User talk:Epicgenius

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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, Epicgenius, 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.

What you can do

You can create your own article. For starters, create it under your own name; for example, User:Epicgenius/Bedbug. (The red instead of blue is a link to a page that doesn't yet exist.) We have a list of articles that need to be created. You can help without writing articles; 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.

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To write articles, you 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 and write a lot of funny stuff! Spıke Ѧ 19:15 12-Nov-13

Oh, wow. Just like Wikipedia, except sillier. Epicgenius(tcWP) 19:38, November 12, 2013 (UTC)
No it's just like wikipedia, we use the same sources for our information, however we interpret these sources correctly. Welcome! Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 19:41, November 12, 2013 (UTC)
Thanks. Epicgenius(tcWP) 19:42, November 12, 2013 (UTC)
No problem sir. One thing that is different about this place compared to wikipedia is the lack of a canteen in the office. Pity. If you would like to start a campaign to invest on one please do so on here! Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 19:48, November 12, 2013 (UTC)

edit SupriseKharma

Thanks for the Review and niceness. 1zeroate

) OMGwhatHaveIdone (talk) 08:11, December 19, 2013 (UTC)
Well then I have only had one complaint here so far and it has only been about swearing. :)

I hope you get out of lock down soon to leave a remark on my talk page.OMGwhatHaveIdone (talk) 11:23, December 20, 2013 (UTC)

edit Moscow

Unfortunately, your first edit in mainspace did not go well; sadly, I plunged the knife into it myself. Adding "when the sun is at the largest" in regard to Moscow's weather was cryptic; and dropping in homosexual as a meme was, well, a meme, as useless as is Adolf Hitler, Hello Kitty, and Your Mom at achieving humor in the absence of effort. The closest we come to Wikipedia is we do have a guide to writing humor, thoughtfully entitled How To Be Funny And Not Just Stupid, and you might browse through it. Cheers! Spıke Ѧ 20:06 12-Nov-13

Okay, I will read that. Thanks! Epicgenius(tcWP) 20:13, November 12, 2013 (UTC)

Thanks; another thing you should read is UN:SIG (the part about creating a signature file); because you want a fancier signature, whereas we don't want to see the code to produce it in the page every time you sign. Also, it is fine to note on your user page that you have a Wikipedia account, but we don't want every signature to include a link off-site. Spıke Ѧ 20:44 12-Nov-13

edit Gabon

Geez, you work fast! hope the step to enroll it at My preferences is written correctly and works for you. If you are looking for an initial Heroic Quest: Our article on Gabon is listed on Votes for deletion but the voting seems to be stalled. Your mission if you choose to accept it: Edit the article so well that the Symbol delete vote Delete. votes change to Symbol keep vote Keep.. (Don't tell me you don't know anything about Gabon! Just consult Wikipedia--and get it wrong!) Spıke Ѧ 21:06 12-Nov-13

Welcome to a playground for adults, and have fun. No need to take in everything at once. The more time you spend writing, snooping around the site (click on Recent changes to see what's happening site wide), poking your nose in where it belongs, and reading other people's writing...well, just like any other learning curve. It took me almost four months here to get my first feature, and the key is to stick around, don't let anything get you down, and take this place unlike anything else in your life. Welcome. And luckily or unluckily nobody gave me any assignments when I just walked in the door. Aleister 12-11-1903
Thanks! Also, I will review Gabon at VFD ASAP. Epicgenius (talk) 21:10, November 12, 2013 (UTC)
Hi there! How are you doing? You might want to read again what Spike suggested above. Edit the article so well that the Symbol delete vote Delete. votes change to Symbol keep vote Keep.. It'd be great if you could save it from deletion and maybe even improve it enough to make it featurable. --Mimo&Maxus (Talk) 22:18, November 12, 2013 (UTC)

Yes, Mimo, I noticed that he did not give a vote rationale nor (yet) do any work on the page. A friend in Las Vegas calls this "putting a marker on the board," to be followed by a ritual called "backing it up." Spıke Ѧ 22:20 12-Nov-13

I get the Mission: Impossible reference. Epicgenius (WP rollbacker) (talk) 00:42, November 13, 2013 (UTC)

May I suggest that you tackle Gabon before you endeavor to improve the key articles Wikipedia and Uncyclopedia? Also that you read our recommendations against abuse and overuse of initial quotations? Cheers! Spıke Ѧ 22:19 14-Nov-13

Okay. Epicgenius (WP rollbacker) (talk) 00:24, November 15, 2013 (UTC)

Welcome back! I had given up waiting for you and, this afternoon, cleaned up Gabon. Spıke Ѧ 21:06 19-Nov-13

Thanks. I was blocked on Wikipedia so finally I have more time to edit here. And they have taken the liberty to extend my block, so I will be a regular on this wiki. Epicgenius (WP rollbacker) (talk) 21:09, November 19, 2013 (UTC)

We are eternally blissful to be your second choice. I reverted one bit of your edit to the large subway article: Rather than point our readers to the NYC subway website, you should write original comedy. If it helps, import photos from their website (claiming "fair use") and install comedy of your own. Spıke Ѧ 21:15 19-Nov-13

edit Banned???!!! Ha!

Epicgenius, please take things here with a grain of salt and a chaser. A ban is just an admin's way of saying he cares about your writing and wants to....I dunno what it means. You just got here yesterday, and obstacles are in your path, and if you consider this website as one of those things you really would have fun in then you have to stick around through thick and gin. I looked at your Wikipedia page and you seem like you may like it here, and I hope you follow your dreams and stay awhile. Again, good to meet you. Aleister 15-11

edit Mianus

I reverted a minority of your edits. At Mianus, you added a new section consisting of a single sentence combining truth and disparagement, with bad formatting (excess vertical space before it). The article definitely needs such a section — or better yet, total rethinking, as the town of Mianus is the point of writing an article, not some babble the original author might write about a fantasy planet. But please arrange it so that it reads like an encyclopedia: a substantial paragraph that develops a funny theme, not a holder for a single drive-by quip.

Also at Nobody cares. This is a Featured Article and is assumed not to need help with its comedy, not that stating the signature theme (nobody cares) for a second time in that paragraph constitutes help. If you want to add a link to 9/11, that is fine.

And finally at Television. "Couch potatoes" is indeed a funny term for lazy TV watchers. Only, you didn't do anything but present the funny term (and extrapolate a tiny bit). You need to do more with it. Spıke Ѧ 04:01 20-Nov-13

Okay, thanks. Epicgenius (WP rollbacker) (talk) 12:59, November 20, 2013 (UTC)


Reread UN:SIG if you must. In addition to dumping code into the page everywhere you sign, you are now dumping equally long commented-out code after it. Spıke Ѧ 13:56 20-Nov-13

PS--To be specific, it is not your signature file but what you typed in My preferences to refer to it. Follow the directions in UN:SIG exactly. Spıke Ѧ 14:10 20-Nov-13

  • Done --Epicgenius (talk) 14:22, November 20, 2013 (UTC)

Exactly! fixed at long last! Spıke Ѧ 14:35 20-Nov-13

Good!--LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 18:04, December 19, 2013 (UTC)
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