[WikiEN-l] wtf.

Ray Saintonge saintonge at telus.net
Tue Oct 10 19:25:57 UTC 2006

David Gerard wrote:

>On 10/10/06, Steve Summit <scs at eskimo.com> wrote:
>>I asked more or less this question on the talk page just now,
>>and the original proposer claims that it "is not a 'ban' on
>>sarcasm per se", but rather "an explanation that sarcasm is a
>>form of rudeness, as some people seem not to be aware of it".
>>He proposes to include it in "the list of 'minor offenses',
>>alongside other similar forms of incivility."
>I note that he's reverted to his new version a few times against
>multiple dissent. Apparently sarcasm is much worse for the editing
>environment than actual bad editing practices.
>In fairness to him, I must note that we already have a [[m:Don't be
>dense|<s>rule</s> guideline]] against stupidity, which has in fact
>abolished all stupidity on Wikipedia and therefore removed any
>possible motivation editors may have to resort to sarcasm, even in
It's comforting to know that we have a rule which protects the proposer 
of the anti-sarcasm rule from being stupid. :-)


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