Thursday 25 February 2010

Illogicopedia in the Internet Blogosphere

I have to admit, I expected Illogicopedia to have fulfilled its plans for World Domination at this point. After more than three years on the road, only a brief mention in a mainstream newspaper blog column and an insignificant post at have come close to even recognising Illogicopedia as slightly notable [citation needed].

Still, the site is at the very least causing some rumbles in the underground niche market with its general nonsensity (is that even a word? It is now) and silliness. Reactions, both positive and negative, are recorded in the vast expanse known as the Internet Blogosphere (pictured right), i.e. the place where anyone can poke holes in the notability of the Illogicopedia to their heart's content.

Now, I have no idea if any of these guys have an account at Illogico, but at least they've visited and perhaps raised a slight smirk at some of the better articles on the wiki. Maybe.

Most recently, a blogger known only as Captain Cook has found Illogicopedia suitably stupid to include links to it in various posts on his blog, The Sturgeon Awards.

Apparently, Illogico is slightly better than some bloke called Fred, but marginally worse than KidConfidence, a video game review site for parents (a cracking idea if ever I heard one - certainly worth checking out if only for its comedy value). Cookie, cheers for acknowledging our sorry asses. We are eternally grapeful.

In October of last year, Nutwood Junction included Illogicopedia in a superb list of parody websites and wikis.

Obviously the writers have seen Illogiblog's own wiki revue (and perhaps even this general interest article written over a year ago) and developed it into their own piece on humour wikis. The article quotes 'Slightly Depressed Rainbows', one of the older (and actually not that bad) pages on Illogico, which was apparently found via Special:Random. There's even a mention for Wickerpedia, which is always worth a visit for a quick laugh.


I can't quite figure out what the point of this list is, but I don't think it's worth spending too much brain power on. Carissa Glarner of the Art Institute Int. for Advertising finds Illogicopedia 'simply entertaining'. I dunno if this is meant as positive or negative, but it's a mention nonetheless.

And, um, that's all I can find right now, so I expect there aren't many more mentions than these. If there are, they would be accessible via Google Search or something. Which they aren't.

Tuesday 16 February 2010

Server Escapes Unscathed, But For How Long?

We're back baby, after that vicious bout of panama disease steam-rolled its way through the wiki plantation. The Banana Scientist himself has managed to alleviate the dishevelled server that now graces the table. A hand to our hosts, Lord Van Crinkle-bottom and Sir Reggie Wincest.

I've run out of joke related steam now, so, as the light waltz of the evenings embers fade away, go away.

Illogicopedia announces triumphant return to comedy

Apparently, Illogicopedia is back online. Also apparently, it was never offline. Confused? Well, this is the first I've heard of it as well.

The problem of 'Roberto' -- namely the front page error message -- was solved when either CartoonistHenning or Carl discovered Illogicopedia was in fact accessible, just not via the front page. Yeah, seems none of us ever thought to try the recent changes page...

Evidence for the fact Illogicopedia has been right under our noses all along can be found in the fact spammers somehow managed to flood the wiki with messages more pointless than my Swiss Army knife during the supposed 'downtime'.

Anyhow, the good news is that, for the time being, Illogicopedia is back on the road! Please resume normal (or as normal as can be expected at Illogicopedia) service and make the most of it before the giant hamsters return to invade Illogico's Canadian server farms.

In other news, activity is beginning to trickle back into ?pedia after a two week period of... well, you know what. In time, we expect these people to fade away and leave Illogico devoid of activity over the summer. But what do we know? We're just humble psychics.

Illogiblog classic post from February 2008: Illogicopedia Classifieds
Random Page of the Day (via Special:Random): Ultra Japan
Dead Forum Topic of the Week: Riddle me ree

Monday 15 February 2010

SysopDog is not amused

In a previous post/comment, Nerd talked about having withdrawal symptoms from Illogicopedia. Well, it hasn't been that bad here at Hindleyak Towers - so far I have only lost three toes and a finger whilst playing around with a hacksaw. If only Illogicopedia was up, then I could spend my time more effectively...

The continued server outage -- yep, I checked this morning and Roberto is still sat there with his air rifle -- means that for the moment we have to put up with things like YouTube and (gasp) Uncyclopedia instead, which, as you can imagine, isn't really that good for the soul. Not that Illogicopedia is, but at least it doesn't waste your brain cells in the same way as some video of a cat speaking (please don't watch it).

Sorry for this inconvenience, but please bear with us while we try to find the problem and extinguish whatever is ravaging the servers. My money is on a large rat infestation, or perhaps a Wikia sabotage attempt. The fiends! I shall dispatch of them with my trusty Swiss Army knife, blunted by repeated usage on brick walls (damn hallucinations).

Thank goodness for off-site blogs in times like these! Otherwise you may have thought Illogicopedia had died, never to return... a world in which we do not want to live, I'm sure you'll agree.

Pointless word of the week: Aggrandisement
Sandwich filling of the week: Potato waffles
Website of the week: Newsarse

Sunday 14 February 2010

Tee-Hee! Its my 2 year anniversary!!!

lolz. thanks you guys for a wonderful 2 years and god bless ?pedia!

the servers are down(suckage!)

yays! --RFK

Thursday 11 February 2010

Stuff to do whilst waiting for the servers to recover

[Obligatory LOLcat included]

Well, um, I would have used this opportunity to talk about how Illogicopedia is going from strength to strength and experiencing a particularly good period of activity, but server problems have put paid to all that.

Yes, the moles pressing the buttons have gone on holiday to Barbados or something, and we're left with Roberto and his error screens for the time being.

As a result, nothing much is going on in the world of Illogico, hence the lack of proper updates to this blog in recent times, and the absence of any real content in this post. However, do not fret, for there are plenty of things you can be doing whilst waiting for the servers to recover, namely...
  • Doing homework and/or coursework LEFT HANDED and telling the teacher you suffer from alien hand syndrome
  • Carving banana shapes out of potatoes, eating them and claiming they're one of your five a day
  • Leaving inane and childish comments on YouTube, making a video off the back of the subsequent fame and make millions from the Partner program
  • Seeing how quick you can make your character die in Spiderman for the Atari (do it before the music ends for extra points)
  • Go through your entire VHS collection and note down every occasion the word 'existentialism' appears
That lot should waste a good ten minutes, which covers the time you'd normally spend on Illogico flaming newbies. I may be back with more stuff to tide you over until Illogico reboots, but until then, enjoy this video, which goes a long way to explaining why Britain is in such bad economic shape.

Yeah, I know. It's one of my pants YouTube mashups from ages ago. Forgive the suckage.

Friday 5 February 2010

Server Problems Update

Date: Sun, 31 Jan 2010 23:19:25 -0500
Subject: Re: missing user

> Hello Carl,
> two days ago the Oncyclopedia was down and now we're finding out, that
> there are articles missing, and a user: [[Gebruiker:Options]] doesn't
> exist anymore, along with all of his edits.
> Do you know what could have happened?
> greetings,
> D. G. Neree

There were hardware problems on Sunday the 24th; a disc drive was
replaced in one of the servers. All database info was recovered because
every edit is mirrored to a second server using database replication.
Many images uploaded between Jan 19-24 are known to be missing, but I
have no idea why an article, edit or user would be missing.

I've checked backups of the site from both Jan 2010 and Dec 2009 and
find no record of a [[gebruiker:option]] or options on Oncyclopedia.
This is strange?


The long and short of it is, hardware problems, the current MySQL problems may be related to this, it may not be. What I can safely tell you is that Oncyclopedia is also serving the same error message in lingo I don't speak.

All we can be sure of is carl probably has a lot on his plate. :P

Wednesday 3 February 2010

This wiki has a problem


I was about to login to write up The Illogicopedian Zombie Plan only to find out IT'S TOO LATE!

They've already invaded Canada!!

"This wiki has a problem"

I'll say!

"Sorry! This site is experiencing technical difficulties."


"Try waiting a few minutes and reloading."

The zombies will be here by then!!

"(Cannot contact the database server: Unknown database 'uncyc_commons' (roberto))"

domo arigato mr. roberto

"You can try searching via Google in the meantime."

An excellent idea!

"Note that their indexes of our content may be out of date."

Because we all know how important it is to keep up to date on the very latest nonsense!

Outdated nonsense is such a problem that it requires just such a warning, oh yes!

We should replace our site's main page with this permanently.

Or maybe just print "This wiki has a problem" in similarly large print on our main page

cause we sure do!! :)
um um umumum um what happen? someone set up us the bomb?