User talk:Baggaz

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edit Welcome!

Soldier boy

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edit Just so you know...

Why You Didn't Pull Last Night is now to be found at Why?: You Didn't Pull Last Night, which is a much better home for it. Nice start to the article, by the way - develop it a bit more and it could well be a feature on the Why? section of the site. :-) Rabbi Techno Icons-flag-gb kvetch Icon rabbi Contribs Foxicon FOXES 12:45, February 8, 2010 (UTC)

edit Derbyshire

Your recent edit fails on all levels and I have reverted it. (1) Your coding is obsolete; (2) There is no reason your Did-You-Know has to be centered, and look different from all the others in the encyclopedia, except that perhaps you think yours is especially important; (3) Calling people from Derby cunts, if it is comedy, is not an original comedy creation. Spıke Ѧ 14:38 5-Mar-13

edit Club Amadeus

User Newman66 has undone your edit and I tend to agree with him. Using strikethrough makes us look less like an encyclopedia and should be avoided unless it is sure to deliver laughter. Whether or not updated, this section reads less like comedy that could be enjoyed by the general reader and more like an entertainment blog written by dissatisfied customers. If you could breathe life into it and not just make factual corrections, we would appreciate it. Spıke Ѧ 22:16 27-Oct-13

I have let your latest edit stand (and Newman66 is not here that much anymore) but I have cut this article way back. We are a humor wiki, not an entertainment blog; and (independent of your edits) the article doesn't need quotes that no one really said, a long list of trivia, and rants about how someone didn't get his money's worth. Just humor, cheers. Spıke Ѧ 23:44 9-Feb-14

I don't know if this is how to get in touch with you, Spike, but I request a revert to the article's original state (when I updated it night). Fair enough, you want to delete things that you don't find funny, but the only reason my attention was brought back to this article was because I had random people linking me to it on Facebook saying how 'amazing' and 'unbelievably funny' it is. Their words, not mine. A lot of the humour I use is referencing real events and people ie. The Hawaiian Shirt Guy, who actually has his own Facebook page believe it or not. I understand you won't like the whole article, since I wrote 99.9% of it myself, but what is ironic is that I actually love the club and go every week and is therefore entirely satirical. I thought that was the point? Making people laugh? It is not a blog documenting my dissatisfaction with the club; almost none of it is true, it's a parody. While I could have been more general, and written an article about all nightclubs, I don't really have a lot of experience visiting anywhere else, and I prefer to 'stick to what you know'. Having seen such articles as 'Fire Hydrant' and others which also, presumably, feature quotes that 'no one really said', I don't know what you mean when you say I can't make stuff like that up - I thought that was the point of a 'content-free encyclopedia'. This article took many hours to look how it looked last night, I'd appreciate it if we could leave it that way since it seems to have become quite a shared article on Facebook, and I don't want people missing out on laughs because it 'doesn't appeal to the general reader'. Cheers, Baggaz.

This is the right way to reply (apart from the lack of a formal signature and timestamp, about which, see above). I have reviewed my edit of yesterday and it is fine. In detail, and at the risk of repeating:

  • Six initial quotations, some of which cannot even be attributed, were too many. (See UNQUOTE.)
  • The initial start, where the author begins and then strikes his first paragraph and says "the club is shit," quickly breaks the "encyclopedia" motif and resembles hundreds of contributions by the short-pants crowd who only want to use our site to run something down.
  • Being "fingered, bummed, or gang-raped" may seem funny to you without even having a point for saying it, but it is not funny enough. Likewise disparaging the dyslexic (or retarded or gay) in the absence of a comedy point. Writing about sex to strangers is intensely amusing to a certain group, but without a strategy, it breaks what we are doing here.
  • The former section "Conspiracy" was a rant based on a single incident. It would not appear in an encyclopedia and its only humor was of a you-had-to-be-there variety.
  • The details of what the club used to be like under a previous management and name are totally without notability.
  • And the section on trivia has all the problems that excessive lists of unrelated items have. (See UN:LIST.)

I am not accusing you of actually hating the club, and it doesn't matter what your actual opinion of it is, any more than it matters what the actual truth is. This is a long and crufty article on a single venue that did not meet the usual standards for articles here, and when you put something in the main encyclopedia, you implicitly invite collaboration. I believe I reined in some of the cruft without changing the essence of the article. Regarding Fire Hydrant, two wrongs don't make a right, and you are more than welcome to clean up any other article in turn. The process on Facebook that you describe is the process of an Uncyclopedian turning a mainspace article into a vanity piece full of in-jokes for the local punters. This belongs entirely on Facebook. Uncyclopedia, by comparison, is a group writing project and appeal to the general reader — not club attendees — is paramount. Failing that, the entire thing becomes an in-joke. Please read How To Be Funny And Not Just Stupid, cover-to-cover, help us in the job of building a satire encyclopedia and not just building your own web popularity, and make any future edits in the spirit of that guide. Spıke Ѧ 13:24 10-Feb-14

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