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[edit] TVTropes?

Not sure the best place to put this, so I'll put it here.... since H*R deals with a lot of parodies and references to various TV tropes, could it be possible to have a quick link to TVTropes? That might help cut down on the "this reference could refer to this or this or that. wbwolf (t | ed) 23:33, 2 February 2009 (UTC)

We currently have no articles that have any links to, so a quick link to it would be pretty useless. Homestar-Winner (talk) 01:37, 3 February 2009 (UTC)
That's... not true... — Defender1031*Talk 01:44, 3 February 2009 (UTC)
OK. But where are they? Homestar-Winner (talk) 01:51, 3 February 2009 (UTC)
All over the place... i'd do a search, but google doesn't search the wiki code and the wiki search is ignoring "tvtropes" for some reason... The most recent one is a link put on Hremail 2000. — Defender1031*Talk 01:54, 3 February 2009 (UTC)
Well, I also just had done a search with Google to see if there were any links. That's why I thought there weren't any. Homestar-Winner (talk) 02:21, 3 February 2009 (UTC)
I'm not a fan of TVTropes due to fact it's nothing more than "an organized forum for people to shout out their ideas all at the same time". If it was actually organised, correctly formatted and thus readable, things would be different. I feel it would be more beneficial if we could find an alternative, well-written article about the relevant trope somewhere on the Internet, or even a Wikipedia article, if possible. – The Chort 16:44, 5 February 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Hremails

Instead of putting Short for these hremails, Can we actually put, like "Hremail: Hremail 2000"?

"HREmail" isn't actually a category of toons as of yet, though. --DorianGray 04:38, 3 February 2009 (UTC)
But it's not a short either... — Defender1031*Talk 05:08, 3 February 2009 (UTC)
They're uncategorized, and there's no reason for us to categorize them until TBC have done so as well. At the moment, they just reside in the New Stuff menu. —Guard Duck talk 05:19, 3 February 2009 (UTC)
So why on the main page does it list them as shorts? — Defender1031*Talk 19:12, 3 February 2009 (UTC)

Couldn't we at least have some kind of navigation between the hremails? Yes, they're not categorized, but they are obviously related. --Son 20:45, 4 February 2009 (UTC)

I agree.--Crudely Drawn Cupcake 23:49, 4 February 2009 (UTC)
They are categorized on, if you look under the toons menu, under new stuff, they have a little icon next to them that says "HSE" which stands for Homestar Email? Since the SBEmails have "SBE" next to them? Maybe? Dunno... --WillowDrake 5:05, 5 February 2009 (UTC)
That's not categorized. all toons have three characters next to them like that. Categorized means put into one of the toon categories. — Defender1031*Talk 12:55, 5 February 2009 (UTC)
Now that there's a handful of Hremails, I think it's reasonable if only for our own convenience to group them all together. Which is why I did so a couple of days ago. — It's dot com 04:43, 7 February 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Signature pictures

How do I put one of those pictures when I sign things?--Mariofan1000 21:24, 11 February 2009 (UTC)

For that, you'll need a signature. Please check Help:Signature for how to create one, but make sure it follows the guidelines. --DorianGray 21:25, 11 February 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Former Featured Articles

In wake of the fact that Fourth Wall Breaks and Nintendo need cleanup and Date Nite's Commentary Transcript has been left incomplete for nearly 2 years now, should I make a template and a category for Featured Articles that no longer deserve such titles? I already have some gewd ideas for template pictures. BBG 18:42, 12 February 2009 (UTC)

Off the top of my head I'd say no. Once featured, always featured. But to get a better idea, you should elaborate on what the wording of the template would be and what image we should use. — It's dot com 18:52, 12 February 2009 (UTC)
Wording would basically explain that the article needs improvement before it can once again "highlight the fine work of the Wiki", and the picture would be the pumpkin pie (unless the "worst" ribbon is too harsh, then it will be Strong Sad's Self Portrait in Late October). If that's too similar to the cleanup template, it could be invisible like {{no-image}}. I just think we need to separate articles that no longer highlight our fine work from those that do. BBG 18:59, 12 February 2009 (UTC)
Like, cough cough, history according to strong bad? - 20:13, 12 February 2009 (UTC)
It's not very clear to me what's wrong with that article. BBG 20:52, 12 February 2009 (UTC)
Featured articles here are not like those at Wikipedia. At Wikipedia, saying an article is featured means it's considered one of the encyclopedia's finest articles, and therefore those that fall below this standard end up getting de-featured. Here, it just means we thought it was cool enough to put on the Main Page. There's no need to consider an article de-featured here. Heimstern Läufer 02:22, 13 February 2009 (UTC)
As a side note, lack of a commentary transcript is not enough to deprive an article of its awesomeness. — Defender1031*Talk 10:32, 13 February 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Why...

I've always wanted to ask this, but why do we spend hours a day working on improving articles when almost 10% actually read the articles?? I guess it's good for something like a youtube video or something like that but is there some wiki inspector that comes along some time in 2009 that we're preparing for? Or is this all just for fun? Just asking. MichaelXX2 mail_icon.gif link_icon.gif 21:34, 17 February 2009 (UTC)

Ten percent of what? A far greater number of people read the articles than edit them, and even longtime editors still read articles for enjoyment. I myself read the 4 Gregs article just yesterday and learned some very interesting tidbits. The bigger answer lies in the answer to "Why does one climb a mountain?" Because it's there and it's fun and challenging to do well. — It's dot com 21:58, 17 February 2009 (UTC)
Ask not what the wiki can do for you, but what you can do for the wiki. —Guard Duck talk 00:30, 18 February 2009 (UTC)
Put simply, we have way too much time on our hands. – The Chort 19:41, 10 March 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Typo

but it isn't always clear whether or not the Dennis mentioned is reffering to the same Dennis in Thy Dungeonman. 'Refferring' should be spelled 'referring.'

Fixed. Thanks. =) --DorianGray 21:54, 17 February 2009 (UTC)
Whatever happened to be bold and have fun? Or was that changed to cower down to the sysops and beg not to be blocked? =3 MichaelXX2 mail_icon.gif link_icon.gif 21:56, 17 February 2009 (UTC)
Well, the featured article template is semi-protected, after all... Anonny: For future reference, if you create an account (and wait a day or so to be autoconfirmed), you'd be able to edit the FA writeup yourself, and fix any typos... phlip TC 22:02, 17 February 2009 (UTC)
The annony was referring to the actual page, which is not semi-protected. MichaelXX2 mail_icon.gif link_icon.gif 22:04, 17 February 2009 (UTC)
The relevant wording from the featured write-up is identical to the sentence in the article itself. There's no way to know for sure which one he meant, but it's more likely that he was intending the more visible and difficult to edit featured blurb. — It's dot com 22:25, 17 February 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Bots

If a regular user like me was skilled enough to have a bot and it was only used for good, will it be blocked? --Fangoriously 02:00, 21 February 2009 (UTC)

Yes, it would be blocked. See HRWiki:Blocking_Policy#Bots Loafing 03:17, 21 February 2009 (UTC)
Why would a good bot that works be blocked? --Fangoriously! Chat 00:49, 22 February 2009 (UTC)
Because that's what we have users for.-Record307 Talk/Contribs 03:26, 23 February 2009 (UTC)
Or, if we really do need the services of a bot, it's why we have developer-controlled bots. We actually have one bot, First Time Here?, that comes into play just about every day. Out of curiosity, what do you think we need a bot to do? — It's dot com 03:35, 23 February 2009 (UTC)
There's also The Cheatbot, which does sophisticated Gnome work so that the wiki worked more smoothly. However, it has not been active since 2 June 2008. I wonder why? – The Chort 11:31, 23 February 2009 (UTC)
Yes, I'm aware of my own bot. The Cheatbot is active only when duty calls, and currently there are no pending approved projects. — It's dot com 15:58, 23 February 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Tandy game

What did the "Tandy game" page look like before it was baleeted? --FangoriouslyFotoshopStar.png 17:15, 22 February 2009 (UTC)

[edit] 1.14 Upgrade?

I've noticed that MediaWiki 1.14 (non-rc) has been out for three days now, and it seems that we haven't upgraded. Just a note. -- 22:00, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

Three days? Wow, that would be extremely ambitious considering all of the customizations we make to the software, not to mention the fact that we developers have day jobs. Ever since we began doing upgrades the way we currently do, our record for upgrading after an official release is just under two weeks, set back when 1.8 was released. In all other cases it's taken us around two or three months (and that's not even counting the fact that we completely skipped 1.7, 1.10, and 1.13). With each upgrade, I have refined the process so that I have less to do each time (for example, by moving things out of the core code and into hooks, or by submitting a patch so that a custom feature or fix becomes standard), but some things are just intricate and have to be done manually (like autopipe). I had been making preparations in advance of the official 1.14 release, so hopefully it won't take too long, but just in case you weren't planning on keeping your pants on, I'd advise you do so. — It's dot com 00:30, 26 February 2009 (UTC)

[edit] New Page Suggestion

Hey, is there/should there be a page listing all the times that Characters imitate other Characters? Like Strong Bad imitating Homestar on Marzipan's answering machine, Homestar imitating The Cheat in Do Over, etc. etc. What do you think? (I know about the "be bold" thing, but I figured it couldn't hurt to ask someone else's opinion =P) And, for future reference, is this where suggestions for new pages are supposed to be made? If not, where? ~ Branewashed 12:18, 26 February 2009 (UTC)

A page like Impersonations of Other Characters? Which we've had for 3 years? And there isn't really a set place for new page suggestions... this is probably as good a place as any. — Defender1031*Talk 12:22, 26 February 2009 (UTC)
As a matter of fact, yes, a page exactly like that...Yeah. Sorry 'bout that. Ok, so this can be ignored. =P Thanks! ~ Branewashed 12:25, 26 February 2009 (UTC)
No problem, glad i could help. — Defender1031*Talk 12:26, 26 February 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Emoticons?

Are emoticons unique enough to deserve their own page? Off the top of my head I can think of Teen Girl Squad Issue 12, original, and Hremail 62 as examples. —Guard Duck talk 03:25, 27 February 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Self-linking image

How the crap is this possible?

As you can see, this particular image links to itself on its "links" section. Why/how does it do that? MichaelXX2 mail_icon.gif link_icon.gif 02:38, 2 March 2009 (UTC)

It's because of the {{notorphan}} template. --DorianGray 02:40, 2 March 2009 (UTC)
But how? MichaelXX2 mail_icon.gif link_icon.gif 02:40, 2 March 2009 (UTC)
Here's why: The template has the following code: <includeonly><span style="display:none">[[Media:{{PAGENAME}}]] <!-- to take the image off [[Special:Unusedimages]] --></span></includeonly>. It's a hidden link back to the image itself so that it doesn't show up in Special:Unusedimages. --Stux 03:37, 2 March 2009 (UTC)
Sorry, that's my picture. When I saw how TBC edited the picture I submitted, that put a tiny little damper on my jovial spirit. I then created my account pretty much for the sole purpose of showing that picture to the world. But, pictures don't go too well on the fanstuff page, so it just has an irregular sort of link. I guess that's why this tag is here. Bleu Ninja 23:53, 16 March 2009 (UTC)
There wasn't any particular conflict with your image, it was just the first one that came to mind that had that template. Nice use of legos, BTW. ;) MichaelXX2 mail_icon.gif link_icon.gif 02:05, 17 March 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Email

Is it really necessary to put "email" in front of every Strong Bad email name on pages with bulleted lists? Like when it says "Email crying" on the Li'l Brudder page. --FangoriouslyFotoshopStar.png 17:46, 8 March 2009 (UTC)

Yes. — Defender1031*Talk 17:49, 8 March 2009 (UTC)
Why? --FangoriouslyFotoshopStar.png 17:54, 8 March 2009 (UTC)
I'm sure we could do without the word "email" being before every SBEmail title, but since so many articles currently have the word on them, it would be easier to just not do anything about it than to change every article. Homestar-Winner (talk) 18:31, 8 March 2009 (UTC)
I always thought we had "Email" before each name because it doesn't have any captial letters so it doesn't look like a normal toon title. – The Chort 19:35, 8 March 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Fanstuff Wiki Forum

Where is it? 02:26, 10 March 2009 (UTC)'s dot com 03:24, 10 March 2009 (UTC)
Where's the Fanstuff Wiki? HUH? HUH!? I want the HRFWiki back!! --Homestar tiger
It's still under construction and may remain that way for quite some time. However, you can post fanstuff at above forum, as well as at a whole number of different H*R related fansites. – The Chort 19:40, 10 March 2009 (UTC)
That's good. I've always said that fractions and fanstuff don't mix. — It's dot com 22:37, 10 March 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Green

All that green hurts my eyes. --FangoriouslyFotoshopStar.png 20:31, 16 March 2009 (UTC)

I fixed it some. — It's dot com 20:41, 16 March 2009 (UTC)
TURN IT BACK! MAKE IT LIGHTER! This dark green is boring --FangoriouslyFotoshopStar.png 20:58, 16 March 2009 (UTC)
seriously. We should be able to have it normal. Raiku 21:30, 16 March 2009 (UTC)
Why? It's cool and it makes Dot Com's Sig green.-Record307 Talk/Contribs 22:57, 16 March 2009 (UTC)
It's just a little fun for a day (actually an extended day, since we have users in places around the world where it's already tomorrow), and if it's not your style, don't worry, everything will be back to normal soon enough. — It's dot com 23:20, 16 March 2009 (UTC)
Green fine! Just lighter! No dark! --FangoriouslyFotoshopStar.png 01:03, 17 March 2009 (UTC)
Is this the first year we've done this? I can't recall it in years past. —Guard Duck talk 01:12, 17 March 2009 (UTC)
We did it last year also. Homestar-Winner (talk) 01:41, 17 March 2009 (UTC)
You missed the point. I just want the green to be lighter green. --FangoriouslyFotoshopStar.png 02:18, 17 March 2009 (UTC)
He wasn't responding to you, he was responding to my question. And to be perfectly frank, I think that a lighter green would only make pages harder to read and harder on the eyes. —Guard Duck talk 02:23, 17 March 2009 (UTC)
Yeah, he could make it a little lighter because you can't read the text on some user pages like The Pizz's userpage.-Record307 Talk/Contribs 02:30, 17 March 2009 (UTC)
User pages aren't a priority. What's important are the articles, and the darker green makes those easier to read. We did do something like this last year, but it was only on the main page. This is the first year that it's been sitewide. — It's dot com 03:03, 17 March 2009 (UTC)
I love it. This is awesome. —BazookaJoe 03:50, 17 March 2009 (UTC)
I love how any time a site changes, people complain. It's like this on facebook also. It's only a small change people, and unlike facebook, it's only going to be like this for a day or so. If you don't like it, don't come to the site for the next few hours. — Defender1031*Talk 04:34, 17 March 2009 (UTC)
That's uncalled for. If a whole lot of people really had a problem with it, then it would indeed be appropriate for them to voice their concerns here so it could be addressed. (Fortunately, it seems like one isolated case.)— It's dot com 04:51, 17 March 2009 (UTC)
If it was a permanent change, i'd agree. Since it's very temporary, i think people can just suck it up for a day. — Defender1031*Talk 04:58, 17 March 2009 (UTC)
See, there again. You're complaining about people who are not complaining.— It's dot com 05:02, 17 March 2009 (UTC)
Well then... I stand complained about... or something. — Defender1031*Talk 05:12, 17 March 2009 (UTC)
In case my comments were misinterpreted, I think this is totally awesome. HRWiki oughta do stuff like this for more holidays, although I assume it's a bit of a hassle for developers and such. —Guard Duck talk 05:27, 17 March 2009 (UTC)
Glad to see all the rest of you guys joining the green signature crew! Heimstern Läufer 05:33, 17 March 2009 (UTC)
Well, my "Talk" link was already green, so it's not like it was that much of a reach. :) --Jay (Talk) 05:43, 17 March 2009 (UTC)

Wow, you Americans really are crazy about St Patrick's Day. Anyway, this sudden colour change got me thinking; is it possible to program into Preferences the ability to change the default colour in which users see the links? That way, you could have everything in green throughout the year! Or any other colour you'd like! Each user would be able to further customise their account, aside from changing the skins. I remember that you did just this with the TaviStyle skin after THAT April Fools incident. And I think you would still be able to override everyone's settings on holidays if you really wanted to. (Speaking of which, I just hope this year you aren't going to change everything to white. That would just be annoying.) – The Chort 17:47, 17 March 2009 (UTC)

There's no need to put it into preferences, just change your own monobook.css. — Defender1031*Talk 18:11, 17 March 2009 (UTC)
... What's a "monobook.css"? Does it have something to do with those Greasy Monkey scripts I've heard about? – The Chort 18:13, 17 March 2009 (UTC)
[edit conflict] To change the color of the links you see, add the six lines from the group at the bottom of this edit to your personal style page. If you use MonoBook, then that page is located at User:Your Username/monobook.css. Note: you should leave out the "!important" tags unless it doesn't work without them, otherwise you won't see anything special when we celebrate other days. — It's dot com 18:16, 17 March 2009 (UTC)
Thank you, It's dot com! It seems a bit difficult to do though, because you need to know the special codes for each colour you want. I just wondered whether it was possible to develop an easier interface for those who don't know much about coding, but then, due to the complete and utter irrelevance of changing the link colours, it's probably not really worth worrying about. – The Chort 18:28, 17 March 2009 (UTC)
You don't necessarily have to put a specific color number. I could have used "color: green" if I'd wanted, but I was going for something more specific. There are also online tools that can help, and any image editor worth its salt can tell you the hex value of a color. — It's dot com 20:45, 17 March 2009 (UTC)
I personally like this green, as it's my favorite color. Check out my green siggy! Am I in the green sig club now? By the way, you can go here for a graphic of the colors and their codes. MichaelXX2 mail_icon.gif link_icon.gif 20:53, 17 March 2009 (UTC)
I don't have a green sig. Is that okay? --FangoriouslyFotoshopStar.png 21:10, 17 March 2009 (UTC)
That's not really what this is about, but sure. It's okay. {Pat on head} MichaelXX2 mail_icon.gif link_icon.gif 21:15, 17 March 2009 (UTC)
Like Heimstern, I don't have to do a thing to my sig because it's been green for months now. JCM 21:40, 17 March 2009 (UTC)
My sig is bi-polar, and proud of it. —Guard Duck talk 22:29, 17 March 2009 (UTC)
Now that you mention it, some of my ancestors were Orange Irish, and some were... Green Irish? I guess? So... --Jay (Talk)
The green took a while to get used to, but I ended up liking it, especially since it saved me the trouble of making a St. Patrick's Day signature. BBG 05:07, 21 March 2009 (UTC)

[edit] the or The?

I've noticed that there has been a bit of inconsistency regarding the capitalization of the word "the" in character's names (The Cheat, The Poopsmith, The Umpire, The Grape Fairy, etc.). So I ask you, are there any established rules about this? Are certain characters' the's supposed to be capitalized, while some are not? Omnisweater 14:41, 18 March 2009 (UTC)

Not counting things like the beginning of a sentence, the only time an article in or before a name should be capitalized is when it's consistently shown to be an integral article. — It's dot com 14:53, 18 March 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Mysterious red border

Today, I noticed that there was a red border around the HRWiki. Actually, it seems to load last and resizes the entire wiki within the border. Has anyone else had this problem? I couldn't find any discussion about a background change, so I'll assume that isn't what is happening. I can provide screenshots if that would help. —Zelinda 06:05, 23 March 2009 (UTC)

Umm, I don't have any red borders. Ugozima Talk to me 22:18, 24 March 2009 (UTC)

I work for a service called ChaCha which has a Greasemonkey script that places a red border around all Wikis to remind me that I'm no supposed to use them as sources. Do you have something similar installed?— Bassbone (TALK Strong Mad Has a Posse CONT) 02:54, 25 March 2009 (UTC)
Wow, that's specific and accurate. Forgot I installed that... —Zelinda 14:04, 26 March 2009 (UTC)
For the record, I think our wiki would be an excellent secondary source to quickly lead you to the appropriate primary source on H*R, and for things they don't archive (weeklies), it would be a good primary source. — It's dot com 16:53, 26 March 2009 (UTC)
Of course, Dot com. In my year of ChaChaing though, I unfortunately have yet to get a question about Homestar. —Zelinda 01:52, 27 March 2009 (UTC)

[edit] what's with the ads?

I thought this was an ad-free site. Now I have to enable my adblock. Thanks a lot, people wh didn't donate. *cough cough* --Mario2.PNG Super Martyo boing! 04:25, 1 April 2009 (UTC)

Hey, you can't really blame me. I was unemployed for most of the donation time. Blame it on all those employed people we get at the Wiki. You know who you are, all three of you! (Well, okay, I'm employed now but my finances are still low from the fact that I was unemployed for so long.) --Jay (Talk) 04:28, 1 April 2009 (UTC)
I know. I can't believe they didn't donate. Well, I didn't either, but I'm 12. Soooooo. Ugozima Talk to me 05:06, 1 April 2009 (UTC)
Well, at least it's better than last year's April Fools' gag... --I slayed the Kerrek. Really. 06:09, 1 April 2009 (UTC)
What are you talking about, Emily. I looked at last year's gag the other day, and it still cracks me up. — It's dot com 06:14, 1 April 2009 (UTC)
These are the worst ads ever. I mean, you can't even click on them and get bombed with spyware/adware! What kind of ad service are you guys running? And where's the "Taser the Gnome for Low Rates" ad?!? Those ad banners with minigames rock! -YKHi. I'm Ayjo! 07:13, 1 April 2009 (UTC)
We're workin' as fast as we can. You have to understand, this is a long process in setting up these ads (since we never had them before), so some may not be at full functionality yet. We'll be getting more as the day wears on, as we find more sponsors. --DorianGray 07:16, 1 April 2009 (UTC)
Aw man, I thought i wasn't gonnna have to use my adblocker on this site.:(--Record307 Talk/Contribs 13:23, 1 April 2009 (UTC)
My only complaint about the ads is NOT BIG ENOUGH. If I don't have to look at the page source to read an article, then the ads aren't covering up enough of the text. Trey56 14:58, 1 April 2009 (UTC)
I don't know if this is relevant, but I don't really like what happened to the forum because I have to click "select all" every, single, time I open a new page. I like the banner and the knowledge base's ads though. Did you get the idea from the second post on the second page of this thread? BBG 15:46, 1 April 2009 (UTC)
Wouldn't be much of a prank if it was convenient for you, now would it. To answer your question, no, I did not solicit ideas from the forum. Any resemblance is coincidental (plus we were bound to eventually do this gag real thing that we're really doing from now on). — It's dot com 16:08, 1 April 2009 (UTC)
The only thing that annoys me is that they're all gifs. Couldn't they at least have been made jpgs? If i'm going to have items forced on me by a 3rd party, I'd at least like a full color palette! <silent lawls>
Why aren't there ads for real Homestar merchandise? BBG 19:13, 1 April 2009 (UTC)
We may indeed do a couple of those, but I think the other ads are funnier. To the anonny: None of them are GIFs. They're all PNGs. Most (but not all) of them are paletted to keep the filesizes down. — It's dot com 19:31, 1 April 2009 (UTC)
on my computer, sometimes the ads appear to the left of the page. TheThin 20:43, 1 April 2009 (UTC)

where do i get those stuffs i try to click on them and it dosnt do anything -awesome

As I said above, this is a long process in setting up these ads (since we never had them before), so some may not be at full functionality yet. --DorianGray 21:26, 1 April 2009 (UTC)
o so i wait for a little? -awesome

Seriously though, why DOESN'T this website have ads? That just seems silly to me, having to raise like two thousand dollars a year.

Because ads are awful. They're intrusive and annoying. Having ads means we no longer control the look of our site. Also, TBC have stated how much they hate ads, and we agree. Please feel free to toss five bucks our way. Every little bit helps. — It's dot com 22:11, 1 April 2009 (UTC)
Agree with everything Dot com said. 'Sides, we use Firefox plug-ins a lot around here; our subtitles script relies on one. Guess what one of the most popular Firefox plug-ins removes from pages. Go on, guess. --Jay (Talk) 22:14, 1 April 2009 (UTC)
I especially like the really big ads! Like the Sog Dog ones and stuff! Nice woik! Homestar-Winner (talk) 22:12, 1 April 2009 (UTC)

Is there a list of all the ads being shown here? I want to make sure I haven't missed any :P InsanityBringer 23:13, 1 April 2009 (UTC)

Not yet, but there will be later. — It's dot com 23:38, 1 April 2009 (UTC)
Ha! Seeing the Suudsu add here reminds me that I've really got to make up a glass of that to try someday. Anyway, I'd love a list of all the possible ads. I wouldn't want to miss one! The Wheelchair 01:50, 2 April 2009 (UTC)

Okay, these ads are really starting to get on my nerves. they should at least be the same size so the page loads the same way every time. That would make them more reasonable. oh, and if you're gonna beat me up, make it quick. i've got a full agenda today. The Knights Who Say Ni 03:21, 2 April 2009 (UTC)

Your signature is really starting to get on my nerves. It should at least have the same space between each line. After all, reasonable is the name of the game on a day like today. Incidentally, just how full could an agenda be with only 35 minutes left before midnight? — It's dot com 03:27, 2 April 2009 (UTC)
What i actually meant was, that's why i haven't been on earlier in the day. and perhaps i should make those horns a bit smaller. The Knights Who Say Ni 03:33, 2 April 2009 (UTC)
done -the knights who 'til recently said ni 03:43, 2 April 2009 (UTC)
I was just parodying your comment. ;) The different and obnoxious sizes were intentional. — It's dot com 04:07, 2 April 2009 (UTC)
Understood, i just wanted to have a chance to use the ridiculous signature more than i did. now i'm getting what i can out of it. The Knights Who Say Ni 04:11, 2 April 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Sbemailiarized Intro Mirror Required ASAP

The Sbemailiarized Intro has been removed from the website. It is currently impossible to watch this toon. We need to upload a mirror ASAP. – The Chort 18:25, 2 April 2009 (UTC)

Done. — It's dot com 21:36, 2 April 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Fanstuff???

Why haven't you put up the new fanstuff wiki??? :s I'm waiting for it to come. The 10th stinkoman level wont come i think. ADD THE FANSTUFF! POM Z 6:26. 3 April 2009 (UTC)

I'd check out this discussion if I were you. In short, the Fanstuff wiki will likely be up whenever its reconstruction is complete, and I'd advise you to keep your pants on, for real. —Guard Duck talk 00:06, 4 April 2009 (UTC)

Why should we keep our pants on?! It's been 224 days. We were pretty much told it would be a weekend, week tops. Instead, we are left with the cruddiest knockoff wikis, that none of the "greats" attend, that was actually initially intended for crap overflow, and a forum which is getting more and more tedious and restless by the second. People are jumping ship, and the latest April Fool's just made people realize how hopeless everything was. Imagine if the same thing happened to you guys, here at HRWiki. You'd be angry, wouldn't you?! It's as if we're a little joke to you guys. What is wrong with you people?! - 05:29, 4 April 2009 (UTC)

You know, I really didn't want to complain about this, but I thought there was something I'd bring up. A 17 year old guy who runs his website from his house can upgrade to the new Mediawiki in a day, but I don't even know if the upgrade for the fanstuff (which has been going on for months now) has even STARTED. I don't have all the facts on this, I don't know what the admin's lives are like, but I'd just like to know, what is going on. I thought a purge, stripped down, was just going in, deleting all the crap, and opening it back up. The reason it was closed off was to make renovations, and I assumed that would take a few days, tops. Is there something technical I'm missing, something I don't understand? Does anyone want to explain it to me, or the many others who are in the dark on what exactly happens when a website is purged? I mean, a few updates here and there would be nice, I didn't think it'd be too much trouble to maybe update the fanstuff with a message saying "my dog is sick, purge delayed", or "purge take few more month, virus, marriage, other stuff", I just want some updates. What I don't want, are little cartoons that joke around about how long the whole thing's been taking. I can't even comprehend how long this has been going on, I mean, it's just unbelievable. I used to spend my life over on that wiki, checking it, talking to friends, writing emails. But now, me and many others are just losing the will to write, to animate, to draw, to spend precious time, 224 precious days waiting for a website to come back, just so we can have fun again. nachobra 06:09, 4 April 2009 (UTC)

My turn for a rant, I suppose. I won't waste eloquence on this, because honestly I think we're all wasting our time complaining anyways. This wiki should never have to have so many longtime users upset about anything, let alone something that if I understand correctly, can be easily remedied by even small updates, or some indication that something is happening (Or why something isn't happening). No one would have been for this purge if we knew it would take the better part of a year of waiting. We don't appreciate the lack of communication to the users (whether or not there's more communication with the higher-ups, I don't know, but I doubt), although I'm sure this pestering isn't a thrill either. I'm sure more regular updates, instead of the nearly non-existant, sporadic updates we have been getting, would stop most, if not all, of this pestering. I'm past wanting the purge to be over immediately; I can wait longer. I just want to know what is or is not going on (Of course, we will expect something to be going on, unless there are extenuating circumstances). I think I speak for the remaining users at the Fanstuff when I say that we want our wiki back, but if that's not possible yet, we at least want to know why. Cheatachu72 06:32, 4 April 2009 (UTC)

If you have a reason for not putting the fanstuff wiki back, just tell us. Trust me, I'd rather never have the Fanstuff wiki again and have a reason for it than sit here without it questioning what the crap is going on. Really. It's been long enough. --Color Printer 19:18, 4 April 2009 (UTC)

Look guys, I'm not saying I'm satisfied with the service we're getting either. While I didn't edit on the fanstuff all that much, I loved reading some of my favorite entries, and the forum just doesn't cut it as a replacement. Believe me, I feel your pain. But I think sticking the blame on the administrators isn't the right way to go. These people are admins for a reason, and it's discouraging that the new wiki isn't up yet, but ranting about it won't help anything. They likely have their reasons, and if you really need to get to the bottom of this, you can contact them in a more constructive way rather than just shouting on the Main Page talk. —Guard Duck talk 16:33, 4 April 2009 (UTC)
Really, I'm the only one who's shouting. 17:10, 4 April 2009 (UTC)
I'm going to wait a little while to archive the main page, until this discussion is closed once and for all. Truthfully, I don't care much for the fanstuff wiki, and it doesn't effect me if the wiki never comes back, but I am curious on why this is taking about 2 thirds of a year. MichaelXX2 mail_icon.gif link_icon.gif 17:22, 4 April 2009 (UTC)

Honestly, I think making a giant rant criticizing whoever is in charge of it is pointless, seeing as how I've done this several times. But I think I'll go again, because this is the most ridiculous thing I've ever seen. The Purge was slated to take a few days, a week maybe, and then we'd be clear as crystal. If I recall correctly (I'm not very sure, it was almost a year ago), the Purge was actually delayed because of "the problem at the Wiki Forum", which, might I add, was completely fabricated. The problem, if there was one, was that nobody really wanted to take the fifteen seconds to change the forum from Locked to Unlocked. That's a different matter entirely, but it ties in here, because it seems projects at the HR Wiki take much, much, much, much longer than they need. Anybody else remember when the Purge was going to be over by October, guaranteed? And then we get no updates for quite a while until somebody pulls the excuse "oh, uh, mediawiki upgrade, yeah yeah" out. So the MediaWiki update took a little longer than it should have. That's understandable. But wasn't that released months ago? And the Purge is still going on? There are no excuses for this at all, aside from the incredibly vague "technical issues". And yeah, I know you people have lives off of the Internet, but we're not asking you to devote your life to the wiki. We're just asking you to finish what you started a year ago. But it seems that's a little much to ask. The Noid 17:33, 4 April 2009 (UTC)

i've talked to dot com who says it's going down, but i'd really love to speed this process up; i don't even care about the little intricacies of the fanstuff, the modifications. just give us a blank wiki, we don't care. 01:11, 5 April 2009 (UTC)

Actually, I kinda liked the little cartoon... --Shadow Scythe 04:02, 5 April 2009 (UTC)

Replying to specific points of rants is usually a waste of time, so I won't bother. In fact, I only skimmed the above, but I already know basically what it says. I am sorry that it has taken so long; it was never my intention for it to drag on like this. I feel especially bad for people like Shwoo who are legitimately creative and who don't want to use the fanstuff wiki purely for their own adolescent amusement. I haven't forgotten you. For those of who don't think the new wiki even exists, it does, and it has from day one. Now if I could just make it so that people could log in to the darn thing, we'd be all set. MediaWiki 1.14 has been released, and I am making good progress, but remember that everyone who works on this site is a volunteer, myself included, and I have a day job, a job where I've just come through the busiest months of the year. I do however pledge to you that the fanstuff wiki will not reopen never, so long as you all don't manage to complain away my will to live. — It's dot com 05:44, 5 April 2009 (UTC)
Maybe you could set the entire wiki to read-only while you fix the login powers. I know of at least one person who wants to see his email inbox again...

I don't know if this topic is dead, but I'd like to point out something: I found this while googling around. Anybody know what this is? Bleu Ninja 15:46, 14 April 2009 (UTC)

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