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== External Links ==
== External Links ==
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{{extlinks|filename|forum thread ID|YouTube ID}} ← use {{sbemailextlinks}} for Strong Bad Emails; see below
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*[[HR:filename.html|watch "<Name of Toon>"]] <- Strong Bad Emails use the {{sbemailextlinks}} template; see below
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*[[HR:filename.swf|view the Flash file for "<Name of Toon>"]]
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*[[Forum:###|forum thread re: "<Name of Toon>"]]
[[Category:<Toon type>]]</nowiki></pre>
[[Category:<Toon type>]]</nowiki></pre>
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The cast list should take the following form:
The cast list should take the following form:
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<pre>'''Cast (in order of appearance):''' {{Film|Character A}}, {{Film|Character B}}, {{Film|Character C}} (Easter egg)</pre>
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<pre>'''Cast (in order of appearance):''' {{Film|Character A}},
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[[Character B]], {{Film|Character C}} (Easter egg)</pre>
Note that everything between (and including) "Cast" and the colon (:) is between the bold markers, and each character's name is separated by a comma and a space. The characters should be listed in the order in which they appear in the toon. If a character appears only in an Easter egg, then denote this as above, with the words "Easter egg" in parentheses. The list of places should be presented in the same manner.
Note that everything between (and including) "Cast" and the colon (:) is between the bold markers, and each character's name is separated by a comma and a space. The characters should be listed in the order in which they appear in the toon. If a character appears only in an Easter egg, then denote this as above, with the words "Easter egg" in parentheses. The list of places should be presented in the same manner.
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It is preferable to link to the characters or places in the cast or place list but not in the synopsis, so as to keep the cast or place list consistent and so as to follow the Link Once rule.
It is preferable to link to the characters or places in the cast or place list but not in the synopsis, so as to keep the cast or place list consistent and so as to follow the Link Once rule.
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Characters should be linked to by the {{tl|Film}} template. This automatically adds the character's filmography category to the page. All major characters have this category. See [[:Category:Filmography]] for a complete list of characters with filmography categories. This template is recommended even for characters without filmography categories, as they may be created in the future.
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A character with a filmography category should be linked to by the {{tl|Film}} template. All major characters have this category. See [[:Category:Filmography]] for a complete list of characters with filmography categories.
The date of release should be formatted with the month (spelled out), the day (numeric), a comma, and the year (four digits). The date is determined by the time in [[Wikipedia:Atlanta, Georgia|Atlanta]] ([[Wikipedia:North American Eastern Time Zone|Eastern Time]]) when the toon is released (this is observed strictly, despite any efforts by [[The Brothers Chaps]] to be sneaky, for example by releasing a Halloween toon late and [[Halloween Potion-ma-jig#Trivia|claiming it's still Halloween]] in certain time zones). The running time should match what is listed as the running time on the official site unless that time is clearly wrong. If there is a difference between the official and the actual running time, it should be noted on the page:
The date of release should be formatted with the month (spelled out), the day (numeric), a comma, and the year (four digits). The date is determined by the time in [[Wikipedia:Atlanta, Georgia|Atlanta]] ([[Wikipedia:North American Eastern Time Zone|Eastern Time]]) when the toon is released (this is observed strictly, despite any efforts by [[The Brothers Chaps]] to be sneaky, for example by releasing a Halloween toon late and [[Halloween Potion-ma-jig#Trivia|claiming it's still Halloween]] in certain time zones). The running time should match what is listed as the running time on the official site unless that time is clearly wrong. If there is a difference between the official and the actual running time, it should be noted on the page:
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<pre>'''Page Title:''' A Funny Page Title</pre>
<pre>'''Page Title:''' A Funny Page Title</pre>
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The page title is found in the titlebar at the very top of your Web browser window.
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The page title is found in the titlebar at the very top of your Web browser window, usually next to the name of the browser, e.g. "A Funny Page Title - Mozilla Firefox" or "A Funny Page Title - Microsoft Internet Explorer".
If a disambiguation link is needed (such as the {{t|for}} template), it should be put at the very top of the page, above the summary.
If a disambiguation link is needed (such as the {{t|for}} template), it should be put at the very top of the page, above the summary.
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The transcription format is similar to the normal transcripts, except with a colon ( ''':''' ) placed at the beginning of each line.
The transcription format is similar to the normal transcripts, except with a colon ( ''':''' ) placed at the beginning of each line.
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<pre>*At the end, click on Homestar to see a scene with Character A and Character B.
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<pre>:''{A brief description of the scene.}''
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:''{A brief description of the scene.}''
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:'''CHARACTER A:''' Something witty.
:'''CHARACTER A:''' Something witty.
:'''CHARACTER B:''' ''{singing}'' Something melodious.</pre>
:'''CHARACTER B:''' ''{singing}'' Something melodious.</pre>
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When posting fun facts, please refer to the General rules above, particularly the prohibition on conversational style, and place all fun facts with respect to their chronological relevance to the toon. That is, a Fun Fact about the email song Strong Bad sings should appear within a category before a Fun Fact about an Easter egg.
When posting fun facts, please refer to the General rules above, particularly the prohibition on conversational style, and place all fun facts with respect to their chronological relevance to the toon. That is, a Fun Fact about the email song Strong Bad sings should appear within a category before a Fun Fact about an Easter egg.
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For most toons and emails, the facts should be split into multiple categories for readability. Please do not add a category if the facts are not already split, unless you split ''all'' of the facts. A category under Fun Facts should be surrounded by three equal signs on each side (for example, ===Trivia===). Toon fun facts should be split into the following categories:
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For most toons and emails, the facts should be split into multiple categories for readability. Please do not add a category if the facts are not already split, unless you split ''all'' of the facts. A category under Fun Facts should be surrounded by three equal signs on each side (for example, ===Trivia===) Toon fun facts should be split into the following categories:
==== Explanations ====
==== Explanations ====
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An Inside Reference is when a toon makes a clear reference to a ''previous'' Homestar Runner cartoon. A repeated line of dialogue or the return of a non-regular character count as Inside References.
An Inside Reference is when a toon makes a clear reference to a ''previous'' Homestar Runner cartoon. A repeated line of dialogue or the return of a non-regular character count as Inside References.
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'''Note:''' For references, please only add the fact if you are ''certain'' that is a direct reference to exactly what you add. If there's any reasonable doubt, or it's a reference to "(this) and (this) and (this other thing) and (lots of other similar things)", or if it refers to something which is itself a reference to something else, please add it to the Talk page before adding it to the article.
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'''Note:''' For references, please only add the fact if you are CERTAIN that is a direct reference to exactly what you add. If there's any reasonable doubt, or it's a reference to "(this) and (this) and (this other thing) and (lots of other similar things)", or if it refers to something which is itself a reference to something else, please add it to the Talk page before adding it to the article.
==== Real-World References ====
==== Real-World References ====
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This is when a toon makes a clear reference to something outside the Homestar Runner universe that took place ''before'' the creation of the toon in question. Celebrities, commercial products, famous quotes, and so forth can be Real-World References.
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This is when a toon makes a clear reference to something outside the Homestar Runner universe that took place ''before'' the creation of the toon in question. Celebrities, commercial products, famous quotes, and so forth can be Real-World References.  
(See note in Inside References.)
(See note in Inside References.)
==== Fast Forward ====
==== Fast Forward ====
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A fact in the Fast Forward category is something of significance in the toon that is re-used later on in a later Homestar cartoon (for things that appear outside of Homestar cartoons, see [[Sightings]]). Facts in this category should be phrased in the present tense.
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A fact in the Fast Forward category is something of significance in the toon that is re-used later on in a later Homestar cartoon (for things that appear outside of Homestar cartoons, see [[Sightings]]). Facts in this category should be phrased in the present tense.
==== Ad hoc subcategories ====
==== Ad hoc subcategories ====
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==== Commentary Transcript ====
==== Commentary Transcript ====
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This section should exist when a partial or complete transcript for the commentary(s) exist. Otherwise, a {{[[Template:stub|stub]]}} should be placed here without the header. If the commentary is incomplete, {{t|stub}} should be placed at the end of the incomplete commentary. Commentary transcripts should be transcribed like the [[#Transcript|Transcript]] section, however, the following line should be placed before the transcript, with a blank line following after:
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This section should exist when a partial or complete transcript for the commentary(s) exist. Otherwise, a {{[[Template:stub|stub]]}} should be placed here without the header. If the commentary is incomplete, <nowiki>{{stub}}</nowiki> should be placed at the end of the incomplete commentary. Commentary transcripts should be transcribed like the [[#Transcript|Transcript]] section, however, the following line should be placed before the transcript, with a blank line following after:
<pre><nowiki>
<pre><nowiki>
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Similar to the [[#DVD version|DVD version section]], this section should exist when the [[YouTube]] version of the toon (if applicable) contains any additional, changed, or missing elements from the toon itself. This can also include the title of the YouTube video if it differs from the toon's title on the website proper, as well as any glitches that appear in YouTube versions from time to time. Again, bullet points should suffice for any of these elements, and included transcripts should mirror the style used for [[#Easter Eggs|Easter Eggs]].
Similar to the [[#DVD version|DVD version section]], this section should exist when the [[YouTube]] version of the toon (if applicable) contains any additional, changed, or missing elements from the toon itself. This can also include the title of the YouTube video if it differs from the toon's title on the website proper, as well as any glitches that appear in YouTube versions from time to time. Again, bullet points should suffice for any of these elements, and included transcripts should mirror the style used for [[#Easter Eggs|Easter Eggs]].
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If the YouTube version contains [[YouTube Related Video Thumbnails|fake thumbnails mimicking those seen after a video ends on YouTube]], they should be described here along with a screenshot. For the old multi-thumbnail format, if all of the thumbnails are entirely unique to the toon, create a table with each cell corresponding to a single thumbnail; provide a description for each thumbnail within its respective table cell. If the thumbnails are mostly copied or derived from those found in a previous toon, simply describe the changes in bullet points without adding a table. Similar to this format:
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If the YouTube version contains [[YouTube Related Video Thumbnails|fake thumbnails mimicking those seen after a video ends on YouTube]], they should be described here along with a screenshot. When all of the thumbnails are entirely unique to the toon, create a table with each cell corresponding to a single thumbnail; provide a description for each thumbnail within its respective table cell. If the thumbnails are mostly copied or derived from those found in a previous toon, simply describe the changes in bullet points without adding a table.
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<pre>[[Image:<filename>.png|thumb|<caption>]]
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*As with previous YouTube videos, [[YouTube Related Video Thumbnails#Strong Bad Classics!|a group of nine thumbnails]] appears at the end of the cartoon, parodying YouTube's related video thumbnails. Their contents are as follows:
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For the new autoplay format, simply add a description of the thumbnail. Similar to this format:
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<pre>*Before the Easter eggs, there is a [[YouTube Related Video Thumbnails|fake autoplay image]] of "Fake Video Title", depicting someone doing something.</pre>
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In most cases, the YouTube description should be documented here. However, in cases where the description is the only thing worth noting, the description should go at the bottom of the [[#Trivia|Trivia]] section, leaving the "YouTube Version" section off the page.
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In cases where there are more than one ''official'' version of the toon on YouTube (e.g., [[Strong Bad Classics!#YouTube Version|Strong Bad Classics!]]), each version should be listed under its own sub-category, documenting what makes that version distinct from the others.
In cases where there are more than one ''official'' version of the toon on YouTube (e.g., [[Strong Bad Classics!#YouTube Version|Strong Bad Classics!]]), each version should be listed under its own sub-category, documenting what makes that version distinct from the others.
=== External Links ===
=== External Links ===
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External links are links that point to sites other than HRWiki. The links should be in the form of a bulleted list. Nearly all toons have at least two links, one which links directly to the toon (usually ending in .html) and one which links directly to the Flash file (.swf). If there is currently a discussion taking place in the forum concerning a toon you may create a third external link pointing to the forum thread. If the toon has been uploaded on YouTube, the video should be linked to as well. The {{t|extlinks}} template is used for regular toons. External links typically look like this:
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External links are links that point to sites other than HRWiki. The links should be in the form of a bulleted list. Most toons have two links, one which links directly to the toon (usually ending in .html) and one which links directly to the Flash file (.swf). If there is currently a discussion taking place in the Forum concerning a toon you may create a third external link pointing to the forum thread. External links typically look like this:
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<pre>{{extlinks|<filename>|<no. of forum thread>|youtube=<YouTube ID>}}</pre>
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For Strong Bad Emails, use the {{t|sbemailextlinks}} template:
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<pre>{{sbemailextlinks|<email no.>|<no. of forum thread>|youtube=<YouTube ID>}}</pre>
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If there is no forum thread or YouTube version, remove those from the template. See {{t|extlinks}} for more perameters and other customizations, such as a toon that lacks a SWF file or has a Twitter version.
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If there is a reason the {{t|extlinks}} or {{t|sbemailextlinks}} templates can't be used, it should still follow the same format, like so:
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<pre>*[[HR:filename.html|watch "<Name of Toon>"]]
<pre>*[[HR:filename.html|watch "<Name of Toon>"]]
*[[HR:filename.swf|view the Flash file for "<Name of Toon>"]]
*[[HR:filename.swf|view the Flash file for "<Name of Toon>"]]
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*[[YouTube:<ID>|watch "<Name of Toon>"]] on [[YouTube]]
 
*[[Forum:###|forum thread re: "<Name of Toon>"]]</pre>
*[[Forum:###|forum thread re: "<Name of Toon>"]]</pre>
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For Strong Bad Emails, use the {{t|sbemailextlinks}} template:
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<pre>{{sbemailextlinks|<email no.>|<no. of forum thread>}}</pre>
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Note that links to toons always read "watch <Name of Toon>", links to Flash files always say "view the Flash file for <Name of Toon>", and forum thread links always say "forum thread re: <Name of Toon>".  Note that ### in the Forum interwiki link should be replaced by the thread number, found in the url for the thread (http://forum.hrwiki.org/viewtopic.php?t=###).
Note that links to toons always read "watch <Name of Toon>", links to Flash files always say "view the Flash file for <Name of Toon>", and forum thread links always say "forum thread re: <Name of Toon>".  Note that ### in the Forum interwiki link should be replaced by the thread number, found in the url for the thread (http://forum.hrwiki.org/viewtopic.php?t=###).

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