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edit Your My Sojourn book

Hi Anton, I had a good idea to fly past you (on a MIG!). Why don't we have a little contest or some kind of photoshop competition or request to design the cover of your My Sojourn book? Maybe the cover can be an illustration of the first My Sojourn, and of real professional high quality. The book itself can, of course, become a feature, putting another feather-in-the-cap of the My Sojourn legacy! I must go now, My Sojourn to Crimea is leaving shortly, and I must be ready to sail! Aleister 12:32 12-4-14

Can I try doing something about it? Thanks for the idea! Anton (talk) 12:35, April 12, 2014 (UTC)

edit UnSignpost:Article/A Linear ''What''?‎‎

Thank you for doing this up. But would you please either take the attribution off, or re-do it? Only Julius Caesar can be seen writing about himself in the third person. Spıke Ѧ 14:02 16-Apr-14

Right! Anton (talk) 14:04, April 16, 2014 (UTC)

edit Try this JavaScript

if ( !wgIsArticle ) {
// Don't want (talk|contribs|block) buttons for myself in any report;
// they are at the top of my page.
  $("[title='User:" + wgUserName + "']").remove();

This works for me in User:SPIKE/uncyclopedia.js and changing my name to wgUserName should make it work for anyone. This is a line of "jQuery" that looks for the relevant stuff in any document that is not wgIsArticle — an "a" (anchor) immediately followed by a "span" — and removes it. You'd add it to User:Anton199/uncyclopedia.js. Spıke Ѧ 16:03 16-Apr-14

OK, that's cool! Anton (talk) 16:32, April 16, 2014 (UTC)

I've now documented this at UN:HAX so anyone can use it (if he can figure out what we mean by "personal JavaScript file on Uncyclopedia"). This was so easy to do after a tiny bit of studying that the next challenge would be to write myself a line to remove the "block" button from your name entirely. No more inadvertent bans! ...Nah. Spıke Ѧ 15:52 17-Apr-14

Maybe you'll need later! I am not sure what my next April Fool joke will be! Anton (talk) 08:56, April 19, 2014 (UTC)

Last night, I did indeed remove from all my reports the button to block you. (Unless I am running with JavaScript off, which is usually the case.) Spıke Ѧ 13:11 6-May-14

   .each(function () {
     $(this).html($(this).html().replace(/ \| \)/, ")"));
Oh, I am flattered by your trust! Anton (talk) 17:56, May 6, 2014 (UTC)

I devised an alternative that could be put into place next April 1:

    {"color": "#F22",
     "font-weight": "bolder",
     "text-decoration": "blink"

Gives a big, throbbing, red block button. Spıke Ѧ 16:46 13-May-14

I'll note that! Anton (talk) 17:42, May 13, 2014 (UTC)

edit Gaza War on VFD

Glad you are interested in this challenge. However, as Mctomerd11 did not know how to cast a Symbol delete vote Delete vote, he might not honor your work with a Symbol keep vote Keep. Spıke Ѧ 16:12 16-Apr-14

I didn't do much, just removed some sentences I thought did not fit in. I haven't read the entire article, so I don't know if I should vote for or against. Anton (talk) 16:33, April 16, 2014 (UTC)

edit Uncyclopedia:VFH/North African Campaign

You couldn't take a quick peep could you? Thanks. Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 09:28, April 18, 2014 (UTC)

edit User Beanna

I have not marked Beanna's stuff Patrolled, although surely "Probably Not A Vandal," pending my request to Simsie to look at her stuff. Simsie might even have watched the relevant TV shows. Spıke Ѧ 00:33 20-Apr-14

OK, sure. Anton (talk) 14:59, April 20, 2014 (UTC)

edit HowTo:Change Your Identity

I saw the same problem as you (as well as the lack of space after full stop) but embarked on a more general solution. Overrode edit-conflict with you and my change had obviated yours. Spıke Ѧ 17:26 20-Apr-14

Yes, better, keep going.... Spıke Ѧ 20:07 20-Apr-14

edit Helen Magnus

Got any ideas for jokes for the page?. Anything would help. Beanna.

I tried doing something with the last section. Do you think it makes it better? Anton (talk) 19:22, April 21, 2014 (UTC)

Yes it does. Beanna.

If I removed any jokes you liked, please restore them! Anton (talk) 19:34, April 21, 2014 (UTC)
I'll try adding a section to this article, but I'll have to do some research before. If you need a review of your article, you could try submitting it here. If you need help with editing in general, you could ask anyone on this list (including me) to adopt you. Anton (talk) 19:54, April 21, 2014 (UTC)

edit Watchgadget

I just changed the Watchgadget to replace only the link to the article (with strikethrough), not the entire entry, so if you click to remove it from your watchlist, you can still click to see its history or the author's contributions. Comments and bug reports are welcome. Spıke Ѧ 12:46 24-Apr-14

I am not a big user of the gadget, but I checked it today just to see what changed, and found the links to the histories and talks very handy! Maybe this will make me check it more often! Anton (talk) 12:26, April 25, 2014 (UTC)

edit Gangster movies

You have surely been watching too many! Only a mobster says "but the part what Simsie added" (on VFD; "what" should be "that"). And to Mac, "What concerns Bioshock, should I move it into main space?" should probably start "As concerns" or "Concerning" or "On". What? Spıke Ѧ 16:08 25-Apr-14

Yes, what? I definitely wanted to say something like "the part that Simsie added" or "what Simsie added" (without "the part") on VFD, and I probably forgot to switch entirely from one thought to another. Concerning the other point, I have always used both: "concerning" and "what concerns", and thought that the both ways were right.

On a separate note, I am not a fan of gangster movies, and I made the changes I wanted to make to Napoleonic Wars. Is proofreading still needed there? If yes, could you please lend a hand? I am thinking about nominating it for feature, but I don't know if it's ready. What what Anton (talk) 17:28, April 25, 2014 (UTC)

Thank you very much! All the edits really helped! Anton (talk) 09:25, April 26, 2014 (UTC)
Your epic and ScottPat's epic remind me of Part 2 of Atlas Shrugged, also Part 2 of The Hobbit except that I didn't even see it, mostly: Whew! We got through another chunk of the book! now on to the finish! I am afraid my copy-edits of both these Uncyclopedia articles did not extend to the end from fatigue. Please subordinate any concept of completeness you may have, to concern for the reader's experience; he does not need your comedy take on every single historical episode but a two-to-four-printed page read that is fun. Spıke Ѧ 01:02 30-Apr-14
Last evening, for a change, I picked a section further down (Section 9) and copy-edited it. But frequently I was unsure what you were getting at, and equally unsure after the copy-editing. Again you use speculation about Napoleon's motives and statements about the character of various nations to explain historical events, which seems unencyclopedic. "The French agreed that this was a good reason to start a war" is a non-sequitur, but perhaps caused by me omitting information from earlier in the paragraph. "The historians still argue over the winner of the Borodino Battle" now hangs in mid-air, but again perhaps my fault. Napoleon's similarity to Hitler is an interesting theme; but personal friendship is too absurd to be funny. "cost him quite a capital" is not English, and I don't know if you are also referring to Paris as the capital of France. Spıke Ѧ 14:27 1-May-14
Oh, thanks! That's still a lot. I'll take a look. Plus, I also got Shabidoo's comments and I see that some very serious improvements are needed. We are are far away from VFH, I suppose. Anton (talk) 14:35, May 1, 2014 (UTC)
My opinion on nonsense is that a passing reference to correspondence between Napoleon and Hitler on the way to somewhere else, makes the reader mutter, "That's preposterous!" and laugh. Setting this out as a sub-theme or a cause makes the reader say, "This article isn't funny, it's preposterous!"

edit Patrol

Once again I have left a handful of edits from previous days unpatrolled. On each, I personally don't like them in the least but am not sure they ought to be rolled back on that basis. They are not outright vandalism. Would you take a look at them? Spıke Ѧ 12:05 30-Apr-14

On Treacle: I patrolled it entirely (without any partial reverts), because it goes with the style of the article - being serious about something fake and is funny if you get what it is all about, but I had to look it up first (WP:Treacle_mining). Anton (talk) 20:00, April 30, 2014 (UTC)
In the other articles, I have tried to integrate the additions into the existing content. Most of the patrolling is complete. Anton (talk) 14:33, May 1, 2014 (UTC)

Thanks; briefly, all of the patrolling was complete. Spıke Ѧ 15:55 1-May-14

edit UnScripts:Skye Goes to Planet Shrewvomit

Do you see any redeeming qualities in this? Spıke Ѧ 15:52 1-May-14

Well, I don't think it should be deleted, because the author certainly tried to make something funny and managed to produce a lot of content. Even though I didn't know anything about the topic of the article, I saw some of the jokes at the beginning (because I haven't read the entire piece), which were not bad at all. Plus, the deletion will probably discourage the author. Anton (talk) 16:05, May 1, 2014 (UTC)

edit Victory

Pee reviewer of the month award Reviewer of the Month April 2014

Well deserved. --ChiefjusticePS3 07:49, May 3, 2014 (UTC)

Thanks! Anton (talk) 10:05, May 3, 2014 (UTC)
Actually, should I sign up as a member of the PEEING committee? And if yes, where should I put myself? Anton (talk) 10:13, May 3, 2014 (UTC)
You're a steel kidney, I have added you to the list. Not many people on it are active these days but you're on if you'd like to be. --ChiefjusticePS3 07:49, May 5, 2014 (UTC)
Thanks! Should they be transferred to the retired section? Anton (talk) 17:58, May 5, 2014 (UTC)

edit Scam letter / {{CGI}} / tabber

Hey. I have no idea what you're doing, but I thought I might nag slightly here.

The idea of the reply/forward/delete stuff was for it to do what it was doing - add a section onto the user's talk page. If we're moving away from that concept, there is a better way of doing what you seem to be doing rather than what you are doing. If that makes sense.

First this I'd suggest is look at {{CGI}}, as this allows you to have a page and several subpages without creating multiple page titles. As an example, Chatroulette uses this technique, so that there are 30 or something pages with the same basic structure, but the text and images change on each one.

As a quick example though, using {{CGI}} and #switch:, you can get this sort of thing:

Click here for a different thingy

This is the original text, which comes up when CGI = 0.

This may be useful if you're creating an "in-box" and various received/sent emails. I'd also play with the4 formatting to make it look more like an email inbox, and then various individual emails.

As I said though - I'm leaving it in your hands.

That other thing I meant to show you though was tabber and tabview. Does this sort of thing:

First tab sample text.

Second tab content goes here.

Third tab content goes here.

I'm hopefully going to use this to restructure UnBooks:Where do babies come from? if I get a chance later today, but given what you're currently working on, this may be useful. I've found it has some significant limitations in my quick playing around, but it's worth knowing it's there for when you need something like this.

                              Puppy's talk page03:56 am 04 May 2014

Wow, thanks! I didn't really understand why the buttons made you add a new section to your own talkpage. Was the point that the reader spams his own talk? I thought a more interesting option would be to make actual responses to these letters and make the reader think that he is about to send them. I will do more work on the formatting, and please tell me if I should undo any of my changes, because maybe I missed something in your concept! Anton (talk) 07:45, May 4, 2014 (UTC)
Yeah - it was a self spam idea. Believe me, the concept really doesn't go much deeper, and I like your responses.                               Puppy's talk page09:41 am 04 May 2014
I've used both methods! You can check out the page to see if how it works now! Do you think it's good enough for VFH? Anton (talk) 16:17, May 4, 2014 (UTC)

edit Your new users article on unsignpost

Very nice ironic humour. It was funny and very well written!!! Infuse that spirit and energy into your mainspace articles and you'll climb up the hallofshame ladder in no time! --ShabiDOO 01:09, May 5, 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. UnSignpost editors always have to sacrifice something in order to entertain the readers. Anton (talk) 07:41, May 5, 2014 (UTC)
Only, I forgot which article about new users I have written! Anton (talk) 07:44, May 5, 2014 (UTC)

edit UnSignpost front page

I've added a newsfeed section for quick news that doesn't require an article. Also I think it's time to take down our VFH update. Anyone can go on VFH and see which articles are nominated there and it never gets updated enough. Good idea? Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 18:20, May 6, 2014 (UTC)

OK, sure. It would be cool, if this could be done automatically, but I don't know how to achieve this. Anton (talk) 18:28, May 6, 2014 (UTC)

edit User talk:TheWikiMan026

It was probably a good thing for you to visit this page after I did. But you had it right on the first guess; it was not a nuanced writing technique, but anger. He has been doing some increasingly cumbersome reorganization with no relation to humor. Perhaps you can figure out his template and category regarding the "Fermanagh dialect." I don't think we need that either. Spıke Ѧ 11:15 11-May-14

Just a pointer that the Fermanagh dialect is a real dialect in Northern Ireland (Fermanagh is one of the six counties). Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 12:04, May 11, 2014 (UTC)
I reverted his edits to a mainspace language template, which were probably made by accident (see his exclamation at Uncyclopedia_talk:Babel). Concerning his own template, if it is a real dialect, then I don't know why it shouldn't exist. WikiMan has a lot of energy, which just ought to be turned into humour-writing. Anton (talk) 12:25, May 11, 2014 (UTC)

I am devising a photograph of a gold medal (which will not be rendered in the correct location) for the first Uncyclopedian to achieve that. Spıke Ѧ 12:32 11-May-14

One reason that perhaps we should not have a Fermanagh infrastructure is if it is more a case of vanity than of general interest to the reader. Spıke Ѧ 12:34 11-May-14

edit Will Harridge

Hello, and I feel comfortable now asking you, if you would, to please look at the Will Harridge page on VFH. I know you may not know American baseball, but you do know sports, and this is a pretty good sports story if I don't say so myself (and I haven't). I've polished it up enough to at least set it up on the next level from where I nominated it. Thanks. So....that said, I will now say "cream cakes". Yes, fully packed cream cakes, borne on the backs of elves and juggled center ring by a tall man on stilts made of candy canes. That's what I've got to say. Aleister 18:20 13-5-14

To annoyingly reply on Anton's talk page I say I will take a look. I'm sure Anton will return the compliment and reply to Al on my talk page! Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 18:50, May 13, 2014 (UTC)
I reply nowhere but on Henk v. oorschot's talk page. Aleister 20:26 13-5-14
Done! Great article! And could you please take a look at A letter about Megan Fox and Scam letter? Anton (talk) 08:30, May 14, 2014 (UTC)
I just got back to your page (there was a "Street Blocked" sign on it. Thanks for the vote on Will Harridge! I will look at your two pages, but not now, my inside stuff is urging me to eat and I must not resist. Thanks again! Aleister 18:26 18-5-14

edit Your report at Uncyclopedia:Report a problem

I don't know, but see if the post from Frosty on my talk page looks similar. Spıke Ѧ 18:06 19-May-14

PS--If you will create a page and pare it down to the smallest thing that demonstrates the problem, I'll look at the HTML it produces and will call it in to Wikia if I can figure out what is happening. Spıke Ѧ 18:09 19-May-14

OK, sure, I'll do that right now. I saw Frosty's post, but I cannot find a connection, because the UnSignpost article template doesn't display plenty of things and in all the browsers (presumably), not only linear gradients. Anton (talk) 06:43, May 20, 2014 (UTC)
I found something:
  1. If a template has a variable and an alternative display if the variable is not filled in; if it looks like this, for instance: {{{1|Alternative text}}}
  2. And if, while using that template, you insert a URL, a Linear Gradient or one of the tags that don't work in the UnSignpost (mostly span tags), then instead of that thing you insert, "Alternative text" is displayed.

So this has no relation to the sophisticated structure of the UnSignpost article template but to something else. The test template I made is Template:Test2 and the page with the results is User:Anton199/Test. Anton (talk) 07:44, May 20, 2014 (UTC)

{{Test2}} unremarkably states, "If a first argument was provided, render it; otherwise render a constant string." I see no reason why an argument that is a DIV with a style that includes {{LinearGradient}} should not seem to be there; nor an argument that is a certain URL (but not others). I've modified your tester to simplify the tests (They still fail) and added two other cases that don't fail. Spıke Ѧ 11:04 20-May-14
I think this problem has been there for quite a while. It's strange that nobody has noticed it before. Anton (talk) 15:58, May 20, 2014 (UTC)
My best guess is that this broke (due to Wikia adoption of a new version of MediaWiki, or new hacks to it) at the same time as the thumbnail bug; about which, apart from Wikia's quick initial confirmation that something looks wrong, I have not heard back. Spıke Ѧ 16:33 20-May-14
PS--Puppy replies that it may have to do with unnamed ({1}) arguments. I've created {{Test2n}} with a single argument named poi and the bug goes away, which does not mean that the bug is fixed. Spıke Ѧ 01:16 21-May-14
PPS--Indeed, your {{Test2}} works in all test situations if you don't code {{Test2|arg} but {{Test2|1=arg} Spıke Ѧ 01:52 21-May-14

edit Cannes

The recent Nicole Kidman UnNews had to use an interwiki to Wikipedia for the dateline. Are you suited to write us an article on Cannes? Not that we are desperate for one, but it is inherently rich with material, especially American swells who want to "bask in reflected glory." Spıke Ѧ 15:49 20-May-14

I'll add it to my list! Anton (talk) 15:57, May 20, 2014 (UTC)

edit Have you forgotten about the UnSignpost's anniversary?

Anton (talk) 17:28, May 20, 2014 (UTC)

edit User:TheWikiMan026/Gigantic jellyfish wash up in Dorset

[Anton199, your ICU said:]

It is a good start but there are a few problems. The piece doesn't read as a news article, because of phrases such as "scientists of some sort" and the abundance of swearing, which could possibly support a joke, which I don't see right now. Considering that it is short, it's hard to see where you are getting at using such style (if it serves any specific purpose). Also, the link in the Sources section does not work.

Regarding the source for some odd reason it takes you to a webpage different than the URL stated.
Regarding the swearing they are people's quotes. --TheWikiMan026 Signature Talk 19:02, May 20, 2014 (UTC)

That is exactly what Anton199 is saying. The reader clicks on the source you gave and is told the URL is wrong. This probably means that the BBC deleted the page. Also, you did not use the {{Source}} template. The reader would like to know not just that you found something on the BBC, but what the name of the BBC article was. In many cases, the reader won't know what the joke was, but just seeing the article name will make it clear.
On the swears, Anton199 is not saying that you were being a bad boy by swearing. He is saying that the resulting UnNews does not look like a real news article. Thus, it fails at its first task: satire.
(If Anton199 is not saying these exact things, he can tell you himself. We all tend to answer one another's questions here, after a while.) Spıke Ѧ 19:09 20-May-14
Could you please remove the ICU? as I am working on other articles and I would like to finish them before I come to fixing this so the article will probably face being huffed --TheWikiMan026 Signature Talk 19:21, May 20, 2014 (UTC)
the URL I entered was but when you click on the link it goes to (BBC News still has the article)--TheWikiMan026 Signature Talk 19:24, May 20, 2014 (UTC)
How do you use the {{Source}} template?--TheWikiMan026 Signature Talk 19:27, May 20, 2014 (UTC)
In fact, I took action on this UnNews because the week had run out and {{ICU}} said it was time to delete it, and I put it in your userspace instead. No one will delete a file from your userspace, but I wanted to keep Anton199's review in place, which you have obviously seen now. Regarding {{Source}}, read UnNews:Style. Spıke Ѧ 19:30 20-May-14
OK, so my intervention is no longer needed! Anton (talk) 17:54, May 21, 2014 (UTC)

Try it out now. Anything else I need to fix up?--TheWikiMan026 Signature Talk 17:11, May 25, 2014 (UTC)

edit UnSignpost 200th!

Great UnSignpost thanks. Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 07:33, May 24, 2014 (UTC)

You are probably the only one who has read it, though! Anton (talk) 13:00, May 24, 2014 (UTC)
Indeed not — I found it thoroughly amusing! Spıke Ѧ 13:08 24-May-14
Oh, thanks! Maybe the number of UnSignpost readers is limited to the users whose name starts with s? (See Shabidoo's comment above) Anton (talk) 13:25, May 24, 2014 (UTC)
If you are right, would that point to a new marketing strategy? Spıke Ѧ 13:27 24-May-14
Not necessarily a new marketing strategy, but it will most certainly boost the economy (in any country). Giving every child in a country an S name will increase the amount of consumers (if you count reading as a form of consumption). Anton (talk) 14:00, May 24, 2014 (UTC)

edit User Everyotherusernamewastaken

User Everyotherusernamewastaken does not seem to be asking for a Pee Review in the correct way, judging from the red-links in the template at the start of his new Method acting. Can you bring him up to speed? Spıke Ѧ 17:05 26-May-14

Hi could you please 'bring me up to speed' on Pee Reviews again? My article Danny Alexander is not being advertised on the Pee Review page--I'm not sure if I've coded something wrong or if the problem lies elsewhere.--Everyotherusernamewastaken (talk) 20:23, May 30, 2014 (UTC)

Here you go. Next time, you can follow the instructions on the Pee Review page and it will be all fine. Anton (talk) 22:57, May 30, 2014 (UTC)

I realise that I didn't write much into Faces of Evil; this was because the article was too informative and helpful, and was a homage to the game rather than a lampoon. The article occasionally cracks a joke, but they are more like the sort of banter you might hear YouTube gamers make, rather than remixes of history and claims that someone else invented these things. I therefore can't see a future for the article on this site.--Everyotherusernamewastaken (talk) 11:34, May 31, 2014 (UTC)

That reads like a perfect nomination on Votes for deletion. Spıke Ѧ 11:36 31-May-14
PS--I am sorry I baited-and-switched you, Every (May I call you Every?) but, having looked at this article, it's not in bad shape and I would have to vote to keep. Do go through with your nomination but — as it says at the top of the page — VFD is not about winning votes but improving the encyclopedia, and an article can be modified even as it is under vote. Would you go in and remove the cruft you listed above, and see if anything is left? If you do, you may be given unofficial credit for a VFD Save and some day acquire a huge list of them. Spıke Ѧ 11:55 31-May-14
Every, my point was that if the author tried to make the article funny ("the article occasionally cracks a joke"), even if he doesn't achieve that, it is better to try to give him suggestions. But I understand your opinion and I am sure yours and Spike's edits helped the article! Anton (talk) 14:05, May 31, 2014 (UTC)
As I mention on the VFD ballot, this was the work of EpicWinner, who thought it would be funny to add the meme of WINNER and LOSER to several articles on the site. Perhaps, if you are in the know; for the rest of us, it does read like fanboy-ism. Spıke Ѧ 14:08 31-May-14

edit Template:Review template

This uses a nonexistent {{ifnum}}, is giving errors on pages that use the template, and is surely not doing what you intend. Maybe you meant #ifexpr:. Spıke Ѧ 15:58 30-May-14

I also found a nonexistent {{ifstring}}, but I don't know if I replaced it with the right thing. I took most of the source code from User:Cat the Colourful/Talkcode. Anton (talk) 15:31, June 4, 2014 (UTC)

edit Section edit buttons

Please confirm that the section headings at Gretna Green look more like Wikipedia (when JavaScript is enabled) and that there are no unwelcome side-effects. Spıke Ѧ 11:30 2-Jun-14

Right now I see that section edit buttons are different everywhere. Yes, they look cool and more Wikipedia-like, and there don't seem to be any side-effects. Sorry for not responding to the previous message. I am still trying to find the Ifnum thing. Anton (talk) 16:53, June 3, 2014 (UTC)

NewGuyWithTheLongName gave me feedback and I went site-wide yesterday. A change at MediaWiki:Uncyclopedia.css to move the sprite leftward from the border of the thumbnail was not visible to me, though the same rule worked when I put it in userContent.css on my end. Puppy was going to try to help me figure out who is doing what to get double numbering in the Tables of Contents; this has been screwing up since Wikia put "lazy rendering" into effect, doing some computing only after most of the page displays. Spıke Ѧ 15:48 4-Jun-14

edit New toy

I have a fun new version of the Rollback All button at User:SPIKE/RollbackAll.js. It is rewritten "elegantly" with jQuery, no longer opens a separate browser tab for each edit (because it uses Ajax too), and even detects if any individual rollback, despite reporting "success," retrieved a page that said, "Rollback failed," though there might be a better outcome than opening an alert window. And, instead of a tactful "Gone!" it uses more of my beloved strikethrough. You are welcome to be a test animal. Spıke Ѧ 13:12 8-Jun-14

That's cool and I can't see any bugs! You helped me figure out how to actually use the tool! Anton (talk) 13:37, June 8, 2014 (UTC)

There is one. When rolling back edits of a user to a page he created, the rollback tries to go all the way back to the creation, and fails. Furry's code treated this as a success ("failed silently") because the code "succeeded" in getting a response from Uncyclopedia (which it ignored). Right now, I am counting failures and displaying just a single message at the end, but it doesn't display consistently. Spıke Ѧ 13:46 8-Jun-14 The "Rollback all" button now reads "Roll all 5" or however many edits you will roll back (minus silent failures). Spıke Ѧ 13:51 8-Jun-14

Is there a maximum number of edits you can rollback? Anton (talk) 14:37, June 8, 2014 (UTC)

As it works by analyzing the listing you are looking at and clicking all the individual Rollback buttons, the limit is the number of rollback-able edits shown on the page. (Perhaps creating a section on Puppy's talk page entitled "Go fuck yourself" reflects excessive confidence in the ability of my tool to undo it?!) Spıke Ѧ 14:42 8-Jun-14

edit Beanna

Good advice to Beanna just now. I continue to wonder whether he is writing humor or using our website to tell his very limited story about that set of actresses.

Separately, can you contribute a French translation that is actually funny, in place of my straight one, at Benzene? Spıke Ѧ 15:44 9-Jun-14

Almost straight one. "I have a dream" would be "J'ai un rêve", although it would be more common for a Frenchman to say "Je rêve de ...". On the topic of your article, I like it very much and will vote for it, if I only get to the VFH page. I didn't change your translation, just added "Sur la constitution des substances aromatiques", which is the actual title of the chemist's paper and which goes well with "J'ai eu un rêve" - it now translates as "I had a dream about the structure of aromatic substances". How about this? Anton (talk) 11:57, June 10, 2014 (UTC)

Thanks! However, It's longer but not funnier. The translation is pretty self-evident, but the shorter one invited the reader to skip over it if necessary. And the article only plays with "aromatic" a bit further on, and claims it's a term that came later. I agree that my tenses are off in the original; I was thinking an extra word would be quaint, as in "You've got a friend" or "Can ah git me a huntin' license?" Spıke Ѧ 12:38 10-Jun-14

How about now? Anton (talk) 12:46, June 10, 2014 (UTC)

Just right! Avec un chat ("a snake"). Vintage Snake Oil! Spıke Ѧ 12:53 10-Jun-14

PS--Rev. 3 is fine too. Spıke Ѧ 14:08 10-Jun-14

edit Equitism

I have now archived our discussion at User:SPIKE/2014-2#Equitism. As your UnSignpost article pointed to it, you might want to change the pointer. Spıke Ѧ 23:47 10-Jun-14

Done! Anton (talk) 10:40, June 11, 2014 (UTC)

edit Canonization reform

No one's going to type that! It doesn't "force the user to guess the punch line to read the joke," but it does force him to know what you have to say about canonization (better: Sainthood) before he can read it. Why not Move the meat to Canonization? Spıke Ѧ 12:12 12-Jun-14

I was thinking about that, but then simply redirected Canonization to my article. Do you think moving it there will be more appropriate? Anton (talk) 12:15, June 12, 2014 (UTC)
Actually, I just moved it. Sorry. Anton (talk) 12:16, June 12, 2014 (UTC)
What do you think about it (if you have read it)? Anton (talk) 12:58, June 12, 2014 (UTC)

Haven't yet. Today might not be the day for it, but as Game 1 doesn't start for another 35 minutes, I'll take a brief look. Spıke Ѧ 13:53 12-Jun-14

Took a deep breath and prepared to be ready for an epistle where encyclopedia articles belong. But I can't warm up to it. Please do not drag the reader through two drafts of the same text in order to see the joke. If the joke is that Canonical politics or administrative demands mutated unrecognizably a tradition of long standing, you can get that done in a single version (perhaps using footnotes to refer to the political pressures, but better still if not using footnotes). Spıke Ѧ 14:00 12-Jun-14

I don't. The first version can be an article on its own (which it was before I added the second one today), and the other one has an entirely different comedy theme and even another topic. Anyway, I am not forcing you to read it, especially if you need a warm up! Do it only if you think you'll enjoy it! Anton (talk) 15:34, June 12, 2014 (UTC)

Already did (Rev. 1), but obviously not closely enough. Spıke Ѧ 15:37 12-Jun-14

Game 2 was rained out and I am digging in, but still feel I cannot do it justice. I may have been editing for too long, but the article puts me off by starting with editing instructions. You are not delivering humor to the reader but tugging on his arm to get him to follow you on a long trip. And it remains essentially two versions of the same document, where the comedy payoff to the reader is achieved not by simply reading it but by comparing it to another draft. This — like its alternate point-of-view — is unnecessarily hard to follow. Spıke Ѧ 01:35 13-Jun-14

OK, maybe this is complicated for the reader. Do you mind if I come back to the article later (in a few weeks, hopefully)? I don't think I can make any worthy edits to it right now. Anton (talk) 14:53, June 13, 2014 (UTC)

I think it is; but I don't mind if you wait before making changes or don't make them at all. I would not vote to VFD it. Just offering advice. Spıke Ѧ 15:11 13-Jun-14

No, sure. I always want to write and to make changes. The difficulty is to actually get down to it. For instance, I've been trying to rewrite Anna Pavlova (ballet dancer) (on my computer, so that I submit it to Uncyclopedia only when it's entirely done) for about a month now and only two sections are complete. Anton (talk) 16:30, June 13, 2014 (UTC)

edit HMC

Your topic for the competition is Psychedelic Rosie and her Coat of Many Colors

So go create an article on your user space. Contact me (or an admin if I don't respond soon) for any questions. You have two days. Remember:

CREATIVITY, ORIGINALITY and HELARITY. You will be judged on all three of these out of 10 for a score of 30.


--ShabiDOO 17:57, June 14, 2014 (UTC)

Thanks! Nice topic, although I have no idea who Rosie is. Anton (talk) 20:03, June 14, 2014 (UTC)
You did it! This year is a record for semi-completed and finished articles. I've been blown away by the humour and creativity of the articles I've so far read! Watch as the scores slowly trick in over the next week here. Hope you enjoyed it mongoloid from bumbleberry cemetary. --ShabiDOO 05:19, June 20, 2014 (UTC)
I did. But I am still feeling guilty for having finished late (my last edit was twenty minutes late). Anton (talk) 16:43, June 20, 2014 (UTC)

edit Your changes to Shabidoo's HMC scoring page

I'm afraid you may get reverted. I corrected the links yesterday and was reverted without explanation. I think Shabidoo has deliberately got some other idea in store for users of this site on his scoring page. I queried him on his talk page. Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 16:51, June 16, 2014 (UTC)

I have never seen him revert anything without an explanation, and so I think that he was just editing an old revision of the page. By the way, good work with your North Korean article, even though I haven't had the time to read it yet! Anton (talk) 17:24, June 16, 2014 (UTC)
Please don't change the links unless its a spelling correction. I have to copy and paste this info between the fork and spoon and I need all the info to appear as full HTTP links so that its all clickable. Im out of country now with very little time online which is why I didn't respond. --ShabiDOO 01:56, June 17, 2014 (UTC)
Oh, sorry. If you haven't reverted me, I'll change all the links back now. Anton (talk) 05:54, June 17, 2014 (UTC)
Its no problem. You were trying to help. But the judges will enter their scores on the fork or spoon and i need to be able to copy and paste them from one to the other without having to enter each score manually. :) --ShabiDOO 15:58, June 17, 2014 (UTC)
I changed the links back and brought the updates to the fork as well. For instance, I added Puppy as a judge, as he has signed up on the forum. Anton (talk) 16:09, June 17, 2014 (UTC)

edit User:Anton199/Vladimir Popovicovipskievinikyoff

You commented at VFD that this article had some funny lines. So it's yours. Please QVFD it when you have no further use for it, perhaps immediately. Spıke Ѧ 12:36 17-Jun-14

Thanks! I'll try to do something about it! Anton (talk) 15:47, June 17, 2014 (UTC)

In fact, take User:Anton199/Vasily Tolstoy as well. Spıke Ѧ 15:55 17-Jun-14

That's a lot of Russians to deal with, but I'll still take them. Anton (talk) 16:10, June 17, 2014 (UTC)

Also, as you requested, User:Anton199/Happy, along the lines suggested by Simsie or any other ones. If successful, you may count it as a VFD save. Spıke Ѧ 11:14 18-Jun-14

edit talbes and stuff

Thanks a million Anton for updating the tables and score pages etc. I tried to spare as much time as possible while ive been abroad but 30 minutes a day just isnt enough. Cheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeers --ShabiDOO 14:36, June 18, 2014 (UTC)

That's fine. Will you employ me as your secretary now? Anton (talk) 16:20, June 18, 2014 (UTC)
It depends. Do you look stunning while wearing a purple polkadot tie? --ShabiDOO 04:40, June 19, 2014 (UTC)
Do you? Anton (talk) 06:37, June 19, 2014 (UTC)
OK, I admit, the answer is maybe. Anton (talk) 06:38, June 19, 2014 (UTC)
Any neck-tie amplifies my stunningness to a level that puts all other men to a sweaty shame. --ShabiDOO 17:56, June 19, 2014 (UTC)

edit User:Anton199/Template:Article on QVFD

I struck this request, although I was against it when you started using the template to rubber-stamp "Unacceptable!" on the talk pages of various articles. I think our tradition is that you are welcome to repudiate those posts but not to unsay them. Spıke Ѧ 13:11 19-Jun-14

OK, then I'll strike them out and let them be, I suppose. Anton (talk) 16:00, June 19, 2014 (UTC)

edit Patrol help

Hello! Would you mind reviewing the still unpatrolled edits of past days? For example, Put a fatwa on me is so fed up by me reverting everything he writes that he has begun to rant about it in Change Summaries; still, I think Islam, the result of a cosmic struggle between me and Hyperbole, was better before Fatwa pulled it in the additional direction of goofiness with a hint of rant. If you think his edits fit, simply mark them Patrolled. Spıke Ѧ 13:15 21-Jun-14

No more edits needing patrolling! I copy-edited Put a fatwa's work, but I don't what result it produced. The reference to the Google App, I think, is an external link that adds to humour. "The application also calculates prayer times using GPS location and 6 calculation methods." And they are completely serious! Anton (talk) 17:35, June 21, 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the help! Though on external links, my criterion is not whether it adds to humor, as we ought not be a catalog of humor that was done elsewhere. Also thanks on having your Mind in the same Gutter regarding M00rglade. Spıke Ѧ 17:40 21-Jun-14

edit Samantha Carter

I just added this to Samantha Carter: Samantha Carter has an inordinate number of men who are in love with her, infatuated with her or strongly attracted to her as well as the short time it takes for her to jump into the sack with them. A reoccurring theme with these men is that most of them have died. Is this funny?. This was added by a A Wikia contributor on Wikipedia on the Samantha Carter page a few years ago. Beanna.

If the joke suits the article you are working on, then it can be funny, but on Uncyclopedia, it is not allowed to copy jokes from other sources and just pasting them here, which is plagiarism. In addition to this, considering this particular text, I only see a joke in the third sentence, but there is still a possibility that it is serious, if most of Samantha's admirers died (in the series). That's why I advise you to edit the lines yourself before adding them to the article. Also, have you noticed the grammatical error in the first sentence? Anton (talk) 17:43, June 21, 2014 (UTC)

edit Rosie

You did a very good job with the Happy Monkey entry, applause and a chirp of the Happy Monkey to you. I am proud to say that it was my story-idea that you were given, and you certainly did justice to it and to all the monkeys. Cool. Aleister 12:32 26-6-14

Thank you! I guessed that it was your idea, because I saw something Aleisteric in the phrase. The style perhaps. I wanted to ask you a question: as the person who invented the topic, how would you have written the article yourself?

Your article was great, and the comments about your humour not being developed surprised me! Extremely original and developed, and I am still wondering how you managed to end the story! It went everywhere, except from where you announced it would go. Anton (talk) 15:13, June 26, 2014 (UTC)

edit Scam letter/Re:Thailand lottery

This page, which TheWikiMan026 has put on VFD, seems to be a subpage of your project that you no longer need, having switched to the tab format. If so, would you please QVFD it and set 026 straight? Spıke Ѧ 12:44 26-Jun-14

Thanks for your notification! The structure of this page is very complicated, so that the subpages are never linked to but are still essential to the article, because the actual page has no actual content, just plenty of templates. I tried to include all of the letters into the tab system, but it failed, probably because of the complex structure of the letters themselves. I think TheWikiMan found this subpage, because it was categorised, so I'll take the categories of off these subpages. Anton (talk) 14:56, June 26, 2014 (UTC)

edit HMC

Well done Anton. It seems you've taken the competition by storm and gained first place. A few more votes to come in and Wikiman hasn't even given you a score yet but it seems like you've beaten the lot. Well done. Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 09:37, June 29, 2014 (UTC)

PS - Sorry didn't see before but someone has managed to gain more points than you. Could be turned around on Wikiman's votes but whatever place you get 1st or 2nd well done to you. Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 09:38, June 29, 2014 (UTC)

Thanks! You too! After the judging is over, just add a few images to your article and it'll be a feature! Anton (talk) 10:29, June 29, 2014 (UTC)
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