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Re: Crap or questionable articles

Post by Strelnikov » Sun Dec 03, 2023 7:15 am

Bbb23sucks wrote:
Sat Dec 02, 2023 5:18 am
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%22We%27r ... s_women%22

Some random news article by the BBC. Only exists to have a "reception" section to push negative views about the BBC article.
The British press seems to be full of writers openly hostile to transgender people, but it's mostly in the tabloids like The Daily Mail. The main deal with this article that Bilorv might have is the hard truth that some lesbians cannot get beyond female genitals, and the trans dick is a bridge too far. I can't speak for anybody involved (lesbians, trans people, the BBC), but this Wikipedia article seems to be trying too hard, and now it's an unintentional time capsule of 2021.
Still "Globally Banned" on Wikipedia for the high crime of journalism.

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Re: Crap or questionable articles

Post by Bbb23sucks » Mon Dec 11, 2023 1:34 am

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

Fad from the early 2000/10s. Poorly sourced with it mainly consisting of student newspapers and even more unreliable sources such as the user-generated IMDb. Major RS and RECENT issues. All of the sources are in or before 2010 with the exception of the IMDb source (which is included in a "in popular culture section" - which happens to make up nearly half the article) and another student publication. Never AfD'd.

Has been edited a surprisingly large amount. However, the majority of those edits are just vandalism/vandalism removal and minor maintenance tasks. The original version of the article was even more overspecific: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?ti ... =373372017
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Re: Crap or questionable articles

Post by CarlsJunior » Fri Dec 15, 2023 9:53 pm

https://wikimediafoundation.org/news/20 ... s-of-2023/

Based on the top articles list Wikipedia is similar to a chat board providing folks an opportunity to talk (or read about) about celebrities, movies, and sports.

ChatGPT, 49,490,406 pageviews

Sports:

-Cricket in India
-Soccer Elsewhere

Films and TV
-US films - Oppenheimer, Barbie, Guardians of the Galaxy Avatar
-Indian - Jawan and Pathaan

Celebrities:

-Taylor Swift
-Matthew Perry
-Elon Musk
-Lisa Marie Presley
-Deaths of famous people

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-Russian invasion of Ukraine

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Re: Crap or questionable articles

Post by Bbb23sucks » Sun Dec 17, 2023 3:15 pm

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

Textbook WP:ONE. Why hasn't this been merged already?

It doesn't even include his birthdate or even his real name.
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Re: Crap or questionable articles

Post by gnngl » Mon Dec 18, 2023 2:03 am

Bbb23sucks wrote:
Sun Dec 17, 2023 3:15 pm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niftski

Textbook WP:ONE. Why hasn't this been merged already?

It doesn't even include his birthdate or even his real name.
WP:ONE doesn't exist on wiki

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Re: Crap or questionable articles

Post by Bbb23sucks » Mon Dec 18, 2023 2:51 am

gnngl wrote:
Mon Dec 18, 2023 2:03 am
Bbb23sucks wrote:
Sun Dec 17, 2023 3:15 pm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niftski

Textbook WP:ONE. Why hasn't this been merged already?

It doesn't even include his birthdate or even his real name.
WP:ONE doesn't exist on wiki
Oops. I forgot: https://wikipediasucks.co/forum/viewtop ... 330#p24556
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Re: Crap or questionable articles

Post by account » Tue Dec 26, 2023 8:46 am

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

article says "Fiducia supplicans is viewed as a reversal of a previous 2021 ruling by the same Holy See department that forbade blessing of same-sex couples."

however the ruling in 2021 had to do with same-sex unions not couples. the people in the union and the union itself are two different things. (not that wikipedia editors could figure that out)
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/ ... an-decrees
https://apnews.com/article/vatican-decr ... 28e4cf7443
https://press.vatican.va/content/salast ... 0315b.html
the ruling even says at the end "But he does not and cannot bless sin: he blesses sinful man" making that distinction

its also misleading how it says "is viewed" and "Fiducia supplicans is believed to have reversed this 2021 decision." while it is true that it is believed by people to have reversed it and perhaps there even is a consensus among people online and off that it has. it reads like wikipedia is an authoritative source "is believed" and should clarify that people think it has changed not that it has changed

nobody who reads wikipedia reads anything more than the summary at the top anyway

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Re: Crap or questionable articles

Post by ericbarbour » Tue Dec 26, 2023 10:00 pm

CarlsJunior wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2023 9:53 pm
https://wikimediafoundation.org/news/20 ... s-of-2023/
Based on the top articles list Wikipedia is similar to a chat board providing folks an opportunity to talk (or read about) about celebrities, movies, and sports.
But remember: it's NOTNEWS......these "official policies" tend to be packed full of hypocrisy.
nobody who reads wikipedia reads anything more than the summary at the top anyway
Hundreds of times, it was suggested that WP should limit the length of all articles and depend on summaries whenever possible. And every time, it was ignored. Even Jimbo The Tiny God-king said it would be a good idea. Nope.....instead we end up with shit like this.

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Re: Crap or questionable articles

Post by badmachine » Wed Dec 27, 2023 12:35 am

Nantahala School

the entirety of the article:
Nantahala School is a small K–12 school in Topton, North Carolina. It is located in a remote part of Macon County amidst the Nantahala National Forest. The school has about 100 students. It is one of the state's few remaining K–12 schools.[1] The school is located at 213 Winding Stairs Road. It has an 11 percent minority enrollment and 61 percent of students are economically disadvantaged.[2] The school has volleyball, cross country, basketball, and golf teams.[3] Alumni include Eric Rudolph who dropped out of the school.[4] The school is part of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association and its teams compete as the Nantahala Hawks.
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oh hi Eric. :)
ericbarbour wrote:
Tue Dec 26, 2023 10:00 pm
Hundreds of times, it was suggested that WP should limit the length of all articles and depend on summaries whenever possible. And every time, it was ignored. Even Jimbo The Tiny God-king said it would be a good idea. Nope.....instead we end up with shit like this.
lol the top 7:
(1) ‎List of Ang Probinsyano episodes ‎[843,724 bytes]
(2) ‎List of 2000s films based on actual events ‎[720,792 bytes]
(3) ‎List of Glagolitic manuscripts ‎[706,392 bytes]
(4) ‎2022–23 UCI Track Cycling season ‎[694,921 bytes]
(5) ‎Joe Gibbs Racing ‎[689,193 bytes]
(6) ‎Tawag ng Tanghalan (season 6) ‎[680,149 bytes]
(7) ‎List of Hindi songs recorded by Asha Bhosle ‎[647,060 bytes]

(edited to aovid double posting)
Last edited by badmachine on Wed Dec 27, 2023 12:46 am, edited 2 times in total.

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Re: Crap or questionable articles

Post by Bbb23sucks » Fri Dec 29, 2023 6:08 am

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

Undersourced promotional stub.
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