Wikipedia:Confessed wikipediholics

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Please note: This page is intended as a bit of light relief for devotees of Wikipedia. It is in no way intended to show disrespect for 12-step programs or to those people genuinely suffering from addictions who have found solace and recovery in such programmes.


Confirmed Wikipediholics

Hey Wikiholics try something new Wikifun.

Wikipediholics Anonymous (WA) is a program created to help Wikipediholics to come to terms with who they truly are, for recognition of Wikipediholism in oneself can be quite healthy.

Those who have confessed publicly to WA are:

  • I just took the test, taking an hour and a half of time when I was supposed to be doing homework. I scored 8719, which means that I have begun to incorporate Wikipedia religiously, and am going to make a user subpage with my results. I am a Wikipediaholic. -- Imadeausername! (talk

Suspected wikipediholics

Sadly, the WA programme has yet not managed to help a number of victims.

Suspected, but not admitted, Wikipediholics include:

  • Tim -- I merely have a higher tolerance for editing than most people. (But thanks for your concern. :-)
  • Pinkunicorn (I can quit anytime I like)
  • Stephen Gilbert - "I don't have a problem, and there's nothing you sick rat bastards can say to change that!"
  • GWO - I took a break recently due to work commitments, but I appear to have relapsed...
  • AxelBoldt - People keep telling me about these self help groups, but I don't have time for stuff like that.
  • Koyaanis Qatsi - "My Wikipediaholism was at its worse in June and July, but lately--with grad school and two jobs--I just haven't had the time...." (various murmurs) "....Still, I think about steering my work towards subjects that can make wikipedia entries." (gasps, "oh no"s, "be strong")
  • sjc - "It's just that I prefer it to drink, drugs, vice and gambling. I just don't have time for any of those anymore."
  • mike dill - "I actually stayed away from the changes page for a day this week, I'm probably not a Wikipediholic."
  • --Kpjas here 'holic of Wikipedia kind.
  • Malcolm Farmer - "I just do a few pages now and then, just to relax"
  • Karen Johnson - I'm not addicted! I can give it up any time I like... honest I can... after I finish the complete listing of cat pages AND the complete catalogue of South American bumblebees AND crosslink every reference to 'recipe' in the entire wikipedia and... oh no! My ISP says I've been online for the last 48 hours straight and connected to the 'pedia for the whole time... they're threatening to cut off my access if I don't give them a special credit on my userpage :)
  • Daniel MacKay writes: what Karen said.
  • I...I...>sobs<
  • Jim Regan I'd say I'm a functional Wikipediholic.
  • My name is Stevertigo and I'm *not an alcoholic. I may have an occasional martini for breakfast, but...
  • Hi, I'm Noel and if I keep going at my current rate I'll have to switch sections. Also, I'm wondering - do we have any verified cases yet of divorces caused by Wikipedia ... and how many points will that be worth on the Are You a Wikipediholic Test?
  • KirbyMeister Um... is this the lucid dreaming page? Wait.. I AM NOT A WIKIPEDIHOLIC! DONT TAKE ME AWAY! I DIDNT MEAN TO PUT DOUBLEBRACKETS AROUND lucid dreaming!!! I only submitted a couple changes and images!
  • Rafał Pocztarski – Wikipediholic? What a nonsense! I just happen to— Will you excuse me, I have something important to do...
  • Nuno Tavares 01:37, 28 Apr 2005 (UTC) (I'm not sure if you are making fun of all this. This got serious.)
  • My name is Anna Burke, and I simply use this for school. School only. That's it. The fact that I'm at home and could be watching the Simpsons is completely besides the point. Im doing . . . um . . . homwork . . . yeah . . . that'll do <looks around shiftily and sits down>
  • My Name is Fahiym Richards, and well what else can I say . . . I'm too damned addicted!!! Every knight it comes down to two things: a cup of coffee and my Firefox pointed at My guess as to why I'm so addicted is the easy access to knowledge which is otherwise more difficult to find considering the expansiveness of the internet as a whole. Anyway, blessings Wikipedia. Keep strong!!!
  • Hi, people I'm User:Neranei and I'm completely and utterly addicted to Wikipedia, I neglect work that I have to do to edit, and once had 50+browsers open. Oh yeah and I edit at school when no one's looking. MUST...EDIT...
  • 7+1 is my name, I'm becoming more and more addicted to Wikipedia! Help! Please? It's 4:42 a.m. while I'm writing this! .......(cough)
  • H2HI suffer a very fatal strain of wikipediholics. I'm infected with editcountitis!! HELP!!!!
  • Even now, I feel the urge to split this 40kb page into 3 different sub-pages, but I just can't! Help me SuperWikiMan! Cflm001 (Talk) 06:23, 1 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Hi, I'm RoryReloaded. I have 1151 edits over 1 year and do not think I am -holicified yet. So vamoose! Rory the Slitheen (talk) 20:23, 24 November 2008 (UTC)
  • I might be addicted to Wikipedia, but I'm not sure... I'm spending more time on it every week, mainly just my userpage... I don't know if it's good or bad, even. I kinda like it, ya know? Makes me feel like I'm being a part of something. *sigh* I have no social life... Resetti 4 Prez (talk) 02:21, 23 January 2009 (UTC)4
  • My name is josh, and i might have a slight addiction to wikipedia..
  • Hi, my name is Yupei, and I'm a Wikipediholic! Whenever I have arguments with others I go on my watchlist and check for any vandalism and everytime we have an ICT lesson (I'm in secondary school) I try to sneak onto Wikipedia...oh no I'm here again!
  • Hey, I'm nicole and i am NOT addicted to this website. I just like looking at it 1 million times a day.
  • I can quit anytime I want to. And denial is just a river in Egypt. -- œ 06:33, 17 November 2009 (UTC)
  • ILY wikipedia!!!!!!!! lol, lexi

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