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∞ BCE to 1 BCE | Year 0 | 1 CE - 100 CE (1st century) | 101 - 800 | 801 - 900 | 901 - 1000 | 1001 - 1100 (11th century) | 1101 - 1200 | 1201 - 1700 | 1701 - 1800 | 1801 - 1900 | 20th century: | 1901 - 1910 | 1911 - 1920 | 1921 - 1930 (Roaring Twenties) | 1931 - 1940 | 1941 - 1950 | 1951 - 1960 | 1961 - 1970 | 1971 - 1980 | 1981 - 1990 | 1991 - 2000 | 21st century: | 2001 - 2010 (The Aughts) | 2011 - 2020 (Cellphone Decade) | End of Time

This page is a member of the Uncyclopedia Timeline. If an event isn't listed in the timeline, it most likely happened.

Represented here are the time periods from the beginning of time to the end of time.




Aztec calendar

Yes, it's enough to make you barf, but we have to deal with year dates somehow.

This is the main page for the Uncyclopedia Timeline Project.

GoalsEdit

This project was started to solve a number of problems:

  • Get rid of lots of tiny date related stubs.
  • Draw connections between different time periods.
  • Get rid of "red links" when someone randomly links to a year.
  • Create a continuity of time in uncyclopedia.

2018 comments from Nigel Scribbler

  • Jeez Louise, someone actually thought there was a year zero. Celebrated the New Millenium with the other dingdongs in 2000, didja? And paid thousands to go to Puma Punka to watch the sunrise over the arch monument on Jan 1 only to find they moved the arch so the sun doesn't rise over it, if it ever did? Year zero is left on template as a joke. On you.
  • Since the timeline is essentially the template you see above, let it be just a navigation style template. While anarchy is good for the soul, some kind of organization here and there is useful. Kinda.
  • As such, the plan is to break the timeline into century chunks based on century articles. Current era will probably remain in decades, though you're gonna have to prove to me that there are lots of links to the decade.
  • Be aware that the most common repository of year dates are the anniversaries lists that appear on the front page. Unfortunately the crap internal search engine doesn't turn them up. So the update process becomes the tedious one some of you love so much.
  • Wickedpedia doesn't use BC/AD anymore, but BCE/CE. We should follow. CE probably needs only be used when the number is low and can be mistaken for just the number. But knowing editors, they'll stick it on anything they like including dogs and stop signs. Just leave my lunch alone.
  • And no, the dates don't HAVE to correlate to real events nor is there canon throughout the site for the same exact event happening the same way in each citation. If you believe this to be necessary, go ask your Mom: "When you said I was funny, exactly what did you mean?"

How to helpEdit

The timeline is very much still under construction and needs a lot of help:

RedirectsEdit

This is the most tedious part of the timeline project, but also one of the most important. We need year numbers to redirect to the appropriate timeline article. For example, the year 1066 redirects to 11th century because that article currently covers years 1001 to 1100. If a number doesn't currently have an article, all you have to do is edit it and add #redirect [[x]], replacing x with whichever year you are redirecting to.

2018 comment. The timeline is getting messy and it looks like few people are hot to develop articles for individual years much less centuries. The thought then is to make the breaks into century articles, with the 20th and 21st centuries broken into decades. It is also thought to be better to use a real calendar, i.e., 1st century is 1 CE to 100, 2nd century is 101 to 200, etc. If something is described as being in the 1920s (like categories), best fit is to connect it to the 1921-1930 decade.

If you encounter an article that does exist, you will need to do something a little fancier depending on what exists in the article. If the article is about a year, see the section below on adding years to the timeline. If the article is about the number in question, move the article to x (number), where x is the number of the article. After moving the article, place a disambiguation note on the timeline page (see 1 for an example), go back to the original location of the article, click the small link at the top in the (Redirect from x) section and, finally, edit the page to add the redirect.

2018 comment. Still needs rebuilding. If/when century articles are added, then links and redirects need to be changed. The "On This Day/Anniversaries" need this done.

Adding years to the timelineEdit

If you come across a year related article that is not in the timeline, you can add it to the timeline. There are a number of different ways to add years to the timeline and which you should use is dependant on the size of the year you're adding and the size of the segment you're adding it to.

If the year is small and the segment is not too large, simply edit the segment to add everything from the year article and then turn the article into a redirect.

2018 comment. Methinks it is better to keep to keep year articles independent and add a link/See also entry to connect it to an timeline era. 18th century is a fine standalone whose name doesn't fit the current mangled timeline canon.

If the year is small to moderate in size but the timeline segment is getting unmanageably large, then you should add the year as above and then spork the timeline as described below.

If the year is large, then things are a little more complicated. You can add the year to the timeline and split as suggested above, or you can do what was done with 1927 and split around the year. To split around a year, add the timeline headers and footers to the year's page and then split the timeline segment that is should be in into to segments, one ending just before the year and one starting just after the year.

2018 comment. I only see the timeline as a navigation aid, so adding individual years will make thing messier than they are now. Vanity is big here, but curb your dog.

Sporking the timelineEdit

2018 comment. Navigation trumps all in my warped view. The centuries/decades breaks described above should handle a manageable number of timeline breaks. So really, sporking is only needed to create the logical centuries/decades divisions above.

If a timeline segment gets too large, then it should be sporked into two smaller segments. Sporking a timeline segment is a complicated process and if you don't feel up to it, you can leave a note on the timeline project talk page and someone will probably get to it fairly quickly. That having been said, I'm going to be a little sparse on all of the technical details and assume that anyone sporking a timeline knows what they're doing.

Choose a year to be the sporking year; try to choose a year that falls near the middle of the segment lengthwise instead of choosing a year that falls in the middle of the segments time range because it will help keep timeline segments relatively uniform in size. It is also best to choose a sporking year that is represented in the timeline segment.

After you have chosen the year to spork off, you will need to move the contents of the timeline segment from that year on to a new page at a location that matches the name of the spork year (once the project is more well off, this will likely involve deleting a redirect). In the new segment, you will need to add the timeline header and footer, with modifications to match the the new segment. You will also need to modify the header and footer of the old segment to match its new time range. Finally, modify the listing on the timeline index page (this page for now).

2018 comments. Note how there's really no article here? Does this tell you how significant the timeline is except as a navigational template? I suggest above expanding to century divisions and possibly keeping the decade divisions for more recent times. Those articles when created then become the collecting points for related articles (of which seem to be few and far between after lo these many years) under a "See also" header. Sound good? Waddayamean "no"?

Cleaning up segmentsEdit

Since most of the effort so far is going into dealing with the technical aspects of the timeline, the individual segments are a little messy and could definitely go with some rewriting. If you're not interested in doing the tedious work necessary for the technical aspects of the timeline, feel free to work on improving individual segments.

2018 comment. I am slowly slogging through adding century and decade articles. I might finish before the end of the universe. Stay tuned and watch the timeline divisions slowly change. Feel free to jump in and do a decade or century article; there are 20th century decade articles that are just links to a category page.

Improving the templatesEdit

Again, because of the focus on the technical, Uncyclopedia:Timeline/Header and Uncyclopedia:Timeline/Footer are not as pretty as they could be, feel free to improve them.

A unified styleEdit

Since we're trying to create a unified timeline, it would be nice if the whole thing had a unified style to it. To this end, if would be great if we could get all of the segments cleaned up to look fairly similar, I recommend something like this:

=YEAR=
brief description of the year
==SOME OTHER HEADER==
some other information about the year, if it's appropriate
etc.
etc.
etc.
==Events==
* list
* of
* events
* that
* happened

2018 comment. A perhaps useful plan above in theory but it certainly does not reflect the chaos that is Uncyclopedia. You will probably get your head bitten off if you make a division/century division a pure bulleted list of "1000 incidents of goatse in the 5th century" (my idea and you can't have it); 901-1000 is close but not that bad, which I can say since I wrote it. But I doubt that I could write even that much text for some other century divisions. 1701-1800 is a purer article. For yet another style see Wikipedia which combines text with category lists, the cheaters.

Improving this pageEdit

Of course, you can always go and improve this page. Although right now it serves mostly as a status/how you can help page for the project (and isn't very funny), it will hopefully turn into something better as the project becomes more mature.

Project StatusEdit

As of right now, the timeline skeleton is complete and runs from the beginning of time through the end of time but there are a lot of lost years and very few redirects. Right now we are trying to deal with all of the years from 1AD - 2006AD, after that, we'll reassess the situation.

So far, redirects, moves and inclusions have been mostly completed for: 1-1999. 2000-2002 all have a lot of information but it could always need improvement. 2003-2005 need help. 2006 needs some organization.

2018 comment. Some years have redlinks as a century article is planned on being written. Go ahead and redirect the redlink if it bothers you. Those redlinks have been reduced by tons at this time.

Current timelineEdit

Uh, maybe look at the template at the top of the page?

Not quite in the line timesEdit