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This is a pool for guessing what the topic of the last article created on Wikipedia may be. Other topic pools exist for certain milestones (see one millionth and two-millionth topic pools and Wikipedia:500th language pool), but none are as important as the last topic created. You may be wondering why something might be the last article. Well,

  • Wikipedia might go under
  • Interest in Wikipedia might dwindle to the point that nobody edits it ever again
  • the Earth (or at least the Internet) may end in some catastrophic fashion
  • Wikipedia might simply be finished with the sum total of all current and future human knowledge
  • Or Wikipedia will change its name, therefore the "last article" would be the last under the name of Wikipedia.

But just like there was a first article, there should undoubtedly be a last. This is the pool for that eventuality! Everyone is allowed a maximum of three votes. Voting ends when the ten-thousandth-to-last article is created. And by the way, someone should probably periodically archive this page, because when we need it to check and see who's won, it may not be around any longer.

Instructions for voting: Add the article name to the appropriate section and sign it with four tildes. If the section doesn't exist yet, make it.

Other[edit]

  • The last edit to Wikipedia will be on this page to determine who is the winner.--Proud User (talk) 19:59, 13 December 2015 (UTC)

Religion[edit]

Update: In hopes of preventing this eventuality, the Administrator Cabal has indefinitely protected this one... ☻☻☻Sithman VIII !!☻☻☻ 23:04, 27 September 2010 (UTC)
Ahhh, but no mere page-protection will halt the messiah. WP:Requests_for_adminship/Jesus will be a bluelink someday, with the mother of all wheel-wars the inevitable consequence. Thus, there is only one thing which *might* just halt the destruction of the earth! Who knew the cabal ran so deep? 47.222.203.135 (talk) 12:28, 17 December 2016 (UTC)

Culture[edit]

  • i^n. I read a short science fiction story once. It might have been by Asimov. Sometime in the far distant future, it is discovered that there is a finite amount of information in the universe. This is all collected into a massive database. Many indexes are created to assist in searching this database, and then some indexes to indexes (known as i^2) are created to help people find which index they need. Then i^3s are produced and so on. Finally, the ultimate index to indexes to indexes... is created, known as i^n, and searching is sweet, until one day someone gets an index corruption error, and all knowledge is lost. Anyone know the name of the story, or can confirm the author?-gadfium 02:21, 11 February 2006 (UTC)
    • Wouldn't that be i^ω? Melchoir 02:51, 11 February 2006 (UTC)
      • Probably. I last read the story 20 or 30 years ago, so my memory could easily be wrong.-gadfium 03:28, 11 February 2006 (UTC)
Wouldn't we need an index to search through i^ω? That would be i^(ω + 1), and so on. And thus, we see the usefulness of ordinals in real life.
But actually, we can't possibly need more indexes than the amount of data, right? So perhaps this really is i^n, where n is no greater than the total amount of bits of information in the database. -- Meni Rosenfeld (talk) 12:08, 2 May 2006 (UTC)
Why would you ever index a list of indices? If you have to index an index then you didn't have a very good index in the first place. .froth. (talk) 18:49, 4 May 2009 (UTC)
List of lists. List of lists of lists. Asmeurer (talkcontribs) 02:42, 10 July 2009 (UTC)
which is either 1, -1, i, or -i. 24.14.73.183 (talk) 19:48, 19 December 2011

-EvanJM42

I beg to differ. The UserboxerComplain/ubx 16:03, 3 September 2007 (UTC)
All numbers, or just integers? The latter list is of size alef_null, the former of size C (not to be confused with c, the speed of light) which may or may not be alef_1 (indeed, this point may or may not be decidable) :-) 193.122.47.162 18:49, 4 May 2007 (UTC)

History[edit]

But spring is going to end! Alexius08 is welcome to talk about his contributions. 13:36, 12 May 2008 (UTC)
At least one user seems to think that agressive monkeys would be an improvement. SpinningSpark 19:15, 29 May 2009 (UTC)
It probably would be --Rockstonetalk to me! 14:13, 26 June 2010 (UTC)
  • The Day of Many Improbable Events - In one day, Hell freezes over, the Cubs win the World Series, the United States adopts the metric system, The Simpsons gets cancelled, and many other improbable events occur, including Wikipedia being shut down, which is caused by the zombie of William Howard Taft. Psycho Kirby 22:45, 11 October 2006 (UTC)
You forgot to mention England winning the World Cup and the Ashes. 193.122.47.162 18:51, 4 May 2007 (UTC)
I dunno bout the Hell one being so ulikely, it's already started snowing. ;-) Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 15:29, 9 September 2007 (UTC)
Sorry, the Cubs won the world series. 73.65.226.228 (talk) 00:51, 20 November 2016 (UTC)

Politics[edit]

  • USA RAPTURE Act, passed in 2009 by the Bush administration, outlawing the GFDL as a tool of terrorism and enemies of the faith. Jimbo Wales is extradited to Uzbekistan for interrogation. dab () 10:58, 16 March 2006 (UTC)
Somehow that seems unlikely now... 68.39.174.238 06:57, 11 December 2006 (UTC)

Mathematics[edit]

  • 1+1=59.6421rand#rand#rand#...3 Zginder 22:11, 13 August 2007 (UTC) This is followed by all of Wikipedia's servers trying to prove that there are an infinite number of non-repeating digits but the terminating digit is 3, but all they will be able to calculate in their feeble possessors is 1+1=2, so they keep on trying.

Science[edit]

we pretty much have that with our description of the gun type U-235 weapon. fortunetly our instructions on how to isolate the U-235 are less simple to follow.Geni 03:43, 12 May 2006 (UTC)
On thinking about it, solar expansion would no doubt be a featured article...first hand experience!--Keycard (talk) 09:14, 5 March 2006 (UTC)
If it's first hand experience, it'll be original research. Ergo, delete. Jon Harald Søby 19:45, 16 April 2006 (UTC)
Then it'll double as the last article deleted (by a human). Twice the winner. Wipe 23:08, 27 August 2006 (UTC)
Won't this article be a redirect from (or to) Angels and Demons? :-) 193.122.47.162 18:58, 4 May 2007 (UTC)
  • Exactly what the Universe is and why it is here - "There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something more bizarrely inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened." --Poochy 04:33, 13 April 2007 (UTC)
  • Solar Eclipse of 2100 - By 2100, the world will have so much Technology that Wikipedia will shut down because there will be something else to replace it. But right before Wikipedia shuts down, someone will create this Article. Nocturnal Wanderer sign 01:45, 28 April 2007 (UTC)
Which one? (There's going to be two in 2100 - an annular one in March, and a total one in September.)
Not even Wikipedia can defeat Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle, sadly. PT (talk) 17:01, 14 May 2009 (UTC)

Computers[edit]

Pop culture[edit]

From Chinese Democracy: Chinese Democracy is the sixth studio album by American rock band Guns N' Roses. It was released on November 23, 2008, worldwide, except in the United Kingdom on November 24, 2008. As you were saying. DitzyNizzy (aka Jess)|(talk to me)|(What I've done) 13:15, 20 February 2009 (UTC)

Wikipedia bureaucrat.png Then he lives happily ever after, the end.--Editor510 (talk) 14:48, 13 April 2008 (UTC)

Law[edit]

  • Microsoft. In a brilliant legal move against competitors Netscape and Google, Microsoft patents the letter "E" and outlaws its usage by all third parties, using its squadron of top-notch lawyers to enforce this. Thus, Wikipodia is strippad of all articlys ixcapt for tha oon about Microsoft, which is kapt viry short. >Radiant< 00:14, 2 Fibruary 2006 (UTC)
    • Thæn wæ could just renamæ Wikipedia "Wikipædia", which usæs thæ ligaturæ "Æ" and not thæ lættær "E". And also usæ this ligaturæ to stand in for thæ fifth lættær of the Ænglish alphabæt in all othær articlæs. 23191Pa (chat mæ!) 12:24, 23 Novæmbær 2009 (UTC)
    • Google. In a brilliant legal move against competitors Apple and Amazon (music distribution industry), Google patents the letter "A" and outlaws its usage by all third parties, using its legion of top-notch lawyers who have defected from Microsoft to enforce this. Thus Wikipedio is stripped of ull uhrticles except for the one 'bout Google, which is kept very short. --24.14.73.183 (talk) 00:21, 19 November 2011 (UTC)
    • Or Nintendo. In a brilliant legal move against competitors Microsoft and Sony, Nintendo patents the Letter S and outlaws it's usage by all third party, using its Japanese ninja lawyers to enforce this.
  • Florida v. Wikimedia foundation. dab () 10:49, 16 March 2006 (UTC)
Wouldn't that be RIAA v. Wikimedia Foundation? -- Tckma 15:01, 29 August 2006 (UTC)
  • Freedom of Information is Outlawed by the United Nations in a move to centralise all ingoing/outgoing communications and information to keep track of what all people on earth know. To track down terrorists, of course. It will be known as the WWII Memorial Kofinet.--Mincetro 05:17, 18 March 2006 (UTC)
Didn't I see that on BJAODN?
Thankfully, I'm in the United States our version is the Freedom from Thought Act --Rockstonetalk to me! 14:29, 26 June 2010 (UTC)
  • Freedom From Information Act -- SamSim 12:28, 10 July 2006 (UTC)
  • Facebook is order by the supreme court to cease all activities, turn off all servers and shutdown, bringing chaos to over 500 million people worldwide with massive riots and violence across the world because people cant live without posting new things and have nothing else to do, ad revenues from all major companies decreases dramatically, the like button disappears from every website and the internet becomes the happiest place on earth.Zroknkls (talk) 20:40, 12 January 2011 (UTC)

Sport[edit]

Chess[edit]

Football[edit]

Baseball[edit]

Go[edit]

Self-reference[edit]

How about the Last article of Wikipedia ON WHEELS BJAODN Silly Things? — Rickyrab | Talk 22:37, 12 September 2007 (UTC)
This gets my vote. -Sarregouset (Talk) 15:30, 6 March 2007 (UTC)
Army1987 wins! Mathmo 18:57, 18 November 2006 (UTC)

Philosophy[edit]

  • The Vidication of Nihilism Sovereignlance (talk) 06:13, 29 December 2012 (UTC)
  • The Ultimate Question of Life, The Universe, and Everything. Because once we know that, the universe ends due to the fact that the answer to said question is already known. --Thephotoman 22:24, 28 February 2006 (UTC)
    • duh, it's 42 gypsie 22:50, 4 May 2006 (UTC)
      • That's not the question, though. That's the answer. If you must know, the question is "What is 6x9?". ~ Ghelæ talkcontribs 07:19, 31 May 2006 (UTC)
        • Of course, this works if you do the calculation in base 13, not decimal. There are several possible causes of this: the scrabble bag did not have enough letters to complete the question; the mice normally used base 13, so the Earth did not see any need to specify this; the arrival of the B Ark upset the calculation, and the program is coorupted; or, as the play itself said "I always knew there was something funadmentally wrong with the universe" (I will correc this when I can be bothered)Phil alias Harry 03:25, 5 June 2006 (UTC)
          The base 13 thing is a coincidence, I'm pretty sure DNA said he didn't do it intentionally. It's meant to just be the wrong question, because the B Ark messed it all up. --Tango 00:16, 23 June 2006 (UTC)
          YES! TANGO! You got it right. "What is 6x9?" is NOT the question; as the program calculating the Ultimate Question (i e, Earth) was corrupted by unexpected user input (i e the residents of the B ark, who would spawn the human race). Jobjörn (Talk ° contribs) 20:36, 29 July 2006 (UTC)
          I've heard it said that the question is "Pick a number, any number."Tuesday42 23:43, 19 November 2006 (UTC)
          That's my guess too. Marvin supposedly knows the answer, and he's uttered that phrase several times. It can't be 6x9. As was already mentioned, there was outside interference to the Earth's program. Plus, Earth blew up before it was done calculating. --Nintendorulez talk 19:47, 22 January 2007 (UTC)
          Since it was only one space ship and one species I doubt that mcuh will have gone wrens, perhaps just one of the numbers so I'm betting on it being 6*7 213.107.86.173 17:18, 10 September 2007 (UTC)
          • Y'know, if the questions here cannot possibly be correct. Why? Because if they were, all life would cease to ex-THIS USER HAS BEEN TERMINATED.--Editor510 (talk) 14:28, 13 April 2008 (UTC)
        • But in base 7, 42 equals 6x5. So if some person decides that this is the correct question and then terminates Wikipedia... 24.14.73.183 (talk) 23:04, 18 November 2011 (UTC)
  • I think therefore I am. Someone argues the point that that phrase is all a person could truly know so well that everyone uniamously removes every other part of Wikipedia excluding this phrase, making it the last wikipedia article in existence. It is shortly deleeted when it is realised that it only applies to whoever is real, which, in a group consensus, cannot be determined.Tuesday42 21:47, 22 September 2006 (UTC)
Also thus proving that unless Wikipedia starts thinking it is unable to exist. —Keakealani 22:50, 24 November 2006 (UTC)
  • Wait a second... Wikipedia is not a linear arrangement of articles, so technichally, the first page created...is also the last page!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! --Gp75motorsports (talk) 00:47, 13 December 2007 (UTC)

LOL! Dragon798 (talk) 16:54, 9 July 2009 (UTC)

Geography[edit]

People[edit]

  • The two guys who are left - Only one of them likes to edit Wikipedia and clearly isn't very good at it, as is evidenced by his poorly titled articles.

Food[edit]

Unknown[edit]

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The last topic obviously got corrupted due to technical difficulties experinced during the demise of Wikipedia. Smartech 05:20, 19 February 2006 (UTC)
  • Hey Guys, Check This Out - I Think I've Got It!! - a rather exciting article where a young theology student discovers the answer. Consequently all knowledge, thought and physical action suddenly become obsolete and meaningless. The End. Deiz 22:24, 21 February 2006 (UTC)
Silly, we already have the answer ('42'). Now we just need the question. --Spook (my talk | my contribs) 07:13, 25 February 2006 (UTC)
No, the question is either "What is 6 times 9?" or the question and answer cannot be known simultaneously in the same universe, depending on which book in the series is considered to trump the others... -Preposterous 03:19, 18 July 2006 (UTC)
NO, the Question is not "What is 6 times 9?". Please see above. Jobjörn (Talk ° contribs) 20:39, 29 July 2006 (UTC)
No,the question is 'what is 40+2' or 'what is 2+40'
I think someone here doesn't get it. Blue Mirage 12:13, 7 October 2007 (UTC)
Uh-oh, it seems that I've created it...--Gp75motorsports (talk) 17:18, 26 November 2007 (UTC)
More literary, how to use the Deplorable Word. JoshuaZ 05:02, 9 March 2006 (UTC)
Hey, that's my birthday.

Failure of Wikipedia to pay electric bill Ace-o-aces 19:26, 7 August 2006 (UTC)

Wouldn't this just make WP:WEB a lot more difficult to succeed?
  • Discoverance that Willy on Wheels has possessed a germ, followed by a superplague destroying everyone in humanity who has heard of Wikipedia.
  • List of phrases that will automatically delete their own file within 30 years. (One of which is the letter e.
  • Jimbo Wales dies...taking Wikipedia's servers with him. That would be weird. Jedi_feline | Talk 08:52, 7 June 2007 (UTC)
  • Whoops -Interested2 15:19, 2 September 2007 (UTC)
  • ALIENS EXIST!!! Shortly after this article is created, the aliens find it and wipe out the entire internet, then they ask everybody if they have heard of Wikipeadia, if they have, they die...-Kerrigal 13:06, 17 January 2009.
  • Wikipedia declining. Kayau David Copperfield MOBY DICK the great gatsby 14:46, 1 August 2009 (UTC)
  • Nothing. Eventually, due to the sheer amount of knowledge pumped into it, Wikipedia becomes a sentient being. However, due to an act of vandalism, it decides to commit suicide. The resulting server crash causes every single page to be deleted. --Divebomb (talk) 17:48, 30 September 2010 (UTC)
  • List Of All Wikia Wikis The page would over load the servers, and Wikipedia would crash.Daemon64 (talk) 19:44, 19 October 2014 (UTC)

Business[edit]

  • Microsoft Corporation-Wikimedia Foundation Merger. Following the completion of the article, which is, as you can imagine, written with a strong anti-MS POV, we all jump ship. Picaroon9288talk 05:16, 1 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Google Deindexes Wikipedia due to increasing content corruption and lower numbers of editors, Google decides to stop placing Wikipedia articles near the top of all searches. Remaining editors immediately lose interest and the servers are shut down to save money. WMF board members retire to Belize on the proceeds. StaniStani  18:35, 12 January 2011 (UTC)
  • buy buy buy buy our cheap viagra Bulwersator (talk) 14:17, 8 July 2011 (UTC)
  • The lawsuit that killed Wikipedia. Someone in California sues the foundation over a BLP violation, wins, and bankrupts the organization. Bankruptcy court sells assets to a business consortium that immediately renames it and offers subscriptions for US$34.99 per month. Etamni | ✉   22:57, 5 November 2015 (UTC)

Never[edit]

A bot writes a article on every particle in the universe, resulting in Wikipedia being the universe. The user who made the bot makes a physical law stating Wikipedia to be indestructible completely.

Wikipedia is infinitly expanding, And nobody will stop it from expanding, Somebody will rule Wikipedia someday, but Jimbo Wales proves that Wikipedia is completely indestructable. Downgrader (talk) 17:26, 6 January 2008 (UTC)

I agree per Downgrader. Wikipedia is kinda like the universe in the sense that it keeps expanding. Resetti 4 Prez (talk) 00:17, 23 January 2009 (UTC)

Never. How do you calculate which is the ten-thousandth-to-last article? 2679D (talk) 03:55, 20 January 2016 (UTC)

Never say never. Jakub Skrzypczak 16:55 24.05.2016 Poland.

Category-less[edit]

  • The article stating who won the pool of what the last article was going to be, obviously. The only problem is that we won't know who won till somebody wins. Alternitavely, a page which is deleted and then recreated each time somebody edits Wikipedia. Thus, it shall always be the last article created! Xiagu 22:45, 1 June 2007 (UTC)
  • I don't know what the last creation will be, but the last edit will be adding the currentevent info box to end of planet Earth. Smartyshoe 20:52, 15 September 2007 (UTC)
  • There can be no last topic, for then they would post the winner in Winner of Last Topic Poll there fore making that the last topic, but then they would have to remove it due to the "winner" being wrong, then they would be right, and so on, and the resulting overflow of deleting, adding, deleting, adding, would cause the wikipedia servers to spontaneousl combust. Smartyllama 22:20, 29 October 2007 (UTC)
  • None. After the 200,000,000th article is created, the Wikipedia servers will forget what they were programmed to do, and instead mark themselves as a rival website, deleting all articles on Wikipedia and overloading, causing an explosion. By now, Wiki's servers will be fundamentally linked to all of the planet's electrical sources, fueling the explosion and causing the world to end. So sad. --Gp75motorsports (talk) 20:48, 24 November 2007 (UTC)
  • The day Wikipedia changed it's name.
    it would be the last Wikipedia article because wikipedia would be called... uh... (something else)
  • A variant on '(You have reached) The last page of the internet': of which many examples are available and which tell you to now switch off your computer and go outside/do something real and suchlike. Jackiespeel (talk) 08:42, 10 July 2009 (UTC)

Wiki News[edit]


[18:27, 21 December 2016 (UTC)] 2605:6000:8D47:5800:9C23:1FDE:8524:AE4A (talk): The 1381329385th page is the last. Click here!

Species[edit]