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edit Colloquialism

Hi Spike, if you could take a look at Ebonics I would be most grateful. It doesn't read as well as I would like and I am getting a bit cross-eyed trying to work it. Perhaps it is ok, but I have been staring at it too long. A second opinion or a run through by your good self would help. Intend leaving that section for a bit and come back, if you think it is better to leave me to it for now. Thank you. --EStop (talk) 18:08, July 2, 2015 (UTC)

Want me to try to get User:Spark23 going?--EStop (talk) 18:45, July 2, 2015 (UTC)

You are welcome to, whether I want it or not. You've seen what I would do with him; if you have a better idea, go wild. Spıke Radiomicrophone18:55 2-Jul-15
I asked for that very reason. I have not been here long enough to be able to tell whether it is a waste of time or not. Clearly it is so I'll not bother.--EStop (talk) 18:59, July 2, 2015 (UTC)
I don't know that for sure, but in any case give him the next move. If you see a spark of something, feel free to get him going.
The Ebonics section is a mish-mosh of Ebonics as spoken by the Ebonic, Ebonics as spoken by Geordies who have watched Trading Places once only, and English as few Americans at all would speak it (conjugation, diaspora, vernacular). Especially, you need to decide whether this is a ridiculous imitation of American blacks or whether it is play-it-straight humor ridiculing them, in which case you should stay in "encyclopedia" character. You can't ridicule Da Hood writing in Shuck-and-jive, because it is too obvious that the speaker is saying things he would never say. Spıke Radiomicrophone19:05 2-Jul-15
Agree. I can't write it well enough because I can't hear that voice in my head, unlike the East Anglia patois, which my Grandfather used to speak. This piece has been written and researched almost word-by-word and I think Ebonics is a test too far. I'll get rid of it and come up with something else. Thanks for looking. --EStop (talk) 19:35, July 2, 2015 (UTC)
Gday! Do you think this is far off the mark for VFH Spike? P.S. that last UnNews on Greece was very funny. --EStop (talk) 13:13, July 7, 2015 (UTC)

edit 2013 secession

As I was elsewhere in the Wikiverse, and it is mentioned on your page, what happened? Jackiespeel (talk) 14:36, July 3, 2015 (UTC)

It is described adequately there: A small group of Uncyclopedians split the project in half so that they could own it. The only consequence for the present day is that we are sensitive to newbies recommending to users that they switch from editing this site to editing other sites, even other Wikia sites, as you advised Puncherofbears today. In fact, you might break off from adding cryptic comments to high-traffic talk pages and actually sit down and write funny stuff here. Spıke Radiomicrophone15:47 3-Jul-15
I understand recommending other users elsewhere if you think their story ideas/themes/memes are not suitable for this site. I would suggest they just go to the main Wikia portal and have a look round there. Users can advertise their presence elsewhere on the web through their own user page if they so choose. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 17:48, July 3, 2015 (UTC)
I wasn't here at the time, so asking was quicker (and I am mostly harmless).

It takes a little time to work back into Uncyclopedia - and sometimes it is appropriate to post an idea for others to 'persuade to become Uncyclopedia-worthy.

Till we meet elsewhere. Jackiespeel (talk) 21:13, July 3, 2015 (UTC)

edit UnNews:New game "Where's Charlie Hebdo" launched

Sorry about the very late answer, I just have been released by Daech. To be honest, I'm not sure about this translation. Not sure if you are aware of that but the famous books "where is Waldo" has been translated in France under the title "Where is Charlie" ("Où est Charlie" in French). So the title "Where is Charlie-Hedbo" in English is pretty meaningless because it doesn't match the almost only thing funny in that article. Thank you anyway for the effort. Allahu fucking Akbar. User:WiiKend/sig 20:43, July 5, 2015 (UTC)

Thank you; the English version is funny enough, in a whimsical way, even if it doesn't align exactly with the French reality. I had tried to find you on the French Uncyclopedia, as you are on a list of Uncyclopedians that have a name in common with a user elsewhere at Wikia, Inc. but it seems your account has not been renamed. May you find your 86 virgins! Spıke Radiomicrophone14:31 6-Jul-15

edit Fartsalot

Memo: Lucifuge scolds the newbie on his talk page just after he was perma-banned.

Yes, I only noticed that after I'd posted to the vandal's page. Tell Romartus I said "Good work." --Lucifuge Rofacale (talk) 14:26, July 6, 2015 (UTC)

I swatted him for 3 months for vandalism with a touch of trolling. Romartus got him when he returned to the exact scene-of-the-crime. Spıke Radiomicrophone14:31 6-Jul-15
Like a serial killer. One things for sure, he's never going to be a Hannibal Lecter! --Lucifuge Rofacale (talk) 11:29, July 7, 2015 (UTC)
Some vandals can be so dumb. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 15:56, July 7, 2015 (UTC)
The difference between Wikipedia and Uncyclopedia is that the vandals on Wikipedia are the writers on Uncyclopedia. The vandals on Uncyclopedia are the admins on Wikipedia. --Lucifuge Rofacale (talk) 14:23, July 9, 2015 (UTC)
A process referred to as "cross-pollination." Spıke Radiomicrophone15:05 9-Jul-15

That it be, that it be. --Lucifuge Rofacale (talk) 22:13, July 9, 2015 (UTC)

edit BEJR2000

Should be give a wiki of {genitive form of alphanumeric pronoun] own so (ANP) and the rest of us on Uncycopedia can be happy. 82.44.143.26 16:18, July 9, 2015 (UTC)

edit UnNews article

Hi Spike,

you deleted my UnNews article. Could you move the content to my userspace, then, so that I can recover the text? And if it's "not an UnNews", what is it, then? Where could I put it? TIA --NaturalBornKieler (talk) Germany Flag 1 17:23, July 9, 2015 (UTC)

Indeed, an Instagram post is not Current Events. You have not been here in two years and the only conceivable reason to build an UnNews around a provocative photo is to provoke: to fan the flames that have gone out while you were gone. Sorry for your wasted effort. Spıke Radiomicrophone17:36 9-Jul-15
Hm, I'm still an active user and admin of German Uncyclopedia (which is still hosted by Wikia, btw), and here in Germany the Facebook nipple policy controversy is in the news (see [1]). Maybe I misjudged the hard feelings here and the touchiness or whatever, but from a European perspective the whole thing is rather hilarious. And I always thought that provocation is part of satire (or art, in general). Have a nice life, then. --NaturalBornKieler (talk) Germany Flag 1 18:20, July 9, 2015 (UTC)
I have restored it but moved it to your user space for now NaturalBornKieler. I wanted to see what the article was about. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 10:56, July 10, 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for that, Romartus. If there are no objections, I'll keep it there and drop the matter. --NaturalBornKieler (talk) Germany Flag 1 12:17, July 10, 2015 (UTC)

edit Fraid I must dash...

...could you possibly centre the picture in Template:2015 Greek financial crisis? Thanks. SirScottPat VFH NotM WotM WotY UotM 14:46, July 11, 2015 (UTC)

Never mind, I see where I went wrong. I'll stick around to fix it quickly. SirScottPat VFH NotM WotM WotY UotM 14:52, July 11, 2015 (UTC)

edit The encyclical

Hi Spike! I was checking the Dump after my absence and stumbled upon your forum on the Pope's letter, which unfortunately didn't receive any constructive responses. I saw your UnNews and, even though it's very funny and well-written (as always), I think your idea of responding to Pope's letter with an uncyclical has not gotten the attention it deserved. I thought of reading the letter itself for inspiration, but apprently it's 184 pages long, so I read some news articles instead and it seems like there is a lot to be made fun of in the encyclical. Abortion is the most obvious point, but the thing all in all looks like some kind of Modern Christian's Guide to Living in a Changing World, which is a funny idea in itself.

And I definitely think this should be a collboration, with as many writers as possible. The delay is not important: the Pope took a year to write his letter, so he'll forgive us for spending more than a few weeks to write ours. So I think we could reopen the forum and advertise it in the notice bar. Do you have any ideas about what the Uncyclical should look like? Anton (talk) Uncyclopedia United 21:23, July 11, 2015 (UTC)

I don't have any strategy; only that Encyclical sounds like Uncyclical and that the Pope waded in on so many political issues that he is now entitled to the treatment we give to any hack politician (in addition to the treatment we give any cleric)! To recruit collaborators, I suggest you repost on the Forum page. If you like, I can delete and re-create that thread to bump it to the top (as we now sort by creation date, in the wake of that vandal whose 'bot posted to hundreds of old Forums), but it is only four down from the top now, and the other cataclysm (the user-name-merge fiasco) also deserves top billing. Perhaps a Site Message if you get an actual project going? Spıke Radiomicrophone23:58 11-Jul-15

edit Greek crisis page hyperlink on main page?

As with the British GE, do you want to turn the words "Greek Economic Meltdown '15" in Template:RecentUnNews into a link to UnNews:2015 Greek financial crisis? SirScottPat VFH NotM WotM WotY UotM 20:02, July 12, 2015 (UTC)

Well, we now have permanent links to all the Second Front Pages below the list of headlines. Spıke Radiomicrophone20:24 12-Jul-15
Oh yes. So we do. Well there's no harm in having another link. SirScottPat VFH NotM WotM WotY UotM 10:09, July 13, 2015 (UTC)

edit UnNews:Tories propose BBC reforms

Great news piece. The level of UK knowledge in this made me question whether you'd originally written the article but checking the history, I saw that you had. I liked the Jimmy Savile joke at the end as well. SirScottPat VFH NotM WotM WotY UotM 20:20, July 19, 2015 (UTC)

edit Wikia "merger glitches"

edit Singeing in

Why can't I sign in/keep being signed in from elsewhere in Wikia (when I have the same handle and passkey in both?) 86.134.53.30 12:59, July 13, 2015 (UTC)

Sorry, I think you asked me this on my talk page too. I just tried it myself. Our own user name database is currently being merged with the Wikia user name database and that won't be ready till 21st July. At the moment, you cannot create an account on Uncyclopedia till that is done. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 13:35, July 13, 2015 (UTC)
Unsame person - and 'not Wikia/Uncyclopedia newbie neither.' So how come some people can sign in?

I am mostly 'harmless and armless' (& willing to let other Uncyclopediate my mildly amusing (at least to me) prose) - but those who wish to intermittently disconnect from the tubes and tumble through the IPs might choose to indulge their inner troll and indulge in a few raspberries. 82.44.143.26 16:08, July 13, 2015 (UTC)

Please help us write jokes, not riddles. Spıke Radiomicrophone15:47 14-Jul-15
Hi, as you are not a new user here I have created you a talk page with the usual links. It is the standard welcome mat. Would be good to get another writer underway proper! --EStop (talk) 16:14, July 14, 2015 (UTC)
Sorry, I have made him go away for a week (third ban) as none of his new and appended talk pages were germane to the article and most seemed to draw off writers toward the discussion of riddles. Spıke Radiomicrophone16:16 14-Jul-15
You are making assumptions.

As I said I am mostly harmless - and there are many forms of humour (including riddles and cryptic). 82.44.143.26

Signing in still a problem - and I could be 'doing' Finnegans-Wake-ish or IP hopping to confuse the issue further. 82.44.143.26 15:55, July 27, 2015 (UTC)

edit I can't log in

For one thing, it's changed my name and for another, it's forced me to change my password but it still won't let me in. What do I do??? --User:Lucifuge Rofacale

This has just happened to me and has also happened to Spike. Wikia are on the case, I believe. (ScottPat) 213.120.234.146 19:30, July 20, 2015 (UTC)
It's a Wikia glitch. I have only stayed in because I had ticked the 'stay logged in' on a couple of computers at home and the office. Looks like it could just be me and Chunkles till this gets sorted. So no need to change user names/passwords but perhaps when making big IP edits, put that in the page history as an extra ID. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 19:35, July 20, 2015 (UTC)
Did you have a Wikia account Lucifuge? The user names/passwords had to match. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 19:36, July 20, 2015 (UTC)
Yes I did and my usernames and passwords matched. --86.156.58.244 20:52, July 20, 2015 (UTC)
So you can log into Wikia but not Uncyclopedia? --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 20:55, July 20, 2015 (UTC)

(reset) Ditto here. 82.44.143.26 16:12, July 21, 2015 (UTC)

edit New Look?

I must have missed the memo during one of my really long hiatuses, why is Uncyclopedia looking different now? Can you link me to something that will elaborate for me? TTMsigTTMsig2 (Profile) (SPEAK!) 21:54, July 21, 2015 (UTC)

actually, i can tell you that. wikia merged with uncyclopedia's database. and if you want to know how to make it look like it did before, go to your preferences, under appearance, and under layout select "monobook". --HM (T) 01:13, July 22, 2015 (UTC)

edit In case you asked

Somehow my user name got transliterated into 'AceHacker' on the logs last few days. I hope this was just a 'merger glitch'!! --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 15:27, July 27, 2015 (UTC)

I don't see anything at Special:Contributions/AceHacker right now, so they might have changed it back. From my experience having my own name un-capitalized, it seems we are in the system as user numbers, independent of the strings used from time to time to portray them. I do think this was just a glitch. By the way, this morning I was logged out, and when I logged back in, I had been changed to Monobook (which looks similar but of course Uncyclopedia.js doesn't take effect). Sannse mentioned on the other side that they may be doing things like moving us to a different server. I also noticed a "Notifications" button on the top line notifying us of events of alleged interest on other Wikia servers. Spıke Radiomicrophone15:32 27-Jul-15
Actually, it's HackerAce, apologies. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 15:37, July 27, 2015 (UTC)
But the buttons to get to user page, talk page, privilege management (he is an Admin) all link to you. Spıke Radiomicrophone16:02 27-Jul-15
Yes, if I block 'him', I block me! I just hope that was some name glitch. I have edited since, without a problem. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 16:12, July 27, 2015 (UTC)

edit Uncyclopedia:Talk pages

So I'm borrowing a friend's computer today, and after noticing an IP deleted someone else's comments, I realized we don't have an official policy document related to deleting others' comments. So I started making one. Your input and help on this page would be most welcome. Simsilikesims (talk) 22:06, July 27, 2015 (UTC)

edit Poopsmith/Patroller leave

Hi Spike, I may be offline for a couple of days as in Czech Republic at a crew member's wedding. Not sure about wi-fi access at the venue hotel. --EStop (talk) 07:54, July 31, 2015 (UTC)

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