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A typical Wikipediot

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On February 12, 2012 Professor Timothy Messer-Kruse shared his frustrating experience with editing Wikipedia. In Chronicle Review 's article named The 'Undue Weight' of Truth on Wikipedia professor describes his encounter with a typical Wikipediot: ""Explain to me, then, how a 'minority' source with facts on its side would ever appear against a wrong 'majority' one?" I asked the Wiki-gatekeeper. He responded, "You're more than welcome to discuss reliable sources here, that's what the talk page is for. However, you might want to have a quick look at Wikipedia's civility policy.""No wonder Dr.Messer-Kruse felt irritated. The very first message he got at his talk page advised him to "to have a look at Wikipedia's policy on sockpuppets". Then he was told: "You must provide reliable sources for your assertions to make changes along these lines to the article. Gwen Gale (talk) 16:53, 22 January 2009 (UTC)" , and then, when a bewildered professor very politely tried to reason with a typical Wikipediot: "As for you claim about Wikipedia's policy, your characterization of it is absurd, especially if the "majority" source that is cited can be shown to be factually wrong", he was advised "to have a quick look at Wikipedia's civility policy. Gwen Gale (talk) 17:44, 22 January 2009".


Most of the time a typical Wikipediot is a well established Wikipedian, often an administrator. A typical Wikipediot is usually obsessed with his self-righteous authority, and in most cases is a bully. A typical Wikipediot sees his purpose in enforcing Wikipedia policies no matter how stupid and how irrelevant they are, and sincerely believes there's no life outside Wikipedia. A typical Wikipediot will submit to no expert, no matter how famous one is, because "One may be an expert in one's field, but not an expert in collaborative, volunteer development of an open encyclopedia using wiki software. Gwen Gale (talk) 17:05, 14 April 2008 (UTC)"

Often a typical Wikipediot is a troll: "When I masturbate in public, I don't really feel any different than when I do it in private; can you possibly tell us why when you masturbate in public, it hurts? Y u no be Russavia ლ(ಠ益ಠლ) 19:42, 27 January 2012 (UTC)"

On the other hand a typical Wikipediot is so preoccupied with fighting imaginary trolls that he does not even notice haw he has became a troll himself. Here's an example of a troll of administrator being unhappy that his Wikipediot friend was not elected to be an admin "you fucking morons. You've just done more damage to Wikipedia than any snide remark or four-letter word. You should hang your heads in shame"

A typical Wikipediot has difficulties expressing himself in English. Instead he speaks a language of Wikipedia policies, for example: “PoV is allowed, so long as WP:NPOV and WP:Consensus are given sway. Gwen Gale (talk) 02:09, 25 February 2010 (UTC) “. Don’t even try to understand what does “PoV is allowed, so long as WP:NPOV blah, blah, blah” means, but WP:Consensus basically means that a typical Wikipediot strongly believes that Wikipedia articles should be edited in accordance with an equal collaboration of the ignorant and the educated. Sometimes a typical Wikipediot says something that is hard to understand even to another typical Wikipediots: "PC is a protection tool against V, CV, LT/PAs/libel and BLP,....Gwen Gale (talk) 01:37, 16 June 2010 (UTC)"

A typical Wikipediot believes that Wikipedia is the best place to dump his lover.

Often a typical Wikipediot has no job, no life and spends every waking hour editing Wikipedia.

A typical Wikipediot will argue for any stupidity as long as there is a “source” to prove it, no matter how disgraceful that source might be: “The source says, "Democrats in the U.S. House have been conducting hearings on proposals to confiscate workers’ personal retirement accounts..." The reports don't seem to be hoax, is all I'm saying. Gwen Gale (talk) 20:10, 9 November 2008 (UTC)”

A typical Wikipediot would block one thousand innocent bystanders to silence a single man who's not even editing Wikipedia

A typical Wikipediot spends hours giving barnstars to other Wikipediots

A typical Wikipediot believes everybody must love Wikipedia, and treats anything he is incapable of understanding as an expression of the animosity towards Wikipedia no matter how ridicules it makes him to look:“It is screamingly obvious he is making a big deal about his birthday not because he doesn't want it published, but because he hates Wikipedia.Beeblebrox (talk) 23:37, 3 April 2012 (UTC)”


A typical Wikipediot spends little or no time adding encyclopedic content to Wikipedia. He sees his purpose in reverting other editors who do, and, if a typical Wikipediot happens to be an administrator,he will block an encyclopedic content contributor as "vandalism only" account.

Usually a typical Wikipediot is stupid, and sometimes this stupidity progresses to the point that it becomes oblivious even to another typical Wikipediots "In a situation where this whole matter is best ignored and given minimal attention, Beeblebrox has decided to open a request for arbitration. Pardon me, Beeblebox, but that is the most stupid thing anybody has done on this project for quite a long time."



Typical Wikipediots are turning Wikipedia into a "Tyranny of the Ignorant".


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