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edit Welcome to Uncyclopedia
Hello, Idontthinksomeonehasthisusername, 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:Idontthinksomeonehasthisusername/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.
- What you need
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.
- What to read
Here are some pages that might help you:
- Beginner's Guide
- Help pages
- Our vanity policies: Why we don't want articles about your friends, and probably not about your school
- And, if you need to learn what is funny, what is not, and what seems funny except that it's been tried a hundred times here already, read "How To Be Funny And Not Just Stupid."
- 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.
- If you've written an article, we have a Proofreading service where someone will correct your mistakes, and a review process where an experienced Uncyclopedian will read your article and suggest improvements.
- How to post to talk pages
Please follow these general rules:
- Add comments at the end of a talk page so people notice them.
- Start your paragraphs with one or more : characters to indent them and set them off from other people's posts.
- At the end, type ~~~~ (four tildes), which gets replaced by your user name and the current date and time.
- Don't delete anyone's messages. In case of any controversy, we depend on an accurate record of what was written. You may disavow your remarks by
striking them through like this.
Hello and welcome! You are in what is called a "revert war" on this article. User Graphium undid your edit, explaining why. (You can see his explanation by pressing the History tag for the article; it's the italic Change Summary.) The right thing to do is to talk with him about it, on his talk page (User talk:Graphium) or on the article's talk page (Talk:Harry Potter (books)). Not just put your changes back in.
To summarize, your new section goes into so much factual detail about the Harry Potter books that it is hard to see your humor. Your humor, by the way, seems to be simply that the narrator of the article is a complete fanboy. This is very unlikely to be consistent with the intention of the original author(s). If your plan is to rewrite the entire article, you should start in your userspace, for example by creating User:Idontthinksomeonehasthisusername/Harry Potter (books). Editing the main encyclopedia ruins the article until you are done.
As a minor point, if you want a numbered (not lettered) list, you need to
- Code it
- as shown here,
- not put the numbers/letters in yourself.
I gave you a token 2-hour block on editing hoping you would read this, and the other introductory stuff mentioned above. Cheers!13:23 21-Jun-13