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edit User Help

OK now I get that this is where I'm suppose to ask for help. For some reason I thought I wasn't suppose to edit the page with the picture, so I went to the last archive (not realizing that it was, well, an archive) Anyway, I set up my main page with a simple paragraph, and I came up with a question. Did I indent that (and this page) correctly? Also, I think it would be a good idea if I got adopted by you, since I have a feeling I'll be running around like a chicken without it's head without help. Thanks. Christ on Ice (talk) 17:09, August 5, 2013 (UTC)

Yes, that is the way we leave messages on talk pages. I will put the 'noob' sticker on your page (noob = new user). Having a 'protector' means that another admin will ask me to check your edits if anything goes wrong. Since everyone started as a 'noob', it can be a bit daunting to get the hang of a website like this. As you may know, Wikipedia was created in direct response to this website because many people, governments and countries couldn't understand a joke. We are keeping that proud tradition flying. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 17:20, August 5, 2013 (UTC)

edit Roman Empire

Hi, Thanks for taking an interest in my interest with the roman page. I agree it needs a bit of work which I would be happy to dig into however I’m as nooby as they get. I know a whole metric shit tonne of nothing about editing and when I saw the section on the legions containing only 2 sentences I thought I may as well make an attempt improving it. if I tried undertaking a whole article my heart would be there for sure but I would make every mistake possible in the attempt. On the subject of my noobdom though: how many mistakes in this simple talk page?

A few and you forgot to sign your post. Options on this is for an edit or a major re- work but as you are a noob, perhaps a great undertaking. One option would be to make a copy and create a subpages under your name. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 22:06, August 5, 2013 (UTC)

edit User PJD

Would you care to take an outside look at a creative dispute between me and PJD and make a decision? Spıke Ѧ 16:04 6-Aug-13

OK, I will have a look. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 16:57, August 6, 2013 (UTC)

edit Please refrain from refraining

Thank you. I wish I were here more, and could write more to you to say how I think of you and your work, but I am bound by legal agreement not to give too much praise in one place. Especially in front of 14-year old schoolchildren. On playground. Aleister 17:24 6-8-'13

Glad to see your coal-fired computer is still operating Al. Have you changed your fuel supply to coke? --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 17:38, August 6, 2013 (UTC)
Things go better with it. Spıke Ѧ 17:52 6-Aug-13
Oh I see Al is using public access computers to drop by. I guess they must be wood-burning models. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 18:12, August 6, 2013 (UTC)
His dial-up modem is now commited to an old folks home. It's disorientated and cannot distinguish between a dial tone and a ring tone. Everyone wants to put it to sleep...but Aleister is a hippy who believes in the sacredness of all old obsolete technology. can only admire this strangeness. --ShabiDOO 02:07, August 7, 2013 (UTC)
Haha. Thanks for the explanation Shabidoo! --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 06:59, August 7, 2013 (UTC)
YOU FOOLS! Everyone knows that the best fuel is, wind, plus solar, plus hydroelectric, plus fusion. I have one of those. --The Shield of Azunai DSA510My Edits! 20:28, August 7, 2013 (UTC)

edit PLS Article summaries

Sorry to bother you Romartus but I was just wondering whether you were still planning to do summaries to go with the scores for the articles in the PLS competition. Thanks. Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 05:29, August 12, 2013 (UTC)

Yes I will be doing that, I have my notes and also Puppy's remarks too which I will put together as soon as I have an opportunity. Thanks. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 06:59, August 12, 2013 (UTC)

edit Problems concerning the UnSignpost

Although you are not subscribed for the USP, you still seem to read it and so, if you are interested in its format, please, see Forum:Which UnSignpost format is better for you? and vote! Anton (talk) 17:36, August 19, 2013 (UTC)

edit Started an article, it has ceased to exist?

Sorry it took me so long to finally start an article, I've been busy with work, plus my internet went down for over a week, and I finally got it fixed (Fucking Comcast) Anyway, so last night I started to type the opening paragraph to the Oakland Raiders article, and, of course, my internet disconnected in the middle of it. It seems that none of it saved. I thought I copied the text when I was halfway through, but apparently I didn't. So, I guess the writing is lost? Thanks. --Christ on Ice (talk) 17:13, August 21, 2013 (UTC)

I presume Romartus has stepped out "for tea." Indeed, when you open an "edit window" on an Uncyclopedia article, everything you do is captured by your local computer and Uncyclopedia plays no role until you press Preview, and does not update the encyclopedia until you press Save. If your link to Uncyclopedia goes down, Uncyclopedia does not see your changes; and indeed I can see that we have had no such article since 31-Jul-08. There is a possibility (at least with the Mozilla browser) that reconnecting and restarting Mozilla on the same URL will bring it back to the screen along with your text. But flushing the cache or typing Ctrl-F5 will surely kill it. That sucks, as it always seems harder to me to recreate a point after losing data than it was to make the point in the first place. Spıke Ѧ 17:25 21-Aug-13
I have lost articles that way. It happens. Best always to save as you go along. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 23:01, August 21, 2013 (UTC)
A correction to the above: If you have Javascript enabled, you can direct Uncyclopedia to monitor your edit and do things such as make suggestions when you start to type a [[link. Spıke Ѧ 13:14 25-Aug-13

edit New article draft.

Hello there!

Thanks for the warm welcoming before, I just wanted to ask, I have created an article describing Troll Station in Antarctica at User:ZeMacroKiller98/Troll Station (Antarctica). I was just wondering if it is suitable and meets the qualifications of being an article on Uncyclopedia. I am not sure (as I am new here of course) if this is OK or not, just wondering on what another's thoughts on this might be. On another note, if there happens to be anything that I have done wrong I sincerely apologise and it is fine by me if you happen to correct it at your will. Until then, I suppose I should just resume basic editing and tidying of articles.

Good day, sir! --ZeMacroKiller98 (talk) 12:40, August 25, 2013 (UTC)

If I may kibitz again: We do appreciate anyone who tidies up the articles. Your change to Antimatter (appending to a mention of kitten huffing that it is controversial) didn't amuse me--but the entire section (on whether Antimatter exists) is whimsical randomness without any method of being funny. If you would either make more substantial changes or delete the section entirely, it would help. At Golf, you change a place name into a list of place names. This has the problem common to many lists in Uncyclopedia (see HTBFANJS): that it tells the same joke over again (in this case, telling the reader that golf is played in places where golf can't be played). Did you notice that the first sentence now has two verbs?
On Arctic Circle, good work coding that list as a list. However, again, please take a bigger view: There is nothing terribly funny about a tedious list of neighboring countries--even though one of them is "Madonna." Another problem with lists, mentioned at HTBFANJS, is that lists like this induce our anonymous overnight editors to add other random stuff to it forever.
Troll Station is a playful article that takes real-world facts and jumbles them with Internet trolls. Very good. My main problem with this article is its name: No one will look up Troll Station in our encyclopedia. It is another case where the author makes the reader guess his punch line to read his joke. Spıke Ѧ 13:17 25-Aug-13

I see, thanks for your input, SPIKE. If I don't happen to be humorous in my edits, that's fine. But I would like to see what I can do around Uncyclopedia in the long run. I'm not sure, but I have been reading plenty of articles lately and I tend to get the most humour out of them. I sometimes think to myself "I wonder how I could modify this hilarious entry" and that basically inspired me to create an account on this website. Yes, about the Troll Station article, I do tend to take reality and "jumble" it into the cyber-world like that. Well, I suppose that is my style of humour. I am willingly glad to continue being a member on Uncyclopedia and I hope to dedicate my time to this wonderful site. Thanks SPIKE, I'm off for now, farewell! --ZeMacroKiller98 (talk) 13:39, August 25, 2013 (UTC)

Take your time to look round ZeMacroKiller --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 15:16, August 25, 2013 (UTC)

edit Forum:Second World War Community Project

Hi Romartus. As a well respected member of the community for being able to handle massive articles especially on history, I ask of you a moment of your time to take a look at this please. Thanks. Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 20:18, August 30, 2013 (UTC)

edit Video smideo

The recent changes say I uploaded a new version of the Buddy Rich youtube "file" when all I did was click on it and watch it. When did the videos from Youtube all change code and end up in the File classification? I've got quite a few pages where the video could easily be listened to while the page is read, but this new way of listing them seems to have confused that. And then this upload-everytime-one-is-played anomaly. The mind reels, and then rereels. Was it wikia who made this change, or did it occur in-house? Can it be changed back to just linking youtubes on the page? Questions questions. And did you see the other site is having a wholesale forest fire week where all you have to do to huff a page is mark it with a template, and if someone removes the template it's considered vandalism. Worse thing they ever did, Zombiebaron is tagging things three or four a minute. This site just got a whole lot better by not having to go through that ""week of a thirty-thousand red links." Aleister 23:38 30-8-'13

Well our sensible community voted against forest fires! Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 08:05, August 31, 2013 (UTC)
I will check as regards the video thing. I know there was something a few months ago as regards this issue when the logs showed a lot of video links re-loaded automatically by Wikia. It made the 'user history' a bit strange as I saw a lot of 'long gone' users appearing in the logs. Regards FFW at the Fork, I have seen the comments. UN:VFD at least requires enough votes for deletion. I know there are still some poor quality articles on both sites but a FFW is a very big hammer to crack nuts. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 08:49, August 31, 2013 (UTC)
Yes, it is a Wikia thing. Many of us "a few months ago" (including Aleister, who reported it to me) were shocked to find that the history log showed us as doing things we did not do, such as uploading videos to the site. The result of that investigation was that Wikia is recodifying links to YouTube to achieve faster rendering and download of pages. They are not doing it everywhere but only as pages are newly edited. When the bot converts the article, it makes a history entry with the current time but the Uncyclopedian who originally uploaded the video. This playing fast-and-loose with the logs occurred at about the same time as the other Wikia innovation that was at least as troubling, the generic Welcome messages to which the names of random Uncyclopedians were forged.
Regarding FFW: Not for the first time I compare the events of last January to a mob of people frustrated at the bureaucracy of a large nation swimming to Cuba to find freedom. Here your work is protected by a rule (Yuck! Rules!), years in the making, that requires a net vote of 5 other Uncyclopedians, public notice, and a 24-hour stall before the fire can be set. Spıke Ѧ 13:52 31-Aug-13

edit Quasi-featured becomes featured

Do we protect articles from anonymous editors, if they are featured without voting after being quasi-featured? For example, The Future. Anton (talk) 17:24, September 9, 2013 (UTC)

We ought to protect any FA no matter how it got that way. Spıke Ѧ 17:38 9-Sep-13
Ah, indeed..well spotted.--LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 20:09, September 9, 2013 (UTC)

edit UnNews:Barack Obama announces USA allies in planned Syrian war (Gnome-speakernotes listen)

I'm fixin' to narrate this. But what is "gurning"? Do you mean grinning? Spıke Ѧ 20:55 9-Sep-13

No "gurning." It's British for "we can make up our own language too America!" Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 16:25, September 10, 2013 (UTC)

Well, then, the colonial syndication of this article loses something in the translation. Spıke Ѧ 17:41 10-Sep-13

Well that's very hard as "gurning" is very difficult to translate into normal English. I can't really explain it's its meaning apart from to say that I love gurning. Don't you Romartus? Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 17:45, September 10, 2013 (UTC)
PS - Also why do you always use the BBC News theme tune to back your audio tracks to UnNews? Is the CNN News theme tune not good enough? Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 17:51, September 10, 2013 (UTC)

As you are not forthcoming, I will assume that I didn't lose too much meaning by changing it to "grinning" in the narration. The UnNews Audio documentation includes the clip I use (though I have appended TeleTypes), which it simply calls "UnNews British Theme." My UnNews Sports narrations (there is one linked to on the main page) use a re-cut of Pennant Fever by James Newton Howard. Spıke Ѧ 20:00 10-Sep-13

Oh just thought you were socialist enough to admit that I government controlled and funded media system is actually quite good. Yeah as you might have gathered "to gurn" is an extremely complex verb. Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 20:13, September 10, 2013 (UTC)
Gurning is to pull a funny or twisted face for comic effect. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 06:08, September 11, 2013 (UTC)

At least someone is in with a translation! "Gurning" would have lost even more, delivered in an American accent in a nation where the word is not in the dictionary--as bad as mixing national styles in the text of an article. It seems this final joke has to be taken in connection with the illustration in the UnNews. The article may have been a bad choice for narration by a Yank, but I have just converted from Sound Impression on Win95 to Audacity on a tablet, and it is making narration (and to the point, post-editing) very simple.

On this shore, the joke remains very different. Peace-nik Obama threatens war with Syria, but only if a chemical attack happens, and we know it won't. Then it does, and John Kerry promises an "unbelievably short" attack but says a remedy would be for Syria to renounce its nerve gas (and go back to machine-gunning the children), and we know that won't happen either. Then Putin says it will all happen, if the USA will only conduct a total strategic retreat from the region. Be careful what you wish for.... Spıke Ѧ 12:26 11-Sep-13

On tis [sic.] shore we are very much split in decision. Personally I believe that it will get us nowhere firing missiles in however many want Britain to act independently from US in a time of war and deal a decisive blow now before USA does! Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 16:24, September 11, 2013 (UTC)
We live in interesting times. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 07:07, September 12, 2013 (UTC)

I hope to have blunted the serious commentary by jumbling all this with another current news story of dual political defeat for the Pervert Community, at UnNews:Putin runs for New York comptroller. Audio to be uploaded some time today. Spıke Ѧ 14:27 12-Sep-13

That's good but you know, we could do with a Kerry biog seeing that red link--LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 19:45, September 12, 2013 (UTC)

I don't believe I am impartial enough to do this. But then again, that is where we started with Paul Ryan, isn't it?! Spıke Ѧ 22:38 12-Sep-13

I was thinking of a fake Irish connection. When I first heard about John Kerry, I thought he was of an Irish background - like the Kennedys - but apparently the name is an anglicised German surname. There is also Jane Fonda and he looks he has a horse in the family tree somewhere. Kerry also sounds to me a bit pompous in his speaking, as if he is measuring out each word for effect. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 08:43, September 13, 2013 (UTC)

Pompous? John Kerry? "Reporting For Duty"? What an understatement. I could not even mention his name in the Audio without a little bit of imitation. Spıke Ѧ 14:16 13-Sep-13

edit Mizoram

Would you please determine if the {{ICU}} on this article on the state of India has been satisfied? This has been a Randumbo tug-of-war between two newbies. I wrote a replacement, based on the Wikipedia article, at User:SPIKE/Mizoram that is ready for mainspace. Spıke Ѧ 08:02 12-Sep-13

PS--Please read up on the large piss-fight I had with Supergeeky1 and Madclaw (our Darthpedia emissaries) concerning their signatures before deciding whether you want to stir this up again on Madclaw's talk page. Spıke Ѧ 08:21 12-Sep-13

I think the replacement article is fine. I did read the signature story and wait for Madclaw's response to my enquiry. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 13:54, September 12, 2013 (UTC)

edit Pleb

Romartus, I was following that page and saw how the author kept on adding content to it after Simsie placed the ICU on it. Do you think that the page has not improved since that moment? Anton (talk) 11:58, September 13, 2013 (UTC)

When you add text, the date changes on an ICU but if nothing happens for 7 days, then it will appear on a list of articles that have expired ICUS. I don't mind reviving it but needs someone else to work on it. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 14:00, September 13, 2013 (UTC)
No, that's true of {{Construction}} and {{Fix}}. On {{ICU}}, the tagger types five tildes, which turn into a timestamp (without signature), and that isn't bumped on every edit. The former two tags are to ensure that the author doesn't abandon a page; ICU requires affirmative improvement. I use ICU because it's easier (with fix=) to specify exactly what the article needs; also because I like using cattle prods on Anon. Spıke Ѧ 14:16 13-Sep-13

edit Filipino Renaissance Man‎

I see you have taken an interest in the work [sic] of user Adamsmithjohngalt. It was back on the 10th that I explicitly asked him to explain his work. He has enough English to spork and translate various pages from a Filipino Wikipedia (not Uncyclopedia!) but not enough to converse with people at this new home of his, or possibly even to understand what this site is. Unless you see unambiguous hints of humor anywhere, I am ready to use Special:Nuke. Spıke Ѧ 13:23 16-Sep-13

edit Liberal Party of Great Britain

Sannse has deleted one of your illustrations from this article; also an illustration from FA What I did on my hols. Spıke Ѧ 14:45 16-Sep-13

Oh how ridiculous! --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 16:03, September 16, 2013 (UTC)
I have left a message on Sannse's page. See what is going on! --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 16:18, September 16, 2013 (UTC)

edit John Kerry

At your service. Spıke Ѧ 03:24 17-Sep-13

Looks nom-worthy to me Spike. Thanks for that! John Kerry looks appalling on tv, what ever the opposite to the 'common touch', he has it in buckets! --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 08:35, September 17, 2013 (UTC)

edit Re Talk page signature link thingy

It would appear you are correct, as far as the reason goes as to why it does not link to my talkpage, I am as baffled as you are, would you prefer it actually link to my talkpage, or perhaps I can link it to Special:Randompage. If I remember correctly it used to link to my talkpage in the past and I was under the false impression that it was linking there now, however it does not. If you want it to link to my talkpage please let me know and I will adjust it accordingly, remember plebia vagina fungi so wash your concubines before you go down on them. Cheers and have a nice day Madclaw @ talk 16:46, September 17, 2013 (UTC)

Madclaw, you are not baffled; you know damned well that I "vandalized" your signature file to stop pointing to Darthpedia, and so you put the code into your My preferences, which itself violates UN:SIG. You also remember (now archived) that I told you to correct this before signing anything again, which you did not. Spıke Ѧ 17:19 17-Sep-13

edit User あぁあぁあぁああぁあぁああぁ

I concur with your permaban. His only contribution was to upload two videos and propose on the talk page for AAAAAAAA! that they be used in the (featured) article, something I am sure would not have been an improvement. The above characters are in a font not loaded on my PC and I can't tell what they are, apart from seeing a lot of repetition, but it is a fair guess he wasn't here to contribute. I used Special:Nuke on him; you still have not replied on the question (above) of using Special:Nuke on the unfunny contributions of Filipino user Adamsmithjohngalt. Spıke Ѧ 15:54 19-Sep-13

PS--After a day of inactivity after he created his account, I concluded that "LOL Mike" was the newest incarnation of "False Mike"--who let his account age for a week and then conducted a short vandalism spree made more problematic by page moves. Also-known-as I FUCKING LOVE DICKS. Spıke Ѧ 15:58 19-Sep-13

I ban any one posting with a name I can't read. Never trust anyone called Mike either! --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 21:37, September 19, 2013 (UTC)

And what, then, about Mr. Smith-Galt??? Spıke Ѧ 13:25 20-Sep-13

edit Hello

Good evening! Check your email, please. Spıke Ѧ 22:08 22-Sep-13

I did. Thanks SPIKE. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 22:22, September 22, 2013 (UTC)

edit Please consider reverting Aleisters ban

Its just not a big deal...and even if it was...(which it isn't)...a warning would suffice. Seriously. Please. --ShabiDOO 04:23, October 5, 2013 (UTC)

Inclined to agree. We've had a plethora of user based articles in the past. While we're now removing them, and discouraging their creation, a day ban is probably excessive for what used to be common practice - especially for what has been done in fun, not in malice.                               Puppy's talk page05:52 05 Oct 2013
Just to add, that as a victim of the event I didn't care much and thought he'd change it back after a day. (By the way Spike banned him so not sure why everyone is complaining here!) Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 06:54, October 5, 2013 (UTC)
Hmm? Have I missed something?? Has Aleister has been wearing his shorts back to front again??? Unc's Bart has been pranking again! Ok well the ban is about to expire anyway. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 20:03, October 5, 2013 (UTC)
Aleister was a naughty boy who joked around and fraternized with that cheeky lip of his and his slipery mouse. It might be just his terrible computer acting up. Or maybe he was trying to inject life into the wiki. But the wind blows and echoes into the silent meadows of our animal sanctuaries...which burn in the name of plutos second consort...defying the real and rank escapades of a begotten decade where bliss and terror reigned an undying passion thrown in the face of the enslaved free and the tired and the driven without a sweaty palm or a squirrel's quarrel. No no! It was certainly not. But yes as well. Oh yes it is definately no. Mhm. --ShabiDOO 20:39, October 5, 2013 (UTC)
Thanks guys, and the edit-conflict masterpiece by Shabidoo just above should be nommed for feature, but no, I agree with Spike. I expected to be banned, but it was worth it (unlike ScottPat's mom). Shabidoo and Puppy, thanks for the support, you are true blue buddies, and together we will elect Spike to Uncyclopedian of the Year, something he's earned on a daily basis, imnho, at least on this site. I would have banned myself if Spike hadn't gotten around to it. Although I wasn't being a dick, I did change the name of an article for talk-page humour, something we all should do at least once. Aleister 5-10-'13
Once again you excell at confusing the fuck out of the internet my dear uncyclopedian. --ShabiDOO 22:57, October 5, 2013 (UTC)

edit Forum:A reskin for the US government shutdown

Have you seen this? Any help would be grateful. Thanks. Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 21:05, October 5, 2013 (UTC)

edit Alumni

You are welcome to illustrate or extend this. Spıke Ѧ 16:18 6-Oct-13

Ok! I will have a gander. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 16:21, October 6, 2013 (UTC)

edit UN:AA

Your finger has not even warmed up that new ring and you have already snuffed out all the pretenders. I know you are in the room...somewhere... Spıke Ѧ 19:37 9-Oct-13

Ha ha. I thought I was invisible. Well with Chief away, it seemed pointless to have the others listed as active. They can always add themselves in future if they come back. Can't really say I expected this, nor receiving an invite to Wikia HQ. This has been an eventful year. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 20:12, October 9, 2013 (UTC)
Embrace this short moment of sanity before the power mad part of your life arrives. Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 20:14, October 9, 2013 (UTC)
Who knew there were parts?! Seriously, that is a good edit to UN:AA, as newbies would otherwise waste time trying to contact Admins who, as Boston Celtics fans say, "aren't walking through that door." 21:26
And both of you, I think this item scoops the news about the resurrection of the Content Warning to prank the government shutdown. Clear Page One! Spıke Ѧ 21:33 9-Oct-13
Do we really need the links to ED or Illogicopedia? I can't see that being of significant benefit, and it feels somewhat elitest. Even though we are elite, we don't need to advertise it.                               Puppy's talk page09:35 09 Oct 2013
They are not links to the other sites, of course, but to our comedy articles on the other sites. The two sentences are tongue-in-cheek while making the serious point that Admins want newbies to get down to business. Spıke Ѧ 21:46 9-Oct-13
I'm still here. Kinda. Despite the endless pages of non-edits I'm still here. Watching you all..... Yes..... ~Sir Frosty (Talk to me!) Icons-flag-au 21:48, October 9, 2013 (UTC)
Frosty is cool. That, of course, is obvious, in several ways. Aleister 9-10
The question is not whether Frosty is here or cool, but whether it is useful to list him on UN:AA as a resource for noobies. Separately, Frosty, would you advise Bizzeebeever that his watchgadget.js is acting up? (mw.Api is not a constructor) The Wikia Help Desk has drawn a blank on this. Spıke Ѧ 22:46 9-Oct-13
Bizzeebeever is still banned from this site, and shown no desire to return. I don't know if he will be as helpful as we hope. -- Simsilikesims(♀GUN) Talk here. 23:02, October 9, 2013 (UTC)
I don't know that he will be, but it is folly to lean on the Wikia techies to debug a script they didn't write. Spıke Ѧ 23:06 9-Oct-13
Bizzeebeever's desire to do anything for this site is just about zero. ~Sir Frosty (Talk to me!) Icons-flag-au 01:11, October 10, 2013 (UTC)
You are restored on the active list Frosty. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 06:53, October 10, 2013 (UTC)

I sort of remember voting or aclaiming you crat...but maybe it was a dream. Or did someone just say ok Romartus is now a crat? Good result in any case and nice first move cutting down that list.--ShabiDOO 02:06, October 10, 2013 (UTC)

I just read the aa and Im sorry but while I understand the attempt is to be funny and inform...I find thefiest paragraph on 'working with the admins' very confusing and I cant imagine what a noob would make of it. Especially when listing qualities about specific admins they dont even know. Perhaps that text is better suiting on a separate profile page of the admins rather than a help page. --ShabiDOO 02:04, October 10, 2013 (UTC)
I understand your point. The balance between to amuse others or amuse only ourselves has been a long running issue at Uncyclopedia...which again reminds me that my Navelism article remains UnWritten. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 06:48, October 10, 2013 (UTC)

edit Barthes Mattiche

I would not have removed {{ICU}} and admitted this article to mainspace, as author SanderosTheGreat admits that the subject is nonexistent and the article is "somewhat of an insider joke." Spıke Ѧ 14:10 10-Oct-13

Well it could go to VFD but wanted to give it a awhile. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 14:14, October 10, 2013 (UTC)

edit Front page

Congrats crat. It couldn't have happened to a nicer anom. name on the internet. Yay! The government shutdown entrance, maybe we shouldn't keep it up real long as it does take an extra step to jump into the site. The shutdown may continue for a week or so more (Republican's civil war will decide when the Business community kicks the TeaParty to the side, which may be sooner), and the "Press if you wish to continue" is unclear with this front. It's a great and classic idea though. Any way to link the "Go to front page" instruction with a direct link? Congrats again. Aleister 10-10

See the relevant Forum and my talk page: As before, there is no way to link to anything before the victim clicks "Press if you accept these conditions." Yes, there is a way to change the button legends but it involves me adding sections to a long page of JavaScript for which I don't have the big picture. I'll mail Sannse tomorrow to ask her to end the joke, as the parties are sitting down just this morning and agreeing to peace on the condition that the same stand-off occur in one month's time. I look forward to the day when we can discuss anything without leftism, as the Tea Party movement was wiped out by both political tax audits and the Romney gang's desire to stage-manage everything; its only remaining use is as a bugaboo. Spıke Ѧ 15:13 10-Oct-13
Like England, "There will always be" a Leftism. Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 16:12, October 10, 2013 (UTC)
Indeed. As long as there is "Rightism" there will be "Leftism". For every reaction there is an equal and opposite reaction. -- Simsilikesims(♀GUN) Talk here. 20:22, October 10, 2013 (UTC)
That's why as a liberal I want to get rid of both. Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 20:39, October 10, 2013 (UTC)
The problem with using the laws of physics to explain political phenomena is that physics doesn't take into consideration the human equation. Ergo I would postulate that it should read “For every reaction there is an opposing but greater over-reaction”. Then again, I think of Texans as northerners from my standpoint, so I may not be in the right position to comment on US politics.                               Puppy's talk page09:12 10 Oct 2013
I would say that for every political swing to one side of the political spectrum there is an equal and opposite reaction. For tyrannical autocracy there was Communism, for Communism there was McCarthyism and extremist capatitalism, for French Absolute Monarchy there was a blood-bath of anarchy, for Catholisism there was Puritism (is that the word for it?).
The trick is to stop extremism and bring the political spectrum into the centre instead of swinging it as far as you can the other way to counter-act the current view. I see the general view of the World now to be more centrist and liberal than it was in the last half a century but we still have a way to go.
Even I fall into the trap of attempting to be extremist to combat extremism in the opposing way, I always attempt to keep updating my views to make them more liberal and centrist and remove extremist/fundamentalist thoughts. It is hard though, I have always got that natural human feeling of being Conservative and longing for a past that not only never will be but in reality never was but I have to accept that the world changes and when it does change I realise that it has got better than I could have ever imagined if it had stayed the same. Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 21:28, October 10, 2013 (UTC)
PS - West Texans are actually very liberal people by the way. Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 21:29, October 10, 2013 (UTC)
This is why you have to put a giant pot over your head and everytime someone talks about politics you bang it really hard with a wooden spoon. If youre lucky youll go deaf. Its the only kind of extreemism that doesnt hurt anyone else. --ShabiDOO 13:21, October 11, 2013 (UTC)
Wonderful analogy. I had always wondered why the Tea Party campaign to ban "Bill and Ben the Flowerpot Men." Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 16:13, October 11, 2013 (UTC)

edit Usernames and such

So.... although it seems I only just created this account, I could have sworn I used to have an account here by the name Schiffy. It seems that name is currently unregistered, but Uncyclopedia also kicked back a figurative "No, screw you" at me when I tried to register it. Is this the result of some bug from moving the site under Wikia's network? Schiffy94 (talk) 03:13, October 11, 2013 (UTC)

This is the Wikia hosted Uncyclopedia. If the name is already registered you can't use it. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 06:52, October 11, 2013 (UTC)
I can find nothing in the "user creation log" on "Schiffy" (but neither on "Schiffy94" nor "Spike", the name I wanted) but Wikia is aware that there is a bug with this. However, I see no contributions listed for "Schiffy" either, which is damned peculiar. As Romartus says, Wikia famously declines to allow any reuse of names. But Uncyclopedia names are a separate database from the rest of Wikia. Spıke Ѧ 09:15 11-Oct-13
Yeah, that was what I had figured. My Wikia account is "Schiffy" (check any standard Wikia site, that is indeed me), but this site wouldn't let me use the name to register or log in on. Seems like this thing is a result of the move under Wikia's network. Seems Wikia has some bugs to sort out when it comes to sites in their network that have different user databases. Schiffy94 (talk) 12:19, October 11, 2013 (UTC)
Again, a username elsewhere on Wikia does not register a username here; that is not a burden imposed by Wikia but rather an exception to a burden that our predecessors wanted. I do not think it is a notorious Wikia bug but the fact that most of the really good usernames are taken, often by someone who never got even one edit in. The fact that I am unable to give you specifics owes to a known bug. Spıke Ѧ 13:07 11-Oct-13

edit And now

You protected the "Deop Spike" forum and thus reminded me of the fact, that you have done a lot to stop conflicts between Uncyclopedians. So...

Anton (talk) 14:29, October 20, 2013 (UTC)
Sophia fire2 Civil War Veteran
This user stayed and defended the Mother Ship of Comedy during the 2013 secession.
While we're giving out awards, here is a badge for you as I have on my user page. However, please take Autopatrolled back off Newman66. I want to be reminded to review his edits to see if he veers back into disruption, and I will clear the Patrol flags so that other Patrollers don't have to. Spıke Ѧ 14:36 20-Oct-13
And mine has rounded corners, so there. Spıke Ѧ 14:37 20-Oct-13
Changed after reading Newman66's talk page. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 14:39, October 20, 2013 (UTC)
Um, I did just make a good minor edit to Gumby, which also needs to have more improvement in the near future. Newman66 Visit my table here! Contributions My works 15:02, October 20, 2013 (UTC)
I will check on your status next month. Till then, you remain patrolled. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 15:13, October 20, 2013 (UTC)

edit Forum:Deop Spike

Could you please unprotect the Deop Spike thread, Romartus? I understand why you protected it, but that thread isn't drama-whoring. Complaints (genuine or otherwise) against an administrator are piling up and it's creating obvious tension among the community, but protecting that thread isn't preventing more drama: it's furthering it. Obviously you disagree with de-sysopping Spike, and to be fair, I can't say I fully agree with de-sysopping him either. But the fact remains that he's mishandled a lot of situations, and I personally don't see how he can continue representing the community as an administrator. Evidently at least one other user agrees. Still, it's ultimately your call to protect the thread, so I'm not going to put up a fight either way. I just think it's a shame what could have been a mature discussion about the state of affairs was prevented because you disagree with it. Black Sikhhead (talk) 14:49, October 20, 2013 (UTC)

Romartus, Sikhhead is right because protecting a forum that is source of drama creates even more drama. If everyone expresses his own opinion, no matter how harsh it is, after we all cool down, we will have a different perception of our conflicts. And maybe that's why we have so much drama right now: nobody can express his own opinion, or nobody listens to it.
By the way, the ninjastar was not connected to the fact that you protected the forum, it is just that your last action reminded me of the fact that you needed a ninjastar. Anton (talk) 15:10, October 20, 2013 (UTC)
That forum remains closed. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 15:12, October 20, 2013 (UTC)
At the risk of getting banned for "disruption" (as is the the case with most of these), may I ask why it's going to remain closed? That thread was a chance at finally putting an end to this drama, so it's obviously disappointing that the community can't be allowed to express their opinions about this issue. Black Sikhhead (talk) 15:18, October 20, 2013 (UTC)
Also, are the issues I addressed in that thread regarding Spike's recent work on the wiki going to be dealt with, or is this going to continue? Black Sikhhead (talk) 15:20, October 20, 2013 (UTC)
I take that as an attempt to re-open the forum - except move it to my talk page instead. Final warning. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 15:38, October 20, 2013 (UTC)
One Anon, plus one brand-new registered user whose first move is a broadcast demanding sanctions against a member (if they are not in fact the same person), is not a groundswell. We would protect any Uncyclopedian from such a campaign from without. We know who we are and we are aware of who's doing what. The claim that Romartus closed the Forum out of personal disagreement with the idea expressed is simple manipulation. Spıke Ѧ 15:44 20-Oct-13
Ok. I am calling time on this saga. Next person to talking about DeOpping will be turned into a pumpkin. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 15:56, October 20, 2013 (UTC)
Romartus: I apologize if my messages were misinterpreted as an attempt to unprotect the thread. I of all people know that it's ultimately your decision to keep it protected, as I said in my first message. I was simply asking your reasons for protecting it in the first place; the reasons for which Spike has since answered.
Spike: In regards to the possibility of me being the author of that thread, a simple CheckUser will prove otherwise, but it ultimately doesn't really matter because I suspect I'll soon be banned for disruption over this edit, even though I have nothing but the community's bests interests at heart. Had the thread been left open, I'm certain more members of the community would have stepped up to discuss the issue of your administratorship, if not voted in favor of removing it. But it wasn't left open, and I fully accept that. I just fear more drama will result from its sudden closure, seeing as nobody can currently express their own opinion without all-around immaturity from both sides, as Anton stated. The fact that I've had to create a second account to express my own opinions should be indicative of that. Black Sikhhead (talk) 16:08, October 20, 2013 (UTC)
No point replying as this 'new user' turned out to be Denza using a sock puppet account. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 13:27, October 21, 2013 (UTC)
To be clear, no Checkuser was done, and we know he is a sock only from his admission above, but when he defied your attempt to close the discussion by starting over (with the prediction-with-guilt-trip "I'll soon be banned"), a ban was obligatory, and when he added that banning his original persona before he could finish Speaking Truth To Power was our fault too, any pretense that this account was set up for legitimate comedy writing was over. My guess is not Denza; he is not so slick and spends his time trying to merely be a bad boy. It is often hard to tell Denza with his Darthpedia buddies, to whom he would have howled after his ban, but they are more snide and I think they showed up later. This one struck me as a garden-variety Forker. I'd support a request for Checkuser accompanied by the admission that it is merely for curiosity. Spıke Ѧ 13:48 21-Oct-13

edit UnNews:Rihanna Shoots Chris Brown in Leg

Can I get a second opinion about userspacing/huffing? Doesn't read like news, not based on anything, and mostly consists of the glee of writing about pussies, douches, and taking a shit. Am I just a prude, or is this bollocks? Spıke Ѧ 10:20 21-Oct-13

I would move it to the new user's page with a comment that it could do with some 're-pointing'. My own preference is for UnNews articles to be at least related to the subject. That can be a simple 'reversal story' (Iran to bomb USA to provoke war with them), parody or a surreal flight of fancy. I don't think this one is there yet. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 13:25, October 21, 2013 (UTC)
Simsie did so with a note on author's page, though she caught a comedy hook (Rihanna song titles in the text) that I missed. Spıke Ѧ 13:49,14:02 21-Oct-13

edit Apparantly I have the right to block Anton, ScottPat and you Romartus...though no one else

Don't think you are safe Romartus. These block rights are just the beginning. Soon I will have access to your entire computer. Muah ha ha ha ha ha!


--ShabiDOO 17:17, October 21, 2013 (UTC)

I've seen this thing too many times before but every time I'm afraid to click it. Anyway, I'm guessing it'll dissapear right after you reload Recent Changes. That's what's happening to me at least. So, you've upgraded from XP? --Mimo&Maxus (Talk) 17:26, October 21, 2013 (UTC)
Both of you have seen this? Sounds like a bug on Wikia's end. -- Simsilikesims(♀GUN) Talk here. 17:33, October 21, 2013 (UTC)
This has been around for a while. Press it if you like; it won't give you blocking rights. Spıke Ѧ 17:46 21-Oct-13
PS--Unless, of course, it is a new bug that does. Spıke Ѧ 17:47 21-Oct-13
Looks like Shabidoo already tried it on Anton so... --Mimo&Maxus (Talk) 17:51, October 21, 2013 (UTC)
Simsie has called it into Sannse. Separately, what text you see on a report will not depend on what version of Windows you are using, or what is in your browser cache. Spıke Ѧ 17:53 21-Oct-13
Obviously. I just recalled Shabidoo using Windows. Didn't have anything to do with the bug. --Mimo&Maxus (Talk) 17:56, October 21, 2013 (UTC)
Oh, Shabidoo, has actually tried it on me. Well, I still managed to deliver the UnSignpost. Anton (talk) 18:00, October 21, 2013 (UTC)

Just happened to me too. Funny isn't it? By the way, Anton you are the chosen one. --Mimo&Maxus (Talk) 18:10, October 21, 2013 (UTC)

I remember I had the block button several times, but I thought it would just display a person's block log, so I did not try it. Anton (talk) 19:10, October 21, 2013 (UTC)
No, I meant the chosen one to have the block button tested on. --Mimo&Maxus (Talk) 19:14, October 21, 2013 (UTC)
I understood. And I am proud! Anton (talk) 10:15, October 22, 2013 (UTC)

edit Now we now what pages Shabidoo is reading

La audiencia decidira

Anton (talk) 18:04, October 21, 2013 (UTC)

I tried blocking you Anton but the page didn't load. It's nothing personal Anton...I just don't like users whose names begin with the first letter of the alphabet!
Doesn't English alphabet start with Z? The week starts on Sunday. Anton (talk) 19:10, October 21, 2013 (UTC)
Funny you should say that because according to most calenders (British ones at least) weeks do start on Sundays. Not sure why though. Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 19:46, October 21, 2013 (UTC)

edit Blocking

No user can block another unless he or she is an administrator. I checked everyone's settings. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 23:16, October 21, 2013 (UTC)

That certainly doesn't mean y'all can't keep trying! Spıke Ѧ 23:19 21-Oct-13
Don't worry we are! Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 07:20, October 22, 2013 (UTC)

edit Hello dear friends from the english uncyclopedia

i am coming from a very far land! and crossed oceans and lands to come here to this discussion page. i come from the hebrew eincyclopedy land. so how are you people? are the alot of active users in this land? 20:24, October 23, 2013 (UTC)

Oy vey! We've got a few users who wander the halls here. Welcome to our goyishe paradise! (And that's about as far as my hebrew stretches. Blame my shikseh mother.)                               Puppy's talk page09:24 23 Oct 2013
we got some problems with our wiki... so we thought mybe you could help a bit... our Table of Contents (thanks google translate) got pooped up and we dont know what should we do so if you could look at the problem and mybe advice us please i will be thankful you can see this as an example, your friend from israel M.C 19:48, October 25, 2013 (UTC)
I wonder if it has something to do with a bug I mentioned yesterday. Spıke Ѧ 19:57 25-Oct-13
It's the first time something like this happening, and the hebrew eincyclopedia exist already 8 years... wiki not answering anymore and we dont know what to do if you could solve the mystery i can give you my jewish hat 20:00, October 25, 2013 (UTC)
I mention on Simsie's page that I called this in to Wikia and will report on her page if they reply with an answer. Spıke Ѧ 20:36 25-Oct-13
Wow thank you Boobale! my god the force be with you 20:40, October 25, 2013 (UTC)
No problem, dude. I always tell the ladies I am one-third Jewish, and ask them to guess which third, mmmmm. Spıke Ѧ 20:43 25-Oct-13
Being Uncyclopedia, I often tend to rely more on the farce.                               Puppy's talk page08:44 25 Oct 2013
Want to see my Gefilte fishes? 20:58, October 25, 2013 (UTC)

edit User:Budgielover2988/SCP-173

You were here last; I gave it {{ICU}} at the start of the month, and author Budgielover2988 added a few things to it, then bugged out as of 2-Oct. Remove the tag? or remove the article? Spıke Ѧ 23:28 23-Oct-13

PS--Also, could one of you Brits look at Anon's work on BBC Radio 1? It seems to me somewhere between comedy and a hatchet-job. Spıke Ѧ 01:20 24-Oct-13

I will look at Radio One as that appears to be a promising article about a noteworthy subject. I don't know about the other one, I can't really understand what it is about but I noticed WIkipedia deleted it earlier so looks like a vanity project at best. May be worth just moving it off the mainspace for now. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 06:54, October 24, 2013 (UTC)
WP:SCP_–_Containment_Breach. But I'd agree on user spacing unless it becomes better written.                               Puppy's talk page11:43 24 Oct 2013

Thanks for the context, Puppy. This article is now userspaced and I have suggested to the author that he give the reader some hints as to the real-world meaning. Spıke Ѧ 15:02 24-Oct-13

edit Prostitution

Would you please go farther than post-editing Anon here and revert him entirely? His ponderous list of actual prostitutes (with footnotes) was surely contributed as a catalog rather than humor, and even if you inject some humor, it will retain one of the faults of all our long lists — namely, to attract unfunny additions like a magnet. (Your mum, she's such a hyu-er!) Spıke Ѧ 16:02 24-Oct-13

The article overall needs work so just reverting isn't enough. I cut back on the list but thought the author may be encouraged back to add more funny than wikipedia there. Who knows. If he comes back and reverts my edit then I will return it to the state it was in before he arrived. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 17:36, October 24, 2013 (UTC)
I'd have a go at it if I wasn't now about to eat some lentils and rice of which I, seriously, make the best ever. At least in some personal universes, including mine! I would prostitute myself for my lentils and rice, and often have. Aleister same day, same time as food appears
Do you eat the homosexual black lentils or do you prefer the puffter orange ones...or maybe the faggy green lentils. Or perhaps the manly invisible ones? --ShabiDOO 18:25, October 24, 2013 (UTC)
Green lentils, usually. I've never cooked with the black lentils, but have used orange ones. I should post a link to my recipe here, it's on Above Top Secret and the best way to look at it is to log in. Wait, I can just cut and paste the whole thing: nah, it's too long and there's more than one post. So here's the link. If you know any vegans they will love this, and if they are women you will have sex with them. Aleister

edit Napoleonic Wars

Sorry to bother you, your Royal Imperator, but I wondered if you could check through this article to make some improvements to our article to give it the touch of genius that turns it into a masterpiece? Also it might need some more images and you seem to pluck the perfect ones to fit straight out of the air. Thanks. Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 14:13, October 25, 2013 (UTC)

I will have a look for you. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 16:44, October 25, 2013 (UTC)
Oh my Jah~!, Romartus has agreed to maybe collab on Napoleonic Wars! Romartus, I beg of thee and thine and thou, to take it on as a full collab, and do anything you want to the language. Then we'll see what that looks like. But ScottPat should also understand that Romartus savors over his pages, he writes them for months, sometimes years. So I submit to all parties that Romartus take as long as he wants on the writing, even months, even years, and theneth thy masterpiece will be well on its way. Aleister sometime in the future, having come back from there to ask you to do this because you know what? In the future Napoleonic Wars will be as well known far and wide as the Mona Lisa or Beethoven's Ninth. That's why the future sent me here almost four years ago, to have a look at how to write fiction again, and see if I could do it, but it had sidejobs too, like nudging you guys to give it your all on this one. 25-10-'13 (a date which will become known in the history of this article - several scholarly and a few fiction books on this page are published every year - as the "Day of the Great Collab". Poems and children's books and all are written about it. And what's that dinner the leaders of the world host? Never mind, this post gets too long.
I gestate like a pregnant elephant. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 21:03, October 25, 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for the help. Aleister this is the longest running construction project I've ever had on an article. I started it in May. Admittedly that isn't years but I will constantly touch up articles. Thanks. Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 22:38, October 25, 2013 (UTC)
What? I did not write the above. None of the stuff in there is real, and if it was I'd have to totally deny it, which I'm doing. Time travel does not exist, or will it ever, it's just silly. So yeah, I hope they catch the guy who wrote that and give him what for. Aleister later that day

edit VFH glitches

When I click on VFH Recently Featured it only shows recently featured articles up to the date of 16th October 2013. However if I go on All Nominations then it shows the recently featured articles up to and including today's feature. Just wondering two things:

  • Is All Nominations meant to show recently featured articles on it because it didn't before?
  • Are you accidently updating the All Nominations Recently Featured Table and not the actual Recently Featured page's table?

Just a pointer in case you haven't noticed. It may be normal, I'm not sure. Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 22:53, October 25, 2013 (UTC)

It runs off a DPL, which means it only updates when the page is updated from the server end. This happens whenever someone edits the page, or purges it. You'll notice at the top of the page something about “purge this page”. I purged and it's updated. I also appear to have lost weight as a result.                               Puppy's talk page02:34 26 Oct 2013

edit {{P}}

Just had a thought. Based upon what ScottPat said above, I put together the above template (aka {{Open and purge}}). While I wouldn't suggest using this everywhere, links from things like {{Vfh header}}, or the nav bar on the left of the page mean that these pages would be being purged more regularly, and minimise the confusion of users like ScottPat above. This would also mean that timers like that on VFD would be updated by accessing the page from the nav bar, and make it easier to administer accurately. Given this is an enhancement to the site, rather than impacting on anyone's ability to navigate, I don't think this would require a forum to put in place.

My non-adminny state means I'm unable to put these edits in place, so figured I'd bring it to you.                               Puppy's talk page04:11 26 Oct 2013

You suggest we put these templates on the navigation bar? I don't see a problem. Which one though?? --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 09:50, October 28, 2013 (UTC)
VFH and VFD specifically.
As a aside, does your TOC do something odd for you on the Obama/gurning section? Are you seeing code spewing, or is that just me?
As a further aside, some colonials know what gurning is. Really uncommon word over here though.                               Puppy's talk page11:58 28 Oct 2013

edit Push present

Mimo has stated at VFH that this page doesn't have enough content. Can you think of historic births that might have been accompanied by a payment to the mother? Spıke Ѧ 23:32 28-Oct-13

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