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ShadowHawk
Jun 25, 2000

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clamiam posted:

page titles are case-sensitive, too, and i've run across some pages that differ only in capitalization

of course there was no explanation as to "you might've meant this" for this particular pair of pages :downs:

If you type in all lower case you'll get the disambig page (or a link to it at the top)

If you Type In SomeThing like This they assume you did it knowing what you'd get

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ShadowHawk
Jun 25, 2000

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List of fictional Oceanic Airlines flights

ShadowHawk
Jun 25, 2000

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haveblue posted:

I found a problem with that list and fixed it

This is an incomplete list, which may never be able to satisfy particular standards for completeness. You can help by expanding it with reliably sourced entries.

ShadowHawk
Jun 25, 2000

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got dat wmd posted:

how did they originate that recursion :O

they started with the smallest one and then zoomed and enhanced

ShadowHawk
Jun 25, 2000

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Detroit Q. Spider posted:

yeah well this is wikipedia where everything has a japanesu pronunciation because the whole point of romanization is pronounce it like english is your second goddam language

Ahh yes, Wikipedia, where you can see constructions that would get you a C on a high school paper:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piquance posted:

the former two words are often used as synonyms for the latter, a word less commonly employed in reference to the characteristic which in regards to taste it solely defines

ShadowHawk
Jun 25, 2000

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Let's be fair this show ended pretty awesomely:

quote:

Thought to be the "whole package," but Kristy was unsure about whether or not to accept Tequila's final key. Tequila told Kristy to be completely honest with her, to which Kristy agreed, admitting that she was not ready for a relationship with a woman and did not want to accept the key. Tequila dropped the key on the ground and retreated into the house to cry. Kristy put the key back and walked away from the house
Don't ask me how I know this.

ShadowHawk
Jun 25, 2000

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fork bomb posted:

yeah that's a good one. wikilinked (is there a real word for this?) myself to it around a year ago.
the word is "wikied" -- you wikied it.

wikilinking is when you put the little [[]] around words in an article

ShadowHawk
Jun 25, 2000

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fork bomb posted:

but what about when you get lost in wiki for hours because you kept clicking links and end up miles away from where you started?

ok fair enough I'm not sure

but it does mean you're a wikipedophile

ShadowHawk
Jun 25, 2000

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Jews

ShadowHawk
Jun 25, 2000

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Verdanagate#Typeface_change

Criticism of Ikea posted:

Typeface change

IKEA caused a flap in the graphic design world in 2009 when it changed the typeface used in its catalog from Ikea Sans to Verdana, expressing a desire to unify its branding between print and web media. The controversy has been attributed to the perception of Verdana as a symbol of homogeneity in popular typography.

Time magazine and the Associated Press ran articles on the controversy including a brief interview with an IKEA representative, focusing on the opinions of typographers and designers. Design and advertising industry-focused publications such as Business Week joined the fray of online posts. The branding critic blog, Brand New, was one of those using the Verdanagate name. The Australian online daily news site Crikey also published an article on the controversy. The Guardian ran an article asking "Ikea is changing its font to Verdana Ė causing outrage among typomaniacs. Should the rest of us care? Absolutely." The New York Times said the change to Verdana "is so offensive to many because it seems like a slap at the principles of design by a company that has been hailed for its adherence to them."

Labour practices

In November 2009, Ikea, along with Abercrombie & Fitch, Gymboree, Hanes, Kohlís, LL Bean, Pier 1, Propper International, and Walmart, was added to the 2010 Sweatshop Hall of Shame by labour rights group International Labor Rights Forum.

ShadowHawk
Jun 25, 2000

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JawnV6 posted:

if 'blind kids' was linked, it would be 'blind kids'

seriously the notion of taking something like that and linking to the actual page of the group being referred to as 'blind kids' must be verboten on wiki

For good reasons, Wikipedia doesn't like mystery meat links to random web sites; if they're useful references they get put in as either citations or in the external links section.

Wikipedia also doesn't like "creative" links to other articles. You shouldn't have to read the status bar to guess what page you're gonna end up at.

ShadowHawk
Jun 25, 2000

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JawnV6 posted:

"an episode" did not link me to the encyclopedic definition of what an "episode" means, wtf is up with this "creative" linking???
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Linking is actually pretty interesting because you see it broken all the time.

In the example you cite that's actually not bad since in that context episode is specific (and it indeed links to that specific episode).


Also kinda lol to see there is an explicit rule against linking to obvious common english words.

quote:

For example, in the article on supply and demand:
  • almost certainly link "microeconomics" and "general equilibrium theory", as these are technical terms that many readers are unlikely to understand at first sight;
  • consider linking "price" and "goods" only if these common words have technical dimensions that are specifically relevant to the topic.
  • do not link to the "United States", because that is an article on a very broad topic with no direct connection to supply and demand.
  • definitely do not link "potato", because it is a common term with no particular relationship to the article on supply and demand, beyond its arbitrary use as an example of traded goods in that article.
  • Make sure that the links are directed to the correct articles: in this example, you should link good (economics), not good. Many common dictionary words link to disambiguation pages.

ShadowHawk
Jun 25, 2000

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Aleksei Vasiliev posted:

i loving hate how they only link the first occurrence of a word

*uses acronym 25% into 10,000 word article, links it*
*uses acronym 3000 words later, doesn't link it*
gently caress you, editor.

see the style guide says they should link both so go fix it

open source patches welcome

ShadowHawk
Jun 25, 2000

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http://nostalgia.wikipedia.org/wiki/HomePage

ShadowHawk
Jun 25, 2000

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got dat wmd posted:

wikipedia is dangerous. someone created a false bio of a journalist who was friends with RFK and JFK and claimed he was a suspect in their respective assassinations and of course

this was the dumbest "scandal" ever, especially as the media heralded it as some sort of proof of Wikipedia's imminent decline.

ShadowHawk
Jun 25, 2000

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So there's been an ongoing unresolved debate about whether to have Ubuntu (philosophy) or Ubuntu (operating system) be the "primary" article you go to when you search for Ubuntu -- the other would be found on a disambiguation page.

According to the stats tracker, the operating system article gets about 3k hits per day and the philosophy article gets about 500.


My favorite feature of the debate so far is the assertion that "Ubuntu" the philosophy is clearly the more "international" meaning because it's used in South Africa.

ShadowHawk
Jun 25, 2000

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CoupleBeersNoBeers posted:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cho_Aniki

think r-type with rear end play

You are aware this article was made largely because of the Something Awful review of it, correct?

ShadowHawk
Jun 25, 2000

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fishmech posted:

there used to be a whole series of articles for a made-up anime series. it lasted on wikipedia like 5 years

Honestly this isn't really a bad mark against wikipedia as it means most editors aren't spergy enough to know all the animes

ShadowHawk
Jun 25, 2000

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Coffee Jones posted:

How to pick up women:
1. Treat them like gay men.

I been wearing my handkerchiefs but they don't seem to notice :(

ShadowHawk
Jun 25, 2000

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The Whole Internet posted:

http://www.wikipedia.org/Power-Bottom-Appreciation-Day.htm

okay which one of you wrote this

When you click the talk page link it takes you to the mother's day talk page, hmm....

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ShadowHawk
Jun 25, 2000

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JustFrakkingDoIt posted:

so, some of your profs allow wikipedia as a source? :ohdear:

Next time you write a paper I'm gonna improve a wikipedia article by citing one of the same sources and then your paper will get an F

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