Wikipedia:Department of Fun

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Smile, Wikipedian, smile!

The Department of Fun is dedicated to providing the Wikipedian community, both young and old editors, with humor to encourage them to stay at Wikipedia, although completely oblivious to the fact that whenever someone requires a laugh, they leave Wikipedia. Somehow it manages to convince itself that it is indirectly improving the encyclopedia. Below, you can find links to fun pages or fun things to do, other Wikipedian Associations, and a list of members who help with the creation and upkeep of entertaining or fun pages.

Please, if you have ideas for activities or competitions, do not hesitate to post them to the discussion page or join the Department of Fun. And above all, enjoy yourself!

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If there is any work that needs to be done please post a task and the Department of Fun will see that it is dealt with.
Add new tasks to the bottom of the To Do List, by "Editing" this section. Use an asterisk, followed by your Task Description.
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  • {{Department of Fun}} creates:
WikiProject Department of Fun (Rated Project-class, Bottom-importance)
WikiProject icon This page is supported by the Department of Fun WikiProject, which aims to provide Wikipedians with fun so that they stay on Wikipedia and keep on improving articles. If you have any ideas, do not hesitate to post them to the discussion page or access our home page to join the Department of Fun.
 Project  This page does not require a rating on the quality scale.
 Bottom  This page has been rated as Bottom-importance on the importance scale.

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Department of Fun Quality and Importance Assessment

Category page Category   File   Project   Template   NA   ???  Total
20 14 176 26 10 0 246
 Top   High   Mid   Low   Bottom   Bare bottom   ???  Total
0 0 0 0 246 0 0 246

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Clown chili peppers.jpg This user is a member of the Wikipedia Department of Fun.

{{user Department of Fun}} --Aquarius Rising 05:07, 7 January 2006 (UTC)

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Lol2.gif This user is a member of the Wikipedia Department of Fun.

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Face-grin.svg This user is a member of the Wikipedia Department of Fun.

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This Wikipedian recites the Wiki Prayer regularly.
God, grant me the serenity to accept the pages I cannot edit,
The courage to edit the pages I can,
And the wisdom to know the difference.

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Bomba atomica.gif This user will nuke you if you try to delete his pages.
Wikipedia Department of Fun

{{User:TheGreenMartian/UBX/nuke}} -- TheGreenMartian 22:25, 23 December 2009 (UTC)

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A DoF icon has been created. Use {{User:Hi878/DoF Icon}} to put it on you user page. It is based on {{topicon}}, so it can be positioned in the same way.

Fixed Click for details, instructions, and an example of what it looks like.



  • Wikipedia:Contests (article-writing and other kinds) are another fun thing to do, all of which encourage users to make contributions.
  • WikiQuizzes, a game made up of various quizzes pertaining to a wide variety of subjects where users obtain points and awards. New quizzes are added often.
  • WikiCup, The WikiCup is a championship which takes place every year on Wikipedia. The cup is played and won by skill of editing, in which the purpose of the cup is to encourage mainspace editing and to make editing fun here on Wikipedia. Entry is available for any registered user; experience doesn't matter.
  • Last topic pool, a pool for guessing what the topic of the last article created on Wikipedia may be, and other pools.


  • Wikipedia:The Great Wikipedia Dramaout - On July 18, 2009, Wikipedians were asked to voluntarily refrain from editing all non-article areas of Wikipedia for 5 days, and instead dedicate themselves to creating, cleaning up, and building articles. The Dramaout was a huge success and will likely become an annual event.
  • Wikipedia:Martin Luther King Day of Service - On January 15th, interested Wikipedians will work collectively on some of the thankless, but worthwhile maintenance tasks that have serious backlogs.
  • Community bulletin board - For more event postings


Active Games[edit]

The WikiGame Graveyard[edit]

May these games rest in peace.

Wikipedia Movies[edit]

Currently only offered in script until it becomes possible, through technological advances, to edit movies like Wikipedia articles.

Wikipedia Musicals[edit]


"Pulleth my holy finger," sayeth the Lord.

Songs, poems and other literary fun[edit]

While Meta:Hotel Wikipedia is the official theme song, there's no reason not to make up your own songs. Since it has been recognized that the Wikiholic in particular needs lots of ways to create their own culture or at least encounter their own despair, we probably needs lots more songs on the Wikisong list. Don't worry! You don't have to write music, just rip off a tune everyone knows and change the lyrics, marking it TTTO for "to the tune of" the victimized song.

These songs can be sung in public, but, that may only compound your problem. Just humming a few bars of the song can remind people of the Wikipedia-themed lyrics and create yet more in-jokes that will further isolate you from non-Wikipedian human contact. Which we encourage.

There also exists (as of 20 March 2011) a poem and a soliloquy about Wikipedia at Wikipedia:Poems about Wikipedia.




Other fun Wikipedian associations[edit]

The Grand Smiley, overseer of the WikiFun Police

Some Wikipedians[who?] have formed voluntary associations to participate in various activities on Wikipedia. Consult their pages if you are interested in participating.

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