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Re: Crap or questionable articles

Post by ericbarbour » Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:44 pm

Some hilariously bad writing here, and exactly one reference.....to a long-dead website.

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

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Re: Crap or questionable articles

Post by badmachine » Tue May 05, 2020 5:33 am

The Dry tree (or Solitary tree) is a legendary tree. The first recording about it was done by Marco Polo, somewhere in the wastelands of northern Persia. According to Polo, it was the only tree within hundreds of kilometres of desert. The legend said that the Dry Tree marked the exact spot of the great battle between Alexander the Great and Darius. It is not clear whether this 'great battle' refers to the battle of Issus or of Gaugamela, or both. The purported location—somewhere in Khorasan, near the border with present day Turkmenistan—is also impossible to ascertain, because Darius had already been assassinated when Alexander reached these regions.
Dry tree, apparently a legendary tree somewhere in the wastelands of northern Persia. Been tagged with {{refimprove}} since July 2019. Pretty sure it's crap. :?
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Re: Crap or questionable articles

Post by ericbarbour » Tue May 05, 2020 7:31 pm

badmachine wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 5:33 am
Dry tree, apparently a legendary tree somewhere in the wastelands of northern Persia. Been tagged with {{refimprove}} since July 2019. Pretty sure it's crap. :?
Article has EXISTED FOR ELEVEN YEARS, and both "references" are dead links today. Note the "Though the story is a legend, solitary trees are not" bit. Garbage article.

https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?ti ... =304943239

Let me guess, a link to Wikisource isn't a "reliable source", eh?
https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Trav ... Chapter_22

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Re: Crap or questionable articles

Post by ericbarbour » Thu May 14, 2020 3:18 am

Watch this tiny shitshow unfold. AFD was started today.

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

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia ... Ahmed_Gabr

Originally created in 2014 by an SPA, giving the deletionist chodes a bit more ammo.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:C ... /Emadrains

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Re: Crap or questionable articles

Post by ericbarbour » Sat May 16, 2020 8:21 pm

Who sez you have to reference "every statement of fact"??

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

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Re: Crap or questionable articles

Post by ericbarbour » Wed Jun 10, 2020 3:09 am

These are the oldest unreferenced, unfootnoted articles I've ever run across. They have existed since 2004. Idiots and their bots drive-by edit them, no one adds references.
Finally tagged in 2015 and STILL unreferenced. No dates either. When did these early kings of part of Britain rule?? Apparently it was all based on Geoffrey's Historia Regnum Britanniae, which "Although taken as historical well into the 16th century,[1] it is now considered to have no value as history." THEN FUCKING SAY SO.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belinus
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brennius

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Re: Crap or questionable articles

Post by ericbarbour » Sun Jun 14, 2020 12:43 am

The nerds can't seem to find much to say about her--other than the spluttering about her racial insensitivity. Terrible writing too.

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

(Even funnier/more disgusting, she has a biography on Diversity Women....https://www.diversitywoman.com/conferen ... ra-fedida/)

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Re: Crap or questionable articles

Post by ericbarbour » Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:41 pm

o rly lol
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Re: Crap or questionable articles

Post by ericbarbour » Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:03 am

HA HA HA HA HA (?)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multnomah ... e_District
Multnomah Education Service District (MESD) is an education service district that coordinates school events, activities, and discriminates against employees based on their sexual orientation throughout the school districts in Multnomah County, Oregon, United States. Its administrative offices are located at 11611 NE Ainsworth Circle in Portland.[1]
Honestly, they deserve some abuse because of the rotten shit pulled on Bigham. But this is absurd.

So is this.

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

Openly edited by Bigham himself....

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:C ... ett_Bigham

And created and most heavily edited by "Riblets", which is probably a Bigham sock......

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:C ... ns/Riblets

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Re: Crap or questionable articles

Post by ericbarbour » Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:21 am

She's the "zoomer Boxxy". And outside of certain manchildy parts of the internet, Belle Delphine is a nobody. So why the long article?

Because this Overwatch-playing dweeb appears to be in love with her. And was the principal creator of her 40kb article--with minor help from that infamous Gamergate nerd Tutelary. Bah.

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

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