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Ello ello[edit source]

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Monkey-butler.jpg Sincerely, islandmonkey - go speak 15:55, 1 Arche 2011 (UTC)

Gerbils[edit source]

They have inquiry. What makes facts fun? What makes fun sweet? Is the chemical the proper shape? Have to try it to be sure, and meanwhile the world is all before us, and the stones are softly singing in the breeze...

But... what is it?

Also, hi. ~ Pointy.png 09:00, 2 Arche 2011

Did you know?[edit source]

Thas userrrrrrr calld yow a hallbally. Monkey-butler.jpg Sincerely, islandmonkey - go speak 18:52, 2 Arche 2011 (UTC)

Also, how did you find this site? Monkey-butler.jpg Sincerely, islandmonkey - go speak 07:32, 5 Arche 2011 (UTC)

I found the ED article about Illogicopedia and decided to check it out. After reading your About page, I felt that this wiki was something that I wanted to be a part of. I find ED to be too vindictive, and I feel that Uncyclopedia is too ridged when it comes to what content they accept. But Illogicopedia seems to have the right attitude about the situation.

Also, please remember that I’m fairly new to wikis (I have a Wikipedia account where I have done minor work) so I really am just kind of learning as I go, so if I do something wrong, feel free to tell me. Mars Cadbury 07:58, 5 Arche 2011 (UTC)

ED import eh? You're the first friendly ED user! It might be because you're not 13. Monkey-butler.jpg Sincerely, islandmonkey - go speak 08:40, 5 Arche 2011 (UTC)

You[edit source]

You're awesome. ~ Pointy.png 20:22, 2 Arply 2011

I just remembered...[edit source]

Write a blurb of yourself, otherwise I'll do it. --Monkey-butler.jpg Sincerely, islandmonkey - go speak 13:46, 1 Aym 2011 (UTC)

Wait...write a blurb where? I have a user page if that's what your talking about. I don't know how to add the banana to it though. Mars Cadbury 05:05, 2 Aym 2011 (UTC)
He means this. I can't do it due to a complete brain underload. Something about ferrets. Why are there ferrets? ~ Pointy.png 20:51, 2 Aym 2011
I woke up. Congratulations, man. Enjoy your banana! *cue confetti* ~ Pointy.png 20:12, 4 Aym 2011
Oh, and to put it on your userpage, if that's what you were asking, put {{IOTM}} on it - it's a template. ~ Pointy.png 20:15, 4 Aym 2011

Hey....[edit source]

Will ya quit with using the edit summaries properly?--Colonel Sanders 13:27, 15 Aym 2011 (UTC)

Hey, I like them. Feels a little like Wikipedia, which is such a disconcerting feeling that I cannot help but adore it...~ Pointy.png 20:05, 15 Aym 2011
Well, I did learn to edit by editing Wikipedia...Mars Cadbury 05:43, 16 Aym 2011 (UTC)

ED?[edit source]

Why?--Colonel Sanders 23:47, 4 Yoon 2011 (UTC)

...why what? Mars Cadbury 23:49, 4 Yoon 2011 (UTC)
Why give them all dis press?--Colonel Sanders 23:54, 4 Yoon 2011 (UTC)
Hey look, Readmesoon. —rms talk 00:08, 5 Yoon 2011 (UTC)
Meh. I don’t really think that by working on their article I’m giving them that much press. I mean, I’ve worked on L. Ron Hubbard’s article, but I’m not promoting Scientology. Mars Cadbury 01:45, 5 Yoon 2011 (UTC)
Yes. Control your cynicism, Colonel! Monkey-butler.jpg Sincerely, islandmonkey - go speak 11:20, 5 Yoon 2011 (UTC)

Hey, 'sup?[edit source]

Is this you or just someone with a similar love of commercial confectionery products? Randomly encountered the account on the Dead Horse Interchange forums and thought hey, that bloke seems familiar. -- Hindleyak  Converse?blogClick here! 17:44, 23 Jumbly 2011 (UTC)

Yeah, that's me. I also have a Wikipedia account, but I haven't edited anything there in several months. Mars Cadbury 06:16, 24 Jumbly 2011 (UTC)

Tech problems[edit source]

I’m still having tech problems with the site. Sometimes Google can’t access it, but when it finally does, I usually can’t navigate pages very well or at all. Is this something I’m doing wrong or is the site still having problems? Mars Cadbury 06:32, 24 Jumbly 2011 (UTC)

God damn hard drive failiures. I think yesterday was all three HDD's have gone. Monkey-butler.jpg Sincerely, islandmonkey - go speak 07:36, 24 Jumbly 2011 (UTC)
My best guess is that the site is still experiencing the odd problem. Recent server blips etc. would suggest this is the case. Just to check, though, I'd refrain from eating cheese before you go to bed and see if the problem persists. -- Hindleyak  Converse?blogClick here! 11:54, 24 Jumbly 2011 (UTC)

*smashes frying pan over head*[edit source]

Good evenin'. Your edits made our cynical webfiltering system at our school go mental at recent changes. IE8 all the way! Monkey-butler.jpg Sincerely, islandmonkey - go speak 15:23, 21 Octodest 2011 (UTC)

Eh, but they're lovely edits... I do have to wonder how your system would react to Wikipedia's recent changes, though... O_o ~ Pointy.png 15:17, 24 Octodest 2011
Well, there's only one way to find out...but godamnit, I'll have to wait 'till the 30th (it's half term at the moment). Monkey-butler.jpg Sincerely, islandmonkey - go speak 16:10, 24 Octodest 2011 (UTC)
So what's the verdict? Also, hi, Mars Cadbury! I'm totally not abusing your talkpage, here! *makes a hasty exit* ~ Pointy.png 00:54, 6 Novelniver 2011
I hope you 2 are having fun camping out on my talk page. o_O Mars Cadbury 02:28, 10 Novelniver 2011 (UTC)
We are, thank you. And I rather like this mustard you had stocked in your fridge. ~ Pointy.png 05:41, 10 Novelniver 2011
It views it, but I must say IE does start to go quite jumpy. And that was with IE9. This is why I have affection for IE8. Monkey-butler.jpg Sincerely, islandmonkey - go speak 15:45, 10 Novelniver 2011 (UTC)

Cows[edit source]

This is me flooding your talkpage with cows for no reason. Yooo waaaaa eeeeer carry on then. -— Athyria User talk:AthyriaUser talk:AthyriaUser talk:Athyria 02:37, 29 Octodest 2012 (UTC)

Thank you, Athyria. You are a nice person. Mars Cadbury (talk) 03:28, 30 Octodest 2012 (UTC)
No I'm not. I'm a horrible crazy lunatic with no will to actually do my coursework. AAAAGH COURSEWORK. *shoots herself in the foot with a chainsaw* -— Athyria User talk:AthyriaUser talk:AthyriaUser talk:Athyria 19:00, 30 Octodest 2012 (UTC)
Coursework? Like college coursework? I'll do it for you. I have a few degrees that aren't being put to any real use. Mars Cadbury (talk) 23:59, 30 Octodest 2012 (UTC)

Hola[edit source]

I'm not sure if that's actually how you spell it...oh well. forgot. Peace, y'alls.TheTenthDoctor (talk) 04:59, 12 Novelniver 2012 (UTC)

Hey, welcome to Illogicopedia. I hope you like it here. If you have any question, feel free to ask. marbury (talk) 19:47, 13 Novelniver 2012 (UTC)

Apology[edit source]

I apologize for being useless, and a general, all around git. Sincerely and otherwise, LAR Adriator-Gruntled.png 03:44, 4 Ditzimber 2012 (UTC)

This[edit source]

is your fault. LAR Adriator-Gruntled.png 16:39, 9 Ditzimber 2012 (UTC)

Guys (and Athyria), I have been editing ?pedia for some time now and I have yet to receive a paycheck. Could someone look into that? marbury (talk) 08:15, 10 Ditzimber 2012 (UTC)

Werewolf[edit source]

We've flown you out to this remote location, congrats or whatever, the usership has deemed you worthy. *tips Mars Cadbury out of the chopper and into the wilderness* --Silent Penguin 16:40, 28 Farbleum 2013 (UTC)

Yes. We take a very hands-on approach here, like Batman smacking Robin! --Nerd42 (talk) 22:25, 28 Farbleum 2013 (UTC)
Thank you. I will try my best to preserve the sanctity of whatever it is that this wiki supposedly holds sacred. It's cheese, right? I've been told it is cheese. Well, that or André Breton. marbury (talk) 03:31, 2 Arche 2013 (UTC)

*trips*[edit source]

Congratulations on your wolfship. Just thought I'd say thanks for stopping by and improving random places. It's done a lot for the 'pedia. --That creepy old pirate, Decks (talk) 22:27, 3 Arply 2013 (UTC)

Aw, thanks. I don't really know how much of an impact I am having overall, but I do try to help out where I can. I think ?pedia has a really great community. --marbury (talk) 23:05, 3 Arply 2013 (UTC)

I am bored[edit source]

Can we talk about things and stuff? Because I am bored. P00psicle (talk) 23:00, 7 Aym 2013 (UTC)

Sure, what do you want to talk about? --marbury (talk) 06:29, 8 Aym 2013 (UTC)
I don't know... I'll ask you this question I guess: how did you find Illogicopedia?
I don't fully remember. I think I was planning on joining Uncyclopedia at the time and was reading some background info on the site when I found some off-topic comment about Illogicopedia. Illogicopedia seemed more my style since my talents at comedy writing are not that impressive. How did you find Illogicopedia? --marbury (talk) 13:11, 10 Aym 2013 (UTC)
The thing is, I don't even remember. It's weird. Probably similar to how you found it. I used to read Uncyclopedia, but after a while it got boring. I do like Illogicopedia because you can create nearly anything. I've noticed that many of your edits are brushing up the quality of preexisting articles (adding templates, etc.) I'm not complaining, but why is this?P00psicle (talk) 17:07, 11 Aym 2013 (UTC)
I’m sure it’s mostly just because it requires less creativity on my part. But also because it just makes things look more organized. In theory at least. --marbury (talk) 05:21, 12 Aym 2013 (UTC)
That's nice. You must check "recent changes" often.P00psicle (talk) 17:00, 12 Aym 2013 (UTC)

Figured I should mention[edit source]

Lucky star typing.gif I rather enjoy watching/doing this. That. Was. AWESOME! (talk) 05:07, 17 Aym 2013 (UTC)

block me and protect your user and talk pages[edit source]


Sorry to bother you, but I have a stupid question[edit source]

How do you code something so that when a user reads it, it displays their username? I want to do this and can't remember how.

You do it by writing ~ 4 times. Or you could just hit the button over the post box that looks like a signature. When you hover the mouse over the button, it should say "Your signature with timestamp." --marbury (talk) 09:13, 27 Aym 2013 (UTC)
I'm not talking about signatures, I know how to do that. What I'm asking is, how do I code something so that, for example, if I read it while logged in it would read ""P00psicle", but if you read it while logged in it would read "Mars Cadbury". How does I does that?P00psicle (talk) 20:36, 27 Aym 2013 (UTC)
Refer to Template:USERNAME for that stuff. That. Was. AWESOME! (talk) 00:46, 28 Aym 2013 (UTC)

Hi there. I bring upside-down cake.[edit source]

I'm just dropping by to see what's going on like your favourite (most hated?) supervisor. :P Sooooo.... what have I missed in the last few days? (And by days, I mean months.) -- Hindleyak  Converse?blogClick here! 10:06, 1 Jumbly 2013 (UTC)

Not much I suppose. Kate and Awesomedecks have been generously editing ?pedia like there is no tomorrow. The spambot infestation seems to have died down and the site has been fairly free of the 404s that used to plague it.
We have been trying to get the whole voting on features thing going again, but the results haven't been that great. --marbury (talk) 10:29, 1 Jumbly 2013 (UTC)

Page protection request[edit source]

Please semi protect User:Kate/Sig, User:Kate/sig and User:Kate/Sig2

Kate (talk) 20:45, 4 Ergust 2013 (UTC)

Vocaloid[edit source]

Singing robots bring many cheeses to denmark, yet, none of the crows are satisfied. Why isn't this a postulate of infinite intercourse? One can only ponder. --The Defender of Insanity >Grand Demon Danzathel Aetherwing Mindfuckery 01:24, 26 Serpeniver 2013 (UTC)

Since you were here recently[edit source]

I thought I'd ask you something if you have time.

What would you do if a relatively constructive user who has been inactive for several months creates a new account with a totally different name (but obviously belongs to the same user because of similar behaviour) and then proceeds to make three articles with no content but a link to the Wikipedia article? Do you think deleting the articles and indefinitely blocking the account is overkill? I've done the first thing but not the second. The user in question is Cathérine/Phyllis Hyman, known here as Kate and‎.

Thanks for reading. You don't have to answer but I am feeling a bit confused at the moment and would like some help.  Flyingcat (meow?)fr: 15:03, 15 Octodest 2013 (UTC)

We actually have a system for banning users but since our user base is so low and most offenders are spambots it doesn't really get used much anymore. And if the articles are low content then they should be tagged with a stub or work in progress anyway regardless of if they were created by an IP or an account.
As of right now I am just going to let it ride. If it proves to be a problem I will probably at least temp ban them. --Mars Cadbury (talk) 21:37, 15 Octodest 2013 (UTC)

Spam[edit source]

Thanks to you, Lyrithya/Athyria and Legoktm for your efforts in spam cleanup. I think some of these pages will have to be semiprotected; they keep being recreated, and not necessarily by the same IPs but by the same ranges, it seems. The ones at it today were,,,, and ‎ If you or another admin could block these it would be much appreciated.  Flyingcat (meow?)fr: 19:23, 16 Octodest 2013 (UTC)

Features[edit source]

Do you by any chance know how to feature things? The voting may be mostly dead (unless it isn't, I didn't look that closely), but there're at least one or two things that might be featureable anyway just to mix things up. I tried to look into it but got confused upon the list of features from 2012 that didn't have any listed feature day. Were they actually featured? It's probably in a history somewhere, at least, so if they weren't they we should probably feature those, too.

Except featuring is complicated so I ran away. This is me, running away. *runs away yodelling* -— Athyria User talk:AthyriaUser talk:AthyriaUser talk:Athyria 23:20, 31 Octodest 2013 (UTC)

I'd like to know too. I'd like to nominate some things actually and get voting going again if possible.
Also, not really relevant but would one of you delete this, please?  Flyingcat (meow?)fr: 03:31, 1 Novelniver 2013 (UTC)
Ok, I think I figured it out. On the nominated article, there should be a {{VFF}} tag. To feature the article, you need to changed that tag to "Feature" followed by the last 2 digits of the year. For example, an article featured during 2013 should have a tag reading {{Feature13}} I hope that helps. And yeah, I'll delete the page. --Mars Cadbury (talk) 06:14, 1 Novelniver 2013 (UTC)
Mmm, but what about the undated? I bet the hedgehog Dan knows something, but I don't know how to find him. Buggery. -— Athyria User talk:AthyriaUser talk:AthyriaUser talk:Athyria 20:46, 2 Novelniver 2013 (UTC)
I used the past frenzies to try and date those featured in 2013, as seen right here. Not sure if they are all 100% accurate, but probably pretty close at least. --Mars Cadbury (talk) 07:14, 6 Novelniver 2013 (UTC)

Kate[edit source]

Ok, so she adds Andre Breton quotes, welcomes new users, adds categories and does a lot of generally ok edits. Fine. But there are a couple of little issues.

First, she absolutely loves adding quotes. That's fine. Sometimes I don't think her quotes are really that great, though, and I remove them. Does she accept that the quote might not fit well? No, she just reverts me. Does she give a reason why the quote should stay? Also no. And if I've made some other edits to the page, she reverts those too.

She also loves adding templates (and on at least one wiki [1] she added two or three templates to so many pages, and edit warred over them so much, that she got indef blocked). That's also fine, but I think she goes a bit overboard. Earlier today I ran across something on Template talk:Kamelopedia saying that maybe there shouldn't be so many transclusions of the template because it was spammy and stuff. I'd noticed a lot of them, many added by Kate, but hadn't realised it might be a problem until I saw the talk page, and I thought, sure, that makes sense. So I started removing the transclusions and replacing them with interwiki links, if I thought the page was relevant, and just removing them otherwise. I figured Kate wouldn't be too upset over this since most of the articles would still link to the German ones, but she was. I left her a message on her talk page saying why I disagreed (here; may seem a bit harshly worded out of context but I've kind of lost patience with her after trying to explain what feels like a zillion different things and being basically ignored each time), and she said nothing to me but kept reverting my edits.

Finally, her formatting skills aren't really the best; she adds lots and lots of whitespace almost every time she edits, always puts two newlines between her talk page comments and her sig, and often doesn't indent properly. This may be a small quibble, but this, too, she has edit warred over; I've removed whitespace from many, many articles she's edited and occasionally found my edits reverted even when that was all I had done.

There's also various stuff that leads me to conclude that she's out to annoy me and drive me away (e.g. telling me to go fuck myself, creating a junk page on a wiki where I am an admin), but most of that didn't happen here so I won't go into it.

Some example diffs (there are tons of these, this is just a quick sample):

  • Several reverts to the Category:School, just today: [2] [3] [4] I had removed whitespace and the kamelopedia template, and her response was to tell me to take a wikibreak (first and second revert) and to give the Welsh name for school (ysgol), a common habit of hers and apparently a (trolling?) response to/comment on the fact that I speak Welsh (third revert).
  • implying my reverts are vandalism, in these diffs by calling it 'chicken' (in various languages): [5] [6] [7] [8]

As I've said there's way more evidence; if you would like to see everything I can dig it all or mostly up.

As of now she has just got through reverting my latest removals of template spam. Would you, please, decide if this really is template spam, and if so...maybe stop her from editing a little while? I don't know if that's the right thing to do, but I don't think she is benefitting the wiki by putting rather irrelevant and unnecessary templates around and acting obnoxious to me when I revert her edits.

Sorry for taking your time.  Flyingcat (meow?)fr: 20:10, 24 Novelniver 2013 (UTC)

Ok, a few points I want to address here. Also, before I get into this I want to make it clear that I am speaking only for myself. The other admins might disagree with me on some of these things.
  • The Kamelopedia Template: Yes, I agree that the Kamelopedia template is getting overused and this is partially the fault of the community for not setting up better guideline for when and how such templates should be used. The reasons almost all Uncyclopedia article link to Wikipedia is because Uncyclopedia is a parody of Wikipedia, so it would make sense to link back to the source material that the article is parody. However such things get a little murky when it comes to Illogicopedia.
Personally, I am not opposed to using the Kamelopedia tag but I would prefer to only use it when the article has something to do with German culture. I might suggest to Athyria or Gruntled that the admins get together and decide on some better guidelines.
  • Quotes: This is another rather tricky issue. There is nothing wrong with added quotes, but spamming the same joke over and over isn’t very helpful. The only reason Andre Breton gets used so much is to poke fun at Uncyclopedia’s obsession with Oscar Wilde, and even I am not too keen on that to be honest.
I’m not sure how to handle this. If you are the original creator of the article I guess you could argue that you should have the final say in what goes into the article.
  • Whitespace: I admit I don’t know much about this, but from what I can tell there is no benefit to having whitespace, so it should be removed. I think Kate said that it is a side-effect of her editing with her phone, which is all fine and good, but the whitespace should then be removed by another editor or herself when she is able to do so.
  • Conduct: I can’t control what Kate (or anyone else, for that matter) does on other websites but bullying and intimidation will not be tolerated here. I don’t care if it coming from her or you or anyone. A little ribbing here and there is fine, expected even. But if it is actually mean-spirited and hurtful then it needs to be reported to an admin.
Finally, I want to make it clear that I am not taking a side in this. I like having both you and Kate here. I am simply trying to throw out some ideas in the hope to react a compromise that both parties can live with.
And you don't need to apologize for taking up my time. I am always happy to talk to other editors, especially if they are concerned about something. --Mars Cadbury (talk) 18:51, 25 Novelniver 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for your reply.
The strange thing about {{Kamelopedia}} is that we also have an interwiki prefix de: that goes to that wiki, and it seems more normal to simply make an interwiki link there rather than placing a template. I wonder if the template should even be entirely replaced with interwikis to the German articles; I think it dates from a time when we did not have the interwiki prefix, as the link in it was external until I changed it to an interwiki. I find it amusing, though, and would like to see it stay on at least the Germany-related articles. I agree we should have guidelines on this, and possibly on quotes - the problem I see is that some of us may disagree with them, and then what do we do. Is excessive addition of templates a blockable offence here? Should it be?
I am not the original creator of any of these articles. If the original creator has a say I am happy to hear it, but that say is not mine.
The conduct thing is on a whole pile of wikis and has been pretty off and on on any of them individually. Here there hasn't been too much, but if you go to Special:Undelete/User talk:Ffdfwmpnk (there are specific diffs but I forget how you link to those in a deleted history) you will see an edit summary where she called me an idiot. She wanted to welcome the spambot and I was trying to tag the page with {{QD}}, and apparently those aims conflicted.
Anyway, on a less serious topic, I see you're on IRC.  Flyingcat (meow?)fr: 20:59, 25 Novelniver 2013 (UTC)

Category:Quick deletion[edit source]

Would you mind looking over everything in there, please? There's some kind of old stuff. Thanks.  Flyingcat (meow?)fr: 03:24, 2 Ditzimber 2013 (UTC)

User:Nerd42 still can't log in[edit source]

  • Create new account: "Username entered already in use. Please choose a different name."
  • Recover password: "There is no user by the name "Nerd42""

Still. --Nerd43 (talk) 17:07, 24 Jeremy 2014 (UTC)

Well, I hate to tell you but at this point I doubt you will ever be able to access your old account. The old account transferring system seems to have shut down on us all. --Mars Cadbury (talk) 07:30, 25 Jeremy 2014 (UTC)

Don't leave that chicken there![edit source]

Thanks for the nom and vote for that thing. It's so fun getting one of these things. It's also a kick knowing a few people are reading my stuff and can appreciate it. You have paid me a high compliment, and so, I am in your debt; we have a weed bond (i.e. I owe you kif). Or was that swiveled ox fish? I can't remember. LAR Adriator-Gruntled.png 12:50, 4 Arche 2014 (UTC)

Double On-tendres[edit source]

I kind of thought having the word "on" doubled in the quote template for the article Quotes of wisdom was cute, and more importantly, illogical. Irregardless, I support your edit, and added a quote of my own. Congratulations on your acquisition of the Ronco belch enhancer. LAR Adriator-Gruntled.png 19:50, 9 Arply 2014 (UTC)

Change it back if you want to. Actually lots of articles have double on quotes. I’m guessing it is some sort of side-effect from some change in the formatting. Oh well. At times like this is it best to remember our site’s motto: "It wouldn’t be Illogicopedia if everything was working correctly." Mars Cadbury (talk) 04:46, 12 Arply 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the nomination![edit source]

You have helped me expand my reign of all girafficus poopicuses. тяιρρуƒℓσωєя (talk) 15:28, 13 Arply 2014 (UTC)

I ain't stupid![edit source]

But, I have found myself unable to find that special place to click that lets be add a short bio to the front page because of being IOTM. Where is it? тяιρρуƒℓσωєя (talk) 13:04, 1 Aym 2014 (UTC)

Here you go: Template:FeatWriter --Mars Cadbury (talk) 04:42, 2 Aym 2014 (UTC)

User talk: and Special:Contributions/[edit source]

Did I do ok and now what do we do?  Flyingcat (meow?)fr: 20:19, 8 Aym 2014 (UTC)

Oh, yeah, you did fine. I was going to say something to him myself if he kept making non-illogical articles.
On what to do, I am going to be adding stub tags to all the blanked articles and if they don’t improve in any way, I will eventually delete them. Also, I created a “too logical” template for articles lacking any sort of random or surreal humor.
I don’t want to ban him. Making logical articles doesn’t really seem like grounds for a ban, but at the same time the articles need to be more illogical for them to remain here. I don’t know. --Mars Cadbury (talk) 06:57, 9 Aym 2014 (UTC)

Himars[edit source]

I don't beleive we've ever formally met. I'm henchburger. Pleased to meet you. You appear to be one of the few active people round these parts. I took a massive haitus which occurred while you came around. Now that I'm awake, I'd like to say hi, and look at all the snails. Aren't they lovely?--Duckwiki2.png|Fonchezzz| Quacking| 19:30, 20 Aym 2014 (UTC)

HA. So glad youve adopted Marzipan as a name.--Duckwiki2.png|Fonchezzz| Quacking| 15:27, 1 Jumbly 2014 (UTC)
Yeah, I really like it. I might keep it for awhile. @Marzipan (talk) 11:05, 2 Jumbly 2014 (UTC)

I left my tickleproof jacket at home[edit source]

Your new templates are definitely something this place needed, and something you should be commended for. I'd give you my do-everything-remote-control but it was accidentally connected to the wrong appliances. Decks.png ~ Good tidings! ~ 11:00, 24 Jumbly 2014 (UTC)

Must .. Kill .. Self - Nominated for Deletion[edit source]

I just don't see the point of this article. Is it okay if I redirect it to "I Feel Suicidal"? Or we could just completely scrap it. A search through it's Past Frenzies will show eight edits by two users, Testostereich (7 edits) and Kate (1 edit), this article hasn't been modified in over a year, so, go figure. --Argo (talk) 11:35, 10 Serpeniver 2014 (UTC)

No. Articles rarely get deleted at ?pedia, except under very specific circumstances, such as a policy violation. Despite featuring very little content and not much editing activity, there is really no reason to delete Must .. Kill .. Self. However, if you feel that the article is too short or pointless, feel free to add content to it. We are always happy to see a shorter article get developed and expanded into something great. @Marzipan (talk) 06:27, 11 Serpeniver 2014 (UTC)
It's also, erm, better than what he writes...  Flyingcat (meow?)fr: 18:05, 11 Serpeniver 2014 (UTC)

Spam\vandalism[edit source]

There appears to be quite the influx of extremely bizarre spam. You might want to take a look when you can be arsed to. Thanks. --Colonel Sanders (talk) 15:04, 6 Novelniver 2014 (UTC)

Lexicon deadly[edit source]

A dental drill fell off the aircraft carrier, ominously. LAR Adriator-Gruntled.png 22:03, 26 Jeremy 2015 (UTC)

Lexx? That was my favorite television show when I was a teen. --@Marzipan (talk) 12:47, 27 Jeremy 2015 (UTC)
One of my few favorite scifi series. I want the Lexx so I can chase disembodied arms across the Underverse (oops... wrong filme refererence... anyway...) zapping them out of existence. Then I can implement my plan to flatten the Appalachian mountain range in order to kill Bruce Springsteen. Cheers! LAR Adriator-Gruntled.png 17:48, 27 Jeremy 2015 (UTC)

I'd like some critiques...[edit source]

I'm trying to improve my ?pedia writing skills, and you could help for critiques. The sketch pages are all in the User:XY007 space. Thanks! XY007 message 01:16, 7 Farbleum 2015 (UTC)

I am going to respond to this, you just caught me at a hectic time. Give me a couple of days. —Marzipan (talk) 09:31, 11 Farbleum 2015 (UTC)

Okay, I looked over them and here are my notes.

  • Add pictures: I know you asked me to judge your writing skills, but honestly images are just as important as the words. A hilarious wall of text is still just a wall of text. Pictures help make articles more interesting and help punctuate the text.
  • No one-liners: Much like the wall of text problem, a hilarious one-liner is still just a one-liner. One-liners are certainly not forbidden, but they are discouraged, unless you are adding an article to the IllogiDictionary. In fact, that is probably the best place for one-liners.

My favorite articles:

Here's an interesting link...[edit source]

[[10]]. It would shed some light on my username. XY007 message 03:11, 18 Farbleum 2015 (UTC)

Hi wonderful wiki editor...[edit source]

Wiki! XY007 T C 07:09, 24 Farbleum 2015 (UTC)

Hey, how is it going? —Marzipan (talk) 09:52, 24 Farbleum 2015 (UTC)
Fiine. XY007 T C 22:07, 24 Farbleum 2015 (UTC)

I dropped that. Can you please pick it up? Thanks, --Duckwiki2.png|Fonchezzz| Quacking| 18:47, 7 Arche 2015 (UTC)

Yeah I did that. XY007 T C 20:20, 7 Arche 2015 (UTC)

A hamster on a keyboard[edit source]

Would you kindly do, protect the page that is a, target for vandals. XY007 T C 08:25, 24 Arche 2015 (UTC)

To whoever may be unconcerned....[edit source]

Would you kindly delete two articles in my userspace that I have no plans to release to the hounds and/or develop any further? The two in question are:

Thanks, Monkey-butler.jpg Sincerely, islandmonkey - go speak 08:42, 6 Arply 2015 (UTC)

Just turn and run for your loaf.[edit source]

Wut up homie G they call me Gozimnot down in the west side 2+2=5

Big Brrother 2015[edit source]

It's starting tomorrow and we need one more contestant! Just checked Special:ActiveUsers and saw you there. Could you please join? Iamawesome  T | C | U  05:32, 18 Arply 2015 (UTC)

Thanks! Iamawesome  T | C | U  06:19, 18 Arply 2015 (UTC)

User page[edit source]

Please delete mine. Also, the Big Brrother howse has opened. XY007talkcontributions 07:11, 18 Arply 2015 (UTC)

Delete these[edit source]

Iamawesome  T | C | U  16:56, 22 Arply 2015 (UTC)

Also User:Iamawesome/css/sigfont.css please? Iamawesome  T | C | U  16:34, 23 Arply 2015 (UTC)

Also, can you add a link mentioned in MediaWiki talk:Sidebar to MediaWiki:Sidebar? And change MediaWiki:Nstab-special to 'Magic!'? And change MediaWiki:Group-checkuser to 'Stalkers'? And change MediaWiki:Group-checkuser-member to 'Stalker'? Please? These are just my thoughts, but please tell me if you decline or I think that you're dead. Iamawesome  T | C | U  18:14, 24 Arply 2015 (UTC)

--Nerd's talk, he seems to be dead

I would have to have permission from a bureaucrat to make changes like that. Give Nerd some time, let him get back to you on it. —Marzipan (talk) 23:35, 26 Arply 2015 (UTC)
Hello, sir. Synanim1.gif Twoandtwoalwaysmakesafive Synanim1.gif (Break my front door down.) Synanim1.gif 00:48, 29 Arply 2015 (UTC)
(Response to Marzipan) Nerd said that I had to ask someone else, so I guess that's the permission from a bureaucrat. Also he added the link to the talk award as "um, whatever" so could you fix it? (And move it above awsum of teh month) Iamawesome  T | C | U  13:24, 30 Arply 2015 (UTC)

Relax and have some hot cocoa, because for once this isn't a page deletion request[edit source]

I was just wondering what you'd think of recent editing by an influx of new users on pages such as this (both sides). I mean, aren't featured articles (particularly ones which are that old) meant to be kinda left as they are since that's what people voted for? I suppose it's just an etiquette thing, but I don't really know if it's worth approaching at all or if it's just too trivial, sigh... Decks.png ~ Good tidings! ~ 09:04, 4 Aym 2015 (UTC)

I believe the rules say you're not supposed to make significant edits on featured articles. Do you define that as significant? Should these edits be reverted? XY007talkcontributions 10:08, 4 Aym 2015 (UTC)
I'm actually really divided on this. On one hand, yes, featured articles are supposed to be the "best" Illogicopedia has, but on the other hand I don't like the idea of articles being off-limits for new edits. I guess Awesomedecks is right, it is mostly just an etiquette issue and as long as the changes aren't destructive, it is okay. —Marzipan (talk) 11:53, 6 Aym 2015 (UTC)

just something...[edit source]

Could you make plainlinks actually plain? So sourcecode a page with a link and then add the code to MediaWiki:vector.css with the selector .plainlinks a. think u can do it? Iamawesome  T | C | U  18:11, 14 Aym 2015 (UTC)

OK, becuz j00 are lazy then heres the code for vector skin:
.plainlinks a {
    text-decoration: none;
    color: #0645ad;
    background: none
.plainlinks a:visited {
    color: #0b0080
.plainlinks a:active {
    color: #faa700
.plainlinks a:hover,a:focus {
    text-decoration: underline
I use vector but when I can then I'll check it for monobook too, cuz noone uses modern/cologneblue anymoar. Iamawesome  T | C | U  13:53, 15 Aym 2015 (UTC)
Ello? Can j00 hear me? monobook's link color scheme is the same of vector's. Therefore you can coopy it straight into MediaWiki:common.css. JUST DEW IT!!!! Iamawesome  T | C | U  18:46, 16 Aym 2015 (UTC)
I hear you. It's just we rarely get users wanting us to change something to the skins. It is not exactly a problem that gets brought up. Also, I'm not exactly the most skilled tech guy at this site. Athyria usually handles the codes and whatnot. —Marzipan (talk) 05:30, 17 Aym 2015 (UTC)

Congrats![edit source]

Dr Oz is featured! LAR Adriator-Gruntled.png 01:27, 6 Yoon 2015 (UTC)

The little article that could. I have been rooting for that hidden gem for years. —Marzipan (talk) 07:27, 6 Yoon 2015 (UTC)
Did you find any truffles while you were rooting? LAR Adriator-Gruntled.png(kaizum me)Plant2.png 23:05, 6 Yoon 2015 (UTC)

Userpage[edit source]

Hello Marzipan. Ive been unable to access my userpage for over a month now, and it has gotten tonmy nerves. Ive tried to access it on every PC, Mac, and mobile device at my residence tobno avail. Can you please try to go to my userpage right here and see whatvhappens? Thanks. 2+2=5

It wont let me access it either. I have never seem this problem before. When you try to access it, do you get like a 404 message or does it just load forever? With me it just loads forever. —Marzipan (talk) 04:47, 3 Jumbly 2015 (UTC)
It just loads forever. My talkpage works just fine, however. 2+2=5
But the very first time it failed to load, I did get a 404 message. After that the page just loaded forever. 225Grit.jpg (I might be wrong.) 00:58, 9 Jumbly 2015 (UTC)

Tanks[edit source]

My dad couldn't pronounce the "th" sound correctly, so "thanks" came out "tanks". Tanks for adding the latest change to the featured page. You are a gentleperson and a scallop. LAR Adriator-Gruntled.png(kaizum me)Plant2.png 22:16, 15 Jumbly 2015 (UTC)

Counting[edit source]

Please help us count to 10000. XY007talkcontributions 11:15, 1 Ergust 2015 (UTC)

Tanks for the mammaries[edit source]

Thanks for cleaning up after me again, following my clumsy change of featured article. I will try to remember to do it properly next time. In either case, no, I'm not staring at your boobs. LAR Adriator-Gruntled.png(kaizum me)Plant2.png 00:23, 3 Ergust 2015 (UTC)

Je me souviens. 00:55, 3 Ergust 2015 (UTC)

People buggin' you to do stuff again[edit source]

Do you think you could take some measures to protect the 'Hannibal' article in Frost's userspace? It's been mysteriously vandalised twice in a short space of time from different IPs. Another case for the essbee eye? Decks.png ~ Good tidings! ~ 12:35, 5 Ergust 2015 (UTC)

Done and done. —Marzipan (talk) 06:08, 14 Ergust 2015 (UTC)

Good[edit source]

Why did you put images everytime? --(AMB) (XAR) (BKYE) Sophia, The Resident Uncyclopedia Deity (talk) 04:08, 19 Farbleum 2016 (UTC)

Do what now? I'm not exactly sure what you are asking me. —Marzipan (talk) 02:30, 21 Farbleum 2016 (UTC)
WHY DID YOU PUT IMAGES? --(AMB) (XAR) (BKYE) Sophia, The Resident Uncyclopedia Deity (talk) 07:04, 21 Farbleum 2016 (UTC)
I'm sorry, I'm still not following you here. Put images where? Are you asking me why do I do images in articles? I'm...not really sure what is going on here. —Marzipan (talk) 10:18, 22 Farbleum 2016 (UTC)
Your userpage. --(AMB) (XAR) (BKYE) Sophia, The Resident Uncyclopedia Deity (talk) 09:28, 28 Farbleum 2016 (UTC)
Oh, oh, okay, I got you. I do that because I am really boring so I try to distract people from that fact with pictures and such. —Marzipan (talk) 13:12, 28 Farbleum 2016 (UTC)
I wouldn't phrase it as 'boring', more 'adding the injection of logic into Illogicopedia. Icons-flag-au.png Operator XY - (Conversal :: Editations - 7,284 and counting!) 21:58, 28 Farbleum 2016 (UTC)

No more stench[edit source]

Well, I finally got around to giving Frunobulax a sponge bath, for lack of a better word. She feels much better now. I still need to clean her ears, but she's got freshly laundered bedding, so after that she should be feeling swimmingly. Then I shall smear tomato soup on my face as I recite the pledge of allegiance swimmingly. After that, I shall sneak into the YMCA (I do not have a membership) so as to swim swimmingly. Have I forgotten anything? LAR Adriator-Gruntled.png(kaizum me)Plant2.png 19:06, 28 Farbleum 2016 (UTC)

Well, I don't know about all that, but I will say that today marks the 5 year anniversary of me joining this site, which is...I don't know...depressing? It feels kind of depressing. Swimmingly depressing, maybe? I don't know. —Marzipan (talk) 20:08, 1 Arche 2016 (UTC)

Oi![edit source]

I'd hate to remind you of your duties, but there have been a ton of articles I QD'd that need to be deleted by you or some other admin that seems to be around by some miracle. Also, the following IP address needs to be banned for excessive vandalism: User:

I've been doing so much cleaning and reporting... I deserve IOTM... 2+2=5 SPEAK TO ME, ILLOGIAN! Past accounts of sodomy RAVENOUS AND RUTHLESS CAPITALISM The greatest article in the history of Illogia! 04:31, 17 Arche 2016 (UTC)

Nvm Seppy came to the rescue. 2+2=5 SPEAK TO ME, ILLOGIAN! Past accounts of sodomy RAVENOUS AND RUTHLESS CAPITALISM The greatest article in the history of Illogia! 04:33, 17 Arche 2016 (UTC)

Head's up![edit source]

The protection on my user page is going to expire next month, so i'm just letting you know right now so that you can remember to renew it some other time. Thanks! 2+2=5 SPEAK TO ME, ILLOGIAN! Past accounts of sodomy RAVENOUS AND RUTHLESS CAPITALISM The greatest article in the history of Illogia! 02:26, 3 Aym 2016 (UTC)

I just went ahead and gave you perma protection. —Marzipan (talk) 03:38, 3 Aym 2016 (UTC)
Omg thank you so much Marzipan! 2+2=5 SPEAK TO ME, ILLOGIAN! Past accounts of sodomy RAVENOUS AND RUTHLESS CAPITALISM The greatest article in the history of Illogia! 03:45, 3 Aym 2016 (UTC)
Oh, and another concern: User:Blottobot's userpage has been spammed for the second time from the same IP address ( and the third time overall. I think you should also protect his page. 2+2=5 SPEAK TO ME, ILLOGIAN! Past accounts of sodomy RAVENOUS AND RUTHLESS CAPITALISM The greatest article in the history of Illogia! 23:34, 7 Aym 2016 (UTC)
One last thing: can you please VOTE for my article? Thanks! 2+2=5 SPEAK TO ME, ILLOGIAN! Past accounts of sodomy RAVENOUS AND RUTHLESS CAPITALISM The greatest article in the history of Illogia! 03:48, 18 Aym 2016 (UTC)
We need to start voting on lots of things. Articles, editors, pictures. We have all these things that we try to get going and they work out for awhile, but then we all just kind of lose interest. I am going to try and be more active, because I know that I have been really ignoring the site lately. —Marzipan (talk) 09:32, 20 Aym 2016 (UTC)

Dear Administrator[edit source]

Ergotist here on a new account is asking thee for transmission of the powers of a phantom from my past self unto me. --Kuu-olio,oi!_Nenä. (bamla) 15:23, 18 Aym 2016 (UTC)

Done. —Marzipan (talk) 02:20, 19 Aym 2016 (UTC)

Hello[edit source]

Just dropping in to say Hello. MYBIGDOG (talk) 20:55, 3 Novelniver 2016 (UTC)

Hello! How are you? —Marzipan (talk) 06:19, 4 Novelniver 2016 (UTC)

LAR Adriator-Gruntled.png(kaizum me)Plant2.png 12:51, 16 Arche 2017 (UTC)

Archive your talk page[edit source]

Now danny!Text 01:52, 14 Octodest 2017 (UTC)

I like it really disorganized. I am trying to create entropy. —Marzipan (talk) 10:26, 5 Ditzimber 2017 (UTC)
Entropy? Are you trying to compete with these? Monkey-butler.jpg Sincerely, islandmonkey - go speak 19:31, 6 Ditzimber 2017 (UTC)

Re:Deleting stuff[edit source]

Yes, it surely is a lot of stuff, but, unfortunately, there is a lot more. I have to delete each article one by one because these articles were not made recently, thus depriving me of the option to use the Mass delete function on Danny's articles, which, unfortunately, span the course of three extremely hyperactive accounts.

Marzipan, if you have the time, could you work your way through IllogiGames:Think outside the box and delete whatever's left of it? When I was able to use the mass delete function on Danny's most recent contributions, a chunk of the pages associated with the game got deleted, thereby making it less playable. I must warn that Danny made a slew of pages for that game, so it may take a while. But you don't really need to worry about that part too much since I'll also be deleting pages along the way.

We were too lenient with this user. 2+2=5 SPEAK TO ME, ILLOGIAN! Past accounts of sodomy RAVENOUS AND RUTHLESS CAPITALISM The greatest article in the history of Illogia! 20:19, 8 Ditzimber 2017 (UTC)

Hey[edit source]

Can you semi-protect my user page? Thanks! Revi 21:00, 7 Serpeniver 2019 (UTC)

NO! I told you semi-protection! Why don’t you understand? Revi 02:21, 9 Serpeniver 2019 (UTC)

Hi. Can you remove cascading protection from Vandalpedia:User Was Banned For This Post? Thanks! Revi 17:46, 8 Serpeniver 2019 (UTC)

Why? —Marzipan (talk) 00:07, 9 Serpeniver 2019 (UTC)
We don't need it. Revi 02:17, 9 Serpeniver 2019 (UTC)

About the Recent Spam Pages[edit source]

maybe we could somehow prevent page creation by IPs, and infiniban anyone who makes a spam page like the last 25. (some IP from London made a new page, 5 minutes later I tagged it with a QD) how are we going to handle this? ✩80gallonsofgasriver talkcontribs✩ 11:52, 23 Octodest 2019 (UTC)

Second. Maybe we could also create an abuse filter for pages like that. CG098 (talk ₪‎ contribs) 17:17, 23 Octodest 2019 (UTC)
sounds like a good idea. (it's pretty much stopped today, there's like two pages left though) ✩80gallonsofgasriver talkcontribs✩ 17:58, 23 Octodest 2019 (UTC)
never mind, six pages just got re-created. and i was thinking about this last night, but maybe i could temporarily become an admin so i could delete the pages. (i don't know about banning tho, maybe only the IPs making the articles) and maybe page creaton protection so they can't be repeatedly published. ✩80gallonsofgasriver talkcontribs✩ 12:07, 24 Octodest 2019 (UTC)

Hey, sorry for taking so long to respond. First off, about the idea of creating temp admins. Only bureaucrats can grand someone an admin position, temp or otherwise. I can only give people rollback power, which wouldn't be very useful. As far as somehow blocking or filtering out the articles, I am all for it, I just don't know how to go about doing it. I asked one of the more tech-savvy admins to maybe suggest something or perhaps come up with some kind of filter to curb this because (and I say this from experience) will most likely not stop on its own. —Marzipan (talk) 00:13, 25 Octodest 2019 (UTC)

(Sorry about the delayed response, I saw this last night but I couldn't reply then because school n stuff) Maybe there could be a limit to how many articles anonymous users can make in a certain time period. The "bureaucrats can give admin rights" thing makes sense, but the only vampires are Silent Penguin, Hindleyite, and Nerd42. Right now, there's really no reason to become an admin other than creation-protect the pages. Either way, even if I could be a temp admin, there's not really a bureaucrat that could do that, unless SP comes back. (Before I forget - I'm still 80Gallons, but an alt. account, and my question is "What are the requirements for adminship?")

Sylvester Gold is a Fruity Little Fairy! 12:16, 25 Octodest 2019 (UTC)

I'd go with blocking all article creation by IPs, rather than limiting them, since the current wave has a lot of IPs, so a nonzero limit wouldn't be very effective. CG098 (talk ₪‎ contribs) 13:52, 25 Octodest 2019 (UTC)
That's an infinitely better idea compared to having a certain limit. I don't know how that would be set up, though.

Sylvester Gold is a Fruity Little Fairy! 14:45, 25 Octodest 2019 (UTC)

Greetings![edit source]

Hello, Mars Cadbury, have a good day! --Auri (talk) 16:04, 5 Farbleum 2020 (UTC)

recent changes[edit source]

So, uh... Have you checked the user creation log/recent changes lately? I can't go to their userpage because it's blocked - "Keyword: F(ri)cking". They haven't edited yet though. Just wanted to let you know. Sylvester Gold is a Fruity Little Fairy! 01:12, 23 Farbleum 2020 (UTC)

This Page is Useless finally got featured[edit source]

Since you wrote the text, I wanted to let you know you could add a star to your user page. CG098 (talk ☼‎ contribs) 01:09, 23 Arche 2021 (UTC)

And congrats as well! CG098 (talk ☼‎ contribs) 01:16, 23 Arche 2021 (UTC)
I have zero recollection of having written this, but I am glad to see that my mediocrity is finally being awarded. —Marzipan (talk) 18:29, 1 Arply 2021 (UTC)