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Christian Bale[edit]

On this article, we need an update on Bale's post-Fighter work (Flowers of War, his last Batman movie The Dark Knight Rises, American Hustle, etc.). Could you possibly do some filling-in? Here's his Wiki page for reference/inspiration: Christian Bale The preceding unsigned comment was added by HolUp (talk • contribs)

No we don't, it's a featured article, you and I will be up in front of the headmaster! As are our resident copy-editor, I have looked at the lists of articles without sufficient links etc. to see if there is anything there that needs attention, but those sheds seem to be empty (which is good). What we really could do with right now, is another regular to join the article review process, namely VFH and VFD, as a voter that considers the article objectively with Uncyclopedia as a project in mind (rather than whether is pleases/displeases personally), as well as your role as a nominator.  EStop Press here for Room Service 06:52, January 28, 2017 (UTC)
PS. Would you like me to archive your talk page for you?  EStop Press here for Room Service 08:43, January 28, 2017 (UTC)
Sure.--HolUp (talk) 08:46, January 28, 2017 (UTC)
It should be noted that Spike allows people to edit FAs along as it's minor fixes or updating information. I think adding content on Bale's more recent movies would fall under the latter category.--HolUp (talk) 08:46, January 28, 2017 (UTC)
Yeah, I get that, but it is a privilege that is extended to certain, regular users that are trustworthy. With my trustworthy hat on for a minute, the concern is that post "Fighter" work is more than fixing dates etc. It is a grey area I know and if I don't do a good enough job, as an admin, it could be setting a precedence that would be a pain to go back on.
By default, I don't bother with FAs and perhaps that is wrong... but primarily I am here as a writer, so want to improve crap articles, rewrite VFD articles where a good title deserves a good article and a comedy strategy leaps out (like Coin and Sex change), or create new ones. Getting sucked into FAs is just time away from being creative on my own terms, hopefully for the benefit of the site, if you know what I mean. I can't always write to task. That doesn't mean I don't enjoy tinkering with other stuff. The Emo articles were fun, HowTo:Get super powers was a riot and there are others, so please, if you want me to look at something, ask away, always happy to take a look.  EStop Press here for Room Service 09:15, January 28, 2017 (UTC)

Kraftwerk[edit]

Thank you for editing Kraftwerk! Feel free to add anything you like to the article. --WeatherUnderground (talk) 12:03, February 2, 2017 (UTC)

File:GHW_Bush_looks_at_wristwatch.jpg[edit]

Can you locate a better photo of the Poppa-Bush-looks-at-wristwatch moment and replace this photo with a new version? Spıke Radiomicrophone.gif00:38 31-Jan-17

I'd like to upload a new version of this photo, but the problem is that I think my privilege to upload new versions of files is disabled. Can you unlock it?--HolUp (talk) 01:02, January 31, 2017 (UTC)

Yes, I yanked it after you used page-move to dispose of a Featured Article. Here you go. Spıke Radiomicrophone.gif01:05 31-Jan-17

Thanks! (Moved here to unify conversation.) Spıke Radiomicrophone.gif01:44 31-Jan-17

Neu![edit]

I reverted some of your edit. It turns out that the Infobox template does accommodate photos and that is the way to do it. Prior authors used the template incorrectly; they also added a final wisecrack that never appeared on the page. Always consult the Template: page because these often give instructions for their use. As set out in the Edit Summary, sticking the contents of the Infobox into the prose didn't work for two reasons. If you think the Infobox is ugly for other reasons, the thing to do is not remove it from this article but discuss it and edit it to stop it from being ugly in all the articles that use it. Spıke Radiomicrophone.gif00:58 23-Feb-17

Then are you going to vote for it? Spıke Radiomicrophone.gif04:28 23-Feb-17

Template:Infobox musical artist[edit]

Very nice! Now, you ought to complete the job by converting the other articles that use {{Infobox Band}}, then VFDing it, then editing Uncyclopedia:Templates/In-universe/Infoboxes so that no one uses the ugly old one. I made it easier for you because the first one I found is already on VFD. Spıke Radiomicrophone.gif23:03 25-Feb-17

Donald Trump[edit]

Regarding your edit summary, "Deal with it" may have been snuck into the article under your nose, but it does not add nothing to the comedy, as I think the point is that it is "written in the style of the person it is about." It was added after the article was featured and adds this new comedy strategy (one of our most trite) rather than just bringing the article up-to-date.

Separately, please flesh out your user page as Romartus asked, providing information on yourself to whatever level of detail or comedy you like. Also go to Special:Preferences and check the box if you don't want everyone to be able to see all the pages on your watchlist. Spıke Radiomicrophone.gif05:20 26-Feb-17

Futurama VFH[edit]

I noticed you made some improvements to the Futurama article in December and nominated it for VFH before reverting. I'm not sure if this latest cancellation is actually the end of the series, but I think the article is good enough to be featured as it is. Also thanks for restoring the Sonic the Hedgehog movie poster. Irritable of contents (talk) 19:21, March 5, 2017 (UTC)

Steely Dan on VFD[edit]

You write that the band plays "music which is very much a "love it or hate it" affair in the music community." This is a veritable comedy strategy. So just do it! Written, of course, in the viewpoint of the hater. No, wait, perhaps apparently written by one of each. Spıke Radiomicrophone.gif12:44 24-Mar-17

Barack Obama[edit]

I reverted you here. "II" is correct, but no funnier, and it looks more junky, which is likely to encourage Anon to junk up the introduction further. I told the longer story at Barack Obama's birth after reading this blog entry. Spıke Radiomicrophone.gif19:18 25-Mar-17

IHOP[edit]

Please don't start this in the first person! Uncyclopedia articles normally parody encyclopedia articles, not sales pitches. This is more challenging than imitating an advertisement full of spin. Spıke Radiomicrophone.gif02:14 8-May-17


Saturday Night Fever[edit]

Thanks for the vote! If only we had one (your) more vote to get rid of the old Costa Coffee page over at VFD I could finally replace it with my superior alternative! I'm looking forward to any new ideas you might have for SNF too. I haven't forgotten your pledge to help improve it; if it still tickles your fancy?  SIR  MAC  BOSWELL  22:31, May 12, 2017 (UTC)

My hero!  SIR  MAC  BOSWELL  22:55, May 12, 2017 (UTC)

Bulging trousers[edit]

I've just plonked the Saturday Night Fever up for VFH. I hope you approve sire. Also just wanted to say cheers for spending as much time as you have on improving it.  SIR  MAC  BOSWELL  12:21, May 15, 2017 (UTC)

Devil[edit]

Perhaps it would have been easier to create a redirect for this, perhaps included in Category:Redirects with possibilities, than to insert a piped link into 300 articles. Spıke Radiomicrophone.gif13:56 15-May-17

The redirect had already been created, I was just fixing the links so they wouldn't have the need to redirect at all.--HolUp (talk) 14:05, May 15, 2017 (UTC)

Then it is even absurder; now, if someone creates a good article there, hundreds of pages will mysteriously claim to link to it but will not. Spıke Radiomicrophone.gif14:16 15-May-17

Alright, dumb move on my part. I'll go back and undo them in a few hours.--HolUp (talk) 14:19, May 15, 2017 (UTC)

I can do it with one keystroke, but it is indiscriminate and would trash your other efforts. However, if you did only a dozen or so other edits in the last twelve hours, know what they are, and can go in and reapply them, this might save time. Spıke Radiomicrophone.gif14:27 15-May-17

Billy Joel[edit]

After me moaning about this page not having enough images I've took it upon myself to solve the issue. Would you prefer Uptown Skank, or Uptown Slag?  SIR  MAC  BOSWELL  15:07, May 18, 2017 (UTC)

It's an article on an American musician, so Uptown Skank would fit better.--HolUp (talk) 15:25, May 18, 2017 (UTC)

It is yours to play with! I'll try and put another image together tomorrow.  SIR  MAC  BOSWELL  15:35, May 18, 2017 (UTC)

Galaxy[edit]

All very well. But there is virtually nothing left! Are you enthused about writing an outrageous rendition of the material in the Wikipedia article from scratch? Spıke Radiomicrophone.gif21:04 26-May-17

I have started a re-write. I didn't think the intro had much going for it so I made a new one, slightly more based off reality. —Oblique 23:57, May 26, 2017 (UTC)

The rewrite is better. Basing it off reality is better. It still needs a unifying concept. The end of the Intro smacks of the "nobody knows" gimmick, and the fact that astronomers are always changing their estimate of the number of galaxies is true and not yet funny. Leave us with a simile, perhaps? Like astronomers are always changing their estimate of the level of funding they will need next year? Spıke Radiomicrophone.gif01:02 27-May-17

Fox (TV channel)[edit]

I copy-edited this a bit. Use the talk page rather than inline comments to state what you had in mind for this article, but don't scold future editors. Of course you may revert them if they edit and break your concept. It seems not complete enough, yet, to be listed in {{Recent}}. Perhaps read and retell Wikipedia on the genesis of the network, and public reaction and controversy surrounding it. It also uses overt advocacy: Rather than just calling Murdoch a tyrant (which I tried to do more indirectly), it is better to give anecdotes that lead the reader to reach that conclusion on his own. There is too much stand-up comedy, such as chatting with your reader and imagining (through strikethrough) the encyclopedia article writer changing his mind or writing one thing and meaning another thing. There are ways to tell the same jokes but follow the encyclopedia framing joke, unless you really have a good reason to break the fourth wall. Spıke Radiomicrophone.gif04:39 10-Jun-17

Repeating: Do not move Featured Articles, not even by copypaste[edit]

United States of America was featured under that name, which is a better name than America. America ought to remain as a disambiguation page. Spıke Radiomicrophone.gif14:34 18-Jun-17

Editing Featured Articles[edit]

I think you are stretching improvements to these articles (updating, switching around boxes) to full on re-writes. Can you rein this in please? There are plenty of non-featured articles that could do with a new lick of paint. Thanks. --Laurels.gifRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 20:49, August 30, 2017 (UTC)

Did you read this message HolUp?? --Laurels.gifRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 08:51, September 1, 2017 (UTC)

Yeah I got it.--HolUp (talk) 20:06, September 1, 2017 (UTC)

Ok. --Laurels.gifRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 20:50, September 1, 2017 (UTC)

Barack Obama[edit]

I reverted Artistsanomalous's edit on the grounds that it was uncivil to start a revert war. Suggest you both talk to each other on this. --Laurels.gifRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 16:35, October 4, 2017 (UTC)

Hello HolUp, I should just like to know your rationale for reverting my edit as you did not offer any in your edit summary. I understand that Barack Obama is a high profile page and as such has correspondingly high standards. However there is far less funny material on the page (in fact, all of it) that has gone unchallenged. I suspect you think my style of humour is inappropriate for some reason, though do correct me if I'm wrong. Thanks - --Artistsanomalous (talk) 00:07, October 25, 2017 (UTC)

As you have said nothing, I conclude that you have nothing to say. I conclude also that you have no objection to me re-adding this material. Thank you! --Artistsanomalous (talk) 21:39, November 1, 2017 (UTC)

George R. R. Martin[edit]

I see you have done some re-arranging. Tech stuff ok. But why 'Americanize' the spelling? I would only argue that spelling - either American or British - should be consistent only in the article itself. --Laurels.gifRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 11:26, October 10, 2017 (UTC)

Triumph the Insult Comic Dog[edit]

No argument with the title change except that it is less Wikipedia-like and does not work like Wikipedia entries with a disambiguation page.

I'd like the reason for shrinking the display size of images throughout this article. The resulting views are now very dark, for one. There is no display size limit specified in rules or guidelines. If this has this changed, please specify requirements.

Since there is an ongoing appeal for replacing dead link images, I cannot see where display size is critical. Since we are in 2017, space limitations are not that of 1990 and I doubt very many visitors are looking at UnCyc using a Macintosh.

Consider that large images are used and needed for visual attraction. A text-only article is boring. Images also provides stretch content/boilerplate for relatively short articles.

If you think that visitors will just click on an image for the full-sized view, they're mostly not going to do that. Going to the File page, you then lose the caption joke. Does not work for me. --Nigel Scribbler (talk) 09:16, October 11, 2017 (UTC)

Kinder egg[edit]

Unnecessary fiddling with formatting, in my opinion. Breaking up a bulleted list by eliminating the middle makes me and you look like we "don't know no good English". Romartus dropped in an appropriate image later with my consent, but there's no accommodating it in terms of space without adding more material. The result is that you didn't help here. Also per the above post, shrinking images to get whatever it is you want is not what I wanted or intended. --Nigel Scribbler (talk) 09:16, October 11, 2017 (UTC)

This echoes my concern as regards re-ordering articles. Suggest you talk to a writer first HolUp before making unilateral changes. --Laurels.gifRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 09:19, October 11, 2017 (UTC)

High Activity[edit]

Hope you're ok! Thanks for re-doing The Simpsons article.--Laurels.gifRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 09:47, October 19, 2017 (UTC)

The Police[edit]

Thanks for filling out the rest of the article. Looks good now! --Laurels.gifRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 08:49, October 22, 2017 (UTC)

*unintelligible screeching*[edit]

Hey, I've got a copy of my draft up in userspace. I see that you've also saved yours directly to the page. You might want to save yours in userspace just until we can agree on a draft to use. (If you want to make a userspace version of the page on yours, just create the page as "User:HolUp/Rush" to get it on your private collection. I've got several in mine, including my draft of Rush.) Mine's going to be a while before its finished, though. I've got a long while before I get all the images and et cetera uploaded and the full article's narrative updated. If you want to check it out, just click the link above or this link. The preceding text is also on my talk page. If you want to respond there, you may. You'll get a quicker response out of me there since I'll get the email notification. Thanks! --Gamma287 Can you see the real me? Can you?

I will go to say that your version of the article is ten times easier on the eyes than the last one, though. Better written, too. (No offense to the previous author. Okay, maybe some offense.) --Gamma287 Can you see the real me? Can you?

Recent articles, front page[edit]

Please explain the reduction of the list. This was allowed to get up close to the 30 article limit and it was apparently you who cut it back to the low 20s and have kept it there. Is there something about the posted article limit you have a problem with? There was nothing all that old on the list. Shall we cut this down to an arbitrary 3 article limit? I'm boycotting this listing -- you want it for yourself, you can have it. --Nigel Scribbler sig2.png (talk) 09:43, November 21, 2017 (UTC)

Idea for an article[edit]

Something like this perhaps? TillDillBill (talk) 08:14, November 24, 2017 (UTC)

RedLetterMedia[edit]

Check on my talk page. This is a page you have imported from ED? Just minus the less offensive terms. I plan to delete it but want to hear from you first. --Laurels.gifRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 13:28, November 25, 2017 (UTC)

Kirby[edit]

I'm torn on whether to go with music angle, where Kirby is the king of rock or pop star, or whether to make him Jack Kirby, both are rather superficial associations to make, I've been wondering which direction to take on this one for a while now, you seem equally knowledgeable on both comics music and video games, so I figure you would be a good person to ask about this. I'd also be fine with just reverting my revision to the previous rather listy version, I suppose Kirby eats a lot so morbid obesity could be another angle. I wasn't expecting Kirby to be the most difficult Super Nintendo to make fun of but he looks to be just that. Irritable of contents (talk)

Oregon Trail[edit]

Your revisions to that article are worthless, as you apparently are, it seems.

Firstly, Uncyclopedia is not Wikipedia. It does not have to based on reality or real history. Second, only a delusional person would think there was much popularity in home video games in the 1970s as the units were quite expensive for the time and were not at all common. The explosion in popularity for this game came in the late 1980s with the introduction via school computers and relatively cheap game platforms and cartridges. There were precious few coin op computer games up to the late 1970s also. So get your facts straight. We might also check to see if you actually have a father.

Your trivial, obnoxious, pedantic revisions to other writer's articles are a real irritation. It takes someone of great stupidity to not realize that such things are reported to writers/rewriters and that they can revert any changes. Absolute shitheadedness is demonstrable by revising article already featured. At this point, It becomes worthwhile for someone to start a revision war with you (you may have already started it) and take any penalty. Someone who can always come back and rip you a new one on every article, easily done. After all, you were permabanned and have snuck back in. --Nigel Scribbler sig2.png (talk) 08:33, January 26, 2018 (UTC)

I am going to suggest that before anyone starts adding stuff to an article by an established (and active) contributor here, it is best to ask them first. --Laurels.gifRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 11:48, January 27, 2018 (UTC)

A page to check and comment on[edit]

https://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/Forum:Compromise_skin ----Laurels.gifRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 17:00, June 28, 2018 (UTC)

Millennials[edit]


I thought you might be new here, but I guess two years doesn't count as new. In any case, it's one of the Golden Rules of Uncyclopedia (bow to it) that a featured article not be edited except for things like fixing typos or, if really necessary, updates.

In case you think I'm new here, this account is, but I'm not. Take care! King Admin Alden Loveshade, by proclamation of Sannse most noble ruler of the Internet King of the Internet Alden Loveshade??? (royal court)  02:29, August 9, 2018 (UTC)

HolUp, I realize that this is your own article, but it is indeed better to leave it as is. After all, it did make Featured Articles so it is very good as it stands, yes? Nonetheless, I am reverting back to your recent addition of one sentence, counting it as an temporal update of sorts. But I am asking you to stop on this article at the risk of over-editing, even though I know you like to edit down to the bone. I would suggest you riff off the subject if you have more ideas on Millennials, possibly something in the projects areas. --Nigel Scribbler sig2.png (talk) 03:22, August 9, 2018 (UTC)

Nigel Scribbler sig2.png (talk) I have a name for that generation that gave the horror genre a much needed kick in the ass in 2003-2004 when I was tapping them. They are known as The Young Guns -- one of them worked on my roster in 2007, 12 years ago and was working a day job in the era. The generation had hard times I will say but some never got their proper due, the problem being the fan fiction circles giving them hell. I checked out that article and I will look for some more photos with it. Generation Y really starts with those who are born in 1980. My generation is harder to pin point as some of us are published but not best sellers, some have cult followings while others are on disability --Factfinder510 (talk) 07:05, March 2, 2019 (UTC)

The Police[edit]

Once again, you have edited content in a featured article when you know perfectly well that this is not to be done. You get days once again. I can keep this up as long as you can keep this up. I can revert articles as fast as you can make useless edits.--Nigel Scribbler sig2.png (talk) 09:38, January 23, 2019 (UTC)

White people[edit]

I have given White people a huge overhaul and gave this a unique treatment you have to see this to believe it. My first edit on here with Fan fiction and it became featured. I will give your articles a look and need a hand with images just ask, take a look at SNL where you will see where this became a gallery for the notable alumni and what they did is more noteworthy after their tenors. --Factfinder510 (talk) 06:57, March 2, 2019 (UTC)

IMPORTANT!PLEASE CHECK THIS FORUM ON FUTURE UNCYCLOPEDIA HOSTING![edit]

Forum:Hosting options for Uncyclopedia (wikia) --Laurels.gifRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 13:56, March 13, 2019 (UTC)

Feature[edit]


Uncyclopedia has moved[edit]

You may be aware that Uncyclopedia has been shut down at FANDOM. Fear not, Uncyclopedia still lives and has moved to: https://uncyclopedia.ca/

You can sign in with your FANDOM or old Uncyclopedia username and password. You will find some things slightly different but the major difference is that you will have the full (fake) Wikipedia look to play in.

A few things are still broken but you can edit, create articles, use talk, etc. As ever, ask any admin for help if needed.

Hope to see you there! --Nigel Scribbler sig2.png (talk) 07:39, 17 May 2019 (UTC)

The Mandalorian[edit]

Are you watching this show? Seen a couple of episodes so far. Probably needs an article. My big question is...who is under the helmet?? Laurels.gifRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 12:28, 22 November 2019 (UTC)

Uncyclopedias[edit]

Can you fill me in on why two different Uncyclopedias exist? I thought Fandom moved to .co? Applemasterexpert (talk) 02:53, 24 November 2019 (UTC)

You can ask me. It's a long story but the essentials are this: In January 2013 a group of users created their own fork of the original uncyclopedia.wikia.com. That site is independently hosted at uncyclopedia.co. This site includes all articles/etc that were on uncyclopedia.wikia.com before that site finally went dark in May 2019. We explored options of re-hosting, including an arrangement with uncyclopedia.co to be separately hosted there but that didn't work out. There is a forum link on the front page of this site to explain what happened from our perspective on uncyclopedia.ca. The ground rule is that users are free to contribute to either uncyclopedia if they so choose, or import their articles from one site to the other and vice versa. However, if the article included other writers, their permission is required. Laurels.gifRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 12:12, 25 November 2019 (UTC)

Phocas[edit]

If you're going to do that in the lede, can you shoop an upside-down office clock onto the initial photo? Spıke Radiomicrophone.gif18:17 7-Jun-20

Alright, I'll do it later today.--HolUp (talk) 20:26, 7 June 2020 (UTC)

Jon Anderson[edit]

Also known as Jon 'God' Anderson for his falsetto voice. Well done. :) Laurels.gifRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 19:35, 8 June 2020 (UTC)

Constantine III and Heraklonas[edit]

I reverted you here. I like the two coin photos lined up, for contrast (shiny and gold versus tarnished). Also, Wikipedia does not have a single article on both Emperors, as we do. Spıke Radiomicrophone.gif01:41 11-Jun-20

Also WP:Constantine III is a disambig. I've used two {{Wikipediapar}}. Spıke Radiomicrophone.gif01:44 11-Jun-20