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[edit] Store Template

I made a template idea:

Not bad!!! Though, the "Main Store Page" should actually just be hyperlinked to the "Store" at the top like the Yahoo Store template. Also, there's an extra line between the Accessories and the CD/DVDs - Catjaz63 03:33, 12 April 2015 (UTC)
I just made {{storenew}}, so now we have a store template. Gfdgsgxgzgdrc 19:35, 12 April 2015 (UTC)

[edit] Old Store vs. New Store Organization

Hi all,

I have a concern regarding the subpages for the old and new stores. While I think it was the right idea to separate the current Store page and the Yahoo Store page I don't think it's the right approach for its subpages. The reason for that is that many pages already link to existing content in the subpages and that may break a lot of things. With that in mind I think we have two options:

  1. Reuse the current subpages for both old and new content. Have sections that separate the old Yahoo store and new store and discontinued content. Maybe even separate the Yahoo Store Discontinued content and New Store Discontinued content. This is my preferred solution.
  2. Turn the subpages into disambiguation pages and create both Yahoo Store and Shopify Store subpages. This would break any anchor links that may point to the subpages (there may be none but I don't know for sure).
  3. Create separate Shopify subpages and leave the current ones alone (link the current ones to the new ones via diambiguation templates).

So, I would like to discuss these two... erm... three options and gauge people's opinions. We could also ignore those links and just move the pages in question but I'm a little reluctant to do that. Fortunately we only have to worry about a subset of all the store subpages, namely:

T-Shirts | Hooded Sweatshirts | Baby Clothes | Accessories | Posters | Playsets & Toys!

EDIT: I restored some content so that it is not lost and modified the page to more or less resemble suggestion #1. If it's acceptable we can repeat the same on the other pages, otherwise it should be modified pending further discussion. --Stux 07:41, 15 April 2015 (UTC)

In my opinion, we should move the current subpages (for example, Store T-Shirts to Yahoo Store T-Shirts) and put all the new items there. We could probably get a bot to change the links. Gfdgsgxgzgdrc 23:06, 14 June 2017 (UTC)
I still think the old pages should be moved and the new pages should replace them. We can't keep this long long list on the main Store page forever! Gfdgsgxgzgdrc 04:55, 13 October 2017 (UTC)
I have separated the clothing and other items of the shopify store into their respective pages. It seems that, for a while, the store offerings were drastically reduced! And they've added a second substore. I have tried to organize those pages accordingly into active and discontinued items (so that we have a history of them). I also more or less updated the template to reflect the change. However the work is still incomplete (and thus I have kept the cleanup tag in the page). The items that still remain are:
  • Upload and add any missing images from the shopify and teespring stores (I kept some close-up images but the images on teespring may be different and should probably be re-uploaded as new images. I treated all teespring item images as new, so I left them all as image stubs.)
  • Update the template to better reflect the new reorganization
  • Cleanup/archive the current store page based
  • Double check that the store and teespring items and item information is correct!
  • Each item has an ID. Hopefully nothing linked to those specific IDs. Otherwise the links will have to be updated! Perhaps there are redirects that point to stuff that was moved?
I think that's it! Feel free to update/tweak the layout as needed. Thanks for flying! --Stux 14:48, 8 September 2019 (UTC)

[edit] Wave O' Shirts!

Uh oh. What do we do now?!? Gfdgsgxgzgdrc 22:19, 22 August 2016 (UTC)

I guess we upload all the new shirt-types and hope the HRWiki doesn't crash. - Catjaz63 22:59, 22 August 2016 (UTC)
A lot of them are older designs, just with better images. The question is, do we overwrite the old ones or make new, separate images for them? -- ■■   PURPLE  WRENCH   ■■ 23:10, 22 August 2016 (UTC)
For archival reasons and also with Yahoo Store, it's best that we make new separate images for them. - Catjaz63 23:16, 22 August 2016 (UTC)
That is, assuming the server's image issues get sorted out. (I have a hypothesis of what's going on, I think there's a resolution limit for making thumbnails [eg, width x height x number of frames if it's a gif]... but I could be wrong.) -- ■■   PURPLE  WRENCH   ■■ 00:53, 24 August 2016 (UTC)
Never mind, it's all good now. -- ■■   PURPLE  WRENCH   ■■ 23:45, 25 August 2016 (UTC)

Has this been resolved? If so we can remove the cleanup tag from the article. -- Bleu Ninja 02:43, 1 July 2021 (UTC)

[edit] Figurine Set 2

I've been interested in figurine series 2 but it's sold out. How long has it been sold out, when will it come back, or are they gone forever like kick the cheat? 18:13, 27 October 2016 (UTC)

[edit] Fangamer

Currently "Fangamer" redirects to this page. However, the FG products are not sold or linked from the Shopify store and as a result many are not archived or catalogued on this wiki. Is there a reason why Fangamer is a simple redirect and not its own page? -- Bleu Ninja 22:42, 30 May 2021 (UTC)

The reason it's a redirect is because I noticed that it was a redlink. I did feel that the Fangamer-exclusive content should be documented; redirecting was just the simplest way to resolve the redlink issue. DEI DAT VMdatvm center\super contra 09:02, 1 June 2021 (UTC)

[edit] Teespring

I think the current approach of integrating Teespring items alongside Shopify ones is working fine. However I think it's a bit odd that Teespring is only mentioned implicitly. Not sure where the best place would be (opening paragraph? Fun Facts? I don't think it needs its own page) but a sentence or two should be added to the effect of "products are also offered via a storefront on the print-on-demand service Teespring" somewhere in this article. -- Bleu Ninja 16:22, 1 July 2021 (UTC)

[edit] The Shopify is Down

I don't know if anyone else has pointed this out yet on the wiki, but the Shopify store is down and displays a "please log in" page in place of the normal home page.

This kind of poor quality to treatment of the store isn't new to me, because the homestore has had less items since the time of my discovery of homestar in the post-hiatus era (ie only having the volume 6 of the sbemail dvds, everything else 1 and 2 but not 3, having only series 1 of the figurines as the only things that interested me). Last month, they only had meeples, the board game and the board game shirt.

So it makes sense for them to be renovating the store to sell more there than just trogdor the board game. (I just realized that the Everything Else Volumes 1-3 disc set is no longer buyable due to the store being down! This changes everything!)

I hope they bring back the store soon, so we can buy Homestar DVDs again. Or have Fangamer distribute DVDs or something. --J∃ffJMan 18:59, 5 July 2022 (UTC)

I gave the store's page a look myself. It says that they're in the process of updating it, so it'll probably be back up soon. — Keegster2 (Howl at me) 19:08, 5 July 2022 (UTC)
"cough cough". -- 19:55, 5 July 2022 (UTC)
I noticed this a week or so ago when I was cleaning up various Store articles. Since the message is pretty clear that it's temporary ("check back shortly") I figured it wasn't worth the effort to write it all up. But it might be worth calling out that the deck is sold through their distributor Greater Than Games somewhere? Compare Yahoo Store#Other Places To Buy. -- Bleu Ninja 20:19, 5 July 2022 (UTC)

[edit] Store subpages - "clothing"/"other items" vs "Shopify"/"Teespring"

I'd like to discuss reworking the Store product subpages. Right now there are three — Shopify Store Clothing, Shopify Store Other Items, and Fangamer — with Teespring items included in the two Shopify pages. I think the structure should be redone to have one page for each storefront — Shopify Products, Teespring, and Fangamer.

  • Although Shopify previously had dozens of shirts (as well as hoodies and Baby Stuff), this has been whittled down to only two articles of clothing. "Shopify Store Clothing" seems a poor title when less than 5% of the clothes for sale are actually on Shopify. It seems pretty clear that TBC have shifted clothing production over to Teespring with Shopify being focused on media and toys.
  • The Teespring store is not described well on the wiki. Although we have specific dates for the opening of Shopify and Fangamer, only the year of Teespring's launch is provided. A dedicated Teespring page would allow for a better writeup.
  • The Store index page has divided the three storefronts for over a year.
    • Again, Fangamer already has its own page.

I could see a few arguments against this, though—

  • Shopify and Teespring are both run and designed by TBC. Fangamer having its own page differentiates it as third-party.
  • Links to store items would be broken. However, looking at "what links here" there's not too many links to wrangle and product ids can be kept.

I don't see these as too objectionable. Any other thoughts? -- Bleu Ninja 16:50, 19 July 2022 (UTC)

I agree, both to merging Shopify's pages together and giving each store a separate page. It's super weird how Teespring doesn't get its own article while Fangamer does, and it has more than enough for sale to warrant being separated from Shopify's listings, which are pretty much just the DVDs and Trogdor!! at this point.
What should we call the Teespring article, though? Do we go with just "Teespring", or "Strong Bad's Specialty Shoppe"? The former's easier to remember and quicker to type, but the latter's the official name for the store. — Keegster2 (Howl at me) 17:34, 19 July 2022 (UTC)
I vote for "Teespring" — Yahoo Store and Shopify both use(d) the name "Homestore Runner" but the wiki pages are named after the host. -- Bleu Ninja 18:06, 19 July 2022 (UTC)
I'm also on board with making a Teespring page and merging the two Shopify pages. Gfdgsgxgzgdrc 22:30, 19 July 2022 (UTC)

An update on the current status with the ladies of the pages: Shopify Store Clothing, Shopify Store Other Items, Teespring, Fangamer. I could see arguments for and against merging the Shopify pages; I could also see the Teespring page being subdivided, maybe not as granular as the Yahoo Store's many subsections but perhaps "Clothing"/"Other Items" or "Apparel"/"Homeware"/"Accessories"/"Drinkware"/"Other". Either way there's room for more discussion. -- Bleu Ninja 16:48, 10 August 2022 (UTC)

[edit] Official (?) ebay storefront

The Ebay seller homestar_runner_warehouse seems to be an official seller of overstock merch. Their location is Avondale Estates, GA (same as the Office of the Brothers Chaps), products are described as "Overstock from Homestar Runner Warehouse", and more than one review implies that "the creators" are running the ebay account. It's been active since early 2021. However, there's no explicit "Hi, we're The Brothers Chaps" statement nor does it appear to be linked from the website or social media. Perhaps we acknowledge it in a subsection, like Yahoo Store#Other Places To Buy? -- Bleu Ninja 23:22, 16 October 2022 (UTC)

It's linked on the page for the Everybody Everybody poster description ----J∃ffJMan 11:21, 17 October 2022 (UTC)

[edit] "Stores" wiki page?

The navbar and page title refer to the page as "Stores" now (even if it is still at /store on the site). However the wiki does not have a Stores page. I think it may be premature to move this article to "Stores", but I'm also aware that making a "Stores" redirect page might screw up a later move. Thoughts? -- Bleu Ninja 17:22, 1 November 2022 (UTC)

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