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Revision as of 17:37, February 10, 2013

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If spelling, punctuation or grammar aren't your forté,
Be More User Proactive and
add {{Proofread}} to the article and we'll be happy to
lend our powers to it!
All we ask for in return is a large tub of industrial strength glitter glue.

The Common User's To-Do List

  1. Obtain glitter glue.
  2. Add the "{{Proofread}}" template to the top or bottom of a page that needs proof red hlep.
  3. Read the Uncyclopedia:Style Guide to see what a proofter might do for you beyond Chechen your spellings.
  4. Check your new article (and it's its talk page) for updates until it's completed.

The Proofreader's To-Do List

Poor spelling

It's best to pour spelling between your grammar and formatting edits.

  1. Check Category:Proofread regularly.
  2. Check the New Articles section here regularly.
  3. Peruse the pages to see if any are within your forty forté.
  4. Remember that the style guide is not a guide to style (the Pee Review is for that). We are here to fix the nuts and bolts of the story, not the nuts and bolts of the users.
  5. Try to be aware of any in-jokes not on the list or you may not be paid your two-bits.
  6. Once you've significantly proofed an item add the {{BeenProofread}} template to its talk page. Clever dialog is optional.
  7. Remove the {{Proofread}} template from the page and add any additional {{fix}}, {{cleanup}}, {{idea}}, {{expand}}, {{rewrite}}, {{rewrite|medium}}, {{rewrite|hard}}, {{AAP}}, {{Help}}, etc. style tags you think necessary to the page (if any). Add "you've been proofed" to your Summary comments somewhere.
  8. Add the page details to the Proofed Articles section below.
This step isn't crucial (as the articles are worked on, and the writing in time may need checked again) but it is nice for us to see the growing list of our contributions to the site. Also, it is both a form of accountability and a way for our work to be checked.

Proofed Articles

68. HowTo:Survive the apocalypse / --Jaydosity (talk) Pretty good in comparison to some other pages I've proofread. Not the funniest thing I've read, but it is okay overall. October 29, 03:56 AM, 2012
67. George Best --Jaydosity (talk) / This page could really use a re-write to add some humour into it. Well, at least it won't have any grammar mistakes. (Not like people are going to read it anyway) October 25, 09:52 AM, 2012
66. List of real life hacks and cheat codes --Jaydosity (talk) / Even though they didn't request it, this page definitely needed a going over in terms of grammar and capitalisation. October 25, 09:18 AM, 2012
65. UnBooks:Diary of a Madman --Jaydosity (talk) / My God, this took ages to proofread. I had to proofread it twice because of the massive amount of content, just to make sure. My eyes... A lot of errors to fix up but it was fun to read nonetheless. It is good to see that some authors are appreciative of our proofreading services. October 24, 07:06 AM, 2012 (UTC)
64. Windows XP --Jaydosity (talk)/ This page was pretty good in terms of the amount of errors. Just some necessary capitalisation and a few spelling corrections. October 22, 21:29, 2012 (UTC)
63. Tag (game) --Jaydosity (talk)/ Fixed up a fair few grammar errors and a lot of cites were required 06:57 October 22, 2012 (UTC)
62. Dukes of Hazzard / complete. --Trz (talk) 10:23, June 18, 2012 (UTC)
61. Banksy / done. --Trz (talk) 10:23, June 18, 2012 (UTC)
60. Metro Trains Melbourne / All done. What fun! --Trz (talk) 10:23, June 18, 2012 (UTC)
59. Logie Award / Proofread everything. Might add Rewrite template. --Unit1337 22:52, May 16, 2011 (UTC)
58. Harry Potter (movies) / Put in proper grammar. Really needs a rewrite for humor. --Unit1337 18:15, May 15, 2011 (UTC)
57. Death Race 2000 / Fixed typos, mispellings and the like. Probably needs a Pee Review, humour-wise. --Username18 KUN FP 04:19, May 3, 2011 (UTC)
56. Rob Van Dam / Fixed basic typos, balked at long-term tense changes; really needed a rewrite more than a proofread ~ Humbuck Talk 17:57, February 20, 2011 (UTC)
55. Spaceballs / User:TaylorTheGeek Follow thee to die sociallee! 06:24, January 25, 2011 (UTC) Accurate summary of the page: AS%D$*HF*()"FHHVS@FWW*"£&)R%"£"£
54. Parody Movies / User:TaylorTheGeek Follow thee to die sociallee! 19:14, January 24, 2011 (UTC) - This page had a lot less errors than some of the articles I've seen without the proofread tag.
53. Delta Goodrem / 1234 ~ 16px-Pointy 07:00, 9 January 2011

The Comma Brigade

Below are those hardy selfless souls who give their time and expertise to proofreading your articles.

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Let Happytimes' expertly-trained experts, like Crúach, hlep make you page be speld real good and stuff.


Disclaimer: Pages are proofread in a factory where chimpanzee are handled. After proofreading, pages may contain traces of chimp feces. Wash articles thoroughly before reading or consuming.

Please sign below if you wish to be a part of this service! Please note, this is not the cool kids club. Don't sign up unless you intend to contribute or your name will be removed... eventually.

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Template Usage (See Below)

Many of the following templates will automatically add the page to a category when they are present.
  1. {{Proofread}}[1] Added to any page which needs checking. ( Category:Proofread. )
  2. {{BeenProofread}}[2] Added to the article's talk page after a member of the Comma Brigade has proof-edited the page.
  3. {{User Proofreader}}[3] Added to a Comma Brigade's User's userpage.
  4. {{fix}}[4] Dear author.... ( Category:Articles to fix. )
  5. {{cleanup}}[5] Dear author... This is what proofreaders do. ( Category:Cleanup. )
  6. {{idea}} or {{idea|summary=text}}[6] Dear author.... ( Category:Ideas. )
  7. {{expand}} or {{expansion}}[7] Dear author.... ( Category:Articles to be expanded. )
  8. {{rewrite}} or {{rewrite|soft}}[8] ( Category:Rewrite/Soft. )
  9. {{rewrite|medium}}[9] ( Category:Rewrite/Medium. )
  10. {{rewrite|hard}}[10] ( Category:Rewrite/Hard. )
  11. {{AAP}}[11] Add A Picture. ( Category:Articles with insufficient images. )
  12. {{Help}}[12] For use by users needing Help. ( Category:Uncyclopedians looking for help. )


Template Usage (Shown)

  1. {{Proofread}}
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This article needs a proofreading.
The wordage of this article appears to suffer from grammars, speeling, and\or punctuation issues. HALP! If this page is not fixed in 30 days, it may become a candidate for deletion.
  • {{BeenProofread}}
    Bmup smaller The Proofreading Service has proofreaded your article. Like it? Need more proofreading? Click here!

  • {{User Proofreader}} {{User:Luvvy/Proofread}}
    Bmup smaller This user is part of The Proofreading Service.

    Bmup smaller This usr is Dislektic an frekwent custommer of the Teh Profredding Servuc. & pourd of it.

  • {{fix}}
  • {{cleanup}} This is what proofreaders do so we should not be asking the author to do it.
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    This page needs to be fixed up.
    Note to tagger: If possible, please include a more specific parameter to help categorise just what about the article needs to be fixed.
    Please rewrite or improve this article so that it is higher quality. This may include making spelling, grammar, or punctuation corrections, reorganising the content, or deleting bad content and clichés.
    (Peer review is available here) If this page is not fixed in 30 days, it may become a candidate for deletion.
  • {{idea}} or ...
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    This article needs to be expanded.
    Though short, this article has some potential. Please give it some love and expand it into a full uncyclopedia article. If this page is not expanded in 30 days, it may become a candidate for deletion.
    Usage: {{idea|summary=your_text_here}}
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    This article needs to be expanded.
    Though short, this article has some potential. Please give it some love and expand it into a full uncyclopedia article. If this page is not expanded in 30 days, it may become a candidate for deletion.
    Idea in a nutshell: your_text_here
  • {{expand}} or {{expansion}}{{expand}}
  • {{rewrite}} or {{rewrite|soft}}
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    This page needs to be fixed up.
    Note to tagger: If possible, please include a more specific parameter to help categorise just what about the article needs to be fixed.
    Please rewrite or improve this article so that it is higher quality. This may include making spelling, grammar, or punctuation corrections, reorganising the content, or deleting bad content and clichés.
    (Peer review is available here) If this page is not fixed in 30 days, it may become a candidate for deletion.
  • {{rewrite|medium}}
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    This page needs to be fixed up.
    Please rewrite or improve this article so that it is higher quality. This may include making spelling, grammar, or punctuation corrections, reorganising the content, or deleting bad content and clichés.
    (Peer review is available here) If this page is not fixed in 30 days, it may become a candidate for deletion.
  • {{rewrite|hard}}
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    This page needs to be fixed up.
    Please rewrite or improve this article so that it is higher quality. This may include making spelling, grammar, or punctuation corrections, reorganising the content, or deleting bad content and clichés.
    (Peer review is available here) If this page is not fixed in 30 days, it may become a candidate for deletion.
  • {{AAP}}
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    It is requested that an image or images be included in this article to improve its quality.
    If possible, please add some pictures to make it into a full encyclopedia article and then remove this message. Do not remove this notice until it receives some pictures. Failure to comply will result in this notice being added again.
  • {{Help}} This is what proofreaders do AFTER they've finished proofing & still need help. (Mention why on it's talk page.)
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    Help me!

    Never fear, assistance has been summoned and will be arriving shortly!
    Leave your message below, and check out Help:Contents in the meantime.
    Please remove this template once help has arrived

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