Talk:The Poopsmith

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[edit] Integral Article

What is his real name? Because "The Poopsmith" would be just a nick name since he shovels poop everywhere. And so far that i know, his real name has not yet been revealed.

The Poopsmith is his real name. No ifs, ands, or buts. -BazookaJoe 21:29, 6 Jul 2005 (UTC)
I changed the article to read that it's unclear whether "The Poopsmith" is his name. If it were an actual name, it would be used with an Integral Article, like The Cheat. To my knowledge, there is only one instance of that, the King of Town Email, and I don't even consider it 100% solid. There are lots of instances where he was called "a Poopsmith", etc. If you feel strongly that it is his name, let's hear some arguments. And I'll head off any claims of the "The" being capitalized because it's both inconsistent and meaningless. (See Bruce "The Boss" Springsteen.) --TheNicestGuy 14:57, 15 March 2006 (UTC)
Actually, ever since secret identity, The Poopsmith has been referred to with the Integral Article. — Image:kskunk_fstandby.gif KieferSkunk (talk) — 15:51, 15 March 2006 (UTC)
There are other instances before this, also: in the show and 3 Times Halloween Funjob, Homestar addresses him to his face as "The Poopsmith". But it's never been as consistent as The Cheat, by any means, since he was also addressed as "Poopsmith" in this era. So I think the best we can say is that the Integral Article has for long been used with him but without any real consistency. Heimstern Läufer 16:03, 15 March 2006 (UTC)
You've got a point; I didn't notice those instances before. However, I think it can be argued that both of them are not actually vocative case, but simply... explanatory or interjectory. Notice that in Funjob, Homestar later says simply "Poopsmith" when it is definitely vocative. --TheNicestGuy 18:09, 15 March 2006 (UTC)

Remember, too, there are degrees of articular integrity. Poopy has never been referred to as "a The Poopsmith", ala a The Cheat, but that's acute articular integrity. A more midgrade articular integrity is at play here, with the article recurring but not appearing out of typical placement, and it's nonexistant at times where a The Cheat would have expected it. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 16:50, 15 March 2006 (UTC)

I love your phraseology. --TheNicestGuy 18:09, 15 March 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Stickly Man

It's been confirmed that Stickly Man is in no way related to the Poopsmith. (See Stickly Man discussion page.) So why does it keep getting undone when I remove that bit from this page? -GG Crono

We have no way of knowing if that is true or not, it's not even signed. I do not think we can believe that statement. small_logo.pngUsername-talk 19:13, 20 Jul 2005 (UTC)
I agree. This could be some guy who doesn't like all the talk about it and is just making up crap!20X6 GEM

[edit] recent toon

whats the poopsmith's most recent cartoon, because he hasn't be seen in the recent toons?

Nikolce Kocovski 07:21, 2 Oct 2005 (UTC)

Nevermind. Nikolce Kocovski 09:17, 4 Oct 2005 (UTC)

[edit] legs

What is with the poopsmiths legs? did the brother chaps made him quickly or intentionally?

Nikolce Kocovski 09:41, 16 December 2005 (UTC)

i don't understand. please elaborate. Seriously (Talk) 15:34, 24 January 2006 (UTC)

I... think he means to be asking if you think the poopsmith was an improvised character and TBC thought his legs wouldn't matter much or if you think TBC made his legs like that on porpose. user:haldo

[edit] The Poopsmith's Jorb

I think I may have found out what The Poopsmith's job actually is or, at the very least, found a job that is amazingly similar to what he does.

During the Middle Ages, there were workers whos job it was to shovel crap out of latrine pits and out of the streets (people threw their crap out the window in those days, a hazard for innocent bystanders!). These workers were called gong farmers.

Now let's see... The Poopsmith shovels crap and he works in a castle. Am I the only guy who sees a connection here?

Now it could be a coincidence, considering that The Poopsmith was originally introduced as a joke; "They questioned the blacksmith. They questioned the Poopsmith..." but I think that whatever the case, it's worth mentioning. -User: Private Martin of the Homestarmy

I get what you mean, Private Martin of the Homestarmy. The Poopsmith works in The KOT's castle shoveling You-know-what and it's a castle. But it was kind of random.No offense.--Gir007 00:27, 15 February 2006 (UTC)

If you think about it, it's pretty obvious what The Poopsmith's jorb is. I mean, look at how much food The King of Town eats.... Yeah. There ya go. [PayphoneEd, long forgotten his login details again]

[edit] No voice

I think i know why The Poopsmith doesn't talk. Matt didn't want to do him, 'cause he can't come up with a voice. Is this good enough? RocketMasterZ 00:27, 6 November 2006 (UTC)

It's only speculation, and therefore not material for the article. Heimstern Läufer 00:29, 6 November 2006 (UTC)
Meh... in "Ever and More!" he does NOT sing, he just moves his arms. Therefore, it should NOT be mentioned in the article. no?yeah?no? user:haldo
Oh, and I just re-watched old comics. According to that, the reson the poopsmith dosn't speak because "[commas] had just been discovered and were considered comic gold."
Yeah, in the comic, but now commas aren't really comic gold. Anyway, he did speak in email thunder (albeit voiced by John Linnel) and in defferent town.--T3H_CH3K7_888 18:23, 9 March 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Main Page

I remember seeing a main page somewhere with the Poopsmith. However, on the upper right corner it said MUTE. Should this be added to speech, cause his mouth clearly opens when you mouse over the buttons.Runstar Homer 22:34, 25 September 2007 (UTC)

Sewiously? do you remember which page it was on?? user:haldo
The main page you saw was on an unofficial site, and probably made by a fan with the same flash materials as the Chaps. -Stinkoman KTalk 15:57, 26 April 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Which John?

In email thunder, who provided the voice of the Poopsmith? I was pretty sure it was John Linnell, but apparently someone else thought differently...I can't tell those guys apart very well...Branewashed 14:00, 23 September 2008 (UTC)

That was me... and I can't tell those guys apart very well either, so... maybe it should be worded non-commitedly until someone can say for sure. If we wait for a bit, I'm sure the TMBG experts over on [1] will say who they think it is.  Green Helmet 14:04, 23 September 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Image Change

I think under the section that talks about the Poopsmith talking, we should have a screenshot of him doing so in email thunder. Also, we should use that picture of 3d poopsmith from here. I put that up once a time but it got DELETED. Twice. Strongkinghomsarsmith 14:41, 25 September 2008 (UTC)

Sewiously, every other character has a SBCG4AP pic on their page. How come el poopsmith grande don't? Strongkinghomsarsmith 20:12, 18 October 2008 (UTC)

He's already got four other images, and a fairly short article. It's a bit excessive. --DorianGray 20:31, 18 October 2008 (UTC)
Well, Strong Mad's article is fairly short, and image count= 5. Furthermore, what's with the highschool pics? Not that they aren't good with the article and all, but they are from a somewhat minor part of a sbemail. One sbemail. Strongkinghomsarsmith 20:57, 18 October 2008 (UTC)
Pom Pom's article is about as long as everyone's favorite crap shoveler's, and he's got 5 pics. Strongkinghomsarsmith 00:14, 20 October 2008 (UTC)
Nope. pom pom's is about a third longer. — Defender1031*Talk 00:16, 20 October 2008 (UTC)
My scroll bar was my source on that one, but what about the points mentioned in my third post? Strongkinghomsarsmith 00:19, 20 October 2008 (UTC)
1. Mine too. 2. Strong Mad's is still longer. 3. The highschool pics show him as a kid, which seems an important part of the bio. 4. you've GOTTA stop arguing tooth-and-nail over things. — Defender1031*Talk 00:23, 20 October 2008 (UTC)
DeFender, if you're not already, you need to be a sysop. Strongkinghomsarsmith 00:28, 20 October 2008 (UTC)
Totally, right? MichaelXX2 mail_icon.gif link_icon.gif 00:34, 20 October 2008 (UTC)
When i said that we needed to stop the argument, i didn't intend it to get turned into a "Deffy for sysop" discussion either. If and when the current sysops feel the time is right, they'll make me one. Having a conversation to that effect here is not very helpfuul to this article, nor to the wiki in general. — Defender1031*Talk 00:37, 20 October 2008 (UTC)

About the 3D P-Smith, I have no opinion, but for the original suggestion of replacing the image accompanying "Speech" I think an image from email thunder would be the most appropriate. OptimisticFool 00:40, 20 October 2008 (UTC)

Agreed. It'd be an improvement. — Defender1031*Talk 00:43, 20 October 2008 (UTC)
All right. I'll get right on that. MichaelXX2 mail_icon.gif link_icon.gif 01:13, 20 October 2008 (UTC)
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