User talk:ConCass2

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edit Welcome

Hello, ConCass2, 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 makes people laugh. If you aren't interested in a fake encyclopedia but in fake news stories, we have UnNews, and there are many other projects, such as UnScripts, UnLyrics, how-to guides, etc.

What you can do

You can create your own article. First, under your own name (User:ConCass2/An article), if, for example, you are not sure whether you will finish it quickly. (The red instead of blue is a link to a page that doesn't yet exist.) We also have a list of articles that need to be created.

You can help without writing complete pages; just read articles and, if you see an improvement in writing or in comedy, jump in and edit it. In fact, you can help without writing at all, such as organizing, watching for vandals, or even greeting other new users.

What you need

You certainly need a sense of humor and an ability to write good English. We all have strengths and weaknesses and you can get help in any area. But everyone needs an ability to work with other people. Be polite, positive, and helpful toward others, and assume others are doing the same toward you.

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I hope you enjoy it here!

Anton (talk) 13:50, April 22, 2014 (UTC)

edit Pol Pot

Thanks for the clean-up here. But you ought to sign your post on the article's talk page. And rather than scold the former authors, who very likely are no longer watching, just go in and fix it, as you did.

edit Welcome

And may your adventures here be filled with dancing, dungeons, and doohickeys. I think your first name choice didn't take because someone else on Wikia probably has it (not on this site, what happens is wikia searchs through its tens of thousands of wiki's and if a name is already taken, you can't take it. Betty Boop only made one small edit, for example. Aleister 20:14 6-5-14

edit Forum:Thumbnails are broken

I see your complaint in the recent Change Summary. This is a known bug, and you can read more at the link above. Spıke Ѧ 14:55 9-May-14

edit How to delete a page

Deleting a redirect in favor of funny new content, as you did at Slayer, is something you are welcome to do.

To finish answering your question, don't ever delete an actual author's page or turn it into a redirect. Instead, take it to Votes for deletion and get a vote and an Admin will do it. Spıke Ѧ 17:59 9-May-14

edit 1990s

I don't see the need of having all the shows listed in 1990s point to articles, if the articles don't exist. You note that your Father Ted isn't complete yet and invite someone to finish it (an invitation that is always implicit, as you took advantage of with Pol Pot). It would be better to create User:ConCass2/Father Ted and complete it at your leisure, at which time you could move it to the main encyclopedia and ensure that relevant other articles link to it. Stuff in your own userspace is normally not for collaborations, but you could invite other editors in by posting at Benson's. The author of 1990s, User:Maniac1075, is still quite active, and you might write to him directly. Spıke Ѧ 21:29 5-May-14

No one did take up your invitation, and I have indeed moved it to User:ConCass2/Father Ted for you to complete whenever you are inspired to. Spıke Ѧ 11:45 11-May-14

edit Alice in Chains

Sorry, but this is exactly the reason that album should be removed, as it is not supposed to be funny (being an actual album). I saw another, joke version of the same one, which you replaced with the other one, did it not fit in? Anton (talk) 17:34, May 13, 2014 (UTC)

The previous one was "Alice Gets Naughty With Animals", which really has nothing to do with the actual title, apart from the fact it has a dog on the cover. Wouldn't something like "We Were Too Lazy To Name This" make more sense? --ConCass2 (talk) 17:37, May 13, 2014 (UTC)
Maybe! But so there is a link, explicit or implicit, to the actual album, so it is clear to which album you are referring. Anton (talk) 17:51, May 13, 2014 (UTC)
Above and beyond this, Discographies — or any other list of not-really-related items, where the only humor is a changed word (usually a toilet pun) are discouraged in favor of writing complete paragraphs, in which the pun is just a passing joke. Spıke Ѧ 18:06 13-May-14

edit Slayer

This page is very well done, but really reads as though it was written to inform more than amuse. Could you spice up the language or do something funnier than write a factual history of the band with wisecracks sprinkled in?

Separately, cheers on figuring out {{Wikipediapar}}. But this template, and [Image:...], needs to be between paragraphs and followed by a hard Enter. If typed in the middle of the text, MediaWiki doesn't render the paragraph correctly. Cheers! Spıke Ѧ 12:18 17-May-14

Alright, just point out which parts you reckon should go and I will be glad to change it. Note taken on the template/image. --ConCass2 (talk) 13:22, May 17, 2014 (UTC)

It is not so much specific stuff that needs to go. Just think harder about amusing the reader, thanks. Spıke Ѧ 13:29 17-May-14

It's been two months, but I believe I've figured out what you mean. Reading through the article, it looks more like something from than a usual Uncyclopedia entry. Also because I've read some other informing-rather-than-amusing articles on this site. ConCass2 (talk) 21:55, July 31, 2014 (UTC)

edit Meibion Glyndŵr

That was a name from the past and the days when road signs were only in English! I think perhaps a note as regards who this 'Glyndŵr' was could be the subject of a separate article (as he is known to the English and Shakespeare as Owen Glendower). --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 09:21, May 22, 2014 (UTC)

Better yet, rename (Move) the article, as our target audience speaks English. Spıke Ѧ 10:28 22-May-14
The name of the group is "Meibion Glyndŵr", so renaming the article isn't a good idea. Maybe we could mention who Owain Glyndŵr is. ConCass2 (talk) 16:31, May 22, 2014 (UTC)
Keep the name, add a note about Glyndŵr/Glendower. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 22:12, May 22, 2014 (UTC)
In that case, youse are right. Spıke Ѧ 22:16 22-May-14

edit User:ConCass2/Bottom (TV series)

You don't need a page in your userspace that merely points to its new home in the main encyclopedia. Instead, list it (using {{Redirect}}) at UN:QVFD so an Admin will delete it entirely. (I'd just do so, but it will help if you practice this step.) Cheers! Spıke Ѧ 22:02 29-May-14

edit The Walking Dead

This article, on a show on AMC, has been nominated for deletion. Would you read the comments at VFD and decide if you can save it? Spıke Ѧ 14:38 1-Jun-14

PS--You broke one of the ballots! Would you look at your edits and repair one of them (also, sign it)? Also, voting Symbol keep vote Keep. and specifying "rewrite" is not as useful as actually doing it. Spıke Ѧ 14:48 1-Jun-14

How exactly do I write "rewrite" there? Do you just write "rewrite" in the comments box or is there some sort of template there? ConCass2 (talk) 15:02, June 1, 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the correction! "Rewrite" isn't a vote but a comment. What I do is rewrite an article and then ask people to reconsider their votes, and then count it as a VFD Save. You don't need to have watched the show to improve an Uncyclopedia article, just as I have never been to Paraguay. Just read about it at Wikipedia and think of ways to get it wrong that have a comedy theme. Spıke Ѧ 15:07 1-Jun-14

edit Welsh Uncyclopedia?

I'm posting this on my own talk page because I don't know who to write about this. Anyway, to quote Wikipedia's page about Uncyclopedia: "On February 20, 2008, the 50th language, Welsh, was added to the Uncyclopedia series". I looked it up on Google and all I got was pages on this Wiki named "Welsh" or "Wales", and a (very interesting) forum about "I'm leaving and it's your fault". Long story short, no Welsh Uncyclopedia. The article is a bit vague anyway, since Wikipedia refers to all Wikipedia parodies as "Uncyclopedias" regardless of who owns it, so I'm not sure if this means a parody of "Wicipîdia" or an actual Welsh edition of this Uncyclopedia site. Can anyone elaborate on this? Ta. ConCass2 (talk) 19:33, June 2, 2014 (UTC)

There is a Welsh Uncyclopedia. I can't remember the name of the top of my head. It's not Wikia own and has connections with a rival website so we don't often mention it here I'm afraid. Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 10:22, June 7, 2014 (UTC)
When I looked it up all I got was a user called "Spoon-on-floor" going on about some "Celwyddiadur" ("celwydd" means lies or fibs and "iadur" means "tionary", as in, "geiriadur" for dictionary), which sounds more like a parody of Wiktionary or a Welsh UnDictionary than an Uncyclopedia. Damn shame it isn't official. The Wikipedia made a big deal about it, as in, it mentioned it over the other languages because it was the "50th". ConCass2 (talk) 20:18, June 7, 2014 (UTC)
Found it! Anton (talk) 12:20, June 14, 2014 (UTC)
Ta for the link. To you guys it may all look like gibberish, but I can safely say that is some of the most appalling Welsh I have ever read. It was difficult to even make an account on it. Won't be touching that anytime soon. Doesn't anyone have a problem with the fact it says "Uncyclopedia" right there in the link, yet has very little (if anything) to do with this site? (At least because I had to make a new account) ConCass2 (talk) 14:41, June 14, 2014 (UTC)
Without getting into too much detail I believe the main (possibly only) admin on the site who brought it back to life recently and fell out with this website is English but learnt Welsh for fun. Perhaps that may explain grammatical errors, I cannot say, I don't speak Welsh. Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 15:32, June 14, 2014 (UTC)
Yes, I've been told my Welsh is bad, and I don't doubt it. Where I live it is difficult to learn such a language to a passable level. I am very sorry if I managed to turn you off. And I'm told that Celwyddoniadur is celwydd + gwyddoniadur (encyclopedia). Finally, the server it's hosted on is really slow, which is probably why it was hard for you to make an account; and the reason it was so difficult for you to find it may be that Wikia removed the interwiki prefix (cy:) due to a bunch of stunts I pulled that violated their terms of service. Long story short, fi sydd ar fai. -– Llwy-ar-lawr talkcontribs • 03:04 31 August 2014
PS--I've just deleted every single article I put there that made any claims to being written in decent Welsh; I hope the place will be more tolerable. -– Llwy-ar-lawr talkcontribs • 03:45 31 August 2014
Strange, it didn't tell me I had a message. It took me a big struggle just to make an account not because of the servers, because of the language. I had no clue what to do and I've spoken Welsh first language my entire life. Then again, if there's anything that IT lessons taught me throughout my school years, it's that Welsh and computers do not mix, for whatever reason. Still, ta for the further explanation. ConCass2 (talk) 16:50, September 19, 2014 (UTC)

edit Your signature

As 16px is the horizontal, you could make the flag bigger, if you want, and still not have it push adjacent lines apart. Spıke Ѧ 16:19 3-Jun-14

edit Coding images

Hello, you must press Enter after the terminating ]] for an image, or else MediaWiki doesn't render the next paragraph exactly right. Spıke Ѧ 22:24 3-Jun-14

edit Adrian Edmondson

Thanks for the clean-up here. You're right that it needs more; but saying so in a Change Summary is not the best way to advertise that. You have already voted Symbol keep vote Keep at VFD; you might put another Comment there that you are working on it, and to remind me to move the article to your userspace instead of deleting it, if it is voted out of the encyclopedia. Spıke Ѧ 12:55 8-Jun-14

I think it was User:Mykell that created the page, since he created most of the AltCom pages (Blackadder, the Young Ones), so it should probably go into his user space. It looks more like Chuck Norris facts than what Ade Edmondson fans would expect. ConCass2 (talk) 17:43, June 8, 2014 (UTC)

I have never dealt with Mykell, and see that he basically left us at the start of 2010. I would not userspace it to the care of a departed Uncyclopedian. However, I have retracted my Symbol delete vote Delete vote, and the vote is running 3-1 to save it, so it will stay in the encyclopedia. Spıke Ѧ 00:48 14-Jun-14

edit The Inbetweeners

Your initial quotation is worse than none at all. The start of your article needs to make the reader interested; instead, you are amusing yourself with stuff the reader might not understand yet. The quote refers to the article itself — "navel-gazing" that breaks the superficial resemblance to an encyclopedia article — and its only point is that a character, which you haven't yet introduced, is ridiculous — to you. You don't need quotes at all, unless they are good! Spıke Ѧ 20:12 9-Jun-14

The article is only 3 paragraphs long. I'm nowhere near quarter-way yet to finishing it, but you are free to edit it yourself (assuming you've watched the show, that is). ConCass2 (talk) 21:09, June 9, 2014 (UTC)

I have not watched it and I won't edit your article; just trying to give you a time-tested tip. Spıke Ѧ 02:04 10-Jun-14

edit "Move" button

I replied to you on my talk page. You are a victim of our "advanced" namespace pulldown menu, which thwarted your move to mainspace and made it a move within User space.

But, to answer your other question, do not use copypaste if what you want to do is move an article, because the edit history is lost, and you and other users lose the ability to recover the text of previous drafts. Spıke Ѧ 00:43 14-Jun-14

edit Derry

I saw the note on your talk page and looked at your edit to the article. In this and all sections on local dialects, the thing to do is ask whether the author is trying to amuse the reader or teach the dialect. I think a better way is to write funny but "encyclopedic" paragraphs, sprinkled with the dialect (in ways that the reader will understand). You might "report" an actual conversation and explain it to the reader. But lists of translations turn Uncyclopedia into a serious catalog. Same jokes, but the emphasis is on humor. Cheers! Spıke Ѧ 12:13 27-Jun-14

edit Wales

I took out "As you can probably tell thus far" as a real "encyclopedia" would not chat with the reader so. Now I also see the weasel-words "pretty much." Please tell the same jokes but use a drier, encyclopedia-like style, unless doing the opposite is part of the joke. Spıke Ѧ 15:00 27-Jun-14

I didn't actually write "as you can tell thus far", that was part of the original article. From what I can remember, all I did was add a few links, an extra image and removed some made-up facts. ConCass2 (talk) 15:22, June 27, 2014 (UTC)

Very good; sorry for the false accusation. Our imprecise version-comparison screen (plus your Change Summary) made me think you rewrote the whole Intro. Independent of who wrote it, feel free to tighten it up further! Spıke Ѧ 15:48 27-Jun-14

edit Editing and writing.

I've seen that you've been quite active lately and praise you in your work. How about becoming an even more active member of the community and joining in with discussions in our Forums and with other users by spamming their talk pages...errr...I mean having casual conversation with other users. You can also vote in VFH, VFP and VFD in case you haven't already. By the way you can keep up to date with goings on in Uncyclopedia via the UnSignpost - just in case you didn't know. Please keep up the great work! Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 18:52, July 11, 2014 (UTC)

edit Father Ted

This looks good! Perhaps the wording could be made more concise in places. I've advertised it on our main page as a recent creation. The old name of the article (in your userspace) lives on and points to the article now in mainspace, which is unnecessary. As whenever you Move an article, please use UN:QVFD to request that the old name be deleted. Spıke Ѧ 14:39 29-Jul-14

Thanks! Note how I changed your request: Use {{Redirect}} to ensure that the Admin deletes the redirect instead of the target article by mistake. Also, it has been historical fashion not to sign the request or even to explain it (certainly not when you are merely trying to delete a page in your own userspace). Cheers! Spıke Ѧ 14:56 29-Jul-14

edit Wat Tyler

I see you started an article in your user space. I wrote of Tyler in passing for the epic I co-wrote with Zarbag, History of Great Britain but you have different jokes which is good. If you want any input or images, I can help. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 09:22, July 30, 2014 (UTC)

Tâ for the link, I borrowed one of the images. You're welcome to edit my article at any time. ConCass2 (talk) 20:46, July 30, 2014 (UTC)
No problem about image borrowing ConCass2. I will have a look at what you have written so far. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 07:31, July 31, 2014 (UTC)
I think you can move your article into mainspace and carry on working on it there. Means also I can add some links to it from any article that covers the same era. Plus, you now have rollback rights. This means you can revert a vandal/idiot edit to your work or anyone elses. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 07:49, August 1, 2014 (UTC)
Forgot to add the link how it works. UN:HAX#Rollback tools. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 12:55, August 1, 2014 (UTC)

edit Talk page deleted

I deleted a user talk page that you created. The user in question is one of at least three new accounts created by the same person. Your accusation that he is "targeting" your article to vandalize the illustrations is false; overnight, he uploaded new versions of a great many illustrations (all the same thing). It seems to me he was working from RecentChanges or VFH.

In the future, when creating a talk page, please give the user an official welcome (with some of the information from User:SPIKE/Welcome) or use {{Oh Dear}} to disapprove of his contributions; that way, he has a way to read about how we work, if he wishes to. Also, briefly look at his contributions, if at least to decide which form of "welcome" to give. If you had done this, you would have seen that he had many victims. Cheers! Spıke Ѧ 16:50 6-Aug-14

Ta for clearing that up. I just assumed that he was targeting the illustrations I uploaded (probably not me in general, but I assumed he would've gone through each image and found related ones). ConCass2 (talk) 17:38, August 6, 2014 (UTC)

edit The Office

This is going well! Please add an illustration with a funny caption to the disambiguation page. (See the referenced Truth or Consequences for an example.) Also, if you move a page to a new name and want the old name to no longer work, please list it on QVFD, using {{Redirect}} to keep any Admin from deleting the new one by mistake. Spıke Ѧ 18:11 7-Aug-14

I have the ability to move without redirecting now, which I did. Some other admin gave me "rollback rights" and I guess this came with it. ConCass2 (talk) 18:17, August 7, 2014 (UTC)

edit Porridge

Thank you for spotting this pointless redirect. Now, please re-read what I explained just above (also in Sections 10 and 21) about correctly formatting the request so that the Admin on duty doesn't delete the page redirected-to by mistake. Spıke Ѧ 01:21 18-Aug-14

edit Patrolling my user page

Thanks for the good intention, but when one experienced editor posts to another's page with signature, it is generally not vandalism. In this case, fellow Admin Romartus was pointing me to a Wikipedia page that would explain his addition to my new Navelism. 23:14 PS--Saw your revert with explanation; no problem. Spıke Ѧ 23:25 30-Aug-14

PS--I am not excited about voting for your VFD of Green Day, especially as one basis is that the band is "shit." (About that, I agree; I was asked by a fan in 2005 to work one of their tunes into the ballpark playlist, and we decided to humor the little bastard.) It's a real article, with photos, but merely not the best craft we have. As you know a lot about the subject, perhaps you could save it, even if only to diss the band. (It is still a save, in my book, even if it's you who nominates it.) Spıke Ѧ 23:32 30-Aug-14

I wouldn't nominate an article based on my personal opinion on its subject, it's just that this article is bad. I don't really know much about Green Day to be honest, I just know how their music sounds and that Johnny Rotten despises them (the latter could come in handy if any edit were to surface). ConCass2 (talk) 23:55, August 30, 2014 (UTC)
By the way, concerning accidental rollbacks, there is a gadget that allows you to revert edits, while adding a change summary, described at UN:HAX#Custom_change_summary. As a change summary will be required to make the rollback, it will be a lot more difficult to revert someone accidentally. Anton (talk) 10:21, August 31, 2014 (UTC)

edit VFD protocol

I warned Llwy-ar-lawr (in the September VFD archive): "Please nominate without drama, either the interwiki variety or by disparaging other Uncyclopedians." Now I'm warning you. We do what we do, which doesn't depend on what any other website does, even if they insist on using the same name. Please comment on the article nominated for deletion, not on what any other website might do. Spıke Ѧ 23:51 22-Sep-14

edit For your outstanding commencement...

We award you this badge! Keep going and Sophia will be proud of you (if she isn't already)!

Noobaward Noob of the Moment August-September 2014 Anton (talk) 14:11, October 29, 2014 (UTC)

Well, ta very much. ConCass2 (talk) 23:04, October 30, 2014 (UTC)

edit My sojourns

Hi ConCass! My sojourn is something users explain as a "formula-based running joke". Writer Denzo made a page called "That time I was nearly raped by a yak during my sojourn in Canada", that many found funny. As this article had a specific structure, some decided to follow it but using other topics. That gave birth to pages such as That time I nearly raped a yak during my sojourn in Soviet Russia or That time I was nearly raped by a gay English teacher trying to sell me a free iPod during my sojourn in Canada. The original one and all the ones inspired by it are since then called "My sojourns". That was my story.

The formula isn't hard to get if you read several of such pages and I have just finished working on a project that consisted in assembling good articles of my sojourn type into one UnBook. It can be found here and your comments are welcome! Anton (talk) 17:20, October 30, 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) 18:19, November 9, 2014 (UTC)

I did know you had a newspaper. Checkmate. ConCass2 (talk) 20:35, November 9, 2014 (UTC)
Argh! The only way you can triumph more right now is by adding your name to the list of winners, to whom the UnSignpost comes in all its glory! Anton (talk) 12:46, November 11, 2014 (UTC)

edit Hello hello

Are you taking part in Pee Week 2014? Something tells me you should! Anton (talk) 21:36, November 15, 2014 (UTC)

edit Here comes...

BePrepared Uncyclopedian of the Month (End of 2014)

Congratulations! Hope you come back! Anton (talk) 14:58, February 7, 2015 (UTC)

Whoops! I am terribly misinformed. Sorry. In any case, congratulations! Anton (talk) 14:59, February 7, 2015 (UTC)
Congratulations! Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 13:12, April 5, 2015 (UTC)
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