Talk:Wikipedia victim of onslaught of April Fool's jokes
- LOL @ Wikipedia -- 18:42, 1 April 2006 (UTC)
Mis-spelling in quotations
user:Shane did write "cashes" but meant caches. Should it be invisibly corrected or [sic] added?
- I only changed the quotations to clearly paraphrase jargon that I didn't expect a non-Wikipedian readership to understand, such as "[biased]" for "POV". There are arguments for and against correcting spelling mistakes. On the one hand, it makes people look stupid to leave them as they stand. (Print newspapers will remove hesitations and mistakes from verbal quotations for this reason.) On the other hand, it's modifying what people actually said/wrote, and makes us less credible if we are being seen to silently modify things. Uncle G 13:50, 1 Apr 2005 (UTC)
The following was added by 22.214.171.124:
- "I'm wondering if it wouldn't be easier to lock the Wikipedia database once it is 12:00am GMT-12, and unlock it when it is 12:01am GMT+12." said Wikipedia contributor Spe88.
- Spe88 later added: "It should be best to do this every year."
You forgot to ligature it!
In the article you wrote 'encyclopaedia', and you obviously meant to ligature it. KirbyMeister 02:12, 2 Apr 2005 (UTC)
Spanish-language Wikinews prank
As some of you may know, on December 28 Iberoamericans (except Brazil) commemorate the Massacre of the Innocents with pranks. Spanish-language Wikinews features an article about a supposed BP acquisition by PDVSA, as the Spanish-language Wikipedia presents an article about the Krill War. 126.96.36.199 16:10, 28 December 2005 (UTC)