Monday, June 15, 2009

FALSE INFORMATION ON WIKIPEDIA

This has been brought to my attention after reading some recent emails in 'Ask Stella' column.

If you go to Wikipedia and look up Winx Club and specifically go to the character page, you might find character profiles for these: Stoudmire and Devilrus. THESE ARE NOT REAL CHARACTERS NOR WILL THEY APPEAR IN SEASON FOUR OR FIVE ANYTIME SOON. This is a hoax and has been going on for at least a year now because I know, I've seen these profiles before.

For those who are completely lost, here's what is basically happening: Some guy with too much free time and no life is editing and ADDING FALSE IMFORMATION to the character pages for who-knows-what reasons.

Also, you do NOT need an account on Wikipedia to edit the pages for the Winx Club. ONLY select topics cannot be edited by non-members for the sake and value of knowledge (that meaning scientific, medical or major historical topics). Even I can edit the pages and I've done it before. Actually, I've edited out the Stoudmire and Devilrus profiles out of the pages a few times prior to this post but that person keeps coming back to add it in. Obviously, this person has no life. Funny thing is, s/he isn't doesn't have an account and I even tracked his/hers IP address. Not very hard. (Check it out for yourself: recent changes by 218.186.10.237)

You'll also notice that not only are people adding Devilrus and Stoudmire to the pages but are also editing the usually pink Winx Club quick menu attached to bottom of every page pertaining to Winx Club. A notable example is that someone keeps adding Tom and Jerry movie titles in it as its own row/column.

Lastly, NEVER trust Wikipedia. I'm pretty sure your high school/college/university teachers have hammered this into your minds to never use Wikipedia as a primary source of research. Do you see their reason? Anyone can edit Wikipedia and they won't always be doing it with the best of intentions.

Phoebe: I remember reading character profiles on Wikipedia, and Sky's followed along the lines of this: "Sky's the cool one of the group, except his hair is ugly and he always has his stupid mop-head in everything!". I got my Wikipedia account just so I could fix that, but some other fans beat me to it.

44 comments:

  1. people are so annoying sometimes.....

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  2. I dont know why are they doing such things...Awfull!!!

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  3. Thanx 4 warrning!!!

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  4. oh.. thanks i was reading that and was confused... but i'm still confused on what blooms 'oppisite power' is, shadow fire, or waterstars?

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  5. First of all, understand that the Dragonfire is neither good or evil. That is determined by the person who possesses the Dragonfire such as Bloom or Darkar. The Waterstars are the universal opposing force to the Dragonfire. Bloom and Darkar are only opposites in the sense that they both have the Dragonfire but use it in different ways that the other would not.

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  6. darkar doesn't have dragonfire baltor does

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  7. Tnx 4 warning,I saw recent changes by this pig...S/He ruined so many pages...

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  8. There are villains everywhere,and on internet,but where are villains,there are heroes...You are internet heroe!

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  9. Y THE HECK WOULD SOMEONE DO THAT?
    they are freaks.

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  10. That is really annoying!

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  11. Before there are also false episodes in Season 4 in Wikipedia, about Tecna's Destiny? But in the real episode list of Season 4, it didn't quite concentrated on Tecna

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  12. Oh!How rude,thank you for the warning anyways sweetie!And Stella,can I borrow your eyeshadow for the Welcome Back party in Alfea?

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  13. This article says it all, really:

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