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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)

I was holding the down marker on the sideline of a gridiron, but afterward walked over to the home of the Navs. An adult Over-35 league was having its All-Star Game, but the Navs' announcer was in the booth, following out-of-town action, and said the Navs had won their game on Martha's Vineyard. Knights lost, but the Navs are never going to catch them in the final week.
.510 is no one's batting average but the Navs' won-lost average, shown in newspapers as PCT although it is no more a percentage than the World Series involves the world. Still, it is impressive after a 1-11 start.
My email PC is still logged off from Wikia and disinvited from returning due to my choice of browser, which Wikia criticized when I reported this bug. I would not have switched on a laptop this morning except for your post, as youse seem to have things under control. Spıke Radiomicrophone13:28 31-Jul-16

Ah, okay. You did say the team gathered momentum as the season went on. Thought I'd picked the duffer... All good out here now thanks and have a full crew again, be it with a couple filling-in from the reserve bench. Waiting on the evening tide to leave the field and return to Holland. The weather has finally broken so the speedo squad are out on the heli-deck chilling out. Good to see, they deserve it after this week. No routine traffic to report, I'll let you know if anything comes in.  EStop Easy button 14:37, July 31, 2016 (UTC)

edit Revert reason

What was wrong with this edit? Correct surname is Wojtyła and I don't see anything funny in "Mojtyła". Expert 3222 17:00, August 4, 2016 (UTC)

I agree entirely, and that is why I reverted Anon. Only, I didn't read the change carefully and got it backward. Now restored, thanks. Spıke Radiomicrophone17:06 4-Aug-16

edit RE: Oh Dear...

I am really new, I should of put a Under Construction Notice to it I will find jokes, there are jokes out there. (And yes I am reading the be funny and not just stupid article) That was for a livestream, can you leave it up for a little longer so they can see it? -SW50000

Certainly not. Would you read our policies? (Would you read anything, such as how to sign your posts?) The {{Construction}} tag is not the issue; rather, even after construction is complete, your article is not of general interest. We are not here to host vanity articles for the benefit of your homies, but to host articles of general interest. Sorry about that! Spıke Radiomicrophone01:34 13-Aug-16

Wait I think I know what wen't wrong, hold on, let me re-write the page -SW50000

Oh, you are walking on the edge when you (1) re-create an article after I deleted it and told you why, and (2) that you post without signing it after I just asked you to do so. You may be wasting your time here, especially if you are expecting other people to correct words such as "wen't". Spıke Radiomicrophone01:40 13-Aug-16

Eh? Nevermind, can you give me a Copy of the page so I can just copy paste it? I'll find a better place for it, thanks -SW50000 And by "Re-write" I meant not Re-uploading the page, I mean completly re-write it to find a joke

<I deleted the message, fell free to revert this if you wan't (I'll recreate it on another website)

edit Abuse filter problem

Hi. We currently are dealing with a troll on Nonsensopedia who creates accounts with names very similar to those of admins. I've tried to restrict creation of such accounts with Abuse Filter. I got it to match on his accounts (when I use "test on recent changes" feature), but it still doesn't prevent creating them. The filter uses action=="createaccount" and user_name variable to match (when I used accountname it didn't work) and is set to disallow. Am I missing something? Expert 3222 17:19, August 14, 2016 (UTC)

Our comparable tool is Abuse Filter 13, which you can take a look at. I don't claim it works, as our comparable vandal has been gone for years, but I do notice that it doesn't use double-equals syntax. Spıke Radiomicrophone17:51 14-Aug-16
PS--The "test on recent changes" feature is problematic, because if the filter works, then it prevents changes, and they are not logged as recent changes, against which you can test future editions of a filter. Spıke Radiomicrophone18:01 14-Aug-16

Thanks for your tips! I will modify our filter according to them and let you know if it works when the vandal strikes back. Expert 3222 00:14, August 15, 2016 (UTC)

It doesn't work :/. I am no longer an admin on Nonsensopedia, so I can't show you full contents of the filter (it's private). Maybe VSTFs can fix the filter? I heard that they help with it. If so, where do I ask for help? I have seen a page on "spam filter problems", but it seems to be for overreacting filters, not for those not working (and even maybe not for local abuse filters, but for global phalanx filter). Expert 3222 12:27, August 26, 2016 (UTC)

In my last effort, I found no way to post a problem for VSTF to solve. You might use Special:ListUsers to list VSTF members with accounts here, along with indications of their level of activity, and post to the talk page of one or more of them. However, writing new stuff has more allure than debugging old stuff, especially at Wikia headquarters! I still have no good textbook on MediaWiki; I know what I know through observation, trial, and error; likewise what I know about the Abuse Filter; and have told you everything I know that might relate to the problem.
I saw you deleted the note on your user page about being Admin at pl:, though it was not clear whether you were de-opped or simply no longer wanted to advertise the fact. If you just walked away in favor of adminship here, you would have concluded that the returning vandal is someone else's problem. Was there a putsch? Spıke Radiomicrophone14:33 26-Aug-16

edit Recent Irritable of contents ban

I've seen on Recent changes that you banned him because he again forgot to list deleted photos on QVFD. I don't think it's worth a week ban and would reduce it, especially since his mistake doesn't have very big impact, as there already are many unused files on this wiki. Sure, I understand that you want users to behave correctly and don't make any mistakes, but banning a good contributor for a week for things like that is in my opinion a bit too much. If you'll allow to reduce the ban, I will patrol his edits for deleted photos unlisted on QVFD, so you don't need to worry about it. Expert 3222 00:14, August 15, 2016 (UTC)

I don't have a problem with you intervening; however, substituting a waste of your time for a waste of my time is not a solution. I banned him not for making this cluttered website more cluttered but for blowing off a rule that he obsequiously followed after, sigh!, the previous ban. He is a good editor but "contributor" implies also knowing this website is a group project, not a personal sandbox. If you are going to intervene, I hope it is not merely to clean up after him but to advise him, and I predict you will not understand his responses, in which case: Do not blame your English skills. Spıke Radiomicrophone00:31 15-Aug-16

edit Anons' user and talk pages

What about deleting them? I have started doing so (using a helpful script from Dev Wiki), but there are a lot of them (I assume it's more than 200). Of course if something is done intentionally (like, I'm going to leave it. Expert 3222 03:01, August 16, 2016 (UTC)

Anons don't get user pages. Regarding talk pages, we are not supposed to give more help than encourage them to pick a user name. If someone has done that, there is no rush to delete them, as Anon is not required to return the very next day to check whether someone has invited him to join. I suspect the other Admins would tell you that we are not running out of space and these should not be deleted, at least sight-unseen by a script. If Anon helped on an article and his talk page sheds light on how the article came to be, that might be moved to the article's talk page. Spıke Radiomicrophone03:07 16-Aug-16

No, I didn't mean to delete them without looking at them. The script doesn't delete pages for me automatically, I can just click a button after visiting the page and reviewing its contents to delete it instantly (see script description here). Yes, space is not an issue, but it makes the wiki less crufted, as almost nobody will visit anons' pages. Expert 3222 03:17, August 16, 2016 (UTC)

edit Canada

I know this article is an FA, but it's heavily outdated and nowhere near as good by today's standards. There's some cruft in there, issues with flow, several images are oversized, etc. Have you thought about rewriting it at all?--HolUp (talk) 04:07, August 18, 2016 (UTC)

I don't rewrite FAs, and other Admins are more against it than I am. Being "outdated" you are always free to correct, as an FA can be brought up-to-date; likewise the sizes of images, although this is a hopeless cause as all our screen sizes are different. I know of many crufty FAs, including many of our supposed website in-jokes, and I don't lose sleep over them. If you are from Canada or believe this article is projecting a seriously crufty image of us to Canadians, take your concerns directly to Romartus (who is only an ocean away from Canada). Spıke Radiomicrophone04:19 18-Aug-16

edit User:Simsilikesims/UnNews:Trump responds to statues

I was hoping you could help polish this up, or let me know if it is okay as is. If you aren't familiar with AC/DC's song Big Balls, by the way, do a lyric search (much less bandwidth involved than looking it up on Youtube). -- Simsilikesims(♀GUN) Talk here. 04:39, August 19, 2016 (UTC)

It does not belong on the service at all. It is a single paragraph, and any notion of amusing the reader is subordinate to the evident purpose of (1) promoting a specific YouTube and (2) inventing ridicule for Trump, exactly as the sculptors in the Source stories are doing. (Twenty years ago, a sculptor in Portsmouth, NH used a campaign of nude statues to defeat candidates she thought might stand in the way of her arts subsidies.) A better use of the song lyrics would not overcome these problems. There is no clever nexus to reality, as Trump has not conducted a campaign on nudity or with nudity, except for the bizarre "penis" remark at the start of one of the debates. Returned to your userspace to see if you can come up with a comedy strategy. Spıke Radiomicrophone12:41 19-Aug-16

(1)The YouTube video described does NOT exist, never has, and never will. (2)Trumps campaign also has not responded to this PR crisis, and the very idea that Trump would create a video of this kind is ridiculous, and so far fetched, unless the man actually loses his mind over this, that I thought it had the potential to be funny. His losing his mind however, would not be funny in the least, but would be sad and scary. On a related note, sexism hurts both men and women when it limits emotional expression.---- Simsilikesims(♀GUN) Talk here. 18:11, August 19, 2016 (UTC)

I stand corrected on the YouTube, but it still comes across as unclever ridicule, based on unclever ridicule in the Source. Spıke Radiomicrophone21:30 19-Aug-16
Yes, I guess that sums it up, then. I didn't think presidential candidates were off limits for ridicule, but I suppose I should have chosen something less obvious than a song about parties/balls that is basically an innuendo theme that runs throughout the entire song (and yes, there are videos with audio or lyrics of the song, but none on AC/DC's official VEVO page for some reason). The anarchists wanted not just to ridicule, but to humiliate Trump, and in my opinion they crossed a line. Not that similar tactics haven't been used before, as you mentioned, and also in World War II - see also the Wikipedia article titled "Hitler has only got one ball". It was a real song with lyrics used in World War II. Also, there is some precedent in Trump's campaign for dealing with ridicule regarding body parts - when people said he had small hands, he took pains to deny that he had small hands. So if he says he has balls, reacting to the suggestion on the statue base that he has none, he would probably say that he has big balls. Because Trump describes everything regarding himself as bigger and better, not just his plans for the economy or his proposed policies that he would set as president. This is not just a sign of confidence, but a sign of an inflated ego if he actually believes what he is saying. Nobody can be the best at every single thing they do. His expressing regrets, even in a general and vague manner, were a good first baby step, and a sign that he might have an iota of diplomatic skill. I just hope that, for everyone's sake, the regret was sincere. -- Simsilikesims(♀GUN) Talk here. 22:02, August 19, 2016 (UTC)
Of course, nothing is off-limits for ridicule. It simply ought to be clever and entertaining reading; otherwise you have Caster Semenya, a litany of ever-lengthening lists of a single androgyny joke, which I put on VFD today.
Whether or not Trump has balls is damned peculiar, given that his opponent definitely has no balls. It could be that she as President would conduct a ballsier (more assertive) foreign policy than even the Scoop Jackson wing of her party (R.I.P.), although if your aim is to replace a tyrant who was still Reagan's Bitch with riots in the streets, ballsiness is not a clear positive.
Trump's vagueness, tendency to hide inside superlatives, and apparent inability to state policy at greater length than 140 characters, is profoundly troubling. Hillary has character defects too, a quarter-century of them, even if a rock-solid FBI director now tells us that "no reasonable prosecutor" would file charges, which can only mean that any reasonable prosecutor would now fear for his life. I cannot psychoanalyze either of these guys, but they are both full of humor potential. "What difference--at this point--does it make" is an absurd response that became the final zinger in UnNews:Ford building self-woman-driving car.
Trump's expression of regrets today is only a tiny bit of the comedy. On a day when he might have led the news claiming that Obama and Hillary lied about never paying ransom to Iran, or shaming Obama for playing golf while Baton Rouge flooded, what does the Trump campaign give us? A change of campaign managers; the hiring of two other executives, but for the express purpose not of making Trump reverse course but of keeping him free, to "let Trump be Trump." Then he promptly reverses course anyway, reading a statement of spontaneous regret from the TelePrompTer, just after denying that he is going to submit to handlers, the statement giving him absolution on the next hurtful tweet he elects to make.
There, that ought to be enough for a full UnNews! Spıke Radiomicrophone22:40 19-Aug-16
Unfortunately, that is too close to the truth, and I can't find anything funny in it. Not only that, but Trump has suggested to his followers that if he does not win the election, they should riot and/or overthrow the government. He did that by implying that if he did not win, cheating would have occurred. Also, he probably did not bring up Obama staying away from Louisiana because the governor of Louisiana told Obama to stay away, and that would've come up if he did. Hillary is not innocent either, given the way she ran her campaign against Bernie and hired the person responsible for essentially jury-rigging the system to prevent him from winning fairly. Moreover, had Hillary been military personnel rather than Secretary of State, she would have been court-martialed for the way she handled classified information. Rioting in the streets is certainly not a desirable outcome of the election, but because there has been so much hate and divisiveness on both sides, it seems like it will be inevitable no matter whether the Secretary of Bengazi-gate wins or Donald "Start a War" Trump. (The war, by the way, will probably be with Mexico, though it could just as easily be China.) Both candidates have angered a lot of people. Honestly, if I thought there was a real chance she could win, I'd vote for Jill Stein. But the crooked primary process has shown that nobody outside a major party candidate can possibly win. -- Simsilikesims(♀GUN) Talk here. 22:58, August 19, 2016 (UTC)
No, "UnNews:Trump contradicts himself" would be close to the truth and not funny. However, on any choice of UnNews, having Trump stroll in and contradict himself — and bringing in Hillary too for legalistic evasions — would add texture to the article that is both funny and relates to real life. Spıke Radiomicrophone00:01 20-Aug-16
PS--I don't believe Trump, in his continual petulance that any personal defeat is because the "system is broken," was advocating violence, any more than that you were, just now. Nor that he really advocated that the Russians help us penetrate the Hillary fog or that Second Amendment types shoot her. One obstacle to writing about Trump is that absurd misinterpretation of his remarks reads just like the deliberate hysteria daily from his opponents. By the way, Trump's nomination disproves that "nobody outside a major party candidate can possibly win." Jeb Bush had a $140 million war chest and it was supposedly his turn. Spıke Radiomicrophone12:41 20-Aug-16

edit Anarchy

Greetings Master Spike. Are you saying that if I behave like a good boy and rewrite the Anarchy introduction, removing the flowery description and making it more direct, that you'd consider voting to Feature the article? You know I like to please. SMBsig21:25, August 22, 2016 (UTC)

Flowery isn't the problem. Your comedy strategy seems to be to make fun of the unreadability of scholarly papers, and the result is largely unreadable. It doesn't so much need to be more direct but be more relevant to Anarchy, and not just in the Intro. I was not saying I would vote for it. But, yes, I would vote for it. And please mind whom you talk to; I am really not so hungry for your obedience, but merely for fine writing. Spıke Radiomicrophone00:36 23-Aug-16

edit Ohgodyes

edit Don't appreciate the tone of your "welcome"

Come on, do you honestly believe I am here to vandalize?

Are all of my edits crap?

And then you close your message with a the phrase "welcome"

So sorry you weren't amused... and I don't feel welcome.

ps I appreciate your feedback as to why you didn't find things funny Ohgodyes (talk) 19:01, August 23, 2016 (UTC)

No, I do not believe you are here to vandalize; otherwise I would have shut off your account entirely for some number of days. No, I do not believe all of your edits are crap. However, enough of them are crap that I elected to give you the {{Oh Dear}} canned welcome file rather than my more welcoming welcome file. The hypocritical closing is simply what is in the file.
My feedback was in my Edit Summaries, available by using the History tab. At Feminism, when you encountered the awful "believe that by believing" from a previous editor, you repeated "belief" a couple extra times. This is one Uncyclopedian ranting at another Uncyclopedian in the text of an article. It is only funny to you, its only comedy strategy is ridiculing a previous editor, and any new reader will see it as simply bad writing. Bipolar Girl is a Featured Article (voted to run on the website main page). These are presumed not to need new help from you being funny, especially by changing the author's photo caption describing exasperation so it read, "going completely batshit."
Sorry you don't feel welcome. Please read How To Be Funny And Not Just Stupid and learn how to make edits that will not elicit a reaction that makes you feel unwelcome again. Spıke Radiomicrophone19:18 23-Aug-16

Your interpretation of my motive is completely innacurate..... guess that's why you missed the joke.... abd that the repition was only part of the joke.

FA or no FA, cussing or no cussing, my caption is funnier.... and I am guessing your judgments about cussing and your oh no we must preserve a FA kept you from... missing the joke.

I appreciate your willingness to share what was going on inside your head... Ohgodyes (talk) 19:34, August 23, 2016 (UTC)

I did not guess what was going on inside your head. All I did is evaluate its promise for new readers, also enforce a long-standing rule that protects all authors against having their FAs hacked by a newbie. It would work best if you did not guess on the state of my mind either. UN:AD. Spıke Radiomicrophone00:29 24-Aug-16
Hacked? lol now THAT's funny!
Twisting my words, then advising me to not do what you did, then denying that you did it- you're a hoot! Ohgodyes (talk) 11:09, August 24, 2016 (UTC)
You have now spent much more time manufacturing drama than you ever did writing funny stuff. Goodbye. Spıke Radiomicrophone12:20 24-Aug-16

edit Feminism

You reverted this [[1]] as well without comment.... I think it is funnier the current one.... what do you think? Ohgodyes (talk) 19:43, August 23, 2016 (UTC)

I think that your caption is merely an observation, whereas the former caption attempted some actual original humor, which is the business we are in. I also think that if you are reverted, even group-reverted, by an Admin, a wise thing not to do is to appeal for popular support on the article's talk page, as you did. Spıke Radiomicrophone00:24 24-Aug-16

edit Template:Title

I have removed the italic [from {{Title}} in iCarly] as it causes template to malfunction and display "null" instead of title. Expert 3222 23:21, August 24, 2016 (UTC)

Alright, HolUp has fixed it. It seems that your template only works with plain text. Expert 3222 23:22, August 24, 2016 (UTC)

I have noted this problem at Template:Title. However, it is used this way throughout Uncyclopedia. My guess is that I broke it when I edited MediaWiki:Common.js to recode this using jQuery. Will ask PuppyOnTheRadio to look at it. Spıke Radiomicrophone23:38 24-Aug-16

PS--Puppy now emails that he will try to review this over the weekend, but is still having issues gaining mobile access to Uncyclopedia. I added documentation to Template:Title that identifies the code in Common that makes the magic happen. Anyone is welcome to comment on whether the two-single-quote syntax to specify italics would break this code. Spıke Radiomicrophone01:03 25-Aug-16

PPS--I have a clue. Have seen that the double (or triple) single-quotes are translated into HTML tags <I> or <B>. But the non-jQuery portion of the code looks for the text of the child element of the DIV (which would be null, as the meat is now two nodes down in the Document Object Model). Am not enough of an expert to know the most elegant solution. Spıke Radiomicrophone01:20 25-Aug-16

I have edited Common twice in a way that seems damned elegant. I cannot see the effect in other tabs, even after purging, though it works when I open a Web Console and do it manually. Also, I cannot ask Wikia to certify my edits as non-malicious and publish them, because of my choice of browser, but you are welcome to do so (by clicking on Review status). In any case, if the bug is fixed, HolUp's edit to not use {{Title}} is not the best solution. Spıke Radiomicrophone01:44 25-Aug-16

I have requested a review. Expert 3222 02:20, August 25, 2016 (UTC)

edit Wikipedia templates merge

As I have seen, Uncyclopedia has {{Wikipedia}} and {{NoWikipedia}} templates, and both of them have a "parameter version" ({{Wikipediapar}} and {{NoWikipediapar}}). The problem is that parameter versions are redundant, as this functionality can easily be implemented in basic versions of templates by using {{#if:{{{1|}}}|{{{1}}}|{{PAGENAME}}}} check to insert custom page link if template is given an argument, and automatically insert current page link if not. The problem is it would require mass replace, but I believe it can be done with tool described here. What do you think? Expert 3222 08:00, August 25, 2016 (UTC)

The same applies to {{Wikia}} and {{Wikiapar}}, and also there is a possibility of unifying the no-link version of Wikipedia template ({{Wikipediaalt}}) by adding completely custom parameter to not display link and another check. Expert 3222 08:10, August 25, 2016 (UTC)

These templates are well-documented and everyone is using them. There is no problem at all in changing {{Wikipedia}} to let it have an optional second parameter, nor even in changing the documentation to state that this is the "preferred" way to code and that {{Wikipediapar}} etc. are "deprecated." Actually changing hundreds of pages for the sake of elegance seems unnecessary. Spıke Radiomicrophone11:02 25-Aug-16

Not to me, I would prefer to have just one good template instead of three others whose effect can be added with a few lines of code. But that's alright. I will upgrade the template and add relevant documentation without global replace. Expert 3222 18:51, August 25, 2016 (UTC)

My opinion that it would be helpful to allow for other forms of {{Wikipedia}} is uncontroversial. When my opinion is a statement of a long-standing rule (such as don't rework a Featured Article), I try to specify that. Now, I agree with you that it would have been nice if everyone had used {{Wikipedia}} instead of the alternative. But they did not; and, despite your best efforts, returning Uncyclopedians who don't read our conversation will not and it will be a continuing effort to convert them. However: This opinion is not Uncyclopedia official policy but Spike personal aesthetics. Also, the "unnecessary" disruption I imagined is minimized if you make the changes with a 'bot. Here is Uncyclopedia official policy: Those seeking to set out a single coding practice that differs from the historical practice should not ask a single Admin but open a Forum at Village Dump. Spıke Radiomicrophone20:00 25-Aug-16
I will probably open forum once I get a few more things to do with the bot. Expert 3222 10:18, August 26, 2016 (UTC)

On a related note, I must admit I'm very excited to discover this tool. I have been always thinking how something like that would be useful. Do you have any task that requires bot-like edits (replacing category, removing redlinks from pages etc.)? I'd be very happy to learn to use this tool and help! Expert 3222 18:51, August 25, 2016 (UTC)

Can you please tell me if there are any small things doable with bots, like mentioned redlink removal, replacing categories etc? Expert 3222 10:18, August 26, 2016 (UTC)

I have tried to create the template without using {{#if:}} as it theoretically could be done with {{{parameter|default value if not specified}}}, but I have a problem. It doesn't work, even though mediawikiwiki:Help:Templates#Default values clearly says it should. I'm confused. Expert 3222 19:21, August 25, 2016 (UTC)

  1. If you are conducting a test within the template page, then any attempt to reference the template itself references the version stored in the wiki, not the version you are editing.
  2. Anton199 had problems last year with parameters in templates, though we never pinned it down sufficiently to report it to Wikia. Spıke Radiomicrophone20:00 25-Aug-16
Yeah, I know about 1, that's why I created the second page. The template works now, though I had to remove feature mentioned in my next post because it didn't work. {{{parameter|default value if not specified}}} syntax also doesn't work, but I have used basic {{#if:}} and it works. Expert 3222 10:18, August 26, 2016 (UTC)

Nevermind, I got it to work. I have removed support for nolink parameter, as I wanted for it to activate if parameter was used without value or with value, and supplying both ways was too much hassle. I couldn't understand how to do it at all. Expert 3222 19:55, August 25, 2016 (UTC)

edit UnNews:Farage throws support to Trump

Farage supports Trump....Well, it was only a matter of time. Surely this requires an experienced journalistic piece from Spike in an UnNews special? SMBsig08:14, August 25, 2016 (UTC)

Will investigate. Spıke Radiomicrophone11:03 25-Aug-16
Oh, this is a gold mine. Spıke Radiomicrophone11:06 25-Aug-16

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)

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