Okay, I'm sorry for jumping in, but there's something that bothers me.
The wikis are all communities of their own. People work there to create information, and build on an expanding source of information, something everyone else refers to as an enceclopedia.
Now that the staff here has deiced to make changes to the whole Wiki, things are going to be a little different. The enceclopedia set-up will be replaced by something that looks a tad too much like a social-networking site.
Facebook is a social networking site, but do you find whole enceclopedias there? NO! Because that would be impractical(spam and such like my friend TheSlicer pointed out very well). That's why there are wikis, places where people can work on building information, and making the existing information mor valueable.
Then why should an enceclopedia become some kind of Facebook?
I think that because we, the enceclopedists, should decide which skin we use, as WE are the ones who actually have to work with this.
WE are doing the work out of our own free will, so why should we accept this? It's not like the staff can decide this for us!
But yet, they're still doing this...
Why are we accepting this? The protests we've delivered are useless, so, if we all want to achieve the same thing, then why aren't we going to find a wa to make our issue crystal-clear to the staff?
Opinions and such please.
This is by no means an attempt to tear the community apart, this is just a clumsy user who thinks the old system works far better.