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Hello, BassHero55, 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!15:50 3-Mar-14
Do you realize the author is the website's Proofreader? Anyway, thank you for the corrections!13:23 8-May-14
Thank you for removing your listing of this at QVFD. Childish or not, it is an established article and I cannot delete it administratively. You are welcome to nominate it at Votes for deletion. If you do, please explain your reasoning, follow the rules, and be sure your ballot looks right before saving. 13:52 6-Jun-14
PS--Thanks for that nomination, also for your votes elsewhere (+5 is usually required to delete) and for correcting the scores on other ballots. Also, feel free to do what you did on this article elsewhere: The purpose of an Intro is to induce the reader to jump in with both feet; a long list of aliases right at the start (also excessive initial quotations) lets an editor pat himself on the back for telling a quick joke that everyone will read, just before clicking away from the page because it is junk.
Meanwhile, notice how your signature dumps more code into the page, every time you sign a post, than the rest of ours do. The solution is at UN:SIG: You need a signature file. 14:28 6-Jun-14
PPS--Having baited you to VFD this, I ought not switch and vote to Keep. However, this article is hardly among our worst. It has been polluted over the years by people who just want to trash the company (which we allow, but only if it's funny). It is currently protected against "new" users, I don't know if that includes you. If not, you ought to help with the clean-up and get a "VFD Save."15:08 6-Jun-14