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== RSS ==
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''It has been [[HRWiki talk:Main page redesign|suggested]] that the Main Page be redesigned. Feel free to use [[HRWiki:Main page redesign|its project page]] for proposed redesigns.''
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How closely to new toons, etc is the feedburner page updated? {{User:Open Source Greg/sig}} 10:57, 19 April 2010 (UTC)
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== Featured content of the day (or whenever) issue ==
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:Most likely around the same time the toon is uploaded. --[[User:Essence of Ghost Water|Essence of Ghost Water]] 12:41, 19 April 2010 (UTC)
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== Xeriouxly Forxe Pic ==
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I noticed that the trogdor 08 link to "watch" links to trogday.html, and not trogday08.html is this a known issue? {{User:ColdReactive/sig}} 13:04, 18 March 2018 (UTC)
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On the What's New area, Xeriouxly Forxe toon's pic is the copyright picture. Is that intentional? 22:15, 20 April 2010 (UTC)
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:Fixed. — [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 15:48, 18 March 2018 (UTC)
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:I knew i'd heard this somewhere before. it took me a minute to find it, but [[Template_talk:whatsnew#Xeriously|here it is]]. {{User:The Knights Who Say Ni/sig}} 22:28, 20 April 2010 (UTC)
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::Now that April Fools' is over, I made a Xeriouxly Forxe icon and switched it to that. — [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 23:56, 20 April 2010 (UTC)
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:::But will the Xeriouxly icon even be used in the future? We don't even know if TBC will make the XF it's own spin-off. {{User:Nova Scotia/sig}} 23:58, 20 April 2010 (UTC)
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::::Then I won't charge you anything for making the icon. You can have it for free and hold it in reserve in case they ever do. — [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 00:01, 21 April 2010 (UTC)
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== First Time Here ==
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== Discussions ==
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Has the First Time Here bot's text ever been changed since its creation? Because it is in desperate need of updates. Also, the following line needs to be reworded:
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There are a lot of talk page discussions happening on this wiki. The problem is, this wiki is not very active, so such discussions rarely get consensus and very few things get done. (That's why I'm {{p|l=http://hrwiki.org/w/index.php?title=Talk:Links&diff=777176&oldid=777175 always}} {{p|l=http://hrwiki.org/w/index.php?title=Talk:Puppet_Character_Variations&diff=prev&oldid=776839 reviving}} {{p|l=http://hrwiki.org/w/index.php?title=Talk:Homestar_Runner_20th_Anniversary_Show&diff=prev&oldid=775801 old}} {{p|l=http://hrwiki.org/w/index.php?title=Talk:Teenage_Variation&diff=prev&oldid=776233 discussions}} with a phrase like "I still agree with this.") I think there should be some way to keep track of all the ongoing discussions. Maybe a <nowiki>[[HRWiki:Discussions]]</nowiki> page or something to keep these discussions from becoming inactive. {{User:Gfdgsgxgzgdrc/sig‎}} 01:37, 6 August 2018 (UTC)
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:I still agree with this. <small>(See? That proves my point!)</small> {{User:Gfdgsgxgzgdrc/sig‎}} 06:17, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
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::I also agree with this. <small>(You have a good point!)</small> [[Image:Baby strong bad.png|20px]][[User talk:Minecraft lover147|<span style="color:#00ab33;">Minecraft</span><span style="color:#734e00;"> lover147</span>]] 04:58, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
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::There's [[HRWiki:Open Discussions]] - not really active, but since it's directly linked from The Stick it could be revived easily. --{{User:Bleu Ninja/sig}} 21:40, 27 September 2019 (UTC)
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"If you're looking for more community interaction, you can also register over at our forum, or if you're feeling creative, you can register separately at the fanstuff wiki." But now the Knowledge Base and the Fanstuff have the same user database, so you shouldn't really register separately. And on a side note, why was the Fanstuff Wiki reopened when it was said [[User talk:It's dot com#When will the fanstuff wiki be back?|here]] that it would never be reopened? And why do they now share the same user databases? {{User:RickTommy/sig}} 13:42, 23 April 2010 (UTC)
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== Aquabats Kickstarter Cameo ==
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:You might want to check the timestamps in the reply you linked to. That's a good catch though on the First Time Here bot. I'll fix it. &mdash; [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 14:13, 23 April 2010 (UTC)
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== Proper Placement of Quotation Marks ==
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Homestar Runner makes an appearance in this Aquabats Kickstarter video
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I just noticed [http://www.hrwiki.org/w/index.php?diff=700141&oldid=699872 this], and was wondering if there was a discussion on proper quotation placement. In the united states, it's punctuation then quotation mark, but elsewhere--mainly--it's quotation mark then punctuation. Or so I have learned. {{User:ColdReactive/sig}} 21:31, 25 April 2010 (UTC)
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[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbfRQBFC3hk&t=0s]
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:See [[HRWiki:Manual_of_Style#Quotation_marks]]. {{User:Elcool/sig}} 21:56, 25 April 2010 (UTC)
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::Actually, it's ALWAYS punctuation before quotation marks. {{User:Open Source Greg/sig}} 08:44, 26 April 2010 (UTC)
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:::No, it's not. In the US, traditionally grammarians have said always to put the full stop or comma before the close quote; in the UK, it's standard to follow the sense of whether the full stop or comma belongs with the quoted material. Examples: 1. ''She said "I want to go to some pizza place."'' 2. ''She said she wanted to go to "some pizza place".'' The Wiki generally follows US standards for spelling and punctuation, but here we've made an exception and tend to use the latter system. It's not clear to me exactly why we do so, but I'm still for it because honestly, the US system doesn't make any sense at all and I refuse to follow it, anyway. {{User:Heimstern Läufer/sig}} 08:55, 26 April 2010 (UTC)
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::::Hear, hear. --[[User:DorianGray|DorianGray]] 08:57, 26 April 2010 (UTC)
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:::::That's about how i've gone about editing the wiki ever since [http://www.hrwiki.org/w/index.php?title=Blatant_Lies&diff=prev&oldid=661862 this edit] was changed. <small>for some reason i still remember that.</small> I wasn't sure which one it was, and apparently i guessed wrong. by now i have a better feel for how it's done here, and i just know when to use ." this and when to use ". that. i think i made that particular edit based on OSG's rule. and i am an American, yet i have to agree w/what heimstern said about the rule not making any sense. and the previous sentence from yet onward may be disregarded when concerning question marks (which is the rule that threw me off on that edit haha). <--which brings us to a similar question: what about periods before or after parentheses and parenthetical phrases? {{User:The Knights Who Say Ni/sig}} 09:31, 26 April 2010 (UTC)
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::::::parentheses, square brackets, curly brackets, etc. [should] follow the exact same rules as quotation marks. {{User:ColdReactive/sig}} 10:36, 26 April 2010 (UTC)
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:::::::Periods almost never go inside a closing parenthesis (and I can't think of any time that a comma does). (Only if the entire sentence is in parentheses does the period go inside.) As for quotation marks, I strongly prefer the U.S. style in printed materials, like magazines and books, but for the wiki I prefer our custom style because of the default font we use. &mdash; [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 17:29, 26 April 2010 (UTC)
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::::::::And what about parenthetical phrases <font color=#00A000>(like, whether or not a question mark should go before or after the green)</font>? this isn't a good example, but at least it shows what i'm talking about. {{User:The Knights Who Say Ni/sig}} 03:33, 3 May 2010 (UTC)
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:::::::::You should be able to remove a parenthetical phrase from a sentence and still have it make grammatical sense. If you put the question mark inside the green, and then removed the green, the sentence would be missing its terminal punctuation. But you can still sneak questions in with declarative statements, like this (see?). &mdash; [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 04:03, 3 May 2010 (UTC)
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::::::::::i already know what happens ''inside'' the green. i'm asking about before the ( vs. after the ). {{User:The Knights Who Say Ni/sig}} 18:20, 3 May 2010 (UTC)
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:::::::::::After. A parenthetical phrase either has to be a part of a sentence (in which case the punctuation of the outer sentence comes after the closing parenthesis), or it should be a sentence that can stand by itself. (In the latter case, the punctuation goes inside the parentheses because the whole sentence can be removed.) &mdash; [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 19:12, 3 May 2010 (UTC)
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::::::::::::[[http://hrwiki.org/wiki/HRWiki:Changing_username/Archive#Another_Strong_Badian|Here's]] a funny example of this issue. The user asked if he could be renamed "President Cold One", but because he put the question mark inside the quotation marks, Tom thought he meant "President Cold One?".
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::::::::::::Heimstern: If you refuse to follow putting puncuation marks inside quotes, why did you do so in [http://hrwiki.org/w/index.php?title=Crime_and_Punishment&diff=701873&oldid=701867 this edit]?
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== Admin ==
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== February 21? ==
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It's been just over five years since we last had an [[HRWiki:April 2005 Sysop Nominations|admin nom]]. Can we have another one soon? {{User:RickTommy/sig}} 13:27, 26 April 2010 (UTC)
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Why does the Main Page say that the newest Skills of an Artist was released on February 21 when it was released this month? [[Special:Contributions/76.184.27.104|76.184.27.104]] 20:23, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
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:We're right for now. {{User:Phlip/sig}} 13:38, 26 April 2010 (UTC)
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:My bad. I probably copy-pasted it when updating and forgot to change the date. Thanks for bringing it to my attention~  --[[User:DorianGray|DorianGray]] 20:34, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
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== There is no spoon ==
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== Two Questions ==
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How many views did the main page get after The Brothers Chaps asked people to donate to the HRWiki? --[[Special:Contributions/71.77.206.64|71.77.206.64]] 22:41, 15 May 2010 (UTC)
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{{p|l=http://hrwiki.org/w/index.php?title=Jurvy-Skat&curid=18745&diff=777714&oldid=777337&rcid=740575 These}} {{p|l=http://hrwiki.org/w/index.php?title=Peasant%27s_Quest_Preview&curid=890&diff=777715&oldid=777710&rcid=740576 two}} edits raise two questions concerning [[HRWiki:Standards|wiki standards]].
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:Hard to say. I started keeping track of it for a while, but then I realized that the numbers are skewed by Web crawlers, and I don't know to what degree. The numbers at the bottoms of pages are so unreliable that some sites, like Wikipedia, don't even display them. &mdash; [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 04:28, 16 May 2010 (UTC)
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:''See [[HRWiki talk:Standards#Linking to articles with disambiguation in the page title|HRWiki talk:Standards → Linking to articles with disambiguation in the page title]]
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:''and [[HRWiki talk:Standards#Retroactive names in transcripts|HRWiki talk:Standards → Retroactive names in transcripts]]
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== ToonInfo template ==
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== Some questions we would like to ask about... ==
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DorianGray suggested sorting the Filmographies by date rather than alphabetically. I took this idea and ran with it, creating a [[Template:ToonInfo|ToonInfo]] template... but hit a small stumbling block when I discovered that sorting Filmographies by date would have the side effect of every toon being listed under "2" where it's currently listed by letter. It's still possible (and not terribly hard) to sort by date, it would just unfortunately look odd on the Category pages. Nevertheless, the template works otherwise (the sort-by-date feature is not currently included.) It would help keep our format consistent and let us change the format more easily, but admittedly has the problem of having to physically add it to each and every toon on the site. Thoughts? --{{User:Jay/sig}} 10:55, 31 May 2010 (UTC)
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Hi there, I'm a stranger who wants to ask you some questions.
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:Yeah, I fear it would be too complicated to get one of the robits to automate the process... But hey, if we don't get any updates soon, at least we'll have something to occupy us for a while. =3 --[[User:DorianGray|DorianGray]] 11:08, 31 May 2010 (UTC)
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::No. I think everything's fine the way it is. {{User:RickTommy/sig}} 11:54, 31 May 2010 (UTC)
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:::Eh, if we can make it work, I'd far prefer chronological filmographies to alphabetical ones. {{User:Heimstern Läufer/sig}} 12:11, 31 May 2010 (UTC)
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::::Please no. Only if it can be done ''without adding a log into the page history'' should it be done. {{User:RickTommy/sig}} 12:15, 31 May 2010 (UTC)
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::::How many characters can be placed into the template? --[[Special:Contributions/209.148.176.136|209.148.176.136]] 12:13, 31 May 2010 (UTC)
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:::::First of all, I've always thought the filmographies would be better if they were in chronological order, and I think this template is cool and ambitious, but I think it's a little too complicated for the problem it's supposed to solve. Perhaps we could figure out a way to get the chronological functionality without having to edit every toon article. Or if we really do want to add something to all the articles, perhaps an extension would be better instead of a straight template in order to keep things as simple as possible. &mdash; [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 17:10, 31 May 2010 (UTC)
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::::::I've seen other Wikis with templates on nearly every page that are far more complicated than that one, for what it's worth. Most notably Bulbapedia, who ''thrives'' on complicated templates. --{{User:Jay/sig}} 17:50, 31 May 2010 (UTC)
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:::::::All right, but if we can find a simpler solution, shouldn't we? My original attempt at a [[User:It's dot com/stuffitem|STUFF template]] would have ''worked'', but it was way more complicated than it needed to be, which also meant it wasn't as flexible as it should be. &mdash; [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 18:05, 31 May 2010 (UTC)
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::::::::Do you (or does anyone else) have such a simpler solution? (I know that if you don't, that doesn't necessarily mean that my solution wins; I understand logic better than that. This is why I haven't put it on any pages yet and asked here first.) --{{User:Jay/sig}} 18:20, 31 May 2010 (UTC)
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::::::::Oh, yes, and problems with that STUFF template include the fact that STUFF pages were for discussion, so the entries can be very long and get changed often, and the variables don't have names so it's not intuitive what goes where. --{{User:Jay/sig}} 18:24, 31 May 2010 (UTC)
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:::::::::Okay... my point was that it was overly complicated, even though it could have been made to work. Its specific problems were fixed and aren't all that relevant here. As I hinted at above, a simpler solution would be to change the nature of the filmographies pages so that they're automatically in chronological order (maybe even sortable). Then we wouldn't have to edit any pages at all. &mdash; [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 19:16, 31 May 2010 (UTC)
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::::::::::That would be an elegant solution, but how would the filmography pages know the dates the toons came out? (Unless they were made into PAGES and not categories, which would admittedly solve the problem but would still require every page to be modified.) --{{User:Jay/sig}} 22:21, 31 May 2010 (UTC)
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:::::::::::We would use [[All Toons]] or something similar to create a custom sort list. &mdash; [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 23:00, 31 May 2010 (UTC)
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::::::::::::Well, in that case, it's beyond my understanding of Wikicode and probably beyond my access rights, so I defer to you. --{{User:Jay/sig}} 00:50, 1 June 2010 (UTC)
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So is this functionality something we really want? I'm just making sure, because whichever avenue we'd end up using&mdash;template, extension, whatever&mdash;it will take significant effort to implement. &mdash; [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 03:50, 3 June 2010 (UTC)
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== Personal image limit going unpoliced in forgotten users? ==
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1) When will ALL the old Flash pages turn to HTML5?
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It started with just me being paranoid, but it turns out there are several users with more than two large images. If a user quits the wiki without responding to a talk page comment, or a user is never alerted (I found that several users were never told after checking their talk pages), what do we do about it? For one thing, it violates our regulations to have that many personals, but on the other hand we can't edit other people's user pages. Seeing how this situation is going on, how would we resolve it? Are we lax in cases like this and shrug it off, or is it just that nobody is as nit-picky about these things as I am and never checks? Yeah, I suppose this is a mild problem, but there are some big-name editors like this, some of which regularly contribute. Does it really matter? I can't make the call, so can I get professional opinion in here from someone who knows the rules better than me? --[[User:Jellote|Jellote]] [[User talk:Jellote|wuz]] [[Special:Contributions/Jellote|here]] 00:15, 18 June 2010 (UTC)
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2) When are you going to UNBAN IP addresses who "committed" persistent vandalism?
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:The limits are in place to prevent people from abusing the privilege of a user page. If they're not active anymore, then it's probably not worth the effort to worry about it. If someone is still here, though, then I think it's only fair that they be in compliance with our policy. &mdash; [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 16:48, 18 June 2010 (UTC)
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== Sbemail in navigation? ==
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3) If Flash is dead, are you going to cancel HomestarRunner.com ?
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I don't think that Strong Bad Email should be in the navigation section on the side. All the other links have something to do with the wiki itself, but SB email is just a feature on homestarrunner.com. It should be removed. {{User:Wasd98/sig}} 00:12, 22 June 2010 (UTC)
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4) Why wouldn't we see ANY updates from 2011 to 2014?
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:Strong Bad Email is a large and important part of the site. Probably about 55% of the pages on this wiki are related to Strong Bad Email. In fact, the site wouldn't be as popular if Strong Bad Email didn't exist. I think that's plenty of proof for it to stay. [[User:doctorwho295|doctorwho295]] 27 June 2010
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::Related how? About one-thirteenth of the wiki's articles are the SBEmail ones, as well as a couple of articles that have SBEmails organised in lists like location, sender's name etc. That's waaaaay less than 55%, but still quite a lot. As for the site not being popular if SBEmail didn't exist, it's been over nine months since the last SBEmail, so... {{User:RickTommy/sig}} 03:23, 11 July 2010 (UTC)
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== Reporting New Stuff On Website... On HRwiki... ==
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5) Could y'all please tell us what email The Brothers Chaps have?
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Just wondering, since Homestarrunner.com posts "news updates" for when they have updates, would [http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20100621/2320049908.shtml this] affect HRWiki? TBC already owns the rights to the news updates, so... {{User:ColdReactive/sig}} 17:23, 23 June 2010 (UTC)
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--[[Special:Contributions/83.185.35.154|83.185.35.154]] 18:37, 30 August 2019 (UTC)
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:I'm not catching how that would directly affect us... &mdash; [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 18:22, 23 June 2010 (UTC)
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:1) We don't know. Ask [[the Brothers Chaps]].
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:2) Never. Why should we?
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:3) You'll have to be more specific as to what that means exactly. We aren't involved with homestarrunner.com, so we can't take down someone else's website. And The Brothers Chaps are planning to give the site a HTML5 update, so they won't take it down.
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:4) Kids, creative burnout, side projects, etc. See [[HRWiki:Hiatuses]] for more details.
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:5) Their email address used to be brotherschaps@homestarrunner.com, but it was removed from the site's [[Email]] page, so it seems [[@StrongBadActual]] is now their primary contact method.
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:Hope this helps! {{User:Gfdgsgxgzgdrc/sig‎}} 22:33, 30 August 2019 (UTC)
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== iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad app? ==
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::Concerning the answer #2, why never? --[[Special:Contributions/83.185.35.154|83.185.35.154]] 22:50, 30 August 2019 (UTC)
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:::To reduce the risk of a repeat offender. {{User:The Knights Who Say Ni/sig}} 23:32, 30 August 2019 (UTC)
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::::THAT repeat offender is way worse than CE5, aren't we right? --[[Special:Contributions/83.185.35.154|83.185.35.154]] 23:36, 30 August 2019 (UTC)
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:::::Look, I'm not sure what your issues are, but the simple truth is that the best thing for you to do is behave like someone who has never even heard the name "Maudi Algabban" (we are not fooled, we know who you are) and has literally zero curiosity about the name or the user's history, while also showing no particular interest toward all the things you show far too much interest over (such as the Pyongyang reference, the hiatuses, and the possibility of homestarrunner.com being taken down) and never, ever, even for a moment, even consider writing loud yelling, swearing posts demanding people unblock you and give you answers to questions we have no way of answering. Also, make constructive Wiki edits (that means not vandalism, with or without scare quotes), not just Talk page chatter. Basically, you need to start over completely and pretend you are not and were never you and do not care about you - and that doesn't mean to insult yourself, it means ''do not mention'' yourself. You've built up far too much bad karma, so it's very likely that even the slightest hint that you are you will be treated with immediate suspicion, and likely result in further blocks. And if you think this is unreasonable, perhaps what you really need to do is to find a way to end your obsession with this Wiki. You've been pulling these bizarre stunts for literal years. --{{User:Jay/sig}} 23:50, 30 August 2019 (UTC)
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Would anybody on the wiki be able to create an iOS app for the wiki? I'm sure it would be very possible. --[[Special:Contributions/68.78.135.218|68.78.135.218]] 20:40, 28 June 2010 (UTC)
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::::::I must tell you all that I'm NOTHING but a stranger, but if you would like to send some ANGRY emails to him, his email address is ''-redacted-'' . Maudi MUST be punished and he's WAY the worst contributor on Homestar Runner Wiki! LET'S GET HIM!!!! --[[Special:Contributions/83.185.35.154|83.185.35.154]] 23:57, 30 August 2019 (UTC)
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:I'm just wondering, since I don't have an iProduct, what's the difference between an iOS of HRWiki, and browsing the site online with the device? Could be a nice way to deliver updates (like [http://twitter.com/hrwiki Twitter])? {{User:Elcool/sig}} 04:36, 29 June 2010 (UTC)
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::::::: *sigh* I tried. --{{User:Jay/sig}} 23:59, 30 August 2019 (UTC)
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::While the wiki was unusable on my old Nokia E71, it looks and works just fine on my iPhone 3GS. I don't know what an HRWiki app would look like, but I doubt it would add value. Also, there is no free way of developing an iPhone app if you don't want to jailbreak.{{User:Loafing/sig}} 07:00, 29 June 2010 (UTC)
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:::Actually, I do have the SDK, so I can see what I can do. --[[Special:Contributions/68.78.134.21|68.78.134.21]] 21:10, 11 July 2010 (UTC)
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== Special Talk ==
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== Netiquette w/r/t interviews on defunct sites ==
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Why don't special pages have talk pages? e.g. There's no [[Special Talk:Upload]]. {{User:Gfdgsgxgzgdrc/sig‎}}
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As I [[HRWiki:WikiGnome|clean up]] various pages on the site I'm finding that many cited interviews and links are dead and gone.
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:Talk pages are for discussing the improvement of the articles. Special pages are not articles to inform readers; Special pages serve a different purpose, and don't need to be editted or discssed about. {{User:StrongAwesome74/sig}} 17:58, 9 July 2010 (UTC)
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:''See [[HRWiki talk:Standards#Interviews on defunct sites|HRWiki talk:Standards → Interviews on defunct sites]]''
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::oh. got it. {{User:Gfdgsgxgzgdrc/sig‎}}
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:::that isn't always true. one time i needed to ask a question on [[Special:Sbemailcheck]]'s talk page, but since it didn't exist, i had to come here to ask the question. it was ignored and archived without being answered. It's right here: [[HRWiki:Main Page Talk Archive 34#Strong Bad Email Check]] and I still feel like the question needs to be answered. {{User:The Knights Who Say Ni/sig}} 19:13, 9 July 2010 (UTC)
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::::Custom special pages that need discussion often have project or help pages associated with them. For example, [[Special:Ledger]]'s talk page is at [[HRWiki talk:Ledger]]. [[Special:Sbemailcheck]] links to an instruction page, [[Help:Sbemailcheck]], and a corresponding talk page, [[Help talk:Sbemailcheck]] (which is where your question should be). &mdash; [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 20:37, 9 July 2010 (UTC)
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:::::And if you cannot find a spot to post your "talk" then you should add it to [[HRWiki talk:Projects|this page]], which is where "general" project discussion goes. {{User:ColdReactive/sig}} 18:11, 12 July 2010 (UTC)
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::::::[[HRWiki talk:Projects]] is not the first place I'd go if I had the kind of problem Knights described above. (As a talk page for a project page where most discussion occurs on the project page itself, it doesn't even have much of a function at all.) [[HRWiki talk:FAQ]] is probably better suited for technical questions (if there's not a more specific page available). &mdash; [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 18:33, 12 July 2010 (UTC)
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== Protection ==
 
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[[Peasant's Quest]], [[Thy Dungeonman 3]], and their commands and walkthrough pages are prone to vandalism from anonymous IPs. Could they please be semi-protected? {{User:RickTommy/sig}} 03:35, 14 July 2010 (UTC)
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== https ==
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:That looks like low key vandalism. Protecting those pages would be an overreaction and would do more harm than good.{{User:Loafing/sig}} 06:08, 14 July 2010 (UTC)
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== Stores having a new sale. ==
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Hi! Can you make this site secure please, https. Thanks kindly!
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It's on patches. I updated the store page, and the Store Front Page News. We just need to update the main page now.
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:::I have literally no idea what you mean by that. -[[Image:Baby strong bad.png|20px]][[User talk:Minecraft lover147|<span style="color:#00ab33;">Minecraft</span><span style="color:#734e00;"> lover147</span>]] 04:53, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
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==YouTube channel?==
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Maybe you could consider adding the HomestarRunner YouTube channel to the new content watchlist, since that's where TBC seems to be doing most of their work, now?
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ToaJuaraevo01(Forgot how to sign)
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::To sign, just put four tildes after your post (<code><nowiki>~~~~</nowiki></code>). {{User:Lira/sig}} 16:20, 26 January 2020 (UTC)
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:::If you just want your name, like this:[[Image:Baby strong bad.png|20px]][[User talk:Minecraft lover147|<span style="color:#00ab33;">Minecraft</span><span style="color:#734e00;"> lover147</span>]], you just put 3 tildes after your post (<code><nowiki>~~~</nowiki></code>). If you want to do your name ''and'' the time, do the aforementioned 4 tildes. To do ''just'' the time, like this: 05:11, 9 February 2020 (UTC), do 5 tildes (<code><nowiki>~~~~~</nowiki></code>).
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:::<small>This post has been posted by [[Image:Baby strong bad.png|20px]][[User talk:Minecraft lover147|<span style="color:#00ab33;">Minecraft</span><span style="color:#734e00;"> lover147</span>]]. The time it was posted is 05:11, 9 February 2020 (UTC).</small>
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:I disagree. YouTube is really more of a dumping ground for all the old Flash stuff that is still available on the site, but might not be should the Flash plug be pulled. And though I prefer to avoid YouTube, I don't think the Homestar Runner YouTube channel has been updated in months. [[website|Because YouTube is a place where absolutely nothing happens]]. I would mention that most new content is now posted on Twitter, but much of it doesn't qualify as full toons that demand full attention. (This may change, but not in the foreseeable future). -- [[Special:Contributions/68.37.43.131|68.37.43.131]] 13:35, 26 January 2020 (UTC)
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::There actually is SOME original content on there, if you bother to look. {{User:ToaJuaraevo01/sig1}} 04:12, 27 January 2020 (UTC)
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:::What exactly do you mean "new content watchlist"? YouTube-exclusive content is already listed and documented in numerous places. {{User:Gfdgsgxgzgdrc/sig‎}} 07:38, 27 January 2020 (UTC)
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== Redesign ==
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I was just looking at the [[HRWiki:Main page redesign]], and it had something entitled, "On this day..." for H*R stuff that happened on that day in history. I like the idea of that, but when I looked on it, it had stuff for February 9th. Where I live, it's still February 8th. I know this wiki is centered around UTC, but it could be very confusing for someone who ''doesn't'' know that. -[[Image:Baby strong bad.png|20px]][[User talk:Minecraft lover147|<span style="color:#00ab33;">Minecraft</span><span style="color:#734e00;"> lover147</span>]] 04:50, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
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==Sick Homestar, BRAH==
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Why is homestar sick looking on the main page button? Found no other place to post this question --[[User:Jeffjman|Jeffjman]][http://www.scratch.mit.edu/users/jeffjman][[File:Baby_strong_bad.png‎|30px]] 16:04, 16 March 2020 (UTC)
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:World events, Jeff. World events. &mdash; [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 17:12, 16 March 2020 (UTC)
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::How long exactly will the COVID-related logos continue to show up? It's been long enough now - if it was even necessary in the first place. Yes, we get it. Current events, the end times have almost come, we almost danced the Conga of the Apocalypse, etc. We get that. I think everyone who visits this wiki is aware of that by now. I think we'd all be aware of that ''even if'' this wiki's logo didn't shove it in our faces every few page loads (though I do appreciate that it is no longer EVERY page load like it was at first).  And I don't think any of us like being reminded of it - especially not this long after the fact. I'm sure most of us visit this wiki to take our minds ''off'' of the bad news for a while, not to be reminded of it by the logo. But it's your call, I suppose. I do hope I'm not coming across as rude - I just want to give my two cents on the matter since no one has brought up this point of view yet. [[Special:Contributions/76.184.23.181|76.184.23.181]] 01:24, 9 February 2021 (UTC)
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:::What's funny is I agree with you—it ''has'' been long enough now, and ''I'' don't like being reminded of it, either. In fact I came this close to taking it down completely a couple of days ago, but I stopped myself. It just didn't feel right, since this mess is still very much not over. But I toned it way down (btw, the most it has ever appeared is on half of all page loads; now it's on a twelfth). If you'd like to eliminate it completely, you can of course create an account and then set whatever logo you like on your user CSS page. As you mention, no one else has brought up this point of view yet. If they do, I'll reconsider whether it's time to take it down altogether. &mdash; [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 03:03, 9 February 2021 (UTC)
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::::1) You have no idea how relieved I am to hear that you agree with me for the most part! :)
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::::I apologize if I came across as preemptively defensive earlier. I'm not the best at wording, so I was gulp-afraid of saying the wrong thing and being misunderstood... that's happened to me a lot, especially in discussions about this pandemic. (Which is the major reason for me not liking to be reminded of it too often if possible.)
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::::2) Oh yes, I do remember that even in the beginning it wasn't on every page load. I think I initially assumed it was on only certain pages or something. And I did notice that it wasn't appearing as frequently lately, but I wasn't sure if that meant it had been toned down or was just a coincidence (at one point I even thought it was finally gone). Once every 12 page loads is acceptable, especially now that I know I'm not the only one who's tired of it. ;)
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::::3) I didn't know it was possible to change the logo on my user CSS page. I don't have a lot of practice with CSS but I might give it a try. Thanks for letting me know!
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::::4) I suppose it should be mentioned: technically I do have an account here, that I made when I was about 14 or 15. Same with the forum. But I've haven't been to the forum in years and have barely used the wiki account - instead, I mostly just browse the wiki, and, on VERY rare occasions, post on talk pages. Every once in a while I think about logging in and making contributions more often and becoming a regular user (after all, I read talk pages more than the average non-contributing user does, and several times I've thought of edits I could make), but... I said a LOT of dumb things on the forum back in the day, and my wiki and forum usernames are similar, so I cringe thinking about the possibility that people might still remember all of that. One of these days I'm going to see if I can still log in so I can change my username.
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::::[[Special:Contributions/76.184.23.181|76.184.23.181]] 07:49, 9 February 2021 (UTC)
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:Turns out the coronavirus doubles as a computer [[virus]]. {{User:The thing/sig}} 20:31, 16 March 2020 (UTC)
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== What's new correction ==
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The "What's New" should have the Fan Costumes from Thanksgiving at the bottom. [[User:Wolf O&#39;Donnel|Wolf O&#39;Donnel]] 03:52, 13 May 2020 (UTC)
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:I think whoever edited What's New last opted to take the Fan Costumes out instead, because the Halloween toon is a bigger, more significant update. The importance of updates should be considered alongside their recent,,,ness. A big toon should take priority over a short, and so on. --[[User:DorianGray|DorianGray]] 04:33, 13 May 2020 (UTC)
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::I did that. I was under the impression that the box was meant to primarily show the updates on the site's "what's new" button. The Halloween toon is there, while the Fan Costumes is not. {{User:Gfdgsgxgzgdrc/sig‎}} 04:37, 13 May 2020 (UTC)
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:::A good rule of thumb is that we should list everything within the last month and anything that's still in the What's New button, and if we still have space to fill, we can include older things that you can actually watch, like toons. &mdash; [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 14:07, 13 May 2020 (UTC)
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== Site on the fritz ==
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The wiki has been taking an age to load lately. Is there something amiss or do just that many people wanna know what the crap Bod is? [[User:Guybrush20X6|Guybrush20X6]] 12:21, 31 October 2020 (UTC)
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:Yeah that happens sometimes, especially when there's a new toon. &mdash; [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 16:35, 31 October 2020 (UTC)
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== History preservation ==
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Could you keep the pages for the stuff that will be removed from the website in 2021 (e.g. games, character videos, etc.) on the Wiki, so as to preserve the history of the website? (That "Mashed Potato Jones" comment from "Halloween Fairstival" and other stuff that was changed should be kept on the Wiki, too)
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:Has there been any announcement indicating that content will be removed from the website?  I believe individuals have made content archives and projects such as [[Wikipedia:Lightspark|Lightspark]] should allow such content to remain playable after flash's EOL.  So we should be ok? Still I haven't seen any notice of content deletion as of yet. --[[User:Stux|Stux]] 18:06, 29 November 2020 (UTC)
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== Remove [[FeedBurner]] from the main page ==
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If we're not doing a main page redesign in the near future, could we at least replace the link to [[FeedBurner]] with [[@StrongBadActual]]? It's where updates really happen now. {{User:Elcool/sig}} 07:02, 29 November 2020 (UTC)
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: I agree with Elcool. Which is why I decided to '''be bold''' and make the exact update he suggests. --{{User:Jay/sig}} 10:02, 29 November 2020 (UTC)
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::A '''bold''' edit? on the '''''Main Page'''''?!?!? :O Awesome! {{User:Elcool/sig}} 12:28, 29 November 2020 (UTC)
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:::'''NOTE:''' ''I've updated the redesign discussion [[HRWiki_talk:Main_page_redesign#Recent_update|here]] in response to this update.'' --[[User:Stux|Stux]] 19:47, 29 November 2020 (UTC)
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::To Elcool, Jay, and the rest of the sysops (and the greater wiki community at large): '''I would greatly appreciate everyone's feedback on if and how to move forward with the main page redesign!''' This is another thing that has stalled for years and I think even small changes would be helpful.  However, changes for the main page need to begin with sysop and admin participation!  Thanks! --[[User:Stux|Stux]] 13:53, 4 December 2020 (UTC)
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== Flash archive preservation ==
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What are we going to do with the wiki's flash archives? We need to preserve the old content, and there isn't any sign that the brothers chaps will post them on youtube.
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:[[https://twitter.com/StrongBadActual/status/1343723058289373184/photo/1 They've got their top man on it.]] And we got all the files backed up here so if needed we can run our own legacy player for stuff like [[Where the Crap are we?]] or worst case scenario, beg Newgrounds for their player. [[User:Guybrush20X6|Guybrush20X6]] 00:16, 1 January 2021 (UTC)
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:And just like that, they've unveiled a new HTML site that runs Ruffle for the old crap! I already found two Easter eggs! [[User:Guybrush20X6|Guybrush20X6]] 01:50, 1 January 2021 (UTC)
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== Some sbemails redirect to the wrong ones. ==
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As an example: [[1 step ahead]] redirects to sbemail 29 if you take the link to http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail28.html {{User:ColdReactive/sig}} 08:13, 23 January 2021 (UTC)
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:Sounds like a redirect bug to me (or similar). It could be noted in the [[Post-Flash Site Update]] page.  But more importantly TBC should be made aware of this so it can be fixed.  Not sure what the best way to do that is, I don't think they have a 'report site problems' link or similar.  Oh, I guess there's also twitter! --[[User:Stux|Stux]] 08:20, 23 January 2021 (UTC)
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== Index page seems to be missing from the Main Page ==
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The title says it all: every since the [[Post-Flash Site Update]], it seems the [[Index Page]] has risen to prominence a bit more than before. It should probably be included in the Main Page as well! --[[User:Stux|Stux]] 09:10, 17 March 2021 (UTC)
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:I see this a lot. Why do people say that the title says it all and then go on to say more things? Anyway I added the index page to the main page. &mdash; [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 16:45, 17 March 2021 (UTC)
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::That is a ''very'' good question!  I had never thought of that before. I almost didn't put the phrase in, but I still felt like it should go there.  People are riddled and mired in contradiction.  That's the only thing that comes to mind. Also, thank you very much for adding the link! --[[User:Stux|Stux]] 13:51, 18 March 2021 (UTC)

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[edit] Featured content of the day (or whenever) issue

I noticed that the trogdor 08 link to "watch" links to trogday.html, and not trogday08.html is this a known issue? ColdReactive 13:04, 18 March 2018 (UTC)

Fixed. — It's dot com 15:48, 18 March 2018 (UTC)

[edit] Discussions

There are a lot of talk page discussions happening on this wiki. The problem is, this wiki is not very active, so such discussions rarely get consensus and very few things get done. (That's why I'm always reviving old discussions with a phrase like "I still agree with this.") I think there should be some way to keep track of all the ongoing discussions. Maybe a [[HRWiki:Discussions]] page or something to keep these discussions from becoming inactive. Gfdgsgxgzgdrc 01:37, 6 August 2018 (UTC)

I still agree with this. (See? That proves my point!) Gfdgsgxgzgdrc 06:17, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
I also agree with this. (You have a good point!) Minecraft lover147 04:58, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
There's HRWiki:Open Discussions - not really active, but since it's directly linked from The Stick it could be revived easily. -- Bleu Ninja 21:40, 27 September 2019 (UTC)

[edit] Aquabats Kickstarter Cameo

Homestar Runner makes an appearance in this Aquabats Kickstarter video

[1] — 108.54.219.151 (Talk | contribs) 20:07, 10 August 2018 (UTC) (left unsigned)

[edit] February 21?

Why does the Main Page say that the newest Skills of an Artist was released on February 21 when it was released this month? 76.184.27.104 20:23, 12 August 2018 (UTC)

My bad. I probably copy-pasted it when updating and forgot to change the date. Thanks for bringing it to my attention~ --DorianGray 20:34, 12 August 2018 (UTC)

[edit] Two Questions

These two edits raise two questions concerning wiki standards.

See HRWiki talk:Standards → Linking to articles with disambiguation in the page title
and HRWiki talk:Standards → Retroactive names in transcripts

[edit] Some questions we would like to ask about...

Hi there, I'm a stranger who wants to ask you some questions.

1) When will ALL the old Flash pages turn to HTML5?

2) When are you going to UNBAN IP addresses who "committed" persistent vandalism?

3) If Flash is dead, are you going to cancel HomestarRunner.com ?

4) Why wouldn't we see ANY updates from 2011 to 2014?

5) Could y'all please tell us what email The Brothers Chaps have?

--83.185.35.154 18:37, 30 August 2019 (UTC)

1) We don't know. Ask the Brothers Chaps.
2) Never. Why should we?
3) You'll have to be more specific as to what that means exactly. We aren't involved with homestarrunner.com, so we can't take down someone else's website. And The Brothers Chaps are planning to give the site a HTML5 update, so they won't take it down.
4) Kids, creative burnout, side projects, etc. See HRWiki:Hiatuses for more details.
5) Their email address used to be brotherschaps@homestarrunner.com, but it was removed from the site's Email page, so it seems @StrongBadActual is now their primary contact method.
Hope this helps! Gfdgsgxgzgdrc 22:33, 30 August 2019 (UTC)
Concerning the answer #2, why never? --83.185.35.154 22:50, 30 August 2019 (UTC)
To reduce the risk of a repeat offender. The Knights Who Say Ni 23:32, 30 August 2019 (UTC)
THAT repeat offender is way worse than CE5, aren't we right? --83.185.35.154 23:36, 30 August 2019 (UTC)
Look, I'm not sure what your issues are, but the simple truth is that the best thing for you to do is behave like someone who has never even heard the name "Maudi Algabban" (we are not fooled, we know who you are) and has literally zero curiosity about the name or the user's history, while also showing no particular interest toward all the things you show far too much interest over (such as the Pyongyang reference, the hiatuses, and the possibility of homestarrunner.com being taken down) and never, ever, even for a moment, even consider writing loud yelling, swearing posts demanding people unblock you and give you answers to questions we have no way of answering. Also, make constructive Wiki edits (that means not vandalism, with or without scare quotes), not just Talk page chatter. Basically, you need to start over completely and pretend you are not and were never you and do not care about you - and that doesn't mean to insult yourself, it means do not mention yourself. You've built up far too much bad karma, so it's very likely that even the slightest hint that you are you will be treated with immediate suspicion, and likely result in further blocks. And if you think this is unreasonable, perhaps what you really need to do is to find a way to end your obsession with this Wiki. You've been pulling these bizarre stunts for literal years. --Jay (Talk) 23:50, 30 August 2019 (UTC)
I must tell you all that I'm NOTHING but a stranger, but if you would like to send some ANGRY emails to him, his email address is -redacted- . Maudi MUST be punished and he's WAY the worst contributor on Homestar Runner Wiki! LET'S GET HIM!!!! --83.185.35.154 23:57, 30 August 2019 (UTC)
*sigh* I tried. --Jay (Talk) 23:59, 30 August 2019 (UTC)

[edit] Netiquette w/r/t interviews on defunct sites

As I clean up various pages on the site I'm finding that many cited interviews and links are dead and gone.

See HRWiki talk:Standards → Interviews on defunct sites


[edit] https

Hi! Can you make this site secure please, https. Thanks kindly!

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I have literally no idea what you mean by that. -Minecraft lover147 04:53, 9 February 2020 (UTC)

[edit] YouTube channel?

Maybe you could consider adding the HomestarRunner YouTube channel to the new content watchlist, since that's where TBC seems to be doing most of their work, now?

ToaJuaraevo01(Forgot how to sign)

To sign, just put four tildes after your post (~~~~). Lira (talk) 16:20, 26 January 2020 (UTC)
If you just want your name, like this:Minecraft lover147, you just put 3 tildes after your post (~~~). If you want to do your name and the time, do the aforementioned 4 tildes. To do just the time, like this: 05:11, 9 February 2020 (UTC), do 5 tildes (~~~~~).
This post has been posted by Minecraft lover147. The time it was posted is 05:11, 9 February 2020 (UTC).
I disagree. YouTube is really more of a dumping ground for all the old Flash stuff that is still available on the site, but might not be should the Flash plug be pulled. And though I prefer to avoid YouTube, I don't think the Homestar Runner YouTube channel has been updated in months. Because YouTube is a place where absolutely nothing happens. I would mention that most new content is now posted on Twitter, but much of it doesn't qualify as full toons that demand full attention. (This may change, but not in the foreseeable future). -- 68.37.43.131 13:35, 26 January 2020 (UTC)
There actually is SOME original content on there, if you bother to look. ToaJuaraevo01 File:Homsar-in-motion.gif 04:12, 27 January 2020 (UTC)
What exactly do you mean "new content watchlist"? YouTube-exclusive content is already listed and documented in numerous places. Gfdgsgxgzgdrc 07:38, 27 January 2020 (UTC)

[edit] Redesign

I was just looking at the HRWiki:Main page redesign, and it had something entitled, "On this day..." for H*R stuff that happened on that day in history. I like the idea of that, but when I looked on it, it had stuff for February 9th. Where I live, it's still February 8th. I know this wiki is centered around UTC, but it could be very confusing for someone who doesn't know that. -Minecraft lover147 04:50, 9 February 2020 (UTC)

[edit] Sick Homestar, BRAH

Why is homestar sick looking on the main page button? Found no other place to post this question --Jeffjman[2] 16:04, 16 March 2020 (UTC)

World events, Jeff. World events. — It's dot com 17:12, 16 March 2020 (UTC)
How long exactly will the COVID-related logos continue to show up? It's been long enough now - if it was even necessary in the first place. Yes, we get it. Current events, the end times have almost come, we almost danced the Conga of the Apocalypse, etc. We get that. I think everyone who visits this wiki is aware of that by now. I think we'd all be aware of that even if this wiki's logo didn't shove it in our faces every few page loads (though I do appreciate that it is no longer EVERY page load like it was at first). And I don't think any of us like being reminded of it - especially not this long after the fact. I'm sure most of us visit this wiki to take our minds off of the bad news for a while, not to be reminded of it by the logo. But it's your call, I suppose. I do hope I'm not coming across as rude - I just want to give my two cents on the matter since no one has brought up this point of view yet. 76.184.23.181 01:24, 9 February 2021 (UTC)
What's funny is I agree with you—it has been long enough now, and I don't like being reminded of it, either. In fact I came this close to taking it down completely a couple of days ago, but I stopped myself. It just didn't feel right, since this mess is still very much not over. But I toned it way down (btw, the most it has ever appeared is on half of all page loads; now it's on a twelfth). If you'd like to eliminate it completely, you can of course create an account and then set whatever logo you like on your user CSS page. As you mention, no one else has brought up this point of view yet. If they do, I'll reconsider whether it's time to take it down altogether. — It's dot com 03:03, 9 February 2021 (UTC)
1) You have no idea how relieved I am to hear that you agree with me for the most part! :)
I apologize if I came across as preemptively defensive earlier. I'm not the best at wording, so I was gulp-afraid of saying the wrong thing and being misunderstood... that's happened to me a lot, especially in discussions about this pandemic. (Which is the major reason for me not liking to be reminded of it too often if possible.)
2) Oh yes, I do remember that even in the beginning it wasn't on every page load. I think I initially assumed it was on only certain pages or something. And I did notice that it wasn't appearing as frequently lately, but I wasn't sure if that meant it had been toned down or was just a coincidence (at one point I even thought it was finally gone). Once every 12 page loads is acceptable, especially now that I know I'm not the only one who's tired of it. ;)
3) I didn't know it was possible to change the logo on my user CSS page. I don't have a lot of practice with CSS but I might give it a try. Thanks for letting me know!
4) I suppose it should be mentioned: technically I do have an account here, that I made when I was about 14 or 15. Same with the forum. But I've haven't been to the forum in years and have barely used the wiki account - instead, I mostly just browse the wiki, and, on VERY rare occasions, post on talk pages. Every once in a while I think about logging in and making contributions more often and becoming a regular user (after all, I read talk pages more than the average non-contributing user does, and several times I've thought of edits I could make), but... I said a LOT of dumb things on the forum back in the day, and my wiki and forum usernames are similar, so I cringe thinking about the possibility that people might still remember all of that. One of these days I'm going to see if I can still log in so I can change my username.
76.184.23.181 07:49, 9 February 2021 (UTC)
Turns out the coronavirus doubles as a computer virus. TheThin 20:31, 16 March 2020 (UTC)

[edit] What's new correction

The "What's New" should have the Fan Costumes from Thanksgiving at the bottom. Wolf O'Donnel 03:52, 13 May 2020 (UTC)

I think whoever edited What's New last opted to take the Fan Costumes out instead, because the Halloween toon is a bigger, more significant update. The importance of updates should be considered alongside their recent,,,ness. A big toon should take priority over a short, and so on. --DorianGray 04:33, 13 May 2020 (UTC)
I did that. I was under the impression that the box was meant to primarily show the updates on the site's "what's new" button. The Halloween toon is there, while the Fan Costumes is not. Gfdgsgxgzgdrc 04:37, 13 May 2020 (UTC)
A good rule of thumb is that we should list everything within the last month and anything that's still in the What's New button, and if we still have space to fill, we can include older things that you can actually watch, like toons. — It's dot com 14:07, 13 May 2020 (UTC)

[edit] Site on the fritz

The wiki has been taking an age to load lately. Is there something amiss or do just that many people wanna know what the crap Bod is? Guybrush20X6 12:21, 31 October 2020 (UTC)

Yeah that happens sometimes, especially when there's a new toon. — It's dot com 16:35, 31 October 2020 (UTC)

[edit] History preservation

Could you keep the pages for the stuff that will be removed from the website in 2021 (e.g. games, character videos, etc.) on the Wiki, so as to preserve the history of the website? (That "Mashed Potato Jones" comment from "Halloween Fairstival" and other stuff that was changed should be kept on the Wiki, too)

Has there been any announcement indicating that content will be removed from the website? I believe individuals have made content archives and projects such as Lightspark should allow such content to remain playable after flash's EOL. So we should be ok? Still I haven't seen any notice of content deletion as of yet. --Stux 18:06, 29 November 2020 (UTC)

[edit] Remove FeedBurner from the main page

If we're not doing a main page redesign in the near future, could we at least replace the link to FeedBurner with @StrongBadActual? It's where updates really happen now. Elcool (talk)(contribs) 07:02, 29 November 2020 (UTC)

I agree with Elcool. Which is why I decided to be bold and make the exact update he suggests. --Jay (Talk) 10:02, 29 November 2020 (UTC)
A bold edit? on the Main Page?!?!? :O Awesome! Elcool (talk)(contribs) 12:28, 29 November 2020 (UTC)
NOTE: I've updated the redesign discussion here in response to this update. --Stux 19:47, 29 November 2020 (UTC)
To Elcool, Jay, and the rest of the sysops (and the greater wiki community at large): I would greatly appreciate everyone's feedback on if and how to move forward with the main page redesign! This is another thing that has stalled for years and I think even small changes would be helpful. However, changes for the main page need to begin with sysop and admin participation! Thanks! --Stux 13:53, 4 December 2020 (UTC)

[edit] Flash archive preservation

What are we going to do with the wiki's flash archives? We need to preserve the old content, and there isn't any sign that the brothers chaps will post them on youtube.

[They've got their top man on it.] And we got all the files backed up here so if needed we can run our own legacy player for stuff like Where the Crap are we? or worst case scenario, beg Newgrounds for their player. Guybrush20X6 00:16, 1 January 2021 (UTC)
And just like that, they've unveiled a new HTML site that runs Ruffle for the old crap! I already found two Easter eggs! Guybrush20X6 01:50, 1 January 2021 (UTC)

[edit] Some sbemails redirect to the wrong ones.

As an example: 1 step ahead redirects to sbemail 29 if you take the link to http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail28.html ColdReactive 08:13, 23 January 2021 (UTC)

Sounds like a redirect bug to me (or similar). It could be noted in the Post-Flash Site Update page. But more importantly TBC should be made aware of this so it can be fixed. Not sure what the best way to do that is, I don't think they have a 'report site problems' link or similar. Oh, I guess there's also twitter! --Stux 08:20, 23 January 2021 (UTC)

[edit] Index page seems to be missing from the Main Page

The title says it all: every since the Post-Flash Site Update, it seems the Index Page has risen to prominence a bit more than before. It should probably be included in the Main Page as well! --Stux 09:10, 17 March 2021 (UTC)

I see this a lot. Why do people say that the title says it all and then go on to say more things? Anyway I added the index page to the main page. — It's dot com 16:45, 17 March 2021 (UTC)
That is a very good question! I had never thought of that before. I almost didn't put the phrase in, but I still felt like it should go there. People are riddled and mired in contradiction. That's the only thing that comes to mind. Also, thank you very much for adding the link! --Stux 13:51, 18 March 2021 (UTC)
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