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Archive of Spike's talk page for the third quarter of 2014.
   
New stuff at the end, please; I'll make it fit into the section organization after the topic dies down.
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== [[:Template:VFDr]] ==
   
'''Is this about UnNews''' or UnNews audio? If so, [[User:SPIKE/UnNews|talk to me here]].
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<code>''"Now hiring for a Poopsmith"''</code><br>
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I thought I was the Poopsmith {{User:TheWikiMan026/sig}} 17:44, July 3, 2014 (UTC)
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:All right, if you're going to do it. You took a day off in favor of self-promotion instead. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>17:50 3-Jul-14</small>
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::I'm away on hoiday so I don't get much time on Uncy {{User:TheWikiMan026/sig}} 10:14, July 5, 2014 (UTC)
   
'''I don't routinely put a Watch on other people's talk pages.''' Nothing personal! I endorse keeping a conversation together on a single talk page, but a few days after the conversation ends, I will Unwatch you--the alternative being endless false alarms.
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==[[User:Everyotherusernamewastaken/Church of St. Knock-Knock Agenda and Prayer Book|Knock-knock jokes]]==
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Anything typed here I may post-edit clerically. Typically, I combine parts of dialogues that took place on the other guy's talk page. Some conversations that pertain to the text of an article are moved to that article's talk page.
 
   
==Archives==
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I have begun an article that is filled with the sort of humour that I know you don't like, but could you please review it on its merits and tell me whether it has the potential to develop into a funny article or if I should abandon my efforts while I'm ahead?--{{User:Everyotherusernamewastaken/Signature.jpeg}} 20:39, July 3, 2014 (UTC)
*[[User:SPIKE/Cookies-09|Ceremonial greetings and cookies received in '09]] from Thekillerfroggy, MrN9000, Romartus, Pelargonium, and Hyperbole.
 
*[[User:SPIKE/Forum-09|Forum threads I created in '09-'10]] on multiple articles on the same theme, my proposal for the [[UN:HTBFANJS|style guide]] on [[User:SPIKE/Cliches-1|encyclopedia clichés]], articles written from an uncyclopedic point of view, <code>background-image</code> in CSS, and suggested changes to {{tl|Q}}.
 
*[[User:SPIKE/PLS-09|My entries in the 8th Poo Lit Surprise]]: Clip-on tie, Rules of baseball (a winner), and FORTRAN.
 
*[[User:SPIKE/Pee-09|Pee reviews I did in '09-'10]]: ITSCON, MGMT, Third-wave feminism, Hyphenation, Hard disk drive, Ozzy Osborne.
 
*[[User:SPIKE/Techie-09|Technical issues in '09-'10]]: Changing my user name; specifying a custom signature in a file; specifying a background color for data-entry windows; putting in for Redirect rights.
 
*[[User:SPIKE/Deadends-10|Conversations in '10 that are done]].
 
*[[User:SPIKE/Islam-10|Conversations in '10]] about the [[Islam]] article.
 
*[[User:SPIKE/2011|Conversations in '11]].
 
*[[User:SPIKE/Civics-12|Discussions of civics and politics in '12]].
 
*[[User:SPIKE/2012Kamek98|Discussions with user Kamek98]].
 
*[[User:SPIKE/2012|Other conversations in '12]].
 
*[[User:SPIKE/2013-1|Conversations in '13 before Oppage]].
 
   
== Heil to the Chief ==
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:I really don't know how to react to such a bad-faith request for advice. You know my tastes, but request that I put my values aside and evaluate your page "on its merits" rather than on my values. Based on whose values, then? For starters: What's with the copyright notice? Stuff here can't be copyrighted. It doesn't belong in the encyclopedia, perhaps in UnBooks. I can't believe it's original. I can't believe you think I need to render an opinion on this not-much-more-than-a-paragraph. Do please try to convince me you aren't baiting me. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>03:06 4-Jul-14</small>
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::Making a list of knock-knock jokes as er..just a list. Don't see how that can become an article as such. --{{User:Romartus/sig2}} 07:53, July 4, 2014 (UTC)
   
I liked that pun (which I can now say given VFS drama is over). {{User:PuppyOnTheRadio/sig3|05:02 04 Feb}}
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:::I suppose I shouldn't have expected a heraldic response, but this came in a more hostile tone than I thought it would. Firstly, the copyright notice was something I put in because at first the headers weren't working and I thought that would be a good set-up for a joke, though admittedly what I have there at the moment isn't very funny. I'm guessing that's the main reason why you think I've copied and pasted it. The article alludes to infamous jokes rather than makes up its own set of them, although I made up "Jesus Christ have you nothing better to do with your Sunday?" and "Samson Galaxy". The concept is also my idea. If I take this article off my userpage, I will put it in UnBooks. "baiting me"--I'm not quite sure what you mean by that, but can assure you I don't want to be banned.{{cquote|I can't believe you think I need to render an opinion on this not-much-more-than-a-paragraph.}}
: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>
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:::I wanted my article reviewed while it's still in its infancy, but I regret asking for a review this early on.<br>
* 22:03 . . ChiefjusticeDS (talk | contribs) changed group membership for User:Simsilikesims from autopatrolled and rollback to autopatrolled, rollback and administrator ‎(VFS winner, unlucky!)
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:::'''An explanation for the request as a whole.''' What I wanted from your review was either--well I suppose it's here--that, this early on it could develop into something good, or that firstly you don't find what's down at the moment funny, and secondly you think that the concept is lame enough for nothing written in that goes with the themes could be funny. I asked you because I thought that you have experienced the writing of similar-concept articles and could therefore tell me if you think they are ever funny. "On its merits" was clumsily used and I can see why it upset you. What I meant was ''can you imagine anyone finding this funny?'' but I can see that was an unfair expectation too. I will write more of this, so please tell me if you would review it in the future.--{{User:Everyotherusernamewastaken/Signature.jpeg}} 08:29, July 4, 2014 (UTC)
* 22:02 . . ChiefjusticeDS (talk | contribs) changed group membership for User:SPIKE from rollback to rollback and administrator ‎(VFS winner, unlucky)
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::::I would suggest picking someone else for the review, since this is the type of humor that Spike dislikes, it is unfair to ask him to put his personal preference aside given the strong response above. I would be happy to look over whatever you develop it into and give feedback on it, as long as you don't need feedback on a weekend. {{User:Simsilikesims/sig}} 11:07, July 4, 2014 (UTC)
::Not I. {{User:PuppyOnTheRadio/sig3|05:47 04 Feb}}
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:::::I am pretty sure Spike has never written a 'knock-knock joke' here or elsewhere. I can't remember the last time I made one either come to that, recall doing this at school in the 1970s? --{{User:Romartus/sig2}} 22:17, July 4, 2014 (UTC)
:::Yes, you--if you take my meaning. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>03:06 8-Feb-13</small>
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:The last one I even remember morphed Alice into ''Alles über Deutschland.'' Was it the Three Stooges? I have not indeed written one here. Any article can turn into anything else, and nothing is ''never'' funny. That said, I don't get your concept except that it doesn't fit the "encyclopedia" motif (hence: UnBooks). A registered Uncyclopedian is not banned for writing a stub (though I routinely ban Anon for creating a slew of them), so I don't know what brought that up. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>22:26 4-Jul-14</small>
   
==[[Uncyclopedia:VFH/UnScripts:My_Little_Womb_Newt:_Pregnancy_is_Sexy]]==
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::::::By "similar concepts" I mean the concept of paying homage to childish jokes. There's surely a fair bit of that, no? I'm trying to make my article about ridiculing knock knock jokes rather than inventing them.--{{User:Everyotherusernamewastaken/Signature.jpeg}} 23:58, July 4, 2014 (UTC)
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:Though there is a lot more there than when we started, I would not have known that that was the theme. I would not have known that a goofy page was a "homage" to goofy stuff, rather than simply goofy, and in most cases here, goofy with no theme at all beyond the author's exuberance at being goofy. So, it is not what you are trying to make it; it is what the reader experiences. Give him more hints. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>00:22 5-Jul-14</small>
   
I 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)
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:::Thanks.--{{User:Everyotherusernamewastaken/Signature.jpeg}} 10:00, July 6, 2014 (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>
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:::Excuse me, you deleted the wrong page! No doubt it was my fault somewhere down the line, but you deleted the UnBooks page rather than the userpage, which is now just a link to that deleted page.--{{User:Everyotherusernamewastaken/Signature.jpeg}} 22:56, July 6, 2014 (UTC)
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:It is now done right. And indeed it was your fault; please read the QVFD rules carefully regarding how to list redirects for deletion. That rule is there exactly so that we delete the redirect and not the page pointed to. I have changed your entry on QVFD to be the way these should be. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>02:44 7-Jul-14</small>
   
== Why is the block button there? ==
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== [[Super Smash Sises. Brawl]] on VFD ==
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Hello Spike,
   
In recent changes, I shouldn't be able to see that. ...--{{User:Kamek98/sig2}} 00:43, February 8, 2013 (UTC)
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There's this article that's been around for years that I am now trying to get into VFD because of its content, the grammar is good, but I feel like it's more like a guide to a fanmade creation (and it's more sexual than funny) rather than a parody, even the article itself isn't really that funny.
: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==
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However, I am hessitating to move it to VFD and edit the article with a VFD stamp, in fear that I am doing something wrong and that I will get banned
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>
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I am still not so sure if it meets the deletion policy, but the article itself really has no place in this wiki, please tell me what I should do. --[[User:Horatio]]
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:Hello and welcome! As should be clear from the debates on VFD, the threshold for nominating and voting to delete is subjective. Nominate it if you like, and stand back and see what others think. Obviously you will survive even if the vote goes against you. Other points, though: (1) As the rules say, VFD is about improving the wiki. If you see how to improve the article in question, just do it. (2) The convention when discussing an article is to <code>[<nowiki />[link]]</code> to it so readers of your posts can decide for ourselves. (3) Sign your posts properly, as you were not told how to. I'll send you a proper welcome message now. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>19:00 9-Jul-14</small>
   
:Apropos of nothing, do you think you might give [[Mr. Natural]] a push? {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>00:33 10-Feb-13</small>
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To Spike,
   
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
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Thank you for your help, and thanks for your warm welcome, I unfortunately cannot reply to your message properly due to my device freezing the desktop site, I was able to get the article into VFD. The thing is, the subject of the article does not exist, therefore it cannot really be parodied, no matter how much you may edit, it still has no point in being there. I explained my reasons in the VFD entry, I am not sure if I got something wrong enough to get myself banned, as I have tried to delete things in the past but end up like that. But thanks a lot for your support and advice
: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.
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Do not hesitate to correct my mistakes
   
::::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}}
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Also, please excuse my grammar
   
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
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Thank you. [[User:HoratioMan64|HoratioMan64]] ([[User talk:HoratioMan64|talk]]) 20:05, July 9, 2014 (UTC)
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Thank you so much for the support and the help, thank you and all the admins who showed their support! I really appreciate it, Sorry for not reading your message, as I was away.
   
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)
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However, sorry to tell you this, but there's another problem. There seems to be another Uncyclopedia and the articles you have deleted still exist there....I was wondering if you and the rest of the crew have access to this duplicate of the wiki? I found it on Google somehow.
   
:(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>
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Once again, Thanks for your support and help! [[User:HoratioMan64|HoratioMan64]] ([[User talk:HoratioMan64|talk]]) 15:44, July 20, 2014 (UTC)
::::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]] ==
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:We do not control what happens at any other website, and any website is free to make copies of any article here for noncommercial use if they disclose which users wrote it. There is also a mirror site that contains copies of some really crappy articles we deleted. I hope you will share our goal of trying to clean up ''this'' website, rather than the goal of tracking down and killing every copy of that one bad article. You are free to try, but it would be more time-consuming and less likely to succeed. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>23:24 20-Jul-14</small>
   
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}}
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== Add Bosnia to some templates ==
: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 ==
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Hey man since the article is now up you should add it in templates like "countries and territories of the world" and so on to have it better indexed on the wiki. Cheers. [[User:Hazbulator|Hazbulator]] ([[User talk:Hazbulator|talk]]) 01:50, July 10, 2014 (UTC)
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:Added to {{Tl|Europe}} and {{Tl|World Countries}} (as "Bosnia"). {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>11:08 10-Jul-14</small>
   
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>
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== The Real Mai Shiranui ==
: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.
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Did you check that link before you deleted the Discussion page? If you saw that babe (IDK her name), you would've seen Striking Similarities to Mai Shiranui (The actual character in [[The King of Fighters|the games]], not the Cosplayer you have here.) So much so, I even Nicknamed her that on first sight! You probably deleted it Just because you saw the term "NSFW". I just wanted to show what she Really would've looked like if you found her on the streets in the real world. Uncyclopedia is a Troll-infested site filled with Traps, Jokes and Hilarity, pointless articles and equally pointless redirects, so I thought I'd have to make one of what you consider "Jokes" by claiming her to be the real life equivalent to Mai Shiranui. Sorry. [[Special:Contributions/79.179.17.186|79.179.17.186]] 15:50, July 21, 2014 (UTC)
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:No, I did not follow the link, nor do I care what is labeled NSFW. As I explained in the Deletion Log, this is a humor wiki, not a catalog of where to go for actual pornography. You are welcome to edit the only article that uses that illustration ([[HowTo:Get Around In A Fighting Tournament]]), except that I think that a joke that a cosplayer is actually a real-world person will not be amusing to virtually any of the readers. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>17:32 21-Jul-14</small>
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::Even with some familiarity with cosplay culture, a cosplayer is actually a real-world person - in a costume, sometimes acting out the part of the character they are dressed up as. So no, this would not be funny. Furthermore, many of the trolls have left for elsewhere, and the Traps are being gradually weeded out, though to some extent they will always still exist, like the classic <nowiki>{{USERNAME}}</nowiki> joke. Jokes and Hilarity are generally welcome here, however, as long as they meet the requirements of all of our "ignorable" policies. Pointless articles can be put on VFD, once you register and are here a few days, and we try to weed out truly pointless redirects as we see them. {{User:Simsilikesims/sig}} 19:21, July 21, 2014 (UTC)
   
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>
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== Your message about my page on saxton hale ==
: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>
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Please Actually check the backstory of a page before dimissing it or rudely comenting via message thank you.
::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>
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if you dont beelive me check this page [http://wiki.teamfortress.com/wiki/Saxton_Hale]
:::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
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{{Unsigned|Puncherofbears}}
::::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)
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:I see on Wikipedia that Saxton Hale is a character in the game Team Fortress 2 and I was mistaken to interpret it as [[UN:CB|cyberbullying]]. However, an Uncyclopedia article on that character is probably not of interest to the general Uncyclopedia reader. I have restored a copy of your article at [[User:Puncherofbears/Saxton Hale]]. Please make it '''funny''' before thinking about returning it to the main encyclopedia. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>14:25 27-Jul-14</small>
:::::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>
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==[[Hans Brinker]]==
: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>
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How is baseball? If you are interested, I found some information about the Hans Brinker Budget Hotel in Amsterdam, which you might want to use in your article. The funny thing is that, after having received numerous complaints from its clients, the management decided to proclaim its establishment as the worst hotel in the world. As they probably expected, this marketing campaign boosted the hotel's popularity and augmented its clientele. Interesting, no?
   
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>
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I thought about adding this to the article myself, but I don't know where and I can't write in the same style you do, so here you are! And nice work on the additions to the article, by the way! {{User:Anton199/sig}} 13:24, July 29, 2014 (UTC)
: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}}
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:You don't cite the new information you found, so I can't do anything with it. (Regarding the worst hotel in the world, I just read — in Mike Shedlock's column on townhall.com — the worst restaurant in the world taking a blogger to French court for writing "A Place To Avoid" that surged to 4th-place in Google.) Dump your new stuff into the article (which is less than half "mine"), for example in a new final section '''Other Hans Brinkers''', and I'll massage it. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>13:32 29-Jul-14</small>
::::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
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::The article I read was in French, but I will willingly add a section to partly your article. {{User:Anton199/sig}} 18:20, July 29, 2014 (UTC)
   
:::::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}}
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:I've now taken a stab at it. Unfortunately, the said Hostel has basically made a joke of itself (with the London ''Daily Mail'' piling on), leaving us in the position of cataloguing someone else's humor instead of writing our own. I've done what I can without piggy-backing off (or linking to) them. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>17:12 1-Aug-14</small>
::::::Did you find the cola bottle on a walkabout? [[user:Aleister|'''Al''']]
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::Thanks! It's great and a lot better than I could have ever done! Two days in Russia and all the problems fix themselves! {{User:Anton199/sig}} 19:23, August 3, 2014 (UTC)
:::::::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]] ==
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== Chaoarren ==
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.
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Just a heads up that I've removed the block you places on Chaoarren last year for socking/creating crappy stubs repeatedly. He promises to improve and has (so far) been good on the fork so I'm willing to believe he may be serious about improving. I'm writing an [[UN:OFFICE]] entry for him, if you'd like to keep a watchful eye on him for a few months or so. {{User:Frosty/sig3}} 12:41, July 30, 2014 (UTC)
   
2. Is there any additional means of contacting the admins other than editing their talk page?
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== World Cup of Wikis ==
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Hi SPIKE. It's Amit, from the Israeli wiki (Eincyclopedia).
   
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.
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A few weeks ago I suggested that every four years will be a World Cup (something that is similar to the FIFA World Cup) in the English wiki.Every wiki will do sort of an internal preliminary World Cup to choose the entries that will be "sent" to the International World Cup in the English wiki.The competition will be just like the original FIFA World Cup (tournament), Country Versus Country until the finals.
   
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)
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The rules of the competition:
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#Every wiki will choose two articles that will be represented it in the competition.
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#The articles that will be chosen must have an international humor, so everybody could understand it.
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#The articles that will be chosen must be written or translated to English, so anyone could understand the humor and the sophistication of them. For example, if in the Dutch wiki there is a witty and funny article, the Dutch users need to translate it to English, so the whole world could enjoy it.
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#Every wiki must pick one user that will represent the wiki in the World Cup. This user will represent his wiki and all the articles that were created in his wiki and will be in the competition. In addition, this user's English has to be very good - he must know how to write in properly English because he will translate the articles from his wiki. Besides, this user will take part in the votes and will promote the levels of the World Cup, even if his wiki articles will not take part in the next level.
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#The World Cup will always start on June 20.
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#Near every article there would be the article's home country flag (if the wiki doesn't have a home country she has to make a fictional flag), so there would be no confusion between two articles with the same name. For example, if both Norwegian and Japanese wikis have an article in the World Cup about Genghis Khan, there will be the flag of Norway near the Norwegian article and there will be the flag of Japan near the Japanese article.
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#If the wiki's language is spoken in more than one country or in some countries, (for example, the English wiki, the French wiki, the Spanish wiki, the Portuguese wiki, the German wiki Etc.) the flag of this wiki will be the flag of its home country. For example, the French wiki will have the flag of France.
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#Above every wiki will be written the language of that wiki in English (for those who don't know the differences between the Slovenian flag and the Slovakian flag).
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#Translated articles from English or from other languages mustn't participate the World Cup.
   
: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.
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So, what do you think about it? [[User:Amitarbel|Something is written here]] [[User talk:Amitarbel|Tell me here what was written]] 17:26, July 30, 2014 (UTC)
: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} ==
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:Competitions are a great way to induce activity. Are you asking if we are interested in hosting the competition? We recently had one held "jointly" by this website and one other, which some people used as a gambit to try to induce our authors to leave the website. Consequently, we will be more vigilant than previously.
   
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.)
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:If the World Cup starts on June 20, then I think we missed the deadline for 2014.
   
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}}
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:I think the requirement that the humor be international should not be codified in the rules but simply something that voters weigh. I'd expect a wiki's voters to oppose a nomination that is unsuitable for an international competition, such as an article on a single U.S. state. We might start with the articles voted in the Top Ten of the previous year (it would be nice if there weren't that six-month delay), though some of these would be lost on non-native-English speakers.
   
: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.
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:I agree that, although wikis are free to borrow from one another, a foreign-language wiki ought not to be able to win with an article that was translated out of English and then translated back into English for the competition (no matter if it was improved). Now, some articles might do a good job of being funny but a poor job of being rendered into English. The locals might assist or would that be unfair? {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>17:39 30-Jul-14</small>
   
: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>
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::One more thing. May you spread the idea [[Forum:Village Dump|here]] ? [[User:Amitarbel|Something is written over here]] / [[User talk:Amitarbel|Tell me here what was written]] 07:11, July 31, 2014 (UTC)
::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)
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:As a registered Uncyclopedian, you could do this as well, and it might be better that way, as I am obviously still unsure of the exact procedure. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>12:41 31-Jul-14</small>
:::You're 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!)
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== Image you deleted ==
: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]]==
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I didn't intend to use it as free storage space. I was planning on using it on an article I was writing. I figured it would be better to create the article with the image already there. Sorry for the misunderstanding, but it didn't say anything about that in the beginners guide. {{Unsigned|RabidBadger163248}}
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:Very well. I overreacted on seeing it was over 5 megabytes for no reason. I can restore it if you like, but it would be better if you reloaded it as a smaller file. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>04:00 31-Jul-14</small>
   
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)
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== how?==
: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>
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how do you call a snail with a boat? [[user:mctomerd11|Israel is here!]] [[file:Daemon Israel.JPG|25px]] 09:42, July 31, 2014 (UTC)
::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)
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:A SNAILOR!!! [[user:mctomerd11|Israel is here!]] [[file:Daemon Israel.JPG|25px]] 09:42, July 31, 2014 (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]]==
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== [[Eclipse]] ==
   
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)
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Hi. I'm the "author" of the Eclipse article and I've just noted it has been deleted or almost... I hope you understood the idea behind this text was to hide everything behind an image representing an eclipse. The text is absolutely not funny on purpose, it was just a copy/paste of Wikipedia. You can compare this conceptual article to [[Nihilism]] for example. Anyway if you don't get it it's not really important, but I noticed since the article is online maybe 5 years from now, some dudes delete the image of the black circle because they can't read the text, which I think is funny enough to leave it like that! {{User:WiiKend/sig}} 12:56, August 2, 2014 (UTC)
: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>
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:Yes, thanks. I got the joke, but as I wrote at [[Uncyclopedia:Votes_for_deletion/Archive-2014-07#Eclipse|Votes for deletion]], I didn't think the single sight gag was enough to carry the article. While it was on VFD, I edited the sporked text to actually be '''funny'''. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>14:10 2-Aug-14</small>
::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)
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::ok I understand. What puzzles me is that the article was on the site for maybe 5 years before deletion but frankly, it's not the work I'm the proudest of. {{User:WiiKend/sig}} 15:35, August 2, 2014 (UTC)
: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>
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:There is absolutely no way for this site to provide consistency so that every article deleted is worse than every article kept. Established articles stay established until someone nominates them and convinces other voters on VFD, with the 24-hour-minimum notification (Doesn't seem like a lot, these days!) to the author(s). <small>15:39</small> PS--I nominated the article after Anon removed the black circle (the first time, substituting <b>MASSIVE CIRCLE HAS BEEN REMOVED FROM THE PREMISS</b>). {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>16:46 2-Aug-14</small>
:::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>
 
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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==
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== [[Linux]] ==
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[Why the revert?]...Linux as an OS really doesn't exist. And Linux isn't a kernel anymore, it's an OS. See Google for more details. {{Unsigned|79.247.150.220}}
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:Thank you for the '''facts''', as contradictory as they read. Unfortunately, this is a '''humor''' wiki. As I explained in the Change Summary: A prior author wrote this page with a specific humor strategy in mind, and you edited it to have the first word and pursue a different humor strategy, only you failed to pursue it. The solution is to pick a user name, and create your own article. We will help. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>13:25 3-Aug-14</small>
   
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)
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== [[User:Robbmeister X]] ==
: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===
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I wanted to leave a message to this user after reverting him, but couldn't come up with any good piece of advice (I might as well take a course of Uncyclopedia re-education now!). So thank you for doing this for me! {{User:Anton199/sig}} 12:05, August 5, 2014 (UTC)
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:It's not original, but I'm glad you think it was good. (It always sounds better coming from a person other than the one who undid his edits.) {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>12:10 5-Aug-14</small>
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:PS--I've finished archiving posts to this page from the second quarter and thus have moved [[User:SPIKE/2014-2#Special:CloseMyAccount]], which was recently referenced in the UnSignpost. Would you please locate the right page and update the link? {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>12:19 5-Aug-14</small>
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::Done! {{User:Anton199/sig}} 12:28, August 5, 2014 (UTC)
   
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)
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== Sprite bug ==
:Good call. I'll do exactly that. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>14:12 20-Feb-13</small>
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Separately, did you know that the thumbnail sign or how you call it (two squares below an image) displays all the time, even if it's not needed. For instance, when you code the file-link as <code><nowiki>[[Image.png|center|frame]]</nowiki></code>. I remember you worked on something like that a month ago, so I am addressing myself to you. Do you have an idea about how to fix this? {{User:Anton199/sig}} 12:35, August 5, 2014 (UTC)
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:That is called the Sprite, that sounds like a legitimate bug, and I should be able to fix it. (However, regarding "even if it's not needed," it's never really needed.) Please point me to a page where it manifests itself so that I can look at the HTML code the page produces. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>12:55 5-Aug-14</small>
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:The code that inserts the Sprite into a figure caption is the first non-comment line at [[MediaWiki:Uncyclopedia.js]]. Presumably, it needs to be further qualified. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>13:26 5-Aug-14</small>
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::See [[UnBooks:Psychedelic Rosie and Her Coat of Many Colors]]: I've just re-formatted the images, so that the first and the last one are ''frame''d and the middle ones ''thumb''ed. {{User:Anton199/sig}} 13:35, August 5, 2014 (UTC)
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:In other words, you have worked around the bug before letting me fix it? I have edited the .js to apply only to FIGCAPTION blocks that have an actual caption paragraph inside them. Please reload your cache (Ctrl-F5) and tell me if it's fixed. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>13:47 5-Aug-14</small>
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::Fixed! Thanks!!! {{User:Anton199/sig}} 18:14, August 5, 2014 (UTC)
   
==[[Final Solution]]==
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== Newbie Reporting for Duty ==
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]]==
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Hello! I am currently new here and would love to help out in editing and cleaning, do you have any advice? {{Unsigned|SilentSnowDrops}}
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:Why, yes! Sign your posts to talk pages! Granted, no one told you that. Before discussing your preferences, I have put an official Welcome on your own user talk page. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>19:19 8-Aug-14</small>
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::Thanks, I'll read what you have written. How does one sign posts though? Is it like this? {{User:SilentSnowDrops}}? By the way, I feel the need for editing, well when I am done reading the rules, that is...but I am currently locked from editing? '''Edit: nevermind I learnt how to do so''' [[User:SilentSnowDrops|SilentSnowDrops]] ([[User talk:SilentSnowDrops|talk]]) 19:25, August 8, 2014 (UTC)
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:As you will read, you can sign by typing four tilde characters in a row. What you did doesn't work as you don't yet have a signature file (see [[UN:SIG]]). You can work it so that typing four tildes automatically drops your signature file into the post. Let's continue this on your talk page, as it's more about you than me, cheers! {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>19:26 8-Aug-14</small>
   
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)
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== [[Preteen]] ==
: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)
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Good work editing this article! I agree with almost all of the changes, but I think that the joke about Google Images ("Based on Internet image searches using Google.com, 98.5 % of all preteens are female.") is very funny and could be kept. {{User:Anton199/sig}} 13:49, August 12, 2014 (UTC)
: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>
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:OK, then put it back. One reason I deleted it is because the author peppered that section with links to Google so that the reader would try it himself. I didn't like the humor that was so dependent on the reader seeing "evidence." {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>14:29 12-Aug-14</small>
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::Well, I don't think the link was needed at all there. {{User:Anton199/sig}} 17:11, August 12, 2014 (UTC)
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:Note, though, that I had moved this joke to the caption of the photograph now on the left side. The percentage might go there too, as well as a note that this illustrates the preteen's winter apparel, and that they dress more scantily in the summer. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>18:55 12-Aug-14</small>
   
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)
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== [[UnNews:Scottish campaigners request Australian help]] ==
: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 ===
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Was this the sort of story you were looking for? I hope so. {{User:ScottPat/sig3}} 19:26, August 16, 2014 (UTC)
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==
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:Thanks for clearing up the intro. That's what I was more aiming for I'm just terrible with words. {{User:ScottPat/sig3}} 06:25, August 18, 2014 (UTC)
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]] ==
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::That is how we know you belong here. But the words is not the thing, but rather the approach! An UnNews must mention a rant, not conduct one! As I said in the Change Summary: Now, do the rest! {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>12:50 18-Aug-14</small>
   
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}}
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::PS--I renamed it so the name aligns with an unrelated Romartus UnNews on Missouri/Israel. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>18:34 18-Aug-14</small>
:Done. Now what's with the new namespace? {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>00:35 21-Feb-13</small>
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:::I agree. It is funnier (in my view) to quote someone else going ranty rather than that being the tone of the UnNews article as such. BTW, I was watching [[Julian Assange]] on TV in a live broadcast from the Ecudorian embassy in London but it seems, via a bad [[Skype]] connection because the audio was so bad. Perhaps the signal was getting scrambled by the secret service agents on the roof...--{{User:Romartus/sig2}} 20:35, August 18, 2014 (UTC)
: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>
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::::Don't worry Romartus, I'll pass any messages on to him when he pops round to my house for tea on his way out the country. Don't tell anyone but I've sent him of to [[Peru]] on a cheap package holiday as he deserves the break. Thanks Spike for your help. {{User:ScottPat/sig3}} 11:26, August 19, 2014 (UTC)
::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}}
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::::PS - I enjoyed [[UnNews:Missouri Governor requests Israeli help|this]]. {{User:ScottPat/sig3}} 11:29, August 19, 2014 (UTC)
: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==
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::Now, [[UnNews:US won't reveal text of Obama-care]] is how to write a rant. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>11:34 19-Aug-14</small>
 
[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>
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Unfortunately your touch up switched the Australian backing from supporting the anti-independance campaigners to the pro-independance campaigners. I re-adjusted and was forced to rename title to accommodate for it. {{User:ScottPat/sig3}} 11:45, August 19, 2014 (UTC)
: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)
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:I confess ignorance of the respective sides; but please put it back to be parallel with Romartus's UnNews, rather than use the passive voice. Go back to the original title and simply replace "radicals." {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>11:48 19-Aug-14</small>
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::Okey-dokey. {{User:ScottPat/sig3}} 12:30, August 19, 2014 (UTC)
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:Thanks. (In fact, one might say that "radicals" is another bit of personal opinion that slipped into the story — Surely those on that side don't view their position as radical.) {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>12:32 19-Aug-14</small>
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:No; you merely deleted "radicals" and kept it in the passive. I changed it to "campaigners," vague but surely accurate. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>12:37 19-Aug-14</small>
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::Thanks. Radical was meant to be a joke as they are almost certainly not radical, contrary to the Palestinians and Donetsketans (East Ukrainians - God knows what to call them!) who are very radically fighting for their independance. {{User:ScottPat/sig3}} 12:52, August 19, 2014 (UTC)
   
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>
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== Thanks for the tips Spike ==
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I will try to get a handle on this. I'm liable to have some missteps, so I appreciate the corrective pointers.
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- Frank Fancinostril
   
==Village Dump page is broken==
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== Another protected UnSignpost! Sigh. ==
   
However, the previous version of the page seems to be functioning normally. --{{User:Mnbvcxz/sig5}} 19:31, March 3, 2013 (UTC)
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Could you be, please, move [[Uncyclopedia:UnSignpost/20110324]] to [[UnSignpost:UnSignpost/20110324]]? You can leave a redirect behind. Thanks. {{User:Anton199/sig}} 16:56, August 25, 2014 (UTC)
: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]] ==
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== [[Navelism]] ==
   
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)
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[[wikipedia:Omphalos|Omphalos]]! --{{User:Romartus/sig2}} 16:41, August 30, 2014 (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]]==
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== [[Mulbarton, Norfolk]] ==
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==
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<s>Note you even removed the frequency of buses, what's the point please? I thought the aim was to keep it close to reality? Also</s> why not have a cn tag [[User:Gabriel Turner|Gabriel Turner]] ([[User talk:Gabriel Turner|talk]]) 12:31, September 4, 2014 (UTC)
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
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:The aim is not to keep it close to reality. The aim is to invent a funny take on reality. The {{Tl|cn}} tag, which shouts out that "This assertion might not be true" on a website where all of the famous assertions are untrue, needs to be reserved for situations where it is actually '''especially''' funny to ask the reader to consider that. Russian Reversal is [[HTBFANJS|officially]] trite. Finally, there is nothing funny about the sentence, "The population at the 2001 census was 2,827." Nor much funny about your entire article. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>13:45 4-Sep-14</small>
: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!==
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== Seizure Page ==
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]] ==
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Since the original article was taken our of my userspace and mainspaced by someone else, I'd like it to be returned to my userspace at [[User:Meganeew/Siezure Page,]] please. Thank you. --{{User:Meganew/sigb}} 06:27, September 6, 2014 (UTC)
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:Which story? This one - [[Seizure]] - was created before you arrived here. I checked the edit history. There is no 'Siezure' page. --{{User:Romartus/sig2}} 08:22, September 6, 2014 (UTC)
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::[[User:Meganew/Seizure Page|I did it already]] {{User:Frosty/sig3}} 08:45, September 6, 2014 (UTC)
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:::OK. --{{User:Romartus/sig2}} 09:25, September 6, 2014 (UTC)
   
I thought I'd said this in the past but I might as well say it now. I like content warnings when done the right way. One of the best examples of this is the content warning on South Park. It's a very quick warning and shows a distinct lack of respect for the fact that it needs a warning. That splash of irreverence actually drew me into the show. I also recall that the Naked Gun series had a few gems in their end credits along these lines, and even Michael Jackson's ''Thriller'' referred to "...resemblance to any persons living, dead, or undead..."
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== That little edit in the Codeine article ==
   
Would I run the site without one if possible - yes. If we're going to have one would I make it as much of an indication of the site as possible? Absolutely.
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Hey Spike, I've added 'Codeine is also a replacement for [[female hygiene]]' but you removed it. It's okay.
   
As for the issues you're having with viewing - the images off shouldn't make an impact (and if they do they'll make an impact here but not when the content warning actually is in place - that uses real background html.) But let me know what issues you're having. I've tested across a few browsers and resolutions, but I'm aware that there's a chance I missed something. If it's in your CSS that's killing it, then that's a non-issue. Your site CSS shouldn't kick in until the content warning is dismissed. (Effectively it'll be fine once you've logged in.) {{User:PuppyOnTheRadio/sig3|12:12 30 Jan}}
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I'm writing here because maybe you didn't get it? Codeine is used in every vaginal itching medication. That was the pun. {{Unsigned|79.19.208.168}}
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:Write jokes, not riddles. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>02:15 7-Sep-14</small>
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::It's a riddle only if you are a pimply teenager. Keep your infantile fun then. [[Special:Contributions/79.17.75.54|79.17.75.54]] 12:48, September 7, 2014 (UTC)
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:I am neither. What this means is write a funny encyclopedic paragraph around your concept. Don't just state your concept. Don't do a rage-quit. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>12:58 7-Sep-14</small>
   
:I don't expect to prevail; but as the question is raised in a new place, I gave my opinion again. The whimsical approach is way too much about what we think about ourselves and not about the decision the reader has to make. On the CSS, almost all of my CSS is in <code>userContent</code> on my PC and thus takes effect for anything Uncyclopedia displays. But again, even when I disable my CSS, without images the text is light-light-light-gray on white. And disabling images should disable all downloads of images, whether through <code>[File:...]</code> or as a background image. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>12:47 30-Jan-13</small>
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== [[Blade Runner]] ==
::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>
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Hi Spike, I am not sure why you have edited out my addition to the Bladerunner page, as it seems that it wasn't removed intitially, at least for a year, so unless it is a unanimous decision, I don't see why you have removed it. It is possible that you have given it a separate page which I am not aware of. But if it has been removed and it is not unanimous, or was only unanimous when prompted and made as a suggestion (for removal), I can only see that as some intervention, which I will remark upon that I disapprove of.
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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Perhaps there is a simple explanation for this. Perhaps I am a bit quick to start thinking that this is malice. Maybe the world is 'changing' and we are being sucked into it. Either way, what was allowed once to stay, should be allowed altogether to stay. I hope you can appreciate this philosophy. No, come to think of it, it wasn't you, I think it might have been docilehippopotamus. --[[User:Reallybloodymental|Reallybloodymental]] ([[User talk:Reallybloodymental|talk]]) 21:41, September 13, 2014 (UTC)
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:Do you know how to use the '''History''' tab? If you are referring to [[Blade Runner]], my only edit there, 28-Mar-13, was to undo an anonymous editor, who made a section heading absurdly long and also added gassy text to the first paragraph of that section.
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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:Neither I nor any other experienced Uncyclopedian needs "unanimity" to revert Anon though if a revert war ensues, I'll ask another Admin, and if Anon seems to have a point, the process may involve more people. Nor does the fact that an edit got in, or stayed in for a period of time, mean it can never come out. The world changes, and tastes change. Just ask [[Chuck Norris]].
: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>
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:Yes, it is too quick to impute malice to a random edit, especially if you now think it was someone else. [[Uncyclopedia:Drama|Malice]] is easy to spot when it's real. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>21:51 13-Sep-14</small>
 
=== Content warning experiment ===
 
 
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}}
 
: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>
 
::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===
 
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}}
 
:Done, without addressing the subject issue. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>13:26 12-Mar-13</small>
 
 
==Template:Re-Write==
 
 
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)
 
: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>
 
::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]]==
 
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===
 
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>
 
: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.
 
: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>
 
::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)
 
 
==[[Rammstein]]==
 
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>
 
::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>
 
 
 
== Amy Winehouse ==
 
 
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}}
 
: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]] ==
 
 
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}}
 
: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]] ==
 
 
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)
 
 
== Hey SPIKE! :) ==
 
 
Oh yeah, I heard that you've become an admin from the other side/site, but I forgot to congratulate you... haha...
 
 
ahahaha...
 
 
Put the axe down...
 
 
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}}
 
: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}}
 
 
::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>
 
 
==Content warning==
 
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)
 
: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>
 
::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}}
 
 
== User page ==
 
 
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)
 
:May I also become an admin? [[User:Dannyboy1209|Dannyboy1209]] ([[User talk:Dannyboy1209|talk]]) 17:35, March 27, 2013 (UTC)
 
::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)
 
MAY I GET HELP WITH MY USERPAGE!!!!!!!!!!!! [[User:Dannyboy1209|Dannyboy1209]] ([[User talk:Dannyboy1209|talk]]) 15:53, March 28, 2013 (UTC)
 
:See my note on your talk page. {{User:Simsilikesims/sig}} 19:31, March 28, 2013 (UTC)
 
 
== Snippy ==
 
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]] ==
 
 
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}}
 
: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>
 
::[{{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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:Yes, it was {{U|Docile hippopotamus}}. He found that someone (you) had appended text '''after the end''' (even after the Categories) of an article '''that had won a writing competition''', and removed it, and I don't blame him. I don't believe that such articles are guaranteed immortality, as some of them are pretty crappy, but they are entitled to more protection than is your edit of it by virtue of merely having survived for two years. In any case, appending to an article that hangs together a completely different interpretation means the result '''does not hang together'''.
[[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)
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:Your text is now at [[Blade Runner (2012 Director's Cut)]]. Your initial note that "this second part...seems to have been removed in March, for reasons of a personal nature" is of no interest to the reader, is [[Uncyclopedia:Drama|drama]], and is gone. I recommend that you also get rid of the dumb lists, the reliance on YouTube videos, and the cum jokes. You may continue work on it in 24 hours when your ban expires. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>22:04 13-Sep-14</small>
:Tis done. {{User:Simsilikesims/sig}} 22:52, March 28, 2013 (UTC)
 
   
==Thanks==
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== Userpage ==
Thanks for the welcome! [[User:Arctangent|Arctangent]] ([[User talk:Arctangent|talk]]) 19:13, March 29, 2013 (UTC)
 
   
== Because I'm being paranoid… ==
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Was Kennyloh179 supposed to edit your user page because I reverted it. [[User:TempSwampert11|TempSwampert11]] ([[User talk:TempSwampert11|talk]]) 01:28, September 20, 2014 (UTC)
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:He was not, and thank you. About the only time you edit someone else's user page is if you have nominated them for a prize, there is a template you can put there to invite readers to vote for him. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>01:50 20-Sep-14</small>
   
…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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==Thanks!==
:Done. Thanks for thinking faster than the vandals. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>01:30 30-Mar-13</small>
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For editing the PLS page! What you added is really funny! {{User:Anton199/sig}} 10:28, September 27, 2014 (UTC)
   
==April Fool's prank==
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== Image licenses ==
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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Is changing a single pixel or flipping an image before uploading sufficient to count as 'Edited image by me, released into public domain (possible copyright pixels)'? Or should I not bother and just use 'Stolen and used without permission for the good of Uncyclopedia'? [[User:Ye Blacke Adder|Ye Blacke Adder]] ([[User talk:Ye Blacke Adder|talk]]) 09:10, September 29, 2014 (UTC)
: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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:The latter is fine. As long as the image isn't shock/pornographic, we're ok. If there are any other issues, Wikia deal with it or will contact the admins to solve the problem. --{{User:Romartus/sig2}} 09:32, September 29, 2014 (UTC)
::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
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::Please concentrate on the intent of the licensing rules rather than technical compliance. The author/photographer has put time/money/effort into producing his work — especially in the case, such as our famous Napalm photo, that it's notorious. If you are stealing it, please say so (with "Stolen and used") and make sure you are adding humor versus stealing that too. If all the humor was done by your victim, don't upload it at all but pick another way to have fun. Superficial transformations are a waste of time and don't change the creator's ownership of the photo. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>10:17 29-Sep-14</small>
: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>
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::PS--Looking at the one you most recently uploaded, and what you did with it, this is routine "fair use" for comedy of a news photo. {{User:SPIKE/signature}}<small>10:24 29-Sep-14</small>
::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}}
 

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

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

edit Template:VFDr

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

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

edit Knock-knock jokes

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

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

edit Super Smash Sises. Brawl on VFD

Hello Spike,

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

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

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

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

To Spike,

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

Do not hesitate to correct my mistakes

Also, please excuse my grammar

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


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

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

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

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

edit Add Bosnia to some templates

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

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

edit The Real Mai Shiranui

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

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

edit Your message about my page on saxton hale

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

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

edit Hans Brinker

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

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

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

edit Chaoarren

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

edit World Cup of Wikis

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

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

The rules of the competition:

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

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

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

edit Image you deleted

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

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

edit how?

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

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

edit Eclipse

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

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

edit Linux

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

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

edit User:Robbmeister X

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

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

edit Sprite bug

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

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

edit Newbie Reporting for Duty

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

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

edit Preteen

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

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

edit UnNews:Scottish campaigners request Australian help

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

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

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

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

edit Thanks for the tips Spike

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

edit Another protected UnSignpost! Sigh.

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

edit Navelism

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

edit Mulbarton, Norfolk

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

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

edit Seizure Page

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

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

edit That little edit in the Codeine article

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

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

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

edit Blade Runner

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

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

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

edit Userpage

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

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

edit Thanks!

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

edit Image licenses

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

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