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The Homestar Runner Wiki (HRWiki) is a collaborative encyclopedia designed to chronicle and document the growth of [[HR:|homestarrunner.com]]. There are certain things it should '''not''' be mistaken for:
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The Homestar Runner Wiki (HRWiki) is a collaborative encyclopedia designed to [[HRWiki:Introduction|chronicle]] and [[HRWiki:About|document]] the growth of the [[Homestar Runner (body of work)|Homestar Runner]] body of work. There are certain things it should '''not''' be mistaken for:
== HRWiki is not Wikipedia ==
== HRWiki is not Wikipedia ==
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The Homestar Runner Wiki uses the same software as Wikipedia and thus has much in common. But it is not part of Wikipedia, nor is it in any way affiliated with Wikipedia's parent organization, the [[Wikipedia:Wikimedia Foundation|Wikimedia Foundation]]. Thus, many practices and policies at the Homestar Runner Wiki are different from those at Wikipedia.
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While the Homestar Runner Wiki uses the same software as Wikipedia and has much in common, it is not part of Wikipedia, nor is it in any way affiliated with Wikipedia's parent organization, the [http://www.wikimediafoundation.org Wikimedia Foundation]. Thus, many practices and policies at the Homestar Runner Wiki are different from those at Wikipedia.
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== HRWiki is not a fansite ==
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Miscellaneous information or long explanations are generally discouraged on HRWiki. Information on an HRWiki page cannot stray from that page's subject, and pages not related to Homestar Runner and its related media are not to be created. If a term or concept may need to be explained, it is best only to link to a Wikipedia page regarding that item; the information is not to be written on the page itself or added as a new page.
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The Homestar Runner Wiki is not a place to publish Homestar Runner-related creative work; however, our sister wiki, the [http://fanstuff.hrwiki.org/ Fanstuff Wiki], is.
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== HRWiki is not a web host ==
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== HRWiki is not a forum ==
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The Homestar Runner Wiki is not for hosting media, blogs, or links. However, users are allowed to link to websites within the guidelines of the [[HRWiki:User space|HRWiki User space]] policy, and upload images within the [[HRWiki:Image use policy|Image use]] and [[HRWiki:Personal Images|Personal image]] policies.
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The purpose of HRWiki talk pages is to allow discussion of the ''content'' of the page it accompanies. Talk pages are ''not'' for chit-chatting even if it does relate to Homestar Runner. (See [[HRWiki:Talk page etiquette#Main namespace talk|Talk page policy]].) Instead, the Homestar Runner Wiki hosts a forum at [http://forum.hrwiki.org/ http://forum.hrwiki.org/] for non-encyclopedic discussion and an [[HRWiki:IRC|IRC channel]] for casual chat.
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== HRWiki is not a social network ==
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== HRWiki is not a web host ==
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Users of the Homestar Runner Wiki can maintain user spaces and are free to interact with other users. While making friends is certainly allowed and encouraged, it must be kept in mind that this is not the main focus of the community. HRWiki is intended to document Homestar Runner topics and information, and users that do not contribute to the project are not appreciated.
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== HRWiki is not a place for your fanstuff ==
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The Homestar Runner Wiki is a knowledge base; it is not a place to publish Homestar Runner-related creative work, except material published on the official site, like the [[Weekly Fanstuff]]. Fan fiction and other written work, though allowed [[HRWiki:User space|to some degree]] on user pages, are discouraged on this wiki. Uploading of artwork or photos of Homestar Runner art is allowed within the limits of the [[HRWiki:Personal images|personal image policy]].
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== HRWiki is not a forum ==
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The Homestar Runner Wiki is not for hosting media, blogs, or links. However, users are allowed to link to websites within the guidelines of the [[HRWiki:User space|HRWiki User space]] policy.
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The purpose of HRWiki talk pages is to allow discussion of the ''content'' of the pages they accompany. Talk pages are ''not'' for chit-chatting even if it does relate to Homestar Runner. (See [[HRWiki:Talk page etiquette#Main namespace talk|talk page guidelines]].) Instead, the Homestar Runner Wiki hosts a {{pl|l=http://forum.hrwiki.org/ forum}} for non-encyclopedic discussion and an [[HRWiki:IRC|IRC channel]] for casual chat.
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== HRWiki is not a soapbox ==
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*[[HRWiki:FAQ]] for a list of frequently asked questions. You may pose a question yourself in its [[HRWiki talk:FAQ|talk page]].
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*[[HRWiki:Talk page etiquette]] for information on proper use of HRWiki's talk pages.
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*[[HRWiki:User space]] for information on how to adequately use your user space.
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*[[HRWiki:Help]] for a list of general help topics.
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The Homestar Runner Wiki is not a place to publicly express opinions on current events or politics. Any speeches must relate directly to Homestar Runner or the Homestar Runner Wiki.
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The Homestar Runner Wiki (HRWiki) is a collaborative encyclopedia designed to chronicle and document the growth of the Homestar Runner body of work. There are certain things it should not be mistaken for:

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[edit] HRWiki is not Wikipedia

While the Homestar Runner Wiki uses the same software as Wikipedia and has much in common, it is not part of Wikipedia, nor is it in any way affiliated with Wikipedia's parent organization, the Wikimedia Foundation. Thus, many practices and policies at the Homestar Runner Wiki are different from those at Wikipedia.

Miscellaneous information or long explanations are generally discouraged on HRWiki. Information on an HRWiki page cannot stray from that page's subject, and pages not related to Homestar Runner and its related media are not to be created. If a term or concept may need to be explained, it is best only to link to a Wikipedia page regarding that item; the information is not to be written on the page itself or added as a new page.

[edit] HRWiki is not a web host

The Homestar Runner Wiki is not for hosting media, blogs, or links. However, users are allowed to link to websites within the guidelines of the HRWiki User space policy, and upload images within the Image use and Personal image policies.

[edit] HRWiki is not a social network

Users of the Homestar Runner Wiki can maintain user spaces and are free to interact with other users. While making friends is certainly allowed and encouraged, it must be kept in mind that this is not the main focus of the community. HRWiki is intended to document Homestar Runner topics and information, and users that do not contribute to the project are not appreciated.

[edit] HRWiki is not a place for your fanstuff

The Homestar Runner Wiki is a knowledge base; it is not a place to publish Homestar Runner-related creative work, except material published on the official site, like the Weekly Fanstuff. Fan fiction and other written work, though allowed to some degree on user pages, are discouraged on this wiki. Uploading of artwork or photos of Homestar Runner art is allowed within the limits of the personal image policy.

[edit] HRWiki is not a forum

The purpose of HRWiki talk pages is to allow discussion of the content of the pages they accompany. Talk pages are not for chit-chatting even if it does relate to Homestar Runner. (See talk page guidelines.) Instead, the Homestar Runner Wiki hosts a forum for non-encyclopedic discussion and an IRC channel for casual chat.

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