Wikipedia:Centijimbos

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A centijimbo (cJ) is a unit of measurement used for comparing the number of watchers a particular user has.[note 1] The term was coined by Durova in a blog post on September 10, 2009, shortly after the creation of a tool by MZMcBride that counts the number of people who watch a particular page.[note 2]

The centijimbo is 1/100th the number of watchers that User:Jimbo Wales has. One centijimbo currently (24 December 2016) equals approximately 35 watchers, but as a relative measurement, this changes as people add and drop watchlist pages.

One may use the template {{User:Jake Wartenberg/centijimbo|# of people watching your userpage}} to display one's ranking in terms of centijimbos. Users who develop an obsession with checking their number of watchers may suffer from centijimboitis.

From here we can obviously see that:

Thus, by definition, the user page of our co-founder Jimmy Wales always has 1 JIMBO or 100 cJ.

At present (April 2016) this page about centijimbos has a centijimbo count of 1.96.

Tips for increasing your centijimbo count[edit]

Intended to be humorous
  1. Reply to all your talk page messages on YOUR own talk page! Not only does this help keep conversations coherent, it ensures that users keep your page watched... at least until they receive their reply, so...
  2. Don't reply right away! Wait a while, if you always answer your talk page messages immediately users won't bother to watchlist your page. But sometimes they'll still unwatch your page after you do reply, so...
  3. Only give them half-answers! Keep them waiting for more: Tell them you will research the subject and you'll "get back to them on that" ... But then they may assume that you'll be contacting them on their talk page, so...
  4. Place {{Usertalkback|me=watched|you=other}} on your talk page! With the parameters set as shown this handy lil notice will actually command all users to place your page on their watchlist and to always respond on your talk page!
  5. Never edit your userpage, and try never to edit your talk page either except to archive once every month or so! By responding on their talk page instead of your own, your userpage will only show up once in watchlists, making it less likely to be seen and removed from watchlists.
  6. Spam Jimbo's talk page daily with frequent comments in lengthy discussions...and the value of a cJ will fall!
  7. Become an admin. Deleting articles is a good way to initiate a discussion on your page, even if it begins "WTF" or worse. Well over half of the most watchlisted Wikipedians below are mop-bearers...

Users with the most centijimbos[edit]

  • Edit this list here.

Wikipedia:Database reports/Most-watched pages shows a list of the top 1,000 most watched pages. As of April 27, 2016, the only six user pages which are not subpages to appear on that list besides Jimbo's user page are User:SlimVirgin, User:NawlinWiki, User:DGG, User:RHaworth, User:Alison, User:Materialscientist. Note: this does not imply any kind of higher status or authority; these users are no more special than anyone else.

Wikipedians who have edited this page and have at least 30 watchers (at least 0.92 centijimbos, due to requirements set by the developers) are listed below with their numbers of centijimbos. Feel free to add your name here, proudly displaying how many centijimbos you have:[note 3]


  1. SlimVirgin TALK|CONTRIBS - 27.1
  2. Alison (talk) - 22.1
  3. JzG - 20.0
  4. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? - 18.6
  5. JamesBWatson (talk) - 18.5
  6. FASTILY (TALK) - 17.2
  7. Coren (talk) - 15.3
  8. Nyttend (talk) - 13.5
  9. AGK [•] - 13.2
  10. Risker (talk) - 12.5
  11. Dennis Brown ©- 12.0
  12. Ironholds (talk) - 11.7
  13. bd2412 (talk) - 11.5
  14. BrownHairedGirl (talk) - 11.3
  15. Juliancolton (talk) - 11.3
  16. SarekOfVulcan (talk) - 11.3
  17. Alexf - 11.0
  18. Ronhjones - 10.5
  19. The Rambling Man (talk) - 10.4
  20. Favonian (talk) - 10.3
  21. Binksternet - 10.3
  22. 日本穣 (talk) - 10.2
  23. Sceptre (talk) - 10.2
  24. Antandrus (talk) - 10.0
  25. Justin (koavf)TCM – 9.9
  26. Montanabw - 9.9
  27. CambridgeBayWeather (talk) - 9.8
  28. Wizardman (talk) - 9.6
  29. Avi (talk) - 9.3
  30. King of ♠ - 8.7
  31. SilkTork (talk) - 8.6
  32. Ed [talk] [majestic titan] - 8.5
  33. TonyTheTiger - 8.2
  34. Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ - 7.8
  35. WormTT(talk) - 7.7
  36. ukexpat - 7.7
  37. Salvio Let's talk about it! - 7.7
  38. Dreadstar - 7.6
  39. WhisperToMe - 7.6
  40. --Demiurge1000 (talk) - 7.6
  41. Graham87 - 7.6
  42. 28bytes (talk) - 7.5
  43. Angr (talk) – 7.5
  44. Prodego talk - 7.3
  45. Collect - 7.2
  46. Coffee - 7.1
  47. SMcCandlish Talk Contribs. - 6.9
  48. Johnbod - 6.8
  49. Bearian - 6.7
  50. Dank - 6.6
  51. ϢereSpielChequers - 6.3
  52. BullRangifer - 6.3
  53. Herostratus - 6.2
  54. Στc. - 5.8
  55. Armbrust Talk Contribs - 5.6
  56. Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington - 5.3
  57. Moe ε - - 5.3
  58. Bencherlite - 5.3
  59. Alan Liefting - 5.2
  60. Andrevan - 5.1
  61. /ƒETCHCOMMS/ - 5.1
  62. Jeff G. ツ (talk) - 5.1
  63. Infrogmation- 4.9
  64. DerHexer - 4.7
  65. œ - 4.6
  66. jc37 - 4.5
  67. PeeJay4.3
  68. Guerillero | My Talk - 4.2
  69. Rcsprinter (gossip) @ 3.9
  70. Doc talk -3.8
  71. Swarm X - 3.8
  72. Epicgenius (talk) - 3.7
  73. KrakatoaKatie - 3.6
  74. Pesky (talk) - 3.6
  75. עוד מישהו Od Mishehu - 3.5
  76. Mattythewhite - 3.3
  77. Wilhelmina Will (talk) 3.2
  78. Jusdafax - 3.2
  79. James (TalkContribs) - 3.2
  80. Dylan620 (tc) - 3.1
  81. Ravenswing 3.0
  82. Horologium (talk) - 2.9
  83. ItsZippy (talkcontributions) - 2.9
  84. Chris the speller yack - 2.9
  85. – Muboshgu (talk) - 2.8
  86. Rsrikanth05 - 2.8
  87. Ivanvector (Talk/Edits) - 2.7
  88. (tJosve05a (c) - 2.7
  89. Mr T(Talk?) 2.6
  90. Dravecky- 2.5
  91. Lord Sjones23 (talk - contributions) 2.5
  92. Bri (talk) - 2.5
  93. Ks0stm (TCGE) - 2.4
  94. Philosopher Let us reason together. - 2.4
  95. Jake Wartenberg - 2.4
  96. Mifter (talk) 2.3
  97. Purplebackpack89 2.2
  98. Nergaal - 2.1
  99. Lynch7 - 2.1
  100. Geniac - 2.0
  101. Rrius (talk) · 2.0
  102. Chris Troutman (talk) 1.9
  103. GiftigerWunsch [TALK] - 1.8
  104. Thegreatdr- 1.6
  105. ROBERTMFROMLI | TK/CN -1.5
  106. Bob the WikipediaN (talkcontribs) - 1.5
  107. AmaryllisGardener (talk) - 1.5
  108. Tyw7 - 1.4
  109. Achowat (talk) - 1.3
  110. Grognard Extraordinaire Chess (talk) Ping when replying - 1.2

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The current tool for obtaining a watcher count is at https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:MyPage&action=info#mw-pageinfo-watchers and the count can be fed into the template User:Jake Wartenberg/centijimbo to get the cJ number.
  2. ^ MZMcBride's tool was at tools:~mzmcbride/cgi-bin/watcher.py. It was subsequently replaced due to the shutdown of toolserver (more info: [1] [2]). Another Toolserver-hosted one is also out of order now. The current tool is here.
  3. ^ Many historical entries cite the old (non-functional) toolserver gadget. If these were to be updated, the current tool would need to be used.