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People absolutely ruin Elon Musk’s Wikipedia page after he asks them to

Published: 16/Aug/2020 13:45

by Joe Craven

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Eccentric billionaire Elon Musk is back up to his internet antics, asking his millions of Twitter followers to ruin his Wikipedia profile – to the point of the page being locked. 

Elon Musk made his name off tech success, owning and operating Tesla. However, his internet profile has transcended his financial career, amassing millions of followers on social media because of his eccentricity and bizarre behavior.

Back in May, he wiped $14 billion off his own company’s value with one single tweet. While his latest tweet certainly did no harm to his Tesla stocks, it did some surface-level damage to his Wikipedia page.

Elon Musk smiling
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Musk is known for his eccentricity and eclectic tweets.

On August 16, Musk tweeted: “Please trash me on Wikipedia, I’m begging you.” The reasons for his demands were not clear, but fans were only too happy to oblige.

In fact, so many fans flocked to his Wikipedia page to virtually vandalize it, that the page quickly became locked and uneditable.

One fan, for example, edited the page to describe Musk as a “piece of sh*t”, and joked that “all major wars, diseases and financial disasters can of the last century can be directly attributed to Mr. Musk or one of his companies.”

Elon Musk edited Wikipedia page
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The bizarre edit from Musk’s Wikipedia.

However, the number of people flocking to edit the Tech billionaire’s page caused Wikipedia to quickly lock it to prevent untrue edits. Many Twitter followers were left disappointed after going to edit the page and being denied access.

User’s started getting a warning that the page had been protected to prevent vandalism.

It’s no surprise that Musk’s page was quickly protected, with Wikipedia being one of the world’s most used sources for celebrity profiles. It’s fair to assume that blaming Musk for all the wars, diseases and financial disasters in the world probably falls some way short of their standards.

Just another day with Elon Musk on Twitter.

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Twitch streamer confronts DoorDash driver after console war trash talk

Published: 24/Nov/2020 19:33 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 19:42

by Michael Gwilliam

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Console wars are nothing new to video game enthusiasts. From schoolyard debates to forum threads 500 pages deep, console loyalists have fought tooth and nail since the dawn of time. Now, the battleground has shifted with even DoorDash drivers getting in on the action against customers.

During a Twitch broadcast, streamer Jameskii was playing Minecraft while waiting for DoorDash to deliver his order. Suddenly, he received a text message on his phone.

“Hold on, is my drink here?” he wondered as he grabbed his mobile device. “Oh my God! Oh my God!”

As the streamer stared down at his phone, he could hardly contain his disbelief at the message he received from the driver.

“My food delivery guy just messaged me ‘Xbox is trash as f**k,” he laughed. “I’m not kidding. My f**king DoorDash just messaged me. It says, ‘Hello, DoorDash has arrived with your order’ and the next message is ‘Xbox is trash as f**k.’”

As it turns out, the driver actually tried to call the streamer, but when Jameskii didn’t pick up, he felt the need to trash talk Xbox.

Despite all this confusion and the out of context attack on Microsoft’s console, Jameskii wondered if he should call the driver back.

“Say yeah, PlayStation is better, woo!” his friend suggested as the streamer began to redial the number.

Eventually, someone on the other end picked up. “Alright, what did you say about Xbox?” Jameskii asked point-blank.

After a few moments of silence, the driver doubled down on his earlier comment and shouted, “F**k Xbox!”

The remark had the streamer in stitches and made him burst out laughing at the absurdity of the whole situation.

While console wars have a long history dating beyond even the 90s when Nintendo and Sega duked it out, it’s unlikely that the phenomenon ever reached a point where delivery drivers partake. It just goes to show that we’re living in a strange timeline.