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> The Kaster hoax
EricBarbour
post Fri 15th October 2010, 12:48am
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If you think that tree-octopus bit was funny......consider this.

On 14 March of this year, someone added something special to the article about the village of Kaster.
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Recently, the town made headlines when a serial rapist dressed as a Blastoise Pokemon raped and killed 65 men.
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He posted his "achievement" on Reddit two weeks ago.
(Note how he is flamed by a user called "electronics-engineer", who belabors him with WP:POINT like a madman.)

And he posted it on Reddit again today.
Once again, he gets flamed, by a sanctimonious Wiki-fan named "npod".

Is it me, or do electronics-engineer and npod seem like arrogant pricks? And now I wonder what their Wikipedia login names are.

Luckily, the Wiki-fans were voted down, because most Redditors thought this was a funny prank.

(Why Blastoise? Because he's a popular meme....)

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post Sat 16th October 2010, 12:22pm
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Kaster presently has 12 words of content, and not one source.

There should be a robot at Wikipedia that scours the database for articles that are less than 500 words, lacks any sources, and has remained that way for more than a month, and automatically erase them.

If such a robot was unleashed, how many articles would fall?

Just to piss off the lazy-ass vandals^H^H^H^H^H^H^Hinclusionists, it can list each such article somewhere, giving them a chance to take owership and "improve the encyclopedia" by finding material and references.
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post Sat 16th October 2010, 1:02pm
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QUOTE(EricBarbour @ Fri 15th October 2010, 12:48am) *

On 14 March of this year, someone added something special to the article about the village of Kaster.
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Recently, the town made headlines when a serial rapist dressed as a Blastoise Pokemon raped and killed 65 men.
laugh.gif

He posted his "achievement" on Reddit two weeks ago.

The pokéjoke in question was first added 02:05, 15 December 2007.

QUOTE(taiwopanfob @ Sat 16th October 2010, 12:22pm) *

Kaster presently has 12 words of content, and not one source.

There should be a robot at Wikipedia that scours the database for articles that are less than 500 words, lacks any sources, and has remained that way for more than a month, and automatically erase them.

If such a robot was unleashed, how many articles would fall?

It depends upon the speed of the second robot, the one which contrivedly lengthens each stub to 501 words.
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