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So yeah, when people feature stuff, can they make the blurbs a little longer? Check the lengths of the columns on the main page - the right column is like twice as long today. So can we try and make it so they're about equal when doing the feature stuff? That's pretty much it. Spang talk 00:43, 13 Oct 2008

Maybe the news section should just be shorter, did you ever think of that? - P.M., WotM, & GUN, Sir Led Balloon Baloon(Tick Tock) (Contribs) 01:02, Oct 13
That and the "On this day..." need less. Maybe set the "On this day..." to randomly pick 7 to 10 things. Kinda like the "Did you know" template does... /me shuts up. --MegaPleb Dexter111344 Complain here 01:10, 13 October 2008 (UTC)
"On this day" just sucks. Invariably. Every day. Full of red links, disorganization, terrible formatting, and lack of funny.  Sir Skullthumper, MD (criticize  writings  SU&W) 01:11 Oct 13, 2008
I was actually considering starting a forum topic about getting rid of "On this day". It's never made me laugh and it's just an IP magnet. --Mr. Monkey Sockmonkey Pant-hoot here. 01:19, 13 October 2008 (UTC)
Today's made me laugh just now... International Paranoia Day with that picture was amusing, and I liked how it took the theme with the assassination and the CIA...yeah... - P.M., WotM, & GUN, Sir Led Balloon Baloon(Tick Tock) (Contribs) 01:29, Oct 13
Well on this day is still on wikipedia's main page, so if anyone doesn't like it... {{sofixit}} Spang talk 01:43, 13 Oct 2008
Yesh, but a) who's going to fix all 365, and b) yes, Wikipedia has it, but if we can't parody it well, what's the point of having it? It's like saying "Well, Wikipedia has page X, therefore we should have a parody of page X," but everyone knows that if the parody isn't well-done it's out the window before you can say QVFD. So why keep it?  Sir Skullthumper, MD (criticize  writings  SU&W) 03:10 Oct 13, 2008
Uncyclopedia main page ~= Wikipedia main page, above the fold, at least. And it can be parodied well, even if it isn't now, so removing it isn't really a sensible option, as the "It could be better... so delete it" mentality is kinda stupid. I'm pretty sure all 365 don't need fixed, and the link to see tomorrow's one is there for a reason. If nobody can be bothered to check it, one can only assume that nobody cares that much? And what would go in its place if it was removed? Double the out-of-date-ness of In The News? Double the redundancy of Did You Know? Have a huge colonisations box (which is also kinda out of place, really, but out of the way)? Or have nothing at all, as nobody can be offended by the poor quality of non-existent jokes? If that's your thing, you should probably start using http://improved-uncyclopedia.org, which is specifically designed with that way of doing things in mind.
Best not rock the boat, and just go with taking 2 paragraphs instead of one for the feature blurb in future, eh? Spang talk 03:53, 13 Oct 2008
Instead of "On this day..." it should be "Back in my day...", dagnabit. Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 16:46, 16 October 2008 (UTC)
Yeah, but that's a different matter. Still, it's something that severely needs work. The Main Page is representative of the site, and having a quarter of it suck so horribly is really not the best of ideas.  Sir Skullthumper, MD (criticize  writings  SU&W) 16:59 Oct 16, 2008
"The Main Page is representative of the site" and "a quarter of it suck(s) so horribly". Exactly. Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 21:06, 16 October 2008 (UTC)
Good point.  Sir Skullthumper, MD (criticize  writings  SU&W) 21:07 Oct 16, 2008
Also, it's really not that bad... I don't think so, anyways. Usually manages to get a smile out of me, at least. - P.M., WotM, & GUN, Sir Led Balloon Baloon(Tick Tock) (Contribs) 23:32, Oct 16

All In Favor Of Changing "On This Day" to "Back In My Day...Dagnabit"

Score: +3 old gits
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