Reasons Why You Know Wikipedia Has Gotten Too Large For Its Own Good #47


Anyone who has even a passing familiarity with our friends over at Wikipedia probably knows that Wikipedia likes to organize information into "categories" which are somewhat similar to the "metanodes" that used to be so common here at E2 once upon a time, back when people still thought we were trying to be a sort of Wikipedia (before anyone knew what a Wikipedia was).

Many of these "categories" take the forms of "lists" of various random things, eg "List of Women Writers," "List of Astronauts," "List of Famous Samurai" etc. But today I stumbled on this:


List of People Who Have Been Pied
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_people_who_have_been_pied


This list is an apparent attempt to eventually list all people who have ever been pied anywhere in the world at any point in time, complete with their position, the date, the place, the event, and the person who did the pieing.

Of course this being Wikipedia, only pieings with a footnoted source are welcome.

I'm not sure whether to laugh or cry.

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