Wikipedia : Lamest Edit Wars

From the folks at Open Source Living comes a link to a Wikipedia page about… Wikipedia pages.  Specifically the Lamest Edit Wars on Wikipedia pages.  The list contains some thought-provoking debates, and some truly trivial arguments.

Some highlights of debates that became a big deal in Wikipedia lore:

  • Compact Disc or Compact disc?
  • J.K. Rowling.  Rhymes with “rolling” or “howling”.  Apparently it doesn’t matter how she pronounces it.
  • Color/Flavor vs. Colour/Flavour… etc.
  • Star Wars:  Is the Death Star 120km or 160km in diameter?  Darth Vader and Anakin Skywalker – one character or two?  Which came first, Episode IV or Episode I?
  • Daylight Saving Time or Daylight Savings Time?
  • Was Fred G. Sanford an “irascible curmudgeon” or merely “irritable”?


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