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Wikipedia:List of really, really, really stupid article ideas that you really, really, really should not create

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Smile icon.svg This page is intended as humour. If you have been sent here by another user after creating an article that might qualify on the following list, you may safely tell them that they sent you to the wrong place. The place they probably wanted to send you was to Wikipedia:List of bad article ideas. Now please, bug off, we've got more important things to be on about.

An article about or described by any of the following can be safely assumed to fit into the set of unnecessary articles:

Creating or editing an article just to show off a picture of a cute cat or dog is always a terrible idea. Besides, there's always someone somewhere who thinks their cat is cuter.
  1. You, your family, or the organization you work for
  2. Your band, which has only sold 47 copies of its one album. Even if you think it will sell 48. Or maybe 49! Or, if you get really lucky, you can pay off the record store owner so that he may buy one and your sales will have gone up to fifty!!! Keep dreamin', brotha.
  3. Your imaginary friend or your imaginary friends that don't even exist
  4. The religion, language, or even country that you made up with your friends in school one day
  5. The street you live on, unless it is on a Monopoly board. But since it is highly unlikely that you live on a Monopoly game board, we suggest that you not even try.
  6. Any one of the 8 distinct regions in the Pokémon video game series or lieking mudkipz, or hering dat someon lieks mudkipz. Or a random ship that includes Ash Ketchum and (insert random girl here). Remember, not everyone is a Pokémon fanatic.
  7. A stunt or trick only you have ever attempted, probably unsuccessfully
  8. Any movie you made yourself which has never been seen by more people at one time than can fit in your basement. Even if you have a really big basement
  9. Individual songs that have never been released as a single nor seen radio play, unless they're twenty minutes long or have led to a phone number becoming unusable or even have questioned the essence of music itself
  10. "(Anything) in popular culture." Anything at all
  11. Likewise "Hysterical Realism in the Works of (insert neither hysterical nor realistic author here)"
  12. Your dormitory, university residence, or any suite therein
  13. Stuff nobody but that guy who changes his Spock ears more often than his underpants cares about, or the equivalent thereto. For example, a song about a custom map of a video game, unless you are famous and the song managed to release as a single
  14. Anything about which you cannot be buggered to write one complete sent
  15. Subjects that cannot be studied, or the knowledge of which amounts only to the fact that it pertains to another topic. A favourite line from a movie or catchy lyric, a potent phrase used in argument, juicy facts of interest to fans, a punch-line or zinger; these are all very interesting, but usually all that can be informatively written about topic "X" is: "X is a _______ found in _______."
  16. Just about everything listed on Wikipedia:Millionth topic pool
  17. For that matter, Wikipedia:Millionth topic pool
  18. Anything about your cat or dog and how cute it is (or your hamster, degu, or chinchilla).
    For instance, these are far cuter.[citation needed]
  19. Exploding Whales, or indeed Exploding Wales, or even Exploding Wales. Or blowing up any other animals, for example, exploding mice, or even exploding Velociraptor, for that matter. Most things that implode are pretty much off the list too, with a few exceptions
  20. Anything written under the influence of recreational substances or while tired and emotional
  21. An article about another article, written after the use of aforementioned substances
  22. A fork of an existing article for the sole purpose of adding some humor
  23. The weather in London. Not even a redirect. (Wowee).
    No matter how cute you are, expect no quarter in the cruel world of Wikipedia.
  24. Your guild in World of Warcraft or similar time wasters. Just because you have no life a personally fascinating hobby doesn't mean you get to tell the world about it. And don't write about this guy in your guild who wiped your raid, either.
  25. Something you just saw on YouTube and, possibly, laughed at
  26. Something you just put on YouTube.
  27. An article tdat haz badly grammer and?or speelling. Insulting, bad puucnktation!!
  28. Any meme, no matter how popular or important. We're not saying don't use your Imagination
  29. Anything you don't know the title of.
  30. Your wiki or blog. It's probably not internationally famous. If it is, well go ahead, but let's face it; your blog of cute cats is not internationally famous (three readers is not fame).[1]
  31. Your new invention or research paper that will change the world. It will undoubtedly fail.
  32. Anything about your cat named Bubba or your dog named Max. No one cares. Trust us.
  33. Your nomination for the Noble (or even Nobel) Peace Prize.
  34. Anything about how you were abducted by aliens.
  35. An article on the dream you had last night. No matter how long you describe it, it will never be interesting: Even if dreaming that you were the inventor of the chalk board who had to overcome obstacles from the evil book binding lobbyists deeply moved you to tears upon waking up.
  36. An article on the person that knocked on your door while you were writing the article about your dream last night, causing you to forget about the dream (but I'll be honest, I feel for you).
  37. An article about Wikpiedia, Wikipaedia, Wiokipedia, Wikipeedia, Wikipeadia, or any other Wikis that appear to be Wikipedia but aren't
  38. An article about the media response to the Wikipedia article about the barely notable thing that shouldn't even have an article (recursivity has its limits, even here).
  39. The difference between Hoagy Carmichael and Stokely Carmichael.
    Even an article on a subject that is four times cute will not survive if it is not notable.
  40. An entry promoting your hilarious web series about Wikipedia
  41. Recreating this dumb list
  42. Anything about hashtags. #IHateHashtags
  43. Anything about how fat you are or how much weight you're losing (trust us; no one cares).
  44. Headlight flashing – I know, it's preposterous, even for Wikipedia. But when you're done laughing and/or crying, follow the link. It really exists.
  45. Assumptions about the conclusions of scientific publications that you have seen the titles of, but not read
  46. Your self-published book
  47. McGannahan Skjellyfetti
  48. An article about your friend's latest selfie. Or, for that matter, selfie stick. They are banned in most places anyway.
  49. Lists of times at which commercial breaks occurred during a sporting event
  50. Your personal opinions about your boyfriend or girlfriend
  51. An article on discussing the differences between you and your close friends. It does not matter to most people in the world
  52. An article about how Tyson Foods is run by a bunch of chicken fuckers because the main article is protected from vandalism by the legions of Internet trolls.
  53. Yet another list of Google doodles.
    If you can't tell from the endless list of cat pictures in this article, individual cats are usually not notable enough for a Wikipedia article.
  54. A new sex position that you and your boys theory-crafted one night. Including whatever 54 would mean
  55. Times Scooby-Doo has defied the laws of reality
  56. A list of celebrity couples names for couples that you wish would get together but as of now haven't
  57. Your stupid esoteric programming language you made up to 'test the boundaries of computer programming language design'
  58. Any article related to odorous gas clouds, but particularly smelly farts
  59. Your YouTube channel, unless you have millions of fangirls
  60. Your opinion and/or fascination about outer space, even if there are lots of unusual exoplanets out there. Yes, we know. They're weird. No need to tell us that.
  61. Your opinion on time traveling to have dinner with the members of Bone Symphony, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Boney M., or The Right Honourable Bonar Law
  62. The time you laughed about someone eating a red 5-pound (2.3 kg) gummy skull while wearing a jetpack while driving a limousine at 5 a.m. on a Tuesday in August 2018
  63. An article that uses templates to perform math for no apparent reason besides your entertainment
  64. Your anus and how it had very good funny time with girl
  65. The time you laughed at someone living in Fortnite (Chapter 1), even though I get that they were eaten by a black hole. Oh well, they came back!
  66. Posting a video of yourself saying the n-word (especially if you are white)
  67. Posting an image of yourself falling off the Burj Khalifa
  68. Singing any Cardi B song
  69. (nice)
  70. About the food that you find (or don't) tasty
  71. List of promises by politicians
  72. Posting any number of useless messages made by bored editors of Wikipedia.
    Here's a cat you can really sink your teeth into (or visa versa)
  73. Your low-effort school play of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!"
  74. Your high-effort Broadway play of "Cats"
  75. A list of times you pinged @everyone on your Discord server
  76. Your Sonic the Hedgehog fanart (unless you are Tyson Hesse)
  77. Your romantic relationship with sentient AI
  78. The number of people who read this list all the way through
  79. List of lists of lists of lists. The only entry there would be List of lists of lists.
  80. Your sexual relationship with the cover art of Press
  81. Times that sexual positions have saved the world from further harm
  82. The bike horn cover of the Evangelion theme
  83. The reason why Judy Garland was divorced by so many people
  84. A catchphrase, like "Eat my shorts!" or "Bite my shiny metal ass!"
  85. Your collection of sticks that you pretended were guns or swords
  86. Your fanon ideas. What the hell is a "Sticky: His Fun GoAnimate! Adventures" (1998) VHS tape?
  87. Your conspiracy theory that emus and squids will take over the world. Worship your new squimu overlords.
  88. That your grandma briefly dated a famous person, we do NOT care.
  89. Your high school sports teacher that played sport in a local sport club
  90. A 6,000-page article on why Milk Duds are the work of the devil
  91. Your random self-made car that you somehow built in a shed. It's probably worse than the original version, anyways.
  92. A local dirt track race that let's face it, almost no cares about. Even if it had over 100 cars in the race. No.
  93. A list of unofficial Kirby media. Or a list of any unofficial media of any intellectual property, actually.
  94. The debate on whether Tracker is a Chihuahua or a potcake dog. (Note: it would generally make more sense for him to be a potcake)
  95. A list of reasons why you think Stacy's mom has got it going on unless you are Fountains of Wayne.


  1. ^ Nor is four. Five is right out.

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