User:Tony1/Most poorly wikilinked article award

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Wikilinks are an essential part of Wikipedia. However, if the linking system is to work well, editors need to exercise skill and judgement in their choice and manner of linking. WP:LINK sets out the guidelines for doing this.

This page is for users to nominate astonishingly irrelevant, unfocused, redundant or poorly piped internal links that they wish to be considered for the award. Although there is an element of humour in the forum, it has its serious side: promoting the need for good linking practice among editors.

The award[edit]

SphericalCow2.gif This user is the proud winner of a Silliest wikilink of the month award.




As usual for Wikipedia, there is no physical award. The winner for each quarterly period is judged by Ceoil, and announced beneath each monthly table.

Nominations[edit]

Prizes will be awarded on the basis of whole articles, not individual links or groups of links. The scope is limited to (non-disambiguation) mainspace articles.

December 2012[edit]

Linked item: Article: Nominator (signature)
man, history, book, film, poet, author Love Letters of Great Men Eisfbnore (会話)
21:29, 29 December 2012 (UTC)


April–June 2012[edit]

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dog, motorcycle, pickup truck Seamus incident I did a double take. So articles linked like this still exist!!! Ohconfucius ¡digame! 01:37, 8 May 2012 (UTC)

April 2012[edit]

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'glasses', 'opinion', 'thank' Abdus Salam Ohconfucius ¡digame!
03:58, 2 April 2012 (UTC)

May 2011[edit]

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[1]: [[Pebbles]] x11 Perri "Pebbles" Reid BelovedFreak
21:08, 10 May 2011 (UTC)

March 2011[edit]

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excerpt: "The native [[forest]] is filled with paths for walking. The Botanic [[Museum]] attracts researchers from all over the [[world]]. There is a space for exhibitions, [[library]] and a [[theatre]]." Curitiba Ohconfucius ¡digame!
07:56, 2 March 2011 (UTC)

February 2011[edit]

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Bye, , (yes, an actual comma), a, silent Abdulhussain Abdulredha BelovedFreak
14:44, 6 February 2011 (UTC)
World, second word in lead World Trade Organization Moni3
13:48, 8 February 2011 (UTC)
Snow, ice, rain, thunderstorm, "windiest" (to "wind") Climate of Minnesota Featured article Mkativerata (talk)
11:04, 16 February 2011 (UTC)

January 2011[edit]

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Local climate Passive solar building design Insert your comments Kayau HAPI B-DAY WP
14:39, 15 January 2011 (UTC)
ferry, cinema, gym, riot, trade, country Amsterdam Tony (talk)
08:37, 27 January 2011 (UTC)

December 2010[edit]

Prizes will be awarded on the basis of whole articles, not individual links or groups of links.

Up to six of the worst unlinked items Article name Comments Nominator (signature)
marriage, trumpet, film, song, dance... Ray Anthony "Cold December comes and then.. Bloody January again!" Flanders and Swann Rich Farmbrough 17:35, 2 December 2010 (UTC).
1972, photographer, magic, plot, the Hot Dogs for Gauguin Easter egg - year in film, over-linked "photographer", "plot" overlinked to a dab page, "magic" overlinked to a dab page with 71 meanings, none of them the one that is meant... and "the" - an overlink to a redirect, which is not appropriate (if it should link to anything, which it shouldn't, it should pipe to unique). And all in two lines! Rich Farmbrough 19:39, 2 December 2010 (UTC).</
published, 1609 Sonnet 116 Ucucha
20:58, 27 December 2010 (UTC)
television series, tortured, nanny, nightmare, pregnant, revenge Adam Carter And I didn't even mention "Car bomb" and "protagonist".... Trebor (talk)
04:33, 28 December 2010 (UTC)

November 2010[edit]

Prizes will be awarded on the basis of whole articles, not individual links or groups of links.

Up to six of the worst unlinked items Article name Comments Nominator (signature)
The letter "s" (srsly), zero, randompopular, author Infinite monkey theorem This is an FA no less. Tbh I think I have this month's comp. wrapped up, no one's topping wikilinking the the letter s imho. AaronY (talk) 22:40, 29 November 2010 (UTC)
book, name, society, newspaper, magazine Books and publishing in Pakistan A shocker; dictionary terms all over the place; repeats Tony (talk)
08:31, 18 November 2010 (UTC)
alcoholic beverage, sunglasses, vomiting, plea Ronnie Lee Gardner Suggested during FA review. Would it set a precedent to receive both honors at the same time? KimChee (talk)
02:00, 12 November 2010 (UTC)
book, name, society, newspaper, magazine Books and publishing in Pakistan A shocker; dictionary terms all over the place; repeats Tony (talk)
08:31, 18 November 2010 (UTC)
The [[drama]] [[Education|program]] [[presents]] several [[theatrical|productions]] each [[year]], with [[auditions]] open to all [[students]]. Littleton High School (Colorado) "Extreme" Ohconfucius ¡digame!
07:43, 19 November 2010 (UTC)

October 2010[edit]

From October onwards, prizes will be awarded on the basis of whole articles, not individual links or groups of links.

Up to six of the worst unlinked items Article name Comments Nominator (signature)
'sea', 'of', 'port', 'name', 'people' Ho Chi Minh City Ohconfucius ¡digame! 05:51, 24 September 2010 (UTC)
'week', 'hour', 'party', 'ladder' Iowa State University Cyclone Marching Band Ohconfucius ¡digame! 04:34, 5 October 2010 (UTC)
palace aisle pottery hospital tram Timeline of Edinburgh history Conservative unlinking; a few bad pipes; some items unlinked but might have gone to specific historical targets (after researching it). Tony (talk) 14:50, 7 October 2010 (UTC)
peninsula, emigration, democracy, refugees, Europe History of Portugal (1974–1986) Dictionary terms, commonly known countries (especially in this context), and some likely misleading links, e.g., to "communist", which had a specific meaning to the rebels here. Tony (talk) 07:15, 12 October 2010 (UTC)
'Execution (legal), gas, abortion, meeting, heckle Nicolae Ceauşescu among the country names, repeated links and everyday words, '[[Execution (legal)|execution]]' is the worst one - it is also an incorrect pipe Ohconfucius ¡digame!09:08, 14 October 2010 (UTC)
'[[graduation]] [[ceremonies]]', 'Sign (display device)', 'parking lot', 'swimming pool' and 'stationery' Chattahoochee Technical College many dicdef words including phrases like 'marketing management' and 'graduation ceremony' where individual words were linked separately Ohconfucius ¡digame!
15:07, 19 October 2010 (UTC)
'Brazilian President [[Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva]] signed a new [[law]] on [[Domestic]] and [[Family]] [[Violence]] against [[Women]] on 7 August 2006 in [[Brasília]]. ' Human rights in Brazil [[[Women]] have the [[Equality|same legal rights]] as [[men]]. A cabinet-level office, the [[Secretariat]] for [[Women]]'s [[Policy]], oversees a special entity charged with ensuring the legal rights of women. Although the [[law]] [[prohibit]]s [[discrimination]] based on [[gender]] in [[employment]] and [[wage]]s, there were significant wage disparities between men and women.] Ohconfucius ¡digame!
03:41, 21 October 2010 (UTC)
wife chair dog coins water number Session 9 The phrase "[[illuminated]] [[restraint]] [[chair]]" got my attention; then I saw the linking of "[[wife]]"; then a "[[pot]] of [[boiling]] [[water]]". The word ''sessions'' was piped to [[interviews]]. The clincher was the appearance of the [[number]] 44. Xanthoxyl <
04:54, 30 October 2010 (UTC)

September 2010[edit]

This is the last month in which the criterion is individual wikilinks.

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wall Allen Stanford Ohconfucius ¡digame! 15:54, 6 September 2010 (UTC)
purple, nipple List of school pranks Rich Farmbrough, 21:35, 7 September 2010 (UTC).
game, gossip (twice), educational Chinese whispers Tony (talk) 03:07, 8 September 2010 (UTC)
important literary novel author Josaphat-Robert Large Tony (talk) 09:00, 13 September 2010 (UTC)
Everyday life, art, history, education (and many others) Multicultural improvisation Rich Farmbrough, 01:59, 15 September 2010 (UTC).
white (but curiously not black), water (twice), knife, drown, heart, pony Kelpie Malleus Fatuorum 17:42, 17 September 2010 (UTC)
coin, meaning, derivation, government Israeli pruta Tony (talk) 07:41, 18 September 2010 (UTC)
world Hans Gildemeister Jenks24 (talk) 16:04, 22 September 2010 (UTC)
6, pasta, song, day Zirve Rich Farmbrough, 16:58, 22 September 2010 (UTC).

August 2010[edit]

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female, governor United States gubernatorial elections, 2010 Ohconfucius ¡digame! 16:07, 5 August 2010 (UTC)
Sir Chartered Institute of Linguists Kayau Voting IS evil 05:03, 13 August 2010 (UTC)
there are plenty, but the one that sticks out most to me is 'world' Pakistan Steel Mills Ohconfucius ¡digame! 04:23, 21 August 2010 (UTC)
'highest' Hamlet Isakhanli[1] Ohconfucius ¡digame! 08:02, 27 August 2010 (UTC)
Wikipedia (you need to see the context for this one) Deletionism and inclusionism in Wikipedia Alzarian16 (talk) 10:28, 28 August 2010 (UTC)

Winner for August 2010:

  • Kayau for Sir. That the word was linked in an article on linguists is frightening to me. Well spotted. Ceoil (talk) 22:26, 10 September 2010 (UTC)
Notes[edit]
  1. ^ one of the most grotesque examples of overlinking I have come across. Its major contributors are WP:SPA, and the tone suggests WP:COI,

July 2010[edit]

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warm, dry Arequipa Ohconfucius ¡digame! 09:23, 10 July 2010 (UTC)
Mitsubishi 2010 Northumbria Police manhunt Ohconfucius ¡digame! 09:23, 10 July 2010 (UTC)
Bus stop, Taxicab Anything and Whatever Ohconfucius ¡digame! 10:01, 13 July 2010 (UTC)
bell (instrument) Inuka Ohconfucius ¡digame! 09:22, 16 July 2010 (UTC)
China (It links to China - NOT Chinese folklore!) Jade rabbit Kayau Voting IS evil 01:19, 24 July 2010 (UTC)
Falling in love Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs Kayau Voting IS evil 02:51, 25 July 2010 (UTC)
license, livery, blue Ayrshire Bus Owners (A1 Service) Alzarian16 (talk) 14:11, 25 July 2010 (UTC)
Love, English, novel Alain de Botton Tony (talk) 05:28, 27 July 2010 (UTC)
London, dead body, police, girl Jack Says Robofish (talk) 21:56, 27 July 2010 (UTC)
Body Tollund Man Nev1 (talk) 22:59, 27 July 2010 (UTC)
ham Led Zeppelin Ohconfucius ¡digame! 17:19, 28 July 2010 (UTC)
virga Metrication A. di M. (formerly Army1987) (talk) 17:08, 29 July 2010 (UTC)

Winner for July 2010:

Would be User:A. di M. Anybody with an email address gets four or five Viagra offers a day; if they dont they are not doing it correctly. Honourable mention to the link to girl. Ceoil (talk) 04:38, 10 September 2010 (UTC)

June 2010[edit]

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shy, feelings, thinking, speaking (piped to Speech communication) John Woo Ohconfucius ¡digame! 03:42, 1 June 2010 (UTC)
death, children, English Evil eye Ceoil (talk) 21:09, 4 June 2010 (UTC)
gambling, golf, crocodiles, 1994, 'topless revue shows' (piped to Nudity) Sun City, North West Robofish (talk) 00:13, 5 June 2010 (UTC)
Fire, ship, gas, explosive, tank Caterina Costa Brad (talk) 02:08, 6 June 2010 (UTC)
toilet, bidet Mark Cuban Ohconfucius ¡digame! 14:11, 6 June 2010 (UTC)
they Chester Cathedral Tony (talk) 13:16, 9 June 2010 (UTC)
English language - you have to see the context to see why it's silly Bloody Kayau Voting IS evil 12:19, 10 June 2010 (UTC)
Expectations, the Copyright infringement of software Kayau Voting IS evil 12:24, 10 June 2010 (UTC)
Chaos Pangu Kayau Voting IS evil 13:10, 12 June 2010 (UTC)
f (delinked by Basket of Puppies (talk · contribs)) Jewish exodus from Arab and Muslim lands Dabomb87 (talk) 19:27, 21 June 2010 (UTC)
club, victory, yards Southend United F.C. Alzarian16 (talk) 13:04, 23 June 2010 (UTC)
father, brother Kim Wilde Ohconfucius ¡digame! 14:52, 27 June 2010 (UTC)
Red, yellow, white, gold, blue Arriva Scotland West Alzarian16 (talk) 18:03, 28 June 2010 (UTC)

Winner for June 2010: Oh so thats what the words father, brother mean. Ohconfucius for showing us why we cant have nice things around here. Honorable mention for and grace they surpass[2]. Ceoil (talk) 23:41, 28 July 2010 (UTC)

May 2010[edit]

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world Opposition to the Iraq War Ohconfucius ¡digame! 07:29, 2 May 2010 (UTC)
Every year between 1892 to 1922 linked as many as 6 times. Munsey's Magazine SWTPC6800 (talk) 03:43, 3 May 2010 (UTC)
glitches Doctor Who DVD releases Alzarian16 (talk) 14:59, 4 May 2010 (UTC)
"Cigarette" and "Smoking" Brian May Tony (talk) 14:30, 7 May 2010 (UTC)
gorilla Kimi Räikkönen Ohconfucius ¡digame! 03:28, 8 May 2010 (UTC)
Bicycle David Cameron Ohconfucius ¡digame! 15:49, 8 May 2010 (UTC)
Orange Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh Ohconfucius ¡digame! 17:10, 10 May 2010 (UTC)
mutant, superpowers Death of Diana, Princess of Wales Ohconfucius ¡digame! 17:49, 10 May 2010 (UTC)
child James Boswell Ohconfucius ¡digame! 02:58, 11 May 2010 (UTC)
weather Joseph Estrada Ohconfucius ¡digame! 02:27, 13 May 2010 (UTC)
"machine gun" (instead of "machine gun" Fourth Battle of Topolobampo Colonies Chris (talk) 08:00, 13 May 2010 (UTC)
chocolate Mohamed Atta Ohconfucius ¡digame! 08:30, 18 May 2010 (UTC)
Rickenbacker instead of Eddie Rickenbacker[3] Raoul Lufbery Rin Tin Tin 11:31, 22 May 2010 (UTC)
life Funeral Ceoil (talk) 14:58, 23 May 2010 (UTC)
lede Tornado intensity and damage TwilligToves (talk) 06:21, 26 May 2010 (UTC)
height, water, morning, night Atmospheric electricity Tony (talk) 04:59, 29 May 2010 (UTC)
sex, drinking Greek (TV series) Ohconfucius ¡digame! 08:18, 29 May 2010 (UTC)
music Glenn Gould Ceoil (talk) 12:38, 29 May 2010 (UTC)
military (piped to Armed force) Human swimming Ohconfucius ¡digame! 05:13, 31 May 2010 (UTC)
Oxygen LZR Racer Ohconfucius ¡digame! 05:29, 31 May 2010 (UTC)
"True" and "false" Psychological testing Tony (talk) 05:31, 31 May 2010 (UTC)

Winner for May 2010

Has to be World from Ohconfucius. It's were you are. Seeing internet is similarly amusing when I see it in blue. Ceoil (talk) 04:29, 10 September 2010 (UTC)

April 2010[edit]

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'for' Paul Bérenger Kayau Voting IS evil 11:04, 9 April 2010 (UTC)
'to' Tadd Dameron Kayau Voting IS evil 09:06, 10 April 2010 (UTC)
'to' Oncorhynchus rastrosus Kayau Voting IS evil 09:10, 10 April 2010 (UTC)
Principia (you have to see the immediately preceding context to understand why it's silly) Isaac Newton ― ___A._di_M. (formerly Army1987) 11:04, 11 April 2010 (UTC)
dawn The Last Song (film) Tony (talk) 06:52, 12 April 2010 (UTC)
celery, fixed-wing aircraft Chelsea F.C. Ohconfucius ¡digame! 06:57, 13 April 2010 (UTC)
coffee, potato, frozen food Operation Sandblast Brad (talk) 12:30, 13 April 2010 (UTC)
book, "copyright" piped to "copywriter" The Three Stooges Tony (talk) 13:27, 18 April 2010 (UTC)
carrot, citizen Alanis Morissette Tony (talk) 08:12, 24 April 2010 (UTC)
joke Lloyd Blankfein Ohconfucius ¡digame! 02:52, 27 April 2010 (UTC)
fear BP Ohconfucius ¡digame! 14:08, 28 April 2010 (UTC)

Winner for April 2010: Goes to Ohconfucius for joke, because of the irony, and because the edit removes a pet dislike of mine - infoboxes are bad enough but intolerable if terms like America and New York are linked within. Ug. I think Kayau's three entries are very grand, but again too strange for me to believe that the reason they were linked in the first place did not involve an element of conscious devilment by a 9 year old. Ceoil (talk) 22:32, 28 July 2010 (UTC)

March 2010[edit]

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tree Hatshepsut Sssoul (talk) 05:34, 2 March 2010 (UTC)
"Microsoft"; "greenhouse gasses" Whose gas? Bill Gates's? Microsoft Tony (talk) 14:00, 3 March 2010 (UTC)
a, in, is, ... Tarja Halonen Certes (talk) 23:55, 3 March 2010 (UTC)
blue Avatar (2009 film) Tony (talk) 08:09, 4 March 2010 (UTC)
12. 13. 14 up to 29 List of shipwrecks in South Africa Brad (talk) 14:17, 5 March 2010 (UTC)

(UTC)

school, kites, sunset, moon, father, pub Brady Kincaid Ohconfucius ¡digame! 13:31, 6 March 2010 (UTC)
bus, tram France Ohconfucius ¡digame! 12:29, 7 March 2010 (UTC)
invention, camera, dormitory, apartment Felicity Tony (talk) 00:57, 11 March 2010 (UTC)
monographs, books, scholarly articles, papers, magazine columns, television programs, videos and lectures (yes, this is one link!) Milton Friedman Ohconfucius ¡digame! 08:03, 11 March 2010 (UTC)
compromise International Atomic Time Ohconfucius ¡digame! 09:47, 11 March 2010 (UTC)
school pimple boy Clarissa Explains It All Tony (talk) 00:46, 17 March 2010 (UTC)
"hate mail", "death threat" Court Yard Hounds Tony (talk) 10:02, 26 March 2010 (UTC)
father, diary, rape William Golding Tony (talk) 11:23, 27 March 2010 (UTC)
cliff Battle of Okinawa Ohconfucius ¡digame! 04:08, 30 March 2010 (UTC)
horseshoe Battle of Pork Chop Hill Ohconfucius ¡digame! 06:03, 30 March 2010 (UTC)
two, fourth, Mr., won, etc. Captain Underpants Robofish (talk) 14:26, 30 March 2010 (UTC)
mass, baggage Battle of Tucumán Ohconfucius ¡digame! 12:16, 6 April 2010 (UTC)
key, anniversary Pope John Paul II Ohconfucius ¡digame! 10:12, 8 April 2010 (UTC)

Winner for March 2010: This was a hard one to choose; I was leaning towards Certes's 1, 3, 6, 8, 8, 9, is, a, from, the, which I may yet print in colour and frame. But I think it is surely too surreal not to be slow vandalism. The winner then is the removal from Tarja Halonen of the blue linked - tree. Also by Certes. Its overlinking like that that makes me question my fellow man.

Note to the runner ups: although Tony asked me to cover for His Grace while he deals with trouble from overseas, I have none of thoes two men's morals and am highly corruptible. Ceoil (talk) 22:01, 28 July 2010 (UTC)

February 2010[edit]

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marriage Marathon, Texas Dabomb87 (talk) 02:49, 1 February 2010 (UTC)
public Chudleigh Cavern Malleus Fatuorum 20:08, 2 February 2010 (UTC)
sixth Howie Gordon BelovedFreak 15:36, 4 February 2010 (UTC)
also known as Thomas Tew BelovedFreak 17:17, 4 February 2010 (UTC)
[[Martin]] [[Lawrence]] Marvin Gaye BelovedFreak 21:59, 4 February 2010 (UTC)
[[High]] [[Street]], pffff. Example (rapper) Tony (talk) 09:03, 5 February 2010 (UTC)
shy, loving, sensitive, chubby, gullible, trusting, naive, cute—all in the one sentence. Alvin and the Chipmunks Tony (talk) 09:17, 5 February 2010 (UTC)
casual sex, mock The Big Bang Theory ― A._di_M. (formerly Army1987) 23:45, 7 February 2010 (UTC)
lollipop Riverside (song) Tony (talk) 09:50, 9 February 2010 (UTC)
brain, death, eye, conversation Albert Einstein's brain Mm40 (talk) 04:08, 10 February 2010 (UTC)
golf Zhao Ziyang Ohconfucius ¡digame! 15:46, 10 February 2010 (UTC)
[[The]] [[School]] [[of]] [[Oriental]] [[And]] [[African]] [[Studies]], [[S]].[[F]].[[I]]. and many more. Suneet Chopra BelovedFreak 18:09, 14 February 2010 (UTC)
alone Young worker safety and health Ucucha 18:52, 16 February 2010 (UTC)
LHC Large Hadron Collider ― A._di_M. (formerly Army1987) 16:42, 17 February 2010 (UTC)
Table (furniture), event, concrete John Quinlan (wrestler) Ohconfucius ¡digame! 02:00, 18 February 2010 (UTC) (find courtesy of Dabomb87)
name, building, water, win, kill, room Hodson Hall BelovedFreak 13:53, 20 February 2010 (UTC)
three The Whitest Kids U' Know ceranthor 19:29, 21 February 2010 (UTC)
coconut John F. Kennedy Ohconfucius ¡digame! 08:17, 24 February 2010 (UTC)
ferry Stephen Fry Ohconfucius ¡digame! 12:52, 24 February 2010 (UTC)
the Inlet cone Certes (talk) 20:31, 26 February 2010 (UTC)

Winner for February 2010: There were many bizarre links (although fewer than in January), and I liked many of them, but the award goes to one with a great educational value, which illustrates one of the greatest mistakes an editor can make when linking. The article in question is Marvin Gaye, and in it could be found the following gem, nominated by Belovedfreak: "Martin Lawrence". See how hard it is to tell that they are two links? After some dithering, I decided that the first link—"Martin"—was more ridiculous (the disambiguation page was longer), and so this shall be the silliest link of February 2010.

My second choice for this month was another confusing link: A. di M.'s Large Hadron Collider was a delightful false tautology with a great potential for throwing readers off track.

I do enjoy what I do, but make no mistake: entertainment value aside, if I could wish out of existence all links like the ones seen above, I'd do so. However, in the knowledge that there will be such links for a long time to come, I can only hope that they will be found, eliminated, and placed here for all to see and learn from. Waltham, The Duke of 06:04, 11 March 2010 (UTC)

January 2010[edit]

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"[[Cambridge]] [[Natural History]] [[Society]]" William Alexander Forbes Ohconfucius ¡digame! 15:09, 6 January 2010 (UTC)
government, infrastructure, transport, communication, system, debt Economy of Uganda Dabomb87 (talk) 20:35, 9 January 2010 (UTC)
There are so many to choose from: 'road', 'growth', 'town' - but probably the silliest link is 'ten' Elizabethtown, Kentucky Colonies Chris (talk) 13:53, 11 January 2010 (UTC)
song I Dreamed a Dream (album) Ohconfucius ¡digame! 07:21, 13 January 2010 (UTC)
lung, novels, hoax, tattooed Joe Orton Tony (talk) 07:57, 13 January 2010 (UTC)
Lots here: link, late, made, hard, spoke, and period... Rubber duck Majorly talk 00:41, 14 January 2010 (UTC)
artist Crowded House Ohconfucius ¡digame! 05:24, 14 January 2010 (UTC)
A particularly bad case. Some of the more noteworthy ones: water, food, communication/communicate, language, human, word (some of these were linked three or four times in one section) Charles F. Hockett Dabomb87 (talk) 19:08, 14 January 2010 (UTC)
airport, runway Pakuba Airport Ohconfucius ¡digame! 08:22, 15 January 2010 (UTC)
alcohol Ashley Madison Malleus Fatuorum 17:25, 15 January 2010 (UTC)
genitalia, hell Jackovasaurus RB88 (T) 00:58, 16 January 2010 (UTC)
Water, office, scheme, objective, maintaining, operating Industrial park Nev1 (talk) 02:29, 16 January 2010 (UTC)
diplomatist William Wade (English politician) Malleus Fatuorum 22:25, 16 January 2010 (UTC)
[[vomiting|sick]] Deep-fried Mars Bar ― A._di_M.2nd Dramaout (formerly Army1987) 15:03, 17 January 2010 (UTC)
human, dead, fear Premature burial Malleus Fatuorum 03:40, 18 January 2010 (UTC)
weather, air-conditioning × 3, lotion, electricity, vomiting, homes Heat wave Tony (talk) 10:36, 18 January 2010 (UTC)
'Litotes' is probably the worst here. Civil confinement Robofish (talk) 14:07, 18 January 2010 (UTC)
3 Phineas Flynn The Flash {talk} 20:15, 18 January 2010 (UTC)
idea, expert Zeppelin Malleus Fatuorum 16:05, 21 January 2010 (UTC)
"father", and some other slightly less bad ones James Coyne Ucucha 20:45, 21 January 2010 (UTC)
dining room, engine, steel and litres O'Mega Brad (talk) 01:07, 22 January 2010 (UTC)
face Death Malleus Fatuorum 19:36, 22 January 2010 (UTC)
"life" and "college", though the latter is slightly more forgivable given the article St. John's Northwestern Military Academy Dabomb87 (talk) 04:53, 26 January 2010 (UTC)
orange juice; shoes Brazil – United States relations Tony (talk) 07:32, 26 January 2010 (UTC)
tennis, cycling, swimming, rollerskating, piano and opera, but methinks [[human swimming|swimming]] takes the biscuit Jeanne Calment Ohconfucius ¡digame! 13:52, 27 January 2010 (UTC)
eyesight, hearing Irmgard von Stephani Ohconfucius ¡digame! 14:12, 27 January 2010 (UTC)
song Template:Pop_song_2 Ohconfucius ¡digame! 03:28, 30 January 2010 (UTC)
alloy, screwdriver Bernhard Goetz Ohconfucius ¡digame! 04:08, 30 January 2010 (UTC)
cat, tea, party Olivia (TV series) Ohconfucius ¡digame! 15:37, 30 January 2010 (UTC)


Winner for January 2010: With 82 entries, January 2010 broke all records of participation. I am certainly very happy to see so many new faces. Unfortunately, this also means that my choice is made harder, and that I've had to pass over many excellent candidates. Now, the winner... From the article Civil confinement, an unexpected bit of linguistic meta-commentary in the form of the link [[Litotes|not without]]. Nominated by Robofish, it is a type of Easter egg that we should never, ever have to see in articles, and for this reason it wins this busy month's award.

  • Two honourable mentions. First, SuperFlash101's "3", from Phineas Flynn. Not only was it entirely unnecessary but, as most Wikipedians know, it leads to the article for a year—specifically, the year when the rule of emperor Augustus was renewed for a ten-year period, and Wang Mang foiled a plot by his son, his brother-in-law and the Wei clan to oust him. Interesting stuff. Second, Majorly's "linked" from Rubber duck. I actually found "spoke" funnier, but one has to appreciate the self-referential nature of redundantly linking the word "link". Waltham, The Duke of 17:07, 11 March 2010 (UTC)

The 2009 prize[edit]

Winner for the year: From the shortlist of "window", "disaster", "head", "dog" and "Wikipedia", the silliest wikilink of 2009 is ... "window"! Congratulations, Ohconfucius; you get to hold the cup for one year. (His Grace the Duke of Waltham)


December 2009[edit]

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bicycle, yawning, sneezing Orgasm Ohconfucius ¡digame! 04:45, 1 December 2009 (UTC)
bus Paul Potts Ohconfucius ¡digame! 05:46, 14 December 2009 (UTC)
cup Los Angeles Galaxy SkotyWATalk|Contribs 08:20, 29 December 2009 (UTC)
Wikipedia Wikipedia:Manual of Style (biographies) Adrian J. Hunter(talkcontribs) 14:45, 29 December 2009 (UTC)
computer-generated cartoon elephant Something, Something, Something, Dark Side Bradley0110 (talk) 19:14, 30 December 2009 (UTC)
naked Rage Against the Machine Tony (talk) 01:30, 31 December 2009 (UTC)
person with birth & death tied for close 2nd Wikipedia:Manual of Style (biographies) Sssoul (talk) 09:09, 31 December 2009 (UTC)


Winner for December 2009: December 2009 was another month with worthy nominations, including the first two from non-mainspace pages. But the award can only go to one contender, and I have decided to bestow it upon Adrian J. Hunter for "Wikipedia" from Wikipedia:Manual of Style (biographies). The assumption that anyone would be reading a Wikipedia project page (in the Manual of Style of all places!) without knowing what Wikipedia is simply cannot go unrecognised. "Computer-generated cartoon elephant" initially seemed to be a strong contender on pure-silliness grounds, but I could not accept it because it was actually a group of links. (His Grace the Duke of Waltham)


November 2009[edit]

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genetics, hybridity Hebrew language ___A. di M. 14:22, 6 November 2009 (UTC)
dog Characters of Final Fantasy VI Ohconfucius ¡digame! 11:11, 8 November 2009 (UTC)
toilet attendant Cheryl Cole Tony (talk) 14:07, 20 November 2009 (UTC)
history Sirindhorn Dabomb87 (talk) 17:28, 23 November 2009 (UTC)


Winner for November 2009: As tempting as "toilet attendant" may have been for its comedy value, one cannot ignore the fact that pretty much every person in the world old enough to read knows what a dog is. And even if they don't remember that one of the most prized qualities in a dog is loyalty, the reader was helpfully reminded of this in the text. The canine was mentioned (and linked) in passing in Characters of Final Fantasy VI and the winner for November 2009 is (again) Ohconfucius. (His Grace the Duke of Waltham)


October 2009[edit]

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minor, parka, opera Kim Jong-il Ohconfucius (talk) 13:21, 4 October 2009 (UTC)
land Celestial Heights Ohconfucius (talk) 07:44, 6 October 2009 (UTC)
wife, milkshake Hong Kong Parkview Ohconfucius (talk) 10:07, 6 October 2009 (UTC)
wind, apples, sheep, captivity, hotel, train Tasmania Tony (talk) 08:26, 13 October 2009 (UTC)
book (um ....?) Bryce Courtenay (novelist) Tony (talk) 15:08, 18 October 2009 (UTC)
food Hong Kong Ohconfucius ¡digame! 07:58, 19 October 2009 (UTC)
lorry, arm, leg, head, knee, thigh John Martin Scripps Ohconfucius ¡digame! 05:49, 23 October 2009 (UTC)
draw, advantage Spring (television soap) Ohconfucius ¡digame! 05:49, 23 October 2009 (UTC)


Winner for October 2009: Many ridiculous links were nominated in October, but the difference in John Martin Scripps is that we have an entire collection of them. Nominated by Ohconfucius, who is this month's winner, the anatomy-themed links include such unknown concepts as "arms", "knees" and "torso". As only one link can actually be chosen, however, I have elected "head" to represent the group. Make of that what you will. (His Grace the Duke of Waltham)


September 2009[edit]

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electric Goodwood Cricket Club Ohconfucius (talk) 08:09, 11 September 2009 (UTC)
vomit AC/DC Tony (talk) 15:24, 11 September 2009 (UTC)
bread, salad, cheese, fruits, nuts, sandals, footwear, stool, table and... spoon! Roman Empire Steve T • C 20:04, 11 September 2009 (UTC)
woman Carol Ann Duffy Malleus Fatuorum 09:17, 12 September 2009 (UTC)
apple Alan Turing Malleus Fatuorum 09:50, 12 September 2009 (UTC)
disaster Elton John Tony (talk) 07:44, 13 September 2009 (UTC)
novels, continent, human A Song of Ice and Fire Dabomb87 (talk) 21:51, 14 September 2009 (UTC)
coffin, roses, tulips, hairclip, lid Yuri Andropov Ohconfucius (talk) 13:25, 22 September 2009 (UTC)
pregnancy, gambling Brian Epstein Tony (talk) 16:19, 24 September 2009 (UTC)
telephone Russell Crowe Tony (talk) 13:40, 25 September 2009 (UTC)
mother, father, telephone Eddie Murphy Tony (talk) 16:43, 26 September 2009 (UTC)

Winner for September 2009: Tony1 for "disaster" from Elton John. ("Human" and "lid" came close.) The link is pretty much self-describing; "utterly redundant" and "completely irrelevant" are the first characterisations to spring to mind, but this one also happens to grace a quotation. One almost expects an Easter egg there, explaining the exact nature of the disaster. This would be fine for the Daily Mail, but it is hardly appropriate for an encyclopaedia. (His Grace the Duke of Waltham)


August 2009[edit]

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rabbits Fixation (visual) Tony (talk) 09:28, 6 August 2009 (UTC)
alcohol Ice fishing Ohconfucius (talk) 10:10, 6 August 2009 (UTC)
windows, Fire, smoke 2005 Sharm el-Sheikh attacks Ohconfucius (talk) 10:22, 6 August 2009 (UTC)
tram Technocracy (bureaucratic) Ohconfucius (talk) 17:24, 6 August 2009 (UTC)
scientist, modern times Visual perception Tony (talk) 08:53, 7 August 2009 (UTC)

Winner for August 2009: Ohconfucius for his August nomination of "windows", from 2005 Sharm el-Sheikh attacks. There was a hard fight between it and "alcohol" (not in a bar, though), for they were equally useless; in the end, the Microsoft association that pops up in one's head on second reading won the day for the transparent-opening-in-a-wall camp. (His Grace the Duke of Waltham)

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