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Tube Challenge on Wikipedia

Post by Garion » 08 Jan 2007, 20:10

I just found this page on wikipedia about the tube challenge. What do you think?

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

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Post by Soup Dragon » 08 Jan 2007, 22:34

Hmmm... very interesting, what's with the 274 stations from Jan 2007?
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Post by zeibura » 08 Jan 2007, 22:36

hmmm, it's told more like a story than an encyclopedia article in most places. could do with a clean up, and a spell-check... and the section on alternative challenges could be a lot longer.

and yeah, 274 stations now? never heard of anything like this...
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Post by Nutteronabus » 09 Jan 2007, 00:39

Leave it to Waveform to update it.

I'm sure he'll do it justice.

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Post by gasman » 09 Jan 2007, 00:48

The reason it doesn't sound too much like an encyclopedia article is that it's been largely copied and pasted from the writeup on this site. Hmm. I hope Neil's given his permission...


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Post by Garion » 09 Jan 2007, 01:30

I agree with you that the page looks like a huge story. I read it a few times and because I thought it was familliar, looked on this site and indeed whoever did it just copied and pasted the words.

It does need improving in some places. It sounds like a child wrote it! The grammer is appaling! :shock:

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Post by Going Underground » 09 Jan 2007, 08:36

Very interesting indeed the author is up to speed on the most recent record attempts so it's make me think they either belong to or visit the forum :?

The rules appear to be an exact copy/paste of what Guinness provide when you lodge a GWR request....

Not sure where they are getting the 274 info from though :?:
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Re: Tube Challenge on Wikipedia

Post by tubeguru » 09 Jan 2007, 09:39

garion24wales wrote:I just found this page on wikipedia about the tube challenge. What do you think?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tube_Challenge
Oh, you found it, eh?

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Post by Going Underground » 09 Jan 2007, 09:41

I believe an explanation of posts 1 and 6 on this topic should be forthcoming then :wink:
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Post by tubeguru » 09 Jan 2007, 09:44

Post six is most intriguing ...
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Post by zeibura » 09 Jan 2007, 09:50

pwned.

so explain 274 stations to us?
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Post by gasman » 09 Jan 2007, 10:32

Well, it probably won't make me any friends, but I've just put the page up for deletion. The large-scale copying-and-pasting is against Wikipedia policy, and evidently nobody here (including people who may or may not have contributed to it...) is particularly attached to the article right now.

Personally I'm not sure that the Tube Challenge is really notable enough to become a proper Wikipedia article, but either way, I don't think we'd get there by having Neil's distinctly non-encyclopedia-ish text there (even if he does give permission)...
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Post by tubeguru » 09 Jan 2007, 10:41

The whole area of internet copyright is a grey area.

I haven't checked the text myself, but if it's all been lifted from the website I'd prefer it if it were either changed or removed.

C&P is very lazy.
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Post by Garion » 09 Jan 2007, 19:09

What's wrong with posts 1 and 6? Just because I found it doesnt mean I made that article. I was looking on wikipedia for information about the London Underground because I'm doing a presentation on it in my Communications class. And anyway, I dont have time to do things like that. I have three A-Level exams this week so (no offence to you all) the Tube Challenge is the last thing on my mind.
Also, I NEVER use the username 'garionallen24'. I believe a username shouldnt include personal names. I did have that username on a few sites, but since last summer, due to many intrusion attempts on my email address and Bebo sites, I have used a different username. So unless someone logged in on those old accounts, or created another account, it wasnt me.

Like I said, I have three exams this week and I'm not going to waste my time on trivial matters. If I do fail, what do I say? Sorry, I was creating pages on some site? They would just walk away.

So 1) I did not do it,
2) I dont want to do it (I dont have time)
3) I hate being blamed ( no need to be sarcastic Neil!)
4) I never use that username anymore. Thank my 'friends' for that!

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Post by editorsfoot » 09 Jan 2007, 19:19

garion24wales wrote:What's wrong with posts 1 and 6? Just because I found it doesnt mean I made that article. I was looking on wikipedia for information about the London Underground because I'm doing a presentation on it in my Communications class. And anyway, I dont have time to do things like that. I have three A-Level exams this week so (no offence to you all) the Tube Challenge is the last thing on my mind.
Also, I NEVER use the username 'garionallen24'. I believe a username shouldnt include personal names. I did have that username on a few sites, but since last summer, due to many intrusion attempts on my email address and Bebo sites, I have used a different username. So unless someone logged in on those old accounts, or created another account, it wasnt me.

Like I said, I have three exams this week and I'm not going to waste my time on trivial matters. If I do fail, what do I say? Sorry, I was creating pages on some site? They would just walk away.

So 1) I did not do it,
2) I dont want to do it (I dont have time)
3) I hate being blamed ( no need to be sarcastic Neil!)
4) I never use that username anymore. Thank my 'friends' for that!
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Your other username isn't waveförm is it?

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