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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 29
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2013-01-04 02:38:23 PM  
5 votes:
Nothing can ever top this article from Snopes.
2013-01-04 02:36:35 PM  
4 votes:
Yet those fat farking butterbeast article squatter/ mods won't let you change one line in a page they "guard".
2013-01-04 02:47:04 PM  
3 votes:

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 04:11:15 PM  
2 votes:

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 03:59:26 PM  
2 votes:

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 02:52:32 PM  
2 votes:

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 02:41:42 PM  
2 votes:

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 02:36:51 PM  
2 votes:
We've always been at war with the Maratha Empire.
2013-01-04 02:34:10 PM  
2 votes:
Hasn't happened YET.

2.bp.blogspot.com
2013-01-04 02:30:31 PM  
2 votes:
can deceive whole Internet

3.bp.blogspot.com
2013-01-04 06:17:05 PM  
1 votes:
This is likely the only headline of "War Is Over" that you're likely see in your lifetime, citizen.
2013-01-04 05:51:48 PM  
1 votes:
It's REAL to ME!
2013-01-04 03:43:33 PM  
1 votes:
Wait till they get wind of parts of the Bible.
2013-01-04 03:13:12 PM  
1 votes:
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 03:03:55 PM  
1 votes:

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

2013-01-04 02:55:40 PM  
1 votes:
Proving once again, NEVER believe anything that you read online, unless you
can independently verify it with multiple sources
2013-01-04 02:54:40 PM  
1 votes:
that is how you troll, ladies and gentlemensch

epic
2013-01-04 02:53:13 PM  
1 votes:

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 02:52:52 PM  
1 votes:

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 02:46:57 PM  
1 votes:
You're not helping. Still, very well written.
2013-01-04 02:45:58 PM  
1 votes:
It was nominated for featured article. This deception has class.
2013-01-04 02:43:25 PM  
1 votes:

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 02:41:33 PM  
1 votes:
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 02:40:17 PM  
1 votes:
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 02:39:04 PM  
1 votes:
Bicholim?

So someone was drinking a michelob and changed it around to get the name?
2013-01-04 02:37:42 PM  
1 votes:
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 02:36:43 PM  
1 votes:
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 02:33:09 PM  
1 votes:

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

/Link


That is really quite good for a hoax.
2013-01-04 02:29:55 PM  
1 votes:
I'm going to start a campaign to rewrite the reviews for the movie "Mansquito" as a documentary rather then a sci-fi flick.
 
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