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    i'm going to post screenshots of things from wikipedia pages that i find funny, or interesting.

    the captions to photos often seem funny to me.

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    #2
    If that doesn't trigger some existential thought what will!?!

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      #3
      And the game is that we have to figure out what wikipedia entry the picture is from?

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        #4
        Most wiki stuff can be edited by others. So it doesn't really make it a good thing for info.

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          #5
          I never trust Wikipedia after I noticed it says Kuljeet Randhawa was born Jan 29. Where everywhere else says her birthday was Jan 1. Someone isn't telling the truth.

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            Subspecies versicolor

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              #7
              Originally posted by Incense lover View Post
              Most wiki stuff can be edited by others. So it doesn't really make it a good thing for info.
              It gets continual checks and reviews as well. Wikipedia is very good for initial info, but if its important or needs to get verified you use better sources. It's a superb place to start a quest for knowledge

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              • Din Djarin
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                Basically the same with most places you get info from on the internet :P

              • Sooz
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                Yes but everyone can change your info on there

              #8
              Originally posted by Din Djarin View Post

              It gets continual checks and reviews as well. Wikipedia is very good for initial info, but if its important or needs to get verified you use better sources. It's a superb place to start a quest for knowledge
              A true meeting of the minds??

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              • Din Djarin
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                Says the person who insists on misinterpreting every point i make :P

              • Mustard Tiger
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                Rarely you make a point creeper,usually you waffle on about your own opinion without actually making a point. It's painful to read.

              #9
              I'm ready to snooze my great friends, we can pick up where we left off tomorrow ?? I'm sure I'll have to answer many comments from the creeper and Priscilla and maybe a few more??

              Can't wait. ?

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              • Jessica
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                but please. can we not have this in every thread. "a true meeting of minds thumbs up"
                not really necessary. not breaking a rule.. but not necessary. you have plenty of Pit threads to make digs at Asmo.
                let's not bring that energy into every thread. it starts to look selfish.
                in return for getting a pretty free reign on the free speech front, it seems not much to ask for you to respect non-Pit threads as being non-Pit threads.

              #10
              Originally posted by Undies View Post
              And the game is that we have to figure out what wikipedia entry the picture is from?
              yes! i like it

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              • Jessica
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                although unless i post them right away i'll probably forget

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                #12
                Originally posted by Jessica View Post
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                Jessica Beautiful art. I don't trust Wiki - they are always after my money. But who is not?...haha.

                P.S. I've been an introvert from day one. And damn proud of it...
                Last edited by PacificDude; 02-27-2021, 02:07 PM.

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                  #13
                  Why would that mean you don't trust them? I've had a few discussions about whether they actually need the money or not.. I donate the $2 most years. Whether they need it or not, I believe in the concept. Wikipedia is the first place I go for basic information on most things.. A few dollars a year is nothing. So many websites pay for themselves with advertising. I hate advertising a lot more than I hate being asked for $2, which I can always refuse to give and keep using the site anyway : )

                  The concept is how I think humans should behave. All co-creating things. If you can't help write it, help pay for it. Some people help write it. Of course there are flaws but I find it weird when people focus on those, and dismiss the whole of Wikipedia because it isn't 100% infallible.

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                    #14
                    I wrote a paragraph on the MDMA wikipedia entry years ago that's still on there.

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                    • Audiogen
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                      It's got a citation, so it's not all my words. It's actually got a couple citations but one of them must have been put there by someone else and I don't think they intended to put it there. lol

                    • Jessica
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                      is it in the part about Shulgin's research? otherwise i give up

                    • Audiogen
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                      This part:

                      Recreational
                      MDMA is often considered the drug of choice within the rave culture and is also used at clubs, festivals, and house parties.[10] In the rave environment, the sensory effects of music and lighting are often highly synergistic with the drug. The psychedelic amphetamine quality of MDMA offers multiple appealing aspects to users in the rave setting. Some users enjoy the feeling of mass communion from the inhibition-reducing effects of the drug, while others use it as party fuel because of the drug's stimulatory effects.[32]

                      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MDMA#Recreational


                      ...I don't know where that first citation came from but I really enjoyed the book I cited that ends the paragraph. It was written by an author who is a music journalist from your country named Simon Reynolds.

                    #15
                    Originally posted by Jessica View Post
                    Why would that mean you don't trust them? I've had a few discussions about whether they actually need the money or not.. I donate the $2 most years. Whether they need it or not, I believe in the concept. Wikipedia is the first place I go for basic information on most things.. A few dollars a year is nothing. So many websites pay for themselves with advertising. I hate advertising a lot more than I hate being asked for $2, which I can always refuse to give and keep using the site anyway : )

                    The concept is how I think humans should behave. All co-creating things. If you can't help write it, help pay for it. Some people help write it. Of course there are flaws but I find it weird when people focus on those, and dismiss the whole of Wikipedia because it isn't 100% infallible.
                    Jessica Nobody ever gets my sarcasm. I gladly give as much money as I can to Wiki, and they speak the truth in ways most social media only pretends to do. I see them as the voice of the people. Real people. And I support that with heart and money big time :-)

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                    • Jessica
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                      yep misread the tone there, my mistake : )

                    • PacificDude
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                      Jessica We all are mistakes in this silly little world ;-)
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