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8.5% of Wikipedia has been created by one man and his bot

By Scorpus ยท 7 replies
Jul 16, 2014
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  1. A single Swedish man and his article-writing bot are responsible for creating 2.7 million articles on Wikipedia, or 8.5% of the entire collection of entries available on the online encyclopedia.

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  2. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Editor Posts: 2,251   +1,304

    Cute couple, they play Wikijepordy on weekends for fun (Swedish edition of course).
     
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  3. misor

    misor TS Evangelist Posts: 1,188   +209

    afaik, there is only 1 national language: Filipino, no other variants.
    citizens of the Philippines are also called Filipinos (plural), Filipino (singular), Filipina (if female but I personally disagree with this feminization)

    if by what the author means is Philippine dialects, then there are many. tagalog dialect (main language in Luzon) and Cebuano (main language used in the Visayas and Mindanao)

    please don't tell me that at nighttime he is the BATMAN . :)
     
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2014
  4. Rippleman

    Rippleman TS Guru Posts: 619   +220

    I know a couple dozen Filipinos from various sections and all say the national language is Tagalog.
     
  5. misor

    misor TS Evangelist Posts: 1,188   +209

    The national language is Filipino, the bulk of which is based on Tagalog. some words derived from Cebuano (also called Bisaya), Chabacano (Spanish-based dialect from the zamboanga peninsula), and other dialects are now incorporated into our national language.

    then they need to back to grade one as they did not know even the most basic information.

    the info below will only be understood by Filipinos:
    battle of the brainless:
    mc: national hero of the Philippines? clue: J.R.
    contestant: jeric raval?
    mc: no, he's a doctor
    contestant: doctor jeric raval!
    mc: no, he's already dead.
    contestant: what? jeric raval is already dead?
     
  6. ddg4005

    ddg4005 TS Guru Posts: 364   +49

    He is.
     
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  7. Scorpus

    Scorpus TechSpot Staff Topic Starter Posts: 1,920   +202

    Thanks for the correction :)
     
  8. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,486   +966

    This is absolutely insane! Very clever on his part to create a bot that can do that... props to him.
     

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