It has changed them from actually getting done to never getting done. Some discussions are born lame; some achieve lameness; some have lameness thrust upon them. Use edit summaries to publish interviews that you conducted – or heard rumors about. After consulting a printed source, it turns out that it was the mother who was from Croatia. Montenegrin became the official language of Montenegro in 2007 and received a new standard on 10 July 2009, but it has been promoted by the Montenegrin community since 2004. And to what extent does "Thracian" mean "Bulgarian"?

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For years, there has been a low-level (and at times high-intensity) conflict about which country can claim Chopin as its son. The observer learns a lot about the Napoleonic code, about the nuances of "citizenship", "nationality", and "ethnicity". Whether this edit war will spread to the page on his memorial on the periodic table is unknown. Casey Kasem may have foreshadowed this edit war decades ago when he offered his first impression of U2 early in their career: "This is bullshit. Editors ruthlessly argue over the formalities of citizenship and nationality.

Students of law can argue the finer points of jus sanguinis and jus soli. With "Unionists" and "Independencrats" reviving arguments that once almost sabotaged, this article has the (mis)fortune to have a lengthy FAQ which uses statements like "Chinese can also be Taiwanese just like Chinese can also be Beijingers" and "Jeremy Lin's maternal grandma lives in Zhejiang and thus he has undisputed Chinese descent" to satisfy both sides. Or did he have no nationality at all that bears mentioning? Born of Serbian parents in a part of the Austrian Empire, which a short time later became a part of the Hungarian half of Austria-Hungary and is now in Croatia. Which country's laws of citizenship should be used?

The use of "Polish-born" is branded as a racist slur. He is considered by both Hungarians and Slovaks to be the unsung father of the dynamo and electric motor. If Copernicus were around today, he might have suggested that he would be satisfied to be remembered as an astronomer, but we will never know. He eventually became a naturalized citizen of the US. Apparently, she was born to Portuguese parents and has released albums in Portuguese, but "she was born, lives, and works in Canada". Much like reality television, this could get nasty.

Occasionally, even experienced Wikipedians lose their heads and devote every waking moment to edit warring over the most trivial thing, wasting time debating topics of no practical value, or wrestling over questions whose answers hold no practical consequence. It isn't comprehensive or authoritative, but it serves as a showcase of situations where people lose sight of the big picture and obsessively expend huge amounts of energy fighting over something that, in the end, isn't really so important.

Edit warring is believed by some to be important, possibly due to the historical regularity and frequency of the occurrence of these wars. In some earlier instances of edit warring, dating back from before the good old days, participants would simply utilize their swords and fight a battle, or later, their guns and fight a duel. But make sure that, when you change it, you don't even think about citing any source; please feel free to insult whoever put in the previous ethnicity.

A careful and scholarly study of available archeological evidence has even suggested that edit wars may have recurred on a regular basis going back all the way to the beginning of recorded history, even before the advent of proper writing circa 2001 C. In modern times, physical combat has been outlawed and replaced by the careful inciting of personal attacks, strategic 3RR templating and canvassing, timely notices on WP: AN/I, and (in some cases) marking the changes as a minor edit. It is not, has never been, nor will ever be, a Wikipedia policy or guideline. Anonymous editors: be sure to insert multitudes of her different "real names," with no sourcing whatsoever.Truly, the revolutionary Wikipedia outlook has changed the way things get done. Rather, it illustrates standards or conduct that are generally not accepted by the Wikipedia community. Born in Germany, supposedly of a German mother and a Yugoslav father, and raised in Bavaria, Germany. How about the fact that the relatives live in Bosnia-Herzegovina? A mercifully brief edit war over whether Orpheus can be classified as Greek, Thracian, or Macedonian.An additional step to increase lameness is to include repeated links to this essay, which is WP: LAME. A year-long, low-intensity desultory chain of edits and reversions consumes human time and effort with no net content added to the Encyclopedia.Administrators have a special role to play; proposing/implementing topic bans on lame participants is doubly effective: it not only increases the present-day lameness, but, by quashing debate, helps ensure the lame issue remains unsolved for future generations of Wikipedians to go on about. The best way to set about a lame edit war is to change a large number of articles based on your interpretation of minutiae in the manual of style. 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?If this does not work, try changing the MOS itself, that always works. Many discussions have taken place over the course of several years as whether "U2 are an Irish rock band" or simply "U2 are a rock band" should be included in the text. Eventually, a heated discussion took place for over two-and-a-half weeks that resulted in at least one editor getting blocked and many more getting warnings, to eventually come to the conclusion that U2 are, in fact, an Irish band.If you want to add a "lame edit war" to this page, keep the following in mind: Was Chopin Polish, French, Polish–French, or French–Polish? Edit wars continued back and forth, and at one point the article even read "U2 are an Irish and British rock band" (which didn't last very long). (At least for now.) Is she Canadian or Portuguese-Canadian?