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Yet another military history item that effectively demonstrates the inexorable and slow decline of Wikipedia. This is a VERY important article, and yet:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edwards_Air_Force_Base
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A water stop on the Santa Fe Railroad since 1882, the site was largely unsettled until the early 20th century. In 1910, Ralph,Clifford,and Effie Corum built a homestead on the edge of Rogers Lake. The Corums proved instrumental in attracting other settlers and building infrastructure in the area, and when a post office was commissioned for the area, they named it Muroc, a reversal of the Corum name, Due to the presence of a town named Coram.[9][10]
LOLWUT

So, where is that smug little bastard Kirill Lokshin when he is needed?


Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:42 pm
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What a shit article. Please bear in mind: from the 1890s until the 1929 stock-market crash, player pianos were a major part of the entertainment industry. And QRS was the dominant manufacturer of piano rolls. (Which they still are today, albeit for a very tiny market.) And for many years the player-piano industry held their conventions in Buffalo, NY-- the home of QRS. Including the 1908 convention where the piano-roll format was finally standardized. On the QRS design.

This article talks at length (?) about QRS's attempts to push into the phonograph-record market but says almost nothing about the piano-roll business, and nothing about their aborted attempt to manufacture radios and radio tubes in the mid 1920s.

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

Yes I've got references. NO I will not put any of it on Wikipedia. It's an electronic encyclopedia that does a shit job of documenting the history of electronics. A fact which deserves only mockery and abuse, not assistance. Meanwhile, look at the weird mixture of crap they nominated for Featured Article last month:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia ... ember_2017

What in the hell is this?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawker_Hu ... av_service
Why, it's a Military History Wikiproject item, of course. Written by one member thereof, Peacemaker67. They are starting to dominate the Featured Article system along with video gaming and assorted pop-culture crap.

Posted on the Tube Collector's mailing list today: a photo of assorted QRS radio tubes. Which you cannot read about on Wikipedia.

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Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:40 pm
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Wanna see really petty wiki-putdown of a public figure? Consider Kevin Sabet. A leading figure opposing marijuana legalization. Because Wiki-Cunts don't have any real "dirt" on Sabet, and Sabet is a very minor figure with very few media mentions, they insert pathetic shit like this.

https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?ti ... =623213830
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==Controversy==
Despite his views on recreational drug use, Sabet has been often seen drinking coffee - a beverage known for its high [[caffeine]] content. [[Caffeine]] is a commonly consumed [[psychoactive]] [[stimulant]] drug with known addictive properties. Under the [[Gateway Drug Theory]] studies suggest that [[Caffeine]] use can lead to abusing hard, illegal stimulants such as [[cocaine]] & [[methamphetamine]].


https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?ti ... =755691511
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==Controversy==
In September 2016, Sabet admitted lying multiple times to a forum at the [[Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate]], when he claimed to possess two bags of candy one of which was infused with marijuana.<ref>http://www.fox25boston.com/news/gummies-used-in-edible-marijuana-demonstration-stolen/449041977/</ref> After the forum concluded, Sabet left both bags of candy unattended, which were subsequently stolen. He was chastised for leaving a controlled substance unattended only to be caught lying about the contents of the bags.<ref>http://hightimes.com/culture/radical-rant-legalization-foe-possibly-commits-drug-crime-at-tv-debate/</ref> The attendee of the forum who stole the bags submitted them to a laboratory for testing of their levels of marijuana content. Dr. Saunders' report was conclusive that neither bag of candy contained any THC (the psychoactive compound of marijuana).<ref>http://www.rawstory.com/2016/09/stupid-ass-anti-weed-activist-brought-pot-edibles-to-legalization-forum-and-lost-them/</ref> The story was reported in a news broadcast, which claimed that Sabet admitted there was never any marijuana in the props he presented to the forum.


Clearly editor "9711CA" doesn't like conservative Republicans. He/she/it trashed the Sabet article and has been fighting over the Frank Luntz and Dana Rorabacher articles.


Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:50 pm
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Why in the hell does this stupid show tune deserve an article that is 122k bytes long, with 215 references?? Probably the longest WP article about a song I've ever seen. Even "Happy Birthday" doesn't get this lunatic fan treatment.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Let_It_Go_(Disney_song)


Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:19 pm
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ulk_(dog)

Very sad stub for a dog that was apparently the symbol of a country's presidency. And why must it be connected to Hitler's dog?

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Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:42 pm
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The End wrote:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ulk_(dog)

Very sad stub for a dog that was apparently the symbol of a country's presidency. And why must it be connected to Hitler's dog?

It's a shitty little stub too. Authored by this guy, who is obviously a Chilean nerd.....
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Dentren


Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:54 am
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https://twitter.com/TheMarkyX/status/955805308563189760
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Never trust Wikipedia. A board game company tried to incorporate various Japanese folklore figures into their game. They put in a fake creature that was created by a New Zealand vandal.

That article is frequently vandalized
https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?ti ... on=history

This "Kotahi" crap was added on 7 September 2016
https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?ti ... =735020925

and removed by an IP address on 23 Jan 2018, prob. because "oopsie we noticed it going around on Twitter"
https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?ti ... =818694120

and someone RESTORED THE VANDALISM
https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?ti ... =821905966

and another IP address removed it again
https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?ti ... =821925995

So that bogus listing remained on the article for almost 18 MONTHS.

Plus, that same IP also vandalized the "Dannavirke" article, and even removed some of his own vandalism....
https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?ti ... =737221200
https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?ti ... =716056276

and today, yet another IP added NEW VANDALISM (one was quickly removed, the "Gemerson Lorenzo" crap is still there)
https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?ti ... =821950959
https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?ti ... =822083663

WIKIPEDIA IS MAGIC!! PRESTO!


Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:06 pm
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siskiwit_ ... sle_Royale)
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Ryan Island contains Moose Flats, a seasonal pond, which contains Moose Boulder. When Moose Flats is flooded, Moose Boulder becomes the largest island in the largest lake on the largest island in the largest lake on the largest island in the largest lake in the world.[5][A] – Treasure Island (which is larger than Ryan Island) in Lake Mindemoya (which is larger than Siskiwit Lake, but not the largest lake on Manitoulin Island, which is Lake Manitou) on Manitoulin Island (which is larger than Isle Royale) in Lake Huron is believed to be the world's largest island in a lake on an island in a lake. Treasure Island may[speculation?] also contain ponds (as do several lake islands in Manitoulin Island)[6][7][8] which may[speculation?] contain rocky islands larger than Moose Boulder. But Lake Huron is not the largest lake in the world.)[B] (The largest island in a lake on an island in a lake on an island not in a lake may be an unnamed 4-acre (16,000 m2) island (which has probably never been visited by humans) at 69.793°N 108.241°W in a lake on an island in a lake on Victoria Island in the Canadian Arctic.)[9][10][C]

Thanks, Herostratus, you snarky dickhead.


Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:24 pm
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruce_Tinsley

A sad little article with shit references, which just HAS to point this out, because he's a political conservative. Pettiness at its finest.
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In 2006, Tinsley was arrested twice for driving while intoxicated, once in August and again in December, both Class A misdemeanors.[1][2] After the December incident, he attacked the sentencing judge, Roderick McGillivray, in several of his comics.[3]


In 2014 it looked like this. Then an IP address started to put angry denunciations in it. WP:NPOV my ass.
https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?ti ... =634317830
https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?ti ... =634462929


Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:29 pm
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Strelnikov mentioned this guy in an email.....
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Gee thanks, another example of bad Wp content:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sergei_Mavrodi

"Mavrodi claims he is not the beneficiary of the donations and he is not used to flamboyant lifestyle. His true charges of which he was later convicted of is tax fraud[4] though he claimed that MMM scheme is not a business, but a mutual donation program of which there is no law against such.[5] There were interviews after his release where he claimed MMM Global is behind the bitcoin price rally.[6]"

Paid editing too:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:C ... /Alagherii


Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:20 pm
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