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edit Pocket envy
You write in your userspace that you have just found "that men's pants have deeper pockets than women's pants. I am envious." A remedy is to pay $12 at Walmart. It should be perfect if you are contemplating having your cellphone fall out.17:37 10-Aug-16
- Mens pants are also longer than womens pants, and I am only 5'4", and a womens size 24-26 in pants. So unfortunately, anything with a 28" inseam (which is my inseam size) would probably not have a big enough waist or hip size, except at a mens big and tall store(which I just visited last weekend with my hubby when he needed new pants and shorts. They charge about $40-50 per pair of pants, but I suppose that is better than the $40 to 70 I usually pay for my work pants. (Men aren't known for large bootys, as I learned several years ago when I saw a utilikilt (in bright orange camo) I wanted at a Seattle store. They still have a store online at utilikilts.com if you feel like looking it up - most of their color choices are more traditional.) -- 17:59, August 10, 2016 (UTC) PS - Walmart usually charges about $25 for my size in dress pants when I find a pair that fits there.
It is a continuing annoyance that most menswear stores assume that any man with a 29" inseam is not simply small but has a waist of 36" to 40", perhaps to compensate. Regarding Utilikilts, in my personal life I am giving the LGBT fad a pass, likewise camouflage.19:10 10-Aug-16
- Utilikilts are actually designed for men, they are traditional Scottish attire. They took it one step further by making the kilt equivalent of cargo pants. (Too bad nobody makes a cargo skirt for women.) Indeed, if most mens stores sold waist 48-50 inches with a 26 inch inseam, my hubby would be happy, and so would I since we would be saving $$ on tailoring costs. -- 20:40, August 10, 2016 (UTC)
I know what kilts are; however, for me they would merely be transvestism. I don't have tailoring costs; I have scissoring-and-gluing costs when stuff needs to be hemmed up.03:52 11-Aug-16
edit Roller derby
Thanks for reading some of my stuff and for adding links on multiple occasions.
Regarding your call for an article on Roller derby, I took up a previous one (Ironman Triathlon) and really ought to do this too; my college-summer baseball season has just ended, leaving me on the sidelines for amateur football in the Odin Lloyd division of the Aaron Hernandez Football League. You would have read my Manchester, New Hampshire, which reflects Wikipedia that the city has two women's roller derby teams in different leagues; I've read a human-interest article on one of them, but have never gone to a game, which is a problem. And then of course write an Uncyclopedia article, unless someone beats me to it. 00:41 15-Aug-16
- Yes, in fact I was reading the Manchester, New Hampshire article to decide whether to vote for it on VFH. Unfortunately, I know nothing much about Manchester, New Hampshire to compare the article to, but it looks well-written. A belated thanks for doing Ironman Triathlon, too. I've never gone to a roller derby game either, but I've seen clips from them on TV and YouTube. -- 01:59, August 15, 2016 (UTC)
edit Patrol reminder
When undoing an editor (Icontinentia) in order to write an Edit Summary, be sure to Patrol his edit, as it has now been disposed of (in the garbage-dispos-all sense). However, we have a patrol tool that lets you instead Revert, plus write an Edit Summary. I broke it a week ago but MarkvA (with us from Wikia) has fixed it.
I claim a half credit apiece for Accident and Vatican City, but hardly need the points, and would like independent appraisal. Co-author EStop appears to be Lost at Sea. Romartus was indispensable for the factual basis in Vatican City. 02:04 3-Sep-16
Never mind; he is back.17:29 3-Oct-16
Good clean-up, but still not saveable in my book. Certainly this list of 100 could be reduced to 100, omitting all of the Ways offering mostly a Nonsense Number. For instance, the multiple Ways that boil down to "win an argument...by ranting" could become one Way or maybe none at all.17:29 3-Oct-16
- There does seem to be some method to the madness regarding some of the numbers - for example, the reason I didn't move "become Satan" from number 666 down to the "Use Religion" section was because the number 666 is commonly associated with the devil. 1337 uses "Leet" (hopelessly dated, and now hopefully obsolete) language (which is an old practice dating to the 90's of substituting numbers for letters (like 3's for E's) and using 90's gaming culture references). Also, the number 42 is associated with Douglas Adams, to give another example, which is in the distractions section even though it would barely be distracting, but more along the "LALALA I can't hear you" strategy. The number "0mg" is the first time distraction is mentioned in the article....and the fact its number isn't even a number like the rest is...a distraction. -- 18:03, October 3, 2016 (UTC)
That the various Nonsense Numbers have clandestine meanings makes them meme-dropping, but not all the way to funny. You ought to do more with this. At any rate, if you think it deserves to stay, you need to vote Keep at VFD, because it is hanging by a thread.15:18 4-Oct-16
- I decided this article was best userspaced until I can improve it enough to be salvageable. I still need to organize additional sections, then once all the sections are organized, and any duplicate entries removed, write intros to each of the sections. -- 03:27, October 5, 2016 (UTC)
I have a new food find that does not involve wheat! This stuff is essentially corn-meal Jell-O, rolled like frozen sausage but not refrigerated. It is fat-free and gluten-free, loaded with calories but not nearly as many as the stuff you will mix with it. It is much more expensive than just dumping in some corn meal. Found in the Italian Food aisle of Walmart.14:16 8-Oct-16
- Actually, I have been aware for awhile that polenta is typically gluten free - it is not hard to find in Seattle, where it is typically found in the Hispanic aisle. But thanks for thinking of me, enjoy your new find. ---- 05:54, October 9, 2016 (UTC)
Hope your electricity is still on! Based on your new section in HTBFANJS (Fiction vs. Funny), I've added text earlier in the page about how to pick a subject that the reader will relate to.
I don't think your other points fit. We ought not explain how to write an article about a nonexistent planet or country, because the newbie won't do it right. Even in Hmor, Romartus and I had not just a gimmick but a whole batch of geopolitics to suggest why someone would try to create a country without the letter u. This was about nothing real, except that when we got done with it, it was.
A chronic complaint (even more with my UnNews:Style) was that these policy guides were getting so long as to intimidate newbies. So your point about writing descriptively should go in the (less mandatory) Choice of Words.
Your guideline on avoiding fiction, I have merged with the earlier text at Have a comedy plan, resulting in a bulleted list on avoiding writing the simply true, the simply false, and the simply random. I don't see the message of your comments on genre, as the newbie probably doesn't realize he is writing an article in a genre.
If you agree, then delete your section, and re-add any of your examples that seem to fit.15:07 16-Oct-16
- My power stayed on, fortunately, but my husband and I saw Shin-Godzilla in the theater on Saturday, and afterwards went to a silent auction at the local comics store benefiting breast cancer. I won a very foul-mouthed stuffed honey badger by playing some of the games there with my hubbie. I'll have a look at your changes, and delete anything I put in that seems a duplicate. -- 00:31, October 17, 2016 (UTC)
Writing descriptively is already mentioned at CoW#Write with texture; see if your new stuff adds to it. Foul-mouthed honey badger? A brown Lab of my acquaintance returned to the corner warehouse; the owner had given him away after he made a nuisance of himself next door behind the pizza joint, but his new owner is doing work at the warehouse last week. He is not foul-mouthed, but has some outrageous habits regarding hygiene. 00:46 17-Oct-16
Yes, I realize that the ending of the "trees" paragraph stems from the start of it, but given the all-capitals, the Murder Humor, and "I'm gettin' the everlovin' FUCK outta here!" (itself a repeat of something earlier in the paragraph), I had had enough by the middle of the paragraph.20:30 19-Oct-16
This is remarkable. However, as this is in Project Space, wouldn't it be better if the page itself offered actual guidance to the Uncyclopedian, and was not 100% cyberbullying of a violator from long ago?01:31 20-Oct-16
- It is historical, and the history should be preserved in some way, such as moving it to Uncyclopedia:No Personal Ads, where it will assuredly deter anyone contemplating putting a serious personal ad on Uncyclopedia, without being boring. However, "no adverts" also includes advertisements of products and blogs as well as serious classified ads, and should indeed offer more actual guidance to prospective Uncyclopedians. -- 18:41, October 23, 2016 (UTC)
I don't mind that the historical text remain on the site. (In the page history is the perfect place for a screed in which one fallen-away Uncyclopedian berates another.) However, if anyone is looking to this page for an actual statement of policy, he ought to get one, including what the policy is and why it is in place.19:00 23-Oct-16