User talk:ZeMacroKiller98

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edit Welcome


Fight your corner or climb a modern day icon to make a point.

Hello, ZeMacroKiller98, 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 fake news stories, we have UnNews, and there are other projects forscripts, lyrics, how-to guides, books, etc.

What you can do

You can create your own article. It is better to do it under your won name, if, for example, you are not sure whether you will finish it; for example, User:ZeMacroKiller98/An article. (The red instead of blue is a link to a page that doesn't yet exist.) If you don't have any ideas, we have alist of articles that need to be created.

If you've written an article, we have a Proofreading service where someone will correct your mistakes, and areview process where another Uncyclopedian will read your article and suggest improvements.

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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  • And finally, this guide will tell you what can be funny and what cannot and whether some jokes have already been overused.
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I hope you enjoy it here!--LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 09:32, August 25, 2013 (UTC)

Hello and welcome! I have a reply to your query at User talk:Romartus. Also: Initial quotations are falling out of favor on this website; please ensure that any you add are truly funny and directly relate to the article. The function of the start of an article is to resemble an encyclopedia and to induce the reader to read on; if a quotation doesn't do this, the article is better off without them. See my comment today at User talk:Frakshad. Spıke ¬ 13:26 25-Aug-13
PS--You reply at User talk:Romartus about your tendency to jumble facts and fantasy, and indeed that is a thoroughly fine humor style. One perfect destination for this humor style is our UnNews project. Also, do read HTBFANJS; it talks about humor in the abstract, and there are many things that seem funny to the typist but have just been done too many times to be funny to the reader. Separately, I hate to split a conversation over two pages like this, but am not sure you know how to use the My watchlist button up at the top to check for changes to pages you have edited recently. Spıke ¬ 14:09 25-Aug-13

edit Hello there!

I'm afraid to say that another noob has edited your user page (I presume without permission). Just to let you know he has added the article HowTo:Infect your computer with Malware. to your article list. I have left the option of undoing his changes to you as although he was not allowed to change your user page, it seemed helpful. Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 11:37, August 30, 2013 (UTC)

PS - You should not have a full stop in an article's title. Shall I move the article for you to get rid of the full-stop? Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 11:37, August 30, 2013 (UTC)

Hello ScottPat, thank you for informing me about the situation at hand.
Yes, I am quite fine with the edit made by Tyrone McGee, as long as it wasn't vandalism/offense or non-constructive revisions, I'm fine with it all. As for the recent HowTo article, removal of the full stop is fine by me, sorry about that, really stupid mistake I made.
Anyways, nice knowing to receive a message (Heh, I've been inactive for about four days). I'm hoping to continue participating as a Member of the Order of Uncyclopedia. Cheers! --ZeMacroKiller98 (talk) 12:24, August 30, 2013 (UTC)
Good on you mate. Just remember, don't forget to indent your lines when replying on a talk page. I'll move your article now without leaving a redirect so you can only access it here now: HowTo:Infect your computer with Malware. Thanks for your time. Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 12:38, August 30, 2013 (UTC)
Because of my action, moving your article, there was a red link on your user page. I will remove the full stop to correct the link for you but please revert if you wish. Thanks. Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 12:40, August 30, 2013 (UTC)

edit Categories

Please don't attach junk categories to articles just to be cute. We use categories to find relevant pages. (Templates either.) Please improve articles by writing funny stuff, not by slapping stickers on them. Spıke ¬ 13:17 30-Aug-13

edit UnNews:Nintendo World Championship Gold Cartridge found inside puppy

Hello again! Instead of the Pee Review you requested, I'll review it here; that way I don't have to give number grades.

If you are in doubt whether an article is funny enough, you might create it in userspace and request a review before installing it. This is an issue in UnNews as submitted articles instantly go onto the list of headlines. As your article has no time-urgency, this was a good alternative.

I've done a few small edits to make this follow the basic UnNews rules: A real dateline (SAVANNAH, Tennessee), no secondary headlines repeating the page title, and at the end I added {{Original}} as there is no real Source the reader can turn to in order to find out what really happened.

This was a very amusing concept that made me want to read the article. My biggest problem with it is that it didn't go all the way. The article asks the relevant question--how could a puppy have swallowed a game cartridge--but its only answer is "nobody knows." The Nobody Knows gambit seems funny, as it is a shock when you are reading a newspaper and expecting to get the answers, but the Null Joke is one of those things that How To Be Funny And Not Just Stupid says has been tried once too often.

So I turn it back to you: How indeed did the game cartridge get inside the puppy? You have the framework of a good UnNews; now give it a really clever payload! (Bonus points if you also make it relate to something in current events.) Spıke ¬ 13:40 30-Aug-13

PS--I've renamed it as UnNews headlines don't end with a period. Spıke ¬ 13:42 30-Aug-13

Hello SPIKE, thanks for your response on my recent entry, much appreciated. I have gone to the efforts to give the article a conclusion and answer the rightful question "How did the game cartridge get into the dog?" Also, its creative things like that that tend to make our micro-second misinformation really worth the humour. As for the "bonus points" I did relate my edit to a real-life incident involving a dog who swallowed his owners crotch [1]. A little strange, I know, but it was something so out-of-the-norm that I just HAD to get some sort of idea from that. I'll see what I can do. Thanks once again! --ZeMacroKiller98 (talk) 03:22, August 31, 2013 (UTC)

Oh my, that story did get all the way over here (in the Strange News category) and was read during a comic interlude in a normally political show on talk radio. Then what we must do is give that UnNews the source (so you don't have to repeat that explanation to every reader). I'll see to it. Spıke ¬ 04:36 31-Aug-13

edit Undictionary

In line with my chronic complaint to users who pick titles for their articles such that "the reader has to guess the punch line to read the joke," I wish that, rather than make up new words like bibliotaphy and write whimsical definitions for them (there is a series of books that already does this), you would attach your flights of fancy to words (and in the encyclopedia, subjects) that already exist in the real world and a reader might come here wanting to read about. In particular, I am interested in reading about the phenomenon of burying in the ground copies of Encyclopedia Britannica at encyclopedia-article length. There is nothing about the page title "bibliotaphy" to induce a reader to look inside except the strangeness of the word. Cheers! Spıke ¬ 15:19 2-Sep-13

I see. When I was creating bibliotaphy I was just thinking of something nonsensical I could stir-up. Well, according to (a DSM-type database), Bibliotaphy is a legitimate mental illness, often a symptom of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Sorry if this Undictionary article did seem a little, lame. I'll see if I can write up something (maybe another UnNews article), involving this eccentric condition. Also, if you would like to remove this entry then you can by all means. I'm not too fussed about it. Later! --ZeMacroKiller98 (talk) 08:30, September 3, 2013 (UTC)

Sorry, I was meaning to add a link directing to the RightDiagnosis webpage on Bibliotaphy. Only, when I tried this, I got an auto-filter complaining that usage of such links are not permitted. Not sure exactly what that is all about, but ah well. I can do it now though, oddly enough, On another note, just to simplify my explanation, I thought that taking a rare condition and "twisting it around" might create some humour. That's my view on the topic anyway. Bye. --ZeMacroKiller98 (talk) 08:39, September 3, 2013 (UTC)

Yes; I wrote that Abuse Filter to help Uncyclopedia not turn into merely a catalog to YouTube. As you see, if you insist, it will let you insert the link. I concede your point that you didn't invent the word, but insist that few readers are going to look for it. When you write your article, give a thought to this before picking the title. Thinking up nonsensical things (notably, taking a rare condition and twisting it around) is what this website is for; only, when the nonsense makes its way into the page name (when one "cracks wise with the navigation tools") it puts up an obstacle for the reader. Your proposed new text might be easier to find as a section of an article on OCD (or a section of Book, as in: What to do with books). Carry on! Spıke ¬ 13:14 3-Sep-13

edit User:ZeMacroKiller98/Pumkin World

I have been working on planning out and creating the images for this article over the last two days. Sorry if it seems a little "out-of-whack", but I was just thinking up something. I don't know weather this article should actually be published or not. I also created an UnNews report following up the article as well (User:ZeMacroKiller98/UnNews:Sequel to Pumkin World under way, Obama disapproves).


First picture


Second picture


Third picture

--ZeMacroKiller98 (talk) 09:34, September 4, 2013 (UTC)

I do not see much of a point to your new encyclopedia article except to promote an external web site. Uncyclopedia is here for your original comedy creations, not to chronicle stuff that happens elsewhere, even if it's funny, and not to advertise to our readers.

And I do not see any point to your UnNews article except to promote the other article, so I have moved it to User:ZeMacroKiller98/UnNews:Sequel to Pumkin World under way, Obama disapproves. It has nothing to do with the news, even if it uses Obama and Michelle as memes. Sorry about that! Spıke ¬ 09:29 4-Sep-13

Aw, never mind about that then. I'll just have to think up something else. Things do seem a little untidy at the moment, and I posted the Pumkin World (below) before I even knew you had posted this message. Ugh, sorry to disappoint you, SPIKE. --ZeMacroKiller98 (talk) 09:39, September 4, 2013 (UTC)

Thank you for your understanding. I am not "disappointed" at all, as another active user is always welcome; simply always put the amusement of the reader first. When in doubt as to what to do next, Uncyclopedia:Requested articles is always a resource to see what pages other Uncyclopedians would like to exist (but can't be bothered creating them!). Spıke ¬ 09:54 4-Sep-13

edit Fixing up spelling errors

I just decided to go to the efforts of correcting some typos on various Uncyclopedia pages. I'm actually very surprised at how many times the word "weird" is spelt incorrectly, as in "wierd". As a result, I skimmed through a bunch of articles and fixed them up. On some exceptions, much like with Wierd Al Yankovic, I believe that misspelling is deliberate, otherwise I am sure somebody would have corrected it by now. Please notify me if I happen to correct a typo that has been submitted deliberately for humorous purposes, and I sincerely apologise if I do ever end up performing those actions. Until then, farewell! --ZeMacroKiller98 (talk) 13:20, September 8, 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for this. This is the notorious exception to the "I before E, except after C" that schoolmarms drill into young minds. I believe "wierd" is a word, in German. Separately, "Quesions" was almost certainly a typo as well. When in doubt, go back to the first principle: not what was intended, but whether the result is funny. Also: If you have occasion to put a deliberate misspelling in an article, insert a <!-- comment --> into the source code to tell future authors what you intend. Spıke ¬ 13:37 8-Sep-13
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