Forum:That time and my sojourn

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I don't know how all this started originally but I know that we have ended up having more than twenty articles about "That time I was nearly raped by ... during my sojourn in ..." (or, when authors are more original: "That time I nearly ... while ..."). At the beginning I was checking Category:Articles that will probably never get featured, despite their popularity among Uncyclopedians and found about ten articles of that kind and placed them on VFD. Later, I discovered that there existed a whole category of that kind: Category:My sojourn.

What I think is that, even though, after you are getting used to the structure, any minor change or an unexpected phrase (such as "So I pulled out my ... wallet" or "That time I nearly went to Canada while being raped by a yak") is funny, but the fact is that any readers will not read all these pages. They will read one and say: "Okay, and so what?".

So, instead of filling VFD with almost the same pages from top to bottom, why don't we make a list of all of them (for example, here) and decide which elements are funny and should be kept and maybe make one article (for instance, UnBook "My sojourn(s)" with several chapters) combining them. I am sure it would be cooler than having many different pages about the same thing. And... it will still be kind of in-joke, but we can write it in such a way that it would be funny for many general readers. I will begin listing everything below. Anton (talk) 14:41, September 29, 2013 (UTC)

Oh no! After Mnbvcxz supervised a similar rationalization of the Unquotable space, we virtually never heard from him again! At least this will be the lead story of the UnSignpost after next. Spıke Ѧ 14:48 29-Sep-13
"Oh, no" about reuniting? But we won't put everything there! And done clever, this will simply be ... a clever idea. Anton (talk) 14:50, September 29, 2013 (UTC)
No, "oh, no!" about you achieving something clever and then quitting, like the last guy. Spıke Ѧ 14:55 29-Sep-13
I was thinking about that... But how is the idea? Anton (talk) 15:05, September 29, 2013 (UTC)
The idea to take this plethora of copycat vanity pages and do something coherent with them is stellar. You were thinking about quitting? or about the last guy? PS--The one about menstruation (which, alone among your first batch, got a Symbol delete vote Delete vote from Simsilikesims on VFD) has baked for the required 24 hours and is now toast. Spıke Ѧ 15:09 29-Sep-13
That one was really bad, so I don't miss it. I was thinking about both but haven't really got to a logical end of my thoughts. I probably won't quit as a user, but maybe one day I will just stop contributing here regularly. Anton (talk) 15:42, September 29, 2013 (UTC)
There are thousands of articles and most far far faaaaaaaar more deserving of deletion than these. We should have a fire week and then you can tag all the articles you like. --ShabiDOO 10:43, September 30, 2013 (UTC)
I saw Forest Fire Week in action and I understood that it is not the best solution. Anton (talk) 19:24, September 30, 2013 (UTC)
If you start a forum for a small series of articles to be will see a mini forest fire week with the same drama and the same memes and the same personalities coming out. No solution to anything here is the best solution ever. --ShabiDOO 19:41, September 30, 2013 (UTC)
You misunderstood me. The point of this forum is to decide whether keeping some material from such articles is a good idea. Nominating everything to VFD is difficult, there are too many of them. Anton (talk) 19:59, September 30, 2013 (UTC)
(1) Drama is inherent when we turn our minds to the question of deleting other users' work. I would prefer that our focus be specific departments where clean-up is warranted (Sonic-the-Hedgehog-cruft, Unquotables, English towns, and now copycat "sojourn" articles) over a Forest Fire week where we pursue deletion of content as a goal in itself.
(2) It is precedent that you don't need one ballot per article, as long as the nomination makes it clear what articles will be deleted. The only recent controversy was a claim by PuppyOnTheRadio that I nominated two pages on a ballot that raised separate issues.
(3) Anton, some of the articles in the batch you sent to VFD are now voted deleted. Do you have a cosmic plan under which I should not execute the (usually 5-0) vote, by executing these pages? Spıke Ѧ 12:26 1-Oct-13
Forest fire week is an abomination worthy of forever-forgotten. Some of the sojourn articles are stupid, but most are pretty good. At least it has a formula which was done well quite a few times. Aleister 1-10
The deleted articles were not worth keeping. And I won't nominate anything else, as I will now try to save as many elements as possible. Making an UnBook with many chapters (a subpage per chapter) would be good, as it will be possible to move each article to its own separate subpage, and rewriting it if necessary. In addition to this, the history of contributions won't disappear. Anton (talk) 17:41, October 1, 2013 (UTC)
All right; they are gone, a total of 10 separate ballots resulting in deletion today. I've never seen that happen before. Spıke Ѧ 18:48 1-Oct-13
I think we should take that as a triumph of true comedy. Let us make this site a serious contender for comedy out there! Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 18:52, October 1, 2013 (UTC)
I think you should take that as news for the next UnSignpost. 18:56, October 1, 2013 (UTC)
And I think you'll find that if you bother to read the UnSignpost I actually wrote a whole flippin' article on the massacre at VFD! Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 19:07, October 1, 2013 (UTC)
So now write another flippin' one on the unprecedented daily result. That is, if you need filler for the next issue. Spıke Ѧ 19:09 1-Oct-13
UnSignpost is a respectful news corporation which refuses to publish the same news twice as a form of "filler." We believe that news matters to people and that people feel hapiness when reading our news. (I'll put a bit in on the right-hand UnSignpost boxes but not as a main article.) Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 19:30, October 1, 2013 (UTC)
I see what you mean Anton. Yeah...some of those articles change one or two words and are useless. But the rest are worth keeping IMHO. It would be nice if there was a forest fire week. There is so many articles that are painfully stupid and boring that wastes readers time and makes this site look sad. --ShabiDOO 22:04, October 1, 2013 (UTC)
I agree with Shabidoo apart from the fact that a. forest fire is not the way to do it and b. this community votedd against forest fire only a month or two ago. Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 05:57, October 2, 2013 (UTC)
The way to do it is to purge 90 percent of the articles here. Erase tem into the netherlands of cyber-shadows. Just erase them and answer no questions. That's the way to do it. I vote for.--ShabiDOO 08:32, October 2, 2013 (UTC)
Perhaps, perhaps. But in the meantime why don't you nom and vote on VFD to help the community. Thanks. Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 16:31, October 2, 2013 (UTC)
I haven't been on VFD for two years...and it's best to keep it that way. --ShabiDOO 21:45, October 2, 2013 (UTC)
Why not sir? You are known for your criticism but it is constructive. It is very hypocritical you pointing out how bad the website's general standard of comedy is but then not helping get rid of the articles letting the standard down. Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 21:56, October 2, 2013 (UTC)
Shabidoo has been hypocritical since the day he was born. I remember it as if it were yesterday, the baby Shabidoo looking up from his mother's womb as he was about to enter the world and giving her an elbow on his way out. Aleister Gandhi's birthday, '13
I am a raging hypo and my soul duty on earth is to give it to any wiki that thinks it can live without hypocracy. Stick it up your non existance rectum wiki of the uncarved block! --ShabiDOO 23:43, October 2, 2013 (UTC)
And Aleister is a fence sitting socialist who smokes away his entire income in foul smelling green tobaco and rainbow activism. Yes...a fence that is so comfortable he can bring his pipe with him and his CDs from the 70s. He has a beautiful view of both sides and the fence is simply the place to be :) --ShabiDOO 01:14, October 3, 2013 (UTC)

This forum needs headers

That is all.                               Puppy's talk page08:09 08 Oct 2013

And that Shabidoo bursts out

Ohhh puppy that is one hot and sexy header. Hot! -ShabiDOO 16:25, October 8, 2013 (UTC)

So I pulled out my

keyboard, as I wanted to make a header. Anton (talk) 08:20, October 8, 2013 (UTC)

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