Crap or questionable articles

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Re: Crap or questionable articles

Post by ericbarbour » Fri Oct 01, 2021 8:22 pm

Might have posted something about Douglas Murray before, can't remember.

It's an amazingly long article about a moderately obscure political writer. Some comment is needed: I have noticed that Wikipedia REALLY ties itself into knots over the bios of gay conservatives. The semi-institutional need to shit on Murray is opposed by the institutional need to force-feed WikiLuv to LGBTQ people.

Look at the talkpage--many candidates for Cirt sockpuppets in there as well as notorious abusive admins. Greatest bulk of it was written by Noteduck. Ignore the userboxes on Noteduck's userpage.....he/she/? is probably in Australia and appears to be on Wikipedia primarily for two things. Talking about Sri Lankan and Russian cultural subjects, and pissing on conservative writers. Especially Douglas Murray. Undoubtedly a sock account with much previous experience, despite having been on en-WP since only December 2020.

Maybe we should call that character "Fuck-a-duck".
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Re: Crap or questionable articles

Post by ericbarbour » Fri Oct 08, 2021 8:28 pm

O rly?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colgate_(toothpaste)
Consumer holding Colgate with hemp seed oil, 2020 Colgate registered the label for toothpaste containing hemp seed oil with the U.S. government around January, 2020.

In February, 2020, Colgate's parent company announced an agreement to purchase Hello Products, a New Jersey company that had earlier in the month introduced toothpastes, mouthwashes and lip balms containing cannabidiol (CBD).
This is partly because some asshole removed a large portion of the "History" section months ago. No one cares.
https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?ti ... 1030654651

This despite Colgate being the most popular toothpaste in the world. Obviously no Colgate-Palmolive employees are cleaning this article.

"Wikipedia is improving, and quickly." Fuck off.
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Re: Crap or questionable articles

Post by ericbarbour » Thu Oct 14, 2021 1:11 am

The dink who created it is a vandalism patroller and AFD starter who loves to fight with people. Only been on WP since February, obv an experienced user, will probably be RFAed in a year or so. I suspect he (?) is a teenager. Acts like one.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Scot ... nishRadish
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Re: Crap or questionable articles

Post by ericbarbour » Tue Nov 09, 2021 9:27 pm

Found at the top of the Interstate 10 in Texas article: this map.
Screenshot 2021-11-09 at 13-24-32 Interstate 10 in Texas - Wikipedia.png
Screenshot 2021-11-09 at 13-24-32 Interstate 10 in Texas - Wikipedia.png (103.11 KiB) Viewed 1469 times
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Re: Crap or questionable articles

Post by ericbarbour » Tue Dec 07, 2021 8:37 pm

More than TEN years after I first bitched them out, and it STILL is nothing but a copypaste from the radiomuseum.org article. Where are the shrieky copyright warriors now?? Tung-Sol was one of the world's largest manufacturers of automotive equipment and vacuum tubes in the 1950s; they deserve better treatment in this "encyclo-crapthing".

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tung-Sol
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Re: Crap or questionable articles

Post by ericbarbour » Tue Jan 04, 2022 1:03 am

Remember Philip Johnson, world-famous architect, died in 2005?

Guess what the longest part of his WP bio is. Started by that raving nut "Coretheapple" only a few years ago, and rapidly expanded by a succession of sockpuppets.

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Re: Crap or questionable articles

Post by wexter » Tue Jan 04, 2022 1:23 am

ADHD robot people

Wikipedia is Total crap wrapped in a questionable articles.

The other side of this coin is that important things, main-points, and balance are drowned out , distorted, or omitted.

Critical thinking distinguishes wheat from chaff.

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Re: Crap or questionable articles

Post by ericbarbour » Sat Jan 08, 2022 7:57 pm

A bad article existing since 2016 AND, AND having been fiddled with openly by family and friends of the owners.

IS THAT ALL? Oh, and notorious obsessive editor Mercurywoodrose lives nearby in Hayward, thus appears in the history. If any future historian wants to examine Wikipedia fanatic-editors, Mercurywoodrose would make an excellent subject. Longest userpage I have ever seen.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donut_Wheel
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Re: Crap or questionable articles

Post by wexter » Mon Jan 10, 2022 3:36 am

I will trade you two doughnut wheels for one Gibeau Orange Julep; I figured if the Doughnut wheel was important then the Gibeau Orange Julep is doubly so.

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

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