Skype is a chat client that supports instant messages, chat rooms, audio conferences, and video chats. Unlike IRC, it's much more difficult to flood, spam, attack, or even miss messages - any messages you haven't gotten delivered due to an Internet failure will be resent the moment you come back online.
UnSkypelopedia takes advantage of this chat client with an invite-only chatroom that hosts calls on a semi-regular basis. This gives you the ability to talk directly with Uncyclopedians using VoIP.
No mic? No problem.
If you're uncomfortable with the idea of sacrificing your anonymity, don't worry - you can listen in on the calls without having to join. Sometimes it takes a while to warm up to UnSkypelopedia, and there's no rule that says you can't be a lurker. The only rule we have is, don't be a dick. Or if you feel the need to, at least be funny about it.
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I'm still not sure if that's a real selling point or not. But anyway...
UnSkypelopedia has developed its own, unique culture. A culture of talking over each other, screwing up Skype protocol, and playing pranks on unsuspecting customer service people across the globe. Trust me, it's got culture. In the same way a Petri dish has culture. Wikipedia defines UnSkype as the following:
UnSkype is a number of people greater than two together in some close design, usually to promote their private views and interests in the community, often by intrigue. UnSkype is a secret society composed of a few designing persons, and at other times is a manifestation of emergent behavior on the part of a community of persons who have well established public affiliation or kinship. "UnSkype" also refers to the designs of such persons or to the practical consequences of their emergent behavior, and also holds a general meaning of intrigue and conspiracy. Its usage carries strong connotations of shadowy corners, back rooms and insidious influence; UnSkype is more evil and selective than, say, a faction, which is simply selfish.
Get started with UnSkype!
Download Skype for your computer, then add one of the users below to ask to join the party! Check out the list below to see if your fellow Uncyclopedians are online:
click here to edit this list To ensure your status appears correctly in this list, go to Preferences -> Privacy and make sure allow my status to be shown on the web is checked.
The UnSkype Media Network
Besides the nutty nuttiness of a SackIt! chocolate cripper (chip and cracker), UnSkype is also under the umbrella corporation of UncycloMedia, which, I think is actually UnSkype. Never mind, let's just call it a non-profit.
Edit Conflict that was apparently replaced with the dead Uncycloradio.
Uncycloradio that was apparently replaced with the dead Edit Conflict.