Justin Bieber Fans Vandalize Esperanza Spalding's Wikipedia Page

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johnnyathm1

I miss the days of Van Halen, Def Leopard, and Motley Crue. Yes...I am dating myself, but the concerts where fantastic and the women where suckers for anyone with long hair. (= Good times and fond memories of an aging man. Peace.

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Keith E. Whisman

Where is a drunken Kanye West when you need him. Hey, hey, hey you all! Justin Bieber should get that emmy, hick up, Justin Bieber is outta sight, hick up!

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Caboose

As a true blooded Canadian, please accept my most heartfelt apologies for having Justin Bieber unleashed upon the world.

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ShyLinuxGuy

I know very little about Justin Bieber, other than he's idolized by 10-year-old girls. However, I don't even know who Esperanza is. But, if Esperanza was deserving of the award, let her have a little slice of the fame pie, why not! This is how people become better known, and even though I can care less about what goes on in Hollywood, I do know that Justin Bieber is a little over-hyped, and someone else should get the spotlight for once. Fame and recognition isn't stagnant--anything isn't stagnant, for that matter, and people need to come down to earth a little and realize that he had his chance, he didn't quite make it, and life goes on.

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topcat2021

I quit watching the Grammys, Oscars,etc. ad nauseum many years ago as they're nothing but a popularity contest between the hype makers who are out of touch with what art is all about (unless art is money that is) but personally I'm glad that He (or is it a she I don't know) didn't get the Grammy. A singer should have a working vocabulary of more that at least 100 words not just 12 as his songs seem to have, maybe there is hope for the people voting for the grammys to have regained some sense and conscious though, doubtful but maybe.

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Irunongames

I am a Wikipedia editor with over 5,000 edits and I can't see why everyone complains about vandalisim. Whiel yes their IS vandalisim it is a social encyclopedia in a way. But, Wikipedia has several vandalisim "search and destory" bots that go through every edit with scruitny. When people vandaize 4 times their IP and username (if they have one) is blocked. If a page is overly vandalized it is "locked" and only members who have shown that they are competent (250+ edits) can edit the page. 

We Wikipedia editors are proud people and we do not stand for vandals. Some users have 100,000+ edits JUST from reverting vandamisim! Despite this their will always be cracks that will take hours (instead of minutes) to fill. 

- Wikipedia User:Peter.C

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Slugbait

I like to think of it this way....

She will be forever known as the first woman who rocked Justin Bieber's world.

This is the greatest moment in Esperanza's music career. And to think that just the night before, she won a Grammy award, too.

If the sharks are smart, they're going to jump all over this opportunity, and market Esperanza heavily before all the hoopla dies. Sponsorships, TV commercials, new fragrance, clothing line...oh, and maybe some airtime on the radio, too.

People die on Wikipedia all the time. I personally think the people themselves sometimes posts RIP dates for publicity. And this is what makes Wikipedia great: the AP wire stories get written, the page gets corrected, and somebody is in the limelight for a short while.

I wouldn't change a thing.

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bpstone

If adults were responsible for these actions, they need to grow the hell up and stop listening to a child singer. I honestly don't understand this new weird trend either. I've never had an interest hearing children sing about things they have yet to comprehend.  There's a definite need for high profile Wiki pages being partially or indefinitely locked to prevent vandalism. Pages that are locked indefinitely would have to have staff approval before the changes could be made. Wiki's strength is also its greatest weakness.

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violian

I don't listen to Justin Bieber, but I often listen to a variety of music of every genre from the - radio, Zune, tv, etc. Then I heard that an "Esperanza" won the Grammy over Bieber? I was like, who the heck is "Esperanza? Where did she come from all of a sudden? I didn't know there was an artist named Esperanza."

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Balgaroo

Wikipedia does a fine job on keeping track and deleting erroneous information.  I mean it's one of the largest and most viewed websites on the net now.  The fact that anyone can edit it is why its so good. Spaldking page has been corrected.  Enough said.

Now on to two side notes:  

.I have never heard any music from either of these two people and I feel that I am better off for it.   

..Also, people stop commenting on grammer on a web site, this is not a published work, its a web page.  People make mistakes when writing.  As long as the message that is trying to be conveyed succeeds then who cares.

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Caboose

"Also, people stop commenting on grammer on a web site, this is not a published work, its a web page.  People make mistakes when writing.  As long as the message that is trying to be conveyed succeeds then who cares."

To make your sentence make a little more sense, you'll want to insert "would" after the "Also”; In addition its grammar not grammer. And the first "its" should be "it's". Finally, as you are asking a question in your final sentence "As long as the message that is trying to be conveyed succeeds then who cares." you should have a question mark to indicate said question.

The more you know!

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Carlidan

And a rainbow goes across the webpage. ")

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Balgaroo

lol

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triclops41

for the love of satan, its "we couldn't care less".

 

"we could care less" makes absolutely no sense in this context.

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festiva_man

This is why I believe you should have to have a class to access the internet.  Dangerous and stupid people all over it, a class might stop stupid stuff like this from happening.  Of course, Beiber fans are idiots anyway, the only ones I know of are below the age of 13.  Maybe parents should stop letting their kids listen to crap like that.

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chiroho

I agree that Wikipedia should be doing more to prevent this sort of site hacking - perhaps, as you suggested, locking specific pages during high-profile events. Even just forcing changes to be approved by a staff member before posting around the time of these events would make a difference.

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MleB

Justin who?

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Tomswift21

how ridiculous are some kids today...

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Tomswift21

how ridiculous are some kids today...

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Tomswift21

how rediculous are some kids today...

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DJSPIN80

Oh, so laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaame.

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Slygathor

Now that's just childish. 

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