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World Cup Reskin

Okay, I'm sure you know what's gonna happen on Sunday right? For over an hour and a half the world will stop turing, and while every self respecting person is watching TV, we will want to celebrate (or at least I will). So how about we do a reskin, as that is the only way I can think of to commemerate the first World Cup Uncyclopedia has ever seen. Now, I've heard a couple people saying how we've had to many reskins of late (so far to in July). I would like to clear it with you before I start to make one. Also, people havn't really seemed too pleased with my reskins (or maybe its all part of them disliking me in general), but maybe you might want someone else to make the reskin. Anyway, I'm happy to help with a logo or something, just let me know if you want anything to happen Don Murphy. Oh, and this picture would make a good "moc feature" for that day either way: Image:Portugal_training.jpg. --Brigadier General Sir Zombiebaron 17:53, 7 July 2006 (UTC)

Well, I sort of agree that we should space out the reskins. Granted, I am American and don't see the appeal of the World Cup in the first place, but we have already had two in less than two weeks. I think the most we should do is a logo switch for the day. I'm sure you or someone else could come up with a good footy parody - perhaps a deflated puzzle football or something. —rc (t) 18:46, 7 July 2006 (UTC)
I'll make a soccerball logo, if I have time. You should probably ask someone else to. --Brigadier General Sir Zombiebaron 21:14, 7 July 2006 (UTC)

Re:Stalinbear

Stalinbear has a mind of its own... I cannot control it... -- Tinymooose.gif » Sir Savethemooses Grand Commanding Officer ... holla atcha boy» 20:01, 8 July 2006 (UTC)

IMPORTANT MEMO:

Memo as follows: Grues are still funny. Sorry if you didn't receive this memo when it was previously sent out. Sliferjam - #1UN - You got something to say? - JAM! - I'm special. 17:16, 11 July 2006 (UTC)

Secondary memo follows: Do not shread previous memo. ~ Ghelæ talkcontribs 17:19, 11 July 2006 (UTC)

Luckily there's no mention of not shredding the second memo. So I'll do that one first, then there's nothing left to warn me about the first memo... —rc (t) 17:22, 11 July 2006 (UTC)

Tertary memo follows: Do not shread previous memo, or this one for that matter. ~ Ghelæ talkcontribs 17:23, 11 July 2006 (UTC)

Well, if you say so. —rc (t) 17:24, 11 July 2006 (UTC)

Quartenary memo follows: Do not rip any memos that you recieve. However, you MUST read them all thouroughly, even if any memos deny this fact. ~ Ghelæ talkcontribs 17:34, 11 July 2006 (UTC)

Lucky I'm illiterate then. —rc (t) 17:41, 11 July 2006 (UTC)
Don't seem to be. You can write well enough. And read. ~ Ghelæ talkcontribs 17:43, 11 July 2006 (UTC)
I'm faking. —rc (t) 18:56, 11 July 2006 (UTC)

That's like saying that wine tastes bad because it's old. Grues are awesome, and should be treated as such. Bah.--Joe!TALK|CONTRIBS|F@H 00:53, 12 July 2006 (UTC)

No, it's like saying Matrix parodies aren't funny because they've been overdone to death in the last seven years. —rc (t) 01:16, 12 July 2006 (UTC)
Says who, Murpheus? Strong Rad 01:18, 12 July 2006 (UTC)
Gr. Why do you think I appended the name in my sig, man? Why? —rc (t) 01:22, 12 July 2006 (UTC)

RC is hot

Caternest Acid likes you. Be thrilled.
Now go make him a sandwich.

Aw, that's sweet. —rc (t) 01:12, 12 July 2006 (UTC)

Near huffed without a passport

Rcmurphy. I almost caught you without your passport. not good. you could have been huffed. well, here it is.

Mexicandeport Uncyclopedian Passport
This is a valid Uncyclopedian Passport granting the holder "Patrick O'Flaherty" Passage to any country, Excepting Canada, The United States, England, Or any other country anyone would actually want to live.

This is Forest fire week, the admins can huff without warning unless you've got a passport. dont forget it man! ONX 03:23, 12 July 2006 (UTC)

Too late!
20:39, 8 July 2006 Spang huffed "User:Rcmurphy" (Burn in hell)
rc (t) 04:11, 12 July 2006 (UTC)

Mcgrue

  • Against Guess why... —rc (t) 19:44, 12 July 2006 (UTC)
    • I dunno. Is it because of the yoda incident in which I managed to tangle myself up? Is it too soon for more Grues? Is it bigger than a breadbox? Modusoperandi 20:22, 12 July 2006 (UTC)
      • Just because I'm sick of grues and have been for months and months. It would take a fantastic grue image indeed for me to vote For. Oh, and I didn't even notice it was yours, so it's certainly nothing personal. —rc (t) 20:25, 12 July 2006 (UTC)
        • No biggie, that explains it then. I hadn't noticed the proliferation of Grues (I've only seen one article and one pic) on Uncyc and, to be honest, had to google it to find out what it actually was (Zork? What the heck is Zork?). Text based adventures were never my thing - even the original Leisure Suit Larrys text parser made me want to not play anymore. Modusoperandi 20:32, 12 July 2006 (UTC)
          • Well, one of the very first things I contributed to on Uncyc, way back in March 2005, was building up the Zork article/game. Now there are like three different complete Zork games here, countless "eaten by a grue" references and images...so I've had well over a year to get tired of it all. —rc (t) 21:22, 12 July 2006 (UTC)

OMG, PANIC!!!

You're not gone yet, are you??? When's the next featured article due??? What about the picture??? Who do I ask to desysop Tompkins??? How often do I feed the dog????? TELL ME!! WAAAH!!! --⇔ Sir Mon€¥$ignSTFU F@H|CM|+S 21:01, 20 July 2006 (UTC)

Its GOATSEs all round boys...... -- Sir Mhaille Icons-flag-gb (talk to me)

Thanks!

Thanks for the VFH feature. Do I get one of those nifty VFH templates now?--Procopius 01:29, 18 August 2006 (UTC)

Never mind -- MoneySign took care of me. Again, thanks!--Procopius 01:36, 18 August 2006 (UTC)
Haven't I always? ;) But yeah, Rc needs to get back into the game... So you'll forgive him for missing one of the steps in featuring an article, I'm sure... --⇔ Sir Mon€¥$ignSTFU F@H|CM|+S 01:38, 18 August 2006 (UTC)
Don't listen to MoneySign! That is in fact not one of the standard steps. Because of the sometimes-collaborative nature of Uncyclopedia, I don't usually hand out {{FH}}s for articles. Since there are often more than one major contributor, this provides a dilemma for me: should I try, without really knowing the history of the page, to seek out the major-est contributor and give him the award? Should I check every edit in the history to determine who deserves it most? (No!) Or should I just give it to any and every significant contributor, thereby weakening the prestige of the award? In the end, the easiest thing to do is to just let the writer(s) determine for themselves. So if you think you are the primary writer of a featured article, you are welcome to claim it for yourself. (VFP is different since there is almost always only one artist for a featured image.) —rc (t) 02:08, 18 August 2006 (UTC)
The nomination and vote for Battle of Gettysburg:
          N+F Procopius is a funny guy. -- §. | WotM | PLS | T | C | A21:39, 7 August 2006 (UTC)
Seemed obvious enough to me... And besides, claiming an award yourself makes it weaker too... Kind of like self-nomming, only without the timestamp... ^_^ --⇔ Sir Mon€¥$ignSTFU F@H|CM|+S 06:28, 18 August 2006 (UTC)
Yeah, I'm going to trust someone named "§ǚρωξλ£μĦΦφ≈€ƏξßÐÆØΞ." —rc (t) 16:00, 18 August 2006 (UTC)

Spam


You're doing a great job at banning multiple people for infinity.--User:Tom mayfair/Sig 20:44, 18 August 2006 (UTC)

Yes! The Dandruff Star! Thanks buddy. (Though MoneySign was the one who finished him off because I didn't know how rangeblocking works...) —rc (t) 20:46, 18 August 2006 (UTC)

Gorillaz page

I'm coming to you with this because you were the first person to huff the Gorillaz page. At one point that page had plenty of discernable value. I remember editing it some time around (and probably before) the huff, and there was plenty there. I guess it was blanked and drastically changed since then, but the page as I first saw it was really good. The mirror link on the edit page doesn't bring me back that far. Is there any way to rescue it? Thanks. -Unknownwarrior33 04:19, 19 August 2006 (UTC)

It looks like the version you edited was deleted during Forest Fire Week, our semiregular spring cleaning. I've restored it for now, but I can't guarantee its perpetual survival. —rc (t) 05:25, 19 August 2006 (UTC)

Main page vandalism

Hey RC, You about? did you notice someone replaced the featured article with the words "Go eat shit, fuckers"? -- Sir Armando Perentie Icons-flag-au KUN FP 06:05, 19 August 2006 (UTC)

Click the "(continued...)" link. You might be surprised... —rc (t) 06:24, 19 August 2006 (UTC)
Hey, Modusoperandi just explained to me that "go eat shit fuckers" was part of the joke. Even though I had clicked through and saw the full story, I still thought someone had vandalised the front but not the main piece. Anyway, stiff shit, as they say in the fossil scat business. -- Sir Armando Perentie Icons-flag-au KUN FP 06:27, 19 August 2006 (UTC)
I'm guessing that yours will probably be the majority reaction for the next two days. But oh well. —rc (t) 06:28, 19 August 2006 (UTC)
I'm just exposing my own ignorance. If I'd have been in the habit of cannibalising or fellating coprophiliacs I might have understood. I've lived such a sheltered life. -- Sir Armando Perentie Icons-flag-au KUN FP 06:38, 19 August 2006 (UTC)
Interesting how Armando placed a comma where there isn't one... Hmmmm... Anyways, RC, I was thinking of maybe replacing "Today's featured article" with "Today's Fisher Price" or perhaps just "Fisher Price". Because clicking on the continued, people not in the know, as you put it, would be instantaniously confused when they see the title. Of course they could remedy this by reading the actual article... But you know... First impressions and all that... --⇔ Sir Mon€¥$ignSTFU F@H|CM|+S 14:09, 19 August 2006 (UTC)
I thought you were going to feature the retrospective! Don't feature the piece, you're supposed to feature the encyclopedia article on the piece of literature. What happened to being an online encyclopedia? Dawg.gif » Brig Sir Dawg | t | v | c » 20:06, 19 August 2006 (UTC)
First: I thought about that after seeing your mockup thing on the VFH talk page, but it didn't seem like it would make much more sense than not having the title. Perhaps something like "Today's featured literature: Fisher Price" would work.
Second, the retrospective is the "real" featured article, but it seemed more logical to show the original article first before delving into the analysis - and that's generally how people voted for it on VFH talk. There's really no elegant solution to the situation - feature the original piece and it looks like vandalism, or feature the retrospective and have it not make any sense on the front page. —rc (t) 02:13, 20 August 2006 (UTC)
But it would make sense. It's like featuring any article about a work of literature, you feature the article, not the literature. Dawg.gif » Brig Sir Dawg | t | v | c » 09:18, 20 August 2006 (UTC)
Right, but many people would be familiar with any "normal" work of literature an encyclopedia might feature, whereas (for whatever reason) Fisher Price hasn't hit the public consciousness yet. —rc (t) 16:47, 20 August 2006 (UTC)
What about the Voynich Manuscript? I'd never heard of it until the article. Probably because I'm one of those unrefined, possibly unwashed, members of the ignorant multitudes, but nevertheless, I had no clue what he was talking about at first. It's the same as Fisher Price. Dawg.gif » Brig Sir Dawg | t | v | c » 18:03, 20 August 2006 (UTC)
Ah, but I daresay the actual content of Fisher Price plays a bigger role in its analysis than the Voynich Manuscript does in its article, considering that the former is a twelve-page treatise on...four words. —rc (t) 20:51, 20 August 2006 (UTC)

Congratulations

on your PLS win. Was a close competition in a few of the categories which I think illustrates how good the competition is, so to win your category was no mean feat. Congratulations again. -- Sir Mhaille Icons-flag-gb (talk to me)

Thank you, kind sir Mhaille. And congrats on another successful competition! —rc (t) 05:40, 21 August 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for making my unpaid job as a judge on the rewrites much much easier than it otherwise would have been. You achieved this by turning in a piece that was poised, suggestive, subtle and yet somehow violant. It was a very nice, controlled slab of writing which had me guffawing in admiration and carefully noting down all the ideas in my "steal this" book. My only reservation was that you singled out Paul as your target. I consider Paul to be the least degenerate of all the Beatles, and certainly the happiest. While all the Beatles were bouncy, Paul was probably the most bouncy. I only hope that he can take your barbed comments without finding it necessary to crawl into his little room under the stairs and cry helplessly into a bucket. --Sir Hardwick Fundlebuggy (Bleat) 09:51, 21 August 2006 (UTC)

Why, thank you very much, Mr. Findlebiggy. I wouldn't worry too much about Paul - he knows I love him so. (Despite that holiday song "Siiiiimply haaaaving a wonderful Christmastime" x60. That one's a dud.) —rc (t) 16:54, 21 August 2006 (UTC)
Great job Paul!
Che

Csm.grfD

01:14, 26 August 2006 (UTC)

More congratulations... and a query

First up, mucho congratulations on winning the best rewrite category in PLS. That Paul is Dead Hoax article was crying out for a good rewrite for ages.

Anyway, the real reason I am meeting your acquaintence today is to ask if it would be possible to perhaps implement an UnTV main page reskin fairly soon? The idea seems popular amingst people at VFH. I've pretty much got everything sorted for it, including the reskin and the css code, just need to know which article might be featured so I can work it into the piece. It would be brilliant if that article was one of mine (HowTo: Be a Tramp), which is currently doing quite well at VFH and could featured within the next week. I'm not really that bothered about that, though. Just saying it would be good. Anyhow, thanks and hope to hear your comments on this. -- Hindleyite 12:29, 21 August 2006 (UTC)

I'd just like to add my support to this, we've not had a reskin for a while, and a few of the last ones we had seemed a little vague. -- Sir Mhaille Icons-flag-gb (talk to me)
I was just thinking that we haven't had a reskin in some time, actually. UnTV is fine with me - if you'd like to hold off until HowTo:BAT is featured, that's fine. Otherwise the next feature, for Tuesday night, looks like it'll be Paradise Lost (or possibly Hermaphrodite, which is getting fast'n'hard support at VFH). —rc (t) 17:03, 21 August 2006 (UTC)

OK. To be honest, I'm not that bothered about it being HT:BAT featured on the reskin and would be happy for it to go ahead tonight with whatever is featured. Because My First Necronomicon and Paradise Lost are so close together in terms of votes, I have mocked up a version for each, just in case:

If by some fluke Hermaphrodite or something else catches up and overtakes these two (which I doubt will happen), as you mention, the reskin can be held off for a few days. Hope that's everything. -- Hindleyite 19:11, 22 August 2006 (UTC)

All right then. I think that's all I need. —rc (t) 22:17, 22 August 2006 (UTC)

IRC

I rarely use IRC, and when I just tried to login, it said I was banned from the channel...I did absolutely nothing wrong, and I don't know where to look to see the reasons. Could you look into this briefly and let me know why/help me out? Not a critical issue or anything, just curious. Thanks, -- Sir C Icons-flag-us Holla | CUN 22:00, 22 August 2006 (UTC)

I asked someone about it (because I don't know any IRC stuff) and he said he didn't see a ban for your Uncyc username. So I need your IRC name (I've forgotten it, sorry) and your IP. And numbers for at least two major credit cards. —rc (t) 22:16, 22 August 2006 (UTC)
Hmmm I use the names Sir_Cornbread and SirCornbread, but I havent registered them... My IP is 66.198.196.76. And its a Visa, 865-133-0922 Expires 09-08. Maybe theres a rangeblock or something..? -- Sir C Icons-flag-us Holla | CUN 22:22, 22 August 2006 (UTC)
<chronarion> is he using irc or the webirc?
<chronarion> ask him to try using a irc client? it looks ok to me..
rc (t) 22:25, 22 August 2006 (UTC)
Thanks Rc, problem is solved. -- Sir C Icons-flag-us Holla | CUN 22:33, 22 August 2006 (UTC)
No problem, but all I really did was relay stuff to Chron. :D —rc (t) 22:34, 22 August 2006 (UTC)

Famine's talk page

Another IP just vandalized it with the same crap. Do what you do best... -- Sir C Icons-flag-us Holla | CUN 04:38, 24 August 2006 (UTC)

AGAIN! I think we need a rangeblock. -- Sir C Icons-flag-us Holla | CUN 04:48, 24 August 2006 (UTC)
I don't think a rangeblock would be advisable - he's using very different IPs each time (212.92.7.1 and 210.212.254.2 were the last two). I don't know if he's using proxies or what - if he keeps it up I'll ask someone who might actually know. —rc (t) 04:53, 24 August 2006 (UTC)
He is. Again. This is getting out of hand. -- Sir C Icons-flag-us Holla | CUN 04:54, 24 August 2006 (UTC)
We could find him a hobby, maybe? Crocheting? He could knit Famine a sweater.--Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 04:58, 24 August 2006 (UTC)
Thanks for fixing this. -- Sir C Icons-flag-us Holla | CUN 05:02, 24 August 2006 (UTC)
Heh heh. If I do something technical, chances are always good that I got instructions from someone else (Splarka in this case). Thanks for the help, both of yas. —rc (t) 05:04, 24 August 2006 (UTC)
Always glad to help. -- Sir C Icons-flag-us Holla | CUN 05:08, 24 August 2006 (UTC)
Newcookie Sir Cornbread has awarded you a cookie!
Now go play in traffic.

Poo Lit Surprise Prize!!11!

Wanna prize? For an economic cost of just $50 and an address sent to Wikia community support ...., you will recieve your prize of $25 and a cookie!! sannse@Wikia (talk) 13:36, 24 August 2006 (UTC) (p.s. I lied about the cookie)

Done and done! —rc (t) 16:01, 24 August 2006 (UTC)

Can.....

you come and have a quick chat in IRC Land.... -- Sir Mhaille Icons-flag-gb (talk to me)

Veni, vidi, I ran away. —rc (t) 23:59, 26 August 2006 (UTC)
I suppose we just need to decide on a launch date..... -- Sir Mhaille Icons-flag-gb (talk to me)
How about next mon- doh! —rc (t) 20:14, 27 August 2006 (UTC)
Yeessss......any Admins annoyed at not been consulted should pay a visit to Mr Spang. -- Sir Mhaille Icons-flag-gb (talk to me)
Hey, show him some love (bottom). He was just doing what he felt was best! Bone_F_clear.png Sir Famine, Gun Petition » 21:17, 27 August 2006 (UTC)

Cheap, Insincere Ninjastar


Cat Stevens is a good reason for anything. Let's celebrate! Why? Boom - Cat Stevens. —rc (t) 21:57, 1 September 2006 (UTC)

Question regarding Rewriting

I know that it's probably somewhere in the help section but I can't find it. How does a user go about rewriting an entire article because the original sucks without getting a ban or get in trouble with you administrator types? I'm still working on it because it still lacks humour. Please, don't hit me.--SpacerSpacerPremierTomMayfairChe RedPhone Unsoc Hammer and sickle 06:49, 3 September 2006 (UTC)

You should never be banned for attempting a good-faith rewrite on an article. Just make sure you note in your edit summary that you're rewriting it entirely and you ought to be safe. —rc (t) 16:38, 3 September 2006 (UTC)

arch

woop! not quite shure how that happend acualy, I am a codeing neanderthal, thanks--Image8Private First Class Nappoleon V Talk Decorations 04:32, 5 September 2006 (UTC)

Any time. —rc (t) 21:46, 5 September 2006 (UTC)

Arr! ;)

I'm sorry moÀ had to 'redit yo bischz-arse-holio's profile-page, but'ah, it was too temptin' ;) A'neway's, 're content's same, more or less, atleast.--OleMurder Ruleson 14:28, 5 September 2006 (UTC)

Oh. Thank you. —rc (t) 21:36, 5 September 2006 (UTC)

Sophia

She's got her hand trapped in an expensive silk scarf and yet not one of the world's governments is prepared to help her. Either that, or she's rummaging for a cheese sandwich. I can't decide which. I'll not sleep now 'till Tuesday but my dreams shall be happy ones. --Sir Hardwick Fundlebuggy (Bleat) 17:09, 7 September 2006 (UTC)

Does it really matter what she's doing, as long as she looks good doing it? That's my philosophy. —rc (t) 01:03, 8 September 2006 (UTC)

Darth Hitler copy

Wow that was quick i just asked at another admin page, thanks --Darkfred 04:33, 9 September 2006 (UTC)

No problem. —rc (t) 04:36, 9 September 2006 (UTC).

Tommayfair

While you're repairing his graffiti spree, don't forget the Foolitzer, and give him a shot to the nuts from those of us that try to earn things, rather that fake earn them. He's gunning for UGotM, methinks. I'm not going to nom him (even though he nom'd me for both UGotM and UotY, which is still freaking me out.)--Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 06:13, 11 September 2006 (UTC)

I think he'd just get a kick out of being nommed. Maybe that's even what he's aiming for. —rc (t) 06:14, 11 September 2006 (UTC)
But he'd get it. I'll have no part in supporting his masochistic chicanery.--Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 06:17, 11 September 2006 (UTC)
I gave him a warning. He's certainly irritating. —rc (t) 06:19, 11 September 2006 (UTC)
Just tell me to calm down and I will. Explain the situations and how it affects people and I'll stop. Sorry to have caused so much trouble. I like having fun & I'm sorry if it upset people. I talked to MoneySign & Codeine on the IRC and I told them I would quit as I didn't know how much it hurt peoples feelings. Atleast they could bring it to my attention. I'll just stick to my job of redlinks, dead ends, & redirects.--SpacerSpacerPremierTomMayfairChe RedPhone Unsoc Hammer and sickle 13:22, 12 September 2006 (UTC)
The reason people are being so serious about this awards business is that since the introduction of the Order of Uncyclopedia, what was once a silly, fun thing has gradually turned into something actually useful and meaningful. In my view, the Order is a great reference for finding help and advice from established users - the users in the top two ranks are a good bet for finding someone who will help you with Mediawiki or writing or whatever. Of course there's still a silliness to the awards as well, and that's why we have so danged many of them. Also, remember that it can take a lot of genuine work to win some of the top awards, so it's understandable that people who have gotten them legitimately might be annoyed to see them adorning other people's pages.
Now, let's put the whole ordeal behind us, yes? —rc (t) 16:39, 12 September 2006 (UTC)
Yes sir. I'm sorry for all the havoc. No hard feelings?--SpacerSpacerPremierTomMayfairChe RedPhone Unsoc Hammer and sickle 16:56, 12 September 2006 (UTC)
I enjoy a hard feel now and again. -- Sir Mhaille Icons-flag-gb (talk to me)
Yep, no worries. Hard feels all around. —rc (t) 22:40, 12 September 2006 (UTC)

THANKS

For the UOTM nom, I'm really flattered. Here you go! -- Sir C Icons-flag-us Holla | CUN 04:58, 12 September 2006 (UTC)

Cbread Plate of cornbread!!!
Sir Cornbread has done awarded you a whole plate of cornbread fo shizzle! You should feel really special. Now, go get some pork chops and fried chicken, and have yo' self a nice home cooked meal. --Sir Cornbread
Mmm, I'm always up for some cornbread. With gobs of butter. —rc (t) 05:09, 12 September 2006 (UTC)
I think it's time I stole some cornbread. CORNBREAD, TWELVE O'CLOCK, ENGAGE! *chomp* --Sign2SarinZero (blabber )Sign2 22:44, 12 September 2006 (UTC)
Stay outta my cornbread, boy. You can have the grits. —rc (t) 23:07, 12 September 2006 (UTC)
What about some pork chops and collard greens like my momma used to make? -- Sir C Icons-flag-us Holla | CUN 01:48, 13 September 2006 (UTC)
HATE HATE HAT collard greens. Ugh. How can anyone eat them? —rc (t) 05:14, 13 September 2006 (UTC)
Some People eat them a lot... -- Sir C Icons-flag-us Holla | CUN 05:16, 13 September 2006 (UTC)

Diogenes

Love the new pic. Incidentally, do I get a box for that (and How To Write A Cover Letter)?--Procopius 11:10, 15 September 2006 (UTC)

If you feel that you're the main author of the articles (and judging from the fact that one is an UnNews story and the other is a PLS entry, I assume you are), you can use the {{FH}} template. I don't usually hand out those awards myself because often it's hard for someone who had no part in actually writing the article to determine who is the primary author. And thanks - I saw the image of Diogenes you put in the article and I thought that his posture was perfect for driving a car. —rc (t) 16:07, 15 September 2006 (UTC)
Will do, and thanks. That was a great idea. It's something I'd like to do, except that 1) I have very little Photoshopping ability, and 2) I have the GIMP at home. It's OK, and free, but hard to play by ear.--Procopius 16:13, 15 September 2006 (UTC)
Never used the Gimp myself. It took me long enough to become semi-competent with Photoshop... —rc (t) 20:56, 15 September 2006 (UTC)

Hardwick Fundlebuggy's Prison Journal

I don't think it's technically vanity, RC. It's not about a particular individual, group, or organization - it's about the experience of being banned. It only mentions me because I was the one banned and because I reckon I have an amusing name which makes for a good title. The little insert on the second line is the only reference to "HF" and it's an ironic take on exactly those kind of self-referential inserts about subjects of articles.

OK, so this experience of being banned is localised to Wikia sites, so you might fairly accuse the subject of being too limited or in-joke. To mitigate against that I use the genre of 'prison/existential' literature to try and universalise the piece as much as I can.

What you could justifiably say, if you really want to vote against, is that the piece is based on a real event that involves other people and may well upset those people even though I am careful not to mention anyone or any real circumstance, except for Sannse and I cleared that with her first. Or you could say that although technically it isn't vanity/in-joke etc... it certainly could be perceived as those things and therefore should not be on the front page.

(Deep breath) But.... unfortunately, while being aware of all this, I think it's the funniest thing I've done on this site and I would love to see it on the front page for that reason alone, because I reckon funny trumps everything and rules should be bent in it's honor. Of course, you can still vote against on the grounds of it not being funny - I am always open to delusion. --Sir Hardwick Fundlebuggy (Bleat) 05:25, 4 October 2006 (UTC)

Having read through your discourse, I still maintain that the page is vanity and that, while it's amusing, it's just not funny enough to me to overcome my distaste for vanity on the front page. If it really split my sides, I would vote for it even if I thought it was vanity. That is just my opinion - I'm not going to try to block it from being featured if it gets enough votes (which it almost surely will). I also, for the record, disagree that it's your best work. I think Bouncy Castle and Ernest Hemingway's Cookery Corner are both easily better, and you've written many articles I haven't even read. —rc (t) 05:46, 4 October 2006 (UTC)
To ease your pain, Rc, feel free to move on to the next one tomorrow if you want. Getting it featured is enough for me. Having it stay featured - well, it would only be worth it if some literary agent spotted it and dropped by for a cup of tea. I'm only looking forward now to getting my user page blanked many times over. --Sir Hardwick Fundlebuggy (Bleat) 09:21, 6 October 2006 (UTC)
No, I wouldn't do that. The voters have spoken and it'll get its (two) day(s) in the sun. —rc (t) 17:10, 6 October 2006 (UTC)

Job queue

This odd Stastic is really high and I don't know whether it's ok to be so high, or it doesn't matter. I don't like seeing it grow from 5000 to 123000 in the course of a few months. I guess I am anal retentive on stuff like this.-- Sir Severian Severian1 CUN (Sprich mit mir!) Kraut 05:32, 4 October 2006 (UTC)

I don't even know what the "job queue" is. Even after reading the Wikimedia page on it... —rc (t) 05:36, 4 October 2006 (UTC)
I think it does the jobs like change a template everywhere on a page where it lies, like when someone changes their signature and it's on a thousand pages. Maybe Famine would know?-- Sir Severian Severian1 CUN (Sprich mit mir!) Kraut 12:49, 4 October 2006 (UTC)
Might be better to ask a Wikia person - Sannse or Splarka or Dawg/Wolf. They'd probably know. —rc (t) 16:44, 4 October 2006 (UTC)
I'm working on them now.-- Sir Severian Severian1 CUN (Sprich mit mir!) Kraut 23:01, 4 October 2006 (UTC)

From Pewpewpew

Why thank you for your kind words. However, maybe next time. I'll merely inform someone who knows when a page must die. And as you say, writing might be easier but when i wrote something yesterday I was glad I kept it on my desktop before sobering up and deleting it. Pewpewpew 01:29, 6 October 2006 (UTC)

Hah! I've been in that situation before. Don't worry about it, you'll find your place if you stick around. —rc (t) 01:32, 6 October 2006 (UTC)

Shameless Coersion

Hellair RC, Since you seems to be the lord of VFH, could you please feature my piece before it gets quasied? it got 17 votes for and there was still traffic during last week....I am willing to pay a reasonable payola if you accept credit cards :) -- Brigadier Sir Mordillo Icons-flag-il GUN UotY WotM FP UotM AotM MI3 AnotM VFH +S 21:35, 6 October 2006 (UTC)

No, no. You're going about this wrong. If you really want your article to get picked over the others, I have two words for you: smear campaigns. —rc (t) 22:31, 6 October 2006 (UTC)
Really? Because I heard that everyone who has got a featured article over the last few months has had sexual relations with chickens. I'm just saying. There's probably nothing in it. -- The Masked Admin
That's actually one of the post-feature perks. You didn't think a measly {{FH}} was the only reward, did you? —rc (t) 22:40, 6 October 2006 (UTC)
I can do chickens! I can even do Hagis! -- Brigadier Sir Mordillo Icons-flag-il GUN UotY WotM FP UotM AotM MI3 AnotM VFH +S 22:43, 6 October 2006 (UTC)
You "do" haggis? I don't even want to know how that works. —rc (t) 22:45, 6 October 2006 (UTC)
So that's the way it's spelled. Well, yeah, so you see - this feature might be the only thing that stands between me and damnation....-- Brigadier Sir Mordillo Icons-flag-il GUN UotY WotM FP UotM AotM MI3 AnotM VFH +S 22:50, 6 October 2006 (UTC)
You say that like it's a bad thing. —rc (t) 23:37, 6 October 2006 (UTC)
...someone forgot to poke holes in the box before shipping both of my chickens. Ground mail was a error in judgement as well.--Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 23:48, 6 October 2006 (UTC)

VFH

Have we started removing articles that people are still actively voting for (ie within the last week) now? I thought we had a policy where if there had been no votes for a set time they were removed? This isn't just about my article, but also Erraticus (which has FEATURE writ large all over it) which had two votes today. -- Sir Mhaille Icons-flag-gb (talk to me)

There's no set policy. Usually, for me, it's a combination of time + votes + activity, with the first two being most important. Currently there are nine articles on VFH with more votes than Wicker had, the nom was over two weeks old, and there was only one vote in the last week. Similarly with Erraticus, except it was more on the bubble because of more recent activity. Even if people have voted on it recently, that doesn't mean we should keep it around when its vote count isn't that high. —rc (t) 21:59, 7 October 2006 (UTC)

I am not kidding

Hey, just out of curiosity, why did you remove I am not kidding from VFH? It had +8 and was doing alright, so shouldn't it be at least quasi-featured? I don't really think removing it before its due time is fair to it or me. Please respond, thanks. --Bladetip 02:21, 8 October 2006 (UTC)

Oops! You're right, it should be quasi-featured. However, considering the high vote counts of many other articles on VFH, +8 in more than a week isn't strong enough. Thanks for pointing it out, though - I'm terrible at remembering to put the quasi tag on articles I remove. —rc (t) 02:30, 8 October 2006 (UTC)

Demented? Me?

Actually, I prefer to think of myself as someone with a good understanding of human behaviour, but I'm still at a loss to explain people who continue to do self-destructive things despite the results (hence, the article). :)

Going back to University this fall made me remember some of the people I met way back when. "D.T." was pretty unforgettable. In real life though, he was the one in the wheelchair, but he did treat people like commodities.

Thanks for the VFH nom.  :) ~ T. (talk) 14:00, 11 October 2006 (UTC)

(Ack, completely missed this message...) No problem. I actually thought it might have been David Gerard's newest when I saw the title, given his past tastelessness. As a fan of the good Dr. Seuss, I couldn't let such a round article go unrecognized. And I know what you mean...I'm meeting some of those unforgettable people now at school. Some are unforgettable in a bad way...but a few, at least, are the opposite. —rc (t) 05:00, 13 October 2006 (UTC)
Heh. The greatest thing about already winning WotM is feeling free to write absolutely anything. I'm really enjoying it. Though, with a debut article about a poop-flavoured soft drink, I'm not sure how I've escaped a repuation for tastelessness.  :) ~ T. (talk) 14:20, 13 October 2006 (UTC)
At La Cucina Uncyclopedia, feces are pretty cultured fare. —rc (t) 17:25, 13 October 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the feature!

My heary is filled my joy and now I can die a happy man. Or return to my homeplanet. Whichever comes first. Thanks!


Ahmdinajad Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

has awarded you a Nuclear missile
Now go and destroy the The Zionist Entity

This Template Will Self Destruct in Countdown seconds

Eh, I just did it to get it off VFH. I've been staring at that entry for months. ;) —rc (t) 06:03, 17 October 2006 (UTC)
Well whether is that or the chickens, thanks again! :) And don't I get a potato head thingy to my user page? -- Brigadier Sir Mordillo Icons-flag-il GUN UotY WotM FP UotM AotM MI3 AnotM VFH +S 13:10, 17 October 2006 (UTC)
I usually don't hand out {{FH}}s because that would require me (who has never read most featured articles) to search through article histories and try to figure out who is the primary author. But if you feel that you are such, feel free to add it to your userpage. —rc (t) 16:59, 17 October 2006 (UTC)
Considering I'm the only contributor (except for people who keep correcting my grammer mistakes....) I'll feel free :) Thanks again! -- Brigadier Sir Mordillo Icons-flag-il GUN UotY WotM FP UotM AotM MI3 AnotM VFH +S 17:09, 17 October 2006 (UTC)

Well...

Thankfully it seems people are voting for my article like mad, despite Todd's feature. Just wanted to say thanks for the feedback, and hopefully you'll be featuring it tomorrow night...what do you think bout the reskin possibilities? -- Sir C Icons-flag-us Holla | CUN 04:03, 19 October 2006 (UTC)

I'm glad to see I was wrong about people voting it down for stupid reasons. What kind of reskin are you thinking about - for the holidays? —rc (t) 05:32, 19 October 2006 (UTC)
Yeah, I was thinking we could have one day with a Hanukkah theme (w/ my article), and another with Christmas (Todd's Night After Christmas article)...Hell, maybe we could throw Kwanzaa in somewhere... -- Sir C Icons-flag-us Holla | CUN 05:35, 19 October 2006 (UTC)
That sounds all right to me. —rc (t) 06:36, 19 October 2006 (UTC)
There are quite a lot of accuracy problems with the article re - Hanuka reskin. Better consult with the Jewish cabal Elders of Zion Local Jews before making it. -- Brigadier Sir Mordillo Icons-flag-il GUN UotY WotM FP UotM AotM MI3 AnotM VFH +S 10:55, 24 October 2006 (UTC)

Can we move Asian People to Yellow People?

The preceding unasked for gibberish was spewed forth in an effervescent pool of filth by none other than Mrasdfghjkl (talk • contribs)

cf. Black People and White People.--Mrasdfghjkl 05:01, 21 October 2006 (UTC)

No, no we can't. —rc (t) 05:03, 21 October 2006 (UTC)
And Native Americans to Red People?--Mrasdfghjkl 06:23, 21 October 2006 (UTC)
No, not that either. —rc (t) 06:42, 21 October 2006 (UTC)
And Indians to Brown People, Mexicans to Bronze People?
And Children to Short People? —rc (t) 00:03, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

blackface baleted

Me blackface thing was summarily deleted, maybe because it was an excuse to insert some images I made, anyway it never had the chance to fail in a weeks time.

the reason was supposedly that i put a {{not funny}} template on, maybe an IRC or a construction might have been better.

Perhaps a different page name would have been more suitable, or perhaps I just don't have what it takes, being recruited from wikipedia and all. Grumpyyoungman01 13:28, 24 October 2006 (UTC)

I agree that the article needs a lot of work. If you'd like, I can restore it to your userspace for you to work on until it's finished and ready to be moved to the main article space. And actually, we welcome Wikipedians - despite our perceived "war" with them, most users here don't have a real problem with WP. I use it myself often. —rc (t) 00:06, 25 October 2006 (UTC)
Yes please, it would be good if you could restore, maybe here User:Grumpyyoungman01/Blackface, Thanks. The userpage looks like the best place to start until I get the hang of humour. Grumpyyoungman01 04:52, 26 October 2006 (UTC)
All right, it's restored. Welcome to Uncyc. :) —rc (t) 06:15, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

Did you know?

--05:47, 31 October 2006 (UTC)

  • ...Yes
  • ...I don't take care of DYC
I'll try to get on DYK soon. Sorry, it's not my favorite task... —rc (t) 05:51, 31 October 2006 (UTC)

happy happy joy joy

Good b-day to you sir...-- Sir Severian Severian1 CUN (Sprich mit mir!) Kraut 11:57, 1 November 2006 (UTC)

B-day? B-day?!?! HAPPY F@%#-ING BIRTHDAY, MR. BEUREAUCRAT! Congrats on another year of beating death in a game you can't win. Nah, I'll just go with a standard "Happy Brithday." Overly dramatic/cynical messages are so cliche...--<<Bradmonogram.png>> 14:22, 1 November 2006 (UTC)

Thanks guys. :) Shorter of breath, and one year closer to death...rc (t) 18:15, 1 November 2006 (UTC)

Yeah, but I couldn't think of a good Beatles quote for the occasion. —rc (t) 21:01, 1 November 2006 (UTC)
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