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"Tepre pacificum" hoax[edit]

I've never heard of a Latin word tepre before, so this part made me curious. The citation given says nothing of the sort, so I figured that there had been some sort of vandalism in the past, presumably changing Mare pacificum into Tepre pacificum. Sure enough, this is exactly what I found, and is the source of the whole confusion: Voilà, the vandal edit. From September 2009! The shocking thing is that this nonsense has been allowed to stay for so long. Apparently Wikipedians who are competent in Latin or Portuguese rarely read such articles. No-one became suspicious – until now. What did happen in the meanwhile was that an IP decided that because tepre isn't Latin, it has to be Portuguese. So the anonymous contributor made something up about a "Luso-Latin" macaronic expression, in this edit. The next edit was another editor slapping a "citation needed" on the sentence, sensible enough, for somebody with no clue about Latin or Portuguese at least, who would otherwise have got rid of the whole mess long ago. The next step was another IP adding a reference instead, a Catholic Encyclopaedia article about Magellan, while conveniently overlooking the fact that it does not say what the article says. Eventually, someone decided to get rid of the "macaronic" nonsense and this is how we got to the version I got to see.

Sadly, during my searching the web just to make sure that there wasn't really some word tepre I was simply ignorant of (before I discovered the origin of this poppycock), I discovered that the hoax had spread over countless websites already, while predictably, there was no indepedent confirmation of the word to be found. All hits were either something totally different or clearly derived from Wikipedia (the vast majority, as apparently tepre isn't even a word or name in any major language, or at best something utterly obscure). This shows the power of Wikipedia to spread bullshit and misinformation, and the special responsibility we Wikipedians have. --Florian Blaschke (talk) 01:28, 28 March 2011 (UTC)

Well done. Bazonka (talk) 06:50, 28 March 2011 (UTC)

First European to sight the Pacific ocean ??[edit]

Surely European visitors to china in the 12th or 13 centuries sighted the pacific, ocean. Maps of Marco polo's journeys have him traversing pacific waters. The Wikipedia( as of 23/1/2012) article on marco polo even shows this on a map on that page.

Paul G garpg001@bigpond.net.au — Preceding unsigned comment added by 203.41.10.1 (talk) 03:34, 23 January 2012 (UTC)

Good point. I've amended the article to show that the east of the ocean was discovered in the 16th century, not the whole ocean. Bazonka (talk) 18:11, 23 January 2012 (UTC)

--- why am I sseing "If you go to the bottom you will find a graveyard of fat people." at the top of the page. I tried to delete it but it didnt appear in the edit box. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 217.151.176.73 (talk) 21:45, 23 May 2012 (UTC)


Chinese of course maped the whole sea and gave the appropriate names as : the blue and vast sea, the peaceful sea. see the map "Shanhai Yudi quantu " in wikipedia. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.221.152.189 (talk) 20:14, 12 June 2012 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 29 March 2014[edit]

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  • Not done: it's not clear what changes you want made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. — {{U|Technical 13}} (tec) 18:18, 29 March 2014 (UTC)