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The poor, meme-ridden "comedy" website Uncyclopedia is the stuff of Internet legend and infamy. The site, which is thought to have originated in 1860 as an American imperialist tool for global domination, is now a multi-national effort and is seen as the best of its kind by some. It currently specializes in tedious mockery of perceived competitors and petty in-fighting, with much of the content seen as mass-produced junk. Yet, there remains a peculiar fondness for some of the articles by fanatics.

The Other Wiki. No, the Other Other Wiki.

Affectionate Parody of Wikipedia that would like to be to wikis what The Onion is to newspapers. It advertises itself as the “content-free encyclopedia”.

The site's guidelines and rules are written in a truthful and non-satirical, but still humorous tone, the best example of which is “How To Be Funny and Not Just Stupid”.

Portions of Uncyclopedia were hosted on FANDOM/Wikia until May 2019, when they were evicted for supposedly violating Wikia policy. The affected projects (including English, French, Spanish, Italian, Polish and Russian among others) were moved to independent hosting, with the English-language version now found here. Another independent version of the site, to which much of the community moved in January 2013 in response to Wikia's content warnings and censorship, can be found here. The “good” articles (so judged by Uncyclopedia users) are listed here (original) and here (fork).

International editions are notorious for sometimes creating new puns for their titles. Désencyclopedie (“discyclopedia”), the French version, has a pair of dice (“dés” in French) as logo, the Norwegian version is called Ikkepedia (“notpedia”), the Russian versions are Absurdopedia (here and here), the Spanish version is Inciclopedia [1] and the Danish version is called “Spademanns Leksikon”, a pun between respected Danish encyclopedia Lademanns Leksikon and “spade”, Danish slang for “retard”. In the Mandarin version, the name is still transliterated from Wikipedia, but the first word used here also means “fake”. Necyclopaedia, the Latin version, simply transposes the first two letters of “encyclopaedia”[2] to form the Latin word ne, “not”. The Italian version is called Nonciclopedia, basically the same pun as the original one. The Japanese version is called Ansaikuropedia, from the katakana rendering of Uncyclopedia and is notorious for such bashing of Seiyuu and Anime that in some occasions surpasses that of Encyclopedia Dramatica.

Let it be noted that TV Tropes listed them before they listed TV Tropes. And as far as we know, All The Tropes has so far escaped their notice.

Tropes used in Uncyclopedia include:
  1. (It was Frikipedia until a certain Spanish copyright organization did a massive legal bullying upon it, and its mantle was passed to Inciclopedia. For a while since then, both existed, but each one catered to different audiences.)
  2. archaic alternate spelling