User talk:Gymleader Melchizedek
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Hello, Gymleader Melchizedek, 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!14:58 14-Jun-13
Hello and welcome! Unfortunately, this article has too many initial quotations. Their only job is (1) to be clever and look like an encyclopedia and (2) to goose the reader into jumping in and reading the rest of the page. The one you added is hardly the worst, but I wish you'd take charge and clean up the others. The problem with lists (explained in our How To Be Funny And Not Just Stupid) is that they tend to tell the same joke over and over, and this list indeed provides multiple Biblical passages responded to in shell script. Can you give it a better vision? Good luck! 14:58 14-Jun-13
Now on Ouran High School Host Club, again you have taken a list of dumb quotes (one self-referential one, plus an Oscar Wilde that at least is about something) and added one more. It is not that your new one is that bad (although it refers to an unspecified character in the show and not to the show itself); it is that the very start of the article is not for you to play free association and add the first odd thing that occurs to you. 15:17 14-Jun-13
In general, articles do not need opening quotes. One or two is ok, a whole bunch, or an excessively long quote, is not ok. Please do take the time to read HTBFANJS for information on depreciated memes and worn out jokes to avoid. We are looking for quality material to be added to the main body of the article, not more quotes at the top and not more additions to lists within the articles. In general, we prefer that lists be avoided altogether. -- 21:09, June 14, 2013 (UTC)