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Homie Spıke ¬ 21:10 2-Mar-14

Uncyclopedia:Requested articles award

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This user created List of military disasters, an article originally requested on Uncyclopedia:Requested Articles. Good for them us!
(If awarding yourself please update the award statistics)


Congratulations! Anton (talk) Uncyclopedia United 12:40, March 8, 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 13:15, March 8, 2014 (UTC)
I haven't seen the "original concept" part, otherwise I would have added it! Also, as you are here, could you please take a look at Forum:RRRRRotM? Anton (talk) Uncyclopedia United 14:33, March 8, 2014 (UTC)
Just helping you with it. Thanks, I will take a look. Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 14:36, March 8, 2014 (UTC)
Thank you! Anton (talk) Uncyclopedia United 14:47, March 8, 2014 (UTC)

How do you like this?

VolcanoEruption

Anton (talk) Uncyclopedia United 17:35, March 8, 2014 (UTC)

Great! Thanks. Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 17:45, March 8, 2014 (UTC)

How about this? - Ukraine

I thought of a paragraph which could follow the last history section (which ends by "The whole gas dispute ended when the Ukraine realised it could use the nuclear power they had to supply electricity to homes and went around building lots of nuclear power stations with a guide they bought from Russia called, "How to build a Chernobyl-type power station.""):


Cquote1 Ukrainian engineers proposed to purchase several such guides from the EU countries (for comparison), but it would basically mean joining the EU and betraying Russia's loyalty to the country. The people on the streets even exclaimed: "No Europe without Russia!" Some said that the correct interpretation is "Russia is not going to let us join Europe!" but Ukrainian people often mean two different things when talking about one, as the Cossacks from whom they descended mastered this technique. The people addressed themselves to Yanukovych, not knowing how to resolve the situation, who by that time has already flown to Russia.

When the Russian military forces arrived (they wanted to defend the Ukrainians from any military aggression from the part of the US and the European Union), they saw people climbing into Yanukovych's residence and mistook them for the American spies. In exchange, the Ukrainians mistook them for the American military forces (the uniforms used by Russian soldiers bared the "Made in the USA" inscriptions). This situation lasted for weeks. Yanokuvych, not being able to return to Kiev (because of the rumours about American spies) and not being able to rule over Ukraine from Russia's Rostov-on-Don, talked about giving up his post. Putin advised him strongly to keep on struggling and even said "Our soldiers will stand behind the Ukrainian people", meaning that he was willing to support them.

However, the USA, which has been watching the Ukrainian situation since the beginning, forced the European countries to accept Ukraine into the European Union. Yanukovych gave up his post.

Cquote2

However, I cannot imagine what else to say. Could you help, please? Anton (talk) Uncyclopedia United 15:09, March 9, 2014 (UTC)

If I may kibitz: Everyone knows what Chernobyl means, so this joke should simply name-drop and not be so direct. Fleed/flied fails as a pun as one of the alternatives wants to be "flown" (unless you rephrase). So much description of unanimous opinion of this or that bloc reads as though you are presenting serious ideologies for comparison; I suggest you instead report episodes and let the reader decide what the actors were thinking. Never state what they (Yanokuvych) are thinking yourself; an encyclopedia writer would not know.
I have a new UnNews with mostly parochial news but using Ukraine/Crimea as an analogy, if you'd like to play off it. Spıke ¬ 15:37 9-Mar-14
OK, thanks, I modified it! Anton (talk) Uncyclopedia United 15:43, March 9, 2014 (UTC)
There are more words to mince:

Cquote1 Ukrainian engineers requisitioned several such guides from the EU countries (for comparison), but Purchasing discarded the request as unfaithful to Russia. The people on the streets chanted: "No Europe without Russia!" Some said that this meant, "Russia will not let us join Europe!" but the Ukrainians learned from the Cossacks how to mean two different things when talking about one. Protesters went to Yanukovych's home, but he had already flown to Russia.

When Russian troops arrived to protect Ukraine from any US/EU aggression, they tragically mistook for American spies the citizens climbing into Yanukovych's residence, just as the citizens mistook the Russians, surely because of the unfortunate Made in USA labels on their uniforms. The stand-off lasted for weeks.

Yanokuvych, unable to return to Kiev (because of the rumours about American spies), nor to rule in exile from Rostov-on-the-Don, proposed to abdicate, but Putin talked him into staying. Putin pledged his support, or at least the support of the Russian troops.

However, the USA, which had been watching the Ukrainian situation since the beginning, forced the European countries to accept Ukraine into the European Union. Yanukovych gave up his post.

Cquote2

Spıke ¬ 16:02 9-Mar-14

Great, thanks! Anton (talk) Uncyclopedia United 16:18, March 9, 2014 (UTC)

Scots wha hae!

Hi Scott, Spike recommended I look you up as a fellow Scot, I've just started contributing a little to the site. Hope to talk soon! :) Berek (talk) 22:42, March 13, 2014 (UTC)

Hello there! Nice to meet you. Yes I am half-Scottish however I don't currently reside in Scotland (I'm sort of a Scot in exile!). I'll come over to your talk page and talk there! Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 06:20, March 14, 2014 (UTC)

Your welcome message

The headings Useful Services and Requested Articles (which, incidentally, each contain one more capital letter than is Wikipedia/Uncyclopedia house style), show up on my screen (for instance, on User talk:Photons) as numbered heads. So the first section I wrote him is Section 3. This could be confusing, even though your heads are third-level and not as prominent as the eventual real sections. Please consider using ;Unnumbered heads as I do. Spıke ¬ 12:22 16-Mar-14

PS--{{Writing funny stuff}} is a recent template that Romartus and I use to tie together all the pages of potential interest to a new registrant. It is comparatively less important to direct him to a random page, as the main page has already done. Spıke ¬ 12:49 16-Mar-14

Notified. I will change it as soon as I can. Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 18:38, March 18, 2014 (UTC)

Ukraine

I don't know if you saw the discussion above but I am going to insert the final paragraph (developed by Spike) into the history part with some additions. You are welcome to add anything (images or text) if you have time! Anton (talk) Uncyclopedia United 15:01, March 16, 2014 (UTC)

Looks great! Thanks. Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 18:38, March 18, 2014 (UTC)

USP

I know that you are very busy right now and I await the time when you'll come back here to edit regularly (or not regularly)! But the UnSignpost still needs to be issued and so I will be creating a new one soon. If you find enough time, you can contribute. If you don't, don't, that's fine. And from now on, if I am making any new issue, I will be adding a link to it on the main page and not necessarily here, so if you feel like editing, you can always see if I am working on something or not! Anton (talk) Uncyclopedia United 08:56, March 18, 2014 (UTC)

Glad you noticed that there is news going on lately, mostly involving shiny new users! Spıke ¬ 11:59 18-Mar-14
Thanks Anton. I am still active (just). I'm afraid I am going through a very busy period of life so I may not be article producing for a while, however I have no intention of leaving or becoming permanently less active. Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 18:38, March 18, 2014 (UTC)
I ain't buying this. I have heard these claims of distractions in Real Life from several users, and I think this Real Life is grossly overrated. Spıke ¬ 18:45 18-Mar-14
Hahaha, isn't it just! But Uncyclopedia doesn't pay, not that it should do. Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 18:48, March 18, 2014 (UTC)
Can't buy me love her... Anton (talk) Uncyclopedia United 09:13, March 19, 2014 (UTC)
Sorry...I don't get it. Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 18:06, March 19, 2014 (UTC)
Beatles, my friend. Also, Uncyclopedia is she. Anton (talk) Uncyclopedia United 18:36, March 19, 2014 (UTC)
Beatle soup? Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 16:41, March 22, 2014 (UTC)
I don't know. Anton (talk) Uncyclopedia United 17:55, March 22, 2014 (UTC)

Accountant on VFD

I claim this is now saveable. The previous section that relied on Repetition Humor (also on Double Entry Ledger Humor) is gone. Please flip your vote on VFD if you see fit — and add illustrations if you can! Spıke ¬ 18:15 21-Mar-14

Thanks for withdrawing your VFD nomination, and with review comments to boot. I'll work on the Intro straight away. However, I did not intend to explain "Webster." The clueless Uncyclopedia article writer obviously thinks that Webster is a basketball player. (In fact, we had such a basketball player this year, but he had neither of the stated flaws in his game.) Spıke ¬ 12:28 22-Mar-14

Blanker

Allow me to roll him back with Rollback All, which performs a "bot" edit and changes his edit to a "bot" edit, so that neither appear in most views of Recent Changes. Also do not give him the satisfaction of a reaction. Spıke ¬ 16:33 22-Mar-14

Oooo...that's sneaky. Didn't know that existed. I'll ignore it next time then. I just thought that you'd gone for a while so no point in letting vandalism hang around. I would think he'd get rather annoyed we were rollbacking him straight after he edited as well but your way would definitely give him even less satisfaction. Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 16:38, March 22, 2014 (UTC)

As his last edit was described as: Replaced page with 'admins are so butthurt right now' , his goal is to cause annoyance, not to hope to permanently change the wiki. You may revert him yourself; just use Rollback All for the above reason. Spıke ¬ 16:41 22-Mar-14

When you say "just use rollback all" are you implying that I am able to perform this task (I had presumed that this was an admin only thing). Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 16:43, March 22, 2014 (UTC)

If you have Teh Rollbackz, you can use it. See UN:HAX to install. Spıke ¬ 16:56 22-Mar-14

Hah! Anton199 is listening in and installed it first! Spıke ¬ 17:00 22-Mar-14

Regarding "I just thought that you'd gone for a while," I was back inside Accountant. Spıke ¬ 17:01 22-Mar-14

Me? Listening? No, I am just sitting close to both of you and hear everything you say. Anton (talk) Uncyclopedia United 17:02, March 22, 2014 (UTC)
Snowscape

It has started to snow. About three times per week, forever; the snows in the last two weeks melt off before I have to shovel them. But college baseball started today, the first two games moved to a site apparently with artificial grass. The forecast for tomorrow's third game does not have the temperature rising above freezing. Spıke ¬ 17:33 22-Mar-14

Well, baseball should not abandoned in favour of snowball fights. What temperature is it now, approximately? Anton (talk) Uncyclopedia United 17:54, March 22, 2014 (UTC)

Where? Spıke ¬ 17:57 22-Mar-14

Edit Conflict:
Unlucky about the snow. On the contrary over here in England we have had the most mild winter in years. Apart from the monsoon, of which flooded fields still exist around me, the temperatures have never dropped much below 5 degrees Celsius, which is amazing. Recently warm weather and Sun has led to an early summer. Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 17:59, March 22, 2014 (UTC)
At your place, Spike. I would envy you, if that was earlier in winter. In Paris snow happens about once every century. And as the previous two winters have had some snow I don't expect it to happen till the 23d century. Anton (talk) Uncyclopedia United 18:03, March 22, 2014 (UTC)

It is a balmy 43 (6 Celsius) here right now; but again, tomorrow is supposed to be much colder. For short motorcycle trips and long stretches seated in front of a ball field, +10C is my lower limit. Spıke ¬ 18:05 22-Mar-14

I see. So in summer it will be like -50C? Anton (talk) Uncyclopedia United 18:16, March 22, 2014 (UTC)
I'd have thought the people of New Hampshire be more used to cold winters. My lower limit for going outside in pursuit of leisure would be 5 degrees C but there you go. Anton, in weather terms if you want something of everything then pop over the Channel to Britain. On most years we get a week's worth of snow and enough of it to bring the country to a halt. Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 18:18, March 22, 2014 (UTC)

Summer here gets as hot as other inland places; there are usually several runs of consecutive days with highs above +35C and uncomfortable sleeping; other times, down to +15C. This year, no one is assuming there will be a "summer" at all. ScottPat, +5C is pleasant to go out in the winter (for example, to top off the oil in the car), but not to sit stationary for five hours of a baseball doubleheader. Spıke ¬ 18:22 22-Mar-14

PS--We are "more used to cold winters" — but that doesn't mean we like them! But our many skiers do. Spıke ¬ 18:23 22-Mar-14


It is a toasty +7C now as we approach noon (We are already on summer time) and they get ready for their third baseball game. And no bone-chilling wind either. But I'm staying indoors. PS--I ridicule the Scots at the latest revision of Accountant--Simsie started it by adding that ledger paper is like graph paper in plaid. Spıke ¬ 15:43,15:45 23-Mar-14

I cursed the weather over here. First day of winter it seems. Don't know the temperature but the strong wind and hail adds a wind chill factor to it. Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 15:46, March 23, 2014 (UTC)

Accountant

Have found a web page refreshing once a minute with the play-by-play from the frozen mountaintop. Meanwhile, your new puns at Accounting are so contrived the UN would rule it torture (of our reader). Spıke ¬ 16:57 23-Mar-14

You know my English isn't good enough to interpret metaphors - give the Scot a chance! Do you think the puns are good or bad? Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 17:17, March 23, 2014 (UTC)

So neither "contrived" nor "torture[d]" was clear enough? Spıke ¬ 17:36 23-Mar-14

But the point of a pun is to cause a bit of pain. Do they cause too much? I just tried to do some clever stuff with the English language to get a few jokes in there. Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 17:38, March 23, 2014 (UTC)

That was as clever as drawing and quartering a chicken before you cook it. I minced a ton of words, and moved your pun on "actuary" out of the Intro, as the article is not about actuary. That title, by the way, is all yours. Spıke ¬ 11:14 24-Mar-14

Thank you

For writing that article! Just saying. Anton (talk) Uncyclopedia United 19:58, March 22, 2014 (UTC)

What article? Commonwealth of Nations? I have barely begun. I seem to have found time to write it this weekend although I really need to touch up Art of War at one point. Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 20:01, March 22, 2014 (UTC)
Silly me! UnSignpost article! Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 20:07, March 22, 2014 (UTC)

Pee Review

Hi! I was just looking at the Pee Review queue and noticed a few articles from you that have been on it for ages now (as in almost a year). Do you want them all looking at? If so I'll work my way through them as quick as possible. Reply here or on the pee review pages, I'll see it either way. --ChiefjusticeGameCube 20:30, March 23, 2014 (UTC)

I was writing the Pee Review for Remi Gaillard but lost it a while ago. Could I still review it? Anton (talk) Uncyclopedia United 07:31, March 24, 2014 (UTC)
If you want to review them please do. I am not too bothered. Those reviews I asked for when I was pretty new to the game. Remi Gaillard is almost a fan based article but hopefully contains some comedy! Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 17:46, March 24, 2014 (UTC)
Anton, I'm happy for you to carry on with this review in that case, let's try and do it sooner (ideally before someone has waited on the pee queue for over a year). If you're struggling to find the time let me know and I'll do it. --ChiefjusticeGameCube 06:48, March 26, 2014 (UTC)

Thomas the Tank Engine

Thomas is a blue tank engine. He is engine number 1. Thomas lives on the island of Sodor. He has a branch line, and two passenger coaches named Annie and Clarabel. Thomas is cheeky and fussy. He is best friends with Percy.

James the Red Engine

James is a red tender engine. He is engine number 5. James is vain, and is a mixed-traffic engine, meaning that he can pull both freight and passengers. He likes to think of himself as a really splendid engine.

The preceding unsigned comment was added by Anon (talk • contribs)

Well thank you for that information indeed. Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 20:36, March 25, 2014 (UTC)

The UnSignpost is back from holiday

Now you can read what you wrote! Anton (talk) Uncyclopedia United 16:02, March 28, 2014 (UTC)

Uncyclopedia:VFH/IPod Car (2nd nomination)

I remember that you voted for it once and so could you check it out again, please? There are no more subpages, everything is organised better and there is even a new image! Still, nobody votes... (There was a potential problem with the article fitting the main page, but I think that I solved it). Thanks, Anton (talk) Uncyclopedia United 19:24, March 29, 2014 (UTC)

I will have a look again. Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 18:19, March 30, 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for the comment and - yes, please - as for the review! I have submitted it to the Pee Review queue! Anton (talk) Uncyclopedia United 18:33, March 30, 2014 (UTC)
OK be warned it may take a while for me to get round to. Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 18:38, March 30, 2014 (UTC)
Well, I don't think it's going to be longer than the Remi Gaillard review I am trying to get round to. Anton (talk) Uncyclopedia United 18:41, March 30, 2014 (UTC)
Hahaha...are you a Remi fan? A French friend first showed Remi's videos to me and I loved them. So absurd. Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 18:43, March 30, 2014 (UTC)
Not exactly a fan, but I've seen some of the videos and enjoyed them! Sorry, the review has already been completed by Chief, but if you have any more suggestions, please feel free to add anything! Anton (talk) Uncyclopedia United 12:56, April 4, 2014 (UTC)
Sorry! Busy life. I'll take a look at it. Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 10:20, April 5, 2014 (UTC)

What was that?

[1]? Anton (talk) Uncyclopedia United 17:02, March 30, 2014 (UTC)

Big fingers, small touch screen. If I revert and it reads "(mobile)" please revert me as that was most probably unintentional. Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 18:21, March 30, 2014 (UTC)
Sure, I guessed that! Do you have the Rollbacks with change summary? Very handy and if you accidentally press on the button, you'll have to make a change summary before the revert, so you'll be able to cancel it. Anton (talk) Uncyclopedia United 18:28, March 30, 2014 (UTC)
Ooo...useful tool thanks. Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 18:32, March 30, 2014 (UTC)
You're welcome! Anton (talk) Uncyclopedia United 18:36, March 30, 2014 (UTC)
Also you've been a really active member of Uncyclopedia recently and yet a few people have shouted at you so I'd just like to say, thanks a tonne for being a great guy Anton and you deserve that award much more than I do. Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 18:41, March 30, 2014 (UTC)
Thank you for the praise!

Ah, certainly not! I would have never been an Uncyclopedian if last April I wouldn't have received welcomes from two people: you and Spike. I still remember the first UnSignpost I have received, as well as many offers of help and a few review requests! This was one of a few things that made me stay here!

Many thanks for everything, Anton (talk) Uncyclopedia United 18:56, March 30, 2014 (UTC)

By the way what happened to your friend who persuaded you to join? He's not active anymore! Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 19:02, March 30, 2014 (UTC)
You could ask him. I think that he's very busy now! Anton (talk) Uncyclopedia United 18:57, March 31, 2014 (UTC)

Happy anniversary!

So you have edited on Uncyclopedia for exactly one year! I really hope that you've had pleasure being on this site, talking to different people, writing articles, taking part in projects, leading the UnSignpost and much more! You have done a great job here and it was a great pleasure collaborating with you on many different occasions!

Anton (talk) Uncyclopedia United 18:57, March 31, 2014 (UTC)
Thank you. If I'm not mistaken your anniversary is in a few days time? Also do you like the new site banner? Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 18:58, March 31, 2014 (UTC)
Dittos on the Ninjastar, and special praise (and a photograph of something valuable; I just don't seem to have one in my jacket just now) to Anton for using anniversaries as yet another excuse to reinforce Uncyclopedia as a social experience! This makes people want to return. Spıke ¬ 22:28 31-Mar-14
Both banners are great as well as the Blood Donations page! Anton (talk) Uncyclopedia United 07:23, April 1, 2014 (UTC)

UnComic Book

PuppyOnTheRadio reworked your illustration for the 1 April site notice, but I had moved on to other things. But take the following point from his work: You advocated for your illustration (syringe plus text), then were misled into thinking there was a problem because it loaded so slowly. Well, text loads much faster than a photograph of text. Text comes "over the wire" as character codes (plus a bit of code describing the Style), whereas a photograph of text describes the shape and curvature of each letter.

Moreover, the space-saving JPG format to which you changed it, which compresses the size of the illustration as you wanted, is crappy on lettering or anything with sharp edges. (It is designed to efficiently render smooth gradients, such as faces.) Puppy, as a follow-on experiment, cropped your illustration to only the photo, and added your caption as text.

This is a better way to do this almost all of the time (perhaps even your contribution at Accountant). Because, in addition, text rendered as text (rather than included in a photo) can be searched for, and can be automatically translated to foreign languages (subject to the limitations of both those uses of "artificial intelligence"). So I'd encourage you not to 'Shoop dialogue/captions inside image uploads, and instead key the same dialogue/captions into the article where possible. Spıke ¬ 22:25 31-Mar-14

Thanks but I don't know how you add text seperately over the top of a picture. I'm not great with image formatting as you know, I just put the image out there because that was how I thought it would look. If the image had a problem with it you were completely free to fix it for me, I didn't mind. If you could tell me how to add writing over the top that would help me for the future. Thanks. Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 05:55, April 1, 2014 (UTC)

You can certainly add text aside a photo — as you intended here — by coding it as a Wikitable. If you care to code HTML, two <DIV>s that are both centered, or that would be butted up against one another but are defined to have negative margins, are superimposed. (But don't try to use that to get the text in any specific place relative to the photo, because other people are guaranteed not to see exactly what you see.)

The Site Notice makes JavaScript modify the selected page, and I don't know whether they accommodate Wikitables. That is one reason I didn't act on Puppy's optimization. Spıke ¬ 02:22 2-Apr-14

Agents on VFD

If you concur with Puppy's observation on VFD, I'll consider it settled without the five votes. Spıke ¬ 01:35 4-Apr-14

Also, seconding my flip to give Anton199 the Save on Phil Osophy would close that vote. Spıke ¬ 01:48 4-Apr-14

Taking a look. Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 10:21, April 5, 2014 (UTC)

The Art of War#Criticism

It's your article, but the last paragraph in this should refer to WP:Transcendental Meditation (as they can transcend dental medication).                               Puppy's talk page11:14 am 05 Apr 2014

Also, you should read this: http://www.historyhome.co.uk/c-eight/france/teeth.htm                               Puppy's talk page11:20 am 05 Apr 2014
Thanks. Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 11:25, April 5, 2014 (UTC)

Have a vote v have to vote

Slight difference in meaning. Similar to one of the "values" at my work is "we do what we say". There were a bunch of coffee mugs printed with the different work values on it, and due to a stuff up it became "do what we say".

Mind you, it's compulsory to vote in a federal election in Australia. About time the rest of you knew what that felt like.                               Puppy's talk page12:39 pm 07 Apr 2014

I think you misuderstand, I was not complaining that it stated it was compulsary to vote, I was saying it stated it was compulsary to stage a vote, as implied by "have a vote" instead of "may have a vote."
My Aussie friend informs me that the reason it is compulsary to vote down under is because otherwise no one would vote in Australia because not that many Aussies give a shit about politics! Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 12:58, April 7, 2014 (UTC)
The existence of Peru is all the proof that anyone needs that conscripting people to vote does not result in better government. Not saying that Australia isn't further proof. Spıke ¬ 13:41 7-Apr-14

UnNews:Two British women die in Tenerife

Very funny! I read the original news article and you've parodied it very well! Have you tried getting a job at BBC? Anton (talk) Uncyclopedia United 13:15, April 7, 2014 (UTC)

Nope. Besides I'd rather secure a Radio 4 comedy sketch show slot, not a front page news journalist. I was quite worried that the story was to be seen as bad taste as although I was ridiculing the BBC's reporting, some may thing I was disgracing the deaths of the two women but I'm glad you enjoyed it. Thanks! Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 13:21, April 7, 2014 (UTC)
Bad taste is what we do here! but my problem is that this is rather a null UnNews, along the lines of Nobody cares — an article reveling in the fact that it has nothing to say. Spıke ¬ 13:41 7-Apr-14
(Responding to Scott) I think that in your case a good idea would be to change the location without necessarily deleting any jokes and to leave the link to the BBC article as a source. But I understood yours was a parody and not bad taste, so that's how you decide.
What concerns the nothing happens aspect, the best way would be to pretend as if something is happening, which I think this UnNews does. Anton (talk) Uncyclopedia United 13:51, April 7, 2014 (UTC)
But Spike it parodies the BBC page which talks about nothing. Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 14:03, April 7, 2014 (UTC)
I had not followed it to the Source, and withdraw my complaint. But probably won't dress it up on the Front Page either. Spıke ¬ 14:49 7-Apr-14

UnNews:Mean furniture hide before killing‎‎

PS--Now you have a follow-on UnNews that strikes me the same way. Is the BBC having a very bad day? Spıke ¬ 14:51 7-Apr-14

The follow on is just what I thought of when I first read the title of my source. Maybe a tad random but I think relevant enough. Hopefully riddled with enough laughter to enjoy. Please have a read if you wish. Thanks. Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 14:53, April 7, 2014 (UTC)

I read the first paragraph and was struck by the lack of resemblance to news, as it rambles through history before telling us what the alleged news is. There is nothing driving this piece except reading a random headline about "hidden meaning" and straining to deconstruct it using an alternate sense of "mean." Spıke ¬ 16:36 7-Apr-14

It is funny you should say that, the first two sentences were copied off the BBC News article almost exactly (apart from the pyscho killer sofa part), thus not only resembling news but being actual news. My article attempts to lampoon the sensationalisation of scientific discoveries in the press, especially in newspapers that I have unfortunately read where I am trying to work out whether the article about giant mutant rats published on the 1st April was a joke or not! (It wasn't supposed to be their prank!) I rub this in with the ridiculous nature of furniture being pyschopathic killers only because when I read the title with the words, "hidden meaning" in a sensationalised press that could mean literally anything and so I choose said subject (the play on words was, unlike you claim, an after thought). I then brush this idea in with many jokes about British town names, home delivery services and films to make an article that although on the face of it appears absurd, when you look deeper has a point to be made. However I respect your views sir, if you do not find it funny, you do not find it funny - perhaps you should count yourself lucky not to be exposed to such a terrible newspaper industry! Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 17:47, April 7, 2014 (UTC)

Again: the BBC had a very bad day. No, I do not assert that local newspapers are immune. Spıke ¬ 17:56 7-Apr-14

Ah, well then you see the parody sir! Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 18:02, April 7, 2014 (UTC)

I merely believe you that BBC had an inane piece. But, whether a news report or a politician, there is a difference between setting out to say, "This is stupid and I shall illustrate how very stupid it was by imitation/exaggeration!" versus, "This is what it is, but I shall amuse you with a take on it that you wouldn't have thought of." I prefer entertaining the reader to leading him by the nose to a conclusion. Spıke ¬ 19:39 7-Apr-14

Well I stuffed it full of jokes to keep the reader entertained along the way - I'll admit most of them Brit-centric. Also sensationalised stories often attempt to lead you to outrageous conclusions. Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 19:41, April 7, 2014 (UTC)

UnNews:Salmond shoots down helicopter over Aberdeen

Now this I can use! I don't know if you are making a Braveheart connection, but you ought to, and Salmond should not have merely issued a statement but conducted a press availability with his face painted in two colors. And I don't know if there is some joke behind beginning this UnNews with opinion rather than news, or twice using the biased "was forced to," but unless there is, you ought to make it read like straight news. Spıke ¬ 19:36 7-Apr-14

I wouldn't have written three news articles today but I felt that this needed to be done and Spike wants something he likes so he can put it on UnNews front page. I'll tweak it in compliance. Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 19:38, April 7, 2014 (UTC)

VFD format

Would you please place your nomination on the blank line created on your behalf? This will:

  1. Put the # at the start of a line, making it easier for subsequent voters to verify the vote score, and
  2. Avoid an inscrutable blank line in the edit box. Spıke ¬ 19:52 7-Apr-14
Oops! Terribly sorry. Will do. I'll put the Salmond article on the Recent UnNews template. Thanks. Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 19:53, April 7, 2014 (UTC)

VFD floormat

Hi. I've trimmed Empire State building back quite a bit, and the A.G. Bell page had a much better version from just the original author (I wish original authors would keep tabs on their pages). You seemed to be tagging pages without looking through the history to find a better version, which I think is still the policy when VFDíng a page. And (I silently scream in my daydream) the "unencylopedic" description is just an opinion of how the site should operate, we had never had that as an issue or a requirement. There are plenty of features which don't go along with that, Bruce Wayne comes to mind (one of our colonizations) and many others. Encyclopedic good, unencyclopedic not necessarily bad. Thanks for pointing out more crap pages though. I know of one which I really like that's pure random, but it's of such randomity that it seems to work really well. I won't mention it though, as it would get vfd'ed or "fixed" when it sits alone in pure randomity. Thanks. Aleister 20:07 7-4-14

Thanks Al, sorry for being a lazy bugger! Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 20:10, April 7, 2014 (UTC)

And another one...

  1. NotM
  2. WotM
  3. UotM
  4. UGotM
  5. PotM
  6. RotM
  7. Foolitzer (in process)
  8. WotY
  9. UotY
  10. UGotY

Congratulations!

BePrepared Uncyclopedian of the Month February-March 2014
Anton (talk) Uncyclopedia United 12:57, April 10, 2014 (UTC)

Tah very much! Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 17:50, April 10, 2014 (UTC)

Replace

  1. Replace a Replace a
  2. Replace b Replace b

Let me know your thoughts on colour, preferred image, etc.                               Puppy's talk page12:00 am 13 Apr 2014

I go for the bottom one. It may be darker but it contrasts less. Thanks. Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 18:16, April 13, 2014 (UTC)

UnNews:Miliband shares his interest in becoming PM

This UnNews, though it revolves around well-known stereotypes, is more pleasant to read than the anti-Miliband advocacy and fart jokes at Ed Miliband, and it would be nice if some of the material, such as the comparison table (Make the photos similar in dimension!) lived on long after the UnNews expired on the shelf. Especially if the final choice becomes Miliband v. Cameron, half a new mainspace article is already written.

Separately, your joke about freezing energy prices marks you as, at least, a leftie with an open mind, as opposed to our President, who when it was disproven that going after the rich will help the poor ("If you like the plan you've got, you'll be able to keep it!"), rolled out more of the same — this month's proposition that sluggish hiring will be solved by having a new army of auditors of women's salaries. Spıke ¬ 11:10 13-Apr-14

Thanks for the compliments. Original comedy always is a top priority. Fraid I attempted to resize the images a few times to no avail. They are very good images. I'll try again now and see if I can make them any better.
Left and Right doesn't really play into who I am, I gather through multiple political tests and people's reaction to my views that I range somewhere between a Centre Liberal, and a Lefty Liberal who has patriotism dolloped on the side (what some tests have mistaken to be Communism - an economic and social arrangement I most heartily disagree with). When I see a stupid policy from any of the three main political parties I don't choose whether I like it based on what my stereotypical view is. The Left Hippy Oriententated energy policy in this country is a mixture of irrational thoughts and lack of proper education. Fracking first and now this ridiculous way to get the poor hating you when the freeze ends (either for lack of any energy companies to use or for the huge dramatic increase in price now laid on by one company (as they would have to merge to cover organisation costs that is most likely nationalised thanks to a Labour Government. Disaster indeed)).
Yes I'd love it if we had green energy but we don't have very efficient green energy to hand at the moment and Russia's threatening to cut off Eastern Europe's Gas supplies which means the Champagne Socialists will demand that Britain donates gas (a policy I would agree on) only to realise that self-sustaining system of nuclear power stations and temporary fracking while the scientists get fusion power efficient doesn't exist and no gas will be donated at all! Gahhh...to quote John Cleese in a very silly accent, "It makes me MAD!!!!" Sorry about the rant! Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 18:10, April 13, 2014 (UTC)

UnSignpost:Article/Does Uncyclopedia need more admins?

I think it needs an update, because VFS has just been closed! Anton (talk) Uncyclopedia United 11:25, April 15, 2014 (UTC)

We discussed this briefly on my talk page. You didn't tell anyone how to vote, but there is a fine line between telling Uncyclopedians what is going on at the website and telling them what their own priorities should be. Pointing out that one voter has been a no-show all year is totally serious (and relevant). Joking about being banned is not a joke to some readers and is trite even to people doing the banning. If this can be re-cast in the past tense, it ought to acquire a comedy theme other than inventing misquotes. Spıke ¬ 12:06 15-Apr-14
There wasn't supposed to be a joke about being banned in it, perhaps you are refering to the quote from Shabidoo, which satirises Shabidoo's constant calls for less apparently unwarranted bans from admins when he also wants more admins. However this isn't meant to be taken seriously just some light hearted pointing out of hypocrisy, which doesn't even take into account Shabidoo's real views on why there should be admins thus showing how stupid the editors of the UnSignpost are (no offence to you, Anton!). Do I need to write a literary analysis on every news article I ever write? Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 12:44, April 15, 2014 (UTC)
In mainspace: sometimes. In the House Organ: surely.
A promising 'nother theme of website news is Puppy's and my dabblings in the linear gradients of CSS3. (See our respective signatures (if you can).) This produces the benefits of slick graphics without having to read the threats at Special:Upload, and is packaged for retail sale at the new {{LinearGradient}}, which Puppy has copiously documented.
Separately, after leading Wikia's developers on a real wild-goose chase, the quick-unwatch Watchgadget (documented in the last section of UN:HAX) now works again, or rather no longer claims not to work, as it would have worked for everyone but me, all along. Spıke ¬ 10:43 16-Apr-14
I don't know much behind the technical know-how. If you'd like to write a news story or even a short summary for me to expand I'd be happy to make it an UnSignpost article. I'll remind you to please post it on UnSignpost:Press Room so that future UnSignpost editors have reference to it and so that other UnSignpost editors are aware of it. Thanks! Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 10:50, April 16, 2014 (UTC)
There it is; little or no expanding required. Spıke ¬ 11:42 16-Apr-14
Thanks for the article! Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 07:05, April 18, 2014 (UTC)

Napoleonic Wars

After a long series of edits, do you think it's finally ready for VFH (once again)? I have rewritten the Russian campaign and proofread a few other parts, but I remember that we have done a lot of work on it during and after the first nomination! (Also, please, check today's changes to see if edits are still needed!) Anton (talk) Uncyclopedia United 17:21, April 25, 2014 (UTC)

I think we've nommed it twice, no? (,non?!!) I don't think we ought to push it 3 times in such a small space of time. It's as ready as it will ever be so if the people have said not good enough now then we ought to leave it at least a year or two. Sorry. I too enjoy reading it and would consider it above some of my other features but there you go, I've a biased view! Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 17:39, April 25, 2014 (UTC)
Only once, I think, and I cannot find any second nomination. It took quite a while for it to get off VFH, so maybe it looked like it was there twice. Anton (talk) Uncyclopedia United 20:36, April 25, 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for more polishing, but I don't know what to do with the following sentence: "During his reign, he made sure his empire extended to all the parts of Europe that Britain and Russia weren't really bothered about, in an attempt to make the Russians and British capitulate."

It goes against the logic of the Wars and the article, as during his reign Napoleon tried to invade the entire Europe and Russia. Do you mean "at the beginning of his reign"? But if so, there needs to be another phrase summarising what happened after the beginning. Anton (talk) Uncyclopedia United 09:20, April 26, 2014 (UTC)

OK, I think I found a way to do this. You can check what I did! Anton (talk) Uncyclopedia United 09:28, April 26, 2014 (UTC)
Looks good Anton. Good work. But don't VFH it now. Shabidoo will only veto it. We have to spice it up a bit. Shabidoo said he wanted more facts but I look at it and think it is a bit too factual in some areas.
Seperately I noticed you adjusted North African Campaign slightly but did not vote on it. Is there more I need to do to improve on it? If so please tell me. Thanks. Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 11:26, April 26, 2014 (UTC)
I didn't get what Shabidoo said about more facts, because he didn't insert any himself and instead deleted a few, and I remember him saying previously that the article was, in fact, too factual. I know that it's your opinion as well, but I did a lot of work on de-factizing it yesterday, and Spike did the rest, and so I don't know what other facts there are. Do you have a problem with any particular sections?

Concerning North African Campaign, I haven't read it entirely, but it looks very good, and so I am sure I will vote and I am sure I will vote for, but I have to finish the reading. Anton (talk) Uncyclopedia United 13:27, April 26, 2014 (UTC)

Of course, of course. I do not intend to rush your read. Facts here, facts there. Shabidoo's changes were appreciated and it certainly livened up the intro. Not sure what to do with it now though. I like it how it is. Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 13:30, April 26, 2014 (UTC)
I didn't say his edits were not appreciated - I said that I didn't understand the request for more facts, because I think a while ago it was exactly the opposite! I'll ask him. Anton (talk) Uncyclopedia United 13:38, April 26, 2014 (UTC)
But my dear fellow! I never said that you said that he said that we said that you thought that I said that you said his efforts were not appreciated. I merely commented so that you would agree that they were appreciated. Ask him if you must Watson but I think I have this case just about solved. Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 13:41, April 26, 2014 (UTC)
Oh, yes, I agree. If I didn't, Holmes, you would shoot me with the same gun you use to put Queen Victoria's initials on the wall. Anton (talk) Uncyclopedia United 13:55, April 26, 2014 (UTC)

UnNews:Cornish granted minority status

Sorry for not tracking down the links when I renamed this! This grew on me, as it has humor that is evident even to Colonials who don't know the personalities or the counties in question. But the entire Front Page above-the-fold is now Brit-centric! (Do not try to fold your screen to see what I mean.) This begs for a remedy, though we now have a side-by-side on Russian invasion of America to go with the Farage side-by-side. Spıke ¬ 12:24 26-Apr-14

The news of local interest (especially to UnNews readers of the story of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy) is that Bundy was a guest on Glenn Beck and went seriously off-script, opining that God commanded him to destroy federal buildings and that, a propos of nothing, the Negro was better off picking cotton. It is always fun when conservatives discard a Poster Child, but this would not be a good UnNews, as it will take a lot of explaining and the best humor is in the source material. Spıke ¬ 12:35 26-Apr-14

I was thinking the exact same thing. I looked at it and went flippin heck the Americans won't have a clue about half that page. But I like it and I'm not complaining. Though personally I think the Salmond story is soo old now that it needs to be taken down. I might write another UnNews today but all I can find in the news world that I could spin to make funny is about a UKIP member being fired for being a racist and if we carry on as we do soon our whole news page will be one big attack on Putin, Salmond and Farage, which my views don't object to but my moral sense of political balance in comedy does. Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 12:36, April 26, 2014 (UTC)
It sounds a good story to me apart from as you say I have no idea who Bundy is and why he would be accused of destroying federal buildings. Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 12:39, April 26, 2014 (UTC)

My UnNews does give adequate background on the story. Bundy is not accused and did not destroy federal buildings, as the feds withdrew, for now, in the face of the armed posse he assembled.

There is no more honorable role at Uncyclopedia than taking the piss out of your own political side, and there is no one better to do it. Regarding Salmond and Farage, we don't care over here unless the story (that is, the writing) makes us care. Putin is inherently ridiculous, but so too is the idle scolding of Obama and the idle threats of John Kerry. I read a column calling Merkel's sanctions baby-steps too, but saying the alternative of a full trade war would simply send Europe back into recession. This seems like a situation where both antagonists are ridiculous. Spıke ¬ 12:46 26-Apr-14

Taking the piss out of your view is so enjoyable because you know more about your own beliefs than anyone elses. The views expressed in RationalWiki and EU are good examples of me stabbing myself. Need to do some more articles like that in the future! Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 13:03, April 26, 2014 (UTC)

Also because you are not going to seriously savage their ideology but simply dance around their affectations, resulting in an article that has time to amuse because it isn't trying to persuade. Spıke ¬ 13:10 26-Apr-14

Yes true actually. I'll have to write an article on the Anti-Scottish Independance campaign because in terms of a coordinated response to the Independance Campaign it is a bundle of laughs. Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 13:17, April 26, 2014 (UTC)

Norbit on VFD

Are you ready to flip to Symbol keep vote Keep and give me the Save? Spıke ¬ 16:25 26-Apr-14

UnSignpost:Article/Uncyclopedia needed for schoolwork

Sorry, I had to edit your article, because in some places it looked as if you were attacking the editor, who has already been attacked and even blocked from editing. However, I understand that you tried to make a funny news article, and so I tried to make these aspects a bit more obvious. I will take another, final look soon.

Also, I am going to write an article myself and then I am planning to make a new UnSignpost issue this week-end. Unbelievable, we haven't heard from our newspaper since March! Anton (talk) Uncyclopedia United 14:06, May 3, 2014 (UTC)

I can't get on a computer to edit it but the start of the second paragraph makes no sense now as it does not say what Mr. E says only our reply, which contradicts the start of the next sentence where we "reply" to our own reply apparently. Could you fix it please as I can't seem to edit the article from my phone (no edit option). Thanks. Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 16:42, May 3, 2014 (UTC)
It was clear to me that what Mr. E. did was "rant." But I went in and minced a few more words. No edit option? This seems a glaring design error for a wiki. Spıke ¬ 17:08 3-May-14

So...

What do you think about all the edits, additions, proofreading of Napoleon's article? Are you going to add or delete anything? Anton (talk) Uncyclopedia United 20:08, May 4, 2014 (UTC)

Unsignpost

Utterly helarious your article on VFP! Well done! --ShabiDOO 01:06, May 5, 2014 (UTC)

Thank you very much sir! Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 05:22, May 5, 2014 (UTC)

The Ukrainian Flag

You removed this

New Ukraine Flag

Image of Ukraine because you said:

"Revert edits. Goes against the theme of the article (Ukraine is not Communist, unlike Belarus and USSR) and also sticking a communist symbol on the flag is unoriginal humour."

Russia is slowly taking over Ukraine and although Russia is not officialy a communist country it kind of is

--TheWikiMan026 Signature 18:27, May 6, 2014 (UTC)

I saw these edits, but didn't revert them. However, Ukraine is not becoming communist, not even Russian. Crimea maybe is, but it is not Ukraine anymore, and I am not sure Russia is interested in the rest of the country. Thank you for your efforts though! Anton (talk) Uncyclopedia United 18:31, May 6, 2014 (UTC)
Russia is most certainly not Communist. Communism is a system of democratic worker led corporations with a state to overview the situation. As Stalin perverted Communism by making an anarchial worldview an authoritarian dictatorship, Putin has abused Capitalism and made an authoritarian dictatorship out of an anarchist view. There is little Communism left in Russia and certainly very little in Ukraine, which if anything is run by moderate nationalist groups at the moment.
Also the theme in the article was that the Ukraine isn't Communist so as to go against the average stereotype of Eastern Europe. I appreciate your edit but I fear it is misplaced. Thank you for editing though and keep it up! Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 18:48, May 6, 2014 (UTC)
Uncyclopedia articles are mostly creative comedy writing. Thumbnails (left and right) make the page easier on the eye. I think they are best when a brilliant caption relates an unrelated or mistaken photo to the theme of the article. A country Infobox takes a flag illustration, without caption and is not brilliant but is okay.
I am sympathetic to ScottPat's final point, as both the hammer-and-sickle and swastika are memes, overused by kids who think that it's funny in itself. I am less moved by his statement on whether or not Ukraine is Communist, nor on whether or not Russia is communist, nor especially on his didactic explanation of what communism is. For one thing, we don't know how current events are going to end up; for another, especially if Ukraine is not Communist, it could be funny to assert that it is. But not by using the flag alone. I suggest that you try using the hammer-and-sickle flag as a new thumbnail (right or left, not center, and not "centre" as coding probably requires American spelling) with a really great caption that refers to current events. Or, since it is so bound up in current events and might be dated by next year, write an UnNews on the current turmoil in Ukraine. Spıke ¬ 18:51 6-May-14
Well, look at that! wikicoding seems to accept British spelling. Though raw HTML famously refuses to. Spıke ¬ 18:53 6-May-14
Coming from someone who isn't a Communist themself, I don't see how Spike's opinion of Communism's views would have anymore value than mine. The point of the Ukraine article was specifically to not include the Communist meme. I see no reason to change that in light of a new government which is certainly not Communist.

Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 19:02, May 6, 2014 (UTC)

I am offering no views of Communism above, only suggestions on writing humor. Spıke ¬ 19:12 6-May-14
Have you now, or have you ever been, a communist? No Shame Aleister 20:19 6-5-14
I have not been a communist but grown up in a country that once was communist under Russian control, but back to the subject, the Russian are organizing referendums in other Ukraine cities. What about if I put a Russian flag?

--TheWikiMan026 Signature 17:21, May 7, 2014 (UTC)

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