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The [Interesting Facts] are coming from INSIDE THE HOUSE

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  • PinfeldorfPinfeldorf Yeah ZestRegistered User regular
    Pinfeldorf wrote: »
    Platy wrote: »


    I checked out Scots wikipedia and this seems to be true, it's almost all written by one guy

    Wow

    Who the fuck is Scot?

    No I'm not doing a bit, seriously, who the fuck is Scot?

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  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Pinfeldorf wrote: »
    No I'm not doing a bit, seriously, who the fuck is Scot?

    Absolutely cannot tell if you're being serious but

    https://www.scotslanguage.com/
    Scots is the collective name for Scottish dialects known also as ‘Doric’, ‘Lallans’ and ‘Scotch’ or by more local names such as ‘Buchan’, ‘Dundonian’, ‘Glesca’ or ‘Shetland’.

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  • TefTef Registered User regular
    https://mothership.sg/2020/03/bishan-marina-otters-fight/ otter turf wars in Singapore!

    Local reported on the ground @Lost Salient please provide updates at your earliest convenience. @Veldrin perhaps you have some insight too?

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  • GrisloGrislo Registered User regular
    edited August 2020
    Platy wrote: »


    I checked out Scots wikipedia and this seems to be true, it's almost all written by one guy

    Wow

    This is really wild (and quite bad). And a massive problem for Wikipedia / trust in Wikipedia.

    It's crazy if you actually look at the articles by this guy. It is painfully obvious that it's nonsense.


    EDIT: in before 'Wikipedia is bad, actually'. It has lots of problems, especially the 'local' variants like this.

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  • furlionfurlion Riskbreaker Lea MondeRegistered User regular
    Grislo wrote: »
    Platy wrote: »


    I checked out Scots wikipedia and this seems to be true, it's almost all written by one guy

    Wow

    This is really wild (and quite bad). And a massive problem for Wikipedia / trust in Wikipedia.

    It's crazy if you actually look at the articles by this guy. It is painfully obvious that it's nonsense.


    EDIT: in before 'Wikipedia is bad, actually'. It has lots of problems, especially the 'local' variants like this.

    I have never understood that take. Wikipedia is one of the greatest things humans have ever done collectively.

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  • VeldrinVeldrin Sham bam bamina Registered User regular
    Tef wrote: »
    https://mothership.sg/2020/03/bishan-marina-otters-fight/ otter turf wars in Singapore!

    Local reported on the ground Lost Salient please provide updates at your earliest convenience. Veldrin perhaps you have some insight too?

    This is adorable and terrifying and I knew nothing about it until now.

  • PinfeldorfPinfeldorf Yeah ZestRegistered User regular
    tynic wrote: »
    Pinfeldorf wrote: »
    No I'm not doing a bit, seriously, who the fuck is Scot?

    Absolutely cannot tell if you're being serious but

    https://www.scotslanguage.com/
    Scots is the collective name for Scottish dialects known also as ‘Doric’, ‘Lallans’ and ‘Scotch’ or by more local names such as ‘Buchan’, ‘Dundonian’, ‘Glesca’ or ‘Shetland’.

    Thanks, I didn't know that. This knowledge may be more esoteric than you think, or I might be dumber than I thought.

    Or both.

  • Librarian's ghostLibrarian's ghost Librarian, Ghostbuster, and TimSpork Registered User regular
    furlion wrote: »
    Grislo wrote: »
    Platy wrote: »


    I checked out Scots wikipedia and this seems to be true, it's almost all written by one guy

    Wow

    This is really wild (and quite bad). And a massive problem for Wikipedia / trust in Wikipedia.

    It's crazy if you actually look at the articles by this guy. It is painfully obvious that it's nonsense.


    EDIT: in before 'Wikipedia is bad, actually'. It has lots of problems, especially the 'local' variants like this.

    I have never understood that take. Wikipedia is one of the greatest things humans have ever done collectively.

    Well that take comes from stuff like the aforementioned single teen making almost the entirety of one language's entries and them all being wrong.

    There are actual reasons why we tell people not to source it.

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  • PlatyPlaty Registered User regular
    edited August 2020
    There's also an ever-expanding problem of fringe theories and nationalist bullshit being pushed onto Wikipedia

    Platy on
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  • furlionfurlion Riskbreaker Lea MondeRegistered User regular
    furlion wrote: »
    Grislo wrote: »
    Platy wrote: »


    I checked out Scots wikipedia and this seems to be true, it's almost all written by one guy

    Wow

    This is really wild (and quite bad). And a massive problem for Wikipedia / trust in Wikipedia.

    It's crazy if you actually look at the articles by this guy. It is painfully obvious that it's nonsense.


    EDIT: in before 'Wikipedia is bad, actually'. It has lots of problems, especially the 'local' variants like this.

    I have never understood that take. Wikipedia is one of the greatest things humans have ever done collectively.

    Well that take comes from stuff like the aforementioned single teen making almost the entirety of one language's entries and them all being wrong.

    There are actual reasons why we tell people not to source it.

    I didn't mean to suggest it was perfect. But the amount of information available to anyone with an internet connection (more or less) is staggering. If you compare the Wikipedia page on damn near anything, to the average information presented by all the books and news articles it still holds up really well.

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  • Donovan PuppyfuckerDonovan Puppyfucker A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
    furlion wrote: »
    Grislo wrote: »
    Platy wrote: »


    I checked out Scots wikipedia and this seems to be true, it's almost all written by one guy

    Wow

    This is really wild (and quite bad). And a massive problem for Wikipedia / trust in Wikipedia.

    It's crazy if you actually look at the articles by this guy. It is painfully obvious that it's nonsense.


    EDIT: in before 'Wikipedia is bad, actually'. It has lots of problems, especially the 'local' variants like this.

    I have never understood that take. Wikipedia is one of the greatest things humans have ever done collectively.

    Well that take comes from stuff like the aforementioned single teen making almost the entirety of one language's entries and them all being wrong.

    There are actual reasons why we tell people not to source it.

    Yep, Wikipedia is a fucking terrible source.

    It's an excellent source aggregator, though. Any page worth a shit should have dozens if not hundreds of links to sources at the bottom of the page, and THERE'S where you find the real meat.

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  • PlatyPlaty Registered User regular
    One of the worst things I saw were pages edited by people with a rape fetish to make it appear women like being raped

    And there's not much you can do once a group has captured certain articles

  • Donovan PuppyfuckerDonovan Puppyfucker A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
    Platy wrote: »
    One of the worst things I saw were pages edited by people with a rape fetish to make it appear women like being raped

    And there's not much you can do once a group has captured certain articles

    Well, you can sabotage a page with enough deliberately bad edits it gets locked and reviewed by moderators. Usually they will review back far enough to see stuff like pro-rape arguments and revert the page to an earlier state, and re-lock it for a while.

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  • PlatyPlaty Registered User regular
    edited August 2020
    The problem with that is that these people are the moderators in some cases

    Platy on
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  • Donovan PuppyfuckerDonovan Puppyfucker A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
    Oh, ew. Gross.

  • StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    Yeah, the writer/editor demographics of Wikipedia is maybe worse skewed than the writer demographics of actual academia

    There's some deep systemic problems there

    I still like Wikipedia a bunch and use it all the time and regularly give them money to continue their existence, because I do think they are ultimately a good and useful tool for many things, but it's also flawed and that's something that readers/users should be aware of at all times

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  • PlatyPlaty Registered User regular
    edited August 2020
    Another problem area is Wikipedia editors drawing extensively upon and using material from 19th century racialist sources, some of the side articles on colonial history are also completely fucked (massacres become "celebrated actions")

    Didn't help that the standard retort back in the day was to shift responsibility back onto everyone who isn't white, male, cishet, as if there aren't established systems you have to actively struggle against

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  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    wiki's mission statement and editing structure has always been orthogonal to actual expertise, by design. I often think of it as an interesting exercise in asymmetrical warfare, rather than a knowledge compendium.

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  • Metzger MeisterMetzger Meister Registered User regular
    I asked my teacher about that when I was a kid, like fifth grade maybe, why every time Native Americans lured some cavalrymen into a box canyon and kicked their asses it's called a "massacre" but when the army rode into some village and killed everything that moved or breathed it was called a "battle" and then I wouldn't let it go and I got sent to the office.

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  • DepressperadoDepressperado I just wanted to see you laughing in the pizza rainRegistered User regular
    I asked my teacher about that when I was a kid, like fifth grade maybe, why every time Native Americans lured some cavalrymen into a box canyon and kicked their asses it's called a "massacre" but when the army rode into some village and killed everything that moved or breathed it was called a "battle" and then I wouldn't let it go and I got sent to the office.

    we would have been very good friends if we met when we were children.

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  • HobnailHobnail Registered User regular
    But as adults? Deadly enemies

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  • Indie WinterIndie Winter die Krähe Rudi Hurzlmeier (German, b. 1952)Registered User regular
    edited August 2020
    you know what? I'm going to re-link this here too, because it exposed me to taxonomic categorizations of the aesthetics of my youth, and I would consider those to be Facts that are Interesting



    I used to think I was Whimsical Mystical Gothic Celestial because in highschool I only ever wanted to be a free spirited manic pixie dream boy with the chromatic stylizations and self confidence of a nihilistic goth

    but I'm in my early thirties and I gotta face facts, I'm Frasurbane all the way

    gimme suits and brown and soft focus paintings of fruit, I wanna swim in that shit

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  • sarukunsarukun RIESLING OCEANRegistered User regular
    I gotta be honest, that all sounds just

    like

    completely exhausting.

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  • Indie WinterIndie Winter die Krähe Rudi Hurzlmeier (German, b. 1952)Registered User regular
    Frasurbane or trying to assign an 80s/90s aesthetic to your personality as you perceive it

    because I can kind of get the first, the Urbane Frasier life is not for everyone

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  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2020
    I’m always grunge corporatism. I’d like to be Zen-X because it’s soothing, but I don’t find it interesting.

    tynic on
  • sarukunsarukun RIESLING OCEANRegistered User regular
    No, like, not your particular choice, that’s fine

    It’s the matrix that is making me feel like I need to yell at a cloud or tell some ne’er-do-wells to get off my lawn.

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  • Indie WinterIndie Winter die Krähe Rudi Hurzlmeier (German, b. 1952)Registered User regular
  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Probably not coincidentally that was the aesthetic that dominated my formative teenage years.

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  • Indie WinterIndie Winter die Krähe Rudi Hurzlmeier (German, b. 1952)Registered User regular
    edited August 2020
    sarukun wrote: »
    No, like, not your particular choice, that’s fine

    It’s the matrix that is making me feel like I need to yell at a cloud or tell some ne’er-do-wells to get off my lawn.

    you're just angry at being old, sarukun

    instead you gotta embrace the fact that you're out of touch, worn out, past your prime

    consider taking up smoking a pipe as a hobby or using suspenders in everyday life

    relinquish youth to the young and learn to appreciate the immaterial value in non-consumeristic nostalgia

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  • sarukunsarukun RIESLING OCEANRegistered User regular
    The main thing keeping me from smoking a pipe is for sure mouth cancer, it’s true.

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  • Indie WinterIndie Winter die Krähe Rudi Hurzlmeier (German, b. 1952)Registered User regular
    I said to myself, if I make it to 60

    I'm taking up pipe smoking

    if I've gotta go out I'ma go out in style

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  • VeldrinVeldrin Sham bam bamina Registered User regular
    edited August 2020
    I’m definitely drifting somewhere between Grunge Corporatism and Neon Brutalism

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  • sarukunsarukun RIESLING OCEANRegistered User regular
    I plan to live forever and I seen what the surgeries for mouth cancer look like, so

    Just because nothing is permanent ain’t mean I gotta go through the rest of eternity without a lower jaw.

  • knitdanknitdan Registered User regular
    That’s all too clean and tidy for me but i like the look of Rainforest Chic

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  • KetarKetar Come on upstairs we're having a partyRegistered User regular
    If I were to pick one of those, it would probably be Neon Brutalism.

    The actual aesthetic within my home is much closer to Frasurbane than anything else though.

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  • TefTef Registered User regular
    Rainforest chic for me, definitely.

    I’d holiday in Cyber Corporate, but I wouldn’t want to, like, live there

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  • BrainleechBrainleech 機知に富んだコメントはここにあります Registered User regular

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  • Dee KaeDee Kae Registered User regular
    Rainforest Chic just looks so welcoming and plants are cool too yo

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  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    It looks like the Jurassic exhibit in a natural history museum

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