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edit Rembrandt

I wrote on my other talkpage to say I am more interested in your ideas and criticism than your images, which I have enough of. I'm not sure if this link will work (fuck off wikia) but here is Rembrandt now: http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Everyotherusernamewastaken/Rembrandt By the way I'm liking the Raphael portrait. --Sigphoto|(get dtf) 13:53, January 10, 2015 (UTC)

OK. I will check later. You can add links from here if it is relevant to the discussion - which it is. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 15:23, January 10, 2015 (UTC)

edit ramblings

In answer to your question of yesterday there's this (a huge reason why the article, or if not the article at least the history, should be deleted), please read the interview in the first post. People working on it and probably the staff and offices of wikia itself are not considered civilians, but enemy combatants. Maybe this note can be deleted as well once you read it, thanks. And who dares awake London Underground 14:04 10 January, 2015 (UTC)

Let me speak more clearly than you are doing. Given an UnNews that did not violate but merely mocked the Muslim notion that no one should display a picture of the prophet, you are pointing offsite to the words of a savage, recently killed in a shoot-out of his making, that implies that our publication would include us in a set of people he feels justified in murdering. You are suggesting that we appease the dead savage and censor ourselves, then delete your request. Censorship is not appropriate, and communicating threats to our contributors is not appropriate. Separately, go to hell. Spıke Ѧ 14:29 10-Jan-15
London Underground is obviously referring to the mohammad article itself, which is linked in the unnews. The people who worked on it and put in the pictures and really insulting stuff are now looked upon as enemy combatants, per the interview linked. By linking that page to this unnews, and keeping the history of the page intact, yes, we are putting people and the offices and personnel of wikia in danger. Not play danger, real danger, real-world soldier-vs-enemy danger. Please address that, and please get rid of the Mohammad article or, as Mr. Underground asks, at least the history pages. That just makes very common sense, and I don't know why that hasn't been acted upon already (the history). I remember I put the article up for deletion, and it was saved. And now at this exact time it has to be linked in main page articles? Uncy is playing with fire here, and I ask for people at wikia to be immediately called and consulted about deleting both it and, or at least, the history page. And by immediately I mean right now, pick up the phone. Aleister 15:09 10 1 15
Think we getting a bit overdone on all of this. Article remains, so does the history. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 15:25, January 10, 2015 (UTC)
I don't think it's overdone. Have you read and seen the mohammad page? Again, I ask you or someone to call the people in charge of Wikia, and do so now. You don't think this can escalate? This isn't about user and admin, this is a real world situation which could be publicized, tweeted, linked to facebook, etc, at any moment. Even if the page is kept, there is no reason to keep the history, especially in this era of insanity. Have you read the interview linked above? Aleister 15:32 10 1 15
My own view on the article is that what we have there is the least worst option. Hiding the history solves nothing and I think you're being a touch 'Alesterical' about this. Stop watching Fox News. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 22:15, January 10, 2015 (UTC)

edit Adamwashere

We have an unhappy customer; it might help for a third party to review and intervene, as he thinks I have it in for him (and not just for his edits). Spıke Ѧ 13:44 11-Jan-15

OK, let me see. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 13:54, January 11, 2015 (UTC)

My reply to him references Special:DeletedContributions/Adamwashere, such as the never-used File:HeySpike!.png.

Left a message. I think the change was too drastic anyway. The example of Washington DC is different in that it was created as 'super state' about the others deliberately. Like Canberra in Australia or Brasilia in Brazil. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 14:07, January 11, 2015 (UTC)

edit Raphael

Deadline for edits has passed! My category (one entry!) is already judged! Spıke Ѧ 14:47 11-Jan-15

Oh, I hadn't checked the date. I wasn't expecting mine to be a winner anyway - just a space filler. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 14:48, January 11, 2015 (UTC)

edit User:Romartus/Amazon Women

You own it!

Problem user Adamwashere has invited his girlfriend aboard, telling her to watch out for me. I explained at User talk:Karaishererightnow‎ that she doesn't have to, and he has to watch quite carefully. I expect them back on in a few hours (western Canada). Spıke Ѧ 23:19 15-Jan-15

Thanks for moving Amazon women. See if I can improve what was there. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 13:33, January 16, 2015 (UTC)

edit UnNews:Pope counter-punches in free-speech fight

Amazing news story, and good treatment! I've copy-edited it and added a little. Spıke Ѧ 13:05 16-Jan-15

That's fine Spike, thanks for the edits. I may tinker with it a little more but UnNews articles are better being 'briefer' without going into detail - that's why the link is important. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 13:32, January 16, 2015 (UTC)

As always, I think that providing some baseline background in the story would make the reader laugh enough to click the link. It is much funnier lifting stuff from the Source that shows the Pope's repeated references to assault, than to have the reader think we made the "boxing" theme up out of thin air.

Separately, we have a new submission, UnNews:Saudi Fuckfest on Hold, written overtly to disparage Saudi Arabia (not that it doesn't deserve it) rather than amuse. I'm thinking Mercy Move. Spıke Ѧ 14:01 16-Jan-15

PS--Did more than thinking, with recommendations to author Necessary Evil. Spıke Ѧ 15:54 16-Jan-15

edit UnNews:World's most unreliable clock reset again

I don't know what to do about this UnNews from veteran but very sporadic contributor Jimlemon. It is at heart advocacy — its humor is to show that the nuclear-armageddon activists are already funny because they are so stupid. It is not entirely advocacy, as when it takes a fun turn into Daylight Savings Time, and I happen to agree that the butt of this joke have made themselves a butt. If it were a jaunty slam at a favorite politician, I might not be so undecided. It is marked {{Original}} (I coded it correctly) but in fact is based on a news story from yesterday, that the "doomsday clock" got adjusted based on data pulled from a bodily orifice. What do you think? Spıke Ѧ 15:27 23-Jan-15

I know you are a 'hammer' as regards advocacy here Spike but as you can see the Daily Mail on-line, that is full of 'advocacy' by American newspaper standards. Anyway, an UnNews has always been a lot broader than perhaps the other articles here. The story at least relates to something in the news rather than just riff on a totally obscure subject. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 19:04, January 23, 2015 (UTC)

edit Needing attention

Cipica I of England has been put back in mainspace over my userspacing. Cipica could be the Engineering College at Ica, Peru, or vanity from one of two Facebook accounts, but at Wikipedia, it's nothing.

Funnybony's latest UnNews on the dead Saudi king is more unveiled advocacy with just enough puns to technically qualify for admission. Unlike the others, it is an overtly tasteless anti-eulogy. Spıke Ѧ 22:05 24-Jan-15

I never heard of Cipica so looks like weird vanity. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 09:53, January 26, 2015 (UTC)

edit User:SIsexual intercourse

You might want to review my new ban, explained on the talk page, of yet another newbie who would rather administer pwnage to other newbies than learn how to do it right. Spıke Ѧ 12:41 3-Feb-15

Concur with ban after reading the correspondence. Messing around with other users' pages is a big no-no. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 11:44, February 4, 2015 (UTC)

edit UnNews:Knights Templar sue Libyan al Qaeda over ink pen nuke

Funnybony has submitted another opinion piece that is simply tedious to read and I have made it go away. Spıke Ѧ 22:29 4-Feb-15 Undeleted. Went to undelete it in order to userspace it instead, but saw that this is not a new piece but a very small change to an UnNews from 2011. Doesn't make my opinion above untrue, but doesn't qualify for administrative QVFD. Spıke Ѧ 01:09 5-Feb-15

edit And the Oscar goes to...

WOTY2014  Writer of the Year 2014    

Congratulations, Romartus! Anton (talk) Uncyclopedia United 14:26, February 8, 2015 (UTC)

Thanks Anton and all the other Uncyclopedians for voting for me. I want to thank my family, tortoise...(continued for the next 20 minutes)..and finally to Jimbo Wales to providing this platform...--LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 09:22, February 9, 2015 (UTC)

edit User "Paul is the walrus"

Please look at the context. This user's last communication (years ago) was a warning from Puppy that the point of The Doctor was to talk about the actors who actually played Doctor Who. And this user's last edit was to go back into the article and cruft it up with a crappy slide show of Doctors and an extension to the list that could go on forever. I didn't revert him because I thought Puppy would, but he has not even answered my call to look into the suddenly super-sized Sophia in the corner of mainspace pages. Spıke Ѧ 11:46 9-Feb-15

I hadn't noticed, it is also a featured article. Perhaps a cut back on the number of images used- most look like actors who have played the Doctor, or appeared as an assistant or wearing the same clothes. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 16:27, February 9, 2015 (UTC)

What he did is upload a "filmstrip" photo that is a composite of all the Doctors. It would be all right to add vignettes of each Doctor, with formatting as in Mustaches of Legend, but his alternative looks crappy, and his new Doctors constitute "new help being funny" that is not appropriate for a FA.

Separately, if you should need to update the UnNews Front Page, I have changed the templates to make the range of "departments" unlimited (as there is FOREIGN AFFAIRS above your story of today), rather than a fixed set requiring an illustration for each one. The documentation is updated. Spıke Ѧ 16:42 9-Feb-15

OK. That looks like a good link. Regards The Doctor, I like the idea of the images but they don't fit in that particular story. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 17:21, February 9, 2015 (UTC)

Paul is the walrus has pushed back and asserts that he is merely bringing the article up-to-date by adding material on "canon and non-canon Doctors" and that Puppy would approve. Would you please arbitrate? Spıke Ѧ 05:18 12-Feb-15

There was another Featured article which we allowed a writer to update. Since the TV series continues (will probably still be going when we're long gone!), I am not sure if we can ever 'close it off'. It depends if the additions are within the spirit of the orignal or a totally off a tangent re-working. I don't want to put the writer off as such which is why I haven't reverted his efforts. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 16:55, February 12, 2015 (UTC)

Puppy replied (mostly privately to me, but I copied you in my response) and Paul can proceed, though preferably without the crappy illustration, as I told him on his talk page. I think our other recent example was Yes (band). Spıke Ѧ 17:19 12-Feb-15

edit UnNews:Appalling service keeps power trio waiting

Bad service? During a summit about Greece? I felt the need to put two-and-two together, and have now attached a new ending that relates to the real world. Revert or adapt it if you don't want the story pulled in that direction. Spıke Ѧ 18:22 9-Feb-15

They just looked like people in a restaurant wondering what happened to their order. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 18:25, February 10, 2015 (UTC)

edit Alcohol

I have post-edited The Adamantium Elbow here. The sprawling nature of the See also suggests we need a nav-template for intoxicants (liquors and poisons). (Do we already have one?) Spıke Ѧ 13:47 15-Feb-15

Don't think so. I looked under Beer and saw no template. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 14:50, February 15, 2015 (UTC)

edit vandalism

Thought it was more complicated than i remembered. thanks. --Sog1970 (talk) 22:06, February 21, 2015 (UTC)

Rollback rights help but being an admin is creative death. I have never been the same since! --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 11:39, February 22, 2015 (UTC)
I have. But much less often! Spıke Ѧ 15:14 22-Feb-15

edit We have "meandered toward consensus"

Please contribute to the acclamation at Uncyclopedia:Foolitzer Prize, close it out, and give EStop his photo of a shiny medal! Spıke Ѧ 15:13 22-Feb-15

Foolitzer Thanks for your contribution to the February 2015 renaissance of UnNews!
EStop • Funnybony • Jimlemon • Romartus • ScottPat • SecondChanceForMe • Sog1970 • SPIKE
Spıke Ѧ 15:31 22-Feb-15

edit UnNews talk:Kim Jong Un brings new musical Korea to Eurovision

You praise the "great idea" — but check the end of User talk:EStop: It is actually two great ideas; concept by Jimlemon, final theme by EStop. Spıke Ѧ 18:38 22-Feb-15

Ideas then but a good example of how more than one writer can expand on a story and improve it. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 09:50, February 23, 2015 (UTC)

edit Peteevanshchefcaricature

I have advised new Uncyclopedian Peteevanshchefcaricature that his edits are something less than funny. None of them are. Dittos Alohaeloise. You might like to have the next word with him. Spıke Ѧ 13:21 23-Feb-15

I will look at that one.--LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 21:16, February 27, 2015 (UTC)

edit Peru

New user Tragedyindia and I have an editorial disagreement; see his talk page and the article talk page. Would you please arbitrate? Spıke Ѧ 14:50 27-Feb-15

Ok, will do. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 21:15, February 27, 2015 (UTC)

Thanks; since I wrote that, he has "broadcast" on Talk:Peru about the unfairness of being reverted, and has made additional contributions on various pages on India that ought not stand as written. Spıke Ѧ 21:19 27-Feb-15

I have joined the discussion below, and have reverted him again, as his contribution is in Doing business in Peru, though not indeed exactly as he wrote it. It seems he was with us briefly five years ago, typing one adversarial comment directly into an article, which Lyrithya instantly reverted. Again, his other edits cannot stand in their current form. They are low quality accompanied by high drama. Spıke Ѧ 23:12 27-Feb-15

edit UnNews:Rats sue gerbils for libel

I shortened your headline; blunt and actual is more inviting (no matter that the UnNews says the lawsuit is still in the planning stages), whereas 'character assassination' in the quotes is pulling your punches; 'so-called' character assassination might be news and it might not be. Also added a Research Journal for the article to cite, and a third rodent ally from my not-quite-featured The Rescuers.

I know you like 'em short, but your Guardian article says researchers are going to try to correlate waves of epidemic with tree-ring cores, which makes me wonder if East Anglia will be involved in the research, and if so, if they will be asked to do a hockey-stick and non-hockey-stick variation. Spıke Ѧ 23:51 28-Feb-15

That's fine. I really only had half an idea as regards the article which was why it was short. You've lost me as regards the hockey-stick! Que?? --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 08:48, March 1, 2015 (UTC)

The source says the researchers want to incorporate climate history into their evidence, and the last time the locals did this, "the fix was in" and global warming was invented. Spıke Ѧ 11:39 1-Mar-15

edit Peteevanshchefcaricature bis

I have reverted most of his "contributions," but I am not a good choice to review the edits of 26-Feb to East Enders. Would you look at them?

Looking back at other unpatrolled edits, I think DrAmaroqSailuk is going crazy with the template (there is another copy on his user page for safe-keeping) and censorship. Spıke Ѧ 13:52 2-Mar-15

Ok, will check out East Enders --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 23:04, March 2, 2015 (UTC)
The changes are minor or don't really change it much. Sort of article that could do with some editing work but would be better done by someone who had watched it recently. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 23:09, March 2, 2015 (UTC)

edit Project Gemini

This new one by EStop is following in the footprints of Space Shuttle Challenger. Obviously incomplete but destined for the main page. He has invited kibitzers. Spıke Ѧ 17:26 5-Mar-15

Impressive! Ok. I will have a closer look..needs a few more pix? --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 17:28, March 5, 2015 (UTC)

Among other things, the shoulder patches for the floating sidebars I've been adding. Spıke Ѧ 17:37 5-Mar-15

edit VFD

You could clear out VFD faster than a pound of grapes, as three nominees hang on a four-vote precipice. Spıke Ѧ 01:16 6-Mar-15

edit Talk:Liberal Party of Australia

Anon has requested help with illustrations. Spıke Ѧ 11:48 8-Mar-15

Could do with an Australian working on that. I only know the Aussie Prime Minister and his 'budgie smugglers'. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 20:21, March 8, 2015 (UTC)

edit Prankusername

User Prankusername asked to speak with my superior before I perma-banned him. You may wish to review. Spıke Ѧ 00:28 10-Mar-15

Looking at his comments on his talk page, I would say Prankusername is probably someone we already know. I see no reason to revoke the ban. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 17:38, March 10, 2015 (UTC)

edit Give EStop teh rollbackz

EStop volunteers on his talk page that he might be able to help with welcoming/patrolling, and I volunteer that you might give him rollback rights. Spıke Ѧ 17:53 12-Mar-15

PS--Thanks for today's feature! Separately, your recent reorganization on the Hapsburgs has added entries to Special:DoubleRedirects--Edit or delete. Spıke Ѧ 13:39 13-Mar-15

Can you suggest an article that has the incorporated re-directs so I can remove the ones above? I checked the VFH but I think that conversation has gone. Thanks. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 13:43, March 13, 2015 (UTC)

I don't understand. The three items on Special:DoubleRedirects are to articles you've been working on. Delete them if nothing links to them; or if you think they are reasonable ways to look for your article, just edit them so they don't redirect through a third page. Spıke Ѧ 13:59 13-Mar-15

edit Death spiral

071058s joins SIsexual intercourse as a user in a spiral of bans of increasing length, for continually doing what we ask him not to do, in this case finding creative ways other than VFD to obliterate other people's content; also poopsmith VFD without leave after repeatedly being asked to read the VFD rules. I cannot make him Poopsmith because he wouldn't always do it right and he wouldn't always do it. You are welcome to review the ban. Also perma-banned Blackyagi yesterday; his first few edits seemed to be uploads of a term paper. And Wolvy visited twice, about 36 hours ago.

Speaking of VFD, there is plenty of new meat for you there. I will be distracted today not just by sports but by the municipal annual meeting. And baseball season starts next week! only it won't start on time, as the fields for the foreseeable future offer poor contrast to the baseball. Spıke Ѧ 12:11 14-Mar-15

I don't understand why people should spend time here if they are just wanting to be a nuisance - despite repeated warnings. I will look at VFD and see what is there to bin. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 09:54, March 15, 2015 (UTC)

Surely people don't visit and get the first impulse to be a nuisance; rather, those already predisposed to nuisance stumble upon us and do what comes naturally. PS--JudgesWigmaker yesterday reminded me of Emperor Cheese, with his tendency to pursue a narrow theme in multiple articles as though building a personal story arc, but nothing about tobacco and cheese yet. 10:17 Nah; this one prefers to write about poo. Spıke Ѧ 21:52 15-Mar-15

edit DUMPlings for dump

His brief and useless life here is over, but his overnight stint as amateur Admin reminds me a lot of our other two who are serving out bans. 11:20 Hmm, this seems inconsistent with the reaction to our other two young martinets, and I have cut it back to a week. Spıke Ѧ 13:06 16-Mar-15

edit Mind Control

Reply by Haze1956 is moved to his own talk page to unify; I reply there. Spıke Ѧ 01:48 20-Mar-15

edit UnNews:Belize joins Cuban-led Pirates of the Caribbean Bank

You are welcome to undelete Funnybony's latest mechanical transformation of a news story as a carrier for a geopolitics rant, if you can even get through it. Spıke Ѧ 20:05 24-Mar-15

I have restored it. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 21:02, March 24, 2015 (UTC)

edit Uncyclopedia:Ban Policy

I added our policy on ban evasion to the list. Please review & update if you think it needs changing. -- Simsilikesims(♀UN) Talk here. 16:49, March 25, 2015 (UTC)

Thanks Sims. I guess unregistered users can't get a warning so should their bans be longer? --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 17:15, March 25, 2015 (UTC)
Yes, unregistered users should get a double length ban on first offense, provided their editing characteristics are the same, unless they are trying to use a talk page (an admin's for instance) to discuss the issue. -- Simsilikesims(♀UN) Talk here. 17:18, March 25, 2015 (UTC)
Perhaps that could be made clear in the preamble as regards IPs. Should there be a shortcut for IPS that can be read on the logs? --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 18:15, March 25, 2015 (UTC)

edit Site notice

Thanks for making something new happen on the site notice! However, Deflategate has jumped the shark; did you mean to leave the flat football? Can you find nothing better in your trench coat to illustrate the top of our Heap? Spıke Ѧ 23:59 29-Mar-15

I will think of something. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 20:18, March 30, 2015 (UTC)

edit Rosettes for elections, poppies for remembrance.

Whatever! but a new photo is suggested again. Could you blend a rosette with a potato for our new section? Spıke Ѧ 21:48 1-Apr-15

edit NotM

I concede to Xamralco and provide the decisive fifth vote. You may ring up the register and give EStop his medal (also figure out the relevant time period for the award!), as I have a new sucker to nominate. Spıke Ѧ 00:24 2-Apr-15

edit sutramoR

Did you know your name backwards is (kama) sutra amor? My son Why? said to tell you that. DAP Dame Pleb Com. Miley Spears (talk) 03:27, April 3, 2015 (UTC)

Interesting, you can also find me here - http://www.rom-art.co.uk but I have mislaid my 'Kama' since arriving at Uncyclopedia. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 19:59, April 3, 2015 (UTC)
Maybe you'll have better kama in your next life. :P DAP Dame Pleb Com. Miley Spears (talk) 20:59, April 3, 2015 (UTC)
A Roman who's into computing. You learn something new about Romartus everyday. I think Romartus' true identity has something to do with the bold letters in his username. I have a feeling his real name is "RAIp", a common name for someone from the Orkney Isles. Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 18:54, April 4, 2015 (UTC)
Yikes! Did we call that a nation of idiosyncratic shopkeepers? "Please do not turn up unexpectedly, ring our phone outside of lunch-time, or fail to ask 'Mother, may I?'" But nothing about the further distraction of administering a humor wiki, which really needs a parody of this page. Spıke Ѧ 19:06 4-Apr-15

edit Australian Cricket team

Who is Australian here? (Puppy is scarce; he didn't respond to my two recent technical queries, both deleted as they turned out to be typos.) Anon has brought the listing of current members of the national team up-to-date, but now as before, it is mostly unclever cut-downs. Spıke Ѧ 09:58 4-Apr-15

I will have a look but the Australian team are the best in the world. My guess Anon isn't. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 14:57, April 4, 2015 (UTC)

edit VFP

Just a reminder to say that a few articles need failing and the Bible one has 7/2, so your decision as to whether it has passed or not. Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 19:15, April 4, 2015 (UTC)

edit Nicola Sturgeon

We needed that. Thanks! Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 10:47, April 5, 2015 (UTC)

Here ! Here! RAF Packington (talk) 09:55, April 7, 2015 (UTC)
I believe it's "Hear, hear", or am I mistaken? Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 15:04, April 7, 2015 (UTC)

From a Parliamentary viewpoint "here,here!" relates to the unspoken rhetorical question "where can I see support for this in the House?... "Here, Here!" . Let us not confuse this with the contraction of ancient town criers' Oyez oyez oyez! (oreilles oreilles oreilles) the french for Ears Ears Ears! ( shut up and listen) The Royal Navy also preceed important announcements on board with "now hear this".RAF Packington (talk) 18:10, April 7, 2015 (UTC)

Anton199 just sheepishly corrected himself on this point on a talk page somewhere. In America, we do not say "Here, here!" but "♪♪ Over There ♪♪” Spıke Ѧ 18:16 7-Apr-15
Ah I see, with the help of some google research it seems both "hear, hear" and "here, here" exist. Previously I was under the impression that only "hear, hear" existed. Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 08:50, April 8, 2015 (UTC)
I am sure it is 'here' and not 'hear'. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 12:12, April 8, 2015 (UTC)
Like 'everyone here is behind you Nigel!'. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 12:13, April 8, 2015 (UTC)
Wikipedia says it is "hear" but not "here".
Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hear,_hear): "Hear, hear is an expression used as a short, repeated form of hear him. It represents a listener's agreement with the point being made by a speaker...and has since been used, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, as "the regular form of cheering in the House of Commons", with many purposes, depending on the intonation of its user. Its use in Parliament is linked to the fact that applause is normally (though not always) forbidden in the chambers of the House of Commons and House of Lords."
In fact another website informs me that "Here, here" is a misspelling (http://grammarist.com/spelling/hear-hear/): "Here, here is widely regarded as a misspelling, although it is a common one, and there are ways to logically justify its use. But for what it’s worth, hear, hear is the original form (the Oxford English Dictionary cites examples going back to the 17th century) and is the one listed in dictionaries. English reference books mention here, here only to note that it’s wrong."
So it seems I was in fact correct to correct RAF Packington. It is "Hear, hear". Here endeth the lecture. Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 12:24, April 8, 2015 (UTC)
Here, hear, hair, hare.....Ingrish. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 12:40, April 8, 2015 (UTC)
Things would be so much easier if we just used Newspeak. Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 12:56, April 8, 2015 (UTC)

edit Hit Counters

Is it possible to insert a hit counter into RAF Packington? I have tried and failed, as they all want to direct away( a bad thing) For reasons of unaccuracy I would like an counter to start with 642821 RAF Packington (talk) 09:55, April 7, 2015 (UTC) RAF Packington

I reply on my talk page. Spıke Ѧ 12:40 7-Apr-15

edit UnNews:Yellow Submarine to replace Britain's Trident deterrent‎‎

I've copy-edited this and tried to pull it in a few additional directions as suggested by your Source. Really all it had to begin with is Cameron saying something absurd about Miliband, which Miliband denies. Then Cameron probes the depths of the same absurdity. At the least, it should end with a zinger, such as the accused party denying it and then establishing his own "weirdness" even better than Cameron could. Spıke Ѧ 23:45 11-Apr-15

Thanks Spike. It was a three quarters of an idea but without a finale. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 22:15, April 12, 2015 (UTC)

edit Audiophile

Can you contribute additional photos to this article? Spıke Ѧ 10:05 22-Apr-15

Added three images. See if some others come to mind. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 11:22, April 22, 2015 (UTC)

Thanks! Spıke Ѧ 11:44 22-Apr-15

edit Katie Hopkins

New Uncyclopedian Macadoodledoo has just created this article. It seems crude and unclever, but a check at Wikipedia shows that he might have been trying to create an "article in the style of the person it's about." As it pertains to your side of the Atlantic, I'm dumping it in your lap. Spıke Ѧ 11:16 24-Apr-15

Yes, I have a look. She has become something of a 'name' here for writing a column in The Sun. She is a bit of 'female Jeremy Clarkson', just a lot cruder. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 14:43, April 24, 2015 (UTC)

edit Springtime Surprise! assignment

Your article to write (by 23:59 UTC 3-May) is American Sniper. Please assign me mine from the list mentioned in the Forum. Spıke Ѧ 00:01 25-Apr-15

Thanks! --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 06:27, April 25, 2015 (UTC)

I think you have tossed me a softball. Spıke Ѧ 13:38 25-Apr-15

edit This

This. DAP Dame Pleb Com. Miley Spears (talk) 05:24, May 2, 2015 (UTC)

edit Thanks for the UnNews on the Greens

Nice idea! It fills a gap as well. SirScottPat VFH NotM WotM WotY UotM 11:03, May 2, 2015 (UTC)

edit UnNews:Royal birth delights British media

I shortened this title. The lede could use a rework, as it states that "the news" is the news. The preceding unsigned comment was added by SPIKE (talk • contribs)

edit GOTM

Could you archive April votes for SPIKE as he already won? :) (Also it was traditional back in the day for any GOTM to put the notice on the new winner's page. Hope that's still OK but it's almost four days and nobody had done it yet.) :) DAP Dame Pleb Com. Miley Spears (talk) 03:45, May 4, 2015 (UTC)

We never put any awards on front page anymore (if I recall correctly, it's never happened in my time here). I'm afraid it's a tradition that has died out. It probably reflects the irregularity and rarity that these awards are awarded. SirScottPat VFH NotM WotM WotY UotM 13:41, May 4, 2015 (UTC)
The award pages were deleted by a previous admin I believe (TKF) when business got very slack in 2012. We haven't restored them as yet as [ScottPat] outlines. You can't really have article competitions per month when so few people were either voting or nominating. See if business picks up! --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 16:21, May 4, 2015 (UTC)
TKF's removal of the monthly awards from the main page was in December 2012, within a month of his role in stampeding half the talent off the website entirely. It must be viewed as advance sabotage, as he didn't expect us to survive that tantrum. Nevertheless, we indeed don't have the manpower to make this change often enough to make it attractive. (If youse do, there are many other more promising outlets for youse's time!) In fact, the "thermometer" on VFHS, although Romartus changed its calibration, does not make the patient look healthy either. Spıke Ѧ 16:53 4-May-15
Thanks for the history lesson! Really I wasn't talking about putting it on the front page but on his user talk page and user page (which have now been done by myself and SPIKE himself). And also archiving the April vote, which hasn't been done. I could do it but I'm now so used to how other wikias work that I'd probably screw it up. :) DAP Dame Pleb Com. Miley Spears (talk) 02:53, May 5, 2015 (UTC)
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