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::::::So, it's April 2nd... Shouldn't this be over? {{User:Broncotroll/sig}} 00:03, 2 April 2013 (UTC)
::::::So, it's April 2nd... Shouldn't this be over? {{User:Broncotroll/sig}} 00:03, 2 April 2013 (UTC)
:::::::<span title="By the way, you're the only one who saw the &quot;This is real&quot; message.">We usually keep it up until midnight Eastern, often midnight Pacific (or even later). Have you considered that ''maybe'' you're taking this all a little too seriously?</span> &mdash; [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 00:22, 2 April 2013 (UTC)
:::::::<span title="By the way, you're the only one who saw the &quot;This is real&quot; message.">We usually keep it up until midnight Eastern, often midnight Pacific (or even later). Have you considered that ''maybe'' you're taking this all a little too seriously?</span> &mdash; [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 00:22, 2 April 2013 (UTC)
==Oh noio!==
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אפריל פאָאָלס

אזוי, מיר ניטאָ נאָר געגאנגען צו שייַעך-נוצן לעצט יאָר ס אפריל פאָאָלס 'טאָג וויץ? TheThin

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Yoshi yoshi yo-shi! Pas de langage marrant, s'il vous plaît! Je suis un peu déçu que la farce de Poisson d'Avril du dernier an a re-utilisée, aussi. J'ai attendu l'approche de AdQ et avait une des farces les plus vieuses re-utilisée. RickTommy (edits) 05:18, 2 April 2012 (UTC)

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XHTML Validation being pushed by non-staff

If I recall correctly, Defender1031 isn't staff, and shouldn't be editing other people's signatures to conform to the validation of the Wiki's XHTML DTD, (nor was Homestar-Winner, etc. back before I knew about it as they weren't staff either.) However, what does the staff feel about this issue, as I just wanted to ask the question, "Should non-staff go about changing other user signatures?" I'm not trying to be rude or anything, rather, getting the question off my chest, seeing as Staff are the only ones really allowed to edit others' signatures, even though that reverting would go against the HRWiki rules, but a non-staff member editing another user's page (of any kind) is also against said rules, thus creating a rule paradox, if you will. ColdReactive 04:55, 25 April 2012 (UTC)

There's no rule that says that non-admins can't fix the code in other people's signatures. There IS a rule that says "If you must [edit someone else's user space], it should be for a compelling reason, for example to correct linking errors that might confuse readers or to provide technical assistance." Validation, especially when a signature is actively breaking pages, falls under the latter category. Note also that the Validation Committee was created mostly as a response to people using incorrect code in their sigs. (The most telling is the section on font tags: "There are many <font color="red">text</font> tags hanging out here and there. Many people are using them in their sigs. Since font tags are allowed in XHTML 1.0 Transitional, it's okay if people want to continue using them, but they should make sure to enclose the color declaration in quotation marks to keep things valid. However, we should try to switch everyone to <span style="color:#rgb;">text</span>. This method is much more forward compatible.") Also, if you are somehow under the impression that I have no communication with the admins beyond that which is visible to you on the wiki, you are mistaken. I hope that answers your question. — Defender1031*Talk 06:24, 25 April 2012 (UTC)

Does a Base64 Image count as an image?

Base64 text can be converted from an image to text and back into an image via CSS. Is it still valid to count such images as personal images even though they are text data? As the base64 text does not require as much data to be sent and received as an image does. (Browser processes the information from the text data, rather than download the image data.) ColdReactive 04:16, 29 April 2012 (UTC)

Actually, text-based base 64 encoding is MORE data per the same image than actual image data. Each byte of base-64 data holds 1/4 of the possible values that a byte of image data can hold (accounting for 6 bits as opposed to 8), hence for every 4 bytes of image data, there are 5 characters of base-64 data, meaning, more work all around. — Defender1031*Talk 09:31, 29 April 2012 (UTC)
I meant sent and received in terms of network bandwidth, not processing. ColdReactive 10:06, 1 May 2012 (UTC)
Yes I know exactly what you meant, and you are still wrong. For every 4 bytes of image data transferred over the network, base-64 transfers 5 bytes. — Defender1031*Talk 10:38, 1 May 2012 (UTC)

Creating Accounts is No Longer an Option?

I noticed while logging in today that the "log in/create account" button has been reduced to a "login" button, and the page no longer links towards any sort of ability to create a new account. What happened to it? MichaelXX2 mail_icon.gif link_icon.gif 06:51, 25 May 2012 (UTC)

We had to disable it temporarily due to a recent influx of spam accounts. When new countermeasures are created, we'll reactivate the new account making option. --DorianGray 07:00, 25 May 2012 (UTC)

Featured content of the day (or whenever)

I've retired the featured articles and have set up the beginnings of an automatic list of daily featured H*R content. The format of this list will change, perhaps drastically, as we experiment with redesigning the entire main page. In other words, if you don't like the format right now, don't worry, it's a work in progress. — It's dot com 02:19, 1 January 2013 (UTC)

I'm actually surprised they lasted through 2012. I've visited the wiki every Monday morning for the past year in hopes of updates, but without fail there was always a featured article. Thank you to those who stuck with it for so long. --Jellote wuz here 22:14, 1 January 2013 (UTC)
It's too bad there is nothing new on the H*R site to bring me here anymore. Thank you IDC for all your work of the years. The fact that your still here shows a lot of dedication. I R F 14:00, 5 January 2013 (UTC)
When I want my Homeschool Winner fix, I just come here and hit "Random" and go to some cartoon I haven't watched in five years (I go here rather than the Hamstar site itself because if I get something like Tapeleg I just hit Random again). But that's not what I wanted to say. What I wanted to say is while you're redesigning the front page, you might want to change "Recent changes" to "The latest changes" (I wouldn't call a year+ "recent"). Stev0 07:11, 10 January 2013 (UTC)
First of of all, wow, this is the first topic on this talk page in 7 months. Second of all, for how long will the featured articles be retired? Third of all, Stev0, do you mean Special:Recentchanges or the opening text in the "What's New?" section on the main page? Just kidding, I know you mean the latter, and yes, I think "The latest updates" makes more sense, too. RickTommy (edits) 07:36, 22 January 2013 (UTC)
RickTommy, see definition #9 here, which is the only definition of "retire" that fits FA. — Defender1031*Talk 10:09, 22 January 2013 (UTC)
Which is to say indefinitely if not necessarily permanently. — It's dot com 14:58, 22 January 2013 (UTC)


As I've just noticed from reading the forum, Matt has closed his Twitter account. So what will we do with the Twitter-related stuff on this Wiki? RickTommy (edits) 07:36, 22 January 2013 (UTC)

Why, we keep it, of course. — It's dot com 15:09, 27 January 2013 (UTC)

possible update?

According to the Archive Wayback, There appears to have been an update on January 15, 2013, snd several others back in 2011 and 12... Or is it just me? 13:09, 8 March 2013 (UTC)

The Wayback Machine is not correlated to when an update was made. It takes a snapshot of what the web page looks like at that time and keeps it. The main page snapshots in 2013 all say "last updated 12-22-10". So there wasn't an update to the website on the dates you mentioned. The Knights Who Say Ni 17:11, 8 March 2013 (UTC)

"The System is down?"

Is anyone else able to get on right now? I cannot. 11:21, 28 March 2013 (UTC)

It's not just you! looks down from here. --DorianGray 11:25, 28 March 2013 (UTC)

What can this mean? Can it be? Are the Brothers Chaps finally going to bring Homestar back from the grave? 11:28, 28 March 2013 (UTC)

The site is back up, but I don't see anything new. It might be a false alarm, but keep looking. --GBAura 28 March 2013
We had this scare before. The BC seem to be too busy to update the site but as long as they have steady new day jobs the site will be up. Still, we better mirror everything just to be safe. Guybrush20X6 13:17, 28 March 2013 (UTC)

Over the last 3 months or so, I have been copying the flash files for several of the toons (including ALL of SBemails) to a flash drive, via the "save target as" right-click command. So if the site goes down for good, I will have copies of all of my favorites's. 14:13, 28 March 2013 (UTC)

Make sure to share them with us in the worst case senario. Guybrush20X6 13:12, 31 March 2013 (UTC)

You guys...

So this year's April Fool's prank is apparently to redirect EVERYTHING? I don't know whether to smack you all or give you a hearty pat on the back and say "good show." --That guy that slayed some Kerrek. 07:24, 1 April 2013 (UTC)

I feel like every year I get mad when I see what the April Fools' thing is this year, and then I remember that's the point. TheThin 13:35, 1 April 2013 (UTC)
To edit talk on the main page we had to type in the freakin' URL. And patrolling recent changes is nigh impossible. The only worse prank would be saying the site got updated. Now that's just foul play. --Image:Homsariconformysig.gifBroncoTroll 19:34, 1 April 2013 (UTC)

Who changed my edit summary? And... How? Show yourself! I found a foolproof way to beat the system and you ruined it! I have the right to spell things however I want, no matter stupid it makes me look! --Image:Homsariconformysig.gifBroncoTroll 19:55, 1 April 2013 (UTC) Erm... Spinach dip?

What the crap?!? So the only way I can coerce our diplomatic relations is through ruining the integrity of this horrible April Fools joke? And I have the who's quantity of optical faculties, thank you very much. AND I DID MY LAUNDRY LIKE TWO MONTHS AGO! --Image:Homsariconformysig.gifBroncoTroll 20:25, 1 April 2013 (UTC)
We can fight this together!!! TheThin 21:49, 1 April 2013 (UTC)
Eh, I got blocked... I assumed everyone else did too... When I try to save a page it goes to the compy error page. If this submits it's obviously changed, though. --Image:Homsariconformysig.gifBroncoTroll 22:18, 1 April 2013 (UTC) I guess it did change. Maybe because dot com realized he was going too far. April Fools is one thing, but disabling all edits completely for everyone who's not an admin is just ridiculous... --Image:Homsariconformysig.gifBroncoTroll 22:27, 1 April 2013 (UTC)
Alright, that was harsh. Your dedication to the holiday is impressive. And I like the Zelda references. Where's it's a secret to everybody? --Image:Homsariconformysig.gifBroncoTroll 22:55, 1 April 2013 (UTC)
So, it's April 2nd... Shouldn't this be over? --Image:Homsariconformysig.gifBroncoTroll 00:03, 2 April 2013 (UTC)
We usually keep it up until midnight Eastern, often midnight Pacific (or even later). Have you considered that maybe you're taking this all a little too seriously?It's dot com 00:22, 2 April 2013 (UTC)

Oh noio!

The woiki has a gloitch in it! I woint to go to a page but Oi got anoither! -Bubble

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