Wikipedia Win

Submitted by Tim Waymen on September 16th, 2010 at 2:51 PM

So I'm procrastinating and reading the offense UFR when I decide that I'm curious to check if wikipedia has any articles on speed--not the classic 90s action movie, the amphetamine, or your run-of-the-mill rate of d/t, but perhaps something on the physiology behind the varying ability of an organism to move fast, especially when that ability varies within a species, specifically humans.  Basically, a "science of sports" type of article.  Misguided and stupid?  Perhaps, but just let it be.

Anyway, I was scrolling down the wikipedia article on speed as in d/t to the "See Also" section when I noticed that someone (not myself, sadly) made a nice addition to the list...



September 16th, 2010 at 3:12 PM ^

As I've said before, I don't condone it. That's my opinion, and I'm allowed to have it. Sure it's funny. But what happens when a HS in Nevada has a speedster and his buddies think it'll be funny to add him to the list. And another guy. And another. Pretty soon the funny joke turns into Wikipedia no longer being helpful than just a run-on gag. And I for one do not want to ruin a good thing.


September 16th, 2010 at 5:28 PM ^

Wikipedia has automated checks to guard against that sort of stuff. One or two small edits like that get overlooked, but it is astronomically unlikely that it would get out of control like you are implying.

Just sayin'.