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(Yahoo)   Wikipedia editors take down meticulously researched and cited article about the 17th century Dutch-Indian war known as the "Bicholim Conflict" after discovering it never actually happened   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 89
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2013-01-04 02:06:31 PM
Uh-oh, I've got a term paper to revise, stat!
 
2013-01-04 02:29:55 PM
I'm going to start a campaign to rewrite the reviews for the movie "Mansquito" as a documentary rather then a sci-fi flick.
 
2013-01-04 02:30:31 PM
can deceive whole Internet

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-01-04 02:31:15 PM
I'm reading an archive of it, great work.

/Link
 
2013-01-04 02:31:31 PM
So Obama really isn't from Hawaii and he's really not legally the President of the United States??
/someone was going to say it.
 
2013-01-04 02:33:09 PM

ha-ha-guy: I'm reading an archive of it, great work.

/Link


That is really quite good for a hoax.
 
2013-01-04 02:34:10 PM
Hasn't happened YET.

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-01-04 02:34:40 PM
[citation needed, but not reliable]
 
2013-01-04 02:35:22 PM

Satanic_Hamster: I'm going to start a campaign to rewrite the reviews for the movie "Mansquito" as a documentary rather then a sci-fi flick.


... it wasn't a documentary?
 
2013-01-04 02:36:35 PM
Yet those fat farking butterbeast article squatter/ mods won't let you change one line in a page they "guard".
 
2013-01-04 02:36:43 PM
A win for Portugal revisionist historians who do not want to acknowledge the atrocities their ancestor committed in that imperialist war of aggressions.
 
2013-01-04 02:36:51 PM
We've always been at war with the Maratha Empire.
 
2013-01-04 02:37:02 PM
Of course the Bicholm Conflict never happened. Neither did the Bicholim Conflict. Drew, the editors should get thirty lashes for every spelling mistake!
 
2013-01-04 02:37:04 PM
There was a hoax in Arizona about a fish that could swim through dirt, but I'm not finding the link right now... one of my ex-coworker's classmates was trying to do a group report on it and he asked me to check it out.  Luckily we caught it before the report was done.
 
2013-01-04 02:37:16 PM
Wikipedia editors take down meticulously researched and cited article about the 17th century Dutch-Indian war known as the "Bicholm Conflict" after discovering it never actually happened

But-

Wait.

Wait.

OK I get it, now I just feel stupid. I feel like that word Jayson Blair made up, the one that wasn't real so they took it back out of the dictionary.
 
2013-01-04 02:37:42 PM
Well, there goes my faith in humanity. I was told and read on the Internet that you can't put anything on the Internet that isn't true.

Bon Jour.
 
2013-01-04 02:38:06 PM
 
2013-01-04 02:38:23 PM
Nothing can ever top this article from Snopes.
 
2013-01-04 02:39:04 PM
Bicholim?

So someone was drinking a michelob and changed it around to get the name?
 
2013-01-04 02:39:19 PM
I think that is really amusing. Someone went to great lengths for that one!

CSB, which I think of now because of Wikipedia Hoaxes...

One day I was watching the Giants game with the family. My son asked me some obscure question about Eli Manning that I didn't have the answer to. So, I went to look it up. The very first line in the article said, "Eli Manning is the President of the United States of America", and continued on at great length about how awesome a job he was doing.

I think the chosen photo for him is what prompted the edit to the page:
upload.wikimedia.org


The article only stayed like that for 5 minutes or so, and then it went back to normal. I just happened to catch it at just the right time!

We all laughed heartily.

//end CSB
 
2013-01-04 02:39:41 PM
Wow! This is master-level fraud. Makes me wish I were a history major in college.
 
2013-01-04 02:39:45 PM
Bicholm, please!
 
2013-01-04 02:40:17 PM
Wikipedia is a good idea in theory, but at some point it becomes impossible to police. It's becoming increasingly difficult for the admins to be knowledgeable in the areas they are in charge of.
 
2013-01-04 02:41:33 PM
That's why I only trust Conservapedia, the ONLY online resource devoted to The Truth™. You can't trust Liberals with their fancy-schmancy book-larnin'.
 
2013-01-04 02:41:42 PM

hbk72777: Yet those fat farking butterbeast article squatter/ mods won't let you change one line in a page they "guard".


Yeah, that despite WIkipedia policy saying no one "owns" a page.
 
2013-01-04 02:43:25 PM

ha-ha-guy: I'm reading an archive of it, great work.

/Link


FTA: Chapel of St. Catherine, built in Old Goa during the Portuguese occupation. Not to be confused with the Cathedral of Santa Catarina, also in Old Goa.

That right there should've told them.
 
2013-01-04 02:43:56 PM
IMNSHO, ALL History should be filed under "Fiction".
 
2013-01-04 02:45:58 PM
It was nominated for featured article. This deception has class.
 
2013-01-04 02:46:57 PM
You're not helping. Still, very well written.
 
2013-01-04 02:47:04 PM

tortilla burger: Wikipedia is a good idea in theory, but at some point it becomes impossible to police. It's becoming increasingly difficult for the admins to be knowledgeable in the areas they are in charge of.


That's the issue though, they don't have to be. Knowledge of Wikis labyrinthine internal legal system trumps any actual expertise on the subject. This rather brilliant hoax exposes that quite nicely.
 
2013-01-04 02:52:32 PM

tortilla burger: Wikipedia is a good idea in theory, but at some point it becomes impossible to police. It's becoming increasingly difficult for the admins to be knowledgeable in the areas they are in charge of.


WP admins rarely have more than WP-depth understanding of things, because their job is to mediate personal arguments, edit wars, and administer page deletions and merges, not be the final word on article contents.
 
2013-01-04 02:52:52 PM

Flappyhead: That's the issue though, they don't have to be. Knowledge of Wikis labyrinthine internal legal system trumps any actual expertise on the subject. This rather brilliant hoax exposes that quite nicely.


Phillip Roth agrees
 
2013-01-04 02:53:13 PM

ha-ha-guy: I'm reading an archive of it, great work.

/Link

It's very detailed. A reflection of the writers sad, boring basement dwelling life?
 
2013-01-04 02:54:40 PM
that is how you troll, ladies and gentlemensch

epic
 
2013-01-04 02:54:44 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-01-04 02:54:47 PM
Freedom isn't Free
 
2013-01-04 02:55:40 PM
Proving once again, NEVER believe anything that you read online, unless you
can independently verify it with multiple sources
 
2013-01-04 03:00:25 PM
Yeah, right.  Next thing, you'll be telling me that Tlön is made up.
 
2013-01-04 03:03:55 PM

p51d007: Proving once again, NEVER believe anything that you read online, unless you
can independently verify it with multiple sources

 
2013-01-04 03:05:21 PM

error 303: Hasn't happened YET.

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 850x402]


Actually, it did happen, it just got 'erased' during Bill and Ted's Awful fark Up.

/the movie was so bad, they went back in time and erased it.
 
2013-01-04 03:06:22 PM
Has anyone seen Pocket Ninja?
 
2013-01-04 03:08:29 PM
I'm pretty sure I played this out in Empire: Total War.

Also, conquered the New World as Prussia.
 
2013-01-04 03:10:21 PM
Man, I need to get some of what Sir John Herschel was smoking. That's some crazy shiat.

\Dude must've been grokking some serious effects of gamma rays on man in the moon marigolds.
 
2013-01-04 03:13:12 PM
I want my money back for the book

Actually, I'm very tempted to give it five stars for being such a well-researched article on an obscure--but important--historical event.
 
2013-01-04 03:13:23 PM

durbnpoisn: I think that is really amusing. Someone went to great lengths for that one!

CSB, which I think of now because of Wikipedia Hoaxes...

One day I was watching the Giants game with the family. My son asked me some obscure question about Eli Manning that I didn't have the answer to. So, I went to look it up. The very first line in the article said, "Eli Manning is the President of the United States of America", and continued on at great length about how awesome a job he was doing.

I think the chosen photo for him is what prompted the edit to the page:
[upload.wikimedia.org image 432x645]


The article only stayed like that for 5 minutes or so, and then it went back to normal. I just happened to catch it at just the right time!

We all laughed heartily.

//end CSB


My IP address is still banned at work for making false wiki entries. Did you know that Uranus has a dark spot and is very gassy?
 
2013-01-04 03:18:30 PM
Three words...Balboa Creole French.
 
2013-01-04 03:18:32 PM

dcigary: Nothing can ever top this article from Snopes.


Holy Shiat, a Jungleland reference. I skated the crap outta that place back in the day. Thanks for that!
 
2013-01-04 03:20:33 PM

TNel: Did you know that Uranus has a dark spot and is very gassy?


Yes and I'm seeing a doctor about it, so I would appreciate it if you wouldn't mention it.
 
2013-01-04 03:20:42 PM
 
2013-01-04 03:20:53 PM
what nonsense. any schoolboy can tell you it was this very infamous conflict in which the government supplied the much spoke of pox infected blankets to the Indians during the long cold Winter months, virtually ensuring their total annihilation.
 
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