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The split pea is delicious. I often but not always use them in my lentils and rice. And the split that uncy experienced and has lived with quite well, thanks to quite a few individuals, let's make a list of the good things that have come from it. Keep kid gloves on and if that Nazi guy comes back (is he still banned) he can sit there and read them. Aleister I'm just typing this here, I'll leave it at forums on both sites. 18:32 which have some people that get along well with the arrangement 5-3-14 the SPIKE stuff, yeah, fuck SPIKE - for some of his stuff. The rest of his stuff has been terrific - but yeah, fuck him (UTC)

  • The split has brought SPIKE out of his fucking self-imposed exile (I was one of the only ones begging him to come back, he ignored us like the plague) and got him to do the job of the century. He's always there, all day and night, all year long, keeping the wikia uncy on a path a little more stern and facist-get-rid-of-in-jokes direction, so a little bit of the fun has been taken out of it, but to replace that is a more quality directed direction. Chief has even come back.
  • The inaptly named "fork" has done what it set out to do, perfect an independent persona which is really needed. It's kept itself going and it has gotten better. Sort of a Mad Magazine of the internet. It's quite social at times. I know nothing about the IRC, and what people did or do there, so I'm lucky to be associated with people who have that expertise who have directed the ship well.
  • Another site is nice to have around, especially when bans come - SPIKE may ban me for this, Goddess love him - and it also seems like two sides of an island to me, an island rather than anything else, that have tolerated each other pretty well. And hey have given separation to different styles, etc. ad nausea, and give everyone the choice of another place to go where you will know people who know other people who just hang out at one.
  • Most of all, promotion opportunities. Each site had a massive collection of material, with, amazingly, no magazine or newspaper or anything have written articles about. In all of these years, not one article of note. The Wikipedia page hangs on by one fact alone - that uncyclopedia may hold the best collection of satire on the internet. It hangs on like that because there are no cititions to cite. It's kept on Wikipedia by faith alone, as well as by people who know that uncyclopedia because even though it's likely to be the internet's premier collection of biting-edge satire, stupid satire (which often is the satire), short story satire (UnBooks), sickest satire (gross is allowed here, although there are slight differences in rules about naked ladies and gents), and general all-around satire site on the entire net, it did this without anybody doing a news story or at least a feature item on it. Very few published articles mention uncyclopedia, and none of them really describe what it is. Nor has there been, as far as I know but maybe I'm wrong about all of this, a news story of any note. There is literally no way to go but up! Aleister 18:58 3-5-14
I think Aleister is trying to convince himself that the split was beneficial. Anton (talk) 20:17, May 3, 2014 (UTC)
Actually, we all underestimate the event. Of course, there are many positive sides to it (which Aleister has carefully listed here), but it doesn't change the fact that it is now deep in everyone's mind. Anton (talk) 20:20, May 3, 2014 (UTC)
This is a list for good things. Enough success and time have gone by to say that both are here to stay. Now the only thing left is to see where we can overlap and benefit both sites. I say promotion - principled promotion - may be a way forward. And that the amount of print or screen coverage now has been effectively zero, so the only way to go is up! I call for peace talks, and a pow wow, and peace pipe circling, and choirs of angles singing either Hallelujah or Old Black Betty. Aleister 20:44 5-3-14
I agree. What else should I do? Anton (talk) 20:59, May 3, 2014 (UTC)

I made no secret before the split that I felt the community was one of the best things about a united Uncyclopedia. 2010-2012 were superb, we had a solid community of about 25 users and lots who would edit now and again. What has been lost in the split is that sense of community, people came to Uncyclopedia for the funnies and stayed for the community. Now, despite our best efforts, new users get very little in the way of positive feedback as there just aren't enough of us to vote them through on NOTM, UOTM and WOTM. Articles on VFH used to go through in a week tops, now a month is the average, sometimes even longer. Uncyclopedia was and would be better together, with wikia as the host where no better option presents itself.

The fork has made some fantastic steps forwards in terms of editing but at the cost of its active community, excluding edits by Llwy-ar-lawr who is the new MadMax of the fork the fork uncyclopedia received about twenty edits yesterday, there's an article on their VFH that has been there for 153 days and has polled seven votes. The people I've spoken to about this have objected to this wiki because of issues with wikia and, unfortunately, SPIKE. I share my articles with the fork, I even helped by donating when they wanted money to support their servers all because I care about Uncyclopedia and I came to like a lot of the users who went to the fork. I would support any move to work more closely together or to bring the two together again, whatever our differences they are not irreconcilable and I propose we make contact with the other Uncyc and suggest a joint venture, a writing competition or perhaps we could expand the USP to report on both sites rather than just one.

TL;DR version: I hate there being two Uncyclopedia's, it's shit waffles. --ChiefjusticeXBox 08:15, May 5, 2014 (UTC)

It's sad that many people blame Spike for the fact that they quit this site. It's even more sad that they have conflicts in the first place. Spike can often be critical, but mostly often he is very helpful, if you try to listen to what he is saying. Anton (talk) 18:31, May 5, 2014 (UTC)
Schism. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 06:59, May 6, 2014 (UTC)
Since chief has come back the site has reemerged to the pleasant place it used to be. What's something extremely radical we can do to recruit new writers? --ShabiDOO 00:16, May 10, 2014 (UTC)
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