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If you have a coffee-stained mug with a Wikipedia logo on it, you may be spending too much time on Wikipedia. Why not spend some more and take this test?
If you're not sure whether you are a Wikipediholic or are unsure about the amount of Wikipedihol you took, then you should take this test. Give yourself at least 15 minutes because there are around 150 questions. The point value of answering 'yes' to each question is listed in parentheses ( ) at the end of the question. The higher the result, the more Wikipedihol you had! New questions and modifications are of course welcome—good questions are those that measure current addiction (e.g., "have you edited a page in the last week?", not "have you ever edited a page?"), on the hypothesis that Wikipediholicism can be cured, or at least controlled to some degree. Formats should be added as #ENTRY (point value, additional notes) in order to be compatible with the automated version. The automated version can be found here. and a legacy version here.
Did you immediately try to create the above nonexistent article? (10)
From how many locations or devices did you visit wikipedia the past 30 days? (1 per machine)
Have you Wikified the Wikipediholic test? (20 points)
Have you made "Wikipedia" the name of a MUD character? (5)
When people ask you questions, is your answer invariably a wiki link? (3)
Do you use terms like "dab", "lk", "sp", "revert", "blanking", "content", "NPOV", or other terms in their Wikipedia sense in unrelated contexts? (2)
ALL those terms? (200)
Have you ever wanted to edit someone else's Summary notes? (1)
Have you ever thought about the social impact of Wikipedia? (15)
Have you ever browsed Wikipedia while communicating with your significant other? (5)
Have you told your significant other something on Wikipedia while communicating with them? (10)
Was he or she impressed? (5)
...Or bored? (-5)
Do you have NPOV issues with the negative score attributed to the previous question? (5)
Are you surprised when you click on a normal link and it doesn't take you to a Wikipedia article? (1)
Have you ever gone and done something new on this list, deliberately to raise your score? (1)
Have you ever added yet another "Have you ever edited this list" question so you could raise your score? (1)
Consequently, have you ever edited this list so that you could state how many "Have you ever edited this list" questions there are? (2)
Have you ever clicked back in order to score a question because you forgot it? (1)
Have you broken some sort of rule just to visit Wikipedia? (6)
Have you spotted a typo above and now have a crushing urge to edit that typo but dare not edit it for you won't remember where you read up to? (3)
…Are your hands shaking from not editing it? (4)
...Have you edited it? (5)
Do you use the shortcut keys when using Wikipedia? (2)
Do you hit alt-x (or its equivalent on your keyboard) more than any other shortcut key? (3)
Is that the ONLY shortcut you use? (300)
When you wake up in the night and can't get back to sleep due to some nagging worry do you get up and start working on Wikipedia so that you will get tired and have something relaxing to fill your mind when you go back to bed? (2)
...Did it work? (40)
Have you in your impatience for others to edit an article, brought an article all the way from a stub to featured article status? (10)
Have you ever signed a real email with ~~~~? (1)
Two emails with ~~~~? (2)
100 emails with ~~~~? (50)
Did you create an automated version of this test so you wouldn't have to add up your score? (100)
Were you annoyed to find out you didn't have to be adding up your score manually? (2)
Do you ignore the fact that the open nature of this quiz prevents your score from ever being objective? (2)
Have you ever taken this quiz more than once simply to correspond with the most recent version? (122)
Have you ever bought a CD, movie, video game, book or other media product so you can write the article, scan the cover and upload it to Wikipedia? (5)
... and have you paid full price or even bought it costlier from a second-hand retailer for it? (5 for full price, 10 for more expensive)
Have you joined a wikipedia(ns) community on a non-Wikipedia website? (30)
Have you ever argued with anyone over Wikipedia's accuracy? (5)
...Did you win? (10)
Do you find yourself caught up in Wikipedia discussions a lot? (14)
Do you use your own name or some obscure nick (ScrofulousToad, Airigance 99, etc.)?
Have you edited/created pages in three or more different language wikipedias?
Have you edited/created pages in FIVE or more different language wikipedias?
Have you ever removed outdated questions from this test?
Have you ever neglected to maintain personal hygiene in favor of Wikipedia?
Have you ever broken up with a significant other, because they didn't think the Wiki was "all that"?
Have you ever had an edit conflict -- with yourself?
Do you read non-Wikipedia webpages using red hyperlinks by default and click on them, thinking "I could write an article on that!"?
Do you create your own Wikipedia words? (like "Wikidicted?")
Are you upset that
... you wrote an article on wikipediaddiction and someone said it sounded "like the grammar and speech patterns of a wikipedian"?
... it got deleted by AfD?
Have you created a page full of red links, and then made a decision to put everything else on hold until you could (a) either fill in all the (red) blanks or (b) until your body could take it no further or (c) your computer couldn't?
Do you have other pages open right now editing them?
Do you use tabbed browsing to open multiple wiki pages at the same time?
More than 3?
Seven or more?
are those other tabs saving edits and/or loading pages, right now?
all of them are either loading or saving a page?
Have you edited wikipedia pages during intermittent power outages?
Are you considering the purchase of an uninterruptible power supply solely because you 'lost a good edit' while doing so? Did you actually buy it? The best one you could afford?
Are you eager to add questions to this list?
Are you proud to be a Wikipediholic?
Have you lost all traces of sanity due to overexposure to Wikipedia?
...or did you discover that Wikiholism is the only way to truth and beauty, and others are the insane ones?