Talk:1754: Tornado Safety Tips

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Just to avoid edit wars and be clear with each other - Yeah. I don't want people reverting over and over without knowing our reasons. Jacky720 (talk) 14:30, 2 November 2016 (UTC)

Is the title-text a Ghostbusters reference? 18:01, 2 November 2016 (UTC)

I do not think so. --Kynde (talk) 21:03, 2 November 2016 (UTC)

Anyone who can explain the PSA better. As a non native english speakers I have never heard of PSA before, and although I understand what it means with the current explanation it is not really something that pops up when googled. A nice link would be great. I have also found a picture with this very title but it seems to only be on pinterest, so I'm not sure we could use it in this explanation... --Kynde (talk) 19:06, 2 November 2016 (UTC)

Does what I added help? It probably didn't aid things either that PSA, at least in 'Murica, actually stands for "Public Service Announcement," not the more specific "Public Safety Advisory," and the only thing I was able to find when searching for the latter was information about government committees named that. 01:59, 3 November 2016 (UTC)
What is there now is great. I could not find that wiki page when I searched. Thanks. --Kynde (talk) 08:31, 3 November 2016 (UTC)

I was just about to create a new category Category:Tornadoes, but when I posted the first link on the very first tornado comic, the link was already active. It turned out that Jacky720 had just created it earlier today. Turns out there were already ten comics referencing tornadoes before this one. Now we just need to create a category for volcanoes as well, I think they are just as often referenced... ;-) --Kynde (talk) 21:03, 2 November 2016 (UTC)

How about categories for Weather and Geologic Activity? 23:22, 2 November 2016 (UTC)
That could also make sense. But that would not rule out the volcano or tornado category. They would be soub categories. --Kynde (talk) 08:31, 3 November 2016 (UTC)

Should there be quotation marks around Tornadoes in the sentence "Tornadoes is a recurring subject on xkcd."? I realize that the construction is being used as "(category) is a recurring subject" with "Tornadoes" being a single category, but I can't help but cringe a little when I read "Tornadoes is"; my instinctual grammar sense is in conflict with the fact that on analyzing it I know it is following the rules. 12:00, 3 November 2016 (UTC)

No I agree that is should have been are. My bad. Someone has already corrected it. --Kynde (talk) 13:46, 3 November 2016 (UTC)

Can someone explain why Black Hat is on the poster? It's the only part that confuses me. (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

Black Hat is well known for his controversial statements or actions in the XKCD universe. He is often the character that will ruin something just for the sake of it, even more so if it may have dire consequences for others. Many safety posters feature a person or character giving the advice for more emotional impact and this seems exactly like the kind of confusing and potentially dangerous poster he would create and he would not be ashamed of being featured on it. Ralfoide (talk) 16:18, 3 November 2016 (UTC)

The sentence "in 937: TornadoGuard. Sadly that seems to also have been made by Black Hat!" seems unsubstantiated. Nothing in 937 mentions Black Hat. Ralfoide (talk) 15:56, 3 November 2016 (UTC)