User talk:Dr. Medicine

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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, Dr. Medicine, 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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  • The administrators are willing to help you, and several Uncyclopedians are willing to adopt you.
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I hope you enjoy it here and write a lot of funny stuff! Spıke Ѧ 01:26 23-Oct-13

edit Save the moss

Hello and welcome! That's a great start; but at the moment, it is mostly a personal story of EPA conspiracy, not really a funny satire encyclopedia article yet. It ought to be less off-the-top-of-your-head and more a funny take on something real. So keep working on it, and ask me (by typing at the bottom of this page) if you have questions. Spıke Ѧ 01:26 23-Oct-13

Alright thank you for the quick reply to my article. It was more of me getting used to writing things on Uncylcopedia. Do you think I should scrap the idea and something else? I have more actual satirical ideas and not ones like this Save The Moss article. This place seems cool and I think I might be sticking here for a while. Looking forward to your reply! Dr. Medicine (talk) 02:34, October 23, 2013 (UTC)
Hello there, it's Spike's beddy byes so I'll answer this: Only scrap the article if you think it cannot be made funny. Currently the article is not good enough to be a mainspace article however you may improve it if you think you can. We like articles that parody encyclopedic ones with titles of real things and then making the serious look silly or even the silly look serious. Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 07:06, October 23, 2013 (UTC)

Yeah. The important thing to keep in mind is that the pages ought to look like articles from an encyclopedia--really like them, until you dig in and think about the crap you are reading! So, stuff like "also known as poopy-head" and "born in the year 9000" is like yanking the fishing rod before you've hooked the fish. There's more stuff like that in our style guide, compassionately named How To Be Funny And Not Just Stupid. You would be amazed at the number of things that seem funny to you but make frequent readers/editors groan and say, "Here's another one!"

I see you have met our cruise director, ScottPat. Your request to be adopted went to exactly the wrong user; as ScottPat replied there, that user is not in the building and not expected to return. Both of us will see what you type here and will answer any other questions. Romartus in England will be awake; he likes it that you type a brief introduction of yourself at your user page so you don't continue showing up in red in the activity log. Spıke Ѧ 10:28 23-Oct-13

Alright thanks for the help. Is there anyone who can take me under his/her wing? I appreciate all the help. Dr. Medicine (talk) 12:07, October 23, 2013 (UTC)
I did give you the list of adopters before and you will find me on it, if you are willing to let me adopt you. Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 12:09, October 23, 2013 (UTC)

That would be awesome if you could. You sound like you know your stuff. I'm still really new to Uncyclopedia so I am totally lost. I really appreciate the help. How do I officially become your adoptee? Or is it not that important? Thanks!Dr. Medicine (talk) 14:41, October 23, 2013 (UTC)

Not important but this is as official as it gets. I accept you as my adoptee. If you can find the template that confirms this you deserve to use the template. I will hunt for it at another point. Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 14:48, October 23, 2013 (UTC)
Yea I think I can find it. So what do I do as an adoptee? Just ask questions or will you guide me through stuff? The preceding unsigned comment was added by Dr. Medicine (talk • contribs)
I check what you write and remind you when you have made a mistake such as: "Don't forget to sign messages." You ask me questions when you don't know something. We become friends (or at least from your point of view!). Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 15:04, October 23, 2013 (UTC)
Hello! I am not here to steal you from ScottPat's wing - I just wanted to tell that if you make your template look more like this: {{Adoptee|ScottPat}}, this will fit your situation a bit more. Welcome here and I hope that your wishes about getting to know everyone will soon be accomplished! Anton (talk) 15:05, October 23, 2013 (UTC)

@ScottPat sounds like a plan then. I'm gonna be checking up frequently then and asking sh*t tons of questions so be prepared dude.

@Anton199 Hey thanks for the tip! I appreciate the help. Dr. Medicine (talk) 15:34, October 23, 2013 (UTC)

edit Welcome

...and you are very lucky to be ScottPat's adoptee. He is a true uncyclopedian. As for the need to make an article encyclopedic, don't let that hinder you in writing anything you want. It is not a hard and fast rule. Good to meet you. Aleister 23-10

Hey glad to meet you. Thank you for your feedback. It definitely lifts a weight of my shoulders and I think it will definitely free up my writing. I'm gonna check some articles you wrote if you do t mind;) Dr. Medicine (talk) 16:07, October 23, 2013 (UTC)
Al's probably our best writer here (along with Shabidoo, Sog1970, Romartus and basically anyone else who writes on this wiki) so please have a look at his work for inspiration. Then perhaps create an article of your own. Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 16:11, October 23, 2013 (UTC)
A guy named ScottPat ain't so shabby himself. Lots of good writers here, check out the Hall of Shame for lots of good pages. Aleister today

Yea I really like your stuff Al. Its pretty creative and funny. I plan on rewriting the iPhone article because it was deleted so many times and everyone uses the iPhone. I'm gonna start either tomorrow or wait until the weekends to write some stuffs up for it. Hopefully it will meet your expectations Scott;)The preceding unsigned comment was added by Dr. Medicine (talk • contribs)

OK. Please don't forget to sign your messages with 4 tildes as stated in the welcom message! Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 07:37, October 24, 2013 (UTC)
Hi Doctor Medicine. Welcome. I look forward to your iPhone story. You can create a subpage - User:Dr. Medicine/iPhone because all articles that are on mainspace will get a time tag on it. This means that if nothing is done to an article (i.e. adding text, images or formatting) it will get deleted or 'huffed' as they say here. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 12:41, October 24, 2013 (UTC)
With the Doctor's permission, I will do this to the incomplete Save the moss for the reasons given above. It will be a couple more days before you start seeing the Move button at the top of pages, to do this yourself. Spıke Ѧ 12:51 24-Oct-13
Thanks for reading some of my pages. Many of them are encyclopedic, but some aren't. Writing is not for the meek at heart, so maybe follow Ray Bradbury's writing advice: It's like jumping off a cliff, just sit at the computer keys and start moving your fingers. Aleister a day in the life

@Hey thanks Romartus! That's a pretty neat tip. But one problem, at least I think, is that there is an article already under the name of IPhone so would it be against the rules to create and article about the iPhone?

@Spike sure please do. It was pretty terrible.

@Aleister I write doing school cuz that's where all my great ideas come from lol. But I am thankful for the helpful suggestion and support!The preceding unsigned comment was added by Dr. Medicine (talk • contribs)

The move to userspace is done and your article is at User:Dr. Medicine/Save the moss. Articles have an implicit capital first letter, so iPhone and IPhone necessarily go to the same place. Put {{Title|iPhone}} so the page bears the appropriate title. Spıke Ѧ 01:08 25-Oct-13

edit Swiper the Fox

I'm feeling left out of the fun here, so I wrote a quick review at Talk:Swiper the Fox.                               Puppy's talk page07:09 25 Oct 2013

Expert review, which I agree with entirely. Dr. Medicine is merely the last editor--though his edits unfailingly tugged the article in the direction of rape and bestiality. Neither these topics nor any other meme is funny enough, standing on its own; you must do the work of either cleverly writing or cleverly relating them to the real-world subject. Spıke Ѧ 12:12 25-Oct-13
Alright thank you all for the feedback. I promise to work on it when I get home. The preceding unsigned comment was added by Dr. Medicine (talk • contribs)
You have the enthusiasm, we'll train you up and soon you'll be dancing with articles flying out your ears. Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 18:01, October 25, 2013 (UTC)
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