Wikipedia:Please bite the newbies

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WikiVampires love to feast on the newbies.

Wikipedia always has lots of newcomers that drive you up the wall. We must be extremely hostile to them and always assume that they want to destroy our precious wiki in order to have them understand the true meaning of Wikipedia.

New members often seem all sweetness and light at first, but most turn out to be vandals and bad-faith editors at the end. Therefore, it is very important to assume bad faith and bite them. Hard. So if you see a newcomer do ANYTHING remotely wrong, go ahead and bite their damn ass. Newbies are often delicious if you bite them right, and you will achieve great satisfaction by doing so

Definition of a 'newbie'[edit]

In general, a newbie is an editor who joined Wikipedia this very moment. However, some say that any Wikipedia member that joined after 2001 is a newbie. Therefore, we must learn to bite each other and even ourselves – even if you have been editing Wikipedia since Jimbo Wales.

How to bite a newbie[edit]

Please bite
the newbies


If you have succeeded in biting newbies, be sure to add the following userboxes to your userpage:

Code Result
This user enjoys biting newbies and vandals.
{{User:Kayau/Bite you}}
This user enjoys biting newbies and vandals, and you are the next.

See also[edit]


...what the hell is this?


  1. ^ Dragon (mp4) (streaming video). Homestarrunnerdotcom. 31 Mar 2009. Event occurs at 2m15s minutes in. Retrieved 27 March 2015. Comedic illustration of abusive article deletion.