User:Angela/What Wikipedia is not

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Policy is not set in stone. Policy pages such as "What Wikipedia is not" are, for the most part, the opinions of just a few important people. Tim Starling


Wikipedia is not...[edit]

  • ... a mental health treatment facility. Vicki Rosenzweig
  • ... a creche. Tarquin
  • ... a pulpit. Kingturtle
  • ... Usenet. Jimbo Wales
  • ... a database. Tarquin
  • ... a free for all. Alex756
  • ... a swimming pool. Martin
  • ... a place for jokes. Angela
  • ... a place to stick random notes or whatnot. Danny
  • ... a phone book. Mav
  • ... a collection place for trivia. Andre Engels
  • ... a repository for all human knowledge. Tim Starling
  • ... just another Britannica. BL
  • ... a place to post your point of view or argue about it. Ed Poor
  • ... Google. Anon
  • ... the only wiki. Mav
  • ... Your personal playpen. Plato
  • ... your mother. Koyaanis Qatsi
  • ... your father. Ritz
  • ... in the business of book promotion. Electicology
  • ... meant to be a group experience. Eloquence
  • ... a derivative work of itself. The Cunctator
  • ... an educational textbook. Rotem Dan
  • ... here to set trends. Hephaestos
  • ... a landscape for honorary pages. Kingturtle
  • ... a word. Alex756
  • ... the place for preaching. Morwen
  • ... a place to post lectures. Mav
  • ... the only Wikimedia project. Eloquence
  • ... a programming guide. Taku
  • ... a place to list editors' favorite websites. Tim Starling
  • ... a repository of predictions of what will happen in years to come. Tarquin
  • ... an almanac. Danny
  • ... an American project. Secretlondon
  • ... a place for crusades. BL
  • ... a place to decide which side is right and wrong. Taku
  • ... like a traditional encyclopedia. Eloquence
  • ... suitable for hosting executable program downloads! Brion
  • ... for aiding translations. Angela
  • ... a Spellchecker. Tarquin
  • ... CNN. Mav
  • ... deteriorating. AxelBoldt
  • ... a strategy guide. Martin
  • ... a one stop source for any information about anything. Robertoalencar
  • ... our employer. Matthew Woodcraft
  • ... a household name yet. Erik Zachte
  • ... a place for indepth analysis. Kingturtle
  • ... a place to evangelize your beliefs. Stephen Gilbert
  • ... a place for slogans. Jerzy
  • ... a development playground. Eloquence
  • ... about finding absolute truth. Chuck Smith
  • ... an author. Toby Bartels
  • ... the only project that runs MediaWiki. Mav
  • ... for-profit. Martin
  • ... a tool to maintain willful suspension of disbelief. Eloquence
  • ... a chat room. RickK
  • ... supposed to voice a POV. Koyaanis Qatsi
  • ... Wiki. Stephen Gilbert
  • ... the easiest place to navigate. Jack Lynch
  • ... Project Gutenberg. Bryan Derksen
  • ... a legal advice service. Alex756
  • ... a place to put your own opinions. Enchanter
  • ... a place to be making advocacy for one position or the other. Mic
  • ... everything 2. Damian Yerrick
  • ... a jokebook. Martin
  • ... only the English Wikipedia. Kpjas
  • ... about copyright activism. Jimbo
  • ... a social club. 142
  • ... a book. Fagan
  • ... a tabla rasa anymore. Alex756
  • ... a catholic encyclopedia. Karl Eichwalder
  • ... Nupedia. Eloquence
  • ... the only GFDL-using open content project. Wouter Vanden Hove
  • ... just about the US. Jtdirl
  • ... only about science. Anthère
  • ... about winning kudos and stroking egos. Larry Sanger
  • ... an adversarial endeavor, nor a marketplace. Jimbo
  • ... paying me enough to put up with constant abuse. Stan Shebs
  • ... for financial gain. Alex756
  • ... a game. Jamesday
  • ... a list of citations. Anthère
  • ... Meatball. Angela
  • ... IRC. Silsor
  • ... for personal interpretations of what wikipedia is. BL
  • ... a dumpster. Viajero
  • ... entirely populated by sane people. DJ Clayworth
  • ... the Yellow Pages. silsor
  • ... a competitive sport. pakaran
  • ... a fish. Alex S
  • ... a place for mindless flamewars. Eloquence
  • ... a help site. Dysprosia
  • ... Slashdot. Dpbsmith
  • ... the back of an envelope. Denni
  • ... an island. Neutrality
  • ... Disneyland. Oska
  • ... a long, ordered sequence of carefully categorized articles. Wikipedia:Establish context
  • ... guaranteed to be accurate. Wikipedia:Legal advice
  • ... a safe sex guide. Wikipedia:Safe sex
  • ... a substitute for seeking the help of a professional. Wikipedia:Content disclaimer
  • ... uniformly peer reviewed. Wikipedia:General disclaimer
  • ... a web directory. Wikipedia:Google Test
  • ... a democracy. Wikipedia:Survey guidelines
  • ... a link repository. Matt
  • ... a primary-source repository. Wikipedia:Guide for Indymedia authors
  • ... an online newspaper. Wikipedia:In the news section on the Main Page
  • ... a chat room. Wikipedia:Refactoring
  • ... a list repository. Wikipedia:Embedded list
  • ... a repository for all manner of nonsense. Wikipedia:Deletion guidelines for administrators
  • ... a fortune teller. Niteowlneils
  • ... a can of Pepsi. Wikiman
  • ... a vast left-wing conspiracy to discredit Fox News. NoPetrol
  • ... a vast right-wing conspiracy to ensure that Tom Brokaw's retirement is not a pleasant one. NoPetrol
  • ... a urinal. Silsor
  • ... anyone's fan site for their favorites. LegolasGreenleaf
  • ... a set of blogs. Ergoship
  • ... a place for debates. Ergoship
  • ... a place to plug various media for monitary gain. Quoxplor
  • ... infested by a censorious admin cabal. Nickptar
  • ... the giraffe. Giraffe giraffe giraffe abunghug. Lulltheconqueror
  • ... finished yet. So get back to work, people.
  • ... a dating service. User:Zeerus
  • ... a work of fiction. ~ TokyoJunkie
  • ... your father's encyclopedia. Fant
  • ... a user of only British or American spelling. Meelar
  • ... you. Me =P
  • ... properly punctuated. Sam Korn
  • ... read, only written. HighHopes
  • ... a theological discourse. (from an edit summary at Jesus)
  • ... cynical. (from a Cfd)
  • ... not for employee-of-the-month. Bucketsofg
  • ... the Library of Congress Card Catalog.[1] Ummit
  • ...a babysitter for molly-coddled readers/viewers; let them jump up and down, fingers in ears, and screaming 'nah nah nah I didn't hear that' somewhere else. Pvazz
  • ...Gamefaqs Randall Brackett
  • ...a MySpace for canine fiction. User:Zoe
  • ...a place to tell the truth about Nintendo. Bonelayer12864

The "Wikipedia:What Wikipedia is not" guidelines are just that: guidelines, subordinate to the goal of creating a good, complete, and consistent encyclopedia. The Cunctator