User talk:Stev0

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[edit] Welcome!

Hey, Stev0, welcome to the Homestar Runner Wiki! We can always use new registered users around here, so I'm glad you're on. Before you do any major editing, you'll want to read up on our editing standards. And if this is the first MediaWiki based wiki (or first wiki, for that matter) you've used check out the MediaWiki User's Guide, or for quick reference, our Help:Editing page. If you have any questions that aren't answered on our FAQ, post them on its talk page, or you can ask me directly. We try not to bite the newcomers. One last thing — always sign posts on talk pages with this: ~~~~ (it's an automatic signature and timestamp). — User:ACupOfCoffee@ 18:00, 9 October 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Your project

Hey, Stev0. Before you get into a really big project like the one you're doing now, you really ought to discuss it with the community first. It's possible that there's a reason we don't already have those categories and that we won't actually want to have them, and if so, it's going to be lot of work to undo. Your project is also badly flooding the recent changes. So please, let's discuss this first. Thanks. Heimstern Läufer 09:34, 23 December 2010 (UTC)

I'm almost done. I will undo it if nobody else likes it. Stev0 09:37, 23 December 2010 (UTC)
OK. Just so you know, here's the relevant policy page about what I'm talking about: Be bold, but know when not to be. Talk atcha later. Heimstern Läufer 09:45, 23 December 2010 (UTC)
I'm stopping for now, but in case anyone is interested, the reasons I did it:
1. I noticed that several of the character variations were listed in the Main Character category. Technically, they're not Main Characters: there's only 12 of them!
2. I noticed a lot of things that involve specific characters (eg, Strong Bad's shirts) aren't obviously linked to said characters. (I'm not saying they're not linked - it's just not obvious).
Note 1: I did NOT link the categories to Main Characters (yet) because I wanted to see how it would look and what other folks thought first. If people DO like it, then they could be put in the Main Characters category.
Note 2: If people don't like it, it would be easy enough to go through each category, edit the articles, and take them out.
Note 3: If people DO like it, there are a couple of Poopsmith articles that should be categorized, and the entire Homsar category (and there's probably only a half dozen or so articles for that one). If I seriously screwed up something, I'm sorry. Stev0 09:59, 23 December 2010 (UTC)
When I first saw the recent changes flood, I feared for the worst, or at least the not best. But looking at the categories, I think they're probably useful and wonder why we didn't have them before. What I'd do is start a thread on the projects page so we can discuss it (basically rubber-stamping what you've already done) and then go from there. — It's dot com 14:22, 23 December 2010 (UTC)
I started said discussion. Thanks for the input - how long should I wait before acting on it (whether "acting" means "finishing it up" or "undoing everything")? Stev0 16:36, 23 December 2010 (UTC)
I finished it up (Really, the Poopsmith and Homsar didn't have many articles). If it looks good to everyone, the character categories [s]should be[/s] are now linked to the Main Characters category. Also, I've seen examples of both here, so should the categories be "The Cheat", "The Poopsmith", and "The King of Town" or "Cheat, The", etc.? For now I used the latter since that seems to be the more common way. Stev0 21:28, 28 December 2010 (UTC)
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