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Archive of Spike's talk page for the third quarter of 2014.
   
New stuff at the end, please; I'll make it fit into the section organization after the topic dies down.
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== [[:Template:VFDr]] ==
   
'''Is this about UnNews''' or UnNews audio? If so, [[User:SPIKE/UnNews|talk to me here]].
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<code>''"Now hiring for a Poopsmith"''</code><br>
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I thought I was the Poopsmith {{User:TheWikiMan026/sig}} 17:44, July 3, 2014 (UTC)
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:All right, if you're going to do it. You took a day off in favor of self-promotion instead. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>17:50 3-Jul-14</small>
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::I'm away on hoiday so I don't get much time on Uncy {{User:TheWikiMan026/sig}} 10:14, July 5, 2014 (UTC)
   
'''I don't routinely put a Watch on other people's talk pages.''' Nothing personal! I endorse keeping a conversation together on a single talk page, but a few days after the conversation ends, I will Unwatch you--the alternative being endless false alarms.
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==[[User:Everyotherusernamewastaken/Church of St. Knock-Knock Agenda and Prayer Book|Knock-knock jokes]]==
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Anything typed here I may post-edit clerically. Typically, I combine parts of dialogues that took place on the other guy's talk page. Some conversations that pertain to the text of an article are moved to that article's talk page.
 
   
==Archives==
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I have begun an article that is filled with the sort of humour that I know you don't like, but could you please review it on its merits and tell me whether it has the potential to develop into a funny article or if I should abandon my efforts while I'm ahead?--{{User:Everyotherusernamewastaken/Signature.jpeg}} 20:39, July 3, 2014 (UTC)
*[[User:SPIKE/Cookies-09|Ceremonial greetings and cookies received in '09]] from Thekillerfroggy, MrN9000, Romartus, Pelargonium, and Hyperbole.
 
*[[User:SPIKE/Forum-09|Forum threads I created in '09-'10]] on multiple articles on the same theme, my proposal for the [[UN:HTBFANJS|style guide]] on [[User:SPIKE/Cliches-1|encyclopedia clichés]], articles written from an uncyclopedic point of view, <code>background-image</code> in CSS, and suggested changes to {{tl|Q}}.
 
*[[User:SPIKE/PLS-09|My entries in the 8th Poo Lit Surprise]]: Clip-on tie, Rules of baseball (a winner), and FORTRAN.
 
*[[User:SPIKE/Pee-09|Pee reviews I did in '09-'10]]: ITSCON, MGMT, Third-wave feminism, Hyphenation, Hard disk drive, Ozzy Osborne.
 
*[[User:SPIKE/Techie-09|Technical issues in '09-'10]]: Changing my user name; specifying a custom signature in a file; specifying a background color for data-entry windows; putting in for Redirect rights.
 
*[[User:SPIKE/Deadends-10|Conversations in '10 that are done]].
 
*[[User:SPIKE/Islam-10|Conversations in '10]] about the [[Islam]] article.
 
*[[User:SPIKE/2011|Conversations in '11]].
 
*[[User:SPIKE/Civics-12|Discussions of civics and politics in '12]].
 
*[[User:SPIKE/2012Kamek98|Discussions with]] {{U|Kamek98}}.
 
*[[User:SPIKE/2012|Other conversations in '12]].
 
   
==[[User:Kamek98/Lu Bu]]==
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:I really don't know how to react to such a bad-faith request for advice. You know my tastes, but request that I put my values aside and evaluate your page "on its merits" rather than on my values. Based on whose values, then? For starters: What's with the copyright notice? Stuff here can't be copyrighted. It doesn't belong in the encyclopedia, perhaps in UnBooks. I can't believe it's original. I can't believe you think I need to render an opinion on this not-much-more-than-a-paragraph. Do please try to convince me you aren't baiting me. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>03:06 4-Jul-14</small>
Is there a way to move [[Lu Bu]] to my userspace so I can make an article?--{{User:Kamek98/sig2}} 23:45, January 4, 2013 (UTC)
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::Making a list of knock-knock jokes as er..just a list. Don't see how that can become an article as such. --{{User:Romartus/sig2}} 07:53, July 4, 2014 (UTC)
:Done. There were several references to it, which were double-redirects and now are broken. You have the power to return it to mainspace when ready. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>23:50 4-Jan-13</small>
 
:Jeezus, Eric, then you continue editing, re-creating it in mainspace! What is the point of asking me? You are on your own. Take one of the two pages to QVFD. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>23:59 4-Jan-13</small>
 
I wasn't expecting you to move it that quickly actually, haha. My bad, dude.--{{User:Kamek98/sig2}} 00:01, January 5, 2013 (UTC)
 
   
== Should I stay or continue on the new site? ==
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:::I suppose I shouldn't have expected a heraldic response, but this came in a more hostile tone than I thought it would. Firstly, the copyright notice was something I put in because at first the headers weren't working and I thought that would be a good set-up for a joke, though admittedly what I have there at the moment isn't very funny. I'm guessing that's the main reason why you think I've copied and pasted it. The article alludes to infamous jokes rather than makes up its own set of them, although I made up "Jesus Christ have you nothing better to do with your Sunday?" and "Samson Galaxy". The concept is also my idea. If I take this article off my userpage, I will put it in UnBooks. "baiting me"--I'm not quite sure what you mean by that, but can assure you I don't want to be banned.{{cquote|I can't believe you think I need to render an opinion on this not-much-more-than-a-paragraph.}}
I don't know which, maybe you can help me decide?--{{User:Kamek98/sig2}} 00:33, January 5, 2013 (UTC)
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:::I wanted my article reviewed while it's still in its infancy, but I regret asking for a review this early on.<br>
:Why would I help you decide? I view you as a budding politician rather than a technician--down to nominating me for numerous annual honors and immediately capering over to my talk page to try to extract maximum political benefit for your actions--and I believe that the more mature writers and admins--who don't view interaction with a corporation as ingestion of poison--are staying here. I encourage you to migrate to the "new" site and see how sucking up to the autocrats works for you. I think the first time the "new" site goes down for a week, and you get nothing but ridicule followed by a ban for "disruptive comments," you will become a somewhat wiser suck-up. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>00:41 5-Jan-13</small>
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:::'''An explanation for the request as a whole.''' What I wanted from your review was either--well I suppose it's here--that, this early on it could develop into something good, or that firstly you don't find what's down at the moment funny, and secondly you think that the concept is lame enough for nothing written in that goes with the themes could be funny. I asked you because I thought that you have experienced the writing of similar-concept articles and could therefore tell me if you think they are ever funny. "On its merits" was clumsily used and I can see why it upset you. What I meant was ''can you imagine anyone finding this funny?'' but I can see that was an unfair expectation too. I will write more of this, so please tell me if you would review it in the future.--{{User:Everyotherusernamewastaken/Signature.jpeg}} 08:29, July 4, 2014 (UTC)
::I have never loathed you more than I do right now. {{User:Kip the Dip/sig}} <small>02:37, Jan. 5, 2013</small>
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::::I would suggest picking someone else for the review, since this is the type of humor that Spike dislikes, it is unfair to ask him to put his personal preference aside given the strong response above. I would be happy to look over whatever you develop it into and give feedback on it, as long as you don't need feedback on a weekend. {{User:Simsilikesims/sig}} 11:07, July 4, 2014 (UTC)
:::If SPIKE doesn't want to migrate to "Boobiepedia", let him stay here. The new site might go down, hopefully not for a week, but it might just take off and become successful too. It is his choice after all, and his grouchiness (see above) and sarcastic humor might not be welcomed on the new site anyways. I plan to edit on both sites, in case this site starts censoring anything remotely offensive I'll go over there, and if that site goes down, I'll spend some time editing over here. It's not like I write major articles, unlike some. {{User:Simsilikesims/sig}} 04:11, January 5, 2013 (UTC)
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:::::I am pretty sure Spike has never written a 'knock-knock joke' here or elsewhere. I can't remember the last time I made one either come to that, recall doing this at school in the 1970s? --{{User:Romartus/sig2}} 22:17, July 4, 2014 (UTC)
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:The last one I even remember morphed Alice into ''Alles über Deutschland.'' Was it the Three Stooges? I have not indeed written one here. Any article can turn into anything else, and nothing is ''never'' funny. That said, I don't get your concept except that it doesn't fit the "encyclopedia" motif (hence: UnBooks). A registered Uncyclopedian is not banned for writing a stub (though I routinely ban Anon for creating a slew of them), so I don't know what brought that up. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>22:26 4-Jul-14</small>
   
==Spike!!==
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::::::By "similar concepts" I mean the concept of paying homage to childish jokes. There's surely a fair bit of that, no? I'm trying to make my article about ridiculing knock knock jokes rather than inventing them.--{{User:Everyotherusernamewastaken/Signature.jpeg}} 23:58, July 4, 2014 (UTC)
You can get you name in lower case at the new site. I think you just sign up for an account, and then have someone transfer everything to the new account. I also intend to go between both of them, and maybe over there the drama could have a new start. Me and TFK are best of buds on the new site, he is the light of my life. You too, come by and we all can hang out there too. Pretty good energy there - but no search engine will reach it for quite awhile. [[user:Aleister|'''Al''']] 23:23 Uncy's 8th Birthday
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:Though there is a lot more there than when we started, I would not have known that that was the theme. I would not have known that a goofy page was a "homage" to goofy stuff, rather than simply goofy, and in most cases here, goofy with no theme at all beyond the author's exuberance at being goofy. So, it is not what you are trying to make it; it is what the reader experiences. Give him more hints. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>00:22 5-Jul-14</small>
:Who needs search engines when we have ''each other??!!!??!'' :) :) --{{User:Thekillerfroggy/sig}} 23:25, January 5, 2013 (UTC)
 
::True, so true. Spike may be up for a three-way, or more. I'm busy that day, but Socky, who doesn't want to put the boobs back on his user page, may be up for it. He's now gay, and that apparantly happened right at the transfer, like someone beaming up on Star Trek and getting his preferences scrambled in the transporter. [[user:Aleister|'''Aleister''']] minutes later
 
:::But there is an (inactive) account here as Spike (as well as SPIKE's first account, which I remembered welcoming and then getting thoroughly confused). If all the accounts have been ported over, the [[User:Spike]] should be there too.
 
:::And you're being naughty. How dare you criticise the new site! It's not as though people who were voted in as caretakers have now claimed ownership of a site that was never theirs to begin with! And given they are administrators on both sites whatever you do on the new site - or say about it here - is definitely not grounds for a ban. It had to do with your arrogance. I don't know where you get such behaviour - do you see any of the admins here being arrogant at all? {{User:PuppyOnTheRadio/sig3|01:53 06 Jan}}
 
::::Ok I'd just like to clear up the misinformation here in case SPIKE is actually interested in getting his username changed on the new site. 1) All of the account information is there (edits, password, etc) but the account doesn't "exist" until that user logs in for the first time, so PotR's concerns about those other accounts are unfounded 2) DO NOT DO WHAT ALIESTER SAID, just sign in with your main account and request that somebody do a name change. Creating an account with the username you want will only make life harder for the person changing your username. Ok now that that's cleared up, carry on. -- {{User:Zombiebaron/sig}} 02:55, January 6, 2013 (UTC)
 
:::What are you on about, Aleister? O_o {{User:Sockpuppet of an unregistered user/sig4}}<small>''03:02, 6 January 2013''</small>
 
::::Oh. Zombiebaron is correct. Until someone logged in as “Spike” or created that user account, that account was only there ''in potentia''. As soon as someone goes over and creates and account using a user name from here - such as Chronarion, Stillwaters, Hardwick Fundlebuggy, etc., then they become that identity over there.
 
::::My apologies. Going back to previous statement, the account “Spike” '''now''' exists over there. Glad to see that the attribution there can't be manipulated at all. {{User:PuppyOnTheRadio/sig3|03:14 06 Jan}}
 
:::::I believe the reason you were allowed to create User:Spike was because it has no contributions. I just tried to create an account called Zombieminion and it told me it was in use. Also, thanks for mucking up SPIKE's name change on the new site. -- {{User:Zombiebaron/sig}} 03:21, January 6, 2013 (UTC)
 
::::::Just testing the capacity of the security. It appears that you're correct. I'm curious to see if any of my socks are still barred on the new site. Including those that had no contributions, but allowed me to send emails to other users. As for the name change - as soon as SPIKE asks for the password the account is his. (For obvious reasons I'm not going to publish it here.) It won't be the first time we've had a name change via account creation. If you want me to teach you how to then amend the attribution to the new account just let me know. Something I never thought of doing until Lyrithya told me it was possible and how it was done. (Probably a mistake on her part, in retrospect.) {{User:PuppyOnTheRadio/sig3|03:32 06 Jan}}
 
:::::::Naw don't worry about it, I just renamed User:Spike to User:PuppyOnTheSpike. So there should be no problem giving SPIKE his name change. Thank for offering to help though! -- {{User:Zombiebaron/sig}} 03:35, January 6, 2013 (UTC)
 
::::::::I can't work out if that's an allusion to impaling, gay bestiality, or processed meat products. New site appears to be a success - done more edits there this year then I have here. {{User:PuppyOnTheRadio/sig3|04:08 06 Jan}}
 
:::::::::Yeah, the new site is rockin'! Did you hear TheLedBalloon is writing a new article there? -- {{User:Zombiebaron/sig}} 04:23, January 6, 2013 (UTC)
 
:::Just to clear up the misinformation on the misinformation. The password is '''not''' on the new site until you enter it when logging in for the first time. Wikia doesn't give out passwords ever. You give it to the new site, an extension there verifies it by logging in as you here, and then creates the new account with that password. OK, now that that's cleared up, carry on. -- {{User:Sannse/Sig}} 05:01, January 6, 2013 (UTC)
 
   
::::::::::I'm just getting ready to start a new article here TBH.
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:::Thanks.--{{User:Everyotherusernamewastaken/Signature.jpeg}} 10:00, July 6, 2014 (UTC)
::::::::::Sannse: I understand that it's a hashing algorithm that's used to preserve password security. I'm assuming it's an MD5 hash. Lyrithya stated that given a database she'd be able to “hack” the password, but I doubt she'll have much luck doing that.
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:::Excuse me, you deleted the wrong page! No doubt it was my fault somewhere down the line, but you deleted the UnBooks page rather than the userpage, which is now just a link to that deleted page.--{{User:Everyotherusernamewastaken/Signature.jpeg}} 22:56, July 6, 2014 (UTC)
::::::::::ZB - Serious question: It's been stated that nothing done here will be moved to the new site, and vice versa. Given both sites are operating under NC-BY-CC-SA, any individual user can grab the content of a page and transpose it at the other site, as long as they comment during the transposition where it has come from, and that would be legally permissible. Obviously administrators can undo or delete these entries as a gesture of goodwill, but that's the choice of said administrator. Also any admin could, at any time, export and import a page from one to the other. We've never had a policy that restricts this in the past - both Al and Lyrithya have articles that are near identical here and on Illogicopedia. Are you going to “officially” add a restriction on porting content to the ignorable policies of the site? (While at the same time allowing users to happily modify their own articles on both sites?)
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:It is now done right. And indeed it was your fault; please read the QVFD rules carefully regarding how to list redirects for deletion. That rule is there exactly so that we delete the redirect and not the page pointed to. I have changed your entry on QVFD to be the way these should be. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>02:44 7-Jul-14</small>
::::::::::As an adjunct to that, if a user has edited pages on one site, which has later had edits by another user, are you going to allow them to port them from one site to the other? (Or, to rephrase, if I rewrote a page here and then said “Can you import it?” would admins be willing to do that? Or would it be simply a given that intermediary edits may come across with content without proper attribution in page history?) {{User:PuppyOnTheRadio/sig3|05:20 06 Jan}}
 
:::::::::::I'm not really sure what you are talking about. You seem to have misunderstood talk about the practicalities of moving the wiki for discussion of some kind of future policy change. What we meant when we said that we would stop moving things done here to the new site was that we were ceasing to copy ''all'' new edits. You can copy any material written on this site post-January 3rd to the new site (with proper attribution of course). -- {{User:Zombiebaron/sig}} 05:30, January 6, 2013 (UTC)
 
:Apparently this page isn't the village dump. Of course, each time I add content there I tend to be ignored or dismissed. Here there's an interesting discussion happening. But I understand some of the difficulties in migrating a fork - I seem to recall doing a similar thing myself. My question was on the policy aspect. In short, the policy is to have no policy - in which you reserve the right to take future edits from here and move them to your mirror. Which is pretty much the crux of what I was trying to understand. {{User:PuppyOnTheRadio/sig3|06:03 06 Jan}}
 
   
== Dear SPIKE ==
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== [[Super Smash Sises. Brawl]] on VFD ==
If you choose to stay on the Wikia site (or even decide never to contribute to either the new one or the old one again because of your conflict with TKF), I ''will'' miss working with you. You have a precision in editing that reminds me to be careful with my own crappy compositions, and I enjoy coming up with javascript hacks for you at the drop of a hat.
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Hello Spike,
   
However, I will never forgive you for lumping me in with your description of "children with the Entitlement Mentality". Yes, I realize you didn't mention me by name, and you'll probably say "if you think I was referring to you, you fit the bill." However, unlike the rest of the "99%" generation, we didn't camp out in front of Wikia's swank lobby with protest signs, shouting and throwing feces at them as they passed. Well, we ''did'', metaphorically&#8212;but then we got off our asses and built our own server, so that we could run the site more freely than under our current corporate overlords.
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There's this article that's been around for years that I am now trying to get into VFD because of its content, the grammar is good, but I feel like it's more like a guide to a fanmade creation (and it's more sexual than funny) rather than a parody, even the article itself isn't really that funny.
   
Unless I'm mistaken, freedom of expression and an attitude of self-reliance aren't things reviled in the New Hampshire or America as a whole. I seem to recall reading a book about a group of entitled, whiny merchants and politicians who became pissed at a corporate entity around 200 years ago or so, and decided to strike out on their own. I can't recall for the life of me how that ended, but I also don't believe anyone has called [[wikipedia:Founding Fathers of the United States|them]] "entitled children" since Lord Fredrick North's time. Am I making an undue comparison between a successful revolution and a dispute between a poorly-run company and a bunch of failed comedy writers? Yes. Yes I am. And I stand by it.{{User:Bizzeebeever/signature|20130106055141}}
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However, I am hessitating to move it to VFD and edit the article with a VFD stamp, in fear that I am doing something wrong and that I will get banned
::BB, you'z a crazy revolutionary. I challenge you to a duel on the banks of the Potomac, be there at sunrise tomorrow and wait for me. As for Spike, I would hope all parties involved agree that it is a new start, that people will treat each other better at the new site, and that maybe that stuff on the voting page for WotY there be removed. Spike is one of our backbones (the second verterbrae I believe), does so many saves and helps new and veteran users, and he was a long way ahead in writing the most features in 2012 (the next closest, TKF, was three behind. That's like Secretariat running backwards and winning at the Belmont, which he did in fact). When Spike signs up at the new site I hope TKF and others slaughter the fatted calf and welcome him with open arms (and legs). [[user:Aleister|'''Aleister''']] 11:38 6-1-'13
 
:::I hope so too, IF Spike chooses to sign up at the new site, knowing him. Maybe its better to wait out this ban while the drama dies down, and the bugs on the new site get worked out. You didn't actually think everything would be running perfectly when it opened, did you? Nothing ever works out quite that well, unfortunately, knowing technology. Meanwhile, the username "Spike" is available on the new site, which seems to me to be a sign of goodwill. Please, Spike, do go check out the new site, even just to reserve your username and take a quick look around. As with any new site, there will be a measure of confusion and chaos but there's a bug report forum for that. The Batch Delete function also isn't working over there yet, so don't go over there just to request that all your stuff be deleted from mainspace (like a certain user did). A vote on that might be in the works. {{User:Simsilikesims/sig}} 22:27, January 6, 2013 (UTC)
 
::::Spike will be able to speak for himself when he serves out the ban. I don't think any user can request to have their material deleted on those grounds. Articles can be selected for deletion on VFD but only the issues we are all aware of - i.e. not funny, not any good, town cruft etc etc. --{{User:Romartus/sig2}} 23:12, January 6, 2013 (UTC)
 
:::::Actually any user can, but the administartion has chosen to not delete a user's body of work until a community consensus is reached relating to this issue, and until they have their batch delete working. Also, does Godwin's law also relate to the American fondling fathers? {{User:PuppyOnTheRadio/sig3|11:18 06 Jan}}
 
::::::I guess they were the guys shut out from the original committee. Then there were the Foundling Fathers..the ones abandoned on a door step with the note 'I was going to expose my child to wild beasts on a mountain but this place looks as good as any other for that purpose.' --{{User:Romartus/sig2}} 10:36, January 9, 2013 (UTC)
 
   
==UnNews and how it is running==
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I am still not so sure if it meets the deletion policy, but the article itself really has no place in this wiki, please tell me what I should do. --[[User:Horatio]]
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:Hello and welcome! As should be clear from the debates on VFD, the threshold for nominating and voting to delete is subjective. Nominate it if you like, and stand back and see what others think. Obviously you will survive even if the vote goes against you. Other points, though: (1) As the rules say, VFD is about improving the wiki. If you see how to improve the article in question, just do it. (2) The convention when discussing an article is to <code>[<nowiki />[link]]</code> to it so readers of your posts can decide for ourselves. (3) Sign your posts properly, as you were not told how to. I'll send you a proper welcome message now. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>19:00 9-Jul-14</small>
   
Since my recent return, I have tried to figure out who is running UnNews at the moment. Unfortunately, noone seems to know who is in charge of what. I believe your still active with UnNews, correct? --{{User:Mnbvcxz/sig5}} 19:01, January 7, 2013 (UTC)
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To Spike,
:Right now, I don't know as that is one of the issues to be decided this week. As you can see, Aleister and the others are posting stories on both wikis so it is really only a question about who organises the template. For now, I will oversee it. I will updating the UnNews template page today. Thanks. --{{User:Romartus/sig2}} 19:10, January 7, 2013 (UTC)
 
::My main concern was that someone was updating it here. Also, are you guys updating the featured article too? Because of the possible decrease in membership, keeping VFH running might get difficult. --{{User:Mnbvcxz/sig5}} 19:13, January 7, 2013 (UTC)
 
:::Welcome back, Mnbvcxz! Mattsnow and GlobalTourniquet, in that order, were the last two to step up for full-service Editor-in-Chiefing, until their respective schedules changed. More recently, Matt lobster has juggled the feature lists. I was [[User:SPIKE/UnNews#Contributions|sporadically active]] this fall but the news has not gripped me with mirth since, say, last November 6. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>19:20 7-Jan-13</small>
 
::::I will do the juggling in the meantime until we decide who wants to look after that page in the next few days. --{{User:Romartus/sig2}} 19:25, January 7, 2013 (UTC)
 
:::::And there is a new featured article for Tuesday. --{{User:Romartus/sig2}} 19:26, January 7, 2013 (UTC)
 
   
==Grand Rapids==
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Thank you for your help, and thanks for your warm welcome, I unfortunately cannot reply to your message properly due to my device freezing the desktop site, I was able to get the article into VFD. The thing is, the subject of the article does not exist, therefore it cannot really be parodied, no matter how much you may edit, it still has no point in being there. I explained my reasons in the VFD entry, I am not sure if I got something wrong enough to get myself banned, as I have tried to delete things in the past but end up like that. But thanks a lot for your support and advice
I just left the new building and saw that your Grand Rapids page is featured on its front porch. I think they left a light burning in the window there for you. Maybe I should nom one of my pages here, I don't know which are ready. Many are good, few are chosen. [[user:Aleister|'''Aleister''']] 4:10 8-1-'13
 
:Sorry for the delayed response! Indeed, any records for Uncyclopedia in 2013 will have to have more asterisks than their counterparts in the 2013 miniature of the National Hockey League. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>03:46 9-Jan-13</small>
 
::Sans Asterix DeGaulle. --{{User:Romartus/sig2}} 10:27, January 9, 2013 (UTC)
 
:::You could become Asterix in Chains....--{{User:Romartus/sig2}} 10:28, January 9, 2013 (UTC)
 
   
==[[UnNews:ACLU silent on gun control debate]]==
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Do not hesitate to correct my mistakes
You are the first person from whom I would like to hear opinion on this. {{User:Kip the Dip/sig}} <small>03:19, Jan. 12, 2013</small>
 
   
==[[UnNews:Facebook introduces ‘Nookie’]]==
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Also, please excuse my grammar
Hey mate! I have pretty good one here. But if you can see any way to improve the first para or any part then please go for it. .... BTW: I really hope you're going to be Unnews editor again (like you were before the dickweeds created Prickipedia). Cheers!--{{User:Funnybony/sig}} <small><small>16:07, Jan 16</small></small>
 
:For some reason, I jumped on this the moment it came up. The first paragraph did not read like news (Who? What? Where? When? How?) but as a sales brochure, a problem that persists in the use of the second person throughout. I have been over it with small tweaks and now a second Source regarding what the "Anal ysts" [sic] say about it.
 
:Now back to you: Your fake name Nookie is based on nothing. A better parody of "Graph Search", given your take on the news, would be "Grope Search". If you agree, do a global-replace and rename the article. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>16:34 16-Jan-13</small>
 
   
Hey, good work! On the name, I like Nookie, because of the play on Siri (who will never answer simple questions like "How big are your nipples?"). Lets keep the Nookie name. Cheers!--{{User:Funnybony/sig}} <small><small>17:00, Jan 16</small></small>
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Thank you. [[User:HoratioMan64|HoratioMan64]] ([[User talk:HoratioMan64|talk]]) 20:05, July 9, 2014 (UTC)
:You are the author, and thus I did not "be italic" on such a major change. But "Nookie" is a play on a related, incidental concept, whereas "Grope Search" would be a play on the news itself, which is preferable. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>17:12 16-Jan-13</small>
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::You did a good job with the edit. But we're not going to mess it up with a name change. This is as much a play on Siri (a girl's name and voice) as it is on Facebook. ''Facebook introduces grope''?---fuck that dry impersonal BS! My concept is ''Nookie''. If you want to write another news with Grope - well, be my guest, that's all yours. Cheers--{{User:Funnybony/sig}} <small><small>17:35, Jan 16</small></small>
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Thank you so much for the support and the help, thank you and all the admins who showed their support! I really appreciate it, Sorry for not reading your message, as I was away.
   
==[[Mutaween]]==
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However, sorry to tell you this, but there's another problem. There seems to be another Uncyclopedia and the articles you have deleted still exist there....I was wondering if you and the rest of the crew have access to this duplicate of the wiki? I found it on Google somehow.
:''extracted from the start of the previous section''
 
We have a collab FA today with Mutaween, which is half yours. Cheers!--{{User:Funnybony/sig}} <small><small>16:07, Jan 16</small></small>
 
:The feature belongs entirely to you! I contributed one small section by way of a segue to a minor pun (and you may keep me in the article's Change History), but did not even vote for it for FA, stating that "I continue to believe that awareness-raising is getting in the way of humor." If I had tried to smooth over the article to solve this philosophical disagreement, it would be a true collab; as it is, you are entitled to one full point in the Hall of Shame. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>17:24 16-Jan-13</small>
 
   
Thanks, mate! Much appreciated.--{{User:Funnybony/sig}} <small><small>17:35, Jan 16</small></small>
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Once again, Thanks for your support and help! [[User:HoratioMan64|HoratioMan64]] ([[User talk:HoratioMan64|talk]]) 15:44, July 20, 2014 (UTC)
:Ah! you see, you were offering me half of that last cupcake because you wanted the whole thing all along. A pleasure doing business with you. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>17:37 16-Jan-13</small>
 
   
Hey, I'm always happy to share. Although, I forgot that you didn't vote for Mutaween. Yeah, not voting is a major disqualification on VFH. But, much thanks for the help. BTW: Have you ever written anything in the real world that was published? Cheers!--{{User:Funnybony/sig}} <small><small>17:49, Jan 16</small></small>
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:We do not control what happens at any other website, and any website is free to make copies of any article here for noncommercial use if they disclose which users wrote it. There is also a mirror site that contains copies of some really crappy articles we deleted. I hope you will share our goal of trying to clean up ''this'' website, rather than the goal of tracking down and killing every copy of that one bad article. You are free to try, but it would be more time-consuming and less likely to succeed. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>23:24 20-Jul-14</small>
:Yeah, "I oppose this article but will happily take half credit." Separately, that could be the most demeaning question since you wondered recently whether I had ever been on the other side of the county line. In fact, I have hundreds of published books, none with my name on them; those are always the terms of employment. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>17:57 16-Jan-13</small>
 
::Spike, I've always wondered, and this is a good time to ask it, if you can chew gum and write at the same time. Not to insult you in any way, but can you tell time? How many quarts in a gallon, I'm thinking you might not know. Mares eat oats, and does eat oats, and little lambs eat ivy - a kid'll eat ivy too, wouldn't you? [[user:Aleister|'''Aleister''']] 23:54 16-1-'13
 
:::"Spike: I understand you try to seem smart and economically competent. You are not. You neither understand what I write, or have the capability to restate any position I take....You really should try and stick to your own points rather than ride my and other posters' coat tails. If only you understood economics and finance as well as you think you do....You really are one of the lightest posters on this board....You should run in your Primary. You're the best they've got!!!" --Someone else, today, a continent away on another blog. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>00:12 17-Jan-13</small>
 
::::You know that that fellow was being an ignorant dick. We, of course, are smart dicks. Here's what I did way earlier today/yesterday, but it would look better if you sign up as a member there - then you skip most of the ads and get to see the avatars of each poster and lots of other fun stuff. But today [http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread918494/pg1 I tried to create an urban legend], with maybe good results if anyone ever sees it. [[user:Aleister|'''Aleik''']] 00:19 17-1-'13
 
:::You have always been the most courteous leftie I deal with. Apart from a serious self-promotion Jones. Completely separately, please [[Forum:Reminder: Clear "Patrolled" flag]]. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>00:24 17-Jan-13</small>
 
::::Thanks, I am left-handed, although actually ambridexteriously. I had thought that it cleared automatically on an undo but apparantly not, and on one of them I had to clear it and then go back and undo it. Is there an easier way? Have you ever tried ATS? You may like it, in fact knowing you [[Stranger in a Strange Land|as I do]] I think you would. Many people of your irk post there, raving and sounding intelligent and more economically competent by the minute. I just looked at the site without signing in and it's horrible, ads everywhere, even between every fourth or fifth post. Some people lurk for years and then sign in, I don't see how they could look at it or make out what's going on. [[user:Aleister|'''Aleister''']] 00:33 17-1-'13
 
:::Rollback seems to clear it, but revert via Undo does not; it merely initializes an edit window in a particular way with a particular Change Summary. Separately, many of us do not have your allergy to advertisements. I am not presently looking for new forums to get irked by people of my "irk" [sic]. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>00:38 17-Jan-13</small>
 
::::A patrolled tag is removed:
 
::::#On an revert
 
::::#By clicking “Mark as patrolled” on the diff page (or on the page assuming it's a new page)
 
::::#By using BB's patrolling script
 
::::An undo won't remove it, but a revert won't allow you to give a reason for the undo, and can seem harsher when dealing with noobs writing with best intention but lack of skill. A decent scripter could probably create an “undo and patrol” tag/option, but that's beyond my capacity. {{User:PuppyOnTheRadio/sig3|02:04 17 Jan}}
 
:::::I apologise for ilking you. {{User:PuppyOnTheRadio/sig3|02:07 17 Jan}}
 
:::I am not even contemplating going on IRC to get irked by my irk. Thanks, this is how I thought the Patrol tag worked. I use Revert only on I.P.Anon, and liberally when they make lists listier or add memes or quotes, but users with names almost always deserve a Change Summary and often deserve contact via talk page. Ideally, Undo (when done by a trusted=Autopatrolled user and not by the vandal himself) should remove the Patrol tag, as someone has patrolled the change and responded via Undo (whether he reverts it or uses the edit window to go halfway). {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>02:17 17-Jan-13</small>
 
::::I also avoid the IRCsome corners of this site. And I agree, and was one of the things I was looking into a while ago - especially as a one click, type in rationale for undo, and submit type of thing - but I left here at a stage when nobody was actually bothering to patrol regularly. (Frosty excepted.) {{User:PuppyOnTheRadio/sig3|02:50 17 Jan}}
 
==Headers are good==
 
Just a thought related to the skin we have here. At present we have this in the [[MediaWiki:Common.css]]
 
   
<source lang="css" style="background: #f5f5f5;">
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== Add Bosnia to some templates ==
/* comment boxes adapted from French Wikipedia.
 
Applied to Forum and stuck here because making the colours match the skin is annoying. */
 
.ns-110 dd {
 
margin: 0;
 
padding: 0;
 
}
 
.ns-110 dl {
 
border-top: solid 1px #BBBBBB;
 
border-left: solid 1px #BBBBBB;
 
padding-top: 0.5em;
 
padding-left: 0.5em;
 
margin-left: 1em;
 
}
 
.ns-110 dl { background-color: #F9F9F9; }
 
.ns-110 dl dl { background-color: #FFFFFF; }
 
.ns-110 dl dl dl { background-color: #F9F9F9; }
 
.ns-110 dl dl dl dl { background-color: #FFFFFF; }
 
.ns-110 dl dl dl dl dl { background-color: #F9F9F9; }
 
.ns-110 dl dl dl dl dl dl { background-color: #FFFFFF; }
 
.ns-110 dl dl dl dl dl dl dl { background-color: #F9F9F9; }
 
.ns-110 dl dl dl dl dl dl dl dl { background-color: #FFFFFF; }
 
.ns-110 dl dl dl dl dl dl dl dl dl { background-color: #F9F9F9; }
 
.ns-110 dl dl dl dl dl dl dl dl dl dl { background-color: #FFFFFF; }
 
.ns-110 dl dl dl dl dl dl dl dl dl dl dl { background-color: #F9F9F9; }
 
.ns-110 dl dl dl dl dl dl dl dl dl dl dl dl { background-color: #FFFFFF; }
 
.ns-110 dl dl dl dl dl dl dl dl dl dl dl dl dl { background-color: #F9F9F9; }
 
.ns-110 dl dl dl dl dl dl dl dl dl dl dl dl dl dl { background-color: #FFFFFF; }
 
</source >
 
   
This exceedingly ugly piece of code allows us to have the "boxes" in the forums here. This - oddly - is completely different to what they have at Wikipedia, and doesn't relate to the vector skin at all.
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Hey man since the article is now up you should add it in templates like "countries and territories of the world" and so on to have it better indexed on the wiki. Cheers. [[User:Hazbulator|Hazbulator]] ([[User talk:Hazbulator|talk]]) 01:50, July 10, 2014 (UTC)
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:Added to {{Tl|Europe}} and {{Tl|World Countries}} (as "Bosnia"). {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>11:08 10-Jul-14</small>
   
Also on [[MediaWiki:Sidebar]] we have the following:
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== The Real Mai Shiranui ==
<source lang="html4strict" style="background: #f5f5f5;">
 
* SEARCH
 
* community
 
** helppage|help
 
** portal-url|portal
 
** pump-url|pump
 
** irc-url|irc
 
** Uncyclopedia:Pee Review|Pee Review
 
** Uncyclopedia:VFH/summary|Votes for Highlight
 
** Uncyclopedia:VFP|Votes for Pictures
 
** signpost-url|signpost
 
** http://shop.uncyclomedia.co|E-store
 
** http://www.facebook.com/uncyclopedia|Facebook
 
** http://twitter.com/#!/uncyclopaedia|Twitter
 
** http://www.youtube.com/user/uncyclopaedia|YouTube
 
</source>
 
The final four of those items are off-site links - the first of which is a commercial entity that is now being used to raise funds for the fork, as far as I'm aware. (Assuming the $2.83 or so they raised can be considered as any form of significant income). All of these sites are also being used to direct readers back to the new fork.
 
   
The first is predominantly cosmetic issue. The second is probably more related to the external liks forum we were recently disucssing. Given my current status in some circles as the anti-uncyclo-christ, I'm loathe to do much more than raise this to the attention of other community members. Your perspective on this is probably along the same lines as mine. What action do you think would be advisable? {{User:PuppyOnTheRadio/sig3|08:49 21 Jan}}
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Did you check that link before you deleted the Discussion page? If you saw that babe (IDK her name), you would've seen Striking Similarities to Mai Shiranui (The actual character in [[The King of Fighters|the games]], not the Cosplayer you have here.) So much so, I even Nicknamed her that on first sight! You probably deleted it Just because you saw the term "NSFW". I just wanted to show what she Really would've looked like if you found her on the streets in the real world. Uncyclopedia is a Troll-infested site filled with Traps, Jokes and Hilarity, pointless articles and equally pointless redirects, so I thought I'd have to make one of what you consider "Jokes" by claiming her to be the real life equivalent to Mai Shiranui. Sorry. [[Special:Contributions/79.179.17.186|79.179.17.186]] 15:50, July 21, 2014 (UTC)
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:No, I did not follow the link, nor do I care what is labeled NSFW. As I explained in the Deletion Log, this is a humor wiki, not a catalog of where to go for actual pornography. You are welcome to edit the only article that uses that illustration ([[HowTo:Get Around In A Fighting Tournament]]), except that I think that a joke that a cosplayer is actually a real-world person will not be amusing to virtually any of the readers. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>17:32 21-Jul-14</small>
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::Even with some familiarity with cosplay culture, a cosplayer is actually a real-world person - in a costume, sometimes acting out the part of the character they are dressed up as. So no, this would not be funny. Furthermore, many of the trolls have left for elsewhere, and the Traps are being gradually weeded out, though to some extent they will always still exist, like the classic <nowiki>{{USERNAME}}</nowiki> joke. Jokes and Hilarity are generally welcome here, however, as long as they meet the requirements of all of our "ignorable" policies. Pointless articles can be put on VFD, once you register and are here a few days, and we try to weed out truly pointless redirects as we see them. {{User:Simsilikesims/sig}} 19:21, July 21, 2014 (UTC)
   
:Sorry for the delay; I looked at a change summary of this message once, and followed the link to common.css, but never saw the rest of your message until now. (And your darned signature doesn't display anything until one reads the source code; this is carrying Aleister's disdain for corporate life to extremes.) At one point there was an Uncyclopedia Store, with real UnNews coffee cups. The use of the very new <code>.co</code> domain is suspicious, as is the unusual spelling "uncyclopaedia" in the final two entries. I know some of the Forkers bragged about controlling the IRC channel and I know they view [[WP:Uncyclopedia]] as a battleground too. I would not be surprised if the final four links are controlled by the Fork as well.
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== Your message about my page on saxton hale ==
:If so, this is more theft by deception, against Wikia whose corporate efforts attracted readers to this site, and defrauds the reader, who never expects his mouse click will result in funds transferred to a privately owned parallel website with a copy of Uncyclopedia's articles. Further to our discussion on your talk page about the outrages of corporate life (against which the gripes of the Forkers are trivial): If you worked on the <code>.co</code> site, your paycheck would bounce. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>23:53 21-Jan-13</small>
 
::You really do fit the mold of '[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Vulgar_libertarianism vulgar libertarianism]'. You take the side of a corporation over the aspirations of people who simply desire freedom and to profit over what is rightfully there's. {{User:Kip the Dip/sig}} <small>04:03, Jan. 22, 2013</small>
 
:::''Comedy'' ain't supposed to be about the ''money'', man. --{{User:Thekillerfroggy/sig}} 04:30, January 22, 2013 (UTC)
 
::::Well, I didn't say it ''was''. However, Spike is arguing about money, and I'm saying if merchandise profits should go to anyone, it should go to ''us'', not Wikia. On that note, most of our money will go to keeping the site up, so Spike is double-wrong. I like that. {{User:Kip the Dip/sig}} <small>04:37, Jan. 22, 2013</small>
 
:::::And the phrase "outrages of corporate life" is just gold. Ain't no stoppin the Spike train! --{{User:Thekillerfroggy/sig}} 04:56, January 22, 2013 (UTC)
 
::::::This is SPIKE's talk page and not a common room to discuss him as if he was invisible. Thank you. --{{User:Romartus/sig2}} 08:38, January 22, 2013 (UTC)
 
:::::::Excuse me, but it is ''him'' who is ignoring ''us''. I assume it's because of bad blood. If you notice a few sections up, I asked him for his opinion on a news article more than a week ago and he never responded. {{User:Kip the Dip/sig}} <small>09:45, Jan. 22, 2013</small>
 
::::::::Look further up the page Kip. If I had left a comment like that on your user page, would that encourage collaboration or an acknowledgement? --{{User:Romartus/sig2}} 13:37, January 22, 2013 (UTC)
 
:::::::::Are you referring ''"I have never loathed you.."'' comment? I said that in a moment of anger. His comment was a summary of my entire beef with him: He believes our forking was an autocratic exercise in immaturity, while in the same breath he downplays any of the oppression we've been through with the cold Wikia. Anything after this is childish misdirected rage, for which I sincerely apologize. {{User:Kip the Dip/sig}} <small>17:35, Jan. 22, 2013</small>
 
   
I love Stadtler and Waldorf. As for the date/time in my sig - I've set it up as a tooltip. (Hover over the date/time text.) Thank you for expressing an opinion when I asked you for an opinion. Much appreciated. {{User:PuppyOnTheRadio/sig3|10:10 22 Jan}}
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Please Actually check the backstory of a page before dimissing it or rudely comenting via message thank you.
:Wa-hey! look at that! That is as subtle as double-clicking; truly "too clever by half." Regarding your first observation in this section: I am not at all attached to the boxes in the Forum--but neither at the notion that an exact superficial resemblance to Wikipedia is a key to our attempt to satirize them. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>15:22 22-Jan-13</small>
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if you dont beelive me check this page [http://wiki.teamfortress.com/wiki/Saxton_Hale]
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{{Unsigned|Puncherofbears}}
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:I see on Wikipedia that Saxton Hale is a character in the game Team Fortress 2 and I was mistaken to interpret it as [[UN:CB|cyberbullying]]. However, an Uncyclopedia article on that character is probably not of interest to the general Uncyclopedia reader. I have restored a copy of your article at [[User:Puncherofbears/Saxton Hale]]. Please make it '''funny''' before thinking about returning it to the main encyclopedia. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>14:25 27-Jul-14</small>
   
==In light of all the rocks and sticks being thrown at you...==
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==[[Hans Brinker]]==
...I was wondering if you can cook? On a stone, or a stove, or an oven. Or do you use microwaves. Have you ever eaten out at a restaurant? Just wondering. [[user:Aleister|'''Al''']] 13:13 22-1-'13
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How is baseball? If you are interested, I found some information about the Hans Brinker Budget Hotel in Amsterdam, which you might want to use in your article. The funny thing is that, after having received numerous complaints from its clients, the management decided to proclaim its establishment as the worst hotel in the world. As they probably expected, this marketing campaign boosted the hotel's popularity and augmented its clientele. Interesting, no?
:Avoiding excess grease and sugar is now a higher value than bold new experiences, and a typical meal is nuked rice or couscous with one of those curry things stirred in. But there is a Chinese place (essentially a chippie) I often visit halfway to my favorite sports venue. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>15:22 22-Jan-13</small>
 
::Oh. This was meant, of course (for those in need of humor, I don't personally find anything funny) as a joke, but great, you're eating good. At times in my life I've been "off" sugar for years and on for years (when off of it maybe once or twice a year I'd eat sugar while getting high on some kind of herb, and they mix as a hallucinogen). Am currently no-sugared since Sept. 18. Rice, cous cous, ah, the feasts of life. For a non-sugar treat, have you had Rice Dream (ice cream without the cream). Doesn't sound like you're vegan, but in the past year Amy's has come out with a rice-crust pizza with soy cheese that actually melts. [[user:Aleister|'''Aleister''']] 15:57 22-1-'13
 
::I like your new user page header. Sent you an email, in case you don't check those often. I seldom check my Al account, but do so after I write someone. The guy who's doing the band page is really good, I hope he sticks around to do at least one original page so he can see if he likes writing in this style. [[user:Aleister|'''Aleister''']] 21:00 23-1-'13
 
:Your email hasn't arrived yet; I poll every 10 minutes. I replied to you on his talk page, where I hopefully turned him over to you. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>21:04 23-Jan-13</small>
 
   
===[[HowTo:Become A Rapist]]===
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I thought about adding this to the article myself, but I don't know where and I can't write in the same style you do, so here you are! And nice work on the additions to the article, by the way! {{User:Anton199/sig}} 13:24, July 29, 2014 (UTC)
Spike, you know what? The IP's edits on HowtoBecome a rapist are actually good, and I like the page a lot more after his edits. A lot. It shortened it, took out lots of the deadwood as well as parts the page both shouldn't be teaching ''and'' aren't that funny. I say we keep it as the IP edited it, and I'll see if any important links were deleted. Please take a look at the page when he got done with it and see what you think. But not now, all work and no play and that.[[user:Aleister|'''Aleister''']] 3:25 24-1-'13
 
:I'll defer to you if you've actually looked at the result; I assumed it was just a blanker, perhaps a phone worker at a Rape Crisis Center on an evening when no one's calling in. It is a damned cold night to go out raping. By the way, your email never arrived. Good night. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>03:34 24-Jan-13</small>
 
::Probably a blanker, but they blanked the worse of it in terms of being too-far out there and trimmed the page back to a very good version as versions go, maybe unintentionally, which is the same as intentional when the intent is right. Not a bad job. Email, will look into it later. A long and interesting day in uncy history. [[user:Aleister|'''Aleister''']] 3:42 24-1-'13
 
   
==[[User:Projectmayhem666/Thailand]]==
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:You don't cite the new information you found, so I can't do anything with it. (Regarding the worst hotel in the world, I just read — in Mike Shedlock's column on townhall.com — the worst restaurant in the world taking a blogger to French court for writing "A Place To Avoid" that surged to 4th-place in Google.) Dump your new stuff into the article (which is less than half "mine"), for example in a new final section '''Other Hans Brinkers''', and I'll massage it. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>13:32 29-Jul-14</small>
Made a plan of action, hopefully will get around to it. Struggling to find time, and when I do I'm usually distracted and finding it hard to come up with anything funny. Will Peereview and see if what I write is better than what is already on there. {{User:Projectmayhem666/sig}}. 18:49, January 24, 2013 (UTC)
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::The article I read was in French, but I will willingly add a section to partly your article. {{User:Anton199/sig}} 18:20, July 29, 2014 (UTC)
:OK. The biggest problems I see with the mainspace version is that the Fun Facts have gone out of control (as Fun Facts always do) and it could use more information for people unfamiliar with the local news, and less reliance on simple puns. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>19:02 24-Jan-13</small>
 
::It feels like an attack article that exists to insult the subject, rather than an article that is trying to be funny. --{{User:Mnbvcxz/sig5}} 12:45, January 27, 2013 (UTC)
 
:The mainspace article is not terribly good, but not entirely malevolent; there's also some not terribly good Randumbo. Hence the effort to rework it, which 666 has graciously accepted. {{U|Funnybony}} lives there and turned down this assignment. I think the place is an autocracy where anyone who knows enough to write a funny article is safer not doing so. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>12:52 27-Jan-13</small>
 
::I would agree with your reasoning. However, articles to attack to prove a point rather than be funny often don't off as funny. Thailand is in a relatively backwards part of the world, and is about on par, in terms of freedom, for the region. It sort of comes across like town-cruft, because there is nothing that sets apart Thailand, either real or imagined. An alternative similar article on Mubage or Kim Jong-un or even Vladimir Putin would work, simply because they are more notable. This one comes across, as a "same crap, different day" article. --{{User:Mnbvcxz/sig5}} 13:14, January 27, 2013 (UTC)
 
:I hope Projectmayhem is following this and getting a sense of what needs to be done. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>13:38 27-Jan-13</small>
 
   
==Aleister chats up an IP==
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:I've now taken a stab at it. Unfortunately, the said Hostel has basically made a joke of itself (with the London ''Daily Mail'' piling on), leaving us in the position of cataloguing someone else's humor instead of writing our own. I've done what I can without piggy-backing off (or linking to) them. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>17:12 1-Aug-14</small>
The IP had a point on the Primitive Taliban page, I left him a note on his talk page. We're getting some pretty good IP's the last couple days. [[user:Aleister|'''Aleister''']] 21:28 24-1-'13
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::Thanks! It's great and a lot better than I could have ever done! Two days in Russia and all the problems fix themselves! {{User:Anton199/sig}} 19:23, August 3, 2014 (UTC)
:I too have been encouraged by the stream of new contributors. However, Aleister, if you are going to chat up IPs (other than to ask good ones to register), please investigate the context. This one is a few digits down from Template Spammer (thus probably the same guy), who started in again this morning after coming back from a 6-month ban and picking up right where he left off. I don't care if this particular blind squirrel found an acorn in your eyes, the reward of your attention could be disastrous. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>21:35 24-Jan-13</small>
 
:Alright. But I tried to tame him, and if he continues, yeah. Apologies, I didn't check into him but saw that he was trying to help on the Taliban USA page. [[user:Aleister|'''Aleister''']] 21:43 24-1-'13
 
   
I am wrong, he is not the perma-banned Template Spammer. But I assume that 198.228.228.21 is an incarnation of 198.228.228.40 and 198.228.228.32, in other words ban evasion. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>21:46 24-Jan-13</small>
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== Chaoarren ==
:Why don't we see if he signs up as a member and decides to respect people. Miracles happen. [[user:Aleister|'''Al''']] minute later
 
   
I can't predict the future. But I can see that what he does, as the Template Spammer does too, is make a lot of annoying tweaks to a lot of unrelated pages. If he is the next Solzhenitzyn, I will admit error. But '''engaging him is an enormous reinforcement''' even if your amended engagement merely directs him to register, and being the source of a disagreement between two registered users is an even bigger reinforcement. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>21:52 24-Jan-13</small>
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Just a heads up that I've removed the block you places on Chaoarren last year for socking/creating crappy stubs repeatedly. He promises to improve and has (so far) been good on the fork so I'm willing to believe he may be serious about improving. I'm writing an [[UN:OFFICE]] entry for him, if you'd like to keep a watchful eye on him for a few months or so. {{User:Frosty/sig3}} 12:41, July 30, 2014 (UTC)
   
PS--I think you got your wish. You now have an adoptee! Append to [[User talk:Kirbyfan1996]] if you see fit. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>21:58 24-Jan-13</small>
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== World Cup of Wikis ==
:Hmmmmmm. He's going to have to make a quick 260 on the respect level. We'll see. [[user:Aleister|'''Al''']] 22:09
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Hi SPIKE. It's Amit, from the Israeli wiki (Eincyclopedia).
   
===...and Kirbyfan1996 appears on the scene===
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A few weeks ago I suggested that every four years will be a World Cup (something that is similar to the FIFA World Cup) in the English wiki.Every wiki will do sort of an internal preliminary World Cup to choose the entries that will be "sent" to the International World Cup in the English wiki.The competition will be just like the original FIFA World Cup (tournament), Country Versus Country until the finals.
   
Hi, I'm new to Uncyclopedia. Like really new. I literally just made my account about an hour ago. I'd like help understanding why I'm on thin ice for a large series of trivial edits to pages. Including this page, I have only "made my mark" on two pages. Nor have I ever done anything that would get me banned from a web community before. I may not be the funniest or most creative person out there, and I'd like help learning how to convey my more creative side. But I just want to understand the criticism.
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The rules of the competition:
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#Every wiki will choose two articles that will be represented it in the competition.
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#The articles that will be chosen must have an international humor, so everybody could understand it.
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#The articles that will be chosen must be written or translated to English, so anyone could understand the humor and the sophistication of them. For example, if in the Dutch wiki there is a witty and funny article, the Dutch users need to translate it to English, so the whole world could enjoy it.
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#Every wiki must pick one user that will represent the wiki in the World Cup. This user will represent his wiki and all the articles that were created in his wiki and will be in the competition. In addition, this user's English has to be very good - he must know how to write in properly English because he will translate the articles from his wiki. Besides, this user will take part in the votes and will promote the levels of the World Cup, even if his wiki articles will not take part in the next level.
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#The World Cup will always start on June 20.
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#Near every article there would be the article's home country flag (if the wiki doesn't have a home country she has to make a fictional flag), so there would be no confusion between two articles with the same name. For example, if both Norwegian and Japanese wikis have an article in the World Cup about Genghis Khan, there will be the flag of Norway near the Norwegian article and there will be the flag of Japan near the Japanese article.
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#If the wiki's language is spoken in more than one country or in some countries, (for example, the English wiki, the French wiki, the Spanish wiki, the Portuguese wiki, the German wiki Etc.) the flag of this wiki will be the flag of its home country. For example, the French wiki will have the flag of France.
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#Above every wiki will be written the language of that wiki in English (for those who don't know the differences between the Slovenian flag and the Slovakian flag).
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#Translated articles from English or from other languages mustn't participate the World Cup.
   
BTW, who's this Template Spammer guy? When I posted this on your talk page, I read the IP section just above it. If my computer's IP address is similar to your guy, it might be because I'm using InPrivate Browsing (I don't like cookies and other stuff from the Internet that automatically gets stored an causes problems as this is what happened to my last computer.) {{Unsigned|Kirbyfan1996}}
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So, what do you think about it? [[User:Amitarbel|Something is written here]] [[User talk:Amitarbel|Tell me here what was written]] 17:26, July 30, 2014 (UTC)
   
:So you've read my welcome to you on [[User talk:Kirbyfan1996]], and the previous section of this here page. Your registration as Kirbyfan followed a vandal attack by the guy I described to you. Aleister posted a message to him applauding one of his edits, I told him that was unwise, he edited the message to invite the vandal to register--and you turned up. If this is a gigantic case of mistaken identity--if you are saying above that this is literally your second edit to our wiki--then I am mistaken. (Even in that case, there is no harm in putting your best foot forward.) We are all here to help you be funny, and we can proceed on this talk page or yours, where I did give you one tip about your other edit. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>23:05 24-Jan-13</small>
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:Competitions are a great way to induce activity. Are you asking if we are interested in hosting the competition? We recently had one held "jointly" by this website and one other, which some people used as a gambit to try to induce our authors to leave the website. Consequently, we will be more vigilant than previously.
   
:PS--It has nothing to do with your IP address; ordinary users like me can't see your IP address when you use a user name. It is the coincidence in time that made me suspicious. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>23:07 24-Jan-13</small>
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:If the World Cup starts on June 20, then I think we missed the deadline for 2014.
   
:[Memo to self] The next day the Template Spammer returns, and makes a bee-line not for Kirby but [[Furby]]. I repeat my apology on Kirby's talk page. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>20:29 25-Jan-13</small>
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:I think the requirement that the humor be international should not be codified in the rules but simply something that voters weigh. I'd expect a wiki's voters to oppose a nomination that is unsuitable for an international competition, such as an article on a single U.S. state. We might start with the articles voted in the Top Ten of the previous year (it would be nice if there weren't that six-month delay), though some of these would be lost on non-native-English speakers.
   
:Photo of a [[Furby]] from Aleister seen, and deleted so I don't have to pay to load it again later, or see it again. Who do you think you are, "self]"? {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>12:01 27-Jan-13</small>
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:I agree that, although wikis are free to borrow from one another, a foreign-language wiki ought not to be able to win with an article that was translated out of English and then translated back into English for the competition (no matter if it was improved). Now, some articles might do a good job of being funny but a poor job of being rendered into English. The locals might assist — or would that be unfair? {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>17:39 30-Jul-14</small>
   
==Thanks from Robstew==
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::One more thing. May you spread the idea [[Forum:Village Dump|here]] ? [[User:Amitarbel|Something is written over here]] / [[User talk:Amitarbel|Tell me here what was written]] 07:11, July 31, 2014 (UTC)
Hey, just wanted to say thanks for the feedback. This being the internet, I expected something completely offensive and nonconstructive. Your advice wasn't any of these things, and for that I am most grateful. I will definitely keep your revisions in mind. As you can see, the subaru page is still a bit of a work in progress. After looking around, I found that a different page about subaru was deleted by an admin. Hopefully with a bit of time, mine won't be.--[[User:Robstew|Robstew]] ([[User talk:Robstew|talk]]) 03:02, January 27, 2013 (UTC)
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:As a registered Uncyclopedian, you could do this as well, and it might be better that way, as I am obviously still unsure of the exact procedure. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>12:41 31-Jul-14</small>
   
:You're welcome. Offensive and nonconstructive can also happen here; just above you see part of a debate about how to treat newcomers who don't register and who seem to be vandals. The weekend shift is undermanned at the moment because of the politics we all love, and those remaining are sometimes defensive.
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== Image you deleted ==
   
:You are also wise to contact me here: I had already concluded that you were in good hands and "unwatched" your talk page, meaning I would not have seen a message left there.
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I didn't intend to use it as free storage space. I was planning on using it on an article I was writing. I figured it would be better to create the article with the image already there. Sorry for the misunderstanding, but it didn't say anything about that in the beginners guide. {{Unsigned|RabidBadger163248}}
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:Very well. I overreacted on seeing it was over 5 megabytes for no reason. I can restore it if you like, but it would be better if you reloaded it as a smaller file. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>04:00 31-Jul-14</small>
   
:The edit {{U|Simsilikesims}} made to your article coincides with the list of comments I gave earlier. When writing, you must always decide who your reader is; here, it is a random person anywhere in the English-speaking world, notably the UK, Canada, and Australia. 2 out of 2 readers who cared to comment did not know who your auto-racer was; I am sorry to say it is just as bad for baseball stars. Recently I helped out on a new article on [[Rick Nash]] (the star of the hockey NY Rangers) by a butt-hurt Columbus Bluejackets fan, and someone else was ready to delete it as an article about a family member or something. A sentence with a summary of his accomplishments would help the reader relate to him (and you don't have to play that straight either).
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== how?==
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how do you call a snail with a boat? [[user:mctomerd11|Israel is here!]] [[file:Daemon Israel.JPG|25px]] 09:42, July 31, 2014 (UTC)
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:A SNAILOR!!! [[user:mctomerd11|Israel is here!]] [[file:Daemon Israel.JPG|25px]] 09:42, July 31, 2014 (UTC)
   
:Reading your talk page: You are perfectly free to abandon the article on "Subaru" in your userspace if you get a more promising idea. It was wise to look for other versions of Subaru--and, if you find them, study '''why''' they were deleted. (If it was by [[UN:VFD|vote]], read the debate. Also try my [[Rice burner]].) You can upload any content you produce, provided you agree that it can be used for any non-commercial use subject only to giving you credit; regarding photos you take with your phone, please confine any vanity to your user page, a small amount to introduce yourself to other editors, not a catalog of everything you've done on the Web. Happy editing! {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>12:01 27-Jan-13</small>
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== [[Eclipse]] ==
 
==Rule 2==
 
SPIKE,as a concerned American(WOO America!!!), I see you have deleted a lot of stuff. I don't think you are American.You are a Uncyclopedia Nazi(read Hitler). THIS , IS , AMERICA!!!! Idiot {{unsigned|Drfg|00:15, January 28, 2013}}
 
:As an idiot, you may have missed a few subtle points
 
:*This is not America
 
:*You started a discussion by invoking Godwin's rule
 
:*Spike cannot delete any pages. He can edit pages. This is done for quality control. ([http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/index.php?title=Special%3ALog&type=delete&user=SPIKE A complete list] of every pages Spike has deleted.)
 
:*[[Hitler]] is a terrible article
 
:Pleasure to be of assistance. {{User:PuppyOnTheRadio/sig3|12:20 28 Jan}}
 
::PUPPY, as a concerned Fiji Islander(WOO Fiji Islands!!!), I see you have berated Drfg and stuff. I don't think you are Fiji Islander.You are a Uncyclopedia Nazi(read Goebbels). THIS, IS, FIJI ISLANDS!!!! Idiot [[user:Aleister|'''unsigned''']] 00:15, January 28. 2013
 
   
Deleting is editing ,jackass.same to you on the nazi part.from reading your article you are a puppy fucker. {{Unsigned|Drfg}}
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Hi. I'm the "author" of the Eclipse article and I've just noted it has been deleted or almost... I hope you understood the idea behind this text was to hide everything behind an image representing an eclipse. The text is absolutely not funny on purpose, it was just a copy/paste of Wikipedia. You can compare this conceptual article to [[Nihilism]] for example. Anyway if you don't get it it's not really important, but I noticed since the article is online maybe 5 years from now, some dudes delete the image of the black circle because they can't read the text, which I think is funny enough to leave it like that! {{User:WiiKend/sig}} 12:56, August 2, 2014 (UTC)
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:Yes, thanks. I got the joke, but as I wrote at [[Uncyclopedia:Votes_for_deletion/Archive-2014-07#Eclipse|Votes for deletion]], I didn't think the single sight gag was enough to carry the article. While it was on VFD, I edited the sporked text to actually be '''funny'''. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>14:10 2-Aug-14</small>
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::ok I understand. What puzzles me is that the article was on the site for maybe 5 years before deletion but frankly, it's not the work I'm the proudest of. {{User:WiiKend/sig}} 15:35, August 2, 2014 (UTC)
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:There is absolutely no way for this site to provide consistency so that every article deleted is worse than every article kept. Established articles stay established until someone nominates them and convinces other voters on VFD, with the 24-hour-minimum notification (Doesn't seem like a lot, these days!) to the author(s). <small>15:39</small> PS--I nominated the article after Anon removed the black circle (the first time, substituting <b>MASSIVE CIRCLE HAS BEEN REMOVED FROM THE PREMISS</b>). {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>16:46 2-Aug-14</small>
   
:::I think the edit in question is to [[Car]], where Drfg added the bit in italics: "In 1879, Karl Benz patented his engine, allowing him to make the first car.''He immediately regretted it and became a hippie.''" With no space following the previous sentence. We regard this addition as Randumbo and deserving of deletion. I had also seen your edit to your own user page, to-wit: "DRFG ROCKS!!!!!!! EVERY ELSE IS AN FUCKING RETARDED IDIOT,HA HA!!!!!!!!!EVERYONE ON THIS SITE HAS A SMALL DICK OR A PUSSY THAT SMELL LIKE RETARDED FISH." And to [[Talk:Onion]], I quote: "Say something about how onion smell like ass." In brief, I did not expect quality edits from you and the one I deleted was not one. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>00:40 28-Jan-13</small>
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== [[Linux]] ==
::::Yes, I do fuck puppies, but that is [[Bestiality|a lifestyle choice]]. Anyway, to be serious, and I don't know the issues involved, why don't you pick a couple of your favorite edits that you are talking about and present your case in nice tones and with a hand of friendship extended, like an adult would (you can still have the other hand unextended and holding a stone-age knife, like I do). Then some of your edit, a word or two, can maybe go wherever it is you guys are talking about. Thanks, and if you calm the fuck down you can find a lot of good and creative people here who can give you a healthy learning curve. But what will probably happen is you will ignore my advice, get banned, and that will be that. Try to stick around, yes? [[user:Aleister|'''Aleister''']] 00:42 28-1-'13
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[Why the revert?]...Linux as an OS really doesn't exist. And Linux isn't a kernel anymore, it's an OS. See Google for more details. {{Unsigned|79.247.150.220}}
:::''May we vote?'' (Incidentally, you would be amazed how little of the time it works to tell someone to "calm the fuck down.") {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>00:47 28-Jan-13</small>
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:Thank you for the '''facts''', as contradictory as they read. Unfortunately, this is a '''humor''' wiki. As I explained in the Change Summary: A prior author wrote this page with a specific humor strategy in mind, and you edited it to have the first word and pursue a different humor strategy, only you failed to pursue it. The solution is to pick a user name, and create your own article. We will help. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>13:25 3-Aug-14</small>
::::We must try though. I have never calmed the fuck down when requested to, but miracles do happen (I just saw a Drew Barrymore film "Big Miracle", a pretty good movie), [[user:Aleister|'''Aleister calmed the fuck down''']] 00:52
 
:::::Spike is right. ''Chill the fuck out'' is much more effective. {{User:PuppyOnTheRadio/sig3|03:14 28 Jan}}
 
   
== [[Content warning]] ==
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== [[User:Robbmeister X]] ==
   
I thought I'd said this in the past but I might as well say it now. I like content warnings when done the right way. One of the best examples of this is the content warning on South Park. It's a very quick warning and shows a distinct lack of respect for the fact that it needs a warning. That splash of irreverence actually drew me into the show. I also recall that the Naked Gun series had a few gems in their end credits along these lines, and even Michael Jackson's ''Thriller'' referred to "...resemblance to any persons living, dead, or undead..."
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I wanted to leave a message to this user after reverting him, but couldn't come up with any good piece of advice (I might as well take a course of Uncyclopedia re-education now!). So thank you for doing this for me! {{User:Anton199/sig}} 12:05, August 5, 2014 (UTC)
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:It's not original, but I'm glad you think it was good. (It always sounds better coming from a person other than the one who undid his edits.) {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>12:10 5-Aug-14</small>
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:PS--I've finished archiving posts to this page from the second quarter and thus have moved [[User:SPIKE/2014-2#Special:CloseMyAccount]], which was recently referenced in the UnSignpost. Would you please locate the right page and update the link? {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>12:19 5-Aug-14</small>
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::Done! {{User:Anton199/sig}} 12:28, August 5, 2014 (UTC)
   
Would I run the site without one if possible - yes. If we're going to have one would I make it as much of an indication of the site as possible? Absolutely.
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== Sprite bug ==
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Separately, did you know that the thumbnail sign or how you call it (two squares below an image) displays all the time, even if it's not needed. For instance, when you code the file-link as <code><nowiki>[[Image.png|center|frame]]</nowiki></code>. I remember you worked on something like that a month ago, so I am addressing myself to you. Do you have an idea about how to fix this? {{User:Anton199/sig}} 12:35, August 5, 2014 (UTC)
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:That is called the Sprite, that sounds like a legitimate bug, and I should be able to fix it. (However, regarding "even if it's not needed," it's never really needed.) Please point me to a page where it manifests itself so that I can look at the HTML code the page produces. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>12:55 5-Aug-14</small>
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:The code that inserts the Sprite into a figure caption is the first non-comment line at [[MediaWiki:Uncyclopedia.js]]. Presumably, it needs to be further qualified. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>13:26 5-Aug-14</small>
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::See [[UnBooks:Psychedelic Rosie and Her Coat of Many Colors]]: I've just re-formatted the images, so that the first and the last one are ''frame''d and the middle ones ''thumb''ed. {{User:Anton199/sig}} 13:35, August 5, 2014 (UTC)
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:In other words, you have worked around the bug before letting me fix it? I have edited the .js to apply only to FIGCAPTION blocks that have an actual caption paragraph inside them. Please reload your cache (Ctrl-F5) and tell me if it's fixed. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>13:47 5-Aug-14</small>
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::Fixed! Thanks!!! {{User:Anton199/sig}} 18:14, August 5, 2014 (UTC)
   
As for the issues you're having with viewing - the images off shouldn't make an impact (and if they do they'll make an impact here but not when the content warning actually is in place - that uses real background html.) But let me know what issues you're having. I've tested across a few browsers and resolutions, but I'm aware that there's a chance I missed something. If it's in your CSS that's killing it, then that's a non-issue. Your site CSS shouldn't kick in until the content warning is dismissed. (Effectively it'll be fine once you've logged in.) {{User:PuppyOnTheRadio/sig3|12:12 30 Jan}}
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== Newbie Reporting for Duty ==
   
:I don't expect to prevail; but as the question is raised in a new place, I gave my opinion again. The whimsical approach is way too much about what we think about ourselves and not about the decision the reader has to make. On the CSS, almost all of my CSS is in <code>userContent</code> on my PC and thus takes effect for anything Uncyclopedia displays. But again, even when I disable my CSS, without images the text is light-light-light-gray on white. And disabling images should disable all downloads of images, whether through <code>[File:...]</code> or as a background image. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>12:47 30-Jan-13</small>
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Hello! I am currently new here and would love to help out in editing and cleaning, do you have any advice? {{Unsigned|SilentSnowDrops}}
::Isn't what we think about ourselves the same as what we want the reader to think about us? The choice is pink and kittens or scary lightning and Oscar Wilde. I myself loath and fear to come here, but here I am nonetheless. Almost time to eat, so I must be off to the races. [[user:Aleister|'''Aleister''']] 12:54
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:Why, yes! Sign your posts to talk pages! Granted, no one told you that. Before discussing your preferences, I have put an official Welcome on your own user talk page. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>19:19 8-Aug-14</small>
:I will definitely pick navel-gazing over irrelevance (kittens), but I'd rather play it straight to a newcomer. Separately, I had a nice diced-ham-and-cheese vindaloo recently (sauce from a bottle, of course). Yesterday it was a loaf of bread dipped in pie filling. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>12:57 30-Jan-13</small>
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::Thanks, I'll read what you have written. How does one sign posts though? Is it like this? {{User:SilentSnowDrops}}? By the way, I feel the need for editing, well when I am done reading the rules, that is...but I am currently locked from editing? '''Edit: nevermind I learnt how to do so''' [[User:SilentSnowDrops|SilentSnowDrops]] ([[User talk:SilentSnowDrops|talk]]) 19:25, August 8, 2014 (UTC)
::Code talk. Al, block your ears. The way I've put together the page is a bastardisation of background image, which means the option of background image OR dark blue colour doesn't quite work. If I could add the image into the CSS for the div then that would work. Having said that part of my hack meant that you should have most of the text on a dark blue background anyway. The fact that you don't bugs me. I'll give it another kick and see if it helps. {{User:PuppyOnTheRadio/sig3|01:17 30 Jan}}
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:As you will read, you can sign by typing four tilde characters in a row. What you did doesn't work as you don't yet have a signature file (see [[UN:SIG]]). You can work it so that typing four tildes automatically drops your signature file into the post. Let's continue this on your talk page, as it's more about you than me, cheers! {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>19:26 8-Aug-14</small>
:::Ah - my bad. I took out a background colour on my “behind” div while experimenting and forgot to reinstate it. {{User:PuppyOnTheRadio/sig3|01:22 30 Jan}}
 
   
:That fix got 'er done. Aleister, meanwhile, has blocked not only his ears but his mouth, see above. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>13:27 30-Jan-13</small>
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== [[Preteen]] ==
Enjoy the silence. {{User:PuppyOnTheRadio/sig3|01:30 30 Jan}}
 
   
== VFS ==
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Good work editing this article! I agree with almost all of the changes, but I think that the joke about Google Images ("Based on Internet image searches using Google.com, 98.5 % of all preteens are female.") is very funny and could be kept. {{User:Anton199/sig}} 13:49, August 12, 2014 (UTC)
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:OK, then put it back. One reason I deleted it is because the author peppered that section with links to Google so that the reader would try it himself. I didn't like the humor that was so dependent on the reader seeing "evidence." {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>14:29 12-Aug-14</small>
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::Well, I don't think the link was needed at all there. {{User:Anton199/sig}} 17:11, August 12, 2014 (UTC)
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:Note, though, that I had moved this joke to the caption of the photograph now on the left side. The percentage might go there too, as well as a note that this illustrates the preteen's winter apparel, and that they dress more scantily in the summer. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>18:55 12-Aug-14</small>
   
I see you're leading, if you get oppage. Congratulations.--{{User:Kamek98/sig2}} 21:51, January 30, 2013 (UTC)
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== [[UnNews:Scottish campaigners request Australian help]] ==
   
== ThePartTimeGroucho ==
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Was this the sort of story you were looking for? I hope so. {{User:ScottPat/sig3}} 19:26, August 16, 2014 (UTC)
   
Hi you keep undoing all my changes. and ill admit, the one about the black people was pretty stupid. However, the changes to the Washington state page were very funny in my opinion, and I don't understand why you reverted them.
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:Thanks for clearing up the intro. That's what I was more aiming for I'm just terrible with words. {{User:ScottPat/sig3}} 06:25, August 18, 2014 (UTC)
   
:I explained that one on [[User talk:ThePartTimeGroucho|your user page]]. In fact, after reverting your first three edits, I sought the intervention of one of the site's Admins, and two other non-Admins have intervened with helpful tips to you. For starters, everything you type is not automatically funny; you need something in mind, some plan for making the reader laugh. More so when it tweaks issues of black-versus-white. Especially when you change something inside brackets, which is the name of an article that exists, to something that doesn't exist, or write "compton" and I'd have to go in and capitalize it anyway, it's easier to undo the change if it isn't funny, and these so far haven't been. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>00:41 31-Jan-13</small>
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::That is how we know you belong here. But the words is not the thing, but rather the approach! An UnNews must mention a rant, not conduct one! As I said in the Change Summary: Now, do the rest! {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>12:50 18-Aug-14</small>
   
==Forum==
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::PS--I renamed it so the name aligns with an unrelated Romartus UnNews on Missouri/Israel. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>18:34 18-Aug-14</small>
Since no admin is around, do you know how to get into a locked forum code? "Funnybony has 40 features" is the name, and I want to copy the start of it on some other site where Funnybony has just gotten his 40th. Thanks. [[user:Aleister|'''Aleister''']] 00:49 31-1-'13
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:::I agree. It is funnier (in my view) to quote someone else going ranty rather than that being the tone of the UnNews article as such. BTW, I was watching [[Julian Assange]] on TV in a live broadcast from the Ecudorian embassy in London but it seems, via a bad [[Skype]] connection because the audio was so bad. Perhaps the signal was getting scrambled by the secret service agents on the roof...--{{User:Romartus/sig2}} 20:35, August 18, 2014 (UTC)
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::::Don't worry Romartus, I'll pass any messages on to him when he pops round to my house for tea on his way out the country. Don't tell anyone but I've sent him of to [[Peru]] on a cheap package holiday as he deserves the break. Thanks Spike for your help. {{User:ScottPat/sig3}} 11:26, August 19, 2014 (UTC)
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::::PS - I enjoyed [[UnNews:Missouri Governor requests Israeli help|this]]. {{User:ScottPat/sig3}} 11:29, August 19, 2014 (UTC)
   
:It's editable to me. Even when it is "locked" there is a '''View source''' button where '''Edit''' should be. You always have access to the code. Separately, that is not the name. If you want to cite a page, cite it correctly--better yet, link to it so I don't have to use our horrible search feature. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>00:56 31-Jan-13</small>
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::Now, [[UnNews:US won't reveal text of Obama-care]] is how to write a rant. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>11:34 19-Aug-14</small>
   
My view doesn't have the view source, but I'll look again. On another topic, you know, with all the idiots and bots and things floating around, we should really just admin all four people - even Puppy who really doesn't want it, and Simi who I don't know what the big fuss is about her because I haven't seen her help out here very much since the move. But how about we make a push to admin all four of you, so the ban button could be in other people's hands when no admin is on-site. [[user:Aleister|'''Aleister''']] 1:00 31-1-'13
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:Puppy and I have both stated that we would be happy with whatever the Chief Justice decides. Simsie is mostly at the Fork and Mn-z is mostly happily creating content, but I think they wouldn't object either. "We" are not going to make a push, as I am not going to make a push to change the rules in the middle of the game. But you are welcome to give your opinion to the Chief. For the record, if I had the ban button tonight, you would still be stinging, edit-conflicting me twice on my own talk page so you could respond to Groucho before I could and continue passing yourself off as a Negro to lay a guilt trip on him. Just 10 minutes so I could get horrible T-Mobile to turn my post around. It is taking nearly a minute tonight. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>01:09 31-Jan-13</small>
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Unfortunately your touch up switched the Australian backing from supporting the anti-independance campaigners to the pro-independance campaigners. I re-adjusted and was forced to rename title to accommodate for it. {{User:ScottPat/sig3}} 11:45, August 19, 2014 (UTC)
::Passing myself off as a negro? Well my good sir, my good sir!! And I got that thing done, thanks for opening it. [[user:Aleister|'''Ol Black Betty''']] 1:18 31-1-'13
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:I confess ignorance of the respective sides; but please put it back to be parallel with Romartus's UnNews, rather than use the passive voice. Go back to the original title and simply replace "radicals." {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>11:48 19-Aug-14</small>
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::Okey-dokey. {{User:ScottPat/sig3}} 12:30, August 19, 2014 (UTC)
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:Thanks. (In fact, one might say that "radicals" is another bit of personal opinion that slipped into the story — Surely those on that side don't view their position as radical.) {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>12:32 19-Aug-14</small>
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:No; you merely deleted "radicals" and kept it in the passive. I changed it to "campaigners," vague but surely accurate. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>12:37 19-Aug-14</small>
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::Thanks. Radical was meant to be a joke as they are almost certainly not radical, contrary to the Palestinians and Donetsketans (East Ukrainians - God knows what to call them!) who are very radically fighting for their independance. {{User:ScottPat/sig3}} 12:52, August 19, 2014 (UTC)
   
Groucho, meanwhile, is in again. I comment on his talk page, but will leave it to one of youse to give him the deserved revert if you agree. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>01:21 31-Jan-13</small>
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== Thanks for the tips Spike ==
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I will try to get a handle on this. I'm liable to have some missteps, so I appreciate the corrective pointers.
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- Frank Fancinostril
   
==[[Great Library of Alexandria]]==
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== Another protected UnSignpost! Sigh. ==
The page is looking and reading really good. I knew it would be a saveable article, with all your work on it it's a classic of the (library) genre. I just saw an IP edit dogs, which reminded me I wanted to polish that page and make it better than it has a right to be. Alright IP! [[user:Aleister|'''Aleist''']] 23:29 1-2-'13
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:Um, yes. He removed one excess space, then added, and I quote, "Dogs are cool." Rolled back. Library is unbegun except to show what I would do with it: blur concepts of primitivity together, incompatibly, with the US capital district. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>23:45 1-Feb-13</small>
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Could you be, please, move [[Uncyclopedia:UnSignpost/20110324]] to [[UnSignpost:UnSignpost/20110324]]? You can leave a redirect behind. Thanks. {{User:Anton199/sig}} 16:56, August 25, 2014 (UTC)
::But dogs are cool! At least the bigger ones. I'm actually helping to raise another wolf (80%, the rest german shepard and there's speculation some coyote got in there somewhere), he just celebrated his 1st birthday and is a gamer. Are you going to continue on the Library? Is it open to play on it with you? [[user:Aleister|'''Aleister''']] 1:00 2-2-'13
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:The veracity of his statement was never in question; only the funniness. Yeah, go play in the Library. I hope you preserve the style of dryly getting all the facts wrong, unless you have something brilliant in mind. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>01:07 2-Feb-13</small>
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== [[Navelism]] ==
::No, nothing in mind. Thanks, I'd like to collab with you on such an auspicious page. I'll play on it sometime this weekend, today my time here is running short and I am "runnning long for the pass" - to quote Randy Moss, the self-styled best receiver in American football history (at least one of the top five). [[user:Aleister|'''Aleister''']] 1:11 2-2-'13
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[[wikipedia:Omphalos|Omphalos]]! --{{User:Romartus/sig2}} 16:41, August 30, 2014 (UTC)
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== [[Mulbarton, Norfolk]] ==
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<s>Note you even removed the frequency of buses, what's the point please? I thought the aim was to keep it close to reality? Also</s> why not have a cn tag [[User:Gabriel Turner|Gabriel Turner]] ([[User talk:Gabriel Turner|talk]]) 12:31, September 4, 2014 (UTC)
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:The aim is not to keep it close to reality. The aim is to invent a funny take on reality. The {{Tl|cn}} tag, which shouts out that "This assertion might not be true" on a website where all of the famous assertions are untrue, needs to be reserved for situations where it is actually '''especially''' funny to ask the reader to consider that. Russian Reversal is [[HTBFANJS|officially]] trite. Finally, there is nothing funny about the sentence, "The population at the 2001 census was 2,827." Nor much funny about your entire article. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>13:45 4-Sep-14</small>
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== Seizure Page ==
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Since the original article was taken our of my userspace and mainspaced by someone else, I'd like it to be returned to my userspace at [[User:Meganeew/Siezure Page,]] please. Thank you. --{{User:Meganew/sigb}} 06:27, September 6, 2014 (UTC)
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:Which story? This one - [[Seizure]] - was created before you arrived here. I checked the edit history. There is no 'Siezure' page. --{{User:Romartus/sig2}} 08:22, September 6, 2014 (UTC)
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::[[User:Meganew/Seizure Page|I did it already]] {{User:Frosty/sig3}} 08:45, September 6, 2014 (UTC)
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:::OK. --{{User:Romartus/sig2}} 09:25, September 6, 2014 (UTC)
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== That little edit in the Codeine article ==
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Hey Spike, I've added 'Codeine is also a replacement for [[female hygiene]]' but you removed it. It's okay.
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I'm writing here because maybe you didn't get it? Codeine is used in every vaginal itching medication. That was the pun. {{Unsigned|79.19.208.168}}
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:Write jokes, not riddles. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>02:15 7-Sep-14</small>
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::It's a riddle only if you are a pimply teenager. Keep your infantile fun then. [[Special:Contributions/79.17.75.54|79.17.75.54]] 12:48, September 7, 2014 (UTC)
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:I am neither. What this means is write a funny encyclopedic paragraph around your concept. Don't just state your concept. Don't do a rage-quit. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>12:58 7-Sep-14</small>
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== [[Blade Runner]] ==
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Hi Spike, I am not sure why you have edited out my addition to the Bladerunner page, as it seems that it wasn't removed intitially, at least for a year, so unless it is a unanimous decision, I don't see why you have removed it. It is possible that you have given it a separate page which I am not aware of. But if it has been removed and it is not unanimous, or was only unanimous when prompted and made as a suggestion (for removal), I can only see that as some intervention, which I will remark upon that I disapprove of.
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Perhaps there is a simple explanation for this. Perhaps I am a bit quick to start thinking that this is malice. Maybe the world is 'changing' and we are being sucked into it. Either way, what was allowed once to stay, should be allowed altogether to stay. I hope you can appreciate this philosophy. No, come to think of it, it wasn't you, I think it might have been docilehippopotamus. --[[User:Reallybloodymental|Reallybloodymental]] ([[User talk:Reallybloodymental|talk]]) 21:41, September 13, 2014 (UTC)
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:Do you know how to use the '''History''' tab? If you are referring to [[Blade Runner]], my only edit there, 28-Mar-13, was to undo an anonymous editor, who made a section heading absurdly long and also added gassy text to the first paragraph of that section.
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:Neither I nor any other experienced Uncyclopedian needs "unanimity" to revert Anon — though if a revert war ensues, I'll ask another Admin, and if Anon seems to have a point, the process may involve more people. Nor does the fact that an edit got in, or stayed in for a period of time, mean it can never come out. The world changes, and tastes change. Just ask [[Chuck Norris]].
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:Yes, it is too quick to impute malice to a random edit, especially if you now think it was someone else. [[Uncyclopedia:Drama|Malice]] is easy to spot when it's real. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>21:51 13-Sep-14</small>
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:Yes, it was {{U|Docile hippopotamus}}. He found that someone (you) had appended text '''after the end''' (even after the Categories) of an article '''that had won a writing competition''', and removed it, and I don't blame him. I don't believe that such articles are guaranteed immortality, as some of them are pretty crappy, but they are entitled to more protection than is your edit of it by virtue of merely having survived for two years. In any case, appending to an article that hangs together a completely different interpretation means the result '''does not hang together'''.
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:Your text is now at [[Blade Runner (2012 Director's Cut)]]. Your initial note that "this second part...seems to have been removed in March, for reasons of a personal nature" is of no interest to the reader, is [[Uncyclopedia:Drama|drama]], and is gone. I recommend that you also get rid of the dumb lists, the reliance on YouTube videos, and the cum jokes. You may continue work on it in 24 hours when your ban expires. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>22:04 13-Sep-14</small>
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== Userpage ==
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Was Kennyloh179 supposed to edit your user page because I reverted it. [[User:TempSwampert11|TempSwampert11]] ([[User talk:TempSwampert11|talk]]) 01:28, September 20, 2014 (UTC)
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:He was not, and thank you. About the only time you edit someone else's user page is if you have nominated them for a prize, there is a template you can put there to invite readers to vote for him. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>01:50 20-Sep-14</small>
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==Thanks!==
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For editing the PLS page! What you added is really funny! {{User:Anton199/sig}} 10:28, September 27, 2014 (UTC)
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== Image licenses ==
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Is changing a single pixel or flipping an image before uploading sufficient to count as 'Edited image by me, released into public domain (possible copyright pixels)'? Or should I not bother and just use 'Stolen and used without permission for the good of Uncyclopedia'? [[User:Ye Blacke Adder|Ye Blacke Adder]] ([[User talk:Ye Blacke Adder|talk]]) 09:10, September 29, 2014 (UTC)
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:The latter is fine. As long as the image isn't shock/pornographic, we're ok. If there are any other issues, Wikia deal with it or will contact the admins to solve the problem. --{{User:Romartus/sig2}} 09:32, September 29, 2014 (UTC)
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::Please concentrate on the intent of the licensing rules rather than technical compliance. The author/photographer has put time/money/effort into producing his work — especially in the case, such as our famous Napalm photo, that it's notorious. If you are stealing it, please say so (with "Stolen and used") and make sure you are adding humor versus stealing that too. If all the humor was done by your victim, don't upload it at all but pick another way to have fun. Superficial transformations are a waste of time and don't change the creator's ownership of the photo. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>10:17 29-Sep-14</small>
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::PS--Looking at the one you most recently uploaded, and what you did with it, this is routine "fair use" for comedy of a news photo. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>10:24 29-Sep-14</small>

Latest revision as of 22:07, October 1, 2014

Archive of Spike's talk page for the third quarter of 2014.

edit Template:VFDr

"Now hiring for a Poopsmith"
I thought I was the Poopsmith Sir TheWikiMan026 CUN,UmP, (Chatter) Norn Iron Flag 17:44, July 3, 2014 (UTC)

All right, if you're going to do it. You took a day off in favor of self-promotion instead. Spıke ¬ 17:50 3-Jul-14
I'm away on hoiday so I don't get much time on Uncy Sir TheWikiMan026 CUN,UmP, (Chatter) Norn Iron Flag 10:14, July 5, 2014 (UTC)

edit Knock-knock jokes

I have begun an article that is filled with the sort of humour that I know you don't like, but could you please review it on its merits and tell me whether it has the potential to develop into a funny article or if I should abandon my efforts while I'm ahead?--Sigphoto|(get dtf) 20:39, July 3, 2014 (UTC)

I really don't know how to react to such a bad-faith request for advice. You know my tastes, but request that I put my values aside and evaluate your page "on its merits" rather than on my values. Based on whose values, then? For starters: What's with the copyright notice? Stuff here can't be copyrighted. It doesn't belong in the encyclopedia, perhaps in UnBooks. I can't believe it's original. I can't believe you think I need to render an opinion on this not-much-more-than-a-paragraph. Do please try to convince me you aren't baiting me. Spıke ¬ 03:06 4-Jul-14
Making a list of knock-knock jokes as er..just a list. Don't see how that can become an article as such. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 07:53, July 4, 2014 (UTC)
I suppose I shouldn't have expected a heraldic response, but this came in a more hostile tone than I thought it would. Firstly, the copyright notice was something I put in because at first the headers weren't working and I thought that would be a good set-up for a joke, though admittedly what I have there at the moment isn't very funny. I'm guessing that's the main reason why you think I've copied and pasted it. The article alludes to infamous jokes rather than makes up its own set of them, although I made up "Jesus Christ have you nothing better to do with your Sunday?" and "Samson Galaxy". The concept is also my idea. If I take this article off my userpage, I will put it in UnBooks. "baiting me"--I'm not quite sure what you mean by that, but can assure you I don't want to be banned.
Cquote1 I can't believe you think I need to render an opinion on this not-much-more-than-a-paragraph. Cquote2
I wanted my article reviewed while it's still in its infancy, but I regret asking for a review this early on.
An explanation for the request as a whole. What I wanted from your review was either--well I suppose it's here--that, this early on it could develop into something good, or that firstly you don't find what's down at the moment funny, and secondly you think that the concept is lame enough for nothing written in that goes with the themes could be funny. I asked you because I thought that you have experienced the writing of similar-concept articles and could therefore tell me if you think they are ever funny. "On its merits" was clumsily used and I can see why it upset you. What I meant was can you imagine anyone finding this funny? but I can see that was an unfair expectation too. I will write more of this, so please tell me if you would review it in the future.--Sigphoto|(get dtf) 08:29, July 4, 2014 (UTC)
I would suggest picking someone else for the review, since this is the type of humor that Spike dislikes, it is unfair to ask him to put his personal preference aside given the strong response above. I would be happy to look over whatever you develop it into and give feedback on it, as long as you don't need feedback on a weekend. -- Simsilikesims(♀UN) Talk here. 11:07, July 4, 2014 (UTC)
I am pretty sure Spike has never written a 'knock-knock joke' here or elsewhere. I can't remember the last time I made one either come to that, recall doing this at school in the 1970s? --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 22:17, July 4, 2014 (UTC)
The last one I even remember morphed Alice into Alles über Deutschland. Was it the Three Stooges? I have not indeed written one here. Any article can turn into anything else, and nothing is never funny. That said, I don't get your concept except that it doesn't fit the "encyclopedia" motif (hence: UnBooks). A registered Uncyclopedian is not banned for writing a stub (though I routinely ban Anon for creating a slew of them), so I don't know what brought that up. Spıke ¬ 22:26 4-Jul-14
By "similar concepts" I mean the concept of paying homage to childish jokes. There's surely a fair bit of that, no? I'm trying to make my article about ridiculing knock knock jokes rather than inventing them.--Sigphoto|(get dtf) 23:58, July 4, 2014 (UTC)
Though there is a lot more there than when we started, I would not have known that that was the theme. I would not have known that a goofy page was a "homage" to goofy stuff, rather than simply goofy, and in most cases here, goofy with no theme at all beyond the author's exuberance at being goofy. So, it is not what you are trying to make it; it is what the reader experiences. Give him more hints. Spıke ¬ 00:22 5-Jul-14
Thanks.--Sigphoto|(get dtf) 10:00, July 6, 2014 (UTC)
Excuse me, you deleted the wrong page! No doubt it was my fault somewhere down the line, but you deleted the UnBooks page rather than the userpage, which is now just a link to that deleted page.--Sigphoto|(get dtf) 22:56, July 6, 2014 (UTC)
It is now done right. And indeed it was your fault; please read the QVFD rules carefully regarding how to list redirects for deletion. That rule is there exactly so that we delete the redirect and not the page pointed to. I have changed your entry on QVFD to be the way these should be. Spıke ¬ 02:44 7-Jul-14

edit Super Smash Sises. Brawl on VFD

Hello Spike,

There's this article that's been around for years that I am now trying to get into VFD because of its content, the grammar is good, but I feel like it's more like a guide to a fanmade creation (and it's more sexual than funny) rather than a parody, even the article itself isn't really that funny.

However, I am hessitating to move it to VFD and edit the article with a VFD stamp, in fear that I am doing something wrong and that I will get banned

I am still not so sure if it meets the deletion policy, but the article itself really has no place in this wiki, please tell me what I should do. --User:Horatio

Hello and welcome! As should be clear from the debates on VFD, the threshold for nominating and voting to delete is subjective. Nominate it if you like, and stand back and see what others think. Obviously you will survive even if the vote goes against you. Other points, though: (1) As the rules say, VFD is about improving the wiki. If you see how to improve the article in question, just do it. (2) The convention when discussing an article is to [[link]] to it so readers of your posts can decide for ourselves. (3) Sign your posts properly, as you were not told how to. I'll send you a proper welcome message now. Spıke ¬ 19:00 9-Jul-14

To Spike,

Thank you for your help, and thanks for your warm welcome, I unfortunately cannot reply to your message properly due to my device freezing the desktop site, I was able to get the article into VFD. The thing is, the subject of the article does not exist, therefore it cannot really be parodied, no matter how much you may edit, it still has no point in being there. I explained my reasons in the VFD entry, I am not sure if I got something wrong enough to get myself banned, as I have tried to delete things in the past but end up like that. But thanks a lot for your support and advice

Do not hesitate to correct my mistakes

Also, please excuse my grammar

Thank you. HoratioMan64 (talk) 20:05, July 9, 2014 (UTC)


Thank you so much for the support and the help, thank you and all the admins who showed their support! I really appreciate it, Sorry for not reading your message, as I was away.

However, sorry to tell you this, but there's another problem. There seems to be another Uncyclopedia and the articles you have deleted still exist there....I was wondering if you and the rest of the crew have access to this duplicate of the wiki? I found it on Google somehow.

Once again, Thanks for your support and help! HoratioMan64 (talk) 15:44, July 20, 2014 (UTC)

We do not control what happens at any other website, and any website is free to make copies of any article here for noncommercial use if they disclose which users wrote it. There is also a mirror site that contains copies of some really crappy articles we deleted. I hope you will share our goal of trying to clean up this website, rather than the goal of tracking down and killing every copy of that one bad article. You are free to try, but it would be more time-consuming and less likely to succeed. Spıke ¬ 23:24 20-Jul-14

edit Add Bosnia to some templates

Hey man since the article is now up you should add it in templates like "countries and territories of the world" and so on to have it better indexed on the wiki. Cheers. Hazbulator (talk) 01:50, July 10, 2014 (UTC)

Added to {{Europe}} and {{World Countries}} (as "Bosnia"). Spıke ¬ 11:08 10-Jul-14

edit The Real Mai Shiranui

Did you check that link before you deleted the Discussion page? If you saw that babe (IDK her name), you would've seen Striking Similarities to Mai Shiranui (The actual character in the games, not the Cosplayer you have here.) So much so, I even Nicknamed her that on first sight! You probably deleted it Just because you saw the term "NSFW". I just wanted to show what she Really would've looked like if you found her on the streets in the real world. Uncyclopedia is a Troll-infested site filled with Traps, Jokes and Hilarity, pointless articles and equally pointless redirects, so I thought I'd have to make one of what you consider "Jokes" by claiming her to be the real life equivalent to Mai Shiranui. Sorry. 79.179.17.186 15:50, July 21, 2014 (UTC)

No, I did not follow the link, nor do I care what is labeled NSFW. As I explained in the Deletion Log, this is a humor wiki, not a catalog of where to go for actual pornography. You are welcome to edit the only article that uses that illustration (HowTo:Get Around In A Fighting Tournament), except that I think that a joke that a cosplayer is actually a real-world person will not be amusing to virtually any of the readers. Spıke ¬ 17:32 21-Jul-14
Even with some familiarity with cosplay culture, a cosplayer is actually a real-world person - in a costume, sometimes acting out the part of the character they are dressed up as. So no, this would not be funny. Furthermore, many of the trolls have left for elsewhere, and the Traps are being gradually weeded out, though to some extent they will always still exist, like the classic {{USERNAME}} joke. Jokes and Hilarity are generally welcome here, however, as long as they meet the requirements of all of our "ignorable" policies. Pointless articles can be put on VFD, once you register and are here a few days, and we try to weed out truly pointless redirects as we see them. -- Simsilikesims(♀UN) Talk here. 19:21, July 21, 2014 (UTC)

edit Your message about my page on saxton hale

Please Actually check the backstory of a page before dimissing it or rudely comenting via message thank you. if you dont beelive me check this page [1] The preceding unsigned comment was added by Puncherofbears (talk • contribs)

I see on Wikipedia that Saxton Hale is a character in the game Team Fortress 2 and I was mistaken to interpret it as cyberbullying. However, an Uncyclopedia article on that character is probably not of interest to the general Uncyclopedia reader. I have restored a copy of your article at User:Puncherofbears/Saxton Hale. Please make it funny before thinking about returning it to the main encyclopedia. Spıke ¬ 14:25 27-Jul-14

edit Hans Brinker

How is baseball? If you are interested, I found some information about the Hans Brinker Budget Hotel in Amsterdam, which you might want to use in your article. The funny thing is that, after having received numerous complaints from its clients, the management decided to proclaim its establishment as the worst hotel in the world. As they probably expected, this marketing campaign boosted the hotel's popularity and augmented its clientele. Interesting, no?

I thought about adding this to the article myself, but I don't know where and I can't write in the same style you do, so here you are! And nice work on the additions to the article, by the way! Anton (talk) Uncyclopedia United 13:24, July 29, 2014 (UTC)

You don't cite the new information you found, so I can't do anything with it. (Regarding the worst hotel in the world, I just read — in Mike Shedlock's column on townhall.com — the worst restaurant in the world taking a blogger to French court for writing "A Place To Avoid" that surged to 4th-place in Google.) Dump your new stuff into the article (which is less than half "mine"), for example in a new final section Other Hans Brinkers, and I'll massage it. Spıke ¬ 13:32 29-Jul-14
The article I read was in French, but I will willingly add a section to partly your article. Anton (talk) Uncyclopedia United 18:20, July 29, 2014 (UTC)
I've now taken a stab at it. Unfortunately, the said Hostel has basically made a joke of itself (with the London Daily Mail piling on), leaving us in the position of cataloguing someone else's humor instead of writing our own. I've done what I can without piggy-backing off (or linking to) them. Spıke ¬ 17:12 1-Aug-14
Thanks! It's great and a lot better than I could have ever done! Two days in Russia and all the problems fix themselves! Anton (talk) Uncyclopedia United 19:23, August 3, 2014 (UTC)

edit Chaoarren

Just a heads up that I've removed the block you places on Chaoarren last year for socking/creating crappy stubs repeatedly. He promises to improve and has (so far) been good on the fork so I'm willing to believe he may be serious about improving. I'm writing an UN:OFFICE entry for him, if you'd like to keep a watchful eye on him for a few months or so. ~Sir Frosty (Talk to me!) Icons-flag-au 12:41, July 30, 2014 (UTC)

edit World Cup of Wikis

Hi SPIKE. It's Amit, from the Israeli wiki (Eincyclopedia).

A few weeks ago I suggested that every four years will be a World Cup (something that is similar to the FIFA World Cup) in the English wiki.Every wiki will do sort of an internal preliminary World Cup to choose the entries that will be "sent" to the International World Cup in the English wiki.The competition will be just like the original FIFA World Cup (tournament), Country Versus Country until the finals.

The rules of the competition:

  1. Every wiki will choose two articles that will be represented it in the competition.
  2. The articles that will be chosen must have an international humor, so everybody could understand it.
  3. The articles that will be chosen must be written or translated to English, so anyone could understand the humor and the sophistication of them. For example, if in the Dutch wiki there is a witty and funny article, the Dutch users need to translate it to English, so the whole world could enjoy it.
  4. Every wiki must pick one user that will represent the wiki in the World Cup. This user will represent his wiki and all the articles that were created in his wiki and will be in the competition. In addition, this user's English has to be very good - he must know how to write in properly English because he will translate the articles from his wiki. Besides, this user will take part in the votes and will promote the levels of the World Cup, even if his wiki articles will not take part in the next level.
  5. The World Cup will always start on June 20.
  6. Near every article there would be the article's home country flag (if the wiki doesn't have a home country she has to make a fictional flag), so there would be no confusion between two articles with the same name. For example, if both Norwegian and Japanese wikis have an article in the World Cup about Genghis Khan, there will be the flag of Norway near the Norwegian article and there will be the flag of Japan near the Japanese article.
  7. If the wiki's language is spoken in more than one country or in some countries, (for example, the English wiki, the French wiki, the Spanish wiki, the Portuguese wiki, the German wiki Etc.) the flag of this wiki will be the flag of its home country. For example, the French wiki will have the flag of France.
  8. Above every wiki will be written the language of that wiki in English (for those who don't know the differences between the Slovenian flag and the Slovakian flag).
  9. Translated articles from English or from other languages mustn't participate the World Cup.

So, what do you think about it? Something is written here Tell me here what was written 17:26, July 30, 2014 (UTC)

Competitions are a great way to induce activity. Are you asking if we are interested in hosting the competition? We recently had one held "jointly" by this website and one other, which some people used as a gambit to try to induce our authors to leave the website. Consequently, we will be more vigilant than previously.
If the World Cup starts on June 20, then I think we missed the deadline for 2014.
I think the requirement that the humor be international should not be codified in the rules but simply something that voters weigh. I'd expect a wiki's voters to oppose a nomination that is unsuitable for an international competition, such as an article on a single U.S. state. We might start with the articles voted in the Top Ten of the previous year (it would be nice if there weren't that six-month delay), though some of these would be lost on non-native-English speakers.
I agree that, although wikis are free to borrow from one another, a foreign-language wiki ought not to be able to win with an article that was translated out of English and then translated back into English for the competition (no matter if it was improved). Now, some articles might do a good job of being funny but a poor job of being rendered into English. The locals might assist — or would that be unfair? Spıke ¬ 17:39 30-Jul-14
One more thing. May you spread the idea here ? Something is written over here / Tell me here what was written 07:11, July 31, 2014 (UTC)
As a registered Uncyclopedian, you could do this as well, and it might be better that way, as I am obviously still unsure of the exact procedure. Spıke ¬ 12:41 31-Jul-14

edit Image you deleted

I didn't intend to use it as free storage space. I was planning on using it on an article I was writing. I figured it would be better to create the article with the image already there. Sorry for the misunderstanding, but it didn't say anything about that in the beginners guide. The preceding unsigned comment was added by RabidBadger163248 (talk • contribs)

Very well. I overreacted on seeing it was over 5 megabytes for no reason. I can restore it if you like, but it would be better if you reloaded it as a smaller file. Spıke ¬ 04:00 31-Jul-14

edit how?

how do you call a snail with a boat? Israel is here! Daemon Israel 09:42, July 31, 2014 (UTC)

A SNAILOR!!! Israel is here! Daemon Israel 09:42, July 31, 2014 (UTC)

edit Eclipse

Hi. I'm the "author" of the Eclipse article and I've just noted it has been deleted or almost... I hope you understood the idea behind this text was to hide everything behind an image representing an eclipse. The text is absolutely not funny on purpose, it was just a copy/paste of Wikipedia. You can compare this conceptual article to Nihilism for example. Anyway if you don't get it it's not really important, but I noticed since the article is online maybe 5 years from now, some dudes delete the image of the black circle because they can't read the text, which I think is funny enough to leave it like that! This is not a signature - WiiKend Magritte 12:56, August 2, 2014 (UTC)

Yes, thanks. I got the joke, but as I wrote at Votes for deletion, I didn't think the single sight gag was enough to carry the article. While it was on VFD, I edited the sporked text to actually be funny. Spıke ¬ 14:10 2-Aug-14
ok I understand. What puzzles me is that the article was on the site for maybe 5 years before deletion but frankly, it's not the work I'm the proudest of. This is not a signature - WiiKend Magritte 15:35, August 2, 2014 (UTC)
There is absolutely no way for this site to provide consistency so that every article deleted is worse than every article kept. Established articles stay established until someone nominates them and convinces other voters on VFD, with the 24-hour-minimum notification (Doesn't seem like a lot, these days!) to the author(s). 15:39 PS--I nominated the article after Anon removed the black circle (the first time, substituting MASSIVE CIRCLE HAS BEEN REMOVED FROM THE PREMISS). Spıke ¬ 16:46 2-Aug-14

edit Linux

[Why the revert?]...Linux as an OS really doesn't exist. And Linux isn't a kernel anymore, it's an OS. See Google for more details. The preceding unsigned comment was added by 79.247.150.220 (talk • contribs)

Thank you for the facts, as contradictory as they read. Unfortunately, this is a humor wiki. As I explained in the Change Summary: A prior author wrote this page with a specific humor strategy in mind, and you edited it to have the first word and pursue a different humor strategy, only you failed to pursue it. The solution is to pick a user name, and create your own article. We will help. Spıke ¬ 13:25 3-Aug-14

edit User:Robbmeister X

I wanted to leave a message to this user after reverting him, but couldn't come up with any good piece of advice (I might as well take a course of Uncyclopedia re-education now!). So thank you for doing this for me! Anton (talk) Uncyclopedia United 12:05, August 5, 2014 (UTC)

It's not original, but I'm glad you think it was good. (It always sounds better coming from a person other than the one who undid his edits.) Spıke ¬ 12:10 5-Aug-14
PS--I've finished archiving posts to this page from the second quarter and thus have moved User:SPIKE/2014-2#Special:CloseMyAccount, which was recently referenced in the UnSignpost. Would you please locate the right page and update the link? Spıke ¬ 12:19 5-Aug-14
Done! Anton (talk) Uncyclopedia United 12:28, August 5, 2014 (UTC)

edit Sprite bug

Separately, did you know that the thumbnail sign or how you call it (two squares below an image) displays all the time, even if it's not needed. For instance, when you code the file-link as [[Image.png|center|frame]]. I remember you worked on something like that a month ago, so I am addressing myself to you. Do you have an idea about how to fix this? Anton (talk) Uncyclopedia United 12:35, August 5, 2014 (UTC)

That is called the Sprite, that sounds like a legitimate bug, and I should be able to fix it. (However, regarding "even if it's not needed," it's never really needed.) Please point me to a page where it manifests itself so that I can look at the HTML code the page produces. Spıke ¬ 12:55 5-Aug-14
The code that inserts the Sprite into a figure caption is the first non-comment line at MediaWiki:Uncyclopedia.js. Presumably, it needs to be further qualified. Spıke ¬ 13:26 5-Aug-14
See UnBooks:Psychedelic Rosie and Her Coat of Many Colors: I've just re-formatted the images, so that the first and the last one are framed and the middle ones thumbed. Anton (talk) Uncyclopedia United 13:35, August 5, 2014 (UTC)
In other words, you have worked around the bug before letting me fix it? I have edited the .js to apply only to FIGCAPTION blocks that have an actual caption paragraph inside them. Please reload your cache (Ctrl-F5) and tell me if it's fixed. Spıke ¬ 13:47 5-Aug-14
Fixed! Thanks!!! Anton (talk) Uncyclopedia United 18:14, August 5, 2014 (UTC)

edit Newbie Reporting for Duty

Hello! I am currently new here and would love to help out in editing and cleaning, do you have any advice? The preceding unsigned comment was added by SilentSnowDrops (talk • contribs)

Why, yes! Sign your posts to talk pages! Granted, no one told you that. Before discussing your preferences, I have put an official Welcome on your own user talk page. Spıke ¬ 19:19 8-Aug-14
Thanks, I'll read what you have written. How does one sign posts though? Is it like this? ? By the way, I feel the need for editing, well when I am done reading the rules, that is...but I am currently locked from editing? Edit: nevermind I learnt how to do so SilentSnowDrops (talk) 19:25, August 8, 2014 (UTC)
As you will read, you can sign by typing four tilde characters in a row. What you did doesn't work as you don't yet have a signature file (see UN:SIG). You can work it so that typing four tildes automatically drops your signature file into the post. Let's continue this on your talk page, as it's more about you than me, cheers! Spıke ¬ 19:26 8-Aug-14

edit Preteen

Good work editing this article! I agree with almost all of the changes, but I think that the joke about Google Images ("Based on Internet image searches using Google.com, 98.5 % of all preteens are female.") is very funny and could be kept. Anton (talk) Uncyclopedia United 13:49, August 12, 2014 (UTC)

OK, then put it back. One reason I deleted it is because the author peppered that section with links to Google so that the reader would try it himself. I didn't like the humor that was so dependent on the reader seeing "evidence." Spıke ¬ 14:29 12-Aug-14
Well, I don't think the link was needed at all there. Anton (talk) Uncyclopedia United 17:11, August 12, 2014 (UTC)
Note, though, that I had moved this joke to the caption of the photograph now on the left side. The percentage might go there too, as well as a note that this illustrates the preteen's winter apparel, and that they dress more scantily in the summer. Spıke ¬ 18:55 12-Aug-14

edit UnNews:Scottish campaigners request Australian help

Was this the sort of story you were looking for? I hope so. Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 19:26, August 16, 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for clearing up the intro. That's what I was more aiming for I'm just terrible with words. Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 06:25, August 18, 2014 (UTC)
That is how we know you belong here. But the words is not the thing, but rather the approach! An UnNews must mention a rant, not conduct one! As I said in the Change Summary: Now, do the rest! Spıke ¬ 12:50 18-Aug-14
PS--I renamed it so the name aligns with an unrelated Romartus UnNews on Missouri/Israel. Spıke ¬ 18:34 18-Aug-14
I agree. It is funnier (in my view) to quote someone else going ranty rather than that being the tone of the UnNews article as such. BTW, I was watching Julian Assange on TV in a live broadcast from the Ecudorian embassy in London but it seems, via a bad Skype connection because the audio was so bad. Perhaps the signal was getting scrambled by the secret service agents on the roof...--LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 20:35, August 18, 2014 (UTC)
Don't worry Romartus, I'll pass any messages on to him when he pops round to my house for tea on his way out the country. Don't tell anyone but I've sent him of to Peru on a cheap package holiday as he deserves the break. Thanks Spike for your help. Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 11:26, August 19, 2014 (UTC)
PS - I enjoyed this. Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 11:29, August 19, 2014 (UTC)
Now, UnNews:US won't reveal text of Obama-care is how to write a rant. Spıke ¬ 11:34 19-Aug-14

Unfortunately your touch up switched the Australian backing from supporting the anti-independance campaigners to the pro-independance campaigners. I re-adjusted and was forced to rename title to accommodate for it. Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 11:45, August 19, 2014 (UTC)

I confess ignorance of the respective sides; but please put it back to be parallel with Romartus's UnNews, rather than use the passive voice. Go back to the original title and simply replace "radicals." Spıke ¬ 11:48 19-Aug-14
Okey-dokey. Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 12:30, August 19, 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. (In fact, one might say that "radicals" is another bit of personal opinion that slipped into the story — Surely those on that side don't view their position as radical.) Spıke ¬ 12:32 19-Aug-14
No; you merely deleted "radicals" and kept it in the passive. I changed it to "campaigners," vague but surely accurate. Spıke ¬ 12:37 19-Aug-14
Thanks. Radical was meant to be a joke as they are almost certainly not radical, contrary to the Palestinians and Donetsketans (East Ukrainians - God knows what to call them!) who are very radically fighting for their independance. Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 12:52, August 19, 2014 (UTC)

edit Thanks for the tips Spike

I will try to get a handle on this. I'm liable to have some missteps, so I appreciate the corrective pointers. - Frank Fancinostril

edit Another protected UnSignpost! Sigh.

Could you be, please, move Uncyclopedia:UnSignpost/20110324 to UnSignpost:UnSignpost/20110324? You can leave a redirect behind. Thanks. Anton (talk) Uncyclopedia United 16:56, August 25, 2014 (UTC)

edit Navelism

Omphalos! --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 16:41, August 30, 2014 (UTC)

edit Mulbarton, Norfolk

Note you even removed the frequency of buses, what's the point please? I thought the aim was to keep it close to reality? Also why not have a cn tag Gabriel Turner (talk) 12:31, September 4, 2014 (UTC)

The aim is not to keep it close to reality. The aim is to invent a funny take on reality. The {{cn}} tag, which shouts out that "This assertion might not be true" on a website where all of the famous assertions are untrue, needs to be reserved for situations where it is actually especially funny to ask the reader to consider that. Russian Reversal is officially trite. Finally, there is nothing funny about the sentence, "The population at the 2001 census was 2,827." Nor much funny about your entire article. Spıke ¬ 13:45 4-Sep-14

edit Seizure Page

Since the original article was taken our of my userspace and mainspaced by someone else, I'd like it to be returned to my userspace at User:Meganeew/Siezure Page, please. Thank you. --Revolutionary, Anti-Bensonist, and TYATU Boss Uncyclopedian Meganew (Chat) (Care for a peek at my work?) (SUCK IT, FROGGY!) 06:27, September 6, 2014 (UTC)

Which story? This one - Seizure - was created before you arrived here. I checked the edit history. There is no 'Siezure' page. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 08:22, September 6, 2014 (UTC)
I did it already ~Sir Frosty (Talk to me!) Icons-flag-au 08:45, September 6, 2014 (UTC)
OK. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 09:25, September 6, 2014 (UTC)

edit That little edit in the Codeine article

Hey Spike, I've added 'Codeine is also a replacement for female hygiene' but you removed it. It's okay.

I'm writing here because maybe you didn't get it? Codeine is used in every vaginal itching medication. That was the pun. The preceding unsigned comment was added by 79.19.208.168 (talk • contribs)

Write jokes, not riddles. Spıke ¬ 02:15 7-Sep-14
It's a riddle only if you are a pimply teenager. Keep your infantile fun then. 79.17.75.54 12:48, September 7, 2014 (UTC)
I am neither. What this means is write a funny encyclopedic paragraph around your concept. Don't just state your concept. Don't do a rage-quit. Spıke ¬ 12:58 7-Sep-14

edit Blade Runner

Hi Spike, I am not sure why you have edited out my addition to the Bladerunner page, as it seems that it wasn't removed intitially, at least for a year, so unless it is a unanimous decision, I don't see why you have removed it. It is possible that you have given it a separate page which I am not aware of. But if it has been removed and it is not unanimous, or was only unanimous when prompted and made as a suggestion (for removal), I can only see that as some intervention, which I will remark upon that I disapprove of.

Perhaps there is a simple explanation for this. Perhaps I am a bit quick to start thinking that this is malice. Maybe the world is 'changing' and we are being sucked into it. Either way, what was allowed once to stay, should be allowed altogether to stay. I hope you can appreciate this philosophy. No, come to think of it, it wasn't you, I think it might have been docilehippopotamus. --Reallybloodymental (talk) 21:41, September 13, 2014 (UTC)

Do you know how to use the History tab? If you are referring to Blade Runner, my only edit there, 28-Mar-13, was to undo an anonymous editor, who made a section heading absurdly long and also added gassy text to the first paragraph of that section.
Neither I nor any other experienced Uncyclopedian needs "unanimity" to revert Anon — though if a revert war ensues, I'll ask another Admin, and if Anon seems to have a point, the process may involve more people. Nor does the fact that an edit got in, or stayed in for a period of time, mean it can never come out. The world changes, and tastes change. Just ask Chuck Norris.
Yes, it is too quick to impute malice to a random edit, especially if you now think it was someone else. Malice is easy to spot when it's real. Spıke ¬ 21:51 13-Sep-14
Yes, it was Docile hippopotamus. He found that someone (you) had appended text after the end (even after the Categories) of an article that had won a writing competition, and removed it, and I don't blame him. I don't believe that such articles are guaranteed immortality, as some of them are pretty crappy, but they are entitled to more protection than is your edit of it by virtue of merely having survived for two years. In any case, appending to an article that hangs together a completely different interpretation means the result does not hang together.
Your text is now at Blade Runner (2012 Director's Cut). Your initial note that "this second part...seems to have been removed in March, for reasons of a personal nature" is of no interest to the reader, is drama, and is gone. I recommend that you also get rid of the dumb lists, the reliance on YouTube videos, and the cum jokes. You may continue work on it in 24 hours when your ban expires. Spıke ¬ 22:04 13-Sep-14

edit Userpage

Was Kennyloh179 supposed to edit your user page because I reverted it. TempSwampert11 (talk) 01:28, September 20, 2014 (UTC)

He was not, and thank you. About the only time you edit someone else's user page is if you have nominated them for a prize, there is a template you can put there to invite readers to vote for him. Spıke ¬ 01:50 20-Sep-14

edit Thanks!

For editing the PLS page! What you added is really funny! Anton (talk) Uncyclopedia United 10:28, September 27, 2014 (UTC)

edit Image licenses

Is changing a single pixel or flipping an image before uploading sufficient to count as 'Edited image by me, released into public domain (possible copyright pixels)'? Or should I not bother and just use 'Stolen and used without permission for the good of Uncyclopedia'? Ye Blacke Adder (talk) 09:10, September 29, 2014 (UTC)

The latter is fine. As long as the image isn't shock/pornographic, we're ok. If there are any other issues, Wikia deal with it or will contact the admins to solve the problem. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 09:32, September 29, 2014 (UTC)
Please concentrate on the intent of the licensing rules rather than technical compliance. The author/photographer has put time/money/effort into producing his work — especially in the case, such as our famous Napalm photo, that it's notorious. If you are stealing it, please say so (with "Stolen and used") and make sure you are adding humor versus stealing that too. If all the humor was done by your victim, don't upload it at all but pick another way to have fun. Superficial transformations are a waste of time and don't change the creator's ownership of the photo. Spıke ¬ 10:17 29-Sep-14
PS--Looking at the one you most recently uploaded, and what you did with it, this is routine "fair use" for comedy of a news photo. Spıke ¬ 10:24 29-Sep-14
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