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Leave Comments Below or not:- --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ® (Orate) 20:20, August 6, 2015 (UTC)

edit Catching up

Good morning, I see we are back in business and it looks like Spike kindly sorted the poopsmithing. I was expecting a backlog of un patrolled edits and was here to volunteer assistance but they are cleared too. I am handing over my ship in about an hour and going on leave, is there anything remaining you or Spike need help with this afternoon to catch up? --EStop (talk) 10:04, July 22, 2015 (UTC)

Ah..missed the I guess you have gone on leave. Handing over your ship? Are you a captain in the Queen's Navy??--LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 10:23, July 22, 2015 (UTC)
Nothing quite so splendid! My command is more of a self-propelled floating construction site, you know, riggers, crane ops, "hero rock".--EStop (talk) 21:07, July 23, 2015 (UTC)

edit The Who

I've got a new version of The Who article on my userspace. Could you go over it and see if it's good enough to replace the current article? I took bits from the old article and distilled them, then combined them with the new article.--EpicWinner (talk) 22:35, July 22, 2015 (UTC)

Ok, will do. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 07:23, July 23, 2015 (UTC)
Same problem as with the Star Wars article. You have created an extension of a featured article. I can see some re-use of material and the basic joke - Doctor Who/The Who - remains. Now, saying all this, there was a featured article that was changed/extended. It was also about a band. Let me see if can recover the article's name and the discussion at the time. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 15:44, July 23, 2015 (UTC)
Yes was "brought up-to-date" earlier this year. Spıke Radiomicrophone15:51 23-Jul-15
Odd, it is not showing in the article's history. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 16:05, July 23, 2015 (UTC) should be Yes (band)! --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 16:06, July 23, 2015 (UTC)
Sorry! Yes. Spıke Radiomicrophone16:46 23-Jul-15

Now that you looked at the Yes article, do you think mine can be arranged? Also, do you recommend linking years (e.g. 1964, 1965) or not?--EpicWinner (talk) 17:36, July 23, 2015 (UTC)

We are in the business of parodying Wikipedia. Wikipedia does not make links of year numbers (as in 1964), and therefore we do not either; this is also why we don't add excess capital letters to page titles and section headings. Wikipedia reasons that, reading that something happened in 1964, it is rare that a reader needs to go directly to a page describing everything else that happened in 1964. That is not helping the reader; that is free-association on drugs.
I haven't looked at Yes (band) in a long time. The issue, then and now, is that when an author is voted to the website main page, his work is preserved against latter-day attempts to "do it better." Anyone can try to deal with the subject matter better, but no one ought to try to rewrite that exact page. This is sometimes a shame, as there are some crappy pages in our FA list.
I haven't looked at your recent edits, except one, which I thought was on the obscene side. Writing about MOTHERFUCKING SNAKES, even if Samuel Jackson is in play, amuses you more than the reader, who will see it as mechanical repetition of a stereotype. Spıke Radiomicrophone18:01 23-Jul-15

Romartus, thank you for commenting further to EpicWinner, as he either ignored the above or defied it, including with stylistic edits to the said FA Yes (band). Regarding his other edits, he may have disavowed his earlier work, but a lot of what he is doing nightly here is still stuck in the developmental phase called "Watch Me Rant!" As you egged him on, please serve as his de facto adoptor. Spıke Radiomicrophone13:42 24-Jul-15

The odd thing is, EpicWinner never writes on his own talk page. OK, I will keep an eye out. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 13:45, July 24, 2015 (UTC)

edit The Who and Yes (Part 2)

I see there is a fundamental problem with feature re-write or extension. Looking at the Yes (band) example. The original article was by Thehallway in 2010. It was featured and came in at 36,600 bytes. In 2014 M00rglade asked to add some extra info. Because we were not really paying attention, the article length went to 69,760 bytes - essentially doubling it in size. This is not to say the extra info was good or bad but I think this has set a precedent. we revert all that work or at least copy the existing Yes article and revert it back to 2010 status or come up with a new definition of 'adding' to a featured article (my emphasis). This would therefore also apply to the Who article reworking by EpicWinner. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 18:02, July 25, 2015 (UTC)

I was paying attention (at the start!) and told him he could add to the article, as Yes continued to release new albums and then went on that worldwide Walkers and Iron Lungs Tour. The relative increment is not an issue; it could be that the latter-day albums deserve that many words. If M00rglade has reworked or restyled the original feature, that is a problem.
Likewise, again, EpicWinner is free to write another article about The Who, and we have many ways of pointing readers of the FA to his sequel — but not to replace or supplant the FA.
That is our rule. I would be willing to reconsider our trophy case that protects FAs, as many of them are from our era in which we featured copycat articles that did nothing other than admit an Uncyclopedian to a clique. I am also eager to rewrite 2006 FA Martin Van Buren so that it is about something other than a guy who hit me up for twenty bucks in the locker room and who looks like shit. But I don't think any other Admin agrees with me. Spıke Radiomicrophone18:31 25-Jul-15
I think M00rglade got carried away so I will consider a cut back on some of that. Otherwise, I would prefer we stick to the Featured Articles receiving protection from excessive re-editing or replacing unless the active community wills it. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 20:47, July 25, 2015 (UTC)

edit A Clarification

I just want to clarify that I was the one who created the Mod section on the Minecraft page, and all I was doing with that minor edit was adding a mob that I forgot was in Minecraft. If you think it is unfunny, why didn't you just edit it rather than delete it alltogether? TTMsigTTMsig2 (Profile) (SPEAK!) 16:35, July 26, 2015 (UTC)

Yes, I now see it is your article. Apologies. We have a recent spate of users changing featured articles (see EpicWinner) that were not the original author/inspirer of them. Since I have never played Minecraft, I wasn't sure if the edit was adding anything or not. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 07:26, July 27, 2015 (UTC)

It's okay, but its not my article, just that one section. 13:25, July 27, 2015 (UTC)

In fact I see it is by Frosty, an irregular visitor to these shores. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 15:29, July 27, 2015 (UTC)

And please excuse me for going into "anon" mode earlier, I had some difficulties logging in. TTMsigTTMsig2 (Profile) (SPEAK!) 19:54, July 27, 2015 (UTC)


Why did you redirect the ROBLOX page to Vanity? Nobody can see it now! TTMsigTTMsig2 (Profile) (SPEAK!) 19:53, July 27, 2015 (UTC)

No problem, users have had a lot of loggin issues with the database merger between Uncyclopedia and Wikia. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 20:13, July 27, 2015 (UTC)

But why is ROBLOX redirected? (I wrote that article) TTMsigTTMsig2 (Profile) (SPEAK!) 21:16, July 27, 2015 (UTC)

Restored. My logs were showing it was an article that had been huffed before. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 22:39, July 27, 2015 (UTC)

Much appreciated my good sir, pardon me for asking, but what do you mean by being "huffed" before? I am fully aware of all the crap edits it is getting, but you can't really stop that, after all, the subject of the article has a VERY notorious fan-base. TTMsigTTMsig2 (Profile) (SPEAK!) 23:28, July 27, 2015 (UTC)

There were previous versions of ROBLOX by other writers that have been huffed in the past. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 07:11, July 28, 2015 (UTC)

edit Uncyclopedia:Talk pages

I thought it would be good if we actually wrote unofficial policy into written policy regarding talk page etiquette. Your help and input on this page would be most welcome. Simsilikesims (talk) 22:08, July 27, 2015 (UTC)

Extend this article or to point users there? --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 22:41, July 27, 2015 (UTC)
Right now, I'm thinking to extend it, then when we have community input on it, to point users there. Simsilikesims (talk) 22:44, July 27, 2015 (UTC)
Have we had a recent problem? I know it is frustrating when users don't talk back on their own talk page regards questions. We also penalise those who remove conversations unless that is vandalism and/or bullying. I try and leave an 'admin advisory' with comments and if a user is banned, an explanation why they have been banned. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 10:04, July 28, 2015 (UTC)

edit Autopatrol recommendation

Please grant HELPME the autopatrol privilege. Ye Blacke Adder (talk) 00:14, July 29, 2015 (UTC)

Done. Thanks for the shout. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 08:25, July 29, 2015 (UTC)

edit First-past-the-post voting

Simsie has voted for and featured this article for 1-Aug. Unfortunately, this seems to have interfered with your selection for 2-Aug. At the moment, the "Yesterday's Feature" is null. Spıke Radiomicrophone03:16 2-Aug-15

Fixed it. First-past-the-post voting is featured for the 7th August. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 08:07, August 2, 2015 (UTC)

edit Uncyclopedia:Talk pages

I've revised this policy page that Simsie started. Would you care to add levity in the form of illustrations? Spıke Radiomicrophone03:16 2-Aug-15

OK, will see what I can find to match the article's contents. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 08:08, August 2, 2015 (UTC)

Well-done! And all using nothing but your own Catholic high-school yearbook, I reckon. Spıke Radiomicrophone17:03 2-Aug-15

If I had one, I would have used it. I may change the images if I come up with anything else but I hope these will do for now. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 17:54, August 2, 2015 (UTC)

edit Pope Benedict XVI

I was working Special:BrokenRedirects this morning. Several redirects remain to this article. As our resident expert on Papism, you may be able to point them to some article that exists. Spıke Radiomicrophone14:47 6-Aug-15

Papism? No Topiary! Ok, I will have a look. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 15:06, August 6, 2015 (UTC)
I thought I had fixed that. Some leftover messing around work by DylanMcKaneWiki. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 15:18, August 6, 2015 (UTC)

edit Blocking

EpicWinner here. I'd like to explain why I changed the Disney article. I made some edits back a few months ago that nobody seemed to react to. After you told me FAs shouldn't be messed with, I went back and tried to fix the mistake. I'm not trying to be destructive in editing here, though I might've been a bit overzealous in retrospect.-- 00:13, August 7, 2015 (UTC)

Edits to a featured article are permissible if they are for updating purposes. Since you have now explained what you have been doing, I will lift the ban. Just for now, please keep off the Featured Articles as such. There are plenty of non-featured material that needs work on here but try not to be too drastic. Sometimes it is easier to start afresh with your own article. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 07:15, August 7, 2015 (UTC)

edit The Apple article

This article was completely unfunny until I took it under my wing, and now I think it looks a lot better. However, problem is, there's another version of the article that's basically the same thing, only with a pastry theme, and it's an FA. What should be done?--EpicWinner (talk) 17:07, August 7, 2015 (UTC)

Nothing. This website famously states (at HTBFANJS) that multiple articles on the same subject are allowed and are not required to be compatible. The original author did exactly the right thing: Rather than overturn an FA, created a parallel universe of his own under a slightly different name so that it could coexist with the FA. Until someone else came along and declared his work "completely unfunny" and his own work "a lot better." Perhaps you should have created a third Apple page. Spıke Radiomicrophone17:16 7-Aug-15
I agree that the rewrite was a great improvement on the page. Nice work, EpicWinner! Anton (talk) 08:17, August 10, 2015 (UTC)

edit Yanggakdo International Hotel

This article is horrible in content and coding — but its Change History indicates that you were shepherding it. Do you want it? Spıke Radiomicrophone17:36 9-Aug-15

I wouldn't say it is horrible in content at all but does end in a list and is therefore a bit of a stub. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 19:37, August 9, 2015 (UTC)

edit DylanMcKaneWiki

User has returned from his ban and has taken up adding Excretion Humor to the site. Please evaluate. Spıke Radiomicrophone16:05 14-Aug-15

He has added an article about Ainsley Harriott. Other edits are borderline but I will see how this develops. Perhaps he is related to EpicWinner?? --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 16:50, August 14, 2015 (UTC)

edit Noble gases

Hey, I got another Uncyclopedia feature! Cool! Only one thing I'd like if you could fix it. When somebody moved the photos around on the page, the numbers caused by # symbols on the helium article ended up going over the pic description. And while I had already changed the photo caption from Wikia censorship to NSA censorship like I was asked to, I hadn't changed the reference in the article. I fixed all that. So could make the featured version be the one at Thanks! :) Miley Spears Discordian American Princess to the Stars (let's talk) 03:02, August 15, 2015 (UTC)

I moved a photo. Has that helped? Not sure what you meant about the reference. I added 'counter intelligence' to see if that made it clearer. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 08:25, August 15, 2015 (UTC)
Sorry I guess I didn't explain that well. I wrote "I fixed all that." I had already fixed the article so you didn't need to fix anything in the article. I put it back to my fix but added your link to the National Security Agency. Now the fixed version is I wanted the Feature article link to link to that because that is now the fixed version. That was the only change I wanted. OK? :) Miley Spears Discordian American Princess to the Stars (let's talk) 02:37, August 16, 2015 (UTC)
I am not sure that matters as the version the current version is now protected from further editing (by the admins) unless it to correct a missed typo. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 08:37, August 17, 2015 (UTC)
It matters to me because the current "featured version" has those errors in it that I fixed. When some people like me go to a featured article, they often click on the featured version link. So fix it pretty please? :) Miley Spears Discordian American Princess to the Stars (let's talk) 03:42, August 19, 2015 (UTC)

edit Sitenotice

I am no longer able to edit MediaWiki:Sitenotice id to increment the number to make visible the spiffy new edit that I was able to make to MediaWiki:Sitenotice. See if you can do so.

I am also not able to delete the Special:BrokenRedirects that are .CSS and .JS files even though they are nothing but redirects to nonexistent pages somehow resulting from the username merge. Spıke Radiomicrophone15:41 18-Aug-15

There was something about css and js files on Wikia central. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 16:21, August 18, 2015 (UTC)

I didn't find it. The act of using the Enhanced [sic] Online Search did not change my skin from Uncyclopedia, though it disable my veto of advertisements. Perhaps you have a link? In any case, please just increment MediaWiki:Sitenotice id if my site notice is a keeper. Spıke Radiomicrophone02:26 19-Aug-15

As I mention offline, the above problem seems to be an effect of a Wikia-wide lockdown following a vandal penetration using CSS and JS.

I filed another ticket as I started receiving junk mail from Wikia despite my standing orders. This morning, another glitch occurred and a dozen of my Preferences were randomized. I noticed this as RecentChanges went to GMT; also, my signature was cancelled. Am mentioning this to you because your recent welcome of a new user, plus one edit in your userspace, registered as 'bot edits. This means most users won't see them in Recent Changes. Please check your My preferences. Spıke Radiomicrophone14:59 21-Aug-15

Belay that: It seems that you have turned into a bot entirely. Condolences. Spıke Radiomicrophone15:01 21-Aug-15

Ah..Is that what it does? Also having the same problem when I visit and sign on other Wikia sites. Sig files get messed up. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ® (Orate) 15:10, August 21, 2015 (UTC)

Sannse, looking more closely at the same Special Page, reports that you made the change yourself, on 19-Aug. She speculates that it was accidental, but I think it has something to do with your fantasy fate of Jeff Bezos in UnNews:Amazon boss denies he is a "slave-driver". Spıke Radiomicrophone19:56 26-Aug-15

edit Warranty

I noticed you did a lot of the suggested improvement work on warranty while I was too busy IRL to do it myself, such as improving the fake contact address and adding nice pictures. Now that the article has been successfully featured, I figured I had to drop by and thank you for your help! Chunkles (talk) 00:14, August 22, 2015 (UTC)

I thought the story needed some images so had a look round. Spike changed the address at the end to make it sound more 'plausible'. Glad you approved of the changes. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 15:37, August 23, 2015 (UTC)
That was inspired by a real-life conversation with my Internet provider reseller on the occasion of their stealth tariff increase. Spıke Radiomicrophone00:52 25-Aug-15

edit Signature woes

I presume your signature preference was deleted, as mine was, in the recent round of unpleasantness by the Wikia coding studs who are supposed to pre-clear any new JavaScript we write. Your reference to your own signature file gets preceded by SUBST: (I don't know if this is new). You must change this to SUBST:nosubst| or it will spit the contents of your signature file at each locus sigilium, as it did where you signed above. Spıke Radiomicrophone00:52 25-Aug-15

Let me see...sign....--LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 09:38, August 25, 2015 (UTC)
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