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Beginner's Guide
to Being an Uncyclopedian
On Good Writing

How to be Funny
How to Use the Wiki
How to Format

On Good Behavior

Be Civil
Cyberbullying is Forbidden
Give The Administrators Pie

See also...

Help Contents
What Uncyclopedia is not

Most aspects of the Uncyclopedia's existence are outlined in our aptly named "about" page: Uncyclopedia:About.

There are a couple of important pieces to note in this article

  • "Uncyclopedia is an encyclopedia full of misinformation and utter lies."
We are not wikipedia, but that should already have been plainly obvious. Fact is discouraged, comedy is paramount. However, please note that the opposite of the truth is hardly ever funny. Funny > lies.
  • "The mission of Uncyclopedia is to provide the world's misinformation in the least redeeming and most searingly sarcastic and humourous way possible."
Humorous is the operative word here. While we say sarcasm is vaunted, we are not a dumping ground for pure propaganda, humourless nonsense, opinion, or flames.
  • "Try to be funny and not just stupid."
Stupid is not the same as funny. The next section illustrates this point exactly.

In essence, we are about parody. Parody is about making people laugh. Make people laugh. This is easily done by bearing the next section in mind when writing texty thingies about stuff.

Unlike Buddhism, Being a Good Uncyclopedian requires two Good things: Good Writing, and Good Behavior.

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