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    Hoopy Frood
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    Someone Vandalized Wikipedia

    Went to Wikipedia and did a search on Aha (band I wanted to read on) and was greeted with this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aha (Might not display correctly in Firefox in which case you'll need to use I.E.)

    As far as I can tell, it's only this one page. Other searches I do come up normal. Anyone else seeing this on other searches?

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    I can get IE to pull up the WIKI site but, i cant get it to goto the "aha" page at all... and when i use firefox i cant even pull the WIKI site up. it wont load at all. but, if i click on the link you posted above I CAN get to the aha page on wiki. weird huh?

    edit/ btw when i click on that link you posted it takes me to the same page you took a screen shot of but, all the jibberish is gone im using IE (since it wont work in firefox) and i dont see it
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    Yeah, that's too bad. I was wondering when the Wikipedia was going to get defaced, though. Seems that it's vulnerable to something like this. 'Course, I'm skeptical of the content on it (reference n3td3v's link in IT Security) and use other sources to verify.

    In this case, I'd suspect that the vandal targetted this particular reference because they didn't like the band, or this particular entry was on a system that still had to update for the recent Wiki-oriented patch?

    A Google of the band also brings up a UK Amazon.com listing that indicates the Cd is copy protected. Maybe this is another motive for the vandalizm.

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    Hoopy Frood
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    It is fixed now.

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    T̙͓̞̣̯ͦͭͅͅȂͧͭͧ̏̈͏̖̖Z̿ ͆̎̄
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    Hi xierox,

    Bound to happen when anyone can edit it...I'm surprised it doesn't happen more often.

    Hi The Texan,

    I use Firefox and have no problem connecting to the site.

    Hi rapier57,

    Agreed...I take everything it says with a grain of salt...it's a good site but not a good reference site, because it can so easily be edited to include false or misleading information according to a person's own prejudices/bias.

    Eg

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    For anyone who thinks wikipidia is not a good source of reference, take a look here:

    http://www.arrse.co.uk/wiki/index.php/Main_Page

    Viewer beware, here in lies alot of ribold Humor
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    T̙͓̞̣̯ͦͭͅͅȂͧͭͧ̏̈͏̖̖Z̿ ͆̎̄
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    Hi jinxy,

    Better hide that site from the Spec and this one too...

    http://www.poopreport.com/phpBB/index.php
    The PoopReport Forums :: Index

    or...maybe he's already a member

    Eg

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    Regal Making Handler
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    Originally posted here by Egaladeist
    Hi jinxy,

    Better hide that site from the Spec : and this one too...

    http://www.poopreport.com/phpBB/index.php
    The PoopReport Forums :: Index

    or...maybe he's already a member

    Eg
    LMAO, and that is at the user names only

    How the hell did you find that, Eg..............You stalking spec?
    What happens if a big asteroid hits the Earth? Judging from realistic simulations involving a sledge hammer and a common laboratory frog, we can assume it will be pretty bad. - Dave Barry

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    T̙͓̞̣̯ͦͭͅͅȂͧͭͧ̏̈͏̖̖Z̿ ͆̎̄
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    Hi jinxy,

    I found it one day to offer it as an alternative site for the Spec...but...the thread got closed and he got banned...again...before I could use it

    Feel free to offer it up the next time if I don't get to it first

    Eg

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    Jinxy you owe me a keyboard for http://www.arrse.co.uk/wiki/index.php/Main_Page.
    Mine is now full of coffee.

    I hit the random link landed on Mlaaar! and it all went downhill from there.

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