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Cheers, that is definitely an UnNews!  I shortened the title to include just the essentials.  Wish you would change the photo or add a second one, as I'm not going to put soft porn on the Front Page.  {{User:Spike/signature}}<small>12:46 11-Oct-19</small>
 
Cheers, that is definitely an UnNews!  I shortened the title to include just the essentials.  Wish you would change the photo or add a second one, as I'm not going to put soft porn on the Front Page.  {{User:Spike/signature}}<small>12:46 11-Oct-19</small>
 
:Added a second picture. I don't think I'm as good with captions as I am with content. This will likely be the first of many as I'm trying to get into writing satire. Most of my ideas will end up revolving around Japan because I really want to introduce satire into Japan, and I need some practice. Hopefully, my submissions will be passable while I get the hang of things. {{User:Shadowkiller168/sig}} 14:01, 11 October 2019 (UTC)
 
:Added a second picture. I don't think I'm as good with captions as I am with content. This will likely be the first of many as I'm trying to get into writing satire. Most of my ideas will end up revolving around Japan because I really want to introduce satire into Japan, and I need some practice. Hopefully, my submissions will be passable while I get the hang of things. {{User:Shadowkiller168/sig}} 14:01, 11 October 2019 (UTC)
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Thank you, and there you go up on the Front Page.  You not only mastered UnNews formatting, but adopted a vintage UnNews method of expertly blending two stories in the real news!  I fixed some small things; for instance, comments in the template are instructions to you and need not be retained in the resulting UnNews.  I rewrote two things: (1) Your theme derives from "tentacle rape" so you might as well state it; and (2) Trump spying on Ivanka is based on nothing in the news; but why not mention the current obsession, his shadowy "whistleblower"?!  The only trick to writing captions is:  Don't simply explain the picture, keep your creative mind busy and twist what is pictured to describe how it would relate to your fantasy UnNews, especially hiding a plot-twist in the caption!  {{User:Spike/signature}}<small>17:46 11-Oct-19</small>

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Hello, Shadowkiller168, 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.

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I hope you enjoy it here and write a lot of funny stuff! Spıke Ѧ 03:45 13-Feb-14

Rhymes With Turd Day

I don't know how you decided that a list that does nothing but tell the same joke 19 times would be funnier if it were only a list of 24 things, but the right answer is to delete the entire section. Spıke Ѧ 10:24 3-Jun-14

Its

Uncyclopedians who know the difference between its and it's are especially esteemed, cheers! PS--As shown by the red above, the article you worked on earlier was voted for deletion. Spıke Ѧ 19:33 11-Jul-14

Bernie Sanders

I added a Work in Progress template on this one. It will need a lot more fleshing to let it stand in the main space.You can ask other writers to contribute their ideas to the article. --Laurels.gifRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 09:17, September 25, 2015 (UTC)

Welcome back

More good typo correction today, thanks! Spıke Radiomicrophone.gif14:00 28-Sep-15

If there's any help needed...

I can certainly be of assistance. I've been editing stuff on Wikias since 2009 (although I took a 4+ year break and didn't return until June 2014). So, I guess you could say I know a thing or two. Only difference is that this wiki doesn't really deal with facts, and it instead deals with humor. Plus, I'm rather unfamiliar with this style of editing, but I could probably adapt.

If there's anything that I could help with (writing funny stuff isn't really my specialty), by all means tell me. If not, I'd probably just stick to making small typo, grammar, etc. corrections and maybe adding a few categories or links. --Shadowkiller168 The wiki's fastest speedcuber 00:55, September 29, 2015 (UTC)

Very good, and welcome aboard! If you look at How To Be Funny And Not Just Stupid and still think it's not your specialty, it seems that small corrections is what you will do, and that is fine! You might offer your services to new Uncyclopedians at our proofreading service, though ideally, proofreading involves not just typo corrections but helping the content hang together. Spıke Radiomicrophone.gif01:08 29-Sep-15
"Helping the content hang together" So basically, sentence structure?
BTW, from my actual user page, I'm sure there's something there that could work in an article. I remember seeing something like this a long time ago, but I can't remember where. I dunno, it's worth a read. --Shadowkiller168 The wiki's fastest speedcuber 01:13, September 29, 2015 (UTC)
More than sentence structure, even. Some new writers need to be drawn out so that they don't just blog about their personal experience but write a page that is fun for the general reader. The Proofreader and his second set of eyes may participate on a more global than textual level in these cases.
Separately, the difference between one space and two spaces between sentences depends on whether you learned to type on a computer or a typewriter (as I did). It does not affect the rendering of the page; among remaining Uncyclopedians, it usually identifies me as the typist, and you ought not spend a lot of time changing one style to the other.
BTW, if by your actual user page, you mean the user page actually on this wiki, it is a fine user page, but probably doesn't belong in the encyclopedia (as it is mostly about you). However, it shows that you won't have any problem cracking wise about some topic from the real world, such as one of our requested articles. Spıke Radiomicrophone.gif01:27 29-Sep-15
I usually only fix the single/double space in the article if it's one sentence that is inconsistent with the rest.
And I didn't really mean just copy/paste my user page and make it an article. I just kind of felt like there was a joke or style there that could probably fit in an article (particularly the commandments section - perhaps one could be a quote or something). Which article? I dunno, but there's probably one out there. --Shadowkiller168 The wiki's fastest speedcuber 01:31, September 29, 2015 (UTC)
It is not something you would find in an encyclopedia, but perhaps in UnScripts, where fractured adaptations of classics, stage plays, and scriptures go. Separately, you ought to read UN:SIG and install a signature file. Your signature is spitting a lot of code everywhere you sign, and maybe is also outputting excessive vertical space. Cheers! Spıke Radiomicrophone.gif01:35 29-Sep-15

Kansas

That was a fun change to this article's Infobox. Keep in mind that Infoboxes here are mostly for the purpose of making one of our pages look like a Wikipedia page, and certainly not for approaching Wikipedia's level of completeness. But they are essentially lists, and if they rely on the assumption that it is funny just to name something and not to develop original ideas (notably: lists of imports and exports), the right answer is to aggressively prune them. Cheers! Spıke Radiomicrophone.gif14:03 30-Sep-15


I don't like your additions today. They come across not as having the purpose of amusing the reader but changing his mind, by asserting that various cities in Kansas are full of stereotypical people. Especially, including an external link by way of "evidence" means you depart from the goal of writing funny stuff to pointing to funny stuff, which is funny only in helping you make your case that Kansas is funny (that is, deplorable or hung over). That smells like advocacy (or whiskey). Also, a list of city-by-city reviews will invite every passing writer to document his small town; the additions will go on forever, and most won't be any good. That is a lot of what we are saying at UN:LIST. Spıke Radiomicrophone.gif22:30 30-Sep-15

Ehh, the stereotypes are actually true to a certain extent. But I kind of see what you mean. I had totally forgotten about the list that some articles have. --Shadowkiller168 The wiki's fastest speedcuber 22:37, September 30, 2015 (UTC)

I have no doubt that they are mostly true. Truth or falsehood is rarely the point here, and there are better ways of writing clever, original comedy than either writing truth or writing simple lies. Spıke Radiomicrophone.gif23:11 30-Sep-15

PS--I undid your edits of today. What you typed, of course, is still in the page history if you would like to rework it. One other technique that is doubtful is what I call in the Edit Summary, "allegory by piped links." Saying one thing, but indicating to users who click on the link that you really mean something else, is too clever by half, as many readers don't go clicking on every link. If the reader doesn't trace lines with the mouse as he reads them, then what he reads is simply the text on the page, and it is nowhere near as funny. Spıke Radiomicrophone.gif00:24 1-Oct-15

I dunno, I thought the piped links thing worked really well with George W. Bush. --Shadowkiller168 The wiki's fastest speedcuber 18:10, October 1, 2015 (UTC)

Discovered!

Congrats on finding us. We've become the internet Scarlet Pimpernel of the web.--Laurels.gifRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 14:02, 7 October 2019 (UTC)

I think I may of better use now. I've been spending a lot of time making articles on the Simple English Wikipedia, so I have more familiarity with the layout of Wikipedia. I've also been looking into trying to write satire, so I find that this website helps significantly. I got a bit confused between this website and uncyclopedia.co, but I guess this is the legit one if I can actually log in here. Thanks for acknowledging me! Shadowkiller168 The wiki's fastest speedcuber 17:41, 8 October 2019 (UTC)
Seems you have logged in successfully. This website has all the content that was on Uncyclopedia.wikia until that site was closed in May 2019. The advantage is that we no longer have that 'oasis skin' look that had been imposed on us by the then owners. Laurels.gifRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 10:07, 9 October 2019 (UTC)

UnNews:Japan to hide trash in invisible ink

Cheers, that is definitely an UnNews! I shortened the title to include just the essentials. Wish you would change the photo or add a second one, as I'm not going to put soft porn on the Front Page. Spıke Radiomicrophone.gif12:46 11-Oct-19

Added a second picture. I don't think I'm as good with captions as I am with content. This will likely be the first of many as I'm trying to get into writing satire. Most of my ideas will end up revolving around Japan because I really want to introduce satire into Japan, and I need some practice. Hopefully, my submissions will be passable while I get the hang of things. Shadowkiller168 The wiki's fastest speedcuber 14:01, 11 October 2019 (UTC)

Thank you, and there you go up on the Front Page. You not only mastered UnNews formatting, but adopted a vintage UnNews method of expertly blending two stories in the real news! I fixed some small things; for instance, comments in the template are instructions to you and need not be retained in the resulting UnNews. I rewrote two things: (1) Your theme derives from "tentacle rape" so you might as well state it; and (2) Trump spying on Ivanka is based on nothing in the news; but why not mention the current obsession, his shadowy "whistleblower"?! The only trick to writing captions is: Don't simply explain the picture, keep your creative mind busy and twist what is pictured to describe how it would relate to your fantasy UnNews, especially hiding a plot-twist in the caption! Spıke Radiomicrophone.gif17:46 11-Oct-19