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Earlier this year, it was suggested that there be a site notice that asks people to give their opinion on deletion discussions. Should we put up such a message? Not only will this help clean out the Articles for Discussion category, which some pages have been in for over a year, but it may also boost the wiki's edit count, which is quite low these days (that was also pointed out in that discussion). And on a partially related note, is the fundraising drive still going? 'Cause autumn (spring where I live) is over. RickTommy (edits) 13:13, 11 December 2010 (UTC)

Yes. We may or may not change the name, but the fundraising drive will be going on for the foreseeable future. — It's dot com 04:13, 13 December 2010 (UTC)
I don't really see boosting the edit count as that important, but seeing as a lot of those articles have been in the category for a while, we should do something to garner attention. Not sure what, though. PowerFile:Homestar Kamikaze Green Favicon.pngPie 20:01, 13 December 2010 (UTC)

well the brothers Chaps have returned

good to know they have returned ey?

cheers Nikolce Kocovski 08:23, 17 December 2010 (UTC)

I think we are all happy about that! :) Homestar-Winner (talk) 17:26, 17 December 2010 (UTC)

I'm skeptical, this could be like the Xeriously Forxe stunt, they might not have another peep fora year.

Wiki image

I noticed the Homestar image in the top left corner (of every page) is just a gif, and a high quality one at that. It's over a megabyte. That's a GB of bandwidth for every thousand people who have to download that gif when they visit the site. I dunno, considering you guys are always asking for donations to help pay for the server, it seems like you could be cutting down a bit by replacing that gif with a light-weight SWF or something. -- 03:36, 18 December 2010 (UTC)

Normally it's a small image. We only use the larger one for a week or two at Decemberween time. We monitored our bandwidth last year and, while it did increase noticeably, it was only a fraction of our overall usage. Besides, we have unlimited bandwidth in our current setup, and it was over a year since our previous fundraiser. Not that a SWF is a bad idea, if only because it would give us more flexibility. — It's dot com 05:16, 18 December 2010 (UTC)

See also User talk:It's dot com → New Logo

Stuttering? Stammering?

Does anyone else think that we should have a page on characters stuttering/stammering? NighttimeDriver50000 04:33, 28 December 2010 (UTC)

No. Yes. Maybe. It's hard to answer yes/no questions like this one. If you can come up with enough material, be bold and create the article. If you are worried about going to a lot of effort for nothing, then at least try and make a case when asking the question. I personally can't think of a lot of stuttering or stammering off the top of my head, though. OptimisticFool 07:08, 28 December 2010 (UTC)
I believe the rule is 3 instances for an article to stay. If you can find three clear-cut, without a doubt, singled out, the only way I know, instances, then just go for it.--The Swedish Ace 16:02, 28 December 2010 (UTC)
Our inclusion guidelines state that for generic things, we need "at least five to ten appearances" that are "of at least moderate importance to the toon" in most of the instances. — It's dot com 17:31, 28 December 2010 (UTC)
I don't really think there is a lot of material on stuttering specifically, but on speech difficulties in general. There's really only one character who stutters (Homestar) while there are several characters who can't speak properly (Homsar, Senor Cardgage, among others). doctorwho295 4 January 2011
SB tends to stammer when he gets super frustrated with an emailer or flustered... — Defender1031*Talk 00:42, 5 January 2011 (UTC)

Discussion templates

It seems that there have been a few cases where one discussion bleeds onto another page, and certainly there are quite a few cases where conversations have transferred pages. Should we make templates for these occasions, like {{discussion-continued}}, {{discussion-moved}}, and {{discussion-transferred}}? Soiled Bargains (talk|ctrb) 20:37, 31 December 2010 (UTC)

After a recent edit, I feel like mentioning this again. Should we? In the words of DeFender1031, would it spoil the wiki? Soiled Bargains (talk|ctrb) 21:14, 30 January 2011 (UTC)
My opinion now is the same as a month ago: meh. They might be useful, but the formatting is so simple and the wording so straightforward that it's hardly worth making templates. If, like that {{see}} template, they went in articles, I might be more in favor, but given the complexity of discussions there's something to be said for the flexibility of ad-hoc notices. — It's dot com 23:09, 30 January 2011 (UTC)

SBCG4AP Trogday 2011 sale

It should be noted that a blurb for Telltale's Trogday sale (50% off SBCG4AP) has been included on the Main Pages for January 13th. kyojikasshu 05:26, 14 January 2011 (UTC)

H*R Content

So are we back to one cartoon every 8 months now, or what's the deal? The Brothers Chaps have never really given a formal statement as to what's going on with the site there, here, or anywhere else. We all know the theories - the littlest of tiniest babies are a handful, they're working for Hollywood now, there's a series coming on Cartoon Network - but not once have they ever said "Here's what's going on with the website and why new content is not a priority any more." It's not even so much the lack of new content that's frustrating, it's the total lack of information that's frustrating. Even a conversation with Senor Cardgage would make more sense - at least he'd say SOMETHING. 18:00, 28 February 2011 (UTC)

We (still) don't know the answer to your question. If we did, we'd have said something already. Please direct all frustration and speculation to the forum — It's dot com 19:01, 28 February 2011 (UTC)
I don't really do the forum thing (I prefer to not give out my non-dj-mankiewicz e-mail that much) but thanks for the response. It's more of a response than the Chaps have given us. 20:56, 8 March 2011 (UTC)
Btw, email addresses at the forum are only used for registration and are not made public. In fact, unless there's some kind of problem with a user, most of the time even the admins never see them. — It's dot com 22:32, 8 March 2011 (UTC)
There's a series by the Brothers Chaps coming to Cartoon Network? I thought they turned down multiple offers to make a TV series. 14:34, 16 March 2011 (UTC)
I'm unsure as to whether TBC are working on anything for Cartoon Network, but if they are, it will almost certainly not be Homestar related. SuperfieldCreditUnion 23:45, 17 March 2011 (UTC)
*monotone-loud voice* FOOORUM! FOOORUUUM!!! ColdReactive 00:07, 18 March 2011 (UTC)

Visible noses

Shouldn't there be a characters with visible noses page? or a lack of visible noses page or something like that? I already have a list of characters with visible noses just so you know. (1-up, Marshie, Gel-arshie, Mr. Shmallow, Pan Pan, Trivia Time, Strong Mad and some more) The page will be like Lack of visible body parts.

I don't think it comes up enough to warrant a separate section on Lack of Visible Body Parts, let alone a separate page. We'd only mention it if it was specifically referred to the character having/not having a nose, which could easily fit under the "Other" section for anyone who isn't Strong Bad or Coach Z. --DorianGray 23:29, 20 March 2011 (UTC)

okay thanks! Do you think this is good?
Email winter pool — Pom Pom is seen wearing sunscreen on the spot where his nose would be.
Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 15.2 — Calls from The King of Town and a questionable surgeon reveal Marzipan had a large nose prior to a questionable surgery. The Cheat also tells Marzipan to blow up her nose.
Xeriouxly ForxeStrong Sad grows a trunk (an elephant's nose)
The Homestar Runner Gets Something Stuck In His CrawNarrator strong bad calls Tiny Handed Strong bad "Strong bad with sort of a nose". -- 18:26, 22 March 2011 (UTC)

You should just add those lines to the article and find out. If no one removes them, then they're good. If they do get removed, then it can be discussed on the article's talk page (which is a better place to talk about specifics than here). — It's dot com 19:42, 22 March 2011 (UTC)
Those lines already ARE on the article. The anonny seems to still be pushing for a separate article. — Defender1031*Talk 20:51, 22 March 2011 (UTC)

Lock the Baleeted Nonsense Article

Make sure, due to this friday being april fools. To lock the baleeted nonsense page until april fools is done with. As it was done last year, and I rather liked it. ColdReactive 22:31, 27 March 2011 (UTC)

Links expecting archive 40

I know we were way behind on archiving this page, but some links (maybe just mine?) expect some of these topics to be in HRWiki:Main Page Talk Archive 40. Could we move everything else there sometime so the links don't break? This is a rather large concern for my OCD. Soiled Bargains (talk|ctrb) 03:18, 29 March 2011 (UTC)

Uh, no? Just fix the links. — It's dot com 03:59, 29 March 2011 (UTC)

April Fool's

I love the new Wiki logo!

Boring. Uh..what's going on here?


StarFox 17:39, 1 April 2011 (UTC)

Question mark exclamation point

As do I. MichaelXX2 mail_icon.gif link_icon.gif 17:46, 1 April 2011 (UTC)

I don't see anything unusual. Except for a really angry unicorn-like animal on fire. that seems like it's a bit out of the ordinary The Knights Who Say Ni 18:12, 1 April 2011 (UTC)
All I see is a can of soda with a pineapple coming out. IS something wrong with me? TheThingé 21:12, 1 April 2011 (UTC)
probably not, but i'm a little worried about seeing burning unicorns The Knights Who Say Ni 22:19, 1 April 2011 (UTC)
Well, here's something to be worried about! RickTommy (edits) 22:29, 1 April 2011 (UTC)

So, is the logo all there is? No reskin, no letter changing, no ads, nothing? The forum hasn't even been touched as far as I see. This is either the worst or best April Fools prank ever, JCM 01:45, 2 April 2011 (UTC)

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