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First there's the disgrace that was Wikimania. If that wasn't enough to turn you off, it just got worse. Too bad the only places in this world that actually share our ideals are things like The Onion and the Daily Show, and they're the kind of people a wholesome, independent humor site like us doesn't want to associate with. Too bad there are no humor websites like us. I guess that's what it's like when you're an Uncyclopedian. --Crazyswordsman...With SAVINGS!!!! (T/C) 16:40, 17 August 2007 (UTC)

...yes. - RougethebatAdmiral Enzo Aquarius-Dial the Gate SonicLivesPicture 16:49, 17 August 2007 (UTC)
I like the Daily Show. --Señor DiZtheGreat Cuba flag large CUN AOTM ( Worship me!) (Praise me!) (Join me!) AMEN! 16:52, 17 August 2007 (UTC)
The Colbert Report is better. P.M., WotM, & GUN, Sir Led Balloon Baloon(Tick Tock) (Contribs) 21:04, Aug 17, 2007
The repore owns. LeatherboundbooksTalkContributions 00:08, 18 August 2007 (UTC)
UNCYCLOPEDIANS FOR THERE OWN CONVENTION!!! --Capercorn FLAME! what? UNATO OWS 18:41, 17 August 2007 (UTC)
HEAR HEAR! +Boomer 03:13, 18 August 2007 (UTC)
Uncyclomania didn't do too well last time it was proposed. Nothing really happened. There area few other wikis like Illogicopedia, Wikiality, and Wiqipedia that we could get together with if we need more people to organize it. --~ Tophatsig 17/08/2007 @ 21:21
I'd like to do one with Conservapedia, but they actually believe what they write. --Crazyswordsman...With SAVINGS!!!! (T/C) 00:52, 18 August 2007 (UTC)
Ya, there should totally be a convention. Hell, if it was within an hour drive of where I live, I might even go. P.M., WotM, & GUN, Sir Led Balloon Baloon(Tick Tock) (Contribs) 01:11, Aug 18, 2007
What you could do is go to Uncyclomedia's wiki, and go to the Requests for projects area, then ask Carlb for some space for an official wiki to help organize the event like Wikimedia. There could be a vote for a location, information about the convention, et cetera. However, there is a financial aspect, which probably caused the thing to fail in the first place. ~ Tophatsig 18/08/2007 @ 01:16
You think we could pull it off? It would awesome if we could get a convention! --YeOldeLuke 07:56, 18 August 2007 (UTC)
Well, I guess, we're kinda like Neil Cicierega in our humor. Original and actually funny. Maybe we could get him. --Crazyswordsman...With SAVINGS!!!! (T/C) 16:05, 18 August 2007 (UTC)
Well, let's see if people are actually willing to have a convention: ~ Tophatsig 18/08/2007 @ 17:18
Should this thread be moved to The Dump? P.M., WotM, & GUN, Sir Led Balloon Baloon(Tick Tock) (Contribs) 19:25, Aug 23, 2007
Moved. ~ Tophatsig 23/08/2007 @ 19:31

I'm of the opinion that it may be more convenient to organise two events (if we're really clever, simultaneously; but let's not get ahead of ourselves), one in the USA and one in Europe. Well, OK, England. Well, OK, London. Either way, I think we have enough Uncyclopedians in each country to warrant localised gatherings. Or something. -- Sir Codeine K·H·P·B·M·N·C·U·Bu. · (Harangue) 21:43, 23 August 2007 (UTC)


I think the last one was São Paulo, Brasil. About all I understood from the various complex charts and graphs presented at that gathering was that the number of bans was up while article quality dropped off the chart. At least that's what I think they were saying; or was it "yes, we have no bananas, we have no bananas today"? --23:18, 23 August 2007 (UTC)
I think we have to do it in Aurora, New York. For nostalgic purposes.-Sir Ljlego, GUN VFH FIYC WotM SG WHotM PWotM AotM EGAEDM ANotM + (Talk) 22:43, 28 August 2007 (UTC)

Wow, it's been a while since this was brought up, so here's something I thought I should mention a second ago. We should hold this thing, if we are in fact gonna have one, over the summer. That way, people who are in school could get away to the convention. P.M., WotM, & GUN, Sir Led Balloon Baloon(Tick Tock) (Contribs) 22:28, Sep 14, 2007

A question about this: yes, I would go and all that, especially if its in New York, but how would we handle banned users? Could, for example, a certain whiny person show up at the event if he/she knew where it was? --Doovad 03:49, 29 September 2007 (UTC)

Good question. I suppose anyone that wanted could show up, but I don't really think he would want to. P.M., WotM, & GUN, Sir Led Balloon Baloon(Tick Tock) (Contribs) 04:04, Sep 29
Not a problem. If banned users try to show up they'll just get presented with a ban screen and a reason for their block from the convention. Or am I overestimating my power again? --Strange (but) Untrue  Whhhy?Whut?How? *Back from the dead* 10:12, 29 September 2007 (UTC)
The thing I'd be worried about would be the millions of wannabe teenagers showing up saying "I AM TEH 4.252.99.182 YA BOI!" I don't know that people actually speak like that, but I wouldn't put it past them. Plus the obvious problem of w00t and other ED people showing up. Frightening, really. I want my mummy.-Sir Ljlego, GUN VFH FIYC WotM SG WHotM PWotM AotM EGAEDM ANotM + (Talk) 15:27, 29 September 2007 (UTC)
I've got it! We build.....a forcefield! Yes, that's it, a forcefield! That'll stop em.... P.M., WotM, & GUN, Sir Led Balloon Baloon(Tick Tock) (Contribs) 16:14, Sep 29

Question Time!

Vote.

Would you go to Uncyclomania?

Score: +9 to go
Score: +3 to not go

If you had to fly there would you go?

Score: +2.5 to go
Score: +2.5 to stay

Would you donate to help rent the facility?

Score: +5 to help
Score: +1 to be stingy

If you could open up some sort of booth at Uncyclomania depending on your donation, and possibly make money would you?

Score: +1 to donate
Score: +2 not to donate
  • Not donate --General Insineratehymn 17:24, 18 August 2007 (UTC)
  • No Unless I could find something to peddle to unsuspecting passersby. Invisible clothes, anyone? --Strange (but) Untrue  Whhhy?Whut?How? *Back from the dead* 17:36, 18 August 2007 (UTC)
  • Of course I'd sell Uncyclopedia userpages -RAHB 01:56, 24 September 2007 (UTC)

If we setup a wiki to organize the event, would you help us?

Score: +5 to help
Score: +1 not to help

What location should Uncyclomedia be in?

We're talking major cities, not Hickstown, Montana Texas Alaska. Please have a vote for an American location and an alternative European location. Also, no against votes.

I'll have you know I resent that. It's a stereotype that Montana is full of hicks and I make it a point to run over everyone who continues to use it with my horse and wagon.
Seriously, though, it bugs me, so I'm going to change it. --Captain Random 21:36, 28 August 2007 (UTC)
Sorry for the revert. I had two tabs open at once and... reverted the wrong thing. Figures. I screw up the one time I say "fucking" in an edit summary.  Sir Skullthumper, MD (criticize  writings  SU&W) 21:54 Aug 28, 2007
S'alright. I've had it happen a lot on En.Wiki. --Captain Random 21:49, 28 August 2007 (UTC)
I changed it to Alaska. I reason that it's the biggest, coldest, and emptiest state, and nobody there has a computer(they would, but they're too busy working in fish canneries). P.M., WotM, & GUN, Sir Led Balloon Baloon(Tick Tock) (Contribs) 22:15, Aug 28, 2007

America

Users for New York, New York
  • Boston is preferable, but this is alright. P.M., WotM, & GUN, Sir Led Balloon Baloon(Tick Tock) (Contribs) 17:42, Aug 18, 2007
  • I'm for this, though I probably still won't go. I might drive by just to point and laugh. --Littleboyonly TKFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK Oldmanonly 00:55, 19 August 2007 (UTC)
  • Also for this, also might just point and laugh, or shout "parakeet".  Sir Skullthumper, MD (criticize  writings  SU&W) 00:08 Aug 19, 2007
  • Strong For! I would certainly be able to make this one!-Sir Ljlego, GUN VFH FIYC WotM SG WHotM PWotM AotM EGAEDM ANotM + (Talk) 21:58, 23 August 2007 (UTC)
  • Strong For. I could go there on a day trip (which is all I caould do). goshzillacorrespondence 13:09, 29 August 2007 (UTC)
  • For I live in New York City :). Want to do it at my apartment? ;) --Composure1 19:56, 31 August 2007 (UTC)
  • Yase Mangs--ShroomsShroom!Gay2Sir Flammable KUN Prince%21.gif (Na Naaaaa...)Gay2Shroom!Shroomirror 20:03, 31 August 2007 (UTC)
  • Aganist(comment) New York? DO YOU EVEN REALIZE HOW EXPENSIVE THAT WOULD BE!Think about the cost to fly,the convention center you have to rent,the transprotation,the hotel rooms not all users would be able to afford that. Where just a medium sized wiki not wikipedia.--Scott 03:31, 7 September 2007 (UTC)
    • No matter where the convention is held, there will be users that live too far away and would have to fly. Naturally, some people just wouldn't want to spend that much. The idea is to vote on the major city closest to you, and hope that others live there. P.M., WotM, & GUN, Sir Led Balloon Baloon(Tick Tock) (Contribs) 18:43, Sep 7, 2007
  • For I can disguise it as a trip to my mother's. She lives in PA.     EugeneKay wuz here (whine thank)   08:42, 8 September 2007 (UTC)  
  • Strongly For New York is probably the only place it would be feasible for me to go to. --Doovad 03:49, 29 September 2007 (UTC)
Users for Minneapolis, Minnesota
Users for Miami, Florida
Users for Nashville, Tennessee
Users for Dallas, Texas
  • Closer to where I live. -- Kip > Talk Works Puzzle Potato Dry Brush CUN Icons-flag-us
  • For this one as well, but not as strongly as NYC. Can I do that? I live in Houston.     EugeneKay wuz here (whine thank)   08:42, 8 September 2007 (UTC)  
  • For It's the only way I could possibly make it. But of course, nobody cares about that. It's Mrthejazz... a case not yet solved. 16:57, 20 September 2007 (UTC)
Users for Columbus, Ohio

I will also accept Chicago. —Hinoa talk.kun 20:52, 18 August 2007 (UTC)

Users for Las Vegas, Nevada
Users for Chicago, Illinois

We could picket Lulzcon!!! --Capercorn FLAME! what? UNATO OWS 20:43, 18 August 2007 (UTC)

I would vote Chicago because there's a good chance I'll be there for a large portion of next summer. -- Tinymooose.gif » Sir Savethemooses Grand Commanding Officer ... holla atcha boy» 22:57, 28 August 2007 (UTC)

Users for San Francisco, California
Users for Seattle, Washington
Users for Redmond, Washington
Users for Des Moines, Iowa

Manageable. -- Tinymooose.gif » Sir Savethemooses Grand Commanding Officer ... holla atcha boy» 23:02, 28 August 2007 (UTC)

Users for Richmond, Virginia
Users for Boston, Massachusetts
Users for Denver, Colorado

We're in the middle of the country! Everybody can come! +Boomer 19:01, 18 August 2007 (UTC)

Europe

Users for London, England
  • Unless we really have a sizeable number of people from elsewhere in Europe (do we?), I'm guessing this would be the place it would be by default. Or even somewhere more in the middle of the country (says she who lives as far North as you can go without having to eat haggis.) --Strange (but) Untrue  Whhhy?Whut?How? *Back from the dead* 17:28, 18 August 2007 (UTC)
  • For because like Hindleyite, I too am lazy. -- Sir Codeine K·H·P·B·M·N·C·U·Bu. · (Harangue) 21:43, 23 August 2007 (UTC)
Users for Liverpool, England
  • For because I'm lazy and also too poor to go to London. I'm only a student, you know. I live off pizza and microwave stuff. -- Hindleyite Converse 13:38, 23 August 2007 (UTC)
Users for Berlin, Germany
Users for Munich, Germany
Users for Warsaw, Poland
Users for Rome, Italy
Users for Moscow, Russia
Users for St. Petersburg, Russia
Users for Athens, Greece
Users for Sparta, Greece

THIS IS SPARTA!!!!! --Capercorn FLAME! what? UNATO OWS 20:43, 18 August 2007 (UTC)

Users for Codeine's local, England
Users for Codeine's mum, England

Asia

Users for Seoul, South Korea
Users for Tel Aviv, Israel
  • What? We already have three people coming. ~Jewriken.GIF 21:39, 28 August 2007 (UTC)
Do we?---Asteroid B612B612 (aka Rataube) - Ñ 21:42, 28 August 2007 (UTC)
I have you, me, and Modus. ~Jewriken.GIF 21:43, 28 August 2007 (UTC)
I thought kakun was the third. Anyway, if modus is coming all the way from Canada to take his place, he must bring us bacon.--128.139.226.34 22:47, 29 August 2007 (UTC)

Poll Comments

I'm not going to organize this any further. ~ Tophatsig 18/08/2007 @ 17:18
We should just do the thing at my house. Or someplace where dollars, euros, and pounds are ideal for exchange. Like Mexico. --Hotadmin4u69 [TALK] 01:02, 2 September 2007 (UTC)
I like Mexico. I suggest Oaxaca. They have riots there and people demonstrating in the zoccola. Communism!. Mexico is also where Neurotics Anonymous is the most popular. And Oaxaca is really hard to get to. They have mezcal. Messes up your mind! And you can eat immature grasshoppers. The advantages are obvious. Pieface 17:31, 2 September 2007 (UTC)
Try Communist China. I don't think we could get a cheaper place than that unless we held the convention in Kenya or Honduras. That's at the expense of government-approved websurfing that might block Uncyc. Test here. I'm to lazy to do it. ~ Tophatsig 2/09/2007 @ 17:59
Test here as 'greatfirewallofchina' is currently reporting the entire Intarwebs as blocked. Current prime targets for the commies appear to be wikipedia.org and zh.uncyclopedia.info, but en:uncyclopedia.org may still be accessible. --205.150.76.42 23:42, 24 September 2007 (UTC)
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