A battle royal has broken out at alt.wikipedia about the decision to delete the Vole as a valid term for Microsoft, with battles raging back and forth about use, coined first by the unholy INQ.
One contributor said that it shows that Wikipedia wields power but quite arbitarily ignores the arguments of others. The Wiki Book of Recorded History will probably be viewed by future historians as a valuable tome explaining the craziness of the 21st century.
Over at alt.wikipedia the scholastic nit pickers note that Vole as a term for Microsoft has been deleted because the term is non-notable, a neologism, unencylopedic (sic) and unverifiable. And stupid.
But, on the other hand, as angels dancing on the points of needles say, even though the term only originated on the INQ in 2001 as a term, that was before the Wiki, er, became a wiki. Plus Google shows it has entered into common use amongst those who get it straight away.
Next thing you know, such word fascists will be asking for Dramurai to be deleted. And Chipzilla. Maybe Itanic. And maybe Chimpzilla And other perfectly valid terms that everyone but the would be fashioners of the cosmos approve of. Or not.
Dictionaries describe the extremely odd word neologism as meaning a new word or phrase. Sheesh kebab! It's all geek to me.
Oh Microsoft... not again...
Hmmm... says Microsoft
No way, Norway
It's definitely not an Etch-a-Sketch