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== Archive ==
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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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What do you have to say about running an archive of our deleted pages? Some sound interesting and I want to see them. I won't become a sysop anytime soon, so... --{{User:Fangoriously/SIGGY HERE!}} 16:44, 4 April 2009 (UTC)
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== Featured content of the day (or whenever) issue ==
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:All of the pages that were previously deleted obviously don't need to be kept, hence wwhy they were deleted by the [[Special:Listusers/sysop|overlords]] and [[Special:Listusers/bureaucrat|gods]] of the wiki. It would be too much trouble to bring them all back anyway, and a troll might grab the code and restore the page. {{User:MichaelXX2/sig}} 17:33, 4 April 2009 (UTC)
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== 50 best sbemails ==
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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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someone mark this post as patrolled; visit the store if you have to.  The [[Sbemail's 50 Greatest Hits|post]] might need a clean up, but it's true.  {{User:Open Source Greg/sig}} 11:12, 6 April 2009 (UTC)
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== Discussions ==
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*This is true.  Someone patrol it; everyone needs to know this!
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Can somebody who own the dvd please complete the article ASAP? [[User:Omnisweater|Omnisweater]] 17:24, 13 April 2009 (UTC)
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:The sooner you buy it, the sooner you can take care of that. — [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 21:38, 13 April 2009 (UTC)
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== Image:Egg.jpg ==
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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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: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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::I also agree with this. <small>(You have a good point!)</small> {{User:Minecraft lover147/sig}} 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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Is it a good idea to make this image transparent so it doesn't look awful on black surfaces? I looked at the thing's user page, and that white box on black is really annoying. I have made a PNG of this, but I don't think it looks that great either. {{User:Iyeru/sig}}
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== Aquabats Kickstarter Cameo ==
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==Signature Size==
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Homestar Runner makes an appearance in this Aquabats Kickstarter video
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is my signature size fine? Because the coffee cup only extends a few pixels outside the box -_-
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http://hrwiki.org/index.php/User_talk:Iyeru/sig#testing {{User:Iyeru/sig}}
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[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbfRQBFC3hk&t=0s]
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:It's no worse than [[User:Phlip/sig|Phlip's]], so I think it is fine. {{User:Homestar-winner/sig}} 00:34, 15 April 2009 (UTC)
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{{unsigned|108.54.219.151|20:07, 10 August 2018 (UTC)}}
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::Looks fine to me, too, but I'm the new guy, so don't listen to me :-P [[User:LobStoR|LobStoR]] 00:46, 15 April 2009 (UTC)
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::''edit'': you also might be able to crop my screenshot a little bit further, to squeeze your sig down maybe another pixel or so. [[User:LobStoR|LobStoR]] 00:52, 15 April 2009 (UTC)
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:::I made it 18 pixels this time, it should fit better now. {{User:Iyeru/sig}}
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::::You can leave it 20 pix if you want. There's a slight inconsistency in how the box shows up, but 20pix is the guideline that the wiki's set, and is fine. -[[Special:Contributions/128.103.10.135|128.103.10.135]] 14:49, 15 April 2009 (UTC)
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== Adopt-A-File? ==
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== February 21? ==
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I noticed there's a HEAVY LOURDE of files on the unusedfiles page. When do these files get deleted, and if they don't, shouldn't we start an Adopt-A-File campaign of some sorts? {{User:Iyeru/sig}}
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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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:No, that's not necessary. &mdash; [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 21:48, 15 April 2009 (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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::So I'm guessing they never get deleted? {{User:Iyeru/sig}}
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:::Not in most cases, no. &mdash; [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 22:10, 15 April 2009 (UTC)
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== Linking Internal Images to Internal Pages... ==
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== Two Questions ==
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How do we do this? <nowiki>[[File:Example.jpg|link=http://wikipedia.org]]</nowiki> doesn't work according to MediaWiki forums because we do not have MediaWiki 1.14+. And I can't use imagemap tag on such a small image as my sig image (as it will just be a circle with an i in it) {{User:Iyeru/sig}}
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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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:Like this: <code><nowiki><span class="plainlinks">[http://targetlink.com http://www.hrwiki.org/path/to/Example.jpg]</span></nowiki></code> &mdash; [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 01:52, 19 April 2009 (UTC)
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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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::The picture I'm going to link to though is over 500 pixels -_- I doon't think that's small enough to fit in my signature. Plus, you're still linking externallyish using that. {{User:Iyeru/sig}}
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:''and [[HRWiki talk:Standards#Retroactive names in transcripts|HRWiki talk:Standards → Retroactive names in transcripts]]
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:::Something like <span class="plainlinks">[http://www.google.com http://hrwiki.org/images/thumb/e/ea/CupAJoe.png/18px-CupAJoe.png]</span> ? (Note: what I thought I was doing didn't actually work... but the end result did anyway... I'm not sure if the URL of the 18px version is permanent or a cache thing though, you might want/need to upload a version that is explicitly the size you want). &mdash;[[Special:Contributions/98.222.134.36|98.222.134.36]] 04:16, 19 April 2009 (UTC)
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::::The 18px thumbnail thing is semi-permanent... it won't disappear on its own, but if you upload a new image over that one, then it'll disappear, and you'll have to look at a page with <code><nowiki>[[Image:CupAJoe.png|18px]]</nowiki></code> (either hard-refresh a page that already has it, or add it to a page and show preview, that sort of thing) to get it to re-generate the thumbnail. Best bet is to put that in a <code>&lt;noinclude&gt;</code> section in the sig template itself, just in case. {{User:Phlip/sig}} 08:22, 19 April 2009 (UTC)
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:::::Thanks, I did that. Now to wait for someone to vandalize the picture and upload a huge or really, really small one-pixel version of the image. :D {{User:Iyeru/sig}}
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::::::It's like no one knows of the {{t|pl}} template anymore... {{User:MichaelXX2/sig}} 14:41, 19 April 2009 (UTC)
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:::::::How do you even USE that template in conjunction with a file? Seems pointless to bring it up here when there's no input for a file. {{User:Iyeru/sig}}
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::::::::Like this: <code><nowiki>{{pl|l=http://www.google.com http://hrwiki.org/images/thumb/e/ea/CupAJoe.png/18px-CupAJoe.png}}</nowiki></code> makes this :{{pl|l=http://www.google.com http://hrwiki.org/images/thumb/e/ea/CupAJoe.png/18px-CupAJoe.png}}. And please sign your talk posts with 4 tildes: <nowiki>~~~~</nowiki> {{User:MichaelXX2/sig}} 14:52, 19 April 2009 (UTC)
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:::::::::Sure thing Mike, err, Micheal. {{User:Iyeru/sig}} 14:59, 19 April 2009 (UTC)
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::::::::::That's much better. And it's Michael. ;) {{User:MichaelXX2/sig}} 15:00, 19 April 2009 (UTC)
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== Link to Job Queue ==
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== Some questions we would like to ask about... ==
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The link to the information on Job Queues in [[Special:Statistics]] is broken (sort of). It should instead link to {{p|l=http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Job_queue Job queue}} on MediaWiki.org. {{User:Homestar-winner/sig}} 18:17, 19 April 2009 (UTC)
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Hi there, I'm a stranger who wants to ask you some questions.
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== New article idea ==
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1) When will ALL the old Flash pages turn to HTML5?
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I've an idea for a new article: fanscripts, people could post scripts that they invented about homestar runner's adventures, please can you consider my idea- posted 23 Thursday 2009 [[User:DJ Dumpy Dump|DJ Dumpy Dump]]
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2) When are you going to UNBAN IP addresses who "committed" persistent vandalism?
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The wiki, as far as I know, doesn't put articles on fanstuff. There are other places you can post things, like the H*R fanstuff wiki (after the purge is over) and the fanstuff forum.--[[User:Mariofan1000|Mariofan1000]] 16:17, 24 April 2009 (UTC)
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3) If Flash is dead, are you going to cancel HomestarRunner.com ?
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== new videlectrix update, ==
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4) Why wouldn't we see ANY updates from 2011 to 2014?
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im not sure if any of you saw this but theres a new update on the
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5) Could y'all please tell us what email The Brothers Chaps have?
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videlectrix site http://www.videlectrix.com/ {{User:Girrbyte/sig}}
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:So just post it. There's a template for recent changes that you edit to show the changes, you know. If not, well now you know!
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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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::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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:::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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::::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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:::::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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::::::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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== 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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== https ==
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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. -[[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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==YouTube channel?==
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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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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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::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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:::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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== Redesign ==
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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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==Sick Homestar, BRAH==
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Why is homestar sick looking on the main page button? Found no other place to post this question --[[User:Jeffjman|Jeffjman]][http://www.scratch.mit.edu/users/jeffjman][[File:Baby_strong_bad.png‎|30px]] 16:04, 16 March 2020 (UTC)
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:World events, Jeff. World events. &mdash; [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 17:12, 16 March 2020 (UTC)
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::How long exactly will the COVID-related logos continue to show up? It's been long enough now - if it was even necessary in the first place. Yes, we get it. Current events, the end times have almost come, we almost danced the Conga of the Apocalypse, etc. We get that. I think everyone who visits this wiki is aware of that by now. I think we'd all be aware of that ''even if'' this wiki's logo didn't shove it in our faces every few page loads (though I do appreciate that it is no longer EVERY page load like it was at first).  And I don't think any of us like being reminded of it - especially not this long after the fact. I'm sure most of us visit this wiki to take our minds ''off'' of the bad news for a while, not to be reminded of it by the logo. But it's your call, I suppose. I do hope I'm not coming across as rude - I just want to give my two cents on the matter since no one has brought up this point of view yet. [[Special:Contributions/76.184.23.181|76.184.23.181]] 01:24, 9 February 2021 (UTC)
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:::What's funny is I agree with you—it ''has'' been long enough now, and ''I'' don't like being reminded of it, either. In fact I came this close to taking it down completely a couple of days ago, but I stopped myself. It just didn't feel right, since this mess is still very much not over. But I toned it way down (btw, the most it has ever appeared is on half of all page loads; now it's on a twelfth). If you'd like to eliminate it completely, you can of course create an account and then set whatever logo you like on your user CSS page. As you mention, no one else has brought up this point of view yet. If they do, I'll reconsider whether it's time to take it down altogether. &mdash; [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 03:03, 9 February 2021 (UTC)
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::::1) You have no idea how relieved I am to hear that you agree with me for the most part! :)
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::::I apologize if I came across as preemptively defensive earlier. I'm not the best at wording, so I was gulp-afraid of saying the wrong thing and being misunderstood... that's happened to me a lot, especially in discussions about this pandemic. (Which is the major reason for me not liking to be reminded of it too often if possible.)
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::::2) Oh yes, I do remember that even in the beginning it wasn't on every page load. I think I initially assumed it was on only certain pages or something. And I did notice that it wasn't appearing as frequently lately, but I wasn't sure if that meant it had been toned down or was just a coincidence (at one point I even thought it was finally gone). Once every 12 page loads is acceptable, especially now that I know I'm not the only one who's tired of it. ;)
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::::3) I didn't know it was possible to change the logo on my user CSS page. I don't have a lot of practice with CSS but I might give it a try. Thanks for letting me know!
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::::4) I suppose it should be mentioned: technically I do have an account here, that I made when I was about 14 or 15. Same with the forum. But I've haven't been to the forum in years and have barely used the wiki account - instead, I mostly just browse the wiki, and, on VERY rare occasions, post on talk pages. Every once in a while I think about logging in and making contributions more often and becoming a regular user (after all, I read talk pages more than the average non-contributing user does, and several times I've thought of edits I could make), but... I said a LOT of dumb things on the forum back in the day, and my wiki and forum usernames are similar, so I cringe thinking about the possibility that people might still remember all of that. One of these days I'm going to see if I can still log in so I can change my username.
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::::[[Special:Contributions/76.184.23.181|76.184.23.181]] 07:49, 9 February 2021 (UTC)
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:Turns out the coronavirus doubles as a computer [[virus]]. {{User:The thing/sig}} 20:31, 16 March 2020 (UTC)
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== What's new correction ==
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The "What's New" should have the Fan Costumes from Thanksgiving at the bottom. [[User:Wolf O&#39;Donnel|Wolf O&#39;Donnel]] 03:52, 13 May 2020 (UTC)
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:I think whoever edited What's New last opted to take the Fan Costumes out instead, because the Halloween toon is a bigger, more significant update. The importance of updates should be considered alongside their recent,,,ness. A big toon should take priority over a short, and so on. --[[User:DorianGray|DorianGray]] 04:33, 13 May 2020 (UTC)
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::I did that. I was under the impression that the box was meant to primarily show the updates on the site's "what's new" button. The Halloween toon is there, while the Fan Costumes is not. {{User:Gfdgsgxgzgdrc/sig‎}} 04:37, 13 May 2020 (UTC)
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:::A good rule of thumb is that we should list everything within the last month and anything that's still in the What's New button, and if we still have space to fill, we can include older things that you can actually watch, like toons. &mdash; [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 14:07, 13 May 2020 (UTC)
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== Site on the fritz ==
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The wiki has been taking an age to load lately. Is there something amiss or do just that many people wanna know what the crap Bod is? [[User:Guybrush20X6|Guybrush20X6]] 12:21, 31 October 2020 (UTC)
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:Yeah that happens sometimes, especially when there's a new toon. &mdash; [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 16:35, 31 October 2020 (UTC)
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== History preservation ==
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Could you keep the pages for the stuff that will be removed from the website in 2021 (e.g. games, character videos, etc.) on the Wiki, so as to preserve the history of the website? (That "Mashed Potato Jones" comment from "Halloween Fairstival" and other stuff that was changed should be kept on the Wiki, too)
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:Has there been any announcement indicating that content will be removed from the website?  I believe individuals have made content archives and projects such as [[Wikipedia:Lightspark|Lightspark]] should allow such content to remain playable after flash's EOL.  So we should be ok? Still I haven't seen any notice of content deletion as of yet. --[[User:Stux|Stux]] 18:06, 29 November 2020 (UTC)
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== Remove [[FeedBurner]] from the main page ==
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If we're not doing a main page redesign in the near future, could we at least replace the link to [[FeedBurner]] with [[@StrongBadActual]]? It's where updates really happen now. {{User:Elcool/sig}} 07:02, 29 November 2020 (UTC)
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: I agree with Elcool. Which is why I decided to '''be bold''' and make the exact update he suggests. --{{User:Jay/sig}} 10:02, 29 November 2020 (UTC)
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::A '''bold''' edit? on the '''''Main Page'''''?!?!? :O Awesome! {{User:Elcool/sig}} 12:28, 29 November 2020 (UTC)
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:::'''NOTE:''' ''I've updated the redesign discussion [[HRWiki_talk:Main_page_redesign#Recent_update|here]] in response to this update.'' --[[User:Stux|Stux]] 19:47, 29 November 2020 (UTC)
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::To Elcool, Jay, and the rest of the sysops (and the greater wiki community at large): '''I would greatly appreciate everyone's feedback on if and how to move forward with the main page redesign!''' This is another thing that has stalled for years and I think even small changes would be helpful.  However, changes for the main page need to begin with sysop and admin participation!  Thanks! --[[User:Stux|Stux]] 13:53, 4 December 2020 (UTC)
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== Flash archive preservation ==
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What are we going to do with the wiki's flash archives? We need to preserve the old content, and there isn't any sign that the brothers chaps will post them on youtube.
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:[[https://twitter.com/StrongBadActual/status/1343723058289373184/photo/1 They've got their top man on it.]] And we got all the files backed up here so if needed we can run our own legacy player for stuff like [[Where the Crap are we?]] or worst case scenario, beg Newgrounds for their player. [[User:Guybrush20X6|Guybrush20X6]] 00:16, 1 January 2021 (UTC)
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:And just like that, they've unveiled a new HTML site that runs Ruffle for the old crap! I already found two Easter eggs! [[User:Guybrush20X6|Guybrush20X6]] 01:50, 1 January 2021 (UTC)
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== Some sbemails redirect to the wrong ones. ==
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As an example: [[1 step ahead]] redirects to sbemail 29 if you take the link to http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail28.html {{User:ColdReactive/sig}} 08:13, 23 January 2021 (UTC)
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:Sounds like a redirect bug to me (or similar). It could be noted in the [[Post-Flash Site Update]] page.  But more importantly TBC should be made aware of this so it can be fixed.  Not sure what the best way to do that is, I don't think they have a 'report site problems' link or similar.  Oh, I guess there's also twitter! --[[User:Stux|Stux]] 08:20, 23 January 2021 (UTC)
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== Index page seems to be missing from the Main Page ==
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The title says it all: every since the [[Post-Flash Site Update]], it seems the [[Index Page]] has risen to prominence a bit more than before. It should probably be included in the Main Page as well! --[[User:Stux|Stux]] 09:10, 17 March 2021 (UTC)
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:I see this a lot. Why do people say that the title says it all and then go on to say more things? Anyway I added the index page to the main page. &mdash; [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 16:45, 17 March 2021 (UTC)
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::That is a ''very'' good question!  I had never thought of that before. I almost didn't put the phrase in, but I still felt like it should go there.  People are riddled and mired in contradiction.  That's the only thing that comes to mind. Also, thank you very much for adding the link! --[[User:Stux|Stux]] 13:51, 18 March 2021 (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 (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 (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)

[edit] Sick Homestar, BRAH

Why is homestar sick looking on the main page button? Found no other place to post this question --Jeffjman[2] 16:04, 16 March 2020 (UTC)

World events, Jeff. World events. — It's dot com 17:12, 16 March 2020 (UTC)
How long exactly will the COVID-related logos continue to show up? It's been long enough now - if it was even necessary in the first place. Yes, we get it. Current events, the end times have almost come, we almost danced the Conga of the Apocalypse, etc. We get that. I think everyone who visits this wiki is aware of that by now. I think we'd all be aware of that even if this wiki's logo didn't shove it in our faces every few page loads (though I do appreciate that it is no longer EVERY page load like it was at first). And I don't think any of us like being reminded of it - especially not this long after the fact. I'm sure most of us visit this wiki to take our minds off of the bad news for a while, not to be reminded of it by the logo. But it's your call, I suppose. I do hope I'm not coming across as rude - I just want to give my two cents on the matter since no one has brought up this point of view yet. 76.184.23.181 01:24, 9 February 2021 (UTC)
What's funny is I agree with you—it has been long enough now, and I don't like being reminded of it, either. In fact I came this close to taking it down completely a couple of days ago, but I stopped myself. It just didn't feel right, since this mess is still very much not over. But I toned it way down (btw, the most it has ever appeared is on half of all page loads; now it's on a twelfth). If you'd like to eliminate it completely, you can of course create an account and then set whatever logo you like on your user CSS page. As you mention, no one else has brought up this point of view yet. If they do, I'll reconsider whether it's time to take it down altogether. — It's dot com 03:03, 9 February 2021 (UTC)
1) You have no idea how relieved I am to hear that you agree with me for the most part! :)
I apologize if I came across as preemptively defensive earlier. I'm not the best at wording, so I was gulp-afraid of saying the wrong thing and being misunderstood... that's happened to me a lot, especially in discussions about this pandemic. (Which is the major reason for me not liking to be reminded of it too often if possible.)
2) Oh yes, I do remember that even in the beginning it wasn't on every page load. I think I initially assumed it was on only certain pages or something. And I did notice that it wasn't appearing as frequently lately, but I wasn't sure if that meant it had been toned down or was just a coincidence (at one point I even thought it was finally gone). Once every 12 page loads is acceptable, especially now that I know I'm not the only one who's tired of it. ;)
3) I didn't know it was possible to change the logo on my user CSS page. I don't have a lot of practice with CSS but I might give it a try. Thanks for letting me know!
4) I suppose it should be mentioned: technically I do have an account here, that I made when I was about 14 or 15. Same with the forum. But I've haven't been to the forum in years and have barely used the wiki account - instead, I mostly just browse the wiki, and, on VERY rare occasions, post on talk pages. Every once in a while I think about logging in and making contributions more often and becoming a regular user (after all, I read talk pages more than the average non-contributing user does, and several times I've thought of edits I could make), but... I said a LOT of dumb things on the forum back in the day, and my wiki and forum usernames are similar, so I cringe thinking about the possibility that people might still remember all of that. One of these days I'm going to see if I can still log in so I can change my username.
76.184.23.181 07:49, 9 February 2021 (UTC)
Turns out the coronavirus doubles as a computer virus. TheThin 20:31, 16 March 2020 (UTC)

[edit] What's new correction

The "What's New" should have the Fan Costumes from Thanksgiving at the bottom. Wolf O'Donnel 03:52, 13 May 2020 (UTC)

I think whoever edited What's New last opted to take the Fan Costumes out instead, because the Halloween toon is a bigger, more significant update. The importance of updates should be considered alongside their recent,,,ness. A big toon should take priority over a short, and so on. --DorianGray 04:33, 13 May 2020 (UTC)
I did that. I was under the impression that the box was meant to primarily show the updates on the site's "what's new" button. The Halloween toon is there, while the Fan Costumes is not. Gfdgsgxgzgdrc 04:37, 13 May 2020 (UTC)
A good rule of thumb is that we should list everything within the last month and anything that's still in the What's New button, and if we still have space to fill, we can include older things that you can actually watch, like toons. — It's dot com 14:07, 13 May 2020 (UTC)

[edit] Site on the fritz

The wiki has been taking an age to load lately. Is there something amiss or do just that many people wanna know what the crap Bod is? Guybrush20X6 12:21, 31 October 2020 (UTC)

Yeah that happens sometimes, especially when there's a new toon. — It's dot com 16:35, 31 October 2020 (UTC)

[edit] History preservation

Could you keep the pages for the stuff that will be removed from the website in 2021 (e.g. games, character videos, etc.) on the Wiki, so as to preserve the history of the website? (That "Mashed Potato Jones" comment from "Halloween Fairstival" and other stuff that was changed should be kept on the Wiki, too)

Has there been any announcement indicating that content will be removed from the website? I believe individuals have made content archives and projects such as Lightspark should allow such content to remain playable after flash's EOL. So we should be ok? Still I haven't seen any notice of content deletion as of yet. --Stux 18:06, 29 November 2020 (UTC)

[edit] Remove FeedBurner from the main page

If we're not doing a main page redesign in the near future, could we at least replace the link to FeedBurner with @StrongBadActual? It's where updates really happen now. Elcool (talk)(contribs) 07:02, 29 November 2020 (UTC)

I agree with Elcool. Which is why I decided to be bold and make the exact update he suggests. --Jay (Talk) 10:02, 29 November 2020 (UTC)
A bold edit? on the Main Page?!?!? :O Awesome! Elcool (talk)(contribs) 12:28, 29 November 2020 (UTC)
NOTE: I've updated the redesign discussion here in response to this update. --Stux 19:47, 29 November 2020 (UTC)
To Elcool, Jay, and the rest of the sysops (and the greater wiki community at large): I would greatly appreciate everyone's feedback on if and how to move forward with the main page redesign! This is another thing that has stalled for years and I think even small changes would be helpful. However, changes for the main page need to begin with sysop and admin participation! Thanks! --Stux 13:53, 4 December 2020 (UTC)

[edit] Flash archive preservation

What are we going to do with the wiki's flash archives? We need to preserve the old content, and there isn't any sign that the brothers chaps will post them on youtube.

[They've got their top man on it.] And we got all the files backed up here so if needed we can run our own legacy player for stuff like Where the Crap are we? or worst case scenario, beg Newgrounds for their player. Guybrush20X6 00:16, 1 January 2021 (UTC)
And just like that, they've unveiled a new HTML site that runs Ruffle for the old crap! I already found two Easter eggs! Guybrush20X6 01:50, 1 January 2021 (UTC)

[edit] Some sbemails redirect to the wrong ones.

As an example: 1 step ahead redirects to sbemail 29 if you take the link to http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail28.html ColdReactive 08:13, 23 January 2021 (UTC)

Sounds like a redirect bug to me (or similar). It could be noted in the Post-Flash Site Update page. But more importantly TBC should be made aware of this so it can be fixed. Not sure what the best way to do that is, I don't think they have a 'report site problems' link or similar. Oh, I guess there's also twitter! --Stux 08:20, 23 January 2021 (UTC)

[edit] Index page seems to be missing from the Main Page

The title says it all: every since the Post-Flash Site Update, it seems the Index Page has risen to prominence a bit more than before. It should probably be included in the Main Page as well! --Stux 09:10, 17 March 2021 (UTC)

I see this a lot. Why do people say that the title says it all and then go on to say more things? Anyway I added the index page to the main page. — It's dot com 16:45, 17 March 2021 (UTC)
That is a very good question! I had never thought of that before. I almost didn't put the phrase in, but I still felt like it should go there. People are riddled and mired in contradiction. That's the only thing that comes to mind. Also, thank you very much for adding the link! --Stux 13:51, 18 March 2021 (UTC)
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