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== TVTropes? ==
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''It has been [[HRWiki talk:Main page redesign|suggested]] that the Main Page be redesigned. Feel free to use [[HRWiki:Main page redesign|its project page]] for proposed redesigns.''
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Not sure the best place to put this, so I'll put it here.... since H*R deals with a lot of parodies and references to various TV tropes, could it be possible to have a quick link to [http://tvtropes.org TVTropes]?  That might help cut down on the "this reference could refer to this or this or [[TTATOT|that]]. {{User:Wbwolf/sig}} 23:33, 2 February 2009 (UTC)
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== Featured content of the day (or whenever) issue ==
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:We currently have no articles that have any links to TVTropes.org, so a quick link to it would be pretty useless. {{User:Homestar-winner/sig}} 01:37, 3 February 2009 (UTC)
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::That's... not true... {{User:DeFender1031/sig}} 01:44, 3 February 2009 (UTC)
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:::OK. But where are they? {{User:Homestar-winner/sig}} 01:51, 3 February 2009 (UTC)
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::::All over the place... i'd do a search, but google doesn't search the wiki code and the wiki search is ignoring "tvtropes" for some reason... The most recent one is a link put on [[Hremail 2000]]. {{User:DeFender1031/sig}} 01:54, 3 February 2009 (UTC)
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:::::Well, I also just had done a search with Google to see if there were any links. That's why I thought there weren't any. {{User:Homestar-winner/sig}} 02:21, 3 February 2009 (UTC)
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::::::I'm not a fan of TVTropes due to fact it's nothing more than "[[unnatural|an organized forum for people to shout out their ideas all at the same time]]". If it was actually organised, correctly formatted and thus readable, things would be different. I feel it would be more beneficial if we could find an alternative, well-written article about the relevant trope somewhere on the Internet, or even a Wikipedia article, if possible. {{User:The Chort/sig}} 16:44, 5 February 2009 (UTC)
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== Hremails ==
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I noticed that the trogdor 08 link to "watch" links to trogday.html, and not trogday08.html is this a known issue? {{User:ColdReactive/sig}} 13:04, 18 March 2018 (UTC)
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:Fixed. — [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 15:48, 18 March 2018 (UTC)
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Instead of putting Short for these hremails, Can we actually put, like "Hremail: Hremail 2000"?
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== Discussions ==
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:"HREmail" isn't actually a category of toons as of yet, though. --[[User:DorianGray|DorianGray]] 04:38, 3 February 2009 (UTC)
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::But it's not a short either... {{User:DeFender1031/sig}} 05:08, 3 February 2009 (UTC)
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:::They're uncategorized, and there's no reason for us to categorize them until TBC have done so as well.  At the moment, they just reside in the New Stuff menu.  {{User:GuardDuck/sig}} 05:19, 3 February 2009 (UTC)
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::::So why on the main page does it list them as shorts? {{User:DeFender1031/sig}} 19:12, 3 February 2009 (UTC)
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Couldn't we at least have some kind of navigation between the hremails?  Yes, they're not categorized, but they are obviously related.  --[[User:Son|Son]] 20:45, 4 February 2009 (UTC)
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:::::I agree.--[[User:Crudely Drawn Cupcake|Crudely Drawn Cupcake]] 23:49, 4 February 2009 (UTC)
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::::::They are categorized on HSR.com, if you look under the toons menu, under new stuff, they have a little icon next to them that says "HSE" which stands for Homestar Email? Since the SBEmails have "SBE" next to them? Maybe? Dunno... --[[User:WillowDrake|WillowDrake]] 5:05, 5 February 2009 (UTC)
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There are a lot of talk page discussions happening on this wiki. The problem is, this wiki is not very active, so such discussions rarely get consensus and very few things get done. (That's why I'm {{p|l=http://hrwiki.org/w/index.php?title=Talk:Links&diff=777176&oldid=777175 always}} {{p|l=http://hrwiki.org/w/index.php?title=Talk:Puppet_Character_Variations&diff=prev&oldid=776839 reviving}} {{p|l=http://hrwiki.org/w/index.php?title=Talk:Homestar_Runner_20th_Anniversary_Show&diff=prev&oldid=775801 old}} {{p|l=http://hrwiki.org/w/index.php?title=Talk:Teenage_Variation&diff=prev&oldid=776233 discussions}} with a phrase like "I still agree with this.") I think there should be some way to keep track of all the ongoing discussions. Maybe a <nowiki>[[HRWiki:Discussions]]</nowiki> page or something to keep these discussions from becoming inactive. {{User:Gfdgsgxgzgdrc/sig‎}} 01:37, 6 August 2018 (UTC)
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:::::::That's not categorized. all toons have three characters next to them like that. Categorized means put into one of the toon categories. {{User:DeFender1031/sig}} 12:55, 5 February 2009 (UTC)
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:I still agree with this. <small>(See? That proves my point!)</small> {{User:Gfdgsgxgzgdrc/sig‎}} 06:17, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
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::::::::Now that there's a handful of Hremails, I think it's reasonable if only for our own convenience to group them all together. Which is why I did so a couple of days ago. &mdash; [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 04:43, 7 February 2009 (UTC)
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::I also agree with this. <small>(You have a good point!)</small> [[Image:Baby strong bad.png|20px]][[User talk:Minecraft lover147|<span style="color:#00ab33;">Minecraft</span><span style="color:#734e00;"> lover147</span>]] 04:58, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
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::There's [[HRWiki:Open Discussions]] - not really active, but since it's directly linked from The Stick it could be revived easily. --{{User:Bleu Ninja/sig}} 21:40, 27 September 2019 (UTC)
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== Signature pictures ==
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== Aquabats Kickstarter Cameo ==
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How do I put one of those pictures when I sign things?--[[User:Mariofan1000|Mariofan1000]] 21:24, 11 February 2009 (UTC)
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Homestar Runner makes an appearance in this Aquabats Kickstarter video
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:For that, you'll need a signature. Please check [[Help:Signature]] for how to create one, but make sure it follows the [[HRWiki:Signature|guidelines]]. --[[User:DorianGray|DorianGray]] 21:25, 11 February 2009 (UTC)
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== Former Featured Articles ==
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[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbfRQBFC3hk&t=0s]
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{{unsigned|108.54.219.151|20:07, 10 August 2018 (UTC)}}
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In wake of the fact that [[Fourth Wall Breaks]] and [[Nintendo]] need cleanup and [[Date Nite]]'s Commentary Transcript has been left incomplete for nearly 2 years now, should I make a template and a category for Featured Articles that no longer deserve such titles?  I already have some gewd ideas for template pictures. {{User:Bad Bad Guy/sig}} 18:42, 12 February 2009 (UTC)
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== February 21? ==
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:Off the top of my head I'd say no. Once featured, always featured. But to get a better idea, you should elaborate on what the wording of the template would be and what image we should use. &mdash; [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 18:52, 12 February 2009 (UTC)
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::Wording would basically explain that the article needs improvement before it can once again "highlight the fine work of the Wiki", and the picture would be the pumpkin pie (unless the "worst" ribbon is too harsh, then it will be Strong Sad's Self Portrait in Late October).  If that's too similar to the cleanup template, it could be invisible like {{t|no-image}}.  I just think we need to separate articles that no longer highlight our fine work from those that do. {{User:Bad Bad Guy/sig}} 18:59, 12 February 2009 (UTC)
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:::Like, cough cough, history according to strong bad? -[[Special:Contributions/132.183.138.34|132.183.138.34]] 20:13, 12 February 2009 (UTC)
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::::It's not very clear to me what's wrong with that article. {{User:Bad Bad Guy/sig}} 20:52, 12 February 2009 (UTC)
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:::::Featured articles here are not like those at Wikipedia. At Wikipedia, saying an article is featured means it's considered one of the encyclopedia's finest articles, and therefore those that fall below this standard end up getting de-featured. Here, it just means we thought it was cool enough to put on the Main Page. There's no need to consider an article de-featured here. {{User:Heimstern Läufer/sig}} 02:22, 13 February 2009 (UTC)
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::::::As a side note, lack of a commentary transcript is not enough to deprive an article of its awesomeness. {{User:DeFender1031/sig}} 10:32, 13 February 2009 (UTC)
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== Why... ==
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Why does the Main Page say that the newest Skills of an Artist was released on February 21 when it was released this month? [[Special:Contributions/76.184.27.104|76.184.27.104]] 20:23, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
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:My bad. I probably copy-pasted it when updating and forgot to change the date. Thanks for bringing it to my attention~  --[[User:DorianGray|DorianGray]] 20:34, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
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I've always wanted to ask this, but why do we spend hours a day working on improving articles when almost 10% actually ''read'' the articles?? I guess it's good for something like a youtube video or something like that but is there some wiki inspector that comes along some time in 2009 that we're preparing for? Or is this all just for fun? Just asking. {{User:MichaelXX2/sig}} 21:34, 17 February 2009 (UTC)
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== Two Questions ==
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:Ten percent of what? A far greater number of people read the articles than edit them, and even longtime editors still read articles for enjoyment. I myself read the [[4 Gregs]] article just yesterday and learned some very interesting tidbits. The bigger answer lies in the answer to "Why does one climb a mountain?" Because it's there and it's fun and challenging to do well. &mdash; [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 21:58, 17 February 2009 (UTC)
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::Ask not what the wiki can do for you, but what you can do for the wiki. {{User:GuardDuck/sig}} 00:30, 18 February 2009 (UTC)
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:::Put simply, we have way too much time on our hands. {{User:The Chort/sig}} 19:41, 10 March 2009 (UTC)
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== Typo ==
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{{p|l=http://hrwiki.org/w/index.php?title=Jurvy-Skat&curid=18745&diff=777714&oldid=777337&rcid=740575 These}} {{p|l=http://hrwiki.org/w/index.php?title=Peasant%27s_Quest_Preview&curid=890&diff=777715&oldid=777710&rcid=740576 two}} edits raise two questions concerning [[HRWiki:Standards|wiki standards]].
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:''See [[HRWiki talk:Standards#Linking to articles with disambiguation in the page title|HRWiki talk:Standards → Linking to articles with disambiguation in the page title]]
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:''and [[HRWiki talk:Standards#Retroactive names in transcripts|HRWiki talk:Standards → Retroactive names in transcripts]]
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but it isn't always clear whether or not the Dennis mentioned is '''reffering''' to the same Dennis in Thy Dungeonman.
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== Some questions we would like to ask about... ==
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'Refferring' should be spelled 'referring.'
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:Fixed. Thanks. =) --[[User:DorianGray|DorianGray]] 21:54, 17 February 2009 (UTC)
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::Whatever happened to '''be bold''' and have fun? Or was that changed to '''cower down to the sysops and beg not to be blocked'''? =3 {{User:MichaelXX2/sig}} 21:56, 17 February 2009 (UTC)
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:::Well, the [[HRWiki:Featured article for 2009, week 8|featured article template]] is semi-protected, after all... Anonny: For future reference, if you [[Special:Userlogin/signup|create an account]] (and wait a day or so to be autoconfirmed), you'd be able to edit the FA writeup yourself, and fix any typos... {{User:Phlip/sig}} 22:02, 17 February 2009 (UTC)
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::::The annony was referring to the actual ''page,'' which is '''not''' semi-protected. {{User:MichaelXX2/sig}} 22:04, 17 February 2009 (UTC)
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:::::The relevant wording from the featured write-up is identical to the sentence in the article itself. There's no way to know for sure which one he meant, but it's more likely that he was intending the more visible and difficult to edit featured blurb. &mdash; [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 22:25, 17 February 2009 (UTC)
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== Bots ==
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Hi there, I'm a stranger who wants to ask you some questions.
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If a regular user like me was skilled enough to have a bot and it was only used for good, will it be blocked? --[[User:Fangoriously|Fangoriously]] 02:00, 21 February 2009 (UTC)
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1) When will ALL the old Flash pages turn to HTML5?
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:Yes, it would be blocked. See [[HRWiki:Blocking_Policy#Bots]]{{User:Loafing/sig}} 03:17, 21 February 2009 (UTC)
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::Why would a good bot that works be blocked? --[[User:Fangoriously|Fangoriously!]] [[User talk:Fangoriously|Chat]] 00:49, 22 February 2009 (UTC)
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:::Because that's what we have users for.-{{User:Record307/sig}} 03:26, 23 February 2009 (UTC)
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::::Or, if we really do need the services of a bot, it's why we have developer-controlled bots. We actually have one bot, [[User:First Time Here?|First Time Here?]], that comes into play just about every day. Out of curiosity, what do you think we need a bot to do? &mdash; [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 03:35, 23 February 2009 (UTC)
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:::::There's also [[User:The Cheatbot|The Cheatbot]], which does sophisticated [[HRWiki:WikiGnome|Gnome work]] so that the wiki worked more smoothly. However, it has not been active since 2 June 2008. I wonder why? {{User:The Chort/sig}} 11:31, 23 February 2009 (UTC)
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::::::Yes, I'm aware of my own bot. The Cheatbot is active only when duty calls, and currently there are no pending approved projects. &mdash; [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 15:58, 23 February 2009 (UTC)
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== Tandy game ==
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2) When are you going to UNBAN IP addresses who "committed" persistent vandalism?
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What did the "Tandy game" page look like before it was baleeted? --{{User:Fangoriously/SIGGY HERE!}} 17:15, 22 February 2009 (UTC)
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3) If Flash is dead, are you going to cancel HomestarRunner.com ?
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== 1.14 Upgrade? ==
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4) Why wouldn't we see ANY updates from 2011 to 2014?
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I've noticed that MediaWiki 1.14 (non-rc) has been out for three days now, and it seems that [[Special:Version|we haven't upgraded]]. Just a note. --[[Special:Contributions/69.150.85.66|69.150.85.66]] 22:00, 25 February 2009 (UTC)
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5) Could y'all please tell us what email The Brothers Chaps have?
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:Three days? Wow, that would be extremely ambitious considering all of the customizations we make to the software, not to mention the fact that we developers have day jobs. Ever since we began doing upgrades the way we currently do, our record for upgrading after an official release is just under two weeks, set back when 1.8 was released. In all other cases it's taken us around two or three ''months'' (and that's not even counting the fact that we completely skipped 1.7, 1.10, and 1.13). With each upgrade, I have refined the process so that I have less to do each time (for example, by moving things out of the core code and into hooks, or by submitting a patch so that a custom feature or fix becomes standard), but some things are just intricate and have to be done manually (like autopipe). I had been making preparations in advance of the official 1.14 release, so hopefully it won't take too long, but just in case you weren't planning on keeping your pants on, I'd advise you do so. &mdash; [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 00:30, 26 February 2009 (UTC)
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== New Page Suggestion ==
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--[[Special:Contributions/83.185.35.154|83.185.35.154]] 18:37, 30 August 2019 (UTC)
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:1) We don't know. Ask [[the Brothers Chaps]].
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:2) Never. Why should we?
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:3) You'll have to be more specific as to what that means exactly. We aren't involved with homestarrunner.com, so we can't take down someone else's website. And The Brothers Chaps are planning to give the site a HTML5 update, so they won't take it down.
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:4) Kids, creative burnout, side projects, etc. See [[HRWiki:Hiatuses]] for more details.
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:5) Their email address used to be brotherschaps@homestarrunner.com, but it was removed from the site's [[Email]] page, so it seems [[@StrongBadActual]] is now their primary contact method.
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:Hope this helps! {{User:Gfdgsgxgzgdrc/sig‎}} 22:33, 30 August 2019 (UTC)
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Hey, is there/should there be a page listing all the times that Characters imitate other Characters? Like Strong Bad imitating Homestar on Marzipan's answering machine, Homestar imitating The Cheat in Do Over, etc. etc. What do you think? (I know about the "be bold" thing, but I figured it couldn't hurt to ask someone else's opinion =P)
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::Concerning the answer #2, why never? --[[Special:Contributions/83.185.35.154|83.185.35.154]] 22:50, 30 August 2019 (UTC)
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And, for future reference, is this where suggestions for new pages are supposed to be made? If not, where?
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:::To reduce the risk of a repeat offender. {{User:The Knights Who Say Ni/sig}} 23:32, 30 August 2019 (UTC)
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~ [[User:Branewashed|Branewashed]] 12:18, 26 February 2009 (UTC)
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::::THAT repeat offender is way worse than CE5, aren't we right? --[[Special:Contributions/83.185.35.154|83.185.35.154]] 23:36, 30 August 2019 (UTC)
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:A page like [[Impersonations of Other Characters]]? Which we've had for 3 years? And there isn't really a set place for new page suggestions... this is probably as good a place as any. {{User:DeFender1031/sig}} 12:22, 26 February 2009 (UTC)
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:::::Look, I'm not sure what your issues are, but the simple truth is that the best thing for you to do is behave like someone who has never even heard the name "Maudi Algabban" (we are not fooled, we know who you are) and has literally zero curiosity about the name or the user's history, while also showing no particular interest toward all the things you show far too much interest over (such as the Pyongyang reference, the hiatuses, and the possibility of homestarrunner.com being taken down) and never, ever, even for a moment, even consider writing loud yelling, swearing posts demanding people unblock you and give you answers to questions we have no way of answering. Also, make constructive Wiki edits (that means not vandalism, with or without scare quotes), not just Talk page chatter. Basically, you need to start over completely and pretend you are not and were never you and do not care about you - and that doesn't mean to insult yourself, it means ''do not mention'' yourself. You've built up far too much bad karma, so it's very likely that even the slightest hint that you are you will be treated with immediate suspicion, and likely result in further blocks. And if you think this is unreasonable, perhaps what you really need to do is to find a way to end your obsession with this Wiki. You've been pulling these bizarre stunts for literal years. --{{User:Jay/sig}} 23:50, 30 August 2019 (UTC)
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::As a matter of fact, yes, a page exactly like that...Yeah. Sorry 'bout that. Ok, so this can be ignored. =P Thanks! ~ [[User:Branewashed|Branewashed]] 12:25, 26 February 2009 (UTC)
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:::No problem, glad i could help. {{User:DeFender1031/sig}} 12:26, 26 February 2009 (UTC)
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== Emoticons? ==
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::::::I must tell you all that I'm NOTHING but a stranger, but if you would like to send some ANGRY emails to him, his email address is ''-redacted-'' . Maudi MUST be punished and he's WAY the worst contributor on Homestar Runner Wiki! LET'S GET HIM!!!! --[[Special:Contributions/83.185.35.154|83.185.35.154]] 23:57, 30 August 2019 (UTC)
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::::::: *sigh* I tried. --{{User:Jay/sig}} 23:59, 30 August 2019 (UTC)
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Are emoticons unique enough to deserve their own page?  Off the top of my head I can think of [[Teen Girl Squad Issue 12]], [[original]], and [[Hremail 62]] as examples. {{User:GuardDuck/sig}} 03:25, 27 February 2009 (UTC)
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== Netiquette w/r/t interviews on defunct sites ==
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As I [[HRWiki:WikiGnome|clean up]] various pages on the site I'm finding that many cited interviews and links are dead and gone.
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:''See [[HRWiki talk:Standards#Interviews on defunct sites|HRWiki talk:Standards → Interviews on defunct sites]]''
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[[Image:WTC.png|thumb|How the crap is this possible?]]
 
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As you can see, this particular image links to itself on its "links" section. Why/how does it do that? {{User:MichaelXX2/sig}} 02:38, 2 March 2009 (UTC)
 
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:It's because of the {{t|notorphan}} template. --[[User:DorianGray|DorianGray]] 02:40, 2 March 2009 (UTC)
 
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::But how? {{User:MichaelXX2/sig}} 02:40, 2 March 2009 (UTC)
 
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:::Here's why:  The template has the following code: <code><nowiki><includeonly><span style="display:none">[[Media:{{PAGENAME}}]] <!-- to take the image off [[Special:Unusedimages]] --></span></includeonly></nowiki></code>.  It's a hidden link back to the image itself so that it doesn't show up in [[Special:Unusedimages]]. --[[User:Stux|Stux]] 03:37, 2 March 2009 (UTC)
 
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::::Sorry, that's my picture. When I saw how TBC edited the picture I submitted, that put a tiny little damper on my jovial spirit. I then created my account pretty much for the sole purpose of showing that picture to the world. But, pictures don't go too well on the fanstuff page, so it just has an irregular sort of link. I guess that's why this tag is here. {{User:Bleu Ninja/sig}} 23:53, 16 March 2009 (UTC)
 
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:::::There wasn't any particular conflict with your image, it was just the first one that came to mind that had that template. Nice use of legos, BTW. ;) {{User:MichaelXX2/sig}} 02:05, 17 March 2009 (UTC)
 
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== Email ==
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== https ==
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Is it really necessary to put "email" in front of every Strong Bad email name on pages with bulleted lists? Like when it says "Email [[crying]]" on the [[Li'l Brudder]] page. --{{User:Fangoriously/SIGGY HERE!}} 17:46, 8 March 2009 (UTC)
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Hi! Can you make this site secure please, https. Thanks kindly!
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:Yes. {{User:DeFender1031/sig}} 17:49, 8 March 2009 (UTC)
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::Why? --{{User:Fangoriously/SIGGY HERE!}} 17:54, 8 March 2009 (UTC)
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:::I'm sure we could do without the word "email" being before every SBEmail title, but since so many articles currently have the word on them, it would be easier to just not do anything about it than to change every article. {{User:Homestar-winner/sig}} 18:31, 8 March 2009 (UTC)
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::::I always thought we had "Email" before each name because it doesn't have any captial letters so it doesn't look like a normal toon title. {{User:The Chort/sig}} 19:35, 8 March 2009 (UTC)
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== Fanstuff Wiki Forum ==
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:::I have literally no idea what you mean by that. -[[Image:Baby strong bad.png|20px]][[User talk:Minecraft lover147|<span style="color:#00ab33;">Minecraft</span><span style="color:#734e00;"> lover147</span>]] 04:53, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
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Where is it? [[Special:Contributions/72.129.20.89|72.129.20.89]] 02:26, 10 March 2009 (UTC)
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==YouTube channel?==
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:http://z13.invisionfree.com/Fanstuff/ &mdash; [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 03:24, 10 March 2009 (UTC)
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Maybe you could consider adding the HomestarRunner YouTube channel to the new content watchlist, since that's where TBC seems to be doing most of their work, now?
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::Where's the Fanstuff Wiki? HUH? '''HUH!?''' I want the HRFWiki back!! --Homestar tiger
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:::It's still under construction and may remain that way for quite some time. However, you can post fanstuff at above forum, as well as at a whole number of different H*R related fansites. {{User:The Chort/sig}} 19:40, 10 March 2009 (UTC)
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::::That's good. I've always said that fractions and fanstuff don't mix. &mdash; [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 22:37, 10 March 2009 (UTC)
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== Green ==
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ToaJuaraevo01(Forgot how to sign)
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::To sign, just put four tildes after your post (<code><nowiki>~~~~</nowiki></code>). {{User:Lira/sig}} 16:20, 26 January 2020 (UTC)
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:::If you just want your name, like this:[[Image:Baby strong bad.png|20px]][[User talk:Minecraft lover147|<span style="color:#00ab33;">Minecraft</span><span style="color:#734e00;"> lover147</span>]], you just put 3 tildes after your post (<code><nowiki>~~~</nowiki></code>). If you want to do your name ''and'' the time, do the aforementioned 4 tildes. To do ''just'' the time, like this: 05:11, 9 February 2020 (UTC), do 5 tildes (<code><nowiki>~~~~~</nowiki></code>).
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:::<small>This post has been posted by [[Image:Baby strong bad.png|20px]][[User talk:Minecraft lover147|<span style="color:#00ab33;">Minecraft</span><span style="color:#734e00;"> lover147</span>]]. The time it was posted is 05:11, 9 February 2020 (UTC).</small>
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:I disagree. YouTube is really more of a dumping ground for all the old Flash stuff that is still available on the site, but might not be should the Flash plug be pulled. And though I prefer to avoid YouTube, I don't think the Homestar Runner YouTube channel has been updated in months. [[website|Because YouTube is a place where absolutely nothing happens]]. I would mention that most new content is now posted on Twitter, but much of it doesn't qualify as full toons that demand full attention. (This may change, but not in the foreseeable future). -- [[Special:Contributions/68.37.43.131|68.37.43.131]] 13:35, 26 January 2020 (UTC)
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All that green hurts my eyes. --{{User:Fangoriously/SIGGY HERE!}} 20:31, 16 March 2009 (UTC)
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::There actually is SOME original content on there, if you bother to look. {{User:ToaJuaraevo01/sig1}} 04:12, 27 January 2020 (UTC)
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:I fixed it some. &mdash; [[User:It's dot com|<span style="color: #070; text-decoration: underline">It's dot com</span>]] 20:41, 16 March 2009 (UTC)
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:::What exactly do you mean "new content watchlist"? YouTube-exclusive content is already listed and documented in numerous places. {{User:Gfdgsgxgzgdrc/sig‎}} 07:38, 27 January 2020 (UTC)
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::TURN IT BACK! MAKE IT LIGHTER! This dark green is boring --{{User:Fangoriously/SIGGY HERE!}} 20:58, 16 March 2009 (UTC)
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:::seriously. We should be able to have it normal. {{User:Raiku/sig}} 21:30, 16 March 2009 (UTC)
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::::Why? It's cool and it makes Dot Com's Sig green.-{{User:Record307/sig}} 22:57, 16 March 2009 (UTC)
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I was just looking at the [[HRWiki:Main page redesign]], and it had something entitled, "On this day..." for H*R stuff that happened on that day in history. I like the idea of that, but when I looked on it, it had stuff for February 9th. Where I live, it's still February 8th. I know this wiki is centered around UTC, but it could be very confusing for someone who ''doesn't'' know that. -[[Image:Baby strong bad.png|20px]][[User talk:Minecraft lover147|<span style="color:#00ab33;">Minecraft</span><span style="color:#734e00;"> lover147</span>]] 04:50, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
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[edit] Featured content of the day (or whenever) issue

I noticed that the trogdor 08 link to "watch" links to trogday.html, and not trogday08.html is this a known issue? ColdReactive 13:04, 18 March 2018 (UTC)

Fixed. — It's dot com 15:48, 18 March 2018 (UTC)

[edit] Discussions

There are a lot of talk page discussions happening on this wiki. The problem is, this wiki is not very active, so such discussions rarely get consensus and very few things get done. (That's why I'm always reviving old discussions with a phrase like "I still agree with this.") I think there should be some way to keep track of all the ongoing discussions. Maybe a [[HRWiki:Discussions]] page or something to keep these discussions from becoming inactive. Gfdgsgxgzgdrc 01:37, 6 August 2018 (UTC)

I still agree with this. (See? That proves my point!) Gfdgsgxgzgdrc 06:17, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
I also agree with this. (You have a good point!) Minecraft lover147 04:58, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
There's HRWiki:Open Discussions - not really active, but since it's directly linked from The Stick it could be revived easily. -- Bleu Ninja 21:40, 27 September 2019 (UTC)

[edit] Aquabats Kickstarter Cameo

Homestar Runner makes an appearance in this Aquabats Kickstarter video

[1] — 108.54.219.151 (Talk | contribs) 20:07, 10 August 2018 (UTC) (left unsigned)

[edit] February 21?

Why does the Main Page say that the newest Skills of an Artist was released on February 21 when it was released this month? 76.184.27.104 20:23, 12 August 2018 (UTC)

My bad. I probably copy-pasted it when updating and forgot to change the date. Thanks for bringing it to my attention~ --DorianGray 20:34, 12 August 2018 (UTC)

[edit] Two Questions

These two edits raise two questions concerning wiki standards.

See HRWiki talk:Standards → Linking to articles with disambiguation in the page title
and HRWiki talk:Standards → Retroactive names in transcripts

[edit] Some questions we would like to ask about...

Hi there, I'm a stranger who wants to ask you some questions.

1) When will ALL the old Flash pages turn to HTML5?

2) When are you going to UNBAN IP addresses who "committed" persistent vandalism?

3) If Flash is dead, are you going to cancel HomestarRunner.com ?

4) Why wouldn't we see ANY updates from 2011 to 2014?

5) Could y'all please tell us what email The Brothers Chaps have?

--83.185.35.154 18:37, 30 August 2019 (UTC)

1) We don't know. Ask the Brothers Chaps.
2) Never. Why should we?
3) You'll have to be more specific as to what that means exactly. We aren't involved with homestarrunner.com, so we can't take down someone else's website. And The Brothers Chaps are planning to give the site a HTML5 update, so they won't take it down.
4) Kids, creative burnout, side projects, etc. See HRWiki:Hiatuses for more details.
5) Their email address used to be brotherschaps@homestarrunner.com, but it was removed from the site's Email page, so it seems @StrongBadActual is now their primary contact method.
Hope this helps! Gfdgsgxgzgdrc 22:33, 30 August 2019 (UTC)
Concerning the answer #2, why never? --83.185.35.154 22:50, 30 August 2019 (UTC)
To reduce the risk of a repeat offender. The Knights Who Say Ni 23:32, 30 August 2019 (UTC)
THAT repeat offender is way worse than CE5, aren't we right? --83.185.35.154 23:36, 30 August 2019 (UTC)
Look, I'm not sure what your issues are, but the simple truth is that the best thing for you to do is behave like someone who has never even heard the name "Maudi Algabban" (we are not fooled, we know who you are) and has literally zero curiosity about the name or the user's history, while also showing no particular interest toward all the things you show far too much interest over (such as the Pyongyang reference, the hiatuses, and the possibility of homestarrunner.com being taken down) and never, ever, even for a moment, even consider writing loud yelling, swearing posts demanding people unblock you and give you answers to questions we have no way of answering. Also, make constructive Wiki edits (that means not vandalism, with or without scare quotes), not just Talk page chatter. Basically, you need to start over completely and pretend you are not and were never you and do not care about you - and that doesn't mean to insult yourself, it means do not mention yourself. You've built up far too much bad karma, so it's very likely that even the slightest hint that you are you will be treated with immediate suspicion, and likely result in further blocks. And if you think this is unreasonable, perhaps what you really need to do is to find a way to end your obsession with this Wiki. You've been pulling these bizarre stunts for literal years. --Jay v.2020 (Talk) 23:50, 30 August 2019 (UTC)
I must tell you all that I'm NOTHING but a stranger, but if you would like to send some ANGRY emails to him, his email address is -redacted- . Maudi MUST be punished and he's WAY the worst contributor on Homestar Runner Wiki! LET'S GET HIM!!!! --83.185.35.154 23:57, 30 August 2019 (UTC)
*sigh* I tried. --Jay v.2020 (Talk) 23:59, 30 August 2019 (UTC)

[edit] Netiquette w/r/t interviews on defunct sites

As I clean up various pages on the site I'm finding that many cited interviews and links are dead and gone.

See HRWiki talk:Standards → Interviews on defunct sites


[edit] https

Hi! Can you make this site secure please, https. Thanks kindly!

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I have literally no idea what you mean by that. -Minecraft lover147 04:53, 9 February 2020 (UTC)

[edit] YouTube channel?

Maybe you could consider adding the HomestarRunner YouTube channel to the new content watchlist, since that's where TBC seems to be doing most of their work, now?

ToaJuaraevo01(Forgot how to sign)

To sign, just put four tildes after your post (~~~~). Lira (talk) 16:20, 26 January 2020 (UTC)
If you just want your name, like this:Minecraft lover147, you just put 3 tildes after your post (~~~). If you want to do your name and the time, do the aforementioned 4 tildes. To do just the time, like this: 05:11, 9 February 2020 (UTC), do 5 tildes (~~~~~).
This post has been posted by Minecraft lover147. The time it was posted is 05:11, 9 February 2020 (UTC).
I disagree. YouTube is really more of a dumping ground for all the old Flash stuff that is still available on the site, but might not be should the Flash plug be pulled. And though I prefer to avoid YouTube, I don't think the Homestar Runner YouTube channel has been updated in months. Because YouTube is a place where absolutely nothing happens. I would mention that most new content is now posted on Twitter, but much of it doesn't qualify as full toons that demand full attention. (This may change, but not in the foreseeable future). -- 68.37.43.131 13:35, 26 January 2020 (UTC)
There actually is SOME original content on there, if you bother to look. ToaJuaraevo01 File:Homsar-in-motion.gif 04:12, 27 January 2020 (UTC)
What exactly do you mean "new content watchlist"? YouTube-exclusive content is already listed and documented in numerous places. Gfdgsgxgzgdrc 07:38, 27 January 2020 (UTC)

[edit] Redesign

I was just looking at the HRWiki:Main page redesign, and it had something entitled, "On this day..." for H*R stuff that happened on that day in history. I like the idea of that, but when I looked on it, it had stuff for February 9th. Where I live, it's still February 8th. I know this wiki is centered around UTC, but it could be very confusing for someone who doesn't know that. -Minecraft lover147 04:50, 9 February 2020 (UTC)

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