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12/25/13 | Awestruck

Posted on 12/25/2013 1:01:05 PM PST by Awestruck

Am I the only one to notice that most of the Wikipedia entry about FR is one big hit piece? Or does it not matter because it is editable? Don't meant to be dense...just curious.


TOPICS: Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: freerepublic; wikipaedia; wikipedia
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1 posted on 12/25/2013 1:01:05 PM PST by Awestruck
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To: Awestruck

Did they say anything horrible about me personally?


2 posted on 12/25/2013 1:03:51 PM PST by Tax-chick ("Our infinite sadness can only be cured by an infinite love." ~Pope Francis)
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To: Awestruck

Hit it was a {{pov-check|date=December 2013}} tag in the Edit section. That’ll make the libs mad.


3 posted on 12/25/2013 1:04:05 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Awestruck

....but yet, still they come......*smiles*


4 posted on 12/25/2013 1:05:35 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Olog-hai; Awestruck; Tax-chick; All

What is the name of the other site? webopedia? I used to have the link I forget.


5 posted on 12/25/2013 1:07:59 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11) Hey, Harry Reid.. 1-800-318-2596!)
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To: Awestruck

I’ll say it again, one person can’t do anything about a wiki page. You’d have to get 30 - 50 people, a wiki edit war with one person against the usual 30, the one guy just gets banned.


6 posted on 12/25/2013 1:08:11 PM PST by varmintman
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To: Tax-chick

I think they called you fat.


7 posted on 12/25/2013 1:08:13 PM PST by papertyger ("refusing to draw an inescapable conclusion does not qualify as a 'difference of opinion.'")
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To: Awestruck

We have a wiki entry? I pretty much only look up bands, movies and TV shows.


8 posted on 12/25/2013 1:09:40 PM PST by discostu (I don't meme well.)
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To: Awestruck

Have you noticed what loud mouth, emotional, self serving, mal-developed, gas bags say about you and others that is beyond divorced from reality but, more about them being on their own island screaming insanity at a wall?

They are lunatics.

What they say is mostly projected anger about their short comings and a violation of their utopian ideals which cannot exist because of scientific laws.

FK em.

Merry Christmas!!! The Savior is born.


9 posted on 12/25/2013 1:09:47 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Olog-hai

Wikipedia is theoretically neutral but there are many leftists invested in pushing their agenda.

We conservatives should be more present, but it can be frustrating in the extreme. I tried to improve the death panels page which is an atrocious abomination.


10 posted on 12/25/2013 1:10:18 PM PST by Jack Black ( Disarmament of a targeted group is one of the surest early warning signs of future genocide.)
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To: Tax-chick

They said you are beautiful, as is your family.

Merry Christmas.


11 posted on 12/25/2013 1:11:24 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Awestruck
I looked it over pretty carefully, and the posting does tend to emphasize what the author(s) feel are our shortcomings.

There is a LOT more material on FR than there is on DU. The author(s) of that entry note that DU is sort of conspiracy central for a lot of really nutty ideas, but they only mention a couple of the worst ones, and omit details around, for instance Karl Rove's "impending indictment" (remember "Fitzmas"?), or how they reacted to Dick Cheney accidentally shooting his buddy (talk about a long, nutty thread).

The insanity found on DU would fill the Indian Ocean, perhaps the Atlantic Ocean, but there's little note of it.

12 posted on 12/25/2013 1:13:31 PM PST by Hardastarboard (The question of our age is whether a majority of Americans can and will vote us all into slavery.)
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To: Tax-chick
Did they say anything horrible about me personally?

They said you were dating Pajama Boy.

13 posted on 12/25/2013 1:14:15 PM PST by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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To: ColdOne

Do you mean:

http://www.conservapedia.com/Main_Page


14 posted on 12/25/2013 1:17:22 PM PST by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Innovative

YESSSSS!!!! thank you so much!!!


15 posted on 12/25/2013 1:19:11 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11) Hey, Harry Reid.. 1-800-318-2596!)
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To: Focault's Pendulum; Tax-chick

Judging from her FR page, I’d say she is probably the Resident Expert on Onesies. : )


16 posted on 12/25/2013 1:24:16 PM PST by digger48
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To: Awestruck

Wikipedia is basically leftist. No point trying to fix their entry on FR, because it will just go bad again.

Actually, I find Wiki very useful on most things, as long as there’s not a political issue. You can even look up facts about politicians—names of wives and children, for instance, or dates of service. But you can’t trust the politics, EVER.


17 posted on 12/25/2013 1:26:19 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: ColdOne
Webopedia appears to be an online dictionary for computer jargon.

Maybe you were thinking of Conservapedia?
18 posted on 12/25/2013 1:30:00 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Awestruck

Why would you even go there and read wht those left wing dirt bags write?


19 posted on 12/25/2013 1:30:22 PM PST by dalereed
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To: Cicero

it’s not bad with most older history ww2 and earlier though i suspect the crusades pages are skewed. even a lot of the modern military stuff is good or at least a starting point. i don’t wast my time with the politics.


20 posted on 12/25/2013 1:31:42 PM PST by bravo whiskey (We should not fear our government. Our government should fear us.)
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To: Olog-hai

Thanks. I will bookmark the link.


21 posted on 12/25/2013 1:35:56 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11) Hey, Harry Reid.. 1-800-318-2596!)
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To: Tax-chick

They said you were a global warming denier.


22 posted on 12/25/2013 1:37:02 PM PST by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: Awestruck

Actually, I was surprised at how much influence is attributed to FR!

A REAL hit piece would have denigrated FR’s influence.


23 posted on 12/25/2013 1:46:46 PM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: Focault's Pendulum; digger48

Oh, ICK!


24 posted on 12/25/2013 1:47:44 PM PST by Tax-chick ("Our infinite sadness can only be cured by an infinite love." ~Pope Francis)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Well, that’s only the truth.


25 posted on 12/25/2013 1:48:29 PM PST by Tax-chick ("Our infinite sadness can only be cured by an infinite love." ~Pope Francis)
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To: ColdOne

conservapedia?


26 posted on 12/25/2013 1:49:05 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Tax-chick

I think I’d rather be called fat. And ugly to boot.

:^)


27 posted on 12/25/2013 1:49:33 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Vendome

Thank you! Merry Christmas to you, too. I’m helping the babies write thank-you notes. “Do you want to tell Grandmama that you like the shirt?” “Uh-huh!”


28 posted on 12/25/2013 1:49:44 PM PST by Tax-chick ("Our infinite sadness can only be cured by an infinite love." ~Pope Francis)
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To: Awestruck

I use wiki for general purpose information.

I would not expect a left leaning organization to have anything good to say about those that may disagree with their world view.

As long as you understand there is a bias in Wiki world, it can be a useful resource.


29 posted on 12/25/2013 1:49:45 PM PST by CIB-173RDABN (I do not doubt that our climate changes. I only doubt that anything man does has any effect.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Oh, definitely!


30 posted on 12/25/2013 1:50:14 PM PST by Tax-chick ("Our infinite sadness can only be cured by an infinite love." ~Pope Francis)
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To: papertyger

I’ll bet they call everyone fat, even Ann Coulter.


31 posted on 12/25/2013 1:59:17 PM PST by Tax-chick ("Our infinite sadness can only be cured by an infinite love." ~Pope Francis)
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To: Awestruck

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freerepublic

Wow, that’s quite a history, if accurate. Is any/some/none/not much/most of it true, or just leftist BS drivel? It’s well before my time here, so I have no real point of comparison.


32 posted on 12/25/2013 2:03:32 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: dalereed

I didn’t know they had a “Free Republic” entry, so I went there and looked. It’s at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_Republic if anyone is interested.

Anyway ... it looked interesting and I didn’t see too much that was wrong with it and found out some other interesting details.

In general, I don’t think anyone should find any real big issue with the article.


33 posted on 12/25/2013 2:09:08 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: carriage_hill

As far as the names and dates and items being described, it seems to be fairly accurate. I don’t see any major problems with it.


34 posted on 12/25/2013 2:11:11 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Cicero

What is it, in particular, that needs fixing in that article? I read it and it seemed to be generally right on. Perhaps you have seen a detail or two that is wrong. If so, then I would like to know what that is.

AND THEN - it should be easy enough to document the mistaken info, and actually correct it yourself, on the Wikipedia entry. All you would need is the supporting documentation to correct it.


35 posted on 12/25/2013 2:15:50 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: CIB-173RDABN

There is a BIAS from every single source you choose to use. The key is not to find out if there is a bias (because the answer is yes for EVERY SOURCE). The key is to find out “WHAT” the bias is.


36 posted on 12/25/2013 2:18:24 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: catnipman

The article was fairly “right on” I thought. And it seemed to be accurate for dates and issues that happened.


37 posted on 12/25/2013 2:20:35 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler

True

There is a bias (even historical records) and as you say, it is important to know the bias and adjust for it.


38 posted on 12/25/2013 2:22:11 PM PST by CIB-173RDABN (I do not doubt that our climate changes. I only doubt that anything man does has any effect.)
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To: Tax-chick
Did they say anything horrible about me personally?

No, but you might want to check vikingkitties.blogspot.com.

39 posted on 12/25/2013 2:23:19 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: Tax-chick

If they do, there is hell to pay.


40 posted on 12/25/2013 2:26:22 PM PST by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: CIB-173RDABN

Sometimes people (and sources) go out of their way to hide their bias. Personally, I usually like to let people know my bias, right off the bat - and that’s why I say what I do on my Freeper page.

When you find people working very hard to hide what their bias is, you know right away that they’re trying to trick you on something else,


41 posted on 12/25/2013 2:30:53 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Hoodat

Aw, thanks. For that, I’ll save you another -000 someday.


42 posted on 12/25/2013 2:31:27 PM PST by Tax-chick ("Our infinite sadness can only be cured by an infinite love." ~Pope Francis)
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To: cynwoody

Fascinating. Makes me sound a little snarky, I have to say.


43 posted on 12/25/2013 2:32:01 PM PST by Tax-chick ("Our infinite sadness can only be cured by an infinite love." ~Pope Francis)
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To: Awestruck
Overall, I'd say the article is pretty neutral. I have a few minor quibbles but nothing serious.

I'm surprised the article left out some FR firsts where we've beaten the press on getting a story out.

The most memorable of these for me was the destruction of the Space Shuttle Columbia as it burned to a crisp while flying over California to Dallas. More here Reporting on the trouble starts here.

44 posted on 12/25/2013 2:34:36 PM PST by upchuck (My Internet addiction is so bad... it's alt of ctrl.)
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To: ColdOne; Innovative; Olog-hai; GeronL; All
Conservapedia is a joke, and a pretty bad one at that.

OK. I suppose you could read it for humor purposes only.

45 posted on 12/25/2013 2:35:19 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: Tax-chick
Fascinating. Makes me sound a little snarky, I have to say.

I'm jealous. I only get four hits to your 125.

46 posted on 12/25/2013 2:36:34 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: Awestruck

There should have been an entire section on Laz.


47 posted on 12/25/2013 2:39:22 PM PST by gitmo (If your theology doesn't become your biography, what good is it?)
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To: cynwoody

It’s not really that many. It ran out of “Tax-chick” fairly quickly, even with duplicates, and started picking up “Chick-Fil-A.”


48 posted on 12/25/2013 2:42:02 PM PST by Tax-chick ("Our infinite sadness can only be cured by an infinite love." ~Pope Francis)
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To: cynwoody

That’s a pretty funny website. They love me some, too.


49 posted on 12/25/2013 2:42:11 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Tax-chick

We’re famous!


50 posted on 12/25/2013 2:45:57 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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