Left to its own devices, the discussion might inadvertently become useful. An additional step to increase lameness is to include repeated links to this essay, which is WP: Discussions on talk pages, even over trivially lame details, are not "edit wars" and should NEVER be added: Merely stating the discussion is lame is frequently not sufficient; every opposing statement must be denied with increasingly vehement assertions of the lameness.
Ethnic and national feuds. This is a big mistake. If this does not work, try changing the MOS itself; that always works. Of course, editors with a more experienced eye for lameness may disagree with your claim to the "lamest," which may just result in yet another lame edit war!
Be careful to avoid even the semblance of taking sides in the war. If you feel that an edit war was truly lame, add it! Note that the no original research and verifiability policies are meant to apply to the article namespacenot necessarily on pages like this in the Wikipedia project namespace.
It is essential that as many editors as possible chime in, not adding to the discussion at hand, but merely commenting how lame it is and what a big waste of time it is.
It is not, has never been, nor will ever be, a Wikipedia policy or guideline.
Humorous, insightful commentary is encouraged here. The lameness of it should speak for itself. It should truly be amongst the lamest edit wars. Not just garden-variety lame. See Self-fulfilling prophecyPositive feedbackand Exponential growth. Unless a participant is banned for their part in the edit war, do not give the names of participants or link to their userpages.
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. Upon coming across a discussion that is borderline lame, some Wikipedians may be tempted to go do something useful.
Note that pithy quotes on talk pages may be suitable for Wikipedia: While at first blush, wasting time whining about what a waste of time something is may seem illogical, the inherent irony just magnifies the lameness.This page contains material which is kept because it is considered humorous.
Please do not take it too seriously.Download