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We all got here, one way or another. But telling HOW we got here could add some small window into how to better get more
pathetic losers users to our site. It might also let us know how we would go about promoting Uncyclopedia, if that's at all necessary, which it probably isn't. Ok, well, since this is my horrible idea, I'll go first....
Google search for AAAAAAAAAAAA. Instant boredom cure. Spammed quotes, got banned, whined on IRC, got unbanned, made some stupid mistakes, had a tantrum and finally solved the problem through hypnotism. Hey, it works for giving up cigarettes. --16:07, 28 November 2006 (UTC)
I found this site while checking www.gnxp.com, which is a science blog dealing with genetics/biology/evolution et cetera. A lot of this stuff is crap but ive found some gems as well, and I plan to write (more) articles myself when I have enough time. --The anarch 11:38, 28 November 2006 (UTC)
I got here from none other than Google Image. When I'm REALLY bored I'll search for funny pictures. I can across a particular picture and clicked on it. The picture directed me to here, Crap Cyclopedia. --Paco 05:18, 27 November 2006 (UTC)
Well, I stumbled onto Uncyclopedia by accident really (Like two years ago I think). I was bored one day, and thanks to the power the the Internet, I found this site, and I've been using it as a tool to escape from boredom ever since. It wasn't until recently that I decided to sign up for it, so I could add some of my infinite wisdom (yeah right) to this fine place. --MoosePie 23:07, 31 January 2007 (UTC)
I got here from a link on Blue's News to the John Carmack article. It wasn't that great, but I started searching and found War on Terra, among other hilarious things, which kinda blew me away. Circa early Summer of 2005.-- 18:08, 24 August 2006 (UTC)
I was contributing to (generally) the humanities desk at wikipedia, and somebody noted uncyclopedia in a response. I checked it out, thought it was kind of funny, and wrote a couple of articles anonymously that were immediately huffed. I began learning definitions (what's a noob? what's burninated mean?), and had a conversation with some users and admins (notably Sbluen and Tompkins) as I/we created a worthwhile article...Vincent Van Gogh's Things To Do on a Rainy Afternoon.--Shandon 18:37, 24 August 2006 (UTC)
I've heard of Uncyclopedia in some news articles early this year I think, but didn't really visit it much at the time. Then one day (in March I think) fark.com linked to the UnNews article about Microsoft copyrighting the letter "e". I found that hilarious and checked back for other UnNews stories frequently, finally starting to write my own in April. --Composure1 19:42, 24 August 2006 (UTC)
I honestly have no idea anymore. It was May of last year, and I remember laughing myself sick at Kitten Huffing (which was a much shorter, funnier article at the time), but I can't actually remember how I got here. I can't seem to find my way out either.... --
Funny story, actually. I made a bunch of hilarious bullshit articles on Wikipedia, and the admin who banned me suggested I come here, where articles like that would be accepted. The rest is history. -- Holla | CUN 20:00, 24 August 2006 (UTC)
I found Uncyclopedia around early March (2005) via a link on the Straight Dope message board, which I only read sporadically these days. My first "major" project was working on the original Zork with Algorithm. Back in those days you could check every single edit on Recent Changes easily - sometimes there were only a couple an hour. The front page wasn't protected and even after we instituted a "featured article" system anyone could change the highlighted article at will. Good times... —rc (t) 20:07, 24 August 2006 (UTC)
December, 2005. I was starting to get interested in Wikipedia, about to make my first edits when
an asshole a good friend of mine told me "hey, you would probably like Uncyclopedia better". I got so strongly seduced by its hypnotizing powers that I started a "Vote me for Noob of the Month Campaign". When I realized I had no chance I quit the campaign and gave my support to user:Suresh. But user:MoneySign beat us both. Damn you Moneysign! If you want to led me away you'll have to try harder!---Asteroid B612 (aka Rataube) - Ñ 21:17, 24 August 2006 (UTC)
I found a link in May last year on a blog. I can't remember which blog, nor for that matter why on earth I was wasting my valuable time reading a blog, but it was love at first sight. With Uncyclopedia, I mean. Not the blog. Ugh. Horrid things. -- Sir Codeine K·H·P·B·M·N·C·U·Bu. · (Harangue) 23:57, 24 August 2006 (UTC)
A friend of mine's little brother had stumbled upon it somehow, I'm not exactly sure how he found it, although I assume it was on another humor site of some sort. The first article I ever read was "500 foot Jesus," I think the second was "Voice Phones." Good times...00:03, 25 August 2006 (UTC)
Last June I searched for some random thing on Google and a result from a mysterious "Uncyclopedia" showed up. I investigated the site, and found the idea of it simply stunning. I started reading a bunch of history related articles, and decided to help improve them a bit and I have been around here since then. ~Sir Rangeley GUN WotM UotM EGA +S (talk) 00:09, 25 August 2006 (UTC)
My shrink suggested I come here to work out some issues. I was also sleeping with her at the time, so it was doubly imperative that I listen. She told me it would be a good way to get past my "delusions of grandeur", having strangers mercilessly lambast my writing and tell me that I suck. Unfortunately that never happened, as I was immediately embraced with the wide open arms of an inordinate amount of users and several sockpuppets. Of course, I was hooked. Actually, it was a brief stint on wikipedia which brought me here, but that one was already taken. -- Imrealized ...hmm? 00:15, 25 August 2006 (UTC)
Somebody posted about it on, of all things, a Kansas City Chiefs (American Football team) Message Board. This was March of 2005. I joined and immediately became the best thing ever to happen to Uncyclopedia, and remain as thus to this day. --00:35, 25 August 2006 (UTC)
Sometime in early 2005, probably January or so when I first heard, but March when I first really got into it, I heard about Uncyclopedia. It was a fun change from Kingdom of Loathing, the other website I wasted my time in computer class with. Then I got hooked on Uncyc more and more and yeah. Now here I am :) --Insertwackynamehere | Talk | Rate 01:20, 25 August 2006 (UTC)
I stumbled upon Wikipedia's Bad Jokes and Other Deleted Nonsense last June. One day I noticed that someone pasted a very funny Calvin and Hobbes vandalism to Wikipedia's entry on the comic strip. Someone immediately said was from Uncyclopedia. Intrigued, I clicked over, saw Ernest Hemingway's Cookery Corner, and got hooked. First thing I ever did (as an IP) was work on American Civil War.--Procopius 03:06, 25 August 2006 (UTC)
Sitting during free period in school, searching wikipedia looking for anything funny to relieve the monotony of the standard schoolday. I went from joke, to humor, to pun and eventually made my way to parody. After begrudgingly reading through parody (because I had not read it and I like parody) I spotted a sentence at the very bottom about Wikipedia has it's own humorous parody, Uncyclopedia. After reading about half the page and stifling my laughter I found it, the link to Uncycs main page. Now here I am, not standing out in my work but doing my part with the time I have.--Wit (tawk) 03:52, 25 August 2006 (UTC)
I don't recall exactly, but it involved a group of ubergeek hackers I used to hang out with on SILC. It also had something to do with Wikipedia. A few things came together at the right time, coupled with Splarka's hospitality and training that made me into the humourless admin you see today. I think they wanted me to stick around and keep up my cruft crushing activities. It's a wonderful site.05:10, 25 August 2006 (UTC)
At the Kingdom of Loathing's forums, there's a subforum called "Random Ramblings"
which I was a semiregular of of which I was a semiregular. It's roughly equivalent to an off-topic forum, and was home to the funnier of the people there. Someone posted the link to Uncyc's article on us, which was at the time a rather pathetic stub, and a bunch of us from the forum decided to improve it. Operation Degrassi Knoll was successful, and most left. I, however, stayed, and started to look around the rest of the site. I liked what I saw, and stuck around. 05:50, 25 August 2006 (UTC)
- You play KoL? I just found out about/got hooked on that a few days ago... --User:Nintendorulez 13:33, 4 November 2006 (UTC)
I heard about Uncyclopedia in a little thread in a south asian forum where i used to participate. this was about 3/4 months ago. i checked out uncyc. & found it funny: i cut&pasted&linked from uncyc. to that forum but no one laughed. my posts were ignored. i felt guilty and i ignored uncyc. too. but that forum was prudish and it was only a matter of time before i'd collide headlong with the admins.
one dark and stormy night one day i cursed and i spammed and i promptly got banned. i settled down here. -- mowgli 06:03, 25 August 2006 (UTC)
I was on Wikipedia, middle November 2005, looking at the "list of religions" (for whatever reason, I'm not sure). Then I came across the "parody religion" article, from which I found "parody", from which I found "Uncyclopedia", to which I came to the Uncyc Main Page. Then later I found BJAODON and got to Uncyc from there too. ~ 08:04, 25 August 2006 (UTC)
I was contributing to Wikipedia, but I was rapidly getting sick of their pious attitude. They were having a debate about whether to keep their article on the perpetual motion cat/toast device, and somebody said it had been sporked from Uncyclopedia. I had a little glimpse over here, and was immediately hooked like a trout.09:11, 25 August 2006 (UTC)
A regular reader of my blog [] told me that I was made for this place. They also knew me from the H2G2 [] site where I used to contribute under the name of "Dr. Deckchair Funderlik" (not my real name). I was actually really nervous about contributing anything here, and as a consequence, I didn't. Until about 10 months later, when the first "Poo Lit" competition was run, so I entered with Bouncy Castle and lost. That made me laugh and laugh. I waited a week, gripping my monitor hard and licking my keyboard, and then I self-nommed the Castle and it was a big hit. The rest is history, with a dash of sociology and a huge stumpy lump of psychology thrown in. Next stop is writing a book full of large articles and trying to shift it on the black market. And that's what it was. That ... and the ceaseless voices of the dark ones. --Sir Hardwick Fundlebuggy (Bleat) 10:17, 25 August 2006 (UTC)
I was just killing some time browsing through Wikipedia, which I had just been using to do some research for an essay on something, I think it was about teapots. Probably got side tracked. Anyway, I was looking through some of the Bad Jokes and Deleted stuff for a laugh and noticed the Uncyclopedia link on there. When I clicked it, I actually thought it was an internal link because Uncyclopedia looked like Wikipedia so much. At first, I didn't do that much, just making the odd addition or rewrite here and there until the first Poo Lit Surprise which actually got me writing some proper stuff for Uncyc. -- Hindleyite 10:44, 25 August 2006 (UTC)
I think I was googling (back when Google still loved us... snif) for something funny to read. I ended up here. I'm not sure why. Generally I've gotten good results with Google. ~ T. (talk) 11:00, 25 August 2006 (UTC)
Decided to click a link on slashdot about an external combustion engine. I guess I made a good choice, as the article was funny and I'm still here. --Ap0ll0 23:42, 25 August 2006 (UTC)
One day I was browsing off topic at a QBasic/FreeBASIC forum when I stumbled upon a topic noting Uncyclopedia. I've been here ever since. --- Jaques Pirat IS NOT FRENCH! TP, F@H 23:55, 25 August 2006 (UTC)
It's Hebrew Wikipedia's bureaucrat Mr. Shay fault that I'm here. If he acted a bit more like his name he would be too ashamed to let the wp'ns know about Uncyc. I was just goofing around through the he.wp talk pages and saw this link he posted. I thought the I burning your dog article was genius and started to Hebrew spam the recent changes until they let me have an uncyc of my own. This place is too funny. --
VFP Eincyc (talk) 00:05, 26 August 2006 (UTC)
I pressed the "random page" button on Wikipedia in search of a page in need of touch-ups (at this time I was a Wikipedian) and the page happened to be Wikipedia's Uncyclopedia article. I thought, "This looks interesting". The rest is history. Now I spend more time on Uncyclopedia, and pretty much none of my time on my Wikipedia account of the same name. --Hotadmin4u69 [TALK] 00:10, 26 August 2006 (UTC)
Was on B3ta's forum back in July '05 and somebody mentioned Uncyc; it seemed like a good place for someone with compulsive writing disease. I had "corrected" a few articles on Wikipedia but was/am really not interested in contributing much (Christ knows I have to write enough serious, clear, informative piggymuffins to earn my bi-weekly crust.)----OEJ 00:37, 26 August 2006 (UTC)
I've been on Wikipedia (en, fr) for a little under two years now, playing mostly a bit part at best, but was a long-time fan of BJAODN back in the days when we didn't have much of anywhere else to put our nonsense. (Mind you, it's gone downhill since then - but that just means it has served its purpose and we now have other outlets to handle any sudden temptations to lease an entire server in the biggest datacentre in Vancouver and use it to dump brazillions of pages of patented nonsense™ on every nation from Taiwan to Finland to Brazil).
It's in some ways unfortunate that en.wp has become so political these days, with the endless agendas and revert wars. Wikipédia isn't like that in other languages, where the community is smaller - perhaps some things scale poorly on the non-technical side. Still, they have gathered an impressive amount of info over the years and I do still turn up there occasionally, even if it's just long enough to get a couple more pieces of useless talk-page spam from some robot with an attitude. --Carlb 00:50, 26 August 2006 (UTC)
Link in either a sig or an article comment on slashdot.org sometime mid-Feb 05. Before we got slashdotted the first few times. Looks like I finally took the time to log in and make stupid edits around the end of March, 05.01:09, 26 August 2006 (UTC)
That osirisX dude told me about it.
In October 2005 I was looking for dirty pictures and stumbled somehow on Uncyc, so while here I typed "Canada" into the search box, because hosers make the best naughty photos. Finding none, I wasted a stupid amount of time adding various non-pron text to that page, eventually spilling over into sub-pages. It wasn't until much later that I made Canadians and finally added the porn reference that was sorely missing.
Now you guys won't let me leave. I can't even check my email. Please, just let me go!--21:13, 27 August 2006 (UTC)
Or, more likely, I followed a link from Wired or Slashdot. More likely, but my original statement is true too.--03:17, 2 September 2006 (UTC)
I was doing a Google search on a serious subject last year and all of the sudden I noticed there was something wrong in one of those results.
"Hmmm, ooook... What? Wait a minute..."
So, who said the Internet was good for homework assignments, huh? (I was a 3rd year University student back then by the way.)
Google. March 2005. I don't really remember much... but it was at mrpalmguru then, and hmm. I remember I liked Sauron, Lord of the Dance, and it being an encyclopedia of misinformation and lies, sort of like Congress or Parliament. I think Star Trek was a cooking magazine at that point. --KATIE!! 05:21, 26 August 2006 (UTC)
My Dad acctaully told me about it. He found a link to it somewhere, and since I am a humor buff he figured I would enjoy it. The first article I read was "Richard Nixon", and I've been making crap articles since around September 2005. --15:23, 26 August 2006 (UTC)
I got here from my mother's vagina. No, seriously, I know it was following a link from Wikipedia's page on Uncyclopedia, but how I got there is a mystery. It's quite possible that my guardian angel led me to Uncyclopedia, or just as likely that I followed a link from Wikipedia's own page on itself. So, basically, I just confirmed what nearly everyone I have met here believes: my coming to uncyclopedia was a horrible mistake :-( <DiZ goes to sulk in a corner> --Señor DiZtheGreat CUN AOTM ( Worship me!) (Praise me!) (Join me!) AMEN! 15:55, 26 August 2006 (UTC)
I got here only after I figured out that there is a difference between Wikipedia and Wiccapedia. -- 18:10, 26 August 2006 (UTC)
So, one day I was taking a stroll through the park, and discovered that Wikis were too serious. So I decided to go on a search for some REAL humor, and I discovered the holy Uncyclope... Wait, you're not buying it? Alright, let's start over:
A giant meteor was heading towards earth. The only way to stop it was to find and help with an encyclopedia so funny the Meteor would cru... Wait, that doesn't work either? All right, here's the real scoop:
I was searching for a subject in Wikia, and found it in Uncyclopedia. Crazyswordsman 02:08, 27 August 2006 (UTC)
I was depressed and screamed "AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!11" all the day long,. I searched for that in Google, and found Uncyclopedia. Also aaaaaaaaaaa %D0%85m%D1%96ddl%D0%B5 / T - C 13:27, 27 August 2006 (UTC)
I can't really remember how I got here. Hell, I can't even remember what I had for breakfast! The only part I can remember is that I was searching for funny stuff on Google and ended up here. -- 16:50, 27 August 2006 (UTC)
Edit: Sorry, forgot to sign.
The word of you guys got around to a forum/site I work at for Mutlimedia and Information Writing. I would have completely ignored Uncyclopedia if it wasn't for the HTBFANJS guide. I found that thing to be really cool.--Mr Mega 20:56, 27 August 2006 (UTC)
I remember the day I got here. Chron, then a mere human by our standards decided to do stuff, and then i was here, and there were lasers and explosions and zoom! Kapow. Suddenly, it was Spain! I called my local representative and shazam! I left the dog at the curb and went into the lake. Then I was here. And then I wasn't! All at once, peaches, then fish. Where was the toaster? Tot he left! Zam! Pow! Whoah! And then we were all "Aaaaah!" and then i was all Whoah! And we were here!
Chron's a friend of mine. I found this place on his page and started editing. He said there was a vacancy for curmudgeonly admins. I happily obliged.--Sir Flammable KUN (Na Naaaaa...) 21:40, 27 August 2006 (UTC)
If I recall correctly, one of my friends who frequents slashdot linked me here about 1 1/2 years ago. Since then I had some good ideas for articles and some better ideas for images. So I made an account. Ever since then, my outlook on the world has changed. If you too are a pessimistic basement-dweller, and you feel like your life needs a change for the better, call now. You have nothing to lose. --02:24, 28 August 2006 (UTC)
It was a cold, wet wintery night in december 2005 that I had the (at least what seemed at the time) great idea of mixing my ritalin supppliment with some weird mushrooms I found in the back of my garden the weekend before. Maniacally, I concocted this potion and decided to have a slurp. Alas, instead of having some kind of rush, it merely created a sort of Jekyll and Hyde moment. As I started metamorphosing into a giant cockroach and the floor turned to cheese - I noticed something. Something was writing on the wall - the letters were twisted and contorted, but I could make out a word. One word: Uncyclopedia. I awoke, sweating, on my bed. It was just a dream - no cream of ritalin and mushroom soup at all. That was, until I noticed the potion spilt on the floor. Fortunately for the rest of the people at Uncyclopedia, there have been no dangerous side effects; apart from my inability to stop pathologically lieing and spell to correctly. --The14:04, 28 August 2006 (UTC)
I can barely admit it, but they say its the first step to being cured. I was a Wikipedian Bastard Operator From Hell. You know all the urban legends about BOFHs that you hear about on the net. Well, I'm here to tell ya its all true. I did it all, conned passwords from the n00bs, stole candy from babies, and tripped little ole ladies. And then one day, they closed the doors to Wikipedia forever. Yeah, I deserved it, but it still hurt just the same. It hurt, not because I liked any of those bastards, but because I was addicted to that substance called Wiki. Shit, I even free based it a few times. And then it was all gone.
Days later, right in the middle of a dream, a figure like Chronarion, or Todd Lyons came to me, alot like Jesus during a heat wave, beckoning me forth and hither. I remember in my dream there was this little thing in the corner laughing, and they called it a Splaka. The only thing I can remember saying in my dream was, "What the FUCK?!?" And then swish, it was all over. The next morning, I made about 10 pounds of mashed potatoes for breakfast and created a mashed potato mountain that looked exactly like Castle Rock. I have no idea why.
- P.S. Actually, all that was a total lie,... yeah I know pretty believable. The one and only real reason I found my way to here was from an insult posted in a Wikipedia discussion page. Yeah, I'm one of those people that clicks every damn link on a page. Some know-it-all-uber-wikipedian was insulting somebody's whatever and it should be moved to the crap infested Wiki called Uncyclopedia. So, click I followed...--HP talk 03:23, 14 September 2006 (UTC)
I was "researching" Flying Spagetti Monsterism, and was somehow linked to the Uncyc entry. Get saved! 12:56, 29 August 2006 (UTC)
Hi, I'm Mandaliet.
Like other people, I was looking at Wikipedia's Bad Jokes and Other Deleted Nonsense about a year ago, and I thought it was really funny. I also thought that it would be neat if there were a wiki that existed solely for this kind of stuff.
Then a little while later I saw a link to Uncyclopedia in a Wikipedian's user page. I clicked on the link and liked what I saw, especially after thinking that something like this should exist. (I think I may have even thought of the name Uncyclopedia as something to call that kind of thing. Ah, originality.) In fact, I thought most of it was hilarious. This wore off after a few weeks. Then I started writing a few articles, and one was featured. At this point I had started talking to the admins in IRC, which gave me a different perspective on the whole thing. This caused me to stop writing articles for a while, because my audience had changed; instead of just being concerned about what the average reader would think, I added the admins (many of whom now knew me) to that list, so the way I thought about writing articles was different. I no longer felt I could write just anything, but I had to write something good, especially since one of my articles had been featured and I had to live up to that again, although I haven't had any more features. After a while I sort of lost interest, but then I came back, and now I'm back, and I even write things sometimes.
The rest, as they say, is edit.
I created Orion Blastar to be one of my alter-ego Internet characters. A Space Pirate from 4096 AD in the Traveller RPG who travelled back in time to Earth. I made a blog and I was posting funny stuff on various forums etc. I saw an Uncyclopedia article on Slashdot and decided to join after posting as an anonymous IP for a while. I am still trying to be funny elsewhere, but Uncyclopedia seems to be one of the few places that actual get my jokes, and don't find me annoying or a troll or whatever. I had been on Wikipedia before that and Wikibooks and some other Wikis. I really got serious with Wiki in Uncyclopedia though. I even did an alt.suicide.holiday type cyber death in November 2004 when a lot of people online harassed me about my jokes etc on various forums and Internet sites. I found that I can let loose my humor on Uncyclopedia, and the worse that can happen is that my articles get deleted. I learned how to get over that, and not take it too personally. :) --2nd_Lt Orion Blastar (talk) 15:48, 1 September 2006 (UTC)
Uhh, Chron told me about this crazy site he made. So, I stopped by. I read all 15 articles and started adding more.
Someone mentioned it on IRC #wikipedia, I think. I was gainlessly unemployed at the time. It was a REVELATION, sir, a REVELATION. I think this was way back when it was on mrpalmguru. There were only 4000 or so articles, and they SUCKED. The feature that day was Air guitar and I laughed and laughed. I've been hooked ever since.
And, you know, it's a wonderful respite from fucking suicidally braindamaged Wikimedia politics to come to a wonderfully well-run fascist adhocracy like Uncyclopedia.
There was something I was going to add here but I've forgotten it - David Gerard 14:48, 4 September 2006 (UTC)
I somehow was google searcing for something in April of 2006 and I found Kitten Huffing. I was getting bored with school and decided to make a stupid article about my school. I think I need to huff a cat...I havn't done it in so long, and I miss it....the addiction still burns.-- Sir Severian (Sprich mit mir!) 10:50, 6 September 2006 (UTC)
Hrodulf, a short retrospective (abridg'd)
I started as a registered user on April 1, 2006, under a different username. Prior to that, I had made a small number of changes and articles as an ip. This is the earliest edit I could find by me as an ip that still survives on the site.
I simply don't remember how I learned about Uncyclopedia. I was interested in Wikipedia first, so it's possible I learned about it through Wikipedia.
Early on as a raw n00b (I still consider myself somewhat n00b-ish) I learned the Uncyc gospel of "write a short piece of crap here that isn't funny to anyone but you, and it will get huffed within a minute." In response to this, I ended up getting into a minor argument about the use of NRV, which eventually (due to more discussions of this nature) led to Uncyclopedia:How To Get Started Editing, arguably my first contribution to the site that was actually worth something to anybody (although it's much improved now from the original version, by both myself and others).
That's about it. I created an advice column that's sort of floundering now, need to get back into running that the right way (work has been riding my ass lately big time). I am pleased with the unnews material I've managed to come up with; I always liked the onion, and it's fun that here I get the opportunity to write that kind of satirical news-type material that reflects my opinions on the current lousy world situation in a humorous way.
All and all, I'm glad I ended up here. --Hrodulf 02:19, 20 September 2006 (UTC)
Like a Queensland cop, it beats the shit out of me. It wasn't all that long ago, but I'll be buggered if I can remember how I stumbled here. Glad I did, though. --12:41, 2 November 2006 (UTC)
Purely by chance 1.5 years ago through a hyperlink to You have two cows, from a linkboard that specializes in off-the-wall stuff. Since I am a great admirer (though not a contributor yet) of Wikipedia, and had previously written short parody/satire pieces on occasion, I instantly fell in lust with the concept(!). I consider meself extremely fortunate to have gotten in this close to the ground floor, and hope to continue contributing to this whopping edifice of literary mayhem. --DW III 06:06, 4 November 2006 (UTC)
I saw an article in  about the Hebrew version of Uncync, checked it, found it to be horrible, and came to check the original, got my first article huffed by Famine, you know,the usual. -- 16:28, 4 November 2006 (UTC)
Saw a link on Wikipedia, somewhere around BJAODN. - User:Guest/sig 18:42, 4 November 2006 (UTC)
I was searching wikipedia yesterday for "toot flute". No articles! As I was slightly away with the faeries at the time I thought I'd see if "ring stinger" (a very hot curry) and "chocolate starfish" (Anat: The bit that stings.) were included. Ha! They call it an encyclopaedia (Brit: we just like our a's - probably due to the Public School System.) Anyway, just started hitting the StumbleUpon button in firefox  and found you! PS Do try the link esp. if you have no life. PPS Constructive critisism is always welcome - just not by me (I spell it my way and you, well, are wrong :-).--Alchemist 21:57, 4 November 2006 (UTC)Weatherman1126 04:51, 24 November 2006 (UTC)
I started with Wikipedia in July this year. Joined some projects, edits, talked
bullshit constructive stuff, yadda yadda yadda. But then I got bored because it is a boring and too serious thing. And the jokes are lame too. So I migrated here. It's gneomI 06:44, 24 November 2006 (UTC)
Someone posted a link to Uncyclopedia from the Net Trash thread on the DAF. I think it was an article on the French...
Through the wikipedia page
I was Googlin Thomas Hobbes and found this. Screwed around on here for a little bit and then just decided to make an account. I still have no idea what I'm doing here.20:18, 30 November 2006 (UTC)
Um. . . April or May-ish 2006. I just sort of wandered in one day, looking for a public washroom, and nobody ever bothered to kick me out after I pissed on a bunch of things.User:Tooltroll/sig 11:41, 1 December 2006 (UTC)
What's Uncyclopedia? --—Braydie 12:33, 1 December 2006 (UTC)
I seem to be way behind... Nov 2006, I used Wikipedia so much, I thought I'd give something back. I told my friends and they said "Wikipedia Sucks, Uncyclopedia is much better" So I went there. I searched "chav" becuase they were the most annoying thing in my life then and I noticed Uncyc. was on my side. I laughed for about 10minutes and have been here since. User:Kjhf/sig 13:41, 21 January 2007 (UTC)
I checked my edit history to see when i arrived, turns out i've been here for a whole year. i think a friend sent me a link to an uncyc article, but i can't for the life of me remember which one - jack mort | cunt | talk - 18:37, 21 January 2007 (UTC)
I forgot how I got to here. I only remember that I knew of Wikipedia before going to Uncyclopedia.Can of Worms 20:55, 21 January 2007 (UTC)
I was googlin' Camera and came across Camera. Bet you're sorry 'bout keepin' that article. 21:04, 21 January 2007 (UTC)
I was using stumble a few months ago and I got to this page that said that, in order to divert vandalism in other articles, everyone should just vandalize the Wikipedia article on chickens. A few days later I wanted to visit it again and instead of just going through my history I googled Funny Chickens Wikipedia. Brought me to uncyclopedia. Been a devoted visitor since, and just a week ago got a membership. DerangedDingo 04:28, 28 January 2007 (UTC)
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So many of our good contributors came from wikipedia. This contradicts the general belief that wikipedia only send us stupid vandals who think this is everythingoespedia. So I think we should conduct subtle campaigns to drive more suitable wikipedians to our site. Don't get me wrong, I'm not talking about an organized campaign, but rather droping coments on wikipedian talk pages like: "what's wrong with you, do you think you are at uncyclopedia? That kind of content is not accepted here", sporadically, when you come to an appropiate uncyclopedian candidate. Today I was passing by Wikipedia:en:Talk:Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius, a talk page about an article on a tale by Borges. I saw a comment by an annonymous I.P demanding the article to start with lies in the style of Borges, I droped a comment of the kind, and then I realized we should do this more often.---Asteroid B612 (aka Rataube) - Ñ 18:51, 25 August 2006 (UTC)
- How subtle are we talking, because lacking enough subtlety could get someone banned. I think it's fine to drop a link on a talk page every once in awhile, but it's a bad idea to do much more than that. After all, we don't want a bad rep. Actually, I'd recommend more uncyc users that use IRC to hang out in #wikipedia or one of the associated channels. Their are alot of funny people in there, and I'm sure it wouldn't take much to convince them to take a look. Don't show them any of the bad articles though :) 23:20, 25 August 2006 (UTC)
Maybe this isn't the most subtle approach. Uncyclopedia has its place, as a repository for text which is amusing but a little too silly for the tastes of some Wikipedians. Pages like UnSource:List of acronyms and fr:Lapin rose are Wikipedia text which have been tagged GFDL and given a home after Wikipedia didn't want them in their original catégorie:article insolite forms. There are links there that say that the silly version has been moved here, and attribution back - fair enough as the stuff originated there, not here. They have their place for us (as a source of background info, as one needs to be familiar with a topic before being able to joke about it) and we have our place for them (as somewhere to move silliness that didn't quite look pedantic, serious or encyclopædia-like in tone). As much as I believe the two must retain some level of independence (so am in favour of creating a project for a Canadian Wikimedia Chapter but am at the same time opposed to the idea of persons outside Uncyclopedia controlling domains or other identifiers for this project). I don't see the two as natural enemies, just as different enough in origin and purpose that eah must follow and evolve along its own independent path. --Carlb 00:50, 26 August 2006 (UTC)
- Notice that it's their users (some specific type of them) I'm saying we need to bring, not their rejected content (we don't want to be their dumping ground). Wikipedia and Uncyc have many things in common. Same skills needed to contribute through the same software and both atract intelligent highly educated people who like to write (both too atract other kind of people not always desired in both sites, but that's a different story). The difference is what kind of stuff we like to write. So when we find a wikipedian who wants to write the same stuff that we do, then we have the ideal uncyclopedian (if he writes good, of course). About the independece and the domain thing I'll anwer in your talkpage---Asteroid B612 (aka Rataube) - Ñ 02:16, 26 August 2006 (UTC)
- If you want to encourage more visitors (presumbably as a snub to the site that shall not be named) to the site, and want them to see the good articles, then surely would this be not a good time to start ordering printed Uncyclopedias? - Keitei tried to get Uncyclopedia in print going, but as far as I know, nobody cared. I throughly recommend Uncyclopedia Americana. --The 13:26, 29 August 2006 (UTC)
The thing that really depresses me is that there is no EverythingGoesPedia. I made a proposal for a site called "Vandalpedia" which would supposedly be totally dedicated to wiki vandalism with absolutely no redeeming value whatsoever, so that vandalous "contributions" to all other wikis could be directed there instead, but the Wikia staff rejected it. -- 18:13, 26 August 2006 (UTC)
- If you want it, create it. Wikia isn't the only game in town... --18.104.22.168 16:20, 27 August 2006 (UTC)
- The site that goes unnamed is roughly for that purpose, but they have nazi dictator admins that remove stuff. Their admins are just vandals with special deletion abilities... 21:21, 27 August 2006 (UTC)
- Oh, but compared to that site that goes unnamed, a Vandalpedia would represent an improvement. Then again, a landfill site would represent an improvement compared to that mess. --Carlb 15:11, 28 August 2006 (UTC)
- We should have an Uncyclopedia Dump where we put all of our deleted crap, like the "1000 Typing... Hamlet... thing" except make it a real wiki and devise some sort of way to move everything that has been deleted to there. The more I think about it the more I approve of it... And then, if an article like... got improved for some reason, it could be brought back here!!!
01:11, 30 August 2006 (UTC)
- Would you really want to comb through that, on the off chance that a wiki for vandals of crap would generate an improved page? Don't we already have ED? <rimshot> Thank you I'm here all week...<exit stage right>.-- 02:24, 30 August 2006 (UTC)
- That sounds like a good idea. We could just have a Vandal: namespace or something. --User:Nintendorulez 21:04, 4 November 2006 (UTC)
- We should have an Uncyclopedia Dump where we put all of our deleted crap, like the "1000 Typing... Hamlet... thing" except make it a real wiki and devise some sort of way to move everything that has been deleted to there. The more I think about it the more I approve of it... And then, if an article like... got improved for some reason, it could be brought back here!!!
Oh yeah sure I could install mediawiki on a USB stick and call it "vandalpedia" but nobody would care. -- 20:24, 30 August 2006 (UTC)
- ...or you could install poop on a stick and call it ED, but still nobody would care because it's been done... --Carlb 14:56, 31 August 2006 (UTC)
The main thing to do in recruiting Wikipedians is to find ones who can write well and have a sense of humour. (Humor will do in a pinch.) A particularly scurvy trick is to tell them the wiki politics suck less here. I am particularly proud to have the same article in both wikis be a front-page feature in each - David Gerard 14:54, 4 September 2006 (UTC)