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== No Turning Back Now ==
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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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Do you guys think that there are enough toons to warrant a "Toons without Back Buttons" page? It's become a recent trend with TBC lately. - {{User:Catjaz63/sig}} 20:36, 10 May 2015 (UTC)
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== Featured content of the day (or whenever) issue ==
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:*[[Fish Eye Lens]]
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:*[[Halloween Safety]]
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:*[[I Killed Pom Pom]]
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:*[[sbemail206]]
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:*[[Record Store Day]]
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:Yeah, probably. {{User:Gfdgsgxgzgdrc/sig‎}} 20:50, 10 May 2015 (UTC)
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::Additional Stuff without the back button:
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::[[Telebision Toons Menu]]
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::Email [[the chair]]
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::[[Lappynapped!]]
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::I think there's enough. - {{User:Catjaz63/sig}} 21:01, 10 May 2015 (UTC)
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:::So, it looks like this idea is good enough to warrant its own. However, what's the best name for the page without being too long? There are longer page names than "Toons Without Back Buttons", but I feel like that's too long. Anyone got any ideas? - {{User:Catjaz63/sig}} 17:15, 26 May 2015 (UTC)
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::::Honestly, I don't think you can get it any shorter than that, unless you're willing to settle for a ''really'' informal name like "Backless Toons", or something that's difficult to understand like "Orphaned Endings". And maybe it's just me, but it doesn't look all that long the way it is, either. --{{User:Purple Wrench/sig}} 21:38, 26 May 2015 (UTC)
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:::::"Toons Without Back Buttons" seems fine to me. It's clear, concise, and shorter than many other names of pages we have on this wiki. {{User:DeFender1031/sig}} 22:11, 26 May 2015 (UTC)
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:::::: How about, "No Back Button Toons" or "Back Button Exclusions"? {{User:ColdReactive/sig}} 22:45, 28 October 2015 (UTC)
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== Translations ==
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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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:Fixed. — [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 15:48, 18 March 2018 (UTC)
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Here are the official translations for some of The Cheat's and Pom Pom's lines in SBCG4AP:
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== Discussions ==
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*[https://tcrf.net/Strong_Bad%27s_Cool_Game_For_Attractive_People/Homestar_Ruiner#Cheat_Talk]
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*[https://tcrf.net/Strong_Bad%27s_Cool_Game_For_Attractive_People/Strong_Badia_the_Free#Cheat_Talk]
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*[https://tcrf.net/Strong_Bad%27s_Cool_Game_For_Attractive_People/Baddest_of_the_Bands#Cheat_b.2Fw_Pom_Pom_Talk]
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*[https://tcrf.net/Strong_Bad%27s_Cool_Game_For_Attractive_People/Dangeresque_3:_The_Criminal_Projective#Cheat_Talk]
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How should we cover them? {{User:RickTommy/sig}} 09:43, 25 June 2015 (UTC)
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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 think the first question to ask is "SHOULD we cover them". Followed up, depending on the answer, by "how". Personally, I'm on the fence about the former. {{User:DeFender1031/sig}} 08:58, 26 June 2015 (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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== Importance of edit summaries ==
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== Aquabats Kickstarter Cameo ==
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:''[[User talk:RickTommy#Edit summaries|discussion 1]]; [[User talk:Catjaz63#Edit Summaries|discussion 2]]''
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If edit summaries are for page histories first and Recent Changes a distant second, what about [[Special:Contributions|user contribution pages]]? {{User:RickTommy/sig}} 03:53, 28 June 2015 (UTC)
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Homestar Runner makes an appearance in this Aquabats Kickstarter video
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:That would be third, so distant from first and second you can barely see it. &mdash; [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 04:54, 28 June 2015 (UTC)
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::But can Original Bubs see it? - {{User:Catjaz63/sig}} 05:13, 28 June 2015 (UTC)
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== Complaints about the "Log in / create account" page ==
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[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbfRQBFC3hk&t=0s]
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{{unsigned|108.54.219.151|20:07, 10 August 2018 (UTC)}}
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Please, give us back the old "Log in / create account" page, so we will have the chance to register an user-name on HRWiki.org! We swear, we should certainly not be mean to you at all! We want to be kind-hearted, so we will create an account on an EASY way! Thank you! :'( --[[Special:Contributions/178.174.243.198|178.174.243.198]] 19:14, 19 July 2015 (UTC)
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== February 21? ==
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:This question has already been answered in an above discussion. [[HRWiki:Main Page Talk Archive 44#Account creation|Account Creation?]] - {{User:Catjaz63/sig}} 19:16, 19 July 2015 (UTC)
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== Unnecessary Segmentation ==
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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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: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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So, [[User:Broncotroll|Broncotroll]] has been adding a new <nowiki>'section'</nowiki> to certain articles that separates [[Poker Night at the Inventory]] references to <nowiki>'Out-of-Universe'.</nowiki> Personally, I don't believe that PK&tI references should be segregated, but rather just considered normal and added in the normal 'Appearances' and references to it in articles [http://hrwiki.org/wiki/index.php?title=Strong_Bad&curid=817&diff=749230&oldid=747999 should not be removed]. - {{User:Catjaz63/sig}} 18:00, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
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== Two Questions ==
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:I can understand what you mean about the segmentation, but having references to Strong Bad "going to the inventory" definitely merited deletion. Strong Bad is an oft-visited article and it should not have passing references to out-of-universe games no one bought. {{User:Broncotroll/sig}} 21:52, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
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:: Also, I mostly segmented the PNATI references when having them in the text of the article would be confusing or break the fourth wall. For example, I have no idea who "Heavy" is, and mentioning him as if he's an hr character and not some crossover guy is misleading. {{User:Broncotroll/sig}} 21:59, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
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::: Just unsegmented it in places where it was streamlined into appearances. But I think the segment should stay when foreign characters or references are involved. Also, I have a precedent. I got the particular wording from [[Explosions]]{{User:Broncotroll/sig}} 22:05, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
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::::I still disagree and find it '''completely irrational''' to segregate just bullet points because they make references to characters outside of the Homestar Runner universe. You shouldn't remove or segregate information on articles just because ''you don't understand it''.
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::::Also, you saying '''<nowiki>'passing references to out-of-universe games no one bought.'</nowiki>''' is incredibly ignorant.  - {{User:Catjaz63/sig}} 23:30, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
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::::: Just because you say it '''in bold''' doesn't make it true, it just makes you like a '''supercilious ***'''. {{User:Broncotroll/sig}} 00:08, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
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::::::You call me supercilious when you just violated an HRWiki policy by [[HRWiki:Swears|swearing]] in a situation where it does not add to the conversation and is not a quote. .
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::::::Also, you keep referring to some 'precedent', yet you never link to it. - {{User:Catjaz63/sig}} 00:23, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
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:::::::Okay, I'm going to try to steer this conversation from a never-ending slapfights of ad hominem into a conversation again. The big question I ask with this decision is, Are there enough examples of out-of-universe bullets to warrant a new section on ''every page'' that PK&TI is mentioned? Since it's the only thing that's really big that isn't just a small short that is out of universe and features a Homestar Runner character, there is almost no reason that it should warrant its own section and not be incorporated into the HRWiki like everything else is. It's such a small game that it can be easily put into articles seamlessly and doesn't need this silly column just for it. If you don't understand the bullet point, you could click on the game title and learn about it and who 'The Heavy' is in the game. These changes are not needed and should all be reverted for adding nothing to the content but being intrusive into the natural flow of articles. - {{User:Catjaz63/sig}} 00:52, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
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::::::::Edit Conflict: Broncotroll, The "precedent" you refer to as "proof" that we do things this way was originally added by... wait for it... {{p|l=http://hrwiki.org/w/index.php?title=Explosions&diff=next&oldid=735705 '''you'''}}! This sectioning off has '''never''' been how we do things. In addition, your recent comment using profanity was uncalled for, and inappropriate. Please do not do it again. {{User:DeFender1031/sig}} 00:54, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
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:::::::::On the topic of whether we should be separating references like this, the answer is no. They are references made by TBC in works in which TBC were directly involved made by HR characters. Oh, and for the record, if we're going to start separating every reference by what universe it's in, every page is going to have like [[Storybook World|four]] [[Old-Timey|or]] [[20X6|five]] [[Cheat Commandos|sections]]. I agree with Catjaz. It breaks up the flow of pages and gives undue attention to the "out-of-universe" entries. In essence, separating them makes them stand out more, and gives them MORE weight, not less. {{User:DeFender1031/sig}} 01:09, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
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::::::::: Okay, I'll defer. You're right. I totally didn't remember making that edit. {{User:Broncotroll/sig}} 01:13, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
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:::::::::::Fair enough. The one thing I do agree with you on though is the removal of the line that essentially said "Strong bad likes to spend his free time when he's not checking email jumping out of the HR universe and playing poker in a multi-universe crossover" from his character bio. Stuff like that doesn't really belong. {{User:DeFender1031/sig}} 01:16, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
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:::::::::::: Thank you sir. And I'll try to stop cussing. {{User:Broncotroll/sig}} 02:34, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
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== A Small Idea ==
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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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:''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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This is an odd idea, but would it be possible to embed Strong Bad's latest tweet on the front page? I feel like there's a lot of wasted space under the 'Browse the Knowledge Base' section that could be used for an embedded tweet or something else. - {{User:Catjaz63/sig}} 00:38, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
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== Some questions we would like to ask about... ==
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:Whoa, great idea! That would actually make the main page a lot livelier. I would recommend putting it in a template and updating ''that''. --{{User:Purple Wrench/sig}} 10:26, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
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::Idea I like! +1! How about calling the template {{t|latesttweet}}?  It'd have to be a the sysop who'd add the template to the main page in the end. --[[User:Stux|Stux]] 12:30, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
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:::I don't think that the HRWiki can support embedded tweets, however - {{User:Catjaz63/sig}} 06:27, 18 August 2015 (UTC)
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::::Well, not literally, but I meant just copying the tweet's contents into a template (or any other kind of page), and then embedding that page on the main page, similar to the list of updates. We don't need to implement a live Twitter feed or anything <strike>complicated</strike> ''requiring an API'' like that. --{{User:Purple Wrench/sig}} 19:41, 28 August 2015 (UTC)
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:::::Oh, we could do that definitely! The only thing we need now is a sysop. But the question is, are sysops Legendary Legends or Mysterious Myths? Nobody's ever seen one in the last 86 minutes! - {{User:Catjaz63/sig}} 20:16, 28 August 2015 (UTC)
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: I like this idea. {{User:Gfdgsgxgzgdrc/sig‎}} 01:07, 15 April 2016 (UTC)
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== An idea (again) ==
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Hi there, I'm a stranger who wants to ask you some questions.
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It would be a good idea to make a page with a list of all of the [[Talk:Date Nite#Title Card|title cards]] in it (similar to the [[Opening Credits]] page)? Like [[:File:I_Killed_Pom_Pom_title.png|this one in I Killed Pom Pom]] or [[:File:ADecemberweenMiracle.png|A Decemberween <s>Miracle</s> Mackerel]]. {{User:Gfdgsgxgzgdrc/sig‎}} 17:22, 11 August 2015 (UTC)
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1) When will ALL the old Flash pages turn to HTML5?
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:Do we not have a page like that already? I'm surprised... Well, if we don't, I'd recommend that it be named [[Title Cards]], have a description explaining what a title card is, elaborating that only the big ones and holiday ones really ever have them, and then a gallery of all the title cards that ever happened in chronological order, with perhaps a see also pointing to [[Irregular Loading Screens]], and Stockton running a slant to break through the defense. Got it? Annnnnd.... BREAK! {{User:DeFender1031/sig}} 21:43, 11 August 2015 (UTC)
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::Good jorb. {{User:Gfdgsgxgzgdrc/sig‎}} 23:42, 11 August 2015 (UTC)
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== [[H*R.com updates 2015|H*R.com updates]]? ==
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2) When are you going to UNBAN IP addresses who "committed" persistent vandalism?
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Back when TBC's activities were mostly contained within homestarrunner.com, these page titles made sense. But with updates happening on twitter, YouTube exclusives, and with off-side updates sadly being more common than on it, should these pages be changed to a more neutral title to reflect these off-site updates more accurately? {{User:MichaelXX2/sig}} 03:04, 5 October 2015 (UTC)
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3) If Flash is dead, are you going to cancel HomestarRunner.com ?
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:I feel like "H*R.com" is more representative of the Homestar Runner body of work rather than the website itself, but I can agree that it would be better to change it to "H*R Updates" possibly. - {{User:Catjaz63/sig}} 03:16, 5 October 2015 (UTC)
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::Incidentally, "H*R.com" links to [[Homestar Runner (body of work)]] instead of [[homestarrunner.com]]. If there is a supporting consensus for this, I've posted how updates to Homestar Runner as a whole could be covered on the main page in the [http://hrwiki.org/w/index.php?title=HRWiki%3ASandbox&diff=752021&oldid=752020 sandbox]. {{User:That'sBupkis/sig}} 15:55, 5 October 2015 (UTC)
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:::I like it, especially because the Strong Bad twitter page would dominate the main page's update list if each tweet were given as much weight as a site update. It sounds like simply changing the titles from "H*R.com" to "H*R" will reflect the recent paradigm shift quite nicely. {{User:MichaelXX2/sig}} 20:23, 5 October 2015 (UTC)
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::::[[looking old|I'm on board, I'm not bored!]] {{User:DeFender1031/sig}} 20:41, 5 October 2015 (UTC)
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== Uhh... this is awkward. ==
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4) Why wouldn't we see ANY updates from 2011 to 2014?
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Anyone else think it's weird that the videos of the day (or whenever) on this exact page are christmas things and yet it's not Halloween yet? [[Special:Contributions/98.159.29.164|98.159.29.164]] 13:32, 12 October 2015 (UTC)
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5) Could y'all please tell us what email The Brothers Chaps have?
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:That's left over from last year, I think. It just hasn't been updated. Although, this wiki has a Halloween design, so that might show Halloween toons by then. But hey, even [[vacation#Postcard 3|a stopped clock]] is right twice a day. {{User:That'sBupkis/sig}} 14:22, 12 October 2015 (UTC)
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::Incidentally, given how unlikely it is for a clock to be perfectly calibrated, a stopped clock is right MORE often than a working one, a working one likely never being exactly right. It's one of those weird cases where a decent approximation all the time is more useful than an exact number occasionally. {{User:DeFender1031/sig}} 14:43, 12 October 2015 (UTC)
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:::Now that is almost halloween, I hate it when It was Decemberween in October. Please change the Decemberween toons in "Featured content of the day (or whenever)" to Halloween toons! Also, You need change the logo to make it look Halloweenistic! --[[Special:Contributions/76.177.4.241|76.177.4.241]] 17:12, 27 October 2015 (UTC)
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::::Yeah. {{User:Gfdgsgxgzgdrc/sig‎}} 22:27, 27 October 2015 (UTC)
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:::::Decemberween in January. I hate it. Turn the "Featured content of the day (or whenever)" thing back to normal! --[[Special:Contributions/76.177.4.241|76.177.4.241]] 19:38, 1 January 2016 (UTC)
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::::::Actually, according to the bottom of the Main Page, it hasn't been updated since 2013 --{{User:GetSchwifty/sig}} 06:53, 6 January 2016 (UTC)
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:::::::That figure doesn't include stuff included from elsewhere, such as templates and such, which this stuff is. Don't get me wrong, that stuff hasn't been changed in a while, but the "last modified" date has no connection to it. {{User:DeFender1031/sig}} 10:15, 6 January 2016 (UTC)
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== Halloween logo ==
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--[[Special:Contributions/83.185.35.154|83.185.35.154]] 18:37, 30 August 2019 (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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On the computer, everything looks set for Halloween: the background, the font color, Homestar; everything looks great. On mobile browsing, the Halloween background with the moon and the trees is present, but Homestar in the top-left corner has not changed. What's up? {{User:The Knights Who Say Ni/sig}} 07:50, 30 October 2015 (UTC)
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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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:I can think of several possibilities: 1. browser cache 2. lack of flash and reverting to the png logo 3. mobile browsing is terrible and does weird things {{User:DeFender1031/sig}} 10:45, 30 October 2015 (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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:: It's the lack of Flash. There's a Halloween version of our gif logo; I've set it to fall back to that. &mdash; [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 17:36, 30 October 2015 (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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:::I figured that's what it was. Is that a common problem among mobile devices? {{User:The Knights Who Say Ni/sig}} 20:54, 30 October 2015 (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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:::: It's not a problem so much as a deliberate decision [[Flash is Dead|not to support Flash anymore]]. &mdash; [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 22:06, 30 October 2015 (UTC)
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== Mobile ==
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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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::::::: *sigh* I tried. --{{User:Jay/sig}} 23:59, 30 August 2019 (UTC)
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I think this wiki should have a mobile view, for those who are smartphone or tablet users. It will make it easier for them. Just a suggestion --[[Special:Contributions/2.223.106.226|2.223.106.226]] 13:51, 2 November 2015 (UTC)
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== Netiquette w/r/t interviews on defunct sites ==
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:Yeah, that's something we've had on the back burner for a while now. Someday! &mdash; [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 18:27, 2 November 2015 (UTC)
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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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:''See [[HRWiki talk:Standards#Interviews on defunct sites|HRWiki talk:Standards → Interviews on defunct sites]]''
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== HELP ME! ==
 
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I want to create an account so badly, but there is no "sign up option" Where is it?!
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:To create an account, email admin@hrwiki.org and tell them what username you would like, and they will create your account and get back to you. {{User:DeFender1031/sig}} 11:49, 15 November 2015 (UTC)
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== Something wanna talk to you about ==
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Hi! Can you make this site secure please, https. Thanks kindly!
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Now that halloween is over, Please change the Halloween toons in "Featured content of the day (or whenever)" to back to normal! Also, You need change the logo back! --[[Special:Contributions/76.177.4.241|76.177.4.241]] 03:37, 18 November 2015 (UTC)
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:Eh, the Halloween costumes toon was released barely over a week ago. I'll switch it to Thanksgiving for sure by next week. &mdash; [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 21:06, 18 November 2015 (UTC)
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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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::Yeah. --[[Special:Contributions/76.177.4.241|76.177.4.241]] 04:18, 21 November 2015 (UTC)
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== The running time standard wording ==
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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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When listing the official time (usually when it's wrong), it is more factual to use (actual) or ([[TV Time Toons Menu]])? Or should you only use the latter when the menu is correct? - {{User:Catjaz63/sig}} 23:14, 3 December 2015 (UTC)
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ToaJuaraevo01(Forgot how to sign)
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:''The rest of this discussion has been moved to [[HRWiki talk:Standards#Running time standard wording|HRWiki talk:Standards → Running time standard wording]]''
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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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:::<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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This wiki is great, but it's hard to find the youtube videos from here, so along with the normal wtahc button (that takes you to the flash page) we could add a button that takes you to the youtube page, for people that don't have flash. Anyone else for this? {{unsigned|Noneoftheaboveorbelow|18:15, 15 December 2015 (UTC)}}
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:You mean like [[Flash is Dead!#External Links|this]]? Lots of them already have it. {{User:The Knights Who Say Ni/sig}} 04:44, 16 December 2015 (UTC)
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::I assume he means the buttons at the top, not the links at the bottom. It's something that could be implemented maybe by one person, but it's definitely not a priority that the HRWiki should be trying to implement. - {{User:Catjaz63/sig}} 04:51, 16 December 2015 (UTC)
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::: I've tried it {{p|l={{FULLURL:Flash is Dead!|diff=754017&oldid=753888}} here}} but it doesn't really work. [[User:Noneoftheaboveorbelow|Noneoftheaboveorbelow]] 19:10, 16 December 2015 (UTC)
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:::: I don't think there's currently a pressing need to do this. If they start ever start updating semi-regularly again—or if we ever rebuild the wiki in a more mobile-friendly format—then maybe we could consider it then. &mdash; [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 01:08, 17 December 2015 (UTC)
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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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Now that Homestar is updating more, we should bring back the featured article of the week. BUT... my idea was to have [http://hrwiki.org/w/index.php?title=Main_Page&oldid=719053 something like this], so it would automatically re-do a featured article that already exists. No one would have to edit anything. {{User:Gfdgsgxgzgdrc/sig‎}} 04:10, 22 December 2015 (UTC)
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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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::How 'bout it? ''[[Exaggerations|How 'bout it, Steve?]]'' {{User:Gfdgsgxgzgdrc/sig‎}} 01:06, 15 April 2016 (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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::::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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:Turns out the coronavirus doubles as a computer [[virus]]. {{User:The thing/sig}} 20:31, 16 March 2020 (UTC)
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Somebody '''please''' explain why the background still has the Christmas theme but everything else is normal. [[Special:Contributions/166.137.240.107|166.137.240.107]] 14:53, 1 January 2016 (UTC)
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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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:Well, it ''is'' winter. - {{User:Catjaz63/sig}} 15:06, 1 January 2016 (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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:::Not quite everything else is normal; try clicking on Homestar. {{User:The Knights Who Say Ni/sig}} 18:49, 1 January 2016 (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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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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:::Partial (where only certain IPs aren't able to connect) and full site outages aren't unheard of.  In fact they happen on occasion and typically resolve themselves after a few hours. You'll find several examples on this talk page's archived history, even. --[[User:Stux|Stux]] 21:11, 9 January 2016 (UTC)
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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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::A '''bold''' edit? on the '''''Main Page'''''?!?!? :O Awesome! {{User:Elcool/sig}} 12:28, 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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:[[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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: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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[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 v.2021 (Good riddance 2020) 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 v.2021 (Good riddance 2020) 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 v.2021 (Good riddance 2020) 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)
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