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Indonesian artist attempts suicide[edit]

http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/events/rizzydraws-suicide-attempt Jesus Christ. — Unsigned, by: / talk

Page is locked, can someone add this please?[edit]

The NRA is in deep financial trouble and is facing an existential crisis. Thanks. (talk) 18:14, 3 August 2018 (UTC)

Did it. Sorry for the inconvenience. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 18:17, 3 August 2018 (UTC)
(ec)I'd have been happy to, but I want to editorialize that this is the kind of thing scumfuckers lie about in court filings(not necessarily these scumfuckers in this court filing). NRA has over a million members who pay annual dues, and big corporate sponsors. I'd be mighty suspicious that this is a "oh we can't afford to pay any fines, look at this hollywood accounting that shows we're in massive debt". I guess I'm saying, don't get your hopes up. ikanreed 🐐Bleat at me 18:19, 3 August 2018 (UTC)
Oh, well, then add the caveats there. I had my hopes up but I figured their pockets are deep-rooted inside their asses. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 18:21, 3 August 2018 (UTC)

Page protection[edit]

If we have such a problem with shitty WIGOs, should we just permanently protect the page so only registered users can edit? Chef Moosolini’s Ristorante ItalianoMake a Reservation 03:51, 9 August 2018 (UTC)

@DuceMoosolini I think we should permanently protect WIGO pages. The last time I suggested this there wasn't a consensus view one way or the other. CowHouse (talk) 06:07, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
Considering it's only registered users who edit the WIGOs anyway, that won't solve anything.-- (talk) 18:41, 12 August 2018 (UTC)

Links don't have to encompass the entire text[edit]

Little public service announcement: rather than unthinkingly copying and pasting the URL and headline, try putting a little effort into linking which part is actually important.

Taking the most recent example, this is bad:

California Republican Duncan Hunter has been indicted for using $250,000 in campaign funds for personal use.

This is nice:

California Republican Duncan Hunter has been indicted for using $250,000 in campaign funds for personal use.

Of course you could link a bit more, but try to keep it small. Huge hyperlinks are ugly. —Kazitor Kazitor sig pic.png 00:15, 26 August 2018 (UTC)

Hogwash, huge links are beautiful. We need a link-body positive movement! (talk) 14:10, 27 August 2018 (UTC)

Brazil museum fire[edit]

Please explain how funding cuts have anything to do with any kind of 'anti science' movement. please stop making bullshit claims that are not in anyway supported by he linked to article. perhaps read the fucking article first? AMassiveGay (talk) 18:32, 5 September 2018 (UTC)

I agree. I removed that opinion statement from the article link. Cosmikdebris (talk) 19:04, 5 September 2018 (UTC)

Don't do it north korea![edit]

That's how they got Iraq! ikanreed 🐐Bleat at me 15:31, 19 September 2018 (UTC)