To make an article unrecognisable by changing all the spellings, and paraphrasing in a manner that makes it clear you don't understand it at all.
Also a great way to start an edit war with a vested contributor. Anyone reading through, for example, the featured article on the main page, will carefully note each of the dashes, and suffer a mental breakdown if an en dash is used instead of an em dash, a hyphen is used instead of an en dash, or even worse, an em dash — which looks like this — is spaced.
By using this official line, lazy checkusers (see second noun definition below) can deny any request they don't feel like fulfilling.—n.
Banners will often include article ratings, from Stub- to A-Class, assigned by the projects; ideally, these should all be different.
A popularly-held view amongst many with access to the block button, ensuring that every new editor's journey is an eventful, adrenaline-fuelled passage along Wikipedia's webbed hallway. Presumed to be the ne plus ultra on Wikipedia, in reality it leads to misery, drudgery, and burnout.
This ability has never been openly admitted; instead, the official story is that the tool merely gives access to a user's IP addresses and user agent string.
Its mind-reading abilities are officially held to be false.
The worst they will do is say that they ran a check on you, that you are a sockpuppet of Willy on Wheels, and block you indefinitely, e-mail blocked, talk page disabled, credit rating ruined forever.
To declare discussion of a matter complete, the result being whatever the closer would like it to be.
Alternatively, if the closer has no strong opinion in the matter, declaring whichever option obtained the most ! To agree to work productively with another editor, following twelve edit reversions, eleven block threats, ten talk-page threads, nine reports to ANI, eight Rf Cs, seven wheel wars over page protection, six community bans, five Arb Com cases, four indef blocks, three requests for mediation, two angry blog posts, and a partridge in a pear tree."By train plane and sedan chair Peter Ustinov retraces a journey made by Mark Twain a century ago.
The highlights of his global tour include encounters with Nelson Mandela an 800-year-old demigod and a dildo collector."—The Times A website where editors who have annoyed too many people on Wikipedia for anyone to listen to them, but are too boring to be blocked, go to discuss poorly made amateur pornography and blurred photographs of disused buses.
A potential measure of how the community views this humorous essay may be gained by consulting the history and talk pages, and checking what links here.
The name Wiki Speak was chosen based on George Orwell's fictional language Newspeak, described in his novel Nineteen Eighty-Four as being "the only language in the world whose vocabulary gets smaller every year".
Not to be confused with "appropriate notification", which is informing a large group of editors likely to agree with you of an ongoing discussion that you are winning.—n.