On 2/24/06, Ben Lowe <ben.lowe(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Thing is, I'm pretty lazy, so I'd probably
just set up shop in one article
space and simply turn that space into my note space for all of my articles.
I'd find a nice, quiet article -- maybe my home town, it'd feel like I was
moving back -- and set up shop there. (Or maybe I'd use the [[Brian
Peppers]] space; I hear that's not getting a lot of use….) You can't
really tell me that anyone would patrol these notes pages to determine
whether they're related *enough* to the article. Well, you can say it, but
I'll laugh at you. What then, protocols for deletion of people's notes?
NfD? "Non-notable notes; they don't relate enough to this article. Merge
with [[User:Redwolf24]]'s notes."
Fine, then I'd set up shop in non-sensical article space, like "[[The blind
unicyclists of Kenya (video game)]]" and get to work where no one would have
any idea what is and isn't pertinent to the article. What's that you say?
The article is non-notable? A probable hoax? How do you know -- the
article hasn't even been written yet! Besides, short of contrib-stalking me
(flattering, but a little creepy), there's no way you'd know where I was
keeping my notes anyway.
Maybe I'd even throw in a userbox. Sorry, article-notesbox. "These article
notes do not support the United Nations."
There are simply too many ways in which the article space would end up being
abused in order to cobble together some semblance of the functionality of
I guess I just don't see what the functionality of userspace is in the
first place, if not to be used by the user as an expression of
I also think what's more likely to happen, if people *really* insist
on keeping their notes separate from everyone elses, is you'll see
things like [[Wikipedia:Bob's notes]], not notes thrown into the
article space. Someone doing what you claim you would do would
quickly be banned.