Wikipedia talk:What "Ignore all rules" means

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Improve Illustration[edit]

The illustration suggests that you should do any idea that comes intro your head, as long at it does not contradict wikipedia policy or rules. That could go very wrong, if you just skim the page. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:04, 16 February 2015 (UTC)

The illustration does not cover the case where the rules are *incomplete* or *vague* which is different, and probably more common, than being *wrong* ... --Sethop (talk) 20:10, 2 October 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 2 June 2015[edit] (talk) 16:33, 2 June 2015 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done as you have not requested a change. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. --I am k6ka Talk to me! See what I have done 16:58, 2 June 2015 (UTC)


I believe this essay would be enhanced by a list of examples of articles that were improved by WP:IAR, listing the article, the rule that was ignored, and how ignoring the rule improved the article. Without such a list, the user has no way of knowing when WP:IAR could ever apply. I sure don't, and I have made over 25,000 edits, the first more than 10 years ago in June 2005. —Anomalocaris (talk) 04:53, 21 December 2015 (UTC)

Clarification: I understand that WP:IAR can mean WP:Be bold, go ahead and edit and things will sort out in the end. If WP:IAR can also mean something like "Sometimes articles are actually improved by allowing changes normally prohibited by WP:MOS or other sets of rules," examples should be provided. If WP:IAR is really just WP:Be bold, this essay should say so, to remove all doubt. —Anomalocaris (talk) 06:10, 21 December 2015 (UTC)