Monday, 30 March 2009

A floating reader? Join Illogicopedia!

This is a message to all Illogicopedia's floaters -- that is, casual readers that drop by every so often to see what's going on.

Did you know that you can
create your own account at Illogicopedia? It only takes a minute and you don't even have to enter an email address. Creating an account will give you more visibility and authority on Illogic, so don't be afraid to sign up now for free condoms*!

There's a bunch of other benefits too, but it mainly allows you to edit stuff under a more identifiable name. Oh yeah, and feel free to create your own articles, too.

*Free condoms obtainable via the NHS. Please quote Illogicopedia, but be careful not to overdo the insanity thing or you'll be locked up or something.

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

BiblioClub the latest to leave Wikia

Something to keep an eye on over the coming weeks is BiblioClub's decision to leave Wikia. It's by no means a large wiki, but the resulting fallout is worth paying attention to.

A couple of days ago a bunch of content was deleted and since the 22nd March the main page has looked like this:

The official announcement was made on their blog on the 23rd March.

Will the redundant Wikia be kept open or, due to its relatively small size, deleted? We shall see. Good luck, Biblioclub, we wish you a pain-free future away from Wikia.

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Luck o' the irish!

Hey all you Illogicopedians! Happy ST. Patricks Day! Have a cool day, even though I posted this a 10pm E.S.T., and don't forget: if you find a leprechaun, eat it. Yes just do it. No questions......

Sunday, 15 March 2009

Illogicopedia is back, baaaaby!

After two days, Illogic is back on the road. Exciting times ahead for the wiki, with plans to expand the Illogicopedia multimedia empire already in progress. Rumblings are already rumblificating that herald the return of the podcast (which may or may not happen, depends how lazy the editors are) and increased activity on ze blog. Mint, eh?

Record crap on your microphone and send it to Hindleyite now!

Also, in case I do not post in the next few days, have a Guinness on me this St. Paddy's Day. In the case you are under 18, have a Vodka/cider on me.

Saturday, 14 March 2009

Don't panic!

Yep, you may have noticed that the Illogicopedia servers have been down for some time now. Well, don't despair! There's a few rats in the servers, so we've sent for the exterminators and Illogico will be up and running soon. Trust us.

Meantime, why not check out some of these classic Illogiblog posts? [In no particular order...]

Friday, 13 March 2009

Don't let the Credit Crunch get you down

Oh dear, it seems Illogico is down right now, so I will have a bit of a rant here.

It's a sad fact, but the Golden Age of the satire wiki is over, killed off by the Credit Crunch and the associated 'downfall of capitalism'. Some might say Uncyclopedia was rapidly declining in quality long before this, but I'm inclined to disagree - sure, the old guard are out and the new guys in, but article quality is not suffering as a consequence.

The basic problem is that too much hate and bureaucracy currently surrounds the Uncyclopedian climate. Sure, the punters are still coming in and enjoying the top selection of current featured articles, but the overall community spirit and atmosphere has waned somewhat.

I place the blame squarely at the feet of Wikia. When Chron accepted Jimbo's offer of free hosting (and let's face it, who wouldn't?), little did he know the uproar it would cause. Wikia has taken it upon themselves to move Uncyc from its spiritual home at to their own servers in order to further their own advances. With that, a huge part of Uncyc's soul -- its independence -- died.

Uncyc has always been about being radical and "out there". But it has moved back in with its mother, relegating it to the uncool league.

There's still hope for the parody wiki yet, however - Uncyc, though the big cheese, is by no means the only kid on the block. Keep it Illogical in 2009 for a homely, welcoming and most importantly non-corporate humour wiki.

Thursday, 12 March 2009

Wikia Answers under the microscope

I don't know why I'm even giving oxygen to this second rate, bandwagon jumping rip-off of a website, but anyway...

Wikia Answers has deleted 100% of my questions, namely "Why is Wikia such a sellout?" and another one I can't remember. The only reason I can think of is they want to bump up their answer rate, which currently stands at a quite frankly appalling 17%. Furthermore, I am sure they:
  1. Want to sweep criticism under the carpet
  2. Have no sense of humour about anything
  3. Will crush you with their dullard administrative jargon
WikiAnswers is a pointless, redundant attention-grabbing scheme that should never have been created. Unless... we can somehow surreptitiously infiltrate the wiki and slip in the odd semblance of humour here and there. You know, it's just zany enough to work!

Please send screengrabs of your stupid questions and join the fun!

Sunday, 8 March 2009

A dedication

I'd like to dedicate the next song to our (nonexistent) friends over at Wikia and Wackypedia. Enjoy.

Keep it Illogical, yo, and drop us a message if you would like Illogicast to return. Peas out.

Sunday, 1 March 2009


Well, as nobody may have noticed, (except for Hindleyite, who seems to be nauseous from our latest laughing gas leak.) it appears that Wikia's ghost town of ?pedia has dropped off the google rankings of our sitename :D. Can I be the first to say "F*cking Finally!"

And now for an image of Duncan's goods.

So, also Hindleyite commented on a post he made to w*kia's ripoff of various other answers sites which beg for users to answer the questions the site owners cant be bothered to answer themselves. Well, it seems in an attempt to dodge the bullet, they have deleted the question. In typical style, it seems w*kia (or at least it's representatives) are willing to put their hands in their ears and pretend as though it never happened.

I'd finally like to say how grateful we are to Carl for providing us free hosting. And i unlike some users, am not going to look a gift-horse in the mouth over the downtime we get for about 10 minutes a night.