Just curious if any RZers have ever edited or created a Wikipedia entry.
I've edited a few when I ran across awful statements of fact, like the one on the Bats wiki that claimed they had outdrawn the Reds for years
I've edited some wiki entries that are golf related, primarily dealing with particular brands and models of golf balls, as well as different metals/elements used in forged golf clubs.
or a delusional bats fan
I live on the JWICS version of this wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intellipedia
I have also made a few minor edits on the regular wikipedia.
Will trade this space for a #1 starter.
I admit to writing the line "Castro is the villain of the popular Reds message board Redszone" on Juan's wikipedia. It's a factual statement.
I've also updated a few players profiles to change their team to the Reds after we signed/traded for them.
"Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."
I updated one that had Brandon Claussen picture inverted. It was weird.
I've actually updated & Corrected several related to my company & my industry in the last year or so. Every few weeks I read something that some "less intelligent soul" entered related to space, missiles, rockets or rocketry that makes me wonder if kids learn math in school anymore.
I saw someone at work too the other date cite a wikipedia page in an analysis. Which blew my mind. Definitely don't count on expert opinions - with anyone able to edit there are some real gaps in there. I wonder if school teachers now have to deal with using Wikipedia as a citation and how they deal with it?
I've also done quite a few pages over at Baseball-Reference.com's Wiki Bullpen area.
It can be quite fun if you're into that sort of thing - starting from scratch can be a little difficult just getting started.
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I've used wikipedia for papers before but never as a direct source. It's a good place to start when dealing with a particular subject area b/c the better written entries are referenced and you can jump directly to those referenced footnotes and evaluate that source on it's own merits.
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wiki's have sources at the bottom of the page, so its great to gather info, and then use the sorce at the bottom.
anywho wiki's are awfuly hard to create and make them stay. the admins there are uptight on who creates them and such. i tried making one for a gaming message board that has over 2000 members and has been around for 10 years almost and they said that we're not big enough/haven't been around long enough for a wiki entry.