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The "Incredibly Impossible to Derail This Thread" thread
13 February 2013
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meanmistermustard said
You wrote some of that entry mja! and parts of wiki, impressed i am.

I wrote none of the Duffy entry. Have contributed to 2 or 3 entries, but can't even remember which such is my brain. Just remember first I did, can't remember who, was reading an entry about a female presenter and in personal details it mentioned she was going to run the 2012 London Marathon, and it was months after the event. So I looked up the details and replaced the "going to run" with "ran in a time of...". Second one was changing someone from happily married to putting in divorce papers. I like the little details.

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13 February 2013
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Hah, I love going through Wikipedia and rewriting things that annoy me! Anybody sharing a non-neutral point of view has to reckon with me.

Sorry about your tooth meanmistermustard :( and sorry that you don't appreciate the rain. Personally I love it, especially with snow as the other option.

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13 February 2013
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mja6758 said

meanmistermustard said
You wrote some of that entry mja! and parts of wiki, impressed i am.

I wrote none of the Duffy entry. Have contributed to 2 or 3 entries, but can't even remember which such is my brain. Just remember first I did, can't remember who, was reading an entry about a female presenter and in personal details it mentioned she was going to run the 2012 London Marathon, and it was months after the event. So I looked up the details and replaced the "going to run" with "ran in a time of...". Second one was changing someone from happily married to putting in divorce papers. I like the little details.

Apologies, i read "... though I know that's only as a good a source as whoever wrote it, but having written some of it, and knowing I was trying to be as accurate as possible..." and came out with something else. Didnt know you could go on to wiki and alter entries, thought you had to permission thru application so as to stop folk going on and writing daft things.

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13 February 2013
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Some Wikipedia entries are locked, and that is shown by a closed padlock, but the majority are open. The locked ones tend to be major subjects like, say, Paul McCartney. But locked subjects are generally locked by request of the object of the subject.

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13 February 2013
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I don't think I've ever encountered any "locked" articles before! The McCartney article is only semi-protected, which I guess means only folks with an active account (ie. anybody who bothers to register for one) can edit it. Really, it seems to me that any vandalism problems generally take care of themselves. There's enough responsible users worldwide to fix up any obvious nonsense once it's spotted; and anybody who repeatedly creates such nonsense can have their account deleted.

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13 February 2013
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Sorry, you're right. What I meant was that you had to reach a certain trusted level before you could edit certain articles. It is often the case that the subject requests that. I have altered, I think, 4 articles in all, without challenge to anything I have entered. I would need at least another 6 without challenge to possibly alter "Paul McCartney" in any way. Some entries, and I wouldn't be surprised if McCartney's wasn't one, require many more edits without challenge before you can change them. It's a strange thing, and a good thing, you need to work your up through the levels. I'm the bottom rung still.

EDIT: Paul, having looked at the protection fully, I am sure would be covered by this, which spells out that certain topics ARE locked: "Administrators may apply indefinite semi-protection to pages that are subject to heavy and persistent vandalism or violations of content policy (such as biographies of living persons, neutral point of view)."

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14 February 2013
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"Warwick Avenue" and "Mercy": The only songs by Duffy that I know.

Speaking of which, my sister used to think "Mercy" was called "Texas." I don't know why... a-hard-days-night-george-4

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14 February 2013
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I think Warwick Avenue and Rain on your parade were alright, but I REALLY hate Mercy. 

And I just don't like her voice in general.

15 February 2013
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http://nyti.ms/VVEfT9

Here´s a Q and A with Paul that I just read, dont know if anyone is interested....

''We're just knocked out. We heard about the sell out. You gotta get an album out, you owe it to the people. We're so happy we can hardly count.''

15 February 2013
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^^ Thanks for the link. Shouldn't this be in a Beatle-related thread like news?

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15 February 2013
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parlance said
^^ Thanks for the link. Shouldn't this be in a Beatle-related thread like news?

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Yes, maybe. In fact I just thought of that myself. Apologies.

 

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15 February 2013
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Aw, don't worry, it's impossible to derail the thread after all. And I enjoyed reading it. Thanks for the link!

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15 February 2013
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A great interview wherever it's put. And something that can't be derailed can't be derailed.

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16 February 2013
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Faded flowers, wait in a jar, till the evening is complete... complete... complete... complete...
16 February 2013
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Uh...what the hell was that??

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16 February 2013
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Weird but interesting. Sounds like a live African Hello, Goodbye coda.

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16 February 2013
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vonbontee said
Aw, don't worry, it's impossible to derail the thread after all. And I enjoyed reading it. Thanks for the link!

Wasn't a matter of derailing the thread, but wondering if people who don't read this thread would see the interview.

parlance

 

 

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16 February 2013
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meanmistermustard said
Weird but interesting. Sounds like a live African Hello, Goodbye coda.

Close.  They're chanting "Hela Hela!" (with the legendary Cuban conga drummer Francisco Aquabella (1925-2010) chanting lead stuff) which, however, I can't find in my Spanish dictionary.  I think it might mean "Alas!" but not sure.  Anyway, it's the Latin rock group Malo (lead guitarist is Jorge Santana, brother of Carlos), from their second album titled Dos.

 

 

 

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17 February 2013
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Speaking of chants, did the chants at the end of the Walrus inspired the ones in Finding Nemo? "Shark Bait" also sounds somewhat familiar.

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17 February 2013
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So THAT'S Malo, eh? How about that...I used to see that album all the time when I used to trawl used record stores back in the day, never bought it though. Didn't care for that track myself, sounded more African than Latin. (Not that i've got a problem with African sounds - I've got several Fela Kuti records that I like a lot. I only recently found out that it was Fela himself who accused Paul of going to Nigeria with the intent of stealing the black man's music!)

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