On 10/10/06, David Gerard <dgerard(a)gmail.com>
It may be bad practice, but making a rule is nonsensical. Unless
smarminess and passive aggression are to be made blockable offences.
My god, this sounds like an Onion article:
"Internet encyclopedia Wikipedia bans sarcasm"
From the article:
"... In a comment
wikipedia user Jonathan Swift claims that satire
should be next..."
Look, if a wikipedia user is uncivil, he's uncivil. We are all
relatively intelligent people, we know when a person is uncivil,
whether he uses hyperbole, sarcasm, satire, iambic pentameter, or
whatever. A blanket ban on sarcasm seems outrageously misguided.
I mean, show me an example of a user that's mean in a sarcastic way.
Doesn't that ALREADY fall under WP:CIVIL? Talk about instruction