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*Please add any new topics at the end to be sure they are noticed.
New stuff at the end, please; I'll make it fit into the section organization after the topic dies down.
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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.
'''Is this about UnNews''' or UnNews audio? If so, [[User:SPIKE/UnNews|talk to me here]].
 
 
'''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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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==
 
==Archives==
*[[User:SPIKE/Cookies-09|Ceremonial greetings and cookies received in '09]] from Thekillerfroggy, MrN9000, Romartus, Pelargonium, and Hyperbole.
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*[[User:SPIKE/Cookies-09|Ceremonial greetings in 2009]].
*[[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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*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]])
*[[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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*Conversations in [[User:SPIKE/2011|2011]] [[User:SPIKE/2012|2012]]. (On [[User:SPIKE/Civics-12|civics and politics]])
*[[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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*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.
*[[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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*Conversations in 2014 [[User:SPIKE/2014-1|1]] [[User:SPIKE/2014-2|2]].
*[[User:SPIKE/Deadends-10|Conversations in '10 that are done]].
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*RFCs received: [[User:SPIKE/2012-RFC|2012]] [[User:SPIKE/2013-RFC|2013]] [[User:SPIKE/2014-RFC|2014]]
*[[User:SPIKE/Islam-10|Conversations in '10]] about the [[Islam]] article.
 
*[[User:SPIKE/2011|Conversations in '11]].
 
*[[User:SPIKE/Civics-12|Discussions of civics and politics in '12]].
 
*[[User:SPIKE/2012Kamek98|Discussions with user Kamek98]].
 
*[[User:SPIKE/2012|Other conversations in '12]].
 
*[[User:SPIKE/2013-1|Conversations in '13 before Oppage]].
 
 
== Heil to the Chief ==
 
 
I liked that pun (which I can now say given VFS drama is over). {{User:PuppyOnTheRadio/sig3|05:02 04 Feb}}
 
:Oh, you intended that to be spelled that way? Sorry! Going by the Change History in the privileges log, Chief seems to suggest that you are one of the two winners of the process. Catch up with you tomorrow. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>05:09 4-Feb-13</small>
 
* 22:03 . . ChiefjusticeDS (talk | contribs) changed group membership for User:Simsilikesims from autopatrolled and rollback to autopatrolled, rollback and administrator ‎(VFS winner, unlucky!)
 
* 22:02 . . ChiefjusticeDS (talk | contribs) changed group membership for User:SPIKE from rollback to rollback and administrator ‎(VFS winner, unlucky)
 
::Not I. {{User:PuppyOnTheRadio/sig3|05:47 04 Feb}}
 
:::Yes, you--if you take my meaning. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>03:06 8-Feb-13</small>
 
 
==[[Uncyclopedia:VFH/UnScripts:My_Little_Womb_Newt:_Pregnancy_is_Sexy]]==
 
 
I have a suspicion that the above nomination might not have been created with the best interests of the wiki in mind. --{{User:Mnbvcxz/sig5}} 20:50, February 5, 2013 (UTC)
 
:That puts it mildly. To the good, I hear that all the recent mischief on this website is a result of an absence of excitement on the impostor site. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>20:58 5-Feb-13</small>
 
 
== Why is the block button there? ==
 
 
In recent changes, I shouldn't be able to see that. ...--{{User:Kamek98/sig2}} 00:43, February 8, 2013 (UTC)
 
:It is intermittent. It has been doing so for a long time. I can no longer even help debug it because I always see it now and that isn't a bug. Bizzeebeever [[User talk:Bizzeebeever/3#Bugs on my watchlist|believed]] it was a problem with MediaWiki ("#blamewikia"). {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>03:04 8-Feb-13</small>
 
::Wow. gay.--{{User:Kamek98/sig2}} 03:25, February 8, 2013 (UTC)
 
 
==Snowstorm of 2013==
 
So....how did you brave the storm? Any damage? [[user:Aleister|'''Al''']] 00:20 10-2-'13
 
 
:Pretty well, thanks for asking. Snow well above the knee; car parked down by the street; got it out and went to the store and could do so again if I want wet pants again. Winds probably reached hurricane force overnight; I woke up and heard the wall of the house being sandblasted, but if any limbs are down, they are under the snow. I have a guy plowing me out--last, perhaps tomorrow--at a bargain price. No loss of electricity here, otherwise I would be nursing laptop batteries and not on-site much. I have an audio for the UnNews of Obama shooting "skeets," but uploading it from home is impossible. There are 400,000 without power in New England and apparently 3 feet in some places. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>00:30 10-Feb-13</small>
 
 
:Apropos of nothing, do you think you might give [[Mr. Natural]] a push? {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>00:33 10-Feb-13</small>
 
 
Good, at least the power stayed on. Now all you have to do is make some of those snow angels and drag out the sled. Mr. Natural, oh, joy. I checked recently to see if Crumb was still alive, haven't seen anything of his lately. He is, and his wife dragged him to France which he hates. A strange duck. But maybe the page has nothing to do with him, I'll give it a quickie but am signing off soon. I just gave Shirley Phelps-Roper a once over, and added the news that her two daughters quit the church and got out of there. [[user:Aleister|'''Al''']] few minutes later
 
:Yes. I read in RecentChanges that GOD HATES FAGS but it doesn't say how He feels about [[Goat]]s. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>00:58 10-Feb-13</small>
 
 
p.s. I just took a quick look and can't do it now, too much to contemplate and change around to at least give it coherence. Later this [[Year|week]] perhaps. --- Whoops, it's yours, I actually just took a very quick look thinking it was some IP's or something. Tomorrow, I'll truck with it tomorrow, am too unfocused now.
 
 
::::I just googled “Shirley Phelps-Roper”. After Wikipedia and a twitter account, we're the third result. People looking for her will visit here before going to WBC. That makes me happy. {{User:PuppyOnTheRadio/sig3|12:59 10 Feb}}
 
 
And what they will find when they come here will be a pink kitten and a warning notice not to go inside and read the article if they know what's good for them, which will break the fourth wall and ruin any benefit of them thinking we are anything like a wikipedian information source. Can we all band together and ask wikia to remove the warning notice? This is a prime example of why it should be removed, for the good of all humanity. GOD HATES CONTENT WARNING NOTICES, and is the scourge of noncensors everywhere. In the meantime, how about finally getting Puppy's content warning notice up in place of the kittens, but that doesn't solve the problem. I'm not going to tell you who this is, or even what time it is. hahahahahahahahahaha, you will never know who this was, WE ARE ANONYMOUS AND WE ARE LEGION AND GOD HATES ANONYMOUS AND GOD HATES TIMESTAMPS HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
 
 
On Bing [[Shirley Phelps-Roper]] isn't on the first three pages, but [[James Bevel]] shows up second. On Google Bevel is down the page. These engines must use very different criteria. [[user:Aleister|Al]] 14:01 10-2 (and on Reading, England, I didn't realize you initiated the page, or else I wouldn't have moaned about it)
 
 
:(After being outside getting plowed out) Yes, I know; before long, web searches for the entire [[Tea Party movement]] will come here first. You don't have to back off on the grounds that I wrote something; simply, if you want something done, don't describe it by writing "bleh" or such, even though precision is the legacy of Dead White Men and you are a soulful Negress from Mississippi with an unfortunate resemblance to Al Jolson. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>17:35 10-Feb-13</small>
 
::::You're right - all search engines use different algorithms. I focus on google when looking at SEO as that has been the most popularly used engine. I assume it still is, but I've never bothered checking. That, and Bing drives me up the wall with the way it does video search. Although I should point out that according to Alexa only 40% of Wikia's traffic comes from search engines. {{User:PuppyOnTheRadio/sig3|06:23 10 Feb}}
 
:Bing lost me with its map of a residential district on the north side of Chihuahua, Mexico, which bore no resemblance to reality. Bing, like the Fork, might have no business plan; its way forward is to rely on the fact that someone else has a business plan. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>18:46 10-Feb-13</small>
 
 
== Renaming [[Forum:A suggestion]] ==
 
 
I'd rather you didn't. Only because the naming of a forum is done by the forum creator, and as such it's effectively part of the initial comment. Similarly there's a forum about the wiki “moving” that I suggested was a misnomer. I'll ask them to rename it, but I'm not about to change it myself out of politeness. But back to [[Forum:a suggestion]], the person who started that forum has an antipathy towards us already - let's not poke the bear. Or beaver. (Insert beaver poking joke here.) {{User:PuppyOnTheRadio/sig3|01:32 11 Feb}}
 
:Understood. Separately, though, {{U|Mnbvcxz}} changed the subject with his self-styled "rant" about the utility of having multiple sites holding our content, which is a separate topic and deserves a separate page. (Yes, I know you are not he.) {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>13:42 11-Feb-13</small>
 
::Meh. Given it's had minimal response, probably no point in creating a separate forum for it. Although odd that it's the same argument that I used for the validity of the mirror to the two main instigators of the fork. And they ignored that argument. {{User:PuppyOnTheRadio/sig3|02:06 11 Feb}}
 
:::Of course a website owner is going to argue against multiple locations. Once the community realizes that they don't need a given a website, effective "power" of the webhost vastly decreases. --{{User:Mnbvcxz/sig5}} 14:58, February 11, 2013 (UTC)
 
 
== Response to 75.65.123.86 ==
 
 
Anonymous users are not entitled to an explanation, but I revert any Anon who just takes a list and simply make it longer. If you want respect, pick a username and stick around--in order to actually build funny pages and not just put your mark on one. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>00:56 12-Feb-13</small>
 
:Wow. That's a lot of totally new (and random) policy you just attempted to impose on a new user their SPIKE. I can't say I approve of the suggestion that the IP needs to attempt to win anyone's (let alone yours) respect. They also do not need to create an account to edit on Uncyclopedia. There is also no policy RE "Anonymous users are not entitled to an explanation". Why are you making up this shit SPIKE? Looks to me like you are becoming a bit of a dick tator yourself mate. Yep. I just gave you a kick in the balls mate. Judging by various other things I'm seeing you do around the wiki you apparently need it. {{User:MrN9000/sig}} <small><small>01:07, Feb 12</small></small>
 
 
I did not intend to create any policy. Anon stated via Change Summary "give reason for reverting edit" and I gave it. However, my only goal in creating talk pages for Anons is to induce them to register. My respect is not an issue, though Anon seemed to be assuming it with his request.
 
 
Apart from not understanding a joke of yours this afternoon, what have I done that seems dictatorial to you? {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>01:20 12-Feb-13</small>
 
:What else? Just about everything I have seen you do so far since I have returned to this site. {{User:MrN9000/sig}} <small><small>01:23, Feb 12</small></small>
 
 
Oh, I see one thing, the block of the Anon who re-created [[Power Rangers S.S.S]]. Regarding "dick tatorial," I asked Puppy about this case, though I did not follow his recommendation but aligned with the length of a previous ban. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>01:25 12-Feb-13</small>
 
::I'm not going to make you a list. Not right now anyway... Anyway, my opinion is only that. My opinion. You are free to value it as you see fit. {{User:MrN9000/sig}} <small><small>01:31, Feb 12</small></small>
 
:::I'll jump in here, with all due respect to MrN, who I would love to spend hours at the pub with talking about the computer simulated universe and the 911 theory that proves the computer simulated universe, but I must give my testimony. Since a few weeks before the fork I've been here almost every day, and have watched Spike guide new users through their first pages, fight the good fight on the forums and the talk pages, single-handidly hold up entire areas of this wiki, and, after being attacked like a dog by some users before and after they left, hold to his priciples. If I were to pick a Most Valuable Player on this site since the fork forked, it'd be Spike. He's taken the arrows in the front and back, pulled them out, and used them to write with. This has been my impression of his work, and he's one of the reasons I still edit here. And he does this all with a crippled internet connection and a bowlful of Quinoa by his side. [[user:Aleister|'''Aleister''']] 4:13 12-2-'13
 
::::I have to agree with MrN9000, banning users or talking to them the way that you do is not a good practice. If you want them to stay, you have to show patience with them in order to let them learn how uncyclopedia works. Sure they have limits, but you are bringing your foot down far too quickly and will scare editors away very quickly. {{User:Frosty/sig3}} 04:59, February 12, 2013 (UTC)
 
:::::Spike is still learning the arts of adminship as we have all done. My own guess is that allowing new users to start adding on to a list is a sure quick way to create article rot and with only a few of us active here, that can mean this will be missed by people. I am sure the reason why we have so many log in but so few stay (this was true before the split) is that new users are expecting to see a good articles here. Very often they hit a button and come across a page that looks terrible. The good ones will try and improve it but others then think 'oh, this is the house style so I just add my bucket of random to it.' --{{User:Romartus/sig2}} 07:23, February 12, 2013 (UTC)
 
::::::I agree with everyone, because I like to please. {{User:PuppyOnTheRadio/sig3|09:35 12 Feb}}
 
 
It was wrong of me to couch things in terms of the Anon's "respect"--again, he hit me the wrong way with his demand for an explanation. But it was wrong for my old mentor Mr.N. to mix it up on Anon's talk page, then to file a further charge when I moved his remark here, until Anon began playing us against one another. Frosty; you are right about scaring new editors away, in this case, but wrong to portray it as the typical case; Aleister, thank you for your remarks and for being observant. Let's move forward from this. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>13:21 12-Feb-13</small>
 
:If you would like to explain my error I would be interested. Or... We could forget about it now. It's not really sporting to say "You are Wrong MrN". and... "I want to move forward from this". ...in the same breath. :P {{User:MrN9000/sig}} <small><small>13:34, Feb 12</small></small>
 
 
I think an Admin should discuss a disagreement with another Admin separately rather than countermanding him with a scolding on Anon's talk page or in the block log. That is all. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>13:38 12-Feb-13</small>
 
:Well... Your actions affected actual real users. I needed to act quickly to undo the mistakes you had made. The comments I made on the IP's talk page correcting your incorrect suggestions of policy needed to be read by that IP. I have no idea why you thought it appropriate to move my comment from the IP talk page. The IP you banned for a week for recreating deleted content also needed to be unbanned. I could have had a nice little chat with you on your talk page prior to doing the above. I'm sure we would have had a nice little debate about it all... I could have asked you if it was OK to unban that person you banned for no reason... Meanwhile 2 potentially good users would be leaving the site. Sorry SPIKE. I don't mess with the judgement of other admins on Uncyc very often, but when I do I will think first of the User and then the ego of the admin. {{User:MrN9000/sig}} <small><small>14:02, Feb 12</small></small>
 
 
:::The children! For pity's sake, won't someone think of the children? {{User:PuppyOnTheRadio/sig3|02:15 12 Feb}}
 
::::Why? Do the children ever think of us? Let them rot in their self-created living hell of slides and sandboxes and toy train sets, all made of shiny red plastic.[[user:Aleister|'''Aleister''']] 14:17
 
 
:::::Yeah. When I was a child I had to make do with half a brick and and empty cola bottle. Bloody kids and their bloody plastic today! {{User:PuppyOnTheRadio/sig3|02:36 12 Feb}}
 
::::::Did you find the cola bottle on a walkabout? [[user:Aleister|'''Al''']]
 
:::::::No - it used to be my father's. It was passed down from generation to generation. {{User:PuppyOnTheRadio/sig3|02:52 12 Feb}}
 
::::::::Okay. I don't have the bottle but I still have the half brick. Send me your address and I'll mail it to you. {{User:PuppyOnTheRadio/sig3|04:34 13 Feb}}
 
 
== [[Bronies]] ==
 
Thanks for putting up with me. As a well-meaning (but hopelessly inept) n00b, I realise I may be a bit demanding. But I would like to ask a few things, and I hope this is the way I'm supposed to do it:
 
 
1. Is it any possible way in which you could provide me with a template of my most recent edit? I had intended to continue working with this page this very afternoon, but by that point it had been reverted back, and it seemed a bit daunting to start over again. If you could also tell me how to access this template without disturbing the page as I work on it, I would also be grateful.
 
 
2. Is there any additional means of contacting the admins other than editing their talk page?
 
 
3. This isn't as much a question as a statement: I thank you for your patience, and I assure you that I am trying my utmost to be [[How to be funny and not just stupid|droll and not just dumb]]. The first time I tried my hand at Uncyclopedia, my formatting was so bad that people assumed I was a vandal (well, that, and that my user name containing the word "troll"). So thanks once more, and have a good one.
 
 
PS: Is it true that Uncyclopedia is moving to a new domain, or have I just been misled? --[[User:TrollzinSpace101|TrollzinSpace101]] ([[User talk:TrollzinSpace101|talk]]) 16:54, February 13, 2013 (UTC)
 
 
:This being a wiki, nothing of yours that is reverted is ever lost. By using the '''History''' page, you can retrieve any page at any point in the past. Use this with care, because editing a page from the past implicitly deletes every change made since that date.
 
:I see that the most recent things that happened to [[Bronies]] is that an anonymous user I assumed was you blanked it, and a veteran Uncyclopedian restored it. So your work should still be at the page address.
 
:You are free to [[Special:EmailUser/SPIKE|email me]]. However, conversations that concern the wiki or articles should be public.
 
:Yes, many of our Admins and editors have withdrawn to their own website. It is our web host's sensible policy that their resources ought not be used to divert traffic away from them, and I support it. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>17:10 13-Feb-13</small>
 
 
== Future-proofing dates in articles with {CURRENTYEAR} ==
 
 
Just thought of doing this. Every new year we end up with a bunch of articles that have out of date dates on them. For instance, an anon just brought my attention to [[Beady_Eye#Rivalry_With_The_High_Flying_Smurfs_.26_Olympics_Closing_Ceremony.27:_2012-2013]], which didn't have the ''-2013'' at the end. Anon added that, but I then changed it to <code><nowiki>{{CURRENTYEAR}}</nowiki></code> which will future proof it (to an extent). I'm also thinking of creating a template that allows for adding a certain timespan to the current date and time for similar issues. Given you post-edit stuff fairly regularly, and have an eye for this kind of detail, I thought I'd run the template idea past you first. (We may in fact already have a similar template, but I'm not aware of it.)
 
 
Although on the topic of time templates, I copy pasted {{tl|Countdown}} from <nowiki>{{</nowiki>[[wp:Template:Countdown]]}} and intend to tune it up a little, but this may be useful to avoid votes running ad infinitum. The next step is to create a voting template - similar to VFH template - that incorporates this as part of it. {{User:PuppyOnTheRadio/sig3|02:44 15 Feb}}
 
 
:This smacks of artificial intelligence, about which as I say the big drawback is not that it isn't artificial. If an author wants to make an era of his subject extend from 2012-Current, he could write it that way. Using wikimath could give him the option of writing an expression that, say, always rendered as the year number of last year, keeping an article current, and there's nothing wrong with that; but the only real way to keep an article current is to edit it from time to time. That lets you work in allusions to current events and fads too. I don't know that we already have such templates. But I'd expect that we have copies of the Wikipedia templates that let an Infobox display a subject's age and keep that current.
 
 
:I saw your countdown on the vote on the Content Warning. That's a useful way to declare and enforce a rule, one which fights the urge to procrastinate. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>02:54 15-Feb-13</small>
 
::I would agree about extending articles into the future. I can't preemptively write next year's UnNews now. Writing about the near future requires that the article be updated. Dated material is OK in UnNews, since outdated news stories exist in the real world. However, an article shouldn't be describing John McCain's future victory in the 2008 presidential election. --{{User:Mnbvcxz/sig5}} 11:42, February 16, 2013 (UTC)
 
:::You're both wrong. You're acting as though it's {{#expr:{{CURRENTYEAR}}-1}}! {{User:PuppyOnTheRadio/sig3|11:45 16 Feb}}
 
 
:My comment was a generic one on the unwisdom of writing articles that try to update themselves. If someone wants to try, I've got no problem, nor if you want to write tools. (Just document them, and put the documentation somewhere where we can find it!)
 
:Separately, I apologize for PotR's hour of effort, but I did delete the Undictionary entry on red Indians as still being nothing but racism without humor. I'll give our regrets to its creator. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>11:54 16-Feb-13</small>
 
::Don't stress about the effort. I liked two words out of that Undictionary entry, and tried to scrape something out of the rest of it. Destined to fail on that one.
 
::As for M-z's comment - I'm looking more at articles that have the ugly "'''2010-present'''" or similar attached to it. It's just an ugly way of writing and looks un-encyclopaedic. This is a potential solution that doesn't involve updating it constantly. But I agree - for topical articles, which is what UnNews is, thee is no way of creating it for a future event, and they shouldn't be dated for beyond the present, or updated beyond when they were written (but can be revamped to improve the writing). For things like a crappy band article that are doing nothing new, this works. (When they do something new, then we can change it.) {{User:PuppyOnTheRadio/sig3|12:01 16 Feb}}
 
:Down to quibbles now: "'''2010-present'''" looks plenty encyclopedic and better than an article that leaves the story at the year in which the article was written. Wikicode expressions are one solution. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>12:08 16-Feb-13</small>
 
:Separately to Puppy, I find that one of your two Redirects on QVFD is linked to all over talkspace, and the couple I looked at don't use templates. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>12:08 16-Feb-13</small>
 
::You must have checked the wrong page (because there are three pages with very similar names). Try [[Special:WhatLinksHere/Legal_Department/Summons]]. That only links to QVFD and pages that transclude QVFD. {{User:PuppyOnTheRadio/sig3|12:14 16 Feb}}
 
:I stand corrected; Summons doesn't stand at all. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>12:18 16-Feb-13</small>
 
 
==[[This page does not exist|Category:Forums created out of slight overreaction not created in 1927]]==
 
 
This is a single-use joke category used on a forum article. The fork recently deleted their version of it. However, removing the category from the forum topic would bump the forum. As a more drastic step, what if the forum topic itself was deleted? It really isn't serving any function. --{{User:Mnbvcxz/sig5}} 12:34, February 16, 2013 (UTC)
 
:A typical navigation tool that pranks rather than helps the reader. "Don't crack wise." <s>Put it on QVFD, please.</s> Never mind, I've got it. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>12:41 16-Feb-13</small>
 
::However, that still generates a red link on a two year old forum. More importantly, it adds a "wanted category," which some maintenance editors dislike. Although, I personally prefer a red link to stupid navigation link to an existent stupid navigation link. --{{User:Mnbvcxz/sig5}} 16:08, February 16, 2013 (UTC)
 
:I am willing to accept that pages locked for two years might have red-links. I don't know how to fix it on the page without, as you say, bumping it in the list. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>17:11 16-Feb-13</small>
 
 
==[[User:DeeJaay Batoushai/Don Bosco]]==
 
 
I found this on pee reivew, and it looks like schoolcruft. "Don Bosco" is some obscure Roman Catholic saint. From a quick wikipedia search, it looks like the various schools are unrelated Roman Catholic schools who happen to use the same patron saint. From the article, it looks like the school is pre-college, so it would not would not be allowed on this wiki. As a general rule, college articles are allowed, high school articles aren't. --{{User:Mnbvcxz/sig5}} 17:59, February 16, 2013 (UTC)
 
:Hold on, will investigate between basketball games--I think I talked to the author about this. I don't think it's prohibited by rule. (Find me the rule?) {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>18:47 16-Feb-13</small>
 
::I don't think there is an actual rule, because the community likes to crack-wise with the policy pages. However, I do recall there being a convention against articles on high schools, as high schools lack notability. There may be an exception is the high school in question is notable enough to have a wikipedia page. --{{User:Mnbvcxz/sig5}} 19:26, February 16, 2013 (UTC)
 
:Notability ([[UN:CM]]) is the only reason we'd go against it unless there is vanity/cyberbullying. Even non-notable schools could be saved by great writing, which I don't claim this is. I remember now. What we have is a non-native English speaker, working on an article in his own userspace, and notably declining to mainspace it yet. He hasn't been around since Christmas, when he couldn't decode VFH voting and wrote an article on Shampoo, emphasis on Poo, that I told him didn't appeal to me. My opinion for now on the article is It ain't hurtin' no one where it is. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>19:42 16-Feb-13</small>
 
:::The saint is not completely obscure. I don't remember a lot about him, but I seem to recall he was like the Baden Powell of Saints - he liked to foster young boys and turn them into men. I think the policy - as far as it stands - is we can have an article about a school as long as it's accessible and funny. High school articles are rarely accessible - almost always made up of in-jokes - and as a result rarely funny. They also tend to become an opportunity for cyberbullying, creating a “Mr Winkler is gay” style of humour. {{User:PuppyOnTheRadio/sig3|01:26 17 Feb}}
 
:This Don Bosco is claimed to be a chain of schools in India. There is no cyberbullying of named individuals (except a quote from a specific rector, just in case the article were running low on inside jokes), so it ain't hurtin' no one where it is--and it isn't ready for mainspace.
 
:In other news tonight, Aimsplode is trying to get himself banned by abusing QVFD, like we're going to huff Reverend Zim ulator's talk page to help Aimsplode continue covering his tracks. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>01:48 17-Feb-13</small>
 
:::I recall the saint from a bunch of Catholic boys homes in Australia. I haven't read the article in question here, but if it's in user space and it's not [[UN:CB]], I don't care. I noticed the Aimsplode movements. That gif you may as well delete - I am in the process of putting together a better one in its place. {{User:PuppyOnTheRadio/sig3|02:24 17 Feb}}
 
:Sub the new one into that UnNews and I will. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>02:27 17-Feb-13</small>
 
::Done. {{User:PuppyOnTheRadio/sig3|04:30 17 Feb}}
 
:And Done. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>12:58 17-Feb-13</small>
 
----
 
What is with Aimsplode's QVFD of everything about anyway? --{{User:Mnbvcxz/sig5}} 17:51, February 18, 2013 (UTC)
 
:On a surface level, he may have understood that nothing is ever really deleted on a wiki, and may regret his former role as chairman of our local chapter of the Hitler Youth. It is bizarre that his attempts to change his identity and cover his tracks are punctuated by a candidacy for Admin. On a deeper level, he is attacking the website by trolling us and diverting us from useful work, as he was with his candidacy, and as MrN9000 is with his attempt to "heal the rift in Our Community." {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>18:19 18-Feb-13</small>
 
::I don't think MrN9000 is trolling, so much as he was a different opinion of how the site/project/whatever should be ran. Or rather, he came to the discussion late, and where the rest of the fork userbase was mid January. --{{User:Mnbvcxz/sig5}} 18:37, February 18, 2013 (UTC)
 
:Sorry; his shift from manufactured hysteria over my banning of two Anons (above on this page) (which persisted overnight and cannot be attributed to alcohol) and his current silver-tongued appeal for family unification has exhausted my assumption of good faith. This is yet another attack on the website. It operates by diverting us from useful work. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>18:54 18-Feb-13</small>
 
 
==VFD maintenance==
 
 
VFD seems to be full with several articles with relatively high numbers of delete votes. I am not sure what rules were are using now, but if you get some articles off there, we could add more articles to delete. --{{User:Mnbvcxz/sig5}} 18:45, February 18, 2013 (UTC)
 
:I'm on it. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>18:54 18-Feb-13</small>
 
:(Whew!) It's down 2, to 13 now, which means there are 7 available slots. Like finger sandwiches at a VIP reception, don't take 'em all. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>19:26 18-Feb-13</small>
 
:Strike your nomination of [[Terms of Use]] and it will free up another slot. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>19:32 18-Feb-13</small>
 
 
===Invalidate combined VFD vote on Unquotable articles===
 
 
The VFD on the unquotable reskins is getting keep votes based on some users wanting to keep a couple of the reskins. I would suggest that since the community does not like voting on them as a block, that the VFD nomination be invalidated and re-nommed as individual articles. --{{User:Mnbvcxz/sig5}} 14:10, February 20, 2013 (UTC)
 
:Good call. I'll do exactly that. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>14:12 20-Feb-13</small>
 
 
==[[Final Solution]]==
 
I was going to move Apple the Great's article to [[Final Solution]] (proper capitalisation), but it already exists as a redirect to [[Holocaust]]. Can you huff the redirect and move the new one to its place, please? Thanks. --{{User:Snippy/sig}} 03:29, February 19, 2013 (UTC)
 
:Done, here and in the VFH entry. Don't know why it is a proper name, but that is how it is on Wikipedia. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>03:45 19-Feb-13</small>
 
 
==[[User:Abuse filter]]==
 
 
Apparently, this bot, ran by the owner of the fork, is still active and banning ips for arcane, although possibly valid, reasons. (Yay for cracking-wise with the navigation tools!!!) While I don't know what it does, I don't think an unmaintained computer program should have the ability to ban users. Also, it is perma-banning IPs, and I was under the impression that IP addresses should not be perma-banned, as they change user from time to time. --{{User:Mnbvcxz/sig5}} 16:18, February 19, 2013 (UTC)
 
:I agree with all of the above, and also because the abuse filter typically reports "Reason: Someone did something." I recently raised the same issue with an Admin (I think shortly before I became one) and did not get an answer. Cannot find that query now, even with Google, shortly after finally finding the reference for your last completely-valid-but-hard-to-search-for point, the one concerning {{Tl|OWQ}}. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>16:34 19-Feb-13</small>
 
 
The abuse filter is at [[Special:AbuseFilter]] "Something something" means that somebody tried to create a page with a slash, and spam pages often start with slashes. As an admin, I think you can disable it since no-one here knows how to operate it. --{{User:Mnbvcxz/sig5}} 16:58, February 19, 2013 (UTC)
 
:Thank you for finding that. "Something something" does not mean that; it means nothing. For starters, I have eagerly changed the "Public description" to "Anon tried to create a page starting with slash". I think it suffices to inhibit the creation and not block the user, but I won't do that without wider input. (Sigh! Open a Forum?) {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>17:10 19-Feb-13</small>
 
 
Could you set all the abuse filter setting to public? I don't see a reason to keep them super secret. --{{User:Mnbvcxz/sig5}} 17:16, February 19, 2013 (UTC)
 
:I can see one: Greater knowledge of what exactly is being filtered is a tool for more effective attacks, for example by seeing a bug in the RE code that I am unlikely to see. But I am improving (includes: making more truthful) the description of each that I can understand. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>17:19 19-Feb-13</small>
 
:PS--Regarding the perma-ban of IPs, this is indeed not our usual policy, especially for infractions that are ambiguous as to malice (and an Abuse Filter cannot discern intent). I see on the page many redresses other than banning, but I do not see any bans other than a perma-ban. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>14:00 20-Feb-13</small>
 
 
=== AF17 missed one ===
 
Didn't pick up on [{{fullurl:Forum:Vote:_Are_there_too_many_@$%25%26_boxes_on_this_@$%25%26_Forum%3F|curid=702233&diff=5659032&oldid=5659030}} this edit]. (The edit linked to, not the edit I'm making now.) I haven't looked at the filter so I have no idea why/why not. {{User:PuppyOnTheRadio/sig3|10:11 14 Mar 2013}}
 
:MediaWiki did not see it as adding an external link (<code>added_links</code> null in [http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/Special:AbuseFilter/examine/6265365]) so AF 17 did not fire. We could reinsert a "better" definition of external link, but what we have is elegant and catches virtually all of them. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>10:30 14-Mar-13</small>
 
 
==Aimsplode's Talk Page==
 
It IS his talk page, normally old stuff gets archived, but that should be left up to the discretion of the user. I would be inclined to leave the talk page as he has it, the old stuff in his talk page can be found in the history anyways. At this point it seems pointless to block him since as he has stated he intends never to return. He HAS done this before though, and at least he isn't trying to redirect his talk page somewhere else this time. {{User:Simsilikesims/sig}} 02:50, February 20, 2013 (UTC)
 
:Apart from the over/under on how many consecutive days Aimsplode can tell us this is his last day here forever, I was taught (by MrN9000 himself) that users are generally not free to unsay what they have said (except by strikethrough) or force researchers to comb through the history. On a related note, Aimsplode has been wasting Admins' time filing junk QVFDs, covering things like Forums where he has expounded on his Hitler envy, that he must know we will not delete. There is also the fact that he reverted me, and with the snarky Change Summary: ''Revert "admin"....MY talk page. Not yours. Mine. Thank you.'' Sorry; if he is leaving forever, he does not need anything here to be "mine."
 
:Indeed I do not intend to ban him or do anything else that would provoke a campaign of orchestrated misbehavior from the other side. But Aimsplode, with his unique history of writing no comedy but creating dozens of forums, trolling, and using this site (and even a straw campaign for Admin) for attention-getting, uniquely requires that we keep it easy to look up what he said when. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>03:17 20-Feb-13</small>
 
::Considering all things with Aimsplode over time - and that he is banned at the fork - I side with Spike here. Though he 'hasn't returned', Aimsplode is creating pointless work for us to fix which is disruptive and means we have to be alert to what he is upto. These I believe have been grounds before to ban a user. If he just stuck to his own page, then that would be fine but he isn't. --{{User:Romartus/sig2}} 07:31, February 20, 2013 (UTC)
 
:::Regarding this, as far as I am concerned Aimsplode can do pretty much what he wants to his own userspace, if he wants to blank both his user and talk pages to show how angry he is then he can do that. Adding pointless stuff to QVFD is the only irritating aspect of his behaviour, if this persists then a ban may be in order. At present I don't think one is necessary. --{{User:ChiefjusticeDS/sig}} 07:58, February 20, 2013 (UTC)
 
::::I was of the impression that mainly "unsaying what has been said" is not allowed in ongoing discussions (as opposed to discussions that are already over) and not allowed in forums. Deleting past discussions on a talk page that are over seems to me kind of like making a talk page archive and then blanking that archive later - pointless, but mostly harmless. It is true we need to keep an eye on Aimsplode, I haven't been around enough to monitor what he put on QVFD lately. If he is QVFDing stuff in his userspace that is one thing, but if he is trying to QVFD stuff like forums or mainspace pages that he created that is quite another. The tax season is slowing down some so I may be on more often soon depending how many hours I get at work or not. {{User:Simsilikesims/sig}} 06:25, February 21, 2013 (UTC)
 
 
== [[WP:HOTCAT]] ==
 
 
Hi. For a short period the interwiki ''wp'' has been turned off. Can I get you to move this to [[IWP:HOTCAT]] before Tim (the lovely fellow at Wikia) turns that iw back on? {{User:PuppyOnTheRadio/sig3|12:32 21 Feb 2013}}
 
:Done. Now what's with the new namespace? {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>00:35 21-Feb-13</small>
 
:Also, does this one need Sysop-only protection for moves and edits, unlike the others now in IWP:? {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>00:41 21-Feb-13</small>
 
::It's all good. It stems from a complaint that the pre-forkers had relating to Wikia introducing that iw prefix. The concern was we “lost” half a dozen articles. What we actually lost was half a dozen redirects and that article. As far as I'm concerned they are all VFD material, but putting them in this temporary faux namespace allows us to review and determine the efficacy/quality of these. If any of it does survive VFD style of checks, then we'll look at a better location. {{User:PuppyOnTheRadio/sig3|03:56 21 Feb 2013}}
 
:At your leisure. Do you realize the "Hot Chicks" one is missing the colon? {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>04:06 21-Feb-13</small>
 
::Yeah - I wanted to move it for the moment anyway just so that when I did a prefix index for "wp" it stayed out of the equation. {{User:PuppyOnTheRadio/sig3|09:25 21 Feb 2013}}
 
 
==Unquotable:The Founding Fathers==
 
 
[http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/Unquotable:George_Washington?oldid=5652782 This page] shows what combining George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Ben Franklin's unquotables into one page would look like. All three of those pages are short, Thomas Jefferson's is particularly bad.
 
 
Also, on [[Unquotable:Aristotle]], there is an exchange between Alexander the Great and Aristotle that is a parody of star wars text. While it is mildly amusing, I don't think it goes on a quotepage. --{{User:Mnbvcxz/sig5}} 14:21, February 21, 2013 (UTC)
 
 
:Responding to stubby pages by combining them is valid, and turning the former pages into #REDIRECTs is something you can do without a vote on VFD. However, we have Admin {{U|Simsilikesims}} expressing support for the namespace, so as a preliminary step you should discuss your strategy with her so as to avoid anyone's impression you're trying to work around her.
 
 
:On Aristotle (wasn't Socrates the one who taught by interrogation? See also [[Dave Thomas]]), the dialogue indeed does not fit in Unquotable. It is almost an UnScript. Here again, though, it might be good to air it out with Simsie. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>15:05 21-Feb-13</small>
 
::Creating a better Unquotable from three less quality ones is different from a debate about the survival of a namespace. I can't see this being an issue. {{User:PuppyOnTheRadio/sig3|10:10 21 Feb 2013}}
 
:The edit itself is unassailable. Doing it in the middle of a campaign to eliminate a namespace that an Admin has risen in defense of simply requires a little circumspection to hold the team together. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>22:24 21-Feb-13</small>
 
::One thing I would say though is that creating redirects from the existing three articles is essential. This maintains article history and as such attribution of original authors. If you haven't already I'd highlight where the existing content came from in an edit summary on the new page. {{User:PuppyOnTheRadio/sig3|10:38 21 Feb 2013}}
 
:Drop "The" from the page title? Illustrate by Shooping Oscar Wilde onto Mount Rushmore? {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>22:48 21-Feb-13</small>
 
::Syphilis is not hereditary , but it can pass from mother to child, aka congenital syphilis. --{{User:Mnbvcxz/sig5}} 15:02, February 22, 2013 (UTC)
 
:See also, "Insanity is hereditary, you get it from your children." That's far from original. Also, I invite Puppy to the Chief's talk page, regarding abuse filters, and you're invited too. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>15:34 22-Feb-13</small>
 
 
==[[Forum:Names of Admins in various lists]]--making it a user option with @import ==
 
 
I'm having issues with the import. When I do a full copypasta to my [[User:PuppyOnTheRadio/common.css|CSS]] it seems to be fine, but when I try doing an import it dies. I'm not sure where the issue is, and I'm having network issues at present which is making my page loads very slow. {{User:PuppyOnTheRadio/sig3|12:44 24 Feb 2013}}
 
 
:The only documentation I have here (for CSS1) says that you have to code:
 
@import url(...)
 
 
:That's my only guess. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>00:57 24-Feb-13</small>
 
It ''should'' work with or without the <code>url(…</code>. I've tried both anyway, but still stumbling. {{User:PuppyOnTheRadio/sig3|12:59 24 Feb 2013}}
 
 
Ah - it appears that <code><nowiki>http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/</nowiki>wiki/''whatever''.css</code> goes through MediaWiki parsing, which kills the value as a CSS. To get around it you need to import the raw CSS, which is <code><nowiki>http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/</nowiki>index.php=/''whatever''.css&action=raw</code>. Either that, or some fairy magic was involved. Either way, that import now works. {{User:PuppyOnTheRadio/sig3|01:15 24 Feb 2013}}
 
 
:Though rather harder to explain to the newbie than a cut-and-paste! {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>01:20 24-Feb-13</small>
 
 
“Click [{{FULLURL:Special:MyPage/common.css|action=edit}} here] and press '''Save'''” {{User:PuppyOnTheRadio/sig3|01:58 24 Feb 2013}}
 
 
:Well, that is easy to explain. But does <code>preload</code> insert at the start, or pre-load the entire edit window (preventing this hack from coexisting with other contents of my Common.css)? {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>02:19 24-Feb-13</small>
 
 
<code>preload</code> fills in the entire edit window, but <code>section=new</code> ensures that it adds it at the end of any existing CSS, assuming there is any. Unfortunately <code><nowiki>{{#ifexist}}</nowiki></code> doesn't work properly with [[Special:Mypage]]. {{User:PuppyOnTheRadio/sig3|02:56 24 Feb 2013}}
 
 
:You don't want <code>section=new</code> if it's still true that <code>@import</code> has to precede all other CSS. Or if you get a pair of == stuck in the middle of your CSS. "We are now confused on a much higher level than ever before." {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>03:53 24-Feb-13</small>
 
Yes. It does. Which means my nice idea won't work. Bollocks. Maybe just "Copy the following text: <code><nowiki>@import url("http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/index.php?title=MediaWiki:Admin_names_in_bold.css&action=raw&ctype=text/css");</nowiki></code>. Now paste it '''at the start''' of your style sheet (located [{{FULLURL:Special:MyPage/common.css|action=edit}} here])." {{User:PuppyOnTheRadio/sig3|04:55 24 Feb 2013}}
 
 
:I've described this in [[UN:HAX]]. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>05:33 24-Feb-13</small>
 
 
==Uncy of the Month==
 
Thank you for your nice words about me on the nom page. To thank you properly I've ripped my vote away from you, polished it up, and given it to somebody else. Remember those years when you won every Goldstein Award, and then somebody made the people vote to end it? And UnBooks author of the month, that was one of my favorite awards. Maybe when you are an admin you can bring them back. [[user:Aleister|''Aleister'']] thanks again! 24-2-'13
 
:Ah, yes! thank you for doing that. I had not thought of bringing more awards back, not even one for me to win every month. I had thought about the fact that we have only as many (hyper-)active users as awards, and are destined to have month after month of award-giving incest orgies until we get a solid second tier of contributors. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>21:42 24-Feb-13</small>
 
::Hopefully not, maybe more people will come back once they realize there are two ships at sea sailing under the same flag. Aye aye, a pirate ship we be. [[user:Aleister|''Al'']] 22:03 24-2-'13
 
:::I'd hold back on re-introducing awards at the moment. Beyond NotM, the awards generally recognise long term writers, and those awards that the current user base are likely to get are the awards the current user base have already gotten. Given we give them as an encouragement - and I don't think any of the current user base need to be encouraged - they are slightly redundant. My thoughts - beyond NotM, I'd been waiting until March to see how the landscape lay. At this stage I'm thinking push them all back to “of the quarter” awards. We don't need mastabatory self-congratulation voting on a monthly basis. I already suffer from vote fatigue. {{User:PuppyOnTheRadio/sig3|11:15 24 Feb 2013}}
 
::::Vote fatique? You don't vote on VFH, where it counts for something. What are we going to do about VFH, we'll going to have to talk about that soon. And I see nothing wrong in monthly awards as deserving people like yourself are earning them by holding this place in perfect workiing condition. Just because there are less people does not make it any less important. Yeah, a pirate ship we be. [[user:Aleister|''Al'']] 23:49 24-2-'13
 
:The opportunity to publicize y'all's efforts and note that you are not just working for your own satisfaction but appreciated by others, is more important than actually giving or receiving the awards, which at this pace we will all soon have five of each of, by the time the others straggle back from pay-to-play Froggypedia and claim that all of our medals have asterisks attached to them. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>23:56 24-Feb-13</small>
 
::Pats on the back to all of ye, aye, a pirate ship we be. Froggypedia and Spikeopoedia, two halves of one island. Aye. [[user:Aleister|''Aleister'']] minutes later
 
:Also, Mordillo is not around to ban me for the day for "using" an awards page merely to say nice things about other contributors. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>00:03 25-Feb-13</small>
 
 
== I can't add any comment to the latest Village Dump Topic ==
 
 
I wanted to add a comment to the "who's staying' topic in the village dump....--{{User:Claudius Prime/sig}} 23:22, February 28, 2013 (UTC)
 
:Sorry; I shut it down, citing mutual trolling in my entry in the Protection Log. I am anxious that folks here write funny articles rather than continue the inquiry into the details of the Fork's incorporation documents, which in any case won't change anyone's mind; the Forum was attracting trolling from the other side; and [[nobody cares]] who's staying. Sorry you didn't get the last word. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>23:30 28-Feb-13</small>
 
::That's okay- I opened a new forum on the Village Dump, if people want to comment they should- and hopefully you don't mind that too much. Just coming back after so long it pains me to see such division in which we now have two sites with less than 500 active users...I'm not going to the new site- I think that is absurd- I think they should come back here and stop all this fucking around, excuse my French.--{{User:Claudius Prime/sig}} 23:37, February 28, 2013 (UTC)
 
:I do mind. I am sure you think you are a peacemaker comparable to none other here, but the old Forum was attracting taunting and jousting, and detracting from writing, and this one willl eventually do more of the same. They are not coming back from the new site; they own the new site, as they will never own Wikia. My opinion is that all the froth about Content Warnings and advertising is what you get when you work in a company with departments other than the creative department, but if that is how one feels, so be it. Separately, you should consider that the apathy that reduced us to under 500 is not all the result of the Fork but was the subject of much hand-wringing before the Fork came about. Still separately, next time do you think you could inquire about a decision '''before''' defying it? {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>23:48 28-Feb-13</small>
 
 
== [[:Category:Uncyclopedia history]] ==
 
 
You're probably already aware I just created this. You may want to add it to your watchlist, as nothing should be added to this category that doesn't meet a communal consensus for historical value. (Kinda like how we don't add [[:Category:Featured]] unless it has been featured.) it doesn't reflect on WL, but it means you get emails if an article is added, depending on your email settings. {{User:PuppyOnTheRadio/sig3|12:15 01 Mar 2013}}
 
:I could not imagine a better way to formalize a bad decision. Maybe what I wrote at VFD today is wrong: Maybe we are a museum. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>00:22 1-Mar-13</small>
 
::I concur with Spike. This wiki doesn't exist be a museum of itself. --{{User:Mnbvcxz/sig5}} 16:01, March 1, 2013 (UTC)
 
It has happened in the past. It'll continue to happen. This is a purely a method of keeping track of this annoying category.<br />
 
Actually, that gave me a thought. That abuse filter you added to pick up on external links - can we also add one for [[:Category:Featured]] or &lt;youtube> being added to a page? I'd rather not stop it, but a tag in WL/RC, along with a “Are you sure you want to do this edit?” style of warning would be a decent idea. (I think that the YouTube links acts similarly to an SEO bump - hence we regularly get then added to [[Spambox]].) {{User:PuppyOnTheRadio/sig3|12:31 01 Mar 2013}}
 
 
No… the FA cat filter won't work as it's generally added via transposition - which I do want to do something else about. But the YouTube idea is still valid. {{User:PuppyOnTheRadio/sig3|12:33 01 Mar 2013}}
 
 
:Technically, we can do all of those things.
 
:We cannot make conditional the tag written to [[Special:RecentChanges]]. If you want a different tag, you're talking about using a different filter, though we have a few spares.
 
:The test "Added a link to an external website" should include the <code>&lt;YOUTUBE></code> syntax, which essentially does the same thing. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>00:59 1-Mar-13</small>
 
 
:PS--AF17 now tests for <YOUTUBE /> THIS as of 1:12 UTC (but will catch edits to a line that already had a YOUTUBE on it. Also recoded to not excuse edits that both add and delete external links. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>01:17 1-Mar-13</small>
 
<s>Also recoded to catch lines that have spaces, like < YOUTUBE</s> Rescinded. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>02:02 1-Mar-13</small>
 
 
:PPS--AF17 is tweaked after a flurry of false hits today on a user under 4 days old trying to edit his own user page. Documented on the Chief's talk page. Using heuristics to prevent edits either to articles thought part of our heritage or to Featured Articles is dicier. Even FAs can be brought up-to-date, though they ought not be tugged in a completely new direction by a relatively new user; but we should continue guiding that using the Patrolled flag. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>01:16 2-Mar-13</small>
 
 
== While we're on the topic of old stuff ==
 
 
Can you move:
 
* [[Uncyclopedia vs Powershot, Flamewar of the Ages/Forum:BENSONSHOT IS BETTER THAN POWERSHOT]]
 
* [[Uncyclopedia vs Powershot, Flamewar of the Ages/Forum:LET US DECLARE JIHAD AGAINST THE BENSON-HATING INFIDELS]]
 
* [[Uncyclopedia vs Powershot, Flamewar of the Ages/Forum:THE AGE OF BENSON IS OVER. POWESHOT WILL SUCCEED WHERE HE HAS FAILED.]]
 
back into the forum name space? As articles they are VFD material. As Forums they belong in a different namespace. {{User:PuppyOnTheRadio/sig3|03:01 02 Mar 2013}}
 
:Moving those back to the forumspace may bump them to the top of the forums. Also, these articles seem to have been re-created, since the forums were created in only one edit by {{U|MadMax}}. That, in turn, implies that the forums were deleted at one point. They are linked to from a navel staring article from 2006, an article by {{U|Meganew}} about 2006 navel staring, a list on a bot's userpage, and the above links. The pages probably could be deleted again without bothering anything. Again, this site does not exist to be museum of itself. --{{User:Mnbvcxz/sig5}} 07:57, March 2, 2013 (UTC)
 
::I don't agree with your perspective, mainly because this site ''is not'' a museum of itself. But it's history is important in that it has built it to this point, and will help guide the site going forward. If you have a preferred location to keep our histories, then by all means place them there. For me, adding them to forum, user space or Uncyclopedia space is ideal - this is the kind of place we should keep our histories. Deleting our own histories means losing track of where we were and, as a result, what we've become - and therefore where we're headed. These forums were kept for a reason, but closed as forums for a reason. {{User:PuppyOnTheRadio/sig3|08:37 02 Mar 2013}}
 
:::This isn't so much a history of the site, as an archive of forum banter from 2006. Maybe these articles should be moved into someone's userspace, like {{U|Benson}} or {{U|Powershot dude}}. Or, perhaps they could exist as a subpage of [[Uncyclopedia vs Powershot, Flamewar of the Ages]], which is itself borderline vanity, as is almost everything in [[:Category:Records of Notable Flamewars]], but I digress. Anyway, those shouldn't be in mainspace, but I don't think the forum is the best location either. --{{User:Mnbvcxz/sig5}} 09:12, March 2, 2013 (UTC)
 
::::Er… they are subpages. Subpages still pop up on “Random page” though. {{User:PuppyOnTheRadio/sig3|12:10 02 Mar 2013}}
 
:::::I thought subpages didn't show up when you hit the random page button. On a related note, the random page does hit UnNews, but the UnNews sidebar only links to random unNews. --{{User:Mnbvcxz/sig5}} 12:12, March 3, 2013 (UTC)
 
::::::Well, I have now unprotected them (see below) and anyone can take the three to VFD (hint, hint). {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>12:23 3-Mar-13</small>
 
 
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No, I won't move them. Someone saw fit to write a mainspace article, based on pointless Forum banter in 2006 (I arrived in 2009), applying slight fictionalization to the names of actual Uncyclopedians, and copypaste actual Forums underneath as examples. If this decision is to be changed, it belongs to VFD, where I would vote {{Delete|Delete}} based on absence of general interest; it serves the desire of the writer for notoriety and does not serve the reader at all. I believe that that is why you want it out of mainspace. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>13:38 2-Mar-13</small>
 
:That, and the fact that edit protection means the links to user space stuff can't be removed from a main space article - albeit subpages of. The problem is that the article itself is pretty good, but the sheer navelism suggests it belongs in a namespace. These forums don't add any value to the article, IMO, but given they are subs of the original they either should be deleted piecemeal via VFD, or moved out of main space area. Although I still think I managed to poke fun at a forum dispute much better - which then created not only a feature but a new namespace. {{User:PuppyOnTheRadio/sig3|03:34 02 Mar 2013}}
 
 
The article doesn't have special protection. The subpages did; I'll correct that and you can send them to VFD, where it will be more persuasive to show where the same stuff still exists in the Forum, if these subpages are indeed copypastes by MadMax. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>15:48 2-Mar-13</small>
 
:My question is, should we take [[Uncyclopedia vs Powershot, Flamewar of the Ages]] to VFD? The article is about forum banter from 2006 between a guy who was here just to banter and a communal sockpuppet, who was also here just to banter. This isn't meaningful "site history" but rather an inside joke. A paragraph about Benson's actions on some real history page might make sense. --{{User:Mnbvcxz/sig5}} 12:28, March 3, 2013 (UTC)
 
 
You might have to make that case to Simsie. I'll be voting Delete whether the question is the subpages or everything. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>12:36 3-Mar-13</small>
 
 
==Village Dump page is broken==
 
 
However, the previous version of the page seems to be functioning normally. --{{User:Mnbvcxz/sig5}} 19:31, March 3, 2013 (UTC)
 
:I see that. It seems that what is broken in the current version is the DPL (which is a language for extracting stuff from Uncyclopedia master lists and turning it into code with which to build a page)--Puppy said he had independent confirmation that this is the case. However, all that changed from the previous version is that Lyrithya (in 2011) put a link inside a named SPAN. All this does is identify it for possible special style through ground rules such as Common.css, and no one has been poking around there in the last two weeks...except...<small>gulp''!''</small> But it doesn't and didn't have a special rule for these <code>#talkforum</code> links. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>20:08 3-Mar-13</small>
 
:And note that the main page is now unbroken. I wonder if this has something to do with changes not yet propagating to all the servers. (Or to working in a software development facility in Poland and switching over to a new software version late Friday afternoon a short time after the boss comes in with the beer.) {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>20:11 3-Mar-13</small>
 
::BHOP is still broken. {{User:Simsilikesims/sig}} 01:25, March 6, 2013 (UTC)
 
:Yes it is--and in a distinctly DPL way. Sannse said something about having to refresh, presumably meaning something more than one's own cache. Or they could have broken it again, who knows? {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>01:32 6-Mar-13</small>
 
 
== ToU issue on [[Zynga]] ==
 
 
Hey Spike. As you're here at the moment, or possibly just left... I'll leave this for you. There's an article at [[Zynga]] that goes somewhat over the line in the whole "threats of death and destruction wrought on employees of a company that's pissed someone off" department. It's not so much humor, more crazed ranting (although, obviously, the two can be hard to distinguish). So I'm going to remove that section (and one particularly pornographic image) - and maybe you could give the rest of the page a once over? I only scanned the rest, and have a severe humor deficit this morning, so no idea if it's a candidate for deletion. But I'll clear out the slightly scary ToU violation bit, and, as I said, the pron. Let me know if you have questions -- {{User:Sannse/Sig}} 18:13, March 5, 2013 (UTC)
 
:Apart from the fact that ex-employee rants aren't funny (nor are anything that strikes the reader as that), I'll look at it. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>18:38 5-Mar-13</small>
 
:PS--Oh, my. Company owes me $40. Let's all track down the customer-service rep, here's his name, and kill him. A laugh riot. Only, what you left is just as bad as what you took out, including the notorious c-word that you've ranted about previously. And I don't know enough about the joint to write anything funny. I'm going to VFD it and we would welcome your vote. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>18:43 5-Mar-13</small>
 
::I just did a quick rewrite but can't decide if it's funny or not. Check it out [[User:Simsilikesims/Zynga|here]]. {{User:Simsilikesims/sig}} 01:26, March 6, 2013 (UTC)
 
:(I tried reviewing this, after I responded to you in the previous section, during the 3-minute break between volleyball sets, but that wasn't even enough time to realize you had not edited the mainspace article, which was still assaulting my eyes with the c-word in its first sentence.) I've found it now, and what you have is a vast improvement; it drops the butt-hurt customer angle, but that's fine, and it seems to be based on understanding of the website that I don't have. I did something comparable recently at [[Poptropica]] (emphasizing the website's financial exploitation of its young users). At [[Red Hot Pawn]] (with Puppy) (for the clique member at this chess-based website), and [[Inland Empire]] (for the sports fanatic), we had a similar problem of distinguishing a ridicule of an eccentric person, from the work of an eccentric person. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>03:23 6-Mar-13</small>
 
 
==[[Ouran High School Host Club]]==
 
I have restored this article because it is not about an actual high school, or club within a real life high school, but about a Japanese anime (TV series) and manga series, and thus does not violate our vanity policies. I know this because I watched the anime myself. (Some of my younger friends are into animes and mangas). Just wanted to let you know. {{User:Simsilikesims/sig}} 02:10, March 7, 2013 (UTC)
 
:Yikes! glad someone here knows something! I have apologized directly to the author. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>02:18 7-Mar-13</small>
 
 
==From one flag burner to another==
 
I like your Flag Burning Amendment rewrite, with all the flag burning going on. I don't think congress has tried to pass that one lately so it could fail by one vote - or maybe 45 by now - but they gave it a good try a few times and old man Bush got a lot of mileage out of it. Nice work, and if you finish it up and nom it for VFH I will burn it (after voting for it) [[user:Aleister|''Al'']] 21:35 7-3-'13
 
:Um, I had finished. But if you insist, I'll nominate it on VFH, so Romartus doesn't have to dredge up more articles from the past, and then you can either finish it or tell me what seems lacking. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>21:42 7-Mar-13</small>
 
::If I add a couple things I want no credit when it gets its needed four votes for VFH. Did you hear that TKF quit? He left a long good-bye message and hopped off. He'll be back though, hasn't he done this a few times? [[user:Aleister|''Al'']] 21:48 that day
 
 
==BEST KOREA!==
 
I've added a link to the actual news article that prompted me to write the article, formatted and everything. In defense of my use of capital letters in the headline, however, I can only offer that I worked at several real-life newspapers and that they all wrote headlines that way. -[[User:Tritefantastic|Tritefantastic]] ([[User talk:Tritefantastic|talk]]) 23:36, March 8, 2013 (UTC)
 
:That's what I needed, a Source! Yes, some newspapers do headlines the way you did; we don't. Neither is correct, it just looks more realistic when everyone does it the same way. Thanks. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>23:46 8-Mar-13</small>
 
::It feeds back to [[wp:Wikipedia:Article titles]]. It's both style related and due to technical limitations. While we don't slavishly follow [[wp:MOS|Wikipedia's manual of style]], in the case of article titles it has a strong rationale behind it. {{User:PuppyOnTheRadio/sig3|04:34 09 Mar 2013}}
 
 
== [[Content warning]] ==
 
 
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..."
 
 
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.
 
 
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}}
 
 
: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>
 
::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
 
: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>
 
Enjoy the silence. {{User:PuppyOnTheRadio/sig3|01:30 30 Jan}}
 
   
===The [[Forum:The Warning Template, or, HowTo:Cover Wikia's ass while having fun.|vote]] on the proposed content warning===
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== [[:WP:Wikipedia:User scripts|Wikipedia:User scripts]] ==
   
Sorry for the oversight. I intended to add it, forgot where it was located, and thought to myself “must go back and add it” and then got sidetracked. Completely my fault. I've bumped it up as it is a viable option, whereas the last vote item is definitely not. {{User:PuppyOnTheRadio/sig3|12:08 08 Feb}}
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We were discussing scripting the other day. Although this doesn't give a solution to the watchlist thingy we were looking at, there may be some scripts in here that you could find useful. {{User:PuppyOnTheRadio/sig3|02:19 am 03 Apr 2014}}
:No offense taken. Only, when I added my own option, I styled it as an afterthought. It might look peculiar when not occurring last. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>03:04 8-Feb-13</small>
 
   
=== Content warning experiment ===
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==[[:File:HETtuna.jpg]]==
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This was unused for about three years because a vandal from 2011 (whom Pup has just reverted) deleted an entire section from [[Political cartoon]], which contained that image. Could it be restored, please? {{User:Anton199/sig}} 11:31, April 3, 2014 (UTC)
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:Thanks! {{User:Anton199/sig}} 12:02, April 3, 2014 (UTC)
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::And thanks for picking up what I missed. {{User:PuppyOnTheRadio/sig3|01:03 pm 03 Apr 2014}}
   
Something that I'd like to test. Could you remove the line <code><nowiki><span style="font-size: 60%;"><references /></span></nowiki></code> from [[MediaWiki:Content-warning-body]] and add it to the base of [[MediaWiki:Content-warning-footnote]]? That should move the references to the base of the page. I'm not 100% sure though. {{User:PuppyOnTheRadio/sig3|11:32 09 Mar 2013}}
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== [[French]] ==
:I had made a few space-saving edits at [[Content warning]] a couple of days ago but they haven't shown up on the entrance page itself. Please take a look at those edits if you haven't already to see if they are both worded well and would save a couple of lines of space in the warning (on my screen two paragraphs just hang off by one word, at least last time I looked). The clouds, my good sir, they are stationary, and I am dreaming of the days when they swam the sky like ducks. [[user:Aleister|''Aleister'']] 13:08 9-3-'13
 
::It's unlikely that footnotes defined in one document would be picked up in another document, even if the name of the second document includes the word "footnote". Its current text, "Thank you for visiting Uncyclopedia." suggests to me that it might not even display with the Content Warning, but perhaps later after you have declined to enter. Would you consider just eliminating the pretentious and unnecessary footnote--if you are physically running out of space on the page? {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>13:19 9-Mar-13</small>
 
:::I believe the way the content warning is structured is like a transclusion of various templates. The header is actually not a title but an &lt;h2> header. That's then followed by content-warning-body, the entry buttons, and then content-warning-footer. In a normal article if you transcluded a template which includes the references, the references then appear where the transcluded template sits. The problem is that content warning is treated differently by MW than a standard article is. So while my theory is that it ''should'' work, I'm not going to be 100% until I test it. And the footnote was based on a suggestion from Romartus that I thought should be included. But it should potentially be included below the content-warning-footer text. And beyond that, I like the footnote. I think they are a more valid comedic tool than a quote in an article - hence many of my articles contain footnotes. Although [[UnNews:Australia says "You just don't understand our humour!"]] does deliberately go overboard. {{User:PuppyOnTheRadio/sig3|02:02 09 Mar 2013}}
 
::(Having lost the vote on that once) Your experiment is now in effect. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>15:02 9-Mar-13</small>
 
Screw it! Vote is on again at [[Forum:The Content Warning]]. In the meantime,
 
* [[User:PuppyOnTheRadio/MediaWiki:Common.css (sort of)]]
 
* [[User:PuppyOnTheRadio/MediaWiki:Content-warning-body]]
 
fixes those couple of issues with page height, doubled up header, and footnote location (by just removing the latter completely). {{User:PuppyOnTheRadio/sig3|01:22 10 Mar 2013}}
 
   
::I have installed your Content-warning-body. I am not going to overwrite Common.css with your entire version, but will install specific changes as you specify (and explain). {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>01:36 10-Mar-13</small>
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Could you protect this page against IPs by any chance? It is a consistent target for receiving un-original French stereotype quotes from what I can only assume to be the same determined anonymous person. {{User:ScottPat/sig3}} 08:07, April 9, 2014 (UTC)
::On further review, I see what you changed in your version of Common.css and replicated essentially the same changes to the live one. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>01:46 10-Mar-13</small>
 
:Sorry - I should have mentioned that I replicated the current version first. For the sake of eavesdroppers, [{{fullurl:User:PuppyOnTheRadio/MediaWiki:Common.css_(sort_of)|diff=next&oldid=5657683}} this] is what we're referring to. {{User:PuppyOnTheRadio/sig3|02:11 10 Mar 2013}}
 
   
===I'm an idiot===
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==Visual editor==
In [[MediaWiki:Common.css]] could you change <code>.ContentWarning h2 {</code> to <code>.ContentWarning.WikiaArticle h2 {</code>? {{User:PuppyOnTheRadio/sig3|12:51 12 Mar 2013}}
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Wow!....I think we've got Visual Editor, like Wikipedia! Have you seen that? {{User:Anton199/sig}} 11:42, April 9, 2014 (UTC)
:Done, without addressing the subject issue. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>13:26 12-Mar-13</small>
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:I know this was directed to Spike but for the wondering ordinary minstrel, what are you refering to specifically? {{User:ScottPat/sig3}} 11:45, April 9, 2014 (UTC)
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::I see it too (second line of buttons at the top of the page). I'll play with this the next time I am on unmetered Internet. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>11:53 9-Apr-14</small>
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:::<s>Sorry can't see them. Are we talking about the "edit", "ban patrol" etc. buttons?</s> {{User:ScottPat/sig3}} 11:55, April 9, 2014 (UTC)
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::::Never mind just seen it! {{User:ScottPat/sig3}} 12:00, April 9, 2014 (UTC)
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:::::Nothing seems to happen when I click on it. Simply refreshes the page. {{User:ScottPat/sig3}} 12:03, April 9, 2014 (UTC)
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::Do you have Teh JavaScriptz switched on? It might even require Teh Flash. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>12:35 9-Apr-14</small>
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:::::::Visual editor seems to work only on mainspace pages (which is a rational thing, as it's supposed to make editing articles easier, without bothering with the wiki formatting), that's probably why you couldn't see it at the beginning. I clicked on it, but it takes a lot of time to load (Wikipedia's VisualEditor also does, so it's not different). If it works, you'll still see the page the way it looks like when it's saved and when you click on something and start editing, it'll just associate the changes directly to it. {{User:Anton199/sig}} 18:35, April 9, 2014 (UTC)
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::I too see no effect--nor the spinning wheel suggesting that additional stuff is loading. When I "click on something and start editing," I get the old-style edit box. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>23:54 9-Apr-14</small>
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:::OK, I haven't seen it work here (because of it cannot load) but I tried it once on Wikipedia and it's pretty much how it worked. Maybe it's a bug and they're still going to fix it. {{User:Anton199/sig}} 15:21, April 10, 2014 (UTC)
   
==Template:Re-Write==
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== [[William Riker]] ==
   
This appears to be a wannabe maintenance template. A "wannabe maintenance template" is a template that attempts to, or looks like, it flags an article for maintenance reason, but actually doesn't, due to incorrect categorization or instructions. Now, {{Tl|fix}} does most of the maintenance work. Anyway, this template probably should be redirected to {{tl|fix}} or deleted. --{{User:Mnbvcxz/sig5}} 13:42, March 11, 2013 (UTC)
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Hello spike,
:This ugly template exists not to ''do'' anything except attract attention, invite edits (which as always is implicit), and hump "Der Unwher" [sic], another club inside Uncyclopedia that I think Puppy wanted to move to userspace. I see 4 uses in mainspace. If we redirect to {{Tl|Fix}}, I'm not sure anyone steps up to fix any of the four, nor whether anything happens to the four. Incidentally, the Abuse Filters detect the removal of an awful lot of templates that we never use any more; I listed these on the Chief's talk page. VFD if you like, or just clean up the four (and it would be an unambiguous clean-up) and QVFD. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>14:02 11-Mar-13</small>
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Regarding "I believe thumbnails with scaling or caption do not animate", please see the article [[Blue Screen of Death|"Blue Screen of Death"]] and the GIF "Data can never get past level 2". I used exactly the same code as that GIF (with the other image's dimensions of course, 290px) and it didn't animate. Have no idea why.
::Its be taken to QVFD.
 
::Regarding the abuse filter, several templates do redirect to {{tl|fix}}. That might be what the abuse filter is catching. --{{User:Mnbvcxz/sig5}} 14:22, March 11, 2013 (UTC)
 
:I must assume it takes some time for the system to search every line of every edit for a user removing a template which, if it merely redirects to {{Tl|Fix}}, ought never to have been attached to an article. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>14:31 11-Mar-13</small>
 
   
==[[UnNews:Cardinals vote on Russian roulette conclave to choose Pope]]==
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Anyways, I think the still image the thumb is showing pretty much sums up what I want it to say anyway.
Think you can upraise Funnybony's Papal Conclave page to feature for this evening? That way we would have a good main page when the doors close on the conclave on Tuesday, and the Cardinals (who all read uncy) will have a good laugh before they are locked in. Thanks for the consideration. And with Mordillo back, and working both sides of the street (as he is well paid to do by his customers), where are Rabbi Techno and DrStrange? Nice work on the above template thing. [[user:Aleister|''Aleister'']] 20:42 11-3-'13
 
:Go Fish (as you have been, anyway). Not only is that Romartus's bailiwick, but I don't know the procedure, and the main page has been broken quite enough lately. I feel as though no one at the Vatican will have Uncyclopedia on their mobile devices as the conclave opens, so a possible delay won't be catastrophic. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>21:01 11-Mar-13</small>
 
::I didn't know that, Romartus it is. I'll drop on by now and see if he's up to this herculian task. I haven't fished since I was a young teen and caught, on my first fishing attempt, a beautiful alligator gar and threw it back in, sorry that I had harmed it with a hook. I'd never seen anything like that before, this preshistoric looking creature flopping on the dock. Taught me not to put my hook where their mouth is. On to Romartus... [[user:Aleister|''Al'']] minutes later
 
   
===Typo on main page===
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Regards,
Hi Spike, hope you're well. Did you really support Ron Paul? If so, more power to you. I love the guy! And he really woke young people up, other wise the oligarchy he rails against wouldn't have spent mega millions of dollars smearing, sabotaging and blocking his Presidential bid (which was absurdly obvious). Anyway, I'm writing because on the front page there is THIS-> [[Vatican}]] typo. We wouldn't want folks to think the admins were not paying attention (or worse). Would you please fix that? I already asked Romy but I'm not sure if he's on duty. I wouldn't ask if I knew how. Hang loose! Cheers!--{{User:Funnybony/sig}} <small><small>13:44, Mar 12</small></small>
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Ihasakitler 09:06, April 10, 2014 (UTC) :)
:I don't open the Jamboree-sized can-of-worms of discussing politics here, though I will say that it is not necessary to assume conspiratorial sabotage when there are simpler answers, such as Ron Paul's continual merging of so many fringe groups that ordinary Americans can't understand his message--just like 2008. His son with his 13-hour speech in the Senate received the same scorn from his party's mainstream, but succeeded in getting publicity for an important issue.
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:It's the way wiki parses images. If an image is resized wiki software converts it from the server end to a png type file - which means with animated GIFs you only get the first frame. If the original image size is 320px width (for example), the displayed size needs to also be 320px.
:The typo is clearly Romartus's work, as he becomes disinterested on seeing a long line of brackets of various types; most recently, he welcomed two dozen young Uncyclopedians and probably retired for a few hours with a book of history, a long pipe, and a houseboy. This is fixed. I hope that no other dandelion casts a shadow on this latest moment in the sun. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>14:07 12-Mar-13</small>
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:So if you want the file to be displayed at 280px, you need to locally save the file, and use an editor like GIMP or Photoshop (not MS Paint) to resize it with all frames intact, and then re-upload the edited file, and then add it to your page.
::Thanks for the fix Spike. Sorry FB. I was trying to think of a new pope story. He is the 'bus pope' and a connection to Frank Sinatra is about the sum of it. --{{User:Romartus/sig2}} 09:52, March 15, 2013 (UTC)
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:The problem there, of course, is that resizing will lose some of the image quality. Because stupid computers are stupid. {{User:PuppyOnTheRadio/sig3|09:43 am 10 Apr 2014}}
   
==[[Rammstein]]==
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== Where's Puppy? ==
Why did you revert my edits? One was for more professional wording ( this site being a parody of wikipedia) and replacing bitch with puta is a more accurate translation, while the list was mostly factual information, with a subtle joke. As for making a red link, there used to be an article on Till Lindemann that was quite funny, and I hoped someone would take the hint and write one.
 
-Hannes1813
 
:Lists are discouraged on this site, for the reason that anyone can add to the list and make it worse (the longer the list, the worse it is generally), and redlinks do not encourage others to write articles, they just make existing articles ugly. Use [[UN:REQ]] to request article creation. As to the rest, I'll let SPIKE answer. {{User:Simsilikesims/sig}} 23:17, March 14, 2013 (UTC)
 
::Indeed, and thank you Simsie. Red-links (such as [[George H.W. Bush]]) can indeed illustrate places where there needs to be an article and is none. [[Till Lindemann]] is much less likely to induce someone to write one. That, and the insertion of Uncyclopedia's most recent tedious Discography justified the revert, and the better translation of Spanish ''puta'' was minor by comparison. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>23:46 14-Mar-13</small>
 
   
I see. Well, thank you for the tips. Now let's see if I get this signing thing right... especially considering I'm in a different time zone. {{User:Hannes1813/signature}}<small>19:46 Eastern 14-Mar-13</small>
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So that you know what's going on, I'm doing stuff on other Wikia wikis at the moment - most of it with some transferable value back to here. It means my edits are likely to be even less regular than they are now, but method and madness, etc.
::Didn't. Four tildes will give you a timestamp in UTC (Greenwich Mean Time), which is the standard here, given that you don't know what time zone '''your reader''' is in. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>00:01 15-Mar-13</small>
 
   
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What you may not be aware of - a significant number of wikis use user talk pages in a very different fashion. Instead of responding to a thread on the page that it was started on, users respond back on the original poster's page. Which means that if you read a single page you won't understand the conversation. Like listening to half of a phone call. {{User:PuppyOnTheRadio/sig3|01:12 pm 10 Apr 2014}} 13:12, April 10, 2014 (UTC)
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:Oh, most definitely that will be done. {{User:PuppyOnTheRadio/sig3|01:12 pm 10 Apr 2014}}
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::I'm not too sure how legal it was. Aparently the laws relating to bestiality differ from state to state. The raw meat was a concern for me though. {{User:PuppyOnTheRadio/sig3|01:12 pm 10 Apr 2014}}
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:::Only on Tuesdays, and you have to book in advance. She accepts Paypal though. {{User:PuppyOnTheRadio/sig3|01:12 pm 10 Apr 2014}}
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::::So now you understand what I mean about confusing now. The way we use talk pages makes much more sense. {{User:PuppyOnTheRadio/sig3|01:12 pm 10 Apr 2014}}
   
== Amy Winehouse ==
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Thanks for checking in. That would be the Wikia "message wall" or whatever they call it? I religiously pick up requests for help from newbies and move them (and the inevitable reply) to the newbie's own talk page. With luck, you noticed my post in the middle of your talk page that the Watchgadget bug is solved, and might never have affected any other Uncyclopedian in the first place. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>14:38 10-Apr-14</small>
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:Message Walls are different again. They are used more like how we do User Talk here. As for moving stuff to newbies talk pages - only time that becomes problematic is using IP talk pages. I had a message on [[WP:]] when I wasn't logged in, telling me they'd reverted my edits to an article. Finally reałised dynamic IP address, so the message wasn't for me. At the same time, the intended recipient is now unlikely to ever see it, as the message banner won't show. {{User:PuppyOnTheRadio/sig3|02:55 pm 10 Apr 2014}}
   
Hi I understand why you deleted that page but thing is I am user Blake 5 I just couldn't get back into my account because I forgot my password can you please undo the deletion because it did take a while to write that sorry I know I was a tit but please it did take a while. {{Unsigned|31.53.168.89}}
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== Yaks in Canada ==
:Hello and welcome back! Unfortunately, I'm pretty sure we never honor such requests; even Hyperbole had to become Horace David something-or-other. You can easily pick a new username. (Blake6 might be available....) Return and tell me what it is and I will gladly restore the text anywhere you direct. If it were really necessary for you to be known as Blake5 for your entire life, I can only suggest you should have used a better backup method. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>12:56 16-Mar-13</small>
 
::There is a "remind me my password" option on the login page. Did you try that? {{User:Mordillo/sig3}} 14:25, March 16, 2013 (UTC)
 
:::I think the email option was switched off when BB started to contact everyone from his account here with the message 'Go to the Fork'. --{{User:Romartus/sig2}} 18:18, March 18, 2013 (UTC)
 
:No, it is [[Special:EmailUser]] that was switched off; Wikia should still be able to mail users, such as through Preferences on specified changes to the wiki, and by user request for a copy of his password. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>18:24 18-Mar-13</small>
 
   
== [[:File:TwoHomos.JPG]] ==
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There is a great debate going on in my head right now. I remember how we voted down [[That time I nearly took a sojourn to Canada while I was being raped by a yak]] at VFD and remember my reasons for voting to delete it. At the same time, I remember that it was the most original and maybe even the most worthy My sojourn that was deleted. But then I remember that six people voted against it. At the same time, the discussion took place before I started [[UnBooks:My sojourn]], and the outcome could be different if it was now.
   
As far as I can tell this is significantly non-notable persons. The image is used in a few places as an example of a suspected gay couple. I don't have an alternate image to add in its place. If you can find a decent replacement image would you mind uploading and deleting the old version. Could you also delete the old version of [[:File:Dreamz04110636.jpg]]? {{User:PuppyOnTheRadio/sig3|07:14 23 Mar 2013}}
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And I forgot what the article actually looked like, so I don't know what do. Could you please help, by looking at the article and saying if it could survive in the UnBooks and possibly make it better, or if it's simply not funny, no matter where it is and even with possible polishing? {{User:Anton199/sig}} 15:09, April 14, 2014 (UTC)
:The Two Homos have non-notable names, too, in the text. Codeine himself warned this guy about vanity at [[User talk:Jakrules365]]. On Dreamz, it isn't stated even who the guy is in the version you restored. This photo is only used as the frontispiece at [[Douche]] and as a gratuitous second photo in an UnNews, so I deleted both versions. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>11:46 23-Mar-13</small>
 
::I should have mentioned that that image that I reverted to was of [[wp:Topher Grace|Topher Grace]]. I think that [[Douche]] still needs a lead image of a person - based upon the featured version. Odd thing on the featured version is the vote started with the original image, and was changed part-way through the voting, but nobody seemed to even blink at the change. {{User:PuppyOnTheRadio/sig3|01:17 23 Mar 2013}}
 
:This is now done as you asked originally. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>16:37 23-Mar-13</small>
 
   
== [[MediaWiki_talk:Common.css#From_Puppy_re_content_warning]] ==
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:I think you meant to write, "I remember...my reasons for '''[[Uncyclopedia:Votes_for_deletion/Archive276|nominating it]]'''." If the purpose of your Book is to be funny, rather than a forensic re-creation of a previous frat party at Uncyclopedia where the same exact articles have to appear and contain some of the same text that was typed originally, you might spend the same time writing a new chapter that is even more original and worthy. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>15:55 14-Apr-14</small>
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::Funny - I <s>haven't</s> ''hadn't'' read this message until now but still wrote [[That time I was attacked by my step-son during my sojourn in Peloponnese|a new chapter]], which I hope is original and worthy! {{User:Anton199/sig}} 16:41, April 14, 2014 (UTC)
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:The deleted article, apart from a "15-foot yak cock" (which offers nice alliteration but no humor) is indistinguishable from one of the ones you have up on VFD, and can't hold a candle to your "Peloponnesia," which braids erudition around its randomness. PS--Another thing I wouldn't waste time on is dealing with 'bot Fnoodle's tagging of articles for using deprecated tags. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>17:15 14-Apr-14</small>
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::Why not? I read that if a tag is deprecated, it is probable that it soon won't work on some browsers. {{User:Anton199/sig}} 17:27, April 14, 2014 (UTC)
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:::I read the yak sojourn you mention Anton, and it's maybe one of only ones I've ever laughed at. Quite clever, actually, and I would have voted a keep on that one. Although the first caption needs the formula mark-up (as does your new addition, which is quite pleasing to the intellect and may gain favor for your book. a book which needs a cover!) [[user:Aleister|Aleister]] 18:25 14-4-14
   
Hopefully I'll get more of a chance to look at this when I'm not at work. Additional - the link to [[UN:AA]] won't work as clicking on it will take them to that page, but the content warning will still be visible. [[User:PuppyOnTheRadio|Me not logged in]] 04:19, March 27, 2013 (UTC)
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== [[Accountant]] ==
   
== Hey SPIKE! :) ==
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Congratulations for the save and feature Spike. To have an original article on accountants is something Uncyclopedia can feel proud of. I was thinking of writing a [[Scottish Independence Campaign]] article to cover the events leading up to the Scottish referendum in 2014. To think that by the end of this year we Brits might be facing a huge change in how we perceive our state (as complicated as it is already) is something I am dreading, especially as an exiled Scot. I think its better to write it up in one big article rather than countless UnNews that I have thought of writing on the subject. Also I'll get round to [[Ed Miliband|Mr. Miliband's]] article at some point too. {{User:ScottPat/sig3}} 18:17, April 14, 2014 (UTC)
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:At some point in researching one of my India articles, I read about India's tendency to react to any civil uprising by creating new states or shifting their boundaries. As your country and mine were organized by pre-existing states with distinct identities, the current news in Scotland is more disturbing than, say, shifting the border between Chihuahua and Coahuila, Mexico. Will persons like you be offered the "right of return"? {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>18:42 14-Apr-14</small>
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:PS--I would spike [[UnSignpost:Article/Does_Uncyclopedia_need_more_admins?]]. Not only is the current vote -1 toward a goal of 5, but the deadline for that phase of voting passed four days ago. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>18:46 14-Apr-14</small>
   
Oh yeah, I heard that you've become an admin from the other side/site, but I forgot to congratulate you... haha...
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Yes it is rather disturbing. The loss of the British identity is most distressing especially for someone like me who is from all over the British Isles. The nations of Scotland and England don't really exist in my view and the view of the majority of people who live in the South East of England, being economic migrants from different places within Britain and the rest of the World, the identity of an "Englishman" is certainly the nomenclature for a white person who is from a particular county/region of England. If Scotland breaks off the word British can still be used but we won't be politically united so we'll have to broaden the meaning of "Englishman". Anyway how Salmond can pull of the trick without any sensible economic ideas is ridiculous. The "No" campaign have everything in favour of them, the last two Prime Ministers were Scottish, Scotland will be financially unstable, Scotland will lose the high up diplomatic position that Britain currently has etc. All we need now is someone who can actually argue back at Salmond because there seems to be no figurehead for the campaign against.
   
ahahaha...
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As for the UnSignpost article consider it, as usual, late news. It makes people aware of the situation if people don't know and also points out an absurd factor behind the idea of wanting more admins. {{User:ScottPat/sig3}} 19:38, April 14, 2014 (UTC)
   
Put the axe down...
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== VFS April ==
   
Anyways, I might pop around on this site but I mostly contribute on the antiwikia-Uncyc. I don't come here often, and yesterday was my first time I edited anything here since the split. :/ I've been also pretty busy with personal life. Ya know, drugs, games, <s>women</s> [[User:RAHB|RAHB]]... Well you know. But I was wondering if some sort of template should be done to tell others to not try to talk to a wall and that the wall has changed sides? I mean, no one has edited my talkpage but I bet there's empty souls, somewhere, who are still waiting for response from braindead users... Like 'This user has betrayed us and contributes on the other site' or something similar. Wait, that was a bad example. Well you get my point. Or... is it done already? I really don't know because I haven't visited here for 3 months :/ Should some forum be started? {{User:Cat the Colourful/sig sig|05:56|27|March|2013}}
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Can you close the vote as "Did not pass round 1", and delete the vote (with link to prev version in history)? Keeps getting added to, and I would prefer that people realise we're post 10th day. Would do it myself, but time poor. {{User:PuppyOnTheRadio/sig3|10:07 pm 14 Apr 2014}}
:Oh and can you check [http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/User_talk:Cat_the_Colourful#ADMIN_REQUEST this]? If you take a look at the 'contets'-part on my takpage there is this topic called ADMIND_REQUEST which doesn't even exist... What is this? :O {{User:Cat the Colourful/sig sig|06:56|27|March|2013}}
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:Remanded to the Chief Justice, who did so. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>19:52 16-Apr-14</small>
   
::I don't see it. You found, somewhere, a link to a section of your talk page that no longer exists. Perhaps it is archived. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>14:37 27-Mar-13</small>
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== Hello ==
   
==Content warning==
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And I am sorry for my long absence! I am back and will start doing the poopsmithing again. Sorry, technical problems didn't allow me to drop by. {{User:Nick123/sig}} 23:55, April 15, 2014 (UTC)
The new text is in place, but so is the flashing lightning storm. Not sure if you intended to leave that in place. {{User:Simsilikesims/sig}} 14:29, March 27, 2013 (UTC)
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:Sounds good! If "technical problems" permit, let us know in advance of future long absences! Nothing that needs your attention right now. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>00:11 16-Apr-14</small>
:Puppy has provided detailed directions to undo this, but I thought I'd wait 48 hours for objections (see the Forum on "Post-edits"). However--especially as, with my rural Internet connection, my "first" Uncyclopedia page displayed nothing for ten seconds while the graphics were loading (long enough to itself induce readers to abandon)--perhaps I'd better not wait. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>14:37 27-Mar-13</small>
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::It was internet failure, just so you know. It will not happen again, I assure you. {{User:Nick123/sig}} 00:15, April 16, 2014 (UTC)
::I dug into the “orange text” thing. I think it's actually within the Monobook skin itself, and therefore can't be removed at the source. The edits to common.css bring it back to black. {{User:PuppyOnTheRadio/sig3|12:49 28 Mar 2013}}
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:'''''The internet will not fail again???''''' You had better write an [[UnNews]]! Are you sure you are in Greece? It sounds like Turkey!!! {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>00:19 16-Apr-14</small>
   
== User page ==
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== [[Gaza War]] ==
   
Is it possible for you or Romartus to help me improve my userpage? Leave a message at my talk page, please. [[User:Dannyboy1209|Dannyboy1209]] ([[User talk:Dannyboy1209|talk]]) 17:11, March 27, 2013 (UTC)
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I found there wasn't too much to re-write on the article. I gave a satirically biased towards Israel article and rather emphasised the common sense options to resolve the situation. Might need some more humour though. My views on the subject are quite strong and I fear that in some areas they burst through a bit but were not smothered with enough comedy. Please take a look and add where you can. Thanks! {{User:ScottPat/sig3}} 19:32, April 16, 2014 (UTC)
:May I also become an admin? [[User:Dannyboy1209|Dannyboy1209]] ([[User talk:Dannyboy1209|talk]]) 17:35, March 27, 2013 (UTC)
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:I looked in and groaned when I saw you were trying to give the historical background for the war. Jews versus Arabs should be regarded as one of those cases for which, as I recommend in [[CoW#Extremists]], you should steer wide of your own views and of common-sense (that is, real-world) resolution, in favor of more fanciful and absurd interpretations, even randomness. To the point, even a "satirically biased" article is perceived by half of its target audience as not satirical at all. Read [[User talk:Mctomerd11]] for an example. In particular, Adolf Hitler does not belong anywhere near this article: Too serious. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>19:52 16-Apr-14</small>
::First, read [[HowTo:Become a sysop in 2008 or later]]. Then, start writing good articles and stuff. Get at least one featured. Alternatively, hang around on the site for five years, reverting vandals. Then find a gullible bureaucrat. SPIKE is not a crat, and is not the one to bug about these matters. {{User:Simsilikesims/sig}} 19:31, March 28, 2013 (UTC)
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::Oh I see what you mean. I guess that's a more original take. Might try a re-write of my re-write then tomorrow or sometime soon. Going to sleep now though! {{User:ScottPat/sig3}} 20:00, April 16, 2014 (UTC)
MAY I GET HELP WITH MY USERPAGE!!!!!!!!!!!! [[User:Dannyboy1209|Dannyboy1209]] ([[User talk:Dannyboy1209|talk]]) 15:53, March 28, 2013 (UTC)
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:I looked in closer just now. The final section ('''Aftermath''') gives me the strong impression someone is trying to sell me one side in a political dispute. I can force myself to see that you are writing with irony, but I cannot separate it from the serious. In particular, there is a question we ought not try to answer on this website — whether the economic differences between Israel and Gaza are the result of racism or of culture — and any informed reader scours even a frivolous or ironic approach to the question to decide which side the author is on.
:See my note on your talk page. {{User:Simsilikesims/sig}} 19:31, March 28, 2013 (UTC)
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:I hope all this doesn't give you nightmares! {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>20:06 16-Apr-14</small>
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::Yes, you are too kind, the final section was only my views with hardly a lick of humour. I'll re-write again and eliminate any bias to either side instead just going for humour that isn't satire (so [[User:Aleister|Al]] on your earlier point, I think this is a comedy website, not just a satire website). {{User:ScottPat/sig3}} 07:50, April 17, 2014 (UTC)
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:And regarding hardly a lick of humour, reaching out to {{U|Mctomerd11}} with a passing scolding on how his country should behave will not end well, nor least of all be the basis for a collaboration. Satire is fine; but political commentary with a comic twist — This is what Beck and Limbaugh do on [[talk radio]] every hour, for the overt purpose of changing minds.
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:One section starts: "Due to the genocidal levels of civilian deaths at the hands of the homicidal Jews...." I don't know or care whether you believe this, or believe the exact opposite and this is a twist. It reads like extreme rhetoric (especially to an Israeli like Mctomerd11). Again pointing you to [[CoW#Extremists]], reading "humor" that takes the exact form of a call to ''jihad'' is going to be very unfunny to some, and humor only by mechanical transformation to the rest of us. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>10:46 17-Apr-14</small>
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:I didn't write that line. My re-write is not finished and I agree that things such as that line are obviously going to offend an Israeli so they should be removed. But commenting on how his country's political dealings should be on his talk page is a point I decided to make to emphasise that he cannot play a race card. Even if we did write a biased article it would be acceptable as long as it had the comedy element. Political comedy is a great way to get across a message but I agree that it should be left out of this article. {{User:ScottPat/sig3}} 12:11, April 17, 2014 (UTC)
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::PS - I would consider the first re-write more a Jon Stewart style than Glenn Beck but I'm sure that's all the same to you! Also I haven't actually finished so you needn't keep pointing out lines I didn't write and telling me they are my work! {{User:ScottPat/sig3}} 12:14, April 17, 2014 (UTC)
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:I didn't say you did write that line but was just offering it as an example. On your comment to Mctomerd11, my point was that such comments seem to make it more likely, not less, that he will play a race card. As for the direction the article should take, we are in agreement. You'll see I have been in (at Sections 1.2 and 2) to make it more whimsical; would you please see what you can do about the following sections, and we'll call it a day? {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>12:18 17-Apr-14</small>
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Will do. {{User:ScottPat/sig3}} 12:30, April 17, 2014 (UTC)
   
== Snippy ==
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Love reading through the article at the moment however the Attack, Ceasefire and Aftermath sections still need work. I'll have a crack on them now. {{User:ScottPat/sig3}} 07:05, April 18, 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for reverting the vandalism on my userpage. Also, on an unrelated note, {{u|Dannyboy1209}} appears to have created a [[Uncyclopedia:UnSignpost/Archives/03-13|new unsignpost]]. I'm not sure whether it's against the rules or something... can you go check that out? Thanks. --{{User:Snippy/sig}} 23:14, March 27, 2013 (UTC)
 
:See also immediately above. I saw those edits come in and refrained from marking it Patrolled. He is an adoptee of Romartus, and the UnSignpost was most recently the Chief's baby. Among other things, Danny laid waste to an existing UnSignpost from the past, which Simsilikesims reverted and protected. Danny is uniquely unqualified to report on recent Uncyclopedia news. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>23:29 27-Mar-13</small>
 
   
== [[Cow tipping]] ==
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== [[User:Vance69]] ==
   
The restored version of this page was not the latest version of the page. While Xamralco has the rights to sell the text he wrote, he unfortunately doesn't have the rights to exclusivity as he has published here previously. As he has deleted a featured article without due process, could you please restore this to the version that was deleted. {{User:PuppyOnTheRadio/sig3|03:01 20 Mar 2013}}
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Do you think it's a normal userpage? Looks rather suspicious to me, but at the same time I don't think it's spam. On the other note, your vote for [[Ernest Hemingway]] probably ended the conflict if there was any! {{User:Anton199/sig}} 19:59, April 19, 2014 (UTC)
:Yes, of course. I deleted what was there and restored all revisions from the history. It does not seem substantially different, except for the FA template and a capitalization in the initial quotation. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>15:15 20-Mar-13</small>
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:It is one of the world's userpages, and immediately tag-worthy if it were moved to the encyclopedia. I've greeted him with gentle instructions. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>21:11 19-Apr-14</small>
::[{{fullurl:Cow_tipping|diff=5509437&oldid=5404027}} Substantially different]. Cosmetically much the same, but the concept was dramatically changed. {{User:PuppyOnTheRadio/sig3|03:28 20 Mar 2013}}
 
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Apparently, an inactive admin sold the exclusive rights to the article, (which can't be done, as it has been released under a copy left license) deleted the article, and restored a version made without his contributions. As per our policy against deleting history, I believe this issue should be looked into. --{{User:Mnbvcxz/sig5}} 16:32, March 28, 2013 (UTC)
 
:On the fork, it was agreed on the Village Dump to leave the version before Xamralco's edits in place for a period of time in order to give him some credit. This is the reason why Mr. N restored only part of the article. I think this should be discussed on our Village Dump if it hasn't been already. {{User:Simsilikesims/sig}} 16:55, March 28, 2013 (UTC)
 
::This would be {{U|MrN9000}}'s <s>second</s> attempt to excise the featured version of this article by {{U|Xamralco}}, <s>this last time</s> politely lecturing us on what "we have decided." It's fixed now, until it happens the next time. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>16:58 28-Mar-13</small>
 
:::::I deleted it once. Not twice. What are you talking about? {{User:MrN9000/sig}} <small><small>22:37, Mar 29</small></small>
 
::::::Sorry; I see from the log that I was in error about who did what how many times. (I did not repeat this error in my comments on the Forum mentioned below.) {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>23:47 29-Mar-13</small>
 
:::I started a forum on the Village Dump, hopefully he will see that we have consensus there (once everyone comments there) and refrain from messing with it again, also new users will see it and be able to comment, hopefully everybody who has given feedback above will confirm their opinion there. {{User:Simsilikesims/sig}} 18:32, March 28, 2013 (UTC)
 
   
==Restoration request==
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== [[User:ConCass2/Bottom (TV series)]] ==
[[Bro Army]] was an abandoned WIP that was then deleted. If possible, can you restore it to my user space, please? Thanks.--{{User:Snippy/sig}} 22:40, March 28, 2013 (UTC)
 
:Tis done. {{User:Simsilikesims/sig}} 22:52, March 28, 2013 (UTC)
 
   
==Thanks==
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About the article I wrote, what was it specifically that it was deleted for? Your reason was "it's more of a blog than humour", but that's a bit vague. I assume the article was too positive or something like that, but could you care to be more specific? --[[Special:Contributions/188.30.28.63|188.30.28.63]] 10:57, April 20, 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for the welcome! [[User:Arctangent|Arctangent]] ([[User talk:Arctangent|talk]]) 19:13, March 29, 2013 (UTC)
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:Sure thing.
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#Began with five [[UNQUOTE|quotations]].
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#Had no comedy theme other than to run down the show.
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#Body of the article was nothing but a list of characters, with more of the same.
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:In short, you need something to hold the page together other than the quality of your own insults. Also, you are not a registered Uncyclopedian so there is no userspace in which to move it. If you'd pick a user name (and write back, logged-in, so I know who you became), I can give you a copy for further work. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>11:04 20-Apr-14</small>
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::I'm currently abroad and don't have my home computer, so I can't make an account for now, but thanks for explaining. --[[Special:Contributions/188.30.28.63|188.30.28.63]] 11:56, April 20, 2014 (UTC)
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:Nothing you do on Uncyclopedia is stored on the computer you're using (except a cookie, which is useless after you log out), so you could register now. In any rate, I hope you do so after you return home. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>14:43 20-Apr-14</small>
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::It was the email that was stored on my computer, and I needed the confirmation message. Anyway, I've got the account. But could you explain what you mean by "run down"? I don't remember any insults in the page, I just assumed it was deleted because it looked like it was praising the show. --[[User:ConCass2|ConCass2]] ([[User talk:ConCass2|talk]]) 13:53, April 22, 2014 (UTC)
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:Oh, right, there is that. (Also, pages you browse may go into your borrowed computer's cache, to increase speed, unless you clear it out at the end or specify a "private browsing" session.) No, I deleted the page because it looked like you were mostly just insulting the show. It is now in your userspace at [[User:ConCass2/Bottom (TV series)]]. Please go easy on the [[UNQUOTE|initial quotations]] and reliance on [[UN:LIST|lists]]! {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>14:19 22-Apr-14</small>
   
== Because I'm being paranoid… ==
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== [[Gaza War]] (Section 2) ==
   
…can I get you to protect {{tl|h2}}. Or alternatively <code>subst</code> it into the content warning. {{User:PuppyOnTheRadio/sig3|01:15 30 Mar 2013}}
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Shall we get this up to a feature standard? Then we can (hopefully) get a feature (half point each) and it will also encourage a preservation of the article in its current form so that no one takes it back down the route of racism or verbal attacks. {{User:ScottPat/sig3}} 10:17, April 21, 2014 (UTC)
:Done. Thanks for thinking faster than the vandals. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>01:30 30-Mar-13</small>
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:What we have already done encourages that. I think the Gaza War has jumped the shark, but I'll check in on your editing. And as predicted, your scolding of Mctomerd11 on how to run his country to satisfy the BBC (and on which British political party to disfavor) had no effect. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>11:38 21-Apr-14</small>
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::On the contrary I have given him a view to think about. As I said I was advising him on what another group of people thought on the subject. Not sure how the Beeb would be satisfied but if they care more about people cooperating and having fun in this World rather than selfish isolation causing war then to quote Brown, "I agree with Nick." Do debates really need a winner and a loser in your mind? No one wins or loses a debate, debates just encourage broader reading. I found it most enjoyable and interesting. {{User:ScottPat/sig3}} 13:01, April 21, 2014 (UTC)
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::I might stick it on [[VFH]] if its any good after your check through anyway as I think it's quite funny now. {{User:ScottPat/sig3}} 14:50, April 21, 2014 (UTC)
   
==April Fool's prank==
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== Wish sandwich at [[VFS]] ==
I have no idea if you'll see this, so I'm bolding it and making it big. I don't care if it's April Fools, please get rid of the wikia skin that Frosty put up. As well as the header template that directs people to the other site. This was a direct sabotage of this site under the excuse of April Fool. There is a vandal loose that nobody banned when they were here, they've let him run free. And of course I'm not editing with the wikia skin up. So I'll check back every couple of hours to see if its changed, and I hope that this vandalism is dealt with here (nobody voted, nobody decided, and to put up a wikia skin means driving away almost every person that comes here). [[user:Aleister|''Al'']] 9:51 1-4-'13
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I learned something...http://m.metrolyrics.com/rubber-biscuit-lyrics-blues-brothers.html {{User:PuppyOnTheRadio/sig3|11:32 am 21 Apr 2014}}
:Thank you for the notice. In fact, I usually only open a single section of my userpage for editing because of my slow, metered service, but I did notice your change summary. It should be back to normal now. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>10:49 1-Apr-13</small>
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:Yes, hence the link. Those lyrics refuse to leave my head through the ears, but I don't see them in any of the written lyrics. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>11:38 21-Apr-14</small>
::You're welcome, and thanks for logging on and dealing with that, and with that vandal running loose (you redid him fast, is there an admin button that reverts someone's total edit history with one push of the button?). If that's the skin wikia uses and likes, it really shows they have a rotten core and a dark soul. I hope you didn't get too drunk at your April Fools Eve party last night. And where is Chief Justice???? [[user:Aleister|''Al'']] 10:54 1-4-'13
 
:Only one Oil Can, thank you for asking. I don't know where the Chief is; the English branch should have cut short the vandalism and pranks. Happily, Simsie never sleeps. Wikia doesn't have a dark soul, just a different set of values. As always, the Creative Department cannot be the only department and you can't have a team by vilifying the other departments. (Unless you are the 2012 Red Sox.) {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>11:19 1-Apr-13</small>
 
::Just so you know - a little while ago Wikia had set up a mobile skin on all it's sub-domains, including us. When they set it up they allowed people to turn off the mobile skin, but they had the skin default to ''Oasis'' which is what that ugly as arse skin you saw today was. The lovely pink kitty design was the brainchild of Lyrithya. I did have to remind Wikia at one stage that we used ''Monobook'' skin here. We have the option of changing the background of the ''Oasis'' skin so we no longer have the kitties, but tbh it's been a while since I looked at how to set that up as a Wikia sub-domain admin (being I'm not an admin on a Wikia sub-domain). ''Oasis'' has a few functional advantages over ''Monobook'', but also has a few functional disadvantages - or rather, it's more of a pain to navigate. Especially on older browsers. The change to the site notice was the act of a single admin. {{User:PuppyOnTheRadio/sig3|11:29 01 Apr 2013}}
 
:On April 1? Perhaps someone at Wikia does have a sense of humor. Are you saying someone needs to be informed of something? {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>11:40 1-Apr-13</small>
 
:::Nah, I'm just on the "creative department" and think the other departments who have the type of mindset to even create that skin, to put up a content warning notice, and to censor iconic images and/or art, should be tossed overboard with the lines cut, like in "Master and Commander" (the life story of Mordillo, and where did Mordillo go? Chief and Mordillo have both disappeared into the fog). Who put up the "We're all hetrosexual" line on the main page of the wikia skin? Monica is mocking that at the other site, thinking it was one of us, and I'd like to correct that. Was it Frosty or RAHB? Thanks. [[user:Aleister|''Al'']] 11:39 1-4-'13
 
::::We're heterosexual? I hope my husband doesn't find out. {{User:PuppyOnTheRadio/sig3|11:46 01 Apr 2013}}
 
::::I changed the sitenotice because I thought it would be cheeky to reference the fork's April Fools joke. A lot of other things got out of hand when Frosty started hitting. There are many of us who aren't particularly happy about that. As always, some people are taking things too far in this whole supposed war. Sorry for that, on his behalf (since I doubt you'll be getting one out of him). -{{User:RAHB/sig}} 11:52, April 1, 2013 (UTC)
 
:::::The issue is that we were asked, for the good of the wiki, to not use the site banner to link to the fork. TBH, I completely lost track of the date prior to this happening. And it's a school night - Frosty needs to go to bed. {{User:PuppyOnTheRadio/sig3|11:56 01 Apr 2013}}
 
::::::Yeah, I didn't think it would last very long. I figured it might work out since it was a special occasion and all, and the fork itself is basically making fun of the whole situation, including self-parody. But no worries, it's really no big deal. -{{User:RAHB/sig}} 11:57, April 1, 2013 (UTC)
 
:Frosty's change is cleverly ambiguous between April Fool and Speaking Truth To Power, especially in the wake of Puppy's call for de-oppage of Admins who are not committed to the future of this website--a call that I support and on which Frosty's prank is now Exhibit A. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>12:00 1-Apr-13</small>
 
::Well, Frosty is, very clearly, somewhat of an idiot. It's obvious to me that his actions don't speak on behalf of the majority of the community. -{{User:RAHB/sig}} 12:06, April 1, 2013 (UTC)
 
:I tend to agree with you that most users and proprietors of the Fork would not approve of making this website unattractive to visitors by way of a "joke"--though surely a few got a kick out of it. Ironically, Frosty is not one of those I'd call an "inactive admin," as he routinely does useful patrols here on the night shift. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>12:12 1-Apr-13</small>
 
::That is rather ironic, yes. Well, come what may on the issue of de-opping inactives or whatever else must happen. That's all this community's decision. I just wanted to make it clear (again) that this was not a concerted attempt by Unforkopedia to attack Uncyclowikia, and that most of really do not want the kind of animosity that fuels that sort of thing. Myself chiefly, it seems, as most of my edits here in the past three months seem to have been to that end. Perhaps I'll finish that article on pacifism that I started and publish it here... -{{User:RAHB/sig}} 12:20, April 1, 2013 (UTC)
 
:Also ironically, two guys de-opped themselves who no one thought were part of the problem; as I recall you also offered to do, earlier, until Aleister rebuffed your offer with a "member of the community" speech. I also credit Hindleyite, who took a request to our Forum (as he could have done without super-power) rather than just doing it, as a couple others have done. At any rate, we all benefit from your olive branch, and from any new articles you write. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>12:38 1-Apr-13</small>
 
::Should we make an awkward attempt at a hug now? -{{User:RAHB/sig}} 12:49, April 1, 2013 (UTC)
 
:I think that would only feed a nasty recent rumor. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>12:54 1-Apr-13</small>
 
::"Nasty" is in the eye of the beholder, sweetheart ;) -{{User:RAHB/sig}} 13:05, April 1, 2013 (UTC)
 
:::My hubby would be relieved. Entendre intended. {{User:PuppyOnTheRadio/sig3|01:11 01 Apr 2013}}
 

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edit Wikipedia:User scripts

We were discussing scripting the other day. Although this doesn't give a solution to the watchlist thingy we were looking at, there may be some scripts in here that you could find useful.                               Puppy's talk page02:19 am 03 Apr 2014

edit File:HETtuna.jpg

This was unused for about three years because a vandal from 2011 (whom Pup has just reverted) deleted an entire section from Political cartoon, which contained that image. Could it be restored, please? Anton (talk) Uncyclopedia United 11:31, April 3, 2014 (UTC)

Thanks! Anton (talk) Uncyclopedia United 12:02, April 3, 2014 (UTC)
And thanks for picking up what I missed.                               Puppy's talk page01:03 pm 03 Apr 2014

edit French

Could you protect this page against IPs by any chance? It is a consistent target for receiving un-original French stereotype quotes from what I can only assume to be the same determined anonymous person. Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 08:07, April 9, 2014 (UTC)

edit Visual editor

Wow!....I think we've got Visual Editor, like Wikipedia! Have you seen that? Anton (talk) Uncyclopedia United 11:42, April 9, 2014 (UTC)

I know this was directed to Spike but for the wondering ordinary minstrel, what are you refering to specifically? Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 11:45, April 9, 2014 (UTC)
I see it too (second line of buttons at the top of the page). I'll play with this the next time I am on unmetered Internet. Spıke ¬ 11:53 9-Apr-14
Sorry can't see them. Are we talking about the "edit", "ban patrol" etc. buttons? Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 11:55, April 9, 2014 (UTC)
Never mind just seen it! Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 12:00, April 9, 2014 (UTC)
Nothing seems to happen when I click on it. Simply refreshes the page. Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 12:03, April 9, 2014 (UTC)
Do you have Teh JavaScriptz switched on? It might even require Teh Flash. Spıke ¬ 12:35 9-Apr-14
Visual editor seems to work only on mainspace pages (which is a rational thing, as it's supposed to make editing articles easier, without bothering with the wiki formatting), that's probably why you couldn't see it at the beginning. I clicked on it, but it takes a lot of time to load (Wikipedia's VisualEditor also does, so it's not different). If it works, you'll still see the page the way it looks like when it's saved and when you click on something and start editing, it'll just associate the changes directly to it. Anton (talk) Uncyclopedia United 18:35, April 9, 2014 (UTC)
I too see no effect--nor the spinning wheel suggesting that additional stuff is loading. When I "click on something and start editing," I get the old-style edit box. Spıke ¬ 23:54 9-Apr-14
OK, I haven't seen it work here (because of it cannot load) but I tried it once on Wikipedia and it's pretty much how it worked. Maybe it's a bug and they're still going to fix it. Anton (talk) Uncyclopedia United 15:21, April 10, 2014 (UTC)

edit William Riker

Hello spike, Regarding "I believe thumbnails with scaling or caption do not animate", please see the article "Blue Screen of Death" and the GIF "Data can never get past level 2". I used exactly the same code as that GIF (with the other image's dimensions of course, 290px) and it didn't animate. Have no idea why.

Anyways, I think the still image the thumb is showing pretty much sums up what I want it to say anyway.

Regards, Ihasakitler 09:06, April 10, 2014 (UTC)  :)

It's the way wiki parses images. If an image is resized wiki software converts it from the server end to a png type file - which means with animated GIFs you only get the first frame. If the original image size is 320px width (for example), the displayed size needs to also be 320px.
So if you want the file to be displayed at 280px, you need to locally save the file, and use an editor like GIMP or Photoshop (not MS Paint) to resize it with all frames intact, and then re-upload the edited file, and then add it to your page.
The problem there, of course, is that resizing will lose some of the image quality. Because stupid computers are stupid.                               Puppy's talk page09:43 am 10 Apr 2014

edit Where's Puppy?

So that you know what's going on, I'm doing stuff on other Wikia wikis at the moment - most of it with some transferable value back to here. It means my edits are likely to be even less regular than they are now, but method and madness, etc.

What you may not be aware of - a significant number of wikis use user talk pages in a very different fashion. Instead of responding to a thread on the page that it was started on, users respond back on the original poster's page. Which means that if you read a single page you won't understand the conversation. Like listening to half of a phone call.                               Puppy's talk page01:12 pm 10 Apr 2014 13:12, April 10, 2014 (UTC)

Oh, most definitely that will be done.                               Puppy's talk page01:12 pm 10 Apr 2014
I'm not too sure how legal it was. Aparently the laws relating to bestiality differ from state to state. The raw meat was a concern for me though.                               Puppy's talk page01:12 pm 10 Apr 2014
Only on Tuesdays, and you have to book in advance. She accepts Paypal though.                               Puppy's talk page01:12 pm 10 Apr 2014
So now you understand what I mean about confusing now. The way we use talk pages makes much more sense.                               Puppy's talk page01:12 pm 10 Apr 2014

Thanks for checking in. That would be the Wikia "message wall" or whatever they call it? I religiously pick up requests for help from newbies and move them (and the inevitable reply) to the newbie's own talk page. With luck, you noticed my post in the middle of your talk page that the Watchgadget bug is solved, and might never have affected any other Uncyclopedian in the first place. Spıke ¬ 14:38 10-Apr-14

Message Walls are different again. They are used more like how we do User Talk here. As for moving stuff to newbies talk pages - only time that becomes problematic is using IP talk pages. I had a message on WP: when I wasn't logged in, telling me they'd reverted my edits to an article. Finally reałised dynamic IP address, so the message wasn't for me. At the same time, the intended recipient is now unlikely to ever see it, as the message banner won't show.                               Puppy's talk page02:55 pm 10 Apr 2014

edit Yaks in Canada

There is a great debate going on in my head right now. I remember how we voted down That time I nearly took a sojourn to Canada while I was being raped by a yak at VFD and remember my reasons for voting to delete it. At the same time, I remember that it was the most original and maybe even the most worthy My sojourn that was deleted. But then I remember that six people voted against it. At the same time, the discussion took place before I started UnBooks:My sojourn, and the outcome could be different if it was now.

And I forgot what the article actually looked like, so I don't know what do. Could you please help, by looking at the article and saying if it could survive in the UnBooks and possibly make it better, or if it's simply not funny, no matter where it is and even with possible polishing? Anton (talk) Uncyclopedia United 15:09, April 14, 2014 (UTC)

I think you meant to write, "I remember...my reasons for nominating it." If the purpose of your Book is to be funny, rather than a forensic re-creation of a previous frat party at Uncyclopedia where the same exact articles have to appear and contain some of the same text that was typed originally, you might spend the same time writing a new chapter that is even more original and worthy. Spıke ¬ 15:55 14-Apr-14
Funny - I haven't hadn't read this message until now but still wrote a new chapter, which I hope is original and worthy! Anton (talk) Uncyclopedia United 16:41, April 14, 2014 (UTC)
The deleted article, apart from a "15-foot yak cock" (which offers nice alliteration but no humor) is indistinguishable from one of the ones you have up on VFD, and can't hold a candle to your "Peloponnesia," which braids erudition around its randomness. PS--Another thing I wouldn't waste time on is dealing with 'bot Fnoodle's tagging of articles for using deprecated tags. Spıke ¬ 17:15 14-Apr-14
Why not? I read that if a tag is deprecated, it is probable that it soon won't work on some browsers. Anton (talk) Uncyclopedia United 17:27, April 14, 2014 (UTC)
I read the yak sojourn you mention Anton, and it's maybe one of only ones I've ever laughed at. Quite clever, actually, and I would have voted a keep on that one. Although the first caption needs the formula mark-up (as does your new addition, which is quite pleasing to the intellect and may gain favor for your book. a book which needs a cover!) Aleister 18:25 14-4-14

edit Accountant

Congratulations for the save and feature Spike. To have an original article on accountants is something Uncyclopedia can feel proud of. I was thinking of writing a Scottish Independence Campaign article to cover the events leading up to the Scottish referendum in 2014. To think that by the end of this year we Brits might be facing a huge change in how we perceive our state (as complicated as it is already) is something I am dreading, especially as an exiled Scot. I think its better to write it up in one big article rather than countless UnNews that I have thought of writing on the subject. Also I'll get round to Mr. Miliband's article at some point too. Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 18:17, April 14, 2014 (UTC)

At some point in researching one of my India articles, I read about India's tendency to react to any civil uprising by creating new states or shifting their boundaries. As your country and mine were organized by pre-existing states with distinct identities, the current news in Scotland is more disturbing than, say, shifting the border between Chihuahua and Coahuila, Mexico. Will persons like you be offered the "right of return"? Spıke ¬ 18:42 14-Apr-14
PS--I would spike UnSignpost:Article/Does_Uncyclopedia_need_more_admins?. Not only is the current vote -1 toward a goal of 5, but the deadline for that phase of voting passed four days ago. Spıke ¬ 18:46 14-Apr-14

Yes it is rather disturbing. The loss of the British identity is most distressing especially for someone like me who is from all over the British Isles. The nations of Scotland and England don't really exist in my view and the view of the majority of people who live in the South East of England, being economic migrants from different places within Britain and the rest of the World, the identity of an "Englishman" is certainly the nomenclature for a white person who is from a particular county/region of England. If Scotland breaks off the word British can still be used but we won't be politically united so we'll have to broaden the meaning of "Englishman". Anyway how Salmond can pull of the trick without any sensible economic ideas is ridiculous. The "No" campaign have everything in favour of them, the last two Prime Ministers were Scottish, Scotland will be financially unstable, Scotland will lose the high up diplomatic position that Britain currently has etc. All we need now is someone who can actually argue back at Salmond because there seems to be no figurehead for the campaign against.

As for the UnSignpost article consider it, as usual, late news. It makes people aware of the situation if people don't know and also points out an absurd factor behind the idea of wanting more admins. Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 19:38, April 14, 2014 (UTC)

edit VFS April

Can you close the vote as "Did not pass round 1", and delete the vote (with link to prev version in history)? Keeps getting added to, and I would prefer that people realise we're post 10th day. Would do it myself, but time poor.                               Puppy's talk page10:07 pm 14 Apr 2014

Remanded to the Chief Justice, who did so. Spıke ¬ 19:52 16-Apr-14

edit Hello

And I am sorry for my long absence! I am back and will start doing the poopsmithing again. Sorry, technical problems didn't allow me to drop by. Compassrose-transparent Bro. Nicholas 23:55, April 15, 2014 (UTC)

Sounds good! If "technical problems" permit, let us know in advance of future long absences! Nothing that needs your attention right now. Spıke ¬ 00:11 16-Apr-14
It was internet failure, just so you know. It will not happen again, I assure you. Compassrose-transparent Bro. Nicholas 00:15, April 16, 2014 (UTC)
The internet will not fail again??? You had better write an UnNews! Are you sure you are in Greece? It sounds like Turkey!!! Spıke ¬ 00:19 16-Apr-14

edit Gaza War

I found there wasn't too much to re-write on the article. I gave a satirically biased towards Israel article and rather emphasised the common sense options to resolve the situation. Might need some more humour though. My views on the subject are quite strong and I fear that in some areas they burst through a bit but were not smothered with enough comedy. Please take a look and add where you can. Thanks! Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 19:32, April 16, 2014 (UTC)

I looked in and groaned when I saw you were trying to give the historical background for the war. Jews versus Arabs should be regarded as one of those cases for which, as I recommend in CoW#Extremists, you should steer wide of your own views and of common-sense (that is, real-world) resolution, in favor of more fanciful and absurd interpretations, even randomness. To the point, even a "satirically biased" article is perceived by half of its target audience as not satirical at all. Read User talk:Mctomerd11 for an example. In particular, Adolf Hitler does not belong anywhere near this article: Too serious. Spıke ¬ 19:52 16-Apr-14
Oh I see what you mean. I guess that's a more original take. Might try a re-write of my re-write then tomorrow or sometime soon. Going to sleep now though! Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 20:00, April 16, 2014 (UTC)
I looked in closer just now. The final section (Aftermath) gives me the strong impression someone is trying to sell me one side in a political dispute. I can force myself to see that you are writing with irony, but I cannot separate it from the serious. In particular, there is a question we ought not try to answer on this website — whether the economic differences between Israel and Gaza are the result of racism or of culture — and any informed reader scours even a frivolous or ironic approach to the question to decide which side the author is on.
I hope all this doesn't give you nightmares! Spıke ¬ 20:06 16-Apr-14
Yes, you are too kind, the final section was only my views with hardly a lick of humour. I'll re-write again and eliminate any bias to either side instead just going for humour that isn't satire (so Al on your earlier point, I think this is a comedy website, not just a satire website). Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 07:50, April 17, 2014 (UTC)
And regarding hardly a lick of humour, reaching out to Mctomerd11 with a passing scolding on how his country should behave will not end well, nor least of all be the basis for a collaboration. Satire is fine; but political commentary with a comic twist — This is what Beck and Limbaugh do on talk radio every hour, for the overt purpose of changing minds.
One section starts: "Due to the genocidal levels of civilian deaths at the hands of the homicidal Jews...." I don't know or care whether you believe this, or believe the exact opposite and this is a twist. It reads like extreme rhetoric (especially to an Israeli like Mctomerd11). Again pointing you to CoW#Extremists, reading "humor" that takes the exact form of a call to jihad is going to be very unfunny to some, and humor only by mechanical transformation to the rest of us. Spıke ¬ 10:46 17-Apr-14
I didn't write that line. My re-write is not finished and I agree that things such as that line are obviously going to offend an Israeli so they should be removed. But commenting on how his country's political dealings should be on his talk page is a point I decided to make to emphasise that he cannot play a race card. Even if we did write a biased article it would be acceptable as long as it had the comedy element. Political comedy is a great way to get across a message but I agree that it should be left out of this article. Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 12:11, April 17, 2014 (UTC)
PS - I would consider the first re-write more a Jon Stewart style than Glenn Beck but I'm sure that's all the same to you! Also I haven't actually finished so you needn't keep pointing out lines I didn't write and telling me they are my work! Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 12:14, April 17, 2014 (UTC)
I didn't say you did write that line but was just offering it as an example. On your comment to Mctomerd11, my point was that such comments seem to make it more likely, not less, that he will play a race card. As for the direction the article should take, we are in agreement. You'll see I have been in (at Sections 1.2 and 2) to make it more whimsical; would you please see what you can do about the following sections, and we'll call it a day? Spıke ¬ 12:18 17-Apr-14

Will do. Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 12:30, April 17, 2014 (UTC)

Love reading through the article at the moment however the Attack, Ceasefire and Aftermath sections still need work. I'll have a crack on them now. Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 07:05, April 18, 2014 (UTC)

edit User:Vance69

Do you think it's a normal userpage? Looks rather suspicious to me, but at the same time I don't think it's spam. On the other note, your vote for Ernest Hemingway probably ended the conflict if there was any! Anton (talk) Uncyclopedia United 19:59, April 19, 2014 (UTC)

It is one of the world's userpages, and immediately tag-worthy if it were moved to the encyclopedia. I've greeted him with gentle instructions. Spıke ¬ 21:11 19-Apr-14

edit User:ConCass2/Bottom (TV series)

About the article I wrote, what was it specifically that it was deleted for? Your reason was "it's more of a blog than humour", but that's a bit vague. I assume the article was too positive or something like that, but could you care to be more specific? --188.30.28.63 10:57, April 20, 2014 (UTC)

Sure thing.
  1. Began with five quotations.
  2. Had no comedy theme other than to run down the show.
  3. Body of the article was nothing but a list of characters, with more of the same.
In short, you need something to hold the page together other than the quality of your own insults. Also, you are not a registered Uncyclopedian so there is no userspace in which to move it. If you'd pick a user name (and write back, logged-in, so I know who you became), I can give you a copy for further work. Spıke ¬ 11:04 20-Apr-14
I'm currently abroad and don't have my home computer, so I can't make an account for now, but thanks for explaining. --188.30.28.63 11:56, April 20, 2014 (UTC)
Nothing you do on Uncyclopedia is stored on the computer you're using (except a cookie, which is useless after you log out), so you could register now. In any rate, I hope you do so after you return home. Spıke ¬ 14:43 20-Apr-14
It was the email that was stored on my computer, and I needed the confirmation message. Anyway, I've got the account. But could you explain what you mean by "run down"? I don't remember any insults in the page, I just assumed it was deleted because it looked like it was praising the show. --ConCass2 (talk) 13:53, April 22, 2014 (UTC)
Oh, right, there is that. (Also, pages you browse may go into your borrowed computer's cache, to increase speed, unless you clear it out at the end or specify a "private browsing" session.) No, I deleted the page because it looked like you were mostly just insulting the show. It is now in your userspace at User:ConCass2/Bottom (TV series). Please go easy on the initial quotations and reliance on lists! Spıke ¬ 14:19 22-Apr-14

edit Gaza War (Section 2)

Shall we get this up to a feature standard? Then we can (hopefully) get a feature (half point each) and it will also encourage a preservation of the article in its current form so that no one takes it back down the route of racism or verbal attacks. Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 10:17, April 21, 2014 (UTC)

What we have already done encourages that. I think the Gaza War has jumped the shark, but I'll check in on your editing. And as predicted, your scolding of Mctomerd11 on how to run his country to satisfy the BBC (and on which British political party to disfavor) had no effect. Spıke ¬ 11:38 21-Apr-14
On the contrary I have given him a view to think about. As I said I was advising him on what another group of people thought on the subject. Not sure how the Beeb would be satisfied but if they care more about people cooperating and having fun in this World rather than selfish isolation causing war then to quote Brown, "I agree with Nick." Do debates really need a winner and a loser in your mind? No one wins or loses a debate, debates just encourage broader reading. I found it most enjoyable and interesting. Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 13:01, April 21, 2014 (UTC)
I might stick it on VFH if its any good after your check through anyway as I think it's quite funny now. Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 14:50, April 21, 2014 (UTC)

edit Wish sandwich at VFS

I learned something...http://m.metrolyrics.com/rubber-biscuit-lyrics-blues-brothers.html                               Puppy's talk page11:32 am 21 Apr 2014

Yes, hence the link. Those lyrics refuse to leave my head through the ears, but I don't see them in any of the written lyrics. Spıke ¬ 11:38 21-Apr-14
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