විකිපීඩියා:විකිපීඩියාව ජයලබාගනීම සඳහා ස්ථානයක් නොවේ
|While this essay is not a policy or guideline itself, it is intended to supplement other Wikipedia practices and policies. Please defer to the relevant policy or guideline in case of inconsistency between that page and this one.|
Wikipedia is not about winning. It is not a battleground and disputes over content or behavior are not meant to be "won". They are meant to be resolved per consensus. All users involved in the dispute should be willing to yield to consensus. Ego does not matter to Wikipedia; egos are not helpful to building encyclopedia articles, and ego needs to yield to consensus if a conflict between the two somehow occurs. Any editors who feel they should win are incorrect, as there is nothing to win. Wikipedia is not World of Encyclopediacraft.
විශ්වකෝෂයක් ගොඩනැගීමට වඩා ජය ලැබීම වැදත්බව සිතන්නන් සඳහා විකිපීඩියාව සුදුසු ස්ථානය නොවේ. ජයගැනීමට ඇබ්බැහිවූවන් හෝ පාලනය අවැසිබව හැඟෙන්නන් මේ පැමිණ සිටින්නේ වැරදි තැනකටයි.
If you are one of these individuals, you need to lay aside the need or impulse to allow ego, pride, or winning to take precedence over collaborative construction of an encyclopedia. To quote a film, "the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, or the one." Regardless of who the one is—be it an editor, a body of editors, or a group on Wikipedia—the only thing that matters is Wikipedia as a whole.
And if you get blocked because you want to win, you'll more than likely join your cadre of other winners in creating a blog or joining a forum about Wikipedia where you describe how wrong Wikipedia was and how you were right. These other winners will agree with you and give you confidence in your rightness. A few Wikipedia editors at some point will eventually see it, feel they might be able to help, and try to explain to you why you were wrong. However, in classic "winning" stance, you'll just cover your ears and scream "I didn't hear that" and then insist you're right. Despite all of this, your drive to win will get you no where. You're still blocked, and the other editor/body/group are still editing Wikipedia. At this point, you'll start telling people that Wikipedia is a joke. That's fine with us, because you're still looking up Justin Beiber's new hit on Wikipedia.
- Wikipedia:Just drop it
- Wikipedia:Let it go
- Wikipedia:Admitting you're wrong
- Wikipedia:Drop the stick and back slowly away from the horse carcass
- Wikipedia:Wikipedia is an MMORPG (humorous)
- Wikipedia:DGAF (humorous)