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So I was trying to add to the History section of our article on Wikipedia. I was failing miserably, until I realized that we didn't have a centralized History of Uncyclopedia page to get sources from. It would have all the greats: Euroipods, Wikia acquiring our domain name, the rise of Benson, etc. What do you think? --Sir OCdt Jedravent CUN UmP VFH PLS ACS WH 03:56, 24 November 2007 (UTC)

So, what you're saying is, uncyclopedia needs a "history of" section/page? We'd need Rcmurphy's help, I think, as he's been here the longest. - P.M., WotM, & GUN, Sir Led Balloon Baloon.gif(Tick Tock) (Contribs) 04:07, Nov 24
Yes, but he's the guy from Memento. Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 04:23, 24 November 2007 (UTC)
Wikipedians really shouldn't care too much about specific events. Benson, for example, is more an inside joke to registered users. -- Sir Kip > Talk Works Contribs Sophia Commander of the Order USA! 11:28, 24 November 2007 (UTC)
That's because Uncyc, outside the confines of the site, has no real history. It's never been on The Gadget Show or in the Daily Mirror. -- Hindleyite Converse?pedia 13:10, 24 November 2007 (UTC)
And writing a history page here, then using it as a reference, is almost worse than not referencing it at all. Linking to pages that state our policies is fine, as that's a primary source and should be plainly obvious to the reader that the reference backs up the statement. Referencing a history page written by ourselves is not only a second (or third) source, it's a self reference. You might as well write a blog about uncyclopedia trivia and reference yourself on that whenever you need a source to back up a statement. Or go one better and use the statement you wrote on wikipedia itself as the reference, it amounts to the same thing. Spang talk 01:22, 25 Nov 2007
You're right, Spang. <joke>But remember: Uncylopedia is always right!<joke/> But seriously, you're right. --Sir OCdt Jedravent CUN UmP VFH PLS ACS WH 01:44, 25 November 2007 (UTC)
Using the Wikipedia page on us as a reference on the Wikipedia page on us would be pretty funny[1], IMO. Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 02:55, 25 November 2007 (UTC)
Actually, I've seen two seperate Wikipedia pages that cite other Wikipedia pages. --Sir OCdt Jedravent CUN UmP VFH PLS ACS WH 04:13, 25 November 2007 (UTC)
But does X use X as a reference on X for X? Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 04:47, 25 November 2007 (UTC)
Check for yourself. --Sir OCdt Jedravent CUN UmP VFH PLS ACS WH 05:09, 25 November 2007 (UTC)