I have written substantive articles on technical topics. I have also discovered that I don't need to bother with all that troublesome research and writing to get all the flack I could possibly want from editors who have different views.
Though WP:NOT says Wikipedia is not an experiment in democracy, yet it is an illustrative proving ground: WP seems to be a very authentic sample, in both problems and characters, of modern political democracy. If one can be made to work, there may be hope for the other.
|The Guidance Barnstar|
|awarded for clear guidance here in footnote formating which solved an otherwise intractable problem, with thanks and best wishes from ElijahBosley (talk ☞) 21:15, 18 August 2011 (UTC)|
A barnstar for you!Edit
|The Original Barnstar|
|For Siletzia. One of the most impressive new articles I've seen in a long time. Ironholds (talk) 00:57, 17 July 2013 (UTC)|