The Bonkers Beef Of The 'Boyz-n-the-Hood' Wikipedia Page

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To say the Internet is full of weird places is kind of like saying your local craft brewery is full of bearded douchebags: That's what it's for. There are at least two people, at this very moment, debating the sexual orientation of a cartoon pony. But one of the most delightful hidden corners of the Internet is the revision history of the Wikipedia page for the song "Boyz-n-the-Hood." Everyone involved is terrible in the most entertaining way. It is, as you might imagine, more profane than most Wikipedia revision histories:

(cur I prev) 23:32. 28 January 2009 (talk) (4,572 bytes) (-7) .. IM HIGH FUCK) (undo)
(cur I prev) 21:38 11 March 2007 Craxy (talk I contribs) 109 bytes) (0) . . (Don't revert that motherfucker) (undo)

And it's a constant battle between regular fans and the kind of stuffy person who generally edits Wikipedia pages:

(cur I prev) 09:13, 9 March 2007 Mel Etitis (talk I contribs) (1109 bytes) (0) . . ('The radio confirmed it

But the real fun starts in August 2010, when an anonymous user adds a plot synopsis of the song that's over 6,000 words long. Its content isn't important. It starts "In the prelude, Dr. Dre discusses a musical piece composed by Eazy E and recalls that some of their mutual acquaintances initially questioned its artistic viability," and just continues like that for several thousand words. Haha, so hilarious to rephrase a rap song in the biggest words possible. But those stuffy Wikipedia editors lost their shit, inadvertently creating a dedicated band of devotees to The Excessively Detailed Plot Synopsis of "Boyz-n-the-Hood" who keep putting it back up every time they take it down.

(cur I prev) 07:40, 20 August 2010 (talk) . . (5,095 bytes) (-6,672) . . (Your synopsis might be funny, but Wikipedia isn't a humor site)
(cur I prev) 22:31, 6 September 2010 (talk) . (11, 767 bytes) (+6,672) . . (Undid revision 379921320 by Synopsis added s
(cur prev) 17:38, 22 September 2010 Ohnoitsjamie (talk I contribs) (5,095 bytes) (-7,460).. (rv silly synopsis per WP:UNDUE) (undo)

This went on. For. Years.

(cur I prev) 07:32. 29 January 2016 Graham87 (talk I contribs) . (9,193 bytes) (-3,103) . .(rv to last version by Non-dropframe ... Wikipedia is not a
(cur I prev) 06:15, 30 April 2016 Graham87 (talk I contribs) m. - (9.164 bytes) (-6,645). (rV vandalism) (undo) (cur I prev) 05:42, 30 April 2016 24.2
(cur I prev) 14:29, 14 January 2018 Graham87 (talk I contribs) m . (10.587 bytes) (-6,259) . . (Reverted edits by (talk) to last version

Currently, they seem to have reached the uneasy compromise of an only slightly excessively detailed plot synopsis, every sentence of which is passive-aggressively punctuated by the citation of the same page of the same book.

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But they're just lying in wait until Graham87 gets distracted. Like all of us, he's probably found himself with even more time on his hands these days. As the Knights of the El Camino no doubt watch from their post outside his office, he scrolls endlessly, guarding over his sacred repository of rap facts. But one day, he's going to slip. Then, they make their move.

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