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"Welcome to Wikipedia." Let's be frank, it can be strangely addictive: [1]
I used to think I could remain aloof from the excruciating Wikipedia detail....
Note: this user often uses Cornish time
Teddyevans123, once again pegged out online, on the left, by his fellow editors
Welcome to "the pea jar"

"On why Wikipedia is never finished..."

Great eds have little eds upon their backs to bite 'em,
And little eds have lesser eds, and so ad infinitum.
And the great eds themselves, in turn, have Admin eds to go on;
While these again have greater still, and greater still, and so on.
--- Augustus De Wales -- (De Morgan, Augustus (1872). A Budget of Paradoxes. Longmans, Green, and Company. pp. 376-377.)

Please, beware: Proverbs 18:2

vital link for fool-proof anonymity
Ah-ha... so this is what good Administrators do!
Great to see British Dance Band so close to Islamic recitation and Vintage gospel: (... [2])

Today's featured picture


The acorn is the nut of the oak tree and its close relatives, in the family Fagaceae. Acorns usually contain a seedling surrounded by two cotyledons (seedling leaves), enclosed in a tough shell known as the pericarp, and borne in a cup-shaped cupule. This acorn of the species Quercus robur (the pedunculate oak), with a length of 25 millimetres (1 inch), was photographed in Keila, Estonia.

Photograph credit: Ivar Leidus

Recently featured:
some musical links.... from yesteryear

YouTube Videos available[edit]

  • surprising there is no article for her yet - [5]: Rhonda Washington on Stax Records
  • "You want me to tell you the truth, You want me to reason and wait my turn, I haven't the nerve to say no, I guess I deserve the wiki burn you gave me" 1975: The Eric Burdon Band
  • "I focus on the pain, the only thing that's real." - ahh, Puddles, some of my Wikipedia experience in ten words: Mike Geier
  • I think I just discovered the future of Eurovision: Anda Union (accompanied by horses)

Other favourites[edit]

- a number which became an essential part of his live repertoire, and which just got better and better as the years went by.... my personal favourite is almost certainly the live version, recorded at Dinkler's Motor Inn, Syracuse, NY, 27, 28 October 1972 and released in 1977 on "An Evening With Earl Hines]" (with Tiny Grimes, Hank Young, Bert Dahlander and Marva Josie) as Disques Vogue VDJ-534.
Master Editor III
Master Editor III

"Users of Wikipedia do get to recognise which parts are shaky, but the unwise may suddenly stumble into benighted stretches, like some crinkum-crankum byway in old London, where footpads lurked and communicable diseases were offered at low prices."
-- Christopher Howse in The Daily Telegraph, how very accurate.

"Guess The Weight of the Legal Action"
Some other musical gems and reminders.....
The following discussion has been closed. Please do not modify it.

........ "what's that you say, Soo? .... you have to sweep the streets you used to own. Awww.... never mind!!"

Editor's quiz

Question 1

  • Wikipedia is:
  • (a) a social networking site for people who like to look quite clever
  • (b) a specialist website that allows sufferers of OCD to search for missing commas and fullstops
  • (c) an encyclopedia committee that expends 90% of its energy in pointless arguments over trivia
  • (d) a paranoid fascist organisation more concerned with enforcing rules than quality of content?
  • (e) a new religion
  • (f) a prolonged endurance test for those internet addictees, with failing eyesight and few remaining letters on their first generation laptops, who are still searching for the wiki-spellchecker
  • (g) "a poorly-run bureaucracy with the group dynamics of a cult" [9]
  • (h) an incessant pansy-throwing bickering match for know-it-all, more-knowledgeable-than-thou, big-headed show-offs
  • (i) a playground for internet bullies

Please tick all that apply from the list above and explain why, with reliable references

(N.B. it doesn't have to be a true answer)

Please then gain consensus for your answer, from amongst a random sample of 934 strangely pseudonymic volunteer participants, before proceeding to Question 2

Note: This question is worth a maximum of 0 marks

Marks will be deducted for obvious expressions of exasperation or humour

Please show a full record of your working on the Talk Page Jotter provided

Sleep is optional

Please begin again yesterday

Question 57

(note: Questions 2-56 have been speedily deleted for copyright infringement)

Please answer using the following cultural conventions:

Modern contributors may respond thus: "Now just a moment, dude, let's take a rain-check on the underlying synergies here, we need to explore a few more dynamic possibilities for rationally ostensible underpinnings.... ".

Traditional contributors may respond thus: "Go "troll yourself". (.... ye olde "Lancan-cester-shire greeting")

Note: This question is worth a maximum of 100 marks

Up to 99 marks will be deducted for not re-stating at least six arguments that have been archived in the last two years.

Please turn over your paper when you hear the bell.

A shared pencil will be provided (although it is a bit blunt, sorry - please invent your own sharpener)

Question 58 (New non-EU passport required to fully answer this question)

  • Pick me, I'm clean, I am also programmed for conversational English.
  • May I have this dance?
  • I've got a better idea . . .
  • "What's a girl like you doing in a place like this? Do you come here often? Wait a minute. . . I've got it . . . You're an Italian . . . What? You're Jewish? Love your nails . . . You must be a Libra . . . Your place or mine?"

Question 58a

Here in Good-Old-God-Save-America
the home of the brave and the free
We are all hopelessly oppressed cowards
Of some duality
Of restless multiplicity
(Oh say can you see)

not even a mention?

Question 101

What is the probability of choosing the right answer to question 58a?

  • 25%
  • 50%
  • 100%
  • 25%

Wikispeak/ (Hints and tips #59)

N.B. this is not a vote.

All you really need to know is here: Wikipedia:WikiSpeak

and of course here: "I loves it bro... Safe!" [10]