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    Default History of Badminton

    When searching the web for articles on the history of badminton, I found this site to have interesting and useful information. The site can be found at http://www.sunfriendlyproducts.com/badminton.php

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    Um...

    I wrote almost all of that article: Wikipedia's badminton article.

    It's nice to see my writing being exploited all over the net. All perfectly legal, of course -- Wikipedia allows copying of its material.

    I suppose I should take it as a form of recognition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gollum View Post
    Um...

    I wrote almost all of that article: Wikipedia's badminton article.

    It's nice to see my writing being exploited all over the net. All perfectly legal, of course -- Wikipedia allows copying of its material.

    I suppose I should take it as a form of recognition.
    Woah?
    You really did?

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    Yup. He wrote almost all of the wikipedia article on badminton.

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    wasn't there was a wiki on past yonex racquet models?

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    Yeah, it was the "Yonex article". Somebody deleted it probably because they didn't feel it was very "encyclopedic".

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    Quote Originally Posted by CkcJsm View Post
    Woah?
    You really did?
    My real name is "Mike Hopley". If you're really curious, you can look at the Wikipedia article edit history to discover which parts are my contributions.

    Basically, I wrote everything except for "history", "governing bodies", and "competitions" (which I edited for grammar/style). I also didn't write the "see also", "references", or "external links" sections (though I did successfully argue for the inclusion of a BC link, against apparent editorial bias towards badders.com).

    It's been a long time since I touched the article; I got bored of it. As far as I can see, nothing significant has changed since then. What it really needs now is pedantic fiddling and some print references, in order to stand a chance of satisfying the criteria for featured articles.
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