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    Question about Wikipedia Post on ISU Athletics

    So I'm looking at the ISU athletics page on Wikipedia and there is mention of a "Paul Rhoads" controversy regarding some supposed inflamatory remarks he made in September. It has since been deleted.

    I thought it odd that this would be posted there, since, far as I can remember nothing of the sort happened. Why would someone post something so vile anyway?

    I apologize for not posting what was originally written but don't want to put it into a permanent search record for the web, but also wanted to open a thread to say that someone is out there defaming our school and coach and it makes me sick.


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    Re: Question about Wikipedia Post on ISU Athletics

    Did a little searching around and the only place this turns up is in the wikipedia article. It is a very specific listing and kind of strange. That is why wikepedia needs continual revision to take out inflammatory statements.



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    Re: Question about Wikipedia Post on ISU Athletics

    I was actually the one that deleted it and had to delete it from several pages. Vandalism happens all over Wikipedia and is particularly troublesome in athletics pages. It isn't just hawk fans (as was the case that time) or panther fans, I have had to delete edits made by Cyclone fans. Why, I would never know, but I really wish Wikipedia would do more to punish vandals.



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    Re: Question about Wikipedia Post on ISU Athletics

    Quote Originally Posted by jaretac View Post
    I was actually the one that deleted it and had to delete it from several pages. Vandalism happens all over Wikipedia and is particularly troublesome in athletics pages. It isn't just hawk fans (as was the case that time) or panther fans, I have had to delete edits made by Cyclone fans. Why, I would never know, but I really wish Wikipedia would do more to punish vandals.
    Interesting. When did you delete it? because I just deleted it myself a little bit ago.



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    Re: Question about Wikipedia Post on ISU Athletics

    Quote Originally Posted by LindenCy View Post
    Did a little searching around and the only place this turns up is in the wikipedia article. It is a very specific listing and kind of strange. That is why wikepedia needs continual revision to take out inflammatory statements.
    To be clear, you currently can't find it anywhere on wikipedia correct? Just making sure I didn't miss something.



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    Re: Question about Wikipedia Post on ISU Athletics

    It had been on there for about three weeks, too. Looking at the edit history, the same guy tried something similar a few days before that one and it was reverted.


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    Re: Question about Wikipedia Post on ISU Athletics

    Quote Originally Posted by LindenCy View Post
    So I'm looking at the ISU athletics page on Wikipedia and there is mention of a "Paul Rhoads" controversy regarding some supposed inflamatory remarks he made in September. It has since been deleted.

    I thought it odd that this would be posted there, since, far as I can remember nothing of the sort happened. Why would someone post something so vile anyway?

    I apologize for not posting what was originally written but don't want to put it into a permanent search record for the web, but also wanted to open a thread to say that someone is out there defaming our school and coach and it makes me sick.
    Take a look at that user's previous edits on wikipedia. They include such quality edits as

    "Before Iowa State University became ISU, in 1856, it was in fact a Iowa State Community College, ISCC, dating back to 1849"

    And making "hayden fry" "hayden 'the chosen one' fry"



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    Re: Question about Wikipedia Post on ISU Athletics

    Quote Originally Posted by jaretac View Post
    To be clear, you currently can't find it anywhere on wikipedia correct? Just making sure I didn't miss something.
    I know it is clean on the Iowa State Cyclones entry now, and there was nothing on Rhoads' page. It was VERY inflammatory, beyond just rival smack talk.



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    Re: Question about Wikipedia Post on ISU Athletics

    Quote Originally Posted by LindenCy View Post
    Interesting. When did you delete it? because I just deleted it myself a little bit ago.
    Oct 8, I'm getting sick of continuing to pop up



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    Re: Question about Wikipedia Post on ISU Athletics

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson83 View Post
    Take a look at that user's previous edits on wikipedia. They include such quality edits as

    "Before Iowa State University became ISU, in 1856, it was in fact a Iowa State Community College, ISCC, dating back to 1849"

    And making "hayden fry" "hayden 'the chosen one' fry"
    He also tried to "reference" a blog comment on the Ames Trib website as an article.


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    Re: Question about Wikipedia Post on ISU Athletics

    Quote Originally Posted by sodakjoe View Post
    He also tried to "reference" a blog comment on the Ames Trib website as an article.
    Perhaps that is what it was, but it was basically libel. I wish Wikipedia would take better care of this, but that is one of the major drawbacks of the whole system there. I deleted it, and will probably check back, but it is a shame someone would take it that far. Unfortunately many people read Wikipedia as fact. It is nice for general information, but always should be taken with a grain of salt (as I'm sure all of you know, but I am venting a bit).



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    Re: Question about Wikipedia Post on ISU Athletics

    Quote Originally Posted by sodakjoe View Post
    It had been on there for about three weeks, too. Looking at the edit history, the same guy tried something similar a few days before that one and it was reverted.
    I don't know why I didn't catch this. I get updates everyday when a page I've edited/created gets changed and I always check to make sure they are productive changes.

    With that being said, it hasn't been there for three weeks. It was added on Oct 8 and I reverted it the same day. It was added again on Oct 23 and reverted today. It was only up for 3 days not three weeks.



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    Re: Question about Wikipedia Post on ISU Athletics

    Quote Originally Posted by jaretac View Post
    I don't know why I didn't catch this. I get updates everyday when a page I've edited gets changed and I always check to make sure they are productive changes.

    With that being said, it hasn't been there for three weeks. It was added on Oct 8 and I reverted it the same day. It was added again on Oct 23 and reverted today. It was only up for 3 days not three weeks.
    Thanks for being on top of this. The more Cyclones we have checking these things the better chance we have of defending our school's and coaches' honor.



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    Re: Question about Wikipedia Post on ISU Athletics

    Quote Originally Posted by sodakjoe View Post
    He also tried to "reference" a blog comment on the Ames Trib website as an article.
    That was a fake link to make it look legit.



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    Re: Question about Wikipedia Post on ISU Athletics

    Is it from Rdubbs' IP address?



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