Template talk:Humor

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Hi. You have drastically rewritten this, and while I am fine with the changes, I was curious why, as the text does not really suit the name of the template any more. Anonymous DissidentTalk 00:25, 11 October 2007 (UTC)

  • It is not really drastic. I reworded it into saying that it is not what it is not. Or, if you prefer: In a set S, the complement of the complement of a subset is the subset itself.
  • By that, I mean: Anything that is not a policy, a guideline, an article, an essay, or anything of that sort, is found in the main namespace in meta and is not deleted, is humour. - Unless you can produce a counter-example.
  • Therefore the name of the template matches the content.
  • The reason for the change is to resolve the following paradox, which is similar to the w:liar paradox, that if you say that something is humourous, then its humour is lost. And you would be contradicting yourself. Best is to say nothing; but if something needs to be said, let us only say what it is not. Thanks. :-) Hillgentleman 05:51, 11 October 2007 (UTC)
    • That was very thorough. However - I pose to you the possibility of someone not realising that anything that is not a policy, a guideline, an article, an essay, or anything of that sort, is found in the main namespace in meta and is not deleted must be humour... Anonymous DissidentTalk 06:28, 11 October 2007 (UTC)
      • Even then, the template would have done a good job - to indicate that the page does not contain official policies. Moreover, whether something is humourous is subjective; people may disagree. The bare fact is what it now states. Hillgentleman 06:35, 11 October 2007 (UTC)
        • It could just say that the material herein is intended to be humorous... but I see your point. Thanks for clarifying, and thanks for you changes. Kind regards, Anonymous DissidentTalk 06:56, 11 October 2007 (UTC)
          • I like how it says "intended to be humorous." :) Snowball 17:25, 25 April 2008 (UTC)