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Hello, Un-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!02:02 21-Mar-13
Thanks for fixing the run-on sentence here. But the change summary is unfortunate (grammer or spelling), given the spelling of grammar. Cheers!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! 13:47 5-Apr-13
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. 19:30 6-Apr-13
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.19:36 6-Apr-13
Regarding your question at User talk:PopGoesTheWeasel/Automobile:
- Note the date on the post just before yours: This guy is a fallen-away Uncyclopedian and is unlikely to reply quickly.
- 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.
- 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! 19:57 6-Apr-13
Welcome back, it's been a while. I must revert you on this article. Along with the advice above against overuse of initial quotations (the page we developed on the subject is now pointed to at UNQUOTE), no article absolutely needs one, and a quotation that can only be attributed to "the creator of this article" is what we call navelism, as in looking at one's own navel. Treat your reader to a comedy show, not to yourself dithering about the need for it! Cheers! 23:39 30-Nov-13