User talk:Captain gull

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TLB

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edit Welcome Back

I noticed your Alain Robert article that you have unfinished in your user space. Could do with a pic or two and perhaps a few more lines but deserves main spacing. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 06:32, August 6, 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the feedback, it gave me the inclination to add some more bits to finish it off and move it to main space. --Captain gull (talk) 09:45, August 7, 2013 (UTC)
I added a link and quote to echo your joke about the 'spyderman'. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 12:46, August 7, 2013 (UTC)
I thought about adding 'future' buildings Alain Robert wants to climb paragraph. Perhaps the 1776 Liberty tower in New York, as a mark of Franco-American friendship and a snub to the Brits who refuse him permits to do the same tricks in Britain?? Don't have to and may have a chance as a feature. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 12:51, August 7, 2013 (UTC)
Very creative and funny! I've listed it in {{Recent}} to advertise it on the Main Page. Now get in the habit of submitting {{Redirect|User:Captain gull/Alain Robert}} to QVFD, because you no longer need the name in your userspace to work, so we can delete the redirect. Quibbles: The article ought to have another photo at the start (or move the existing photo to the start); and the fact that it ends with two lists may induce incompetent anonymous authors on the night shift to add crap to the article forever. Thanks for the contribution! Spıke ¬ 13:12 7-Aug-13
I have added a King Kong image but perhaps a close up of the climber is required. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 14:18, August 7, 2013 (UTC)

edit Alain Robert

Hi. Thanks for your recent edit to your story. As you can see I added another list but this is your article and I would like to nominate it as a feature. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 07:02, August 12, 2013 (UTC)

I like the last list, it adds a kind of closure to the article. I've made some final minor edits to the page so you're welcome to nominate it. Thanks for the support! Captain gull (talk) 10:17, August 12, 2013 (UTC)
I have nommed. Don't be shy, vote for your own article! --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 12:13, August 12, 2013 (UTC)
And thank you for fleshing out those lists into paragraphs; this makes the article seem much more complete, and makes overnight Anons much less likely to append new list items. Spıke ¬ 04:00 17-Aug-13
I've tried making the Injuries section less listy as well as that was suffering from the same problem. Perhaps still needs a silly picture at the end. Captain gull (talk) 03:49, August 18, 2013 (UTC)
Yep could do with one. By the way I think your article will turn out to be a definite feature by now, so great work. Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 06:40, August 18, 2013 (UTC)
Thank you to all who voted and helped make it a feature! I'll try not to disappear again for another three years now... Captain gull (talk) 00:35, August 20, 2013 (UTC)

edit VFD, again

Thank you for your votes on VFD, even on articles where you have No Dog In The Fight. Regarding satire James Bond plots, there is something like this already at James Bond (character). That article got voted onto the main page, so we presume it doesn't need an injection of more comedy; but if you ever got motivated to write the article on Bond-movie plots, you could install a link from that article to yours. Spıke ¬ 01:54 6-Sep-13

No problem, just getting a taste for helping to improve the quality of the site. I might even attempt the Bond thing when I get the chance. Captain gull (talk) 03:40, September 6, 2013 (UTC)

edit UnNews:New Zealand's islands confirmed to exist

Good work! You are on the Front Page--and above the fold! Spıke ¬ 23:49 10-Oct-13

edit Pssst

I enjoyed reading the page developing in your userspace. But it seems unlikely that anyone will look up "Pssst" in our encyclopedia. I see from Wikipedia that there is a real game, and it really was published in 1983. You are writing for a niche audience! If that is okay, please proceed! But do link to your new article from the article on the Spectrum, or devise a navigation template (like this one) by which Sinclair owners can see all relevant pages. Spıke ¬ 11:15 16-Oct-13

I think among old Spectrum users, this game is probably one of the better-known 'classics' and might come up in a Google search and provide a modicum of amusement for someone. I'll definitely link to it from the Spectrum article, however the small amount of Sinclair-related articles probably wouldn't warrant an entire template. I notice the Jet Set Willy article (another Spectrum game) is linked via the Mass Media template so that might be appropriate. Captain gull (talk) 11:46, October 16, 2013 (UTC)

I see you are "tidying up" this article. You are welcome to move it to the main encyclopedia, if you can figure out the new pulldown menus in the interface behind the Move button at the top of the article.

And I see from your user page that you are a fan of progressive rock. I've found several great bands (most recently Subsignal from Germany) on prog.fm (apparently out of New Jersey USA) that has free streaming and is still too penny-ante to have advertising. There is a ticker on the web by which to identify artists and tracks and see how many others are tuned in (generally a couple dozen). Spıke ¬ 00:06 18-Oct-13

Thanks for the nom! I'm just going to update the nav template next and link from ZX Spectrum. And I'll be sure to check out your recommendation. Captain gull (talk) 00:26, October 18, 2013 (UTC)

edit Ministers of the UK Government

Thank you very much Captain for your wonderful proofread of my article. I never realised how many mistakes I had made so it was much appreciated! Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 08:34, October 20, 2013 (UTC)

You're most welcome! From the desk of the Department of Corrections. Captain gull (talk) 10:00, October 20, 2013 (UTC)

edit User:Captain gull/Dynamo‎

Three comments at this preliminary stage:

  1. The article is clearly for a very small niche audience. Throw other readers a sop, possibly including more clever phrasing. "As is befitting" introduces such phrasing; but your list of "mantras" might not relate to anything for readers outside the dialect.
  2. Your list format for the individual spells, if this article arrives in mainspace, I fear will induce unfunny, anonymous, overnight writers to add to it ad infinitum.
  3. The very first sentence has to pull the reader in. The one you have now, especially with "25th-level" and an inside joke for BBC viewers, tells me I'm not the target audience. You need a short, snappy sentence just before this to whet my appetite.

Happy editing! Spıke ¬ 00:03 21-Mar-14

Oh OK then, I thought this ridiculous TV show was more widespread around the globe. Thanks for the feedback. Captain gull (talk) 01:03, March 21, 2014 (UTC)

I am a notoriously bad authority on who watches what television. But "BBC" appears nowhere in the Wikipedia disambiguation page. Ignore my pronouncement on the size of your potential audience, maybe, and consider my other feedback. Spıke ¬ 01:33 21-Mar-14

To be honest I had no idea which TV channel it's on in the UK and I just went with BBC as I couldn't be bothered fact-checking and the fewer facts the better, right? And yeah I'll most likely drop the lists as they don't add much to the comedy other than fit with the Dungeons & Dragons rulebook vibe. Captain gull (talk) 02:00, March 21, 2014 (UTC)
Dungeons & Dragons! Yikerooney. That takes me back! Is it a 'religion' that still exists? --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 09:06, March 21, 2014 (UTC)
Yep, although nowadays it's more like the Cathars before the Inquisition executed them all. Captain gull (talk) 22:04, August 5, 2014 (UTC)

edit BioShock

Thank you for your edits! Very funny! I'll see if anything else there needs work. Anton (talk) Uncyclopedia United 10:09, August 11, 2014 (UTC)

And good work on the edits to the Atlas quote making it less of a word-for-word copy from the game. I wasn't sure what to do with it myself. Captain gull (talk) 22:50, August 11, 2014 (UTC)
Thanks! I wonder how I haven't noticed it before. I thought that I read the entire article and now I see that I haven't! Anton (talk) Uncyclopedia United 13:50, August 12, 2014 (UTC)

edit Congratulations!

Thanks one more time for your contributions to BioShock! Did you know that it's available on AppStore since August? And here is your hall-of-shame half a point: 0.5.

And here is your collaboration (no, not really) template:


In other words, well done! Anton (talk) Uncyclopedia United 21:21, September 17, 2014 (UTC)

Ah, I see the HoS rules have changed, permitting those with only one feature to enter. Still, I'll observe the original spirit in which it was written and wait until I have the hat-trick (got to set myself goals, you know). And who would be masochistic enough to try playing this game on a touchscreen? Capt. Gull (talk) 22:47, September 17, 2014 (UTC)
Nice spirit! Concerning Hall of Shame, one feature was more of an encouragement politics rather than a new rule (see Forum:Do we need 3 features rule for Hall of Shame?). What I meant by the hall-of-shame half-a-point was that you can use it once you have three features, but if you want, you can use it right now, especially if you need any encouragement. Yes, do you?
Oh, and what I meant by "collaboration (no, not really)" was that the template isn't really a special collaboration template. Just clarifying, because my messages tend to be very confusing.
Another thing: the great PLS starts tomorrow and lasts for two weeks. Are you going to take part? I wish you did! Anton (talk) Uncyclopedia United 19:59, September 19, 2014 (UTC)
Yes, thanks for your encouragement. I'm working on something offline and trying to get it to a less crap state before posting it. Capt. Gull (talk) 10:59, September 24, 2014 (UTC)
I almost always do that right now. It just feels better to submit an already finished work. Anton (talk) Uncyclopedia United 19:35, September 24, 2014 (UTC)

edit Poet Lowrate 2014

The judges were unanimous. Your article is the winner this year. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 07:52, October 20, 2014 (UTC)

Congratulations! Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 09:40, October 20, 2014 (UTC)
Félicitations! Anton (talk) Uncyclopedia United 18:42, October 20, 2014 (UTC)
If "Poet Lowrate" is not part of our website heritage but a mere bon mot, we should promptly weave it into our website heritage. Spıke ¬ 18:52 20-Oct-14
Thank you all! I think "simple but funny" (as per Anton's comments) is my general strategy whether intentional or not. I'll try adding a couple more images to the article as well. Capt. Gull (talk) 23:11, October 20, 2014 (UTC)

edit Uncyclopedia:VFP/Bible Collector's Edition

Your comment was taken into consideration and error removed by the uploader! Anton (talk) Uncyclopedia United 17:41, October 29, 2014 (UTC)

Thanks, I've given it my vote now having been AFK for the past couple of weeks. Capt. Gull (talk) 08:04, November 6, 2014 (UTC)

edit You didn't know we had a newspaper, did you?

Here is a free trial UnSignpost. If you like it, then subscribe here to get more free trial UnSignposts! Anton (talk) Uncyclopedia United 18:17, November 9, 2014 (UTC)

edit Stairs

You can vote for your own articles. Blowing one's own trumpet is tolerated and encouraged. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 22:31, November 11, 2014 (UTC)

Consider my trumpet blown. Capt. Gull (talk) 02:15, November 16, 2014 (UTC)

edit Hello hello

Are you taking part in Pee Week 2014? Something tells me you should! Anton (talk) Uncyclopedia United 21:35, November 15, 2014 (UTC)

edit CHU

Thank you for your vote at VFH and for your editing suggestion. My choice of additional photo was not the most imaginative, but I hope the caption makes it work. I was about to kill this nomination — "ten days and no second" — but mostly just in order to make a pun. Spıke ¬ 14:14 18-Nov-14

OK, well I'm glad to see the nomination stay alive while you still get to make your pun. You know I'm just thinking of the readers whose attention spans are shorter than a shortwave... thingy? Capt. Gull (talk) 11:38, November 19, 2014 (UTC)
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