Talk:USND at Hoople

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Hoople, ND[edit]

I deliberately didn't link to Hoople as I thought they'd probably had enough grief from PDQ and his academic followers. On the other hand...

ww 17:45, 17 Apr 2004 (UTC)


N, Certainly it's fiction, but saying so immediately kills the amusement. Is there a WP policy which forces this? ww 17:12, 19 Apr 2004 (UTC)

Have restored amusement potential, as have gotten no response to query. ww 17:07, 30 Apr 2004 (UTC)

The fiction notice really is necessary. I don't mind humor in Wikipedia, but not at the expense of ambiguity. There is a policy on it, at Wikipedia:Fiction, but I just consider it a courtesy to the readers to be clear about whether something really exists. I'll try to preserve the tone. Isomorphic 19:55, 29 May 2004 (UTC)


I'd forgotten WOOF the radio station. Thanks for including it. Unfortunately, I think that all the " " around things and similar warnings have lost the article most of its attraction. No reader can now have the delight of figuring out that it's a spoof after missing a hint or two. Too flat footed in my opinion. In short, I think we've lost just about all the tone. Prof S has gone to considerable effort to construct a spoof -- and to hardly any effort to keep it secret beyond the surface. We've lost all of that by now, I think, and that quality is perhaps the most significant aspect of the entire PDQ / USND at Hoople effort. Should WP play such a spoiler role in such cases? Comments? ww 18:52, 14 Jul 2004 (UTC)

There is an actual station WOOF (560 AM) in Dothan, Alabama. Their web page seems to make no reference whatever to their fictional Hoople cousin. Snezzy (talk) 02:15, 10 June 2008 (UTC)

Oh, for Pete's sake![edit]

The University, even a fictional one such as this, by definition cannot be a composer, although its "proprietor", Schikele, certainly is. Rlquall 04:27, 13 May 2005 (UTC)

These policies / guidelines should apply[edit]

Moving this external link to Talk.
Fails WP:VERIFY (Somebody's page of joke photos is not a reliable source, no matter what they or we pretend.)
Fails WP:NOT (Wikipedia is not a humor/hoax site.)
*Alleged photographs of the University of Southern North Dakota at Hoople
-- Writtenonsand (talk) 21:43, 30 December 2009 (UTC)

Yet Another Section Title[edit]

Actually, I think this is far and away one of the more amusing WP entries I've encountered – the conceit that USND at Hoople is a fictional creation is worthy of Swift, Carlyle, Orson Welles – or Buckaroo Banzai!!! (Sincerely Secretly Yours, John Whorfin, Esq) AtomikWeasel (talk) 03:24, 11 March 2010 (UTC)