Talk:Disappearing Sunday Update

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This comic isn't a numbered comic. The ephemeral ghost comic has broken explainxkcd! 22:23, 4 August 2019 (UTC)

Fair point. Probably the page should be renamed to 2184.5 or something. 08:52, 5 August 2019 (UTC)

Well, it broke the xkcd client I use. (Easy xkcd, Android) Just crashes on start. I hope it will fix itself when the normal one comes out. I also hope that this comic will remain here when it is taken down. Fghsgh (talk) 22:43, 4 August 2019 (UTC) fghsgh

Previous then Next on 404's... Trivia! 22:59, 4 August 2019 (UTC)

It's not rendering for me on the portal, could anyone else verify? I'm excited in seeing what else this comic will break. Kirdneh (talk) 23:11, 4 August 2019 (UTC)

This works for me now. —TobyBartels (talk) 08:59, 5 August 2019 (UTC)

I wonder what will happen tomorrow! Oh the antici- pation! 00:01, 5 August 2019 (UTC) Sam

Others had the same idea I did, this comic has been archived to For posterity(?) 02:52, 5 August 2019 (UTC)

I only noticed this on Monday morning, so was surprised to find that there isn't more detail about the various things the comic mentions possibly breaking. It got me wondering how many people on the site (especially the younger ones) aren't even aware of IP over Avian Carriers, Gopherspace, or lynx. This is one of those comics that could easily be a forest of links to interesting things you might never have thought to look for. -- Angel (talk) 07:47, 5 August 2019 (UTC)

I added a list; you should add more explanation to it. —TobyBartels (talk) 08:59, 5 August 2019 (UTC)

Has the comic been changed since it was posted, to stop breaking things? Because it's appearing as #2185 for me and the link to that number from #2184 works. (Also, I love that--Internet Archive notwithstanding--we're almost certainly going to keep a well-explained copy of this comic alive for posterity. What will we number it, though? Has Randall broken explain xkcd too?) -- Peregrine (talk) 08:52, 5 August 2019 (UTC)

Seems so. It now has 2185 on the xkcd website and it is to be found in the archive at the current moment, before the Monday comic comes out. Probably Randall found out it would give too much trouble not numbering it. Wonder if he really deletes it... It will still be here and in the web-archive forever. But of course if he does delete it and names the next comic 2185 then this comic will have to be moved to a special page like his Radiation sheet etc. I have taken some screen dumps that I will post in a trivia here. To show that it is now currently a normal comic with number 2185. --Kynde (talk) 09:02, 5 August 2019 (UTC)

It's also possible that Randall could use the whatever mechanism was used for for this comic. --Xuth

It's Monday

It's Monday, and the comic is still on the front page of WhiteDragon (talk) 13:48, 5 August 2019 (UTC)

Nothing strange about this. It is not unusual for Randall to post a comic later in the day. And for this day he may even have reason to do so. Anyway this is a advertisement stunt, and by breaking the different viewers he has gotten more focus on his page than usual. Maybe this comic will just stay until Wednesday and not disappear at all. I would not be surprised. Also removing it will probably make trouble for Randall's own page now... But interesting if it disappears when the next comic arrives. Until it does, he has promised this comic would stay, so it being here on Monday is not against his promise that it should go away... --Kynde (talk) 15:16, 5 August 2019 (UTC)

Monday afternoon (eastern USA time)-I use the RSS link from XKCD, and the "Feed" page of, a convenient way to organize a dozen or so sites I watch. As of this morning, there were still two RSS links to "Disappearing Sunday Update", then the newer RSS link pointed to Cumulonimbus (2185), and eventually the RSS text updated to also say "Cumulonimbus". The original RSS link to "Disappearing Sunday Update" is still there and now points to -- a different book advert. 22:57, 5 August 2019 (UTC)

Ascii-art comics

When my computer was still too slow for doing real work in graphics mode (and my monitor didn't like any decent graphics mode my Ruby VGA card could produce) I actually had configured my lynx to show images using aview. For comics that method is too low-res. But when you stand back from your monitor for about 3 meters you get fairly good approximations of most images without having to switch to graphics mode.Gunterkoenigsmann (talk) 15:13, 5 August 2019 (UTC)

Now there's followed by . . . when will it end? 15:32, 5 August 2019 (UTC)

2185 is now here It looks like this one really disappeared.
The comic's page may be gone, but its image is still accessible: 20:33, 5 August 2019 (UTC)
This means that the "permanent link" was, in fact, not permanent. 23:31, 5 August 2019 (UTC)

I have added this comic to the Category:Extra comics, and made links to it from the two comics released around its release. Also I have moved the page so this page name does not refer to 2185. I have also updated the explanation to past. since it is no longer an xkcd comic, but only an archived memory. And updated the explanation where references to guessing about what happened after Monday release was not yet corrected to facts. --Kynde (talk) 12:56, 6 August 2019 (UTC)