UnNews:Uncyclopedia rolls out ugly reskin

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2 April 2011


Columnist: Editorial Uncyc user Anonymous
user, Uncyclopedia

The "new" layout was worse than that fucking "Friday" song!

Hello, ever'body! -- I am a regular user of this here Uncyclopedia, and boy am I confused. What the hell is with that new layout we had? Oh God, that was a horrible April Fool's prank! I mean, I'd rather be locked in a room with headphones glued to my ears with that "Friday" song playing in continuous loop! ...Unless it's the superior Bob Dylan original -- oh, wait, that wasn't really him???


The new layout.

Anywho, my point is, why? Why subject us to that horrible reskin, even for April Fool's? Uncyclopedia took a big risk, and they could easily have lost a few confused users. I will applaud them for trying something new, dangerous, and daring, but this just wasn't it. I thought I got redirected to a Facebook page reprinting my UnNews about Nickelodeon remastering its 90s films for Blu-ray. I thought to myself, "What the fuck is this shit? Is Google doing this for April Fool's? Is it a fucking virus?"

I went to the Village Dump to see whether I was crazy, and as it turns out, I'm not. Several people have been bitching about it, saying how godawful it is. They have described it as the internet equivalent of enduring Rob Zombie's horrible sequel, Halloween II. Or the equivalent of drinking a pool full of elephant piss. Just, nasty.

At least Uncyclopedia has come to its senses. As of 8:31 P.M. CT on April 1, 2011, the offending shit layout is gone for good. May they never play such a cruel joke on us ever again.

What can we do to prevent this from happening again? If you want to joke around of April Fool's, why not switch the Wikipedia and Uncyclopedia main pages for a good chuckle? But don't do a reskin like this. Also don't make a fake 404 error. Don't do anything cruel like make it appear as though a user has been banned when they have not. Don't do anything that is going to piss off users and potentially drive them away. Have fun with it, like Wikipedia is doing by saying that California law is banning balloons, or featuring an article about ass scratching, or "fanny scratching" and the Cock Lane ghost. Or edit the Wikipedia Good Burger article with this and this.

But whatever you do, don't ever, ever, ever, ever, ever times infinity, give us that horrible shitty reskin again. Ever. Thank you.

— Uncyclopedia user who requested anonymity due to vanity policies

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