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« on: 23 January 2009, 06:33:28 »

Every so often you run into Terran webpages that quite straightfacedly refer to Santharian entries as factual resources. Most famously, an extermination site used our Fieldmouse entry.  There was also the tree-trimming service that linked to our White Birch.  Quite amusing, as people never seem to spot that there are measurements, places, and colours that don't exist in any human language...


Here's a few of the latest:

http://www.nationmaster.com/encyclopedia/The-Ogre-(mountain) - an encyclopedia entry on a mountain in Pakistan - which uses something called 'FactBites' to provide more information - taken from our Baal Ogres entry.   :)

http://www.onpedia.com/encyclopedia/grothar - I'm sure our Windlord would be flattered to know that he's now got his own entry in a Terran reference source AND that he's licensed: "This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "grothar"."

http://locuraviajes.com/blog/destinos/asia/Camboya/Kampong%20Thum/norong/informacion - a Spanish travel blog which lets you know all about the volcanoes in our Southern deserts....

http://www.skatemd.com/forums/showthread.php?p=76570 - a board for discussing the paranormal, which doesn't actually reference us - but wait, who's this poster calling him/herself "Thane of Santharia"?

http://www.warcraftrealms.com/char/51118953 - since when is Santharia a Warcraft character or realm?

Hmmmm - I wonder if Artimidor knows this?

http://www.webvaluer.org/us/www.santharia.com

Santharia.com Estimated Worth $14,305.60 USD
(This is an estimate of www.santharia.com)
Net Worth    $14,305.60    thumbnail
Daily Pageviews    1,470
Daily Visitors    891
Daily Ad Revenue    $5.28 - 13.20

http://glue.yahoo.com/page/elemental - this one I'm not happy about - it uses all of our elemental pictures - without permission from our artists!

http://www.myprofilepimp.com/layout2_0/Purple_Mermaid-64451 - nor this one (warning, may hurt your eyes!):  someone called "ProfilePimp" created a Myspace layout using Enayla's picture and hotlinking to OUR use of it.

http://forum.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=499 - Here's shining praise for our very own sage's cartographic talents: "This map of Manthria is a shining example of stylization and artistic talent rolled into one fantastic piece of cartography. The grayscale coloring gives the map a very otherworldly feel and the quality of the hand-drawn and hand-placed map symbology stands out as a complete piece of artwork. Be sure to check out the rest of this artist's work!"

 http://www.cubestat.com/www.santharia.com - oh look, another 'estimate' of how much Santharia is 'worth'!

Website Worth: $4,605.57 Daily Pageviews: 2,103 Daily Ads Revenue: $6.31

http://tx4.us/mo/moacadd.htm - you'll love this one!  It purports to be 'the mother of all HTML color charts'.  Scroll down to 'SA'!  :)

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_do_scorpion%27s_lay_eggs - oh dear, this is hilarious!  I hope our scorpion researcher didn't get HIS facts from Wikipedia, or we might have some sort of time-travelling circular paradox happening here.  Someone reallly didn't check their sources properly.... sad, isn't it?

http://www.proz.com/kudoz/italian_to_english/livestock_animal_husbandry/2149598-capostipite.html - well, this is a bit bizarre - a horse site translated from Italian - which defends their translation of 'capostipite' as 'progenitor' by referring to our Azhorhrian Desert Horse entry!   

www.rexorganization.com/Downloads/2004/Education/SeaDragonsAndSirens.ppt  - an elementary schoolchild's essay on mythological animals uses us as one of her (properly quoted and attributed) sources of information.  Well done!


Well, my fellow Compendiumists,  I REALLY hope you do your research accurately, because we are now a well-reputed source for bestiary information, at the very least!  Hope you enjoyed this round of 'Santharia in the Real World', and thanks for reading.
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« Reply #1 on: 23 January 2009, 06:41:13 »

That's VERY funny...seriously, you'd think people would do their research before automatically assuming that because something is on the Internet, it's factual and accurate.   Hello, how many times do we need to post that this is a FANTASY site, not a source for RL information?(shakes head, laughing)


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« Reply #2 on: 23 January 2009, 06:44:30 »

Wow I had no idea we were so famous!  Fascinating stuff....hahahhaha
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« Reply #3 on: 23 January 2009, 06:48:05 »

 Why, oh why, oh why?
Are there even any volcanoes in Spain?
Ore Ogres in Pakistan for that matter?
What's next, my Eyelians being used in a Native American entry somewhere?
Or Rook's Brownies being used in a cookbook!
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« Reply #4 on: 23 January 2009, 06:49:48 »

Hahaha! Great job, Judy - quite an entertaining read. I particularly liked the answers.com page about scorpions.  rolleyes
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« Reply #5 on: 23 January 2009, 06:49:55 »

Yes, probably, hopefully not and lets hope so!
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« Reply #6 on: 23 January 2009, 07:14:05 »

We were already in wiki's Brownie entry too....and it was inaccurate and boring so I edited it a little :P
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« Reply #7 on: 23 January 2009, 07:26:56 »

We were already in wiki's Brownie entry too....and it was inaccurate and boring so I edited it a little :P

There needs to be a Link to Santharai in the Brownie Entry, Rookie
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« Reply #8 on: 23 January 2009, 07:36:02 »

There was already one there - at the bottom ;)
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« Reply #9 on: 23 January 2009, 08:03:09 »

Lol people are stupid, oh and I thought you all might find this interesting. This site shows what Santharia has looked like through out its history. From its founding to present. I thought it was neat. Click Here . I wonder if this will take Arti back?  :)
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« Reply #10 on: 23 January 2009, 08:34:25 »

Splendid finds, Judith. It won't be long before anthropology professors will puzzle over students' coursework entitled, say: "The Remusians: Environment, Economy, and Culture. A post-deconstructionist analysis with special reference to the oeuvre of Prof. Shialt-eck-Gorrin".
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« Reply #11 on: 23 January 2009, 13:59:24 »

I love how Santharia is 'worth' four thousand in one estimate and fourteen thousand in another.    But my favorite is still the site that lists my fantasy colours!  :D
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« Reply #12 on: 23 January 2009, 15:48:03 »

There was already one there - at the bottom ;)

*Raises hand* I did that, I was like 'A page on brownies and no link to santharia? That has GOT to be remedied!' lol
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« Reply #13 on: 23 January 2009, 15:58:36 »

That is really amazing! I always love to see those examples. The most impressive for me was the scorpion one, really, no hint at all, that this description is from a fantasy site.

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« Reply #14 on: 23 January 2009, 18:16:38 »

*Raises hand* I did that, I was like 'A page on brownies and no link to santharia? That has GOT to be remedied!' lol

Lol! How long ago did you slip that one in there?
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