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SpinnerofDetroit
GOLD Member since Oct 2009

SpinnerofDetroit

All High Dude, Ruler of What You Want
Location: Trenton, MI, USA

Total posts: 2280
Posted:I got bored and went on Wikipedia and I found out that Wikipedia has no pages for any of our famous spinners, for example, no Nick Woolsey or Meenik, no Thomas Johansson or Nevisoul, no Alien Jon. They're just not there. You think with all of these spinners that look up to people like this, at least ONE of them would have a Wikipedia page!

The only luck is bad luck.

Shut up before I stall my poi up your ass grin

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Fire_Moose
SILVER Member since May 2007

Fire_Moose

Elusive and Bearded
Location: Scottsdale, AZ, USA

Total posts: 3597
Posted:it's a do-ocracy

O.B.E.S.E.

Owned by Mynci!

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Seaspray


Seaspray

stranger by the day
Location: At the Back of the North Wind

Total posts: 924
Posted:There are some things that can't stay up on Wikipedia. Think I remember a vague furor over detailed articles on webcomics and webcomic characters a while back... not sure if I'm making this up or not though

Just a dancer in the dark

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Dr.Babs
SILVER Member since Apr 2009

Dr.Babs

20% more: DIET ASBESTOS
Location: Lower Mantle, USA

Total posts: 34
Posted:What is the point of making celebrities out of these spinners?

I admit that the videos created by these people have helped me grasp some concepts and understand certain patterns/moves. Raising them to some sort of celeb/deity status doesn't make spinning any more fun or interesting.

Like Poje said, it's a do-ocracy. It is everyone's responsibility to keep moving poi (and all skill toys etc) into new and progressive territories.



no disrespect, but ya' dig?


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aston
SILVER Member since Dec 2007

aston

Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
Location: South Africa

Total posts: 4061
Posted:Originally Posted By: SeasprayThere are some things that can't stay up on Wikipedia. Think I remember a vague furor over detailed articles on webcomics and webcomic characters a while back... not sure if I'm making this up or not though


You are not. The argument over this was based around the concept of notability. Apparently some webcomics (including long running ones such as Schlock Mercenary) were not notable enough.

So was a certain Tom Smith who has won a bunch of awards in the filk and dementia music scene.

I am sure that they will see this in exactly the same light.

On the gripping hand, there are some jugglers noted, but I am not sure that it is entirely the same, since we have no competitions and are a smaller community anyway. There are no official standards within the poi world. At least that I know of.

Maybe a Notable Spinners page could work, but you will also need glowstringers and similar.


'We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad." [said the Cat.]
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: , United Kingdom

Total posts: 15414
Posted:Originally Posted By: Dr.BabsWhat is the point of making celebrities out of these spinners?

"Thank you thank you thank you thank you" is all I have to say.


smile


We are people.
The average person on the street doesn't give two sh1ts about a hobbyist.

Don't make a Wiki article, or I'll vandalise it. tongue2


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MikefromGlos
SILVER Member since Jul 2006

MikefromGlos

Hitman
Location: Gloucester England

Total posts: 985
Posted:make a wiki one i wanna see ucfo vandlize it just to see what he would do lol wink

he he i am mike the amazing gloscircus person who is mike.

Officaly an exception to the Poi Boys are Girls Thing

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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: , United Kingdom

Total posts: 15414
Posted:Probably replace every word in the article with "poo".

grin


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Dr.Babs
SILVER Member since Apr 2009

Dr.Babs

20% more: DIET ASBESTOS
Location: Lower Mantle, USA

Total posts: 34
Posted:Originally Posted By: UnscrupulousChavOffersFootProbably replace every word in the article with "poo".

grin

aww I know you could do better than that hahaha grin


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SpinnerofDetroit
GOLD Member since Oct 2009

SpinnerofDetroit

All High Dude, Ruler of What You Want
Location: Trenton, MI, USA

Total posts: 2280
Posted:Originally Posted By: Dr.BabsWhat is the point of making celebrities out of these spinners?

I admit that the videos created by these people have helped me grasp some concepts and understand certain patterns/moves. Raising them to some sort of celeb/deity status doesn't make spinning any more fun or interesting.

Like Poje said, it's a do-ocracy. It is everyone's responsibility to keep moving poi (and all skill toys etc) into new and progressive territories.



no disrespect, but ya' dig?
I get it, that's aq good point, I just kind of figured they would be famous enough that someone out in this world woud've made one. Maybe the people that would are too busy spinning and having fun to have the time to sit down and make one laugh3 ubbrollsmile laugh3
Of course maybeit's because we are spinners that they're just famous in our minds, but in all reality it's not really that big of a following behind them when you put into perspective of other things. But there are things on there that you look at it and you're like how the :consored: did that get on there? And it turns out to be a religous following with 27 followers that put up a Wiki page laugh3
Or maybe it came into my head because American society is so based on celebrityies smirk hmm Maybe but of course that would be up to the perspective of other countries to judge compared to them, as I have none grin


The only luck is bad luck.

Shut up before I stall my poi up your ass grin

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MikefromGlos
SILVER Member since Jul 2006

MikefromGlos

Hitman
Location: Gloucester England

Total posts: 985
Posted:Originally Posted By: Dr.BabsOriginally Posted By: UnscrupulousChavOffersFootProbably replace every word in the article with "poo".

grin

aww I know you could do better than that hahaha grin

Oh come on UCOF Imagination.... i was thinking mass destruction maybe a bit of marmite splattering


he he i am mike the amazing gloscircus person who is mike.

Officaly an exception to the Poi Boys are Girls Thing

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