Wikipedia talk:Beware of the tigers

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tiger is a bit too majestic[edit]

I think the tiger is a bit too majestic of an animal to be used to describe a certain class of "passionate" editors, and some may actually take pride in the idea. It should perhaps be redefined a bit. --DanielCD 15:47, 6 January 2006 (UTC)

Interesting. I was using the tiger as a metaphor for strong opinions, not the holders of the opinions. What sort of phrasing change would you suggest to make that clearer? Thanks, -- William Pietri 18:21, 6 January 2006 (UTC)
Ok, I think I misunderstood the intention. I was referring to those who both have strong opinions and also defend them negatively and irrationally with extreme emotion (and personal attacks). I can see, though, that a tiger could very well be apt to descripe strong opinions themselves. --DanielCD 23:03, 7 January 2006 (UTC)
Nice essay. --Uncle Ed 23:34, 3 June 2006 (UTC)
I like this too. My first impression was the the tiger was the overbearing opinion holder, but that in my mind is a dandy intrepretation. GChriss 19:19, 23 June 2006 (UTC)
Hmm. Isn't the proverbial phrase "a lion in the road"? (I ask this because I've seen this term used in print, but a search thru Wikipedia, Wiktionary & Google failed to turn up an example of this phrase, let alone a definition.) -- llywrch 19:44, 14 June 2006 (UTC)
It's literally a proverbial phrase, from the Bible's Book of Proverbs, specifically Proverbs 26:13. From the World English Bible: "The sluggard says, 'There is a lion in the road! A fierce lion roams the streets!'" --Ssbohio 22:44, 18 July 2006 (UTC)

I wonder how many editors have essays about themselves[edit]

Message three and a half years after the last one:

This essay is a nice ideal. Nice job.

I wonder how many editors have essays about themselves, and if there is a category for this. Ikip 13:43, 19 December 2009 (UTC)

Maybe Category:Essays whose central figure is a wikipedia
Bad, but a start. Lord knows I am not going to boldly create this category, I have been burned (categories put up for deletion before) way to much in the past to do that. Ikip 13:46, 19 December 2009 (UTC)

Strong views[edit]

"Wikipedia's articles are no place for strong views." A foul view indeed. It's a shame that there are subjects which do not conform to your view regarding which no one could fail to have strong views. Fred Talk 20:28, 1 March 2010 (UTC)