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QVFD

I think I am unlucky, when it concerns redirects. I tried to list it right, but a real template still got deleted as well as the redirect. (I am talking about Template:Review template/Lite). Sorry. Anton (talk) Uncyclopedia United 13:37, December 31, 2013 (UTC)

This is my fault; I worked QVFD this morning not by reading QVFD but just by using the Change Summary. Your QVFD request is correct, but the Change Summary would have redirected through to the pointed-to page. Later, I actually read QVFD and huffed the desired redirect as well. Spıke ¬ 14:20 31-Dec-13

Three-day ban of Erectus123

There is a New Years tradition from the old country that when a user signs up on Christmas Eve, and sticks around until New Years writing stuff, that you don't cut off his head and toss the lifeless corpse off the battlements. Although that is fun. But, yeah, maybe just a little itty-bitty word of "Happy New Year" to our new friend may ease the pain of a SPIKE. Thanks, and do it for me if you won't do it for yourself. Come on, give him a Happy New Years. Give him a hug. I know you want to. And, to you too, Happy New Year!!! Aleister 17:22 31-12-13

But my goal here is to keep the team functioning, and to step in when one contributor, by failing to use his obvious gifts, pulls four others, including you, from their own contributions; not to think well of myself. Spıke ¬ 18:11 31-Dec-13
PS--I advised the other active Admins, as of two hours ago, that a ban of a good contributor might be forthcoming. He is not headless and can return in three days. By the way, the parting shot of accusing me of a king-of-the-mountain syndrome, and complaining that I was "not putting up" his Snowdon Pardoned (when all that happened is that no one stepped forward to splice his upload into his article) — time spent manipulating that could have been spent figuring out how to code correctly — was more of the same. Spıke ¬ 18:27 31-Dec-13

New Year's Day pardon

Please give Erectus a pardon, at least from the three month ban. He may have thought it was alright to answer my question. 2014 has dawned, and peace is upon the land. The guy has a good imagination, write's fairly well and uses interesting reference points, and was going full speed, he just needs some training and polish. C'mon, do this one, I think he'll make a good writer here. Aleister 13:07 1-1-14

He did not answer your question; he created a separate user name to evade the first ban and create new material. Four separate Uncyclopedians have tried to give him training and polish. That is not what he needs; he needs to listen and be bound by something other than his own need for attention. Therefore, he will not make a good writer here, not as good as the four others will be if they stop wasting time correcting his formatting and trying to communicate with a banned user. Spıke ¬ 14:51 1-Jan-14
Then if you don't want him here, at least write him a note on his talk page directing him to the fork. I'd be happy to do it if you don't mind. He came here Christmas Eve, wrote something like six UnNews (too many in that time but...he just came here Christmas Eve, like an elf or something, and needs a learning curve) and has good imagination. So if he wants to write for uncy, at least please let him do that there. Aleister 14:09 1-1-14
Don't you think that Erectus will be a bit less willing to learn on his mistakes and to learn his mistakes if he comes back in three months than right now? Anton (talk) Uncyclopedia United 17:24, January 1, 2014 (UTC)
Yup, it's now confirmed; SPIKE officially has no heart. Happy new year. Cat the Colourful (Feed me!) Zzz Sleeping Cat 17:27, 1 January, 2014 (UTC)
Cat, welcome back to our "broken shitsite," to quote one of your change summaries. Clearly Cat has no dog in this fight and you are seizing on the disagreement of the day to perform some signature trolling. Aleister, I do not need to repeat to you that using this website to obtain staffers for a competing website is a Terms of Use violation that we will vigorously enforce. Compare Steveyt0, who after a brief outburst nearby, has bounced back and found a comedy theme for his South Sudan not involving the turd hot dog. Spıke ¬ 19:38 1-Jan-14

Spike, don't you really think that 3 months is too long for a good contributor, who is willing to keep on contributing? Also, what concerns Cat's message, I am sure you do have a heart, only you don't like mixing personal feelings with an administrator's duty. Anton (talk) Uncyclopedia United 20:05, January 1, 2014 (UTC)

You pounce on him by giving him a two-hour window to fix an article or you will ban him, then you ban him, and when he tried to answer a question I had you ban him for three-months??? Aleister 20:29 1-1-14
Again: The three-month ban was for evading a ban with a sockpuppet. Just like the one just below. The original ban would already be half over, but he is no more willing to abide by the call of the Admin of the day than he was to learn and follow our formatting rules. Spıke ¬ 20:38 1-Jan-14

Please unban Erectus123. Porpous8484 (talk) 20:30, January 1, 2014 (UTC)

Correction: It is not clear that the above is a sockpuppet, perhaps only a new Uncyclopedian whose first edit is to take a position on someone else's situation. As we have had another now, probably a Darthpedian trying to exploit the disagreement. Cat, your post is reverted; trolling and speculation about my heart is detracting from the work of the website. Spıke ¬ 20:52 1-Jan-14

One-day ban of Steveyt0

I believe the current rules regarding graphic images are unfair, as whether or not a graphic image has comic validity is purely subjective. I believe the image did have comic validity as it is true that the people of North Africa are forced, on occasion, to eat human excrement. The object of the article is to lampoon South Sudan and for this reason I feel that the image was appropriate. I feel that to avoid confusion, graphic images should either be totally banned or they should be allowed.

Also your comments that the humour strategy of my article is to simply assert that everything in South Sudan is really shitty is untrue, the article is unfinished and does not yet include a number of subjects I aim to include in the article. It was also rude and unnecessary to accuse me of being "profoundly uncreative", especially when the article is not yet complete. The preceding unsigned comment was added by Steveyt0 (talk • contribs)

I acknowledge (1) that you think something unfair has happened to you, (2) that you think describing South Sudan with a shit sandwich was funny, (3) that you think I wasn't nice to you, and (4) that you think I should not have done anything without waiting until the article seemed to be finished. It will amaze you to learn that none of the above matters but only whether you can begin to write an article that will amuse the general (post-puberty) reader.
In fact, graphic images unrelated to comedy are not leaving immediately, though they are being phased out, and the subjectivity has been an issue between our artists and our webhosts. I stand by my statement that the comedy strategies of simply running down an article's subject (with or without recourse to the turd hot dog) and of focusing on the residents' skin color are "profoundly uncreative"; compare the recent Paraguay and Chile. Now, why don't you take the above into account (as you have already started to de-emphasize black skin) and not make it out as though I am the issue? Spıke ¬ 02:43 1-Jan-14

Southampton

I've given it a quick re-write which I think should save it. It would be a pity to see such an important City's article go. Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 19:40, January 1, 2014 (UTC)

Been reading it. (No hyphen in "hotly-debated", please; adverbs ending in -ly are an exception to the hyphen rule.) Yes, it should save it (after the obligatory 24-hour death watch). Spıke ¬ 19:43 1-Jan-14
Didn't write that particular bit but will change it. Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 19:52, January 1, 2014 (UTC)

A day in the life of a real Doctor

VFD or not? Seems too un-encyclopedic and random to me but maybe I'm missing something. Thanks. Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 12:09, January 2, 2014 (UTC)

I will vote Symbol delete vote Delete. Spıke ¬ 13:41 2-Jan-14

"Re-naming video uploaders" situation still happening?

I apparently just uploaded two videos onto Uncyc, according two uploads, which I did not do. Is this the same problem as before or something new? Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 12:17, January 2, 2014 (UTC)

I know of no new problem. When you edit an article with videos that Wikia wishes to upload and make available "more efficiently," it will log you as the uploader. Always consider whether said videos are there to support original comedy writing or the joy of making our readers watch a TV program the author found funny on its own. Spıke ¬ 13:41 2-Jan-14
I never used these videos (nor have I ever used videos for the purposes of keeping things original). It just randomnly put me in the upload log as uploading them (see for yourself). I have watched neither video but one has a pornographic title. Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 14:27, January 2, 2014 (UTC)
Please do not read statements such as my last as personal criticism! If you find that the article's text does not have original comedy that makes a compelling case for watching the video, do us the favor of ripping it out and listing it on QVFD as "orphaned by edit." Spıke ¬ 14:32 2-Jan-14
I didn't take it as a criticism I merely thought you implied I was using the videos, when I wasn't. I will find out what articles they belong to. If I had it my way, unless you personally made the video for the purposes of Uncyclopedia, then the video should be deleted on the basis that it is unoriginal humour. Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 16:10, January 2, 2014 (UTC)
I view the emphasis here as original writing and not television-watching, though as Wikia has spent some time on efficient hosting of video, this is hardly official policy. But you are right that relying on someone else's video for humor is as unwelcome as uploading a Motivational Poster to do an author's work for him. Spıke ¬ 16:16 2-Jan-14
Agreed. Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 16:25, January 2, 2014 (UTC)
Now, you have listed two videos on QVFD, but with an explanation that their users are on VFD. I should wait for the vote (or you should have waited before listing them), or you should edit the page and list the video as "orphaned by deletion" or something. I don't want to huff something on QVFD that will rip a hole in an article. Spıke ¬ 16:42 2-Jan-14
I did mention that they were unfunny and unoriginal though. Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 16:48, January 2, 2014 (UTC)

Just in case you did not notice that post

Did you mean to revert the comment below?....You talked about IPs' identities in your change summary, but this one was not connected to it and was not trolling. Anton (talk) Uncyclopedia United 17:13, January 2, 2014 (UTC)

I am satisfied to end that conversation with Aleister's remarks. Although my Change Summary concerned only IPs' unverifiable claims about their own and others' identity, the other IP's attempt to clarify his remarks or set the record straight or prosecute a social crusade — coming as it did just after a tedious trolling-fest in which hundreds of copies of a file were uploaded — need not be preserved. Separately, good work today in cleaning up and organizing articles here, and please do not take any more time off from it to advocate for Anon's alleged free-speech rights. Spıke ¬ 20:25 2-Jan-14

IQ

Hi Spike, the certificate illustration was not meant as bullying, sorry if I gave that impression. In fact, I am even proud of it that I am relatively good at spelling. I hoped people would find it funny that someone is proud of not very high scores, most people are very proud of high scores. Cheers. Flyingbird (talk) 19:20, January 2, 2014 (UTC)

It would have helped if you had not just specified a rights license but identified yourself as the artist. The problem is that the person named in that license is not a celebrity, we don't know who it is, and we don't know (even if you tell us) that that person does not mind being portayed as a double dolt (once for having low scores and again for thinking they are high). We take seriously defense of the website against uses that are or seem to be cheap shots against private persons (because seeming-to-be invites more of them). It would be better if you named a celebrity, and one known for intelligence (Hawking or Sagan) rather than a celebrity where the reader wonders if you're just calling him stupid. (Perhaps Joe Biden's out-of-the-blue citation of his IQ to an adversary makes him fair game, despite that concern, as it would at least be about something, although perhaps too subtle for the average reader.)
Separately, peruse Section 11 above where ScottPat and I discuss the limits of reliance on illustrations. Spıke ¬ 20:25 2-Jan-14
PS--Once, giving the history of the development of the Sunny D beverage, I invented (or remembered?) the name of someone I intended to be very fictional, and Wikia got a phone call demanding that it be taken out of the story, which I did. If it is a real person at all and that person consents on the use of the name, they may have second thoughts, as one person per week seems to want Uncyclopedia pages purged from the results of a Google search. Thus, such an illustration could be dropped later when you least expect it. Spıke ¬ 20:30 2-Jan-14
Hi SPIKE, Ok thanks for your explanation, I understand your concern. Keep up the good work. Cheers, Carol. Flyingbird (talk) 20:44, January 2, 2014 (UTC)

Paraguay

What is wrong with my edits? How are they unconstructive? I didn't write "penis penis penis"...ban? For cleaning stuff up and making it funnier? I thought this was a wiki anyone could edit. What gives? 185.25.253.24 15:14, January 3, 2014 (UTC)

Although of course done under multiple IPs, I found all your edits poor, including your link to Hoosegow, which I was amused to find we had one of, until finding that you created it too and it was nothing but a redirect; so you inserted a double redirect in the article.
There are many ways for an article to be funny, but it is basic respect to an author not to take an article being voted on and edit it to change its tone, especially toward the toilet. But what is basic respect when you and your pals are trying to manufacture the case that the website is not democratic and I personally am the problem? Spıke ¬ 15:40 3-Jan-14
What? I didn't change the article's tone. The article already said something about "bodily orifices", and I thought I would streamline the joke by making it another language, so it wouldn't stick out so much. And what do you mean about "pals"? 0.o I don't understand... 185.25.253.24 15:52, January 3, 2014 (UTC)
And why did you delete all my votes!? 185.25.253.24 16:18, January 3, 2014 (UTC)
I deleted no votes of 185.25.253.24, although I do not consider the vote on Paraguay legitimate, as it is double-counted and was briefly flipped to For to make a rhetorical point against the website. It is hard to know who "my" refers to, as you are obviously using multiple IPs. And committing ban evasion. Spıke ¬ 16:25 3-Jan-14
Spike, I hate to stir up this fuss anymore but at a quick glance through IP:185.2.138.125's changes to Paraguay they seem to be to improve it such as, "No one knows" instead of "Not even Wikipedia knows" as this stops us refering to the website we parody. I may be wrong and it may be vandalism but I would request that you review your decision to revert that particular IP's edits to Paraguay. Thanks. Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 17:45, January 3, 2014 (UTC)
No, even here, where I referred to Wikipedia because I was making a direct poke at material at Wikipedia, my text beats the old "no one knows" meme. Anon does not deserve half-a-loaf for feigning innocence and was not improving the article. Spıke ¬ 17:58 3-Jan-14
Point taken. Thanks for clearing that up. Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 18:04, January 3, 2014 (UTC)
In fact, I had used exactly the old meme until 21:29, 2013 December 28. Spıke ¬ 18:19 3-Jan-14

Editing My Own Talk Page

Apologies...total brain-fart from me, no malice or nefarious reasons were intended. Engage brain first Mr Giggle! KickAssAndGiggle (talk) 17:33, January 3, 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the explanation. Some users delete posts because they are not comfortable with their talk pages continuously growing (in which case the answer is to archive periodically, as I've done with mine). Then I peek in and wonder why you were never officially welcomed to the website! Spıke ¬ 17:36 3-Jan-14

Harlow

Is the first vote from you? If so, no sig??--LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 20:24, January 3, 2014 (UTC)

Yikes! It can happen. I've fixed it, thanks. Spıke ¬ 21:11 3-Jan-14

Impersonating admins

Is it impersonating an admin if done by another admin? Also, happy belated New Year! -- Simsilikesims(♀UN) Talk here. 03:57, January 4, 2014 (UTC)

Yes, but in your case, not the crowning move of a contempt-fest, and I can't ban you anyway. Hey, I didn't mean for you to pull another all-nighter here, but thanks anyway! Spıke ¬ 13:32 4-Jan-14

Jimbo Wales

After listening to him on RT I checked out his page and it is corny and childish. It should be deleted or completely rewritten IMHO because no article is better than a bad one.--Funnybony Icons-flag-th Agnideva-small.jpg AGT-logo-small.jpg 20:32, Jan 7

The page attracts cruft because Jimbo is thought to be a website meme and that is thought to be worth instant noobie points. Did You Know? is total cruft and I might clean it up. Ridiculing a celebrity with his own words is not original humor; if his own words are so dumb as to be funny, that's advocacy. Apart from that, the page doesn't seem VFD-worthy, though you are welcome to take it in. Spıke ¬ 22:15 7-Jan-14

Aaron Rodgers

Would you mind attempting a touch-up to this NFL player's page. It looks like a re-write could save it and as you've shown an interest in American Football before I thought you'd been the best man for the job! Thanks. Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 17:16, January 11, 2014 (UTC)

This page seems to be a running battle between a fanboy and a potty-mouthed detractor. I have done some baseline clean-up per our policy guidance, but unfortunately know nothing specific about Mr. Rodgers that I can convert to humor. Spıke ¬ 21:51 11-Jan-14

Changing skins

How to change skin from mono book to vector? I'm admin in tolololpedia --114.79.36.117 05:30, January 12, 2014 (UTC)

To change your skin on Uncyclopedia, select another in My preferences. To change the default skin on your wiki, ask the webhost to change $wgDefaultSkin in UserOptions.php. Spıke ¬ 13:50 12-Jan-14

Auburn, Nebraska

What can I do to make the article acceptable for you? Is there a reason that you're deleting it, or are you just doing it to be irritating? The preceding unsigned comment was added by Anonymoussy (talk • contribs)

I explained on your talk page that I had moved the article to your userspace, and I also explained what needed to be done to it to make it suitable for the main encyclopedia. Please do not keep re-creating it in the main encyclopedia, including under slightly different names, but work on the version in your userspace. Spıke ¬ 22:18 12-Jan-14
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