Wikipedia talk:What "Ignore all rules" means

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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)

Anyone behind this, anyone at all?[edit]

Having been here for years now, I have to say that I find very little interest in this principle among other editors. Most seem to ignore it, many won't even discuss it, as if it were taboo. Am I wrong? --SergeWoodzing (talk) 01:03, 4 December 2014 (UTC)

Is there something to discuss which has not been well aired? Johnuniq (talk) 01:38, 4 December 2014 (UTC)
I'd like to discuss whether or not the vast majority of editors on English Wikipedia care about the purported prevalence of common sense at all. That is not my experience, sad to say. --SergeWoodzing (talk) 01:44, 4 December 2014 (UTC)
You're saying people ignore the "ignore all rules" principle? Well it is permitted as "ignore all rules" suggests you can ignore the "ignore all rules" principle?
A little more seriously, I'd say that things are a little bureaucratic, where following rules, even essays, seems more popular than using common sense. But at least we have this principle in place, that you can at least argue for common sense; but people in general prefer to follow rules rather than to look at what maybe is the best thing for a given situation. But how you overcome this I don't know.
I don't know how many people will read this, but perhaps it's a ripe topic for discussion somehow. --Mrjulesd (talk) 01:45, 4 December 2014 (UTC)

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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)