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[[Image:Strong Bad Message Bored01.png|thumb|right|220px|I'm so Bored!]]
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The '''Strong Bad Message Bored''' was a fan bulletin board accessible through the [[Email]] menu. This board did not require registration, and the interface was very basic.
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'''Strong Bad's Message Bored''' was a fan bulletin board that was on the [[homestarrunner.com|Homestar Runner website]] until May 2003. The board's interface was very basic, did not require registration, and there were few rules. The old header of the board can still be accessed by clicking on the {{Film|Strong Bad}} sticker on the front of the blue mailbox on the [[Email]] page.
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You can still access the old header with all of the easter eggs by clicking on the Strong Bad sticker on the front of the blue mail box on the [[Email]] page.
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'''Page Title:''' Remember What the Tandy Told You
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== The Main Stuff ==
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== Features ==
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The entire board was powered by [[MivaScript]], since this was back when The Brothers Chaps used Yahoo, where a back-end like [[Wikipedia:PHP|PHP]] was not available with their hosting service.{{ref|1}} The features of the message bored were simple:
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A common occurrence on the board was for someone to post that he or she had found a new Easter egg by clicking on the 'O' in Message Bored, even though this egg had already been found and catalogued by the various fan groups of the time. The email "[[invisibility]]" makes fun of this by having the discarded [[Tandy 400]] divulge the "secret" of the message bored "O".
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The features of the message bored were simple—
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*A [http://web.archive.org/web/20021017074146/homestarrunner.com/msgboard.mv?parm_func=showpostform Post Message] feature.
*A [http://web.archive.org/web/20021017074146/homestarrunner.com/msgboard.mv?parm_func=showpostform Post Message] feature.
*A [http://web.archive.org/web/20021216203609/homestarrunner.com/msgboard.mv?parm_func=showsearch+parm_starting_root=1 Search] feature.
*A [http://web.archive.org/web/20021216203609/homestarrunner.com/msgboard.mv?parm_func=showsearch+parm_starting_root=1 Search] feature.
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*And "Ja Rules"
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*And "Ja Rules":
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<small>(the one's that matter)</small>
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<blockquote><small>(the ones that matter)</small>
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**1. Be cool.
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:*1. Be cool
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**2. Be awesome.
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:*2. Be awesome
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**3. Be hilarious.
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:*3. Be hilarious
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**4. Don't be stupid.
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:*4. Don't be stupid
<small>(the boring ones)</small>
<small>(the boring ones)</small>
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**5.You can use HTML in the body of your messages.
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:*5. You can use HTML in the body of your messages
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**6.Look, if a message says it's from me, then it really is. I totally delete all imposters, man.  
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:*6. Look, if a message says it's from me, then it really is. I totally delete all imposters, man.
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<small>Break a rule and get booted out. </small>
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<small>Break a rule and get totally booted out. </small></blockquote>
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When the bored was up, different messages were displayed on the main page:
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*"Welcome to the Message Bored. Eternally runnin on empty."
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*"Welcome to the Bored. The proof isn't the taste!"
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*"Welcome to the Message Bored. Where all your dreams come true!"
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A common occurrence on the board was for someone to post that they had found a new [[Strong Bad's Message Bored#Easter Eggs|Easter egg]] by clicking on the "O" in "Bored", even though this egg had already been discovered and catalogued by the various fan groups of the time. The email [[invisibility]] makes fun of this by having the discarded [[Tandy 400]] divulge the "secret" of the message bored "O".
== The End of the Message Bored ==
== The End of the Message Bored ==
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As the site grew in popularity, a newer more advanced message board was created at <nowiki>http://bored.homestarrunner.com</nowiki> on May 12th, 2003, but was closed citing overwhelming response within the first day of existence. Here is what [[The Brothers Chaps]] put up—
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As the site grew in popularity, a newer, more advanced message board was created at [http://web.archive.org/web/20030524065544/http://bored.homestarrunner.com/ http://bored.homestarrunner.com] on May 12th, 2003, but was closed citing overwhelming response within the first day of existence. [[The Brothers Chaps]] put up the following message:
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<tt>YOU GUYS WENT NUTS!!
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<blockquote>'''YOU GUYS WENT NUTS!!'''
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Okay, so we kinda underestimated the response the new bored would get. In the span of just a few hours, about a thousand people registered. That rules! Unfortunately, we didn't have stuff configured to handle that kinda slammage. So bear with us while we figure something else out. Until then, enjoy Strong Bad's Message Bored Games. If you don't know, ask the Tandy. </tt>
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*They then posted all the icons available in posting when the board was up—
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Okay, so we kinda underestimated the response the new bored would get. In the span of just a few hours, about a thousand people registered. That rules! Unfortunately, we didn't have stuff configured to handle that kinda slammage. So bear with us while we figure something else out. Until then, enjoy Strong Bad's Message Bored Games. If you don't know, ask the Tandy.</blockquote>
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**[[Homestar Runner]]'s face.
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*They then posted all the icons available in posting when the board was up.
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**[[Bubs]]'s face.
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**[[Homestar Runner]]'s face
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**Homestar's face with the sunglasses from [[Main Page 3]].
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**[[Bubs]]'s face
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**[[Pom Pom]] bouncing.
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**Homestar's face with the sunglasses from [[Main Page 3]]
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**[[Strong Bad]]'s face.
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**[[Pom Pom]] bouncing
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**The [[Strongbadia]] [[Stop Sign]].
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**[[Strong Bad]]'s face
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**[[Marzipan]], swinging her hair back and forth.
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**The [[Strong Badia]] [[Stop Sign]]
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**Strong Bad, shaking his head.
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**[[Marzipan]], swinging her hair back and forth
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**[[Strong Mad]]'s upper body.
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**Strong Bad, laughing
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**[[The Poopsmith]]'s face.
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**[[Strong Mad]]'s upper body
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**[[Coach Z]], beginning to puke.
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**[[The Poopsmith]]'s face
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**[[The King of Town]]'s Old Castle.
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**[[Coach Z]], blowing his whistle
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**The King of Town's face.
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**[[The King of Town]]'s Old Castle
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**[[Homsar]]'s face.
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**The King of Town's face
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**[[The Cheat]], showing his gold tooth.
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**[[Homsar]]'s face
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**[[Stinkoman]], jumping up and down.
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**[[The Cheat]], showing his gold tooth
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**Another Homestar face.
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**[[Stinkoman]], [[Double Deuce|Double Deucing]]
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**Another Strong Bad face.
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**Another Homestar face
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**[[Marshie]].
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**Another Strong Bad face
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**[[Trogdor]].
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**[[Marshie]]
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"Ask the Tandy", is, again, a reference to "invisibility".
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**[[Trogdor]]
==Easter Eggs==
==Easter Eggs==
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*Roll over Strong Bad's head to hear him say three different things.
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*Roll over Strong Bad's head to hear him say three different things:
**"Ohhhh, I'm so bored!"
**"Ohhhh, I'm so bored!"
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**"!derob os m'I ,hhhhO" (Ohhhh, I'm so bored! backwards)
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**''{turns upside-down, says "Ohhhh, I'm so bored!" [[Reversed Dialogue|backwards]]}''
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**"Why don't you post something already?
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**"Why don't you post something already?"
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*Click on the "O" in "Bored" to access three secret games.
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*Click on the "O" in "Bored" to access three secret games:
**[[Armless Invaders]]
**[[Armless Invaders]]
**[[The Cheat's Smoking Challenge]]
**[[The Cheat's Smoking Challenge]]
**[[Nighttime Driving Type Game]]
**[[Nighttime Driving Type Game]]
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==User names==
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Various user names have been mentioned by The Brothers Chaps. Here is a list so far:
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*Taryn
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*StrongSteve (either that, or Homsar, or Eh Steve){{ref|1}}
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*Emiwy{{ref|1}}
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*Carter{{ref|1}}
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*InvisiblePedestrian{{ref|1}}
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*Variations of "Bonk" ''(See the [[#Trivia|Trivia]])''{{ref|1}}
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*Pablo Phoenix (possibly) {{ref|2}}
==Fun Facts==
==Fun Facts==
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<!--Please note that this page is about the Message Board. Things relating to the games should be placed on their respective pages.-->
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<!--Please note that this page is about the Message Board. Things relating to the games should be placed on their respective pages.-->
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*As Matt and Mike divulge in one of the DVD commentaries, one of the regulars of the old Strong Bad Message Bored was a certain Pablo, most well known for sending in the email that was the basis for [[flag day]].
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=== Trivia ===
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*As [[Matt Chapman|Matt]] and [[Mike Chapman]] divulge in one of the DVD commentaries, one of the regulars of the old Strong Bad Message Bored was a certain Pablo, most well known for sending in the email that was the basis for [[flag day]]. Messages posted by him can still be viewed in the original archived Message Bored in the external links.
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*Using a seek bar, one can see that the score and lives are carried over from game to game. Also, pausing [[The Cheat's Smoking Challenge]] or [[Armless Invaders]] on the go screen enables a cheat that can be used to get a higher score in [[Nighttime Driving Type Game]]. Finally, Strong Bad's high score on Nighttime Driving Type Game replaces one's score, but this cannot be seen without a seek bar.
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*When the Bored was operational, the page title was "Strong Bad's Message BORED". When it was overloaded, the title was changed to "There's Too Many of Them!!!".
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*One time when the board crashed, Matt put the word "BONK!" at the top.{{ref|1}}
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*When the bored was up, different messages were displayed on the main page—
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=== Real-World References ===
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**"Welcome to the Message Bored. Eternally runnin on empty."
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*[[Wikipedia:Ja Rule|Ja Rule]] is a rapper from the late '90s and 2000s, best known for his songs "Holla Holla", "Mesmerize", and the remix of Jennifer Lopez's "I'm Real".
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**"Welcome to the Bored. The proof isn't the taste!"
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*"There's too many of them!" is a popular [[Star Wars]] quote. Its most notable use was by [[Wikipedia:List of minor Star Wars Rebel characters#Gray Wing pilots|Lieutenant Telsij]] during the [[Wikipedia:Battle of Endor|Battle of Endor]] in [[Wikipedia:Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi|Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi]].
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*If you use a seek bar, then you can see that the score and lives are carried over from game to game. Also, if you pause [[The Cheat's Smoking Challenge]] or [[Armless Invaders]] on the go screen, then you can use the cheat to get a higher score in [[Nighttime Driving Type Game]]. Finally, Strong Bad's high score on Nighttime Driving Type Game replaces your score, but this cannot be seen without a seek bar.
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==Notes==
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*On any game, if on the .swf file, right click on the game, and click play. You can keep dying but never get a game over! The trade off, you can not move on [[The Cheat's Smoking Challenge]].
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# {{note|1}} [[Late Nite JengaJam Interview - 4 Oct 2007|Late Nite JengaJam Interview]]
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# {{note|2}} The commentary for the Email [[flag day]]
==External Links==
==External Links==
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* See the [http://www.homestarrunner.com/boredgames.html page]<br>
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{{nextlinks|superboard|action=go to|old=boredgames|oldswf=superbored|title=the current page|noquotes=true}}
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:'''Page Title:''' Remember what the Tandy Told You.
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* [[OldHR:rules.html|view "Ja Rules"]]
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* View the [http://www.homestarrunner.com/superbored.swf flash file]<br>
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* [http://web.archive.org/web/20021017101343/homestarrunner.com/msgboard.mv?parm_func=showmain+parm_starting_root=1 view the message bored's index page when it was operational] (archive)
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* View the [http://web.archive.org/web/20021017101343/homestarrunner.com/msgboard.mv?parm_func=showmain+parm_starting_root=1 original message bored] (archive)<br>
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* [[mirror:Strong Bad Message Board Slammage.html|view the message bored right after it closed]] (mirror)
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:'''Page Title:''' Strong Bad's Message BORED
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* View the [http://homestarrunner.kitkorp.com/boreddothomestarrunnerdotcom/ new bored] after it closed (mirror)<br>
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:'''Page Title:''' There's Too Many of Them!!!
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[[Category:Character Websites]]

Current revision as of 12:45, 24 February 2021

"Ohhhh, I'm so bored!"
"!derob os m'I ,hhhhO"

Strong Bad's Message Bored was a fan bulletin board that was on the Homestar Runner website until May 2003. The board's interface was very basic, did not require registration, and there were few rules. The old header of the board can still be accessed by clicking on the Strong Bad sticker on the front of the blue mailbox on the Email page.

Page Title: Remember What the Tandy Told You

Contents

[edit] Features

The entire board was powered by MivaScript, since this was back when The Brothers Chaps used Yahoo, where a back-end like PHP was not available with their hosting service.[1] The features of the message bored were simple:

(the ones that matter)
  • 1. Be cool
  • 2. Be awesome
  • 3. Be hilarious
  • 4. Don't be stupid
(the boring ones)
  • 5. You can use HTML in the body of your messages
  • 6. Look, if a message says it's from me, then it really is. I totally delete all imposters, man.
Break a rule and get totally booted out.

When the bored was up, different messages were displayed on the main page:

  • "Welcome to the Message Bored. Eternally runnin on empty."
  • "Welcome to the Bored. The proof isn't the taste!"
  • "Welcome to the Message Bored. Where all your dreams come true!"

A common occurrence on the board was for someone to post that they had found a new Easter egg by clicking on the "O" in "Bored", even though this egg had already been discovered and catalogued by the various fan groups of the time. The email invisibility makes fun of this by having the discarded Tandy 400 divulge the "secret" of the message bored "O".

[edit] The End of the Message Bored

As the site grew in popularity, a newer, more advanced message board was created at http://bored.homestarrunner.com on May 12th, 2003, but was closed citing overwhelming response within the first day of existence. The Brothers Chaps put up the following message:

YOU GUYS WENT NUTS!!
Okay, so we kinda underestimated the response the new bored would get. In the span of just a few hours, about a thousand people registered. That rules! Unfortunately, we didn't have stuff configured to handle that kinda slammage. So bear with us while we figure something else out. Until then, enjoy Strong Bad's Message Bored Games. If you don't know, ask the Tandy.

[edit] Easter Eggs

  • Roll over Strong Bad's head to hear him say three different things:
    • "Ohhhh, I'm so bored!"
    • {turns upside-down, says "Ohhhh, I'm so bored!" backwards}
    • "Why don't you post something already?"

[edit] User names

Various user names have been mentioned by The Brothers Chaps. Here is a list so far:

  • Taryn
  • StrongSteve (either that, or Homsar, or Eh Steve)[1]
  • Emiwy[1]
  • Carter[1]
  • InvisiblePedestrian[1]
  • Variations of "Bonk" (See the Trivia)[1]
  • Pablo Phoenix (possibly) [2]

[edit] Fun Facts

[edit] Trivia

  • As Matt and Mike Chapman divulge in one of the DVD commentaries, one of the regulars of the old Strong Bad Message Bored was a certain Pablo, most well known for sending in the email that was the basis for flag day. Messages posted by him can still be viewed in the original archived Message Bored in the external links.
  • Using a seek bar, one can see that the score and lives are carried over from game to game. Also, pausing The Cheat's Smoking Challenge or Armless Invaders on the go screen enables a cheat that can be used to get a higher score in Nighttime Driving Type Game. Finally, Strong Bad's high score on Nighttime Driving Type Game replaces one's score, but this cannot be seen without a seek bar.
  • When the Bored was operational, the page title was "Strong Bad's Message BORED". When it was overloaded, the title was changed to "There's Too Many of Them!!!".
  • One time when the board crashed, Matt put the word "BONK!" at the top.[1]

[edit] Real-World References

[edit] Notes

  1. ^  Late Nite JengaJam Interview
  2. ^  The commentary for the Email flag day

[edit] External Links

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