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removing Buzzfeed[change source]

Hey Osiris! Welcome back. I noticed that somebody removed a ref for BuzzFeed on Susan Lucci. Could you tell me about that? Angela Maureen (talk) 17:31, 16 January 2016 (UTC)

Hi Angela! :) BuzzFeed is a difficult source to work with. It has had problems with plagiarism, and research has shown that people don't trust it [1] as a source for politics. But it's recently been trying to reinvent itself as a source of real journalism, so for more current articles I think it probably depends on the individual author. There are some pretty reputable journalists working for BuzzFeed now (Ben Smith, McKay Coppins). But there are still writers on that site that clearly don't care about fact-checking, and some of the articles are wildly sensationalist in tone.
The issues with sourcing and fact-checking seem to be particularly prevalent in its lists, like the one that I removed. The author of that Republicans list that I removed, is hugely prolific when it comes to lists, but it's been demonstrated several times that he gets the information from less-than-reputable (or blatantly unreliable) sources, like celebrity gossip websites, IMDb and Wikipedia. He often plagiarises the content as well.[2][3][4]NOTE Since BuzzFeed has started taking itself seriously, he's had nearly half of his lists deleted.[5] I don't know where he got the information for that particular list, but the issues with it are fairly self-evident. He lists LL Cool J as a Republican because he performed at a Republican convention in 2004; but Google will bring up several sources, including tweets from LL Cool J himself, revealing that he supported Barack Obama that year. Back to the BuzzFeed list, I scroll through the comments section and see multiple people dissenting claims about so-and-so; I check Sarah Michelle Gellar against Google and she herself dismisses the claims that she's a Republican in a tweet.
Maybe I might not be so strict on our other articles, but on a BLP for a person's political affiliation, that's really going against policy. We need high-quality sources for BLPs, and especially so for such controversial claims.
Thanks for the welcome back! Good to see you still editing. Osiris (talk) 04:02, 17 January 2016 (UTC)

Greetings[change source]

Osiris well your name if you are speaking about the Egyptian God his name is Asar' the greek terms is Osiris unfortunately while studying Egyptian culture you have to first refer to Kemet, Unfortunate that you don't understand that. While I will try to help the miseducation that is only wiki media I do like some of the pictures down loads they are good to use. And to give a contribution it will happen in the near future. The miss education of our Ancestors is a credit to the study of the culture and life studies of the people whom formed the earth. And thank you very kindly. Peace well if you know really Hotep' Ashe'... Djoserraasaraset 06:08, 19 January 2016 (UTC)

I was not really sure what you meant by the "Ra dynasty"...? I think you mean to say that he was closely associated with Ra. It's also speculation to say that his name is the origin of "amen". I didn't realise that was an actual theory, but I see that it is, albeit an extreme minority one. Please provide some sources. Osiris (talk) 07:32, 19 January 2016 (UTC)

what a NOOOOB[change source]

LOL! Don't worry, we'll keep you anyway! --Auntof6 (talk) 06:30, 27 January 2016 (UTC)

I hope you're sure about that, I will probably break something. ;) Osiris (talk) 06:32, 27 January 2016 (UTC)

An invitation to discussion at Wikimedia Commons[change source]

You were involved on an issue. Therefore, I invite you to commons:COM:Undeletion requests/Current requests#File:Aboriginal Flag 02.jpg. --George Ho (talk) 19:12, 28 January 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for the note. Osiris (talk) 10:29, 29 January 2016 (UTC)

I exist![change source]

The topic says it all, I still exist! Good to be back :) --Yottie =talk= 20:03, 11 February 2016 (UTC)

Yot!!! Good to have you back. I'm pretty sure I saw you editing the other day, but I didn't realise you'd ever gone AWOL because I had too until recently, for a lot of the same time. Have you been doing good? Thanks for organising a weekend. Osiris (talk) 03:48, 12 February 2016 (UTC)