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EricBarbour
post Wed 27th May 2009, 7:25am
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QUOTE(A Horse With No Name @ Tue 26th May 2009, 7:08pm) *
Oh, you are following the Majorly RfA, too? laugh.gif

Yep, and it's just increasing my cynicism to boilover levels.

Does he really think all this will be forgiven? Or has he been butt-kissing
for months, in preparation for his triumphant return to the Fold of Glory? yecch.gif

Hmm, looks like the ultimate atrocity might come to pass.
Vote right now is 45-10-3.

I've long and vaguely suspected that Alex had a slight Wiki-whoring asshole complex.
After seeing this, I'm SURE of it. angry.gif
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post Wed 27th May 2009, 7:26am
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post Wed 27th May 2009, 7:55am
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QUOTE(EricBarbour @ Wed 27th May 2009, 12:25am) *

I've long and vaguely suspected that Alex had a slight Wiki-whoring asshole complex.
After seeing this, I'm SURE of it. angry.gif

Sucks-up to be him. tongue.gif sad.gif yecch.gif

Hilarious that he asked me what I was doing wasting my time, here. Back at you, Alex. wink.gif
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post Thu 28th May 2009, 3:09am
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QUOTE(EricBarbour @ Wed 27th May 2009, 3:25am) *

QUOTE(A Horse With No Name @ Tue 26th May 2009, 7:08pm) *
Oh, you are following the Majorly RfA, too? laugh.gif

Yep, and it's just increasing my cynicism to boilover levels.

Does he really think all this will be forgiven? Or has he been butt-kissing
for months, in preparation for his triumphant return to the Fold of Glory? yecch.gif

Hmm, looks like the ultimate atrocity might come to pass.
Vote right now is 45-10-3.

I've long and vaguely suspected that Alex had a slight Wiki-whoring asshole complex.
After seeing this, I'm SURE of it. angry.gif


Champagne time for you, Eric...the RfA is at 67%. Barring a St. Jude intervention, I suspect Alex won't be mopping up Wikipedia for another six months.

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I was surprised to see that there's no article for Scotty (Bulldog) Olson, a pretty famous flyweight boxer back in the eighties and nineties (especially so in my neck of the woods, but I'm told he was also the most popular fighter in Vegas for a time). It's a BLP that Wikipedia could probably do without, so I'm not complaining, but I'm surprised he's not in there.
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post Fri 29th May 2009, 6:17pm
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QUOTE(CharlotteWebb @ Tue 26th May 2009, 6:41pm) *

QUOTE(A Horse With No Name @ Tue 26th May 2009, 5:26pm) *

There is no article on the 1974 film version of Simon Gray's "Butley," which was directed by Harold Pinter and starred Alan Bates and Jessica Tandy. That's quite a pop culture gap.


I don't know if anybody else is familiar with a TV network called "This" (seriously), and they don't quite have access to the Ted Turner vault, but they do play a lot of old B-thru-Z-movies I had never heard of. Among the ones I recall watching, most of them lack a WP article.

It might be blaxploitation week right now. Yesterday I watched Slaughter starring former football player Jim Brown, and Miami Cops (which more like an urban spaghetti western) starring whatsizname who played Shaft.

Fascinating stuff, but where are the wiki-pages? Everybody keeps saying "pop culture" is WP's strong suit... well I pity the fool!


Surely, the thing about true "pop culture" is that it only references the pop culture of "Now" - what was the pop culture of yesterday is now so much forgotten news. To re-interpret Andy Warhol, "In the future everyone will be famous for 15 minutes... and then consigned to oblivion as the next 15 minuter gets their go."

I had to undo some editors redirect of John Lennon's "How Do You Sleep?" article to a disambig page because there appears to be some C&W artist (extremely co-incidently surnamed McCartney, Mr Manager/Songwriter) who is/was having a big hit in those charts with a tune of the same name. In all honesty, the writer was unfamiliar with the Lennon track and wasn't aware of the nature of its origin and when advised wondered if it really was that notable being as Lennon and McCartney were hardly front page news these days... Of course, is my reverence to my pop culture icons obscuring the true worth of articles relating to them?
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post Fri 29th May 2009, 8:19pm
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QUOTE(LessHorrid vanU @ Fri 29th May 2009, 11:17am) *

Surely, the thing about true "pop culture" is that it only references the pop culture of "Now" - what was the pop culture of yesterday is now so much forgotten news. To re-interpret Andy Warhol, "In the future everyone will be famous for 15 minutes... and then consigned to oblivion as the next 15 minuter gets their go."

I had to undo some editors redirect of John Lennon's "How Do You Sleep?" article to a disambig page because there appears to be some C&W artist (extremely co-incidently surnamed McCartney, Mr Manager/Songwriter) who is/was having a big hit in those charts with a tune of the same name. In all honesty, the writer was unfamiliar with the Lennon track and wasn't aware of the nature of its origin and when advised wondered if it really was that notable being as Lennon and McCartney were hardly front page news these days... Of course, is my reverence to my pop culture icons obscuring the true worth of articles relating to them?


Heh. Not in the news right now, so "not notable".

I've experienced the same thing with early television articles. "Never heard of it" seems to mean "not notable", even on articles that are fully referenced to books.
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post Fri 29th May 2009, 9:39pm
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Theres loads of people on German wikipeida not on the English one. First I hit using random page was Hans Walter Wolff

http://www.augsburgfortress.org/store/item...ibutorcode=2414

"Hans Walter Wolff is emeritus professor of Old Testament at the University of Heidelberg and the author of many widely used studies."

(The links wrong hes dead.)


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No article about geographical feature Leverick Bay.

In my opinion, one of the most beautiful bays in the entire world, so maybe it's best that no Wikipediots become aware of it.
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QUOTE(thekohser @ Tue 26th May 2009, 3:04am) *

Law firm:

* Jackson Lewis (over 500 attorneys)

Holy cow, 41 offices! In fairness to Wikipedia, this firm (employment law) has apparently been growing very fast as the economy crumbles. Here's a nice list of other missing large lawfirms.
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QUOTE(sbrown @ Fri 29th May 2009, 2:39pm) *

Theres loads of people on German wikipeida not on the English one. First I hit using random page was Hans Walter Wolff

http://www.augsburgfortress.org/store/item...ibutorcode=2414

"Hans Walter Wolff is emeritus professor of Old Testament at the University of Heidelberg and the author of many widely used studies."

(The links wrong hes dead.)

If you die the link should quit working.

I keep thinking of George Carlin wanting to know if you die while "on hold," on the phone, if the little light goes out...

Seems like it should. hmmm.gif
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Lots of special-purpose vacuum tubes were made, mostly between WWII and 1960.
Most of them aren't on Wikipedia, except (at most) as passing mentions in related articles.
All of these were historically significant, many were used in early digital computers or radar.

Phasitron (in the 1950s, most of the FM broadcast transmitters in America used one.)

Zahl Tube (very important in early development of radar)

Trochotron (only mentioned in the Nixie tube article because I put it there long ago....)

Pixie tube (ditto)

Orbital-beam tube (mentioned in the Secondary Emission article, only because I put it there. Three of them were in the SCR-270 radar that gave early warning of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. I would call that "historically significant".)

Radechon (used as memory in the Rice R1 computer of 1959)

Graphecon

Scan converters (a variety of designs)

Alphechon (one of the world's rarest collectible tubes--used as memory in RCA's Spectra 70 computer system display terminals, all of which were junked in 1970-72.)

Sheet-beam tube

Square-law tube (extremely rare item, used only in tube analog computers)

There's an article about Robert von Lieben, but it barely mentions the amplifying tube he invented, at about the same time as deForest.

I'll probably think of others later.

Plus there were two monostable-multivibrator circuits often seen in early computers, that were tube-only: the sanatron and the phantastron. This guy is using a phantastron circuit for musical sound effects.

This is a pathetic list. Lots of errors and thousands of omissions.

Why don't I add the articles? Why should I, when some teenage RPGer
will just go in and wreck them a few weeks later? You do it.


And finally....... tongue.gif
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Un bon petit Diable (T-H-L-K-D) Not there!
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Almost forgot the beam commutator tube--extremely rare. One of National Union Co's most insane ideas.

(In fact, there's no article about National Union either.)
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Anomalistic psychology - now a well established discipline (try Google). Nothing much in Wikipedia, certainly not an article.
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Peter Symonds - You would think some student at Peter Symonds College would have created at least a stub about the person the school is named after.

oh, and of course we have a trivia section in the college article, unsourced as usual:

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The current principal, Neil Hopkins is now the only principal not to have a building in the college named after him, and instead the landfill site in front of the Northbrook building which was demolished has been affectionately called Hopkins' Hump.
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Peter Symonds - You would think some student at Peter Symonds College would have created at least a stub about the person the school is named after.

I'm sure User:PeterSymonds can handle that.
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In Wikipedia's List of banks, there are no banks from the United States listed. Thirteen banks from Botswana listed, but none from the USA.

Makes a lot of sense.
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QUOTE(thekohser @ Mon 1st June 2009, 5:16pm) *

In Wikipedia's List of banks, there are no banks from the United States listed. Thirteen banks from Botswana listed, but none from the USA.

Ah, well we're just "countering systemic bias" obviously. tongue.gif

No, the real answer, see:
http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=...&action=history

It was split off into a separate list of U.S. banks, which was denounced as list-cruft because it almost numbered over 9,000. Thus it was "merged" to [[Banking in the United States]] (without salvaging any part of the list).

Pretty stupid if you ask me.
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QUOTE(EricBarbour @ Sun 31st May 2009, 5:42am) *

Lots of special-purpose vacuum tubes were made, mostly between WWII and 1960.
Most of them aren't on Wikipedia, except (at most) as passing mentions in related articles.
All of these were historically significant, many were used in early digital computers or radar.

Phasitron (in the 1950s, most of the FM broadcast transmitters in America used one.)

Zahl Tube (very important in early development of radar)

Trochotron (only mentioned in the Nixie tube article because I put it there long ago....)

Pixie tube (ditto)

Orbital-beam tube (mentioned in the Secondary Emission article, only because I put it there. Three of them were in the SCR-270 radar that gave early warning of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. I would call that "historically significant".)

Radechon (used as memory in the Rice R1 computer of 1959)

Graphecon

Scan converters (a variety of designs)

Alphechon (one of the world's rarest collectible tubes--used as memory in RCA's Spectra 70 computer system display terminals, all of which were junked in 1970-72.)

Sheet-beam tube

Square-law tube (extremely rare item, used only in tube analog computers)

There's an article about Robert von Lieben, but it barely mentions the amplifying tube he invented, at about the same time as deForest.

I'll probably think of others later.

Plus there were two monostable-multivibrator circuits often seen in early computers, that were tube-only: the sanatron and the phantastron. This guy is using a phantastron circuit for musical sound effects.

This is a pathetic list. Lots of errors and thousands of omissions.

Gives the lie to the apologists who claim that the declining number of active wikipedia editors is because there are no more articles to be written.
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