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Uncyclopedia (the content-free encyclopedia) is a parody of Wikipedia created by Jonathan Huang and "Stillwaters" in 2005. It has over 50 different language versions, with the English version containing over 25,000 articles. Its articles are required to be humorous and the site has extremely strict rules on what is and is not funny. Its articles contain humor from sophisticated satire to random humor. It was originally independent, but is now owned by Wikia, a wiki farm.

History

The site was launched on January 5, 2005. It started as an independent project, but it outgrew its webhost. It then joined Wikia. Many Uncyclopedias have been launched in foreign languages, which approximately half of them on Wikia servers; the other half are on non-Wikia servers.

Articles

Uncyclopedia's content is under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 license. Its goal is to "provide the world's misinformation in the least redeeming and most searingly sarcastic and humorous way possible, through satire". The information on the site is parodied, changed and fabricated to be humorous to the extent that there is very little factual accuracy remains in the content. Uncyclopedia contains many policy pages that parody those of Wikipedia, the site's two core rules are "Be funny and not just stupid" and "Don't be a dick". Quotations are frequently used and many ficticious quotes are accredited to Oscar Wilde. Many articles being written on the site do not meet quality standards and administrators often delete them. Many of Wikipedia's sister projects such as Wiktionary and Wikibooks are parodied by Uncyclopedia with projects such as UnDictionary and UnBooks. There are currently 12 of these "UnProjects".