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> Is this a hoax?, (it's been on WP for almost 3 years)
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post Sat 27th March 2010, 3:36am
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In the article about Donagh, there is (still) the following:

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There are local tales of a long history of aggressive sheep , in this area. This is believed to have been caused by a curse laid down by St. Patrick for being refused a lamb meal by the landlord of the time, when he visited the area and founded the church many years ago. There is a local legend of men being killed by their herds in the past, and the superstitions drawn from these stories are thought to contribute to the complete lack of any sheep farmers within, and around a considerable radius of Donagh.[citation needed]

Originally inserted, by an IP, in August 2007.

Google shows none of this. Other WP articles show nothing.

If anyone wants to hand out awards for oldest unfixed vandalism, I want mine now. biggrin.gif
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post Sat 27th March 2010, 3:45am
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QUOTE(EricBarbour @ Sat 27th March 2010, 3:36am) *

In the article about Donagh, there is (still) the following:

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There are local tales of a long history of aggressive sheep , in this area. This is believed to have been caused by a curse laid down by St. Patrick for being refused a lamb meal by the landlord of the time, when he visited the area and founded the church many years ago. There is a local legend of men being killed by their herds in the past, and the superstitions drawn from these stories are thought to contribute to the complete lack of any sheep farmers within, and around a considerable radius of Donagh.[citation needed]

Originally inserted, by an IP, in August 2007.

Google shows none of this. Other WP articles show nothing.

If anyone wants to hand out awards for oldest unfixed vandalism, I want mine now. biggrin.gif


There is a space before that first comma. An odd defect in the writing that would prove if it was lifted from somewhere else.
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post Sat 27th March 2010, 9:45am
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Nuke went and pulled it.

You're no fun at all, Nuke!! laugh.gif
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post Sat 27th March 2010, 12:26pm
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QUOTE(EricBarbour @ Sat 27th March 2010, 9:45am) *

Nuke went and pulled it.

You're no fun at all, Nuke!! laugh.gif


If this village was in New Zealand, I might have let it slide as plausible. But the Irish? Come on smile.gif

New Zealand humour (T-H-L-K-D)
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post Sat 27th March 2010, 7:50pm
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Not the Irish.
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post Sun 28th March 2010, 3:51am
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amateurish vandalism

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QUOTE(Anonymous editor @ Sun 28th March 2010, 3:51am) *

amateurish vandalism


So the project can't correct "amateurish vandalism" in a timely manner?
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post Sun 28th March 2010, 4:02am
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obviously not for articles like this one

no one argues that schoolboy vandalism is always quickly removed on obscure articles

or would you like hundreds of examples of childish vandalism lasting on high school articles?
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QUOTE(Anonymous editor @ Sun 28th March 2010, 4:02am) *

obviously not for articles like this one


No true Scotsman, eh?

The vandalism was not amateurish. I have seen similar vandalism in numerous other articles, and the trend is increasing.

You people can't fix them because you simply can't detect them. This is the product of breathless credulity combined with WP:AGF. Inclusionism!

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We are talking about three years here.

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So you can't even remove amateurish vandalism that you know exists? Wouldn't such a list do you more good than me?
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post Sun 28th March 2010, 6:06am
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QUOTE(taiwopanfob @ Sat 27th March 2010, 9:00pm) *
QUOTE(Anonymous editor @ Sun 28th March 2010, 3:51am) *
amateurish vandalism
So the project can't correct "amateurish vandalism" in a timely manner?
QUOTE(Anonymous editor @ Sat 27th March 2010, 9:02pm) *

obviously not for articles like this one. no one argues that schoolboy vandalism is always quickly removed on obscure articles

One of the distinguishing characteristics of an encyclopedia is comparative accuracy on obscure topics. This is one of many tests that Wikipedia does not meet.

I know of several editors who enjoy this type of harmless "breaching experiment", what one might call "bad geography". It hurts no one to insert in the article on, for example, Chacachacare (T-H-L-K-D) (an obscure island in Trinidad), some random factoid about a ghost ship or mythological belief. The better ones (which I won't reveal here) are sourced with excellent-looking fake sources, something trivial to do on Wikipedia (and anywhere without serious peer review or -- say -- ethics).

So it's a shame this one was caught. I love to add them to my list, it's like bird-watching for wild snipe. But not "schoolboy" at all, I'm afraid. It's a sentinel for far worse things.
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QUOTE(taiwopanfob @ Sun 28th March 2010, 12:19am) *
QUOTE(Anonymous editor @ Sun 28th March 2010, 4:02am) *
obviously not for articles like this one

No true Scotsman, eh?

The vandalism was not amateurish. I have seen similar vandalism in numerous other articles, and the trend is increasing. You people can't fix them because you simply can't detect them. This is the product of breathless credulity combined with WP:AGF. Inclusionism!
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no one argues that schoolboy vandalism is always quickly removed on obscure articles

We are talking about three years here.
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or would you like hundreds of examples of childish vandalism lasting on high school articles?

So you can't even remove amateurish vandalism that you know exists? Wouldn't such a list do you more good than me?

Who is you? And I'm talking about examples of vandalism since reverted lasting for months on high school articles, which no one cares about. As posted, they should all be deleted except for a handful of notable ones.
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