However, much has happened since it went up, including the Blogger outage. Scroll down for a report on that. More new posts will be added below this one. The essay below is the conclusion of the ninth part in a series by Takuan Seiyo.
It is not, has never been, nor will ever be, a Wikipedia policy or guideline. Rather, it illustrates standards or conduct that are generally not accepted by the Wikipedia community.
Some discussions are born lame; some achieve lameness; some have lameness thrust upon them. Upon coming across a discussion that is borderline lame, some Wikipedians may be tempted to go do something useful.
This is a big mistake. Left to its own devices, the discussion might inadvertently become useful. It is essential that as many editors as possible chime in, not adding to the discussion at hand, but merely commenting how lame it is and what a big waste of time it is.
See Self-fulfilling prophecyPositive feedbackand Exponential growth.
Merely stating the discussion is lame is frequently not sufficient; every opposing statement must be denied with increasingly vehement assertions of the lameness.
While at first blush, wasting time whining about what a waste of time something is may seem illogical, the inherent irony just magnifies the lameness. An additional step to increase lameness is to include repeated links to this essay, which is WP: The best way to set about a lame edit war is to change a large number of articles based on your interpretation of minutiae in the manual of style.
If this does not work, try changing the MOS itself; that always works. Guidelines on how to add an entry to this guide If you want to add a "lame edit war" to this page, keep the following in mind: It must have been an actual edit war. Discussions on talk pages, even over trivially lame details, are not "edit wars" and should NEVER be added: Note that pithy quotes on talk pages may be suitable for Wikipedia: It should truly be amongst the lamest edit wars.
Not just garden-variety lame. Unless a participant is banned for their part in the edit war, do not give the names of participants or link to their userpages. Be careful to avoid even the semblance of taking sides in the war. If you feel that an edit war was truly lame, add it!
The lameness of it should speak for itself. Of course, editors with a more experienced eye for lameness may disagree with your claim to the "lamest," which may just result in yet another lame edit war! Note that the no original research and verifiability policies are meant to apply to the article namespacenot necessarily on pages like this in the Wikipedia project namespace.
This is intended for the community rather than your average readers. Humorous, insightful commentary is encouraged here. Ethnic and national feuds.IN WATCHING the flow of events over the past decade or so, it is hard to avoid the feeling that something very fundamental has happened in world history.
Islam, Muslims and Islamic civilization are under siege in America.
Subsequent to the tragic incidents of September 11, Afghanistan and Iraq wars, ISIS’s barbarism and Paris shooting, Islam both as religion and community has witnessed some of the worst attacks upon its heritage and legacy unprecedented in the previous history.
This essay outlines the personal interactions and political events preceding John Keble’s delivery of a sermon later entitled National Apostasy to the judges gathered at Oxford for the Assize Court as a way of understanding the sermon’s significance in relation to the Oxford Movement.
– an important American essay on Southern White/Black race-relations entitled “The Briar Patch” was published by Southern author Robert Penn Warren in the well-known collection of essays entitled I’ll Take My Stand: The South and the Agrarian Tradition by Twelve Southerners – the various essayists published in that book came to be known collectively as the Southern Agrarians.
JSTOR is a digital library of academic journals, books, and primary sources. [Content warning: Discussion of social justice, discussion of violence, spoilers for Jacqueline Carey books.] [Edit 10/ This post was inspired by a debate with a friend of a friend on Facebook who has since become somewhat famous.