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View Counter[edit]

is there any record of how many people who viewed the previous page, also viewed this one? and if not, is such a record possible to obtain? Nickjbor 07:18, 16 September 2007 (UTC)

Yes, see http://stats.grok.se/en/201008/Wikipedia:Don%27t_stuff_beans_up_your_nose/Uh-huh. —Waterfox (talk) 19:20, 24 August 2010 (UTC)

You're some funny guys[edit]

That didn't break anything... I was hoping to end the universal knowledge once for all... Keep up the good work. I'll keep fixing typo errors in the articles, that's all I can do to contribute. Signed: ME. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 200.80.232.136 (talk) 14:05, 5 March 2009 (UTC)

Picture[edit]

You erased the picture? Dude, sense of humour. If you are worried about bandwidth.. I can suggest a diddy of some ascii art... -07:11, 29 December 2007 (UTC)~~ —Preceding incompletely signed comment added by 99.247.120.178 (talk) 07:11, 29 December 2007 (UTC)

I think the picture was cool. It needs to go back on there. -- ~ Ryan A. Taylor || screaming at me || DUMPING GROUND! 03:35, 30 December 2007 (UTC)
It was immature and in my opinion fairly tasteless. In case anyone hasn't noticed Wikipedia has a bit of an image problem. Somehow I don't think a picture that marks the deaths of thousands of people isn't exactly appropriate for screwing around. Besides, the picture actually distracts from the message you are trying to send. It goes from "oh we told you not to do something so you did. See how that works?" to either sending the message that the results of ignoring WP:BEANS will be amusing to them, or you just lost any credibility you had with them.--Oni Ookami AlfadorTalk|@ 05:59, 30 December 2007 (UTC)
Perhaps it would be better to use Image:Castle Romeo.jpg or Image:Castle romeo2.jpg, both images of a test that did not harm humans?   — Jeff G. (talk|contribs) 18:50, 30 December 2007 (UTC)

If you really want to use a picture to illustrate your point, perhaps something that is just mildly unpleasant.--Oni Ookami AlfadorTalk|@ 06:01, 30 December 2007 (UTC)

I really don't see the unpleasantness in the picture. I can fully understand that the event was very unpleasant, but there's no real unpleasant things here I can see, except for seeing the cause of the event. -- ~ Ryan A. Taylor || screaming at me || DUMPING GROUND! 12:55, 30 December 2007 (UTC)
yeah, real class. using the death photo of 100s of thousands of people as a foil for humour.
maybe we could replace it with some close ups of the victims, and add "this is what you will look like if you click the link"? or better yet, go straight for the auschwitz pix. yeah, i'm chuckling already. 209.172.25.226 (talk) 06:12, 9 June 2013 (UTC)

I remind that we should keep in mind bandwidth and consider ascii art... 99.247.120.178 (talk) 21:57, 30 December 2007 (UTC)

Do you have ASCII art of an explosion or some other cataclysm that could "crash Wikipedia"?   — Jeff G. (talk|contribs) 21:28, 31 December 2007 (UTC)
I think the picture was a nice touch and should be readded, as far as going with ASCII art soley because of preformance, that should not be a factor. I know there is an guideline or essay somewhere around here that deals with that. As far as it being a picture of the Nagasaki bomb, I don't really think anyone would take offense to that. Nuclear explosions are very much rooted in popular culture after the cold war. --Nn123645 (talk) 06:19, 2 January 2008 (UTC)
You make a very good point. -- ~ Ryan A. Taylor || screaming at me || DUMPING GROUND! 09:12, 2 January 2008 (UTC)
I found the policy dealing with preformance. --Nn123645 (talk) 06:31, 8 January 2008 (UTC)

Keep up the good work guys[edit]

XD 24.32.208.58 (talk) 19:58, 1 January 2008 (UTC)

Just a thought[edit]

"UNRECOVERABLE DATABASE ERROR" or somesuch would be scarier. ;) æ²  2008‑05‑01t05:11z

Heh, make them think they've actually broken Wikipedia :) Bronzey (talk) 11:14, 1 May 2008 (UTC)
In theory it would be nice, but in practice 2 of these things would happen:
A. They'd freak out and never or rarely return to this site again
B. Brag to their friends, LOL. --Trucizna (talk) 20:30, 15 May 2008 (UTC)
No, really! Someone should try that. But copying Wikipedia interface codes is against policy... Maybe we can use the code format. That'd be nice. :P And leave the {{humor}} template on the bottom. --haha169 (talk) 04:04, 5 June 2008 (UTC)
even a noob encounters bad scripts, buggy pages, 404s, etc; nobody's gonna actually think (or care!) that they broke Wikipedia. i saw the above message and thought "huh, what's that?" didn't scare me or even give me pause.
what you have to do is make them think they broke their OWN machine. you know - like a phony "preparing to format C:" page. that'll wake up anyone.... 209.172.25.189 (talk) 10:30, 9 June 2013 (UTC)

beans[edit]

i stuck beans up my nose. alot. how do i get them out? --Shaggorama (talk) 15:26, 30 May 2008 (UTC)

I was going to say this is a valid issue to discuss, but I'm sure there's a wikipedia policy on wikipedia not being helpful or something. Gamerunknown (talk) 14:31, 17 May 2009 (UTC)

There is indeed: WP:MEDICAL SpitfireTally-ho! 08:09, 29 May 2009 (UTC)

Confession[edit]

OK, I clicked. I'm sorry; it was just TOO tempting. Besides, I knew it wouldn't REALLY crash Wikipedia, but what would it really do? :O --M1ss1ontomars2k4 (talk) 22:30, 12 June 2008 (UTC)

That's okay, I clicked too. I figured, A. The page was totally harmless and somewhat funny- which it was- or B. It actually WOULD crash wiki, which would then deserve it for puttinthe link there in the first place. 65.223.58.226 (talk) 02:04, 12 February 2009 (UTC)
I had the same thoughts as M1ss1ontomars2k4. These thoughts were then replaced with laughter. --RAC e CA12 (talk) 05:28, 16 October 2009 (UTC)

You know...[edit]

This page would be even better if it rickrolled the clicker. :P I just lost teh game (talk) 17:03, 24 June 2008 (UTC)

DO NOT DELETE THIS PAGE.[edit]

Haha! I was so tempted to click it, and I clicked it! There should be more of these!! Tezkag72 (talk) 18:45, 6 July 2008 (UTC)

he he! me too! everyone here is an idiot… (including me :) - Benzband (talk) 18:30, 28 September 2011 (UTC)

...lol[edit]

Curiosity makes a difference. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.173.92.70 (talk) 04:26, 7 November 2008 (UTC)

Stats[edit]

Page view statistics DO exist [1]. Amusingly, so far this month there have been 690 visits to WP:BEANS and 700 visits to /uh-huh! Modest Genius talk 13:03, 8 December 2008 (UTC)

Oops, I was looking at the wrong year. The current numbers are 290 and 333, so the point still stands Modest Genius talk 03:16, 11 December 2008 (UTC)
But you should look at this. --Nemo bis (talk) 08:02, 29 January 2009 (UTC)
That's probably because of direct linking, and linking from other pages, per http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:WhatLinksHere/Wikipedia:Don%27t_stuff_beans_up_your_nose/Uh-huh
—DIV (138.194.12.224 (talk) 09:05, 23 August 2012 (UTC))

Link destination visibility[edit]

The link from the main to here shows this page's title. Linking to a bogus page like Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/reallyoldarchives/Ban disruptive user or Wikipedia:Dumps of database (parody of Wikipedia:Database dumps) with a redirect to here might be better. --Clark89 (talk) 00:51, 6 February 2009 (UTC)

Psudeo Error Code[edit]

I was wondering if we want to go with the psudo PHP error messages or the mediawiki cryptic XML type error. Personally I think the former looks better and slightly scarier, though I can see from the page history it has been going back and forth. —Nn123645 (talk) 04:10, 20 March 2009 (UTC)

Oh Hai[edit]

I'm in your Wikipedia, crashing yur servers... —Preceding unsigned comment added by Kausill (talkcontribs) 14:19, 2 May 2009 (UTC)

All your servers are belong to us Robinr22 (talk) 14:38, 26 May 2009 (UTC)


"I'm in your Wikipedia, crashing yur servers..." Age of Empires 3 for the win. Or was that a spoof of something else?
Mod MMG (User Page) Reply on my talkpage. Do NOT click this link 05:59, 5 June 2010 (UTC)

Muahahahaha[edit]

Curiosity brought me here, the pretty fire made me hit "refresh" several dozen times. }:) Daviga1 (talk) 06:14, 2 August 2009 (UTC)

I can't be the only one who thought "so what does this link really do?" and just had to see? As if the actual DON'T EVER PUSH button would be in quotes like that. :-p 198.53.125.29 (talk) 04:15, 21 October 2009 (UTC)

Kaboom![edit]

Posting in an epic article's discussion page. Maybe I should forward this to my friends. 24.22.239.156 (talk) 12:08, 8 August 2009 (UTC)

Funny But...[edit]

...you finish the sentence after the "but." Should be easy enough. (And "uh-huh" as the subpage makes it easy to realize the conclusion without teaching the moral.) But maybe I'm just a humorless dick. 98.228.92.5 (talk) 01:00, 16 January 2010 (UTC)

Maybe it would be better if the link sent them to a website that just shows some sort of error code or something. --141.163.187.111 (talk) 14:32, 25 March 2010 (UTC)


^^^Like 404 page not found? Naa, this is way better!
Mod MMG (User Page) Reply on my talkpage. Do NOT click this link 06:02, 5 June 2010 (UTC)

I propose[edit]

I propose we replace that nuclear explosion with this animated one one:

Bomba atomica.gif

Someone will have to enlarge it sufficiently and clean it up so the larger size dosen't affect quality though.

Mod MMG (User Page) Reply on my talkpage. Do NOT click this link 06:41, 5 June 2010 (UTC)

Yea, I agree. I like the idea.Jgsho (talk) 17:18, 18 September 2011 (UTC)
i did it--Jgsho (talk) 22:32, 19 September 2011 (UTC)

Bad Suggestion[edit]

If it didn't violate the general philosophy of Wikipedia I'd suggest that clicking the link also blocks them from reading articles and/or redirects them to a 404 page, just for a minute or two. Maybe they'll have a panicked few seconds that they really did do it. Ikiwi (talk) 01:53, 27 May 2011 (UTC)

Suggestion[edit]

What about directing the "Don't click this link" link to this page? Toshio Yamaguchi (talk) 16:20, 8 October 2011 (UTC)

good idea Userpage Yellow Happy.jpg Blue Sad.jpg which one are you? Talk 23:40, 14 October 2011 (UTC)

.......Why?[edit]

I got curious, so I clicked on it.

FFFFFFFFFFUUUUUU

ZappaOMati 17:41, 1 August 2012 (UTC)

FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU-[edit]

A boat that can float! (watch me float!) 14:13, 25 October 2012 (UTC)

To all the people who are offended by the picture...[edit]

Just keep in mind that there used to be a better one, but then you went and blew up half the web servers! Nice going. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 72.230.135.196 (talk) 20:58, 8 April 2013 (UTC)

COMIC SAAAANNNSSSSSSS![edit]

6an6sh6 09:12, 15 February 2014 (UTC)

Being a smartass[edit]

For example, just noting the link target and browsing directly to that page without clicking the link at all. The metaphor breaks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2001:67C:2564:A156:221:6AFF:FE65:7F6E (talk) 09:45, 22 September 2014 (UTC)