User:Electrified mocha chinchilla/Communication
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Communication on Uncyclopedia is vital. Most of the problems between users stem from misunderstandings or a lack of communication. Consider these tips when posting:
How To Contact Others
While admins can breach this (especially in cases of trolls, asshats, and other miscreants), you probably shouldn't. Please communicate with users through talk pages, the chatroom, or with the entire community through the Uncyclopedia:Village Dump. Spamming crap on the Village Dump will get you into trouble, so make it count. If there's a technical problem with the website use Uncyclopedia:Report a problem.
When finishing articles
Worried that an admin might nuke your page? Let us know in comments or leave a construction template on it. Need someone else to help you? Let us know on the talk page or in Uncyclopedia:Village Dump. Communicating with the admins and other users as to your intentions will let us know that you're not an Evil IP of Doom (i.e. blanking, spamming, crap, and/or other vandalism). These comments will appear in Special:Recentchanges; pay attention to this page too, as admin comments will often appear here. If you don't tell us anything, don't be upset if we destroy a page because it only has a few lines.
Note that communication will only get you so far. If you tell us you're gonna finish an article, do it sometime soon.
Tag your trash with QVFD
In a moment of brilliance, you may have conceived of what could be "The Best Article Ever", only to find that after the first paragraph, you're running on vapor and the engine is starting to sputter. List it on QVFD and let us know that it needs to go down in a blaze of glory, rather than blank it. It sets off alarms that hurt our delicate, juicy admin brains.
Admins are the frontline for quality assurance. If it is immediately obvious to users that an article is of significantly low quality, they will add an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) tag, indicating that "as it currently stands, the article is not good enough to be kept and requires improvement". It is not a political statement on the part of the user, nor is it an insult to you or your kin. It simply means that the article warrants significant improvement.
Note: Do not take the liberty to remove this tag without adding a noticeable amount of material to an article. Repeatedly doing so is grounds for a block. For more information, see Uncyclopedia:Intensive Care Unit.