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:Because we generally omit any fun facts that come from viewing the Flash file. If we accepted everything that came from viewing the Flash file as canon, then we'd have to say that characters frequenly lose limbs and appear out of nowhere. <small><tt>[[User:Homestar Coder|<span style="color:#8B0000;">Aurora the Homestar Coder</span>]]</tt></small> 14:27, 13 Jun 2005 (UTC)
:Because we generally omit any fun facts that come from viewing the Flash file. If we accepted everything that came from viewing the Flash file as canon, then we'd have to say that characters frequenly lose limbs and appear out of nowhere. <small><tt>[[User:Homestar Coder|<span style="color:#8B0000;">Aurora the Homestar Coder</span>]]</tt></small> 14:27, 13 Jun 2005 (UTC)
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::Good point. Nevertheless, I think that this fun fact is important because it helps to further elucidate Marzipan's unusual anatomy. Is there an alternate location that I should mention this? &mdash;[[User:Shawn81|Shawn81]] 21:52, 13 Jun 2005 (UTC)
== "This stuff is really getting old." ==
== "This stuff is really getting old." ==

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Some Stew

Keep on keepin’ it on!

For your contributions these past few weeks, in particular your taking on both the task of adding links for things that need to be linked to and the task of transcribing Easter Eggs, I present you with this Iron cup of Brunswick Stew. -- Tom 15:32, 19 Mar 2005 (MST)

Whoa! And here I thought no one noticed me! Thank you very much. Clearly I need to spend even more time on the Wiki so I can earn a trophy full of Steak'ums. :) (BTW, I love typing and copying things. If there's anything that needs to be copied that I'm missing, let me know!) Aurora Szalinski 23:14, 19 Mar 2005 (MST)

I too would like to give you a belated "Good Jorb," for adding all the Places to toons. Keep up the pace! - Dr Haggis - Talk 02:13, 14 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Thanks! Aurora the Homestar Coder 02:35, 14 Apr 2005 (UTC)
I agree. You're both helpful, and very diplomatic. Keep up the good work. (I can't belive you got the brunswick stew! Oh well, at least I've got the pizza trophy...) Thunderbird 02:25, 2 May 2005 (UTC)
Thanks muchly! I think you deserve at least an iron cup of Brunswick stew for those fantastic Floppy Disk and Halloween Costume pages. Those are awesome! Aurora the Homestar Coder 02:37, 2 May 2005 (UTC)
Thanks. That's what I generally try to do, think of cool pages to make that I can take my time on, not racing people for new transcrips. I really appreciate that btw. (I would, but I don't have the paitence for 'edit conflicts'. Grrr... Thunderbird 02:47, 2 May 2005 (UTC)
Well, you do a great jorb. I try not to "race" people for transcripts, but I can do them really fast so sometimes I can't resist (like the last answering machine). ;) Aurora the Homestar Coder 03:53, 2 May 2005 (UTC)

Pay Plus Stuff

Hey, I've been using the H*R Wiki for a while to check updates to the site, and now I've recently decided to give editing some of the stubs a try. I just wanted to say I was amazed by how quickly you've started putting the new April Fool's Day page information up, and to say thanks for the hard work. :) JackoRougburn 1:25, 01 Apr 2005 (CST)

Thanks! It's just because I'm a fast typist (that's part of being a Homestar Coder ;) ) Aurora Szalinski 00:29, 1 Apr 2005 (MST)

Are you using a Dvorak keyboard or something? —woddfellow2| 08:30, 19 Apr 2005 (UTC)
Nope, just regular ol' Qwerty. Aurora the Homestar Coder 00:02, 20 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Hello again, and thank you so much for telling me how to delete that page I made! It took me only about half an hour to screw up something... I'm rather proud of that.  ;) Anyway, thanks again for the help, and if I run into a problem again, I know who to ask. JackoRougburn 3:12, 01 Apr 2005 (CST)

No probalo! Here's a good page for that sort of stuff: MediaWiki User's Guide. And no worries about screwing something up -- it's a Wiki, someone will rapidly fix your mistakes :) Aurora Szalinski 02:14, 1 Apr 2005 (MST)

Quote sources

You should list the sources for those quotes. Most of them I recognize, but a few I do not.

That's why we have a search bar over there. ;) Aurora the Homestar Coder 01:44, 15 Apr 2005 (UTC)

sorry

Aurora, sorry I guess I don't know the etiquitte. You'll notice that what I did was strike out his text because he changed his vote below. I figured he just forgot to strike out his old vote, so I did that for him. If I had changed my vote in a similar manner, I wouldn't have minded someone doing similarly for me. Thanks for letting me know....--rsl12 17:11, 21 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Oh, okay. I'm sorry I misunderstood; I thought you just changed his vote, and didn't notice his other vote below. No probalo! Aurora the Homestar Coder 22:53, 21 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Email

Hi there Aurora. Is the email address you have set in your preferences correct? And if so, do you check that address regularly? Thanks. -- Tom 06:11, 27 Apr 2005 (UTC)

It is a correct email, but not one I check regularly. I'll check it now, though... if you need a better email address, I could give you one. Aurora the Homestar Coder 06:57, 27 Apr 2005 (UTC)
Addendum: Got the message. Aurora the Homestar Coder 07:00, 27 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Sysop

Just letting you know, you have been given sysop privileges. If you have any questions, never hesitate to ask. Thanks. -- Tom 12:28, 27 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Excellent! Thanks muchly! *looks at new links at top of screen* Ooh, shiny! Aurora the Homestar Coder 14:19, 27 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Oh, if you block someone for defacing something, you don't need to add them to the WikiTroll list. That's really just there to bring defacement to the sysops attention. Just providing a summary of their defacement in the "Reason" box on the block page is fine. Thanks. -- Tom 00:23, 28 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Ah, okay. Wow, less work for me! Aurora the Homestar Coder 00:28, 28 Apr 2005 (UTC)
Congratulations Aurora, you'll make an excellent Sysop! Thinking back, I can't belive you weren't nominated. If I had thouht of it, I would have nominated you myself. I hope you're not offended. Either way, you've been recognized, and are in. Now you can join the ranks of us folks! Thunderbird 02:38, 2 May 2005 (UTC)
Thanks again! I really wasn't expecting to get sysop power because I haven't been here very long, so I'm definately not offended... Sysop Commandos! Rock rock on! :) Aurora the Homestar Coder 02:40, 2 May 2005 (UTC)
Actually, I'd considered nominating you myself... I eventually decided against it because I thought that the consensus would be that you were too new. Guess I was wrong. ;) --Jay (Talk) 02:46, 2 May 2005 (UTC)
Thanks for the thought anyway! (and congrats on you guys' sysophood, although I think I already said that... Snow globes for everyone!):) Aurora the Homestar Coder 03:54, 2 May 2005 (UTC)

Troll blocking

An interesting conundrum: What happens when two sysops block the same user at the same time, but one blocks for 24 hours while the other blocks with an indefinite expiry... guess we're gonna find out, huh? --Jay (Talk) 17:05, 29 Apr 2005 (UTC)

I think you blocked after me, so it will be indefinate. Aurora the Homestar Coder 17:05, 29 Apr 2005 (UTC)
Probably, but I found it interesting that both are listed on the Ipblocklist. --Jay (Talk) 17:07, 29 Apr 2005 (UTC)
Heh. Weird. Aurora the Homestar Coder 17:07, 29 Apr 2005 (UTC)
For two different definite time blocks, the lower one would take precedence. As for one with a definite time and one for indefinite, I have no idea. We could test it... -- Tom 19:47, 29 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Main Page 22

"If you roll over the Store button several times, to make it grow, then roll over the Downloads button, you can still see the left edge of the Store button when Edgar pops up."
Why'd you remove it? It seems reasonable to me... It's true, TBC simply didn't make the edgarware box wide enough... --phlip 02:13, 30 Apr 2005 (UTC)

We don't put Flash glitches and tricks on the Wiki, sorry. Aurora the Homestar Coder 02:54, 30 Apr 2005 (UTC)
I was under the impression that we just didn't put glitches caused by manipulation of the Flash software - for instance, pausing the Flash or viewing the .swf file. We include LOTS of Flash glitches as ordinary facts - there's even a subcategory of Fun Facts dedicated to just that. My two cents. --Jay (Talk) 05:37, 30 Apr 2005 (UTC)
You're right about that, actually, I was mistaken. I meant more that we don't usually put down things that involve "if you roll over this button, then roll over that button, etc. etc. it looks glitchy." There's usually one or more of these in every main page and it's not very exciting reading IMO. Aurora the Homestar Coder 08:05, 30 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Radio Interviews

Hey there Aurora, I was just curious about the transcript you made for the radio interview. Are radio interviews fair game as far as transcripts go, or did you have to ask the people for permission? I'm not much of the legal fellow, so I was just wondering. Thanks, Thunderbird 16:27, 13 May 2005 (UTC)

Beats me.... that particular sound clip didn't even come with a website attached to it. I don't have time to deal with that right now, so if someone else wants to take it down and contact the radio station, then that would be fine... Aurora the Homestar Coder 20:32, 13 May 2005 (UTC)

Siggie

Hi Aurora. I just thought I'd pass a bit of Joey Day wisdom on to you about sigs. (I've been going through most the sysops slowly) Have you tried the template sig meathod? Basically it lets you shorten your code left behind, and lets you change ALL your sigs at the same time. You just put your sig code on a subpage of your userpage, (e.g. 'User:Homestar Coder/sig' or something). Then in your prefferances box, put {{User:Homestar Coder/sig}} as your signature. And that's all there is to it. After that, if you ever change your sig on your subpage, it'll change all of the ones you've put since you started it. It sure changed my life. spread the word! Thunderbird 21:47, 21 May 2005 (UTC)

Yeah, I was going to do that... I'm lazy... Aurora the Homestar Coder 06:21, 22 May 2005 (UTC)

Cleanup template

From Experimental Film :Thanks for the heads up on when to use this. I'll leave it alone unless a page is in big trouble (but with all y'all around, does that ever happen?) S Gleason 14:24, 8 Jun 2005 (UTC)

the right STUFF

Hey Aurora (or is it Amanda?), it's Dot com. I'm wanting to move forward with the new STUFF stuff, and to help rally the wiki community around my idea, I'd like to set up a STUFF sandbox so we can practice the new format and get used to it. For that, though, I need to set up some styles on the master style sheet page. Something like:

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Not being an admin, I can't do it myself. Can you help me with this, or do I need to take it to Joey? Thanks. — It's dot com 03:47, 10 Jun 2005 (UTC)

I think I could edit that page, but I think you should ask Joey about it first. Aurora the Homestar Coder 03:53, 10 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Cool. — It's dot com
Hold off on this for a bit. -- Tom 05:25, 10 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Um, what do you mean? I've already written to Joey. — It's dot com 05:44, 10 Jun 2005 (UTC)
He must mean hold off on the Stuff reform. *sigh* Aurora the Homestar Coder 06:42, 10 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Or maybe he was going to go ahead and make the CSS changes for me (looking at the monobook page history, I see now that he is the only other person besides Joey to ever edit it). Which is it, Tom? Keep in mind, I'm not about to make any drastic changes to the wiki—I'm just getting my ducks in a row to make a practice page in order to propose changes to the wiki. — It's dot com 06:51, 10 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Aurora, I've gotten another idea, and I think it's better than this. Let me see if I can make it work, and I'll get back to you. — It's dot com 18:38, 10 Jun 2005 (UTC)

K. Aurora the Homestar Coder 20:24, 10 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Marzipan's skeleton

Why did you revert my edit regarding Marzipan's skeleton on That a Ghost? —Shawn81 13:53, 13 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Because we generally omit any fun facts that come from viewing the Flash file. If we accepted everything that came from viewing the Flash file as canon, then we'd have to say that characters frequenly lose limbs and appear out of nowhere. Aurora the Homestar Coder 14:27, 13 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Good point. Nevertheless, I think that this fun fact is important because it helps to further elucidate Marzipan's unusual anatomy. Is there an alternate location that I should mention this? —Shawn81 21:52, 13 Jun 2005 (UTC)

"This stuff is really getting old."

You said something to that effect on the STUFF page and I would like to nominate you forGOD for making that comment.

On the other hand, if people stopped being gigantic jerks to each other on the STUFF page, where will I get my daily daily dose of rage? 131.247.9.91

Well, there are upcoming measures which will hopefully solve the STUFF problem. Under the new system created by It's dot com there will be no more "clever" votes or personal comments, just a list of arguments for and against the fact and a list of signatures for votes. Don't worry, I'm sure there's plenty of places on the Internet you can go for a daily dose of rage -- try visiting an extremely partisan political blog ;) Aurora the Homestar Coder 16:53, 13 Jun 2005 (UTC)