So, for reasons that aren’t important, I was… hang on, if it’s not important, I can still explain it here, especially given the warm reception to the most boring thing I’ve posted in ages…
While looking at the list of pages that link to the current “Picture of the Day” on the front page of Wikipedia – it’s currently a Giant Planes Comparison (with the links in question shown on that page) – I was wondering why quite so many people link to it from their Wikipedia User pages. So I picked one at random (User:Harryboyles as it happens, although that’s really not important), and found that he is one of 248 people to classify themselves in the category “Wikipedians who help fix disambiguation pages with links“.
What? Are these people who use links in order to fix broken disambiguation pages? Or are there broken disambiguation pages that have links, which these people fix? Does anyone see the delicious irony here?
Actually, if you look further, it’s actually not the disambiguation pages that need fixing, it’s the other, unspecified, pages that link to the disambiguation pages that need fixing. So it doesn’t matter which way you read the collective title of people-who-fix-something-or-other, since it actually means something else entirely.
Well, somebody needs to clarify all this ambiguity, and it looks like that someone is me.