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אפריל פאָאָלס

אזוי, מיר ניטאָ נאָר געגאנגען צו שייַעך-נוצן לעצט יאָר ס אפריל פאָאָלס 'טאָג וויץ? TheThin

18 15934'11 22528895 3109757279757097 42574 1375445 21850'28 1320170! The Knights Who Say Ni
Yoshi yoshi yo-shi! Pas de langage marrant, s'il vous plaît! Je suis un peu déçu que la farce de Poisson d'Avril du dernier an a re-utilisée, aussi. J'ai attendu l'approche de AdQ et avait une des farces les plus vieuses re-utilisée. RickTommy (edits) 05:18, 2 April 2012 (UTC)

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XHTML Validation being pushed by non-staff

If I recall correctly, Defender1031 isn't staff, and shouldn't be editing other people's signatures to conform to the validation of the Wiki's XHTML DTD, (nor was Homestar-Winner, etc. back before I knew about it as they weren't staff either.) However, what does the staff feel about this issue, as I just wanted to ask the question, "Should non-staff go about changing other user signatures?" I'm not trying to be rude or anything, rather, getting the question off my chest, seeing as Staff are the only ones really allowed to edit others' signatures, even though that reverting would go against the HRWiki rules, but a non-staff member editing another user's page (of any kind) is also against said rules, thus creating a rule paradox, if you will. ColdReactive 04:55, 25 April 2012 (UTC)

There's no rule that says that non-admins can't fix the code in other people's signatures. There IS a rule that says "If you must [edit someone else's user space], it should be for a compelling reason, for example to correct linking errors that might confuse readers or to provide technical assistance." Validation, especially when a signature is actively breaking pages, falls under the latter category. Note also that the Validation Committee was created mostly as a response to people using incorrect code in their sigs. (The most telling is the section on font tags: "There are many <font color="red">text</font> tags hanging out here and there. Many people are using them in their sigs. Since font tags are allowed in XHTML 1.0 Transitional, it's okay if people want to continue using them, but they should make sure to enclose the color declaration in quotation marks to keep things valid. However, we should try to switch everyone to <span style="color:#rgb;">text</span>. This method is much more forward compatible.") Also, if you are somehow under the impression that I have no communication with the admins beyond that which is visible to you on the wiki, you are mistaken. I hope that answers your question. — Defender1031*Talk 06:24, 25 April 2012 (UTC)

Does a Base64 Image count as an image?

Base64 text can be converted from an image to text and back into an image via CSS. Is it still valid to count such images as personal images even though they are text data? As the base64 text does not require as much data to be sent and received as an image does. (Browser processes the information from the text data, rather than download the image data.) ColdReactive 04:16, 29 April 2012 (UTC)

Actually, text-based base 64 encoding is MORE data per the same image than actual image data. Each byte of base-64 data holds 1/4 of the possible values that a byte of image data can hold (accounting for 6 bits as opposed to 8), hence for every 4 bytes of image data, there are 5 characters of base-64 data, meaning, more work all around. — Defender1031*Talk 09:31, 29 April 2012 (UTC)
I meant sent and received in terms of network bandwidth, not processing. ColdReactive 10:06, 1 May 2012 (UTC)
Yes I know exactly what you meant, and you are still wrong. For every 4 bytes of image data transferred over the network, base-64 transfers 5 bytes. — Defender1031*Talk 10:38, 1 May 2012 (UTC)

Creating Accounts is No Longer an Option?

I noticed while logging in today that the "log in/create account" button has been reduced to a "login" button, and the page no longer links towards any sort of ability to create a new account. What happened to it? MichaelXX2 mail_icon.gif link_icon.gif 06:51, 25 May 2012 (UTC)

We had to disable it temporarily due to a recent influx of spam accounts. When new countermeasures are created, we'll reactivate the new account making option. --DorianGray 07:00, 25 May 2012 (UTC)

Featured content of the day (or whenever)

I've retired the featured articles and have set up the beginnings of an automatic list of daily featured H*R content. The format of this list will change, perhaps drastically, as we experiment with redesigning the entire main page. In other words, if you don't like the format right now, don't worry, it's a work in progress. — It's dot com 02:19, 1 January 2013 (UTC)

  • I'm actually surprised they lasted through 2012. I've visited the wiki every Monday morning for the past year in hopes of updates, but without fail there was always a featured article. Thank you to those who stuck with it for so long. --Jellote wuz here 22:14, 1 January 2013 (UTC)
    • It's too bad there is nothing new on the H*R site to bring me here anymore. Thank you IDC for all your work of the years. The fact that your still here shows a lot of dedication. I R F 14:00, 5 January 2013 (UTC)
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