Forum:William Riker needs a rewrite?

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The William Riker article started nicely but it just turned in to a page of text that's too random to be funny. I'm thinking of rewriting it, continuing the theme of Riker being a real person. I'd include the following topics.

His military record His political affiliations His role in the war on terror

Do you think it's a decent idea or better to leave the article as is? The original author hasn't touched it for some time and later contributions have just added to the randomness but failed to add much funny to it.

Could be I'm just not drunk enough to appreciate the original article so I'll have some beers and read it later tonight. Suggestions are welcome since this'd be my first article.

Concernedresident 17:44, 18 August 2007 (UTC)

  1. Go to the page's discussion page and ask if anyone minds if you do a rewrite.
  2. Do the rewrite under your userpage (eg: User:Concernedresident/William Riker)
  3. If no one says no after a week or two, copy your version over the existing one (put "rewrited", which isn't actually a word, in the edit summary.
  4.  ???
  5. Profit! Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 18:07, 18 August 2007 (UTC)
  • The article as it stands is randumb cruft. There have been no substantial edits since February (people added and deleted templates later). Rewrite the page. Just do it. ----OEJ 18:12, 18 August 2007 (UTC)


Cheers, I thought it was looking a bit like a Sokal hoax. I'll do what Modusoperandi suggested since it looks like there's profit involved.

Appreciate the advice.

Concernedresident 18:19, 18 August 2007 (UTC)

Don't listen to Modus. He's Canadian. SpacerSpacerPremierTomMayfairChe RedPhone Unsoc Hammer and sickle
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Don't listen to Tom. He looks like this. Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 18:36, 18 August 2007 (UTC)

Dad? Why did you leave me and mummy?

Concernedresident 19:23, 18 August 2007 (UTC)

Spoiler alert, he's gay.-Sir Ljlego, GUN VFH FIYC WotM SG WHotM PWotM AotM EGAEDM ANotM + (Talk) 14:43, 19 August 2007 (UTC)
Also, for the record, you can't do things like
Factoid 1
Hey mom, look!  It's a factoid!
Yo momma look like a factiod.
because it comes out as

Factoid 1 Hey mom, look! It's a factoid! Yo momma look like a factiod.

As you can see, this is undesirable. Instead, do this:
Factoid 1<br />
Hey mom, look!  It's a factoid!<br />
Yo momma look like a factiod.<br />
Which becomes

Factoid 1
Hey mom, look! It's a factoid!
Yo momma look like a factiod.

Huzzah!-Sir Ljlego, GUN VFH FIYC WotM SG WHotM PWotM AotM EGAEDM ANotM + (Talk) 14:45, 19 August 2007 (UTC)
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