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[edit] Jones being funny

Yarr!! - InterruptorJones 23:05, 16 Jul 2004 (MST)

[edit] Seethroo with some questions

Heya, Tom. Do you ever check this thing? What's goin' on with the Wiki? It seems to be going nuts. ~ AgentSeethroo

Yes, I do. And yeah, it's under some strain right now. Crazy. -- Tom 17:51, 2 Aug 2004 (MST)

Cool, cool. I'm gonna be able to help move stuff tonight. AgentSeethroo

Sweet. I appreciate it. -- Tom 18:41, 3 Aug 2004 (MST)

Hey, is there any particular reason I CANNOT get onto Recent Changes on the oldschool wiki? It's seriously gettin' on my nerves. -- AgentSeethroo 14:03, 6 Aug 2004 (MST)

I'm guessing it's just the mySQL overload we've been experiencing. Yeah, bummer. -- Tom 14:05, 6 Aug 2004 (MST)

Woah. I added a pantload...but there are still some organizational things that need to be hammered out...I guess check the comments I made in various places...I'm tired... -- AgentSeethroo 23:11, 6 Aug 2004 (MST)

HOLY CRAP! Who're all those people blocked from this wiki??? I didn't know you were doin' that much blocking already! - AgentSeethroo 15:34, 11 Aug 2004 (MST)

Yeah, those are open proxies. You can see the note here and Joey's and my discussion of the topic here. -- Tom 15:47, 11 Aug 2004 (MST)

I wanted to do that for old times sake. Anyway, I kinda discovered something to make transferring things much easier. If you take the code from 'Tavi pages, put em in Word, and then do a ctrl-f, you can have it replace all the parentheses with brackets. Doing things that way, I can get all my links straightened out before I even put the text in MediaWiki. Just sharing... -- AgentSeethroo 15:44, 12 Aug 2004 (MST)

Yeah, I do the same thing, except I use TextPad. It helps a bunch. Mostly. Just have to be a little careful. -- Tom 15:48, 12 Aug 2004 (MST)
How're all my edits and transfers? Is there something wrong that I'm doing that I need to be aware of? (did I just say "doing"? -- AgentSeethroo 15:54, 12 Aug 2004 (MST)
You, my friend, are doing a great job. You're really keeping things moving along. Keep up the good work. I'm seriously thinking you are the man right about now. -- Tom 17:24, 12 Aug 2004 (MST)

[edit] Note from Firebird

Just wanted to say thanks for all the work put into the move. Great Job! -- FireBird

You're welcome. -- Tom 18:08, 20 Sep 2004 (MST)

[edit] Redirects

Tom: I'm seeing some deletion of redirect pages on the deletion log. It looks like most of those pages will not be missed, but it does help to have some "common" misspelling articles redirect to the proper article. This is not for sloppy linking , as no pages SHOULD link to a redirect page. This is for people who come to the site, punch in a name into the search box and are taken to the correct page.

There is always some debate over what constitutes a common misspelling. I created a redirect from Whats her face to What's her face. This seems useful to me. Let me know what you think about this. Drhaggis 15:42, 15 Sep 2004 (MST)

I agree. The ones I've been trying to catch are old links that were not fixed correctly during the move. Things like "MainPage 10" that were used instead of "Main Page 10" becuase of CamelCase on 'Tavi. The person who created that redirect then went ahead and created one for "MainPage 11", even though nothing linked there. I don't see the need for 21 pages to be created like this. Another example is "sbemail1" and its companions. There isn't a need for that.
Of course, you also have to remember that we turned on case-sensitivity. That means that "What's Her Face" and "What's her Face" are also two completely different pages. I'd rather that a link show up in red and someone pick up on their mistake right away then have them continue to make links to redirect pages. But I suppose it would be very hard to keep a lid on things like this once we get going. -- Tom 15:55, 15 Sep 2004 (MST)
Oh, Contraire! I have often wanted to be able to quickly type "sbemailxx" into the search box to find something quickly. I agree that old camel case links should be removed, but I see nothing wrong with shortcut redirects for the lazy. (I was actually thinking of adding these the other day, then stumbled across this thread. Sorry I'm a little late joining the discussion.) :) wikisig.gif Joey (talk·edits) 22:37, 25 Oct 2004 (MST)
I totally agree JoeyDay. I too have wished to quickly type the sbemailxx when I am watching a new toon instead of hving to search the Strong Bad Emails by Name page.-- 12:44, 2 May 2005 (UTC)
Uh, this conversation happened over six and a half months ago. Thanks for your input, but this really isn't relevant anymore. -- Tom 00:54, 3 May 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Note from Jones

{copied and pasted from User:Tom}

I'm just so sick of you being at the top of Special:Wantedpages. So there. Now you're unwanted. -- InterruptorJones 07:49, 3 Sep 2004 (MST)

Thanks Jones. I feel so loved. -- Tom 18:08, 20 Sep 2004 (MST)

[edit] Notes from Maudi

{both were copied and pasted from User:Tom}

Thank God that you made it, Tom! Thank God! -Maudi Algabban

I agree! -- Tom 18:08, 20 Sep 2004 (MST)

Hey, Tom! Have you listened to "Dragostea din tei" with Haiducii or O-Zone? They're from Romania. -Maudi -- 16:28, 19 Sep 2004 (MST)

Sorry, I have to admit that I still haven't. Have you made a userpage yet? Heh heh. But seriously, I know there's some stuff that needs to be attributed to you by being on your userpage. -- Tom 18:08, 20 Sep 2004 (MST)

Hey, Tom!

Check these out for those videos I like!: - Dragoste De Inchiriat [AKCENT] - Akcent - Kylie (Official Video)

Akcent is really cool, and I like to enjoy listen to it! :)

They are from Romania. And I think you should enjoy listen to it.

--Maudi Algabban 17:52, 31 January 2010 (UTC)

I watched the video, that's a pretty interesting beat. Have you read any of the Millennium Trilogy books? They're by Swedish author Stieg Larsson. -- Tom 03:28, 1 February 2010 (UTC)
Sorry, Tom! I must admit that I didn't read any of the Millennium Trilogy books, but thanks for asking, though! --Maudi Algabban 17:35, 9 March 2010 (UTC)


What happened with The Brothers Chaps? Have they stopped making more toons and stuff on You'd better contact The Brothers Chaps about why they quit making more toons and stuff, right? Maybe they are in hiatus... I don't know.

But, Tom, I'm with you if you talk to the creators, okay?

--Maudi Algabban 15:09, 3 February 2010 (UTC)

[edit] Note

Oh geez, man, it looks like I disambiguated a page you deleted. Took too long doing it, I guess. I'm really sorry about that. --TheNintenGenius 19:40, 20 Sep 2004 (MST)

No problem, I can just re-delete it. And I appreciate you leaving this note. It makes me feel good. -- Tom 19:41, 20 Sep 2004 (MST)

[edit] Oh Man

{In reply to a comment from User_talk:Thunderbird_L17}

All that work... I'm really sorry. I was trying to figure out why all my pics looked slightly off. Oh well. I've switched over now. I just wish I hadn't deleted them as I went along... Oh well. I think I'm still doing ok for only being here about a week. Again, my apolagies. And they'll all be PNG from now on. Btw, if you could provide me with a list of the JPG pictures I uploaded, I could replace them in my spare time. Thanks.


Hey, no problem. Here's a good place to get started. Then there's always the Image List. I think that might work best. And I can come up with a better list if you need it. And I'm glad you can see the difference. -- Tom 04:03, 21 Sep 2004 (MST)


Topic Complete.

All of my uploaded JPG files are now PNG. Took a bit of doing, but it's done.

[edit] Sebastian Coe

He first ran against Ovett in Prague in 1978 in an 800 meter race that neither won. The next year in Oslo, Norway, Coe set his first world records (in the 800-meter and mile races). One of the most famous races between Ovett and Coe was in the 1980 Olympic Games in the 1500-meters. Coe won in Olympic Record time.

[edit] Further References

He beat Ovett's mile record, running it in 3 min 48.53 sec on August 19; only a week later Ovett set another mile record, which was then shattered by Coe with a 3 min 47.33 sec run on August 28.

Here are some of his times in the mile:
mile 3'48''95 1979 Wr (Oslo)
mile 3'48''53 1981 Wr (Zurich)
mile 3'47''33 1981 Wr (Bruxelles)
Note: Wr stands for World Record.

One final reference:

And a quote from you;

"Hmm. [Coe] didn't really run the mile. And he never had the world record."

Could you please cite your references?? As far as I can tell, he not only ran the mile, he also held the world record on three seperate occasions.~Hobo

Um, my bad. But you did notice that I changed my edit after that edit you quoted me on, right? And that I was being particularly ambigious in my wording? Anyway, you are right. No hard feelings. Thank you. -- Tom 19:13, 22 Sep 2004 (MST)
So, were you gonna change it back then? ~Hobo
Done. -- Tom 09:13, 23 Sep 2004 (MST)
Thanks ~Hobo

[edit] Idea

How about desktop background downloads for the wiki? Anyone who wanted to create one could, then e-mail one of the admins the image. Then the admin, if approved, could upload it into the wiki images. It's just an idea, but I like the sound of it. I'd love to have an HRwiki background. -- FireBird

Hmm. I don't think so. The problem is this, the Wiki is just for information. If you want to make something on your own and then have it somewhere that you could link to from your userpage, that would be better. See, we kind of tread on this uneasy ground with copyrights and the like. Not only that, but there's also the content issue. I know a background that you would make would most likely be good and wholesome for the Wiki and for Homestar Runner, but I wouldn't want to encourage other not-as-good backgrounds to be made. You are always free to make your own backgrounds, keep them to yourself, use them on your computer, and do what ever you want with them.
As of right now, I'll say this: I don't think you will ever have an official Homestar Runner Wiki background. But I'll ask around and see what I can do. -- Tom 19:43, 22 Sep 2004 (MST)
That's fine with me. -- FireBird

[edit] Floppy Disks

Since you apparently look after the floppy disk section mostly, I figured you would be the best person to ask. How do you feel about a picture of the floppy disk container and it's label beside every listing of it in the inside jokes section? I would be happy to complete that undertaking if you approve. Also, is there anywhere else I could add some pictures? I'm finished the rejects section.


Floppy Disk Container/StrongBadEmailDiskLabels. Check it out. The problem is this: the Wiki is text-based, and information provided through text makes things much easier to search and quicker to load. I'm not really sure that having a screenshot of every different one is needed. Why would it need to be seen by the viewer? Could they simply watch the toon or email instead? One thing that really needs to be done regarding The Container is having the links to the page standardized. Every Fun Facts section on every email and toon that has The Container in it should link to the Floppy Disk Container page in a uniform way. You could get started on that, if you want. And then there's what the disks actually reference. There's a subpage of the Old Wiki page on that needs to be copied over and gone through with a fine-tooth comb.
Regarding the images, you kind of need to convince me why they are actually needed. Thanks for asking though, this has really gotten me thinking. -- Tom 19:31, 22 Sep 2004 (MST)

Well since you already have the list of where the disk case occurs, it should be easy to find the toons to put the link in. I'll get on it later. As far as the floppy images go, I don't think they're NEEDED per-say, but I think it would be kinda cool. It lets people really VISUALIZE the floppys. They would be really small pics too, not full screen. But if you don't want them I won't put them there. As for other pics though, I have been kind of going through the sites putting pictures on everything, if you don't like any of them, feel free to take them off. I just think that any character, object, or place does need a picture to really visualize what the afforementioned thing is. Most of the pages I did only have one or two pics, with the exceptions of The King of Town's Castle place page, and the Tandy_400 computer page. I kinda may have gone overboard on those ones. Look 'em over and decide. The Monkey_D's page also have a few. If you don't like them you can fix them how you see fit. But the widescreen pic in Strong_Bad's_Basement, I'm really proud of that pic. It took me awhile. -- Thunderbird L17 22:24, 22 Sep 2004 (PST)

Those four pages that you linked to are good. And that basement image is especially good. In some places, it borders on the line of being to much, but I think you played it well. They also could use some small tweaks, but that will all come in good time. As for The Floppies, I think you can make a seperate section on the page for the images and organize them in a table. I actually have all the images, and I can upload them later if you want to use them. (I use them for my avatar on the forum.) What do you think of that? -- Tom 09:11, 23 Sep 2004 (MST)

Okay, it's up and running..ish. Access it from the regular floppy list. If you have the images, feel free to upload them. Any that you don't have, or don't feel like uploading, I can them. Just upload what you want, and I'll do the rest. Oh, and how do you feel about the naming of images in the Floppy_*name_of_e-mail*.PNG uniformity? You can name then however you want, but I think there should be some form of uniformity in naming the image files. Just tell me if this is okay, and if you're done uploading the images you want. Also, they should all be fullscreen screenshots, right?

Thunderbird L17 11:10, 27 Sep 2004 (PST)

Alrightie. Update on the floppy disk container. I've been slowly working away at the Floppy disk container with screenshots page, no help needed there, but as I do so I realized another thing missing from the floppy disk container section, and an actual USEFUL thing, is a breif description and history of the games listed on the floppy disk containers. So that being said, I'm also plugging away at that in my little corner of the floppy disk page. If you would like the commentaries on the main floppy disk page too, which I think would be useful, please let me know so that I can add them to both pages as I go along. No rush though, it'll probably be a few weeks before I'm finished researching them and all. Let me know if you think this would be an improvement to the floppy disk page though. Generally I don't ask permission for editing things, but since you're the senior and keeper of the floppy disk container, I thought it was only fair to ask you. So what are your thoughts?

Thunderbird L17 9:45, 6 Oct 2004 (PST)

I do like the information on what the labels mean, and I wouldn't really call them commentaries. They are all pretty clear cut. Let's see how big they get and then play it from there. Keep them on that screenshot page for now, I don't want to violate HRWiki:Once And Only Once. -- Tom 18:44, 7 Oct 2004 (MST)

Hiho. I've run into a roadblock doing the pics. In the e-mail 'lackey', how did you read, let alone get a picture, of the CD case? It's off the screen! Please let me know, or if you have the pic, simply save it as Floppy_lackey.PNG . Please let me know either way whenever. Thanks.

-Thunderbird L17 10:37, 11 Oct 2004 (PST)

I used a program called Flash Decompiler. It's a free download, so you might want to give it a try. Though I wasn't able to export the actual image, I was able to read the text. But you might have better luck than I did. -- Tom 15:41, 11 Oct 2004 (MST)

Sorry, I don't like treating you like an FAQ, I just have ONE last question. (Probably)... I have the program, but how do you get the file onto it? It seems like you can only decompile files on your harddrive. Is this so? If it is, how do you get a flash file (SB E-mail Lackey) onto your hard drive? If it isn't, how do you get it from the interent? Last question, probably. I promise. Likely.

-Thunderbird L17 7:33, 13 Oct 2004 (PST)

Down the bottom of each toon's or email's page, there's a link for the flash file. Just right click and choose "Save Link As..." or your browser's equivalent. -- Tom 15:57, 14 Oct 2004 (MST)

Thanks, I got it. What do you think of my floppy for Lackey? It's the best I could do... Anyways, I wanted to ask you about the once and only once policy. Though I agree that it's a good policy, I think that the 'see above' thing destroys the look of the summaries, especially once they are all finished. Plus, 'Manhunter New York' appeared in an e-mail at the top, then a toon way at the bottom. So it would be kind of hard to just say 'see above'. Plus since the picture is repeated, why not the explanation? You are the moderater, and whatever you decide I'll abide by, but in this case, since it's only for about 4 floppies, a number that's not likely to be increased, could I just repeat the explanations?

-Thunderbird L17 6:28, 15 Oct 2004 (PST)

You know, I do like the idea of having the information on both. Let's try using a tempate instead. Do you think that will work? -- Tom 18:33, 15 Oct 2004 (MST)

Template? I don't know much about website formating or whatnot. Basically everything I do on the Wiki I learn by looking at how somebody else wrote a code, and then copying that pattern. But if you think the template or whatever will work, go ahead. You were right about floating the pictures to the left, making it into tables, all that kind of thing. Just do what you want, and if I disagree I can always revert. But overall I'm happy with what you do. Does this mean that I can put the repeat explanations on the few pictures though, instead of 'see above'?

-Thunderbird L17 23:49, 15 Oct 2004 (PST)

Okay, here's what I did. I created Template:tongue of the fatman, Template:lode runner, and Template:manhunter new york. Check out the page to see if you like it. Now, there's only one place you need to go in order to change the content that will show up for both floppies. -- Tom 07:41, 16 Oct 2004 (MST)

Okay, that works. I don't really plan on editing them much anyways anymore, once the summary is there. But it looks exactly the same, so it's fine. Btw, I fixed the out of place 3.5 inch disk summary, I found a place for it where it fits nicely. Now nothing has two explanations, and the 5.25 inch disks don't have the same summary twice. (See Second 5.25 Inch Disk Summmary)

-Thunderbird L17 9:09, 16 Oct 2004 (PST)

Very good. Well done. -- Tom 09:10, 16 Oct 2004 (MST)

Hey, can you do the same to Cave Quest (100th e-mail) that you did to Shogun? I can't get it the right size without it pixelating...

-Thunderbird L17 18:33, 17 Oct 2004 (PST)

Heh heh. I already did. You can revert back to my image from here if you like. -- Tom 18:42, 17 Oct 2004 (MST)

Hey Tom, I thought JPG format was to be used for videos and pictures, and PNG for all flash material. Plus I think the JPG looked clearer and brighter. If you really don't want it there, then I'll try another way, but I thought I read somewhere that JPG was preferable for pictures, just not for flash. Is the one JPG really that bad? Please clarify. Thanks.

Thunderbird 06:30, 25 Oct 2004 (MST)

Ah ha. There's a little catch here though. We are talking about a screenshot of a movie or image, and not the actual image itself. Screenshots should always be PNGs. The only kinds of JPGs we should have are photos like Image:TheBrothersChapsBandW.jpg or Image:mattchapman.jpg. Perhaps an screenshot like Image:puppetdween.png better illustrates what I'm trying to say. -- Tom 08:35, 25 Oct 2004 (MST)

Okay, I getcha. Then I guess I'll just put it back on the old PNG one for now. Thanks. I guess if anything, it adds diversity...

Thunderbird 19:08, 25 Oct 2004 (MST)

Alright, I think it's finally done. I have one more little task though that I can't complete on my own. The three templates, Template:manhunter_new_york , Template:lode_runner , and Template:tongue_of_the_fatman are now unneeded, and as such should be deleted, right? I can't figure out how to. If you know of a way, be my guest. Or should they just be left peacefully, until the end of time? -- Thunderbird 09:40, 1 Nov 2004 (MST)

Sorry, I was just going to get breakfast when I finished my summary, and when I finished it I realized there was a stored version that wasn't there when I started. I didn't have time to merge them so I just uploaded mine, and I was going to merge them when I got the chance, which is now. I did notice the picture though, and already put it up. Sorry about that, I don't want to offend anyone. I'm going to merge them right now. I just figured if I put mine in quickly yours is still stored as a past edit, so that way they're both there if needed. -- Thunderbird 12:21, 15 Nov 2004 (MST)

Actually, I never thought about NPOV. While I was doing all this, I used reviews as sources, it's easier to just take the opinions of the writers and condence them. But I think that meathod has given the summaries a multi purpose, to now give you a bit of background about the game for curiosity's sake, but also as a type of mini review, for those who are deciding whether or not to find and play them. It gives the summaries a critical and reviewish type feel. Now to go back and do them all NPOV'D would take some doing, and in my opinion I don't think would be as enjoyable to read. What do you think? Side Note: Since they replaced the 5.25's along with the Tandy, do you think they might replace the 2.5's with CD's along with the comp? UPDATE EDIT: No they didn't, but on Main Page 22 it reveals The Cheat's computer has them. I dunno, just a curious little observation.

--Thunderbird 15:05, 15 Nov 2004 (MST)

I figured since I already started a conversation thread here, I'd ask this under the same topic. Do you have a DVD player built into your computer? Basically the reason is that I need the pics of the Floppy Disk Containers from the DVD Main Menus for the Floppy Disk Container page. If it's got Puppet Time Version, it stands to reason that DVD version would be acceptable as well. I do have the DVD set, but no way of getting screens. (Prefferably 150px or larger). Thanks in advance, [[User:Thunderbird L17|⇔Thunderbird⇔]] 15:18, 7 Mar 2005 (MST)

Okay. I do have a DVD player for my computer. But what screenshots do you need? -- Tom 10:10, 9 Mar 2005 (MST)

The screens of the Floppy disk Containers on the Main Menus (the CG'd ones) from the DVDS. The Paper did get them, but they decidedly leave something to be desired, and we're hoping you can do better. Hopefully Zoomed and what not. Also, the last Floppy Disk container couldn't be identified, it seems as though it's cut off by the camera. Check the Floppy Disk Container, it's got the base of what I'm looking for there. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks alot. [[User:Thunderbird L17|⇔Thunderbird⇔]] 17:58, 9 Mar 2005 (MST)

Okay, I'll see what I can do. -- Tom 08:32, 10 Mar 2005 (MST)

[edit] Return the fanstuff!

I'd like a promise to agree to let me bring back the fanstuff. It doesn't make the wiki complete without it.--No Loafing 16:34, 30 Sep 2004 (MST)

Joey has already replied to this demand. Fanstuff is not approved. -- Tom 19:11, 30 Sep 2004 (MST)
then im leaving. GOOD BYE!--No Loafing, who will only be on the forum from now on. 04:57, 1 Oct 2004 (MST)

Wow. What a crybaby. -- AgentSeethroo 14:43, 25 Oct 2004 (MST)

I second that. -- Thunderbird 09:42, 1 Nov 2004 (MST)

[edit] Rollbacks

Exactly how do you roll a page back to its previous version? I've attempted to do this in the past, and I still haven't figured out how. --TheNintenGenius 19:28, 30 Sep 2004 (MST)

A very good question. I just fixed up the instructions on the WikiTroll page yesterday. Check 'em out. -- Tom 19:32, 30 Sep 2004 (MST)

[edit] First time Here? on Log in

Is there anyway to link to the about page on a log in page? It seems that people don't read that page, and it might help new users who log in? Do you agree? -- FireBird

Hmm, that's a pretty good idea. I'll look into that. But what might even be better is if we had some sort of welcoming committee. Would you want to be in charge or something like that? -- Tom 18:55, 7 Oct 2004 (MST)
I think it would be great if we had a welcoming committee (and I wouldn't mind being in charge). -- FireBird
Fantastic, I'm happy to hear it. Just look over what Wikipedia does. We don't need all that stuff, but I'm sure you'll find a way to adapt it for us. -- Tom 19:50, 7 Oct 2004 (MST)
Should I make a page for our own little welcome committee? -- FireBird
Yeah, Hrwiki:Welcoming committee should work nicely. You're in charge, buddy. -- Tom 19:58, 7 Oct 2004 (MST)

[edit] SB Email categories

I moved the Category: Strong Bad Email as a sub-category of Category: Strong Bad Filmography. All the emails were in both categories when technically all SB Emails are part of his filmography by default. It cleans up the Strong Bad filmography nicely and keeps the all the emails grouped together. There is only one email that SB is not in, but due to this arrangement will still be included in his filmography, but taking the IMDB as a guide, if someone guest hosts the "Late Show with David Letterman" it is called "Late Show Backstage", but it still shows up on Dave’s filmography. - Drhaggis 09:01, 12 Oct 2004 (MST)

Personally I don't think this really makes sense. An email that Strong Bad is not in should not be in his Filmography, despite what IMDb does. — InterruptorJones[[]]
I agree. -- FireBird
I also found it a bit confusing. Strong Bad, Homestar, and Marzipan are in all of Marzipan's Answering Machines, but I don't think that should be a sub-category of any one of their filmographies. I think it would not be confusing to have every email be directly in Strong Bad's Filmography, except anything, just how it was. It would also be less confusing for someone just looking at any email and thinking to themselves, "Oh, this one isn't listed in Strong Bad's Filmography", since it does not show up directly on the page as it is now with the subcategory. That's really what it comes down to, that Category: Strong Bad Filmography does not show up on the emails. Oh, and the "anything" thing too. -- Tom 11:56, 12 Oct 2004 (MST)
Funny, the IMDB is a suitable guide to determine the precedent for a voice over. To me the Filmography categories are proving to be more trouble then they are worth and a misapplication of the original intent of the category structure. I understand wanting an automatically generated list for the 12 main characters that show up in everything, but it seems from all the other character pages that the Wiki users are more than capable of manually tracking the appearances of even the most obscure psudo-characters.

The stucture:

Character->Filmography->Strong Bad Filmography->Strong Bad Email
makes a lot of sence to me. SB is in all but one email, which can be explained by a note. If having 100+ emails cluttering the SB filmography and being unnessicarily duplicated in the email list and in the email category doesnt bother you, then it wont bother me.
I guess I should get going on Category: Biscuit Dough Hands Man Filmography while I'm at it. - Drhaggis 12:15, 12 Oct 2004 (MST)
Your presentation just now does make a bit of sense. I'll have to see what others think. Though on that other issue, as I understood it, the filmography categories were never supposed to be extended beyond the 12 main characters. Somewhere along the line, this was not explained well enough and the whole thing took off. I think there's over fifty filmographies now. I'd be happy to draw a line somewhere. (Category:The_Alien_Guy_Filmography?) -- Tom 12:24, 12 Oct 2004 (MST)

[edit] Thank you!!!!!!!1111oneone

Thank You x 1 Billion ~Hobo

Hey, no problem. -- Tom 15:07, 15 Oct 2004 (MST)

[edit] Help Page

I'm confused on where to post questions in the help section. Do we post it on the FAQ Discussion page or somewhere on the Main Page of the help section? -- FireBird

The discussion page of the FAQ. Discussion and "talking" should never really be on a page. The headings on the help page were set up by me back in late July and we never really fleshed them out. I'll fix it now. Thanks for bringing this to my attention. -- Tom 14:20, 19 Oct 2004 (MST)

No Problem. And Thanks. -- FireBird

[edit] Notes from The Mysterious Stranger

Hello, Tommy-boy. I'm back, and in buisiness. -- Mysterious-Stranger

[edit] Subpages

If there are subpages, we should use them. Anybody agree? (You have too or else, TOM!)--No Loafing 05:31, 25 Oct 2004 (MST)

No. -- FireBird

Subpages are useful, but only for the right kinds of stuff, like adding an archive to a cluttered talk page, or some temporary user space separate from the rest of your user space for, say, a rewrite of a page. - [[User:furrykef|furrykef (Talk at me)]] 09:56, 21 Nov 2004 (MST)

[edit] Who's In Charge Of The Main Page Anyways?

Hiho. I'm not getting much of a response on the Main Talk Page, so I figured I'd go straight to the source, assuming that the source(s) are moderators. Anyways, here's my question. Who's in charge of the Main Page, not so much the look of it, I don't really care about that, but moreso the organization of the links to pages. Now I'm no moderator, but I was curious as to why the links are organized the way they are. Why are Inside Jokes part of Wiki Stuff, Yet Songs part of Knowledge Base? I've been thinking about the layout, and I belive I've figued out a good way of sortage, and am hoping for either a yes or a no. Either one, as long as I can maybe get some kind of explanation as to why they're sorted the way they are, should the answer be a no. Anyhoo, without further ado, I give you my sorting idea...

Basically it consists of the Knowledge Base containing ONLY the things listed on the H*R main page(s), and putting everything left over into Wiki Stuff. It would look something like this, and would have the added bonus of evening the two sections out, leaving External Links on the bottom...

(The Knowledge Base Stuff)

Then this to the right of it: (Perhaps the first part even in an additional section?)

(Perhaps another section here?)

Then the external links in another catergory. Is there any problem with this layout? The idea behind it is that the first section are your main ingrediants, and the second one is things that you can make out of them. I just belive that things such as Rejects and Inside Jokes should be in the same catergory as things such as songs and items. Any answer to this would be much appreciated, and then I'll shut up about it. Thanks alot Tom. -- Thunderbird 02:33, 20 Nov 2004 (MST)

I'm not really sure. Your line of thinking makes sense, however I'm thinking it is our system of classification that really seems to be the issue. Inside Jokes? Rejects? What the heck are those really? Things need to be clearly defined and a system needs to be implimentated to classify things. -- Tom 13:57, 21 Nov 2004 (MST)

Hmmm... Thats a good point. Okay, well at least keep my organizational idea in mind as you go about implementing the changes. And with that, I withdraw from the Main Page arguments and leave it in the rest of the Wiki's capable hands. -- Thunderbird 16:29, 21 Nov 2004 (MST)

[edit] STUFF and Fun Facts

As you may have read I have an issue with the STUFF page. I am very glad someone has spearheaded an attempt to control the "fun fact" problem, but I still think that the voting and discussion for disputed Fun Facts should be made on the article's talk page and not on the STUFF page.

If a controversial article like Wikipedia:History of Israel can exist on the Wikipedia by using the Talk page and without resorting to a common page voting system, I think the Homestar Wiki article virus can too.

Now that we have people's attention with the STUFF page I suggest that we move content discussion back to the Talk pages where they belong.

I have created a preliminary template:disputed

It reads as follows:This article contains Disputed Fun Facts

This could be used to let contributors know that there is a dispute, and to direct them to the talk page. The Disputed Fun Facts link should go to a page with the info that furrykef wrote on what is and is-not a good fun fact.

People were not using the talk pages effectively in the past, which is a failure of us the users, not of the talk pages.

-[[User:Drhaggis|Dr Haggis]] 16:35, 26 Nov 2004 (MST)

I completely agree that talk pages are not effectively used by our users. I did read your comment on the talk page and did like some parts of it.
You mentioned there that the popularity of the "Stuff" page is typical of a sloppy discussion forum and not an article based reference guide. I indeed was amazed at all the users who were very interested in voting. It appears that a quick vote and comment is much easier than proposing fixes and improvements.
You also presented the idea that this problem inherent mostly because the Homestar Runner Universe is finite. I completely agree. I also believe this is why some users, instead of improving on articles that already exist, create very small articles for very fringe elements of said universe. While I don't think that the Stool article may be one of these, I'm not entirely interested in proposing other examples at this time.
While this may not be the time or place to discuss your other comment on that talk page about proper classification, I believe it would be important to address that issue with whichever system is accepted for the dealing with fun facts.
As Kef noted in his reply to your comment, the STUFF process was loosely based on Wikipedia's Votes for Deletion process. I do like Wikipedia's VfD process and have participated in it in the past, but as you may notice we don't have a system like this for dealing with the deletion of pages because we are so small. It works for Wikipedia but would simply would not work for us.
Throughout my travels around Wikipedia, I have seen several pages with notices like the one on the Wikipedia:History of Israel page. While I don't believe the scale of discussions here will every reach such a level as that, I am willing to investigate the possibility of using such a system.
If we were to adopt your proposal, I would want some sort of centrally located instruction page. As you mention, this could contain some of Kef's rules from the STUFF page. I'd also want it to list all the pages that are currently going through the process.
Of course, your proposal is in direct conflict with the current STUFF system, which the users seems to have latched on to. I like your proposal, but I'm interested in hearing how you would implement it given the current circumstances.
Thank you for being bold enough to propose an alternative.
-- Tom 17:13, 26 Nov 2004 (MST)

[edit] Image Use Policy

Hi, I was just wondering about the special page "Image Use Policy", accessable from the Upload Page. It doesn't seem to have anything on it. Is there any way to fix that? [[User:Thunderbird L17|⇔Thunderbird⇔]] 18:35, 7 Dec 2004 (MST)

Good find. I've changed the link so that it goes to HRWiki:Image use policy. -- Tom 09:58, 8 Dec 2004 (MST)
Thanks, I'll get to work on that a bit later. Maybe cut and paste something from Wikipedia and go from there. In other news, were you aware that somebody turned the Floppy Disk Container into a redirect? Is this allowed? Do you condone this? If so, I'm sorry that I kind of hijacked your pride and joy and turned it into my own. I'll make it up to you, somehow... Thunderbird 01:25, 14 Dec 2004 (MST)
I did notice that redirect and decided to not do anything about it. And the only thing we have now regarding images is what is in the screenshot section on the Standards page. -- Tom 11:15, 14 Dec 2004 (MST)

i dont no how to bring a pickchur to my payj. how do yoou do it?

What? -- Tom 00:28, 13 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Son Goku needs help putting up a picture on his user page. (This picture that he uploaded) --BazookaJoe 00:46, 13 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Yeah sorry about that. You see, he doesn't really know how to spell very good. Lord Balmung of the Azure Sky 3:47 PM

Uh, right. -- Tom 23:15, 14 Jun 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Things Noticed Page

I didn't know there was a fansite wiki, but thanks for telling me! Sorry if I was being to rude about things noticed... -- Guy27 12:02, 20 Dec 2004 (MST)

[edit] Poor Images

[In reply to a comment on User_talk:Fhqwhgadshgnsdbkhsdabkfabkveybvf]

Yeah, hi. You asked how I made those pictures? Well, I have a screenshot program that only makes Jpegs (which I later save as PNG's), so you can see why the quality would be poor. 'Cause, you know, Jpegs are poor quality. Oh, and I like how you are constanly using WikiPedia links. ---Fhqwhgadshgnsdbkhsdabkfabkveybvf 22:58, 23 Dec 2004 (MST)

Yeah, Wikipedia links are great. I'm curious as to what "screenshot program" you use. What operating system are you running? I know Windows captures raw image files to the clipboard with a simple push of the "print screen" key. These can be used in any image editing program, like the free the GIMP. They turn out much better than other images you uploaded. -- Tom 08:52, 24 Dec 2004 (MST)
[Cross posted at User_talk:Fhqwhgadshgnsdbkhsdabkfabkveybvf at 17:54, 24 Dec 2004 (MST)]

I use this thing called Screenshot Utility as my, quote unquote, "screenshot program", if that's what you call those things. But anyway, I'm trying to download a new "program of shots of screens", but the downloading bar's been stuck at 77% for like, 10 minutes, so, I dunno.

[edit] About blocking

Hello, Tom! I don't mean to interfere with anything, but I noticed that you blocked for defacing the Main Page when it looks like s/he was restoring it from another troll (and then it was trolled again by that "logan" kid).

Anyway, I really admire the work you've been doing on this Wiki. Gweat job...I mean, gweat job...I mean, gweat job. --FortyTwo 20:41, 27 Dec 2004 (MST)

Yeah man, that's my bad. Thanks. It's been fixed. -- Tom 20:48, 27 Dec 2004 (MST)

[edit] Re: Rejects cat

Just got your message. The reason I started the "project" is because, from my view, the Rejected Characters should be flagged not only from the Rejects page, but from their article itself. --Gafaddict 21:26, 28 Dec 2004 (EST)

Your concern is understandable, but the whole "rejects" thing really isn't to Drhaggis and my liking. However I'm mostly at a loss at how to classify these things, but I'll ask Drhaggis, as putting things into categories is his speciality. -- Tom 19:33, 28 Dec 2004 (MST)
I think the "Rejects" page should be deleted. If we as a community have deemed a character or item "article worthy" we simply create the article and categorize it accordingly. I think "Rejects" are a hold over from the old Wiki that is not served by the capabilities of the new Wiki. There are few truly "Rejected" things; Dijjery-Doo for example was rejected by TBC, but he has still popped up in for kids.
The Characters/Items/Places categories are a bit big, and can be grouped into sub categories. - Dr Haggis - Talk 12:51, 29 Dec 2004 (MST)
Okay, sounds reasonable enough to me. However, how do you think we can go about this with minimal damage to the egos of those responsible for said Rejects? And I sure don't want anything to get lost. -- Tom 13:14, 29 Dec 2004 (MST)
I think we just need to delete the "Rejects" list. All the things that were previously deamed to be rejected already have articles so no data is lost, just the well done "...are a waste of time" banners on the page. - Dr Haggis - Talk 13:23, 29 Dec 2004 (MST)
Whoa! Those things really are all categorizied. Okay, the page has been deleted, and all article links to it have been removed. -- Tom 13:36, 29 Dec 2004 (MST)

[edit] Rejected Halloween Costumes Task

Hi Tom! Thunderbird here again, with a special task for a few of my fellow users. On the Sketchbook page, in the Museum section of that page, the last picture is a bunch of rejected halloween costume ideas. The caption gives the challenge '10 bucks to anyone who can identify them all'. So what I propose is to identify them all. I've already set up a basic 'top left to bottom right' type list under the 'Description' section, with the two most obvious costumes in it. But can we get the other costumes, and win ourselves $10? Any costumes you know would be a help. Thanks. [[User:Thunderbird L17|⇔Thunderbird⇔]] 02:14, 2 Jan 2005 (MST)

Update: The good Doctor Haggis was far faster with that task than I could have ever expected. All the costumes are done with the exception of one: The full body Marzipan. Many think that she is in fact Belle from Beauty & the Beast, but we're not quite sure about that. What are your thoughts? Any better ideas as to who this mystery Marzipans could be, or even just your opinion as to weather or not she's Belle? [[User:Thunderbird L17|⇔Thunderbird⇔]] 12:11, 2 Jan 2005 (MST)

[edit] Stu...

Any idea where Stu has been? →[[User:FireBird|FireBird]]

Yeah, I do. But you can ask him yourself. His email address is in his profile on the forum, or you could use the MediaWiki user email thing if you have it set up correctly. -- Tom 14:52, 2 Jan 2005 (MST)
Okay. →[[User:FireBird|FireBird]]

[edit] SsSp

I'd say SsSp passed the test. :-) --FortyTwo 23:36, 4 Jan 2005 (MST)

Indeed. Hmm... -- Tom 11:21, 6 Jan 2005 (MST)

[edit] Glitch Template

Sorry about that! I was just experemeting w/ overflows, and It turned out that FF coulndent handle it. I didnt know how to deleat it! Firefox crashed while atempting to view it. Also, why dont they have protection on user pages? Couldend a WikiTroll Distroy sombodys page? How do i set →[[User:firefocman|''<small><tt>[[User:firefoxman|<font color=green>FireFox Man</font>]]</tt></small>'']] As my siggi? Thanks, →[[User:firefocman|FireFox Man]]

The Wiki can be edited by any person, but defacement never lasts. And here are the instructions to change your signature. -- Tom 09:31, 10 Jan 2005 (MST)

[edit] Sysop

How does one become a Sysop? It would be nice to be able to ban some Trolls. *chuckles* -Ω Lucas 15:23, 14 Jan 2005 (MST)

Certainly not by asking. Teh lame, don't you think? Also, please try to use the "Show preview" button before the "Save page" button. -- Tom 20:18, 14 Jan 2005 (MST)

[edit] My Work... Deleted!?

i noticed that you deleted my work on the Marzipan's Answering Machine page.. jw why... -- Always cheating, never speaking, The Cheat

HRWiki:Once And Only Once. Also, we simply don't list parts of things on the main page for something. For example, we don't list every time Strong Bad has said the word "crap" or made fun of Homestar on the Strong Bad Email page. -- Tom 13:24, 16 Jan 2005 (MST)

[edit] Wikipedia

I hope the contacts that didn't happen over on Wikipedia were going to be good ones. Sometimes I worry that a fan is going to leave me messages about how I'm destroying the articles by removing "important information" about every Homsar Halloween Easter egg or some such. -- Cyrius

[edit] Giving props

Tom, you're my hero. -- FortyTwo 15:37, 19 Jan 2005 (MST)

Sweet. Thanks. -- Tom 23:43, 20 Jan 2005 (MST)
I second that. You're everyone's hero. →[[User:FireBird|FireBird]]
Yay for TOM!!! Thunderbird 00:42, 6 May 2005 (UTC)

I don't know why we're cheering, but I'm good for it. HOORAY FOR BOX! I mean Tom. Hooray for Tom. Cheatachu72

[edit] Re: huttah!

You're right but wrong. You were correct that there was no evidence of a camera in The Cheat's room. However, my comment on the non-revert was due to the fact that the writer essentially plugged a personal comment into the middle of the transcript (which is NOT acceptable); upon seeing that, I admit that I barely read it. --Jay 15:31, 22 Jan 2005 (MST)

Understood. And you are right. I did not revert back to the writer's version, and did remove the commentary-like style. Thanks Jay. -- Tom 21:30, 22 Jan 2005 (MST)

[edit] Admin nomination

I'm not sure what ratio of administrators to users you are planning on maintaining, but I think FortyTwo would make an excellent admin. Consider this a formal nomination. - Dr Haggis - Talk 23:15, 26 Jan 2005 (MST)

Cool, I'll take this into consideration with the other admins. I'll keep you posted -- Tom 12:57, 28 Jan 2005 (MST)

[edit] Back In The Lab Again

How have you been? I have been busy as crap recently. Whats happened with the wiki recently? --DeLoreanz1 14:06, 8 Feb 2005 (MST)

I'm good, thanks for asking. As for recent things on the Wiki, I suppose the best place to look would be Recent changes. We pretty much just keep doing our thing. -- Tom 14:11, 8 Feb 2005 (MST)

Good. I've been playing Yahoo Pool, watching James Bond, and messing with my electronics. --DeLoreanz1 14:23, 8 Feb 2005 (MST)

[edit] Coach Z's Team

Can you tell me why Coach Z's Team was deleted? If we don't need it, why bother having an article for On Point Kings? --Trogga 11:20, 13 Feb 2005 (MST)

Beats me. Of course, the text
Coach Z's Team is a team coached by Coach Z, consisting of Homestar Runner and co. It's unknown what sport they play, while played on an football field, it also involves basketball hoops and a baseball being kicked around.
is hardly article worthy. So pretty much we know that Coach Z's team is coached by Coach Z and is a team. Was it ever even mentioned in a toon?
Additionally, if you don't think On Point Kings is worth the article, you are welcome to bring it up on the respective talk page. -- Tom 23:03, 13 Feb 2005 (MST)

"text is hardly article worthy"?? I stubed the freakin' page. As being mentioned in a toon, the Yearbook Character Page is the only reference I could find. --Trogga 12:35, 14 Feb 2005 (MST)

Okay. So you think the page was worth the article? -- Tom 22:47, 16 Feb 2005 (MST)

Yes. --Trogga 12:22, 17 Feb 2005 (MST)

I don't. It doesn't provide any information that one couldn't figure out by just watching A Jorb Well Done. →[[User:FireBird|FireBird]]

Yet Strong Bad's Mount RidesPlace USA doesn't provide any information that one couldn't figure out by just watching theme park. --Trogga 09:50, 19 Feb 2005 (MST)

This was marked and deleted again. Tell you what Trogga, the day we know what sport they play, we will keep the article ;) - Dr Haggis - Talk 22:11, 10 Apr 2005 (MDT)

[edit] Rock Opera Context Note


Hello. I hope your day is well.

I disagree with your moving the work left to do on the rock opera context page to the discussion page, for the simple reason that NOBODY will see it there. If it can't be on the main page, then it should be deleted altogether, as it is serving no purpose.

The point of putting up the note was to aid people in knowing which words were still missing and at the same time encourage those die-hard troupers out there to help complete the page (kind of like a game). You know who I'm talking about: that special someone who is gonna figure out exactly which "I" was used from "lackey".

Therefore, I believe the note should be reinstated at the head of the main page. Besides, it's only temporary... just till we get this thing done.

Kind regards,
It's dot com 10:58, 23 Feb 2005 (MST)

I understand and appreciate your concern. However, articles are designed to be read as articles and nothing else. There should never be notes or instructions left for future editors. This is mentioned explicitly in the don't use conversational style section of the wiki standards. Wiki users, especially the die-hard troupers you mention, know to look at Talk pages. That's what they are for. -- Tom 11:05, 23 Feb 2005 (MST)

I see your point. I still don't completely like it, but at least I agree with you now. This particular page is close to my heart because I'm the one who set it up and got the ball rolling on filling in the words (although, I'll admit that someone would have done it eventually). It also happens to be the very first page I've created for the Wiki. I'm so pleased that the community has deemed the page useful and that they're helping to finish it with such vigor. I watch excitedly as each new entry is filled in. (I would do more research myself, but I've got this stupid job thing where I have to be if I want money. You probably know how that goes.)

It's dot com 11:49, 23 Feb 2005 (MST)

No problem. I'll remove the note again. I'd also like to bring to your attention the HRWiki:Projects page. That might be a better spot for you to put a note. -- Tom 13:10, 23 Feb 2005 (MST)

[edit] Strong Bad Email By Name of Sender Tables?

I've put tables up on the A's and B's section of Strong Bad Email By Name of Sender. What do you think of this? Do you think it's better? Any suggestions as to how the tables should be better? Should I leave it as 'N/A', N/A, 'None', or just leave it blank or something? Any input or blessing would be much appreciated. I'm just gonna leave it there until I get some kinda direction from a higher power (I.E., Mod). Thanks. [[User:Thunderbird L17|⇔Thunderbird⇔]] 00:59, 26 Feb 2005 (MST)

Looks like you got a good respose on the talk page for the article. Looks good. -- Tom 21:26, 27 Feb 2005 (MST)
Yea, Jay was a big help. Thanks anyways.

[[User:Thunderbird L17|⇔Thunderbird⇔]] 00:15, 28 Feb 2005 (MST)

[edit] We Need A Mod

On the H*R updates page, (the main one), I think the disclaimer at the top needs rewording a bit since we now have the navigation box. But it's a protected page. So we can't change it. Can you? It doesn't really need any of those links anymore, since they're all in the box. Thanks.

[[User:Thunderbird L17|⇔Thunderbird⇔]] 00:15, 28 Feb 2005 (MST)

Done. -- Tom 00:54, 28 Feb 2005 (MST)

[edit] NYU Video

I know I probably shouldn't put this on your wiki, but on your website, the link to the NYU video is dead or something. Do you have any advice on how to open it? I was there, but I'd love to see it again! And this way, I won't have to stand outside in the cold for 2 hours holding a yellow sign to get tickets again.

I just wanted to thank you for making the video available to us fans! Using your generous torrent and 80 percent of your AVI file, I have put up a preliminary transcript. It barely scratches the surface, but it's a start. To the person above (who didn't sign his or her post), check out Tom's instructions here. Thanks again, Tom. I really loved what I've seen of your footage of the performance and autograph signing. I hope the screenshots I took do it justice! --The Paper 13:27, 18 Mar 2005 (MST)
Issac: I think The Paper answered your question, those instructions should be what you need. -- Tom 15:35, 19 Mar 2005 (MST)
The Paper: Hey, the pleasure is all mine. The transcript looks pretty good. I also want to compliment you on your screenshots. How did you manage to get this one here to look so good on that second try? -- Tom 15:35, 19 Mar 2005 (MST)

[edit] Removing Fun fact

I just removed a funfact in long pants on the basis of it being a repeat apprearance, and already mentioned in the transcript. Why did you re- add it?---erson 14:38, 3 Apr 2005 (MDT)

It was a long standing rule not link to articles in a transcript. I see this is not the case in this instance, as BMW Lighter is linked to from the transcript. Thank you for bringing this to my attention. I've reverted my revert. -- Tom 14:43, 3 Apr 2005 (MDT)
Similar occurences appear on other pages where the lighter is used. Would you like me to remove those fun facts too?---erson 14:47, 3 Apr 2005 (MDT)
I suppose as long as there is a link somewhere in the article there isn't any harm. But make sure the fun facts don't afford any additional information before you remove them. If it's just "The BMW Lighter is in this toon", then it would seem to be alright to remove it. -- Tom 14:52, 3 Apr 2005 (MDT)

[edit] Redirectetiquette?

Okay, I changed the links from Sketchbook to Museum Sketchbook, and moved the page there. But I can't seem to move Weekly Sketchbook to Sketchbook. Is that because it's got the redirect there, in which case do I need to first wipe the Sketchbook page clean, and then move the page there? ⇔Thunderbird⇔ 17:54, 7 Apr 2005 (MDT)

I'll be interested to see Tom's reply, because I'm pretty sure you can't have both an article and a redirect with the same name. But I also have a question for both of you: Shouldn't the museum sketchbook article be called [[Sketchbook (museum)]], instead of [[Museum Sketchbook]]? After all, the tab on the file folder just reads "Sketchbook". — It's dot com 18:07, 7 Apr 2005 (MDT)
Dang, not again. I just don't know. I think it's pretty safe to say that the weekly should just be 'Sketchbook', but yea, the Museum one is kinda 'sketchy', (slight pun intended). Well it's up to you guys, as long as the weekly one gets the 'main title'. ⇔Thunderbird⇔ 19:53, 7 Apr 2005 (MDT)
Fixed. See Museum Sketchbook and Sketchbook. -- Tom 19:18, 13 Apr 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Edit Conflict Solution?

If we delete all pages that have an edit conflict, and then put them back with the same title and content, do you think that might get rid of this Edit Conflict problem? --Gafaddict 07:54, 9 Apr 2005 (MDT)

That was one thing I tried, but it didn't work. It doesn't matter now, as it is now fixed by another solution. -- Tom 19:19, 13 Apr 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Inappropiate Context?

My friend wants to know if this other character email on the Fanbase is legal, or if it he would get in trouble if he makes it public. Can you help? -- Joshua 09:08, 10 Apr 2005 (MDT)

[edit] Oh No! Tommy's Stuck In The Well!

Well seriously, where else could he be? He hasn't been around since the third! Hey Tom, your questions are stacking up! Hurry up and get out, we need your guidance and wisdom beyond your years! ⇔Thunderbird⇔ 09:59, 10 Apr 2005 (MDT)

[edit] Unnamed Characters

Yo, I have something to ask you, Why don't you have a Category for unnamed characters? I was planing on doing some pages for a few people In the background of marshmallows last stand, and they wouldn't have a category!

I'm thinking there isn't one because we don't need one. And it's not like I'm the one who comes up with these things anyway. It's a wiki. If there's a need for something, anyone can create it following the standards. -- Tom 01:54, 22 Apr 2005 (UTC)

[edit] MediaWiki Question

Hi Tom:

First, thanks for hrwiki, it rules and I visit at least weekly. If you browse to my new wiki you'll see that I've stolen (respectfully appropriated?) some of your excellent help text and another thing or two. Wikisource comments give you props.

But there's something else I want to learn from you: how do you make fundraising or sysop announcements appear across the whole wiki?

Bowing humbly, spblat 20:42, 25 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Never mind. MediaWiki:Sitenotice spblat 23:17, 25 Apr 2005 (UTC)
Yup, you got it. -- Tom 00:01, 26 Apr 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Email

Whoa! Yes, yes I most assuradly do. Only every two or three days though, and my junk folder even less, due to the unholy ammount of spam I am bombarded with. But I just sifted through, and found it. I also added you to safe list, so all future emails from yourself will be replied to much faster. Come to think of it, I'm gonna go and add all sysop addresses to my safe list. ⇔Thunderbird⇔ 01:11, 26 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Cool. -- Tom 01:15, 26 Apr 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Sysop Question

Hey Tom, I have a question about the new Sysop abilities. Just how do I do the Recentchanges Patrol ability? And what exactly would I be viewing? Aren't edits instantanious? So how do I view them ahead of time? Thanks Tom. ⇔Thunderbird⇔ 03:24, 26 Apr 2005 (UTC)

When you view edits via the RecentChanges page by clicking on the "diff" link, you now have the option to "[Mark as patrolled]". This removes the red exclamation point on the RecentChanges list, alerting other sysops that you've checked out that edit so they don't have to. -- Tom 03:49, 26 Apr 2005 (UTC)
Sweet, That's useful. I was wondering what those red marks were for. Okay, thanks. ⇔Thunderbird⇔ 04:06, 26 Apr 2005 (UTC)
Actually, you can mark a change as patrolled if you are or aren't a sysop. At least, I could. →FireBird
Hey, you're right. The requirement is simply that you are a logged in user. -- Tom 00:25, 28 Apr 2005 (UTC)
Oh. Well then... Coun't a troll mark his own change as 'patrolled'? Or are trolls generally just accepted to not be that smart, or have that long of an attention span? Thunderbird 23:28, 29 Apr 2005 (UTC)
Generally, trolls != smart. But yes, any logged in user could mark any edit as patrolled. Though it's likely that the kind of people that deface articles are not the kind of people who know about the patrolled edit feature. -- Tom 01:45, 30 Apr 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Format Help

(copying what's on my Talk page) Hi there -erson. I've deleted your "formathelp" Template and Category. If something is formatted incorrectly, just fix it. Notes for future editors like that should not appear in articles, as per the Wiki standards. -- Tom 16:53, 27 Apr 2005 (UTC)

I realise that, however it is I that do not know advanced formating, d would like to keep this notes inthe pages I am planning to make. And shouldnt that *this page requires clanup and revision* template be deleted too as it would be a note to future editors?-- Posted by: -erson Talk 18:43, 27 Apr 2005 (UTC)
Help:Editing contains all the advanced formatting you should need to make a page. You can also use the Sandbox for practice and ask questions and request help from other users (I'd be happy to assist). The Cleanup template isn't really a note to future editors so much as a notice that a page needs work done on it. So there's really no need for the "formathelp" template. Aurora the Homestar Coder 23:13, 27 Apr 2005 (UTC)
What she said. -- Tom 23:56, 27 Apr 2005 (UTC)

[edit] MATT?!?!?!

Oh come on, couldn't you guess I was gonna do that next? I just did a save, and realized that THE EXACT CHANGES were already made. Seriously, what a pointless five minutes. Oh well. You wanna do the final clean up/formatting? ⇔Thunderbird⇔ 23:26, 28 Apr 2005 (UTC)

You actually went through and changed them all by hand? Man, that's rough. I just popped the text into TextPad and did a "find and replace all". It's all yours now, help yourself. -- Tom 23:35, 28 Apr 2005 (UTC)
Ah, cut and paste. I thought of the 'find and replace all', but since it isn't in the Wiki I didn't think of it. I just cut and pasted 'att', and then just pointed and Ctr+V'd. But your meathod will be WAY better in the future, thanks. Learn something new everyday I guess... ⇔Thunderbird⇔ 23:39, 28 Apr 2005 (UTC)
Indeed. -- Tom 23:43, 28 Apr 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Personal CSS

Is it possible to change the size of the logo in one's personal "monobook.css"? →FireBird

Not really. You could hide half of it (or as much as you want) with something like #p-logo{height:155px;width:6em;overflow:hidden;}, but I don't think that's what you are looking for. There might be some other solution, but I really can't think of anything right now off of the top of my head. -- Tom 01:49, 3 May 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Attention...

Tom, have you noticed the conversation going on at HRWiki talk:Introduction 2 yet? I've proposed combining pages 2 and 3 into a single page and posted a mock-up on my user page. Let me know what you think. — wikisig.gif Joey (talk·edits) 19:03, 5 May 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Personalized Signatures

Since many folks nowadays seem to be personalizing their sigs, I was just wondering: Is sig help covered in an 'HRWiki:' page? If not, should one be made? Thunderbird 18:42, 6 May 2005 (UTC)

HRWiki:User preferences help#Your nickname. -- Tom 21:31, 6 May 2005 (UTC)
Thanks. I added a paragraph about changing the signature color, check it out and make changes if you want. I don't think I really explained it perfectly... Thunderbird 21:42, 6 May 2005 (UTC)
I honestly don't think it is necessary. It's something people learn over time. Customizing one's signature shouldn't be that important. And if I may ask, why are you linking to there? Wouldn't the relavent Wikipedia article on web colors be better? -- Tom 21:51, 6 May 2005 (UTC)
I fixed the paragraph about signature color so it is valid XHTML 1.0 Strict (just doing my duty as a member of the validation committee). I also linked to the suggested wikipedia article. — wikisig.gif Joey (talk·edits) 00:27, 7 May 2005 (UTC)
Oh there it is. I figured there was some kinda wikipedia article on the subject, but I couldn't find it. That was just the site I used, but yea, the wikipedia one is far better. And I know it's not necessary, but I couldn't figure it out, so likely people that come along later won't be able to either. This way they can just turn to the help section, and it's all right there along with a Wikipedia color scheme. Thanks guys. Thunderbird 07:11, 8 May 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Trogga

We have a problem with Trogga. He's been making alot of edits that boarder on Trolling. Just look at his talk page and you'll see what we mean. Make no mistake about it, he does make good edits too, but a large chunk of them are mass deletions of text. So what should we do? Is another big deletion grounds for blocking? Or should we continue to follow him around undoing his... overzealousness? Thunderbird 01:22, 11 May 2005 (UTC)

I know Joey has threatened to block him before. I know he makes some good edits, so just be careful we don't lose a good editor. If you feel he should be blocked, just make sure you give him fair warning (which I guess you have already) and keep it short (24h). -- Tom 13:01, 11 May 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Copywritten Reply

Check it out. Ask and thou shalth recieve. He said to let him know either way, so should I just email back, thank him for his offer, and accept it? (I'm also gonna get to all the other interviews over the next couple days, start writing some letters...) Thunderbird 05:38, 12 May 2005 (UTC)

Hey, something is better than nothing. Yeah, you should email him back and kindly accept with our gratitude. Just make sure you include all your emails back and forth on the discussion page. Good work! -- Tom 15:42, 12 May 2005 (UTC)
Do you have time for a legal question? I was just seeing the R!OT news radio page, that one apparently didn't even come with a website or transcript. Does that fall under 'fair use'? Same question with Wired News Radio. Thunderbird 22:16, 13 May 2005 (UTC)
For the R!OT Radio Interview 1, the best I could find was a contact form. I think we are okay with the transcript there, but we could still ask for information regarding the broadcast.
The Wired News Radio Interview has "© Copyright 2005, Lycos, Inc. All Rights Reserved." at the bottom. There's also a "Reprints" link at the top, that leads to a walkthrough of copyright stuff. You'd want to choose the "All Other Licensing Requests" option there, and fill out that form.
Hope that helps. -- Tom 22:48, 13 May 2005 (UTC)
Thanks man, that's perfect. One more legal question: Wonkavision. Is that fair use? Seems like reprinting stuff in a magazine that's still for sale wouldn't fall under that, but am I wrong? Thunderbird 07:06, 14 May 2005 (UTC)
Yeah, regarding the Wonkavision Magazine Interview, I'm thinking that we can't reproduce it for the reasons you mention, but there's no harm in asking. I'd also guess the copy that exists elsewhere doesn't have permission to be there. -- Tom 16:07, 14 May 2005 (UTC)
Okay, well thanks for all that info, I'll just keep trying to work out all the legal bugs on that page then. Thanks. Thunderbird 19:11, 14 May 2005 (UTC)

[edit] pre

Is there a way to make this formatting have a 'cascading' type result fitting the window, as is usually the case? All I ever get, save manually seperating the paragraph into managable lines, is having the paragraph extend endlessly to the right... Thunderbird 05:00, 13 May 2005 (UTC)

Yeah, what you experience is exactly what the <pre> tag is supposed to do. Sorry. -- Tom 15:39, 13 May 2005 (UTC)
Oh okay. But we're still supposed to use this when showing some kind of printed message, such as an email, correct? Because that's what I've been doing with the permission emails for reprintage on the talk pages. Thunderbird 17:22, 13 May 2005 (UTC)
When quoting an email, you should use blockquote instead of pre. We should set up a style so that blockquoted text has a distinct look. Perhaps a bar down the left hand side like you get when replying to an email in Outlook. I've actually been wanting to get away from pre for some time now. I've proposed a change to Strong Bad Emails on the Strong Bad Email talk page. — wikisig.gif Joey (talk·edits) 18:17, 13 May 2005 (UTC)

[edit] SPACL?

Have you seen The Stick lately, namely this 'SPACL' thing? Is this sanctioned at all? It doesn't really seem to fit into the wiki as a 'NPOV' type place at ALL. The Real Zajac, a user who's only been around a few months, and whom I've never even HEARD OF, has seemed to claim ownership of it as well, which really isn't a Wiki thing to do. I mean, not even Joeyday does much without a joint decision. I don't want to delete it or anything in case it is sanctioned, but I really think this needs a total overhaul at least, if not total deletion. Can't this thing just be covered under the STUFF page, or it's talk page? This is really starting to turn this Wiki into the direction of the Fanstuff one, something I really wouldn't want to see... Thunderbird 19:20, 14 May 2005 (UTC)

Eep. I don't that's what Joey had in mind, and it looks like he is taking care of it on the talk page over there. Thanks for the heads up Thunderbird. -- Tom 13:33, 17 May 2005 (UTC)

[edit] STUFF reform

Hey, Tom. I've got a page I'd like you to check out. User:It's dot com/STUFF reform. It took me a long time to create it, and I would value your input. (You can use the talk page there.) Thanks. — It's dot com 05:01, 18 May 2005 (UTC)

Sorry, but I don't think we need STUFF anymore. -- Tom 19:46, 18 May 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Importante!! Importante!!

OK TOM! I give up! Everybody's been flicking my ear about some typa spyware or something on my computer that I've personally never seen a lick of. If what you say is true, do you, or anyone else, know how to DELETED the ware? Your whatever, Cheatachu72 P.S. Everyone's been saying that it mangles pages. So sorry for mangling any pages.

Who has been bothering you about this? Everybody? What I say is true? What are you talking about? -- Tom 22:01, 18 May 2005 (UTC)
I can't edit my user page and alot of other stuff because whenever I click "edit", The screen says "USER IS BLOCKED. YOU HAVE BEEN BLOCKED BY TOM. HE SAYS THAT YOU HAVE SPYWARE THAT MANGLES PAGES. PLEASE CONTACT TOM." or something like that. So its been mostly you, but once in a blue moon, it pops from someone like Jay or someone else popular or important *sob*. Cheatachu72
Not exactly that. We don't use all capital letters in any of our site notices. It sounds like you are seeing the blocked notice. You see that part there that says "Your IP address is [your IP address here]. Please include this address in any queries you make." Yeah, I need your IP address to fix the problem. Or at least determine what's going on. -- Tom 02:17, 19 May 2005 (UTC)
He had a different complaint about some "dollar" deal that happened a while back... I think his IP address might be ever-shifting, but since I don't know what his IP address is... --Jay (Talk) 02:22, 19 May 2005 (UTC)

Okay now. Just before I tell you my IP address, how do you find out your IP address (sorry, I've only been on HRWiki for 2 months or so, and I'm still trying to adapt and learn all thems weird whatsamajiggies you's abeen saying (like IP Address)).

There are multiple ways to go about it. One easy way would just be to log out and look at the upper-right corner of any page here on the Wiki, and it will tell you. Or you could go through your computer's settings. --Jay (Talk) 02:39, 20 May 2005 (UTC)
It should be a seven or eight digit number or so, seperated by two periods. E.g: 43.202.18 or something. and Jay's right, the best way to find it is just sign out, and look on the top right of the wiki, or even just after signing out, leave a comment here that includes: ~~~~ , Which is four little wavy signs that will be on the top left of your keyboard. (Likely 'Shift' + The top left button below esc). Are those instructions any better? Thunderbird 16:50, 20 May 2005 (UTC)
Actually it will be four numbers of up to three digits each - anything from to But I'm a Comp Sci major who studied IP addresses as part of one of my classes last semester. --Jay (Talk) 18:21, 20 May 2005 (UTC)
Jay and Thunderbird: IP addresses consist of 32 bits. A single bit is a one or a zero. IPv4 addresses are commonly expressed as a dotted quad, four octets (8 bits) separated by periods. Read IP address for more information.
Cheatachu72: Try -- Tom 18:29, 20 May 2005 (UTC)
Uh, yes, I know. I was just trying to explain what it would look like. --Jay (Talk) 18:46, 20 May 2005 (UTC)
I didn't. Very... Interesting. Thanks guys. Thunderbird (Check Out My New And Improved Userpage! Comment On How To Make It Better!)
Sorry Jay, I didn't mean to imply that you didn't know. I just like putting the info out there. Oh, and I missed your last comment there. Whoops. -- Tom 22:06, 20 May 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Banned?

Wow, Tom, you really were my favorite moderator right up until there. Why did you ban me? Do you not like me? Is ramrod the only person who fits your standards, and JelloB?--Homsar999ß 22:22, 23 May 2005 (CDT)


This guy is making quite a mess today. Can you ban him? -- tomstiff 15:46, 25 May 2005 (UTC)

Done. -- Tom 15:48, 25 May 2005 (UTC)
Thanks! But why only 72 hours? This is the 2nd time he's done this. If this isn't grounds for a permanent ban, I don't know what is! -- tomstiff 15:51, 25 May 2005 (UTC)
Quite sadly, there's no such thing as a permanent ban. We can ban a particular IP address indefinitely, but ISPs assign users new IP addreses frequently, especially on dial-up. Banning any IP indefinitely is just as likely to block out legitimate users who inherit the blocked IP sometime down the road as it is to keep the troll from coming back. This is why we rarely use indefinite blocks. — InterruptorJones 17:42, 25 May 2005 (UTC)
I agree that guy's done too much damage. We've spent half an hour cleaning up after him. The Pardack

[edit] Yep, it's me

Is Tom the head of this place? I just became a user, and I want to put this right. PUT WAGON FULLA PANCAKES IN THE RIGHT PLACE. Really, i'm not stopping until it's done, make it a character, do you see a label on the Wagon Fulla Pancakes that makes him eatable? I don't. Please fix this, I don't know this formatting hullabaloo, but you sure do, so could you help me here? P.S. How do I make links from stuff? -Dinoshaur

Excuse me? I don't understand. -- Tom 16:52, 4 Jun 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Here's a question

On the new main page, do you know where the List of registered users is? Cheatachu72 17:52, 28 May 2005 (UTC)

Nowhere. Try The Stick. --Jay (Talk) 17:54, 28 May 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Mellow Mushroom

Tom, how do you know TBC only did the animation on MM? --TROGGA! 19:23, 29 May 2005 (UTC)

They certainly don't make pizzas or own any part of the Mellow Mushroom company. They were hired to do the website. And if my memory serves me correctly, I think Matt did some radio commercials for them too. Why do you ask? -- Tom 20:30, 1 Jun 2005 (UTC)

I know they only did the website, but why do you say the toons aren't written by TBC? --TROGGA! 00:06, 5 Jun 2005 (UTC)

The toon that is on the site is pathetic. I hold TBC in too high a regard to say that they wrote it. -- Tony Stony 00:15, 5 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Trogga: Were the toons written by The Brothers Chaps? -- Tom 20:12, 5 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Maybe. Why don't you ask this guy? --TROGGA! 23:07, 5 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Have you asked him already? Why don't you? -- Tom 06:30, 6 Jun 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Mustachioed Homestar

Why not have a separate page for this guy, at least temporarily? There are two Homstars visible which TBC made sure were different. -- tomstiff 21:31, 1 Jun 2005 (UTC)

From what I can tell, there is an article currently at Mustachioed Homestar Runner. Perhaps a better place to voice your concerns would be the respective talk page. -- Tom 17:58, 2 Jun 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Banned?

Have you gone mad? Homsar999 23:18, 2 Jun 2005 (UTC)

No. -- Tom 16:52, 4 Jun 2005 (UTC)
If you haven't, then why did you ban me from the IRC chat this time? Was it for inactivity? Homsar999 03:06, 5 Jun 2005 (UTC)
No, you were not banned because of inactivity. You were banned because you annoy me. -- Tom 20:12, 5 Jun 2005 (UTC)
And how do I annoy you? Homsar999 23:23, 5 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Seriously, man, this has gone on way too long. Please unban me. I don't even know why I annoy you. Homsar999 04:04, 8 Jun 2005 (UTC)
=Man, you threaten me for banishment, and you kick people off for annoying you! I'm going to report your threat to a more respected adminestrator and have you kicked off, You make me sick! In the past you have been helpful, what kind of twisted guy are you?=

[edit] Balding Man's Living Room

Why was that page baleeted? I thought it would be useful to create, but I guess not. Any reason why? Homsar999 05:04, 4 Jun 2005 (UTC)

You'll probably want to delete the corresponding screenshot with the page; without the page it's useless. I'll go ahead and tack a tobedeleted on the screenshot. Crystallina 05:07, 4 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Homsar999: I didn't delete the page. You can check the deletion log to see that FireBird did. Trogga marked it for deletion, probably because all it contained was "Balding Man's Living Room is where Balding Man lives. It is first seen in Senorial Day. We have yet to see the rest of his house." All I did was remove the links to the page from the rest of the Wiki. -- Tom 16:48, 4 Jun 2005 (UTC)
If it's because of content, then Ted Kotsaftis might as well be deleted and un-linked, as well. Homsar999 03:15, 6 Jun 2005 (UTC)
As I mentioned earlier, I did not delete the page. Please take this up with FireBird and Trogga. The Ted Kotsaftis article is a stub with plenty of room to expand. Ted has worked on graphic design for several other projects. The room the Balding Man was in doesn't have the same potential. Why do you think this article would be useful? -- Tom 06:30, 6 Jun 2005 (UTC)

[edit] More Fanstuff Sysops

Do you think you and the other big admins could get a fanstuff sysop nomination going for the Fanstuff Wiki? There are only two active sysops there as of right now, and they get overwhelmed occassionally. For example, someone made a page that insulted a user and had profanity in the page title alone. Although several users find about it quickly and marked if for deletion, it stayed around for about two weeks before one of the sysops found it. It took even longer for the creator of the page to be banned. So... yeah, many users think more sysops are needed. Thanks for considering this, Joshua.

Okay. Consider it done. -- Tom 22:15, 6 Jun 2005 (UTC)

I'm a sysop! Hooray! Um, am I going to be the only new sysop, or am I supposed to set up a nominations page? -- Joshua 22:59, 6 Jun 2005 (UTC)

You're it. Good luck. -- Tom 04:02, 7 Jun 2005 (UTC)

No nominations? Okay. -- Joshua 12:08, 7 Jun 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Sig

What does [[User:Tom|<nowiki></nowiki>]] do in your signature? I've wondered for a while. — It's dot com 05:57, 10 Jun 2005 (UTC)

I've had that there since the very beginning, when we starting using MediaWiki back in 1.3 beta. When I leave a comment, it allows me to put my four tildes right after the period. I could figure out how to do it differently with the new features in 1.4, but I'm kind of used to it. -- Tom 22:57, 11 Jun 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Deleters

How do you become someone who deletes useless articles? And what's a "Sysop"?

You sorta answered your own question - sysops are the people who delete articles, as well as block abusive users. JoeyDay and Tom select the sysops, but the last time they did, all but one of the new sysops were nominated on a special page by regular users. --Jay (Talk) 21:06, 10 Jun 2005 (UTC)

I'm not asking you, Jay. And even though you responded, you didn't answer the question! I was talking to Tom!

Umm, yes he did answer both of your questions. The first one is answered by "JoeyDay and Tom select the sysops", and the second question with "sysops are the people who delete articles, as well as block abusive users". Anyone can answer a question set on a talk page, even if they were not the intended reciever of that comment. --videlectrix.pngENUSY discussionitem_icon.gif user.gifmail_icon.gif, 22:29, 10 June 2005 (BST)
It's a Wiki -- anyone can respond on any talk page. And Jay's answer is correct. To continue the answer, however, the way you get nominated / chosen for a sysop is by making significant, useful edits (like undertaking large formatting projects) and showing good judgement in both your own edits and in dealing with other wiki-users. Reverting from trolls is also a good thing to do. It only happens when the existing admins are looking for new ones, which I'm guessing won't be for quite some time. Aurora the Homestar Coder 21:33, 10 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Speak in English Homestar Coder!

What part didn't you understand? Aurora the Homestar Coder 21:39, 10 Jun 2005 (UTC)

All of it!

Very sorry, but I think the problem is on your end, not mine. Maybe Babelfish would be of assistance? Aurora the Homestar Coder 21:42, 10 Jun 2005 (UTC)
That's the same thing you said when I told you all the reasons I wasn't keeping your "Message Board" page. With all due respect, is your first language English? I understood Aurora just fine. --Jay (Talk) 21:43, 10 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Aurora, Venusy, and Jay are right. Sanjuro, I don't know exactly what you didn't understand about what Aurora said, but I just got and replied to your email. If there is anything you need further clarification on, do not hesitate to ask. -- Tom 21:45, 10 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Tom, what is wrong with me making a Message Board like the ones on AOL, where other members can feel free to post friendly messages with other members?

And Jay, how long did it take you to realize that it was I, Sanjuro/Balmung, whom was posting these messages?

I knew it from the start - I've been following this discussion from Special:Recentchanges, where it puts your user name or IP address next to every edit you make. --Jay (Talk) 22:00, 10 Jun 2005 (UTC)
In addition, your name is listed in the page history of this page. — It's dot com 22:02, 10 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Sanjuro, this is the Homestar Runner Wiki, a collaborative knowledge-base dedicated to collecting and organizing as much information as possible about Homestar Runner. This is not a place for you to have a personal message board. This is not AOL. This is not your website. -- Tom 22:03, 10 Jun 2005 (UTC)

I hate you Jay. So don't talk to me!Tim-E- Dee 22:05, 10 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Look out Sanjuro, here comes the Heavy Lourde! -- tomstiff 22:07, 10 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Sanjuro, please do not edit or remove other people's comments. -- Tom 22:13, 10 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Tom, Tomstiff's comment isn't reasonable and is offensive.

Sigh. Y'all have shown remarkable patience. I'd have put the hammer down on this ... person ... long ago! My compliments! -- tomstiff 22:18, 10 Jun 2005 (UTC)

I am sick and tired of you Tomstiff.

So telling Jay you hate him and demanding that people "Speak English!" isn't offensive? Aurora the Homestar Coder 22:23, 10 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Sanjuro, I'd like to question your partiality in evaluating tomstiff's comment, when only two minutes before you expressed on this very page your hatred for another user. Wasn't your comment offensive? -- Tom 22:24, 10 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Sanjuro, my comment earlier was in no way an attempt to be offensive! It was merely an amusing way to warn you that expressing hatred towards another member of this community usually brings about a ban. If I offended you in any way, please, please forgive me! I remain, as ever, your wiki friend -- tomstiff 22:28, 10 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Don't talk to me like that Tom. I can, and will, track you down.

Heh heh. I'm laughing at your petty threat. You better watch out, because in the past we've blocked people for threating others and making personal attacks. Consider this a formal warning. -- Tom 22:30, 10 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Tomstiff, I found NOTHING amusing WHAT-SO-EVER about that comment of yours.Tim-E- Dee 22:34, 10 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Ooh, but I do. This is better than television. Somebody make the popcorn! Seriously, though—and I mean this with all friendliness possible—you're playing with fire here. I'm just a user, so I'm not warning you, just giving advice. Be careful. — It's dot com 22:38, 10 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Look, Sanjuro, you could be a great, useful Wiki-member, or you could bash, insult and threaten other members. The first would be nice, and the second will just get you banned and mocked. As Captain Planet would say, the choice is yours! (Wow, Tom, your talk page is too long, Clanky!) Aurora the Homestar Coder 22:43, 10 Jun 2005 (UTC)
OK, why is my sig appearing in a "pre" box? Aurora the Homestar Coder 22:45, 10 Jun 2005 (UTC)
It sure is Aurora. I feel so loved. Oh, and it's the space after the newline. -- Tom 22:46, 10 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Maybe you should make a talk archive like some other users do. Oh, and thanks for fixing my sig ineptness. Aurora the Homestar Coder 22:48, 10 Jun 2005 (UTC)
No way. A long talk page is the coolest. And no problem, 'twas a common hard-to-spot mistake. -- Tom 22:51, 10 Jun 2005 (UTC)
As long as we're all here, Tom, what did you mean yesterday when you said to hold off on the STUFF stuff? And I'm still curious about my question in the section right above this one. — It's dot com

Sanjuro is obviously upset that his work, although not useful, was unceremoniously trashed. He is expressing his anger in the wrong way, in my opinion, but it's at least understandable. I think he put {{tobedeleted}} on his user page in haste. Did it have to be deleted right away? If not, is there an undelete feature? — It's dot com 22:54, 10 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Oh, sure, it's easy to undelete. The entire old history has been saved. I wouldn't have done it if that were not the case (mostly because I have a feeling he thinks that those comments are gone forever). Aurora the Homestar Coder 22:57, 10 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Yes, that's right. If necessary, a sysop can restore any version of any deleted page at any time. Only image deletion is permanent. However, the user in question's work on the aforementioned page was not unceremoniously trashed. It did not belong anywhere in the context of this project and was dealt with accordingly. -- Tom 22:59, 10 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Oh, and It's dot com: Would you care to join me in the IRC channel to discuss the matter of STUFF? If not, I can reply here. -- Tom 23:01, 10 Jun 2005 (UTC)
I know it was dealt with accordingly, but to him his hard work was suddenly gone. I'm not defending the page, or even the user, I'm just saying we should let him cool down before granting his request to delete his user page altogether. — It's dot com 23:04, 10 Jun 2005 (UTC)
IRC, eh, Tom? I saw one o' thems once. I'll head on over there now. Aurora, are you coming? — It's dot com

This website is SO AWESOME! But I think that you guys shouldtake it easy on Sanjuro. By the sound of things (from which I read) all of your comments just made him more frustrated. Watch what you type to this member, cause it just might make him even MORE frustrated. And Aurora, Captain Planet says "The power is yours", not "The choice is yours". No offense though.

Ah, I had a feeling I would botch that quote, hehehe. Well, my point still stands. Aurora the Homestar Coder 23:35, 10 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Botch? What does that mean Aurora?

Botch = to make a mistake or ruin something. Aurora the Homestar Coder 23:45, 10 Jun 2005 (UTC)

So what happened here with Sanjuro? And... Where is he?

Okay. Who is this User:Balmung of Azure Sky member?Tim-E- Dee 23:52, 10 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Is anyone out there?

That depends on your definition of "is"

I'm really sorry, but just reading through all this made me tired. I think everyone involved needed to have a rest. --BazookaJoe 00:01, 11 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Okay you. Where's Tom and Aurora? Tell me NOW! Cause I aient playing no games, I mean bussiness!

I'm sorry. Your request cannot be answered at this time. Please try again later, or leave a message after the tone.

Tom, Aurora? How DARE you ignore The GREAT Sanjuro?

They aren't online right now. Calm down. Fix some hot cocoa and take some deep breaths. —FireBird|Talk 00:36, 11 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Actually, I am online. Hot cocoa does sound good though. Aurora the Homestar Coder 00:45, 11 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Well now you are. —FireBird|Talk 00:47, 11 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Chocolate? where? -- Tony Stony 00:50, 11 Jun 2005 (UTC)


Aurora? Are you still on?

[edit] Deletion on my account please! It's too raw!

Yo Tom! What's up? I need you to do me a little favour. My accounts Sanjuro and Balmung? Yeah. Can you delete them? Thanks Sanjuro/Balmung 02:42, 11 Jun 2005 (UTC) P.S. User:Balmung not to be confused with User:Balmung of Azure Sky

Tim, after reviewing the database, I can clearly see that you currently you have three accounts:
  1. User:Balmung (user_id 788)
  2. User:Sanjuro (user_id 789)
  3. User:Balmung of Azure Sky (user_id 2001)
The use of sock puppet accounts is highly discouraged. However, I will not delete any of these accounts, since an accurate article edit history record must be maintained. As I'm sure you can see, the user page for the first two accounts has already been deleted per your previous request. If you would like to put any other pages up for deletion, use the {{tobedeleted}} template tag.
I recommend that you use one and only one of those accounts from this point forward. -- Tom 20:32, 11 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Sanjuro...are you also User:Son Goku? If so please don't aquire any more accounts...that aint cool man. -- Tony Stony 19:01, 12 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Me? Son Goku? (L'sOL!) No way! That's my younger brother! We only have one computer that WE can use so if I'm to show him something, I have to Log Off so he can Log On! Sanjuro/Balmung 19:10, 12 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Hmm i guess that proves me wrong. I just thought it was odd that your little brother would sign on, create a user page then within a few seconds you correct him online...but then again i'm weird.

What do you mean Tony Stony?

Its none of my business is what I mean...I just thought it weird. Btw it is possible to sign your posts with 4 tildes. Comme ca: Tony Stony 19:25, 12 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Yeah! It looks like you're doing like in your posts! You see: ~3x Is your siggy. and ~4x Is your siggy with time of posting. A like so. Sanjuro/Balmung 3x... Sanjuro/Balmung 19:48, 12 Jun 2005 (UTC) 4x! So much for "Three times is a charm" huh? Sanjuro/Balmung 19:48, 12 Jun 2005 (UTC)

And five displays just the date. Learn something new everyday... Thunderbird And just the date: 01:42, 23 Jun 2005 (UTC)

[edit] STUFF stuff

Afternoon, Tom. I've been busy all morning closing out old STUFF discussions. I have a little ways to go, though. Also, I wonder if we could speak more about how the page should be redesigned before anything major is done to it. Put a note on my talk page and I'll meet you in the IRC. Thanks. — It's dot com 16:35, 11 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Sure. -- Tom 17:27, 11 Jun 2005 (UTC)

I'm back, as promised. Are you around? I'm monitoring the IRC. — It's dot com 19:32, 11 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Hey Tom.
I am making good progress:
Yet to do:
  • Organize/polish the instructions
  • Create the templates for closed facts
  • Have other users test the ease of use
  • Convert current items to new format
The hardest part isn't figuring out how this will work. The hardest part isn't even figuring out how to streamline the process to minimize keystrokes and errors. No, the hardest part is figuring out how to explain it so that novices can understand.
I was hoping to go live today, but I see that that's not going to happen. Now I'm hoping to go live by midweek. (Right this second, however, I'm hoping to go get some good sleep.) Let me know how you think it's going. — It's dot com 05:07, 13 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Update: Getting very close now. I've just about nailed it all down. That's enough for tonight... — It's dot com 06:16, 14 Jun 2005 (UTC)
You seem like you've got everything under control. If you need me for anything specific, let me know. Good work. -- Tom 23:13, 14 Jun 2005 (UTC)

The main format is ready to go live. We are in the public testing stage now. Once we work out any bugs, all that will remain will be to convert the existing facts to the new format. — It's dot com 08:35, 16 Jun 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Seriously.

Unban me from the IRC chat. --Homsar999ß 00:05, 21 Jun 2005 (CDT)

[edit] Admin Nomination

I'm sure we're not looking for any new sysops after this thing in April, but I think BazookaJoe would be a great sysop. He seems to be working harder around here than any of us sysops anyways, and he always seems to have good judgement. I'd love to have him on the team. —FireBird|Talk 22:47, 10 Jul 2005 (UTC)

I can't remember the specific instance, but in the last day or so I've thought to myself, "Isn't BazookaJoe an admin?", so whatever was going on at the time must have been good. — It's dot com 23:17, 10 Jul 2005 (UTC)
I always forget that he isn't an admin, because he uses the same "reverted from (whoever) to last version from (whoever)" message. I guess he types it in manually... Homestar Coderhomestar-coder-sig.gif 00:29, 11 Jul 2005 (UTC)
True, but he has only been around for a little over two months. There are some users that have been around significantly longer that I think are also deserving of sysopness. I do like the guy, and would be happy if he became a sysop, but I wouldn't be surprised if the Admins leave it a few months yet before opening another Nomination Window. Thunderbird 21:46, 18 Jul 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Question

On the picture of you are you the one on the left or right I'm guessing you're on the right because the left one looks not happy, but it doesn't look like matt because of the hair.

I'm in the Duck Shirt and jacket. Mike (not Matt) is in the red shirt with the scarf. -- Tom 12:37, 13 Jul 2005 (UTC)
And it isn't that Mike is unhappy... He apparently just takes bad pictures. — It's dot com 14:16, 13 Jul 2005 (UTC)

Thanks for answering my question guys, and uh that link to bad pictures looks like Matt is wearing that same shirt as the picture on this page.

Yeah, they were taken less than five minutes apart at the NYU Talk on Mar 1, 2005. In fact, you can actually see a bit of my head in the background of DaChazman's photo. -- Tom 12:57, 14 Jul 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Forum namespace

How come there's not a convenient external namespace for the forum? You know, so that [] could be replaced with [[Forum:XXXX]], or something similar. How's our bandwidth lookin'? — It's dot com 19:04, 27 Jul 2005 (UTC)

That's not a bad idea, I'll look into that. Though you should probably remind me after next Monday. Our bandwidth is still looking, but I think we are down to the final hours here. -- Tom 20:04, 27 Jul 2005 (UTC)
Will do. — It's dot com
Here is the reminder you requested. — It's dot com 18:17, 2 Aug 2005 (UTC)
Done. Example: [[Forum:15|thread 15]] becomes thread 15. Oh, and just so I remember for next time, they are interwiki links, not namespaces. -- Tom 18:52, 2 Aug 2005 (UTC)

[edit] On the wiki

I'm working on the transcripts as fast as I can... what, do you think I eat, sleep, and breathe Homestar Runner... don't answer that. ;) Seriously, we're working on them. But having Mike mention that he read something on our wiki has got to be the ultimate prize for us. It's like, poring over all the crazy details that we do has, in a small but significant way, paid off. I think we should permit ourselves in this case to announce it in big, bold letters. Or at least in italics. — It's dot com 00:12, 28 Jul 2005 (UTC)

What?!?! Where 'bouts was this? First I've heard of it. Thunderbird 03:17, 13 Aug 2005 (UTC)
The animal commentary. Homestar Coderhomestar-coder-sig.gif 03:19, 13 Aug 2005 (UTC)
Yup. -- Tom 03:20, 13 Aug 2005 (UTC)
Wow, awsome! Kudos to, the one who originally left the Compound Eyes fun fact. He never really made all that many edits, but who would have guessed it was one of the most important edits of all... Thunderbird 18:06, 14 Aug 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Goofs vs. Typos

"Goofs" are mistakes TBC make; for the purposes of our discussion, Strong Sad made these mistakes. We don't note mistakes Strong Bad makes in his emails as Goofs; rather, we note them in the Remarks. Since there were enough of Strong Sad's mistakes for a whole section, I changed it to "Typos". — It's dot com 22:07, 17 Aug 2005 (UTC)

I'm not really the guy who would know the difference. I only made that change for two reasons:
  1. "Typos" isn't one of the ways we categorize Fun Facts. Goofs is.
  2. The Francis Scott Key fact is a Goof. I knew it wasn't a typo, so I changed the header to Goofs for lack of a better choice for that particular grouping.
That being said, the Key fact is probably the only one of the four that are currently under that header that really is a Goof. The typos by Strong Sad should probably be moved to another section. Maybe Remarks? -- Tom 22:35, 17 Aug 2005 (UTC)
Goofs may be our standard category, but we are flexible enough to accomodate a special category on a toon-by-toon basis. For example, Homestar's attempts at Deleted. I think these should be grouped together since there are several of them. How about "Strong Sad's Goofs", or "Strong Sad's Mistakes", or something similar? — It's dot com 22:42, 17 Aug 2005 (UTC)
I think we should ask Jay. He's the Keeper-Tracker. -- Tom 22:59, 17 Aug 2005 (UTC)
I think I'll just copy the discussion from 22:42 on up over to the article's talk page. Then, everyone can have a say. — It's dot com 23:08, 17 Aug 2005 (UTC)
Sounds good to me. -- Tom 23:10, 17 Aug 2005 (UTC)

(see Talk:Strong Sad's Lament for more)

[edit] You are appreciated

I was looking over your talk page, and it's been way too long since someone wrote to tell you thanks for all the work and maintenance you put into the site. Thank you! I was propted to tell you this today when I saw that, simply by my uploading an image, you created a new template to replace the makeshift GFDL blurb I had on the image; created a new category for other existing, similar images; and then sought out those five other images that should be in the category and added the template there as well—all within the blink of an eye! I would hope that we all make the wiki experience a little better for those around us, and I must say you certainly do that. And then some. Sincerely, It's dot com

Hey, you're welcome. It's my pleasure. -- Tom 16:33, 19 Aug 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Defacement?

What, did you think I made up that picture of the Trogdor beanie? I'm not that skilled with Photoshop. Check the Store before you assume defacement. ;) Homestar Coderhomestar-coder-sig.gif 17:59, 19 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Yeah. I tried to fix it but you beat me to it. Thanks. -- Tom 18:00, 19 Aug 2005 (UTC)
No probalo. I thought it was defacement too but decided to check the Store on a whim, and lo and behold... Homestar Coderhomestar-coder-sig.gif 18:02, 19 Aug 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Patrolled Fanstuff

Hey, can you edit LocalSettings.php section of the fanstuff to get rid of those red "patrolled" explanation points in the recent changes there? We really don't need or want them. - Joshua

Before I do anything, I'd like to see the discussion that took place when deciding this. Where is it? -- Tom 15:20, 22 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Oh, well that's a problem. It was on a poll on the second Fanstuff Forum, which is offline for an indefinite amount of time. (it seems that its host quit) I'll create a new poll if you want me to, but I don't think that's nessecary. But if you go there and look at the recent changes, you'll see red exclamation points as far as the eye can see. We don't use them. - Joshua

Done. -- Tom 21:52, 23 Aug 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Vugarity

I went on the all user list page and I noticed that there were alot of vulgar term and slang. Can you clear this up Sincerly former user vile.exe

Yeah, I'm going to have to do that. Note to self: do that soon. -- Tom 20:20, 24 Aug 2005 (UTC)

[edit] I'm back

I former vandel[I was the guy who defiled trogdor and charectars a couple monthes ago thanks for unblocking me I have changed my ways don't ban me I am a good guy I swear] current editor and megaman fan User:Vile.exe have returned.Drop me a line on my talk page for proof.

Okay. -- Tom 21:07, 25 Aug 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Banned. Again. Again.

OK, Tom, please tell me why I am banned this time. Are you having a bad day? --HomsarAnnoyed

[edit] Fanstuff

'Scuse me, but I can't get into the Fanstuff wiki. It just shows 404'd every time. What's up with that? It was working a few seconds ago... --Dinoshaur 18:31, 30 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Whoops. On it. -- Tom 18:34, 30 Aug 2005 (UTC)
Fixed. -- Tom 18:46, 30 Aug 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Fanstuff wiki

Can you please, PLEASE, unlock the Fanstuff wiki? H*R 700
If you bothered to check, you'd see it has already been unlocked. -- Tom 18:23, 11 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Yeah, thank you. H*R 700

[edit] FINALLY!!

TOM! TOM! It's over! I can edit stuff! You can remove the notice! Seek Bar

Did you read the notice? Have a look. -- Tom 02:30, 13 Sep 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Favourite User Award Winner

Congrats Tom

You have won the favourite user award for this week.

Here is your trophy

Image:fav user awards.PNG

From your HRwiki friend,– Pertmywert (Talk·Edits)

If you would like to view the older winners please go here.

[edit] Personal JavaScript

I got a little curious and decided to check out your user JavaScript. What exactly does it do? I tried copying it into my own personal JS, but I didn't see any changes in the preview. --Pidgeot (t) (c) (e) 21:30, 14 Sep 2005 (UTC)

It duplicates the links for the tabs at the top of every page on the bottom. I think you might have to have accompanying personal CSS to style it. That should be in my user CSS somewhere. -- Tom 21:38, 14 Sep 2005 (UTC)
Judging by your CSS, it seems that way, so that would explain why I didn't see any change - thanks. --Pidgeot (t) (c) (e) 22:02, 14 Sep 2005 (UTC)
No problem. -- Tom 22:03, 14 Sep 2005 (UTC)

[edit] HI!!!

i love u -fhqwhgadshgnsdhjsdbkhsdabkfabkveybvf

Thanks. -- Tom 00:54, 26 Sep 2005 (UTC)
Ooooh, quite the pairing. A 35 letter name with a 3 letter name. I can see sparks flying already. Or is that just my avian thunder...?

[edit] A thankyou

Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 11.2. Thanks for sorting out an embarrassing mix-up with "hide patrolled edits", and not noticing someone else had already reverted the vandalism I was trying to revert. Still trying to get the hang of this Wiki thing ;) --Tigz 22:38, 29 Sep 2005 (UTC)

No problem. -- Tom 04:12, 30 Sep 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Note from Thechamp

Hello, Tom. My name is The champ, please forgive my past Trolling for it was my brother who commited the crime. I left the states for a month or so during this period and had no access to a comp. where I was staying in Canada. I rebuked my brother for his crimes and hope that you may forgive him, I am sory.

Sincerely, Thechamp 22:10, 30 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Okay. -- Tom 23:10, 30 Sep 2005 (UTC)
Yeah, I am sory, again. He didn't mean any harm by talkin to the trolls, he hates it when people start skrewin with thing that people work hard on. -Thechamp 01:30, 1 Oct 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Help, Please

How do I add pictures to articles? -Thechamp 13:09, 1 Oct 2005 (UTC)

See Help:Editing#Images. -- Tom 20:19, 1 Oct 2005 (UTC)

[edit] I found a troll! is the IP address. It was a troll in the fanstuff wiki. Battle of Homestar High. DonZabu

Which of their edits are you talking about? -- Tom 20:16, 1 Oct 2005 (UTC)

[edit] It was a joke, not a defacing


Thechamp, I'm assuming you are referring to my recent deletion of a discussion page (Talk:No Loafing Sign) you started that simply contained "You heard um, No loafing!". Your edit was defacement. Discussion pages exist to discuss articles and their content, not for you to attempt to make jokes or be funny. As such, taking into consideration your previous behavior on the Wiki, especially your edits in the past day and your failure to heed my three direct warnings, you have been blocked from editing for ten days. -- Tom 23:13, 1 Oct 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Bannination

OK, can I please be unbanned from the HRWiki chat? --Homsar

[edit] Apology

Hello. I am very sorry for what happened a year ago. You might not remember. But, I ruined the Commentary Transcript for Experimental Film. I just want to say that I am sorry. I used to be known as -Mitchell00 07:21, 8 Oct 2005 (UTC)

Okay. -- Tom 16:59, 8 Oct 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Update Marker

Hey Tom! I was just wondering what that Update Marker is for. Rogue Leader / (my talk) 17:20, 8 Oct 2005 (UTC)

It's a new feature in MediaWiki 1.5. -- Tom 17:29, 8 Oct 2005 (UTC)
Thanks. Rogue Leader / (my talk) 17:30, 8 Oct 2005 (UTC)

[edit] delete Bkmlb

Hi Tom! It's kind of annoying to have a period at the end of my name, so could you please delete User:Bkmlb? If I remember correctly, I think he was a troll impersonator.--minibaseball.png Bkmlb(talk to me·stuff I did) 17:26, 9 October 2005 (UTC)

Done. -- Tom 17:30, 9 October 2005 (UTC)
Thank you, very much.--minibaseball.png Bkmlb(talk to me·stuff I did) 17:31, 9 October 2005 (UTC)

[edit] How do you...

How do you get on to the old wiki? H * R 7 0 0

What information do you need from it? -- Tom 23:24, 9 October 2005 (UTC)

Well, I just wanted to check it out, if thats alright with you and JoeyDay. H * R 7 0 0 Not logged in.

The old Wiki is not easily available. What information do you need from it? -- Tom 14:42, 10 October 2005 (UTC)

Yeah, okay. I don't have to go there. I just wanted to see the users, and all that stuff. But, anyways, us at the fanstuff wiki want 1 of our 4 Admins, to be come a Burecrate. Most people think Rainer's the best choice. Tom, can you make one of our Admins, a Burecrate? H * R 7 0 0

No, not at this time. -- Tom 12:45, 11 October 2005 (UTC)


Eh, don't listen to him. :P We were just considering it; many people haven't even voiced their opinion yet. (And honestly, I never expected you to do it anyway.) - Joshua 12:59, 11 October 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Changing Names

Hey, I know I bug you alot, but there always a reason. Anyways, can you make a changing names page one the Fanstuff Wiki? I want to change my name, really badly. H * R 7 0 0

There already is one. See HRFWiki:HRFWiki:Changing username. -- Tom 21:47, 11 October 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Commend...a..tion?

I have to say that you are the man, and I would like to commend you for making your edits and changing everyone's usernames. You rock, man. --daunrealist 19:16, 12 October 2005 (UTC)

Thanks. -- Tom 20:35, 12 October 2005 (UTC)
I'm just wondering, when do you think the next Admin nomination will be? I was thinking of nominating someone (not me), but is it annually, biannually, or what? --daunrealist 21:06, 13 October 2005 (UTC)
When it's necessary. -- Tom 23:09, 13 October 2005 (UTC)
Cool. --daunrealist 02:06, 17 October 2005 (UTC)

[edit] April Fools Name Change

I know it's a while off, but I just thought I'd ask know. Would I be allowed to have my username changed for April Fools, and then have it changed back the next day? -- Super Sam 06:48, 14 October 2005 (UTC)

No. -- Tom 13:35, 14 October 2005 (UTC)

[edit] What the?

Why'd you block User: He wasn't trolling. He was just behaving a little newbish. - Joshua 22:10, 18 October 2005 (UTC)

Because of the edits he made on Image talk:homestarquiz.PNG, Talk:Tee Bee, and Image talk:stinkogamethumb.png. And did I say anywhere that he was trolling? -- Tom 22:13, 18 October 2005 (UTC)
That seems harsh for someone who seemed to be trying to contribute honestly. Maybe a warning about what sort of behavior is okay would have been better? Homestar Coderhomestar-coder-sig.gif 22:17, 18 October 2005 (UTC)
Unblocked. Feel free to warn. -- Tom 22:20, 18 October 2005 (UTC)

On the other hand, is 24 hours enough for someone who is being disruptive and should know better? (Billy Bob Bob) I was gonna block him till the weekend before Coder beat me to it. — It's dot com 22:24, 18 October 2005 (UTC)

Cool, thanks Tom. If you want to up that ban, Ben, then that's fine with me. I just usually do 24 hours for a first offender. Homestar Coderhomestar-coder-sig.gif 22:26, 18 October 2005 (UTC)
Then I'll leave it like it is. But if he yells and makes personal attacks again... — It's dot com 22:28, 18 October 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Invitations

So, what's up with these invitations-to-anonny's-to-create-accounts dealies? I love the idea; is the concept to extend indiscriminately to all except trolls, or to use in those "Whoa—that was a beneficial edit! Why is this guy an IP?" situations? I ask because seems to be rather articulate and wikiliterate. —AbdiViklas 06:39, 20 October 2005 (UTC)

In this case, it was mostly the latter. Though I have to admit, it's not the first time I've done it.
The person you mention there, if I'm not mistaken, is Wikipedia:User:Metaeducation. They actually caused a tiny ruckus on Wikipedia back in May 2005 that involved a HRWiki template thing. See Wikipedia:Wikipedia:Templates for deletion/Log/Deleted/May 2005#Template:Hrwiki and Wikipedia:Wikipedia:Templates for deletion/Log/Not deleted/June 2005#Template:Memoryalpha for some details. (And I wish we could still get at the conversation found at Template talk:Hrwiki where Joey and I questioned the template, but we can't.) -- Tom 06:59, 20 October 2005 (UTC)
Holy cow. So does the fact that the template doesn't exist mean it was deleted? And are we a sister wiki? Meanwhile, is inviting anonnys strictly a sysop thing, or can anyone? —AbdiViklas 07:17, 20 October 2005 (UTC)
Yes, the Hrwiki template was deleted, the link is for the discussion that occured prior to its deletion. The Memoryalpha one was not, that is the discussion that occured prior to the decision to keep. We are not a sister wiki to Wikipedia. We have nothing to do with the Wikimedia Foundation or any of its projects. Our Wiki runs on the same software, MediaWiki, but that's pretty much where it ends. As for inviting, it's a wiki, I encourage you to be bold. -- Tom 21:47, 20 October 2005 (UTC)


Hey, Tom. I was just wondering why you ended up blocking IP I looked at what happened, and it turns out that his addition to H* updates was correct. There is a new quote, fan stuff, and sketch book. You probably found or saw something that I didn't, so you probably have a very legitement reason. — Lapper (talk) 21:49, 20 October 2005 (UTC)

Fixed already. Thanks. -- Tom 21:50, 20 October 2005 (UTC)
I kept reverting his work 'cause in my eyes I didn't think that we'd need that on there. Plus he kept on changing it. -- Sanjuro/Balmung
But that page is our listing of all Homestar Runner updates, why wouldn't what he added belong there? -- Tom 22:23, 20 October 2005 (UTC)

[edit] I can't find the IRC chat...

Where's it at? Sanjuro/Balmung

Please see HRWiki:IRC channel. -- Tom 22:24, 20 October 2005 (UTC)
Thanks man. -- Sanjuro/Balmung

[edit] Emails

just wondering, what were the context of the emails that RHRN sent you? Rogue Leader / (my talk) 00:52, 23 October 2005 (UTC)

Nah, it's not worth it. -- Tom 00:57, 23 October 2005 (UTC)

Something tells me that I should be thanking you for that. A lot. Thanks anyway. Rogue Leader / (my talk) 00:59, 23 October 2005 (UTC)

[edit] unlocking uploading

Okay Tom, here's my problem. I am a bureaucrat at the Eskimo Bob Wiki and we just moved to new software. The uploading is locked. How do I unlock it?--minibaseball.png Bkmlb(talk to me·stuff I did) 12:46, 28 October 2005 (UTC)

Yeah, we need to know soon. Theres alot of blank images, and we REALLY need to fix that. H * R 7 0 0
Who upgraded the software? Did they reconfigure LocalSettings.php correctly? And the directions for enabling uploads can found in the User's Guide. -- Tom 14:43, 28 October 2005 (UTC)
Pertmywert owns the wiki. He upgraded it. So, does that mean you'll have to ask him about it? H * R 7 0 0
If Pertmywert is the only one with access to the files on the server, then yes. He needs to modify one line of his LocalSettings.php file to allow uploads. — wikisig.gif Joey (talk·edits) 17:19, 28 October 2005 (UTC)
Okay. I'll alert him ASAP. H * R 7 0 0
Also note that the upgrade instructions exist as part of the archive that Pertmywert uploaded. -- Tom 17:36, 28 October 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Bureaucrat rights

Hello Tom! It's me again, the guy who always bugs you for help. I need to know all about Bureaucrat rights. Since, I am a Bureaucrat at Pertmywert's Eskimo Bob Wiki... H * R 7 0 0

Please read the documentation. -- Tom 18:52, 5 November 2005 (UTC)

Okay. So, I can't unlock/lock the Database? H * R 7 0 0

Did you read the page? Try reading it again. -- Tom 19:00, 5 November 2005 (UTC)

Oh, thanks for showing me that, Tom. I'll remember that. By the way, I know you a Developer and all that, but you should archive this. H * R 7 0 0

Thanks for your consideration. I'll keep your suggestion in mind. -- Tom 19:11, 5 November 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Um...

Why am I banned from #hrwiki? Was I trolling or something? --Thatkidsam 16:52, 6 November 2005 (UTC)

What's your IRC username? What's your IP address? What did you do to get banned from the channel? Are you sure you're banned, or are you just getting errors when you try to connect? -- Tom 20:18, 6 November 2005 (UTC)
I usually go by thatkidsa [sic]. My IP is I only went on there twice, and the only thing I might have done that angered people is... Having little knowledge of the IRC code 'n such. And I'm pretty sure I'm banned... --Thatkidsam (NLI) 21:03, 6 November 2005 (UTC)
#hrwiki You're banned from that channel
Okay, you should be good now. There was a fairly broad ban in there that you got caught up in. -- Tom 22:02, 6 November 2005 (UTC).

[edit] Question about the bad_image_list problem

I'm a contributor over on another wiki and I was wondering how you solved the problem discussed on HRWiki_talk:Upgrade_to_MediaWiki_1.5#Database error. It's happening on ours and Google, the MediaWiki site, and the MW Bugzilla haven't yielded any info. But, it Google did link to that talk page. Any info you can provide will help. Thanks. -- 03:50, 7 November 2005 (UTC)

Hi there. Drop me an email at and I'll give you all of the details. -- Tom 05:14, 7 November 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Fanstuff

Can you, um, temporarily lockdown the Fanstuff WIki? Quick? The apocalypse is happening... or at least the same problem that struck this place a few days back. - Joshua 02:46, 14 November 2005 (UTC)

Yeah, because the fanstuff is about to be virtually DESTROYED!! - Template:Stinkoman K/Sig 02:55, 14 November 2005 (UTC)

Dangit! I thought nobody was there so I trolled the mainpage under the name of Michely00 for some reason. So ban me when ever you get this problem sorted out. Please. {{User:Bassium!/sig} P.S. If I am banned I will reside at the Porple Montage wiki.

New-user registration and anonymous editing have been disabled. Please leave your pants in the on and upright position. Thank you. -- Tom 04:07, 14 November 2005 (UTC)

Why come? Too many WikiTrolls? o.o; I don't get it

More information is available on the fanstuff wiki. -- Tom 23:32, 15 November 2005 (UTC)

Can you... um... help again? The trolls attacking with the 3000+ accounts he had created. - Joshua 02:03, 17 November 2005 (UTC)

Yeahhhhhh, sorry to bug you again, but we really need it. I say kill them at the source. H * R 7 0 0 02:20, 17 November 2005 (UTC)
I've got my best men working on it 'round the clock. -- Tom 05:10, 17 November 2005 (UTC)
Who keeps on allowing new user registration on the Fanstuff Wiki?! He keeps on allowing the NSMC bot to attack again and again!! Ugh, it's so annoying... it should be in lockdown until you find out how to stop him for good. - Joshua 13:10, 23 November 2005 (UTC)
Yeah, seriously. I wish there was something that would appear in the Recent Changes that would tell us if something like this was enebled or disabled. But, whatever. It's up to you guys. Oh, and also, why is there a User Creation Log? H * R 7 0 0 13:31, 23 November 2005 (UTC)
The User Creation Log is useful for tracking if a bot or other vandal creates multiple accounts. - KookykmanImage:kookysig.gif(t)(c)(r)
But it gets annoying during very large troll attacks such as this. Man, I wish more sysops were on! --Color Printer 13:48, 23 November 2005 (UTC)
I just wish there were more sysops! H * R 7 0 0 18:18, 23 November 2005 (UTC)
Joshua: I keep allowing new-user registration and anonymous edits on the fanstuff wiki. With your proposed solution, how am I supposed to know if something is stopping the vandal "for good" if registration is still locked down?
H*R 700: Check the sitenotice that appears on every single page of the wiki. It will let you know if new-user registration and anonymous editing are disabled. -- Tom 21:08, 23 November 2005 (UTC)
I understand, but the Fanstuff Wiki is tiring of being this wiki's guinea pig. I understand that this wiki is more important than it, but this is the FOURTH consecutive attack, the second of which is due to being tested upon. More and more troll accounts are being created, and then there's all the troll edits, which bots can't seem to revert. Here there are hundreds of active users to revert problems, but in the fanstuff wiki the number's closer to forty. Several users are becoming dishearted even to the point of leaving because of having to revert pages again and again and again due to all these attacks. Is there any other way? I'm not sure if the Fanstuff Wiki can survive many more attacks. :/ - Joshua 22:48, 23 November 2005 (UTC)
What would you like me to do? What's your solution? I have absolutely no problem at all taking the fanstuff wiki offline completely. Would that be acceptable? -- Tom 23:00, 23 November 2005 (UTC)
I wouldn't normaly say this, but if that's what you have to do, do it soon. I can't stand anymore of this crap. H * R 7 0 0 23:13, 23 November 2005 (UTC)
Temporarily or forever? And what would that solve? (And taking it off forever is not acceptable - too many users love the Fanstuff Wiki.) - Joshua 23:14, 23 November 2005 (UTC)

It would probably only be temporay (Er, however you spell it). Okay, I have a dumb idea; How about if we get some kind og supream hacker to hack the NSMC bot and shut it down or something? Trust me, we may not know how to do it, but if we got a supream hacker, then we'll be going somewhere. H * R 7 0 0 23:17, 23 November 2005 (UTC)

Here's the problem: when you test it, he usually attacks when no bureaucrats are online to stop him. So here's an idea: when you want to test something, enable new users and stuff for a little bit and then DUPLICATE the effects of the troll (without all the damage) and see what happens. When your done and you have your results, disable the new users again. That way the Fanstuff Wiki won't be prone with no bureaucrats online. Um... only if you can duplicate his attacks, that is. - Joshua 23:18, 23 November 2005 (UTC)
Er, I didn't understand that. H * R 7 0 0 23:19, 23 November 2005 (UTC)

Wait a minute, it appears Tom has a souloution. Check the Wiki. H * R 7 0 0 23:24, 23 November 2005 (UTC)

What does "trusted" mean as a user group?--minibaseball.png Bkmlb(talk to me·stuff I did) 23:35, 23 November 2005 (UTC)

It probably means you'll be safe when Tom obliberates (or just blocks :P) the non-trusted. - Joshua 23:39, 23 November 2005 (UTC)
...or they could be getting temporary sysop powers... - Joshua 23:42, 23 November 2005 (UTC)
All editing was suspended below the sysop level. To enable other users to revert, the "trusted" group was created until all the vandal usernames have been blocked. — It's dot com 23:47, 23 November 2005 (UTC)

Hi, I'm user homestarmy from the fanstuff, and I'd like to be added to the trusted group to help revert pages! Thanks - Homestarmy

Done. — It's dot com

[edit] Status report

  • All malicious usernames from yesterday have been blocked infinitely.
  • Logged-in editing by general users has been restored.

It's dot com 12:59, 24 November 2005 (UTC)

Okay then, that we have it temporarily on lockdown, when will people able to create new accounts again? Because I really wanted to create and fanstuff account, but I can't. teeeffoh! 19:51, 4 December 2005 (UTC)
New accounts will be enabled as soon as possible. -- Tom 01:29, 5 December 2005 (UTC)

[edit] NYU Talk

Hey since you were there do you know where I can find a copy of the NYU Talk? I really wished it could see it. NOT Billy Bob Bob 20:44, 30 November 2005 (UTC)

See the NYU Talk - 1 Mar 2005 article. The entire presentation is transcribed there. -- Tom 21:13, 30 November 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Hola

I figured that it would be cool to say hi to you since you're the big administrator of the site, so I guess that I just did.--Image:Homsar-in-motion.gifhr.pngΨHomsarΨroksΨImage:kookysig.gifImage:Cheat-shrug-tiny.gif 22:29, 7 December 2005 (UTC)

Hi. -- Tom 01:11, 8 December 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Query

I have a question: Why is new user registration and anonymous editing still disabled? I think that the NSMC troll is pretty much in the past.--Image:Homsar-in-motion.gifhr.pngΨHomsarΨroksΨImage:kookysig.gifImage:Cheat-shrug-tiny.gif 19:46, 10 December 2005 (UTC)

New-user registration, anonymous editing, and all MediaWiki email features have been temporarily disabled because of a vandal. Why do you think that the vandalism is "in the past"? -- Tom 06:09, 12 December 2005 (UTC)
I just thought that the NSMC troll would have gotten the message and backed down. That's all. I was also thinking that since there are new people discovering this site every day it would be good for them to be able to contribute and have their say on things.--Image:Homsar-in-motion.gifhr.pngΨHomsarΨroksΨImage:kookysig.gifImage:Cheat-shrug-tiny.gif 22:52, 15 December 2005 (UTC)
Okay. Thank you for your concern. -- Tom 17:40, 16 December 2005 (UTC)

[edit] kinda weird...

I was wondering, why do you sign your posts with: [[User:Tom|<nowiki></nowiki]] -- [[User:Tom|Tom]]? can't you just sign it as [[User:Tom|Tom]]? — talk Bubsty edits 05:51, 12 December 2005 (UTC)

See #Sig. -- Tom 06:09, 12 December 2005 (UTC)
Ah, I see. — talk Bubsty edits 23:32, 16 December 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Just a thought

Do you ever scan around on user pages to say hi to people or are your duties mainly keeping the site on track and awesome?--Image:Homsar-in-motion.gifhr.pngΨHomsarΨroksΨImage:kookysig.gifImage:Cheat-shrug-tiny.gif 17:43, 16 December 2005 (UTC)

No. -- Tom 17:57, 16 December 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Just a thought

Do you ever scan around on user pages to say hi to people or are your duties mainly keeping the site on track and awesome? I'm asking because I have never seen your sig on anybody's guestbooks.--Image:Homsar-in-motion.gifhr.pngΨHomsarΨroksΨImage:kookysig.gifImage:Cheat-shrug-tiny.gif 17:44, 16 December 2005 (UTC)

No. -- Tom 17:57, 16 December 2005 (UTC)
Sorry. Posting error. See below. Homsarroks (Talk | contribs) 18:00, 16 December 2005 (UTC) (left unsigned)

[edit] Just a thought

Do you ever scan around on user pages to say hi to people or are your duties mainly keeping the site on track and awesome? I'm asking because I have never seen your sig on anybody's guestbook. Also, did you start this wiki or are you just a major contributer?--Image:Homsar-in-motion.gifhr.pngΨHomsarΨroksΨImage:kookysig.gifImage:Cheat-shrug-tiny.gif 17:44, 16 December 2005 (UTC)

No. And no. -- Tom 17:57, 16 December 2005 (UTC)

[edit] HRWiki Tour

This has been suggested elsewhere, but so far has been ignored by anyone in power. I asked JoeyDay, but he then decided to take a vacation. Then It's Dot Com, but he ignored it. So, let's see if someone will listen to the suggestion here.

A few people think that the HRWiki:Tour, which currently has no solid page linking to it, should be the third tab in HRWiki:Introduction. Do you agree? - Joshua 16:53, 14 December 2005 (UTC)

I didn't ignore it. In fact, I already replied at the only place there should be a discussion: namely, the tour talk page. — It's dot com 00:53, 20 December 2005 (UTC)
I didn't ignore it either. I've been following the progress of the discussion, and didn't feel I needed to comment. -- Tom 01:00, 20 December 2005 (UTC)

[edit] E-mail Features

Annony editing and new account creation are up, but what about the e-mail features? They still don't appear to be working. Is this intentional, or an oversight? -- Super Sam 10:58, 29 December 2005 (UTC)

It's Dot Com says that they aren't quite ready yet. They'll be working with a Catchpa system soon. - Joshua 13:11, 29 December 2005 (UTC)

[edit] IRC

I have a quick question, would you be able to come to the IRC channel for a second? Thunderbird 20:51, 30 December 2005 (UTC)

Sure. -- Tom 20:55, 30 December 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Appreciation

Hey Tom! I just wanted to tell you that I appreciate what you and the other sysops do for the wiki. I know if it was not for you guys, thw Wiki would not be what it is now. I just want to say thank you! 21:07, 31 December 2005 (UTC)

You're very welcome. It's my pleasure. -- Tom 01:32, 1 January 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Wikipedia

Hey Tom it's me. I haven't been on for a while so I'm sorta lost. Where's the Wikipedia at? I need to look up that "F-Zero's 'All your Base Are Belong to Us'" thing again. ~~Sanjuro (Talk | contribs) 23:58, 1 January 2006 (UTC) (left unsigned) -- Tom 07:04, 2 January 2006 (UTC)

Thanks pal. And Happy New Year! Sanjuro/Balmung

[edit] I think you may have accidentally gotten rid of the updates

Hey Tom it's I. A while ago I posted the new updates, and now they aren't there anymore, and it said you blocked me. --

Care to explain how "URI changed (may take a while for browser to detect DNS settings)." works? -- Tom 17:09, 6 January 2006 (UTC)
I dunno, I heard it on TV I think.
Thanks, that clears that up. -- Tom 17:11, 6 January 2006 (UTC)
Good, I was hoping that would clear things up, now everything's fine, right? Thank me later. --
No, that cleared up for me the fact that you were actually defacing the page. -- Tom 17:28, 9 January 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Guestbook

Make a Guestbook.TheThin 22:46, 6 January 2006 (UTC)


If you go on this page sign here

<!-- List names here. -->
The thing, this is spam. Do not do it again. -- Tom 23:01, 6 January 2006 (UTC)
OKTheThin14:50, 7 January 2006 (UTC)~

[edit] Apologizing

Hi there, Tom. I replied to your message about my edit summary, but you didn't reply back. So I decided to reply here. I just want to apologize for the language. And sorry it took a while to reply to you. I had an emergency that kept me from replying. I just want you to know that it won't happen again. Anyway, sorry about it. Happy 21:58, 6 January 2006 (EST)

Okay. -- Tom 03:02, 7 January 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Username redirect

Hi Tom, while JoeyDay is out, I'm asking you this: Can I have a userpage redirect to mine? I was thinking about User:Elcool, because my freinds sometimes look for me on the wiki, not by my correct name. Some other users could use a redirect with common misspellings. Elcool (talk)(contribs) 13:23, 7 January 2006 (UTC)

It's not unheard of... User:Thunderbird redirects to User:Thunderbird L17's page, although I dunno if he got permission for that. --DorianGray
E.L. Cool, this leads to an interesting line of thought. We could take this in two directions:
  1. We do not allow users to have redirects from common misspellings etc. to their correct username. We never have allowed someone to have "two" userspaces, and this would go along with that semi-policy. Then, someone comes along and registers User:Elcool and starts making edits. Someone like User:It's dot com or myself would then approach this user and ask that they choose a new name, since the one they chose is too close to the existing user User:E.L. Cool. (This comes to mind because it happened quite recently.) Then I suppose we'd block the User:Elcool account so it wouldn't happen again. At that point, if you came and asked if you could have that page redirect to your own, I don't think I'd be able to say "no".
  2. We do allow users to have redirects from common misspellings etc. to their correct username. We'd probably want to set up a process for this, however, because if people just started doing this willy-nilly, we might get people registering for usernames that were already redirects. We'd want to make sure what ever names were redirected where blocked as well.
I also don't think I'd want this to become a normal thing, where everyone and their grandmother goes and thinks of all the possible permutations of their username and then goes and makes dozens of redirects. I don't think it's altogether too common that this kind of thing would happen.
DorianGray, the redirect you bring up has a different intent associated with its history, and at this point is an exception.
So at this point, hold off on doing anything for a while. I'm going to want to get Ben's input on how we should handle it, but as of right now, it looks like it could happen. -- Tom 19:05, 7 January 2006 (UTC)
Yeah, sure. I wasn't even thinking of making it informal. Just make it like the Username Change page where people will ask before they do something. And ok, I'll hold. Elcool (talk)(contribs) 19:17, 7 January 2006 (UTC)
(comment only): I think Thunderbird registered the name Thunderbird before he did that. Ed smilde/talk
I have pondered similar issues to this one in the past. I am open to the idea, although I agree that to just turn everybody loose would not be the best course to take. For one thing, I don't like having user pages that don't correspond to a username in the database. I would like to consider how the problem might be solved elegantly (along the lines of a Special page or something) versus creating and blocking usernames that will never be used. Let me think on it and I'll tell you what I come up with. — It's dot com 03:04, 8 January 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Robots.txt

You seem to be the senior sysop around here (I think), so while JoeyDay isn't here, I'll ask you instead.

The Robots.txt file at has this:

User-agent: *
Disallow: /index.php/HRWiki:Sandbox

...which disallows just the Sandbox. However, the Robots.txt file at has this:

User-agent: *
Disallow: /

...which disallows everything. Why is this? Can you change it? -- Super Sam 07:11, 8 January 2006 (UTC)

It's like that because we (The Admins) do not want the fanstuff wiki indexed by anything. And sorry, but no we aren't going to change it. -- Tom 12:32, 8 January 2006 (UTC)
Why don't the admins want it indexed? -- Super Sam 12:43, 8 January 2006 (UTC)
The primary reason is so that it doesn't show up in search engines. -- Tom 15:12, 8 January 2006 (UTC)
...and why don't the admins want it showing up in search engines? -- Super Sam 16:13, 8 January 2006 (UTC)
Because it isn't built on strictly canon material. In other words, the knowledge base documents and adheres as closely as possible to the cartoons and concepts found on H* as written by TBC, whereas any fanstuff is by definition made up by somebody other than TBC. — It's dot com 16:20, 8 January 2006 (UTC)
What does that have to with the Fanstuff showing up in search engines? -- Super Sam 17:15, 8 January 2006 (UTC)
User:It's dot com is correct, but the reasoning behind our decision was slightly different. The fanstuff wiki was only created to appease a small minority that wanted fanstuff brought back after we decided not to bring it back when we moved to MediaWiki. The Admins didn't want the fanstuff wiki, but relented due to what I can only call persistent whining. One of the conditions of our creating fanstuff was to make sure that search engines did not index it. This was for two reasons:
  1. We are very protective of the HRWiki name. We do not administer fanstuff closely enough to control the quality of the content.
  2. And as It's dot com mentioned, we don't want anyone searching for actual Homestar Runner knowledge to be confused with what they find there.
 -- Tom 05:20, 9 January 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Bot-assisted stuff

Would you be able to change all links from Stinkoman 20X6 Enemies and Items to Stinkoman 20X6 Enemies and Items? When I moved the page, there were a lot of double redirects left behind. -- Super Sam 12:07, 9 January 2006 (UTC)

Hmm, looks like you took care of it. -- Tom 16:41, 9 January 2006 (UTC)

[edit] NSMC Accounts

Could you please clear out the NSMC accounts at the Fanstuff? -- Super Sam 04:10, 11 January 2006 (UTC)

We can't. Doing that would leave holes in the edit histories, among other things. -- Tom 07:21, 11 January 2006 (UTC)
Could you at least clear them from Special:Listusers? -- Super Sam 14:54, 11 January 2006 (UTC)
I don't think that's possible. - Joshua 15:01, 11 January 2006 (UTC)
Umm... ignore that. My bad. -- Super Sam 15:04, 11 January 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Sorry

Sorry for hurting your feelings, man. I just couldn't tell that the censored version was on the page, and Marth 99 said it wasn't - though he could've been commenting on a point where the suggestive one was the article's image. I didn't mean to offend you, I just treat everyone like that. Oh, and sorry I threw that first cake at Strong Sad. Peace.

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[edit] Strongbadia -> Strong Badia

Could your bot thingy please change instances of "Strongbadia" to "Strong Badia"? -- Super Sam 01:43, 17 January 2006 (UTC)

Bot requests should be made on the bot's talk page. But now that I check, it looks like the request has already been made. -- Tom 06:32, 17 January 2006 (UTC)

[edit] ____you should archive this page because it takes forever to scroll down the whole way

____long pages should be archived

____this page takes a really long time to scroll down

____it takes a long time to scroll down this page

____this page is very long

____this page should be archived because it is long

____this page also takes a long time to scroll down because it is very long

____you should archive this page

____archiving pages make pages shorter

____if you archive this page it will be shorter

____if you archive this page it will take less time to scroll down.

____it has come to my attention that this page should be archived.

--17:04, 17 January 2006 (UTC)17:04, 17 January 2006 (UTC)17:04, 17 January 2006 (UTC) 17:04, 17 January 2006 (UTC)

I'm a bit confused here. Is this some kind of code? I think I understand your message, but I'm curious why you typed it like this. Could you please explain? Thanks. -- Tom 22:29, 17 January 2006 (UTC)

________This is some kind of code.

________I am a native speaker of English, so I may be new to this wiki language.

________I also speak jbrrsh, but wikipedia doesn't have an article on it.

________I can speak jbrrsh if you want me to.

________Do you want me to speak jbrrsh?

________Eikn kcayce eiyuu ouan't maee tdoo cepeeke ein jbrrsh, ehjerre izzthuh kuweschun ein jbrrsh.

________dyouu eiyuu ouan't maee tdoo cepeeke ein jbrrsh.

________eiyuu kcann annscir tvhis kuweschun ein ieetvhur aynglisch owr jbrrsh.

________I typed it this way because I am a native speaker of English but I can speak in jbrrsh too.

________For more information on English, you can go to the wikipedia article at Wikipedia:English

____________For information or if you need help on the information for archiving information then you can contact me or someone who's an administrator here (I don't know who they are).

First of all, Tom is an administrator here, and I'm sure he's fully aware of how he could archive his user page. It's not lack of knowledge; it's just a personal decision on his part, which he's free to make since his user space belongs to him. Second, if you just learned how to use the Home and End keys you probably wouldn't find this so inconvenient. — wikisig.gif Joey (talk·edits) 16:59, 19 January 2006 (UTC)
Wow! Home and end keys! I never actually never thought of using those, they were always just the keys in the middle of the "seldom used" block of keys. I suppose you learn something new everyday. Thanks for the tip. Thunderbird 06:43, 23 January 2006 (UTC)
thunderbird, you seem to benefit from, well.....everything. it's kind of strange. Thatkidyoualllove 15:03, 23 January 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Whoa!

Kewl you were one of the first people on the wiki! --TheThin 17:21, 22 January 2006 (UTC)

Yes. -- Tom 06:17, 23 January 2006 (UTC)

[edit] MediaWiki Software Related Stuff

Two things:

  1. Do you know how the New Messages bug was solved? I'm having the same problem on a wiki I own.
  2. I had a discussion on #mediawiki with Robchurch about deleting users. Here's the main part of the conversation:
<Super_Sam> If you have database access to a wiki, it is possible to delete usernames?
<robchurch> In theory.
<robchurch> You can delete users without too many repurcussions.
<Super_Sam> What about gaps in the history?
<robchurch> Well, the users will still be credited for the edits.
<Super_Sam> So, under history it'll show the user, but the user won't actually exist.

I proceeded to test it out on my wiki (which also uses MediaWiki 1.5). By deleting the user from the "user" table, the user was effectively deleted (couldn't log in and no longer in the list of users), while edits by that user remained in history (including block logs). However, the user remained in Special:Ipblocklist until they were also deleted from the "ipblock" table. This method should also work for the NSMC accounts.

Super Sam 07:51, 26 January 2006 (UTC)

Hey Super Sam. Yeah, I would like to clean all that garbage out. I'm going to do a couple of other maintenance things before I delete all the usernames. I hope to be able to get to it in the next couple of days. — It's dot com 14:06, 26 January 2006 (UTC)
Done Fanstuff is done. See this and this.
To do Knowledge base is next. — It's dot com 05:02, 4 February 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Is this your job?

Hey Tom, I hope I'm not being nosy but, is what you do on the Wiki your job? Is this how you make your living. Well, I asked because I here you contribute to this Wiki a lot. Thanks! 01:55, 27 January 2006 (UTC)

Oh, man, wouldn't that be nice! — It's dot com 02:20, 27 January 2006 (UTC)
That would be a great job, but no. Any money that comes to the wiki through donations goes directly to keeping this site online. —BazookaJoe 02:23, 27 January 2006 (UTC)
Using someone else's copyrighted work to earn money without permission is a big legal no. Nice thought, though. XD - Joshua 02:52, 27 January 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Inquiry

Hey Tom, how are you? Would you happen to know anything about this apparent bug? Thanks! --Stux 20:22, 1 February 2006 (UTC)

I'm good, thanks. And it looks like Ben has taken care of your issue there. Nicely done. -- Tom 14:28, 2 February 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Wow. Archiving assistance needed immediately.

I know you can do whatever you want with your talk page, but I suggest you archive it. All the other sysops have done it, and they look great. I know people have been bugging you about this, but I really suggest it. People would love it. Thanks. Seriously (Talk)

Thanks for your consideration. I'll keep your suggestion in mind. -- Tom 21:29, 4 February 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Just a heads up

Um, a while ago a user named ohW .rD (Dr. who as a different user) started vandalizing a lot of pages. Not a single sysop was there. Me and The thing fought it off, but I don't believe it ever got blocked. Can you block him permanently to make sure this doesn't happen again? Thnaks. Seriously (Talk) 23:43, 11 February 2006 (UTC)

Thank you for being vigilant while the wiki was under attack. You join the ranks of a long line of members (including myself) who have had the (mis)fortune to encounter a vandal in the early hours of the day or night when no sysop was around. Keep on tranglin'! Incidentally, feel free to check the block log before posting. Cheers! — It's dot com 23:57, 11 February 2006 (UTC)
Aw, thank you, comster. That's probably the first time I've been complimented on something page-related and not user-related. Just a sign that I only hang around this place for the cool users.....Seriously (Talk) 00:02, 12 February 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Archive

WHOA! Make a talk archive! --TheThin 23:45, 11 February 2006 (UTC)

See the discussion two headlines above. Also, tom has been pestered with these comments more than Strong Bad has been asked how do you type with boxing gloves on. It's up to him, so in the meantime I'm thinkin' we should just stop pestering him. Seriously (Talk) 23:51, 11 February 2006 (UTC)
Arise, my minions! We must poke Tom until he archives! *poke* *poke* *poke* *poke* *poke* - Joshua
pokepokepoke...Seriously (Talk) 00:16, 12 February 2006 (UTC)
Pokemon Has Matt? (talk) 00:17, 12 February 2006 (UTC)
Okay, stop. Tom doesn't need to be harasssed like this. Either he will archive or he won't, but your poking him will not have the effect you desire. — It's dot com 00:19, 12 February 2006 (UTC)
Aw......Seriously (Talk)
LET'S POKE USER:IT'S DOT COM WHOS WITH ME! --TheThin 00:21, 12 February 2006 (UTC)
No way, that's going overboard. Seriously (Talk) 00:25, 12 February 2006 (UTC)
But I will poke Tom! *poke* *poke* *poke* For all you people who think this talk page is large, prepare to use several gigabytes of bandwidth. - Super Sam 00:25, 12 February 2006 (UTC)
WHOA! That is not a small number! Has Matt? (talk) 00:56, 12 February 2006 (UTC)
Jeez, guys. My poking was a joke. Why'd you go ruin it by taking it seriously? -_- (Feel free to stare at all of my awesome talk page, though.) - Joshua 01:28, 12 February 2006 (UTC)
Thank you all for your consideration. I'll keep your suggestion in mind. Also, I suggest that in the future when someone tells you to stop harassing another user that you actually stop harassing them. Thanks. -- Tom 19:31, 12 February 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Mirror

Hello Tom. This discussion could use your admin attention. - Joshua 15:39, 16 February 2006 (UTC)

Noted. Thanks. -- Tom 15:56, 16 February 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Help-Policy

Hey Tom, I wanted to ask you about this edit. The reason I had made the Policy category a subcategory of the help category was that I wanted users who were browsing the Help category to be able to see the Policy category and browse its contents right away. I reasoned that having the Policy Category have greater visibility would be preferable (even if no one reads anything really). --Stux 20:09, 17 February 2006 (UTC)

The Policy category is a subcategory of the HRWiki Maintenance category. The Help category is also a subcategory of the HRWiki Maintenance category. The Help category shouldn't be a subcategory of a subcategory that's in the same category as it (the Help category) is in. In other words, we want HRWiki Maintenance --> Policy and HRWiki Maintenance --> Help and not HRWiki Maintenance --> Help and HRWiki Maintenance --> Policy --> Help. -- Tom 22:02, 17 February 2006 (UTC)
My original idea was that the Policy Category be a subcategory of Help, not the other way around. So we'd have RWiki Maintenance --> Policy and HRWiki Maintenance --> Help --> Policy, so that anyone browsing help can see policy and (hopefully) decide to browse through it as well. But it's really not that an important of a detail. Thanks! --Stux 18:13, 19 February 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Mirror:

Remember how you asked me on IRC to list all the files we mirror from other sites? Well, it's done. I also took the time to change all the local mirror links to the one with the Mirror: prefix. The QotW page almost took me 20 minutes! But that's not important. Everything for the wiki. Elcool (talk)(contribs) 18:01, 19 February 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Howdy, Tom

Long time no see.

This wiki sure has gotten pop-you-lar.

-Jweb Guru 15:36, 26 February 2006 (UTC)

Yeah, no. Is it? -- Tom 23:15, 26 February 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Range blocks

Just wondering: I'm a sysop at the wooky, and I'm wobndering how to block an IP range, just for future reference. Can you tell me? Thanks. — Seriously (Talk)

See this page. — It's dot com 01:42, 1 March 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Changing usernames

If your a sysop how do you change user names? --TheThin 21:48, 2 March 2006 (UTC)

(You mean bureaucrat.) Go to Special:Renameuser and fill out the form there. — It's dot com 21:53, 2 March 2006 (UTC)
What about in a wikicity? --TheThin 21:56, 2 March 2006 (UTC)
You need this extension to be able to change user's usernames. --videlectrix.pngENUSY discussionitem_icon.gif user.gifmail_icon.gif 22:03, 2 March 2006 (UTC)
How do you get it? --TheThin 22:14, 2 March 2006 (UTC)
Well, since Wikicities' usernames are global (they aren't specific to one wiki), whoever wants to have his or her name changed would likely have to go through the central Wikicity. Special:Renameuser doesn't seem to exist there, so I'm not sure what to tell you. — It's dot com 22:21, 2 March 2006 (UTC)
Try their contact form. -- Tom 02:00, 3 March 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Emergency

Hello my name is H*bad and I have a complaint to make, I have been blocked again most likely because of the same person I don't know but I am innocent. No one else is replying to what I have been saying. Can you please unblock me because I haven't done a thing wrong. I am blocked on the fanstuff wiki. And I could swear upon anything at all that I am not doing anything wrong.--H*bad 17:21, 4 March 2006 (UTC)

Ps you may have to unblock the people who are doing that horrible joke of having the same user accounts as the NSMC bots but only for a little second and that may unblock me becaue they have been using my IP address somehow.--H*bad 17:24, 4 March 2006 (UTC)
Yeah, it looks like you have been autoblocked because your IP address has been recently used by a blocked username. The block expires 16:12, 5 March 2006 (UTC). If you'd like to edit before then, contact a fanstuff sysop.
Also, something peculiar to note is that your IP is shared by H*bad, H*Bad1, Godzillarunner, Darth Homestar runner, 1041327735NSMC87789216, 1376523585NSMC822710324, and 1376523585NSMC822710325 on the fanstuff wiki, as well as 01857184578NSMC19576857318597 and Godzillarunner here on the Knowledge Base. Can you explain this? -- Tom 21:17, 4 March 2006 (UTC)
NSMC!? Are you serious? — Seriously (Talk) 22:00, 4 March 2006 (UTC)
Seriously, do you have anything constructive to contribute to this conversation? If not, please stay out of it. Thanks. -- Tom 22:05, 4 March 2006 (UTC)
I can explain a few of them like H*bad1, I logged on to him because my friend asked me to so I could take care of the whole "he is my sock puppet", which he is not (long story I will explain later if you want). For Darth Homestar runner I found out what his password was and I guess it showed my IP as his which reminds me to tell him to change his pass. any ways, Godzillarunner I made him, which I do admit that I made him, but for a good reason, I forgot my password and thought thats ok I will just make a new user account, a few hours later I remembered what my password was. You can delete Godzillarunner if you want. Like I said it is a long story. Plus to make sure that you know I have no reason to do something stupid like troll or whatever.--H*bad 22:49, 4 March 2006 (UTC)
You still haven't explained why or how NSMC-style usernames were created with your IP, one of which was even used for vandalism. — It's dot com 23:12, 4 March 2006 (UTC)
First off I didn't even know that one of them was used for vandalism. Second off (someone hates me, which is also a long story), I am not that type of person. I am an upright person, but you know what if you want to pin this sort of thing on me then fine, but just so you know I didn't do anything wrong.--H*bad 23:18, 4 March 2006 (UTC)
Could you please explain how the NSMC-style usernames were created with your IP? -- Tom 23:23, 4 March 2006 (UTC)
I wish I could but I don't know much about computer programing stuff, I am only 15.--H*bad 23:25, 4 March 2006 (UTC)
What is the verdict, am I guilty of making the NSMCs and Darth Homestar runner or are you going with the truth and saying not guilty (This is manly so people will leave me alone on whether or not I can be trusted, which I hope I can be trusted by you and all the other sysop/Admins).--H*bad 14:38, 5 March 2006 (UTC)
Could you please explain how the NSMC-style usernames were created with your IP? It doesn't require any computer programming knowledge to create a wiki account, nor to explain how wiki accounts were created with your IP. -- Tom 19:00, 5 March 2006 (UTC)
I would if I could but I can't. I would tell you if I knew, but right now isn't fair, because right now I am getting punished for something that I wasn't even doing. The thing is that I was going to work to try and be a nominee for being a sysop but now I guess I will never be one.--H*bad 19:28, 5 March 2006 (UTC)
How are you still being punished? The block on the fanstuff wiki expired over three hours ago. How are you not able to tell me how your computer was used to create those accounts? Are you not the only person who has access to the computer that has knowledge of NSMC-style account names? -- Tom 19:36, 5 March 2006 (UTC)
Well people just will not leave me alone any more. I have no more computers that can log onto the internet. O of course I just figured it out. I will call my suspect and he shall most likely answer my question with a No, because of that he can't lie very well I will be able to know whether or not he is the culprit.--H*bad 20:21, 5 March 2006 (UTC)
The culprit is... H*bad1, he was the only one it could be. One day he came over and I showed him this site. He created a new user on my computer. In fact he came over a few more times in which he most likely then created the NSMC accounts that I think are stupid. Man I am good. When I called him just now instead of denying that he didn't create them he said that he did, like I said he can't lie so I could tell that he meant it.--H*bad 20:29, 5 March 2006 (UTC)
20:21 comment: Won't leave you alone? You are the one pressing the matter on my talk page. If you are the only one with knowledge of NSMC-style accounts and access to the computer that created those accounts, I fail to see how you weren't the one who created them. But it doesn't matter anyway. You are free to drop the whole issue and go quietly about your business editing the fanstuff wiki as H*bad. If you want the issue dropped, simply do not reply to this message.
20:29 comment:Mmm hmm. Great. Now we can all go about our business. Feel free to never bring this issue up again, here or elsewhere. -- Tom 20:36, 5 March 2006 (UTC)
O sorry, I will never bring that thing {as I call it} again.--H*bad 20:39, 5 March 2006 (UTC)
Sorry for this, but I have to say this to you. I am very sorry for wasting your time and other users time on this subject. If I could go back in time I would. So sorry again.--H*bad 21:25, 2 June 2006 (UTC)
Well, I suggest you get crackin' on your time machine. Let me know if it goes well. — It's dot com 21:30, 2 June 2006 (UTC)
I am trying to, but unfortunatly I can't work out the bug were only half of me timetravels.--H*bad 21:34, 2 June 2006 (UTC)
H*bad, weird. I could have thought I remember you saying you were never going to bring this up again. Dude, it's okay. Just let's all just go about doing our thing. -- Tom 17:04, 3 June 2006 (UTC)

[edit] We need help!

Please block Homestar Swimmer when you get the chance! Beat 16:23, 5 March 2006 (UTC)

I found him to be Dr. Who. --The 386 My talk 16:26, 5 March 2006 (UTC)
In the future, please use the HRWiki:WikiTroll page to report vandals. Thanks. -- Tom 19:20, 5 March 2006 (UTC)
Sorry Tom, that was my first experience with a troll. Please accept my apology. Beat 00:08, 6 March 2006 (UTC)
There's no need to apologize. -- Tom 00:42, 6 March 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Great jorb

I've noticed just how many quality edits, reverts, and deleting you done today. This is one of the few times when I get to see just how great a person you are. Keep up the wonderful work, you're what keeps this wiki running. Thank you. — Seriously (Talk) 19:42, 5 March 2006 (UTC)

Duly noted. -- Tom 19:57, 5 March 2006 (UTC)
Sweet. Except I'm wondering what duly means. I'm pretty sure (or maybe I'm just hoping) that it means "to you too", but I'm not sure. Can you explain? — Seriously (Talk) 19:59, 5 March 2006 (UTC)
Try a dictionary. -- Tom 20:01, 5 March 2006 (UTC) says it means "at the same time". So...You thought you were awesome at the same time? Uh, weird. — Seriously (Talk) 20:03, 5 March 2006 (UTC)
What entry are you looking at? The three definitions that I see listed don't include that. -- Tom 20:07, 5 March 2006 (UTC)
I figured that "at the proper time" would be what "at the same time" in your comment. — Seriously (Talk) 20:09, 5 March 2006 (UTC)
Honestly, it just depends on what you interpreted the word as. — Seriously (Talk) 20:11, 5 March 2006 (UTC)
20:09 comment: Quotation marks are used to enclose direct quotations. If you are changing something from the source you are using, don't use quotation marks.
20:11 comment: It means "properly," okay? Now please, leave me alone. Drop it. -- Tom 20:15, 5 March 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Images

Hey! I be Seriously, ack for a limited time only! I'm on the wooky, and I was wondering what the difference between images were. For example, what does PNG mean what does JPG mean? What's the difference between them? We don't really have an image policy yet, and I would like to create one. If you don't feel like answering all of these questions, is there some page that does? Thanks a lot. Seriously (Talk | contribs) 00:31, 23 March 2006 (UTC) (left unsigned)

Try this. Thunderbird 00:48, 23 March 2006 (UTC)
There's also all kinds of links with info at Wikipedia:Image format. — It's dot com 00:51, 23 March 2006 (UTC)
Thank you guys, so, so much. There is a crapload of info I can learn there. I'll read up on it. Wow, I can't believe I forgot to sign! — Seriously (Talk) 11:52, 23 March 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Whenever I get on...

Oi Tom. Whenever I log on, I never tend to see any of the Admins/Moderators on. It's pretty weird. I still remember when I was new to this place, there were Admins and Mods on all the time! But I rarely see any of them anymore. Sanjuro 01:07, 27 March 2006 (UTC)

We have lots of syops on at all times of the day. Unless you refer to the forum, where we have probably slightly less (but still plenty of) moderators on at various times. -- Tom 01:18, 27 March 2006 (UTC)
Yay. Another forum to join. I hope I can make time to post there often.

Just out of curiosity; have I ever told you how many forum websites I've joined have asked me if I wanted to become a mod? Really just one. But they kind of deleted my account... *cries*. Sanjuro 02:28, 27 March 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Sorry (2)

Was just trying to fix dead links. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 07:45, 29 March 2006 (UTC)

There's no reason to do that, really. Leaving "red links" in context is often helpful. Not to mention that editing other users' comments is often frowned upon and can at times change the intent of a message. -- Tom 07:49, 29 March 2006 (UTC)
Well I'd hardly think turning a dead link into plain text would change a message, but I appreciate your advice. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 07:53, 29 March 2006 (UTC)
Yeah, it's probably not that big a deal and I'm taking it too seriously. -- Tom 08:01, 29 March 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Thank you for explaining the target links.

I didn't know that you could use the id attribute with target links. There seems to be a bug in my web browser that is preventing it from rendering the target links on that page. It renders most target links correctly; it worked with the test page I made in the sandbox. I kept editing the T-shirt page because thought that it must have been something wrong with with the code, but it appears the only problem was in my browser. I just checked the T-shirt page in Firefox and the target links work just fine in it. Sorry for editing that page so much. Thanks again, Jecowa 07:54, 29 March 2006 (UTC)

Sure, no problem. What browser was/is giving you the trouble? -- Tom 08:01, 29 March 2006 (UTC)
Safari 2.0.3 (the latest version at the time of writing). I've sent in a bug report with a link to "". Hopefully they'll get that fixed soon. Jecowa 09:08, 29 March 2006 (UTC)

[edit] wikkitikkitavi

So I find out we're regrading the software yesterday. I was really excited to actually see everything in lockdown. But I was even more excited to see pages in 'tavi. I thought you guys were redirecting us to Ye Olde Wiki for the time being because it was a major regrade. But I edited. In 'tavi. It was truly amazing. I thought it would not be permanent. But now we're here. How long will this be? Will we ever return to the land of recent changes and move logs? Ever? I hope we do. I'm just amazed to witness such an event. — Seriously (Talk) 14:11, 1 April 2006 (UTC)

Oh, by the way, why didn't we have to make such a big move like last time? — Seriously (Talk) 16:23, 1 April 2006 (UTC)
Relax, Seriously, we're still in the land of recent changes and move logs. 'Tavi has these features, too. — wikisig.gif Joey (talk·edits) 20:33, 1 April 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Scroll Button Mirror

Hey, remember that modern scroll button song that we didn't have a mirror of? Well it turns out my friend Super Sam had to copy on his computer. Here's a mirror for you to upload onto the wiki's server. - Joshua 03:50, 8 April 2006 (UTC)

Done. Thanks one million. — It's dot com 04:14, 8 April 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Left

Hi I left you something on the Fanstuff wiki. Go to my user page there.--H*bad 22:12, 9 April 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Halloween Costumes

Check the date on this. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 06:52, 10 April 2006 (UTC)

It's kind of a tricky situation, technically it was released twice. It's somewhat explained here. The entries are all clarified now. Thunderbird 06:56, 10 April 2006 (UTC)
Qermaq, that's the old version that was eleven separate HTML pages (see [1]). Please see my changes to the Fan Costume Commentary article for further clarification of my revert of H* updates 2004. -- Tom 07:01, 10 April 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Can you Explain?

I'm still wondering on why you blocked Darth Kantana X. Can you fill in a little? --Dacheatbot · Communicate 02:54, 19 April 2006 (UTC)

Darth Katana X continuously made derogatory comments toward the wiki on several discussion pages, even after being warned by Tom to stop. If you need some examples, look at his contributions. They shouldn't be hard to find. :-S - Joshua 03:11, 19 April 2006 (UTC)

And I'm not entire sure if this'd interest you Tom, but Darth Katana X has made something of a retaliation on the Fanstuff Wiki. ...and then I kind of told him my feelings on the matter, but anyway... uh, yeah... just keeping you informed. - Joshua 03:16, 24 April 2006 (UTC)

I'll simply say that Tom's actions here were, in my opinion, entirely merited and totally in the best interest of the HRWiki. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 03:19, 24 April 2006 (UTC)
Ditto. I, like Qermaq and Joshua, have kindly (for the most part) explained to him your meaning. He ahs realized, but it's tough for him. Being blocked for a month when you are as committed to the wiki as much as he is is practically unbearable. Believe me, I know. But he's learning, and that's good. Although eventually Super Sam, to stop the fighting, threatened to protect the page. Once again, keeping you informed. — Seriously (Talk) 23:06, 26 April 2006 (UTC)

[edit] RE:Disrespect

I wasn't trying to be meen. I was just puting him on my userpage. In memeory of him. Sorry if that was wrong to do. --TheThin 21:31, 20 April 2006 (UTC)

I didn't say it was mean. I said it was disrespectful. Either way, like It's dot com said, even if common sense didn't tell you that it was completely inappropriate, the fact that a sysop removed it should have given you an idea. You are treading on very thin ice and your disregard for several other policies of our community has all of us keeping a very close watch on your edits. Be careful, and I'd advise you that in the future, if you have even the slightest doubt about an edit you are planning on making, you bring it to the talk page first. -- Tom 02:22, 21 April 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Timestamp

How do you get your timestamp to appear in your time zone? --Dacheatbot · Communicate 17:41, 22 April 2006 (UTC)

You can't fix timestamps. You can only make the time displayed on recent changes in your local time by setting it in your preferences. --videlectrix.pngENUSY discussionitem_icon.gif user.gifmail_icon.gif 18:48, 22 April 2006 (BST)
Look at your own timestamp --Dacheatbot · Communicate 17:49, 22 April 2006 (UTC)
Yes, I entered that one manually. You can't customise the timestamp created with ~~~~ or ~~~~~ though. --videlectrix.pngENUSY discussionitem_icon.gif user.gifmail_icon.gif 17:52, 22 April 2006 (UTC)
Dacheatbot: We actually don't want people to use their own time zone in timestamps on talk pages (or STUFF or wherever), as this is quite confusing. Having everyone use the UTC standard gives us an absolute time to refer to, and only requires one conversion (that is, you just have to know what your time is relative to UTC, not how your time zone matches to some unfamiliar abbreviation). — It's dot com 03:29, 24 April 2006 (UTC)
I've been using a UTC clock script in my monobook.js to make timestamp comparisons more convenient. You can get the script at Help:UTC clock. — wikisig.gif Joey (talk·edits) 18:18, 25 April 2006 (UTC)
That doesn't work for me. Maybe it's my browser, I have Safari.--Dacheatbot · Communicate 01:00, 30 April 2006 (UTC)
What timezone are you in? -- Tom 01:19, 30 April 2006 (UTC)
Pacific. But the clock doesn't even appear and now my customized user bar won't work.--Dacheatbot · Communicate 04:37, 30 April 2006 (UTC)
Try this: take every UTC time you see and then subtract seven hours in your head to get the time in your time zone. And when daylight saving time ends later in the year, just remember to switch to subtracting eight hours. -- Tom 06:45, 30 April 2006 (UTC)
I still don't get why the clock won't work--Dacheatbot · Communicate 15:01, 30 April 2006 (UTC)
Works now--Dacheatbot · Communicate 03:40, 1 May 2006 (UTC)

[edit] So, what — just specify a different category?

That was just the best one available, if there is a more appropriate one feel free to switch it out. Ideally I think there should be a video screenshot super category, and have tv, film, vodcast etc subcats, but I am not personally very active in category space. - cohesion 08:11, 28 April 2006 (UTC)

So, what — just specify a different category in the template? — User:ACupOfCoffee@ 16:32, 28 April 2006 (UTC)

See, my issue with that tag is that it was created to be a very general umbrella that fit over a whole bunch of stuff. We know exactly where each one of our screenshots are coming from, namely, an Internet site. We don't have all that other stuff to worry about here. The same arguement can be applied to {{character-artwork}}, sure, the images are character-artwork, but they aren't from a comic book, video game, or animated television program or film, they're from I don't think continuing to use {{web-screenshot}} is a problem. -- Tom 00:40, 30 April 2006 (UTC)
All righty then. I'll go undo the ones I already did. — User:ACupOfCoffee@ 04:33, 1 May 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Homsar: banned on IRC

Hi, Tom. Nice to see you. Sorry to bother you, but I was wondering about Homsar999. He says that he was banned from the IRC channel. He says he was banned because he impersonated Lunar Jesters as a joke. He also says, however, that you and JoeyDay think he impersonated many more people. I usually would have no reason to not trust you and Joey, but Homsar999 has always been nice to me, and he seems to have a good sense of judgment. If you can, can you please elaborate on the situation so I won't have to keep choosing sides between my friends? Thanks a lot. Sincerely, — Seriously (Talk) 22:30, 5 May 2006 (UTC)

Yes, he is banned from the IRC channel. No, he wasn't banned just for impersonating Lunar Jesters. Yes, Joey Day and I know that he impersonated many more users. I don't really care if he has been nice to you or not, and I certainly don't care about your character assessment of him.. -- Tom 02:33, 6 May 2006 (UTC)
That's fine with me. I just wanted to know the info so he'll stop drilling all this stuff into my head about you and JoeyDay being evil and such. I'm really glad that you managed to shed a bit of light on the situation. Thanks so much. — Seriously (Talk) 16:41, 6 May 2006 (UTC)
In your first post you stated that "he seems to have a good sense of judgment." Here you just stated that he drills stuff into your head about myself and Joey being evil. So despite his constant insistence that the two of us are evil, you think he has a good sense of judgement? So you think his assessment that Joey and I are evil is correct? If you don't like us or this website, please feel free to leave. -- Tom 17:22, 6 May 2006 (UTC)
I didn't say that I hated the website, and that I thought he was correct. He just seemed like a nice guy. It was only after you had first replied that I told him about your comment, and it was only then that he called you guys evil. I listened to you and JoeyDay, thus, he went kinda crazy. Now that you've cleared things up, you've also cleared up the fact that he does not have a good sense ogf judgment. — Seriously (Talk) 17:38, 6 May 2006 (UTC)
I did not say that you said that you hated the website. I merely drew logical conclusions based on the information available to me. I knew that you stated that you trusted his judgement and I knew you stated that he insisted that Joey and I were evil. You did not tell me the sequence of events until just now. Also, you led me to believe that he had told you on more than one occasion that Joey and I were evil because you used the word "drilling" which in the way you used it means something done repeatedly over a period of time. I implore you from this moment forward to always think before you type and to not leave out such important information. Do not exclude facts that are relevant to the topic at hand. -- Tom 17:54, 6 May 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Pic on Userpage

If the above topic is finished, I would like to ask, which person are you, the one with the orange top or black sweater? Count X Talk Email

See Image:Mike Chapman and Tom Preuss.jpg. Why do you ask? -- Tom 08:04, 10 May 2006 (UTC)
Seem a little curious. Count X Talk Email 11:56, 10 May 2006 (UTC)
What? Do you mean that I seem a little curious? Or that you are just curious? Or that the image is curious? I know that you are curious because you asked the question. I am curious about why you are curious. The picture isn't curious, it's a picture. I'll ask again: Why did you ask which person I was in the picture? -- Tom 08:48, 11 May 2006 (UTC)
Buh? I was curious. Your question is probably answered!!! Count X Talk Email
Thanks for clearing that up. I wasn't aware that I needed to make the jump from the "Seem a little curious." that you said to the "I was curious." that you meant. -- Tom 21:14, 14 May 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Pic stuff

Thanks for updating the picture there. I should learn some wiki code.--ChrisF talk 20:26, 16 May 2006 (UTC)

You're welcome. -- Tom 20:32, 16 May 2006 (UTC)

[edit] More work needs to be done

Hey Tom, this Wiki is awesome, but their is still a lot that needs to be done. I think you know what I mean. 01:30, 19 May 2006 (UTC)

Thanks. And yeah, the project is always ongoing. -- Tom 02:13, 19 May 2006 (UTC)

[edit] My sig

Hey Tom I was wondering about something. Why did you remove <div class="usermessage"> from here?--H*bad 17:41, 3 June 2006 (UTC)

I did that while I was attempting to fix the problem at User talk:HickleSwoo, where AbdiViklas had used the section edit link to add a note for HickleSwoo, but Abdi was really editing your welcome message (which should really be moved to User:H*bad/welcome, instead of being at User_talk:H*bad/sig). The first thing I did was remove the usermessage div, since it was making Abdi's note bold and orange as well. I didn't add it back because the usermessage class was designed with one purpose in mind and using it for other things makes them look poor, there's much too orange. Also, I ended up fixing the problem by substituting the template, which you should do from now on by typing {{subst:User:H*bad/welcome}}. -- Tom 17:55, 3 June 2006 (UTC)
Ok, thanks Tom.--H*bad 14:04, 5 June 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Help Another Wiki?

Greetings from Wookieepedia, the Star Wars Wiki. :) I'm one of the administrators over there (Jaymach, if you'd like to check) and I have been told by InterruptorJones that you may be able to help us with something we are attempting to implement over there. We're looking into possibly using your "Image Code" verification, but only want to use it for Page Moves rather than every Page Edit. Do you know if this is possible at all and, if it is, is there any chance you could inform us how to do so? Feel free to contact me on my talk page. Many thanks. (I'd sign this, but it'd be from my anon IP so there seems little point)

Hi there Jaymach. I just sent you an email with the details. Oh, and I'm Wookieepedia:User:Tom, by the way. -- Tom 02:09, 6 June 2006 (UTC)

[edit] You have no new messages! Ever!

Hey, Tom! Nice to see you asgain. I'm having some glitchtastic problems at the fanstuff wiki with the "you have new messages" thing. Every time I log in, it says I have new messages. The link is to user talk: Seriously, not Special: Mytalk, so it's definitely not a prank. When I go to my talk page via the link, there's nothing new. I even checked the page history, and its last edit was be me. It's always on the main page, so I viewed the source and it didn't have <div class="usermessage">You have new messages</div> , so I can't see how it could be a prank. Therefore, it must be some kind of glitch. Can you help me out with it, if possible? Thanks a bunch. — Seriously (Talk) 20:05, 6 June 2006 (UTC)

The message can only be cleared by going to either [2] or [3] while you are logged in. Is that what you are doing when you are attempting to clear the message? -- Tom 20:20, 6 June 2006 (UTC)
Hey, sorry for the late reply. Yeah, that's what I've been doing. Every time I do it, it stops. But the weird part is why it said I had new messages in the furst place, because I didn't. — Seriously (Talk) 19:42, 9 June 2006 (UTC)

[edit] JoeyDay's talk page

Tom, that wasn't me. I have been in the bathroom for a while.--H*Bad 21:59, 27 June 2006 (UTC)

H*Bad, if you mess up, then at least have the stones to admit it, apologize, and move on. Don't insult us by lying. We've heard that one before. — It's dot com 22:03, 27 June 2006 (UTC)
Look Dot_com, I don't know what to say. I know I can't prove it, but you know my brother. I have been in the bathroom. I haven't lied for a long time.--H*Bad 22:06, 27 June 2006 (UTC)
Assuming you are telling the truth: you are responsible for what happens during your login session. I might advise you to log out the next time you need to use the facilities. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 22:08, 27 June 2006 (UTC)
Ok, I am sorry, I forgot to log out. I forgot that I had the stay logged in thing on.--H*Bad 22:11, 27 June 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Donation

I'm donating $20 anyway, via paypal - My paypal account is smartflier or gilpenchina. As the leader in the wiki world, we want to be a supporter and enabler, even of those who don't want to host with us. So it's more a pay-it-forward sort of thing...


Thanks Gil. Take care. -- Tom 23:08, 27 June 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Pelican Info

I have some info on the person creating the Pelican S***s.

I've heard of him before on the original wikipedia. He was putting Pelican S*** on many articles. I hope this information helps.

King Cheesia

Yes, see Wikipedia:Wikipedia:Long term abuse/Mr. Pelican Shit for more information. -- Tom 01:45, 4 July 2006 (UTC)

[edit] I left you...

...a message on your fanstuff talk page. --Y2K (15px-Crystal_Clear_app_xchat.png15px-Crystal_Clear_app_kedit.png15px-Crystal_Clear_app_email.png) 04:39, 7 July 2006 (UTC)

Yup. -- Tom 05:14, 7 July 2006 (UTC)

[edit] WikiTroll

Hey Tom, I want to understand something here. Why did you revert me? This page exists.--H*Bad 00:40, 12 July 2006 (UTC)

I didn't say the archive didn't exist. The message reads "It is no longer necessary to list vandals on this page" you added "This is the page: HRWiki:WikiTroll Archive" to that. HRWiki:WikiTroll Archive is not the page for listing vandals. There no longer is a page for listing vandals. It's been linked to on the talk page, that's enough. -- Tom 00:44, 12 July 2006 (UTC)
Thank you for clearing that up for me.--H*Bad 00:48, 12 July 2006 (UTC)

[edit] User wanted pages

Hey Tom, I have been thinking of ways to get the user pages off of the wanted pages. So I thought about putting a template on all of them. I am sure that a bot can do that right?--H*Bad 02:24, 13 July 2006 (UTC)

There's no need to remove user pages from the list of wanted pages. Also, not only has this been turned down by the community before (someone back in March 2005 created a "Template:Blank user page" that included a "Category:User pages without content"), but it would mean that someone would be editing someone else's user page, which is frowned upon. -- Tom 17:59, 13 July 2006 (UTC)

[edit] My Monobook.js

Hey Tom, I was wondering if you knew what would be wrong with my monobook.js. I can't seem to get it to work.--H*Bad 03:50, 14 July 2006 (UTC)

I have no idea what is wrong with it. Perhaps you could elaborate on what you mean by "wrong"? -- Tom 03:52, 14 July 2006 (UTC)
Its not showing up and I have cleared by cache a lot of times.--H*Bad 03:53, 14 July 2006 (UTC)
What's not showing up? What are you trying to do? Did you get this code from somewhere else? -- Tom 03:55, 14 July 2006 (UTC)
1. The names under the tools box. 2. Make it faster for me to alert the admins in case of a troll. 3. I took all of it off of the fanstuff Wiki.--H*Bad 03:57, 14 July 2006 (UTC)
Is it from a particluar page on the fanstuff wiki? Perhaps you could provide a link to where you got it from? -- Tom 04:01, 14 July 2006 (UTC)
It came from my monobook.js on the wiki. Here is the link: my HRFWiki monobook. The only difference is, just some links and the names changed.--H*Bad 04:04, 14 July 2006 (UTC)
And have you tried comparing the fanstuff version (that works) to the knowledge base (that currently doesn't work)? Of those things that you mentioned that are different, is anything out of place or formatted incorrectly? -- Tom 04:08, 14 July 2006 (UTC)
It doesn't appear so. I did forget another difference, but thats only the words in the /* */. But just in case I will look again.--H*Bad 04:10, 14 July 2006 (UTC)

By the way, please don't post on my talk page when there's a vandal. Posts like that are obsolete almost the minute you put them there. If I'm online, I either already know or can be reached in other ways. I would wager the other users in that list would feel the same way (especially Joey, who has entrusted the vast majority of vandal hunting to a very competent and numerous group of sysops). — It's dot com 04:14, 14 July 2006 (UTC)

Yes, please don't post on my talk page when there's a vandal either, for the same reasons. And to find your problem, it might help if you copied the text from here and pasted it over your fanstuff code and used the "Show changes" button. -- Tom 04:16, 14 July 2006 (UTC)
Ok, I will change it from your names. And I will try copying it. Instead I will just get rid of it. I just thought of it, what would be the point of alerting a sysop, when they may not even be on, plus the fact of what It's dot com said.--H*Bad 04:19, 14 July 2006 (UTC)
Okay. But for future reference, in order to fix your problem, make sure you're typing everything exactly how it would appear in a URL. -- Tom 04:37, 14 July 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Naughty

Hey Tom, I cursed in a [summary], and have been told that some users might find it offensive. I certainly don't want to offend anybody. Would you be able to remove that naughty word from the summary? I'd really appreciate that :-)  Loafing 05:20, 18 July 2006 (UTC)

Yeah, don't stress about it. It's okay. I'm not going to remove it or change it, just try to keep it in check in the future. -- Tom 07:23, 18 July 2006 (UTC)
Cheers, I will.  Loafing 07:25, 18 July 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Fanstuff IRC

Why on Earth did you kick me out? I wasn't even doing anything. --Yeltensic

You've been banned from the HRWiki related IRC channels. -- Tom 01:21, 1 August 2006 (UTC)
Ah. I was under the impression that I'd been banned only from the main channel, since that was the only one where my IP was blocked. Not to mention it was the only one where I listed things, and when you kicked me out of the fanstuff IRC (which I had never even been to), I was, as you saw, not listing things. -- Yeltensic

[edit] Mediawiki

Hey tom, Sorry to bother - I saw you wanted me to upgrade my wiki. I tried, but I couldn't get it to work. I'm a guitar player first...just remember that.

I'll look into that CSS thing again, I'd really like to get that rockin - but when I update mediawiki can I just save the database, delete the site - and reinstall it or what? Decstuff (Talk | contribs) 13:44, 20 August 2006 (UTC) (left unsigned)

Instructions for upgrading are in your upgrade file. Again, you should read the MediaWiki documentation to better understand the software, for instance the page on Upgrading MediaWiki could be of some help. If you have further questions, it might be best to take them right to the mediawiki-l mailing list. -- Tom 04:58, 21 August 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Recover forum account

My account at the forum is inactive. I think I registered a long time ago but never actually posted there. (only here on the wiki) So now, I can't post on the forum at all, and can't recover my password or re-register with the same email address or anything. My username there is "Nerd42" and my email is - if you could pass that along to whoever is in charge there or whatever to help me get this fixed so I can post there, I would very much appreciate it. Thank you! --NERD42  email  talk   h²g²  pedia  uncyc  20:05, 4 October 2006 (UTC)

I have marked your account as active. Enjoy! — It's dot com 20:22, 4 October 2006 (UTC)
Hey cool! :) Evidently, it worked. --NERD42  email  talk   h²g²  pedia  uncyc  21:50, 4 October 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Oh!!! Sorry!

Oh! I'm sorry Tom! I didn't know about that protocol! Sorry about all those pointless Beatles links!!! (Oops!) kai lyn 17:43, 18 December 2006 (UTC)

There's no need to apologize. -- Tom 17:48, 18 December 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Latest NES Ending

Hey great work here — I'm impressed at how fast you identified a pretty obscure game. How did you find it? Trey56 09:35, 20 December 2006 (UTC)

Hidden camera in your house. But seriously, something like:
  1. Figure out what the text said ("Bravo, Captain! You obviously didn't take history in school: you managed to defeat the north in 9 months. Long live Dixie!")
  2. No luck Googleing variants of that text.
  3. Searched for something like "Civil War" NES, possibly trying a few variants.
  4. Saw North and South in the results and remembered it. Still wanted a visual confirmation though.
  5. Did more searching and found this image and this image, which were close enough to visual confirmation.
After that, just the typical looking around for Civil War stuff around here. Thanks again for the greatest trivia game on the wiki! -- Tom 14:30, 20 December 2006 (UTC)
No problem, it's a lot of fun on my end too — by the way, the first image up there is from a very reputable seller on eBay — one of the few Power Sellers of NES games I've had good experiences with! Trey56 16:06, 20 December 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Blocking of Giskard

Recently, Giskard contacted me saying that he was blocked when H*Bad was and that nobody, specifically you, was listening. Could I have some clarifications on this before I jump to any conclusions? - Super Sam 05:03, 21 December 2006 (UTC)

H*Bad and Giskard share, at the very least, an IP. A consequence of blocking H*Bad is that the computer he uses cannot then be used for access, no matter who uses it. — It's dot com 05:09, 21 December 2006 (UTC)
Yes well apparently I am now not autoblocked. But, I sent you a message at the Forum. If you could feel so inclined as to message me back. Thanks, --Giskard [sockpuppet of H*Bad] 05:48, 22 December 2006 (UTC)
And by feeling so inclined, that's a nice way of saying now answer. Thanks bye, --Giskard [sockpuppet of H*Bad] 04:18, 29 December 2006 (UTC)
I'm sorry, I don't understand. Could you please clarify? -- Tom 04:27, 29 December 2006 (UTC)
That's ok, I understand that you have a lot of stuff going on. So early this week I believe, I sent you a message on the HRWiki forum. I hope that clears things up.--Giskard [sockpuppet of H*Bad] 04:29, 29 December 2006 (UTC)
If you have a question for me about the wiki, please ask it here. -- Tom 04:45, 29 December 2006 (UTC)
It was about me being blocked on IRC.--Giskard [sockpuppet of H*Bad] 04:47, 29 December 2006 (UTC)
Again, since you and H*Bad share, at the very least, an IP, a consequence of blocking H*Bad is that the computer he uses cannot then be used for access, no matter who uses it. -- Tom 04:54, 29 December 2006 (UTC)
Yes, but can you unban me on a provisional basis?--Giskard [sockpuppet of H*Bad] 04:56, 29 December 2006 (UTC)
You've already been told twice in this section that it's not possible. Please stop bothering Tom with this. Loafing 05:09, 29 December 2006 (UTC)
Oh, well, I am unblocked now.--H*Bad 13:20, 11 January 2007 (UTC)
Since you want so much to get back on our good graces, my advice to you is to leave the past behind. Stop bringing it up. It's almost like you want us to remember what you did in the past. Move on. Be a good user and avoid pointless edits that serve no purpose like the one you just did above. I R F 13:45, 11 January 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Question

Is there any particular reason why I was re-banned from IRC? If I'm not mistaken, all I did my last time there (after, apparently, having been un-banned at some point) was describe an odd dream I had had in which (among other things) Nazi troops goose-stepped through my college campus. --Gowbda 03:42, 29 December 2006 (UTC)

Nope, nothing has changed. There apparently was a brief hiccup in the freenode network. -- Tom 03:59, 29 December 2006 (UTC)
Ah. Well then, could I perhaps be unbanned? Seeing that, during the time when I was effectively unbanned, I did nothing more trollish than describing the aforesaid dream. Oh, and plug a new wiki I started, that too. --Gowbda 06:25, 29 December 2006 (UTC)
Nothing has changed, nor is it due to be. — It's dot com 06:33, 29 December 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Help out

Hey, I'm thinking about creating a new page, but I don't know what to call it and I don't know all of its info. The page will be about interuppted names Strong Bad usually starts sounding out before getting interrupted by someone. Such as in bottom 10: He says, "and the number one spot in my bottom 10 is... Th--" and then gets interrupted. Please help out. I am sending this to all sysops. --TheYellowDart(t/c)

Theyellowdart, this is spam. Do not do it again. -- Tom 21:32, 31 December 2006 (UTC)
I won't. I didn't know at the time. --TheYellowDart(t/c) I don't take it as spam, but a mistake.

[edit] IRC

What the hell is your problem, Tom? --Yelt

We've been through this several times now. You've been banned from the HRWiki related IRC channels. -- Tom 21:37, 2 January 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Why?

Hey Tom, In reference to this edit, what is your thought process behind leaving it as {{tick}}? I thought that by making it static instead of dynamic, it put less load on the server much in the same way that subst does. Can you explain? I R F 12:57, 11 January 2007 (UTC)

For that series of templates, the wikicode looks much cleaner to leave them as {{tick}}, {{todo}}, and {{done}}, and server load isn't really an issue for us like it is for Wikipedia (otherwise we wouldn't allow templates to be used as signatures). — It's dot com 15:36, 11 January 2007 (UTC)
In addition to that, I had thought your reason for changing them to the new PNG was a way of clearing the filelist for wiki_tick.GIF, which only had User:Stux/PECLT on it the last time I checked. That's why my edit summary talked about purging and dummy editing, since the PNG had already replaced the GIF in {{tick}} but still hadn't show up on that page as such. -- Tom 19:59, 11 January 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Line break in subtitles

Why did you remove the <br /> tags in Subtitles:sbemail56/nl? It made the subtitles look less chaotic. --Pdedecker 12:31, 7 February 2007 (UTC)

I took them out because they weren't in the English language version of the subtitles and I'm not familiar with that formatting being used in any of the other subtitles. I did this because it is my understanding that subtitles aren't meant to convey formatting, only words and the associated properties (speaker, volume, voiceover, sfx) of those words. -- Tom 17:00, 7 February 2007 (UTC)
Have you ever seen a television program with subtitles? They do this stuff all the time because it makes the subs easier to read. :) (PS: feel free to remove these links as soon as you've seen them; I can understand that you don't want links to copyrighted material on this wiki.) --Pdedecker 19:16, 7 February 2007 (UTC)
I don't see any text on the show there that's being translated into another language with the formatting of the subtitles being formatted the same as the different language text. I see text on two lines. I don't know if the second line is that way because of it being spoken by a different speaker than the first (we break lines for that reason here) or if the line break naturally occurred at that point because of the width of the screen (we also do that here). I know text can occur on two lines, sure, but (it's my understanding that) subtitles aren't meant to convey the formatting of text. -- Tom 03:04, 8 February 2007 (UTC)
In my not-so expert opinion: normally subtitles don't need to convey formatting, since they represent spoken dialogue (though like you said, they can be separated in order to diferrentiate speakers), however typed text is handled a little differently. Since the original artwork generally can assume the viewer can read in their native language, that text is of course translated. Short items, like titles and such, fit in one line, however larger amounts of text is often laid out in the same format that the original text is presented. This is often the case in some Anime titles when newspapers or multi-line signs are presented. There really are no "rules" against it. --Stux 11:29, 8 February 2007 (UTC)
(quote) or if the line break naturally occurred at that point because of the width of the screen (unquote)
Yup, that's what I was referring to. In this case, I think the subtitles should not exceed the width of the Flash movie or they will look chaotic. Do you think that's a good idea? --Pdedecker 15:28, 8 February 2007 (UTC)
No, that simply wouldn't work. Not everyone has the same size screen or views the toon in the same size window. Since the script resizes the toon according to those factors, it's not practical to attempt to format the subtitles like you describe. That's not to say that there shouldn't be gobs and gobs of text on the screen at once, but that's why we have guidelines for breaking up the text. -- Tom 22:38, 8 February 2007 (UTC)
The preferrable way, as Tom alluded to, for breaking up text into more manageable pieces in a subtitle here is to introduce a new line. Some existing subtitles aren't terribly well broken up, in my opinion, and I see no reason not to improve the line breaks as is warranted in translation. But line breaks, unless actually required for semantic context, aren't needed. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 22:46, 8 February 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Looking for a little bit of help

You're an Administrator here right? Okay, so I was wondering how I was supposed to be able to get onto the IRC thing... can you help?--The Shadow 23:23, 5 March 2007 (UTC)

See Help:IRC and HRWiki:IRC channel. Cheers and good luck. — It's dot com 23:32, 5 March 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Fanstuff main page

Hey there, unable to connect to IRC. :( Is there an easily visible way for the Fanstuffers to access their main page? We don't want them to get frustrated. —BazookaJoe 06:56, 1 April 2007 (UTC)

Fixed, thanks. -- Tom 07:05, 1 April 2007 (UTC)

[edit] IRC

Why did you block me from IRC? TheThin 22:45, 19 April 2007 (UTC)

The Thing, should I post a log from the channel? And we all know that you weren't really having problems. I could post the log with a running commentary of indications that you could see us talking if you like. DeFender1031 22:47, 19 April 2007 (UTC)
The thing, I was told you were being disruptive, so I banned you. -- Tom 23:04, 19 April 2007 (UTC)
I wasn't being disruptive. My other account really wasn't working so I signed out of it. I sorry for that even though I did nothing. TheThin 23:31, 19 April 2007 (UTC)
This is disruptive:
Apr 19 18:21:03 * The_thing ( has joined #hrwiki Apr 19 18:21:23 <The_thing> Hello? Apr 19 18:21:45 <DeFender1031> hi? Apr 19 18:21:52 <The_thing> The_Mu[away]? Apr 19 18:22:01 <The_thing> borg? Apr 19 18:22:14 <borg> may i help you? [snip] Apr 19 18:28:06 * The_thing has quit ("ChatZilla 0.9.78 [Firefox]" ) [snip] Apr 19 18:28:32 * The_thing ( has joined #hrwiki [snip] Apr 19 18:29:53 <The_thing> H E L L O ? Apr 19 18:29:56 <DeFender1031> i wasn't asking about his nick Apr 19 18:29:57 <The_thing> H Apr 19 18:29:59 <The_thing> E Apr 19 18:30:00 <The_thing> L Apr 19 18:30:02 <The_thing> L Apr 19 18:30:03 <The_thing> O Apr 19 18:30:05 <The_thing> ? Apr 19 18:30:11 <Loaf|uni> stop flooding [snip] Apr 19 18:32:02 <The_thing> PLEASE ANSWER ME! Apr 19 18:32:13 <Heimstern> The_thing, you keep saying "Hello", and then you don't say what you
want from us. There's no point to that. Make conversation or don't, but don't just fill the channel with
random messages. Apr 19 18:32:14 <The_thing> I know someones there. Apr 19 18:32:17 <DeFender1031> The_thing, if you're pretending, it's not funny Apr 19 18:32:23 <The_thing> I'll wait all day. [snip] Apr 19 18:33:02 <The_thing> and the next day... next day.. so on [snip] Apr 19 18:33:55 <Heimstern> The_thing, you're being disruptive. If you keep it up I'll talk to an op
about having you kicked. Apr 19 18:34:20 * Anon9176 ( has joined #hrwiki Apr 19 18:34:28 <Anon9176> Hello? Apr 19 18:34:30 <DeFender1031> Heimstern, i thout YOU were an op Apr 19 18:34:34 <DeFender1031> hell Anon9176 Apr 19 18:34:52 <Anon9176> ... Apr 19 18:35:00 <DeFender1031> also known as The_thing's sockpuppet Apr 19 18:35:01 <Anon9176> this is The thing Apr 19 18:35:08 <DeFender1031> yeah i got that Apr 19 18:35:13 <DeFender1031> stop it Apr 19 18:35:16 <DeFender1031> it's not funny Apr 19 18:35:21 <DeFender1031> it's disruptive Apr 19 18:35:22 <Anon9176> sorry. Apr 19 18:35:25 <Falanalanel> I thought anyone could do a kick Apr 19 18:35:30 <DeFender1031> and it'll get you kicked Apr 19 18:35:32 <Anon9176> My other account isn't working Apr 19 18:35:34 <DeFender1031> Falanalanel, no, only ops Apr 19 18:35:39 <DeFender1031> it's working fine Apr 19 18:35:42 <Falanalanel> I see Apr 19 18:35:43 * The_thing has quit ("ChatZilla 0.9.78 [Firefox]" ) Apr 19 18:35:48 <Loaf|uni> if anyone could kick people, there's be nobody in here =3 Apr 19 18:35:49 <Anon9176> there Apr 19 18:35:53 <DeFender1031> Anon9176, we could see everything Apr 19 18:36:05 * ChanServ gives channel operator status to Tom39Away Apr 19 18:36:11 <DeFender1031> and i know you could too Apr 19 18:36:16 * Tom39Away sets ban on *!* Apr 19 18:36:18 * Tom39Away has kicked Anon9176 from #hrwiki (Tom39Away)
Don't do it again. -- Tom 00:10, 20 April 2007 (UTC)
I swear I could not see what they were saying. TheThin 01:06, 20 April 2007 (UTC)
I didn't say anything about if you could or couldn't see anything. I said what you did was disruptive. -- Tom 01:08, 20 April 2007 (UTC)
Sorry, I won't do it again. TheThin 21:06, 20 April 2007 (UTC)
Can you please unban me? It was just a simple mistake. sorry. TheThin 21:07, 20 April 2007 (UTC)
Sure. Let this be your serve as both your final warning and your final chance. -- Tom 21:49, 20 April 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Nintendo Wiz!

Wow! You really know your nintendo. Have you ever thought about working for Nintendo? User talk:Sam the Man Sam the Man 21:47, 14 May 2007 (UTC)

[edit] I think I want to say this to you too, about the recent NES ending at Trey56

And to think I read about that spinoff game once on Wikipedia. Guess I'm still not familiar with NES games. --Addict 2006 21:26, 13 May 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Heylo!

To Whom It May Concern,

Hello! My name is RelentlessRecusant, and I am a bureaucrat on Halo Fan Fiction Wikia. I know you're one of the top dogs around here and you don't have much time, so I'll make this brief. ;-)

I've been working with H*Bad closely for four months on Halo Fanon Wikia. The night HF Wikia was created by my request, I immediately made H*Bad a co-bureaucrat along with me, because I know from reputation that he is a trustable individual. Recently, he has been conferring with me about his block from HR Wiki, and based on his conversation, I feel individually compelled to seek you out and speak to you on his behalf.

In my months working with him, he has been a dedicated and trustworthy individual even in an administrative position, and recently he has been speaking to me that his block at HR Wiki has been haunting him or one another. I feel that it is unreasonable for a block to cause such guilt in a's pretty painful to see my fellow Bureaucrat say that. ;-)

You can message me back at my talk page or email me at, sir.

Later!! ;-)


RelentlessRecusant 21:26, 20 June 2007 (UTC)

If Chris's block is haunting him, then that's too bad. It's certainly not haunting us. In fact, we don't even think about it anymore. He was given numerous (half a dozen or more) chances to get his act together, until he finally used up his last chance. We're done with that whole mess. He should let it go, too. — It's dot com 22:15, 20 June 2007 (UTC)
RR, there seems to be a recent trend that some of the rather nasty vandals use their more civil personas to ask others to plead their "case" on this wiki. I'm sorry to read that you've been the latest one to be used by one of them. I also have to say that it's hardly good form to create an account at a wiki simply to talk about a long forgotten vandal, and I hope that this was not your motivation. Loafing 00:26, 21 June 2007 (UTC)
Hey, thanks for your reply! I'll tell HBad your response, although I still think it's rather unfortunate...I've been working with him for 4 months, I think it's hard for a "civil persona" to continue for that long, but thanks anyways! Nighty-night! ;-) Cheers, RelentlessRecusant 03:43, 21 June 2007 (UTC)
Yes, I agree that they're more civil when pleading their "cases," but IMO, H*Bad is ALWAYS more civil, an' stuff... just thought I'd say that. =D 05:40, 7 July 2007 (UTC)
This is a dead issue. You don't need to comment here anymore. — It's dot com 01:00, 10 July 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Uh can you delete my old account

I made a new one before I new you could change usernames could you balete it The account is Vile.exe the password is Hades Zorc 15:42, 27 June 2007 (UTC) P.S. Loafin' was a jerk about and I know your more lenient.:)

I'll let Tom answer your question about your account, but please be civil and don't call people jerks, Zorc. Heimstern Läufer 16:15, 27 June 2007 (UTC)
Removal of user accounts: Once created, user accounts will not be removed. It may be possible for a developer to change the username on an account, but you will need to request this yourself. The Wiki does not guarantee that a name will be changed on request. -- Tom 04:54, 28 June 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Keep up the good work

For both you and Dot com: Keep up all the good work you do here keeping us up-to-date with new versions of MediaWiki and generally keeping this site running. It's really appreciated. Heimstern Läufer 07:06, 19 November 2007 (UTC)

You're welcome! -- Tom 02:32, 20 November 2007 (UTC)
Also, congrats on reaching your 200th birthday... err, talk page thread. Heimstern Läufer 04:01, 20 November 2007 (UTC)
Happy bicentalkemail! —BazookaJoe 04:30, 20 November 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Your donations

i was reading the donation log and saw your name in there a lot. i was wondering exactly how much money have you donated to hrwiki. p.s. we are in debt. Slipknot6477 01:23, 6 December 2007 (UTC)

I'm sure it'd be a fun and much more rewarding exercise to add up the amounts yourself. -- Tom 02:11, 6 December 2007 (UTC)
$955.80. WoW. now i see why they say you keep us all running. we would be in debt by over 1000 bucks. Slipknot6477 02:18, 6 December 2007 (UTC)
995.8 > 1000? That's not what I learned in school... — Defender1031*Talk 02:22, 6 December 2007 (UTC)

check the money ledger. it says we are in debt by about 100 bucks. Slipknot6477 02:23, 6 December 2007 (UTC)

Ooooohhhhh..... (995.8 + 100 > 1000) IS what i remember learning in school... — Defender1031*Talk 02:25, 6 December 2007 (UTC)
Slipknot6477: Check it again. Read the note at the top, where Joey explains that we are not. Also, your maths are slightly off. — It's dot com 02:25, 6 December 2007 (UTC)
we would still be in debt. Slipknot6477 02:58, 6 December 2007 (UTC)
Try this page. That way you don't have add it up. Shwoo 03:00, 6 December 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Excuse me??

Is it really "legal" on this site for you to delete my personal message to another user on their talk page? That seems incredibly petty and... well... Wrong. ☮y P … "Biscuitheads!" … 03:24, 11 December 2007 (UTC)

Tom removed your message because the username you suggested was not acceptable. I would ask you to please be careful with the accusations here: Tom doesn't just remove messages for fun. In this case, he did it so as not to lead a new user astray and to enforce our policies. Heimstern Läufer 03:35, 11 December 2007 (UTC)
Well, I mean you're supposing the reason was that it wasn't acceptable. In that case a response of "That one's also not acceptable" would be good instead of deleting it. I don't know, maybe I'm too used to other wikis where you can converse with other people without someone editing you. I don't see what's wrong with "Chat Mappman", of course - but really it was just an ice breaker with a new user. I'm very careful with my accusations. You don't get to be the best guest rapper in the music biz by saying things you don't believe! ... Well actualy, I guess you do. But that's beside the point. O_o ☮y P … "Biscuitheads!" … 03:39, 11 December 2007 (UTC)
Well, if you're used to other things on other wikis, then I can understand how you would feel taken aback. I see you had good intentions, and so did Tom. I personally like your style; I suppose you can become best guest rapper on this wiki, at least, for saying what you do believe. Sorry for the misunderstanding. —BazookaJoe 04:01, 11 December 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Name?

You might be the right person to comment here. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 08:12, 5 January 2008 (UTC)

Replied. -- Tom 08:46, 5 January 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Founder Question

Are you the founder of the wiki?

--Scorched Yoshi 21:47, 24 February 2008 (UTC)

Tom is one of our developers; the founder of the wiki is JoeyDay. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 22:16, 24 February 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Blue shirt photo

Thought you'd get a kick out of yet another portrait photo of me in a blue dress shirt and tie. I only have one blue shirt, and I swear I don't wear it more than about once every other month. This particular portrait was taken at WGU faculty meetings, and was completely impromptu. I had no idea I would be getting my picture taken that day. Go figure. — wikisig.gif Joey (talk·edits) 00:52, 29 February 2008 (UTC)

Sorry, it's not showing up for me. "You don't have permission to access /o6/67/755067/1/93021034.9CBkniMm.DayJoey_MG_3487.jpg on this server." -- Tom 00:54, 29 February 2008 (UTC)
Try this instead. — wikisig.gif Joey (talk·edits) 04:07, 29 February 2008 (UTC)
Nope, different tie. See joey2003.png and 5821811 for the usual one. -- Tom 04:12, 29 February 2008 (UTC)
Ah, you're right about the tie. A sharp eye would notice that it's also a different blue shirt (my old one wore out so I bought a similar one to replace it). This one doesn't have the button-down collar. — wikisig.gif Joey (talk·edits) 04:16, 29 February 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Duck Guardian and TROGDOR! Wii mirrors.

Hey Tom, you might have heard of this plan so I'm asking you, could you upload and mirror those 2 Wii games? I have the flash files so it's ready to go. You can download them here. --Darkangel Get offa me! 20:41, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

Done. See Mirror:trogdor_vii.html and Mirror:duck_guardian_vii.html. -- Tom 04:32, 1 April 2008 (UTC)
And I added the mirror links to their respective pages, thanks Tom! --Darkangel Get offa me! 01:54, 3 April 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Pokemon Fanstuff Wiki

Some guy with the same name as you made this wiki. Is that you or some other guy? JCM 13:49, 31 July 2008 (UTC)

Some other guy. -- Tom 15:02, 31 July 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Name Change

Could you change my user name to Raiku? Its going to be my last username ever. I am going to keep it. Raiku

You should follow the instructions on HRWiki:Changing username. You should also note that these instructions do not include pestering me on my talk page, making three edits in the span of one minute to my talk page, or making edits without edit summaries. -- Tom 23:21, 18 September 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Unfair IRC ban

Tom, Explain this:

<HSB150> tom? 
<HSB150> did you let me back in? 
<HSB150> if so, and that's why you have ops, thank you very much 
<HSB150> i still don't know what i did anyway 
<HSB150> what'd i do this time? 
<HSB150> say hi>? 
<HSB150> thank you for letting me back in? 
<HSB150> i know you're there 
<HSB150> you just banned me 
<Tom39Away> Hello. 
<HSB150> hi 
<HSB150> why was i banned now? 
<Tom39Away> You are still banned, this isn't a new ban.  This was just another instance of a hostmask you were logged in as needed to be banned. 
<HSB150> o_O 
<HSB150> wait 
<HSB150> so you never let me back in? 
<HSB150> it broke? 
<HSB150> why was i even banned in the first place? 
<Tom39Away> Read what I'm saying.  You logged in under a different hostmask. 
<Tom39Away> You are banned because you're really annoying. 
<HSB150> :O 
<HSB150> ok 
<HSB150> 2 problems: 
<HSB150> 1) you can't ban me for being annoying.  that's not an offense.  show me where it says in sysop rule book you can ban for that 
<Tom39Away> This isn't the wiki. 
<HSB150> and 2) i'm in the same computer, so how is it another hostmask?  
<HSB150> some comp, same router, same everything
<Tom39Away> No idea.  It happens sometimes. 
<HSB150> sure it does 
<HSB150> hey, here's an idea: stop screwing with me 
<Tom39Away> Ah, course language.  That certainly doesn't bode well in a discussion with the person that controls your fate. 
<HSB150> let me back in because i did nothing.   
<HSB150> at all 
<HSB150> ever
<HSB150> please 
<Tom39Away> We've been over that. 
<HSB150> what? 
<Tom39Away> You were banned because you're annoying. 
<HSB150> and? 
<Tom39Away> That's it. 
<HSB150> a lot of others are annying,. too 
<Tom39Away> Sure.  But you stood out. 
<Tom39Away> You set yourself apart. 
<HSB150> -_- 
<HSB150> exactly 
<HSB150> i talked 
<Tom39Away> No, for being most annoying. 
<HSB150> that;'s all i really do different regularly
<Tom39Away> Take a look at 
<Tom39Away> Have you ever done any of those things? 
<HSB150> Don't post text that is more than 5 lines long 
<Tom39Away> Have you done that? 
<HSB150> just that and it wasn't on a channel you were freaking even on 
<HSB150> ond once 
<Tom39Away> What about flooding? 
<HSB150> *and 
<HSB150> not often, and again, not here nearly as much as at private chans with friends 
<HSB150> and  
<HSB150> not 
<HSB150> like 
<HSB150> this 
<HSB150> nit like, a line a word 
<HSB150> more like this right now 
<Tom39Away> You should note that being annoying in personal conversations with me doesn't help you. 
<Tom39Away> Well, I'm sure you can see what's in italics at the beginning of that section. 
<HSB150> it wasn't on there
<Tom39Away> I'm referring to the text that says "Failing to comply with the below guidelines may result in a channel kick or ban." 
<HSB150> yeah 
<HSB150> it wasn't on a channel with you 
<HSB150> and i only flooded, like 3 weeks ago on there 
<Tom39Away> No, you've done it in #hrwiki and #hrwiki-fanstuff. 
<HSB150> and that's as far as i remember

MichaelXX2 (talk • contribs) 00:31, 28 December 2008 (left unsigned)

You should really try reading that conversation over again. It fully explains why he was banned. And I'm surprised you actually expect me to give you further explanation here, especially when the user in question has been blocked from editing the wiki in the past, and especially not to a user that has been blocked from editing the wiki three times in the past. -- Tom 05:20, 28 December 2008 (UTC)
Because he's annoying?! What kind of reason is that? And you just really know how to hurt a guy's feelings, don't you?! MichaelXX2 mail_icon.gif link_icon.gif 05:54, 28 December 2008 (UTC)
When interacting with people, one should do their best to act in a manner conducive to a situation where those other people would want to participate. Or, don't be annoying. It's a very basic rule of conversation, you should try it some time. As for feelings, I'm not exactly sure why my using your previous actions as a character assessment should hurt them, as they were your actions. I had nothing to do with them. -- Tom 06:02, 28 December 2008 (UTC)
what are you talking about? you know you hurt my feelings. i'm sure i stated that at least once to someone. and another thing, hrwiki has guidelines for their channels. it doesn't list being annoying as a banable offense. just because you can freaking have ops doesn't mean you can abuse them. HSB150Homsarstrongbad150Homestar Runner!! 06:29, 28 December 2008 (UTC)
How I would I know I hurt your feelings? You didn't tell me I hurt your feelings. MichaelXX2 said I hurt "a guy's" feelings, which I took to mean his feelings, as he would be the one who would be feeling them. Was I supposed to think that he had an insight into what you were feeling? Or this one time you supposedly mentioned it to someone, was I supposed to seek out that person and have them tell me about your feelings? Regardless, my reply to that, as you can see, was that I was simply using his previous actions as a character assessment. Those were his actions, he's the one who chose to act that way. Why would bringing up actions of his (or apparently now yours as well) hurt his (or your) feelings? I didn't make him (or you) act that way. -- Tom 06:41, 28 December 2008 (UTC)

Allow me to share some thoughts. Sure, there are guidelines to behavior in IRC. And there are sysop-types who monitor to be sure the spirit of behavior and decorum are preserved. However, you never signed a contract and you basically get no guarantees whatsoever. There is no stopping a person with priv1leges from acting against another user for any reason, if no other users with power object (both actual power in the system as well as influence). And when a user begins to be viewed by many as a nuisance, they actually often hope for someone to "think outside the box" and make a bold decision. I've been in countless online forums, and in each one there's been users we all wanted gone. Those managing the forum were always patient, but in the end it comes down to the forum itself being more important than the individual. The trick, if there is one, is don't be the guy everyone is so sick of they don't care if the agreed-upon rules are skirted to eliminate you. If things one does lead to that perception, deserved or otherwise, simply stop doing these things. Now, of course, I have never to my knowledge been on IRC with you or anyone mentioned above (except Tom, of course) so don't take any of this personally as I cannot possibly mean it as such. But do think about what I said here. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 08:47, 28 December 2008 (UTC)

I agree with Qermaq. Sysops on this wiki and associated places are usually more lenient than other users want them to be. And their decisions are also visible to the other sysops. If a decision is controversial, it is discussed. A decision that has not been reversed after someone brought up that it might have been wrong is highly unlikely to be reversed, as the sysops agree that it was in good judgement. There are clear rules on policies on which behaviour is acceptable for this wiki and for the IRC channel. All sysop decisions are based on these. I would also like to add that I'm highly annoyed at the tone of MichaelXX2 and Homsarstrongbad150. There is no need to be confrontational about this, and there is definitely no need to claim that Tom - or any of us - has abused their power. Sysops don't live out their little power fantasies, they invest a lot of time and effort into helping the community and making the wiki (and the IRC) a better place. If you find that a sysop goes as far as blocking you, then you should ask yourself what you did to make the community a worse place, not abuse the sysop. Loafing 09:37, 28 December 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Brand of Skin mirror

Hey. A new Thorax secret page was found and added to the Secret Pages article - A video for Folk Implosion. The video is right now linked to from The Internet Archive, and It'll be a shame if it were deleted some day. Can you upload it to the wiki, so we can link to a local mirror? Elcool (talk)(contribs) 17:48, 25 October 2009 (UTC)

Added at Mirror:brandofskin.html. -- Tom 18:46, 25 October 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Why do you still do this?

Really though, why are you still doing this?

See It's dot com's reply. -- Tom 21:08, 12 December 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Notes from Druelselstein X2000

Hello, Tom!

Why don't you talk to Maudi Algabban anymore?

Please, email me at for more information.

--Druelselstein X2000 18:21, 16 April 2010 (UTC)

[edit] Hey there

Hey Tom. (That's my name as well!) How's it been going? RickTommy (edits) 06:33, 31 May 2010 (UTC)

Why would you ask me that? Do I know you from somewhere? Besides me knowing that you're that guy that has been told repeatedly to stop pestering people with questions, I have no idea who you are, and I have no particular interest in telling you how it's been going. -- Tom 08:00, 31 May 2010 (UTC)

[edit] Hey

I think it's high time you archived your talk page. I mean, this is the 214th post! -- Still Homsar 09:44, 6 June 2010 (UTC)

I'm certain that goading him while at the same time adding to the problem will inspire him to do it. — It's dot com 16:33, 6 June 2010 (UTC)

[edit] Proprietor

Just letting you know, you have been given proprietor privileges. If you have any questions, never hesitate to ask. Thanks. -- It's dot com 19:32, 15 November 2010 (UTC)

Thanks. But I've never been too keen on that name. I like Benevolent Dictator For Life myself. -- Tom 03:56, 16 November 2010 (UTC)
I, for one, welcome our new wiki overlord. Congrats! Loafing 19:15, 16 November 2010 (UTC)

[edit] Second notes from Maudi Algabban

Hi again, Tom!

I am wondering right now, why don't you talk to me anymore? I used to be your friend on, right? We should talk more about Homestar Runner!

--Maudi Algabban 05:13, 2 September 2012 (UTC)

[edit] Interwiki for Kitkorp mirror

Do you think it would be a good idea to add an interwiki link for the Kitkorp version of h*, I think maybe [[kitkorp:$1]] for example would be good. Dagoth 11:13, 14 January 2013 (UTC)

I don't really think that's necessary. -- Tom 12:40, 14 January 2013 (UTC)

[edit] Was that fix for email password reset one-time/temporary?

Cause I need to use it agian; I tried it twice (once yesterday once today) and neither time it sent me the password forget (yes I am the SuperbowserX). If it's temporary can you refix it?

The email system has been fixed completely, it was not temporary. The email address in that account matches the one you listed on Talk:Main Page. Try again. -- Tom 04:05, 12 January 2014 (UTC)
Unfortunately for some reason my email isn't picking up those emails... Can you change the emails from your POV?
If you send me an email from the old email address telling me which email address to change it to, I will do that. -- Tom 04:28, 12 January 2014 (UTC)
Doing that now. right?
That will work. -- Tom 04:40, 12 January 2014 (UTC)
I sent the email, patiently waiting for response, thanks for the help. Should I simply use pass reset once you've changed it or can you also email me the password?
The email address has been changed. Wait 24 hours and then use the "Email new password" button on the login page. -- Tom 09:40, 12 January 2014 (UTC)
I know that this is unfortunate and too far... But I haven't gotten it. You SURE that the email (exactly) is <withheld> ? If it surely is, I'm making a new account. Does the email take time to come?
Yes, I set it to exactly that. No, the email does not take time to come, it is sent instantly. Check your spam folder, or just register a new account. -- Tom 08:32, 13 January 2014 (UTC)
Sent a registration email for a new account to both your and, just reply there for details, thanks. BTW, is there any way you can see the password the resetter set me and email that password straight to me?
I've registered the new account. I have no way to set or see your password directly. You must use the password reset feature of mediawiki to do so. -- Tom 16:42, 13 January 2014 (UTC)
Considering how far this has unfortunately gone, I won't mind a refusal at all... But since I'm still not getting that email (are you SURE that the pass reset system fix is pernament and not a backlog-clear??), can you create a fake email account yourself and try to register my (either) account there? I can hope that this will either work (or at least demonstrate the email fix is broken). I've already tried this on both gmail and hotmail; I interpret the chance that the problem is on my end and not the hrwiki's resetter (no offense) to be somewhat slim. And again, if this is too much then I don't mind a rejection, but it is something I would appreciate. Anyway, if your attempted email works, forward me (at <withheld>) the new password for my hrwiki account.
The server's mail logs confirm that the mail is being sent to you. If you're not getting it, it's because your email provider is refusing it. I tested and received the email just fine. Try again, try adding "" to your address book or your whitelist, or try contacting your email provider. And no, I will not forward you a password email sent to me. -- Tom 08:36, 15 January 2014 (UTC)
Okay I've whitelisted my emails and will try this all again. Can you reply to that email I sended to in the meantime so that I can ensure the whitelist is functioning? Reply back here once you do.
I've created a new gmail account ( and tried to send you a desired registration email with that. Did you get it?
Yes, I've gotten all of your emails. The server logs now report that due to the high volume of emails being sent to addresses that they're being rejected. I've reconfigured some things, but they say it'll just take time to fix itself on its own. You'll just have to wait and be patient, sorry. -- Tom 06:21, 21 January 2014 (UTC)
You referring to emails is sending to gmail or emails from across the net being sent to gmail? And I can wait. Oh, and is it saying that all emails is sending to me are being rejected? Would trying this on yahoo work? ....Pardon?
Your continual pestering of me in addition to exacerbating the issue with spamming yourself with emails from us has caused me to not want to help you with this issue any longer. "Be patient" now means "try again in a month." Please stop bothering me. Do not reply to this message or email me or edit my user talk page at all before 2014-02-22. -- Tom 04:13, 22 January 2014 (UTC)

Hey, again. Sorry about how I, in what was (retrospectively) obviously incessant, pestering you. I hadn't been putting such thought into it. But, now that it's been a month (I'm only assuming you were not being sarcastic), is there anything else you can do about it? I've tried a few times the past month to send the password reset, it seems the email isn't coming. Now, if there is really nothing else you can do, or if you still no longer hold any interest in helping me, I would understand and be done. But really, is there anything you can and are willing to do?

Not sure if this was a recent fix you made or if it was something else, but I finally got this working and I'm logged in. Sadly my drive for editing is kinda mitigated, but I can still appreciate having this account. :D--SuperbowserX 09:20, 4 March 2014 (UTC)
Glad to hear it. -- Tom 09:22, 4 March 2014 (UTC)

[edit] From your friend Maudi

My dear friends on,

This is Maudi Algabban speaking... and I just want to say to you how sorry I am for making a persistent vandalism and personal attacks/harassment on this website! Please, my dear friends, forgive me! I didn't mean to do that awful thing at all!

By the way, I was very angry that I thought that you provoked me, but you didn't! I'm so sorry about it! On the other hand, it will not happen again, but I didn't have any contact with the Brothers Chaps at all, and this is very unfairly that they "hate" me! I wanted to speak with him and ask him why they chose "Pyongyang" on Strong Bad Email "the paper", but Phlip suddenly removed it from! Totally unfair!

Please, whatever you have to do is to forgive me and unblock me for what I did wrong, so it won't happen again! I'm so sorry! :'(

Sincerely, Maudi Algabban


-- 17:15, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

[edit] Issue with IMDb interwiki links

Howdy Tom, I noticed a technical problem with the IMDb interwiki links. That company seemed to change their URL subdirectory and now these links lead to 404 pages. I noticed this on the Missy article and I'm unaware how many articles this is effecting. (/title/ -> /name/ in this case). Thank you in advance or whoever corrects this! --Imdill3 14:54, 12 March 2022 (UTC)

My understanding is it's a little more nuanced than a simple change from one thing to another. The discussion for it has been occurring at Help talk:Namespaces#IMDb linking. -- Tom 01:00, 13 March 2022 (UTC)

[edit] New userbox

so, i was wondering if there could be a userbox that says " this user's favorite SBCG4AP episode is _" I understand the concept of custom userboxes, but I was surprised when i saw there was no userbox that says that. TMBGLOVER 17:25, 13 September 2022 (UTC)

Hey there, TMBGLOVER. Thanks for your interest in userboxes. Let me point out the note at the top of HRWiki talk:Userboxes:
You don't have to ask to put a userbox on the project page. Adding userboxes is discouraged at this point because of the length of the page, but if you think it's cool, go ahead and post it on the page, and if it gets deleted, it gets deleted.
So fee free to add it to HRWiki:Userboxes if you think the page needs it. If you're not sure, I suggest putting a note on that talk page rather than here, where it's more likely to get the attention it deserves. Or if you just want to put it on your own user page, then you should. Keep on tranglin'. — It's dot com 00:48, 14 September 2022 (UTC)

[edit] how to become admin?

hey tom, i know i asked something already, but how do i become an admin? TMBGLOVER 21:45, 15 September 2022 (UTC)

Hey TMBGLOVER, please check the FAQ section "How do I become an admin or sysop?". Be aware that "Have a large number of meaningful main namespace contributions" and "It is extremely unlikely that we would promote a relative newcomer" are prominently listed — as you've only been a wiki user for three days and have not made any main namespace edits it should be quite some time before you should worry about becoming an admin.
Additionally, rather than directing general wiki questions to Tom you should try asking on Talk:Main Page or HRWiki talk:FAQ where more users are likely to see it and help you. -- Bleu Ninja 22:30, 15 September 2022 (UTC)
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