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=== [[Timeline]] project ===
=== [[Timeline]] project ===
Help me categorize everything that ever happened in the Homestar Runner universe into order! ( --<small><sub><span style="white-space: nowrap" class="plainlinks"><span style="border-left: 1px #505050 solid; border-right: 1px #505050 solid; color: #505050; background: #e0e0e0; font-weight: bold; font-variant: small-caps; font-size: 90%; line-height: 80%" class="nounderlinelink">[[User:Nerd42|<span style="color: #505050">NERD42 </span>]]<span style="background: #ffa0a0">&nbsp;[ <span style="color: #505050">email</span>]&nbsp;</span><span style="background: #ffffa0">&nbsp;[[User_talk:Nerd42|<span style="color: #505050">talk</span>]]&nbsp;</span><span style="background: #a0ffa0">&nbsp;[ <span style="color: #505050"> h²g²</span>]&nbsp;</span><span style="background: #a0a0ff">&nbsp;[ <span style="color: #505050">pedia</span>]&nbsp;</span><span style="background: #ffa0ff">&nbsp;[ <span style="color: #505050">uncyc</span>]&nbsp;</span></span></span></sub></small> 18:37, 9 January 2006 (UTC)
Help me categorize everything that ever happened in the Homestar Runner universe into order! ( --<small><sub><span class="plainlinks"><span style="border-left: 1px #505050 solid; border-right: 1px #505050 solid; color: #505050; background: #e0e0e0; font-weight: bold; font-variant: small-caps; font-size: 90%; line-height: 80%" class="nounderlinelink">[[User:Nerd42|<span style="color: #505050">NERD42 </span>]]<span style="background: #ffa0a0">&nbsp;[ <span style="color: #505050">email</span>]&nbsp;</span><span style="background: #ffffa0">&nbsp;[[User_talk:Nerd42|<span style="color: #505050">talk</span>]]&nbsp;</span><span style="background: #a0ffa0">&nbsp;[ <span style="color: #505050"> h²g²</span>]&nbsp;</span><span style="background: #a0a0ff">&nbsp;[ <span style="color: #505050">pedia</span>]&nbsp;</span><span style="background: #ffa0ff">&nbsp;[ <span style="color: #505050">uncyc</span>]&nbsp;</span></span></span></sub></small> 18:37, 9 January 2006 (UTC)
=== Wiki Cleanup ===
=== Wiki Cleanup ===

Revision as of 16:49, 8 February 2006


Looking for something to do? You're in luck. Below is a list of projects the wiki community is currently engaged in. You should be able to find something in here to keep you busy.


Unfinished and ongoing projects

Timeline project

Help me categorize everything that ever happened in the Homestar Runner universe into order! ( --NERD42  email  talk   h²g²  pedia  uncyc  18:37, 9 January 2006 (UTC)

Wiki Cleanup

Ongoing cleanup tasks can be found at HRWiki:Cleanup

Links to be fixed

Music Video Visuals

When it comes to music videos, the visuals are nearly half the cartoon, yet only the lyrics are listed. "[Insert Toon's Name Here] Visuals" pages need to be added for every music video, similar to this one.


Please help add interesting questions to JoeyDay's TriviaTime.

Image Captions

Some images need their captions updated, such as having links to the characters that are in the picture, links to where they are from, and links to where they are going. Also, I think it would be a good idea for all floppy disks from the Floppy Disk Container page to have links to the email or toon it's from and links to the game itself. DBK! 15:35, 27 January 2006 (UTC)

The floppy disk container page already does have links, its in the "Appearances" column, also as for your caption thing, I don't quite catch what you are talking about, captions are just short blurbs about the pic or a line that was used in that scene. I R F 16:06, 27 January 2006 (UTC)
Example: Image:Blue Hair 1-Up.PNG. We need to have captions more like that, and as for the floppy disks, I meant like a link to the Wikipedia article on the game shown on the disk. DBK! 16:12, 27 January 2006 (UTC)
I see I R F 16:35, 27 January 2006 (UTC)



Completed or overrulred projects

Kobe Problem

Figure out a way to fix the Kobe problem discussed here.

Fixed as of 17:28, 5 May 2005 (UTC). The solution is explained on the talk page.

TBC G4techTV Interview - 01 Aug 2003

Due to the success of pages like TMBG Concert - 25 Sep 2004 and Screen Savers Interview - 24 Jan 2005, we bring you Pulse Interview - 1 Aug 2003, a new page for the "Pulse" video interview available for download on the Links page.

It would be brilliant if somebody would do this.
P.S. Please sign your posts. — InterruptorJones[[]] 14:00, 9 Feb 2005 (MST)

I have since completed the entire transcript of this interview - so this can probably be "refactored" or removed entirely from Projects. Right now, I would appreciate if others would check my work for accuracy as a few more eyes will catch the errors that I most inevitably made. For the record, I intentionally omitted many instances of the word "Uh" spoken by Matt and Mike as they don't contribute to the interview. However, there likely are some "on the record" types who insist transcripts be as accurate a possible - feel free to include them if you feel compelled to. --The Paper 16:15, 2 Mar 2005 (MST)

Splitting Fun Facts

Any toon, game- any article with many fun facts needs to be split into the categories found in HRWiki:Standards.

Release Dates

I've noticed that a lot of Toons and E-mails now have 'release date' in bold at the top of the page, with an accompanying date. I really like this feature, but it only goes back so far. Until now. With the recent use of the Live Journal website, I have managed to compile a mostly complete list of updates, going back until late 2001. (It gets sketchy there.) So anyways, if anyone wants to go over those new past updates pages, and add the release dates to the many Toons, emails, etc., that would be much appreciated. Thanks. [[User:Thunderbird L17|⇔Thunderbird⇔]] 02:59, 25 Feb 2005 (MST)

Tying Updates Together

I'm kinda afriad to do this, because they all have some kinda notoc thing or something on the pages, I don't know what they do, and am too scared I'll mess it up. So can somebody, somehow, tie all the updates pages, (2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, and 2001) all together? Either just expand the disclaimers at the tops of all of them, or maybe even make a new page with all of them on there or something? I dunno, it's up to you, but they really should be linked to somehow, now that they're all doneish. [[User:Thunderbird L17|⇔Thunderbird⇔]] 18:05, 25 Feb 2005 (MST)

I made a template that we could use; what do you guys think? Kilroy/talk[[]] 18:54, 25 Feb 2005 (MST)
I like it.—StrongstarRunbad 18:58, 25 Feb 2005 (MST)
So do I, it's always annoying when I try to add a new 2005 update, I have to go into the code to find the other page that I CAN edit and everything. If we add this to all 4 pages, It'll be way easier to add an update, and navigate. Count this a vote for yes.

[[User:Thunderbird L17|⇔Thunderbird⇔]] 11:54, 27 Feb 2005 (MST)

That template rocks. Most certainly yes. →[[User:FireBird|FireBird]]

Running Times

It appears that at least tomstiff, possibly others, have begun adding 'Running Time' to many toons, expanding on the section that includes Date. I think this feature is almost as important and useful as date, so if anyone would like to add running times to the various e-mails and toons, I think they would apprecate a bit of help. [[User:Thunderbird L17|⇔Thunderbird⇔]] 20:37, 7 Mar 2005 (MST)

Check all emails to date and they all have the running times I R F 17:56, 26 January 2006 (UTC)


  • Page: SXSW Panel - 14 Mar 2005
  • The guys from talk about their cartoons, their five years on the Internet, and show you a bunch of stuff you have never seen; including footage that they just shot at SXSW, like, today even. Puppet versions of their characters will no doubt stop by and insult you or your family. You can ask the boys questions and they will do their best to provide informative and clever answers. High fives for everyone!
The Brothers Chaps made an appearance at SxSW. There is tons and tons of info out there on this, since the kind of people who attend blogger conferences are typically bloggers. See Google and Technorati for many writeups. There are also a bunch of photos at Flickr. (Though be sure to get permission for any photos used.)
Note that there seems to be a bit of content from NYU Talk - 1 Mar 2005.

Introducing a new Interwiki link links

I just set up a new interwiki link that I think will make things super-easy around here (though I shant take the credit, it was Jones' idea). From now on, when you want to build a link to the official Homestar Runner site, use

[[HR:sbemail.htm|Strong Bad Email]]

instead of

[ Strong Bad Email]

It's that simple. JoeyDay (Talk) 15:23, 21 Mar 2005 (MST)

All links to should be changed to the new interwiki-type shortcut format, since now with MediaWiki 1.4 all external links have a rel="nofollow" attribute. For information on "nofollow", please see this Google article. -- Tom 14:19, 3 Apr 2005 (MDT)
Actually, that was my idea when we were moving to MediaWiki :P - furrykef (Talk at me) 08:21, 26 Apr 2005 (UTC)
I think you had a similar idea. -- Tom 20:42, 26 Apr 2005 (UTC)
That's not what I was talking about at all. I was talking about Interwiki, exactly the way Joey did it. I don't know if that discussion actually took place on this wiki or not, though. Of course, it's not important anyway. :) - furrykef (Talk at me) 12:53, 27 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Forum links

There's another new interwiki link: Forum

Example: [[Forum:1226|forum thread re: "montage"]] becomes forum thread re: "montage".

Again, it's just that simple. — It's dot com 23:11, 7 Aug 2005 (UTC)

I'm on it. -Polly 00:14, 8 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Fan Stuff List

I'm trying to get all the Fan Stuff Items onto the Fan Stuff page. #1 - 10 are already there, if anybody could do a few I'd appreciate it. --Gafaddict 13:10, 29 Mar 2005 (MST)


The Sightings page has some terrible grammar and spelling and is altogether very cluttered. The whole page needs to be cleared out. →FireBird

I think Sightings should be split into various page like TV Sightings, Comic Sightings etc. That nobody has to sift through a million "this webcomic made a reference" sightings to get to interesting ones. Aurora the Homestar Coder 16:59, 29 Apr 2005 (UTC)


I recently added a new article, Food , because there are something like 30 different food articles which aren't connected. I didn't have enough time, though, to write much or make a very extensive list. Please help out. I also added a Cuisine section to the Free Country, USA page.

- Anonymous

Lists like you are thinking of making are generated by our category system. See Category:Food and drinks. Also, I left a comment on the talk page regarding the merits of that article. -- Tom 15:44, 4 May 2005 (UTC)

Things to Merge

= Track Information Template

I'm trying to get all the pages related to the tracks on the Strong Bad Sings CD to use the Template:Track information in the "Detailed Information" section, rather than everything being typed out. You can see the template in action on the page for The System Is Down. --Gafaddict 18:03, 3 Jul 2005 (UTC)

Easter Egg Character Problem

I've noticed that in toons and emails, the characters that are only seen in easter eggs sometimes have "(easter egg)" following their names on the cast, such as haircut and others don't. -- User:Tompkins

Give an example of the "don't." --Jay stuck at home (Talk) 18:39, 7 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Ignored rule

If a character does something while speaking a line of dialogue, or if more description is needed for their manner of speaking or inflection (e.g. if they're singing or whispering) the action (if it is not too long to describe in a few words) can be enclosed in curly braces — { } — and made italic, like this: {goes to the refrigerator}. Note that the curly braces themselves are also italic. Short actions like these do not need to be proper sentences.

The bold rule is probably one of the most ignored rules ever. Go through the various transcripts and you'll see tons of examples of long in-dialogue actions, some of which don't even relate to the speaker. This problem needs to be fixed, but it's way too big for me to do alone. (Here is an extreme example of this problem.) - Joshua 14:18, 17 October 2005 (UTC)

If the rule is so widely ignored, wouldn't that imply that the rule needs review instead of the application of the rule? I'm not saying that modeling should or shouldn't be fixed, but I just want to make sure people don't get over zealous in taking this on. -- Tom 21:03, 17 October 2005 (UTC)

Image copyright tags

Add appropriate copyright tags to every image on the wiki. Categories and tags can be found through Category:Images by copyright status — User:ACupOfCoffee@

Done! Now verify none were skipped, and that they're all correct. (Some may need more than one) — User:ACupOfCoffee@

TGS template

Took a mixture of Bill's template code from the prexnext template, and some from IDC's code from the sbemailnav template and made {{tgsnav}}. This added a watch button and the issue number being standardized. Some pages had the issue number under the main title, some didn't. I R F 14:57, 27 January 2006 (UTC)

Please proof for error as this is my first time working with a template I R F 14:58, 27 January 2006 (UTC)
To those not in the know: this nav is based out of {{sbenav}}. Discussion for this can be found here. --Stux 16:33, 27 January 2006 (UTC)
Looks great! I guess this can go in the "completed" section now? --Stux 16:40, 27 January 2006 (UTC)
The only question that I have, for which I could find an answer in the original discussion, did we decide finally on the watch link being there or is there a chance that people want it in the middle? I R F 17:15, 27 January 2006 (UTC)

Lappy Email Template

Ok, to make creating the Lappy email boxes easier, I created a template. You type the subject, then the email (click edit to see proper way). Template:Lappyemail is the name. Here's an example:


Tell me if you think it's easier!

Bluebry 23:52, 30 January 2006 (UTC)

Navigation templates

This project dicussion originated from the Talk:Strong_Bad_Email#Navigation_template discussion.

Toon Type Status worked on by Templates used
Big Toons Image:Wiki_tick.png completed I R F thanks to Venusy for some fixes. {{toonnav}}
Shorts Image:Wiki_tick.png completed Bluebry
Powered by The Cheat not going to complete because too many PBTC pages are shared with email pages I R F N/A
Puppet Stuff Image:Wiki_tick.png completed I R F {{puppetnav}}
Holiday_Toons Image:Wiki_tick.png completed I R F {{toonnav}}
Marzipan's Answering Machine Version Image:Wiki_tick.png completed Bill_Martinson
Strong Bad Email Image:Wiki_tick.png completed It's dot com
Lapper (talk)
Teen Girl Squad Image:Wiki_tick.png completed I R F {{tgsnav}}
Character Videos Image:Wiki_tick.png completed I R F {{charnav}}
Main_Pages Image:Wiki_tick.png completed I R F {{mainnav}}


As for the character video, why not just do one for each main characters? DBK! 03:26, 30 January 2006 (UTC)

I sencond that. --Stux 03:47, 30 January 2006 (UTC)

Main Page Nav Template

This conversation was moved from Talk:Main_Pages#Main_Page_Nav_Template.

Does anyone think we need a navigation template for the main pages like we have for the Toons, TGS Issues, Answering Machines and SBEmails? You know, like, if you were on Main Page 5, there would be arrows at the top of the screen pointing to Main Pages 4 and 6. Just a thought. I thought it would be prooty awexome because the main pages pages go in sequential order. Any opinions on how stupid and/or borderline mental that sounded? Has Matt? (talk) 00:16, 1 February 2006 (UTC)

I, personally, don't think it's a bad idea. It's looked good so far. --Stux 02:43, 1 February 2006 (UTC)
Great idea are you doing that one? If not I don't mind I just don't want us both doing it at the same time. I R F 14:38, 1 February 2006 (UTC) I was thinking something like this:
go to Main Page 1 Main Page 23 Main Page 2
Right now I am not doing it so feel free to work on that. However, I was wondering about the secondary main pages such as this one that do not have a number assigned to them. The current form of {{mainnav}} does not allow for listings of such pages. As for the "go to Main Page X" tag, it might be slightly long, but the only other option i was thinking of was "go to Main Page" which isn't that much shorter. So that should be adequate I guess. You may have to alter the nav so that you have to type: {{mainnav|main1.html|Main Page 23|Main Page 2}} in order to handle secondary pages. In this case, the use of a generic navigation template (there should be one out there somewhere -- SBEmail talk perhaps?) would be better. --Stux 17:42, 1 February 2006 (UTC)
That was quick work! Hopefully the comment above won't set you back ... much. Anyway I just wanted to note that the blank space to the left of the nav makes me a little "uncomfortable". I don't like having that big gap between the title and the first line of text. Oh! I know... I think i know how to fix it and i'll fix it in the first main page only... gotta eat lunch and get to work! --Stux 17:52, 1 February 2006 (UTC)
My solution is not going to work. I'll have to look at it later. --Stux 17:54, 1 February 2006 (UTC)
I don't think those egg pages need to be lumped in with the rest of them. They are eggs and as such are not in order like the rest of them. It would not be in the list of main page that users would be looking normally (which is what the nav is made for; easier access to HRWIKI knowledge). I don't think the goal of the navigation buttons are to link every article in every area. IF we decide those main pages get nav button to, I say nav them JUST with each other keeping them seperate from the ither main pages I R F 18:00, 1 February 2006 (UTC)
That <big>IF</big> comment makes sense (I just wanted to paste the code). If we take the Strong Bad Emails as precedent (and TGS), the DVD emails and NQSB emails don't have anything currently and are separated from the real emails. I'll looks at the template formatting soon. --Stux 18:40, 1 February 2006 (UTC)
Ok I fixed the spacing issue. I also added a list of the templates we're using. I will add a cat to them soon. --Stux 18:52, 1 February 2006 (UTC)

Help with Shorts Template

I signed up for the shorts template. Is it okay to have 4 of {{{X}}} these in there? Bluebry 03:36, 30 January 2006 (UTC)

I created it, um... Template:shortnav. Tell me what you think. Here's an emaple:

Toon Category: Shorts
watch Commandos in the Classroom Strong Bad is a Bad Guy
Bluebry 03:40, 30 January 2006 (UTC)
What if we changed it to Template:toonnav, which would be a generic template. We don't really need the "Short:" identifier. — It's dot com 03:42, 30 January 2006 (UTC)
Umm, okay, but this isn't for big toons. Shorts. Bluebry 03:45, 30 January 2006 (UTC)
Oh oh oH! I get it! Good idea. Sure. moving! Bluebry 03:46, 30 January 2006 (UTC)
Mov'd! Template:toonnav Bluebry 03:48, 30 January 2006 (UTC)
Cool. But, now that I think about it, are the toons considered to be in an order? Wouldn't this be sufficient? — It's dot com 03:50, 30 January 2006 (UTC)
Well, if they're in the order on the TV guide. Bluebry 03:51, 30 January 2006 (UTC)
That's how I did the example. Bluebry 03:52, 30 January 2006 (UTC)
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