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Most Famous People without a Wikipedia Article

Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:24 pm
by Gavin Chipper
I've seen a few discussions of this over the years, and Mark Deeks put something on Facebook about it the other day, but amazingly it would appear that there's no thread on here about it. Consider that changed.

Re: Most Famous People without a Wikipeda Article

Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:46 pm
by Johnny Canuck
I don't think anyone has a Wikipeda article.

Re: Most Famous People without a Wikipeda Article

Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:50 pm
by Mark Deeks
Shovell from M People.

Re: Most Famous People without a Wikipeda Article

Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:53 pm
by Mark Deeks
Saracen from Gladiators.

Re: Most Famous People without a Wikipeda Article

Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:55 pm
by Mark Deeks
Maureen Nolan.

Re: Most Famous People without a Wikipeda Article

Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:58 pm
by Mark Deeks
The Chuckle Brothers as individuals.

Re: Most Famous People without a Wikipeda Article

Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:59 pm
by Mark Deeks
^ Lest there be any doubt, Mark grew up in England in the 90s and measures the world as a whole on that basis.

Re: Most Famous People without a Wikipeda Article

Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:19 am
by Marc Meakin
Graeme Cole

Re: Most Famous People without a Wikipedia Article

Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:22 am
by Marc Meakin
Eric Monkman,
Graeme Cole

Re: Most Famous People without a Wikipeda Article

Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:18 am
by Gavin Chipper
Mark Deeks wrote:
Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:58 pm
The Chuckle Brothers as individuals.
The Wright brothers as well.

I don't think much of Shovell from the M People though. I was perfectly well aware of the M People at the time, but the only individual I was aware of was Heather Small.

Re: Most Famous People without a Wikipeda Article

Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:54 am
by Marc Meakin
Mark Deeks wrote:
Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:50 pm
Shovell from M People.
I can Imagine lots of members of even greater groups than M People will have members without Wiki pages

Re: Most Famous People without a Wikipedia Article

Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:10 am
by Thomas Carey
Chiyo Miyako, third oldest living person, just because pretty much everyone on this list has one

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of ... le#/search

Re: Most Famous People without a Wikipedia Article

Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:31 pm
by Gavin Chipper
There is no article for the actual person Madeleine McCann.

Re: Most Famous People without a Wikipedia Article

Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:59 pm
by sean d
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:31 pm
There is no article for the actual person

Without wanting to be indelicate she didn't achieve much of note apart from Disappearance of Madeleine McCann.

Re: Most Famous People without a Wikipedia Article

Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:44 am
by James Laverty
sean d wrote:
Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:59 pm
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:31 pm
There is no article for the actual person

Without wanting to be indelicate she didn't achieve much of note apart from Disappearance of Madeleine McCann.
Again on a touchy issue, neither Ian Brady or Myra Hindley have individual pages.

Re: Most Famous People without a Wikipedia Article

Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:01 pm
by Andy McGurn
Greg Wilhere
Gabriela Cowperthwaite
Angelo Abela

Re: Most Famous People without a Wikipedia Article

Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:11 pm
by Gavin Chipper
James Laverty wrote:
Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:44 am
sean d wrote:
Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:59 pm
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:31 pm
There is no article for the actual person

Without wanting to be indelicate she didn't achieve much of note apart from Disappearance of Madeleine McCann.
Again on a touchy issue, neither Ian Brady or Myra Hindley have individual pages.
Interesting. We could ignore people who have a de facto page about events strongly related to them, although it's not very precise.

Re: Most Famous People without a Wikipedia Article

Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:51 pm
by Marc Meakin
Andy McGurn wrote:
Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:01 pm
Greg Wilhere
Gabriela Cowperthwaite
Angelo Abela
These are nearly as
obscure as some of the people on my famous names list

Re: Most Famous People without a Wikipedia Article

Posted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:04 am
by Andy McGurn
Marc Meakin wrote:
Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:51 pm
Andy McGurn wrote:
Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:01 pm
Greg Wilhere
Gabriela Cowperthwaite
Angelo Abela
These are nearly as
obscure as some of the people on my famous names list
I think sometimes when one is familiar with some people one can assume that they are more well known than they are in general. In the case of Gabriela Cowperthwaite, its amazing how many people know the Blackfish movie so maybe i have just assumed its director is as famous as the movie itself (obviously a bad assumption)