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Marengo 08-29-2007 04:05 PM

Dutch Royals edited Wikipedia Entry on themselves; August 2007
 
According to the RVD prince Friso and Princess Mabel changed the wikipedia page of Princess Mabel. Apparently they made the changes from Palace Huis ten Bosch. They changed the sentense that Princess Mabel provided untruthfull information to the Prime Minister.

Empress 08-29-2007 04:43 PM

Hey! Where did you find that information?

lucien 08-29-2007 05:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Empress (Post 659285)
Hey! Where did you find that information?

Teletext and newsreels.

lucien 08-29-2007 05:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Marengo (Post 659273)
According to the RVD prince Friso and Princess Mabel changed the wikipedia page of Princess Mabel. Apparently they made the changes from Palace Huis ten Bosch. They changed the sentense that Princess Mabel provided untruthfull information to the Prime Minister.

It is not like she committed a crime you know.What she did was to make a change in the "incomplete and false information" sentence,she deleted the "and false" in reference to the letter she and Friso had sent to the PM at the time before their marriage in which they stated they had provided him,the PM,with incomplete information,not incomplete AND FALSE.As we all know any kuckoo can add whatever to Wikipedia (reason I never refer to it,as it is often incorrect brabble).

Mabel must have been under the impression no-one would ever notice,if it wasn't for that new thing,the wikiscanner,that can trace any post back to the IP number/address of the PC used.That all and that's it.The original sentence has meanwhile been restored,with reference to the couples letter to the PM,for accuracy 's sake..

Princess Maxima 08-29-2007 06:01 PM

But how did you know that Mabel changed it? :)
(Maybe somebody else did it from Huis ten Bosch)

lucien 08-29-2007 06:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Princess Maxima (Post 659330)
But how did you know that Mabel changed it? :)
(Maybe somebody else did it from Huis ten Bosch)

The RVD issued a statement this evening in which it said Friso and Mabel changed it.That she changed it,I can understand,it wasn't quite accurate,but it wasn't exactly wise either to use a PC at the private residence of HM.

Marengo 08-30-2007 04:39 AM

I really dislike the way this couple keeps dealing with this matter like sulking teenagers who can not stand it that somebody corrected them. If they think they have been treated unjust and false alligations were made they should either open up about it or be silent. Not secretly changing sentences etc. It was the prime minister himself who said that the provided information was false btw, so this change is rather uncredible.

Marengo 08-30-2007 07:33 AM

The wikipedia page of Princess Mabel now start with this remark:

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Editing of this article by unregistered or newly registered users is currently disabled
I am envisioning Toos Balkenende (mother of the Prime Minister) tryng to correct the page ;)

Marengo 08-30-2007 07:37 AM

From expatica:

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Royals edited Wikipedia entry

30 August 2007
THE HAGUE (AFP) - Controversial Dutch Princess Mabel and her husband Prince Johan Friso edited a Wikipedia entry about her to take out a reference that she had given false information to the government, the royal information service RVD confirmed Wednesday.

Several media outlets here reported that a computer with an IP address registered to the palace of Queen Beatrix amended a sentence in the entry saying that Mabel had given "incomplete and false information" to the government over her relationship with drugs lord Klaas Bruinsma.
Read the entire article here.

Mandrake 08-30-2007 07:55 AM

It seems Friso and Mabel are the only ones who change Wikipedia lemmas about themselves!
In the past Bernhard and Beatrix called up reporters to state that a story was not true in 'their' perspective. Beatrix was once rumoured to say that they could make an entire page of a newspaper that contained 'rubbish' disappear in this way. Especially Bernhard befriended journalist and so had some power over them to correct their storys. When later this turned out to be impossible, after lockheed when reporters became more critical, Beatrix once remarked 'de reugen regeert' Lies Rule.
Now with the use of internet Lies Rule most certainly and the habit of the Oranges to change story's they find false hasn't changed. What has changed is that this happened anonymous at first, but almost two years after the famous editing it can be discovered.
Wiki is meant to be a forum of discussion ones you disagree about a certain matter. It is fine that they want to change things, they just have to explain why. Make up a profile so people can't trace your IP! Also I don't think that 'false' is the right translation of 'onjuist' False means foutief I would say.

It does become clear that there are a lot of people who still hold a grudge against friso and mabel, and that they are willing to make something horrible out any (very) innocent matter.

susan alicia 08-30-2007 08:08 AM

I thought it rather undignified when Friso announced or the RVD did (before his marriage) that he was NOT a homosexuel. Really strange thing to publish, no matter how much people gossip about you.


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Originally Posted by Marengo (Post 659562)
I really dislike the way this couple keeps dealing with this matter like sulking teenagers who can not stand it that somebody corrected them. If they think they have been treated unjust and false alligations were made they should either open up about it or be silent. Not secretly changing sentences etc. It was the prime minister himself who said that the provided information was false btw, so this change is rather uncredible.


Saphire 08-30-2007 01:47 PM

Oh my....
 
Dutch royals caught revising Wikipedia - Online World - MSNBC.com

All they are doing is calling more attention to themselves...

abulense 08-30-2007 02:46 PM

Dutch royals edited Wikipedia entry on themselves
 
Controversial Dutch Princess Mabel and her husband Prince Johan Friso edited a Wikipedia entry about her to take out a reference that she had given false information to the government, the royal information service RVD confirmed Wednesday
Several media outlets here reported that a computer with an IP address registered to the palace of Queen Beatrix amended a sentence in the entry saying that Mabel had given "incomplete and false information" to the government over her relationship with drugs lord Klaas Bruinsma.

Dutch royals edited Wikipedia entry on themselves

The Wikipedia page in question:

Princess Mabel of Orange-Nassau - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

norwegianne 08-30-2007 03:01 PM

The danger with Wikipedia - you never know what qualifications the person writing the articles, or doing the editing has - both in terms of neutrality and in terms of actual knowledge. It is why it never should be seen as the primary and final source for any information gathering.

Verde Esmeralda 08-30-2007 03:42 PM

Oh, what a shame... Mabel & Friso should certainly stick to more important matters...

HMTLove23 08-30-2007 04:32 PM

I really think that they had no right to do it . Even though wikipedia isnt exactly the most respectable site, they should just have left it alone. what's next go around and edit every Magazine and newspaper that tells stories about them that are either unflattering or untruthful. the people know right from wrong.

lucien 08-30-2007 04:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Marengo (Post 659562)
I really dislike the way this couple keeps dealing with this matter like sulking teenagers who can not stand it that somebody corrected them. If they think they have been treated unjust and false alligations were made they should either open up about it or be silent. Not secretly changing sentences etc. It was the prime minister himself who said that the provided information was false btw, so this change is rather uncredible.

As to the PM,he added the "and false" himself thus giving his own twist to matters where he shouldn't have,He just messed that up,too.

RhapsodyBrat 08-30-2007 09:09 PM

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Originally Posted by HMTLove23 (Post 659842)
I really think that they had no right to do it . Even though wikipedia isnt exactly the most respectable site, they should just have left it alone. what's next go around and edit every Magazine and newspaper that tells stories about them that are either unflattering or untruthful. the people know right from wrong.

ditto. they should have known better.

the article also made its way to MSN: Dutch royals caught revising Wikipedia - Online World - MSNBC.com

at least we now know that Mabel and Friso are techno-savvy. ha ha:biggrin:

kimebear 08-30-2007 09:57 PM

I don't see any problem with it. Who better to set the record straight? Aren't we always saying here, "well its only a rumor" or "this person says". Why not hear it from the people that it actually pertains to?

Elspeth 08-30-2007 10:14 PM

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I don't see any problem with it. Who better to set the record straight?
Far as I can make out, they weren't setting it straight. They were deleting something that was embarrassing to Mabel but factually correct.


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