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So I like to make text games on uncyclopedia (which I've done on and off for years) but I don't really come here often anymore. Sometimes I get sparks of creativity and want to come here and make a game but they always get deleted even when I leave specific messages saying that I will return to work on it more. So is there a way I can not have my stuff deleted? I'm comfortable with using wiki html and don't want to learn any other platforms for making text games.

Thanks, -Da man360Talk HAPPY 20:12, 31 August 2013! 20:12, August 31, 2013 (UTC)

I'm very sorry that your games get deleted. We do have well respected admins around here and deletion of an article should have a reason provided with it. If you wish to request one of your deleted articles back then please message on an admin's talk page: User talk:SPIKE, for example and name the article. Thanks and please keep writing! Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 20:17, August 31, 2013 (UTC)
Oh cool, I didn't know articles could be brought back, thanks! -Da man360Talk HAPPY 20:20, 31 August 2013! 20:20, August 31, 2013 (UTC)
That's ok mate. Once again on behalf of Uncyclopedia, I apolagise. Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 20:23, August 31, 2013 (UTC)

Admin Romartus deleted this game roughly ten months ago, citing the abandonment of a Work In Progress tag. You note on my talk pages that the subpages still exist and ask, "can I still have some assurance that it won't be deleted again? In fact, you can have such an assurance if you do any of three things:

  • Create the game in your personal namespace, which is anything beginning with User:Da man360/. Userspace pages are not given a tag with an expiration date and are not deleted for any reason short of cyberbullying. Or
  • Don't abandon your project for ten months. Or
  • Make it the least bit funny.

You see, this is a humor website, not your personal sandbox, and we ought not be read the riot act when you put stuff in a project space and expect it to stay there in an incomplete state indefinitely. By the way, there is minimal content on the page that was deleted. But there is a warning that "This project is not open for editing without permission." On the contrary, it was. Spıke Ѧ 00:54 1-Sep-13

What Spike said. As a case in point, Game:Alone in the Dark took me around 18 months, on and off, from the time I had the idea to the time it was featured, and then it was significantly edited another few months down the track. The only reason why it wasn't deleted as an abandoned work in progress is that it was built in my user space. But most text based games end up being pretty crappy. The last time I played a commercially available text based game was the mid 80s (, and that was written by one of the best comedy authors around. 10 years later another author of a similar stature created a computer game (WP:Discworld (video game)), and it was an interactive adventure with voice talents of one of the Monty Python cast. another 15 years after that I doubt that text adventures are really the most popular of formats.                               Puppy's talk page01:09 03 Sep 2013
Weren't text based games replaced by the wheel? --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 12:32, September 4, 2013 (UTC)