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Welcome to the 2nd Edition of The Article Whisperer
Please check the talk page or leave me a message if you have any questions or concerns. Thanks.

The competition

The Article Whisperer
Current event marker.png Uncyclopedia:The Article Whisperer
That's right, fellow Uncyclopedians. For the next two weeks, this could be you!
Awarded for Best Most Wanted, Requested or Vital Article
Presented by Uncyclopedia:Requested Articles
Reward {{TAWaward}}
First awarded 2010
  Most Wanted   TBA
  Requested   TBA
  Vital   TBA
Preceeded by Aristocrat's Turkey Day Ball (2011)
Followed by Poo Lit Surprise (2012)

What is the The Article Whisperer?

An annual writing competition held by Uncyclopedia:Requested Articles. It is intended to encourage submissions for requested articles. These are typically either long-standing requests which have been listed on UN:REQ for a year or more, are listed in the Top 50 wanted articles or are otherwise considered "vital" encyclopedic subjects. Participants are limited only to articles which are listed on these pages.

Unlike {{reqaward}} which is given to editors in recognition of submitting a successful request, or more specifically one of adequate quality (i.e. not ending up on ICU/QVFD/VFD), this competition is intended for the creation of potential FA-level articles.

Topics from UN:REQ include:

Who can enter and what are the rules?

All registered members of Uncyclopedia are encouraged to enter, though a few restrictions apply. Judges are permitted to enter the competition, however, they may not enter an article in the category they are judging (see here for the list of judges). Noobs (people who've been here for 3 months or less) cannot enter Uncyclopedia-related articles, as these articles could potentially become policy in future.

You may enter only once for each category (for which you are eligible; one article per category per person). An article may only be entered in one category, and it must fit within the requirements of a particular category. You may not change three words and the title of an article to make it eligible for another category; such behavior will result in both articles being disqualified.

Did you know...
You can add orphaned images to your entry?

Collaborations of two or more writers will be allowed but are limited to one article per category. When submitting a team entry, the article will be in the userspace of the group's "leader". Each team member will share a single prize. Any writer part of a collaboration is free to work on a separate entry by themselves though, like all entries, will be permitted one article per category. Two collaborations do not count as one entry; they count as two.

Articles created prior to the competition cannot be submitted. Also, no plagiarism. Should we discover your work is not original, you will be disqualified. Using resources such as the Reefer Desk, Image Request, or Pee Review is forbidden. Users may, however, use Uncyclopedia:Incomplete List of Basic Articles, Uncyclopedia:Vital, Uncyclopedia:The Creative Process, Special:Wantedpages, Uncyclopedia:Requested Articles (including UN:REQ's RC template) and/or Inspire an Article to help get ideas. Again, please remember that participants are limited only to articles (and related subpages) which are specifically listed on UN:REQ, UN:ILBA, UN:VITAL and Special:Wantedpages.

When is the The Article Whisperer going to be held?

  • From December 26th ― January 9th entries will be accepted.
  • From January 10th ― January 16th, entries will be locked and judged.
  • From January 17th ― January 23rd, winners will be announced, articles will be moved into the mainspace, and all entries will be unlocked.
  • January 24th ― the end. Or is it?

(n.b.: all times are to be measured by UTC, and all phases of the contest end at midnight on the specified day; entries may be accepted late under certain conditions.)

Where should I put my entry?

The article should be placed on your namespace. Between December 26th ― January 9th, you should post a link to your article in the entry section below and sign as you would a forum post or vote. It should look somewhat like this:

If you're a paranoid, or afflicted with OCD, or just want to tell people to shove off until after the competition, add {{TAW-WIP}} to your entry.

Welcome to the 2nd Edition of The Article Whisperer
The results so far are below. Consult the talk page or me for any questions or concerns. See the TAW Archive for the results from past competitions.


Best Most Wanted Article

ArticleWhisperAward Grand Champion: Twilight (book) by Lyrithya

runner up: Meat by Phrank Psinatra

Best Requested Article

ArticleWhisperAward Grand Champion: Antifreeze by Thekillerfroggy

runner up: The Exorcist by Black flamingo11

Best "Vital" Article

ArticleWhisperAward Grand Champion: Plant by Lyrithya

runner up: Esperanto by Thekillerfroggy and Somalia by Nikau (tied)

Competition Wrap-Up

Thanks to everyone who took part in this year's TAW. I guess we can officially call it an annual competition now. :) Since the competition had been postponed once or twice during the year, I'm glad that so many editors turned out to participate. A special thanks to returning champions Phrank Psinatra and Lyrithya (who won two of the three awards!) and Oliphaunte who volunteered as a substitute judge.

Quite a few requests were filled for TAW 2011. One of the winning articles, Twilight (novel), has already been featured and three others have been nominated on VFH - Somalia,Esperanto, and Plant. This year's TAW included a series of "challenge" awards which saw Aleister & co. contribute A priest, a rabbi and a minister walk into a bar, EpicAwesomeness resurrecting Bart Simpson is sleeping with your wife from VFD, and both Shabidoo and Oliphaunte completing two of the oldest articles requested on UN:REQ (i.e. Making up Dan Quayle quotes and English Uncyclopedia). The next competition will probably take place in September 2012, following the next PLS. Thanks again for everyone who joined and I hope everyone had fun. MadMax 20:54, January 17, 2012 (UTC)

Scoring Details

The scoring system was based on a points system. Judges were asked to submit their top 5, points being awarded as: 5 points for #1, 4 points for #2, 3 points for #3, and so on. Total scores are below. Entries not below received no points, though they were judged. Consult any of the judges for questions.

Best Most Wanted Article

  1. Twilight (book) - 15
  2. Meat - 11
  3. Today - 9
  4. Pi - 7
  5. This Page Does Not Exist - 1
  6. User:RAHB/Arizona - 1

Best Requested Article

  1. Antifreeze - 13
  2. The Exorcist - 12
  3. Six Degrees of Oscar Wilde - 8
  4. White Men Can't Jump - 7
  5. HowTo:Express Yourself In Song - 4
  6. Bazooka - 1

Best "Vital" Article

  1. Plant - 14
  2. Esperanto - 11
  3. Somalia - 11
  4. Gautama Buddha - 6
  5. User:Sockpuppet of an unregistered user/Archaea - 2

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