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Holy crap! Marilyn Chambers is dead!--DRStrangesig5 Sherman Fingertalk  00:16, 14 April 2009 (UTC)

Hi, admins! I am a worthless peasant working somewhere in your corn farms. I assure you that our your corn is teh leet; quality and quantity, sires.

Ah, anyways, here is the deal. How about creating a portal (or a namespace or whatever you call it) for jokes? UnJokes, you see, for plain jokes, short and long, xxx and family-friendly, just pure jokes not articles.

Also, I propose having a Featured Joke on the main page, with a voting system and everything.

Yours UnTruely, SIRE FREDDMOOSHA Flag of Egypt AMUSE ME 21:49, 13 April 2009 (UTC)

About as subtle an approach for a humour site than it is for a serial killer to have psycho music as his favourite track. --SoIwastolazytolearnGermanic.jpg-kun "whisper sweet nothings into thine ear..." 00:00, 14 April 2009 (UTC)
And that's why it's such a good idea. Sir SockySexy girls Mermaid with dolphin Tired Marilyn Monroe (talk) (stalk)Magnemite Icons-flag-be GUN SotM UotM PMotM UotY PotM WotM 00:02, 14 April 2009 (UTC)
But then you jump at everything. EVERYYYYYYYTHINGGGGGGGGGGg --SoIwastolazytolearnGermanic.jpg-kun "whisper sweet nothings into thine ear..." 00:05, 14 April 2009 (UTC)
As if Uncyclopedia hasn't jumped the shark already. Sir SockySexy girls Mermaid with dolphin Tired Marilyn Monroe (talk) (stalk)Magnemite Icons-flag-be GUN SotM UotM PMotM UotY PotM WotM 00:06, 14 April 2009 (UTC)
dammit, we need an UnJokes namespace! This is a humor wiki, you know.. And jokes ARE humorous. SIRE FREDDMOOSHA Flag of Egypt AMUSE ME 03:31, 14 April 2009 (UTC)
I don't think jokes are supposed to be humorous, actually. Perhaps we should take a vote on that. Spang talk 03:56, 14 Apr 2009
no, most jokes are supposed to be funny. Hell, I didn't propose having a space for quantum physics or bactereology, goddammit, it's for jokes, JOKES FOR SOPHIA'S SAKE!! What the duck is wrong with you, guys? Ah, whatever. I'm for creating a "large scale poll", but we need to put it somewhere many users can see, the Main Page. Btw, your "goldfish" joke is funny, spang :D SIRE FREDDMOOSHA Flag of Egypt AMUSE ME 04:18, 14 April 2009 (UTC)
Meh. I'm not big on humour. Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 07:09, 14 April 2009 (UTC)
Why would we need this? What would we put in it? OK, I can see the answer "jokes, duh" heading in this direction, so allow me to elaborate: this here site is, in theory, for original content. And I suspect strongly that most jokes posted to a jokes portal would be ones people had heard somewhere, ie unoriginal content. I don't see a slew of Uncyclopedians queueing up to come up with one-off jokes, so I think the question is valid: what would we put there? --UU - natter UU Manhole 09:56, Apr 14
I'm quite shocked actually, ten revisions in and no-one has yet said what I am about to say, namely: "We don't need any more voting pages, we don't even use the ones we've got". –—Hv (talk) 14/04 10:00
Oh yeah, and what Hv just said. --UU - natter UU Manhole 10:09, Apr 14
ok, so we do it the dictatorship way, no voting. The portal is set up, nearly everybody submits unoriginal jokes, only original and really funny ones get featured, dull ones are huffed on sight by admins. Its that simple SIRE FREDDMOOSHA Flag of Egypt AMUSE ME 13:51, 14 April 2009 (UTC)
Oh great, so the admins get more work to do? You're so not selling this to me. --UU - natter UU Manhole 14:09, Apr 14
Yeah, that would be one more thing for me to not pay attention to. Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 14:15, 14 April 2009 (UTC)
damn, you guys are so negative. No, the admins wont have more to do, you can induce new admins for these stuff. Or you can just close those unfunny portals, on this day and did you know, and redirect the admins' work to a funnier UnJokes of the day portal SIRE FREDDMOOSHA Flag of Egypt AMUSE ME 15:04, 14 April 2009 (UTC)

How about

You start it in your userspace and we'll see how things work out. Sir SockySexy girls Mermaid with dolphin Tired Marilyn Monroe (talk) (stalk)Magnemite Icons-flag-be GUN SotM UotM PMotM UotY PotM WotM 14:25, 14 April 2009 (UTC)

Here's the first joke to kick it allll off: what do you call a humour encyclopedia running out of articles? UNCYCLOPEDIA LOL. It's a poor idea. --SoIwastolazytolearnGermanic.jpg-kun "whisper sweet nothings into thine ear..." 14:41, 14 April 2009 (UTC)

unjokes submissions

  • how many modusoperandis does it take to screw in a light bulb? SirGerrycheeversGunTalk 20:11, 14 April 2009 (UTC)
    two of course. the real question is how did the modusoperandii get in there in the first place? -OptyC Sucks! Icons-flag-us CUN20:48, 14 Apr
I don't know, gerrycheevers. How many something something something, etc? Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 20:24, 14 April 2009 (UTC)
oh, i thought 'unjokes' was a forum where we can ask philosophical questions and get specific, direct answers. but if i had to answer my own question...7. SirGerrycheeversGunTalk 20:40, 14 April 2009 (UTC)
But I had the double-blind experiment all ready to go! I was gonna be in both the test group and the control group! *Pout!* Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 21:09, 14 April 2009 (UTC)
sorry, we ran out of blindfolds. i never understood this 'scientific method', anyway. SirGerrycheeversGunTalk 21:21, 14 April 2009 (UTC)
no no no, guys, you misunderestimated misunderstood me. I didnt mean the 'knock knock' or the 'what do you call.. ?' jokes. I mean story jokes, kinda like this one of mine that I had to expand, wikify and shit. I have lots of jokes like that but most of them can't be made into a real article. What I want is a portal for these jokes and their kinds.. SIRE FREDDMOOSHA Flag of Egypt AMUSE ME 21:34, 14 April 2009 (UTC)
There already is one. It's called Wikipedia. -OptyC Sucks! Icons-flag-us CUN21:39, 14 Apr
AAAAAA! /my very *wink wink* big balls remove themselves, run away, then explode SIRE FREDDMOOSHA Flag of Egypt AMUSE ME 21:49, 14 April 2009 (UTC)
I'm with adoson. They should at least try it, see how i works out. If people don't participate or if it gets cheesy or flat, then toss it. It can't hurt.--SBQ3.JPGSmokin' Cheddar BBQ: The King of the Triangular Snackfoods 22:36, 14 April 2009 (UTC)
ya, cheddar is right, just give it a chance SIRE FREDDMOOSHA Flag of Egypt AMUSE ME 22:39, 14 April 2009 (UTC)
are you going to make a User:Mahm00shA/UnJokes to test it? --Docile hippopotamus 04:59, 15 April 2009 (UTC)
no. Looks like you didnt get my point. My point is creating a portal on the main page, called UnJokes of The Day, like in the news, did you know? and on this day, with a featuring system similar to that of in the news, based on admins' or moderators' choices. I can't do that in my user space :) . My point is having an 'UnJoke' namespace; articles named like UnJoke:The Old Lady, for example... Oh, looks like I suck at explaining my point to others :/ Mahm00shA 06:41, 15 April 2009 (UTC)
That's your point. I got it. Maybe you didn't get the point others were making? So far, there are, what, two people in favour? That's nowhere near enough support to put something brand new on the main page. Particularly as it's the community regulars you'd need on board in order to make something like this work. I don't think putting a brand new, untested idea with minimal support from the community on the front page is right up there as an idea - it could well be that for a few weeks we only have one "joke of the day" unless it takes off immediately. So create this project in your userspace, as others have done with such ideas in the past, like UnProvise. Publicise it as heavily as you can, (hell, we can run a story in the UnSignpost if you want), and see what happens. If it takes off and proves popular, maybe you'd get enough support to put it on the main page. Let's see if you can get it off the ground first. --UU - natter UU Manhole 08:16, Apr 15
I agree with under user. --Docile hippopotamus 09:27, 15 April 2009 (UTC)
  • fine, run the story on the next edition unsignpost, and hopefully we would see the community's response on a larger scale. Mahm00shA 08:50, 15 April 2009 (UTC)
    This forum is already linked in the next UnSignpost - we'll run a proper story on it if you start a proper trial - in your userspace. Fair? --UU - natter UU Manhole 08:53, Apr 15
    so you want me to write some jokes in my userspace using the UnJoke:blabla formula, and that's all? Mahm00shA 09:19, 15 April 2009 (UTC)
    No. Read what I said. Start the whole project there: show us how you would set it up, how you think it should look and work, how you would encourage people to contribute to it in order for it to get moving. Don't just suggest a portal and expect others to build it for you - show us how it would look and work, and we may be more inclined to contribute. If you can get people to contribute to it in userspace, consistently and in a way we can see works, there will be a much bigger case for putting it on the main page. --UU - natter UU Manhole 09:28, Apr 15

I lack experience

I am a much a noob for setting up such a portal myself. Also, starting from next week I will be away from uncyclopedia for a couple of months, I have finals at college. Also also, we can put the whole thing on hiatus til summer, unless somebody (preferably an experienced user) decides to adopt the "project". Maybe, you should advertise for it on the next unsignpost. Mahm00shA 10:42, 15 April 2009 (UTC)

It's like you're me, but you're deaf from written words, not people talking. You wouldn't be making a portal per se, there's no need to go too far to make a rough structure on how it'd look on a userpage. Good luck in college. I hunt bears myself. --SoIwastolazytolearnGermanic.jpg-kun "whisper sweet nothings into thine ear..." 11:03, 15 April 2009 (UTC)
You can try leaving us a few examples to make your concept easier to discern. If people like it, an experienced user may take the effort of creating this space. Also, good luck with those finals. Sir SockySexy girls Mermaid with dolphin Tired Marilyn Monroe (talk) (stalk)Magnemite Icons-flag-be GUN SotM UotM PMotM UotY PotM WotM 11:09, 15 April 2009 (UTC)

UnJoke:Chicken Little

The first grade teacher was reading the story Chicken Little to her class. When she came to the part when Chicken Little tried to warn the farmer, saying "The sky is falling, the sky is falling!" she paused and asked "And what do you think the farmer said, children?" A little girl raised her hands and said "I think he said holy shit! A talking chicken?!". The teacher had a seizure.

{{Category: UnJokes}}

  • ok, is that what you mean by a conceptual example? Mahm00shA 16:09, 15 April 2009 (UTC)
I meant start the project in your userspace, as I think I said. Create a User:Mahm00shA/UnJokes main page for it - you don't have to format it nicely or anything. Then show how you think it would work - how to suggest the new jokes, how to vote on them etc. You don't have to put a massive convoluted structure in place, but if you want other people to pick up on it, you have to put in some groundwork yourself - otherwise it's like saying "I've had a great idea, everyone else make it happen please". If you get it started, however, shoddily, if it looks like it may work, you'll get other users helping out, and it gathers momentum from there. --UU - natter UU Manhole 16:16, Apr 15
I first wanted a conceptual example. To be honest, I found that little example quite hilarious. I do wonder however, whether "UnJokes" would be the right name for it. In reaction to UU, I'm not sure we really need a separate space for it with a main page and everything. If Mamoosha wants to try that, that's fine of course. Sir SockySexy girls Mermaid with dolphin Tired Marilyn Monroe (talk) (stalk)Magnemite Icons-flag-be GUN SotM UotM PMotM UotY PotM WotM 16:26, 15 April 2009 (UTC)
nah, I dont want to set up a main page for a new name space, not all alone by myself.. I dont have the time or the experience, I just came here selling my idea, and looks like no one wants to buy. Now I am depressed. And I might go emo, actually Mahm00shA 16:36, 15 April 2009 (UTC)
Dude, the page is already there. All you have to do is put some stuff in it and show us how you wanna do it. I like jokes. I might have some for you. -OptyC Sucks! Icons-flag-us CUN16:48, 15 Apr
  • Here's a joke you can use:

A priest is talking to a group of children after church one day. One of the children asks where babies come from and the priest, not wanting to lead the discussion towards inappropriate territory, says "Well, if your mommy rubs Holy Water on her belly, nine months later she'll pass a baby". At this one of the little boys blurts out "Big deal. If you rub turpentine on a cat's ass it'll pass a motorcycle!" -OptyC Sucks! Icons-flag-us CUN16:44, 15 Apr

  • if the project is realized, this one is going to get featured on the first day =D Mahm00shA 16:48, 15 April 2009 (UTC)
    I just made a draft version, based on Why?. Some stuff still needs to be created, but first we should have confirmation on continuing this effort. Change stuff the way you see fit. Sir SockySexy girls Mermaid with dolphin Tired Marilyn Monroe (talk) (stalk)Magnemite Icons-flag-be GUN SotM UotM PMotM UotY PotM WotM 17:05, 15 April 2009 (UTC)
    will do. Thanky, Socky Mahm00shA 17:09, 15 April 2009 (UTC)


Joke wikis are, in my experience, a dime a dozen. There are certainly tons of joke websites floating all over the place. Moreover, Uncyclopedia is supposed to be a wikipedia parody. What part of wikipedia would this be parodying? Plus, jokes aren't that funny on the internet because it's obvious that they're trying to be funny. Uncyclopedia's style of comedy usually works because it doesn't feel forced, but instead reads like it's almost accidentally humorous. That's my view, anyway. There are enough sites full of regurgitated jokes on the internet, and short of a joke like the Aristocrats that's all about improv, I don't need to see them on Uncyc. - T.L.B. Baloon WotM, UotM, FPrize, AotM, ANotM, PLS, UN:HS, GUN 01:11, Apr 17

ok, I give up Mahm00shA 03:33, 17 April 2009 (UTC)
Don't let it get you down. A bunch of us are just really unpleasant people, that's all. Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 04:14, 17 April 2009 (UTC)
nobody is willing to help, I have already set up the portal in my userspace and no contribution so far. Plus, starting from this week I wont be available.. So lets just suspend the whole thing til summer. Mahm00shA 04:53, 17 April 2009 (UTC)

My Belated View (Yes, it deserves it's own header)

I am not going to lie, I once thought about doing this Mahm00shA, but then I saw why it was a potentially bad idea. I don't know if it has already been mentioned above, but I just see this as a way for IPs to put THOUSANDS upon THOUSANDS of knock knock jokes and play on word jokes on here and it will get WAY too cluttered to manage. There will be thousands of pages with one lines and it will be very hard to manage. If you do choose to follow through with this, I suggest you make one page for each type of joke. For example, one page could be knock knock jokes, another your mama jokes, then blonde jokes and so on. Still, this doesn't all seem like an uncyclopedic idea. People come here for dryer humor, kinda...It's hard to explain, but there is something that separates the humor found on here, and the jokes found on the lists of your mama jokes on thousands of sites. I think it would be a bad idea to have us go to that level. That's more or less it. ~SirTagstitVFHNotMPEEINGCPTRotMBFF 02:09, 23 April 2009 (UTC)

you convinced me, tags. I ll aband6n the whole thing Egypt_orb_spinning.gif 04:51, 23 April 2009 (UTC)
Well, you can just keep a few good ones in your userspace. Sir SockySexy girls Mermaid with dolphin Tired Marilyn Monroe (talk) (stalk)Magnemite Icons-flag-be GUN SotM UotM PMotM UotY PotM WotM 16:51, 23 April 2009 (UTC)
fair enough. Now, I want an admin to huff the portal page and put an end to the it Egypt_orb_spinning.gif 17:28, 23 April 2009 (UTC)
Put it on QVFD. Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 17:39, 23 April 2009 (UTC)
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