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edit It is I

Cheers for sorting that out Spike. I'll see if I can get to work on the UnNews this evening. SirScottPat VFH NotM WotM WotY UotM 16:58, July 4, 2016 (UTC)

edit Categorizing Beginner's Guide articles

The first few sub pages of Uncyclopedia:Beginner's Guide/Overview/old aren't really as helpful as Uncyclopedia:Beginner's Guide/Overview, but starting with Beginner's Guide/Time they get more useful and they are part of the Beginner's Guide category; so perhaps they should all go together. Someone else on the talk page for the new overview suggested it be added to the BG category, which I think is a good idea because the term redirects there. There seems to be a lot of overlap between the Beginners Guide and Ignorable policies, but I figured stuff like formatting votes is less important for beginners; showing up just to vote but not edit articles seems an unlikely first step, but than again so does not signing up for a username and voting, which is what the half vote is for. I also think the ban policy is one of the first things a beginner should read, not that it will do much good to prevent intentional vandalism, but it should get categorized to prevent accidents. What do you think? Irritable of contents (talk) 17:14, July 4, 2016 (UTC)

Admins reworked the Beginner's Guide at the start of this year. The reason the old one is at old is that it is old but, as part of the website's history, we elected not to trash it altogether. This means it doesn't need new navigation tools to help find it, as the reader should have found the new one. A single consolidated page is not the solution, as many Uncyclopedians have criticized me for taking that approach at UnNews:Style. Also, what to do is a better first lesson than either what not to do or how long we will ban you if you do it anyway. If you would like to improve the encyclopedia and not merely get paid attention to, please concentrate less on helping us reorganize it, perhaps in favor of the two projects in your userspace, paying heed to How To Be Funny And Not Just Stupid, which tries to define "Funny" from the reference point of the reader. Spıke Radiomicrophone17:33 4-Jul-16

edit Ban

Why did you block StarmanW for 3 months when he didn't do anything bad? I assume this block wan meant for IP ranting on the site, so a fix probably is necessary. Expert 3222 17:58, July 4, 2016 (UTC)

Yikes! You assume correctly. This is now undone and I have apologized to him. Well-spotted! Spıke Radiomicrophone18:17 4-Jul-16

edit Feature import

We have JS code on Nonsensopedia which shows the page's protection level under its title line, on the right. It certainly helps to quickly check if page is protected without having to dig through the history. What do you think about implementing it here? Expert 3222 13:48, July 20, 2016 (UTC)

I don't think we need it. Non-Admins don't care. (If they do, they can't do anything about it. Their "Edit" tab may read "View source".) Admins can already see it, as your new "Protect" tab will read "Change protection". Spıke Radiomicrophone15:16 20-Jul-16

edit Melania

You probably missed this article while looking through recent changes. It looks suspicious to me, like some sort of cyberbullying, but I'm not sure. Expert 3222 22:01, July 22, 2016 (UTC)

Also, I would like to give Irritable of contents autopatrolled rights. He makes good edits and patrolling them is annoying. Expert 3222 22:04, July 22, 2016 (UTC)
Made the change and added rollback rights. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 22:13, July 22, 2016 (UTC)
Regards the article, that is Melanie Trump isn't it? --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 22:26, July 22, 2016 (UTC)
Irritable in the early days also made a ton of bad edits; namely, inserting cryptic hints into articles that only he would know the answer to. I wanted to review each individually. Am not sure he has advanced beyond this, as it is still all about him, often.
Melania is an unflattering reference to the wife of Donald Trump by casting her as a disease. It could be a promising comedy concept. Melania is a public person and thus not protected by our cyberbullying rules; the problem is that insults without humor are not humor. There is nothing particularly laughworthy about her, as the only way we know her is through her obligatory speech about him at the Nominating Convention. Probably should have a tag attached; it should not stay in the encyclopedia at its current length. Spıke Radiomicrophone22:30 22-Jul-16
I am working on it if the initial author doesn't return. I will ask them on their talk page. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 22:51, July 22, 2016 (UTC)
What you gave it was exactly what it needed, playful references to real life. I put it on {{Recent}}. No need for the author to approve, if he is going to stick it in mainspace. By comparison, Anon just wrote a single mean paragraph at Mariah Carey with a beg for others to do the heavy lifting, and I deleted it. Spıke Radiomicrophone22:59 22-Jul-16

edit Doraemon‎

Hi Spike, suspect Monby is a sock puppet of Qwert01‎‎, who had a minor tantrum over my query regarding an earlier edit yesterday. Could you have a look, see what you think before I take any action?  EStop Easy button 06:09, July 27, 2016 (UTC)

The users Monby and Qwert01 would not seem to be the same person except that the latter defended the work of the former as though it were his own. I thought Qwert01's edits were sideways, but you said you liked part of it; Monby's was gassy English and not very funny. I have asked him on User talk:Qwert01. I suspect he wanted a less trashy user name. Let's see if he owns up to it, ask him to pick one, and permaban the other per standard policy. Spıke Radiomicrophone12:18 27-Jul-16
This is Monby. I am a different user, and I am not the same person as Qwert01. However, we share the same IP Address since we each have our own account but only have one set of computer. In other words, we are siblings but with the same IP Address. With this reason, are you able to revert back my post on that article? Thank you, and hope this clears things up. The preceding unsigned comment was added by Monby (talk • contribs)
I can revert it; and you can undo it, but you ought not to. I didn't revert it because of who you are, but because it was "gassy English and not very funny," as I explain just above. Spıke Radiomicrophone18:28 27-Jul-16

edit User:Simsilikesims/IB List

You may question my motivation in copying and pasting this one from the dead back to my userspace. I thought it would be a perfect example of how a list can go on forever with IP's and new users endlessly adding to the list, as did in fact happen with International Baccalaureate, one reason it was voted down (and continues to be added to, on the mirror site). So I have referenced it in UN:LIST as an example of why lists are bad. -- Simsilikesims(♀GUN) Talk here. 08:35, July 27, 2016 (UTC)

It would be much better if our policy pages pointed to examples of good writing and avoided pointing to examples of what not to do. It would also be good to observe the general rule that mainspace articles should not point into userspace. You could move the crappy list into mainspace, but you shouldn't, because it's crappy. Spıke Radiomicrophone12:18 27-Jul-16
I think good teaching of literature doesn't just use good examples, but also bad examples. It reminds me of a pictorial actual question on my drivers license test for Washington state when I was 16: It showed a drawn picture of a man in a car driving the wrong way onto a freeway exit ramp, with signs around the ramp clearly visible saying "Wrong Way" "Do Not Enter" and "One Way" pointing the opposite way of the way the car was going. Underneath the picture was the question "Is this man doing the right thing?" It was a yes or no question. Also, I think the International Baccalaureate article was the historical beginning of the end of lists on Uncyclopedia. Readers that do not understand why lists are bad simply by being told lists are bad, may understand it by being SHOWN why lists are bad. Other comedy sites, such as Cracked, use lists, but they use fleshed out lists. Around here, starting a list just becomes an endless crappy list that nobody wants to read, or else just junky filler full of stale memes. -- Simsilikesims(♀GUN) Talk here. 22:53, July 27, 2016 (UTC)

edit Nintendo DS/popular titles

What have I done wrong in this page? The preceding unsigned comment was added by Monby (talk • contribs)

If you don't mind, I think Monby's ban should be reduced to one day. He is brand new, might not have known how to find the History button (or might even be using Wikia skin), and apparently doesn't even know how to sign his posts. HTBFANJS was referenced in his talk page, but I was working on information on UN:LIST on his talk page when you edit conflicted me. When you are in your 30's or older, one week is nothing, but when you are young, a week is forever. He strikes me with his edit style as very young, probably in his early teens. One day should be enough for him to read the entirety of HTBFANJS, UN:LIST, and the entire Beginner's Guide, along with all the ignorable policies, unless his parents are limiting his time online. I know it took me a lot of trial and error to learn everything in HTBFANJS when I was just starting out. My first article got QVFD, because it was rather short, and stupid, rather than funny. My next article got VFD, because it was just a list. (The list of these articles is on my userpage.) Unless he is autistic, he may have potential, if he reads and understands the information in the links on his userpage. I think his youthful eagerness got the better of him (just one more edit!) this time, but a one day ban should calm things down without driving him away entirely. -- Simsilikesims(♀GUN) Talk here. 00:21, July 28, 2016 (UTC)
No problem. But I am thinking single-digits (Wikia's ToU is 13 years of age). If you have the patience for him, go wild; I don't. Spıke Radiomicrophone00:46 28-Jul-16

edit Emo virus

Thanks for wading in on this Spike! Thought the comedy strategy was a good one, if not originally executed particularly well. Two more wins chalked-up for the NS Navs and a boost to .520 batting average. Did the Knights beat the Titans yesterday? Internet is a bit slow at the minute.  EStop Easy button 05:27, July 31, 2016 (UTC)

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