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edit New Brunswick

I just rolled back Anon (Rutgers University women love taking anal, etc.) What is left is in bad shape. Do you have any first-hand experience to apply to it? Spıke ¬ 20:37 30-May-12

I'll take a read, But I'm pretty sure you know New Brunswick about as much as me... :P Snowflake mini Mattsnow 07:40, May 31, 2012 (UTC)
Wow that's pretty bad. :S The quotes suck, the first template is crap, the text is crap... Anyway, the only idea coming to mind is making fun of the wp:Expulsion of the Acadians. Apart from that, I don't really know any specifics :S Snowflake mini Mattsnow 07:47, May 31, 2012 (UTC)

My only time there was arriving on the ferry from Digby, N.S. as an interesting alternative to the more direct ferry from Yarmouth. It was dark. Spıke ¬ 13:43 31-May-12

edit Stern political statement

MATTSNOW YOU SUCK OBAMA SUCKS TOO, ROMNEY 2012 FROM TEXAS!!!!!! 66.90.101.217 21:28, May 30, 2012 (UTC) ANON IP BITCH

edit ^^ He's right.

"Police say that Rocco Luka Magnotta, 29, a Montreal porn actor, is suspected of murdering an acquaintance, then dismembering the corpse and sending body parts through the Canadian mail."

For shame, Mattsnow. Killing him was one thing, but mailing bits of his corpse? Who do you think you are, the Mafia? ~ BB ~ (T) Icons-flag-usThu, May 31 '12 8:11 (UTC)

Hahaha, no wonder he has a foreign name. We natives just shove our murder victims in the St Lawrence river. Snowflake mini Mattsnow 08:57, May 31, 2012 (UTC)
And the Canadian post is pricey even for letters. Spıke ¬ 13:43 31-May-12

edit Maine

Speaking of neighboring jurisdictions, I recently rewrote this one on the wasteland to my East. I preserved all the listcruft, in the final section, under a template that gently deprecates it. This list is a mix of Maine funniness, Maine drollness, complete seriousness, and putting on airs as a lifelong resident. As a new pair of eyes (if I may make that assumption), does this list do anything for the article? Kibitzers here are also welcome to reply. Spıke ¬ 15:33 31-May-12

Hahaha, that's a funny list! A bit long, but I wouldn't be able to say what would need to go so Symbol keep vote Keep.! Snowflake mini Mattsnow 17:00, May 31, 2012 (UTC)

All right, thanks for the read. Spıke ¬ 17:04 31-May-12

Hey, please nom it on VFH if you are done with it! And that Canadian murderer, my curiosity got the best of me and I saw the video on some dark corner of the net. I hope the police shoot him when they get him. I saw it all on the net I think, but this... Snowflake mini Mattsnow 19:47, May 31, 2012 (UTC)

Maine is far from one of my best. You are welcome to nominate anything (better than a self-nom) and I rarely get involved about what is on the Front Page. New Panama Canal (save from VFD: only kept the picture) is short, but the engineering details of the new canal (in Section 3) is my most absurd creation in a long time. The new first half of Guyana is based on a couple hours studying its history, but I've done little with the second half. What about renominating Quebec in its new life? Spıke ¬ 19:54 31-May-12

I'll nominate Maine with pleasure, should I say it was a total rewrite? I like to give credit where it is due when I nom an article that is not mine! I think you shall not refrain from self-nomming. I'll read the other ones after writing this. Damn I feel lazy for not writing anything in like a month :S. Snowflake mini Mattsnow 20:29, May 31, 2012 (UTC)

Thank you for the nom. Regarding "I wouldn't be able to say what would need to go" from the final list--I removed individual lines as I worked their contents into the prose. As to what remains, I say: All or nothing. Readers directed here from the nomination are welcome to give their opinions. Spıke ¬ 23:15 31-May-12

Quebec certainly deserves to be renominated, but folks don't like to feature articles twice I'm afraid. Snowflake mini Mattsnow 14:36, June 1, 2012 (UTC)

Bizzeebeever and Socky disagree with you at Uncyclopedia:VFH/Maine‎ on the final list. Please take another look and either agree or say why not. That you wouldn't know what to cull isn't enough; I don't either, and just removed individual lines as I worked them in. If it's between all or nothing, does the list help the article or not? Spıke ¬ 12:08 2-Jun-12

Well it's already a pretty long article, so I guess if we're not going to select a few to get the list down to about 12 or so, better huff it altogether. Snowflake mini Mattsnow 12:44, June 2, 2012 (UTC)

This is now done, and reported on VFH. Spıke ¬ 13:02 2-Jun-12

edit Kerala

While we are discussing states, would you like to read all about Kerala? Spıke ¬ 20:52 3-Jun-12

It seems like a nice place! Worthy of VFH I think. Et voilà. Snowflake mini Mattsnow 22:20, June 4, 2012 (UTC)

Would you like to do a shoop? Section 1 obviously calls for a stock photograph of Shiva, with an (identical) axe placed in each of his four hands. Spıke ¬ 01:53 6-Jun-12

Man, I am an absolute zero when it comes to shooping in fact, I've never done it lol Snowflake mini Mattsnow 15:25, June 6, 2012 (UTC)

I took this to Zombiebaron, who last helped me with Black Flintstones in Flint, Michigan. Spıke ¬ 16:12 6-Jun-12

edit A new section for talking

You removed the dancing thingy? Oh I'm going to miss that piece of junk. Insert name here --06:29, June 1, 2012 (UTC)

Just for you then :D Snowflake mini Mattsnow 14:18, June 1, 2012 (UTC)
Crazy dancing

edit Bears

You need to work this into that article, somehow. Seriously. Bears, dude. ~ BB ~ (T) Icons-flag-usSat, Jun 2 '12 11:58 (UTC)

Damn, that would be too much work to integrate it... But maybe a kind of follow-up in a few days where Magnotta would be eaten by a bear would be great! You can do it if you want, something like UnNews:Canadian student cannibal caught at his own game lol Snowflake mini Mattsnow 12:49, June 2, 2012 (UTC)


edit Finger Cancer

Hey user who is not called Haunted. As you voted for my cancer article, would you mind checking out the formatting. Did the size of the images seem stupid and or distracting as per User:Paragraph? A wet hug and a bear kiss--ShabiDOO 19:54, June 2, 2012 (UTC)

Maybe you could shrink them a little, but I think it looks fine, except maybe in the Early Education paragraph, maybe you should not use the {{-}} thing. BTW, it's Mattsnow's talk page here LOL Snowflake mini Mattsnow 20:13, June 2, 2012 (UTC)
Good advice. I shrunk them a bit and put them all on the right hand side. Its much more attractive now...so that the reader can focus on the cancer...finger cancer that is. --ShabiDOO 20:41, June 2, 2012 (UTC)

edit UnNews:Montreal citizen exasperated with student strike decides to dismember one

No UnNews headline should be that long. And dismembers one what? Strike? "UnNews:Montrealer fed up with strikers dismembers one" Spıke ¬ 00:05 5-Jun-12

I tried to move it, but the title didn't change... I agree this one is a lot better. Snowflake mini Mattsnow 00:24, June 5, 2012 (UTC)

I won't muck with it now, as VFH imposes complications. Spıke ¬ 00:32 5-Jun-12

Matt, the move succeeded. The title that didn't change might be the title in VFH, as that is a separate page. I think it suffices to move that as well. Also, the Recent News in UnNews is still as happy to report a #REDIRECT as an actual news story until you QVFD the redirect. These problems can be solved but they must be attacked individually. 00:46 Looks like you're a step ahead of me. Spıke ¬ 00:48 5-Jun-12

You don't necessarily need to get the redirect deleted if a lot of stuff links to the original title. Else someone will have to change all those links to the current title. Sir SockySexy girls Mermaid with dolphin Tired Marilyn Monroe (talk) (stalk)Magnemite Icons-flag-be GUN SotM UotM PMotM UotY PotM WotM 00:55, 5 June 2012

Agree, but at one point you did have to, to keep DPL from reporting the old one as a current UnNews headline. Spıke ¬ 00:57 5-Jun-12

If need be, there are ways to insert an old revision in front of the initial redirect-creation revision. Sir SockySexy girls Mermaid with dolphin Tired Marilyn Monroe (talk) (stalk)Magnemite Icons-flag-be GUN SotM UotM PMotM UotY PotM WotM 01:12, 5 June 2012
I like it when problems are getting solved on their own. Thanks Sock! Snowflake mini Mattsnow 00:58, June 5, 2012 (UTC)

Even the heading of this section! imagine! Spıke ¬ 00:59 5-Jun-12

Thoroughness is my middle name. : ) Sir SockySexy girls Mermaid with dolphin Tired Marilyn Monroe (talk) (stalk)Magnemite Icons-flag-be GUN SotM UotM PMotM UotY PotM WotM 01:12, 5 June 2012

Um, no, "an" is your middle name. Spıke ¬ 01:33 5-Jun-12

Then what is "of"? Sir SockySexy girls Mermaid with dolphin Tired Marilyn Monroe (talk) (stalk)Magnemite Icons-flag-be GUN SotM UotM PMotM UotY PotM WotM 01:45, 5 June 2012
Sock's middle name is "oven". Snowflake mini Mattsnow 02:08, June 5, 2012 (UTC)

edit UnNews:Debate over death penalty raging in Canada

I am impressed; you shortened the headline on this while I was still turning it around in my mind. Spıke ¬ 02:24 5-Jun-12

LOL, it is a follow-up to the article about the sick murder, but I think it's a lot better, since it grazes the topic. A lot of stereotypes in there. Since VFH is lacking articles, I might as well see if people like it. It's a lot less controversial than the other one. Snowflake mini Mattsnow 02:28, June 5, 2012 (UTC)

edit News tips for June 5

AP: Kuwait court gives 10 years for Twitter `insults' -- It cannot be legal to look at Uncyclopedia there, as we are just as "insulting to the prophet Muhammed." On a good day. Fortunately, Wikia will soon reinsert its "interstitial" to make certain that any violation of Kuwaiti law is willful. Spıke ¬ 12:55 5-Jun-12

Also: US terminates funding for Pakistani Sesame Street -- Who knew? How do you reckon that would work?! Spıke ¬ 13:11 5-Jun-12

edit Contacting Wikia

Goddammit, not only are they financing military coups, but also cartoons?? Hahaha. Nice job writing to the Wikia bloke, could you give me his e-mail? I'd like to send him a message that will of course defend us, but with different arguments completely. Snowflake mini Mattsnow 13:40, June 5, 2012 (UTC)

I merely used one of the links at Special:Contact and do not have a personal e-mail address for the VP who replied. You can see that she read my e-mail and gave specific responses. Wikia robots also confirm receipt immediately and follow the substantive response up by asking whether the sender is satisfied with the response, though I don't know whether Wikia uses the resulting information wisely. (Corporations have a tendency to ask for customers to grade them, and to average together "very good" and "very bad" feedback and conclude that nothing at all happened.)
If you present different arguments, it will help Wikia and you will get a courteous and specific reply too. You might not change their minds, as their interests are different from ours, and necessarily include cover-your-ass against lawsuits from web surfers who claim to be outraged. If, as outlined in the Forum, we start a "letter-writing campaign" or are represented by (1) kids whose parents don't listen to them and/or (2) Marxists wanting to strike a blow against the profit motive, sooner or later they will find a way to tune it out. Spıke ¬ 16:12 5-Jun-12
Hahaha. There is so much worse than us on the net. For example, theOnion once had a video called the "Skull fucking Bill of 2007" They don't have any warning there at all, they are considered safe for work! Thanks, I'll write to them courteously. Snowflake mini Mattsnow 17:24, June 5, 2012 (UTC)

edit Just wrote to them

"Hi! I'm a regular user on Uncyclopedia and this issue just came to my attention. I'd like to say that we are trying our best to eradicate the addition of unfunny profanity, which we consider vandalism. We are constantly looking out to revert these. Also, each new user gets linked to a page called "How to be Funny and not just Stupid", (http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/Htbfanjs) which makes it clear that random immature jokes will be reverted and result in a ban.

We also very strictly enforce the rules over photographic content, which is that no pornographic, shock or gory images will be tolerated. I can state with confidence that there is not a single one of these on the site.

I think we are comparable, or aiming to be comparable, to TheOnion.com. This website is considered Safe for work, and yet, host videos such as "The Skull Fucking Bill of 2007" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Btw1eh4mitQ), among many others.

In conclusion, we are certainly having fun at Uncyclopedia, but the community does not tolerate being offensive for the sake of it, and it will always be that way. That is why I feel adding that banner is unjustified. I hope you can give me some feedback.

Thank you."

Can't wait to get feedback :P Snowflake mini Mattsnow 17:42, June 5, 2012 (UTC)

That was adult and reasonable and I'm sure they will reply in kind. At your option, move this section to the relevant part of the Forum discussion in order to keep all the related discussion in a single place. Spıke ¬ 18:09 5-Jun-12
On second thought, looking at the tenor of today's discussion in the Forum, maybe not. Spıke ¬ 18:11 5-Jun-12
Yes, I would have liked to link the forum in my e-mail to show Wikia that the community cares, but that stupid template, among other things, would have totally destroyed my arguments :/ Snowflake mini Mattsnow 18:24, June 5, 2012 (UTC)

edit Just got feedback

"Hi Mattsnow,

Thanks for sending in your thoughts about the Content Warning page for Uncyclopedia and others. Honestly, we're not concerned about the profanity (funny or not) on the site. We are in total agreement that the community at Uncyc is in it for fun and want to support you all. We get a significant number of complaints from web searchers who run across Uncyclopedia and don't realize that they've landed on a parody site. The result is them sending in angry and otherwise upset emails to us regarding the content on Uncyc.

The warning is only shown to logged in users once (until they log out) and is shown to anonymous visitors once every 24 hours.

We strongly believe that this warning will indicate to these folks that the content they're about to see is not intended to be encyclopedic in the way they're expecting. On the flip side, we also believe the warning won't stop anyone who wants to read or contribute to Uncyc.

Thanks again, Mattsnow."

Well, she has a point... Snowflake mini Mattsnow 21:35, June 5, 2012 (UTC)

...Run across Uncyclopedia and don't realize [it's] a parody site??? I don't fault Wikia, but any further response from me will be bile about tying the hands of the world's producers to make things safe for the world's morons, and those discussions belong somewhere else. Spıke ¬ 21:42 5-Jun-12
PS--Although it is fine for you to cite The Onion as an example for Wikia to consider, we are not entitled to expect Wikia to treat its readers consistently with the way The Onion treats its readers. Spıke ¬ 21:44 5-Jun-12
Eh, I wouldn't go so far as to call everyone who doesn't immediately catch on that Uncyclopedia is a parody site stupid. I mean, being a parody, it resembles Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects superficially. If you were to click a random link and happened to land on an Uncyclopedia page, with no previous knowledge about the site, (depending on what page you landed on) initially thinking that this site is an amateurish wannabe Wikipedia doesn't seem too far fetched. I might also add that a big part of the global population being pretty low in the brains department and Wikia being a for-profit company, it would make sense that they'd take the less-intelligent among us into account in their marketing strategies. Not that Wikia is known for its sensibleness, but... yeah. Sir SockySexy girls Mermaid with dolphin Tired Marilyn Monroe (talk) (stalk)Magnemite Icons-flag-be GUN SotM UotM PMotM UotY PotM WotM 23:22, 5 June 2012
Hello? Potato? "Content-free encyclopedia"? Actually, Socky, I do see your point, and recall several anecdotes where Uncyclopedia or comparable sites were cited to win a debate. And I hear people on talk radio all the time saying, "I read it on the web!" And they would only squirm if asked which site. Indeed, I feel more successful the more I can make the reader think they are reading a legitimate article, until they read closely.
Still, they are morons. Spıke ¬ 23:30 5-Jun-12
My favourite friends are all semi-morons. --ShabiDOO 10:53, June 6, 2012 (UTC)
Shab, there's a reason for that. (It'll come to you. Actually....) Spıke ¬ 16:12 6-Jun-12

edit Overlapping templates?

Could you take a screenshot of that? Because it's really not supposed to do that. Sir SockySexy girls Mermaid with dolphin Tired Marilyn Monroe (talk) (stalk)Magnemite Icons-flag-be GUN SotM UotM PMotM UotY PotM WotM 17:41, 6 June 2012

How do I take a screenshot??? Snowflake mini Mattsnow 20:37, June 6, 2012 (UTC)
Do you have a PrintScreen button on your keyboard? Sir SockySexy girls Mermaid with dolphin Tired Marilyn Monroe (talk) (stalk)Magnemite Icons-flag-be GUN SotM UotM PMotM UotY PotM WotM 20:52, 6 June 2012
Yes, I press it and nothing happens. The text is overlapping. Anyway, I'm going fishing for a couple of hours, but I'll be here later. Do I have to press another key at the same time? :S Snowflake mini Mattsnow 20:55, June 6, 2012 (UTC)
When you press the PrintScreen button, it stores a screenshot in your pastebin. All you have to do then is to open Paint (or a similar program), paste the screenshot and save the file. Sir SockySexy girls Mermaid with dolphin Tired Marilyn Monroe (talk) (stalk)Magnemite Icons-flag-be GUN SotM UotM PMotM UotY PotM WotM 21:18, 6 June 2012
Nothing happens when I press the damn button... Snowflake mini Mattsnow 01:44, June 7, 2012 (UTC)
Goddamn, *fishing*...I should go fishing... ~ BB ~ (T) Icons-flag-usThu, Jun 7 '12 2:48 (UTC)
We caught 18 in 2 hours :P Snowflake mini Mattsnow 04:56, June 7, 2012 (UTC)
Poor fish. : ( Sir SockySexy girls Mermaid with dolphin Tired Marilyn Monroe (talk) (stalk)Magnemite Icons-flag-be GUN SotM UotM PMotM UotY PotM WotM 13:30, 7 June 2012
I already explained. After pressing the button you need to paste the screenshot in an image file. You won't see anything happening until you press Paste and you notice that you've just pasted a picture of your screen in your image file. Sir SockySexy girls Mermaid with dolphin Tired Marilyn Monroe (talk) (stalk)Magnemite Icons-flag-be GUN SotM UotM PMotM UotY PotM WotM 13:28, 7 June 2012
There are no "paste " button on the screen nor on my keyboard... Man, I am hopeless :S Snowflake mini Mattsnow 15:10, June 7, 2012 (UTC)
Yes you are. PrtSc does the copy; open Microsoft Paint (or IrfanView or whatever) and select Paste from the (Edit?) pull-down menu. You will be pleasantly amazed. Spıke ¬ 15:48 7-Jun-12
Matt, there is a whole world of Windows keyboard shortcuts you need to learn about. CTRL + V will paste anything from your clipboard. ~ BB ~ (T) Icons-flag-usThu, Jun 7 '12 17:58 (UTC)
Here's a helpful guide. And a general tip: Right clicking will usually provide you with all the useful options. Sir SockySexy girls Mermaid with dolphin Tired Marilyn Monroe (talk) (stalk)Magnemite Icons-flag-be GUN SotM UotM PMotM UotY PotM WotM 18:07, 7 June 2012
“To veer right, turn wheel clockwise.”
~ Maine Turnpike Safety Agency on driving a car

I opened paint (never went there) and can't find the screenshot. And I know how to copy and paste, please. Still, I'm useless *shotgun blast to the skull* Snowflake mini Mattsnow 19:09, June 7, 2012 (UTC)

Alright, so, with Paint opened, click PrintScreen. Then hold your mouse over the image area of Paint (if you've opened an empty file, this area should be white), then right click using your mouse. Several options should appear, among which "Paste". Select that option and voi là, you have successfully made a screenshot. Sir SockySexy girls Mermaid with dolphin Tired Marilyn Monroe (talk) (stalk)Magnemite Icons-flag-be GUN SotM UotM PMotM UotY PotM WotM 19:25, 7 June 2012
I AM DOING EVERYTHING THEY SAY HERE AND IT DOESN'T WORK, FFS I'M NOT A FUCKING RETARD, NOTHING HAPPENS WHEN I PRESS THE FUCKING BUTTON, NOTHING LIKE "DO YOU WANT TO SAVE THIS, RETARD?" I CHECKED THE PLACE TRHEY SAY TO CHECK ON PAINT AND THERE'S NOTHING THERE. GOING CYCLING TO VENT A LITTLE BEFORE I THROW THIS FUCKING PC OUT THE WINDOW. Snowflake mini Mattsnow 19:27, June 7, 2012 (UTC)
Assuming you mean the PrintScreen button when you say "THE FUCKING BUTTON", I'd like to stress that nothing is supposed to happen like a message popping up or anything like that. Clicking the button won't cause anything observable to happen. Also, you don't need to "check a place" on Paint, nor should you expect to "find" the screenshot anywhere. You first need to paste it in Paint, before you'll see any screenshot. In order to be able to paste something using the right-click method, you might have to change to select mode first, however. I'm sorry if at whatever point I've misinterpreted you and my response appeared to undervalue your intelligence. However, if you understand perfectly what should be happening, could you describe in detail what part of the process isn't working? Sir SockySexy girls Mermaid with dolphin Tired Marilyn Monroe (talk) (stalk)Magnemite Icons-flag-be GUN SotM UotM PMotM UotY PotM WotM 20:01, 7 June 2012
Go easy on him, Socky; things are tougher in MS-DOS. Speaking of dinosaurs, the last time I had occasion to pass Socky a screen shot, I used a camera. Spıke ¬ 19:35,19:42 7-Jun-12
I'm not trying to go hard on him. Is Mattsnow using MS-DOS? That'd explain why this'd be so difficult on his computer. Sir SockySexy girls Mermaid with dolphin Tired Marilyn Monroe (talk) (stalk)Magnemite Icons-flag-be GUN SotM UotM PMotM UotY PotM WotM 20:01, 7 June 2012
I'm not angry at you at all Sock, I'm angry at my pathetic inability to do it. I'm not patient with a PC lol. I'll probably try later tonight, going fishing again tonight. Snowflake mini Mattsnow 21:19, June 7, 2012 (UTC)
HEY I GOT IT! I told you guys it was easy! :P Snowflake mini Mattsnow 21:26, June 7, 2012 (UTC)

Template rape

Wooo!! Now to figure out why the templates are overlapping... Sir SockySexy girls Mermaid with dolphin Tired Marilyn Monroe (talk) (stalk)Magnemite Icons-flag-be GUN SotM UotM PMotM UotY PotM WotM 21:29, 7 June 2012
Opened the page in Google Chrome and there wasn't any overlapping. What else could be the issue besides the browser? Hmm... Sir SockySexy girls Mermaid with dolphin Tired Marilyn Monroe (talk) (stalk)Magnemite Icons-flag-be GUN SotM UotM PMotM UotY PotM WotM 21:37, 7 June 2012
Could you take another look, Mattsnow? I changed the {{original}} template a bit, hopefully fixing the overlap issue. Sir SockySexy girls Mermaid with dolphin Tired Marilyn Monroe (talk) (stalk)Magnemite Icons-flag-be GUN SotM UotM PMotM UotY PotM WotM 21:49, 7 June 2012
It still does the same thing. I does that also on very few wikipedia articles. So it's not an exclusive Uncy problem. In fact, it does that on only one WP article and one Uncy article, which is the one I sent in the screenshot. Also, my all caps message was semi-frustration at myself and semi-joke. I wasn't angry at you at all, Sock, your advice helped me a whole lot. Snowflake mini Mattsnow 01:04, June 8, 2012 (UTC)

edit Krypton (planet)

I minced words in one section. But the overall article is more a personal fiction than a humor concept (like I told the author of Kansai Republic today). It feels more as though you are seriously fleshing out your concept of life on Alpha Centauri than have a plan for why the reader would care, and laugh when he read it. One comedy strategy would be to develop these concepts until they butted into events in the various Superman movies with absurdity. Spıke ¬ 02:26 7-Jun-12

Yeah, well it's a collab, I guess it is semi-comedy, semi-entertainment. As you can see in the history of it, we struggled to walk in synch on this one :S Snowflake mini Mattsnow 02:29, June 7, 2012 (UTC)

I didn't check the history nor question how it came to be, but only dealt with what confronted me. It seems you were trying out concepts on one another and had not yet devised a comedy plan. Spıke ¬ 02:40 7-Jun-12

I agree, if you want to butt in there, no problem! And do you think we could renom Quebec after all you did? Snowflake mini Mattsnow 03:02, June 7, 2012 (UTC)

I don't know. Earlier, "you" said "we" were not allowed to. Spıke ¬ 03:05 7-Jun-12

Yes, I'm not too sure, I'll ask an admin on IRC. Sorry for the other answer, I thought you were talking about you tweaking Krypton. Snowflake mini Mattsnow 03:31, June 7, 2012 (UTC)

edit Matt, you xenophobe.

His real name was Eric Clinton Newman (no joke), and he was born in Ontario. ~ BB ~ (T) Icons-flag-usSat, Jun 9 '12 11:38 (UTC)

That makes him a foreigner! If his name was Jean Tremblay, then he'd be a quebecer! And I am not a xenophobe :P Snowflake mini Mattsnow 19:51, June 9, 2012 (UTC)
You forgot your sig! Hahahaha! Cat the Colourful (Feed me!) Zzz Sleeping Cat 17:39, 9 June, 2012 (UTC)
BWAHAHAHAH!!!!!! Snowflake mini Mattsnow 19:51, June 9, 2012 (UTC)
You're such a Xenophobe Matt!!!!!!! --ShabiDOO 20:13, June 9, 2012 (UTC)

edit Weebils

Weebils seems to have all his articles linked to his userpage, although you'd have to ask him how accurate his accounting is. So I ran the following code from the sandbox:

{{#dpl:
|linksfrom = User:Weebils
|category = Featured
}}

Oddly, it shows no results. If you replace "Weebils" with "Mattsnow", it brings up all the featured pages you've linked to on your page. So that seems to indicate...that Weebils has no featured articles. 0_o  ~ BB ~ (T) Icons-flag-usSun, Jun 10 '12 14:00 (UTC)

Err... He certainly has, I don't remember which ones, but I'm sure he has. Anyway... Snowflake mini Mattsnow 14:37, June 10, 2012 (UTC)
You know what? You're right. I just looked at the code behind his page, and it appears he doesn't use the orthodox [[linking]] method, and that kills that fancy code. So, yeah. He prolly has dozens. There's a smarter way of checking it, and I've forgotten it. >_<  ~ BB ~ (T) Icons-flag-usSun, Jun 10 '12 14:46 (UTC)
Ok, I may still be talking out of my coding-ass, but these appear to be Weebil's features:
I'll check using a more-advanced search, later. ~ BB ~ (T) Icons-flag-usSun, Jun 10 '12 15:16 (UTC)
He might have deleted the redirects once unnecessary; I do. Spıke ¬ 15:27 10-Jun-12
I remember these 3, I'm 100% positive they got featured. The guy keeps to himself, but I cracked his shell after sending him a bunch of messages. He's also not a format specialist! If you like his UnNews, go drop him a line, maybe he thinks I'm the only one who noticed! Also, could there be more features? Snowflake mini Mattsnow 18:15, June 10, 2012 (UTC)

edit User:Codonrotton/Peter Andre

Sorry i didnt realise i was doing it i believe i may have done it again sorry, if you could pop it back up there, its a work inprogress, and my first page so still getting the hang of it. thanks (Codonrotton (talk) 15:29, June 11, 2012 (UTC))

If I may kibitz, I have moved this to your own userspace, where you can get to it using the name shown above. While it is there you need not worry about ICU. It does need a proper Intro, and the shoops are crude, but you're getting the picture. Good luck! Spıke ¬ 15:40 11-Jun-12

cheers fella what did you think of the content other then the pointers you've given. (Codonrotton (talk) 16:06, June 11, 2012 (UTC))

I don't think anything about the content other than my comments on your talk page. I won't be the one doing a Pee Review, if you ask for one, because I don't know the guy so I can't judge your humor. Spıke ¬ 16:23 11-Jun-12

edit User:Mtcdo55

Please take another look at my article Mississippi Bans Dark Matter. Thanks.--Mtcdo55 (talk) 03:27, June 13, 2012 (UTC)mtcdo55

  • Thanks for your help!--Mtcdo55 (talk) 01:58, June 14, 2012 (UTC)mtcdo55

edit ...

PIE PIE PIE

Actually I meant to say die die die! It would be nice if you died...please. --ShabiDOO 04:36, June 14, 2012 (UTC)

edit Bring out your dead! It's the UnSignpost!

--ChiefjusticePSX 10:03, June 14, 2012 (UTC)

edit Québec bis

Matt, I undid one change you made last night, in the intro, expanding the word "Most". It added words and not humor, and didn't especially make it more encyclopedic. Surely you will agree that a correct description of the number of Quebecers who favor the Afghan war is irrelevant. More relevant, what would you say to removing the few remaining Did you know? paragraphs? They seem non-encyclopedic to me, we've got poutine covered elsewhere, and they mostly point to new topics that we introduce and then abandon. Spıke ¬ 12:58 14-Jun-12

edit UnNews:Lance Armstrong new spokesman for Uni-Ball

To parrot your Change Summary in the Move Log, it needs more than "work." You see, Lance Armstrong has only one testicle due to cancer...and Uni-Ball...get it? get it? It fundamentally has only that one, grade-school, joke. I QVFD'd it. Spıke ¬ 02:56 16-Jun-12

I'm a cycling aficionado, I know this guy has only one ball. BTW, he also got suspended by the USADA very recently from the triathlons he was taking part in for doping during his cycling career. They even say they could strip him of his Tour de France wins. Snowflake mini Mattsnow 03:07, June 16, 2012 (UTC)

That's right, you are! If you can work in more details to make the endorsement deal interweave with the seamy reality of his life, power to you! Spıke ¬ 03:09 16-Jun-12

Well, I'd say that 90% of pro athletes are doped one way or another, sadly. How many were there in baseball, 80? If there is a sport that is not grueling in the slightest, it is baseball. Where there's money, there's cheating. Snowflake mini Mattsnow 03:18, June 16, 2012 (UTC)

edit Thanks for voting

I've been real busy lately, so sorry, I've got no time to make a template. But thanks for voting though! Appreciated and the condoms are good too, if you're asking. --POP!GoesTheWeasel Evil-clown 14:59, June 16, 2012 (UTC)

edit French-Canadian

I'm glad you enjoyed what I created. I sort of made those nationality categories for myself, but I'm glad you used them too.

As I said before, I've never been to Quebec myself, but I know that some of my ancestors came from there. Yep, my ancestors came from the rolling hills of Ireland, the gentle plains of Moldova, the singing forests of Germany and the friendly territory of Quebec.

I'm pretty sure Quebec is a neat place, maybe I'll visit someday. (And maybe you can give me travel tips about Quebec or something.)

Anyway, cheers! Matthlock Bernie Soundgarden 800px-Flag of Moldova.svg Talal of Jordan Lionel Hutz 800px-Flag of India svg Dafydd el Gordon-gekko-from-wall-street 600px-Flag of Romania.svg Idi Amin Angryblackman Flag of Andorra LOTL-11 Have-you-seen-this-boy 800px-Flag of Nicaragua.svg Blue Öyster Cult Kurt Demmler 1989 The Honorable Flag of Quebec 20:20, June 18, 2012 (UTC)

edit Assume the position! it's the UnSignpost!

--ChiefjusticePSX 00:42, June 21, 2012 (UTC)

edit Ire See

I am logging onto that IRC thing agan, or as above the Bishopric of Ire. Been fishing?--K evillips эвилипс MUN,CM,NS,3of7 01:07, June 25, 2012 (UTC)

edit As You Wish

Here are some travel tips from my neck of the woods:

I live in Oregon; I've been to the southern, northern, western and central part of the state before - never been to the eastern chunk however; even though, my big brother has an internship out in La Grande, and I'll be visiting him there once he has things settled. Sort of excited about going to Eastern Oregon. I'd tell you what part of Oregon I live in, but I'm not sure if I should put that much trust into you right now. However, I can say for a fact that I don't live in Portland, not at all; in fact, I've only been there four times in my life and hated every single moment of it.

Also, could you tell me how I can monitor the size of an article? I'd like to know how large my talk page is right now, so I can consider whether or not moving it into an archive pretty soon.

Cheers! Matthlock Bernie Soundgarden 800px-Flag of Moldova.svg Talal of Jordan Lionel Hutz 800px-Flag of India svg Dafydd el Gordon-gekko-from-wall-street 600px-Flag of Romania.svg Idi Amin Angryblackman Flag of Andorra LOTL-11 Have-you-seen-this-boy 800px-Flag of Nicaragua.svg Blue Öyster Cult Kurt Demmler 1989 The Honorable Flag of Quebec 22:16, June 27, 2012 (UTC)

Just go in the "history" section of it, the button is near the "edit" button. Oregon seems like a great state, even though I never went. And I'll make sure not to go to Portland then LOL.
You have almost 20 Kb used on your talkpage, you should wait for it to be at least 40Kb (or when people start complaining that going on your talkpage bugs their PCs! I could see that in the history, as I said.
(cur | prev) 21:32, June 27, 2012 Matthlock (talk | contribs) (19,845 bytes) (→That page you wanted me to read) (rollback | undo) Snowflake mini Mattsnow 22:24, June 27, 2012 (UTC)
Thanks, speaking of which, would you like to head on over to Dr. Skullthumper's talk page and complain about the size of his talk page with me? Matthlock Bernie Soundgarden 800px-Flag of Moldova.svg Talal of Jordan Lionel Hutz 800px-Flag of India svg Dafydd el Gordon-gekko-from-wall-street 600px-Flag of Romania.svg Idi Amin Angryblackman Flag of Andorra LOTL-11 Have-you-seen-this-boy 800px-Flag of Nicaragua.svg Blue Öyster Cult Kurt Demmler 1989 The Honorable Flag of Quebec 23:08, June 27, 2012 (UTC)
Yeah, that's definitely too much! Snowflake mini Mattsnow 23:10, June 27, 2012 (UTC)

edit File:Romania-flag.gif

Romania-flag

Your image

600px-Flag of Romania.svg

My image

I see this picture you made of the Romanian flag. If you were making an article that would require this flag, tell me, because I already made an image of the flag of Romania many months before you, so you could've just used my image. But okay.... Matthlock Bernie Soundgarden 800px-Flag of Moldova.svg Talal of Jordan Lionel Hutz 800px-Flag of India svg Dafydd el Gordon-gekko-from-wall-street 600px-Flag of Romania.svg Idi Amin Angryblackman Flag of Andorra LOTL-11 Have-you-seen-this-boy 800px-Flag of Nicaragua.svg Blue Öyster Cult Kurt Demmler 1989 The Honorable Flag of Quebec 23:21, June 29, 2012 (UTC)

OK, the difference is slim. Thanks for the vote on UnNews:Benny Hinn strongly opposes Obamacare, and all the votes on vfh, that helps the community a lot! I had a lot of fun writing the Benny Hinn one, did you know who he was before reading it? Snowflake mini Mattsnow 02:45, June 30, 2012 (UTC)


edit Merci

You never answered my question if you parle fracais? Anyway, thanks for putting correct categories on articles and correcting any balls up I may make. UnNews looks happy and cared for. It's better than other so-called "comedy" sites. Even think the boss of Wikia should consider putting the news in it's own url! Had a good look at other sites and there's no reason why unnews.com wouldn't be a hit as a bite size humor site, constantly updated, as any "real" news site would. You know I'm too lazy and dislyexic to do long articles so that's why I am in favor of the news. How much would the hosting be? I'd pay it if the idea was liked. Not kidding. I'm addicted to (well that) and writing. Just a thought. Je ne connais ce pas anything else. Ticklethekeys (talk) 03:41, June 30, 2012 (UTC)

Eh désolé, où m'as-tu demandé ça? Je ne me rappelle pas avoir lu la question! :P Translation: Sorry, where did you ask? And yes, of course, my maternal language is French and I live in Quebec which is a French place, so I never get to talk English! This site really helped me improve my English, but I still sometimes use french- English dictionaries for fancy words! And UnNews would be awesome in it's own URL, the problem being that I don't know enough about the Internet to do that... That would definitely be awesome, we'd have to have Weebils and Funnybony aboard. This Weebils is a goddamn writing machine! Est-ce que tu parles Francais parfaitement? Where did you learn it?? Snowflake mini Mattsnow 04:04, June 30, 2012 (UTC)
You missed one of mine too! at the end Section 20 above. But massive praise to you for plunging into a foreign-language wiki to challenge yourself on English. It is like an afternoon when everyone just wants to water-ski but you insist on taking your turn on one foot! Now just get it right on it's (c'est) versus its (son). Spıke ¬ 04:12 30-Jun-12
DramaticQuestionMark
Did you know that...
you'll get the firing squad should you express dislike for poutine?
Woops, sorry, SPIKE, I missed it! I think the 3 of the "did you know" are hilarious, quite frankly, I would not touch them. It would be better to have them in the form of a template like this, but that would result in a formatting nightmare. I was glad to see there was a retro week, but it seems Quebec is too "young" to renominate it. And I have an account on the French Uncy, but France's humor and vocabulary is so different from here. Plus there is no action at all, their "recent changes" spans over more than a day sometimes, so after translating 2 articles, I stopped going. Snowflake mini Mattsnow 04:33, June 30, 2012 (UTC)
Very funny Spike. Glad you are here - idea for the news above, what do you think? Matt and yourself have enough know-how to be editors between you and the current writers are willing to update the site with funnies every day and of course ANYONE with a funny article of course. Can we ask the powers that be to approve the idea of www.unnews.com being in it's own right, a domain? The cost of hosting is something I would like to know. wink wink. I feel the news gets over-looked, the main site page is quite busy. Can we unofficially claim the idea right here and give this some serious thought. We could give Onion and Cracked a run for their web-hits as the quality I'm seeing from other writers on here is really top stuff. Cracked makes me bored nowadays and other comedy sites are losing the quality. Like Listverse isn't as fun as it was. Can we mention it to the boss(es)? Oh and Matt, Mon Grand-pere Il parlait Francais. J'ai oublie but I remember when I really think. Grandfather was en vacances a Paris when the war started. What a way to be interrupted in the city d'amour. unnews.com est un bonne idée. Let's do it. 110.49.241.240 04:59, June 30, 2012 (UTC)
Anyone know why I can't access my userpage? It says the domain isn't there or something? Ticklethekeys (talk) 05:07, June 30, 2012 (UTC)
No idea man for the userpage, it would be a great adventure, wonder what SPIKE thinks about it? I'll log into IRC if you wanna come. Snowflake mini Mattsnow 05:12, June 30, 2012 (UTC)
The cost of registering unnews.com is trivial ($10-$20 a year) and you should have already done it before disclosing your plan publicly, lest someone else do it first. The cost of hosting (that is, having servers running MediaWiki where your address points) is not as trivial. The best solution in my opinion is to continue to partner with Wikia even though they have business motives and ours are purely creative. Any other host will give us comparable occasional disagreements. The cost of getting anyone to actually view the site is even greater, and success is hard to measure. Clearing it with the Cabal runs up against the conceptual problem: Uncyclopedians want the freedom to submit their latest butt-scratching and have it run on the Front Page; you seem to reflect my controversial goal to force all submissions to look so superficially reasonable that UnNews seems to be a "legitimate news source" until the reader digs in. Spıke ¬ 05:13 30-Jun-12
ALREADY sent email to the tops at wikia. I told them "AN" domain name that I like. I counted both your user names in the idea as I did mine. My email will be there before anyone else's so hopefully. 110.49.241.240 06:37, June 30, 2012 (UTC)

Hi, you are wanted on IRC. ~Sir Frosty (Talk to me!) Icons-flag-au 06:49, June 30, 2012 (UTC)

Sorry, had internet problem. Thai internet service not good. Email me laosandburma@gmail.com or if you have skype give me your ID. I will only discuss things on email from now on. 110.49.233.252 11:08, June 30, 2012 (UTC)

edit Prime Directive

Nice running into you on random talk pages! Hope you will find my new article amusing. Spıke ¬ 19:18 1-Jul-12

It is very well written, the verbatim is better than what I could ever achieve, some passages made me smile, but I am self-diagnosing that I don't know Star Trek at all, while the American and English people grew up with it. I grew up with Passe-Partout and Tintin lol. So I'd say 5/5 for the writing and 3.5/5 for humor, but from my perspective. Snowflake mini Mattsnow 19:38, July 1, 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for the review! Indeed, stuff is funniest to readers who know the back-story (as is the case on that talk page where we both commented today). One of my all-time favorites was Harvard Lampoon's Off-the-Wall Street Journal because at the time I was subscribing to the original. Spıke ¬ 19:52 1-Jul-12

Glad to see you can take a review well! I know only of Star Trek "Captain Spock" and I could not even point him out if 3 different pics were presented to me. A Star Trek fan could die of laughter, I don't know. Still, I'm quite sure it'd get a warm reception on VFH. Quick poll: do you know who Benny Hinn is? Not Benny Hill, Benny Hinn. Snowflake mini Mattsnow 20:04, July 1, 2012 (UTC)

I saw some of your conversation with Romartus. I sure don't. Spıke ¬ 21:43 1-Jul-12

edit About talk pages

Thanks again for your help. Do I just write anywhere on a tal page? Hektik27 (talk) 21:14, July 1, 2012 (UTC)

Preferably at the end, or it'll never get seen. (That I have to reply is a case in point.) Spıke ¬ 21:43 1-Jul-12
LOL I think he's got it! JACKPOT!!! Ask or talk son, we are pedophiles good people! Snowflake mini Mattsnow 21:49, July 1, 2012 (UTC)
"Case in point" means he hasn't necessarily got it, 'cause I had to move it here. Spıke ¬ 21:55 1-Jul-12

edit Montreal article

Hey Matt...I appreciate you changing the image of the article. It was a brilliant choice...at least in my opinion. It first off sets the tone of "parody" right from the beginning and also avoids publishing yet another image of the creepy creep. I was even considering voting against, and I really really really didn't want to vote contra one of your articles. That would feel yucky. Yuck yuck yuck. With the speed you are writing, you will have 100 features in a couple months. --ShabiDOO 23:34, July 2, 2012 (UTC)

Haha, well as I said on the VFH page before changing the pic, when I wrote this aticle, the guy was still on the loose, so I thought "who knows, maybe someone will see this one and recognize him?" Then I totally forgot the article was on VFH since it was a timely one. I had to write something about this since it was big news, but it was kind of hard to make jokes about this one without very dark humor. I'll light a lantern and repent today lol Snowflake mini Mattsnow 04:13, July 3, 2012 (UTC)


edit About pee review

  • A suefic is a fan fiction that is full of perfect characters, or mary-sues.
  • A brony is a adult fan of my little pony. (Seriously, i can't believe they even exist.)
  • A gary stu is a male mary sue.
  • Suethors are the creator of overly perfect characters, or mary sues.

Have a nice day! --fcukmanLOOS3R! Desu desu 11:23, July 3, 2012 (UTC)


edit Hey, I wrote an UnNews

It's here. Unfortunately, I see Weebils beat me to the scoop (generally speaking, of course; my angle is a little different). Let me know if you think my article is...eh..."mainspaceable" anyway. Thanks! ~ BB ~ (T) Icons-flag-usTue, Jul 3 '12 16:59 (UTC)

Hahaha, it's totally hilarious man! Put that on mainspace and I'll throw it on the VFH pile, I'm quite sure it'll do well :P Snowflake mini Mattsnow 17:18, July 3, 2012 (UTC)
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