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There has recently been a lot of trouble with the UnSignpost format. It started like this: I went to the fork and saw that they created a new UnSignpost format. They said that the previous one looked like "unmitigated crap" and in addition to this did not resemble the Wikipedia's one. I thought it was a nice idea and began working on the new format. It was delivered on the tenth of August but there were two problems:

  1. It destroyed the "edit section" buttons and the content box.
  2. It could not be minimized and therefore took a lot of place on the talkpage, as several users have noticed (for example, Reverend P. Pennyfeather and Romartus).

The first problem was fixed by PuppyOnTheRadio but the second did not. Please, see this page for our discussion. And below is the list of all the UnSignpost options that we can have. If you have any other ideas, please include them in this section. Anton (talk) 17:01, August 19, 2013 (UTC)

Options, pros and cons and voting

The old format

+ It is a format with history, as Pup said. It is easy for reading and can be minimized.

- It does not look like the Wikipedia Signpost at all. Some people do not like the way it looks.

In addition to this, when you go to a talkpage which contains the UnSignposts, you will have to download all of them. It can be a problem sometimes.

Vote if you want this option to be applied!

The new, already existing format

An example

+ Is more formal, official and looks as the Wikipedia Signpost.

- It cannot be minimized and some people said that it is hard for reading.

You still have to download all the UnSignposts to get to a subscriber's talkpage.

Vote if you want this option to be applied!

Something completely new

To fix all the problems, we can stop delivering the newspapers as whole and just put a small news' summary and the link to new edition on the subscribers' talkpages. This will not make the reading harder, as one click will be enough to get to the news. The idea was first suggested by V V I P.

Vote if you want this option to be applied!

Score: 9
  • Symbol for vote For. Me, I am personally for this one. Anton (talk) 17:01, August 19, 2013 (UTC)
  • Symbol for vote For. Less clutter = More convenience = Better LaurelsV V I P ® 17:26, August 19, 2013 (UTC)V V I P
  • Symbol for vote For. I pay per megabyte for Internet and it is absurd to make me download the complete text of several months of the UnSignpost every time I read certain users' talk pages. (Whether or not it is visible initially is a relatively minor issue.) This is so self-evident that I don't think it should be a user option; recipients have already indicated a desire to read the UnSignpost, and we all know how to click through links. Spıke Ѧ 18:20 19-Aug-13
  • Symbol for vote For. I pay per megabyte as well, so that's crazy to have to do what Spike said, the link idea is great. --Tyrone McGee (talk) 19:10, August 19, 2013 (UTC)
  • Symbol for vote For. Considering that mobile use of the site is growing, this seems like a logical solution. -- Simsilikesims(♀GUN) Talk here. 20:56, August 19, 2013 (UTC)
  • Symbol for vote For. For the sake of the fact that people have to pay per megabyte and that I like the idea it is only humane of me. Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 21:08, August 19, 2013 (UTC)
  • Symbol for vote For. Bandwagon.                               Puppy's talk page11:06 19 Aug 2013
  • Symbol for vote For.--Funnybony Icons-flag-th Agnideva-small.jpg AGT-logo-small.jpg 19:25, Aug 20
  • Symbol for vote For. Why not. --ChiefjusticePS3 18:51, August 21, 2013 (UTC)
  • Symbol for vote For. All aboard! --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 08:08, August 22, 2013 (UTC)

By the way, I think that the format of the UnSignpost, that everyone will read, will be the new one and not the old (we will no longer need to minimize, after it disappears from the talkpages). Anton (talk) 11:13, August 20, 2013 (UTC)