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Sorry

Hey Jay, sorry 'bout breaking up the pages with my sig. I didn't realize I had added an extra return in there. Thanks for fixing it » c u t e p e t s r u s « T/C

Not a big deal. Everyone's new once. --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 05:26, 17 July 2006 (UTC)
Cool » c u t e p e t s r u s « T/C 01:10, 19 July 2006 (UTC)
Hey Jay- while I'm here I just thought I would ask you this: (I would just wait for it to be partrolled, but I just wanted to check it with you) is my question of the day on my user page too much like a real STUFF or is it ok? » c u t e p e t s r u s « T/C 23:27, 9 August 2006 (UTC)
My problem with it isn't STUFF related; it is strongly encouraged on this Wiki not to encourage other people to edit your own User page for any reason (we had a long and bloody fight over this when it came to "Guestbooks".) --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 23:38, 9 August 2006 (UTC)
Ok, so would it be fine if I moved it over to my talk page? » c u t e p e t s r u s « T/C 23:51, 9 August 2006 (UTC)
I don't have a problem with that myself, but I don't know how other sysops will view it (though I doubt they'll have a problem with it; many users have mini-"contests" expecting answers on their talk pages). --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 23:52, 9 August 2006 (UTC)
Cool, well see what happens. It's still a possibly that nobody will respond and I'll take it off. » c u t e p e t s r u s « T/C 23:55, 9 August 2006 (UTC)

Sig issue

Hey, I had the same thing happen when the three ~'s didn't become a sig. Odd, any idea why? Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 21:40, 8 May 2006 (UTC) (Just to try it here: Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png)

This is a known limitation of the autocolumn feature. It will be fixed when we upgrade to MediaWiki 1.6. Coincidentally, I have already spent part of this afternoon working on debugging it. — It's dot com 21:54, 8 May 2006 (UTC)
Ah, thanks. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 22:03, 8 May 2006 (UTC)
That a splains that. --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 22:19, 8 May 2006 (UTC)

About "japanese cartoon"...

  • Hi, Jay. I wanted to make a comment about the NES endings easter egg, particularly the Metroid ending, and it didn't seem appropriate to bring it up in the cartoon discussion (plus it wouldn't make sense to anyone besides us). Since you don't have a listed e-mail, I'll bring it up here. The screen that it shows, "You Fulfiled Your Mission", et. al., either features a Samus Aran in her normal suit or, if you enter a certain code (the famed JUSTIN BAILEY ------ ------ code, for example), a suitless Samus, as it shows in this instance. VGMuseum shows both variants as an animated gif. Both variants do not show in the same ending, you either get the normal variant or the suitless variant if you put in a suitable code. It is the following screen which is then based upon time, and that screen does not feature any sort of text. When the game is completed under 3 hours, that screen also shows Samus in a red suit...whereas if Samus is suitless, she will always be seen in a green suit on the first screen.

    Anyway, I just felt like mentioning it. By the time you read this, I will probably have edited the page again and I wanted to explain the reasoning behind it instead of it potentially resulting in a siutation where we are constantly changing each others' edits. Otherwise...keep up the good work with editing the wiki and I'll do likewise. -- Frickinsellout 16:27, 27 May 2006 (UTC)

P.S. You are free to make this entry DELETED shortly after you read this, since it may not be the sort of thing necessarily to have in your archives.  :)

CGNU fight song

Hey Jay. I was wondering if you could upload the rest of the song for the three clefs. So can you upload the rest of the song, please? Also, I think that maybe it could then be placed in the CGNU page.--H*Bad 22:53, 30 May 2006 (UTC)

I don't think that's necessary. I was trying to illustrate a point; a point I feel has been made and I'd just as soon delete what I already have if there are no objections. And if we have to transcribe the CGNU song, what about The Cheat is Not Dead? What about the Homestar Runner Theme Song? What about every song except MAYBE the raps? Seems rather unnecessary. --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 23:48, 30 May 2006 (UTC)

Edit

The edit on the Admin thing. I was going to revert it, but it really just creeped me out.--H*bad 01:20, 3 June 2006 (UTC)

It doesn't matter as long as someone reverts it. Heck, I only didn't revert it because Qermaq got to it first. --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 01:20, 3 June 2006 (UTC)
I almost puked.--H*bad 01:22, 3 June 2006 (UTC)
It wasn't that bad. --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 01:23, 3 June 2006 (UTC)
Well, thats really just me. I don't want to say anymore.--H*bad 01:25, 3 June 2006 (UTC)
Inappropriate? Absolutely no argument. Vandalism? Of course. But come on, it was just some really vague sexual references. Sexuality is a normal human concept. --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 01:26, 3 June 2006 (UTC)
I would agree. The vandalism was inappropriate, but the subject matter would be considered appropriate for adults (outside the workplace and other similar areas) by society. I've seen more graphic stuff on the TV. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 01:39, 3 June 2006 (UTC)
Yeah, almost everyone over, like, 11 or 12 has seen stuff like that. AlliterativeAssociate 01:45, 3 June 2006 (UTC)
Which is a problem in our society. The reason why I might have gotten sick, was because of that I have been raised without it.--H*bad 01:47, 3 June 2006 (UTC)
That is true - we do need to be cautious here because of the kids who have not (we are not in a position to educate young minds in how to deal with that, that's a parent's job) and in recognition that there are a few folks here and there who happen to simply have an aversion to anything in this particular theme. Out of respect to them, we need to be diligent. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 01:53, 3 June 2006 (UTC)
I am personally of the persuasion that vague sexual references aren't damaging to children at all and that some people blow them way out of proportion, but that said, I never said it wasn't inappropriate or vandalism. --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 01:55, 3 June 2006 (UTC)
I was going to revert it as well but Qermaq beat me to it. It's Okay to feel uncomfortable when seeing that kind of thing, H*bad. But then again that may be what the vandal was trying to do....Hmm... --Dacheatbot · Communicate 02:14, 3 June 2006 (UTC)

SB answering emails

Well, he answered mine. HOOWAY!! --Homfrog 23:28, 25 June 2006 (UTC)

Yeah, yeah, rub it in. --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 23:46, 25 June 2006 (UTC)
I wish Strong Bad would answer my emails.(All 50 of them) -H*Bad 20:06, 30 June 2006 (UTC)
Lucky! But we shouldn't feel bad because you do hear more people saying randomly "he answered my e-mail" more than just in the middle of something "he didn't answer my e-mail" matt said they get anywhere from 2,000 e-mails a day, which are pretty slim chances. » c u t e p e t s r u s « T/C 02:38, 27 July 2006 (UTC)

Toot sweet

Sorry about just deleting that fun fact. I guess I should have STUFF'D it, but it seemed really obvious to me at the time. I tried to figure out which I should do from the "Help" page but it seemed deliberately vague. Just so you know, STUFFing was my next step if it showed on the original article again; I wouldn't have repeatedly deleted it. Point7Q 04:44, 4 July 2006 (UTC)

Not a huge deal; I just felt like circumventing the problem before there was one. I can see how someone unfamiliar with French might not realize the origin of the phrase. --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 05:49, 4 July 2006 (UTC)


main page 15

Oh, i know why it doesnt work! Im using Firefox, i tested it in IE and it didnt work, so thats why. x66x66 1:58 7/18/06

Hm... that could be it. --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 18:44, 20 July 2006 (UTC)

Spelling of "Gip"

Hi,

Please see http://www.answers.com/topic/gyp (and to be fair also see http://www.answers.com/topic/gip)

Will you allow my edit of theme song to stick now?

Thanks 198.49.180.40 00:20, 8 August 2006 (UTC)

I see your comment in the themesong page. Why don't you note that what SB typed is a mis-spelling? Other transcripts do that. "Gyp" is a slur, related to Gypsies' reputation as thieves. That's why "gyp" is the correct spelling. 198.49.180.40 00:24, 8 August 2006 (UTC)
You do realise that the first link you gave [1] says that it's also spelled "gipped"? Loafing 00:41, 8 August 2006 (UTC)
Sure. But the second [2] doesn't say anything about it (this meaning). "Gip" is obviously not considered a canonical spelling of this particular term by the American Heritage Dictionary, but variant instead. Why don't we add it to the transcript with the note about SB's variant spelling? 198.49.180.40 00:50, 8 August 2006 (UTC)
That first link you gave is GIP in all caps. Did you see this article [3]? Variants are not misspellings, and are not really important to note. So makey outy 01:01, 8 August 2006 (UTC)
It is also questionable that "gyp" really is a slur (see the Wiktionary, though as we discovered earlier today, "gip" is actually not present there for some reason.) We had this discussion earlier today. At any rate, Strong Bad actually types the word "gipped", and according to our Manual of Style, what Strong Bad types is what we type, whether misspelled, nonsensical, or contrary to what he actually says (though in that last case, we also note what he actually says.) --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 00:46, 8 August 2006 (UTC)
That's why I didn't put the slur under "Fun Facts" - I know lots of people would howl about it. 198.49.180.40 00:50, 8 August 2006 (UTC)
[It's clear]. Maybe not to lots of people in general, especially Americans, but it's not imaginary. 198.49.180.40 00:52, 8 August 2006 (UTC)
Even if we accept it, why does it matter to the topic at hand? Many dictionaries accept "gip" as a viable alternative. --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 00:57, 8 August 2006 (UTC)
Citations, please? 198.49.180.40 01:03, 8 August 2006 (UTC)
Why? I believe it's notable. Want me to find examples of SBEmail transcripts where similar things were noted? I'm only trying to note the spelling issue, not the slurring issue. That doens't belong in the transcript, but instead in Trivia or something. 198.49.180.40 01:06, 8 August 2006 (UTC)
[4] [5] [6] --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 01:07, 8 August 2006 (UTC)
If you can find one where it's just a variant and not an actual misspelling, then it would be a valid precedent. So makey outy 01:09, 8 August 2006 (UTC)
If you can find one where it's just a variant and not an actual misspelling, then I will happily remove it there too, 'cause I really don't think variants are notable. --phlip TC 01:11, 8 August 2006 (UTC)

This section should really be moved to Talk:theme songLoafing 01:33, 8 August 2006 (UTC)

Comedy Stylings

Re: this - what's abnormal about the construction "comedy stylings"? Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 02:51, 8 August 2006 (UTC)

It's certainly not something I hear on anything remotely resembling a normal basis. And it certainly sounds more awkward than "headbrow style" (given what it's representing; a hair style) and "With the e-mail style, get it over with!", both of which are currently on the "Style" page. --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 07:22, 8 August 2006 (UTC)
Hmm. I was under the impression that the page was not for citing usage of "style" when it's a common phrase in American English. Not that it's necessarily authoritative, a GoogleFight between the examples we've cited proves interesting. Fact is, there's a LOT of examples of this phrase's usage. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 09:12, 8 August 2006 (UTC)
That's got nothing to do with the odd usage of "stylings" and more to do with the usage of the word "headbrow". Like I said before, it represents a hair style. --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 15:58, 8 August 2006 (UTC)
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