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Introduction joke

Thanks for the modification of the introduction and the picture, it's much better this way (I started this article 2 years ago but was too lazy to end it so I published it the way it is even though I had more ideas but no time to implement them). As a French contributor, this is the first time I write an article directly in English, I usually translate articles I originally made in French on Désencyclopédie. This is not a signature - WiiKend Magritte 20:04, November 14, 2013 (UTC)

Thank you! But I couldn't help noticing — The ending needs work too! Also, the article is written more like a comic book than an encyclopedia article. What you have would work better as a pictorial section of examples, after a funny explanation in prose. Romartus is our wizard in the Humanities and might be able to contribute with disastrous speeches throughout history. Spıke ¬ 20:23 14-Nov-13

USERNAME template abuse

I didn't say delete the Username template abuse article. This article is extremely funny, I was asking if the article can be on the category pages that look like the things they're about. The preceding unsigned comment was added by BetterSkatez2012 (talk • contribs)

I know you didn't say to delete it. The category does fit. If you like it, you had better vote to save it. It doesn't make the reader laugh; it either annoys him or confuses him. Spıke ¬ 03:50 17-Nov-13
Or, simply causes the infamous Facepalm. -- Simsilikesims(♀UN) Talk here. 03:54, November 17, 2013 (UTC)
No, in cases where the page works, I think it produces annoyance (maybe worry) rather than exasperation. Spıke ¬ 04:07 17-Nov-13

Ban of Aleister

Don't you think it's a little to much to ban an established user for two weeks because of a ban evasion? Apperantly, your point has been taken and Aleister started using the four tildes. It's natural for him to be a little irritated right now; After all, a two days ban wasn't really necessary. Please, consider removing the ban or changing the block settings. --Mimo&Maxus (Talk) 17:00, November 17, 2013 (UTC)

The original ban was a difficult decision, as is what to do about the star athlete who runs red lights, parks in the teachers' lot, and takes pride in flouting the most basic rules. The increment — when he cutely flouted the ban itself — was automatic. Yes, Aleister executed a standard signature, before hiding it, before hiding the entire message. This is more of the same, and it is simple ban evasion. He knows the rules; if anything, it is to continue to assert that it is simply improper to expect him to follow any of them. Spıke ¬ 19:51 17-Nov-13
Aleister probably would have conceded your point amicably if he wasn't thoroughly attacked throughout the messages (over a time stamp). In your message you belittle his style of interacting with users, berate him for fraternizing on talk pages, goad him for his "cutsie" behaviour, ridicule his free spirit, moan that he isn't dedicating his actions enough to writing and insinuate that he doesn't know how to behave by the most basic standards of group interaction. Why do you talk down to users like this? --ShabiDOO 17:52, November 17, 2013 (UTC)
Recall that the ban was not over a timestamp. The ban occurred after he replied to my request, admittedly not as timid and deferential as it could have been, with explicit contempt for the rule. Spıke ¬ 19:51 17-Nov-13
But he did not have the time to change his opinion. Anton (talk) Uncyclopedia United 20:18, November 17, 2013 (UTC)
Sorry to butt in, I just came across this thread at random. Guys, guys, guys, we're all friends here. There must be some way you fine gentlemen can find a middle ground and discuss these issues amicably? --Lucifuge Rofacale (talk) 03:32, November 18, 2013 (UTC)
The Cabal has decided that the most likely explanation is that we were pranked. The bans are off. Spıke ¬ 11:48 18-Nov-13

Ah, lovely. --Lucifuge Rofacale (talk) 07:16, November 19, 2013 (UTC)


My precious....Thanks for the help sorry my bad is English. Israel is here! Daemon Israel 13:17, November 18, 2013 (UTC)

You're welcome! Now, does the organization of this story mean that you really intend to set out a Greek version of history and a separate Turkish version? That will make the theme of the article a conflict that is not vital to the typical reader. I suggest a unified treatment, and deal with Greece vs. Turkey at most in a section that comes later. Spıke ¬ 13:24 18-Nov-13
actually there are 3 versions, first is the Greek version, second is the Turkish and third is the Real version. Israel is here! Daemon Israel 13:30, November 18, 2013 (UTC)
Then I beg you to follow my suggestion, as the typical reader is not intimate enough with the tasty Borek to want to read about it three different ways motivated by various national agendas. Spıke ¬ 13:54 18-Nov-13
Can i combine them together? Israel is here! Daemon Israel 14:00, November 18, 2013 (UTC)
You can do anything you want to. But a section in the form, "the Greeks say....but the Turks say....but the real story is" is equally likely to drown comedy in geopolitics that is not vital to us (especially readers in North America and Australia). Take the funniest stuff, make it flow, and make it seem superficially authoritative, rather than self-conflicted. An article where the authors are fighting among themselves can be done right, but it's hard, especially in a foreign language. It may be lost on the reader. Spıke ¬ 14:13 18-Nov-13
but borek isn't Israeli humor... and all the jokes are translatable, And this is really like this its an actual parody to everyone that copying each other and saying that its their invention. Israel is here! Daemon Israel 15:19, November 18, 2013 (UTC)
Well, bring it on and let's see how it works. Spıke ¬ 15:27 18-Nov-13
To extend the joke, we also have the Italian Calzone, the apple turnover (which can become the American Apple pie quite easily), and the Australian meat pie floater (which is a meat pie suspended in pea soup).                               Puppy's talk page09:12 pm 18 Nov 2013
What you have now (History from Greek to Roman) doesn't depend on a nation's claim to have invented it. Perhaps have a single rendition of the classical history, followed by a section on competing claims to have invented the "modern borek." Spıke ¬ 21:18 18-Nov-13

Featured Articles

When I was adding a link to Chunkles article I came across this article. It is full of ancient examples (Kitten Huffing) which predate nearly everyone who is on here these days - bar Sannse. We can either update it or link straight to Uncyclopedia:Best of. Or perhaps a disambiguation page. What do you think? --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 13:13, November 19, 2013 (UTC)

That is a bit of navelism that breaks no new ground but revels in past accomplishments — like the rock song that merely serves as a container for titles of previous hits — and slides an opinion into the Intro that no one who has been featured as I have is equally worthy. I think that anyone who clicks on this wants to see Best Of; I also think that "How to write a FA" (that is, how not to concentrate on humor and quality but on winning a vote) should be a non-goal. However, courtesy to Gerard, Lyons, et al. requires a vote at VFD.
Separately, does my new Potter Stewart have enough to amuse a non-American? Spıke ¬ 13:24 19-Nov-13
I've amended the redirect from Featured article to UN:BEST, given the above. Most of the other links to this page are from non-content spaces. Given there is some value (relating to 2005/06 Uncyc?, and it's not poorly written, I'd rather this were moved to Uncyclopedia:Featured article (with the friendlier capitalisation and non-pluralism). This could be done without VFD process. The individual couple dozen links I'd then look at to determine which page would be more appropriate to link to, as I'd rather not leave a redirect from content to non-content space behind.                               Puppy's talk page08:06 am 20 Nov 2013
Better. Spıke ¬ 12:38 20-Nov-13

Potter Stewart

Works for me - purely because “I know it when I see it” was a large enough gaffe that it pervaded my consciousness, despite not knowing the originator. Even without that prior knowledge I think it would still translate. “…smoke but not inhale…” and “…cowboy president…” may not translate quite as well. Early life starts a little randumbo, but comes back fairly quickly, so not enough to demand changing, but I would encourage it. The 2012 tax bill I know nothing about, but Australia had a recent Carbon Tax/Pricing Scheme - which I feel the misnomer there was more on the use of “carbon” instead of “carbon emissions”, rather than the tax aspect. I wanted to see something along the lines of “I don't know much about art, but I know what I like” in there as well. Hope that answers the bulk of your simple question.                               Puppy's talk page08:46 am 20 Nov 2013

Thank you for your review! which I gave a straight title for the benefit of drive-by readers. To the contrary, the balanced references to Clinton and G.W.Bush are sufficiently announced as American to hope to buy forbearance from readers elsewhere, and the stuff that seems random is in fact a close parallel to the Wikipedia biography and not random at all (his mother was born "Harriet Potter") to people who knew this stuff more than I did. Americans are the target audience, though let me create a redirect at I know it when I see it. The "tax bill" is Obama-care, which is still very much on the public mind here, though this paragraph may want to be rewritten once we forget how much furniture at the Supreme Court had to be upended to uphold it. Spıke ¬ 12:21, 12:38 20-Nov-13
Ah - knowing the Harriet Potter reference is accurate changes that completely. It also adds weight to the Sturm and Drang/Durmstrang/Skull and Bones line, which I really like. Maybe naming the reference to Obama care would help those not as au fait with US politics - and hopefully add more longevity, as there is a potential that Obama care will be completely forgotten as soon as Obama is no longer in office.                               Puppy's talk page05:32 pm 20 Nov 2013


Hi Spike. You're the user I mostly talked to, and you told me to let you know if I was taking a "leave" from Uncy so here it is. I don't want to stop contributing, especially now that I found something useful to do, but for personal reasons I've got to go! I'll be back though, even if that's going to be in a year or two (JK, you'll probably see me editing again in a few more months). So, please, kiss everyone else for me, and... See ya', I guess! --Mimo&Maxus (Talk) 15:39, November 22, 2013 (UTC)

Who is she Spıke ¬ 15:44 22-Nov-13
Seriously, thank you for faithful daily poopsmithing of VFD, and for your photo collaboration on various articles. And hurry up back; bail is easier to obtain than you may think. Spıke ¬ 16:17 22-Nov-13
What kind of woman would go out with a poopsmith?                               Puppy's talk page09:34 pm 24 Nov 2013


Could you take a look at this article and decide whether it deserves to be nommed on VFD as I am not sure? Thanks. Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 22:35, November 23, 2013 (UTC)

It is blatant vanity by sporadically active Admin Mordillo, the Chief Justice's only role being to put it on VFD and take it back off again. Go for it and see if you still think I am ban-happy. Spıke ¬ 00:04 24-Nov-13

Nearly 5 years ago… was planted on the front page without a successful VFH vote (but after an unsuccessful one 11 months prior). It had a hidden FA template stamped on it, which makes it appear on any system generated list of features. It also means due to admin dickery at the time it is protected ad infinitum from editing, or for VFD nomination. It has had its time as an in-joke, and was never a very good one at that. Can you remove the FA status from it, given it had never earned it, so I can add it to VFD?                               Puppy's talk page09:32 pm 24 Nov 2013

It is de-protected (retains its protection against new users and Anon based on FA) and you can nominate it. I'm inclined to vote Keep based on the history on the talk page. I don't have (nor want) fonts installed by which to actually see either snowman, but anyone who manages to type it deserves what he gets. Spıke ¬ 21:46 24-Nov-13

I love what you've done with the place

I've never edited much here, but I've always been of the opinion that Uncyclopedia should be more like Wikipedia. Keep up the good work! 00:57, November 25, 2013 (UTC)

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