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[edit] Hopefuls

Hi TB! I know you already thought about it by viewing the source of your /Sysops subpage, but I realy think you should add Stux in there too. Anytime I view the recent changes page I see him on some project. From minor ones like splitting talk pages to re-doing entire pages, he is alweys constructively helping the wiki. Those are just my two agorot. Elcool (talk)(contribs) 14:23, 2 December 2005 (UTC)

True, he has done alot. And he seems very knowledgable about computers and codes - an asset for being a sysop, and a quality I'm somewhat lacking. But on closer inspection, he's only made little more than 500 namespace edits. However, these "ratings" are still just rough guides; if a nomination period ever comes up again, I still don't know who I'd nominate, or vote for. I'd most likely still vote a yes for Stux, and maybe even vote a no for some in my list of hopefulls. The list is more used as a quick reference for contributers who's user and talk pages I frequent often. It'll often get updated too. Most likely if Stux continues the way he's going, he'll most likely be on it by the end of the year. Thunderbird 19:19, 2 December 2005 (UTC)
Although there are alot of people here who deserve to be sysops, i'm just wondering if you're choosing people that have been around for a long time and have decent edits, or just anyone with outstanding edits. Because some of the people on your list (for example, Mibluvr13) aren't that active, but when they are, they do great edits. I'm not saying i'm against against her, I think she would make an awesome sysop along with the rest, but you were complaining before how some sysops aren't as active after become so. Just a thought. Homestramy20|Talk 19:39, 2 December 2005 (UTC)
Heh, funny you should notice that. Like I said before, they're just general guidelines, and they're not done yet. I'm sure there's lots of good users that I haven't thought of. Besides, these are in no way official. I just wanted an extra section of my Sysop list to put users that I often frequent their pages, and I figured "hopefuls" was as good a name as any. I could just have easily named it "others" or "not sysops". As for my guidelines, I kinda took a page from Wikipedia. They look for those who are level headed, made usually at least 1000 mainspace edits, things like that. Again, these are in no way official, or even guarantees that I would nominate/vote for them, should the oppourtunity ever arise. In fact, maybe I will rename it to just "others". Yea, that's probably more accurate. Thunderbird 19:59, 2 December 2005 (UTC)
Alright, but you didn't have to actually delete Mib off of there! I didn't mean that at all. Homestramy20|Talk 20:07, 2 December 2005 (UTC)
Haha, you noticed, eh? I had actually already reconsidered her, I don't really frequent her talk page or anything anyways. I was just planning to do it a bit later, but I figured during the rename was as good a time as any. Thunderbird 20:19, 2 December 2005 (UTC)
Alright. Have fun picking out all the cool people... Er, I mean all the good candidates of your likeing. ;) Homestramy20|Talk 20:49, 2 December 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Happy B-Day, T-Bay!

Well done, my thundergänger! Stop! By the time you read this wikiparcel, I'll be just as alive as I was before you read it! Stop! Therefore, I've enclosed half of my ponytail therein. Stop! I bid you good tidings, and may you continue to flummox those less fortunate than you! (AKA trolls). Happay birthday! Thunderbird L19!! Elcool (talk)(contribs) 04:42, 6 December 2005 (UTC)

Woah, you have a pony tail? Cool. Anydayways, happy birthday Thunder bird! — talk Bubsty edits 04:46, 6 December 2005 (UTC)
Happy Birthday Thunder. I'd offer you a cake... but I ate it on the way here. :) Homestramy20|Talk 04:50, 6 December 2005 (UTC)
Herzliche Glückswünschen zum Geburtstag! Dein Führer
{Holds up a round cake with pink frosting; Thunderbird smiles. The cake suddenly collapses; Thunderbird frowns.}AbdiViklas 05:25, 6 December 2005 (UTC)
I was going to say something in Japanese, but my friends forgot how to say it. So now it's in Englilsh: Happy birthday. Hope you get all my particles. --DorianGray

*Goes and buys alcohol from a liquor store, for the first time in his life.*
*Drinks said alcohol, for the first time in his life*
o.O *Is suddenly curious what Heimstern said in German*
Thunderbird 08:01, 6 December 2005 (UTC)

Just don't overdo it with those cold ones. Heimstern Läufer 06:08, 6 December 2005 (UTC)
Don't! You'll hurt your poor brain cells!! ...and liver cells!! ...and wiki cells!!! On a side note, happy birthday! ;P - Joshua 13:45, 6 December 2005 (UTC)
I bought a Mike's Hard Lemonade. W00t!!!! :) Thunderbird 00:51, 7 December 2005 (UTC)
That stuff is good... :O Homestramy20|Talk 02:02, 7 December 2005 (UTC)
*Achem* How old are you, Homestramy20? — Lapper (talk) 02:06, 7 December 2005 (UTC)
The drinking age is 18 in Alberta. But even still, she's supposed to have like... at least two or three years left. Thunderbird 02:08, 7 December 2005 (UTC)
14 years old....
Homestramy20|Talk 02:11, 7 December 2005 (UTC)
Correction, three yeras and then some. Thunderbird 03:10, 7 December 2005 (UTC)

Many combolations on your birthday, TBird. psst! Don't forget to update your user page. :) But wait! You waited a whole year to have a Mike's Cold One, or am I reading something wrong? — It's dot com 03:19, 7 December 2005 (UTC)

The drinking age in B.C. is 19, dot com. Whoah, 6,000 views of your user page, too! A-pretty-pretty-good. — User:ACupOfCoffee@ 03:25, 7 December 2005 (UTC)

Correction again. 4 years. Anyways, yeah, British Columbia's drinking age is 19. Pretty strict back there... Homestramy20|Talk 03:37, 7 December 2005 (UTC)
Yeah. Technically I waited 19 years to drink any alcoholic drink. Call me a faithful law abider. :) And I've been watching for a few days now, waiting for the big 6-triple 0. Update'd. Thunderbird 04:38, 7 December 2005 (UTC)

Wait.. The first cold one you had was infront of the wiki? (I sure hope you didn't do any reckless editing while intoxicated ;) Do we have any laws against that? Elcool (talk)(contribs) 05:04, 7 December 2005 (UTC) (P.S.: What's the alcoholic percentage of that hard lemonade?)

psst! I say again... Update the first line of text on your user page... — It's dot com
Ooooooh, that's what you meant. First I thought it was to update my Fact of the Week, to reflect that my age uppance happened yesterday (UTC), then I thought it was to update to 6000 page views. I must admit, the last time it occured to me that I'd get to update my general Userpage age was like a week ago. After that it totally slipped my mind. It'll be updated within seconds.
And El Coolio, actually I promised some friends of mine about 2 years ago that my first drink would be a margurita with them. The Mike's Hard was the first drink that I bought. It's still sitting on my desk, I'll probably drink it tomorrow or something, unless my Albertain house guests find it first. The alchoholic percentage is only 7%, it's no absinthe or anything. That stuff'll kill you. Especially here. I don't plan on drinking much, I just like being able to. And I enjoy getting ID'd.
Hopefully I'll be able to control my urge to vandalize the wiki, I'd hate to be stained with a WUI charge (Wikiing Under Influence, AKA Triple U I). And now I'm gonna go... Sleep it off, 1, 2, 3... in time for work tomorrow. The worksite tomorrow is like a 2 hour commute (North Vancouver. Opposite side of the main core) Btw El Coolio, what's the *legal* drinking age over in Rishon LeZion, out of curiosity? Thunderbird 06:43, 7 December 2005 (UTC)
It's not an age in Rishon per-see. Our country is small enough as it is to have only one drinking age. Elcool (talk)(contribs) 10:36, 7 December 2005 (UTC) (P.S.: It's 18 :). 16 days from now)
Everything has already been said and I am a little late so I'll leave you with a simple happy birthday I R F 13:03, 7 December 2005 (UTC)
(This is kinda late, but..) Happy birthday!! — Kilroy / talk 03:48, 8 December 2005 (UTC)

[edit] 6,000 views!

That rules. Nice! — talk Bubsty edits 04:53, 7 December 2005 (UTC)
Yeah, I'm almost up to 1,000 myself. But then, you've been here longer, and you're a big time sysop to boot. ^-^ --DorianGray
I'm sorta close to 3000. Except... I still have about 300 more page views to go. — talk Bubsty edits 04:58, 7 December 2005 (UTC)
I'm waiting for my 3000 in a little less then 400 views. Not even half as you! Elcool (talk)(contribs) 05:00, 7 December 2005 (UTC)
Thanks guys. And the most recent 1000 views only took two months. I guess it helps to have a colorful wiki page, handy Sysop link list, and a weekly fact (Thanks El Coolio for the idea). What really baffles me though, is that my little ol' userpage likely currently has one of the largest number of page views on the whole wiki, even more than the big boss, especially compared to the more expected high page view counts like this and that. I guess it's all just because of the updatage. I do have to work on my user talk count though, two of those user's talk pages have a higher count than 6000, and the other one is poised to pass me too. Thunderbird 06:57, 7 December 2005 (UTC)
Hey, you just keep on linking to my page all you want to. It's this number I'm interested in. ;) — It's dot com 07:05, 7 December 2005 (UTC)
Geez, I only have a little under 600... I guess it's just being new and the fact that the "cool" feature on my page involves translating a foreign language. But then, 600 is probably more than a lot of folks who've only been around for two months (two months to the day, may I point out) have.
P.S.: I rank 250 on the most-linked list: right down the middle of the top 500. That's kind of cool. Heimstern Läufer 07:15, 7 December 2005 (UTC)
I'm number 40 with mosed linked with a (not so) grand total of 259 links. Horray-a for me! Elcool (talk)(contribs) 10:34, 7 December 2005 (UTC)
Heh, #82 with 203 links. I need to get in more... — Lapper (talk) 12:58, 7 December 2005 (UTC)
Oooh, I'm only at number 44. Oh well, just gotta keep signing my name. Every sig is another link. Or probably every page with my sig somewhere on it is a link. Something like that... Thunderbird 13:31, 7 December 2005 (UTC)
I'm #14. yes! — talk Bubsty edits 04:56, 8 December 2005 (UTC)
39? Me? Somehow, I expected to be in the triple digits... --DorianGray
15! /talks too much Homestar Coderhomestar-coder-sig.gif 06:57, 8 December 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Is it cardboard, or is it feedback?

Hi Teebs. I'm making a new Pizza page and I want some feedback. Does such a common food deserve a page? I'm not sure myself. I had this idea a couple of days ago and didn't make it because I think that maybe an everyday food like pizza isn't significant enough. So what do you think? does the page have merit?
On another note, I saw you logging in on 11:20 (my time) looking for me. Would it help for a non USA/Canada residant like me to have some time table for when I'm online?
Thank you, Elcool (talk)(contribs) 19:07, 19 December 2005 (UTC)

Oh I wouldn't worry about IRC. It was just like 12 or 1:20 am, and I was waiting for my sister and her boyfriend to get back from the states, so I figured chatting with someone would keep me up. But it wasn't important or anything. As it turned out, they got back like two minutes after I left anyways. As for Pizza, I figure with Ducks, Swiss Cake Rolls and Toilets, it's as a recurring a theme as any. As long as the maker makes the page complete, it probably doesn't hurt. But if we were to get flooded with some "trying to be helpful" annony making incomplete pages of things like "Clouds" "Stairs" and "Carpet", it might get annoying. As long as it's decent and complete though, I don't see a problem with it. And about that "timetable" thing... I just had a flash. Perhaps some HRWiki page with a big map split into time zones, with users putting themselves into what time zone they fit into? I'm not sure how useful it would be though, I think it'd get pretty messy within the 3 or 4 hour "North American" time zones, and just you way on the other side. :) Thunderbird 20:10, 19 December 2005 (UTC) (Btw, what did you think of my Wedsite?)
I need to go to school in a few minutes, so before I leave you with a long AbdiViklas-style reply, I'll leave you with this link: Frapper!. Elcool (talk)(contribs) 04:55, 20 December 2005 (UTC)
And now, ladies and Thunderbirds: A long reply!
Nice to know about your sister. As for Pizza, which is now a page of it's own, thanks for the encouragement. I really needed it for making those pages. About people that make pages and then abandon them - I'm not like this. When I do something I'd always like to do it right, including links and everything (A thing that I'm about to do now). I like those long lists where things that at a time were not even remotaly related, can now find a common thing beween them. I thought about another page that I'm still not sure I want to do: Facial expressions. To have big ol' galleries about every chacacter's facial expressions with abnormalities, like the time Strong Bad narrowed his eyes in email XX.
About the timeline. I think Frapper, the link I linked to above, is a good place to start. Some admin (*Achem*) should start a group and the users would flock it like The Poopsmith on an overflowing toilet. You are right about me being the only one on the side of the pond, but do we have users from England? Asia? I know we have some Aussies here.
Anyway, take care of yourself and have a nice day. I'm gonna head back to class. I wrote this on my free lessons. Elcool (talk)(contribs) 12:41, 21 December 2005 (UTC)

[edit] I like-a to say, "Holy crap!"

While we're still on the subject, how about creating an article about Strong Bad's catchphrase, "Holy Crap!"? Hasn't it been said enough times on the website for it to be called a running gag? I mean, if we have a page on Crapfully Yours, why not "Holy Crap?" Then again, I guess it would be like somebody creating an article for Homestar's "Seriously!" The ball's in your court. – The Chort 13:05, 21 December 2005 (UTC)

I thought about it. But I would like to see a Crap page. with sections for "Holy Crap" and "Crapfully Yours" as well as other sections. Elcool (talk)(contribs) 14:51, 21 December 2005 (UTC)
We've already got a "Crap" page. It's called Whatsit. Adding "Holy Crap" and "Crapfully Yours" to it would make it quite long. – The Chort
I'm sorry, sir, but you quite wrong. Whatsit is not crap. "Whatsit" is what The Poopsmith shoveles and "crap" is what Strong Bad likes to say. Two different things. Elcool (talk)(contribs) 17:20, 21 December 2005 (UTC)
Hmmm... Perhaps if somebody wants to make the Holy Crap page, to just make it, and once it's done it can always be merged with Crapfully Yours. I would, but I'm terribly busy right now as it is in my secular life. Note my list of things to do on my userpage, and the lack of strikes through them... Thunderbird 00:24, 22 December 2005 (UTC)
Never mind, today I discovered Crap which includes "Holy Crap!" This conversation is closed! – The Chort 15:58, 4 January 2006 (UTC)
Cool!TheThin 14:41, 7 January 2006 (UTC)

[edit] &#8660;

I'm currently housesitting, and I've noticed on my sister's computer that my usual "double sided arrow symbols" from my sig just look like squares on their computer. Which got me wondering: Just how many people think my sig is "Thunderbird" with a little square on each side? Is this a common problem, or is it just my sister's computer? Let me know what my sig looks like on YOUR browser, thanks. If it's a common problem, I guess I may have to fix it. Thunderbird 22:29, 24 December 2005 (UTC)

On all my usual computers I see the double arrows, but at the one at my parents' house and at my church I see the missing-characters blocks. — It's dot com 22:30, 24 December 2005 (UTC)
I see the arrows just fine. Cool sig, by the way. Has Matt? (talk) 22:36, 24 December 2005 (UTC)
EDIT CONFLICT. On all two computers that I've seen your sig on, both were arrows. — talk Bubsty edits 22:37, 24 December 2005 (UTC)
I've also always been able to see them. Heimstern Läufer 22:38, 24 December 2005 (UTC)
Same here. They've always been arrows for me. — Kilroy / talk 22:44, 24 December 2005 (UTC)
...You have arrows next to your name? --DorianGray
That's quite dissapointing, really. Is there an alternate to the unicode you're currently using? — Lapper (talk) 02:19, 25 December 2005 (UTC)

I see arrows, but on my brother's compy I see squeres. Elcool (talk)(contribs) 05:17, 25 December 2005 (UTC)

Hmm... Seems like it's probably safe enough to just leave it then. I do have a question for those knowledgable of MediaWiki formatting though. Would anybody like to change this page so that it stretches to fit the page, and centers the picture to the middle? As an added request, if somebody could figure out what the color code is for the red in the Thunderbird picture, and change the blue bar background to it (or something close), I'd be eternally grateful. Thunderbird 01:06, 29 December 2005 (UTC)
I'll try it later. Elcool (talk)(contribs) 10:38, 29 December 2005 (UTC)
And done. What do you think? It took me half an hour or so, but I learned alot from the experience. Elcool (talk)(contribs) 17:52, 29 December 2005 (UTC)
Hmm. I didn't notice E.L. had done work on this, and I produced my own version and went ahead and saved it. Mine adheres a little closer to the original CSS. (Sorry, E.L.) — It's dot com 22:16, 29 December 2005 (UTC)

Instead of the unicode characters, you can use the HTML entity code &hArr; to produce the same ⇔double arrows⇔. That might fix the problem on the systems that show squares instead. Then again, it may have something to do with the fonts that are being desplayed. If these are older computers that don't have full unicode variants of Verdana (or they don't have Verdana at all), you probably won't be able to see the arrows either way. It's worth a shot, though. — wikisig.gif Joey (talk·edits) 21:46, 29 December 2005 (UTC)

It's odd... The computers I've used that don't display it correctly are newer (one of them only two months old) than mine, which is years old and displays it just fine. — It's dot com 22:16, 29 December 2005 (UTC)
Thanks for all your help guys, that looks awsome. I'm at my home computer right now, but I'm gonna head back over to my sister's computer, and try out the other code for the arrows. I'll know firsthand if it fixes at least her computer. I'll also be overhauling my userpage a bit, either tonight or tomorrow sometime depending on how tired I am once I get there. Thunderbird 06:18, 30 December 2005 (UTC)
Hmmm... Your double arrows are still showing up as the boxes on my sister's computer. I guess the only solution left (if I really want to fix it for the few) is replacing the arrows with identical images, eh? Thunderbird 06:37, 30 December 2005 (UTC)

[edit] MySig

All right, TB. I've done that. What now? LePorello 22:37, 30 December 2005 (UTC)

Thanks! LePorello22:48, 30 December 2005 (UTC)

Now what? I'm only allowed 10 more minutes online! LePorello 23:31, 30 December 2005 (UTC)

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