From This Might Be A Wiki

Below, you can read through the various super-clever taglines I've submitted to TMBW. Some lasted a while; some were tweaked by other users; but all unquestionably brought joy and peace to their readers.

  1. "I'm not a monument to justice, plus which, I don't forget a wiki." (Sadly, it didn't last long...) --MisterMe 10:24, 14 February 2012 (EST)
  2. "It's not my edit on this wiki / It's not my edit, so why do you lunge out at me?" Let's see how long it stays up... --MisterMe 16:22, 20 February 2012 (EST)
    • Not very long...  :(
  3. "Where your edits don't go, a filthy Wiki waves its broomstick arms and writes a parody of each unconscious thing you edit." How long will it last?!?! --MisterMe 16:51, 17 April 2012 (EDT)
    • About half an hour later it was changed to "Where your eyes don't go, a filthy wiki waves its tagline arms and writes a parody of each unconscious song you write." I like my original one better, but at least the change was in the same spirit as mine, which is a sort of moral victory. :-/ --MisterMe 09:47, 18 April 2012 (EDT)
  4. "The edits that you just put in have now been written over / have now been written over / have now been written over." Inspired by "Older". --MisterMe 12:50, 2 May 2012 (EDT)
    • It didn't even last two hours. Good grief.
  5. "Mysterious wiki" - greatly indebted to "Mysterious Whisper". I'm gonna keep trying with these things... :-) --MisterMe 20:03, 6 May 2012 (EDT)
    • Almost a full day...progress...
  6. "Maine, at the top of the page, has edited my evil wiki." - seeing as how I'm leaving tomorrow for a two-week vacation to Maine and the eastern provinces of Canada, I thought this would be appropriate. --MisterMe 13:08, 25 May 2012 (EDT)
    • It's still there! Most successful one yet! Thanks y'all. --MisterMe 05:46, 29 May 2012 (EDT)
  7. "No wiki / Without a wiki inside." Thank you, Indian Ocean. --MisterMe 09:27, 25 June 2012 (EDT)
    • An unqualified success...well over a week! Huzzah!
  8. "Who'll teach me formats? / Who'll be my editor? / I love this Wiki / I'm Dr. Kildare" Hooray. Doubt this one's been used before. :-) --MisterMe 11:42, 27 July 2012 (EDT)
  9. "But precious few have logged deletion of / Mr. Wiki Polk, our eleventh President / Young Wikiry, the Editor of the Stump." --MisterMe 08:18, 10 August 2012 (EDT)
  10. "I'm sick of these edit-crazy Sleestaks breathing on my mouse / while my keyboard flubs / When I'm deep in concentration / You start gettin' all edit-hatin'" (in response to someone who just put "What's a Sleestak?"--lame.) --MisterMe 10:45, 11 October 2012 (EDT)
  11. "When tornadoes take over the world / there'll be no time for editin'..." In honor of Superfreakstorm Sandy. --MisterMe 09:16, 30 October 2012 (EDT)
  12. "O wiki page, O wiki page / How beautiful thy song themes." Getting the wiki into the holiday spirit. --MisterMe 08:09, 10 December 2012 (EST)
  13. "It's a new year / Careful what you edit / There's no reverting back" - Happy 2013, Wiki. --MisterMe 08:16, 2 January 2013 (EST)
    • Barely a day. Oh well. --MisterMe 08:07, 4 January 2013 (EST)
  14. "O, do not revert me, my indolent admins / O, do not revert me though you know I must spend / All my darkest hours changing taglines / For I've made one thousand edits." --MisterMe 11:27, 18 January 2013 (EST)
  15. "Lovely Wikis are there / But your bad edits are everywhere / Why aren't your edits sensible and good? / Your edit summaries aren't easily understood / I've got a match: you erase or I'll revert!" A "mea culpa" for some botched editing jobs on the wrong version of Robot Parade. The tagline didn't last long but I'm no longer concerned about such things--mainly, I'm hoping to maintain this high-quality lyric spoofing. :-) --MisterMe 12:01, 20 February 2013 (EST)
  16. "It is the wall of recent change / for Wikicanoe and Tyler too / And with it we'll beat all the vandals." As I described in my edit summary, "An ode to a page I visit every day." Here I'm displaying Ant's slightly improved version, which I thank him for. --MisterMe (talk) 07:57, 8 April 2013 (EDT)
  17. "Walking down to the Wiki Hospital / to set all the edits free". Note that this is not an endorsement of this song. ;-) --MisterMe (talk) 08:20, 22 April 2013 (EDT)
  18. "I said "I'd like this song to be number one" / He said "I'd really really like to help you my son" / And then I knew that I would have him to be thanking / Because he bumped it to the top of the ranking." --MisterMe (talk) 08:34, 15 May 2013 (EDT)
  19. "Hello! They Might Be Giants are happy to edit a wiki page for the first time in their long-illustrious careers." (changed on June 23, still currently present) --MisterMe (talk) 08:04, 28 June 2013 (EDT)
  20. "I'll sink the wiki / right under the sea / I'll find the sweetest spot to edit / as I blank the page" - in honor of the recently resurrected song. (Someone else later modified it slightly but I like my original better) --MisterMe (talk) 08:02, 12 August 2013 (EDT)
  21. "West Virginia, why don't you come edit with me? / West Virginia, this tagline I'd like you to see." Lasted just over a day. --MisterMe (talk) 08:22, 3 September 2013 (EDT)
  22. "There's a tagline at the top of the page / There's a tagline at the top of the page / In the tagline there's a word / In the word there is a thought / And having the thought is you" - in place for several days, yee-haw. --MisterMe (talk) 07:57, 18 September 2013 (EDT)
  23. "Algeria, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Dominica, Egypt, France, the Wikia" - because if I can't use this tagline after I visited Bulgaria, then I never will. --MisterMe (talk) 14:27, 13 October 2013 (EDT)
  24. "Linnell's from New York City / While Flansburgh's from Lincoln, Mass. / The band is made of five members / With talent, charm, and class. / But where, where do they make the wiki?" Inspired by all the Weinkauf excitement around the wiki. --MisterMe (talk) 08:54, 19 November 2013 (EST) It was later slightly modified for "syllabling"...
  25. "What's that on your page now? / A whole bunch of edits / They're coming in now / And there's a lot of them / User doesn't preview / I bet they'll change again" - in place from 11-25 through 11-29. --MisterMe (talk) 08:51, 2 December 2013 (EST)
  26. "Hi, I forgot to save / My changes / My point is / Hi, your edit's on fire" --MisterMe (talk) 08:20, 30 December 2013 (EST)
  27. I wanted a rock. "If I were an editor, I'd hammer on my wiki, I'd / Collect the seven edits / And I'd buy a big prosthetic server and use it on my real page" --MisterMe (talk) 08:06, 27 January 2014 (EST)
  28. "Reptiles edit the wiki we learn with" --MisterMe (talk) 08:15, 24 February 2014 (EST)
  29. "Tell me how can I edit this page / And not be objectified / As if I were enraged?" --MisterMe (talk) 10:27, 21 March 2014 (EDT)
  30. "Text Box, speak my thought / Vent these edits from the dark" - my thirtieth official tagline...what does it all mean?!?! --MisterMe (talk) 11:05, 28 April 2014 (EDT)
  31. "Someday I'll win / I'm not Wikibod Crane / And though dull my page / I'll edit it then". Appropriately, my 31st official tagline attempt comes in the same month as my 31st birthday. That's an authenticity trip right there. --MisterMe (talk) 16:53, 5 June 2014 (EDT)
  32. "I'm getting tired of all my lyrical themes / Bustin' my tagline hump / Rockin' my small-page stump / My mind naturally turns to vandalism / Reverting vandals, yeah" --MisterMe (talk) 09:18, 7 July 2014 (EDT)
  33. "I didn't expect to find a user editing the tagline this late in the morning. How long you been here, Joe?" In honor of the motivational tape that makes up the bridge for Snowball In Hell being found. --MisterMe (talk) 07:59, 25 August 2014 (EDT)
  34. "Everyone's your friend in New York Wiki." --> Done in honor of my visit to The Big Apple in late September 2014.
  35. "The page unfurls / We see the edits of unknown users there / Now they're not sayin' / All the right stuff / Their facts aren't all correct" --MisterMe (talk) 20:22, 9 October 2014 (EDT)
  36. "I can't edit on the haunted page / Though I don't know why" - for Halloween on the Wiki --MisterMe (talk) 11:54, 31 October 2014 (EDT)
  37. "Whirls the text 'round a lot / Casting spell check on Vermont / Iowa is a wiki" --MisterMe (talk) 08:06, 29 December 2014 (EST)
  38. "The few surviving editors survey the wiki page / Count the errors, check the posts, and then divide by five / Drenched in sweat, they scan across the screen / Do I need to click or do you see the one I mean?" Took longer to craft this one than expected... --MisterMe (talk) 12:18, 23 January 2015 (EST)
  39. "This may not be the page you requested / But it is the Wiki for all of your songs" - a minor effort, perhaps... --MisterMe (talk) 15:23, 17 February 2015 (EST)
  40. "Hello Wiki / We all salute you, Wiki / Many users strong / It's good to see the site again" --MisterMe (talk) 10:53, 11 March 2015 (EDT)
  41. "The only user editing is me for you / With a page that's impossibly new" --MisterMe (talk) 10:04, 28 April 2015 (EDT)
  42. "I reverted all the edits accidentally taken off the page before "save" button was clicked / I came back as an angry user frustrated that all my work was changed by someone other than myself" --MisterMe (talk) 08:39, 21 May 2015 (EDT)
  43. "Hello Mrs. Wiki / Wouldn’t you like to edit with a keyboard?" from June 2015 (later improved by several others)
  44. "1 2 3 4 / The Wiki Ape declares war / So sof the wrath of my edit attack so sof" --MisterMe (talk) 09:21, 7 August 2015 (EDT)
  45. "Animals can edit this wiki / Or so I have read / That explains the constant clicking / Under your bed" --MisterMe (talk) 13:28, 9 November 2015 (EST)
  46. "I've got a big old problem / Editors all around / Where did my page go? / One minute everything is / Home and End and CapsLock/Tab and Alt" --MisterMe (talk) 11:46, 30 December 2015 (EST)
  47. "Oh, oh / Definition of good / Flans secretly smiling at Flans jokes" --MisterMe (talk) 11:11, 7 January 2016 (EST)
  48. "This wiki's complex / Never figured out the page that comes next / I'm out of my depth / Everything I edit is out of my grasp" (based on To A Forest) --MisterMe (talk) 08:12, 15 February 2016 (EST)
  49. "I wasn't missing it / I wasn't editing / I turned away / When I heard them say / It's TMBW" --MisterMe (talk) 14:28, 25 March 2016 (EDT)
  50. "Everyone has got a wiki in the gut / You can't edit it out / Don't look at me like that" (based on Apophenia) --MisterMe (talk) 09:58, 10 May 2016 (EDT)
  51. "Birds fly into my wiki / Thoughts fall from my bots / This good luck charm hanging off of my arm / Was left here by the admin" --MisterMe (talk) 13:33, 6 June 2016 (EDT)
  52. "Why do you suspiciously change the tagline and break my concentration / As I dump the wiki out and I count the edits up again?" --MisterMe (talk) 09:39, 11 August 2016 (EDT)
  53. "When the hurricane from the east crushes wikis, I'm impressed" --MisterMe (talk) 09:50, 6 October 2016 (EDT)
  54. "Who can spam my pages? (Nobody can, nobody can) / Where's my wiki's sages? (In the tab, recent changes tab)" --MisterMe (talk) 22:52, 29 November 2016 (EST)
  55. "What's behind the page / Behind the piled-up wiki text? / Aaa! Aaa!" --MisterMe (talk) 15:44, 6 January 2017 (EST)
  56. "When Lazyhead uses his Azure preference / Sleepybones just schemes / Sleepybones edits what it looks like / And Lazyhead says, "It's not what it seems"" --MisterMe (talk) 14:22, 24 March 2017 (EDT)
  57. "Now it's curtains for me / And I'll spend eternity / Doing joyless edits on this page / Where did the end of the wiki go?" --MisterMe (talk) 15:26, 26 June 2017 (EDT)
  58. "I'm not a wiki / I don't secretly edit myself / I'm not typing this to no one / It's not the case that no one cares" --MisterMe (talk) 09:26, 27 September 2017 (EDT)
  59. "I got kicked in the hand upstairs at the Stone Wiki / Where I swore to the guy / That the guy who blanked his page wasn't me / Not me!" --MisterMe (talk) 15:42, 16 November 2017 (EST)
  60. "If only there were some way to edit / All these words on my page / Oh wait there already is / It's called McCafferty's Wiki" --MisterMe (talk) 08:11, 6 February 2018 (EST)
  61. "Saw that in a wiki / I just fixed up the tagline / Half of that is datamined / Some of that page was true" --MisterMe (talk) 15:11, 19 March 2018 (EDT)
  62. "Is this what's supposed to happen / When you're only trying to edit on this wiki page?" --MisterMe (talk) 13:36, 7 May 2018 (EDT)
  63. "Reading the next wiki page / Raising his eyes up from the screen / Showing no sign of surprise / I edit you / I edit Utah" - made after spending two weeks traveling around the Beehive State. --MisterMe (talk) 09:42, 11 June 2018 (EDT)
  64. "There's something coming. There's a new page in the browser queue. It's loading very slowly. It shows on screen. It has kittens embedded inside it...with a new kind of fur. Cleaner...but with some unique text. Yet one of these kittens is not prepared to edit the page. It stands alone, away from the crowd. It's your kind of kitten. Now the time has come, to log into that site and to type the paw of destiny." --MisterMe (talk) 08:02, 5 July 2018 (EDT)
  65. "Read my Yelp review of TMBG / You know I've withdrew from my life of rock shows / Now I just relax with TMBW / And play the soothing music of John Postal, it's true" --MisterMe (talk) 16:26, 28 August 2018 (EDT)
  66. "Wiki users have busy days / Making money in their real jobs / But then they come around here / And edit pages on this site" --MisterMe (talk) 09:55, 26 October 2018 (EDT)
  67. "I was working all night on this tagline / When an edit I had recently made / Was reverted by a wiki admin / So I looked through the browser at him / He had the same sanctimonious manner / Which was the reason I made the edit / So to calm my nerves I made that edit again / Right in his face" --MisterMe (talk) 09:01, 20 February 2019 (EST)
  68. "He knew his way around this wiki website ... The editor was considered partially blocked ... He resembled a mini tab ... Going page to page ... Some users thought of this as like a waste of time" --MisterMe (talk) 13:31, 14 August 2019 (EDT)
  69. "There's only two edits in me, and I just made the third / Don't know where I got the inspiration to change up all the words / Spent my whole life just digging up this wiki's shallow grave / For the two edits in me and the third one I just made" --MisterMe (talk) 10:08, 8 October 2019 (EDT)
  70. "Let's all just take a deep breath / And slowly socially distance all apart / I am alone, and so is everyone else thanks to Covid-19" --MisterMe (talk) 08:21, 31 March 2020 (EDT)
  71. "When you're editing a tagline / Does it mean you have to / Force new words to match with old ones? / Somewhere they're sitting on their PCs / Calling you a troll now / Calling you the meanest things" --MisterMe (talk) 16:03, 3 June 2021 (EDT)
  72. "Exquisite tagline / Displayed up in its position / Exquisite tagline / Swear I'll change it today" --MisterMe (talk) 09:36, 3 August 2021 (EDT)
  73. "That's all the edits that time will permit / I'm afraid you'll have to leave that page there / Be assured that there's nothing more that can be done / Doodly doodly doodly doo" --MisterMe (talk) 15:52, 29 November 2021 (EST)