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Time for a truce

Christmas truce of 1914

In the field of human conflict, tens of millions of people, fighters and civilians alike, have lost their lives over the millennia. Some of these conflicts have sadly been necessary in order to protect civilisation from greater evil. An article asking us to reflect on one major war reminds us that most conflict is unnecessary. Perhaps Wikipedia users could bear that in mind when hastening to be unpleasant to each other, exerting authority over others, and turning some discussion venues into a sordid mire of grave dancing and battlefield behaviour.

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  • I guess we, the editorial team, thought the WWI context was clear both from the (uncaptioned) memorial statue depicted, the guest "reflections" piece, and the general culture during the writing period which included Armistice/Veterans Day. Which doesn't justify reader confusion but, err, contextualizes it? ☆ Bri (talk) 16:24, 1 December 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Not to mention how easy it is to find the WWI reference in the description on the image file page. Ain't WP grand?! Paine Ellsworth, ed.  put'r there  03:35, 6 December 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • I'm not seeing any comment about the editor, unkind or not, just a comment that this was a rather odd piece, given it is without any proper context. - SchroCat (talk) 14:31, 4 December 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]


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