Superheroes make Wikipedia edits

I Just Made Boxing History

Ever since the Christy Martin v Dakota Stone fight last month I’ve been bugged by the fact that Martin’s Wikipedia entry had not been updated to include her last two wins. I waited patiently for a month for someone to fix this egregious error — I mean, c’mon people, do you think Manny Pacquiao’s entry gets this out of date? We’re talking about a three time world title holder, here.

But no one addressed it. Surely SOMEone follows women’s boxing a little bit. Any one? Hello? I didn’t think I could possibly be the only one interested or noticing stuff like this, but tonight I took decisive action.

I made my first ever Wikipedia edit.

I was ridiculously excited and nervous, and I didn’t have the slightest idea how to go about it, but I popped over to the page and took a look at how it was set up, and sure enough, there’s the “edit” tab at the top exactly where you’d expect to find it. I didn’t have to sign in or create an account or even type in a captcha code. I just hit edit and changed a “47” (what the old article had as Martin’s wins) to a “49” (her actual wins to date). Shoot, I didn’t even have to change the “4” so my edit was really only a single digit edit, the shortest possible edit on the planet. I submitted my change to the universe.

I am a superhero.

After I interrupted the Husband, who was watching a movie on his computer next to me, to draw attention to my prowess and accept his accolades, I noted that the article really ALSO needed to be updated to include at least one sentence on each of the five most recent fights she’s had. That will take a little bit of research. A superhero’s work is never done.

I totally need to get an outfit for this. With a cape, don’t you think?

Image by TheNickster

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4 Responses to I Just Made Boxing History

  1. Mom October 5, 2009 at 5:12 pm #

    My daughter, the history maker!!!!! I’m soooooo proud!:-)
    I really am!

  2. Mom October 5, 2009 at 5:12 pm #

    Really….I’m not kidding!

  3. Jess October 5, 2009 at 7:48 pm #

    Awww… Your mama made a mama who changed history. And she posted twice to tell you how proud she is.

    Aren’t you glad you’re not an angst-ridden teenager so you can appreciate it? 🙂

    • Lisa Creech Bledsoe October 6, 2009 at 8:51 am #

      It was that second post that did it for me. Then I was convinced she was fer real, lol.

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