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Would it be possible to have the old version of the taglines saved here when the main tagline is saved than to go through the trouble of getting everyone to do it or just plain doing it? Or is it too much of a hassle? Just an idea. -Ecks

Yeah, that wouldn't be too difficult. I could probably use ThisMightBeABot to auto-copy the old ones over. I'll set it up tomorrow. --Duke33 13:54, 16 Dec 2005 (EST) should run every 15 minutes. Let me know if you see it mis-behaving. --Duke33 14:56, 17 Dec 2005 (EST)

Nothing's misbehaving, but I just want to point out that the old taglines are going under the heading, "Suggested Taglines". But it doesn't really matter that much.

Random taglines[edit]

How about a script to show a random tagline from the lists on this page? Many of these gems should see the light of day more often! (MoinMoin has a feature like this to show a fortune on the recent changes page.)

Sounds good to me, but don't look at me when it comes to writing code... *looks to others* --deathgecko (Evil Emperor of Lizards) 04:32, 13 December 2006 (UTC)

How to edit taglines question...[edit]

Do I just copy a not-already-used one and then edit it? Or do I make one up by myself? Just curious. --Lemita 20:14, 6 Apr 2006 (CDT)

You can just make one up yourself. Or use one of the not-already-used taglines-- I'm not really sure what those are for in the first place. But most people (I think) just see a lyric and stick the word "wiki" or "edit" in it.
Oh-tay. Thankies. =) --Lemita 18:00, 7 Apr 2006 (CDT)


If this page told you how long the current tagline has been used, it'd be perfect! For instance, I like the current one enough to give it a day, but after that I want to change it; but the disconcerting thing is: It may have already BEEN a day by now, or more! Could we please get some way to record the time of it all? --deathgecko (Evil Emperor of Lizards) 04:42, 13 December 2006 (UTC)

Try the history tab on top of Template:Current Tagline. -CapitalQtalk ♪ 12:07, 13 December 2006 (UTC)
thankies! --deathgecko (Evil Emperor of Lizards) 05:53, 14 December 2006 (UTC)

For History's sake[edit]

I'm gonna change it to "Wiki people are here. The smell of wiki is everywhere." :D Stalefries 03:14, 18 March 2007 (UTC)

That'd be the second time today, haha. :D It was put up earlier today by an anonymous user but changed in about an hour and a half, sadly. Goood tagline. -CapitalQtalk ♪ 03:18, 18 March 2007 (UTC)

Tagline to song[edit]

Has looked at the tagline and not known what song it was. So i suggest that we link the taglines to their song.


Where's My Wiki I don't know - Goodtimes2

I've thought about that before. But I think it would diminish the magic of the tagline somehow. ~ magbatz
I was going to pop in here and suggest this as well. I don't see how it would diminish any magic. There's definitely been a couple of times where I didn't know what song it was and would like to easily find out. -Joltman 10:58, 27 July 2007 (UTC)
Try Googling for the lyrics in quotes after replacing the word "wiki" (or 'edit tab' or whatever) with an asterisk. -CapitalQtalk ♪ 11:08, 27 July 2007 (UTC)
I know that I could do that, it would just be easier if the line was linked. I personally don't see why it would be such a big deal to link it. -Joltman 13:47, 27 July 2007 (UTC)

This topic hasn't been brought up in a few years, apparently, but I agree that it would be helpful to have a link to the song in reference. I know my share of obscure TMBG songs, but sometimes it's difficult to make sense of even the most obvious references. If people still want the fun of guessing, perhaps the song link could be added once the tagline is on the previous taglines list.

The current tagline ("The wiki! The wiki! The wiki's Danny Weinkauf!") would be a difficult one to search for if someone wanted to know the reference. The idea of this site is to promote the music, right? This could be a way for people to discover songs or references they didn't know. - thevince 10 March 2011


I'm about to merge the Taglines page with the Archived Taglines and Archived Taglines/Older pages. I'll integrate the suggested taglines into the older archived actual taglines (I could never differentiate what made which tagline which) since they're all taglines anyway. Then I'm putting the tentative new Taglines page over at Archived Taglines just for right now since TMBaB is set to direct taglines to there. And I'll leave the Taglines page intact, since everything on the Archive page will move there anyway once the Bot puts the old taglines on that page, if you guys go along with this. And then the Older Archive will move over to the Archive page. So basically, I'm just clearing off the suggested taglines and moving the recently-archived taglines to the main tagline page. (Did that make sense? I'm really tired.) ~ magbatz 04:01, 19 April 2007 (UTC)

I kept the categories the same as before, but everything else is ready to move. Also, I just put the suggested taglines with all the other used ones Archived Taglines/Older, but if we want to separate them, that's easy enough. ~ magbatz 04:11, 19 April 2007 (UTC)
I read "tagline." -CapitalQtalk ♪ 13:26, 19 April 2007 (UTC)

Does the tagline have to be based on a song?[edit]

because i had some good ideas, but they weren't based on songs (which may be why they didn't stay on the taglines thing for very long). I'm pretty sure this is a windmill 14:30, 17 September 2007 (UTC)

As a general rule, yes, you should try to base them off the lyrics of a song. Sometimes, exceptions are made, like yesterday for example, when we posted the flansburgh "My favorite wiki" quote. --Duke33 14:23, 19 September 2007 (UTC)

Suggested Taglines[edit]

Whenever I look at the Taglines page, I always wonder why someone would add their tagline to a list of Suggested Taglines instead of just enacting it as the tagline-- it never lasts long there anyway. After years of attempting to comprehend, I still do not understand this scientific phenomenon-- perhaps an explanation could help me? Thank you for your time, good citizens of the Wiki. ~ magbatz 01:05, 10 October 2007 (UTC)

I'm guessing low self-esteem. -- J Navarro

New Taglines?[edit]

For some reason, whenever the tagline changes, the old one does not appear on the archived taglines page. Is there a problem with my computer or the wiki? (I'd guess my computer). Oct. 10 2009

They Might Be Logical Positivists?[edit]

The lyrics to the song "Science is Real" seem reductionist, think of the Myth of Progress. It's too bad the Johns have apparently placed me outside the Eulerian circle of people who "seek knowledge", since I do, in fact, believe in angels.

I as well, I feel this song is a bit reductionist, but does this really belong on the tagline page? --jimmyZenShinsThreeHundred11 (talk)

Previous Tagline formatting[edit]

The list of previous/archived taglines is a bit of a mess. I don't suppose there's any easy way or a bot that can clean it up at this point? There are redundancies and lots of bulleted lists stuck in somehow. CJSF (talk) 09:04, 9 August 2019 (EDT)

Seems to not be working again[edit]

Doesn't look like the new(er) taglines are being copied to here anymore ButterBee (talk) 22:04, 15 June 2022 (EDT)