Cleaning up Wiki info on India

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  1. trackwhack

    trackwhack Tihar Jail Banned

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    Is it possible to form a core group of DFI members tasked with the responsibility of cleaning up nonsense on Wiki info pertaining to India. This is an example.

    Agni-VI - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    It is embarrassing to say the least. Maybe we can have a thread where we post up nonsense found on wiki and a core team corrects it.
     
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  3. Oracle

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    no.

    No.

    No.
     
  4. EzioAltaïr

    EzioAltaïr Regular Member

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    I'm already part of the group of Wikipedians who are cleaning up all India-related articles.

    You have a wiki account?
     
  5. The Messiah

    The Messiah Bow Before Me! Elite Member

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    I nominate civ, pmaitra, nrj, lb and trackwhack as core team
     
  6. Oracle

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    I like trackwhack's idea. But buddy, time nahin hai yaar.
     
  7. Nagraj

    Nagraj Regular Member

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    Well if users are interested they can do their on own.
    and i don't think management of DFI will have any issues if u use this platform to raise awareness / create interest.
     
  8. trackwhack

    trackwhack Tihar Jail Banned

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    This is the kind of nonsense you come across when interested people do it on their own
     
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  9. EzioAltaïr

    EzioAltaïr Regular Member

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    The nonsense comes when the interested users are busy, and some anonymous ip adds stuff to articles. High traffic articles would be in far better shape.
     
  10. LurkerBaba

    LurkerBaba Staff Administrator

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    Wikipedia is highly political. Sure you can anonymously edit articles, but unless you're an admin you have little influence
     
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  11. EzioAltaïr

    EzioAltaïr Regular Member

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    Actually you can edit it freely regardless of your influence, as long as:

    1. Edit makes sense.
    2. If it is something that makes sense but can be debated, you can add it as long as a source is added at the end of the statement/in your edit summary.

    The problem with Wikipedia is that it has 4 million articles, and the sensible editors keep track of only important pages, so the pages of lesser importance decay. I personally fixed one page about an operation. It was a low-importance page, so no one had taken care of it. First paragraph gave some info about the operation sourcelessly, the second paragraph said, "above info is incorrect, visit vayu sena tripod for real info. :lol:
     
  12. pmaitra

    pmaitra Moderator Moderator

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    Are you sure you want to nominate me? :troll:

    The quote talks about ICBMs, and you know me, unless Agni-VI is tested for an ICBM range, I ain't calling it an ICBM.


    And we had disagreed earlier on whether to call that Agni-V a ICBM, remember? :eyebrows:


     
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  13. Snuggy321

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  14. The Messiah

    The Messiah Bow Before Me! Elite Member

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    Well you wont be touching that particular wiki page regarding agni 5 then :)
     
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  15. sesha_maruthi27

    sesha_maruthi27 Senior Member Senior Member

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    BY the way which idiot put that info on wiki.... We must find him and garland him and out him inside agni-6 and fire him to pakistan............
     

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