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wikitech-l is a mailing list for the MediaWiki development community. The discussion threads tend to get rather lengthy, as people debate implementation options; often the conversations devolve into bike-shedding over insignificant details. Most of the lengthy discussions concerning the most fundamental aspects of MediaWiki development take place on wikitech-l, rather than places like MediaZilla, although the final debates leading to the ultimate decisions on [software] architecture issues are usually made at synchronous communication facilities; such as Internet Relay Chat (IRC) or in-person meetings. Occasionally, someone breaches etiquette, usually by wording a criticism harshly; and dozens of posts follow, debating how bad the etiquette breach was, and whether people are overreacting!

Occasionally, an off-topic thread is launched by someone attempting to spam the listserv with his own theory of ethics or communication techniques, ostensibly as a proposal for adoption by the development community; these tend to attract dozens of comments by people interested in such meta-issues, without resulting in any new policies or practices being agreed upon.

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