Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Something's wrong with this redirect

WP:DRAMA redirects to Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents.

Either we take administration seriously or we don't. Sure, ANI gets misused. But it's inappropriate to validate that disrespect with this sort of joke.


Joshua said...

We can take things seriously and still have a sense of humor about matters overall. Yes, we are trying to write an encyclopedia, and yes issues on the noticeboard are often serious but that doesn't mean that we can't look at ourselves and laugh on occasion.

There's another issue that's related and more serious: There's a notion that "drama" is somehow a necessarily bad thing. The English Wikipedia community is composed of many different people from different backgrounds and often different ideas about what is best for the project. That such disagreements will often be heated and generate "drama" should not surprise us nor should it bother us.

Bawolff said...

On a similiar note, on the english wikinews, WN:CABAL redirects the arbcom (I've always kinda found that funny)

Durova said...

It does? Thank you for the heads up.

Seth Finkelstein said...

"Either we take administration seriously or we don't."

In the immortal words of Captain Kirk in "The Trouble With Tribbles"

"On the contrary, I think of this project as very important. It is you I take lightly."

[you == generic (admins), not you personally!]