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Wikipedia:Deleted articles with freaky titles

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posted by ardgedee (43 comments total) 33 users marked this as a favorite
 
AAAAAAAAA!

[deep breath]

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
posted by languagehat at 2:15 PM on May 14 [2 favorites]


Chomskybot ftw!
posted by photoslob at 2:18 PM on May 14


oh, sure, there were "AAAAAAAAAA!" pages, but nothing for "EEEEEEEEE" or "OOOOOOO" (and I'm not counting the "Noooo" Darth Vader redirects)
posted by oneswellfoop at 2:20 PM on May 14


DO NOT DELETE THIS PAGE [211]

"I have a cunning plan..."
posted by AlonzoMosleyFBI at 2:20 PM on May 14 [2 favorites]


I JUST WANTED TO MAKE A STUPID WIKIPEDIA ARTICLE WHY IS EVERYONE IGNORING ME ALL I WANTED TO DO WAS HELP WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS SITE THIS IS WHY NOBODY CITES YOU
posted by postcommunism at 2:23 PM on May 14 [4 favorites]


What's with the Noo…o's but no Khaaan!?
posted by TedW at 2:27 PM on May 14


474 things to do when you're bored [20]
Article consisted of 473 things to do when you're bored.


Wouldn't number 474 be reading the article?
posted by nubs at 2:35 PM on May 14 [4 favorites]


El Bastard Comes To Town

New band name, next sock puppet, etc.
posted by inflatablekiwi at 2:44 PM on May 14 [3 favorites]


The lists are the best part.

List of convicted drunk drivers who have become president of the United States

List of things the cat dragged in

List of people who died with tortoises on their heads

List of world leaders whose name are anagrams of their domains


No idea why that last one was deleted. I'd have it bookmarked.
posted by Aya Hirano on the Astral Plane at 3:05 PM on May 14 [12 favorites]


Related.
posted by Grumpy old geek at 3:13 PM on May 14


My favorite:

Donald Trump (planet) [210]
Apparently here is a picture of him/it

posted by Emily's Fist at 3:24 PM on May 14 [1 favorite]


I would read the Wikipedia article on Big Fucking Sandwich.
posted by yhbc at 3:25 PM on May 14 [1 favorite]


"List of world leaders whose name are anagrams of their domains"

Seriously, stupid deletionists trying to take away good content. Also, Category: Recursive categories is like a nerd tradition at this point, no sense of humor I tell you!
posted by traveler_ at 3:31 PM on May 14


Hovering umlaut theory

I saw those dudes open for Interrobang, back in '96
posted by thelonius at 3:37 PM on May 14 [9 favorites]


But isn't Wikipedia titles the source of ALL band names these days?
posted by oneswellfoop at 3:38 PM on May 14


Beefstache is your new username.

Yes, you.
posted by aramaic at 3:42 PM on May 14 [1 favorite]


List of world leaders whose name are anagrams of their domains

I've been pondering this for a while now and so far all I have is that Lon Nol spelled backwards is Lon Nol. Can I get some help on this?
posted by dannyboybell at 3:46 PM on May 14


Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Was that entry renamed 2016 or 2017?
posted by GenjiandProust at 3:48 PM on May 14 [2 favorites]


And where do the horses do their business?

I could keep asking that question over and over, couldn't I?
posted by GenjiandProust at 3:50 PM on May 14


Screaming Mechanical Brain
The "Boss Level" in Ancient Literature
Goths, the Man-Penguins


...it's a source for user names, you have to give it that.
posted by GenjiandProust at 3:56 PM on May 14 [6 favorites]


Some of the categories are super funny.
posted by brainwane at 4:09 PM on May 14


I've been pondering this for a while now and so far all I have is that Lon Nol spelled backwards is Lon Nol. Can I get some help on this?

I think that's a palindrome, an anagram being you can re-arrange the letters to spell a new word. I'm getting no hits on world leaders names as anagrams for their countries, but found a bunch of terrible anagrams from the Bush years that I'd like to forget.

Eskimos on horses

Extreme accounting - Single sentence; "In extreme accounting, competitors are required to add and divide six-digit tax figures while climbing a 60000 foot mountain."


No Fun Allowed at Wikipedia apparently.

Found black colored wood (black throughout) on a beach in all sizes and shapes. When you cut it in half, the center is very hard, rock like, almost petrified. What type of wood is this and how did it get these characteristics?

This sounds like a great Ask question.
posted by Aya Hirano on the Astral Plane at 4:40 PM on May 14 [1 favorite]


Vote For Bums [924]
As if we had a choice...
posted by Mister Moofoo at 5:03 PM on May 14


List of buildings Elvis has left
posted by Mister Moofoo at 5:03 PM on May 14 [3 favorites]


> ...it's a source for user names, you have to give it that.

See "Category: Potentially Good Names For Heavy Metal Bands"
posted by ardgedee at 5:06 PM on May 14 [1 favorite]


See also: @deletedwiki
posted by BiggerJ at 5:55 PM on May 14


00:00, 14 November 2015 RHaworth (talk | contribs) deleted page Pepe Frog (G1: Patent nonsense, meaningless, or incomprehensible)

Seems pretty comprehensible to me? Or am I misunderstanding that deletion reasoning?
posted by chainsofreedom at 6:29 PM on May 14


Bob Dole Memorial Ocean.
posted by kevinbelt at 6:39 PM on May 14


Why not "Bring your Pez dispenser to work day"?
posted by Gotanda at 7:48 PM on May 14


And where do the horses do their business?

Why a Horse, having a round Fundament, emits a square Excrement?
posted by aws17576 at 8:51 PM on May 14 [2 favorites]


"It's a Shame a Family Can Be Torn Apart by Something as Simple as a Pack of Wild Dogs"
posted by Bob Regular at 5:32 AM on May 15 [2 favorites]


Metafilter: [Any title on that list. Literally any one of them.]
posted by Naberius at 6:21 AM on May 15 [3 favorites]


Alpacas and buffalo are the same thing
posted by FirstMateKate at 7:18 AM on May 15


So can someone then please tell me the second most authoritative and complete summary page for Cow Cuddling?
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 8:34 AM on May 15 [1 favorite]


Pink carnation and a pick uptruck

What's uptruck?
posted by dephlogisticated at 9:25 AM on May 15 [2 favorites]


Adding 'Transcendental Hayride' to the great usernames reserve.
posted by a good beginning at 11:05 AM on May 15 [1 favorite]


I was surprised to see there isn't a Wiki page for "The Floor Is Lava" -- but it turns out it's folded in under this title.
posted by AzraelBrown at 11:32 AM on May 15


What's uptruck?

Not much
posted by Tomorrowful at 12:25 PM on May 15 [3 favorites]


Helllo u random people
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 1:35 PM on May 15


1000000000000000000000000000000000000000​00000000000000000000000000000000​0000000000000000000000000000 [13]
The content of this article contained some text saying that there are 100 zeroes after the one. However, there were only 99!

tee hee
posted by numaner at 3:26 PM on May 15


List of all Wikipedia lists that do not contain themselves

whoa
posted by numaner at 3:34 PM on May 15 [2 favorites]


Metafilter:Portal:Portal:Portal:Portal:Portal:Portal:Portal:Portal:Portal:Portal:Portal:Portal
posted by numaner at 3:37 PM on May 15


MetaFilter: Rectal Anarchy
posted by ostranenie at 12:04 PM on May 16 [1 favorite]


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