Title Says It All, more or less. Has that great repository of facts great and small ever let you down?
I wiki’ed the band “walker and jay” just yesterday and nothing came up.
They’re playing at a festival in B-mo this summer, and I know I’ve heard them before. I wiki’ed them to try to figure out where.
There are lots of animal and plant species articles that are nonexistant, especially in Paleontology. Or they are a one or two sentence stub.
Take a look at this list of Pleistocene Mammals:
Only 107 entries.
Wikipedia is still in its infancy.
1918 US Open - they have plenty of other golf tournaments, and plenty of other Opens, but the coolest and most interesting one, nope.
The bands Gli Amici di Roland and Senzabenza.
I thought “If any place can tell me what the heck ‘Frodo Lives’ actually means, Wikipedia can.” Nope.
Other things that are missing are a lot of scientific articles. A lot of them are there, of course, but a lot isn’t.
No Wiki article on the seminal string band (and skit comedy troup) The Skillet Lickers or on mysterious member Fate Norris, whose chief claim to fame after parting company with the group was as a one-man-band.
I may have to remedy that one of these days, since I have a lot of information on each, including fairly complete biographical info on Norris.
The Skillet Lickers (along with a few other string bands recording in the 1920s) were a huge influence on the later development of bluegrass music, and were one of the earliest commercially successful country music recording acts.
It’s very limited in its coverage of hentai.
Hell yeah. Lots of Indian-type stuff. I only say because there is a lot of Indian stuff they do have.
I’ll be darned if I can think of any examples off-hand though, but I know a lot of history, foods, and people from Indian culture are missing.
I’m constantly running into some little corner for which there’s no Wikipedia entry. For example, yesterday I discovered there’s no article on Utah’s Hole-in-the-Rock trail. In this case, no big loss to me since I already know a fair amount about it.
There’s no entry for Don Robertson, one of my favorite writers. He was quite prolific, his books were Book of the Month Club selections, Stephen King published one of his titles, and he was short-listed for the National Book Award.
There was a stub but no article on a radio station in Canada from my youth, so I wrote one.
I started four articles when I went there to get information on them and couldn’t find any entry.
So write it!
There’s no Wikipedia mention of Verne Beatrice “Jackie” Mitchell, a 17-year-old high school student who signed a contract to play baseball for the Chattanooga Lookouts, a Class AA minor league team. Five days later, on April 2, 1931, she pitched against the New York Yankees in an exhibition game. In front of 4,000 fans, she struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig.
This feat led to the commissioner of baseball’s banning women from minor league baseball, a ban which lasted about sixty years.
Well, jeez, I can tell you that (as can a bunch of other Dopers, I’ll warrant), if you really want to know. But I doubt if I’ll update Wikipedia with the info, since I have no idea how.
I find when it’s claimed that something is the first example of a phrase, I can often find it wrong doing a search in gutenberg.org.
There are a number of Wikipedia entries involving naval actions in WW2, and they mention the opening of sea vents for the purpose of scuttling. Any explanation or article about what sea vents are, what they do, etc.? Nope.
I am shocked that Monte Pittman doesn’t have his own entry, especially as he has a bit of a cult following among Madonnaistas. I would write one, but I don’t have the know-how.
There’s no article on Dr. Stanley J. Sarnoff, which is really a shame, because he was quite a remarkable man. I had the pleasure of working for his company in the mid-late 80s just prior to his death, and I can tell you he was highly admired and respected by everyone who knew and worked with him.
I’ve kept several sites bookmarked over the years, thinking someday I’d take the time to write an article myself, but still haven’t managed to get around to it.
A very brief and utterly incomplete biography from the website of his Foundation.
More very incomplete background info.
That’s really all that’s out there. And there’s so much more about this man that’s worthy of note, too!