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Announce: ED to be removed from Uncyc


The unperson *********** ********* never existed and was a fabrication perpetrated by Emmanuel Goldstein.
Memories of *********** ********* shall be corrected doubleplusgoodwise by Miniluv.

As per grand proposal by the Poo-Bah, all of ED shall be stricken from Uncyc and never to be seen again! Unless, I guess, someone dies, or someone passes a law or something. Let the burning begin! --Sophia 02:09, 16 Aug 2005 (UTC)

That crimethink template is masterful.
S'about time --Nytrospawn 16:31, 16 Aug 2005 (UTC)
I just did a search on this Sherrod Degrippo person, and "it"(referring to whoever Sherrod is) is a compulsive abuser of DMCA and has had several sites that abused the DMCA itself. I dunno about you folks, but this person is definately a candidate for reconstructive lobotomy.--Nytrospawn 19:03, 16 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Will there be a EM instead? --Marcos_Malo S7fc BOotS | Talk 22:52, 16 Aug 2005 (UTC)

I personally don't think we should have the Template:Someone either. No more promotion for them. Let there be a gaping Goatsesque hole where ED once was. --Famine 13:39, 18 Aug 2005 (UTC)
No idea why template:someone was created as a template - by definition, it's something that would never get used on more than the one article. --Carlb 17:11, 18 Aug 2005 (UTC)
It's just like the old template (links to the corresponding article to the page it's displayed on).

Proposal

Not a wedding proposal, or I would make this statement on a dating site, or wherever. No, this is a proposal to make Uncyclopedia a better place, where the rabbits hop, and the kittens are never huffed, and this template wouldn't be seen so often.


Stop hand nuvola alternate I was blocked from Uncyclopedia, and all I got was this lousy template!
Village Dump/archive3 has been blocked from Uncyclopedia for misconduct. May its sad fate serve as a warning to others.
Make Uncyclopedia better, not worse. Stop the cycle of violins.


I got that from Gyugy's user page, by the way. The only user to be banned for 24 years. Heh. Heh. Anyhow, my idea is to prevent users from editing other users' user pages. Of course that doesn't include their talk pages, I'm not an idiot. Although I once committed the obviously n00b act of VFDing Kitten Huffing. I just thought it was insensitive to kittens, that's all. I didn't know that it was the second most important page in Uncyclopedia. Oh well, WHO'S WITH ME?! --Cheeseboi 23:05, 15 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Guns don't kill people etc. --Spintherism 19:04, 16 Aug 2005 (UTC)
I don't know that it's possible to protect user pages from everyone except that one user. Under regular protection, only admins can edit pages - so if I protected your user page, you wouldn't be able to make any changes to it. --Rcmurphy KUN 22:07, 18 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Also..

Could someone turn this little musing of mine into a template for featured pages to display? If you hate it, that's fine. I don't know how to create templates.

This article has been featured. The creator will now exercise his right to gloat. Neener neener neener!!! --Cheeseboi 23:05, 15 Aug 2005 (UTC)

To make templates, just start a page that begins "Template:" - such as Template:FA. Then the command {{FA}} will display the template on other pages. If you're having trouble with the format or whatnot, you can always steal the code from another template. That's what I always do. --Rcmurphy KUN 22:07, 18 Aug 2005 (UTC)

A More Modest Proposal

I suggest that we prevent overpopulation in Ireland by using Irish children as a food source. More details of my modest proposal may be found here and here.

Why, Mr. Swift, we all thought you were dead! --Spintherism 19:02, 16 Aug 2005 (UTC)

One of our siblings

[1] Well, one of yours I should say --IMBJR 16:42, 15 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Shirley thats not real? --Sir Elvis KUN | Petition 16:47, 15 Aug 2005 (UTC)
I'll be buying an ice pick and ending the existence of my eyes in the next hour. Toodles~--Flammable CUN 16:48, 15 Aug 2005 (UTC)
What in the name of Zeus...--Nytrospawn 16:50, 15 Aug 2005 (UTC)
All in favor of severing all ties with Wikicities say Aye. --Rcmurphy KUN 17:13, 15 Aug 2005 (UTC)

The site is, er, umm, infectious. --KP CUN 18:12, 15 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Are they on the interwiki map yet, lots of fun could be had. --Sir Elvis KUN | Petition 08:58, 17 Aug 2005 (UTC)
Woah there! This isn't USENET. And you didn't hear me mention either the Empire of Meow, nor that Kitten Huffing might be a furry sexual practice. No, I didn't say anything about either of those, since I wouldn't want to encourage a flame war. ;) --Marcos_Malo S7fc BOotS | Talk 11:36, 17 Aug 2005 (UTC)
Do you mean here: [2], because that's where I found them. --IMBJR 09:27, 17 Aug 2005 (UTC)
I just pray this dosn't go anywhere: furry:Kitten Huffing --Sir Elvis KUN | Petition 13:40, 17 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Some statistics

I wanted to see how significantly highlighting articles, images and writers shunts traffic to the featured pages. Some of these figures are kind of...old, but since I collected them (rather haphazardly) I figured I'd put 'em up anyway. Greatest Inventions is the more recent featured article. The image stats refer to the article the featured image box links to, not the image page itself. Woot. --Rcmurphy KUN 20:17, 14 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Type of highlighting Page Views per day before highlighting Views per day during highlighting
Article Aesop's Fables 10.4 73
Article Greatest Inventions 8.3 140.3
Writer User:LeeHarveyKennedy 3.9 16
Image image:Gary Coleman.jpg (for BurtReynoldsOrNot.com) 5.6 37

Discuss: DMCA letter from ED

This is formal notification that your service is being used to violate copyright law under the DMCA TITLE 17, CHAPTER 5, Sec. 512 of the United States Code.

... http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/images/6/6c/Mammothgirlvinyl.jpg http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/images/d/d7/EDLogo.png ...

This website is using proprietary images from www.encyclopediadramatica.com and girlvinyl.com

We request that you remove the violating content from your website.

(snipped from original, lest I get a DMCA for this)


Discuss.
[Image:EDLogo.png]
[Image:Mammothgirlvinyl.jpg]

EDLogo should be covered under fair use so as long as we are using it to refer to ED in an unmodified fashion. The girlvinyl picture should probably be removed since it doesn't carry an official context. --Sophia 02:46, 13 Aug 2005 (UTC)

As of now, I am removing the girlvinyl picture and disabling the ED template. I do not really like linking to people trying to sue me.--Sophia 04:16, 13 Aug 2005 (UTC)
What's their problem? --Savethemooses 04:26, 13 Aug 2005 (UTC)
I wish I knew. --Sophia 04:38, 13 Aug 2005 (UTC)
Removing those two images could very well bring Uncyclopedia to a screeching halt. Well, it's been nice working with you guys. --Rcmurphy KUN 04:50, 13 Aug 2005 (UTC)
From the beginning, our "legitimacy" has been based upon the presumption that all of our content is licensed under CC. In theory, nothing but CC stuff should be on the site. Our image collection more or less is an illegitimate exception. While I believe that I could service the DMCA request and fight them in court, I can't exactly see why we link to ED when they clearly are a bunch of hypocrites. Although I could fight it.. exactly what would I accomplish? The right to use their logo... and then.. not use it? --Sophia 20:24, 13 Aug 2005 (UTC)
Right. It would just be a waste of time and energy without a payoff (except maybe an weakly idealistic one - "We are protectors of free speech," etc. etc.). I saw that you deleted the logo, so now let's put the whole sorry incident behind us. --Rcmurphy KUN 21:42, 13 Aug 2005 (UTC)
I deleted it currently under DMCA safe harbor.. we're still discussing options with Wikia. Servicing (i.e. courting) the DMCA request is not out of the question.--Sophia 03:48, 14 Aug 2005 (UTC)
If anyone at Wikia could be bothered to show up to give this its day in court, sure, that would be amusing; all this is alleged to have taken place on a web server in Florida, so demand that she travel all the way from Nevada (at her expense, and it's a long long way away) to state her case before the nice Florida judge... *lol* --Carlb 19:48, 14 Aug 2005 (UTC)
While that seems legitimate, it also feels kind of overkill. Couldn't they say "We are not cool with that" instead of "We request that you remove the violating content from your website."... Sheesh! Is there an underlying conflict that noobs like me should be aware of or something? Before somebody else does something aggravating? I mean, what's going on? [EDIT] Just read the Encyclopedia Dramatica article. I think I get the idea and/or motivation. This sucks.--Sunsneezer 05:13, 13 Aug 2005 (UTC)
The words "please remove this" would have been more than enough. A DMCA request is exactly what pisses me off. The original was much longer, it was a formally filed request. --Sophia 20:24, 13 Aug 2005 (UTC)
The thing is, the ED article is a joke whose counterpart, an Uncyclopedia article on Encyclopediadramatica.com, accuses our site of being "a dumping ground for content that typically does not qualify for inclusion in Encyclopedia Dramatica or even Wikipedia, most often due to an article being unfunny and not even tangentialy connected to Internet drama." Elvis (I think) wrote both articles to play off each other by mocking each site's niche. There's no war going on between us that I know of. At least not yet. --Rcmurphy KUN 05:33, 13 Aug 2005 (UTC)
Oh. I see. Because I just read the UD article and it gave the impression of a tangible rivalry. Which would be both stupid and plausible, and maybe the result of some casual flamewar gone awry. Glad to hear it's not was not the case.--Sunsneezer 05:45, 13 Aug 2005 (UTC)
ABBA on turntable
A picture of vinyl. So sue me.
No rivalry unless they'd like to create one now (and more likely they're just trolling for drama and lulz, that is their stated mission). Otherwise, wouldn't it be more likely that every link or reference pointing from one site to the other would have been pulled/removed, the Life and Death of a Template-style, long ago as pointless advertisement? Basically the "not a sista project, why should we give them advertising by linking to them?" rationale.
As for the articles themselves, user:Elvis created both templates (linking from here there, and back from there here) and had used a stub I'd created as the entry for ED here as the basis for the current pair of articles (one on each site identifying (the other) as "dumping ground" for content too trivial to be posted on (site currently being viewed) or "even on Wikipedia". The original stub was merely a placeholder so that the template inviting our readers to look at the corresponding article on the other site wouldn't show a broken link for the description of ED itself. I've seen more rivalry between the color and colour articles on this site. :)
An attempt to claim to own æ or any other standard Unicode character? A little farfetched... one can't own outright individual letters of the alphabet that've been around since the times of Cæsar. --Carlb 06:17, 13 Aug 2005 (UTC)
I think they can claim their exact stylized logo, though we can just find the same font and reproduce it. Amusingly, their site appears to have no license at all, so it is unclear how they are publishing. --Sophia 20:25, 13 Aug 2005 (UTC)
When you look at our statistics page next to theirs, there's no comparison. We are better in every way. We are also actually funny. --Savethemooses 20:28, 13 Aug 2005 (UTC)
And hence the jealousy. --Rcmurphy KUN 21:42, 13 Aug 2005 (UTC)
/signed. I think it's self-esteem issues, pure and simple. Plus, they're a bunch of attention-deprived ATTN-WHORESOMGWTFPOWMIA911NevarForget That was mean. I meant to say, that it's stupid to poke fun at our google ad-age when it actually goes to running a site that gets exponentially more hits. OH! I WENT THERE. LOLZPPLGRANDPAISPROTECTEDATTHEBOTTOMOFTHESTAIRS--Flammable CUN 22:19, 13 Aug 2005 (UTC)

I am tempted to report our strange situation to slashdot/groklaw/boingboing. They usually get a kick out of DMCA abuses. However, I don't have legal counsel and don't know whether this is a good idea.--Sophia 20:30, 13 Aug 2005 (UTC)

We gotta stick it to the man --Nytrospawn 20:46, 13 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Ah HAH! So she is a man! Damn straight!--Flammable CUN 07:35, 14 Aug 2005 (UTC)

But in all reality, there is no copyright protection for a standard symbol. Its like me patenting the word "patent". I swear to you I never made a dime off of that --Nytrospawn 20:48, 13 Aug 2005 (UTC)


I'd expect Cæsar would have prior claim to the symbol (as well as to making a far better salad) but the template itself may well be VFD-worthy here were it treated in the same matter as the Uncyclo template there:

In any case, if the info she is actually trying to suppress is the realname/contact data, that's a matter of public record as part of the whois database... too bad, so sad, DMCA isn't going to make it go away:

Domain ID:D105616787-LROR
Domain Name:ENCYCLOPEDIADRAMATICA.ORG
Created On:22-Jan-2005 19:45:57 UTC
Last Updated On:24-Mar-2005 03:48:35 UTC
Expiration Date:22-Jan-2006 19:45:57 UTC
Sponsoring Registrar:Go Daddy Software, Inc. (R91-LROR)
Registrant ID:GODA-09766655
Registrant Name:Sherrod DeGrippo
Registrant Street1:1700 Queen Victoria St
Registrant Street2:201
Registrant City:Las Vegas
Registrant State/Province:Nevada
Registrant Postal Code:89144
Registrant Country:US
Registrant Phone:+1.4043884684
Registrant Email:encyclopediadramatica@girlvinyl.com

Might be worth checking out Wikipedia:Talk:Encyclopædia_Dramatica as attempts there to selectively remove factual info tend to get reverted, and additional questions (such as the lack of attribution for items on ED's site, such as the MediaWiki software itself) have been raised.--Carlb 22:12, 13 Aug 2005 (UTC)

I struck out a few entries above. Although it is publicly available information, we don't want to appear to be encouraging anyone to harass Sherrod --Marcos_Malo S7fc BOotS | Talk 22:31, 13 Aug 2005 (UTC)
What good would crossing it out do? The info is in the 'phone book, complete with a link to generate a map to whichever rock she's been hiding under? --Carlb 00:12, 14 Aug 2005 (UTC)
Carlb, does anyone call you Nike Head? Swooooosh! --Marcos_Malo S7fc BOotS | Talk 13:31, 14 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Now that is what I call generating good drama. That girl knows her sh*t what she is doing.--Sunsneezer 22:37, 13 Aug 2005 (UTC)

I AM BITING MY THUMB IN JOY True, but that doesn't make her it any less moronic. whacking fish.--Flammable CUN 22:41, 13 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Question to Soph Is the C&D from an actual attorney, or is it from Sherrod herself? Did it arrive as a certified letter in the mail or as an email? If from an attorney, did the attorney leave contact information, and did you contact the attorney to ascertain the veracity of all this? I'm thinking that Sherrod has our collective panties in a twist, and she is indeed engaging in her special ability, which is of course Drama. We should counter this with the methods that befit Uncyclopedia. And yes, Soph, you should send out notifications to Slashdot/Groklaw et al. concerning this "threat". If nothing more, it will make a nice little hoax and generate publicity. Also, in any case, you have a perfect legal right to publish the letter. It was sent to you unsolicited, it is newsworthy, and can be published under fair use. Lastly, if this was an e-mail from Sherrod, have you written her back, asking for Clarification, proof that she is indeed the copyright holder, and asking if you can speak with her attorney on this matter? You might remind her that impersonating an attorney is illegal [3]. --Marcos_Malo S7fc BOotS | Talk 23:19, 13 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Uhh, wow. I go away for a week and things like this happen? I say remove the offending image, or whatever, and put it behind us. And apologize if neccessary. --PantsMacKenzie 01:27, 14 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Absolutely not. We posted a picture OF HER that she published on her site, and her public logo which is clearly fair use. --Sophia 03:50, 14 Aug 2005 (UTC)

(added Carlb 17:41, 14 Aug 2005 (UTC)) The copyright status for the image currently in use in Wikipedia:Encyclopædia Dramatica is:

From http://girlvinyl.com/C9/index.htm
"C9 Las Vegas April 24-27 2003
Feel free to take these pictures if you'd like. Please make sure to give a link back to my site when you do though"
See also: http://web.archive.org/web/20030505170530/girlvinyl.com/C9/index.htm

Um, what is there to make as an apology? "We're sorry that you didn't like the free advertisement for your site that one of our editors inexplicably posted onto about three dozen of our articles, so we've pulled all of the offending ads and here's your $0.00 back... now don't let the door hit you on the way out." *rolleyes* Too funny. --Carlb 01:41, 14 Aug 2005 (UTC)

I never liked having ED links on Uncyc, since they're smaller and more nasty than funny. In any case, it is a good idea to send a message to Slashdot/boingboing. --stillwaters/Talk 01:43, 14 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Splenda me yarbles matey, what scandal! I think Marcos Malo has a good point though, in that the validity of the whole thing is rather questionable. --Spintherism 03:04, 14 Aug 2005 (UTC)

  • Just ignore ED. Who bothers? - Guest 04:27, 14 Aug 2005 (UTC)

An interesting note. While Uncyclopedia uses the Creative Commons License for its articles, Encyclopedia Dramatica has written on their legal disclaimer:

Each contributor of encyclopediadramatica.com holds full rights and responsibilities for materials they personally publish via this encyclopediadramatica.com web site. By use of this site, you accept and recognize this qualification and indemnify not only the owner of encyclopediadramatica.com but also all other contributors to encyclopediadramatica.com from any legal action.

Encyclopedia Dramatica is not an immature juvenile version of Uncyclopedia. It is organized around a different philosophical principle. As such, I propose we satirize it as much as we can and get as much fair use out of their “logo.” (We can make our own version and call it a logo for Encyclopedia Melodramatica just to be lazy about the legal stuff). The girlvinyl picture is not worth fighting for. --KP CUN 06:16, 14 Aug 2005 (UTC)

VFD the lot of it for all I care; if she wants free publicity for her site, she can look elsewhere for it. --Carlb 17:41, 14 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Sorry

I really didn't think a anyone running a site like ED would be such a wimp and for that I apolagise (it should be noted that I didn't upload the piccy of her/it/whatever, Also re their liscencing the "edit" page has this text at the bottom :" Please note that all contributions to Encyclopedia Dramatica are considered to be released under the GNU Free Documentation License (see Encyclopedia Dramatica:Copyrights for details).", givent that this appears to be a mediawiki text string that the owner can change it would appear that it's all released under that. --Sir Elvis KUN | Petition 12:08, 15 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Not sure what you're sorry for - as far as I can tell, you abided by all the existing copyright information, and behaved in a manner appropriate for both wikis. To the extent that if we wanted to push this in court, we probably could. Your mistake was assuming that they were as friendly, sane, and professional as we are here. This leads to my vote of striking all ED from our site - I'd rather not promote a bunch of assholes. We could have had a nice partnership, but we're not the ones who killed that. --Famine 13:52, 15 Aug 2005 (UTC)
Well seeing as I did it could we hold the court case in the UK, that would be fun :-)--Sir Elvis KUN | Petition 13:55, 15 Aug 2005 (UTC)
Upon the courts of Wimbledon, no doubt... --66.102.74.90 15:39, 15 Aug 2005 (UTC)
Nah that lawn tennis is a bit too new fangled for me proper tennis now thats more my style. --Sir Elvis KUN | Petition 15:45, 15 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Template replacement

Here is the new ED article template. Thanks to Elvis for fixing the linking.


DramaticQuestionMark
Someone, somewhere may or may not have an article about Village Dump/archive3.


Edgar Rice Burroughs

New article by me. Please read. I'd like feedback and contributions if anyone has the time. And by contributions, I mean both edits and cash donations. And by cash donations I mean sex. And by sex, I mean euthanasia by oral sex at Disneyland, the Happiest Place on Earth. --Marcos_Malo S7fc BOotS | Talk 13:31, 14 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Ethiopia

I recently rewrote the Ethiopia article. (That is, I sent the old article to Carousel where it could be “reborn” into the new article.) There were some ideas that I ended up not using but which some of you might want to use to add to the article. These are listed in Talk:Ethiopia. Feel free to use these ideas (or your own ideas) to make your own contribution to the article. --KP 20:43, 12 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Ice Cream Flavors Not in the Top 100

Please contribute to this article with your least (or most) favorite flavor that is not in the top 100 of flavors. If you are English, please respond with a flavour instead. Thanks! --Marcos_Malo S7fc BOotS | Talk 17:22, 11 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Thanks to those that are adding their favorite flavors (that are not in the top 100). I just added some more, as well as a notes section. --Marcos_Malo S7fc BOotS | Talk 13:33, 14 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Wilde Quotes

Would someone please give me step-by-step direction to add quotes to the Wilde Quote Repository? Thanks! --Marcos_Malo S7fc BOotS | Talk 01:25, 11 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Using my psycho powers, I knew you would request this, so I took the time to make up some instructions and placed them here. Enjoy! --Famine 13:37, 11 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Noob Question

How do you upload images?

I happen to upload images very well, thank you. You will upload images very well by talking to your computer in gentle but firm tones, eventually coaxing your computer to send the necessary electrons. Should this fail, you will need to resort to stronger disciplinary measures. Pull on the computer’s choke chain and push gently on the Upload file link listed below toolbox on the navigation bar to the left. Repeat as necessary until your computer learns the correct behavior. Reinforce the correct behavior by giving your computer a treat (such as a slice of Spam) each of the first few times your computer uploads an image properly. --KP 07:45, 11 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Comment
It also helps if you log in first. --192.168.0.100 (TalkContribs (del)Block (rem-lst-all)WhoisCityProxy?WP Edits) 18:00, 11 Aug 2005 (UTC)

New Article!

I wrote a new article. Please give me some feedback. I am not shamelessly promoting myself. Really. Anyway, here it is. Click here! Free IPod! --Cheeseboi 17:26, 10 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Promotion? No, don't see any BUY A TOASTER AND SIGN UP FOR OUR VIRTUAL CREDIT CARD AND WIN A FREE BANK!!! promotion here. By the way, I have this Template:Recent that I'm trying to sell, was used by a l'il old lady from Saskatoon to drive to the library and back... --Carlb 17:57, 11 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Patent Pending?

Anyone know if the word "Unformation" is patented? If it isnt then...$$$$ --Nytrospawn 14:01, 10 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Actually, information can be destroyed on a quantum level. For further information, see Quantum information can be negative, What do you know!, or Quantum information can be negative (popular description). The goal of Uncyclopedia should not be to destroy information. It should be to create information that is dangerous and that could lead to possible injury or death. An example of such information is contained in the article Recipe For Disaster. --KP 17:29, 10 Aug 2005 (UTC)

So....O_o? --Nytrospawn 23:03, 10 Aug 2005 (UTC)

If then... it's going to cost $$$.--Sunsneezer 23:07, 10 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Actually not. Money is quantized, just like electromagnetism and angular momentum. The basic quantum of money is the currençon, which like all matter-energy exhibits particle-wave duality. As long as you don’t look, the currençons flowing through Uncyclopedia will exist in an uncollapsed probabilistic state. As soon as you try to determine a currençon’s position, the probability wave will collapse into either profit or loss. Thus, we have the following sequence:

  1. Observation.
  2.  ???
  3. Profit.

How a currençonic wave collapses into profit is not known with our present day knowledge of quantum economics. --KP 05:47, 11 Aug 2005 (UTC)
Quantum Economics eh? Sounds like a good idea for an article --Nytrospawn 16:13, 11 Aug 2005 (UTC)

I’ll start working on the Quantum Economics article. I just completed writing an extensive article on Ethiopia. I will now start doing research on quantum economics. Any suggestions would be appreciated. --KP 22:58, 11 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Quantum Economics is now live and kicking on the Uncyclopedia. Enjoy and feel free to edit the hell out of it. --KP 23:20, 12 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Unused image gallery

Over at vfd, people are trying to clear away Uncyclopedia's unused images. Right now, it looks like they're going to find homes for some of the articles, and then huff the rest away. There were 278 unused images, some duplicates of other images, others look like they could be very useful. If not for an article that exists now, then for an article someone might write later.
Is it possible to create a gallery for unused images similar to Special:Newimages? It could serve as a nice little library for people who're looking for a spare picture for their article. And in the long run, it'd probably be easier for the admins than deleting a few hundred images every couple of months.

Here's the gallery of unused images: Uncyclopedia:Pages_for_deletion/unusedimages. Though it's not automatically generated like Special:Newimages. --IMBJR 09:40, 10 Aug 2005 (UTC)
Sorry, I guess I should have worded it more carefully. I know about that page. I was talking about, as you said, an automatically generated gallery. Otherwise you might have to make a new Uncyclopedia:Pages_for_deletion/unusedimages every few months.
Not a question of generating this anew "every few months"; Special:Unusedimages tells exactly what's missing from Uncyclopedia:Pages_for_deletion/unusedimages (and only lists what's missing - and just the special unused images, not the boring ordinary ones). Those few thumbnails can then be inserted into the unused image gallery at any time without regenerating the entire page. Not that it couldn't be automated (by using some sort of pywikibot robot script) but are there enough newly-orphaned images to require automation?
Cleaning out completed entries (thumbnail removal once images are reused or deleted, archiving or removing discussion for completed items) may actually be more of an issue than adding new entries in terms of amount of effort needed. --Carlb 13:54, 10 Aug 2005 (UTC)
Assuming that all that's needed is a minor change to the Newimages code, that effort goes away.
It's not just about effort, though. If a homed image ever becomes homeless again, you'd never know. It would already have a home on the Uncyclopedia:Pages_for_deletion/unusedimages page. Further, it'd be a lot friendlier to users who just want to take the pic and leave without having to fill an additional comment to say it's been removed. Instead of going through the massive task of finding new homes for all these images, other users could pick them off over time. They might even write articles with them in mind. The automated gallry would probably also be more compact in layout.
From what I've seen, that you've both been doing a fantastic job homing images. But I'm sure there's a lot of other crap you have to handle without having to put so much time into this. Especially if a minor script modification's the answer.--220.238.29.245 17:46, 10 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Unused image gallery - A Problem

If someone links to an Uncyclopedia image using the form:

[[http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/Image:xxxxxx.yyy]]

then Special:Unusedimages will not list it as used, as it technically is not used, merely linked to. This is a bit of a bugger, as we may end up throttling images that are linked to.

For an example, see User_talk:Paulgb and look for a link to Image:Tomba!.JPG. The image's page has been amended to warn ppl that the image is in fact used.

The same problem seems to occur if the image is linked to using the : prefix technique too.

Hugs and sloppy-seconds, IMBJR

Astrology-topic articles

August 9, 2005 Wrom: UFPEGAU

I was looking up astrology-topic articles on astrology on Uncyclopedia this week. I found a cool, relatively well-done general article on astrology located at Signs_of_the_Zodiac. In my humble view, that article should be the main article on Astrology; and in fact, I'd like to re-work and expand it.

Unfortunately, there is a stub-like article on Ronald Reagan astrology with the article title Astrology that's taking up the main heading of [Astrology], thereby preventing [Signs_of_the_Zodiac] from being the main article entitled [Astrology].

As an interested Uncyclopedian, what I would ask is if the Administrators could please do the following for me on behalf of future readers on Uncyclopedia:

(1) Please delete the present Astrology article or re-name that article as something like [Reagan Astrology].

(2) Then, with the [Astrology] space having been freed up, re-name the Signs_of_the_Zodiac as [Astrology]. I can add then add a See Also link to the [Reagan Astrology] article.

If you have any other suggestions, I'm open to them.

Thanks.

- Ogopogo

IT HAS BEEN DONE /Godophone. So yeah. Make the necessary adjustments. In retrospect. I should have named it Reagastrology, but I 'll fix that latarz... --Flammable CUN 22:21, 9 Aug 2005 (UTC)

From Ogopogo: Thanks, Godophone. I've made some quick updates to the article now, and will make other changes as I go along. Thanks again.

Abe Simpson Penny

Abecoin
updated penny render -suggestions to Sunsneezer

I did this for the Penny article, motivated by the Abe Simpson Article. Couldn't think of anything to replace the LIBERTY and IN GOD WE TRUST bits. I'd like to get suggestions. --Sunsneezer 04:21, 9 Aug 2005 (UTC)

"A noble spirit embiggens the smallest man"? --Chrico 15:48, 9 Aug 2005 (UTC)
That makes almost too much sense. But I don't necessarily want something Simpsons-related. Also it's a bit wordy. But thanks.--Sunsneezer 20:56, 9 Aug 2005 (UTC)
I visited the page simpsons page you linked and found this one: "To succeed despite idiocy" which is the definition of pulling a Homer. Is it too offensive perfect?--Sunsneezer 21:01, 9 Aug 2005 (UTC)
It is almost too perfect. In fact, I can think of nothing which is a fitting replacement for "In god we trust" more than that line. That is freekin amazing. Use it. --Famine 23:04, 9 Aug 2005 (UTC)
Fine! What about "LIBERTY"? any word suggestion?--Sunsneezer 23:31, 9 Aug 2005 (UTC)
How about BACON. Yeah, I know you want to avoid more simpsonalia, but it would certainly fit. --Marcos_Malo S7fc | Talk 23:36, 9 Aug 2005 (UTC)
Indeed. Bacon it will be if nothing else shows up.--Sunsneezer 23:44, 9 Aug 2005 (UTC)
Updated. So what do you think? Any suggestion for the flipside?--Sunsneezer 02:15, 10 Aug 2005 (UTC)
I must say that is really cool--Sir Elvis KUN | Petition 10:00, 10 Aug 2005 (UTC)
Mmmmmmmm. Bacon! --Marcos_Malo S7fc BOotS | Talk 12:21, 10 Aug 2005 (UTC)
The Flip Side? Uncyclopedia Potatoe, of course. At the top the words "In Lies we Trust", below the potato the coin's denomination of "non cents", and at the bottom the word "Uncyclopedia". --Famine 13:43, 10 Aug 2005 (UTC)
Good obverse, but it needs a tiny S to indicate it was minted in Springfield. The reverse should have a burning tire in front of two nuke-plant silos (I'm looking at a dime for inspiration). Instead of "E Pluribus Unum" you could have "E Plumbum Cenum" -> "From Lead, Dinner". Mmmmmmmm, lead bacon. --Monthenor 17:49, 10 Aug 2005 (UTC)
Didn't Abe play lead bacon in a boy band back in Ought Dickety? I believe it was called Barbershop Boys, and they used to go around with onions in their belts, which was the style at the time. --Marcos_Malo S7fc BOotS | Talk 18:16, 10 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Stupid questions

I realise that this is a stupid question, and I also realise that prefacing a question with "I know this is a stupid question" is also a really stupid thing to do (this could go on), but... Is there any way I can claim entries as my own? I forgot to sign in last time I wrote one and now it's just assigned to my IP address. Or would any option of this sort lead to people being claim any old entry? If so can I please have the two cows one

Andymarr

Personally, I dont't really "claim" articles, as the good ones constantly evolve. If you really, desperately need to claim your articles, make sure you are logged in when you edit, and click here. If you are just an anon-ip, we hate you, so it doesn't really matter. Again, I'm ok with my penis size, so I don't feel the need to lay claim to vast swathes of articles due to lack of self importance. Of course, I've probably just horribly insulted a couple of admins, but seriously, you should see them in the shower! Er, not that I have, of course, but one hears stories...you know, if you hang around the Dump long enough... --Famine 02:22, 9 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Jack Tompson

Us guys in the US of Amerigo heard of this Jack Tompson fellow, he is dead set on destroying video gameing. Anyways heres a link to what seems like his brain melting as you watch.[[4]]--Nytrospawn 15:55, 8 Aug 2005 (UTC)
PS. I dont like Jack Tompson because he missed a crucial point in gameing,which is that people are inherently retarded. --Nytrospawn 15:55, 8 Aug 2005 (UTC)

10000th Article

I'm laying claim to this. Crown me Queen of Uncyclopedia. Erm, I meant King, yes, King of Uncyclopedia. --IMBJR 12:58, 8 Aug 2005 (UTC)

You have a challenger: Stick. --Rcmurphy KUN 15:17, 8 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Actually we're below 10,000 again, so you guys both get another chance. Keep it clean. --Rcmurphy KUN 15:19, 8 Aug 2005 (UTC)

I know. I did so much deleting today, I knocked my own contender out. --IMBJR 15:27, 8 Aug 2005 (UTC)

This is my last entry today. Realy.

Will Uncyclopedia:Forum have to get deleted? I think it could be pretty funny. --Cowation 07:25, 8 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Dammit! I have the worst timing on Earth. Just last night I was putting the finishing touches on a (long) "Forum" article on my Talk Page. I was planning on finishing it up and uploading it today, but apparently some rebellious chat page is squatting there. Don't you think you could move this revolution somewhere else? Like, say, to the anti-uncyclopedia-moving-the-chat-page anarchist's headquarters to discuss all things Uncyclopedia related page? Pretty please? --Jordanus 00:39, 9 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Forum has been moved to Uncyclopedia:Forum, Jordanus's forum page is up. However, I'm taking it down if he doesn't learn how to sign his posts. --Famine 02:09, 9 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Could you please put this in the community portal and give us anti-uncyclopedia-moving-the-chat-page anarchists a fair chance?--Cowation 05:15, 9 Aug 2005 (UTC) (Jaques)

No. I refuse to do such a thing. In fact, I have banned users of the Uncyclopedia:Forum and deleted the page. Long Live the Dump!!! Down with the Forum!!! --Famine 14:07, 9 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Some ideas I had

How about Uncyclopedia: Bad Jokes and Other Deleted Nonsense. What would we do with it?

We've got Uncyclopedia:True Facts and Other Deleted Prose instead. --Sir Elvis KUN | Petition 12:56, 7 Aug 2005 (UTC)
What about the stuff that is so bad it's good, though? Stuff that isn't good enough to constitute a complete article, but is still funny (in its own strange and demented way) nonetheless? I'm thinking articles like Two men walk into a bar here. --Chrico 17:36, 7 Aug 2005 (UTC)
Excactly Chrico. There could be categories for popsicle stick-caliber jokes, and vomit jokes, and all sorts of dumb humor.--Cowation 02:37, 8 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Or Uncyclopedia: reference desk, which could be funny with sufficient use --Cowation 09:14, 7 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Are you sure that shouldn't be Uncyclopedia:Short bus? Actually, there are various outlets or dumping grounds for one-liners; gather a bunch of related ones into an article such as car manufacturers, create Undictionary daffynitions, making up Oscar Wilde quotes, whatever. With the Two men walk into a bar stuff, perhaps create list of drunken jokes and put all related jokes (about alcoholism, bars and the like) there to consolidate enough for an article? --Carlb 02:51, 8 Aug 2005 (UTC)
Fine Carlb. You're smarter than me again. --Cowation 04:24, 8 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Dynamic Page List's

Any chance of getting m:DynamicPageList and [[m:Help:Inputbox]installed? It'll looks like it'll be really useful for UnNews and OScar quotes etc. --Sir Elvis KUN | Petition 23:16, 5 Aug 2005 (UTC)

UnQuote?

Maybe? --Savethemooses 15:19, 5 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Nonsensepedia Template

Template:Nonsensepedia I'm having a bit of déjà vu writing this, but any previous attempts that I may have made seem to have left no trace. I made a template referring to the encyclopedic travesty of travesties that is Nonsensepedia, and thought it would be best to consult will of the people before spamming the 4 or 5 innocent articles that happen to have Nonsensepedic doppelgängers.

Go for it! --Sir Elvis KUN | Talk 08:02, 2 Aug 2005 (UTC)
I guess you're enough of the people for my purposes. --Spintherism 22:35, 2 Aug 2005 (UTC)




Proposal for Adminship

User:Codeine

Nominated Been here over a month, written new articles (that havn't been imediately huffed), dosn't just edit a small select number of articles (like only ones that are about a single country), stirling work on Ban Patrol, reverting spam and vandlaism, etc. More importantly stupid enough to ask for it--Elvis 12:47, 30 Jul 2005 (UTC)

Forcodeine (TalkContribs (del)EditcountBlock (rem-lst-all)LogsGroups) but isn't the opinion of two psychiatrists normally required when making someone an admin? ;) --Carlb 14:43, 30 Jul 2005 (UTC)

I need a nap, but Codeine would be a kickass addition to the SUPA PHAT HONKY ADMIN RACER SQUAD.--Flammable 15:07, 30 Jul 2005 (UTC)

Whatevah I don't know who that is, but that might be because I've been doing nothing significant on this site for about a month! --Savethemooses 18:34, 30 Jul 2005 (UTC)

Good enough I think Codine will find the "rollback" button far easier than his normal cut&paste method of fixing vandalizm, of which he has fixed lots. And Flammable - I liked your edits here. T'was performance art at its finest. ;) --Famine 19:15, 30 Jul 2005 (UTC)

He's the cure No, not Robert Smith et al, but he is the cure. --IMBJR 11:57, 2 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Thank you, thank you all. If elected, my first act will be to replace every page with porn spam, edit the front page to read "Welcome to Uncyclopedia, where Codeine is your God" and block every other user. Oh, and to blank Romania, Latvia and Runescape, natch. -- Codeine 16:38, 2 Aug 2005 (UTC)
If you remember to blank Jesus and Estonia too, you will be my hero. --Famine 00:02, 4 Aug 2005 (UTC)

I just realized that this user still hasn't been sysopped. Are you still here? --stillwaters/Talk 21:31, 14 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Codeine's userpage says he's in Croatia until 20 August. --Rcmurphy KUN 21:49, 14 Aug 2005 (UTC)
Since you are back, you have been assimilated. Resistance is fertile. --stillwaters/Talk 04:31, 21 Aug 2005 (UTC)
One of us! One of us! Hehehehehehehe!!!!--Flammable CUN 04:49, 21 Aug 2005 (UTC)
This is...*sniff*.. such a *sob* great honour, I'd just like to thank God, my mother and father, my sisters, my brothers, my grandparents, my cousins, my aunts and uncles, my agent, my lawyer, my parole officer, the guy in the 24-hour petrol station down the road, Bill Gates, Oprah and Jeffery Dahmer for making this possible. -- Codeine 20:25, 21 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Exciting new changes for old, not quite so funny articles that are now funnier

Is there a place I that I could note that pages up for feature such as The Most Quotable Smackdown of All Time have now undergone exciting new changes and those who passed it up for nomination the first time should take another look?--Cowation 03:51, 7 Aug 2005 (UTC)

The VFH entry, some people put them on RecentChanges with (updated) after them athough I'm not sure what the mood of the metting is on doing this. --Sir Elvis KUN | Petition 12:57, 7 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Could you click these links?

Here are some goodish pages I wrote. I need publicity.

Ego

Kenny Kuhn Klan (South Park)

Military

Thanks. If you want to see other (crappish) pages, check out my user page. --Cheeseboi 01:40, 6 Aug 2005 (UTC)

... Do I win a FREE IPOD? --Spintherism 01:57, 7 Aug 2005 (UTC)
FREE SONY VAIO!!!! --FREE_OFFERS! 02:25, 7 Aug 2005 (UTC)
FREE VIAGRA!!!!!!!! --FREE_OFFERS! 02:25, 7 Aug 2005 (UTC)
FREE PUPPIES!!!!!!!!!! --FREE_OFFERS! 02:25, 7 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Uncyc on MetaFilter Once Again

Here is the second time Uncyc has been on MeFi. --Darkdan 13:48, 5 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Wow, there were 250 thousand hits on that dupe day. --199.172.169.17 17:12, 8 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Super Power: Black Storm

Due to my posting of FSM and its featuring on the original site, we've hit a wave of new posters from locations unknown. Please be warned.--Flammable CUN 00:58, 5 Aug 2005 (UTC)

That's it. It's all over. --Rcmurphy CUN 01:17, 5 Aug 2005 (UTC)
I'm sorry. it's time for me to commit suicide. Shall I meet you all by the beer volcano?--Flammable CUN 01:18, 5 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Oh, but congrats on the recognition, of course. Next up: Slashdot... --Rcmurphy CUN 01:27, 5 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Hooray! I have been redeemed! The Admin Parade of redemption has begun!--Flammable CUN 04:56, 5 Aug 2005 (UTC)

The Order

Order of Uncyclopedia is a brilliant idea. I just have one question: since I created the Writer of the Month award, shouldn't I technically be a Duke or something? Ooh, or maybe an Archduke! --Savethemooses 23:54, 4 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Oh god not Uncyclopedia peerages as well! --Sir Elvis KUN | Petition 08:13, 5 Aug 2005 (UTC)

So I wrote a new article

World War I (video game). 1st one since Kool Aid. I don't know whether I should add some wiki stuff at the beginning, whether it's fine how it is or (most likely) whether it sucks either way. Any thoughts? --Savethemooses 16:12, 4 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Maybe wikify the player names to the respective country articles? (should just be a find and replace) --Sir Elvis KUN | Petition 16:21, 4 Aug 2005 (UTC)

I believe reading that just validated about 3 months of history classes. I would love to see something about the Treaty of Versailles though, leading up to the sequel, perhaps. --Spintherism 18:37, 4 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Has it really only gotten 9 hits? or is something wrong with the database? --Savethemooses 23:09, 4 Aug 2005 (UTC)

That thing's amazing! I kiss you! TheJames 00:33, 5 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Todo: delete a bizillion articles

The block compressed revisions bug seems to be fixed. Who wants to be the one to delete all these articles? I will get to some of it when I have more time. Is there any way to delete a bunch of pages depending on certain things? --Paulgb Talk 02:46, 4 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Arnulfo's all yours, Famine. Kill it now! Before it can attack again!--Flammable 02:50, 4 Aug 2005 (UTC)

I just did June, Who's splitting May?--Flammable 02:57, 4 Aug 2005 (UTC)
Hm. May's kind of big, but I'll get it started. --Rcmurphy CUN 03:07, 4 Aug 2005 (UTC)
Hence, Del splitto. You should proabably leave the rest for someone(s) else(s)--Flammable 03:10, 4 Aug 2005 (UTC)
You truly are an ironman of deletion. I'd make you an award, but I cant find any useful RCR anigifs.--Flammable 03:19, 4 Aug 2005 (UTC)
I believe I just achieved a deletion rate of 7.8 pages per minute. Bow down. --Rcmurphy CUN 03:21, 4 Aug 2005 (UTC)
Wow, you guys cleared the page pretty fast. I finished off the ones that were redirected but not noted on the page. I added the archive template to the page, but it could be deleted because I can't think of any purpose for it. --Paulgb Talk 14:08, 4 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Damn, all my hopes for the deletion trophy are dashed....Wait - I was huffing orphans awhile ago, and a bunch couldn't be deleted so I let them live....humm.... --Famine 20:05, 4 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Special:Uncategorizedpages is usually a heap of mostly garbage with a random few good articles or stubs added to the mix. Plenty there that's QVFD-worthy, if you don't mind going through several hundred mediocre articles to pick out the worst ones.--Carlb 20:46, 4 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Well now...

It's been a few months since I've been here last. I came back, and claimed my place as Teh mispelling edtor. Anyway, it seems that thins have changed greatly and more and more people has joined the Uncyclopedia. I just wonder whether anyone even remembers who am I. :D

There still are things that look very cozy and homelike. Izvalito, for example. He's still writing annoying stuff as usual. And the misspellings. It almost seems that no one but myself is interested in fixing them.

I think it's good that I'm back.

-MZL 20:17, 2 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Humm....I can see sparks flying between you and Hymie the SpelChek™ bot. I just hope that this doesn't start a flame war or something... And welcome back, btw. --Famine 22:23, 2 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Oh, and btw, all chat like this is supposed to be done at the Villiage Dump. ;) --Famine 22:24, 2 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Welcome back, I remember you from the old days. --Sir Rcmurphy CUN 15:26, 3 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Well, I moved this to Village Dump then. It's good that even someone still remembers me. :D -MZL 16:07, 3 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Hey, you missed my Second Coming of Sophia. --Sophia 23:26, 3 Aug 2005 (UTC)

I remember the useless late night irc discussions. I don't hang around here much anymore though, can't think of anything funny. Theres some great new stuff here though. --Paulgb Talk 02:07, 4 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Do me a favor...

Go to the Hexadecimal article after you read this. See that long string of nonsense? Highlight it and copy it. Then clicky the link.[5] Yay, a hexadecimal converter. Now, making sure the radio button is set for escaped bytes, paste the nonsense into the box on right. Click the Decode button, and--voila!--a literary masterpiece I wrote. (Talk about overstatement.) Please? --Cheeseboi 14:32, 3 Aug 2005 (UTC) [Note: I linkified Hexadecimal - nothing big but I assume its polite to mention when you change somthing someone else said] --Paulgb Talk 02:08, 4 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Actually, you don't need that tool to read the article. A technique patented in 1337 allows that mess to be copied and pasted into the address bar at the top of your web browser, where it seems to be treated in the same manner as the corresponding plaintext. --Carlb 17:02, 3 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Argument

Does anyone want to have a big argument? It has to adhere to these rules, or otherwise the admins might get very angry.

Rules:

1. Please keep the argument on the village dump page, so nothing gets vandalized.

2. Try not to offend anybody more than you have to, or I will have to summon the admins.

3. In addition to rule 1, don't vandalize the village dump.

4. Stay on topic. If we're arguing whether kitten huffing is cruel to kittens, don't comment about how you like squishy blobs.

Adhere to those rules, and let us start the argument. --Cheeseboi 16:07, 1 Aug 2005 (UTC)

No god dammit I don't!! --Sir Elvis KUN | Talk 17:02, 1 Aug 2005 (UTC)
No way, you idiot. I'm banning you. --Sophia 23:35, 3 Aug 2005 (UTC)
Banning Sir Elvis would be like banning the Root - it would cause uncyclopedia to fall into ruin. Overruled. --Famine 00:01, 4 Aug 2005 (UTC)

What a fucking ridiculous idea. Let me tell you something, mate, it'll be a cold day in hell before I.... oh. Oops. -- Codeine 17:41, 1 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Well, yeah! You know what? If this argument were about squishy blobs, I'd be able to say something witty. I like squishy blobs!!!--Flammable 18:27, 1 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Squishy blobs are teh r0xx0r.--blargh 07:48, 9 Aug 2005 (UTC)

YOUR GAY!! wanna go 2 teh pr0m? --Nytrospawn

UnNews!

UnNews Eye Logo
UnNews logo
Unnewslogo
UnNews Today Logo

Have a look at this new Uncyclopedia edition I started. I'd appreciate some help... General Specific 16:59, 1 Aug 2005 (UTC)


I made this logo for it, but I can't find a good place for it on the main page. --Rcmurphy 18:04, 1 Aug 2005 (UTC)

D'oh! I made a logo as well... General Specific 18:42, 1 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Funny how we both used the WikiNews logo but in completely different ways. How did you get the blown-out edges of your globe so perfect? --Rcmurphy 22:00, 1 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Can I suggest a spoof based around The Day Today Logo it would certainly pay homage to it.--Sir Elvis KUN | Talk 22:21, 1 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Well, it's not very sleek... --Rcmurphy 00:51, 2 Aug 2005 (UTC)
Yer really needs insane animation that goes on just a bit to long to really work, don't worry about it guess it dosn't work static. Cheers for trying --Sir Elvis KUN | Talk 01:11, 2 Aug 2005 (UTC)
I like! --Sophia 23:28, 3 Aug 2005 (UTC)

MediaWatch!

Since we're so famous, I thought it would be nice to have a template and category for articles that have been featured in newspapers and stuff. Here's a template I made:

UnNews Logo Newspaper
This article was mentioned in {{{1}}}, further diminishing what little credibility the media had left.

I can't figure out how to make 2 an external link thingy, so if anybody can fix that that would be great.

You like? --Savethemooses 16:49, 1 Aug 2005 (UTC)

I like :) And I fixed the template for yous. Hooloovoo 16:56, 1 Aug 2005 (UTC)
UnNews Logo Newspaper
This article was mentioned in BBC, further diminishing what little credibility the media had left. You can read all about it here
Usage: {{Mediawatch|BBC|http://bbc.co.uk}} Hooloovoo 16:57, 1 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Fantastic idea. I'm glad I projected that one out to those with more ambition than me... --Famine 21:36, 1 Aug 2005 (UTC)

I reworded the template a little, and broke the text into one more line. I resisted changing the god-awful pinkness which this site seems to love. The stub and this template both make me shudder. --Famine 02:43, 2 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Power structure

It'd be nice if someone could finish/rewrite these articles. They could have some real potential if they actually existed.

You can add the individual articles to the requested pages page. Its at the bottom of the main page--Nytrospawn 00:42, 1 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Really Really Really Good

Anyone really good at drawing? I wanna ask for a special request --Nytrospawn 14:57, 31 Jul 2005 (UTC)

One of our members at STO.net is, Kinneas. He does a weekly comic. I'm not sure if this is the sort of thing you're looking for? But if it is I'll be happy to run it by him. Hooloovoo 16:17, 31 Jul 2005 (UTC)
If you ask for your perverted Autobot fetishes, I will indeed need to kill you. --Sophia 21:31, 31 Jul 2005 (UTC)
Hey, didnt think of that...I mean...I was thinking of haveing an Uncyclopedia admin poster of all of us as anime super heros. But that other thing...hmmmm....--Nytrospawn 00:41, 1 Aug 2005 (UTC)

New system for handling stubs

We have far, far, far too many stub templates. Now we can have like four.

Basically, I've made 2 standardized templates for custom stubs to replace the gajillions of standalone templates we have now.

The relevant pages:

I have to say I know people have put a lot of work into this but I really don't see the problem with having loads of stubs, I can see that having a random one for generic stubs is fun, but see no reasons to get rid of ones for a particlar area like politics.--Elvis 04:14, 31 Jul 2005 (UTC)
Well, it's not getting rid of them. It's just standardizing the way they are created to ease database load. --General Specific 04:19, 31 Jul 2005 (UTC)
Woho there I'm all for saving unesecary cycles but this getting to diminishing returns, anyway, I've put them on VFD as it's probably the most appropriate place to continue this discussion. --Elvis 04:25, 31 Jul 2005 (UTC)

Monobook modification

Can some administratoru edit the MediaWiki:Monobook.css page to add:
____________text below this line_____________


/*  this is to make [[Template:Ref]] appear without the external link arrow */
.plainlinksneverexpand {
  background: none ! important;
  padding: 0 ! important;
}

.plainlinksneverexpand .urlexpansion {
  display : none ! important;
}

/* Make sure that ext links displayed within "plainlinksneverexpand" don't get
   the arrow...
*/
#bodyContent .plainlinksneverexpand a {
   background: none !important;
   padding: 0 !important
}

__________________text above this line______________________
This is needed to make the {{ref}} and {{note}} templates correct. --JWSchmidt 05:13, 29 Jul 2005 (UTC)

I don't really mind the little arrow next to external links. If we implement this, I just know we're going to be cleaning up a lot external links that look just internal ones. We'd get about a million articles a day where people randomly change internal links to goatse, and then ppl will click it because there's no arrow. In short: it's a bad idea imho.--TheLibrarian 06:58, 29 Jul 2005 (UTC)
Why exactly doesn't the "plainlinks" class fit your needs? I tried changing "plainlinksneverexpand" to "plainlinks" in Template:Ref, and it seems to work fine. --Algorithm 08:47, 29 Jul 2005 (UTC)
Denied, for reasons above. --Sophia 00:40, 30 Jul 2005 (UTC)
Thanks, Algorithm. You fixed it. --JWSchmidt 00:59, 30 Jul 2005 (UTC)

Idiot User

I'm not talking about me (smartass), I'm talking about 24.158.32.187 (TalkContribs (del)Block (rem-lst-all)WhoisCityProxy?WP Edits). This guy seems to be creating a lot of new articles with just one (barely one) line of text. Now what is a young strappin' fella like me supposed to do whith that?--TheLibrarian 23:57, 28 Jul 2005 (UTC)

Leave a message on his talk page (perhaps point him to Undictonary and/or Uncyclopedia:Uncyclopedia is not a dictionary) in the first instance (and try to persuade him to get an account) if he keeps doing it ask an admin to threaten him with the ban stick, if that still dson't work then request the admin actual bans him would be my course of action.--Elvis 07:50, 29 Jul 2005 (UTC)
Tell him to follow this link, where he'll find tons of links to hilarious articles. Maybe it will inspire his muse. --Savethemooses 20:09, 29 Jul 2005 (UTC)

This quarter's media roundup

uncyclopedia.wikia.com - Sticking with the theme of useless information comes Uncyclopedia, "The free encyclopedia of politically incorrect non-information." A recent article covered the Teletubbies "also known as the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, and how they led Notre Dame to two football National Championships between 1920 and 1924. The four were all dominant figures in their respective positions in the backfield, crushing each opponent mightily."

There was also a brief on Wal-Mart profits dropping because "bitchy rude cashiers and cocky greeters who act like they're going to make eye contact then suddenly look away and start talking to the cart boy have cut into spring sales and warned that results for the current quarter would miss Wall Street forecasts."

Now that's scary. — Halifax Daily News (May 19, 2005)

READER Robert Tedford points us towards Uncyclopedia, a website of encyclopedia-style articles sent in by contributors, which tells us under the entry for Scotland - "Scotland is to England (aka Britain) what Canada is to the US.

It is as the appendix is to the human body - not strictly necessary but can get inf lamed, causing severe irritation." Quite. — Glasgow Herald (July 19, 2005)

Does Moose dominate over the examples cited -- once again?

AmbassadorofWikipedia 19:36, 29 Jul 2005 (UTC)

Once again. This is truth. People from Halifax to Kalamazoo praise my name. OOO ah ah ah OOO ah ah ah! --Savethemooses 20:07, 29 Jul 2005 (UTC)
Woah, I live in Halifax and read that paper. How did you find the article? Is it online anywhere? And yes Savethemosses, we do prase your name. Were you not aware of the Annual Savethemooses Parade? --Paulgb Talk 02:20, 4 Aug 2005 (UTC)


Oh, awesome! Do I get to be on a giant float, eh? --Savethemooses 02:43, 7 Aug 2005 (UTC)
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