User:Scartol/boldibe

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To express my love for Wikipedia, I've composed a hip-hop song, which I hereby release into the public domain:

bold i be

Start the day with a minor editvandalism undo
Cleaning up the page about Sun Tzu: User Warning Two
It might be a puppet in the form of a sock
Ask an admin to check up on the log of the block
Now I'm fixing up a typo on this DYK
And then I gotta vote Nay on this RFA
Then I gotta read an article on balsa wood
So I can ascertain if it qualifies as Good
Or just merely adequate - my userboxes are immaculate
The peer review is done and now I'm FACin' it
Six little stars at the top of my user page
And I don't bother with the articles on Wikirage
Because, honestly, I'm bored by the edit wars
Three revert rule – you're a fool if you edit more
Out the door, troll; you're a danger to my WikiHealth
Accusing me of POV? You better check yourself!

I'm something to see on the WP


...and bold I be like three apostrophes
Everybody knows me; they memorize my IP
...and bold I be like three apostrophes
All the people say "Yay" for my TFA
...and bold I be like three apostrophes
I'm the king of multimedia on Wikipedia


...and bold I be like three apostrophes

It's Scartol ripping up the microphone
Leave a message on my talk page so I know I'm not alone
I'm asking you: Please don't bite the newbies
My first article was taken up to AFD
And that's cool, cuz it probably should have been deleted
Cuz I overlooked a policy that needed to be heeded
But damn, man – I'm learning, and I'm totally new
You can't reply to the message that I left for you?
But that's cool, cuz I've mastered how to really do it right
I'm composing Featured Articles like every single night:
Emma Goldman, Harriet Tubman, Chinua Achebe
I got the Balzac to back up what I say
So if my barnstars don't impress you enough
And if these lyrics don't prove that my tongue's so rough
And if you gotta leave mad and walk off in a huff
That's allright; I'll have some quiet time to edit this stuff

[chorus]

And for all you that's hating on how the project works
"Wikipedia is edited by idiots and jerks!
And they can add anything they wanna add" – yup
But there's an army of vandal-fighters cleaning it up
So I say "peace" to The Recent Changes Patrol
Make the internet not suck: That's the real goal
In your home from the library, office from the college –
A worldwide movement to preserve human knowledge
And there's problems; I'm not saying that the project's perfection
But is it worse than the 2000 US election?
I mean, it's not like democracy is the problem, right?
Instead of pointing out what's wrong, let us work to make it right!

[chorus]

Shout-outs: Awadewit, WillowW, JayHenry, Moni3, Yllosubmarine, Qp10qp, Bookandcoffee, Outriggr, Durova, Xenocidic, Cailil, Grrrlriot, twelsht, Hemlock Martinis, Al Ameer son, Roger Davies, VanTucky, Pursey, and a hundred other people I forgot...

"bold i be" is a Featured Rap Track; it (or a previous version of it) has been identified as one of the best songs produced by the Wikipedia community. Even so, if you can update or improve it... Wait, what am I saying? No one can improve these lyrics. Never mind.