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Logos[edit]

Remember when Wikipedia changed its logo? Some of them still use the old one, mind, but this here en, this is all different-like. Likewise, Uncyclopedia changed its logo as well, just kind of... in the opposite direction. Sort of. It was a lot more fudged-like. And emc still wants a vector version, I have no idea how to do that. Doesn't help that the main problem with the entire thing seems to be a lack of texture, either, especially since texture is something svgs utterly suck with...

On a completely unrelated note, why are you... doing a pee review in your userspace... here? O_o Isarra (talk) 19:07, 3 February 2012 (UTC)

Wait, nevermind. It's the interface, isn't it? The interface here doesn't entirely suck... Isarra (talk) 19:13, 3 February 2012 (UTC)
Actually it's the work IT security policy. Can access Wikipedia but not Uncyclopedia. So I write it all here and then move it over. As for vector version of the potato - I uploaded two a while ago. Problem is the image doesn't really work as vector - gradual gradation is fine, but the potato is an irregular shape. There are two versions uploaded with different levels of detail. The truth is while the image may have changed format slightly, the logo itself is still much as it was. I'll try and find those uploaded svg versions of Sophia another time if they're still needed and still there. PuppyOnTheRadio (talk)
Ach, what a silly policy. Perhaps in time we can... persuade them to rethink it. In the meantime, poor wp. Also, maybe shiny, maybe not. We shall see. Isarra (talk) 16:32, 4 February 2012 (UTC)

Octopus[edit]

Thanks! I for one would welcome our cephalopod overlords... --GenericBob (talk) 12:16, 7 February 2012 (UTC)

Why are you not at Uncyclopedia? Seriously! PuppyOnTheRadio (talk)
Must... resist... time... sink... although I am now SORELY tempted to create a Ronald Ryan article there. But that would be in extremely poor taste. --GenericBob (talk) 20:52, 7 February 2012 (UTC)
Yes. Uncyclopedia is renowned for avoiding poor taste articles. PuppyOnTheRadio (talk) 22:17, 7 February 2012 (UTC)

MfD nomination of User:PuppyOnTheRadio/thing[edit]

User:PuppyOnTheRadio/thing, a page you substantially contributed to, has been nominated for deletion. Your opinions on the matter are welcome; please participate in the discussion by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/User:PuppyOnTheRadio/thing and please be sure to sign your comments with four tildes (~~~~). You are free to edit the content of User:PuppyOnTheRadio/thing during the discussion but should not remove the miscellany for deletion template from the top of the page; such a removal will not end the deletion discussion. Thank you. Drmies (talk) 04:57, 10 February 2012 (UTC)

your welcome[edit]

this site is kind of insane. i try to help people getting attacked by the established users but it gets me in trouble so not sure ill stay for long. sigh. Bouket (talk) 07:10, 13 February 2012 (UTC)

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Editing {{Rating}}[edit]

Wikipedia:VPT#Suggested_edit_to_template_and_creation_of_tracking_category I hate to be a bother, but do you know if you can edit {{Rating}} as indicated at this thread? My fear is that this will be one of an indefinitely large number of requests that gets archived without ever being resolved. If you are willing and able to amend this for me, I greatly appreciate it. Thanks. —Justin (koavf)TCM☯ 05:53, 18 February 2012 (UTC)

Sorry, but I barely have enough user rights to edit this page, let alone a locked template. You're better off chasing down an admin to do it. PuppyOnTheRadio talk 06:14, 18 February 2012 (UTC)

Your signature[edit]

Information.svg Please note that templates are not allowed to be transcluded in signatures, as it causes various issues which are detailed at WP:SIG#NoTemplates. You may, if necessary, change your signature to {{subst:User:PuppyOnTheRadio/sig}} as long as you make sure the resulting wikitext is always under the 255-character limit for signatures and you accept the risk of a vandal causing you to sign with something offensive, or you may just copy the contents of your template into the signature field in your preferences. Thanks. Anomie 04:46, 24 February 2012 (UTC)

Weighed in at 249 characters... PuppyOnTheRadio talk 13:56, 24 February 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for taking care of that! Anomie 16:44, 24 February 2012 (UTC)
Just because something is technically allowed doesn't make it not annoying, you know... Isarra (talk) 01:14, 25 February 2012 (UTC)
Which was my logic behind popping it in a template the first time. Besides, this is one of the least annoying sigs I've ever created. You should have a look at the 50 or so I've had elsewhere. Including animated gifs. Everyone loves animated gifs on their talkpage. PuppyOnTheRadio talk 06:44, 25 February 2012 (UTC)

DPL[edit]

According to Special:Version, mw:Extension:DynamicPageList (Wikimedia) is not installed on this wiki, so perhaps you oughtn't expect people here to know much about it. (For references, the ones you're familiar with would probably be mw:Extension:DPLforum and mw:Extension:DynamicPageList (third-party), derivatives of the wikimedia one.) Isarra (talk) 05:20, 26 February 2012 (UTC)

Yeah - I knew it would be a long shot - I don't know that it's even possible - but I also figured there may be an alternative way to do it. I can't get there via parser functions, so looking at any alternative. PuppyOnTheRadio talk 01:09, 27 February 2012 (UTC)

File:Bing Crosby on phone.png listed for deletion[edit]

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Inappropriate userspace pages[edit]

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MfD nomination of User:PuppyOnTheRadio/score thing2[edit]

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MfD nomination of User:PuppyOnTheRadio/score thing[edit]

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May 2012[edit]

Please do not attack other editors. Comment on content, not on contributors. Personal attacks damage the community and deter users. Please stay cool and keep this in mind while editing. Thank you. Otterathome (talk) 18:18, 1 May 2012 (UTC)

Did I? PuppyOnTheRadio talk 22:56, 1 May 2012 (UTC)

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Hi[edit]

Hi, this is Qzekrom from Uncyclopedia. (I edit here anonymously, sometimes with the nickname "The Doctahedron" which comes from the notion that I edit mostly the math articles on Wikipedia.) I suggest you check your messages over at Uncyc - we all miss you.[1] 68.173.113.106 (talk) 21:36, 10 May 2012 (UTC)

  1. ^ ^
Hey. I don't edit here much any more, as I've been advised fairly clearly that I'm not welcome. I also don't use this site for Uncyc related purposes, except in that I've used similar coding at both places, and I have updated the Uncyclopedia article being more knowledgeable on the topic than many other editors. You can locate me at mirror Uncyc where I'm now doing anything Uncyc related. I've started fixing the main page there (or parts of it at least) and working on making the mirror a more accurate mirror - just more inclusive. The server there makes the Uncyc one look high tech, and I think the version of mediawiki that is installed is an old one, but it works, and could be more useful with a bit of TLC. Isarra (known on Uncyc as Lyrithya) did ask Carlb to close it, but he's chosen not to. If we're going to have a mirror, it might as well br a decent one. Call it a more "inclusive" variant on the original. --PuppyOnTheRadio talk 23:47, 10 May 2012 (UTC)
Gotcha. To add insult to injury, some admins were saying that Mirror was anarchic in nature. Take Romartus, who said this:
Yeah. I did do stuff there both times I was blocked (as an anonymous user). Anyway, we're trying to do an appeal and I'll drop by at Mirror sometime. 68.173.113.106 (talk) 19:55, 11 May 2012 (UTC)
Romartus is right. The Mirror was abandoned and has been heavily vandalised. I'm going through and doing fixes a little at a time, so it will become an effective back-up. Currently there is one admin/crat there and one regular user, and fixing it is going to take a while.
However, all this is Uncyc business. That means it should be dealt with at Uncyc, the mirror, IRC, or email. Posting Uncyc related business here is counter productive. As for an appeal - it's nobody else's business but myself and Zombiebaron. I have written an apology at my talkspace at the mirror site. Please leave off-Wikipedia talk on off-Wikipedia pages going forward. --PuppyOnTheRadio talk 00:09, 12 May 2012 (UTC)

January 2013[edit]

Your recent editing history at Uncyclopedia shows that you are currently engaged in an edit war. Being involved in an edit war can result in you being blocked from editing—especially if you violate the three-revert rule, which states that an editor must not perform more than three reverts on a single page within a 24-hour period. Undoing another editor's work—whether in whole or in part, whether involving the same or different material each time—counts as a revert. Also keep in mind that while violating the three-revert rule often leads to a block, you can still be blocked for edit warring—even if you don't violate the three-revert rule—should your behavior indicate that you intend to continue reverting repeatedly.

To avoid being blocked, instead of reverting please consider using the article's talk page to work toward making a version that represents consensus among editors. See BRD for how this is done. You can post a request for help at a relevant noticeboard or seek dispute resolution. In some cases, you may wish to request temporary page protection. Legoktm (talk) 22:17, 20 January 2013 (UTC)

  • I also note that you're heavily involved and would ask you to step away from the article, and comment on the talk page instead. Legoktm (talk) 22:20, 20 January 2013 (UTC)

Uncyclopedia conflict of interest[edit]

Hey, I noticed your recent edits regarding Uncyclopedia. Given the contentious nature of the our situation and your particular closeness to the topic, there is a clear conflict of interest here. Basically this applies:

People who are very close to a subject often have a distorted view of it, which may cause them to inadvertently edit in ways that make the article either too flattering or too disparaging. People with a close connection to a subject are not absolutely prohibited from editing about that subject, but they need to be especially careful about ensuring their edits are verified by reliable sources and writing with as little bias as possible.

But while it is possible to edit such articles despite being so close to the topic, your recent edits to it have indeed indicated your bias, and such does not help Wikipedia's neutral point of view - the same reason that I and others have also refrained from editing it, and I would strongly advise you to do so as well.

A good way to avoid biased editing (and also folks questioning the changes later), however, even without stepping away entirely, would be to propose any wanted changes on the talkpage instead, and if there is consensus, bring in someone uninvolved in the topic to make those changes for you, rather like described in Wikipedia:Third opinion, though in this case it's not a dispute so much between editors as wikis. Alternately stepping away from the article entirely does work well - just take it off your watchlist and forget about it.

Thank you for your consideration. -— Isarra 19:08, 28 March 2013 (UTC)

You are the person responsible for creating the website en.uncyclopedia.co and maintain a controlling interest in it. You have also been instrumental in crwating propaganda that the site has “moved” rather than “forking”. Doesn't that then also put you in a position of extreme bias towards it as you have been using it as a form of advertising for a site you created?
The edits I've made have been to restore an NPOV. There are two sites that go by the name of Uncyclopedia (as an English version at least). Both sites should be represented in the article. The edits to remove one of the sites are designed to promote an individual site, which is counterproductive and non-neutral.
Given you have a financial interest in one of these sites I think it would be advisable for you to step away from that page. PuppyOnTheRadio talk 01:12, 29 March 2013 (UTC)
PuppyOnTheRadio: Actually there are hundreds of sites that call themselves uncyclopedia. You should include the mirror site and also that site that was started by some teenage girl which I have conveniently forgotten the link to, as well as unmeta and all the non-English-language sites. As a non-English-speaking person, I feel offended by these massive omissions. 67.161.200.100 (talk) 02:19, 29 March 2013 (UTC)
Which is why I referred specifically to English Uncyclopedia. The mirror site refers to itself as “Mirror Uncyclopedia”, and the meta site refers to itself as “Uncyclopedia Meta”. There are around 70-80 different sites that identify themselves as foreign language versions of Uncyclopedia, but the overwhelming majority of these refer to themselves by different names. The site started by a teenage girl is one I am unaware of - although it would be fascinating to know how much of the content of the site is related to the site created approximately 8 years ago. There are also sites like Zombiepedia thy are English language that are referred to as a foreign language Uncyclopedia, and Illogicopedia which is a different site altogether but similar in style to Uncyclopedia, and linked to from Uncyclopedia Meta. Some of the foreign language sites are inactive sites (in that there are no regular edits being made to the site. I apologise if the nuance of the statement I made above was lost on you, PuppyOnTheRadio talk 08:12, 29 March 2013 (UTC)

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