Wikipedia vandalism and old folks in Tolworth

I use Wikipedia quite a lot, and only occasionally spot acts of vandalism. But here's one possible example, from the entry on Tolworth (check out the final sentence - and click on the image to see a larger version):

Yes, it says: "I have been here and its not all that to be honest just a bunch of old folks".

Wikipedia defines vandalism as "any addition, removal, or change of content made in a deliberate attempt to compromise the integrity of Wikipedia". However on the same page it also makes reference to "unintentional vandalism". Huh?

Anyway, I'm not sure whether the Tolworth edit is deliberate or unintentional vandalism - or whether, in its own way, it actually adds to the article.


Blue said...

Obviously the entry was made prior to them making the changes and not allowing just anyone to go in and edit entries.

Minnie said...

Tolworth Tower built by Seifert, so definitely an act of vandalism!
Otherwise, yes - it's a strange entry, sounding like a pub bore musing aloud from an obscure corner when nobody's listening.
Why do people do this when they haven't got anything interesting to say? Internet equivalent of loo wall?