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What to do next?

Magog the Ogre used a term which was new to me. He used "delegitimize" in a context in which I was only an onlooker. The term brought together a number of issues which I had been struggling to put into words.

  1. WP:Delegitimization as a tactic was created
  2. It was challenged at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Wikipedia:Delegitimization as a tactic.
  3. Is this an appropriate place to ask for help in responding constructively?

The concept of "delegitimisation" appears to have been used with some frequency, including community discussions about articles for deletion.

  • The history of recurrent and increasing usage in a range of WP:Namespace contexts suggests (a) the arguable relevance of the subject; and (b) the plausible likelihood of potential contributors who may expand it -- compare Wikipedia search results
  • The use of this term in a range of real world contexts suggests that it has become a "buzz word", which suggests continued and increasing namespace usage in the near future -- compare Google search results.

The critics use the term "userfy"; and in response, I created User:Tenmei/Delegitimisation as a tactic, but this does addresses nothing to respond to questions and criticism. What to do next is still an unanswered question. --Tenmei (talk) 22:50, 23 September 2011 (UTC)