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post Mon 10th December 2007, 4:23pm
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This is the entirety of the Wikipedia "Electric knife" article.

QUOTE(Wikipedia "Electric Knife" @ 12/10/07)
An electric knife or electric carving knife is an electrical kitchen device used for slicing hard-to-slice foods. The advantage of an electric knife is less physical effort is required and it is easier to make cleaner slices. The device consists of two serrated blades that are clipped together. When the appliance is switched on the blades continuously move sideways to provide the sawing action.

They are also sometimes used for other purposes, such as shaping polyurethane foam rubber to make hip and buttock padding.

Electric knives are either corded or cordless.


Make sure you follow the link for "hip and buttock padding". Donors, are you listening?
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post Mon 10th December 2007, 4:29pm
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QUOTE(Emperor @ Mon 10th December 2007, 5:23pm) *

This is the entirety of the Wikipedia "Electric knife" article.

QUOTE(Wikipedia "Electric Knife" @ 12/10/07)
An electric knife or electric carving knife is an electrical kitchen device used for slicing hard-to-slice foods. The advantage of an electric knife is less physical effort is required and it is easier to make cleaner slices. The device consists of two serrated blades that are clipped together. When the appliance is switched on the blades continuously move sideways to provide the sawing action.

They are also sometimes used for other purposes, such as shaping polyurethane foam rubber to make hip and buttock padding.

Electric knives are either corded or cordless.


Make sure you follow the link for "hip and buttock padding". Donors, are you listening?


Hey, ya learn something useful on WP every day! Well, this isn't useful to me, personally, but hey! I'm sure that it's useful to some people.

I sort of like the idea that this information is on the article for "Electric knife". Who would have thought?? I mean, you can't make this stuff up, can you?

Keep up the good work, WP?
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post Mon 10th December 2007, 4:31pm
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QUOTE(Emperor @ Mon 10th December 2007, 9:23am) *

This is the entirety of the Wikipedia "Electric knife" article.

QUOTE(Wikipedia "Electric Knife" @ 12/10/07)
An electric knife or electric carving knife is an electrical kitchen device used for slicing hard-to-slice foods. The advantage of an electric knife is less physical effort is required and it is easier to make cleaner slices. The device consists of two serrated blades that are clipped together. When the appliance is switched on the blades continuously move sideways to provide the sawing action.

They are also sometimes used for other purposes, such as shaping polyurethane foam rubber to make hip and buttock padding.

Electric knives are either corded or cordless.


Make sure you follow the link for "hip and buttock padding". Donors, are you listening?


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What's all this hustle and bustle?
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post Tue 11th December 2007, 9:49pm
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QUOTE(Moulton @ Mon 10th December 2007, 5:43pm) *

What's all this hustle and bustle?


Oh la la! The reverter got reverted by the POV pusher.

Apparently, this is highly relevant information to the topic of electric knives...

Oh my, is that an edit war I smell??
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Make sure you follow the link for "hip and buttock padding". Donors, are you listening?


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QUOTE(GlassBeadGame @ Tue 11th December 2007, 9:53pm) *

QUOTE(Emperor @ Mon 10th December 2007, 11:23am) *

Make sure you follow the link for "hip and buttock padding". Donors, are you listening?


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QUOTE(the fieryangel @ Tue 11th December 2007, 2:49pm) *


Oh la la! The reverter got reverted by the POV pusher.

Apparently, this is highly relevant information to the topic of electric knives...

Oh my, is that an edit war I smell??


Bwah! No, but look at the next edit!
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QUOTE(Firsfron of Ronchester @ Tue 11th December 2007, 10:53pm) *

Bwah! No, but look at the next edit!


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Krimpet read this topic then went and wiped it wink.gif
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QUOTE(Selina @ Wed 12th December 2007, 9:48am) *

Krimpet read this topic then went and wiped it wink.gif


Sheez, and it was sourced and everything!

(I had a PM from a source who prefers to remain anonymous about this....I wonder if it was because of those blood stains in his bedroom??)

Hey, now the "hip and buttocks" business is back, but this time there's a reference :

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Kalina Isato. ''Lower Torso Enhancement'', TransVamp Publications Ltd, 2000. ISBN none


Hmm, I'm sure that all of us probably have many fine books in our libraries published by TransVamp Publications, so this is obvious a WP:RS, right?

It seems to me that dismembering one's spouse is as relevant to the article as this is....Oh, yes, I forgot :

Wikipedia is not censored!

Well, that explains everything!

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Somebody is demonstrating how to use an electric knife to slice up those turkeys.
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QUOTE(Selina @ Wed 12th December 2007, 3:48am) *

Krimpet read this topic then went and wiped it wink.gif


Don't forget how he whitewashed his User Talk page.

So, now the electric knife page has no external reference link, lush descriptions of a fairly peculiar usage for an electric knife, a cited book "source" that doesn't even have an ISBN number, and a Wikipediot who replaces constructive criticism with smiley faces.

Jimbo's really got his hippy-trippy, wikilove robots fully programmed, doesn't he?

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It's too bad it all can't stay because the electric knife article has everything: power tools, buttock padding, murder, and trannies. We could write an episode of Nip/Tuck with this stuff.
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"continuously move sideways"

Is that why you can never find the damn thing after you've used it? ...and I've never found a chicken particularly "hard to slice". Indeed, the only useful factual information in that article is the hip and buttock padding.

Thank goodness for the many eyes of Wikipedia ensuring wrong information will soon be deleted.

I think electric knives are like ArbCom, sounds useful, but once you've tried it, count your fingers carefully - and what a racket that goes with it!
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They're quite popular in Germany.
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QUOTE(dogbiscuit @ Wed 12th December 2007, 12:42pm) *

...and I've never found a chicken particularly "hard to slice".

Agreed that it's overkill to electrically slice a chicken, but let me tell you -- a turkey's succulence is vastly improved by cutting wafer-thin slices using an electric carving knife. Many thanks to my brother-in-law for toting his electric knife over to our house on Thanksgiving Day. It was a stupendous experience, and I myself was an "electric doubter" prior to that day.

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Indeed, the only useful factual information in that article is the hip and buttock padding.


The external link that was destroyed by Krimpet's meddling actually contained a nice bit of information about the pros and cons (and care of) electric knives. I'm still undecided on whether the information about using these knives to partition corpses was helpful to the encyclopedia, but it was certainly as helpful as or more helpful than the business about hip and buttock padding.

I mean, if we're going to talk about using the knives in these unusual fashions, why not get 'em all in there? There's apparently an application in the varied fields of foam wedding cake models, chicken 'n fruit pinwheels, sawing off dead foot tissue, and oatmeal carmelitas -- to name just a few!

I thought Wikipedia is supposed to be the "sum of human knowledge", isn't it?

It's more like a "Jimbo's crazy collection of transgender and transvestism nuggets o' knowledge".

Krimpet really should receive a 24-hour block, since he's clearly disrupting the encyclopedia project with his WP:OR.

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It was a stupendous experience, and I myself was an "electric doubter" prior to that day.


The sight of my 85 year old father wielding one made me a non-believer for evermore ohmy.gif
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So, how would one classify Krimpet, based on this outcome?

Here, we have a clear, well-defined example of a Wikipedia article being made decidedly worse by an admin, and then a critic trying to improve the article is reverted, then indefinitely blocked (for "vandalism").

If User:ZD Netman's contributions are defined as vandalism, then I emphatically support "vandalizing" Wikipedia.

Krimpet needs to go. Definitely doesn't know two whits about writing a reputable encyclopedia. Knows far too much about playing the anti-WR game. He needs to go.

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I think it's hilarious that now we're days later and they're still fighting to keep the article exactly the way it was, and in addition the Transvamp Publications book has been added as the sole reference. You can be sure by this point that hundreds of people from the Wikipedia community have looked at it, but they can't fix it because they're all afraid of crossing an admin.

This goes to prove that Wikipedia is not self-correcting as advertised. We have a clear case of article quality starting bad, and then deteriorating even after members of the community became aware of it.
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