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IlliniSox4Life
08-22-2007, 02:13 AM
http://wikiscanner.virgil.gr/ is a program that has been making a lot of news lately. Basically, it will allow you to search to see who has edited Wikipedia articles (businesses/corporations/etc). Obviously you don't know who specifically it did, but it can tell you the IP address and the name of the company that owns it. There have been a lot of political discussions revolving around stuff that has been discovered on here, but just stay away from talking about politics - it is not allowed here.


So anyway, I searched for ESPN, (Just put it in the organization's name box, for some reason I can't link to the search results here), and found a few things I found to be interesting (along with a few cases of people doing stupid things).

An interesting one that I found is this: (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?diff=prev&oldid=139048381)
Many Cubs fans have nicknamed him "MacFAIL" for his inability to hire anyone productive (Ed Lynch and James "Jim" Hendry) to the General Manager position.

Another one is this (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?diff=prev&oldid=142900455). Somebody at ESPN apparently removed the "sexual harrasement allegations" part from Jay Crawford's page about the allegations made against him and Woody Paige by a former make-up artist.

Another one I found interesting was this (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?diff=prev&oldid=121602626). Somebody apparently added into the article on no-hitters that "For example, ESPNNews' Breaking News section consistently jinxes no-no's, often in the very next inning."

russ99
08-22-2007, 09:01 AM
http://wikiscanner.virgil.gr/ is a program that has been making a lot of news lately. Basically, it will allow you to search to see who has edited Wikipedia articles (businesses/corporations/etc). Obviously you don't know who specifically it did, but it can tell you the IP address and the name of the company that owns it. There have been a lot of political discussions revolving around stuff that has been discovered on here, but just stay away from talking about politics - it is not allowed here.


So anyway, I searched for ESPN, (Just put it in the organization's name box, for some reason I can't link to the search results here), and found a few things I found to be interesting (along with a few cases of people doing stupid things).

An interesting one that I found is this: (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?diff=prev&oldid=139048381)


Another one is this (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?diff=prev&oldid=142900455). Somebody at ESPN apparently removed the "sexual harrasement allegations" part from Jay Crawford's page about the allegations made against him and Woody Paige by a former make-up artist.

Another one I found interesting was this (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?diff=prev&oldid=121602626). Somebody apparently added into the article on no-hitters that "For example, ESPNNews' Breaking News section consistently jinxes no-no's, often in the very next inning."

Interesting.. I'm tempted to put in Chicago Tribune. :tongue:

kittle42
08-22-2007, 09:36 AM
Another one I found interesting was this (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?diff=prev&oldid=121602626). Somebody apparently added into the article on no-hitters that "For example, ESPNNews' Breaking News section consistently jinxes no-no's, often in the very next inning."

That one was just stupid, anyway.

It's Dankerific
08-26-2007, 02:39 PM
The edits of Tony Reali are funny as well. Removes his reported 900k salary and his nickname "bambi".

eriqjaffe
08-26-2007, 11:12 PM
Did anybody from ESPN edit this one (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Major_League_Baseball), erasing all references to teams other than Boston and the Yankees?