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Wikipedia:The five Fs of Wikipedia

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The 5Fs is an acronym for further fodder for future filings which also doubles as the Hawaiian good luck sign under certain circumstances, although it is often meant as a friendly gesture among WikiFriends. The significance of the 5Fs comes into play if you've ever filed a case or defended yourself at one of the drama boards, including WP:AE, WP:AN, WP:ANI, WP:ARCA, and/or WP:RFAR. Wikipedia has several venues for drama which may have some symbolic significance, perhaps even foreboding, although it is quite obvious that few editors have been able to grasp the symbolism considering the drama boards stay populated.

If it turns out that you were the OP of a case, and failed to gain favorable consensus by the majority of uninvolved administrators despite your beautifully crafted walls of text, do not despair. First things first: treat your head wounds, repair the sheetrock, apply Rogaine to the bare spots to encourage new hair growth, and gargle with warm water and lemon juice to soothe your strained vocal chords. It is highly likely that you'll find yourself at that same drama board again in the future, so find a safe place to store the permalink. Remember what Mom & Dad told you - if at first you don't succeed, consensus can change! Also keep in mind that the fodder or what seafarers refer to as flotsam, that you accumulated for your case or that was born of your case, may come in handy for a future filing, thus the 5Fs - further fodder for future filings. If you fail to prevail a second time, you either fucked-up somewhere, or you were railroaded so put the Hawaiian good luck sign to good use.