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WIGO numbering[edit]

Is there a table somewhere of WIGO numbers and whether they have a vote attached to them? I really doubt we've gone through 198,000 news stories. ℕoir LeSable (talk) 18:45, 15 April 2019 (UTC)

There is a database table, but also, why worry about it? We aren't gonna run out of a nextint() for a long time. I'd say just renumber the wrong one right now. AND THE REST OF YOU, USE THE DAMNED nextpoll=world NOT THIS MANUAL SHIT. ikanreed 🐐Bleat at me 19:12, 15 April 2019 (UTC)
That exists!? --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario!(Mod) 20:18, 15 April 2019 (UTC)
Huh, didn't realise that was possible. Every WIGO I've added has been manual. --RWRW (talk) 21:06, 15 April 2019 (UTC)
When you edit the page, there's literally a link you can click above the edit panel that does it for you. ikanreed 🐐Bleat at me 21:18, 15 April 2019 (UTC)
lol noobs Pizza SLICE.gifDuceMoosoliniYour friendly RW dictator moderator 21:26, 15 April 2019 (UTC)
I never ever used those links lol. And besides, I don't see that specific tag anywhere... --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario!(Mod) 21:54, 15 April 2019 (UTC)
The numbers are that high because somebody sometime accidentally added a digit, and then everyone after followed suit. And then it happened again. Avida Dollarsher again 16:35, 28 April 2019 (UTC)


What's with all the downvotes on the WIGO about Trump's veto on the Yemeni War resolution? It's a worthy story to be included on the page. Why don't people here think RW readers should know about things like this? Trump's deliberately continuing to aid the Saudi bloodbath in Yemen. That's something that should be on the WIGO page. Pizza SLICE.gifDuceMoosoliniYour friendly RW dictator moderator 02:26, 17 April 2019 (UTC)

It's called Trump Derangemenent syndrome. Liberal and centrists are willing to support a genocidal war if Trump is against it. Tuxer (talk) 14:53, 17 April 2019 (UTC)
How backwards do you have it? The resolution was to end support for the genocidal war(though it won't actually end the war, since it's useful enough for house of saud to pay for themselves). Opposing trump and opposing genocide are in alignment today. ikanreed 🐐Bleat at me 15:01, 17 April 2019 (UTC)
Like Reddit, votes are at times used to say "I (don't) like this" rather than "I (don't) think this is a (e.g.) relevant/valuable/accurate/etc. story". On top of that, anyone -- even randos popping through the site -- can vote on it, right? ℕoir LeSable (talk) 15:17, 17 April 2019 (UTC)
I always took the votes to mean "I don't like this event", not "This is a good story". Is it supposed to be used for the quality of the story and not your opinion of the event? MirrorIrorriM (talk) 20:44, 25 April 2019 (UTC)
Oof my WIGO about Biden standing in 2020 is sitting on -4. Guess there isn’t much love for Uncle Joe these days! —RWRW (talk) 20:53, 25 April 2019 (UTC)
@RWRW It's probably because election news goes in WIGO elections. Avida Dollarsher again 16:34, 28 April 2019 (UTC)

Gavin Williamson: Fallout guy[edit]

1. it is Fall guy not Fallout guy 2. you are not a fall guy if you did what are accused of. who do you think he is taking a fall for? AMassiveGay (talk) 13:52, 2 May 2019 (UTC)

Just posted to the WIGO[edit]

But holy shit is the republican descent into abortion madness becoming extreme. ikanreed 🐐Bleat at me 21:17, 8 May 2019 (UTC)

Oh no![edit]

Not foods being labeled organic, when they don't actually fall into that vaguely defined meaningless category! How terrible! ikanreed 🐐Bleat at me 16:42, 10 May 2019 (UTC)