Category talk:Conservapedia spoofs

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Shouldn't these articles have a banner stating that it's a copy of a spoof? OK, the "regulars" will recognize by the "Conservapedia" tag at the beginning that there is something odd - but a new user might well think that we are as stupid as CP. (This is a copy of a post I also made on the Conservapedia:Inverness article, but then I thought it might be better here.)--Bob_M (talk) 12:20, 31 August 2007 (CDT)


Isn't this an incredibly clunky title for a category? Wouldn't "Conservapedia spoofs" or "Conservapedia spoof articles" be better? DogP 12:30, 1 September 2007 (CDT)

I agree, but I also think the pages need a banner.--Bob_M (talk) 12:35, 1 September 2007 (CDT)

Yes, you're right. I'm gonna rename this cat, so if you want to get busy with putting a banner on the articles, off you go. DogP 12:11, 2 September 2007 (CDT)

Well that's a challenge. Banner creation. --BobDo you agree? 12:27, 2 September 2007 (CDT)
Well, that's all done. New cat. New banner. :-) --BobDo you agree? 13:53, 2 September 2007 (CDT)

Nice job us! That warrants a cocktail I think! Cheers! DogP 16:40, 2 September 2007 (CDT)

Criteria for inclusion[edit]

What is the criteria that a spoof article has to meet before it is included here? How long does a parody have to remain undetected before it is eligible for listing? I ask this because some parodies don't last very long at all. An article on 'Schlafly values' didn't even last ten minutes but some of "GET STUFFED" vandal's edits remained unreverted for more than 40 minutes.

By the way, I understand that RationalWiki prohibits discussion of any kind about spoof CP articles that have not been caught yet. Is that the case? 71.147.55.55 21:19, 30 October 2008 (EDT)

Possible additions[edit]

Is falafel 'not to be confused with loofah' (call up the history on the falafel page) funny enough?

The following persisted on the Dalek page for some time:

"The Dalek race is fiercely resistant to malign outside influence, and the purity of their race is of the utmost concern to them. The liberal BBC paint these characteristics in a most negative manner since the Daleks are essentially a conservative race."

(Unlikely Dalek comment "Liberate! Liberate!") Jackiespeel (talk) 18:15, 23 December 2009 (UTC)

Andy and emus[edit]

Just joined RW. Andy reminds me very much of Roger Ramjet. I was on Conservapedia for a while for something to do (MylesP), and one of the things I did (and it still gives me a warm glow, is to make a couple of additions to the Emu article there (I'm an Australian, you see). I added a story about how emus used to kick down farm toilets and also an absurd account of how the marsupials banded together and made the long trek from Noah's Ark to Australia. It was gratifying to see it stay there for some time. Eventually, it was removed. And guess who overrode that decision and had my contribution reinstalled? Why, it was none other than Andy himself. Which is why I have a soft spot for old Ramjet. Though probably not as soft as the one between his ears. Have a look [here] It would be gratifying if this one could be added to your list. Birdie num num (talk) 10:46, 14 August 2010 (UTC)

This is an interest flip side to the Sokal hoax.[edit]

Just saying.--WickerGuy (talk) 04:03, 16 December 2011 (UTC)

See Sokal_affair#Sokal_affair.--WickerGuy (talk) 04:04, 16 December 2011 (UTC)

What do we do with these?[edit]

I think only a few from the early days which appear to have been accepted by the CP management (like the arboreal octopus) are worth mentioning, & could be covered in an article on spoofs rather than as a bunch of separate copy-paste pages. The rest are just vandals blowing their own trumpet. WėąṣėḷőįďWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel 21:30, 30 March 2012 (UTC)

To me, these are perfect for what you said on another page. One person just cleaning them out if they feel motivated. they are not informative, and most are not really funny. any truly funny ones can go to "fun". But that's just me. Pink mowse.pngGodot What do cats dream about? 21:33, 30 March 2012 (UTC)
What Godot said, essentially. ТySerious Business Guy 21:34, 30 March 2012 (UTC)