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This page in a nutshell: Wikipedia is not pie, in any way, shape or form.
In their tenures as
Wikipedia editors, some people have likened Wikipedia to pie. This is a huge mistake, on the scale of climbing the Reichstag dressed as Spider-Man. It's actually worse than being an angry mastodon. Wikipedia is assuredly not pie.
The differences between Wikipedia and pie [ edit ]
Wikipedia is not edible, unlike pie. Pie is not editable, unlike Wikipedia.
Pie has fillings of various flavors. Wikipedia does not have flavored filling... Like cherry filling... mmm...
Pie can be made from various store-bought ingredients. Wikipedia is made by the use of free time by various computer users.
Pie is made in an oven. Go ahead,
try putting Wikipedia into an oven. You can't, can you? Pie is a physical object. Wikipedia exists in the
Internet (actually, on servers, but we won't go there). Pie has a delicious crust. Wikipedia does not.
Wikipedia has loads of useful
articles on various topics. Pie has no information at all, since it is just food. Wikipedia has generated
controversy over allegedly inaccurate content. Pie usually gets eaten before people can debate its accuracy. The
smell of pie brings back nostalgic memories of your childhood. Wikipedia does not have a scent and is therefore unlikely to bring back nostalgic memories of your childhood. You can
throw pies at people. You can't throw Wikipedia anywhere.
Handy guide [ edit ]
This is a handy guide to tell whether something is Wikipedia or pie:
Wikipedia/Pie identification guide