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This is actually [[User:Cow Puncher|Cow Puncher]]. Could you talk to him about creating multiple accounts and spamming, he doesn't seem to listen to me. {{User:Sam the Man/sig}} 02:08, 22 December 2007 (UTC)
This is actually [[User:Cow Puncher|Cow Puncher]]. Could you talk to him about creating multiple accounts and spamming, he doesn't seem to listen to me. {{User:Sam the Man/sig}} 02:08, 22 December 2007 (UTC)
:(God, how long do I have to say this?) I have a chain of losing my password and not entering an email >:@
:(God, how long do I have to say this?) I have a chain of losing my password and not entering an email >:@
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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)
Fanstuff
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
(more)
This is not Homestar Related But...
THEY CANCELED ARRESTED DEVLOPMENT! (more) (16 November 2005)
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)
Whoa!
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)
hAcKEr
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)
Finals
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

Brilliance
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)
Awesome
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)
Sysop
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
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)
ParserFunctions
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)
Yay!
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

Thundercolor
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)
Kels
(more)
Signature
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)
Archives.org
So what exactly is this archives.org that people keep retrieving treasures from? (more) (29 September 2005)
From Nikolce Kocovski
(more)
Greetings
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)
Meaning
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)
Trolls?
i have a question for you, whats a troll? (more) (11 December 2005)
Chaps
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)
Userboxes?
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)
Forum
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)
Hmm
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)
G'bye
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)
18,000 views
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)
Documentary
Thanks for that page move. (more) (12 March 2006)
H*bad
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)
Thanks!
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)
Email
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)
Archives
I've already archived before. Maybe I will again someday. (more) (9 June 2006)
Hi
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)
Rangers
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
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)
Sabotage?
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)
Block
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)
Confounded
I'm leaving you a message cuz I was noticing this user's contributions and they seemed strange... at best. (more) (9 November 2005)
NSMC
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)
IP
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)
help!
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)
trolling
User:18593095NSMC90531234 wasn't trolling. (more) (3 February 2006)
seriosly
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)
ciberdude444
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)
Vandalism
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)
WikiTroll
Why don't you want me editing that page? (more) (5 March 2006)
Granola
Why did you delete my old userpage? (more) (5 March 2006)
Cheddarlebbon
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)
IP
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)
Sockpuppetness
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)
Unblock
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)
Tampo
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)
WHAT THE HECK!!!
WHAT THE HECK IT'S NOT LETING ME PUT ANY FREAKING USERBOXES ON MY PAGE IT KEEPS TELLING ME TO READ MY MAIL AND USE SHOW PREVIEW BUT I ALREADY READ MY FREAKING MAIL AND I'M USING SHOW PREVIEW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (more) (20 April 2008)

The System Is Down

Technical help
(more)
How to add images
(more)
How to revert a page
(more)
Where to link characters
(more)
How to make the vertical line to appear
(more)
Blockquote
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
(more)
IRC channel
(more)
Help creating welcome template?
(more)
E-mail this User
(more)
Sig
Start by typing four tildes (~~~~). (more)
New Page
Hey do you know how to make a new article? (more)
Thermometer
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
(more)
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)
Error
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)
Offline
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)
CAPTCHA
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)
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. (more) (7 April 2006)
TaviStyle
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)
WikiBot
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)
Idea'd
I believe that the fanstuff wiki should be able to use the Tavi style for our skin. (more) (21 May 2006)
Contribs
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)
Special:Countedits
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)
Randomizer
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)
Autopipe/Autodirect
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
(more)
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
(more)
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 24.151.40.232? 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)
Stinkopuppet
Could you please crosscheck the IP addresses of Stinkobad1, H*bad, and while you're at it, The thing? (more) (1 April 2006)
65.167.69.XX
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)
WikiTroll
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)
DVDs
(more)
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)
WOW
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)
Reynold
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)
Hyphen?!
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)
Oz
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)
Opinion
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)
Reminder
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
Sorry about re-making those User_talk:Drwho? pages. (more) (31 January 2006)
Babel
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)
Recap
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)
Paradoxes
So which came first? The chicken, or the egg? (more) (20 February 2006)
Autocolumn
Btw, I wanted to say excellent work on the autocolunm feature. (more) (21 February 2006)
Flashforward
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)
Poughwhatsie?
"Poughkeepsie" is the destination in Homestar's word problem about trains entering tunnels. (more) (2 May 2006)
Patrolling
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)
Thatkidsysop
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)
poll
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)
Sorry
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)
replacement
I was wondering, why did you make a subpage that is almost identical to replacement? (more) (7 June 2007)
Order!
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)
Seriously
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)
Favicon
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)

Trogdor!

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).
Sincerely,
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! 24.18.208.18 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)

Whoa!

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 o'Lantern (Haunt) 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)

If I may throw in my own perspective on this, "with great power comes great responsibility." From what I've observed, being a sysop means making a lot of tough judgement calls, speaking nicely to people when you'd rather not, getting blamed for just about anything that goes wrong (real or perceived) and a lot of really hard work. Given all that, I'm not really clear on why someone would want that job so much, but I have nothing but admiration for the people who do it. Point7Q 01:37, 5 May 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)

CAPTCHA

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 gmail.com (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 splling....it'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)


G'bye

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 o'Lantern (Haunt) 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 o'Lantern (Haunt) 23:32, 29 January 2006 (UTC)
Got it. Reluctantly. Seriously (Talk) 00:16, 30 January 2006 (UTC)

Sorry

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)

trolling

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)

seriosly

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

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)

Babel

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)

ciberdude444

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)

  • 24.77.42.48 has created an account as A fweakin' chair
  • 24.77.42.48 has created an account as Reverted
  • 24.77.42.48 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)

Recap

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)

Userboxes?

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)

Paradoxes

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)

18,000 views

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)

Autocolumn

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 new...at 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 o'Lantern (Haunt) 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 o'Lantern (Haunt) 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 o'Lantern (Haunt) 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)

Vandalism

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 o'Lantern (Haunt) 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)

Flashforward

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)

WikiTroll

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)

Granola

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)

Cheddarlebbon

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 o'Lantern (Haunt) 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 o'Lantern (Haunt) 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 o'Lantern (Haunt) 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 (75.123.12.32, 75.123.32.34.... 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)

SPONGE 001

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

Documentary

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)

H*bad

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 o'Lantern (Haunt) 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 o'Lantern (Haunt) 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

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? 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)

Stinkopuppet

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 homestarrunner.com, 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)

Thanks!

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 69.160.0.227. 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)

Userboxes

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)

TaviStyle

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)

Hello? --Thatkidsam 22:50, 12 April 2006 (UTC)
I'm not ignoring you. TaviStyle will be included when we upgrade to 1.6 soon. Until then, we've frozen changes to the software so that we have a correct frame of reference. — It's dot com 22:52, 12 April 2006 (UTC)
Oh, okay. Thank you. (I just wanted to know when it will be uploaded.) --Thatkidsam 23:14, 12 April 2006 (UTC)
Any chance we could get a version we could use on Wikipedia? Or one that I could at least install on the test Wiki I've got on my PC? — User:ACupOfCoffee@ 04:35, 27 April 2006 (UTC)

Email

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)

IP

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)
What do you use? --TheThin 22:53, 11 April 2006 (UTC)
I've got ones on this wiki. The fanstuff wiki. Even wikis we've just made up! How can I make these pages any cooler? Just ask for me, the guy that works here at the special page place. — It's dot com 23:50, 11 April 2006 (UTC)

Question

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)
While that's true, Kookykman, he might asking in general. Sorry, Bluebry. I'm not the one to ask about bots. You might try Joey, Tom, Phlip, or even others. I'm much more content to hack the software from the inside rather than use a bot from the outside. — It's dot com 22:42, 11 April 2006 (UTC)
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, ie exactly as if you were editing it by hand, just automated. So any language that you can use to access the net you could theoretically use to write a bot. However since many languages have packages to simplify HTTP, these languages would be easier to use, and some languages (like Python) even have pre-built wikibot frameworks for you to work off. But this doesn't say you can't go and write your wikibot in pretty much any language – it's simply a matter of how hard it is to write. Python is a simple-to-learn language anyways. I doubt you would ever write a bot that used PHP, and rarely would you write one that used MySQL. And of course if you prefer to work with socket and connect in C, there's nothing stopping you from doing that either... it would just be extremely tedious to write. --phlip TC 23:23, 11 April 2006 (UTC)
Now, I'm still new to programing, but I heard C. Would C be anything like C++? And I don't want to hear anything about developer status either. Bluebry 23:52, 11 April 2006 (UTC)

Dangeresque change

(First off I'm new here so I don't know if I'm doing this right. Just so you know)

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)"

Not notable? This is homestarwiki! You've got an entire page on the battle of strongbadia, despite the fact that it only applies to one email. And allow me to quote some other character pages...

Homestar: "Though he lacks a visible pair of arms, he is still able to function as though he has them, being able to carry and throw things and even type proficiently. It's generally accepted that either he does have arms, but for reasons that are never explained, they are invisible, or that he has limited telekinetic powers. "

Bubs: "His facial configuration is puzzling; in Pumpkin Carve-nival, he appears to have a safety pin stuck through his face above an internal ear."

Marsipan: "Like Homestar, Marzipan has no visible arms, though she is able to interact with the world as though she did, being able to pick up and move objects, and even play a guitar. It is generally accepted that either her arms are invisible, or that she has limited telekinetic powers."

Strong Bad:"He has boxing gloves for hands (that always have square window reflections on them, no matter where he is), and a lucha libre mask for a head [...] Strong Bad may also have a Homestar-like telekinesis"

Um...so yeah. I'm not mad or anything. I just wanted to point out that dangeresque's floating glasses can probably be considered significant if all this other stuff is on the site. (Hey, you could even tie it in with Strong Bad's rumored telekinesis, right?)

In conclusion, sorry this comment was so long. I guess I'll check back on this page later to see if you offer a counter-argument. Thanks for reading!

First of all, let me say thank you for taking the time to write such a lengthy comment. Why not take a second and create an account? I agree with you that Dangeresque's glasses do not seem to have anything supporting them (although I suppose one could argue that they are held to his face by tension or even glue). My main problem with noting it on the Dangeresque page is that it really breaks up the flow of that sentence (which is based largely on the Dangeresque theme). In addition, the information isn't really that central to the character; it's more like TBC just worked in the glasses as best they could given the features of Strong Bad's head. I'm not suggesting that we not note the information anywhere. Perhaps you could put it in the list of references to other apparently invisible body parts. Again, thanks for your note, and welcome to the wiki! — It's dot com 03:07, 13 April 2006 (UTC)

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. That discussion was archived, so it should link to Talk:Strong Bad Email/Archive#New email format... instead. See ya! Has Matt? (talk) 13:20, 15 April 2006 (UTC)

I need some help

Hey there its dot com, how are you, how;s easter in america(if you celebrate it?)?

I need to ask you something, do you happen to know any Homestar runner wikipedias that are star wars fans?

by the way, happy easter

Nikolce Kocovski 01:35, 16 April 2006 (UTC)

A quick search in the user and user talk namespaces turns up a number of users who may be fans of Star Wars. Hope this helps. — wikisig.gif Joey (talk·edits) 02:05, 16 April 2006 (UTC)

Just a little hello

Hey there, It's dot com. Homsarroks here. I just wanted to drop by and say hey and that you're cool.

Image:Homsar-in-motion.gifhr.pngΨHomsarΨroksΨImage:kookysig.gifImage:Cheat-shrug-tiny.gif 13:32, 16 April 2006 (UTC)

P.S. Just out of curiosity, why did you revert my edits on the HR Wiki article on wikipedia? I tried to include the most important users on the wiki there (e.g. you, Tom, BazookaJoe, Some H*R Themed Username, etc.) and put accurate descriptions on what you did there. I'm not mad or anything, just a bit confused. Get back to me when you can.

P.P.S. I left this message on your account on Wikipedia first, but I decided to put it on both your accounts so that you might get it sooner.

See yas!

Actually, you didn't include BazookaJoe. I put him in shortly before removing the list. The reason I took it out is that it's so subjective. What makes a user notable? That list could have easily been four times as long. I decided that it would be better not to have it at all. As something of a compromise, I inserted a link that pointed to the list of sysops (even though I know that not all of the sysops are active). — It's dot com 21:20, 16 April 2006 (UTC)

Okay, I can understand that. THanks for the reply.--Image:Homsar-in-motion.gifhr.pngΨHomsarΨroksΨImage:kookysig.gifImage:Cheat-shrug-tiny.gif 22:07, 16 April 2006 (UTC)

We need the "Recent Changes" notice to be at the top of every page.

Yeah. Not everybody checks that. --Da M-izz-uTizzalk 19:13, 18 April 2006 (UTC)

Why do you need a sitenotice? People who don't check the recent changes just won't find out. — It's dot com 19:16, 18 April 2006 (UTC)
So it's not really that big of a deal? --Da M-izz-uTizzalk 19:18, 18 April 2006 (UTC)
Personally, I'd recommend putting the notice, or something like it, on the Main Page. This is big news, and there are a lot of fans who may not find out because they don't have accounts, don't check their user pages, Watchlist or Recent Changes, etc. — Image:kskunk_fstandby.gif KieferSkunk (talk) — 19:22, 18 April 2006 (UTC)
Yeah. --Da M-izz-uTizzalk 19:48, 18 April 2006 (UTC)
People who visit the wiki on such an informal basis as you describe are not likely to have the same feelings towards the situation as regular and power users like us. These types of users are the ones the current message is directed towards. We've added it to the historical record of events, but we will not add it to the current updates if The Brothers Chaps don't mention it on H*R.com. The general community can find out through the Don Chapman article, as well as various other mentions throughout several articles. Death is a touchy subject, especially when it effects our heroes. The Admins are treating this with the utmost discretion, please respect our decisions and the feelings of the Chapman family. Thanks. -- Tom 19:58, 18 April 2006 (UTC)

hAcKEr

Why did you write hAcKEr in binary in your User Box? Oh well... You don't have to answer. By the way, people say your cool. I guess I agree. Steve 22:01, 22 April 2006

I wrote hAcKEr, eh Steve? Heh, that's been there for months, and to the best of my knowledge you're the first one to decode it. (If you're not the first to decode it, then you're certainly the first to say anything.) I write extensions and make changes to the MediaWiki software at the source-code level, which is called hacking. I am a MediaWiki hacker for this wiki. Thanks for noticing and posting! Talk atcha later! — It's dot com 03:12, 23 April 2006 (UTC)

Special Pages

Can only Sysops edit Special Pages? ----Dacheatbot · Communicate 00:46, 24 April 2006 (UTC)

Generally, pages listed as Special pages are ones that are protected or generated by the wiki. As such, they are not editable by the common user, or by anyone. What makes a page uneditable to a common user like you or I is the protect template. See the image on the Main Page for an example, no edits can be made to it by someone lower than sysop. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 00:50, 24 April 2006 (UTC)
I understand, but how did someone add the template to recent changes? --01:06, 24 April 2006 (UTC)--Dacheatbot · Communicate
The text on most special pages (including the recent changes page) is handled by pages in the MediaWiki namespace. And yes, only sysops can edit these pages. The text in the message at the top of the recent changes, watchlists, and login screen is sub-controlled by a template ({{recentchangesnotice}}) that we placed on the relevant MediaWiki pages. — It's dot com 01:34, 24 April 2006 (UTC)

Appropriate Username

I have a question about the user Old timey Strong Bad. Is that username appropriate, because I think it isn't really due to the similarity to Old-Timey Strong Bad. Lopp3 (Talk | contribs) 21:35, 26 April 2006 (left unsigned)

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. — It's dot com 21:40, 26 April 2006 (UTC)

Username Change

If at all possible, please get around to changing my username. I left two notes on the HRWiki:Changing username page, but I still haven't had my name changed after a few days. · · T2|Things 14:32, 27 April 2006 (UTC)

You left your first request for a username change at 00:11, 27 April 2006 (UTC), fourteen hours and twenty-one minutes before posting your note here. You left your second request for a username change at 12:37, 27 April 2006 (UTC), only twelve hours and sixteen minutes after your first request. It has not even been one day, let alone a "few days." Please be patient. -- Tom 21:38, 27 April 2006 (UTC)

65.167.69.XX

Hey, I did a little investigation. This IP range is notorious. I found blocks on it back to November, and comments that it is probably WoW. I know we gotta be reluctant to block a range, but I wanted to call your attention to this particular case. Take a look at the Block Log for the last 6 months to see what I am saying. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 13:41, 1 May 2006 (UTC)

Poughwhatsie?

Actually, that's what I thought when that addition showed up a few days ago. It seemed like completely random trivia until I looked down at the context; "Poughkeepsie" is the destination in Homestar's word problem about trains entering tunnels. I guess this addition was an attempt to explain its significance (otherwise, why should two guys in Atlanta choose it aside from the funny-sounding name?). But if it's reinstated, it would need some rewrite to explain that (so the reader doesn't have to do the same thing I did). —AbdiViklas 05:07, 2 May 2006 (UTC)

Meh, I don't see the point of including all that info, especially if there's any kind of link that can be clicked. It's barely mentioned in the toon. — It's dot com 05:13, 2 May 2006 (UTC)

Patrolling

Perhaps you can clear something up for me? Are all users allowed/encouraged to patroll recent changes, or only those who have committed to the official "recent changes patrol"? Point7Q 03:07, 5 May 2006 (UTC)

It's not necessary to sign up (although it's nice to know who has committed to the work). I never patrol an edit unless I am pretty sure of (1) the overall content of the article, (2) the intent of the editor, and (3) whether or not the edit is good for the article. (Vandal edits still get marked as patrolled, but the article is immediately reverted. Likewise, edits that add incorrect information are either reverted or reworked as the situation warrants. By marking an edit as patrolled, I am saying either that an edit was good or that I'll fix it.) Hope that helps! — It's dot com 03:16, 5 May 2006 (UTC)
It does. Someday I may sign up for the patrol, but I think I want to observe for a while first. I'm still really new at determining the validity of edits, as my [recent adventure] with STUFF demonstrates. Point7Q 03:21, 5 May 2006 (UTC)

As you might have already noticed, I have finally joined up. However, patrolling has brought a new question: What standards do you use for the Talk pages? I assume they still need to be patrolled, but is that just to watch for cursing, flaming and the like? - Point7Q 03:35, 23 November 2006 (UTC)

Even more recent block

I was wondering about the IP address you just blocked. I looked at his contributions, and his vandalism wasn't much. At least it didn't deserve a month-long block, in my opinion. So why did you blcok him for that long? Also, how did you know he was using the computer system at that school? Quizzical in someplace beginning with Q, — Seriously (Talk) 20:09, 5 May 2006 (UTC)

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. Rest assured that I know exactly what I'm doing and have discussed matters with other admins. — It's dot com 20:49, 5 May 2006 (UTC)
Sorry. I wasn't trying to question your authority. I know well enough through my experience here that you have some of the best judgment I've ever seen. I would never question your actions. If you took it seriously, I apologize. — Seriously (Talk) 20:53, 5 May 2006 (UTC)

Recent change of the template that says "do not create this page"

Absolutely brilliant. I had tried to edit the weather in london before, and it had the normal template. Now it's completely redone, including hatred by Strong Bad. Dot com, you truly do rock. — Seriously (Talk) 01:03, 6 May 2006 (UTC)

Oh, now I get it. There's a template for each one. Both are really funny, actually. Great job. — Seriously (Talk) 01:05, 6 May 2006 (UTC)

Expanded basic cable

Hi. Master Chief has this friend and Masterchief always goes to his house. Yesterday i went to his house and When I went on this site, I saw that he had the same IP as me. So when Master Chief went to his friend's house he created sockpuppets and vandalized the wiki. Now he isn't Master Chief's friend anymore because they got into some fight. NO!!! PLEASE... DON'T SHOOT!!! Tampo (T/C) AND SOMEONE GET THiS FREAKiN CURSOR AWAY FROM ME!!!!! 21:49, 17 May 2006 (UTC)

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. — It's dot com 22:05, 17 May 2006 (UTC)
WHAT?!?! I didn't type that! It was probaly My brother or my cousin because I left myself logged on when I had to answer the phone. NO!!! PLEASE... DON'T SHOOT!!! Tampo (T/C) AND SOMEONE GET THiS FREAKiN CURSOR AWAY FROM ME!!!!! 22:54, 17 May 2006 (UTC)
Sure. Please see my above reply, and treble it. — It's dot com 23:05, 17 May 2006 (UTC)
Is the rule about, "my (Some family member) did this" not allowed here as well.--H*bad 23:47, 17 May 2006 (UTC)
It isn't a rule per se, but without proof it is sure looked at with skepticism here. — It's dot com 00:15, 18 May 2006 (UTC)

Checking IPs

I know I can't check them on here, but I was wondering were you go to check who has what IP.--H*bad 21:33, 18 May 2006 (UTC)

There are around half a dozen ways, none of which I'm going to elaborate on here. If you look through the MediaWiki documentation, it might give you some insights. — It's dot com 21:37, 18 May 2006 (UTC)
What is the link in the special pages that let me check Ip addresses. (The reason for my asking is because of my wiki.) The thing that I know that if I go there here, I will just get an error.--H*bad 16:00, 20 May 2006 (UTC)
If you installed your wiki yourself, then you already have the access necessary to check IPs. If it's a wiki-in-a-can, then it's likely that you don't have the extensions installed that you would need for that. Again, check your documentation. — It's dot com 16:04, 20 May 2006 (UTC)

Dot com & Tom

Do both of you guys live in New York, as both of you were at a Yankees game? 72.150.230.125 01:40, 19 May 2006 (UTC)

No, I'm from Texas (see my user page for more info). The cap I have on is the official hat of the Texas Rangers Baseball Club. I was in the Tri-State area for three games that particular week: starting with Mets–Phillies (in Philadelphia), then Yankees–A's (pictured), and finishing with Rangers–Yankees (which I am pleased to report Texas won, 4–2). — It's dot com 01:50, 19 May 2006 (UTC)
Wow, so you were right near me and I didn't know it. (I'm about 45 minutes or so west of Philly with good traffic.) You shoulda stopped by. ;)
Also, I jus' have to say it, coz you know someone's thinking it: as one collective entity, you make It's Dot Tom. =3 --DorianGray
You see, Dorian? That joke was already thought of on IRC. Why won't you log there some time? Elcool (talk)(contribs) 05:19, 19 May 2006 (UTC)

Thank you

Thank you very much. I don't appreciate being spoken about, especially when it was way back when. I've been thinking for a long time about how truly ungrateful he is, and it seems he's lost his privilege. Thanks so much. — Seriously (Talk) 18:54, 20 May 2006 (UTC)

Do you think he'll go crazy like last time? Do you think he'll make tons of sockpuppets? Is he immature enought o retaliate like this every time he gets blocked? {shudders} — Seriously (Talk) 19:10, 20 May 2006 (UTC)
Meh, I don't really care that much. — It's dot com 19:15, 20 May 2006 (UTC)
Yeah, I don't think many people care at all. I suppose we can just revert it again and again. It's not even like he's doing much inconvenience. — Seriously (Talk) 19:17, 20 May 2006 (UTC)

IP address change

My Ip I think has changed. I need you to check my Ip address and tell me what it is. If I am right then my Ip address has changed for some reason.--H*bad 19:21, 20 May 2006 (UTC)

To check your IP, just log out. It will tell you your IP where your username usually is. If it doesn't show it there, then edit the sandbox and check the history. — It's dot com 19:25, 20 May 2006 (UTC)

Am I allowed to say what it is?--H*bad 19:29, 20 May 2006 (UTC)

Um, if you want to. Some people try to protect that kind of info. (It won't be news to me, though.) — It's dot com 19:33, 20 May 2006 (UTC)
Here is the difference, this is my now 68.184.181.214, and here is what it was, 66.169.190.116. What is up with that?-H*Bad
Those IPs are both used by the ISP in your area. Speaking of, are you a Rangers, Mavs, or Cowboys fan? — It's dot com 19:41, 20 May 2006 (UTC)
Mavs fan. I also love the rangers. Do you happen live in the Dallas/ fort worth area?--H*bad 19:43, 20 May 2006 (UTC)
No, but I do live in Texas. (I did live in Mesquite and work in Plano for a summer, though.) — It's dot com 19:51, 20 May 2006 (UTC)
Hey, maybe we will run into each other at like a mavs or rangers game. I'll hear your name and look over and see you. Wouldn't that be nice?--H*bad 19:59, 20 May 2006 (UTC)
That'd be cool. I'm planning on going to the one about a week from now (Sunday night). You can see what I look like (in a Rangers cap even) in the photo on my user page. — It's dot com 20:03, 20 May 2006 (UTC)
There is a major problem though, I kind of told my parents that I know everyone here from school, so I can't say hi to you.--H*bad 20:10, 20 May 2006 (UTC)
That's okay. Although I traditionally wear my Homestar running shirt to ballgames, so that other H*R fans can spot me. — It's dot com 20:18, 20 May 2006 (UTC)
Although, I could make up a story that would make it ok for me to be talking to you.--H*bad 20:21, 20 May 2006 (UTC)

Idea'd

I have thought of something, that I think that needs changing. I believe that the fanstuff wiki should be able to use the Tavi style for our skin. Can that be arranged?--H*bad 15:32, 21 May 2006 (UTC)

Well, is there a way to put it in a monobook? --TheThin 15:34, 21 May 2006 (UTC)
I was talking about a way to have it as a seperate option.--H*bad 15:37, 21 May 2006 (UTC)
I know. --TheThin 15:39, 21 May 2006 (UTC)
See above. --phlip TC 15:50, 21 May 2006 (UTC)
Wait we haven't upgraded yet??--H*bad 15:55, 21 May 2006 (UTC)

User page

Are we allowed to have Wikipedia links on our userpages? AlliterativeAssociate 18:25, 22 May 2006 (UTC)

Oh, yes. Check my page for a lot of them. --DorianGray
See also HRWiki:User space for restrictions and conditions. — It's dot com 18:30, 22 May 2006 (UTC)
OK, thanks. I wasn't sure if maybe it causes a problem, like there being offensive content on Wikipedia articles (vandalism or not) that HRWiki can't do anything about. Well then, going to add my links... AlliterativeAssociate 18:34, 22 May 2006 (UTC)

Contribs

Do you think you could add the 'ctrbs' extension to the Fanstuff Wiki's recent changes? It'd make my job there a little easier. Thanks in advance. - Joshua 17:51, 23 May 2006 (UTC)

That is standard in 1.6 (where it will be spelled 'contribs', incidentally). I recognize that it's taking us longer than we originally anticipated to make the upgrade. Don't give up hope of its happening, though. — It's dot com 18:01, 23 May 2006 (UTC)
You added it here... is it difficult to implement? - Joshua 18:42, 23 May 2006 (UTC)
Yes, it involves making changes in about six spots of existing code. It's not just like adding an extension. If we don't upgrade real soon, then I'll see about making an exception to our lockout of changes to 1.5. — It's dot com 18:48, 23 May 2006 (UTC)

Troll sockpuppet

Could you please not be so quick to assume that's what I am? Chris/Yeltensic/Granola has relatives just like everyone else. AlliterativeAssociate 18:51, 23 May 2006 (UTC)

Should I..

..remove the vandalism thing from Darth's userpage? Or should I wait for him to do that or what? AlliterativeAssociate 23:02, 23 May 2006 (UTC)

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. Is there a broken link, or is the problem at my end? Point7Q 14:04, 24 May 2006 (UTC)

To clarify, the link found at H*R.com updates 2002#Tuesday, February 26, 2002 for Where's The Cheat? doesn't work, but the one at Toons#Big Toons does? What's really odd is that the error you're receiving is MediaWiki:Nogomatch, which I thought was only shown when there's no exact match for a search done with the "Go" button. Is that the message you're seeing? -- Tom 14:15, 24 May 2006 (UTC)
The closest I came to duplicating this problem is to type "Where's The Cheat" (without a question mark) in the search box. It also gives a similar error if you type "Where's The Cheat?" (with or without the question mark) in the URL. I'm going to make a redirect to fix those two things, but otherwise I can't recreate the problem as described. — It's dot com 15:19, 24 May 2006 (UTC)

When STUFF gets contradicted...

Hi, It's dot com. Here's a question that's been on my mind for a very, very long time (4 months):

What happens if we decline a STUFFed reference, thinking that it's unlikely, but then it turns out it was a reference after all? Say, for example, and I'm not saying that it is (even though I admit voting in favor), Happy Trogday WAS a homage to All Your Base, and that it is confirmed by TBC themselves on, say, the DVD commentary? – The Chort 18:31, 24 May 2006 (UTC)

Well, we just write a nice letter to TBC explaining how they must be mistaken. Once we vote here, that's the end of it. :) Actually, this has happened several times (none springs to mind right this second, but I'm sure someone will list an example here shortly). In cases like that, we simply overturn our vote and note that TBC said so. — It's dot com 18:33, 24 May 2006 (UTC)
I haven't yet looked it up, but I believe that "Ryan S." from theme park was such an example. You're welcome. :D --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 18:38, 24 May 2006 (UTC)
Here is the one example of which I'm aware. And concerning AYB: Even though I voted to decline, I have always felt it was possible that fact was correct, and will not be surprised if we do have to un-decline it (nor will I be surprised if we don't). Heimstern Läufer 18:39, 24 May 2006 (UTC)

Sockpuppetness

I know sockpuppetry when I see it and I know that kk is a definate sockpuppet person. (I know how ironic) Anyways, I was wondering why it is that when someone creates an account on here, 2-3 others are created. So my question is, that do you beaucrats check every new user if they have another log in name?--H*bad 17:24, 25 May 2006 (UTC)

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. Nothing against you, but I don't like to post details of something like that. Nevertheless, it's probably not hard to infer certain things by posts I've made elsewhere. — It's dot com 18:02, 25 May 2006 (UTC)

Thatkidsysop

Do you think you could make Thatkidsam a sysop on the Fanstuff Wiki? There's been a concensus for him to be added to the team. (I actually posted this on the official forum's admin thread a little while ago, but it's been hours without a response and there's already a bit of excitement on the wiki.) - Joshua 19:22, 26 May 2006 (UTC)

No wait. Lets make a discussion about this.--H*bad 19:38, 26 May 2006 (UTC)

No problem. For some reason that forum wasn't showing as having new messages for me. I know what it's like to be offered a promotion and then have to wait and wait for it to go through (in my case, the whole wiki was locked down for the server move). So I will not tell you to keep your pants on, for real. ;) H*bad, this talk page is not the right venue for a discussion on the promotion. In fact, simply by Joshua's posting here I assume that all the necessary discussion has already taken place. — It's dot com 20:05, 26 May 2006 (UTC)

Oh, sorry. The reason was only because I was just wondering about it. Thats all.--H*bad 22:35, 27 May 2006 (UTC)

For you and all the others...

For You, Tom, Thunderbird, Joey, Stu, Bazooka, Rogue Leader, Phlip, Heimstern, Abdi Viklas, Drhaggis, E. L. Cool, Firebird, Qermaq, Coder, Jones, Jay, Kilroy, Lapper, Username, Dorian, Paper, and all the others... Hey, I just want to thank all of you for what you do for the Wiki. I used your page because you seem to be the only one logged on. 65.6.55.229 20:17, 26 May 2006 (UTC)

Hey, Anonymous, why don't you write a really nice thank-you note and then not attribute it to yourself. (Oh, kids can be so cruel. Just kidding.) Thanks, man! It's nice to be appreciated! — It's dot com 20:26, 26 May 2006 (UTC)
Thanks from me, too! Heimstern Läufer 22:40, 26 May 2006 (UTC)
Why thank you very much, it's always nice to hear that our work is appreciated. Thunderbird 00:52, 27 May 2006 (UTC)
Thanks, man. That really makes a sysop feel good. Rogue Leader / (my talk) 03:52, 27 May 2006 (UTC)
Thenk you very much, Mister .229! Elcool (talk)(contribs) 06:46, 27 May 2006 (UTC)
Thanks! (And gee; if you know all of us well enough to abbreviate names, you really ought to think about getting one of your own!) —AbdiViklas 23:29, 27 May 2006 (UTC)
I'm very flattered. Thank you for your kind words, 65.6.55.229. — Lapper (talk) 02:52, 29 May 2006 (UTC)
Note: DprianGray isn't a sysop. Just a note. — Seriously (Talk) 00:06, 1 June 2006 (UTC)
Neither is Qermaq, but there you go. =) --DorianGray
Both DorianGray and Qermaq, if I may speak for the community, are quite respected users. They have the right to be named in that list of thanks. And after all, 65.6.55.229 never once said the word "sysop" in his note. — Lapper (talk) 00:13, 1 June 2006 (UTC)
Okay, it seems I misunderstood. Since almost every user on that list was a sysop, I figured it was thanking the sysops only. >.> — Seriously (Talk) 19:44, 1 June 2006 (UTC)

Magical Sysop Powers?

I've noticed that you and the other sysops around here are able to identify a user by their IP number. I have my own little personal wiki, running on the exact same version of MediaWiki as this one, of course without any changes made to this wiki after installation. As far as I can tell, I have no such all knowing, ip reading powers as the sysop of my wiki. Is this something you guys have edited the HRWiki to be able to do or am I completely missing a huge power of being a sysop? —Zelinda 00:45, 3 June 2006 (UTC)

I have already asked. They won't say.--H*bad 00:47, 3 June 2006 (UTC)
Eh, okay then. Another mystery of the HRWiki goes unsolved. —Zelinda 00:52, 3 June 2006 (UTC)
I think they want to do this to us.--H*bad 00:59, 3 June 2006 (UTC)
The bureaucrats at this wiki have installed the position of "developer". On some wikis it is called checkuser. It allows users to check IP addresses of users in addition to the normal sysop powers. So yes, it's edited in. - BubTalk
That's not quite right, but it's kind of close, so, yeah, let's go with that. — It's dot com 01:12, 6 June 2006 (UTC)

Paranormal Idol

Could you check the IPs of Paranormal Idol and HomeTron V20 on the fanstuff wiki? I think they might be the same person. - BubTalk

Sorry, but a request for that info would have to come from a fanstuff sysop. — It's dot com 01:12, 6 June 2006 (UTC)
Okay, could you please check the IPs of the following Fanstuff users: HomeTron V20, Paranormal Idol, Paranormal Idol2, Paranormal Idol3 and Ytmnd Boy. Here's the reason. (edited version of reasons written by Bub on HRFWiki:User talk:Joshua.)
HomeTron V20 was a player on an interactive game which Bub created. HomeTron apparently quit the wiki because his Fake Characters were getting deleted by Joshua (as per a different discussion). A couple of days later, a new user, Paranormal Idol joined the wiki. He then created two new accounts, Paranormal Idol2 and Paranormal Idol3, claiming that he lost the password to his original account. Paranormal Idol3 then joined the same interactive game. After playing it for a while and then dying (in the game), he left the wiki. A few minutes after this, Ytmnd Boy signed up and requested to be in Bub's interactive game using the same character as HomeTron V20. All of these users share the same style of grammar, spelling and the way they transcribe.
In my opinion, this seems like valid grounds for an IP check. - Super Sam 06:43, 7 June 2006 (UTC)
Based on the IPs, they are the same user. — It's dot com 07:08, 7 June 2006 (UTC)
Thanks. - Super Sam 07:22, 7 June 2006 (UTC)
A few minutes ago, I got the new messages flag, and an e-mail saying that my talk page had been created by you. Do you know why this has occurred? - Super Sam 07:24, 7 June 2006 (UTC)
Yes. I edited and saved your page without making any changes in order to force the system to send you that message but without creating a new version of your page. I hoped you would then guess that I had replied to you here, which you did, so it worked. :) — It's dot com 07:29, 7 June 2006 (UTC)

Help Another Wiki?

Greetings from Wookieepedia, the Star Wars Wiki. :) I'm one of the administrators over there (Jaymach, if you'd like to check) and I have been told by InterruptorJones that you may be able to help us with something we are attempting to implement over there. We're looking into possibly using your "Image Code" verification, but only want to use it for Page Moves rather than every Page Edit. Do you know if this is possible at all and, if it is, is there any chance you could inform us how to do so? Feel free to contact me on my talk page. Many thanks. (I'd sign this, but it'd be from my anon IP so there seems little point)

We are pleased to help you here, Andrew. Tom is sending you more info by email right now. — It's dot com 01:59, 6 June 2006 (UTC)

hello from Nikolce

Hi Its dot com, how have you been these last couple of uummm time?? Anyway how are you doing in school? By the way, are there any user that play warcraft 3 on battle net by any chance? Nikolce Kocovski 06:58, 9 June 2006 (UTC)

I've been doing well, Nikolce. I hope you're well as well. I don't currently go to school (I graduated from college six years ago). Sorry, but I'm not familiar with the game you mention. Keep on tranglin'. — It's dot com 16:36, 19 June 2006 (UTC)

Finals

Do you watch the Dallas Mavericks?--H*Bad 14:26, 9 June 2006 (UTC)

I checked in on them four or five times yesterday [Game 1 of the NBA Finals, for those reading along] during the game, and I was happy they won. I'll probably see more of the later games in the series. — It's dot com 15:12, 9 June 2006 (UTC)
Also, their next game is Sunday, Sunday, Someday. Ok, bye.--H*Bad 15:14, 9 June 2006 (UTC)

Interwiki links

Hey It's dot com. I need some help with a link, it's Meta:Help:User style. It works here, but not on the Fanstuff User Preferences. Do you know why this is?--H*Bad 15:30, 9 June 2006 (UTC)

It should work now. (I updated and synchronized the knowledge base and fanstuff interwiki tables.) — It's dot com 19:21, 9 June 2006 (UTC)
Ok, thanks. Now I can continue to make it more updated like.--H*Bad 19:24, 9 June 2006 (UTC)

The latest most recent block

Why did you block Strong bad roks!, because it doesn't appear that he did anything wrong.--H*Bad 19:57, 9 June 2006 (UTC)

No, but he was going to. Thanks for your concern. 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. Thanks again. — It's dot com 20:07, 9 June 2006 (UTC)

Archives

Sorry if my last post was worded rude, mainly because I didn't word it very well. Anyways the reason I bring it up, is because anytime I post something on your talk page it takes forever for it to bring up your talk page.--H*Bad 20:21, 9 June 2006 (UTC)

It's okay, but you should be aware that people generally already know when their talk page has gotten pretty long. Pestering them about it rarely does more than annoy them. If you look at the top of the page, you'll see that I've already archived once before. Maybe I will again someday. Who knows, maybe even soon. There are a lot of other projects I'm working on, however, that require more of my attention right now (like the long-overdue upgrade). — It's dot com 20:53, 9 June 2006 (UTC)

Master Chief's name

Hey, dot com. How did you know Master Chief's real name was Ryan? That is his real name. NO!!! PLEASE... DON'T SHOOT!!! Tampo (T/C) AND SOMEONE GET THiS FREAKiN CURSOR AWAY FROM ME!!!!! 21:03, 13 June 2006 (UTC)

Well, Brendan, you'd be surprised what information is out there if you know where to dig. — It's dot com 21:22, 13 June 2006 (UTC)
You mean on my talk page's history? NO!!! PLEASE... DON'T SHOOT!!! Tampo (T/C) AND SOMEONE GET THiS FREAKiN CURSOR AWAY FROM ME!!!!! 21:28, 13 June 2006 (UTC)
Well, there's that, but he created this account as well. — It's dot com 21:37, 13 June 2006 (UTC)
Well, how'd you know my name? NO!!! PLEASE... DON'T SHOOT!!! Tampo (T/C) AND SOMEONE GET THiS FREAKiN CURSOR AWAY FROM ME!!!!! 21:43, 13 June 2006 (UTC)
Like you said. — It's dot com 21:46, 13 June 2006 (UTC)
But you knew my name before I said On my talk page's history. NO!!! PLEASE... DON'T SHOOT!!! Tampo (T/C) AND SOMEONE GET THiS FREAKiN CURSOR AWAY FROM ME!!!!! 21:48, 13 June 2006 (UTC)
That's true. — It's dot com 22:24, 13 June 2006 (UTC)

Upgrade to 1.6 at the fanstuff wiki

Hey, awesome job, you and Tom really work harder than most people notice. The log in page is the best part, though. however, do you think you'll be able to add the poopsmith border again? I'm just wondering if 1.6 can't do that. — Seriously (Talk) 00:54, 14 June 2006 (UTC)

I love the RSS upgrade....But one question: Why did you upgrade the HRFWiki before the HRWiki? --Dacheatbot · Communicate 02:18, 14 June 2006 (UTC)
We try to shake down any problems we're going to encounter there before we apply the upgrade here. Not all fanstuffers are happy with this arrangement, but it's the best we've got, as it allows us to identify problems using a database that already has an enormous amount of content. If it's any consolation to them, we did spend an extensive amout of time testing the new features before we committed them to the live wiki. As for the Poopsmith, I don't know when or whether we'll be seeing him again soon. — It's dot com 05:25, 14 June 2006 (UTC)

Unblock

Please unblocking 82.42.237.114 on a provisional basis. the vandals are gone! Go-glow 13:42, 17 June 2006 (UTC)

Forget it. I have records of at least a dozen vandal accounts from that address over the last six months, and the content of the vandalism is worse than most. — It's dot com 23:34, 17 June 2006 (UTC)

Hi

I was just lookin around on the wiki this morning and decided that I'd leave a brief hello message for you.

Hi, It's Dot Com.
I haven't really talked with you too much, so I felt like leaving you a message. What's up with you in real life lately? Anything cool happening that you'd like to talk about? Any interesting stories or other stuff? Are there any Wiki projects that need serious cleaning up or any pages that need creating? If so, I'd be glad to help with them. I don't really have too much wiki time any mroe, but I have a chance to be on this morning for a little while. I'd be glad to assist with any ongoing projects that are in need of serious help. If you get a chance, please reply on my talk page.

Image:Homsar-in-motion.gifhr.pngΨHomsarΨroksΨImage:kookysig.gifImage:Cheat-shrug-tiny.gif 13:27, 18 June 2006 (UTC)

P.S. Could I add you to my friends list? I'd like to recognize you on my userpage for your remarkable work on this wiki over the time you've been here. Thanks for your time.

Well, sure. You can't have too many friends. To answer your other questions: The Rangers are still doing well, and that makes me happy. I can't think of any projects off the top of my head, but I'm sure there's some good ideas over at HRWiki:The Stick. I also can't think of any pages that need to be created. I wish they would release the next toon so we can make a page for it. (By the way, I replied here instead of your talk page because it's generally better to keep discussion in one place.) Talk atcha later! — It's dot com 16:36, 19 June 2006 (UTC)
Alrighty then. ADD'D!!!!!--Image:Homsar-in-motion.gifhr.pngΨHomsarΨroksΨImage:kookysig.gifImage:Cheat-shrug-tiny.gif 16:44, 22 June 2006 (UTC)

MediaWiki pages

What exactly do MediaWiki pages do? I'm confuzzled...— Seriously (Talk) 18:51, 21 June 2006 (UTC)

See Meta:Help:MediaWiki namespace. — It's dot com 19:03, 21 June 2006 (UTC)

A troll's IP

Hey, Dot com. I found a trolls IP address, and I was wondering what I should do with it.--H*Bad 15:06, 26 June 2006 (UTC)

I guess you should just hang on to it. — It's dot com 15:46, 26 June 2006 (UTC)
Yeah, but he is a pain in the neck. I know him. He has trolled on the fanstuff before. And I just want to be done with him.--H*Bad 15:50, 26 June 2006 (UTC)

Deleting user names

Hey Dot com. I heard from some very reliable sources that you guys can delete user names.--H*Bad 14:09, 27 June 2006 (UTC)

"Can" is such a big word. Of course I can delete usernames. I can delete the whole wiki. (Not that I'm going to.) As for whether I will delete usernames, the answer is no; in general our policy is not to do that. Who said otherwise? — It's dot com 14:18, 27 June 2006 (UTC)
It just seems like its not a very good idea to keep a username on the list, like NSMC, some inappropriate usernames, Willy on wheels, etc. Well maybe not NSMC, for historical reasons. And I never said anyone said otherwise.--H*Bad 14:23, 27 June 2006 (UTC)
Well, can can also just change there username to something else. I'm not saying that he's going to. He might but I doubt it. --TheThin 14:27, 27 June 2006 (UTC)
Yes you did. You said, "I heard from some very reliable sources." — It's dot com 14:37, 27 June 2006 (UTC)
Yes, well, I was on the mediawiki channel asking questions.--H*Bad 14:39, 27 June 2006 (UTC)
Yes, it is technically possible, and yes, in certain very unusual circumstances it has been done, but no, we don't do it otherwise. — It's dot com 14:43, 27 June 2006 (UTC)
Really? When was it done? Also, I found out mediawiki 1.7 will be coming out in July.--H*Bad 14:46, 27 June 2006 (UTC)
Great. I'd hate for them to actually use a version for a while. — It's dot com 14:50, 27 June 2006 (UTC)
Yeah, they told me that its going to look much better than 1.6.--H*Bad 14:53, 27 June 2006 (UTC)
In reply to the other question: It was used after NSMC's vandalism was cleaned up. All the individual accounts were deleted and consolidated into one account. - BubTalk

El Cid... lcid... Are Cid... rcid...

Hey! What's "rcid"? —AbdiViklas 16:58, 30 June 2006 (UTC)

It's the "Recent Changes ID". Each entry in the `recentchanges` table has a unique ID, which shows up in the URL when you click "diff" from Special:Recentchanges on an edit that hasn't been patrolled. The "rcid" part tells the system to display the "park as patrolled" link as you view the diff (even if the edit has already been patrolled), and so it's not necessary to be included in a link on a talk page. — It's dot com 17:09, 30 June 2006 (UTC)

Rangers

Hey just in case you didn't get my memo, I am going to a rangers game on wednesday. I know your most likely going to erase this, but just so you know.--H*Bad 04:37, 2 July 2006 (UTC)

That's cool. I am thinking about going on Tuesday for the Fourth and the fireworks, but I'll have to see. — It's dot com 00:11, 3 July 2006 (UTC)
I would figure thats when its going to be the most crowded.--H*Bad 18:17, 3 July 2006 (UTC)
And I just got back. They won! Back to back homeruns. It was cool. Hey were you there? Or were you there at the July 4th game?--H*Bad 03:27, 6 July 2006 (UTC)
No, I didn't get to go to that one. (That's too bad, 'cause I love patriotic-themed fireworks.) Glad your game was good, and hey, they're tied for first right now! — It's dot com 06:30, 10 July 2006 (UTC)

Bad wording...

Hey Dot com. I was wondering about your accually typing the word (A good way of saying it) whatsit on a page. I know you already know this, but there are little kids on here. Can you reword it, please?--H*Bad 04:45, 2 July 2006 (UTC)

No, I'm not going to reword it. There is a difference between using a word and referring to a word as a word. Assuming that the user doesn't already know what his name means, then there would be no way to explain to him what the problem is without resorting to pedantic euphemism or a click-through, both of which are unnecessary given that (1) we should be mature enough to calmly discuss any subject, (2) the whole name itself is already as offensive as or more offensive than its components, and (3) the likelihood that a random user will find that page is close to zero. If it makes you feel better, I'll put a language warning there. — It's dot com 00:11, 3 July 2006 (UTC)
Sorry, I was just making sure that everything is G or Pg rated here.--H*Bad 18:19, 3 July 2006 (UTC)

Marshie Face

Both a little creepy

Okay, you win. I hadn't compared them side-by-side and was going solely by memory. They DO, after all, have a similar artistic style, even though I can now see that I was wrong in thinking they were the same. --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 22:09, 5 July 2006 (UTC)

Cool. — It's dot com 22:16, 5 July 2006 (UTC)

Subst signatures

Hi, this is CapitalQ from TMBW.net. We just upgraded to MW 1.6 yesterday (only to see 1.7 stable released today, but that's another story), and after seeing that templates in signatures automatically turn into substrings, ACupOfCoffee pointed us here, where you state "I have created a new variable that allows me to disable this so-called feature, which I now have done." If you could tell me exactly how you went about doing that, I'd be very greatful. Thanks. :) -CapitalQ 02:47, 8 July 2006 (UTC)

No problem. I have replied on your talk page. — It's dot com 03:55, 8 July 2006 (UTC)
Thanks, all set up! You rock. -CapitalQ 12:09, 8 July 2006 (UTC)

Homsar's Speech

DaAaaAAaaAaahhh! Hi, It's dot cayommm! It's KieferSkuunnk! I just wanted to thank you for the flowers you sent me while I was in the hospital help on my Homsar's Speech project! We're almost done now, but I still can't feel my leeeggs. Okay, bye-dee-bye! — Image:kskunk_fstandby.gif KieferSkunk (talk) — 22:26, 8 July 2006 (UTC)

Nowowowow, this is the thrill of a lifetime. — It's dot com 23:57, 8 July 2006 (UTC)

/wiki/ redirect

I asked Interruptor Jones about this, and he told me to tell you, so... I think /wiki/ should redirect to /index.php/ because whenever I want to look something up in HRWiki by typing in the URL, I invariably end up typing "/wiki/" and getting the ol' 404. I'd just add Redirect permanent /wiki/ http://www.hrwiki.org/index.php/ somewhere in the .htaccess file, and it should work automatically. I think it'd be even better to do it the other way around and make "/wiki/" the canonical form and have index.php redirect to that instead, but not having used the MediaWiki software, I don't know the exact configuration options. Oh... and ever thought about moving some of the stuff on this huge talk page to an archive page? ;) - furrykef (Talk at me) 16:46, 11 July 2006 (UTC)

Isn't typing the URL out a bit cumbersome? Why not create a smart-keyword instead? -- Tom 20:20, 11 July 2006 (UTC)
It's the way I've always done it, and it doesn't feel so cumbersome after having done it a million times with Wikipedia. Other people might not be aware of smart keywords (I wasn't until just now). Besides, what's the harm in setting up a redirect? :) - furrykef (Talk at me) 21:26, 11 July 2006 (UTC)
I'm not inclined to hack the wiki to aid one person's "way of always doing it". There are easier client-side options for what I percieve to be a client-side issue. Sorry. -- Tom 00:38, 12 July 2006 (UTC)
But is it just one person's way of always doing it, or are other people doing it, too? And I still don't see the harm in just adding a line to .htaccess; you wouldn't even have to restart the server or anything. - furrykef (Talk at me) 03:08, 12 July 2006 (UTC)
It's not that your request isn't easy to fulfill. I presented you with an alternative that would actually be quicker than if I made the change and you typed the entire URL. I don't see this as a problem with the wiki, I see it as an issue that is unique to a single user's behavior. Though I have to admit, I still might consider changing the index.php in the URL to wiki (making wiki the canonical form), but I'd want to go over the consequences of such a change with others first. (Note that this was discussed once before.) -- Tom 04:36, 12 July 2006 (UTC)

I'm unindenting so this doesn't get too wide... anyway, we still haven't even established that I'm the only one who types /wiki/ -- do you have error log statistics to back it up, maybe? I also think the redirect would be a good idea because it would be more consistent with other wikis (I believe most of the most popular MediaWiki sites use /wiki/); inconsistency is why I make this error in the first place. I could make further arguments, for example, that the URL is part of the user interface of a website, and any user interface should anticipate user error. (It's not uncommon for a text-based program to understand both "exit" and "quit", for example.) I could make an analogy with "typo redirects" on wikis. I know, it sounds silly to back up such a little thing like this with so much, but it just feels like a redirect is the Right Thing. (I guess becoming a webmaster is having this effect on me.) Well, I don't suppose there's any more I can say on this subject, so do what you're gonna do. :) - furrykef (Talk at me) 20:20, 12 July 2006 (UTC)

PHP upgrade

Special:Version still says that we're running PHP 4.4.2. Upgrade to PHP 5 unsccessful? — User:ACupOfCoffee@ 06:34, 12 July 2006 (UTC)

Delayed. Turns out we need to upgrade RHEL so that we can upgrade Apache so that we can upgrade PHP so that we can upgrade MediaWiki. We're going to try again over the weekend. (We did upgrade from 4.3.x to 4.4.2, for any of you keeping score at home.) — It's dot com 06:42, 12 July 2006 (UTC)
Upgrading RHEL and Apache might not be necessary after all. We should have the CAPTCHA problem (which is really a missing libraries problem) fixed with the upgrade as well, which according to my information should be any time now. — It's dot com 00:11, 19 July 2006 (UTC)

Special:Countedits

Could you please install the Count Edits extension on the Fanstuff? Many combolations, Super Sam 08:24, 12 July 2006 (UTC)

That function is a server-intensive function (which is why it's restricted to sysops on this wiki). Perhaps you could elaborate on why you need it. — It's dot com 00:11, 19 July 2006 (UTC)
Honestly, we don't. I was simply interested (in counting edits). - Super Sam 06:08, 20 July 2006 (UTC)
I see. — It's dot com 14:38, 20 July 2006 (UTC)

I am looking for documentation and an implementation of Special:CountEdits. If you can help, please contact me at the e-mail address here: http://en.csharp-online.net/index.php?title=User:WikiSysop.

Thanks for your help. --- Editor C# Online.NET

Ni hao!

Hey, Dot com, just wanted to say hello from China! Hope all's going well for you. Things have been crazy in China (in an awesome way), but I can't imagine I'll get much time to tell all you guys until I return to the USA... anyway, just wanted to give you a long-distance greeting. Zaijian! Heimstern Läufer 14:47, 12 July 2006 (UTC)

China man that's gotta be fun! Some day I hope to visit China. Just won't be any time soon. I do plan to go to Kansas City Missouri for a few days this summer! Hi Dot com! :) --Stux 02:09, 13 July 2006 (UTC)
Hey juys! Looking forward to your return! (Although, Heimstern, it's kinda like you never left. What an increasingly small world we live in.) — It's dot com 00:11, 19 July 2006 (UTC)
I think I'm in a bit of an abnormal situation here, to be honest. I'm in about the nicest hotel in Shuangliu county and stuff like that. So in some ways, I have a lot of the conveniences of home. A lot of places in China aren't like that, or so I hear. But then again, China is growing like crazy in terms of technology and modernization. It seems like everyone here has a cell phone. Like, more oft than in the USA. I don't have time to say much more now, though. We'll talk more when I return. Heimstern Läufer 05:30, 19 July 2006 (UTC)

Olsen Twin'd!!

How did you know that the pictures in Teen Girl Squad 11 came from that M magazine? SaltyTalk! 01:20, 19 July 2006 (UTC)

Well, 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. — It's dot com 01:29, 19 July 2006 (UTC)
Nice. Trey56 03:52, 21 July 2006 (UTC)

Old main page style

Don't get me wrong, I love the new style, but there are still people complaining (well, on the forum). Is there a way to put that old style as one of the skins in the preferences? If it's too much work, it's fine with me, I like this style better, but some people don't. Ed lim smildE / talk

We're not going to create and maintain another skin just for that old style. There are instructions out there somewhere on customizing one's personal CSS to make the main page like the old style. — It's dot com 17:42, 20 July 2006 (UTC)
That works. I'll just tell people that. Ed lim smildE / talk

Quick reference guide

Ok, this has been bothering me for a while, why on the STUFF instructions page is the words quick reference guide, in red?--H*Bad 03:43, 24 July 2006 (UTC)

It's not red; it's kind of a goldish color. It's a different color so that it will stand out. — It's dot com 03:46, 24 July 2006 (UTC)
Really? It really looks bold red. Not even close to a goldish colourcolor. Weird.--H*Bad 03:18, 2 August 2006 (UTC)
Yes, it is a reddish-gold color, but not as red as a broken link.It's dot com 03:32, 2 August 2006 (UTC)

Guitar riff from "Personal favorites"

I noticed that the QotW page lacks the sound file for the "Wicked Guitar Solo". I have a copy of that file lurking here, though the file upload page seems to want images, so I figured I'd better not chance it. Any suggestions?

Thanks!

--Ian.

Hi there Ian. Please email the file to tom@hrwiki.org. Thanks. -- Tom 19:38, 3 August 2006 (UTC)

No fan of zeugma?

Aw, I loved that line... Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 00:33, 5 August 2006 (UTC)

I am a fan of zeugma, but not when it seems unintentional. My personal fave: "Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana" (Groucho Marx). Close runner-up: "You held your breath and the door for me" (Alanis Morissette). — It's dot com 00:37, 5 August 2006 (UTC)
Or the classic "If we do not hang together, we shall certainly hang separately." Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 00:40, 5 August 2006 (UTC)

1 Username

Ok, I was looking through the system messages when one of them caught my eye, it said: "Sorry, you have already created $1 accounts. You can't make any more." is it possible to make the number a 1. So that there can't be anymore sockpuppets or something like that.--H*Bad 05:41, 5 August 2006 (UTC)

Ok, I know that there is an option that will let you set the amount of accounts in one day, so why not have you and/or Tom turn on the option everyday?--H*Bad 18:57, 9 August 2006 (UTC)
Because this isn't that important to me personally. If you think this is something the entire wiki should consider, then you should bring it up in Da Basement. — It's dot com 20:16, 4 September 2006 (UTC)

Thank you from Super Martyo Brother

I'd like to thank you for:

  • Changing my username
  • Putting up with my noobish comments on talk pages
  • and for just being so awesome!

You really do deserve a pizza trophy! --Mario2.PNG Super Martyo boing! 05:12, 5 August 2006 (UTC)

You're welcome, SMB! — It's dot com 14:59, 5 August 2006 (UTC)

Help, please?

Sorry if I'm bothering you, but I'd like to patrol recent changes, and there's no one else to really ask. What do the red "!"s and "N"s mean? Sorry if I'm bothering you. link_icon.gifThe Joe(Talk) 20:55, 24 August 2006 (UTC)

"!" means the page has not yet been marked as patrolled. "N" means that the page was created with the edit in question (and, thus, there will be no "diff" available for that edit.) --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 20:58, 24 August 2006 (UTC)
Oh! Now I understand. Thanks. link_icon.gifThe Joe(Talk) 21:15, 24 August 2006 (UTC)

Thank you!

I wouldn't have lasted a week. Even though yes I am not on as much anymore because of band and whatnot, but still.--H*Bad 18:33, 4 September 2006 (UTC)

No problem, just see that it doesn't happen again. If it does, I won't be able (which is to say, willing) to unblock the IP so quickly. — It's dot com 18:37, 4 September 2006 (UTC)
Yeah I was about to say, "wait your an admin!". I get it, don't worry he won't be getting on the wiki anymore. I locked the internet with a very special password, that even with your "great" detective like skills couldn't get. Unless of coarse you have 20 life times tucked away with you..... anyways, thanks again. And I do mean again. --H*Bad 18:43, 4 September 2006 (UTC)
I guess he won't be a problem for you guys anymore.--H*Bad 21:41, 10 September 2006 (UTC)

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?

Guess what: i recently had a maths and science test, and i got GOOD scores. 100% for science, and 107% for maths.

ps: i need to ask you something, you remember the time i asked you why you don't like the later seasons of simpsons, well on your userpage, it also says you don't like the later seasons of family guy either, whats the reason? Can i say , to me sometimes the recent episodes aren't the same as before. some of them use the same joke as before eg: marge and homer repeatetl arguing. Marge has changed alot, before she was a likeable character, now she seems.... different, do you get me?

Final note: What would be your favourite quotes of the simpsons, from the top of my head it's:

"And i say, a monkey can mown our lawn". Homer of the distance. "I fell 8000 feet onto a pile of jagged rocks". Abe Simpson. "(Austrian accent)Good-moring and welcome to advanced physics,1-0-1, i see alot of new faces, but as the old saying goes: "Out with the old, in with the Nuclues".(everyone laughs except homer). "Now let me just- whoops(drops notes). Homer stars laughing hard:"aha aha hah haha, a did you see that jerk, ah ah ah ha hah , AAAAAA he DROPED HE'S NOTES, AAAAAAA HAH HA H AH H aAAAAAAAAAA HA HA H A.

To me, this is one of my favourite episodes, mostly becasue i can make jokes to my brother about him being in University himself: "Have you spoken with your Austrian professor yet", and "Have you found your secret "Dungeons and Dragons lairr, thats has Nerds secretly studing and playing with characters at level 40" etc.

talk atch you later (sp) Nikolce Kocovski 05:17, 17 September 2006 (UTC)

i forget to ask you so so, something serious: How do you make those things on wiki that link to other websiter, like insted of having this website in full writing: http://youtube.com/watch?v=nf1VMk0o4Iw, you shorten it into a small thing, how's it done?

ps: at this video on youtube, go to the time 09:26, this is where the joke is where homer is laughing.

Text could not be found

On the Strong Badman page I got an error that says that the text could not be found, and I should report it to an administrator. Do you think it has anything to do with the recent maintnance? - link_icon.gifThe Joe(Talk) 00:12, 2 October 2006 (UTC)

That page seems to be working fine to me... --phlip TC 00:15, 2 October 2006 (UTC)
If that happens again, you can fix it by purging the page. — It's dot com 01:47, 2 October 2006 (UTC)

MediaWiki Question

Hey, IDC. I was wondering if you could let me know how you "hard-coded" the header for HRWiki:Sandbox to appear from MediaWiki:Sandbox all invisible-like. I just noticed it and I thought it was pretty nifty. --Steve (talk) 02:24, 7 October 2006 (UTC)

I inserted some hooks into Article.php and wrote a hook function that draws on these two pages. The procedure might change when we upgrade to 1.8. — It's dot com 19:06, 7 October 2006 (UTC)
Could you show me the code you used? --Steve (talk) 05:07, 8 October 2006 (UTC)

Permanent Edit Removal

I remember how the last time the Fanstuff got attacked by a troll who placed highly unappropriate images on pages, you permanently deleted those versions of the pages from the database. You may want to do that again with edits by the troll NKSCF. Most of the pages he put images on were deleted (not sure if you still want to delete them from the database), but there's one on Y2K's userpage that still remains. - Super Sam 08:52, 9 October 2006 (UTC)

You could just delete the page, and then restore all the edits except that one... it would still be in Special:Undelete, but you don't need admin powers to do it. --phlip TC 08:59, 9 October 2006 (UTC)

Update Icons

It's dot com, I noticed a bit of some messy whitespace on the edges of two of the Main Page update icons (Image:update-cs.png and Image:update-ps.png). They look fine when they're situated at the top of the Main Page, where the gradient is lighter, but as you add more saturation to the background, the white edges really start to come through. Take a look toward the bottom of the Main Page to see what I mean. Anyways, I went ahead and tried to clean them up for you a bit, but unfortunately I was unable to upload new versions, since they're both set as protected pages. (As an aside: why are they set as protected pages in the first place?) The versions I made might look rougher on a purely white backdrop, but I think they blend pretty nicely on the gradient background on the main page, comparatively speaking. So here they are, use them if you like:

  • updatepsqm5.png
  • updatecsej0.png

--Soapergem Talk.png Contrib.png 00:12, 19 October 2006 (UTC)

The problem with the images you made is that they use an 8-bit transparency, which is currently not recognized by Internet Explorer. Enough of our readership still uses IE that we have to go with the older 1-bit transparency. Thanks for trying, though! The images are protected because they are on the main page, and otherwise it would very easy for someone to upload something very objectionable in their place. — It's dot com 00:30, 19 October 2006 (UTC)


Userboxes and Homsar Quotes

Hi there its dot com!! Loafing redirected my problem to you. I made a Homsar random quote userbox (see my User Page - first on the userbox list) and was trying to add it to the Userbox page for the benefit of the Wiki. So everyone could see it and enjoy the bounty of it's... well whatever it is the same as I do. So I go to the Userbox page and try to add it in. Problem. It won't add into the <userboxsample> tag because of the homsarquote template. Of course, it works OUTSIDE of the tag, so it works on my page and everywhere else. I just can't make it display in the table on that page. Any way that can be fixed? Thanks a ton. --Image:Stinkwing.gif »Bleed0range« 08:43, 23 October 2006 (UTC)

Yes. The braces around the homsarquote template have to be escaped inside the userboxsamples tags. View this edit to see the method and the result. — It's dot com 13:49, 23 October 2006 (UTC)
Hey thanks. I thought the random homsar box would be a good idea. Heh, I like the change to "Words of wisdom" better than just Homsar Quote. Good call. lol.--Image:Stinkwing.gif »Bleed0range« 00:44, 24 October 2006 (UTC)

ParserFunctions

A little late on this, but I just noticed: good work, and thanks. Trey56 09:30, 23 October 2006 (UTC)

No prob, Bob. :) — It's dot com 13:50, 23 October 2006 (UTC)

Happy X0th birthday, Dot com!

Happy birthday, to my twin sysop brother and world's youngest man! —BazookaJoe 16:38, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

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!" Eat a cake, Trey56 16:52, 25 October 2006 (UTC)
Herzliche Glückswünschen zum Geburtstag! Have a great day, and may you never get the black lung. Heimstern Läufer 17:07, 25 October 2006 (UTC)
Happy thirtieth email, Dot com! -- Tom 17:24, 25 October 2006 (UTC)
Happy birthday, Dot com. — Lapper (talk) 17:51, 25 October 2006 (UTC)
Tanjyobi Omedeto, Dot com-san. =3 --DorianGray
Wow... that's just a little bit less... than 32... I learned that in school! --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 18:31, 25 October 2006 (UTC)
Welcome to deadness. You'll see, it's not so bad after all ;-) Loafing 19:02, 25 October 2006 (UTC)
Yom huledet shloshim same'akh! It's dot old... Just kiddin'. Elcool (talk)(contribs) 23:13, 25 October 2006 (UTC)
Happy B Day Dot Com. May you eat some cake :) --Dacheatbot · Communicate 23:57, 25 October 2006 (UTC)
Oh, I missed your birthday, happy late birthday. I R F 14:17, 26 October 2006 (UTC)
Dude, how did I miss this? Happy birthday....late... late birthday.--H*Bad 23:57, 26 October 2006 (UTC)
Happy birthday, Ben. — wikisig.gif Joey (talk·edits) 01:43, 27 October 2006 (UTC)
I'm also a little late in saying this, but happy birthday, Dot com. — Kilroy / talk 02:32, 27 October 2006 (UTC)
*Spits out coffee* Dot com's name is Ben??! Which is said in the first line of a page that I've read but I still didn't know??!?! SaltyTalk! 02:40, 27 October 2006 (UTC)
Happy hundredth birthday, Strong Bad! Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 03:27, 27 October 2006 (UTC)
Hey, I didn't know it was your Bday... Happy uh... Bday!!--Image:Stinkwing.gif »Bleed0range« 03:30, 27 October 2006 (UTC)
Oh. I missed it. Still. Hope you HAD a happy Bday!!--Image:Stinkwing.gif »Bleed0range« 03:31, 27 October 2006 (UTC)
Wow, you and my sister have almost the same birthday. Difference of one day. ;) — User:ACupOfCoffee@ 05:02, 27 October 2006 (UTC)
Ah, I missed it. Happy REALLY late birthday. Powered by The Kate

Error

Look at The House That Gave Sucky Treats - at this moment, it offers:

The database did not find the text of a page that it should have found, named "The House That Gave Sucky Treats".
This is usually caused by following an outdated diff or history link to a page that has been deleted.
If this is not the case, you may have found a bug in the software. Please report this to an administrator, making note of the URL.

This is abnormal, no? Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 01:02, 29 October 2006 (UTC)

I just purged it. Looks normal now. — It's dot com 02:05, 29 October 2006 (UTC)

poll

Sorry it the poll is not quite what you were looking for. Let me know if I can help in any way. I R F 20:31, 2 November 2006 (UTC)

Sure thing. As Loafing just pointed out, it's still early for a poll. I feel that there are more ideas and discussion to be had first. Also, I don't think we need to have all 21 or whatever the number is now be included in the eventual poll. Just the best finalists. By the way, I do agree that we need to start organizing the page, and possibly start a new page at, oh, say, HRWiki:Logo redesign 2006 or something. — It's dot com 20:35, 2 November 2006 (UTC)
If we are still that early I might make a few of my own then. I usually say that and get busy with the family but for something like this I might just carve out some weekend time. I R F 20:39, 2 November 2006 (UTC)
also you might want to put a note after Lapper's comments so that others don't take their cue from him like I did. I R F 20:47, 2 November 2006 (UTC)

Sticklyman = Poopsmith 20X6?

You mentioned in one of your edit summaries that you would divulge any evidence that Sticklyman is the Poopsmith's 20X6 counterpart, but I can't find your answer. Does the commentary of "Under Construction" shed any light on the subject? Strong Sader 20:55, 2 November 2006 (UTC)

Alas, it does not seem like Sticklyman and the Poopsmith are related in any way. They mentioned a couple of other generic references (under-construction icons in general; fighting stick-men in animé), but no mention of everyone's second-favorite guy (he's No. 2). — It's dot com 21:07, 2 November 2006 (UTC)
That sucks. Strong Sader 21:12, 2 November 2006 (UTC)

Tampo

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. TheThin 00:43, 10 November 2006 (UTC)

Tampo isn't blocked and never was blocked. Why are you making such an odd request on behalf of a user that left on his own volition and hasn't been around in months? If he wanted to edit, he could quite literally just edit. Are you acting as his proxy by his request or is this your own doing? -- Tom 01:09, 10 November 2006 (UTC)
His IP address is blocked, at least that's what he told me. He can't edit. TheThin 15:41, 11 November 2006 (UTC)
Oh yeah. We'll think about it. — It's dot com 17:49, 11 November 2006 (UTC)
Dot com can feel free to revert this if he wants, but let me mention this - in real life, sometimes you run out of chances. You show up to work late too many times, eventually you are not going to be welcome there, and no amount of pleading will help. When you hurt a friend enough times, it can happen that they will no longer be your friend, despite any of your attempts to make up for it. I think if a person violates a wiki's way of doing business often enough and persistently enough, it's not unfair to say "Sorry, you aren't welcome here" at some point. I'll leave it to others to determine whether Tampo's abuses of the wiki were "too much", but honestly, if the decision were left to me and me alone, there's be no way someone with an established history of abuse would be allowed back in. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 18:03, 11 November 2006 (UTC)

The thing, after reading this discussion, it appears that a) this is more your idea than Tampo's and b) that he did not at all say that he's sorry. Please do not contact vandals with the aim of bringing them back to the wiki and then lie to us about what they said. Loafing 23:08, 11 November 2006 (UTC)

Hold on... he's not blocked from fanstuff!?!?!?!?!? TheThin 18:20, 12 November 2006 (UTC)
So what? This is the knowledge base. Please stop posting on my page about this. I have said we will think about it and at present that is all we are planning to do. — It's dot com 05:55, 13 November 2006 (UTC)

Inactive on Forum

You're an admin here and on the forum, right? Well, I registered to the Forum a long time ago, and I've been inactive all this time cause I didn't know what it meant, and I deleted the confirmation email. Now that I finnaly know (thanks to Joshua on the Fanstuff), can you please do something about my inactive-ness on the Forum? I'd really like to be there, where it's really active on topics. Spyrox6

I went ahead and marked your account as active. Enjoy. — It's dot com 15:15, 5 December 2006 (UTC)

Knowledge Base - Fanstuff Redirects

Correct me if I'm wrong, but are you asking for a challenge I believe there's a column in the `interwiki` table named `iw_local` that allows redirects between local wikis. Could this be enabled for the Knowledge Base on the Fanstuff and vice versa? There are currently 18 such redirects currently on the Fanstuff and 3 on the Knowledge Base. It was prolly be more convenient if this was enabled. - Super Sam 06:37, 8 December 2006 (UTC)

You are correct; that does work. I will have to discuss whether we want to enable it. Some might appreciate the click-through as notice that they were leaving the knowledge base. — It's dot com 15:19, 8 December 2006 (UTC)
We've enabled this kind of redirect from Fanstuff to the Knowledge Base on a provisional basis. Let us know how it works. -- Tom 17:52, 8 December 2006 (UTC)

do we see the similarities?

Image:Internetdotcom.PNG
Your It's dot com, it's Internet dot com...you talked to Karen just last week...you think she put in a good word for you? I R F 12:54, 11 December 2006 (UTC)


Sorry

Note to self: "Keep your mouth closed more often Ilko." Sorry that I seem to be defeating myself (and the process to some extent) in the logo discussion. I keep telling myself to just sit back and be quiet and not keep reacting to things, but so far have been far too reactionary. Just wanted to appologize for being too. . .well too whatever you want to call it. - Ilko Skevüld's Teh C 00:42, 13 December 2006 (UTC)

Move Page Modification

I was thinking that it would be convenient to have an option for sysops (and other people with the 'delete' permission) to have a checkbox when moving a page that would delete the redirect automatically without having to do it manually. So, I went and made some code changes to SpecialMovepage.php, and I have what I think is a working implementation of my idea.

All the technicalities out of the way, I'm asking if you could put this onto the Fanstuff. It would be of great convenience when reverting the page move trolls which are all too frequent now-a-days, and when fixing things such as Text Adventures subpages, which are a large problem. The code for 1.8.2 is here, and the system messages required are here.

Could you please think about this and let me know? Thanks a plenty, Super Sam 16:04, 18 December 2006 (UTC)

I believe there already is that function. I've done it a couple times this week. You have to press the move page button, and then another page will come up with the Delete & Move option. —BazookaJoe 16:08, 18 December 2006 (UTC)
That's a similar function - it deletes the page you're moving to, rather than the redirect it leaves. - Super Sam 01:59, 19 December 2006 (UTC)

A History - logo

Hey It's dot com, for this edit, was this discussed on the wiki on IRC? Either way, I think it would be good nugget of history if we knew when the discussions began in their most primative forms. I R F 17:02, 19 December 2006 (UTC)

duplicate accounts

Hey. I noticed that the user account Rico crazy? was created on 12/20/06 and Rico*crazy? was creadted on 12/21/06. Is this the same person? If so, where do we state that people can only have one account? I R F 17:55, 21 December 2006 (UTC)

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. It seems to me (without actually looking anything up) that accounts like those don't tend to have many contribs, so it's not worth bothering over. — It's dot com 18:51, 21 December 2006 (UTC)

And A Merry Decemberween to You As Well

It's, it's good to hear from you. Wishing you and your fine group of admins the best and continuing success at running my favorite Homestar Runner resource. Huttah!THE SMOKING MONKEY 00:15, 27 December 2006 (UTC)

Transclusion templates

Hi Dot com,

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. A generic template wouldn't do that. --Stux 19:14, 27 December 2006 (UTC)

Yes it will. — It's dot com 19:15, 27 December 2006 (UTC)
EDC: Ohhh! nevermind I see it now! oops! Hey what about the {{subtitlesLinks}} template, it doesn't seem to work. I was too slow to get to you first ;) --Stux 19:17, 27 December 2006 (UTC)
Oh i see the language template, sneaky! I'm slow. And tired. Thanks for the fix! --Stux 19:19, 27 December 2006 (UTC)
[edit conflict] The {{subtitlesLinks}} template (which could probaby use some non-transcluded documentation) adds links to the subtitles pages over underneath the external links (below the toolbox and search box) on the left side there. What seems to be the problem? It looks like it's working correctly to me. — It's dot com 19:22, 27 December 2006 (UTC)
Thanks for the info! Although I *just* saw the reply. (I'm rusty, I know.) I figured out what was going on just as Loafing had left me a message. It's all good now! But yeah documentation and some "advertisement" would help. My eyes are trained to pretty much avoid looking at the left column unless there's something there I know I need. --Stux 21:08, 27 December 2006 (UTC)
I added some documentation. As for the placement of the links, we felt that they should be easily accessible for those who know where to look and yet completely out of the way for those who are simply reading the article. — It's dot com 21:11, 27 December 2006 (UTC)
Noticed the doc. Looks nice! As for the link placement... Ah! Makes sense! --Stux 21:20, 27 December 2006 (UTC)

New year?

Pushing the season, are we? Not a new year anywhere for at least 4 hours! Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 08:02, 31 December 2006 (UTC)

Logo redo

Hey, If you made the new logo on Flash, may I see the .fla file? Im makning a new logo for the Fanstuff (most likely only used for my monobook), but I cant just get it correct. ‪‪‪X66x6615px-X66x66.png

I didn't use Flash. The logo was made using a raster, rather than a vector, process. — It's dot com 22:49, 3 January 2007 (UTC)
Whats a raster? And if it isnt too much to ask, could you make a redone Fanstuff logo?--‪‪‪X66x6615px-X66x66.png 22:52, 3 January 2007 (UTC)
A raster image, also called a bitmap, is an image formed by a grid of pixels (rather than a mathematical formula). JPEGs, GIFs, PNGs, and TIFFs are all examples of raster formats. — It's dot com 22:58, 3 January 2007 (UTC)
Ooohh did you use Photoshop or one of those art programs and if you dont want to make a redone fanstuff logo, thats ok with me and I'll understand!‪‪‪X66x6615px-X66x66.png

What program did you use?--‪‪‪X66x66http://fanstuff.hrwiki.org/images/thumb/f/f7/X66x66.png/15px-X66x66.png20:25, 10 January 2007 (UTC)

Photoshop. — It's dot com 20:47, 10 January 2007 (UTC)
Then how do you make it animated?--‪‪‪X66x66http://fanstuff.hrwiki.org/images/thumb/f/f7/X66x66.png/15px-X66x66.png20:55, 10 January 2007 (UTC)
Using two frames in an animated GIF. — It's dot com 20:57, 10 January 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for the tips! ‪‪‪X66x6615px-X66x66.png 20:58, 10 January 2007 (UTC)

Sorry

I'm sorry Dot Com! I'll wait for a concensus. I was just doing what Qermaq suggested. Also, I thought I did address your points on the talk page, but I guess I didn't do a very good job of it. Okay, no more literary present edits! (Sorry again!) kai lyn 17:50, 9 January 2007 (UTC)

There's really no need to apologize (especially not three times). As I write this, I have the last post in that thread, so I'm not sure where you addressed my points. The addition you made to the project page is not the way we currently write, and therefore we need to get a lot more input (and perhaps hash out the wording) on the talk page before any changes are made to the project page. (On the other hand, if all you want to do is enunciate what we already do, then that can be easily added—but we need to figure out what that is.) All in all, keep on tranglin'. — It's dot com 18:01, 9 January 2007 (UTC)

HRWiki Forum

I've tried to register on the forum two times, under NachoMan and NachoZ, and I never get the account activation email. Is it because I'm using an AOL email address or something else? -- NachoMan 19:59, 17 January 2007 (UTC)

I don't know what the problem was, but I activated the NachoMan account. Cheers! — It's dot com 20:28, 17 January 2007 (UTC)
Thanks a bunch! -- NachoTalk 20:42, 17 January 2007 (UTC)

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. It's not like I am leaving the wiki... not pulling a rainer... seriously... or whoever else.
Cheers,
--H*Bad 23:19, 31 January 2007 (UTC)

An Epic Apology

  • Dear It's dot com, in regards to my stupidity in creating a sockpuppet, I would like to say a few things for myself:
  • Even though I lost a bet (an NFL Playoff bet), I still could've chosen not to be dishonest and jeopardized the Wiki. Sockpuppetry is a very treason-esque thing to do to a community, and I am truly sorry and embarrassed that I partook in such a sort of action. My reputation and my judgment from others is now set back to 0, and I must start over. I never should of started a fake account.
  • Well, on the other hand, during my block, it was literally killing me, seeing all of the unwelcomed visitors, flash artifacts to be reverted, and the act of helping confused users... it all made me go crazy.
  • I, also, starting now, will not edit namespace unless needed. I noticed on my contribs that is is getting monotonous that I am adding to my "edits" every twenty minutes or so. I'm just gonna leave it all alone. Who cares how much edits I have? Anyway, yes, I am going to edit articles for the majority from now on.
  • I gravely hope you accept this apology, and I am now looking forward to a problem-free era here.

Sincerely,

TheYellowDart(t/c)

P.S. Did you receive my email?

I'm not Dot Com, but I certainly forgive you for giving in to a stupid bet. Everybody makes mistakes and you don't have to kill yourself about just one, so you learned a valuable lesson from this experience and that is that sockpuppets are a very bad thing. I'd still like to see you around the wiki as much as I have before this ordeal and I hope you'll do just that. Regards, -Brightstar Shiner 18:51, 18 February 2007 (UTC)
Yes, yes. I plan to have a future here. I'll still be around often, but I'm not going to edit userspace often. --TheYellowDart(t/c) 19:03, 18 February 2007 (UTC)
That's good. I only edit my userpage when information on it becomes outdated, so you might try that. I hope Dot Com shows up to see your apology relatively soon. I'm sure he'll forgive you as well. -Brightstar Shiner 19:14, 18 February 2007 (UTC)
Yeah, he's a nice guy. And smart. Definitely smart. --TheYellowDart(t/c) 19:19, 18 February 2007 (UTC)
I hope you can make good on your promise to stay out of the user space. I wish you well with that. — It's dot com 15:48, 19 February 2007 (UTC)

Notice on Subtitles:sbemail/en

Your notice, though it would be useful, made the subtitles not work. I moved it to the talk page. --Addict 2006 15:26, 19 February 2007 (UTC)

It looks like it wasn't the note itself, but rather the comment under it, that was causing the trouble. Can you confirm? — It's dot com 15:43, 19 February 2007 (UTC)
The subtitles viewers strip templates and <pre> tags from subtitles scripts. Everything else remains, and if something is left outside the <xml> element, the viewers won't be able to parse the script. It works now. Loafing 21:32, 7 March 2007 (UTC)
A comment can go anywhere after the <?xml ?> line – it can be outside the <transcript> tags without any problems, but it is important that the <?xml ?> line is the first thing on the page after <pre> tags and templates are removed, or the parser will fail. Incidentally, the box at the top doesn't have to be a separate template in order to be stripped out... <noinclude></noinclude> also works. --phlip TC 00:27, 8 March 2007 (UTC)
Well, a template was where I was headed anyway, since it should also be used on the corresponding pages once the page gets translated. — It's dot com 01:21, 8 March 2007 (UTC)

Trendy Totebag's Nintendo Thing

Does that count as a guestbook? Sorry for signing it; I really didn't know. Also, you probably should've asked him before you deleted a whole section on his userpage. Even though it probably needs to go, he needs to delete it himself. -Brightstar Shiner 03:43, 10 March 2007 (UTC)

Yes, it counts as a corollary to a guestbook. Just so you know, I did exactly what I should have done. According to our user space policy, users, especially administrators, can edit another's user page "to bring it in line with policy," which is what I was doing. It is true that in most cases, a talk page note is preferred; however, the user in question is no longer active, and the mere fact that you signed the list showed that it needed to be removed. Talk atcha later. — It's dot com 04:10, 10 March 2007 (UTC)
I'm sorry. If I see anymore guestbooks, I'll report them at Da Basement or something. I assume only admins/sysops are allowed to delete guestbooks, so I won't delete them myself. Anyways, see you later! -Brightstar Shiner 21:50, 10 March 2007 (UTC)

Tsk, tsk, Dot com...

Hey Dot com, just wanted to let you know that your welcome template is not XHTML 1.0 Transitional compliant. I found out while validating my own page (that was the only correct way for me to fix it). Oh BTW, you might want to consider re-archiving your talk page! ;) --Stux 15:26, 15 March 2007 (UTC)

I'll get right on that. — It's dot com 15:58, 15 March 2007 (UTC)

Profound Fanstuff Contributions

Hello Dot com. I just wanted to say that you did the best Poopsmith impression ever here! Oh, man. I never laughed so hard! Good day, and keep kickin' sockpuppet butt! ;-) --TheYellowDart(t/c) 21:16, 15 March 2007 (UTC)

Thanks! For those who wonder, I really did record it myself. I even got it on the first take! (My impression of Pom Pom, which is also on that page, took several takes to get right.) Talk atcha later. — It's dot com 22:02, 15 March 2007 (UTC)
Yeah I saw that. Keep on tranglin. --TheYellowDart(t/c) 22:23, 15 March 2007 (UTC)

Redirects A-Plenty

Hey Dot com, out of curiosity what are these pages for? If you're keeping track of all redirects, wouldn't a script do that? (Or doesn't Media Wiki already?) Also, unless it gets rv'd here's another one for ya (I dunno if you want anyone else to edit any of those pages). --Stux 04:24, 17 March 2007 (UTC)

It's some research I'm doing for a linking project I'm working on, which will be rolled out with the next upgrade. It's for a special class of redirects, not all of them. — It's dot com 04:41, 17 March 2007 (UTC)

Look! The Doc Agees With Me

You don't understand t5hat article, do you!!!!!!!!! It has all the features it should have!!!!! Very Angry, User talk:Sam the Man Sam the Man P.S. Your off my cool peeps list.

Dear Sam. When someone nominates an article for deletion, and the article describes something very small within the entire Homestar Runner body of work, then we have a discussion about whether to keep it. You, as the creator of the article, should not remove the TBD notice until some time has passed and several people have had a chance to weigh in. The fact that one other user agrees with you does not mean that there is a consensus for the article to stay. I personally don't have a strong opinion either way; I'm just trying to make sure we follow the correct procedure. Let me caution you against editing the wiki while you are angry, by the way. — It's dot com 20:04, 19 March 2007 (UTC)

Main Page Redirection

Hello Mr. Its dot comerson If you don't know, I'm a new member here. I was wondering how to edit the main page of the wiki and make redirect pages. Both of them I've tried to do but couldnt figure out. I thoght you could tell me. -Homestar-winner

Hello, Mr. Homestar-winner. Several things on the main page are locked to help prevent vandalism, but there are a couple of sections you can edit, most notably the whatsnew page. ... Redirects are pages that have text in the following form at the top: "#REDIRECT [[page to redirect to]]", and are otherwise blank. See Meta:Help:Redirect. Cheers! Incidentally, to sign your name, just type four tildes, like this: ~~~~, and the system will automatically insert your name and a timestamp, like this: It's dot com 14:31, 24 March 2007 (UTC)
Thanks man, but I had gotten that far before (with the redirect page I mean). How do you automaticly make the page redirect such as with sbemail 1 instead of the redirect page i tried to do: User:Homestar-Winner? Homestar-winner 16:46, 24 March 2007 (UTC)
The problem is that you had a space between the number sign and the word "REDIRECT". Incidentally, that redirect is unnecessary. I will be deleting it soon. If you would rather that your second name begin with a capital letter, say so here. — It's dot com 17:00, 24 March 2007 (UTC)
Ok, I don't mind you deleting it. I was just trying it out. My name is fine like it is. Homestar-winner 17:04, 24 March 2007 (UTC)

Plan G

If you don't want me to delete Email Intros, please comment on my suggestion on how to revise it. Bad Bad Guy 20:03, 27 March 2007 (UTC)

There is no reason to delete or merge that article; it describes a specific, separate feature. On the other hand, if you can make it into a better article, then by all means do so. — It's dot com 22:15, 27 March 2007 (UTC)

April fools

who was in charge of the main page and image code thing? Is there any other April fools stuff I missed? You should check out what I did. It took me almost all day yesterday.User:Homestar-winner 09:39, 1 April 2007 (UTC)

More about sysops again

When is the 2007 sysop's nomination? And how can I be a sysop? User talk:Sam the Man Sam the Man

See here, here, here, and most importantly here. — It's dot com 23:15, 5 April 2007 (UTC)

In the future...

Hey. In the future please don't edit my page even if it's something like that. Ohhhh, but thank you anyways. I've been wanting to ask you a question. Who do you like more, Mark Texaira or Hank Blalock (Yes it's a Rangers question). I'm a big baseball fan too. User talk:Sam the Man Sam the Man

Sam, fixing technical issues on a userpage (including removing deleted images) is permitted and, indeed, is the right thing to do. So please don't give DC grief over it. Thanks. Heimstern Läufer 22:58, 9 April 2007 (UTC)
Teixeira. Although somebody once gave me a Blalock jersey, and I think he's cool too. I wore the jersey to Yankee Stadium last year the night the Rangers beat the Yankees in the opening game of their series there. Oh, and, in the future, please read all of these (especially this part) before posting here again. Thanks. — It's dot com 02:50, 10 April 2007 (UTC)

MediaWiki 1.9

You and Tom are doing an excellent jorb administrating, patching, updating, doctoring, and running our version of MediaWiki (and everything that goes along with it). Thank you so much for your hard work. ^_^ Loafing 20:52, 24 April 2007 (UTC)

Hey, thanks for saying that! And you're welcome. It really is my pleasure. — It's dot com 21:03, 24 April 2007 (UTC)
It's likewise our pleasure to have someone as diligent and thorough as you running this process. You do so much to keep our wiki running both in technical sense and in a community sense. There's no one I'd rather have doing it. Heimstern Läufer 21:29, 24 April 2007 (UTC)
Thanks guys. To echo Dot com, it's my pleasure as well. -- Tom 04:39, 25 April 2007 (UTC)

Something's Fishy...

Hello Dot Com. I have a question. I am aware that the wiki upgraded to 1.9 and something doesn't seem right. 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. It is funny, because they do not show up on my computer anymore. Is there a reason for this? Thanks. --TheYellowDart(t/c) 02:31, 3 May 2007 (UTC)

See his last post in this threadLoafing 02:34, 3 May 2007 (UTC)
Thanks Loaf. I haven't been here for a few days, so I kinda miss some conversations, if you know what I mean. TheYellowDart(t/c) 02:38, 3 May 2007 (UTC)

Welcoming Committee

What are those things that appear now when a new account is made? And does this mean we won't need a welcoming committee anymore? Homestar-Winner (talk) 21:57, 9 May 2007 (UTC)

See this and then this. The welcoming committee is just as important now as ever, perhaps more, since it requires a little more attentiveness and creativity to make a good welcome. — It's dot com 22:04, 9 May 2007 (UTC)

More unblock

Hi, dot com. Can you PLEASE unblock me?? I am sorry for vandalizing the wiki, and I promise I wont do it. again. You don't have to, but I'm only asking nicely. NO!!! PLEASE... DON'T SHOOT!!! Tampo (T/C) AND SOMEONE GET THiS FREAKiN CURSOR AWAY FROM ME!!!!! 02:26, 19 May 2007 (UTC)

You seem to be able to edit the wiki. — It's dot com 03:38, 19 May 2007 (UTC)
That's NOT what I meant. What I meant about unblocking me is unblocking my IP 24.77.42.48. NO!!! PLEASE... DON'T SHOOT!!! Tampo (T/C) AND SOMEONE GET THiS FREAKiN CURSOR AWAY FROM ME!!!!! 22:23, 16 June 2007 (UTC)
I know what you meant. — It's dot com 22:37, 16 June 2007 (UTC)
So,      DEAL or NO DEAL?
I really can't stand that show. — It's dot com 00:26, 17 June 2007 (UTC)
Sorry, I find that show kind of annoying too because people always say "DEAL or NO DEAL", I hear it every day. But I'm just asking if you can unblock my IP. I'm editing from a cousin's house. NO!!! PLEASE... DON'T SHOOT!!! Tampo (T/C) AND SOMEONE GET THiS FREAKiN CURSOR AWAY FROM ME!!!!! 00:57, 17 June 2007 (UTC)
I think we've made our position clear in the past. The fact is, we gave you plenty of chances and we're just not ready to give you another one yet. Sorry. — It's dot com 01:09, 17 June 2007 (UTC)
And now with your continued commitment to vandalism (please don't try to deny it; I have the logs to prove it), I doubt if we will ever unblock your IP. I also blocked your username, since it's pretty clear that you have no intention of ever contributing positively here. — It's dot com 02:23, 17 June 2007 (UTC)

Sorry about behaving-like-a-jerkism

Umm, hey. I didn't mean to be a jerk about either of these. And don't feel like I'm being predatory or anything, it happens all the time and I always want to give articles and stuff a chance. I know, it sucks to see your brain child get shot down. Maybe we can make it work. Anyway, I didn't mean to be nasty bow dat. · · T2|Things 00:31, 30 May 2007 (UTC)

replacement

Hey It's dot com. I was wondering, why did you make a subpage that is almost identicle to replacement? And is there any specific reason you chose that email? I'm not telling you to delete it though. I'm just curious. And by the way, I hope what I put in the Sandbox the other day didn't affend you or anything. I just wanted to make up funny ideas for reasons someone would block someone else, and you're like the most important sysop here to me.
Eat a Steak! Homestar-Winner (talk) 19:36, 7 June 2007 (UTC)

That page is for testing a proposed infobox format, one that didn't quite catch on. Feel free to read its talk page for more information. I'm not sure why I picked replacement (maybe because the infobox would replace the current format? That's kind of a lame guess, but it's the best I've got). — It's dot com 20:18, 7 June 2007 (UTC)

a comment to it's dot com

hey it's dot com, you are awesome. that is all i have to say. 74.245.20.195 04:03, 9 June 2007 (UTC)

Thanks, anonny! Every time that I look at myself, I can't believe how awesome I am. I mean, how awesome I aaaaaaaaaaaam... Out of curiosity, what prompted you to say so? — It's dot com 23:57, 10 June 2007 (UTC)
You are awesome for all you do for the wiki. 74.245.20.195 22:59, 15 June 2007 (UTC)
Now I'm curious, too! Good old Dot com really keeps the inner workings of the wiki going. But most of his awesomeness would not be visible to a "random IP editor" as you once called yourself ;-) How did you notice? And have you thought about creating an accountLoafing 00:51, 17 June 2007 (UTC)
I have been here for awhile, I just haven't thought about creating an account. I just see a lot of good things that It's dot com and some other editors do.

Order!

I've been making a lot of revisions to the alternate universe article lately (as you've probably noticed, seein' as how you're a recent changes junkie, according to your user page), and I've noticed that the Fun Facts aren't in any apparent order. Maybe my subconscious just made this up to confuse me, but don't they go in order according to the portion of the email they refer to, from first to last? Also, I was wondering about the validity of the "Senor Cardgage's legs" goof (in the same email). I can clearly see his right leg past Keyboard Strong Bad, and I'm pretty sure the only reason his left leg isn't visible is because it's obscured by his glove. Perhaps it's a fixed goof...? ~That Guy Over There (User talk:That Guy Over There) 03:54, 7 July 2007 (UTC)

In general, yes, fun facts are supposed to be presented in the order the things they refer to appear in the toon. This is just a guideline, though, so as long as it's kinda close, it doesn't have to be exact. In other words, it's not worth fixing unless it greatly improves the readability of the section. As for your specific comments regarding Senor, I'm not familiar with that. Perhaps try bringing it up on the talk page of the toon. Cheers! — It's dot com 04:07, 7 July 2007 (UTC)
Thanks. I just thought that while I was asking about the page I'd see what you knew about it. ~That Guy Over There (User talk:That Guy Over There) 04:42, 7 July 2007 (UTC)

Randomizer

This conversation is copied from the IRC channel and edited to remove lines irrelevant to the point i'm bringing up:

[2007-07-30 02:31:56] <DeFender1031> hmm.. hrwiki's page randomizer seems to be biased...
[2007-07-30 02:32:15] <Bluebry> DeFender: a conservative or liberal bias?
[2007-07-30 02:33:41] <DeFender1031> Bluebry, in other words, there are a lot of pages that i've gotten 10 times and there are a lot i've never gotten
[2007-07-30 02:34:32] <Phlip> DeFender1031: You'd expect there to be a lot of pages you get 10 times, and some you've never gotten... if you get all of them the exactly same number of times, that would be an anomaly
[2007-07-30 02:35:32] <DeFender1031> Phlip, but it should be close to the statistical mean, shouldn't it?
[2007-07-30 02:37:26] <Phlip> hmm... it looks like the randomiser can be biased...
[2007-07-30 02:37:37] <Phlip> to make it run fast
[2007-07-30 02:38:38] <Phlip> each page has a random number assigned to it in the DB, which is changed every time the page is edited
[2007-07-30 02:38:56] <Phlip> Special:Random picks a random number, and picks the page that has the closest number assigned to it
[2007-07-30 02:39:33] <Phlip> so if the random numbers in the table aren't uniform, which they won't be, then the pages that're in the clumps will be chosen less often.
[2007-07-30 02:40:26] <DeFender1031> well that's just stupid
[2007-07-30 02:40:38] <Phlip> but it's much faster than any other method
[2007-07-30 02:40:58] <DeFender1031> each one should have a number from when it's created, from 1 - 17XX and then the randomizer should pick like that
[2007-07-30 02:41:12] <Phlip> when your site gets as many hits as WP, probably including a lot of bored users pounding the SP:R button, every speed increase helps
[2007-07-30 02:41:27] <Phlip> DeFender1031: how would you handle page deletions?
[2007-07-30 02:42:29] <DeFender1031> Phlip, very simple. when a page is deleted the last numbered page takes on that number instead, and the randomizer max goes down by 1
[2007-07-30 02:45:15] <DeFender1031> Phlip, here's the thing. all pages get numbered. 1-1769 right? and the randomizer max gets set to 1769. then let's say #537 gets deleted, 1769 becomes 537, and the randmax becomes 1768
[2007-07-30 02:45:28] <Phlip> hmm... that'd work
[2007-07-30 02:46:14] <DeFender1031> Phlip, yeah it'd work, i've used that method many times in my own programs and it's the fastest method i've seen/tested.
[2007-07-30 02:46:23] <Phlip> there'll be some extra SELECT MAX()s in various places... but I don't think they'd slow it down too much
[2007-07-30 02:46:47] <DeFender1031> Phlip, so why this random value ridiculousness?

So now I ask you, why this random value ridiculousness? — Defender1031*Talk 02:57, 30 July 2007 (UTC)

MediaWiki is a wonderful tool, but there are some screwy things about it, and it's not always geared toward smaller wikis. Feel free, however, to bring it up with the main MW developers and see if they'll change it. As for our wiki, the expense of hacking it from the default and maintaining it each time we upgrade outweighs the marginal benefit of doing so. — It's dot com 03:17, 30 July 2007 (UTC)
Garr! Every time i suggest a useful improvement you shoot me down. — Defender1031*Talk 03:22, 30 July 2007 (UTC)
That's an unfair generalization. In this case, however, it's just too trivial an issue to worry with changing it on our wiki only. — It's dot com 04:10, 30 July 2007 (UTC)
Here's my input. "Dice have no memory." Each roll of the dice is random; therefore, each outcome could be whatever. You could roll twenty 6's in a row. It's improbable, but it's certainly very possible. The question is, then, if changing the way the randomizer works would effect a real change? Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 03:23, 30 July 2007 (UTC)
It's not quite that simple. The way the pages are chosen makes it more likely that—at any one time—certain pages will be favored over others. Suppose we have six pages. Instead of being numbered 1 to 6, each time a page is edited it is assigned a random value between 0 and 1, which are not guaranteed to be uniformly distributed (let's say ours are .01, .40, .67, .68, .69, and .92). Each time a random page is loaded, it selects the lowest value higher than another random value. If it chose .25 as the value, the .40 page would be returned. Under this system, .40 is 39 times more likely than .01 to be returned, and .67 is 27 times more likely than either .68 or .69. On a very large wiki, like Wikipedia, you probably wouldn't notice this. On a smaller wiki, apparently it is noticeable. It's not a perfect system, but it gets the job done well enough not to worry over. — It's dot com 04:10, 30 July 2007 (UTC)
It's not "well enough". I sometimes do editing by clicking on random and reading the page to see what i can improve. It is annoying when the same page that i just read comes up 15 times without 75% of the other pages on the wiki coming up once. My system is just as fast and is even more efficient. And for the frequency that the wiki upgrades, i don't think it's that big of a deal. — Defender1031*Talk 04:21, 30 July 2007 (UTC)
No, it does work well enough. I clicked on the random page button repeatedly, and it wasn't until the 49th click that I got a page that I'd seen before. Maybe the glitch happens enough to annoy someone looking for something to edit, but it's fine for someone looking for something to read, which is what the link was designed for. — It's dot com 04:43, 30 July 2007 (UTC)
I had the chance to discuss this in depth with Phlip and Dot com, and what I learned is that the only way to make the results more balanced than they are now entails a lot more wear and tear on the server. Unfortunately, the way MW is set up this is the best they can do. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 09:06, 30 July 2007 (UTC)
We didn't say it was the best we could do. There are ways to make the distribution even that wouldn't adversely affect the server, but doing so would require rewriting the code and maintaining it later. At this time, there's just no need to do something like that, because the function is already doing the basic job it was designed to do. — It's dot com 14:57, 30 July 2007 (UTC)

Things to Do?

Hi again, Dot Com. I haven't been making many important edits to real pages (meaning not user talk pages) recently and I was wondering: Is there anything on the wiki that you or another sysop needs help with? I will try to help out with anything that I can. Sincerely, Homestar-Winner (talk) 01:33, 3 August 2007 (UTC)

Well, there's not just a whole lot to do during the baby break. As always, however, you can head over to The Stick for some ideas. — It's dot com 01:43, 3 August 2007 (UTC)

You are my parson of the week!

Yep. --Kanjiro talk 18:09, 6 August 2007 (UTC)

Hey, thanks! — It's dot com 18:11, 6 August 2007 (UTC)

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. Homsar44withpie 04:02, 22 August 2007 (UTC)

I've activated your account. Use it in good health. — It's dot com 19:01, 24 August 2007 (UTC)

Yay!

You won Person of the Day! Numa Numa (Talk | contribs) 17:26, 24 August 2007 (UTC) (left unsigned)

Yay! — It's dot com 19:01, 24 August 2007 (UTC)

Autopipe/Autodirect

Hey, I was wondering if you'd mind sharing the Autopipe / Autodirect extension you wrote. I just started a MediaWiki wiki of my own, and I'd really like to be able to have page titles starting with lower-case letters without causing a bunch of broken links due to capitalization--the Autopipe / Autodirect extension would be perfect. FWIW, I'll mention on the wiki where I got the extension from...

(If you've seen the post on the forums about this...yeah, that was me; that was before I checked the Talk page of the Autopipe/Autodirect page (can't believe I hadn't thought to check that before) and saw that you wrote the extension, so I figured asking about it on your talk page might be more appropriate...) Alun Clewe 20:16, 24 August 2007 (UTC)

Well, it's not an extension so much as a direct hack to quite a few of the core pages. Given that it's all about to change when we upgrade in a few weeks, I'm not sure I'm comfortable releasing it into the wild at this point. I'll let you know if there are any developments, though. — It's dot com 21:01, 24 August 2007 (UTC)
Hm, OK, I can't say I'm not a little disappointed, but I understand. If it ever does get to a point where you're comfortable releasing it, please let me know. Thanks. Alun Clewe 21:26, 24 August 2007 (UTC)

Where would we have it?

Regarding this edit summary, where exactly would we have it? The first page that came to my mind was Talk:Swears, because it has a language warning already, but if you can think of something better, or if you don't think we should have it (the vibe I got from the edit summary is that you agreed we needed to have it, but I'm not a psychology expert), tell me. --Mario2.PNG Super Martyo boing! 03:45, 31 August 2007 (UTC)

Patience. We already have something in the works. — It's dot com 03:51, 31 August 2007 (UTC)

Nice Jorb on the Stinko Comic Strip Image

I really liked your take on it, making it "informational" on how to create one. Very well done, showing off the features. I was thinking about doing that earlier, but I didn't have time. Still, very nice. Shows all the cool things you can do and different backgrounds that can be used.--Image:Stinkwing.gif »Bleed0range« 05:27, 10 October 2007 (UTC)

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. I looked all over the Wiki for something to back this up, and the best I could find was HRWiki:Da_Basement/Archive_2#Problems to cover this issue. Is there a hard fast rule about this situation, or is it a judgement call by the sysops for each toon? Does this need to be documented somewhere? wbwolf (t | ed) 04:13, 18 October 2007 (UTC)

To quote myself from Category talk:Pseudocharacters, I guess it depends on whether each one is more pseudo or more character. If a pseudocharacter behaves like a character (as, say, The Paper in the paper), then it should be listed in the cast just like any other character. Whenever it's just an object (as in almost all the other emails), it should not be in the cast. — It's dot com 04:47, 18 October 2007 (UTC)

Missy's B-day Card cont'd (from here)

Hey Dot Com,

I R F suggested that I talk to a sysop if I want to get together a Birthday card for Missy. Since sysops only have access to TBC's mailing address, I figured I'd talk to you if I wanted to get involved. I just feel like I'm dead weight on the site right now, and really want to do something.
Homestarmy Commando1 23:05, 22 October 2007

Before I talk about this idea specifically, let me suggest that if you're looking for something to do there are a lot of projects (see HRWiki:The Stick) that are more practical than this. As for a card for Missy (do we even know her birthday?), anything being sent on behalf of the wiki would have to go through an administrator (Joey, Tom, or me), not just a sysop. In other words, someone would have to send it to one of us and we'd then forward it. — It's dot com 00:14, 23 October 2007 (UTC)

For more on this subject, see HRWiki:Da Basement#Birthday cards for TBC et al.

Happy birthday, dude

祝你生日快乐! Well, it may be the twenty-fourth in my time zone, but as it's past midnight in yours, I'm going to jump the gun. Happy birthday to a superb administrator and a good friend. Do what you can to have some fun in today's days. Heimstern Läufer 05:56, 25 October 2007 (UTC)

Oho! Happy X1st birthday! I went ahead and buried some of your number one jams in a time capsule, and I've instructed all the groupies to convert your royalties into $X0,000 World Series tickets right behind the Red Sox dugout. They should be arriving right about.... NOW. Trey56 08:29, 25 October 2007 (UTC)
Wear a bikini and have a time! Loafing 09:12, 25 October 2007 (UTC)
Party! Birthday party! Has Matt? (talk) 11:31, 25 October 2007 (UTC)
Oh birhdayween, oh birthdayween, you're 6 days before Halloween. With vandals running for their lives, Strong Bad will give you a high five.
Oh birhdayween, oh birthdayween, you're 6 days before Halloween. What the crap am I talking about? It's your birthday, so jump and shout!
Oh birhdayween, oh birthdayween, you're 6 days before Halloween. I've got all types of crazy crap, if you want i'll get you deep impact.
Oh birhdayween, oh birthdayween, i think i drank too much Listerine. Seriously... I can't believe I wrote all that... Well, happy birthday, supreme overlord. — Defender1031*Talk 13:05, 25 October 2007 (UTC)
There are thirty-one days in the month of October! -- Tom 14:04, 25 October 2007 (UTC)
Mazal-tov, man! I wish you the best and may the zombies have mercy on you. In 2046. On March 31st. At 2:03 pm. Elcool (talk)(contribs)
H.P. B.D.! —BazookaJoe 18:30, 25 October 2007 (UTC)
Thanks, every person! — It's dot com 03:51, 27 October 2007 (UTC)

Collectible Figurines

I'm kind of curious about your userbox that says "This user owns most of Set 1 of the Collectible Figurines." Did you lose some? (Also, happy belated birthday). —Guard Duck talk 03:20, 27 October 2007 (UTC)

No, I never had all of them. See this thread for more. (And thanks!) — It's dot com 03:51, 27 October 2007 (UTC)
Oops. Sorry. Should have probably scanned your talk page first. —Guard Duck talk 04:24, 27 October 2007 (UTC)
Oh, it's no problem. With hundreds of threads to choose from, it's easy to miss. — It's dot com 04:45, 27 October 2007 (UTC)
True. Here's to hoping TBC comes out with "Strong Bad Sings & Other Type Hits 2" so you can get a few more archives. (PS: If they actually do, here's to hoping that there are some sloshy songs on it). —Guard Duck talk 04:58, 27 October 2007 (UTC)

Turkish subtitles

Hello, do you remember me? Or an IP starts with 85? Don't remember? Then, look at subtitles requests and choose Turkish(TR) from the navigation menu? Yeah, I did what you say, and it passed some time, but I was looking continually the page whether a reply comes before you reply. And, that's your answer: I'm Turkish, and so, I can read and write Turkish subtitles. I know English, of course, but not all Turks. (Or some of them are know at least). Anyway, I want Turkish subtitles add to the list, and my goal is that HR cartoons have loved by Turkish kids, adults, and everyone. Is this wrong? Say if it is. Anymore, I already tested a SB Email cartoon. Look if you want. Here comes. OK, I think it (my reply) is long enough. I talked you and if you want, you talk atcha later, too. Thanx. Homesturk 16:57, 27 November 2007 (UTC)

Of course I remember you. Glad to see you created an account. — It's dot com 17:05, 27 November 2007 (UTC)
This message copied to and further reply at HRWiki talk:Subtitles#Turkish (TR)

OK, thanks, Dot Com! I'm subtitling the toons (only toon now) from now on. Even I wish to present my first subtitled cartoon to you. P.S:I'm working yet. Click me! That cartoon also can accessible from the my message, above. Homes Turk 13:50, 29 November 2007 (UTC)

You're welcome! — It's dot com 16:12, 29 November 2007 (UTC)

Sabotage?

Hey It's dot com. As you may know, my password got changed recently not by me. Even my Fanstuff account was switched. Is there some way of tracking what IP or username requests password changes? I know I should not assume malice, but... I think someone did this to me on purpose. Thanks, --TheYellowDart(t/c) 04:16, 15 December 2007 (UTC)

Unfortunately, that information is not stored in the logs (and even if it were, server logs only last about a day). Sorry. The only way your password could be reset is if someone either knows your old password or if they have direct access to your email account. Hope that helps you narrow down who might have done it. — It's dot com 07:01, 15 December 2007 (UTC)
It's alright. Thanks though. I just hope nobody does that again... --TheYellowDart(t/c) 15:25, 15 December 2007 (UTC)

Why no delete?

Why won't you delete my user and talk page? The reason I want them delete is because I don't want people looking at the history. --Trogga 21:25, 19 December 2007 (UTC)

Preserving the history is the primary reason I don't want to delete your talk page. Why should the history be deleted? — It's dot com 21:30, 19 December 2007 (UTC)
I don't want people to view stuff like this the wrong way. --Trogga 01:08, 20 December 2007 (UTC)
So, are you going to do it? Sorry if I'm bothering you, it's just that you haven't responded in two days.--Trogga 18:48, 22 December 2007 (UTC)
No, I'm not planning on deleting them. I still don't see a compelling reason. — It's dot com 22:37, 22 December 2007 (UTC)
It's just that I had my user page at Wikipeda deleted. --Trogga 01:32, 23 December 2007 (UTC)

User:No Cash Value

This is actually Cow Puncher. Could you talk to him about creating multiple accounts and spamming, he doesn't seem to listen to me. User talk:Sam the Man Sam the Man 02:08, 22 December 2007 (UTC)

(God, how long do I have to say this?) I have a chain of losing my password and not entering an email >:@

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ban me. this gives you no choice. i hate u i hate u i hate u i hate u

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