User:Skinfan13/Upsilon Sigma Sigma
The great and awesome fraternity of ΥΣΣ was founded on the 8th of March in the Year of Our Lord 2010, and is known by mortals as Upsilon Sigma Sigma. Uncyclopedia's first fraternal organization was founded upon three sacred pillars: Humor, Honor and Hubris. Members will adhere to these principles at all times and live out the sacred oath. The fraternity is tasked with improving Uncyclopedia and providing brotherhood and services to one another.
Upsilon Sigma Sigma serves as an organization for the betterment of Uncyclopedia. Brothers of the fraternity are tasked with combing the annals of Uncyclopedia for requested articles and writing these articles, thus fulfilling the desires of the public at large. The most important aspect of this noble undertaking is the monthly ΥΣΣ collaboration article. This collaboration will be to complete one of the top 50 most requested articles. This is the primary reason for the existence of ΥΣΣ. Many people are intimidated by the top 50 list of requested articles, this way we can cooperate together to write one of them each month. Each month, a three day
nomination period begins to decide which top 50 article will be written. Then the writing process begins for 3 weeks, during which Brothers may add whatever they wish to the article as long as it is somewhat intelligently funny and satirical, but mostly just funny. After that period, the article will be submitted to Pee Review. After changes are made, members will vote on whether the article is ready for mainspace or not. If not, it will continue to be the collab piece into the next month. If so it will replace the redlink and be sent on its way.
Another area of service is the individual creation of requested articles by Brothers. There is no quota on the amount of articles a Brother must write during a given time span, but they are asked that if they pledge the fraternity and pass the ordeal that they contribute at least one article every three months. Brotherhood is eternal, so not meeting this request will never result in exclusion from the fraternity. The one list that Upsilon Sigma Sigma uses for this task is Uncyclopedia:Requested Articles. When creating a new article from this list, add the redlink into your section of "dibs" and work on the article in your userspace, leaving the redlink intact, however, remove the redlink from the requested pages section. If you feel you cannot create the article yourself after a period of time, add the redlink back to the requested articles list. Members are highly encouraged to leave the top 50 list alone so that the monthly collaboration will have good material to choose from.
The third pillar of service is that of the Pee Review. It is highly encouraged that ΥΣΣ Brothers join the PEEING committee and contribute to the Pee Review by providing insightful and in-depth reviews for other users. This is a lesser focus of ΥΣΣ, so if a Brother cannot give high quality reviews, they are encouraged to not review at all.
Membership is not guaranteed. ΥΣΣ will not discriminate based on sex, religion, or skin color, but you must pledge to join, at which point you will be evaluated. If you are chosen, you will be added to the Brotherhood. You may pledge only once a month, but you may pledge as many months as you like, there is no cut off. It is highly unlikely that you will be rejected if you have established yourself in the Uncyclopedia community. Along these lines, membership guidelines are:
- You must be a registered user for at least 2 months.
- You must have written at least one article (in any namespace).
- You must like chocolate cake, the official cake of ΥΣΣ.
- You must be a crazy party animal.
There is a set hierarchy within the fraternity, based on seniority and on merit. All members are considered Brothers in the order regardless of rank.
Points will be awarded on the following scale, and may be awarded for various tasks at the discretion of frat's three officers.
- You will earn 1 point for every in-depth pee review you submit ("in-depth" will be judged by the PEEING committee. Self-affirmed in-depth reviews will not be awarded points).
- You will earn 2 points for being a principal author of the monthly collaboration. (The three officers of the Brotherhood will determine the principal authors)
- You will earn points in the same manner as below if the same monthly collaboration earns additional honors.
- You will earn 2 points for individually completing a requested article.
- You will earn 1 additional point if an article you wrote for ΥΣΣ becomes a quasi-feature.
- You will earn an additional 2 points if an article you wrote in service to ΥΣΣ becomes a feature.
- You will earn an additional 2 points if an article you wrote in service to ΥΣΣ becomes a top 3 feature of the month.
- You will earn an additional 5 points if an article you wrote for ΥΣΣ becomes a top 10 feature of the year.
- In this way, the maximum amount of points one article can earn (assuming it is quasi-featured) is 12. If an article is quasi-featured or featured a second time, no additional points are awarded.
You will be ranked according to a scale based on points:
- Brother/Sister 0 pts
- Junior Steward (JStw)/ 6 pts
- Senior Steward (SStw)/ 12 pts
- Steward of the Brotherhood (StwB)/ 18 pts
- Junior Deacon (JDn)/ 25 pts
- Senior Deacon (SDn)/ 34 pts
- Deacon of the Brotherhood (DnB)/ 45 pts
- Junior Warden (JWdn)/ 60 pts
- Senior Warden (SWdn)/ 75 pts
- Master (Mstr)/ 100 pts
- Honored Master (HMstr)/ 150 pts
In addition to the above ranks, the Brotherhood will from time to time award various other honors and ranks depending on circumstances or other forms of merit.
The founder of the fraternity is entitled to the moniker of Founder of the Brotherhood (or just Founder). A secretary will be appointed, and given the rank and title of Marshall (Mrsh). This position will be to enforce the rules and standards of the Brotherhood. A Treasurer will also be appointed, and will be given the rank and title of Secretariat (Sct). This position will be to make sure point totals are balanced and correct and that all other tasks associated with statistics involving the Brotherhood be kept in order.
Ranks and titles can be affixed to a Brother's signature/username. The suggested method of accomplishing this is to link the abbreviation of your rank to this page in your postscript, or simply link ΥΣΣ in your postscript. No ranks or titles may currently be placed in a users prefix.
Once you have been recognized as a Brother of the fraternity, you can add yourself to the list below. Update your point total on your own whenever you complete a new article or do an in-depth review. Collaboration points will be added for you at the end of the month.
|Skinfan13||8 March 2010||20||Founder|
|Guildensternenstein||10 March 2010||2||Brother|
|CheddarBBQ||10 March 2010||3||Brother|
|Aleister in Chains||11 March 2010||16||Senior Steward|
|Paizuri||13 March 2010||14||Senior Steward|
|Happytimes||25 March 2010||4||Brother|
|Miley Spears||25 March 2010||2||Sister|
|PuppyOnTheRadio||29 March 2010||4||Brother|
|HELPME||31 March 2010||10||Junior Steward|
|Why do I need to provide this?||31 March 2010||9||Junior Steward|
|MsuCarencro||1 April 2010||2||Brother|
|Matfen||4 April 2010||8||Junior Steward|
|Black_flamingo11||13 May 2010||2||Brother|
Pledging Our Fraternity
If you wish to become a Brother of Upsilon Sigma Sigma, you should familiarize yourself with our basic tenets and decide if you are called to the same level of service as ourselves. If you think you have the commitment it takes to be a Brother, add your name below to the list of the month's pledges and we will evaluate whether or not you meet the requirements. Most established users will be accepted.
This Month's Pledges: June, 2010
Please put your user name here