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79 Responses to Student Makes Program to Track Wikipedia Editers

  1. Profile photo of LaChica
    LaChica Female 18-29
    1596 posts
    August 22, 2007 at 1:12 am
    Link: Student Makes Program to Track Wikipedia Editers - Edited by companies and governments.
  2. Profile photo of Jesus_Wey
    Jesus_Wey Male 18-29
    238 posts
    August 22, 2007 at 2:25 am
    stupid. this is obviously fake. i dont trust these websites. let me look up wikipedia =P
  3. Profile photo of Fox4Brawl
    Fox4Brawl Male 13-17
    233 posts
    August 22, 2007 at 2:26 am
    wow, thats actually really terrible. look at the world. look at how everyone manipulates all information on rivals, of the world, politics, buisnesses, how much of it is truth? how much is a lie? and goverments too... How much has been changed? and it can`t just be wikipedia, who says they aren`t corrupting the truth on news channels, in the newspapers, on their own sites?

    I feel, somewhat violated at learning this.

    Your governments do lie to you

    9-11 may be much more then you think.

    I feel like saying "Welcome to the Real World"
    but how much exactly is real?

  4. Profile photo of beternal
    beternal Male 18-29
    2589 posts
    August 22, 2007 at 2:32 am
    You mean MSN Search ISN`T a rival for google?! I feel so cheated!!!
  5. Profile photo of Kaizer250
    Kaizer250 Male 18-29
    777 posts
    August 22, 2007 at 2:41 am
    At least this teaches us to not believe everything we read.
  6. Profile photo of MapleFr3ak
    MapleFr3ak Male 13-17
    629 posts
    August 22, 2007 at 2:45 am
    This sounds way too coincidental to be true.
  7. Profile photo of iChris
    iChris Male 13-17
    73 posts
    August 22, 2007 at 2:54 am
    i just saw this on the colbert report tonight!
  8. Profile photo of thisidrocks
    thisidrocks Male 13-17
    162 posts
    August 22, 2007 at 3:04 am
    what people are just now realizing that wikipedia is not in fact a reliable source of information? i mean you can edit it. what more evidence do you need? you think corporations are gonna edit theyre own articles to tell the truth about everything they do? right.
  9. Profile photo of muckseen
    muckseen Female 18-29
    137 posts
    August 22, 2007 at 3:13 am
    I also heard of a case of a Sociology professor putting deliberate mistakes in Wiki Sociology articles to catch out any students who copy-paste their assignments from there. Smart woman, her.

    Also, poster linked to a Maltese site! YAY MALTA!

  10. Profile photo of derangedingo
    derangedingo Male 13-17
    810 posts
    August 22, 2007 at 3:28 am
    Editor*****************************
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    chikoori Female 18-29
    1011 posts
    August 22, 2007 at 3:32 am
    Hahahha, I love it.
  12. Profile photo of derangedingo
    derangedingo Male 13-17
    810 posts
    August 22, 2007 at 3:34 am
    sorry for the double post.

    i read the page.. and it..
    i dunno. doesn`t seem legit

    i wanna see the source code.
    because, how can something like "US Republican Party" be there? that`s a... really, really, unspecific branding of a large portion of the united states population. I dunno if the party has a headquarters or something, but what about edits done from houses?

    and what about proxy servers?
    i still wanna see the source code.

  13. Profile photo of yo-i-am-luke
    yo-i-am-luke Male 18-29
    626 posts
    August 22, 2007 at 4:25 am
    People all jump to the goverment whenever something like this happens B-| I think south park had it right when really they only way they control people is by making them think control everything. Keep puplic in fear of them = control = terrorisum at its finest.
    There was alot of bisness things covered up incase you didn`t notice, not just goverment stuff!
  14. Profile photo of PimpMan420
    PimpMan420 Male 18-29
    181 posts
    August 22, 2007 at 4:34 am
    Don`t trust anything you read on the internet, including this.
  15. Profile photo of AtomicMuffin
    AtomicMuffin Male 13-17
    699 posts
    August 22, 2007 at 4:35 am
    How do they have the IP adresses for all these corporations and governments? And they give such a wide range of who it could be that it makes me feel like it`s not true.
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    PimpMan420 Male 18-29
    181 posts
    August 22, 2007 at 4:35 am
    I meant my post, not the article :D
  17. Profile photo of urbanlegend
    urbanlegend Male 18-29
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    August 22, 2007 at 4:46 am
    saw this on colbert
  18. Profile photo of cambriaseyes
    cambriaseyes Female 18-29
    338 posts
    August 22, 2007 at 4:54 am
    Derangedingo, the Republican Party (and the Democrat Party) actually is very organized. They have a party chairman, headquarters, and a national convention every year. I think they`re capable of editing a wikipedia article.
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    prodotto Male 18-29
    189 posts
    August 22, 2007 at 6:52 am
    Interesting. The guy even offers people to test his WikiScanner through his website: http://wikiscanner.virgil.gr/
  20. Profile photo of R_U_Kidding
    R_U_Kidding Male 18-29
    4246 posts
    August 22, 2007 at 6:55 am
    Not a fake, here`s the website. Apparently one can scan for all sorts of criteria; an impressive feat.

    Also, what `negative comments` could there be for Amnesty International??!!? Like, what the hell?? )-| THAT`S what seems fake to me.

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    R_U_Kidding Male 18-29
    4246 posts
    August 22, 2007 at 6:59 am
    Aw brutal, prodotto beat me to it. :-(
  22. Profile photo of HoofFoot
    HoofFoot Female 18-29
    44 posts
    August 22, 2007 at 7:23 am
    A goor rule of the thumb: Use common sense. Don`t trust what you read, be it on the internet or in a book. Before books are published, who knows what gets changed.
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    IkeRay Male 18-29
    2704 posts
    August 22, 2007 at 8:34 am
    "- Boeing edits from “Boeing is a leading American aircraft and aerospace manufacturer” to “Boeing is the leading American aircraft and aerospace manufacturer”"

    i dont see whats wrong with that if they have the facts to back it up...

  24. Profile photo of TomSFox
    TomSFox Male 18-29
    732 posts
    August 22, 2007 at 8:53 am
    You know, most people forget some things:
    Just because someone changes a Wikipedia article, it doesn`t mean it becomes wrong.
    If what they write is true, then it`s okay.
    That`s the whole point of Wikipedia, you know.
    And another thing Wikipedia-is-not-reliable ignorants don`t want to know is, just because you can edit the articles, it doesn`t mean noone checks them.
    Wikipedia actually has strict rules.
    You have to cite sources, for example.
    And if an article doesn`t meet the standards, it gets marked, edited or deleted.
    And lastly, there are articles, that can NOT be edited by anyone!
  25. Profile photo of FaeDaemon
    FaeDaemon Male 13-17
    41 posts
    August 22, 2007 at 9:22 am
    TomSFox - The point isn`t that wikipedia isn`t accurate (we all -should- know that by now) The point is the extent to which corperations and governments manipulate the data we see.
    Deleting whole paragraphs of critism is not writing anything true, its just a quick cover.
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    twizzler01 Female 18-29
    552 posts
    August 22, 2007 at 9:46 am
    "UN address calls journalist Oriana Fallaci a racist ‘prostitute’"

    XD

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    twizzler01 Female 18-29
    552 posts
    August 22, 2007 at 9:46 am
    Too bad I have no idea who she is.. still funny

    Sorry about the double post.

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    Siaba9 Male 13-17
    42 posts
    August 22, 2007 at 10:05 am
    LOL!
  29. Profile photo of emzie322
    emzie322 Female 13-17
    84 posts
    August 22, 2007 at 11:23 am
    This reminds me of George Orwell`s 1984. They edit all the stuff they don`t want people to know out of news articles and stuff.
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    emzie322 Female 13-17
    84 posts
    August 22, 2007 at 11:44 am
    This reminds me of George Orwell`s 1984. They edit all the stuff they don`t want people to know out of news articles and stuff.
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    manditaaknfv Female 18-29
    288 posts
    August 22, 2007 at 11:46 am
    stupid.
  32. Profile photo of LuckyToast
    LuckyToast Female 13-17
    27 posts
    August 22, 2007 at 12:32 pm
    Hahaa
  33. Profile photo of cookii
    cookii Female 18-29
    1299 posts
    August 22, 2007 at 12:48 pm
    BBC changes Blair`s drink from coffee to vodka and his workout from the gym to the bedroom. Someone from the BBC also changes Bush’s page, changing the name from ”George Walker Bush” to “George Wan*** Bush”

    hahahaha

  34. Profile photo of catbarf
    catbarf Male 18-29
    1455 posts
    August 22, 2007 at 12:50 pm
    TomSFox, one of the lead editors on Wikipedia was recently found to have been lying for years and making changes that were untrue. When wikipedia found out, they did nothing. He`s still editing away.
  35. Profile photo of bigfatpig
    bigfatpig Male 18-29
    352 posts
    August 22, 2007 at 12:52 pm
    WELL WHAT DID YOU EXPECT?, IT`S CALLED PR. JEEZ, WHATS SO INTERESTING ABOUT THAT? BORINGGGGGGG
  36. Profile photo of Rock_On37
    Rock_On37 Female 13-17
    263 posts
    August 22, 2007 at 1:06 pm
    Haha The Colbert Report just covered this last night.

    It`s a corporations world!

  37. Profile photo of Hellknight10
    Hellknight10 Male 18-29
    334 posts
    August 22, 2007 at 1:09 pm
    - BBC changes Blair`s drink from coffee to vodka and his workout from the gym to the bedroom. Someone from the BBC also changes Bush’s page, changing the name from ”George Walker Bush” to “George Wan*** Bush”

    Rofl XD

  38. Profile photo of atlacatl
    atlacatl Male 18-29
    342 posts
    August 22, 2007 at 1:19 pm
    i guess not one of these organizations or people editing the articles know about anonymous proxies? i recommend for them to use tor.
  39. Profile photo of Upaut
    Upaut Male 18-29
    64 posts
    August 22, 2007 at 1:19 pm
    You think political and corporations are the only "victims" here? Try the gaming world:

    An IP address owned by the Entertainment Software Association had tweaked the entry for mod chips, as well as Abandonware site Home of the Underdogs. The mod chip edit truncated a section describing the legality of mod chips in the US as "ambiguous," instead flatly stating that they are illegal because of the Digital Millenium Copyright Act. The omitted text also mentioned the creation of mod chips that would allow users to play legally purchased imported games, but still prevent the use of pirated, burned game discs. In the Home of the Underdogs entry`s case, a reference to the site`s "illustrious career" was simply changed to read "illegal career."

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    amonstrosity Female 18-29
    93 posts
    August 22, 2007 at 1:47 pm
    I`m so glad we have people like this guy in the world. it gives me just a little hope. :)

    george wanker bush

  41. Profile photo of caboose117
    caboose117 Male 13-17
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    August 22, 2007 at 1:53 pm
    ugh. the human race, at its finest, on wikipedia. haven`t we learned that wikipedia is not 100% reliable?
  42. Profile photo of reVolverr
    reVolverr Male 18-29
    2 posts
    August 22, 2007 at 2:04 pm
    wow, this is exactly like 1984, when the main character Smith has to edit out all of the wrong and false statements that Big Brother made in the newspapers and make them appear right so later generations think that they are perfect...this world is drated up
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    deaf_woman Male 30-39
    2720 posts
    August 22, 2007 at 2:13 pm
    - MSN Search is “a major competitor to Google”. That’s what MSN added to their page.

    Now THATS comedy.

  44. Profile photo of Snufkin
    Snufkin Male 18-29
    125 posts
    August 22, 2007 at 2:21 pm
    "Scientology removes criticism and negatives article from Scientology page"

    Wait, what? Scientology has its own IP address now? I suppose it has an email address, too....

  45. Profile photo of AlucardZero
    AlucardZero Male 13-17
    19 posts
    August 22, 2007 at 2:29 pm
    I blame money.
  46. Profile photo of thecranberry
    thecranberry Male 18-29
    731 posts
    August 22, 2007 at 2:34 pm
    Ayn Rand would castrate you for that statement.
  47. Profile photo of kenny_f
    kenny_f Male 13-17
    1825 posts
    August 22, 2007 at 3:15 pm
    wow, corporations controlling some kind of democracy? no way!
  48. Profile photo of violingirl77
    violingirl77 Female 13-17
    1426 posts
    August 22, 2007 at 3:31 pm
    That`s really sad.
  49. Profile photo of Oks
    Oks Male 18-29
    189 posts
    August 22, 2007 at 3:57 pm
    "- Portuguese government removes entries about Prime Minister’s scandals"

    This was all over the news here :\

  50. Profile photo of Foob
    Foob Male 40-49
    382 posts
    August 22, 2007 at 4:16 pm
    Kaizer: At least this teaches us to not believe everything we read.

    We have a word for this in my language, we`re taught this in basic school. It means "Being critical of the source material" I.E. question the source, who wrote it, who ruled at the time, who was in office, what was the socio-political situation at the time, why was it written etc. etc.
    This is basic school material.

  51. Profile photo of Fox4Brawl
    Fox4Brawl Male 13-17
    233 posts
    August 22, 2007 at 4:48 pm
    it really irritates me that some people aren`t find this serious. So you don`t know certain things have their own IP address, does that mean they don`t? You don`t realize your being lied to, plain and simple. Lies are lies, and smaller lies just lead to bigger lies, and your just ignorant not to believe it.

    this is the real world. true, you will be lied to at any rate. some say its for our own good, but does our own good really matter when we have no choice? this isn`t a laughing matter, this isn`t some joke thing, or some little thing that`ll blow over, this is something serious.

    I`m usually very open on things, religion? no big deal, even people who think bush is a good human being, alright fine. you have your reasons, im not in existance to argue with you over whether i think your right or wrong. But this isn`t something you can argue. Being lied to is not ok, in any way shape or form, and when its the government lying, we have a serious problem.

    Just think about it.

  52. Profile photo of bigfatpig
    bigfatpig Male 18-29
    352 posts
    August 22, 2007 at 6:45 pm
    ^^^^^^ Pub bore.
  53. Profile photo of spongamabob
    spongamabob Female 18-29
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    August 22, 2007 at 7:21 pm
    for some reason i wanna believe this is fake.
    but i dunno. hmmm. maybe if i saw it on a more reputable news site then i would.
  54. Profile photo of pwn112
    pwn112 Male 13-17
    39 posts
    August 22, 2007 at 8:23 pm
    Something like could change the world. It could prevent deaths or it could cause companies to go bankrupt.
  55. Profile photo of sertrbl
    sertrbl Male 18-29
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    August 22, 2007 at 10:05 pm
    "FBI edits Guantanamo Bay, removing numerous pictures"
    thats right, cause the FBI uses one IP address, and it can be tracked by some kids summer project.
    BS.
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    someone? Male 13-17
    1371 posts
    August 22, 2007 at 11:49 pm
    guys this is fake you are dumb
  57. Profile photo of jjcruiser13
    jjcruiser13 Female 18-29
    706 posts
    August 23, 2007 at 12:16 am
    Even if this kid`s scanner is fake- I don`t doubt that companies and the govt. would do stuff like this.
  58. Profile photo of ADRUNKHOBO
    ADRUNKHOBO Male 18-29
    295 posts
    August 23, 2007 at 12:45 am
    I love wikepedia
  59. Profile photo of Alcippe
    Alcippe Female 13-17
    130 posts
    August 23, 2007 at 3:54 am
    but wikipedia already tracks changes somone makes. i learned this when i edited a bunch of pages and then went back the next day and checked the history, it let you see the difference between two edits (like what line was fixed) so i figured out who edited out my edits through it. i think it had the I.P. or username of the editor too.
  60. Profile photo of Chuk15
    Chuk15 Male 13-17
    19 posts
    August 23, 2007 at 4:17 am
    Wow I knew the companies did something that, thx for the confirmation!
  61. Profile photo of TomSFox
    TomSFox Male 18-29
    732 posts
    August 23, 2007 at 10:28 am
    Well, in order to quote Homer Simpson:
    You need to people for lying: One to lie and one to listen.
  62. Profile photo of shizzamX
    shizzamX Female 18-29
    2695 posts
    August 23, 2007 at 1:08 pm
    lawl
  63. Profile photo of Pikachu42
    Pikachu42 Female 18-29
    1492 posts
    August 23, 2007 at 1:24 pm
    LOL!!! that`s what they get
  64. Profile photo of Aqausixio
    Aqausixio Female 18-29
    1397 posts
    August 23, 2007 at 4:34 pm
    I am hurt and confused, you mean to tell me that...People in power lied?
    To the public?
    Through a public resource?
    my poor sense of reality has been shattered.
  65. Profile photo of geek_nimrod
    geek_nimrod Female 18-29
    371 posts
    August 23, 2007 at 7:16 pm
    AWESOME. This is a cool invention.
  66. Profile photo of SilverThread
    SilverThread Male 30-39
    3431 posts
    August 23, 2007 at 10:29 pm
    Oh...wait, you mean if everyone has access to information then unscrupulous pooheads will attempt to manipulate it in their favor?! Just when I thought the internet was safe.
  67. Profile photo of poke321
    poke321 Male 13-17
    447 posts
    August 24, 2007 at 12:08 am
    yes! now wiki is now more reliable
  68. Profile photo of idiotkiller
    idiotkiller Male 13-17
    162 posts
    August 24, 2007 at 2:12 am
    wow, thats actually really terrible. look at the world. look at how everyone manipulates all information on rivals, of the world, politics, buisnesses, how much of it is truth? how much is a lie? and goverments too... How much has been changed? and it can`t just be wikipedia, who says they aren`t corrupting the truth on news channels, in the newspapers, on their own sites?
    I feel, somewhat violated at learning this.

    Your governments do lie to you

    9-11 may be much more then you think.

    I feel like saying "Welcome to the Real World"
    but how much exactly is real?
    ____________________________________
    oh, you conspirators are so cute. Don`t put so much thought into this, Wikipedia is not the best reference to the entire media. not everyone lies to you, and as strange as it sounds, the government may not be evil after all. Maybe Rich people aren`t keeping people down to boost their profits. You should be happy that you live in a country that doesn`t have you kill

  69. Profile photo of idiotkiller
    idiotkiller Male 13-17
    162 posts
    August 24, 2007 at 2:25 am
    ed or arrested for saying stiff like this.

    this really is a tough break that people are lying, but like the paranoid one said, that`s reality. people lie, and cover stuff up, and cheat, and the only thing you can do about it is form your opinion based on SEVERAL sources you can trust, and not some online bulletin board like wikipedia. in my opinion, wikipedia is to public, but hey, too bad, it`s a person`s right to make websites like these, and you don`t have to listen to them if you don`t want.don`t assume that just because a certain ebsite turns out to be filled with fraud that everyone is out to get you.you may call me ignorant, and I`ll call you paranoid,it`s our right to say what we want. But if you need some conformation that the government wants us all dead, here`s a thought. If they wanted us dead, they wouldn`t have to do anything.In fact by hanging back and doing nothing, we would just fall apart. It`s the evil plotting government that keeps the country together.

  70. Profile photo of wtfstoner55
    wtfstoner55 Male 13-17
    167 posts
    August 24, 2007 at 7:37 am
    People working for John Howard (Prime Minister of Australia) have been caught editing Wikipedia. But no one really cares, because on the same day it was released, it was also reported that there are Kevin Rudd (Leader of the Opposition in this Election Year) look a like competitions in strip bars. So all is well and good.
  71. Profile photo of shiggin
    shiggin Female 13-17
    1470 posts
    August 24, 2007 at 10:53 am
    Wikipedia is a shat site anyways, never liked it.
  72. Profile photo of Aqausixio
    Aqausixio Female 18-29
    1397 posts
    August 24, 2007 at 9:56 pm
    Okay idiotkiller lets not get carried away...it`s just wikipedia.
  73. Profile photo of Spiffy17
    Spiffy17 Male 13-17
    127 posts
    August 25, 2007 at 2:03 am
    I`m not going to entirely be confident in what this says...

    Some of those are actually quite disturbing...especially about the government and all of that :/

    Also, many users like to add trash to Wikipedia, the companies may see it and be like "That..never happened" and no one else would know the truth except the company so the company had the right to remove anything wrong. Right?

    I`m sure that`s what happened most of the time.

  74. Profile photo of kribbe
    kribbe Male 18-29
    2006 posts
    August 25, 2007 at 3:55 am
    damnit
  75. Profile photo of Fox4Brawl
    Fox4Brawl Male 13-17
    233 posts
    August 26, 2007 at 7:17 am
    If they wanted us dead, they wouldn`t have to do anything.In fact by hanging back and doing nothing, we would just fall apart. It`s the evil plotting government that keeps the country together.
    _________________________________________________

    yeah and maybe everything is a giant coincidence, maybe everything isn`t a lie, maybe everything this and maybe everything that.

    the world doesn`t run on maybes. They run on do`s and don`ts. Now i wasn`t saying ZOMG TEH GOVERNMENTORZ HEV LEID TO US AGAINZ!! OH NOESZZZ!

    no, i was simply stating even more evidence that the government could be lying to us, which would always relate back to 9-11.

  76. Profile photo of modernbenoni
    modernbenoni Male 70 & Over
    1114 posts
    August 26, 2007 at 5:03 pm
    BBC changes Blair`s drink from coffee to vodka and his workout from the gym to the bedroom. Someone from the BBC also changes Bush’s page, changing the name from ”George Walker Bush” to “George Wan*** Bush”


    rofl...

  77. Profile photo of WMDs-R-Bad
    WMDs-R-Bad Male 13-17
    46 posts
    August 27, 2007 at 3:09 pm
    Someone at Reuters calls Bush “a mass murderer”
    Oh.... That was a lie?!?!?!?!?!?!!?!

    Someone from the BBC also changes Bush’s page, changing the name from ”George Walker Bush” to “George Wan*** Bush”
    Z0mg! I thought it was Wanker!

    Some people I mean really! Bush now went up 3000 notches in my book! He is now at -513. Michael Jackson is still 3.

  78. Profile photo of Scythe246
    Scythe246 Male 13-17
    191 posts
    July 20, 2008 at 1:57 am
    Bwahaha now those frickin BASTARDS vandalizing wikipedia will now get their lunges gorged out and they will be horribly raped as dey scream "BLOODEY MURDER!!!11"
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    trashcan7 Male 13-17
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    February 15, 2009 at 10:02 am
    Page cannot be found...

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