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Hmm, do we need this template? The way it is currently used here is in no way more informative than {{cleanup}} with an appropriate talk page post. Loafing 23:10, 3 February 2008 (UTC)

You can never be too careful (for lack of a better word). I saw an early verison posted on Strong Bad Email Statistics] and later had to move it to The Field]. Bad Bad Guy 23:15, 3 February 2008 (UTC)
I don't see this template having much use... Isn't it just as easy to update the page as putting a template on it? --DorianGray 23:19, 3 February 2008 (UTC)
If it makes you feel better, I'll add a deletion template to it. Bad Bad Guy 23:22, 3 February 2008 (UTC)
It is not normally as easy to update a page as to add a template. It is as easy, however, to add onre template or another. While I like this one, it's redundant to {{cleanup}}. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 03:42, 4 February 2008 (UTC)
Actually, my point stands. With the exception of the page mentioned above, most updates are as simple as adding the new toon's name to the "Appearances" list. A small sentence or two can be added to a main paragraph if needed, but when it is needed, no one forgets. If the item/character/place played a significant role in the new toon (examples include the Horrible Painting and The S is for Sucks), no one forgets to update it. All people need to remember is to update the smaller, less important lists. Especially places. Everyone forgets to add to when Marzipan's house makes another appearance. That needs fixing somehow... People need to update appearances, seriously.
I seem to have gone off on a tangent. But it's okay, because it's an important (if separate) issue. Irredisregardless, the point remains that, if we fix that problem, this template would be useless. Even given that problem, it'd be no better to add *Email [[fake email name]] than {{update}}. That's my point. The vast majority of updates are either done right away (new, important info: Horrible Painting's reappearance), or are so simple the template would be a waste of time (appearances lists: Marzipan's House). Hence, why the template is unneeded: our articles are not particularly time-sensitive, and if they go for a few whiles without the update, it doesn't significantly change the information. And if someone does notice something missing, it's more likely they'll just add the info themselves instead of a template. --DorianGray 04:03, 4 February 2008 (UTC)
I just realized I could have just used {{incomplete list}} for the 2 articles this is tagged to. Bad Bad Guy 21:08, 4 February 2008 (UTC)
Or even better: {{sectionstub}} Loafing 21:49, 4 February 2008 (UTC)
If you didn't understand my last message, I was changing my decision to delete. Bad Bad Guy 22:25, 8 February 2008 (UTC)

I don't like the layout! It's not up to scratch compared with the other templates. – The Chort 15:03, 15 February 2008 (UTC)

(Double post!) Also, in the time it would take me to add this template to an article, I could have updated the article itself. It's like saying "Yeah, I need to edit this article but I can't be bothered, so I'll edit the article to prompt someone else to edit the article for me instead!" This is a knowledge base, not a live-action-news-media-coverage type of thing, and if the reader notices that the article is out of date, then he/she goes ahead and updates it there and then. This has always been the way of the HRWiki and it works absolutely fine. Delete.The Chort 21:26, 1 March 2008 (UTC)
It's been a unanimous delete for a month now. Bad Bad Guy 21:33, 1 March 2008 (UTC)
And now it was unanimously deleted (all the sysops who deleted it agree it should deleted. A.K.A Me). Elcool (talk)(contribs) 19:58, 29 March 2008 (UTC)
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