Forum:Some attempt at restarting the proofreading service

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Hello there, you people. I have recently noticed that I've been spending a little more time fixing other people's articles than I have making my own. Therefore, I wanted to restart the the proofreeding cervise to give myself a reason to do it.

However, I can't exactly do this alone, for a few reasons. First of all, while I am confident in my own skills as an editor, proofreading a bunch of articles on a website isn't exactly a one-man job. I'd also like to have the people of Uncyclopedia to acknowledge the existence of our proofreading service, and I need more than one person who just decided to become active again a couple of weeks ago to spread the word. I'd especially like to encourage people to use the {{Proofread}} template if their articles are badly written, so people looking for articles to proofread can find candidates more easily. Finally, I'd like other people to help me determine what changes should be made to UN:PROOF, if any should be made at all. I'll probably put up a vote pertaining to this later, or we could just discuss it.

So yeah, all of that. Perfectionist Dude-man (2013-02-6 02:07 UTC)

Sounds like a good idea to me. I might join up but can't promise I'd do a ton of work for the project, with a million other things going on right now. But I've been noticing your cleanups of other people's articles and think you've been doing great work. The linguistic quality of some of our features has been lower than preferred ever since the service fizzled out before. The proofread template should definitely be in the beginner's guide and on other big nooby education pages if it isn't already. If it gets picked back up again well enough then it might do to put it in personal welcome templates to give new users an outlet for that. I've seen a lot of people join before, or even just IPs, who enjoy proofreading and try to make improvements that way, and it would give some users with less skill in the ideas department some more work to do. tl;dr PurpleDickVote.svg Boner. -RAHB 04:45, 7 February 2013 (UTC)
I'd help, but I'm busy most of the day nowadays. Perhaps in March, and definitely in May or later I'd be able to help out fixing the obvious grammar and spelling errors. -- Simsilikesims(♀UN) Talk here. 06:02, 8 February 2013 (UTC)
Symbol for vote.svg For. I don't know why it stopped in the first place Mike the Great (talk) 00:11, 15 February 2013 (UTC)