Certified Legendary Thread hamish mclachlan and wikipedia - a must read for every footy fan - now going nuts on the interwebz

Discussion in 'AFL - The Australian Football League' started by questionable, Apr 16, 2012.

Put it out there
  1. Maroo

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    Re: hamish mclachlan and wikipedia - a must read for every footy fan - now going nuts on the interwe

    Any chance people can stop posting in here for a few hours tonight while I sleep, so I don't have so much to catch up on in the morning?

    kthanksbye
     

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    This thread is GOLD.
     
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    Been lurking this thread since it started. So bloody funny it's convinced me to sign up.
     
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    Re: hamish mclachlan and wikipedia - a must read for every footy fan - now going nuts on the interwe

    I honestly thought Cotchin showed a lot of restraint in that interview. I really felt sick when he was just laughing it off and touching Cotchin on the shoulder trying to pretend to be his buddy.

    Edit: Reading on in thread I found out the dog is fine, thankfully. But still to drive off without checking on the dog or apologising to Cotch is low.
     
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    Re: hamish mclachlan and wikipedia - a must read for every footy fan - now going nuts on the interwe

    AMAZING Thread

    Cotchin/Hame gameday panels epic:thumbsu:
     
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    Re: hamish mclachlan and wikipedia - a must read for every footy fan - now going nuts on the interwe

    Bigfooty user "questionable" noticed that McLachlan's Wikipedia page had been created and solely edited by a Wikipedia user named "Rompingwins".
    "questionable" then came to the conclusion that a YouTube user with the same handle "rompingwins" was, in fact, Hamish McLachlan:

    "rompingwins" -- the YouTube user -- also has a video where it appears the Channel Seven commentary team are having farewell drinks.
    McLachlan told Crikey that he is "not that inclined to get involved other than to say I know 'Rompingwins', as they are a good friend to me and the family."
    "They manage my YouTube uploads too, as I can't do them and I need to for work.
    "The name 'Rompingwins' is named after a horse they backed that I owned with mates. "
    On Big Footy "questionable" summarised the edits by "Rompingwins" to McLachlan's Wikipedia page as:
    9 December 2010:
    • creates article. poorly formatted. hagiographical.
    25 July 2011:
    • re-words a few sentences to make his prose really stand out.
    • removes implication that his brother's connections influenced AFL reporting at fairfax.
    • adds more minute details about his career
    • notes that triple M's spring racing coverage is "award winning"
    • inserts the word "currently" into the sentence about him and his wife having no children (getting clucky, ham?)
    25 July 2011 (an hour later):
    • makes his title at entertainment sports properties seems more impressive
    • inserts this laughable paragraph: "Through Elite Sports Properties, McLachlan was often asked by company director and part owner Craig Kelly to host the companies sporting events that they managed, whether they be golf tournaments, lunches or testimonial dinners. This role suited Hamish and through Kelly insisting he continued to host events, a new career developed. By design or accident, Kelly's role would change from being Hamish's immediate boss to his manager."
    • and this one: "After being seen doing work in Melbourne across horse disciplines in which he was comfortable given his families farming background, Hamish was asked to call equine sports in England and did so for 3 English summers. It was here he spent many hours behind the microphone to became a polished host and caller."
    26 July 2011 (forgot to log into his account for this one):
    • more pointless details about his childhood
    • inserts this sentence "He felt if he couldn't compete at the highest level, he would like to work and be inspired by those who could."
    28 September 2011:
    • removes all tags saying that the article is unreferenced and unverified
    27 October 2011:
    • adds a link to his personal website http://tengoals.com.au
    • struggles really hard to get the formatting for the link to work. requires a dozen attempts
    29 February 2012:
    • changes his former ambition to play professional tennis to professional "sport"
    • adds some info about charity work
    • more rewording
    The Wikipedia page was locked last night.
    McLachlan manages his own website and twitter account.
     
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    Re: hamish mclachlan and wikipedia - a must read for every footy fan - now going nuts on the interwe

    Hopefully this will go to a whole other level come April 20th. All hell is going to break loose on that page.
     
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    Yep hated it when he gave Cotchin a very solid slap on the shoulder to change the subject. :thumbsdown:
     
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    Re: hamish mclachlan and wikipedia - a must read for every footy fan - now going nuts on the interwe

    That had the girlfriend asking if I was crazy...
     
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    Incredible.
     

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    Re: hamish mclachlan and wikipedia - a must read for every footy fan - now going nuts on the interwe

    The mainstream media can gang up and hide all they like but BigFooty has once again proven it is the strongest online voice in the football community.

    The way I see it, they have two options.

    Either start embracing BigFooty and it's community and stop the 'see no evil, hear no evil' antics.

    Or send Chief a cheque for many millions of dollars and buy it.

    Either way this thread is testament that they (The HUN, The Age) cannot hide any longer behind dodgy paywalls, so called expert football opinion (LOL) and a bunch of old aged cronies who do not understand the needs of it's customers.
     
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    Re: hamish mclachlan and wikipedia - a must read for every footy fan - now going nuts on the interwe

    Doubt it.

    Our fellow BigFootian The-Pope has applied for protection for both AFL Game Day and Hamish McLachlan on Wikipedia for at least a week.
     
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    Re: hamish mclachlan and wikipedia - a must read for every footy fan - now going nuts on the interwe

    It's taken 4 hours to go from the start to the end of this thread. Tomorrow I have a 60% weighted presentation for my final uni subject, without passing which I will lose my place in my course.

    Most efficiently used 4 hours of my life!
     
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    Re: hamish mclachlan and wikipedia - a must read for every footy fan - now going nuts on the interwe

    Who knew that a thread on this subject matter would became the greatest and funniest thread in BF - if not interweb - history.
     
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    haha don't let Thrawny see that.

    I am guessing that is very close to what his amazing dog looks like.

    Hammer will be six feet under.
     
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    Re: hamish mclachlan and wikipedia - a must read for every footy fan - now going nuts on the interwe

    Mark Robinson ‏ @Robbo_heraldsun
    @BigFootyBombers @hame_aflgameday ease up, you won't believe me but it's not him doing it... In the meantime anonymous people throw grenades

    Robbo has spoken. Its not him.
     
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    I...don't know how to feel about this. On one hand, Robbo's word is gospel, but on the other...Lady and the Tramp jokes....
     
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    Re: hamish mclachlan and wikipedia - a must read for every footy fan - now going nuts on the interwe

    I've always liked Robbo because he is the one journalist who acknowledges BigFooty.

    But don't be fooled. He will be pissing himself reading all this, but know that he is just sticking up for a mate.
     
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    Well, that settles that then. Robbo has spoken, thread's over, everyone go home.











    :D
     
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    Re: hamish mclachlan and wikipedia - a must read for every footy fan - now going nuts on the interwe

    Must be Robbo then. Robbo is Rompingwins :D

    Makes sense, Robbo is a journalist so would have no idea of how to write well written prose.

    He also works at 7 on game day so may have had the opportunity to film the youtube videos himself.
     
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    I call bullshit

    MRP will sort this out