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Wiki hates me :(
josif at 12:33PM, Dec. 26, 2006
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messed_Up
yesterday I decided to make a Wiki article for my comic Messed Up, but today they've decided they're gonna delete it.
Why does Wiki hate me and what should I do to stop them killing my article?? :(
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Ronson at 12:40PM, Dec. 26, 2006
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You can't do much, except move your article over to Comixpedia. Wiki is on a mission to slim down their content to only mainstream subjects. My comic was on the chopping block a while back and may be again soon. Good luck.
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marine at 3:11PM, Dec. 26, 2006
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You've got to be popular or infamous to really make it on wiki.
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qwerty at 3:23PM, Dec. 26, 2006
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ILL SAY I MADE IT (THE PAGE THAT IS)
im funny, but not good at drawing and i hate emos and depressed people (you know who you are)
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marine at 4:35PM, Dec. 26, 2006
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ILL SAY I MADE IT (THE PAGE THAT IS)

No you won't. I'll go “improve” the article…
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josif at 6:22AM, Dec. 28, 2006
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No you won't. I'll go “improve” the article…
It looks the same what did you improve??
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Vindibudd at 3:15PM, Dec. 28, 2006
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There are a bunch of wikipedia Nazis who think that they should be the judges of what is and is not important because they are nerds on computers and they know better. I once made a really nice Vindibudd page and they had a heart attack about it not being “noteworthy” or something. Then someone put my article on comixpedia and it wasn't me. So I was like whatever.
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ozoneocean at 3:49PM, Dec. 28, 2006
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Hmm. Wikipedia isn't a good place for that sort of thing. It's somewhere that you go to find out about stuff… about general stuff… It's not another promotional tool. If I were you I'd put all that on Comixepedia or the wiki at comic genesis (if you have an account there). That way you can do what you like and you don't have to worry about Wikinazis ^^
The thing is, normal wiki users are all pretty much like that, none of them will really want to read about your comic there anyway. But Comixepedia IS somewhere where people WILL be interested, or at least not hostile… You can point your readers to your wiki there instead. ;)

-just copy and paste all that stuff, they uses the same kind of formatting.
 
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SpANG at 7:56AM, Dec. 29, 2006
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Hmm. Wikipedia isn't a good place for that sort of thing. It's somewhere that you go to find out about stuff… about general stuff… It's not another promotional tool.
Well, then, what would be the difference between that and a TV show? How about a fairly obsure TV show?

If it's all about notability, then why do they have regional-type things in there that nobody but a certain area would care about? Like this, or this jerk, or more granular than that, this person.

I mean, if wikipedia is supposed to be an online encycolpdeia, that everyone goes to for everything, then what's the difference?

Wikipedia cannot boast about being the source of all infomation and then be elitist. It's all or nothing. Sorry. ;)
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ozoneocean at 8:20AM, Dec. 29, 2006
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Wow, that Cynthia woman looks old for her age…
I'm not defending the place SpANG ;) I'd agree that most Wiki people are a bit too full of themselves and are pretty much all hypocrites, but then so are all of us really, and a place like Wikipedia would turn anybody that way.
-You could nominate those articles for deletion you know, or whatever's the protocol there…?
 
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strong414bad at 1:29PM, Dec. 29, 2006
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You know what I like about Wikipedia? They're deleting all of the webcomic articles on the entire site, but they have an article about the villain of Kirby: Canvas Curse.

Why? Because Wiki-nazis are stupid.
Why hello there.
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MKHSDC at 3:48PM, Dec. 30, 2006
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They did the same thing to me… So I messed with their site really bad by editing a bunch of articles and then screwing with them. Pissed them off, now I'm blocked from editing… But I'll be back! We should start an assault and then rely on Answers.com for all the information we need! Or not, but I will!
The death of one is a tragedy, but the death of a million is just a statistic.
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ozoneocean at 8:33AM, Dec. 31, 2006
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Yeah, now that's just moronic.
 
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Terminal at 8:37AM, Dec. 31, 2006
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Does anyone find it ironic that editors at Wikipedia are very elite, yet elite collage professors, scientists and other people smarter than us show disdain toward Wikipedia?
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ozoneocean at 9:26AM, Dec. 31, 2006
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and other people smarter than us
No such people exist.

Oh wiki is useful (when there no morons messing things up). There's a lot of “newer” knowledge in there that hasn't made it to the standard print sources yet, there's info and obscure stuff that's hard to find elsewhere, and there's good info on popular social phenomena that you may be interested in and not know much about.

So it IS useful. but you can't actually use it for research because it's unreliable: Any idiot could have written the article. There is editorial oversight, but only from other users and they could be anybody! As well as that you have people adding entries about minor celebs, 4 month old webcomics, themselves, whatever you can think of, as well as snotty kids and trolls defacing things…

It's hardly surprising that some tend to doubt the veracity of the resource as a whole.
 
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SpANG at 10:10AM, Dec. 31, 2006
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(when there no morons messing things up). …
as well as snotty kids and trolls defacing things…
Yes, I can think of 2 morons right off the top of my head. Though they think they are ‘original’ and ‘clever’. ;)
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MKHSDC at 6:16AM, Jan. 2, 2007
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Hey, I never said I was original nor clever!
The death of one is a tragedy, but the death of a million is just a statistic.
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Jimeth at 7:12AM, Jan. 2, 2007
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Well there's a difference between a member of parliament and a webcomic that one or two people know about. You can't realistically have everything that anyone wants to put on there. Nevertheless, the site is a great idea- It's just still in the refining process. These things take time and experimentation.
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w_p_s at 11:46AM, Jan. 2, 2007
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Why would you care?
Seriously!

I never had a wikipedia article and you don't see me mutilating myself with toothpicks at night!

I never appeared in the newspaper either! Or in a magazine, or in the Torah!

Relax man!
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