FakeWikiStats it a parody Twitter account that publishes fake statistics about Wikimedia sites and Wikimedians. Its goal is to balance the seriousness of encyclopedic articles and citations, and provide a collaborative means for Wikimedians to make fun of themselves. It was created by guillom in September 2016.
You're warmly encouraged to suggest tweets to be posted on the account. Just remember that the goal is to make fun of ourselves, not to mock or disparage specific groups of people. Good parody doesn't have to be offensive.
Suggested tweets about Wikimedia projects and Wikimedians:
Suggested tweets about the WMF:
- Liters of coffee consumed during monthly Metrics Meetings. Tweet this each month. (suggested by Pine)
- Number of adoptable cats that have visited WMF (suggested by Pine)
- Weekly updated count of milligrams of ibuprofen consumed during WMF strategic planning meetings (suggested by Pine)
- Mean, median, mode, and standard deviation of length of Wikimedia-l threads (suggested by Pine)
- Number of celebrities complaining about their Wikipedia photo this month. Gamaliel (talk) 01:55, 3 October 2016 (UTC)
Become a regular contributor
If you're an editor in good standing and have an interest in posting regular tweets and maintaining the account, you can request access below.