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edit Should UnNews:Archive be deleted?

This page links to a lot of categories that you emptied and deleted when you deleted the UnNews month, date, and year stamp. It is also a link on the UnNews masthead. Looking back, I think the UnNews month and year stamp was useful, but not the date stamp. Since there has not been an UnNews created every day, there were useless empty categories because of the date stamp, which I understand led to the change. But there have been UnNews for every month. Also, I would like to create a Recent UnNews category, but am not sure how to go about it. I am thinking adding something in the currently featured UnNews templates might do the trick. Alternatively, using CURRENTMONTHNAME in a template might select articles already in the category for the correct current month if they were categorized by month and year. -- Simsilikesims(♀GUN) Talk here. 04:40, April 12, 2016 (UTC)

How about just an automatically generated extension of the 'Latest Headlines' column? It gives the date of the article and the headline, which is what browsers would be interested in. That way it is easy to cross reference a historical event to see if it was covered.  EStop Easy button 06:12, April 12, 2016 (UTC)
Yes. The right way to get a list of recent UnNews articles is not through a new category that pages enter and exit implicitly, but to use DPL on Category:UnNews and with dates of interest, as {{Main headlines}} does to get the Latest Headlines on the Front Page. Spıke Radiomicrophone10:24 12-Apr-16
Unfortunately, I don't know how to set up/ use DPL. -- Simsilikesims(♀GUN) Talk here. 07:25, April 13, 2016 (UTC)
{{Main headlines}} puts it through many of its paces. But why don't we tackle first things first: What do you want to do with this new category? Spıke Radiomicrophone11:03 13-Apr-16
I was going to use it on the Curated Main Page for mobile since it seems that page cannot be deleted (see portability.wikia.com for more details on the Curated Main Page). Apparently, DPL doesn't work in mobile reader mode, since the UnNews main page cannot be featured (unsupported page type)on the Curated main page, nor can any other page (VFH, VFD) that uses DPL. Wikia has a strange idea of what mobile users want. Also, UnNews:Archive references a bunch of empty categories, and has no other content - this page should be redone by someone who knows what they are doing. -- Simsilikesims(♀GUN) Talk here. 15:57, April 14, 2016 (UTC)
When I type http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/?useskin=wikiamobile, I see a main page that has {{RecentUnNews}} that looks current. I update this manually with the 15 most recent UnNewses, excluding total crap. Likewise, {{Recent}} is the newest new articles, excluding total crap. I think the Featured Article system depends on DPL, but these two templates don't. So there is some "recent" material we could put on the mobile main page.
Looks like I broke UnNews:Archive with my category deletions. However, if the monthly categories were not deleted, their only contents would be the daily subcategories that no one is still interested in creating.
Separately, EStop has emailed me this morning that he is continually unable to save any edit; no response page comes up and RecentChanges does not show that the edit got in. Spıke Radiomicrophone16:33 14-Apr-16
PS--UN:AAG is another page in the style of a remote-control app, but it is chock-full of DPL. Spıke Radiomicrophone16:42 14-Apr-16

edit Edit conflict

Struggling a bit with edits tonight Spike, keep edit conflicting myself every time I hit save. It may be the internet here, once my chit runs out I'll hotspot my phone, hopefully it will go away.  EStop Easy button 19:17, April 13, 2016 (UTC)

Definitely get your chit together. I have seen the purge bug today about half the time editing pages in UnNews. This is the bug I mentioned on User talk:Romartus (now archived). Wikia seems to have upped our priority for a day or so, so that our edits don't just register but are immediately visible, but now it's back to normal. As you can see on his page (not archived), I was not impressed with "Long John Silver" but after I saw you were, I did up a graphic on the Front Page. Yes, you undid your post but I thought I would reply anyway; that's not a Wikia bug. Spıke Radiomicrophone19:23 13-Apr-16
It was worse, not only were some of my edits subject to self-conflict (and seemingly auto-revert, I only refreshed my edit after the conflict message. The revert was an attempt to bring the text back), but I was kicked out regularly and had to log in a couple of times to complete my edit. Long John Silver is Brit-centric, i.e. 'you had to be there' I guess. The article was in the style of an absolute genius Blackadder show of a medieval general election that was mashed with modern commentary, broadcast during a real election. One would need that background to see the angle and imagine the characterizations. The sketch itself would be right up your street! The pirate angle (he got there first, dammit!), hiding money offshore... as they do, and appropriate mud-slinging from the period was great.  EStop Easy button 21:24, April 13, 2016 (UTC)
Uncyclopedia logged me off once yesterday, but logged me back on with the next page I viewed.
A friend introduced me to Blackadder during my work at the client site, and I enjoyed both the comedy and the fact that it related to current events. This friend educated me on Spitting Image as well. Long John Silver mapped the Panama Papers onto a fable, which is all right, I guess, but it left me feeling that it needed something more to be more than an encoded retelling of the real news. Again, once I saw it got the job done with its target audience, I put it right up. Clearly, there are clever secondary linkages all over the place that I missed. Spıke Radiomicrophone21:36 13-Apr-16
It was a pity Spitting Image finished. It had run its course, and was replaced by a new trend in news satire. The long list of writers and impressionists became television stars in their own right afterwards, it was a moment in time. Apparently it was a lot of time and therefore cost making the puppets and animating them. Red Dwarf, Have I got News For You, Rory Bremner, Alan Partridge are all from that stable. There was an attempt to resurrect it using CGI but it did not work. I think the daft puppets really added to the characatures.  EStop Easy button 21:54, April 13, 2016 (UTC)
There was something on ITV that tried a different approach (name of the show escapes me) but it wasn't funny. Comedy shows work best with a roster of writers. Regards Long John Silver, I was inspired by Private Eye magazine as a source with their use of nursery stories to re-tell a current news story (i.e. Prince Charming in trouble again etc in a story relating to the Windsors). I might add Private Eye publishes next week so I will be interested if they have a funnier take on the story than I managed. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 20:14, April 14, 2016 (UTC)
Yes, I remember that vaguely. Private Eye is essential current affairs material, we insist joiners bring the latest edition, as well as Viz, as our Chief Engineer is a regular crossword winner (too much time on his hands... erm). I think Private Eye's Nick Newman and Ian Hislop were also writers for Spitting Image.  EStop Easy button 05:26, April 16, 2016 (UTC)
The spam filter is being activated by typing g*y at the minute Spike, so have not been able to vote for deletion one of the articles. Sorry I do not know how to fix that. Editing issue has been fixed though.  EStop Easy button 05:47, April 16, 2016 (UTC)

Welcome back! Yes, it was activated when I nominated it. Editing the entire page is a solution. Spıke Radiomicrophone12:46 16-Apr-16

Ah, of course, thank you.  EStop Easy button 13:10, April 16, 2016 (UTC)

edit UnNews:Czechia says "Ne" to Republic

And there I was thinking the majority may be Czech Democrats... Drawing on your analysis, surely we need to reconsider the limitations of the ‘United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland’. Perhaps the ‘United Pending Scotland’s Next Referendum Result Kingdom Of Fair To Middling Britain Pending EU Referendum and Northern Ireland’ — you know, cover all bases.  EStop Easy button 11:07, April 17, 2016 (UTC)

Ooh! I shall add something to that effect, straight away. Spıke Radiomicrophone12:28 17-Apr-16

Haha! Excellent! I have the weight here for the rest of the day. Enjoy!  EStop Easy button 13:14, April 17, 2016 (UTC)

edit Deletions

If you're going to delete all my contributions, then it's pointless me contributing. Pharmakeus (talk) 15:42, May 2, 2016 (UTC)

If this concerns your contribution at Ich Bin Ein Celebrity Juden, Get Me Out Of Here!, please read UN:LIST. You added a section with a list of the same joke told eight different ways. In addition, this was a Featured Article, voted to appear on our main page, and these are assumed not to need new help being funny (and especially new help being unfunny). In fact, your 1-May work was a rapid-fire sequence of vandal-quality edits with no Edit Summaries that were of uniformly low quality, ranging from additions that qualified as wisecracks to adding two large paragraphs of gibberish at Kenny McCormick, and I blocked you for 8 hours, indicating that it would be better if you sobered up before continuing. Spıke Radiomicrophone17:18 2-May-16

edit Deleting template

Hi, what's the deleting template? I dunno, and don't want to read that all English stuff. Cheers! User:Suchareq/podpis 23:36, May 7, 2016 (UTC)

Apologies for replying in English. Do not put a template inside a page and expect anyone to notice. List a page on QVFD if there are reasons for quick administrative deletion (such as, you created it in error). If it is an established page and you simply don't like it, nominate it at UN:VFD. Spıke Radiomicrophone00:04 8-May-16

edit An old acknowledgement

Open source comedians! This link is from August 2015 but I hadn't seen it. The page link is for The Spoon version. http://www.wow247.co.uk/2015/08/17/best-satire-sites/ --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 09:17, May 11, 2016 (UTC)

They list us last among their 9 Ingenious Satire Sites, as our frame of being "another Wikipedia" leads them to regard us as niche humor. Are we one big inside joke? (Humor for readers who want to see Wikipedia being ridiculed) Spıke Radiomicrophone13:25 11-May-16
Inside joke or an Inside Job! My name is Jimbo Wales! --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 16:22, May 11, 2016 (UTC)

edit What's worth salvaging on Freddy Krueger?

I think the Muppet bit is a good thread to follow; though I don't know how long that can last, right now it's just a brief aside to a bunch of scat, gay rape jokes and typos. I wasn't sure if blanking the page except for a sentence or two would require listing at VFD, and this is definitely an article we should have, even if it mostly sucks right now. Irritable of contents (talk) 03:11, May 13, 2016 (UTC)

Nothing is worth saving; please take it to VFD and start work on a replacement. Spıke Radiomicrophone08:32 13-May-16

Sorry about blanking the page I wasn't sure if I was supposed to wait til after the vote closed to change it. Do you think the replacement stub I've been working on is any good? Irritable of contents (talk) 19:54, May 13, 2016 (UTC)

You are allowed to improve the page while it is under ballot, not vandalize it entirely unless you win the ballot. The replacement page is starting nicely. Comb the existing page to see if there are any useful comedy concepts amid the cruft; also check at WP:Freddy Krueger. I see quickly that there has been a Franchise Reboot and an adaptation to a video game. Once you have a decent page, you could hijack these concepts to tug your material in any desired additional directions. Spıke Radiomicrophone20:39 13-May-16
Thanks for your help organizing the replacement article, even more so than apostrophes, dividing things better into more closely connected paragraphs and sections is something I really need to work on. Irritable of contents (talk) 00:50, May 21, 2016 (UTC)
You're welcome; I added the section headings merely because your run of text was too long without visual distractions. But a good section organization can also show you what the article is missing and what aspects of the character to work on next. It can also show whether any text is mis-placed, and correcting that can result in a smoother read. Spıke Radiomicrophone01:14 21-May-16

edit The Big Bang Theory (TV series)

SPIKE, why is it that whenever I post something it is immediately deleted, yet the rest of the article (which I also posted, btw) which is along the same lines is not? Why not just delete the entire article and let somebody you like take over? Haven't you got anything better to do than cyberbullying? The preceding unsigned comment was added by 67.247.51.135 (talk • contribs)

Accusing an admin of cyberbullying when he is simply adminning is not a smart thing to do, because the next thing that will likely happen is a Ban. We would have given you more of an explanation had you actually bothered to register with a user name. Besides, we have procedures for deleting articles around here, and admins don't just delete established articles because they don't like them. Instead, the article is placed on VFD for a vote. If your contribution was deleted, it was probably because it made a bad article worse, or was inconsistent with the rest of the article in some way. Meanwhile, read our "ignorable" policies, it will give you something to do while you wait out your ban. -- Simsilikesims(♀GUN) Talk here. 03:37, May 14, 2016 (UTC)
If you are the original author, as you claimed on the article's talk page with additional insults, you should have logged in with your original username. Otherwise, we have no way to know who you are. A patroller does not always see whether the entire article is of poor quality; I merely looked at your edits and saw that they were of poor quality. Spıke Radiomicrophone04:04 14-May-16

edit UnScripts:The West Wing Season 1 Episode 20: The Bridge Between Our Noses

Hey. I remember promising a rewrite of the article within a few days' time to appeal to a more general audience, but I've run into some writer's block. I've made some changes, but the problem is nowhere near fixed. Is there any advice you can give me to keep the page alive?

Thanks!-- Princelogo [The user formerly known as Makefolkslaugh] 22:04, May 15, 2016 (UTC)

Again: I don't watch the show. I told you what I think it needed. Am not going to finish it for you. We have other examples of fanfiction, "Scripts I wish they had written," awaiting a vote for deletion. Good luck with the others you have asked. No one is moving to delete yours before you can finish it. Spıke Radiomicrophone22:46 15-May-16

edit Abuse filter

Hi. I'd like to apologize for my poopsmithing absence which forced you to do it yourself. I kept forgetting about it, but I'll now try to fix that.

There's a problem - abuse filter did not let me poopsmith "Trans-Brazilian HighGAYway" article, because it found the word "GAY". Maybe you should make the filter bypass users which have rollback privilege? Expert 3222 00:34, May 22, 2016 (UTC)

Oh, it's worse than that; I gave Irritable of contents the obligatory 24-hour ban when he elected to do your job for you! I don't know what software is blocking "GAY" but it is not the old Regex filter that I got tired of (as it coached our vandals on exactly what vandalism they were being punished for, which led to evasions). It affects me too. The only way I could even vote or close the ballot is to edit the entire page instead of that specific section. It seems to be triggered on that word appearing in the Edit Summary, even as the section heading. If this work-around does not work for you, I can see to it later. Welcome back! Spıke Radiomicrophone00:41 22-May-16
By the way, to quibble, it is not Special:AbuseFilter but some sorcery at Wikia. Spıke Radiomicrophone00:43 22-May-16

It worked. Thanks! Expert 3222 00:51, May 22, 2016 (UTC)

edit The Freemasons are after us

See my exchange on this page with Evil Empire representative - Brandon Rhea about another devil backed conspiracy - The Masons! Seems someone there has taken exception at Uncyclopedia's article about them. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 12:58, May 27, 2016 (UTC)

Already documented in Worst 100 Reflections on 2016, and I am in after you with a little clean-up on the page. Spıke Radiomicrophone13:01 27-May-16
Yes. The actual article on the page is a bit so-so, that needs a lot improvement. Will do. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 13:08, May 27, 2016 (UTC)
One of several pages set upon by youngsters with the goal not to make it funny but to make it relate to masturbation. Spıke Radiomicrophone13:16 27-May-16
All praise to Onan. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 13:27, May 27, 2016 (UTC)

edit Spike

Are you a dog? You've got such a comical name. What species are you? I ain't no troll. 68.100.225.166 21:03, May 27, 2016 (UTC)

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