Talk:USND at Hoople
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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!
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
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
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)