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Wikirace: Millard Fillmore to Donkey Kong
« on: July 06, 2017, 04:19:25 PM »


For those unfamiliar with the concept, a Wikirace is a contest to find the quickest path from one subject on Wikipedia to another, using the links in the bodies of the articles. Explained in Wikipedia itself here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikirace

For the person to find the shortest path (lowest number of articles linked) from Millard Fillmore (chosen by me at whim) to Donkey Kong, I have a DK Forum t-shirt:



Post to this thread the shortest path you find. Example: to go from Photosynthesis to Chewbacca:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photosynthesis
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temperature
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incandescent_light_bulb
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stage_lighting_instruments
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sound_design
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Lucas
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chewbacca

It should go without saying that you may not edit the articles. You are also forbidden (honor system) to use automated search methods, like finding or writing a script to traverse the Wikipedia links algorithmically.

Shortest path (number of articles linked) posted here by 0900 hours US Central Daylight Time on Sunday morning is the winner. Ties broken by earlier submission winning. You may post more than once if you find a shorter path than your previous submission.



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Re: Wikirace: Millard Fillmore to Donkey Kong
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2017, 05:12:24 PM »
what donkey kong? game, character, series
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barra on hearing wolf for the 1st time  "wolf is a child and that is a man talking"

Barra [11|Jul 04:57 PM] Barra: I'll be happy with whatever wolf decides, but will still do my fair share of whinging


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barra on hearing wolf for the 1st time  "wolf is a child and that is a man talking"

Barra [11|Jul 04:57 PM] Barra: I'll be happy with whatever wolf decides, but will still do my fair share of whinging

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Re: Wikirace: Millard Fillmore to Donkey Kong
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2017, 05:23:57 PM »
what donkey kong? game, character, series

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donkey_Kong

But for anybody who went to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donkey_Kong_(video_game)
who could have just as easily gone to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donkey_Kong
in the same step, I will count their submission at that time.

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Re: Wikirace: Millard Fillmore to Donkey Kong
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2017, 05:25:45 PM »
what donkey kong? game, character, series

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donkey_Kong

But for anybody who went to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donkey_Kong_(video_game)
who could have just as easily gone to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donkey_Kong
in the same step, I will count their submission at that time.

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Re: Wikirace: Millard Fillmore to Donkey Kong
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2017, 05:26:15 PM »
i think 5 is the least amount you can do can't see it being 4 links
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Re: Wikirace: Millard Fillmore to Donkey Kong
« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2017, 06:15:34 PM »
Maybe if Millard played more DK we could 4
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Re: Wikirace: Millard Fillmore to Donkey Kong
« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2017, 09:26:23 PM »
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using the links in the bodies of the articles

Not abiding strictly by this (i.e. if we use links not in the body, but in charts/boxes on/at the side/bottom), but in keeping with (I think) the rules given on the wikirace page, there's this:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Millard_Fillmore
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/President_of_the_United_States
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mass_media
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arcade_game
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donkey_Kong
« Last Edit: July 06, 2017, 09:28:33 PM by marinomitch13 »
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Re: Wikirace: Millard Fillmore to Donkey Kong
« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2017, 06:45:31 PM »
New concept to me.  It's too bad the "lame duck" session of Congress wasn't "lame Duck Hunt" session.
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Re: Wikirace: Millard Fillmore to Donkey Kong
« Reply #12 on: July 07, 2017, 06:57:06 PM »
New concept to me.  It's too bad the "lame duck" session of Congress wasn't "lame Duck Hunt" session.
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Re: Wikirace: Millard Fillmore to Donkey Kong
« Reply #13 on: July 09, 2017, 06:36:57 AM »
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using the links in the bodies of the articles

Not abiding strictly by this (i.e. if we use links not in the body, but in charts/boxes on/at the side/bottom), but in keeping with (I think) the rules given on the wikirace page, there's this:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Millard_Fillmore
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/President_of_the_United_States
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mass_media
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arcade_game
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donkey_Kong

No, "bodies of the articles" was not meant to exclude charts and sidebars, and the rules in the article I linked specifically say that such are allowed.

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