Wikipedia:Don't be officious
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Don't be officious. Rules (or purported rules) are not the be all and end all of the decision making process.
If you have time to incite quarrels about joke versions of the "You have new messages" banner or harmlessly opinionated statements in other people's userspace, you don't write enough content.