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wikieyeay
post Mon 8th March 2010, 12:26pm
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I tried:
1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rossana_Schneider - text is close to nonsensical, and is basically a puff piece, reference is unverifiable. Rubbish.
2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murat_Sattsayev - minor Russian footballer, no information provided, latest year's stats not given by reference. Only one line. Unlikely to be useful to anyone.
3. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yaquina - dismabiguation page that rather misses the opportunity to explain why places in Oregon are called 'Yaquina'.
4. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Berman - another disambig page
5. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/33_Thomas_Street - about a brutalist skyscraper. Now this is actually interesting, and appears to be the only real article about the subject available online.
6. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_governor - article asserting the existence of a specific mental process to prevent over-exertion. Presented as fact with a 'criticism' section at the end, but a google search leads me to suspect it's actually a fringe theory and not accepted generally by medical science.
7. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qaysin_Quli - Balkar poet, pretty good article. Appears to have been written by only one or two people.
8. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Model_warship_combat - geek topic, I'm not even going to bother questioning this
9. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ACP%E2%80%93E...entary_Assembly - article describing an African, Caribbean, Pacific-EU assembly. Very dry, no analysis. Has this really attracted no news coverage?
10. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EFAF_Challenge_Cup - minor European gridiron competition.

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post Mon 8th March 2010, 12:37pm
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Well, this isn't "random" (it's actually related to an article I worked on recently) but it's pretty "awesome" so it fits. I'm too in awe of it to try and "fix it" in anyway:

Wyandanch, New York

(edit) Note that, had it been created in the past 5 days, the table of contents alone would be long enough to be DYKable, by a long shot.

(edit^2) And I get the impression that they have some kind of Springfield/Shelbyville thing going with this "town of Babylon" (which unfortunately does not appear have a Wikipedia presence aside from this)

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post Mon 8th March 2010, 12:49pm
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QUOTE(radek @ Mon 8th March 2010, 12:37pm) *

Well, this isn't "random" (it's actually related to an article I worked on recently) but it's pretty "awesome" so it fits. I'm too in awe of it to try and "fix it" in anyway:

Wyandanch, New York

blink.gif Jesus Crime-in-Italy. Is that Brad's home-town?
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post Mon 8th March 2010, 12:58pm
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QUOTE(Herschelkrustofsky @ Sun 7th March 2010, 11:39pm) *

To my mind, an oddly homogeneous listing. The big omission, of course, is Shakespeare's The Tempest, which originated the phrase:

O, wonder!
How many goodly creatures are there here!
How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world,
That has such people in't!



Seriously? [edit] I mean, does it seriously omit it?

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Eva Destruction
post Mon 8th March 2010, 1:30pm
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QUOTE(Peter Damian @ Mon 8th March 2010, 12:58pm) *

QUOTE(Herschelkrustofsky @ Sun 7th March 2010, 11:39pm) *

To my mind, an oddly homogeneous listing. The big omission, of course, is Shakespeare's The Tempest, which originated the phrase:

O, wonder!
How many goodly creatures are there here!
How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world,
That has such people in't!



Seriously? [edit] I mean, does it seriously omit it?

No. (Peter, I have to say that took all of two seconds to check.)
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Milton Roe
post Mon 8th March 2010, 5:23pm
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QUOTE(Herschelkrustofsky @ Sun 7th March 2010, 4:39pm) *

To my mind, an oddly homogeneous listing. The big omission, of course, is Shakespeare's The Tempest, which originated the phrase:

O, wonder!
How many goodly creatures are there here!
How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world,
That has such people in't!



'Tis new to them.
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post Mon 8th March 2010, 10:54pm
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Suck on this one:

Love-shyness.

Something that Wikipediots know all about?

Rather long article for a term coined by pop-psychologist Brian Gilmartin, isn't it?
I wonder what other psychology academics think of Gilmartin's theories.
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Eva Destruction
post Tue 9th March 2010, 9:16am
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I've mentioned them all before, but my personal holy trinity of Wikipedia shite at its stinkiest are:
  1. The BLP-violating, bar-advertising, sprawling mess of Orchard Towers;
  2. The zen-like distillation of pure pointlessness that is Southborough, Bromley;
  3. Blofeld's crowning glory, Radisson Edwardian Heathrow Hotel. ("On March 25th-27th 2005 it hosted a Dawn of the Dead convention." Well, it must be notable then...)
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KD Tries Again
post Tue 9th March 2010, 4:34pm
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This was a particular favorite of mine. I think I helped to improve it.

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post Tue 9th March 2010, 5:28pm
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This is my favourite article.
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post Tue 9th March 2010, 6:38pm
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How can you forget the Saints? -any religion will do; Christian:
Mariam Baouardy (T-H-L-K-D)
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Eyes flashing with hatred he lost control and kicked her to the floor. He then drew his sword and slashed her throat. Thinking her dead he dumped her bloody body in a nearby dark alley. It was 8 September 1858. What followed was a strange and beautifully moving story, told years later by Mariam to her Mistress of Novices at Marseilles, France. “A nun dressed in blue picked me up and stitched my throat wound. This happened in a grotto somewhere.

..or Muslim:
Sukayna bint Husayn (T-H-L-K-D):
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..the children gathered around Sukaina with their little cups, knowing that as soon as Abbas ibn Ali would bring water, Sukaina would first make sure that they had some before taking any herself. Sukaina was standing next to Hussain ibn Ali, also with her eyes fixed on the Alam of Abbas ibn Ali. Abbas reached the river bank fighting Yazid's men trying to block his way, killing anyone with his spear that tried to stop his progress. Abbas' bravery was well known among the Arabs and the Yazid’s troops started to flee in different directions. As he bent down to fill the mashk, the Alam disappeared from sight. Sakīnah was frightened and looked at her father. Hussain ibn Ali said, Sakīnah, your uncle Abbas is at the river bank. Sakīnah smiled and said, Alhamdulillah (all praise is for Allah), and called out all the children to welcome Abbas.

With the water-bag filled, Abbas ibn Ali wanted to get the water to the anxiously waiting children as quickly as possible. Seeing him gallop towards the camp of Hussain ibn Ali, Umar ibn Sa’ad shouted from the enemy ranks that if even a single drop of water reaches Hussain's camp, it would be impossible to fight them on the battlefield. When arrows were coming from all sides, Abbas had only one thought in his mind, how to protect the water-bag than his life. Abbas ibn Ali lost both his arms during the attack, trying to save the water-bag. The Alam fell onto the ground. Sakīnah could not see it any longer. She looked at Hussain ibn Ali, but he turned his face away. Sakīnah began to tremble with fear and her eyes filled with tears. She raised her hands and prayed, “Ya Allah! Do not let them kill my uncle Abbas, I will not ask for water again and ran inside the tent to her mother”.

PS: the girl died...5 years old huh.gif
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post Tue 9th March 2010, 7:48pm
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QUOTE(The Adversary @ Tue 9th March 2010, 1:38pm) *

How can you forget the Saints? -any religion will do; Christian:
Mariam Baouardy (T-H-L-K-D)
Sukayna bint Husayn (T-H-L-K-D)
Probably all or almost all of what's in those articles is verifiable if attributed. Without sane process, fixing this stuff is completely beyond anything I'd care to attempt. If the mob comes across these articles, they will hack them to pieces. But I'd assert that any Saint recognized by the Catholic Church -- or even close to that -- or any widely known martyr of Shi'a Islam -- is almost certainly sufficiently notable for an article, and then what's in the article? Just neutral histories from secular sources?
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post Wed 10th March 2010, 1:48pm
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I have a COI with respect to this article, so I'll let someone else decide if it's sufficiently crappy to be deletion-worthy.

HandsFree Networks
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Eva Destruction
post Sun 14th March 2010, 10:15am
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Definite honorable mention for An Organic Conversation. Anyone want to take bets on whether Ginanatalina (T-C-L-K-R-D) is "Helge Hellberg, Executive Director of Marin Organic" or "Mark Mulcahy, award winning retail consultant, educator, and organic advocate"?
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Eva Destruction
post Wed 17th March 2010, 9:22pm
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Another fine addition to the BLP slushpile. I'm particularly taken by the magnificent piece of artwork that is the Clinton Family Portrait.

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post Wed 17th March 2010, 10:16pm
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QUOTE(Eva Destruction @ Wed 17th March 2010, 2:22pm) *

Another fine addition to the BLP slushpile. I'm particularly taken by the magnificent piece of artwork that is the Clinton Family Portrait.

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"huhhuh....I'm President... huhhuhhuh"
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post Sat 20th March 2010, 12:11pm
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QUOTE(IN278S @ Wed 10th March 2010, 2:48pm) *

I have a COI with respect to this article, so I'll let someone else decide if it's sufficiently crappy to be deletion-worthy.

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Hmm, this article seems to be toast!

The Wikipedia Review effect strikes again!
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post Tue 30th March 2010, 11:20am
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List of Presidents of the United States who knew a foreign language.
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post Tue 20th April 2010, 5:49pm
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Malchik. Words fail me. "Man brutally kills pregnant dog for no particular reason" has got to be my new favorite news headline, though.
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post Tue 20th April 2010, 6:05pm
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QUOTE(Eva Destruction @ Wed 17th March 2010, 2:22pm) *

Another fine addition to the BLP slushpile. I'm particularly taken by the magnificent piece of artwork that is the Clinton Family Portrait.

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Well, they nailed Chelsea of that time. Bill has morphed a bit into a JFK with graying hair. I dunno who the woman is. I think I've seen her as a news anchorperson, though.
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