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Okay, it's time to face facts, people. No one likes Uncyclopedia. It's the worst. The "un" stands for "unfunny". One of the goals of Uncyclopedia from the beginning was to provide a satirical point of view for everything. Yeah right! We don't even have an article on satyrs! How are we supposed to provide their point of view if they're not even here? I think it's time for us to admit that we failed and just get on with our lives. Maybe move on to something better, like ED. It's not too late. --Pleb SYNDROME CUN medicate (butt poop!!!!) 10:21, 7 April 2008 (UTC)

Thank you for your suggestion regarding satyr! 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. Sir Ljlego, GUN VFH FIYC WotM SG WHotM PWotM AotM EGAEDM ANotM + (Talk) 22:58, 7 April 2008 (UTC)
Way to shift the blame, Llejo. Suddenly it's my fault there's no article on satyrs. --Pleb SYNDROME CUN medicate (butt poop!!!!) 12:33, 8 April 2008 (UTC)
It's pronounced "satyr" you clown. --OptyC Sucks! Icons-flag-us CUN 20:42, 9 April 2008 (UTC)

Vote

Score: -4

For

  1. Symbol for vote Nom & For --Pleb SYNDROME CUN medicate (butt poop!!!!) 10:21, 7 April 2008 (UTC)
  2. For Because I haven't been on for a few weeks because Spike is dead. --MegaPleb Dexter111344 Complain here 00:32, 8 April 2008 (UTC)
  3. Four more years -- Tinymooose.gif » Sir Savethemooses Grand Commanding Officer ... holla atcha boy» 06:19, 9 April 2008 (UTC)
  4. Dig fuck uncyc. --THINKER 20:29, 9 April 2008 (UTC)

Against

  1. Against, Then what would i and the other riff raff like me do, we'd have to get jobs, lives...I think you're just a little unrealistic. I do agree however that there does not seem to be the same vision of the site amougst some users--Sycamore (Talk) 12:09, 7 April 2008 (UTC)
  2. Against, encyclopeediafagatica sucks.
  3. With so much serious stuff in the world, we need at least one place that is totally insane, but with some quality control. Really, who in their right mind would trash Barney? :P Mistress of the Clow ~ Cardcaptor Stacey Icons-flag-gb Snoopy [Talk] [Work] [Uncyclopedia Fanlisting] 19:05, 7 April 2008 (UTC)
  4. Hmm, whats this? Get rid of Uncyclopedia? But then I would not have Pee Review! Warm Regards, Javascap
  5. Nah I'm not liking that idea.. there are many Uncyclopaedia pages that are hilarious, anyway. Cp833 22:19, 7 April 2008 (UTC)
  6. Then all I'd have at work was work. Blech! Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 02:18, 8 April 2008 (UTC)
  7. My mother said shutting down Uncyclopedia is the devil.--<<Bradmonogram.png>> 12:00, 8 April 2008
  8. No pizza. VGD >=3 19:26, 9 April 2008 (UTC)

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Ideas to fix problems with participation

  • Is it possible that the moratorium on redlinks is outdated given the current slow humor economy? Perhaps we should allow some redlinks on every page to encourage others to continue writing? It seems to me that people are running out of ideas, and there's nothing that begs editing quite like a redlink.
  • We should allow all pages stay that aren't shock or spam for a while, even if they're microstubs. If we just label them as such, they can be easily removed later.
  • We need a list of good topics for articles that people can pick from, and not have their work immediately taken to VFD, QVFD, or your mom.

Discuss. Am I way off-base here?--<<Bradmonogram.png>> 12:30, 7 April 2008 (UTC)

We are not running out of ideas, they are just coming slower as most have been done before in some way or another. In about a few years time we may face that problem of simple lack of ideas though (when most of us wont be here). --Sir DJ ~ Irreverent Icons-flag-au Noobaward Wotm Unbooks mousepad GUN 12:33, 7 April 2008 (UTC)
There's always a solution to this.........More cowbell! - RougethebatAdmiral Enzo Aquarius-Dial the Gate SonicLivesPicture 17:27, 7 April 2008 (UTC)
Real wikis do have short articles and stubs. I don't see why, if we're a parody of those other wikis, we shouldn't have short articles and stubs allowed too, even if they are only one joke. — Dr. Skullthumper, in school atm

Red Links and quality

I'm sympathtic to the idea that quality could be something that would remedy this issue; many of the pages are a little run down. i have tided quite a few, but theres a need for more good editors to try and keep standards higher. I am fairly ignorant of how to really improve participation in a wider sense, the topics that have yet to be done and their are amny stub type articles (do you have a template that I can use to highlight pages could be expanded?).--Sycamore (Talk) 12:53, 7 April 2008 (UTC)

NO! NOT A-FUCKING-GAIN! Dr. Skullthumper, so mad he's editing from school.
Every time I see anything even vaguely related to Quality Control, I'm setting another Furby on fire. —Dr. Skullthumper in school
Me too. Except replace Furby with Kitten. Icons-flag-au Sir Cs1987 UOTM. t. c 03:35, 8 April 2008 (UTC)

{{V}} ;) --THINKER 19:55, 7 April 2008 (UTC)

I edit from University:)--Sycamore (Talk) 19:59, 7 April 2008 (UTC)

Are those safety scissors? Why are you eating paste? Is that a university level course now? Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 02:37, 8 April 2008 (UTC)
  • Yes it is, we also beat the crap out of nerds during breaks:)--Sycamore (Talk) 11:47, 8 April 2008 (UTC)

I don't think that increased quality control is the answer here. I also don't think that decreased quality control is the answer here. I think that if we keep doing what we're doing, article ideas will crop up. I actually have a few jotted down or even started on my userpage. Feel free to expand on those, if you're short on inspiration. Otheriwse, there are over a million Wikipedia pages, now, I think, and any of those could probably be parodied. The problem isn't lack of things to write about, it's lack of inspiration for authors. Uncyclopedia:The Creative Process has a few tips, but really it's just about getting ideas and turning them into articles. - P.M., WotM, & GUN, Sir Led Balloon Baloon(Tick Tock) (Contribs) 21:05, Apr 7

Shut down? When we're #61?

Somebody loves us. --SirU.U.Esq. VFH | GUN | Natter | Uh oh | Pee 21:14, Apr 7

Woo hoo! #61! That's two placements ahead of even the ever popular Embarrassingproblems.co.uk. -- §. | WotM | PLS | T | C | A 01:17, 8 April 2008 (UTC)
What category are we under? Advice and Information? Sounds really important. -- Kaizer the Bjorn PotM | talk 00:34, 9 April 2008 (UTC)
Judging from how the list is bunched into categories, I think it's more of a group than a ranked list. We're in the group of the 101 most useful websites on the web. (Yet another sign that Uncyclopedia has failed--isn't the goal to be as useless as possible?) Also, why do people keep saying that nothing on this site is true? I hate that. --Pleb SYNDROME CUN medicate (butt poop!!!!) 02:39, 9 April 2008 (UTC)
Ah, but that means you like it, because nothing on this site is true. But the same applies to this comment. PARADOX! Spang talk 03:24, 09 Apr 2008
I had a paradox once, 2 of the best boots I ever owned. Second only to my New Rocks. ~ Dame Ceridwyn ~ talk DUN VoNSE arc2.0 05:05, 09 April 2008
Wow, that totally sounded like something MO would say. /scared. ~ Dame Ceridwyn ~ talk DUN VoNSE arc2.0 05:06, 09 April 2008
You should be! Mehehehehehe.... ~ Sir TheCeridBalloon ~ talk GUN PLS Top10/07 10:45, 9 April 2008 (UTC)
Whai? P.M., RotM, & KUN, Sir Led BallUUn UU Manhole(Sick Sock) (Contribs) 10:55, 9 April 2008 (UTC)
Well now I really am scared!!! O_O ~ Dame Ceridwyn ~ talk DUN VoNSE arc2.0 06:40, 09 April 2008
1rd of all: O_O
2st, and more importantly: Uncyclopedia is #61 of non-pornographic sites. Moduspangi Word | Other Word 19:17, 9 April 2008 (UTC)
We're not a porn site? What?! So what were all those "artistic nude shots" I saw you and Mord posing for then? Dame Ceridwyn 19:44, 9 April 2008 (UTC)
Just to be safe, bans all around. Bone_F_clear.png Sir Faminandi, Gun Petition » 21:25, 9 April 2008 (UTC)
I'll just un-ban myself with my super awesome jew-admin powers! C Jewriken eridillo A Bitch/Prude with a Dildo GUN 00:45, 10 April 2008 (UTC)
Squee! ~ Sir Modwyn ~ talk GUN RaNDOM Spang's talkpage, for some reason 04:48, 10 April 2008 (UTC)
I don't know if anyone else is even playing anymore. And its a link to the arc, not just Spang's talkpage. The arc is legendary, I'd expect you to know that by now, its over a year old!
Oh and I miss our theology discussions. We should have another of those :) ~~ Dame Cwlego, DUN  [talk] 06:25, 10 April 2008 (UTC)
That arc is so last year. As for theology, I've moved on. I'm an apatheist now, and plan to remain so until the Apathean Right starts picketing Planned Parenthood and opens up natural history museums that manage to corrupt "natural", "history" and "museum" simultaneously. Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 06:44, 10 April 2008 (UTC)
Oh well :( then. I wouldn't have thought the Apatheans would get round to picketing anything? And the arc is so not last year, you're so last year! /sulk :( ~ Dame Ceridwyn ~ talk DUN VoNSE arc2.0 06:51, 10 April 2008
I'm mostly waiting for the Apathean natural history museum, with it's meh-telligent design theory, and ancient man not being motivated enough to ride dinosaurs. As for Arc: this is the internets! The web moves at such fantangorphous speed that last year is like handlebar moustaches and the external combustion engine, compared to this year's Van Dyke and soy-powered, motorized, electrofied La-Z-Boys. Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 07:04, 10 April 2008 (UTC)
Why bother riding a dinosaur? Its just gonna turn around and bite you anyway. Weird, sounds like you read my blog today O_o. Also handlebar moustaches are sexy. ~ Dame Ceridwyn ~ talk DUN VoNSE arc2.0 07:12, 10 April 2008
Just wait until you see my handlebar eyebrows. Also, you have a blog? (Nerd). Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 07:26, 10 April 2008 (UTC)
Actually I have two. ~ Dame Ceridwyn ~ talk DUN VoNSE arc2.0 07:36, 10 April 2008
/me sets phaser to defrost. Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 07:38, 10 April 2008 (UTC)

Attn: Syndrome

Nobody is forcing you to stay here. If at any time you're sick of Uncyclopedia, you need only click the red button in the upper corner of your screen. Doing so will remove this website from your computer, and you need never return. —Hinoa talk.kun 01:26, 8 April 2008 (UTC)

Don't we have that in the welcome text? Is there even a purpose for that welcome text?-~~ Sir Ljlego, GUN  [talk]
I'm at least marginally certain that he was joking......... - P.M., WotM, & GUN, Sir Led Balloon Baloon(Tick Tock) (Contribs) 01:46, Apr 8
No, no, he was serious. Dead fucking serious. Somewhat. Sig_pic.PNG Unsolicited conversation Extravagant beauty PEEING 01:49, 8 April 2008 (UTC)
Oh, ok. - P.M., WotM, & GUN, Sir Led Balloon Baloon(Tick Tock) (Contribs) 01:53, Apr 8
Also, I base this conjecture on absolutely no evidence. There wasn't much speculation either. Sig_pic.PNG Unsolicited conversation Extravagant beauty PEEING 02:05, 8 April 2008 (UTC)
Hey, no need to convince me, man, I have seen that light. - P.M., WotM, & GUN, Sir Led Balloon Baloon(Tick Tock) (Contribs) 03:41, Apr 8
Agreed, but if he does that, he won't get all the attention he is getting now. UN:N should be in play here. --Lt. Sir Orion Blastar (talk) 00:08, 9 April 2008 (UTC)

Burn Uncyclopedia down

Burnburnburn!
Ahem. Sorry for reverting to tired old clichés. Now, my microwave noodles are ready. -- Hindleyite Converse 20:02, 9 April 2008 (UTC)

Put the gas can and lighter down and back away slowly . . . . Wouldn't shutting down Uncyclopedia prove we were taking ourselves too seriously? We do this for fun, or the humor doesn't work, right? (Work with me, folks.) Verp 20:20, 9 April 2008 (UTC)

Man, I knew I was cooking those noodles the wrong way... no wonder they tasted like burnt petrol. Might also explain why they are called 'microwave' noodles.
In short, Uncle Pete is the wurst. Oh yeah, link whoring is back in vogue. -- Hindleyite Converse 20:27, 9 April 2008 (UTC)
When was it out of vogue? -- Sir Mhaille Icons-flag-gb (talk to me)
What? We write articles for fun? I thought we were serious here and wrote factual articles that are true but not funny at all. You mean some, if not all of the articles here are not meant to be taken seriously and may not be factual at all? I mean I was earning my PHD at the Uncollege here at the University of Uncyclopedia with Oscar Wilde as the Dean and the Admins as the professors. You mean that is not real either? But what about my student loan and all of that tuition money? Do I still owe that, or was it unmoney? I'm confused. Isn't Wikipedia that humor Wiki, or was that Conservapedia? I can't tell any more. --Lt. Sir Orion Blastar (talk) 05:02, 11 April 2008 (UTC)
Shit that means my course at the University of Conservapedia was fake to and the world wasn't made in 7 days? --Sir DJ ~ Irreverent Icons-flag-au Noobaward Wotm Unbooks mousepad GUN 05:10, 11 April 2008 (UTC)
Uncycloversity mayhaps? This is /Serious Business/ people! SpacerSpacerPremierTomMayfairChe RedPhone Unsoc Hammer and sickle
Somebody didn't study. The universe was made in six days. There's no way you're getting that job at the Creation Museum now. Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 06:08, 11 April 2008 (UTC)
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