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Icons 2

I was just curious about icons. Is it possible to have icons to go along with our names like on You Tube or Habbo Hotel or something? I just thought that would be pretty cool, I've always wanted to have one of those. Thanks for reading my message!


I'd like to have an icon saying "Holy Crap" in my signature... hey, wait! I do! Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 23:02, 9 October 2006 (UTC)

To answer the question, see this page. Be forewarned; there's a limit to how large you can make the image. --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 23:10, 9 October 2006 (UTC)

I have tried to cut and paste an image to make a signature, but when I paste in the "signature" box, it just creates a space. Please help me here.

Little box things

How do you get those little box things that are on everyones pages that say stuff like "This user has a hstarr T-shirt"?

See HRWiki:Userbox. — It's dot com 16:21, 24 October 2006 (UTC)

New content RSS

I've written a Flash scraper in Perl that detects new content added to It runs each day at 6:50 AM America/Chicago time and creates an RSS feed that I post to my website. Would this be a valuable addition to If so, where would be a good place to post it? ChrisDolan 14:45, 28 October 2006 (UTC)

Thanks, Chris, but a once-a-day automatic check is unnecessary given the hundreds of users and anonnies from a vast number of time zones who check each day and post here what they find. — It's dot com 16:18, 28 October 2006 (UTC)
Actually, I meant FOR the users, not for HRWiki. I use that feed to tell me when new content is on so I don't have to go there manually or go to manually. Does have a feed I can subscribe to that has links to any new content? ChrisDolan 21:26, 3 November 2006 (UTC)
There's this feed, provided and hosted by More information can be found in this livejournal post, the livejournal feed page, and the livejournal feed info page. For feeds provided by the wiki itself, see HRWiki:Feeds. -- Tom 22:30, 3 November 2006 (UTC)

Summary editing

I made my first contribution (oooh, how exciting!) but forgot to put something in the summary box, is there a way i can still add a summary to explain the contribution i made? I tried to go back and leave a Summary (without editing anything else) but it didn't work. Thanks in advance. — Adaman (Talk | contribs) 15:43, 29 October 2006 (UTC) (left unsigned)

Nope, there's no way to change the edit summary of a past edit. What you did is pretty much the standard if you want to clarify a summary... just make another minor edit and put the summary there. You have to make some change... if the wiki text is exactly the same, it won't save... just adding or removing a space somewhere is enough if you can't find some minor punctuation to fix (see Meta:Help:Dummy_edit). If you want, there is an option in your preferences, at the bottom of the "Editing" section, that'll warn you if you're about to save an edit without a summary. --phlip TC 16:42, 29 October 2006 (UTC)


I feel stupid asking this, but how do I get the arrows in the edit summary that link to the part of the article I just edited? I looked around, but I couldn't see it mentioned anywhere. Shwoo 12:32, 3 November 2006 (UTC)

Do this: /* (Header) */ (Edit Summary). Replace "(Header)" with the header, and "(Edit summary)" with your edit summary. --videlectrix.pngENUSY discussionitem_icon.gif user.gifmail_icon.gif, as (not logged in), 12:57, 3 November 2006 (UTC)
If you click the "edit" link next to a header, it'll automatically fill in the /* Header */ bit. --phlip TC 13:01, 3 November 2006 (UTC)
Thank you! Shwoo 00:26, 4 November 2006 (UTC)


are downloads free?? — (Talk | contribs) 15:41, 4 November 2006 (UTC) (left unsigned)

Nope. Please make checks payable to: It's dot com, c/o Homestar Runner Wiki. Seriously, what are you talking about? — It's dot com 20:18, 4 November 2006 (UTC)
He's clearly referring to the underground wares server we have running. Just let me show him around back.... — Lapper (talk) 19:03, 6 November 2006 (UTC)

custom nav?

I've been wanting to add some custom navigation links for things I frequently go to on the wiki. I understand in theory how I would do this, and I'm sure if I sat down for a few hours someday I could set it up with a custom monobook.cs and monobook.js to insert what I want and style it appropriately.

But I'd rather not re-invent the wheel. I can see (mostly from looking at the "admin" style customizations on the wikipedia) many examples, but there doesn't seem to be any documentation. (It's all "look at the source luke!"-style documentation).

Any pointers? (That don't involve digging through spaghetti to try and reverse engineer?)

Perhaps the watchlist would be a good start...? --DorianGray
Or possibly Help:Quickbar? — Lapper (talk) 14:51, 6 December 2006 (UTC)

Personal Logo Change

I was reading the talk page for Logo Redesign 2006 and I read that it's possible to make the logo look like what you want and it will only for your account. If it's possible how would I do it? - Flamer(talk) 06:00, 12 December 2006 (UTC)

Add this to your monobook.css file:

#p-logo a { background: url( 35% 50% no-repeat !important; }

Replace "" with the URL of the logo you want to use. --videlectrix.pngENUSY discussionitem_icon.gif user.gifmail_icon.gif 06:36, 12 December 2006 (UTC)
Speaking of which, how do you get it to alternate between logos?--H*Bad 00:07, 11 January 2007 (UTC)

Dag, yo! That'sa pretty nice!

Hey, check out the Cast section for A Decemberween Pageant... Discussion moved to HRWiki talk:Standards → Cast list formatting.

How to get an icon or catch phrase.

I sometimes see users at the forum have catch phrases or icons. How do I get one for myself?

These are easily changed under your Profile on the forum (though you need a separate account there). --DorianGray
That would actually be a question for the Forum; this is pretty much an entirely separate community. In any case, I see this must be your first time on an Internet forum (or at least phpBB). The "catch phrases" (signatures), and "icons" (avatars) can both be set in your preferences, accessible at the top of the page. — Lapper (talk) 00:45, 8 January 2007 (UTC)

Pictures (Yes, I am new here)

How to people get great pictues to upload? Do they pause the flash file? And if so, how do they capture the picure?

There should be a "Print Screen" button on your keyboard next to insert, scroll lock, home, and the like. Press that button, paste it on a program, and upload it. That button takes a screenshot of your computer screen. TheYellowDart(t/c)
See also Help:Image. --DorianGray

I have tried to press print screen (Prt Sc) several times on the flash file and at a page for a test. Neither worked. What gives?

That just pastes it to the clipboard. Did you try pasting it into an image editing program? - link_icon.gifThe Joe(Talk) 23:59, 10 January 2007 (UTC)

Thanks, it worked but now... my picture is a bmp. How do I avoid this?

Under save as, select "PNG" under the "Save as type" menu. Also, remember to sign your username with four tildes (~~~~). - link_icon.gifThe Joe(Talk) 17:18, 14 January 2007 (UTC)

Monobook Change Background

Can you change the background for yourself in your monobook and if so how? - Austio talk 00:05, 12 January 2007 (UTC)

Oh, look here It explaines how to change the logo, background and another thing I havn't tested yet.--X66x66 00:16, 12 January 2007 (UTC)

The userpages

People have these little boxes on thier userpages that say things like "this user is right handed" or "the cheat is this users favorite character" how do i get these? And also how do you get the little pictures of things on your name?

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