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Thomas Schelling, 95, Nobel laureate in Economics died today according to an edit on Wikipedia.

Picked by 2 teams on the DDP.

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Thomas Schelling, 95, Nobel laureate in Economics died today according to an edit on Wikipedia.

Picked by 2 teams on the DDP.

 

Official confirmation

 

Is that searchable? 'Recent updates' or summat, and how would you know what the update is without opening each one? The whole premise that you can open up Wiki and determine an edit was made re: a death seems elusive to my tiny brain. Enlighten me.

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Thomas Schelling, 95, Nobel laureate in Economics died today according to an edit on Wikipedia.

Picked by 2 teams on the DDP.

Official confirmation

Is that searchable? 'Recent updates' or summat, and how would you know what the update is without opening each one? The whole premise that you can open up Wiki and determine an edit was made re: a death seems elusive to my tiny brain. Enlighten me.

Well, if you don't believe the Washington Post, then I don't know what will: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2016/12/13/thomas-schelling-has-died-his-ideas-shaped-the-cold-war-and-the-world/

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Thomas Schelling, 95, Nobel laureate in Economics died today according to an edit on Wikipedia.

Picked by 2 teams on the DDP.

Official confirmation

 

Is that searchable? 'Recent updates' or summat, and how would you know what the update is without opening each one? The whole premise that you can open up Wiki and determine an edit was made re: a death seems elusive to my tiny brain. Enlighten me.

 

To answer your question... it's really quite simple. Make yourself an account on Wikipedia and then you'll be able to select "watch" on a particular page. It will be added to a page called your "watchlist" which will show you a list of all changes made to pages you're currently watching. I'm watching about 4000 names at the moment. All are 85+

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Sir Dudley Smith, 90, former Tory MP and junior Minister in the Heath Government died today according to a recent edit.

 

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

they still have him listed as having died so I guess it must be true

 

 

Telegraph Death Notice: http://announcements.telegraph.co.uk/deaths/209240/smith

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FOUR names...

 

Actor Kevin O'Morrison allegedly died yesterday aged 100. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_O%27Morrison

 

Someone claiming to be his granddaughter claims William Usery Jr. who was US Secretary of Labor (1976-1977), died December 10th aged 93. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Usery_Jr.

 

WWII hero John Moffat apparently died yesterday in Perth aged 97. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Moffat_(Royal_Navy_officer)

 

And the Rev. Fred Secombe, who was Harry Secombe's brother and a prominent priest in his own right, dead at 97 on December 8th. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_Secombe

 

All awaiting obits. Moffat is a DDP pick.

Kevin O'Morrison is listed as alive again. So, was it a hoax then?

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FOUR names...

 

Actor Kevin O'Morrison allegedly died yesterday aged 100. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_O%27Morrison

 

Someone claiming to be his granddaughter claims William Usery Jr. who was US Secretary of Labor (1976-1977), died December 10th aged 93. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Usery_Jr.

 

WWII hero John Moffat apparently died yesterday in Perth aged 97. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Moffat_(Royal_Navy_officer)

 

And the Rev. Fred Secombe, who was Harry Secombe's brother and a prominent priest in his own right, dead at 97 on December 8th. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_Secombe

 

All awaiting obits. Moffat is a DDP pick.

Kevin O'Morrison is listed as alive again. So, was it a hoax then?

 

Lol... NO. That's not how Wikipedia works. If something is added and unsourced, it is supposed to be removed immediately. Particularly claims of death.

 

A man on Twitter who claims to be the nephew of Kevin O'Morrison tweeted about it a few days back. I'm convinced he's dead. Whether it will be covered by any press remains to be seen. (think Sally Sweetland).

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3 new names that have been edited on Wiki to include death dates:

Gordie Tapp, Canadian country singer died yesterday (18th December) aged 94. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gordie_Tapp

Louis Harris, American opinion polling entrepreneur died 17th December aged 95. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Harris

John C. Harkness, American architect died 30th November (his 100th birthday). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_C._Harkness


Obits found:

John Moffat, 97, British WWII veteran who helped sink the Bismarck. Telegraph obit (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/obituaries/2016/12/14/lt-cdr-jock-moffat-swordfish-pilot-whose-torpedo-attack-led/)
Thomas Schelling, 95, American Nobel economist. FT obit (https://www.ft.com/content/aa04e73a-c3a6-11e6-9bca-2b93a6856354)
Fred Secombe, 98, English priest and brother of Harry Secombe. Local obit (http://www.southwales-eveningpost.co.uk/tributes-to-sir-harry-secombe-s-brother-and-author-rev-fred-secombe-who-has-died-at-98/story-29977495-detail/story.html)
Sir Dudley Smith, 90, British MP. Telegraph obit (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/obituaries/2016/12/19/sir-dudley-smith-conservative-mp-obituary/)
William "Bill" Usery, Jr, 92, American government official, Secretary for Labor. NY Times obit (http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/15/us/bill-usery-dead-labor-secretary.html?_r=0)

Still awaiting obit:

Kevin O'Morrison, 100, American actor
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_O%27Morrison

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John C. Harkness, American architect died 30th November (his 100th birthday). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_C._Harkness

 

 

Dunno if he is dead, but of vague notability is that he is (was) one of only two living centenarian NCAA champions, both of whom were collegiate wrestlers, both of whom were born on the same day.

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Louis Harris was a fairly big name within psephology so if he has snuffed it, there'll be a notice before Christmas.

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Louis Harris was a fairly big name within psephology so if he has snuffed it, there'll be a notice before Christmas.

I confess that I had to look that up.

Seriously, its stretching the whole credibility ( if there is any ) of Death Listing.

What next? An expert in CorporateTax??

Come on, some of this shite is getting beyond a joke.

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:D It's a daft name for people like Peter Snow. He might show up on the Deathlist one year, or not.

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Gonna set up a psephologist theme team in 2017. Peter Kellner, Michael Barone, Nate Silver, Mike Smithson for captain?

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Gonna set up a psephologist theme team in 2017. Peter Kellner, Michael Barone, Nate Silver, Mike Smithson for captain?

 

Oh. It's not what I thought it was.

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In future I'll remember to just say "He's big in the polling world so political geeks are likely to get him an obit" instead...

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:D It's a daft name for people like Peter Snow. He might show up on the Deathlist one year, or not.

Peter Snow has been mercilessly tossed off to one side by Jeremy Vine.

Anyway, he is a broadcaster first and foremost

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What's the name of that absolutely ancient psephologist that the Beeb wheel out every time there's an election on? (Not John Curtice... I know he looks like a skeleton, but he isn't actually that old)

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Update...

Obits found:

Louis Harris, 95, American opinion polling entrepreneur. New York Times obit (http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/19/us/louis-harris-pollster-at-forefront-of-american-trends-dies-at-95.html)
Gordie Tapp, 94, Canadian country singer. CBC News report (http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/gordie-tapp-obituary-1.3903148)

Still awaiting obit:

John C. Harkness, 100, American architect.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_C._Harkness
Kevin O'Morrison, 100, American actor.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_O%27Morrison

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