User talk:Aaronaraujo2013

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Spike the Dog (06b)

Spike is a grumpy old dog. You can stroke his fur, or you can be smitten by his stick. It is up to you.

Hello, Aaronaraujo2013, and welcome to Uncyclopedia. This is a wiki (a collection of pages anyone can edit). Words in blue are "links" and can be clicked to take you to another page. This wiki is for comedy. It pretends it's Wikipedia, but we make people laugh, not bore them. If you aren't interested in a fake encyclopedia but in writing fake news stories, we have UnNews, and there are other projects for scripts, lyrics, how-to guides, and so on.

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I hope you enjoy it here and write a lot of funny stuff! Spıke ¬ 02:02 21-Mar-13

Sailor Moon

This article was deleted because a {{Fix}} tag was applied and the article was never fixed. You can't just reimport a deleted article. If what you intend to do is fix it, God speed to you, and I have placed it in your userspace at the address shown above. Do have a couple other Uncyclopedians look at the results before you return it to mainspace, because it really sucked. Thank you. Spıke ¬ 01:08 4-Apr-13


formerly at User talk:SPIKE

How do you think I should improve the Sailor Moon page? Aaron Araujo 23:45, April 4, 2013 (UTC)

My message to you was just addressing the technical problem that you returned a deleted article to mainspace, in violation of the will of a (former) Admin. On the pulldown menu that auto-types reasons to ban a user, this is one of them. It is very bad. Having a deleted article in your own userspace is not bad at all, but the article needs to be improved before returning to mainspace. None of our deletion rules and votes would matter at all if any Uncyclopedian could just put articles back and then "forget" to fix them.
I did not write that to you because I know anything about Sailor Moon. The closest I ever got was to use a photo of Sailor Jupiter at the end of Objectivity, and there is only one thing I know about her, which is obvious to the reader.
So unfortunately: You caught it, you clean it.
Now, for the third time: Do not delete conversations from your talk page! I talk to a lot of people and appreciate being able to look up what I asked you to do. Other Admins might benefit, if you don't do what you were asked to do, in being able to look up that you were asked to do it. And in the event of any controversy, we depend on an honest record of what Uncyclopedians said to one another.
I did tell you that in the Welcome file; also how to use the four-tilde command. If you don't want to do so, for some reason, then create a signature file, as explained in UN:SIG. The problem with the way you signed above is that it is not exactly your user name and gives the reader no way to give feedback to you (without looking up in the History to see what your user name really is). Spıke ¬ 00:12 5-Apr-13
PS--Let me approach the question from a different angle, and tell you what I do when I don't know enough about a subject to write an Uncyclopedia article, as in the case of Cadillac, Michigan: I go to the Wikipedia article, read all about it, and then imagine I am utterly dense and prone to misinterpret everything I read, or compelled to read between the lines and construct a parallel history of my own (which just happens to neatly explain everything in reality). The Cadillac article is not so much a parody of the city as a parody of the Wikipedia article. Spıke ¬ 00:20 5-Apr-13
According to the fix tag, the article has too much listiness. In other words, it is little more than a list of characters and their attributes. Not all characters even have a full paragraph about them, most would be better left out. I'd recommend focusing on the main characters of the series, if you mention the characters. The old article really is bad, you might be better off simply rewriting it, but it is up to you to think of a good angle to focus your parody on. If you think the show is bad, write it from the viewpoint of a raving fan of the show. If you think the show is good, work on what is funny about the characters, or twist their natures completely (giving them completely different intentions or genders for instance) or exaggerate their faults. Or describe the plot of various shows, only misinterpreted completely, as Spike suggests above. If the characters go out to save the world, perhaps you could consider what would happen if some kids in costumes (shouting magic words that didn't work) really did try to save the world (being only human and having only normal human abilities) and what would happen in real life, and describe the results. Just a few ideas for you. -- Simsilikesims(♀UN) Talk here. 00:47, April 5, 2013 (UTC)

Hey admins, if you know about Sailor Moon, can you read my Sailor Moon article and give me some ideas? (I only have an introduction, a Basic Plot heading, and a picture. Can you give me some ideas? Aaronaraujo2013 (talk) 01:40, April 5, 2013 (UTC)

You've already heard from Spike and myself, the remaining active admins on this wiki are ChiefjusticeDS and Romartus, though occasionally RAHB and Frosty may drop in. It will take either of them quite some time to respond, you might want to ask them directly on their talk pages. Other helpful users who are not admins are PuppyOnTheRadio, Aleister, Funnybony, Shabidoo, and Leverage. Allow a few days for a response. -- Simsilikesims(♀UN) Talk here. 01:44, April 5, 2013 (UTC)

This is coming along nicely (except for the Change Summaries that describe what a chore it is for you!)--and includes one of the very few Russian Reversals that is clever rather than imitative. I enjoy the obviously light-hearted tone of voice. Perhaps go easy on the tendency to use the sluttiness of the Senshi as a humor theme; that tends to be overused on the site. I personally like the unnumbered-head format (paragraphs starting with ;) but there is no reason any Uncyclopedian should do his own numbering, and perhaps you want paragraphs starting with #. Very few Uncyclopedia articles use the =First-level heading= and your article will look more like the rest if you demote every heading by exactly one level. And do finish illustrating it, please! Good work! Spıke ¬ 23:22 5-Apr-13

You can tell I'm slaving over this right? It's scary knowing that there is a possibility that someone will walk into the room and see you typing about Venus's... Yeah. Aaronaraujo2013 (talk) 23:47, April 5, 2013 (UTC)

Would it be OK if I put a construction tag on my page? Or do you want me to fully finish the article?

As it is in your userspace, you are free to proceed at your leisure, and no one is going to delete the article. Yes, I'd like you to finish the article, but solely because it's a good idea and you're bringing it along well. But of course you can wait until the Muse smites you. Using {{Construction}} is permitted but totally unnecessary unless you want to inform people who poke around your userspace that you don't consider it complete. Spıke ¬ 00:49 6-Apr-13

Spike, I'm done! Can you review the page and give me the go ahead? Or do I have to edit more? Aaronaraujo2013 (talk) 07:35, April 6, 2013 (UTC)

No you're not; we do our own proofreading around here!
  • Start by passing the text through a spell-checker. Failing that, just reread it carefully!
  • The initial illustration is not coded to come out correctly.
  • You did demote some--but not all--of the section headings.
  • I would ditch the section "Other Characters"--It's there to inform as much as to amuse, and it will attract drive-by Anons who can't do anything better than add to a list.
On content:
  • "That's gay!" is about as lame as "She's a slut!" If you really think something is effeminate and want to ridicule it, be clever, don't just drop the word "gay" and think that's enough.
  • I don't like the start of Section 1 because it sounds as though what you think is funny is not the Girls but your opinion about the Girls. We get so many articles from grade-schoolers who think readers want to read their cut-downs. Again, be cleverer and make it read like a (demented) encyclopedia.
  • Strikethrough makes our articles look unencyclopedic: A true encyclopedia article wouldn't correct itself. Don't use the technique unless it's really funny. If you are using it to say the narrator can't make up his mind, then you're focusing on the narrator (yourself!) rather than your story.
  • Besides, what Section 1 is discussing is not really the "Basic Plot" but the differences in the American version, to which you have a section, further down. This would be a better place for that material, as it sort of assumes familiarity with the characters, which you hadn't yet gotten to.
The article is good enough for mainspace, but I'll wait until you make your post-edits and ask me to move it back, so we don't get caught with me moving it while you edit it, which would create a second copy in userspace. Hope you had a good evening at the pub! (You probably brought home some floozie you filled with Coca-Cola and she finished the article.) No, seriously, good work! Spıke ¬ 11:57 6-Apr-13

Ok, I did all that edIT shIt. Can you move it now? Aaronaraujo2013 (talk) 01:12, April 12, 2013 (UTC)

This is done. There are still a couple lists of one-liners that I personally don't find funny (not knowing whether what you say is a pun is a pun or not) and that seem more oriented toward informing than entertaining. The article is plenty complete without these; your call. Thanks for all the editing! Spıke ¬ 10:07 14-Apr-13

Columbine High School

Thanks for fixing the run-on sentence here. But the change summary is unfortunate (grammer or spelling), given the spelling of grammar. Cheers! Spıke ¬ 13:17 5-Apr-13

Hah, that's just a joke, Spike...get it? You don't? Ok... Aaronaraujo2013 (talk) 13:37, April 5, 2013 (UTC)

The fact that it referenced spelling when the change itself didn't change any spelling should have been a hint for me. Now do you understand that picking out this, of your many edits, was simply to needle you? If not, we have both missed one joke today; par for the course. Separately (for pwning me?) I am turning on your Autopatrolled flag, which will stop flagging you on Special:RecentChanges as a newbie whose edits urgently need review by our overnight staff. Cheers! Spıke ¬ 13:47 5-Apr-13

Autopatrolled

I am switching on your Autopatrolled flag so that your edits will not appear in Special:RecentChanges with an exclamation point begging our third shift to scrutinize your work to see if it's vandalism. You should see no change. Spıke ¬ 19:30 6-Apr-13

Martin Luther King, Jr.‎

Initial quotations are an appetizer--they (like the whole Intro) whet the reader's appetite with such cleverness that he is encouraged to jump in and read the whole thing. They are falling out of favor these days: If an article has them, it ought not have too many and they ought to be really good. Initial quotations are not a chance for you to take anything the guy said and twist it, if it doesn't serve the above purpose. Nor for an editor to deliver a wisecrack that he can only attribute to "Oscar Wilde" or "Your Mom" or "Me" or "Some guy". I understand the humor in the one you added here, but I think the article would be better off without it. Spıke ¬ 19:36 6-Apr-13

Captain Obvious

Regarding your question at User talk:PopGoesTheWeasel/Automobile:

  1. Note the date on the post just before yours: This guy is a fallen-away Uncyclopedian and is unlikely to reply quickly.
  2. Don't edit articles in someone else's userspace. They are for that guy to refine. They are fair game when he moves them to mainspace. I guess it's okay if he gives you permission, but see #1 above.
  3. Don't add Captain Obvious quotes anywhere. Apart from my note in the previous section about the purpose of initial quotations, Captain Obvious (and Captain Oblivious) are falling out-of-favor even faster than Oscar Wilde and Chuck Norris. Any dolt can state something obvious and use Captain Obvious to fit it into an Uncyclopedia article--but it's not humor (well, not any more; not after seeing the play executed a thousand times); it's merely imitation. Cheers! Spıke ¬ 19:57 6-Apr-13
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