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*Update main [[Strong Bad Email]] list, and the [[Template:Strong Bad Email|template list]].
*Update main [[Strong Bad Email]] list, and the [[Template:Strong Bad Email|template list]].
*On the main [[Strong Bad Email]] page, update the total emails and various fun facts.
*On the main [[Strong Bad Email]] page, update the total emails and various fun facts.
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*Update each list in the Strong Bad Email [[Template:StrongBadEmailInfo|navigation template]] (and verify in each page's history that the previous email's entries were updated as well).
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*Update each list in the Strong Bad Email [[Template:StrongBadEmailInfo|navigation template]] (and verify in each page's history that the previous week's entries were updated as well).
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*Check your work using [[Special:Sbemailcheck]].
*Check your work using [[Special:Sbemailcheck]].
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== No. of words per e-mail? ==
 
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Hmm... We should make a page that says how many words there are on the sender's email... Does anyone agree? [[User:Sp0ng3b0b|Sp0ng3b0b]] 10:06, 30 October 2008 (UTC)
 
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:I'm not sure how that would be useful information...{{User:Loafing/sig}} 10:40, 30 October 2008 (UTC)
 
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== Main Story Arc ==
 
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Just wondering if we should start compiling a main story arc page thing for the strong bad e-mails. Not all of the e-mails of course are a part of the main story arc for the strong bad e-mails. Though, it could take some time before such a thing is compiled. There are also other arcs as well (I believe), but I wouldn't know what to name them. {{User:Iyeru/sig}}
 
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:...What main story arc? --[[User:Belthazar|Belthazar]] 20:54, 29 November 2008 (UTC)
 
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::Let's see here... lappy getting stolen, paper dying-ish, virus email, tandy exploding, etc. {{User:Iyeru/sig}}
 
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:::Those are all different stories and/or story arcs, not a main one.{{User:Loafing/sig}} 00:14, 30 November 2008 (UTC)
 
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::::That and if anything, they're more of a running gag than a story arc. --[[User:Belthazar|Belthazar]] 01:45, 30 November 2008 (UTC)
 
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== Finished ==
 
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Hey guys, um, I think TBC are finished with sbemails. I have two reasons:
 
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A. They said in the email thunder commentary that they were done
 
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B. I just tried to email strong bad, and it said that the address was dead, like, they closed the e-mail account.
 
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So should we put that on the page?
 
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--[[User:Crudely Drawn Cupcake|Crudely Drawn Cupcake]] 01:13, 21 December 2008 (UTC)
 
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:I sent him something and it made it through. {{User:Bad Bad Guy/sig}} 01:25, 21 December 2008 (UTC)
 
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::Seconded, no weird errors. Are you sure you typed the email address correctly? {{User:DeFender1031/sig}} 01:28, 21 December 2008 (UTC)
 
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I just clicked on the paper at the end, and also, what about the whole commentary thing?--[[User:Crudely Drawn Cupcake|Crudely Drawn Cupcake]] 02:19, 21 December 2008 (UTC)
 
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:Then it means your browser isn't set up for the link from the paper to work, and i still hold the opinion that the commentary is them messing with us. But it's really pointless to discuss hre anyway, as it has no bearing on the page. If they make more, we'll report it, if they give a sure sign that they're over, we'll report that. Nothing to do in the meantime, and any speculation is pretty much pointless. {{User:DeFender1031/sig}} 02:22, 21 December 2008 (UTC)
 
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::Is it speculation if TGITC say it? I mean TBC not TGITC.  --{{User:Blow Up the Ocean/sig}} 01:17, 26 December 2008 (UTC)
 
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:::Perhaps?  --{{User:Blow Up the Ocean/sig}}
 
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If they actually officially ''announce'' that they're over with the Sbemails, then I think it'll certainly be notable to post.  However, what they said on the commentary may ''or'' may not be true, considering that TBC are rather evil in that they like to mess with our heads all the time.  As such, it isn't notable enough to be put on the page.  If you guys want to continue speculating, you may want to take it over to the [http://forum.hrwiki.org/ forum], where your comments will be better received.  {{User:GuardDuck/sig}} 05:42, 22 January 2009 (UTC)
 
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:Do you post on the forum?  --{{User:Blow Up the Ocean/sig}} 05:47, 22 January 2009 (UTC)
 
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We're now coming up on 6 months since the last sbemail. My opinion is, if the 23rd of March comes and goes with no sbemail, the page should change to the past tense. --Cydonos 20:29, 4 March 2009 (UTC)
 
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:No. It is not our decision to officially declare the end of Strong Bad Emails. When TBC themselves announce that they're not going to do anymore emails during a public appearance or interview (the [[email thunder]] commentary does NOT count), only ''then'' do we change the page to the past tense. {{User:The Chort/sig}} 20:46, 4 March 2009 (UTC)
 
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Why does the commentray not count? What law are you citing? SBEmails are over, except for specials and whatnot. I am calling it. Remember that you read it here. [[Special:Contributions/98.216.8.68|98.216.8.68]] 12:01, 7 April 2009 (UTC)
 
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:You're calling it? You're hardly the first. The reason we don't give the commentary much weight is that it's clear that they hadn't discussed it ahead of time, and they don't take their own commentaries very seriously. They've been known to say things simply for the shock or humor value. &mdash; [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 14:42, 7 April 2009 (UTC)
 
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Well, there's a "Best of sbemails" DVD now, and the "Best of X" is usually only after show or franchise ends, plus the "Sbemailiraization" seems to explain why they won't be doing sbemails anymore! -A logged-out Waferman [[Special:Contributions/71.190.163.41|71.190.163.41]] 19:39, 10 April 2009 (UTC)
 
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:We know all of this, but until they announce that emails are over in a serious interview or on the website, we're not going to declare anything as being official. &mdash; [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 21:11, 10 April 2009 (UTC)
 
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in an easteregg on [[email thunder]] that says that the poopsmith will break his silence every 200 sbemails. im not sure, but that could be an evidence of more sbemails! --[[User:Safariventureman|Safariventureman]] 19:51, 14 May 2009 (UTC)
 
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Well, thank goodness, but sbemails are back! [[User:Abcorn|Abcorn]] 03:02, 9 September 2009 (UTC)
 
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== pop culture satire? ==
 
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In the intro we list 3 emails that satirize pop culture, japanese cartoon, action figure, and isp.  The anime satire's pretty solid, but I dunno how prominent action figures and bandwidth are in current pop culture.  Should we consider replacing those examples with ones that satirize even more prominent aspects of pop culture?  (I dunno what they'd be, too lazy to look right now.) -[[Special:Contributions/132.183.151.130|132.183.151.130]] 22:53, 22 January 2009 (UTC)
 
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:Well, I certainly can't think of a reason not to do so. --[[Special:Contributions/69.19.14.19|69.19.14.19]] 15:04, 29 July 2009 (UTC)
 
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== Typing ==
 
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I might never understand how Strong Bad types so fast. Especially with boxing gloves on! [[User:Fingerface|Fingerface]] 21:04, 1 June 2009 (UTC)
 
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::That's {{pl|l=http://www.forum.hrwiki.org forum talk}}, kid. {{User:MichaelXX2/sig}} 21:05, 1 June 2009 (UTC)
 
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== Gaps ==
 
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I know that there's gaps noted, and how sometimes its noted on the site, like with the [[LELLOWTAPE]] in [[redesign]]. But should it be noted about the beginning of hremail 3184 where strong bad finishes off homestar's hremail to start his new email, and saying that he's coming out of e-tirement? its me, crudely drawn cupcake, it can't sign in.--[[Special:Contributions/173.71.176.27|173.71.176.27]] 20:58, 30 June 2009 (UTC)
 
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== sbemail201 > hremail3184 ==
 
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hremal3184 should be taken over 201, as sbemail201 isn't a file. {{User:ColdReactive/sig}} 14:21, 13 July 2009 (UTC)
 
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:Yes, but do we call flashback sbemailahundred or email thunder sbemailtwohundred, or do we call senior prom kotpoptoon? [[USER:SBE-MAIL CHECKER DAN]] was here at 10:23 AM
 
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::the first two you mentioned are numbers, so those are fine. But I don't think the latter works. {{User:ColdReactive/sig}} 14:28, 13 July 2009 (UTC)
 
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:::Right, so hremail3184 shouldn't work, cuz it's not a sbemail number. If it were a Hremail page with the different eras (which there are only two definetely known) then i'd under stand. But in this case, we should keep it sbemail201 User:SBE CHECK DAN. 10:33
 
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::::I think you misunderstood me. {{User:ColdReactive/sig}} 14:35, 13 July 2009 (UTC)
 
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== Hremails too! ==
 
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I think Hremails count as sbemails too, so that means there have been 205 emails so far, not 202. So can we please put hremails on this page? [[User:MICGAGUH]]
 
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:No, hremails are hremails, sbemails are sbemails, and neither are the same. ('cept for hremail3184, but...) USER: Sbemail Checker Dan
 
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:well, technically, long pants and caper were sbemails AND hremails, according to email thunder...
 
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== Premature Era? ==
 
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Does anyone think it's premature to call this the "Corpy Era?"  He's only used it for one email.  We don't have, like, Pom Pilot and Tangerine Dreams eras.  We don't yet know whether Stro Bro will continue to use this computer as his main email-checking hardware. -[[Special:Contributions/132.183.140.54|132.183.140.54]] 19:12, 13 July 2009 (UTC)
 
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:I'm afraid this kind of question is for the forums. --[[Special:Contributions/76.224.216.122|76.224.216.122]] 19:15, 13 July 2009 (UTC)
 
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::No, this isn't a forum question. Why on Earth would you think so?! Anyway, it's an interesting question. [[the bird]] clearly took place between two Tandy emails, as did [[weird dream]]. But is this a Lappy-era email? An ''[insert computer here]''-era email? Hard to say at this point. --{{User:Jay/sig}} 19:21, 13 July 2009 (UTC)
 
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:::If Strong Bad checks at least two more emails on the Corpy, I guess we'll call that an era, albeit a very small one.  But what if he gets a new computer in the next email?  I guess it would then be best to call [[imaginary]] a Lappy-era email, since the ''[insert computer here]''-era should probably start with the email in which ''[insert computer here]'' is introduced.  [[User:Omnisweater|Omnisweater]] 19:33, 13 July 2009 (UTC)
 
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::::I think given the limited info available, what we have is fine for now. If the Corpy turns out to be a one-off interim computer, then I'd guess [[imaginary]] would belong to the Lappy era per Omnisweater's reasoning and the Corpy email menu would be treated like the [[Broken Tandy Menu|Broken Tandy and ]][[Broken Compy Menu]]s. &mdash; [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 20:23, 13 July 2009 (UTC)
 
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:::::Why on earth would we put them in Lappy era? the Lappy's dead. Why not a "Mixed Computer Era" instead? [[User:FalconPuncher]] 6:55 PM
 
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::::::I think it has been pretty well established now that the new computer is the [[Compy Catalog|Compy Compé]], and while the corpy email might not fit perfectly into either era, I'm of the opinion that a single sbemail can't really constitute an era as defined by the english language and therefore should be merged into the previous/next era anyway. --[[Special:Contributions/121.223.243.95|121.223.243.95]] 06:23, 3 August 2009 (UTC)
 
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:::::::I just changed it to "Transition" instead of "Era" so that we don't have to merge it to either one. I don't think it fits in either era actually. (I guess it's still speculative though) {{User:The Knights Who Say Ni/sig}} 06:29, 3 August 2009 (UTC)
 
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::::::::what about tangerine dreams? we should make tandy and broken tandy seperate eras and the email weird dream a transition like imaginary.
 
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:::::::::I think the reason why we're making a whole different section for the Corpy is because it's a whole different computer that had its own menu, not just a "broken" version of one computer. {{User:Theycallmefree/sig}} 15:17, 11 August 2009 (UTC)
 
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::::::::::but, the broken tandy had it's own menu also, and strong bad checked weird dream on the cheat's computer for the same reason he checked imaginary on the corpy: because his home computer broke.
 
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I'd like to renew this discussion, mainly because it looks odd to have a one-email-long section. To avoid repeating myself, I'll instead direct you my comments above beginning "If the Corpy turns out to be a one-off interim computer". (Which it did.) &mdash; [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 15:10, 12 August 2009 (UTC)
 
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:What Dot com suggests makes sense. Originally, I didn't mind the section by itself since the Corpy had its own menu.  However, looking back, a menu by itself shouldn't represent an "[[Wikipedia:Era|era]]", not even a mini-era.  That said, I do think we do need some section clearly listing which emails were done on non-era machines. --[[User:Stux|Stux]] 20:01, 12 August 2009 (UTC)
 
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::It's clearly after the lappy era though. that's why it doesn't fit in the lappy menu; it was never on that menu. and the email came out before strong bad even knew about the compé, so it was clearly before the compé era. do y'all have a problem with the word "transition"? it's used there to mean that it isn't an era at all. {{User:The Knights Who Say Ni/sig}} 20:29, 12 August 2009 (UTC)
 
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:::Okay, that's one of the questions we need to answer. What is an era? Why is it useful to split the emails into eras? (Note that it {{p|l=http://www.hrwiki.org/w/index.php?title=Strong_Bad_Email&oldid=289450 hasn't always been that way}}.) Depending on the definition, is it possible to have an email that belongs to no era? Do the aesthetics of not having an email by itself come into play at all? &mdash; [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 21:08, 12 August 2009 (UTC)
 
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::::I think to answer these questions we need to look at why they were created in the first place and its [[Talk:Strong_Bad_Email/Archive_3#Era_labels|accompanying discussion]].  They were first made for aesthetic and organizational reasons, letting us better manage the growing list of emails.  The nomenclature seemed to be, at first, an afterthought, and only with time has it evolved into the serious business that it is.  I think we should, in this case, prioritize organization and aesthetics, and if our lists don't overlap eras, then they should just be marked as such or noted somewhere. --[[User:Stux|Stux]] 21:28, 12 August 2009 (UTC)
 
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:::::I think that we should have a section further down the page called "Transition eras". This is were we not only list the Corpy email, but the pom pilot and tangerine dreams email as well. Any one else share this thought? [[User:Origonalname|Origonalname]] 20:29, 20 August 2009 (UTC)
 
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::::::Without further qualification (for instance, [[imaginary]] being listed as a Lappy or Comp&eacute; email on the top), I'm afraid I cannot agree with that idea. The emails should remain in order. Besides, [[the bird]] is ''not'' a transition email (it's arguable that [[weird dream]] can be considered one, but not [[the bird]]. While we're on the subject, [[from work]], which was also on the Corpy, wasn't a transition either.) --{{User:Jay/sig}} 21:28, 20 August 2009 (UTC)
 
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:::::::If we have an era for the Corpy, just because it had it's own menu, then why don't we have an era for the broken Tandy? And why don't we have an era for when the Tandy was broken, and the menu was on a piece of paper? that makes about as much sense as making a whole era just for a transition computer. But maybe Jay is right about the bird. But i'm still not convinced that the Corpy era makes sense.
 
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== Flinger's Menu ==
 
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Starting at this email ([[imaginary]]), the sbemails page doesn't say Denny's Menu  --[[User:Smahksilae|Smahksilae]] 03:45, 14 July 2009 (UTC)
 
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yes,and it has a subject bar that look's like lappy, i wonder why nobody noticed it before??? --[[User:Lamer99|Lamer99]] 14:32, 29 July 2009 (UTC)
 
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== SBEmails? ==
 
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Why does everyone think that Arcade Game, Puppet Time, Lookin' at a Thing in a Bag, Superbowl Dealie, and Rotten Eggs are sbemails? Half of them don't even mention the word "email" in them (NO, "SBEMAIL NEXT WEEK" OR "DUE TO THE SUPERBOWL, THE SBEMAIL WILL BE LATE THIS WEEK" DOES NOT COUNT). Just because the Compy appears doesn't mean it's an email. The NQSBEMails should only be ones that mention Strong Bad checking an email (Weclome Back, for example), ones that are a teaser for a milestone (Not The 100th Sbemail, SBEmail 150?!?), or ones that have an actual email and he answers it (SBCG4AP and Sick Day). -[[USER: SBE-MAIL CHECKER DAN]] 9:58 AM, July 23rd, 2009
 
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:Yes, but those cartoons are different from regular "Shorts" in the way that they are made to show that there will be a new Sbemail soon. For example, you don't see a notice after most of the regular cartoons saying "Holiday Toon next week" or something close to that. Because they can't be grouped like the normal cartoons, they're grouped as NQSbemails. {{User:DevonM/sig}} 15:25, 23 July 2009 (UTC)
 
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::Dan: That's not what our definition of Not Quite Strong Bad Emails is (emphasis on the "Not Quite"). The only thing that matters is that each of these shorts "were originally associated in one way or another with the Strong Bad Emails". That's it. Sure, some of them fill in gaps between emails while others were just notes stuck on the Compy's screen, but they all meet the minimum criterion. &mdash; [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 16:11, 23 July 2009 (UTC)
 
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:::Oh, well, could we at least put Homestar Ruiner and StrongBadia the Free on there? They opened up with an email, and all five episodes had minor, optional, emails. SBE CHEK DAN (don't feel like righting the whole thing)
 
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::::Does [[Compy Catalog]] count as a Not Quite Strong Bad Email? {{User:The Knights Who Say Ni/sig}} 06:33, 3 August 2009 (UTC)
 
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:::::Yes. --[[User:Stux|Stux]] 06:58, 3 August 2009 (UTC)
 
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== random.bat ==
 
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Has anyone noticed that there is no random button?
 
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:Yes. It's noted in the remarks section. {{User:Theycallmefree/sig}} 19:34, 23 July 2009 (UTC)
 
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I noticed it too, but now it's back as go rando!. [[User:Abcorn|Abcorn]] 03:06, 9 September 2009 (UTC)
 
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== Loading... and Loading... and Loading... ==
 
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Today, the sbemail menu keeps on loading and loading and loading. If you use the greasemonkey script to fast forward past the loading screen, you'll notice there are no emails on the random.bat thing. Also, doing this may cause Firefox to hang and give an error. {{User:ColdReactive/sig}} 13:43, 28 July 2009 (UTC)
 
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:Works for me. &mdash; [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 21:36, 28 July 2009 (UTC)
 
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::And me. {{User:Theycallmefree/sig}} 22:40, 28 July 2009 (UTC)
 
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:::That's because it was fixed when you replied. Sorry I didn't take a screenshot. {{User:ColdReactive/sig}} 13:14, 29 July 2009 (UTC)
 
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::::All that happened was that rando.xml was unavailable for whatever reason. You can duplicate the effect by saving the menu file and opening it locally. &mdash; [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 13:31, 29 July 2009 (UTC)
 
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== Corpy ==
 
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Are we going to leave the corpy menu on there? It was only one email. {{User:The thing/sig}} 01:55, 4 August 2009 (UTC)
 
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:Yes. {{User:DeFender1031/sig}} 02:05, 4 August 2009 (UTC)
 
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::Oh, good, I-- did you say yes? Why, What's The Point we might as well put [[from work]] in there, and [[Pom Pilot|you forgot this]]. {{User:Meaty85203/sig}} 05:00, 6 August 2009 (UTC)
 
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:::It did have its own unique menu with unique text, though. That text has to go somewhere! --[[User:DorianGray|DorianGray]] 05:02, 6 August 2009 (UTC)
 
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::::I'm pretty sure we only do that for SBEmail MENUS [[user:sbe-mail checker dan]]
 
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:::::It should really go, I mean its not the first time there was a special menu, what about the time they used a notepad for the menu, and when the compy blew up, its not really an era, just a extra.[guest]
 
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::::::My thoughts exactly, fellow guest. -Bloohoo (guest)
 
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:::::::Key difference: A new email was released for this menu. The broken Compy and Tandy menus stood alone without updates. --[[User:DorianGray|DorianGray]] 23:22, 7 September 2009 (UTC)
 
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::::::::Also, where would we put [[imaginary]] if we didn't have a Corpy section? It took place after the Lappy exploded, but before Strong Bad even knew what the Comp&eacute; was, so it's really part of neither era. --{{User:Jay/sig}} 23:28, 7 September 2009 (UTC)
 
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:::::::::Why not put it in the Lappy era? -Bloohoo
 
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::::::::::I think it should stay... after all, the Lappy was dead, and he didn't have the Compe yet, plus it had its own sbemail menu, so it really is a transition/mini-era, regardless of it having only one email. [[User:Abcorn|Abcorn]] 03:09, 9 September 2009 (UTC)
 
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:::::::::::Hey, remember, it's the "Lappy ''Era''", [[from work]] wad released during the time strongbad was using the lappy, so its in the Lappy era, imaginary is only on the Corpy section 'cos he wasn't using any computer '''at the time''. [[User:A Website|A Website]] 18:52, 22 December 2009 (UTC)
 
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:::::::::::: I think it should be in the Corpy, AND the Lappy era, no matter if "From Work" isn't in the Corpy "era". It's called..... COMPROMISE! [[User:Jibblejibblejibble|Jibblejibblejibble]] 01:19, 31 December 2009 (UTC)
 
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== The Widescreen Dilemma ==
 
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The lappy screen measures about 5:8 ratio. The Compe (using linux, no ALT Shortcuts) screen measures about 14:25 ratio. The compe is obviously widescreen, but, I believe the lappy is clearly not widescreen. Meaning that if the compe is actually used, it will be the first computer for strong bad that is widescreen. Should this be noted here or on the compe page? {{User:ColdReactive/sig}} 00:59, 9 August 2009 (UTC)
 
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:Probably the Compe (no numpad) page, but let's wait until (if?) he uses it if we do mention it. {{User:Theycallmefree/sig}} 01:01, 9 August 2009 (UTC)
 
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== compe menu (i forget the alt shortcut) ==
 
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== Compe styled era box? ==
 
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I just [[User:ColdReactive/sandbox|made this]], how's it look? {{User:ColdReactive/sig}} 18:17, 10 August 2009 (UTC)
 
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:Great, you just might want to lessen the width of the border, and check it with the CSS of the Lappy style:
 
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The Strong Bad head width could be changed a bit. Can't really take a look at the code right now, but make sure you're using <code><nowiki><blockquote></nowiki></code>. You may want to make another version that looks like the email client as well, since we will probably use that one and the one you've already made. Got to get back to the transcript. {{User:Soiled Bargains/sig}} 18:28, 10 August 2009 (UTC)
 
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:I'm not using a block quote (I AM using a block quote around the autocolumn though as per normal), I'm using a custom DIV for the strong bad head because blockquotes won't fit nicely above/inside the grass area. I edited it more to tone down on that big black border. I added a more transparent PNG of SB's head, and I explained about the minimum size of the era box. I have now also added a transcript box for the compe. Please take a look at it as well. {{User:ColdReactive/sig}} 18:34, 10 August 2009 (UTC)
 
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::The transcript version is nice! I would change the <code><nowiki><div></nowiki></code> that holds the message into a <code><nowiki><span></nowiki></code>, with a CSS <code>display:block;</code> property and a <code>padding:4px;</code> property, remove the nesting, and it's good to go. The <code>background:transparent;</code> properties should be rid of as they are of no use. The fact that we're using divs to substitute for the double-line bottom border doesn't feel right with me, but right now I can't think of anything better. Great job! {{User:Soiled Bargains/sig}} 02:12, 11 August 2009 (UTC)
 
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:::I'm wondering why the grass doesn't scroll with the page, instead acting like a window to a grassy field that gets moved around it. {{User:DeFender1031/sig}} 02:15, 11 August 2009 (UTC)
 
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:::: '''Soiled Bargains''' thanks for the span thing. '''Defender''' that's because the image has a background attachment of fixed, it will scroll showing various parts of the grass picture when scrolling. You guys can try tweaking these boxes to your liking and see what's best, I would much like to see the fruits of my imagination/labor used on sbemails. {{User:ColdReactive/sig}} 02:32, 11 August 2009 (UTC)
 
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:::::ColdReactive, is there some way you could use the original grass desktop image instead of the one you have now?  I'd get it for you if I had a better Flash decompiler. [[User:Omnisweater|Omnisweater]] 16:06, 11 August 2009 (UTC)
 
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:::::<s>Any good flash decompilers for linux? Because that's what I use. Flash CS3 doesn't work in wine either, otherwise I'd try it. Because I [http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=681701 can't ask on the Ubuntu Forums].</s> Nevermind, I found one: http://www.swftools.org {{User:ColdReactive/sig}} 16:22, 11 August 2009 (UTC)
 
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::::::I love it, but get a background that and can be repeated. That way, the size wouldn't matter.--{{User:Crudely Drawn Cupcake/sig}} 22:09, 11 August 2009 (UTC)
 
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::::::::Okay, I've softened the image up. Is it good enough to use? Or do you want to try to make it look better more defender? {{User:ColdReactive/sig}} 22:43, 11 August 2009 (UTC)
 
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:::::::::Wow, that looks good enough to eat! Or at least...; use as a background! Good jorb! {{User:DeFender1031/sig}} 22:44, 11 August 2009 (UTC)
 
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::::::::::Yeah, that looks awesome!  The other Compé template (the one used when he reads emails) looks great too.  [[User:Omnisweater|Omnisweater]] 23:23, 11 August 2009 (UTC)
 
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: (time to go back down *cough*) Thanks you guys, especially for the help so far. {{User:ColdReactive/sig}} 23:24, 11 August 2009 (UTC)
 
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:: The background looks good, but it isn't wide enough. It cuts off on my screen. &mdash; [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 15:03, 12 August 2009 (UTC)
 
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:::Shouldn't this block quote have the same border as the Tandy, Compy, and Lappy block quotes? It also is a different size in length than the previous ones. The Corpy block quote should be changed to have the same border and size also. {{User:Homestar-winner/sig}} 15:25, 12 August 2009 (UTC)
 
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::: You guys can continue to experiment if you want. But be advise that making the background bigger may cause pixelation again, making you blur it more, making the grass less visible for lower resolutions. {{User:ColdReactive/sig}} 19:57, 12 August 2009 (UTC)
 
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<strike>Oh my goodness, they changed the background of the email menu! Shall I try to attempt to get the new background?</strike> Disregard this. The new background is all shapes (and not a JPG/PNG/etc.), and I'm having a real, real hard time outputting them. {{User:ColdReactive/sig}} 14:02, 31 August 2009 (UTC)
 
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:Let's see if the green background is reused in any sbemails first.  If it turns out to have been a one-time thing, then I guess you (or somebody) should change it.  By the way, do you happen to still have the .swf of the original Compé menu?  I hope someone does, because it would be nice to have a mirror of that. [[User:Omnisweater|Omnisweater]] 14:25, 31 August 2009 (UTC)
 
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When you use the randomizer on the compé menu (right click and play on the flash file, wait for <s>an atrociously long time</s> a few seconds) the one it selects is in the lappy's font. where does this remark belong? {{User:The Knights Who Say Ni/sig}} 03:20, 11 August 2009 (UTC)
 
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== Desktop ==
 
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I want to make a page with all the desktop wallpapers on the compe. But I don't have permition to upload pictures...help plz.
 
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:I've done some of this for you already. '''A note to people wanting to upload wallpapers/desktop screens''': Please name your uploaded images in accordance to ''what it looks like or features''. Someday we might upload the actual wallpaper raw (Like I did with the compy catalog, grass and Where's an Egg II wallpapers.) Raw Wallpapers should take precedence over screenshots of them. JPG Wallpapers will come and go as time goes on. Wallpapers that are actually FLASH OBJECTS (Such as the Compy Catalog wallpaper) Will take longer. Also, make sure to add the wallpapers/desktops to the [[Compé]] page. {{User:ColdReactive/sig}} 17:02, 3 September 2009 (UTC)
 
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== 193½B or 100½? Or update the description? ==
 
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When we see [[The Homestar Runner gets Something Stuck in his Craw]], it comes between sbemail 193 and 194, right? However, at the end of sbemail 100, Strong Bad is about to read to Homestar the exact same story/flashback. Should we change it from 193½B to 100½? I'm not so sure about this, but, the description is ''The reading of the story takes place after what appears to be a Strong Bad Email.'' Should this be updated to ''The reading of the story takes place after Strong Bad Email 100'', or ''The reading of the story takes place after what appears to be a Strong Bad Email, probably Strong Bad Email 100 ([[flashback]])''? This is also supported because in [[flashback]] and this cartoon, the floppy disk container reads the same.<br>
 
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--[[User:Abcorn|Abcorn]] 03:18, 9 September 2009 (UTC)
 
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:If you zoom in on the computer, you can clearly see that this email isn't the same one that is in [[flashback]]. Therefore, it doesn't take place immediately after the hundredth email. Just b/c strong bad was going to read it then doesn't necessarily mean that's when this took place. It's also definitely possible that Strong Bad could have had the same disk at the front of the container on two separate occasions. I think it's fine where it is, listed as between 193 and 194, since that's where it came out. {{User:The Knights Who Say Ni/sig}} 01:30, 14 September 2009 (UTC)
 
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::But he DOES have the Compy, so it has to take place before sbemail118 [[User:SBE-mail Checker Dan|SBE-mail Checker Dan]] 02:13, 8 January 2010 (UTC)
 
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:::The numbering scheme is primarily to show when a toon is released, not when it might appear in the continuity. &mdash; [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 02:55, 8 January 2010 (UTC)
 
== Overlooked ==
== Overlooked ==
What is the most overlooked Sbemail? [[User:Jc iindyysgvxc|Jc iindyysgvxc]] 06:19, 30 September 2009 (UTC)
What is the most overlooked Sbemail? [[User:Jc iindyysgvxc|Jc iindyysgvxc]] 06:19, 30 September 2009 (UTC)
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:RickTommy - What do you mean? African or [[other days|European Sbemail]]? {{User:The Knights Who Say Ni/sig}} 19:49, 6 June 2012 (UTC)
== Era=mrehh. Emails=mr<big>EEEEEEEh!</big> ==
== Era=mrehh. Emails=mr<big>EEEEEEEh!</big> ==
We should just change the Era to Emails! It's a more slicker, catchier name for the email menus. [[User:POM Z|POM Z]] 15:18, 3 October 2009 (UTC)
We should just change the Era to Emails! It's a more slicker, catchier name for the email menus. [[User:POM Z|POM Z]] 15:18, 3 October 2009 (UTC)
:I don't think that would be a good name. just think of it... Emails: Mreh. SBemails, mrEEEEEEh! besides, what kind of emails? SBEMAILS!! don't you see? [[User:Jibblejibblejibble|Jibblejibblejibble]] 23:34, 21 December 2009 (UTC)
:I don't think that would be a good name. just think of it... Emails: Mreh. SBemails, mrEEEEEEh! besides, what kind of emails? SBEMAILS!! don't you see? [[User:Jibblejibblejibble|Jibblejibblejibble]] 23:34, 21 December 2009 (UTC)
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::This is a good idea. {{User:Gfdgsgxgzgdrc/sig‎}} 03:52, 23 February 2016 (UTC)
== Sbemail shortage ==
== Sbemail shortage ==
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I think the sbemail imagination counts as a Lappy email, and therefore, we should remove the Corpy NT6 section and put imagination on the Lappy section! Who's with me? [[User:MICGAGUH]]
I think the sbemail imagination counts as a Lappy email, and therefore, we should remove the Corpy NT6 section and put imagination on the Lappy section! Who's with me? [[User:MICGAGUH]]
:Not me. The Lappy's destroyed, so it's not a Lappy email. --{{User:Jay/sig}} 17:29, 27 October 2009 (UTC)
:Not me. The Lappy's destroyed, so it's not a Lappy email. --{{User:Jay/sig}} 17:29, 27 October 2009 (UTC)
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::First of all, the email is called "imaginary", not "imagination". Secondly, there was [[#Premature Era?|already a discussion on this]] and we decided what we decided. Thirdly, if it DOES have to be said again, then the lappy's been destroyed and the Compé wasn't purchased yet, so the way we have it now is good and smart. That's all. {{User:DeFender1031/sig}} 18:46, 27 October 2009 (UTC)
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::First of all, the email is called "imaginary", not "imagination". Secondly, there was [[Talk:Strong Bad Email/Archive 6#Premature Era?|already a discussion on this]] and we decided what we decided. Thirdly, if it DOES have to be said again, then the lappy's been destroyed and the Compé wasn't purchased yet, so the way we have it now is good and smart. That's all. {{User:DeFender1031/sig}} 18:46, 27 October 2009 (UTC)
:::To be fair, the previous discussion doesn't have a clear consensus. -[[Special:Contributions/132.183.140.194|132.183.140.194]] 18:49, 27 October 2009 (UTC)
:::To be fair, the previous discussion doesn't have a clear consensus. -[[Special:Contributions/132.183.140.194|132.183.140.194]] 18:49, 27 October 2009 (UTC)
::::And to clarify... there's no Lappy and Compé is not around yet.  To my mind, [[imaginary]] should remain exactly where it is. {{User:Wbwolf/sig}} 00:40, 8 January 2010 (UTC)
::::And to clarify... there's no Lappy and Compé is not around yet.  To my mind, [[imaginary]] should remain exactly where it is. {{User:Wbwolf/sig}} 00:40, 8 January 2010 (UTC)
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::Though if anything, i'd say it's probably from [[pizzaz]]. {{User:StrongAwesome74/sig}} 11:13, 30 April 2010 (UTC)
::Though if anything, i'd say it's probably from [[pizzaz]]. {{User:StrongAwesome74/sig}} 11:13, 30 April 2010 (UTC)
:::The background is the same as in pizzaz, but that exact image never occurs in that email. {{User:Heimstern Läufer/sig}} 11:48, 30 April 2010 (UTC)
:::The background is the same as in pizzaz, but that exact image never occurs in that email. {{User:Heimstern Läufer/sig}} 11:48, 30 April 2010 (UTC)
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==Can't remember!==
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What is the name of the email where Strong Bad makes loud and flashy shoes to impress the ladies, but they make the power go out. Strong Mad, The Cheat, Strong Sad, and Homestar Runner watch a guy's head(I forgot his name) taped to a TV. And Strong Bad asks them to help send emails without electricity. Then he tapes a paper with writing of the email covering the actaul screen and he pretends to type, Strong Sad holds a blank piece of paper, covering up the words, and uncovers the letters Strong Bad "types" and Strong Maad holds The Cheat who has the "Click here to email Strong Bad" paper, and the wires are tied to Homestar. Then if you wait a bit Homestar and Strong Sad suddenly sing about pee.
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:That would be [[extra plug]]. {{User:RickTommy/sig}} 23:49, 2 December 2010 (UTC)
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== Forhorglingrads ==
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What is the email that is the start of "Fahoobigahs(sp)"? This is very important to me for it was the start of my getting hooked on SB Emails. --- Mikelj84606 ---
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:Say it with a flourish: ''"fhqwhgads."'' The email you're looking for is [[i love you]]. &mdash; [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 20:32, 11 January 2011 (UTC)
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== Everything is ''not'' fine, ''something'' is ruined ==
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I don't know if this is just a glitch on my system or what, but the sbemail list is looking like [[:File:sbemailpageglitch.PNG|this]]. {{User:Power Pie/sig}} 03:46, 25 January 2011 (UTC)
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:This is an effect of a [[HRWiki:2011 Server Move|recent server change]]. [[HRWiki talk:2011 Server Move|We're already talking about it here]]. Your photo brought this to my attention, thanks. Apparently I thought the page was fine for whatever reason until I saw that screenshot, heh. {{User:Soiled Bargains/sig}} 04:18, 25 January 2011 (UTC)
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== Strong bad Emails is on air? ==
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what strong bad's email released in 2011?
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:Do you mean "What Sbemails were ''released'' in 2011?"
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:Well, Actually...none. The last sbemail made ([[videography]]) was
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:released in 2009.  --[[Special:Contributions/206.116.143.157|206.116.143.157]] 01:57, 9 April 2011 (UTC)
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== Happy Easter? ==
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Which Sbemail was the first one to have an easter egg? --{{User:ToaJuaraevo01/sig1}} 14:38, 3 September 2013 (UTC)
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duck pond. --[[User:JohnnyLurg|JohnnyLurg]] 15:34, 3 September 2013 (UTC)
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:Technically, the link to email Strong Sad in [[depressio]] counts as an Easter egg. It says on that email's page that it is the first email to have an Easter egg. But [[duck pond]] is the first one where the content is contained in the same window as the rest of the email. {{User:The Knights Who Say Ni/sig}} 16:57, 3 September 2013 (UTC)
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== Unexplained Strong Bad Emails? ==
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Hey guys, I was just thinking about a page that we might want to create. I've never created a page before, though, so I kinda want to get approval from some other peoples before I make it.
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So in some toons/sbemails, there are times when you see one of Strong Bad's computers in the background with random text on it, seemingly Strong Bad checking another email, and it's never explained. This has happened in [[the paper]] three times, a few times in [[personal favorites]], once in [[no loafing]], once in [[The Homestar Runner Gets Something Stuck In His Craw]], and, if this counts, in [[2 emails]]. Anybody know what I'm talking about?
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I could be wrong, but I feel like it's happened more times than this as well, and it merits a wiki page. Can anybody think of any other times this has happened, and/or what the page should be called? If people agree that this page should exist, I'd be more than happy to write it. Thanks! {{User:SRMX12/sig}} 19:11, 20 February 2016 (UTC)
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:Yeah, I think that would be a good page. {{User:Gfdgsgxgzgdrc/sig‎}} 03:19, 21 February 2016 (UTC)
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::Perhaps this would be better with a larger scope? There are other times that unexplained stuff goes on in the background, like, i forget exactly when, but a few times the cheat will go by wearing a costume or carrying something completely unrelated to the email with no explanation. {{User:DeFender1031/sig}} 09:33, 21 February 2016 (UTC)
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:::Thanks, guys, I'm glad I'm getting positive feedback. DeFender1031, might you be referring to that one time in [[diorama]] when The Cheat walks by carrying the [[Lappy 486|Lappy]]? If so, that was in reference to Strong Bad commenting on how hard it was to cheat nowadays. If that's not what you're talking about, I'll gladly consider your idea if you can give specific examples.
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:::So, if we make this page, what about the name? Unexplained Strong Bad Emails? Background Strong Bad Emails? Other Strong Bad Emails? Ideas, anyone? {{User:SRMX12/sig}} 16:37, 21 February 2016 (UTC)
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::::Well, The Cheat wears a random costume in [[anything]]. He was probably talking 'bout that. {{User:Gfdgsgxgzgdrc/sig‎}} 01:17, 22 February 2016 (UTC)
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:::::Those are both good examples, but if I'm not mistaken, it happens more than just those times. I don't have time right now to look though. Also, what does The Cheat carrying the Lappy have anything to do with how hard it is to cheat? {{User:DeFender1031/sig}} 09:11, 23 February 2016 (UTC)
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::::::Something like Unexplained Emails or Background Emails would be good. I think we should makes the page. {{User:Gfdgsgxgzgdrc/sig‎}} 00:07, 5 June 2016 (UTC)
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== Email Strong Bad ==
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What happens if you email Strong Bad at: strongbad@homestarrunner.com is this still active? If now, how else can people contact the Chaps, apart from Twitter?
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:Nothing happens, really. Your email is sent and Strong Bad doesn't answer it... unless by some miracle he decides to do another sbemail sometime. As for contact, I'm not sure, but I think Twitter is one of the only ways, since they's taken down they's own email address. Oh, please sign your talk posts (<nowiki>~~~~</nowiki>). {{User:SRMX12/sig}} 16:50, 19 November 2016 (UTC)
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== sbemail206 ==
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Sbemail 206 is not a Compe email. Sadly I don't know what to do with it. {{User:The thing/sig}} 04:34, 6 April 2017 (UTC)
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:We're leaving it in the Compé era for the time being because the because the email menu on the site still features the Compé. &mdash; [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 15:57, 6 April 2017 (UTC)
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== Lappier Era ==
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How are we going to handle categorizing the new sbemails? We still have [[sbemail206]] and [[too cool]] under the "[[Compé]] Era" section, even though the latter is unquestionably a [[Lappier]] Era email. The problem, of course, is that the sbemail menu is still Compé-themed. But we shouldn't keep sticking sbemails in a misleadingly-named section until The Brothers Chaps decide to update their menu. Is there a temporary solution we could use until then? {{User:SRMX12/sig}} 17:54, 9 September 2017 (UTC)
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:I think there should be a "Lappier Era" section, and maybe a note pointing out that it still uses the Compé menu. It makes more sense than including Lappier emails in the Compé section. {{User:Gfdgsgxgzgdrc/sig‎}} 18:54, 9 September 2017 (UTC)
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== Not Quite Strong Bad Email List ==
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A little while ago, I {{p|l=http://hrwiki.org/w/index.php?title=Strong_Bad_Email&diff=783935&oldid=783934 changed the list}} to use &mdash; em dashes instead of <small>(tiny text in parentheses)</small>. Not only does it look much better (in my opinion), but it's also more consistent with other lists on the wiki. However, it was reverted because it didn't have as much of a "feel" to it. But I don't think that's necessarily a good thing. How should this list be formatted? {{User:Gfdgsgxgzgdrc/sig‎}} 19:59, 29 June 2019 (UTC)
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== {reading} ==
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Some emails have ''{reading}'' (or some variant) before the email, and some don't. Should we remove them from those emails, or add them to the rest? Or even leave them as is? {{User:Gfdgsgxgzgdrc/sig‎}} 02:33, 8 July 2019 (UTC)
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:For the discussion purposes, when present [http://www.hrwiki.org/w/index.php?title=dragon&diff=next&oldid=784857 it looks like this].
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:Honestly, I'd be in favour of removing such instances. This mostly seems to be present in some older transcripts. I think just the presence of the email template is shorthand for him reading it out loud. --[[User:DorianGray|DorianGray]] 05:31, 8 July 2019 (UTC)
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::I am on the fence whether or not we should remove such instances.  Although 99% of email entries are read, sometimes they just show up on the screen. Also, "training" the new reader into expecting "hey this block will be read out loud" the first few emails (assuming they somehow went through each email sequentially) wouldn't be a bad thing.  And, in a detailed wiki like this, it might not hurt to have the "reading" portion in every email (although it should look sleeker).  Now, my own comment ago kind of thwarted an idea I had, and that was: add the "Reading" portion to the email templates or block quotes.  However, since this isn't going to be used 100% of the time, it's probably counter productive (instead a template that adds the notice would probably be better -- that is if we keep the notices at all.) --[[User:Stux|Stux]] 12:37, 15 July 2019 (UTC)

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Contents

Overlooked

What is the most overlooked Sbemail? Jc iindyysgvxc 06:19, 30 September 2009 (UTC)

RickTommy - What do you mean? African or European Sbemail? The Knights Who Say Ni 19:49, 6 June 2012 (UTC)

Era=mrehh. Emails=mrEEEEEEEh!

We should just change the Era to Emails! It's a more slicker, catchier name for the email menus. POM Z 15:18, 3 October 2009 (UTC)

I don't think that would be a good name. just think of it... Emails: Mreh. SBemails, mrEEEEEEh! besides, what kind of emails? SBEMAILS!! don't you see? Jibblejibblejibble 23:34, 21 December 2009 (UTC)
This is a good idea. Gfdgsgxgzgdrc 03:52, 23 February 2016 (UTC)

Sbemail shortage

Why have there been so few Sbemails lately? Jc iindyysgvxc 23:18, 16 October 2009 (UTC)

There have been more since June than there were between September and June. Anyway, while I can't say for sure, I personally believe the Chaps have decided to focus on things other than sbemails. And this question is better suited for the forum. --Jay stuck at home (Talk) 00:35, 17 October 2009 (UTC)

Corpy NT6 Section

I think the sbemail imagination counts as a Lappy email, and therefore, we should remove the Corpy NT6 section and put imagination on the Lappy section! Who's with me? User:MICGAGUH

Not me. The Lappy's destroyed, so it's not a Lappy email. --Jay stuck at home (Talk) 17:29, 27 October 2009 (UTC)
First of all, the email is called "imaginary", not "imagination". Secondly, there was already a discussion on this and we decided what we decided. Thirdly, if it DOES have to be said again, then the lappy's been destroyed and the Compé wasn't purchased yet, so the way we have it now is good and smart. That's all. — Defender1031*Talk 18:46, 27 October 2009 (UTC)
To be fair, the previous discussion doesn't have a clear consensus. -132.183.140.194 18:49, 27 October 2009 (UTC)
And to clarify... there's no Lappy and Compé is not around yet. To my mind, imaginary should remain exactly where it is. wbwolf (t | ed) 00:40, 8 January 2010 (UTC)

Possible certain day for email milestones

Has anyone ever noticed that every single email milestone has been on a Tuesday rather than the traditional Monday? Like, 50 emails, flashback, rock opera, alternate universe and email thunder. They've all been on Tuesdays. What's up with that? CrabAttack1999 21:46, 11 November 2009 (UTC)

I would theorise that making a milestone email takes more effort than an ordinary one, especially given the length of the most recent ones. Thus, they take longer to do, and get put out a day later. --DorianGray 21:49, 11 November 2009 (UTC)
(me, quoting a sbemail):You may be half-right... CrabAttack1999 20:35, 20 November 2009 (UTC)

No new sbemail in over...6 Weeks?!

Why haven't made one in 6 weeks? I hope he's not re-e-tired. What's the delay? CrabAttack1999 20:36, 20 November 2009 (UTC)

Well, TBC said they aren't going to be making those Sbemails as often, so to allow Homestar to take the spotlight, or at least get away from doing one every week. Plus, Halloween just happened, and Thanksgiving is coming. They are either too preoccupied with the holidays or making a toon as we speak. Just stay calm and a new toon will come soon.--Jellote wuz here 20:47, 20 November 2009 (UTC)
He can't type any more because he has human hands now. Okay, really, this is not the longest sbemail break, it's not the first, and it's not worth worrying about. Also, this is not a forum (though we have one). --Jay stuck at home (Talk) 21:06, 20 November 2009 (UTC)
Jay, I just wanted to say I enjoyed your response very much (the first sentence). -132.183.140.236 21:15, 20 November 2009 (UTC)
That is because the new baby was born. Duh! They need to care for the baby through it's first weeks and most importantly help Jackie Chapman with the little tyke! Jibblejibblejibble 23:30, 21 December 2009 (UTC)
I hope they come out with a 'toon or SBemail for Decemberween!

Old Menu Files Still Active

Would it be worth it to actually mention in either the Strong Bad Email Menus or Fun Facts section that the links to the Lappy and Corpy menus still feature the most recent (Compé-era) updates, while the other menus still on the H*R site only go up to the last e-mail posted on them?

Naturally, the explanation is that these Flash files still access the current list, while the other menus are effectively closed files. It's not strictly necessary to put it up there, but I at least find it interesting. kyojikasshu 21:04, 13 January 2010 (UTC)

Calculated Update Frequency

In a fit of nerdular nerdulance, I decided to calculate the update frequency for the different sbemail eras. It might be worth noting to show how TBC have gradually moved away from the "updates every Monday" phase.

First up, the three primary (and now completed) eras:

Note that the Tandy era begins with the first sbemail listed with a definitive date of posting, with both some kinda robot and homsar listed as being posted "on or before September 13, 2001". Assuming a posting of some kinda robot no earlier than August 27, the following would be the high end average figure:

For the Lappy era, I listed the regular update period through sbemail 200. If we factor in the more than nine month break before hremail3184, the numbers are skewed thusly:

Since the Corpy transition consists of only one sbemail, frequency of Corpy sbemails is a non-factor.

Finally, you have the Compé era, which has been stalled due to the current baby hiatus. We can only go by the date of the most recent update, which at this point is videography (October 5).

Alternatively, if we were to consider the "modern era", the resumption of sbemails from hremail3814 on, as a separate update period, we'd get a different figure:

  • Modern era (transition from Lappy to Compé: hremail3184 - videography) - 1 sbemail / 2.77 weeks (19.4 days)

Food for thought... obviously, it would need some consensus before this info would be posted. (And, yes, I was pretty bored today.) kyojikasshu 21:59, 13 January 2010 (UTC)

This would be something for Strong Bad Email Statistics. -- Tom 23:14, 13 January 2010 (UTC)
Silly me, I didn't even see the Statistics page. And it's already covered. My bad. kyojikasshu 15:36, 14 January 2010 (UTC)

Question

Is sbemail206 ever coming out? It's been 4 months and counting.

Funny, around this time last year, people were saying the same about sbemail 201. Heimstern Läufer 07:08, 5 February 2010 (UTC)
There was a baby in the family recently, shortly following the Halloween toon. I'm not at all surprised that the updates have been scarce. --Jay stuck at home (Talk) 08:37, 5 February 2010 (UTC)
I concur with Jay, here, folks! I am not at all surprised, but I am getting impatient. How bad of me. Just be patient peoples, and the next SBemail will come, i assure you.Jibblejibblejibble 17:39, 21 February 2010 (UTC)
Okay, I think I know why sbemail206 is not coming. In DTotM, when Strong Bad's gloves turn into hands, the Compe gets knocked away. This means the Compe is most likely broken. Or (this may sound ridiculous, but I think it's also possible) they want our article on the basics to stay with the lowest page hits. I mean, why should the basics have the lowest page hits if Strong Bad himself claimed it was his favourite e-mail? RickTommy 22:37, 7 March 2010 (UTC)
Ummm...
You're right, this IS the most ridiculous thing i have ever heard. I was content to just ignore it, but i'm concerned that if no one says anything, you'll continue to make unnecessary edits such as "Ummm...". So i'm saying it. This is all speculation, and baseless speculation at that. Did Homestar never appear again outside of the painintg after Jibblies 2? Did Homsar stay dead after homsar? Did the tandy and compy stay dead? These types of continuity just don't happen in the HR universe in general. Further, since this has nothing to do with article content, it doesn't belong here anyway, whether it's a good theory or not. — Defender1031*Talk 09:55, 11 March 2010 (UTC)

Updated list? Or just the XML?

If you have recently checked the Corpy NT6 menu, you will notice that the post-Corpy era emails are also there. Is it an actual TBC update, or is the Corpy reading the Sbemail list from an XML file? --Darkangel Get offa me! 07:23, 11 February 2010 (UTC) (Holy crap, since when have I stopped using that picture?)

EDIT: I just noticed that the Lappy menu does so too. Both menus have no animations whatsoever.
Yeah, ever since random.bat came out, the menus have read from rando.xml... so that includes the Lappy and Corpy menus. --phlip TC 09:28, 11 February 2010 (UTC)

Compé Era Box Background is broke...

Can someone fix it? Firefox shows just black with StroBro's head. ColdReactive 05:07, 11 April 2010 (UTC)

Inline background images are disabled until the next upgrade. I put a temporary workaround in Common.css. — It's dot com 05:43, 11 April 2010 (UTC)

Still shot

Which email is this shot from? Walupeachy 06:29, 30 April 2010 (UTC)

That's from when you hit "pause" on the later sbemail DVDs. --Jay stuck at home (Talk) 08:29, 30 April 2010 (UTC)
Though if anything, i'd say it's probably from pizzaz. StrongAwesome 11:13, 30 April 2010 (UTC)
The background is the same as in pizzaz, but that exact image never occurs in that email. Heimstern Läufer 11:48, 30 April 2010 (UTC)

Can't remember!

What is the name of the email where Strong Bad makes loud and flashy shoes to impress the ladies, but they make the power go out. Strong Mad, The Cheat, Strong Sad, and Homestar Runner watch a guy's head(I forgot his name) taped to a TV. And Strong Bad asks them to help send emails without electricity. Then he tapes a paper with writing of the email covering the actaul screen and he pretends to type, Strong Sad holds a blank piece of paper, covering up the words, and uncovers the letters Strong Bad "types" and Strong Maad holds The Cheat who has the "Click here to email Strong Bad" paper, and the wires are tied to Homestar. Then if you wait a bit Homestar and Strong Sad suddenly sing about pee.

That would be extra plug. Walupeachy 23:49, 2 December 2010 (UTC)

Forhorglingrads

What is the email that is the start of "Fahoobigahs(sp)"? This is very important to me for it was the start of my getting hooked on SB Emails. --- Mikelj84606 ---

Say it with a flourish: "fhqwhgads." The email you're looking for is i love you. — It's dot com 20:32, 11 January 2011 (UTC)

Everything is not fine, something is ruined

I don't know if this is just a glitch on my system or what, but the sbemail list is looking like this. PowerFile:Homestar Kamikaze Green Favicon.pngPie 03:46, 25 January 2011 (UTC)

This is an effect of a recent server change. We're already talking about it here. Your photo brought this to my attention, thanks. Apparently I thought the page was fine for whatever reason until I saw that screenshot, heh. Soiled Bargains (talk|ctrb) 04:18, 25 January 2011 (UTC)

Strong bad Emails is on air?

what strong bad's email released in 2011?

Do you mean "What Sbemails were released in 2011?"
Well, Actually...none. The last sbemail made (videography) was
released in 2009. --206.116.143.157 01:57, 9 April 2011 (UTC)

Happy Easter?

Which Sbemail was the first one to have an easter egg? --ToaJuaraevo01 File:Homsar-in-motion.gif 14:38, 3 September 2013 (UTC)

duck pond. --JohnnyLurg 15:34, 3 September 2013 (UTC)

Technically, the link to email Strong Sad in depressio counts as an Easter egg. It says on that email's page that it is the first email to have an Easter egg. But duck pond is the first one where the content is contained in the same window as the rest of the email. The Knights Who Say Ni 16:57, 3 September 2013 (UTC)

Unexplained Strong Bad Emails?

Hey guys, I was just thinking about a page that we might want to create. I've never created a page before, though, so I kinda want to get approval from some other peoples before I make it.

So in some toons/sbemails, there are times when you see one of Strong Bad's computers in the background with random text on it, seemingly Strong Bad checking another email, and it's never explained. This has happened in the paper three times, a few times in personal favorites, once in no loafing, once in The Homestar Runner Gets Something Stuck In His Craw, and, if this counts, in 2 emails. Anybody know what I'm talking about?

I could be wrong, but I feel like it's happened more times than this as well, and it merits a wiki page. Can anybody think of any other times this has happened, and/or what the page should be called? If people agree that this page should exist, I'd be more than happy to write it. Thanks! Lira (talk) 19:11, 20 February 2016 (UTC)

Yeah, I think that would be a good page. Gfdgsgxgzgdrc 03:19, 21 February 2016 (UTC)
Perhaps this would be better with a larger scope? There are other times that unexplained stuff goes on in the background, like, i forget exactly when, but a few times the cheat will go by wearing a costume or carrying something completely unrelated to the email with no explanation. — Defender1031*Talk 09:33, 21 February 2016 (UTC)
Thanks, guys, I'm glad I'm getting positive feedback. DeFender1031, might you be referring to that one time in diorama when The Cheat walks by carrying the Lappy? If so, that was in reference to Strong Bad commenting on how hard it was to cheat nowadays. If that's not what you're talking about, I'll gladly consider your idea if you can give specific examples.
So, if we make this page, what about the name? Unexplained Strong Bad Emails? Background Strong Bad Emails? Other Strong Bad Emails? Ideas, anyone? Lira (talk) 16:37, 21 February 2016 (UTC)
Well, The Cheat wears a random costume in anything. He was probably talking 'bout that. Gfdgsgxgzgdrc 01:17, 22 February 2016 (UTC)
Those are both good examples, but if I'm not mistaken, it happens more than just those times. I don't have time right now to look though. Also, what does The Cheat carrying the Lappy have anything to do with how hard it is to cheat? — Defender1031*Talk 09:11, 23 February 2016 (UTC)
Something like Unexplained Emails or Background Emails would be good. I think we should makes the page. Gfdgsgxgzgdrc 00:07, 5 June 2016 (UTC)

Email Strong Bad

What happens if you email Strong Bad at: strongbad@homestarrunner.com is this still active? If now, how else can people contact the Chaps, apart from Twitter?

Nothing happens, really. Your email is sent and Strong Bad doesn't answer it... unless by some miracle he decides to do another sbemail sometime. As for contact, I'm not sure, but I think Twitter is one of the only ways, since they's taken down they's own email address. Oh, please sign your talk posts (~~~~). Lira (talk) 16:50, 19 November 2016 (UTC)

sbemail206

Sbemail 206 is not a Compe email. Sadly I don't know what to do with it. TheThin 04:34, 6 April 2017 (UTC)

We're leaving it in the Compé era for the time being because the because the email menu on the site still features the Compé. — It's dot com 15:57, 6 April 2017 (UTC)

Lappier Era

How are we going to handle categorizing the new sbemails? We still have sbemail206 and too cool under the "Compé Era" section, even though the latter is unquestionably a Lappier Era email. The problem, of course, is that the sbemail menu is still Compé-themed. But we shouldn't keep sticking sbemails in a misleadingly-named section until The Brothers Chaps decide to update their menu. Is there a temporary solution we could use until then? Lira (talk) 17:54, 9 September 2017 (UTC)

I think there should be a "Lappier Era" section, and maybe a note pointing out that it still uses the Compé menu. It makes more sense than including Lappier emails in the Compé section. Gfdgsgxgzgdrc 18:54, 9 September 2017 (UTC)

Not Quite Strong Bad Email List

A little while ago, I changed the list to use — em dashes instead of (tiny text in parentheses). Not only does it look much better (in my opinion), but it's also more consistent with other lists on the wiki. However, it was reverted because it didn't have as much of a "feel" to it. But I don't think that's necessarily a good thing. How should this list be formatted? Gfdgsgxgzgdrc 19:59, 29 June 2019 (UTC)

{reading}

Some emails have {reading} (or some variant) before the email, and some don't. Should we remove them from those emails, or add them to the rest? Or even leave them as is? Gfdgsgxgzgdrc 02:33, 8 July 2019 (UTC)

For the discussion purposes, when present it looks like this.
Honestly, I'd be in favour of removing such instances. This mostly seems to be present in some older transcripts. I think just the presence of the email template is shorthand for him reading it out loud. --DorianGray 05:31, 8 July 2019 (UTC)
I am on the fence whether or not we should remove such instances. Although 99% of email entries are read, sometimes they just show up on the screen. Also, "training" the new reader into expecting "hey this block will be read out loud" the first few emails (assuming they somehow went through each email sequentially) wouldn't be a bad thing. And, in a detailed wiki like this, it might not hurt to have the "reading" portion in every email (although it should look sleeker). Now, my own comment ago kind of thwarted an idea I had, and that was: add the "Reading" portion to the email templates or block quotes. However, since this isn't going to be used 100% of the time, it's probably counter productive (instead a template that adds the notice would probably be better -- that is if we keep the notices at all.) --Stux 12:37, 15 July 2019 (UTC)

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