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We all hate {{Whoops}} spam: seeing several of these templates on the top of one page, taking up half the screen. My idea: edit the Whoops template to support multiple links per use. For example, you could just do "Whoops! Maybe you were looking for [[chocolate]]?" or "Whoops! Maybe you were looking for [[chocolate]], or [[iguana scrotum]], or [[Big Ben]], or [[anal sex]]?" That way every page that uses Whoops could just have one template, cutting down on the annoyance factor. I was going to do this myself but I came to the abrupt realization that I don't know how to do the coding for conditional additions and such. --Andorin Kato 00:16, July 15, 2010 (UTC)

Sounds good. Ajraddatz Talk 00:19, July 15, 2010 (UTC)
I do not object to this, but neither do I object going through pages with more than one whoops template and trimming them down to only the funniest one. Tinymasaru.gifpillow talk 04:14, July 15, 2010 (UTC)

But what about...  Avast Matey!!! Happytimes are here!* Happytimes.gif (talk) (stalk) Π   ~ Xkey280 ~  15 Jul 2010 ~ 05:27 (UTC)
Whoops! Maybe you were looking for do it yourself?
     Whoops! Maybe you were looking for Whoops2?
ok, ok, how about Happytimes:
      Whoops! Maybe you were looking for do it yourself, or Template:Whoops3, or User:Hyperbole/Suddenly, Raccoons, or Poop throwing monkeys?


I got it! I got it!

The Whoops template now supports up to five different entries for misdirection. Just use it as such:

{{Whoops|Thing1|Thing2|Thing3|Thing4|Thing5}}

You can put in anywhere between one and five entries. I'll add this to the template's page as documentation, along with a note recommending usage of this feature instead of spamming the page with multiple instances of the template. And I probably would not mind spearheading an effort to cut down on the Whoops spam on existing pages by utilizing this new thingy.

I decided on five entries because that seems like a generous amount for this sort of joke. If you have to point your reader towards more than five other pages at the top for comedic value, you're either doing it wrong or you can paste in the code for the template and customize it yourself. However, any sysop with an ounce of sense (sorry, Modus) can obviously increase this number, decrease it, or leave it exactly where it is, just to fuck with us.

Kudos to Template:Q for reminding me at 2 AM that conditional shit is possible, and showing me how. Also, sorry, Happytimes, but it looks like {{Whoops3}} is obsolete. Kind of like my religion. --Andorin Kato 09:24, July 20, 2010 (UTC)

I'd be offended, if I didn't get all tingly when my name is mentioned. Also, good job on that thing you did. Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 16:10, July 20, 2010 (UTC)
Hey! {{Whoops3}} isn't obsolete! it's just regulated to inferiority now.
Also, good job on that thing you did.  Avast Matey!!! Happytimes are here!* Happytimes.gif (talk) (stalk) Π   ~ Xkey280 ~  24 Jul 2010 ~ 02:43 (UTC)

There

I've gone through all* the pages that use the Whoops template and condensed multiple usages of the template into a single template. The worst one had fifteen Whoops templates at the top of the article- just ridiculous.

So no more Whoops spam, hopefully. Also, inb4 people add Whoops spam just to spite me.

*Excluding user pages. --Andorin Kato 08:58, July 21, 2010 (UTC)

Good work! See, it is still possible to make a positive contribution to this site. We're not the worst yet. IronLung 02:05, July 22, 2010 (UTC)
Uh... actually... --Littleboyonly TKFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK Oldmanonly 05:29, July 22, 2010 (UTC)
/me starts singing Tina Turner's 'Simply the Worst' Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 06:15, July 22, 2010 (UTC)
Whoops! Maybe you were looking for Kosher Bat Tarts, or Smell? How about Communism, or Amateur Proctology? Possibly even Wiki-rape?

This fucking template fucking rocks. Cheers! Zimbuddha Rev. Zim (Talk) Get saved! 16:20, July 23, 2010 (UTC)

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