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The Thing's Sig

Looks like it's still messing up the list. Could it be the "1" at the end of the template name or something? Thunderbird 21:56, 30 December 2005 (UTC)

Are you sure it's still broken? Looking at NFITC1's guestbook, the problem appears to be fixed. Maybe it's just my PC, but still... --videlectrix.pngENUSY discussionitem_icon.gif user.gifmail_icon.gif 22:02, 30 December 2005 (UTC)
I just fixed it. I put Something like this after his template, and it works fine now. Try hilighting the end of The Thing's Comment, and you'll see. I think it's just because it's named "sig1", namely the "1" is restarting the number list. Somebody should let him know. Thunderbird 22:04, 30 December 2005 (UTC)
I just checked the revision before your edit (this one) and the problem appears to be fixed. So if the problem is still happening then there is a problem with the 1 restarting the number list. --videlectrix.pngENUSY discussionitem_icon.gif user.gifmail_icon.gif 22:08, 30 December 2005 (UTC)
Oh. I see then. Oh well, at least I tried. Guess you fixed it. Good job. :) Thunderbird 22:12, 30 December 2005 (UTC)
I took care of it. He was missing quotes around the color names. — It's dot com 22:17, 30 December 2005 (UTC)
Dot com saves the day again. I just realized it was you in the recent changes a second ago. Thanks man! Thunderbird 22:18, 30 December 2005 (UTC)
I realize this is more than a month late, but I'd like to point out that I fixed a very similar problem in Has Matt's signature a while back. Turned out to be mismatched <span> tags. — Image:kskunk_fstandby.gif KieferSkunk (talk) — 23:17, 9 February 2006 (UTC)


Hey I was wondering if you would like screensavers of your favorite homestarrunner toons?

-Teh C.

Yes please. Can I request rock opera and Fall Float Parade please? --videlectrix.pngENUSY discussionitem_icon.gif user.gifmail_icon.gif 13:42, 2 January 2006 (UTC)

venusy, your great

thanks for helping out with ciberdude, venusy! Seriously 15:15, 2 January 2006 (UTC)

Help With Something

Hey, Venusy. Seeing as you're pretty much the only person around right now, I have something to ask you. How do I check out the number of views on my userpage? Has Matt? (talk) 13:05, 6 January 2006 (UTC)

Look at the bottom of the page. You'll see something like this:
This page was last modified 00:45, 2 January 2006. | This page has been accessed ???? times. | First time here? | Disclaimers
I hope that answers your question. --videlectrix.pngENUSY discussionitem_icon.gif user.gifmail_icon.gif 13:11, 6

January 2006 (UTC)

Thanks! Has Matt? (talk) 13:12, 6 January 2006 (UTC)

Help With Something Else

Hey Venusy-
How do I get weeklies.xml on my compy? I can't even view the file with an XSL thing. I DON'T KNOW WHAT XSL IS!!!! So help would be gr8. LePorello / T / C 21:47, 19 January 2006 (UTC)

Right click and "Save Target As..." ("Save Link As" in IE?). Then open the file in any text editor, such as Notepad. The XSL thingy... I don't know what that is either. --videlectrix.pngENUSY discussionitem_icon.gif user.gifmail_icon.gif 21:52, 19 January 2006 (UTC)
Just to answer the question on what an XSL is: XSL stands for "eXtensible Stylesheet Language" and is similar to XML. An XSLT file dictates a literal translation between an XML file and a browser-friendly HTML file. (.XSL is probably the same as .XSLT.) See this link for more info.Image:kskunk_fstandby.gif KieferSkunk (talk) — 23:09, 9 February 2006 (UTC)

I think it's "Save Background As", as I have IE, AND IT WON'T LET ME DO IT! Sooooooo, what next?LePorello / T / C 22:18, 19 January 2006 (UTC)

Are you trying to do it on the weeklies.xml page itself? What I meant was to save target as on a page that linked to weeklies.xml, such as the example below. --videlectrix.pngENUSY discussionitem_icon.gif user.gifmail_icon.gif 22:29, 19 January 2006 (UTC)


Ohhhhhhh. I'll try it now. LePorello / T / C 19:26, 22 January 2006 (UTC)

First: It is "Save Target As...". Second: I can't view my new QoW. How do I do that? LePorello / T / C 19:35, 22 January 2006 (UTC)

Have you put the weeklies.xml in the weeklies folder? And qod.swf in the folder one level up from the weeklies folder? --videlectrix.pngENUSY discussionitem_icon.gif user.gifmail_icon.gif 19:46, 22 January 2006 (UTC)

Both weeklies.xml and qod.swf are in the weeklies folder. Is that right? LePorello / T / C 20:09, 22 January 2006 (UTC)

No. If both are in the weeklies folder, then the swf is looking for weeklies/weeklies/weeklies.xml. qod.swf should be placed in the folder that contains the weeklies folder. --videlectrix.pngENUSY discussionitem_icon.gif user.gifmail_icon.gif 20:12, 22 January 2006 (UTC)

All right. I'll have to do a summary. In my "My Documents" there is a folder. In the folder is the Weeklies folder and qod.swf. In the weeklies folder is weeklies.xml. Is that right, 'cuz it still doesn't work. LePorello / T / C 20:25, 22 January 2006 (UTC)

Yeah, that's right. I'm not sure why it still isn't working. Unless the weeklies folder has to be lowercase or something. --videlectrix.pngENUSY discussionitem_icon.gif user.gifmail_icon.gif 20:28, 22 January 2006 (UTC)
OK, here are 4 pictures showing my directory structure. 1 2 3 4. Do these help at all? --videlectrix.pngENUSY discussionitem_icon.gif user.gifmail_icon.gif 20:48, 22 January 2006 (UTC)

The problem's with opening the qod.swf file. Don't know how to fix it. Everything else is fine and dandy. LePorello / T / C 00:05, 23 January 2006 (UTC)

I think the problem is that you need to set up your computer to play .swfs using Internet Explorer (or Firefox). Right click and hit Open With.... That should fix the problem. --smileyface.PNG11945 (Talk/Ctrbs) 00:14, 23 January 2006 (UTC)

Didn't work. LePorello / T / C 00:41, 23 January 2006 (UTC)

New theory: It could be the flash. I'm not sure if I have Flash 7 or 8 (I think 7, sed I'm not sure). Advice? LePorello / T / C 01:30, 1 February 2006 (UTC)
I have no clue. To be honest, I started having no clue from this point. I think that you only need Flash 7 to make it work, but I'm not sure. --videlectrix.pngENUSY discussionitem_icon.gif user.gifmail_icon.gif 18:37, 1 February 2006 (UTC)
I have 8. LePorello / T / C 22:12, 9 February 2006 (UTC)
Well, I do as well, and it still works. One last try. You have right clicked on qod.swf, selected "Open With", and done what is suggested in the picture to the right. --videlectrix.pngENUSY discussionitem_icon.gif user.gifmail_icon.gif 22:36, 9 February 2006 (UTC)

Didn't work. LePorello / T / C 22:47, 9 February 2006 (UTC)

Well, I think I've run through absolutely everything I can think of. It'll probably end up being something really really stupid. Does the swf file actually open? If it does, and the box appears to be frozen at the side of the screen, right click and hit play. And that is definitely everything. --videlectrix.pngENUSY discussionitem_icon.gif user.gifmail_icon.gif 22:53, 9 February 2006 (UTC)

Just as a sanity check, try putting these files in a folder off of C:\ that has no spaces in its name, like c:\hsr\weeklies or something similar. Some programs don't properly work with folders that have spaces, like "My Documents". — Image:kskunk_fstandby.gif KieferSkunk (talk) — 23:05, 9 February 2006 (UTC)

That did it. THANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOU! LePorello / T / C 23:07, 9 February 2006 (UTC)

Glad to be of service. :) — Image:kskunk_fstandby.gif KieferSkunk (talk) — 23:18, 9 February 2006 (UTC)

I mean the right-click-and-click-play thing worked. Sorry for not mentioning the right-side-of-screen thing (I should have mentioned it like a million years ago) before. LePorello / T / C 23:20, 9 February 2006 (UTC)

Oh, yeah, that would kinda make a difference. So it does work if you put it in "My Documents"? — Image:kskunk_fstandby.gif KieferSkunk (talk) — 23:45, 9 February 2006 (UTC)

Friend Code

venusy, i don't want to seem like a stalker, but if you want your friend code to be useful, you are going to have to get mine, and sadly enough, within 30 feet of me. that's just the regulations. so basically, i know you are not going to do that, so your code is useless to anyone who doesn't know you. sorry. 23:54, 22 January 2006 (UTC)

What about the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection? I mean, I've linked up with several total strangers using that and AC Live. And my friend code is useless to all that know me for the moment, as AC:WW isn't out over here yet. --videlectrix.pngENUSY discussionitem_icon.gif user.gifmail_icon.gif 08:02, 23 January 2006 (UTC)
EDIT: Seriously, is that you? Looking at your contributions, you changed a sig at one point from to Seriously.

response well, actually it is not seriously. it is his brother. and i think that my ds (and my brother's) is just messed up temporarily. maybe i have to change the configuration. i just want to try it out, like i did with nintendogs. Thatkidyoualllove 17:26, 23 January 2006 (UTC)

well, i think maybe if i told my friendcode on my userpage it might work.......i really don't know what my friend code is thought...Seriously (Talk) 00:06, 25 January 2006 (UTC)
If you need to find out what your friend code is, just go and see Copper over at the town gate. Make sure that you can connect to the Nintendo WFC though, otherwise it won't work. --videlectrix.pngENUSY discussionitem_icon.gif user.gifmail_icon.gif 10:02, 25 January 2006 (UTC)
i got issued a code from him, but it said there was like, an error or something. or maybe that was something else....Seriously (Talk) 00:50, 27 January 2006 (UTC)


If I give you credit, can I use the alternate HRWiki Logo code in your monobook? - The good...X On Fire (SSX)...And the good again.

Yes you can. You don't really need to give me credit either, I borrowed the code from here and modified it. --videlectrix.pngENUSY discussionitem_icon.gif user.gifmail_icon.gif 22:02, 31 January 2006 (UTC)


Thank you very much! I'm on dial-up, and am tricked by those fake ones, and it wastes my time, so I needed this. Bluebry 22:42, 8 February 2006 (UTC)

Umm, after a second hearing, it said it would also change users megages too. Oh well. I'll figure something out with that code. Bluebry 22:43, 8 February 2006 (UTC)
It works! The users fake ones are changed to green so I know when I have new messages or not! Thanks! Bluebry 22:56, 8 February 2006 (UTC)
Are you sure the fake ones have been changed? I just checked my userpage, which features a few fake usermessages, and they appear blue to me. --videlectrix.pngENUSY discussionitem_icon.gif user.gifmail_icon.gif 00:01, 9 February 2006 (UTC)
This is a test of the blue/green usermessage thing.
Yep. It's green. Bluebry 01:54, 10 February 2006 (UTC)
Not for me. Maybe it's a browser thing... --videlectrix.pngENUSY discussionitem_icon.gif user.gifmail_icon.gif 18:42, 11 February 2006 (UTC)
Don't think so. I have now seen it in Firefox, IE for Windows, and IE for Macs. Bluebry 22:32, 11 February 2006 (UTC)
Probably a problem with my PC or my monobook.css. Again. --videlectrix.pngENUSY discussionitem_icon.gif user.gifmail_icon.gif 23:15, 11 February 2006 (UTC)
Can you do that for me on my userpage? You've been great with tech help in the past (You did create my sig) So if you wouldn't mind, I would like some green, gray'n such on my userpage. Seriously (Talk) 05:06, 18 February 2006 (UTC)
Well, the coding is
/* user notification thing */
.usermessage {
    background-color: #b0c4de;
    border: 1px solid #7b68ee;
    color: #808080;
    font-weight: bold;
    margin: 2em 0em 1em 0em;
    padding: 0.5em 1em;
    vertical-align: middle;
Just copy and paste that into your monobook.css, and clear your cache. --videlectrix.pngENUSY discussionitem_icon.gif user.gifmail_icon.gif 13:16, 18 February 2006 (UTC)
EDIT: Whoops! Just checked your userpage. Try using this for making parts of your userpage grey/gray.
<div style="background-color: #eeeeee; border: 1px solid #000000; font-weight: bold; margin: 2em 0em 1em 0em; padding: 0.5em 1em; vertical-align: middle">
It's not green for me. --TheThin 13:24, 18 February 2006 (UTC)
It's orange. – The Chort 13:33, 18 February 2006 (UTC)
Yea. --TheThin 13:34, 18 February 2006 (UTC)
Orange!LePorello / T / C 13:35, 18 February 2006 (UTC)
Yea! --TheThin 13:40, 18 February 2006 (UTC)

You have copied and pasted the code above (the one starting with "/* User notification thing */" into your monobook.css and cleared the cache, haven't you? This talk thread was started in response to this thread on Bluebry muffin's talk page. --videlectrix.pngENUSY discussionitem_icon.gif user.gifmail_icon.gif 13:50, 18 February 2006 (UTC)

Thank you so much for helping me once again. One question, though: How do I clear my cache? Seriously (Talk) 13:52, 18 February 2006 (UTC)

Depends on your browser. Mozilla / Firefox / Safari: hold down Shift while clicking Reload, or press Ctrl-Shift-R (Cmd-Shift-R on Apple Mac); IE: hold Ctrl while clicking Refresh, or press Ctrl-F5; Konqueror: simply click the Reload button, or press F5; Opera users may need to completely clear their cache in Tools→Preferences.
Okay. Did that. It didn't do anything to my userpage. What do I do now? Seriously (Talk) 13:58, 18 February 2006 (UTC)
That wasn't exactly what I meant. This is:
This usermessage is blue, green, or orange.
This usermessage isn't actually a usermessage, but is grey/gray. --videlectrix.pngENUSY discussionitem_icon.gif user.gifmail_icon.gif 14:07, 18 February 2006 (UTC)
Now my userpage looks awesome. How do I do even more different colors, though? I just want to know how to change the color myself. Seriously (Talk) 14:17, 18 February 2006 (UTC)
Change the code after "background-color:". Replace "#eeeeee" with one of the colours listed on this Wikipedia article. --videlectrix.pngENUSY discussionitem_icon.gif user.gifmail_icon.gif 14:26, 18 February 2006 (UTC)

Banjo Tooie

That was a cool game. Ihad to beat it with cheats. Now I miss it. Bluebry 01:53, 10 February 2006 (UTC)

I had to beat it with cheats as well. Though one time, I managed to get the HAG-1 down to 1HP in the replay mode, but she killed me with that big spell of hers. --videlectrix.pngENUSY discussionitem_icon.gif user.gifmail_icon.gif 18:42, 11 February 2006 (UTC)
Grood game. I didn't have to use cheats, but it always tormented me that I couldn't get this one Jiggy/cheeto page. It is the one in the last level when you race the canary women. She always left me in the dust. Rogue Leader / (my talk) 05:08, 18 February 2006 (UTC)
I couldn't do that one either. That race cost me an N64 controller, as I basically wrecked it by using the ballpoint pen method (and chucking it at the wall out of frustration). --videlectrix.pngENUSY discussionitem_icon.gif user.gifmail_icon.gif 13:50, 18 February 2006 (UTC)

Welcome to Homesarrunner dot com...It's dot net!

Congraturations. You did a lot of reverting on that guy. — Seriously (Talk) 13:03, 26 February 2006 (UTC)

Thanks Seriously. --videlectrix.pngENUSY discussionitem_icon.gif user.gifmail_icon.gif 13:08, 26 February 2006 (UTC)
I wonder if that guy was Dr. Who—that guy seems just like him. — Seriously (Talk) 13:22, 26 February 2006 (UTC)
Could be... But Dr. Who's usernames are normally variants on the name Dr Who instead of parodies of existing users. Though I suppose he could've done it this time to cause maximum damage. I don't know. --videlectrix.pngENUSY discussionitem_icon.gif user.gifmail_icon.gif 13:33, 26 February 2006 (UTC)
Yeah, he may have done it in the early morning to cause maximum damage too...That's why whoever this guy is, he is a true troll. Not just a vandal who replaces a page with POOP! LOL! or something like that. — Seriously (Talk) 13:36, 26 February 2006 (UTC)
Aw man! I missed out on all the fun again! Has Matt? (talk) 13:54, 26 February 2006 (UTC)


Thanks! --Stux 18:01, 27 February 2006 (UTC)


Yes, I really am Yelt. --Granola

Venusy, I don't think I've ever been so disappointed in someone. Before I say why, I'd like to say thank you for reverting yeltensic. I'd also like to thank you on being so mature about his return. But anyway, I thought Granola would be a great user. He thought my sig was good, and that flattered me. I mean, it was like he was trained to be nice...but I suppose that's what he was supposed to be like. It's really sad. Ah well. I guess you can't miss something you never had. — Seriously (Talk) 19:09, 1 March 2006 (UTC)

Cycle quote

By the way, the purge button you already had would do the same thing. :) — It's dot com 20:20, 1 March 2006 (UTC)

I know, but I wanted to make it more obvious that purging the cache would also refresh the quote. And not everyone can be bothered to scroll up just to refresh the quote (including me). --videlectrix.pngENUSY discussionitem_icon.gif user.gifmail_icon.gif 20:27, 1 March 2006 (UTC)
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