These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
Acceptable Targets: There are a lot of people on the Internet who think that acting as though Wikipedia is always wrong is the cool thing to do...ignoring the fact that the pages most likely to be used for research projects are lockednote such as politicians, countries, large companies, etc..
Archive Panic: Its goal is to be an encyclopedia. Encyclopedias are often upwards of twenty volumes. Most encyclopedias don't have over three million articles, many of them very, very, very long. Current estimates put the English Wikipedia at a bit over 1700 volumes. Even better, the rate of growth is such that no human, no matter how fast a reader, could start now and read all of it.
Common Knowledge: The pop-culture version of Wikipedia is overflowing with ridiculously phony and inaccurate information ("George W. Bush is a time-traveler from the year 3000 sent back in time to fight the Martians from the planet Venus!") Quite unlike the real-life version, it appears to have no blocking or vandalism policies whatsoever.
Crowning Moment Of Awesome: On January 18th, 2012, the English Wikipedia locked itself down to protest the proposed PIPA and SOPA acts in American Congress.
For any editor, seeing the article he's worked on reaching Featured Status, specially when it appears on the main page.
Fair for Its Day: Nowadays, Wikipedia is mostly reviled for being easy to edit and having inaccuracies and typos. Most school teachers tell students not to browse it when looking for help with their homework.
note This is the joke. Do not add a citation. To do so would be thunderingly literal-minded.
The "A personal appeal from Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales" donation banners are commonly snowcloned into "A personal appeal from <website> founder <name>". Most people just click on the little "x". Meh.
Mentions of Fernando Lugo on discussions about pictures on the Main Page.