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:Its supposed to be a parent category for various political occupations. A dictator or a diplomat, I think, doesn't really fit the job description of a politician. Neither would, say, lobbyists, activists, political staffers, etc. [[User:MadMax|MadMax]] 02:34, May 30, 2011 (UTC)
:Its supposed to be a parent category for various political occupations. A dictator or a diplomat, I think, doesn't really fit the job description of a politician. Neither would, say, lobbyists, activists, political staffers, etc. [[User:MadMax|MadMax]] 02:34, May 30, 2011 (UTC)
::Ok, that makes sense. --{{User:Mnbvcxz/sig5}} 02:35, May 30, 2011 (UTC)
::Ok, that makes sense. --{{User:Mnbvcxz/sig5}} 02:35, May 30, 2011 (UTC)
While its not done, the name of my article for the competition is [[Uncyclopedia made my life more different]]. It would be really great if the final round had two completed articles. It might be a good idea to give a reminder to my competitor. Thanks MadMax! --{{User:Shabidoo/sig}} 22:24, June 1, 2011 (UTC)

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For editors needing assistance just leave me a message at the bottom of the page and I'll see what I can do to help.

Note: Thanks to everyone who participated in the first-annual TAW writing competition. The next competition will hopefully be held this summer. If you'd like to help, or if you have advice or suggestions, feel free to leave a message here or on the competition talk page. I've also been working on a new idea for a future writing contest if anyone cares to take a look. Thanks.

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Archives: #1 (2005) - #2 (2006) - #3 (2007 - pt. 1) - #3b (2007 - pt. 2) - #3c (2007 - pt. 3) - #4 (2008) - #5 (2009) - #6 (2010)


I'm defiling your freshly archived talkpage because I'm nice like that. Huzzah! Also, good to see you around again. Also also, you might want to update your talkheader about the TAW, and all. Since it happened and went rather well and shall hopefully continue to happen... what, yearly? Something like that... 1234 ~ 16px-Pointy 04:44, 6 February 2011

  • Thanks. :) It depends on what contests are already running this year. I was hoping to run a second contest after Christmas vacation but I've been kind of busy lately. It should be back in the fall though. MadMax 07:08, March 9, 2011 (UTC)
I'm glad the hi! is already there, as I was about to put the title on. I haven't dropped in for tea in a long time, so Hello! and how'v'ya'been? I wanted to steal something here but you've got everything nailed down. Not much going on, things and halves of things. I will check back here in the next few minutes (months) to see you and talk again. I will bring a hammer, to use the prong side to get some of those nails up. Fair winds. Aleister 00:45 9-2-'11
I brought the bolt cutters and an adjustable snapper with me, but your security here is second to nuns. I'll come back under the cover of darkness later. Pup 01:08 09 Feb '11

Hello Again

I asked you to create a template for me a very long time ago before I figured out what formating was. Do I have to ask your permisson to delete it? If not or if I do and you say yes, I'm putting it in QVFD. --Gamma287 Tro-lo-no 069f11-1 MUN Icons-flag-us ☭Tetяis? 01:20, March 13, 2011 (UTC)

Not at all but I can delete it for you if you like. MadMax 09:22, March 13, 2011 (UTC)
Thanks. --Gamma287 Tro-lo-no 069f11-1 MUN Icons-flag-us ☭Tetяis? 23:44, March 13, 2011 (UTC)

Thank you

I just wanted to say thanks for fixing the link. I didn't even know you where an admin! (‐^▽^‐) . - くそったれ Talk contrib 15:24, March 18, 2011 (UTC)

Nobody knows he's an admin. Nobody. --Littleboyonly TKFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK Oldmanonly 03:42, March 20, 2011 (UTC)

Oy oy!

Thanks, mon. For something. Doing something. I'm not specifying what, though. Way you are, things you do around here, there be so many things it could be, too! But I'll just leave you wondering. *grins mischievously* Cheers! 1234 ~ 16px-Pointy 09:06, 22 March 2011

Hi, images

I see you're removing red links where pics used to be, even on original image pages. I thought that if a pic was on a user page it was protected, esp. someone's original images. How did these files get deleted? As you know I'm a critic of the photo deletion decision (not policy), but, like I said, if a pic was on a user page it was being used. Why not just list where the pics are missing and ask Lyrithya to put them all back? Thanks. Aleister 23:13 22-3-'11

I usually undelete images on a case-by-case basis. Some redlinked images were originally deleted because of cyberbulling, copyright violations or were otherwise "inappropriate". It is odd that a lot of images in userspace were deleted. It could be that the list ZB was sent from Wikia listed all (or most) the images that weren't on mainspace. Right now, I'm going through files at Special:WantedFiles one at a time so I'm not sure how many there are just yet. Personally, I think its faster to just undelete the used files as I find them. MadMax 23:38, March 22, 2011 (UTC)
I took a look, and most of these weren't deleted by Zombiebaron or myself, anyhow. Haven't seen any that were, at least. 1234 ~ 16px-Pointy 23:46, 22 March 2011
Well I was speaking of deleted userspace images in general and not specifically those deleted by you and ZB. Its something I see from time to time but more common since the wikia switchover. Actually there's a few weird bugs I've run across over the past year although it could just be I'm using lousy computer. Often its simply a matter of overlooked vandalism or not having a {{notorphan}} tag. I haven't undeleted a whole lot of the recent images yet though the ones I have are usually used on user talk pages/subpages. File:Highway.jpg, however, was linked to a mainspace article though which makes me wonder how accurate the list ZB has. MadMax 00:33, March 23, 2011 (UTC)
Not terribly so. But it was the best we had. Now something like folks do with the toolserver with wikimedia projects... oh, to have proper database reports, now that would just be glorious. 1234 ~ 16px-Pointy 00:43, 23 March 2011
That's true. Uncyclopedia used to have a great offline site for that, similar to what Wikipedia uses, that listed pretty much everything under the sun. Seems to have disappeared during the switchover though. MadMax 01:06, March 27, 2011 (UTC)


So, I didn't mean to be such a dirty, dirty whore. Is there a line that constitutes what is whoredom and what is trying to link to a page? Perhaps I unintentionally overdid it. In my defense, I was probably wasted. Trevorfiasco 21:49, March 23, 2011 (UTC)

Are you fucking serious

All you have to do to hide a category is tack on (hidden) at the end? What is this bullshit?  Sir Skullthumper, MD (criticize  writings  formspring) 04:28 Mar 27, 2011

It's just a separate subpage I made for the regular Category:Pages that look like the things they're about using __HIDDENCAT__. MadMax 04:35, March 27, 2011 (UTC)
Oh! Thank goodness you told me that, it would've kept me wondering for ages.  Sir Skullthumper, MD (criticize  writings  formspring) 04:39 Mar 27, 2011

ethical trade and No offense

Dear Mad Maxm,

Thanks for uncyclopediafying the two articles. I appreciate the work. No offense, but could you please move ethical trade back to ethical trading. Ethical trade is the production and distribution of products from developing countries to first world markets (usually at a higher price and sold in faggy stores). Ethical trading is the investigation of companies through an ethical lense and recommending or deciding whether to invest in them or not (regarldess of if what country) whether product or service :) :) :) . Thanks again for the links and category additions, and No offense but I think that you are a cum nugget. :) --ShabiDOO 21:54, April 6, 2011 (UTC)

Requested articles

I went on a bender today, and I hope my quality is satisfactory. I went ahead and upped my own reqawards below the one you did yesterday, I think I did it right.

What I feel I need help on, is when to stop. In my life, I am often one to keep going to no end. Eg, my Silent movie I have whole sub sections in mind for that, but is it appropriate to create a whole zombie silent movie "universe" for a joke that pretty much runs itself out int he opening paragraph. The remainder of the article just stays in universe with some twists. I was happy to find Eraserhead in the requested articles because quite randomly, I chose a Harold Lloyd image that was eraserhead-esque. I also thought it looked like the redlinked Klaus Nomi which I am also prepared to write. But, I digress. It was just luck that I was able to link my two most recent new articles. Which is why I chose somerthing completely different to allay fears I was all zombie all the time. Personally I think Zombie jokes and bacon jokes have become cliche, but they did work in my silent film one so I went there. Yea Cheers Thanks a Lot, you can never have enough Hats, Gloves of Shoes. --K3vin-Yak-Bak MUN,CM,NS 22:33, April 6, 2011 (UTC)

I'm not exactly the best person to ask for writing advice but, in my experience, editors who try to create an entire series of articles (e.g. Bloodbath, Disney, Wheeling Jesuit University, etc.) generally end up burnt out and left half-finished. It really depends on how "far" you want to take it. I do like what you've done so far. MadMax 15:46, April 7, 2011 (UTC)

Could you move to Userspace

Could you move back Eon8? Also please re-upload it as it was on The mirror site. Please, I would be Glad if you did. (゚∀゚) - Barn-owl LOL vandalz 20:10, April 8, 2011 (UTC)

Thank you so much!! (・∀・) - Barn-owl LOL vandalz 14:33, April 9, 2011 (UTC)

Australian Football League

Perhaps should be moved to AFL instead, as the page refers to it as AFL 99% of the time, what do you think? - Snowman111 Butlerstar Frosty dah snowguy contribs KUN PLEB Big GREEN Button Big red button 01:47, April 14, 2011 (UTC)

Most style manuals suggest Full Name (F.N.). With the initials being used in the remainder of the piece. A proper redirect would solve any concerns, if in Oz, it is so widely known as AFL, like the US's own NFL, keep in mind the size of the Australian audience. Its confusing enough with the two ABCs LOL. ----K evilLips MUN,CM,NS,3of7 01:56, April 14, 2011 (UTC)

nonadmin thanks

Say, thanks for fixing the category on User:Why do I need to provide this?/Template:nonadmin I was working on that almost exactly a year ago and then completely forgot about it. WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 07:34, April 14, 2011 (UTC)

About deletion for "ICU"

I never even put up the article "List of weapons that exist, and should" for ICU. James1011R 02:27, April 18, 2011 (UTC)

Lyrithya added it on April 3. I can restore it to your userpage if you'd like. MadMax 02:47, April 18, 2011 (UTC)
I suggest restoring it to main as I intended other people to ADD to it. If that's not possible (i.e. you can't undelete) just restore it to "User:James1011R/List of weapons that exist, and should" James1011R 23:45, April 30, 2011 (UTC)

Removal of my userpage

Hi there, I was wondering if you could please remove my userpage. I made it awhile ago and... It's just not something I want falling into the wrong hands. Thanks. CB 18:26, April 20, 2011 (UTC)

Spam filter

When trying to clear the Undictionary of blatant crap, I got this thingy:

Spam protection filter

From Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia. Jump to: navigation, search

The page you wanted to save was blocked by the spam filter. This is probably caused by a blacklisted link or pagename.

The following link, text or pagename is what triggered our spam filter: 8

If you think this is wrong, please contact an admin, and please provide a copy of this message when reporting any problem.

Return to Undictionary:*.

Could you be of any assistance?--JokerhatRespond 21:44, April 24, 2011 (UTC)

I'll ask around to see who can edit the spam filter. In the meantime, you could try substituting "8" for another term (e.g. eight). MadMax 21:50, April 24, 2011 (UTC)
It blocks single digits on newlines followed by spaces - solve this by using a different character in it somewhere, or putting a . after the number, or a space before... although in the case of UnDictionary, it should probably be using #s for the numbered things, anyhow. 1234 ~ 16px-Pointy 22:06, 24 April 2011
I have to do more work to avoid spam filters?--JokerhatRespond 22:14, April 24, 2011 (UTC)
To be fair, you probably shouldn't be using single digit numbers as digits in articles at all. Ain't proper. If it's a list, that's what # is for, and if it's a number in prose, spelling them out is preferred for the short ones... 1234 ~ 16px-Pointy 22:36, 24 April 2011

Thanks for cleaning up after my mess

That shouldn't have happened, but thanks for taking care of it.  Sir Skullthumper, MD (criticize  writings  formspring) 04:43 Apr 27, 2011

Not a problem. MadMax 04:54, April 27, 2011 (UTC)

My apologies

Hi MadMax. You can scratch my rather rude comments earlier. I didn't realize you used the "you username" template into the DYK suggestions so my foolish self thought you were directing them at me. Thanks for adding my suggestions, but they still do not appear on the official DYK page. Maybe you can look into this when you have time? Thanks! --none 04:22, April 28, 2011 (UTC)

The main DYK template uses the <choose> </choose> tag to pick seven or so "facts" from the list at random. You should see your submissions if you refresh the page often enough. MadMax 09:29, April 28, 2011 (UTC)

You are a wonderful person.

I love you. Thanks for all the formatting stuff you've done on my first attempt at an article, at first I honestly thought there was some uncyclopedia fairy that automatically added the wikipedia link and changed my quote into quote format... somehow... shutupimsmartohmygod! Thanks man.

Glad to help. MadMax 01:51, April 30, 2011 (UTC)


Mad max,,,,a huge tournament jambouree all at the same time is a phenomenal idea. Especially with all the different categories, some of them open and closed. This is great if you run them in sync. as if you run 10 at a time, i have the feeling that most of them will work really well and maybe one or two will peter off, but it doesnt matter if you are running a whole bunch of them at the same time. A chance to experiment. I really like the different ideas for touraments and especially that they are single elim. One thing I can tell you, having tried out a single elim tournament in wikipedia was that it fell flat in the group section, not a single group turned out anything in the end. Something to think about. Anyhoo...let me know if you need help with anything :) --ShabiDOO 13:30, May 1, 2011 (UTC)

Thanks. I've been trying to come up with some unique ideas for new writing contests. It would be great to have an annual competition which has a different theme or format, such as a tournament, each year. I'd love to hold some of the tournament ideas though I'd be happy to get just one of the ground. I guess it depends on how much interest there is.
One of the problems I've been trying to figure out is holding a tournament larger tournament. Since an 8-person tournament would run at least three weeks, anything larger than that could go on for months. I've considered a few ideas. Maybe running two 8-person tournaments at the same time or holding each round every other month. I'd appreciate any help you can give. I'm definately open to suggestions. Thanks for signing up. :) MadMax 20:35, May 1, 2011 (UTC)
My pleasure man. I would suggest trying several different 4 person tournaments all at the same time. If you make it informal, youll see which ones work and which ones need to be tinkered with (though theres no reason they should fall flat, intuitively guessing). One thing I really suggest is not limiting the amount of judges. With happy monkey we ended up being 5 judges in total and while there was a lot of similarity in the judging, there were also major differences, and the more judges you have the more unpredictable the outcomes and balanced (in theory) and so next time with HM I dont plan to limit the judges. It also doesnt hurt to brand the tournament (come up with a logo and stick it everywhere you talk about it etc...). Majic man is good at that. I also see nothing wrong with a tournament taking a long time. Theres no reason you couldnt have a 16 person tournament with 1 month increments. Your whole thing seems really well thought out so far and a groovy idea. --ShabiDOO 21:57, May 1, 2011 (UTC)

Yeah, I've been feeling a little iffy about the present judging system myself. In theory, it works when judging the opening round and semi-finals but I'm not quite sure what works best for the final round. Should it be a combination of the existing judges, a new set of three judges or should it be decided in a special VFD? I do like the idea of holding multiple tournaments at once to test different variations. MadMax 00:25, May 2, 2011 (UTC)

A couple things to think about. The VFD thing works well in a one hour contest, the idea is to get a bunch of articles out, and some of them are deleted off and if anyones who is deleted likes it (and who cares, it was all done in only an hour), they will work on it in the user space. Works well. If I were to spend a week writing an article (that a few dozen people have probly read) and then a few people publicly trashed it infront of others (and people can say some really acidic stuff on VFD) Id feel pretty raw about it. I spent a fair bit of time on my pic in Zombie Barons picture and I only got one vote, I dont care cause judging is subjective and the winner deserved to win, but if a bunch of users just threw my picture in the garbage with (what the hell is this shit...kind of attitude and voted to delete it, I would never sign up for the tournament again) though thats just me. Second thing, the VFD wouldnt rank the articles just decide which are not to be deleted. People are lying if they say they entered a tournament only for the fun of it and nothing more :) An unrelated thing to think about, most competitions have three judges, cause, thats just the way its always been (atleast how I have seen). And an even more unrelated thing, I would also recommend encouraging judges that dont judge often, and or dont spend time on VFH or VFD, youll get a much more varied point of view on the articles if you can pull that off. --ShabiDOO 00:45, May 2, 2011 (UTC)


Hello Maddest of the Max's. Would you mind deeply if I reverted your edit and name change on Ali vs Frasier? The lead doesn't fit with any of the story, and the name "Ali vs Fraiser" is much of the joke (are you a boxing fan? If so, never mind. But if not, the Muhammad Ali Joe Frazier fights were a big deal in terms of boxing history and fan appeal. And I had left a note with Funnybony to come work on the page, with his knowledge of boxing and his track record of late on boxing articles. So, yeah, would that be okay, or do you want to redo the page too? Thanks. Aleister 10:28 13-5-'11

Sorry I didn't mean to interfere. I reverted my edits earlier today. I used to watch a lot of boxing when I was younger so I'm looking forward to how the article turns out. I'd be glad to help if you need it. MadMax 18:04, May 13, 2011 (UTC)

Merging articles

You seem to be the only one around here who has any idea how that's actually done. So... ah... how's that actually done? 1234 ~ 16px-Pointy 08:39, 15 May 2011

It's pretty straightforward. If you find two articles of essentially the same topic, say from Category:Articles to be merged, just copy and paste the text to the older article. The talk page should also have {{merged|name of merged article}} to preserve the edit history. Its pretty useful for stubs as well as articles in Category:Articles to be expanded and other time-maintenance categories. If both articles have different styles of writing, or are about different subjects, an alternative is to move one to a more descriptive title and add {{about}}, {{whoops}} or a similar disambiguation notice. MadMax 10:28, May 16, 2011 (UTC)
Alright, thanks, man. 1234 ~ 16px-Pointy 17:09, 16 May 2011
Hope that helps. :) MadMax 12:28, May 18, 2011 (UTC)

Is there a tutorial?

I click on edit a page that desperately needs a rewrite and it looks very confusing with alle the brackets. I can't seem to find a page that explains those to me. The preceding unsigned comment was added by John McSchweeb (talk • contribs)

I'll answer for you, hope you don't mind Max. If you are struggling with editing generally try this article. That should explain what [[these brackets are for]]. Any brackets that {{look like this}} mean that a template of some kind is being generated on the page, you don't need to worry about that too much; if you are struggling try and find another page where someone has used the same kind of template you want to use and then copy that. You can also check out this page which has some helpful pages on editing. I hope that helps. --ChiefjusticeGameBoy 09:41, May 20, 2011 (UTC)

Tournament thing

Hi MadMax, I have a hard time knowing (or getting) what's going on with that good idea, is the experiment going on? Where are the articles? Do you plan on continuing the project? Thanks! Snowflake mini Mattsnow 05:36, May 23, 2011 (UTC)

Damn I suck... I just read the header... (Gets out with his tail between his legs) Snowflake mini Mattsnow 05:41, May 23, 2011 (UTC)

Yeah I was a little late in putting that up. :) MadMax 18:42, May 25, 2011 (UTC)

Single-elimination tournament

Yesterday, I was talking to Dr. Skullthumper about trying to revitalize/call attention to Uncyclopedia:Ideas, and I suggested that we do a single-elimination tournament a la March Madness. He said, "Oh, like MadMax's idea, then." I said, "Yeah, I guess," but meant, "I doubt it, considering I'm a genius and nobody could have possibly come up with this idea before I did."

I was wrong. You totally did come up with it before I did. I could try to Thomas Edison my way into getting credit, but instead, I would like to simply propose that, once your trial run is over, you have the first single-elimination tournament held with your experimental format be a rewriting extravaganza, with the caveat that only pages on Uncyclopedia:Ideas are fair game for rewriting. We could start out with as many people as want to participate and then just whittle them down in however many rounds would be necessary (we could always have a flight system if the numbers get too unmanageable for one bracket). Anyway, let me know how you feel about the idea.~~ Sir Ljlego, GUN  [talk] 03:49, May 24, 2011 (UTC)

Yeah that sounds like a great idea. I was originally going to propose an "official" tournament at the end of the year (involving either NOTM or WOTM winners), but we could try holding one over the summer. I had planned on starting the second TAW competition in late-June/early-July (and the third in late-September/early-October). Do you have a specific date in mind? MadMax 19:00, May 25, 2011 (UTC)
I didn't really have one in mind, but now that I'm looking at the TAW competition it looks like they share a similar philosophy, so is there any chance I could hijack the summer timeslot for this, just to see if it works?~~ Sir Ljlego, GUN  [talk] 19:07, May 25, 2011 (UTC)
Sure that's fine. MadMax 19:31, May 25, 2011 (UTC)


Hello Mr. Max, or should I just call you Mad? I started up a new category, Mafia, and asketh you to please dig through your knowledge of the site and add pages and pics to it. That would do the boys down at the club good, capice? Thanks! Aleister 13:49 25-5-'11

I'll get right on it. :) MadMax 19:01, May 25, 2011 (UTC)
Thanks! I saw a couple Mafia pages go by on recent changes and realized you'd gotten my note. There's a pic of a mafia license plate someplace I dropped off on a user's talk page (he used "The Don" as a nickname) but I can't remember his name. Too many users, too little time. Thanks again! Aleister 20:23 25-5-'11
p.s. Damn, I can't believe I didn't look through the File:Mafia titles. I don't know what I was thinking. Duh.

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like, really!--Funnybony Icons-flag-th Agnideva-small.jpg AGT-logo-small.jpg 20:37, May 29

My pleasure. You deserve it. :) MadMax 05:00, May 30, 2011 (UTC)

Cat Issue

Isn't Category:Political people co-extensive and redundant with Category:Politicians? --Mn-z 02:23, May 30, 2011 (UTC)

Some people involved in politics aren't politicians. MegaPleb Dexter111344 Complain here 02:27, May 30, 2011 (UTC)
Can I haz sum examples? --Mn-z 02:31, May 30, 2011 (UTC)
Its supposed to be a parent category for various political occupations. A dictator or a diplomat, I think, doesn't really fit the job description of a politician. Neither would, say, lobbyists, activists, political staffers, etc. MadMax 02:34, May 30, 2011 (UTC)
Ok, that makes sense. --Mn-z 02:35, May 30, 2011 (UTC)


While its not done, the name of my article for the competition is Uncyclopedia made my life more different. It would be really great if the final round had two completed articles. It might be a good idea to give a reminder to my competitor. Thanks MadMax! --ShabiDOO 22:24, June 1, 2011 (UTC)

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