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United Nations peacekeeping troops standing in front of a Wikipedia policy discussion page.
Troops have been stationed at various discussion pages to ensure the safety of civilians.

In a concerted effort to address the mounting tensions in the English Wikipedia province of projectspace, the United Nations announced this Wednesday that they would dispatch peacekeeping troops to the war-torn region. This decision comes as a response to reports of escalating violence and political unrest in discussions regarding the manual of style, article deletion, and discussion of whether it's unjustified POV pushing to say "escalating violence" instead of "political unrest", as well as whether it's a WP:CIVIL violation to use the f-word when you revert them.

Projectspace, an area long ravaged by conflict and ideological strife, has been "on the brink of collapse" for some time, according to a statement released by the UN Security Council. One major threat to stability in the region is the ongoing skirmishes between paramilitary groups such as the En–Dash Liberation Army and the Hyphens-are-Fine Coalition. Increasing amounts of territory are currently de facto controlled by breakaway factions; the south of the region is disputed between the "People's Front of Wikipedia", the "Peoples' Front of Wikipedia", the "Peoples Front of Wikipedia" and the "People's front of Wikipedia".

The peacekeeping force, composed of troops from countries across the world, will be under the command of a senior UN official, responsible for coordinating actions on the ground and reporting to the Security Council. Their first task will be the three-hundred-kilobyte RfC about whether articles about diplomatic and military detachments such as itself should say they're "United Nations peacekeeping forces", "international peacekeeping missions" or "missions of UN peacekeepers".

Their mission is the protection of civilians, the maintenance of law and order, and the facilitation of political dialogue among warring factions.

UN Secretary-General António Guterres said, in a speech, that the peacekeeping force was aimed toward creating a secure environment for fair and nonviolent admin elections to take place.


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It's the funniest thing I've read in quite a while. 😂 CX Zoom[he/him] (let's talk • {CX}) 19:25, 4 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yes, on rare occasions I do wish Wikipedia had emoji buttons. Jim.henderson (talk) 00:28, 6 July 2023 (UTC) (•‿•)Reply[reply]
Emoji added. CLYDE TALK TO ME/STUFF DONE (please mention me on reply) 20:01, 6 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks, 👍 xD CX Zoom[he/him] (let's talk • {CX}) 21:57, 6 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Absolutely brilliant and hysterical. Oh what a wonderful laugh. Well done!! — Maile (talk) 23:33, 7 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Among the the "People's Front of Wikipedia", the "Peoples' Front of Wikipedia" and so on, surely there's also the various factions of the Wikipedian Peoples' Front. As for the ongoing skirmishes between the En–Dash Liberation Army and the Hyphens-are-Fine Coalition, don't forget that the closer political or religious or sport or other groups are to one another, the more deadly enemies they are to one another.[1] The En–Dash Liberation Army and Em—Dash Liberation Army are examples of particularly close enemies. Indeed sometimes there is really no difference and yet the opposing sides will still fight with one another.[2] Philh-591 (talk) 19:42, 12 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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As a proud member of the People's Front of Wikipedia, I fear this would disrupt our attempt to coup ArbCom. CLYDE TALK TO ME/STUFF DONE (please mention me on reply) 04:23, 6 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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