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:::Then I shall be a Sannsad that you are a Sadclaw :( -- {{User:Sannse/Sig}} 19:02, January 24, 2013 (UTC)
:::Then I shall be a Sannsad that you are a Sadclaw :( -- {{User:Sannse/Sig}} 19:02, January 24, 2013 (UTC)
::::Sannsad sounds like an amazon sumo bodyguard for Syrian dictator Assad, are you sure you wan't to be seen as such? {{User:Madclaw/sig}} 19:24, January 24, 2013 (UTC)
::::Sannsad sounds like an amazon sumo bodyguard for Syrian dictator Assad, are you sure you wan't to be seen as such? {{User:Madclaw/sig}} 19:24, January 24, 2013 (UTC)
:::::Hell yeah, that would mean I'd have to put ''on'' weight. Instead of being a stereotypical dieting <s>fat</s> pleasantly plump woman. Show me the pie! -- {{User:Sannse/Sig}} 19:51, January 24, 2013 (UTC)

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LADIES AND GENTLEMEN (and Uncyclopedians) please note there is a new procedure for asking for a name change.

1. Read this.
2. Ask for the change on my Community Central message wall. If you want your Uncyclopedia name to match a rest-of-Wikia name, please be sure to leave the message with your rest-of-Wikia account.
3. Confirm you want the change by saying so on this page, make sure you are logged in to the account you want to change. Please also confirm that you have read that.
4. Wait 2 working days
5a. Rejoice in your new name or
5c. Grumble that sannse has missed your message.

If 5c, then please use Special:Contact to get the attention of me or one of my colleagues.

Note that I won't necessarily see messages here if you haven't done step 2. Please me sure to message me on Community Central first. (It's also worth saying that it's safer to leave other messages there too... Uncyclopedia's separate user database means that I don't get notifications of messages here when I'm on other wikis).

If I've deleted a request, and you still want the change, please follow the above. This time I'll sort it, promise!

Thanks -- sannse@Wikia (talk) 04:24, November 6, 2012 (UTC)

While you are here, I have a question for you

I'm not sure if this is an uncyc issue or a wikia thing, so I thought I'd ask. The search bar in the corner, it used to be that if you typed in a username in the search, (ie user:"fillintheblank") it would take you to the user page. Now, I've found that when you do that, if there is an article that is similar in title to the userpage, it automatically takes you to the article instead. The example I'm seeing, is user:Diane. When you type that in search, instead of taking it to the userpage, even clicking on the dropdown takes you directly to an article. Did wikia change the way the search bar works a while back, or is this just some weird bug? It's Mrthejazz... a case not yet solved. 03:06, October 11, 2012 (UTC)

Humm... we've changed parts of it a while back, but not that part. I think it needs looking at by someone with a better knowledge of the search work than I have. Please can you use Special:Contact to send in a bug report? Thanks -- sannse@Wikia (talk) 22:46, October 12, 2012 (UTC)
Hey, I had a second unrelated question. Is it possible to reskin a userpage without it effecting the whole of uncyc? (You know for cosmetic reasons?) I want to be able to change the table on the left with the links for the reskin. Just curious if its possible and how. It's Mrthejazz... a case not yet solved. 16:13, October 13, 2012 (UTC)
Yes, it's possible... but how exactly it's done is beyond me I'm afraid. I know that you need to adjust the css and possibly the js, and that will be using the MediaWiki pages for those.... but that's about the limits for me. I'd suggest you ask whoever is the wiki's current css/js guru. Or, if you don't have one at the moment, you could try Community Central's forums or the Monobook Wiki. -- sannse@Wikia (talk) 21:01, October 15, 2012 (UTC)


Is there any way I can talk with you directly (not publically). It has nothing to do with any polemics or conflict...theres just a specific question I have. --ShabiDOO 02:41, October 13, 2012 (UTC)

Sure, the easiest way is to send an email via Special:Contact with my name in the subject. You can also sometimes find me on Freenode IRC under this name, usually in the evenings San Francisco time. /whois to see if I'm online. I'm also on Skype if you use that, we have a public channel there and you can PM... let me know your Skype name and I'll add you. Finally, you can go to Community Central and join the chat there. If I'm not online, there may be another staff member or volunteer who can tell me someone is looking for me. That chat has a private message function too. Hope that helps -- sannse@Wikia (talk) 21:01, October 15, 2012 (UTC)

Changing username

Hi Sannse. I would want to rename my account from "Bhenry2009" to "Bhenry1990". I registered Bhenry1990 as Wikia Account when i created an account at 伪基百科. Then I cannot register Bhenry1990 here. I wish my english uncyclopedia username were same as my Wikia username and other launguage uncyclopedias'. I left a message this June. But You were not here.--Bhenry2009 (talk) 18:42, November 2, 2012 (UTC)

Hi, you're done. Enjoy the extra decade -- sannse@Wikia (talk) 23:58, November 5, 2012 (UTC)
Thank you very much!--Bhenry1990 (talk) 08:54, November 6, 2012 (UTC)

I apologise

...for vandalising your signature. Also, hi. -— Lyrithya 05:02, November 15, 2012 (UTC)

Checkuser request

Hi there, could you please perform a checkuser on User:Hipster? We believe he is User:another_n00b and want to find out if this is true. Thank you :) User:Yrtneg/etc/signature1 15:08, November 18, 2012 (UTC)

Hey Yrtneg. Typically only admins are allowed to make checkuser requests. Also, since Hipster publicly confessed to being Another n00b there really isn't any doubt as far as I know that he is him. He has been given some restrictions but is otherwise free to remain a part of our community. -- Brigadier General Sir Zombiebaron 19:21, November 18, 2012 (UTC)

Extra! Extra! News that's not new to you!

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That content warning thing

What about this? If not this, then how about barking dogs? Or room temperature egg salad? Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 18:10, November 20, 2012 (UTC)

All of them are a problem :( Having a warning just for specific pages would mean the current extension would need recoding. I'm not sure if/when that could happen. I'm also not sure how it would work to minimize views. The current version is only supposed to show once per visit (or less, I'm not sure), maybe that could still work with individual pages...
Anyway, I'll pass it on (the idea, not the barking egg salad) and see what comes back -- sannse@Wikia (talk) 18:59, November 21, 2012 (UTC)
If someone comes here and searches for things that make the squares and prudes freak out, they get to see this:


...generally (and that's after the one-time click through warning warning that's got the kids here in a tizzy), but if they go to Wikipedia and, say, search for "vagina"...
Discuss. Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 19:36, November 21, 2012 (UTC)
Wikia is not Wikipedia -- sannse@Wikia (talk) 19:17, November 27, 2012 (UTC)
That explains why Wikia put the kibosh on my wiki! Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 20:02, November 27, 2012 (UTC)
We did what where? -- sannse@Wikia (talk) 19:42, November 28, 2012 (UTC)
Hoohoowiki. And I don't think Dickywiki's gonna pass, either. Harrumph! Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 20:34, November 28, 2012 (UTC)
Well that really depends whether it's a comprehensive and accurate project to record all famous people named Richard, or a wiki on the political ambitions and policies of the Democratic Indira Congress (Karunakaran), or a directory of Private detectives in the Lower Manhattan area..... or.... something else -- sannse@Wikia (talk) 21:56, November 28, 2012 (UTC)
Are you trying to be funny? We don't much tolerate humour around here. Comedy is serious business. We don't much tolerate serious business around here either. Kind of a catch 22, really. Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 06:20, November 29, 2012 (UTC)
Wait... I thought we didn't tolerate catch 22s around here? -- sannse@Wikia (talk) 19:11, November 30, 2012 (UTC)
True, but that's only because we think Catch22 is a boy band. Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 22:16, November 30, 2012 (UTC)

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I need to have a talk with you on IRC later, if that is doable... --Revolutionary, Anti-Bensonist, and TYATU Boss Uncyclopedian Meganew (Chat) (Care for a peek at my work?) (SUCK IT, FROGGY!) 20:03, December 4, 2012 (UTC)

If I'm there, you can talk to me... and sometimes I even reply!! -- sannse@Wikia (talk) 23:17, December 6, 2012 (UTC)
Am on IRC right now, so... --Revolutionary, Anti-Bensonist, and TYATU Boss Uncyclopedian Meganew (Chat) (Care for a peek at my work?) (SUCK IT, FROGGY!) 23:21, December 6, 2012 (UTC)
Sorry, if you need something you can look for me there, but I don't go on during work hours (usually), and only rarely otherwise. It really is a lot better to use Special:Contact -- sannse@Wikia (talk) 22:09, December 7, 2012 (UTC)

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Name change, how does that work?

I wanted to change my user name officially to just "Aleister" but have procrastinated. What would that do to my edit history, user page, etc. Would it change everything at once, or would I have to copy and paste some stuff? And I tried to create a new account as Aleister, but it says the name is already taken although when I try to log in as Aleister (I may have already done this) it says their is no user by that name. So chains for the moment until this gets cleared up. Aleister 12:58 3-1-'13

Do you own the account "Aleister" that was used on de.uncyclopedia? If so, and if you can still log into it, I can give you the name here. All your edit history and so on would transfer to the new account, so that's not a problem.
Although Uncyclopedia has a different user database from the rest of Wikia, we still consider a name "taken" if it's registered in either place. It's just so someone can't pretend to be another user by registering the same name on the other database. But if you own the de.uncyc account, I can reconcile them. If not, maybe you can go for another variation? -- sannse@Wikia (talk) 19:19, January 3, 2013 (UTC)
Ah, that must be it, someone probably has it in another wiki. Thanks anyway, I get by with the rd. Of course there is lots more to talk about in other areas, another time and over some green tea perhaps. Aleister 20:30 3-1-'13

Well, it's over.

I've got some free time and I always wanted to feel important and be a big-and-buff admin. Can I get that status now that everyone else has left, and I'd be the only one around to manage the site? A (Fallen Reich)17:48 5 January 2013

Sannse, although we all love you, nobody wants to talk with you. You're from Wikia. We don't give a rat's ass about Wikia anymore. Which is, oddly, as Frosty so nicely pointed out, why we're moving. It's your rules we don't like. And now you're even trying to rule over our departure from your wretched company? Not happening.
Trying to match those two statements together. Are you sure you don't have Dissociative Identity Disorder?                               Puppy's talk page03:26 06 Jan
Isn't there a page or something around here for voting in new admins? I'm sure I saw one, somewhere... -- sannse@Wikia (talk) 05:11, January 6, 2013 (UTC)
Do we have any admins who are staying around? --Mn-z 13:41, January 6, 2013 (UTC)
Yes to that answer Mnbvcxz. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 14:16, January 6, 2013 (UTC)
I don't know about anyone else, but I'm going to Road Warrior the shit out of this place. It's Mrthejazz... a case not yet solved. 15:08, January 6, 2013 (UTC)
Sannse, I have a short, impulsive temper :) But yeah, since you could make people admins....and honestly like four people are going to be here. So very few people to maintain the entire site. I'd like to be one of the people who flips between sites, and has the ability to maintain our reputation. A (Fallen Reich)22:55 6 January 2013
It's great to see you'd like to be a part of the administration of this site, but as Sannse very plainly said, we have a page for voting for new admins. It has something to do with being in a sandwich. If Wikia ever started to just arbitrarily decide to appoint admins - ignoring the will of an active community - then there'd be a shitstorm. If you want to become an admin then suggest at VFS that we need new admins, and then wait ands see if you're nominated, and then wait to see if you're voted into the role. In the meantime, start looking or ways to actually act like an admin - patrol recent changes and put forward pages to be deleted, revert vandalism, welcome n00bs, pee review articles - but the most important part of being an admin - wear a sign on your back that says "kick me". Because being an admin is effectively asking for everyone to start treating you like scum of the Earth, and accepting abuse for being a glorified janitor.
If you want support in your quest to become an admin, I'm happy to metaphorically stick your head in a toilet and flush it repeatedly at any given stage.                               Puppy's talk page11:37 06 Jan
What Puppy said. Minus the bits about sticking your head in a toilet. I wouldn't do that, even metaphorically. Especially not with all the rumors that you have a short, impulsive temper -- sannse@Wikia (talk) 00:01, January 7, 2013 (UTC)

Page Moves and user rights

If I am not mistaken, there was a page-move limit for regular users when I left. Was that removed, because it appears that a recent vandal was page move vandalizing rather quickly. --Mn-z 13:53, January 12, 2013 (UTC)

The term for that is "throttling" if I'm not mistaken. --Mn-z 22:07, January 12, 2013 (UTC)
Humm... yeah... looks like we'd need to set a rate limit. I don't see an old one removed, but maybe I'm not looking far enough back. Anyway, we can put one in place. I'm not fully confident in setting it without getting it checked though (I'm pretty good at missing out the bit of the code that means it doesn't blow up half the office) but I'll find someone to help me with it. In the mean time, perhaps a forum to decide exactly what rate you all want? It needs to be high enough to let genuine people do enough moves, but low enough to slow vandals. For example, you could allow 5 moves per minute, or 2 moves per 30 minutes, and so on. You can also set a different rate for newbies (and for IPs, except they can't move pages anyway) --- sannse@Wikia (talk) 06:47, January 13, 2013 (UTC)
I remember it being 2 moves a minute or some similar rate. A larger move rate over a longer time frame might make more sense. I think it should be removed for rollback and above, since rollbacks can already suppress redirects. --Mn-z 07:06, January 13, 2013 (UTC)
Since there is already a 'cooling period' for new users, perhaps the multiple page moving rights should be made longer. So if we can extend that, it will help the site considerably. The vandalism was done by two users who had made accounts and remained dormant until the triggering their bot (or what ever it was). --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 07:59, January 13, 2013 (UTC)
I think this forum could be combined with the one for VFS as that will decide on admins for this site only. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 08:10, January 13, 2013 (UTC)
That is kind of a separate issue though. From what I can tell, the page move throttle was removed by accident. Then again, I wasn't active when it was removed. --Mn-z 08:12, January 13, 2013 (UTC)
I'd say it's a separate issue, but it's probably one that the admins should decide in consultation with the community, and that might be best when there's more admins. Maybe for now Romartus and the Chief can just decide on a number that feels about right, and we can see how it goes -- sannse@Wikia (talk) 22:32, January 14, 2013 (UTC)
Hi Sannse, The Chief agreed with Mnbvcxz here and I can agree with that too for now. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 23:07, January 14, 2013 (UTC)
There was a suggestion after that for 10 per 10 minutes... shall I set that instead? Let me know on the forum -- sannse@Wikia (talk) 00:57, January 15, 2013 (UTC)


Hi Sannse, following a brief discussion on Romartus' talk page about the counselling phone numbers on articles like HowTo:Commit Suicide I have made an addition to the article, at the bottom under external links. Is that an acceptable change? I felt that it does the appropriate job without being too in your face. Let me know if that's acceptable. --Chiefjustice3DS 13:22, January 15, 2013 (UTC)

I would prefer it being the first thing people see... but this was always a (somewhat personal) request rather than a requirement, so I'll take what I can get ;) Thanks Chief -- sannse@Wikia (talk) 20:18, January 15, 2013 (UTC)

Thank you

For this and the following edit. Much appreciated.                               Puppy's talk page10:34 21 Jan

Signatures with external website links

Just a quick question. Is there a policy where someone's sig can link to or advertise their own non-wikia website? See here User_talk:Romartus under the heading 'talk VFS'. Check the sig of User:Madclaw. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 17:12, January 24, 2013 (UTC)

We consider it spam. We'd ignore it if it were an unrelated personal site, say a personal facebook page. But if it's an advert for a commercial site (tripadvisor or something) or a facebook (or similar) page advertising another site, then it's not OK. And we particularly consider it a problem if it's linking to a wiki that forked from Wikia, or another one of our esteemed competitors. Hope that helps -- sannse@Wikia (talk) 18:39, January 24, 2013 (UTC)
Well Phooeeyy, this makes me a sad Madclaw, or a Sadclaw if you will. User:Madclaw/sig 18:53, January 24, 2013 (UTC)
Then I shall be a Sannsad that you are a Sadclaw :( -- sannse@Wikia (talk) 19:02, January 24, 2013 (UTC)
Sannsad sounds like an amazon sumo bodyguard for Syrian dictator Assad, are you sure you wan't to be seen as such? User:Madclaw/sig 19:24, January 24, 2013 (UTC)
Hell yeah, that would mean I'd have to put on weight. Instead of being a stereotypical dieting fat pleasantly plump woman. Show me the pie! -- sannse@Wikia (talk) 19:51, January 24, 2013 (UTC)
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