On 2/4/06, Fastfission <fastfission(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On 2/4/06, The Cunctator <cunctator(a)gmail.com>
I'm sorry, but for what I would hope are
obvious reasons I think we
should discourage people from playing out their paramilitary fantasies
So is your objection just to the "fantasy" or to the work they do? If
it isn't the latter then just get over it. People have all sorts of
stupid fantasies and all sorts of preoccupations. If they contribute
well, I could care less if they do it while pretending to be torturers
or not. Perhaps military metaphors are in questionable taste. So what?
Don't participate if it bugs you.
I would be upset if Wikipedians pretended to be torturers.
It's not a taste issue -- it's a culture issue. I strongly believe
that inclinations to building an outsider-insider dichotomy, a culture
that worries about destruction and damage, that is paranoid about
attack and ruination, is one that is pernicious to the Wikipedia