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Answered Questions

Somewhat Answered Questions

  • What do you think of the Homestar Runner Wiki? (Answered several times)
  • Has the wiki helped you in any way? (Ditto, see The Brothers Chaps' Fansite Acknowledgments)
  • What is the history of If I Ran the Camera? (Somewhat answered with the addition of the Flash File, it appears to just be a short animation made for family centered around Astrid Renee, who's likely Little Girl)

More Or Less Completely Answered Questions

Moved Conversations

Has The Wiki Helped?

"Has the wiki helped you in any way?"

In the commentary for "animal", Mike says "[Strong Bad] says 'segmented eyes', but he actually has compound eyes. Read that on the wiki."
Yes, that's true. Surely that's not the only case, though. In fact, the wiki would be a wonderful resource for them if they needed to look something up for continuity or consistency, similar to the way J.K. Rowling admitted visiting fan sites when she couldn't remember the exact details of one of her previous books and needed to look it up real quick. — It's dot com
Assuming the response Matt gave on mibluvr13's user page is authentic, it appears that TBC do in fact use our Wiki often, in much the same way Rowling uses fan sites. Heimstern Läufer 06:56, 8 November 2005 (UTC)

Why were A Jumping Jack Contest and Marshmallow's Last Stand removed from the site?

In a interview Matt says "Those will be back on someday. We can’t disclose why they're off, it’s a personal reason. If all goes well, they’ll be back on the site; we’d like to have everything we’ve ever done on the site, and it sucks we had to take them of. They’ll be back on someday." (trogga)
Well, that's more of an explanation, not an answer to the question. Whatever the true reason is, it's gotta be something out of their control. — It's dot com
Perhaps the guy who helped them make them in the first place, (I think there was somebody different in the credits) didn't want them displayed anymore? I dunno, 'tis a curiosity. Thunderbird 23:49, 5 Oct 2005 (UTC)

Upgrade Sub-page?

I'm surprised this little sub-page has grown so quickly. Should we make this into some kind of HRWiki official type page, open it up to whatever questions, and build a big database of unknowns we'd like answers to, in case any of us get the chance to ask TBC any of them? I mean, some of them even THEY probably don't know the answer to, such as the 'Feed The Childrens' one, but some of them aren't too bad. In any case, I'm gonna reformat it in a few days, and depending on how big it gets, into different catagories. Thunderbird 23:34, 5 Oct 2005 (UTC)

Decline: Truly, I think its a worthwile and useful page, but it just isn't content fit for an article. — Lapper (talk) 14:38, 21 December 2005 (UTC)
Haha, don't worry, this isn't STUFF. I just felt like throwing it out there during the inital rush of questions. They're coming pretty slow now, I think this sub-page will work just fine. Thunderbird 00:17, 22 December 2005 (UTC)
I don't see why it couldn't be a page in the HRWiki namespace. You'd have to do away with the notable/other label, since that's pretty subjective. — It's dot com 00:28, 22 December 2005 (UTC)
You really think so? It's true, you would need some reformating, but you gotta admit, some of them are a bit... stupid. We'd probably need some kinda rating system of sorts. Nothing as complex as STUFF of course, but something organized. Any ideas? Thunderbird 07:02, 22 December 2005 (UTC)
Why not use the HRWiki:Featured Article Selection format? --Sam Goldfish 22:41, 18 February 2006 (UTC)
Hmmm... Okay, I'm gonna get on this. First we need to decide on a page though. HRWiki:Questions perhaps? Thunderbird 22:48, 18 February 2006 (UTC)

Da Vinci's Notebook

Forgive me if I'm wrong, but hasn't the question of how TBC met Da Vinci's Notebook been answered in the DVD commentary to Ballad Of The Sneak? 86.141.237.65 00:19, 16 February 2006 (UTC)

Quite correct, I'm updating to denote. Thanks. Thunderbird 00:19, 16 February 2006 (UTC)

Screenshot

This page needs an applicable screenshot. Thunderbird 22:55, 18 February 2006 (UTC)

Category

This page also needs a category of some kind. --DorianGray

Why not make a category for WikiProjects? —BazookaJoe 23:37, 18 February 2006 (UTC)

Question

Who did H*R get raised by? In other words, who were/are H*R's parents?SPONGE 001 01:18, 12 March 2006 (UTC)

See Don Chapman and Harriet Chapman. They're the closest thing to parents you'll ever see on the site. Also see the five things never to email Strong Bad about. Thunderbird 01:20, 12 March 2006 (UTC)

Thanks.SPONGE 001 01:32, 12 March 2006 (UTC)

Is Homeschool Winner an old version of Homsar?

How is this question answered? I don't how this sketch answers it. --Sam Goldfish 07:39, 10 June 2006 (UTC)

Homeschool Winner's name came from a mistake a friend of the Brothers Chaps made. He was intened to be "a big nerd, with maybe a creepy edge to him." Homsar on the other hand was from the start designed differently on the aspect of looks and behavior. Exept that they both have white skin and no arms they are completely different. Elcool (talk)(contribs) 07:58, 10 June 2006 (UTC)
Same color scheme, both are Homestar-like characters, both were named after attempts to say/spell "Homestar"; they seem selfsame to me. --Sam Goldfish 08:07, 10 June 2006 (UTC)
While true, one is not the successor of another. If both were created because of mistakes, then they can't possibly refer to one another. TBC didn't even thought of the name and character Homsar until his email was sent, so how could they design him based on Homeschool? The sketchbook clearly shows that they looked different from the beginning. Elcool (talk)(contribs) 08:20, 10 June 2006 (UTC)
Surely those can't be the only sketches. --Sam Goldfish 02:39, 11 June 2006 (UTC)

Answered questions on talk page

(Re: [1]) Why would answered questions do better on the talk page? I think they would go on the project page just fine, especially in the format that they're in now. I think the page should proudly display its answered questions, not just the unanswered ones. —BazookaJoe 13:10, 10 June 2006 (UTC)

If we move them, they shouldn't be struck out like they are on this page. — It's dot com 01:49, 3 November 2006 (UTC)
Note: back in March, I had tinkered with a format that looks like this. —BazookaJoe 01:53, 3 November 2006 (UTC)
It would be more appropriate in the page itself. We could resurrect the venerable/dreaded {{tick}} template (Image:Wiki_tick.png)! That or mix it with BazookaJoe's suggestion.--Stux 06:02, 6 January 2007 (UTC)

Rating System

Since this is no longer under my subpage control, this page also needs a less biased rating system. Thunderbird 22:55, 18 February 2006 (UTC)

This issue hasn't really been addressed, and I think it needs to be. "Most pressing" and "other" are way too subjective. We should probably group the questions into subcategories, but I'm not sure what they should be. — It's dot com 19:28, 14 November 2006 (UTC)
I'd say "Personal", "Thought-process", "Dialogue", "Identity", "Continuity", and "Miscellaneous". There probably need to be more added, though. — Lapper (talk) 19:37, 14 November 2006 (UTC)
I reworked this somewhat based on this discussion, a couple of catagories did not have easy names (Toon Related or Feature Related OR Whats and Whys for instance) and I personally don't see all the "Most Pressing" as all that pressing and wanted to move some of them, but decided that since they've been considered pressing I wouldn't just pick them up and mix them in, but I still want to in a lot of cases. - ISTC 14:07, 5 January 2007 (UTC)
The "Most pressing" bit was from when the page was moved from Thunderbird's subpage, where is was "Thunderbird's Top 10 Questions". Now that it's in the general HRWiki namespace, it can be removed. Elcool (talk)(contribs) 16:52, 5 January 2007 (UTC)

Hypoublade

I am surprised to see that question in this page. Ever since I've seen the "Hypoublade" disk, I simply assume that this was the way Homestar would "pronounce" Hyperblade. Even the page itself says that. So the question is a little unclear. Are we trying to ask how the floppy got there? Or the purpose of doing a "Homestar pronounciation"? (or if Homestar even owns it?) That kind of thing? --Stux 21:00, 5 January 2007 (UTC)

Ooops! You know I have a backlog of SBEmails and toons to watch (I stopped at 159A/B). So I better start watching again soon! --Stux 16:52, 10 January 2007 (UTC)

Craig Zobel's birthday

There are several comments on Craig Zobel's birthday around October 6th wishing him a happy birthday. Is that enough of a confirmation? —Zelinda 20:51, 24 January 2007 (UTC)

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