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Main page redesign
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Edit link issue

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[edit] Unfinished and ongoing projects

[edit] Wiki Cleanup

Ongoing cleanup tasks can be found at HRWiki:Cleanup

[edit] DVD Commentary

Although all DVD commentaries have been transcribed, several commentaries from strongbad_email.exe Disc Six and Sbemails' 50 Greatest Hits DVD still need a second editor to verify and proofread the transcription. See HRWiki:DVD commentary transcripts for a list of commentaries that require proofreading.

The article DVD Commentary Speakers similarly needs cross-checking to verify that the individuals present on commentaries have been correctly recorded.

Also check Category:Section Stubs, which includes DVD commentary entries that need their "Fun Facts" subsection expanded.

[edit] Subtitles

Since nearly all subtitles have been done in English, it is time to improve their quality. Here are some starters.

Now is also a good time to translate them to other languages. See the project's section.

[edit] List all files

I am starting a project to list all known files on, starting with the SWFs, to make them easy for people to download with download managers. The list so far is at User:Nerd42/List. --NERD42  email  talk   h²g²  pedia  uncyc  01:09, 24 October 2006 (UTC)

Here is my equivalent of that list, but with a much larger scope. -- ■■   PURPLE  WRENCH   ■■ 19:31, 22 February 2015 (UTC)

[edit] Locations

Many locations do not have a full filmography; many still need to be added.

[edit] Physical Descriptions

Most of the articles about characters and such lack basic physical descriptions. I know that this is largely because we rely heavily on accompanying each article with appropriate images. However, on the off chance that the pictures are not viewable by a user (say, if the user has visual disability and uses a text-reading accessibility aid-type program, for example..), a short, very basic description might be appropriate.. Thoughts? -DAGRON 00:51, 12 April 2008 (UTC)

This is one of those things that seems so obvious once someone points it out and you wonder why nobody thought of it before. Yes, definitely, add physical descriptions to articles that don't have them. — It's dot com 05:08, 13 April 2008 (UTC)
All of the main characters now have descriptions. I just need to add some of the minor characters (All The King's Men, Storybook, Misc.). wbwolf (t | ed) 19:49, 8 June 2008 (UTC)
After a few days of working on this I'm pretty sure almost all of the character pages have at least some physical description now. I got all the ones listed on the Characters page that didn't have a description, with the exception of characters too minor to get their own page (should those be listed separately?) and like, animals or inanimate objects where just saying what it is gives a pretty good impression of what it looks like. I was also operating on the assumption that for pages on character variations we can assume that the reader already knows what the main character looks like, so if someone disagrees those probably need to be fleshed out. Freshasabagel 16:43, 25 June 2017 (UTC)

[edit] Image Cleanup

Here are some images that should be re-uploaded with a better quality. Either with better cropping or with better colors. The list is monitored and updated mostly by OptimisticFool. Elcool (talk)(contribs) 15:29, 20 July 2008 (UTC)

Well I re-did the 404'd one, but I'm not gonna do all of them by myself! Someone help out! Rondleman! Stuff I did.Talk. 02:48, 10 May 2010 (UTC)
JPG is not better quality. --DorianGray 05:20, 10 May 2010 (UTC)
BTW Wasd98: additionally, the check mark means that image has already been improved, so there's no need to work on those images. --Stux 06:03, 10 May 2010 (UTC)

[edit] Image Summaries

The image summaries of all the images on the wiki need to be checked and if necessary, changed to be descriptive and linked to the proper toon and anything else relevant. Pay attention to make sure that the correct licensing template is used as well. Also, some images lack the proper "Summary" and "Licensing" headers. I have a series of pages here For keeping track of images that have been checked. — Defender1031*Talk 11:11, 1 March 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Guitar Tablature

The purpose of this project is to provide guitar tabs for amateur guitarists who wish to learn how to play songs from the Homestar Runner body of work. I brought up making guitar tabs in a HRWiki:Da Basement discussion a while ago, and I've noticed that the idea lost a lot of momentum over the year, so I'm labeling it a project. I posted a list of songs that need tabbing in a user subpage. --Mario2.PNG Super Martyo boing! 03:15, 15 October 2009 (UTC)

[edit] YouTube Descriptions in Trivia

Currently, most Podstar Runner descriptions are in the Trivia section of the toon's page. For some reason, we don't do the same thing for YouTube uploads. They should be added. (A not-yet-complete list of descriptions can be found over here.) Gfdgsgxgzgdrc 22:53, 30 August 2017 (UTC)

Done ampersand done. At least, I think I did them all for now. Skills of an Artist, check. SBEmails, check. All the other toons listed on the wiki's YouTube page, check. Question is, should they stay under "trivia" or do we migrate some to the YouTube Version section of respective toon pages? 00:10, 9 April 2018 (UTC)
I think that the YouTube Version section of the pages is a better place for this information. I noticed that you were halfway through adding them to the Trivia section of the pages before you said anything about it, and then you kept going in Trivia. That makes for that much more work if we decide to move them to the YouTube Version sections. The Knights Who Say Ni 00:11, 11 April 2018 (UTC)
And one more thing: If the page doesn't have a YouTube Version section, I don't think this constitutes a pressing need to create it; it can stay in Trivia in those cases regardless. The Knights Who Say Ni 00:14, 11 April 2018 (UTC)
On the third hand, if there isn't a "Trivia" section or a "YouTube Version" section, that would be a sufficient reason to create a "YouTube Version" section to add the information. The Knights Who Say Ni 18:19, 5 May 2018 (UTC)
I can agree with YouTube descriptions going into the "YouTube Version" section if one's available. I'd say "YouTube Version" sections could be made (if there isn't already one) if there's a noticeable difference between the website version and the YouTube version other than the description, but yes, just having description text doesn't mean it needs its own section.
There are some pages that have a "DVD and YouTube" section, should those be split into separate sections? DEI DAT VMdatvm center\super contra 12:30, 11 April 2018 (UTC)
This won't answer your question regarding where to place the descriptions, but I did want to say, thank you for your hard work! --Stux 15:47, 11 April 2018 (UTC)
Update It would seem that this item is now related to this project is it not? --Stux 18:13, 21 February 2021 (UTC)

[edit] Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People Responses

SBCG4AP has been around for ten years now, and yet most (if not all) of the pages documenting all the game dialogue are still labelled as incomplete. I'd like to know what it would take to get those pages improved so they'll be classified as no-longer-stubs before the game becomes old and outdated enough to wind up on the abandonware circuit, and you have to turn off all the RAM and hit the computer with a brick just to play it. -- 21:44, 27 April 2018 (UTC)

[edit] @StrongBadActual

The @StrongBadActual pages are missing information. Gfdgsgxgzgdrc 04:29, 2 March 2019 (UTC)

I believe I've gotten a bare-bones version of all the replies from November 9, but it could use another set of eyes. DEI DAT VMdatvm center\super contra 15:37, 4 April 2019 (UTC)
Current Progress with tweet updates can be found in the talk page. --Stux 18:30, 4 April 2019 (UTC)

[edit] Transcript Standardization

This is by no means a high-priority project, since hardly anyone will even notice. And since there are so many transcripts, it's unrealistic to expect to finish in the near future. But anyway, I noticed a lot of transcripts don't follow the HRWiki:Standards guidelines. Sometimes they don't add proper capitalization and punctuation in long stage directions, and sometimes they do in the short ones. Sometimes the short stage directions are put on a separate line, and sometimes the long ones are in a line of dialogue. Instead of this:

{cut to Homestar}
HOMESTAR RUNNER: Oh, hello! {He smiles.} I'm Homestar.
{Homestar spins his buzzer}
HOMESTAR RUNNER: Here's Strong Bad! {cut to Strong Bad.} should be this:

{Cut to Homestar.}
HOMESTAR RUNNER: Oh, hello! {smiles} I'm Homestar. {spins his buzzer} Here's Strong Bad!
{Cut to Strong Bad.}

Gfdgsgxgzgdrc 23:17, 5 July 2019 (UTC)

[edit] Nav Template Automation

See HRWiki:Projects/Nav Template Automation

[edit] Toon Descriptions

See HRWiki:Projects/Toon Descriptions

[edit] Possible Page Disambiguations

See HRWiki:Projects/Possible Page Disambiguations

[edit] Inside Jokes vs Running Gags

See HRWiki:Projects/Inside Jokes vs Running Gags

[edit] Unifying "Appearance" lists

The vast majority of articles listing "Appearances" simply feature a single list in chronological order (see Freaking, Strong Mad Smiling, Melt Shake). However, several articles subdivide appearances by toon type (sbemail, Big Toon, holiday, etc.):

There may be more but these were the ones I found at a first look. Although it is regularly helpful to make ad-hoc subcategories (e.g. Cool Shades, Atari 2600), I'm not seeing that the toon-type delineation is insightful in these articles. Reorganizing them into larger, chronological "Appearances" lists would be be better, though I believe this would have to be done manually and therefore would be a bit of a Project to take on. -- Bleu Ninja 00:59, 23 January 2024 (UTC)

[edit] "In Search of the Yello Dello" and "The King of Town DVD" naming and linking conventions

See HRWiki:Projects/Yello Dello and KOT-DVD Conventions

[edit] Podstar Runner pages

See HRWiki:Projects/Podstar Runner pages

[edit] Edit link issue

See HRWiki:Projects/Edit link issue

[edit] Completed or overruled projects

[edit] Font Redirects

The main purpose of this project is to make all the fonts redirect to their page and their appropriate anchor. Currently, typing in AhnbergHand to the search bar redirects you to Fonts#AhnbergHand.

Typing in a certain font currently does not redirect to the page and its anchor. My project will change that, but we need more users to claim. MichaelXX2 mail_icon.gif link_icon.gif 23:14, 27 April 2009 (UTC)

I see absolutely no reason to do this. The search box at the left works just fine. So does Google. So does going to the Fonts page and pressing Ctrl + F. Fonts aren't special to the Homestar Runner universe, and so there's no reason for someone to expect there to be an article proper on any one font. (AhnbergHand, being one of the most used fonts, is a special case.) We would just be adding redirects for their own sake. — It's dot com 23:46, 27 April 2009 (UTC)
So I take it this project is overruled? DENNIS T/C 17:40, 7 September 2010 (UTC)

[edit] Image Captions

Some images need their captions updated, such as having links to the characters that are in the picture, links to where they are from, and links to where they are going. Also, I think it would be a good idea for all floppy disks from the Floppy Disk Container page to have links to the email or toon it's from and links to the game itself. DBK! 15:35, 27 January 2006 (UTC)

The floppy disk container page already does have links, its in the "Appearances" column, also as for your caption thing, I don't quite catch what you are talking about, captions are just short blurbs about the pic or a line that was used in that scene. I R F 16:06, 27 January 2006 (UTC)
Example: Image:Blue Hair 1-Up.PNG. We need to have captions more like that, and as for the floppy disks, I meant like a link to the Wikipedia article on the game shown on the disk. DBK! 16:12, 27 January 2006 (UTC)
I see I R F 16:35, 27 January 2006 (UTC)
Not all images need captions.--H*Bad 05:37, 24 July 2006 (UTC)
If the line under the image on the image's page is what you're talking about, that's not the caption. That's the summary, and there's already a project here for that. Thy Not Dennis (t/c) 12:38, 25 April 2009 (UTC)
You've replied to a three-year-old thread, just so you know. — It's dot com 19:46, 25 April 2009 (UTC)
That would explain why it's in this section. Sorry, I didn't notice. Thy Not Dennis (t/c) 20:33, 27 April 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Music Video Visuals

When it comes to music videos, the visuals are nearly half the cartoon, yet only the lyrics are listed. "[Insert Toon's Name Here] Visuals" pages need to be added for every music video, similar to this one.

[edit] Kobe Problem

Figure out a way to fix the Kobe problem discussed here.

Fixed as of 17:28, 5 May 2005 (UTC). The solution is explained on the talk page.

[edit] TBC G4techTV Interview - 01 Aug 2003

Due to the success of pages like TMBG Concert - 25 Sep 2004 and Screen Savers Interview - 24 Jan 2005, we bring you Pulse Interview - 1 Aug 2003, a new page for the "Pulse" video interview available for download on the Links page.

It would be brilliant if somebody would do this.
P.S. Please sign your posts. — InterruptorJones[[]] 14:00, 9 Feb 2005 (MST)

I have since completed the entire transcript of this interview - so this can probably be "refactored" or removed entirely from Projects. Right now, I would appreciate if others would check my work for accuracy as a few more eyes will catch the errors that I most inevitably made. For the record, I intentionally omitted many instances of the word "Uh" spoken by Matt and Mike as they don't contribute to the interview. However, there likely are some "on the record" types who insist transcripts be as accurate a possible - feel free to include them if you feel compelled to. --The Paper 16:15, 2 Mar 2005 (MST)

[edit] Splitting Fun Facts

Any toon, game- any article with many fun facts needs to be split into the categories found in HRWiki:Standards.

[edit] Release Dates

I've noticed that a lot of Toons and E-mails now have 'release date' in bold at the top of the page, with an accompanying date. I really like this feature, but it only goes back so far. Until now. With the recent use of the Live Journal website, I have managed to compile a mostly complete list of updates, going back until late 2001. (It gets sketchy there.) So anyways, if anyone wants to go over those new past updates pages, and add the release dates to the many Toons, emails, etc., that would be much appreciated. Thanks. [[User:Thunderbird L17|⇔Thunderbird⇔]] 02:59, 25 Feb 2005 (MST)

[edit] Tying Updates Together

I'm kinda afriad to do this, because they all have some kinda notoc thing or something on the pages, I don't know what they do, and am too scared I'll mess it up. So can somebody, somehow, tie all the updates pages, (2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, and 2001) all together? Either just expand the disclaimers at the tops of all of them, or maybe even make a new page with all of them on there or something? I dunno, it's up to you, but they really should be linked to somehow, now that they're all doneish. [[User:Thunderbird L17|⇔Thunderbird⇔]] 18:05, 25 Feb 2005 (MST)

I made a template that we could use; what do you guys think? Kilroy/talk[[]] 18:54, 25 Feb 2005 (MST)
I like it.—StrongstarRunbad 18:58, 25 Feb 2005 (MST)
So do I, it's always annoying when I try to add a new 2005 update, I have to go into the code to find the other page that I CAN edit and everything. If we add this to all 4 pages, It'll be way easier to add an update, and navigate. Count this a vote for yes.

[[User:Thunderbird L17|⇔Thunderbird⇔]] 11:54, 27 Feb 2005 (MST)

That template rocks. Most certainly yes. →[[User:FireBird|FireBird]]

[edit] Running Times

It appears that at least tomstiff, possibly others, have begun adding 'Running Time' to many toons, expanding on the section that includes Date. I think this feature is almost as important and useful as date, so if anyone would like to add running times to the various e-mails and toons, I think they would apprecate a bit of help. [[User:Thunderbird L17|⇔Thunderbird⇔]] 20:37, 7 Mar 2005 (MST)

Check all emails to date and they all have the running times I R F 17:56, 26 January 2006 (UTC)

[edit] TBC at SxSW

  • Page: SXSW Panel - 14 Mar 2005
  • The guys from talk about their cartoons, their five years on the Internet, and show you a bunch of stuff you have never seen; including footage that they just shot at SXSW, like, today even. Puppet versions of their characters will no doubt stop by and insult you or your family. You can ask the boys questions and they will do their best to provide informative and clever answers. High fives for everyone!
The Brothers Chaps made an appearance at SxSW. There is tons and tons of info out there on this, since the kind of people who attend blogger conferences are typically bloggers. See Google and Technorati for many writeups. There are also a bunch of photos at Flickr. (Though be sure to get permission for any photos used.)
Note that there seems to be a bit of content from NYU Talk - 1 Mar 2005.

[edit] Introducing a new Interwiki link

See HRWiki:Projects/Introducing a new Interwiki link

[edit] Fan Stuff List

I'm trying to get all the Fan Stuff Items onto the Fan Stuff page. #1 - 10 are already there, if anybody could do a few I'd appreciate it. --Gafaddict 13:10, 29 Mar 2005 (MST)

[edit] Sightings

The Sightings page has some terrible grammar and spelling and is altogether very cluttered. The whole page needs to be cleared out. →FireBird

I think Sightings should be split into various page like TV Sightings, Comic Sightings etc. That nobody has to sift through a million "this webcomic made a reference" sightings to get to interesting ones. Aurora the Homestar Coder 16:59, 29 Apr 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Food

I recently added a new article, Food , because there are something like 30 different food articles which aren't connected. I didn't have enough time, though, to write much or make a very extensive list. Please help out. I also added a Cuisine section to the Free Country, USA page.

- Anonymous

Lists like you are thinking of making are generated by our category system. See Category:Food and drinks. Also, I left a comment on the talk page regarding the merits of that article. -- Tom 15:44, 4 May 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Things to Merge

[edit] Track Information Template

I'm trying to get all the pages related to the tracks on the Strong Bad Sings CD to use the Template:Track information in the "Detailed Information" section, rather than everything being typed out. You can see the template in action on the page for The System Is Down. --Gafaddict 18:03, 3 Jul 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Easter Egg Character Problem

I've noticed that in toons and emails, the characters that are only seen in easter eggs sometimes have "(easter egg)" following their names on the cast, such as haircut and others don't. -- User:Tompkins

Give an example of the "don't." --Jay (Talk) 18:39, 7 Sep 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Ignored rule

If a character does something while speaking a line of dialogue, or if more description is needed for their manner of speaking or inflection (e.g. if they're singing or whispering) the action (if it is not too long to describe in a few words) can be enclosed in curly braces — { } — and made italic, like this: {goes to the refrigerator}. Note that the curly braces themselves are also italic. Short actions like these do not need to be proper sentences.

The bold rule is probably one of the most ignored rules ever. Go through the various transcripts and you'll see tons of examples of long in-dialogue actions, some of which don't even relate to the speaker. This problem needs to be fixed, but it's way too big for me to do alone. (Here is an extreme example of this problem.) - Joshua 14:18, 17 October 2005 (UTC)

If the rule is so widely ignored, wouldn't that imply that the rule needs review instead of the application of the rule? I'm not saying that modeling should or shouldn't be fixed, but I just want to make sure people don't get over zealous in taking this on. -- Tom 21:03, 17 October 2005 (UTC)
Without meaning to sound ignorant, where or how should the long in-dialogue actions be transcribed? In modeling the actions are quite important to the plot and script, so it would be a fault if they were left out. How else should they be written? -- Michelle Mabelle 12:33 7 April 2006

[edit] Image copyright tags

Add appropriate copyright tags to every image on the wiki. Categories and tags can be found through Category:Images by copyright status — User:ACupOfCoffee@

Done! Now verify none were skipped, and that they're all correct. (Some may need more than one) — User:ACupOfCoffee@

[edit] TGS template

Took a mixture of Bill's template code from the prexnext template, and some from IDC's code from the sbemailnav template and made {{tgsnav}}. This added a watch button and the issue number being standardized. Some pages had the issue number under the main title, some didn't. I R F 14:57, 27 January 2006 (UTC)

Please proof for error as this is my first time working with a template I R F 14:58, 27 January 2006 (UTC)
To those not in the know: this nav is based out of {{sbenav}}. Discussion for this can be found here. --Stux 16:33, 27 January 2006 (UTC)
Looks great! I guess this can go in the "completed" section now? --Stux 16:40, 27 January 2006 (UTC)
The only question that I have, for which I could find an answer in the original discussion, did we decide finally on the watch link being there or is there a chance that people want it in the middle? I R F 17:15, 27 January 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Lappy Email Template

Ok, to make creating the Lappy email boxes easier, I created a template. You type the subject, then the email (click edit to see proper way). Template:Lappyemail is the name. Here's an example:


Tell me if you think it's easier!

Bluebry 23:52, 30 January 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Navigation templates

See HRWiki:Projects/Navigation templates

[edit] Links to be fixed

[edit] TriviaTime

Please help add interesting questions to JoeyDay's TriviaTime.

[edit] DVD info on certain toons

All toons and emails that have been released on a DVD need to have a template noting that it's on a DVD. Like this: {{dvd|Everything Else, Volume 2}}

Finished it. Thanks Trey56 for doing the strong bad emails. Okay, bye. TheYellowDart(t/c)

[edit] TV Time Codes

I've noticed the 3-digit codes on the TV Time menu. I would like to put this code on every 'toon that can be accessed from the TV Time menu. I've already started this, in the article for more armies. Swarthily,

Bubs Concession Stand

I mean, Superfield Credit Union

I'm glad you're willing to help out, but I'm not so sure that's a good idea. The information is already on the Toons page, and it's more relevant there than to the toons themselves. — It's dot com 15:43, 12 July 2007 (UTC)
Actually, I like the idea. The codes often relate to the toon in some way and are often funny. — Defender1031*Talk 01:44, 3 August 2007 (UTC)
Which is why we explain them on the toons page. But the codes are a specific part of the TV guide, and aren't really that relevant to the toons themselves. As such, noting them on each and every toon article would not really give more insight to the respective toons. On the other hand, noting them all in one long list, as we currently do, is most appropriate. — It's dot com 01:50, 3 August 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Underscores

See HRWiki:Projects/Underscores

[edit] Main Character Categories

I recently made categories for the main characters. Can anyone think of any reason why we shouldn't have this? If you don't think we should, then could you explain why all the Coach Z and Bubs character variations are listed as Main Characters but nobody else's is? Stev0 15:05, 23 December 2010 (UTC)

I like this and don't know why we haven't had it before. Now that there are categories for the main characters, we should clean out the Main Characters category. For example, now that there is a category for Bubs, The Thnikkaman should be only in his category, not the main characters category too. — It's dot com 22:11, 28 December 2010 (UTC)
That's exactly the reason I created the categories in the first place. However, the Bubs and Coach Z variations are in those boxes, which I forgot how to edit. Stev0 05:07, 29 December 2010 (UTC)
There, I think I've got it all cleaned up. — It's dot com 21:08, 29 December 2010 (UTC)
I was going to move this to the completed section then I realized that the characters category also could use some cleanup. I'll see if I can work on that a little later on. --Stux 01:42, 28 February 2017 (UTC)
This work was completed in 2018. --Stux 08:39, 28 January 2021 (UTC)
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