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Slogan

So as you all might have noticed, our slogan is silly. 'Content-free encyclopedia'... except this place is hardly free of content; the content is what makes most of it funny in the first place. Now, a certain doctor tells us that apparently it was a flip on Wikipedia's old slogan, 'free-content encyclopedia', but that hardly applies anymore, either. Basically, I'm calling for an update. Any ideas? Any at all? I added the ones Aleister left on my talkpage, and any more, just add to the list, I suppose. 1234 ~ 16px-Pointy 02:13, 6 June 2011

Ideas (add new ones here, please; keep talking about them below)

(The free encyclopedia is the slogan for Wikipedia)

  • The content-free encyclopedia (current)
  • The Freedom Encyclopedia
  • The Free Range Encyclopedia
  • Encylopedia-Free Content
  • The cheaper encyclopedia
  • The value free encyclopedia
  • The encyclopedia free encyclopedia
  • The costly encyclopedia
  • A million misfacts at your fingertips
  • The fact free Encyclopedia
  • The dumbing down of dumbness
  • Uncyclopedia:There's a light at the end of the tunnel.
  • Uncyclopedia: With 1000% Less Content
  • The Freer Encyclopedier
  • The Freer Encyclopedia
  • The Friendly Encyclopedia
  • The content-rich encyclopedia
  • A Gay, Retared Place
  • The serious encyclopedia
  • The Encyclopedia-free Encyclopedia
  • The Encyclopedia Not Everyone Should Edit

How about:

  • The cheaper encyclopedia
  • The value free encyclopedia
  • The encyclopedia free encyclopedia
  • The costly encyclopedia

(Im only serious about one of them. GUESS which one!! :) Is it usefull? --ShabiDOO 03:53, June 6, 2011 (UTC)

Too bad; added them all to the list. 1234 ~ 16px-Pointy 17:10, 6 June 2011
You are on one big evil streak this afternoon young lady! --ShabiDOO 19:29, June 6, 2011 (UTC)
  • The IN-cyclopedia
How's that? --Maple leaf >> Hello, my name is Sir Lollipop, and I am Canadian! 03:58, 6 June 2011
Ehm...thats the name of the spanish version of the Uncyclopedia. --ShabiDOO 04:10, June 6, 2011 (UTC)
Shoot. How about "A million misfacts at your fingertips". That's a parody of the The World Almanac slogan "A million facts at your fingertips". --Maple leaf >> Hello, my name is Sir Lollipop, and I am Canadian! 04:13, 6 June 2011
Okay youre on the right track but thats a little litteral...maybe. --ShabiDOO 04:17, June 6, 2011 (UTC)
Nobody reads the World Almanac anymore. The only interesting part was the Year in Pictures and the flags section. --Maple leaf >> Hello, my name is Sir Lollipop, and I am Canadian! 04:20, 6 June 2011
And the amount of wheat grown in North Saskatchewan each year. Thats exciting. --ShabiDOO 04:25, June 6, 2011 (UTC)
As exciting as watching a fly take a crap. By the way, i'm working on a new logo for the Forum. --Maple leaf >> Hello, my name is Sir Lollipop, and I am Canadian! 04:34, 6 June 2011

How about "The fact free Encyclopedia", its goood as it only changes one word from the original. --Snowman111 Butlerstar Frosty dah snowguy contribs KUN PLEB Big GREEN Button Big red button 04:37, June 6, 2011 (UTC)

Frosty just did it. --Maple leaf >> Hello, my name is Sir Lollipop, and I am Canadian! 04:51, 6 June 2011

We have our slogan

Frosty just came up with "The fact free Encyclopedia"! All hail Frosty. --Maple leaf >> Hello, my name is Sir Lollipop, and I am Canadian! 04:51, 6 June 2011

Vote to make "The Fact free Encyclopedia" and promote Frosty to your divine leader

Score: 2 Egotistic douchebag
): --Snowman111 Butlerstar Frosty dah snowguy contribs KUN PLEB Big GREEN Button Big red button 05:00, June 6, 2011 (UTC)
The slogan i'm for. But you? As a leader? Come on, you use Internet Explorer. --Maple leaf >> Hello, my name is Sir Lollipop, and I am Canadian! 05:03, 6 June 2011
Your Canadian --Snowman111 Butlerstar Frosty dah snowguy contribs KUN PLEB Big GREEN Button Big red button 06:38, June 6, 2011 (UTC)
I think the point is to drop the pretense that we have no content, no facts, nothing but nothing and that wikipedia has it all. "The dumbing down of dumbness" is another way of putting it in a slogan. Apparantly the only reason the slogan became "content free" was because wikipedia used "free content", which they don't anymore. Now they just use "free". So the whole idea of us having no content came from a reverse of the motto of wikipedia, which is now obsolete. Aleister 11:14 6-6-'11

Uncyclopedia:There's a light at the end of the tunnel. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ® (Orate) 06:26, June 6, 2011 (UTC)

I've always preferred tunnels at the end of the light. 1234 ~ 16px-Pointy 07:49, 6 June 2011
Uncyclopedia: With 1000% Less Content. GiratinaOriginForme |Si Plebius Dato' (Sir) Joe ang Kemador CUN|IC Kill 800px-Flag of the Philippines svg | 10:53, June 6, 2011 (UTC)

Hey, Frosty. At least we have free health care. And let's not turn this into a battle of the countries. --Maple leaf >> Hello, my name is Sir Lollipop, and I am Canadian! 17:14, 6 June 2011

The Encyclopedia that doesn't suck --K evillips эвилипс MUN,CM,NS,3of7 17:55, June 6, 2011 (UTC)

Why?:The Free Range Encyclopedia or "The Freer Encyclopedier"

"The Free Range Encyclopedia" implies that we are freer than Wikipedia, and that users here can roam in a larger pen. Free Range can mean a very large area (which is what the public thinks) or an area the size of a matchbox (the legal definition in order to fool the public). It implies fences, but fences at a distance, wheras wikipedia puts the fences up against your face and dares you to climb them. We do have content here, good content, and good facts too, and maybe we should have a slogan which allows our first time readers to see more in us than "content free". Aleister 11:04 6-6-'11

Or, better yet and more rymie, "The Freer Encyclopedia", or make it really ryme "The Freer Encyclopedier". Aleister 11:32 6-6-'11
How about "The Friendly Encyclopedia". --Maple leaf >> Hello, my name is Sir Lollipop, and I am Canadian! 17:21, 6 June 2011
"The Free Form Encyclopedia" ? Aleister 20:04 6-6-'11
"The Fresh Uncyclopedia", "The Freeware Encyclopedia". --Maple leaf >> Hello, my name is Sir Lollipop, and I am Canadian! 20:05, 6 June 2011

tl;dr

  • Against changing the slogan. -- Brigadier General Sir Zombiebaron 17:38, June 6, 2011 (UTC)
  • Also against. Can't see what's wrong with the current one at all. I like it. --Littleboyonly TKFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK Oldmanonly 17:56, June 6, 2011 (UTC)
    Unless we change it to "The Gay Encyclopedia" --Littleboyonly TKFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK Oldmanonly 20:55, June 6, 2011 (UTC)
    How about "Unyclopedia: The Gay & Stupid & Ugly & Retarted & Fat Encyclopedia" or "Uncyclopedia: a gay retared place"? --Mn-z 21:00, June 6, 2011 (UTC)
    Brilliant! --Littleboyonly TKFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK Oldmanonly 21:19, June 6, 2011 (UTC)
  • Symbol for vote For. changing the slogan. It's out of date since wikipedia changed theirs, and it's inaccurate. The best satire, esp. political satire, is chock-full of content. Lots of content, told in comedic language so the powers-that-be don't kill us. Look at David Icke. A laugh a minute about his reptiles, but he then has lots of content. The reptiles are his beard. Aleister 20:02 6-6-'11
  • For keeping the slogan the same. Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 20:51, June 6, 2011 (UTC)
  • If your problem is that the old slogan doesn't apply anymore because Uncyclopedia is no longer content-free, why don't you just change it to "Uncyclopedia — the content-rich encyclopedia"? Schamschi, 21:17, June 6, 2011 (UTC)
    You best be joking --Littleboyonly TKFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK Oldmanonly 21:47, June 6, 2011 (UTC)
    This whole site is a joke, so I might as well have been serious. Schamschi, 21:55, June 6, 2011 (UTC)

"Uncyclopedia: A Gay, Retared Place"

  • Symbol for vote For.. --Littleboyonly TKFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK Oldmanonly 21:19, June 6, 2011 (UTC)
  • Symbol for vote For.. --Tophat headless 21:28, June 6, 2011 (UTC)
  • Symbol for vote For. Its f*cking magical or something!! --Mn-z 23:14, June 6, 2011 (UTC)

The joke

is that we don't have any content, i.e. nothing here is worth reading. It's not true, of course. But that's what makes it a joke.  Sir Skullthumper, MD (criticize  writings  SU&W) 21:40 Jun 06, 2011

It's kinda sad that you had to explain that. -- Brigadier General Sir Zombiebaron 21:41, June 6, 2011 (UTC)
Actually, it kind of is true, which may be why people have such a hard time getting it. 1234 ~ 16px-Pointy 21:46, 6 June 2011
Cynicism aside, it's purposefully inaccurate for the sake of humor, so I think we ought to leave it, even if some of the cleverness is gone because Wikipedia calls itself "free" instead of "free content".  Sir Skullthumper, MD (criticize  writings  SU&W) 21:47 Jun 06, 2011
For lack of anything much better, I'm inclined to agree - it's a slogan, a piece of the site identity, and if it is to be changed, there should be a marked increase. While some of the ones folks have come up with have been pretty good, the improvement just isn't that much... blah.
But seriously, we suck, and we've just been getting worse. Don't try to push that aside; it is very definitely an issue. 1234 ~ 16px-Pointy 21:51, 6 June 2011
Regardless of whether Uncyclopedia contains anything or not, I think the argument that Wikipedia's slogan has changed is not a really strong one, because when I discovered Uncyclopedia, I actually managed to make the connection between "Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia" and "Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia" (I had probably known Wikipedia before that, but apparently I had not been aware that Wikipedia's slogan had once been "the free-content" encyclopedia, at least not aware enough to make the connection that the origin of "content-free encyclopedia" is just a flip-around of "free-content encyclopedia". So I think this whole discussion is rather pointless. Schamschi, 21:52, June 6, 2011 (UTC)
Oh, it is an issue, and believe you me, one that I think about constantly. It just bugs me when people try to bring it into every discussion because for the most part it's rather unconstructive. The fact that we suck is a separate issue than the topic at hand, and mixing the two together is only apt to end in a derailed discussion, whereupon nothing will get done. I'm cynical too, of course. I just don't think it needs to be brought up everywhere and, in doing so, poison a topic.  Sir Skullthumper, MD (criticize  writings  SU&W) 21:54 Jun 06, 2011
I think all above are right in how the original slogan exemplifies the hidden dynamic identity of this place. But we miss the bigger picture. There is an "us" in the slogan, but within, and ironically also withfrom, there is also a subtle urging for us to toss out the crumbling slogan. But of course! This creates a non ending struggle, a toss to and fro of our emerging identifying places, which can only resolve itself in either giving into the new found urge to the new, the unknown, the unfamiliar or to go more deep into the underlying yearning of our separate trans-pacification. AHAH!!! So, yes, I agree it would at once be completely absurd to make a change for the sake of identity corruption, but at the same time it is senseless to resist the comming tidal wave of our uninhibited yearnings for the numenously apparent. VOILA!!!! Also, we all secretly want to fuck each other and then cry in each others arms all night long in total confusion and fence sitting. So it should be pretty clear what Im voting for. :) --ShabiDOO 23:28, June 6, 2011 (UTC)
Er... you mean, something between Nobody cares and Everybody cares? Schamschi, 23:39, June 6, 2011 (UTC)
It is more of an issue than you give credit, though. It is the fact that we suck that not only turns our slogan into a flat joke at best, but also prevents us from coming up with a particularly better one. So... eh. Hint: This is the point where some valiant someone comes in and proved me wrong. Well? 1234 ~ 16px-Pointy 00:01, 7 June 2011
Forunately, it's not me. --Maple leaf >> Hello, my name is Sir Lollipop, and I am Canadian! 00:08, 7 June 2011
Hey hey hey hey Lyrithya. Whoahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Don't get in the way of a free for all love fest. --ShabiDOO 00:13, June 7, 2011 (UTC)
WE ALL SUCK! DO YOU HEAR ME?! WE ALL S–
*gets dragged away by the men in the white coats* 1234 ~ 16px-Pointy 00:52, 7 June 2011
You guys are all crazy beans. We don't suck, this is a great site, and saying that as well as using the content-free slogan loses us lots of credibility. I know it's a joke (a funny one? I dunno), but I'd bet that many people who read "content-free" believe it, and move on. Others read it, and expect that from our pages. If they then click on a 2005 Chuck Norris Hitler page, we lose them. Even "Gay retarded" is better, it a least stirs the soup instead of burning it. Blahburgers. Muffintoast. Has there ever been a major media publicity stir regarding the site? What is the most publicity it's ever had? With the growing collection of excellent pages here, coming up on 1800 features in the tube, the site can do nothing but grow in popularity. Content-free is funny for those in the know, abrasive to the first time visitor testing the waters of a maybe-maybe not respected site. Gay retarded beans. Aleister' 00:56 7-6-'11
(edit conflict) I'll be that valiant someone. Here I go: Now, I have to disagree with you there, Lyrithya. According to Uncyclopedia:At A Glance we have one-thousand seven-hundred fourteen featured articles, which is six point sixty-six percent of all our articles. I'd say that's pretty good, wouldn't you?
Now, I can see that you'll probably say something along the lines of "Yeah... but just because we think the humor's good, doesn't mean it's actually good." But I'd have to beg to differ. Think about it: we have over six-thousand users minus the vandals and sockpuppets it's about four or five thousand (because what's one-thousand give or take, anyway?). And all of those four or five thousand people saw something in Uncyclopedia, and it was obviously good, or else they wouldn't have made an account. Now think about this: those four or five thousand people who made an account are normal people like you and me (well... most of them, anyway...). They do normal people things, they eat, they have jobs, they have husbands and wifes, and boyfriends and girlfriends and they have sex with those husbands and wifes, and boyfriends and girlfriends. That's not to mention all the IP's who read our articles and make constructive edits, they're normal people, too. And what's this all suggest? It suggest that most normal (and abnormal, for that matter) people will find us funny.
And even if we are just sitting in a corner babbling to ourselves, at least we're amusing ourselves... --Tophat headless 01:31, June 7, 2011 (UTC)

New Slogan (as per Aleisters diatribe above)

Vote to make "Hey, don't go away, stay here and read our articles, they don't suck, they are worth reading, we even have a section to show you the pages that suck the least, seriously, stay interested in us and read our pages please please please" the official slogan of Uncyclopedia

Score: -1
  • For. --ShabiDOO 17:02, June 7, 2011 (UTC)
  • Symbol for vote Hey, read my for reason, don't go away and dismiss it as a cheep joke. Really, this for reason doesn't suck, it's actually quite funny. It even has a green check-mark image! No really, don't leave, stay here, with me and read. Please please please? --Tophat headless 17:45, June 7, 2011 (UTC)
  • Against. We should make the new slogan be the old slogan. Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 21:11, June 7, 2011 (UTC)
  • Symbol against vote Against. Our slogan should be "The encyclopedia where you can join and make an article and get it put on QVFD and bitch at an admin, and get infabanned. Fun fun fun!" But I like Aleister's too. --Maple leaf >> Hello, my name is Sir Lollipop, and I am Canadian! 21:17, 7 June 2011

Another new slogan

Since this "discussion" is heading towards a royal clusterfuck (I think this is the term), I thought I would encourage this trend and start yet another vote for a ridiculous slogan. Here's the deal: We all know that this website is for people who failed at Wikipedia and, in order to feel good about themselves, want to mock and make fun of Wikipedia. So how about: "Uncyclopedia, the encyclopedia for failed Wikipedians", or something along those lines?

Score: 1

Another another new slogan

As per above, it should be Welcome to Uncyclopedia, the royal clusterfuck that anyone can edit

Score: 0

"Uncyclopedia: The content-free encyclopedia"

Score: +6
  • Symbol for vote I like this one.  Sir Skullthumper, MD (criticize  writings  SU&W) 23:42 Jun 07, 2011
  • Actually, I like it too. However, in order to hide my simple-mindedness and pretend that I have given this matter a great deal of thought, I'll Symbol neutral vote Abstain..
  • Symbol for vote For. But seriously. Jackofspades (talk) 02:03, 17 June 2011
  • Yeah, I like it. Obviously we have content, but I like its modesty. --Black Flamingo 19:11, June 18, 2011 (UTC)
  • Symbol for vote For.--Wiggly pFiry mWiggly p -> That's Poop Man Poop 13:32, June 20, 2011 (UTC)
  • Symbol for vote For. I like my content stirred and content-free. Sir SockySexy girls Mermaid with dolphin Tired Marilyn Monroe (talk) (stalk)Magnemite Icons-flag-be GUN SotM UotM PMotM UotY PotM WotM 00:10, 25 June 2011

"Uncyclopedia: A Gay, Retared Place or Something!!"

Score: +2
  • Symbol for vote For. now with more in-jokiness. --Mn-z 22:30, June 11, 2011 (UTC)
  • For. --Roman Dog Bird 02:36, June 17, 2011 (UTC)

Google slogan

So the slogan people see when they search for Uncyclopedia on Google or the like is as follows:

Uncyclopedia is a community site that anyone can contribute to. Discover, share and add your knowledge!

Now that's dumb. Suggestions?  Sir Skullthumper, MD (criticize  writings  SU&W) 17:51 Jun 13, 2011

I guess the only knowledge they'll be ading is not to go with everything Google says *BADUM-crash*. --Purple mini lolly Lollipop Purple mini lolly - CONTRIBS - WRITINGS - SHOP - Now adopting! - 18:29, 13 June 2011
Is that, by any chance, the Wikia default site description? 1234 ~ 16px-Pointy 09:11, 14 June 2011
How about replacing "community site" with "Wikipedia parody" and "knowledge" with "unKnowledge"? Schamschi, 10:18, June 15, 2011 (UTC)
Or replace "knowledge" with "filthy lies". Hey, it's accurate. --EpicAwesomeness (talk) 15:23, June 15, 2011 (UTC)

Against

Sorry this slogan seems appropriate and I have always associated Uncyclopedia with it. I don't see any entries which do justice to it. and as Skully said, I was able to make the connection with the Wikipedia's slogan the free encyclopedia or something when I first saw it. So I am Symbol against vote Against. --Wiggly pFiry mWiggly p -> That's Poop Man Poop 16:00, June 16, 2011 (UTC)

Free Range

I dont know why but the whole "The Free Range Encyclopedia" thing Lyrithya suggested keeps sticking in my find. Its still funny every time I think about it. Am I the only one? --ShabiDOO 16:09, June 16, 2011 (UTC)

I never suggested anything, just stuck some other folks' ones here. I think that one was Aleister's idea. The guy's damn good at ideas. 1234 ~ 16px-Pointy 16:52, 16 June 2011

We want slogan reform!

We want to reform Uncyclopedia. How about renaming Village Dump as the Village Stocks? Also, Uncyclopedia's new slogan should be: "The Encyclopedia-free Encyclopedia". GiratinaOriginForme |Si Plebius Dato' (Sir) Joe ang Kemador CUN|IC Kill 800px-Flag of the Philippines svg | 05:50, June 17, 2011 (UTC)

I'm all for the "Encyclopedia free Encyclopedia" Lock'd And Loaded ~CUN ~ (Shoot!) 18:02, June 20, 2011 (UTC)

Vote: Wikipedia Changes Its Slogan Back

Score: +1
  1. How dare that pitiful parody site move the slogan-imitation goalposts so suddenly and without warning? If they had any self respect they would change it back and we would avoid all this discussion. Nameable mumble? 15:59, June 17, 2011 (UTC) (In all seriousness, though, I didn't know we had a slogan. But I like the current one to be honest, think it fits nicely.)
  2. Okay. 1234 ~ 16px-Pointy 16:04, 17 June 2011
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