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[edit] Temporary name / New name

"Sysop water cooler" is really only intended to be a temprorary name. It just doesn't say Homestar Runner to me. I'm thinking of something more along the lines of "The Stick", but that name's already taken for our community portal. Anybody have any good ideas? — wikisig.gif Joey (talk·edits) 15:22, 15 Jun 2005 (UTC)

"Bubs' Concession Stand". "Cheat Commandos Headquarters". "Behind the Fence". "Marshmallow's Last Stand". Aurora the Homestar Coder 15:26, 15 Jun 2005 (UTC)
I'm not a sysop, but I'm thinking between
  • Bubs' Concession Stand
  • The Locker Room
  • (or my personal favorite) The Grill

You have The Stick, why not The Grill? Cheatachu72 16:00, 15 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Those are all great names. None of them have the same oomph as "The Stick" though. I do kinda like "Behind the Fence". Let's keep thinking. — wikisig.gif Joey (talk·edits) 16:53, 15 Jun 2005 (UTC)
I like "Marshmallow's Last Stand" and "Behind the Fence" the best. —FireBird|Talk 17:00, 15 Jun 2005 (UTC)
My favorite that I've thought of: "Strongbadia/Sysop Action Cool News" We're investiga-awesome!
Heh. I like that. —FireBird|Talk 17:25, 15 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Also: "The Couch" (guess I'm just a fount of ideas ;) ) Aurora the Homestar Coder 17:27, 15 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Ooh! Ooh! "da Basement" from Arcade Game. —FireBird|Talk 17:30, 15 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Buffalo-style Ranch. Haha. Style. --BazookaJoe 17:32, 15 Jun 2005 (UTC)
I love "Da Basement". Aurora the Homestar Coder 17:35, 15 Jun 2005 (UTC)
I'm down with "Da Basement" as well. — InterruptorJones 18:32, 15 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Yeah! Da Basement! — Kilroy / talk 18:34, 15 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Sounds good to me. I'll move the page. -- Tom 20:52, 15 Jun 2005 (UTC)
This page is awsome, and it even has my widescreen pic on it! That one took me close to half an hour to crop them together, glad to see my pic is going to good use. Thunderbird 21:17, 18 Jul 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Da Basement

(Can't beleive i'm posting here...) Should Da Basement redirect here? It's a main namespace page and it should redir to Strong Bad's Basement instead I think. --Stux 01:29, 8 February 2006 (UTC)

I don't think so. — It's dot com 01:41, 8 February 2006 (UTC)
I do. SaltyTalk! 02:13, 8 February 2006 (UTC)
Wait, if the question is "should Da Basement link here" then I don't think so. If the question is "should we change it" then yes. SaltyTalk! 02:14, 8 February 2006 (UTC)
I agree with Salty on this one. A better shortcut for the power users would be HRWiki:DB. —BazookaJoe 02:16, 8 February 2006 (UTC)
"Da Basement" does already link here. I'd also like to point out, on the same tack, that "Sandbox" and "sandbox" automatically go to HRWiki:Sandbox, and "WikiTroll" goes to HRWiki:WikiTroll. It's easier for those who don't want to write out the HRWiki part every time (like me). --DorianGray
Right, but who's going to look up a H*R-related "sandbox" or "wikitroll"? I think Da Basement would be best suited to go to Strong Bad's Basement. —BazookaJoe 02:19, 8 February 2006 (UTC)
I can also go further and say that we should think about shortening the shortcuts for those too lazy (this includes me sometimes) to type out HRWIKI:. Just like Wikipedia: shortcuts are WP:. Perhaps we could use the namespace HRW:, or HW:, or WIKI: to satisfy us. —BazookaJoe 02:26, 8 February 2006 (UTC)
I'm going to chime in as another non-sysop saying that Da Basement should redirect to Strong Bad's Basement. The idea that a confused newcomer could accidentally wind up on the page for the most... um, everything the opposite, is kinda weird. (Also, come to think of it, mightn't a disambig at the top of The Stick be nice? There's that big blue link in the sidebar; say someone came to the Wiki for the first time, and was looking specifically for info on The Stick? She'd probably click it, then wonder how to get to the real page (especially if she wasn't familiar with the concept of namespace). —AbdiViklas 03:10, 8 February 2006 (UTC)
I've added a disambig to the Stick page as Abdi suggested. As for short namespace abbreviations (for lazy ppl like me) I personally like HRW: and WP: myself. Though my guess would be the best way to implement that would be to make WP: be a standard external link thingy, and HRW: just serve as a namespace for redirects, such as HRW:Da Basement. You gotta work hard to be lazy you know. --Stux 04:03, 8 February 2006 (UTC)
If we are going to be lazy enough to make a shortcut namespace like HRW:, then HRW:Da Basement should definitely be HRW:DB. :) —BazookaJoe 04:11, 8 February 2006 (UTC)
Do we even need the colon? Or capital letters? =3 --DorianGray
Ha. I wish, but that's farther than I will go. =D —BazookaJoe 04:17, 8 February 2006 (UTC)
HRW:DB ... oops! I didn't think of that, even after you had mentioned it! Anyway, as an excercise in futility I was thinking we could be even more concise: HW:DB even though I feel i'm talking about my database homework. Ok, so I personally like HRW: --Stux 05:29, 8 February 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Redirect Update

For some reason some of the stuff discussed in this thread was never implemented. As a result I have done the following:

I figure it's not much but it's not much but it's gotta benefit some lazy bum out there (like me!) --Stux 13:35, 22 March 2007 (UTC)

While i'm at it. I wanted to add a link to the (presumably complete) list of shortcuts (the HRW: list is complete): User:Stux/List of Shortcuts. BTW it's not pretty by any means. --Stux 16:40, 8 September 2007 (UTC)
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