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Wackypedia (Wikipedia) reveals its edit wars ( Top 10 topics)
Fudzilla ^ | Friday, 19 July 2013 10:03 | Written by Nick Farrell

Posted on 07/22/2013 8:57:50 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach



George Bush is still a big topic

Researchers have revealed what subjects are getting vandalised the most in Wackypedia and are subjected to “edit wars." Articles about ex-US President George W Bush and anarchism are the most hotly contested on Wikipedia's English-language edition, research suggests.

It seems that editors were big on debating data at the site. Many religious subjects, such as Jesus and God, were universally debated. Researchers from the University of Oxford and three other institutions analysed logs of the changes made to Wikipedia pages to identify those in the throes of an "edit war". Such a conflict involves editors of pages making changes that are almost instantly undone by another editor.

These are the top 10 touchy topics:

 

George W Bush
Anarchism
The Prophet Muhammad
World Wrestling Entertainment employees
Global warming
Circumcision
The United States
Jesus
Race and intelligence
Christianity


Pages that get updated a lot might just be about a rapidly changing field or topic, they said. It looks like pages about Israel, Adolf Hitler, The Holocaust, God, Jesus, the Prophet Muhammad and Christianity were the most regularly fought over by editors. 

However there are some more local controversies such as the case of the page French politician Segolene Royal which was argued a lot about in the French edition.


TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Reference
KEYWORDS: antichristian; liberalbigots; orwelliannightmare; revisionisthistory; wikipedia

1 posted on 07/22/2013 8:57:50 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Leftist scum were all over the Swift Boat Veterans and POWs for Truth page way back when.

Wiki is worthless on anything other than a completely innocuous subject.


2 posted on 07/22/2013 9:01:24 AM PDT by RingerSIX (My wife and I took an AIDS vaccine that they offer down at our Church.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Wiki is a leftist cabal.


3 posted on 07/22/2013 9:04:22 AM PDT by LiberConservative (I took the red pill)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; neverdem; narses; Nachum; SunkenCiv; cogitator

One Wiki “editor” named Connelley - a catastrophic-man made global warming extremist - personally “edited” over 23,000 CAGW entries.

Can’t have the world knowing anything “politically incorrect” about his topic, can they?


4 posted on 07/22/2013 9:10:52 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Circumcision ?


5 posted on 07/22/2013 10:58:54 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; Revolting cat!

What was snipped from the Wikipedia circumcision article?


6 posted on 07/22/2013 12:14:37 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: a fool in paradise

Hard to believe there’d be an editing war over that. Of course, some people seem obsessed with hoodies these days.


7 posted on 07/22/2013 12:45:46 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE; Ernest_at_the_Beach; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; ...

Thanks Robert A. Cook, PE.


8 posted on 07/22/2013 6:29:19 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: a fool in paradise

i wanna see the directors cut


9 posted on 07/22/2013 6:33:53 PM PDT by bigheadfred (INFIDEL)
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