User talk:Rocketsled

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Spike the Dog (06b)

Spike is a grumpy old dog. You can stroke his fur, or you can be smitten by his stick. It is up to you.

Hello, Rocketsled, and welcome to Uncyclopedia. This is a wiki (a collection of pages anyone can edit). Words in blue are "links" and can be clicked to take you to another page. This wiki is for comedy. It pretends it's 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.

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I hope you enjoy it here and write a lot of funny stuff! Spıke ¬ 18:15 11-Oct-13

edit Duck

Hello and welcome! The category of Assassination Humor is a hard one to pull off. Your edits beat what was there before, "We need not explain," and I see you are trying to transition from the historical to the absurd, but Hillary as assassination target is not sufficiently absurd; please try again. Spıke ¬ 18:15 11-Oct-13

edit Need for Speed on VFD

I was baffled at your edits — the existing article was ranty but I don't know enough to get the point of your new photo. Your nomination on VFD is valid, but if you are displeased with your edits, just back them out. (Not manually! Use the History tab.) I will hold off voting on your nomination, as the mere fact no one is tending to the page is not grounds for deletion. Many of our 30,000 articles were written by people who simply moved on. Again, if you check the history, you may find that this article was vandalized and there is a more coherent one in the past, which you can restore. Spıke ¬ 02:54 11-Aug-14

On the other ballot, please (always) sign your vote and update the count of votes. Spıke ¬ 03:02 11-Aug-14

Sorry for not signing my vote.
So you were baffled by my edits. That makes no sense. It is a better, funnier article than it was before. I tried to make the existing article better instead of making a whole new article (which I should have done). And ended up not changing any of the core idea of the article, which isn't funny. So now it is 1. Incoherent. 2. Messy. 3. It is old- nothing I did really changed it. 4. It doesn't have a good core idea. More Marijuana? 5. It has no better history.
I think nobody really editing and taking interest in it for 5 years is enough. I'm not saying the fact that no one is tending to the page is grounds for deletion. It sucks AND no one is tending to the page. Rocketsled (talk) 03:22, August 11, 2014 (UTC)

I moved the conversation here to keep it in one place; if you type below, I will read it. When I made the comment, I had just looked at your new illustration (I usually don't because I have metered Internet at home) and didn't recognize Ford. Viewed along with the caption, it does make sense. Were the previous photos really bad? because this one doesn't carry the article: It's specific to that one section.

Again, the mere fact that the article has languished for a long time is not an argument for deletion. The rest of your litany, above, merely says to me that you have started a repair and not yet finished it; and as you understand the items left to be done (and have an interest in the subject matter), you are the perfect candidate to finish it. I feel you are nominating the article out of frustration and maybe impatience. The answer might be just to wait a couple of days and jump in with a fresh look. It is vital to come up with a "good core idea," but indeed you have not broken the page — though in another five years, people will even forget about Mayor Ford. Spıke ¬ 13:25 11-Aug-14

edit Talk pages

There is no need to save good paragraphs in separate pages for possible reuse. By using the History tab at the top of any page, you can gain access to the text of any page at any time in the past. One point of adding a Change History is to identify what changed when, which can make it easier to find text you want to re-add to the page. If you use History and edit an old version, be sure not to click Save or that version with your changes will replace everything done since then. Spıke ¬ 23:48 11-Aug-14

I agree, there is no reason for me to have done that, except that it was what felt most convenient to me. By the way, not that there is anything you can and should to change this, but some of your messages, especially the one above, sound really copy and pasted.The preceding unsigned comment was added by Rocketsled (talk • contribs) except now it has been signed by Rocketsled (talk) 15:22, August 12, 2014 (UTC)

The Welcome message is pasted. The other advice I simply give to a lot of different editors. Sorry if you don't like my communication style. Spıke ¬ 10:26 12-Aug-14

edit User pages

On the topic of the unpleasantness of copypastes, why don't you write an original introduction of yourself to other Uncyclopedians, instead of copypasting from my user page? Spıke ¬ 15:32 12-Aug-14

Because I can't be bothered to as I have a life and other things I want to do, and if I was trying to make it sound original I wouldn't have copied it directly off your user page. Do you think I genuinely want to tell people that I have never won the Uncyclopedian of the month award? Now I might just leave that instead of making a real introduction. Rocketsled (talk) 19:23, August 12, 2014 (UTC)
And if you want me to take it down, then I will be your guest. Rocketsled (talk) 19:28, August 12, 2014 (UTC)
Or you can take it down, since I see that you have that power. Rocketsled (talk) 19:30, August 12, 2014 (UTC)
I have even more powers and tighter underpants. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 12:19, August 13, 2014 (UTC)
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