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17th Mar '17 5:11:12 AM CFAxAFC
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->''"At three in the morning I looked at my clock and thought, 'Good god! What on earth have I been doing for four hours?! I looked at my screen. 'Plot summaries of ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' episodes.' Damn."''

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->''"At three in the morning I looked at my clock and thought, 'Good god! What on earth have I been doing for four hours?! hours?!' I looked at my screen. 'Plot summaries of ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' episodes.' Damn."''



* DeadpanSnarker: A picture of two covered clear plastic cups with straws filled with wine, captioned, "Wine in stemware befitting [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plonk_(wine) plonk]]."
* DigitalPiracyIsEvil: Apparently [[http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/FBI_asks_Wikimedia_Foundation_to_remove_seal_from_websites,_Wikimedia_declines FBI threatened to sue Wikipedia for using its logo]].

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* DeadpanSnarker: A picture of two covered clear plastic cups with straws filled with wine, captioned, "Wine in stemware drinkware befitting [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plonk_(wine) plonk]]."
* DigitalPiracyIsEvil: Apparently Apparently [[http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/FBI_asks_Wikimedia_Foundation_to_remove_seal_from_websites,_Wikimedia_declines the FBI threatened to sue Wikipedia for using its logo]].



* {{Fancruft}}: [[http://xkcd.com/446/ Referenced]] by ''Webcomic/{{XKCD}}'' (again), and occurs in reality on some pages. The page for Earth used to have "DO NOT REPLACE THIS PAGE WITH '[[Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy Mostly harmless.]]' EVER." hidden in the markup. It still has "[[SeriousBusiness Humorous references to the Douglas Adams novel Mostly Harmless are inappropriate content for this article]]" on the talk page, and is semi-protected so that only registered users can edit it (for several reasons).
* {{Fannage}}: They have, for instance, plot summaries of every single ''Franchise/StarTrek'' episode--''all'' series. Their coverage of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' is also impressive, with about the half of the articles on that series rated either "good article" or "featured article." It's the same with ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' and ''Franchise/{{Halo}}''. Cases like this (as well as what was once extensive articles of each ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' species) drew much criticism (from both those who regarded these as mere fancruft or as examples of Wikipedia's unequal treatment of notability).

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* {{Fancruft}}: [[http://xkcd.com/446/ Referenced]] by ''Webcomic/{{XKCD}}'' (again), and occurs in reality on some pages. The page for Earth used to have "DO NOT REPLACE THIS PAGE WITH '[[Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy Mostly harmless.]]' harmless]]' EVER." hidden in the markup. It still has "[[SeriousBusiness Humorous references to the Douglas Adams novel Mostly Harmless are 'Mostly harmless' as inappropriate content for this article]]" on the talk page, and is semi-protected so that only registered users can edit it (for several reasons).
* {{Fannage}}: They have, for instance, plot summaries of every single ''Franchise/StarTrek'' episode--''all'' series. Their coverage of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' is also impressive, with about the half of the articles on that series rated either "good article" or "featured article." It's the same with ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' and ''Franchise/{{Halo}}''. Cases like this (as well as what was once extensive articles of each ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' species) drew much criticism (from both those who regarded these as mere fancruft or as examples of Wikipedia's unequal treatment of notability).



* LostInTranslation: The Wikipedia Project has become so ubiquitous that fans have made their own wikis for specific subjects. Sites such as Teletraan 1 for ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' or Memory Alpha for ''Franchise/StarTrek'' have become the go-to places for specifics on those shows. Some cultures have even devoted entire wikis to a ''single person''. In fact the Japanese equivalent to "Google it" roughly means "check out its wiki".

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* LostInTranslation: The Wikipedia Project has become so ubiquitous that fans have made their own wikis for specific subjects. Sites such as Teletraan 1 for ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' or Memory Alpha for ''Franchise/StarTrek'' have become the go-to places for specifics on those shows. Some cultures have even devoted entire wikis to a ''single person''. In fact fact, the Japanese equivalent to "Google it" roughly means "check out its wiki".



* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: Played straight in some more technical article and inverted in Simple English Wikipedia.

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* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: Played straight in some more technical article articles and inverted in Simple English Wikipedia.



** Wikipedia has had several infamous cases of this causing purges of articles dealing with various forms of new media. The late 2000's saw this primarily happen with webcomics, as was covered [[http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Wikimedia_fundraiser_highlights_webcomic_community%27s_frustration_with_Wikipedia_guidelines by Wikinews]] and [[http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2008/apr/10/wikipedia.internet an editorial]] at the Guardian. Articles on games, gaming history and culture [[http://www.raphkoster.com/2009/01/05/losing-mud-history/ are also]] common targets. The 2010's have been seeing this happen more commonly with YouTube personalities and their channels. It's ''especially'' been the case with video game and anime/manga characters, which are likely to be deleted if they don't have several sources discussing the character themselves in detail, ideally full-page articles on them.

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** Wikipedia has had several infamous cases of this causing purges of articles dealing with various forms of new media. The late 2000's saw this primarily happen with webcomics, as was covered [[http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Wikimedia_fundraiser_highlights_webcomic_community%27s_frustration_with_Wikipedia_guidelines by Wikinews]] and [[http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2008/apr/10/wikipedia.internet an editorial]] at the The Guardian. Articles on games, gaming history and culture [[http://www.raphkoster.com/2009/01/05/losing-mud-history/ are also]] common targets. The 2010's have been seeing this happen more commonly with YouTube personalities and their channels. It's ''especially'' been the case with video game and anime/manga characters, which are likely to be deleted if they don't have several sources discussing the character characters themselves in detail, ideally full-page articles on them.



* WeAllLiveInAmerica: Wikipedians call this "systemic bias." Usually it's the result of editors adding information on a topic that's only relevant to their culture or country, and not an assumption that the rest of the world works the same way--but it's nevertheless jarring when it results in pages meant to cover topics relevant to another country or culture instead covering its impact in the editors' own.\\

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* WeAllLiveInAmerica: Wikipedians call this "systemic bias." Usually it's the result of editors adding information on a topic that's only relevant to their culture or country, and not an assumption that the rest of the world works the same way--but it's nevertheless jarring when it results in pages meant to cover topics relevant to another country or culture culture, instead covering its impact in the editors' own.\\
15th Mar '17 11:37:42 PM Xtifr
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'''Wikipedia''' is the most famous wiki out there, and is mostly responsible for inspiring the creation of other wikis ([[OlderThanTheyThink although it was not the first]]). It presents its information as an encyclopedia and focuses mainly on real-life information.

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'''Wikipedia''' ''Wikipedia'' is the most famous wiki out there, and is mostly responsible for inspiring the creation of other wikis ([[OlderThanTheyThink although it was not the first]]). It presents its information as an encyclopedia and focuses mainly on real-life information.
26th Feb '17 12:11:47 PM Lymantria
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* DigitalPiracyIsEvil: Apparently [[http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_upshot/20100803/od_yblog_upshot/fbi-will-fight-valiantly-to-protect-the-integrity-of-its-seal-from-internet-encyclopedians FBI threatened to sue Wikipedia for using its logo]].

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* DigitalPiracyIsEvil: Apparently [[http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_upshot/20100803/od_yblog_upshot/fbi-will-fight-valiantly-to-protect-the-integrity-of-its-seal-from-internet-encyclopedians [[http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/FBI_asks_Wikimedia_Foundation_to_remove_seal_from_websites,_Wikimedia_declines FBI threatened to sue Wikipedia for using its logo]].
11th Oct '16 9:30:44 PM TropesForever
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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: From [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Admins_willing_to_make_difficult_blocks this page]]:
-->Examples of harassment can include cyberstalking, offline stalking, being outed without their consent, verbal humiliation, threats of physical violence, being contacted at home, threats to family, being contacted at work, dismissal from work, and mocking.
11th Oct '16 9:29:40 PM TropesForever
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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: From [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Admins_willing_to_make_difficult_blocks this page]]:
-->Examples of harassment can include cyberstalking, offline stalking, being outed without their consent, verbal humiliation, threats of physical violence, being contacted at home, threats to family, being contacted at work, dismissal from work, and mocking.
26th Aug '16 5:55:28 PM CamelCase
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* BerserkButton: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Don%27t_abbreviate_"Wikipedia"_as_"Wiki"! Many editors feel physical pain when hearing others refer to Wikipedia as "Wiki".]]

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* BerserkButton: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Don%27t_abbreviate_"Wikipedia"_as_"Wiki"! org/wiki/Wikipedia:Don%27t_abbreviate_Wikipedia_as_Wiki Many editors feel physical pain when hearing others refer to Wikipedia as "Wiki".]]
29th Jul '16 9:12:37 AM rjd1922
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* BerserkButton: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Don%27t_abbreviate_"Wikipedia"_as_"Wiki"! Many editors feel physical pain when hearing others refer to Wikipedia as "Wiki".]]
20th Jul '16 9:22:41 AM Quanyails
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* LostInTranslation: The Wikipedia Project has become so ubiquitous that fans have made their own wikis for specific subjects. Sites such as Teletraan 1 for Transformers or Memory Alpha for Star Trek have become the go-to places for specifics on those shows. Some cultures have even devoted entire wikis to a ''single person''. In fact the Japanese equivalent to "Google it" roughly means "check out its wiki".

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* LostInTranslation: The Wikipedia Project has become so ubiquitous that fans have made their own wikis for specific subjects. Sites such as Teletraan 1 for Transformers ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' or Memory Alpha for Star Trek ''Franchise/StarTrek'' have become the go-to places for specifics on those shows. Some cultures have even devoted entire wikis to a ''single person''. In fact the Japanese equivalent to "Google it" roughly means "check out its wiki".
7th Apr '16 8:01:05 AM rjd1922
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* Administrivia/PermanentRedLinkClub: They call it [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Protection_policy#Creation_protection protected (or "salted" titles).]]
31st Mar '16 5:05:20 AM pgj1997
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** To put a long story short, basically their rules for vandalism get thrown out the window for one day.
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