User talk:Romartus

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Go slow on the Toy Town motorway.

Comments below, requests for help etc. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 21:49, April 11, 2016 (UTC)

edit UnNews:Long John Silver: I divested from Treasure Island

This strikes me not as humor but as allegory. The other UnNews, by Anon, seems like an essay against Islam whose only humor strategy is slight exaggeration; I deleted that one and asked Anon to register and get help to repair it. Spıke Radiomicrophone11:44 12-Apr-16

Uhmm not really an allegory (I couldn't be plainer). I often like to re-write famous stories and turn them current. Oh. I would have kept the anon's news article. I think that had a lot of promise, hence looking for better illustrations. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 12:18, April 12, 2016 (UTC)

It starts with a story, from Pakistan Today, that women's rights are horribly abused in Saudi Arabia, and makes the point that women's rights are horribly abused in Saudi Arabia, mostly adding commentary about that fact. The source is begging for an UnNews, but the actual UnNews has "promise" only if a real comedy theme were breathed into it. Feel free to undelete it if you see how to take it the rest of the way. Spıke Radiomicrophone15:25 12-Apr-16

PS--Nothing at all about the prohibition on playing chess in the kingdom.... Spıke Radiomicrophone15:36 12-Apr-16

I think the article was fine enough. Took me about 20 mins to think of images to illustrate it! May be it has all the problems you mention but it was riffing off a real news story which I doubt we would have covered ourselves. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 16:11, April 12, 2016 (UTC)

All right, it is back as UnNews:Saudi Arabia promotes driver safety. Spıke Radiomicrophone16:54 12-Apr-16

Have renamed yours to simplify the headline a little. It is still problematic, as the main-page reader is not desperate for news on Long John Silver; that is, it isn't clear from the headline what the UnNews is about. Even from the story until one decodes it. Spıke Radiomicrophone17:45 12-Apr-16

PS--The purge bug is back. Spıke Radiomicrophone17:47 12-Apr-16

edit Trump says bruising golf course fight in Scotland prepped him to be U.S. president

Reminds me of an UnNews you wrote some months ago.

Also, a touch-and-go darts match gave him the skills to manage the nuclear arsenal. Spıke Radiomicrophone20:56 12-Apr-16

Maybe he tried out snooker too! --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 07:58, April 13, 2016 (UTC)

edit UnScripts:The West Wing Season 1 Episode 20: The Bridge Between Our Noses

Hey, thanks for noticing my pending script. I took a look at the existing article on The West Wing and I agree it's awfully light. You suggested I create a humor-based article on the TV series. If I decide to do this (which I may not, as I don't know much about the show beyond the first couple of seasons), do you propose I completely rewrite the page and give it a makeover, or that I just edit it to make it a little bit funnier? And by the way, I agree with your observation. I'll add some pictures from the show. Any other counsel is welcome.

Thanks!--Makefolkslaugh ([[User [The user FORMERLY known as Princelogo]:Makefolkslaugh|talk]]) 17:46, April 18, 2016 (UTC)

I watched the entire TV series some time ago. I haven't re-watched it since then so may need a 'refresher'. I think a re-write is possible only if you have decided a 'take' on a particular show. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 06:11, April 19, 2016 (UTC)

edit 2016 Springtime contest judging

Cripes! I see only two contest submissions: User:Chunkles/Lemonade and User:EStop/Boaty McBoatface. We are ready for your verdict. Spıke Radiomicrophone23:52 18-Apr-16

I will check do this Weds. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 06:09, April 19, 2016 (UTC)

edit Donald Trump

Draketo edited the interwiki from this article to the Latin Uncyclopedia. It linked to a redirect and he made it link to the actual article. However, the actual article is three sentences and more insult than humor. Draketo's edit should either be restored or else the interwiki line should be removed entirely. By the way, Draketo also added the interwiki to the Spanish Uncyclopedia. Spıke Radiomicrophone13:22 27-Apr-16

That's fine, I wasn't aware that he had done that. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 12:49, April 28, 2016 (UTC)

edit Khaaaaaaaan!

A Muslim mayor for London? Is it your turn to write an UnNews? Spıke Radiomicrophone09:57 7-May-16

The Wrath of Khan. He's small, looks like George Clooney (silver hair) and his dad was a bus driver. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 14:18, May 7, 2016 (UTC)

edit The Queen in China

I just heard that someone on Chinese social media replied to the Queen's complaint about her recent treatment. "Yes, we're rude, but we're very rich." Who do they think they are, Americans??? Spıke Radiomicrophone14:18 12-May-16

China remembers the Opium Wars. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 14:36, May 12, 2016 (UTC)

edit UnScripts:The West Wing Season 1 Episode 20: The Bridge Between Our Noses

Hey. I've been trying to rewrite this article to appeal to a more general audience, because my original draft was too specific to the TV show I'm parodying. I've run into writer's block. What can I do to help flush out some more ideas?

Thanks!-- Princelogo [The user formerly known as Makefolkslaugh] 22:06, May 15, 2016 (UTC)

I read the article, I thought the best approach was the Martin Sheen/Charlie Sheen angle. The other bit I am not sure about as you would need to know the tv series to get the joke. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 14:08, May 16, 2016 (UTC)

edit VFD

Hi; do you feel like reading more really crappy articles? Shrewvomit at least deserves a push to go where the others went; Vinylrecordprotectress made a good case that the original Skye article should be saved but the knock-offs should go. You said at VFD that Dog seemed featureworthy; if you would do the honors, we can cast shameless self-votes instead of a shameless self-nom. EStop seems to be taking one of those unannounced shore leaves.

Irritable of contents has done yeoman's work at ferreting out awful pages, less so in dropping names from his comic-book world into pages where they don't belong. Also a vandal evidently motivated by my site notice, though the teacher from Ciudad Victoria at whom it was aimed may have gotten the message.

Wolvy was on the site twice nightly about a week ago; not since. And a couple days of smelly Slough just ended with a flurry of new Uncyclopedians writing about Penis and about who is a jerk at the Renaissance School. There is nothing at Reddit to explain it; perhaps there was a call at 4chan for everyone to leave there and spend the evening here. Spıke Radiomicrophone13:45 24-May-16

I have no idea what the Skye article is about! Yes, I have seen I of C has been very active looking for Ye Olde Crappe on this website. I think EStop may be at sea rather than on-line. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 18:15, May 24, 2016 (UTC)

Electric Mocha Chinchilla hurled a couple of insults at you and wishes you died. He posted Campaignpic8.png in 2010. Do you wish to ban him? The preceding unsigned comment was added by Lad Maximillianus (talk • contribs)

No. Life has moved on since 2010. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 19:10, May 30, 2016 (UTC)
There is related conversation on my talk page. Spıke Radiomicrophone19:15 30-May-16
Ok, checked out the comments on your talk page. EMC/HotAdmin 'Forked Off' from this site in 2013. Another reminder why I stayed at 'Spoonville'. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 07:23, May 31, 2016 (UTC)

edit The Mexicans seem to be gone

Do you have an idea for the site notice? Spıke Radiomicrophone11:49 31-May-16

Freemasons! --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 12:23, May 31, 2016 (UTC)

edit FA Autism

Please peruse the history; do I get 1 credit, half credit, or no credit? Spıke Radiomicrophone03:10 4-Jun-16

Hmmm. I don't know and I don't think anyone has established the parameters. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 23:04, June 4, 2016 (UTC)
I'd just claim the point Spike, and hope none of the admins notice.  EStop Easy button 07:28, June 5, 2016 (UTC)

On rereading it, it is built on real-world history left by previous authors but the comedy strategies (diagnosing disobedience, pursuing achievement by filing for various benefits, and analogies to U.S. politics) are all mine. I'll take it. Spıke Radiomicrophone13:06 5-Jun-16

edit Oasis Skin

I tried it, but it killed my patrolling tools which is a pity, probably due to ineptitude with coding though.  EStop Easy button 09:11, June 13, 2016 (UTC)

That's my impression after trying it. Perhaps it's ok for ordinary users but not admins - unless we're all being pretty dense about this stuff! --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 09:16, June 13, 2016 (UTC)
The JavaScript tools such as RollbackAll work by walking through a Special:Contributions listing to find out what to roll back, identifying the elements by their HTML class or ID. AjaxPatrol looks for (patrol) buttons and changes them to make a call elsewhere inside this tool when you click it. A different skin probably changes the HTML that Wikia generates, violating the assumptions of the patrolling tool. Spıke Radiomicrophone12:19 13-Jun-16

edit Noobie of the month

Please close this (and perhaps other awards) out and give Alec Pradeux his due, as Cliffyspatula is authoring a steady stream of fine works and needs Props. Spıke Radiomicrophone04:34 23-Jun-16

Yep, once I remember how I did it before! --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 14:56, June 23, 2016 (UTC)

edit UnScripts:The West Wing Season 1 Episode 20: The Bridge Between Our Noses

Hello! You may remember that a couple of months ago I was working on an UnScript satirizing The West Wing. The feedback I received was that the jokes were too specific to the show and readers who hadn't watched it wouldn't have understood them. I took this to heart and I have been modifying it ever since. I've removed most of the show-specific jokes (but not all, because I still think there should be something to appeal to viewers) and replaced them with jokes that general readers will find funny. I think I've gone as far as I can in refining the article. Any final criticisms or suggestions before I remove the {{Construction}} template? If possible, I would like some feedback specifically on a line I wrote about mens' rights, given by a character named Josh. The point is to ridicule the mens' rights movement who try to seek equality in the wrong issues (as well as to bring a political topic into an article about a political show) but I know it's a big risk that may alienate some readers and seem out of place to others. I'd like your more experienced opinion on this. Thanks! Princelogo [The user formerly known as Makefolkslaugh]

ok, i will have another look. Thanks for the alert. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 20:04, June 25, 2016 (UTC)
I had another look. I can see you have worked a bit more on this article to tie to the present (as of July 2016) and overall, It runs ok. I am just not finding it especially funny, perhaps some amusement from a fan of the show. I think the problem is that if you can could imagine a 'reboot' (though of course, the actor who played Leo has gone). Like Star Trek. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 18:12, July 8, 2016 (UTC)
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