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::::::This is definitely worthy of having a new name. I suggest Homestar Runner (website). This doesn't have the.com that annoys me and it also shows a difference between this and the character. Any complaints? ☺ — {{User: Seriously/sig}} 21:03, 1 June 2006 (UTC)
::::::This is definitely worthy of having a new name. I suggest Homestar Runner (website). This doesn't have the.com that annoys me and it also shows a difference between this and the character. Any complaints? ☺ — {{User: Seriously/sig}} 21:03, 1 June 2006 (UTC)
:::::::(website) has certain advantages over (Flash cartoon), but it also has the same problem: Homestar Runner is more than just a website now. — [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 21:21, 1 June 2006 (UTC)
:::::::(website) has certain advantages over (Flash cartoon), but it also has the same problem: Homestar Runner is more than just a website now. — [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 21:21, 1 June 2006 (UTC)
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My vote is for [[homestarrunner.com]] as the title for this page.  This would have the happy advantage of removing the ambiguity between the character and the Flash cartoon that currently exists when you just see a link that says [[Homestar Runner]].  This would lead to fewer grammatical gymnastics that we currently have to deal with when figuring out how to reword a sentence like the following formulaic beginning of an article: "[[Homestar Runner]] and the rest of the [[Homestar Runner (body of work)|Homestar Runner]] characters are often seen..." {{User:Trey56/sig}} 21:29, 1 June 2006 (UTC)
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My vote is for [[homestarrunner.com]] as the title for this page.  This would have the happy advantage of removing the ambiguity between the character and the Flash cartoon that currently exists when you just see a link that says [[Homestar Runner]].  This would lead to fewer grammatical gymnastics that we currently have to deal with when figuring out how to reword a sentence like the following formulaic beginning of an article: "[[Homestar Runner]] and the rest of the [[Homestar Runner (Flash cartoon)|Homestar Runner]] characters are often seen..." {{User:Trey56/sig}} 21:29, 1 June 2006 (UTC)
:I like your line of thinking, except that it's perfectly idiomatic to say "the Homestar Runner characters", but I hardly ever say (or type) "the homestarrunner.com characters". This kind of thing is pretty common, occurring any time a character has the same name as the show: Seinfeld, Frasier, etc. — [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 21:43, 1 June 2006 (UTC)
:I like your line of thinking, except that it's perfectly idiomatic to say "the Homestar Runner characters", but I hardly ever say (or type) "the homestarrunner.com characters". This kind of thing is pretty common, occurring any time a character has the same name as the show: Seinfeld, Frasier, etc. — [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 21:43, 1 June 2006 (UTC)
::Yeah, I agree that it works to say "the Homestar Runner characters"; I just think it sounds ill when one wants to talk about Homestar Runner the character in the same sentence. {{User:Trey56/sig}} 21:53, 1 June 2006 (UTC)
::Yeah, I agree that it works to say "the Homestar Runner characters"; I just think it sounds ill when one wants to talk about Homestar Runner the character in the same sentence. {{User:Trey56/sig}} 21:53, 1 June 2006 (UTC)
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Just "Homestar Runner". Simple as that. It sounds more natural to say (erm, type), "The newest [[Homestar Runner (body of work)|Homestar Runner]] cartoon is..." than "The newest [[Homestar Runner (body of work)|homestarrunner.com]] cartoon..." Plus, it's the way [[Wikipedia:Homestar Runner|Wikipedia]] does it. I'm not saying we should mindlessly follow whatever Wikipedia does, but to me, it seems they've hit the nail right on the head.  
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Just "Homestar Runner". Simple as that. It sounds more natural to say (erm, type), "The newest [[Homestar Runner (Flash cartoon)|Homestar Runner]] cartoon is..." than "The newest [[Homestar Runner (Flash cartoon)|homestarrunner.com]] cartoon..." Plus, it's the way [[Wikipedia:Homestar Runner|Wikipedia]] does it. I'm not saying we should mindlessly follow whatever Wikipedia does, but to me, it seems they've hit the nail right on the head.  
Yes, there would be problems with users typing in "Homestar Runner" and expecting to see the character, but that's what disambiguation is for, right? Anyways, it just seems downright weird to have this article, the article about the Homestar Runner cartoon/website/whatever-it-is, the wiki's  very reason for existence, to have parentheses after it in order to differentiate it from the [[Homestar Runner|character]]. It's just weird is all.  
Yes, there would be problems with users typing in "Homestar Runner" and expecting to see the character, but that's what disambiguation is for, right? Anyways, it just seems downright weird to have this article, the article about the Homestar Runner cartoon/website/whatever-it-is, the wiki's  very reason for existence, to have parentheses after it in order to differentiate it from the [[Homestar Runner|character]]. It's just weird is all.  

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