Articles Wikipedia should have--but doesn't.

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Re: Articles Wikipedia should have--but doesn't.

Post by ericbarbour » Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:01 am

Dysklyver wrote:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dhahban_Central_Prison
Sadly the topic is too small for a DYK.

a) I'm amazed that much info could be found at all;
b) Huldra edited it. Hah. Good. (For the rest of you, she fed me a ton of dirt about Israel/Palestine content fights on WP. Most helpful.)

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Re: Articles Wikipedia should have--but doesn't.

Post by ericbarbour » Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:06 pm

Ever heard of "Proving Grounds"?
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9144308/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
https://www.roadandtrack.com/car-cultur ... r-tv-show/
https://jalopnik.com/nbcsns-new-automot ... 1829697483
https://www.engadget.com/2018/11/25/pro ... cars-race/

Oh, well, it's a streaming series and doesn't exist blahblah....if you search WP for it, you only get this stub, about the unrelated 2011 show that died when its host, Ryan Dunn, did the same. They HAD to cover that because Dunn was a Jackass nerd hero.



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Re: Articles Wikipedia should have--but doesn't.

Post by ericbarbour » Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:34 am

People who live in some European countries know about the "voiture sans permis" automobile, or "car without license". It's a specific class of low-power microcar that can be driven without a driver's license on local roads.

There is nothing on English Wikipedia about the VSP concept, except a brief section buried in the "Microcar" article. VSP cars have been legal for decades and are being sold today in France, Belgium, Austria and Italy that I know of. Since "THE GREATEST ENCYCLOPEDIA EVER MADE" can't tell me exactly which countries have a VSP law, and Google keeps pointing at Wikipedia, I can't say much more.....

(Don't look at Micro Cars. That is a probably-paid article about a manufacturer in Sri Lanka. Take a bow, Ebaran.)

There's a slightly better article on French Wikipedia which even names some VSP manufacturers. (It's being fought over, as usual.)
https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voiture_sans_permis

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Re: Articles Wikipedia should have--but doesn't.

Post by Strelnikov » Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:49 am

ericbarbour wrote:People who live in some European countries know about the "voiture sans permis" automobile, or "car without license". It's a specific class of low-power microcar that can be driven without a driver's license on local roads.

There is nothing on English Wikipedia about the VSP concept, except a brief section buried in the "Microcar" article. VSP cars have been legal for decades and are being sold today in France, Belgium, Austria and Italy that I know of. Since "THE GREATEST ENCYCLOPEDIA EVER MADE" can't tell me exactly which countries have a VSP law, and Google keeps pointing at Wikipedia, I can't say much more.....

(Don't look at Micro Cars. That is a probably-paid article about a manufacturer in Sri Lanka. Take a bow, Ebaran.)

There's a slightly better article on French Wikipedia which even names some VSP manufacturers. (It's being fought over, as usual.)
https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voiture_sans_permis


Jalopnik's Jason Torchinsky drives a VSP on the streets of America:

Still "Globally Banned" on Wikipedia for the high crime of journalism.

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Re: Articles Wikipedia should have--but doesn't.

Post by ericbarbour » Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:27 am

Yes it's a real TV show.
It is being featured on American Netflix right now.
Yes this is really goddamn stupid.

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There's even a draft article. Hope someone notices it....
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Draft:The ... _TV_series)

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Re: Articles Wikipedia should have--but doesn't.

Post by Dysklyver » Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:53 am

ericbarbour wrote:There's even a draft article. Hope someone notices it....
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Draft:The_Protector_(2018_TV_series)


Yes they certainly have, you have just come into contact with NPR, specifically:

(cur | prev) 14:06, 19 December 2018‎ CASSIOPEIA (talk | contribs)‎ . . (2,676 bytes) +221‎ . . (AFC draft (via script)) (undo | thank)
(cur | prev) 14:06, 19 December 2018‎ CASSIOPEIA (talk | contribs)‎ m . . (2,455 bytes) 0‎ . . (CASSIOPEIA moved page The Protector (2018 TV series) to Draft:The Protector (2018 TV series) without leaving a redirect: Undersourced, incubate in draftspace (via script)) (undo | thank)


It's an automated script, created by Evad and used to "draftify" hundreds of pages a day. This was an article, but now it is a draft, it's up to the author to figure out how to submit the draft and get it past AfC.

Over 90% of such drafts are deleted as G13 or G11 later on.
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Re: Articles Wikipedia should have--but doesn't.

Post by ericbarbour » Sun Dec 23, 2018 4:11 am

Dysklyver wrote:Yes they certainly have, you have just come into contact with NPR, specifically:
It's an automated script, created by Evad and used to "draftify" hundreds of pages a day. This was an article, but now it is a draft, it's up to the author to figure out how to submit the draft and get it past AfC.
Over 90% of such drafts are deleted as G13 or G11 later on.

Ha ha ha. The deletionists are winning (as usual).

Here's another TV show Wikipedia has never heard of:
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9129466/
https://tvseriesfinale.com/tv-show/myth ... creatures/
https://www.sciencechannel.com/tv-shows ... al-beasts/


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