"I once read about five monkeys that were placed in a room with a banana at the top of a set of stairs. As one monkey attempted to climb the stairs, all of the monkeys were sprayed with jets of cold water. A second monkey made an attempt and again the monkeys were sprayed. No more monkeys attempted to climb the stairs. One of the monkeys was then removed from the room and replaced with a new monkey. New monkey saw the banana and started to climb the stairs but to its surprise, it was attacked by the other monkeys. Another of the original monkeys was replaced and the newcomer was also attacked when he attempted to climb the stairs. The previous newcomer took part in the punishment with enthusiasm. Replacing a third original monkey with a new one, it headed for the stairs and was attacked as well. Half of the monkeys that attacked him had no idea why. After replacing the fourth and fifth original monkeys, none had ever been sprayed with cold water but all stayed the fuck away from the stairs."
Also covered at: http://www.smartdraw.com/articles/blog/corporate-culture.htm
We've all been monkeys in the past. Mostly when we were children.
Unlike the monkeys, we have the power of language. An important part of growing up is realising that we can ask each other why we can't go up the stairs to get the banana.
When I first started editing here, I accepted how things were currently done, and worked within the established conventions as best I could, because I didn't want to rock the boat.
As I became a more experienced editor, and especially after I became an admin, I realised that some of the things that I had gone along with were very silly, and wished I had questioned some of them earlier.
Questions are good. Questions show that you're not a monkey just going along with what you see for no reason.
If you ever have any questions about the way that something is done, on this or any other wiki, you should ask. It might turn out that the people in charge are monkeys too.