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edit Welcome to Uncyclopedia
Hello, HoratioMan64, 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.
You can create your own article. For starters, create it under your own name; for example, User:HoratioMan64/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.
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. Here are some pages that might help:
Writing funny articles
|Understanding Uncyclopedia: About us • Beginner's Guide • How to edit • Our projects • Getting ideas • Help menu|
|Understanding Funny: How To Be Funny And Not Just Stupid • Funny and not just stupid images • Choosing words creatively|
|What to avoid: Vandalism • Cyberbullying • Writing about yourself or your pals • Drama • Overuse of initial quotations • Overuse of lists|
|What people have asked for: Articles • Pictures|
|Additional help: Get spelling/grammar help • Find or become a co-author • How to write an UnNews • Ask an Admin • Get feedback on your work|
- For personal help
- The administrators are willing to help you, and several Uncyclopedians are willing to adopt you.
- I will watch this page for a while and will know if you edit it. Afterward, you can contact me on my own talk page.
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I hope you enjoy it here and write a lot of funny stuff!19:01 9-Jul-14
edit VFD history
Your nomination of Super Smash Sises. Brawl was successfully submitted (except for one mistake pointed out by ConCass2), and I voted to support you. As you can see from the clocks, justice via VFD is not swift, these days.
There used to be the Uncyclopedia:Poopsmith's Lounge. This was set up as a buffer in case VFD was full (20 active votes), but in practice, Sycamore (who has left us) entertained debate about how awful certain awful articles were. 15:29 10-Jul-14
edit Mirror site
I am an administrator on the mirror site, which is retained as an archive of the best and worst that has ever existed on Uncyclopedia. It is not updated regularly, the UnNewses are generally not copied over there (unless they are featured), and featured articles are only copied over there once or twice a year, so the most current features are always on the main site. If you were the author of a bad article, or you believe that you have a legitimate reason that the article should be deleted, such as extreme offensiveness or cyberbullying or disclosure of personal information, take it up with me on my talk page. I do not monitor that site as often as I do this site, and the standards there are much lower. As a result, there are almost twice as many articles there, half of them are of poor quality, and some articles exist that have been blanked while I wasn't monitoring the site closely. There is another Uncyclopedia besides the mirror site that is not hosted by Wikia, I am not an administrator there, so if you are trying to get an article deleted from that site, use VFD or QVFD, depending how bad the article. As always, read the instructions before listing an article. That site is known for in-jokes and low-brow humor, so what might be voted off the island here, might be voted to keep there. -- 19:40, July 21, 2014 (UTC)
edit Please go back and adjust your vote count
Whenever you cast a vote. Thanks.13:13 9-Aug-14
edit Personal attack
I have banned "Aleister" for 1 day for making a personal attack, which I removed from VFD to his talk page, where he tried to censor history and substitute a smoother approach. You are entitled to your vote, and to your values. Nevertheless, one aspect of his point is valid: You are expressing opinions on how Uncyclopedia should be good that are out of proportion to the work you have done to actually make it good. Translation, as always: Write more funny stuff. Cheers.03:48 10-Aug-14