"If a rule prevents you from improving or maintaining Wikipedia, ignore it." Foundational Principles against overly-controlling forces developing on the wikis.
Even if you have read them before, PLEASE EXAMINE ANEW: Wikipedia:Ignore all rules, and the other links available there, including the links delineating much which Wikipedia was NOT.
These were some of the earliest directives established by the founding workers on the Wikimedia projects.
"Ignore all rules: If rules make you nervous and depressed, and not desirous of participating in the wiki, then ignore them entirely and go about your business." ~ RulesToConsider
"IAR is policy, always has been" ~ Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales This is an account of Kalki, who has also used many other account-names here, some since the very first days of this Wiki.
There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty.
~ John Adams ~
Life holds one great but quite commonplace mystery.
Though shared by each of us and known to all, seldom rates a second thought.
That mystery, which most of us take for granted and never think twice about, is time. Michael Ende