Uncyclopedia:Vanity Policies

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“Uncyclopedia is a spoof encyclopedia, and just as soon as you and your web forum make it into a real encyclopedia we'll welcome you with open arms. Until then, there's always MySpace.”
~ Mhaille on vanity

Vanity pages are articles about a particular individual, group, or organization generally written by an individual associated with the article's subject. If you would like to make a vanity page, there are several places for you to do so:

  1. MySpace
  2. Facebook
  3. LiveJournal
  4. Youtube

As with at Wikipedia, vanity pages are deleted on sight here at Uncyclopedia, regardless of other tags placed on them. This is an encyclopedia[citation needed], not personal webspace.

The "Codeine's Mum" test for vanity

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The CM Test for Vanity.

Generally, when deciding if a page is vanity, we run the Codeine's Mum test:

  • Might Codeine's Mum have heard of this group/individual/organization?
    • If the answer is No, the page gets deleted. Immediately.
    • If the answer is Yes, then we evaluate it as we would any other normal article.

But what if Codeine's Mum is not available to ask?

  • In that case, we attempt to discern whether or not she might have heard of it by checking:
    • If it is funny.
    • How many google hits it has.
    • Whether or not wikipedia has a page for it.
    • Whether or not any of the admins has heard of it.
    • If it is funny.

If the article fails more than two (2) of the above checks, it is deleted as vanity.

User pages

Your user page should act as a means of introducing yourself to other Uncyclopedians. User pages don't need to conform to the template rules or funniness standards. However, cyberbullying, slander, and personal attacks are not permitted anywhere on Uncyclopedia, even in your userspace. Furthermore, your userpage may not be used for personal use. Listing information about yourself or using your user page to store content for an offsite activity is not acceptable. Admins may delete a user page that does not meet these standards.

You can get to your user page by clicking on your username at the very top of the page. You must be a registered user to edit your user page.

Do not create redirects to your user page from an article in the main encyclopedia. Redirects may temporarily exist if a user's page has been moved to their User: space (by them or by an administrator), but list these on QVFD if you spot one.

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