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Hello, Torurules, 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
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I hope you enjoy it here and write a lot of funny stuff!19:21 12-Sep-13
Hello and welcome! We would appreciate your own original comedy interpretation of this hockey team. But this site is not for a copy of a factual page from another source that has no evident comedy at all. Sorry about that!19:21 12-Sep-13
Uncyclopedian Anton199 has undone your changes to this article, and I agree.
Replacing 5 with "5.8" as the number of Stanley Cups the Bruins have won is a "nonsense number." No one wins 5.8 Stanley Cups. Rather than making the reader laugh, nonsense numbers emphasize that the page is a joke, and make it less likely that the reader will laugh.
- Replace the 2011 Stanley Cup win with a loss is an untruth; and as we often say, "untrue ≠ funny."
It may be time for you to read our guide to writing comedy, How To Be Funny And Not Just Stupid, for these and many other time-tested tips. Cheers! 18:17 13-Sep-13
- Torurules has actually replaced 5.8 with 5. I don't know about nobody winning 5.8 cups (as you can win a quarter-finale, and it will be 0.25, which is a joke). Anton (talk) 21:32, September 13, 2013 (UTC)
Anton, you are right, and I've struck one of my "lessons" to Torurules. The lesson is to you; 5.8 championships is an obviously untrue statement, which is less effective than subtle untruths. Winning a quarterfinal is not worth much: Just listen to the recrimination on sports talk radio in the following months!21:41 13-Sep-13