Conservapedia sysop and everybody’s favourite swabbie, Brian Macdonald, aka Karajou, appears to have another bee in his bonnet. These happen now and again and he switches from “block-everything-that-breathes” mode into “Oh-wait-this-can-be-so-much-more-than-an-I-hate-Obama-wingnuts-club” mode and realises the he’s supposed to be working on an encyclopaedia.
Sadly, as with all things Conservapedia, this is usually fatally flawed, as witnessed with he earlier valiant attempt to record the battles of the Civil War. Before the ADD kicked in and the project was shelved, leaving CP’s “wanted pages” cluttered with unwritten articles contained in the various templates, all you got was a template listing the bare essentials and a précis of the battle – copied directly from the National Park Service website. Here’s an example – complete with a template full of red links. No wonder their “wanted pages” section appears to have fallen over, or been removed. Either way, it might have helped as a quick reference, or a starting point, but it’s certainly not an encyclopaedic entry on the battle.
One assumes that the project stalled because certain battlefields aren’t managed by the NPS and so Kara wasn’t able to just copy/paste the info and couldn’t be bothered to think/do some research/write/whatever.
However, since then, he’s had another brainwave – Conservapedia needs more birds. Of the feathered variety – human females should be at home baking cookies, not editing the Boys’ Club Hate Blog…
However, Brian has poured his heart and soul into the project – literally. His last 500 or so edits have been primarily focussed on creating articles on all the birds of the world. There’s only one slight problem…
The articles are about as useful as birth control in the Vatican. (Ok, maybe a bad analogy.) Seriously though – all he’s done is throw together an incomplete template, which provides info on the Kingdom, Phylum and Class. But even most of those are red-linked, so you won’t know what those names actually mean.
What you won’t learn, however, is what the bird looks like, where it lives and what it eats. Nor, from which post-Flood baramin it’s evolved. Even the scientific name is buried right at the end of the template.
And this from a man who once famously told an editor that because he did not possess a degree in “encyclopaedia science” he was in no position to say what was or was not encyclopaedic. Looking at this latest cluster-fuck, I’d strongly suggest Brian take such a course… if it exists.