User talk:Nivrock

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edit Welcome to Uncyclopedia

Spike the Dog (06b)

Articles are better if they contain pictures. "Thumbnails" like this one contain captions, and funny captions are the best.

Hello, Nivrock, and welcome to Uncyclopedia. This is a wiki (a collection of pages that anyone can edit). Words in blue are "links" and can be clicked to take you to another page. This wiki is devoted to comedy. It pretends it is Wikipedia, but we make people laugh, not bore them. If you aren't interested in a fake encyclopedia but in writing fake news stories, we have UnNews, and there are other projects for scripts, lyrics, how-to guides, and so on.

What you can do

You can create an article of your own. For starters, create it under your own name; for example, User:Nivrock/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 out without writing articles; just read articles and, if you see an improvement in writing or in comedy, jump in and edit it. In fact, there are ways to help out without writing at all, such as helping us organize stuff, monitoring the activity log for vandals, or even greeting other new users like this.

What you need

To write articles, you need a sense of humor and an ability to write good English. We all have our strengths and weaknesses and you can get help in any area. But everyone needs an ability to work with other people. Decide to be polite, be positive and helpful toward others, and assume others are doing the same toward you.

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I hope you enjoy it here and write a lot of funny stuff! Spıke ¬ 17:32 10-Feb-13

edit Re: Your user page

In fact, I am an Admin, as of about a week ago, and have not yet dealt with Law Enforcement at all. Technically, people trying to contact you would not go there (user page) but here (talk page). And, although some of your readers may be in need of a dictionary, keep in mind that the writer always needs to have an idea of who his readers are, including not sending them to the dictionary unnecessary. Those are all mere quibbles; dig in and have fun! Spıke ¬ 17:46 10-Feb-13

PS--Thanks for signing up to be a proofreader. This is at least proof that you read even stuff from the welcoming materials that I've forgotten. Many of the current Admins and patrollers are Grammar Nazis in our own right. We are having a cluster-bleep right now on the emerging article about Reading, England and you will see that that could benefit from a grammar copy-edit. Spıke ¬ 18:04 10-Feb-13


Thanks for your pass through Reading, England. I would call it more rephrasings than corrections, but you are welcome to do so. I reverted one of your changes, to a spelling I consider non-standard. I explained this with a Change Summary visible under the article's History tab.

Your change to "Theatre" is correct, but the key is that the article is discussing something British. An article about a U.S. city would use the spelling "theater." Separately, I'm surprised you added the {{Proofread}} template; after finishing your pass, you'd remove it, not add it. However, we aren't done with this article, and you are welcome to return to post-edit future changes. You will find out when they occur if you make sure the article is on your watchlist.

The article Justin Bieber has been beset by anonymous users and is permanently blocked against them--and against you until your username is, I think, 96 hours old. I'll correct the red-link. But please re-read the initial instructions regarding appending to the bottom of talk pages, and signing your posts. Thanks again for the useful patrol work! Spıke ¬ 16:30 11-Feb-13

edit Paracetamol

Promising start! You can always ask others to pitch in with images or ideas. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 09:30, February 13, 2013 (UTC)

What do you mean, "Completed. Just have to add some pictures...."? That is, you are done, but not done! Nevertheless, as well as completing your first article (or not), you almost certainly know what you are doing. So I have given you autopatrolled, which means some unlucky Officer of the Day is not asked to check every edit you make. No changes for you, longer coffee breaks for us. Cheers! Spıke ¬ 18:35 13-Feb-13
Oh, that's my bad. LOL. Anyways, yeah, the text of the article is done so I just need to add some pictures. Can you tell me how to add a picture to my article? Nivrock (talk) 09:50, February 14, 2013 (UTC)
It must be written down well somewhere! It involves a dialogue that opens a mini-browser for you to select an image file on your computer. Click on Special:Upload and follow the instructions. Be sure to pick a name that is specific enough not to already be taken and to apply only to your photo, and please type a complete description that would satisfy queries about where you got it and what it really is. Also use Special:Search and also search categories to see if a suitable photo already exists. Spıke ¬ 11:39 14-Feb-13
Thanks! I have uploaded the photo and the article is officially complete. I'm a damn author xD Nivrock (talk) 11:55, February 14, 2013 (UTC)
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