page layout years

There is a discussion on my talk page on page layout.

For most of the last three hundred years there is inconsistency and duplication between the year in topic paragraph, the "see also" box and what is on the year by topic pages. Prior to 1950 I am pretty convinced we can painlessly (except for sore fingers) delete all of the year in topic paragraphs and ensure that the material goes into a "see also" box, creating such a box where none exists. Post 1950, particularly from the "year in US television" link a lot of material has been added to this paragraph as highlights (sometimes making up most of the page content pointed at).

Personally I think we should still delete the paragraph, keep the box linking to the topic sites and move any particularly important parts of the year in topic paragraph to the main chronological list. This does involve undoing quite a bit of work which someone has done.

Therefore, unlike for prior to 1950 (where I've said no objection= I do it) for post 1950 I won't touch these pages unless a significant number of people agree with the change. (I am also unlikely to get the pre 1950 stuff done before summer unless the service speed improves dramatically).

talk--BozMo 13:50, 7 May 2004 (UTC)

Something for BJAODN perhaps?

Friday, May 11, 1984 - A transit of Earth from Mars takes place; no one is there to observe it.

Removal of huge amount of content

I just reverted the removal of huge amounts of content from this page by an anon IP. I checked a few and found that they should not be removed. Any comments? - Tεxτurε 20:25, 12 Oct 2004 (UTC)