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Welcome to the 8nd Edition of our beloved and prestigious Poo Lit Surprise. Watch your step.
Consult the talk page or me for any questions or concerns. See the Poo Lit Archives for the results from past competitions.

The competition

What is the Poo Lit Surprise?

Poo Lit Surprise Logo

A writing competition held biannually. It is designed to jump-start writing quality at Uncyclopedia. After the previous seven competitions, a significant number of featured articles for the following month(s) were from the PLS, and it could be argued that the overall quality of featured articles increased.

Who can enter and what are the rules?

All registered members of Uncyclopedia are encouraged to enter, though a few restrictions apply. Due to community consensus, judges are now barred from entering the competition (see here for the list of judges). Non-noobs (people who've been here longer than 3 months) cannot enter the "Best Article By a Noob" category, and noobs are not restricted to the "Best Article By a Noob" category.

You may enter only once for each category (for which you are eligible; one article per category per person). An article may only be entered in one category, and it must fit within the requirements of a particular category. You may not change three words and the title of an article to make it eligible for another category; such behavior will result in both articles being disqualified. Additionally, in previous competitions, collaborations were permitted. However, due to a lack of collaboration submissions and complicating rules, collaborations are no longer permitted.

Articles created prior to the competition cannot be submitted. Also, no plagiarism. Should we discover your work is not original, you will be disqualified. Using resources such as the Reefer Desk, Image Request, Proofreading Service or Pee Review is forbidden. Users may, however, use Vital, Uncyclopedia:The Creative Process, Category:Rewrite, Special:Wantedpages, Uncyclopedia:Requested Articles and/or Inspire an Article to help get ideas.

When is the PLS going to be held?

  • From 5rd ― 18nd October, entries will be accepted.
  • From 19rd ― 25st October, entries will be locked and judged.
  • From 26st October - 1th November, winners will be announced, articles will be moved into the mainspace, and all entries will be unlocked.
  • 2th November ― we will all get on with our lives.

(n.b.: all times are to be measured by UTC, and all phases of the contest end at midnight on the specified day; entries may be accepted late under certain conditions.)

Where should I put my entry?

The article should be placed on your namespace. Between 5rd ― 18nd October, you should post a link to your article in the entry section below and sign as you would a forum post or vote. It should look somewhat like this:

If you're a paranoid, or afflicted with OCD, or just want to tell people to shove off until after the PLS, add {{PLS-WIP}} to your entry.

Entries

Best Main Namespace Article

Also simply known as "Best Article", this category is for articles which are not of an alternate namespace (i.e. UnBooks, HowTo, UnNews, Why?, UnPoetia, etc.).

Username Entry Comment
Guildensternenstein User:Guildensternenstein/MonsterQuest Hopefully the judges watch the History Channel on Sunday afternoons... (Update: done!)
Syndrome User:Syndrome/Gentleman Nope. Not this time.
15Mickey20 User:15Mickey20/Elizabeth I
Bad Shroom User:Bad Shroom/Stormtrooper 147-B Cancelled PLS.
DrStrange User:DrStrange/RedHerring It's not for breakfast anymore.
Mhaille User:Mhaille/The History of the Decline and Fall of Uncyclopedia Uncyclopedia is the Worst!
Matt lobster User:Matt lobster/The Pregnancy of Great Britain It would really help to be pregnant at this point.
Acrolo User:Acrolo/Days Of Our Lives I'm so gonna enjoy this one. Sir ACROLO KUNFPWAOTMFA •(SPAM) 22:22, October 14, 2009 (UTC)
PuppyOnTheRadio User:PuppyOnTheRadio/Jesus Lites™ Local time, I have one hour and ten minutes left to submit this. This is what happens when I start the article t - 8 hours. Pup t 11:51, 18/10/2009

Best Noob Article

A category for noobs (users who have been on Uncyclopedia for three months or less). May be of an alternate namespace.

Username Entry Comment
User:Hydronium Ion User:Hydronium Ion/Military Action Why don't sheep shrink when it rains?
User:Padimir Padoffski User:Padimir Padoffski/UnNews: Meteor shaped like Simon Cowell's head on collision course with Earth Meh
User:BlueSpiritGuy User:BlueSpiritGuy/JuliusMalema Not for use in low light conditions Invalid. Created before the start of PLS. Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 23:37, October 9, 2009 (UTC)
User:The egg man User:The egg man/Age of Mythology Sex, Niggers and Myths all in one.
I moved it to your userspace. That's where Poo Lit stuff starts. Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 23:20, October 12, 2009 (UTC)
Thx-TEM.
User:SPIKE User:SPIKE/Clip-on tie Technically a rewrite: New user Marshall91t contributed a photo and 30 seconds of stand-up and stalled. I took it out of Intensive Care on 27-Sep, rewrote it entirely but kept the photo, and finished on 29-Sep. Modusoperandi informs me this editing period makes the entry invalid.
User:SPIKE User:SPIKE/Rules of baseball Nomination reasserted at the request of Uncyclopedia VIPs who want to pad the count. Version in my private space excises prior material from the article in mainspace, which I broke off from Baseball on 9-Oct.
User:Why do I need to provide this? User:Why do I need to provide this?/HowTo:Be Homeless in America An original HowTo based on research and personal experience. Moved to BANA

Best Illustrated Article

Based on how well an article's images contribute to the humor of the article. May be of an alternate namespace (images and article must be created by the user).

Username Entry Comment
User:Chairman User:Chairman/XKCD Will try to finish.
User:Monika User:Monika/The Prisoner (US Remake) (and please also lock these two subpages.) I don't have the time this month to write a full article, so you'll have to settle for some half-assed shops instead.
Speaking of asses, this is possibly nsfw - a 95x79 pixel ass in a bathing suit appears for 1.3 seconds out of a 4 second animated gif.
User:Mhaille User:Mhaille/Bi-curious_George Come on....you ALL want to see this.....
User:Acrolo User:Acrolo/UnBooks: Olivers Twister Okay I'll enter it here then :P Sir ACROLO KUNFPWAOTMFA •(SPAM) 06:24, October 14, 2009 (UTC)

Sorry gonna concentrate on mainspace one.

POTR User:PuppyOnTheRadio/Microsoft_Knowledge_Base I have yet to come across another article that uses images the same way. The whole lot is a visual gag. And yet there's not one photo...

Best Alternate Namespace Article

The category which is strictly for alternate namespace articles (i.e. UnBooks, HowTo, UnNews, Why?, UnPoetia, UnScripts, etc.).

Username Entry Comment
Mahm00shA

user:Mahm00shA/UnTweets:Osama Bin Laden

that's what you'll get when the internet reaches Afghanistanis
User:Hydronium Ion User:Hydronium Ion/UnBooks:Nate the Snake This article is FDIC insured. Invalid for being stolen from another site.
Necropaxx User:Necropaxx/HowTo:Fish Will work on/finish next weekend. Finished. Y'all are goin' down.
Zhelili User:Zheliel/Why?:Become a Butcher Will finish after necropaxx. [/zh] 06:46 October 7
User:Padimir Padoffski User:Padimir Padoffski/UnNews: Catholic Church outlaws sausages finished
User:Acrolo User:Acrolo/UnBooks:Winnie The Shit Mkay! Lts do this!......FINISHED!!! Sir ACROLO KUNFPWAOTMFA •(SPAM) 19:32, October 14, 2009 (UTC)
Invalid entry. Created in September. Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 01:46, October 19, 2009 (UTC)
User:Guildensternenstein User:Guildensternenstein/Insipid Sentimental Women's Novel Inspired by a trip to the book store with my ex-girlfriend Update: Done! Also, though I don't indicate it in the title, this is an UnBook, obviously.
PuppyOnTheRadio User:PuppyOnTheRadio/UnNews:Australia says "You just don't understand our humour!" Back... all the other stuff changed to a comment as this isn't a talk page. Maybe.
User:Acrolo User:Acrolo/UnBooks: Olivers Twister Am I allowed more than 1 entry? Sir ACROLO KUNFPWAOTMFA •(SPAM) 06:06, October 14, 2009 (UTC)
Once for each category, but you could enter one of these in best illustrated or something, or write a different article for a different category. --monika 06:17, October 14, 2009 (UTC)
Whoops sorry lol ok i'll enter it somewhere ese. Thanks Sir ACROLO KUNFPWAOTMFA •(SPAM) 06:20, October 14, 2009 (UTC)
User:Why do I need to provide this? User:Why do I need to provide this?/HowTo:Be Homeless in America An original HowTo based on research and personal experience.
User:Nameable User:Nameable/UnScripts:Night At The Museum: Real Version Will soon have pics as well!
Now has pics as well! Will soon have links also!
Orian57 User:Orian57/UnRadio:Tricia Bellerose on Pirate FM A tad last minute.    Orian57    Talk   Union pink 22:19 18 October 2009

Best Rewrite

For articles which are rewrites of existing articles.

Username Entry Comment
Bad Shroom User:Bad Shroom/Manga I'll make this shit sing!
MacMania User:MacMania/Zombo.com The unobtainable is unknown in rewrites.Scratch that, I'm rewriting my own version of Red Dwarf right now, and that was created way before PLS started
Mahm00shA User:Mahm00shA/Manowar ps. certain errors, contradictions and format fuck-ups are deliberate, per our policies. also, manowar is a power metal band, in case you don't already know
SPIKE User:SPIKE/Pie Copy of Pie, rewritten 5-Sep thru 3-Oct, Myocardialinfarction added the "Mom" joke. (The editing dates make this entry invalid and I withdraw it.)
SPIKE User:SPIKE/FORTRAN Replacement entry: my merger of existing articles Fortran and FORTRAN.
Gerrycheevers User:Gerrycheevers/Abraham Lincoln surely the most bad-ass president since millard fillmore deserves a correspondingly bad-ass article?
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