Talk:729: Laser Pointer

Explain xkcd: It's 'cause you're dumb.
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My cat still chases this hopeless dream. Sucker. Davidy22[talk] 13:29, 18 February 2013 (UTC)

The laser cavity link in the explanation now redirects to optical cavity. 22:50, 28 January 2014 (UTC)

Cats with frickin' laser beams. *finger to lip* Jakee308 (talk) 17:51, 9 June 2015 (UTC)

Cats have a large amount of morals? Since when? 04:35, 2 September 2015 (UTC)

removing the [citarion needed]s

does this wiki have any policey on the use of [citarion needed]s because based on wikipedia police the use's of it in this article should be removed (talk) 02:56, 3 February 2024‎ (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

This wiki does indeed have a policy on {{Citation needed}}s, in that this is a local template specifically to tie in with our idea of the general joke of a particular comic (follow its link, and see, or just hover and see where your browser hints at the desfination).
What is a 'normal' "Citation needed", in general wikidom, is fulfilled by {{Actual citation needed}}, which should probably be addressed (or dismissed) and the markup removed as necessary. But the first one is generally "stating some inarguable fact,[citation needed] that absolutely does not require a Citation".
In fact, if it needs a Citation then it should be made 'Actual ...', and if it has one then it's no longer serving a jokey purpose (IMO). I'm also not partial to multiple CNs in the same article (unless very long, to give plenty of elbow room), though this article has two in close proximity. To that extent, I might look at the two here and cull the less comedic one.
In fact, shoehorning even just one into every Explanation also kills the joke, for me. Its value is greater for rarity. Find the one really humorous point within a (decent) fraction of the pages. If I were to find that both 728 and 730 had example(s), I might prune one or more out, beyond the above stipulation.
But that's not this wiki's policy, it's my opinion. Wiki policy (or official community consensus, really) does not require removal like a 'real' version of it as found elsewhere. Because it's not the same at all.
HTH, HAND. 03:38, 3 February 2024 (UTC)