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There are no forbidden words or expressions on Wikipedia , but certain expressions should be used with care, because they may introduce bias. Strive to eliminate expressions that are flattering, disparaging, vague, clichéd, or endorse a particular point of view. The advice in this guideline is not limited to the examples provided and should not be applied rigidly. [ 1 ] What matters is that articles should be well-written and consistent with the core content policies— Neutral point of view , No original research , and Verifiability . The guideline does not apply to quotations, which should be faithfully reproduced from the original sources; see the section on quotations in the main Manual of Style. Words that may introduce bias Puffery
A Wikipediholic , wikiholic , Wikipediaholic , Wikipath , or wikiaddict is someone who suffers from Wikipediholism, or obsession (addiction in some cases) with Wikipedia or other wikis . It is often considered an obscure form of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) . One of the most common characteristics of the condition is the victim having a web browser window constantly open to the Recent Changes section of Wikipedia and/or other wikis (or in the condition's slightly milder form, one's Watchlist ), and pressing the "Reload" or "Refresh" button with a high frequency (sometimes leading to carpal tunnel syndrome ). Others have a bottle of Wikipedihol tablets by their desktop.
A WikiFauna (or UserFauna ) is a characterization set out in a Wikipedia essay that Wikipedian editors may use to further convey something about themselves that other editors may find helpful to understand. Akin to animism where non-human entities embody some kind of life-principle, the WikiFauna characterization usually is attached to a fictional or real animal . WikiFauna relates to the culture of Wikipedia and its users and this project WikiFauna serves as a resource to help coordinate, organize, and otherwise manage the writing and editing of WikiFauna essays. [ edit ] Inclusion criteria
"All the wiki's a stage, And all the wikipedians merely players;" — As You Like It William Shakespeare , as part of his keen observations into the nature of Wikipedianism , identified the Seven Ages of Wikipedians , a general guide to the behaviour and editing of Wikipedians at different stages during their editing careers. It is important to note that these ages refer to the length of membership , not to the Wikipedian's actual age , and should only be used as a rough guide. [ edit ] WikiInfant
WikiKomodo or WikiKomodo dragon ( Varanus wikiwiki ) is a reptilian inhabitant of Wikipedia and the only known extant anapsid reptile to display sentience . WikiKomodos are typically reclusive . Their domain is restricted to Wikipedia, but they avoid all contact with other editors. Like its distant cousin the WikiDragon , the WikiKomodo's habit is to create new articles of considerable size—enough to sustain the wiki —but the WikiKomodo differs in that it is too possessive and over-protective of the articles that it creates, so much so that other editors find contributing to said articles next to impossible. <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
A WikiMule A WikiMule [ 1 ] is a user who edits in good faith , but will never admit that they've made a mistake or that they're wrong. Many WikiMules are newcomers who don't have a full grasp on Wikipedia's policies yet. No matter how many users tell them they're wrong, and no matter how much evidence is presented, they will never admit they're wrong. WikiMules are prone to engaging in edit wars , and kicking with their hooves those who tell them they are wrong .
A WikiGremlin hard at work. This is the apostrophe demon. He lurks Wikipedia correcting misuse of apostrophes. A WikiGremlin (a portmanteau of Wikipedia and gremlin ) is a microscopic creature that runs the Wikipedia website.
The WikiKraken (or WikiCracker , in reference to black-hat hacking ) is rumored to be a dangerous species of user, who specialize in fraud and may often disguise their vandalism as correct material. The existence cannot be confirmed, because for some reason, WikiKrakens seem to be effective at avoiding being encountered by professional zoologists. [ edit ] History The WikiKraken is suspected to have descended from kraken , a large Scandinavian mollusc . However, a case of convergent evolution has brought them to highly resemble the troll .
Carving of an ancient WikiMercenary. The container on her head symbolizes the great stores of knowledge she holds A WikiMercenary is a wandering Wikipedian in search of work. Not to be confused with WikiKnights who know their purpose, WikiDragons who design their own purpose, or WikiOtters who find purpose in projects needing assistance, WikiMercenaries aimlessly roam Wikipedia, offering their assistance to anyone who needs help. [ edit ] Behavior
A WikiPrincess relaxing in her home after enjoying a discussion regarding the reform of one of Wikipedia's important policies. A WikiPrincess ( En. wiki , "A collaborative website which can be directly edited by anyone with access to it", + Fr. prince + -ess ) is a Wikipedian who enjoys the riches of Wikipedia 's knowledge without contributing to it, and uses the Wiki primarily for socializing . As royalty , a WikiPrincess does not need to contribute to Wikipedia's articles at all to maintain her respected status, especially if she helps out with important parts of the Wiki, such as reviewing project proposals , voting , or simply participating in project discussions. WikiPrincesses often have an assortment of friends at Wikipedia, and their talk pages often flood the watchlists of any WikiJaguars stalking them. In addition to the well-used talk page, their user pages are often decorated with barnstars and other awards , as well as a pretty template .
A WikiWitch preparing to open a portal A WikiWitch is a capricious creature whose devotion to arcane knowledge overshadows their every act. Every thing they do is for the growth of the arcane. [ edit ] Characteristics In their devotion to the arcane, they may seem similar to other WikiFauna. And, indeed, as a WikiWitch can spend days doing nothing more than mixing potions , organising their spell book and similar chores , they can be confused for WikiFairies .
A WikiGryphon carefully surveying the landscape for potential signs of trouble. The WikiGryphon , or WikiGriff , is a mythical WikiBeast with the head, talons, and wings of an eagle and the body of a lion. Known as the "guardian of treasures; protector from evil, witchcraft and secret slander", WikiGryphons are beasts with a dual mission: their protective instincts guide them to soar first in one direction to collect and safeguard their treasures, then in another, to take other WikiFauna under their wing. As with WikiDragons , WikiGryphons can be powerful when collecting treasures and placing them appropriately, and tenacious when annoying vermin encroach upon their aeries . In contrast to the dragon, however, WikiGryphons are very noble and courteous and are surprisingly patient with newcomers, welcoming them if they've made a good edit and chiding them gently for making bad ones.
Wolfie-cub is cute – but still a wild animal! A WikiWolfcub always acts in good-faith , but can be chatty, playful and interactive with other pack members , and can thus be mistaken for a WikiPuppy at first glance. But they are bold and determined, and once they get their teeth into something they can be reluctant to let go.
A WikiReaper (not to be confused with a WikiVampire ) is a user who is almost never supportive of others, and tries to drive other souls away from Wikipedia using its scythe , which they call opposition . [ edit ] Identifying a WikiReaper The most common place where WikiReapers are seen is WP:RFA , but can also be in other areas, such as WP:FAC .
The WikiPolice are the unofficial police force of Wikipedia . They have no official powers, nor are they above WikiLaw . The Police are often editors versed in Wikipedia's many policies and guidelines, and do their best to revert, apprehend and arrest the perpetrators.