White, male, middle-aged, attorney, New York City resident. Hostile to the right wing and the parapsychology/quackery mindset. Anyone who wants to bother wikilinking any more of that stuff, feel free.
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Articles I've started
I never compiled a list, but this list appears on a bot-compiled page.
The New York Times notices Wikipedia
- The New York Times did a story about the edit war on this page: Mudslinging Weasels Into Online History. I guess it's good publicity, but it would be nice if the author had pointed out that all the vandalism here could be (and was) rapidly undone. Oh well.--Carl 03:12, 10 Nov 2004 (UTC)
Good point. The article also includes this passage:
Two days after the election Wikipedia's users began to punctuate Bush's new term. "Is it really correct to put '2001-2009' for Bush's term of office?" one reader wrote. "He could be assassinated, impeached, could resign, die in office ... . Unless someone has a crystal ball, this ought to be changed to '2001-present' or '2001-2009 (expected)' or something like that."
"Yes," another reader responded, "or he might suddenly disappear from Earth in the 'twinkling of an eye.' " That quote included a link to a site about Christian rapture.
Wrong! I was the "another reader" and I didn't link to a site about the Rapture. As per the MoS, I linked to the Wikipedia article about the Rapture. Here's my actual edit. "Paper of record", my fanny....
Comment from User:188.8.131.52: I was the Diebold and ESS guy and I gotta admit it gave me a little thrill to know that my throwaway conspiracy theory remark is now one with the annals of history.
Pages useful for dealing with images
- Wikipedia:Image description page
- Wikipedia:Extended image syntax
- Wikipedia:Alternate text for images
- Wikipedia:Picture tutorial