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== PNG??? ==
 
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I really wish I could contribute images, but I can't save in PNG! where can I get a PNG saver???--{{User:Benol/sig}} 13:11, 1 December 2005 (UTC)
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== Is there a way to keep someone from editing my articles? ==
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:Most programs allow you to save in PNG format. Do you have microsoft paint? It's a simple program, but that's the one I find myself usually using. Once you have the image you want in the paint program, press file, save, then when you get to the box where you type in the file name you want it saved as, you'll notice right below that you have a box labled "Save as type", with the default option usually being 24-bit bitmap. Open that drop down box, and one of the options, (probably the very last one) will be "PNG". Save as that, and it all comes out looking PNGful. Let me know if that doesn't work for you. {{User:Thunderbird L17/Siggie}} 13:55, 1 December 2005 (UTC)
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If there is, I'd like to know how. I wrote the article about Strong Bad changing the topic of his e-mails, and I liked it the way it was, but somebody changed all of it and I think it has less information. I also can't change it back. Is there a way to fix it or keep people from editing it? Thnikky
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:Well, you see, Thnikky, this is a [[Wikipedia:wiki|wiki]]. ''Anyone'' can edit pretty much ''any'' article, and we don't protect articles just for the benefit of one editor. You can access the previous versions of a page using the history tab at the top. From there, you can get elements from old versions and combine them with the current version, or revert to an older version altogether (note, we don't usually revert big changes except in cases of vandalism; instead, we try to keep the best parts of all the versions). Hope that helps! — [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 21:25, 28 December 2007 (UTC)
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::On mine it only has BMP, JPG, and GIF.--{{User:Benol/sig}} 12:53, 2 December 2005 (UTC)
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== Putting unfinished signs on ==
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:::You get PNG only if you're using Windows XP. --[[User:Stux|Stux]] 12:58, 2 December 2005 (UTC)
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I haven't finished one of my articles, and I've seen a lot of these box-things that say if an article isn't finished. As for mine, I haven't had much time to work on it, how do I put one of those boxes on there? ([[User:Dynamite|Dynamite]] 10:41, 4 January 2008 (UTC))
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:Type <nowiki>{{stub}}</nowiki>. Use <nowiki>{{sectionstub}}</nowiki> when it's just a section that's unfinished. {{User:Shwoo/sig}} 11:30, 4 January 2008 (UTC)
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::::Benol, I use a free program called [http://www.irfanview.com/ Irfanview] to save my pics as PNGs. You can also add cool effects on pictures. {{User:FireBird/sig}} 13:21, 2 December 2005 (UTC)
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== Edit Problems ==
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:::::Heh. Sorry 'bout that. I figured it was a more common format. Yea, irfanview looks okie dokie. I gotta update my program anyways, MS paint isn't known for being a master program of photo editing and the like. {{User:Thunderbird L17/Siggie}} 19:22, 2 December 2005 (UTC)
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I can't edit the top part of some articles. Like the descriptions and all that, how can I fix one of those? [[Thnikky]] 03:26, 5 January 2008 (UTC)
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::::::For the record, Irfanview rocks my world. &mdash;[[User:AbdiViklas|AbdiViklas]] 05:40, 3 December 2005 (UTC)
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:Rather than clicking "edit" in the article itself, scroll to the very top of the page and click it there. It's the third tab from the left. {{User:ACupOfCoffee/sig}} 03:50, 5 January 2008 (UTC)
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==image problems==
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== Username question ==
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:Whenever I try to upload an image, it always says "The file is corrupt or has an incorrect extension. Please check the file and upload again." I'm doing everything correct; the file ''always'' ends in .png or .PNG, but for some reason it never works! I seem to be having the same problem that Benol has. {{User:Bubsty/sig}} 05:11, 2 December 2005 (UTC)
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It also happens to me. {{User:Tampo/sig}}
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::Could it be a Mac (pre OS X) incompatibility thing? Seems strange. I dunno. --[[User:Stux|Stux]] 05:17, 2 December 2005 (UTC)
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:::Seeing as I have Mac OS X, I don't think so. {{User:Bubsty/sig}} 00:17, 3 December 2005 (UTC)
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::::Hmmm. Well, there goes ''that'' idea. That's what I get for ''assuming'' that you're running OS 9 or something. Might have something to do with the problems you've been having staying connected on IRC. --[[User:Stux|Stux]] 05:35, 3 December 2005 (UTC)
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:::::Are there any programs on Mac that will save something as a PNG? (Like Microsoft paint, except thats for windows). {{User:Bubsty/sig}} 17:45, 3 December 2005 (UTC)
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::::::[http://www.imagemagick.org/script/binary-releases.php Image Magick] i'm pretty sure should have PNG support. And it has Mac OS X binaries! --[[User:Stux|Stux]] 17:51, 3 December 2005 (UTC)
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:::::::Great, thanks! {{User:Bubsty/sig}} 17:56, 3 December 2005 (UTC)
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== Not Of Tense Verbs ==
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Why does the HR wiki ask that usernames can't be directly named after Homestar Runner characters? Thanks! Thnikky Oh, sorry about all the questions. I'm just a little new to editing and everything (but I've been using hrwiki.org since 2005)
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:This is one of the oldest rules on the wiki. It's generally restricted to just the main characters. Besides the fact that using the name of a main character is unoriginal, it's too confusing to discuss the characters if users have the exact same names. &mdash; [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 00:23, 11 February 2008 (UTC)
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::Thank God it only applies to characters with, say, three or more appearances. [[User:Flashfight|Flashfight]] 01:51, 1 March 2008 (UTC)
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:::Actually, it applies only to the main 11. {{User:Qermaq/sig}} 05:44, 1 March 2008 (UTC)
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::::There are twelve, but that's not important {{User:Strong Vader/sig}}00:34, 9 July 2009 (UTC)
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I'm curious, how much do you think we should use the [http://www.hrwiki.org/index.php?title=Scrolling_Shooter_Games_Menu&diff=210280&oldid=194156 second person] in the articles? I have always been taught that professional writing should avoid using the 2nd person (or at least i think i did somewhere). But I also know this wiki is ''slightly'' more personal than that. ''Being Impersonal in MI,''--[[User:Stux|Stux]] 15:35, 3 December 2005 (UTC)
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== Images that are not upload'd....ed ==
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:I think we should avoid second-person where possible. (P.S. For those forgetting their persons, second person is when the writer addresses the reader.) <small>&mdash;&nbsp;[[User:InterruptorJones|InterruptorJones]]</small> 17:41, 3 December 2005 (UTC)
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I just realized this when I was last editing my userpage:
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If you can post on a user page (for example, an image from another website (like how users are posting 'personality quiz' answers (I have one of those on my user page) or 'trainer cards' (some users are posting customizable Pokemon trainer cards)) can we do that instead of posting personal images? (like if you wanted to post a picture of a singer you like...i dunno....like David Bowie for showing hobbies/interests)
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::And while we're on the subject, we might as well drop the first-person as well.  ([http://www.google.com/search?&q=site%3Ahrwiki.org+%22we+see], for example)[[User:Tom|<nowiki></nowiki>]] --  [[User:Tom|Tom]] 18:10, 3 December 2005 (UTC)
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If so, are we limited to two?   
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:::Oh wow. Sounds like a job for grape-nuts, should he ever get back in business. We see ---> There is shown, or something. {{User:Thunderbird L17/Siggie}} 22:06, 3 December 2005 (UTC)
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Is this going to be a long discussion about the rules and personal images? 
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::::It may not be that easy, as changing everything around may leave some non-sensical results. This will require raw manpower. (And of course ladypower too!) --[[User:Stux|Stux]] 22:36, 3 December 2005 (UTC)
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If so, should we post anything about this on the Help:Images page? 
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:::::Yeah, either/or I guess. I think "there is shown" would technically work, but I think better results would be acquired if it was done by hand, yeah. Just follow the google list Tom provided, updating it after every couple of changes, until they're all done. I'm not up for that now though, I'm busy watching [[Wikipedia:Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005 film)|a movie]]. {{User:Thunderbird L17/Siggie}} 00:59, 4 December 2005 (UTC)
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Am I going to ask more questions?
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::::::Before we go on with this, I want to suggest that we find something besides "There is shown" to replace "We see". It's not very good style to use the passive voice without excellent reason. Personally, I'm not sure what's so bad about "we see", and given the choice between it and the passive voice, I would consider "we see" to be the lesser of two evils. But maybe we can think of something else that's better than either one. [[User:Heimstern Läufer|Heimstern Läufer]] 01:34, 4 December 2005 (UTC)
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Probably.
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:::::::I often replace the "we see" with "one sees" when i gotta do technical writing. Would something like that work? --[[User:Stux|Stux]] 02:35, 4 December 2005 (UTC)
 
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::::::::Or perhaps another option (following [[User:Heimstern Läufer|mein Führer]]'s suggestion); since we're not using a bot anyways, perhaps change it on a case to case basis - often flipping it around. For one instance of this, perhaps change (from [[modeling]]):
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Thanks a lot, {{User:Kermit1234/sig}} 04:23, 10 February 2008 (UTC)
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:Nope, images linked to externally don't count as personal images, and aren't subject to any limits (except the rules of general decency). --[[User:DorianGray|DorianGray]] 04:26, 10 February 2008 (UTC)
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::Aren't they also subject to the applicable copyright laws? {{User:DeFender1031/sig}} 04:27, 10 February 2008 (UTC)
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:::Maybe? --[[User:DorianGray|DorianGray]] 04:28, 10 February 2008 (UTC)
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::::I'd say of course. Don't steal bandwidth. If you choose to have ten images all hosted on your dime, I say fine. But do hold to the principles of fair use. {{User:Qermaq/sig}} 08:58, 10 February 2008 (UTC)
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== Making pages (here is how) ==
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:::::::...we see a closeup of Strong Bad in the same outfit, now holding a tennis racket.
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:::::::...a closeup of Strong Bad in the same outfit is shown, now holding a tennis racket.
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::::::::I'll check back later; my movie's over, and I've moved on to [[Wikipedia:Stargate SG-1|another show]]. {{User:Thunderbird L17/Siggie}} 02:51, 4 December 2005 (UTC)
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:::::::'''ABDIVIKLAS:''' ''{vomits}'' Augh! Bleh! Ewww! Grugh! ''{suddenly sotto voce}'' No. (Sorry; I don't want that to be insulting; I simply wanted a chance to use that quote!) The vast majority of these problems can be resolved with active verbs and camera-direction conventions, e.g.: "'''Cut to''' a closeup of...". Also "pan to reveal," etc. I can't think off the top of my head of any needs this couldn't be manipulated to cover. &mdash;[[User:AbdiViklas|AbdiViklas]] 03:21, 4 December 2005 (UTC)
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how do i make pages or subpages?
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::::::::That sounds like a great way to do it. Oh, and Stux, concerning the "one sees" method: that works very well in German. It sometimes works well in English, sometimes not. But I think Abdi's suggestion will cover it here. [[User:Heimstern Läufer|Heimstern Läufer]] 03:27, 4 December 2005 (UTC)
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I think that we should just change it to whatever is in 3rd person, but still makes sense. It would be repetative to have every time "one sees". Or, we could just leave that part out all together. A-like so:
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First, you must make a link to that page from another page. (like [/[good]/] while editing the page you want to link but without the slashes) The link should turn red. Hit the link. <br>
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Then all you have to do is hit the edit tab and start making your page.<br>
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[[User:Jorbs3210|Jorbs3210]] 23:23, 16 March 2008 (UTC)
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*Before: We see Creepy Comb-Over Strong Bad slowly rise up from behind it.
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== System ==
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*After: Creepy Comb-Over Strong Bad slowly rises up from behind it.
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--{{User:Salty/sig}} 05:41, 4 December 2005 (UTC)
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:All this technical english language nuance discussion is getting beyond me. I'm sure what you guys come up with will work just fine. Although I don't think Lappy 48- I mean ''Salty's'' solution will work in all cases. Even in my earlier blockquoted example, I think just getting rid of "we see" without replacing it with any text would look a bit out of place. {{User:Thunderbird L17/Siggie}} 07:07, 4 December 2005 (UTC)
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What system do you use for editing/making pages? I would really like to know. [[User:Jorbs3210|Jorbs3210]] 23:17, 16 March 2008 (UTC)
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::Not in all cases but it might work in some.  Perhaps if we had a list of different kinds of examples (where each would be treated differently) along with their appropriate rephrasings? --[[User:Stux|Stux]] 12:21, 4 December 2005 (UTC)
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:You mean MediaWiki? {{User:DeFender1031/sig}} 23:19, 16 March 2008 (UTC)
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::What's that?
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''Copied from [[Help talk:Editing#System|Help talk:Editing]]:''
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What system is used? [[User:Jorbs3210|Jorbs3210]] 23:12, 16 March 2008 (UTC)
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:The site is powered by [[MW:|MediaWiki]]. See also [[Special:Version]]. &mdash; [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 23:27, 16 March 2008 (UTC)
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</blockquote>
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:::There is ''nothing necessarily wrong'' with using second person. It's a style choice, pure and simple. That is to say, if when ''you'' are writing ''you'' find second person to be the most natural, then there is no reason to resort to awkward constructions just to avoid it. I'm not saying that the sentences in question couldn't be recast to avoid the issue altogether, but we certainly don't need to blindly go through the wiki replacing things, let alone have a bot do it. &mdash; [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 22:28, 4 December 2005 (UTC)
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==Image==
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::::It would be nice if the bot was smart enough to do it so that it sounds natural.  Then it would fix all our other issues while it's at it. Maybe.  Anyway, it's still nice to have some "air of pompousness" I mean, level of formality that most encyclopedias bear.  Then again this isn't ''just'' an encyclopedia.  It is a fansite.  However, there are at least ''some'' places in this site where third person and formal sense would definitely be better. --[[User:Stux|Stux]] 02:09, 5 December 2005 (UTC)
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== Voting Question ==
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I need help loading [http://s244.photobucket.com/albums/gg24/jorbs3210/?action=view&current=Sad_mac.png this] image onto my user page. How do you do it? Please upload it, and i'll put it on my page. Please?
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:If you don't have this image on your computer, the save it first. On the sidebar on the left side on any page on the wiki click on Upload File. Click on Browse and choose the file from the folder it's saved on. Please add a Summary and a Licensing and then click Upload. After a few seconds you will be directed to a new page with instructions on how to put this image in any page. On your user page click edit, and add the specified code at the place you want the image to appear. If you need any other help, try consulting our [[Help:Contents|help pages]]. By the way, when you write something on a talk page, please end it with four tildes (<nowiki>~~~~</nowiki>) so it will add your username and a date, like so: {{User:E.L. Cool/sig}} 23:46, 29 March 2008 (UTC)
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::One other thing: as this is going to be a personal image, be sure to include the personal image template - <nowiki>{{personal-image|Jorbs3210}}</nowiki>. That indicates it is not for the knowledge base, it is rather for personal use. {{User:Qermaq/sig}} 09:24, 30 March 2008 (UTC)
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:::The easiest way for you to put it on your user page is actually to not upload it to the wiki and just put the URL to the image on your user page: <nowiki>http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg24/jorbs3210/Sad_mac.png</nowiki> That will make the image appear on your user page.{{User:Loafing/sig}} 20:43, 30 March 2008 (UTC)
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I have [[HRWiki_talk:STUFF#Stuff_Voting_Procedure|posted]] a (rather lengthy) discussion on our current STUFF voting procedures. I ask that those who are interested would take a look and comment if you have the time. (Yes, it ''is'' lengthy.)  I am posting this here so that the post has greater visibility. Thanks! --[[User:Stux|Stux]] 16:34, 3 December 2005 (UTC)
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== When Will Trogdor Be In A Movie? ==
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== [SIC] ==
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Hi, my name is Peter and I was just wondering when will Trogdor or any body else from Homestar Runner be in a movie?  If they already have please tell me.
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what does [sic] mean??? I want to know.--{{User:Benol/sig}} 08:29, 4 December 2005 (UTC)
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From you biggest fan,
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:"Sic" is an abbreviation for the Latin "sicut", which means "thus". You write it when you are quoting someone who made a mistake: you can't correct the mistake, or you'd be misquoting, so the "sic" lets your readers know it's not your mistake. For example, if you were quoting the Email writer in [[local news]], you might write, "Does Strong Badia have its' [sic] own local news?" to let people know that it was the original writer who spelled "its" wrong. [[User:Heimstern Läufer|<span style="color:#008000">Heimstern Läufer</span>]] [[Image:heimstern101.gif|22px]] 08:33, 4 December 2005 (UTC)
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Peter Richards
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:Trogdor appeared in [[Trogday_08|free country USA]] once. SB--among others--has a pho-movie known as [[Dangeresque]]. Why not try lurking before coming here? {{User:Iyeru/sig}}
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:This is the FAQ for the wiki, not H*R.com. No one here can really answer that, you'd need to contact the Brothers Chaps. {{User:Qermaq/sig}} 19:06, 4 April 2008 (UTC)
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::Exactly. When quoting somebody who made a spelling or grammar error, you stick that thing there so nobody thinks it was you that made the mistake. It shows that you noticed it, and left it because you were quoting somebody's typage. {{User:Thunderbird L17/Siggie}} 00:58, 6 December 2005 (UTC)
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== Fanstuff?????? ==
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Those last two explanations are close, except that (1) ''sic'' is not an abbreviation, and (2) it doesn't ''necessarily'' indicate an error, just that the quoted text is being reproduced exactly as it should be (usually, however, it does indicate some kind of mistake in the original). Note that it isn't required to insert a ''sic'' unless there is a reasonable chance of misunderstanding. See also: ''The Chicago Manual of Style'' &#167; 10.66, at 378 (14th ed.), and ''A Dictionary of Modern American Usage'', at 601 (1st ed.). &mdash; [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 16:53, 6 December 2005 (UTC)
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Where do we submit stuff for fanstuff on the H*R website? I've been trying to find out for months. When I went to the "fanstuff" link on the external links box, I got a stinko man page that didn't do anything. Help please!!! [[User:Tigerstripe|Tigerstripe]] 00:12, 3 November 2008 (UTC)
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:Now that we're in this topic... do we leave the ''sic''s visible to the regular user or hidden inside the HTML comments?  I've seen two instances of the latter (hidden inside HTML) and I thought i had seen it where it was not hidden, but actually placed in the transcript itself. A quick [http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=site%3Awww.hrwiki.org+sic&btnG=Google+Search search] definitely reveals some ''sic''s that are visible like in [[Thy Dungeonman]], and I ''know'' i've seen commented ones out there. --[[User:Stux|Stux]] 20:32, 8 December 2005 (UTC)
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:Ah, that's the fanstuff wiki, something different entirely. {{User:DeFender1031/sig}} 00:15, 3 November 2008 (UTC)
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::"Fanstuff can be sent to [[The Brothers Chaps]] at their email address, [mailto:brotherschaps@homestarrunner.com brotherschaps@homestarrunner.com]" {{User:ThePizz/sig}} 00:38, 3 November 2008 (UTC)
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== User Image ==
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== Userbox on other side ==
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I know you can only have 1 user image, but can you have a second image for your sig?--{{User:Benol/sig}} 20:02, 8 December 2005 (UTC)
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Is there a way to get an image or userbox to appear on the left side of the screen instead of the right side? {{User:Religious Corn/sig}} 19:30, 7 November 2008 (UTC)
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:A lot of people have been uploading images for their sigs, and the admins have generally been turning a blind eye to this.  I think if you want to, go ahead and upload another image for your sig.  (Just don't tell anyone!) {{User:Some HSR themed username/sig}} 20:04, 8 December 2005 (UTC)
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:Yes. Use a modified version of {{t|userboxtop}}, replacing "right" with "left" and vice versa. Edit {{p|l=http://www.hrwiki.org/index.php?title=HRWiki:Sandbox&oldid=604057 this version of the Sandbox}} to see an example. &mdash; [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 02:52, 8 November 2008 (UTC)
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::Well, I don't turn a blind eye to it, but I would like to see our policy changed. I would hereby like to discuss changing it. Here is my proposal: '''Everyone is allowed ''two regular-size'' personal images plus ''one signature-size'' image.''' What you do with them is up to you. If you want to have two images in your sig, you can use your second personal image for that, but then you only get one on your user page. If you want to forego a sig image, you can still put the signature-size image on your user page if you want. Images in signatures must not be bigger than 20px. Opinions? &mdash; [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 20:26, 8 December 2005 (UTC)
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:::I like that idea. Two personal images is much nicer, and allows for more freedom. This is why you're the best, It's dot com. I really think it's a good idea. You have my support. --[[User:DorianGray|DorianGray]]
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:::I also second the proposal. We've been discussing this issue for a long time. I believe, however, that it should also be noted that a personal image is defined as '''An image or photograph, that has been uploaded by you to the HRWiki server, and is currently in use only in your personal userspace.''' A signature image no larger than twenty pixels also seems appropriate, but did we ever agree to a final size limitation on signature length itself? &mdash; {{User:Lapper/sig}} 20:44, 8 December 2005 (UTC)
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:::I think this is a good idea too. Enough people don't even have personal images to begin with, so I think this a reasonable proposition. {{User:Some HSR themed username/sig}} 20:48, 8 December 2005 (UTC)
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:Not to throw a wrench at things or anything, but what about "gray area images" where several users share it and some people deem "the communities" and not their own, but are not used in actual articles? I know i'm spoiling people's fun here... --[[User:Stux|Stux]] 20:35, 8 December 2005 (UTC)
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::I believe that if it isn't used in any article and is on your userspace, it counts as a personal image. I would like a second opinion on this. &mdash; {{User:Lapper/sig}} 20:44, 8 December 2005 (UTC)
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:::I would say images that are not used on any main namespace artice count as a personal image of the uploader. {{User:Some HSR themed username/sig}} 20:48, 8 December 2005 (UTC)
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::::Did you mean "''...not used on any non-User or User Talk namespace article...''", Considering ''User:'' is a namespace? &mdash; {{User:Lapper/sig}} 20:57, 8 December 2005 (UTC)
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:::::No, I meant "Main namespace," but forgot to write main.  I just fixed it. {{User:Some HSR themed username/sig}} 21:00, 8 December 2005 (UTC)
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::::The way HSRusername put it is how I've always looked at it. Note, however, that images used to make points in discussions or on STUFF pages are okay too, as well as things like templates and so on. But if an image is ''only'' in the User namespace, it is assigned to the person using it or the person who uploaded it (which are usually one and the same). &mdash; [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 21:02, 8 December 2005 (UTC)
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:::::I don't mind moving forward on Dot com's idea. Now that we have more space and bandwidth, personal images aren't as big of an issue. We do want to keep some limits just so things don't get out of hand, but I think two images plus a sig sized image is a reasonable limit. Good thinking, Dot com. &mdash; {{User:JoeyDay/sig}} 21:43, 8 December 2005 (UTC)
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== Minor Edits ==
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::::::I don't have a problem with It's dot com's proposal as written.  (I don't like signature images, and wouldn't mind not allowing them at all, but I know better than to argue with this crowd about that.  Check out [[Wikipedia:Wikipedia:Signature#Things to avoid|Wikipedia's things to avoid in signatures list]]. Most of what they suggest users don't do we allow for some reason.)  I would however like to add the stipulation that all images be tagged and categorized appropriately.  I have already set up a nice [[:Category:Images by copyright status|category system]] that can be used.  It would be much easier to tell what images are personal images, because they would be licensed correctly by their uploaders.  This of course could stem into a greater [[HRWiki:Projects|project]] of tagging all the images on the Wiki.  Most of them would of course be tagged with <nowiki>{{</nowiki>[[Template:web-screenshot|web-screenshot]]}}, but the framework is in place for other licenses should the need arise.[[User:Tom|<nowiki></nowiki>]]  --  [[User:Tom|Tom]] 00:00, 9 December 2005 (UTC)
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Note to social-remediation: What makes minor edits so minor? In other words, how do minor edits support the Wiki without actually showing changes or basic editing? -{{User:Umlaut76/sig}} 10:26, 2 December 2008 (UTC)
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:Have a look at the definition in our [[HRWiki:Standards#Use_the_Minor_Edit_button_appropriately|standards]]. Also, please don't start a talk page post with a star :){{User:Loafing/sig}} 20:40, 2 December 2008 (UTC)
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Two images is what i've been saying [[:Image:fifty.PNG|all]] [[:Image:DndElcool.PNG|along]]! {{User:E.L. Cool/sig}} 04:54, 9 December 2005 (UTC) (Please don't shoot me.)
 
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:::::::I like that idea. Nice goin' dot com. {{User:Bubsty/sig}} 04:55, 9 December 2005 (UTC)
 
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::::::::Yay! Now I can have my Van Buren Award image without any trouble. - {{User:Kookykman/sig}}
 
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I've been looking for a project to do. I'll get right on those tags. {{User:ACupOfCoffee/sig}} 15:16, 9 December 2005 (UTC)
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:Should I tag the images that are orphaned, put them up for deletion, both, or neither? {{User:ACupOfCoffee/sig}} 15:46, 9 December 2005 (UTC)
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::Neither, for now. There's already a special page that shows [[Special:Unusedimages|unused images]], so there's no need to tag them. &mdash; [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 16:22, 9 December 2005 (UTC)
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:::Um, before we go on tagging all orphaned images for deletion, I suggest that they be [http://www.hrwiki.org/index.php?title=Image:NavBarCropped.PNG&action=history carefully inspected] before they are deleted. --[[User:Stux|Stux]] 17:28, 9 December 2005 (UTC)
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::::Right. Do not mark any images for deletion solely because they have been orphaned. (But if they're the wrong format or an exact duplicate of another image, then that's a different story. Is that right, Tom?) &mdash; [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 17:37, 9 December 2005 (UTC)
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:::::All right I'll tag them along with the rest. {{User:ACupOfCoffee/sig}} 23:00, 9 December 2005 (UTC)
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:::::<strike>We need a DVD cover category. I'm no good with making templates or I'd do it myself.</strike> {{User:ACupOfCoffee/sig}} 23:00, 9 December 2005 (UTC)
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::::::Never mind, I just made it. {{User:ACupOfCoffee/sig}} 07:51, 11 December 2005 (UTC)
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:::::Great job ACupOfCoffee! Stramy's done good too!  I have a question ... [[:Image:TeenGirlSquad10.PNG|are]] [[:Image:Bad_Guy_Pic.PNG|these]] from the DVD too? I know some might be both but my guess is that only the real source needs to the mentioned. --[[User:Stux|Stux]] 14:26, 11 December 2005 (UTC)
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::::::I very highly doubt that they are. I'm in favor of just the <nowiki>{{web-screenshot}}</nowiki> tag by itself on those, but what do others think? <i>Better safe than sorry</i>, or <i>as little legalese as necessary</i>? {{User:ACupOfCoffee/sig}} 23:07, 11 December 2005 (UTC)
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:::::::Well, both tags say literally "This '''is''' a screenshot from...". The image we have is only a literal screenshot of a web page. Legally, if the tags are worth anything at all, then the web one is enough. &mdash;[[User:AbdiViklas|AbdiViklas]] 04:30, 12 December 2005 (UTC)
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== Appearances VS. Filmography ==
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How do you discontinue being a user on the wiki? - {{User:Bubyman/sig}} 22:11, 23 December 2008 (UTC)
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:Stop logging in, stop editing, and stop visiting the URL. That's the most tried-and-true method. --[[User:DorianGray|DorianGray]] 06:05, 24 December 2008 (UTC)
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::To follow up on the above answer, we almost never actually ''delete'' user accounts, so a user who wants to leave just becomes inactive. In general, it doesn't hurt to keep unused accounts on the books, and someone who's left might someday decide to become active again. &mdash; [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 04:56, 2 January 2009 (UTC)
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Is there any sort of definition between "Appearances" and "Filmography" on a page? I noticed mostly it's [[Items|items]] that have "Appearances", whereas [[Characters|characters]] have "Filmography", which makes sense to me. Why I ask is if there's a difference, because I noticed a lot of [[Places|places]] have "Filmography". If you ask me, they should have "Appearances" because they're inanimate. "Filmography" sounds more like an acting thing, whereas "Appearances" sounds like an... appearing thing. Later, if it turns out there should be a difference between the two, or if one should be scrapped for another, we could take this to [[HRWiki:Standards|Standards]] as well. --[[User:DorianGray|DorianGray]]
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==Adding contents table to a page==
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:Your logic about places having appearances makes sense to me. Filmographies feels like it should apply only to people (or in our case, dumb animal characters). &mdash; [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 04:06, 21 December 2005 (UTC)
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::It's all over the place too... Small, rarely used Places like the [[Error Page]] and the [[Race Track]] say "Filmography", but so do a few big, highly linked places--[[The Field]], for example. ([[Strong Badia]], on the other hand, says "Appearances".) --[[User:DorianGray|DorianGray]]
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:::I think I got them all. There were fewer than I thought, but now it's consistant (and logical). --[[User:DorianGray|DorianGray]]
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== Welcoming ==
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I've tried to edit in a contents table for quick acces to sections of pages, but when I click on edit to see the code for such a thing, it's not there! Can someone help me figure out, or tell me, what the code is for tables of contents? Thanks in advance. [[User:MarioMaster2008|MarioMaster2008]] 03:47, 3 January 2009 (UTC)
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:To add a table of contents to a page, add <code><nowiki>__TOC__</nowiki></code> (note that there are ''two'' underscores before and after the code) to wherever you want the box to appear. If the page has less than three sections, use <code><nowiki>__FORCETOC__</nowiki></code> to force the box to appear (it might not otherwise, I think). --[[User:DorianGray|DorianGray]] 05:59, 3 January 2009 (UTC)
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::Thank you, Dorian, for helping me fix up my contributions. [[User:MarioMaster2008|MarioMaster2008]] 06:10, 3 January 2009 (UTC)
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:::No probalo. --[[User:DorianGray|DorianGray]] 06:11, 3 January 2009 (UTC)
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How do you know when there is a new user and when to welcome them? {{User:Tampo/sig}}
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== Autoconfirming account ==
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:If on recent changes a user creates a userpage and has no talk page, then you should welcome them. If there is a user whose name appears red on rc, but has a talk page, it's likely that they've been welcomed. If you go to the talk page and click the history tab, you can check to see if they've already been welcomed, or if they haven't and just created a talk page a while back. But if you're not sure at all, just check that user's contributions and see how far they've been here. If they've been here for a while, with no welcome, it's you're decsion to welcome.--{{User:bkmlb/sig}} 15:30, 27 December 2005 (UTC)
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It said I have to autoconfirm my account before uploading anything. How do I do that? [[User:Joshcalvin|joshcalvin]] 20:13, 19 January 2009 (UTC)
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:Wait a couple of days. AUTOconfirm means it does it automatically. Just be patient. {{User:DeFender1031/sig}} 20:22, 19 January 2009 (UTC)
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== Creating an account ==
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== Bottom 10 styles ==
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On the create an account or log in, there is only Username: and password. How in the world are you supposed to create an account? {{User:Tampo/sig}}
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[[image:Bottom_10.PNG|thumb|Can it be done?]]
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:Until the lockdown is lifted (which, according to all reports I've gotten, should be soon), you have to ask a sysop to do it for you. &mdash; [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 17:06, 27 December 2005 (UTC)
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Ok, so I noticed that like EVERYONE has a section on their userpage for their bottom ten. I have no idea how I could go about doing this, but is there a possible way someone could make a blockquote class for the screen the bottom ten comes up on in the e-mail [[bottom ten]]? I have no idea how to use mediawiki or anything, or else i'd try it myself. Anyone? Jelly? <Font size="1">Grapity?</Font>  -{{User:Opus the Penguin/sig}} 23:18, 25 January 2009 (UTC)
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:Here's an idea. Type on it in Paint using the font [[Fonts#Glitch0|Glitch0]] and type on it using the typing tool. I will provide a video for you in a few minutes. {{User:MichaelXX2/sig}} 01:44, 26 January 2009 (UTC)
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::Michael, i think you misunderstood the question. He's asking if the devs can set up a blockquote class to do it on-wiki. {{User:DeFender1031/sig}} 01:48, 26 January 2009 (UTC)
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:::Well, I don't think it could be done like that, so I' giving him another option to choose from. If he doesn't like it, he can ask Dot com to make him a blockquote. {{User:MichaelXX2/sig}} 01:56, 26 January 2009 (UTC)
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::::It CAN be done like that, and that's EXACTLY what he's asking. Now why don't we stop and let the devs actually see this before it gets out of hand, rather than suggesting other things that are not what is being requested? {{User:DeFender1031/sig}} 01:59, 26 January 2009 (UTC)
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:::::Opus, watch {{pl|l=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iu7Y1O5cLdQ this video}} and see if it's not what you want. If it isn't, I'll let the Developers handle it. {{User:MichaelXX2/sig}} 02:02, 26 January 2009 (UTC)
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::::::I know it can be done, I just have no idea how. I was merely making a suggestion after noticing so many pages with a bottom 10 list (including mine). -{{User:Opus the Penguin/sig}} 02:07, 26 January 2009 (UTC)
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::Michael's suggestion actually seems pretty good.  I might have to sacrifice one of my personal image slots and try it.  Not as good as a blockquote, but I doubt the sysops would make one if it's only for personal use.  {{User:GuardDuck/sig}} 02:31, 26 January 2009 (UTC)
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:::If it were only a few users, then yes I would agree. But TONS of users have these lists on their pages. After all, the purpose of the email class blockquotes are purely aesthetic anyway, why not create a new one that many users could use and would enhance the user's page? --{{User:Opus the Penguin/sig}} 02:37, 26 January 2009 (UTC)
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<div style="background:url(/images/thumb/a/a7/Bottom_10.PNG/600px-Bottom_10.PNG); width: 560px; height: 282px; padding:130px 20px 20px; margin: 1em 0">
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'''1. Thcleaning up your own puke off the keyboard'''<br>
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'''2. Songs that try to pass off la la's, na na's, and doot do's'''<br>
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'''&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;as legit lyrics'''<br>
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'''3. Giving chocloate desserts dangerous names'''<br>
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'''4. There was this one time I had to hug a tree'''<br>
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'''5. Um...not pigeons'''<br>
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'''6. Foul stench of wet The Cheat'''<br>
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'''7. Miniaturized versions of already bite-sized food'''<br>
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'''8. Emails with more than 1 fwd: or re: in the subject line'''<br>
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'''9. That horrible painting in Strong Mad's closet'''<br>
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'''10. Dry t-shirt contests<br>
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<span style="color:#666">'''<nowiki>*</nowiki>11. The Jibblies'''</span><br>
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<span style="color:#666">'''<nowiki>*</nowiki>Not in bottom 10'''</span>
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</div>
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You mean kinda like this? You don't need a custom blockquote, or a personal image, just a div with some styles. &mdash; [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 02:37, 26 January 2009 (UTC)
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:Perhaps we could remove "Strong Bad's" from the top though so people can replace it with their own name though. {{User:DeFender1031/sig}} 02:40, 26 January 2009 (UTC)
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::That was my original idea. By the way, I didn't know you could do it that way. As I said before, you never cease to amaze me Dot Com! -{{User:Opus the Penguin/sig}} 02:46, 26 January 2009 (UTC)
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:::Cool, I'm glad it's what you were looking for. Glad to help! By the way, NASCAR isn't a real sport. :) &mdash; [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 03:00, 26 January 2009 (UTC)
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::::Cool, thank's for the help. By the way, you no longer amaze me. You don't get a ding. -{{User:Opus the Penguin/sig}} 03:03, 26 January 2009 (UTC)
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:::::Aw, peas. &mdash; [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 03:04, 26 January 2009 (UTC)
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:::::Just kiddin'. By the way, if we uploaded a custom image, would that count as one of our personal images? -{{User:Opus the Penguin/sig}} 03:05, 26 January 2009 (UTC)
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::::::Yes, but you don't need to. use the one i uploaded with text there... if no one else makes an example, i'll do it tomorrow when i'm less tired. {{User:DeFender1031/sig}} 03:09, 26 January 2009 (UTC)
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:::::::The intent of the personal-image rule is to keep people from uploading lots of images (especially ones that aren't related to the project) to decorate their pages. Since this image could serve many users (kind of like a userbox image), I think it serves the project and wouldn't need to be labeled as "belonging" to any particular user. Still, this is the kind of thing we'd want to watch that we didn't go overboard on. &mdash; [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 03:13, 26 January 2009 (UTC)
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<div style="<!-- TEMPORARY background:url(/images/thumb/0/0b/Generic_Bottom_10.PNG/600px-Generic_Bottom_10.PNG); --> width: 600px; height: 432px; margin: 1em 0; position:relative">
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<div style="position:absolute; left: 45px; top: 3px; width: 200px; height: 30px; font-weight: bold; color: yellow; font-size: 20px">STRONG BAD'S</div>
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<div style="position:absolute; left: 20px; top: 130px; width: 580px; height: 282px; font-weight: bold; color: black">
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1. Thcleaning up your own puke off the keyboard<br>
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2. Songs that try to pass off la la's, na na's, and doot do's<br>
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;as legit lyrics<br>
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3. Giving chocloate desserts dangerous names<br>
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4. There was this one time I had to hug a tree<br>
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5. Um...not pigeons<br>
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6. Foul stench of wet The Cheat<br>
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7. Miniaturized versions of already bite-sized food<br>
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8. Emails with more than 1 fwd: or re: in the subject line<br>
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9. That horrible painting in Strong Mad's closet<br>
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10. Dry t-shirt contests<br>
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<span style="color:#666"><nowiki>*</nowiki>11. The Jibblies</span><br>
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<span style="color:#666"><nowiki>*</nowiki>Not in bottom 10</span>
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</div></div>
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Here you go... that'll let you change the name at the top to whatever you'd like. {{User:Phlip/sig}} 03:15, 26 January 2009 (UTC)
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[[Image:GuardDuck's Bottom 10.png|thumb|right|Guard Duck's Bottom 10, in all its beauty.]]
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== Lockdown ==
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:I know you guys just made that ''beautiful'' blockquote, but I sorta wanted to create my own anyway, just for more freedom with editing.  Here it is, if you care.  {{User:GuardDuck/sig}} 03:18, 26 January 2009 (UTC)
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::What happened to all the Bottom 10 things? Why is it, um, doing this. *points to top of the page* {{User:Movie magic man/sig}} 14:26, 16 March 2010 (UTC)
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:::Background styles are temporarily disabled due to a recent software patch. To keep it from breaking the page, I {{p|l=http://www.hrwiki.org/w/index.php?title=HRWiki_talk:FAQ&diff=696110&oldid=696104 removed}} the background image. It will be fixed with the next upgrade. &mdash; [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 20:23, 16 March 2010 (UTC)
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What is this lockdown thing and how did it start? {{User:Tampo/sig}}
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== Where the crap is the fanstuff wiki? ==
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:The lockdown means that anonymous users temporarily can no longer edit the Wiki. Also, no new users can register unless a sysop sets up an account for them. This happened because a vandal bot replaced several pages with the text "N---- STOLE MY COW!" at an extremely fast rate. We couldn't revert its edits and the sysops couldn't block the many usernames it was registering fast enough, so a lockdown was the only way we could stop it. As I understand it, the admins have a plan to end the lockdown soon. I hope that's helpful. {{User:Heimstern Läufer/sig}} 01:43, 28 December 2005 (UTC)
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::See also [[Talk:Main_Page#NSMC_is_at_it_again]]. By the way, when Heimstern says the bot "replaced several pages" and the sysops couldn't block the "many usernames," be aware that we're talking about numbers in the ''thousands'', done in a matter of ''minutes''. &mdash; [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 01:53, 28 December 2005 (UTC)
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:::Yeah, that's what I meant to say. I just didn't make it very clear. It was really bad. {{User:Heimstern Läufer/sig}} 02:03, 28 December 2005 (UTC)
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== Small Changes ==
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This doesn't really have much to do with this particular wiki, but it is H*R/wiki-related. Anyways, where is the fanstuff wiki?? {{User:Religious Corn/sig}} 18:32, 7 February 2009 (UTC)
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:I think the better question is, where the crap has Religious Corn been, because this question has [[User talk:It's dot com#Fanstuff wiki|been addressed]] [[User talk:It's dot com#Fanstuff wiki 2|many]], [[Forum:14674|many]] [[HRWiki:Main Page Talk Archive 30#Fanstuff update?|times]]. &mdash; [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 19:38, 7 February 2009 (UTC)
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Um... Is it just me, or did the text for page diffs just get really small? Usually, when you go to the recent changes and click the "diff" button, the text above (y'know, that appears in green or yellow boxes, and sometimes is red where you added stuff) isn't much smaller than the text on the rest of the page. Now, though, it's ''very'' small. I can hardly read it... I have a screenshot of this new version too (although THAT is also small, due to the nature of Photobucket), just to show the differences. It seems odd... Also, I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask about this, either. --[[User:DorianGray|DorianGray]]
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Could you at least let me use the old fanstuff wiki? I need somewhere to take my sbemails and art that I cranked out. --[[User:Fangoriously|Fangoriously]] 20:53, 7 February 2009 (UTC)
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:Whoa. I'm afraid it may actually be just me. The font size has become smaller on other URLs as well... Okay, with this new evidence, anyone know the cause--and better yet, how to fix it? --[[User:DorianGray|DorianGray]]
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:No, the old wiki is archived. It doesn't exist in an editable state anymore. &mdash; [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 19:44, 9 February 2009 (UTC)
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::One cause of small text I've noticed is when the loading is stopped right before it is finished. It's happened to me a few times, but I believe in your case some personal CSS might be in order? I'll see if I can whip something up. &mdash; {{User:Lapper/sig}} 03:47, 28 December 2005 (UTC)
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::Can you still access the old wiki? If so, where is it? {{User:Religious Corn/sig}} 23:20, 12 February 2009 (UTC)
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:::Do you have a mouse with a scroll wheel? If so, click on a "diff" link, [http://www.hrwiki.org/index.php?title=HRWiki_talk:FAQ&curid=2614&diff=223565&oldid=223563 like this one] for example. Hold down Ctrl and move the mouse wheel up, then down. The size of the text should change. Adjust it until it's back to normal, and you're done. Hope this helps! &mdash; [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 03:49, 28 December 2005 (UTC)
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:::I can still access the old wiki in the sense that I can dig around in the database, but it is not Web-accessible. &mdash; [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 01:10, 14 February 2009 (UTC)
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::::Hey, that fixed it! Thanks, It's dot com! Is there anything you can't do? I wonder how that happened anyway... --[[User:DorianGray|DorianGray]]
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:::::Darn. Now my shoes are soaked from mucking around in the core CSS file. Anyway, glad that's fixed. &mdash; {{User:Lapper/sig}} 03:54, 28 December 2005 (UTC)
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::::::I was never able to understand CSS anyways... I can barely HTML. Thanks for tryin' anyways. Maybe next time. --[[User:DorianGray|DorianGray]]
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== [[Sandbox]] ==
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== Sysop ==
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If you delete that line in the [[sandbox]] that says !--You WILL get blocked from editing the wiki if you remove this line--! will you really get blocked? {{User:Tampo/sig}}
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Is a sysop a user or not? --{{User:Fangoriously/SIGGY HERE!}} 01:35, 22 February 2009 (UTC)
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:A sysop is a user with extra abilities and responsibilities. --[[User:DorianGray|DorianGray]] 01:37, 22 February 2009 (UTC)
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:Ummm... Yeah. Usually the sysops don't lie.--{{User:Benol/sig}} 16:42, 1 January 2006 (UTC)
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== RSS Feed ==
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::Besides, do you really want to find out?--{{User:Benol/sig}} 16:43, 1 January 2006 (UTC)
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Do you guys have an RSS/XML feed that I could subscribe to? If not, does HomestarRunner.com have one?
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:::Yes. You get blocked for 24 hours.  {{User:Rogue Leader/sig}} 16:50, 1 January 2006 (UTC)
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:Yeah, we do. See [[HRWiki:Main Page Talk Archive 28#RSS Feed]] and [[HRWiki:Feeds]]. --[[User:DorianGray|DorianGray]] 04:13, 19 March 2009 (UTC)
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::::Why would they say it if they didn't mean it? To scare us? :P [[User:Nintendogs123|Nintendogs123]] 07:17, 2 January 2006 (UTC)
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::We now have an RSS feed of recent official updates at [[Special:Updates]]. &mdash; [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 16:40, 21 June 2009 (UTC)
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Why would they put that line there in the first place? {{User:Tampo/sig}}
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:Because we don't want anyone deleting the line. It explains the purpose of the sandbox which is important for newbies. {{User:Homestar Coder/sig}} 15:22, 2 January 2006 (UTC)
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== Userboxes ==
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how do i make userboxes?
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:See [[HRWiki:Userbox]]. &mdash; [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 17:43, 21 March 2009 (UTC)
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::Exactly. It's not so much the text "!--You WILL get blocked from editing the wiki if you remove this line--!", it's specifically refering to the <nowiki>{{sandbox}}</nowiki> template right beside it, that explains the purpose of the sandbox. {{User:Thunderbird L17/Siggie}} 00:41, 3 January 2006 (UTC)
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== more in-depth upload help. ==
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== Problem ==
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I didn't find this article's upload section helpful... at all. Could someone give me a more detailed way to become upload approved and how to get the images both onto my computer and onto the wiki? --[[User:Jellote|Jellote]] 11:02, 16 May 2009 (UTC)
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:I was working on my user page, but when I saved it, it said I logged out. But I '''''was''''' logged in as Homsad, I'm positive! What happened? [[User:Homsad|Homsad]] 05:21, 5 January 2006 (UTC)
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:Try checking out [[Help:Image]]. --[[User:DorianGray|DorianGray]] 11:05, 16 May 2009 (UTC)
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I don't really know. Sometimes it happens to me and it can be very annoying {{User:Tampo/sig}}
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== Userbox templates ==
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:Weird... [[User:Homsad|Homsad]] 00:07, 6 January 2006 (UTC)
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::Probably just some kind of timeout problem. It's happened to me here and there too. Not all too often though. {{User:Thunderbird L17/Siggie}} 01:23, 6 January 2006 (UTC)
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Is it ''really'' necessary for users to have those userbox templates located at <nowiki>{{User:JohnDoe/userbox}}</nowiki>? I quote from [[HRWiki:User Space]]: "Please do not abuse this privilege. '''Do not use component (nested) pages for content that could just as easily go on your main page.''' Can't those userbox codes just as easily go on the main userpage instead of having to be embedded in a user space template? And I know I have one at the moment of typing this, but I'm substing it for proof of comment. See if you can tell the difference in {{pl|l=http://www.hrwiki.org/index.php?title=User:MichaelXX2&direction=prev&oldid=650804 this}} and {{pl|l=http://www.hrwiki.org/index.php?title=User:MichaelXX2&direction=next&oldid=646713 this}}. No difference, right? That just proves my point. {{User:MichaelXX2/sig}} 21:14, 21 May 2009 (UTC)
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== Font ==
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:Are they ''really'' hurting anything? This has been [[HRWiki_talk:User_space#Userbox_subpages|brought up]] before, without much discussion, but the points there are still valid. {{User:GreenHelmet/sig}} 02:35, 22 May 2009 (UTC)
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== Image Help ==
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:You probably forgot to close a tag in your April Fool's sig, as best I can figure it. This happens often to people. --[[User:DorianGray|DorianGray]]
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I checked and all my tags were closed. {{User:Tampo/sig}}
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:Check again. It's probably a small tag. &mdash; [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 01:37, 6 January 2006 (UTC)
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::There is an extra small tag, but I'm not sure exactly where to put the close... I'll keep trying. {{User:Thunderbird L17/Siggie}} 01:42, 6 January 2006 (UTC)
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::I gave up on trying to close it, I just got rid of it instead. {{User:Thunderbird L17/Siggie}} 01:43, 6 January 2006 (UTC)
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== Stinkoman 20X6 Enemies ==
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I need help. I'm trying to upload a new image for my signature. I upload my image, it has the right file type ('''''PNG'''''), I add a summary (the summary was "My signature"), I put the copyright box thing (''I do not own the license''), click '''Upload''', '''BUT EVERY SINGLE FREAKING TIME, I GET THIS CRAP,''' ''The file is corrupt or has an incorrect extension. Please check the file and upload again.''
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When I was editing the Stinkoman 20X6 Enemies when I saved the page, the Bendini Sisters entry said :below.) So I checked the editing box and the Bendidni sisters entry was just fine. HOW  DID THAT HAPPEN?! {{User:Tampo/sig}}
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'''PLEASE HELP ME!!!''' -[[User:Deesejaiman|Deesejaiman]]
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Never mind. I got it fixed. {{User:Tampo/sig}}
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== Extensions ==
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Does anyone know if the source code for the extensions "Cheatbot" and "Personalimages" are released? I was thinking about installing them on my wiki. [[User:Star Runner Home|Star Runner Home]]
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:It's [[The]] Cheatbot. Neither one has been released, nor are they likely to be anytime soon. ([[User:The Cheatbot|The Cheatbot]] is basically just a username to use for some custom back-end maintenance scripts wrapped in a Special page (although it could easily be a command-line function), and Personalimages was one of the very first things I wrote for this site and would need a lot of work before being released publicly.) &mdash; [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 23:24, 18 June 2009 (UTC)
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== Signature ==
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:If there is need of them, other sysops will make them into such. --[[User:DorianGray|DorianGray]]
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:What are sysops? &mdash;[[User:It's dot org|It's dot org]]
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:: People with the ability to delete pages (rather than just blanking them), block abusive users, and so forth. There are currently 16 human sysops (and two robots with sysop-like powers). Anyone can edit pages, of course; sysops just have a little bit more power in doing so. --{{User:Jay/sig}} 19:51, 6 January 2006 (UTC)
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:: Also, see [[HRWiki:Administrators|this page]]. --{{User:Jay/sig}} 19:51, 6 January 2006 (UTC)
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:::Actualy, Bureaucrats make them into such. {{User:ACupOfCoffee/sig}} 04:07, 15 January 2006 (UTC)
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== Stinkoman 20X6 Enemies ==
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i noseted that some users have a custem signature (like {{User:Kermit1234/sig}})how do i get one? --[[User:Corbin377|Corbin377]] 14:50, 26 July 2009 (UTC)
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:See [[Help:Signature]] and [[HRWiki:Signature]]. {{User:Theycallmefree/sig}} 15:23, 26 July 2009 (UTC)
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Somehow on Stinkoman 20X6 Enemies, the whole page changed. Frotzer and Gaspeau were switched around and Harvax's quote was wrong. HOW DID THAT HAPPEN?!?!?! {{User:Tampo/sig}}
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== Decompiling Flash files ==
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== Revert ==
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I want to make a fan video about Sibbie...how do you download a Flash video from the site to decompile it in Flash?? {{User:Religious Corn/sig}} 02:41, 13 November 2009 (UTC)
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:In the External Links section of each toon there is a direct link to the Flash file. Right-click on the link and then choose the option to save it to your computer. As for decompiling the file, I recommend Flash Decompiler Trillix by Eltima Software. It's not free, but there's a demo version if you want to try it out. &mdash; [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 04:31, 13 November 2009 (UTC)
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How do you revert? I would like to revert but I don't know how. The instructions are confusing. {{User:Tampo/sig}}
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== How do you put those boxes on your userpage? ==
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:When a page has been trolled or had a bad edit made, the simplest way to change it back is to revert it. Each page has a history of every edit made to it, see. Up at the top, you'll notice a little tab marked "history" (it's the fourth from the left, usually). Click on that and it'll bring up a page of all the edits made to that page, most recent ones on the top. Find the version you want to change it back to and click the date for that version. This will bring that version up in the window for editing. Just type "reverted" or "rv" (or "rv/v" for vandalism) ito the edit summary box beneath it and hit "save page". And that will correct the whole page! I hope that helps. If not, check out the [[Help:Contents|Help pages]] for more information. --[[User:DorianGray|DorianGray]]
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Some of these people have these boxes with stuff like "this user is 13 years or older" or something like that. How do you get it?
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:Only registered users are allowed to have user pages. Once you've [[Special:UserLogin|created an account]], check out [[HRWiki:User space]] and [[HRWiki:Userboxes]]. Hope that helps. {{User:DeFender1031/sig}} 02:32, 24 December 2009 (UTC)
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::Instructions for reverting can also be found at [[HRWiki:WikiTroll#How to revert a page]].&nbsp;-- [[User:Tom|Tom]] 18:45, 7 January 2006 (UTC)
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== New page ==
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== [[Talk:Stinkoman_20X6_Screens]] ==
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How do you create a new page? I have an idea but I don't know how to make one. Help? [[User:doctorwho295|doctorwho295]] 22 March 2010
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:The easiest way to do it is to search for the page you want to create. If it doesn't exist/redirects to another page, you'll see this:
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:<blockquote>'''There is no page titled "hogwash".''' You can [[hogwash|create this page]]</blockquote>
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:Click the red link and you'll be taken to the editing panel. Write up the page, preview it, and save. It's that easy. {{User:Elcool/sig}} 06:05, 23 March 2010 (UTC)
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How come nobody notices that there is a discussion page for [[Talk:Stinkoman_20X6_Screens|Stinkoman 20X6 Screens]]?!? I made a page for it in November and put something on [[Talk:Stinkoman_20X6_Enemies_and_Items]] that there is a disscussion page for Stinkoman Screens. {{User:Tampo/sig}}
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== Changing a FAQ answer ==
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If you'll look at the post above this one, I answered on how to create a new page. It's a different way that what we [[HRWiki:FAQ#How do I start a new article?|currently suggest]], and I think my way is better, because you also search for the term you are about to create a page about, and with it have fewer steps (Just searching, instead of editing the whole sandbox). Therefore, I think we should change the FAQ. {{User:Elcool/sig}} 06:11, 23 March 2010 (UTC)
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:Sure, why not. I rarely create a page using the redlink method, and only then when it branches off a real page, never from the sandbox. The way you suggest is probably the easiest method to put in the FAQ. It's not the method with the least amount of steps, though. That would be to go to <code><nowiki>http://www.hrwiki.org/wiki/Some new page</nowiki></code> and then click the create tab. &mdash; [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 16:01, 23 March 2010 (UTC)
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::Great :). And it's the easiest way if you're creating a page with spaces in the title or special marks (", ?, !, etc.) and don't want to be bothered with the correct code. {{User:Elcool/sig}} 20:53, 23 March 2010 (UTC)
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:::Spaces and special marks (except the question mark) usually aren't a problem with the quick method, at least not in my browser. I type them in like normal and it converts them to underscores or codes as necessary. &mdash; [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 22:03, 23 March 2010 (UTC)
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Should we add on the [[HRWiki:WikiTroll]] that he copies peoples stuff? He copied my Tampo Wiki page '''exactly'''!!! He also copied Benol's Guestbook exactly. Is this trolling? {{User:Tampo/sig}}
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==A new template==
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:Actually, those subpages are not allowed because they are fanstuff/blogs. See our [[HRWiki:User_space#What about user subpages.3F|subpage guidelines]]. &mdash; [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 00:57, 11 January 2006 (UTC)
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Alright, while I'm sure this doesn't belong here, I can't find any place else for it.
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::P.S. Do you mean that he copied the ''format'' of the guestbook? The content of the two guestbooks is certainly not the same. First of all, you can steal formatting from just about anywhere you want. Second, Benol stole the format from the Lappy emails anyway. &mdash; [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 01:07, 11 January 2006 (UTC)
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:::The accusation that anyone copied anyone else's stuff would depend heavily on whether any of this stuff really belongs to the person who posted it, which is cleared up nicely in our disclaimer. The disclaimer clearly states that everything you post here gets released under a creative commons license, which states unequivically that all this content is free for use by anyone so long as they don't make any money from using and/or publishing it. Therefore, nothing you post here belongs to you, and therefore, anyone is free to copy anyone else's stuff. Period. If you don't agree with that, you're free to stop posting stuff on the wiki. '''EDIT:''' Now that I've read this again I realize I sounded kinda angry here. I hate how it's impossible to convey tone on the internet. I didn't mean to sound angry; only meant to make a point. &mdash; {{User:JoeyDay/sig}} 20:53, 11 January 2006 (UTC)
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::::Yeah, often I feel the need to use a smiley and can't on the wiki too. :) As for copying, I just wanted to point out that I think of others copying my formatting or ideas as a sign that I did something right, or came up with a cool idea. I'm always proud when that happens. {{User:Thunderbird L17/Siggie}} 00:19, 12 January 2006 (UTC)
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Is there a template for unanswered questions, such as the [http://www.mariowiki.com/Template:Talk Talk template] on the MarioWiki? I'm there too, and I like to [[Overdescriptive Nouns|answer unanswered questions that need to be answered but cannot be answered since nobody knows that they need to be answered]]. --[[User:Essence of Ghost Water|Essence of Ghost Water]] 11:50, 16 April 2010 (UTC)
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Once sysops are sysops, are they always going to be sysops (like permanently)? {{User:Tampo/sig}}
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== How do you get one of those columns? ==
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:For all intents and purposes, yes. &mdash; {{User:Lapper/sig}} 01:27, 13 January 2006 (UTC)
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I've noticed on user pages like [[Its dot com]] that there's a column on the right that shows what they like, the first [[Strong Bad Email]] they've ever seen, and what they've purchased from [[the Store]]. I would like to know how you get those on your page, and what types of info you can put on them. Thanks for your help, it's greatly appreciated! --R. Judd 20:48, 21 September 2010 (UTC)
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::'''[EDIT CONFLICT]'' Yes. The only exception I can think of is if a sysop actually harmed the wiki through vandalism, trolling or some other method. This has never happened and likely never will, since only good users become sysops in the first place. {{User:Heimstern Läufer/sig}} 01:28, 13 January 2006 (UTC)
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:[[HRWiki:Userboxes]]. --[[User:DorianGray|DorianGray]] 20:49, 21 September 2010 (UTC)
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:::I'm always intrigued when people post questions like this. So, out of curiosity, why do you ask? &mdash; [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 01:30, 13 January 2006 (UTC)
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:::Perhaps this is another "[[HRWiki:Main Page Talk Archive 6#Inactive Admins|inactive admins]]" comment? For any reason, I don't think we should worry about it. &mdash; {{User:Lapper/sig}} 01:33, 13 January 2006 (UTC)
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== Why didn't TBC make a Halloween cartoon this year? ==
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For 2010, it's past Halloween, and they still haven't!
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:[http://forum.hrwiki.org/ Forum.] {{User:The Knights Who Say Ni/sig}} 02:28, 3 November 2010 (UTC)
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== Separate school account...? ==
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On my [[User:Tampo/Guestbook|guestbook]] the numbers are all weird. They go 1, 2, 3, 41, 2, 3. Why are they like that? {{User:Tampo/sig}}
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I was wondering if it would be acceptable to make a account for at school, i.e. since my main account is <b>LikeLakers2</b>, (I'm not making this logged in for security reasons, since its from a shared school computer) I could name it <b>LikeLakers2School</b>, or maybe <b>LL2School</b>. One of the main security reasons is that, if I accidentally forget to logout of the school account, that a vandalism by someone other than me, using my account, would not be as likely to be charged against my main account. (might be finished later, feel free to respond as it is) LikeLakers2, via [[Special:Contributions/204.122.254.23|204.122.254.23]] 15:45, 7 December 2010 (UTC)
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:I really don't think that's necessary. When you log in, just never check the "Remember my login on this computer" box. That way all you have to do to log out is close your browser. Besides, we don't have much of a vandalism problem these days. Are there really that many enemies/morons around you that you think this would be an issue? &mdash; [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 16:50, 7 December 2010 (UTC)
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::Alternatively, you just edit anonymously while at school. Then there's no chance of someone getting on your main account. -[[Special:Contributions/132.183.151.97|132.183.151.97]] 17:15, 7 December 2010 (UTC)
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:::Or don't edit at school - read a book!  {{User:OptimisticFool/sig}} 17:30, 7 December 2010 (UTC)
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:The user that has the in that first number 4 slot may not have a tag closed in his or her signature. This often forces a newline, which can disrupt the numbering system. Simply alert that user of the issue. &mdash; {{User:Lapper/sig}} 02:50, 24 January 2006 (UTC)
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== Username Change ==
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== Book sources ==
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I want to change my name to "Seriously386" Because my current name is too long, unpronouncable, and hard to type. How do I change it? {{User:Gfdgsgxgzgdrc/sig‎}} 00:34, 3 January 2012 (UTC)
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:You need to take your request to [[HRWiki:Changing username]]. --[[User:DorianGray|DorianGray]] 00:47, 3 January 2012 (UTC)
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Whats the [[Special:Booksources|Book sources]] thing?? {{User:The thing/sig}} 23:34, 15 January 2006 (UTC)
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== Can't Set Up an Account ==
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:It is supposed to provide automatic links to book houses so you can, I presume, purchase or get more info about a book. For example, go to [[Special:Booksources/0439784549]] and then click on one of the links, and you will see a page about ''Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince''. &mdash; [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 23:52, 15 January 2006 (UTC)
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I am trying to set up an account, but when I click the "log in" link in the upper right corner, the Login/ Sign Up page dosn't have a "create account" button. When I click on another link to the page, it says:
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Can someone help me sort this out? [[Special:Contributions/76.182.207.195|76.182.207.195]] 00:53, 12 May 2012 (UTC)
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:A few days ago, there was a spam attack, so account creation was disabled. {{User:RickTommy/sig}} 01:03, 12 May 2012 (UTC)
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::That's partially correct. A few days ago, we got finally tired of persistent spam accounts. We'll fully reenable account creation once we improve our spam prevention. &mdash; [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 01:31, 12 May 2012 (UTC)
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Send an email to admin@hrwiki.org with your preferred username and a ''temporary'' password. We'll create the account for you. Once you see that the account has been created, log in and change your password. &mdash; [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 01:31, 12 May 2012 (UTC)
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:Thank you so much! [[Special:Contributions/76.182.207.195|76.182.207.195]] 21:15, 13 May 2012 (UTC)
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I want to have a sub-page of my userpage to have samples of my impressions of characters from Homestar Runner. I was just asking if it was OK, and another thing, I plan to showcase '''a lot more then two''' of impressions on that subpage of my userpage. It's something i've had in mind for a couple of days now. Also, I can't find the sign up area for the Wiki forums, and the Fanstuff Wiki. I want to sign up for at least the Forums, the Fanstuff, if i;m not mistaken, i've heard has some heavy cleanup and sorts going on, so editing is lacked right now, but I'm just curious. Please respond soon! --[[User:Camwoodstock|Camwoodstock]] 22:25, 26 August 2013 (UTC)
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:Go to the [[HRWiki:Sandbox|Sandbox]] and make a link for it by typing <code><nowiki>[[Artcle Name]]</nowiki></code> (put in the name of what you want the article to be called, of course) and clicking the resulting link (which should be red). It will open an editing window, in which you can invent your article. Make sure you read the [[HRWiki:Standards|article standards]] and similar pages first, though. Good luck with your article. --[[User:DorianGray|DorianGray]]
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:The Fanstuff Wiki is closed, probably forever. We don't accept fanstuff here on the knowledge base. You'll need to find somewhere else to host it, sorry. If you want a forum account, send us an email and we can set that up for you. &mdash; [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 02:34, 27 August 2013 (UTC)
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::It's a good idea to check to see if we already have the article before creating a new one, too. {{User:Homestar Coder/sig}} 21:52, 23 January 2006 (UTC)
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::OK. The forum I can just send an e-mail. But, what about my first question? --[[User:Camwoodstock|Camwoodstock]] 15:37, 27 August 2013 (UTC)
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:::I answered that. It's ''not'' okay to have that subpage. &mdash; [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 15:47, 27 August 2013 (UTC)
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::::OK then. I'm gonna have to look for where, which that's my own issue then... --[[User:Camwoodstock|Camwoodstock]] 20:21, 27 August 2013 (UTC)
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:::Thanks for the contribution, but there are two things: 1. You actually just created the article *in* the Sandbox Talk, rather than creating a link in the Sandbox leading to the new article. 2. The notable info about the Joy of Painting Easter egg is already on [[Toons Menu|this page]]. {{User:Homestar Coder/sig}} 22:10, 23 January 2006 (UTC)
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On an article, why is each letter of the title and section titles capitalized? --[[Special:Contributions/88.226.133.92|88.226.133.92]] 14:34, 8 February 2017 (UTC)
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:It's called [[Wikipedia:Title Case|Title Case]] and it's generally used in English for any sort of title. {{User:DeFender1031/sig}} 14:48, 8 February 2017 (UTC)
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Cheddarlebbon:Sorry!  I'm new to this place.  Well, I know there's a small mention about it on the Toons page, but I gave it a full description.
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::::No problem! I suggest you take [[User:DorianGray|Dorian Gray's]] advice and read the [[HRWiki:Standards|standards]]. Welcome to the wiki! {{User:Homestar Coder/sig}} 22:16, 23 January 2006 (UTC)
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:It's wonderful that you want to contribute to the Wiki, Cheddarlebbon, but Joy of Painting simply doesn't need it's own article. It's only a small Easter Egg. Of course, if Joy of Painting appeared four or five times on the site, an article would probably work out. Unfortunately, it has only appeared once. {{User:FireBird/sig}} 22:19, 23 January 2006 (UTC)
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[edit] Is there a way to keep someone from editing my articles?

If there is, I'd like to know how. I wrote the article about Strong Bad changing the topic of his e-mails, and I liked it the way it was, but somebody changed all of it and I think it has less information. I also can't change it back. Is there a way to fix it or keep people from editing it? Thnikky

Well, you see, Thnikky, this is a wiki. Anyone can edit pretty much any article, and we don't protect articles just for the benefit of one editor. You can access the previous versions of a page using the history tab at the top. From there, you can get elements from old versions and combine them with the current version, or revert to an older version altogether (note, we don't usually revert big changes except in cases of vandalism; instead, we try to keep the best parts of all the versions). Hope that helps! — It's dot com 21:25, 28 December 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Putting unfinished signs on

I haven't finished one of my articles, and I've seen a lot of these box-things that say if an article isn't finished. As for mine, I haven't had much time to work on it, how do I put one of those boxes on there? (Dynamite 10:41, 4 January 2008 (UTC))

Type {{stub}}. Use {{sectionstub}} when it's just a section that's unfinished. Shwoo 11:30, 4 January 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Edit Problems

I can't edit the top part of some articles. Like the descriptions and all that, how can I fix one of those? Thnikky 03:26, 5 January 2008 (UTC)

Rather than clicking "edit" in the article itself, scroll to the very top of the page and click it there. It's the third tab from the left. — User:ACupOfCoffee@ 03:50, 5 January 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Username question

Why does the HR wiki ask that usernames can't be directly named after Homestar Runner characters? Thanks! Thnikky Oh, sorry about all the questions. I'm just a little new to editing and everything (but I've been using hrwiki.org since 2005)

This is one of the oldest rules on the wiki. It's generally restricted to just the main characters. Besides the fact that using the name of a main character is unoriginal, it's too confusing to discuss the characters if users have the exact same names. — It's dot com 00:23, 11 February 2008 (UTC)
Thank God it only applies to characters with, say, three or more appearances. Flashfight 01:51, 1 March 2008 (UTC)
Actually, it applies only to the main 11. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 05:44, 1 March 2008 (UTC)
There are twelve, but that's not important Strong Vader00:34, 9 July 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Images that are not upload'd....ed

I just realized this when I was last editing my userpage: If you can post on a user page (for example, an image from another website (like how users are posting 'personality quiz' answers (I have one of those on my user page) or 'trainer cards' (some users are posting customizable Pokemon trainer cards)) can we do that instead of posting personal images? (like if you wanted to post a picture of a singer you like...i dunno....like David Bowie for showing hobbies/interests)

If so, are we limited to two?

Is this going to be a long discussion about the rules and personal images?

If so, should we post anything about this on the Help:Images page?

Am I going to ask more questions?

Probably.


Thanks a lot, <Kermit1234> 04:23, 10 February 2008 (UTC)

Nope, images linked to externally don't count as personal images, and aren't subject to any limits (except the rules of general decency). --DorianGray 04:26, 10 February 2008 (UTC)
Aren't they also subject to the applicable copyright laws? — Defender1031*Talk 04:27, 10 February 2008 (UTC)
Maybe? --DorianGray 04:28, 10 February 2008 (UTC)
I'd say of course. Don't steal bandwidth. If you choose to have ten images all hosted on your dime, I say fine. But do hold to the principles of fair use. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 08:58, 10 February 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Making pages (here is how)

how do i make pages or subpages?

First, you must make a link to that page from another page. (like [/[good]/] while editing the page you want to link but without the slashes) The link should turn red. Hit the link.
Then all you have to do is hit the edit tab and start making your page.
Jorbs3210 23:23, 16 March 2008 (UTC)

[edit] System

What system do you use for editing/making pages? I would really like to know. Jorbs3210 23:17, 16 March 2008 (UTC)

You mean MediaWiki? — Defender1031*Talk 23:19, 16 March 2008 (UTC)
What's that?

Copied from Help talk:Editing:

What system is used? Jorbs3210 23:12, 16 March 2008 (UTC)
The site is powered by MediaWiki. See also Special:Version. — It's dot com 23:27, 16 March 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Image

I need help loading this image onto my user page. How do you do it? Please upload it, and i'll put it on my page. Please?

If you don't have this image on your computer, the save it first. On the sidebar on the left side on any page on the wiki click on Upload File. Click on Browse and choose the file from the folder it's saved on. Please add a Summary and a Licensing and then click Upload. After a few seconds you will be directed to a new page with instructions on how to put this image in any page. On your user page click edit, and add the specified code at the place you want the image to appear. If you need any other help, try consulting our help pages. By the way, when you write something on a talk page, please end it with four tildes (~~~~) so it will add your username and a date, like so: Elcool (talk)(contribs) 23:46, 29 March 2008 (UTC)
One other thing: as this is going to be a personal image, be sure to include the personal image template - {{personal-image|Jorbs3210}}. That indicates it is not for the knowledge base, it is rather for personal use. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 09:24, 30 March 2008 (UTC)
The easiest way for you to put it on your user page is actually to not upload it to the wiki and just put the URL to the image on your user page: http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg24/jorbs3210/Sad_mac.png That will make the image appear on your user page. Loafing 20:43, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

[edit] When Will Trogdor Be In A Movie?

Hi, my name is Peter and I was just wondering when will Trogdor or any body else from Homestar Runner be in a movie? If they already have please tell me.

From you biggest fan, Peter Richards

Trogdor appeared in free country USA once. SB--among others--has a pho-movie known as Dangeresque. Why not try lurking before coming here? ColdReactive
This is the FAQ for the wiki, not H*R.com. No one here can really answer that, you'd need to contact the Brothers Chaps. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 19:06, 4 April 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Fanstuff??????

Where do we submit stuff for fanstuff on the H*R website? I've been trying to find out for months. When I went to the "fanstuff" link on the external links box, I got a stinko man page that didn't do anything. Help please!!! Tigerstripe 00:12, 3 November 2008 (UTC)

Ah, that's the fanstuff wiki, something different entirely. — Defender1031*Talk 00:15, 3 November 2008 (UTC)
"Fanstuff can be sent to The Brothers Chaps at their email address, brotherschaps@homestarrunner.com" ThePizz Pick 00:38, 3 November 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Userbox on other side

Is there a way to get an image or userbox to appear on the left side of the screen instead of the right side? Religious Corn   19:30, 7 November 2008 (UTC)

Yes. Use a modified version of {{userboxtop}}, replacing "right" with "left" and vice versa. Edit this version of the Sandbox to see an example. — It's dot com 02:52, 8 November 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Minor Edits

Note to social-remediation: What makes minor edits so minor? In other words, how do minor edits support the Wiki without actually showing changes or basic editing? -Ümläut76 (The C Zone · Talk here!) 10:26, 2 December 2008 (UTC)

Have a look at the definition in our standards. Also, please don't start a talk page post with a star :) Loafing 20:40, 2 December 2008 (UTC)


[edit] Quit being user

How do you discontinue being a user on the wiki? - — hr.pngBubyman Lets chat 22:11, 23 December 2008 (UTC)

Stop logging in, stop editing, and stop visiting the URL. That's the most tried-and-true method. --DorianGray 06:05, 24 December 2008 (UTC)
To follow up on the above answer, we almost never actually delete user accounts, so a user who wants to leave just becomes inactive. In general, it doesn't hurt to keep unused accounts on the books, and someone who's left might someday decide to become active again. — It's dot com 04:56, 2 January 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Adding contents table to a page

I've tried to edit in a contents table for quick acces to sections of pages, but when I click on edit to see the code for such a thing, it's not there! Can someone help me figure out, or tell me, what the code is for tables of contents? Thanks in advance. MarioMaster2008 03:47, 3 January 2009 (UTC)

To add a table of contents to a page, add __TOC__ (note that there are two underscores before and after the code) to wherever you want the box to appear. If the page has less than three sections, use __FORCETOC__ to force the box to appear (it might not otherwise, I think). --DorianGray 05:59, 3 January 2009 (UTC)
Thank you, Dorian, for helping me fix up my contributions. MarioMaster2008 06:10, 3 January 2009 (UTC)
No probalo. --DorianGray 06:11, 3 January 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Autoconfirming account

It said I have to autoconfirm my account before uploading anything. How do I do that? joshcalvin 20:13, 19 January 2009 (UTC)

Wait a couple of days. AUTOconfirm means it does it automatically. Just be patient. — Defender1031*Talk 20:22, 19 January 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Bottom 10 styles

Can it be done?

Ok, so I noticed that like EVERYONE has a section on their userpage for their bottom ten. I have no idea how I could go about doing this, but is there a possible way someone could make a blockquote class for the screen the bottom ten comes up on in the e-mail bottom ten? I have no idea how to use mediawiki or anything, or else i'd try it myself. Anyone? Jelly? Grapity? - Opus the Penguin 23:18, 25 January 2009 (UTC)

Here's an idea. Type on it in Paint using the font Glitch0 and type on it using the typing tool. I will provide a video for you in a few minutes. MichaelXX2 mail_icon.gif link_icon.gif 01:44, 26 January 2009 (UTC)
Michael, i think you misunderstood the question. He's asking if the devs can set up a blockquote class to do it on-wiki. — Defender1031*Talk 01:48, 26 January 2009 (UTC)
Well, I don't think it could be done like that, so I' giving him another option to choose from. If he doesn't like it, he can ask Dot com to make him a blockquote. MichaelXX2 mail_icon.gif link_icon.gif 01:56, 26 January 2009 (UTC)
It CAN be done like that, and that's EXACTLY what he's asking. Now why don't we stop and let the devs actually see this before it gets out of hand, rather than suggesting other things that are not what is being requested? — Defender1031*Talk 01:59, 26 January 2009 (UTC)
Opus, watch this video and see if it's not what you want. If it isn't, I'll let the Developers handle it. MichaelXX2 mail_icon.gif link_icon.gif 02:02, 26 January 2009 (UTC)
I know it can be done, I just have no idea how. I was merely making a suggestion after noticing so many pages with a bottom 10 list (including mine). - Opus the Penguin 02:07, 26 January 2009 (UTC)
Michael's suggestion actually seems pretty good. I might have to sacrifice one of my personal image slots and try it. Not as good as a blockquote, but I doubt the sysops would make one if it's only for personal use. —Guard Duck talk 02:31, 26 January 2009 (UTC)
If it were only a few users, then yes I would agree. But TONS of users have these lists on their pages. After all, the purpose of the email class blockquotes are purely aesthetic anyway, why not create a new one that many users could use and would enhance the user's page? -- Opus the Penguin 02:37, 26 January 2009 (UTC)

1. Thcleaning up your own puke off the keyboard
2. Songs that try to pass off la la's, na na's, and doot do's
    as legit lyrics
3. Giving chocloate desserts dangerous names
4. There was this one time I had to hug a tree
5. Um...not pigeons
6. Foul stench of wet The Cheat
7. Miniaturized versions of already bite-sized food
8. Emails with more than 1 fwd: or re: in the subject line
9. That horrible painting in Strong Mad's closet
10. Dry t-shirt contests
*11. The Jibblies

*Not in bottom 10

You mean kinda like this? You don't need a custom blockquote, or a personal image, just a div with some styles. — It's dot com 02:37, 26 January 2009 (UTC)

Perhaps we could remove "Strong Bad's" from the top though so people can replace it with their own name though. — Defender1031*Talk 02:40, 26 January 2009 (UTC)
That was my original idea. By the way, I didn't know you could do it that way. As I said before, you never cease to amaze me Dot Com! - Opus the Penguin 02:46, 26 January 2009 (UTC)
Cool, I'm glad it's what you were looking for. Glad to help! By the way, NASCAR isn't a real sport. :) — It's dot com 03:00, 26 January 2009 (UTC)
Cool, thank's for the help. By the way, you no longer amaze me. You don't get a ding. - Opus the Penguin 03:03, 26 January 2009 (UTC)
Aw, peas. — It's dot com 03:04, 26 January 2009 (UTC)
Just kiddin'. By the way, if we uploaded a custom image, would that count as one of our personal images? - Opus the Penguin 03:05, 26 January 2009 (UTC)
Yes, but you don't need to. use the one i uploaded with text there... if no one else makes an example, i'll do it tomorrow when i'm less tired. — Defender1031*Talk 03:09, 26 January 2009 (UTC)
The intent of the personal-image rule is to keep people from uploading lots of images (especially ones that aren't related to the project) to decorate their pages. Since this image could serve many users (kind of like a userbox image), I think it serves the project and wouldn't need to be labeled as "belonging" to any particular user. Still, this is the kind of thing we'd want to watch that we didn't go overboard on. — It's dot com 03:13, 26 January 2009 (UTC)
STRONG BAD'S

1. Thcleaning up your own puke off the keyboard
2. Songs that try to pass off la la's, na na's, and doot do's
    as legit lyrics
3. Giving chocloate desserts dangerous names
4. There was this one time I had to hug a tree
5. Um...not pigeons
6. Foul stench of wet The Cheat
7. Miniaturized versions of already bite-sized food
8. Emails with more than 1 fwd: or re: in the subject line
9. That horrible painting in Strong Mad's closet
10. Dry t-shirt contests
*11. The Jibblies

*Not in bottom 10

Here you go... that'll let you change the name at the top to whatever you'd like. --phlip TC 03:15, 26 January 2009 (UTC)

Guard Duck's Bottom 10, in all its beauty.
I know you guys just made that beautiful blockquote, but I sorta wanted to create my own anyway, just for more freedom with editing. Here it is, if you care. —Guard Duck talk 03:18, 26 January 2009 (UTC)
What happened to all the Bottom 10 things? Why is it, um, doing this. *points to top of the page* cash money tc 14:26, 16 March 2010 (UTC)
Background styles are temporarily disabled due to a recent software patch. To keep it from breaking the page, I removed the background image. It will be fixed with the next upgrade. — It's dot com 20:23, 16 March 2010 (UTC)

[edit] Where the crap is the fanstuff wiki?

This doesn't really have much to do with this particular wiki, but it is H*R/wiki-related. Anyways, where is the fanstuff wiki?? Religious Corn   18:32, 7 February 2009 (UTC)

I think the better question is, where the crap has Religious Corn been, because this question has been addressed many, many times. — It's dot com 19:38, 7 February 2009 (UTC)

Could you at least let me use the old fanstuff wiki? I need somewhere to take my sbemails and art that I cranked out. --Fangoriously 20:53, 7 February 2009 (UTC)

No, the old wiki is archived. It doesn't exist in an editable state anymore. — It's dot com 19:44, 9 February 2009 (UTC)
Can you still access the old wiki? If so, where is it? Religious Corn   23:20, 12 February 2009 (UTC)
I can still access the old wiki in the sense that I can dig around in the database, but it is not Web-accessible. — It's dot com 01:10, 14 February 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Sysop

Is a sysop a user or not? --FangoriouslyFotoshopStar.png 01:35, 22 February 2009 (UTC)

A sysop is a user with extra abilities and responsibilities. --DorianGray 01:37, 22 February 2009 (UTC)

[edit] RSS Feed

Do you guys have an RSS/XML feed that I could subscribe to? If not, does HomestarRunner.com have one?

Yeah, we do. See HRWiki:Main Page Talk Archive 28#RSS Feed and HRWiki:Feeds. --DorianGray 04:13, 19 March 2009 (UTC)
We now have an RSS feed of recent official updates at Special:Updates. — It's dot com 16:40, 21 June 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Userboxes

how do i make userboxes?

See HRWiki:Userbox. — It's dot com 17:43, 21 March 2009 (UTC)

[edit] more in-depth upload help.

I didn't find this article's upload section helpful... at all. Could someone give me a more detailed way to become upload approved and how to get the images both onto my computer and onto the wiki? --Jellote 11:02, 16 May 2009 (UTC)

Try checking out Help:Image. --DorianGray 11:05, 16 May 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Userbox templates

Is it really necessary for users to have those userbox templates located at {{User:JohnDoe/userbox}}? I quote from HRWiki:User Space: "Please do not abuse this privilege. Do not use component (nested) pages for content that could just as easily go on your main page. Can't those userbox codes just as easily go on the main userpage instead of having to be embedded in a user space template? And I know I have one at the moment of typing this, but I'm substing it for proof of comment. See if you can tell the difference in this and this. No difference, right? That just proves my point. MichaelXX2 mail_icon.gif link_icon.gif 21:14, 21 May 2009 (UTC)

Are they really hurting anything? This has been brought up before, without much discussion, but the points there are still valid.  Green Helmet 02:35, 22 May 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Image Help

I need help. I'm trying to upload a new image for my signature. I upload my image, it has the right file type (PNG), I add a summary (the summary was "My signature"), I put the copyright box thing (I do not own the license), click Upload, BUT EVERY SINGLE FREAKING TIME, I GET THIS CRAP, The file is corrupt or has an incorrect extension. Please check the file and upload again.

PLEASE HELP ME!!! -Deesejaiman

[edit] Extensions

Does anyone know if the source code for the extensions "Cheatbot" and "Personalimages" are released? I was thinking about installing them on my wiki. Star Runner Home

It's The Cheatbot. Neither one has been released, nor are they likely to be anytime soon. (The Cheatbot is basically just a username to use for some custom back-end maintenance scripts wrapped in a Special page (although it could easily be a command-line function), and Personalimages was one of the very first things I wrote for this site and would need a lot of work before being released publicly.) — It's dot com 23:24, 18 June 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Signature

i noseted that some users have a custem signature (like <Kermit1234>)how do i get one? --Corbin377 14:50, 26 July 2009 (UTC)

See Help:Signature and HRWiki:Signature. free 15:23, 26 July 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Decompiling Flash files

I want to make a fan video about Sibbie...how do you download a Flash video from the site to decompile it in Flash?? Religious Corn   02:41, 13 November 2009 (UTC)

In the External Links section of each toon there is a direct link to the Flash file. Right-click on the link and then choose the option to save it to your computer. As for decompiling the file, I recommend Flash Decompiler Trillix by Eltima Software. It's not free, but there's a demo version if you want to try it out. — It's dot com 04:31, 13 November 2009 (UTC)

[edit] How do you put those boxes on your userpage?

Some of these people have these boxes with stuff like "this user is 13 years or older" or something like that. How do you get it?

Only registered users are allowed to have user pages. Once you've created an account, check out HRWiki:User space and HRWiki:Userboxes. Hope that helps. — Defender1031*Talk 02:32, 24 December 2009 (UTC)

[edit] New page

How do you create a new page? I have an idea but I don't know how to make one. Help? doctorwho295 22 March 2010

The easiest way to do it is to search for the page you want to create. If it doesn't exist/redirects to another page, you'll see this:
There is no page titled "hogwash". You can create this page
Click the red link and you'll be taken to the editing panel. Write up the page, preview it, and save. It's that easy. Elcool (talk)(contribs) 06:05, 23 March 2010 (UTC)

[edit] Changing a FAQ answer

If you'll look at the post above this one, I answered on how to create a new page. It's a different way that what we currently suggest, and I think my way is better, because you also search for the term you are about to create a page about, and with it have fewer steps (Just searching, instead of editing the whole sandbox). Therefore, I think we should change the FAQ. Elcool (talk)(contribs) 06:11, 23 March 2010 (UTC)

Sure, why not. I rarely create a page using the redlink method, and only then when it branches off a real page, never from the sandbox. The way you suggest is probably the easiest method to put in the FAQ. It's not the method with the least amount of steps, though. That would be to go to http://www.hrwiki.org/wiki/Some new page and then click the create tab. — It's dot com 16:01, 23 March 2010 (UTC)
Great :). And it's the easiest way if you're creating a page with spaces in the title or special marks (", ?, !, etc.) and don't want to be bothered with the correct code. Elcool (talk)(contribs) 20:53, 23 March 2010 (UTC)
Spaces and special marks (except the question mark) usually aren't a problem with the quick method, at least not in my browser. I type them in like normal and it converts them to underscores or codes as necessary. — It's dot com 22:03, 23 March 2010 (UTC)

[edit] A new template

Alright, while I'm sure this doesn't belong here, I can't find any place else for it.

Is there a template for unanswered questions, such as the Talk template on the MarioWiki? I'm there too, and I like to answer unanswered questions that need to be answered but cannot be answered since nobody knows that they need to be answered. --Essence of Ghost Water 11:50, 16 April 2010 (UTC)

[edit] How do you get one of those columns?

I've noticed on user pages like Its dot com that there's a column on the right that shows what they like, the first Strong Bad Email they've ever seen, and what they've purchased from the Store. I would like to know how you get those on your page, and what types of info you can put on them. Thanks for your help, it's greatly appreciated! --R. Judd 20:48, 21 September 2010 (UTC)

HRWiki:Userboxes. --DorianGray 20:49, 21 September 2010 (UTC)

[edit] Why didn't TBC make a Halloween cartoon this year?

For 2010, it's past Halloween, and they still haven't!

Forum. The Knights Who Say Ni 02:28, 3 November 2010 (UTC)

[edit] Separate school account...?

I was wondering if it would be acceptable to make a account for at school, i.e. since my main account is LikeLakers2, (I'm not making this logged in for security reasons, since its from a shared school computer) I could name it LikeLakers2School, or maybe LL2School. One of the main security reasons is that, if I accidentally forget to logout of the school account, that a vandalism by someone other than me, using my account, would not be as likely to be charged against my main account. (might be finished later, feel free to respond as it is) LikeLakers2, via 204.122.254.23 15:45, 7 December 2010 (UTC)

I really don't think that's necessary. When you log in, just never check the "Remember my login on this computer" box. That way all you have to do to log out is close your browser. Besides, we don't have much of a vandalism problem these days. Are there really that many enemies/morons around you that you think this would be an issue? — It's dot com 16:50, 7 December 2010 (UTC)
Alternatively, you just edit anonymously while at school. Then there's no chance of someone getting on your main account. -132.183.151.97 17:15, 7 December 2010 (UTC)
Or don't edit at school - read a book! OptimisticFool 17:30, 7 December 2010 (UTC)

[edit] Username Change

I want to change my name to "Seriously386" Because my current name is too long, unpronouncable, and hard to type. How do I change it? Gfdgsgxgzgdrc 00:34, 3 January 2012 (UTC)

You need to take your request to HRWiki:Changing username. --DorianGray 00:47, 3 January 2012 (UTC)

[edit] Can't Set Up an Account

I am trying to set up an account, but when I click the "log in" link in the upper right corner, the Login/ Sign Up page dosn't have a "create account" button. When I click on another link to the page, it says: "Permissions Errors You do not have permission to create this user account, for the following reason: The action you have requested is limited to users in one of the groups: Bots, Administrators." Can someone help me sort this out? 76.182.207.195 00:53, 12 May 2012 (UTC)

A few days ago, there was a spam attack, so account creation was disabled. RickTommy (edits) 01:03, 12 May 2012 (UTC)
That's partially correct. A few days ago, we got finally tired of persistent spam accounts. We'll fully reenable account creation once we improve our spam prevention. — It's dot com 01:31, 12 May 2012 (UTC)

Send an email to admin@hrwiki.org with your preferred username and a temporary password. We'll create the account for you. Once you see that the account has been created, log in and change your password. — It's dot com 01:31, 12 May 2012 (UTC)

Thank you so much! 76.182.207.195 21:15, 13 May 2012 (UTC)

[edit] I can do a mean mocrophone impression, and can't seem to sign up for this telegram machine.

I want to have a sub-page of my userpage to have samples of my impressions of characters from Homestar Runner. I was just asking if it was OK, and another thing, I plan to showcase a lot more then two of impressions on that subpage of my userpage. It's something i've had in mind for a couple of days now. Also, I can't find the sign up area for the Wiki forums, and the Fanstuff Wiki. I want to sign up for at least the Forums, the Fanstuff, if i;m not mistaken, i've heard has some heavy cleanup and sorts going on, so editing is lacked right now, but I'm just curious. Please respond soon! --Camwoodstock 22:25, 26 August 2013 (UTC)

The Fanstuff Wiki is closed, probably forever. We don't accept fanstuff here on the knowledge base. You'll need to find somewhere else to host it, sorry. If you want a forum account, send us an email and we can set that up for you. — It's dot com 02:34, 27 August 2013 (UTC)
OK. The forum I can just send an e-mail. But, what about my first question? --Camwoodstock 15:37, 27 August 2013 (UTC)
I answered that. It's not okay to have that subpage. — It's dot com 15:47, 27 August 2013 (UTC)
OK then. I'm gonna have to look for where, which that's my own issue then... --Camwoodstock 20:21, 27 August 2013 (UTC)

[edit] Capitalization

On an article, why is each letter of the title and section titles capitalized? --88.226.133.92 14:34, 8 February 2017 (UTC)

It's called Title Case and it's generally used in English for any sort of title. — Defender1031*Talk 14:48, 8 February 2017 (UTC)

[edit] Outdated Chat Clients

See HRWiki:Da Basement#Outdated Chat Clients
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