Main Page Messages

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Precursor to sbemail podcast

The Main Page Messages alert visitors to what's new at They appear at the top right of most Main Pages, and generally change color (and sometimes wording) when rolled over or clicked. This is a record of those messages.


Button Pressed Button Links to Color Notes
email soon Email Menu green Often used if an email will be released before the end of the week.
new answering machine Marzipan's Answering Machine Version X.2 pink Used for new Marzipan's Answering Machine.
new sbemail a-comin' green Occasionally used if an email will be released late Monday.
new strong bad email Strong Bad Email #X green Most common message.
strong bad email Strong Bad Email #X green Used after a week without a new Strong Bad Email.
sbemail podcast! Podstar Runner light grey Once changed to "sbemails on ipod!" Seen before the message cycle starts again every week.
teen girl squad!!! Teen Girl Squad Issue #X blue Used for new Teen Girl Squads.
new holiday toon orange Used for new Holiday Toons.
holiday toon a-brewin blue Used shortly before Let Us Give TANKS! was released.
new toon soon! blue Used if a new toon is going to be released late.
quote of the week!! quote of the month Quote of the Week Popup dark blue Used before introduction of the three weeklies buttons
weekly fanstuff Weekly Fanstuff Popup yellow Used before introduction of the three weeklies buttons
sketchbook Sketchbook Popup red Used before introduction of the three weeklies buttons

Special Cases

Button Pressed Button Links to Color Notes
new fan costumes! Fan Costumes '06 black/orange
new dvd! Everything Else, Volume 2 gold Release of Everything Else, Volume 2
baby trogdors are back! Baby Trogdor onesies and toddler t-shirts blue Baby clothes are back in stock.
trogdor baby clothes Baby Trogdor onesies and toddler t-shirts gold To advertise the new baby clothes.
10 years shirt! Homestar's 10th Birthday Shirt yellow Advertising new 10th anniversary tshirt.
deck toon No Hands On Deck! red Button was renamed after toon's debut week.
10 years! Strongest Man in the World Blue Meant to inform people about the 10th anniversary toon.
kid speedy version! Kid Speedy Light blue Meant to inform people that a new version of kid speedy has been released.
get ye flask shirt! Get Ye Flask t-shirt Black Informs people of a new shirt at the Store.
dungeonman 3! Thy Dungeonman 3 orange Meant to inform people of a new game that had been released.
workin as fast as we can orange Meant to inform people that the 2005 Halloween toon was in production.
it's still halloween in certain time zones Halloween Potion-ma-jig The 2005 Halloween toon was released after midnight of Oct. 31, Atlanta time.
support the municipality we're onto you Popup Poster download dark grey Released after disconnected with the other Weeklies.
nothing else! blue Displayed along with "new sbemail" on Jan. 8, 2006, which had been the only update in the past month.
atlanta fans click here! Regarding Paste Rock 'n Reel Festival. Posted on Oct. 20, 2005. Message archived here.
h*r at dragoncon! light grey Regarding DragonCon '05. Posted on Aug. 31, 2005. Message archived here.
hey, a new toon!! Cool Things
old shirts going away Referring to Homestar Classic and Homestar Running T-shirts. Posted on July 24, 2005.
new short shortly grey Posted before the release of Senorial Day.
king of town toon! senior prom Titled as a joke; button later changed to regular "strong bad email" button
super bowl halftime! Peasant's Quest Movie Trailer Posted at the halftime of the 2005 Super Bowl.
new sbemail part one! retirement A green Announced the release of part one of retirement.
new sbemail part two! retirement B green Announced the release of part two of retirement.
short shorts! Summer Short Shorts
D'ween shorts! Decemberween Short Shorts red
thanksgiving toon Let Us Give TANKS! red Posted one week after the toon's debut.
pumpkin stencils Punkin Stencils black
missing lappy Missing Lappy black Took viewers to the teaser for retirement.
holiday savings! Store dark blue
sbemails return next week! green Posted January 15, 2007 to herald the end of the holiday break.
wii owners! Viidelectrix, though indirectly dark red Posted January 29, 2007 to announce new Wii versions of games. It opens an on-screen message directing visitors to (It doesn't work on Main Pages 22 or 23)

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