Lets be honest with ourselves here. What really happened was that formally all talk pages, and edits, bar obvious vandalism, were sacrosanct. It was assumed that users were mature enough to ignore or even ridicule those comments which might upset them. Instead, due to the rather conservative tendencies among people here (Namely the urge to ban, revert, and be authoritarian in relation to anything anyone doesn't like or is offended by) characterises the new rationalwiki, the wiki which involves wikipedian nerds like Gerard insisting on 'being a member of the community' - thus outlawing members such as Earthland - due to a peculiar definition of what characterises inclusion or not. Thus the Loya Jirga legitimises such authoritarian inclinations and makes such vulgar and extremists beliefs the new value system of rationalwiki.
In short, what was once considered sacred by virtue of every individual having an irrepresible right to freedom of expression, has now become a pithy reminder of how far this site has fallen in the stated objectives of its mission statement on the front page.
This article should now be rewritten in order to bear some relation to what it has actually become. - 220.127.116.11 17:57, 10 June 2010 (UTC