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Wikipedia talk:Explain jargon

Supporters of this rule include: Larry Sanger, JerryMuelver, Tim Shell, Pinkunicorn, AyeSpy (fervently), Janet Davis, drj, GWO, tbc, AxelBoldt, Koyaanis Qatsi, Enchanter, Rotem Dan

Opponents include: 24

24 - it sounds good, but really, you should be avoiding jargon in most articles - where it's impossible to avoid, of course, I support this rule. But remember, much jargon overlaps between fields and someone clicking down may well find that a "term of art" has become fuzzed out by many definitions. Imagine ontology, for instance, a branch of metaphysics, or a practice of knowledge representation? The article written for one will be incomprehensible to the person who is expecting the other.

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