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If I wanted to program a WikiBot, would it be HAVE to be in PHP, Python, or MySQL? {{User:Bluebry muffin/sig}} 22:27, 11 April 2006 (UTC)
If I wanted to program a WikiBot, would it be HAVE to be in PHP, Python, or MySQL? {{User:Bluebry muffin/sig}} 22:27, 11 April 2006 (UTC)
:Well, I'm pretty sure the answer there is yes in most cases, it's moot if you want to use one here. Only developers can run Wikibots. - {{User:Kookykman/sig}}

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Secret Song

it's "Dot com"
A short form of my username. (more) (19 July 2005)
Baseball fan!
Hey Dot com! Are you a baseball fan? (more) (26 July 2005)
Do you have an account on the HRFWiki too? (more) (27 July 2005)
User page
AWESOME user page Dot com! (more) (22 August 2005)
How old are you???
Well??? (more) (8 September 2005)
Arrested Development
This is not Homestar Related But...
Nothing's Concrete Yet
Sure it sounds grim, but no official announcement has been made yet. :) (more) (6 January 2006)
Arrested Development-apalooza
Fox is airing the last four episodes back to back on Friday, starting at 8pm. (more) (9 February 2006)
Time zone
I've noticed you going around asking for a general idea of where people live... (more) (27 November 2005)
Happy T
I love your Happy T user page! (more) (29 November 2005)
It's dot com has archived his talk page? Saddle up my flying pig; I'm goin' ice skating in hell! (more) (21 January 2006)
Most of it?
Why do you only own "most of" the figurine set 1? (more) (8 March 2006)
Favorite character
Who is your favorite H*R character? (more) (11 March 2006)
Broken link
Just letting you know, the link near the bottom of your page that is supposed to lead to the discussion concerning the email blockquote styles is broken. (more) (15 April 2006)
Why did you write hAcKEr in binary in your User Box? (more) (22 April 2006)
Dot com & Tom
Do both of you guys live in New York, as both of you were at a Yankees game? (more) (19 May 2006)
Do you watch the Dallas Mavericks? (more) (9 June 2006)
Collectible Figurines
Did you lose some? (more) (27 October 2007)
Archive of your talk
Why the heck don't you make an archive of your talk? 245 KB LONG? It nearly freezes my browser! (more) (16 January 2008)

Oh Yeah Yeah

You sir, are quite a genius. (more) (25 August 2005)
Man, you're the man!
How can you not be a sysop? (more) (8 September 2005)
Manual of style!
Dot com, If I were British, I'd nominate you for a knighthood. (more) (8 November 2005)
Mean to young people?
You're my least favorite admin ever. (more) (17 January 2006)
Profound Fanstuff Contributions
I just wanted to say that you did the best Poopsmith impression ever here! (more) (15 March 2007)
a comment to it's dot com
hey it's dot com, you are awesome. that is all i have to say. (more) (9 June 2007)
You are awesome. Thank you for being awesome. (more) (6 April 2008)

It's Like It Was Meant to Be

Merry Birthday!
I assume that from your edit that on this day October 25, 2X years ago, you were born!? (more) (25 October 2005)
Just letting you know, you have been given sysop privileges. (more) (11 September 2005)
Admin Team
Congratulations, Dot com! I always knew you'd be on the admin team! (more) (21 November 2005)
Developer status
Actually nothing is different (in a philosophical sense) from before. (more) (27 December 2005)
Happy X0th birthday, Dot com!
Happy X0th! 86% of the way to being eligible to run for president — plus, you've already got a winning slogan: "Vote for Ben, He's dot gov!" (more) (25 October 2006)
Happy birthday, dude
Oho! Happy X1st birthday! (more) (25 October 2007)

Everybody to the Limit

Thank you from pertmywert
Thank you so much for all your help and ideas. (more) (10 July 2005)
User Award
You have won the favourite use award for this week. Here is your trophy. (more) (10 July 2005)
Fav User Award Page?
Is there a page that has the previous winners of the "Fav. User Award"? (more) (27 July 2005)
Thanx from Strong Lad
Thanks for the help with my user page. (more) (26 July 2005)
Thank you from Rogue Leader
Thank you so moch for making the troll template. (more) (14 August 2005)
Thanx from Rebecca
Thanx for helping me with some of the questions that I asked on my talk page! (more) (5 August 2005)
Thank You from bkmlb
For helping me with my sig and being nice to me, you get a trophy (more) (14 August 2005)
You deserve a Pizza Trophy!
I present this Pizza Trophy to It's dot com for his outstanding work and attention to detail on countless articles. (more) (14 August 2005)
Thanks from Payphone Ed
Thanks for fixing those things on the Linux Incompatibilities page. (more) (14 August 2005)
Thanks For Your Help
The fanstuff wiki appreciates it :). (more) (17 November 2005)
Marzipan's Answering Machine X.0
Grunt Work Award. Thanks for all your help eliminating redirects! (more) (8 December 2005)
Curiously...Here's some mad props
Hey, just want to give you the credit for the quote that I...uh...borrowed/stole for one of my new pages. (more) (6 January 2006)
Has Matt? ON WHEELS!
Thanks for clearing up all those page moves on my user space. (more) (27 January 2006)
Thanks for all the work with Babel! (more) (7 February 2006)
For you and all the others...
For You, Tom, Thunderbird, Joey, Stu, Bazooka, Rogue Leader, Phlip, Heimstern, AbdiViklas, Drhaggis, E.L. Cool, Firebird, Qermaq, Coder, Jones, Jay, Kilroy, Lapper, Username, Dorian, Paper, and all the others... (more) (26 May 2006)
Upgrade to 1.6 at the fanstuff wiki
Hey, awesome job, you and Tom really work harder than most people notice. (more) (14 June 2006)
Homsar's Speech
DaAaaAAaaAaahhh! I just wanted to thank you for the help on my Homsar's Speech project! (more) (8 July 2006)
Thank you from Super Martyo Brother
You really do deserve a pizza trophy! (more) (5 August 2006)
A little late on this, but I just noticed: good work, and thanks. (more) (23 October 2006)
MediaWiki 1.9
You and Tom are doing an excellent jorb administrating, patching, updating, doctoring, and running our version of MediaWiki. (more) (24 April 2007)
You are my parson of the week!
Yep. (more) (6 August 2007)
You won Person of the Day! (more) (24 August 2007)
Clamburger Approved
I do, good sir, approve of your following activities. (more) (5 March 2008)
Excellence in Discussion. Awardee Primarius
It is my esteemed honor to award you with this, the first Medal for Excellence in Discussion! (more) (13 April 2008)

These Peoples Try to Fade Me

I noticed you gave me a color pointer on my talk page... (more) (16 May 2005)
That one guy
Hey man, I put your link on my page. Change it if you don't like the way it's linked. (more) (24 July 2005)
Martin F.
Thanks for the inspiration. You and I both have a similar experience with being introduced wih Homestar. (more) (21 August 2005)
Go Bearcats!
Are you from missouri or the area? The Bearcats aren't well known outside the area. (more) (23 August 2005)
Could you help me figure out how to make my signiture stand out? (more) (30 August 2005)
Thank you VERY MUCH
I want to say thank you for being concerned... (more) (17 November 2005)
Fanstuff Wiki
Thank you for telling me... (more) (11 September 2005 (UTC))
Pronounced with an "RWiki"
In response to your question "Wouldn't it be pronounced aitch-are-wiki?" (more) (14 September 2005)
So what exactly is this that people keep retrieving treasures from? (more) (29 September 2005)
From Nikolce Kocovski
Hey there It's dot com, i got your message from my talk page thanks for the greeting. (more) (29 September 2005)
Pledge Drive
Let me ask you something, what happens if Homestar runner wiki doesn't get the 2005 Fall Pledge Drive money? (more) (13 November 2005)
What does this mean: Thank you! The Homestar Runner Wiki raised over $980 in its 2005 Fall Pledge Drive... (more) (18 November 2005)
Hey there It's dot com
Nick here, how have you been, i've been doing great, can i ask you something... (more) (2 December 2005)
Something in common
i saw on your user page and we have something in common... (more) (9 December 2005)
i have a question for you, whats a troll? (more) (11 December 2005)
Can i ask you something, do you think the brothers chaps are aware of Homestar runner wiki? (more) (19 December 2005)
Merry Christmas
I just wanted to say, merry christmas and a happy and safe holiday. thanks for all the kind messages you've been sending me. happy holiday. (more) (25 December 2005)
Happy New Year
Happy new year and all the best wishes, see you around. (more) (1 January 2006)
What do you like most about Homestar Runner?
Hey there it's dot com (can i call you dot com) how have you been, i've been doing great... (more) (3 January 2006)
i'm back!
i was on a 10 day holiday with my family to the gold coast. it was great. (more) (17 January 2006)
what happened
Hey it's dot com, what happened to your discussion page? (more) (22 January 2006)
guess what happened to me
Check out my talk page and user page, and you'll see what happened. (more) (15 February 2006)
i've been looking at people user pages, and i've been finding these things called userboxes? what are they? (more) (18 February 2006)
Message from Nikolce Kocovski
I havn't spoken with you in a while. how have you been these couple of weeks? (more) (11 March 2006)
I need some help
Do you happen to know any Homestar runner wikipedias that are star wars fans? (more) (16 April 2006)
hello from Nikolce
By the way, are there any user that play warcraft 3 on battle net by any chance? (more) (9 June 2006)
long time no see
Hey there It's dot com, how have you been, havn't spoken in a long time, but now i can bacause its the school holidays for me. What's been happening with you? (more) (17 September 2006)
Alphabetizing Categories and Catchin' Trolls
Thanks for the fix! BTW check out my first troll person report! (more) (3 October 2005)
ATTENTION: this is a joke, don't take it seriously
I thought you of all people would know that it's against the rules to tamper with other people's comments. I'll let it slide this time, but try to be more careful in the future. (more) (5 October 2005)
Hi from H*L!
Hallo! I was so glad that my new page was noticed by a wiki legend like yourself... (more) (8 October 2005)
Sandbox Talk
Thanks for the help making the edit easier, even if I was done by that time. (more) (18 October 2005)
Cool Cool User
Hey man i'm just saying you deserved the User Award thingy you got and i've herd my brother has been a jerk to you so i'm just here to say... (more) (26 October 2005)
Okay, I got the forum email, then I sent out the email that I was supposed to send out... (more) (9 November 2005)
Greetings, carpet bagger!
I bid you greetings from the year 1938! STOP (more) (16 November 2005)
Congratulations on your 100th topic? (more) (13 December 2005)
Hello from Homsarroks
I just wanted to say hello. I've seen your sig around a lot on the site and I thought that it would be cool to drop in and introduce myself. (more) (16 December 2005)
Playing horn
Hey Dot com, thought you'd be interested to hear that I've been playing my horn again over the weekend for the Christmas programs at my church. (more) (19 December 2005)
Hi from Thekillerdynamo
Yeah, I'm new to the wiki, and I by accident edited bkmlb's welcome thing... (more) (21 December 2005)
Cookies and uppercase usernames
I noticed in the recent changes page that you deleted my talk page... (more) (4 January 2006)
i believe...
Why would you want me to block your brother? (more) (23 January 2006)
I want to be a sysop
Do you no wen the next sysop election is gonna be? (more) (23 January 2006)
i'm back
i just got unblocked this morning. (more) (24 January 2006)
I think I am going to take a break from the wiki. (more) (28 January 2006)
Admin sigs
Why do none of the admins except JoeyDay have customized sigs? (more) (14 February 2006)
Fanstuff on the knowledge base
By the way, you say I have to delete my caption contest, yet you don't seem to think about the amazing amount of people doing translations on their userpages. (more) (14 February 2006)
Hey, you've got a cool userpage. (more) (21 February 2006)
Talk page rate
On a rate of 1 to 10, how much would you say I've improved? (more) (4 March 2006)
Thanks for that page move. (more) (12 March 2006)
I would like to request to have my user name changed from H*bad to something else, at the fanstuff wiki, how do I do that? (more) (17 March 2006)
The Clamburger
Could you please mark Clamburger as a bot on the fanstuff? (more) (24 March 2006)
I just thought I'd thank you for unblocking me. (more) (2 April 2006)
IP check
Access to that information is restricted, and unfortunately it's above your paygrade. (more) (3 April 2006)
Theme song
Every awesome person, by default, needs a theme song. (more) (4 April 2006)
Can you check this email I sent you real quick? (more) (9 April 2006)
Username Change
You left your second request for a username change only twelve hours and sixteen minutes after your first request. (more) (27 April 2006)
IP address change
I need you to check my IP address and tell me what it is. (more) (20 May 2006)
I've already archived before. Maybe I will again someday. (more) (9 June 2006)
I was just lookin around on the wiki this morning and decided that I'd leave a brief hello message for you. (more) (18 June 2006)
Hey just in case you didn't get my memo, I am going to a Rangers game on Wednesday. (more) (2 July 2006)
Ni hao!
Hey, Dot com, just wanted to say hello from China! (more) (12 July 2006)
Thank you!
No problem, just see that it doesn't happen again. (more) (4 September 2006)
Inactive on Forum
Can you please do something about my inactive-ness on the Forum? (more) (5 December 2006)
do we see the similarities?
You're It's dot com, it's Internet dot com... (more) (11 December 2006)
Sorry that I seem to be defeating myself (and the process to some extent) in the logo discussion. (more) (13 December 2006)
And A Merry Decemberween to You As Well
Wishing you and your fine group of admins the best and continuing success at running my favorite Homestar Runner resource. (more) (27 December 2006)
New year?
Not a new year anywhere for at least 4 hours! (more) (31 December 2006)
My name change
I don't mean to bug you... sorry if I am, no really sorry. Anyways, I think that it is time for my name to be changed. (more) (31 January 2007)
Tsk, tsk, Dot com...
Hey Dot com, just wanted to let you know that your welcome template is not XHTML 1.0 Transitional compliant. (more) (15 March 2007)
In the future...
Fixing technical issues on a userpage is permitted and, indeed, is the right thing to do. (more) (9 April 2007)
Is there some way of tracking what IP or username requests password changes? (more) (15 December 2007)
Why no delete?
Why won't you delete my user and talk page? (more) (19 December 2007)

Somebody Told Me (Now I Believe Them)

No swearing, huh?
I can't for the life of me spot ANY swearing in there. (more) (5 August 2005)
Sorry for the edit
I just wanted to see if anyone would notice it and change it. (more) (9 August 2005)
What does it take to ban someone? (more) (24 September 2005)
Geddup Noise
It's getting pretty ugly over here at geddup noise. (more) (28 September 2005)
Encountering trolls
I think I just found a troll. What do I do? (more) (1 October 2005)
I'm leaving you a message cuz I was noticing this user's contributions and they seemed strange... at best. (more) (9 November 2005)
What in the name of crap happened with this NSMC trollbot thing? (more) (15 November 2005)
More crappy stuff
I'd still like to bring this to your attention. The precedent I've seen is to delete the section entirely but I am not the experienced on in these matters. (more) (21 November 2005)
The M word
What's wrong with merde? Isn't it just "crap" in French? (more) (13 December 2005)
I have a suspicion that Trendy Totebag and Seriously are acually one and the same. (more) (11 January 2006)
Seriously and I are not the Same person for goodness sakes!
This is getting ridiculous. (more) (15 January 2006)
Dude, my user page has somehow been merged with Trendy Totebag's user page! (more) (15 January 2006)
Well this is (not) nice...
I don't know what that guy's deal is. (more) (19 January 2006)
The ongoing saga
*sigh* (more) (25 January 2006)
User:18593095NSMC90531234 wasn't trolling. (more) (3 February 2006)
i dont think its fair to bann me every tiem I talk to seriously, he is a big user on the wiki and if i am to become a good contributor i will have to stop pretending he doesnt exist. (more) (5 February 2006)
Fanstuff Troll
Really bad troll attacking for 2 days at the fanstuff wiki. (more) (7 February 2006)
im not ciberdude, hes my brother, my computer is auto loged on and he used it to post that talk, i didnt say anyhting cause of ... (more) (9 February 2006)
Recent block
Umm... are you sure that IP you blocked recently is the right guy? (more) (9 February 2006)
NSMC thing
What's the purpose of that page? (more) (20 February 2006)
The Smoking Monkey's talk page
Why isn't what he did bad to you? (more) (21 February 2006)
The thing
Now that he's unblocked, I'm thinking you can put that template for his block reason on his talk page. (more) (22 February 2006)
You all need to complain to your teachers for not teaching you how to read. While you're at it, go ahead and post a mailing address where I can send a bill to your parents for babysitting you. (more) (26 February 2006)
Dr. Who
HOW DOES HE KEEP COMING BACK! (more) (27 February 2006)
Why don't you want me editing that page? (more) (5 March 2006)
Why did you delete my old userpage? (more) (5 March 2006)
I am sure that IP address is not him. (more) (6 March 2006)
My Userbox
Hey! Jerk! Why don't you stay offa my userpage and let me make my own userbox there! (more) (6 March 2006)
Dr. Who Never Strikes Again
I've got to admit, somewhat grudgingly, that you caught me earlier. (more) (11 March 2006)
Dr.... Who?
Who was Dr. Who? why did he/she get kicked off so many times? (more) (19 March 2006)
Another recent block
Looking at the Block list, I saw that you banned User:Fire Man. Are you sure you've got the right guy? (more) (23 March 2006)
Declaring War
Isn't there a rule against declaring war? (more) (27 March 2006)
My bro
Is it ok if my brother creates a user on here? (more) (4 April 2006)
Sockpuppet vandels
They might just have the same IP. Maybe not the same peson. (more) (11 April 2006)
I'm like, Discount Special Pages Warehouse over here. Some of my special pages are of such significance that they can't be shown in anything but WIDESCREEEEEEEEEEEEN. (more) (11 April 2006)
Even more recent block
I understand that you want to feel like you're in the loop, but unfortunately you do not have the standing here to question my actions in this way. (more) (5 May 2006)
Expanded basic cable
Dude, you've fed us all so much crap over these last few months that I'm amazed that you think we're listening anymore. (more) (17 May 2006)
Reverting that vandal
Do you think he'll go crazy like last time? (more) (20 May 2006)
Troll sockpuppet
Could you please not be so quick to assume that's what I am? (more) (23 May 2006)
Should I...
...remove the vandalism thing from Darth's userpage? (more) (23 May 2006)
You have already asked me questions like this two or three times on this page, but I'm still not going to give you a straight answer. (more) (25 May 2006)
The latest most recent block
Please look over my talk page here and find every thread with the words "recent block" in the title before posting another thread like this one. (more) (9 June 2006)
Master Chief's name
How did you know Master Chief's real name? (more) (13 June 2006)
Forget it. (more) (17 June 2006)
A troll's IP
I found a trolls IP address, and I was wondering what I should do with it. (more) (26 June 2006)
Can you please unblock Tampo? He's really sorry for...... whatever he did (if any) and I think he's done his time. You don't have to but I'm just asking nicely if you please would. And uh.... Mr. Peanut was a good boy. (more) (10 November 2006)
An Epic Apology
In regards to my stupidity in creating a sockpuppet, I would like to say a few things for myself. (more) (18 February 2007)
More unblock
Can you PLEASE unblock me?? I am sorry for vandalizing the wiki, and I promise I wont do it. again. (more) (19 May 2007)
User:No Cash Value
This is actually Cow Puncher. (more) (22 December 2007)

The System Is Down

Technical help
How to add images
How to revert a page
Where to link characters
How to make the vertical line to appear
How do you make that "blockquote" where it shows what Strong Bad wrote on his computer on the transcripts? (more)
Super-plain link
Is there any way to link something, but keep it just a regular black color, without underlining or anything? (more)
Edit comments
IRC channel
Help creating welcome template?
E-mail this User
Start by typing four tildes (~~~~). (more)
New Page
Hey do you know how to make a new article? (more)
How to get one of those mood thermometer things for a user page? (more)
Help me, It's dot com, you're my only hope
I recentley made a Homestar Runner cursor that I was going to use on my talk page, but I dont know where to upload it! (more) (17 November 2005)
Block user
How do you block someone? (more)
Lost password
See the little button on the bottom of the login page that says "Email new password"? (more)
Software glitches
A telegramophonic thank you!
It appears that I always have new electronic messages even though none are present in the actual talk area. STOP Can you perhaps suggest a remedy? STOP (more) (19 November 2005)
Tape-Leg Huh?
What's going on with Tape-Leg and Tape-Leg 2? (more) (10 December 2005)
IRC Error
I suddenly have an error with IRC. (more) (29 November 2005)
My Watchlist
I just noticed that for some reason I cannot add my talk page to my watchlist. (more) (29 November 2005)
Diff Problems
Is the MediaWiki edit conflict fix thingy actually being buggy? Seems to me like certain things got overwritten during the frenzy. (more) (5 December 2005)
Check this out:
Ok, so check out the current delete category. (more) (27 February 2006)
Parse error!
You sure are good at bringing the Wiki to its knees. (more) (1 March 2006)
Where's the page?
When I try to get into the "Where's the Cheat?" page from the H*R updates page, it says "no page with that title exists," but when I get into it from the "Toons" section, it works fine. (more) (24 May 2006)
The database did not find the text of a page that it should have found. (more) (29 October 2006)
format"><br> format
I was just wondering why you changed the <br clear="all" /> to <br style="clear:both" />... (more) (17 August 2005)
I was wondering what you did with the 2005 updates page? Was it a ploy to annoy the troll? (more) (8 September 2005)
The system is down, yo
Earlier today the wiki wasent working at all. (more) (11 November 2005)
source code
Can you or someone else let the code be seen for Special:Statistics. (more) (15 November 2005)
Blanked out
What did you tried to do with this template? (more) (14 December 2005)
The weirdest thing
Here is something weird: Hide the TOC. (more) (26 December 2005)
Book sources
What is Special:Booksources? (more) (15 January 2006)
I wanted to know what you did to get CAPTCHA up and running on 1.5.6. (more) (25 January 2006)
.swf decompiler
Where did you find a .swf decompiler? (more) (28 January 2006)
Two Questions
First, where did you post that discussion where someone was asking how to do links that were not underlined and you tried an example which didn't quite work correctly? (more) (2 February 2006)
Mirrors and Such
A little discussion in the far reaches of the knowledge base. (more) (16 February 2006)
Did I just miss that?
I *just* noticed that the order of the "diff" and "hist" buttons are out of order. (more) (24 February 2006)
You are s-smart
Would this be something possible to improve usability? (more) (1 March 2006)
New special page
I've been seeing a lot of pages with the name Test being deleted, along with images. (more) (16 March 2006)
Flagrant System Error
Your userpage is pimp-ed out! How'd you get it like that? (more) (2 April 2006)
My editing a-broke
Hey. This is Seriously. For some reason, my account can't edit. An internal error keeps happening. (more) (2 April 2006)
'Tavi monobook
Look, 'Tavi is somehow halting the appearance of my monobook.css. (more) (2 April 2006)
what happen to your userpage
Last time i checked your userpage, there was the blue fragment error page, what happen? (more) (2 April 2006)
When I try to make it align to the left side, it only goes to the right. Then, when I put it in my about me section, it goes above my text so it looks weird. (more) (7 April 2006)
Is there any way to put the TaviStyle skin as a choosable skin on the Fanstuff Wiki? (more) (8 April 2006)
[[Wikipedia: Extension]]
That's a standard feature of every MediaWiki install. (more) (9 April 2006)
Unless you have über-1337 haxx0r access like our friend It's dot com here, the only way you're going to be doing anything to the wiki is with normal page loads, i.e. exactly as if you were editing it by hand, just automated. (more) (11 April 2006)
Special Pages
How did someone add the template to recent changes? (more) (24 April 2006)
Checking IPs
There are around half a dozen ways, none of which I'm going to elaborate on here. (more) (18 May 2006)
I believe that the fanstuff wiki should be able to use the Tavi style for our skin. (more) (21 May 2006)
Do you think you could add the 'ctrbs' extension to the Fanstuff Wiki's recent changes? (more) (23 May 2006)
Magical Sysop Powers?
I've noticed that you and the other sysops around here are able to identify a user by their IP number. (more) (3 June 2006)
Help Another Wiki?
We're looking into possibly using your "Image Code" verification. (more) (6 June 2006)
Interwiki links
I need some help with a link. It works here, but not on the Fanstuff User Preferences. (more) (9 June 2006)
MediaWiki pages
What exactly do MediaWiki pages do? (more) (21 June 2006)
Deleting user names
Of course I can delete usernames. I can delete the whole wiki. (Not that I'm going to.) (more) (27 June 2006)
El Cid... lcid... Are Cid... rcid...
Hey! What's "rcid"? (more) (30 June 2006)
Subst signatures
I have created a new variable that allows me to disable this so-called feature, which I now have done. (more) (8 July 2006)
/wiki/ redirect
I think /wiki/ should redirect to /index.php/. (more) (11 July 2006)
PHP upgrade
We're running PHP 4.4.2. Upgrade to PHP 5 unsccessful? (more) (12 July 2006)
Could you please install the Count Edits extension on the Fanstuff? (more) (12 July 2006)
Old main page style
Is there a way to put that old style as one of the skins in the preferences? (more) (20 July 2006)
Help, please?
I'd like to patrol recent changes. What do the red "!"s and "N"s mean? (more) (24 August 2006)
Text could not be found
If that happens again, you can fix it by purging the page. (more) (2 October 2006)
MediaWiki Question
I was wondering if you could let me know how you hard-coded the header for the Sandbox. (more) (7 October 2006)
Userboxes and Homsar Quotes
The braces around the homsarquote template have to be escaped inside the userboxsamples tags. (more) (23 October 2006)
Knowledge Base - Fanstuff Redirects
We've enabled this kind of redirect from Fanstuff to the Knowledge Base on a provisional basis. Let us know how it works. (more) (8 December 2006)
Move Page Modification
It would be convenient to have a checkbox when moving a page that would delete the redirect automatically without having to do it manually. (more) (18 December 2006)
Transclusion templates
The reason I had 4 different templates was in order to have a separate category for each language, thus making it easier for speakers of specific languages to know which pages need to be verified in their language as well. (more) (27 December 2006)
Notice on Subtitles:sbemail/en
Your notice, though it would be useful, made the subtitles not work. (more) (19 February 2007)
Redirects A-Plenty
Hey Dot com, out of curiosity what are these pages for? (more) (17 March 2007)
Main Page Redirection
I was wondering how to edit the main page of the wiki and make redirect pages. (more) (24 March 2007)
Something's Fishy...
In the Recent Changes, there used to be numbers by each change in the wiki showing how many bytes have been added/removed from the page. (more) (3 May 2007)
hmm.. hrwiki's page randomizer seems to be biased... (more) (30 July 2007)
Questions and waffles.
Why can't I get on the forums? I can't log in because I am inactive and I can't make a new account because my email adress is in use. (more) (22 August 2007)
I was wondering if you'd mind sharing the Autopipe / Autodirect extension you wrote. (more) (24 August 2007)
modified SWF
How do you find out that the SWF file was modified at a particular time? (more) (12 January 2008)
You know you've made it
You know you've made it when people on Wikipedia want to use a feature you've written. (more) (17 January 2008)
El Toolbaro
How do you change the sidebar? (more) (28 February 2008)
Fonts Move
Thanks for getting that move done. A strange thing is happening, though. (more) (5 March 2008)

Let's Get Started on Doing All Those Awesome Things I Suggested

STUFF reform
The note
Here's the note you requested. (more) (11 June 2005)
STUFF help
I would be glad to help you out Dot com. (more) (14 June 2005)
New STUFF Verdicts
My real question is: how should a VERDICT'D STUFF look? (more) (17 June 2005)
<span id="<3"></span><3
My ace in the hole. You rock. Good prize. (more) (24 June 2005)
STUFF query
I just noticed that one of bottom 10's STUFF entries is not ever going to succeed due to the author's mistake. (more) (12 July 2005)
Anonymous STUFFing
The rules state: "You may only edit arguments while logged in." I would think that extends to creating items. (more) (26 July 2005)
STUFF instructions for newcomers
I plan to start working on some more detailed STUFF instructions soon to help newcomers know when to STUFF. (more) (12 December 2005)
Admin maintenance
IP block issues
Might I ask why you keep blocking my IP address every time, and also mark me as a "repeat offender?" (more) (5 October 2005)
Block and unblock
You blocked me then unblocked me. (more) (10 October 2005)
Does the box have a troll in it? Or maybe a troll?
Are you sure about Most of his/her edits seem inept, but not malicious. (more) (13 November 2005)
Please add to trusted group
Hey Dot com, put me in the trusted group on the Fanstuff wiki. I'd like to start reverting some vandalised pages. (more) (24 November 2005)
About the trusted group
Exactly what things can a user in the trusted group do over a regular user? (more) (28 November 2005)
User accounts
Can sysops create new accounts during the block? (more) (2 December 2005)
New Fanstuff User
This user joined the Fanstuff Wiki Forum and requests an account on the locked down Fanstuff Wiki. Do you think you could set him/her up? (more) (10 December 2005)
Fanstuff E-mail
The fanstuff doesn't have e-mail features re-enabled — could you please re-enable them? (more) (2 January 2006)
Finding vandalism
Hey, just wanted to flag a sysop. other days was mildly vandalized. (more) (21 February 2006)
IP Checking
There's been a fair amount of debate about accounts that seem to be all created by H*bad. (more) (18 March 2006)
Fanstuff Extensions
Can you please put the autocolumn and random Homsar quote extensions onto the Fanstuff? (more) (26 March 2006)
Could you please crosscheck the IP addresses of Stinkobad1, H*bad, and while you're at it, The thing? (more) (1 April 2006)
This IP range is notorious. (more) (1 May 2006)
Paranormal Idol
Could you please check the IPs of the following Fanstuff users. (more) (6 June 2006)
Permanent Edit Removal
You may want to do that again with edits by the troll NKSCF. (more) (9 October 2006)
HRWiki Forum
I've tried to register on the forum two times and I never get the account activation email. (more) (17 January 2007)
Turkish subtitles
I want Turkish subtitles add to the list, and my goal is that HR cartoons have loved by Turkish kids, adults, and everyone. (more) (27 November 2007)
Just letting you know that you don't have to add to WikiTroll if the user has already been blocked. (more) (15 July 2005)
The single deuce...not really
About autobiography and the whole single deuce thing, you were right. (more) (23 July 2005)
strongbad_email.exe vol. 4
Hey, how's your stuff for the DVD coming? Are you still working on Puppets on the Road? (more) (2 August 2005)
Everything Else vol. 1
Do you already have it? I usually get H*R merchandise quickly — in fact, FedEx's website predicts its delivery today. (more) (16 November 2005)
Speculation or no
What was this for? It's not merely speculation; it's a likely reference. (more) (9 August 2005)
The Process
Recently, I've been doing the whole recent change patrolling bit, and have come up with the following questions... (more) (25 August 2005)
New Template
Thanks Dot com, that color looks good. I'm just wondering about the centering. (more) (31 August 2005 (UTC))
Character screenames
I was just wondering if it was article-worthy to write about the AIM screenames of all the characters. (more) (2 September 2005)
Free Country USA
I just wanted to comment on the Free Country, USA thing earlier today, because I've made you my unofficial HRWiki mentor and seek your advice from time to time on Wiki matters. (more) (6 September 2005)
I know you probably noticed, but we had a WOW-style vandal before. But he...apologized? (more) (23 September 2005)
How to become a sysop
I was wondering, how do you become a sysop? (more) (23 September 2005)
Senor Cardgage Mortgage
I checked those two Fast Forwards for you. They were indeed factual. (more) (25 September 2005)
Pasta Salad a go-go
Thanks for, um, clarifying the tone of my voice for the whole Pasta Salad talk Page boondoggle. (more) (25 September 2005)
As my first bold attempt at helping keep the peace in this particular wiki, I remove a Wikipedia reference to pizza. Why is a link to such a common food necessary? (more) (29 September 2005)
In regards to Freshley's, I know it's an apostrophe; I have no idea what I was thinking when I made the edit. (more) (12 October 2005)
Regarding the Article of the Day
Thanks for the image revert. I probably should have discussed the choice of image earlier, but hindsight is 50/50. (more) (19 October 2005)
2D Boombox
I just rewatched sibbie. It looks like the radio gets thinner... (more) (20 October 2005)
Look, it's clear you don't support the Oz reference. Let me at least put it where I intended it to be, and quit moving it. (more) (1 November 2005)
Alphabetical order
Here's a puzzle for anybody concerned. It's about Inside Jokes and Running Gags. (more) (3 November 2005)
Absent minded does not begin to describe it...
Oh crap! Did I just do that!? Man I should know better! (more) (26 November 2005)
Copyrighted Images
Well, now that we're getting rid of all those images from the pages, they should be deleted, yes? (more) (28 November 2005)
I'd like some input from others for the road to take with this, since it's a pretty big decision. (more) (28 November 2005)
Welcome templates
I'm just wondering why you edited a bunch of welcome templates like this. (more) (21 December 2005)
These Sad Hopeful Times
It is a time of desolation, chaos, and uncertaity. (more) (21 December 2005)
Awww, I liked it
I thought "templage" was cool. Definitely an above-average coinage. (more) (22 December 2005)
Did you ever write yourself that note you mentioned here? (more) (31 December 2005)
Beating me to it
I just found it funny that you beat me to a change I was about to do a bit ago. (more) (31 December 2005)
sig help
Can my signature have Easter eggs in it? (more) (16 January 2006)
That image
Just so you know, the reason I restored that image is just because there was support expressed for it and I felt that the person who removed it was acting rather unilaterally. (more) (25 January 2006)
What did you do
I would just like to make a counterpoint to hating guestbooks, even though the discussion is over. (more) (29 January 2006)
Sorry about re-making those User_talk:Drwho? pages. (more) (31 January 2006)
I understand why you think that the Babel towers will be better with the source code rather than the templates, but I really think that templates will make it a lot easier to use and more user friendly. (more) (7 February 2006)
Can I get a recap of the things that have happened here since the start of December? (more) (15 February 2006)
Idea and it's potential
Idea and it's potential (more) (19 February 2006)
So which came first? The chicken, or the egg? (more) (20 February 2006)
Btw, I wanted to say excellent work on the autocolunm feature. (more) (21 February 2006)
I'm still at the conference, it was really great. (more) (1 March 2006)
Blocking durations
If we are being trolled by someone, for how long he or she should be blocked? (more) (8 March 2006)
New sysops
Was there a sysop nomination? (more) (8 March 2006)
User groups
I know what a sysop does, and I know what a bureaucrat does, but what do you get to do as a developer that nobody else can? (more) (10 March 2006)
MediaWiki Extensions
Would you be able to post your source code for the extensions you wrote somewhere? (more) (18 March 2006)
Captcha on move page
What the purpose of applying a CAPTCHA to the Move Page? (more) (19 March 2006)
Grizzly Chomps
Can you explain why you didn't you think my "Grizzly chomps" fun fact in the Candy Product was a good one? (more) (22 March 2006)
Dangeresque change
I'm the guy that changed the Dangeresque character page to note that dangeresque's glasses somehow stay on his head despite his total lack of ears. You changed it back, saying "(that's true, but it's not really very notable)". (more) (13 April 2006)
Just a little hello
P.S. Just out of curiosity, why did you revert my edits on the HR Wiki article on wikipedia? (more) (16 April 2006)
We need the "Recent Changes" notice to be at the top of every page.
People who don't check the recent changes just won't find out. (more) (18 April 2006)
Appropriate Username
Our general prohibition against using the name of a character only seems to extend to the main characters. Secondary or variant characters are generally okay. (more) (26 April 2006)
"Poughkeepsie" is the destination in Homestar's word problem about trains entering tunnels. (more) (2 May 2006)
Are all users allowed/encouraged to patroll recent changes, or only those who have committed to the official "recent changes patrol"? (more) (5 May 2006)
Recent change of the template that says "do not create this page"
Now it's completely redone, including hatred by Strong Bad. (more) (6 May 2006)
User page
Are we allowed to have Wikipedia links on our userpages? (more) (22 May 2006)
When STUFF gets contradicted...
We just write a nice letter to TBC explaining how they must be mistaken. (more) (24 May 2006)
Do you think you could make Thatkidsam a sysop on the Fanstuff Wiki? (more) (26 May 2006)
Bad wording...
I was wondering about your actually typing the word s––– on a page. (more) (2 July 2006)
Marshie Face
Okay, you win. I hadn't compared them side-by-side and was going solely by memory. (more) (5 July 2006)
Olsen Twin'd!!
I have to admit that I'm a big Mary-Kate and Ashley fan (Ash is my fave), and I've had a subscription to M since I was a twelve-years-old boy. (more) (19 July 2006)
Quick reference guide
Why on the STUFF instructions page are the words quick reference guide in red? (more) (24 July 2006)
Guitar riff from "Personal favorites"
I noticed that the QotW page lacks the sound file for the "Wicked Guitar Solo". (more) (3 August 2006)
No fan of zeugma?
Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana. (more) (5 August 2006)
1 Username
If you think this is something the entire wiki should consider, then you should bring it up in Da Basement. (more) (5 August 2006)
Update Icons
I noticed a bit of some messy whitespace on the edges of two of the Main Page update icons. (more) (19 October 2006)
It's still early for a poll. (more) (2 November 2006)
Sticklyman = Poopsmith 20X6?
Does the commentary of "Under Construction" shed any light on the subject? (more) (2 November 2006)
A History - logo
Was this discussed on the wiki on IRC? (more) (19 December 2006)
duplicate accounts
On the one hand, duplicate accounts like that are not allowed, but on the other hand, we usually don't mess with trying to fix it unless there's some good reason. (more) (21 December 2006)
Logo redo
What program did you use? (more) (3 January 2007)
I'm sorry Dot com! I'll wait for a consensus. (more) (9 January 2007)
Trendy Totebag's Nintendo Thing
Does that count as a guestbook? (more) (10 March 2007)
Look! The Doc Agees With Me
You don't understand t5hat article, do you!!!!!!!!! It has all the features it should have!!!!! (more) (19 March 2007)
Plan G
If you don't want me to delete Email Intros, please comment on my suggestion on how to revise it. (more) (27 March 2007)
April fools
who was in charge of the main page and image code thing? (more) (1 April 2007)
More about sysops again
See here, here, here, and most importantly here. (more) (5 April 2007)
Welcoming Committee
What are those things that appear now when a new account is made? (more) (9 May 2007)
Sorry about behaving-like-a-jerkism
Umm, hey. I didn't mean to be a jerk about either of these. (more) (30 May 2007)
I was wondering, why did you make a subpage that is almost identical to replacement? (more) (7 June 2007)
I've been making a lot of revisions to the alternate universe article lately, and I've noticed that the Fun Facts aren't in any apparent order. (more) (7 July 2007)
Things to Do?
I haven't been making many important edits to real pages recently and I was wondering: Is there anything on the wiki that you need help with? (more) (3 August 2007)
Where would we have it?
Patience. We already have something in the works. (more) (31 August 2007)
Nice Jorb on the Stinko Comic Strip Image
I really liked your take on it, making it "informational" on how to create one. (more) (10 October 2007)
Clarification on Pseudocharacters
My understanding was that pseudocharacters were never added to the cast lists, yet you readded Wagon Fulla Pancakes to montage with a note saying that when they act as a character they are in the cast list. (more) (18 October 2007)
Missy's B-day Card cont'd
I want to get together a Birthday card for Missy. (more) (22 October 2007)
Your most recent edit on Seriously reverted a lot more than just what your edit summary explained. (more) (8 February 2008)
Forte font
I realize you had a certain motivation to revert Image:Forte.png to how it was... however, it is only used once in that way and it was even modified from how it was actually used by TBC. (more) (15 February 2008)
Duck Guardian and TROGDOR! Wii mirrors.
Could you upload and mirror those 2 Wii games? (more) (31 March 2008)
During the logo discussion a year or so ago, the issue of changing the favicon came up. Since then, this has fallen into the shadows. (more) (5 May 2008)


Mean to young people?

You're my least favorite admin ever.

Well, Bubsty (I was close. See below), one of the things you learn as an admin is that you can't please everybody all the time. I am, however, open to constructive criticism, so I'm a little disappointed that you didn't give me any more to go on than that one line. Or that you didn't at least sign your name. — It's dot com 20:23, 17 January 2006 (UTC)
What? Did Bubsty write that? Has Matt? (talk) 20:37, 17 January 2006 (UTC)
Indeed. EDIT: Actually, his sister said that it was she who wrote the comment.It's dot com
Or perhaps somebody from his computer or something. He did refer to Bubsty in the third person... Thunderbird 00:33, 18 January 2006 (UTC)
How did this person edit da Basement? Didn't you block him for 3 days, TBird? Heimstern Läufer 00:35, 18 January 2006 (UTC)
Yes, he did, but I unblocked the IP, since the edit wasn't trolling or vandalism. — It's dot com 00:38, 18 January 2006 (UTC)
I see. And in response to Thunderbird's comment: I don't know that third person is really evidence it wasn't he; he could have been covering his tracks. What does baffle me, however, is that that IP wrote false information about Bubsty's guestbook being gone, when in fact Bubsty himself removed the deletion tag from his guestbook, something one would think Bubsty would know. Heimstern Läufer 01:14, 18 January 2006 (UTC)
Haha, I just mentioned that point a minute ago. But on IRC- I didn't bother updating my theory here. Thanks for pointing that out. Thunderbird 01:18, 18 January 2006 (UTC)
That was me! Not Erik! And he told me he left the wiki, so I thought he had deleted his guestbook too. Thekillerdynamo 04:03, 19 January 2006 (UTC)
*Sigh*. So much for me leaving. Seems I have some explaining to do. Some things to clear this whole thing up:
First off, I DID NOT write that comment above. I recently showed Sarah the comment you left on my user talk page a while ago telling me to stop using the list of users list to welcome people. Although I really didn't care that much about what you had written, she seemed to think of it as rude and insulting. I assume that comment was her "blowing off steam".
It seems Dot Com thinks Thekillerdynamo is me. If you still have any questions about this whole thing, please tell me. I'll try to explain it.
Finally, I'm really sorry (not to mentioned embarrased), that this whole thing happened. I'll try to have something like this never happen again. (Depends if a certain family member agrees).
talk Bubsty edits 04:22, 19 January 2006 (UTC)
Well, as you can see below, all I knew for sure was that the edits were coming from your house. — It's dot com 05:21, 19 January 2006 (UTC)

You do a lot on this wiki, but you're mean to the young people here. 10, 11, 12, and 13 year olds shouldn't have to act like a 28-year-old! Can't you just be a bit nicer? I think more people would like you then. Please; I'm not trolling - although I did blank your talk page. But that was so you would see this easier. If you revert it (which I'm sure you will) can you at least think about being nicer? Once again, sorry for messing up your talk page. Just please read. Thanks! 04:58, 18 January 2006 (UTC)

PS: I think you're still a good admin. Just show some commen sense. (Of course, I should talk; Look who's about to get themselves blocked!)
PPS: Oh, and about my first edit on this page; I admit that was me. But that was back when I didn't know what a wiki was and didn't know who you were. You aren't my least favorite admin ever. In fact, you're one of my favs! If you want to block me for that, go ahead; I deserve it.
Why don't you log in so we can discuss this. Talking through an IP address isn't the kind of conversation we should be having. I'm not going to block you. If I wanted to block you, I would have blocked your IP a long time ago. — It's dot com 05:18, 18 January 2006 (UTC)
Ok, I made a user. That One User 06:29, 18 January 2006 (UTC)
I don't mean make a sockpuppet, I mean log in as yourself. You have obviously been around for a bit for you to hold the opinion you do, and, looking closely, you are either Bubsty or, at the very least, someone inside his house. So, c'mon now, Erik, Sarah, whoever... log in for real if you actually want to talk. — It's dot com 14:05, 18 January 2006 (UTC)
How did you know? Thekillerdynamo 00:49, 19 January 2006 (UTC)
Hang on now, let me make sure I have this right... You're telling me that someone who has 18 total contributions (as of this writing, none of which are in the article namespace) and to whom the only thing I've ever said is "Welcome to the wiki, Sarah! Ask your brother to show you how to sign your name," would suddenly and for no apparent reason get so annoyed with me as to put this on my page? I'm sorry, but that just doesn't add up. Perhaps you could explain yourself a little... or come clean. ;) — It's dot com 03:37, 19 January 2006 (UTC)
Seems odd right? Actully, I've just seen what you've said to other people (like the thing) and what you said to Bubsty that one time. That was why I said "you're my least favorite admin ever". When you said that thing about user welcoming... something like that. But I'm not mad anymore. Thekillerdynamo 04:01, 19 January 2006 (UTC)
Oh, okay then. Please allow me to speak to your points: Occasionally messages must be posted that are stern because it's urgent that the message be understood. (In the case of the message I sent your brother, it was because of the fact that edit summaries can't be changed, and so we have to be careful what we put in them.) I do try, however, never to be insulting, and as I said way back when, I do apologize if he took it that way. Also, I have nothing against young users, and I will happily give assistance to anyone who needs it (just have a look around this talk page). It should be noted that several of our exceptional users, including a sysop, are quite young, relatively speaking. Even though actual age doesn't matter, I don't see anything wrong with expecting a certain level of maturity from our users, once they've had a chance to get the hang of things. The wiki, after all, is not a toy. I think BazookaJoe put it quite well in his message to The thing when he talked about what the purpose of this wiki is. All of this can only bring us to one conclusion: ...Strong Sad's adopted. — It's dot com 05:21, 19 January 2006 (UTC)

Well this is (not) nice...

I'd just like to bring this to your attention: [1]. --Stux 03:54, 19 January 2006 (UTC)

Yeah, I noticed that. I don't know what that guy's deal is. He is addressing Coder, so I'd prefer she be the one to respond to him. That edit could be called trolling (in the true sense of the word), but it's not vandalism. Until and unless he causes more, bigger trouble, I'ma stay out of it. — It's dot com 04:12, 19 January 2006 (UTC)
I was thinking it was more along the lines of harassment. --Stux 04:43, 19 January 2006 (UTC)
Still, if she wants to block him, she has the power. — It's dot com 04:45, 19 January 2006 (UTC)
Yeah. Very well I just thought I'd bring that up. Have a good night. --Stux 04:55, 19 January 2006 (UTC)
Thanks for bringing it up. I'll be keeping an eye on that guy for sure. ;) — It's dot com 05:09, 19 January 2006 (UTC)
This guy has some kind of anger management problem, and I think not responding to him is the best course of action. I don't even know where he gets this stuff; I've never blocked him (although I did warn him that he might be blocked for mucking up the Sandbox), called him any names (especially not "incredibly gay" - all the people I've known who are actually incredibly gay are far more mature than that guy ;) ), or confused him with Willy on Wheels. If he wants to periodically upchuck on my talk page, whatever. Homestar Coderhomestar-coder-sig.gif 20:14, 23 January 2006 (UTC)

Apparantly this is all because of this revert. I'm really confused as to how posting a few images constitutes two to three hours work as well as hating Homestar Coder for reverting it. Additionally, it didn't really fit; those images were all over the place. — Lapper (talk) 01:34, 24 January 2006 (UTC)

Yeah, I thought I explained reasonably that the pictures made the page cluttery; at the time, I was also trying to get that page deleted as I considered it redundant with Category:Character Evolution. *shrug* Homestar Coderhomestar-coder-sig.gif 01:40, 24 January 2006 (UTC)


Wow. --Stux 07:02, 21 January 2006 (UTC) (And here I was trying to come up with some cool archive style for mine...)

It's dot com has archived his talk page? Saddle up my flying pig; I'm goin' ice skating in hell! (But seriously—I'm digging the topical groupings.) —AbdiViklas 07:24, 21 January 2006 (UTC)
Wow. I love that format! Keep on... making-great-stuff! Elcool (talk)(contribs) 08:33, 21 January 2006 (UTC)
Quite impressive. Looks snazzy, and loads alot faster. Now we've just gotta convince Tom... Thunderbird 08:45, 21 January 2006 (UTC)
This is the greatest thing ever. Would you mind terribly if I bit your style and did a similar thing? :) Homestar Coderhomestar-coder-sig.gif 19:35, 23 January 2006 (UTC)
With a comment like that, how could I possibly refuse? You are more than welcome to take my coolness and rework it to achieve your own brand of awesomeness. (Never mind all that GFDL nonsense.) :) — It's dot com 19:56, 23 January 2006 (UTC)
YAYZ. Homestar Coderhomestar-coder-sig.gif 20:23, 23 January 2006 (UTC)

what happened

Hey it's dot com, what happened to your discussion page? Nikolce Kocovski 01:48, 22 January 2006 (UTC)

well, he archived it. this means that at the top, you can just go to the links and they will lead you to the headlines. pretty cool, huh?
Yeah, I just couldn't take all the whining from all you guys anymore. ;) But I figured out a compromise between keeping all the talk on this page and moving it all to an archive, so I went with it. — It's dot com 21:07, 23 January 2006 (UTC)
i wasn't whining. Nikolce Kocovski 00:39, 24 January 2006 (UTC)
I know. But take a look through the archives and you'll find quite a few requests for me to do so, and there were innumerable chat conversations to that effect as well. — It's dot com 01:17, 24 January 2006 (UTC)

i believe...

that you are an amazing user. you are just in everything you do. i think it is inspiring how much you care for the betterment of the wiki. you block only the most important users. you recently blocked someone i know. i just want you to know that you are doing the right thing. thank you.

Is this from Thatkidyoualllove? If so, why would you want me to block your brother? You guys must be like my brothers and I are. :) — It's dot com 21:07, 23 January 2006 (UTC)
yeah, he hates my guts. and that's why he will never disobey me and come on a website too cool for him again. heheheh....Seriously (Talk) 14:05, 24 January 2006 (UTC)

I want to be a sysop

Do you no wen the next sysop election is gonna be? TheThin 16:21, 23 January 2006 (UTC)

Depends on several things. Why do you ask? — It's dot com 16:23, 23 January 2006 (UTC)
I wanna be one. TheThin 16:27, 23 January 2006 (UTC)
Really? How come? — It's dot com 16:29, 23 January 2006 (UTC)
I want to be a sysop. --TheThin 16:31, 23 January 2006 (UTC)
Right. You just said that. I'm asking why you want to be a sysop. — It's dot com 16:33, 23 January 2006 (UTC)
Because I want to be able to: Block, Delete, Edit special pages... all the stuff sysops can do. --TheThin 16:48, 23 January 2006 (UTC)
Why do you want to be able to do all those things? — It's dot com 16:53, 23 January 2006 (UTC)
I can't really explain it but I know stuff that should be done that no one has done. --TheThin 16:54, 23 January 2006 (UTC)
Well, try to explain. — It's dot com 16:59, 23 January 2006 (UTC)
I know stuff that should be done that no one has done. Like people that should of been blocked pages that needed deletion plus I want to help the wiki as much as I can. --TheThin 17:07, 23 January 2006 (UTC)
Who needs to be blocked? Which pages need deletion? — It's dot com 17:12, 23 January 2006 (UTC)
Well there gone now but there used to be some. --TheThin 17:15, 23 January 2006 (UTC)
What's gone? The people, or the pages? — It's dot com 17:17, 23 January 2006 (UTC)
If there is a person abusing the Wiki, or a page that doesn't have any need, there are ways of alerting sysops even if you're not one (add abusers to HRWiki:WikiTroll and add the "tobedeleted" template to bad pages.) --Jay (Talk) 17:19, 23 January 2006 (UTC)
Both are gone but the main reason I want to be a sysop is so I can help the wiki as much a possible. --TheThin 17:21, 23 January 2006 (UTC)
It's admirable to want to help the wiki. We need as many people—sysops and users alike—who will do that.
    Around here, we consider several factors when choosing whom to make sysops, and the most important consideration is trustworthiness. A close second is participation in the project. Rounding out the top six are the ability to deal with other users (especially in mediating disputes or deciding when to step in), technical know-how, the necessity for another position (that is, whether or not the wiki needs more sysops at any given time), and finally seniority. (Number seven on the top-six list is senority, which is the ability to make bad H*R-related jokes.)
    With those things in mind, at this time I would not be comfortable with making you a sysop. Not long ago, you vandalized this wiki and less than a day ago you were blocked from the fanstuff wiki for persistent trolling. I think it will take a while for people to trust you again after that. Additionally, you currently don't meet the participation requirements. That is, you really don't have that many edits in the main or talk namespace nor have you done a big project. I haven't seen how you handle stress or abuse from problematic users and I don't know the status of your technical know-how (again, because I don't have a large sample of edits from which to judge). Last (and this one matters the least to me but is nevertheless important) there's the question of seniority: In other words, even if all else were equal, quite a few deserving people have been here a lot longer than you, and would thus be ahead of you in line whenever we promote the next user(s).
    Please don't think I'm trying to be overly discouraging, but your persistence in asking has made me want to be as unambiguous as possible. (By the way, asking for a position of power—no matter where you are (except maybe Wikipedia)—is a sure way to guarantee that the position will not be handed to you. Just so you know.) I encourage you to read the link above about the requirements and follow its advice. Over time, perhaps a long time, if you make good contributions and keep your nose clean, then you might be more seriously considered. Until then, keep on tranglin'. — It's dot com 18:45, 23 January 2006 (UTC)
Darn --TheThin 19:15, 23 January 2006 (UTC)

To The Thing: Personally, I'd love to be able to do all those things as well, but being given a position of power doesn't come free - You just gotta earn it! And to It's dot com: I found this whole conversation quite amusing. :) — Image:kskunk_fstandby.gif KieferSkunk (talk) — 01:51, 24 January 2006 (UTC)

Perhaps there should be a page devoting to answering the question "How do I become a sysop?" I see it asked a LOT. Homestar Coderhomestar-coder-sig.gif 01:54, 24 January 2006 (UTC)

Perhaps part of the FAQ? — Image:kskunk_fstandby.gif KieferSkunk (talk) — 01:57, 24 January 2006 (UTC)
I really liked your idea, KieferSkunk, and decided to be bold and add it myself. It's composed mainly from the large paragraph above, but also from the talk section it links to, and my personal knowledge. — Lapper (talk) 02:34, 24 January 2006 (UTC)
It's dot com: Yada yada yada sysop yada yada trust yada seniority yada yada yada edits yada yada yada long speech yada yada...
The thing: Darn

Has Matt? (talk) 01:59, 24 January 2006 (UTC) P.S. No offense to either of you. I just found that funny.

One other thing, Thing: as I'm sure any of the sysops can tell you, it might not be as fun as it looks from the other side of the fence. It means a butteload of work, and a commitment to a certain amount of involvement and responsibilities. It's like the Spiderman thing (you know, "With great power...). (Except it doesn't come with the ability to swing through Manhattan streets in spandex.) Also, about helping the wiki: yeah, deleting pages and blocking folks help, but it's really only a small percentage of the work that improves the wiki: the bulk of it is regular users editting and reviewing each other's edits. In other words, you already have the power for the single biggest part of wiki-helping that goes on. —AbdiViklas 04:02, 25 January 2006 (UTC)
Nevermind I'm a sysop on My own wiki now. But it would still be cool to be one. TheThin 21:59, 2 February 2006 (UTC)

i'm back

hey, it's dot com. i just got unblocked this morning. i want to say you did the right thing, and that now i will probably be spending less time on the wiki, so when i get blocked the next time it won't suck so bad. ah well. anyway, like i said, you did the completely right thing, and i hope you become an admin for what you did. thanks. p.s. if i get blocked another time, please make it indefinite. Seriously (Talk) 14:02, 24 January 2006 (UTC)

um....User: Yeltensic just made a rude remark on the guestbook discussion page, and you should check it out. Seriously (Talk) 14:55, 24 January 2006 (UTC)
I am aware of it and have posted comments. — It's dot com 15:04, 24 January 2006 (UTC)
good. that was just plain crude. if he pulls some stunt like that again just because Darth Katana X told him to, i suggest you block him. look on yeltensic's talk page if you don't know what i am talking about. Seriously (Talk) 15:06, 24 January 2006 (UTC)
Well I found out about the discussion from Darth, but I didn't "pull some stunt like that" because Darth told me to, he didn't tell me to do that. So leave Darth out of it, he didn't do anything (well maybe he did, but if so it was unrelated). Yeltensic Save the guestbooks 21:21, 24 January 2006 (UTC)
I apoligize. I now understand. Seriously (Talk) 23:01, 24 January 2006 (UTC)

That image

Just so you know, the reason I restored that image for "It's like it was meant to be" is just because Homestar Coder and Abdi both expressed their support for it and I felt that the person who removed it was acting rather unilaterally. I don't mind its removal as much if there's actually someone else who agrees about removing it, though. Anyway, keep on tranglin'. Heimstern Läufer 06:17, 25 January 2006 (UTC)

Oh, and Thunderbird has added a different image. Maybe this one will work well? Heimstern Läufer 06:38, 25 January 2006 (UTC)
I don't have a super-strong opinion that page, but the first image just didn't seem to fit, in my opinion. I did have an idea, though (the Wagon Fulla Pancakes). — It's dot com 07:18, 25 January 2006 (UTC)
Yeah, I'd say the same about not having a super-strong opinion; I just wanted to see things done fairly. (I try not to be too committed to my own ideas around the wiki. I find it only leads to disappointment when your edit gets reverted or your Fun Fact gets crushingly declined in STUFF. Not to mention you get along in the community better if you just go with the flow and be ready to get REVERT'd a few times, eh?) And yeah, I saw your new idea, and I think it's hilarious. "Rondelman, you crack me up! Crack! Me! Up! That's why you're my doge!" Anydangway, talk atcha later! Heimstern Läufer 07:30, 25 January 2006 (UTC)
I added a link to the article cuz i wasn't sure at first which article you were talking about. I definitely like the new pic! --Stux 14:21, 25 January 2006 (UTC)


I wanted to know what you did to get CAPTCHA up and running on 1.5.6. I stopped by the IRC channel & was told to ask you about it. :) On freenode, I am earthsound (registered user). Also, you can reach me at (same user name). Thanks!

(He and I spoke via the chat channel, and the gist of the discussion was that I was not the author of the software, just an assistant implementor, and I directed him to the software author. — It's dot com 19:41, 25 January 2006 (UTC))

The ongoing saga

um, someone left a message on my talk page stating that it was weird that trendy totebag did not sign on while i was blocked. i know i may be wrong, but i suspect the anonymous user was, well, you know enough to figure it out. the writing, the's all the same. you probably can't match the ip addresses, but i would like it if you did. or he just didn't leave a sig, and you can check the contribs. thank you. Seriously (Talk) 21:57, 25 January 2006 (UTC)

Um, there's really no mystery, since he was logged in when he made that edit. I have taken care of it. *sigh* — It's dot com 22:42, 25 January 2006 (UTC)
Yeah, you must be tired of our bickering. It seems i am stupid enough to not stop until i get blocked, so i guess i deserved to be. ah well. Seriously (Talk) 00:13, 26 January 2006 (UTC)
I don't mean to rub it in, but EIGHT MINUTES?! Nice, real nice. Eight min. is all it takes to get blocked. Seriously (Talk) 01:03, 26 January 2006 (UTC)

Has Matt? ON WHEELS!

Thanks for clearing up all those page moves on my user space. I seriously was actually laughing the whole time it was happening. I think my userpage had at least 12 "ON WHEELS!" in the page title. My first time being WoW'd. Ever. Well, anyway, thanks a lot! Has Matt? (talk) 04:14, 27 January 2006 (UTC)

No probalo. :) — It's dot com 04:17, 27 January 2006 (UTC)
Wow! someone must really like you! Ooo! ooo! Here's an idea (stemming from our basement discussion that should really go there but i'm sure the discussion has been archived): use the Captcha (ok maybe it's not such as hot of an idea now that i see the page move history) for making moves for all users (since we move pages seldom). But i guess these moves were done manually! Interesting. --Stux 04:21, 27 January 2006 (UTC)
Actually, I believe the CAPTCHA image is used in move processes for all users. I had to use it. — Lapper (talk) 04:23, 27 January 2006 (UTC)
Oh yeah! you're right! It is! I just saw it when i hit the move button in your pa— *points* LOOK! *Runs away* --Stux 04:41, 27 January 2006 (UTC)

.swf decompiler

Where did you find a .swf decompiler? Stuntman021

I use Flash Decompiler by Eltima. A free download is available (which is the version I have, and it meets my needs pretty well), and the full version looks to have a lot of features. — It's dot com 00:53, 28 January 2006 (UTC)


dot, I think I am going to take a break from the wiki. I just wanted you to answer a question of mine: do you ever feel like the wiki ends up affecting more than just the wiki aspect of your life? I mean, Ciberdude's got my IM screenname and my email address, and he won't stop from either. I know you can't help me with this, but I think I have to make myself a little more discreet the next time I come on here. That's why I'm taking a break. Just act like I'm gone for good, okay? I'll be back soon, just not for a while. Thanks for all the privelages. Seriously (Talk) 03:41, 28 January 2006 (UTC)

Yeah, giving out personal info can be useful, but it can come back to haunt you sometimes. Take care, man. — It's dot com 03:44, 28 January 2006 (UTC)
I will. And even if you lose your sysop privelages, block ciberdork while I am gone. I'll still edit anonymously. Seriously (Talk) 03:46, 28 January 2006 (UTC)
Seriously, Seriously, you say the weirdest things. Talk atcha later. — It's dot com 03:50, 28 January 2006 (UTC)
Seriosuly, Seriously. I mean Seriously. What. Seriously (Talk) 03:53, 28 January 2006 (UTC)
So, i finally learned to block email addresses, and IM ones too. So.....I guess I'm on the wiki again, and once again I am wildly exaggerating like I always do. Ah well. Seriously (Talk) 22:04, 28 January 2006 (UTC)

What did you do

I would just like to make a counterpoint to hating guestbooks, even though the discussion is over. Have you ever thoguht how much sigs should be deleted? You must have, because if you are going to delete guestbooks like you did, the exact same reasons apply to sigs. People working on their sigs clutters up the recent changes, I know because I do it all the time. Sigs are not contributing to the wiki, just like you insist guestbooks don't. And finally, They give no proof that someone ever read your userpage, something that by the way is something that people either do or don't but that shouldn't matter to anyone else. I just think that What you and the admins did was entirely opinionated. Seriously (Talk) 22:45, 29 January 2006 (UTC)

No proof, eh? Well, I guess that someone could read a user page in a matter of seconds and then promptly sign a guestbook. Not all sigs clog recent changes, just yours. Sigs are a means of identifying a user, and thus serve a purpose. I am not meaning to reply for It's dot com, but I just wanted to say this. Rogue Leader / (my talk) 22:58, 29 January 2006 (UTC)
Also, I bet a lot of sig flooding could be stopped if people just used "Show Preview". --DorianGray
Sigs exist anyway; you edit them in your user preferences (which does not show up on Recentchanges). The custom, however, is to create a User/sig template and use that as your sig. The User/sig versions are used because:
  1. They're easier to edit.
  2. If you edit one, all of your signatures change. If you edit the sig in your preferences, only future signatures change.
What's more, custom sigs of any sort allow links to your Talk or Contributions page, and make it easier to tell who's who (if you see a light blue sig with a green "Talk" area, it's probably me. If you see a gold-colored sig with symbols on both sides, it's likely Thunderbird. etc.) I'd take that over not being able to tell if I've previously read a user page. --Jay (Talk) 23:29, 29 January 2006 (UTC)
And, by the way, it was not the admins' decision to remove them; they may have started the voting, but everyone with a user name could vote. I abstained voting entirely because I don't really care. --Jay (Talk) 23:32, 29 January 2006 (UTC)
Got it. Reluctantly. Seriously (Talk) 00:16, 30 January 2006 (UTC)


Sorry about re-making those User_talk:Drwho? pages. I wuz trying to mark them delete but you already deleted them. TheThin 23:47, 31 January 2006 (UTC)

That's okay. Just remember to wait a couple of minutes between postings if you think that might be happening. :) — It's dot com 03:35, 1 February 2006 (UTC)

Two Questions

Hey Dot com, what's up? I have two questions. First, where did you post that discussion where someone was asking how to do links that were not underlined and you tried an example which didn't quite work correctly? (This is indirectly related:) I was wondering if you could take a look at this issue. Thanks! --Stux 21:34, 2 February 2006 (UTC)

See #Super-plain_link. Note: old how-to questions from my talk page are filed under The System Is Down → Technical help. On your second question, I'm not sure what you're asking. — It's dot com 22:16, 2 February 2006 (UTC)
For the first question, I looked briefly and couldn't find it (actually i scanned the page twice) but couldn't find it. I was scanning too quickly. As for the second issue, it turns out to be a firefox issue :(. Nerd42's sig goes beyond the table borders for some reason. I looked at the sig code and all the tags were closed off. I hope you have a copy of firefox to look at this cuz i'm not gonna provide a screenshot of it right away! ;) I gotta eat! --Stux 00:23, 3 February 2006 (UTC)
I'd post it in a more central place, like the FAQ talk. — It's dot com 00:31, 3 February 2006 (UTC)
Good idea! Just so you know, I found out another reason why you wouldn't be able to see it: resolution. The problem only happens when you wrap text a certain way. As a result, I have posted an update and a screenshot of the problem, as well as an inquiry in the FAQ talk page. --Stux 14:45, 3 February 2006 (UTC)


Just so I can learn the game a little more, how did you know that those last few blocks were Yeltensic, I looked in the user contribs and didn't see much. Teach me OB1, your my only hope :-P I R F 16:23, 3 February 2006 (UTC)

Well, often times he makes a remark that identifies him as, in fact, yeltensic. If he didn't do that, then I'll step aside and let dot comster answer this. Seriously (Talk) 17:22, 3 February 2006 (UTC)

Yeah, I just looked at the blcok log, and I have to admit I am confused. He must have matched the IP addresses. Also, there are two new users that are created. How do we know they're not yeltensic? Seriously (Talk)

User:18593095NSMC90531234 wasn't trolling. I heard about the NSMC people but mabe this wasn't. TheThin 22:03, 3 February 2006 (UTC)
Yes he was. I didn't say vandalism, I said trolling. — It's dot com 22:06, 3 February 2006 (UTC)
How? TheThin
I agree with The thing on this one. Even though he might look like NSMC at first glance, take a look at the article on Uncyclopedia about our wiki. At the near bottom, it says "If you happen to be new, register with the username: 18593095NSMC90531234 - Trust me, it'll be fun." This is the exact same username. It seems to me that this guy just didn't know anything about NSMC or this wiki and got Punk'd. He wasn't doing anything bad (yet), so why block him because of "trolling"? Although I would suggest that he get a better username. Has Matt? (talk) 22:11, 3 February 2006 (UTC)
Yea. TheThin 22:13, 3 February 2006 (UTC)
LLok at this North Shore Medical Center same first letters. TheThin
I know exactly where he got the username, and it's the reason I knew what his intentions were. Trolling is the (usually intentional) provocation of a person or community with the aim of getting a negative reaction. Even if he just did it on a lark (which I doubt), he should know better than to blindly follow instructions he came across in a place like that. — It's dot com 22:23, 3 February 2006 (UTC)


i dont think its fair to bann me every tiem I talk to seriously, he is a big user on the wiki and if i am to become a good contributor i will have to stop pretending he doesnt exist. i think i've been banned enough to know not to fight with him.— CiberDude 22:57, 5 February 2006 (UTC)

I think your mom goes to college is not the person who sent this. But that's just me. Seriously (Talk) 23:24, 5 February 2006 (UTC)

Fanstuff Troll

Really bad troll attacking for 2 days at the fanstuff wiki, Joshua says he needs help. Riley

What do you mean? I'm not sure that dot comster is a sysop there. If he is, please elaborate. Seriously (Talk) 00:15, 7 February 2006 (UTC)
Yeah, he is. Riley
Seriously: This is the third time in a row you have replied to messages on my page that weren't addressed to you. And in two of the three times, your reply was either wrong or didn't give any useful information. Please let me have the opportunity to reply to my own messages. Thank you. — It's dot com 00:24, 7 February 2006 (UTC)
Riley: What's this guy's deal? Is he Clan or someone who just doesn't like Clan? What course of action would you like me to take? — It's dot com 00:24, 7 February 2006 (UTC)

It's dot com: Sorry. Just trying to be helpful. Seriously (Talk) 00:29, 7 February 2006 (UTC)

Um, he stopped, joshua wanted me to tell you earlier. Riley
I enabled some more security that should limit him to one new vandal account at a time, and I scrubbed out some of the filthier usernames. — It's dot com 01:49, 7 February 2006 (UTC)


Thanks for all the work with Babel! -AtionSong 00:06, 7 February 2006 (UTC)

You're welcome! — It's dot com 00:12, 7 February 2006 (UTC)


I understand why you think that the Babel towers will be better with the source code rather than the templates, but I really think that templates will make it a lot easier to use and more user friendly. I understand that there would be a lot, but noinclude tags could be used to keep track of them. Source code is fine, but do you think that I could at least try with Templates, and if it gets too confusing switch back to source code? -AtionSong 00:23, 7 February 2006 (UTC)

I think we should try with the source code first. It's not too hard to get the hang of. (Besides, it's just copy and paste for most people. ;) ) I don't have a problem with a generic template, but we don't need to create a whole slew of them for a non-mainspace thing such as this. Plus, this way, people won't be limited by just the ones in the templates (although we do ask that they be Homestar Runner (or wiki) related). — It's dot com 00:31, 7 February 2006 (UTC)


im not ciberdude, hes my brother, my computer is auto loged on and he used it to post that talk, i didnt say anyhting cause of the warm welcome i had at the wiki compared to my brother's fued and destruction it was better not to connect me with him in any way. — Your Mom Gosh! 20:31, 9 February 2006 (UTC)

Recent block

Umm... are you sure that IP you blocked recently is the right guy? Because I checked his contribs and he hasn't done anything vaguely trollish. Except, maybe for editing Tampo's sig and page, but Tampo din't seem to mind, which leads me to believe he is Tampo. If he's not, he still seems like a fine user. Any reason why you blocked him? Has Matt? (talk) 23:19, 9 February 2006 (UTC)

  • has created an account as A fweakin' chair
  • has created an account as Reverted
  • has created an account as Christian
Yep, I'm pretty sure. — It's dot com 23:24, 9 February 2006 (UTC)

You've blocked a troll with the same IP adress as Tampo. He is blocked for no reason. Stongbah

Yea! --TheThin 20:10, 11 February 2006 (UTC)
The IP in question was not blocked for no reason. It was being used (as you can see above) to create multiple accounts in a short amount of time, which were then being used for vandalism. I will unblock the IP for now, but I'll be keeping an eye on it. P.S. The thing: Exactly what was the point of your post? — It's dot com 20:29, 11 February 2006 (UTC)
I have no idea just kinda wanted to be in the conversation. --TheThin 20:32, 11 February 2006 (UTC)

Arrested Development-apalooza

I wanted to make sure you heard about this. Fox is airing the last four episodes back to back on Friday, starting at 8pm. From one fan to another, Zelinda 23:43, 9 February 2006 (UTC)

Oh, we've already got the party planned! :) It's going to be bittersweet. I don't know whether to hold out hope for Showtime or not. And I wonder how they'll tie up the loose ends while leaving the door open a crack in case they do change networks. Hmm. Thanks for posting! Talk atcha later, It's dot com 23:47, 9 February 2006 (UTC)
Such a good show.....It pains me to see it go....Seriously (Talk) 23:59, 9 February 2006 (UTC)

Admin sigs

Why do none of the admins excepy JoeyDay have customized their sigs? I'm thinking maybe you guys are too busy to do that stuff. Just wondering if you knew. Seriously (Talk) 22:47, 14 February 2006 (UTC)

Well, that's not quite true, unless you have a very narrow definition of admin. If by admin you mean someone on the Admin Team, then Stu definitely has a signature. If you mean people who are on the Admin Team and are currently active in the day-to-day maintenance of the site, then you're right, only Joey has really customized his signature. Of the six of us, however, only AgentSeethroo has no customization to speak of. Tom, InterruptorJones, and I all have subtle modifications from the standard. If, on the other hand, when you say admins you mean sysops, then there is quite a bit of customization. Thunderbird and FireBird have had special sigs for as long as I can remember, as have Jay, Homestar Coder, Kilroy, and The Paper. Dr Haggis's modification is a slight tweak, and FortyTwo and Furrykef haven't been here in a while. Even GrapeNuts (a bot) has a sig. As for the heart of your question: Why do Tom, BazookaJoe, and I have more or less "plain" signatures? Well, Tom's is like that because he's ornery about such things. BazookaJoe's and mine are like that because it just looks right. Since everyone else goes to such great lengths to customize their signatures, not doing so becomes a customization in itself. — It's dot com 23:30, 14 February 2006 (UTC)

Cool font. I meant the admin team, without the sysops, By the way. Stu, well I've never actually seen him make an edit. Although I did hear that he was joey's friend. I just think that if you have a sig, you should make it have more convenience, like having a link to your talk page. Thnaks for the answer. Seriously (Talk) 23:35, 14 February 2006 (UTC)

And Dot com has toyed with his signature in the past once or twice, a long while back. That special sig you just made looks pretty cool, if you ever did decide to change it for good. ;) Thunderbird 06:35, 15 February 2006 (UTC)
GrapeNuts has a sig? Dot com customizing his!? What is the world coming to!? This message is grapenuts.gif GrapeNuts (talk·edits·owner) approved (not really, I just wanted an excuse to use his sig :). --Stux 07:04, 15 February 2006 (UTC)
Weird. And you, thunderbird, had a blue sig. That scares me. Seriously (Talk) 05:10, 18 February 2006 (UTC)
Um, I just wanted to know what subtle modifications you, Tom, and InterruptorJones have on your sig. Do you mean past versions? Also, what is DrHaggis's slight tweak? Seriously (Talk) 01:25, 26 February 2006 (UTC)
Tom has a nonbreaking space in front of his (and used to have an empty link). I have an em dash. Interruptor Jones has both of those and uses small tags. Dr Haggis's real username is Drhaggis. All of us put the modifications directly in the preferences box, instead of using a sig template. — It's dot com 01:59, 26 February 2006 (UTC)
So you don't have to put an em dash alll the time? That's really cool. I think Ill do that. Seriously (Talk) 03:00, 26 February 2006 (UTC)

Fanstuff on the knowledge base

By the way, you say I have to delete my caption contest, yet you don't seem to think about the amazing amount of people doing translations on their userpages. Also, you should think about Has Matt?'s page that includes homsar quotes that other people can edit. Seriously (Talk) 23:28, 14 February 2006 (UTC)

I can't realy think of many people who do translations. Even then, the translations themselves are direct quotes and the replies are occurring on the talk pages. The reason I had a problem with your activity is because not only were you inviting people to edit your user page, you were asking them to create new H*R-related content based on the toons, which is the very definition of fanstuff. — It's dot com 23:38, 14 February 2006 (UTC)
Ah. I realize that my above comment was a little bit too harsh; I apologize for that. I try to stay nice with users, since most already have a reason to hate my guts (including you). So, yeah. Seriously (Talk) 23:42, 14 February 2006 (UTC)
Er, okaaay.... — It's dot com 23:43, 14 February 2006 (UTC)
Well, DBK does, after the extremely insolent remark I made on his user page, And you have a reason because of Something I can't mention. Also, Firebird has an excuse because I was blocked by him for trolling, and Yeltensic has a reason (although he's not a user anymore) because I was one of the people who asked him to stop most. Seriously (Talk) 23:47, 14 February 2006 (UTC)
One of the coolest things in this wiki is that everybody generally treats each other with respect and with maturity. Most of the people I know here do their job (be it editing pages, commenting on behavior, or taking action nobody wants to have to take but that needs to be taken) and then move on if need be, and so we try not to harbor little things that may be divisive or in the long run inconsequential. --Stux 00:04, 15 February 2006 (UTC)


Can I get a recap (no need to be brief, I have time) of the things that have happened here since the start of December? - KookykmanImage:kookysig.gif(t)(c)(r)

See Talk:Main Page → RecapIt's dot com 23:36, 15 February 2006 (UTC)

guess what happened to me

Heloo there It's dot com, how are you, i've been doing great. About the heading, check out my talk page and user page, and you'll see what happened. Have you every got a similar award? Nikolce Kocovski 07:40, 15 February 2006 (UTC)

Cool, man. — It's dot com 23:28, 15 February 2006 (UTC)
Yeah, keep in mind, Nikolce, that the pizza trophy is superior to the Iron cup of beef brunswick stew. This means that that trophy is one of the greatest trophies you can get. Seriously (Talk) 00:14, 16 February 2006 (UTC)

wow, is there some sort of "lost of tropies or something?

Nikolce Kocovski 05:47, 17 February 2006 (UTC)

Yes. Check the Barnstars page. There's a lot of trophies you can get. Seriously (Talk) 16:44, 17 February 2006 (UTC)

Mirrors and Such

Hello, It's dot com. I'm now direction your admin-y attention to this little discussion in the far reaches of the knowledge base. - Joshua 15:00, 16 February 2006 (UTC)

Tom currently handles all the mirror-type stuff. I would ask him. — It's dot com 15:20, 16 February 2006 (UTC)
Okay... - Joshua 15:35, 16 February 2006 (UTC)


Hey there dotty, how are these last couple of days. can i ask you something, i've been looking at people user pages, and i've been finding these things called userboxes? what are they?

is there a list of them or something?

Nikolce Kocovski 06:36, 18 February 2006 (UTC)

I might be able to help here. A list is located at HRWiki:Userboxes, as well as directions on how to add them to your page. Let me know if you need any help adding some, if you want to do so. Thunderbird 06:37, 18 February 2006 (UTC)

Thunderbird, let me say sorry, about this message. Its because i don't like to order people around, but my user page is a bit of a mess, actually its chaos, please help its urgent. thanks a bunch. Nikolce Kocovski 08:06, 18 February 2006 (UTC)

Nikolce, if you say please, it's perfectly fine. Don't worry about politeness, because it seems you almost unconsciously type in polite ways. Seriously (Talk) 23:46, 18 February 2006 (UTC)

Idea and it's potential

Hi. Nikolce Kocovski sent me something on my talk page. It's the newest headline, I think you should check it out. I want to see if you think either his idea or mine would be of any potential. Thanks. Seriously (Talk) 23:32, 19 February 2006 (UTC)

NSMC thing

What's the purpose of that page? Also, why'd you delete the talk page for it? Seriously (Talk) 17:45, 20 February 2006 (UTC)

Also, I'd like to congrat yoyu on the amazing amount of users you've managed to obtain. Truly amazing. Seriously (Talk) 17:48, 20 February 2006 (UTC)
"Amount of users"? What? — It's dot com 17:49, 20 February 2006 (UTC)
I mean the amount of sockpuppets that NSMC created. You just made a page listing all of the addresses. It looked cool. Seriously (Talk) 17:50, 20 February 2006 (UTC)
Oh. Well, for an explanation of the page, see the section in A History. I deleted the talk page because it was a user talk page, and therefore comments on it weren't addressed to me but to the vandal. — It's dot com 18:00, 20 February 2006 (UTC)
I find this extremely interesting. Y'know, I was here when NSMC hit. I didn't know how revert it, though, so I just didn't go on the Cheat Commandos section. Of Cuorse, that wasn't enough. Seriously (Talk) 18:02, 20 February 2006 (UTC)


So which came first? The chicken, or the egg? ref:[2] --Stux 20:21, 20 February 2006 (UTC)

I'm pretty sure ours was modeled after this. — It's dot com 20:25, 20 February 2006 (UTC)
I hate it when we're not original. :(. Seriously (Talk) 20:26, 20 February 2006 (UTC)
Ahhhh .... hence the similarities. I *now* remember seeing that before a long long time ago, once you showed it to me, even though it looks exactly like the other one... :) --Stux 22:20, 20 February 2006 (UTC)

Cool! Where did you find this one? --Stux 06:45, 21 February 2006 (UTC)

I wrote it myself. See the fourth userbox on my user page. :) — It's dot com 06:49, 21 February 2006 (UTC)


Hey, you've got a cool userpage. I agree, Marzipan's answering machine is underrated. With crap, Yeltensic (T C) 05:02, 21 February 2006 (UTC)

Thanks, man. Welcome aboard! — It's dot com 05:03, 21 February 2006 (UTC)
With over 18,000 views, it has to be good. Thunderbird 14:25, 21 February 2006 (UTC)
18,000 views?? When did that happen?! — It's dot com 16:59, 21 February 2006 (UTC)
I'm not sure I trust those counters anyway... The one at the bottom of this talk page currently shows only about 800 views, but surely that can't be right. — It's dot com 17:44, 21 February 2006 (UTC)
I've been having a similar situation on my user page. For some extremely odd reason, it says I have 28,000 page views. Seriously, I'm not that popular. Has Matt? (talk) 19:09, 21 February 2006 (UTC)
You were talking to Dot com, not Seriously. With crap, Yeltensic (T C) 21:51, 21 February 2006 (UTC)
Oh, Granola. That's one of the worst jokes I've heard all day. :P — It's dot com 21:55, 21 February 2006 (UTC)
Of course, I, being a retard, do not understand that joke a bit. Also, dot com, you might as well delete that thing on the bottom I wrote, cause you asked the smoking monkey to delort it. Seriously (Talk) 21:58, 21 February 2006 (UTC)
Well, you see, "Seriously" can mean both your username or "in a serious manner". Has Matt? meant that in reality he is not as popular as 28,000 page views would seem to indicate, but Granola took it to mean that he was addressing you directly. Hilarity ensued. — It's dot com 22:16, 21 February 2006 (UTC)
Or a total lack of hilarity, as it was a crappy joke. With crap, Yeltensic (T C) 22:38, 21 February 2006 (UTC)
Oh good, I knew you weren't that popular :P Maybe with all the code fiddling you do, you somehow reversed the number of talk page views with the number of userpage views or something. I've gotta say this has shattered my confidence in those little counter things, before I would have trusted those things with my life. Thunderbird 06:24, 22 February 2006 (UTC)
And I jumped from 2500 to 6000 in less than 24 hours awhile ago. That can't be right, either. Heimstern Läufer 06:28, 22 February 2006 (UTC)
The number is so small because the counter was reset to zero when this page was moved back incorrectly from a vandal. It had to be deleted and recreated, and that's probably what caused the problem. And Heimstern, do you have your preferences set to hold page caches? If you do, that's probably what caused the view count to jump. small_logo.pngUsername-talk 06:30, 22 February 2006 (UTC)
Aw, man! You're probably right, HSRusername. That really bums me out. I would reset my counter, except that I have no idea what to set it to. By the way, as far as I know, I've never messed with anything that would affect those numbers. Maybe they've gone up dramatically because an outside bot is gathering data or something (like for Google). — It's dot com 06:34, 22 February 2006 (UTC)
At the very least, as of 06:57, 7 December 2005 (UTC), you had over 6,000 talk page views, and just under 6,000 userpage views. I think it's safe to give yourself at least a 10,000 talk page view head start, as long as you give your userpage a 10,000 view handicap. That should get you somewhat back on track. ;) Thunderbird 06:38, 22 February 2006 (UTC)
Well, I found an archive just before all the hubbub that put the count at 10,071. I added that to the 958 currently showing to get 11,029, and used that figure to reset my counter. — It's dot com 06:55, 22 February 2006 (UTC)


Btw, I wanted to say excellent work on the autocolunm feature. I was looking at the Strong Bad Email tables yesterday, thinking an autocolumn thing would be a nice feature, and lo and behold not two hours later it had been converted. Nice work. (I suppose for colunms such as the ones on my userpage though, it doesn't have any useful application, correct?) Thunderbird 14:25, 21 February 2006 (UTC)

I tried to use it for the ones in my page, but it just screwed things up. Although I did put it on The Field and Strong Badia and Has Matt? used it on Homestar Talker. Elcool (talk)(contribs) 14:47, 21 February 2006 (UTC)
Thanks! Yeah, when the columns are independent lists, they still have to be done the regular way. The autocolumns are for when you have one long list that just needs to be split up. — It's dot com 16:59, 21 February 2006 (UTC)

Very nice script, It's dot com. No more tiring counts of items-per-column to make sure each one is equal. — Lapper (talk) 22:23, 21 February 2006 (UTC)

Wait, what was the difference? I don't see anything least I don't think...Seriously (Talk) 00:52, 22 February 2006 (UTC)

The Smoking Monkey's talk page

Why isn't what he did bad to you? Before you say no, let me explain. First of all, he embarassed me and The thing on his talk page on purpose, second of all, he said apology's to dot com, which means he knew this would have a certain outcome to certain people like me, you (which for some reason you find fine), and the thing. This is a perfect example of premeditated malice. And third of all, would you like it if someone made fun of you on their talk page for everyone to see? Seriously (Talk) 21:24, 21 February 2006 (UTC)

I have asked The Smoking Monkey to revert or remove the thread. If you find it insulting, then it is a personal attack, which we don't want. I assure you this was not The Smoking Monkey's intent, but that is beside the point. Let me take this opportunity, however, to suggest that learning to laugh at one's self is one of the most difficult yet rewarding things a person can do. In addition, I think you should stop apologizing and start adding more content to this site. Whenever I click on your contribs, I notice that over the last week your user talk contribs outnumber your main namespace contribs 7 to 1. — It's dot com 22:07, 21 February 2006 (UTC)
yes. I understand. Also, I've been adding to the wooky (a major overhaul of the site just because I feel sorry for it), so I havn't had much of a chance. Seriously (Talk) 22:10, 21 February 2006 (UTC)

Finding vandalism

Hey, just wanted to flag a sysop. other days was mildly vandalized. I fixed it but figured you might want to know about it. Feel free to delete this from your talk if you want. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 22:22, 21 February 2006 (UTC)

Simple nuisance vandalism can just be fixed and then ignored. The best way to let us know about more serious vandalism is to post it on HRWiki:WikiTroll. Then we'll get it taken care of. Thanks for reverting that page. — It's dot com 22:41, 21 February 2006 (UTC)

The thing

Now that he's unblocked, I'm thinking you can put that template for his block reason on his talk page. Seriously (Talk) 22:32, 22 February 2006 (UTC)

Did I just miss that?

Did I miss something or is this just deja vu? I *just* noticed that the order of the "diff" and "hist" buttons are out of order from the other wiki's. In wikipedia, they are before the page title, here they are after the page title. How long has it been like that, and was that part of your recent tinkerings? Confused in Connecticut. --Stux 22:07, 24 February 2006 (UTC)

You live in connecticut? Bodacious in Buffalo Seriously (Talk) 22:10, 24 February 2006 (UTC)
I don't see what you're saying at all. Whistlin' in Washington, Jay (Talk) 22:12, 24 February 2006 (UTC)
You sure? On the Bonus Stage Wiki, they also go (diff)(hist), so... I dunno. Not Doing A Name Thingy Like The Rest Of You in Pennsylvania. --DorianGray
I think what he meant, although I don't see it, is that he thinks that it was "{page title} (diff)(hist)" here. Lazing Around in Lynnwood, Jay (Talk) 22:16, 24 February 2006 (UTC)
Hm. Odd. I see it the other way around. I mean, the correct way. Maybe Stux's internet is just going spastic. Not telling anyone my location, teeeffoh! 22:20, 24 February 2006 (UTC)
Maybe it's a certain bug in the mediawiki 1.5 software, there were many other ones. Seriously (Talk)
OT: Jay? Lynn would wash? Silly in Sammamish, — Image:kskunk_fstandby.gif KieferSkunk (talk) — 22:23, 24 February 2006 (UTC)
How very Strong Bad-ish of you. :p --Jay (Talk) 22:25, 24 February 2006 (UTC)
Wait, did anyone else just realizing us having this discussion that is getting off-topic on another user's talk page that isn't even responding? Confused in Crapland, teeeffoh! 22:27, 24 February 2006 (UTC)
Yeah, I'm thinking it's either a bug in the software, or a bug in Stux's compy. Seriously (Talk) 22:30, 24 February 2006 (UTC)
I doubt that it's a bug in my compy since my watchlist is getting the code from the server as it's all server-generated. I know I have the "enhanced" recent changes turned on (I turned it off for a moment and it indeed showed it the other way, with (diff)(hist) first. But this must've been deja vu, cuz of that. Cuz I've had it "enhanced" for the longest time. So I dunno. I probably need sleep. As for my domicile: I actually don't live in Connecticut, nor have I ever even been in the state (sadly). I just picked the two words cuz they made good alliteration! (And I was surprised to be able to spell the state's name right.) I didn't think people would assume I lived in Connecticut. In fact I am Mindless in Michigan. --Stux 23:51, 24 February 2006 (UTC)
Mindless south of Montreal, Bamboozled west of Boston, Really Confused north of Rio, Dazed east of Dallas. With crap, Yeltensic (T C) 19:14, 28 February 2006 (UTC)


The thing has recently vandalized a wiki. Check Benol's talk page for info. I suggest you block him, as per your rule posted on the main page. Thanks. — Seriously (Talk) 16:53, 26 February 2006 (UTC)

Sorry I LOVE this wiki the trolling was my evil cousin! Plus it wasn't this wiki. I swear I'm crying right now. --TheThin 16:55, 26 February 2006 (UTC)
You should have thought about that BEFORE You trolled!!!-- Benol, aka Coach B 16:58, 26 February 2006 (UTC)
Please I'm really sorry! That was my evil cousin! --TheThin 16:59, 26 February 2006 (UTC)
I'm crying harder than I ever have before! :'-( --TheThin 17:01, 26 February 2006 (UTC)
I'm sorry. Nothing we can do. — Seriously (Talk) 17:02, 26 February 2006 (UTC)
Please I LOVE this wiki! --TheThin 17:02, 26 February 2006 (UTC)
You probably won't be Permanently blocked.-- Benol, aka Coach B 17:03, 26 February 2006 (UTC)
I'm to sorry to even say it in words! --TheThin 17:05, 26 February 2006 (UTC)
Look, you guys. I'm pretty sure all this trolling went on before Dot com posted that message on the Main Page talk. Besides, he's now trying extremely hard to clean up the mess he's made, so he obviously knows what he did is wrong. Therefore, will a block really do anything to help this situation? I think not. Has Matt? (talk) 17:06, 26 February 2006 (UTC)
Do u see how hard I'm trying to get rid of the vandalizm! --TheThin 17:07, 26 February 2006 (UTC)
Ok guys, The thing has more than repented for that vandalism. Seriously, I suggest that you keep your nose out of matters that do not involve you. The thing is currently reverting the vandalism with extreme diligence, and this situation is misunderstood by both Benol and Seriously. Rogue Leader / (my talk) 01:39, 27 February 2006 (UTC)
It wasn't that I was not minding my own business, but I saw many changes to Benol's talk page on the recent changes and decided to see what was up about it. I only meant to help, and I'm sorry if I failed to do so. — Seriously (Talk) 12:34, 27 February 2006 (UTC)
I wasn't party to this at all, so I don't really know what happened in this particular case. But I will say this: I said once before that I thought the ops here were being too lenient on The Thing, as he's had a history of vandalism and trolling in the past, and everyone seems to be very quick to defend him. (Lots of "I'm sorry's" and "I won't do it again!'s".) I don't deny he's also made good edits here, but I have not seen discipline executed equally to him as has been to others who've done similar things, or less. That's kinda frustrating to see. — Image:kskunk_fstandby.gif KieferSkunk (talk) — 18:44, 27 February 2006 (UTC)

You all need to complain to your teachers for not teaching you how to read. While you're at it, Seriously and The thing, go ahead and post a mailing address where I can send a bill to your parents for babysitting you. On the main page talk, I said that anyone caught vandalizing in our name would be dealt with. I have neither the time nor the resources to try and police other wikis. The message regarding other wikis means that if you vandalize Uncyclopedia, for example, in retaliation for something that happens here, then at that point you are speaking for all of us here, and I care very much that you don't do that. But random vandalism doesn't concern me. To The thing: I can't believe that you think vandalism is funny, especially given that you're an administrator at a wiki. To Seriously: you need to learn what is and what isn't important, and stop being such a tattletale. And stop speaking for me. In one place you say "No matter what, you must get blocked." You have neither the authority nor the experience to be making claims like that. To KieferSkunk: The thing didn't actually do anything (in this case) to harm our wiki or its good name, and therefore there are no grounds for blocking him. (And he has been blocked recently by BazookaJoe for spamming.) To anyone who needs to hear this: Stop vandalizing. Stop behaving so immaturely (and don't blame your actions on your age; I know several young good contributors). Wiki usage is not a right; it's a privilege. And for goodness' sake, stop apologizing. You've said you're sorry so much that the words have no meaning. Let your future actions be your apology. That's all for now. — It's dot com 21:38, 27 February 2006 (UTC)

In reply to your comment to me: I understand, and I'm not asking for him to be blocked in this case. I was making a more general comment about The Thing's history, seeing as how I have witnessed vandalism from him in the past and saw people, even sysops, defending him and going way out of their way to reason with him, rather than treating him as a vandal. I didn't understand it at the time, and I still don't, so I left my comments on the matter at "I think you're being too lenient with him". This was mainly just a follow-up on that, more to mention that I'm not surprised another "incident" has come up than anything else. That's all. — Image:kskunk_fstandby.gif KieferSkunk (talk) — 22:26, 27 February 2006 (UTC)
Well, unless an account is being used for nothing but vandalism, then reasoning should always be exhausted before blocking is implemented. — It's dot com 22:53, 27 February 2006 (UTC)
Just who do you think you are? Babysitting? Y'know, it's not like I've ever done anything mean to you. Yes, I spoke for you. Just trying to help and to see it in the eyes of an admin. Yes, I've answered your talk page questions for you with crappy answers. Again, jsut trying to help. These things don't mean you have to insult me like that. Y'know, I've really never done anything bad to you on purpose. I always had great respect for you, and I've never purposely insulted you like you just did. You need to learn how a simple misinterpretation of a comment on the main page talk should'nt be an excuse for acting like that. — Seriously (Talk) 23:09, 27 February 2006 (UTC)
When I vandalized I thought you were suppose to vandalize there. --TheThin 23:12, 27 February 2006 (UTC)
To Seriously: As one who has been an admin several times in other places, one thing I can say with certainty is that many admins feel very put off and are easily annoyed by non-admins (and especially relatively new people) trying to speak for them. Dictating policy to other users on behalf of the admins is usually a no-no unless you are an admin or are trusted by the admins to do so. (Obviously, I can't speak for It's dot com, but if I were in his place dealing with this crap, that's how I'd feel.) — Image:kskunk_fstandby.gif KieferSkunk (talk) — 23:17, 27 February 2006 (UTC)
And if you haven't figured it out by now who I am, Seriously, then you've got deeper problems than I can fix in one afternoon. To The thing: whatever, man. To KieferSkunk: Hear, hear. — It's dot com 23:23, 27 February 2006 (UTC)
Okay. Here it goes, time for me to swallow my pride:

Look, Dot com, I just don't want to be treated like a baby. In my opinion, I think being a tattletale is the wrong was to think about it, I prefer "fighting trolls, and trying to help you with your rule". Yes, I was disrespectful to you. I just needed to prove my point and express my anger at you. Also, I know you are an admin. Maybe I was a bit overboard with you; that doesn't mean what I said was entirely wrong. I mean, I apologize, but it's not like I'll kiss your ring and beg for forgiveness. I've got to be a bit more defiant than that to ever prove my point. Just remember: I've always, always tried to help you, and I just found your comment a bit mean. Just forgive me, please, and let this whole thing disappear. Thanks a lot. — Seriously (Talk) 00:11, 28 February 2006 (UTC)

Seriously, have you been reading this thread and understanding it? It's dot com has stated just 8 posts up: "And for goodness' sake, stop apologizing." You are still relatively new to this wiki, and your experience has been limited to editing User and User talk pages. You said yourself you give "crappy answers" to questions that don't concern you. When I first joined, I watched conversations like this unfold and saw how responsible admins reacted. I didn't try to solve everybody's problems; I knew I didn't have the knowledge. Just keep to yourself for a while and maybe see what it's like to make some main namespace contrubutions. (That is the idea of a wiki, you know.) small_logo.pngUsername-talk 00:30, 28 February 2006 (UTC)

Check this out:

Ok, so check out the current delete category. See something strange? The "Timeline" article is listed under the U's! Even though the tobedeleted tag uses the {{PAGENAME}} tag. Strange, no? --Stux 17:51, 27 February 2006 (UTC)

Dr. Who

HOW DOES HE KEEP COMING BACK! --TheThin 23:02, 27 February 2006 (UTC)

Hey man, I want you to know that Dr. Who vandalized your talk page. Could you block his IP for me? --The 386 My talk 23:02, 27 February 2006 (UTC)
First of all, this is nothing to get excited about. He's a garden-variety vandal, nothing more, and he comes back because (a) he apparently doesn't have anything constructive to do and (b) he has access to a dynamic IP. Second, yes, I'm aware that he vandalized this page. Third, I already blocked him before you posted your message. Fourth, please list future vandals on HRWiki:WikiTroll, not this page. Thanks. — It's dot com 23:11, 27 February 2006 (UTC)
Also, he never does much damage, besides vulgar content and stuff like that. What's weird, though, is how he always manages to come when there's no sysops around. — Seriously (Talk) 21:03, 28 February 2006 (UTC)
You know what I hate? When this guy writes vulgar edit summaries. For people who patrol recent changes, especially kids, we don't have to see that. Really. — Seriously (Talk) 23:11, 28 February 2006 (UTC)
Yea. I'm 10 he on my page said This user is fulla ****. --TheThin 23:13, 28 February 2006 (UTC)
Ugh. At least NSMC was was just racist. This guy swears like nobody's business. — Seriously (Talk) 23:15, 28 February 2006 (UTC)
He can go to jail for this. --TheThin 23:17, 28 February 2006 (UTC)
I doubt that severely... Though one can always wish... --Jay (Talk) 23:21, 28 February 2006 (UTC)
To this point: would it be possible to introduce a language filter? The rare times a swear is needed (an interview transcript, for example) a sysop can override. ?? Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 23:24, 28 February 2006 (UTC)
Probably impossible. That would interfere with this wiki, though, because the cartoon says crap all the time, among other things. — Seriously (Talk) 23:30, 28 February 2006 (UTC)
We could allow the program to accept crap. Still, there are a lot of other issues... Has Matt? (talk) 23:33, 28 February 2006 (UTC)
It's definitely possible, but currently it's not worth the effort it would take to install it. As for "crap", we just wouldn't put that word on the bad list. Finally, I would appreciate it if comments that aren't actually directed to me be posted in a more public place: Talk:Main Page, HRWiki talk:FAQ, or HRWiki:Da Basement, to name a few. — It's dot com 23:35, 28 February 2006 (UTC)
OK. Although I think that everyone comes to you because you are the central hub of the wiki, pretty much. Everyone comes to you in hardships, whcih if I were you, I would be honored with. — Seriously (Talk) 23:38, 28 February 2006 (UTC)
Oh, I know, and don't think I'm not honored, but I, like most people, don't like new-message false alarms, and would rather talk about projects I'm currently working on. Also, there are a lot of questions that anyone could more easily answer if they were just put in a more public place. — It's dot com 00:17, 1 March 2006 (UTC)


I'm still at the conference, it was really great. IRC doesn't work on the terminals, but suffice it to say, I was here, got autographs, (not many questions) and it was really great. I'll try and get a writeup on Wednesday evening. --TBird

That was not Tbird. Look [here]. The editor's IP starts with a 6. Bluebry 01:43, 1 March 2006 (UTC)
Thunderbird is not at home, so the IP address would be different. It could still be him, but I would like him to log in if possible. If he can't log in at the convention, he'll figure something out or log in when he gets home later tonight. — It's dot com 03:37, 1 March 2006 (UTC)
Too late. His IP's been blocked. He'll log in when he needs to, but I have one question: If he was TBird, why did he sign TBird instead of his IP (accidentally typed ~~~~ without knowing he wasn't logged in) or with his sig (or siggie, I guess)? It doesn't seem right. I mean, if he can edit annonymously, he can edit logged on, and I think the first thing he'll ask if he can't log in is why he can't. Plus, he would know that an IP editing as a user would most likely be reverted. We could unblock the IP and see if TBird can log on now, I guess. Wouldn't hurt, but I still think it wasn't him. I dunno. Oh, also, if it was him, sorry, just don't want anybody impersonating you. Bluebry 03:50, 1 March 2006 (UTC)
We didn't block the IP. There are several reasons why he might not have been able to log in (if the computer he was using didn't accept cookies, for example). I think the edits by the IP match TBird's style, but I'm being cautious for now. I'm patient; if I have to I can wait for him to get home to confirm. — It's dot com 04:01, 1 March 2006 (UTC)
Ye of little faith :-P You didn't recognize my unique writing style? I just didn't really feel like logging in for one or two edits. I probably should have, but meh. In any case, all I said was true, and more. I left a message on the IRC with Phlip, but it should still be there if you scroll up, to see a brief summary of the event. I'll get a writeup started tomorrow night. For now, I've gotta be up in five and a half hours for work, so I'm going to bed. EDIT: Oh, and one thing I forgot to mention on IRC. Let's just say I'll be kicking myself for months for not bringing my DS to Flashforward... Thunderbird 09:26, 1 March 2006 (UTC)
I thought it was you (see above where I say it sounds like your style), but the info was too good, so I thought it was best to wait for confirmation. I guess you'll log in from now on. :-P Actually, the only reason I had any question was because the IP you were using came up as being based in Chicago, which was pretty weird. I admit it would have been quite unlikely for someone to be imitating you, but we've been burned before. Anyways, great jaerb!!! Many combolations on your successful mission!! — It's dot com 15:21, 1 March 2006 (UTC)

Parse error!

In HomsarQuote.php. You sure are good at bringing the Wiki to its knees ;) Homestar Coderhomestar-coder-sig.gif 17:35, 1 March 2006 (UTC)

I always seem to forget semicolons at the end of lines. And it never fails that someone notices my mistakes, even when they're there for less than a minute. :P — It's dot com 17:37, 1 March 2006 (UTC)
Ah, missing semicolons, the bane of a programmer's existence. (Unless you're coding in Lisp. Then it's missing parens.) Homestar Coderhomestar-coder-sig.gif 17:39, 1 March 2006 (UTC)
I used to do C++ so remember the semi-colon plight, now I do mostly webdesign and so am plagued to make sure I have the same number of <div>'s and </div>'s. If I don't comment every single one I'm lost. My lastest creation is this It's mostly done although I can't seem to get things to line-up the way I want and no matter what changes that I make, it will only look right on one browser at a time! Grrrrr. I R F 23:01, 2 March 2006 (UTC)

You are s-smart

Brilliant random Homsar quote thingy!

You're pretty good at this, obviously. Take a look at this discussion and my idea at the end - would this be something possible to improve usability? Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 20:26, 1 March 2006 (UTC)

I guess you're gonna have to s-spell out what your idea is, because I'm not quite s-seeing it. S-sorry if that cancels out the s-smart. — It's dot com 20:31, 1 March 2006 (UTC)
The ogg files. They confuse people, many players in use don't use them right out of then box. But Wikipedia has an interesting solution which we might be able to emulate. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 20:33, 1 March 2006 (UTC)
I should have been more s-specific. What I meant was, when I went to the page about the s-symphony, I wasn't s-sure what their s-solution was. — It's dot com 20:35, 1 March 2006 (UTC)
In the 1st paragraph, there's the Listen link (after the musical example) - there's a (listen (help·info)) thingy. The "Help" goes to instructions on how to get your player to play oggs. I mean, I was stymied by them until I was researchiong (on that page, actually) and stumbled upon that.
Of course, I don't know enough about Wiki to know a) if this can be done on our system, 2) how to do it even if it can be done, and III) if this sort of a thing would require "discussion" "someplace". SO that's why I ask you, Mr. S-smart. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 20:42, 1 March 2006 (UTC)
Just copy the source code of Wikipedia:Template:Audio to Template:Audio (or something like that), adjust the help link to the media help page on this Wiki, and it should work fine (apart from maybe the speaker icon). --videlectrix.pngENUSY discussionitem_icon.gif user.gifmail_icon.gif 20:46, 1 March 2006 (UTC)
It's that easy, eh? :\ Well, it'd take me a few days to figure all that out! (I spent a good part of today trying, haven't gotten far. Will keep trying.) But if someone who already has all that figured out wants to take up the cause, we could have better usability sooner. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 20:54, 1 March 2006 (UTC)

Talk page rate

These days, I've been trying to make more main namespace contribs and less user talk page contribs. The question is, has my diet (sorta) done any good for me? Check my contribs. On a rate of 1 to 10, how much would you say I've improved? — Seriously (Talk) 04:40, 4 March 2006 (UTC)

Er, maybe we should give it a little more time before making a 1 to 10 rating. I say that because in the last three days, you have made more user edits than and twice as many user talk edits as all your main, main talk, HRWiki, and HRWiki talk edits combined (not counting sandbox). — It's dot com 06:42, 4 March 2006 (UTC)
Gulp. Back to work on the random refreshings. :( — Seriously (Talk) 17:59, 4 March 2006 (UTC)
I just did like fifteen. Sweet. — Seriously (Talk) 19:11, 4 March 2006 (UTC)
Yeah, you've been doin' a LOT of edits, Seriously. Bluebry 19:12, 4 March 2006 (UTC)
Um, sorry about those things on tyhe videlectrix games. You're gonna be doing that for a long time. :( — Seriously (Talk) 19:27, 4 March 2006 (UTC)
Nah, you're fine. I've always been bugged by the word "exist" on those pages. How can we say that the games don't exist? I can see a screenshot right next to them! :) — It's dot com 19:39, 4 March 2006 (UTC)
Yeah, that's true. At least I added some good edits to my reh—zoom. — Seriously (Talk) 19:44, 4 March 2006 (UTC)


OK then, I'll stop, but why don't you want me editing that page? With crap, Yeltensic (T C) 02:56, 5 March 2006 (UTC)

Because it's fine the way it is, and you really don't need to be editing meta-information about yourself. Besides, as you said on the talk page, that record isn't even that important anyway. — It's dot com 03:01, 5 March 2006 (UTC)
Fair enough. I just wanted it to be accurate, even though it isn't necessary in the first place. With crap, Yeltensic (T C) 03:15, 5 March 2006 (UTC)


Why did you delete my old userpage? With crap, Yeltensic (T C) 07:06, 5 March 2006 (UTC)

That is not your user page. If you continue to claim that name, I will treat you as though it was still your username (i.e. I will go back to blocking you). — It's dot com 07:07, 5 March 2006 (UTC)
OK...I just thought it would be useful to redirect it, so that people who went looking for it would come to the right place...can at least have the talkpage redirect? People have been known to still post on the old one, and I think it's useful to redirect that one, so that posts won't lie around unanswered for a long time. With crap, Yeltensic (T C) 07:12, 5 March 2006 (UTC)
Never mind about the talkpage, I logged in as Yeltensic, went into my preferences, and enabled the notification e-mail in case the old talkpage is edited, so it's covered now. With crap, Yeltensic (T C) 08:19, 5 March 2006 (UTC)
You've said that I can't have "Yeltensic" as my sig, as I did for a while, or have "I'm Yelt" in parentheses; would it be OK if I included in my sig a link to my Wikipedia userpage, without the word "Yeltensic" visibly included, in this way: With crap, Granola (T C)? I won't change it until you approve that suggestion (if you do). With crap, Yeltensic (T C) 03:57, 7 March 2006 (UTC)
I see that you have a mention of it on your user page as well as a userbox linking to Wikipedia. Those are both fine with me. (By the way, just thought I'd point out that (H*R/wiki-related) userboxes are allowed here.) But I don't think it's appropriate for your sig at this time. You need to stop focusing on your old name and work on making a new, better name for yourself here. Crapfully crappy, It's dot com 04:07, 7 March 2006 (UTC)
That sounds reas-ON-able. I'm pretty attached to the name Yeltensic, since I've been using it for quite some time before HRWiki, but it is my fault that the name is tainted here. Oh well. With crap, Yeltensic (T C) 04:11, 7 March 2006 (UTC)


I hate to butt in with that conversation, especially because I've been under fire for that recently, but I am sure that IP address is not him. Cheddarlebbon does not type in caps, for example. He also has several spelling errors in his sentences. I'm just putting this up, because I want to make sure he does not get the password. — Seriously (Talk) 20:57, 6 March 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for your concern. Don't worry though: Per our policy, I will not be resetting the account without some kind of proof. — It's dot com 21:05, 6 March 2006 (UTC)
groodGood. — Seriously (Talk) 21:07, 6 March 2006 (UTC)

My Userbox

Hey! Jerk! Why don't you stay offa my userpage and let me make my own userbox there! I didn't put it on the userbox list! It was isolated to my page! I really don't know what your deal is, but you need to get over it if it upset you that much. Maybe I should edit your page without asking you, huh? I think I can safely say that I was following the guidelines for my personal image. Now If you'll excuse me, I'm going to put it back up. No thank you very much, Republic of Stan Blah.

This discussion was originally continued at [[User talk:Republic of Stan → Userboxes]]. I had originally suspected him of being a sockpuppet of Drwho?, and that turned out to be correct.

Most of it?

Query: Why do you only own "most of" the figurine set 1? Don't use that old excuse of "oh, my dog ate Marzipan!" :p --Jay (Talk) 03:54, 8 March 2006 (UTC)

My friend gave me them for Christmas... except he apparently gave some of them to his brothers first. Hmm... Well, he did at least assure me that I got the best ones of the bunch. — It's dot com 04:10, 8 March 2006 (UTC)
Oookay. Which ones didn't you get? (Looks up at all fourteen Homestar Runner figures - from both sets - currently sitting above his computer.) --Jay (Talk) 04:12, 8 March 2006 (UTC)
Oh, I knew you would ask that, but I'm really comfy here on the couch right now. :) I know for sure I have Homestar and Strong Bad, and Pom Pom I think. I don't have The Cheat or the KOT. — It's dot com 04:15, 8 March 2006 (UTC)
KoT was the second set anyway. Sucks you wouldn't get The Cheat, though. --Jay (Talk) 04:16, 8 March 2006 (UTC)
Aren't you supposed to get those free when you buy stuff? Don't you have like every single DVD and CD ever. Like ever. Ok so at least all the H*R related ones...--Stux 17:25, 8 March 2006 (UTC)
Well, I got these years ago, back when you didn't get them free with everything. — It's dot com 17:42, 8 March 2006 (UTC)

Blocking durations

As a senior sysop and an admin here, if we are being trolled by someone, for how long he or she should be blocked. I know that known trolls like NSMC, Dr. Who and others are blocked forever, but what about small calibar trolls? Elcool (talk)(contribs) 18:53, 8 March 2006 (UTC)

It's pretty much a judgment call in almost all cases. For IP addresses, 1 to 3 days, depending on the severity of the vandalism. For really bad stuff, a week or so. If a vandal is obviously changing IPs within a narrow range, blocking the range X.X.X.0/24 (or 23) usually works. Users who make useful contributions should be reasoned with first if possible, not blocked. Accounts created for no purpose other than to vandalize should be blocked infinitely. Hope that helps! — It's dot com 19:13, 8 March 2006 (UTC)
Thank you very much. It sure will help! Elcool (talk)(contribs) 19:44, 8 March 2006 (UTC)

New sysops

Was there a sysop nomination? If so, I'm surprised that Lapper wasn't one. — Seriously (Talk) 22:34, 8 March 2006 (UTC)

Anyone who had made any edit since around the beginning of February was considered. Of the ones we took, they were each chosen not only because they are deserving but also to fill certain niches. As we say, we will add new sysops as our circumstances warrant, and this time circumstances warranted the number and specific users that we took. I can name a half dozen other users who will someday make excellent sysops, and anyone who was not chosen this time should not read into it negatively in any way. — It's dot com 22:58, 8 March 2006 (UTC)
When I posted the above, I couldn't say what I can say now: We were still considering some people, and some people simply don't check their email often enough! (Or they don't make their primary email available to the wiki, which is pretty much the same thing.) — It's dot com 05:24, 9 March 2006 (UTC)

Hey, It's dot com, I see you having a lot of new sysops. Does that mean there won't be any new sysops for a while? --Dacheatbot · Communicate 05:29, 9 March 2006 (UTC)

Yes, I believe the seven new sysops that we have just inducted are it for a while. We've always got our eyes open, though. Remember also that all users can be important users. I did some of my best stuff (including STUFF) before I was promoted. (It's kinda funny too... what a lot of people don't realize is that sysop = more headaches.) — It's dot com 05:48, 9 March 2006 (UTC)
So like how long? Because I signed on on Feb. 24th. --Dacheatbot · Communicate 05:51, 9 March 2006 (UTC)
It would be impossible to guess at this time, as there are just too many factors that go into it. — It's dot com 06:19, 9 March 2006 (UTC)

Ah, I missed something - is there a page that lists the new sysops? — Image:kskunk_fstandby.gif KieferSkunk (talk) — 22:14, 9 March 2006 (UTC)

Special:Listusers/sysop or HRWiki:A History#Later additions. — Lapper (talk) 22:16, 9 March 2006 (UTC)
Gotcha, thanks. — Image:kskunk_fstandby.gif KieferSkunk (talk) — 22:19, 9 March 2006 (UTC)

User groups

I have a question: I know what a sysop does, and I know what a beaurucrat does, but what do you get to do as a developer that nobody else can? I'm just wondering what it means it have the promotion. Thanks. — Seriously (Talk) 21:46, 10 March 2006 (UTC)

For those of you following along at home, I was technically made a bureaucrat and a developer on the same day. The only reason I wasn't added to the developer group in the wiki software is because there's a subtle difference between being a developer and being in the developer group. At the time I was made a developer, the wiki developer group was inactive. Since then, we reenabled it, and when we did, I was put in the group, even though for practical purposes I was already in it. Make sense? Okay, now that we have that out of the way: Bureaucrats can assign and unassign users to groups (usually to make sysops), and can also rename users. People in the developer group can lock and unlock the database. That originally was the only function available, but since then I have extended it somewhat using my developer abilities. And here's the distinction: a developer has direct access to the server and database. They can see server logs, view raw database data, and modify system software (to improve upon it). — It's dot com 22:24, 10 March 2006 (UTC)
And is there anything special about Joey Day's "proprietor" group? --DorianGray
No, it was created for purely narcissistic purposes (Joey's words, not mine). -- Tom 22:42, 10 March 2006 (UTC)
This is true. There is nothing special about the proprietor user group. I'm not usually one to be so narcissistic, but I thought it made some sense, and I did it mostly because I could. We've never been able to create custom user groups before MediaWiki 1.5, or I might've created a proprietor group a long time ago. Actually, in a way this is the opposite of narcissistic, as it allows for the possibility of others having proprietorship at some time in the future, and adds a layer of abstraction between myself and the title of proprietor. In the past, we've always linked directly to my user page in places where we mention the proprietor, but we should change all those places to link to the proprietor list. I'll get right on that. — wikisig.gif Joey (talk·edits) 23:26, 10 March 2006 (UTC)

Dr. Who Never Strikes Again

Ok. I've got to admit, somewhat grudgingly, that you caught me earlier. I AM in fact Dr. Who. But I really wasn't planning on using this account for vandalism. Yesterday after I attacked the fanstuff wiki I saw that I had hurt someone's feelings and I felt terrible when it put a personal face on what I'd done. I'm ready and willing to talk to you about why and how I did all of that trolling if you just give me this chance. Of course, I would understand if you banned me right away, but I'm asking you to give it a try. Sincerely, Taco Salad of My Dreams

I can't speak for all the other sysops, but I won't ban you if you're willing to talk civilly. The whole reason I posted on your talk page was to find out about you and talk to you. — It's dot com 02:33, 11 March 2006 (UTC)
Ok then, here goes. I believe the first trolling I ever did was under the name "you smell", where I added that phrase several times to the Characters page. I decided that it was funny that someone coming to learn would see that (yes, I know, very immature and stupid of me). That was the full extent that I knew of what I was doing. I later learned of the concept of wiki vandalism from Uncyclopedia. I have been using this wiki for years without knowing exactly how maintenance worked; when I did I became jealous of the sysops. I wished to make a name for myself here without doing years of work (rather like WoW, I was trying to gain infamy). My attacks became somewhat meaner as I went on, and I attacked users when I got tired of simply tampering with content. I started thinking of ways to justify it to myself, such as that injustice was being done to me over userboxes, or that my name alone had gotten me banned. I guess I saw it as a way to "break loose" because I am normally NOT a rude or confrontational person. I just stopped for two reasons: I was ashamed of myself, and I was inspired by the way Yeltensic had turned himself around. In any case, I am deeply sorry. The least I can do is tell you how I did the vandalism so that you can better protect against anything that might happen in the future.
I used two dynamic IP's: Safari and AOL. Aol has a set of three or four dynamic IP's that change within a narrow range from page to page. Safari's IP changes once every day, but it usually retains the first two segments (, and so on). I opened numerous windows at once and typed in my edits and (sigh) summeries. This way the vandalism was at a high speed. I hope at least me telling you this helps (or rather, that you won't need it). Taco Salad of My Dreams
I am willing to give you a chance. Several of your latest incarnations have actually showed some promise, and I hope you can build on that. Once again, I can't speak for all users and sysops, but in general we're a pretty forgiving bunch. I caution you that you will have to prove yourself (assuming others also give you a chance), and our collective patience with you might not be what it would be for a normal new user.
Thanks for the technical info (although I did already know that, by the way; that's how I was able to post on your talk page before you'd even made any real edits). — It's dot com 02:58, 11 March 2006 (UTC)

Message from Nikolce Kocovski

Greetings Dotty, how are you. I havn't spoken with you in a while. how have you been these couple of weeks? Nikolce Kocovski 11:32, 11 March 2006 (UTC)

Uhh Dotty, where are you, are you busy or something? Nikolce Kocovski 01:54, 22 March 2006 (UTC)
Hello, Nikolce. I'm fine, and I hope you're well. Yeah, life can be kind of hectic sometimes. But we gotta keep on tranglin'! — It's dot com 03:14, 22 March 2006 (UTC)


Who is your favorite H*R character?SPONGE 001 19:18, 11 March 2006 (UTC)


Thanks for that page move. As I saw the whole thing unfold on Recent changes, I thought "what the heck is he doing"? — Seriously (Talk) 02:54, 12 March 2006 (UTC)

No problem. Hey, do me a favor: Instead of pressing [edit] over on the right to start a new topic, please press the [ + ] (plus) button at the top of the page (in between the main edit button and the history button). (Or, at the very least, please clear the old subheading from the edit summary.) Thanks. — It's dot com 03:02, 12 March 2006 (UTC)

I always wondered what that button did. Cool, I'll try hard to remember to. — Seriously (Talk) 03:09, 12 March 2006 (UTC)

New special page

I've been seeing a lot of pages with the name Test being deleted, along with images. May I ask what going on? DBK! 03:59, 16 March 2006 (UTC)

We're testing something. -- Tom 06:26, 16 March 2006 (UTC)
What I meant was what are you testing. DBK! 11:51, 16 March 2006 (UTC)
It's a special page that has to do with image management. It's not ready yet, but when it is, it will be linked from an HRWiki page. — It's dot com 15:55, 16 March 2006 (UTC)
That's really, really cool. I've been waiting for something like that... A way to see who owns what image(s) quickly. This should certainly be helpful in managing 'em, eh? --DorianGray
Indeed. :) — It's dot com 05:45, 17 March 2006 (UTC)


I would like to request to have my user name changed from H*bad to something else, at the fanstuff wiki, how do I do that?--H*bad 03:56, 17 March 2006 (UTC)

If the name of our changing username page is any indication, I estimate it would be at HRFWiki:Changing username. — Lapper (talk) 13:28, 17 March 2006 (UTC)

IP Checking

There's been a fair amount of debate about accounts that seem to be all created by H*bad. Since we lack any ability to check for IP addresses, would you be able to see if the following accounts share the same IP?: H*bad, H*bad1, Darth Homestar Runner, Darth Homestar runner, Guyforerunner, Godzillarunner, Homestarrunner101, Running along. Any info you could get would be much combobulated. - Super Sam 01:04, 18 March 2006 (UTC)

They're the same (except I'm not sure about Guyforerunner). See also this discussion. — It's dot com 01:41, 18 March 2006 (UTC)
What in the world. My friend created H*bad1 at my house. Thats why he has the same IP address as mine, I believe. He called me up and told me that you guys are like people who want to put salt in an open wound. Why you do this to him? I will keep on fighting this little thing about H*bad1. I explained all of this cwap at My dark side--H*bad 05:52, 18 March 2006 (UTC)
Um... yeah. Okay. First of all, don't let people make accounts using your computer, and if you do, have them choose a different name from you. (That still doesn't explain all the other names, by the way.) But I don't really want to get into it here, as it has been discussed on other pages, like you point out. Super Sam simply asked me whether the IPs matched and I answered him. — It's dot com 06:02, 18 March 2006 (UTC)

MediaWiki Extensions

Cool, two headings in a row. Alrighty, I have two things to talk about. One - would you be able to post your source code for the extensions you wrote somewhere, such as here? Two - do you know how to add a tab from within an extension? I figured out how to do it by editing SkinTemplate.php, but is there any way to have the same effect through an extension? (I'm trying to add a purge tab next to watch/unwatch). - Super Sam 10:22, 18 March 2006 (UTC)

I do plan to publish the extensions I have written. They need a bit of polishing, standardizing, and commenting before I would post them in a public place, however. As for the tab thing, I'm guessing you want more of an add-on file rather than a patch in the original file? I'm not currently familiar enough with how the tabs are generated to be able to give you a good answer to that one, but I would be surprised if it could be done with a standalone extension. — It's dot com 10:37, 18 March 2006 (UTC)
Alrighty, thanks. - Super Sam 11:42, 18 March 2006 (UTC)
Here's a little way to add a purge button using your monobook.js that I came up with and Dot com fixed to actually work properly:
//Add purge cache button
 function addPurgeButton()
     var href = document.location.href;
         var historyHref = document.getElementById( "ca-history" ).firstChild.href;
         var div = document.getElementById( "p-cactions" );
         var ul = div.getElementsByTagName( "ul" )[0];
         var newLi = document.createElement( "li" );
         var newA = document.createElement( "a" );
         newA.setAttribute( "href" , historyHref.replace( "=history" , "=purge" ) );
         var text = document.createTextNode( "Purge" );
         newA.appendChild( text );
         newLi.appendChild( newA );
         ul.appendChild( newLi );
if ( window.addEventListener ) window.addEventListener( "load" , addPurgeButton , false );
else if ( window.attachEvent ) window.attachEvent( "onload", addPurgeButton );
Let us know how that works. -- Tom 19:04, 18 March 2006 (UTC)

Dr.... Who?

Who was Dr. Who? why did he/she get kicked off so many times? I am asking this because as I travel around this Wiki I saw alot about Dr. Who. Just curious, videlectrix.pngGrit7"Meh!"

See #Dr. Who Never Strikes Again. — It's dot com 03:37, 19 March 2006 (UTC)

Captcha on move page

I'd like to ask you a question, and if it's been asked before, I'm very sorry. I'd just like to ask what the purpose of applying a CAPTCHA to the Move Page over on the Fanstuff Wiki is. --Thatkidsam 23:49, 19 March 2006 (UTC)

It's to prevent a bot from being able to move pages as vandalism, and to discourage human vandals from doing the same. — It's dot com 23:53, 19 March 2006 (UTC)
If that's the case, why isn't it the same here? If I recall correctly (which is unlikely), this knowledge base has had more page-move vandalism than the Fanstuff. --Thatkidsam 00:01, 20 March 2006 (UTC)
Er... It is the same here. — It's dot com 00:05, 20 March 2006 (UTC)
Oh. I must be out of date then. Never mind. --Thatkidsam 00:14, 20 March 2006 (UTC)
Actually, it's not. Well, at least, it's not for me with my almighty sysoply privilages. Is it like that for ordinary users? --Jay (Talk) 03:20, 22 March 2006 (UTC)
Yeah, it is. I had to use it until a couple weeks ago when I was sysopped. Heimstern Läufer 03:26, 22 March 2006 (UTC)
Oh. Huh. I didn't even realize. That puts WoW in a whole new light of non-life. --Jay (Talk) 03:27, 22 March 2006 (UTC)

Grizzly Chomps

Hi It's dot com,

I had a question, and I'm not sure where else to put it. Can you explain why you didn't you think my "Grizzly chomps" fun fact in the Candy Product was a good one? I may be biased, but I think it applies pretty well. TBC have been known to reference old and obscure pop-culture items in the past, and I can't think of any other "pre-bitten" candy product sold in stores. I'd like to think they had this product in mind when they made the toon. You can even Google for it and read up on it.

Anyhow, I just wanted to know what my options were for debating this fact. Is this is something I could put in STUFF for debate? And if so, how?

The submission was:

  • The "built-in bite" shape of SBLOUNSKCHED! may refer to Grizzly Chomps, a Hostess-brand treat introduced in 1992. The package included two chocolate cupcakes with a bite-mark shape cut out of them, and the package bore a cartoon bear saying, "I start 'em, you finish 'em."
I removed it because the Grizzly Chomps are so old and obscure that any similarity to SBLOUNSKCHED is likely just a coincidence. None of the secondary details match, especially the reason for the bite. In the case of Grizzly Chomps, the bear helps you eat it for some reason, but Strong Bad calls the bite in his candy a security measure to deter others from eating it. I think that TBC independently thought it was funny to have a bite missing from the candy, and to suggest otherwise is too much speculation for my taste.
    That said, I am more than willing to help you set up a STUFF item. The relevant instructions are at HRWiki:STUFF/Newfact. You need to start at "2. The STUFF subpage". Hope that helps! — It's dot com 17:37, 22 March 2006 (UTC)
I went ahead and STUFF'd it for you. You can have the next one. :) — It's dot com 17:48, 22 March 2006 (UTC)
Thanks! I appreciate that. Compdude

Recent block

Looking at the Block list, I saw that you banned User:Fire Man. Are you sure you've got the right guy? Looking at his contribs he only made one edit and it wasn't anything bad. He seems like a perfectly fine user. I think he's innocent so you should unblock him. Any reason why you blocked him in the first place? NO!!! PLEASE... DON'T SHOOT!!! Tampo (T/C) AND SOMEONE GET THiS FREAKiN CURSOR AWAY FROM ME!!!!! 02:54, 23 March 2006 (UTC)

You are correct about the number and type of contribs for that account. I am unblocking it on a provisional basis. I remind whoever needs to hear it that vandalism and flagrant abuse of the wiki's policies will not be tolerated. — It's dot com 07:50, 24 March 2006 (UTC)

The Clamburger

Could you please mark Clamburger as a bot on the fanstuff? It's really cluttering Recent Changes. - Super Sam 13:20, 24 March 2006 (UTC)

Why are you asking me when Tom has already given you an answer on this one? If you want to appeal, you'll have to take it up with him. — It's dot com 16:03, 24 March 2006 (UTC)

Fanstuff Extensions

Can you please put the autocolumn and random Homsar quote extensions onto the Fanstuff? - Super Sam 12:41, 26 March 2006 (UTC)

Done. — It's dot com 04:11, 2 April 2006 (UTC)

Declaring War

Isn't there a rule against declaring war? Isn't that anti-Wiki? Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 07:12, 27 March 2006 (UTC)

I don't think anyone's ever enumerated a list here that specifically included "do not declare war," but I can say for sure that it's a very bad idea. — It's dot com 07:20, 27 March 2006 (UTC)
Indeed. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 07:26, 27 March 2006 (UTC)
*sigh* Yeah, that. If he keeps it confined to what he's already said, then I'm probably not going to worry about it too much (although I did have to remove some trolling (for those just passing by, note the difference between trolling and vandalism)), but if he actually moves the article against consensus or tries to escalate his "war" in any other way, there will be trains dropped. — It's dot com 07:34, 27 March 2006 (UTC)
I'm just glad I'm on your side. Trains are dangerous! Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 07:38, 27 March 2006 (UTC)
See, that's the thing. I hate that sides even have to be taken. I had hoped when I made this edit that we could reach a suitable compromise (which seems to be fine with everyone except him). *sigh* again. — It's dot com 07:45, 27 March 2006 (UTC)
Politics are inevitable. Take it from an old man. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 07:47, 27 March 2006 (UTC)
Heh. If you're older than me, I'll be surprised. I tried to find it in your user space but came up empty. — It's dot com 08:01, 27 March 2006 (UTC)
Hmm... I've just been informed that you are in fact older than me. Huh. Now I'm just the third-oldest user (that I know of). — It's dot com 08:06, 27 March 2006 (UTC)
So who's the oldest (or 2nd oldest, if it's me)? Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 18:36, 27 March 2006 (UTC)
Bill is in his early forties. — It's dot com 18:38, 27 March 2006 (UTC)
That makes me #2, and you #3 AFAWK. Interesting. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 18:47, 27 March 2006 (UTC)
I left a note on his talk page, and I think it knocked some sense into him. He's actually a good guy—assuming that he doesn't offend people so much anymore. Anyway, back to my wikivacation. Preeow. — Seriously (Talk) 00:14, 28 March 2006 (UTC)


Super Sam was going to ask you this, but he says he did not have enough time. There is a user by the name of Stinkobad1 on the Fansguff Wiki. He requests an IP address check to make sure there is not another feud, and another reason to hate H*Bad. ;) Thanks. — Seriously (Talk) 02:51, 1 April 2006 (UTC)

Um, please? I know you're on, and it's urgent...:( — Seriously (Talk) 23:46, 1 April 2006 (UTC)
I think I'd like Super Sam to ask his own questions. If he doesn't have the time, then it must not be that urgent. — It's dot com 02:28, 2 April 2006 (UTC)
Hooray! It's me! Anyway, could you please crosscheck the IP addresses of Stinkobad1, H*bad, and while you're at it, The thing? Many thanks. - Super Sam 03:35, 2 April 2006 (UTC)
None of those users coincide. — It's dot com 04:11, 2 April 2006 (UTC)

Flagrant System Error

Your userpage is pimp-ed out! How'd you get it like that? - Super Sam 03:22, 2 April 2006 (UTC)

Oops! You bwoke it! — It's dot com 03:31, 2 April 2006 (UTC)
Now that it's all over, you can tell me how you did it! Wheeeeeeee! - Super Sam 05:18, 2 April 2006 (UTC)
Er, well, I put special clauses in the PHP code itself (that actually builds each page) that suppressed the header and footer and changed the background to blue and the text to white for any page called "User:It's dot com". Then I just changed the text to the error message. — It's dot com 05:59, 2 April 2006 (UTC)

My editing a-broke

Hey. This is Seriously. For somereason, my account can't edit. An internal error keeps happening. I'm seeing if I can use this to edit...The thing is, though, is that everyone else is still editing. It's getting strange. Seriously (Talk | contribs) {{{2}}} (left unsigned)

What is the error? — It's dot com 03:41, 2 April 2006 (UTC)
I'll look into it and try to fix the problem. — It's dot com 04:11, 2 April 2006 (UTC)

'Tavi monobook

Look, 'Tavi is somehow halting the appear of my monobook.css. Is there anyway to make it so that there are styled links to, and other sites? Bluebry 04:21, 2 April 2006 (UTC)

Try editing the right page. --videlectrix.pngENUSY discussionitem_icon.gif user.gifmail_icon.gif 04:24, 2 April 2006 (UTC)
I wouldn't even bother doing that. — It's dot net 04:26, 2 April 2006 (UTC)
Okay. I'll do it, and you won't. ;-> (Ima try!) Bluebry 04:31, 2 April 2006 (UTC)
Actually, it's working, but, you may have another reason for telling me not to bother doing that. Bluebry 04:33, 2 April 2006 (UTC)
Who, me? — It's dot net 04:46, 2 April 2006 (UTC)

what happen to your userpage

Hey dotty, last time i checked your userpage, there was the blue fragment erroe page, what happen? Nikolce Kocovski 05:55, 2 April 2006 (UTC)

Well, 'twas an April Fool's joke. See Flagrant System Error above. (By the way, I'm really not very keen on "dotty", just so you know. See the top of my (working) user page.) — It's dot com 05:59, 2 April 2006 (UTC)

OOO i'm sorry, i'll just call youi dot com then, if you like?

"It's dot com". Or "Dot com". Either one, really. They both fit. — It's dot com 06:37, 2 April 2006 (UTC)


I just thought I'd thank you for unblocking me. Sorry about that joke, I guess I'm just way different than everyone else here. What I did was still kind of disruptive, though, sorry. Darth Katana X (discussionitem_icon.gif user.gif mail_icon.gif)

IP check

Can you please do me a favor? I need you to check if Crusaders IP is Please answer as soon as you can.--H*bad 22:15, 3 April 2006 (UTC)

Access to that information is restricted, and unfortunately it's above your paygrade. Sorry. — It's dot com 22:35, 3 April 2006 (UTC)
I need to know, because I believe that he trolled the Funny Stuff in which he is on. Come to the Funny Wiki and tell me there please?--H*bad 00:36, 4 April 2006 (UTC)

Theme song

There's some sort of unwritten rule that I live my life by: Every awesome person, by default, needs a theme song. Yes, you heard me right, a theme song. Why don't you try a song already titled after you: Dot Com. (Just to note, we still need one for Abdi. ;)) - KookykmanImage:kookysig.gif(t)(c)(r)

My bro

Is it ok if my brother creates a user on here. This is so you guys don't think that I am creating sockpuppets. He is also wanting the User:lil H*bad.--H*bad 22:26, 4 April 2006 (UTC)

He should not have that name. Have him pick something original. — It's dot com 17:13, 5 April 2006 (UTC)
He said "The cheatman". Would that be fine? Just you know FYI.--H*bad 20:41, 5 April 2006 (UTC)


Hey there Dot com, I just have a question about my userboxes. When I try to make it align to the left side, it only goes to the right. Then, when I put it in my about me section, it goes above my text so it looks weird. Do you know what to do? DBK! 04:26, 7 April 2006 (UTC)

I tweaked it a bit, removing divs in certain spots and putting in some in other places. It was mostly trial and error, though. Maybe that will get you started. (I can't really say that all the scroll boxes make your page especially easy to read, but that's just my opinion.) — It's dot com 04:38, 7 April 2006 (UTC)
Yeah I realized that, I was pretty much experimenting with that stuff before. I got rid of some and just kept scroll buttons on the lists in my page, like my favorite music and cool users. Any way I was just curious why it wasn't aligning to the right, and now I'll experiment more. Thanks! DBK! 04:41, 7 April 2006 (UTC)
No probalo! :) — It's dot com 05:04, 7 April 2006 (UTC)


Hello. Is there any way to put the TaviStyle skin as a choosable skin on the Fanstuff Wiki? Thank you. --Thatkidsam 14:33, 8 April 2006 (UTC)


Hey Dot comster. Can you check this email I sent you real quick? Thanks. — Seriously (Talk) 00:53, 9 April 2006 (UTC)

I saw that. Why don't you ask a fanstuffer to send that for you. Better yet, use the fanstuff's email features to send it to him. By the way, what happened to pressing the [+] button at the top for new topics? — It's dot com 00:57, 9 April 2006 (UTC)
Sorry, forgot about that. I'll try to be better (though it doesn't really matter anymore, I'm just here for the email). I tried emailing it to him, but he doesn't have an email address in his preferences. I'll copy the sent email and send it to someone. Sorry for all the trouble. — Seriously (Talk) 01:00, 9 April 2006 (UTC)
Wait, I can't. Since I did it from the wiki and not from Gmail, I can't cut and paste from any source. Looks like you're stuck with the burden. Once again, sorry for all the trouble. — Seriously (Talk) 01:01, 9 April 2006 (UTC)

[[Wikipedia: Extension]]

I'm not sure whether you made the extension that lets you link directly to Wikipedia articles using the [[Wikipedia:Article]] syntax, but if you did, can you share it? I'd like to use it on my own wiki. If you didn't, do you happen to know who did or where it's available? Thanks. --Soapergem Talk.png Contrib.png 06:59, 9 April 2006 (UTC)

That's a standard feature of every MediaWiki install. See Meta:Help:Interwiki linking for more information. -- Tom 07:47, 9 April 2006 (UTC)

Sockpuppet vandels

They might just have the same IP. Maybe not the same peson. --TheThin 21:08, 11 April 2006 (UTC)

There are only a few ways that could be true, The Thing, and that's been taken into account, I'm sure. With only a few exceptions, if it's the same IP it's the same user. That's just how they work. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 21:14, 11 April 2006 (UTC)


Do you use a special page to find the IPs? --TheThin 21:57, 11 April 2006 (UTC)

Oh, I got special pages all right, The thing. I'm like, Discount Special Pages Warehouse over here. Some of my special pages are of such significance that they can't be shown in anything but WIDESCREEEEEEEEEEEEN. Left side: WOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAH! Right side... — It's dot com 22:06, 11 April 2006 (UTC)


If I wanted to program a WikiBot, would it be HAVE to be in PHP, Python, or MySQL? Bluebry 22:27, 11 April 2006 (UTC)

Well, I'm pretty sure the answer there is yes in most cases, it's moot if you want to use one here. Only developers can run Wikibots. - KookykmanImage:kookysig.gif(t)(c)(r)
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