Forum:Going public

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Currently we are at 11,507 articles, and before we know it, we will be at 10,000 articles pretty soon..
I actually think there should be some glorious divine intervention, such as User:Hindleyite or User:Silent Penguin descending from the heavens and congratulating us for our dinosaur-brained work, when we reach 10,000. But could it also call or something bigger?
The main question is: Once we reach 10,000 pieces of utter crap here on Illogia, Should we go public or remain as one of the WikiSphere's best kept secrets? Or the internet, in that manner?

Also things to consider: If we go public, does that mean we have to beef up our admin count? Will we find truly illogical people like we have never seen before? Will we be on the news? Will Seppy be passed off? Will we be another target of 4chan? How much more spam ill we get daily? Are these questions annoying?

With kind regards, 2+2=5 SPEAK TO ME, ILLOGIAN! Past accounts of sodomy RAVENOUS AND RUTHLESS CAPITALISM The greatest article in the history of Illogia! 21:51, 23 Ergust 2015 (UTC)

What does "going public" mean? LAR Adriator-Gruntled.png(kaizum me)Plant2.png 21:57, 23 Ergust 2015 (UTC)
It means to become known via publicity. 2+2=5 SPEAK TO ME, ILLOGIAN! Past accounts of sodomy RAVENOUS AND RUTHLESS CAPITALISM The greatest article in the history of Illogia! 21:59, 23 Ergust 2015 (UTC)
Meaning, users just go out and draw attention to us however they can? I need instructions to know how to rock. LAR Adriator-Gruntled.png(kaizum me)Plant2.png 22:02, 23 Ergust 2015 (UTC)
That seems to be the only way to work. That's how I got User: Fluffy Waffles and User:420BlazeIt to join, but they were in my computer class. And from what I know in the cheese Illogic Vaults, telling classmates often doesn't go out too well. I am aware of the increased amount of problems we may face once becoming a bit more popular because of our laxed rules compared to Uncyc, and we will be barraged by spam and vandalism more often. But this could be a small step forward for Illogicopedia if we tell more people about it.
Unless, by some miraculous coincidence, Testostereich, Readmesoon, T3canolis, The Bard, Ben, and Hindleyite resume their activity on Illogicopedia. And we all know how likely that is going to happen. 2+2=5 SPEAK TO ME, ILLOGIAN! Past accounts of sodomy RAVENOUS AND RUTHLESS CAPITALISM The greatest article in the history of Illogia! 22:11, 23 Ergust 2015 (UTC)
After all, some people and real life exist. The Supreme Leader XY --- Free Cake! 23:05, 23 Ergust 2015 (UTC)
Sure, the more the merrier, or something. I'm not worried much now about increased spam from increased users. I think it unlikely that lots of people would be interested in ?pedia. It's a bit too weird, and I think many would mistake us for a dump to unload stupid crap onto. LAR Adriator-Gruntled.png(kaizum me)Plant2.png 23:14, 23 Ergust 2015 (UTC)
Yeah. Even an increase in admins would be insufficient to counteract the stupid crap people would dump here. And then there's the vandals... 2+2=5 SPEAK TO ME, ILLOGIAN! Past accounts of sodomy RAVENOUS AND RUTHLESS CAPITALISM The greatest article in the history of Illogia! 01:06, 24 Ergust 2015 (UTC)

Quite some time ago I submitted Illogicopedia to the PointlessSites portal (somebody else might have as well, but I can't be too sure). At first I thought the influx of new users (as well as the highschoolers who are kicking around presently) had found their way to the site through there. Decks.png ~ Good tidings! ~ 02:00, 25 Ergust 2015 (UTC)

Oh yeah – there's also these. Decks.png ~ Good tidings! ~ 06:22, 25 Ergust 2015 (UTC)
Random undesirables already wander here and break my cowlamp too often for my liking. I'm a crotchety old man, don'tcha know? Changing things gives me heartburn.--Duckwiki2.png|Fonchezzz| Quacking| 14:15, 25 Ergust 2015 (UTC)
Gah, I'm turn five on this site in 4 months, soon I'll require a IllogiState funded walking stick 'cos I'm old and crooked, even more so for Fonchezzz. But on a serious note, how the hell do we do this? Do we give out leaflets to various psychiatrists for them to ask their patients if they're interested in this site? Monkey-butler.jpg Sincerely, islandmonkey - go speak 22:01, 25 Ergust 2015 (UTC)
Great idea. Also read this. The Supreme Leader XY --- Free Cake! 00:05, 26 Ergust 2015 (UTC)

I know![edit]

Ask your friends if they've ever heard of "frog infested pineapples." Make sure the rest of your friend's friends are around too. I did that today with some old friends from middle school that I now see everyday. 2+2=5 SPEAK TO ME, ILLOGIAN! Past accounts of sodomy RAVENOUS AND RUTHLESS CAPITALISM The greatest article in the history of Illogia! 00:52, 29 Ergust 2015 (UTC)

This is my 2,550th edit. The Supreme Leader XY --- Free Cake! 02:39, 29 Ergust 2015 (UTC)
Edit #3106. Monkey-butler.jpg Sincerely, islandmonkey - go speak 16:12, 29 Ergust 2015 (UTC)
Edit #2,653. The Supreme Leader XY --- Free Cake! 02:34, 5 Serpeniver 2015 (UTC)

For some inspiration[edit]

“As to the point about no one using wikis anymore, I have a somewhat unique viewpoint. Illogicopedia is literally the only wiki I have any significant contributions to. Because of this, I have always viewed it as just a site I used rather than one of many wikis in the Wikisphere. The point I'm trying to make, although I don't know the veracity of it, is that, much like Taco Bell learned to Think Outside the Bun, we need to Think Outside the Wiki. Every time I've pitched Illogicopedia to anyone, I always call it a "comedy site-type thing". The appeal of Illogicopedia is not in its wiki-ness; it's in its amusing content and nonrestrictive nature. Only so many people would go on a wiki where they can post bizarre, amusing articles. Almost everyone would go on a site where they can post bizarre, amusing articles. Now, where do we go with that information? Hell if I know, but I think it's important.”

More succinctly, Wiki: about 10% of people. Site: about 95% of people. I think wiki markup confuses people anyway. The Supreme Leader XY --- Free Cake! 09:29, 31 Ergust 2015 (UTC)
I think I made a mistake and added the percentages. When the sum exceeded 100, I went insane. LAR Adriator-Gruntled.png(kaizum me)Plant2.png 16:31, 1 Serpeniver 2015 (UTC)
Are you taking weed at the moment? The Supreme Leader XY --- Free Cake! 23:09, 1 Serpeniver 2015 (UTC)

For Increased Efficiency...[edit]

For the Publici(s/z)ing of Illogicopedia[edit]

Uh... hi? ☃☃☃ (talk) 12:48, 30 Ergust 2015 (UTC)

Against the Publici(s/z)ing of Illogicopedia[edit]

Neutral[edit]

  • I embrace my inner fish. LAR Adriator-Gruntled.png(kaizum me)Plant2.png 03:22, 28 Ergust 2015 (UTC)
  • Although I actually started the forum, Gruntled and other users had some good points. 2+2=5 SPEAK TO ME, ILLOGIAN! Past accounts of sodomy RAVENOUS AND RUTHLESS CAPITALISM The greatest article in the history of Illogia! 00:52, 29 Ergust 2015 (UTC)
  • We need to know how to expand first before doing anything, on the terms that we are able to maintain the site's identity. That itself is a challenge. Monkey-butler.jpg Sincerely, islandmonkey - go speak 16:11, 29 Ergust 2015 (UTC)
  • Drink up, fellows. The Supreme Leader XY --- Free Cake! 22:44, 30 Ergust 2015 (UTC)

IDGAS[edit]

"Going public"? What?[edit]

I have always encouraged people to promote Illogicopedia, and then forgotten to do it myself. But regardless, if you can think of any way to let more people know about it then by all means, please do it. Unless it involves shooting puppies or something equally hilarious ... I mean bad. --Nerd42 (talk) 02:05, 7 Serpeniver 2015 (UTC)

ATTENTION[edit]

WE ARE 100 ARTICLES AWAY FROM ACHEVING OUR GOAL OF 10,000 ARTICLES!!! LET'S REACH THAT BY THE END OF THE YEAR!!!
2+2=5 SPEAK TO ME, ILLOGIAN! Past accounts of sodomy RAVENOUS AND RUTHLESS CAPITALISM The greatest article in the history of Illogia! 01:55, 23 Octodest 2015 (UTC)

Good. The Supreme Leader XY --- Free Cake! 02:52, 23 Octodest 2015 (UTC)