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Damn you...

Such is the power of Wikipedia that I'm sitting here camping the John Paul II article to make sure vandalism is reverted quickly.

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chiave_trust
Apr. 3rd, 2005 06:55 am (UTC)
It is Super-Brent, using his hacking powers to avert/revert vandalism and idiocy!

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*ties your Kimiko blanket around you like a cape and skitters off*
southernbeatnik
Apr. 3rd, 2005 08:31 am (UTC)
I didn't know you did editing and writing for Wikipedia.
Is the vandalism and trolling that bad there right now?
brentdax
Apr. 3rd, 2005 08:48 am (UTC)
I occasionally write things on Wikipedia, like their page on POD (the documentation language, not the band). I also fix things when I see them.

The number of vandalisms is proportional to the number of visitors to a page, and John Paul's page is getting lots of hits right now, so it's getting vandalized quite a bit. There are also a lot of people doing well-meaning but stupid things (like removing "His Holiness", which in this context is just a title like "Her Majesty").
southernbeatnik
Apr. 3rd, 2005 09:36 am (UTC)
Can't they lock entries from being edited? I believe Germany's entry is locked right now.
brentdax
Apr. 3rd, 2005 09:52 am (UTC)
Yeah, and it was briefly locked earlier (when it was getting five edits a minute and everbody was overwriting each other). Most of the edits in the last few hours have improved it (or at least put it on the road to improvement); it's just that there are a few asshats around.
izuko
Apr. 3rd, 2005 12:42 pm (UTC)
Can you imagine the karmic debt they're racking up with this?
ph00tbag
Apr. 3rd, 2005 05:27 pm (UTC)
I actually always wondered whether Wikipedia got a lot of trolling or not. Apparently they do, but the group goes against popular psychology to do the right thing.

Hmm, that's an interesting phenomenon.
brentdax
Apr. 3rd, 2005 05:37 pm (UTC)
I think they've run some statistics and found that one in fifty edits is vandalism of some sort. That may be a "73% of statistics are made up" number, though.
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