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Double Standard[edit]

@Nerd To answer your question, I added a redirect to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez page (AOC) for the sake of brevity and convenience and it was deleted without my consultation. Rather than start am edit war, I decided to be petty and apply that logic to other "unnecessary redirects" (hence why I tested the deletion process im the sandbox.

But what's the point? The editors of this site arbitrarily pick and choose what they like rather than relying on any convention or pattern. Who cares about standards when we can just have double standards? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ G Man (talk) 22:09, 18 February 2019 (UTC)

It was not I who deleted it. For the record, I don't have a problem with such a page. Nerd (talk) 21:41, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
I know. It was Bongolian who made the edit. Rather than engage in an edit war, I decided to throw a different kind of tantrum. It's one of those days for me. I'm over it now, but still slightly dissatisfied. Maybe later I'll deal with this user on their talk page. G Man (talk) 22:31, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
@Nerd, @G Man: The reasons were twofold for my deletion: 1) She is not commonly referred to by her initials as far as I know and 2) None of our pages use that link. Generally, as far as I've seen, we have an informal policy of not proliferating unnecessary redirects. FYI, I think DJT should also be deleted for the same reason. Bongolian (talk) 00:19, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
@Bongolian @G Man Shall we have a vote, then? Nerd (talk) 03:51, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
@Nerd, I'm not going to stop a vote if {{ping|G Man} wants one. Bongolian (talk) 04:01, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
@Nerd @Bongolian Sure. Why not? G Man (talk) 23:13, 19 February 2019 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Very well, then. @G Man I suggest you post a note on the Saloon Bar to attract people's attention. I will initiate a vote here. Nerd (talk) 01:05, 20 February 2019 (UTC)



  1. I do refer to the God-Emperor by his initials. Nerd (talk) 01:07, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
  2. We need more redirects, they are good for the sites digestive system. — Dysk (contribs) 01:53, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
  3. It might help further our mission. It makes it easier for newcomers to locate articles. This applies to both Trump and Ocasio-Cortez. Besides, if you read any discussion forum about either of them, someone will eventually refer to her by their initials. Even WikipediaWikipedia's W.svg acknowledgesWikipedia's W.svg this, for instance. G Man (talk) 18:52, 20 February 2019 (UTC)


  1. I can see the reasoning in keeping AOC (its her twitter handle, I believe), but I never see Trump referred to as DJT. --RWRW (talk) 19:14, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
  2. 1) It's not commonly used in real life. 2) Nothing links to DJT right now. 3) Pointless redirect serve as a kind of pollution for useful redirects when one is looking for something using the autocomplete feature in the search box. Bongolian (talk) 19:23, 20 February 2019 (UTC) Bongolian (talk) 19:26, 20 February 2019 (UTC)

Fuck you I'm sure I'm a goat baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa[edit]

  1. While redirects like this particular one serve little function, they are also mostly harmless. As long as a redirect doesn't mislead someone, it's probably an okay one to have. The likelihood of the Dow Jones Transportation index being relevant to our readers is slim. ikanreed 🐐Bleat at me 19:04, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
Is that meant to be a challenge? Anna Livia (talk) 19:12, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
Yes, all sentences are challenges until such time as I choose to end them with an exclamation point; good luck figuring out the hidden challenge of this one. ikanreed 🐐Bleat at me 19:20, 20 February 2019 (UTC)