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edit Georges Danton

I see you ran with that idea! Good work, guess we need a couple of more pix.--LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 10:44, September 8, 2016 (UTC)

Yes, that was fun; thanks for the excuse to read up on the French Revolution! Spıke Radiomicrophone13:39 8-Sep-16

edit "Discussions" feature

It looks like Wikia is planning to replace Forums with something called Discussions in the not so distant future. More details here: Introducing Discussions (Wikia) One thing I can see that will be helpful with the new Discussions feature is that it will be easier to lock discussion topics. I am not sure if mobile compatibility will be helpful with our site or not, since we do not get many mobile editors here, but we may get more mobile readers than we think. (It looks like Wikia is really pushing those tablet devices!) Unlike many wikis that are based on movies, toys, or entertainment topics, we don't have a waiting period until new content comes out, so that part is largely irrelevant to us, as speculation on "new features" or "new releases" is completely pointless on a humor wiki. -- Simsilikesims(♀GUN) Talk here. 23:04, September 9, 2016 (UTC)

Oh, joy, another new way to enable us to do what we have been doing in a different way for eleven years.
Wikia famously claims (was it on your site visit?) that half the accesses are through mobile devices (except for Puppy, who can't get his to work).
The problems cited by Wikia for Forums include mobile (which doesn't mean you can't use a Forum with a mobile browser, but that it isn't as smooth as using an app) and the fact that site search still sucks, and doesn't search Forums at all. (Fix it!) (Is this even true?)
No, we are not dealing with movies that are not out yet, but we have the same need for a place for meta-text (such as conversations on how to improve things), and article talk pages and Forums work fine.
Cristina, meanwhile, mistakes correlation for causation and claims that Discussions induces readers to become more active on the wiki, when an equally plausible explanation is that readers predisposed to become more active are the ones who use Discussions. The War On Drugs uses the same illogic. The big benefit of Wikia is that it keeps so many control freaks and fuzzy thinkers from going up to Sacramento and writing their impulses into state law to further grind California to a halt. Spıke Radiomicrophone12:47 10-Sep-16

edit Javascript question

In our Common.js we have a function to allow viewing specific template element only when user in a sysop, using css display parameter. The code is as follows:

function EKNuke() {
    1 == inGroup("sysop") && $(".nuke").css("display", "inline")

How do I make it also work for content moderators (content-moderator group name)? I tried using || in the parenthesis, but it didn't work. I don't understand what 1 == does (probably some sort of if, but I don't know how exactly it works). Expert 3222 21:25, September 13, 2016 (UTC)

In this environment, there is no inGroup(), so I can't tell you what parameters yours accepts. The MediaWiki object is wgUserGroups, which is an array of strings listing the groups the user is a member of. I don't know what it has for content moderators, but a content moderator could probably tell you.
The 1 == seems like a perverse way to code if/then. If the first element were 0 (because you are not in the group "sysop"), then JavaScript would know it is unnecessary to evaluate the second element to find the result of && and would not call $(). That's all I can do for you. Spıke Radiomicrophone00:04 14-Sep-16

Thanks for your explanation. I have managed to primitively recode it. It works for me if I enter this in the browser console.

function EKNuke() {
    var isSysop = wgUserGroups.indexOf("sysop");
    var isContentModerator = wgUserGroups.indexOf("content-moderator");
    if (isSysop != -1 || isContentModerator != -1) {
        $(".nuke").css("display", "inline");

Is everything right? Expert 3222 19:57, September 15, 2016 (UTC)

Have also found inGroup() function:

function inGroup(a) {
    var b = 0;
    for (i in wgUserGroups) wgUserGroups[i] == a && (b = 1);
    return b

Expert 3222 19:58, September 15, 2016 (UTC)

Actually, probably just adding another line with 1 == inGroup("content-moderator") && $(".nuke").css("display", "inline") would work. And sorry for spamming your talk page, you can move this to mine if you want. Expert 3222 20:14, September 15, 2016 (UTC)

I always like using if when one means if. You seem to have found content-moderator separately. Performing a variable assignment as a side-effect of a conjunction means cryptic coding remains, even after the cryptic coding you cleaned up! Spıke Radiomicrophone20:16 15-Sep-16
for (i in wgUserGroups) if (wgUserGroups[i] == a) { return true };
return false;

edit Request for generational articles

Since we already have a great article on Baby boomers, do you think it'd be possible for you to create an article on Generation X, or possibly even Millennials? Wikipedia and other website are ripe with comedy strategies.--HolUp (talk) 00:48, August 26, 2016 (UTC)

It would even be possible for you to create it, at which time asking for a review might lead to collaborations. On my own list is a save of Rush Limbaugh from VFD; then a new user correctly noted that a lot of Greece is ranty and mean-spirited, though his stuff was no better. This all occurring after I appeal to Wikia about the fact that a lot of our JavaScript broke yesterday, and maybe another try to get them to debug Login so it works with my preferred PC despite its legacy browser. Spıke Radiomicrophone14:11 26-Aug-16
I am hoping to have something on Breitbart at the Alt.Right comedy website. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 17:12, August 26, 2016 (UTC)
Yikes! But no less promising than asking me to write about Millennials.... Spıke Radiomicrophone17:14 26-Aug-16

I'd say the alt-right in general deserve an article of their own. They're making waves.--HolUp (talk) 23:44, August 26, 2016 (UTC)

Hillary Clinton has made it an issue, chiefly to play guilt-by-association against Trump, as never seems to be done against her and the contributors to the Clinton Family Tip Jar. I don't think the KKK or David Duke are making real news, but in any case, the term has begun "trending" and we ought to have an article. Just mind Poe's Law! Spıke Radiomicrophone14:56 27-Aug-16

edit Millennials

I've began an article here. Feel free to provide suggestions.--HolUp (talk) 20:04, September 20, 2016 (UTC)

A good start, you beat me to post it on {{Recent}}. As always, I would restructure the Intro to have a better chance of hooking the reader. The comedy point of the first paragraph — that millennials have a series of traits, or else they don't — is good, but very non-committal. Appearing first, it makes the reader wonder whether the page has a point to make or whether it is going to be filled with dithering. Avoid the list of synonyms in the first sentence, though you might have a similar sentence later on regarding other things they are called. Even here, it would be better if you did not rely on the mere listing to be funny by itself but fleshed it out. For instance, what is the implication of the synonym? Is it ironic and really not true at all? Also, your table seems to make the point (over and over) that the way Millennials are treated leads to perverse results. This might also be better done drawn out into prose. (The full scolding is at UN:LIST.)
Some of this material is simply documenting how ridiculous Millennials are. Although a lot of sentences make me nod and sympathize, but sometimes there is absolutely no humor added. With Millennial sexual practices (another list), I felt you were cataloguing and not writing humor. EStop has written several articles about Yorkshire towns and Yorkshire yuppies, but he goes into such detail (what they drive, what they order at restaurants) that it gives texture to it. You need anecdotes with rich detail.
Delving into the History section, there is another list — a long one — full of events (wars, blowjobs, etc.) from around 2000. Another thing that is missing is any notion of how these events led to the dysfunction of an entire generation. (Don't let it read as though you are speculating; make firm assertions, even if on analysis they are outrageous.)
Finally, avoid contractions (they're) and avoid "encyclopedia clichés" such as "is known to be." Keep going! Spıke Radiomicrophone20:42 20-Sep-16

edit Korean in North Korea

I don't see what is wrong with not having korean in North Korea article. Qwertyxp2000 the second (talk) 01:03, October 4, 2016 (UTC)

Inserting foreign text, and especially foreign text in a foreign alphabet, in the English-language Uncyclopedia will not be funny to the typical reader. Spıke Radiomicrophone01:10 4-Oct-16
With this Korean insertion you were saying, I understand, but I don't yet understand the bit of grammar clarification I done with SpongeBob article. Qwertyxp2000 the second (talk) 21:48, October 5, 2016 (UTC)

I don't see what is wrong with my edits. Some are just grammar corrections, others are just adding some other stuff. is just fine. Qwertyxp2000 the second (talk) 01:04, October 4, 2016 (UTC)

It was clear that the antecedent of "being" was "SpongeBob's house" without the extra words that you added. Spıke Radiomicrophone01:10 4-Oct-16
I found it was not clear. And using the revert rollback tool is more scary to the user than the undo tool. Qwertyxp2000 the second (talk) 21:47, October 5, 2016 (UTC)
Do keep in mind that using the rollback tool is more scary to the user than it is to use the usual undo tool. Please only consider using the rollback tool for obvious vandalism. All of my edits were just not vandalism whatsoever. Qwertyxp2000 the second (talk) 21:51, October 5, 2016 (UTC)

edit Palm Springs

I don't believe the IP was clearly vandalizing the article, but rather was more likely an immature lad, the type that thinks "gay" makes everything funny. As a result, I have changed the block from 2 weeks to 1 day. -- Simsilikesims(♀GUN) Talk here. 08:48, October 4, 2016 (UTC)

No problem. Although my Ban Reason repeated "Gay, really gay," also creating three other sections in this article, one sentence apiece, was a separate hint that he was writing to amuse himself as opposed to anyone else. Spıke Radiomicrophone15:21 4-Oct-16
The young often don't realize that what amuses them (and perhaps a few of their friends) does NOT necessarily amuse a wider audience. (That's where HTBFANJS comes in.) Besides, when I started here, my writing was very unfunny. My first article (you can probably find a reference to it on my user page) was huffed within the same day, but I wasn't banned for writing a 2 paragraph article that was really dumb, I was pointed to HTBFANJS and the Beginner's Guide. -- Simsilikesims(♀GUN) Talk here. 03:34, October 5, 2016 (UTC)

edit Abuse filter

How do I edit the abuse filter settings? I am considering blocking additions to articles with US phone number formats that include area code. Along with that, we should probably warn users trying to use large numbers of more than ten digits about nonsense numbers that way.---- Simsilikesims(♀GUN) Talk here. 22:50, October 7, 2016 (UTC)

I hope you mean "on another wiki" as this wiki has had no such additions in a long time. Most edits that are advertisements tout a website rather than a phone number, and such problems as we have are better handled by patrolling than by robot. Nonsense numbers in particular suggest being stuck to babble and gibberish while perhaps on the road to Funny, and here too, human contact is probably better.
Anyway, Special:AbuseFilter calls up the index; I have modified abuse filters by imitation, trial, and error, and have never found a help file on them. Edit an Abuse Filter right after seeing an edit you think should be filtered, and after saving your new Filter, use the button to test it against the last 100 edits to make sure it catches the edit and doesn't catch any other edit. US phone numbers can be formatted in a lot of different ways, and there is no longer any way to guess that a three-digit number is an area code. You should escape all special characters in a search pattern (by preceding them by backslash) as many of these may have special meanings as in GREP. Spıke Radiomicrophone23:15 7-Oct-16

edit Count Dooku

My rewritten article on Count Dooku is finished. Can you mainspace it? (I don't have the power to move pages)--HolUp (talk) 03:42, October 9, 2016 (UTC)

This is done. Using UN:RFM will send the request to whomever is the Admin of the day. Please do something about those red-links. Spıke Radiomicrophone03:45 9-Oct-16

edit terrible admin getting too big for his boots

Hi I notice you took down my article 'how to stalk' and called it 'crap' which I find exceptionally rude and disagree with. Having read the uncyclopedia terms I dialled down the shock factor and added humour to it so please put it back up before I report you to Wikia and get you banned. The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk • contribs)

As I wrote you (before I realized that Evasivejewel was a sockpuppet of Rapeandkill), the article seemed written to shock and not to amuse. This is grounds for deletion even if you manage to sprinkle in some humor. Do not bother notifying Wikia; they do not intervene over editing disputes, and if they did, their willingness to host pages of Sexual Assault Humor is even less than mine. If you open another account and try the same thing, the result will be the same, only faster. By the way, post-editing as an IP makes it no harder to undo your work, but marks you as something other than a potential Uncyclopedian in good standing. Likewise threatening an Admin or asserting (by the section heading above) that the problem is not what you wrote but something about my character, about which see UN:AD. Spıke Radiomicrophone14:47 9-Oct-16


my article is perfectly ok you idiot as its a parody article so your argument of "sexual assault humour" doesnt cut it when theres "rape" and "how to rape" articles on uncyclopedia which leads to the conclusion that maybe you dont really understand the rules of this wesbite or its purpose to shock and entertain and trying to add politically correct censorship on a non politically correct site and hindering it in the process. The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk • contribs)

edit Is this funny or just stupid?

My edits haven't been that good, in fact, one got me blocked! But I'd like to update this picture with another picture, but don't know if it would be funny or not.

Splouge (talk) 21:28, October 12, 2016 (UTC)

This website exists for your original comedy writing, not to catalog funny stuff you found on the web. In my opinion, both the old and the new version of this map are a cluttered map where each state is captioned in ridicule, and neither one does clever writing to explain either why that state is that way or why Ohioans think it is. This is the problem we address at UN:LIST. The ridicule itself is as unfunny as going to the article on Michigan and putting it in [Category:Retards]. It takes no work, and for that reason it won't be very funny to the reader. "West Virginia = Dirt" Well, no it doesn't; and you didn't do the work to give the reader a clever explanation of why Ohioans think it does. Spıke Radiomicrophone21:44 12-Oct-16
Looks kind of like a meme designed to insult everyone from other states (the term spick is offensive to Latinos). Not that I'm insulted as a Washington state resident though: it tends to rain year round, though less so in the summer. I am surprised however, that the rest of the country hasn't caught on to our large Hispanic population yet: lots of farm workers in Yakima (harvesting things like wine grapes and apples) are Mexican immigrants, and here in South Seattle, there is a high population of Hispanics (along with a number of delicious Mexican restaurants and taco trucks that aren't just "Tex-Mex"). As an aside, Mud would be a more accurate description of West Virginia right now, which, along with the Carolinas and other states, is trying to dry out from Hurricane Matthew. Which could justify a couple more labelled maps along this line: Before Hurricane Matthew, and After Hurricane Matthew. Only the state borders shouldn't be muddled in that case. Just in case someone is in the mood to write a hurricane related article. (Unfortunately, I'm rather uninspired after watching a 4 hour work related webinar related to the Affordable Care Act.) -- Simsilikesims(♀GUN) Talk here. 23:26, October 12, 2016 (UTC)

edit Typhoons and such

Looks like a major wind/rainstorm (remnant of a typhoon) is headed my way, the power isn't out (yet), but it may be if trees fall on certain power lines. Unfortunately, my mobile devices depend on Wi-Fi, so if the power goes out when the worst hits later on today, I may be offline for awhile, depending how much damage was done. -- Simsilikesims(♀GUN) Talk here. 17:19, October 15, 2016 (UTC)

Am back from sports announcing and should be able to cover for you. Unless the boss sticks his head in and wonders where's the incense and what's with the box of Wheat Thins. Spıke Radiomicrophone20:56 15-Oct-16
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