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changingshades
07-03-2007, 02:56 PM
This page makes me feel much less bad about this board in general.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WP:LEW
well except for the Byrne and New Avengers stuff :D

YouStayClassy
07-03-2007, 02:58 PM
That Raven Riley one might have been among the top 10 moments of my Internet life.

YouStayClassy
07-03-2007, 03:05 PM
Straight Outta Lynwood
For this CD by "Weird Al" Yankovic, a dispute about whether "outta" should be capitalized spawned lengthy threads on the admin noticeboard, as well as accusations of abuse, and page protection. Arguments focus on whether "Outta" is a preposition, whether it's relevant that it's not shorter than five letters, and whether the way the title is spelled on the actual CD is more important than our manual of style. Until a naming convention change, Straight Outta Lynwood may be SOL (or SoL).






Wooooooooowwww!!!!

changingshades
07-03-2007, 03:07 PM
Straight Outta Lynwood
For this CD by "Weird Al" Yankovic, a dispute about whether "outta" should be capitalized spawned lengthy threads on the admin noticeboard, as well as accusations of abuse, and page protection. Arguments focus on whether "Outta" is a preposition, whether it's relevant that it's not shorter than five letters, and whether the way the title is spelled on the actual CD is more important than our manual of style. Until a naming convention change, Straight Outta Lynwood may be SOL (or SoL).






Wooooooooowwww!!!!

this is what I'm saying.

Debates I've gotten into are nothing compared to this.

NOTHING

YouStayClassy
07-03-2007, 03:08 PM
this is what I'm saying.

Debates I've gotten into are nothing compared to this.

NOTHING

The nerdiest argument I've EVER had was about Pote Snitkin in Star Wars.

Some of these make that look like a literally discourse involving 18th Imperialism.

bradical
07-03-2007, 03:12 PM
arachnophobia is pretty funny. and kinda mean.

NickT
07-03-2007, 03:13 PM
A unidentified clerk (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WP:CLERKS) (center) tries to bring to an end a great edit war (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WP:EW) involving dozens of respected editors. At her feet, three bewildered newcomers (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WP:BITE) are seen lost in the middle of the dispute. PHOTO: SABINEWS/J.L. David
:lol:

YouStayClassy
07-03-2007, 03:39 PM
WWE No Mercy
Three-way edit war (or "three way" edit war depending on interpretation) over whether the phrase "Fatal Four Way/Fatal Four-Way" contains a hyphen. This riveting debate, so important that violations of WP:3RR occurred, resulted in the page being fully protected for a month with the protector declaring it the lamest edit war they had ever seen.

This is hall of fame material!

Lyfeforce
07-03-2007, 03:50 PM
Straight Outta Lynwood
For this CD by "Weird Al" Yankovic, a dispute about whether "outta" should be capitalized spawned lengthy threads on the admin noticeboard, as well as accusations of abuse, and page protection. Arguments focus on whether "Outta" is a preposition, whether it's relevant that it's not shorter than five letters, and whether the way the title is spelled on the actual CD is more important than our manual of style. Until a naming convention change, Straight Outta Lynwood may be SOL (or SoL).




Wooooooooowwww!!!!

Especially awesome because he references editing Wikipedia in "White & Nerdy"

YouStayClassy
07-03-2007, 03:51 PM
Especially awesome because he references editing Wikipedia in "White & Nerdy"

Talk about knowing his audience.... :lol:

Greenville 90210
07-03-2007, 04:04 PM
Wow.

Bedlam66
07-03-2007, 04:11 PM
Wii (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wii)

Is this article about "Wii" or "Nintendo Wii"? If it's "Wii," should it be called just "Wii" or "the Wii"? Or maybe "Nintendo's Wii"? Does it rhyme with "We" or "Wee"? Should "Wee" link to urine? Is "Wee" slang or a euphemism for urine? Is it a British (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_English) or International (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_English) word for urine? Is it even worth mentioning in the article at all? Just some of the hard-hitting issues that provoked in excess of 1500 edits in the space of two weeks -- long before the console was even released, and shortly before a massive war breaks out over "non-official external links" that leads to a huge strawpoll to end the issue, and continuing debates over whether the official or unofficial names of the console and its accessories (for example, the "Wii Remote" aka "Wii-mote" aka "Wiimote") are more commonly used and which ones should be mentioned in which articles.




That's funny.

Greenville 90210
07-03-2007, 04:15 PM
Some of these fights are necessary but ridiculous.

bradical
07-03-2007, 04:18 PM
Some of these fights are necessary but ridiculous.

yeah, that should read, "ridiculous but necessary."

Kefky
07-03-2007, 04:30 PM
Final Fantasy VIII
Week-long debate regarding the "Controversy/Criticism" section about whether or not Final Fantasy VIII has a "massive" fanbase or a "fanbase as large as the fanbase of Final Fantasy VII". Other wording issues were also discussed. Unfortunately, all options required that sources be cited. The article has since become a featured article.


Squall Leonhart
Should he be called a hero or a protagonist? And if that's the case, what ill does this bode for every other fictional lead character on Wikipedia? An edit war that has also spilled over into other Final Fantasy character pages and is still going on now.

Boy, that brings back memories! :lol:

And it's nice to know that they can make fun of themselves.

Greenville 90210
07-03-2007, 04:33 PM
yeah, that should read, "ridiculous but necessary."

Yes. Yes it should.

Ryan Elliott
07-03-2007, 04:53 PM
The very definition of "who gives a shit?"

Hate_Prime
07-03-2007, 06:14 PM
Tifa doesn't have "ample breasts"; she has "ripe titties". PMG check ya seff b4 ya rek ya seff, nubs.