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polish gerrymandering[edit]

there is no gerrymandering involved in the polish government proposals designed to get people in rural areas to vote. the opposition are not claiming there is any gerrymandering taking place, they say that the proposals are an attempt to get likely PIS supporters out to vote. that is not gerrymandering. gerrymandering is manipulating electoral boundaries to favour one party over the other. adding more polling stations and providing transport if needed to reach them is not gerrymandering. AMassiveGay (talk) 10:27, 28 December 2022 (UTC)

I also didn't like the headline. "It is more democratic, but people will vote for a party I dislike, so it's bad". GeeJayKWhere all evil dwells Where every lie is true 13:03, 28 December 2022 (UTC)
Good post! The G (talk) 18:20, 31 January 2023 (UTC)

Rishi Sunak and right to withdraw labour[edit]

That's an awful lot of downvotes. Is it due to not liking the news? Or are people doubtful that the UK have been trying to undermine the right to withdraw labour? Cardinal Chang (talk) 12:58, 6 January 2023 (UTC)

Downvotes are like magnets, nobody knows how they work exactly.--Tuxer (talk) 00:28, 16 January 2023 (UTC)
whatever it is, it's probably for the same reason a lot of people are downvoting my bolsonaro visa article. The G (talk) 18:20, 31 January 2023 (UTC)
A small note at the top explaining what the voting buttons are for might alleviate confusion. I am under the assumption that the voting buttons are for whether or not content belongs in WIGO. — Unsigned, by: 2A0D:6E80:10:115:3934:8A68:7F88:689A / talk / contribs
looks like the trump trans story is also receiving a lot of downvotes. i'm pretty sure that article is missional. at this point, i think many downvotes come from whether users like the news story that was posted. i guess it all depends on who's reading the pages at the time the entries are added. The G (talk) 16:36, 2 February 2023 (UTC)

keir starmer[edit]

i removed the the wigo because it did not remotely reflect the article in anyway whats so ever, no mention at all of the gender recognition bill, and it is difficult to see how the wigo rlated to article at all. it was flatout bullshit AMassiveGay (talk) 16:45, 15 January 2023 (UTC)

greta thunberg posed with police[edit]

so what? AMassiveGay (talk) 01:15, 18 January 2023 (UTC)

I dunno, I didn't get it either. I guess it means the cops arrested her despite getting along with her beforehand? But that's hardly unusual. Pizza SLICE.gifChef Moosolini’s Ristorante ItalianoMake a Reservation 01:18, 18 January 2023 (UTC)
People online are claiming the whole thing was staged. It's not an absurd suggestion that it might've been just a photo-op, especially since it'd seem a bit odd they'd have 4 officers carrying her in the air. Corpse (chat) 01:57, 18 January 2023 (UTC)
they carried her because she was refusing leave the area. they stopped for a photo it seemed, probably at the prompting from all the press you see in the swarming around her you see in the videos of the event which was an opportunity for a photo op. so what? the one photo was was staged in the sense they stopped for the press to take a picture. what do you mean the 'whole thing was staged'? the twitter link had some cretin assert the whole protest was staged. yes it was. they are staging a protest. are they saying they are not really protesting? or are the people online just saying words? AMassiveGay (talk) 03:36, 18 January 2023 (UTC)
and she wasnt arrested. she was detained briefly. AMassiveGay (talk) 03:38, 18 January 2023 (UTC)
that's why i edited the headline with a new article. i'm pretty sure tweets from discount journalists (current or former) from the daily caller are not reliable sources. The G (talk) 18:19, 31 January 2023 (UTC)

Trump and Gender-Affirming Care[edit]

Can we please convince Trump to include breast implants, lip injections, butt enhancements, etc etc in the list of gender-affirming care that is banned? Something tells me that the guy that porks fake-titted porn stars and marries surgical abominations isn't actually against gender-affirming surgeries... Corpse (chat) 16:27, 1 February 2023 (UTC)

Note that up/down votes are about entry/article quality, not about whether you like the event.[edit]

There was some talk about adding this as a note to the page again. What ever happened to that? People are clearly downvoting the abortion pill entry because they don't like that it's happening, but there have been quite a few examples other than that as well since and prior to that discussion. Chillpilled (talk) 07:30, 5 March 2023 (UTC) Now that I look it over a bit closer, I think the most elegant way to do this would be to edit the text at Template:WIGOW to add a brief note in it, though I can't immediately think of what to change it to. And possibly the blogs, clogs, and elections templates for the same reasons. Chillpilled (talk) 07:40, 5 March 2023 (UTC)