Wikipedia talk:What Wikipedia is not

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Wikipedia is not a self-biography[change source]

I propose that we add Wikipedia is not a self-biography to the list of things Wikipedia is not because I believe that Wikipedia is not a self-biography. The reasoning behind this is because we don't want some 12 year olds to write an article about themselves on here, as they are most obviously not notable. Does anyone else agree with this? Cheers, Razorflame 19:17, 5 March 2009 (UTC)

Yes, I agree, something like this in short should be added to the article. Battleaxe9872 / 21:20, 27 August 2010 (UTC)
I think that already falls under a number of others things already on the list. -DJSasso (talk) 21:25, 27 August 2010 (UTC)
It's covered under #15. Kansan (talk) 21:37, 27 August 2010 (UTC)

Red links[change source]

There are red links on the page, mind fixing them up? Fhusafnwfszdfsfgas (talk) 21:56, 3 February 2012 (UTC)

Obituary[change source]

Is “obituary” a simple word? I think not, though it is used in the article. Perhaps the wording could be simplified?--OlivierMiR (talk) 12:56, 23 June 2012 (UTC)

if it isn't, what wording do you propose? --Eptalon (talk) 15:09, 23 June 2012 (UTC)
See Obituary. Ottawahitech (talk) 14:06, 17 July 2019 (UTC)
There's nothing wrong with your page, but I'm not sure it gives us any more than wikt:obituary does. It is acceptable to put the Wiktionary link onto the page, too. StevenJ81 (talk) 15:00, 17 July 2019 (UTC)

Anarchy[change source]

The example given of "testing anarchism" is wrong. Our own articles here on anarchy and anarchism describe that anarchy does not simply mean chaos, but the absence of rulers or outside controlling groups. It seems silly for an encyclopedia to make this type of description counter to history and politics simply because it is a common misalignment. It would be similar to saying that not being a democracy means we do not allow anyone to contribute who may not be of proper birth. In saying this, I do not mean to promote an ideology or change the actual rule, but to simply point out the misleading language used in describing it. Thanks, djr13 (talk) 13:40, 9 January 2014 (UTC)

It's not simple either, so wording it differently would be an improvement. What would you suggest? "Pages that you can do anything you want to"...? "Pages for testing and vandalising..."? Osiris (talk) 22:49, 9 January 2014 (UTC)

A change idea for number 15[change source]

Its second-last sentence is "If upload a file, it should only be used for a Wikipedia page." It looks like it is missing "you" before "upload". I am not allowed to change the main page. ASchoenhofer (talk) 02:18, 13 January 2016 (UTC)

Nice catch! Fixed it. Osiris (talk) 11:00, 16 January 2016 (UTC)