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Monroe's LawEdit

This is an observation I once made about the probability of an edit being reverted, later codified into a brief essay by a couple of interested editors: WP:MONROE.


Hi. I'm an average (few edits per week) Wikipedian.

I unwillingly contribute to the lack of cultural diversity of typical Wikipedians, except that I'm way older than most.

My profession is disk storage and software. My primary hobby is military history, specializing in how militaries change through history. My pet peeve is how little technology has to do with this, despite what many historians say. My secondary hobbies are games, science fiction, anthropology, technical writing and writing in general.

I'm not thin-skinned, and openly accept criticism. I avoid criticizing other editors, except as an unavoidable side-effect of asking an administrator if something should be done about an editor's repeated problematic habits.

In discussions about article contents, I much prefer to discuss edits without mentioning the editors. I see this as basic to WP:AGF.

Did you know...Edit

...that materiel (ending "el") means military supply and equipment, which is different from material (ending "al"), meaning stuff to make things?

...that ordnance (two syllables) means military munitions, which is different from ordinance (three syllables), meaning a law or the like?

I wish editors would stop messing these up; it makes WP look foolish.

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