Sunday, August 24, 2008

How many Wikipedians does it take to change a light bulb?


  • 1 to propose the change
  • 5 to support
  • 1 to dispute whether the change is a needed process
  • 7 more to pile on from IRC and join the dispute
  • 2 to open a request for comment
  • 37 to vote at the straw poll
  • 5 to say votes are evil
  • 1 to MFD it
  • 9 to object until the MFD gets speedily closed
  • 1 to mark the proposal historical.

Afterward on AN, all opposers claim the consensus favored darkness.

Thanks to Xavexgoem and Dendodge for the brainstorm.


Xavexgoem said...

absolutely brilliant :-)

Sir Nicholas said...


Evan said...

Actually, I think that 69 is an underestimate. Changing Wikipedia appears to be a very tedious, long, slow process.

Piotr Konieczny said...

LOL :)

But did the bulb got changed?

Lise Broer said...

The proposal to change the status quo of darkness failed to achieve community support.

Mads Gorm Larsen said...

an alternative version

Mads Gorm Larsen said...

An alternative version