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folder.gif Noinclude 5 Stux 21:53, 4 December 2005
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folder.gif Users in Main Namespaces 1 Sir Strong Bad 02:30, 9 December 2005
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folder.gif Recent Changes revert 1 It's dot com 16:05, 22 December 2005
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folder.gif Substitution 3 Bubsty 04:59, 4 January 2006
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folder.gif Personal images 3 It's dot com 18:44, 28 December 2005
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folder.gif CSS Text 3 E.L. Cool 05:40, 27 December 2005
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folder.gif IRC 3 E.L. Cool 18:10, 27 December 2005
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folder.gif Incorrect label 2 Teh Frossty One 00:08, 28 December 2005
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folder.gif Happy New Year! 1 E.L. Cool 13:11, 2 January 2006
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folder.gif Userpage 5 Thunderbird L17 21:49, 16 March 2007
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folder.gif Definite Article 6 Homestar Coder 19:35, 27 January 2006
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folder.gif All-nighter troll fighters 5 Heimstern Läufer 22:21, 28 January 2006
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folder.gif Contributors list 3 ACupOfCoffee 20:58, 2 February 2006
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folder.gif Macromedia Flash 1 Nerd42 05:34, 4 February 2006
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folder.gif Contest 1 Seriously 23:40, 21 February 2006
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folder.gif Pi 2 E.L. Cool 16:21, 10 March 2006
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folder.gif Validation 5 Invisible Robot Fish 20:07, 4 March 2006
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folder.gif Category capitalization 3 It's dot com 23:56, 6 March 2006
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folder_hot.gif Sysop 22 It's dot com 03:54, 13 March 2006
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folder.gif Eretz 1 E.L. Cool 15:12, 25 March 2006
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[edit] Noinclude

Hey Lapper, how are you? I was looking at your signature help page and noticed that your autosig template wasn't playing nice with the dates and stuff. I looked at it but couldn't figure out what the problem was. Unless it has to do with the <noinclude> section -- perhaps the five quotes (''''')? I know I always run into trouble when putting those together and it might be throwing off the wikicode parser. Anyway just wanted to let you know. --Stux 21:18, 4 December 2005 (UTC)

Hey, thanks. I'm not sure what caused it, but it was in the <noinclude> code. It's fixed now, and thanks for the help. — Lapper (talk) 21:23, 4 December 2005 (UTC)
Cool! No prob! It's a mystery to me too, since I was clearly wrong about my single quotes theory. You could put the usage information on its talk page if you want. (Oh then again it might've been closing the bold before the italics, and messing things up? either way.) --Stux 21:31, 4 December 2005 (UTC)
I could, but the whole idea of the tag is to use it in templates. — Lapper (talk) 21:33, 4 December 2005 (UTC)
Yeah. Before I knew the tag even existed that's what I used to do. (Actually, I still do). Since the tag doesn't work properly i see no harm in doing that. But that's only if you really wanted the help information somewhere. It is your tag after all. --Stux 21:41, 4 December 2005 (UTC)
Actually, it does work correctly. Note my use of it with User:Lapper/toolbox. — Lapper (talk) 21:45, 4 December 2005 (UTC)
Oh! What I meant by not working correctly was when it came to use in-line, where it was necessary that the template did not break lines apart. --Stux 21:53, 4 December 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Users in Main Namespaces

Greetings, Sir Lapper! I was just wondering what exactly you meant by the comment you left on my electronic talk page. It read:
No article in a Main namespace should reference or direct to a user. Except in the rare case of a Strong Bad Email sent in by a Wiki user, or a Fanstuff sent in by a Wiki user.
I apologize that I am not exactly fluent in this new fangled electronic-type language. Does this by chance mean that I must be rid of my electronic Honorary Gang Members section? It is merely no more than a "souped up" favorite user section. Hopefully incorrect, Sir Strong Bad
Not at all. It means that, as a general rule of thumb, that you can not link to a user's userspace from inside a normal article. We like to keep the encyclopediac style of articles as valid as possible. — Lapper (talk) 02:30, 9 December 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Recent Changes revert

Hey Lapper. The list of names on the RC Patrol looked good, but you took out all the timestamps, so I had to revert it. Sorry. — It's dot com 14:51, 21 December 2005 (UTC)

It's okay, It's dot com. Just wondering why they should be there if neither of the other lists has them. We don't need to know the exact minute any given person joined. — Lapper (talk) 16:05, 22 December 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Substitution

Hi Lapper. I was wondering, why excactly did you do this? Was it so now he won't edit the template? — talk Bubsty edits 03:42, 25 December 2005 (UTC)

Actually, Bubsty, what I did was changed {{User:Bubsty/welcome}} to {{subst:User:Bubsty/welcome}}. This process works out a little bit smoother on the server, and a little bit cleaner on the userpage when you simply use subst: in front of your welcome template. This excerpt from Help:Template may provide more details:
Substituting

For some templates, it is a better idea to take load off the server and use subst: before the template name. This substitutes the dynamic code on the page with static text. For example, {{tick}} will display as {{tick}} in the code, while {{subst:tick}} will display as [[Image:wiki tick.GIF]] in the code.
I hope this answers your question. — Lapper (talk) 03:51, 25 December 2005 (UTC)
Additionally, Bubsty, welcome templates should be substituted for the very reason you said, so that they won't be accidentally edited. — It's dot com 00:51, 26 December 2005 (UTC)
I see. Thanks. — talk Bubsty edits 04:59, 4 January 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Personal images

I'm not sure, DoianGray. However, that's a good point. Let's wait until HRWiki:Personal images developes, first. — Lapper (talk) 03:54, 25 December 2005 (UTC)

Indeed. Let's figure out what our guidelines are before you let anyone else know that they're going against them. Thanks. :) — It's dot com 16:51, 26 December 2005 (UTC)

So, in fact, we shouldn't be informing people they have too many images? It may take quite a while to trackback once we've tagged all the images. — Lapper (talk) 16:54, 26 December 2005 (UTC)
Only if it's a clear-cut case. And by clear-cut I mean that more than two images are on a specific user's page and on no other pages (including other user pages). — It's dot com 17:04, 26 December 2005 (UTC)
Okay. Sure deal. — Lapper (talk) 18:44, 28 December 2005 (UTC)

[edit] CSS Text

You should save this on your userpage or something. This really rules, man! Elcool (talk)(contribs) 17:09, 26 December 2005 (UTC)

Thank you so much. I had actually made it a week or so previously, only to find how horribly disfigured it became in the sandbox, forcing me to re-style it. I don't know about saving it in my userpage, but you're welcome to if you wish. — Lapper (talk) 23:32, 26 December 2005 (UTC)
If I wish to what? Add it to your userpage? My userpage? P.S.: Why you're never on IRC anymore? Elcool (talk)(contribs) 05:08, 27 December 2005 (UTC)
I mean that you could add it to yours if you would like to. I certainly don't need to add it to mine. Well, we'll just see who isn't on IRC. — Lapper (talk) 05:40, 27 December 2005 (UTC)

[edit] IRC

You are not on IRC. Been for a minute and then leaving. Now I'm back and we can chat! Elcool (talk)(contribs) 10:02, 27 December 2005 (UTC)

Okay, coming on if you're still on. — Lapper (talk) 17:18, 27 December 2005 (UTC)
I'm on. Always on. Elcool (talk)(contribs) 17:35, 27 December 2005 (UTC)
I'm sorry, I can't come on at the moment. Maybe later today. — Lapper (talk) 18:10, 27 December 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Incorrect label

Hey, I was wondering regarding that note put at the bottom of Image:Hrwiki_brokenheart.png. I uploaded it, not Salty! I'm kinda confuzzled. I AM using it in my sig. So... yeah... can you just... confirm this? teeeffoh! 23:59, 27 December 2005 (UTC)

Not entirely sure what was going through my head when I threw that label on there. I obviously didn't mean to do that, however, thank you for notifying me. I have fixed the label. — Lapper (talk) 00:10, 28 December 2005 (UTC)
Awexome. Happy Post-Decemberween! teeeffoh! 00:08, 28 December 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Happy New Year!

I know it's a little late, I just wanted to wish you a happy new year, and may your blogs have the readership of the entire world! Elcool (talk)(contribs) 10:52, 2 January 2006 (UTC)

Heh, the readership of the world. Thanks a bunch, E.L. Cool. — Lapper (talk) 13:11, 2 January 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Userpage

Those are hilarious, truly cream of the crop. Your overall userpage too, it looks awsome. And it should, since it looks like you went to alot of work. The "Memories" and "User Quotes" are great; I never knew It's Dot Com made the annony edit, and I recognized all the Admin quotes, but none of the other ones. Well I'm going to bed now, just wanted to commend you on an excellent userpage. Thunderbird 06:35, 11 January 2006 (UTC)

Thank you very much, Thunderbird L17. I'm very glad you've taken the time to read it. — Lapper (talk) 11:48, 11 January 2006 (UTC)

I really like it, especially your pic; nice! Darth Katana X (discussionitem_icon.gif user.gif mail_icon.gif)

Thanks, Darth Katana X. — Lapper (talk) 00:37, 2 March 2006 (UTC)

How can I create a page like it? I tried, but it just kept backfiring on me. Could you help? Thanks. ——Supuhstar* Image:Supuhstar(SupuhSmall).gif

A userpage is your own design. Think it through and I'm sure you'll end up with something you can enjoy. — Lapper (talk) 21:49, 16 March 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Definite Article

Thanks for bringing up that it's still a stub, but I'm not sure about adding all of the characters you listed. Please see the talk page for a brief discussion of that. Do you actually have the page in progress? Sorry if my editing stepped on your editing toes. Homestar Coderhomestar-coder-sig.gif 01:40, 27 January 2006 (UTC)

I do have the page currently in progress, and I'm up to my neck in it, but I have it open in a seperate window. When I'm finished, we can remove some of the inappropriate ones. Thanks for the heads up, Homestar Coder. — Lapper (talk) 01:43, 27 January 2006 (UTC)
Isn't every appropriate character already on the page? Who are you thinking of adding (surely not that whole list)? Homestar Coderhomestar-coder-sig.gif 01:52, 27 January 2006 (UTC)
Please don't tell me my edit will be for nothing. That would be why I set it to In Progress. — Lapper (talk) 01:54, 27 January 2006 (UTC)
Uh, I'm not saying that your work isn't any good, I'm just wondering who you think is appropriate to add that hasn't already been added. Most of the characters in the comments don't really work for the page, IMO. Homestar Coderhomestar-coder-sig.gif 01:56, 27 January 2006 (UTC)
It looks like sooner or later the unneeded characters will just be removed. Thanks for your concern. — Lapper (talk) 04:33, 27 January 2006 (UTC)
I've gone ahead and removed all wiki-named characters from the list. Please alert me to any other issues. — Lapper (talk) 19:35, 27 January 2006 (UTC)

[edit] All-nighter troll fighters

A monument to a very late night
Hey, Lapper, crazy night last night, eh? Your tenacity in staying awake that late is awesome. Here's a little image so we can remember how you stayed up to stop people from breaking our cow lamps. You are my D-O-G-E. Heimstern Läufer 21:37, 28 January 2006 (UTC)
Thanks so much, Heimstern Läufer. I probably would have fallen asleep if you weren't there helping out. — Lapper (talk) 21:39, 28 January 2006 (UTC)
Glad I could be of serivce. We can thank Mozart for that: If I hadn't stayed up to watch Amadeus in honor of his birthday, I might have been asleep at the time. But the three of us (with ol' HSR username) handled it. Oh, and I prefer to be called just "Heimstern". Saying "Heimstern Läufer" when addressing me always seems a bit stuffy to me. With a lot of crap, Heimstern Läufer 22:12, 28 January 2006 (UTC)
I could probably thank a number of random people... but okay, I'll stop if it feels like I'm addressing you as both your first and last name, which sure sounds stuffy to me. — Lapper (talk) 22:16, 28 January 2006 (UTC)
No biggie, man, just thought I'd let you know. You get to be on first name terms with me. Talk atcha later! Heimstern Läufer 22:19, 28 January 2006 (UTC)
Heh, first username terms, you mean. — Lapper (talk) 22:21, 28 January 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Contributors list

What exactly am I a contributor to? — User:ACupOfCoffee@ 07:25, 2 February 2006 (UTC)

This very talk page. — Lapper (talk) 12:38, 2 February 2006 (UTC)
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!! — User:ACupOfCoffee@ 20:42, 2 February 2006 (UTC)
Yes. People seem to get curious about why his or her name is on the list. It's just for leaving a message, people. Thanks. — Lapper (talk) 20:58, 2 February 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Macromedia Flash

I thought of one more thing to add ... but nothing else ... and it wasn't from reading the Macromedia Flash article on WP. Why is this article called a stub, when it has all the information? I am not aware that there is anything else relevent ... --NERD42  email  talk   h²g²  pedia  uncyc  05:06, 4 February 2006 (UTC)

Maybe you can ask around. I've personally only spent a half-year in the program, so I'm not very qualified to answer. — Lapper (talk) 05:34, 4 February 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Contest

I am proud to say that you are the winner of my caption contest! Thanks for joining, and there'll be more to come! Seriously (Talk) 14:00, 11 February 2006 (UTC)

Thanks, Seriously. I'm very happy to be part of the fun. — Lapper (talk) 15:50, 11 February 2006 (UTC)

Congrats, Lapper! --אוקאלייליי (Ookelaylay)

Thanks. Spanish is pretty cool. — Lapper (talk) 23:23, 21 February 2006 (UTC)
Congrats, dos veces. Aww... your award messed up. Aw, well. --אוקאלייליי (Ookelaylay)

[edit] Pi

When I was looking through the RC and seeing you wrote in the summery {{pi}}, I thought you meant something like this:

π 3.14159 26535 89793 23846
26433 83279 50288 41971 69399 37510

Elcool (talk)(contribs) 14:37, 24 February 2006 (UTC) (P.S: Yeah, that's an ugly Pi)

Nice userbox. I really enjoy that one. However, I almost always abbreviate templates in my edit summaries, such as {{unsigned}} to {{us}}, and {{personal-image}} to {{pi}}. And yeah, the script π looks way better than that block one. — Lapper (talk) 02:47, 25 February 2006 (UTC)
Interesting. It shows up as script on this 600 MHz PowerPC G3 iMac, but not on my 800MHz PowerPC G4 iBook. — Lapper (talk) 16:21, 10 March 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Validation

why'd you make the change from font to span. seems kinda arbitrary to me. I R F 22:04, 3 March 2006 (UTC)

<span> is more correct than the deprecated <font> tag as of HTML 4.0. Just as CSS is slowly replacing all attributes. — Lapper (talk) 22:14, 3 March 2006 (UTC)
I'd say quickly not slowly. Although I'm not really up on all the W3C or WC3 stuff (not sure which it is). In looking at Joey day's website, he is nutso about that stuff. I tried to mimick some of his CSS stuff but wasn't entirely sucessful. And since I see that by your Babel boxes that you CSS rating is advanced, I was wondering if you could take a look at the CSS file here and make some suggestions. It looks different in each browser. Sometimes the colors change on the navigation bar upon mousing over, sometime they don't. Things don't quite line up on the right, and in some browsers the links on the right, appear to far down, I think that is a clear issue but I'm not sure. I R F 22:32, 3 March 2006 (UTC)
I'd start with using the @import command:
<style type="text/css">@import "file path";</style>
It's always worked out for me when using external style sheets better than anything else, and that webpage you showed doesn't seem to be utilizing it. By the way, it's "W3C"; short for "World Wide Web Consortium". The "W3" is more of a "W3". — Lapper (talk) 03:04, 4 March 2006 (UTC)
On mine it's
<link rel="stylesheet" href="CssFiles/format2.css" type="text/css" />
So I should change that to
<style type="text/css">@import "CssFiles/format2.css";</style>
Is that right? I R F 14:12, 4 March 2006 (UTC)
Yeah, that should probably fix some compatibility problems. — Lapper (talk) 20:07, 4 March 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Category capitalization

The original is Running Gags (with both words capitalized). Should the subcategories not match? — It's dot com 23:02, 6 March 2006 (UTC)

I'm not sure. Is that usually the case, considering "Gags" isn't a proper noun or the first word? — Lapper (talk) 23:03, 6 March 2006 (UTC)
Well, we're not really consistent. I was just pointing out that we capitalized both words in the first case. — It's dot com 23:52, 6 March 2006 (UTC)
All right, then. They can be moved if deemed necessary. — Lapper (talk) 23:56, 6 March 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Sysop

Hey Lapper. It is my pleasure to announce that you have been given sysop privileges and responsibilities. If you have any questions, never hesitate to ask. May you always use your powers for good and for awesome. — It's dot com 05:14, 9 March 2006 (UTC)

I would like to thank you for this immense honor. — Lapper (talk) 05:15, 9 March 2006 (UTC)
Sweet, man! I was hoping you get to join us soon! Now all the all-nighters are sysops. :-) Great jaerb, man! Heimstern Läufer 05:17, 9 March 2006 (UTC)
No more all-nighter vandal fights for us. Is that good or bad? — Lapper (talk) 03:54, 13 March 2006 (UTC)
Wow, congratulations. ^-^ Keep on doin' great things. And didn't I tell ya you would? =) --DorianGray
Yeah, you probably did; like five or six times. Oracle DorianGray. — Lapper (talk) 03:54, 13 March 2006 (UTC)
Great jorb Lapper. You've earned it all to much --Dacheatbot · Communicate
Thank you, Dacheatbot. — Lapper (talk) 03:54, 13 March 2006 (UTC)
Congratulations Lapper! You'll make an excellent addition to the sysop ranks. Thunderbird 06:27, 9 March 2006 (UTC)
It's nice to be a part of the team, Thunderbird. — Lapper (talk) 03:54, 13 March 2006 (UTC)
Congratolations Lapper, my buddy and great friend. Your projects keep this wiki as a whole. Seeing you taking all this short articles and destubbing them can really motivate a user to take on an article and to just start writing about it. You deserve this promotion. Elcool (talk)(contribs) 11:18, 9 March 2006 (UTC)
Thanks so much for your constant support and friendliness. Congratulations upon your sysophood as well. — Lapper (talk) 03:54, 13 March 2006 (UTC)
Hear, hear! Another new sysop joins the ranks, and there was much rejoicing! Oh, except from vandals, of course. --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 17:59, 9 March 2006 (UTC)
Thank you, Jay. — Lapper (talk) 03:54, 13 March 2006 (UTC)
Congrats, I proudly predicted this here. I R F 21:31, 9 March 2006 (UTC)
Oracle Invisible Robot Fish, have you met DorianGray? — Lapper (talk) 03:54, 13 March 2006 (UTC)
Congratulations, Lapper! — Kilroy / talk 22:35, 9 March 2006 (UTC)
Thanks, Kilroy. — Lapper (talk) 03:54, 13 March 2006 (UTC)
Congratulations from me as well! You're administra-awesome! :) — Image:kskunk_fstandby.gif KieferSkunk (talk) — 04:34, 10 March 2006 (UTC)
That is an excellent word. Thanks, KieferSkunk. — Lapper (talk) 03:54, 13 March 2006 (UTC)
Congrats, Lapper! You've been a great contributor for such a long time, I'm excited to see how you'll continue to make the wiki a better place with your new responsibilities. Welcome to the team. — wikisig.gif Joey (talk·edits) 05:09, 10 March 2006 (UTC)
I'm very proud to recieve this honor, and to hear this compliment from you. Thank you very much, JoeyDay. — Lapper (talk) 03:54, 13 March 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Eretz

Hi Lapps, I saw you and TBird wondering what the Eretz in my nick stands for. Well, you were right. Eretz is indeed "land" or "country", but your conclution was way off. I wasn't "out and about" as you said, I just watched a TV show called "Eretz Nehederet" :). And you can't all over Israel in a day. Elcool (talk)(contribs) 06:43, 25 March 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for clearing that up, E.L. Cool. I was throwing a completley random guess, anyway. — Lapper (talk) 15:12, 25 March 2006 (UTC)
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