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edit Sega CD

You've done some excellent edits lately! Here, you removed an Intro that was so opinionated that a reader wouldn't have laughed because he would have been wondering, "What's with the author?" Cheers! Spıke Radiomicrophone20:37 8-Jan-16

Thanks, it's been fun. I tried making one more about the downfall of sonic the hedgehog; I saw Why?:Does Everyone Hate Sonic the Hedgehog and was thinking of the parallels between Sonic's leap to 3D and the Star Wars prequels. Irritable of contents (talk) 23:21, January 8, 2016 (UTC)

edit Fantastic Four

With apologies, I reverted you here. I was trying to tell a relatively tight story about an "action film" project descending into a "chick flick," which was made less tight by being tugged in many different directions. Spıke Radiomicrophone19:55 19-Feb-16

Too many different narratives can be bad if The Phantom Menace taught me and George Lucas nothing else (I mean he should have just adapted Rashomon like he did with Forbidden Fortress). I'm also sad that The Incredibles is going to be the best FF movie until the rights are sold back to Disney by an A.I. simulation of Rupert Murdoch in 203X. I'm just glad I didn't go out on a dud, that always sucks. Irritable of contents (talk) 20:15, February 19, 2016 (UTC)

edit Computer programming

The non-typing future of computer programming is a tangent that would be better as a section of its own at the end of the article than as the article's second sentence. Occurring there, it draws the reader into a fan-fiction world before the article has begun to amuse him. Spıke Radiomicrophone00:40 4-May-16

I was actually having some second thoughts about that one myself. I guess it could work as a future section, but it wasn't really opulently wasteful or ridiculously unrealistic enough for my faux techno millionare art collector shtick, seeing as there actually are intractable holograms like blue fairy out of Japan, and president Obama's apparently working something he thinks it appropriate to equate with Iron Man armor; expecting those rocket boots not to just rip off someones limbs in flight doing the splits, or for them to get ten pounds fatter like Michael Keaton and be unable to fit in it. I was thinking of equating, Airplane II with Forbidden Planet, as the latter really does have most time saving user interface; and the former TV's Steve Trevor; but it's kind of a stretch though like that The Day the Earth Stood Still bit I did a whiles back. I think I'll just self revert cause it's not that good; and I'll just walk off on a bit of a dud with that one.

edit Cgi-bin

Do you think the CGI bin article should just be for CGI? There's an article for books, computers, and television; even had animation before wikiquote, but there isn't one for CGI in particular yet. Irritable of contents (talk) 01:35, May 4, 2016 (UTC)

How many articles and what titles depends on the direction in which the content grows. There are no hard-and-fast rules and I am not knowledgeable at CGI and won't be more than a copy-editor. Just be sure the page organization makes sense — as always, from the reader's point of view. Spıke Radiomicrophone01:53 4-May-16
PS--Apart from what you would like to write about, what the page is about at the current time is the CGI Bin, not CGI in general. If this should change, you can ask me to change the name of a page here or at Uncyclopedia:Request for move. Doing one of these things when ready, rather than just copypasting the text to a new page, preserves the edit history and access to older drafts. Spıke Radiomicrophone02:20 4-May-16
Thanks for the info, I'd definitely prefer keeping the edit history intact. I have the feeling if I tried to make a CGI article in the sandbox, it would just end up ripping off cracked's observations on the goofy cartoon physics of The Terminator and Legolas; who apparently don't weigh anything anymore. Some diet. Irritable of contents (talk) 17:14, May 6, 2016 (UTC)
Similarly, the original theme of the article Q was to anthromorphize the keyboard letter, not to pursue the connection to either Star Trek or Hitchhiker's Guide. Both digressions would be welcome in a trailing section (such as Other Qs) but not as the article's first word that overrides the original author's concept! Consequently, I removed both your new quotation and the existing one. Spıke Radiomicrophone17:29 6-May-16
Sounds good to me, it's cool that there's occasionally quotes outside of the lead right? I need to start deleting more stuff instead of just adding things all the time.
For sandbox creations, don't actually use Uncyclopedia:Sandbox, which anyone can clear at any time, but create an article in your userspace (any page name starting with User:Irritable of contents/). Spıke Radiomicrophone17:30 6-May-16
Thanks, I knew we had our own sandboxes, I just haven't really had any ideas for new articles until now, so I've never really thought about using it before. I need to actually go through and learn all the tags, as well as check out the community pages now that I have more time, the code tag was totally new to me. Irritable of contents (talk) 17:46, May 6, 2016 (UTC)

edit Cruel and unusual punishment

This is a Featured Article, and these are presumed not to be in need of new help being funny. See Sections 16 and 17 above where we told you not to do this. Please check whether the potato is rubber-stamped before editing. Spıke Radiomicrophone17:53 7-May-16

edit Hyperbole at VFD

Thank you for your concurring vote. On the other hand, if you can write an article-length article (such as at User:Irritable of contents/Hyperbole) that is both an example of hyperbole, and funny in ways other than, "You wanted hyperbole, I gave you hyperbole!!!" then we could replace it rather than redirect it to Hyper Bole. Spıke Radiomicrophone20:57 7-May-16

PS--No, I don't think the BILLY MAYS thing would constitute that something extra. When shouting at the reader, it is simply annoying unless the reader happens to have been annoyed by BILLY MAYS and the reminder makes him laugh. Also, when voting anywhere, remember next time to increment your own count. Spıke Radiomicrophone21:01 7-May-16

edit Lois Lane

Sorry, I realized what you were trying to do here and it's pretty good. Now restored, sort of. Spıke Radiomicrophone23:20 9-May-16

Thanks, I realized it still needed some work, now it's just the things Huff Po they've specifically been called out for. I'm sure theirs also an inordinate amount of using google search for "research" that involves Youtube, texting and other short bursts of paid wasted time; but that's not really specific to the news, I think on average it adds up to about two hours everyday for most workers. Irritable of contents (talk) 18:26, May 11, 2016 (UTC)

As we are discussing life at the Daily Planet, it is utterly unimportant to spend time writing a correct rendition of personnel problems on a real website. Keep the humor crisp and concise and do not rely on the reader combing the Edit History to see how poignant your edits were! Spıke Radiomicrophone00:29 12-May-16

edit Ghost Rider

Thank you for trying to do something with the initial quotations here. But what was left, after your cutting, was still what UNQUOTE refers to as "bickering quotations," the author disclosing the Saturday morning cartoon playing out in his head before he begins the job of engaging the reader. Having every conceivable celebrity comment on a burning head is a case of You Have Two Cows (the same joke being permuted rather than throwing truly clever stuff at the reader).

This also applies to the ranty one you wrote that interrupts itself with navel-gazing about being a spoiler. These are all afterwords and should not be the first word! The first one, about other common cases where one finds one's head on fire, should stay; Oscar Wilde is trite and Teddy Kennedy was my choice of alcoholic.

To reply to your Edit Summary, yes, I have seen articles with 13 quotations, as well as lists with hundreds of entries, as their only function is to embolden our anonymous, overnight, horrible writers to add two of their own. Spıke Radiomicrophone00:26 12-May-16

edit Final Fantasy VIII

Again, please read UNQUOTE. Not every article needs an initial quotation, and a quotation comprising faux social commentary, with riddles whose hints are in piped links and in the Edit History, it can do without. Let the article start with humor that jumps out at the reader rather than makes him consult Wikipedia. Spıke Radiomicrophone02:44 14-May-16

edit Glad you stopped at 19

(on VFD). Technically you could have gone to 21, as one current one is grayed out, but it's not nice to take the last cookies. A one-day ban for exceeding this is a hard rule. Spıke Radiomicrophone19:56 14-May-16

I wasn't expecting an entire category I'd want to delete. I still don't get what SuperSkye is despite reading the intro to it's wiki. Did it start here or something? Irritable of contents (talk) 22:11, May 14, 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia shows nothing; Google shows a channel on, then us, then another Wikia wiki. The problem is that articles about something going on elsewhere on the web are often either advertising (for our readers to go somewhere else instead) or soapboxing or doomed to become same, once Anon gets his licks in. The reason for the limit of 20 is that it fatigues people, and I am fatigued at reading all the swill that you have dredged up. It seems the other voters got fatigued even earlier. You too might return to the top of the page and help move out candidates on which you haven't voted. Spıke Radiomicrophone23:10 14-May-16

I was casually strolling by VFD when I saw the impressively-long list of nominated articles. For a second, I thought that maybe EpicWinner had returned. Chunkles talk ✏️ contribs 15:14, May 15, 2016 (UTC)

edit Elmo's World

Write jokes, not riddles. Adding Richard Dawkins, Jews, and Muslims to the first paragraph of this article will make the reader uninterested in continuing. The Intro needs to set the stage, not get larded up with hidden meanings. Spıke Radiomicrophone17:50 15-May-16

I thought the hell theme was apparent enough with the picture to the right that immediately catches the eye, and that the big religions views were all summarized well with muppets, I admit the parts in parenthesis I should have done without and stuck with just the Abrahamic religions. However I particularly liked Muppetstopheles and the street address from Divine Comedy, and thought that the geography of hell was less obscure than the Mayan underworld and the Spanish names for Aztec furniture. Irritable of contents (talk) 18:58, May 15, 2016 (UTC)

This is also the problem with Ph.D.s driving taxicabs in Santa Clara County. The question is not whether you particularly liked it but whether the general reader of an article on Elmo will feel compelled to continue, or merely feel inadequate. Spıke Radiomicrophone20:02 15-May-16

edit Academic Bowl

Good corrections throughout. Though, ya think someone was trying to be ironic by adding spelling by way of poor academics to Academic Bowl? At any rate, as I often say, illustrating something with poor writing is, at the end of the day, still poor writing. Spıke Radiomicrophone20:09 15-May-16

And good move at Social Darwinism; it related, but the reader probably does not want to be sworn at before developing an interest in the article. By the way, if you find a {{Wikipedia}} stacked up on top of a photo, please find a good place for it, such as to break up a run of text. Spıke Radiomicrophone21:22 15-May-16

edit From the VFD rules

Do not delete any content without authorization. Boldface in the original. Expert3222 is the Poopsmith and will clean up the page, allowing one day so that voters can see what the disposition was and not have to fish through the archives.

Separately, we are having trouble getting people to vote on VFD, and long nominations and votes where you parade your knowledge of the subject aren't helping. Regarding your suggestions for improving the article, just do it. In 1 day. Spıke Radiomicrophone21:54 16-May-16

Sorry about that, I managed to make something out of that rant that I think might work for TNG, I left out the obscure yet factual part where in Geordi's original role is surprisingly similar to LeVar Burton in Reading Rainbow, I think Colbert already did that bit anyways. Irritable of contents (talk) 01:19, May 18, 2016 (UTC)

edit Mississippi

Further to your clean-up here:

  • Quotations (initial or not) that cannot be attributed to anyone in particular but only to "Any liberal" or "Frightened New Yorker" or "Drunk-Redneck" are suspect and should not just be correctly formatted but destroyed if the quote flogs an old stereotype with no clever new twist.
  • Any section entitled "Fun Facts" or the like should be held to the same scrutiny, and deleted if its only humor is in putting random ideas on the page (HTBFANJS). Cheers! Spıke Radiomicrophone00:32 18-May-16

Thanks, fun facts are rarely that, they are even more random than filmography sections. I should have waited to read some Mark Twain so I'd have something to add. Right now there's only a single reference to the river, and his would be a good writing style for me to crib some from, particularly for Mississippi. Irritable of contents (talk) 01:19, May 18, 2016 (UTC)

edit ,

The Intro of this article does a marvelous job of matter-of-factly setting out the complete hogwash on which a very funny article will be based. You prepended an overlong quotation that Bernie Sanders didn't actually say, and Bernie Sanders is two jumps removed from Communism and claims to be something else entirely. That is, before the reader could grasp the theme of the article, you interposed one of your riddles. That ruined it. Spıke Radiomicrophone00:29 20-May-16

There should really be more of a joke than just that there are a lot of commas, that's not even as good as a quote from Captain Kirk about how great the future is because of commas, which is a celebrity endorsement, not a joke. Irritable of contents (talk) 01:34, May 20, 2016 (UTC)

My gripe is not that the quote is not unfunny but that it hijacks an article right at the start and takes it in another direction. Whatever became of your own emerging article? You have a distinctive style (if you could just master the apostrophe) that would shine if extended to article-length. Spıke Radiomicrophone01:38 20-May-16

edit Barack Obama's birth

Would you please not do what I just asked you not to do: Take a complete page with a well-defined comedy concept and yank it in a different direction (despite the guidance in UNQUOTE that any initial quotations need to be clever and not just be a comment on the article) to give yourself the first word. Spıke Radiomicrophone12:07 20-May-16

This topic was really a challenge to come up with anything to add to. I tried making a replacement for the fairly brief and red ink filled cougar page, as I don't think PUMA is really noticeable enough for any other pages; even Donald Trump despite setting the stage for his Bizarro voter base. Evidently the all of the media, Hillary's opponents, and the president unfairly targeted whom clearly knows how to add 2 and 2 together, refuse to bring up the silent condoning of racist schoolyard bullying tactics and the effect that might have on promoting bigotry. Apparently bit of mild underhanded racism is acceptable for a democratic presidential candidate, unlike Bernie Sanders literary erotica which is a deal breaker. Irritable of contents (talk) 13:25, May 20, 2016 (UTC)

I hope not to censor any joke that has a real-life basis on the grounds of ideology. The only hard limit is libel, though see CoW#Extremists on how to write about racism with lightness that will not be mistaken for racism. Obama's nods toward racism while claiming to be doing something else are apt targets for comedy treatment. My reverts of you are solely on comedy value. Rather than straining to "come up with anything to add," study what the page was written to be and help the author achieve that. Again, go back to developing your own article instead of depositing conundrums in someone else's. In other words, write jokes not riddles. Spıke Radiomicrophone14:06 20-May-16

edit Why?:Does Everyone Hate Sonic the Hedgehog

Hi, I reverted you here because you need to give some thought about the article hanging together. Your ideas are fine, but the result is often the original author(s) say something, and you snap back in parentheses. Integrate the two and give the impression that the reader is in an "encyclopedia." That's what we do here, cheers. Spıke Radiomicrophone22:36 21-May-16

It's mostly just that I recently learned there can be parenthesis within parenthesis, which is why I've been opting to misuse and overdo them so much recently; same thing with the em dash. I still can't think of any jokes using small text though. Irritable of contents (talk) 00:50, May 22, 2016 (UTC)

Small text (whispering) breaks the "encyclopedia" cover for the sake of telegraphing the character an editor is portraying, and is usually not worth it. Spıke Radiomicrophone00:56 22-May-16

edit Various

  1. Please don't spend a lot of time converting double-space to single-space between sentences. Those of us who were taught to type on a typewriter rather than on a computer do this by rote. Uncyclopedia renders the text the same either way.
  2. Votes for Honors is languishing lately and could benefit from your vote and brief rationale on which articles should be featured on the website main page. Spıke Radiomicrophone23:26 24-May-16
I was wondering what was up with the double spacing, the variant spellings and grammars always get me, like how PS can be P.S. or PS: or P.S., or ps. I'll definitely chime in at VFHS and keep it to like a sentence or two less than 3 lines.
I'm like 100% out of fictional stuff now, it's great; I really haven't watched enough of Short Circuit, Inspector Gadget, or Knightrider recently to make fun of those. Everything else is already a featured article, or else I'd try adding that Dave Chappelle is a time traveler from a Utopian future free of racism, where the N word is just a friendly way for people of all colors and creeds to say hello to one another; but that unfortunately he erased this timeline from existence with his show. Irritable of contents (talk) 23:42, May 24, 2016 (UTC)
It's not clear what should happen to post scriptum when it makes the transition into English; I write PS. Our style guidance has not gotten down to that level of detail. However, to paraphrase Freud, sometimes a mistake is just a mistake. An increasing number of FAs is a risk, likewise an exponentially increasing number of websites that do not require Wikicoding. Nevertheless, the number of available page names here is still infinity. Spıke Radiomicrophone23:48 24-May-16
Well I chimed in on VFD and VFH. I think I'll try doing pee review next unless you've something else for me to do. I hope can make noob of the moment at some point, it would help me with my next wikipedia probation hearing to show something. I doubt they will believe me that I don't vandalize their site anymore, cause apparently I'm a 1337 hacker or a nomad, always shuffling my IP. Apparently checkuser is either completely useless or so powerful it is forbidden and no one uses it. I honestly haven't been there for over a year since adding a bunch of stuff they kept 90% of and had nothing to do with adding categories. I don't suppose you or anyone else would be willing to e-mail arbcom saying I actually learn from my mistakes; you've caught more than a few; I know that gets close to soap boxing. Irritable of contents (talk) 00:20, June 3, 2016 (UTC)

edit God-Fearing Republicans

So what exactly was wrong with the God Fearing Republican additions?....You right about the ranting on Criticisms of Video Games. My estimate was maybe half of God Fearing Republicans was going to be reverted but not all; admittedly it is pretty listy but so is Worst 100 Ways To Kill Sarah Connor. In general how long should lists that aren't The Worst 100 Lists of All Time be max? The mushroom cult part was kind of non sequitur as well.

Other than Sarah Palin and Florida, it seems like none of my edits to political topics have been acceptable. I figured there was at least a decent sentence or two in there at least, like say the Centurions servant bit which is rather blindingly hypocritical. I mean they are basically defined by being honor bound and ignorant like Klingons. What's up doc, normally you have detailed explanations as to how I messed up? Irritable of contents (talk) 22:00, May 26, 2016 (UTC)

[Crossed messages] With apologies, I reverted you here. The whole article is ranty, but your edit is largely advocacy. People don't come to Uncyclopedia to read jaunty explanations of what hypocrites Republicans are, whether we agree or not, nor to be repeatedly sent to Wikipedia by piped links to get the evidence needed to understand your edit or the Easter Eggs hidden therein. Spıke Radiomicrophone22:01 26-May-16
In the future I'll avoid mentioning anything specific Jesus did other than be born from a his virgin mom, walk on water, turn water into wine, know 12 guys including Jeduas, (not 13, or 70 or 72), get baptized by some other guy, know some ho named Mary Magdeline, get betrayed by Judas, than die.
For Judaism the notable ones are just Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, Solomon and David; than there's the garden of Eden and the Ark of the Covenant, a boat, a tower and temple; the other stuff is too obscure to mention because they don't have cartoon cameos.
As for Muhammad the only thing that's common knowledge is that you can't show depict him, that's basically all western pop culture has actually said about him.
Buddhism is about some guy who meditates, and has statues.
Hinduism is about multi armed blue people and an elephant headed guy, unlike the other religions (minus Mary) some of the important magical people are girls like Kali; she is only known from a single Hollywood appearance, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.
Than there's basically just Thor and Loki (only because of The Avengers), than Hercules and Zeus for all of the other religions. Zeus is also what most people imagine God looks like because of the lightning clouds.
I suppose dissing is a form of advocacy, but in that case there's a lot of other things I've advocated with Easter eggs as well.
I suppose dissing is a form of advocacy, but in that case there's a lot of other things I've advocated as well. Irritable of contents (talk) 23:21, May 26, 2016 (UTC)
I don't care what you advocate. This particular edit was simply more cryptic and ranty than funny at all. Moreover, it seems that when you get started writing manifestoes, the grammar gets worse. You could perhaps restore some of your edit but please be funny. Spıke Radiomicrophone23:50 26-May-16
The parts on Tubal Cain and alien/demon rape were a bit too ranty. It's really hard to make the abortion debate funny, Cartoon Network and Comedy Central never touch it, unlike rape which is a gold mine of laughs. I mean Doug Stanhope can do it, but he's not on network TV every week: I can't recall any female stand up comics who mention it. Irritable of contents (talk) 00:06, May 27, 2016 (UTC)

edit VFH

  1. Yes, anonymous users are allowed nothing more than 0.5 vote. Any user could register 0.5 vote if he really needed to show that his support was lukewarm, but that is more of a slap than a help.
  2. Weak captions is usually not a good reason to vote against an article, such as Fortune cookie, especially given that you removed a photo with a weak caption (though not totally without humor, Mao -> eMo).
  3. Regarding Chris Christie, "quote cruft" is not an article that has quotations but an article larded up with throwaway initial quotations; the guidance is in UNQUOTE. I think that overuse of quotations is not your real basis for being opposed to featuring this article. Spıke Radiomicrophone02:57 2-Jun-16
  1. A half vote is a good compromise for anonymous voters. I think the vandal brake was probably the best compromising feature I saw at RationalWiki; where the anonymous users just don't get to vote on things like ban proposals; the article ranking system at RW isn't actually decided by any formalized voting system I've ever seen being conducted. It could definitely help Wikipedia to have more options for dealing with problematic spree editors beyond just the length of a block and topic bans.
  2. I think the fortune cookie page needs a quote from Laozi instead, because Mao already had a picture. I looked over some quotes from Sun Tzu and Confucius and can't find any that would really be any better, nor do I think this the page to makeup quotes from them. I think eMao would work better for Chairman Mao's page as there's only 2 of young him and this one has the best caption.
  3. You're right the quotations are spaced out and good enough. However I think 2016 presidential campaign is worded a bit rough, "stated that: Nothing about appointing Muslim judges and being soft on gun rights." and "In fairness, Christie was not the passenger; the helicopter was "a decoy" to draw off possible attacks on the state's Chief Executive, who needs to ride in a gurney supported between two state helicopters", seems a bit forced, as mistaking one incredibly large and loud object for two would require more than just everyone having double vision. I did't know what to replace these with though.
  4. Also, while looking up singers, I read the Tom Waits article and with some minor adjustments, I think it will be as good as it will get for VFH. Irritable of contents (talk) 04:49, June 2, 2016 (UTC)

edit Interwikis

WP: goes to Wikipedia. W: goes to In the vast majority of places where you have used this, you are sending the reader to perform a search that will fail. The only reason to do either is if you have a burning need to show the reader that you are making connections in your mind that they have not done. This is not amusing to anyone but you. Spıke Radiomicrophone19:38 2-Jun-16

Good to know the right formatting and not to use them. I generally try to avoid them unless it's a subject that's already pretty niche the only other page I recall doing this on is Pitfall! because it was about the Maya. Also, why are links to community Wikia pages that don't exist displayed as blue regardless of whether there actually is a page being linked to? Is it because only pages on this wiki are a searchable index and there's no way to check the extant page indexes of other wikis, or just that it really isn't worth doing that for the couple of times a month someone adds interwiki links? I know it's a fairly minor problem but is changing that something that would be possible or is it something just inherent to the software of all wiki's? to be taken up with community wikia?
Also, did you get the German Language Mao to display correctly; it looked to be written the same as all the others in that list but wasn't showing up right for some reason. I had problems getting a page to display the most recent version the other day which normally doesn't happen. I know errors do pop occasionally even with correct formatting, life's just a glitch sometimes. Irritable of contents (talk) 20:49, June 2, 2016 (UTC)

edit Don't feed the trolls

The vandal who edited this page did so because you were a recent editor, not because he is someone you dealt with at another wiki. Whenever your stuff gets vandalized, do not give the vandal the attention he craves, even if you hope he is more ready for your life story than the rest of us. You will not get the last word you want to have, and you will become a target for more attention-starved trolls. Spıke Radiomicrophone02:46 3-Jun-16 Good advice I won't feed the whack a trolls who appeared like the day I edited a certain article. I've been trying to avoid giving the last word on everything because I realize it's as annoying; like repetitive edit summaries. Also, I've already had several last words on wiki's thanks to bans that I'm assuming can never be reversed even with a petition of a dozen Wikipedia editors and months of good behavior and barn stars on the sister projects they say to edit if you want to come back. I miss adding those correctly formatted obscure science journals; although Uncyclopedia is way better for getting good at word play. Irritable of contents (talk) 03:03, June 3, 2016 (UTC)

edit Anti-God on VFD

This is so horrible that you ought to take a moment and scan the history to find out if it used to be decent and is merely a product of determined vandalism. Spıke Radiomicrophone02:56 4-Jun-16

In 2010, Samsarachoi made this their single edit, adding The Epitome of the end of Religion. [1] The original page had a huge see also list and had a section for the Kabbalistic definition of the Anti-God. The page has barely gotten funnier or noticeably from the first version, which has its share of formatting problems. The page creator [2], seems to have this as their only surviving page, and hasn't been active since the month they edited in 2006. This page definitely wasn't perfect to begin with, nor has it ever seemed to be going any new directions since the first post; I think the in pop culture section is all that has really been improved that much, and it's a needless section. Irritable of contents (talk) 17:59, June 4, 2016 (UTC)

OK, have supported your nomination. Separately, if you can't code a ballot, use the nomination thingie at the top of the page, or at least Preview to see if you've done it right before saving. Even more separately, it is time for you to move the top sections of this page that are unlikely to be added to, into an archive file in your userspace and simply link to it at the top of this page. Spıke Radiomicrophone18:44 4-Jun-16

Thanks, I normally do preview everything, I was just in a rush this time. I see what the problem is though, I added a VFDn where it should have been VFDt. Also, I made the archive, but accidentally made 2. Irritable of contents (talk) 19:25, June 4, 2016 (UTC)

edit Commas

Strunk & White says commas generally go inside the quotations, though Wikipedia religiously puts them outside if the thing quoted is a literal and it is important to show it did not contain a comma. Wikipedia also avoids excess capitals in section heads. A bigger problems is quotations put all in italics. Uncyclopedia had an era where we did this to ridicule overuse of mark-up in wikis, but nobody got that joke and it just made stuff harder to read. Separately, I capitalize after colons if and only if what follows is a complete sentence; that helps the reader parse it. Spıke Radiomicrophone12:42 9-Jun-16

I'm slowly reading though Strunk & White and looking up the terminology, the part on restrictive relative clauses not needing commas will be help me out a lot, as will adverbs being preceded by a semicolon and followed by a comma. I'm still not sure when boldface is preferred to italics, boldface just seems to be the grammatically correct form of having something in all caps. Now I know to differentiate between acronyms and an initialisms; the Wikipedia article oddly announces they will be referring to them all as acronyms anyways right after explaining the difference between them. There's also like 6 citation needed tags for the small caps page as well; the Wikipedia code for small caps doesn't even seem to work on uncyclopedia.
The article also said that italics can be used for a characters thoughts, but the only author I can think of who actually does that is Frank Herbert, and he only does that a fraction of the time. Irritable of contents (talk) 01:21, June 16, 2016 (UTC)

edit QVFD

When you are done with an article, such as because it has gone to mainspace, do not blank it but list it at QVFD, following the instructions exactly, and the Admin on duty will make it go away. And to mainspace it, do not copy the text but use UN:RFM to ask an Admin to rename it; that copies the change history and makes past versions available. Separately, do not nominate articles for deletion faster than anyone else on this website wants to read them and vote, in the process taking nearly every available slot. Spıke Radiomicrophone03:08 21-Jun-16

And after taking every available slot, do not humor your desire to nominate more articles for deletion by simply blanking. Spıke Radiomicrophone03:35 21-Jun-16

edit Respect userspace

As it seems I must go over every rule of a group writing project with you: Do not tidy up articles in other people's userspaces, which in the case of David Gerard I am sure you do not have. Spıke Radiomicrophone02:53 4-Jul-16

I did check the edit history to make sure I wasn't the only other person to edit; though I can see how that is like coming to a party uninvited. On a related note, would you be willing to nominate me for noob of the moment? I'd be willing to work more for it. Irritable of contents (talk) 03:04, July 4, 2016 (UTC)

No, I would not. Spıke Radiomicrophone03:23 4-Jul-16

I had a feeling; I shouldn't have asked. I've only really made one page so far and it's far from featured. I also need to collaborate more with others, because I really haven't yet. Also I'm not new, but I've not read several pages and rules that I should have much earlier, like request to move pages and the top of VFD on amateur poop smithing. I should have just nearly blanked Alderaan and than waited to recommend Tattooine as a Star Wars Ungame; after letting VFD clear out; which will take at least another week at least to get below 20 again. I know there's a place to request pictures, but I didn't think that's how it worked for games, and I heard theres already too many text games taking up space.
It was the most fun I've had on wiki's, and some of the best writing advice and feedback one can get online; my writing improved from Uncyclopedia and Strunk and White both. I never really added more than a sentence or two most of the time on Wikipedia, writing paragraphs there was pretty rare; and making it funny and not just vandalism is harder to describe to someone than how to format noteworthy credible citations that no one else has added yet. I think adding just a sentence here generally takes longer though, because it requires research and more; unless it's a completely made up subject, which is kind of hard to do without portmanteaus of or twists of existing things; at least that's one of the things I took from VFD when people mentioned words and names not showing up on Wikipedia or google search.
One last thing before I go though: do you think it would help to add the categories Uncyclopedia maintenance, deletion, Beginner's Guide or to Uncyclopedia:Request for move? It's not part of any categories, or Uncategorized pages, so it's easier to overlook. Irritable of contents (talk) 05:07, July 4, 2016 (UTC)
I am happy to collaborate on an article if you wish. What would you like to write about, or would you prefer to help with a couple of articles I am tinkering with in the background, or perhaps I could help with an article in your userspace? HowTo:Get super powers is one that is straight forward enough to get into, happy to work with you on that. Alternatively I really like the comedy strategy of doing a GTA review, but making it more of a jolly tourist guide covering church visits, local VIPs and historical artifacts, with very subtle references to the overt violence of the game.  EStop Easy button 10:40, July 5, 2016 (UTC)
Thanks EStop, I'd love to work together on HowTo:Get super powers. I'm afraid I've only played a couple of hours of GTA: San Andreas so I can't be much help there. Irritable of contents (talk) 16:31, July 10, 2016 (UTC)

edit QVFD bis

When you delete an illustration, please check to see if any other pages use it. If not, put it on QVFD for deletion. Spıke Radiomicrophone14:45 11-Jul-16

edit QVFD bis

When you delete an illustration, please check to see if any other pages use it. If not, put it on QVFD for deletion. Spıke Radiomicrophone03:03 14-Jul-16

I went through my edit history and found some 25 illustrations to add to QVFD; I know it will look odd, but I've not read of a numerical limit like at VFD. Irritable of contents (talk) 03:06, July 17, 2016 (UTC)

There is none. The 20-article limit on VFD is because voters get overwhelmed by the workload, as they seem to be at present. There is no limit at QVFD, provided the justification is sensible (and the custom is not to write long dissertations re the justification), because the workload is only on the Admin of the day (I have been Admin of the entire week), and if the Admin gets overwhelmed by the workload, there are tons of 9-year-olds begging to take his place. List away. Spıke Radiomicrophone03:10 17-Jul-16

edit Resume

I went in and removed the external links I found. No need to "advertise" (it is easy enough to Google it, these days so mere mention of the site is enough for a reader who is unfamiliar with the site to find it and understand the reference), and for some unexplicable reason, someone had linked one instance of the word resume to the Conservapedia article on Jesus Christ. Both of those external links are gone now. A comedic example of a resume is by necessity listy, because the actual format of a resume is basically a list of one's current and previous occupations and accomplishments. Probably the "example resume" here should be rewritten, but the question is how to make it funny. Previous editors attempted to make it funny by oversexualizing it. I thought the shock factor, thinking of an employer's reaction to such a resume, did actually make it funny. I suppose an alternate tack could be taken to emphasize gamer achievements (such as reaching level 80 in World of Warcraft or multitasking by playing 30 different Facebook games on a daily basis.) rather than achievements that would be taken seriously in the business world. -- Simsilikesims(♀GUN) Talk here. 06:32, July 22, 2016 (UTC)

Maybe one of youse could copy-edit the Intro, which was vandalized in 2008. Spıke Radiomicrophone14:22 22-Jul-16
I've been watching Mad Men recently and think sexual exploits are something that get's boasted about a lot at work, just not so much the solo ones; unless you were top tier at World Masturbate-a-Thon Sanfrancisco; have a Guinness record groin; or have an extensive filmography in porn, though that would actually help get you work if you're in Hollywood. I think listing former criminal jobs would also be funny.
I was also thinking about gamer achievements, like, saying Sim City counts as experience in urban planning. Although some games, like Americas Army, and scores are actually noted by recruiters as it is based off their actual training, including medical. Microsoft flight simulator players been known to insist they can land the real model in case of an on board emergency, and are probably right, but the hours still don't count for getting a pilots license. Irritable of contents (talk) 17:54, July 22, 2016 (UTC)

edit Rollback rights

A useful tool when dealing with an IP with a grudge or a user with a said bee in bonnet. It's yours! --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 22:17, July 22, 2016 (UTC)

Thank you, I'm honored, this means a lot to me. I read the Uncyclopedia and Wikipedias article on rollback, this will help with the copy paste blanking. Irritable of contents (talk) 05:55, July 23, 2016 (UTC)
Well done! Sorry I have been offline lately, I will look at what you have said regarding HowTo:Get super powers and take it from there. What we can do is use the article talk page to work on it together.  EStop Easy button 06:21, July 23, 2016 (UTC)

edit Emo TV

Hi, you couldn't do me a favor and give the above a copy-edit sometime could you? Your edit to HowTo:Get super powers was great by the way! Where do you think we should take it next? Have put a couple of ideas on the talk page of what to do with some more of the info you provided. See what you think.  EStop Easy button 20:08, July 26, 2016 (UTC)

I'd be glad to read it and give you my thoughts, but I'm afraid I don't know Emo from Goth music. Irritable of contents (talk) 01:58, July 27, 2016 (UTC)

My expertise in Emotism you could scratch on one forearm too! Just after a bit of formatting and tidying up really, not to add to. Many thanks!  EStop Easy button 05:20, July 27, 2016 (UTC)

Thank you for that, really appreciate it. Will take a look back at Super powers and see what's to do next.  EStop Easy button 18:00, July 28, 2016 (UTC)

edit HowTo:Get super powers

Well done, nice round up! Fancy the challenge of doing an article from scratch with me? It does not have to be long, provided it is something we both know a bit about and see a comedy strategy in.  EStop Easy button 09:36, July 31, 2016 (UTC)

Category:Articles_to_be_expanded is always worth a look too.  EStop Easy button 09:46, July 31, 2016 (UTC)

I added a bit to One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, I also noticed the most recent Dr. Who, Peter Capaldi does not have a page yet and none of the ones precancellation Doctors have them either. Although I've not seen all that many episodes with any of them, so I can't really help much with that. Irritable of contents (talk) 21:16, July 31, 2016 (UTC)

edit Emo Scene on VFD

I have deleted this ballot. I think you are fatiguing VFD votes with these nominations, and a ballot that does not provide a reason for the deletion but does provide a tediously long quotation from the page, which voters are supposed to go on to read a second time before voting, is — did I already use the word "tedious"? This deletion is without prejudice and you don't have to wait a month before renominating. Spıke Radiomicrophone02:06 1-Aug-16

I'm going to try and avoid having more than 10 entries up at VFD at a time, that's still enough for me to go through 2 or 3 categories. I think there were about as many Skye articles nominated as Emo ones; but too much of the same subject can be boring to read through though, even 4 similar ones is pushing it. Other people need to use VFD, and I don't think 15 is quite enough because adding these 3 or 4 articles at a time seems to be how you and ConCass also do it, so I should leave room for at least 2 other people to do the same and some entries can take up to 2 months. Irritable of contents (talk) 15:52, August 1, 2016 (UTC)

edit Do not remove administrative tags from articles

Emo virus has not yet been poopsmithed. Expert3222 will tidy up the article and archive the vote after a respectful 24 hours in gray on VFD (maybe longer, depending on his schedule). Spıke Radiomicrophone14:27 4-Aug-16

edit Jimmy Carter

Can you help me out with this article?--HolUp (talk) 00:09, August 7, 2016 (UTC)

I'd be quite glad to assist. I read the article and see much of it's about him being a rapper and peanut jokes. I think maybe equating him with The Hulk might work given his nuclear background, right now there's no mention of the large number of outhouses he's built. I'll do more research tonight and get back to you. Irritable of contents (talk) 00:53, August 7, 2016 (UTC)

edit QVFD bis

When you delete an illustration, please check to see if any other pages use it. If not, put it on QVFD for deletion. When you get back. Spıke Radiomicrophone22:45 14-Aug-16

I have managed to get your ban shortened to 1 day because I think you're a good editor, but please, please please do what is written above. It will be beneficial for both us and yourself, and doesn't require much effort to do. Expert 3222 00:47, August 15, 2016 (UTC)
Ban date time hadn't been changed Expert3222. Now done and unbanned. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 22:49, August 15, 2016 (UTC)
Thanks for fixing it. Expert 3222 23:22, August 15, 2016 (UTC)
That's the only time I've ever had a ban adjusted. I will make my next post after removing a picture be to adding it to QVFD from now on. Thanks, you three. Irritable of contents (talk) 23:33, August 16, 2016 (UTC)

edit Cartoon Network

This article is in danger of getting deleted. Can you help save it in some way? Perhaps spork from the Wiki article for comedy ideas?--HolUp (talk) 23:26, August 20, 2016 (UTC)

I'm not really sure where to take it from here, but it looks to be saved from VFD so mission accomplished I guess. The second Ben Ten is the last show of theirs I'm really familiar with. Maybe a post apocalyptic theme to reflect that nothings been traditionally animated after Ed Edd and Eddy. I'll try and wrap it up at a later date. Irritable of contents (talk) 13:28, August 22, 2016 (UTC)

When will you be able to wrap the article up?--HolUp (talk) 01:35, August 26, 2016 (UTC)

Within the next 48 hours. From what I've read the main points seem to be the introduction of Adult Swim, live action, animated films, the failed preschool block and the interstitials. I've never even heard of most of these shows; though so far it's been about the network overall anyways. I've watched a few dozen episodes of Johnny Bravo and Courage the Cowardly Dog but I still couldn't think of anything to really say about them. Irritable of contents (talk) 03:46, August 26, 2016 (UTC)

edit User:Irritable of contents/Methodists

Half of this page's Intro is blue, mostly links to Wikipedia, with which to nag your reader to study the history in order to understand your humor. Instead, bring your humor to the general reader regardless of his pre-existing knowledge. This may take scattered sentences that are merely factual, but you can still use choice of words to make it an entertaining read. Intermix with the points you have to make about Methodism plenty of self-evident absurdity. In other words: Write jokes, not riddles! Spıke Radiomicrophone01:51 31-Aug-16

I think the article has a lot of promise, mixing up crystal meths and Methodism. Since I am pretty sure a lot of religion is caused via inhaling/ingesting drugs and hallucinations brought on by extreme dieting - this is the way to go. Let me know if you like some input. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 09:08, August 31, 2016 (UTC)
I trimmed it down per what Spike said and spiced up the language where I could, and it reads much better now. Thanks Romartus I would appreciate the help, I can't think of anything else to add to it at the moment. Irritable of contents (talk) 13:47, September 1, 2016 (UTC)

edit Psychology

With apologies, I undid your new sections here. The article's theme is the real-life branches of psychology, admittedly already too long. Your addition of "Feminist psychology" and "Marxist psychology" did not fit; it was like You Have Two Cows where an infinite list of authors tries to tell the same joke to ridicule random and irrelevant populations. I likewise deleted "Selfish psychology" and "Shellfish psychology," as they also detracted from the article's theme into idle word-association.

Separately, at VFD, you again nominate an article, this time Exorcism, less to get it deleted but to induce someone else to rewrite it. If you have a concept, would you please just {{Sofixit}}? Spıke Radiomicrophone19:34 11-Sep-16

I see what you mean with YHTC. Irritable of contents (talk) 02:25, September 13, 2016 (UTC)

Two Cows "is what it is," it does what it set out to do (though I think some of it is not original). The more global point: When editing an article, understand what the previous authors set out to do, and help them do it. Otherwise, create your own. That is how to be in a group editing project. Cheers! Spıke Radiomicrophone03:55 13-Sep-16

edit VFH

Hi there! Are you going to vote for our article on VFH? Half points each in the Hall of Shame!  EStop Easy button 06:51, September 21, 2016 (UTC)

edit Please edit more carefully

Details at User talk:Romartus#Replicated. Spıke Radiomicrophone21:29 3-Oct-16

That's odd, I normally only ever highlight just the vote numbers being changed and only mess those up. Sorry about that. Irritable of contents (talk) 16:52, October 4, 2016 (UTC)

edit Geonosis

Sure, I'd be interested in an article about Geonosis. Perhaps for inspiration, you could scour Wookieepedia?--HolUp (talk) 23:27, October 8, 2016 (UTC)

edit A break in activity

I saw a log message that you were stepping back for awhile. That's fine, a lot of users have dropped in, dropped off or tuned out over the years. Hope to see you back soon. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 12:43, October 11, 2016 (UTC)

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