Talk:2826: Gold

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Why do people have to add "Citation Needed" tags when there is no need, nor is it funny. The joke stopped being funny at least a decade ago. SDSpivey (talk) 16:21, 9 September 2023 (UTC)

   [Citation needed] 19:17, 9 September 2023 (UTC)
It can be amusing when it's used occasionally... say, in fewer than 1 page in 4 or 5. Every page, let alone multiple times on a single page? It's like the guy who tells the same weak puns, over and over, anytime one tries to talk with him. Who can't stop doing it. Who has lost friends and roommates over that habit but still can't stop.
Please don't be that guy. Stop with the constant stream of "citation needed"s. BunsenH (talk) 22:51, 9 September 2023 (UTC)
I agree... I always check the link because I'm hopeful it will be something more clever, like when RM would link in the blog to a person looking to buy a Chevy Citation or something like that... but no, it's always the ancient "Wikipedia protester" comic! Mathmannix (talk) 12:40, 10 September 2023 (UTC)
At this point it's running gag and it's ok to have one on every page. Granted, having multiple on single page might be too much, unless it's some REALLY funny case. -- Hkmaly (talk) 03:10, 11 September 2023 (UTC)

Believe it or not, this comic genuinely made me say "Aww..." 12:24, 10 September 2023 (UTC)

FYI in this context it's "Au".
ProphetZarquon (talk) 17:39, 10 September 2023 (UTC)
Can't believe I didn't think of that! *facepalm* 08:18, 11 September 2023 (UTC)

I always assumed it was because of gold's use in high-end electronics. It assures a corrosion free and high bandwidth connection, thus symbolizing the communication necessary for a healthy marriage. 15:34, 10 September 2023 (UTC)

This is also good idea, but note that it shares the little issue of gold being used for wedding rings way longer than someone discovered what bandwidth is. Now, there could be something on the corrosion-free part. -- Hkmaly (talk) 03:10, 11 September 2023 (UTC)
Surely anyone making wedding rings should know what width the bands ought to be? 09:27, 11 September 2023 (UTC)

Given the link to What If? 1, I wonder what kinds of nucleosynthesis would result from that relativistic baseball... BunsenH (talk) 16:00, 10 September 2023 (UTC)

Don't understand the last line of the current explanation - I can't see anything in the comic that refers to, or even hints at, astrology. 16:38, 11 September 2023 (UTC)

removing transcript incomplete tag " said the fool. Me[citation needed] 18:56, 3 October 2023 (UTC)