04 September 2007


The tag that I never thought I'd see on an article that I'd submitted: Nominated for Deletion.

To be really articulate: It sucked. I thought it was some of my finest work, and, hours after posting it to wikihow.com, it was nfd'd with the claim:

The inaccuracy reflects jocular intent.

Now, at the top of the article is a stark image of a piece of paper with a big red 'X' through it couched beside a paragraph indicating that, due to "Accuracy Issues," discussion would ensue and the article would be reviewed in a week or so.

The real irritation, I suppose, is not that the fellow tagged it, but the reason for which he tagged it. Of course there is jocular intent! Perhaps more accurately, the tongue-and-cheek is laid on pretty thick to make a pseudo-point regarding a fundamental principle of mathematics.

Anyway, despite the irritated tone of this post, I am open to suggestions that he or others would like to make if it truly is a little over-board.

Here is the wikihow.com link:
How to Become an Irrational Number Liberator and Prove That Pi Equals 3

Here is the discussion page, if you would like to give your two cents:
Discussion Page for 'Pi Equals 3'