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==A==
==A==
*'''admin''' ''(n.)'': Short for "administrator". A member of the group of users with special privileges.  See ''bureaucrat'', ''developer'', and ''sysop''.
*'''admin''' ''(n.)'': Short for "administrator". A member of the group of users with special privileges.  See ''bureaucrat'', ''developer'', and ''sysop''.
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*'''anonny''' ''(n.; pl.'' '''anonnies''''')'': An anonymous contributor, identified only by an ''IP address''. Less common: a user who forgets to sign his or her talk post. References [[Anonymous Contributor]] from [[rock opera]]. In other areas of the Internet, an anonny is called an anon.
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*'''anonny''' ''(n.; pl.'' '''anonnies''''')'': An anonymous contributor, identified only by an ''IP address''. Less common: a user who forgets to sign his or her talk post. References [[Anonymous]] from [[rock opera]]. In other areas of the Internet, an anonny is called an anon.
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*'''arg against''' ''(n.; abbrev.)'': "Argument against." An ''argument'' to reject a proposed idea.
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*'''arg against''' ''(n.; abbrev.)'': "Argument against." An ''argument'' to reject a proposed ''STUFF item''.
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*'''arg for''' ''(n.; abbrev.)'': "Argument for." An ''argument'' in favor of keeping a proposed idea.
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*'''arg for''' ''(n.; abbrev.)'': "Argument for." An ''argument'' in favor of keeping a proposed ''STUFF item''.
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*'''argument''' ''(n.)'': A persuasive statement used in the discussion process. Arguments are not conversational, and may be merged or reworded so long as the overall meaning doesn't change.
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*'''argument''' ''(n.)'': A persuasive statement used in the ''STUFF process''. Arguments are not conversational, and may be merged or reworded so long as the overall meaning doesn't change.
==B==
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*'''bandwidth''' ''(n.)'': The amount of data that can be (or is) transferred between the server and users' computers at a given time.
*'''bandwidth''' ''(n.)'': The amount of data that can be (or is) transferred between the server and users' computers at a given time.
*'''block''' ''(v.)'': To prevent a user from editing, based either on the ''user name,'' the user's ''IP address'', or both. ''See also: [[HRWiki:Blocking Policy]]''
*'''block''' ''(v.)'': To prevent a user from editing, based either on the ''user name,'' the user's ''IP address'', or both. ''See also: [[HRWiki:Blocking Policy]]''
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*'''bot''' ''(n.)'': Short for ''robot''. An automated software program, usually designed to deface or [http://www.tfd.com/spam spam]; they can also be used beneficially, like [[User:GrapeNuts|GrapeNuts]]. ''For a list of HRWiki bots, see [[Special:Listusers/bot|list]].''
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*'''bot''' ''(n.)'': Short for ''robot''. An automated software program, usually designed to deface or [http://www.tfd.com/spam spam]; they can also be used beneficially, like [[User:GrapeNuts|GrapeNuts]].
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*'''bureaucrat''' ''(n.)'': An ''admin'' with more privileges than a ''sysop''.  Has the ability to make other users sysops and change people's usernames. ''For a list of HRWiki bureaucrats, see [[Special:Listusers/bureaucrat|list]].''
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*'''bureaucrat''' ''(n.)'': An ''admin'' with more privileges than a ''sysop''.  Has the ability to make other users sysops and change people's usernames.
==C==
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*'''cat''' ''(abbrev.)'': Short for category.
 
*'''category''' ''(n.)'' A collective group of articles that are organized by a common theme.
*'''category''' ''(n.)'' A collective group of articles that are organized by a common theme.
*'''collaborative project''' ''(n.)'' An occasional week-long project focused on cleaning up articles.
*'''collaborative project''' ''(n.)'' An occasional week-long project focused on cleaning up articles.
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==D==
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*'''Da Basement''' ''(prop n.)'': The ''sysop'' message board, used for major decisions on the wiki, located at [[HRWiki:Da Basement]].
*'''Da Basement''' ''(prop n.)'': The ''sysop'' message board, used for major decisions on the wiki, located at [[HRWiki:Da Basement]].
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*'''developer''' ''(n.)'': An ''admin'' who can make direct changes to the ''MediaWiki'' software and database. ''For a list of HRWiki developers, see [[Special:Listusers/developer|list]].''
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*'''developer''' ''(n.)'': An ''admin'' who can make direct changes to the ''MediaWiki'' software and database.
*'''discussion page''' ''(n.; also'' '''discussion''''')'': See ''talk page''.
*'''discussion page''' ''(n.; also'' '''discussion''''')'': See ''talk page''.
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*'''Fanstuff''' ''(prop. n.)'': [[HRFWiki:Main Page|fanstuff.hrwiki.org]]
*'''Fanstuff''' ''(prop. n.)'': [[HRFWiki:Main Page|fanstuff.hrwiki.org]]
*'''featured article''' ''(n.)'': An article that has been or is currently featured on the [[Main Page]].
*'''featured article''' ''(n.)'': An article that has been or is currently featured on the [[Main Page]].
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*'''[[Flash]]''' ''(n.)'': The animation software used by [[The Brothers Chaps]] to create [[Homestar Runner (body of work)|homestarrunner.com]]. Also refers to the system used to play them over the Internet.
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*'''Flash''' ''(prop. n.'': See ''Macromedia Flash''.
*'''Flash artifact''' ''(n.)'': An animation shortcut seen by viewing the Flash file directly, such as a character missing a limb.
*'''Flash artifact''' ''(n.)'': An animation shortcut seen by viewing the Flash file directly, such as a character missing a limb.
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*'''Flash file''' ''(n.)'': See ''[[Flash]]''.
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*'''Flash file''' ''(n.)'': See ''Macromedia Flash''.
*'''Forum''' ''(prop. n.)'': [http://forum.hrwiki.org forum.hrwiki.org]
*'''Forum''' ''(prop. n.)'': [http://forum.hrwiki.org forum.hrwiki.org]
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*'''fun fact''' ''(n., oft cap. 'Fun Fact')'': A piece of information that is included in a special section on articles, usually toons. The term ''fun'' is used even though it is somewhat subjective. Fun facts are further split into ''explanations'', ''trivia'', ''remarks'', ''goofs'', ''glitches'', ''inside references'', ''real-world references'', and (if a subsequent toon has made a reference to the toon in question) ''fast forward''. (There are also some ''ad hoc'' categories which are justified on an article-by-article basis; for example, ''[[boring (really)#Strong Bad's list of 3-letter words|Strong Bad's list of 3-letter words]]''. ''Goofs'' and ''Glitches'' can also be followed up with ''Fixed Goofs'' and ''Fixed Glitches'', respectively, if necessary.) Disputed fun facts are discussed on talk pages, and there is lots of advice for [[HRWiki:STUFF/About|what makes a good fun fact]].
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*'''fun fact''' ''(n., oft cap. 'Fun Fact')'': A piece of information that is included in a special section on articles, usually toons. The term ''fun'' is used even though it is somewhat subjective. Fun facts are further split into ''explanations'', ''trivia'', ''remarks'', ''goofs'', ''glitches'', ''inside references'', ''real-world references'', and (if a subsequent toon has made a reference to the toon in question) ''fast forward''. (There are also some ''ad hoc'' categories which are justified on an article-by-article basis; for example, ''[[boring (really)#Strong Bad's list of 3-letter words|Strong Bad's list of 3-letter words]]''. ''Goofs'' and ''Glitches'' can also be followed up with ''Fixed Goofs'' and ''Fixed Glitches'', respectively, if necessary.)
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*'''Gnome''' ''(n.)'': See: [[HRWiki:WikiGnome|Wikignome]].
*'''Gnome''' ''(n.)'': See: [[HRWiki:WikiGnome|Wikignome]].
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*'''Gnoming''' ''(v.)'': Performing small edits and actions attributed to being a [[HRWiki:WikiGnome|Wikignome]].
 
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==M==
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*'''Macromedia Flash''' ''(n.)'': See [[Flash]].
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*'''[[Macromedia Flash]]''' ''(n.)'': The animation software used by [[The Brothers Chaps]] to create [[Homestar Runner (body of work)|homestarrunner.com]]. Also refers to the system used to play them over the Internet.
*'''MediaWiki''' ''(prop. n.)'': The software used by this wiki and [http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Sites_using_MediaWiki many others].
*'''MediaWiki''' ''(prop. n.)'': The software used by this wiki and [http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Sites_using_MediaWiki many others].
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*'''meh''' ''(interj.)'': A net-culture interjection to express passivity, sadness, indifference, or vague disapproval. On this wiki, sometimes intended (or presumed) to reference [[The Cheat]]'s speech, but usage predates Homestar Runner.
*'''move''' ''(v.)'': To change the name of a page. Moving a page automatically creates a ''redirect'' from the old name to the new name.
*'''move''' ''(v.)'': To change the name of a page. Moving a page automatically creates a ''redirect'' from the old name to the new name.
*'''mprotect''' ''(v.)'': To protect an image because it is on the Main Page.
*'''mprotect''' ''(v.)'': To protect an image because it is on the Main Page.
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*'''Recent Changes''' ''(prop. n.)'': Recent edits on the wiki, found at [[Special:Recentchanges]].
*'''Recent Changes''' ''(prop. n.)'': Recent edits on the wiki, found at [[Special:Recentchanges]].
*'''redirect''' ''(n.)'': A page name that redirects the user to an article. If an article is moved, a redirect will be left behind at its former name to point to the new one; another common use is to direct frequent misspellings or variants of a phrase to the correct article.
*'''redirect''' ''(n.)'': A page name that redirects the user to an article. If an article is moved, a redirect will be left behind at its former name to point to the new one; another common use is to direct frequent misspellings or variants of a phrase to the correct article.
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*'''revise''' ''(v.; inflected form:'' '''revision''''')'': To make a major change to the wording of something.
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*'''revise''' ''(v.; inflected form:'' '''revision''''')'': To make a major change to the wording of a ''STUFF item'', which is set apart from the original wording in its own section, with its own ''vote table''.
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*'''reword''' ''(v.)'': To make a minor change to the wording of something. The wording of an item that is reworded may change significantly, but the overall meaning stays the same.
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*'''reword''' ''(v.)'': To make a minor change to the wording of a ''STUFF item''. The wording of an item that is reworded may change significantly, but the overall meaning stays the same.
*'''rv''' ''(v.t.; abbrev.)'': "Reverted." Used in an ''edit summary'' to indicate that the page has been restored to a previous condition as though the next-to-last edit never occurred.
*'''rv''' ''(v.t.; abbrev.)'': "Reverted." Used in an ''edit summary'' to indicate that the page has been restored to a previous condition as though the next-to-last edit never occurred.
*'''rv/s''' ''(v.t.; abbrev.; also'' '''rvs''''')'': "Reverted spam." Similar to ''rv'', but used when the edit in question is ''spamming''.
*'''rv/s''' ''(v.t.; abbrev.; also'' '''rvs''''')'': "Reverted spam." Similar to ''rv'', but used when the edit in question is ''spamming''.
*'''rv/v''' ''(v.t.; abbrev.; also'' '''rvv''''')'': "Reverted vandalism." Similar to ''rv'', but used when the edit in question is ''vandalism''.
*'''rv/v''' ''(v.t.; abbrev.; also'' '''rvv''''')'': "Reverted vandalism." Similar to ''rv'', but used when the edit in question is ''vandalism''.
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*'''rm''' ''(v.t.; abbrev.)'': Short for "remove", typically followed by whatever was removed.
 
==S==
==S==
*'''scheduled chat''' ''(n.)'' A set time for people to join a specified channel, due to scarceness of users otherwise. The channel [irc://irc.freenode.net/hrwiki #hrwiki] is scheduled on Mondays and Fridays at 2:00–6:00 pm Pacific / 5:00–9:00 pm Eastern.
*'''scheduled chat''' ''(n.)'' A set time for people to join a specified channel, due to scarceness of users otherwise. The channel [irc://irc.freenode.net/hrwiki #hrwiki] is scheduled on Mondays and Fridays at 2:00–6:00 pm Pacific / 5:00–9:00 pm Eastern.
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*'''seek bar''' ''(n.)'': A bar that can be placed under the toons and used to quickly jump from one part of the toon to another. It also usually count the number of frames and have a pause, rewind and frame-by-frame features. A seek bar can be obtained with [[User:Phlip/Greasemonkey|Phlip's Greasemonkey Homestar All-In-One script]] for Firefox users.
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*'''sic''' A notice, found often (but not solely) in the form of a comment tag in the transcript of cartoons, stating that there is a purposeful spelling error, and not an error of the transcriber's. This stops future editors from changing the text or word to its "correct spelling".
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*'''sic''': A notice, found often (but not solely) in the form of a comment tag in the transcript of cartoons, stating that there is a purposeful spelling error, and not an error of the transcriber's. This stops future editors from changing the text or word to its "correct spelling".
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*'''sig''' ''(n.)'' A signature used by a user. It may be plain or colored via hexadecimal numbers and may have links to a user's talk page and/or contributions. Also, the ''subpage'' where the code for a specialized signature is stored, seen in the form "User:Username/sig".
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*'''sig''' ''(n.)'': A signature used by a user. It may be plain or colored via hexadecimal numbers and may have links to a user's talk page and/or contributions. Also, the ''subpage'' where the code for a specialized signature is stored, seen in the form "User:Username/sig".
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*'''sidebar''' ''(n.)'': A frame found on the left side of most wikis. The sidebar may contain useful links such as Navigation, Search, Toolbox, and External.
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*'''sidebar''' ''(n.)'': A frame found on the left side of most wikis. The sidebar may contain useful links such as Navigation, Search, Toolbox, and External. Articles about toons also have links to the subtitle source pages for different languages.
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*'''speedy delete''' ''(n.)'' A notice that shows an article is pending deletion and it doesn't require a consensus.
*'''speedy delete''' ''(n.)'' A notice that shows an article is pending deletion and it doesn't require a consensus.
*'''stub''' ''(n.)'': A notice that an article needs to be expanded. Also, an incomplete article. Note that a stub is not necessarily short, and a short article is not necessarily a stub.
*'''stub''' ''(n.)'': A notice that an article needs to be expanded. Also, an incomplete article. Note that a stub is not necessarily short, and a short article is not necessarily a stub.
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*'''STUFF''' ''(n.; also the'' '''STUFF process''' ''or the'' '''STUFF page''''')'': No longer in use. Originally an acronym for "Select The Usable Fun Facts," [[HRWiki:STUFF]] was the place where ''STUFF items'' were voted upon for inclusion or exclusion from an article, based on whether a majority agrees they are notable. More often than not, the articles were for toons, usually recent toons.
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*'''STUFF''' ''(n.; also the'' '''STUFF process''' ''or the'' '''STUFF page''''')'': Originally an acronym for "Select The Unusable Fun Facts," [[HRWiki:STUFF]] is the place where ''STUFF items'' are voted upon for inclusion or exclusion from an article. More often than not, the articles are for toons, usually recent toons.
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*'''STUFF''' ''(v.t.; inflected forms:'' '''STUFF'd''', '''STUFFing''' ''or'' '''STUFF'ing''''')'': When ''STUFF'' was active, to place a ''STUFF item'' into the ''STUFF process.''
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*'''STUFF''' ''(v.t.; inflected forms:'' '''STUFF'd''', '''STUFFing''' ''or'' '''STUFF'ing''''')'': To place a ''STUFF item'' into the ''STUFF process.''
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*'''STUFF item''' ''(n.; also'' '''item''''')'': A ''fun-fact'' candidate. When ''STUFF'' was active, a piece of information proposed for inclusion on an article, but whose accuracy or relevancy was in question. The term also refers to the specific section that an item took up on the ''STUFF page''.
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*'''STUFF item''' ''(n.; also'' '''item''''')'': A ''fun-fact'' candidate. This is a piece of information that has been proposed for inclusion on an article, but whose accuracy or relevancy is in question. The term also refers to the specific section that an item takes up on the ''STUFF page''.
*'''subcategory''' ''(n.)'': A more exclusive category within a bigger one.
*'''subcategory''' ''(n.)'': A more exclusive category within a bigger one.
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*'''subpage''' ''(n.)'': A separate page that is directly related to its parent page. Formatted as, '''Page Title/Subpage'''. Users can have these, depending on their purpose. ''See also: [[HRWiki:User space]]''
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*'''subpage''' ''(n.)'': A separate page that is directly related to its parent page. Formatted as, '''Page Title/Subpage'''. Users can have these. ''See also: [[HRWiki:User space]]''
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*'''sysop''' ''(n.)'' Short for ''systems operator''. An ''admin'' who can block and unblock users, delete and undelete pages, protect and unprotect pages, and directly edit protected pages. ''See also: [[HRWiki:Sysops]]. For a list of HRWiki sysops, see [[Special:Listusers/sysop|list]].''
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*'''sysop''' ''(n.)'' Short for ''systems operator''. An ''admin'' who can block and unblock users, delete and undelete pages, protect and unprotect pages, and directly edit protected pages. ''See also: [[HRWiki:Sysops]]''.
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*'''talk page''' ''(n.; also'' '''talk''''')'': A page used to discuss a particular article. Virtually every page in the wiki has a corresponding talk page; it can be found by clicking the "discussion" tab at the top. Instructions to view a talk page are often seen in ''edit summaries'' as "see talk." Talk pages are intended to assist in the upkeep of the wiki; conversational discussion should be directed to the ''Forum''.
*'''talk page''' ''(n.; also'' '''talk''''')'': A page used to discuss a particular article. Virtually every page in the wiki has a corresponding talk page; it can be found by clicking the "discussion" tab at the top. Instructions to view a talk page are often seen in ''edit summaries'' as "see talk." Talk pages are intended to assist in the upkeep of the wiki; conversational discussion should be directed to the ''Forum''.
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*'''TBD''' ''(n.)'': "To Be Discussed." A notice that shows that an article's status (deletion, merging, redirecting, keeping) is pending following discussion.
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*'''TBD''' ''(n.)'': "To Be Deleted." A notice that shows that an article is pending deletion.
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*'''TTBD''' ''(n.)'':  "Talk To Be Discussed." A notice that the current talk page corresponds to an article whose status (deletion, merging, redirecting, keeping) is pending following discussion.
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*'''TTBD''' ''(n.)'':  "Talk To Be Deleted." A notice that the article is pending deletion that corresponds to the current talk page.
*'''template''' ''(n.)'': Some form of device to provide a separation of form or structure from content.
*'''template''' ''(n.)'': Some form of device to provide a separation of form or structure from content.
*'''The Stick''' ''(prop. n.)'': The community portal used by this wiki, found at [[HRWiki:The Stick]]. It includes links to committees and other helpful articles. See also the main ''namespace'' article on [[The Stick]].
*'''The Stick''' ''(prop. n.)'': The community portal used by this wiki, found at [[HRWiki:The Stick]]. It includes links to committees and other helpful articles. See also the main ''namespace'' article on [[The Stick]].
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*'''troll''' ''(n.)'': One who ''trolls'' (see next entry). Also, a vandal (in this sense technically a [[HRWiki_talk:Glossary#Miss_Nomer_2005|misnomer]]).  
*'''troll''' ''(n.)'': One who ''trolls'' (see next entry). Also, a vandal (in this sense technically a [[HRWiki_talk:Glossary#Miss_Nomer_2005|misnomer]]).  
*'''troll''' ''(v.; inflected form:'' '''trolling''''')'': To post comments in an Internet community intended to get a negative reaction or to disrupt or inflame a situation. Also, to vandalize (in this sense technically a [[HRWiki_talk:Glossary#Miss_Nomer_2005|misnomer]]).  
*'''troll''' ''(v.; inflected form:'' '''trolling''''')'': To post comments in an Internet community intended to get a negative reaction or to disrupt or inflame a situation. Also, to vandalize (in this sense technically a [[HRWiki_talk:Glossary#Miss_Nomer_2005|misnomer]]).  
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*<span id="TTATOT"></span>'''TTATOT''' ''(n.)'': "This, That, And The Other Thing." Applicable when a reference in a toon could refer to one of many similar things. The rule of thumb is that if it could apply to several things, it probably refers to nothing in particular, or to a genre in general.
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*'''TTATOT''' ''(n.)'': "This That And The Other Thing." Applicable when a reference in a toon could refer to one of many similar things. The rule of thumb is that if it could apply to several things, it probably refers to nothing in particular.
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*'''upload file''' ''(v)'': A feature that allows users to save files that pertain to the H*R, like images, onto the wiki.
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*'''upload file''' ''(v)'': A feature that allows users to save files that pertain to the H*R, like images, unto the wiki.
*'''user''' ''(n.)'': the name for a contributor of a wiki. Users may be logged in or anonymous.
*'''user''' ''(n.)'': the name for a contributor of a wiki. Users may be logged in or anonymous.
*'''userboxes''' ''(n.)'': See [[HRWiki:Userboxes|HRWiki:Userboxes]]
*'''userboxes''' ''(n.)'': See [[HRWiki:Userboxes|HRWiki:Userboxes]]

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