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Here be blank space. ◄► Tephra ◄► 11:26, May 24, 2010 (UTC) 11:07, May 24, 2010 (UTC)

edit And here be UnBlank space

Hi Unununium. I'm the main person who worked on the Unununium page, and it was a save off of VFD. Just went in and edited a bit, took out the paragraph on how it was named, etc. I think the overall storyline is funny and works well, and what exists now seems pretty good to me although it can use some tweeks. The last part, the message from the future, also seems fun. That said, would you like to work on the page, increase the lead to make it more scientific (I like the 'alleged "periodic" table of elements'), add in content, etc. I'd like to work with you together on this page, and maybe we can shape it up very well using both styles of writing and humour. What do you think? And what are your main criticisms of the page now? Thanks, and good to meet you. Aleister in Chains 13:05 2 6 MMX

Actually the biggest problem I had with it was the fact that the article already existed before I could create it (as you can see, it is my namesake). Coming in second was the section on its naming. I will look over the article when I have a bit of spare time and consider what manner of possibilities exist for its future improvement. I suppose that a cooperative effort, while not as good as having written it myself, is better than having no input at all. ◄► Tephra ◄► 13:40, June 2, 2010 (UTC)
I'm glad I got rid of the nameing section, that was pretty on a further reading. It's interesting that what reads well a few months ago looks very stupid upon going back on it. This place changes you, man, beware! But for the better. Makes us better writers, proofreaders, critics (some of the pee reviews are pure lessons in how to write, a valuable resource). I'm sure once you put your mind on the page it can be very improved. I like how you do the science intros on your pages, to make them sound "real" if an unsuspecting wanderer checks in--and our Unununium page is ranked very high when the name is googled. I do like the storyline, but within storylines entire sections can be added, in fact you can expand it out as much as you can imagine. That's both the fun of rewrites and of collabs. Are you into collabs by any chance? We have the colonization (presently figuring out what to do with the science fiction page we all wrote) and an interesting frat that does a monthly page too. Well, this gets quite long, so enjoy. Al sans chains 16:53 2 6 mmx

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edit Pee Review

I meant to come by and say something about this earlier, except I have the attention span of a gnat, so I, well, didn't.

Anyhow, regarding your recent pee review, it was a bit too vague to be considered in depth. Mind, you're definitely on the right track, but in the future, know that it can often help to be specific as well as general, and to make suggestions as to why things aren't working and how they could be fixed, and go more into each piece of the article - for instance, what works and doesn't work in the beginning specifically, and in the other parts and whatnot. For that matter, disassembling an article can also help you figure out what's going on in the thing as a whole...

Mind, the guidelines can be a little misleading. See what other people do and say for examples, perhaps - many of the Steel Kidneys (they've won an award for doing good reviews, and stuff) have pee lists of reviews they've done, and they make lovely examples of what works.

See, I'm telling you all this in the hopes you will do more reviews, because you did seem to be genuinely trying to help and you could go far with these. We need more good reviewers, and I hope you can become one of them. ~ Pointy *shifty eyes* (talk) (stalk) -- 20101031 - 03:46 (UTC)

I realized it wasn't in-depth enough when the author responded to my review. If I do another, I will increase its length, but I can't predict how soon that will happen as I would only want to review a subject with which I am already familiar with. In this case, a radioactive element (I am quite knowledgeable on both radiation and elements), it seems most new articles these days regard pop culture and current events (thing I am not knowledgeable about). It was of course, my first pee review, so I think it is only logical that any future ones will be better. ◄► Tephra ◄► 03:58, October 31, 2010 (UTC)
Mmm, aye, familiarity does help. Although a proper, decent article should still be funny or at very least a good read to someone unfamiliar...
I know what you mean, though. Cheers. ~ Pointy *shifty eyes* (talk) (stalk) -- 20101031 - 05:14 (UTC)

edit Dear Mister Element 111

It has come to our attention that you have not yet updated your personal files with us. Mr. Roentgenium, this is a disappointment. We can't have people not updating their personal files with us. That would just be crazy. VGD >=3

Eh? ◄► Tephra ◄► 20:18, November 11, 2010 (UTC)

edit Kidney Rock things

Hello! Long time no Hello! I hope all is going well. I didn't know the Kidney Stones page was yours or a one-user page, didn't check the history. Just that I have this thing about drinking water, and how evil/stupid it is that societal media doesn't go out of its way to tell people which illnesses are caused by dehydration or even partial dehydration. Kidney stones are one of those. Have you ever checked out, lots of data there. So that's why I popped it in, thought it was an old been-around awhile page. Must go now, to drink some water. Your signature is really nice, by the way. Aleister 12:45 4 12

If you read the whole article, you'll see it does briefly mention dehydration. And I drink lots of water, I always have a bottle of water with me. ◄► Tephra ◄► 07:55, December 5, 2010 (UTC)

edit Ban patrol

Hey, thanks for putting in the time to report the idiots, but I don't know if you saw Zombiebaron's comment the other day - please don't bother putting IPs with only one edit on ban patrol; there really isn't much point most of the time. Something about them being IPs, not actual people. Most of them never even come back, and there's no telling if it'd even be the same person behind the number the next time, though if the idiocy repeats, that's generally when it becomes apparent there might be some point in taking them to the banninators after all. 1234 ~ 16px-Pointy 20:36, 12 April 2011

edit Hello, and long time no talk

Hi, hope all is well with you. I saw your kidney stone revert, and have come to plead with you on my knees (heh heh) to make the data on dehydration prominent on your page. The fellow tried to warn of the dangers of soda and coffee, both of which dehydrate a body past the point of the body going numb and not noticing (commonly called depression), and the lack of water is soooooooo important in health pages that it needs, imnho, to be accented and not hacked out. Uncyclopedia, at least how I understand it, is not really content free (that's as much of a joke as anything else here). It's a satirical site, and all good satire teaches and gives real-world information. That's why political satire is so important, people can say something in a jokey manner which would get them killed in some countries if it wasnt' in the form of a joke. Information like dehyration being the cause of kidney stones is so important that our page on the subject should be chock full of good data. Anyway, I'm rambling at length here. Good to "see" you again. Aleister 1:01 4-3-'12

edit Thank you for the awesome elephant pic!

It'll work very well for my article, the one elephant trying to make the wall crumble with his trunk is hilarious! I don't know if it would work well on VFP. Want to try? I could nom it if you want and you can come up with a caption, but people tend to be very picky there. Snowflake mini Mattsnow 01:24, March 8, 2012 (UTC)

My friend, I just thought about this, if you want to do it: could you remove all the humans and add an elephant (or 2) to the lower right? I will really take my time for this article, I think if I really think it through I can come up with something as good as Heaven's Gate. I am not gonna botch this one, so you can be sure your work will not go down the toilet. (Just go see my userpage if you want to, looks like I am whoring myself, but we don't know each other, and you are a skilled photoshopper, so I want you to know I'm a somewhat decent writer! :P I found two pics that I guess could be useful, (the elephants look pissed!) however I don't know anything about photoshopping, so take the easier course, just trying to ease your burden should you try to do it ! The 2 elephants: File:Badass elephant.jpg, File:Elephant-facts-1.jpg and of course the great pic you did: File:Elephapocalypse.png. If you don't want to do it no problem, but if you want to, take your time: the article won't be ready until a week at least. Cheers! Snowflake mini Mattsnow 03:37, March 8, 2012 (UTC)
Yeah, I can add more elephants, though I'm not sure how soon I can get to it. ◄► Tephra ◄► 05:03, March 8, 2012 (UTC)
If it's too hard, just delete the humans. If that is too hard, just leave it as it is, it's great! Snowflake mini Mattsnow 05:17, March 8, 2012 (UTC)
Nah, it isn't too hard. It's just that I have to have the free time for it, which I don't have at this moment. I'll do it later. ◄► Tephra ◄► 05:19, March 8, 2012 (UTC)
Really, if you come up with it in a month, I don't care! You are really helpful my friend! I write articles really slow. I never seen your name around, I guess it's a comeback. Really cool thing you've done there for me. TAKE YOUR SWEET TIME! A month? Too fast! Snowflake mini Mattsnow 05:24, March 8, 2012 (UTC)
Turns out I did have the time. ◄► Tephra ◄► 06:05, March 8, 2012 (UTC)
OH YEAH! That's great thanks! Snowflake mini Mattsnow 22:57, March 8, 2012 (UTC)
I just googled "elephant" and saw the pic you used for the beast that is taking down the wall. At first I thought you photoshopped the trunk! I have been busy rewriting the article about the brilliant George Orwell novel 1984, but stay assured that I will follow on sooner or later for the project User:Mattsnow/The Great Elephant Revolt of 2011. Your pic is just awesome, I hope we see you more often here my friend. But you didn't say; do you want me to nom it for VFP? I'd need a caption! Snowflake mini Mattsnow 04:06, March 25, 2012 (UTC)
When I saw that image, I thought I could put its trunk to good use. You will probably not see me too often, I am busy doing many other creative things that I don't have much time for Uncyclopedia, but I may drop by to potatochop some images from time to time. I doubt it could win VFP, it is not inherently funny of out context. I suppose you could nominate me for the neglected Potatochopper of the Month some indeterminate time honour though if you wanted. ◄► Tephra ◄► 22:36, March 30, 2012 (UTC)
Will do, right now. Snowflake mini Mattsnow 23:15, March 30, 2012 (UTC)

edit WINRAR!

Ketchup1 Potatochopper of the Month March 2012

Congrats! Snowflake mini Mattsnow 07:38, April 6, 2012 (UTC)

Yay! Now where's my gold watch and/or sports car? ◄► Tephra ◄► 09:24, April 6, 2012 (UTC)
The Lamborghini is on its way! We would only need $1,000 for the custom's fees. Please mail it to Mr. B.S. Nkoulou, 364 Mugu Road, Nougoudougoudou, Nigeria. Thanks. Snowflake mini Mattsnow 10:06, April 6, 2012 (UTC)
After all the competition I had to fend off to win this spot, I think they can spring for the custom's fees. ◄► Tephra ◄► 13:32, April 6, 2012 (UTC)
I finally managed to finish it! I hope it does justice to your great picture. The Great Elephant Revolt of 2011. Thanks again! :) Snowflake mini Mattsnow 13:23, May 5, 2012 (UTC)
Hmm, there seems to be some tense inconsistencies and I think you meant "dung" where you said "dong". It could use a little cleaning, and really it could've received it before being nominated in VFH. I'm not going to vote, because if I did, my sense of ethics would require me to vote it down as it is in its current state (not that it would matter though, the article seems to be doing very well). ◄► Tephra ◄► 08:50, May 7, 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for the criticism, I tweaked it a tad, but I can quite figure out where the tense inconsistencies are. Don't get me wrong, I'm not writing this message because I want to whore a vote, I REALLY appreciate your honesty. I want to make it the best article I can, since I really think the topic is awesome. I wanted to expand it a lot more, only to find out that I ran dry on ideas :S. Snowflake mini Mattsnow 15:57, May 7, 2012 (UTC)

edit Revolt!

You don't have to heed any of these, but I'll present to you everything I would change as far as sentence structure goes, that doesn't mean I think all of these are wrong, just would make better flow.

  • numerous pachyderms populations throughout the globe
    • I think the singular "pachyderm" would fit better, although - see note at end.
  • tougher anti-poachers laws and better peanuts accessibility.
    • Again, "peanuts", singular.
  • Trunk Zac-Fadir witnessed in shock as his father was hunted down
    • Clunky, I'd word that as "witnessed in shock, his father being hunted down".
  • They first converged on Cairo with an interpret
    • Did you mean "interpreter"?
  • so that their plea for anti-poaching laws be heard
    • I'd say "could be heard".
  • they wanted to speak with a UN person, and quick.
    • This phase just doesn't sound right to me. I'd go with "a representative of the UN".
  • The elephants coming from all over Africa arrived in Cairo to bolster the pachyderms' ranks and quickly learned the news
    • There is nothing grammatically wrong here, but if read quickly, it sounds wrong. To counter this, I'd change "coming" to "came".
  • met an early demise by AK bullet.
    • I'd add "an" before AK.
  • The mammals took aim at everything in sight:
    • "Mammals" is really broad and could include humans as well, I'd put an elephant-describing adjective before it, like "huge". Also, replace the : with a ; as it is not proceeding a list.
  • destroyed the Gizeh Pyramids, since they got a little bit carried away.
    • "Since" doesn't fit well, I'd say "when" instead.

Note at end: You use "pachyderm" a lot. Presumably to add some variety, but the pachyderm order is obsolete (which doesn't mean you can't still use it) and includes rhinos, hippos, pigs, and many more animals. I think you would do well to limit yourself to using the word two or three times throughout the article (you currently use it 5 times). Specifically, your first use of it in the opening paragraph as "pachyderms populations" really seems to open the door for non-elephant pachyderms and should be rectified. ◄► Tephra ◄►

Thanks, your advice is much appreciated! I followed them all. I'm a native French speaker, so when my spellchecker says it's good, I think it is too. (like interpret). I certainly ran out of synonyms for "elephant" lol. Thanks for the advice and the pic, you certainly played a big part in making this a good article (I think it is). I read it again, I'm still chuckling. Hope you drop by more often! Snowflake mini Mattsnow 22:35, May 7, 2012 (UTC)
In the "Trunk Zac-Fadir witnessed in shock as his father was hunted down" sentence, the main point was changing "was" to "being" as well as adding the comma, merely adding the comma alone made it worse. I only glanced over your revised version, so I'm only assuming the rest of it is ok. I have a lot of stuff I need to be doing over the next few days, so I don't really have anymore free time to help polish the article. I have another article idea in the works though, so I will be dropping by again at some point relatively soon. ◄► Tephra ◄► 00:03, May 8, 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for a very complete, very constructive criticism. Snowflake mini Mattsnow 00:20, May 8, 2012 (UTC)

edit Quote punctuation

"When a complete sentence of a quote is split by an attribution," he said, "you use a comma after the attribution."

"However, this is not true when the split in the quote occurs between its complete sentences," she replied. "In this case you use a period." --Globaltourniquet GlobalTourniquetUnAstrologer, UnJournalist, shameless narcissistic America-hating liberal atheist award-winning featured writer 23:25, October 24, 2012 (UTC)

Oh, and as for earth demons vs. Earth demons, I believe the capitalized version is correct, and here's why. If "earth" is an adjective describing the demons' composition, substance, or nature, as "water demons" or "fire demons", then it is lower case. If, however, it is their place of residence, the name of the planet - Earth - is to be capitalized, as "Mars demons" or "Pittsburgh demons". I am more inclined to think the context here would be demons from planet Earth than demons of earthen nature. But I could be wrong. --Globaltourniquet GlobalTourniquetUnAstrologer, UnJournalist, shameless narcissistic America-hating liberal atheist award-winning featured writer 23:30, October 24, 2012 (UTC)

edit Welcome Back!

Long time, no see. -- Simsilikesims(♀GUN) Talk here. 21:46, March 19, 2013 (UTC)

Lost motivation to edit after the forking, couldn't decide which to support. Still hate Wikia and the content warning with a passion, but decided that this is still the real Uncyclopedia.◄► Tephra ◄► 21:49, March 19, 2013 (UTC)
Yes!!! Regarding the Content Warning, its wording is once again being voted on in the Forum right now. Spıke Ѧ 21:56 19-Mar-13

edit From that forum…

We've digressed significantly, so I've come here. The key part in that quote was that the purpose is to change behaviour. Education does one of two things - changes behaviour, or adds skills. In that respect, satire - in part - is to change behaviour. It's the main distinction between satire and parody. It's a fine point, but what Al was referring to.                               Puppy's talk page10:34 03 Apr 2013

edit Thank you

For reverting the vandal that struck while I was having my dinner. -- Simsilikesims(♀GUN) Talk here. 01:57, April 26, 2013 (UTC)

Dittos! I too turned away for half an hour and was writing a long email on the day's baseball doubleheader. The perp has found two other quite different IPs from which to keep it up. Spıke Ѧ 02:11 26-Apr-13

PS--How is Anon able to run a 'bot on Uncyclopedia??? Spıke Ѧ 02:24 26-Apr-13

I don't know anything about bots, although I'm sure it would be interesting to learn how to make them. However, this vandal started attacking my talk page repeatedly after I started reverting, so I do not think it was a bot as we know it. I suspect (in my limited knowledge of these things), that the vandal copied the text to some sort of macro, possibly even a certain website made for that purpose, which would invert the text, then paste it back into the article again. I was able to rollback slightly faster than pages could be vandalized, which also seems to indicate to me that this was being done by hand. The other attacks used were most likely just copy-pasting, an easy way to attack many places quite quickly.
◄► Tephra ◄► 02:38, April 26, 2013 (UTC)

No, if you click on "Show bots" on Special:RecentChanges, you'll see the b legend on his latest spree, as well as Simsilikesims's reverts. Spıke Ѧ 02:44 26-Apr-13

Only on the pages he reverted. None of the ones I reverted show that the vandalism was performed by a bot. I think it is just the RecentChanges being screwy.
◄► Tephra ◄► 02:48, April 26, 2013 (UTC)

Usually when Uncyclopedia "is screwy" it is an indication that there is still stuff I don't understand. At any rate, good night and thanks again, and to Simsie. Spıke Ѧ 02:52 26-Apr-13

It would probably be a greater matter of concern if nothing about Uncyclopedia was a little screwy.
◄► Tephra ◄► 02:57, April 26, 2013 (UTC)

edit You Poopsmithed Something For Me...

" Whew! That was a close one..."

It's a good thing you were here to revert that vandalism.
Those wheely willies can be quick, thanks for saving me the trouble.

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edit Forum:User database merge

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