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edit Welcome to Uncyclopedia

Spike the Dog (06b)

Spike is a grumpy old dog. You can stroke his fur, or you can be smitten by his stick. It is up to you.

Hello, Seafall, and welcome to Uncyclopedia. This is a wiki (a collection of pages anyone can edit). Words in blue are "links" and can be clicked to take you to another page. This wiki is for comedy. It pretends it's Wikipedia, but we make people laugh, not bore them. If you aren't interested in a fake encyclopedia but in writing fake news stories, we have UnNews, and there are other projects for scripts, lyrics, how-to guides, and so on.

What you can do

You can create your own article. For starters, create it under your own name; for example, User:Seafall/Bedbug. (The red instead of blue is a link to a page that doesn't yet exist.) We have a list of articles that need to be created. You can help without writing articles; just read articles and, if you see an improvement in writing or in comedy, jump in and edit it. In fact, you can help without writing at all, such as organizing, watching for vandals, or even greeting other new users.

What you need

To write articles, you need a sense of humor and an ability to write good English. We all have strengths and weaknesses and you can get help in any area. But everyone needs an ability to work with other people. Be polite, positive, and helpful toward others, and assume others are doing the same toward you.

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I hope you enjoy it here and write a lot of funny stuff! Spıke ¬ 11:59 16-Apr-13

edit Your uploads

The photos you have uploaded look useful. Unfortunately, in almost every case, the description you have provided for them is either gibberish or contemptuous. Those descriptions help us search for suitable photos for other articles. They are not a free shot to flip the bird to this website or its other users. I am typing this to you because it is too long to fit in the change summary of a one-day block from the site. Fortunately, you can now go back and edit the descriptions of your photos. Spıke ¬ 11:59 16-Apr-13

edit User:Seafall/List of richest people

I've moved this article to your userspace as it isn't ready for the main encyclopedia.

The problem with lists of one-liners in articles--or in this case, as a complete article--is that bad editors arriving overnight flock to them and add "just one more thing" until the list is long, unfunny, and awful. Happily, this one already is. The article has nothing to say about wealth or about rich people as a group; its only humor is in using names, from Hitler to Bush, as memes--as though putting them on a page is funny by itself without effort, or as though "untrue" were the same as "funny." And, by the way, telling the reader to fuck off. You can work further on this at your leisure. Spıke ¬ 10:16 29-Apr-13

edit No name

This is a promising concept. But please do something funny with it. This does not include:

  • Putting George Bush's name on a page and expecting it to be funny without you doing any work
  • Overusing {{C}} and/or strikethrough (it doesn't look encyclopedic and isn't really funny)
  • Repeating the same damned thing six times
  • Turning years or other numbers into a link (even Wikipedia doesn't do that any more).

In short, you need more comedy moves. There are dozens in our How To Be Funny And Not Just Stupid. Please read it, and perhaps ultimately you can even take this article back out of Category:Stupid. Spıke ¬ 11:09 29-Apr-13

edit Thanks

I welcome your changes to François Hollande and the new photo. I have added a brief paragraph to update the article. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 13:54, September 6, 2013 (UTC)

edit So what?

I appreciate your detailed Change Summary. I disagree that going back to the old layout is a whole lot funnier, and it turns the page back from a nominal attempt by someone to write an encyclopedia page, into a page from a comic book, a piece of performance art which usually is mainly about the author. Cheers on deleting some of the junk, but I think the original writer is not so much writing "in the form of a rant" but acting out a rant of his own, with frequent recurrence to Jews and Bush. There is a lot more that could be done under this title, including a mock-scholarly discussion of insouciance and a handful of case studies. Spıke ¬ 10:13 7-Sep-13

edit Encyclopedia Dramatica (Website)

In satirizing this website, one must watch out for "trolling the trolls", since several are known to inhabit ED, and on occasion actually visit this website, too. By making the section more ranty, it did not improve the humor, rather, it was more along the vein of "this site sucks", and whatever your opinion of it, an opinion < humor. Worse yet, linking to the Offended page on ED is likely to gather complaints, and is thus to be avoided. I have seen that page before, and I do not care to visit it again. Besides, we do not want to link to comedy off-site. -- Simsilikesims(♀UN) Talk here. 12:28, September 13, 2013 (UTC)

Admin Simsilikesims has post-edited you here. I preferred getting rid of the blinking rainbow templates in favor of a more encyclopedic Intro. However, using the Intro to point Uncyclopedia readers to ED so they can see for themselves how shitty it is, is against our Terms of Use, which requires us to try not to send our webhost's traffic away from it. It is also commentary rather than humor. Starting the article with a string of obscenities, even if it's "in the style of the thing it's about" is commentary and potentially offputting rather than funny enough to induce the uninvolved reader to continue reading. Spıke ¬ 12:32 13-Sep-13
Oops, that's what I get for going straight to section=new rather than looking at the page first. Two Admins "violently in agreement." Spıke ¬ 12:34 13-Sep-13
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