User talk:Lucifuge Rofacale

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edit Welcome!

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Cheers! --Lucifuge Rofacale 20:20, June 24, 2011 (UTC)


edit A Suggestion

Why not put something on your user page and then you can join the Choir Visible. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 21:38, December 16, 2012 (UTC)

edit Quotations

Those quotations are funny, and they are about something! Don't go crazy, though, two at a time is generally enough. On Karl Marx, I deleted one of the initial three, because the comparison to the Marx Brothers was a joke told (again) just below. Is there a better way than to have both of these initial quotes attributed to Marx himself? Spıke ¬ 17:01 26-Jan-13

edit User:Frinko

Don't edit articles in someone else's userspace, such as recently at User:Frinko/Pokemon. You are free to grab any version of the article into your own userspace for improvement and possible installation into the actual encyclopedia. Spıke ¬ 18:11 19-Feb-13

edit Plato

You've been reverted on this article, and I concur. I understand the joke about professional philosophers griping that an amateur philosopher is "unprofessional," but the style of using bickering quotes has fallen out of favor here (by the way, especially when those bickering include You, Me, Some Guy, or Captain Obvious) because it breaks the "encyclopedia motif" before the reader has quite been induced to plunge in.

Your edit to Georg Hegel stands (so far) but I thought it was heavy on storytelling and slow to get the reader to the laughs. Sometimes more clever turns-of-phrase solve this problem. Spıke ¬ 23:38 29-Mar-13

edit Death

Please! Better no initial quotation than Captain Obvious, if only because it will encourage Anon to add "Russian Reversal" and several "Oscar Wilde" quotations. Spıke ¬ 18:18 12-Apr-13

I suppose so. I just have a fondness for Captain Obvious. --Lucifuge Rofacale (talk) 14:59, April 13, 2013 (UTC)

edit Turn Your User Page Blue

Add something about yourself or something you like and your user page will go from red to blue. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 22:03, June 24, 2013 (UTC)

I really would but I don't know what to write. --Lucifuge Rofacale (talk) 05:09, June 25, 2013 (UTC)

That doesn't matter so much. Other users don't write either but many help as regards edits, voting, checking on vandals and helping new users (noobs). Thanks also for adding info to your user page. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 07:16, June 25, 2013 (UTC)

edit Preview Button

I noticed you had to change your user page in increments of several edits. This can be avoided by using the preview button, which is located to the right of the save button when editing pages. If you hit preview instead of save, you can see how the page will look, you can edit it some more, hit preview again, and then once it looks how you want, you can save it. -- Simsilikesims(♀UN) Talk here. 08:14, June 25, 2013 (UTC)

Thanks. :) --Lucifuge Rofacale (talk) 13:36, June 25, 2013 (UTC)

edit Salon.com

SPIKE and I have left feedback for you on the talk page of the article. -- Simsilikesims(♀UN) Talk here. 18:50, June 28, 2013 (UTC)

Thanks! :) --Lucifuge Rofacale (talk) 20:29, June 28, 2013 (UTC)

edit EastEnders

It was mostly only me on site patrol last night, and I don't mind if you take one of the new edits and even reach the opposite conclusion to mine. The reason I reverted Anon is that most of what he did is read paragraphs and deposit his own personal opinion at the end of them, such as "Despite being evil, you still would wouldn't you?!" So my problem is not that it isn't "still funny" (as you wrote in your Change Summary) but that the result looks less like an encyclopedia article than before. As you probably know the show better than I, could you go in and smooth out the article? Spıke ¬ 19:45 20-Jul-13

edit Daily Mail

I welcome that you have added more to the story but I think you have over done it with the lists! --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 06:56, October 8, 2013 (UTC)

Oh, okay. Thanks! --Lucifuge Rofacale (talk) 15:51, October 9, 2013 (UTC)

edit Hacked?

So you didn;t upload the video? Any other edits you don't think are yours?? --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 07:12, October 11, 2013 (UTC)

Wikia is converting to a system of videos more efficient than putting <youtube> or external links in articles, and the first person to edit text has a bot make a follow-on edit and forge an entry in the upload log in his name. Spıke ¬ 09:19 11-Oct-13
Oh...yes you are right Spike. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 09:46, October 11, 2013 (UTC)

Phew!!! Christ, Wikia are getting Orwellian aren't they? No, aren't any other edits I can see that I don't remember making. --Lucifuge Rofacale (talk) 08:49, October 14, 2013 (UTC)

It was worse--For a brief time, Wikia robo-"greeted" new users with a dippy message lacking the detail we religiously give to newbies, the log forged to credit the first Admin to visit them OR review their contributions. I was offended to have it look as though I had written such a useless welcome. They are not Orwellian...just very Corporate. Spıke ¬ 11:29 14-Oct-13

edit Randall Flagg

Although I thank Romartus for sustaining my version, it is not true that you cannot revert an Admin; we are moderators not super-editors. But you ought to explain yourself better than that you thought the text I deleted was funny. The text I reverted:

  • Took a very long list at the very start of the article (which tends to bore readers before we can amuse them) and made it longer. If you think the added item was good, at least pare the list down to no more than three, or better yet, discuss Flagg's alternate names somewhere else than in the article's first sentence.
  • Changing "raped" to "raped by a gay magician" adds nothing unless you think it's inherently funny to call someone gay.
  • Likewise changing "emissary" to "bum-boy." If you can relate this to something real or have it be more than just the usual slap on gays, it might be funny.
  • The addition of "getting the juices sucked out of him by a baby human/spider" is cryptic and unfunny.

This stuff wasn't funny; the most you can say is that it was successfully random. Spıke ¬ 12:49 2-Nov-13 Sorry, sorry, sorry. They were in-jokes for people who have read the book. The two names added, were names also used by Flagg within the books. He was indeed raped by a gay magician on his walk, as explained in Eyes of the Dragon. "Bum-boy" is funny because it seems to reduce Flagg from what he's built up to be in the books: a commanding, powerful force to evil, to what he is: someone pretty pathetic. Maybe "whipping boy" would be better because it's less homophobic. --Lucifuge Rofacale (talk) 20:26, November 6, 2013 (UTC)

Oh and he did get his blood sucked by a baby that had turned into a giant spider. --Lucifuge Rofacale (talk) 20:26, November 6, 2013 (UTC)
Then I withdraw my objections--except the first. I have reinstated the text that you favor, but have eliminated the initial quotations, most of which were the trite Bickering Quotations joke (see UNQUOTE). And even if that initial list of aliases is amusing to readers, it is tedious to slog through for the non-reader. Would you please pick the three best ones and limit it to that? Spıke ¬ 20:44 6-Nov-13
Actually I should have left you a message Lucifuge regards the revert. I did that years ago and got a warning on my talk page (see archive 1) - so we have all been there. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 21:58, November 6, 2013 (UTC)

Okay. Thanks. --Lucifuge Rofacale (talk) 16:19, November 7, 2013 (UTC)

edit Qu'ran

Plumbing? --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 17:34, December 1, 2013 (UTC)

Yeah. You know. Toilet paper. --Lucifuge Rofacale (talk) 01:49, December 8, 2013 (UTC)

edit North Korea

An anonymous poster had a good point on this page's talk page, that the manic transliteration of l to r (and sometimes vice versa) makes the page hard to read. I have a separate point, which is that it constitutes telling the same joke over again, which is the reason we discourage long lists. Would you please go back in (perhaps rolling back to a previous date) and perhaps use this technique only for direct quotations? Uncyclopedia pages should not be written in code, and caricaturizing a foreigner's impediments with English is not intensely funny. Spıke ¬ 14:01 15-Feb-14

Sorry, it's a running gag in Team America World Police that Kim Jong-Il struggles with the letter "l", hence "I'm So Ronery". I noticed that much of the article used "r"s in place of "l"s so I tried to change the rest of the article to follow suit. I thought it was funny because it made you read it in a North Korean accent. If peopre, sorry, people find it hard to read then I have no problem with it being changed. --Lucifuge Rofacale (talk) 07:49, February 19, 2014 (UTC)
Oh, sorry, do you want me to do it? I'm not sure how to revert a string of edits without reverting edits that other people have made in between. Or should I do it manually? --Lucifuge Rofacale (talk) 06:27, February 27, 2014 (UTC)
The article was featured so really it shouldn't have been changed except for updating or correcting grammatical and spelling errors.--LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 22:06, February 27, 2014 (UTC)

Yeah, especially not to import someone else's gag from a TV show. Remember the part about "original comedy creations"? There is no easy way to use the history to undo some changes without undoing all of them. I'd undo them all but there are probably edits involving the change of dictators, and we do allow FA's to be kept up-to-date. Spıke ¬ 01:49 28-Feb-14

Upon further review, this is a mess. The l/r gag was done in the featured version too (just not consistently) and there are YouTubes and junk templates in the featured version that are better off removed. Also, the FA is so different from the current version that a diff report is mostly useless. If you are so inclined, do what you can, such as by cutting-and-pasting from historical versions. (And you still wouldn't be able to count the result as your own!) Spıke ¬ 01:55 28-Feb-14

Yeah, that's what I thought. The l/r gag was inconsistent so I thought I'd make the rest of it consistent but in retrospect, it's better just as "l." I did also update it to show the change in dictators. I'll start changing the "r"s back to "l"s now. --Lucifuge Rofacale (talk) 12:45, March 1, 2014 (UTC)
Ok let us know and then add an edit commentary to say that version is the 'new' featured version. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 13:22, March 1, 2014 (UTC)

edit Salon.com bis

Regarding your edit, Change Summary: I swear I literally did not make this one up. Ah, but this website is about making things up. If you did not make it up--if you are reporting a road-kill headline that actually appeared in Salon--then you are not writing original comedy but reporting on stuff they wrote that is so stupid it's funny. That is: advocacy. Don't use Uncyclopedia to catalog stupid/funny things they do. If that is what you believe, no one here should have a problem with it; just be original about it. Spıke ¬ 20:53 9-Mar-14

One of the jokes I'm trying to make in that section is that you can't tell the made up ones from the things they've actually written. I actually added a challenge to the reader at the top of that section: see which ones are made up and which ones aren't. --Lucifuge Rofacale (talk) 15:21, March 10, 2014 (UTC)
Do you mind if I add that one back? --Lucifuge Rofacale (talk) 15:21, March 10, 2014 (UTC)
Go ahead with that particular re-add. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 15:58, March 10, 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. --Lucifuge Rofacale (talk) 18:40, March 10, 2014 (UTC)

edit Editing Featured Articles

Can you be more careful when doing that? As I said before, stated policy is leave them alone - changing it only if there is a typo or a grammatical mistake that isn't part of the joke. You can add links or categories, updating if it is a biography where the subject has left the building. The other exception is a pseudo biography of living person to that of a dead one. If there is a featured article you think needs looking at, bring it up on a forum next time or ask an admin. Thanks. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 12:45, March 13, 2014 (UTC)

edit Talking lion…

Have you heard of this guy? http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/the-northerner/2014/mar/25/reza-aslan-jesus-matters-to-muslims-syima-aslam-bradford

The video of him on Fox is probably more well known than the EDL photo. I think linking the two of them together could work well - given the guys last name. Talking about the Lion being interviewed on Fox News as a part of this makes me smile.                               Puppy's talk page09:17 am 30 Mar 2014

Haha, brilliant. Thanks Puppy, I'll get onto that later. --Lucifuge Rofacale (talk) 09:22, March 30, 2014 (UTC)

edit Er, no I didn't.

I have deleted the File Talk page, as they are to discuss the attached content page. I assume what you are saying is: No, you didn't upload the video as claimed in the log. I agree; Wikia is converting links to videos to copies it brings on-site; this is done by a 'bot when the next person views the page, and he is listed as the uploader. It used to be worse, as Wikia delivered a sappy "welcome" in our names to any new Uncyclopedian whose contributions we examined. If you find that the video constitutes stolen humor rather than original content, by all means remove the citation on the page you viewed and list the video at UN:QVFD as "orphaned by deletion." Spıke ¬ 14:28 6-Apr-14

Yes, you said so before, sounds pretty annoying. Not a problem about deleting the talk page, I just wanted to clarify but I won't worry in future. :) --Lucifuge Rofacale (talk) 20:03, April 6, 2014 (UTC)
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