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melloden
post Mon 19th March 2012, 9:09pm
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Look what popped up when I went to read the New York Times today:

A Librarian’s Less-Wholesome, and False, Biography

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Mistaken identity is an occupational hazard for people who are mentioned even fleetingly on the Internet. Still, consider Peter Agree’s shock when he searched the Web for references to his late mother.

“The references I turned up were to ‘Rose Agree, geriatric porn star,’” said Mr. Agree, the editor-in-chief of the University of Pennsylvania Press. “Wikipedia had a biographical entry for this person, and to my horror it fused elements of my mother’s biography, including her having been a librarian on Long Island.”

Mr. Agree’s wife, Kathy Peiss, who headed the history department at Penn, contacted Wikipedia, the self-policing open source encyclopedia, which dutifully removed the entry along with a photograph. But it was too late. The Long Island librarian and the geriatric porn star had been irretrievably conflated. The librarian turned pornographic movie star took on a life of her own.


Rose Agree (T-H-L-K-D)

Any admin want to tell us what's hidden in that history?
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post Tue 20th March 2012, 2:34pm
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QUOTE(melloden @ Mon 19th March 2012, 5:09pm) *

Rose Agree (T-H-L-K-D)

Any admin want to tell us what's hidden in that history?


From just looking at the public deletion logs, apparently this all happened in 2007. There was an AfD, the article was deleted, and has never been recreated.

The NYT gives the impression this was a recent discovery, but nope, this happened 5 years ago.

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melloden   Wait a minute...   Mon 19th March 2012, 9:09pm
Somey   I just wish I knew how a supposedly respectable op...   Mon 19th March 2012, 9:24pm
Cunningly Linguistic   I just wish I knew how a supposedly respectable o...   Mon 19th March 2012, 9:48pm
carbuncle   I think this one's got legs. I can't imagi...   Mon 19th March 2012, 9:52pm
A Horse With No Name   I think this one's got legs. I can't imag...   Mon 19th March 2012, 10:38pm
Cunningly Linguistic   I think this one's got legs. I can't ima...   Mon 19th March 2012, 10:49pm
Tarc   [quote name='A Horse With No Name' post='303316' ...   Tue 20th March 2012, 4:35pm
Cunningly Linguistic   [quote name='A Horse With No Name' post='303316'...   Tue 20th March 2012, 5:09pm
melloden   I wonder how many more instances of mixed-up biogr...   Tue 20th March 2012, 3:07am
jayvdb   [quote name='melloden' post='303302' date='Mon 19...   Wed 21st March 2012, 5:00am
Mooby   It was translated into Spanish and Persian https:...   Wed 21st March 2012, 5:38am
Mooby   And then after the English article was deleted, f...   Wed 21st March 2012, 5:47am
milowent   so far Rose is faring pretty well in her AFD on th...   Mon 26th March 2012, 8:20pm
Web Fred   so far Rose is faring pretty well in her AFD on t...   Mon 26th March 2012, 9:06pm
Fusion   I wonder if the guy who first started writing in ...   Thu 29th March 2012, 7:53pm
Web Fred   I wonder if the guy who first started writing in...   Thu 29th March 2012, 9:06pm


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