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

Post by ericbarbour » Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:28 am

Anyone wrote:Done properly, treated sympathetically and given appropriate context, this would be an easy Featured Article to write.

One suggestion: make it more difficult to AFD by adding a few print references. Wiki-fucks are lazy and expect Google to bring them all the magic and to facilitate their "jobs". I've never seen any of them go to a public library and check dead trees, except in rare areas where contentious religious information is being fought over (Mormon articles being a major item for this).

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

Post by Anyone » Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:33 pm

ericbarbour wrote:
Anyone wrote:Done properly, treated sympathetically and given appropriate context, this would be an easy Featured Article to write.

One suggestion: make it more difficult to AFD by adding a few print references. Wiki-fucks are lazy and expect Google to bring them all the magic and to facilitate their "jobs". I've never seen any of them go to a public library and check dead trees, except in rare areas where contentious religious information is being fought over (Mormon articles being a major item for this).

Fair enough, but my understanding [which is pretty limited] is that they only delete or butcher stuff that's non-notable. The Mayflower is definitely notable.

But I won't be churning out any more Wikipedia crap. These days, all articles I write are in service of the almighty dollar.

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

Post by Anyone » Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:52 pm

ericbarbour wrote:So....why isn't there an article about Wilderness Watch?

Never heard of this before, but the website is quite interesting.

This:

The U.S. Air Force is proposing up to 10,000 F-16 fighter jet "sorties" a year over the Gila and Aldo Leopold Wildernesses and Gila National Forest in southern New Mexico. The area’s wild character would no doubt be harmed by the invasion and noise of these countless military overflights, including those just 100 feet above the ground, and the flares and chaff they will drop.

https://wildernesswatch.org/world-s-fir ... der-attack

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

Post by Anyone » Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:02 am

Mekong Cruisers

Plenty of missing Wikipedia articles here. As an example, the Saigon Princess operates out of Saigon and plies the Mekong Delta and neighboring environs.

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There's currently no Wikipedia article about the most luxurious Mekong cruiser afloat. I'll try to summarize this tomorrow.

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

Post by Anyone » Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:52 pm

5. The Aqua Mekong

As noted above, a fair few cruisers operate on the Mekong River, the most luxurious of which is currently the Aqua Mekong.

[img]https://mekongcruises.biz/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/aqua_mekong_1.jpg[/img]

Think of it as a floating five-star hotel that cruises from Siem Reap [ie, Angkor Wat in Cambodia] to the Vietnamese border. Wanna take a look inside?

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If you're interested in writing this up as a Wikipedia article, google it and you'll get a ton of hits.

The Kudpung Situation
Believe it or not, user Kudpung lives very near the Mekong. He's just below the part that defines the Thai Laotian border.

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

Post by ericbarbour » Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:06 am

Anyone wrote:Believe it or not, user Kudpung lives very near the Mekong. He's just below the part that defines the Thai Laotian border.

I believe this. However, knowing how much Chris enjoys fighting with people, and how little he cares about content.....it is a certainty he will do nothing about Mekong riverboats.

ps he's got a Spotify playlist. Which proves he's old.
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1huJJ ... CNVxmCLfmU?

Plus, if you must stalk the old fart, his village is usually spelled "Kut Phueng" in Latin letters and not "Kudpung". Don't waste your time.

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

Post by Anyone » Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:29 am

ericbarbour wrote:
Anyone wrote:Believe it or not, user Kudpung lives very near the Mekong. He's just below the part that defines the Thai Laotian border.

I believe this. However, knowing how much Chris enjoys fighting with people, and how little he cares about content.....it is a certainty he will do nothing about Mekong riverboats.

ps he's got a Spotify playlist. Which proves he's old.
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1huJJ ... CNVxmCLfmU?

Plus, if you must stalk the old fart, his village is usually spelled "Kut Phueng" in Latin letters and not "Kudpung". Don't waste your time.

Agreed he won't ever produce decent content. He's not there for that.

Apparently he's seventy. He said a while ago he'd just entered his eighth decade.

And on WPO Vigilant said he has some kind of "pool business". Do you know about this? Does his company install swimming pools or rent pool tables? Or does Vigilant have it all wrong?

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

Post by Anyone » Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:07 am

6. The Singapore SHIT Stamp

Back in the 1970s and 1980s, Southeast Asian countries had a very low opinion of hippies. They were considered smelly degenerates who contributed nothing of value to local economies and spent what little cash they had on dope and/or opium.

6.1. The Malaysia Situation
This is a very old sign from Malaysia. Notice the line:

If you are found dressed in shabby, dirty or indecent clothes, or living in temporary or make-shift shelters you will be deemed to be a hippie

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6.2. The Thailand situation
And here's an old sign from Thailand. See how it helps you identify "aliens with hippy characteristics"

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6.3. The Singapore SHIT Stamp
When hippies entered Singapore they were told to leave the country within 24 hours and given a special stamp in their passport. The stamp was a gem. It was an acronym made from:

Suspected
Hippie
In
Transit

In other words, hippies literally had the word SHIT stamped in their passport.

6.4. Conclusion
There's a fair few sources out there, but not all are reliable or high quality. I think you'd only ever be able to make a fairly brief article from this. Regardless, it's an interesting snippet of Singaporean history.

EDIT -- some sources from the Straits Times
http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/newspapers ... ef=article
http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/newspapers ... ef=article
http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/newspapers ... ef=article

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