Debate:Do Wikipedia's flaws endanger the project?

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I recently flipped through Wikipedia and I've noticed several problems. The biggest is the insane amount of Wikilawyering going on. It seems that almost nothing can done because everybody is throwing around their version of the rules, and everyone else has a counterrule that seems to invalidate the first. We're currently watching CP grind to a halt because of their lack of clear direction, lack of set rules and ability to protest, but it seems to me that WP is having the same end result for the opposite reasons. Any thoughts? SirChuckBGentoo Penguins is the best kind of Penguin 00:20, 19 November 2008 (EST)

Please elaborate a bit. I really have only been a bit of a wikignome there for the last 6 months, popping in and looking after the few things noone else would do if I didn't. - User \pi 00:29, 19 November 2008 (EST)
Feel free to look at my Wikipedia contributions on talk pages for many examples, I "wikilawyer" as a hobby. tmtoulouse 00:57, 19 November 2008 (EST)

Move question from saloon bar?[edit]

I posted a question at the Saloon Bar on a very similar topic. I would like to move it over here, if that is all right. Mjollnir.svgListenerXTalkerX 14:43, 12 March 2009 (EDT)

I don't think the "Obama whitewash" issue is prelevant to this debate, so I think it can be left where it is. Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 15:06, 12 March 2009 (EDT)