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Rabbit Below

Don't mind if I do Spıke Ѧ 17:49 24-Apr-13

PS--Have you noticed? user Bwan continues a discussion on your archived (16) page. Spıke Ѧ 12:34 25-Apr-13

Thanks. I have left a reply there. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 12:53, April 25, 2013 (UTC)

EU edit

Thank you for the changes you made. However I do not see why my ECSC joke had to be deleted as I thought that was quite funny/clever and so did Sir Reverend P. Pennyfeather of the proofreading service. I won't revert it now only to ask you why you deleted that section. Thanks. Sir ScottPat Icons-flag-gb Scotland Flag 1 UnS CUN VFH (talk) 05:48, April 28, 2013 (UTC)

Actually I see what you've done. You've just rearranged it. Thanks. Sir ScottPat Icons-flag-gb Scotland Flag 1 UnS CUN VFH (talk) 05:52, April 28, 2013 (UTC)

No problem. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 11:16, April 28, 2013 (UTC)

Adventure Time With Finn and Jake

Have you seen this cartoon? It's so Joseph Campbell.

Also, I was looking at your user page, and was moved to see my name in your In Memoriam section. Not to tears, mind you, as when I think of my departed father, but moved nevertheless.

During my prolonged descent into less good health, I guess I'd forgotten that I had met some really cool dudes and dudessas on Uncyc. Cheers! Zimbuddha Rev. Zim (Talk) Get saved! 02:34, May 16, 2013 (UTC)

Hi Zim. You were always one of the best! Sorry to read your health is not so good but you are a welcome returnee! --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 17:29, May 16, 2013 (UTC)
Thanks, dude. I have always prefered your company to belching hyenas. Cheers! Zimbuddha Rev. Zim (Talk) Get saved! 17:31, May 19, 2013 (UTC)
I miswrote. I should have said I enjoy your company as much as that of belching hyenas. A high compliment, speaking as a Zim Buddhist. Zimbuddha Rev. Zim (Talk) Get saved! 02:17, June 9, 2013 (UTC)

A quick favor...

Could you lock down my former talk page user_talk:Denza252 until further notice? I don't get mails since my account was compromised by someone on this site. -- 20:48, May 16, 2013 (UTC)

Damn it. I'm sorry bout the multipost, the network said the connection kept getting dropped every time I saved the edit... so yeah. I'm sorry about that... -- 20:51, May 16, 2013 (UTC)
Locked for now. Suggest you create a new user name. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 06:35, May 17, 2013 (UTC)

A Request

Hi, Romartus. You couldn't possibly help me in reverting the vandals on the pages that were vandalised in last night's vandal attack, could you? Thanks. Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 06:50, May 17, 2013 (UTC)

OK. let me see. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 06:53, May 17, 2013 (UTC)

Thanks. A lot of articles are still left vandalised. Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 07:14, May 17, 2013 (UTC)

The vandal used three proxies. He has been here before. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 07:16, May 17, 2013 (UTC)

Probably the same one that attacked the night before. He'll probably be back for another round tonight. Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 08:40, May 17, 2013 (UTC)

More than likely. I will report this Sannse. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 08:43, May 17, 2013 (UTC)

Good idea. I would say that we should prepare for the vandal attack tonight but I don't know how we could prepare for it and also I'd be (and most other Brits would be) asleep so the American and Aussie's will have to deal with them. Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 08:46, May 17, 2013 (UTC)

Spike and Sims can check, I will also be looking too in case the Wolverhampton Wanderer does it again. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 08:48, May 17, 2013 (UTC)
Who? Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 08:54, May 17, 2013 (UTC)
BTW. Best to indent when replying (see other talk pages). It is the vandal's call sign. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 08:56, May 17, 2013 (UTC)
Sorry. Spike taught me to speak on talk pages by his way (everyone has there own indentation and stays on that). Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 09:00, May 17, 2013 (UTC)
OK. Thanks for the alert as regards today's damage and the reverting. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 09:07, May 17, 2013 (UTC)
I think there are still more articles with vandalism on. I was thinking about how to deal with mega vandalism attacks like this and I was thinking we ought to have some kind of bot to sort them out so we don't have to waste our lives editing afterwards. However I know nothing about programming or making bots. Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 09:15, May 17, 2013 (UTC)
It's being worked on. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 09:34, May 17, 2013 (UTC)
A humble observation from me, is that I've recently seen many sites get ddos'd, vandalized, and etc. I'm not saying there is some super secret plot or anything, but, I would leave some of the more vandalised pages unlocked, as bait for the vandal. If it were lock'd, it can't be accessed (or edited, whichever one you like). But an unlocked article can be a prime hotspot for the vandal, so it could work as bait. You don't really have to listen, its just a suggestion I'm making... -- 20:30, May 17, 2013 (UTC)
Thank you humble IP for your suggestion. Don't worry we don't hate IPs here. Please join if you wish. Thanks. Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 20:36, May 17, 2013 (UTC)
Anon, you are always thinking of our best interests! And after we change the permissions to make vandalism easier and "lure" the vandal, what then? announce, "You're under arrest"? Spıke Ѧ 20:46 17-May-13
This idea had actually occurred to me, to make a "bait page" in my userspace, and maybe have you set the abuse filter to automatically ban anyone editing that page. Unfortunately, this trap could also spring on an unaware newbie. -- Simsilikesims(♀GUN) Talk here. 02:06, May 18, 2013 (UTC)
To the point, banning doesn't work, as the current guy obtains new IPs with ease. All that has worked so far is to reduce the rate of his damage below the rate of our repair. At that point he ceases to be a newsmaker and the thrill is gone. Spıke Ѧ 02:29 18-May-13


Umm...... what? I've been in Thaiwan the last monht and I come back and find the strange stuff on my talk page and now I'm confused about what's happening. Why is my talk page blocked??!! The Infinite Otaku Emperor Denza252 02:00, May 18, 2013 (UTC)

Denza, check out User:SPIKE/2013-RFC#Denza252 acts out. Someone claimed to be you, locked out of your account by a ruse on IRC, and created several sockpuppets, one of which I banned. Spıke Ѧ 02:29 18-May-13
You begged me on IRC to unblock you, so I gave you 2 weeks countdown to unblocking, and now you come back and suggest that the sockpuppets were imposters? We need to know which account you really want to use, so that you can make up your mind and use that account and we can lock out the others. If your account has been hacked let us know so that you can create a new account and use the new unhacked account. Notably, you didn't use your IRC nick on the main #uncyclopedia channel, probably because it was blocked from that channel after IRC misbehavior. I wasn't there during the misbehavior to witness it, and I wasn't the one who blocked you from the IRC channel, so I can't fix that, but if your current account has been compromised, let us know, and let us know which account you plan to use in its stead. Also, your current signature STILL doesn't meet our signature standards. -- Simsilikesims(♀GUN) Talk here. 03:46, May 18, 2013 (UTC)
  • Someones clearly imposting me to slander my name. I don't know what's been going on while I was away but that wasn't me! This is obviously the account I'm using. Also I changed my signature to default for now so you don't have to worry about that now. Denza252 06:16, May 18, 2013 (UTC)
Wait a second, I only used to sign with that sign button, so the code didn't spill everywhere. Second, I haven't used that account, and the only reason I'm logging as an IP right now, is that my new account is still tempbanned. Of course, the reason why I'm not going into detail, is that I don't want to help the imposter. If anyone has half a brain, they would know that I would never go to Taiwan, and, since I use google chrome, it spellchecks me, so I wouldn't misspell that. And, I'm indian, hence, my first sig being the Indian Otaku. If you search logs, you'll find that as a IP, I used to sign as the Indian Otaku, or something. More details will be given after my new account is unblocked. And, I am MangaKaDenza, or TheFakeazneD525 , on IRC, and if you search logs, TheFakeazneD525, MangaKaDenza, and (while it was still my nick) Denza252, all shared the same IP. The IP that was mine. I only used either the freenode client, or more recently, kiwiirc client. If you really need more, then, PM me on there. Again, detail after I'm free to talk. -- 06:26, May 18, 2013 (UTC)
Are the two last comments written by two different people who both think they are Denza? Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 07:16, May 18, 2013 (UTC)
Do people want to be Denza??? Spıke Ѧ 10:54 18-May-13
No I'm Sparticus Denza! Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 11:04, May 18, 2013 (UTC)
I only want to be Romartus.--LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 22:38, May 18, 2013 (UTC)
(with a Scots accent) The name's Denza... Cre Denza. Zimbuddha Rev. Zim (Talk) Get saved! 17:35, May 19, 2013 (UTC)
007 Denza: You only live twice! Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 19:37, May 19, 2013 (UTC)
No, the names Addict510, DungeonSiegeAddict510, and I am the real Denza252(no seriously) so yeah. --The Slayer of Zaramoth DungeonSiegeAddict510 02:49, May 23, 2013 (UTC)
Oh my GOD! Not another bloomin' Denza. I didn't know Denza was such a popular name these days! (Is there some sort of magic sockpuppetry going on behind this??) Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 12:53, May 23, 2013 (UTC)
Gah! so many colons! Yep, its me, you can check my IP, matches the original one... And the IP beginning with 100 is from my school... Are we still talking about this? --The Slayer of Zaramoth DungeonSiegeAddict510 17:13, May 23, 2013 (UTC)
So this whole thing above was a joke just to wind us up a bit with your use of half-legal sockpuppetry. Good for you Denza, now write some articles before Spike sees this and bans you (only joking!). Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 19:22, May 23, 2013 (UTC)
Denza, DSA - whatever. Don't mess around with socks again. Stick to one account. Final warning. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 10:31, May 24, 2013 (UTC)
I did perma-ban Denza, for repeatedly diverting the site's good writers away from writing--which continues. Simsie brought him back. She owns him. Spıke Ѧ 12:32 24-May-13
Does that make me a sex slave to Simsie? Because, I'm too young for that... --The Slayer of Zaramoth DungeonSiegeAddict510 21:27, May 27, 2013 (UTC)


Dear Sir... I recently did an UnNews on Lindsay Lohan and it is not there and has racist remarks... Please advise. x Ticklethekeys - forget how to sign it sorry.

The site got vandalized twice last week. Hundreds of articles were affected. We are working on it. We will get to yours. If you wanted us to fix yours first, too bad, because you also forgot to include a link to the specific UnNews: There are dozens of Lindsay Lohan UnNews stories. The last one you wrote, Romartus himself repaired four days ago. But you also forgot to timestamp your message, so there's no idea whether you've seen this change, nor whether you are talking about some racism apart from the big attack. By the way, this is a wiki, anyone can edit anything, this stuff happens, and you can edit your own UnNews, or especially use the History tag to revert it to any point in the past. Forgetting is natural: Imposing on Romartus rather than trying to relearn and do it yourself is spoiled. Spıke Ѧ 12:13 20-May-13
I repaired the last Lohan story you wrote TickletheKeys. Is there another one? --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 22:23, May 20, 2013 (UTC)


This user, whom you dealt with about a year ago, is back on the site, and something new is emerging on his user page that looks as much like vanity as his past work. His contributions include a large number of photo uploads, telling his story in the archives of users' talk pages, and a small number of articles of no discernible humor or relevance to our readers. He asserts that his subject matter is a celebrity because he is on YouTube. Spıke Ѧ 19:22 24-May-13

Seems to be a minor irritant, no more for now. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 09:54, May 26, 2013 (UTC)
Much more minor since I deleted his current project for non-notability yesterday, also a dozen of his uploads that were only used in articles that had previously been deleted. Spıke Ѧ 11:25 26-May-13
Ok, noted. If he tries to re-create the article again, a ban will be justifiable. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 10:43, May 27, 2013 (UTC)

PLS Competition

Hi Romartus, thanks for taking interest. What role would you like to play in the competition: judge, participant...? No one else has offered to run it so far so I have attempted to set it up with some help from Shabidoo. If you think that it requires someone more experienced to run it please step in or point me in the direction of that person.

I have attempted to write up the competition rules and how it is going to be run on the PLS main page but I do not have permission to. Could you either grant me permission to edit that page or if you are going to run it write up how it is going to be run on that page please? We are hoping to run it in late June. Thanks. Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 08:20, May 27, 2013 (UTC)

I will be one of the judges. I can check through how it was managed before. Only admins can run this on the front page so I can do that. You can write about the competition again in UnSignpost and see who else wants to write an article in June. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 10:41, May 27, 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for the help Romartus. Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 11:16, May 27, 2013 (UTC)

Anna Pavlova

Romartus, could you, please, review my work (it is currently in my user space: User:Anton199/Anna Pavlova)? What I mean by a review, is just a few comments on how the article can be improved.

Spike has already done this and I corrected what he had asked to correct. The article on Anna Pavlova already exists in main space and I have tried to re-write it. He also said that you know a lot about culture and history and I need my article to become a lot better than the main space one, so I will be able to replace the latter. Thank you! Anton (talk) 17:03, May 28, 2013 (UTC)

The prior discussions are at Uncyclopedia:Votes for deletion/Archive273#Anna Pavlova and at User talk:SPIKE#Anna Pavlova. Spıke Ѧ 17:20 28-May-13
Didn't she keep dogs? Wait...that was Pavlov! I will have a look later tonight. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 19:35, May 28, 2013 (UTC)
OK I had a look Anton and added a few bits (which you are liberty to delete). I also moved the pics around. I also checked the existing story. There are a few bits on the existing article that would work with yours as well but I like what you're are doing --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 21:39, May 28, 2013 (UTC)

Thank you! The sport section is very good! Could you, please, tell me which parts from the mainspace version I can incorporate? Anton (talk) 10:36, May 29, 2013 (UTC)

Any or none of it. If you prefer, I will look at the one on the main space and see what we can retrieve. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 14:11, May 29, 2013 (UTC)

I added several sentences. I think there are no more suitable jokes left anymore but if you actually find some, it will be great. Anton (talk) 17:15, May 29, 2013 (UTC)

Cotswold Olimpick Games

ScottPat has noticed that Wikipedia's featured article today is pretty ridiculous on its own, and he is trying to do a spoof on it, whose principal benefit is if we could get it on the Main Page the same day or at least tomorrow. I put a garish template on it to guide the reader's interpretation--a technique I usually hate--as it has to be clear that the sole urgent purpose of this article is to be an instant tit-for-tat of Wikipedia. Would you please watch his progress and, if the article seems suitable, goose it onto the Main Page for a single day? Spıke Ѧ 19:12 31-May-13

Thanks awfully much old chap! If you live anywhere near the Cotswolds (or even if you don't) feel free to pop by and add some content. Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 19:15, May 31, 2013 (UTC)
I have finished the article. Spike may want to play about with it a bit more but it is ready for the front page (see Spike's comment above) if that is Ok with you. You may have a look at it yourself or touch it up if you want beforehand of course. Thanks. Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 08:40, June 1, 2013 (UTC)
I have added a few more images. I will now look through the text. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 09:56, June 2, 2013 (UTC)
I have a feeling that the effect may be ruined now as the article parodies the featured article that was on wikipedia two days ago but if you still approve we could main page it for today for the parody reasons. I spent a lot of time quickly writing it to be finished for yesterday. Thanks. Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 10:01, June 2, 2013 (UTC)
I will put it through the nom process as with other articles. It could have gone page 1 as an UnNews article but I am not sure about 'fast featuring'. If the story is good, it should be featurable at any time. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 10:04, June 2, 2013 (UTC)
The only reason Spike and I wanted to "fast feature" it then was to parody wikipedia's main page feature article but since that was two days ago now when Spike and I requested you to "fast feature" featuring the article wouldn't really be purposeful anymore but thanks for nomming it. Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 10:08, June 2, 2013 (UTC)
I hadn't logged in since Friday day time so missed your messages until today. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 10:12, June 2, 2013 (UTC)
That's ok. You're allowed to have a life even if some of us don't. Thanks. By the way I like your pictures for the article: Down with the Puritan Roundhead scum! Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 10:43, June 2, 2013 (UTC)


Just a small error on the PLS page. It says if you need help please talk to "me" and it directs to User:Zombiebaron who is no longer with us, I think it should direct to you. Thanks for running it! Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 14:32, June 2, 2013 (UTC)

Thanks..I will change that! --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 18:14, June 2, 2013 (UTC)

Also (sorry to bug you again) I have read the rules but just need clarification. Can the article we submit be created and worked on from now onwards or can we only create the article we submit after 11th June? Thanks. Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 14:49, June 2, 2013 (UTC)

I had a check, seems articles appeared only after that date last year. No doubt some had worked on their ideas beforehand off this site but don't publish here before that date. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 18:13, June 2, 2013 (UTC)
Got it, thanks. Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 18:25, June 2, 2013 (UTC)
About the competition: if you need any judges for some categories, I'd be willing to have a go. I might want to contribute to the main category, but am willing to judge the others. Sir Reverend P. Pennyfeather (fancy a chat?) CUN VFH PLS 21:40, June 2, 2013 (UTC)
That's fine, at least that is how I understand PLS. You can sign yourself down as a judge on the page link on PLS. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 21:52, June 2, 2013 (UTC)
Done, thanks. Sir Reverend P. Pennyfeather (fancy a chat?) CUN VFH PLS 22:04, June 2, 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for voting for me on writer of the month. Much appreciated. Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 05:28, June 4, 2013 (UTC)
You are on a good run and are now very much getting the hang of writing stuff for Unc. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 16:30, June 4, 2013 (UTC)
Thanks Romartus. I will be writing even more after I've finished my exams. Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 05:54, June 5, 2013 (UTC)


The IP vandal is using a bot or something, I can't revert everything. Please help. --The Slayer of Zaramoth DungeonSiegeAddict510 04:40, June 10, 2013 (UTC) (The reason the messages are the same is because I want to get this over with fast, so I'm using ctrl-c/v to ask all the admins... in case you were wondering)

Thank you so much. Also, I have recived information from an admin of the fork, who says that they are not responsible (this is a trustable admin) I reccommend a Special:Nuke on all his pages --The Slayer of Zaramoth DungeonSiegeAddict510 06:30, June 10, 2013 (UTC)
Per Denz, using Special:Nuke you can delete them all in a few seconds. -RAHB 06:45, June 10, 2013 (UTC)
Thanks RAHB. Much appreciated! --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 06:46, June 10, 2013 (UTC)
No problem. Cheers! -RAHB 06:47, June 10, 2013 (UTC)

Have a cookie!

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Now go play in traffic.


Not too important but just to clarify that you did not follow a wrong link and that Ukraine was a collaboration between Anton and I with help from Spike and the Reverend with formatting and spelling! Thanks. Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 16:04, June 10, 2013 (UTC)

Thanks Scott. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 10:47, June 12, 2013 (UTC)

ok so

I decided to stay here. On both sites. And now, as I saw you online, I'm asking your help on a small thing. This Flyingbird made an entry to PLS which he already has wrote on the other site, here, altough he/she modifyed it a bit. I thought about just roughly removing it from the competition (but not deleting the article or anything) as it kinda breaks the rules. What do you think? What's your opinion on this one? I don't want to do anything stupid. Cat the Colourful (Feed me!) Zzz Sleeping Cat 09:30, 12 June, 2013 (UTC)

Hmm PLS that it has appeared on the Fork? I don't know but I can ask the Chief as he has returned this week. Thanks for the alert. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 10:46, June 12, 2013 (UTC)
PS--For a long time, Flyingbird was on this website twice weekly for the sole purpose of flipping his "banana" illustration between a human and a chimpanzee. Simsie gave him a token ban ("decide already") and nothing changed and I followed it with a permaban, countermanded by Mhaille. Flyingbird has not aimed to be a contributor to this website, but at most a thorn in our side. If this competition invites Forkers over for a one-night stand, what is the point? It seemed they had mostly forgotten us, and that was fine with me. Spıke Ѧ 12:15 12-Jun-13
Oh yeah, I noticed that. But about the article; it's a bit breaking the rules of PLS as the idea is to write an article between the specified time. Flyingbird forked his own article from the other side which breaks the rules in a way. Well, let's see what Chief says, but in my opinion this shouldn't be allowed. But on the other hand, that is just my opinion. I'll let you guys decide. Cat the Colourful (Feed me!) Zzz Sleeping Cat 12:23, 12 June, 2013 (UTC)
On that I said nothing because I agree with you. If the competition is just between "an article," then I have dozens that no one has noticed. The competition is for "a new article"--that is, it is an excuse to prod writers to do new stuff that will make the site better. Spıke Ѧ 12:37 12-Jun-13
From what you both say, then I will remove Flying Bird's article and first suggest he/she try writing a brand new story". --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 16:02, June 12, 2013 (UTC)
The PLS is for original work, not receiving accolades for submitting the same work twice or in order to get two bites at the apple. If a user wishes to write an article and submit it for consideration for a competition they should do it here or on the fork not both. I would relax this policy where VFH and is concerned as featuring quality regardless of which wiki the author edits, can only benefit the wiki. I'd suggest Flyingbird's article be removed if it has not been already. --ChiefjusticeXBox360 16:43, June 12, 2013 (UTC)
Done and message left on FlyingBird's talk page with the explanation. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 17:55, June 12, 2013 (UTC)
Thanks Romartus, no problem at all! I thought the article had to be new on this uncyclopedia! On the other uncyclopedia I have written various articles, SPIKE should understand it is confusing for contributers, should they enter the same article on both uncyclopedia's or will there be a periodic merge? I have never seen anything of a token ban btw, only a drastic ban. I expected the illustration to be write protected if it would really be a big deal. That makes more sense than banning a user without warning, IMHO. Flyingbird (talk) 18:02, June 12, 2013 (UTC)
Not just new to this Unc but to the entire world of Wikis, Cracked, The name it. There is no restriction on authors regarding placing the same article on this Unc or the other Unc, just when it comes to competitions like PLS. Regards 'merging', it is up to a contributor if they want to put their articles on both sites but for the purpose of PLS, that should be done when the competition is closed. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 12:32, June 14, 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for your clarification, Romartus! I shall keep that in mind. Flyingbird (talk) 09:23, June 16, 2013 (UTC)

My welcome template

Er, so I made the revisions suggested by SPIKE, and I also made a few other changes, so could you give your opinion on it? User:DungeonSiegeAddict510/welcome to uncyc. It would be nice if you could. --The Shield of Azunai DSA510My Edits! 16:24, June 12, 2013 (UTC)

Regarding the Awards Page

As I said on SPIKE's talk page, I think that someone should reset the awards pages that are out of date. I mean, there are some with unclosed nominations from 2012! So, maybe someone could do that... --The Shield of Azunai DSA510My Edits! 04:12, June 13, 2013 (UTC)

A lot of awards fell out of use earlier this year when the site split. While the awards like Writer of the Month and Uncyclopedian of the Month are still running, others like the Footlitzer Prize, Reviewer of the Month and Potatochopper of the Month are more dormant. This is simply because we do not have people voting/taking an interest in these pages, when they were in use they were gathering one or two votes per month, I see little point in restarting them until we have a more sizeable community who can vote on and receive them. If there are any awards you feel should be brought back to life then by all means let us know and we can consider them individually. If your concern simply regards the archiving of these old award pages then I can do that later today. Also, this isn't my talk page. --ChiefjusticeXBox360 05:48, June 13, 2013 (UTC)

Question about PLS

Are we allowed to mainspace an article submitted for the PLS competition before judging the article proceeds or must we keep the article in user space until after the judging has finished? Thanks Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 13:09, June 13, 2013 (UTC)

It should live in user space until judging is finished. --ChiefjusticeXBox360 15:52, June 13, 2013 (UTC)
Ok, thanks. Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 18:42, June 13, 2013 (UTC)

I was stupid

My ban is due to run out on the 25th of June, but I have realised that what I did was very very stupid and that this site is not as bad as Multiliteralist makes it out to be. I will never do such a thing again, so if you could un-ban me, I would be ever so thankful. --IFYMB!

Strictly speaking, this message is ban evading but I have lifted the ban after this appeal. Don't let me down eh? --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 10:26, June 16, 2013 (UTC)
Ban lifted. Message on UN:OFFICE. Don't mess up again. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 11:14, June 16, 2013 (UTC)
Multiliteralist flogged his animus on my talk page. The underlying issue is his belief that the website is a diaper to hold each of his creative extrusions, while our (and notably my) belief is that the end product has to be attractive--that, as the writer is already here, what matters now is appealing to the reader--something that requires constraints which we have achieved through consensus. The difference of opinion is fair game; the tactic of bad-mouthing our site is not, nor using IFYMB! as a proxy--though, in not discouraging this behavior, the instigators of the Fork are using many others as proxies. Spıke Ѧ 13:23 16-Jun-13
We They are? --IFYMB! (talk) 13:38, June 16, 2013 (UTC)
Regards IFYMB's ban - I have shortened it by 10 days but that account is on probation until 25 August 2013. I will monitor it for that time. That closes that chapter in my view. Regards other registered users, if they want to come here again, I will follow the precedents created by previous admins on this site if they start or continue to misbehave. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 14:24, June 16, 2013 (UTC)
I have also left a message on Sims page. Apologies for not alerting you and Sims about lifting the ban. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 14:34, June 16, 2013 (UTC)
Wait, am I about to be banned again? IFYMB! (talk) 14:37, June 16, 2013 (UTC)
No. Carry on here. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 14:47, June 16, 2013 (UTC)


Thank you for stating I am getting better, I assume you at least got a chuckle out of my last UnNews story. And uh, hopefully I sign this right. --ZhenBang (talk) 07:33, June 21, 2013 (UTC)

We all have to start somewhere. Welcome. Add the sig after you have finished your line, not below it as if you were writing a letter. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 07:48, June 21, 2013 (UTC) have! Duh!! Ignore that bit of advice. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 07:49, June 21, 2013 (UTC)

Grammar question

Romartus, you obviously were paying attention in school, surely in History and Latin and perhaps even in English Grammar. Come bail me out from a hole I have dug into! Spıke Ѧ 18:38 23-Jun-13

OK, but I did not study Latin at school!--LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 18:41, June 23, 2013 (UTC)
God I hate Latin. It's a dead language. English people speaking Latin is an outdated stereotype now! Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 18:47, June 23, 2013 (UTC)
Boris Johnson speaks Latin it like a native but with a 'Lord Haw-Haw' accent. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 19:35, June 23, 2013 (UTC)
Yep so true. Perhaps Latin is still widely-spoken in the upper class but no longer in the middle class. We no longer need to pass a Latin exam to get into Oxbridge. Latin is the language of philosophers when they've run out of ideas but still want to get paid and the Pope's dictatorship (pardon me if you're Catholic!). Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 19:49, June 23, 2013 (UTC)

Regarding PLS

Seeing as we have almost all the entries in one category, it seems a bit unfair to judge normally. I think it might be a good idea to give out templates as normal, but perhaps only give out one or two actual prizes to the best of the lot. Unless, of course, more entries are received. What are your thoughts on this? Sir Reverend P. Pennyfeather (fancy a chat?) CUN VFH PLS 19:58, June 23, 2013 (UTC)

I agree with the Reverend here. I hope there are more applicants for the collaboration, re-write and illustration articles as these are most lacking. Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 20:14, June 23, 2013 (UTC)
Those who have agreed to become judges can consider this once the contest is closed and the judging bit kicks in. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 23:05, June 23, 2013 (UTC)
If the judges could extend the deadline by a day I could get an article done. Just saying. --ShabiDOO 23:54, June 23, 2013 (UTC)
Can't see a problem with that. I am sure PLS has had some flexibility with a day extension. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 07:13, June 24, 2013 (UTC)
You now have an extra day to polish your masterpiece Shabidoo. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 12:52, June 24, 2013 (UTC)
Thank you. Your nipples are showing through your tight tee-shirt Romartus! --ShabiDOO 15:01, June 24, 2013 (UTC)

OH GOD PLEASE! Postpone it ONE more day! I beg of you! I just got an idea from staring at Vocaloid for a few minutes, and I really want to try to write this. I know that you have already extended the date one day, but please! I beg of thy infinite omnipotence, just ONE MORE DAY! I'll do anything to get my complete article in! (Its the bottommost link in my "Personal Article Quicklink" section) So, could you maybe consider making a small extention? I hope I didn't seem too... desparate/overbearing/stupid in that request. Thanks in advance. --The Shield of Azunai DSA510My Edits! 05:28, June 25, 2013 (UTC)

You'll do anything to get your article in, you say...WRITE BLOODY FASTER. Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 06:05, June 25, 2013 (UTC)
Ah forget it, I cant write it in time... I'm sorry if I accidentally made you postpone it. Oh well, I shall try next year, after I hone my writing abilities to a fine point. To sum it up... Disregard my last message--The Shield of Azunai DSA510My Edits! 08:28, June 25, 2013 (UTC)
OK. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 11:09, June 25, 2013 (UTC)

Drew Brees

In parallel with your {{ICU}}, I reviewed this on the author's talk page.

You postpone PLS "as per request from a contributor"? You are such a pushover! That isn't sport! May we count that "six" as a seven? Spıke Ѧ 13:20 24-Jun-13

Also called being flexible. I ran the request past the other two judges on PLS. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 13:23, June 24, 2013 (UTC)

Hmmph! then they are all pushovers! Spıke Ѧ 13:32 24-Jun-13

Perhaps not contributing to PLS isn't being a sport either, Spike. (Hint, hint) Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 19:11, June 24, 2013 (UTC)

If it is time to suggest how other users should use their time here, I am spending most of mine patrolling IP edits, hint hint. Spıke Ѧ 19:21 24-Jun-13

It is not unlike patrolling that ice wall in Game of Thrones ScottPat. Out there be blue-eyed zombies....--LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 19:51, June 24, 2013 (UTC)
"No taxation without representation." No representation without taxation - Don't judge Romartus' judging when you take no part in his competition. Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 19:55, June 24, 2013 (UTC)
No representation without taxation would mean losing your vote if you became a student, a mother or an old age pensioner - if you mean income tax. Otherwise everyone pays tax - VAT for example. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 21:59, June 24, 2013 (UTC)
Yes it would Romartus and this country never adopted that rule for those reasons, however a certain country over the Atlantic (clue: between Canada and Mexico) loves to go around boasting this statement/rule as it is their founding rule and why they split off from the British in the first place (the American colonists had no representation in British government but were still forced to pay tax). Despite the fact that ex-pats have to pay tax there still but are not allowed to vote as they are not US citizens (however the Republicans and GW were very desperate and did attempt to overide that rule illegally a few times). If Spike does not believe in one of his country's founding principles then it raises the question in my head as to why the flip they wanted to split off from us if both countries have ended up as liberal, educated, first-world countries (as opposed to Britain turning into a fundementalist, autocracy). Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 06:03, June 25, 2013 (UTC)
The UK only allows its citizens and those from the Irish Republic (from the time when Ireland was part of the UK) to vote in General Elections. EU citizens resident can vote locally and in EU elections but are not extended that right for British General Elections. So I see no fundamental difference. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 07:00, June 25, 2013 (UTC)
As an add, Commonwealth citizens can also vote if they are resident in the UK . --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 07:06, June 25, 2013 (UTC)
I am confused as to what you mean by difference. What are you specifically comparing? All I am saying is that if you are to uphold the general stance that you should not be able to influence the output of something if you put no input in then Spike should not dictate how you run PLS if he contributes nothing to it. (That is fine if he doesn't obviously although his reccomendations should not be taken seriously). Anyway it was a jokey comment from Spike and I have only helped it get out of hand as you obviously weren't going to listen to him. I am glad EU and Imperial citizens have the vote. I am proud to be part of a democratic country, in the US despite their rule being "No taxation without representation" ex-pats (foreigners living in US for work related reasons) must pay all forms of tax but have no political representation which means they do not hold to their founding principles and have a less democratic system than the country they broke away from despite the fact the break-away was to create a more democratic country focusing on those rules. (Or unofficially but with merit to true reason for the formation of America was that religious fundamentalists had been oppressed after there two failed attempts to secure power in England and turn the country into a religious fundamentalist paradise (gunpowder plot and civil war) and so finally resorted to making their own country as England was too liberal for them which goes against the whole idea of the US being founded on liberal principles). Both reasons show that there was a huge loss of life and money and effort were all for nothing considering we now end up with two democratic states instead of one[,] but with more life lost. However the American Revolution allowed the British to win the Napoleonic and Boar wars thanks to learning about how US guerillas defeated line infantry and by the use of light infantry taken from the French idea upgrading the British infantry (not army) into the most, trained, intelligent and disciplined force in Europe and winning battles with their tactics against superior French in battles such as Maida, Corona and Rolica. Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 19:15, June 25, 2013 (UTC)
Hey..where are the paragraphs? I think the USA and the UK were bound to split in the end. If it wasn't in 1776, it could have happened at the same time when the Spanish colonies broke away from Spain in the early 19th century. Britain didn't 'win' the Napoleonic wars, it was a victory of a coalition of other powers against France that did for Boney in the end. Wellington's army at Waterloo was Anglo-Dutch-Belgian-German and of those who were 'British', a lot were actually Irish. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 21:54, June 25, 2013 (UTC)
Perhaps I should have been more clear. The reason why Britain was able to win her battles after the reforms of the army by Sir John Moore (after 1805. First test of new tactics was Battle of Maida, in the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies) was due to learning from mistakes made in dealing with both French and American forces in the US Revolutionary War.
33% of Wellington's force were British, which was a higher proportion than in Marlborough's army. Overall command was British and Britain until WW1 had always fought with primarily mercenary (or allied troop donations) in their armies on European campaigns (even Peninsula war a lot of the army was KGL (Hannoverian) and Portugeuse). Therefore I would count this as a British victory as British victories had always been with mainly mercenaries and allied troops in their army. Wellington didn't trust the Dutch troops especially to a certain extent so although 33% of his force was British, many of the Dutch troops did not take part in the battle as they either protected supply line, formed a Dutch reserve division or were kept behind the hill as "re-enforcments." That's not to say Dutch troops did not fight, as they did and the Dutch 6th Infantry Division held off the Middle Guard (part of Napoleon's famous Imperial Guard) while a British infantry regiment broke and almost fled beside the Dutch troops.
As Ireland was part of Britain then they would be regarded as British but of course it is well known that many Irish men fought on Boney's side as mercenaries and were defeated in a British raid on the Dutch coast. Most infantrymen in those days were prisoners as everyone else was employed in necesity agriculture and so needed to work the farm and not fight.
USA and UK were bound to split once the religious fundamentalists realised their dream of running a country where state could not influence religion in the USA. Of course one Henry VIII's finest achievements was to overcome that age old problem that state had to bow down to religion by finally get the state to dominate over religion. Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 06:12, June 26, 2013 (UTC)

RE:The many proxies of our friend "Brit-slayer"

He doesn't seem to want to stop. I suggest protecting all pages with the word "Brit" or "British" in them, for at least a week or so, from IP editing, and also to set the abuse filter to ban anyone who registers with some permutation of "Brit-slayer" (If thats possible). --The Shield of Azunai DSA510My Edits! 08:05, July 2, 2013 (UTC)

We have protected a number of Brit-related subjects and reverted the vandalism. If anymore action is required, that will be done. Thanks for the alert. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 08:19, July 2, 2013 (UTC)
I don't know about you, but it does seem a particularly pointless thing to do, doesn't it? It's always the same text and it is somewhat lacking in humour. If you could protect Tony I of the United Kingdom I'd be grateful, as it's become a target. Sir Reverend P. Pennyfeather (fancy a chat?) CUN VFH PLS 15:23, July 3, 2013 (UTC)
Ok. I was thinking about it but no problem to protect an article. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 15:34, July 3, 2013 (UTC)
Seeing as he always posts the same text, mightn't it be possible to set up an abuse filter triggered by a random phrase from it? Preferably one which wouldn't really come up anywhere else. I don't know much about these sorts of things, but it may be worth looking into. Sir Reverend P. Pennyfeather (fancy a chat?) CUN VFH PLS 22:42, July 3, 2013 (UTC)
I was thinking the same thing, an abuse filter set to permaban for the text would make it much easier to deal with this guy. --The Shield of Azunai DSA510My Edits! 00:05, July 4, 2013 (UTC)
This is now done (in AF7). Spıke Ѧ 03:30 4-Jul-13

Again, Brit-Slayer

He made a brief appearance, before one of the attack robots got him... and apparantly, he's hit the fork too... and he also uploaded a decent image... just a quick summary of events and info. --The Shield of Azunai DSA510My Edits! 10:25, July 4, 2013 (UTC)

I checked the logs. Thanks. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 10:58, July 4, 2013 (UTC)
Yeah, he got us, but we can actually stop him. IFYMB! (talk)

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