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> 13-year-old's vanity music video garners BLP, MUSICBIO trumps BLP1E and common sense
gomi
post Fri 25th March 2011, 4:09am
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Wikipedia is at its strongest when it is most current. Wikis are best at producing mediocre articles quickly, not producing masterpieces over long periods of time.
Wiki technology is perhaps at its best when covering quickly-changing topics. Wikipedia is, more or less, always at its worst.

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post Fri 25th March 2011, 4:10am
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"Friday" is such a wonderful song. Other than being incredibly addicting prolefeed, the song features a shallow message and pedophilic faux-rapper, and showcases an utter lack of respect for English grammar.

Other than the "We so excited" and banal "Which sea can I take?" parts, my favorite lines have to be "Tomorrow is Saturday / And Sunday comes afterwards".

What an absolute smash; the official music video has nearly 46 million views on YouTube, with 74,877 likes and 634,581 dislikes as of when I'm writing this. That means 89.44% of voters disliked that video. Amazing!

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post Fri 25th March 2011, 4:20am
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QUOTE(gomi @ Fri 25th March 2011, 4:09am) *

QUOTE(anthony @ Thu 24th March 2011, 9:04pm) *
Wikipedia is at its strongest when it is most current. Wikis are best at producing mediocre articles quickly, not producing masterpieces over long periods of time.
Wiki technology is perhaps at its best when covering quickly-changing topics. Wikipedia is, more or less, always at its worst.


I thought you said it was at its worst when it was most current?

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Dismissing your moot point, please just explain why Becky Black and the Blogger Blokes carry so much more gravity, importance and require that much effort in comparison to the Scarlattis. At this pint, your type usually just retreat saying, "oh, well, you can go and edit that topic you want to ...". Why would I want to?


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post Fri 25th March 2011, 4:24am
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Might I say that video is hideously done, with many misspelled words?

For it is, it truly is.
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post Fri 25th March 2011, 3:49pm
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Keeping on topic, I find this pretty amazing but Little Ran is not notable at all.


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It's the difference between "de facto" and "de jure".

De jure, there are standards on WP. De facto, not so much, as gangs of idiots easily game them by showing up together at any important votes, especially if the only people who know about the article/votes tend to be the same idiots. Supposedly, closing admins look at arguments, but again, they rarely look at much more than the numbers in practice.

And it is a pretence they know what they are doing at all. Let's face it, 'Speedy Delete' is one of those dogsbody janitor jobs for less confident players.

At least it would make the game more interesting if the speedy delete function was entirely randomized rather than left to the whim of individuals.
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please just explain why Becky Black and the Blogger Blokes carry so much more gravity, importance and require that much effort in comparison to the Scarlattis. At this pint, your type usually just retreat saying, "oh, well, you can go and edit that topic you want to ..."

Oh, for God's sake, just concede the point and stop flapping about in the water.

No, there is no way in an "encyclopedia" Rebecca Black would outclass any one of the Scarlattis. I just noticed one of the "reliable sources" is from somewhere called "The Daily Beast". I mean, why not change the rules and call citations "Just Anywhere Else on the Internet".

After if the entire notoriety of the piece is on the basis of it being "the worst song" that is plainly not true. I'll spare you potential alternatives but meanwhile, Rebecca proves she can sing pop ...


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post Fri 25th March 2011, 4:20pm
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QUOTE(anthony @ Fri 25th March 2011, 12:04am) *
Wikipedia is at its strongest when it is most current.


Indeed, you are a moron.

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post Fri 25th March 2011, 4:30pm
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QUOTE(Cock-up-over-conspiracy @ Fri 25th March 2011, 3:49pm) *

After if the entire notoriety of the piece is on the basis of it being "the worst song" that is plainly not true. I'll spare you potential alternatives but meanwhile, Rebecca proves she can sing pop ...


The worst part of the song is by far the lyrics. However, after listening to the Bob Dylan version, I've come to the conclusion that it's not *just* the lyrics. The Bob Dylan version is almost good.

In any case, once again you come out with a strawman. The notoriety of the piece is *not* based on it being "the worst song".
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post Fri 25th March 2011, 4:35pm
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Indeed, you are a moron.


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post Fri 25th March 2011, 7:19pm
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QUOTE(anthony @ Fri 25th March 2011, 12:35pm) *

QUOTE(Tarc @ Fri 25th March 2011, 4:20pm) *

Indeed, you are a moron.





I can play the "here's a link to express my opinion" game too, fuckwit. smile.gif

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post Fri 25th March 2011, 7:25pm
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QUOTE(anthony @ Fri 25th March 2011, 4:30pm) *

QUOTE(Cock-up-over-conspiracy @ Fri 25th March 2011, 3:49pm) *

After if the entire notoriety of the piece is on the basis of it being "the worst song" that is plainly not true. I'll spare you potential alternatives but meanwhile, Rebecca proves she can sing pop ...


The worst part of the song is by far the lyrics. However, after listening to the Bob Dylan version, I've come to the conclusion that it's not *just* the lyrics. The Bob Dylan version is almost good.

In any case, once again you come out with a strawman. The notoriety of the piece is *not* based on it being "the worst song".


It's not a Bob Dylan version, that's a hoax. Bob Dylan has never sung the song! Gah!
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post Fri 25th March 2011, 10:05pm
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QUOTE(Silver seren @ Fri 25th March 2011, 7:25pm) *

It's not a Bob Dylan version, that's a hoax. Bob Dylan has never sung the song! Gah!

How do you know, argentiferous one? Maybe he sings it in the shower every morning.
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post Fri 25th March 2011, 10:39pm
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QUOTE(anthony @ Fri 25th March 2011, 4:30pm) *

The worst part of the song is by far the lyrics.


Did she get these from Wikipedia?

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Friday (pronounced /ˈfraɪdeɪ, ˈfraɪdi/ ( listen)) is the day between Thursday and Saturday, and is the last day of the school or work week.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friday


Note the 'citation needed' tag.
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post Sat 26th March 2011, 12:28am
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QUOTE(Tarc @ Fri 25th March 2011, 4:20pm) *

Indeed, you are a moron.


QUOTE(Tarc @ Fri 25th March 2011, 7:19pm) *

I can play the "here's a link to express my opinion" game too, fuckwit. smile.gif


Actually I meant that as a nonsequitur. Otherwise I would have used an age-appropriate retort to your erudite argument like

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post Sat 26th March 2011, 12:34am
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QUOTE(Silver seren @ Fri 25th March 2011, 7:25pm) *

QUOTE(anthony @ Fri 25th March 2011, 4:30pm) *

The Bob Dylan version is almost good.


It's not a Bob Dylan version, that's a hoax.


What's a hoax? The Bob Dylan version? I'd say "satire" is a more appropriate description than "hoax".
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post Sat 26th March 2011, 1:32am
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After a careful reading, I've decided it's a good thing I'm not a mod here. I would make GBG look like a saint based on what I would do to recent topics.
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post Sat 26th March 2011, 1:41am
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QUOTE(anthony @ Fri 25th March 2011, 4:30pm) *
In any case, once again you come out with a strawman. The notoriety of the piece is *not* based on it being "the worst song".


What on earth are you talking about ...? You are trying to play the point scoring game at a level you have no idea what you are talking about. How can I be making a straw man argument if I am not misrepresentation your position.

I asked you as an wikipaedo apologist to justify, in terms of importance, all the time, effort and garbage citations put into the "Friday, Friday, Gotta get down on Friday" topic, in comparison to the topics on the Scarlatti dynasty.

You cannot ... can you? And you cannot admit it ... either, can you?

The Wikipedia is increasingly shit about shit and they can no longer have any control over the flood gates.

I mean, look at the first half a dozen versions of that topic.
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How about the fact that it has now charted in four different countries?
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QUOTE(Silver seren @ Sat 26th March 2011, 1:46am) *

How about the fact that it has now charted in four different countries?


So did The Laughing Gnome
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post Sat 26th March 2011, 2:15am
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QUOTE(gomi @ Thu 24th March 2011, 3:05pm) *

There has been absolutely no moderation of this topic.


And that's the problem. I think we need a "words taken down" rule in WR.



Until then the only answer I can give to the latest questions by "Cock-up-over-conspiracy" is "Mu".

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QUOTE(Silver seren @ Sat 26th March 2011, 1:46am) *
How about the fact that it has now charted in four different countries?

Charted in what? I am sorry, I have no idea what value commercial pop chart have these days. In my days, anything that made it into the charts was pretty much guaranteed to be shit. Bear in mind, it certainly had not when it was first written. What you are saying then is that the wikipaedia is really just popularist entertainment.

Personally, I am not against a topic as long as it is respectful of the individual given their age etc, and as modest as the contribution to civilization she and it is making. My point has always been about the imbalance between it and something that is of importance.

Perhaps in 20 years we will be able to look back and realise that Rebecca Black was the Johnny Rotten of her generation and Clarence Jey and Patrice Wilson her Malcolm Mclaren and Vivienne Westwood. I don't think so but I have been wrong before. Not as it happens. Surely, she is just one line in a topic about flash in the pan Web 2.0 notoriety?

I fully demand a page on Baby Laughing Hysterically at Ripping Paper (Original) ... 13,000,000 view on Youtube ...!!! It is the new internet sensation!!!

Surely that is notable, I have reliable citations about it too! What makes the rules differ in two such cases ... am I suppose to like them young but not that young?



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