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> Editile Dysfunction, Your edit count could be 3 inches longer
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post Sun 1st October 2006, 6:04am
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Desperately Seeking Scapegoats

The Usual Suscepts converted a discussion on Expert Rebellion, originally a salon brawl taking place on one of Dbuckner's subpages, to a soi-disant "Brain-Storming" page on Expert Retention, and then finally co-opted the whole earnest call for reform into the latest fad in outsiding agitators, a new brand guideline on Disruptive Editing.

It's a Killer ...

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PS. Could some kindly staff person please fix the subtitle? — I have real bad OCD (Optical Character Digitization), and I'm sure that it will send me off the deep end to keep seeing those typos. It should read:
  • If you have an editor who lasts longer than four hours, please see a doctor.
Gratia in futuro,

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post Sun 1st October 2006, 7:34am
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QUOTE(Jonny Cache @ Sun 1st October 2006, 1:04am) *
Could some kindly staff person please fix the subtitle -- I have real bad OCD, and I'm sure that it will send me off the deep end to keep seeing those typos.

No luck - the "Edit Title" feature allows for even fewer characters than the "Add Topic" feature. I was only able to get as far as "If you have an editor lasting longer tha" before it maxed out.

How about something like "Your edit count could be 3 inches longer"?

Btw, I like the edit summary in the initial post of the "Disruptive Editiing" policy page:
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Initial proposal to actively discipline tendentious users

Damn those tendentious users! Break out the whips and chains! We shall make them submit to our will!
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post Sun 1st October 2006, 1:20pm
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Initial proposal to actively discipline tendentious users

That's a split infinitive. Surely good editors don't make mistakes like that.


QUOTE(Somey @ Sun 1st October 2006, 8:34am) *

Damn those tendentious users! Break out the whips and chains! We shall make them submit to our will!

Oh dear - Somey's been talking to Hogtied and Taxwoman again.
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post Sun 1st October 2006, 5:10pm
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QUOTE(Somey @ Sun 1st October 2006, 3:34am) *

How about something like "Your edit count could be 3 inches longer"?


Somey,

I will not speculate on the parameter envy or the hypo-textual circumcism complex of the software ingenue who, Medusa-like, cast this particular form of sententious castration in hard-wired stone, but merely accept your suggestion as a suitable compromise-formation.

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post Mon 2nd October 2006, 6:21pm
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What we've got here is yet another P&G from the same Porchesian litterature. It disporks the classical syn-tactics of Double Speak, the language in which all double standards are written, and it falls write in line with that utterly confabulous post*mudern genre that includes WP:IAR and WP:NBD. Wikipilgrims and Wikipledges are constantly admonsished to doublespeak the doublespeak in hushed and reverent tones, with all due mumble-jumbled mystification of its "long tradition" (length matters) and its "deep and subtle meaning" (DASM), a textual macramé rapped up in paralogical knots and hyper-liturgical hermenooses that can of course be untangled for the masses by no one short (length matters) of the inner cyclopedia of high priests and pythonesses.

Etc., Etc., Etc.,

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