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How can I create a parody Wikipedia page?

How can I create a parody Wikipedia page? I want it to look like an authentic page - something that I can share privately with friends or post on my own website. [more inside]
posted by sixpack on Jan 18, 2017 - 6 answers

Translation of bits from an Azerbaijani Wikipedia page

I'm looking for a translation of a few bits on a particular Azerbaijani Wikipedia page. [more inside]
posted by Hairy Lobster on Jan 6, 2017 - 8 answers

Help finding a red carpet Wikipedia prank.

Need help finding the details of a well-timed Wikipedia edit! [more inside]
posted by Nightman on Oct 13, 2016 - 3 answers

I want to do some reporting on this business group

I'm a reporter interested in writing a story about LeTip International, which is a national, for-profit based organization supported by community based, non-profit business groups across the country. [more inside]
posted by CollectiveMind on Aug 16, 2016 - 2 answers

Are there wikipedia elves?

I have wasted my time this morning doing Trump family research instead of my housework. Now I want to correct some errors Fred Trump's Wikipedia page. Figuring out how to edit Wikipedia seems awfully daunting to figure out (and my duties as stay-at-home mom will surely suffer). Is there a place that you submit errors and sources for correction? [more inside]
posted by ReluctantViking on Sep 10, 2015 - 12 answers

Why does Wikipedia say Howard Stern is "LGBT"?

The Wikipedia list of "LGBT people from New York" includes Howard Stern. I don't think the "LGBT" part is accurate, but I don't see any way to edit it. How can I fix this? [more inside]
posted by John Cohen on Aug 27, 2015 - 14 answers

Where to find Wikipedia Statistics?

I'm looking for something like the most popular/visited pages for each month (or week, or day) since Wikipedia's debut. I found the Top 25 list which would be perfect if it wasn't for the fact that it starts only in 2013. I'd like to go back as many year as possible. I combed through the statistics department but I can't find anything usable except for a couple of "Top N" pages for a single year. Most pages or sections refer to just little samples and examples. Thanks a lot for any hints Chris
posted by caudingo on May 7, 2015 - 2 answers

Help me get my face back please!

It appears that when doing a Google search for my name ('Tim Pollard') the result Google features is a weird combination of my details (from Wikipedia) but with an embedded photo of an entirely different Tim Pollard (a motoring journalist). Does anyone know how to change that so my photo appears with my details please? As a performer I want to make sure people know who and what they're getting! Thanks in advance for any help or suggestions!
posted by timpollard on Apr 25, 2015 - 9 answers

Am I doing compound interest wrong?

I'm hoping Metafilter can help me with a stupid math question, but one that's bothering me about how I was taught to compound interest versus some numbers I'm reading/hearing online about a Supreme Court case. [more inside]
posted by Fortran on Apr 23, 2015 - 5 answers

Russian genitive vs feminine; or, is someone wrong on the Internet?

Did Shostakovich really get credited as a woman for a film score he did, or does someone on Wikipedia just not understand Russian grammatical case? [more inside]
posted by Perodicticus potto on Jan 25, 2015 - 8 answers

Best way to get inaccurate information changed on Wikipedia?

The organization I work for is concerned about inaccurate information on our Wikipedia page. What's the best way to go about getting that changed? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 6, 2014 - 10 answers

Wanted : The Wide World of Weird-ipedia

Wee Thumbscrew, aged nine, is a weird, morbid, hilarious child. Lately, at bedtime, we've been reading "weird Wikipedia" articles together, and they have been a HUGE hit. Please provide us with some of YOUR favorite utterly deranged Wiki pages. Spooky/gory/X-Files-y stuff is a-okay, real-life serial killers or smutty stuff is not. Here are some entries we've enjoyed: [more inside]
posted by julthumbscrew on Nov 5, 2014 - 54 answers

I want to search Wikipedia for a list of people alive over 90 years old

I want to use the massive wikipedia database to look for people alive in a given profession that match a certain criteria such as age or their alma mater. [more inside]
posted by RapcityinBlue on Aug 29, 2014 - 4 answers

What was the last major racially-segregated event in the US?

Does anyone know what the last segregated event was in the US ? I'm curious about "major events", say around 10,000 people. [more inside]
posted by dubold on Feb 18, 2014 - 8 answers

Wikipedia is not resolving on home computers

Wikipedia is not resolving / loading / displaying on home computers. Any suggestions? This just happened today. [more inside]
posted by KokuRyu on Oct 2, 2013 - 13 answers

What are some national novels and poems?

A while back, I read Noli Me Tángere by José Rizal, which is sort of the national novel of the Philippines. I've just borrowed The Knight in the Panther's Skin from the library, which is seen as "Georgia's national epic". What are some other national novels? (I've seen the Wikipedia national epics list, but I'd prefer novels to epics, I think, unless they are really outstanding.) If you have particular translations/editions to recommend that'd be great as well.
posted by Jahaza on Jul 1, 2013 - 25 answers

Help me start a Roger Corman-focused wiki

How can I dump data from Wikipedia and IMDb to make a new movie-related wiki, specifically for Roger Corman movies? [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Feb 20, 2013 - 3 answers

Wikipedia but without wikipedia

How can I work in MediaWiki mark-up language without installing MediaWiki locally or using any of the Wikimedia (eg. Wikipedia) projects? [more inside]
posted by stbalbach on Dec 29, 2012 - 4 answers

Should my money go to Wikipedia?

I'd like to donate some money to a charity. Is there a worthier techno-cause than Wikipedia?
posted by zscore on Oct 28, 2012 - 15 answers

Engineering design mistake

I can't find a Wikipedia page I saw a while back. It was about a sort of design error or cognitive bias whereby designers or engineers reject as irrelevant (or are unaware of) a relevant factor in the requirements of a design because it is outside of their field. It gave an example which was about designing and providing water supplies in Africa. There were known ways to prevent a certain disease in the water, but the engineers were not familiar with them, so the disease spread.
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 on Oct 9, 2012 - 3 answers

Why aren't I getting mobile wikipedia?

Why are Google searches now taking me to the non-mobile Wikipedia page on my iPhone, and how do I fix it? [more inside]
posted by smackfu on May 25, 2012 - 4 answers

List of lists, king of kings, turnip of turnips

After reading the FPP on cephalophores, I found myself on Wikipedia reading a list of patron saints of ailments, illness and dangers. There are many such lists on Wikipedia and I'd like to find more of them. Can you suggest additional excellent lists for me to enjoy? [more inside]
posted by sciencegeek on Mar 10, 2012 - 29 answers

Please recommend software for building an offline, personal Wiki-clone.

Please recommend software for building an offline, personal Wiki-clone. [more inside]
posted by iftheaccidentwill on Feb 15, 2012 - 12 answers

Firefox update confusion

Firefox update change doesn't take me straight to where i want to go anymore. [more inside]
posted by revikim on Feb 10, 2012 - 5 answers

How do I create my own Wikipedia?

I'm volunteering at the Whistler Museum, it's just a little municipal museum, and our archives haven't been digitized yet. If it was possible to turn them into a Wikipedia-style database. Example inside. [more inside]
posted by Pseudology on Dec 25, 2011 - 7 answers

I spent 10 seconds on imdb trying to find the answer, then remembered how awful that place is

I have a stupid question about the Wikipedia entry of The Diving Bell and the Butterfly [more inside]
posted by Ideal Impulse on Nov 14, 2011 - 2 answers

fix my chrome!

I'm using Chrome (14.0.835.202) on os x (10.7.2). For a while now, I've noticed that, typically, when I do a google search, wanting to just check the wikipedia page for that search term, I type the term in, along with the word wikipedia (such as "whatever wikipedia") in the past this always brought me to a search page with the whatever wikipedia page as the first hit, and now the following happens: for a second or two I get a result page that will show, as the first search item, the wikipedia page for "whatever," but, within a couple of seconds, the search result page changes (with my doing nothing) with other search results at the top (I just went through the first 8 pages of search results for "metafilter wikipedia" and the metafilter wikipedia page doesn't show up at all (although it did flash for a second before that result page refreshed and changed without being asked to!). This used to work like a charm for me, what's changed and how can I change it back? Things are normal in firefox, it responds as I expect it to...
posted by HuronBob on Oct 18, 2011 - 11 answers

Cached Wikipedia Vandalism

Why does Wikipedia show an old article revision on my phone? [more inside]
posted by nzero on Oct 2, 2011 - 3 answers

Am I Wiki-Defamed Forever?

Someone wrote nasty, upsetting things about me on the Wikipedia page about me. I edited them out, but they're on the edit history page forever, right? Anything I can do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 12, 2011 - 22 answers

Internet estate curation?

Internet estate curation, or: How to get a better biography of an author "out there"? [more inside]
posted by progosk on Aug 30, 2011 - 5 answers


What's up with Wikipedia in my Google Chrome? [more inside]
posted by hnnrs on Jul 18, 2011 - 6 answers

Wikipedia customs and best practices

I have a friend who has asked me for help editing a Wikipedia entry. Well... not so much editing as a complete re-write. He is probably the foremost expert on the topic, which is fairly obscure. It's been years since I participated in Wikipedia, and I am not sure of the current culture and best practices. [more inside]
posted by kimdog on Jul 5, 2011 - 11 answers

Wikipedia might be a reliable source, surely.

Help me agitate my course facilitator and change his opinion of wikipedia: What are some wikipedia pages that are edited by authoritative professionals or recognized field experts?
posted by boo_radley on Feb 18, 2011 - 28 answers

Best way to download several hundred Wikipedia articles?

What's the best way to download several hundred articles (including images) from Wikipedia for offline reading? [more inside]
posted by tomwheeler on Jan 10, 2011 - 4 answers

How to add wiki to facebook

How do I add a Wikipedia tab to Facebook? [more inside]
posted by Thrillhouse on Aug 3, 2010 - 3 answers

Is there a Tongan "Just Watch Me?"

Wikipolifilter: Looking for interesting, primarily non-US political articles on Wikipedia. [more inside]
posted by mreleganza on May 13, 2010 - 11 answers

How to avoid being sucked into Wikipedia?

Being sucked into Wikipedia keeps happening to me. What to do? [more inside]
posted by grouse on Apr 29, 2010 - 12 answers

Using Wikipedia content and photos in an iPhone application

Using Wikipedia content and photos in an iPhone application. How to proceed? [more inside]
posted by furtive on Mar 20, 2010 - 1 answer


Is Yiddish a creole? [more inside]
posted by ennui.bz on Mar 16, 2010 - 13 answers

Hacker Blogs?

Hacker Blogs? [more inside]
posted by vostok on Mar 3, 2010 - 5 answers

Help me troubleshoot Okawix (offline Wikipedia)!

TroubleshootingFilter: Can anyone help me troubleshoot Okawix (an offline Wikipedia reader) on the Mac, or as a last resort, recommend me a different offline Wikipedia reader? [more inside]
posted by sdis on Dec 29, 2009 - 3 answers

Do you remember the Glasnost Bowl?

Did they really get the bright idea to host a college football game in Soviet Russia, and then have to cancel it because they couldn't sell enough vacation packages? The Wikipedia entry about the Glasnost Bowl has a bunch of outdated angelfire pages as its sources. The 1989 New York Times article that mentions it doesn't treat it as very interesting. I think it would make a publishable journal article if it's real and am looking for more info.
posted by srs on Jul 4, 2009 - 1 answer

WikiMedia Question

Any advice on getting a wiki off the ground? [more inside]
posted by mateuslee on Jun 4, 2009 - 4 answers

Wiki in a WordPress advice

How can I get my website a wiki? [more inside]
posted by mateuslee on May 25, 2009 - 6 answers

Local Wikipedia search??

I'm looking for a way to search for Wikipedia entries by locality or by gps coordinates, like the iPhone WikiMe application does except on the web. Any suggestions? Thanks!!
posted by Misciel on May 5, 2009 - 3 answers

[Citation Needed]

According to Wikipedia, the town I'm about to move to has been "Rated as unfit for human habitation by the United Nations." Where can I find more information about this? [more inside]
posted by jschu on Apr 16, 2009 - 14 answers

Wikipedia Reliability Meter

I'd like to put together a Wikipedia Accuracy Meter - Perhaps a browser plug-in or a web page that attempts to give an estimate of the reliability of any given article at any given moment. Please come in for discussion of algorithm and technical hoo-ha to help me assess if this is a weekend project or a master's thesis.... [more inside]
posted by mzurer on Apr 11, 2009 - 17 answers

Why do some social web platforms catch-on (e.g. Twitter, Facebook, Wikipedia) while countless others don't?

Why do some social web platforms catch-on (e.g. Twitter, Facebook, Wikipedia) while countless others don't? [more inside]
posted by GIMG on Feb 13, 2009 - 15 answers

Which Wiki Would Work?

I want to start a wiki. Help me decide how best to go about it with long-term planning and goals in mind. [more inside]
posted by arniec on Jan 22, 2009 - 10 answers

How do i add Wikipedia Search to Google Chrome?

How do i add Wikipedia Search to Google Chrome? [more inside]
posted by red_rika on Nov 16, 2008 - 3 answers

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