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A foretaste of trouble?

I've been wondering when this ([1]) was going to happen. Let's hope it's kept to the occasional bot-shot. --Gay2.gifIMBJRGay2.gif 19:47, 29 Nov 2005 (UTC)

Eh, I'm not too worried. Wikipedia has to deal with a lot more than we do, and they'll continue to develop tools to help combat this. That's the beauty of open source - we all benefit from wikipedia taking the brunt of the bot attacks. Bone_F_clear.png Sir Famine, Gun Petition » 21:39, 29 Nov 2005 (UTC)

Does anyone else think the UnNews logo should show up in the right hand corner when looking at UnNews using http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/MediaWiki:Monobook.js --Whywhywhy 07:46, 29 Nov 2005 (UTC)

Done, I've asked User:Rcmurphy if he can do a PNG + transparency version of the logo. --The Right Honourable Maj Sir Elvis UmP KUN FIC MDA VFH Bur. CM and bars UGM F@H (Petition) 17:17, 29 Nov 2005 (UTC)
And I did, if anyone was worried about my lack of response. --—rc (t) 03:09, 1 Dec 2005 (UTC)
thanks --Whywhywhy 06:08, 1 Dec 2005 (UTC)

WhatIf?....

Similar to Howto? (http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/How_To) but WhatIf? What if we had a WhatIf? hmmmmm WhatIf? --Whywhywhy 07:46, 29 Nov 2005 (UTC)

I like this idea. --[[User:Nintendorulez|Nintendorulez | talk]] 12:39, 30 Nov 2005 (UTC)
Then you would need a "HowsCome?" and a "WhyIsItThat?" Just because... Prettiestpretty 02:00, 2 Dec 2005 (UTC)
I think all the ones you are refering to prettiestpretty would fit under the title "why?" and i think they all fit under the current article structor.--Whywhywhy 12:17, 3 Dec 2005 (UTC)

Uncyclopedia Folding@Home Team

Stanford University's Folding@Home project uses distributed computing to analyze the folding of proteins and research their role in many well known diseases, such as Alzheimer's, Mad Cow (BSE), CJD, ALS, Huntington's, Parkinson's disease, and many Cancers and cancer-related syndromes.

I've started a F@H team for Uncyclopedians. All you need to do is run the software in the background. Whatever CPU power you don't need goes to good use, and the software gives the CPU up easily when you need it.

Compete against each other and against other teams, all for a great cause. Please join. -- T. (talk) 18:58, 28 Nov 2005 (UTC)

Template:Wikipedian and Wikipedia:Template:Uncyclopedian

For those of us who also have accounts at Wikipedia, here's a neat way to link our Uncyclopedia user pages with our Wikipedia user pages. If lots of people add this to their pages on Wikipedia I think it's far less likely to be deleted. ^_^ Join the Revolution today! --Nerd42 23:12, 27 Nov 2005 (UTC)


Memory Alpha

Could you please remove any links on uncyclopedia leading to Memory Alpha? MA is not dealing well with "attention" from this site. -- (07:48, 28 Nov 2005 24.250.23.170)

Not much refers to MA here. Memory Alpha/Tlh: do refer to it directly (but no longer directly link there) and The Life and Death of a Template mentions a wikipedia:template:Memory Alpha in passing - think that's all. --Carlb 08:48, 28 Nov 2005 (UTC)
What exactly has been happening over there? --Nerd42 14:37, 28 Nov 2005 (UTC)

We have the same problem with Wikirejects, believe me. However, we would never intentionally send people over. Still, we may have to keep a link or two if the article is especially relevant. I don't want to sound cold, but part of managing a wiki is dealing with stupid. We empathize, but we cannot delete all mentions of you in articles that may have particular relevance. Here, links are purely incidental, and never intended for trolling. Think of it this way; if someone wanted to troll wikis, they'd end up on yours eventually, regardless of whether we have links up or not. Again, we apologize for your troubles, but we're not trying to incite anything at all.--Sir Flammable KUN 18:06, 28 Nov 2005 (UTC)

Eer, I am. I've been told many times that I'm inciteful. Bone_F_clear.png Sir Famine, Gun Petition » 21:42, 29 Nov 2005 (UTC)

Interestingly enough, we just had Oscar Wilde destroyed by the same IP address 24.250.23.170 (TalkContribs (del)Block (rem-lst-all)WhoisCityProxy?WP Edits) which made the original post here. I'm wondering if the above post about MA is in any way legit now. I mean, complaining about vandals on your site while vandalizing another is at least a little suspicious. Bone_F_clear.png Sir Famine, Gun Petition » 21:44, 30 Nov 2005 (UTC)

There was some Uncyclopedia-related vandalism at MA - at least once somebody pasted an image of Oscar Wilde into a lot of their articles. I don't know if it extended beyond that. I posted an apology/disclaimer at their Village Dump analogue a few days ago, but after reading "This is not now nor ever will be Uncyclopedia. If you want to screw around with articles, go over there and do it. We won't tolerate it here" on that talk page, I'm wondering whether I should retract it... --—rc (t) 21:54, 30 Nov 2005 (UTC)
It seems that they don't even know what we do here. Who do they think we are? ED? Anyway, if they send us their rejects, we'll ban them, and the only place for them to go will back to MA. I have to say, comments like that make them seem like assholes. It amazes me how good-natured and level-headed we can be around here sometimes. For a website based on slander, dishonestly, insanity and lies, we lack a good deal of the stupid assholeism which one would expect to find here. And frankly, I take count for about 1/3 of it. Bone_F_clear.png Sir Famine, Gun Petition » 22:37, 30 Nov 2005 (UTC)
Um .... you forgot humor? --Nerd42 00:14, 1 Dec 2005 (UTC)
No, not at all. This site is devoid of humor. We take everything seriously.--Sir Flammable KUN 00:06, 2 Dec 2005 (UTC)
I knew it all along. Uncyclopedia is the real encyclopedia isn't it, and Wikipedia's all fake. --Nerd42 00:22, 2 Dec 2005 (UTC)
I thought ED was for those things. Uncyclopedia is for parody/humour. Dawg.gif » Brig Sir Dawg | t | v | c » 04:34, 1 Dec 2005 (UTC)

Colonizations!

I am sure people are thoroughly fed up with me saying this, but the new colonizations are up this week. Ill be honest, I was a little dissapointed with the lack of... collaboration going on in the last few, and I hope this time it will be a bit more of a group effort. There is somewhat of a Yugoslavian theme going this time. Slobodan Milošević is the Biography of the week, we all know what he did. Croatia is the Geography colonization, and we all know this country was the only good country in the Yugoslav wars. which happens to be the History Colonization. In this war, people used Staple guns- or not, but this is the Mundane Object Colonization. And Immune system is the Science Colonization. So this week has some interesting topics to add to, I highly recommend participating! ~Sir Rangeley Icons-flag-us GUN WotM UotM EGA +S (talk) 00:16, 27 Nov 2005 (UTC)

  • Staple gun history revised, er, updated. Did you know that the Staple Gun was, in no small part, responsible for the Irish Potato Famine? Read on! -- Sir BobBobBob ! S ? [rox!|sux!] Prince%21.gif 21:13, 28 Nov 2005 (UTC)
I did not know that. My knowledge of potatoes is sadly lacking. However, I did notice that you missed a comma there. In the future, feel free to leave notes addressed to me on my Talk Page. Bone_F_clear.png Sir Famine, Gun Petition » 21:45, 29 Nov 2005 (UTC)

No Thanksgiving reskinning?

I'm ashamed of you guys. --Savethemooses 16:17, 24 Nov 2005 (UTC)

What is this 'Thanksgiving'? I've heard of Thankstealing. --theRealSheep 16:44, 24 Nov 2005 (UTC)
I did a little something on the anniversary template on the main page. instead of "Alphabetize your CD Collection Day" it now reads Happy Ungreatfullness! --Nerd42 16:47, 24 Nov 2005 (UTC)
It's still not too late to mash the puzzle potato and put some gravy on it --Nerd42 16:51, 24 Nov 2005 (UTC)
Thanksgiving? It was a month ago, you missed it, eh? --Carlb 17:12, 24 Nov 2005 (UTC)
I am too busy eating! Someone else can do it if they like. --70.107.177.136 17:26, 24 Nov 2005 (UTC)

lol, they celebrate Thanksgiving on a different day in Blahnada? --Nerd42 17:38, 24 Nov 2005 (UTC)

Yup, it's on Columbus Day. Second Monday in Spocktober. --Carlb 21:36, 24 Nov 2005 (UTC)

I've been partialy responsible for most of the recent ones and not being a yank didn't realise that thanksgiving was comming up, we could use the 4th of July skin, but thats a bit lame, if any Yanks what to create one go for it (I usualy start with a copy of the Main Page code then go from there).--The Right Honourable Maj Sir Elvis UmP KUN FIC MDA VFH Bur. CM and bars UGM F@H (Petition) 19:12, 24 Nov 2005 (UTC)

What? USA isn't the only country in the world? Thats crazy talk! --Paulgb 19:38, 24 Nov 2005 (UTC)

Hooray for ten-minute photochop jobs right after waking up at noon! --—rc (t) 20:02, 24 Nov 2005 (UTC)

This logo is in fact quite good. I added it to Thanksgiving. --Nerd42 04:21, 25 Nov 2005 (UTC)
Thanks. You gave me the mashed potato idea. --—rc (t) 07:56, 25 Nov 2005 (UTC)
lol --Nerd42 17:02, 25 Nov 2005 (UTC)

On the use of Template:MTUsign

I've been seeing this template pop up all over the place in the past few weeks, and frankly most of the time its use simply isn't appropriate. Undictionary is not for useless stubs, it's for dictionary entries, and we really need to stop confusing the two. With that in mind, I've created a new template to replace MTUsign in these cases: Template:NRV.

I would ask that admins start using this template by default instead of MTU, and only use MTU when it's really appropriate. --Algorithm 06:31, 24 Nov 2005 (UTC)

My main problem with that is, someone may edit a page just to remove that type of notice (and we can't watch every single edit for that). With MTU it looks mostly innocent, and 7 days later we can just huff it if no one has expanded the page (or put up a construction/wip tag) and an even lower rate of being moved to undictionary. It has a low rate of edit-only-for-tag-removal). And really, anything I see not worthy of giving a week I delete on the spot, eg:
Adventures of Laura and Sophie content was: 'Laura and Sophie met at Bingo. They declared that they would have a series of eventful adventures to celebrate life and their friendship.'
Possiby the problem is that most of undictionary sucks, so for me, anything that isn't instahuffable fits in there too well. I think Undictionary needs to be purged and funny-fied first, no? --Splaka 06:41, 24 Nov 2005 (UTC)
If template deletion is a serious issue, then perhaps we should create a new VFD page to monitor these sort of pages as well. In any case, the use of MTU really isn't called for (though I agree with you about the purging). --Algorithm 07:11, 24 Nov 2005 (UTC)

I think the message ought to be "has potential but needs work or else you will die within seven days" more often yeah. Lotsa stuff gets deleted without thought around here, as if just because it's crappy now means it'll be crappy forever. On a wiki stuff has to have time to mature, you know? --Nerd42 17:05, 24 Nov 2005 (UTC)

Then by all means expand on EVERY new article that comes in here. While I agree that certain articles have humor potential, only an idiot would think that the majority (66-75%) of new articles are not pure, huffable crap.--Sir Flammable KUN 18:19, 28 Nov 2005 (UTC)

Timestamp categorization

I do have a thought though. Can we have different categories for Worthless Articles, depending on what week they are put up? It can be done easily, eg: [[Category:Worthless Articles {{CURRENTWEEK}}]]. This will put articles tagged this week into [[Category:Worthless Articles 47]] and they will stay there unless they are edited again (really, you have to edit or null edit a page to get a template category refreshed, it is hard-cached). That way, after two weeks, we can go back two weeks and delete everything in that category (eg, anything that hasn't been edited or had the tag removed, will be in [[Category:Worthless Articles 47]]). IN this manner, we should never have more than 3 of these categories filled at any time (and we don't need to create them to view what exists in them, just go to the red linked edit page, and click the [category] button. I wanted to try this with MTU, but it is way too overused. This would be the perfect test of this method of timestamping. Alternately we could give them a month with {{CURRENTMONTHNAME}} and have only 12 max. Thoughts? --Splaka 06:51, 24 Nov 2005 (UTC)

There's no need for multiple categories, just use a timestamp for the category link's sort key (for example, [[Category:Worthless Articles|{{CURRENTDAY}}]]). I'd like to test this a bit before implementing it, though. --Algorithm 07:11, 24 Nov 2005 (UTC)
I think Elvis (or EvilZak, someone with an E) tested that with MTU. The problem is you can only do 10 of those (for the numbers), so it would only be practical for {{CURRENTMONTHNAME}} or possibly the variable that shows the current day of the week (but that would have to be upkept daily). I *think*. --Splaka 07:16, 24 Nov 2005 (UTC)
Assuming it works, I think {{CURRENTDOW}} would be best, as it returns a number 0-6 (so no Tuesday/Thursday business). I'm testing it now. --Algorithm 07:31, 24 Nov 2005 (UTC)
Well, it's fragile, but it seems to work. I'm adding the functionality to NRV. Note that if the page is edited IN ANY WAY then the category listing will be updated (this could be good or bad). --Algorithm 07:55, 24 Nov 2005 (UTC)
True, but that is kind of the point--> Any that are unedited for more than a week = huff. Although I don't know about DOTW though. We'd have to limit it to 6 days, and then if we skipped one day, we'd have to check each page's last edited date at the bottom, rather than insta-huff. Tangent -> I had another thought on IRC the other day, btw. Sort of the opposite of this: [[Category:~~~~~]]. That category tag would break whenever the page was edited (it is possible but annoying to insert ~~~~~ without using the nowiki tags, involves hacking your sig). Random. --Splaka 08:02, 24 Nov 2005 (UTC)
Heh, most of my ideas involved not creating a zillion templates (and categories are transient). How about this. You have 54 weeks in a year, using {{CURRENTWEEK}}. How about making 54 templates Template:Week/## where ## is a number 1 to 54. In each template you have a letter A-Z and a zero in series, repeated twice (eg, Template:Week/0 contains A Template:Week/53 contains Z). Then, you use them thusly: [[Category:Worthless Articles|{{Week/{{CURRENTWEEK}}}}]]. This would sort them into the category in a different letter each week, and take 6 months to start overlapping, and only require 54 templates and *one* category. A simple chart in the category could tell the admin when the listed pages were more than a week old. --Splaka 09:12, 24 Nov 2005 (UTC) PS Another thought is to do it on days of the month using 0-9,A-Z, looping back would take one month. --Splaka 09:17, 24 Nov 2005 (UTC)
Great minds think alike, I guess. Template:Mod10/0 through Template:Mod10/53 have all been created and protected. I went with the more generic mod10 approach so that they could possibly be useful in other places as well. --Algorithm 09:23, 24 Nov 2005 (UTC)
So it loops in 10 days? Still sounds like too short a time. --Splaka 09:31, 24 Nov 2005 (UTC)
No, it loops in ten weeks (except across New Year's, when it jumps from 2 to 0, but that's still a 3-week gap). Should be completely suitable. (And if it isn't, I'm not editing 54 templates again.) --Algorithm 09:35, 24 Nov 2005 (UTC)
Oh, that sounds good actually. Hmm, I think there is a way to do it all in one template actually. Trying to figure it out. See Template:Canned. --Splaka 09:39, 24 Nov 2005 (UTC)
Wow, thanks for showing me that; I had no idea Wiki software could do that. Template:Mod10 has been updated with the new code. --Algorithm 10:14, 24 Nov 2005 (UTC) (trudging off to delete 54 templates)
Wow, thanks for doing it, I been staring at it for 2 hours getting a headache! Heh. --Splaka 10:17, 24 Nov 2005 (UTC)
If possible (and not too much work), how about a second subset of Mod10 that shows all the digits except the digit generated and one less. Eg, if Mod10 returns 7, it shows "1 2 3 4 5 8 9 0" (for the purpose of having a list of all huffable headings). Or alternately, just the digit two below ("5"). Thoughts? --Splaka 12:00, 24 Nov 2005 (UTC)
Followup stuff: We could/should implement this for Template:MTUsign and Template:Qua? if all goes well in this test (after a month test or so). Also Algo, did you delete those 54 unneeded templates yet? ^_^ --Splaka 05:46, 26 Nov 2005 (UTC)
What about {{crap}} and {{rewrite}}? - much of what gets tagged rewrite is either never looked at again or regurgitated into something of even lower quality. --Carlb 22:50, 27 Nov 2005 (UTC)
Both of those can probably go into the same category with timestamping as NRV, yes. Template:Construction and Template:WIP could probably get a new category like 'under construction', and be timestamp categorized in that. --Splaka 00:42, 28 Nov 2005 (UTC)

Possible Blah series?

I've been in the midst of building my own little experimental wiki, just to learn more about the mediawiki software, and since I didn't really have any serious content to put in it, I made an article called "Blah" and then another one called "Blah Blah" and before long I had a whole series of "Blah" pages, which I think are quite amusing to look at because throughout the articles, each paragraph begins with interesting facts about the particular Blah designation, but as soon as the sentence seemed to get at all boring it lapsed into "blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah...." etc until the next heading. A complex family tree and political landscape arose for the Blah Planet. Some Examples:

Blah is a perosn/place/thing all at the same time.
Blah Blah is both the mother and the father of Blah at the same time.
Blah blah is Blah's evil twin, who eventually joins the military. (the Blah Army)
Big Blah = Big Brother
The Great Blah = Blah God
Blah Clinton is blah blah blah blah scandal blah blah blah scandal scandal blah.
George W. Blah takes the Blah States into a war with Osama Blah Laden.

and so on. This became quite amusing after a while ... I built templates linking the articles together, and am thinking of even drawing a map of the Blah States, Californiblah and Blahnada (canada)

Since there are no images associated with the series as of yet, I could import it to Uncyclopedia if the admins like the idea (hopefully including the ones who disliked my last series idea) quite easily. Otherwise, on my own 1-person experimental wiki it stays.

It would be a vast improvement over the current Blah though. I want to see if the idea is liked before doing anything though, because I don't want to waste the effort of posting it only to have it reverted / deleted. --Nerd42 04:30, 24 Nov 2005 (UTC)

It's hard to say with what information you've provided. I say, put one up so we can take a look at it and get a better idea of the quality of these sorts of things. --Sir gwax (talk) Signuke 09:18, 24 Nov 2005 (UTC)

k ;) of course it won't be that great right away ... but if it isn't deleted I'll keep working on it --Nerd42 17:07, 24 Nov 2005 (UTC)

  • I have now put up the entire series, all in the new Blah category. Delete at will if younolike, but I think it's rather funny, or at least amusing. --Nerd42 17:21, 24 Nov 2005 (UTC)

I actually laughed out loud at the black sheep joke, so it's not completely useless - David Gerard 00:09, 25 Nov 2005 (UTC)

If you thought that was funny, then you ain't seen nothin' yet. I think as long as this isn't just deleted it will get funnier real quick. --Nerd42 00:52, 25 Nov 2005 (UTC)

Quote of the day

Since the Uncyclopedia is so full of quotes, how about a quote of the day on the main page (Example)? I know that wikipedia doesn't do it, but I think we can change a few things and still come off as a wikipedia parody. The content on the front page now is usually not very funny, but a quote that is changed occasionally is something that I wouldn't ignore like I currently do for the news and DYK. --Paulgb 20:22, 23 Nov 2005 (UTC)

So long as it's protected/admin only or something. Otherwise, it will likely be no more readable than DYK. -- T. (talk) 20:32, 23 Nov 2005 (UTC)
  • Random thought: call it the "Quote of the Day", but actually have it be random. (gee, that *is* a random thought, isn't it?) -- Sir BobBobBob ! S ? [rox!|sux!] Prince%21.gif 20:26, 23 Nov 2005 (UTC)
Would something like the seer's "random wisdom" fit here? --Carlb 09:22, 28 Nov 2005 (UTC)
will we have to have a VFQ? --Nerd42 04:28, 24 Nov 2005 (UTC)
I think what Uncyclopedia needs more than anything right now is a votes for voting on the vote for the committee committee on voting committees. We should vote on it - David Gerard 12:41, 24 Nov 2005 (UTC)
Abstain -- Sir Codeine K·H·P·B·M·N·C·U·Bu. · (Harangue) 12:42, 24 Nov 2005 (UTC)
I'm sorry, that only counts as 0.631 of an abstain, per CSD criterion Q42 of Shrove Tuesday - David Gerard 00:04, 25 Nov 2005 (UTC)

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99% 4 --Nerd42 04:18, 27 Nov 2005 (UTC)

Quote Template Smart Quotes

I notice that the quote templates Template:Wilde, Template:Q, Template:Quote, etc. use smart quotes “foo” instead of normal quotes "foo". Smart quotes are rather notorious for being cross-system incompatible and in my case, the close quote appears as a black box. Despite a strong desire to do so, I've held back on replacing all smart quotes with standard ones so far and I'm wondering what other people's opinions on the matter are. --Sir gwax (talk) Signuke 00:00, 17 Nov 2005 (UTC)

Delete, they can get annoying. P.S. If you are going to use metasyntactic variables like that, ask me first--Foo21(talk)-(edits)-(block) 00:26, 17 Nov 2005 (UTC)
I just hit shift+' and take what it gives me. Which is apparently "this". So blame mediawiki, it seems. Bone_F_clear.png Sir Famine, Gun Petition » 00:26, 17 Nov 2005 (UTC)
Your quotes are the normal kind. --Sir gwax (talk) Signuke 00:34, 17 Nov 2005 (UTC)
Funny, it works out fine in the context of my above complaint, but when I put it inside a <code> block (“x”), it doesn't. Also, if enough people are amenable to the idea, I'll hunt them down with a 12 gauge and convert them to standard quotes wherever I can fine them. --Sir gwax (talk) Signuke 00:34, 17 Nov 2005 (UTC)
It must be present in you sans-serif font (usually Verdana or Arial), but not your monospace one (usually Courier). I personally like the "normal quotes" better, because I have always thought of the other quotes as a Windows/MS Word specific thing. Apparently I'm wrong about that. How do you enter the “smart quotes” from a keyboard? --Paulgb 18:44, 17 Nov 2005 (UTC)

Do not replace the smart quotes! This wiki is using standard Unicode. If you are not seeing the quotes correctly, then the problem is:

  • Your browser is configured incorrectly or sucks. Uncyclopedia pages identify themselves as using Unicode encoding.
  • Your operating system sucks. Welcome to the Planet Earth. We have many languages spoken here including 中文, Ελληνικά, 日本語, and Русский. Use Unicode. It is the international standard. Use an operating system that correctly does Unicode.
  • You have fonts that suck. Get a Unicode font. Some are free!

Solution: Do Unicode. It is the cross-platform standard. That will allow the rest of us to use correct typography. --KP CUN 05:37, 17 Nov 2005 (UTC)

Turns out I was using Fixedsys as my monospace font and it's not unicode. Real shame too, I like that font. --Sir gwax (talk) Signuke 21:20, 17 Nov 2005 (UTC)


Um, how many Smart Quotes are there? The only ones that come to mind are:

  • “Don't tell me I screwed up again! (...you screwed up again, Agent 86...) I asked you not to tell me that!”
    ~ Maxwell Smart
  • “Ah, the old gun in the hand trick!”
    ~ Maxwell Smart
  • “Sorry about that, Chief!”
    ~ Maxwell Smart

The rest have all been lost to the Cone of Silence. :( --Carlb 03:25, 26 Nov 2005 (UTC)

lol Get Smart --Nerd42 03:37, 26 Nov 2005 (UTC)

3RR

There is no 3rr here. However, if you cannot come to an agreement on a subject, I suggest you use the coin flip method for decisions rather than degenerate into a revert war. It is understood that we have a variety of opposing political implications, but the coin knows, and solves all. I call this the 1d2 rule.--Sophia 18:59, 5 Nov 2005 (UTC)

How about the the die I made. Will that work?--Foo21 03:21, 13 Nov 2005 (UTC)
Actually, it only needs two sides, like a flipped coin: heads --Carlb 03:28, 13 Nov 2005 (UTC)
Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeere it is!--Foo21 03:41, 13 Nov 2005 (UTC)
I made a better dieeeeeeee(ce) for you at User:Foo21/die3 : --Splaka 05:23, 13 Nov 2005 (UTC)
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I don't really think this has to do with anything, but I made a Fortune Cookie (User:Clorox/diedie). --Clorox Icons-flag-us MUN ONS (diskussion) 01:23, 15 Nov 2005 (UTC)
So I can use that to improve user:Foo21/coin, just change the text in the option tags--Foo21(talk)-(edits)-(block) 20:45, 15 Nov 2005 (UTC)

Anyone up for making a misfortune cookie? Dawg.gif » Brig Sir Dawg | t | v | c » 07:31, 16 Nov 2005 (UTC)

I'm smelling a VFH--Foo21(talk)-(edits)-(block) 21:18, 16 Nov 2005 (UTC)

Misfortune cookie

Here is humble fortune crookie! Enjoy! --Carlb 19:11, 23 Nov 2005 (UTC)

Randomness

We could always start Randomness/whatever, and pile dice, cards, coins and the like into the whatever bit. --Sir gwax (talk) Signuke 19:23, 23 Nov 2005 (UTC)

The article name random humo(u)r is already in use for something else (albeit without the subpages), but maybe a category or category template would work? Pictures of both sides of a coin should be easy to find (tons of info on WP on old coins), not sure about pictures of all the cards - there was a .pdf of the deck which was given to US soldiers in Iraq (and/or a parody with the kingpins of the US régime replacing Saddam's minions) online somewhere, but it would need to be split into the 54 individual cards and resaved as .gif or .png?
Craps is random, most of the other stuff is on discussion or user pages at the moment and would need to be moved into proper articles in mainspace. The 'flip a coin' idea supposedly has a history (if it lands 'heads', originally that could mean the monarch depicted on the coin somehow approves a decision).
Crystal ball, future, seer are all existing articles of varying quality; the crystal ball article deserves to be replaced with something better.
This leaves one question: what to put inside the crystal ball as the possible options??? --Carlb 04:08, 24 Nov 2005 (UTC)
(slight tangent) How about making templates thusly: Template:Random/Die Template:Random/Die_text Template:Random/Dice Template:Random/Dice_text Template:Random/Fortune Template:Random/Fortune_text Template:Random/Coin Template:Random/Coin_text. Template:Random would return a random one, and Template:Random/Text would return a random text one. Template:Random/Fortune_text could be inserted into Crystal_Ball eg: {{Random/Fortune_text}}. This would group them all into one template name for convenience, and also make one general fortune for everything. Thoughts? How about signing my posts: --Splaka 04:21, 24 Nov 2005 (UTC)
I'd hesitate to make "one general fortune for everything" for two reasons: {{fortune}} could get repetitive (the same jokes-in-templates issue that we're already fighting with the killquotes) and it would also need to fit the most restrictive space requirement (fortune cookie gives far less space than crystal ball, which would have less room than a "quote of the day" box) if used everywhere.
The whole "Confucious say..." schtick may be one best confined to the cookies?
The dice would be even more awkward to generalise as a template unless {{die}} and {{coin}} were just for display only. If craps needs to remember what was rolled before (first) to determine where to point subsequent links, the special cases will break the scheme.
I could see using templates for things which are repetitive, such as just displaying one {{card}} - {{card/queen|hearts}}, {{card/queen|spades}}, {{card/queen|diamonds}}, {{card/queen|clubs}} all could use the same face picture and just substitute colours and symbols required to indicate the desired suit of card.
When I suggested a "category:random humour" or a "category template", what I had in mind was something like {{cars}} where it's just a box with a list of the main articles for one category (GM, Ford, Dodge, Crapmobile...) - the random humour category being craps, fortune cookie, crystal ball, cards and whatever else you folks have been randomly cooking up lately. :) --Carlb 03:06, 27 Nov 2005 (UTC)
Fair enough. I made the die for Rcmurphy (and it later got stolen for the craps game, heh)... for deciding on bans.. "1-5, ban them, 6, ban them and revert everything they've ever done". Or such. --Splaka 03:35, 27 Nov 2005 (UTC)
LOL I think I get the idea. Oh, but I didn't say anything... --Carlb 04:11, 27 Nov 2005 (UTC)
Ha! Good one. I will use it always, except the coin should always come up tails. --Splaka 04:14, 27 Nov 2005 (UTC)
No need to change the coin, just change the description text "Heads - Delete, Tails - Terminate with extreme prejudice" :) --Carlb 16:38, 27 Nov 2005 (UTC)
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I just noticed this. Amusing an idea as it may be, I don't think it's really in the spirit of wikis to encourage or reward vandalism anywhere. Yes, even on E*********** D********. Thoughts? -- Sir Codeine K·H·P·B·M·N·C·U·Bu. · (Harangue) 16:20, 22 Nov 2005 (UTC)

Agree. There are more than enough vandals finding their way around as it is. No need to have anything on hand that can be used as a Seal of Approval. -- T. (talk) 16:43, 22 Nov 2005 (UTC)
I must admit to not being hugely comfortable with this HowTo:Vandalise Wikipedia is borderline, I know our users may vandalise wikipedia and ED but I don't think we should be acting as a scoreboard for it!--The Right Honourable Maj Sir Elvis UmP KUN FIC MDA VFH Bur. CM and bars UGM F@H (Petition) 16:59, 22 Nov 2005 (UTC)
Good point. WP is a place for finding information, not the word PENIS in every other article. I found that template off of VfD, so if you dont want it, blast it away.--Foo21(talk)-(edits)-(block) 19:30, 22 Nov 2005 (UTC)
Kill it and kill it well, like Katrina killed No Orleans. Wikipedia isn't an "enemy" or direct competitor as their mission is completely different from ours, also this template needs to be deleted as those who vandalise pages on one site or one project most often do so elsewhere too. Let's not create an endless revolving door of WikiRejects, that helps no one. --Carlb 20:48, 22 Nov 2005 (UTC)
It's not like Uncyclopedia doesn't already get enough losers who just couldn't hack it on Wikipedia. (Er ...) - David Gerard 22:18, 22 Nov 2005 (UTC)
He just died. Bone_F_clear.png Sir Famine, Gun Petition » 00:32, 23 Nov 2005 (UTC)

NNP

I was looking at the deletion log and I noticed a few of thearticles have 'nnp' beside them. Anyone have a clue what it means? -80.1.224.4

NNP = Non-Notable-Person. See the first section of Uncyclopedia:Vanity_Policies for more info. --Splaka 00:19, 20 Nov 2005 (UTC)

Any image repository for Uncyclopedia?

Uncyclomedia Commons

I know, I know, I know, I'm a newbie and it is a very basic question: I wonder if there is any image repository for uncyclopedia (like wikimedia for wikipedia) where I can easily find suitable images to stuff I write? I've tried to find any, but to tell you the truth, the disinformation policy of uncyclopedia is effectively working against me (here is where you should feel sorry for me if you had a heart). Thankful for help! Regards, Dennis DaMenace. DaMenace 13:57, 19 Nov 2005 (UTC)

I highly recommend getting new images for articles you write as many images on uncyclopedia are already used somewhere and it's less fun seeing the same image in multiple places. If you don't want to Photoshop them yourself, you can always try Uncyclopedia:RadicalX's Corner. --Sir gwax (talk) Signuke 20:34, 19 Nov 2005 (UTC)
Do it, I love the logo and the idea--Foo21(talk)-(edits)-(block) 19:36, 22 Nov 2005 (UTC)
Please shoot me if I ever make UnMedia Commons and UnMeta. --Chronarion 02:20, 3 May 2005 (EDT). But honestly, at this point it might be good to have some kind of organization to the existing images, even if new ones are generally encouraged. --—rc (t) 22:30, 19 Nov 2005 (UTC)
See also Special:Newimages for a gallery of new images, and Special:Imagelist for a searchable index. --Splaka 22:38, 19 Nov 2005 (UTC)

This is sort of tangential, but does anybody else have browser-crashing issues when scrolling down in those image galleries? It doesn't ever seem to happen when I'm seeing images in articles or alone, so I imagine it has something to do with the way the galleries are generated and not the images themselves, but it seems like it would be too exhausting to do any sort of exhaustive experimentation. --Spintherism 23:17, 19 Nov 2005 (UTC)

Actually I just tried loading the same page with IE instead of Safari, and it appears that those animated ninja stars were to blame.--Spintherism 23:18, 19 Nov 2005 (UTC)

I know, I'm a bad person. But I couldn't resist. --—rc (t) 23:24, 19 Nov 2005 (UTC)

You might also want to take a look at Uncyclopedia:Pages for deletion/unusedimages, Uncyclopedia:Pages for deletion/unusedimages2 as there are plenty of images in need of recycling. --Carlb 23:37, 19 Nov 2005 (UTC)
I recommend this too. I found a perfect image this week that had been uploaded and forgotten about. A+A+A+A+A+ Would buy from again yadda^3. -- T. (talk) 00:26, 20 Nov 2005 (UTC)

Images from Wikimedia Commons are all under licenses that allow free reuse. If copied here with a link back, they'd be quite OK from a copyright perspective. If altered then put here with a link back, in almost all cases they'd be quite OK from a copyright perspective - David Gerard 14:55, 20 Nov 2005 (UTC)

  • Thanks a lot guys and girls! I have no trouble Photochopping, but sometimes I am lazy! But thanks for the suggestions. The idea of reusing uncyclopedia/wikimedia and photochoppin' and then uploading is not a bad one... Regards, Dennis DaMenace. DaMenace 00:41, 22 Nov 2005 (UTC)

New Merit System:Ninjastars

Ninjastar

Our sharpest, coolest, ninjaiest merit system yet!

As a direct spoof of Wikipedia's Barnstars, I've decided to unveil the newest in our line of merits: the Ninjastar. Feel free to spoof Wiki as much as you want with your mad photoshop skilz.--Sir Flammable KUN 23:38, 18 Nov 2005 (UTC)

Looking through the Wikipedia barnstar system, this is an excellent idea. Except that there are already approx. One Gazillion random awards out there already. --Savethemooses 08:26, 19 Nov 2005 (UTC)
I guess the idea is the more we have of them the more ridiculous they get. --The Right Honourable Maj Sir Elvis UmP KUN FIC MDA VFH Bur. CM and bars UGM F@H (Petition) 12:34, 19 Nov 2005 (UTC)
We also need a clown nose to go with the recurring clinja joke. Not that I find it funny, while I find our glut of awards truly humorous. On that other site (full of lies and half truths, mind you), they appear to have so many of those silly barnstar things that they also have no meaning. Awesome. Dawg.gif » Brig Sir Dawg | t | v | c » 12:41, 19 Nov 2005 (UTC)
What do you think of this? -- Sir Mhaille Icons-flag-gb (talk to me)
St4rs

ARRRGH!!!! YOU MADE "NINJA'S" POSESSIVE INSTEAD OF PLURAL! MY EYES! MY EYES!

Sorry, I'm allergic to inappropriate posessives. -- Sir BobBobBob ! S ? [rox!|sux!] Prince%21.gif 15:32, 22 Nov 2005 (UTC)
Fixed it......ooops! :) -- Sir Mhaille Icons-flag-gb (talk to me)
I think it's okay, but I think the system should be more similar to Wikipedia where the image goes in a frame with all the "I award this ninjastar to ___ for ___" kinda stuff. -- neoEva88 MUN F@H PS CM NS (talk.to-do)
There should be a ninjastar subsection to the awards --Maj Sir Insertwackynamehere Icons-world CUN VFH VFP Bur. CMInsertwackynamehere | Talk 16:33, 19 Nov 2005 (UTC)
Sorry, just thought, you may have to refresh the page to see that its an animation. -- Sir Mhaille Icons-flag-gb (talk to me)
I would not recommend having the Ninjastars as a part of the user signature line, unless they're given out sparingly. Reason: Splarka will win all of them in rapid succession, and his sig will start to word-wrap on all his messages.  ;) -- T. (talk) 17:50, 19 Nov 2005 (UTC)
I don't know what you're talking about --Sir Splaka KUN UotM NotM Bur. VFP SG CM +S © NJSc NJSd NJSr NJSp NJSl NJS$ NJSq NJSrv NJSz NJSm NJS4 NJSw NJSp NJSww NJSlz NJS7s NJSa NJSpp NJSmt NJShrm NJS* NJS** NJS*** NJS@x NJSqv NJSrsv NJSnnt NJSrstlne NJSabc NJSxyz NJSvvhv NJSk NJSt NJSb (talk) 22:22, 19 Nov 2005 (UTC)
You could always just go with a one star limit on signatures. --Sir gwax (talk) Signuke 00:30, 20 Nov 2005 (UTC)
Better yet, ninjastars could be different from regular awards. And stay out of signatures. Yes I said they should stay out of signatures :P Also, look there--Maj Sir Insertwackynamehere Icons-world CUN VFH VFP Bur. CMInsertwackynamehere | Talk 00:30, 21 Nov 2005 (UTC)
Agreed. They could just be used for tagging user pages. Anyone who accumulates a lot of stars would be worthy of a more major award. I think this would help users who do good steady work over a long period, but nothing individual / major enough to attract a big award. -- T. (talk) 19:52, 21 Nov 2005 (UTC)
Clinjastar

Honk honk!

Prototype clinjastar added.--Sir Flammable KUN 06:17, 20 Nov 2005 (UTC)

Ninjewstar

This has such great potential for abuse

If there's an afterlife, I'm going to a bad place for this one: Prototype Ninjewstar added. --Sir gwax (talk) Signuke 08:49, 22 Nov 2005 (UTC)

Ninjastarfish

Dirty Brown NinjaStarFish Award, anyone? -- Sir Mhaille Icons-flag-gb (talk to me)

I have created Uncyclopedia:Ninjastars for all further Ninjastar related matters. --Sir gwax (talk) Signuke 21:05, 22 Nov 2005 (UTC)

Chocolate Ninjastar

Chocolate covered-Ninja Stars - Sweet but Deadly!


Actions in Wargames

I was reading through some of the video game wars and personally, I don't much like the whole thing about using <pre> boxes for action quotes, mainly because it indents and puts a box around the whole thing. I find a similar effect can be had by putting the line in a <code>'''action'''</code> format and there's no box or indenting. Or a : could be tossed in front to get the indenting. Quite frankly, it's just the boxes that aggravate me. --Sir gwax (talk) Signuke 05:24, 18 Nov 2005 (UTC)

hrm --DrFoster 08:01, 18 Nov 2005 (UTC)
Be Italic (someone can always revert and ban your arse if they object ;-) --The Right Honourable Maj Sir Elvis UmP KUN FIC MDA VFH Bur. CM and bars UGM F@H (Petition) 17:09, 18 Nov 2005 (UTC)
Check. --Sir gwax (talk) Signuke 23:20, 18 Nov 2005 (UTC)
The only downside seems to be that it affects the readability. The big boxes broke things up a bit. Without them, it looks like an IRC log. Yeah, I know, that's the point. :) One thing that seemed to help a geezer like me, is to break the game up into sections, like I did on 9/11 (video game). -- Sir BobBobBob ! S ? [rox!|sux!] Prince%21.gif 00:50, 19 Nov 2005 (UTC)
That's a very good point/idea, I'll add it to my to do list. --Sir gwax (talk) Signuke 00:56, 19 Nov 2005 (UTC)

linking in Template:Q and Template:Quote

I was looking at Optimus Prime earlier and I noticed that since switching the quotes over to use Template:Q, some of them were no longer linking properly. In tracking the issue back, I noticed that the templates only link the quoter and not the quotee. I'm wondering if there's a reason why the templates use {{{3}}} and not [[{{{3}}}]]? This has the aggravating side-effect of meaning that if you want to use Template:Q on a page where the subject is saying something about someone else you need to add extra [[s, as in {{Q|some text|quoter|[[quotee]]}} --Sir gwax (talk) Signuke 22:12, 17 Nov 2005 (UTC)

Well, I actually do prefer it that way. It has often irritated me on other templates when I have to live with a red link because the quoter is talking about something that isn't, and never will be, an article. This way the person inserting the quote has the flexibility of choosing whether or not to have an article link. -- neoEva88 MUN F@H PS CM NS (talk.to-do)
I made Template:Q that way on purpose. Mostly because the quotee will be the title of the page, and secondly because if it isn't the quotee often won't exist (as Neo said). However, anyone worth being quoted should have a page about them. Maybe. --Splaka 23:18, 17 Nov 2005 (UTC) PS, Gwax, what were you trying to do with this edit? Why did you change 4 to 3?
I copied over the format from Template:Q so they would have a unifified look, inserted the |{{{3}}} and then forgot to change the 3 to a 4. --Sir gwax (talk) Signuke 23:40, 17 Nov 2005 (UTC)

Metatizing the Quote Templates

It occurs to me that there are a bunch of different quote templates with a lot of feature/layout overlap. This means that some types of quotes appear differently from others and it means that if we want to change the way quotes are displayed, we have to change it on all of the different quote pages. To this end, I propose the creation of a quote meta-template, which will be called by all of the various quote templates to provide a unified quoting scheme. After the meta-template is constructed, all of the other quote templates can be implemented as calls to the metatemplate. As an example, Template:Wilde can be implemented as {{Q|{{{1}}}|Oscar Wilde|{{{[[2]]}}}}}. By implementing one master quote meta-template and reimplementing the other quote templates to use it, we could probably eliminate a bunch of redundancy and make style modification easier overall. --Sir gwax (talk) Signuke 04:52, 18 Nov 2005 (UTC)

Forgot Username and Password

  • I forgot both my username and password but know my email address, is there any way to recover my information? -- 71.109.220.68 05:49, 17 Nov 2005 (UTC)
What pages do you remember editing? Check the history of them. Then maybe you can find your username. --Splaka 05:56, 17 Nov 2005 (UTC)
This might help: contribs for 71.109.220.68. -- Sir BobBobBob ! S ? [rox!|sux!] Prince%21.gif 21:48, 17 Nov 2005 (UTC)

Favicon

Why does uncyclopedia not have one of those funny favicons, it saves a lot of time identifieing webpages when havonmg 200+ open! I demand one! Now! --DrFoster 13:06, 16 Nov 2005 (UTC)

Err it does (for me anyway)--MysteryShopper 15:26, 16 Nov 2005 (UTC)
No-favicon

strange!?

Err it does not (for me anyway) and this is the proof -- DrFoster 15:32, 16 Nov 2005 (UTC)
then what's that thing in the url bar, left of the address? ;) Hooloovoo 15:37, 16 Nov 2005 (UTC)
but i need it in the tab left, url bar only is shown when i already got that tab open, but i need it on the tab top identify the tab -- DrFoster 15:38, 16 Nov 2005 (UTC)
It appears to be a FF shortcoming, as much as I hate to say it. The <link rel="shortcut icon" href="/favicon.ico" /> metatag points to /favicon.ico (which is the normal location), but that url in itself gives a 302 redirect to http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/images/6/64/Favicon.ico, which FF apparently doesn't chase up for its tab. Maybe one of the sysops would care to copy the file back, or amend the template's meta tag. Hooloovoo 15:43, 16 Nov 2005 (UTC)
Though weird that it is displayed in the location bar, isnt it? -- DrFoster 15:45, 16 Nov 2005 (UTC)
Exactly, that's why it appears to be a FF shortcoming... not using the same (redirected) resource for the tab :( I can direct you to FF 1.5 beta for the moment, it works perfectly there. Hooloovoo 15:47, 16 Nov 2005 (UTC)
i use 1.0.7, should i update? i head everything above 1.0.7 is evil! -- DrFoster 15:52, 16 Nov 2005 (UTC)
I personally haven't found 1.5 to be evil, seeing as it doesn't render pages using Trident ;) Whether or not you want to upgrade depends on how bad you want that icon to appear, I reckon. It's been quite stable in my experience, but ymmv. Hooloovoo 16:05, 16 Nov 2005 (UTC)
Ok, i will update i think! thanks ttm for your help!! -- DrFoster 16:06, 16 Nov 2005 (UTC)
Its working fine for me in 1.0.7. --Paulgb 18:34, 16 Nov 2005 (UTC)
How quaint... then it could be a firewall/setting issue as well. Hooloovoo 18:38, 16 Nov 2005 (UTC)
oh -- DrFoster 18:39, 16 Nov 2005 (UTC)
Maybe you have any FF plugins installed which could explain it? I recommend checking them first, disabling likelies one by one, see if that gives you any improvement. Hooloovoo 18:42, 16 Nov 2005 (UTC)
good idea, got some tab plugins installed, but now i am at home and not at work anymore, and i dont want to spend the time i am at home with senseless stuff, i mean why do i actually work? -- DrFoster 18:44, 16 Nov 2005 (UTC)
Just a random interjection. I've uploaded a more colorful version (while still keeping true to the original design by Carl) by shrinking the logo RC made to 16x16. Thoughts? (Note that you may need to go to the image direct and reload to get it to show). --Splaka 04:33, 17 Nov 2005 (UTC)

The Stones

I saw Mick Jagger et al today. They are like carved idols of old in tight pants.

cool. -- DrFoster 18:07, 21 Nov 2005 (UTC)

E******* D********* and its overall suckiness

Hmm, while reading an article on the GNAA at wikipedia, I came across a link to the same article at ED. I clicked it, and lo and behold it seems the site isn't there. I asked some friends in #wikipedia and none could get it to work. There's three possible meanings for this:

  1. The site has been killed (*crosses fingers*)
  2. The site has been moved to another address (the most boring solution)
  3. The site is down
  4. ED figured out a way to ban Uncyclopedia and Wikipedia from it, oh no!

I'm cheering for number 1. Redwolf24 03:25, 16 Nov 2005 (UTC)

It appears to be back. ~Sir Rangeley Icons-flag-us GUN WotM UotM EGA +S (talk) 05:57, 16 Nov 2005 (UTC)

I think they have had up-time probs in the past, wether it's bandwidth or hardware/config not up to scratch I dunno. --MysteryShopper 12:35, 16 Nov 2005 (UTC)

Censored so I don't have to read it :) --Chronarion 21:18, 16 Nov 2005 (UTC)

ED falls over like the fine upstanding netizens they are on a regular basis, as do their other many domains - David Gerard 00:13, 18 Nov 2005 (UTC)

<_< An ED admin will be at the next Seattle wikimeetup I'm going to... Redwolf24 05:30, 19 Nov 2005 (UTC)

Tell 'em Arkady says hi - David Gerard 14:57, 20 Nov 2005 (UTC)

No. Redwolf24 07:00, 21 Nov 2005 (UTC)

OK, they can have a happy surprise! - David Gerard 08:39, 21 Nov 2005 (UTC)

Can Admins Delete the Main Page

I'm sure it sounds retarded, but I'm really curious if admins are actually capable of deleting the Main Page article. I don't just mean blanking, I mean, can they actually remove it so that it would go in the deletion log and such? --neoEva88 20:16, 13 Nov 2005 (UTC)

Well, I'm not going to try it but the delete tab is there, and it does the usual warning when I click it. I would assume that the Main Page works the same as any other page on the wiki, since MediaWiki is supposed to be very customizable. --Paulgb 20:50, 13 Nov 2005 (UTC)
As an irresponsible admin, I feel it is my duty to try to delete the main page. I shall report back shortly. If we need to call in the big guns to fix this, I hereby declare my resignation from adminship. But god people, that's like giving me a big red button and telling me not to push it. Bone_F_clear.png Sir Famine, Gun Petition » 21:26, 13 Nov 2005 (UTC)

Yes, yes we can. I'll finish restoring all 867 deleted edits now. Bone_F_clear.png Sir Famine, Gun Petition » 21:31, 13 Nov 2005 (UTC)

Ug, well, I restored all the edits. Just one small problem...only the current version is accessable. The Previous Version states that
The database did not find the text of a page that it should have found, named "Main Page,oldid=264172".
This is usually caused by following an outdated diff or history link to a page that has been deleted. <p>If this is not the case, you may have found a bug in the software. Please report this to an administrator, making note of the URL.
Will mess around with it a little and see if it is a bug, or if I really hozed the previous versions of the main page. Bone_F_clear.png Sir Famine, Gun Petition » 21:50, 13 Nov 2005 (UTC)

Humm...when I restored, the page came back unprotected. This seems to have changed the internal database numbers for the old versions, meaning I couldn't get to them. Re-Protecting the main page fixed it, but only as far back as May 3. Not sure if it was possible to go back that far before I whacked the main page. Can anyone comment on that? It seems that we are fine from current -> May 3, but there's nothing before that that I can access. Bone_F_clear.png Sir Famine, Gun Petition » 22:06, 13 Nov 2005 (UTC)

Or, it's just a caching problem, because I have found that the previous version is occasionally unavailable to me. Will wait a bit and see if everything shows back up. Bone_F_clear.png Sir Famine, Gun Petition » 22:16, 13 Nov 2005 (UTC)
If I had some sort of medal of bravery, I'd give it to you. Keep up the good work. --Spintherism 22:22, 13 Nov 2005 (UTC)
If I were Chronarion, I'd be having a heart attack right now - David Gerard 07:37, 14 Nov 2005 (UTC)
<chron> so.. he deleted the main page?
<rcmurphy> It seems so.
<chron> Uh... 
<Flammable> was that a bad idea?
<rcmurphy> When someone asks if admins can delete the front page, what do you think will happen?
* chron has a heart attack
As I noticed yesterday, one of WP's meta wikis main page isn't Main_Page, so presumably it makes some kind of sense to them for it to be like any other page? It wasn't a redirect either, seeing as that would show at the top of the page, so they probably hacked the source at some point. Hooloovoo 08:56, 14 Nov 2005 (UTC)
The main page being named something other than Main Page isn't that unusual; if anything, it's typical of non-English sites such as desencyclopedie:accueil to name the main page for a wiki of some other language in that language. --Carlb 09:18, 14 Nov 2005 (UTC)
It is super easy to change. You just change MediaWiki:Mainpage to what it points to. I was able to change it to User:Savethemooses for 5 seconds. --Splaka 09:30, 14 Nov 2005 (UTC)
Only 5 seconds? Jerk. --Savethemooses 21:39, 14 Nov 2005 (UTC)
In that case, what say you to pointing it to OW:, either permanently, or on Wilde Day? (Why isn't that an international holiday yet?) ;) Hooloovoo 09:54, 14 Nov 2005 (UTC)
Make it special:Randompage every Saturday, that would be fun--Foo21(talk)-(edits)-(block) 20:42, 15 Nov 2005 (UTC)

I dunno, I found this entire thing rather amusing after my heart attack. "Would the admins selected be crazy enough to delete the main page?" Apparently I chose wisely. Anyone mind asking jason to fix the mainpage count? It's in the table somewhere. --Chronarion 22:12, 14 Nov 2005 (UTC)

And that, I must say, is the perhaps the most wonderful thing I have ever heard someone say. I had $25 on "fired" at 3 to 1 odds. :) And if anyone does ask Jason to fix the mainpage count, what's the chance he could track down everything prior to May 3? It never returned, and I miss it. You know what they say..."If you love something, set it free. If it's meant to be, it will return. And if it doesn't return, hunt it down, beat it over the head, and drag it back." Bone_F_clear.png Sir Famine, Gun Petition » 23:09, 14 Nov 2005 (UTC)

It removed all the hits for the main page on the 'popular page listing' :( ~Sir Rangeley Icons-flag-us GUN WotM UotM EGA +S (talk) 06:04, 16 Nov 2005 (UTC)

RSS feed?

There was a little talk about how we do communications around these parts. So I put up an rss feed on my Geocities space (Which I use to upload crap to the Interwebs) to test things out. I might put the featured article and stuff there, and will move it to another host, and *maybe* hand over the password to other MATURE editors. Subscribe to it and report the results. Hats off to this site for the advice.--Foo21 03:58, 13 Nov 2005 (UTC)

I like it. If you are interested in automating it, I wouldn't mind helping out. I have subscribed to it on my google.com/ig page. If you want to automate it, I would be willing to help with coding and hosting. My only suggestion so far is that it would be nice if the title was the name of the article. Google/IG only shows the title, so right now I have to put my mouse over it to see what the article is. Maybe something like Air - 11/12/05 instead of Uncyclopedia's featured article-11/12/05 --Paulgb 18:25, 13 Nov 2005 (UTC)
I think I'll do that for now on, but how would you automate it?--Foo21(talk)-(edits)-(block) 20:39, 15 Nov 2005 (UTC)
Probably by making a regular format for making the mainpage featured things. --Chronarion 21:19, 16 Nov 2005 (UTC)
I've continued this on your talk page, for anyone else whos interested. --Paulgb 18:49, 17 Nov 2005 (UTC)

Niggers

If I say so myself, the current logo bludgeons the point home nicely. Is there a Cleveland Indians message board we can tell about the article, also a message board for the actual Cleveland native Americans who bloody despise the baseball team's refusal to change their name? What point satire if it doesn't piss the right people off. What, me shitstir? - David Gerard 19:54, 10 Nov 2005 (UTC)

Dunno. Uncyclopedia has addressed the team naming question before (see Six Nations) but never tried to advertise it. --Carlb 22:20, 10 Nov 2005 (UTC)

These are the Cleveland Indians' offical message bords, make sure you link the thread about the Niggers.--Foo21(talk)-(edits)-(block) 23:34, 15 Nov 2005 (UTC)

Dig this one. Jesus H. Fuck. - David Gerard 17:38, 20 Nov 2005 (UTC)

Babel!

Based on Ouro's Wilde templates, and some suggestions from others, Dawg and I have transwiki'd Wikipedia's language status thingies (well, Dawg did the coding). Since we don't care if they are all in english, he metatized them. There is only one top template for all languages for all levels, eg {{Lang|du|N}} gives:

du-N This user is a native speaker of Dumbass.
Adding a new language requires only one template (eg Template:LangName_en), and then anyone can use it. Adding a level is a bit harder requiring three, but with 10 levels currently that should not be required too much (contact Dawg with suggestions if needed). See them all at: Uncyclopedia:Babel. NOTE: The categorization was a bit of a bother, we decided not to have a category for each level multiplied each language, but just one for each language, with the users sorted by level in that category (using parameters), see Category:User_en for example. Comments? --Splaka 11:59, 8 Nov 2005 (UTC)
Quite a bit of brainwork and fingerwork, but I think the result was worth it. It is certainly easier to change one or two templates rather than ten or twenty.
I've hacked the Uncyclopedia:Babel page up a bit and I think the list is a bit more wieldy now. It was just too noisy and redundant with all the templates, or too blah with so little formatting. I think I've brought it to a happy medium. Dawg.gif » Brig Sir Dawg | t | v | c » 13:23, 8 Nov 2005 (UTC)
Intéressant. :) I've created a few, including category:User fr populated with whichever names were listed here as des personnes bilingues. One question, though, {{lang|lz|N}} - how does one claim that? No one truly understands women, including other womyn. --Carlb 16:15, 8 Nov 2005 (UTC)
I think most of us claim -0 or -X in that language. Dawg.gif » Brig Sir Dawg | t | v | c » 23:31, 8 Nov 2005 (UTC)
Is there a "Native speaker of Hilarious" template? --Savethemooses 23:27, 8 Nov 2005 (UTC)
I'm surprised that there's a "Native speaker of Dumbass" template. Uncyclopedians aren't dumbasses, we're smartasses. ;) --Carlb 03:24, 9 Nov 2005 (UTC)
Why are you surprised? The templates aren't all hand-made one-by-one. I handmade the original templates and the rest are based off those (the languages are very easy to create). Every language has the same collection of options. Dawg.gif » Brig Sir Dawg | t | v | c » 07:29, 16 Nov 2005 (UTC)
I made the "-F" template -- does anyone like it? --Clorox Icons-flag-us MUN ONS (diskussion) 01:27, 15 Nov 2005 (UTC)
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