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The page would be a bit more funny I think, if it did not have most of what is there now. Most of the quotes are either repeating the same thing, or just not funny. The Writers Block thing in entirety is not very funny, and personally the article would just seem better if it were rather short, only had 1 or 2 of the quotes, the reason to procrastinate, and the rest of the article with the under construction template underneath, and then have another page for the procrastinators creed. Wanted to get some feedback before editing though. Megamanfanx7 15:14, 4 May 2007 (UTC)

  1. Put this post on Uncyclopedia:Pee Review instead of the village dump.
  2. Put a link in the forum to make it easier for people to see the article. Like this: Procrastination
  3. Too many quotes.
  4. ???
  5. Profit

--Atomsk.gif Kaizer the Bjorn takkun Takkun (nya nya) (1961 model!) Check out T61! 15:52, 4 May 2007 (UTC)

I for one couldnt be bothered. -- Sir Mhaille Icons-flag-gb (talk to me)
I'd be with Mhaille on this, but he's waaay over there and I'd have to get up and get dressed, etc. --Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 17:17, 4 May 2007 (UTC)
Yeah, but....fuck it. Sir ENeGMA (talk) GUN WotM PLS 19:26, 4 May 2007 (UTC)
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A few of us paradoxically could be bothered - I took the liberty of reverting near-complete blanking on the grounds that we've got things like Brevity and Unfinished Article that do quite similar jobs. Procrastination is a very active thing, so I think the first section (only) suited the article well. So I left that and cleaned the rest. Thoughts? --Strange (but) Untrue  Whhhy?Whut?How? *Back from the dead* 23:15, 4 May 2007 (UTC)


So Strange but untrue and I have been discussing the best way to do the article, and we've decided that we should have a vote on the Village Dump. The two versions are below. Vote for which one you prefer. --Hotadmin4u69 [TALK] 20:22, 5 May 2007 (UTC)

Wouldn't its talkpage be a better place for this? I'd put it there myself but, well...--Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 20:32, 5 May 2007 (UTC)
We tried sorting it out there, but the whole thing erupted in a bloody civil war that tore Uncyclopedia asunder. I'm surprised you didn't notice. Both me and emc died in the process, but it was for the greater good. --Strange (but) Untrue  Whhhy?Whut?How? *Back from the dead* 23:07, 5 May 2007 (UTC)
It's true. --Hotadmin4u69 [TALK] 08:49, 6 May 2007 (UTC)

Version One

Score: +1
  • For: A more subtle take on procrastination. The whole joke is that with procrastination comes unfinished work. Combine that with the construction template, and you have the definition of procrastination. But a journal-like format just isn't interesting to me. Of course it's a bit similar to "Incomplete", as things that you procrastinate on are usually incomplete. But I don't think that its similarity to other articles is a problem. --Hotadmin4u69 [TALK] 20:22, 5 May 2007 (UTC)
  • Commment. The only reason I don't like this one is because it cuts off too abruptly, whereas if a true procrastinator were writing this, it would probably at least have a few smudge marks, some scribbles, and finally a post-it note in the top-right corner stating "Finish tomorrow." Tompkinssig Smallturtle t o m p k i n s  blah. ﺞوﻦ וףה ՃՄ ண்ஸ ފއހ วอฏม +տ trade websites 23:16, 5 May 2007 (UTC)
New version!!!111one11 --Hotadmin4u69 [TALK] 00:44, 6 May 2007 (UTC)
Better, better... it still just cuts off though, and I can't get past that fact. Tompkinssig Smallturtle t o m p k i n s  blah. ﺞوﻦ וףה ՃՄ ண்ஸ ފއހ วอฏม +տ trade websites 05:18, 6 May 2007 (UTC)

Version Two

Score: +3
  • For. Simple, elegant, to the point, and... --Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 20:32, 5 May 2007 (UTC) Withdrawing my vote. I've got a good idea for the page, which I'll post here when I get around to it. --Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 12:12, 6 May 2007 (UTC)...Or maybe it's a bad idea (it's sort of option #1). Meh, I'll get to it after a nap. --Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 12:31, 6 May 2007 (UTC)
  • For Hmm... what were my reasons again? Version 1 is similar to other articles like Unfinished Article, Incompletene etc, whereas V2 is unique to procrastination. Also procrastination is usually an active process of doing something else instead of what you're meant to be doing. Also, it's funny and version 1 condemns funny to deletion! I would try to come up with a way to make this post look procrastinat-y, but I'm a bit busy right now. --Strange (but) Untrue  Whhhy?Whut?How? *Back from the dead* 23:07, 5 May 2007 (UTC)
  • For. Tompkinssig Smallturtle t o m p k i n s  blah. ﺞوﻦ וףה ՃՄ ண்ஸ ފއހ วอฏม +տ trade websites 23:17, 5 May 2007 (UTC)
  • You could make all the dates relative, so it always shows yesterday's date, a few days before, etc relatively, so it looks like someone's actually currently working on it all the time. Just a thought. Spang talk 12:06, 06 May 2007
  • For –—Hv (talk) 6/05 12:12

Version Three

Score: 0
  • Emc's new version including both versions together. I kind of reckon it dilutes both into less, although the picture is good and I'd like to stick that in Version 2. I just don't get your need for an unfinished sentence joke emc! --Strange (but) Untrue  Whhhy?Whut?How? *Back from the dead* 13:15, 6 May 2007 (UTC)

Version 4 (or 3a, really)

Score: +1 half-assed attempts
  • For. Reduced to the austere minimum. May need the {{construction}} template to avoid huffing. Yes, it's that bad minimalist. I was going to chop something but... --Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 12:44, 6 May 2007 (UTC)

Vote to put off changing the article until later

Score: +2 procrastinators
  • For. Seriously. We should be putting this off. --Crazyswordsman...With SAVINGS!!!! (T/C) 21:49, 5 May 2007 (UTC)
  • I'm too tired to put this off. I'll vote For tomorrow, or something. --Littleboyonly TKFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK Oldmanonly 00:50, 6 May 2007 (UTC)
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