Forum:I'm new - Can I have some clarification on what is acceptable?

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I've just signed up, unfortunately not before creating the article Linux (Only For Mac). It IS 100% mine as of now though.

Can I have some clarification of the rules and/or community opinion on:

1) The article's image. I mashed it together from numerous random sources: is it acceptable and at least semi-legal in its current form?

2) The article's style. Is it suitable for Uncyclopedia?

3) The article itself. Your opinion: good, bad or indifferent?

4) If all OK so far, what is the most acceptable way to attract readers? Inter-page links? Templates?

Thanks. Generic 18:44, 23 May 2007 (UTC)

Wow, that's nice from a newbie. Well, kid, for most articles, you can consider us simply a parody of wikipedia. However we can try different approaches these are normally not recommended for starters. Making an article look wikipediaesque never fails. So you have to shrink that image, make it float on the left or, preferably, right of the text, and give it a caption (use the "thumb" image option). For humor purposes, copyright laws almost does not apply, so any image is welcome, as long as you mark it as copyright/copyleft/whatever when appliable and cite its sources at the image description. For a critique of its contents, place your article at Pee Review. -- herr doktor needsAraygun Rocket [scream!] 19:01, 23 May 2007 (UTC)
As for attracting readers, don't make new templates to advertise with because we've all seen so many and they're likely to just annoy us. The most usual way is to find related articles by searching and add a link to your page in the "See Also" section at the end. If you create a page with a common word or phrase for a name (which I guess yours isn't exactly, but still) you can also search within article text for the word and link it up. Or if all else fails, just subtly whore it out on the forums. --Strange (but) Untrue  Whhhy?Whut?How? *Back from the dead* 19:11, 23 May 2007 (UTC)
To attract readers, add your article to Template:Recent (not many people do this but it's an easy way to give your article a bit of time on the main page) and Template:Unix. Add links to your page from the main Linux article and other Linux/Mac/OS/computer-related articles, making sure the links are actually relevant, of course. You already added it to Pee Review, which should get it some attention. Let's see...create a userpage and use it to link to your articles. That's about all I can think of offhand. —rc (t) 19:14, 23 May 2007 (UTC)
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