And why of all the pages in user edited online encyclopedia did I pick that one? Its Fark’s fault.
I hadn’t been to Fark in a long time, but I thought my wacky Japanese section could use an update and Fark always seemed to have strange stories out of Japan and they were mostly from one news source, so I thought I’d go find one. So I go to Fark and scan the headlines and there is one about a former Power Ranger being tried for murder. Now I knew Jason Frank had recently moved into the area and I was curious which Power Ranger it was. But I didn’t know the actor who played the white ranger’s name so I looked it up on IMDB and then did a web search.
Turns out the murder guy wasn’t a power ranger, merely a walk on actor in a few episodes. But Frank’s wikipedia entry said he lived in LA. I did a little searching and found an article talking about his Jason David Frank’s school in Atascocita and decided to change somethings in the wikipedia entry. I grabbed martial arts bio from his Rising Sun Academy website and added it on the end of the entry. Then I contacted the reporter on the story to see if he was really in Texas since the website had a California address. This morning I got a response from the reporter and changed the beginning part to reflect where he lived.
Editing Wikipedia was very easy after you got some of the syntax down. I’m like a real journalist now. Did research. Contacted sources. Wrote and article. Or at least what real journalists are suppose to be. Maybe I should go do an interview too.