This is yet another article that sat around as a draft for far too long. I'm pushing it out, it seems alright to me.
The problem with big guys picking on little guys is that the little ones play by different rules.
When reacting, the little guy has no choice but to go straight to asymmetric warfare. In the case of anti-culture corporate actions, by far the most effective tool has been the Streisand effect.
So when an individual's specific action is threatened, that action is given over to the swarm. The threat turns the snake into a hydra.
Well-Being > Eccentricities > Awareness > Good Thing > Enlightenment
A state of awakenness.
Culture > Wiki >
Two words smashed together as CamelCase, used by early Wikis as a link to another page.
The early Wikis would notice multiple capitals in a word (CamelCase) and would render them as a link to a page of that name.
This concept is regularly supplemented, if not entirely replaced by, the free link.
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To contribute material.
The act of "Fleshing something out" is to add content to an existing framework. To "flesh something out" is to "work something over", to "fill in the gaps" or "bring to life". It is a set of actions whose ultimate goal is to make their target useful.
Fleshing acts to remove a Stub.
A condition affecting web pages or web sites where hyperlinks gradually fail to connect to a live resource over time. Either links become less relevant over time, or they have ceased to exist. When an author adds a link to an outside web page, it is not possible to guarantee the link will always function. For link pages that have moved, some can be kept updated over time but often Web content moves without notice or automatically forwarding the user to the new site.
Culture > Borg
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To completely absorb and integrate something.
Term describing a lack of general maintenance. Similar to grime, dust or decay in the real world.
The idea of the merciless refactor is to be extremely thorough in cutting apart a topic and separating it into multiple subtopics or otherwise "cleaning off the Cruft" This process is absolutely essential for an older Wiki. Often, a page will appear to be mature to a regular, and to new users will appear unapproachable, however the process of disregarding social ties (ownership) to a page and flesh it out is of extraordinary value.
Essentially, pages get out of date because authors begin to become more and more intimidated at making major changes and "stepping on toes". Bold authors who pick apart elderly pages to update them are of great use to a topic, and are essential for keeping pages tidy and up-to-date.
Some wikis have the concept of "being bold", which is something like being merciless.
A very young page or piece of a page which does not yet have much material. Common for wikis.
Culture > Evil
An implication of monstrous bad behaviour.
Evil is a term used to de-humanise individuals. Sometimes written with capitalization.