User:Elvis/Talk Archve 2

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What you say!

Some of ED] is good!?!? HAVE AT YOU!!! --Savethemooses 18:11, 31 Oct 2005 (UTC)

Breaking news!

Talk:Main_Page --Savethemooses 23:15, 6 Sep 2005 (UTC)

my n00b foulup

Thanks for offering to help. I kinda sorta made a very large, stupid error last night but fixed it right away. Won't happen again. --KrUNk 16:17, 6 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Wiki madness

Dag. That stuff over at the other wiki is a real trainwreck. You and Carlb have the patience of saints. --Rcmurphy KUN 00:53, 26 Aug 2005 (UTC)

If you got time before August 31: Bl: for [1] Rcmurphy KUN 05:26, 26 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Undicness

Gutentag. I've adopted you as my patron saint of Undictionary gospel (1). Lucky you! Request for Comments:

  • I've been adding MTU left and right to appropriate new articles (see contribs), in the hope of them improving (a few have) rather than just move them right away.
Good idea I've been thinking of making a Work In Progress template, maybe that you have to sign or that automagically inserts the time ("This is work in progress, this template was placed XX:XX on XX/XX/XX if it's been more than Y days then it's probably been abandoned and cane be deleted") maybe have a play as it's a bank holiday weekend.--Sir Elvis KUN FIC Bur. | Petition 22:51, 26 Aug 2005 (UTC)
That'd be great. Could you put in an automatic timestamp in [[Template:MTU]] and Template:Qua? (and maybe some others like "What?") too? So one can see exactly how long they've been given the chance to improve, and haven't? --Splaka Bur. SG CM © 23:01, 26 Aug 2005 (UTC)
Dunno, I'll have to experiement--Sir Elvis KUN FIC Bur. | Petition 23:05, 26 Aug 2005 (UTC)
  • I've been slowly picking at the list of Category:Move to Undictionary looking for the oldest ones that haven't been updated.
Again good, at the same time you can evaluate them for huffing.--Sir Elvis KUN FIC Bur. | Petition 22:51, 26 Aug 2005 (UTC)
And removing MTU from ones that improved (ha) --Splaka Bur. SG CM © 23:01, 26 Aug 2005 (UTC)
  • I've been removing {{dict}} tags from articles in the improper namespace via stalking Category:Undictionary.
Good, good--Sir Elvis KUN FIC Bur. | Petition 22:51, 26 Aug 2005 (UTC)
  • I haven't been looking for Undic namespace articles that should be moved to cyclo, but I see many that could.
This is a tough one, Undic is really User:Carlb's baby I dunno if it's worth stalking his contribs and seeing if he has set any precedents (may be a lot of work however), Also I think he removes all Categories when he undictonaryifies (might be worth checking if this is true) which means that moving articles back into the main namespace should in theory mean adding cat's to them as well.--Sir Elvis KUN FIC Bur. | Petition 22:51, 26 Aug 2005 (UTC)
Hmm, mostly what bugged me were pages like Undictionary:MSN that have big templates, that cannot be removed. --Splaka Bur. SG CM © 23:01, 26 Aug 2005 (UTC)
Dunno if thats actual a problem as they are mostly navigational.--Sir Elvis KUN FIC Bur. | Petition 23:05, 26 Aug 2005 (UTC)
  • I notice that all the Category:Undictionary entries are under U, couldn't one manually force them into alphabetical order with {{dict|namewithoutundicnamespance}} Automated?
Again Carlb has User:Hymie the SpelChek™ bot which could probably do this, if your good with python, etc. you might be able to roll your own or suggest it too him.--Sir Elvis KUN FIC Bur. | Petition 22:51, 26 Aug 2005 (UTC)
Maybe we should point Carlb to this convo and RFC him (woo threesome). --Splaka Bur. SG CM © 23:01, 26 Aug 2005 (UTC)
I'd avoid the term RFC however :-) --Sir Elvis KUN FIC Bur. | Petition 23:05, 26 Aug 2005 (UTC)

And I think I did some other stuff too. Anywho, I'd like to know if I've been doing things right, if I should modify my methods, or if I need a flogging by Flammable. Thanks! --Splaka Bur. SG CM © 22:34, 26 Aug 2005 (UTC)

I've not seen any problems so far!--Sir Elvis KUN FIC Bur. | Petition 22:51, 26 Aug 2005 (UTC)
Undictionary:Danke ya. --Splaka Bur. SG CM © 23:01, 26 Aug 2005 (UTC)
  • I didn't create the original Undictionary, but did enlarge it somewhat by using it as a dumping ground for substubs too short to be full articles. I normally do remove any extra templates, categories, image tags and the like before moving something to Undictionary (as a dictionary definition is just a short one-paragraph chunk of text to be inserted automatically as part of a larger page, Undictionary:A-Z). The {{dict}} tag is then removed, the article renamed to remove "Undictionary:" and the category tags re-inserted when moving an item from Undictionary back to the main article space should it expand to more than a short ick!tionary definition. Forcing the entries to not all be under 'U' in the index may be a little awkward, as the robot script just generates the 26 main pages (each a list of the individual definitions, using templates) based on a "what links here" query against template:dict. If there's more than one version of template:dict, the script would need to change to adapt. --Carlb 04:34, 29 Aug 2005 (UTC)
Okiedokie, I'll keep doing what I am doing without so much complaining and questioning then. Danke. --Splaka Bur. SG CM © 23:27, 29 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Present

Your daily link of happiness. --Famine 23:11, 29 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Heh, so putting "Besides. 'some link' should be deleted" in your sig will get things deleted? (Well, George Bush did that to Iraq, hmmm.. clever). --Splaka Bur. SG CM © 23:29, 29 Aug 2005 (UTC)
No it's a Cato (the elder I think) reference, he (apparnantly) also finished his speeches (no matter what subject) with and furterhmore we should destroy Carthage, given my comment on the VFD I though it appropriate. My vote shouldn't count for anymore than anyone else's in VFD/VFH/VFP, etc. --Sir Elvis KUN FIC Bur. | Petition 23:46, 29 Aug 2005 (UTC)
Heh, I acutally did get the reference (and used it recently... coincidence?), I was just wondering if it worked for content management. Maybe we need a {{Cato}}. Muahaha. --Splaka Bur. SG CM © 00:01, 30 Aug 2005 (UTC)
Maybe thats where it got into my head then?--Sir Elvis KUN FIC Bur. | Petition 00:02, 30 Aug 2005 (UTC)
Aha, proof that it does work! Besides, ZFGC needs to be VFH. Cheers! --Splaka Bur. SG CM © 00:06, 30 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Actually, I find that our tastes run near each other. If you say "it must go", it holds more weight for me than if, say...wait - it doesn't matter. I mean, check the VFD history - how many times have I ever voted against deletion? I think I'm for deletion 97% of the time. I figure Uncyclopedia is like a Hydra. If the head is ugly, cut it off, and you'll get two more to choose from. If those are ugly, cut them, off, two more, etc. Once you get one you like (cute lips, sexy fangs) keep it. It's like a dangerous form of lottery.

And as for Cato, this learning crap is BULLSHIT. I do NOT come here to get some god damned fragment of a history lesson, only to have to look it up in wikipedia and learn more. What the hell is wrong with this site? Uncyclopedia...furthering my education? God...at this rate I'll be writing useful articles or some crap like that. That's it. I quit. --Famine 01:48, 30 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Reversions

Why did you revert my reversion? Care to talk about it in Village Dump? --Marcos_Malo OUN S7fc BOotS Bur. | Talk 16:59, 30 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Archiving

You seem like the kind of guy who'd know about this. Is there a specific command/procedure for archiving, or is it just a case of picking up the old stuff and creating a new page for it called Article:(Archive)(Page Number)? I'd like to do some tidying up, but I don't want to break anything :) -- Codeine 18:14, 31 Aug 2005 (UTC)

I think so essential, also remeber to add it to Uncyclopedia:The_Archive_Archive and adding the {{Archive|Uncyclopedia:Pages for deletion}} tags.--Sir Elvis KUN FIC Bur. | Petition 23:51, 31 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Front Page Jive

Thanks for switching the front page. I've been so busy with school and the hurricane stuff that I completely forgot about Blog Day... --Rcmurphy KUN 22:13, 31 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Confused n00b

Well, I just seem to have won Noob of the Month. So like, I am confused by the internets thing here (and my Yamaha cup holder is broked!). This says my user page shouldn't contain Sir, yet this says I can use it as a pre Nominal (but I don't see any other Commanders using it, and only the two top ranks are Knights). Is there like, a special reward given out for figuring all this out?? Anywho. Lemme know how the 'Sir' works (like, who can use it in their sig (although I did get that foreigners can use them, and I've always felt a bit british (Monty Python and Little Britain! And Reginald Perrin, Douglas Adams, Pink Floyd, The Who, Applie Pie and Haggis! Wait...)), but can non-knight Commander?), I want the lower userbitches to call me sir if I can get away with it, but not if I have to be a "writer of the month" or an admin, that involves work! Cheers! --Splaka CUN Bur. SG CM © 07:28, 4 Sep 2005 (UTC) (sig test)

Thats my fault I rather arbitarily decided that Commanders could ue sir as well and oviously didn't get all the places it's referenced, Aftersome playing it was found that it was better just to add the sir to your sig rather than move your user pages as the wiki got a bit confused. (I think I'm gonna claim that Commanders get made Batchelor Knights which should clear up some of he confusion (possibly), Anyway, as a example "My Nickname" in the preferences is Sir Elvis]] <small>[[Order_of_Uncyclopedia#Knight_or_Dame_Commander_.28KUN_or_DUN.29|KUN]]</small> <small>[[Template:FIYC|FIC]]</small> <small>[[template:Burninator|Bur.]]</small> | [[User talk:Elvis|Petition with raw singnatures unticked (the software automaticaly adds [[User:Elvis| to the front and ]] to the end, hence why they are missed off from my signature, hope that clears thngs up!--Sir Elvis KUN FIC Bur. | Petition 10:58, 4 Sep 2005 (UTC)
Okie, I'll add sir, sir! *lifts up visor and all that jazz* My sig is: --[[User:Splaka|Sir Splaka]] <small>[[Order_of_Uncyclopedia#Commander_.28CUN.29|CUN]] [[Template:Burninator|Bur.]] [[Template:Supergrass|SG]] [[Template:Cookie|CM]] [[Uncyclopedia:Awards%2C_Decorations_and_Honours|©]]</small> (I just use the (x) raw to make it simpler. --Sir Splaka CUN Bur. SG CM © 11:04, 4 Sep 2005 (UTC)
Thats the baby, I also noticed that for some reason NotM wasn't in the list of awards so I've added it. Finaly I'm considering converting my sig into a template template:Elvis\sig and just using that (it's frowned upon over at WP for some reason, but hey why not) so it's a little shorter.--Sir Elvis KUN FIC Bur. | Petition 11:16, 4 Sep 2005 (UTC)
Ok, I've just created Template:NOTM (direct copy of UOTM with new image and words), what do you think? --Sir Splaka CUN Bur. SG CM © 11:24, 4 Sep 2005 (UTC)
Fantastic, I sorta skirted around the fact that the template and image didn't exiust yet (being a lazy admin)!--Sir Elvis KUN FIC Bur. | Petition 11:26, 4 Sep 2005 (UTC)
Coincidence! I kind of skirted around the fact that there was no listing for the template before creating it, when suddenly there was a link to it on the 'what links here', heh. Now my sig is really damn long. I noticed User:IMBJR/sig's page, how does one pipe that into your sig? --Sir Splaka CUN NotM Bur. SG CM © 11:33, 4 Sep 2005 (UTC)
I think you just put {{:User:Splaka/sig}} in the singature box (with raw signatures ticked, hold on I'll have a play.--Sir Elvis KUN FIC Bur. | Petition 11:36, 4 Sep 2005 (UTC)
Has it worked.--Elvis 11:38, 4 Sep 2005 (UTC)
Another go--Elvis 11:39, 4 Sep 2005 (UTC)
This works in the sandbox --The Right Honourable Maj Sir Elvis UmP KUN FIC MDA VFH Bur. CM and bars UGM F@H (Petition) 11:48, 4 Sep 2005 (UTC) 11:41, 4 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Hmm, mine seems to work on my talk page fine. Odd. --Splaka 12:00, 4 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Annoying --Elvis 12:46, 4 Sep 2005 (UTC)

The Right Honourable Maj Sir Elvis UmP KUN FIC MDA VFH Bur. CM and bars UGM F@H (Petition)
Splaka
Gay2.gifIMBJRGay2.gif

hmmmm.... Do you have (x) raw checked? --Splaka 12:49, 4 Sep 2005 (UTC)
Yep....--Elvis 12:51, 4 Sep 2005 (UTC)
OK, I think this will work, I think there was a cache problem, but I removed all your recent sigs from this page and now it should work --Splaka 12:55, 4 Sep 2005 (UTC)
Yay it works!!!--The Right Honourable Maj Sir Elvis UmP KUN FIC MDA VFH Bur. CM and bars UGM F@H (Petition) 12:56, 4 Sep 2005 (UTC)
Whew! Ok, thanks for a crazy night, the sun is rising, time for bed. Cheerio! --Splaka 12:58, 4 Sep 2005 (UTC)
Thanks for that nighty, night and don't let the bed bugs bite.--The Right Honourable Maj Sir Elvis UmP KUN FIC MDA VFH Bur. CM and bars UGM F@H (Petition) 13:00, 4 Sep 2005 (UTC)
And thanks for beating on this - I have been thinking about for ages now, but haven't had the time. Yoink... Bone_F_clear.png Sir Famine, Gun Petition » 15:56, 4 Sep 2005 (UTC)
Just to check, I assume you know and are doing it, but {{User:Famine/sig}}~~~~~ gives the base sig + timestamp. Bone_F_clear.png Sir Famine, Gun Petition » 15:59, 4 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Signatures not working on own pages

I think it has to do with the way MediaWiki implements links that basically link to self. Eg. If an article was called "Fisting Mofos Of the Universe", then placing [[Fisting Mofos Of the Universe]] in said article will get you a piece of bolded text rather than a link that is pointing to where you're at. This too foxed through me for a while when I was testing my sig. I could never figure out why it went bold instead of acted as a proper link - then I realised what was going on. Placing the sig anywhere else works. --Gay2.gifIMBJRGay2.gif 19:31, 4 Sep 2005 (UTC)

As suggested above the problem (i had) was that no part of the signature showed up, Splaka however fixed in and thinks it may have been a caching problem. Cheers for getting back --The Right Honourable Maj Sir Elvis UmP KUN FIC MDA VFH Bur. CM and bars UGM F@H (Petition) 19:34, 4 Sep 2005 (UTC)
What clued me in was when I was testing the sig on a (preview of a) page that already contained the sig and it wouldn't update, but would in other previews or if I previewed just a section that didn't contain older expamples of a sig. What I did then was removed the 5 red links of Elvis's sig (the first of which was used before he'd created his /sig folder, which it seems was causing all future references of his sig to be redded too, lazy mediawiki), and it worked. Or something. No idea why. --Splaka 04:13, 5 Sep 2005 (UTC)

mtu abuse

Man, what is with all the short articles today. I just MTU tagged like 50 pages. I hate to put so many on the already bloated VFD (and some are too good for QVFD). What do you think about having any MTU that haven't been moved or expanded in 7 days (and that no admin feels like MTUing themselves) just get huffed? Or is that too harsh? I think you need some more admins (not me). Or you need me to stop MTU/QVFDing. Muahaha. Anywho --Splaka 07:48, 12 Sep 2005 (UTC)

I certsainly think that something should happen after 7 days, depending on number that might be the time to move them to full fat VFD. --The Right Honourable Maj Sir Elvis UmP KUN FIC MDA VFH Bur. CM and bars UGM F@H (Petition) 07:52, 12 Sep 2005 (UTC)
Man, 50 added to VFD on a day... *pain*... I'd move more to undic myself (which I've done a few) if it didn't require at least 3 steps. (Dialup) (whine). -Spl
Wish I could lend a hand but I've got to be off, Sorry --The Right Honourable Maj Sir Elvis UmP KUN FIC MDA VFH Bur. CM and bars UGM F@H (Petition) 08:11, 12 Sep 2005 (UTC)


Hi?

Er, sorry, don't mind me asking, but do you think I could be a nominee for noob of the month? I mean, I still don't know how most of the site even works, not to mention a couple of lame articles (Chocolate-covered black holes}. Am I a noob, for now? Dac1990, September 13, 2005 00:51 UTC

Please, Sir, can I have one? User:Mhaille, September 17, 2005 11:12 UTC

err can you ask someonelse I've already nominated 2 this month, and I'll get a rep if I nominate 3!--The Right Honourable Maj Sir Elvis UmP KUN FIC MDA VFH Bur. CM and bars UGM F@H (Petition) 12:02, 17 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Perhaps THATS why I asked you...... :) User:Mhaille, September 17, 2005 13:28 UTC

Cookie

Newcookie Insertwackynamehere has awarded you a cookie!
Now go play in traffic.

for the sig template idea

EDIT: also, I was wondering, for user page names, Sir_User:(yourname) (postfix) and Dame_User:(yourname) (postfix) screw it up, so I'm thinking of changing the spec page or whatever to say User:Sir (yourname) (postfix) and User:Dame (yourname) (postfix) but I wanted to ask you --Maj Sir Insertwackynamehere Icons-world CUN VFH VFP Bur. CMInsertwackynamehere 01:19, 14 Sep 2005 (UTC)

I think the main problem is that it no longer works as a user page (i.e. User Contribs, Email this user links don't appear in the toolbox on the left), hence why it has been suggested that only redirects are created to your normal userspace, that being said if you can get it to work go for it!, I also can't realy lay claim to the idea of templated sigs as User:IMBJR gave me the idea first! (I've still added to to my sig however :-) --The Right Honourable Maj Sir Elvis UmP KUN FIC MDA VFH Bur. CM and bars UGM F@H (Petition) 07:37, 14 Sep 2005 (UTC)
Mmm, cookies. Now when IWNH gives IMBJR a cookie, IMBJR will claim someone else did it! This is like that Barney song... Anywho, Sir Elvis I gots a question: I tried "CM and Bar" (got two cookies) but that bloats the sig so much. Is this allowed instead? CM (source is <font style="text-decoration: overline; font-size: 80%;">[[Template:Cookie|CM]]</font>) --Splaka 08:02, 14 Sep 2005 (UTC)
Well the "and Bar" bit is from how other medals are used (i.e. wikipedia:Victoria_Cross#Awards) but I guess as we are making most of it up as we go along so I don't see why not. --The Right Honourable Maj Sir Elvis UmP KUN FIC MDA VFH Bur. CM and bars UGM F@H (Petition) 08:05, 14 Sep 2005 (UTC)
I was just reading that before changing it, but was somewhat confused by it anyhow. Are awards mentioned in Commonwealth titles? How are they mentioned in print form? What is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow? --Splaka 08:20, 14 Sep 2005 (UTC)
Some awards allow you to use Post nominals (i.e. letters after your name) the same way having a university degree does (B.A. with Hons. for instance), the Vicoria Cross being one of them, the "and Bar" bit refers to the fact that if you are awared a second instead of wearing two medals at formal occasions there is a bar placed on the ribbon the medal hangs from, thus the Post Nominal is "VC and Bar". Not sure what you mean by commonwealth titles the Order of the British Empire (which I shameless ripped) off is a Chivalric Order (i.e. a Order of Knighthood, although only the top 2 ranks are actual Knighted and thus able to use the Pre-Nominal Sir/Dame). The queen can also raise someone to the peerage or nobility, (i.e. Become a Baron of Somewhere or a Duke of Someplace for instance) in which case how you are addressed can get (even more) confusing.--The Right Honourable Maj Sir Elvis UmP KUN FIC MDA VFH Bur. CM and bars UGM F@H (Petition) 11:31, 14 Sep 2005 (UTC)
Ok, I changed the specs for userpages, and gave a cookie to the (hopefully) real inventor. also, settling on "and Bar" alternate would be cool, but I kinda like "and Bar" so we could have either/or or something --Maj Sir Insertwackynamehere Icons-world CUN VFH VFP Bur. CMInsertwackynamehere 11:55, 14 Sep 2005 (UTC)
Eithier/Or works for me --The Right Honourable Maj Sir Elvis UmP KUN FIC MDA VFH Bur. CM and bars UGM F@H (Petition) 12:02, 14 Sep 2005 (UTC)
Perhaps you could choose between "and Bar", an overline, or bolding it? I'll do that I think EDIT: Ok, I made it so you can bold the award name, the overline looks kinda weird I thought, but basically if you have 3 or more postfixes in your name, any "and Bar"s can be removed and the award itself is encased with ''' to make it bold.--Maj Sir Insertwackynamehere Icons-world CUN VFH VFP Bur. CMInsertwackynamehere 14:28, 14 Sep 2005 (UTC)
Ok, bolded it instead. Brit titles are tough stuff! --Splaka 20:09, 14 Sep 2005 (UTC)
Meh realized Bold doesnt display in smaller font sizes in Firefox, so back to the overline idea. i think its better now :) --Maj Sir Insertwackynamehere Icons-world CUN VFH VFP Bur. CMInsertwackynamehere 22:01, 14 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Image links

Re: the discussion here you participated in, I accidentally found a solution (a bit late). Just an FYI. I didn't put this in the VD because it probably doesn't need to be too-common knowledge. Cheers. --Splaka 00:19, 16 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Frickin' pervs with their tildes hanging out

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The Right Honourable Maj Sir Elvis UmP KUN FIC MDA VFH Bur. CM and bars UGM F@H (Petition)

The Right Honourable Maj Sir Elvis UmP KUN FIC MDA VFH Bur. CM and bars UGM F@H (Petition) 21:32, 16 Sep 2005 (UTC)

21:32, 16 Sep 2005 (UTC)

21:32, 16 Sep 2005 (UTC)~

21:32, 16 Sep 2005 (UTC)~~

21:32, 16 Sep 1939 (Late, the war started.)~~

Promotion of Codeine?

While cruising the OoU, I moved User:IMBJR up to Commander because of his Featured Picture. But, I also discovered something else. According to this, apparently anyone can give any admin the Template:Deletion Award, which then promotes them to Knight/Dame Commander. If this is indeed the case, I would like to give this award to User:Codeine, one of the most vicious deleters of crap of late (who isn't already a Commander or higher). Also, I am tired of him calling me Sir all the time, I'd feel more comfortable if he outranked me. Plus he promised me pants. Thoughts? --Splaka 08:42, 17 Sep 2005 (UTC)

I think it's realy intended to recognise a massive single effort to delete stuff RCMurphys on the 4/8 I'd ask User:Flammable KUN as it's "his" award and I don't like giving out another mans award (or something)--The Right Honourable Maj Sir Elvis UmP KUN FIC MDA VFH Bur. CM and bars UGM F@H (Petition) 09:07, 17 Sep 2005 (UTC)
Oklie doklie! Ta. --Splaka 09:17, 17 Sep 2005 (UTC)
PS Heh, he did just delete 70+ pages in about 15 minutes, although that was to move the Polish encyclopedia (so might not count). --Splaka 04:51, 19 Sep 2005 (UTC)
PPS Ok, 222 in 22 minutes. You'd think he was trying to win an award or something... saywaitaminute, maybe he's reading our minds! Arg! Block him with random thoughts and tin foil! LA-LA-LA-LA-LA-ROW ROW ROW YOUR BOAT I LIKE PARIS IN THE SPRING TIME I LIKE PARIS IN THE FALL I LIKE BIG BUTTS AND I DON'T KNOW WHY SING A SONG OF SIXPENCE... oh and happy pirate day, the page looks totally fucked great Arr! --Splaka 08:52, 19 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Who, me? Oh no, I'm happy being the unsung hero of Uncyclopedia. I mean, I only spend more time cleaning this place up than an army of housewives, but did I ever get N00b of the month? Or Uncyclopedian of the month? A pretty template all of my own? Or even a "Hey, thanks Codeine. The place looks lovely and clean"?. Oh, no. I get outranked by people who have been here a quarter of the time... *bursts into tears* Sometimes it seems like you don't love me anymore, Uncyclopedia. *sniff* -- Sir Codeine K·H·P·B·M·N·C·U·Bu. · (Harangue) 11:04, 19 Sep 2005 (UTC)

That's Sir-people-who-have-been-here-a-quarter-of-the-time to you. Oh, and please don't banninate me! I left a message for Flammable (who seems to have disappeared for a few days) to check out this somewhat strange convo, which is why I keep spamming poor Elvis about it. Cheers (was filmed before a live studio audience). PS: Arr --Splaka 11:12, 19 Sep 2005 (UTC)
Ok, Flammable replied, and 222 in 22 minutes (10 per minute) definitely (seems to) qualify Cody. So I hereby, er, thereby, award him the thingy here. Elvis, will you do the honours of giving him the promotion, pips, and spanking? --Splaka 21:05, 22 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Battle of Orgreave

I really enjoyed the Battle of Orgreave article. It fits in very well with the Disney Empire saga. It is a bit on the British side of things, but I think we Americans can enjoy it well enough.

There should be a directory of the large sagas and memes scattered within Uncyclopedia. The Disney Empire and Bloodbath come to mind (those are the ones I have been most involved in), but there are other ones like Oprah, The Yuletide Testament, and Kittens which have a substantial number of articles. Some of these memes are even reasonably coherent. It may help newbies to work within some of these memes. They are good starting places, providing structure while allowing some imagination—a good playground for the beginner. --KP CUN 22:58, 27 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Template:dict

I originally added the {{PAGENAMEE}} variable in hopes that pages would be sorted by letters other than U, but I wasn't really thinking at the time, since Undictionary: isn't a real namespace, thus the variable doesn't work. --Evice 21:56, 29 Sep 2005 (UTC)

What would it take to get Undictionary: made as a real namespace? Intervention by JasonR? Sacraficing virgins? 3rd term for GWB? Also, does either of you know why Category:Move to Undictionary has most of the entries under "0"? --Splaka 23:27, 29 Sep 2005 (UTC)
  1. I've asked on m:Help_talk:Custom_namespaces#New_Custom_Namespace_but_artilces_already_exist incase it seriously breaks something.
  2. Erm my fault, I was trying to get them to be organised by time/date the {{MTUsign}} was put on to ease the task of working out what could be huffed but it didn't work and I forgot to undo my changes, sorry </blushes>--The Right Honourable Maj Sir Elvis UmP KUN FIC MDA VFH Bur. CM and bars UGM F@H (Petition) 23:36, 29 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Unused Image

1763 Frederick-01.JPG has become a homeless ickle puppy and you are its keeper. Do you wish to rehouse the wittle doggy or have it DESTROYED?


WotM etc.

Hey, I saw that you were cleaning up the awards pages. I updated the front page template - I figured you were going to take care of it when you were done with the rest of the stuff, but I wanted to get in a dig at WJU. Feel free to edit it if you had other plans. --—rc (t) 00:38, 1 Oct 2005 (UTC)

Thats fine --The Right Honourable Maj Sir Elvis UmP KUN FIC MDA VFH Bur. CM and bars UGM F@H (Petition) 00:41, 1 Oct 2005 (UTC)

Wow, you need an award for award-handing-out-manship (how about a Major Award? heh)! That was a lot of work! And yay, I Kun now! Teehee. Any serfs to beat up? Also, I was wondering, someone can get made an OUN, yet there is no badge for it (notice my "awards" section on my page, I just used the OUN template), do you think it needs one? Maybe it doesn't, since it isn't a terribly big deal, but asking your thoughts anyhow. Also, testing my new siggy: --Splaka 02:33, 1 Oct 2005 (UTC)

I sorta designed the UOTM as a General useful to Uncyclopedia award, to cover stuff like that, also OUN has does have
OUN
Officer of the Order
, reason being that advancement in the order is a consequence of being awarded other awards/responabilities rather than the other way around (if that makes sense) --The Right Honourable Maj Sir Elvis UmP KUN FIC MDA VFH Bur. CM and bars UGM F@H (Petition) 10:02, 1 Oct 2005 (UTC)
Does sorta make sense. It is just a bit confusing that OUN is both a rank and an award. The only way to acheive that rank is to win that award, while all the other ranks have various methods. Also, kinda funny that this joke of yours is becoming so serious *grin*. I quote an IRL friend: "That seems awfully formal of uncyc". BTW, do you think there are too many awards? I think we might want to remove some "official" ones (like cookie monster) and restrict addition of more, pending VFADH. Thoughts? Feelings? Burning sensations? Maybe this is a topic for the VFADH talk page. --Splaka 10:10, 1 Oct 2005 (UTC)
I dunno I about too many, if you look at the military or Scouts even there are loads of different awards, I'm wondering about photshopping this to show where to put them all :-)--The Right Honourable Maj Sir Elvis UmP KUN FIC MDA VFH Bur. CM and bars UGM F@H (Petition) 10:25, 1 Oct 2005 (UTC)
None of the Order of Uncyclopedia, are "awards" but ranks with a Chivilric order of knighthood, so to take the military (or cubs) example, Order Ranks are like military rank, Lieutenant, Captain, General etc., it just so happens that when you get awarded certain medals and awards you are automagicaly promoted within the order. --The Right Honourable Maj Sir Elvis UmP KUN FIC MDA VFH Bur. CM and bars UGM F@H (Petition) 10:29, 1 Oct 2005 (UTC)
Ok, gotcha. And yes, we need an uncyc convention with people wandering around with trophies and patches, hehe. Speaking of, shouldn't writer-of-the-month have a patch too? Or rather, shouldn't they all have patches and/or medals, (separate from the tropies where trophies exist) ? --Splaka 10:36, 1 Oct 2005 (UTC)
Yes of course!--The Right Honourable Maj Sir Elvis UmP KUN FIC MDA VFH Bur. CM and bars UGM F@H (Petition) 10:49, 1 Oct 2005 (UTC)
I'm working on the placement of badges thing now--The Right Honourable Maj Sir Elvis UmP KUN FIC MDA VFH Bur. CM and bars UGM F@H (Petition) 11:03, 1 Oct 2005 (UTC)
Ok, I'll be gone for a while now. You should totally do an outline of what you want for trophies/medals/patches/scrolls/ligatures for all the current and future awards (and what type of citation/award/promotion gets a patch as opposed to a trophy, and such). Some standardization is in order ^_^. And just in case you don't have enough to do, can you please move all those MTU tagged entries? *hides* --Splaka 11:09, 1 Oct 2005 (UTC) PS, great inspiration: Wikipedia:Nazi concentration camp badges
Awesome work :) I've often thought that this whole badge system as fun and fufilling as it is, might be a bit to formal for uncyclopedia, also, but then I realized, wait! Its fun, its silly, and its not like we take it any more seriously than just proving that we've done more stuff for Uncyclopedia, so then I stop worrying about it. If we start acting like elitist snobs because of it, then its a different story, but right now, its so formal its satirical, and we all know that its just for fun which is what this site is about. Also, I think Cookie Monster should stay as an award, because it was the first of the general awards. Or maybe we could make it a dead award, which cant be given anymore, as more specific awards take its place? I just dont wanna lose my cookies :P Yumm cookies :) --Maj Sir Insertwackynamehere Icons-world CUN VFH VFP Bur. CMInsertwackynamehere | Talk 17:36, 1 Oct 2005 (UTC)
Oh I defineitly I don't think we should be taking any of this stuff seriously, so much so that the formality of VFADH scares me slightly, but equlay this is all colaborative and I certainly don't claim to "own" any of it so if people want to do that it's cool by me. --The Right Honourable Maj Sir Elvis UmP KUN FIC MDA VFH Bur. CM and bars UGM F@H (Petition) 02:20, 2 Oct 2005 (UTC)

Darn!

I didn't win!--Alfred 23:16, 2 Oct 2005 (UTC)

Featured Wikicity

Hi! Thanks for voting. You might also want to add it to the nominees on the wikicities:Featured Wikicity page with some supporting reasons. It's not required, but it might increase Uncyclopedia's chances. --CocoaZen talk

Gordon Flash - thanks, but...

Hello Elvis,

thanks for the explanation... I've already thought that moving to the Undictionary doesn't mean the article is a slut, ops, slur. But I just couldn't figure out WHY the Gordon Flash should be moved to undictionary if it isn't neither a word explanation, neither, at least as my sense says (if you say I'm non-sense I'll be satisfied :), so little, nor not expected to grow (and neither a slur!!! I'm not the author of that article, so you can say it's a slur!! Go, say it's a slur! :). Since marking a article as a candidate to undic. is a adm. task, answering to me isn't so important (when I wrote to Splaka I was thinking if I should mark Cancún as candidate to undic, but now I know I mightn't...), but thanks in advance if you do...

Ah, holy will be the day when the muse takes me instead a lot of dirty neurons flooding my head : )

Bye, Riba. --Ribamar 01:26, 5 Oct 2005 (UTC)

Anyone can place the {{mtu}} tags on a page if they think it would better fit in undic, it's just that Admins seem to do it more often (usualy because they have been here longer and spend more time patrolling the new pages list so come across likely candidates more often), hell anyone can suggest a page for QVFD or VFD, move articels in and out of Undictonary equaly anyone can move an article from QVF to regualr VFD if they think it needs more discusion and argue for keeping it. The only thing users can't do is physicaly delete pages as they lack the required rights within the software but thats just a technical matter rather than a cultural/organisational one here. --The Right Honourable Maj Sir Elvis UmP KUN FIC MDA VFH Bur. CM and bars UGM F@H (Petition) 08:05, 5 Oct 2005 (UTC)

hahahaha, thanks for the format block --Chronarion 00:35, 7 Oct 2005 (UTC)

Question

How does one become an administrator?--Alfred 22:44, 7 Oct 2005 (UTC)

Alfred, I believe you already asked this question of at least one admin. Wasn't the answer here good enough for you? --Bone_F_clear.png Sir Famine, Gun Petition » 01:44, 8 Oct 2005 (UTC)
  1. Write some full length articles (that at a minimum don't get qvfd'd and/or VFD'd).
  2. Constructively edit existing articles.
  3. Be funny.
  4. Take part in the community, Village Dump, etc., vote on VFD.
  5. Help in the "maintenance", reverting vandalism, reporting offenders to Uncyclopedia:Ban Patrol, Moving stuff to/from Undictonary, expanding/rewriting QVFD'ers.
  6. m:Don't be a dick.
  7. Invent fun "toys" for uncyclopedia (useful templates, procedures, etc).
  8. Do all of the above for at least a month.
  9. Wait until there is a call for more admins.
  10. Get yourself nominated and/or self nominate your self.

--The Right Honourable Maj Sir Elvis UmP KUN FIC MDA VFH Bur. CM and bars UGM F@H (Petition) 08:03, 8 Oct 2005 (UTC)

Template:Jingoism

Great template - I do like it. The problem I'm having, and I'm guessing you had it too, due to the bizzare coding of it, is that the image really needs to be the background for the template. Currently, with my browser +resolution +fonts I have text spilling off both sides and the bottom of the flag image. I hunted around, but didn't see any way to make that happen inside the wiki markup. Figured I'd bring it up in case you had any ideas, or anyone else who pokes their head into here did. --Bone_F_clear.png Sir Famine, Gun Petition » 21:45, 9 Oct 2005 (UTC)

It maybe worth seeing if it's worth editing MediaWiki:Monobook.css to add a custom style for it but I certainly couodn't work out how to do it "properly" (hence as you realised the weird markup, stolen from Splaka).--The Right Honourable Maj Sir Elvis UmP KUN FIC MDA VFH Bur. CM and bars UGM F@H (Petition) 07:23, 10 Oct 2005 (UTC)
Huh? Stolen from me? I stole it from you for Template:Purplespleen! *confused*, Unless you mean you modified my above-title text trick, which I stole from Hyad [2] who stole it from Weev who got his user page taken away from him, for abusing it on WP. --Splaka 05:14, 11 Oct 2005 (UTC)
Yep thats the one. --The Right Honourable Maj Sir Elvis UmP KUN FIC MDA VFH Bur. CM and bars UGM F@H (Petition) 09:33, 11 Oct 2005 (UTC)
OK, I accept partial blame for that. Sowwie! Btw, I hacked together a mini auto-MTU-tag script. I popped a copy into BobBobBob's scripts as a second opinion/test thingy (since my scripts are somewhat messy at the moment). Thought you might find it useful, being the father of the MTU tags. Now, if a javascript genius could make a "move to undictionary" button/script for us.... --Splaka 11:12, 11 Oct 2005 (UTC)

sig test --The Right Honourable Maj Sir Elvis UmP KUN FIC MDA VFH Bur. CM and bars UGM F@H (Petition) 16:40, 18 Oct 2005 (UTC)

Mega deletion award

For this swathe of rapid annihilation, I've put the Mega Deletion award on your user page (according to Flammable's guidelines). Me like fire. -- Sir Codeine K·H·P·B·M·N·C·U·Bu. · (Harangue) 13:04, 19 Oct 2005 (UTC)

Yay more pointless letters after my name!!!!! I was almost considering inventing a few more awards to bulk it up a bit :-) --The Right Honourable Maj Sir Elvis UmP KUN FIC MDA VFH Bur. CM and bars UGM F@H (Petition) 13:19, 19 Oct 2005 (UTC)

uncyc uniform

may I have the original GIMP version? thanks :) samuel dot horwitz at verizon dot net --Maj Sir Insertwackynamehere Icons-world CUN VFH VFP Bur. CMInsertwackynamehere | Talk 00:55, 24 Oct 2005 (UTC)

Featured Wikicity

Thank you for doing the updates for this month's Featured Wikicity. I'm not quite sure why you changed the link to the blurb version rather than wikicities:Featured Wikicity/Uncyclopedia as we have done with previous features. If you don't mind, I'll change it back. If you want it to stay this way, let me know (and I'd appreciate knowing what's better about this way). Again, thanks for the updates! --CocoaZen 03:07, 3 Nov 2005 (UTC) talk

Solved logo problem

(copied from Talk:Main_Page) Upon further investigation it turns out you apparently can't change a logo via javascript, but only via css. However, the css we were loading was offsite. So, I moved it onsite to one of the few places you can have it onsite, in a user's space: User:Elvis/memoryalpha.css (Elvis was the designer of the page). Then I edited it to show RC's logo, and changed the MediaWiki:Monobook.js to point to /index.php?title=User:Elvis/memoryalpha.css&action=raw&ctype=text/css (to load just the raw text) whenever any user was on Tlh: (and using monobook of course). Phew! --Splaka 06:36, 24 Nov 2005 (UTC)

So, you can just create a new User:Elvis/whatever.css and conditionally linkifiy it via MediaWiki:Monobook.js if/then import. Enjoy. --Splaka 06:36, 24 Nov 2005 (UTC)

Hey there

So are you alive or what? I thought I was being a slacker admin by taking a few weeks semi-off, and then I realized I hadn't seen you in months. Did England turn off the internet again, or did you just get personally banned? Bone_F_clear.png Sir Famine, Gun Petition » 01:14, 11 Jan 2006 (UTC)

I was on holiday for about a month and I'm now picking up all the work that has built up!, I have been semi-lurking as well.--The Right Honourable Maj Sir Elvis UmP KUN FIC MDA VFH Bur. CM and bars UGM F@H (Petition) 13:00, 11 Jan 2006 (UTC)

WIP tag

Hello, IRC cabal has decided to ask you if we can huff Template:WIP (or make it a redirect to Template:Construction). The tag is a bit redundant, and now that we have mod6 timestamping (see Category:Worthless Articles) it doesn't seem absolutely necessary. Thoughts? --Splaka 06:20, 15 Jan 2006 (UTC)

I see no reason not to change WIP to use the same mod6 timestamping as well, it's just the whole orange cones means under construction thing is so geocities I wanted somthing a bit more interesting (hence the titanic).--The Right Honourable Maj Sir Elvis UmP KUN FIC MDA VFH Bur. CM and bars UGM F@H (Petition) 10:22, 16 Jan 2006 (UTC)

Personally, I like it because a large percentage of the morons who come here won't get the joke about the quality of their work. While I'm usually anti-template, I'd vote keep on this one if asked. Bone_F_clear.png Sir Famine, Gun Petition » 14:24, 16 Jan 2006 (UTC)

Tasmania

Read it to understand. Because every woman has one 144.131.247.235 01:02, 28 January 2006 (UTC)

css reskin movement

Hello, your reskin has been moved to facilitate a reorganization of the reskin process and to make your life generally more complicated. This is a form letter. -Splaka --Splaka 12:32, 2 February 2006 (UTC)

Uncyclopedia talk:Ban Policy

WTF is all this "1 week to 1 month Week" crap you pasted in the comments? Spaztastic error or malicious attempt to screw up the voting, and mess with people's heads? Regardless, it gave me a good laugh. Bone_F_clear.png Sir Famine, Gun Petition » 16:50, 4 February 2006 (UTC)

WIth me alwasy err on the side of balls up over conspiracy--The Right Honourable Maj Sir Elvis UmP KUN FIC MDA VFH Bur. CM and bars UGM F@H (Petition) 18
30, 4 February 2006 (UTC)

Rationale?

I noticed you undid my tags to CMG, GCMG and KCMG. The fact that they were yours kept me from deleting them outright, so I would appreciate some insight as to why these should continue to exist in their present state, as 3 sub-stubs. They are Undictionary entries at best. ~ T. (talk) 00:01, 17 February 2006 (UTC)

They have already been in and out of undictonary 3(?) times because they didn't follow the "format" of undictonary (they instead folowed the format of wiktonary) hence their presence in the main articlespace, I certianly don't expect many to get the reference so I understand if you don't "get" them.--The Right Honourable Maj Sir Elvis UmP KUN FIC MDA VFH Bur. CM and bars UGM F@H (Petition) 13:19, 17 February 2006 (UTC)
It's more about the size, hence the NRV (expand/improve). If they can't be made longer, could you combine them as sections in one article? ~ T. (talk) 16:15, 17 February 2006 (UTC)
Perhaps we can combine them with the additional titles we were Caballing about recently? I'm sure RC would love to be granted the distinguished title of "Duke of Euroipodia". -- Sir Mhaille Icons-flag-gb (talk to me)

Random Instanity/symptoms

What? --Boy Toy bitch at me 02:48, 9 March 2006 (UTC)

List of really, really, really intelligent article ideas that you really, really, really should create

Damnit Elvis, can't you follow the NRV policy like everyone else is supposed to? --Sir gwax (talk) Signuke 16:22, 16 March 2006 (UTC)

Ugh, fine, I'm not going to get into a revert war with you about it, I don't dislike the article that much but I will grumble about setting a bad example for others. --Sir gwax (talk) Signuke 18:29, 16 March 2006 (UTC)

To quote, erm well you actualy "VFD is basically for people to see if they're wrong about something not being funny, contest NRVs", I suggested putting it on VFD but you choose to simply slap NRV back on again without thought, just because you think it is NRV dosn't automatically make it so (or should I slap NRV on Euroipods then get all pissy when people remove it?) I'm happy to go with the mood of the meeting (hence the suggestion to VFD) but your not Judge, Jury and Execuationer (at least not without a right of appeal==VFD)!!--The Right Honourable Maj Sir Elvis UmP KUN FIC MDA VFH Bur. CM and bars UGM F@H (Petition) 10:38, 17 March 2006 (UTC)
Touché --Sir gwax (talk) Signuke 14:15, 17 March 2006 (UTC)

Senority within a Rank

"Within a Rank Senority is based upon the Date of Commision that is the date he registered on Uncyclopedia, i.e. even if someone was only recently promoted if they registered before you they have senority over you, unfair but hey thats life!"......might I suggest a provisio to that statement? A number of Admins have become MIA over the last year, and to my mind its highly unfair that someone who hasn't manned the trenches should maintain their senority, indeed a Court Marshall and Firing Squad may be prefered. -- Sir Mhaille Icons-flag-gb (talk to me)

Nah they are just on half pay, perhaps we should go to the old system of being able to buy promotions? (also it's only a joke)--The Right Honourable Maj Sir Elvis UmP KUN FIC MDA VFH Bur. CM and bars UGM F@H (Petition) 10:28, 17 March 2006 (UTC)
A joke, eh? Dash clever trick of the Hun if you ask me. If Officers desert their posts they should be shot. Of course if they just go mad then shipping them back to Blighty for some R&R is acceptable. That or promotion. ADVANCE!!!!! -- Sir Mhaille Icons-flag-gb (talk to me)
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