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Ableist slur in the page name[edit]

The word 'Lamest' should be something that's not a slur, i nominate Silliest. [1] (talk) 17:36, 12 July 2014 (UTC)

In this case, it's supposed to be a slur. If we call it "Silliest" or anything else of that nature, it would encourage people to engage in edit wars just so they could be remembered as Silly, but much less want to be Lame. Supernerd11 Firemind ^_^ Pokedex 00:00, 15 July 2014 (UTC)
The point is that the term is to the disability community similar in offensiveness as the N-word to the African American community or "Redskins" to the Native American community. It's not just a slur against people who belong on this page, it's a slur against people with disabilities. Use of that term for this page is not only offensive but may discourage people with disabilities from taking part in using, editing, or verifying this page. Certainly the community can come up with a term that is not an offensive term for a group of people who came that way by birth or happenstance. "Most unbelievable edit wars" or "Most uncouth edit wars" or "Most awkward edit wars" or "Most obnoxious edit wars" would be non-offensive ways of describing this concept, would be more in keeping with a world view, and would be more accessible to people who do not speak English as a first language, while keeping presence on this page undesirable. If you still want a slang term, "Most uncool edit wars" and "Edit war buzz kills" or "Most half-assed edit wars" are slang without slurring a group of people who have nothing to do with those edit wars. Thisisnotatest (talk) 23:40, 1 February 2015 (UTC)


I'm not sure if this qualifies. September 19, 2014‎ there was a rapid-fire revert war at Dicksucker.

Dispute: Can Dicksucker redirect to Fellatio? (Dicksucker technically refers the person rather than the act.)

The odd angle is that the reverts were of a WP:DUMMYEDIT, abusing the editsummary to argue it. Alsee (talk) 06:50, 27 September 2014 (UTC)

See where I mentioned WP:Lamest edit wars at Talk:Dicksucker. Flyer22 (talk) 06:57, 27 September 2014 (UTC)

Stalker! Grin. Alsee (talk) 07:03, 27 September 2014 (UTC)

The Caution Sign, Agathon and Thank You![edit]

I just wanted to take a moment to thank all who have participated in creating this article. I think it is a riot, teeming with subtle and sardonic humor. I really appreciated it. (I do, however, think that the caution sign is totally unnecessary and subtracts from the effect. The average person who participates on Wikipedia is very intelligent and erudite.)

I’ve never been involved with an edit war and have never taken down anyone else’s contributions without first building a consensus to do so on the relevant talk pages. However, I once came close. I was astonished when after I had added a quotation to the Agathon article to discover it had been reverted in record time by another editor. Agathon? That immortal Athenian tragic poet whose name lies in the hearts of men and women everywhere? Come now. I tell you my blood was boiling, and I was all ready to revert the reversion and demand a hearing with the Wiki Supreme Court (or whatever) if this rogue editor persisted with such vandalism of my august contribution! However, I managed to check my baser instincts and engaged in constructive dialogue with the other editor and reached a compromise. Ah, such are the virtues of politic! After all, this was hardly the Climate Change or the Israel-Palestine Conflict articles. So one can understand why I was taken aback. Today Agathon, tomorrow Jerusalem! We can do it!HistoryBuff14 (talk) 15:06, 13 October 2015 (UTC)

Are U2 an Irish band ?[edit]

Are U2 an "Irish band" or simply a band that happen to be from Ireland, since two of their members were born in the UK? All parties to this edit war were equally mistaken as they are neither an Irish Band, A British band, a British-Irish band or an Irish-British band. They are in fact a Dutch band and have been ever since they became resident for tax purposes in the Netherlands. Netgeek-UK (talk) 21:51, 21 October 2015 (UTC)


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