No original research
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GNU No Original Research can be abbreviated GNUNOR, which in turn is a backronym for GNU is Not, Uhh, No Original Research.
No Original Research was founded in 1944 during World War II. In those times, Research was so scarce and valuable that the US government mostly banned it, however it was still allowed to a small number of Aborigines.
Original Research means actually doing things by yourself. Its counterpart, fake research, means you have to copy someone else's work. This is considered better by Jimbo Wales because you can use the gained extra time to go huff a kitten or two.
An explanation of different research policies:
- In Wikipedia, you are not allowed to do Original Research because of their Wikipedia:Wikipedia is not Wikipedia policy.
- In Encyclopædia Dramatica, Original Research is partly allowed, but considered vandalizumz by some.
- In Uncyclopedia, you don't need to do Original Research, for Sophia can do it better than you. Just ask her.
- In Soviet Russia, original researches YOU!!
Another disadvantage of Original Research is that any given topic can only be researched by one single person (for example, you). This eliminates redundancy, useless double work, or redundancy, which can be prevented by allowing only one person, being the Researcher, to do Original Research on any given topic. Said topic or subject is thus never researched by more than one person – just by only one person instead, dubbed the Researcher, which researches the topic, or subject (i. e. topic).
The Cold War
No Original Research' was used as a Communist tactic in the Cold War. Since, and I counted it myself, Wikipedia is exactly 50%(±50) Communist, they have a "No Original Research Policy" as well. In 1984:2, the Return of the Thought Police, everyone is hypnotized to use this policy as well as spread it on unconsciously:
"Winston: I think it's a sunny morning today!
Neighbor: What?! I'm going to have to turn you in!
Neighbor: Winston, you had me there!"
Note that the name of Minitruth (or Ministry of Truth) in the former book, used to promote propaganda, has been changed to Wikimedia for legal reasons.