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Originally posted by Ketzer22
I didn't have time to read all the posts in the thread, but I googled "Alfa-Tsentr" and clicked on the wikipedia page and it said it had been deleted on the 18th. That's a little weird imo.. en.wikipedia.org...
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The result was Speedy deleted this as vandalism. If anything comes up to show otherwise it can be re-created. Rich Farmbrough, 18:36, 18 August 2009 (UTC).
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No evidence that Alfa-Tsentr exists; it may in fact be made up for an alternate reality game. rspεεr (talk) 07:33, 18 August 2009 (UTC)
Delete - Wikipedia is not free ad space.— Dædαlus Contribs 07:48, 18 August 2009 (UTC)
Delete as blatant hoax. The Military Thought journal's inaugural issue was in November 2000, yet this article uses an issue from 1999 to establish that the company is in Beloretsk. Multi-Xfer (talk) 07:52, 18 August 2009 (UTC)
Delete per the ANI thread and above. MER-C 07:55, 18 August 2009 (UTC)
I call bull#. "Islam in Russia" doesn't mention the claim made in the article, though it exists. "Survey of Russian Large Bunker Facilities" is not the title of an article in The Journal of Slavic Military Studies, Neither pointer to Military Thought is correct. "State Arms Program: Stages and Forming Principles" is the actual title of the article from 52-57 of the 2000 volume. I can't access the 1999 issue of Military Thought, though I suspect that is wrong as well Because it doesn't exist. There doesn't look to be a Lenin st. (or ave or blvd.) in Beloretsk, though it wouldn't surprise me to find one. WHOIS on the russian domain name gives an american contact number. Also, the english copy on the site reads like it was written by a screenwriter with a hardon. At least the 'close protection team' is pictured next to a german luxury sedan. that's close to accurate. Finally, any company in Russia selling military equipment outside of Russia which doesn't show up on Rosoboronexport's list is bunkum. Protonk (talk) 08:12, 18 August 2009 (UTC)
As a followup, this was all before I watched the video...which makes it abundantly clear this is fake. Protonk (talk) 08:57, 18 August 2009 (UTC)
Additionally, pinging the site yields an IP owned by a web hosting service in California. See . Cheers. lifebaka++ 15:24, 18 August 2009 (UTC)
Delete. Fairy story—fails WP:V. Mr Stephen (talk) 08:19, 18 August 2009 (UTC)
Comment This may be just the tip of the ice berg, any involved parties, please view Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/A nikitin.— Dædαlus Contribs 08:21, 18 August 2009 (UTC)
Delete, hoax.Ironholds (talk) 13:06, 18 August 2009 (UTC)
Delete: Hoax. Joe Chill (talk) 18:18, 18 August 2009 (UTC)
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Originally posted by dreamseeker
reply to post by shanerz
If this is a game how do you play it or is the game figuring it out?