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Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
hey folks,
i just started a free wiki service called "theshallot.org". It's an online community for budding comedy writers or just people who want to be funny to post satirical news (ala theonion, but this is news of the people, by the people). It's based on the same wiki engine that wikipedia uses, so it's easy to use. Check it out:

http://www.theshallot.org

theshallot admin

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Hi, you need to contact a mod if you want to post anything. Since you are aksing for contributors who can get invovled I'll leave it up for now, but please don't post an advert again.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    The problem with taking on The Onion is that you're, you know, taking on The Onion. You have to be really fucking funny to do that, and an article about Osama Bin Laden's cave being on Cribs is 1) 4 years too late 2) Not that funny and 3) So cliche that everyone and their uncle has made that joke.

    Still, best of luck. I'm sure you'll get a few good articles.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    The UK equivalent to The Onion, The Daily Mash is also very good. The article on Binge Wanking was pretty funny as I recall.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Jim V - sorry, didn't mean to break any rules. what is a mod?

    Make no mistake, this is not a "take on the Onion" type of thing. It's really a social experiment to see if the internet community can "shape" funny, much in the same way that the internet community creates encyclopedic content that is factual, notable and accurate via wikipedia. I'm hoping that weak articles (ex: Osama on cribs) will either be modified, upgraded or removed, but I don't want to tell the community how to shape the content... it's up to you.
  • **helen****helen** Mod malarkist Deactivated Posts: 9,235 Listening Ear
    TheShallot wrote: »
    Jim V - sorry, didn't mean to break any rules. what is a mod?

    Make no mistake, this is not a "take on the Onion" type of thing.

    A mod is a moderator - the admin for these forums. C'mon, not taking on the onion? You're called The Shallot. :lol:
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