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Journal of No. 118


March 15th, 2007

Conservapedia @ 06:21 am

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Now that the damn site no longer times out for me, I might as well pile on. Conservapedia is a conservative answer to Wikipedia. Take any criticism ever levelled at Wikipedia and multiply by at least 100. The serious contributors are biased, and the smart-ass contributors make up a sizable minority of the people contributing to the site. Sure, the most flagrant things are being dealt with. You can no longer find the picture of Jesus riding a dinosaur. However, the dinosaur page does (as of this writing) contain the line: "A documentary exists starring the American actor Raymond Burr in which a dinosaur menaces mainland Japan, but the veracity of the film is disputed."

And there's also HP Lovecraft's entry.
 
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From:ajax
Date:March 15th, 2007 01:55 pm (UTC)
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The most hideously depressing thing about it to my nitpicky editor's soul -- after all, the internet is full of loopy bullshit, and one more site won't make much difference, even if it does claim that Earth has only one moon because there's only one God -- is the complete and utter lack of proofreading. I don't care how devout you are, run a fucking spelling check on your articles before you presume to put a reference text on the Intarweb.

--- Ajax.
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From:nephthys510
Date:March 15th, 2007 03:11 pm (UTC)
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"A documentary exists starring the American actor Raymond Burr in which a dinosaur menaces mainland Japan, but the veracity of the film is disputed."

Are you suggesting that we help them?

This is a big old sandbox in which to hone our acting and satirist skills.
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From:dustchick
Date:March 15th, 2007 03:52 pm (UTC)
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Aaaahhhhh!!!!
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From:hagdirt
Date:March 15th, 2007 04:51 pm (UTC)
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I like how these conservatives feel they need an "answer" to Wikipedia. Pretty much as if they're saying "Wikipedia isn't batshit-crazy enough for us batshit-crazy folks. Let's put together our OWN version! We'll call it Batshit-Crazypedia! And that way, we can help all those other folks who are now being led astray by the ordinary crazy, the neurotic, and the sane!"

They're probably just pissed cause they kept getting edited out, actually.
From:aaronjv
Date:March 17th, 2007 10:24 am (UTC)
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I can't load the page.

And the whole thing sounds like a joke, like Landover Baptist or the Colbert Report. No one's that stupid who can operate a computer. Right?
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From:essentialsaltes
Date:March 17th, 2007 03:59 pm (UTC)
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Well, I got through, but it looks like Gojira has now been edited out.

Conservapedia has a serious origin, whether or not it has become a joke. It was started by the son of Phyllis Schlafly as some sort of project for homeschoolers.

Journal of No. 118