User talk:BEGEHWW15

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Spike the Dog (06b)

Articles are better if they contain pictures. "Thumbnails" like this one contain captions, and funny captions are the best.

Hello, BEGEHWW15, and welcome to Uncyclopedia. This is a wiki (a collection of pages that anyone can edit). Words in blue are "links" and if you click on them, they will take you to another page. This wiki is devoted to comedy. It pretends it is Wikipedia, but we exist to make people laugh, not to 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 Ѧ 21:43 1-Feb-13

edit Sheffield

I'm watching your first article take shape. Eventually, it needs some pictures; you can look at the coding at the start of this page for an example of how it's done. Remember that your page is claiming to be an encyclopedia article. Starting out with the bit about stolen ideas makes it sound as though you have a grudge. (It's okay to have a grudge; just not okay to sound that way!) Happy editing! Spıke Ѧ 21:43 1-Feb-13

PS--Don't remove construction tags. Administrator Romartus put the {{WIP}} (Work In Progress) tag on as an indication that the article isn't yet good enough. He will take it off when it is. Right now, it isn't. It sums up your feelings but needs to be expressed in a way that tells the reader outside of Sheffield, including even some in America, what the joke is. Spıke Ѧ 13:49 2-Feb-13

Sorry, i didnt mean to delete the contruction tags. The point of the joke is to say that Sheffield stereotypically not a very nice place to live do you have any suggestions on how i could make this clearer then i already have? The preceding unsigned comment was added by BEGEHWW15 (talk • contribs)

Thanks for the reply. The point is not on what to say but how to say it. It's got to look more like an "encyclopedia article" (not a personal rant) and has got to engage readers throughout the English-speaking world. Likewise in your new Nigel Farage: I don't know who he is, so make me care--and telling me what a doofus you think he is, doesn't make me care. Hope that helps. Again, "How to be funny and not just stupid" may give you tips. Also, see my notes above on "How to post to talk pages." Happy editing! Spıke Ѧ 14:09 2-Feb-13

This is where you have the advantage BEGEHWW15 is that I do know who Nigel Farage is. Hence my picture add. It is not a bad start for your second article, just needs a bit more work. Some of what I call Randumbo could be knocked out (in my view) but the idea of Farage as a hero works. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 22:38, February 2, 2013 (UTC)

Sheffield is getting better! But do me two favors:

  • Run it through a spell-checker! (Starting with "plagiarism") There's also major apostrophe work to be done.
  • Browse the debate I am having with another Uncyclopedian, regarding writing articles about places the average reader doesn't know anything about, on his talk page. Spıke Ѧ 19:26 3-Feb-13

Oh my! A spell-checker will always give you a word, and "inebriety" is a word, but it has nothing to do with inbreeding, which is what your section is about. (My source, naturally, is the American Heritage Dictionary.) Now, when writing about inbreeding, you are writing about a fault of your small town which everyone else thinks is the fault of their own small town. So either leave it out or make sure this section is particularly good writing. Cheers! Spıke Ѧ 19:46 3-Feb-13

Hi, i have done most of what i wanted to do about Sheffield, in the article i have made but to be honest, i dont find it funny and neither do the people i have showed it to i dont know what you guys think. I know you guys told me to make it more article like but the people who i've showed it to dont find that funny, i think i've made it to Wikipedia like and also picked on subjects with no comic potential at all. Basically if you guys dont thinks it funny then i am willing to try again and make the next one funny.BEGEHWW15 (talk) 20:20, February 4, 2013 (UTC)

I am not bowled over by it. It recalls that discussion I asked you to look at above. Stuff like comparing Sheffield to Mos Eisley could be applied to any town. The article needs a comedy theme, something running all the way through it to tie things together. I thought it might be the idea that Sheffield wishes it were Liverpool and Manchester. But you apply it to only two things (football and the Industrial Revolution) and then move on with a finale about drunks (something else that every town has). That someone thinks his village is "a complete and utter sh*t hole" is surely not specific to Sheffield either. It's a put-down, one-line-and-done, not good comedy. Culinary and horticultural pursuits might be something unique to Sheffield that the reader might care about. Once again, Romartus is a fellow Englander who writes funny stuff and might see a way forward for this article. Spıke Ѧ 20:36 4-Feb-13
Your new start to Early History is approaching great writing! It is now a fun dance with words. (Do you mean rouge [red] or rogue [rebel]? Chef Roux and the Rouges, a musical group, perhaps?) But Mos Eisley is gone, but now the article has no pictures. Could you take (or find) and upload photos of signature Sheffield landmarks and misinterpret what they are about, creating funny captions for them? Spıke Ѧ 21:07 4-Feb-13

I decided Mos Eiseley wasnt very good and was just clutching at straws. There is actually a chef called Michel Roux and Michel Roux Jr but i my change that if people wont know who he is. Sure i'll get some pictures in there this afternoon. BEGEHWW15 (talk) 08:19, February 5, 2013 (UTC)

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