On May 4, 2006, at 6:50 AM, Phil Boswell wrote:
On May 3,
2006, at 1:47 PM, charles matthews wrote:
Exactly. People who become Wikipedians should learn the jargon, and
it's quite clear that at AfD, the opinions of *wikipedians* are the
opinions that matter. Not the opinions of every anonymous contributor
who comes in a vain ballot-stuffing attempt.
So the principle of "not biting the newbie" fits into this schema
Providing a helping hand to teach them the jargon and a friendly way
to initiate them into the community.
"What? You dare to infest our beautiful
encyclopedia with your
You disgust me with your nasty IP and your misbegotten excuse for a
user-page! Be cast out into the darkness until you can learn better!"
You know, I think we actually *needed* that straw for something...
Philip L. Welch