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edit Tom and Jerry

I've decided to take in a different direction, parodying the early 60s shorts made in Eastern Europe, as well as the "Worker and Parasite" segment from The Simpsons. Tell me what you think of this approach, or if it needs improvement.--EpicWinner (talk) 23:52, November 1, 2015 (UTC)

What I think is that very few people who look up Tom and Jerry will want to read about early-60s shorts made in Eastern Europe, and that unless you do a very fine job with tons of passages that relate to the actual Tom and Jerry, you will be writing not jokes but riddles to which only you know the answer. Spıke Radiomicrophone18:03 2-Nov-15

edit Well-intentioned noob

Hi Spike, I am taking this as a well intentioned noobish move, looking at the fork's recent changes and his user page.  EStop Easy button 17:14, November 2, 2015 (UTC)

I am taking it somewhat differently: as part of another wave by an external website to ensure its readership/authorship in the only way it knows how: By poaching ours. He is banned. Spıke Radiomicrophone17:54 2-Nov-15

Okay.  EStop Easy button 17:59, November 2, 2015 (UTC)

Oops, sorry. Well, it's character building!  EStop Easy button 20:04, November 2, 2015 (UTC)

If you are referring to our collision over the skies of Mawdesleytractor, did I not compare Uncyclopedia on Saturday to an overstaffed hotel restaurant in Mexico? Spıke Radiomicrophone20:09 2-Nov-15

Yes you did, but nevertheless still encouraged the enthusiastic, but clumsy and incompetent new waiter!  EStop Easy button 20:22, November 2, 2015 (UTC)

Perhaps you are referring to having typed your criticism of the new writer into {{Oh Dear}} rather than his talk page. Well, they get orders wrong at restaurants in Chihuahua as well. But the day is still spent in good company. Spıke Radiomicrophone20:38 2-Nov-15

edit Italian Uncyclopedia

Two admins of the Italian Uncyclopedia abuse their powers, blocking IPs because they are a presupposed "troll", while they aren't. They also called France a "shitty country" and told that Anglophones are idiots. I tried to get help from the French, but nothing! Could you help me overthrow their dictatorship? -- 17:35, November 3, 2015 (UTC)

I am not here to overthrow anyone in any Wiki War, and defending this website from Wiki Wars is one of the less fun aspects of the job. You can report the actions to Wikia, but they famously don't intervene in content disputes either. Calling a country "shitty" and a nationality "idiots" is not funny enough for this website without additional original cleverness; however, attempts to revert, based on how you feel about the truth or falsehood of the claims, might be regarded as trolling, depending on how ranty your Edit Summary was. I don't know the Italian Uncyclopedia's policies, but here, a fine remedy is to rewrite the "shitty" comment to say the same thing so cleverly that no one mistakes it for the truth. By the way, I don't speak Italian. Spıke Radiomicrophone17:53 3-Nov-15

Pleeease, help me! -- 18:57, November 3, 2015 (UTC)

I am afraid you are now banned here too. You attached a {{VFD}} tag to The Ren & Stimpy Show — for no apparent reason except that perhaps you didn't like its treatment of its subject — but failed to open a ballot. Which you can't do anyway, because you failed to pick a user name. When this edit was reverted, you applied it again. Let me be the latest Admin in your list to suggest that you may be a troll. Spıke Radiomicrophone04:34 7-Nov-15

edit Revision spam

Hi Spike, could you clean history of this article? Something got extremely bugged and history recorded dozens of reverts. I don't know why this happened. My Internet was lagging a bit, but I think it should just throw an error. Thanks, Expert 3222 23:32, November 8, 2015 (UTC)

Here I am again, as an IP user. Revision spam continued (even that I didn't click rollback link) until I edited the article from IP. I don't know what's wrong. Moreover, I can't log in. 23:52, November 8, 2015 (UTC)

Assuming the page is as you wanted it, I did not expunge the history but reported this to Wikia. Repeated reverts, like any other edit that makes no net change to a page, should not have been logged at all. Clicking a button several times happens to all of us (but not "dozens") but the redundant edits tend not to appear in the history, as yours should not have done, even if there was dried soda pop on your mouse button or something. Spıke Radiomicrophone00:19 9-Nov-15
On the inability to log back in, I recommend you restart your computer (in a cycle that includes powering it off completely) and verify with offline software such as a text editor that keyboard and mouse are working correctly. Calling up any Uncyclopedia page should show (in the upper right corner) whether it thinks you are logged in (which depends on a cookie on your hard disk). If not logged in, try again then; in the worst case, you can ask Wikia to email you a temporary password with which to log in. Spıke Radiomicrophone00:51 9-Nov-15

I'll describe again what happened:

  1. I clicked rollback link for the article.
  2. The link didn't work and showed blank page after few minutes.
  3. I clicked it several more times with the same result.
  4. Waited about ten minutes and opened the revision history of the article.
  5. Saw that reverts started popping up.
  6. Was afraid if something is wrong with my account and wrote to you.
  7. The "reverts" continued even that I didn't touch rollback link.
  8. Then I logged out, "reverts" continued.
  9. Edited article an an IP, reverts finally stopped.
  10. Then I was unable to log back in and cleared browser cookies.
  11. Now I can log in, but I am immediately logged out every time I try to edit anything, and also after about half minute even if not editing.

The problem in 11 seems to be popular across Wikia (Many people on Nonsensopedia, and also on other Wikis complain about it). Sorry for that wall of text, but I wanted to explain it thoroughly. I hope you'll understand my English. 15:12, November 9, 2015 (UTC)

Good to hear from you again. George Marbulcanti of Wikia has asked me to ask you to contact him directly (mention ticket #244170). But for starters, I will paste what you wrote into that ticket.
I had a similar problem recently on a new machine. The solution was to go to Tools / Privacy and ensure that not only did have a cookie on your computer, but that it was authorized to create new cookies. Wikia told me last week they would discuss in a staff meeting my complaint that the "login session timed out" message doesn't give the user helpful instructions, such as to switch on cookies. Another thought: You might be logged on but your browser is showing you Uncyclopedia pages cached from the interval in which you weren't logged on. You might clear the cache, or clear Uncyclopedia pages by going into History and right-clicking "Forget about this site." Spıke Radiomicrophone15:24 9-Nov-15
George responded: "We recently made some tweaks to the login process to make it stricter which _could_ cause some logouts, though they shouldn't repeat. For those reporting it, could you suggest they try logging in via Community Central instead (, to see if it stops the problems? It seems to be quite effective for other reports of this." Spıke Radiomicrophone18:43 9-Nov-15

Well, as you can see, it probably worked. I hope this will be enough problems for now. I can't even say how I'm grateful to you. Thanks a lot! Expert 3222 18:59, November 9, 2015 (UTC)

It buttresses my reputation as a chronic complainer to Wikia, while your reputation has not yet even begun! Spıke Radiomicrophone19:28 9-Nov-15
Related advice: Be very careful (if using Firefox) with File / Work offline. I sometimes use it to see a page, as it was, deliberately using my cache instead of paying to download a fresh copy. If you edit with F/W still on, you will call up your previous edit to the page; and again, if you were logged-off at the time, that's how it will look now. Spıke Radiomicrophone19:42 9-Nov-15

edit Huff conflict?

I huffed it, probably at the same time as you were protecting it. Sorry, do you want me to restore the page?  EStop Easy button 12:51, November 9, 2015 (UTC)

I was protecting it against re-creation; I don't want it back. He seems to go there often. Thanks for the quick reaction; more on email. Spıke Radiomicrophone12:54 9-Nov-15

edit Invader Zim

The last time I edited this article, you didn't block me. Were you simply not aware of what was happening? When it comes to editing FAs, are even things like correcting grammar, inaccuracies, and making the formatting less hideous forbidden? I don't want to start a fight or anything, I'm actually curious.-- 05:17, November 10, 2015 (UTC)

Hi Epic, I'm guessing you probably didn't get blocked that time because I patrolled it without realizing it was featured! I can't answer for Spike, but my view is you are a prolific and great copy-editor and asset to the site, however many that come here aren't so we need boundaries, regardless of an editor's talent or status, that apply to us all to protect the articles from crap edits.
The rules apply to me in equal measure, and the only featured articles I have ever subsequently edited are my own; but rarely, and no more than tweaks because as they have been featured, the community is satisfied with their quality, so our time is better spent copy-editing articles that need it more. You are very tenacious have improved countless articles, and could be even more of an asset if focused on those not quite making the grade!  EStop Easy button 07:28, November 10, 2015 (UTC)
I have no more confidence that OP feels bound by the rule to confine his edits to an FA than he feels bound by the rule not to edit FAs at all, nor bound by the rule that being blocked means you do not take part in the life of the website, not even to offer hairsplitting and legalisms such as the schoolboy excuse that "you didn't enforce the rule before, so you cannot enforce it now." The two-week clock is reset for Ban Evasion. Spıke Radiomicrophone12:27 10-Nov-15

edit Boeing

Im so sorry....I just read your message to me about the boeing page :(.

i just wanted to add a picture and it just started deleteing things so i tried to fix it but that did'nt work so i just left my computer. please forgive me i was just adding a plane and a picture! The preceding unsigned comment was added by FatdogMike41622 (talk • contribs)

I don't know what you did but you never added a picture. In fact, what you did add wasn't exactly English and was more random than funny. Please be very careful in the future; it might help to complete the Summary field to indicate what you are trying to accomplish with each edit. Also, it is important that the page continue to look like an encyclopedia article rather than just a collection of blogs; please read How To Be Funny And Not Just Stupid for a longer explanation. Spıke Radiomicrophone01:15 11-Nov-15

edit The Jackson 5

This article has some run-on sentences and structure issues which should be corrected. However, it's an FA. Do I have permission to edit it or should I leave it alone?--EpicWinner (talk) 21:42, November 14, 2015 (UTC)

You don't have my permission. You might get Romartus's permission, or even that of author Sog1970. There is no particular reason for you to work there — nor under my nose at Bass guitar, replacing "high-tech" with "High-Tech" or the cryptic "Hi-Tec" — except an intent to troll. Separately, removing spaces before and after em-dash makes lines harder to wrap, and "fixing" double-spacing after periods does not affect the rendering of pages. Spıke Radiomicrophone21:50 14-Nov-15

edit Rock and Roll

Could you delete the gratious capital letter on the word "Roll" of this article? Also, do you think it would better maybe if the article was moved to "rock music"? According to *gulp* Wikipedia, "rock" (with no roll) is basically The Beatles, Stones, and Who; "rock and roll" is Rockin Robin and other blues/doo-wop type fifties music that set the groundwork for this later genre.--EpicWinner (talk) 22:29, November 14, 2015 (UTC)

edit Vandal alert

Megasockslayer (TalkContribs (del)EditcountBlock (rem-lst-all)LogsGroups) Ban him ASAP. The preceding unsigned comment was added by Expert3222 (talk • contribs)

Also, he plans on doing move attack. Should I move pages back to their original place during attack (I know how to do that optimally) or just help after damage is done? The preceding unsigned comment was added by Expert3222 (talk • contribs)

Thanks for your prompt help! I have an Internet outage at home this morning and am in the parking lot of a public library. Despite our previous conversation about engaging vandals, do please revert vandal moves as quickly as possible; otherwise it is harder figuring out what he did. I have protected your user page and signature file against further attacks. Spıke Radiomicrophone15:21 18-Nov-15
I note with displeasure that our periodic vandal spent some of his time, judging from the titles of his pages, trying to get inside your head. He is not here with any expectation that his edits will persist but simply to try to make it miserable for the rest of us--one of a gang of child thugs who are doing so in many forums with many techniques--as their instigators tell them their efforts will have some effect on the financial reports of our webhost Wikia Inc. and that they are striking a heroic blow against a large corporation. Please do not be affected by this trolling. Spıke Radiomicrophone15:51 18-Nov-15

edit Shah Abbas I the Great

Well, what is a constructive edit, and what is not on this sarcastic/satirical wiki? Everything is made to look funny, and well, that's what I did. ~utkar22 15:38, November 18, 2015 (UTC)

The following are not constructive edits: (1) Replacing "Great" in the article's initial definition with "n00b"; and (2) vandalizing the subject's lifespan so that it reads from 492 to 2942. That is everything you did. In short, you stopped the page from looking like a Wikipedia article--which makes the setting so that we can start to tell jokes--and just typed in some random crap. I hope that answers your question. Random is not funny because random is not clever. Spıke Radiomicrophone15:47 18-Nov-15

edit User:Runouw

I think she deserves rollback rights. I saw her today on RecentChanges and she has undid a few vandalisms (you can check deleted contributions), and is an admin on Nonsensopedia, which guarantees enough Wiki mechanics knowledge. Of course entire decision is up to you, that's just a suggestion. Expert 3222 17:44, November 18, 2015 (UTC)

This is now done. Despite recently editing Polish language, I did not recognize -ouw as the feminine suffix. Spıke Radiomicrophone19:29 18-Nov-15

You are completely excused; as far as I know -ouw doesn't indicate gender, and even if it would, I'd rather think of it as a masculine suffix. I got to know that she is she by hanging out on Nonsensopedia's IRC channel. Expert 3222 19:45, November 18, 2015 (UTC)

Yes. One thing I learned, learning about the Polish language to edit Polish language, is not to try to learn about the Polish language. Spıke Radiomicrophone19:47 18-Nov-15

edit Recover text from a deleted page

Dear Spike,

I created a page on Uncyclopedia at It got deleted by you without being put on vote. I would like to say that it was a page I made for my friend on her birthday and it was not meant as bullying. However I understand that this page might be deleted as it might not be following the Uncyclopedia's norms I have a little request to make. Can I atleast recover the text from the deleted page if not recover the page. I again impress that it was meant for good intentions with no one reporting it.

Thanks Harishrewari

Unfortunately, Uncyclopedia is provided to provide comedy content of likely interest to our readers and not as a free public word processor to write birthday greetings. These do not require a vote to be deleted. Spıke Radiomicrophone10:45 19-Nov-15

edit Hurricane

Hi Spike, just to let you know User:EpicWinner has asked if he can edit Hurricane for a copy-edit, I said that is fine.  EStop Easy button 20:31, November 19, 2015 (UTC)

edit Vandal alert (TalkContribs (del)Block (rem-lst-all)WhoisCityProxy?WP Edits)

Here we go again... Expert 3222 18:31, November 20, 2015 (UTC)

Jeez, can't I even step out to play with the neighbor's dog? Deleted with Special:Nuke. Didn't even have to read them. Spıke Radiomicrophone18:48 20-Nov-15

edit VFH

I would like to vote here (seeing as, although I heard legends of its existence, I never looked for it), but it is protected. The error message says something to do with Uncyclopedia:At A Glance. - ConCass2 (talk) 22:06, November 20, 2015 (UTC)

That is remarkable! VFH is "semi-protected," meaning against anonymous and "new" (96 hours, I think). There is no reason you should not be able to edit it. I'll investigate. Spıke Radiomicrophone22:44 20-Nov-15
You are listed as "Implicit member of: Autoconfirmed users and emailconfirmed." You have also been given autopatrolled and rollback. That is, you are not a new user. Mind you, what you need to do is edit a ballot, not edit VFH itself, that is Admin-protected. The ballots are shown at VFHS. Spıke Radiomicrophone22:47 20-Nov-15
Yes, click on "(nomination)" or "(vote)", not at the top of the page. However, when I click on "View source" I don't get the error message you got. Spike sockpuppet (talk) 23:21, November 20, 2015 (UTC)

Strike that. I am seeing the same message (though as Admin, I am allowed to edit). You began your voting with Fahrenheit 451, which is one of the website's "At A Glance" set. That page has "cascaded protection," so that all the articles it references are protected, a protection extending to VFH ballots on those issues. I don't know what the right solution to this is. For the time being, please vote for or against other nominees. Spıke Radiomicrophone15:22 22-Nov-15

Actually, the only article I tried voting for was the bass guitar article. I clicked the "vote" button on that section and the error message came up anyway. Nonetheless that particular problem has been solved now. - ConCass2 (talk) 16:53, November 22, 2015 (UTC)

Yup, I just removed cascading protection. Uncyclopedia:At A Glance is not some category of Vital Articles but just a dashboard of wiki activity, including open ballots, and it was absurd to extend Admin protection to everything it referenced, including three VFH ballots at any time. You should now be able to vote on anything on VFH or VFP. Wonder how many Uncyclopedians have been scared off in the past five years. Spıke Radiomicrophone16:56 22-Nov-15

edit UnNews:The news of the century: Ranma and Sonic are gay

Hey! Why did you erase my article? The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk • contribs)

As I stated in the Summary: The article is not based on news and didn't look like news. Its only comedy concept was "He's gay!" which is not quite clever enough for this website. As I didn't state: it read like a comic book, and no one should write an UnNews whose headline states how important it is. I even wrote a user talk page that invited you to pick a user name, in which case I could have saved the text in userspace for further work. You can thank Expert3222 for signing your post, which is the only way I knew what you were talking about. Spıke Radiomicrophone13:43 21-Nov-15

How could I redo it in a funny way? The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk • contribs)

Some advice: firstly, drop the "news of the century" out of the title. Secondly, read HTBFANJS. Thirdly, consider whether the whole concept is actually something a reader would find funny. - ConCass2 (talk) 18:48, November 21, 2015 (UTC)

I don't know, for me the concept was funny. I'll think about it tomorrow, okay? -- 20:38, November 21, 2015 (UTC)

Okay. The above advice is all you need. Consider the "concept" or comic strategy as just being part of the end result, you have to use your concept to full effect to tell a news story that works too. Think about getting a username tomorrow also, having an "identity" rather than IP address makes it much easier to get help.  EStop Easy button 21:58, November 21, 2015 (UTC)

edit Calais

Hi, Spike. I recently created an article about Calais. This you moved to my User Space.

However, I've now got stuck on the article. How do I add it to the stuck section?


Thanks for selecting a user name. The first thing you need is a comedy concept--something you want to say about Calais that will hold the article together. I think you are onto it: Calais must be a French town that has nothing going for it except a sudden relationship to Folkestone thanks to the Chunnel. So the article might try to tell the story of Calais but keep getting tugged toward saying things about Folkestone. You can read How To Be Funny And Not Just Stupid for advice on how to write comedy and make it look like an encyclopedia article; also Choice of Words for tips on picking entertaining phrasings.
Unfortunately, most of the writers here have their own projects underway. There is a collaboration underway at Vatican City, which had been nominated to be deleted. There is no good way to ask everyone to drop what they are doing and help you do what you want to do. (There are several ways to ask, but it will annoy everyone.) But it is fine to post to other Uncyclopedians' talk pages, and as you get to know them, invite them to help with the article in your userspace. (We discourage editing in someone else's userspace without invitation.) Spıke Radiomicrophone15:22 22-Nov-15

edit Deleting old edits

Hi there. I was wondering if you could do me a favor. Can you delete the following articles and restore them with only the most recent edit?

I want it done for privacy reasons. I hope this isn't too much trouble to ask for. --Insineratehymn (talk) 22:27, November 23, 2015 (UTC)

This is a wiki, and the consequences on privacy of involvement are disclosed at the start. You appear to be in the process of clearing out your locker, which you are welcome to do. You are not entitled to pretend you were never here. We have just had this out with Master Chocochew. Spıke Radiomicrophone23:15 23-Nov-15

edit Whitespace around images

I just noticed the images seem to have very little whitespace to the left and right of the box. (I always confuse padding and margins, but it's one of them.) From my perspective it's only a few pixels, or half an em. Aesthetically I think it should be doubled. Any thoughts? The previous edit was signed by PuppyOnTheRadio, but he is too lazy to create a signature yet. 10:59 pm 23 Nov 2015

My thoughts are that such parameters should strictly imitate those of Wikipedia, and I will do whatever you ask to get Uncyclopedia to do so better. I once asked you to help me identify what was making a page element display in a certain way; it turns out that, by Firefox 10, there is "Tools/Web Developer/Inspector" that does a good job of this, provided you can wade through all the crap it spits out. If you can identify a piece of style that we do differently from the Wikipedia skin we have targeted, I'll make the change, though these days, Wikia staff have to vet it before it goes live site-wide. Spıke Radiomicrophone23:15 23-Nov-15
A cursory use of my computer with Firefox Web Console suggests that Wikia now has a thumbnails .css file, whereas I did not notice any of our style files in the MediaWiki: space being loaded, and the Firefox Inspector suggests that none of the style was dictated by this website. I imagine Wikia has again taken control of this, that a new generation needs to be told we have special needs because of our goal to imitate Wikipedia, and that they will throw up endless obstacles why this isn't feasible, such as that it was all announced at some point and I was supposed to be studying their Community website. Verify my observations if possible, and let me know how you would like to proceed. Spıke Radiomicrophone02:09 24-Nov-15
I'll give it a kick, but hazard a guess to say you're correct. Question is - in the cascading which style sheet would take preference? I'll see what pops up. The previous edit was signed by PuppyOnTheRadio, but he is too lazy to create a signature yet. 03:15 am 24 Nov 2015
I don't know whether it is first encountered or last encountered. At any case, however, we will never be able to control the load order. Meanwhile, more specific CSS orders override less specific ones, so a standing order for style for P is overridden by P.thumb which is overridden by P#TheCaptionOnTheNudePhoto and any order can end with !important as I have on most of my PC-resident orders to override anything Wikia dishes out. Spıke Radiomicrophone03:20 24-Nov-15
Cursory search of community Central doesn't give me specifics on thumbnail.css, by the way. It talks about other style sheets, but hard to locate anything more up to date than 2010. There is a good article on importing google fonts though - which makes fonts.wikia rather useless now - even after I abandoned it. The previous edit was signed by PuppyOnTheRadio, but he is too lazy to create a signature yet. 03:24 am 24 Nov 2015
Bugger. Got so frustrated with that DPL not working forgot about this. Hopefully be able to have a crack later today. The previous edit was signed by PuppyOnTheRadio, but he is too lazy to create a signature yet. 10:58 pm 24 Nov 2015

edit Whoopi Goldberg

I'd like to clarify my edits. With this article, I did not intend to preserve Mrs. Goldberg's good name; in fact, I've never even seen any of her movies (though I am aware of them). As you said, something closer to truth is funnier, and saying she played Donkey in Shrek is neither true nor funny, imo (I don't understand the point. Is it because Eddie Murphy's a black actor and she's a black actress, so all black people have played the same characters?).

Mentioning the character she played in How Stella Got Her Groove Back is funny, imo, because the movie title is so ridiculous-sounding that it's worked its way into pop culture (similar to "Electric Boogaloo" or "Honey, I..."), and stating it in a professional way ("She played Stella's friend who assisted her in reclaiming her groove") is even funnier.--EpicWinner (talk) 22:16, November 24, 2015 (UTC)

I have to concur about the Shrek reference. I'm under the assumption that it's more relating to the over the top character styles that both she and Murphy portray, but the initial thought was it was an "…all you people sound the same" reference, which diluted any potential giggles - especially so early in the article. The previous edit was signed by PuppyOnTheRadio, but he is too lazy to create a signature yet. 10:25 pm 24 Nov 2015
I'd also make a reference to Ghost in here, as I think that got her a nomination for supporting actress at the time, and is largely forgotten about now because she wasn't in the classic pottery scene. (I could be wrong about the nomination though). The previous edit was signed by PuppyOnTheRadio, but he is too lazy to create a signature yet. 10:29 pm 24 Nov 2015
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