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I'm really worried it's not flashy enough. I mean, are people even going to notice it? Where's the marquee text? Why no fluorescent writing with a different color each line? And there's not nearly enough tiny text. I mean, for god's sake guys, there's not even an annoying flashing lightning effect!! Oh... wait... -- sannse@Wikia (talk) 00:39, March 5, 2013 (UTC) (no staff hat on obviously, I'm rarely sarcastic with my staff hat on (except to my boss))

In classic Unc style. we were split and so the result was...what you see. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 18:11, March 5, 2013 (UTC)
I would say more sarcastic things about "design by committee", but then the last one was made by one person, and was even more of a disaster (actually, I take that back, I can't choose between them). So instead I think I'll settle for a biting comment about welcoming you all to the 90s -- sannse@Wikia (talk) 18:39, March 5, 2013 (UTC)
I (for one) don't like it. There is already talk about "Trimming back the Wilde Quotes" and now we have that fucking Meme on the opening page!? With an evil, unfunny, discouraging looking text and black effect. The gay cat was preferable, and I'm not even gay. Please ditch that shit! It sucks.--Funnybony Icons-flag-th Agnideva-small.jpg AGT-logo-small.jpg 19:51, Mar 5
The clouds will move again soon. If we have to have a content warning we should have the most creative one on the web, and this may be it. As for Oscar, we're getting rid of his stupid quotes on pages but he is the site's mascot - and more people should be reading him. Wilde was a one-man uncyclopedia. Jason 20:33 5-3-'13
Think about it this way - what is the purpose of the notice? Seems to me it has three purposes: 1. to warn people of the content, 2. to get people into the wiki as quickly as possible, and 3. to irritate you for the malicious enjoyment of Wikia. No, wait, not that last one... honest!
So, two purposes. As I said. And, my worry is that this version is failing on both of them. It's damn hard to pick out the actual key phrases that tell people that insanity lurks here. And also hard to pick out the idea of what to do. Maybe not if you sit though several bolts of lightning, but certainly if you do what most people do and glance at it quickly before deciding to find a button or close the tab. I believe the best idea is to stop trying to be funny on the content warning, and concentrate on getting people in to find the real funny. -- sannse@Wikia (talk) 22:26, March 5, 2013 (UTC)
Please change it asap. The old one was harmless. This one is definitely harming Uncyclopedia, and it couldn't have been more effectively designed to do so. Looks like sabotage.--Funnybony Icons-flag-th Agnideva-small.jpg AGT-logo-small.jpg 09:48, Mar 6
  1. Without storm clouds, With Oscar and footnote
  2. Without storm clouds and Oscar, With footnote
  3. Without storm clouds, Oscar or footnote
  4. With storm clouds and footnote, Without Oscar
  5. Without footnote, With storm clouds and Oscar
  6. Current version (with minor wording changes)
  7. No wisecrack variant
There are options. Argue, vote, and decide.                               Puppy's talk page01:08 10 Mar 2013

Argue, vote, and decide

Let me again tout my own Option 7 from the list above. What we have now tries too hard to make the new reader like us, versus simply inform them what they are in for. And I am told it sometimes occupies more than all the available screen real estate. Spıke ¬ 01:30 10-Mar-13

Wise crack or dumb crack?

All but one of the above starts with this, "Among its many virtues, Uncyclopedia contains objectionable content" - Groan! FAIL! That is neither a wise nor a stupid crack - it's just corny. There is no way to make the warning funny without being corny. Let it look totally serious - that will make the promise of humor so much better than a blatant "dumb crack." As is now it may turn away grown ups. I have not checked who is behind this current warning, so please do not take any offense - it's nothing personal or impersonal. Please consider: If we want to get people into the shark-filled water, then we shouldn't put mud between the ocean and the beach. It's Wikia's warning, not ours - God forbid anyone should think that we are responsible.

My vote goes for dog-faced Option 7. Cheers!--Funnybony Icons-flag-th Agnideva-small.jpg AGT-logo-small.jpg 08:29, Mar 10

Actually it was mainly myself and Aleister. Have a look at Forum:The Warning Template, or, HowTo:Cover Wikia's ass while having fun. I've just put a significant number of hours working on this based upon communal vote, and consistently asking community for feedback, fine tuning it to work out all the kinks. Would have been nice if you'd voiced an opinion much, much earlier on this. Having said that, I am completely behind the text of the current one. And a bland warning template would make me close the browser within seconds.                               Puppy's talk page09:52 10 Mar 2013
Oh, sorry Pup! I wasn't paying close enough attention to what was going on. Certainly nothing personal, mate. I have a 16 year old son to bounce things off to gauge a better feel. And I don't consider intransigence to be a very good argument. I'm one vote for option 7. Cheers, Mate!--Funnybony Icons-flag-th Agnideva-small.jpg AGT-logo-small.jpg 10:37, Mar 10
Actually, given the issues with the storm clouds - and the fact that we've already held this vote, I'm leaning towards without clouds, with Oscar and footnote. Although moving the footnote to the base (which is slightly different Wiki-fu required). Mainly because the concern is primarily that background. Oscar belongs there, as does humour.                               Puppy's talk page10:47 10 Mar 2013
I really love the warning notice as it is now, because it was well fixed when I just logged on and I'd just directed a friend to see it. If the clouds would move and the lightning get better we'd have an even better label. But damn, it looks like people don't get the joke that "is" the warning label. If we are going to warn people to keep away, do it with scary clouds and lightning and the promise of horrible things inside because, if not, why warn them at all? I'd much much prefer no label at all - with wikia's fairly new president in and maybe Jimbo Wales not wanting the competition to wikipedia, they decided to put a label on, and that is insulting, breaks the site's purpose, and takes half the humor away from someone checking on a page (my new Will Harridge page in number two on google, but will lose half its impact when someone clicks here and gets a warning label) - so, if all that said, and if we have to change it to a stupid bland look, at least keep the language or make it as simple as possible "Be warned, this site will traumatize children and people with insanity issues, wikia doesn't condone doing that except in the case of its nephew, who needs a good spanking. Here, terms and conditions." (keep Oscar for sure). Boring stuff like that. If we have to get rid of the great background, then I'm with Puppy on whatever he suggests. Aleister 13:20 boring boring time and date
Option 6 looks fine to me. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 14:39, March 10, 2013 (UTC)
I like option 7. --Mn-z 19:21, March 10, 2013 (UTC)
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