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Conservapedia

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by WaylonJennings, Jun 28, 2007.

  1. Apparently conservatives think Wikipedia has a liberal bias and have started their own wiki site.

    Some highlights:

    http://www.conservapedia.com/Hillary_Clinton

    When the Clintons left the White House, they were accused of taking furniture that belonged not to them, but to the White House.[20] Stealing is a violation of the ten commandments, regardless of the circumstances.

    http://www.conservapedia.com/Homosexuality

    Homosexuality is an immoral sexual lifestyle between members of the same sex. It is more than simply a sexual act, it is going beyond the boundaries that God has setup for marriage; one man and one woman.

    http://www.conservapedia.com/Michael_Moore

    Michael Moore (born April 23, 1954) is a left wing filmmaker who views on politics and America are best summed up by his quotes:[1]

    "Clinton was a pretty good president for a Republican."
    "I like America to some extent."


    http://www.conservapedia.com/Evolution

    The theory of evolution has been influential in regards to Social Darwinism, Nazism, Communism, and racism.

    http://www.conservapedia.com/Global_warming

    As we learn more about climate, the "settled" conclusions of global-warming alarmists appear more ridiculous.
     
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  3. Idaho

    Idaho Active Member

    stop embarrassing me, idiots
     
  4. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Active Member

    Good to see you bringing the art, F_B. I haven't noticed as much of that lately. As usual, quality work.
     
  5. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    I saw this referenced on "Back in Black" on TDS last night.

    Very nice segment.
     
  6. bostonbred

    bostonbred Guest

    the site is good for a few laughs, ill give it that.
     
  7. IU90

    IU90 Member

    Lord help us.

    I'm curious from a legal standpoint, aren't there any infringement issues with the way they were clearly copying wikipedia's format in their entries (not to mention spoofing the name)? You think wiki consented to this?
     
  8. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    I decided to look up something wikipedia-style mundane. I looked up Wisconsin.

    It was funny. It lists the Wisconsin sports teams, then goes into a lengthy breakdown of Wisconsin's abortion rate.

    It's like having Sean Hannity read the World Book Encyclopedia to me.
     
  9. No love for the LaFollettes, I'm guessing.
     
  10. JR

    JR Active Member

    And here are the Conservapedia Commandments (not Rules, Commandments)

    1) Everything you post must be true and verifiable. Do not copy from Wikipedia[1] or elsewhere unless it was your original work.

    2)Always cite and give credit to your sources,[2] even if in the public domain. Conservapedia's Manual of Style assists new wiki users on how to put footnotes in an article.

    3) Edits/new pages must be family-friendly, clean, concise, and without gossip or foul language.

    4)When referencing dates based on the approximate birth of Jesus, give appropriate credit for the basis of the date (B.C. or A.D.). "BCE" and "CE" are unacceptable substitutes because they deny the historical basis. See CE.

    5) Do not post personal opinion on an encyclopedia entry. Opinions can be posted on Talk:pages or on debate or discussion pages. Advertisements are prohibited.

    6)The operation of unauthorized wiki-bots is prohibited.[3]

    7) Unproductive activity, such as 90% talk and only 10% quality edits, may result in blocking of the account
     
  11. Mighty_Wingman

    Mighty_Wingman Active Member

    Speaking in my capacity as a Jew, this seems totally reasonable.
     
  12. Being a Jew is a "capacity"?
     
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