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Could you, please, check Forum:RRRRRotM? Anton (talk) 13:56, March 6, 2014 (UTC)

ScottPat left a message there. And please don't think that I am the only interested. I am following most of the reviews right now to check if there are any problems with formatting, and I see that we do we have enough reviewers for the award. Please! Anton (talk) 17:59, March 10, 2014 (UTC)

Secret Cow Level (Legend of Zelda)

You tagged Secret Llama Level (Legend of Zelda)‎‎ with {{WIP}} and I dropped a note to the author and cleared the article's Patrolled flags. Do you have an opinion on the longer piece? Spıke Ѧ 23:19 6-Mar-14

I wasn't sure if it was complete or not. I don't have an opinion on the article as such.--LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 08:34, March 7, 2014 (UTC)

Well, I do, and just gave it a big old {{ICU}} (needs pix and possible refocus) after advising the author yesterday that these page titles might never be searched for. Now we are almost fully patrolled — Spıke Ѧ 11:16 7-Mar-14

Air Force Slang

— but what to do about Air Force Slang, which overnight received a new dollop of information that more catalogues than amuses? Spıke Ѧ 11:16 7-Mar-14

Looks like the work of someone who knows the slang but it isn't really an article? I don't know is the honest answer. We could back some of it but if the article is just a list - ermmmm. I just wonder if it is an original work or imported from elsewhere but we won't know the answer. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 14:04, March 7, 2014 (UTC)

I am sure the contributions are original, as it was contributed over time from a variety of sources, which I am willing to believe are all in the US Air Force; but the material is not original but part of the institutional culture. Again, my concern is that the article is being used to catalog humor that occurs elsewhere, rather than write new stuff. Comparable to our catalog of foreign-language dialects and swears. Spıke Ѧ 14:47 7-Mar-14

There are probably a lot of articles like this, we only noticed this one when a vandal added something stupid and got reverted. Perhaps it could be locked for now. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 16:52, March 7, 2014 (UTC)

I didn't revert him. If the article belongs on site, it ought not be frozen against him or future contributions, but that's a big if. I will ask the voters on VFD. It might also merit a Forum. Spıke Ѧ 17:08 7-Mar-14

I think there was a misunderstanding

I don't know whether you forgot about Reviewer of the Month (I won't blame you if you did, it would be surprising if you didn't with all the things you are currently doing!) or if you don't think it needs a response, but it could as well be the latter. In which case, I think there is a misunderstanding. On the forum, I left all the names of people who have recently made a Pee Review, so you can see that I am definitely not the only reviewer, and so if the award is opened, I won't be the only one interested!

You could think I was worrying about it so much because I wanted to get one (even if it is that, I don't blame you, because I may have sounded too excited), but I assure you that these are not my motivations. I would like to make this site more active and the paradox which I talked about in the forum (you are not allowed to clean the dust out of a corner in the room, because it seems too dusty) annoyed me very much, especially because there were many people who contributed to Pee Review and deserved the award!

I hope that if there was a misunderstanding, it is not there anymore, and please, if you have any doubts about what I am doing, ask me - I will always be willing to answer!

So do you think the page can be unlocked? Anton (talk) 20:34, March 12, 2014 (UTC)

I unlocked the page yesterday but I can't find a way (yet) of removing the message about it not being active. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 22:34, March 12, 2014 (UTC)
That was put there by {{Historical}}, now gone. Spıke Ѧ 22:40 12-Mar-14
Thanks Spike. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 07:54, March 13, 2014 (UTC)
Thank you! Anton (talk) 13:45, March 13, 2014 (UTC)
And thank you for reviving another Uncyclopedia institution! Spıke Ѧ 13:51 13-Mar-14


CSS3 lets you create "gradients" to give the impression that a graphic is a photo without using photos. It's visible in my signature and at {{Writing funny stuff}} in the Welcome messages. It's documented at {{LinearGradient}}. It's coded two ways to catch some old browsers, but ScottPat and Anton199 claim they can't see it, for which it is coded a third way. If you are in the business of creating signatures for people, this might help. (But Harold Stone will still have to execute the complicated procedure in UN:SIG to put it into effect.) Spıke Ѧ 11:42 14-Mar-14

PS--Mind what I said about huffing commercial spam! You've given last night's advertiser a bit more play via summary in RecentChanges! Spıke Ѧ 11:45 14-Mar-14


As you may know, I am in the process of improving the 1990s article. However, I'm not really knowledgable when it comes to the culture of that decade. I asked SPIKE if he was, and he said you might have more vivid memories than him. Could you perhaps add some more content to the article? I want it to be a parody of the typical nostalgia-blind "90s kid" (no offense if you're one of them).--EpicWinner (talk) 02:06, March 15, 2014 (UTC)

I can't have been a '90s kid' as that was for me - back in the 70s! I had a look at the article. I made one minor edit. I was wondering if it would be better structured if you broke up the subject into categories. Also the article is naturally skewed towards someone growing up in the USA - so it would be an American 90s Kid. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 11:58, March 15, 2014 (UTC)
Would it be possible for you (or someone else) to do a Pee Review on the article (request is here)?--EpicWinner (talk) 23:58, March 16, 2014 (UTC)
I plan to do a Pee Review on P_e_r_f_e_c_t_A_t_h_l_e_t_i_c_i_s_m's article first. You can ask another editor to review it. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 08:22, March 17, 2014 (UTC)


You couldn't make these templates open for us to edit? They are horribly out of date and some have red links. Thanks. Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 09:29, March 16, 2014 (UTC)

I checked. It's only locked against I.P.s and brand new registered users. Can you not edit?--LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 10:57, March 16, 2014 (UTC)
I think all of the portals are out of date. Portal:Portals. Anton (talk) 11:58, March 16, 2014 (UTC)
The Portals were inactive sometime ago before the split, in fact I don't think they were ever that active. Uncyclopedia reminds me of Medieval Rome living within the ruins of Ancient Rome. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 18:11, March 16, 2014 (UTC)

UnNews:Missing Malaysian plane may have flown to the Moon

I have two edits in here. One is a light copy-edit (only the first place in the dateline is capitalized, and you need " -- " if the podcast ever starts working again).

The second edit is a new third paragraph that is more fact-based; your option. Spıke Ѧ 11:07 17-Mar-14

On the Front Page, I'll flip the two side-by-sides to put this alongside the WTF story — but I need a better photo: The beauty queen doesn't relate, and the newspaper page would look busy as a thumbnail. 11:12 On second thought, we could make it work with a quotation from Jackie Gleason. Spıke Ѧ 11:26 17-Mar-14

The 'beauty queen' is Eddie Izzard. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 12:27, March 17, 2014 (UTC)

Yuck. I feel gay. In other website news: Nick123 has stepped forward as VFD Poopsmith (and VFD has fresh meat for you to vote on); Alpalwriter, on the other hand, seems to have mistaken us for ED; Pummel had a rage-quit last night; and GigavoltHekamaks had several, but each of shorter duration. Spıke Ѧ 12:35 17-Mar-14

I had a look at Alpalwriter's article. Yes - more ED than UN. Since it is off main space, I was going to see where he was going with it before commentating on it. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 12:49, March 17, 2014 (UTC)


Hi Rom, mind having a quick glance at the start I've made to a rewrite of the Police article here? I'm wanting to know if I should continue in the style I've started in or whether you think it's going to get a bit repetitive. Secondly, is it funny? That's very important.

I always struggle with my own work, I can't even reread my featured articles without my hand twitching towards the delete button. I'd appreciate if you could have a quick read and let me know. --ChiefjusticeDS 09:26, March 21, 2014 (UTC)

Will do! --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 09:55, March 21, 2014 (UTC)
I like the basic idea - a copper's pen is more important that gun training or driving fast cars. Perhaps that could be added at the start aimed at those recruits who want to be policemen to play with guns and fast cars. I also thought the Sergeant's name could be linked to a less obvious pun on words describing the police or criminal activity. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 10:23, March 21, 2014 (UTC)
Yes, I liked your name a lot more than the one I suggested. Cheers for the suggestions and proofreading, I'll have another look at it later. --ChiefjusticeDS 11:36, March 21, 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for the images. I'm still trying to decide which style to use for the article. I woke up in a cold sweat after thinking about the other one for too long. --ChiefjusticeDS 20:26, March 23, 2014 (UTC)
I liked in the style of an induction course. A pen is mightier than a taser. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 21:58, March 23, 2014 (UTC)

I've finished the article and replaced the mainspace version at Police. I'll be putting the article onto Pee Review shortly, but would appreciate your thoughts. I didn't go for the induction course style in the end as I ran out of ideas. I changed the style to be more encyclopaedic but I tried to weave the stuff that I'd already written into the new style. Again, thanks for the images you contributed. --ChiefjusticeDS 11:42, March 25, 2014 (UTC)

OK Chief, I will have a look. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 13:57, March 25, 2014 (UTC)


While you are adding illustrations to Police, can you spare a couple for Accountant? Does ScottPat's new final section of puns seem as contrived/tortured as I called it on his talk page? Spıke Ѧ 15:40 25-Mar-14

OK, I will have a look there too.--LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 16:03, March 25, 2014 (UTC)

Got some for Paramedic? Spıke Ѧ 23:32 25-Mar-14

Virgin Mary

You gave this article protection against Anon vandalism; not for long enough, I think, and Viking55 was in just before Anon doing more of the same, which he has also done at Satan. I reverted that edit too, and have given him a warning on his talk page, but anticipate even more of the same the day the ban expires. Spıke Ѧ 21:43 25-Mar-14

UnNews:UK Bishop Behind Same Sex Couples‎‎

This has been submitted by a long-time Uncyclopedian who doesn't know the first thing about writing an UnNews. It doesn't do anything for me but resemble a drive-by "homophobia" slap against a cleric. Can it include enough background to at least show how it is trying to be funny? Should it be "mercy-moved" to userspace? Spıke Ѧ 22:22 28-Mar-14

Today is the first time gay couples were legally allow to marry in England. So that is topical. The main photo needs re-sizing but I can add a link to the main story. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 22:25, March 28, 2014 (UTC)

Cheers; but it would be a damned fine thing if the UnNews also mentioned this context to the foreign reader. 22:34 Ah! your Source does exactly that. Spıke Ѧ 22:36 28-Mar-14

Yep, done it and added a quick paragraph. I have also left a message on the writer's page that he should create an UnNews in the correct place next time. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 22:41, March 28, 2014 (UTC)

HowTo:Fry an egg

Thank you for the links, proofreading and the feature! Very appreciated! Anton (talk) 12:14, March 29, 2014 (UTC)

No problem! Good article that deserved to be featured. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 15:02, March 29, 2014 (UTC)

{{RecentUnNews}} and that image template

Hey. With that template the idea is the to change the link and text variables to match the relevant article pictured. I was going to change it but couldn't work out what article was pictured. I'm going to adjust it back to default, but what the heck is that image?                               Puppy's talk page08:42 am 31 Mar 2014

Never mind. I came in mid-editing.                               Puppy's talk page08:44 am 31 Mar 2014
Ok. I try to refresh the images of articles everyday - even if the story hasn't changed. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 10:04, March 31, 2014 (UTC)
Cool. I was thinking on that template - would also work on the FA as well. It's just a user-friendly image float right when you get down to it. The main thing is defaulting the link, size and tooltip/alt text. While it's specific to UnNews, I was thinking of stripping it back to a more generic {{img right}}, and have that other template feed off that.
Yes, I've started playing with templates again. And my signature. Really have to get back to a few other projects on back-burner as well.                               Puppy's talk page10:16 am 31 Mar 2014
Good! Let's get the party (re-)started here. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 12:32, March 31, 2014 (UTC)

What film is image File:Jovian1x.jpg that you uploaded from-- 01:14, April 1, 2014 (UTC)

I think it is from the 1930s film Cleopatra with Claudette Colbert at her minxy best. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 06:59, April 1, 2014 (UTC)
Try                               Puppy's talk page07:04 am 01 Apr 2014
A good source for film stuff (I have used it often here). --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 07:05, April 1, 2014 (UTC)
A search by image from your image brought it up. First time I've come across it.                               Puppy's talk page07:09 am 01 Apr 2014

Black box

I am clearing the 2-spot to run your imminent UnNews side-by-side with UnNews:No additional bodies found. Spıke Ѧ 10:06 4-Apr-14

Surely Obama stated that, if he had a son, it would look just like that black box (only, a little less boxy). Spıke Ѧ 10:12 4-Apr-14

I am going with a 'music angle' for this one. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 10:24, April 4, 2014 (UTC)

The current title gives too much away! Spıke Ѧ 10:25 4-Apr-14

Probably. See what we think later. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 10:29, April 4, 2014 (UTC)

You are on the Front Page now. Spıke Ѧ 10:41 4-Apr-14

It's reached the end of the month...or rather last month - we are now in the next month... what's happening with these: Uncyclopedia:Writer of the Month, Uncyclopedia:Uncyclopedian of the Month etc.? No one has got above 5 votes so I think we should just delete noms and not give out any awards but I'll leave the decision with you. Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 14:53, April 5, 2014 (UTC)

Also Macboswell has succesfully won the Uncyclopedia:Potatochopper of the Month from two months ago but still hasn't received the award. Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 14:58, April 5, 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for the alert. Will sort out today. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 08:20, April 6, 2014 (UTC)
Sorry, I've done it! I don't know when you were looking, Scott, at the awards but Phranks Sinatra had six votes at WotM, as well as you at UotM. Anton (talk) 16:13, April 10, 2014 (UTC)

North African Campaign

Hey Romartus! Thanks to a great review by the Chief I have expanded and re-written this old article of mine and now it desperately needs some images. I have added a few myself where appropriate but am at a loss for ideas of what other images to put on. You've always seemed good with that sort of stuff so I was wondering if you could just take a minute or two to put some more images on the article. Thanks! Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 15:11, April 9, 2014 (UTC)

OK. I will have a look. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 17:28, April 9, 2014 (UTC)
Cheers! Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 17:32, April 9, 2014 (UTC)
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