Forum:Old UnNews on the front page

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Do you think we should have old UnNews on the front page? 'Cause I do. Yes, they are irrelevant to recent events and all but we've got a lot of good UnNews that went unnoticed at the time they were written and I think featuring them now would be a good thing to do. Let the poor bastards have their moment in the sun.

All that is of course only if the silly rule of not featuring out of date UnNews actually exists but I think it does, right? --Mimo&Maxus (Talk) 17:36, June 19, 2014 (UTC)

Doing up old UnNewses that you admit are "irrelevant to recent events" does nothing but showcase authors, and does not make the Front Page an interesting stop for its target audience, namely, readers who follow the real news and want a cracked take of it. If your old UnNews went unnoticed by the Chief of the day, why not write a fresh one? Current events are so eminently ridiculous that it's easy. That way Uncyclopedia will remain a work-in-progress and not just a museum. Spıke ¬ 17:54 19-Jun-14
Despite the irrelevance I can see a minor advantage in showing old UnNews beyond showcasing the author. Namely it's showcasing some of our better previous articles. Actual newspapers do a "on this day (x years ago)" section. I wouldn't want more than a one liner on there, but something similar to what we have on the front page with old features makes sense. The downside I see here though is that this involves more work for the editor in chief (or some other interested party) to dig through our old UnNews to find a noteworthy article. Given the benefit is minimal and expending labour that doesn't grow the site seems a net loss, I'd vote against it - especially given we have an "on this day" for features already.                               Puppy's talk page06:19 am 21 Jun 2014
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