Talk:Communications committee/Archive/2011

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Error in UK Daily Mail article regarding Christina Aguilera

Christina Aguilera FLUBS the lines to the National Anthem at the Super Bowl - by singing botched lyrics found on Wikipedia

The article is blaming Wikipedia for the error in Aguilera's lyrics at the Superbowl, implying that she read a vandalised version of the article before her rendition.

However, the vandalised version (as cited in the article) was actually this one, added *after* her performance and reverted eight minutes later, so Wikipedia had nothing to do with it. I think we should look into contacting the Daily Mail as this kind of press isn't very good for the encyclopedia. Thanks Amakuru 10:27, 7 February 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for highlighting this. Wikimedia UK has been in touch with the Daily Mail to request a correction. Mike Peel 06:15, 8 February 2011 (UTC)
I've mentioned your request in a story about the affair for the upcoming (February 14) issue of the Signpost. Did you get a reaction? Regards, HaeB 23:01, 12 February 2011 (UTC)
After a lot of chasing, I believe that the Daily Mail have updated their article, but it's still incorrect. There's not much more we can do now, so we're letting this drop... Mike Peel 12:04, 14 February 2011 (UTC)
Oh well, you can only do so much, I guess, and hopefully this is a small enough incident (and will be forgotten soon enough) that it won't damage our reputation too much. I was amused by Jimbo's comments on Daily Mail sources... maybe we need a new template to flag articles containing Daily Mail sources as references :) Thanks Amakuru 15:58, 14 February 2011 (UTC)
Here is a version archived on February 9 by WebCite: [1]. At first glance, I don't see any changes; in any case the incorrect statements about Wikipedia are still there. Regards, HaeB 19:09, 14 February 2011 (UTC)

132.3.33.68

I've checkuserblock'ed this IP on enwp, that is owned by the USAF. Staff should be able to easily verify the problem making this necessary. Courcelles 19:41, 16 November 2011 (UTC)

Thanks, Courcelles. Good block. Philippe (WMF) 20:11, 16 November 2011 (UTC)

78.40.233.11

I have CU blocked 78.40.233.11@en.wiki for a period of three months as it is being used solely by a long term banned user. The IP address appears to belong to the Staffordshire County Council Infrastructure. Tiptoety talk 09:43, 31 December 2011 (UTC)

Thank you. :) Philippe (WMF) 12:52, 31 December 2011 (UTC)