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Dude, You have Issues!

Seriously, man. Do you wanna talk about it? =P You don't really hate me...*uses Jedi Mind Trick* You hate Savethemooses..... You know, it's good to have someone like you around, though Murph. You keep my head from getting too big. Because, honestly, a lot of the images I do are crap, but for some reason, people like them. It's good to have someone to keep me in check. --Strong RadX 02:10, 11 Nov 2005 (UTC)

Well, it all started when I was five and my mom wouldn't let me play with the other kids...
Actually, I just get a rush of fiendish joy from crushing people's dreams. It's nothing personal. I hate all people equally. --—rc (t) 04:40, 11 Nov 2005 (UTC)
You are such a bastard. I think that's why I love you....--Strong RadX 14:00, 11 Nov 2005 (UTC)
I'll just leave you two alone then, shall I?  :) -- T. (talk) 14:09, 11 Nov 2005 (UTC)

Re: Simon Schama

I only just now noticed (after my deletion) your response to the latest recreation of the article in question. IYO, should I bring it back for now? --DWIII 03:42, 13 Nov 2005 (UTC)

I restored it for now. Sorry, my fault for the confusion. --—rc (t) 03:43, 13 Nov 2005 (UTC)
Ok (no prob); will leave this in your capable hands. --DWIII 03:46, 13 Nov 2005 (UTC)


Thanks for unblocking me. I'd have stayed online in the morning longer to talk on IRC to you all but my connection has been acting funny in the last few days. Thanks. Promise to behave myself. --Ouro 14:31, 13 Nov 2005 (UTC)

Thanks for the star. There's been a few more edits to Kitten Huffing since I took out the Famous Huffer section, but no reverts to it, so there must be some agreement that it was useless. Carlb re-added one picture that I removed, but didn't ban me or anything. Maybe I did earn the award after all.  :) -- T. (talk) 19:09, 22 Nov 2005 (UTC)

Presenting the hand-held laser guided bolt action aluminum potato rifle --Splaka 07:21, 14 Nov 2005 (UTC)

I wants it. We could equip our army with them when we invade Wikipedia (and after that, Google, Microsoft and Geocities). --—rc (t) 09:09, 14 Nov 2005 (UTC)
Now that would be a god damn sweet battle to watch. Humm...if I had more time I might write that one up. That is, if someone can hack us an image of a thousand Uncyclopedians all carrying those suckers. Bone_F_clear.png Sir Famine, Gun Petition » 23:11, 14 Nov 2005 (UTC)
PS: I categorized all the myspace bands I could find. Have at them!. (External link so you don't need to create the category, in case you wanna rename it or such). --Splaka 10:55, 17 Nov 2005 (UTC)


Thank you for the guidance, I was indeed having problems with it. I'm more or less savey on the wikilanaguage, but the little FAQ about it under awards does not do a good job of explaining how to fashion a signature. I will use the correct syntax from now on. Feel free to delete it whenever you'd like. Again, thanks. ~Squire TheDiddler BMF (talk) 22:43, 19 Nov 2005 (UTC)

Duh, I've previewed enough pages that I should have applied it to use. You're okay! Cheers!!1! ~Squire TheDiddler BMF (talk) 22:50, 19 Nov 2005 (UTC)

Anotherone for the myspace...?

Special:Undelete/Lemon_demon --Splaka 22:35, 20 Nov 2005 (UTC)

front page css

<gwax> good lord, the Main Page looks like shit with the MonoBook skin
<gwax> it looks like we're half-assing this MA day thing
<gwax> could we copy memory alphas skin and have our main page redirect to a skin preview page?
<Splarka> hmmm
<Splarka> I suppose we could modify the monobook.js to transwiki import their monobook.css only on the main page

So blame gwax. I added 3 lines to MediaWiki:Monobook.js to load their CSS (hah, just used the URL to their css, didn't even have to copy it) only when a user is on the front page and using monobook. I rule you now. revert it tomorrow with the other stuff. --Splaka 08:25, 22 Nov 2005 (UTC)

I've only been struggeling with that for about a month grrrrr, Good Work!--The Right Honourable Maj Sir Elvis UmP KUN FIC MDA VFH Bur. CM and bars UGM F@H (Petition) 10:15, 22 Nov 2005 (UTC)
Yay cookies! Btw after it is reverted tomorrow, to clear the cache of MediaWiki:Monobook.js you can (instead of a hard reload on the front page or clearing of browser cache) go to (where Yourname is your username) and hit RELOAD a few times. --Splaka 10:43, 22 Nov 2005 (UTC)
It looks much better now without all the white spaces. Nicely done, cadet. --—rc (t) 15:11, 22 Nov 2005 (UTC)

fake weapons page

it looks like you removed my "machine gun that shoots chainsaws," but your comment indicated that you were just reverting vandalism.... I'm new to this whole uncyclopedia thing, so I'm wondering if this was a mistake, or if there was something wrong with my entry, or what... just curious. ZacharyS 03:21, 24 Nov 2005 (UTC)

It was removed with this edit, which was by EvilZak, not me (unless I'm missing something else). He might have removed it because there are already a lot of "gun that shoots [object]"-type weapons already, but best to ask him on his talk page. --—rc (t) 04:47, 24 Nov 2005 (UTC)


User:Bobo appears to be completely ignoring requests to conglomerate his Sercia articles and fix his methods of using images but, rather, is chugging right along making and editing more. --Sir gwax (talk) Signuke 10:46, 25 Nov 2005 (UTC)

Oops, I saw your note this morning and then promptly forgot about it. Looks like Codeine is on the job, though. --—rc (t) 04:06, 26 Nov 2005 (UTC)


Thanks for your recent contributions to the de-listification of Uncyclopedia. I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one whacking large sections of articles which consist of stupid-ass lists of useless shit that morons keep adding to, because they lack the ability to make useful contributions. Facist Dictators unite!!! Bone_F_clear.png Sir Famine, Gun Petition » 15:28, 26 Nov 2005 (UTC)

Kill 'em all. KILL THEM ALL --—rc (t) 17:50, 26 Nov 2005 (UTC)
Speaking of, rc, you got reverted in japan. --Splaka 22:45, 26 Nov 2005 (UTC)
(;_;) --—rc (t) 06:49, 27 Nov 2005 (UTC)

(Very Unofficial) Uncyclopedia Folding@Home Team

I decided to start an Uncyclopedia F@H Team, and at Codeine's suggestion I'm asking whether or not this might be worth adding to the Charity block on the front page. What think ye? Cheers. -- T. (talk) 16:53, 28 Nov 2005 (UTC)

I just joined. Very cool idea, and I think a link on the front page would be fine. --—rc (t) 18:17, 28 Nov 2005 (UTC)

I've been muckying about with Mediawiki stuff again :8), if you still have the orginal(s) of Image:UnNews Eye Logo.jpg in PS can you do a PNG with transparency for Uncyclopedia:UnNews (once uploaded I can change User:Elvis/UnNews.css if need be). --The Right Honourable Maj Sir Elvis UmP KUN FIC MDA VFH Bur. CM and bars UGM F@H (Petition) 17:15, 29 Nov 2005 (UTC)

I could have sworn I posted here after I'd uploaded the logo earlier today. I must be getting senile... (Splarka dealt with it, though, so no worries.) --—rc (t) 04:00, 30 Nov 2005 (UTC)
Should it appear also, on any "UnNews:" namespace? Or is it good enough just on that page? --Splaka 04:14, 30 Nov 2005 (UTC)
Can it easily be put on all UnNews: pages or will each page have to be specified? The latter is surely too bothersome. --—rc (t) 06:33, 30 Nov 2005 (UTC)
It can involve wildcards (and pretty much does by default the current way we've got it set up), so it'd be the former. --Splaka 06:38, 30 Nov 2005 (UTC)
Might as well go for it, then. (I'd be on IRC, but I'm seriously down on sleep...and I don't dare.) --—rc (t) 06:44, 30 Nov 2005 (UTC)


Hey RC, I'm kind of curious, how did Euroipods make featured article with so many votes against it on the VFH page? --Sir gwax (talk) Signuke 22:53, 2 Dec 2005 (UTC)

Looks like a total abuse of admin power. I'd ban him, but I totally support such abuses, being in power myself. Therefore, I stand firmly by RC's decision, looking forward to a time when I need to abuse my own power. Is there an upright, clenched fist image I can slap here? Something like &dictatorsunite; or something? Bone_F_clear.png Sir Famine, Gun Petition » 00:00, 3 Dec 2005 (UTC)

Thank you, Famine. I have posted a message on the subject here. I think it makes everything clearer. --—rc (t) 00:05, 3 Dec 2005 (UTC)


You deleted my latest page with the comment "deleted "Mn4": band vanity, please keep it to your Angelfire-esque site", and you did this only a few minutes after I had created it.

I will try to keep this comment polite, and simply ask if taking the piss out of my brother's band with a bunch of totally wrong information is any different from taking the piss out of any other random band on earth?

The acid test is "was it at all funny?". If you think not, then Uncyclopedia is obviously not the kind of site that I should even be attempting to share my own brand of (probably crap) humour. If, however, you think I was just after cheap advertising, then think again. I have never seen Mn4. I live on the opposite side of the world from them. I don't own or have anything to do with the Mn4 band site, and the things I said about them were not complimentary. I was mocking the style of the prose on the band site.

I plead guilty to being irreverent and disrespectful, but if I wanted to be respectful I would have gone to Wikipedia. It sounds like the people that control Uncyclopedia will allow you to make fun of anyone or anything, provided you are not suspected to be related to the person you are making fun of.

Rant over. It is just frustration. As a Wikicity sysop myself I have some fairly strong views about how heavily a wiki should be controlled, and after having had stuff deleted twice within a couple of days of joining Uncyclopedia I guess I've discovered that it is a bit too officiously controlled for my tastes. I'm not saying you don't need tight control. I'm just saying that I'll stop hassling you with my off-message stuff from now on. --Timonroad 09:51, 4 Dec 2005 (UTC)

The acid test that the page failed worst was "Is it notable? Will more than 10 people get the joke?" As we get a few hundred new pages a day, we have to check each one for notability if it is something we don't recognize as notable. For people, we get racecar drivers to sports heros to obscure actors all the time. The easiest way to see if someone or something is notable is to check if there is a wikipedia page about it (that isn't an exact copy of what we're looking at on uncyc, and isn't permanently deleted or on the deletion list, or brand new). Since Uncyc is a satrical view or parody of Wikipedia, this is a rather good guideline we go by. Google searches also reveal some information. Both Google and Wikipedia overwhelmingly seemed to think Mn4 was an asteroid or some sort of tax form. Now, there are provisons made, based on past decisions by Chron (the lazy and aloof founder) on vanity, and we've cobbled them together to make Uncyclopedia:Vanity Policies. People that come to make fun of themselves, or at least allow fun-making in a balanced and equal environment (like, a forum coming here, eg ZFGC) has been allowed if they keep the stuff to one page. But we've had to delete so much "Ha my schoolmate/sibling/teacher/friend is so ghey" that anything approaching that (most easily found through non-notability) is instahuffed. Now, if your page had been obvious band self promotion, we have ways of dealing with that, like this and this. But as it just seemed to be non-notable vanity, RC and I decided it was just deletable. Since I joined 3 months ago there have been 15,000 deletions, and only about 5,000 'kept' additions. So yes, most new stuff is deleted, and this may seem hostile, but it is the only way the uncyc can be kept to even a minimum standard of quality. Sorry. --Splaka 10:30, 4 Dec 2005 (UTC)
Basically what Splaka said. It sounds like the people that control Uncyclopedia will allow you to make fun of anyone or anything, provided you are not suspected to be related to the person you are making fun of. That is actually somewhat close. We don't usually allow pages that appeal to a very small number of people - there are a few exceptions on the Vanity Policies page, but in general, the subject of a page should be recognizable to many people. Yes, the deletion process is perhaps more subjective that Wikipedia; they can get rid of anything factually untrue, but we have to try to judge humor and the appeal of that humor.
I didn't think you were just trying to advertise the band (though when I see a band page, even if it's humorously deprecatory, it's usually safe to assume it was written by a band member), but it just doesn't jive with how we've decided to do things here. If you just want to keep the page somewhere without it being in the main space of Uncyclopedia, I'd be happy to restore the contents and move it to your userpage. --—rc (t) 17:59, 4 Dec 2005 (UTC)
OK RC - thanks for taking the time to explain. I've taken a deep breath and actually read the beginner's guide, including the "vanity policy". I broke the rule, and like any user of a new bit of gear, I should have read the manual first.
My only trouble now is, if none of that was "not notable" - if no more that 10 people were going to get those particular bits of sarcasm - then NOTHING that I write is likely to be notable in your frame of reference. I will opt for early retirement and save myself the embarrassment of further rejection slips. No hard feelings. I just wandered into the wrong bar.--Timonroad 00:57, 5 Dec 2005 (UTC)
Well, all right. Do come back if you change your mind, though. We could always use more non-jerk writers. --—rc (t) 01:19, 5 Dec 2005 (UTC)


Thanks. I noticed there are some with that prefix and some without. I was just trying to follow the directions on the main page of unnews. and actually the new orleans one is my second unnews article, I suppose I should change the other one too.--k3vin 23:10, 26 Dec 2005 (UTC)

It's beautiful, man

Like an early Christmas present, or something. Thank you very much, I shall treasure it always for a bit. -- Sir Codeine K·H·P·B·M·N·C·U·Bu. · (Harangue) 09:20, 9 Dec 2005 (UTC)

No problem. I promised I'd make you one, like, a long time ago, and I finally took three minutes yesterday and threw it together. --—rc (t) 00:50, 10 Dec 2005 (UTC)

User Names

After we got a 2nd commercial website name pop up on the UN:F@H team I decided to leave a talk message about it. It's a battle I'm prepared to lose, but at least I've said my piece on it. Anyway, it made me think: Have there been problems with people having .domain type usernames on Uncyclopedia itself? What's the ingorable policy on this if it were to happen (or if it already has)? Would it have been okay for me to have signed up as and make my ~2100 edits? -- T. (talk) 14:57, 9 Dec 2005 (UTC)

I haven't noticed any real problems with advertisement usernames, and I don't think we have any "policy" on it. If a person using a .com (or whatever) nickname made legitimate edits, I personally would probably let it go. --—rc (t) 00:47, 10 Dec 2005 (UTC)


I am from Germany --Maddie's life 02:20, 15 Dec 2005 (UTC)
THank You!--Maddie's life 02:29, 15 Dec 2005 (UTC)(Sorry I forget to enter account name.


Newcookie Todd Lyons has awarded you a cookie!
Now go play in traffic.

Awarded 12/16/05 ~ For your stellar contributions to Uncyclopedia:Folding@home.

Another band?

Gestalt_Switch (might be huffed by the time you see it, check the undelete) --Splaka 10:26, 20 Dec 2005 (UTC)

Plain Text Day

In the IRC channel it was decided that we should do a Plain Text Day reskinning (Splaka stuck it on January 24th). I have mocked up a reskin here. Approve? Dissaprove? Thought? There is also some question as to what the color scheme should be, so if you have any opinions on that it would be helpful. Thanks --Isra1337 02:37, 21 Dec 2005 (UTC)

Side note, what inspired this was Man uncyclopedia (formerly Man page). --Splaka 02:44, 21 Dec 2005 (UTC)
IRC'd. --—rc (t) 22:56, 26 Dec 2005 (UTC)

RE: Undictionary

Aha. Thanks, I thought something looked different on the Undictionary page, but I wasn't sure. --DrAwesome 18:44, 24 Dec 2005 (UTC)

Korean Main Page

Nice one. But uh, why on Christmas particularly? --Nerd42 03:59, 25 Dec 2005 (UTC)

The real question is, why not on every other day? Think about that. --—rc (t) 04:01, 25 Dec 2005 (UTC)
When was the last time your were really surprised on Christmas morning, Nerd? Tah-DAH! Enjoy. -- T. (talk) 11:17, 25 Dec 2005 (UTC)
LOL :) it wasn't christmas morning in my time zone. I logged on a little after 6PM christmas eve CST to see what you people would put together. LOL @ communism --Nerd42 15:14, 25 Dec 2005 (UTC)
Yeah, I changed it a bit early last night. --—rc (t) 03:03, 26 Dec 2005 (UTC)

The British Invasion

RC, just been "chatting" on IRC and came up with a "cool" idea.....namely giving Uncycopedia an English skin. But its got to be the American Tourist version of England.....union jacks, Dick Van Dyke, Cockney_Rhyming_Slang, pictures of the Queen......what do you think? -- Sir Mhaille Icons-flag-gb (talk to me)

IRC'd. --—rc (t) 22:56, 26 Dec 2005 (UTC)

about quotes lady burtlingtot

I'm sorry you think it's bad for the comunity. If you want I can take away all the quotes. I just thought it would be funny (uptight british lady in love with pirates). I also posted the quotes on the pages I liked most(not the most popular...or at least not only). I wasn't meaning to divert to my page(I would have made a good page if I wanted to do that). Please let me know if you think it would be best to clean everything up.Darcken 07:00, 27 Dec 2005 (UTC)

---Never mind. I re-read some of the quotes It WAS a stupid idea. I will retrace my steps and delete the quotes. Sorry.07:13, 27 Dec 2005 (UTC)

Well you didn't get them all :D But I went through my contributions list and deleted all of them.

I know how hard it is to make something funny and keep it safe from idiots. I didn't mean to spam you.

btw do you know anybody that knows romanian and could help me translate a funny page? ( ) Darcken 07:48, 27 Dec 2005 (UTC)

I don't know of any current Romanian users, no. You might check Talk:Romania - we had a veritable flood of Romanians over the summer and some of them might have stuck around. I know user:Squirrel was a helpful guy, but he hasn't edited in a few months. Romania still gets some edits, actually - if you add it to your watch list you might catch somebody who could help you out. --—rc (t) 07:54, 27 Dec 2005 (UTC)


This guy, User:JBob, has been removing VFH pages at random, could you look into it, please? Jack Cain 07:03, 27 Dec 2005 (UTC)

See here. --—rc (t) 07:46, 27 Dec 2005 (UTC)

Mediocre Britain

Was featured before people really had to vote for it. --Savethemooses 23:49, 27 Dec 2005 (UTC)

I was wondering about that. There were about ten articles that had the ArticleFH template but weren't listed in the VFH archives. Personally, I don't think the pre-VFH articles should be listed, partly because there wasn't so much of a process then, and also because, now that we lost the old Main Page diffs, there's no record of it there. --—rc (t) 23:53, 27 Dec 2005 (UTC)
I'll just nominate it in VFH. It's well known and should get a lot of votes.
Um, what good would the Main Page history be? Shouldn't {{featuredarticle}}'s history be what you need? --Carlb 00:13, 28 Dec 2005 (UTC)
Hey, you're right. I assumed the template came later. --—rc (t) 00:17, 28 Dec 2005 (UTC)
Heh heh. I featured one of my articles every other day back then. I was so young. --Savethemooses 22:15, 28 Dec 2005 (UTC)

What? What? What?

<rcmurphy> I hate you all.

What caused this instant outburst? What did we do that deserved that? What could I do to make you happier? Dawg.gif » Brig Sir Dawg | t | v | c » 18:18, 28 Dec 2005 (UTC)

IRC'd --—rc (t) 19:35, 30 Dec 2005 (UTC)


Just wondering, I was playing the Zork game, and noticed it was impossible to win (DUH) when I Looked at Category:Zork, I noticed hundreds of pages... how the hell do I get to them in Zork? I mean, everywhere except North and South lead to immediate death, and even in North and south it's impossible to go anywhere but the house, and the forest. So wtf? Were the links deleted? Or am I just missing something? MrMooCow 00:29, 29 Dec 2005 (UTC)

Are you using the correct dice? -- Sir Mhaille Icons-flag-gb (talk to me)
Haha, very funny. Anyway, what I mean is, since everywhere in the game leads to instant death, why are so many pages there in the category. MrMooCow 00:59, 29 Dec 2005 (UTC)
Honestly, I have no idea. I was involved with Zork up to the laboratory with the hermit. The game was quite playable and tight up to that point, but there have been hundreds of pages made since then and I don't know if it's possible to "win" now. I'm guessing, based on the fact that there have been so many editors, that the game is full of holes. And yeah, the death pages are excessive. --—rc (t) 02:52, 29 Dec 2005 (UTC)
But how do you get to the laboratory with the hermit? All I can find is a kitchen at the start, (north) a house (south) and a forest and a cave.... I think somebody broke whichever link gets you further in the game. MrMooCow 03:06, 29 Dec 2005 (UTC)
I'll check. --—rc (t) 03:09, 29 Dec 2005 (UTC)

Wow, the game is really poor now. Way too many options. Here's how to get to the lab (or at least one way)

> go north
> get knife
> remove knife
> leave house
> go left
> enter cave
> leave cave
> go right
> examine house
> enter house
> go south
> go south
> go left
> enter bathroom
> use knife
> go back
> talk to kid
> enter foyer
> climb stairs
> examine junk
> nudge junk with toe
> descend stairs
> use gold key on big door

From there, you're pretty much on your own. --—rc (t) 03:30, 29 Dec 2005 (UTC)

Cool, I'm up to storage now. You helped a lot :P MrMooCow 04:44, 29 Dec 2005 (UTC)

Awards December 2005

RC, have left some text hidden within the Monthly Awards Template for the NOTM Award won by Why3. SaveTheMooses won the WOTM, but I'm sure you'll be able to compose something for him (I like the intro on the WOTM page that Codeine did for him). Happy Nude Year!!! -- Sir Mhaille Icons-flag-gb (talk to me)

Righto, the awards are finished. Unless I forgot something, which is pretty likely. --—rc (t) 07:33, 1 Jan 2006 (UTC)

Vandalism outbreak

I notice that Template:fundraiser (a prime target for anonymous proxy guy) isn't protected. Perhaps it could use a good locking? - Nonymous 03:02, 3 Jan 2006 (UTC)

He's running through our most popular pages, so the template probably isn't a target. --—rc (t) 03:46, 3 Jan 2006 (UTC)

Featured Potato Skin Puzzle Piece

I've made a perhaps more adequate image for your uber-idea featured on your userpage. I won't upload it using the same name, as I believe in freedom of choice. Here's the image: Potato initialsb. Enjoy! --⇔ Sir Mon€¥$ignSTFU F@H|CM|+S 07:14, 31 Dec 2005 (UTC)

You are a prince among men, sir. I will change the image forthright. --—rc (t) 07:54, 31 Dec 2005 (UTC)

D00d! U rox!

Yay dandruff! --—rc (t) 03:47, 3 Jan 2006 (UTC)

rcmurphy	Paul: I have a passable transparency of the original logo.
Awesome. Could you send it to me (paulgb at gmail), or upload it sometime late tonight or early tomorrow? Paulgb 20:38, 4 Jan 2006 (UTC)
Yeah, I'll upload it tonight (or send it if I won't be around). --—rc (t) 20:48, 4 Jan 2006 (UTC)


I wanted to congratulate you for the stellar rating you received from Nintendorulez. I think an award is in order, but what do you give to the man who has (almost) everything? I hope the thought counts for something.  :) -- T. (talk) 23:55, 4 Jan 2006 (UTC)

Thank you, Sir Todd. I'd say he's mostly spot-on with his rating; the only thing I must contest is my "7" in Crankiness. I admit I can get a bit peevish sometimes, but if 1 is Mr. Rogers and 7 is CRUSHERBOT, I don't think I can possibly rank higher than a 6. --—rc (t) 00:15, 5 Jan 2006 (UTC)

Featured articles waiting list?

Looking at VFH I see a lot of articles that meet the voting criteria to be featured but are just sitting there. Why not add a section in between nominated and featured like a "waiting list," where articles that are clearly on their way to featuredom (such as Gerrymandering) get an area that acknowledges that they will eventually become featured and there is no need to vote for them anymore (maybe even include the date on which they will be featured)? I suspect such a section would free up a TON of space for the articles with only several votes, but which are caught in the chaos. - Nonymous 15:33, 8 Jan 2006 (UTC)

Well, there aren't any set voting criteria for featuring articles. Whichever has the most votes when it comes time to change articles gets the nod (well, there are some exceptions to that, but in general...). Fortunes on VFH can change at the drop of a IRC comment hat, so planning ahead like that might not be a great idea. I have thought about it though, and at one point I instituted a similar quasi-policy for VFP, though that was mainly to keep me straight and didn't exclude upcoming images from receiving more votes. --—rc (t) 00:34, 9 Jan 2006 (UTC)


Looks like you discarded cockring while I had an edit window open; my edit discarded about half the original text and added new nonsense. Oops. --Carlb 03:50, 9 Jan 2006 (UTC)

There's that fabled Uncyc admin synchronicity you hear so much about. --—rc (t) 03:53, 9 Jan 2006 (UTC)
As with most comedy......its all about timing. :) -- Sir Mhaille Icons-flag-gb (talk to me)

You win!

<rcmurphy> How do you PM someone not in this room?
<rcmurphy> /msg name?	
<rcmurphy> Thank you.

Congratulations! --KATIE!! 02:26, 12 Jan 2006 (UTC)

Did you know that this award was originally created for rc, too? Dawg.gif » Brig Sir Dawg | t | v | c » 17:51, 14 Jan 2006 (UTC)
He told me about that... haha.. --KATIE!! 17:53, 14 Jan 2006 (UTC)

Trying to understand...

OK, I'm going straight to the source because I'm trying to get handle on why the two images that I self nominated were revoed by you so quickly from the VFP page. Do you not like me, my work, or is my whole book of work so terrible that I shouldn't even try anymore. Seriously, I want to be a good contributing member of the community, what does it take and what do I need to do in your estimation to get there? Prettiestpretty 15:01, 12 Jan 2006 (UTC)

It's nothing personal at all. Nominations are removed based on the votes they get. Generally, a -3 is enough to remove. Once there are a significant number of votes though, a 0 is enough. Your images weren't bad. They were simply a touch esoteric. Also, featured images should be funny instantly, without much thought. Your Gang of Four isn't, because it takes consideration and is a touch hard to see. Babe Vigoda is a fine image and great if it's understood, but not everybody knows who Abe Vigoda is. So that's why they failed. Don't take it personally; you're a great artist! Keep trying and I'm sure you'll get an image featured. Unless you're Kakun... =] --KATIE!! 15:08, 12 Jan 2006 (UTC)
Esoteric as in too deep? Katie, thank you sweetie for the encouragement, Hugs, Prettiestpretty 16:09, 12 Jan 2006 (UTC)
As Keitei said, -3 is usually the point at which images are removed. It's certainly not personal, it's just that at that point it would be very difficult for an image to gain enough support to be featured. For example, I think your Gang of Four image was at -5 votes (one For and six Againsts). It would probably have taken more than fifteen straight votes For to make it a competitor for highlighting (that's just an estimate based on recently featured images) and based on the initial voting, that wasn't likely. Babe Vigoda had been on VFP for about four days and had a total of -1 vote, but thirteen people had already cast their votes, and we don't have that many voters in total, so again it's unlikely that the picture would have gained enough support to be featured. I didn't remove the nominations because I voted against them, I removed them because enough people had voted against them that they probably wouldn't have made it to the front page. I try to be objective in removing nominations. If you think the removals were unfair in comparison to other removals, please let me know why.
As for your body of work, I'm honestly not familiar with what you've done outside of the images you've nominated. I guess the best thing to do is look at the previously featured images and articles and see what they did. Also remember that only a small fraction of the images and articles made for this site get featured - we have close to 19,000 articles and only a hundred-odd of them have been highlighted. (Of course, the vast majority of those 19,000 articles are garbage, so your chances aren't actually that bad. ;) ) --—rc (t) 17:36, 12 Jan 2006 (UTC)
As I said to User:Keitei, thanks for taking the time to answer. And believe it or not, it did seem as you had something against my work - but that was just me projecting onto - not fair in the least. But thats my problem, you didn't give it to me. Once again, thanks for providing that insight. That you took the time to say something means a lot, and say even more about you personally - hugs, Prettiestpretty 21:42, 12 Jan 2006 (UTC)
No problem, I'm glad you asked me about it. I appreciate rational discussion, even on Uncyc. Well, sometimes. --—rc (t) 04:38, 13 Jan 2006 (UTC)
Well then can I ask in all sincerity is there a wiz bang medal that I get for trying hard and being sincere? I read some of these other users pages and there all decked out like Anna Nicole Smith showing off all her medals for being Anna Nichole Smith. Oh, shit, I made my needs known - thats why I always get in trouble because society tells us that women are not suppossed to not make to make their needs known unless we're on Montel or Sally Jesse Rottensmell. Hugs, Prettiestpretty 20:50, 13 Jan 2006 (UTC)
The truth is, there is rampant illicit award-giving here. Unless an award is on an admin's my userpage, don't trust that it is legit! As a matter of fact, I probably don't even know half of the awards people have created over the months, though I remember the goatse ninjastar. --—rc (t) 00:55, 14 Jan 2006 (UTC)

Me Again

Can you take a look at this image and tell me if I'm on the right path? Image:Deviledeggneg.jpg Prettiestpretty 19:14, 14 Jan 2006 (UTC)

You must remember that I'm the one who featured Euroipods on the front page. Are you sure you want to trust me with a qualitative judgment? (Just kidding, I like it. And sorry it took me so long to respond.) --—rc (t) 03:37, 16 Jan 2006 (UTC)
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