Sarcasm or humour?
Is the opening sentence at Workgroup:style guidelines#Skills required to achieve workgroup objectives sarcastic? I was trying to be humourous. --Jesse Groppi 00:32, 15 July 2009 (UTC)
I read it as humour, definitely. But if you want to encourage the humorous interpretation, you could add <smile> at the end.
I also suggest rewording the part about needing to be fluent in English: "...read and write in fluent English...". I don't think this is a requirement for every person. A person with less than fluent English can certainly contribute, and we want to encourage them to do so. There are plenty of us native English speakers around to edit the wording as needed.
--Alison Snieckus 01:47, 15 July 2009 (UTC)
I suppose the definition of "fluent" is rather arguable. I generally assume if you're able to contribute in English, regardless of how good, you're fluent enough for me. :P I put it in there as a silly, superfluous requirement, but you're right that it may be taken as a reason not to participate by someone that doesn't consider herself "fluent". Thanks for pointing that out!