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Posted: 23 September 2005 05:43 PM   [ Ignore ]
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I’ve been gone for a while while my computer is under repair.  I don’t get to use the computer much, and when I do I spend most of my time cruising wikipedia.  Anyhoo, I’ve created a Museum of Hoaxes Wikipedia Article, but it’s wimpy.  Add some content! (But nothing too zealous).

For those of you missing me (or who noticed I was gone), I’ll probably get my computer back this weekend.

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Posted: 23 September 2005 06:55 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Is it ethical for me to add to a wikipedia entry about my own site? Or would that be considered shameless self-promotion? Anyway, if one were to add to it, one might note that there’s also a book called The Museum of Hoaxes, published in 2002 by Dutton (an imprint of Penguin-Putnam). One might also note that there is no actual Museum building (or would that be giving too much away?).

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Posted: 24 September 2005 10:11 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Alex - 23 September 2005 10:55 PM

Is it ethical for me to add to a wikipedia entry about my own site? Or would that be considered shameless self-promotion? Anyway, if one were to add to it, one might note that there’s also a book called The Museum of Hoaxes, published in 2002 by Dutton (an imprint of Penguin-Putnam). One might also note that there is no actual Museum building (or would that be giving too much away?).

doing it… once I’ve done someone can edit it to sound better. smile

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Posted: 24 September 2005 10:15 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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My things not exactly the longest of entries, but I don’t like writing on Wikipedia. lol.

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Posted: 24 September 2005 12:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Did some editing and added a few things….

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Posted: 24 September 2005 12:44 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Hmmm, we probably need to make sure we meet these criteria....

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The Kruger-Dunning effect is rampant on internet fora.
J. Kruger & D. Dunning (1999), Unskilled and unaware of it: how difficulties in recognizing one’s own incompetence lead to inflated self-assessments. J Pers Soc Psychol. 77, 1121-1134

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Posted: 24 September 2005 02:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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thanks LaMa, you made it sound much better! smile

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Posted: 24 September 2005 05:10 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Here are some things we might be able to use for the wikipedia entry.

The Bunk Stops Here An interview with Alex Boese, curator of the Museum of Hoaxes
From SFGate.com
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/gate/archive/2002/12/19/aboese.DTL

Museum-of-Hoaxes highlights online gullibility
From USA Today
http://www.usatoday.com/tech/2001-08-16-net-interest.htm

April Fools’ Special: History’s Hoaxes
From National Geographic News
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2003/03/0331_030401_aprilfool.html
Look for Alex on page 2 (Swiss Spaghetti Harvest)

If I find anymore I will add them to this list.

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