Wikipedia:Department of Fun

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, 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! No whats or buts.

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By the way, we'd like to take this moment to remind you, please don't run with scissors unless you or someone close to you is having a medical emergency, in which case scissors are not usually needed.


Project TemplateEdit

WikiProject Department of Fun (Rated Project-class, Bottom-importance)
This page is supported by the Department of Fun, 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.
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Advertisements for talk pagesEdit

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Add a Smile to your posts on talk pages. – click "show" to see Smiles
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  • {{subst:Smile|[[User:Example User]]}}

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Navigation BoxesEdit


{{Wikipedia fauna}}

{{WikiLove templates}}

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Article or Policy Guideline templatesEdit



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Member userbox templatesEdit

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 This user is a member of the Wikipedia Department of Fun.
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 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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 This user will nuke you if you try to delete their pages.
Wikipedia Department of Fun
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See Template:Userboxtop for grouping multiple userboxes.Edit

Templates for user pagesEdit

You can use the following humorous templates on your user page – click "show" to view

{{User:Pier Snake/Fun}}

{{User:Listroiderbob/Snazz line}}

This user has a snazzy line at the top of their userpage ↗

{{User:Pier Snake/Evil Bananas}}

{{User:Pier Snake/Aliens}}



{{User:Kayau/Confirmed insane}}




Hello Department of Fun! Your smile has livened my day so much I have smiled back at you!
You can share the wikilove at any time by adding {{Smile}} or {{User:WVRMad/Smileback}} on someone's talk page.


Pun Generator

I used to go fishing with Skrillex, but he kept dropping the bass.





You can also use some of the userboxes at the humour userboxes, as long as the userbox you choose does not contain any oaths. We do not encourage anyone to swear.



A DoF icon has been created. Use {{User:Hi878/DoF Icon}} to put it on your 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 15, 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 GamesEdit


The WikiGame GraveyardEdit

May these games rest in peace.

Wikipedia MoviesEdit

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

Wikipedia MusicalsEdit


"Pulleth my holy finger," sayeth the Lord.

Funny (haha)Edit

Funny (weird)Edit

Songs, poems and other literary funEdit

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.




Extensive, all inclusive, and extremely long, List of Members. – click "show" to view.
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.
*EarthShift 31 AUGUST 2007 [2]


  19:36, 7 July 2009 (UTC)

Other fun Wikipedian associationsEdit

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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