Some editors have identified themselves as Wikipedians with a sense of humor (WWASOH). This is a underused category that some of us put on our user pages to demonstrate chest-bursting pride as editors who can't suppress a smile (ETCSS). So how do you tell a WWASOH/ETCSS edit apart from than the rest? One of the best examples is the user page of Rubbish computer, a very sophisticated and experienced editor who lets Barbara vandalize his user page. The only annoying, not-funny section of this user's page is the length of the column of user boxes. Can someone PLEASE write a script for a video game in which you can blast userboxes off a user page? Even the name of this user is funny. Wikipedians may have familiarised themselves with EEng's talk page (weighing in at 951,791 bytes), the only one in the project that is so large that it can actually be seen from space, alongside his assorted museums of New-Editor Retention Tactics, Thoughts While Watching CNN and second-rate erotic fiction.
If you visit the category page you might be caught off guard. Unfortunately for WWASOHs/ETCSSs, we lost 10% of our members when a naughty editor was blocked and banished to sockpuppet hell.
A bold (brazen, really) proposal – we, the WWASOHs/ETCSSs declare, only allow other editors who participate in a screening process to use this category on their user page. The application process is pretty simple. Just go to the category talk page and leave a message that demonstrates that you have a sense of humor. For those users who have funny user names, your message will be pretty short. For those of you who wish they had a sense of humor and at least want to try to acquire one from others, you should probably list those articles and talk pages that make you smile. Here are a few suggestions:
- Snail slime – C'est délicieux à l'ail
- Calculator spelling – nostalgia for those born in the 60s, just stupid for the rest of you
- International Talk Like a Pirate Day – you WANT to do this and Wikimedia has an incubator in the works for the pirate language "Ar-wikeepeedyaaa". If an editor fails to comply, you can raise an issue at Wikipedia:Requests for Arrrrrbitration.
- "Women are wonderful" effect – 5% of editors already know this
- Feral girls – not part of the 5%
- Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells – this is what happens when you don't have a sense of humor. You don't want to end up here.
- The sound of fingernails on a chalkboard – the theory is that this sound is a reproduction of the alarm call of macaque monkeys
- The sound of fingernails on a whiteboard – has yet to be written but its sources are the same as this article and there should just be a redirect
- New car smell – the smell can make one queasy but it does have nine references
- Punched card – back up plan for Electromagnetic pulse cyberweapons, old geeks used to use these—again nostalgic for some of you and stupid for the rest
- Uncombable hair syndrome – no comb can cure
- Dr. Young's Ideal Rectal Dilators – praised by the creator as a "cure for insanity"; today we have simpler methods, such as closing the browser window
- List of animals with fraudulent diplomas – your pet is smarter than you are
- The talk page of Squirrel-sponsored cyberterrorism – for weeks, we couldn't come up with a less sensational article title.
- Chuffer Dandridge – established Shakespearian actor-manager, and buddies with such luminaries as Sir Kingston Bagpuize and Bradford Bypass, has been waiting for Dickie "Touch" Tingles to return that white fiver since 1952.
- Turtles all the way down – therefore, if you see one crossing the road then you better stop – let it cross to prevent the apocalypse
- Year 10,000 problem – this day coincides with the turtle apocalypse
- Uncontacted peoples – how would you know unless you ask? And then BINGO! you've contacted them by asking a question.[duh]
- Ketchup as a vegetable – except we all know that tomatoes are fruit
- "No one is ever present" – please don't nominate this for deletion
- Barbara's latest edit to Head transplant – also not to be confused with Brain transplant – not every head comes with a brain