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]