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Welcome to the 2nd Edition of The Article Whisperer
Please check the talk page or leave me a message if you have any questions or concerns. Thanks.

edit The competition

The Article Whisperer
Current event marker.png Uncyclopedia:The Article Whisperer
That's right, fellow Uncyclopedians. For the next two weeks, this could be you!
Awarded for Best Most Wanted, Requested or Vital Article
Presented by Uncyclopedia:Requested Articles
Reward {{TAWaward}}
First awarded 2010
  Most Wanted   TBA
  Requested   TBA
  Vital   TBA
Preceeded by Aristocrat's Turkey Day Ball (2010)
Followed by Poo Lit Surprise (2011)

edit What is the The Article Whisperer?

An annual writing competition held by Uncyclopedia:Requested Articles. It is intended to encourage submissions for requested articles. These are typically either long-standing requests which have been listed on UN:REQ for a year or more, are listed in the Top 50 wanted articles or are otherwise considered "vital" encyclopedic subjects. Participants are limited only to articles which are listed on these pages.

Unlike {{reqaward}} which is given to editors in recognition of submitting a successful request, or more specifically one of adequate quality (i.e. not ending up on ICU/QVFD/VFD), this competition is intended for the creation of potential FA-level articles.

Topics from UN:REQ include:

edit Who can enter and what are the rules?

All registered members of Uncyclopedia are encouraged to enter, though a few restrictions apply. Judges are permitted to enter the competition, however, they may not enter an article in the category they are judging (see here for the list of judges). Noobs (people who've been here for 3 months or less) cannot enter Uncyclopedia-related articles, as these articles could potentially become policy in future.

You may enter only once for each category (for which you are eligible; one article per category per person). An article may only be entered in one category, and it must fit within the requirements of a particular category. You may not change three words and the title of an article to make it eligible for another category; such behavior will result in both articles being disqualified.

Did you know...
You can add orphaned images to your entry?

Collaborations of two or more writers will be allowed but are limited to one article per category. When submitting a team entry, the article will be in the userspace of the group's "leader". Each team member will share a single prize. Any writer part of a collaboration is free to work on a separate entry by themselves though, like all entries, will be permitted one article per category. Two collaborations do not count as one entry; they count as two.

Articles created prior to the competition cannot be submitted. Also, no plagiarism. Should we discover your work is not original, you will be disqualified. Using resources such as the Reefer Desk, Image Request, or Pee Review is forbidden. Users may, however, use Uncyclopedia:Incomplete List of Basic Articles, Uncyclopedia:Vital, Uncyclopedia:The Creative Process, Special:Wantedpages, Uncyclopedia:Requested Articles (including UN:REQ's RC template) and/or Inspire an Article to help get ideas. Again, please remember that participants are limited only to articles (and related subpages) which are specifically listed on UN:REQ, UN:ILBA, UN:VITAL and Special:Wantedpages.

edit When is the The Article Whisperer going to be held?

  • From December 26th ― January 9th entries will be accepted.
  • From January 10th ― January 16th, entries will be locked and judged.
  • From January 17th ― January 23rd, winners will be announced, articles will be moved into the mainspace, and all entries will be unlocked.
  • January 24th ― the end. Or is it?

(n.b.: all times are to be measured by UTC, and all phases of the contest end at midnight on the specified day; entries may be accepted late under certain conditions.)

edit Where should I put my entry?

The article should be placed on your namespace. Between 27th September ― 3rd October, you should post a link to your article in the entry section below and sign as you would a forum post or vote. It should look somewhat like this:

If you're a paranoid, or afflicted with OCD, or just want to tell people to shove off until after the competition, add {{TAW-WIP}} to your entry.

edit Entries

While a selection of suggested articles are available here, editors are allowed to select any article listed on UN:REQ or UN:VITAL and Special:WantedPages. Please note that entries from Special:WantedPages are reserved for the "Best Most Wanted" category.

edit Best Most Wanted Article

Also simply known as "Best Article", this category is for articles which are currently listed on Special:WantedPages. Please note that This page does not exist is closed to editing and not applicable for this competition. Below are the top 3 most wanted articles (as of May 28, 2011).

Username Entry Comment
Username North Carolina
Username Northern Territory
Userame Jennifer Lopez

edit Best Requested Article

This category is for articles which are currently listed on UN:REQ.

Username Entry Comment
Username Kissing
Username A priest, a rabbi and a minister walk into a bar
Username Six Degrees of Oscar Wilde
Username HowTo:Screw in a Lightbulb
Username Why?:Do all shows on MTV suck?

edit Best "Vital" Article

This category is for articles which are currently listed on UN:VITAL.

Username Entry Comment
Username Johannes Gutenberg
Username Anatomy
Username Himalayas

edit Optional

edit Collaborative challenge

This is a special "challenge" award open to any of Uncyclopedia's writing groups (e.g. Imperial Colonization, Upsilon Sigma Sigma, Der Unwehr, etc.) as well as a random combination of editors. All teams should have the same number of members and should not exceed four participants.

Username Entry Comment
Group name Johannes Gutenberg
Group name Anatomy
Group name Himalayas

edit Expansion challenge

This is a special "challenge" award to successfully complete a requests for expansion. These are either very short preliminary articles that have not yet been developed or previously deleted articles which require a rewrite.

Username Entry Comment
Gradius see User:Pentium5dot1/Storage facility/Gradius
Speed reading see User:SilentScreaming/Speed reading
List of characters in The Simpsons see User:Evilgidgit/List of characters in The Simpsons

edit Oldest Requested Article challenge

This is a special "challenge" award to successfully create any article requested for more than a year.

Username Entry Comment
Making up Dan Quayle quotes
HowTo:Troll Slashdot
English Uncyclopedia Parody of (see English Wikipedia)

edit VFD challenge

This is a special "challenge" award to successfully re-create any article formerly deleted via Uncyclopedia:Votes for deletion.

Username Entry Comment
House of Reprehensibles
Donkey Kong Syndrome
Bart Simpson is sleeping with your wife

ArticleWhisperAward This article is under construction for the The Article Whisperer writing competition.
For some reason, MadMax/The Article Whisperer thinks someone is watching them.
No, seriously. Unless you're MadMax/The Article Whisperer, we suggest you back away slowly and wait for trained professionals to arrive!
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