Thursday, September 15, 2011

Wikipedia got vandalized

I was born too early to enjoy Wikipedia to its full potential. But kids today have handy access to this veritable online library from their school's computer lab.

And it shows. They vandalize it daily on school time and using school computers.

Just recently, somebody vandalized the Wikipedia entry on potato chips by adding this wordy observation:

"I <3 POTATO CHIPS!!!!!!!!!!"

They also added this factoid to Wikipedia's article on bubble gum:


Bubble gum is for chewing? I thought it was for sticking over the faucets of the sinks in the restroom so the water shoots out horizontally and makes it look like the next person who uses the sink pissed their pants. At least that's what somebody did at Brossart.

It gets funnier. On that user's talk page, somebody wrote:

"Everyone is welcome to make constructive contributions to Wikipedia, but at least one of your recent edits, such as the one you made to Bubblegum, did not appear to be constructive and has been automatically reverted (undone) by ClueBot NG."

Maybe it didn't appear to be constructive. But it was.

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