Talk:Pom Pom

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Still disambiguous?

Hmm. Does the case fix get rid of this problem? Pom Pom is the character, pom pom is the email, right? Or is that way to confusing? Also, links to the page "Pom Pom" aren't directed here anymore. We need to fix this. Somehow. -- Tom 12:03, 28 Jul 2004 (MST)

Case seems to be adequate enough to disambiguify something to the engine, but I don't think it's good enough for readers. Case-sensitivity would/will confuse a lot of people. I think we should stick with what we've got. — wikisig.gif Joey (talk·edits) 12:13, 28 Jul 2004 (MST)
Oh right, I think it was the move that I was looking for. That works... But still, ideally, nothing should link here. They should all link to either Pom Pom (character) or pom pom (email). Would it be easier to have the pages be "Pom Pom" and "pom pom"? Wait, that's still confusing. I guess... Which type of confusion do we want then? -- Tom 12:19, 28 Jul 2004 (MST)
I dunno. This case stuff is going to confuse some people, but I don't think it's unnecessarily complicated. — wikisig.gif Joey (talk·edits)
Okay, I'm not sure anyone will ever link to "pom pom (character)", so I deleted that. Nothing linked to it, and it just redirected to "Pom Pom (character)" I think we might be out thinking ourselves. What's going to happen when someone copies a page here? What will the links say? "PomPom" or ""StrongBadEmail/pom pom", right? So they are going to have to be changed either way... Should we change them to "Pom Pom (character)" and "pom pom (email)" or simply "Pom Pom" and "pom pom" I guess that's my question. -- Tom 12:34, 28 Jul 2004 (MST)
I really think we should keep "Pom Pom (character)" and "pom pom (email)" because it will help people understand what they're looking at. If the name is exactly the same (even if the case is different) people will get confused. New links should go to one or the other, not to the disambiguation page. Links should only go to the disambiguation page when people aren't paying attention to what they're doing (something I do a lot). — wikisig.gif Joey (talk·edits) 12:49, 28 Jul 2004 (MST)
The disambiguation page is also nice when people are looking for "Pom Pom" and they type it into the search box and hit "Go". — wikisig.gif Joey (talk·edits) 12:53, 28 Jul 2004 (MST)
Yeah, that makes sense. We'll have to add that to the list of things to change when bringing something over. To try to prevent some of the confusion. And to that user guide we still have to make... -- Tom 12:55, 28 Jul 2004 (MST)

I've pointed out before this page is unnecessary. Pom Pom (character) should be moved here, and pom pom should be the e-mail, and they can each have disambiguation notices at the top, like: You might be looking for the Strong Bad Email named pom pom. It's good enough for Wikipedia and I think it's still good enough for us. - furrykef 12:35, 14 Sep 2004 (MST)

In any case, we need to standardise this. Marzipan and Homsar's pages both have "(character)" and "(email)", whereas Pom Pom is just governed by case. Either way is fine, but it seems awkward to use both. --Upsilon

I think the email should be pom pom (email), but this page being changed to pom pom (character) is ridiculous. After all, what if there was an email entitled "strong bad"? Would we have to change the Strong Bad character page to Strong Bad (character)?

Last time we've seen Pom Pom?

When was the last time we have seen Pom Pom? Homestramy20|Talk 03:48, 15 Sep 2005 (UTC)

I think it was way back in Bug in Mouth Disease, which was released on May 9th. That IS a long time for such a main character to go without an appearance. --DorianGray
Family Resemblence was more recent than that, in July, although it wasn't on the site. Last time on the site was modeling, on June 27. --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 21:32, 15 Sep 2005 (UTC)
That's still a long time, isn't it? In the early toons, you couldn't have one without Pom Pom. Although, I guess there are only so many things you can do with a big bouncy guy who speaks in bubbles, yeah? --DorianGray
'Specially since Pom Pom lacks the character flaws that plague every other member of the main cast. --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 08:13, 16 Sep 2005 (UTC)
Pom Pom has one character flaw: lack of character. We barely know anything about him. Personally, I'd rather TBC use him more or delete him from the main cast. I don't like a "main" character being ignored like this. But that's just me. - Joshua
Things change. I think TBC ran out of gas for the Pom-ster - as it says above, he has no clearly defined character, and can't speak (except in bubbles). Not speaking hasn't seemed to have hurt The Poopsmith much, but there's only so much you can do with Pom-Pom...it was still interesting to see him go from Homestar's steadfast companion, to supporting character, to a once-in-a-blue-moon kinda guy. I don't think he'll totally disappear, but his halcion days are clearly passed. THE SMOKING MONKEY 13:49, 16 Sep 2005 (UTC)
"Ran out of gas." That's funny. — It's dot com
Huh? Oh...he's, like, a gas-filled balloon. Oh, man. THE SMOKING MONKEY
Truth be told, Pom Pom still has more appearances than The Poopsmith (who also hasn't appeared in anything for a while) or Homsar, but the former is catching up, and he's already been surpassed by The King of Town. --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 18:37, 16 Sep 2005 (UTC)
The Poopsmith appeared in Trogdor Con, but it was just a little cameo. (but so was Pom Pom in modeling) Homsar, on the other hand, is becoming popular. - Joshua
Ah, yes, forgot about that. Pom Pom's name was at least explicitly mentioned in modeling. --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 18:52, 16 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Reference?

Does getting Homestar out of some really tight pants count as a reference to Seinfeld?--Robert Benedicio 13:39, 10 December 2005 (UTC)

I don't think so. small_logo.pngUsername-talk 15:19, 10 December 2005 (UTC)
I think it's a referance to homestar not wearing pants. Not to a seinfeld show. — talk Bubsty edits 21:44, 17 December 2005 (UTC)
Ah so there's the pants reference. It all makes sense.Geshmalder 21:25, 9 January 2006 (UTC)

Beats me.But Homestar Wore Daisy Dukes in "Long Pants".But The Cheat Ignited them.--Gir007 20:44, 13 February 2006 (UTC)

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