[WikiEN-l] Jimbo and his strategy

Alphax (Wikipedia email) alphasigmax at gmail.com
Wed Feb 22 09:30:02 UTC 2006

Matt Brown wrote:
> On 2/21/06, geni <geniice at gmail.com> wrote:
>>Not really. Declaring {{user childless}} and {{User Public Transit}}
>>anathema does not strike me as a good idea.
> That said, I'd rather read someone's beliefs and philosophy in their
> own, considered words.

As would I. Proposal:

"Userboxes, consisting of Babel template-like contructs which have one
sentance of text describing a user in the third person, are considered
plagiarism, copyright infringement, and anyone using them for purposes
other than declaring their skills in languages, for the purposes of
writing an encyclopedia, will have the 'userbox' deleted, their
fingernails pulled out, and their account blocked.

Signed this merry day the 22nd of February, in the year of our Lord 2006,

His Royal Jimboliness,
Jimbo Wales"


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