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Doom?

  • Lately I've been noticing that the Uncyc community has been acting... shall we say, lethargic. We just had (and might still be having) a voter-inactivity scare on VFH. Pee Review is slowing down quite a bit, and VFP has been stagnant for weeks. In addition, lots of long-time, worthwhile users are quitting, like Famine, Savethemooses, Dr. Skullthumper, and Under user. And some users won't quit. The latest batch of new users was back when Hyperbole and The Woodburninator joined. So, my question is this. Is Uncyclopedia doomed to inactivity, mehs, and triviality? Are we fated to be as boring and uninteresting as Encyclopedia Dramatica? Is there ANY hope AT ALL?!?! Necropaxx (T) {~} 15:52, Sep 23
Symbol for vote WE ARE DOOMED! --Atomsk.gif Kaizer the Bjorn takkun Takkun (nya nya) (1961 model!) Check out T61! 16:49, 23 September 2008 (UTC)
I like to think Me, Hype, and Mrmonkey72 are awesome enough to carry the "new users" mantle for all new users for years to come. Partly because of need, partly because, again, awesomeness. So, in short: Symbol for vote For. us being fucked. The Woodburninator (woodtalk) (woodstalk) 17:13, 23 September 2008 (UTC)
Is this the first time Doom is being foretold here? If it is... scary! -- Style Oranssiviiva Guide 17:15, 23 September 2008 (UTC)
First time? No, uncyclopedia's doom is foretold every few days. Uncyclopedia is the worst! Spang talk 18:48, 23 Sep 2008
screw STM and famine. skull is still around. UU is on vacation. it's september; this means that all uncyclopedians are back at school trying to work hard this year. by october they'll give up and slack off properly, just like every year. SirGerrycheeversGunTalk 18:59, 23 September 2008 (UTC)
Screw ME?!?!?!?!?! -- Tinymooose.gif » Sir Savethemooses Grand Commanding Officer ... holla atcha boy» 22:51, 2 October 2008 (UTC)
I did that once. It wasn't very fun. And STM!!! --MegaPleb Dexter111344 Complain here 22:52, 2 October 2008 (UTC)
What did it taste like? Colin Explode fireALL YOUR BASEExplode fireHeaney! Casa Bey Superfly Portfolio 22:54, 2 October 2008 (UTC)
Like... Glenn Beck], a.k.a. jet black acrylic paint. --MegaPleb Dexter111344 Complain here 23:47, 2 October 2008 (UTC)
We've jumped the shark! Just like we did that one time. And that other time. And that other other time. And... - P.M., WotM, & GUN, Sir Led Balloon Baloon(Tick Tock) (Contribs) 21:00, Sep 23

Oli, Codeine and myself are considering leaving to pursue our dream of forming a Boy Band. We need one more member, preferably one with unique dancing skills. We also need a quirky name. I'm not happy with Oli's suggestion of Boyz4Men. -- Sir Mhaille Icons-flag-gb (talk to me)

"Member". Heh. Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 07:38, 25 September 2008 (UTC)
Hehe, I'll Join. We can use my hair as awesome props. Also, we must be called Men4Boyz. --PantsMacKenzie 07:01, 28 September 2008 (UTC)

Honestly school is starting again. And with the holidays coming up soon, people need to eat man. --Chronarion 21:25, 23 September 2008 (UTC)

Is that your suggestion for our band name? -- Sir Mhaille Icons-flag-gb (talk to me)
What about H.O.T.T? It doesn't stand for anything, but every teenage girl just loves acronyms. --Mr. Monkey Sockmonkey Pant-hoot here. 21:46, 23 September 2008 (UTC)
The Uncyc Brothers? *Ncyc? The Backlopedia Boys? Necropaxx (T) {~} 23:31, Sep 23
I was thinking abou Dex's Cock and the 10 Drunks... Come on! It's all good... Oh, and the only person I miss is MadMax. --MegaPleb Dexter111344 Complain here 00:23, 24 September 2008 (UTC)

Gerry's right, I'm on holiday. Uncyc is in a screaming death spiral though, it happened about the time I joined. Maybe if I ever do leave, it'll pick up again. Shame that's not likely to happen. Now, why the fuck am I posting this while I'm on holiday and the bar is open? See you again in a week and a half (or next time I have two minutes to kill in an internet cafe). --UU - natter UU Manhole 12:08, Sep 24

OH MY GOD A DINGO HAS HIJACKED UU'S LAPTOP SOMEBODY HELP HIM!!! SirGerrycheeversGunTalk 14:34, 24 September 2008 (UTC)
OH MY GOD QUEBECOIS HAVE HIJACKED GERRY'S LAPTOP SOMEBODY HELP HIM!!! Also, Uncyclopedia has been doomed ever since the first caveman struck two double entendres together and set fire to his beard. --Sir DJ ~ Irreverent Icons-flag-au Noobaward Wotm Unbooks mousepad GUN 03:37, 25 September 2008 (UTC)
OH MY GOD EVEN CAPTAIN OBVIOUS SAYS WE ARE DOOMED, SO IT MUST BE TRUE! CONSERVAPEDIA MUST BE LAUGHING TO DEATH OVER THIS FACT! Well at least the world will be safe when some Neocons die of laughing to death over just how doomed we really must be? :) --Lt. Sir Orion Blastar (talk) 04:17, 25 September 2008 (UTC)

No doom!

All credible scientists in the world agree: Uncyclopedia is not doomed. I just checked this with my reliable sources.-- Style Oranssiviiva Guide 12:31, 24 September 2008 (UTC)

Yeah, the Hadron Collider Death Experiment has been postponed until next spring. -- Hindleyite Converse 14:34, 24 September 2008 (UTC)

What do you mean Uncyc isn't doomed? Are you so blind to not see the death spiral you are hopelessly spiraling in? Ooh, a poll! Necropaxx (T) {~} 15:14, Sep 24

Is Uncyc headed to doom and awful destruction?
 
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The poll was created at 15:14 on September 24, 2008, and so far 30 people voted.
Wake up! It's flu season. The streets and stores are empty because everyone it too sick to work, let alone revise uncyclopedia. Besides, most uncyclopedians dropped out in the 8th grade. I refuse to believe that there are no adults here besides myself. --OrkaWinfrey 04:36, 28 September 2008 (UTC)
What's Adults? My 8th grade education didn't learn me about that. The Woodburninator (woodtalk) (woodstalk) 05:07, 28 September 2008 (UTC)

Dr. Doom begs to differ!

Dr. Doom informed me that he plans to take over Uncyclopedia and turn it into Doomapedia and dedicate it to his massive ego. Does that mean that Uncyclopedia is Doomed? Quite the contrary, as Dr. Doom points out, Uncyclopedia like any Democracy is seriously flawed, as outlined in Dr. Doom's Proof of Inherent Flaws in Democracy and Dr. Doom suggests the alternative of a Totalitarian Dictatorship, replacing all Admins with Doombots loyal to Dr. Doom, and anyone who disagrees with that will have their brains removed and replaced with robot brains so they will agree 100% with Dr. Doom on everything he says and does. Which basically means, for the uneducated that Doomapedia will become a fascist dictatorship much like Wikipedia is a fascist dictatorship run by Jimbo Wales anyway.

Nah I'm joking, Dr. Doom is way too busy writing rap songs as MC Doom to bother taking over our humor Wiki. But if Uncyclopedia is really doomed, we'll get that nice little quote by Victor Von Doom that goes like this (Doom on Uncyclopedia being Doomed): "CURSE YOU, RICHAAAAAARDS!!!" --Lt. Sir Orion Blastar (talk) 03:21, 25 September 2008 (UTC)

So, what you're saying is, Uncyclopedia isn't doomed, but it will soon be Doom'd? - P.M., WotM, & GUN, Sir Led Balloon Baloon(Tick Tock) (Contribs) 10:58, Sep 25
Soon to be a major Hollywood film, starring The Rock. Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 11:09, 25 September 2008 (UTC)
FOR! I love that guy. He reminds me of my brother.--OrkaWinfrey 03:11, 4 October 2008 (UTC)

Actually

All this has come up due to an unfortunate typing error. What is actually happening is that Wikia are paying for an extention to Uncyc Towers which will feature a spectacular DOME. Their lawyers are looking to make sure that the plans are a LAWFUL CONSTRUCTION. Its an easy mistake to make.... -- Sir Mhaille Icons-flag-gb (talk to me)

But of course. Silly me. Necropaxx (T) {~} 14:57, Sep 25
This should be the new Uncyclopedia motto: We Blame Wikia. Happy? -MafiaHatBrown Velosi-T Icons-flag-us {] Screech * Vomit * Mutilations [} 22:41, 25 September 2008 (UTC)
But hasn't that always been implied? Chocolate Rain 01:53, 26 September 2008 (UTC)
I figured "implied" is not a term Uncyclopedians use very often. So, therefore, NO. -MafiaHatBrown Velosi-T Icons-flag-us {] Screech * Vomit * Mutilations [} 12:19, 26 September 2008 (UTC)
We resent what you're implying. Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 12:42, 26 September 2008 (UTC)
"We"? The cabin fever gettin' to you? — Sir Sycamore (talk) 12:49, 26 September 2008 (UTC)
The Royal "we". I had some of that margarine that pops a crown on your head. A whole tub of it, actually. I don't feel so good. Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 12:57, 26 September 2008 (UTC)

Duh!

Uncyclopedia started getting all these doomsayers shortly after I stopped showing up regularly. Offer me money, and I can take care of the doomsayer infestation. I cannot, however, do anything about any actual doom. --The Acceptable Thinking cap small Cainad Sacred Chao (Fnord) 16:05, 28 September 2008 (UTC)

The doomsayers were here from the start. They came in the Uncyclopedia box. That's right; doomsayers are packing popcorn. Tell your friends. Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 16:37, 28 September 2008 (UTC)
The doomsayers have always been here and they've always been a part of the vocal minority. Nothing substantial has changed; it's just that larger populations mean that the vocal minority will seem like a larger fraction. Please continue with business as usual. --Sir gwax (talk) Signuke 19:43, 29 September 2008 (UTC)
The business of comedy? That's serious business. Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 21:04, 29 September 2008 (UTC)
So when is this doom about to start? I got a busy schedule to keep. Serious Business on Uncyclopedia doesn't mean as much as it used to mean. Will whomever is in charge of the doom that is to happen please inform me of when it is supposed to happen? I need to know as it really cannot be totally random, that would mean Random Humor and that would mean that there is really no doom at all. --Lt. Sir Orion Blastar (talk) 23:10, 29 September 2008 (UTC)

Let's get back on subject.

I don't mind if the good users have to concentrate on schoolwork, but Uncyclopedia has come to a screeching halt!

  • Evidence #1:VFP is completely stopped. There are 13 images on VFP right now, more than I've ever seen, and the oldest image there has been up since August 6 and has a score of -1. The next oldest (by 3 and a half hours) has a score of 1. The average score on VFP (I am not making this up) is about 1.846. There's only one feature-able image, the rest are just clutter.
  • Evidence #2:Pee Review is stagnated. There are 43 articles waiting to be reviewed. That's a lot. Where have all the reviewers gone?
  • Evidence #3:VFH is limping. The "go vote" template on the Main Page has been up for at least a week. Granted, the IP's have helped a lot, and more articles are being nommed, but the template is still up. Did this happen last September, because I don't remember this happening before.

Necropaxx (T) {~} 20:07, Sep 27

I'm fairly certain what you're doing is Thinkcrime... mabye I should report you to the Ministry of Truth? — Sir Sycamore (talk) 20:13, 27 September 2008 (UTC)
DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER. DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER. DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER. DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER. DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER. DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER. DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER. DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER. Necropaxx (T) {~} 20:16, Sep 27
Well, I can try to do some peeing, but that probably won't help much.... -MafiaHatBrown Velosi-T Icons-flag-us {] Screech * Vomit * Mutilations [} 21:01, 27 September 2008 (UTC)
I've started vandalizing userpages again, so I think that'll help put us back on top!   Le Cejak <21:02, 27 Sep 2008>
I'll replace the vandalised userpage with a friendly message. That should help. --MegaPleb Dexter111344 Complain here 21:09, 27 September 2008 (UTC)
VincentValentine
Judge Zarbi - FU SPANG!:
TALK - Time? Fuck time.
Oh noes, Cajek is going to unleash his can of vandalism on us!

Dear Necropaxx:

Thank you for your suggestion! When you feel an article needs fixin', please feel obligated to make whatever changes you feel are needed, (even though they'll probably be reverted 5 seconds later). Uncyclopedia is a wiki, so almost anyone can edit almost any article by almost simply following the edit link almost at the top. You don't even need to log in in most cases! (Although there are some reasons why you might like to...) The Uncyclopedia Cabal encourages you to be italic. Don't worry too much about making honest mistakes—they're likely to be found and corrected quickly, and your 6 month ban will fly by faster than you think. If you're not sure how editing works, check out proper wiki formatting, or use the sandbox to try out your vandalizing skills.

That is all.

Love, - P.M., WotM, & GUN, Sir Led Balloon Baloon(Tick Tock) (Contribs) 23:25, Sep 27

TLB, I'm not talking about the quality of articles, I'm talking about Community pages like VFP and Pee Review. I can't just "go fix it," I need to be an admin, which (so thankfully!) I am not. /me sticks out tongue in futile defiance and goes thbthbthtb. Necropaxx (T) {~} 15:12, Sep 30
Lemme put it like this: What, concretely, do you propose we do to fix what you see as impending doom? Because so far, it seems like all you've done is come into the forums and complain about how royally fucked we apparently are. If you were an admin, what changes would you make? - P.M., WotM, & GUN, Sir Led Balloon Baloon(Tick Tock) (Contribs) 20:04, Sep 30
"Oh, and next Friday is Hawaiian shirt day. So, you know, if you want to you can go ahead and wear a Hawaiian shirt and jeans." Bill Lumbergh 22:33, 30 September 2008 (UTC)
Oh, and I almost forgot, I'm gonna need you to come in and edit on saaaturdayyy...so if you could do that... that'd be greeaaat... - P.M., WotM, & GUN, Sir Led Balloon Baloon(Tick Tock) (Contribs) 22:41, Sep 30
That movie only truly makes sense after you've had a real office job. Once, for example, I make a mistake and was told about it (and cautioned not to do it again) by no less than four people above me on the ladder. Did I mention that at the time we all worked on one ladder at the place where I worked where we all worked on one ladder? It was quite distracting, what with all my pens and pencils constantly rolling off the desk and all. So distracted was I that I made a mistake. Then four different people above me on the ladder told me about it (and cautioned me not to do it again). Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 23:04, 30 September 2008 (UTC)

In answer to TLB's question, I have answers. Yes, that's redundant. Get over it. Ok. For VFP, all I think it needs is some more updating, to get rid of failing images and feature more feature-worthy ones. It doesn't have to be an everyday thing like VFH. Even once-a-week or every-other-week updating is better than none. Second, on the Pee Review lethargy, why don't we put on a campaign like we did for VFH inactivity? A dismissible, unobtrusive template when you reach the Main Page that urges you to do reviews would help a lot, IMO. Just look how it helped VFH. Keep in mind, these are only suggestions, and I'm just one user. I (and TLB, hopefully) am open to suggestions. Necropaxx (T) {~} 14:58, Oct 1

VFP is stagnant due to Zombiebaron's sabbatical. he was pretty much the only admin to ever do admin-y stuff for that page. i really don't like the idea of a 'go do some pee reviews' template in the sitenotice, as it would lead to dozens of crappy one-line reviews by IPs and new users. if you want pee review to pick up again, go bug veteran reviewers who have been slacking off lately (like that bugger Gerrycheevers). SirGerrycheeversGunTalk 15:15, 1 October 2008 (UTC)
Well, we could have a link to PRG in the template, and make it obvious that good reviewing is important. It might help. Necropaxx (T) {~} 16:05, Oct 1
As for VFP, I would feature the pic thingy, but have no idea how to put the whatchumacallit in the thingamabob. I did hear about how to do the dohicky, once, but it was all Greek to me. I did manage to clear out some clear failures, thus clearing more space for more failures to fail in the space thus clea...um, lost my train of thought there. Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 18:43, 1 October 2008 (UTC)
Yeah, like Modus said, I don't really wanna mess with VFP, since it's largely ZB's thing. Also, per Gerry, all a sitenotice would do for pee reviews is result in lots of really bad ones. No IP is going to show up at the site, read all of PRG, and proceed to do several well thought out, in-depth, and helpful reviews. It takes too much time and effort, and just won't happen. So yeah, pretty much what everyone else just said, but with my signature at the end. Kinda like this: - P.M., WotM, & GUN, Sir Led Balloon Baloon(Tick Tock) (Contribs) 23:44, Oct 1
Meh. Just a suggestion. You asked. Necropaxx (T) {~} 14:55, Oct 2

Personally..

I don't think it's fixable. Uncyc lost it's charm for me a while back. I used to get enjoyment and a warm feeling from my random editings, making things more presentable for our readers, reporting vandals and getting rid of their crap. A lot of old faces have left, and I came back after a kind of break feeling like I didn't know the place that well anymore. I know it sounds stupid, but for me, Uncyclopedia has lost it's soul BonSig.png (Bonner) Icons-flag-gb (Talk) Oct 1, 15:48

/me gasps and says "Don't give in to the dark side, Luke! I mean Bonner!" Necropaxx (T) {~} 16:04, Oct 1
Yes. I agree completely. Uncyclopedia has gone from worst to worster. It used to just be people writing about stuff, but now it's just people writing about stuff. Frankly, I plan to stop sending in my ten dollars every month. It's just not worth the money anymore. I say, it should be free. Free! Who is with me? Anarchy! Woo! Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 18:33, 1 October 2008 (UTC)
As soon as the old guys, like whats-is-face and whosits, left, Uncyc became a different place for different people!   Le Cejak <0:17, 03 Oct 2008>
I miss them the most. They were awesome. Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 00:36, 3 October 2008 (UTC)

Holy cow Uncyc really is doomed!

I just heard about the domain name change and it's due to come in only a few days! Uncyc will forever be changed, if not destroyed! Here, go here and vote to keep Uncyc the way it is. Crashing down around our heads. Necropaxx (T) {~} 15:54, Oct 2

>doom

--monika 01:08, 3 October 2008 (UTC)
"That's the spirit! Make it chicken broth or nothing. That's putting the ole foot down. If she's determined to have a nervous breakdown, the least we can do is see that she doesn't have it in peace." Zooey --MegaPleb Dexter111344 Complain here 01:31, 3 October 2008 (UTC)

It's all about attitude

Take a look at your life. Have you mostly been surrounded by negative people with negative attitudes? Once you realize the answer is yes, you will realize that you can buck the negative influences of your life and start looking for the positive. Yes, Uncyclopedia has a large number of vandals and negative aspects, but that doesn't mean you have to be a part of it. Once you get that your life will change and so will you. Uncyclopedia can be a leader in humor once it focuses on the postive aspects of making fun of the negative. Check out www.alexa.com. Uncyclopedia is KICkinG ass in countries all around the world! So don't quit while you're still ahead! love --OrkaWinfrey 03:26, 4 October 2008 (UTC)

But what if we're one of the "negative influences"? Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 05:06, 4 October 2008 (UTC)
We're more like a double negative. I believe that making negative comments about negative things makes us in fact a positive force in the world.--OrkaWinfrey 22:48, 4 October 2008 (UTC)
Suicide starts looking like an attractive option... Necropaxx (T) {~} 18:35, Oct 4
Of course, everyone here is willing to kill you if you want... JudgeZarbi Icons-flag-gb TALK 18:37, 4 October 2008 (UTC)
Sorry, I'll only be killed by the highest bidder. Bidding starts at $5, do I hear a $7? Seven dollars to kill your least favorite undead doomsayer! Just $7! Oh, a bid! $10! Just $10! Necropaxx (T) {~} 18:57, Oct 4
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