Way back on 06/06/2016 I attempted to publish an article to Wikipedia that wasn’t exactly factual. I know this contravenes the purpose of the site and can be a controversial and touchy subject for legitimate contributors. I don’t believe I’ll ever contribute to Wikipedia in a legitimate way, but what I had created was so insane It had to be done. The article itself was inspired from a conversation that started on WordPress between myself and K over at thedarkestfairytale. We had an odd back and forth about how hermits would flirt with one another and me being me, I rambled off into a nonsensical tangent. During the conversation we joked that the nonsense I created would look great on a Wikipedia page and thus an idea formed. That’s never a good thing with my eccentric mind.
The article itself revolved around an anthropologist who was the first person to witness the reclusive cave dwelling hermits flirt with potential mates. I created a mini biography the anthropologist and a summary of his dissertation that detailed the courting habits of hermits. The intention was always to put it up here with a tease of the content and link to the live article. After publishing I quickly took screen grabs of the article mostly so I would always have the evidence that it was a real page, even after it was removed. It was a good thing too as within half an hour it had already been reported and after two hours removed entirely. I fully expected it of course, but not as fast. The worst part was that no-one would ever see the article itself live on Wikipedia, but I suppose the images will have to do.
So for the two month anniversary of my ‘wiki-trolling’ adventure I present to you lovely readers my article on ‘Hermit Courting Rituals’.