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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 12:50 pm    Post subject: Save the Animal Babies! Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

As a favor to Dave Lovelace for making art for a couple of my products, I decided that he deserved SOME kind of mention on Wikipedia. After all, his cartoon Retarded Animal Babies is one of the top rated animations on Newgrounds; is available on DVD; and is listed in IMDB.
Plus, Dave is a synth player and did the "Packrat" comics for KEYBOARD magazine.

Welll....when I looked in to it, I found myself in a minefield. Any attempt to recreate the RAB Wikipedia article was instantly and aggressively attacked, by just a few Wiki editors. Dave and his friends had tried to write a page in 2006, and it was deleted PERMANENTLY--but at the time, there were valid objections--it was a bit overlong, and had no citable references to make the subject "notable".

This time, I did have references--including 2 interviews with Dave. Plus, the fact that about the same time his Wiki article was banned, he received a gold record for making the video for Weird Al Yankovic's song "Virus Alert".

Didn't matter. I tried to ask the editors to allow recreation. I added references. I edited the page drastically. Was not rude or pushy.
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No good. They sniped and sniveled. Even the page on "David Lovelace" keeps getting drive-by downgraded, by an editor named "Irishguy". [/b]

It would be a nice gesture if you guys would please, go to Wikipedia and post some support for Dave in the areas where his article's validity is being "debated".

Muff has listed the links here:

http://muffwiggler.blogspot.com/2008/02/retarded-animal-babies-in-need.html

This has nothing to do with money. I am just doing a favor for a friend. His cartoons aren't as well-known as Happy Tree Friends, but I think they are MUCH funnier than HTF. Yet HTF has a long, long and detailed Wikipedia page. The (many) creators of HTF also have personal bios on Wikipedia, despite their rather obscure histories.
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I feel that RAB deserves at least SOME mention. Not total non-existence....even if you feel RAB is offensive and juvenile (and it is!), the whole situation stinks of censorship and preferential treatment. (thanks!)
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2008 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Did he do the art for the TM-7?

I don't have one, but I'd defend the artist who did that.

I'm on Muff's blog looking at options. Thanks for the heads up.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Sounds like wikipedia's having issues accepting the RAB idea. Smile

Never new they had a dvd out, cool !

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