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edit If A Wizard Did It ends up in the top 3..

..I'm gonna cry. SIRE FREDDMOOSHA Flag of Egypt AMUSE ME 09:25, May 7, 2010 (UTC)

At least MTV castles is likely to come higher than that is...                               Puppy's talk page00:40, June 5, 2009 Friday, 11:01, May 7 2010 UTC
Fuck people, stop voting for it. If it goes through here, it'll be bad enough. But it will also go to the candidacy for the Top 10 of 2010. If it makes it, which I suspect it will, new users will come, see the top ten and say "oh this must be funny lolz", see that article, and say "wtf this site sux i wont give my good writing to it". And of course, you'll piss off the experienced users. Getting it featured was far enough- this isn't even funny anymore.--Sir HELPME Talk (more? --> CUN ROTM NOTM Pleb USS Pees SK ) 19:20, May 7, 2010 (UTC)
Do you people do anything other than bitch? Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 19:41, May 7, 2010 (UTC)
No, being of a military order myself, griping is one of my few specialties -- Sir SF13 (Talk) Upsilonsigmasigmacrest GUN WotM RotM FBotM VFH SK Maj. ΥΣΣ 15:46 EST 7 May, 2010
It was featured, you guys, and has every right to be here. Fredd, maybe if you used up your other nine votes you could push a few other pages into contention. I don't mind Wizard, it's been around for a long time and is a cute little page, so I don't see what the fuss is about. And in the past several in-jokes have made the top articles of the year. Al des chains 19:53 7 5 MMX
If the count for Wizard gets higher than MTV Castles, I'll be removing my vote for it... --Matfen 19:58, May 7, 2010 (UTC)
YOU PEOPLE?!?! I am a dog thank you, and I am quite proud of my heritage! You better apologize before I leave! /me slaps Modus with a glove--Sir HELPME Talk (more? --> CUN ROTM NOTM Pleb USS Pees SK ) 22:21, May 7, 2010 (UTC)
So what I am hearing is that I should read MTV castles huh? Is it as quick a read as A wizard did it? I don't have a lot of time....  Avast Matey!!! Happytimes are here!* Happytimes.gif (talk) (stalk) Π   ~ Xkey280 ~  09 May 2010 ~ 05:16 (UTC)

edit A vote for Nintendo is a vote against The Fucking Wizard!

Do it -- Sir SF13 (Talk) Upsilonsigmasigmacrest GUN WotM RotM FBotM VFH SK Maj. ΥΣΣ 15:48 EST 7 May, 2010

edit This may be getting ugly

I sense that some people will be voting on the articles with higher numbers for the purpose of shutting out Wizard and not because they like the pages they're voting for. Please reconsider if you've done this, this is politics and nothing else. Yech. The Wizard may be not to your liking, but at least it's not going to a place where Uncy is touched by something non-magical. Al worried about the dark shadow over the top 10 this month 20:25 8 5 MMX

edit If you don't like a wizard...

Just vote for something else. Don't fucking bitch about it and try to cause drama. MegaPleb Dexter111344 Complain here 21:42, May 7, 2010 (UTC)

Don't get me wrong. I love teh wizard. I just feel a bit sorry for MTV castles, which had just a bit more work done to it. TBH, I'm just manipulating democracy to get what article I want to be top, as does everyone else who doesn't use up their full 10 votes. So yeah, basically what you said. --Matfen 21:49, May 7, 2010 (UTC)

edit Wow! It must be fucking dramaful or something!

What is this nonsense.

And I don't mean this nonsense. I know perfectly well what that nonsense is. Reports show it to be fucking magical, or something.

I'm talking about the nonsense of having a sense of humor vs. being recognized.

This site is a joke. I don't say that to be offensive. I say it as a compliment. The fact that a parody website can persist on the Internet for so long is a testament to its founders and its userbase, past and present. A parody website whose writers don't get paid.

Why exactly do people write for Uncyclopedia? I can't particularly say. I imagine some do it because they know someone'll read it and laugh, and they like that idea. Or maybe they have fun writing humor. Or perhaps they just love writing in a community setting, where people read and give feedback on each others' writing. I don't know. I imagine the exact reason is different for everyone.

But the trend I've seen ever since I showed up in the first place is that, well, sometimes people write to be recognized.

This isn't the place to do it.

Yes, I think good writing should be recognized. And I think it has been. If you write a particularly good article, people will notice, and not always in the ways you think. They'll write on its talk page. They'll write on your talk page. They'll quote it in IRC. It might also get voted to the front page, but that's unrelated.

What I do have a problem is, however, is when people write to be recognized. That's great and all, but again, a parody website - one that is inherently a joke - is not the place to do it. Sometimes utter shite will get voted to the front page. Again, the reasons behind it aren't the same for everyone, but I like to think of it as a reality check, something that shows that yes, we are still a site that's not to be taken seriously. Don't take it personally. It is not preventing good writing from being "recognized". Good writing gets recognized here no matter what, it's just not always displayed on the front page, or in the Top 10 of Nobody Fucking Cares.

Voting is a popularity contest, not a judgment on how good your writing is. Sure, you might want everyone to vote because of the quality of writing, but when you get down to it, they're going to vote for or against simply because they wanted to vote for or against. They might have complex reasoning behind it. They might not. They might be hopping on a bandwagon. It doesn't matter. They'll vote some particular way because they wanted to vote some particular way, and you're not ever going to change that.

This isn't a fucking writing contest, people. None of it is. The PLS, okay, that is a writing contest. This is a website. You're all contributing to it in some way or another. Sometimes we vote on shit. And it doesn't matter why things are put to a vote, because people aren't going to vote for the reasons you want them to. It's a popularity contest in the end, not a quality of writing contest.

If you want feedback on your writing, make friends first. Whether your article is "featured" or not makes not a spit of difference. Tons of junk that isn't very impressive gets featured and forgotten three days later. It doesn't mean anything more than "people voted for this". It doesn't mean you're a good writer. It doesn't even mean you're a decent one. It means a lot of people typed For and it appeared on the front page by fucking magic. Same with any voting procedure, including this one.

So chill out. If you're here to get recognition, and you think that awards / features / top 10 lists count as "recognition", you're doing it really fucking wrong. Recognition is something far more personal than that. I personally hope A Wizard Did It makes it to #1 of the next decade if for no other reason than to demonstrate that voting means nothing.  Sir Skullthumper, MD (criticize  writings  SU&W) 22:33 May 07, 2010

Symbol for vote For. Doc's essay as an example of good writing and reasoning. Al sans chains 2:19 8 5 MMX
Then what in God's name is it doing on Uncyclopedia?! Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 02:54, May 8, 2010 (UTC)
In my experience only writing gets recognitions. Unless I missed something? Did I miss something? I myself am here for the $0.02 monthly stipend.  Avast Matey!!! Happytimes are here!* Happytimes.gif (talk) (stalk) Π   ~ Xkey280 ~  09 May 2010 ~ 05:25 (UTC)

edit And now, a template of some kind

Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 23:00, May 7, 2010 (UTC)
Symbol for vote Dr. Skullthumper likes this.

SCROTUM

nuff said.                               Puppy's talk page00:40, June 5, 2009 Friday, 23:38, May 7 2010 UTC
YOUR MOTHER SUCKS COCKS IN HELL MOTHERFUCKER! The preceding unsigned comment was added by Paizuri (talk • contribs)

Template:BUTT POOP!!!!

Something about apples. Sir SockySexy girls Mermaid with dolphin Tired Marilyn Monroe (talk) (stalk)Magnemite Icons-flag-be GUN SotM UotM PMotM UotY PotM WotM 22:26, 8 May 2010

edit I'm sorry

It was just a joke. I never expected it to reach those proportions. SIRE FREDDMOOSHA Flag of Egypt AMUSE ME 09:34, May 8, 2010 (UTC)

Yes, that is a pretty big SCROTUM, of unspeakable proportions. As for your joke, why be sorry?You unintentially pawned lots of people into bringing out their knives against a prancing wizard and his owl, which is quite a trick. The wizard is fucking magical or something. Aleister, wizardhead 10:22 8 5 MMX
If it were done in an encyclopaedic manner it would have been fine.                               Puppy's talk page00:40, June 5, 2009 Saturday, 11:15, May 8 2010 UTC
It was really Matfen that did it for me. I'm sick of comments about how X article had more work put into it than Y article, so it should be voted higher. That is not how voting works, and it really shouldn't be your motive for writing - not because I think it's impure, but because I know you'll be disappointed. Also, HELPME's argument about attracting new users makes me almost want to launch into another essay... but that's for another time.  Sir Skullthumper, MD (criticize  writings  SU&W) 19:46 May 08, 2010
RedCheckMark For the Scrotum I vote yea on proposition scrotum -- Sf13 Upsilonsigmasigmacrest 15:53ish on may 8thish
Well, you're a skullhumper. Or something.--Sir HELPME Talk (more? --> CUN ROTM NOTM Pleb USS Pees SK ) 20:56, May 8, 2010 (UTC)

edit Fuck You All!

Klaus Nomi

Why is it that when I vote for or create an injokey article, I get blasted for it, and then when I try and make a serious ethical decision, I get blasted for it. Fuck this retarded site. I'm going to ED for a bit. Just need to get some anti-virus updates before I do, although a virus from ED would be better than the bullshit I get subjected to here. --Matfen 21:55, May 8, 2010 (UTC)

/Me waits for MO to barge in. ~Jewriken.GIF 21:57, May 8, 2010 (UTC)
Can I barge in before he does? MegaPleb Dexter111344 Complain here 22:06, May 8, 2010 (UTC)
Barger. Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 23:45, May 8, 2010 (UTC)
The answer is very simple: You're taking this site too seriously.  Sir Skullthumper, MD (criticize  writings  SU&W) 22:11 May 08, 2010
Actually, you really deserve more clarification than that. But I think you've completely missed the point of everything I just said. This site is not about voting. It's not about fighting over articles. It's about writing. If someone else's shit-for-article gets voted to the Top 10 then just let it, it doesn't impact you at all. It's a common misunderstanding on the site, considering we have several billion voting pages for everything, but it's a misunderstanding you can correct. Or you could storm off in a huff. Because that always works.  Sir Skullthumper, MD (criticize  writings  SU&W) 22:18 May 08, 2010

edit Could an admin please lock this page?

I feel like shit igniting this useless drama. All because of an Egyptian street meme.. Lock the talkpage and spare us the headache, please. SIRE FREDDMOOSHA Flag of Egypt AMUSE ME 22:25, May 8, 2010 (UTC)

Before they do, I encourage everyone to vote for my Obama/April fools article! It's very lonely. </whore> -- Kip > Talk Works Puzzle Potato Dry Brush CUN Icons-flag-us 22:27, May. 8, 2010
Deal. Go vote for my MTV one, and I'll vote for yours. </wikimafia> SIRE FREDDMOOSHA Flag of Egypt AMUSE ME 22:31, May 8, 2010 (UTC)
You really weren't responsible for its ignition... you made a humorous comment. Other people started getting more serious. It's really not your fault, and honestly, the only drama here is that people are takin' shit too seriously.  Sir Skullthumper, MD (criticize  writings  SU&W) 22:33 May 08, 2010
Obama Joker

Why so serious? -- Kip > Talk Works Puzzle Potato Dry Brush CUN Icons-flag-us 22:36, May. 8, 2010

edit What this whole discussion leads up to

Wizarddidit


THE ENB


So long, and thanks for all the Fisher Price. Sir SockySexy girls Mermaid with dolphin Tired Marilyn Monroe (talk) (stalk)Magnemite Icons-flag-be GUN SotM UotM PMotM UotY PotM WotM 22:43, 8 May 2010

FUCK  Sir Skullthumper, MD (criticize  writings  SU&W) 22:48 May 08, 2010
My mice thought that was very funny!  Avast Matey!!! Happytimes are here!* Happytimes.gif (talk) (stalk) Π   ~ Xkey280 ~  09 May 2010 ~ 05:26 (UTC)
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