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[edit] Signatures

The signatures look like crap now thanks to 1.4.0

i spent a whole day trying to reformat me signature

then finally i got it.

it is so annoying though but if you want a cool signature like this one :pertmywerttalk copy this:p<small>ertmywert</small>]]<sup>[[User talk:pertmywert|talk</sup>

Just replace my name bit's and put in your name

Actually, 1.4 handles signatures better than previous versions. You just need to make sure your preferences are set correctly. -- Tom 12:23, 27 Apr 2005 (UTC)

I think my Sig is pretty cool... ?Thunderbird? 22:25, 27 Apr 2005 (UTC)

I can't see your arrows any more. Is this a font problem or what? Aurora the Homestar Coder 22:28, 27 Apr 2005 (UTC)

What? My Arrows? My precious little arrows? I can still see them. Keep on Arrowing, my Arrowies. Seriously though, can you not see them? If not, does anyone have any ideas why? I like my arrows. ?Thunderbird? 22:42, 27 Apr 2005 (UTC)

In order to see the arrows, you must have Japanese fonts installed. These can be installed through the Control Panel. --Pidgeot (t) (c) (e) 13:49, 28 Apr 2005 (UTC)
You're so smart. Yay for Pidgeot! →FireBird
Yup, I can see them on my laptop which has Japanese fonts installed. Cool. Aurora the Homestar Coder 00:47, 29 Apr 2005 (UTC)
Sweet, kinda like a special little easter egg only if you have the right font. Btw, here's another 'easter egg', just finished it today, and it'll only work on my sig starting now. Try clicking on the two arrows individually... ?Thunderbird? 04:57, 29 Apr 2005 (UTC)
Cute addition. You should have some sort of.... arrow... rap. Aurora the Homestar Coder 05:24, 29 Apr 2005 (UTC)
"Arrows in the front, arrows in the back, get down get down, offa that smoke stack!." Hows that? ?Thunderbird? 05:29, 29 Apr 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Borders

So it's not that big of a deal or anything, but I think thin black borders around the current logo would look awesome. →FireBird

Yeah, you might have something there. Here's what they might like:
Medium
Thick
Thin
Especially with Homestar himself having a black border. EDSMILDE
You can tweak the CSS all you want. Maybe a little #p-logo{border:thin solid black;}? -- Tom 02:11, 30 Apr 2005 (UTC)
(MediaWiki:Monobook.css)
Oh no no no, that's not what I meant at all. Please do not edit that. I was talking about FireBird's personal CSS at "User:FireBird/monobook.css". -- Tom 03:45, 2 May 2005 (UTC)
Wow, I didn't know you could do that.....! EDSMILDE 23:37, 2 May 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Back Links

I was just wondering, does anyone else think it'd be a good idea to have little links at the top and/or bottom of pages that return to the main page that links to it? For example, flashback would have a link at the top that would say something like "Back to Strong Bad Email" (maybe with some cool border around it). I think it'd make browsing around the site easier. For me, anyway. EDSMILDE 22:41, 1 May 2005 (UTC) Back to Strong Bad Email>
it could maybe look like that

I think a link to the page would do just fine instead of a template and all that. →FireBird
I love the idea of the link back, but I think the border is a little much. ~ »ßenit, known as señor«
K, screw the template. EDSMILDE
This sounds like a good idea, but isn't it already half done? There's a link to Strong Bad Email in Template:Strong Bad Email. — wikisig.gif Joey (talk·edits) 15:45, 3 May 2005 (UTC)
It's also in the navigation bar on the left side of the screen. And there's the browser back button. Plus many pages link from more than one place. Unfeasable, and unneeded, in my opinion. ?Thunderbird? 01:55, 4 May 2005 (UTC)
Note, I just deleted that template and copied the style span here. The only thing I added was the closing span tag. -- Tom 14:58, 4 May 2005 (UTC)
Well, about the browser back button, many times I click on the discussion page, maybe click edit, then maybe article again so when I want to go back I end up hitting back 3-4 times. Otherwise, do you think we should make those sbemail templates for other things like toons, too? EDSMILDE

[edit] Unused images

I've just been looking at the unused image list, and it suprises me just how many there are. Some are not needed anymore (to pick at random, "sketchbook serpented.PNG" is a good example), while some appear to be for personal use, but never used on the wiki itself (see images 90 to 102, and others). Should somebody delete some of these, or at least put them on their respective pages? (providing they are not redundant or personal) --videlectrix.pngENUSY discussionitem_icon.gif user.gifmail_icon.gif, 16:29, 3 May 2005 (BST)

[edit] Interwiki Links

I think the interwiki links are ugly in the default stylesheet. I'd like to change them to look identical to external links, but I'm not sure that would be the best way to do things. Anyone else have ideas? — wikisig.gif Joey (talk·edits) 16:51, 3 May 2005 (UTC)

I like them how they are. Light blue without the tiny arrow is interwiki, and with the arrow is external. Dark blue is internal. It always made sense to me. It's also the standard on Wikipedia and every other MediaWiki site that I can recall. If people really don't like it, they can always adjust their personal CSS in their user page. -- Tom 01:31, 4 May 2005 (UTC)
Actually, now that I'm thinking straight, the interwiki links I was looking at were visited interwiki links. I don't like that particular shade of blue. I guess I'll go change my own stylesheet. — wikisig.gif Joey (talk·edits) 04:25, 4 May 2005 (UTC)
Heh, you just visit too many interwiki links then. Hmm. That's c00. Oops, I mean, that's 00c. Er, that's cool. -- Tom 14:55, 4 May 2005 (UTC)
Actually, now that I've examined the stylesheet, there really wasn't a difference between visited or unvisited interwiki links. It really was a dirty looking shade of blue. I've changed the global stylesheet so that interwiki links and external links are the same color. I won't add the arrow to interwiki links though, even though I'd like to since they are technically still outgoing links. — wikisig.gif Joey (talk·edits) 16:11, 4 May 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Strong Bad Email link in navigation box

Does anyone actually use the Strong Bad Email link in the navigation box to the left? If enough people use it, I suppose we should leave it there, but I'm starting to think it's a little silly. If we link to Strong Bad Email from the sidebar, why don't we link to Toons, Games, Characters, etc. from the sidebar? Where do we draw the line? What makes Strong Bad Email so much more important than other pages? Just a thought. — wikisig.gif Joey (talk·edits) 17:35, 3 May 2005 (UTC)

I think it is a very busy link. As much as we like to remain NPOV, Strong Bad Emails are quite the popular feature of homestarrunner.com. The Brothers Chaps seem to acknowledge this in their focus on the emails, and perhaps the fact that they are so often updated is another reason to keep it. I don't know what others think, but I think the link can stay. -- Tom 01:40, 4 May 2005 (UTC)
Same here. ?Thunderbird? 01:56, 4 May 2005 (UTC)
I use it a lot. I think we should put it below "H*R.com updates" though. «Rob» 05:56, 4 May 2005 (UTC)
Done. — wikisig.gif Joey (talk·edits) 16:12, 4 May 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Something's Up...

Hey, has this been popping up for anybody else?

A database query syntax error has occurred. This may indicate a bug in the
software. The last attempted database query was: (SQL query hidden) from
within function "MediaWikiBagOStuff:_doquery". MySQL returned error "1062:
Duplicate entry 'hrwiki_mwiki:messages:Sitenotice' for key 1 (localhost)".

I'm sure it's a MediaWiki glitch, but I wanted to see if anyone else is having this problem. If an admin could help out, it would be greatly apreciated. Thanks! --acekirby13 20:38, 6 May 2005 (UTC)

I've gotten this too. →FireBird
I've seen it several times, too. Perhaps we should sic Tom and Pidgeot on it. — wikisig.gif Joey (talk·edits) 20:44, 6 May 2005 (UTC)
I wish I were as smart as them. They're like, amazing. →FireBird
It's all a matter of learning by doing. Go get Apache, PHP (zipped version, NOT installer), MySQL and PHPMyAdmin, set them up on a Windows machine (mostly automatic), and start playing around. Find someone who already knows about these things, so you have someone to turn to when things don't go your way. Then write a small program of some sort. It could be anything - for me, my first PHP program was a POKéMON management system that kept track on your POKéMON and their training, whilst calculating various things about them, but that's probably too high a starting point for most people. ^_^ --Pidgeot (t) (c) (e) 21:25, 6 May 2005 (UTC)

It just happened to me again. It wasn't too bad a while ago, but now, it's becoming more frequent. To reiterate: Something's up... --acekirby13 20:53, 6 May 2005 (UTC)

Same here, I just got two in as many minutes. The only thing I recognize in there is the site notice, but I don't think that helps here. --videlectrix.pngENUSY discussionitem_icon.gif user.gifmail_icon.gif, 22:18, 6 May 2005 (BST)
I've gotten it too a couple of times. Never really thought too much about it. I've done a few database queries and Wikipedia:greps on the MediaWiki software, but I haven't found anything.
I may need a new database dump if I'm to make an indepth analysis and find out what's wrong - the error didn't occur until after I got my copy, so if it's database-related, I wouldn't have the error here. However, I've got an idea as to what it might be, so if Tom'd be so kind as to run a single query on the database for me, and tell me the result, I might be able to find the solution that way.
The query that needs to be run is SELECT * FROM cur WHERE cur_title LIKE '%sitenotice'. Since the error is periodic, rather than permanent, it probably won't return a useful result, but it's worth a shot.
Oh, if anyone has seen the error WITHOUT the query hidden (can sysops do that? Or maybe Tom?), it would help me immensly if you could tell me what the query is. That way, I can see what exactly is causing the error, and locate the PHP file sending that query to MySQL. --Pidgeot (t) (c) (e) 21:25, 6 May 2005 (UTC)
Actually, scratch that. I think I has the solution!
I need a sysop to go to MediaWiki:Sitenotice and put a single dash (-) as the article text - similar to what they have at Wikipedia:MediaWiki:Sitenotice. Appearantly, there's an issue somewhere that causes odd behavior when it's blank, but the dash will work as if it were blank.
With a little luck, that should do the trick. I haven't gone in-depth with the issue, though, I just remembered reading somewhere that it should be a dash instead of blanked. --Pidgeot (t) (c) (e) 21:30, 6 May 2005 (UTC)
Done. I did notice that this started to happen after I blanked the sitenotice. Let's see if the dash fixes it. -- Tom 21:37, 6 May 2005 (UTC)
See, this is the problem with periodic errors - they don't appear when you want them to. :P (Oh, I edited my above post slightly - it's such an obvious quote that I had to use it :)) --Pidgeot (t) (c) (e) 21:51, 6 May 2005 (UTC)

Arg. I got the error again just now when trying to save changes to MediaWiki:Monobook.css.

A database query syntax error has occurred. This may indicate a
bug in the software. The last attempted database query was:
   (SQL query hidden)
from within function "MediaWikiBagOStuff:_doquery". MySQL
returned error "1062: Duplicate entry 'hrwiki_mwiki:messages'
for key 1 (localhost)".

Does this mean there's corruption in another db record? — wikisig.gif Joey (talk·edits) 17:40, 13 May 2005 (UTC)

Well, it's not the same error message, so the problem is elsewhere in the database (the fix might be the same, though). I suggest you keep a lookout for whether or not it appears again, since it COULD be an isolated incident.
I'm slightly puzzled with the error returned by this one, since it seems to suggest that there's a problem with a namespace... but I might be wrong there. I'll take a quick peek at my dump and see if I can come up with anything.
BTW, if it's possible, it would be nice if you could enable display of these queries, at least for sysops (such as yourself). This would help a lot with finding the error quickly. --Pidgeot (t) (c) (e) 21:12, 13 May 2005 (UTC)
Added 21:29, 13 May 2005 (UTC): The only thing that comes to mind is if the article/message has no title. I did actually find two of these in my dump - shown by the query SELECT * FROM cur WHERE cur_title='' - but neither of these are in the namespace suggested by the error message. -- Pidgeot (t) (c) (e)

[edit] More interwiki links?

I've been thinking lately it would be nice if we set up Videlectrix, Thorax Corp, and Mellow Mushroom as sister sites. This would make it possible for us to create interwiki links to them in the same way we currently link to Homestar Runner. If I set these up, how should I do the links? I was thinking "Videlectrix" for Videlectrix, "Thorax" for Thorax Corp., and "Mushroom" for Mellow Mushroom.

And speaking of Mellow Mushroom, does anyone else think we should be transcribing those toons as well? I know we are only a Homestar Runner knowledge-base, but Mellow Mushroom is a big part of TBC lore. — wikisig.gif Joey (talk·edits) 22:39, 9 May 2005 (UTC)

Yeah, I wondered if we were going to do that on HRWiki talk:Projects. It's a good idea (I mean, if we link to Wikipedia we should link to those). And, we might as well do MM transcripts.....
Oh yeah and maybe an interwiki link to the H*R store, too. EDSMILDE 03:10, 10 May 2005 (UTC)
And we should also have interwiki links to the forum, I guess. «Rob» 07:48, 10 May 2005 (UTC)
Mellow Mushroom transcripts and articles have been nixed on the respective talk page for a long time. The toons are not written by The Brothers Chaps, they simply did the animation. I do not think we need an interwiki link for that either. Videlectrix and Thorax seem alright though. -- Tom 15:48, 12 May 2005 (UTC)

I've added the Homestar Runner store, Videlectrix, and Thorax Corp. to our interwiki links. I've also styled them for standards-compliant browser users. We should start changing links to these three places all over the wiki. — wikisig.gif Joey (talk·edits) 16:49, 17 May 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Thousand

One thousandth article. That's pretty cool. I should probably celebrate... oh! I know! article, article, article, article, article, article, article, article, article, article, article, article, article, article, article, article, article, article... forget it. --Gafaddict 02:15, 13 May 2005 (UTC)

The ten millionth page view and 100,000th edit are coming soonEDSMILDE
page view, page view, page view, page view, page view, page view, page view, page view...

[edit] New blockquote style...

I've created a new default style for blockquotes.

This is a quoted block of text. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Vivamus vestibulum. Quisque adipiscing. Proin bibendum justo eu nunc. Nam pulvinar, ligula vel accumsan vestibulum, wisi sem vehicula leo, vitae condimentum nisl erat vitae nisl. Vivamus lacinia, est in rhoncus lacinia, enim magna tristique sapien, nec suscipit lorem magna at tortor. Pellentesque iaculis diam vel elit. Nunc a felis vel odio fringilla sollicitudin. Nullam et ipsum. Pellentesque porta nisl in justo. Pellentesque malesuada lacus sed elit. Vestibulum rutrum mi et mauris. Praesent sit amet quam. Phasellus rhoncus ipsum et mi egestas sagittis. Maecenas vel massa id lectus commodo faucibus. Integer varius blandit quam. Etiam dapibus mi nec nunc. Pellentesque eu felis quis ante rhoncus porta.

Donec pulvinar. Duis malesuada leo tempor mi. In orci odio, dictum varius, porttitor sit amet, accumsan ac, turpis. Integer tincidunt, dolor vel consequat vulputate, turpis quam bibendum odio, blandit lobortis nunc dui sit amet arcu. Mauris euismod libero sed leo. Mauris luctus risus sit amet justo. Class aptent taciti sociosqu ad litora torquent per conubia nostra, per inceptos hymenaeos. In vel libero in leo ullamcorper luctus. Integer ante nibh, lobortis in, fermentum eu, aliquet ac, ante. Etiam ornare. Mauris eleifend. Cras vel massa. Phasellus erat lacus, auctor vel, aliquam et, ullamcorper eget, urna. Praesent vestibulum lacinia odio. In nec dui ac mi sodales facilisis. Nunc laoreet turpis et tellus.

Only problem now is you have to put in your own p and br tags. Is there any way to do a blockquote with wiki formatting? What does everyone think of the style? (If you aren't seeing it, try Ctrl-F5 to do a hard refresh.) — wikisig.gif Joey (talk·edits) 21:06, 13 May 2005 (UTC)

What about something more to differentiate, such as a blue line on the left side, or what would be really cool, a giant ' { ' to stretch from the top to the bottom along the left side. I think it needs something easily noticible, probably different colored. EDIT: My bad, looks like it's got the blue line now. I still think the stretching '{' would be pretty cool though... Thunderbird 22:27, 13 May 2005 (UTC)
A stretching "{" would be very hard to do. EDSMILDE
Otherwise, you can put it in the css as like heading 5 so it's like "======Blockquote Text======", but I don't know if you'd want to do that. EDSMILDE
Yeah, the blue line was there from the start. Those of you who aren't seeing it should try a hard refresh (Ctrl+F5). — wikisig.gif Joey (talk·edits) 14:43, 16 May 2005 (UTC)
Is that a idea of what to repace {stuff like this} with? If so, I don't like it as much. Sorry. -- Joshua 15:53, 17 May 2005 (UTC)
I think some of you might be utterly confused. A blockquote is used for quoting large blocks of text. It won't be used as header level 5 or to replace curly braces. It will be used instead of pre when quoting things like emails. See Talk:Penguin Brothers Interview - 26 May 2003 for a good example of what I'm talking about. — wikisig.gif Joey (talk·edits) 20:20, 17 May 2005 (UTC)

[edit] kitkorp

kitkorp sub-page dealie

Shouldn't we have some kinda page for this? What exactly is this, is this another 'museum' type thing the brothers chaps made for inquisitive folks like us? Shouldn't we have some kind of guiding walkthrough or something for this page? Thunderbird 21:07, 20 May 2005 (UTC)

Ah, I see. Fansite mirror of entire website with bonus old data. Gotcha. Clever. Never mind... Thunderbird 21:42, 20 May 2005 (UTC)

[edit] suggestion for front page

I think the front page here would greatly benefit from having a box with the 5 or so most recent updates from the H*R.com updates page. I hate when I come here to see what's new on hr.com and I have to click links, instead of just seeing. what do you think?

1. Please sign your posts, by typing ~~~~ after them. 2. It is a good idea, and we've been working on incorperating it into a new main page. It's been under some discussion here. Welcome to the wiki. Thunderbird 21:20, 21 May 2005 (UTC)
Speaking of main page changes, I think the new main page layout is ready to go live sometime this week. I'd really appreciate some last-minute feedback on the talk page. Most notably, we need nominations for featured articles. Thanks. — wikisig.gif Joey (talk·edits) 03:41, 23 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Joey Day you rock! THe Main Page looks Shuper Shweet! Cheatachu72 19:01, 23 May 2005 (UTC)

[edit] The New Main Page

Let me be the first to thank JoeyDay for all of his hard work in getting this new main page up and running. Suggestions to make this page better? Questions/Comments? Post 'em here! Thunderbird 18:50, 23 May 2005 (UTC)

I think the new Main Page is hawt. However, I'm not a fan of the small-caps in the "Browse the Knowledge-Base" section. It works fine for the sub-headings (e.g. "Features", "Weeklies"), but not so much for the links themselves. IMHO. Anyway, great work Joey. — InterruptorJones 18:53, 23 May 2005 (UTC)
I kindof like the small-caps for all the nav items, but I wouldn't be opposed to making the "browse" section normal-caps if enough people really want it. So, what say ye? Anyone else not like the small-caps in the browse section? — wikisig.gif Joey (talk·edits) 17:14, 24 May 2005 (UTC)
I would like it normal- as in, capitalize the first letter of the word. It makes it look a bit cluttered and stuffed like it is now. —FireBird|Talk 21:07, 24 May 2005 (UTC)
I personally think that the new Main Page is awesome. I like how you can post a pic from the newest toon/game!! --kerrek slaya 19:03, 23 May 2005 (UTC)
I like it. Great jorb! --acekirby13|My Talk 19:39, 23 May 2005 (UTC)
WOW surprised me that this design is finally up. Good job! EDSMILDE
I am dissapointed mainly because now there is no link to STUFF. Personally, I think STUFF should be added to the navigation bar/ TK600 22:16, 23 May 2005 (UTC)
Yeah, where's the quick links to STUFF, Sightings, WikiTroll and the like? Other than that, I like it. -- Joshua 00:57, 24 May 2005 (UTC)
Wikitroll and STUFF can be found at The Stick. I think Sightings can fit somewhere on the Main Page. —FireBird|Talk 03:01, 24 May 2005 (UTC)
Sightings is still on the main page. It's in the "Miscellany" section (it's been there since the new layout went live). STUFF and WikiTroll are linked to from The Stick. In fact, I just added a Quick Menu box to The Stick to facilitate easier navigation. The main reason for moving those links is that the Main Page is the pretty face we present to visitors and users. It should really only contain links to the actual content of the knowledge-base. With the creation of The Stick, we finally have a separate place to move maintenance type links out of the way. Does this make sense? — wikisig.gif Joey (talk·edits) 17:14, 24 May 2005 (UTC)
I think that maybe the text should be smaller...I opened it up and was like, "Who set the text size so big?" But then I checked the navigation bar and saw it was normal. But anyway, I think it's awesome! It's like Wikipedia. --VolatileChemical 03:05, 24 May 2005 (UTC)
The reason it looks so big is because every word is capitalized, just the first word is bigger. In my opinion, it would look better normal, but it doesn't really matter either way.—FireBird|Talk 03:10, 24 May 2005 (UTC)
The "welcome" message is actually in a larger font. Everything else is normal. — wikisig.gif Joey (talk·edits) 17:14, 24 May 2005 (UTC)

[edit] What The...

What the crap happened to the main page? Who edited it?? -Kinsey

JoeyDay updated it, Kinsey. You can check the status by clicking here. JoeyDay does awesome work. --The Paper 21:36, 23 May 2005 (UTC)

I gotta be honest, I don't like it. I guess it takes getting used to. But who asked me? -Alice

[edit] What's New?

Shouldn't any user be allowed to edit that section? I propose that we make that section a template and link to the template from the main page. --Gafaddict 19:03, 24 May 2005 (UTC)

  • Agreed. Kvb 19:05, 24 May 2005 (UTC)
Er... it is a template. —FireBird|Talk 19:06, 24 May 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Low Bandwith?

I remember on 5/28 to 6/1 or something close that the bandwidth was down. Why? Too many viewers?-user, not signed in.

Yes, essentially, too many visitors. We use an incredible amount of bandwidth here and it just keeps growing. We were lucky that we didn't pass the limit until close to the end of the month. The best solution to the bandwidth problems is to help us pay our hosting costs. — InterruptorJones 13:48, 1 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Same thing happened last month for two hours or so.EDSMILDE
Happened to me, too
No need to point that out - it happened to EVERYBODY between those dates. --Jay (Gobble) 15:42, 1 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Perhaps HRWIKI has other reasons to use them or is getting a better deal, but the transfer limits on Goleman's $50 plan (as per their products page) seems to be low. Could this be addressed with Goleman Networks without additional funding? — gsw

I'm not sure what you're looking at, because there isn't a $50 plan on Goleman Networks' product page, but you're right. The numbers on that page are pretty low. Fortunately, Mr. Goleman is a good friend of mine and he's giving us an awesome deal: 150 GB per month at $50 per month — and it's still not enough! — wikisig.gif Joey (talk·edits) 18:47, 6 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Unless you can get Mr. Goleman to give you a better deal, maybe you should try switching the default skin to a less bandwidth-intensive layout, such as Standard or CologneBlue. If users would rather have Monobook, they can just register and change their preferences. --Pidgeot (t) (c) (e) 16:56, 1 Jul 2005 (UTC)
However we resolve this, we should not change the default skin. It's so integrated into how people design pages, it would be disasterous to switch. — It's dot com 18:17, 23 Jul 2005 (UTC)
I personally see little difference in how the actual articles look when viewing them in a different skin - even MySkin, which has nothing pre-defined.
The only thing that doesn't port over straight away are the new blockquote-styles - but that's just because they've only been implemented for Monobook. It should be possible to transfer it by a simple copy/paste.
Or is your concern that the styles used in places like Main Page would not match the skin used? I don't consider that an issue myself - no one's saying the articles must use the exact same kind of formatting as the skin. Besides, it would depend on which skin we switched to.
Nevertheless, the PNG optimization mentioned below is definetively worth looking into first - I could well imagine this would cause a huge difference if applied to the images we have. --Pidgeot (t) (c) (e) 04:37, 24 Jul 2005 (UTC)
Sorry, I meant Products->Hosting, which shows a 5 GB limit. Sounds like you've got it covered, though. 'Nuff said. — gsw

If the HRWiki is really using that much bandwidth, optimizing frequently used images is probably a good idea. I took around 6 kB off the logo by running it through Optipng (uploaded to Image:wiki.png). I'd suggest a similar treatment for other interface graphics. On the English Wikipedia, the logo was transmitted enough that knocking 500 bytes off the size was beneficial enough to bother with. -- Cyrius 23:15, 3 Jul 2005 (UTC)

[edit] *Tink* easter egg

Well, i found something that isn't useful, but is a bit unusual. In the main menu 4, (the bowling one) if you roll your mouse over the games sign 1 time, it will leave 2 pins standing. If you do it again, it produces a *tink* sound.

Hmmmmm... Well... Ummm.... Wow. Just... Wow. Actually, it's already been meantioned here. This is more the place for discussions about the Wiki Main Page, or the Wiki as a whole. This comment probably would have been best directed here. We do appreciate the input and watchfullness though, just try and direct most comments to their respective talk pages. And welcome to the wiki. Thunderbird 06:09, 6 Jun 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Possible Troll?

Call me crazy, but I not only clicked on the new email rap link, I checked it against the website. As of this moment, the email rap is still the same as it was. Is somebody trolling? --ISlayedTheKerrek 14:51, 7 Jun 2005 (UTC)

No, this is valid. The scroll buttons rap has been changed. Hit refresh, or something. Your browser is probably being stupid. --BazookaJoe 14:55, 7 Jun 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Wiki interview

As of now we are the biggest Homestar Runner fan-site. We have everything, everyone and every-toon cataloged and transcribed in their own page. But still, there are so much we don't know for sure, like:

If we want to answer these questions and others, I think we sould ask for an intrview fron the brothers Chaps and ask them those questions so we can stop arguing over this silly things. E.L. Cool 12:20, 9 Jun 2005 (UTC)

I've always wondered why they labled one of the Floppy Disk Containers 'Hypou Blade' instead of 'Hyper Blade'. Among other things... Thunderbird 02:07, 13 Jun 2005 (UTC)
So let's make a list of questions to TBC and just ask them! E.L. Cool 04:41, 13 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Well sure, you can always email them and try your hand at getting a reply. Beyond that though... Don't know if there's much you can do to ENSURE a reply. Thunderbird 21:34, 13 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Its worth a shot, sure. I think if people have any particularly pressing comments they should add them to the list above..However I would be cautious; more likely than not TBC left some of these minor details ambiguous, and probably don't really think that they are big enough points to merit an "interview"...However, without my pessimist side showing I think its a good idea! -- Tony Stony
Hmmm.. I would try my hand at this but English is not my primary language. It takes me like, 5 minutes to write this thing here. If it was Hebrew on the other hand... :) E.L. Cool 06:07, 14 Jun 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Internet

We're currently working on # articles about our favorite internet cartoon.

should be

We're currently working on # articles about our favorite Internet cartoon.

Confused? Read this. --Steve (talk) 23:12, 14 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Fixed. -- Tom 23:31, 14 Jun 2005 (UTC)
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