Talk:UMFM Interview - 20 May 2003

From Homestar Runner Wiki

Jump to: navigation, search

Why are we mirroring an interview available here? Is this needed? Do we have permision from Kevin Scott to reproduce his work? This goes far beyond "fair use". - Dr Haggis - Talk 17:06, 1 May 2005 (UTC)

I've emailed Kevin, and here's the conversation...

[edit] Permission Conversation

The following are excerpts from an email conversation that took place between Kevin Scott and Thunderbird regarding permission to reprint the interview:

Hi Kevin. Yes, I was trying to get ahold of you. 
I am an administrator at a collective knowledge base website about 
Homestar Runner that anyone can edit. Let me get right to the point. The interview 
that you conducted with the creators of a while back is 
pretty much legendary around the website. Did they really allow you to leave
Marzipan a message on her machine? Anyways,the question I wanted to ask you 
is wheather or not you would allow us to reprint the interview on our 
website, namely here:

Of course you would be given complete credit, along with a link to the 
original interview and whatever websites you wished. Please let us know 
whether or not this would be possible. Thank you,

Hi Thunderbird,

Ah yes, the HR Wiki.  That site is an amazing HR resource.  It's funny, I
stumbled across it a few months back and saw my name associated with
Marzipan's answering machine.  Someone figured that "Kevin" message on her
machine was me, but I don't know how they jumped to that conclusion!  It
definitely wasn't me, I have a distinguished Canadian accent. I edited the
page on Wiki to read the way it does now, just making the correction.

Of course you may reproduce the interview, absolutely.  You can link my
email address too if you like (I already get as much spam as is humanly
possible, so more isn't going to hurt).


(Incidentally, that user would be britfolkgod) Thunderbird 07:17, 16 May 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Page Size

I admit this page is a bit... Unorthodox as far as length goes, but does it really need split? Let alone SEVEN TIMES?!?! The only part of this page that will changed from time to time will only be Fun Facts anyways. I think it can survive as one big, happy page. Anyone disagree? Thunderbird 01:59, 17 May 2005 (UTC)

This is THE longest page on this site. -- Joshua 02:17, 17 May 2005 (UTC)
Hmm... That's true. Okay, what about two parts then, if this is unacceptable to the coders? I just think seven is severe overkill. Thunderbird 02:37, 17 May 2005 (UTC)
Gee, that is a long page. I think splitting it into 2 would still be too long. How about splitting it into three or four pages? «Rob» 03:10, 17 May 2005 (UTC)
Two would bring it around par with the other longest pages. Maybe three. I'm just not sure if there's some kind of standard for situations like this. Thunderbird 03:15, 17 May 2005 (UTC)
One long page seems fine to me. That figure you see when you edit the page just refers to the text size in the database. For example, the thumbnail on this very page is 35 kilobytes bigger than the text. It's no big deal, and in this case keeping it all together makes a whole lot more sense. -- Tom 19:57, 18 May 2005 (UTC)

[edit] A bit Confusing

Read this:

"But, it’s like, that’s about as accurate as it gets to how mean… I mean, my favorite kind of thing to liken it to is my friend Neil, when he was in kindergarten… » c u t e p e t s r u s « T/C 16:16, 10 August 2006 (UTC)

Personal tools