Welcome to the best place to learn everything about the cartoons (and just about anything else) on homestarrunner.com.
"What is Homestar Runner?" you ask? Well, if you don't know who Homestar Runner or Strong Bad are, then this place might be a little overwhelming for you. Feel free to look around and discover all the characters and toons, but if you want to understand what we're talking about, you really need to head over to the official Homestar Runner site and start watching the toons. A good place to start is the First Time Here? page or the Strong Bad Emails. A lot of the Inside Jokes come from there.
What's a wiki, you ask? Well, a wiki is a site where anybody—not just webmasters or members—can edit any page. Wikis are best used for collaborative knowledge-base type documents. For instance, one of the most successful wikis is Wikipedia.
What this means is that you could be an important author on the Homestar Runner Wiki, or you could be just a small Wiki Gnome. Know about some Easter eggs that might interest other users? Wanna help us transcribe a new toon created by The Brothers Chaps? Go ahead! If you ever need to find something, use the search bar. It should help you find what you're looking for. If you know the exact page title of the thing you are looking for, click "Go" instead of "Search" to go directly to that page.
If you decide to stick around, use the log in link at the top of this page to set up a username. To edit a page, click the "edit" link at the top of any page. Please be polite, and briefly describe any changes you make in the "Summary" text field on the edit page. Your "Summary" comments will appear on the recent changes page. The one page where you have the most control over content is your user page, which you will receive when you log in.
If you ever have questions about the wiki, feel free to type them up here. A knowledgeable person will most likely provide you with an answer within a few minutes.
This wiki is absolutely free, no money is ever paid unless one wants to donate for web hosting, but nothing is required.
If you're still unsure of how stuff works around here, you may want to check out the MediaWiki User's Guide. There you will learn how to make bold, italics, and other wiki stuff. Out of courtesy, you really shouldn't edit pages unless you are adding something meaningful (fixing grammar and spelling mistakes is okay). You also shouldn't delete any content unless you have an extremely good reason. If you want to play around and get a feel for editing pages, please do so in the Sandbox. If you want to get a good grasp of how the pages here are put together, be sure to read about our Standards for pages.
Wikipedia has a great "Wikiquette" section. It covers a lot of information about what is accepted and what is not accepted on a wiki. There are really no rules, but there is a definite level of etiquette involved. Some of the suggestions offered are only relevant to Wikipedia, but many of them apply to any wiki. Anyone interested in being a valuable contributor to any wiki should read it.
Above all, never use obscene or otherwise defamatory language, and never deface the documents our community has worked hard to create. Remember—there are people younger than you here at the wiki, and they may not like obscene language, and therefore no swearing will be tolerated. Also, note that the wiki gives everyone the ability to revert documents back to their original state. Therefore, no one can permanently harm the wiki by deleting pages. All an offender will accomplish is to slightly annoy our wiki community. After repeated defacings our administrators will block the offender's IP address. If defamatory language is seen it will be changed or deleted, and it's possible the user may be blocked for using it.
See the Help Contents for specific help topics regarding wiki usage and editing. The Introduction page also has useful links that will help you get started.
Thank you for visiting the Homestar Runner Wiki. We hope you'll feel welcome here amongst fellow fans of the greatest cartoon of all time. We would love to have you as a community member!