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I made a new tag and would like to get feedback from the Comma Brigade, do we want this to be in general use, or do we want it to be a random occurrence? Would get us some more attention from potential customers. ---- DameViktoria Heart_anim.gif Icons-flag-gb - (Contribs) - (Talk) - (Block log) 14:19, 18 February 2008 (UTC)

Bmup smaller This usr is Dislektic an frekwent custommer of the Teh Profredding Servuc. & pourd of it.

*KA-BLAM* -- Brigadier General Sir Zombiebaron 01:16, 20 February 2008 (UTC)
Well personally I think maybe the mispellings is a bit overdone...I prefer it a bit more subtle.
But I love the idea of having a tag for the ZB's of the world. I don't think anyone has requested my services as much as him...well not proofreading services anyway ;)
P.S. that sig colour looks a just a little too similar to Ceridwyn Pink™ for my liking :P ~ Dame Ceridwyn ~ talk DUN VoNSE arc2.0 05:38, 22 February 2008
Yeah. :P Sir Modusoperandi 07:43, 22 February 2008 (UTC)
Well, if I get bored while at work tomorrow, I'll give it a tweak... -- DameViktoria Heart_anim.gif Icons-flag-gb - (Contribs) - (Talk) - (Block log) 11:40, 22 Feb

Template:Proveread :D Chairman of the Soviet Republicks (Keep Talking) 10:25, 27 August 2008 (UTC)

Fine work. Carry on. Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 20:31, 27 August 2008 (UTC)

edit revival

okay, time to organize the comma brigade again. if anybody even still has this page on their watchlist. but anyway, i'm going to archive the proofreads and kick everyone out and invite more people and such. just thought i'd announce it here before actually doing it. SirGerrycheeversGunTalk 20:50, 24 April 2009 (UTC)

Eye hav it on my wachlist. Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 20:51, 24 April 2009 (UTC)
hmmm you seem like a prime candidate. you're back in if you can please at least try to lay off the split infinitives this time. SirGerrycheeversGunTalk 20:54, 24 April 2009 (UTC)
I also have it on my watchlist. Occasionally, I check to see if anyone has submitted something to be proofread. Invariably, the answer is non. Tinymasaru.gifpillow talk 20:55, 24 April 2009 (UTC)
Watching this page is less important than going to Category:Proofread every once in a while and see if anything is there. Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 21:02, 24 April 2009 (UTC)
I occasionally check some spelling, and have been known to proofread stuff when I find time. A revival sounds good. --UU - natter UU Manhole 21:08, Apr 24
well, i'm surprised this many people even care. expect a full revamp sometime monday i guess. SirGerrycheeversGunTalk 21:11, 24 April 2009 (UTC)
O. Yu want peeple hoo cair? Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 21:16, 24 April 2009 (UTC)
Vamp and Revamp were brothers. They were on a boat. Vamp fell out. Who was left? Tinymasaru.gifpillow talk 21:18, 24 April 2009 (UTC)

edit I hope I didn't break some rule with my time travel bit

I saw an article that was well written but begging to be proofread. I approached the author who gave me a go ahead, but as it's currently VFH I copied it in order to proofread on my user space (again, with the agreement of the author). Now that I've nearly completed it, it occurred to me I could have done this formally as I signed up for the proofreading service. So I added the proofreading tag. I hope this isn't a problem. WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 00:32, October 15, 2009 (UTC)

No it isn't, remember this in future. There is no need to fear the wrath of other uncyclopedians if you are helping out. What were you expectuing us to say? HOW DARE YOU ADD THAT TEMPLATE TO THE PAGE!!! DON'T YOU KNOW IT IS ONLY FOR THE SPECIAL PAGES THAT HAVE HAD A REQUEST FOR HELP ON THEM???? YOU STUPID STUPID USER! HOW DARE YOU PRESUME TO HELP OUT THE WIKI! I'M GOING TO PUT YOU ON BAN PATROL NOW FOR BEING SUCH AN IDIOT! The preceding unsigned comment was added by ChiefjusticeDS (talk • contribs)
I've worked on five wikis, and yes, on some of them that is what I'd expect. :-) WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 19:05, October 15, 2009 (UTC)
Even if it's on VFH, you can proofread it there (without making a copy under your userpage). The only edits that are a no-no for pages on VFH are ones that really change the page. Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 11:00, October 15, 2009 (UTC)
I appreciate the advice. The reason I decided to proofread in my userspace is because I figured I'd probably end up saving several versions as I'd catch mistakes I'd missed on the previous edit. I didn't want someone to see I'd done half a dozen edits to a VFH. This way I only did one. WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 19:08, October 15, 2009 (UTC)

edit Faetured articels with lotz of misteaks

I've noticed that some articles have been on the edge of being featured, or have been featured, that have a number of easily fixable errors. Would people be interested in checking VFH and editing those that are on the edge of making it? I think we should let the primary authors know, maybe by posting a comment on VFH. (This is especially true because some errors may be made on purpose.) But even if we make corrections before the authors see it, there's always revert. What do the rest of you think? WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 17:03, October 28, 2009 (UTC)

When you see a mistake, fix it. If it looks like it maybe might be a deliberate error, ask the author. Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 17:20, October 28, 2009 (UTC)
I appreciate the advice, but what I'm talking about is a group effort to fix them. If an article's well written enough that it's about to get featured, it probably won't take too long to proofread it. But I don't see it as a one-person job. WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 17:23, October 28, 2009 (UTC)
It won't take too long, but proofreading isn't a one-person job? Since when? Do you specialize in vowels or something? Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 17:26, October 28, 2009 (UTC)
I specialize in guttural vowels used in French-derived English words. What I meant was I wouldn't expect one person (certainly not me) to proofread every VFH that appears to have a reasonable chance of being featured. WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 18:09, October 28, 2009 (UTC)
this is the group that originally started in order to check all VFH articles before their run on the main page. interest has waxed and waned (mostly waned) but please feel free to drum up interest and proofread some VFH articles yourself. SirGerrycheeversGunTalk 18:33, October 28, 2009 (UTC)
Thanks. I have done a few of them recently, and made a fix here and there to a few more. I'll work on a message to send to all PS members as I suspect many of them don't have this page on their watch list. WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 21:46, October 28, 2009 (UTC)
Are you trying to imply that Uncyclopedians are flakes?! Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 22:02, October 28, 2009 (UTC)
I've noticed something here. You can say something nice and polite, and someone will come along and try to make an insult or sexual reference out of it. So fine. You're all a bunch of masturbating flakes! There. I said it. Hey, feels kinda good. WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 22:24, October 28, 2009 (UTC)
sorry, we're just not used to nice, polite users who only aim to better the site through honest work. perhaps if you aimed a joke at modus' country, the famed/legendary canada, you might make more headway. SirGerrycheeversGunTalk 23:08, October 28, 2009 (UTC)
And by "canada" you mean "Easter Island". Obviously. Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 23:39, October 28, 2009 (UTC)
ahem, yes: easter island, the world's leading importer of maple syrup and the home of the regal bonobo. SirGerrycheeversGunTalk 03:20, October 29, 2009 (UTC)
Ha! He said "noticed something here!"  Avast Matey!!! Happytimes are here!* Happytimes.gif (talk) (stalk) Π   ~ Xkey280 ~  06:18, November 28, 2009 (UTC)


edit Proofreading Uncyclopedia's: Proofreading Service

{{BeenProofread}} - Oh the irony.

I really couldn't help myself once I brought up the page to edit my signature & willingness to volunteer, sorry if I offended that <insert name here> guy/gal or anyone else. Fell free to fix any of my misstakes.  Avast Matey!!! Happytimes are here!* Happytimes.gif (talk) (stalk) Π   ~ Xkey280 ~  06:18, November 28, 2009 (UTC)

Bmup smaller The Proofreading Service has proofreaded your article. Like it? Need more proofreading? Click here!

MAN! I really didn't stop until I did a complete overhaul. Now how do i pimp myself for some sort of awardings of some sorts...?  Avast Matey!!! Happytimes are here!* Happytimes.gif (talk) (stalk) Π   ~ Xkey280 ~  10:06, November 28, 2009 (UTC)

We only award incompetence. Do you like my crown? Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 16:49, November 28, 2009 (UTC)
Oooh! Sparkly!!!  Avast Matey!!! Happytimes are here!* Happytimes.gif (talk) (stalk) Π   ~ Xkey280 ~  18:28, November 28, 2009 (UTC)

edit [20.] UnNews: (Brudnopis)/"Gary Kirsten" 'introduces sex as new Indian cricket team's warm-up technique.'

Dear: User:Ptok-Bentoniczny's talk page: "Well I took a shot at this & left a few notes on the bottom of the page for you. (It seems like I added a lot of a's and the's to the article?) Go ahead and see if you like the edits. If you have any simple questions for me just leave a note on my talk page, and if you think it needs to be proofed again go ahead and put the {{Proofread}} tag back on the page and we can help as many times as it takes. You may want to ask Zim about specific formatting for UnNews because he's the master and I am a noob when it comes down to UnNews. Hope that helps, Cheers  Avast Matey!!! Happytimes are here!* Happytimes.gif (talk) (stalk) Π   ~ Xkey280 ~  09:51, December 4, 2009 (UTC)"

edit Yo

Can we get rid of the maintenance tags transcluded on this page? Having the templates puts this project page into a bunch of maintenance categories, so this page is tagged for fixing, cleanup, three levels of rewrite, etc. --Pleb SYNDROME CUN medicate (butt poop!!!!) 05:17, January 5, 2010 (UTC)

You don't like the advertising? Yeah, I can do it within the next week.  Avast Matey!!! Happytimes are here!* Happytimes.gif (talk) (stalk) Π   ~ Xkey280 ~  05 Jan 2010 ~ 05:20 (UTC)
For how much? The other guy said he could have it done in two days. --Pleb SYNDROME CUN medicate (butt poop!!!!) 05:28, January 5, 2010 (UTC)
Um, four-bits?  Avast Matey!!! Happytimes are here!* Happytimes.gif (talk) (stalk) Π   ~ Xkey280 ~  05 Jan 2010 ~ 08:46 (UTC)
Just have it done in 30 days, or else the proofreading service will be deleted thanks to the fix tag. --Pleb SYNDROME CUN medicate (butt poop!!!!) 22:19, January 5, 2010 (UTC)
Yessir! Right away Sir!  Avast Matey!!! Happytimes are here!* Happytimes.gif (talk) (stalk) Π   ~ Xkey280 ~  09 Jan 2010 ~ 02:48 (UTC)
Well my 1st attempt failed ....  Avast Matey!!! Happytimes are here!* Happytimes.gif (talk) (stalk) Π   ~ Xkey280 ~  09 Jan 2010 ~ 06:10 (UTC)
I've got a large order of fail here.
Aside from creating alternate templates I don't see a solution to this problem unless I embed (a sub-template of) the text box portion into the maintenance template itself, which would allow me to reference the sub-template on the UN:PROOF page.  Avast Matey!!! Happytimes are here!* Happytimes.gif (talk) (stalk) Π   ~ Xkey280 ~  10 Jan 2010 ~ 06:46 (UTC)
New Sub-template: Template:Sub-Fix referenced here.  Avast Matey!!! Happytimes are here!* Happytimes.gif (talk) (stalk) Π   ~ Xkey280 ~  10 Jan 2010 ~ 06:56 (UTC)

edit Note

Forum:Rewrite Tag rework may be the harbinger of some change for this page... wait to see!  Avast Matey!!! Happytimes are here!* Happytimes.gif (talk) (stalk) Π   ~ Xkey280 ~  31 Mar 2010 ~ 23:13 (UTC)

Fine! DJ Mixerr 01:25, August 23, 2011 (UTC) DJMIXERR (talk)(contributions)
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