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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 03:22:15 PM  
Of course it happened. You can even watch the video of the conflict
 
2013-01-04 03:29:28 PM  

error 303: Hasn't happened YET.

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


Just saw that movie, was somewhat underwhelmed
 
2013-01-04 03:40:29 PM  

tricycleracer: We've always been at war with the Maratha Empire.


check you new status with the elite
 
2013-01-04 03:43:33 PM  
Wait till they get wind of parts of the Bible.
 
2013-01-04 03:43:43 PM  
I tried to start a hoax that Larry Fine was Barry Manilow's father.

But then I found out it was true.
 
2013-01-04 03:45:51 PM  

daywin: tricycleracer: We've always been at war with the Maratha Empire.

check you new status with the elite


You're my hero.  Happy Friday!
 
2013-01-04 03:55:23 PM  
I only trust news from Pornopedia
 
2013-01-04 03:59:26 PM  

Don't Lag Me Bro: Of course the Bicholm Conflict never happened. Neither did the Bicholim Conflict. Drew, the editors should get thirty lashes for every spelling mistake!


I, too, noticed the missing prepositions and misspellings (including "Wikpedia") in the farking article.

It's no surprise the illusion of mere authorial authority can snow most of the semi-literate shortcutters who think Wikipedia is a good primary resource and not a glorified, if minor, improvement on the Dewey Decimal System.

/get off my library's lawn.
 
2013-01-04 04:06:12 PM  
Typical Eurocentrist Revisionist History. Of COURSE Portugal didn't attack the nice Bicholese people, they were merely defending themselves against savages.
 
2013-01-04 04:11:15 PM  

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

/Link


It's funnier if you speak enough Portuguese to translate the semi-jokey names. I think the triumph of the troll is that the writer has mastered the dry, institutional tone of most contributor-written Wiki entries, which is not the case when they merely cut and paste out of the more florid and Baroque style of the copyright-expired 1911 Britannica encyclopedia.
 
2013-01-04 04:15:37 PM  
Wikipedia is such a trustworthy source of information

Several years ago I looked up soccer team AC Milan's then coach Leonardo on Wikipedia to find out what his full name was, they had it listed as Leonardo Da Vinci Code ..... thanks !
 
2013-01-04 04:27:36 PM  
Charles "Croatan" Whitmeyer, I hardly knew you.

He was one of my greatest contributions to wikipedia. Then some asshole decided that he wasn't historically important enough and deleted him.
 
2013-01-04 04:32:50 PM  

error 303: Hasn't happened YET.

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


Actually... it had, just not in their personal chronologies.
 
2013-01-04 04:47:58 PM  
media.theonion.comChad Halpern is not amused when such serious issues are made fun of!
 
2013-01-04 04:51:21 PM  
Rufus Lee King: "Actually, Herschel was in South Africa establishing an observatory at the time ..."

Hmm, interesting. Glad to see journalism back then was just as farked up (if not more so) as journalism today.

On the other hand, maybe it was the illustrator of that article who was smoking the good stuff. I especially liked the guy flying on bat-wings in the background.

Thanks for the lulz.
 
2013-01-04 04:56:41 PM  

sp86: p51d007: Proving once again, NEVER believe anything that you read online, unless you
can independently verify it with multiple sources


That seems to time consuming. I thought the mantra was "DNRTFA, (funny picture with a caption that does little to enhance the joke), repeat"
 
2013-01-04 05:00:39 PM  

FarkinHostile: IMNSHO, ALL History should be filed under "Fiction".


Okay, you get right on that. Send us quarterly reports on your progress.
 
2013-01-04 05:08:18 PM  

K.B.O. Winston: FarkinHostile: IMNSHO, ALL History should be filed under "Fiction".

Okay, you get right on that. Send us quarterly reports on your progress.


Mmmmm, yeah....because an opinion of the validity of recorded history means I am going to personally go and rearrange libraries. Or something. But I suppose with your username you have something of a vested interest in believing that history is an accurate account of what really happened.

You suck at insulting. That was another opinion, BTW, not a call to action.
 
2013-01-04 05:29:25 PM  
Wow subby, I never knew that the people of Portugal were Dutch.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-01-04 05:37:40 PM  
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:A-b-a-a-a-a-a-a-b-a

"Note that this user is indefinitely blocked for creating hoaxes.

This page was last modified on 4 January 2013 at 06:24."
 
2013-01-04 05:43:28 PM  
"You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time." Usually that is enough.
 
2013-01-04 05:51:48 PM  
It's REAL to ME!
 
2013-01-04 06:17:05 PM  
This is likely the only headline of "War Is Over" that you're likely see in your lifetime, citizen.
 
2013-01-04 06:23:38 PM  
This article is not Minitrue-compliant.
 
2013-01-04 06:47:31 PM  
Wikipedia's own List of Hoaxes on Wikipedia contains this entry:

Fictitious clitoris research • 5 years, 1 month • 26 October 2001 - 26 July 2006 / 4 December 2006

Never mind obscure Dutch wars. I cannot believe that we're living in the 21st century and yet supposedly "educated" people still believe in the existence of the clitoris.
 
2013-01-04 07:20:37 PM  
I got 99 conflicts, but a Bicholim ain't one of them.
 
2013-01-04 07:35:24 PM  
...a Wikipedia consulting firm....

A what?
 
2013-01-04 07:37:42 PM  
I'm gonna go record a blues album under the name Slow Blind Driveway. Maybe DIA will re-start his Monday Blues threads.
 
2013-01-04 07:41:11 PM  

TNel: 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]

I got banned for making my roommate a board member of a provincial eugenics board. That, and something about him sucking dudes off to get on it.

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?

 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-01-04 07:41:22 PM  
...a Wikipedia consulting firm....

From context and reading other articles on the incident, I gather

Wikipedia consulting firm : Wikipedia :: SEO : Google

(Do they still have those double colon things on standardized tests?)
 
2013-01-04 08:08:57 PM  

Dire: Wow subby, I never knew that the people of Portugal were Dutch.


To let you in on a family secret, my grandmother was Dutch.
 
2013-01-04 08:08:59 PM  

dcigary: Nothing can ever top this article from Snopes.


Thank you for that. Very amusing indeed.
 
2013-01-04 09:16:12 PM  
Maratha Confederacy was in Total War. Seems legit.
 
2013-01-04 10:15:56 PM  
Yea, wiki editors are amazing at taking down legit edits too. I don't want to get into it details, but F those bastards. When the only citation is the listserv of a government agency sent to other agencies, they won't accept the citation. Even though many agencies will only update their own websites something like once a year. So my edit was taken with a day... something like 7 months later, someone else made the same edit finally with a citation from the agency's website, and their's gets to stay.
 
2013-01-05 02:32:32 AM  
Isn't the "Bicholim Conflict" noteworthy now? What will they call the Wikipedia page covering the hoax? What will they use as source material?
 
2013-01-05 04:46:32 AM  

dcigary: Nothing can ever top this article from Snopes.


I have no idea what I'm reading. I know what Snopes is, but is that article supposed to be satire? I'm thoroughly confused.
 
2013-01-05 06:33:02 AM  

Wayne 985: dcigary: Nothing can ever top this article from Snopes.

I have no idea what I'm reading. I know what Snopes is, but is that article supposed to be satire? I'm thoroughly confused.


I was a tad confused too. So I googled "snopes zebra hoax"... which netted this
 
2013-01-05 08:14:40 PM  
i901.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-05 11:38:52 PM  

JohnnyApocalypse: Wayne 985: dcigary: Nothing can ever top this article from Snopes.

I have no idea what I'm reading. I know what Snopes is, but is that article supposed to be satire? I'm thoroughly confused.

I was a tad confused too. So I googled "snopes zebra hoax"... which netted this


What the fark? What the actual fark?
 
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