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Welcome to Joey's talk page. This is not the general help desk of the Wiki. If you need help, go to the FAQ page or visit the forum and use the help desk there. If you absolutely need an answer from me or if you have comments, feel free to leave them below.

If you leave a support question here and it disappears, look for it in the FAQ or the FAQ talk page.


[edit] My forum account

Can you please unmark it inactive and rename it accordingly? --Y2K (15px-Crystal_Clear_app_xchat.png15px-Crystal_Clear_app_kedit.png15px-Crystal_Clear_app_email.png) 06:59, 10 August 2006 (UTC)

Please post about your forum related issue in the Forum HelpDesk. -- Tom 16:45, 10 August 2006 (UTC)
How? What I'm saying is that I can't log in to the forum because my forum account has been marked inactive! --Y2K (15px-Crystal_Clear_app_xchat.png15px-Crystal_Clear_app_kedit.png15px-Crystal_Clear_app_email.png) 07:18, 11 August 2006 (UTC)
Unless I am mistaken, there is an area of the forum that allows anonymous posting, no? Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 09:10, 11 August 2006 (UTC)
Exactly right Qermaq, and that area is the Forum HelpDesk. -- Tom 12:07, 11 August 2006 (UTC)
I'm afraid I actually can't post on the Forum HelpDesk. I've tried, and I still have to log in, which I can't. --Y2K (15px-Crystal_Clear_app_xchat.png15px-Crystal_Clear_app_kedit.png15px-Crystal_Clear_app_email.png) 04:09, 20 August 2006 (UTC)
Have you tried making another account?--H*Bad 04:13, 20 August 2006 (UTC)
Y2K, please email your forum acount details and a description of your forum related issue to -- Tom 04:27, 20 August 2006 (UTC)
Wait. I just tried to post a new topic on HelpDesk, and was brought to a login page. So login seems required. Perhaps the forum settings should be reexamined. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 07:03, 20 August 2006 (UTC)
This was intentional. When the level of spam goes up in the forum, I disable anonymous posting in the help desk. It seems to be a popular target. I've re-enabled anonymous posting for now. Be advised that this may change... For best results you should try and get in touch with a mod/admin. They can help you out. — hr.pngStu My Talk23:40, 23 August 2006 (UTC)
OK, I've sent the email. Thanks for reminding me. --Y2K (15px-Crystal_Clear_app_xchat.png15px-Crystal_Clear_app_kedit.png15px-Crystal_Clear_app_email.png) 07:16, 23 August 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Sysopness

I was just wondering for no particular reason what my chances of becoming a sysop are. I couldn't tell from the user list what the ratio of legitimate users to sysops were, because most of the users seemed to be disposable accounts and sockpuppets. Flameviper 20:16, 25 August 2006 (UTC)

First, having some main namespace edits might help... For full details, check here, as this question is asked a lot. As for the ratio, yeah, it's hard to tell. --DorianGray
It's not that hard. According to Special:Statistics: There are 7,296 registered users, of which 23 (or 0.32%) are administrators. Elcool (talk)(contribs) 21:28, 25 August 2006 (UTC)
Yes, but of those users, how many are real? How many aren't sockpuppets or blocked vandals or whatever? And any maths is hard. --DorianGray

[edit] TodayborDay is JoeyDay's BirthdayborDay!

TodayborDay is BirthdayborDaybor! TodayborDay is BirthdayborDaybor! TodayborDay is BirthdayborDaybor! TodayborDay is a BirthdayborDaybor! TodayborDay! BirthdayborDay! JoeyDayborDay! BirthdayborDay! Come on everybody it's BirthdayborDay! Come on everybody it's a JoeyDayborDay! — It's dot com 17:03, 4 September 2006 (UTC)

Happy T! or... B or birthday... TheThin 17:08, 4 September 2006 (UTC)
Herzliche Glückswünschen zum Geburtstag! Heimstern Läufer 17:14, 4 September 2006 (UTC)
Mazal tov, Joey. And may you never get the black lung :). Elcool (talk)(contribs) 17:18, 4 September 2006 (UTC)
Sweet, sweet Joey,
Today is the day on your user page.
Now, get upstairs....unh!
And fix me some breakfast.The Chort 17:20, 4 September 2006 (UTC)
Happy Birthday, Joey. Or as they say around the office: Hppy B-day. -Stinkoman KTalk 17:47, 4 September 2006 (UTC)
Happy birthday, Joey. <insert birthday-themed H*R reference here> ¤ The Dang, Pom Pom, you see that? That's a nice golbol. Talk to me. 18:02, 4 September 2006 (UTC)
Happy Birthday Joey Day. May your birtdays always be full of people making the "You have new messages" pop up.--H*Bad 18:28, 4 September 2006 (UTC)
Happy JoeyDay from across The Pond (the other one!) Loafing 19:22, 4 September 2006 (UTC)
Joyeux Anniversaire JoeyDay! --Mario2.PNG Super Martyo boing! 19:27, 4 September 2006 (UTC)
Happy birthday, Joey. — Lapper (talk) 22:13, 4 September 2006 (UTC)
Aw, thanks all you guys. — wikisig.gif Joey (talk·edits) 01:27, 9 September 2006 (UTC)
Happy Belated B-Day! -Brightstar 01:52, 9 September 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Um...What's Up?

Is work still going on with the site? It's been the same for many months with no improvements. Is there just a lot of behind-the-scenes work, or have you just forgotten? When can we expect the full site to be put up? Thanks for any information. -AtionSong 16:32, 10 September 2006 (UTC)

It's just a lot of behind the scenes work. The reason why you don't see anything is because they haven't posted any links on the website.--H*Bad 19:05, 10 September 2006 (UTC)
I found something at --Y2K (15px-Crystal_Clear_app_xchat.png15px-Crystal_Clear_app_kedit.png15px-Crystal_Clear_app_email.png) 10:47, 22 September 2006 (UTC)
Yeah, alpha and beta have pretty much been running since late '05. It's going to be a Homestar Runner fan portal, and it'll be done when it's done. — Lapper (talk) 12:24, 22 September 2006 (UTC)

[edit] your input

Hey Joey,

I know you are busy right now getting the pledge drive going, but I was wondering if you could give your valuable and time sensitive input here.

I R F 15:31, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Help on committee

I am a web designer who knows his way around xml html css and many MANY other languages used on the site. How may I join the validation commitee? Do i just add my name to the list, or is there something i have to go through?
---Jmoney 21:55, 18 November 2006 (UTC)

This would be a question for the FAQ, so I'll take the liberty of answering it. I'm very glad you find yourself so confident in your coding know-how, and we would be honored to have you on the validation committee. Simply add your name to the list and help out where you can. — Lapper (talk) 21:58, 18 November 2006 (UTC)
Thanks, and i am very proud of my coding ability. If I ever come of egotistical please tell me. -Jmoney 00:39, 22 November 2006 (UTC)

[edit] The Logo

The logo of your's good. Are you a magician or you've done it at Photoshop?

[edit] Oops, please revert.

I accidentaly made some modifications, very un inteligent as you will see, in sbemail#143, and they are mutliple times added. Also during this modification I added a pic, Explain_Jmoney_001.JPG. Sorry again. Please tell me if I will need to re add the chalk board comment & pic (that one was correct.) I will go clean it up a little for now, but revert it all plz. Sorry for the trouble (still new here.)
-Jmoney 23:37, 28 November 2006 (UTC)

Hey Jmoney. Anyone can revert an edit, simply by pressing the tab that says history, clicking on the edited version before the one that you want to revert, clicking edit, and saving it. This will save the old page revision as a new one. There's a lot of awesome stuff that can be done with the history button, and they are all detailed here Also, I reverted it simply because it was bad staging, and not a glitch at all. Happy wiki-ing, - link_icon.gifThe Joe(Talk) 23:46, 28 November 2006 (UTC)

[edit] D'ween list

Wow, you've got some awesome books on your listDesiring God is on my top 10 list, and Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God is one of the most balanced reconciliations of human responsibility and "determinism" I've read. Hope you get 'em! Trey56 23:55, 14 December 2006 (UTC)

Thanks, Trey56. I've got a private wishlist on Amazon that's over 10 pages long (at 25 items per page). Much of the books are in a similar vein. You can also get a good idea of what I've read by checking out my LibraryThing catalog. Have you tried LibraryThing? It sounds like we would share many of the same books. You should start cataloging yours so I can see what you've read. — wikisig.gif Joey (talk·edits) 21:13, 20 December 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Help!

I just started a wiki for my fansite, (wiki is here), and I can't figure out how to make the main page boxes on the monobook like yours. Help me? Strong Devon 14:14, 5 April 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Thank You page

Haldo Joey, I noticed that User:Lunar Jesters is not on HRWiki:Thank You!. Is there some reason he isn't? By the way, he requested that his real name not be used on the ledger, so Loafing went ahead and changed it. Might want to update your spreadsheet. —BazookaJoe 01:39, 12 April 2007 (UTC)

Ah, probably just oversight on my part. There are a lot of names! I'm bound to miss one or two. I'll add him with the next round of names I'll be adding tonight. Cheers! — wikisig.gif Joey (talk·edits) 02:33, 13 April 2007 (UTC)

[edit] InterWiki stuff

Hey, I'm a rather inexperienced wiki user, and I was just wondering how you work your interwiki and shortcut linking to have little icons next to all the links. I'm about to help create a wiki that could use a feature like that. Please respond by E-mail. --Mattgcn

Have a look at MediaWiki:Common.css – in particular, around halfway down, all the blocks that start with something like #bodyContent a[href ^=""]. That particular selector doesn't work in Internet Explorer, unfortunately (well, in IE6 at least, I haven't used IE7), but it does work in Firefox, and I'm pretty sure it works in Opera. Dunno about Safari. --phlip TC 10:23, 27 April 2007 (UTC)
Ooh, thanks alot! It's now being put into effect at WikiLemon and will be at DementiaWiki when it's made :D --Mattgcn
It does work in IE7, btw. — It's dot com 18:59, 27 April 2007 (UTC)

[edit] B-Day

When the next Chaps birthday is, could I be in on the card? peace- -- Lazylaces Talk 15:01, 27 May 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Forum Troubles

Hey, I know you may not be the one to ask on this, but I recently got a new computer and while visiting the forum, I discovered that my IP had been banned. I know it's my IP, because I wasn't even able to log in. I don't see how that's possible, because this is like only the second day I've had it, and I didn't do anything on the forum on those two days. On a side note, I tried to log in on my Wiki account (Pop_tire), and it said there was no such account. I'm not sure what's going on, and would love (if anything), just some light on what's going on. If I did do anything, I'm sorry. ----

[edit] personal letter from matt chapman

are you the one that got the personal letter? if so, that is so completly awesome! by the way, I want to sign Mike's birthday card.user:haldo

Erm... Can I sign the D'ween card, then? sorry i missed your B-day, Mike Chapman... Haldo 20:47, 8 November 2007 (UTC)user:haldo

[edit] Happy Birthday!

Happy birthday! Thank you for bringing us these wonderful wikis! --Homestar tiger Geronimo!(From the HRFWiki) 14:29, 4 September 2007 (UTC)

Thanks! — wikisig.gif Joey (talk·edits) 03:51, 5 September 2007 (UTC)
Is it still your birthday? Happy B if so. Happy B+1 if not. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 02:40, 6 September 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Wikipedia:Joey Day

Hey there, Joey. A few minutes ago I tried creating an article about the creator of my favorite wiki on Wikipedia, but now I copied some stuff from your user page and put it on there. Someone (actually a bot) said that they cannot keep this for legal reasons. Is this true? See ya,
Homestar-Winner (talk) 22:51, 2 October 2007 (UTC)

I'm sorry, Homestar Winner, but I've deleted this article. Wikipedia's criteria for speedy deletion require that articles have an assertion of notability, and being the founder of a website isn't really an assertion of notability (unless the website is something like Amazon, Google or Wikipedia itself). Heimstern Läufer 23:09, 2 October 2007 (UTC)
Oh, well. I still think you deserve your own article, but I gotta listen to them sysops (not you, the Wikipedia ones). Bye now, see? Homestar-Winner (talk) 23:16, 2 October 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Wiki tips

Hey, Joey, I'm thinking about starting my own wiki. Any programs you would suggest? He can't say job. Don't say jorb 101 Seriously, he can't say job!

Yeah, I'd highly recommend MediaWiki. Cheers! — wikisig.gif Joey (talk·edits) 23:14, 2 December 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Adopt The Cheat Foundation

Joey, you wrote on your user page that you'd like to eventually own a Kick the Cheat plush. You may be running out of time, as currently there are about 150 left. I like the logo for the Adopt The Cheat Foundation, do you? —THE PAPER PREEEOW 23:09, 12 December 2007 (UTC)

Hm, maybe I'll have my wife buy me one for Christmas then. Thanks for the heads up. Yeah, the logo's great! — wikisig.gif Joey (talk·edits) 16:01, 13 December 2007 (UTC)
Well, it looks like you're too late now. Now all you can do is think about the wonderful joy a toy The Cheat that you can kick around would be, and that you would have loved to have one. You watch all of the little boys and girls playing with their Kick The Cheats and bringing great smiles to their faces, thinking that a Kick The Cheat would make you extremely happy, too. And you would love more than anything else to have one. But you don't have one. Oh well. Homestar-Winner (talk) 02:07, 19 December 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Sir

Well hello, fine gentleman and starter of this. I am a ameteur magigian and I do not do parlor tricks. Just wanted to say hello, Aaron Master of Life 20:19, 20 December 2007 (UTC)

[edit] sysoping

2 things;

1.)please delete the page eat a lot of food alert

and 2.) please make me a sysop or a beurocrat.--Wichesbrew82 20:30, 17 February 2008 (UTC)

I request that you DON'T delete the eat a lot of food alert. We must keep it! This is the first time I've talked to ya haven't I? --The 386 My talk 03:51, 18 February 2008 (UTC)

this is not the place for this discussion. — Defender1031*Talk 03:54, 18 February 2008 (UTC)
DeFender1031 has a point, though he might've elaborated on it further. First off, it looks as though someone has already indicated on the eat a lot of food alert page that it is under consideration for deletion. I could simply delete it, but the usual procedure is to discuss why an article is to be deleted and come to some kind of community consensus before actually wiping it out. This ensures that good pages don't get lost by hasty sysop decisions. Second, there are policies and procedures in place for deciding who to extend sysop and bureaucrat privileges to. These privileges are usually extended only when our current sysops and bureaucrats are getting overwhelmed, which, to my knowledge, is not the case at this time. Additionally, such privileges are typically extended not to those who ask for them, but to those rather quiet, diligent folks who work the hardest and seem to be most serious about making the wiki a better place. Believe me, notice is taken of hard workers with apparent leadership skills and, assuming you fit the desired qualifications, you will be considered without needing to explicitly ask. Lastly, I should note that it has been some time since I've had an active presence on this wiki. Administration of this sort of stuff has been handled by others for some time now. I'm not suggesting you should contact someone else directly about this, for that would still be inappropriate. I only mention this to say that I'm definitely the wrong guy to ask these questions of. My role around here of late has more and more to do with the finances and administrivia dealing with domain registration and server leasing, and less and less of things like deleting pages and extending privileges. Hope this is helpful. — wikisig.gif Joey (talk·edits) 21:29, 18 February 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Forbidden'd!

Lol, I love the "Forbidden'd!" page. And I viewed the source and it said I was a nerd! (Which I am) TheThin 00:34, 27 May 2008 (UTC)

[edit] FellowSites

A way you can register domains is by maybe creating a section of the FellowSites signup page that links to a script that can add website names to your Hosts file (C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hosts). I've tested it on my computer and it works flawlessly. --Y2K (15px-Crystal_Clear_app_xchat.png15px-Crystal_Clear_app_kedit.png15px-Crystal_Clear_app_email.png) 09:01, 5 June 2008 (UTC)

True, it'll work for you, but it means anyone else who you try to direct to your site, you'll have to get them to set up the hosts file first... which isn't going to happen, they just want to click a link and end up somewheres. If they have to download and run something just to view your site, they're not going to (not to mention that you'll set off "potential virus" red flags in the mind of the viewer). Also, it won't work if you have a proxy server (you'll have to install the Hosts file on the proxy itself... which most people won't have access to). In short: hosts files are fine for testing things, and for naming things on a local network (where you're able to put the file on every computer), but it's no substitute for a real DNS entry, which you're going to have to pay for, no way around it. However, it is possible to have a Fellowsites account without owning a domain name – you'll just end up with a less memorable url, like (NB: things like the images and formatting are broken via that link, but that's just 'cause of how the wiki's set up... it expects to be accessed via --phlip TC 10:48, 5 June 2008 (UTC)

[edit] sysop

JoeyDay, caan you please make me a bureaucrat? It would be appreciated. Dagoth 11:44, 5 June 2008 (UTC)

Generally, it's frowned upon to ask to be made a sysop, bureaucrat, or otherwise. If you would like some tips on how to be the best user you can be, please go here. -Brightstar Shiner 11:50, 5 June 2008 (UTC)

[edit] MediaWiki 1.13

The Wikimedia Foundation have released MediaWiki 1.13. Have you considered upgrading? Dagoth 06:08, 17 August 2008 (UTC)

Hey, Dagoth. If you look up a few threads, you may notice that Joey's already pointed out that he's not the most active around here anymore. It's largely other developers who handle this sort of thing these days. I wouldn't spend my time going to their talk pages about this either, though. While I can't speak for them, I can tell you that they're very on top of things, and I have complete confidence that they'll be making all needed upgrades in due time. Heimstern Läufer 06:25, 17 August 2008 (UTC)

[edit] I have a question

Hey JoeyDay,

I have a question:

How do you become a sysop, bureaucrat or admin?

I'd like to gain a title like that, as I do Gnome Work, edit pages, create userboxes, and (my most significant job) check the orphaned and dead-end pages for updates.

Do admins, like, monitor your progress then decide if you are that kind of material?

I would prefer it if you could answer my question on my discussion page, but I don't mind if you prefer to answer to this.

from ALJ123456 posted at 18:50 UK Time

you can't. he chooses them few and too far...i think that's an expression. did i say it right? no? cool. anyway, you can't and when he does he picks the best users to do this job. HSB150Homsarstrongbad150Homestar Runner!! 00:43, 29 November 2008 (UTC)

Thanks! I'd better just do my thing and hope that luck turns my way!


Please see also: HRWiki:FAQ#How do I become an admin or sysop?. --DorianGray 10:06, 29 November 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Hosting

Hey Joey. I sent you an email a while back about upgrading my hosting account to 10GB per month. It would be good if that good be implied as soon as possible. Please and thankyou. – Pertmywert (Talk·Edits) 08:53, 23 March 2009 (UTC)

[edit] I got an idea!

Do you think users could make their own blockquote class? I know I would like that!

[edit] Copyright of wiki logo?

Seeing as you are the founder, manager, webmaster, whatever of this wiki, I thought I'd ask you what the copyright status is of the wiki's logo (i.e. File:Wiki-kb-c.gif). The image page says that it's a screenshot of a copyrighted web page, but that isn't entirely accurate, as it isn't a screenshot and it belongs to this website. So, do you know what the actual legal status of the logo is? Thanks, Oxguy3. 17:36, 29 July 2010 (UTC) (Note: this edit will show up from my IP address because my current internet connection or computer has some problems staying logged in)

The part that is a screenshot is the image of Homestar, which belongs to The Brothers Chaps. We use it in our logo at their pleasure (meaning they are aware we use it but haven't ever given us any kind of formal permission to do so; if they were ever to tell us to stop using it, we would immediately comply). The overall design of the logo is restricted to this site and (except for fair use) is not available to third parties. — It's dot com 18:06, 29 July 2010 (UTC)

[edit] Sysop Request

Oh hello Joey! Check me out! I want to be a sysop!

Crudfully, Cheergly (talk) · 19:32, 17 October 2011 (UTC)

JoeyDay doesn't grant sysop rights anymore. Even if he did, we're not in the market for new sysops right now. Even if we were, you'd need to meet these qualifications. — It's dot com 19:41, 17 October 2011 (UTC)
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