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Todd Hembrough
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Posted: 25 January 2007 at 2:33pm | IP Logged | 1  

Wikipedia is the easiest place to get a superficial idea about a topic.  Deeper digger can be done elsewhere (tho so much of what is on wikipedia is useful).

All caveats up thread being a given, it is still a very convenient place to find out facts about the opera's of Borodin, for instance.

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David Whiteley
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Posted: 25 January 2007 at 2:40pm | IP Logged | 2  

I share your thoughts, Michael.
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Randy Sterger
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Posted: 25 January 2007 at 9:06pm | IP Logged | 3  

Ummm...the companies who advertise on my website?  And no, I won't reveal it here, if that's what you're asking. I write under an alias and prefer to keep it that way for my own reasons.
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John OConnor
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Posted: 28 January 2007 at 9:10pm | IP Logged | 4  

well, for more and or better reasons, why not simply eliminate your "humorous"  attempts at vandalism?
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David Whiteley
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Posted: 28 January 2007 at 9:26pm | IP Logged | 5  

But... he has skills, John.

That's the justification I am reading from the posts, at least.
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Randy Sterger
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Posted: 28 January 2007 at 10:24pm | IP Logged | 6  

Because it doesn't hurt anyone to say that Amare Stoudemire's face is made from an artificial substance mined on the fourth moon of Saturn. In fact, if it brings joy or a smile to one person, it was worth it. lol
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David Whiteley
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Posted: 28 January 2007 at 10:26pm | IP Logged | 7  

It hurts the integrity of the site. Every person who posts that sort of crap harms the site. If you felt it was harmless I am sure you would not mind linking your actions to this site of yours through your real name.

Perhaps someday your site will be hacked and you may have a different perspective.

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John OConnor
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Posted: 28 January 2007 at 10:42pm | IP Logged | 8  

I'll try not to go on & on, but it sure seems like the only person laughing is ....you. Wikipedia is what it is, nothing more nor less. However, the hardcore 'pedians seem to really want to make it legit, and your VERY poor attempts at humor seem to fly in it's face.
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Chris Hutton
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Posted: 30 January 2007 at 1:23pm | IP Logged | 9  

Steven Colbert is telling his viewers to change content on that site... to prove how ridiculous relying on wikipedia is.
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David Whiteley
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Posted: 30 January 2007 at 1:27pm | IP Logged | 10  

That is pretty irresponsible of him. Especially when it would prove his point more to read inaccuracies on the air rather than encourage vandalism.
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Posted: 30 January 2007 at 1:57pm | IP Logged | 11  

He also encouraged his viewers to chuck GM reports onto the ice for a minor-league hockey team owned by GM (I believe).
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Jacob P Secrest
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Posted: 30 January 2007 at 4:18pm | IP Logged | 12  

Comparing hacking someone's website with vandalizing Wikipedia is
absurd, Wikipedia lets people edit their site, they encourage
it, very different from hacking.
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