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*Please add any new topics at the end to be sure they are noticed.
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*Don't split conversations between pages, for the benefit of future readers.
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*Post to [[User:SPIKE/UnNews]] about UnNews and UnNews Audio.
   
New stuff at the end, please; I'll make it fit into the section organization after the topic dies down.
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==Archives==
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*[[User:SPIKE/Cookies-09|Ceremonial greetings in 2009]].
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*Conversations in 2009-10: [[User:SPIKE/Forum-09|Forums]], [[User:SPIKE/PLS-09|8th PLS]], [[User:SPIKE/Pee-09|Pee Reviews]], [[User:SPIKE/Techie-09|Technical]], [[User:SPIKE/Deadends-10|other]]. (On [[User:SPIKE/Islam-10|Islam]])
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*Conversations in [[User:SPIKE/2011|2011]] [[User:SPIKE/2012|2012]]. (On [[User:SPIKE/Civics-12|civics and politics]])
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*Conversations in 2013 [[User:SPIKE/2013-1|before Oppage]]. After oppage: [[User:SPIKE/2013-2|2]] [[User:SPIKE/2013-3|3]] [[User:SPIKE/2013-4|4]] [[User:SPIKE/2013-5|5]] [[User:SPIKE/2013-6|6]] [[User:SPIKE/2013-7|7]] [[User:SPIKE/2013-8|8]]. Conclusion: Oppage makes one popular.
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*Conversations in 2014 [[User:SPIKE/2014-1|Q1]] [[User:SPIKE/2014-2|Q2]].
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*RFCs received: [[User:SPIKE/2012-RFC|2012]] [[User:SPIKE/2013-RFC|2013]] [[User:SPIKE/2014-RFC|2014]]
   
'''Is this about UnNews''' or UnNews audio? If so, [[User:SPIKE/UnNews|talk to me here]].
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==[[Uncyclopedia:Pee Review]]==
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In the "Articles that need Reviewing" section could you, please, replace "category=Pee Review" with "category=Feedback requested"? This will make the pages that have been reviewed LITE display on the list, as articles still needing to be reviewed. {{User:Anton199/sig}} 10:19, May 30, 2014 (UTC)
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:This is done. It hasn't changed the listing right now, but at least it didn't break anything. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>10:25 30-May-14</small>
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::Thanks! I'll check it again a bit later. {{User:Anton199/sig}} 10:27, May 30, 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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== Return of the Jedi ==
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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 get not wanting to dignify Star Trek Enterprise with an actual page; but Jedi not having a page when nameless council member guy gets one? I mean with the prequels it's no longer the worst Star Wars movie. [[User:Irritable of contents|Irritable of contents]] ([[User talk:Irritable of contents|talk]]) 03:51, June 2, 2014 (UTC)
*[[User:SPIKE/Cookies-09|Ceremonial greetings and cookies received in '09]] from Thekillerfroggy, MrN9000, Romartus, Pelargonium, and Hyperbole.
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:It has nothing to do with what I think of Star Trek Enterprise. We simply don't want to have unfunny stubs littering the encyclopedia in case someone wants to communicate with you. To solicit a group edit, you might start a Forum topic at B.H.O.P. Uncyclopedia famously has neither consistency nor a guarantee that a major topic will be given the same prominence as a minor one. If dissatisfied, get to work! {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>11:37 2-Jun-14</small>
*[[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}}.
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*[[User:SPIKE/PLS-09|My entries in the 8th Poo Lit Surprise]]: Clip-on tie, Rules of baseball (a winner), and FORTRAN.
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== [[User:Graphium|Graphium]] ==
*[[User:SPIKE/Pee-09|Pee reviews I did in '09-'10]]: ITSCON, MGMT, Third-wave feminism, Hyphenation, Hard disk drive, Ozzy Osborne.
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*[[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.
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Hi Spike. Please help me to delete my account, or if you can't, then request someone with the right to do so to execute it. Thanks. {{U|Graphium}}
*[[User:SPIKE/Deadends-10|Conversations in '10 that are done]].
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:Neither we nor anyone else deletes accounts nor covers tracks. You are welcome to go away and forget your password, but I am sorry to see you go. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>11:35 2-Jun-14</small>
*[[User:SPIKE/Islam-10|Conversations in '10]] about the [[Islam]] article.
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*[[User:SPIKE/2011|Conversations in '11]].
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== [[:File:Uk layout.jpg]] ==
*[[User:SPIKE/Civics-12|Discussions of civics and politics in '12]].
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*[[User:SPIKE/2012Kamek98|Discussions with]] {{U|Kamek98}}.
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As you can see in the history of the image, I have tried loading up an image 3 times. The first and second images are the effect I want. I keep loading up the images but on the current image the writing disappears, but if I load up another copy of the image the writing appears back on the old one but there is no on the current version. (you're probably asking "What's the joke?" well it's mainly IRALAND)--[[User:TheWikiMan026|'''TheWikiMan026''']] [[User talk:TheWikiMan026|Chater]] [[File:Norn Iron Flag.jpeg|17px]] 20:18, June 2, 2014 (UTC)
*[[User:SPIKE/2012|Other conversations in '12]].
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:I cannot see anything, as I usually run with images off (for economy), and don't have to switch them on to tell you that there is a latency problem with thumbnails of drafts when you upload a new version. If you think you've done it right, just wait...a few hours. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>20:25 2-Jun-14</small>
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As you know a signature is supposed to be a temple like <nowiki>{{User:SPIKE/signature}}</nowiki>. but when I sign it comes up as
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<nowiki><span class="sigexpand">[[User:TheWikiMan026|'''TheWikiMan026''']]<span class="sighidden">''Up Red, White & Blue!''</span></span> [[User talk:TheWikiMan026|Chater]] [[File:Norn Iron Flag.jpeg|17px]]</nowiki>
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Even tough in my preferences it says
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<nowiki>{{User:TheWikiMan026/sig}}</nowiki>
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Any help?--<span class="sigexpand">[[User:TheWikiMan026|'''TheWikiMan026''']]<span class="sighidden">''Up Red, White & Blue!''</span></span> [[User talk:TheWikiMan026|Chater]] [[File:Norn Iron Flag.jpeg|17px]] 18:15, June 3, 2014 (UTC)
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:When you follow [[UN:SIG|the instructions]], it will work. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>19:12 3-Jun-14</small>
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::Chatter? --{{User:Romartus/sig2}} 10:10, June 4, 2014 (UTC)
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:::what's wrong with chatter?--{{User:TheWikiMan026/sig}} 16:36, June 4, 2014 (UTC)
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The image works now--{{User:TheWikiMan026/sig}} 16:36, June 4, 2014 (UTC)
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== i am unbeatsr ==
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after 3 block, I promised now and future I am here to contribute . But I have 2 account. unbeatsr and Hellowhiteccc.
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two account created at same time.just to tell you.please don't blocked me as sock.UNBEATSR09:06, June 4, 2014 (UTC)
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:I have no way of verifying the assertion that the two accounts are the same person, except to ask for a <code>checkuser</code>, which you are not worth. I do know that you are you, and you have done virtually nothing here but vandalize and troll. Hellowhiteccc has not done anything worthwhile, but in a couple cases cleaned up messes left by Unbeatsr.
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:As Unbeatsr asserts that there is sockpuppetry going on, one of the accounts must go. I pick yours. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>11:29 4-Jun-14</small>
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== Ban ==
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<strike>Please pass this on to admin SPIKE:</strike>
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{{Q|To separate some guidance from your talk page into a file called "Fixed Problems," and then QVFD that file, is to try to expunge the fact that you were given the guidance.|You}}
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You said not to have a page like that so I QVFDed it. <BR>
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{{Q|When you find a page that has adopted an American convention, such as the location of the day number at QVFD, do not assume it needs conversion to the British convention. (Or vice versa.)|You}}<br>
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I just write dates like that. Nowhere on the QVFD policy does it say "Do not write dates the British way." <br>
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{{Q|When you see an "error" in the day's Featured Article, such as an assertion that Brits in distress dial 0800, do not "correct" it either. Because this is a humor wiki.|You}}
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OK, I didn't know what it meant<br>
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--{{User:TheWikiMan026/sig}} 17:42, June 6, 2014 (UTC)
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:Second point is an Uncyclopedian rule. Considering Uncyclopedia adopts many British ways of doing things such as the [[Order of Uncyclopedia]], we let the Americans have some recognition by writing the dates the wrong way round in QVFD.
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:0800 is the start to phone numbers that charge the called and not the caller. How this can be linked to a Brit stereotype I'm not sure but I don't know the context of the "joke". {{User:ScottPat/sig3}} 19:24, June 6, 2014 (UTC)
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::The joke is that, at some point in the life of this article, someone felt the need to qualify the citation of 911 (rather than 999) as the emergency phone number. I thought it would highlight the cluelessness of the encyclopedia editor to assert that Brits dial Freephone 0800 instead. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>19:29 6-Jun-14</small>
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:If it is a comparison to US then, yes, it does work. Like I say I have no clue what article we are discussing or where the WikiMan is quoting from. {{User:ScottPat/sig3}} 06:21, June 7, 2014 (UTC)
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Sorry about the "Please pass this on to admin SPIKE" as I writ this on Ghelae's Wikipedia page to pass this to you {{unsigned|TheWikiMan026}}
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:"Writ"? {{User:Anton199/sig}} 14:37, June 7, 2014 (UTC)
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::What about it?--{{User:TheWikiMan026/sig}} 14:56, June 7, 2014 (UTC)
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:::"I writ this"? {{User:Anton199/sig}} 15:01, June 7, 2014 (UTC)
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::::Yes I writ that--{{User:TheWikiMan026/sig}} 16:59, June 7, 2014 (UTC)
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:::::Oh, ok. Just found a dictionary entry about this: "Writ - archaic past participle of write".{{User:Anton199/sig}} 17:03, June 7, 2014 (UTC)
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::::::Again Anton, the English language. Why the hell does the rest of the World bother to learn it! {{User:ScottPat/sig3}} 17:18, June 7, 2014 (UTC)
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:::::::Technically, "Writ" is incorrect grammar but that's what you say in Fermanagh--{{User:TheWikiMan026/sig}} 17:42, June 7, 2014 (UTC)
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== [[User talk:TheWikiMan]] ==
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When I was creating my unacount I was originally meant to be called TheWikiMan. There was something wrong and it didn't work so TheWikiMan doesn't exist.--{{User:TheWikiMan026/sig}} 18:30, June 7, 2014 (UTC)
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== Hey ==
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So, um... there's that. The Bizarro Uncyc featured one of my articles recently, and I was notified by email. Coincidentally, I was doing my check for this decades email, and only knew and responded by chance. I actually don't know anything about this whole split thing, and suspect I don't care. Well, maybe a little bicurious... no, no... I promised myself I wouldn't go there.
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Hope all is well with you. We are OK. Things are difficult, but then, so is golf. I hear. I don't care for it myself. Or guns. I don't care if anyone else has one, they just scare the hell out of me. Oh, look... you've made me pee myself thinking about guns... gotta go clean up.
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Take care, dude. Continue to be Spike. {{User:Zim_ulator/sig}} 17:04, June 8, 2014 (UTC)
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== [[User:Meibion Glyndŵr]] ==
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As you can see in the headline, I tried moving "User:ConCass2/Meibion Glyndŵr" to a main-space page, but something went wrong and now I'm stuck with this monstrosity which I can't move from the user-space, I assume it's because only admins can, since it says "You do not have permission to do this". Can you help out on this? [[User:ConCass2|ConCass2]] ([[User talk:ConCass2|talk]]) 21:25, June 10, 2014 (UTC)
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- on the other hand, would pasting the source of the article into a "Meibion Glyndŵr" page and then Quick VFDing this user space one work? [[User:ConCass2|ConCass2]] ([[User talk:ConCass2|talk]]) 21:28, June 10, 2014 (UTC)
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:You are the latest to be trapped by our fancy advanced user interface. If moving to mainspace, you '''must''' use the pulldown menu so it does not continue to point to User: space. (If you can see the '''Move''' button, you have permission to use it. You don't have permission to delete a page if there were already one at the destination. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>21:46 10-Jun-14</small>
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:PS--You tried a second time and got this right. But all that was left at the source address was the redirect to your article at the wrong address, and that is what you moved. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>21:54 10-Jun-14</small>
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==Page Logo==
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Hi Spike! Have you noticed the main Uncyclopedia logo is overwriting custom logos on user pages including your talk page? {{User:Simsilikesims/sig}} 20:20, June 11, 2014 (UTC)
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:I had not, as I only view the meat and not the bread. It could well be something I did. But Wikia changed the page coding, as mentioned at [[Forum:Thumbnails are broken]]. I'll look into it, but perhaps it will have to wait until I'm at the library. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>21:02 11-Jun-14</small>
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:I can see (in [[MediaWiki:Common.js]]) that <code>function logotipo()</code> takes pains to ensure that the custom logo is installed early. (There is a comment just below the function that it is ugly to see the potato for a split-second before the change.) And Wikia's "lazy load" change of last year seeks to postpone some operations, famously the Table of Contents, to accelerate the load of text content. On computers, if two operations are separated in time, the later one has a nagging tendency to prevail. I seem to recall this being reported before — ScottPat, do you remember? {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>21:32 11-Jun-14</small>
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:Now reported to Wikia (bug report #141014). {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>21:59 11-Jun-14</small>
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{{U|PuppyOnTheRadio}} researched this and found that the key was that JavaScript was switched off. {{Tl|Logo}} and {{Tl|Nologo}} are available to remove the potato logo from a page, to replace it with an author-specified logo, and in fact to drop an author-specified illustration ''on top of'' the potato, as in our "Featured Article" logo. The templates can add content and fix it at a location on the page, but our only way to remove stuff from a page is to write code in JavaScript (which, again, is in [[MediaWiki:Common.js]]), triggered by the code inserted by the template. If you run with JavaScript off, you may indeed see two photos where you only want one. The stuff seems to be working exactly as described, and I will owe Wikia an apology for another wild-goose chase. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>14:54 16-Jun-14</small>
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==Hallo==
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I see you've got some fingers. those are nice fingers. Uhh. Communicate... breathe. in. out. in out. Hi. My name is Fonchezzz. Uh. I came back here. And I'm wearing my nicest shoes and a sweatervest. I tried to make myself presentable. Is uh. Articles. Those are written here. How about those.............. weathers? Clouds right? Hopefully it's sunny this weekend. yeah?--{{User:fonchezzz/sig}} 16:42, June 17, 2014 (UTC)
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==Memory Delta wiki images==
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Can you please upload 26 images to my wiki, Memory Delta wiki. Can you upload them today, thanks. Beanna. Please upload the images to my wiki, today. Beanna.
   
==[[User:Kamek98/Lu Bu]]==
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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)
 
: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 don't know which, maybe you can help me decide?--{{User:Kamek98/sig2}} 00:33, January 5, 2013 (UTC)
 
: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>
 
::I have never loathed you more than I do right now. {{User:Kip the Dip/sig}} <small>02:37, Jan. 5, 2013</small>
 
:::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)
 
   
==Spike!!==
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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
 
: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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::::::::::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.
 
::::::::::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?)
 
::::::::::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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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.
 
   
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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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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::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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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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: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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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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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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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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: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>
 
::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>
 
   
==[[Mutaween]]==
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:''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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: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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: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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/* 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; }
 
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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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Also on [[MediaWiki:Sidebar]] we have the following:
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<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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: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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: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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: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>
 
   
==In light of all the rocks and sticks being thrown at you...==
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...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
 
: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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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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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)
 
: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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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
 
: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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The answer is the same as the last time you asked. I have no account there. I cannot upload anything there. Uncyclopedia is not your disk farm, nor a home for masturbation fodder. Your articles are not funny. Your photos are gone. You are banned. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>02:50 23-Jun-14</small>
:Why don't we see if he signs up as a member and decides to respect people. Miracles happen. [[user:Aleister|'''Al''']] minute later
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:Spike, I added quite a few things to Helen Magnus, so could I please have it back, in my userspace for example? if Beanna is banned, I'll work on it alone, and he can help me if he returns. {{User:Anton199/sig}} 07:27, June 23, 2014 (UTC)
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There you go. Let me know if you would like a '''moderate''' number of the associated illustrations. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>11:10 23-Jun-14</small>
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:Ah, no, I'll find my own. Thanks! {{User:Anton199/sig}} 13:34, June 23, 2014 (UTC)
   
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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== Welcoming new users ==
   
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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{{Q2|Your welcome file does not seem to correctly render the name of the user in question.|{{User:SPIKE/signature}}}}
: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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:I don't know why but if you go on [[:User:TheWikiMan026/Welcome|The file itself]] it works correctly {{User:TheWikiMan026/sig}} 20:59, June 22, 2014 (UTC)
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I will tell you why. When you use {{Tag|Noinclude}}, it means you can see it in "the file itself" '''but not in the places you include it''' — obviously. I don't see why you put it there, nor why you can't copy a Welcome file literally. There is your answer. Fix it before you use it again. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>02:53 23-Jun-14</small>
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:I don't know if TheWikiMan fixed it, but it worked when I put it on my talkpage. {{User:Anton199/sig}} 07:49, June 23, 2014 (UTC)
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:I got it: TheWikiMan, when you are adding this file to someone's talkpage, put <code>subst:</code> in front of its name, so it looks like <code><nowiki>{{subst:User:TheWikiMan026/Welcome}}</nowiki></code>
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This will fix everything, and another benefit is that if you change the welcome template later or even delete it, it won't affect all the talkpage where you used it. {{User:Anton199/sig}} 07:54, June 23, 2014 (UTC)
   
===...and Kirbyfan1996 appears on the scene===
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When I go on [[User:TheWikiMan026/Welcome|the file itself]] it says {{Tag|includeonly}}--{{User:TheWikiMan026/sig}} 16:15, June 23, 2014 (UTC)
   
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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== [[UnNews:World Cup draw claimed "cruel and unusual"]] ==
   
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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On the topic of photos, feel free to find one for [[UnNews:World Cup draw claimed "cruel and unusual"]]. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>13:54 23-Jun-14</small>
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::Done! {{User:Anton199/sig}} 15:26, June 23, 2014 (UTC)
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I appreciate that! but gave it a different caption that takes the joke in an additional direction. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>15:36 23-Jun-14</small>
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:Sure. It's your text! {{User:Anton199/sig}} 15:46, June 23, 2014 (UTC)
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::Wow, an American who knows about and even follows the World Cup! Soon you shall all be incorporated into the "religion". Nice article although just thought I'd point out that the 32 competitors are withered down to 16 at the end of the group stage and not 28, as only 2 of 4 from each group progress and there are 8 groups. Not sure whether that was a deliberate unfact or not. {{User:ScottPat/sig3}} 16:50, June 23, 2014 (UTC)
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:Fans who live near Boston are notorious for following every sporting competition until the minute the local entrant drops out of contention. I will not be in the religion, as one cannot keep a scorecard for soccer. The current dither to ''whittle'' 32 competitors down to a full 16 is so pointless that I chose to exaggerate the pointlessness; in other words, '''it's a joke'''. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>18:28 23-Jun-14</small>
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:In fact, 20 million Americans watched this match. In fact, the U.S. '''hosted''' a World Cup one year, coinciding with the creation of Major League Soccer with its panoply of washed-up European stars and teams like "D.C. United" that did not unite anything but sound vaguely famous. And Boston-area fans are fixated on the Premiership, in particular, wondering how many one-dimensional players the Red Sox could sign if the owner simply sold Suarez (before he attacks again). {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>14:38 25-Jun-14</small>
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::Nice. And now you guys outcompeting us! {{User:ScottPat/sig3}} 16:21, June 25, 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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== [[Special:CloseMyAccount]] ==
   
: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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I found this special page, which allows you to disable your account. (When you are afraid it might get hacked, I presume, and you don't need it.) In the past, some people have asked to delete their accounts, so maybe if there are more such occasions redirecting them to that page would be a good idea? It works well (I tested it).
   
:[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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Separately, thank you for making the introduction of [[Napoleonic Wars]] readable! I was mainly searching for logical connection between the different jokes that were there, and you helped a lot! {{User:Anton199/sig}} 11:19, June 24, 2014 (UTC)
   
: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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:This is remarkable, as I have often been told the opposite, and have repeated to newbies that they cannot close an account but merely abandon it (and fight us when we undo their page-blanking). Glad your test didn't work too well. Let me contact Wikia and see what the status of this is. <small>11:30 24-Jun-14</small> My query is Bug Report #142613. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>11:47 24-Jun-14</small>
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::I just reactivated it after. You are allowed to reactivate an account within a thirty days period after it's closed. {{User:Anton199/sig}} 16:05, June 24, 2014 (UTC)
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Wikia's Tim Quievryn replies: "Thanks for contacting Wikia. Grunny, who helped write the extension, has tested it extensively on Uncyc and says it should work there just the same as it does on "normal" Wikia." He didn't directly answer the policy question, but I presume that since Wikia wrote it and tested it here, they intend that it be available for Uncyclopedians' use. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>16:47 26-Jun-14</small>
   
==Thanks from Robstew==
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== Using blocks to make regular contributors adhere to guidelines instead of using it for just vandals ==
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)
 
   
: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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Seriously, most of the time this just isn't even necessary. You think a 12 hour block is any more effective at making somebody read a policy page than simply asking them to on their talk page? This ain't wikipedia, every time you unnecessarily block a user just for disobeying some tiny rule you suck the fun out of it and make this place more like wikipedia (wikipedia isn't even this strict). That is why users rage quit, abuse of the block function when a simple "Hey now, can you not do *insert action here*" on the talk page would suffice.
   
: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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The block function exists to stop disruptive users not to stamp out every new comer that you deem has stepped out of line. I've seen administrators loose their privileges on other Wiki's for giving out blocks when the talk page would do the same job, and frankly if I was a bureaucrat on this wiki I'd be very strongly thinking about it. Having said that, you do get it right most of the time, it's just the sometimes that you don't that concerns me. {{User:Frosty/sig3}} 04:48, June 25, 2014 (UTC)
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:It's a judgement call Frosty. If Spike has got it wrong, he admits to it. I prefer leaving messages on a user's page if I think they are going off the rails. --{{User:Romartus/sig2}} 07:44, June 25, 2014 (UTC)
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::My general concern is that getting this judgement call wrong over and over chases away users before they have the chance to find their feet. It takes months not days for a user to get to grips with every single policy we have and why it's there. I'm mainly asking for more patience and the block button to be used sparingly against newbies that do the wrong thing without realizing it. Sorry for appearing angry about this, but it's been proven over and over again to chase away users. {{User:Frosty/sig3}} 08:35, June 25, 2014 (UTC)
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:::Not closing a ballot is no more a mere "guideline" than "Don't forge votes" is a guideline. This whole VFD thing is a kid offering to be a chauffeur and driving the car into a ditch before the reply. As I told Anton199 above, 24 hours is usually ''de rigueur'' for VFD things, and I gave him 12, a quantity discount. Another rule of thumb is that Admins don't countermand one another ''before'' discussing it. In this case, a simple push on the talk page doesn't register; we've been there; see above and in archive. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>10:59 25-Jun-14</small>
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:::PS--In fact, he did not close the ballot "as any Admin would have done." Not when the Admin is the same one who rewrote the article under vote. For me to edit an article and then assert that the ballot is moot would be presumptuous. In fact, I was waiting for confirmation by a slightly more senior editor before Master TWM stepped in and declared the question settled. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>14:38 25-Jun-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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==Deleting the VFH nomination==
   
: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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That was just petty and nasty. What the hell is your problem SPIKE?!?!?!!!?? --{{User:Shabidoo/sig}} 18:20, June 25, 2014 (UTC)
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:Why was it deleted? --{{User:Mimo&amp;maxus/sig8}} 21:15, June 25, 2014 (UTC)
==Rule 2==
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::It is astonishing to claim that deleting a VFH nomination where nominator starts the voting at +4 reflects a bad attitude, while the continual name-calling above (now moved to [[User talk:TheWikiMan026]]) does not. The VFH nomination was re-filed correctly. All is well except the sniping. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>12:17 26-Jun-14</small>
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}}
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:::Why couldn't you just fix the score? :P --{{User:Mimo&amp;maxus/sig8}} 12:57, June 26, 2014 (UTC)
:As an idiot, you may have missed a few subtle points
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::::So nasty and petty. --{{User:Shabidoo/sig}} 18:44, June 26, 2014 (UTC)
:*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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== [[:Template:VFDr]] ==
   
:::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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<code>''"Now hiring for a Poopsmith"''</code><br>
::::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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I thought I was the Poopsmith {{User:TheWikiMan026/sig}} 17:44, July 3, 2014 (UTC)
:::''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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: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>
::::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
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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)
:::::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:Everyotherusernamewastaken/Church of St. Knock-Knock Agenda and Prayer Book|Knock-knock jokes]]==
   
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 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)
   
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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: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>
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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)
   
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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:::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.}}
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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>
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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)
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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)
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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>
   
: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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::::::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)
::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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: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>
: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>
 
::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}}
 
:::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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:::Thanks.--{{User:Everyotherusernamewastaken/Signature.jpeg}} 10:00, July 6, 2014 (UTC)
Enjoy the silence. {{User:PuppyOnTheRadio/sig3|01:30 30 Jan}}
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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)
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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>
   
== VFS ==
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== [[Super Smash Sises. Brawl]] on VFD ==
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Hello Spike,
   
I see you're leading, if you get oppage. Congratulations.--{{User:Kamek98/sig2}} 21:51, January 30, 2013 (UTC)
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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.
   
== ThePartTimeGroucho ==
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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
   
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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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>
   
: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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To Spike,
   
==Forum==
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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
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
 
   
: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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Do not hesitate to correct my mistakes
   
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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Also, please excuse my grammar
   
: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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Thank you. [[User:HoratioMan64|HoratioMan64]] ([[User talk:HoratioMan64|talk]]) 20:05, July 9, 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
 
   
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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== Add Bosnia to some templates ==
   
==[[Great Library of Alexandria]]==
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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)
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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:Added to {{Tl|Europe}} and {{Tl|World Countries}} (as "Bosnia"). {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>11:08 10-Jul-14</small>
: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>
 
::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
 
: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>
 
::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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edit Archives

edit Uncyclopedia:Pee Review

In the "Articles that need Reviewing" section could you, please, replace "category=Pee Review" with "category=Feedback requested"? This will make the pages that have been reviewed LITE display on the list, as articles still needing to be reviewed. Anton (talk) Uncyclopedia United 10:19, May 30, 2014 (UTC)

This is done. It hasn't changed the listing right now, but at least it didn't break anything. Spıke ¬ 10:25 30-May-14
Thanks! I'll check it again a bit later. Anton (talk) Uncyclopedia United 10:27, May 30, 2014 (UTC)

edit Return of the Jedi

I get not wanting to dignify Star Trek Enterprise with an actual page; but Jedi not having a page when nameless council member guy gets one? I mean with the prequels it's no longer the worst Star Wars movie. Irritable of contents (talk) 03:51, June 2, 2014 (UTC)

It has nothing to do with what I think of Star Trek Enterprise. We simply don't want to have unfunny stubs littering the encyclopedia in case someone wants to communicate with you. To solicit a group edit, you might start a Forum topic at B.H.O.P. Uncyclopedia famously has neither consistency nor a guarantee that a major topic will be given the same prominence as a minor one. If dissatisfied, get to work! Spıke ¬ 11:37 2-Jun-14

edit Graphium

Hi Spike. Please help me to delete my account, or if you can't, then request someone with the right to do so to execute it. Thanks. Graphium

Neither we nor anyone else deletes accounts nor covers tracks. You are welcome to go away and forget your password, but I am sorry to see you go. Spıke ¬ 11:35 2-Jun-14

edit File:Uk layout.jpg

As you can see in the history of the image, I have tried loading up an image 3 times. The first and second images are the effect I want. I keep loading up the images but on the current image the writing disappears, but if I load up another copy of the image the writing appears back on the old one but there is no on the current version. (you're probably asking "What's the joke?" well it's mainly IRALAND)--TheWikiMan026 Chater Norn Iron Flag 20:18, June 2, 2014 (UTC)

I cannot see anything, as I usually run with images off (for economy), and don't have to switch them on to tell you that there is a latency problem with thumbnails of drafts when you upload a new version. If you think you've done it right, just wait...a few hours. Spıke ¬ 20:25 2-Jun-14

As you know a signature is supposed to be a temple like {{User:SPIKE/signature}}. but when I sign it comes up as

<span class="sigexpand">[[User:TheWikiMan026|'''TheWikiMan026''']]<span class="sighidden">''Up Red, White & Blue!''</span></span> [[User talk:TheWikiMan026|Chater]] [[File:Norn Iron Flag.jpeg|17px]]

Even tough in my preferences it says

{{User:TheWikiMan026/sig}}

Any help?--TheWikiMan026Up Red, White & Blue! Chater Norn Iron Flag 18:15, June 3, 2014 (UTC)

When you follow the instructions, it will work. Spıke ¬ 19:12 3-Jun-14
Chatter? -- Laurels RomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 10:10, June 4, 2014 (UTC)
what's wrong with chatter?--TheWikiMan026 MUN,UmP,POOP (Chatter) Norn Iron Flag 16:36, June 4, 2014 (UTC)

The image works now--TheWikiMan026 MUN,UmP,POOP (Chatter) Norn Iron Flag 16:36, June 4, 2014 (UTC)

edit i am unbeatsr

after 3 block, I promised now and future I am here to contribute . But I have 2 account. unbeatsr and Hellowhiteccc. two account created at same time.just to tell you.please don't blocked me as sock.UNBEATSR09:06, June 4, 2014 (UTC)

I have no way of verifying the assertion that the two accounts are the same person, except to ask for a checkuser, which you are not worth. I do know that you are you, and you have done virtually nothing here but vandalize and troll. Hellowhiteccc has not done anything worthwhile, but in a couple cases cleaned up messes left by Unbeatsr.
As Unbeatsr asserts that there is sockpuppetry going on, one of the accounts must go. I pick yours. Spıke ¬ 11:29 4-Jun-14

edit Ban

Please pass this on to admin SPIKE:

“To separate some guidance from your talk page into a file called "Fixed Problems," and then QVFD that file, is to try to expunge the fact that you were given the guidance.”
~ You

You said not to have a page like that so I QVFDed it.

“When you find a page that has adopted an American convention, such as the location of the day number at QVFD, do not assume it needs conversion to the British convention. (Or vice versa.)”
~ You

I just write dates like that. Nowhere on the QVFD policy does it say "Do not write dates the British way."

“When you see an "error" in the day's Featured Article, such as an assertion that Brits in distress dial 0800, do not "correct" it either. Because this is a humor wiki.”
~ You

OK, I didn't know what it meant

--TheWikiMan026 MUN,UmP,POOP (Chatter) Norn Iron Flag 17:42, June 6, 2014 (UTC)

Second point is an Uncyclopedian rule. Considering Uncyclopedia adopts many British ways of doing things such as the Order of Uncyclopedia, we let the Americans have some recognition by writing the dates the wrong way round in QVFD.
0800 is the start to phone numbers that charge the called and not the caller. How this can be linked to a Brit stereotype I'm not sure but I don't know the context of the "joke". Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 19:24, June 6, 2014 (UTC)
The joke is that, at some point in the life of this article, someone felt the need to qualify the citation of 911 (rather than 999) as the emergency phone number. I thought it would highlight the cluelessness of the encyclopedia editor to assert that Brits dial Freephone 0800 instead. Spıke ¬ 19:29 6-Jun-14
If it is a comparison to US then, yes, it does work. Like I say I have no clue what article we are discussing or where the WikiMan is quoting from. Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 06:21, June 7, 2014 (UTC)

Sorry about the "Please pass this on to admin SPIKE" as I writ this on Ghelae's Wikipedia page to pass this to you The preceding unsigned comment was added by TheWikiMan026 (talk • contribs)

"Writ"? Anton (talk) Uncyclopedia United 14:37, June 7, 2014 (UTC)
What about it?--TheWikiMan026 MUN,UmP,POOP (Chatter) Norn Iron Flag 14:56, June 7, 2014 (UTC)
"I writ this"? Anton (talk) Uncyclopedia United 15:01, June 7, 2014 (UTC)
Yes I writ that--TheWikiMan026 MUN,UmP,POOP (Chatter) Norn Iron Flag 16:59, June 7, 2014 (UTC)
Oh, ok. Just found a dictionary entry about this: "Writ - archaic past participle of write".Anton (talk) Uncyclopedia United 17:03, June 7, 2014 (UTC)
Again Anton, the English language. Why the hell does the rest of the World bother to learn it! Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 17:18, June 7, 2014 (UTC)
Technically, "Writ" is incorrect grammar but that's what you say in Fermanagh--TheWikiMan026 MUN,UmP,POOP (Chatter) Norn Iron Flag 17:42, June 7, 2014 (UTC)

edit User talk:TheWikiMan

When I was creating my unacount I was originally meant to be called TheWikiMan. There was something wrong and it didn't work so TheWikiMan doesn't exist.--TheWikiMan026 MUN,UmP,POOP (Chatter) Norn Iron Flag 18:30, June 7, 2014 (UTC)

edit Hey

So, um... there's that. The Bizarro Uncyc featured one of my articles recently, and I was notified by email. Coincidentally, I was doing my check for this decades email, and only knew and responded by chance. I actually don't know anything about this whole split thing, and suspect I don't care. Well, maybe a little bicurious... no, no... I promised myself I wouldn't go there.

Hope all is well with you. We are OK. Things are difficult, but then, so is golf. I hear. I don't care for it myself. Or guns. I don't care if anyone else has one, they just scare the hell out of me. Oh, look... you've made me pee myself thinking about guns... gotta go clean up.

Take care, dude. Continue to be Spike. Zimbuddha Rev. Zim (Talk) Get saved! 17:04, June 8, 2014 (UTC)

edit User:Meibion Glyndŵr

As you can see in the headline, I tried moving "User:ConCass2/Meibion Glyndŵr" to a main-space page, but something went wrong and now I'm stuck with this monstrosity which I can't move from the user-space, I assume it's because only admins can, since it says "You do not have permission to do this". Can you help out on this? ConCass2 (talk) 21:25, June 10, 2014 (UTC) - on the other hand, would pasting the source of the article into a "Meibion Glyndŵr" page and then Quick VFDing this user space one work? ConCass2 (talk) 21:28, June 10, 2014 (UTC)

You are the latest to be trapped by our fancy advanced user interface. If moving to mainspace, you must use the pulldown menu so it does not continue to point to User: space. (If you can see the Move button, you have permission to use it. You don't have permission to delete a page if there were already one at the destination. Spıke ¬ 21:46 10-Jun-14
PS--You tried a second time and got this right. But all that was left at the source address was the redirect to your article at the wrong address, and that is what you moved. Spıke ¬ 21:54 10-Jun-14

edit

Hi Spike! Have you noticed the main Uncyclopedia logo is overwriting custom logos on user pages including your talk page? -- Simsilikesims(♀UN) Talk here. 20:20, June 11, 2014 (UTC)

I had not, as I only view the meat and not the bread. It could well be something I did. But Wikia changed the page coding, as mentioned at Forum:Thumbnails are broken. I'll look into it, but perhaps it will have to wait until I'm at the library. Spıke ¬ 21:02 11-Jun-14
I can see (in MediaWiki:Common.js) that function logotipo() takes pains to ensure that the custom logo is installed early. (There is a comment just below the function that it is ugly to see the potato for a split-second before the change.) And Wikia's "lazy load" change of last year seeks to postpone some operations, famously the Table of Contents, to accelerate the load of text content. On computers, if two operations are separated in time, the later one has a nagging tendency to prevail. I seem to recall this being reported before — ScottPat, do you remember? Spıke ¬ 21:32 11-Jun-14
Now reported to Wikia (bug report #141014). Spıke ¬ 21:59 11-Jun-14

PuppyOnTheRadio researched this and found that the key was that JavaScript was switched off. {{Logo}} and {{Nologo}} are available to remove the potato logo from a page, to replace it with an author-specified logo, and in fact to drop an author-specified illustration on top of the potato, as in our "Featured Article" logo. The templates can add content and fix it at a location on the page, but our only way to remove stuff from a page is to write code in JavaScript (which, again, is in MediaWiki:Common.js), triggered by the code inserted by the template. If you run with JavaScript off, you may indeed see two photos where you only want one. The stuff seems to be working exactly as described, and I will owe Wikia an apology for another wild-goose chase. Spıke ¬ 14:54 16-Jun-14

edit Hallo

I see you've got some fingers. those are nice fingers. Uhh. Communicate... breathe. in. out. in out. Hi. My name is Fonchezzz. Uh. I came back here. And I'm wearing my nicest shoes and a sweatervest. I tried to make myself presentable. Is uh. Articles. Those are written here. How about those.............. weathers? Clouds right? Hopefully it's sunny this weekend. yeah?-- Muhduckmuhduck |Fonchezzz| Quacking| Muhduckmuhduck2 16:42, June 17, 2014 (UTC)

edit Memory Delta wiki images

Can you please upload 26 images to my wiki, Memory Delta wiki. Can you upload them today, thanks. Beanna. Please upload the images to my wiki, today. Beanna.

1.Icarus-like planet.jpg

2.P4X-351.jpg

3.IB-Logo.jpg

4.P3R-233.jpg

5.Drive.jpg

6.Jump.jpg

7.Samantha Carter (Point of View).jpg

8.QuantumMirror.jpg

9.QM1.jpg

10.Icarus base F-302 Hangar.jpg

11.Controldevice2.jpg

12.Controldevice.jpg

13.A Room of Alternate Samantha Carters.jpg

14.Qetesh (Continuum reality).jpg

15.E. Young.jpg

16.David T.jpg

17.Samantha Carter (alternate 2).jpg

18.Carter (Point of View reality II).jpg

19.Col. Sam Carter.jpg

20.Helen smile.jpg

21.Sam smile.jpg

22.Icarus Base.jpg

23.Carolyn Lam 2.jpg

24.Weir 2.jpg

25.Rose O'Reilly.jpg

26. Rose O'Reilly 2.jpg

The answer is the same as the last time you asked. I have no account there. I cannot upload anything there. Uncyclopedia is not your disk farm, nor a home for masturbation fodder. Your articles are not funny. Your photos are gone. You are banned. Spıke ¬ 02:50 23-Jun-14

Spike, I added quite a few things to Helen Magnus, so could I please have it back, in my userspace for example? if Beanna is banned, I'll work on it alone, and he can help me if he returns. Anton (talk) Uncyclopedia United 07:27, June 23, 2014 (UTC)

There you go. Let me know if you would like a moderate number of the associated illustrations. Spıke ¬ 11:10 23-Jun-14

Ah, no, I'll find my own. Thanks! Anton (talk) Uncyclopedia United 13:34, June 23, 2014 (UTC)

edit Welcoming new users

“Your welcome file does not seem to correctly render the name of the user in question.”
~ Spıke ¬ 

I don't know why but if you go on The file itself it works correctly TheWikiMan026 MUN,UmP,POOP (Chatter) Norn Iron Flag 20:59, June 22, 2014 (UTC)

I will tell you why. When you use <Noinclude>, it means you can see it in "the file itself" but not in the places you include it — obviously. I don't see why you put it there, nor why you can't copy a Welcome file literally. There is your answer. Fix it before you use it again. Spıke ¬ 02:53 23-Jun-14

I don't know if TheWikiMan fixed it, but it worked when I put it on my talkpage. Anton (talk) Uncyclopedia United 07:49, June 23, 2014 (UTC)
I got it: TheWikiMan, when you are adding this file to someone's talkpage, put subst: in front of its name, so it looks like {{subst:User:TheWikiMan026/Welcome}}

This will fix everything, and another benefit is that if you change the welcome template later or even delete it, it won't affect all the talkpage where you used it. Anton (talk) Uncyclopedia United 07:54, June 23, 2014 (UTC)

When I go on the file itself it says <includeonly>--TheWikiMan026 MUN,UmP,POOP (Chatter) Norn Iron Flag 16:15, June 23, 2014 (UTC)

edit UnNews:World Cup draw claimed "cruel and unusual"

On the topic of photos, feel free to find one for UnNews:World Cup draw claimed "cruel and unusual". Spıke ¬ 13:54 23-Jun-14

Done! Anton (talk) Uncyclopedia United 15:26, June 23, 2014 (UTC)

I appreciate that! but gave it a different caption that takes the joke in an additional direction. Spıke ¬ 15:36 23-Jun-14

Sure. It's your text! Anton (talk) Uncyclopedia United 15:46, June 23, 2014 (UTC)

Wow, an American who knows about and even follows the World Cup! Soon you shall all be incorporated into the "religion". Nice article although just thought I'd point out that the 32 competitors are withered down to 16 at the end of the group stage and not 28, as only 2 of 4 from each group progress and there are 8 groups. Not sure whether that was a deliberate unfact or not. Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 16:50, June 23, 2014 (UTC)
Fans who live near Boston are notorious for following every sporting competition until the minute the local entrant drops out of contention. I will not be in the religion, as one cannot keep a scorecard for soccer. The current dither to whittle 32 competitors down to a full 16 is so pointless that I chose to exaggerate the pointlessness; in other words, it's a joke. Spıke ¬ 18:28 23-Jun-14
In fact, 20 million Americans watched this match. In fact, the U.S. hosted a World Cup one year, coinciding with the creation of Major League Soccer with its panoply of washed-up European stars and teams like "D.C. United" that did not unite anything but sound vaguely famous. And Boston-area fans are fixated on the Premiership, in particular, wondering how many one-dimensional players the Red Sox could sign if the owner simply sold Suarez (before he attacks again). Spıke ¬ 14:38 25-Jun-14
Nice. And now you guys outcompeting us! Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 16:21, June 25, 2014 (UTC)

edit Special:CloseMyAccount

I found this special page, which allows you to disable your account. (When you are afraid it might get hacked, I presume, and you don't need it.) In the past, some people have asked to delete their accounts, so maybe if there are more such occasions redirecting them to that page would be a good idea? It works well (I tested it).

Separately, thank you for making the introduction of Napoleonic Wars readable! I was mainly searching for logical connection between the different jokes that were there, and you helped a lot! Anton (talk) Uncyclopedia United 11:19, June 24, 2014 (UTC)

This is remarkable, as I have often been told the opposite, and have repeated to newbies that they cannot close an account but merely abandon it (and fight us when we undo their page-blanking). Glad your test didn't work too well. Let me contact Wikia and see what the status of this is. 11:30 24-Jun-14 My query is Bug Report #142613. Spıke ¬ 11:47 24-Jun-14
I just reactivated it after. You are allowed to reactivate an account within a thirty days period after it's closed. Anton (talk) Uncyclopedia United 16:05, June 24, 2014 (UTC)

Wikia's Tim Quievryn replies: "Thanks for contacting Wikia. Grunny, who helped write the extension, has tested it extensively on Uncyc and says it should work there just the same as it does on "normal" Wikia." He didn't directly answer the policy question, but I presume that since Wikia wrote it and tested it here, they intend that it be available for Uncyclopedians' use. Spıke ¬ 16:47 26-Jun-14

edit Using blocks to make regular contributors adhere to guidelines instead of using it for just vandals

Seriously, most of the time this just isn't even necessary. You think a 12 hour block is any more effective at making somebody read a policy page than simply asking them to on their talk page? This ain't wikipedia, every time you unnecessarily block a user just for disobeying some tiny rule you suck the fun out of it and make this place more like wikipedia (wikipedia isn't even this strict). That is why users rage quit, abuse of the block function when a simple "Hey now, can you not do *insert action here*" on the talk page would suffice.

The block function exists to stop disruptive users not to stamp out every new comer that you deem has stepped out of line. I've seen administrators loose their privileges on other Wiki's for giving out blocks when the talk page would do the same job, and frankly if I was a bureaucrat on this wiki I'd be very strongly thinking about it. Having said that, you do get it right most of the time, it's just the sometimes that you don't that concerns me. ~Sir Frosty (Talk to me!) Icons-flag-au 04:48, June 25, 2014 (UTC)

It's a judgement call Frosty. If Spike has got it wrong, he admits to it. I prefer leaving messages on a user's page if I think they are going off the rails. -- Laurels RomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 07:44, June 25, 2014 (UTC)
My general concern is that getting this judgement call wrong over and over chases away users before they have the chance to find their feet. It takes months not days for a user to get to grips with every single policy we have and why it's there. I'm mainly asking for more patience and the block button to be used sparingly against newbies that do the wrong thing without realizing it. Sorry for appearing angry about this, but it's been proven over and over again to chase away users. ~Sir Frosty (Talk to me!) Icons-flag-au 08:35, June 25, 2014 (UTC)
Not closing a ballot is no more a mere "guideline" than "Don't forge votes" is a guideline. This whole VFD thing is a kid offering to be a chauffeur and driving the car into a ditch before the reply. As I told Anton199 above, 24 hours is usually de rigueur for VFD things, and I gave him 12, a quantity discount. Another rule of thumb is that Admins don't countermand one another before discussing it. In this case, a simple push on the talk page doesn't register; we've been there; see above and in archive. Spıke ¬ 10:59 25-Jun-14
PS--In fact, he did not close the ballot "as any Admin would have done." Not when the Admin is the same one who rewrote the article under vote. For me to edit an article and then assert that the ballot is moot would be presumptuous. In fact, I was waiting for confirmation by a slightly more senior editor before Master TWM stepped in and declared the question settled. Spıke ¬ 14:38 25-Jun-14

edit Deleting the VFH nomination

That was just petty and nasty. What the hell is your problem SPIKE?!?!?!!!?? --ShabiDOO 18:20, June 25, 2014 (UTC)

Why was it deleted? --Mimo&Maxus (Talk) 21:15, June 25, 2014 (UTC)
It is astonishing to claim that deleting a VFH nomination where nominator starts the voting at +4 reflects a bad attitude, while the continual name-calling above (now moved to User talk:TheWikiMan026) does not. The VFH nomination was re-filed correctly. All is well except the sniping. Spıke ¬ 12:17 26-Jun-14
Why couldn't you just fix the score? :P --Mimo&Maxus (Talk) 12:57, June 26, 2014 (UTC)
So nasty and petty. --ShabiDOO 18:44, June 26, 2014 (UTC)

edit Template:VFDr

"Now hiring for a Poopsmith"
I thought I was the Poopsmith TheWikiMan026 MUN,UmP,POOP (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 TheWikiMan026 MUN,UmP,POOP (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. -- Laurels RomArtus*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? -- Laurels RomArtus*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)

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
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