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QOTD: What Do You Think of Our Weekend Comedy?

This is on a trial basis only and we’ve had mixed reactions in the comments. Some of you think it’s awesome and can't get enough of it, others can’t stand the idea of “every weekend being April Fools.”

First off, the most important thing to point out is that it is definitely not our intention to trick you guys into thinking x company bought y company for $17 billion, or something similar. The titles are clearly marked with a bullet point, and a footnote in the article itself explains that none of the information printed should be considered factual and that it’s intended for weekend entertainment only.

As always, without you guys we’re nothing, so we’d appreciate some well thought out feedback on this. We think it’s a great idea and would love to keep coming up with funny stories to brighten up your weekend. That said, if you have suggestions on how we could improve on the current idea, like putting the comedy elsewhere on the site in a special “funnies” section, removing it from the site once the first news article on Monday is posted or sticking to factual but entertaining pieces (like this week's list of five horrendous Sci-Fi remakes), we would love to hear them.

We’re community based and this site is as much yours as it is ours, so today’s QOTD is: What do you think of our weekend comedy?

[Update: Just to chime in here, we're not going to be using the News section for comedy stories. These 3 weeks were a test to see if you guys like the stories. For those who like the comedy stories, perhaps you can suggest an area of the site where they would be appropriate.--Tuan]

  • kategra84
    I think you showld try to write quality articles - not April 1st BS !
    Tomshardware was an respectible site with very little biased articles.
    I'v been visiting Tomshardware on regular since 2005 and after the site was bought i feel like some of the articles are not the same in quality as before.
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  • kategra84
    I think you showld try to write quality articles - not April 1st BS !
    Tomshardware was an respectible site with very little biased articles.
    I'v been visiting Tomshardware on regular since 2005 and after the site was bought i feel like some of the articles are not the same in quality as before.
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  • icepick314
    personally i think yall should get rid of the bullet points and the footnote to see just HOW many people you can fool each and every weekend...
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  • JMcEntegart
    kategra84I think you showld try to write quality articles - not April 1st BS !Tomshardware was an respectible site with very little biased articles.I'v been visiting Tomshardware on regular since 2005 and after the site was bought i feel like some of the articles are not the same in quality as before.
    We do write quality articles. We're not talking about replacing the content we already produce with entertainment. Just supplementing the weekends with entertainment.
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  • wingsofzion
    Yea, seriously I think you guys should just stick to posting "real" news articles. IF you guys are running out of content to report on try to start making new sections that get more news feeds. The time your writers wasted on that stupid Steve Jobs article could have been spent actually finding out a new piece of info on the upcoming conference on June 8th. Think about it, people seriously won't be waiting in utter anticipation for the weekend to see what you guys have come up with so let's stick to real journalism shall we.
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  • JMcEntegart
    icepick314personally i think yall should get rid of the bullet points and the footnote to see just HOW many people you can fool each and every weekend...
    Like I said, we're not looking to trick anyone. We're just trying to give you guys a few laughs. Not marking them would seriously damage our credibility.
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  • betrayer_
    the weekend articles are fun, but i'm so used to THG being a factual site, by the end of each article i've forgoten it aint real. the footnote helps there.

    personally i think its great, but maybe not the best idea to put it in the news section.
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  • Robert17
    Waste of effort. I'm certain you all have a good sense of humor, but there are plenty of web sites for humor. If you discover something you think is worth sharing, put it in a link/partner section. I come to Tom's for news/reviews/advice. Have for years. Stick to your core competencies.
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  • foldsomething
    I've been visiting nearly every weekday for the last 9 years (geez, time flies!), and I have to say that while the stories are funny, it's not really what I'm looking for from Tomshardware. I prefer the news and reviews and analysis straight up. If you keep doing them, definitely do NOT get rid of the bullet points.
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  • Tindytim
    I don't care, they're marked
    If you don't like them, don't read them. It's not like they make these rather than making other articles, it just crap for the weekend.

    And I think most of them are pretty retarded.
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