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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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