The Back Alley

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A place to sit in a dumpster with your own bottle & moan about the saloon bar

Musha rig um du rum da
Whack fol the daddy o
Whack fol the daddy o
There's whiskey in the jar

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The Boys from the County Hell![edit]

If there was ever a song worthy of this godforsaken bar—this would be it. “Me daddy was a blue shirt and my mother a madam,

My brother earned his medals at Mai Lei in Vietnam”—this song is about a mean bastard. In any event, this a great song for a pub crawl. LeucippusSapere aude 21:23, 23 September 2021 (UTC)
i saw the pogues on st patricks day one year with my flatmate and his mum. in shephards bush i thinkAMassiveGay (talk) 21:49, 23 September 2021 (UTC)
Ohhh… I’m a tad bit envious. During their prime they put on one hell of a show. Shane MacGowan was, and is, a great story teller. LeucippusSapere aude 21:56, 23 September 2021 (UTC)

Something to incorporate into the Saloon Bar’s welcome[edit]

I think this video, particularly from 0-0:49 seconds, captures the atmosphere of the joint:

There’s only so many times a straight man can walk past a bar, which has a sign that reads ‘beautiful naked women’, and then say “no not for me”. LeucippusSalva veritate 19:44, 14 November 2021 (UTC)

Article votes[edit]

Hello, total newb here. What is the purpose of up or down-voting on various articles? Should we vote on relevance for rational readers, whether it's well written, or something else? TIA! — Unsigned, by: BenderRod / talk / contribs

It's not completely clear, but from my experience, up voting is probably a combination of interesting, relevant news, good quality news, and probably good news. I suppose irrelevant news or indifference is "neutral". Downvotes are sometimes used for terrible news, but I've seen it for poor summaries as well as clickbait. --It's-a me, Lgm sigpic.png LeftyGreenMario!(Mod) 23:34, 27 November 2021 (UTC)


I accidentally marked as patrolled. I was paging forward hitting "newer edit", "newer edit", etc, and the final revision brought "mark as patrolled" under my pointer and I clicked without reading. Is there a way to revoke the patrol, or does it trivially not matter? Dave Wise 2 (talk) 16:27, 18 January 2022 (UTC)

Should be no bother. All patrolling is is flagging up unpatrolled edits for somewhat closer examination. If you accidentally patrolled something it's no big deal but a quick check to make sure it wasn't bad would be all the remedy needed. If you somehow found a way to unpatrol hundreds of edits, however... Queexchthonic murmurings 16:42, 18 January 2022 (UTC)

bar protected?[edit]

For how long? (talk) 05:08, 27 February 2022 (UTC)

troll collapse issues[edit]

i tried to collapse a series of troll posts under the section about lepen, and then i accidentally collapsed the following section. i don't know how to fix it. can someone help me? G Man (talk) 15:41, 24 April 2022 (UTC)

never mind, i got it. G Man (talk) 15:45, 24 April 2022 (UTC)