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Out of curiosity, I looked at the arrangement of the main page of our beloved Uncyclopedia and discovered at least nine ways to vandalize the main page without having administrative privileges, all of which include vandalizing certain unprotected templates. While the average vandal may not be aware of this method (and they won't be so long as they don't read this forum discussion), I felt it was necessary to point some of these templates out so that they can (possibly) be protected:

We are fucking doomed. --Hotadmin4u69 [TALK] 23:45, 8 November 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for spilling the beans there. --General Insineratehymn 23:46, 8 November 2007 (UTC)
I've always looked up to Geraldo Rivera. --Hotadmin4u69 [TALK] 23:48, 8 November 2007 (UTC)
Thanks EMC. DYK and the Recent UnNews template are on autoconfirm so that registered users can add to them. And let's face it, any obvious main page dickery is gonna be noticed fairly quickly; after all, another way to spam the main page is to edit the current anniversary, which is why I have all 366 of them on my watchlist. -- Sir Codeine K·H·P·B·M·N·C·U·Bu. · (Harangue) 23:53, 8 November 2007 (UTC)
I'd just like to point out that User:Masterof9puppets recently told me he was gonna vandalize the main page via the recentunnews template. With goatse. - P.M., WotM, & GUN, Sir Led Balloon Baloon(Tick Tock) (Contribs) 23:58, Nov 8
...Is conspiracy to commit vandalism a banworthy offense? Hmm. --Hotadmin4u69 [TALK] 00:00, 9 November 2007 (UTC)
I'd would like to see him banned with a message like "I saw in my crystal ball what you were about to do, but I don't thinnk everyone at uncyclopedia needs to see it as well." But that's just for comedy value. - P.M., WotM, & GUN, Sir Led Balloon Baloon(Tick Tock) (Contribs) 00:03, Nov 9

Damn you.

You just HAD to tell the WHOLE WORLD about those, didn't you? I will now hate you for the rest of eternity.

--SPY Administrator (Complain|I rock|In memoriam) HMRFRA Bluegarrisoncapsig.png 30px-Sucrose_b.gif WH 23:50, 8 November 2007 (UTC)

Your user name is so misleading. --Hotadmin4u69 [TALK] 23:55, 8 November 2007 (UTC)
Uh, what ban hammer is that exactly? If you'd like to see a ban hammer, I've got one you can have a nice close look at... -- Sir Codeine K·H·P·B·M·N·C·U·Bu. · (Harangue) 23:57, 8 November 2007 (UTC)
What are these blood stains from? Sig_pic.PNG Unsolicited conversation Extravagant beauty PEEING 00:02, 9 November 2007 (UTC)
I'd really like you to change your username back and stop pretending to be an administrator. If you don't, I'll cross you off my Xmas card list. Then kill you. Spang talk 00:37, 09 Nov 2007
Yes, it is a bit of a dumb joke. Who did you used to be? --Strange (but) Untrue  Whhhy?Whut?How? *Back from the dead* 00:55, 9 November 2007 (UTC)

I used to be Banjo2e. However, this username rocks. Seriously. When was the last time you found someone who actually managed to get the username "Administrator", "Moderator", "Admin", or any other variant? Besides, I *don't* pretend to be an admin. I never say I am. Sure, I make some puns off it, but usually someone else started it by asking in a sarcastic voice. Heck, I even SAY I am not an admin on my userpage. And, most importantly, I'm not in the Sysop list.

Also, since I have the title "Spy", it can generally be assumed that, even if I pretended to be so, I am not an admin, but just pretending to be one.

Oh, and it's the Holy Ban Hammer of Antioch. --SPY Administrator (Complain|I rock|In memoriam) HMRFRA Bluegarrisoncapsig.png 30px-Sucrose_b.gif WH 03:31, 9 November 2007 (UTC)

All the same, I'm pretty sure most n00bs are going to assume you are an admin, which is a bit bad really. Good job for you I'm too lazy to do anything more about it than complain. --Strange (but) Untrue  Whhhy?Whut?How? *Back from the dead* 09:52, 9 November 2007 (UTC)
So you don't think this hasn't been done in practically every forum of existence? Chances are people know the joke has been beaten to death already. ~ Tophatsig 9/11/2007 @ 12:29
Hear, hear! (Also, it's not like I contact n00bs on a regular basis; only those who read forums and/or visit IRC would know about me, and, furthermore, the one time I DID contact a n00b I wrote specifically that I was NOT an actual admin.) --SPY Administrator (Complain|I rock|In memoriam) HMRFRA Bluegarrisoncapsig.png 30px-Sucrose_b.gif WH 21:54, 9 November 2007 (UTC)
That's as maybe, but one of these days you'll end up getting into a bit of a disagreement with somebody, and there'll be just that little bit of a temptation not to tell them that little fact. I'd rather you didn't have to suffer that moral dilemma. And as for the joke issue, I'm sure I've actually seen real admins on boards call themselves things like this, due to lack of imagination or whatever. When I first saw you post as Administrator, I think I kind of assumed you were one of those Wikia staffy people with their strange and wonderful powers. --Strange (but) Untrue  Whhhy?Whut?How? *Back from the dead* 04:24, 10 November 2007 (UTC)
Well, see, that's the joke. Most places online either have the foresight to register usernames in advance to prevent people from getting them (by the way, you should do such with User:Codeine's Mom, User:Admin, and User:Moderator) or they, as you say, register them due to lack of imagination. I, however, am a regular person. Quite frankly, the joke fits in perfectly in the context of Uncyclopedia. Also, I have suffered that moral dilemma already, and have executed the style joke while making absolutely clear that I was being funny and not justat all serious. --SPY Administrator (Complain|I rock|In memoriam) HMRFRA Bluegarrisoncapsig.png 30px-Sucrose_b.gif WH 05:22, 10 November 2007 (UTC)
Hmmmm.... I think you may be confusing "joke" with just "being a bit annoying"... --Strange (but) Untrue  Whhhy?Whut?How? *Back from the dead* 09:04, 10 November 2007 (UTC)
How so? *Poke* Like this? *Poke* Annoying like this? *Poke* Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 09:25, 10 November 2007 (UTC)
When I first saw that user name I thought That is the guy who keeps sending me emails to me with subjects such as "Your email account is tubby, please liposuction it" and then when I open them there is a spam along the lines of "MAKE GIRL HAPPYS WITH GIGANTIC MANHOOD" inside. Too bad Administrator really isn't that guy, I'd really like to meet him. Briefly. With a length of sand-filled hosepipe. ----OEJ 17:41, 11 November 2007 (UTC)
Well, that's rather rude. --The honourable Misleading Username, Esq. (Communications Dept.) 21:27, 11 November 2007 (UTC)
OEJ? Rude? No. Naked? Yes. Makes it tough to safely cook bacon, from what I hear. Screams, mostly. Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 22:31, 11 November 2007 (UTC)
Why do you think he has only one eye? Nekked cooking is dangerous!!! Sig_pic.PNG Unsolicited conversation Extravagant beauty PEEING 02:15, 12 November 2007 (UTC)
I had a bit of a scalded sausage the other day, it's true. ----OEJ 19:01, 12 November 2007 (UTC)
Is that anything like spotted dick or Berwick cockle? Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 19:05, 12 November 2007 (UTC)
Spotted dick...boy, that brings back memories. I haven't had that since I had shore leave in Liverpool. But I understand that the girls are cleaner now so it's not as common as it once was. ----OEJ 16:19, 13 November 2007 (UTC)

Actually, this is a good point

I've never been fond of this particular username either. Zombiebaron and I were discussing it on IRC last night, and considering whether he should change back to User:Banjo2e. Any other admins have any opinions on this matter? -- Sir Codeine K·H·P·B·M·N·C·U·Bu. · (Harangue) 13:21, 9 November 2007 (UTC)

If we had an usernames ignorable policy one of the only rules would be not to pick misleading usernames that imply an authority you don't have, like user:Administrator or user:Codeine's mom.---Asteroid B612B612 (aka Rataube) - Ñ 17:16, 9 November 2007 (UTC)
Wholeheartedly support forcing a username change to something else, or ban. Spang talk 02:25, 11 Nov 2007

Back to the topic

How long could I get banned for changing every one of those templetes to {{Main Page}}?

heh heh.

Also, how many pages are on your watch list, Codeine? Fresh Stain Serq Fet of Pokemon (At your service) 05:59, 9 November 2007 (UTC)

Currently? 1,685 (not including talk pages). I SEE ALL. -- Sir Codeine K·H·P·B·M·N·C·U·Bu. · (Harangue) 11:56, 9 November 2007 (UTC)
As much as I hate to say I told you so... - P.M., WotM, & GUN, Sir Led Balloon Baloon(Tick Tock) (Contribs) 23:03, Nov 9
Don't lie. You're loving it, aren't you, you... you... BALLOON!?!?! Sig_pic.PNG Unsolicited conversation Extravagant beauty PEEING 23:33, 9 November 2007 (UTC)
I'm deriving a bit of twisted pleasure from the whole thing, yes. After all, I told you so. - P.M., WotM, & GUN, Sir Led Balloon Baloon(Tick Tock) (Contribs) 00:00, Nov 10

The EASIEST way to vandalise the front page.... to be an Admin. :) -- Sir Mhaille Icons-flag-gb (talk to me)

Too bad you're all mature and responsible. A beacon of grownupness, if you will. Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 23:57, 9 November 2007 (UTC)
Pfft BonSig.png (Bonner) Icons-flag-gb (Talk) Nov 10, 11:15

I'd just like to remind everyone....

...that I told you so. - P.M., WotM, & GUN, Sir Led Balloon Baloon(Tick Tock) (Contribs) 04:56, Nov 13

/me lynches Led. Sig_pic.PNG Unsolicited conversation Extravagant beauty PEEING 23:33, 13 November 2007 (UTC)
I still want to put {{Main Page}} on all the templates. But Puppet's 'experiences' have discouraged me somewhat. Maybe I should fly to New York and make an account there to do it. Fresh Stain Serq Fet of Pokemon (At your service) 06:21, 14 November 2007 (UTC)
So what, Led? Each occurrence lasted less than a minute, and the guy got himself infinibanned. To me this proves that a) we're efficient, and b) pre-emptive bans are unnecessary. -- Sir Codeine K·H·P·B·M·N·C·U·Bu. · (Harangue) 13:28, 15 November 2007 (UTC)
Yeah, I know. I'm just saying, I told you so. - P.M., WotM, & GUN, Sir Led Balloon Baloon(Tick Tock) (Contribs) 20:06, Nov 15
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