Sunday, September 10, 2006

WikiFoolishness

Rather bizarrely, Wikipedia has the brief article on Jeremy Hoad up for deletion on the grounds that having co-written Blue Angel is not notable (because Wikipedia is of course filled only with people like Kofi Anan) .

If anyone's a member of wikipedia.org could they go along to the page and vote to 'Keep' (click 'Edit Page' and then, if they agree if it's an obvious Keeper, enter *'''Keep''' and a reason at the bottom of the page)?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Jeremy_Hoad

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16 Comments:

Blogger alienvoord said...

And he wrote It's Raining Again! He deserves his own wikipedia.

8:14 pm  
Blogger Stuart Douglas said...

That would be Stew Sheargold - if it had been Jeremy Hoad I'd have simply cut and pated the entire story into Wikipedia and said 'read that then say he's not getting an entry'!

8:29 pm  
Blogger Stuart Douglas said...

I think I just broke your commenst John which weent inot spasm when I tried to enter this:

"I must be misunderstanding this : how can say 'disparage' as one syllable?

Also - 'enuf'? Are you trying to kill me? :-)"

8:33 pm  
Blogger alienvoord said...

ooops about Stewart Sheargold.

No one says that "disparage" is one syllable. Fiske says that no one says "disparage" any more, they say "dis" instead. He attributes this to peoples tendendancy towards monosyllabicism. Or something. My point was that he doesn't know what he's talking about. Jonathan Swift complained about monosyllabic words 300 years ago. English has not descended into monosyllabic words. It just doesn't happen.

As for "enuf" - I'm just trying to simplify some spelling, one mind at a time. :)

12:19 am  
Blogger alienvoord said...

what exactly is the error you got when you tried to comment?

12:21 am  
Blogger alienvoord said...

think I fixed it.

12:56 am  
Blogger Scott Liddell said...

Who's Jeremy Hoad?

9:49 pm  
Blogger Stuart Douglas said...

"Who's Jeremy Hoad?"

Go to Wikipedia and see (and comment on the nonsensical deletion request).

In short, co-author of the best EDA and one of the better sf novels of the last ten years.

12:02 am  
Blogger TimeWarden said...

Question for you Stuart, and all the "Doctor Who" fans who read your blog. Are you going to buy, or have bought for you for Christmas, the series two box set? Whether your answer is yes or no, I'd be interested to know why? My thinking is if we buy it, it suggests we're happy enough with the show for them to continue making it along the same lines as before...

2:14 am  
Blogger Stuart Douglas said...

No, I don't intend to buy the box set (particularly if it''s in the same kind of daft packaging as last year's).

I just don't see myself watching many fo them again any time soon.

I might pick up the vanilla releases cheap on eBay at some point though, simply because Cameron likes the show.

For now the entire series on a single DVD from TvTorrents will do.

5:07 pm  
Blogger SK said...

I'm in a quandry now, because I had intended not to get the box set as, like Stuart, I can't see myself rewatching it -- except, obviously, for 'Girl in the Fireplace'.

Only, a friend came over a couple of weeks ago who hadn't seen any Tennant, so I showed him 'Girl in the Fireplace' -- and discovered that my taped has stretched at several points in the firts half of the episode.

So now what do I do? I do want that episode, but something there is in me that doesn't like buying just a few episodes out of a season. I like complete sets of things.

Hm.

9:40 am  
Blogger Stuart Douglas said...

At thr risk of lynching - bittorrent? If you've taped it once surely downloading is legitimate?

8:48 pm  
Blogger TimeWarden said...

sk... If you have Freeview, couldn't you simply rerecord "The Girl in the Fireplace" from BBC THREE? They are nearly at the end of a second complete rerun of both seasons and are starting the second season again next week.

I recorded them all from BBC1 but, unfortunately or fortunately depending on your point of view, missed the beginnings of both "Girl" (It started early!) and "Army of Ghosts" (It started on time!! Now don't laugh but it followed the football and I expected it to be late after extra time and penalties!!!).

I haven't bothered to rerecord them as I'm not overly keen on either. I've watched the black hole episodes a few times as these I do like, despite obvious attempts by RTD to derail them!

So, I've thought about just buying the vanilla release of those episodes but my Dad has suggested that in five to ten years time I might find myself wanting to see the second series again (seems unthinkable at the moment!) and, therefore, wishing I'd bought the set, as I did with the first series but now wish I hadn't. Life sure is complicated!

12:21 am  
Blogger Stewart M. said...

I'm going to see Geoffrey Beevers live in person performing Hamlet!!! My favourite Master!

4:26 am  
Blogger David said...

Have done so. Big enough achievement definitely - especially as Gary Russell thanking me in Spiral Sractch was seen fit to be mentioned by someone in my wiki entry.

3:34 pm  
Blogger alienvoord said...

I'm going to buy the season 2 box set when it is released in North America because it is AWESOME.

4:54 pm  

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