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Re: Crap or questionable articles

Post by ericbarbour » Wed May 12, 2021 4:40 pm

god this is stupid......Heilman's Nut Squad drops the ball again.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phenylpropanolamine
The compound exists as four stereoisomers, which include d- and l-norephedrine and d- and l-norpseudoephedrine.[8][4] d-Norpseudoephedrine is also known as cathine,[3][8] and is found naturally in Catha edulis (khat).[9] Pharmaceutical drug preparations of PPA have varied in their stereoisomer composition in different countries, which may explain differences in misuse and side effect profiles.[4] Analogues of PPA include ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, amphetamine, methamphetamine, and cathinone.[7]

There are four optical isomers of PPA: dextro- and levo-norephedrine, and dextro- and levo-norpseudoephedrine. d-Norpseudoephedrine is also known as cathine, and occurs naturally in Catha edulis ("Khat").[10]
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Re: Crap or questionable articles

Post by ericbarbour » Sat May 15, 2021 7:47 pm

Almost every time I see an article about a medical "quack" or anti-vaxxer, someone slips in a quote from the ever-so-charming David Gorski. Mind you: Mercola is a scum. But Gorski is a different variety of scum who is also a Wikipedia administrator. They are now quoting their own insiders as "references".

Yes; Gorski has edited Mercola's article extensively himself. Inevitably. Because Mercola must be destroyed. At all costs. (They appear to be failing.)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Mercola
Of Mercola's marketing techniques, oncology surgeon David Gorski says it "mixes the boring, sensible health advice with pseudoscientific advice in such a way that it’s hard for someone without a medical background to figure out which is which."[10]
Inserted in 2019 by someone who 'coudn't possibly have any ties to Gorski'.
https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?ti ... =931765610

Also note that when this article was created in 2006, one of its major editors was none other than Tyciol. A leading Wikipedia pedophilia fan. Some wiki-things defy understanding.
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Re: Crap or questionable articles

Post by Dr Mario » Wed May 19, 2021 6:47 pm

and talk about more needless bio pic of living inviduals and article about Buisnesswoman from Kenya that nobody has ever heard off. Wouldn't be surprised if that article was created in self promotion. :roll: : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Racheal_Njoroge

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Re: Crap or questionable articles

Post by ericbarbour » Thu May 20, 2021 1:00 am

Dr Mario wrote:
Wed May 19, 2021 6:47 pm
and talk about more needless bio pic of living inviduals and article about Buisnesswoman from Kenya that nobody has ever heard off. Wouldn't be surprised if that article was created in self promotion. :roll: : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Racheal_Njoroge
Good chance this is a paid editor from Uganda. (Given how poor Wikipedia's coverage of Africa in general is, perhaps this one should be given a free pass. Been on WP since 2007, never noticed by admins.)

https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?ti ... t=Fsmatovu

He/she/whatev participated one of the funniest stupid-level-AFDs I've ever seen:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia ... _Alamuddin
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Re: Crap or questionable articles

Post by badmachine » Sun May 23, 2021 6:49 pm

Hopelessly incomplete, forever:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_d ... ted_States

231 references and the US section is next to useless.
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Re: Crap or questionable articles

Post by Dr Mario » Thu Jun 03, 2021 11:53 am

Seems Wikipedia loves Scrappy-doo one of the worst character in any medium ever created, the artitle at this time of writing is 167,696 bytes of data :deadbanana:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scrappy-Doo

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Re: Crap or questionable articles

Post by ericbarbour » Wed Jun 09, 2021 11:05 pm

And Wikipedians wonder why Wikipedia is laughed at so frequently...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coca
At the top:
The cocaine alkaloid content of dry Erythroxylum coca var. coca leaves was measured ranging from 0.23 % to 0.96 %.[4]
And further down:
The pharmacologically active ingredient of coca is the cocaine alkaloid, which is found in the amount of about 0.3 to 1.5%, averaging 0.8%,[20]
WHICH IS IT, YOU FUCKS???
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Re: Crap or questionable articles

Post by ericbarbour » Wed Jun 09, 2021 11:12 pm

Dr Mario wrote:
Thu Jun 03, 2021 11:53 am
Seems Wikipedia loves Scrappy-doo one of the worst character in any medium ever created, the artitle at this time of writing is 167,696 bytes of data :deadbanana:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scrappy-Doo
And it seems someone saw your post, because the article was chopped down by 80% today:
15:50, 9 June 2021‎ ImaginesTigers talk contribs‎ 34,972 bytes −132,716‎ Removal of unreferenced or unverifiable referenced material, most of which constitutes OR. undo Tag: Visual edit
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Re: Crap or questionable articles

Post by QiVayuXuenRakta369 » Thu Jun 24, 2021 12:51 am

Wikipedia "editors" seemingly know not to distinguish a novel from a non-fiction book.
In the French article about Helena Blavatsky, one of the "sources" cited it is included "Les Sept Espirits de la Révolte". Nevertheless, this book is a novel, not a biography! And they used it as a background to support non-fictional stances!!!
Another crude, quirky, childish err is blatant in the English version of the French editorial house "L'Harmattan". Therein, it is asserted that the publisher focuses in Sub-Saharan Africa affairs. However, as it is stated in its French version, actually, it is the name of the publisher which is derived from a typical Sub-Saharan wind, not that it is specialized in books of the Sub-Saharan issues. L'Harmattan is a general academic French publisher, one of the largest of this country.
Wackopedia, frankly, is a just a eerie mockery and bad humour website; it is understandable that such ridiculous mistakes are to fall out. But I aught bestow my most pitiful condolences to those who view it as an encyclopedia. Azooterkins!

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Re: Crap or questionable articles

Post by ericbarbour » Sat Jun 26, 2021 7:58 pm

Stumbled over a fine example of Nerd Patrol obsession. Where are the "deletionists" when shit like this is happening?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stardust_the_Super_Wizard

A LONG article about an obscure 1940s comic-book character. Insane obsessive detail. Written almost entirely by two accounts, one of whom is obviously a sockpuppet belonging to the other. (He ADMITS BEING A PAID EDITOR on his userpage! Many of his paid articles have "mysteriously disappeared", isn't that predictable.....)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Ubiquitouslarry

and the sock

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Arutai

Another autism-explosion by the same freak:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Jam_(comics)
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