User talk:Chunkles

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Because the mold growth has gotten out of control in recent times, older sections of the colony have been sliced off and preserved for future study.

You may see the individual talk page archives here, organized by year:

Below is all the newest growth and discussion. Enjoy your stay!

edit 2016 Uncyclopedia Super Bowl assignments

For a chance to win a photo of a great prize, write a funny article on Shredded wheat, and/or one on Marco Rubio, before the end of the Super Bowl! Spıke Radiomicrophone19:03 22-Jan-16

Politicians are not my thing, so shredded wheat it is! Like any great breakfast cereal, it will take some time to thaw out, chop up and stew first. Chunkles talk ✏️ contribs 00:52, January 23, 2016 (UTC)

I saw to Marco Rubio, redirected from Gang of Eight. Spıke Radiomicrophone15:03 12-Feb-16

edit HowTo:Get Super Powers

Hi Chunkles, found this in the ICU section needing pictures. Been having a tinker with it, as it is a fun article and has some great comedy hooks. It occurred to me that the article may appeal to you too, should you be inclined to play with something half done.  EStop Easy button 11:51, February 12, 2016 (UTC)

Perhaps; I'll tentatively add it to my to-do list. More pressing though is that I found the Flint, Michigan article a bit ...out-of-date. I wanted to make the necessary additions there first. :) Chunkles talk ✏️ contribs 12:28, February 12, 2016 (UTC)
A new section on Flint's unique "mineral water" would be good. Spıke Radiomicrophone15:02 12-Feb-16
PS--Fifty sections? Perhaps it's time to create your first talk page archive. Spıke Radiomicrophone15:03 12-Feb-16
Wow, the mold sure grew since I first planted it! I'm not familiar with talk page archiving, so if you could share me any tips on preserving these specimens for future study, I'm all ears, Spike. Chunkles talk ✏️ contribs 20:27, February 14, 2016 (UTC)
Details are at UN:TALK#Archives. Spıke Radiomicrophone20:34 14-Feb-16

Congratulations on your competition win Chunkles! Nice work!  EStop Easy button

Thanks! I hope you all enjoyed it. :) Chunkles talk ✏️ contribs 20:24, February 14, 2016 (UTC)

edit Winner!

Flat football

Thank you for competing in the 2016 Uncyclopedia Super Bowl!

Your entry, Shredded wheat, won the gold and has been moved to the main encyclopedia! Spıke Radiomicrophone13:11 14-Feb-16

This too will look nice on my user page! The blades look just right for wheat shredding. Chunkles talk ✏️ contribs 20:24, February 14, 2016 (UTC)

edit Flint, Michigan

Thanks for the new section on the water crisis! I went in afterwards and tried to give it a better chronological flow. The cover-up by the State of Michigan is worth a comedy treatment but wasn't funny as just a mention.

Your change of the section headings is fine, but there is nothing "improper" about un-numbered section headings with the semicolon. I've been criticized on Wikipedia for using them, by people who say they don't help navigation on mobile devices, but this is the job of the guy doing the mobile interface, as semicolon headings are a legitimate part of wikicode. I used them originally to simplify the Table of Contents. Spıke Radiomicrophone21:36 14-Feb-16

Okay, I was wondering about those. I hadn't seen them before, and felt they made the article's table of contents unnaturally empty. I'll keep this in mind on future edits. Chunkles talk ✏️ contribs 21:50, February 14, 2016 (UTC)

I also used them in a couple of the recent Presidential Candidate pages, for subsections on individual state primaries. Back to Flint, I liked the paralellism of your section head Reindustrialization but wondered also about a play on "Mineral water". Spıke Radiomicrophone00:11 15-Feb-16

I thought about it, but then I saw the "Industrialization/Deindustrialization" preceding headers and thought it would be funnier to continue the pattern. Feel free to adjust it if you want, though. Chunkles talk ✏️ contribs 04:24, February 15, 2016 (UTC)

edit Talk page archives created

I finally got around to following Spike's advice and archived my older discussions. I thought to do this by year, although the results look a little... uneven. Ah well, I might try squishing it around some other way a little later. Chunkles talk ✏️ contribs 01:45, February 22, 2016 (UTC)

edit HowToBasic

I despair that you are spending time on an article about a YouTube channel, as these are often overt advertisements or self-promotion, and in any case cover an Internet meme on another website that the average reader won't know about unless you link him there. In short, even if not written as an ad, they have the effect of an ad. Spıke Radiomicrophone19:01 6-Mar-16

To be honest, I wasn't sure if I was going to fully go through on writing an article to cover this YouTube channel (which Wikipedia claims is Australia's most-viewed YouTube channel and has over 6 million subs), so I just quickly sketched something up under my userspace to play around with and see if it held any promise. Based on your feedback, I'll chuck this experiment into the recycling bin and look elsewhere. Thanks for letting me know! Chunkles talk ✏️ contribs 19:19, March 6, 2016 (UTC)
P.S. You can delete the page for me if you want. Apparently I can't since I'm not an admin, even if it's in my own userspace. Chunkles talk ✏️ contribs 19:23, March 6, 2016 (UTC)

Not prohibited, but you should be sure any article offers the general reader something over and above the YouTube channel itself. Following your link to Wikipedia: Yes, word of its existence has reached independent third parties, though as a phenomenon, it is not clear that it has become larger than itself. As for its "bizarre and misleading instructional videos," that raises a separate problem that is the same as when Uncyclopedians try to write about comedy acts like Borat Sagdiyev or especially about comedy websites such as The Onion: Rather than write about guys who do funny stuff, shouldn't we just do funny stuff? Spıke Radiomicrophone19:30 6-Mar-16

On deletion, sleep on it and list it on QVFD if you are sure. Yes, it is baffling that users can't delete from userspace, likewise that edits to one's own userspace aren't autopatrolled. Bottom line, creating a page whose name includes a slash does invoke some navigational aids, but it's basically just another page. Spıke Radiomicrophone19:30 6-Mar-16

Just had a thought for another possible alternative: might it be a better strategy to write an article about the channel in terms of its history, rise to prominence and cultural impact? This of course means what I have now would have to be totally rewritten, but it could have more substance to it. Or might this not work out either? Chunkles talk ✏️ contribs 19:40, March 6, 2016 (UTC)

I didn't read what you wrote at all, but was just offering general guidance. A fake narrative of its history and impact would ensure that you were doing more than just trying to retell the joke it tells, and the fact that it is also involved in fakery could be woven in subtly. "Substance" is the thing. Spıke Radiomicrophone19:48 6-Mar-16

Alright, I'll try this approach then and see how it turns out. Chunkles talk ✏️ contribs 20:19, March 6, 2016 (UTC)

edit Goa Tse on VFH

I reply on VFH. Try again now; I removed certain passages (pun) assuming the Wikia filter matched on the six-letter word. Still all butthole humor, all the time, in my opinion. Come to VFD as well! Spıke Radiomicrophone00:39 28-Mar-16

Thanks, Spike! My intended changes from my attempted edit went through. I also took a look at VFD while waiting; see my vote on 9-11 (video game) (which might be part of a larger infestation of problem articles). Chunkles talk ✏️ contribs 00:51, March 28, 2016 (UTC)

Might be? It is. The navigation template at the top leads to more of them, equally awful. I nominate one whenever anyone edits it. Spıke Radiomicrophone00:58 28-Mar-16

edit Contest

Sure you may enter. Don't ask (strike your question, even) and just do it (by adding your name as a row in the table and picking one or two categories of article). I'll announce the timing and put up a site message as soon as a third judge volunteers. Spıke Radiomicrophone21:18 28-Mar-16

All set! Can't wait. :) Chunkles talk ✏️ contribs 21:39, March 28, 2016 (UTC)

edit Whales

Am enjoying this! You even bring a new take to the very old Fat Americans joke! In Morphology, I would not contemplate nuclear war but instead explain how wartime use of whales led to the Hindenberg disaster. Next step is to assign to whales the affectations of fat people, such as demanding "reasonable accommodation" at work and all the best parking spaces, sleeping with a CPAP machine, and displaying a placard on the windshield. Spıke Radiomicrophone23:46,23:59 28-Mar-16

Thanks! This is a topic I've been meaning to get around to since I saw it on the most wanted articles list. Chunkles talk ✏️ contribs 01:54, March 29, 2016 (UTC)

The article can now stand on its own in mainspace, but I'll probably continue tweaking it some more. It's just such a large subject. Chunkles talk ✏️ contribs 10:52, May 5, 2016 (UTC)

edit 2016 Springtime contest

Thank you for signing up! For a chance to win a photo of a great prize, write a funny article on Lemonade, before the end of 18 April! Spıke Radiomicrophone02:50 1-Apr-16

Funny, it seemed to me like we already had an article on the subject. But I'll see what I can do to make this one unique and refreshing. Chunkles talk ✏️ contribs 04:06, April 1, 2016 (UTC)

edit Tay

It seems you are not only familiar with the chat-bot but have the beginnings of a comedy strategy. Will you attempt it next? Spıke Radiomicrophone02:46 5-May-16

I do indeed have some ideas. It's a shame that CrappyUncyclopedian1111's version never really took off the ground, but I will see what I can do. Chunkles talk ✏️ contribs 10:42, May 5, 2016 (UTC)

Crappy, by the way, picked a new name, ClashAndRekt (and voted for your feature). Spıke Radiomicrophone13:37 5-May-16

edit Lemonade

Congratulations! A new featured article for tomorrow. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 10:55, May 5, 2016 (UTC)

edit Template:Recent

Oh, right, I always neglect that, thanks. Spıke Radiomicrophone03:21 19-May-16

edit User:Chunkles/Tay (bot)

I finally got around to starting the requested article for Tay (bot) in my userspace. Not much there so far due to IRL time constraints, but my general strategy is to draw parallels between the rise and fall of Tay with that of Hitler, as laid out in both the Wikipedia and Uncyclopedia articles for him. In doing so, I hope to take Tay's offensive absurdity and enhance it with an implied spiritual successorship. Chunkles talk ✏️ contribs 03:32, May 24, 2016 (UTC)

It's a good start. We famously do not require consistency between our articles, so don't take Hitler as some sort of website canon. Lesser hands are warned at HTBFANJS not to flog Hitler at all. I'd think good comedy would take some of its more notorious real-life tweets and provide clever explanations for them. Meanwhile, good luck beating back Dreaded Real Life! Spıke Radiomicrophone03:36 24-May-16

At my current rate, I'm thinking I can get maybe about one section done per night, then spend some time after shuffling it around and editing until the final result looks good. Chunkles talk ✏️ contribs 02:20, May 25, 2016 (UTC)

Don't take any of the fun out by holding yourself to a production schedule, and you know how to advertise it on {{Recent}} when you are ready! Spıke Radiomicrophone02:39 25-May-16

edit Tourette's on VFH

Yeah, he botched the score count too; I deleted your comment about the Against vote in the wrong section and just moved it. Spıke Radiomicrophone19:08 29-May-16

edit Pokémon Go

Indeed people will be wanting this! My seat-neighbor at tonight's baseball game had it on his mobile device. I'll mention it on the website main page. Spıke Radiomicrophone03:01 10-Jul-16

Great to hear! I might have rushed this one a little (wasted a lot of time playing the game myself instead of writing), so feel free to make any changes or enhancements. I'll need to continue working on my Tay article whenever I can break the new addiction I've developed. Chunkles talk ✏️ contribs 03:03, July 10, 2016 (UTC)

I shall not, as I don't know the source material. It looked vaguely like Sim City. Am still pay-per-megabyte and if I need comic relief from scolding newbies, I drop down into DOS and play a card game I wrote myself. Good to hear Tay will get a supercharge. Spıke Radiomicrophone03:08 10-Jul-16

That's okay; perhaps others will edit it (which I'm totally fine with). There are also some news stories already surrounding this game which would make excellent fodder for UnNews articles. I will leave those to more capable hands, but if you see someone who might want to try it, mention the ones about the teen girl finding a dead body while playing or that many players are finding the vast majority of game locations to be churches IRL. The comedic potential seems immense. Chunkles talk ✏️ contribs 03:13, July 10, 2016 (UTC)
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