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[edit] Boldness

I'm looking for a good place to put this guideline: "Although we encourage you to be bold in making simple edits, doing so should not contradict established consensus. Additionally, the reason we encourage boldness is because it's fairly simple to revert a page to a previous state. For larger projects, therefore, the amount of boldness you display in making a change should be directly proportional to the ease of reverting that change. In other words, if it would take us a long time to undo what you've done, then you should start a discussion to see what the community thinks first." This isn't as catchy as the simple "be bold" slogan in the standard welcome message (and isn't really something new members need shoved in their faces), nor does it fit neatly here. But it should go somewhere. Ideas? — It's dot com 17:36, 24 March 2006 (UTC)

I think the guideline sounds good, and I think the place for it is HRWiki:Standards, in the General section. -- Tom 22:20, 24 March 2006 (UTC)

[edit] DVD Menu easter eggs

How do you get to the menu easter eggs on the DVD? — IceMan (T/C) 17:04, 25 March 2006 (UTC)

First off, nice signature Ice Man. I like it. I have heard it said that you need to hit a language button but my remote doesn't have one. I have never been able to get most of the commentaries to work, but my DVD player is really cheap. I R F 17:08, 25 March 2006 (UTC)
For more information, try here. Thunderbird 20:15, 25 March 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Purge tab

How do you add a purge tab? NO!!! PLEASE... DON'T SHOOT!!! Tampo (T/C) AND SOMEONE GET THiS FREAKiN CURSOR AWAY FROM ME!!!!! 22:00, 25 March 2006 (UTC)

  function addPurgeButton()
       var href = document.location.href;
           var historyHref = document.getElementById( "ca-history" ).firstChild.href;
           var div = document.getElementById( "p-cactions" );
           var ul = div.getElementsByTagName( "ul" )[0];
           var newLi = document.createElement( "li" );
           var newA = document.createElement( "a" );
           newA.setAttribute( "href" , historyHref.replace( "=history" , "=purge" ) );
           var text = document.createTextNode( "purge" );
           newA.appendChild( text );
           newLi.appendChild( newA );
           ul.appendChild( newLi );
  if ( window.addEventListener ) window.addEventListener( "load" , addPurgeButton , false );
  else if ( window.attachEvent ) window.attachEvent( "onload", addPurgeButton );
Lapper (talk) 22:06, 25 March 2006 (UTC)

And what does it do? Bluebry 22:11, 25 March 2006 (UTC)
It doesn't do anything. I put it in my monobook.css and monobook.js and it did nothing. NO!!! PLEASE... DON'T SHOOT!!! Tampo (T/C) AND SOMEONE GET THiS FREAKiN CURSOR AWAY FROM ME!!!!! 22:13, 25 March 2006 (UTC)
You're going to need it in your JS, and you need to clear your cache. — Lapper (talk) 22:15, 25 March 2006 (UTC)
Does that mean I have to clear evrything in my preferences? NO!!! PLEASE... DON'T SHOOT!!! Tampo (T/C) AND SOMEONE GET THiS FREAKiN CURSOR AWAY FROM ME!!!!! 22:23, 25 March 2006 (UTC)
No, that means you empty the contents of your brower's cache. — Lapper (talk) 22:24, 25 March 2006 (UTC)
How do I do that? NO!!! PLEASE... DON'T SHOOT!!! Tampo (T/C) AND SOMEONE GET THiS FREAKiN CURSOR AWAY FROM ME!!!!! 22:33, 25 March 2006 (UTC)
It depends on your browser, but there are instructions on the top of your monobook.js or at the top of your preferences. --videlectrix.pngENUSY discussionitem_icon.gif user.gifmail_icon.gif 22:38, 25 March 2006 (UTC)
Okay, I cleared the cache, now, what does it do? I see no change. Bluebry 04:34, 26 March 2006 (UTC)
What are you guys' talking about? — IceMan (T/C) 13:22, 26 March 2006 (UTC)
Hey Who the crap Let Strong sad out? Anyway, it's about the purge button. NO!!! PLEASE... DON'T SHOOT!!! Tampo (T/C) AND SOMEONE GET THiS FREAKiN CURSOR AWAY FROM ME!!!!! 13:24, 26 March 2006 (UTC)

[edit] IP Address

How do you know which IP Address creats users? NO!!! PLEASE... DON'T SHOOT!!! Tampo (T/C) AND SOMEONE GET THiS FREAKiN CURSOR AWAY FROM ME!!!!! 23:26, 25 March 2006 (UTC)

Why don't you creat an alternate reality where you don't have to spell correctly and I talk like this? And your name is Watered Down. Well, Watered Down, due to the level of anonymity usually desired on a wiki (and especially at Wikipedia), the default installation of the MediaWiki software does not make it easy to match IPs with usernames at all. In fact, when you set it up, the system doesn't even record IPs with each edit. If you wanted to do what you're asking, you'd either have to hack or extend the software itself (as well as set various flags) or write a hook function that you then plugged into the software. (I myself have intended to write a nice, tidy hook function for use on our wiki, but writing functions takes time and I just haven't had the chance lately.) It is possible to examine the raw server log, but the file is so enormous (we get somewhere in the neighborhood of half a million file requests per day) that it's a real chore to try to search through it. In addition, searching through it is not something that can be done very quickly, and as a practical matter we would only ever want to do so if we thought something was really wrong. Why do you ask? — It's dot com 10:40, 26 March 2006 (UTC)
I just wanted to know. — Watered down 13:14, 26 March 2006 (UTC)
Also because someone on the wikitroll talk page said a troll used their IP. NO!!! PLEASE... DON'T SHOOT!!! Tampo (T/C) AND SOMEONE GET THiS FREAKiN CURSOR AWAY FROM ME!!!!! 23:34, 8 May 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Libs

Are you allowed making libs for Apr. fools day? — IceMan (T/C) 13:21, 26 March 2006 (UTC)

I don't know. Anyway, Why did you ask? — Tampo
I wanted to make one for Apr. fools day. — IceMan (T/C) 13:28, 26 March 2006 (UTC)

[edit] New Messages

Would it be possible to find the code for the new messages box and place it into a .css or .js monobook file? Bluebry 00:39, 27 March 2006 (UTC)

I don't know about the monobook.js/css but I know the code for the new message bar.

<div class="usermessage">You have [[Special:Mytalk|new messages]].</div> NO!!! PLEASE... DON'T SHOOT!!! Tampo (T/C) AND SOMEONE GET THiS FREAKiN CURSOR AWAY FROM ME!!!!! 00:48, 27 March 2006 (UTC)

Okay. It's just, I'd like the bar to appear when a page in my watchlist is edited. Bluebry 00:50, 27 March 2006 (UTC)
Ohhh. No, you can't do that without hacking into the software itself (see the links two threads above). — It's dot com 00:56, 27 March 2006 (UTC)
Crud. Thanks anyways. Bluebry 00:59, 27 March 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Where did Peasant's Quest debut?

Was it in a Strong Bad email like Trogdor or did the game preview just appear in cartoon shorts? I know in "for kids" SB plays the game. I've searched the sight and I can't seem to find the answer. Does anyone know?

July '04, the Preview was on the main page, IIRC. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 22:52, 30 March 2006 (UTC)
Certain elements of Peasants Quest had already been introduced before hand however, and were also present in TROGDOR!. Those include Trogdor, the Kerrek, and the Jhonka. Thunderbird 23:52, 30 March 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Submission Deleted


I'm relatively new here, and was discouraged to find out my subbmision to the new Strong Bad E-mail alternate universe had not only been deleted, but a request had been put up to not repost it. It's no big deal, but what are the restrictions on editing and adding. i.e. What's acceptable/what's not.

Bob the Builder guy

Some users (myself included) didn't belive that it was intended to be a reference. So we put it up to a vote, and the community decided that it was not a reference. The notice is to alert fellow editers as to the result of that vote. Thanks for contributing though, and we hope that you continue to do so. Thunderbird 00:21, 6 April 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Change Username?

I know that you can change a username, but how????????

Only sysops/admins can. You can tell [ask] the sysops/admins to change your name or [by] add[ing] it to HRWiki:Changing username. Remeber to sign your posts, Lopp3. NO!!! PLEASE... DON'T SHOOT!!! Tampo (T/C) AND SOMEONE GET THiS FREAKiN CURSOR AWAY FROM ME!!!!! 19:29, 15 April 2006 (UTC) Post edited by Thunderbird on 19:41, 15 April 2006 (UTC) ;)

darn · · T2|Things

[edit] Sign Up trouble

Need help "signing up" for a project. I left a note on InterruptorJones's page, yet I havent gotten a response. · · T2|Things

If there's a project you see that you're interested in doing, just go for it... you don't need special permission to do so. --phlip TC 19:55, 15 April 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Userpage Weirdness

Have a look at this version of Venusy's userpage: [1] Where the <nowiki> and <pre> tags are used, it replaces it with UNIQ-whatever. The problem disappears when the userboxes are removed. Any idea what the problem is? - Super Sam 14:49, 23 April 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Link Oddity

For some reason, the site tells me that I am forbidden from entering Russ T.. Know why/help? · · T2|Things 02:19, 24 April 2006 (UTC)

I think the dot at the end of the URL is causing the problem. Try this link instead. --videlectrix.pngENUSY discussionitem_icon.gif user.gifmail_icon.gif 02:36, 24 April 2006 (UTC)
Error 403. I think we need to move that page or something. Bluebry 02:38, 24 April 2006 (UTC) works. does not. Very odd. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 02:47, 24 April 2006 (UTC)
Nor does Which was the next thing I tried. --DorianGray

We moved it, and now it works. Turns out that the "." character can't be used in a title. Speaking of that, please delete a page that I used to test this philosophy. It's called "Test Page." · · T2|Things 03:29, 24 April 2006 (UTC)

I attempted to move Test Page. to Lopp's user space, I encountered an eeror. I attempted to post in discussion that point, again was given an error. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 03:34, 24 April 2006 (UTC)
The "." character can be used (see Mr. Shmallow). It apparently just can't be used at the end of a title. --DorianGray
Fixed. Article moved back and notice removed. Thanks. -- Tom 03:39, 24 April 2006 (UTC)

Good. · · T2|Things 03:40, 24 April 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Logo Error

Perhaps as a byproduct of the discussion just above this one, the wiki's logo is messed up. Instead of the pic of Homestar, it just shows a smaller box that says "Visit". It's very dull. Anyone else having this problem and/or know how to fix it? --DorianGray

I just noted that on Da Basement before seeing this. Yeah, I'm getting it too. --Jay (Talk) 04:13, 24 April 2006 (UTC)
Should be fixed now with a hard refresh. Thanks. -- Tom 04:17, 24 April 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Can't switch skin

My preferred skin accidentally got changed to Chick. The link to the 'skin preferences' page doesn't work, so I can't change it back. What should I do? · · T2|Things 21:28, 27 April 2006 (UTC)

Try this link. --videlectrix.pngENUSY discussionitem_icon.gif user.gifmail_icon.gif 21:35, 27 April 2006 (UTC)
I just tried setting my skin to Chick, and was easily able to set it back to Monobook again, going through the prefs normally. Can you be a bit more specific about your problem? --phlip TC 21:57, 27 April 2006 (UTC)
For some reason, the link to skins pref didn't do anything. The browser didn't even consider it a link. I've tried it on IE and AOL Explorer. · · T2|Things 22:08, 27 April 2006 (UTC)
I guess you got it fixed then? It says monobook in the database. — It's dot com 04:11, 28 April 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Alignment

How do I align a blockquote to the left? · · T2|Things 17:12, 1 May 2006 (UTC)

Blockquote text is aligned to the left by default. Just use <blockquote>text</blockquote>. -- Tom 17:29, 1 May 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Big Space

Why is there a big space between "My Password" and "???????"? NO!!! PLEASE... DON'T SHOOT!!! Tampo (T/C) AND SOMEONE GET THiS FREAKiN CURSOR AWAY FROM ME!!!!! 21:37, 2 May 2006 (UTC)

Because you have it set up as a level 2 heading, using the ='s. Try <span style="font-size: 1.5em;">???????</span> to get:
I tried it and there's still a big space. NO!!! PLEASE... DON'T SHOOT!!! Tampo (T/C) AND SOMEONE GET THiS FREAKiN CURSOR AWAY FROM ME!!!!! 23:34, 8 May 2006 (UTC)
Found the problem. It's because of my userboxes. NO!!! PLEASE... DON'T SHOOT!!! Tampo (T/C) AND SOMEONE GET THiS FREAKiN CURSOR AWAY FROM ME!!!!! 22:45, 20 May 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Page Updates

Is it possible to have a page on the wiki that updates with a non-wiki page? i.e. I want to be able to have a feature on Google for a subpage of mine. —Einstein runner (thorax.pngfile_icon.gifmail_icon.gif) 22:04, 5 May 2006 (UTC)

No. Also, remember that the wiki is not a web host. See HRWiki:User space for details. -- Tom 22:11, 5 May 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Sound

Is there a way to upload audio to here?--H*bad 21:46, 14 May 2006 (UTC)

Sure is. First, your file should be in .ogg format, and be sure it serves the project. Then, use the Upload File link to upload. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 21:59, 14 May 2006 (UTC)
Sweet.--H*bad 22:01, 14 May 2006 (UTC)

[edit] How do I become an admin

How do I become an administrator? X-Spider2 10:17, 18 May 2006 (UTC)

See HRWiki:FAQ#How do I become an admin or sysop? A good way to start is to try not to ask questions that are answered in the FAQ. -- Tom 10:24, 18 May 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Can't See Images

For the past few days, I haven't been able to see any images/pictures on HRWiki. I can't even the HRWiki logo-thing with Homestar in the left corner. It's really annoying & I don't know if it's something wrong with my browser or if it's just the site. Help? JackSpicerRules13 (Talk | contribs) {{{2}}} (left unsigned)

It's definitely your borwser, as I can see all images crystal clear. — Seriously (Talk) 22:52, 19 May 2006 (UTC)
It may be an ad blocker. You might want to look here for more info. --DorianGray
I've tried... It works on Fanstuff Wiki & Wikipedia but not here. I use Mozilla, so if you can help me at all... Yeah. Thanks for trying, though. :) JackSpicerRules13 (Talk | contribs) {{{2}}} (left unsigned)

[edit] Login

Hi, I'm new... I can login to HRWiki fine, but when I try to logn to Fanstuff, it doesn't work. Do I have to have a seperate account? Cheat Commando's...O's

Yes, it's a separate wiki and requires separate registration. As does the Forum, by the way. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 18:40, 20 May 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Protect

Can someone protect all of my archives except for User:Tampo/archive? Thanks. NO!!! PLEASE... DON'T SHOOT!!! Tampo (T/C) AND SOMEONE GET THiS FREAKiN CURSOR AWAY FROM ME!!!!! 20:00, 20 May 2006 (UTC)

Sorry, no. I suggest you put them all on your watchlist. — It's dot com 03:45, 22 May 2006 (UTC)
Why not? NO!!! PLEASE... DON'T SHOOT!!! Tampo (T/C) AND SOMEONE GET THiS FREAKiN CURSOR AWAY FROM ME!!!!! 21:28, 24 May 2006 (UTC)
See HRWiki:Protected page. In short, the likelihood of vandalism—or even changes by other users—is next to zero (not counting from Master Chief), and if they were protected you yourself couldn't even edit them. We would have to go through a whole unprotection/reprotection process every time you wanted to make a change. — It's dot com 22:02, 24 May 2006 (UTC)

[edit] How long ago was it?

Does anyone here know exactly when it was I started? 'Cause I did't record the date, as I did not know it was such a monumentous occasion. And I didn't think I would become so popular. So fast. —Einstein runner (thorax.pngfile_icon.gifmail_icon.gif) 23:39, 24 May 2006 (UTC)

Why not just look at your contribs? And who said you were popular? I certainly can't imagine you would be with a blinking sig that annoyingly changes my cursor. -- Tom 03:10, 25 May 2006 (UTC)
Sorry. <:-( How do you know what to link to? Sheesh, geniuses up there. —Einstein runner (thorax.pngfile_icon.gifmail_icon.gif) 02:39, 26 May 2006 (UTC)
Okay, lemme rephrase that. 'And I didn't think I would become so well-known.' —Einstein runner (thorax.pngfile_icon.gifmail_icon.gif) 21:31, 26 May 2006 (UTC)
Hey, Collin, Trey56, Homsar7, and Homsarroks all have animated sigs:

- Image:Videlectrix man.sig.gif Collin - (T/C)
Image:Homsar-in-motion.gifHomsar7(Hom · Sar)Image:Homsar-in-motion.gif

Einstein runner (thorax.pngfile_icon.gifmail_icon.gif) 00:56, 27 May 2006 (UTC)

They're animated, but they're not blinking. From HRWiki:Signature: "Images that are distracting are not allowed. Likewise, animated images are strongly discouraged." I think Collin's is the closest call. If it's distracting you, you can politely bring it up on his talk page. — It's dot com 04:23, 27 May 2006 (UTC)
Tom, I don't see any blinking --Dacheatbot · Communicate 17:52, 29 May 2006 (UTC)
Neither do I on the templated version, but I do see it on the actual subpage. It could just be a choice of browser or settings problem. Thunderbird 17:59, 29 May 2006 (UTC)
Browsers are not required to honor the blink setting (and even if they were, Internet Explorer probably wouldn't). If you want to see the blinking, look at the old version of the signature (linked above) in a browser like Firefox. — It's dot com 15:22, 30 May 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Blockquote trouble...

Can anyone tell me what's wrong with my code for a blockquote? It's not working. HRFWiki:Blockquotes/Code It's the one titled "blockquote.mrbland". -Thnikkaguy

This page is not for technical questions that pertain solely to the fanstuff. Maybe there's a help page there. — It's dot com 04:16, 27 May 2006 (UTC)

[edit] *'s

Ok, I have been having a bit of a problem with this. People who say something and its a bad word they put *'s. Are you people going to do anything about the *'s--H*bad 23:03, 27 May 2006 (UTC)

We need more information here. Can you provide a link to an example of this? — It's dot com 04:58, 28 May 2006 (UTC)
Well I can't find one right now, but I have seen them around. I don remember one of them though. It was like this: Why the (h***) are you doing that?--H*bad 05:10, 28 May 2006 (UTC)
While we are on this sort of subject, how about making, typing the words (WTF) against the rules? But these are just a few of my ideas.--H*bad 05:23, 28 May 2006 (UTC)
Well, when you find an example, you let us know. And it's already against the rules to type out what those initals stand for (in ordinary discussion threads). — It's dot com 05:35, 28 May 2006 (UTC)
About the H-word: We have a whole article about it. Elcool (talk)(contribs) 05:41, 28 May 2006 (UTC)
Its ok to say the H-word if your talking about the place. I am having the same discussion at the fanstuff in case your wondering. And for (WTF), I meant that just saying the initials should also be against the rules.--H*bad 13:56, 28 May 2006 (UTC)
It's certainly a rude thing to say, but is someone actually going around typing that? Again, an example would be very helpful. — It's dot com 16:44, 28 May 2006 (UTC)
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