Talk:homestarrunner.com

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Is this really necessary? I mean, what else is there to be said? --Trogga 18:49, 30 March 2007 (UTC)

Actually, I'm sure there's a lot more to be said. I dunno what right now, but I'm sure we have many other things to say. At any rate, it is necessary, short or not. --DorianGray 18:54, 30 March 2007 (UTC)
Yes, Homestar Runner has grown much larger than just the website, and there are details about the actual Internet address that we deserve their own page. — It's dot com 18:58, 30 March 2007 (UTC)

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[edit] Not Quite a Merge Proposal

There's currently no information on this page that should not go on Timeline of Homestar Runner. I'm unsure about proposing a merge just yet, but I suggest we keep the possibility in mind when thinking of facts that we can add. Loafing 19:55, 30 March 2007 (UTC)

That page is a timeline of the body of work. This page is about the website itself. See some notes on things to add to the page. — It's dot com 20:20, 30 March 2007 (UTC)
Makes sense! I'm glad I didn't propose a merge ;-) Loafing 20:22, 30 March 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Filename mismatch

Would it be good to list an example of when a flash filename doesn't match it's HTML file? I don't know of any examples offhand so I can't add it. Do we even have such a list? --Stux 16:47, 3 April 2007 (UTC)

I think it would be appropriate for the page if it's not too long a list. — It's dot com 18:42, 3 April 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Caption

Why does the image caption just say http://homestarrunner.com? What's wrong with other captions? --Trogga 01:30, 4 April 2007 (UTC)

I'm wondering about that too, since we already have a link to homestarrunner.com in the External Links section. I might change it to "Everybody! Everybody!" soon though and we'll see what happens from there. ColdReactive
You should leave it the way it is. The caption shows a screenshot of homestarrunner.com as it appears in a typical web browser. In this case, a cutesy embellishment is not superior to simply describing what the image is. — It's dot com 12:27, 2 July 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Stub?

What information is missing from this page that makes it a stub? I may try to add it, but I don't have too good knowledge about this stuff (HTML, Domains, I do know stuff about URLs). Homestar-Winner (talk) 12:22, 5 October 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Validation test?

What is the validation test anyways? How can a website become valid? What does it mean if it's not valid? Hm??? DrPepper42 11:19, 28 July 2008 (UTC)

When the web was young, the document format of webpages (HTML) was relatively loosely defined and very inconsistently interpreted by web browsers. Also the browsers created their own custom versions of it in order to add new features. Each one sort of did it's own thing with it. Certain things would work only in Internet Explorer but not in Netscape Navigator, and vice versa. Some pretty basic stuff would end up looking entirely different depending on the browser — and to do anything beyond basic would often require the authors to essentially re-design the entire page (or site) for each browser.
Web standards, such as following strict rules for HTML, are an attempt bring some sanity to this, and the W3C validation test mentioned is a tool that will check a page and tell you how well you are following the standard. Nowadays, modern browsers will treat a "valid" document in a standard way, and pages will look much closer to the same in any browser. This makes people who have to write the code very very happy. (To this day, the big browsers will still revert back to using their own custom "quirks" if the document is invalid.)
As for H*R, it's pretty much entirely irrelevant — the content of their work is almost all presented in Flash, and the HTML is just there hold the Flash file, so it doesn't make any difference if it's valid or not really.
That answer was much longer than I thought it would be... sorry =/ Hope it made sense ;-)  Green Helmet 12:22, 28 July 2008 (UTC)

[edit] What I meant to do was...

... to have it read "Homestarrunner.net, it's dot com!" but when you click it, it's still a link to the website. But, I screwed up. Badly. But would that be cool if someone could do that for this page? I think it would, but that's just me. Tizye96 03:48, 9 January 2009 (UTC)

See the note above. — It's dot com 04:19, 9 January 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Did Homestar inexplicably go down for anyone else on March 6, 2009?

Because it did for me. If anyone can find out why, that'd be great for me. Or was it only me that is experiencing this problem? --68.33.155.163 00:18, 7 March 2009 (UTC)

It was probably just one of those things. In the future, you can check http://downforeveryoneorjustme.com/homestarrunner.com. — It's dot com 15:27, 7 March 2009 (UTC)

[edit] What's happening?

Since a few days ago, all pages seem to be missing and instead show a Bad Gateway error. I'm aware that this is happening with other people as well and I just want to know what's going on. -- Mml554 talk 22:30, 9 February 2018 (UTC)

It seems pretty inconsistent for me. Sometimes there's a Bad Gateway error, sometimes the Flash file doesn't load, and sometimes it's perfectly fine. Weird. Also, the website in the above post seems to indicate that the website is up. Gfdgsgxgzgdrc 23:29, 9 February 2018 (UTC)
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