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Hello! Nice work with your first UnNews! It's a very good start, but could be developed a bit more, and I didn't understand why Apple called its own research 'subjective'. Did you mean 'objective' or is there something I missed? Anton (talk) 08:08, May 13, 2014 (UTC)
- Goddamn it, I knew I should have posted it on UnSignpost. I misspelled. ILikeTrains (talk | contribs) 08:31, May 13, 2014 (UTC)
- No! UnSignpost is our local newspaper which talks about what happened on Uncyclopedia. If you are interested, you can get subscribed to it. It used to be once every week, but now it is delivered about once a month. Anton (talk) 16:25, May 13, 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for the UnNews! It is on the Front Page — above the fold! Can you figure out a way to work in the word "diversify"?11:56 15-May-14
- Thank you so much! Do you mean in the title, or in the body, or whereabouts do you want "diversify"? ILikeTrains (talk | contribs) 21:52, May 15, 2014 (UTC)
It's not vital, but it's a typical buzzword when people say an economy is too dependent on one thing, to recommend "diversification." By the way, although your joke is funny (an economy too dependent on poppies might embrace meth), the UnNews basically has just that one joke. Whereas, when international "experts" advise a country what to do with its economy, there are hundreds of ways to pull the story in additional directions. (Compare Greece!)22:06 15-May-14
- So, in a nutshell, I'll just weave it throughout the article, correct? ILikeTrains (talk | contribs) 22:09, May 15, 2014 (UTC)
Not the same word, surely! I'm not telling you what you have to do, just trying to give you some additional ideas.22:32 15-May-14
edit Have you forgotten about the UnSignpost's anniversary?
- That would be very much appreciated, thank you! ILikeTrains1 (talk | contribs) 05:47, May 21, 2014 (UTC)
edit Ruddy Hell...it's Harry and the UnSignpost!
edit Here's a very special UnSignpost