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When searching a certain user, what does the 100%, or 92% or any other number mean? -- FireBird

(I'd like that answer too) ^ Thunderbird 08:52, 22 Oct 2004 (MST)

It's how close a match MediaWiki thinks the page is to your search term. -- Tom 16:15, 22 Oct 2004 (MST)

Wiki Troll

This is probably answered somewhere else, but I have to go out for the day, and I'm leaving in 5 minutes, so I'm just gonna ask and leave it with you. added Little Girl to the reject characters page, with the whole page simply 'bum hole'. Does this constitute a Wiki Troll? If it does, what steps do I take to insure that this Troller of Wikis is brought to justice? Is there any sort of general system of protocols?

The instructions for dealing with WikiTrolls can be found on the WikiTroll page. And I dealt with the situation. Thanks. -- Tom 16:15, 22 Oct 2004 (MST)

Category Redirect not working?

I moved the content from the "Inside Jokes" to the category of the same name. (First I made sure all the inside jokes had references to this category.) Then I tried to redirect "Inside Jokes" to the category, but it's not redirecting! Am I a bad boy? -- spblat 18:18, 24 Oct 2004 (MST)

Not so much. I'm not really sure the software will allow a redirect to a category, but its kind of a moot point in this situation. As noted correctly by User:The Paper, content should be on a main namespace page, not a category namespace page. I do understand where you are coming from though. Several of the pages in Category:Lists seem like they would be good candidates for just category pages. This is partly because of the way in which we use catagories around here and partly because of the way we list things. In fact, we actually kind of do something with the filmographies like what I think you tried to do. I'm not really sure what I just said will make any sense, but just know that content should be on good 'ol regular pages. -- Tom 19:10, 24 Oct 2004 (MST)

Thanks. Response posted to Talk:Inside Jokes. Thanks! spblat 20:05, 24 Oct 2004 (MST)


Oops. I apparently did something wrong when I tried to upload an image. Could an admin please delete it? I guess I'm just not cut out to upload images. How do you, anyways? -- FireBird Talk

Image:King Of Town Intro.png? I'm not really sure. Are you able to view the image on your computer okay? If so, then it's just a matter of knowing where on your computer it is located. -- Tom 23:20, 6 Nov 2004 (MST)
No, I can't see it on my computer. -- FireBird-Talk


Just out of curiosity, when a IP Address is banned, what does the page look like if that address trys to get back in? -- FireBird|Talk

Currently with MediaWiki, those on the Ipblocklist are only prevented from editing pages. They can still view pages normally. -- Tom 10:31, 18 Nov 2004 (MST)
Oh. -- FireBird|Talk


How do I get a username? I really want one. 10:31, 21 Nov 2004 (MST)

All you have to do is click the "Create an account or log in" link at the top-right hand corner of the page. Enter in a username, enter a password into both password boxes and click the "Create new account" button. It's that easy! --[[User:Kilroy|Kilroy/talk]] 11:17, 21 Nov 2004 (MST)

No. I mean a usernam on the Wiki itself. 11:44, 21 Nov 2004 (MST)

Just follow what Kilroy said. -- FireBird|Talk

Thanks. User:Clever Ben

Just remember to put "User:" in front of your name, or use the squigleys. (~~~~). -- FireBird|Talk

Joining the Forum

Can someone help me? I never got my confirmation email. I joined as "bottles98" with the email address a couple of weeks ago (yes, that's my real email address, my friend registered as a domain name and gave me a mail address at it.) I use Yahoo! Mail which may be the problem, is there anyway an admin could maybe auto-confirm my account or something? I'd really appriciate it. -- Homestar Runnar

Please send an email from the account you want to register with to We'll see what we can do. -- Tom 10:25, 1 Dec 2004 (MST)

Strong Bad hate mail

Tell me the names of all emails where Strong Bad was asked how he types with boxing gloves on.

I hope you mean "Please tell me all the emails where Strong Bad was asked how he types with boxing gloves on." And it won't be incredibly hard to find. It's called a search engine, right below the navitgation module. Look for it. Use it. It has a purpose. (Oh, and sign your comments.)→FireBird

Category Editing

I've been wanting to do some cleaning of the Category:Character Variations ... but when I go to edit it, the field for input only shows a tiny little bit of the page, not enough for me to work with. I swear to god that I have legitimately tried to figure this out on my own, but failed. Would someone please just let me in on whatever little secret I need to know? It's driving me mad.

If it has something to do with only super-duper Admins being able to edit these pages, could one of you please delegate the task of adding a new Dangeresque subcategory (if you deem it admissible)? It's been bugging me. But there is a distinict possibility that it is not there because it should not be there. I just need some closure. --Vannav 23:21, 30 Nov 2004 (MST)

When anyone edits a category page, the only thing available to edit is the text at the top of the page. The rest of the content is generated automagically by MediaWiki. That's how categories work. For example, Category:Strong_Bad_Email only contains a short note at the top of the page regarding the emails. The actual content of the page (the actual links to the email pages) is generated by MediaWiki. Of course, a much better and more detailed explanation of how categories work can be found in the user's guide. -- Tom 10:20, 1 Dec 2004 (MST)

The # character in page titles

Take a look at Special:Uncategorized Pages. Apparently there exist pages called Kobe#1 and Kobe#2 but whenever I try to get my browser to access these, it just loads Kobe (since the # character in a URL signifies an anchor identifier). I know that the pages are there and all different by entering "kobe" into the search, which shows that each of the three pages has a different number of bytes.

These pages should be moved by someone who can; also, # should be disallowed as a page title character if possible. Mister Mister 07:50, 2 Dec 2004 (MST)

Images in wiki tables - front page

How did you guys manage to put the images inside the tables on the front page?

-- 22:00, 2 Dec 2004 (MST)

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