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March 24, 2009 1:56 PM   Subscribe

Watch anonymous Wikipedia edits as they happen, where they happen.
posted by Pope Guilty (43 comments total) 32 users marked this as a favorite

 
I was recently shocked to find myself in an edit war over the Enema article of all things with an enema fetishist.
posted by dunkadunc at 2:00 PM on March 24, 2009 [5 favorites]


Was the war explosive in nature?
posted by jester69 at 2:07 PM on March 24, 2009 [5 favorites]


That's a shitty situation to find yourself in.
posted by dersins at 2:09 PM on March 24, 2009 [7 favorites]


I was recently shocked to find myself in an edit war over the Enema article of all things with an enema fetishist.

Oh, these are too good not to share.
posted by The White Hat at 2:10 PM on March 24, 2009


This is a neat idea. After seeing the markers pop up in discrete events I was hopeful that it was doing something slick like a persistent connection (progressive rendering) to get the data in real time, but after analyzing it a little it uses boring old polling every five minutes or so (e.g.) and then it just spaces out the events in between the polls. So that's what is meant by "(almost)" in the title, I suppose.
posted by Rhomboid at 2:11 PM on March 24, 2009


Neat little utility. So far haven't caught any blatant troll edits, but I'll post back here if I do.
posted by Inspector.Gadget at 2:14 PM on March 24, 2009


Someone appears to be adding the words "boner" and "sperm" to random pages. What a strange hobby.
posted by mudpuppie at 2:15 PM on March 24, 2009 [2 favorites]


I'm reminded of ikkyu2's essay on random dumb Wikipedia editors.
posted by Burhanistan at 2:15 PM on March 24, 2009 [4 favorites]


Oh, these are too good not to share.

"The fact that you claim to be an active member of the enema community does not give you the wherewithal to ignore the policies of Wikipedia and make changes and statements without references."

How does one even qualify that distinction? Typing away furiously with two liters of isotonic fluid up your ass?
posted by Inspector.Gadget at 2:16 PM on March 24, 2009 [1 favorite]


I just caught an edit to the Metafilter wikipage. Haw!
posted by BoatMeme at 2:22 PM on March 24, 2009


It really is incredible how almost all the changes are pop-culture related. Scary how it seems all we know and really care about are tv, movies, and Disney.
posted by damn dirty ape at 2:23 PM on March 24, 2009 [1 favorite]


Yes - that was fun BoatMeme! I reversed it!
posted by Pants! at 2:23 PM on March 24, 2009


[[January 26]] - Brisbane, [[Australia]] swelters through its hottest day ever, 43.2 degrees Celsius (109.76 Fahrenheit).

changed to:

[January 26]] - Brisbane, [[Australia]] swelters through its hottest BONER day ever, 43.2 degrees Celsius (109.76 Fahrenheit).

i love this.
posted by ElmerFishpaw at 2:24 PM on March 24, 2009


EVE Online. Wikipedia. Facebook. World of Warcraft. Twitter. Team Fortress 2. Youtube. Metafilter. Digg.

Oh wonderous internet, what magical time wasting tool will you grant us next?
posted by cavalier at 2:25 PM on March 24, 2009 [2 favorites]


One hundred pounds of awesome.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 2:35 PM on March 24, 2009


I was recently shocked to find myself in an edit war over the Enema article of all things with an enema fetishist.

Admittedly late to the game, but was it a shooting war?
posted by lattiboy at 2:40 PM on March 24, 2009


> I was recently shocked to find myself in an edit war

I'm sure it was just one of those things where people didn't bother expressing themselves properly for a long time, so pressure increased to the point where there was nothing to do but let it all out and clean up the mess afterwards. As long as nobody was hurt.
posted by ardgedee at 2:47 PM on March 24, 2009 [2 favorites]


This is one of those threads that I kind of suspected would turn out awesome judged solely by the front page text.
posted by JHarris at 2:52 PM on March 24, 2009


Someone just added this line to "North America:" north america has nice soft grass

Man, people are weird.
posted by Skot at 3:10 PM on March 24, 2009 [9 favorites]


I was hoping this would look like an MRI scan of the singularity coalescing across the world......and it looks like the singularity is very bad at grammar and punctuation.
posted by doobiedoo at 3:10 PM on March 24, 2009


I was recently shocked to find myself in an edit war over the Enema article of all things with an enema fetishist.

It takes two to have an enema fight. I'm guessing.
posted by longsleeves at 3:13 PM on March 24, 2009


It takes two to have an enema fight.

You'd be amazed with the possibilities of suitable tubing and pressure.
posted by filthy light thief at 3:24 PM on March 24, 2009


Was your battle with A Dane?

Why? Slightly amusing, but dumb. And just pointless. Also dumb, but oddly topical.

This just makes me think that intelligent editors of Wikipedia have a mountain of work, as the world of bored people add their two bits into conversations that don't need any additional comments.
posted by filthy light thief at 3:33 PM on March 24, 2009


And, as the thread devolved towards ongoing references to tubgirl, the cycle was complete.
posted by 5MeoCMP at 3:36 PM on March 24, 2009


Oh, semantics.
posted by punchdrunkhistory at 3:40 PM on March 24, 2009 [1 favorite]


Surprisingly high percentage of vandalization...
posted by glider at 3:48 PM on March 24, 2009


Tell me, boys and girls, what it is about the Great Stink that makes you want to pick on Tommy and Tamara and Bessie?
posted by twoleftfeet at 3:50 PM on March 24, 2009


Somewhere in Lexington, United States, a 12-year-old is feeling alive.
posted by Navelgazer at 4:13 PM on March 24, 2009 [3 favorites]


This is so cool. Thanks!
posted by DiscourseMarker at 4:18 PM on March 24, 2009


I had actually envisioned more a browser segregated into smaller windows with real time text-changes of various articles that are being edited, kind of like that Paul Graham post about him writing an essay (with real-time edits etc), but I can see why the infrastructure for Wikipedia might make that impossible to extract.

This is pretty cool, too.
posted by Phire at 4:21 PM on March 24, 2009


As screamingly awesome as that idea is, Wikipedia's editing input is done entirely client side, like pretty much every other website.
posted by Pope Guilty at 4:29 PM on March 24, 2009


Every other edit is from Miinneapolis. Get out of your homes, folks.
posted by Zambrano at 4:35 PM on March 24, 2009


Oh, man, I kind of have to admire the 'babies' for 'bread' edits in the breadcrumb article.

I once got into an edit war on a little-known modern Christian philosopher's article. First off, I don't know how I ended up there in the first place. But man, some guy really had it out for him.
posted by cobaltnine at 4:40 PM on March 24, 2009


"Sherman's March to the Sea" from Athens GA. Nice!
posted by IndigoJones at 5:07 PM on March 24, 2009


k-i-s-s-i-n-g!
posted by longsleeves at 5:43 PM on March 24, 2009


There was some fun vandalism on the Bazooka article:
Usage By Bears
The Cirque du Soleil recently commissioned the Bears de Bazooka show featuring three trained bears with bazookas. The bazookas were mounted to the backs of the bears using a controversial surgical technique. The climax of the show features two bears firing rocks into a large barrel of halibut. The Rain of the Fish (as it is called) requires audience members in the first seven rows to sign a release form. The release form waves all rights to dry cleaning bills cause by fish chum.
posted by 0xFCAF at 5:57 PM on March 24, 2009 [4 favorites]


i was looking for something that could replace metafilter
posted by parmanparman at 6:05 PM on March 24, 2009


What about WWII?

ANAL SEXZZZZ IS YUMMEHHH! =D

ILOVEYOHBUMBUM! <3
posted by paisley henosis at 9:01 PM on March 24, 2009


This was the first edit that came up for me.
posted by roll truck roll at 8:31 AM on March 25, 2009


I never even thought about the possibility of making s'mores with waffles!
posted by spinturtle at 10:24 AM on March 25, 2009


Also, you might know this, but WikiRage will show you the top 30 Most Edited Pages of the day on Wikipedia.
posted by mattbucher at 10:34 AM on March 25, 2009


Skimming through tonight's wikivandalism:

Huh?
Why?
Actually kind of funny (The pre-revert version, I mean)
Pure perfect juvenile zen
posted by Navelgazer at 4:02 PM on March 25, 2009 [1 favorite]


A few more head-scratchers
posted by Navelgazer at 4:12 PM on March 25, 2009


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