User talk:Louisthecoup

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Spike the Dog (06b)

Spike is a grumpy old dog. You can stroke his fur, or you can be smitten by his stick. It is up to you.

Hello, Louisthecoup, 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:Louisthecoup/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:

Scotty and the bloody knife
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I hope you enjoy it here and write a lot of funny stuff! Spıke Ѧ 13:16 24-Dec-13

edit Platyroo

Hello and welcome! Thank you for finally registering. Please be sure to edit your article logged-in so that we don't have to waste time investigating whether an Anon is vandalizing your page.

Please get in the habit of clicking on Preview to see how your edit will look, then continue editing, pressing Save only when you are at a good stopping point. 59 edits today makes it harder to pore through the list of wiki activity looking for stuff that needs to be undone.

Also, do not remove my {{ICU}} tag, especially without correcting the problems I've identified — the most serious of which is that readers are unlikely to look up "Platyroo" in this or any other encyclopedia, it apparently being a 2005 episode of a children's cartoon. One has to guess your pun to read your joke. Articles with {{ICU}} need to be reviewed by an experienced editor before beginning a cushy life in the encyclopedia. Cheers! Spıke Ѧ 13:16 24-Dec-13

I'm an inexperienced editor but the reason why I create articles is to expand on the range of ideas keeping it fresh though if my sense of humour is a bit flimsy and slow for some people I would be happy for them to edit my pages and expand on the ideas, the whole purpose of uncyclopedia whoever is not to be comedy gold but to be absurd and satirical. The preceding unsigned comment was added by Louisthecoup (talk • contribs)

Granted, though "comedy gold" (that is, high-quality articles from the reader's viewpoint) is indeed a goal here, and help on many levels is available. Also, articles that are not there yet can be begun in userspace, as described above. Spıke Ѧ 14:04 24-Dec-13

By the way my view do not affect the Pages I edit, I just take the piss out of other peoples views and include it in my works. The preceding unsigned comment was added by Louisthecoup (talk • contribs)


  • Please post to me on this page, not mine, so that the conversation is all in one place.
  • The goal is not for you to mimic my use of {{Unsigned}} but to actually sign (and date) your posts. Please read the instructions above.
  • It is not a problem that you bring a viewpoint to your editing, though the goal of an article should always be humor and not advocacy. Spıke Ѧ 14:29 24-Dec-13
I am afraid it is me who added the Unsigned template. Hi, Louisthecoup! Anton (talk) 22:10, December 24, 2013 (UTC)

edit More lessons

Do not invite people to edit your page. Especially, do not create an UnNews or a Forum to invite people to do so. First of all, everything in the encyclopedia is always implicitly open for anyone to edit. Also, anyone who elects to spend the holiday here, as well as not having a life, probably has something in mind other than helping you with your project. Finally, include a [[link]] to the page you are talking about, to let the reader reach it in a single click. Spıke Ѧ 19:08, 19:48 24-Dec-13

edit Tips

Messages on here are a bit weird, because they don't work like emails. Please:

  • sign your messages on other people's talk pages, otherwise it's not clear who (out of hundreds of users) is talking. Sign it by clicking the signature button (if you reply to this, you will see a row of blue buttons with bold, italic etc. The second from right is the signature button).
  • if you want to blank this page, what people normally do is archive it. This means you have a nice clean page, but if someone wanted to come back to an old conversation, they still could without wading through edits and page changes. To do this, I personally 1) open a new tab. 2)type <insert name here>/archive1 into the search bar 3) create the page. 4) cut all the old messages from this page and paste it into the new ones, and save the new pages - archive1 is full of old messages and your talk page is clean, except for the link to your archive. I will do it to my page now, cos it's about time I do it here, and it will mean you have an example. See here: User_talk:Leverage --Leverage (talk) 10:30, December 28, 2013 (UTC)
I looked at your Platyroo page and saw that there are some formatting errors. I tried to fix them, but now there are many red links. Would you, please, take a look and change some links to files and templates?
Concerning your humor and your concept, you have a good start and some jokes already. However, several things:
  • Please, do not overuse long sentences and bother to put some commas and points at least, even if not everywhere where they are needed. Separating some sentences from the other ones while not exactly making them short well you don't have to make them short at all just long enough to fit your concept and short enough to be readable that's it.
  • Take time to proofread your work and be careful about inserting jokes related to sex, backsides and all the things that result from these two. Normally, they do not make anything funnier, unless they really fit the context.

On the whole, this is very good for your first article. Good luck at completing it! Anton (talk) 17:47, December 28, 2013 (UTC)

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