[WikiEN-l] Wheel warring

Peter Mackay peter.mackay at bigpond.com
Tue Feb 7 19:31:39 UTC 2006

> From: wikien-l-bounces at Wikipedia.org 
> [mailto:wikien-l-bounces at Wikipedia.org] On Behalf Of John Lee

> I think we're all here to have fun. I know I enjoy clerking 
> for the arbcom and writing articles -- otherwise I wouldn't 
> be clerking and I wouldn't have 20+ featured articles to my 
> name. What's wrong is having fun without involving the 
> encyclopedia at all -- i.e. spending all or most (>90%) of 
> your time userboxing. I firmly believe these kinds of users 
> are in the minority, however. There are many userbox fanatics 
> who do great work around here, some of whom are admins 
> ([[User:Firefox]] and [[User:Karmafist]] come to mind).

I certainly don't exclude fun from my idea of Wikipedia. Heaven forfend we
should be a race of dour, grey-faced editors humourlessly churning out
articles. But when it's a *choice* between having fun and writing an
encyclopaedia, fun *must* come second. It's the gravy on the meat, the icing
on the top, the pom-pom on the beret. Not essential, but well, fun.

Peter (Skyring)

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