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Approved movages?

Nerd42 (TalkContribs (del)EditcountBlock (rem-lst-all)LogsGroups) seems tobe moving pages around. Is this approved or not?--Sir Flammable KUN 21:07, 22 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Page moving is OK if it's necessary to improve the aricle; I've even moved pages myself before (Air Bag --> Airbag, Every Child Left Behind Legislation --> Every Child Left Behind Act, BS --> Bullshit, etc). Some of Nerd's movages seem to be for that reason (i.e. H2G2 --> H²G²). However I don't think most of Nerd42's page movements are warranted. They're more like editorial statements, like moving Republican to Republicrat. And moving Democommunist Party to Demacommunist Party? Now that's just silly. I vote the political articles get moved back unless there's a good reason to keep them that way. --Jordanus 00:30, 24 Sep 2005 (UTC)
PS: I just realized that Democommunist Party was originally just plain-old Democratic Party. That's a pretty bold statement. Does anyone care? Are the humor values of these movages high enough to balance the political insultation factors? Hold on while I get my Comedy Calculator... --Jordanus 00:30, 24 Sep 2005 (UTC)
I think that counts as cliched "redirect" humor and adds nothing, really.--Sir Flammable KUN 22:23, 22 Sep 2005 (UTC)
Undoinate, also, his double redirects make Giant Jesus masturbate. --Splaka 22:24, 22 Sep 2005 (UTC)
I've had to ban him for 3 days for reverting a revert on Chrono Trigger. Please amend my judgement if it's considered a tad brutal. However, I've done this because I am wary of the tone of Nerd42's edits. They lean towards censorship. For example, look at Image talk:Sin sucka.jpg. Though in their defense, there is Talk:Chrono_Trigger, but the edit history on Chromo Trigger (http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/index.php?title=Chrono_Trigger&action=history) suggests a prudish mind at work. --Gay2.gifIMBJRGay2.gif 19:37, 23 Sep 2005 (UTC)
Excessive. 24 hours, not three days for this kind of thing. Vandalism is like 7 days. Warning first before ban. --Chronarion 20:25, 23 Sep 2005 (UTC)

I hadn't seen this thread before I unblocked Nerd42. It seemed very unfair for IMBJR to be blocking him when he was the one in the edit dispute, especially since the issue had not been discussed on the Chrono Trigger talk page. This seems to me like a difference of opinion in whether the edit is funny, and not a case of vandalism. I don't know about the page moves, but perhaps someone could explain to Nerd42 that he shouldn't do it rather than just blocking him? Don't bite the newbies. :) Angela 20:42, 23 Sep 2005 (UTC)

I think I misjudged that one. Sorry. --Gay2.gifIMBJRGay2.gif 20:47, 23 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Hadn't seen this conversation b4. You know, I think I have a different kind of humor than many people on the Interweb. I thought it'd be funny at the time to rename the Republican party as the Republicrat party and the Demacrat party as the Demacommunist party at the same time and then kinda have both of them be like in some kind of intergalactic war like Jedi and Sith but never actually managed to implement the idea ... but anyways I've kind of changed my mind about alot of stuff and now I think that overly political humor on uncyclopedia is Satan incarnate. See Template:Liberal that I created and the other one I'm merely in support of: Template:Conservative. Yeah, bias is becoming a substitute for humor more and mroe around here, and from now on I want to try to be part of the solution instead of part of the problem.

There is a neutral point of view even in humor, which can exist even within opinion, and that is "Make fun, not debate." An uncyclopedia article should not be written to change anyone's mind about anything at all ever, and being offensive to other people's religions is not a substitute for making fun of religious figures. The Jesus series is a good example of what I'm talking about. Really, there only needs to be one Jesus page, just like there's one Oscar Wilde page, and one God page, don't you think? --Nerd42 02:21, 24 Oct 2005 (UTC)

Editing Problems

Is it just me (probably so)? Sometimes when I hit "Save Page", I get the same result as "Show Preview". Once that happens, "Save Page" never works until I start editing again from scratch. That's what I just now had to do to post this note. Wierd. I also may or may not be having problems with my brand-new sig template, but that's even more likely to be just me, or not (it seems to work now for no good reason). -- Sir BobBobBob ! S ? [rox!|sux!] Prince%21.gif 11:48, 20 Sep 2005 (EDT)

I'm having that problem too. I've stubbing and deleting pages and it's been problematic--Sir Flammable KUN 11:54, 20 Sep 2005 (EDT)

I had this problem last night. Also it won't let me revert to the proper logo - I get a "cannot rename" error: Could not rename file "/home/wikicities/cities/uncyclopedia/images/b/bc/Wiki.png" to "/home/wikicities/cities/uncyclopedia/images/archive/b/bc/20050920163402!Wiki.png". So I guess we're stuck with a pirate potato until someone figures it out. --—rc (t) 12:34, 20 Sep 2005 (EDT)

I'm having the same issue, sporadically. Including in this post. Haven't lost anything major though. --Bouahat 16:48, 20 Sep 2005 (UTC)

I too am experiencing erection ... ahem. I too am experiencing problems. I have to deal with the delete confirmation page numerous times before it takes. --Gay2.gifIMBJRGay2.gif 18:15, 20 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Um, thanks, Mr. TMI. Anyway, I just made a sizable edit to Hurricane Katrina, breaking up the "In case of emergency" section into helpful subsections. My edit shows up in History, but not on the page (even after refreshing and even pulling the page up in Lynx). Meanwhile, I just noticed that there's a Report a problem link right there in the Navigation box... should I be whining there instead? (By the way, my template problems were PEBKAC related.) -- Sir BobBobBob ! S ? [rox!|sux!] Prince%21.gif 19:18, 20 Sep 2005 (UTC)

What's happening is that the Wikicities and/or Uncyclopedia MySQL database is OVERLOADED TO FUCK AND BACK, and one symptom of this is that when you hit "submit" it does a "preview" instead or else gives a message saying "I am a very unhappy database and have just shat myself." Presumably Wikia are discovering just why Wikimedia has SO MANY machines and SO MANY layers of caching - David Gerard 22:52, 21 Sep 2005 (UTC)
Uncyclopedia+Wikia += 3 servers now.

It's that time again!

Concluded. I have applied sysop flags to the nominees other than Splaka, and Rcmurphy is our new replacement dartboard. --Chronarion 17:13, 22 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Ha! Avoided responsibility yet again. Maybe when I am older and wiser... or just older. Cheers. --Splaka 20:00, 22 Sep 2005 (UTC)
I'll get you next time, Splaka, if it's the last thing I DOOOOOOOOoooooooooo--Sir Flammable KUN 20:27, 22 Sep 2005 (UTC)
Did any of you see the 1932 Tod Browning movie Freaks? Do you remember the "One of Us" chant? Anywho, I put up a counter (Satire! I am just boggled by the situation (and flattered (and scared of Flammable!))), see my user page by clicking on my name right here --> --Splaka 20:59, 22 Sep 2005 (UTC)
Resistance is USELESS. You will be ASSIMILATED --Carlb 06:22, 23 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Uncyc needs more admins! It's that crazy crazy time again. Nominate yourself, or others below this line. --Chronarion 23:22, 20 Sep 2005 (UTC)

How exaclty does voting work? Is it competition, or just anyone who gets a certain number? --Maj Sir Insertwackynamehere Icons-world CUN VFH VFP Bur. CMInsertwackynamehere 01:23, 21 Sep 2005 (UTC)
Well, basically, you vote and stuff, and then I ignore it and pick whoever has a funny name. --Chronarion 01:49, 21 Sep 2005 (EDT)
I love the smell of the illusion of democracy in the morning! --Splaka 01:53, 21 Sep 2005 (EDT)
How about experienced Wikipedia admins? People who shoot crap without a second thought and could really enjoy being a fascist in a good cause? Mindspillage springs to mind - David Gerard 08:23, 21 Sep 2005 (EDT)

Do you need a new bureaucrat or two as well, or only admins? --—rc (t) 06:57, 22 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Not really, but if you're asking, i'll grant. --Chronarion 14:39, 22 Sep 2005 (UTC)
Might as well. We've had times when people couldn't be granted adminship because no bureaucrats were around for a while. It would also make my master plan to populate Uncyc with vandal admins easier. It'll be like Escape from New York. Just exactly like that. --—rc (t) 16:08, 22 Sep 2005 (UTC)

ERTW (TalkContribs (del)EditcountBlock (rem-lst-all)LogsGroups)

First Post I think that qualifies me -- ERTW MUN 19:58, 20 Sep 2005 (EDT)

--Chronarion 05:51, 21 Sep 2005 (UTC)

--The Right Honourable Maj Sir Elvis UmP KUN FIC MDA VFH Bur. CM and bars UGM F@H (Petition) 09:10, 21 Sep 2005 (EDT)

--Bone_F_clear.png Sir Famine, Gun Petition » 22:18, 21 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Insertwackynamehere (TalkContribs (del)EditcountBlock (rem-lst-all)LogsGroups)

Nominate and vote: For sterling template work, and being a major behind-the-scenes and in-front-of-the-scenes contributor. --Splaka 20:02, 20 Sep 2005 (EDT)

-wow! oh man I cant believe it :) this combined with me coming in second place in something in gym (yes a computer geek doing well in gym!) has made this day quite excellent! I humbly accept my nomitation, and also bestow yet another cookie on splaka for being so awesome in his nomitationess of me :) --Maj Sir Insertwackynamehere Icons-world CUN VFH VFP Bur. CMInsertwackynamehere 20:10, 20 Sep 2005 (EDT)

Ok listen, Vfdcommander here, and I got something to say. Insertwackynamehere accepts no responsibility for calling himself a geek. He is not one, for if he was, I would certainly not be associated with him. If you take my word for it, thank you. If not, then fuck off, I hate you. But I think that you should vote for Insertwackynamehere for a number of reasons. He is very funny and deserves the title of adminship. Vote for him. Now. Stop reading this and vote. You're a moron if you read this last sentence. But, then I, Vfdcommander, would be an adminster, which I am not.

I thought he already was one. But then I just assume that anyone who isn't a vandal must be an admin. For -- Sir Codeine K·H·P·B·M·N·C·U·Bu. · (Harangue) 04:34, 21 Sep 2005 (EDT)

--The Right Honourable Maj Sir Elvis UmP KUN FIC MDA VFH Bur. CM and bars UGM F@H (Petition) 09:11, 21 Sep 2005 (EDT)

Junglenasium27 here......insertwackynamehere licks penis!for--Junglenasium27 10:33, 21 Sep 2005 (EDT)

KP (TalkContribs (del)EditcountBlock (rem-lst-all)LogsGroups)

Nominate and vote: For, well... read his contributions! Impressive... --Splaka 20:02, 20 Sep 2005 (EDT)

3 Cheers for KP! Inventor of Quantum Economics! --Nytrospawn 23:04, 20 Sep 2005 (EDT)

I humbly accept the position and delegate its subsequent responsibilities. --KP CUN 20:04, 20 Sep 2005 (EDT)

For --—rc (t) 23:44, 20 Sep 2005 (UTC)

I vote with my penis and it says "yes" --Gay2.gifIMBJRGay2.gif 11:45, 21 Sep 2005 (UTC)

--The Right Honourable Maj Sir Elvis UmP KUN FIC MDA VFH Bur. CM and bars UGM F@H (Petition) 09:11, 21 Sep 2005 (EDT)

Fo' shizzle my nizzle as they say in leafy suburban Surrey. -- Sir Codeine K·H·P·B·M·N·C·U·Bu. · (Harangue) 11:34, 21 Sep 2005 (EDT)

--Bone_F_clear.png Sir Famine, Gun Petition » 22:23, 21 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Splaka (TalkContribs (del)EditcountBlock (rem-lst-all)LogsGroups)

Politely declined by calling chron a lazy bastard

Sorry, I am too noob, really. I need more booklearning and stuff! I wanna observe a while longer. -Spl

Knowing thyself means you'd probably make a good admin. For. --Bone_F_clear.png Sir Famine, Gun Petition » 22:20, 21 Sep 2005 (UTC)

You've racked up more than 2600 edits in a little over a month and cleaned up enough rubbish, that's not all that n00b, is it? For. --Carlb 06:47, 22 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Are we going to make him an admin against his will? Heh, there's something perversely amusing about that. A resounding for. Comrade Splaka, you will join the party! -- Sir Codeine K·H·P·B·M·N·C·U·Bu. · (Harangue) 07:13, 22 Sep 2005 (UTC)

You lose, splaka. hehe. for --PantsMacKenzie 17:03, 22 Sep 2005 (UTC)

RyanCahn (TalkContribs (del)EditcountBlock (rem-lst-all)LogsGroups)

For Shows a shrewd knowledge of ignoring rules and wikiquette and being generally oblivious to everything: all time-honored admin qualities. --—rc (t) 01:59, 21 Sep 2005 (EDT)

Vote denied by divine intervention His name is unfunny. --Chronarion 06:19, 21 Sep 2005 (UTC)

This AOL guy

Nominate (Also 205.188.116.131, 205.188.116.72, and a zillion others)... See, there is this anon guy on aol who does great reverts, ban patrols, and such. The only solution Codeine and I can think of is to make all anonymous AOL users admin. --Splaka 09:27, 21 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Hmm. I don't think we can make IPs admins... Otherwise, I'd be all up ons. --PantsMacKenzie 10:26, 21 Sep 2005 (EDT)
I think I would make a... Damn, let me try that again. I think I would make a great... crap. I just can't type that with a straight face. --SOdhner 22:56, 21 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Suggestion re: n3kk1d photo

Maybe it's just me, but I'm finding the Cindy pic to have amazing hilarity potential. I've put it on Ayn Rand and Blasphemy and am going to put together a version for X Window System (with an xclock over the n*pples). Is my sense of humour on crack?

It occurs to me that we need a suitable sexy n3kk1d ch1xx0r image that doesn't actually show n*ppl*s that we could use as an Uncyclopedia injoke. Something that could go all sorts of places without that bloody Template:NSFWArticle blocking our line of vision - David Gerard 10:18, 20 Sep 2005 (EDT)

even with certain parts blocked, images of that nature are still not really safe for work. i mean playboy or swimsuit issue, they can both get you fired at most places--Maj Sir Insertwackynamehere Icons-world CUN VFH VFP Bur. CMInsertwackynamehere 10:48, 20 Sep 2005 (EDT)

I suggest removal since we don't have the rights to the photo, and it is not fair use. Should one of you be a girl, with no objections to photography, or can find one that fits the definition, you can go ahead and license a picture under CC. Unless you do so, I discourage using such a pic.--Chronarion 17:18, 20 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Sadly I am not a girl. But dammit, if Wikipedia can get a GFDLed picture of someone sucking their own goddamn cock (OH MY GOD YOU DON'T WANT TO CLICK THERE), is there something we can do? Would any image under a Free As In Stallman license be reusable here? If so, there's a zillion bikini girl pics available on Wikipedia and Wikipedia Commons ... - David Gerard 12:20, 21 Sep 2005 (UTC)
No. Technically not, anyway. However, if it's GFDL or other distributable license, it's ALMOST OK; indicate it on the page if it is put in. In theory, it shouldn't be here, since this is for original material. Then again, i'm not a license nut, so just indicate what license it was when you put it in. --Chronarion 16:38, 21 Sep 2005 (EDT)
Actually, it probably would be (under the "aggregation" clause of the GFDL and under pretty much any CC license). That's how come Wikimedia Commons accepts any Free As In Stallman license and those images can be included in GFDL Wikipedia pages without crossing the streams. I'll have a look around and see what takes my fancy for this enormously puerile planned in-joke - David Gerard 22:44, 21 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Yes, we also have another conflict with the BloodRayne nekkid Playboy pic, as that is copyrighted as well. In general, nekkid pics arent neccessary unless its, say, a nekkid picture of Oscar Wilde --Nytrospawn 23:09, 20 Sep 2005 (EDT)

I am purging non CC naked pictures, and purging anything from ED. --Chronarion 16:50, 21 Sep 2005 (EDT)

Unmerchandise - older conversation

UPDATE

Here's a link to the mug in the store. http://www.cafepress.com/uncyc.29785548 I used the dry brushed image that Murphy posted. It turned out quite good, if I do say so myself. Let me know what you think. Also, at the moment, i've got it at the base price. Anyone have an opinion as to what it should be selling for? --PantsMacKenzie 01:30, 4 Sep 2005 (UTC)
I was also thinking about adding an OW quote to it. "Coffee, the nectar of life, the drink of the gods? I never drink that crap." -Oscar Wilde. Or some such nonsense. Any other ideas? --PantsMacKenzie 01:54, 4 Sep 2005 (UTC)
Lookin' good! I can't think of any mug-related quotes, but I've always been partial to "A one-legged duck can only swim in circles." Also, will the URL be on the mug? Also also, where would the quote go - just along the bottom? --Rcmurphy KUN 02:39, 4 Sep 2005 (UTC)
I was thinking that I'd put the image on the side, instead of the middle, and then put the quote in a block on the side. Possibly like, "'A one-legged duck can only swim in circles' -Oscar Wilde in an interview with uncyclopedia.wikia.com" or leaving out uncyclopedia.wikia.com altogether. Presumably people will know where they got it from. --PantsMacKenzie 02:55, 4 Sep 2005 (UTC)
I am still partial to "Vandalize [[Poland]]!" (or "Revert Poland!"). And imo the potato might be a bit too big on that last example mug. maybe? --Splaka Bur. SG CM © 03:14, 4 Sep 2005 (UTC)
The image is definitely too big. I think putting the image only on one side with text on the other would be perfect. It might even be worth while to put the website's URL under ye' old potato. As for what goes on the other side, an Oscar Wilde quote would be great, but how can I say no to "Vandalize [[Poland]]!", "Blank [[Poland]]!" or "Revert [[Poland]]!"? -- ERTW MUN 03:44, 4 Sep 2005 (UTC)
Could append it to an Oscar quote... "Blahblahblah coffeewineblood byronisapussy... besides I think Poland should be Reverted" (Cato-ism) --Splaka Bur. SG CM © 04:07, 4 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Uncyclopedia Puzzle Potato
old small version
Puzzle Potato Large
new bigger version

Okay, So. I'm taking pre-orders or something to see who's interested in this merchandise stuff. I've got a couple ideas at the moment from the first unmerchandise section. Please vote for things you think you might buy, thanks.

Uncyclopedia logo(puzzle potato) on a mug
--PantsMacKenzie 04:25, 29 Aug 2005 (UTC)
--Nytrospawn 16:24, 29 Aug 2005 (UTC)
--Famine 23:42, 29 Aug 2005 (UTC)
--Sir Elvis <small>KUN</small> FIC Bur. | Petition 23:54, 29 Aug 2005 (UTC) with a suitable OW quote.
--Flammable CUN 20:21, 31 Aug 2005 (UTC)
Uncyclopedia logo(puzzle potato) on a shirt
--PantsMacKenzie 04:25, 29 Aug 2005 (UTC)
Can't guarantee I'd get one (I don't have my own card) but I'd definatly consider this one the most out of whats mentioned so far--Sir Insertwackynamehere CUN VFP 17:19, 4 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Please, feel free to add your own ideas. it's 12:30AM and I'm tired. --PantsMacKenzie 04:23, 29 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Eye Beams!!! on a t-shirt
The quintessential Uncyc image --Nytrospawn 16:24, 29 Aug 2005 (UTC)
Well, I'd put it on a shirt, but I've seen it before Uncyc. I'm not convinced that it was made by an uncyclopedist, but if you guys want it, I'll do it.
I did a search, found images similar to Eye Beams, but not as good as ours, so we cool (How bout the Burt Reynolds or Not image used for a shirt ? That one is pretty original)--Nytrospawn 21:30, 29 Aug 2005 (UTC)
http://forums.fark.com/cgi/fark/comments.pl?IDLink=1432107 looks like it's from Fark...--Sir Elvis KUN FIC Bur. | Petition 00:09, 4 Sep 2005 (UTC)
That's too bad. It really is an excellent image. --Rcmurphy KUN 00:15, 4 Sep 2005 (UTC)
I have a bigger version of the BurtReynoldsOrNot image if needed. I don't have a complete, bigger version of the puzzle potato, but I can try to work something up that's a little larger. By the way, this might be the time to admit that I "hid" my initials on the logo. You can't really make them out, though, so it doesn't matter. Except to me. :) --Rcmurphy KUN 00:13, 30 Aug 2005 (UTC)
Actually, I think the Hockyzooka is perhaps more iconic than the Eye Beams. At least, I laugh more every time it hits the front page. That + the terrist info would make one kickass shirt. --Famine 01:49, 30 Aug 2005 (UTC)
One Eye Beams!!! t-shirt for me, please. Large, black if possible. If not black, any other color but white or grey. If white or grey are the only choices, then white. Thank you. --Marcos_Malo OUN S7fc BOotS Bur. | Talk 05:40, 30 Aug 2005 (UTC)
The bigger puzzle potato looks sort of blurry on a monitor, but I hope that it'll shrink down enough to look decent on a mug or something. --Rcmurphy KUN 06:23, 30 Aug 2005 (UTC)
Put me down for a potato mug. And I'd love to see the Lance-with-a-brick-on-the-end image on a T-shirt, too. -- Codeine 16:23, 30 Aug 2005 (UTC)

I just got an idea, one that may even work. Why dont we use the articles themselves in the products? Mugs with inspirational fake Oscar Wilde quotes, and shirts with article excerpts? And what about new images, like say something indicative of The Great Time Travel War of 1871 and Old Time Moonshine Get Your Freak On Happy Hour?Who's up for a "Dude, wheres my Time Machine?" hoody? --Nytrospawn 21:13, 29 Aug 2005 (UTC)

While I don't think I'm brave enough to wear a "Homosexuals are pretty fucking gay!" shirt, I'd definitely go for one of these on a mug or shirt with the tater-puzzle logo on the other side:
  • "Brunch is the meal you eat when you're too drunk to get up for breakfast." ~ Oscar Wilde
  • "The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic and self-complacent is erroneous; on the contrary it makes them intelligent, gorgeous, and humble. Like me." ~ Oscar Wilde
  • "There are three kinds of lies: Lies, damned lies, and made-up Oscar Wilde quotes." ~ Oscar Wilde
  • "Nostradamus wasn't fucking around." ~ Oscar Wilde
  • "A one-legged duck can only swim in circles." ~ Oscar Wilde on Philosophy:Zen and the Art of Duck Meditation
  • "Samurai are honorable warriors. Which means they're pussies compared to Ninjas." ~ Oscar Wilde
  • "Why do I keep getting mail addressed to 'Willy Wonka'? What the hell? Does that have anything to do with the French? God, I hate those loathsome Frenchies." ~ Oscar Wilde

And life wouldn't be complete without one of my favorite quotes from this site:

  • ADHD: A very seriou- Hey look, a puppy! Let's kick it!

Make me one of these, and my money will be on its way. --Famine 23:42, 29 Aug 2005 (UTC)

This too:
"Did you know?
... That students who binge drink and then study for exams do much better than their prudish teetotalling peers? It's because the material is far less intimidating after a 6 pack of Coors." --stillwaters/Talk 02:08, 30 Aug 2005 (UTC)


I don't buy nothing on thar Intarwebs, but I be likin' them ideers all what be listed here at this mo. In any case, I tink we big admins need ter be sent frei unmerchandise fer evaluation purp'ses (*nudge nudge*), should them exchanges takes off. What say thou, master unmerchant? --stillwaters/Talk 21:19, 29 Aug 2005 (UTC)

A Major League Bloodbath mouse pad would be cool --Nytrospawn 13:54, 31 Aug 2005 (UTC)

I would love to see a tshirt that said "I edited Uncyclopedia and all I got was this lousy t-shirt" (as per the Did you know string a few months ago and obviously the Uncyclopedia would be under the potato logo). I'd definitely buy that. -- ERTW MUN 22:25, 3 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Some very real questions

1. Who will finance this? 2. How to distribute and produce? Something like Cafe Express? 3. Who does the money go to? 4. Why not take this idea beyond just mugs and shirts, but stuff on paper? Uncyclozine, Printed On Recyclopedic Paper™? --stillwaters/Talk 02:15, 30 Aug 2005 (UTC)

There's another discussion further down the page. Basically, with Cafe Press you can set the prices to adjust your profit - or keep things less costly by selling them at the Cafe Press base prices (which still ain't cheap). Supposedly it costs nothing to operate a basic Cafe Press shop, but PantsMacKenzie noted that a basic shop can only contain one of each type of item. A non-basic shop costs money to operate. As for the printed word...maybe we should think about putting together a book or something. There are free online publishers out there (like Cafe Press, they just take a cut of the profits; I've used Lulu to print a book before and I was quite happy with them) and at the moment we have about 55 featured articles and more than that number of nominated articles. I suppose the problem with that would be getting permission from the authors to use the material in a (sort of) commercial venture. --Rcmurphy KUN 03:24, 30 Aug 2005 (UTC)
I had intended to get a feel for what people wanted and what the demand was, and afterwards, if demand was high enough, purchase a month of premium store at cafepress. It's only $6 for a month, and I can afford that. Profit from the store, if any, would go back into the store to buy more premium store time. After that, it can be used as sort of an Uncyclopedia reserve money. To be used for stuff... I don't know. Cafepress takes care of distribution and secure online ordering. So, all that awaits is deciding what to print. I figure I'll wait until about thursday to start putting stuff up. Ideas will be accepted after, but I'll start putting stuff up and give you folks the site on thursday. --PantsMacKenzie 16:21, 30 Aug 2005 (UTC)

5. Copyright rears it's ugly head here, can we please make 100% certain the originators of all content used agree to it given the Noncommercial nature of our license. Cheers --Sir Elvis KUN FIC Bur. | Petition 16:28, 30 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Sure thing. I'll contact the original authors are ok with it. If I can track them down. If not... I'm not sure. Would it be okay for me to put the shirts up if we don't make a profit from them? --PantsMacKenzie 16:35, 30 Aug 2005 (UTC)
Well, it doesnt really matter if we make profit. Most likely, we'll use the money that we make internally and for charitable donations. Hopefully none of us will actually pocket the money *Shifty eyes* --Nytrospawn 17:22, 30 Aug 2005 (UTC)
Our license prohibits a profit unless the author licenses it. This is by design. --Chronarion 14:33, 15 Sep 2005 (UTC)
Speak for yourself, man!!!! I think it's well time that the admins of this fine site got paid for what they do. Especially if it's by the word on comment pages, the Dump, and by articles deleted. I'll be a singlenare soon!!! --Famine 23:50, 30 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Teh UncycloBook would be awesome indeed --Nytrospawn 17:40, 30 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Even if Uncyclopedia itself isn't trying to make a profit on the stuff, Cafépress or whomever you have taking the orders is - therefore possibly no longer noncommercial. May be best to ask the original authors before having anything printed up, even if it's a formality. --Carlb 18:56, 30 Aug 2005 (UTC)
You can print a copy for: Non commercial personal use or non profit use. --Chronarion 14:33, 15 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Important image details

Here's the deal: Mug images need to be almost 3 inches tall. The template for the mug is 3 inches by 8.31 inches. The large Potato puzzle image above makes a teeny image on the mug. It's somewhat amusing. Here's a link to my test mug: http://www.cafepress.com/uncyc.29785548
I'm going to need big images of anything you guys want to put on mugs or shirts. And I'm no good at Photoshop. Maybe I can get my roommate to play with it when he gets back. --PantsMacKenzie 22:55, 30 Aug 2005 (UTC)
Damn. While small, that image does make the mug look sexy. I'll take one. Especially if it's filled with the profits. Step 3, baby. Step 3. --Famine 23:46, 30 Aug 2005 (UTC)
Well, there's not much I can do other than simply resize the image, but here are a couple more: Bigger and Biggest. Cafe Press is down for maintenence at the moment and I can't remember whether you cut the text out of the picture or not, so I left it in for now. Also I think just uncyclopedia.wikia.com would look cleaner than the whole URL. Thanks Pants! --Rcmurphy KUN 07:02, 31 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Test of high-res tater

Whatstaters
test

Rcmurphy suggested I test this here and ask for critique: Image:Whatstaters.jpg. Rough draft form based on the official wikipedia logo (symbols removed and replaced with sillier ones, squashed, browned, and baked at 350 for 2 hours, until it resembles rc's). I am not happy with many aspects but it might be a start. Am open to suggestions and flogging. --Splaka Bur. SG CM © 22:52, 31 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Ack RC! keep your grubby hands off my taters. Just cuz I touched yours... (Thanks for moving me up here, I dropped it in the wrong section wot, me n00b.) --Splaka Bur. SG CM © 23:23, 31 Aug 2005 (UTC)
Hmm, I think it looks too CG and not enough like an actual potato... --PantsMacKenzie 16:36, 1 Sep 2005 (UTC)
Yah, one of my dislikes of it. Ok, I replaced the color layer with an actual picture of a potato that I took, and made the puzzle outline an overlay (old version here) Any comments/suggestions? --Splaka Bur. SG CM © 22:25, 1 Sep 2005 (UTC)
That looks better.--Sir Elvis KUN FIC Bur. | Petition 00:03, 2 Sep 2005 (UTC)
Ok, redid it a bit. #2 had too obvious of a 'cut out' shape. This one is also closer in color (the shading is not the same as RC's but the shading on the wiki logo overlay doesn't allow it to be moved). This one looks a bit more fake yet also detailed? I am unsure whether to make the black letters blurred or overlayed. Criticalize please. --Splaka Bur. SG CM © 00:54, 2 Sep 2005 (UTC)
Nothertate
test

I fucked with it a bit. Sort of sloppy, but I added some texture with the patented art history brush to alpha layer to lighting effect technique. Then ruined it all by messing with it.--Spintherism 05:45, 2 Sep 2005 (UTC)

I like that texture. It's like a potato that returns to earth every 67 years, covered with craters from its many impacts with asteroids and other cosmik debris. But it's still not shaped like a potato. Doesn't someone have a pirated copy of Maya, so that we may have a potato shape? --Marcos_Malo OUN S7fc BOotS Bur. | Talk 06:42, 2 Sep 2005 (UTC)
Well, damned if I can find one. The picture currently is of an actual potato. I have it in my hand right now. It refuses to shape itself into a potato. The bastard. --Splaka Bur. SG CM © 06:47, 2 Sep 2005 (UTC)
They call me... 'tater salad --Pants 'Ron White' MacKenzie
Where's that from? It sounds familiar. --Spintherism 06:43, 3 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Perhaps it's perspective that's the problem. The 2-dimentional shape is certainly not achieving the full potential of potato-shopen-ness. Perhaps I will do more fiddling when I get home today.--Spintherism 15:47, 2 Sep 2005 (UTC)

I actually like the 3tato.--Chronarion 01:06, 12 Sep 2005 (UTC)
Nothertater
test

Here's another one. I messed with the shape a bit.--Spintherism 06:43, 3 Sep 2005 (UTC)

The shape does look more 3d-ish, but it seems a bit too dark (compared to the original logo) imo.--Splaka Bur. SG CM © 06:53, 3 Sep 2005 (UTC)
Puzzle Potato Dry Brush

That's a lot of fine work, you guys. Humorous results as well as good ones. I'm gonna try to poke my roommate into playing with it some more, maybe he can get the original to look good larger. After that, I'll make a decision as to which looks best on the mugs. Then I'll put my favorite up and people can tell me what they think. Thanks again! P.S. I've been busy this past week, with my girlfriend visiting, so I haven't had much time to devote to the unmerchandise. This will change, as my girlfriend has returned to her own college. --PantsMacKenzie 18:18, 3 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Okay, for one last time (maybe) I messed about with the original logo. I ran it through Photoshop's dry brush filter, which cleared up the blurry edges. Of course it doesn't look the same as before when it's a big digital image, but if it's to be three inches high on a mug, I think it might look surprisingly similar to the original. I haven't gotten a chance to print it out to see what it looks like off the screen, though, and now that I look at it, the text might benefit from a bit of bolding. Here it be. --Rcmurphy KUN 00:10, 4 Sep 2005 (UTC)
I like this best so far, although the others have done great work trying to replicate the original. Now, if we can just get a version that will print on a Tshirt. . . . --Marcos_Malo OUN S7fc BOotS Bur. | Talk 00:42, 4 Sep 2005 (UTC)
Is definitely better. Do you still have the url of the low-res original potato texture? --Splaka Bur. SG CM © 01:15, 4 Sep 2005 (UTC)
This one? --Rcmurphy KUN 03:08, 4 Sep 2005 (UTC)
Oop, sorry, I mean, the potato picture you started with (pre edit). --Splaka Bur. SG CM © 03:14, 4 Sep 2005 (UTC)
I thought I did, but I've been looking through the various versions I made this afternoon and I can't replicate my results exactly. Everything I try looks too light and the edges are choppy. The picture was essentially the original logo run through a program that claimed to enlarge images without too much blurriness. It worked a little but the image still looked pretty bad, so I tapped the Dry Brush filter, and voila. I had to clean up a few places, but that's pretty much all. --Rcmurphy KUN 03:42, 4 Sep 2005 (UTC)
Hmm, I mean the original potato pic off google. Confuse Poland!. --Splaka Bur. SG CM © 03:59, 4 Sep 2005 (UTC)
Hah. Sorry, I'm slow. I don't have the original original - I made the logo back in May and, as you've seen, I have a bad habit of losing original images because I forget to save edited ones as separate files. (Or else I think I'll never use the source image again.) --Rcmurphy KUN 06:05, 4 Sep 2005 (UTC)

The enlarged original is definitely best, but I'm sure there's some use for an enormous three-dimensional puzzle potato. --Spintherism 03:38, 5 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Welcome Slashdot

The day has come: we've been Slashdotted. Look around, Slashdotters, have a good time, don't get banned...refreshments are in the fridge. --—rc (t) 16:24, 19 Sep 2005 (UTC)

I, for one, welcome our alien overlords. --PantsMacKenzie 18:54, 19 Sep 2005 (UTC)
This is great! All I have to do is watch Special:Recentchanges, submit the 95% that are Slashdotters being Slashdotters to QVFD, and I can finally earn my Burninator qualification! Thanks, Slashdot! --BobBobBob 19:42, 19 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Airr, I be not expectin' them to accept this story upon this fine day, or upon any fine day, airr. Shiver ye timbers. --stillwaters/Talk 21:07, 19 Sep 2005 (EDT)

Huh. I get get a tooth yanked, and by the time I get back, we've been slashdotted. Well, I'm ready now with my narcotics, ban stick, and dedicated revert mouse button. Not that we'll need to use anything like that - slashdot is more well known for the mature PhD population than any others there. --Bone_F_clear.png Sir Famine, Gun Petition » 21:20, 19 Sep 2005 (UTC)
In other news, we had been getting random pirate-flags from Wikicities, and editing forays into merchant ships are frequently thwarted. The webserver seems to be melting, yarr. --stillwaters/Talk 22:16, 19 Sep 2005 (EDT)
It does indeed appear to be melting under the load, which conclusively proves that Wikia really isn't Wikipedia. And my goodness it sucks trying to do newpages patrol on a wiki that's being slashdotted. Crap actually gets deleted after, ooh, the twentieth attempt! (ps: Oo arr mp3 war3z.) Oh yeah, and I had two fillings this morning too. BLAME THE DENTISTS OF SLASHDOT. - David Gerard 22:53, 19 Sep 2005 (EDT)
Conspiracy? Slashdot diverts our admins and then come in and replace ye Jolly Roger with...decidedly unpiratey material. Arrr. And ye wouldn't believe how long it took me ter post that first comment this morn. Talk about'cher lag. I wonder how many Slashdotters came here and wondered, why on earth is there a pirate-related wiki? And left. A pity on one hook, but on the other, not so much. --—rc (t) 23:05, 19 Sep 2005 (EDT)

I couldn't get on, so I went in to #uncyclopedia and #wikicities (which only had about 15 idle people on) to ask what was up. Found out it was being slashdotted. But then a strange thing happened:

* jwales (n=jwales@wikipedia/Jimbo-Wales) has joined #wikicities
<jwales> how are we holding up?
<Splaka> it hurts and stings
<Splaka> plus they keep picking on the flying spaghetti monster article (on Uncyc)
<Phroziac> Hi jimmy. :)
<jwales> hi :-)
<Phroziac> well we're slow and Jason is fixing the caching..
<Splaka> (If I was malicious, vindicative, or otherwise not-nice, I'd now suggest a front page 
  link on wikipedia to slashdot.org to slashdot slashdot, but since I am none of those, I won't)
<CocoaZen> So were we featured on Slashdot today?
<jwales> :-)
<Phroziac> Splaka: i think that is just called evil.
<Phroziac> CocoaZen: Uncyclopedia is.
<Splaka> yah, good thing I didn't suggest it
<Phroziac> at the top of the front page last time i looked.
<CocoaZen> Guess I should read Uncyclopedia more often ;-)
<jwales> What would be funny for April Fool's is for Wikimedia to issue a cease-and-desist letter, 
  signed by me, for Uncyclopedia, and Uncyclopedia/Wikicities issue a heated response, also signed 
  by me.
<Splaka> especially not around anyone who could do that, because I am an innocent noob, really (in 
  fact: I am noob of the month on Uncyclopedia right now? see? puppy eyes)
<CocoaZen> lol
<jwales> and see if slashdot notices the irony :-)
<Splaka> heh
<Phroziac> jwales: haha.
<jwales> I'm actually shocked that the slashdot thread isn't all about how wikipedia is probably 
  going to shut "them" down. :-)
<CocoaZen> on April 1st - I would hope so...
<Highwind> Slashdot? So that's why I can't get my daily dose of wiki? :)

So who is this jimbo guy anyway? (...kidding!) --Splaka 18:20, 19 Sep 2005 (EDT)

In Soviet Russia, Uncyclopedia Slashdots Slashdot! (Score: 5, Funny) --stillwaters/Talk 23:35, 19 Sep 2005 (EDT)

Looks like the Slashdot crowd is gone for now. Dear, that was rough. Imagine a Beowulf cluster of Slashdot front page mentions!

Nevertheless, let this be an economics lesson to us all:
1. Get Slashdotted
2. Have the webserver melt
3. ???
4. Profit!

(Score: 5, Funny) --stillwaters/Talk 14:10, 20 Sep 2005 (EDT)

By some strange crack in the cosmos, I had mod points yesterday. Obviously, I blew them all on the Uncyclopedia discussion. I supposed I should have saved them for today, and found out from this page what posts deserved moderation. Sorry! -- Sir BobBobBob ! S ? [rox!|sux!] Prince%21.gif 19:12, 21 Sep 2005 (UTC)
Even stranger events: I got mod points again! I blew a couple before I remembered that the Uncyclopedia article is still moderatable. Were there any particularly insightful/interesting/informative comments that need modded up? Message on my Talk Whine page so I can take care of it ASAP. -- Sir BobBobBob ! S ? [rox!|sux!] Prince%21.gif 19:56, 22 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Our Google hits have increased by about 100k in the past week, from around 680k pre-Slashdot to 780k now. I think. --—rc (t) 18:30, 22 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Polish Uncyclopedia

Yossarian has put together the Polish Nonsensopedia, which joins the English, French and German versions. The empire grows! And now people can VANDALIZE POLAND in a whole new way! --—rc (t) 23:30, 18 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Shitsumon ga aru! In this image, Image:Polish-high-school-uniforms.jpg, I seem to be seeing several people from my old school. Am I hallucinating or did they all happen to immigrate to this place? --stillwaters/Talk 07:18, 20 Sep 2005 (UTC)

If you go look at Special:Newpages, which I just ran through (culling at a fantastic rate), there's a shitload of pages in Polish (their names start Pl:). We need someone who speaks Polish to patrol these - David Gerard 10:12, 20 Sep 2005 (EDT)

Newtonian Physics

So, let's finally decide what to do with this article. Should we keep the current text, taken from timecube.com, or pick a "normal" version of the article that's constantly being reverted [1]? (Or expand Newtonian Physics/other?)

I propose making Newtonian Physics a "normal page" and instead applying Time Cube formatting, derived from "/other", to Quantum physics, which in its current form is now about quantum physics anyway. (The content would parody Time Cube, saying that "educated bastards" think Newtonian and are too stupid to accept quantum physics). - Guest 14:01, 18 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Personally, I'm not fond of the Time Cubeish versions. The current bit is rather bland tho. I guess I'd like to see Newtonian Physics constrained to apples only. Because, as we all know, nobody was ever able to prove that it worked with anything other than apples. Which is why Eienstien had to invent useful physics. The worst part about this is that I have a degree in...physics. I'm getting teeth yanked tomorrow, so I'll be on heavy meds for a day or two. I'll take a shot at it then. ;) --Bone_F_clear.png Sir Famine, Gun Petition » 19:24, 18 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Image sizing

I've downloaded a jpg image onto uncyclopedia. See image: image:Mp-image2.jpg.

The basic image which seems to have been downloaded on uncyclopedia shows up on the screen as very tiny but it can be expanded by clicking on it to be the very large size image that was on my hard-drive which I downloaded onto uncyclopedia.

If I try to add the image to an article e.g. as [[image:Mp-image2.jpg|thumb|200px|Witty description of image], it comes out tiny but has the large area of blank space taking up the remaining 200 px. If I use "frame" (instead of "thumb"), it comes out as the very large size, too large for the article.

How can I code the image description into the article so that it comes out the standard 200 px size? Thanks.

--Arthur 22:48, 17 Sep 2005 (UTC)

No matter how I look at it, it has big white spaces beneath and to the right of the image. I'd just copy the big version of the image, cut out and save only what you want, re-upload it and try it out again. --—rc (t) 22:57, 17 Sep 2005 (UTC)
Here, I cropped and reuploaded it for you to Mp-1.jpg. RC: You can delete the the other two test copies I think: Image:Mp-image.jpg Image:Mp-image2.jpg. BTW Arthur: You should reupload new versions of a file over the original file. It overwrites the image yet the original can still be restored if needed. Prevents clutter. Cheers. --Splaka 23:36, 17 Sep 2005 (UTC)
I re-uploaded it again because I presumed he was talking about the full version of the image (the version at image:Mp-image2.jpg can be expanded), but now - I know not why - the image looks awful at full size. HOWEVER, it looks fine at anything EXCEPT full size - I mean, like, make it one pixel less than its full width, and it looks clear as a bell, but put that one pixel back in and it looks like soup. Which I suppose is fine for the purposes of thumbnails, so there ye go. --—rc (t) 00:16, 18 Sep 2005 (UTC)
Scratch that, it looks fine now. --—rc (t) 05:50, 18 Sep 2005 (UTC)
Thanks, guys. Image:Mp-1.jpg looks great. Could you please delete the other two for me Image:Mp-image.jpg and Image:Mp-image2.jpg, if not already deleted? Thanks again! --Arthur 07:04, 18 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Another one bites the dust

He's at it again: Goggles--Savethemooses 02:21, 17 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Copyright Violation

The newly created page on Ludvig Borga is copied directly from [2]. There is nothing on the talk page or anywhere in the article which indicates its permission by the original author. What exactly is Uncyclopedia policy on possible copyright violations ? Could a user, for example, add materal from a now defunct website ? 70.88.218.145 17:49, 16 Sep 2005 (UTC)

We don't like copied material, without permission. Sporked is fine. I'd suggest you send this over to VFD--Sir Flammable KUN 19:30, 16 Sep 2005 (UTC)
Absolutely prohibited without author's permission. --130.245.249.232 20:31, 17 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Request

Hi! Can one of you goons write something about undictionary vs uncyc entries, and plaster it on the top of the beginners guide? We have alot of confused marsupials on keyboards lately. --Sophia 03:37, 16 Sep 2005 (UTC)

A further thought. I get complained at sometimes when I add the {{MTU}} tag too hastily (very rarely though, most one liners stay one liners for the full week). Maybe a mention in the BG about the {{construction}} tag, for people who save progressively (I added it to Cadbury Creme Eggs because of the 'coming soon'). Just a thought. --Splaka 03:51, 16 Sep 2005 (UTC)
Both done. I think I may have been a touch too positive about Undictionary though - should we be more like "write good articles" or "you can write mediocre articles as long as they're in Undictionary"? --—rc (t) 04:07, 16 Sep 2005 (UTC)
I dunno, I like the latter. Encourages more.. uh... well, keeping crap in one place. --130.245.249.232 04:40, 16 Sep 2005 (UTC)
Undictonary should still have the same standards of funny just be a bit more leniant on length, BTW I also made a Work I Progress template, Usage: {{WIP|~~~~~}} (5 tildes) --The Right Honourable Maj Sir Elvis UmP KUN FIC MDA VFH Bur. CM and bars UGM F@H (Petition) 06:52, 16 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Checking In

Just to let anyone interested know, I'm still alive. Laptop broke and work got really busy. I hope to waste lots of time here again real soon. --Marcos_Malo OUN S7fc BOotS Bur. | Talk 21:48, 15 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Get thee back hence. Beg/Borrow/Steal a laptop. The noodly appendage misses your offerings to the QVFD in the sky. --Splaka 21:59, 15 Sep 2005 (UTC)
I was wondering, actually. I was going to leave a note on your talk page asking if you had taken off for good, but I forgot to. Good to know you're still kicking. --—rc (t) 07:16, 16 Sep 2005 (UTC)
Good to hear you're alive. I hope you relapse into addiction. --Bone_F_clear.png Sir Famine, Gun Petition » 00:41, 17 Sep 2005 (UTC)

New award

Here is a new award for people whom I am satisfied by, copied with loving care from the feather in your cap award. --Cheeseboi 20:45, 15 Sep 2005 (UTC)

do i get it for my poem? :) --Maj Sir Insertwackynamehere Icons-world CUN VFH VFP Bur. CMInsertwackynamehere 20:47, 15 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Yes. --Cheeseboi 20:49, 15 Sep 2005 (UTC)

By the way, insertwackynamehere, have you ever read any of my articles? Some kinda suck, and a few are better than nothing, but anyway, you might want to look at that before you keep that nice comment about me on your user page....--Cheeseboi 20:57, 15 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Everyone is a great uncyclopedian. In fact "Great Uncyclopedian is a redundant phrase" I said on my user page, because Uncyclopedian includes Greatness :) anyway I got a cookie from you so you're cool dont be so hard on yourself. also thanks, and I have updated my Uncyclopedian Awards Page for use of minor awards in signatures EDIT: I'm gonna make the abbreviation for cheesysatisfaction CS is that ok?--Maj Sir Insertwackynamehere Icons-world CUN VFH VFP Bur. CMInsertwackynamehere 20:59, 15 Sep 2005 (UTC)

400,000

400k small

Then Now Percentage increase
Date 26 June, 2005 14 September, 2005
Front page views 300,000 400,000 33.3%
Total page views 3.35 million 7.60 million 126.9%
Articles 7600 12,849 69.1%
Registered users 1800 3651 102.8%
Page edits 100,000 206,307 106.3%
Articles with >10k views 7 23 228.6%
Articles with >5k views 26 83 219.2%
Articles with >1k views 350 1076 207.4%
Usernames that include the word "pants" 6 7 16.7%

I know I'm a touch early, but I had the time, so there you go. As you can see, our increase in pants-related usernames is pitiful. --—rc (t) 23:39, 14 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Ok, all well and good, but what about usernames that include the word "cheese"? Which of these are new: CheeseLover, Cheeseboi, DaCheese, EvilCheeseWedge, Mr.cheese, Supecheese. Ink choiring minds want to know. --Splaka 09:20, 15 Sep 2005 (UTC)
Perhaps an award for having pants in your username is in order? --Template:Pants name 15:39, 15 Sep 2005 (UTC)
Dag. I changed my sig to respond here before I saw that you did the same thing. Curse you! --Pantsmurphy 16:11, 15 Sep 2005 (UTC)
I actually built a template based on Proper name called Pants name. --Template:Pants name 01:52, 16 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Splaka:I haven't made that many pages, but still, you can count on the fact that Cheeseboi ain't new. Btw, I appear to be the only cheese-related one which makes comments on the VD... can I have a cookie? --Cheeseboi 20:23, 15 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Yes, you can have one.... there. Also: I wasn't implying you were new, I was just wondering what % increase we've had in chesse-named users in the same period (300k-400k hits). Mmmm cheese. --Splaka 21:08, 15 Sep 2005 (UTC)

And the winner is...

Remember that immature poem contest? Well, the winner is, out of teh amazing 2 people that entered, Sir Insertwackynamehere is the winner, for this amazing adaptation.

Once I had a rash on my ass.
I scratched and I smashed until it crashed on my lap.

Isn't he great, folks? Now I'm not authorized to give awards, so Insertwackynamehere, give yourself a cookie. --Cheeseboi 21:56, 14 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Anyone is authorised to give an award they invent, so invent one! --The Right Honourable Maj Sir Elvis UmP KUN FIC MDA VFH Bur. CM and bars UGM F@H (Petition) 23:18, 14 Sep 2005 (UTC)

hooray :) --Maj Sir Insertwackynamehere Icons-world CUN VFH VFP Bur. CMInsertwackynamehere 22:05, 14 Sep 2005 (UTC)

I hate you. --Savethemooses 23:50, 14 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Help needed

Im trying to startup the Polish Uncyclopedia any help are welcome :) --Yossarian 17:38, 14 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Licensing concerns

Erik Möller (wikipedia:User:Eloquence) posted the following on the Commons mailing list:

For quite a long time, I've been meaning to write a summary of the key reasons not to use "non-commercial uses only" licenses. It is now online at:
http://intelligentdesigns.net/Licenses/NC
I posted it to Kuro5hin as well, where it is now being discussed:
http://www.kuro5hin.org/story/2005/9/11/16331/0655
The version on the wiki is slightly more comprehensive and will hopefully evolve over time.
This is not specific to Wikimedia, but I hope that those Wikimedians lobbying individuals, governments, and educational or scientific institutions to put their content under truly free licenses or into the public domain will find this collection of arguments useful.

Should Uncyclopedia consider changing licenses? Or at least start encouraging dual-licensing? Alphax 02:11, 14 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Random interjection, I think Uncyclopedia hits the topic on the nose with Template:Fairuse (probably the only honest Wikia or Wikimedia hosted site, in copywrong respect) --Splaka 02:40, 14 Sep 2005 (UTC)

I don't see any use in the non-commercial bit in the first place. If somebody figures out how to make money off something they find on the Uncyclopedia, kudos to them, I say. --Spintherism 23:38, 14 Sep 2005 (UTC)

My original motivation for choosing the NC license was that so that nobody could make an uncyclopedia book, and sell it. In my point of view, that would be the exploitation of another site. Yes, it is difficult to get licensing for all users, but I want the option of a budding comedian to sell their work later on, something they might have published here, without degrading commercial value. It's free to dual license to us, but we certainly don't require it. Any other opinions on this is appreciated. I personally thought GFDL was too draconic, and incredibly difficult to understand in layman's terms. --Chronarion 14:21, 15 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Actually, all share-alike licens...licenc... however you spell them - are draconic. Blah. See my talk page (click on sig). Alphax 11:25, 18 Sep 2005 (UTC)

yeah, share-alike is kinda draconic. But then I also use ND (even more draconic, hah) to go with it, so it's all relative. --stillwaters/Talk 17:22, 18 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Featured articles

Is there a reason why there is nothing in the featured article section?--Nytrospawn 16:06, 14 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Some rogue admin must have blanked the featured article template... --—rc (t) 16:10, 14 Sep 2005 (UTC)
Oh its the Nihilism article...would have been more appropriate on the international blank a page day anniversary --Nytrospawn 16:14, 14 Sep 2005 (UTC)
We used it then too, but only for a day, so I left it in the rotation. --—rc (t) 21:55, 14 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Images For Deletion

Image for Deletion needs all pre-September unused images adding to it. Anyone got a magic wand? Note: some of the images are actually used. For example, Image:You01.jpg by Splaka is used in You, but Special:Unusedimages does not recognise that fact. --Gay2.gifIMBJRGay2.gif 18:52, 13 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Well I managed to do it myself. Go nuts. --Gay2.gifIMBJRGay2.gif 15:52, 14 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Stuff

Here is some stuff, written by a vain, occasionally funny idiot.

Vain comment

I've noticed that hardly anybody ever edits my pages. Maybe that means that my pages are so good that nobody wants to ruin them. Or maybe it means nobody ever reads my pages. Nah...

Immature fill-in poem that doesn't rhyme

Once I had a rash on my ________. I _______ and I _______ until it _______ on my _________. Fill in the above, being as immature as possible. The winner of the contest will recieve Her Majesty's Royal Flying Rat's Ass. Really.

Formatting

<lies>Did you know that y=mx+b? Well, too bad, you're wrong. Forget all you have known, and abandon it in the wrath of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. </lies>

Randomness

My toaster's mouse has 20 cinematic weasels on its bosom. The end.

Signature

--Cheeseboi 21:04, 12 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Once I had a rash on by boingy

I zappst it and I plaxed it

Until it splarged on my sproingy.

--Savethemooses 22:34, 12 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Are you some sort of heavenly agent sent to travesty me that I may know my transgressions, Cheeseboi? --Spintherism 23:00, 12 Sep 2005 (UTC)

This sub-section scares me. I think Cheeseboi is some kind of Government agent sent to monitor our responses to this otherwise innocuous-looking test. ARREST SAVETHEMOOSES! HE'S THE ONE YOU'RE AFTER! -- Sir Codeine K·H·P·B·M·N·C·U·Bu. · (Harangue) 23:20, 12 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Once I had a rash on my ass.
I scratched and I smashed until it crashed on my lap.
--Sir Insertwackynamehere CUN VFP 00:17, 13 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Your BellBottoms™ Local Phone De-Rectory

BOI Cheese 123 Main St...............555-1234
INSERTWACKYNAMEHERE Sir 304 Elm St...555-1827
ISM Spinther 206 E 2nd St............555-1440
MONSTER Flying Spaghetti 201 W 1st...555-1111
MOOSES Savethe 110 Oak St............555-1670
WILDE Oscar 469 Gay St...............555-1469
--Bouahat 00:59, 13 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Lookin' good so far, kids. I'll announce the winner tomorrow. --Cheeseboi 19:10, 13 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Uncyclopedia Plus!

Now announcing an exciting new frontier for the Uncyclopedia community! Unycyclopedia.... PLUS! That's right, now you can PAY for all the great features Uncyclopedia provides. Features such as the Village Dump are available until the switch is completely done.

Have fun! --Savethemooses 21:39, 11 Sep 2005 (UTC)

I have a problem. Should I post here or on the Report a problem page? Oh, well, I guess I should post here. You see, I sent in my credit card number to the nice woman on the phone, and when I look online I see that it's already been charged for $19.99. Twice. Yet I don't have my password yet, so I can't get to the sweet new content. I hear there's boobies in it. And now my card has been charged again. For $60 I hope those boobies sure are nice. I'm kinda worried that this is a scam, since I don't get any preview when I click on the front page. Can anyone help me? When I subscribed to Wikipedia+++ I got access right away. But their boobies weren't very good. Is this wikipedia? --N00b-clue 22:36, 11 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Please go to our Plus! Problems page if you have difficulty becoming a Plus! member. --Savethemooses 23:18, 11 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Oh, if you feel like it, put a link somewhere for the 'normal' front page when we do swaps to avoid complaints. --Chronarion 00:27, 12 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Um... that IS the normal page. And my goal is to generate as many complaints as possible.</s></font> --Savethemooses 20:25, 12 Sep 2005 (UTC)
I know it's in horrible taste, but can we add the plus version to the donate template? --Bone_F_clear.png Sir Famine, Gun Petition » 01:20, 12 Sep 2005 (UTC)
Do it! Plus! --Savethemooses 20:25, 12 Sep 2005 (UTC)

I have upgraded my subscription to Uncyclopedia MINUS, the uncyclopedia that pays you to read it! And I have taped signs advertising this grand new way to "make $$$ at home" on street light posts all over Kentucksylvania. --Bouahat 01:03, 13 Sep 2005 (UTC)

I think that the main page is getting annoying. I order Savethemooses to get rid of it. --A non-admin user who will likely get banned for insulting the admins, but doesn't care because he feels like... not... caring...

I feel like getting rid of YOU. Money-grubbing non-Plus! member. --Savethemooses 21:04, 12 Sep 2005 (UTC)

I reverted the main page, but the logo still needs to be changed back. For future reference, does Wiki.png just have to be replaced (overwritten) with the .png of the normal logo, or is there more to it? --—rc (t) 05:33, 13 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Hmm, I just clicked that (rev) link thingy next to the version on 10:12, 1 Sep 2005 and it seems to have done did it (so I guess in the future, that is all that done needs didding, I always wondered what that thing was for). As an admin, you might wanna (del) the old versions so they can't be reverted back annoyingly (I guess? if that is what the (del) button is for). --Splaka 08:06, 13 Sep 2005 (UTC)

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