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Postby ironman » Fri Mar 02, 2007 5:01 pm

sox 06 wrote:
ironman wrote:I'll claim responsibility for adding "Thunder Matt" as one Matt Murton's nicknames in his Wikipedia entry, but some complete stranger added a link to our blog.

:-b It's still there.


Damn straight. Thunder Matt is becoming a legitimate nickname for him. ;-D
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Postby BlueBandit24 » Fri Mar 02, 2007 5:57 pm

luckygehrig wrote:Wikipedia has been pretty much banned by my University. If anyone turns in a paper and makes the mistake of citing Wikipedia, it's a guaranteed zero. I like to use it as a quick guide when starting internet research to perhaps point me in the direction of some helpful websites.

Also, does anyone else watch the Colbert Report? He's telling people to get on there and change stuff all the time.


My university pretty much banned it as well. Professors hate it and basically ignore any information that comes from the site. It's definitely handy for quick info though.
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Postby Yoda » Fri Mar 02, 2007 6:18 pm

It seems pretty accurate. I use it to look up random stuff sometimes and then follow that with a Google search if I want to verify. Obviously nothing can be 100% accurate but if you want a quick fact, then it's pretty reliable as long as you verify the info with another source.
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Postby knapplc » Fri Mar 02, 2007 6:22 pm

Coppermine wrote:I'll admit that I added my name to the list of "famous people" from the town I was born in.


I need to go do that! Great idea! ;-D
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Postby j24jags » Fri Mar 02, 2007 6:24 pm

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in10s wrote:Listening to Mike and Mike this morning, around 9:15 or so and found out from Peter Gammons that he is a decendent of Revolutionary War hero Ethan Allen. Went on the web around 9:35 to see what I could find, and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Gammons already has this:
In an appearance on ESPN Radio's Mike and Mike in the Monrning on March 2, 2007, Peter revealed that his great-great-great-great-great-grandfather was Ethan Allen, one of the founders of his native state of Vermont.

Wikipedia is amazing! My favorite tool on the web.


You're right, Wikipedia is amazing and I will defend it to the death! ;-D

Yeah I defend it against all the teachers who say, "Well, users can edit it."
Yea, well they put it back within a matter of minutes or even seconds.

It is amazing and I don't know what I'd do without it. ;-D
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Postby knapplc » Fri Mar 02, 2007 6:26 pm

I am officially a Wikipedia vandal. }:-)

Of course nothing major. Just some harmless fun pranking my hometown. It's completely "G" rated, in case you're concerned. :-D
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Postby Coppermine » Fri Mar 02, 2007 6:34 pm

knapplc wrote:I am officially a Wikipedia vandal. }:-)

Of course nothing major. Just some harmless fun pranking my hometown. It's completely "G" rated, in case you're concerned. :-D


So what town were ya born in knapp? ;-)

I was born in Snellville, wikipedia it ;-D
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Postby davidmarver » Fri Mar 02, 2007 6:42 pm

ironman wrote:I'll claim responsibility for adding "Thunder Matt" as one Matt Murton's nicknames in his Wikipedia entry, but some complete stranger added a link to our blog.

I've edited the Sean Burroughs page numerous times. All swear words were removed, but the bulk of my content is still there.
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Postby knapplc » Fri Mar 02, 2007 7:01 pm

Coppermine wrote:
knapplc wrote:I am officially a Wikipedia vandal. }:-)

Of course nothing major. Just some harmless fun pranking my hometown. It's completely "G" rated, in case you're concerned. :-D


So what town were ya born in knapp? ;-)

I was born in Snellville, wikipedia it ;-D



Fremont, ne :-D
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Postby Coppermine » Fri Mar 02, 2007 7:14 pm

knapplc wrote:
Coppermine wrote:
knapplc wrote:I am officially a Wikipedia vandal. }:-)

Of course nothing major. Just some harmless fun pranking my hometown. It's completely "G" rated, in case you're concerned. :-D


So what town were ya born in knapp? ;-)

I was born in Snellville, wikipedia it ;-D



Fremont, ne :-D


Wikipedia wrote:Fremont is often described as "The Armpit of Nebraska."
:-? :-D
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