Talk:Bubble tea

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Vandalism[edit]

Hi, I restored the recipe text back to its former incarnation since some user Lauraa changed the first line to include some inapprorpiate text for this article. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 132.206.72.82 (talkcontribs) 16:01, 12 September 2006‎ (UTC)

Urban Dictionary Citation[edit]

Can anyone get a better reference than Urban Dictionary for the etymology of the term "boba"? Since anyone can add an entry to Urban Dictionary, citing it and only it is problematic, to say the least. - RedWordSmith (talk) 22:00, 15 July 2008 (UTC)

And, contributions to Urban Dictionary are not checked for accuracy. Owlgorithm (talk) 23:48, 17 July 2008 (UTC)

I strongly suspect the word "boba" is a Chinese rendering of "bubble." Of course I realize that a strong suspicion is the opposite of what you are asking for here! Nevertheless that is the most plausible explanation given that "bubble tea" is the English name for this drink. Dratman (talk) 02:47, 22 April 2013 (UTC)
I thought the same thing. But from the discussion above (in the section titled "Literal meaning") it seems that "bubble" is the English rendering of the Chinese word "boba", which means "big breasts". Mixed with a confusion between Chinese bubble tea (that is shaken to a froth) and Chinese boba tea (that contains large chewy balls).Sheherazahde (talk) 20:42, 24 May 2013 (UTC)

"Names" section[edit]

I think this dictionary entry is rather unnessesary, just a collection of names in various languages. The Chinese section also gives a lot of names, however, are these synonyms for bubble tea itself or are these names of sub-variants of bubble tea? It looks like the latter, although the first sentence of the section states that it's the former. --Cold Season (talk) 21:15, 12 April 2012 (UTC)

Dispute over Popping Boba[edit]

There needs to be something in the entry about popping boba. Notability guidelines do not limit content within an article. I can buy it at my local Asian restaurants but there is no mention of it in the article. This is the sort of information people come to wikipedia looking for. Popping balls exist there should be a reference to them. And part of what I copied and pasted was the list of ingredients. Lists are not copyright protected. I have vegetarian friends and they would be interested to know that popping boba are not made from gelatin. I included the Frooba reference so as not to be siding with just one brand of juice filled ball manufactures. User:The Potato Hose has threatened to ban me. I'm posting here to go through all the steps before I take this to dispute resolution.Sheherazahde (talk) 21:31, 24 May 2013 (UTC)

Sigh.
  1. I have already told you this twice. If you don't want to listen, that's not my problem. Maybe the third time will be the charm. If you want to have information about popping boba in the article, you will need to find reliable sources.
  2. You copied and pasted more than just a list of ingredients. But that doesn't matter. You cannot copy and past information into Wikipedia. Do you understand? See here.
  3. I don't care about your vegetarian friends, and nobody else does either. If you want to include information about the composition of popping boba, you will need to first find reliable sources, and second you will need to summarize those sources in your own words.
  4. As I have also already explained to you, yes notability does affect content. If Frooba isn't a well-known or dominant brand within the sector, it looks like spam to include it here. And since no other brands are mentioned, there is no bias.
  5. I have not 'threatened' anything. I have warned you that if you continue to insert copyright violations, you will be blocked for violating policy. If you continue reverting to insert your copyright violations, you will be blocked for violating policy. That is not a threat. That is telling you what part of your current behaviour is unacceptable according to Wikipedia policy, and telling you that if you continue to violate policy your editing privileges will be revoked until such time as you communicate to the community that you will stop violating policy.
I have already basically said all this on your talkpage. What part(s) of what I am saying do you not understand? I can explain them better, maybe, but you need to tell me what you do not understand here. — The Potato Hose 21:42, 24 May 2013 (UTC)