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By Bucketsofg

Back by popular demand: this little ditty, taken from Wikipedia:Songs about Wikipedia/The RfA Candidate's Song, was recorded with considerable panache and musicianship back in 2006 – which means there's probably a whole new generation of editors who've never heard it. Enjoy! Lyrics below.


RfA: A self-nomination (parody) (sung to the tune of the Major-General's Song)


I am the very model of a modern Wikipedian:
I've knowledge of Greek drama, both comedic and tragedian;
I know historic battlefields from Ancient Rome to World War Two,
and neutral is the mode in which I always keep my point of view!
I'm very well acquainted, too, with Polynese ethnology.
I understand Samoan lore and Mā-ori mythology.
From mountain peaks of Suriname to passes of the Great Divide,
I see to it that everything is quite correctly wikified!
He sees to it that everything is quite correctly wikified!
He sees to it that everything is quite correctly wikified!
He sees to it that everything is quite correctly wiki-wikified!
Some people think my entries are little more than trivia —
that episode of Barney or that woodwind of Bolivia
and yet, in matters great and small, high and low and median,
I am the very model of a modern Wikipedian.
In short, in matters great and small, high and low and median,
He is the very model of a modern Wikipedian!
Black and white picture of a general with a mop
I must become a wiki admin-candidate
I SIGN all of my comments; and give summaries for each edit;
I never BITE; I never POINT; I follow wiki etiquette;
I assume good faith when wiki-flamed, and wear a thickened wiki-skin.
For I am the very model of a proper wiki-citizen:
I'm often found at village pumps discussing rules and policy,
and judging notability while over at the AfD,
In matters wiki-sophic, I'm no exopede inclusionist,
but an incremento-eventuo-darwikian-delusionist!
an incremento-eventuo-darwikian-delusionist!
an incremento-eventuo-darwikian-delusionist!
an incremento-eventuo-darwikian-delusion-usionist!
I am the very model of a modern Wikipedian.
I wrote this wiki-parody to ease some wiki-tedium.
When dealing with my colleagues I'm a friendly wiki-editor,
but the sight of trollishness makes me a vandal-stalking predator;
When dealing with his colleagues he's a friendly wiki-editor,
but when provoked he can become a vandal-stalking predator!
Reverts and warnings I have made while on the recent change patrol,
I play some cat-and-mouse with them, but now I want to block-a-mole,
and so at last I must become a wiki admin-candidate:
since I'm my only fan, I have no choice but to self-nominate.
As prep for this I've learned about all bans and blocks and redirects,
now I can tell you anything on SEMIs and full page protects,
and when you hear all that I know of Wikipede sysop-ery,
you’ll say no better candidate has ever sought the moppery
you’ll say no better candidate has ever sought the moppery.
you’ll say no better candidate has ever sought the moppery.
you’ll say no better candidate has ever sought the moppa-moppery.
Now the adminship, as Jimbo says, is really no big deal at all:
many fail and so might I (my role in portal talk's been small).
But still in matters great and small, high and low and median
I am the very model of a modern Wikipedian.
In fact, in matters great and small, high and low and median,
He is the very model of a modern Wikipedian!
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  • @CharredShorthand: There was a period where checking what namespaces you participated in was a huge part of Adminship. Something something well-rounded something something understands all aspects. So more exaggeration. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.2% of all FPs. Currently celebrating his 600th FP! 22:00, 20 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
What's a portal? (/s) Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 19:27, 20 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Like I said in January in this publication, "fun 'is no longer relevant or consensus or its purpose has become unclear'". ☆ Bri (talk) 00:53, 22 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]





       

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