Wikipedia:Please bite the newbies

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WikiVampires love to feast on the newbies

Wikipedia always has lots of newcomers that drive you up the wall. We must be extremely hostile to them in order to have them understand the true meaning of Wikipedia.

New members are often all sweetness and light at first, but most turn out to be vandals and bad-faith editors at the end. Therefore, it is very important to assume bad faith.

Definition of a 'newbie'[edit]

In general, a newbie is an editor who joined Wikipedia this very moment. However, some say that any Wikipedia member that joined after 2000 is a newbie. Therefore, we must learn to bite each other and even ourselves – even if you have been editing Wikipedia since Jimbo Wales came.

How to bite a newbie[edit]

Userbox[edit]

If you have succeeded in biting newbies, be sure to add the following userboxes to your userpage:

Code Result
 {{User:Kayau/Bite}}
WikiVampires.JPG This user enjoys biting newbies and vandals.
Transclusions
 {{User:Kayau/Bite you}}
WikiVampires.JPG This user enjoys biting newbies and vandals, and you are the next.
Transclusions

See also[edit]

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