[WikiEN-l] wtf.

ScottL scott at mu.org
Wed Oct 11 07:27:45 UTC 2006

Oskar Sigvardsson wrote:
> On 10/10/06, David Gerard <dgerard at gmail.com> wrote:
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_talk:Civility#The_use_of_sarcasm
>> 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
> creep.
> --Oskar

   I think this is a F$Cking BRILLIANT idea!!!! :-|


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