Waladil wrote:I looked in the histories, and someone changed Property(philosophy) to Property, creating an infinite loop. I think it was done JUST TO ruin this game, because almost everything got funneled in there. Also, it was reverted (and therefore working again!) seven minutes later.
I don't think it was done specifically to ruin this game... if you keep digging in the history, you'll see that it's been in a state of edit warring on and off since the game showed up on reddit about a month ago (a month! of edit warring! over a game
! WTF, people!). Before the edit war, the first link was back to mathematics... the first edit in the war was actually establishing "modern philosophy" as the first link, specifically to make the game work
. The people changing it back aren't doing it specifically to break the game (or, at least, not all of them are)... some are just trying to put it back to the status quo ante, because the page just makes more sense that way.
But yeah, depending on what stage the edit war is in when you try, Mathematics will either lead you on a loop back to Mathematics, or it will lead to Philosophy.
Waladil wrote:Also, it would be better to say that all articles end at Rationality, not Philosophy, because Philosophy links to Reason, which links to Rationality, which links back to Philosophy; therefore Rationality is "further down" the chain than Philosophy.
Well, that doesn't mean much... you may as well say that "Reason links to Rationality, which links to Philosophy, which links back to Reason; therefore Philosophy is 'further down' the chain". Any one of the three in the loop could be reasonably referred to as the "base" entry. And I think philosophy makes sense - the first link on a specific thing is usually a general thing ("The '''Wikipedia First Link Game''' is a [[stupid game]] that [...]"), then the first link on that general thing is often a general class of things, for the same reason, and then the first link there is often even more general, and so on. Sure, there are exceptions, but you eventually end up on pages for general classes of things, and then the concept of creating classes of things, and eventually the concept of things and/or concepts, which is going to be a branch of Philosophy.