User talk:Clannagael

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edit Welcome to Uncyclopedia

Spike the Dog (06b)

Spike is a grumpy old dog. You can stroke his fur, or you can be smitten by his stick. It is up to you.

Hello, Clannagael, 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! Spıke Ѧ 16:22 26-Feb-13

edit The Troubles

Thank you for fixing the grammar in this article. (But you missed the same mistake in the previous sentence!) However, the section you took aim at is largely name-calling, which is not funny unless someone puts some actual work into it; and may I nominate you? There are plenty of ways to play it: Illustrate real hypocrisy, or vilify a group but in a innocent-and-pretty treatment, but don't let this section call a group "xenophobic racists" as though that were a joke. If the original author didn't mean it, the reader will never know. Thanks in advance for whatever skill you can apply to this section! Spıke Ѧ 16:22 26-Feb-13

Thanks, that's more aggressive. The result is more encyclopedic but still suffers from the impression that the author is trying to convince more than amuse. I am 2,000 miles too far West to be on either side, but have started at the top to make the article a little more playful. However, I stalled at Section 1.1. It is toilet humor, I don't know whether it's based on anything in reality and don't know enough of the facts to rewrite it. Spıke Ѧ 19:23 27-Feb-13

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