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[edit] Substitution

I've noticed a lot of pages that have their links hard-coded on them. Many of them look like they were generated from a substitution of this template. I'd like to go re-template-ify them. Example: Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 16.2#External Links (see history - I swapped the http links for the template). Is there any reason/hrwiki policy why I shouldn't this? LobStoR 23:46, 5 April 2009 (UTC)

Since nobody has answered, I'm going to re-implement this template where it seems appropriate. LobStoR 00:28, 8 April 2009 (UTC)

Should we standardize this template on all of our articles? Should I (or others who volunteer) go through and replace the olde-style External links with this template as we find them? Soiled Bargains (talk|ctrb) 01:33, 5 September 2009 (UTC)

I put it in when I notice it missing. I don't think there's ever been a concerted effort to replace them all, nor do I even know a ballpark figure of many would need to be fixed. — It's dot com 02:50, 5 September 2009 (UTC)
Would it be possible to get The Cheatbot to do replace them? Soiled Bargains (talk|ctrb) 03:01, 5 September 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Needed?

Is this template needed? Unless we have a bot do it for us, it's going to be a nightmare trying to get this implemented into every page. Is it really all that hard for someone to type the code themself? MichaelXX2 mail_icon.gif link_icon.gif 02:12, 14 April 2009 (UTC)

Oh, I didn't realize that this was created long ago. I've never noticed it. MichaelXX2 mail_icon.gif link_icon.gif 02:13, 14 April 2009 (UTC)
You're like the template police, always immediately asking "Needed?" on every template. Hehe. Also, a bot might not be the greatest idea to implement it on the articles, anyway - since the link formatting can tend to have some slight variations. It's not a top priority issue to replace links with this template, but as I stumble across pages, I've been replacing the links with the template... I just wanted to check in that this isn't contradicting some old HRWiki policy I'm unaware of, or something to that effect. LobStoR 02:17, 14 April 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Have these point to old.hr.com?

Due to all the shuffling around with the website we've had to update links everywhere, especially since filenames have changed. However there's two things have I've noticed:

  • The swf file folder locations in the new site are not predictable. This makes it hard to link to them
  • It seems that for the time being all original content is mapped 1:1 at https://old.homestarrunner.com. Hopefully this remains as a permanent archive.

With that in mind, I'd like to suggest that this template point to old.homestarrunner.com instead of www.homestarrunner.com, and that the {{nextlinks}} template is set up to handle the new site with the addition of an old= tag to also handle these old links. This would mean that the updated pages will need to use the nextlinks template instead, but the unupdated items will correctly point to the old site. What does everyone think of this change? --Stux 18:58, 9 January 2021 (UTC)

Yep, that makes sense. (And all the more reason to include an interwiki link to the old site.) HweEloR.png Gfdgsgxgzgdrc 22:15, 9 January 2021 (UTC)
Indeed! In the meantime we may need to hack the template until we get interwiki links. But I'm too tired to start today. Definitely later! --Stux 07:32, 10 January 2021 (UTC)
Also it seems that the watch templates need to be updated as per this edit. --Stux 11:47, 10 January 2021 (UTC)
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