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Thanks

Now that I'm officially an admin, I want to thank you for pimping me. I don't feel any different, and that's bothering me... and I have dreams where I'm cursing you for something... but life otherwise is normal. Zimbuddha Rev. Zim (Talk) Get saved! 16:12, 4 September 2006 (UTC)

That goes for me also. I am grateful for the opping - I'll try not to let the side down. -- Hindleyite 16:23, 4 September 2006 (UTC)


Picture updates

I uploaded a picture for Intelligent Design for Dummies in Unbooks, and added it to the page. Then I decided to edit the pic some more and re-uploaded it. Same name, but still not showing new version on the page. Will it show at some point, or do I need to add something else? Also, where do I find out how to get this – User:Gramlin/Sig – to work for me? Do I need to make a page? Ta very much.

Since Mhaille does not seem to be around at the moment, I will do him the favour of answering this for you. The new image you uploaded might not be showing up because your computer is still displaying the cached version. Try hitting 'refresh' on your browser a couple of times. If that doesn't work, try uploading the image again. As for your sig, follow the instructions here and everything should be fine. -- Hindleyite 11:09, 2 September 2006 (UTC)

Thanks :)

Thanks for welcoming me

thanks for welcomeing me --Mr.Gear 14:19, 27 August 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the nom

Thanks for your kind words on the your special page. My mom isn't proud, but one can't have everything. Zimbuddha Rev. Zim (Talk) Get saved! 14:11, 27 August 2006 (UTC)

No worries....and stop looking. -- Sir Mhaille Icons-flag-gb (talk to me)

My votes for PLS

1. User:Claudius Prime/Renaissance

2. User:Severian/Nazi cow

3. User:Rcmurphy/"Paul is dead" hoax Zimbuddha Rev. Zim (Talk) Get saved! 20:24, 19 August 2006 (UTC)

Thanks

...for your recognition of my heroic efforts against the Hun. Uhm, field promotion to what, precisely? Not that I actually care about rank and privelige, but I like to keep my titles in order for an obituary. Zimbuddha Rev. Zim (Talk) Get saved! 14:47, 23 August 2006 (UTC)

I believe that you are now promoted to the rank of Captain in Her Majesty's Army. We salute you. -- Sir Mhaille Icons-flag-gb (talk to me)
Wow! I am so excited! You guys rock! Zimbuddha Rev. Zim (Talk) Get saved! 18:03, 23 August 2006 (UTC)

Signing work

good idea? or vain?

Big Bad Oyster, you don't need to sign your work, all the details of your contribution are stored within the history of the page. Signing is a big no-no. -- Sir Mhaille Icons-flag-gb (talk to me)

wow, NOW i feel stupid. thanky much

zim challenges you

... to photoshop this baby User:Zim_ulator/Catbox#Chuck_E_Jesus

A couple of questions

First, even though I am registered and logged in, I can't move a page. I'm not sure if this is a mistake, of if it is just a joke I don't get. (There are a lot of those.)

There seems to be a general tendency to instantly huff any very short contribution, but sometimes a short contribution is funnier than a long contribution, expecially if it is a link from a longer article. And even more especially the short article is funnier than the longer article if the longer article is only longer because a few funny bits have been stretched to an unfunny length to avoid getting huffed. Any advice?

And, finally, it seems that huffed contributions even disappear from "my contributions". Is this wise? Even more important, is it funny?

"Signed" Anxious Rick Wood 13:24, 12 August 2006 (UTC)

Dear Anxious, not sure why you can't move a page, will ask in IRC. With regards to the length vs humour debate, the reason that Uncyclopedia was set up was to be a spoof of Wikipedia, hence the preference for encyclopedic style articles. You are right, that a lot of short contributions get the instahuff treatment, though thats not always the case. If a shorter article looks like it has a great humour value and could possibly be expanded it usually gets the NRV tag, giving it seven days grace to grow/improve.
Did you have a specific article in mind that has had the instahuff treatment? -- Sir Mhaille Icons-flag-gb (talk to me)

I did, but the person who huffed it kindly gave me a chance to expand it. On the other hand, this article: sandwich theorem seems to me about the right length. Wikipedia also has a number of very short mathematics articles. I know, because I've written some of them. Rick Wood 22:26, 13 August 2006 (UTC)

Tis only my opinion, but the article could do with a related diagramatic image to augment it, as well as some expansion, a history of the theorem, how it replaced the earlier theorems, etc....it could build up into a decent sized little article. -- Sir Mhaille Icons-flag-gb (talk to me)

I not only took your advice, but I entered the result in the Poo Lit contest. Rick Wood 15:27, 14 August 2006 (UTC)

Yea, I'm logged in and can't move a page either.

--The Big Bad Oyster 17:14, 15 August 2006 (UTC)

Why

did you delete Mark Fifer article? it's humor

Hi. Mainly because he is a non-notable person, and therefore the article is against our Vanity Policy. Its nothing personal, just not what Uncyclopedia is about. Did you get a welcome note when you signed up for an account with lots of useful guides to contributing? -- Sir Mhaille Icons-flag-gb (talk to me)

Poo Lit Surprise

I recently joined uncyclopedia and wrote an article on Rick Mercer less than a week ago without realizing that the contest was on. The article has already been added to the main site, but is it still eligible for the contest? ~Sunstar

Moved a copy to User:Sunstar/Rick_Mercer for you to use, noticed that you already have one article in the Best Article by a n00b category, feel free to add it to one of the other ones (as you can only have one entry per category). -- Sir Mhaille Icons-flag-gb (talk to me)

Contents question

Right. So. Yours is the name on my talk page, so I guess you're who I should be asking the following of. We all know that a 'Contents Page' just magically appears on our articles when they get big enough, and that no trace of the thing appears in the edit screen, right? My question is this: how do I edit the contents page, if I wish to do so? I don't want to do anything fancy - I just want to change the title. Cheers. --Some Fool 06:26, 14 August 2006 (UTC)

Hello again. I've a second question. Would you know how to put an invisible 'anchor' or something on a page. That was really unclear, hey? What I want to know is as follows: You know how when you create a heading, you also create a link titled '\random_page#Heading_title' such that when I click on something linked to this I go straight to that section? Well, what if I want to be able to similarly link to, say, a picture of lots of penguins but I don't want a title over the picture? How would I do that? cheers. --Some Fool 07:33, 14 August 2006 (UTC)

As far as I am aware the equivalent function of an "anchor" is utilised within the section headers, which also is what generates the text that appears within the Table of Contents. Whatever you add to ==Your Title== will appear in the list, and allow you to link to "Random_Page#Your_Title". I'm not sure about linking to images, but will ask around to see if anyone knows.... :) -- Sir Mhaille Icons-flag-gb (talk to me)
Yeah, it's probably not too big a deal in that just making the smallest possible heading titled '.' works fine - and only really looks bad in as much as it changes the contents page (you only faintly notice it on the page itself). I would still really like no know how I can alter the table of contents, though (both to delete the reference to the '.' - which would more or less completely solve my second question apart from the tiny '.' about which I'm not really all that fussed) - but also 'cause I'd like to alter the title of the contents table to something other than 'Contents'. Thanks again. --Some Fool 00:37, 15 August 2006 (UTC)
Well, if you really wanted to show off you could use the NO_TOC tag and hard code your own version, with your own words, linked using link#whatever for each one. Leave it with me and I'll have a think.... -- Sir Mhaille Icons-flag-gb (talk to me)
So, supposing I wanted to try and hard code my own table, do you know where I'd find the code for the current table (in order to just alter it - I've never created a template or suchlike before)? Oh, and the NO_TOC tag - how would that be applied? Thanking you, --Some Fool 00:55, 18 August 2006 (UTC)
Have a look at the way I have put User:Mhaille/Test together. Think it might do what you are hoping to achieve? -- Sir Mhaille Icons-flag-gb (talk to me)
Perfect. Thanks heaps. Incidentally, is there a key somewhere for colour codes? --Some Fool 03:17, 20 August 2006 (UTC)

Template:Israelated

Hello good sir,

You mind taking a look at the remark I made @ the Israelated template talk page and tell me what you think? Cheers. -- Brigadier Sir Mordillo Icons-flag-il GUN UotY WotM FP UotM AotM MI3 AnotM VFH +S 08:56, 14 August 2006 (UTC)

Nice, glad you've done something with it. I'd just put it back together as it was used in a few article despite that bloody awful image. :) -- Sir Mhaille Icons-flag-gb (talk to me)
While it failed VFD with a near-even vote before, that was with the god-awful image. This one is much better, but I still question if we really need this as a stand-alone template. Just due to the potential for template-creep, as often happens when n00bs and templates get to know each other. Also because I wasted a god damn hour editing it out of a bunch of articles when I deleted it. Any reason we couldn't insert template code into the few (currently one) articles which need this sort of warning? Bone_F_clear.png Sir Famine, Gun Petition » 12:59, 14 August 2006 (UTC)
I was under the impression that it was deleted and Mhaille reestablished it with new graphics....-- Brigadier Sir Mordillo Icons-flag-il GUN UotY WotM FP UotM AotM MI3 AnotM VFH +S 13:06, 14 August 2006 (UTC)
When I put it back together it was on three articles, not sure how many it was on previously. -- Sir Mhaille Icons-flag-gb (talk to me)
Before, it was on a metric-fuckload of articles. Now, it's just on Golda Meir and the Israel category page. I wouldn't call User:Kakun an "article". :) Bone_F_clear.png Sir Famine, Gun Petition » 13:42, 14 August 2006 (UTC)
I'd say he's more of an "item"...-- Brigadier Sir Mordillo Icons-flag-il GUN UotY WotM FP UotM AotM MI3 AnotM VFH +S 13:46, 14 August 2006 (UTC)

Wheeerrreee arrreee yooooouuu?

If you come here before you come into IRC, please come into IRC. Got an issue. Ta. -- sannse@Wikia (talk) 12:56, 16 August 2006 (UTC)

Raffles Institution

Due to some implications from the school in question, the removal of the article Raffles Institution is required. Can you please help me to delete it permanently? Thank you. --Terrancommander 00:43, 17 August 2006 (UTC)

It looks like it has been taken care of now. For future reference don't just blank a page as to the untrained eye it looks just like the work of a vandal. -- Sir Mhaille Icons-flag-gb (talk to me)
No choice, school authorities looking over my shoulder. I had to do something instant to show them or I'd get into trouble. I mean, I blanked the page, and when you restored it about 1/2 an hour later, that school authority was actually so distressed he got me to skip lessons to redelete it. --Terrancommander 12:06, 17 August 2006 (UTC)

Do You Have A Blocking Policy

Do you have a blocking policy here?Dan Garry is an Idiot 14:20, 18 August 2006 (UTC)BlueBoy

Poo Lit Surprise

Do you know if there are plans to add the Poo Lit Suprise to Awards Decorations_and Honours somewhere? I figure Sir Cornbread's article will sweep the voting (even in the categories in which it wasn't entered. It's just that good) and he deserves something for it. The closest I've seen to a sig addition for PLS is Hindleyite with PL.--Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 02:38, 19 August 2006 (UTC)

...and no, I'm not asking for me. Just like in the last PLS in each of the categories that I entered there are articles that I think are better...--Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 02:41, 19 August 2006 (UTC)
Disregard my last. My question has been answered.--Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 22:44, 20 August 2006 (UTC)
Not sure to be honest. I suppose it is something that we need to consider. Just so you know in the points system that we used for the voting you were only 1 point behind the winner of Best Illustrated. Its not the same as a win, but well done. -- Sir Mhaille Icons-flag-gb (talk to me)
Thanks. The Poo Lit page says, "Our four winners will receive the esteemed title of Poet Lowrate for the Order of Uncyclopedia" which answered my question. Which is moot anyway as the article I thought deserved a win didn't even place. Taste is subjective, apparently. I'm sure he'll get a feature out of it, at least.
One point. Wow.--Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 23:15, 20 August 2006 (UTC)

...and the PLS page lists Rcmurphy's entry as "Rcmurphy" and MoneySign's as "Breastfeedning" <giggle>--Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 23:20, 20 August 2006 (UTC)

Yeah, just noticed that... -- User:MHhaille/sig

VFP

Thanks for the vote. You just helped fulfill one of the more obscure prophecies in the Book o' Revelations.--Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 05:07, 20 August 2006 (UTC)


Who's Afwaid of a Widdle Apokowips?
When death stalks the night, remember, it's all your fault

Helloapocalypse


Help...Unnews me!!

I have written an my first Unnews article complete with un-image. unBased on the un-instructions, I am un-eligible for "top story". Here's were my n00b intelligence ends. How do I make my article a "top story"? Or is this a job for the powers-that-be? Please un-advise me.....--DawnLei 05:34, 20 August 2006 (UTC)

I'm already popular enough to be vandalized

Please check my article: UnNews:FDA approves virus spray for meats that will raise Bush’s approval. Some very colorful remarks now exist where my article was. And the vandals took enough trouble to label me on my user site: User:DawnLei. The veracity of their remarks of doesn't give them the right to vandalize. Please do what you do in these situations. Thank you in advance for your help.--DawnLei 06:39, 20 August 2006 (UTC)

Insert Pictures

i have looked around but could not work out how to insert those valuble pictures of Sid Vicious and other people like that. ==Sid v 10:57, 28 August 2006 (UTC)

External Links: Funny?

Is it considered kosher and/or funny to include external links to serious sites to increase my humour value? Basically, I am parodying something (homeopathy) which IMHO more-or-less parodies itself, so I think it would be kind of funny to include evidence that the crap I am making up about it isn't really made up. I hope that makes any sense. --Bbroadside 22:12, 20 August 2006 (UTC)

External links aren't a problem as long as they are not in breach of our vanity policy. The sort of external link that we usually have issue with is where the purpose of the article seems to be about spamming a link, rather than contributing an article. Good luck with the article, if you need any help, just yell! -- Sir Mhaille Icons-flag-gb (talk to me)
Thanks for the speedy reply. I am auditioning the article at the Pee Review, where it has some internal (but as of yet no external) links. --Bbroadside 00:18, 21 August 2006 (UTC)
Just replied on there, AND added some links.... :) -- Sir Mhaille Icons-flag-gb (talk to me)

PLS

Thanks for the note. I actually thought that American Dream was my weakest article, and spent 12 days on Obituary, which didn't even rate a notice. So...you never know.--Shandon 06:23, 21 August 2006 (UTC)

Release Locks on Articles

Or you can just huff mine on my user page. User:Tom mayfair/Walgreens Drug Store--User:Tom mayfair/Sig 12:41, 21 August 2006 (UTC)

Welcome Message

All right guy, i think that won't be a problem for me, because i worked several months in the german stupidedia, but i think it will be pretty hard work to write correct english. -- Xqwtzs 13:45, 21 August 2006 (UTC)

Oops...

Hey dude, I didn't realize that you still wanted me to judge, so I hastily wrote and submitted two articles... I guess I'm not paying close enough attention, next time I will be aware.--Spqr Sir Claudius CUN VFH (carpe diem) 16:09, 21 August 2006 (UTC)

Don't worry about it, I organised back up just in case. Ended up with three no-show judges, but was covered. :) Thanks anyway, you didn't do too bad in the final scores..... -- Sir Mhaille Icons-flag-gb (talk to me)
Yes, I was quite pleased to get an honorable mention. Some of us can only dream of getting a flaming bag of poo- next time I shall try harder!--Spqr Sir Claudius CUN VFH (carpe diem) 16:26, 21 August 2006 (UTC)
Hey, next time someone else is organising and judging, and I'm going to try to get me a flaming bag o' shite! -- Sir Mhaille Icons-flag-gb (talk to me)

Poo to Mainspace

Some of the Poo Lit pages appear to have moved to mainspace. Mine, however, still have no "move" buttonythingy. Could you please bump my Poo Lit articles from my userspace to the mainspace? If not, can you unlock them so that I can do the aformentioned? Thanks.--Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 02:46, 22 August 2006 (UTC)

Shameless money-grubbing question

Thanks again for the PLS news. So how do the winners claim their prizes?--Procopius 14:52, 22 August 2006 (UTC)

I believe that a representative of Wikia will be contacting you shortly. -- Sir Mhaille Icons-flag-gb (talk to me)

Thanks

Thanks for the information. I will be sure to re-read all that stuff, over and over and over and over and over... (it goes on like this) ... again.

--KWild 14:15, 24 August 2006 (UTC)

Testing

Testing


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Ununbilium 21:01, 24 August 2006 (UTC)

Testing V.2

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

Neo Zidane Icons-flag-gb 21:06, 24 August 2006 (UTC)

NUS High

Sir Mhaille, the NUS High article is drifting into cyberbullying. There is explicit name mentioning (of my name in fact, although not exactly) in the third quote and mentions of KOSA (which your knightlyness deleted not too long ago). May I also implore thee to block this particular IP: 165.21.154.73, as it was the source of the cyberbullying against me.--Noip 14:05, 25 August 2006 (UTC)

Now it seems that someone has blanked, then wrote garbage on the NUS High page. Please revert it.--Airbag 06:25, 26 August 2006 (UTC)

Grouchy

Are you grouchy or something? What's wrong with writing transcripts for stories that I make up? —Brian Barbera 12:28, 26 August 2006 (UTC)

Yes, I am grouchy. Actually, if you have a quick look at the Vanity Policy of the site, you'll be able to see why it was deleted. Its nothing personal. :) -- Sir Mhaille Icons-flag-gb (talk to me)

Why'd you delete Better Now? Can't I post song lyrics? —Brian Barbera 14:22, 11 September 2006 (UTC)

You can if they are spoof lyrics, or linked to something else that vaguely amusing. Did I miss the joke? :) -- Sir Mhaille Icons-flag-gb (talk to me)

I think you did. Do you mind undeleting the page? —Brian Barbera 18:18, 11 September 2006 (UTC)

Islam page

Mhaille, thanks for the message. I was wondering, could you please unlock the Islam page? I have given reason why my edits were not vandalism, and according to Uncyclopedia's rules, constructive flame wars are suppossed to continue unabated. At the very least, I think another moderator such as yourself should take a look. Thanks in advance.----Countjulian 16:24, 26 August 2006 (UTC)Countjulian

er

ok.. good.

--jack s 14:57, 27 August 2006 (UTC)

Request Unblock

I would like you to unblock me or shorten my sentence I know I was wrong to blank pages but I think your infnete ban was a bit harsh as I ownely vandalised one page

Hopeing to be unbloked JAL 200

I've revoked your sentence, or at least suspended it. Vandalising an article is a big no no, a "fuck you" message and vandalising the featured article are likely to get up people's noses bigtime. -- Sir Mhaille Icons-flag-gb (talk to me)

Hehehe

Nice to know someone is watching the RC log - unless you're stalking me... *shudder* --The Rt. Hon. BarryC Icons-flag-gb MUN (Symposium!) Sigh. Double Sigh. 13:43, 28 August 2006 (UTC)

My self-nomination for adminship

I followed the directions as they were listed on the vote page. You broke my heart. But thanks for the welcome message. --Darkfred 23:08, 30 August 2006 (UTC)

Nothing personal. To be honest we ended up rushing the vote page out due to unforseen circumstances. But your self nomination highlighted an important point. The main reason we are avoiding self nominations is because every Tom, Dick and Harriet who joins the site will nominate themselves if we're not careful. :)
Stick around. Given time, quality and quanity you might see your name there yet. -- Sir Mhaille Icons-flag-gb (talk to me)
Ok, I've been hanging around here for a few days now. I don't think that quality is actually what any of the editors are looking for. I have yet to define it but it appears to be drivel that is the driving element. The longer the inanity continues the less likely it seems to get deleted. For example I posted a somewhat original and somewhat funny article Tacos vs Kittens. And within minutes it was tagged with 2 thinly veiled threats of deletion, yet Calcium and Evil (which is mostly a 3 page see also list) appear to be safe from even maintenance editing. And I just chose the last 2 articles I visited. I really like Orbouros though, but I can't find it now because I can't remember how to spell it!. --Darkfred 16:27, 6 September 2006 (UTC)
I wouldn't view them as threats, more as guidance. The first tag really explains what to me is the more pressing issue with the article, which is that it is just a short block of text, all crushed into one paragraph. If you look at "Evil" you can see the layout is much more attractive and well encyclopedic. Ouroboros, by the way. But it looks like someone deleted it. -- Sir Mhaille Icons-flag-gb (talk to me)
Ha Ironic! The only funny article I have read yet was deleted. Perhaps you should just change the be funny guideline to be banal, then there is no sticker shock. --Darkfred 16:39, 6 September 2006 (UTC)
Yeah I guess the way you laid it out does look better. As for ourborous I am just bitter because I have been wanting to read it again for a couple days now and could not find it *sigh*. Its not like there was a better article to replace it with or it was wasting all your disc space. --Darkfred 16:44, 6 September 2006 (UTC)
Humour is subjective at the best of times. Just had a little look at your Tacos vs Kittens article, I'd say that by expanding it, adding images and links you could make a nice little article. Have a look at the formatting of something like Voynich_Manuscript to see how I put that together. Hopefully we do have a lot of articles above the level of drivel, but remember that we are here to appeal to all tastes. Within reason. -- Sir Mhaille Icons-flag-gb (talk to me)

kross defamation page about real person

Hi, some vandals could not defame this person on Wikipedia, so they came here. Do you allow that sort of thing, or does it violate your rules. 65.35.168.248 06:56, 1 September 2006 (UTC)

where do i start?

What's a good place for a n00b to Uncyclopedia (such as myself) to start? I don't really want to author an article to have it huffed into oblivion right away... Anything i could fix up to get the hang of it?

blanking a page: the idiot's idea of humor

Hey, some douchebag blanked a page I was watching. Another kind person put it back up, but can you get 67.38.8.183 banned?

I now apologize to all douchebags for referring to 67.38.8.183 as a douchebag. --Teddywithfangs 03:29, 7 September 2006 (UTC)

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