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[edit] How do I upload a song?

I have a wav & mp3 of the Stinko Man K 20X6 theme and I want to poast it, so..... how do I?

Do I need to have on the net somwhere already or can I just upload it from my CPU?

You can't. DISCLAIMER: Only registered users who are logged on can upload files. However, I have a pretty good feeling that those particular files would just be deleted as
    1. Files of type ".wav" are HUGE. I've been able to reduce a 3.15 MB wav to 444KB by converting it to a 256 kbps mp3. Wavs have to be around four times that bit rate before they are really even listenable. Bear in mind that I have some pretty low standards as to what constitutes "listenable." Even mp3s are still kind of bulky when compared with OGGs.
    2. You'd be stepping on TBC's toes with regards to copyright and whatnot because, somebody correct me if I'm mistaken, but that's already available to download at

Sorry to crush your hopes and dreams — User:ACupOfCoffee@ 07:45, 24 January 2006 (UTC)

Well I am a registered user.

The theme I have is the one that they put lyrics to in Japanese Cartoon; "Challang and fighting and fighting and challange toniiiight...."

But I have one question; What the crap is an ".ogg" file and how do you make one?

I'm sorry, but I've never been down wit' ogg. So please fill me in. OX (Talk | contribs) 16:35, 25 January 2006 (left unsigned)

OGG is like MP3, only that it's open source. That is, anybody can make a program that makes OGG's. There are several programs that encode OGG, some easier to use than others, but I can't think of any right now. Again if you're considering uploading the entire song please be aware of the points made above. --Stux 16:14, 27 January 2006 (UTC)

NOTICE! I just found a way to make Windows Media Player play .ogg files. You'll still need to associate .ogg files with WMP but it's great. The program that I normally use to open internet media is now .ogg-capable! Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 03:30, 24 February 2006 (UTC)

Oh, see here for more info: Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 03:31, 24 February 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Icon

Is there a way to remove an icon next to a link outside HRWiki? NO!!! PLEASE... DON'T SHOOT!!! Tampo (T/C) AND SOMEONE GET THiS FREAKiN CURSOR AWAY FROM ME!!!!!

Are you refering to the little images that show up on Firefox for links to,,, and thorax.corp? Or are you refering to the little arrows that show up to the right of links? Because if you want to get rid of the arrow for a link like this, use this code:
<span class="plainlinks">[ link here]</span>
To make it look like this. Hope that helps. Thunderbird 00:31, 28 January 2006 (UTC)
I want to get rid of all the icons including the H*R and the Videlectrix ones. NO!!! PLEASE... DON'T SHOOT!!! Tampo (T/C) AND SOMEONE GET THiS FREAKiN CURSOR AWAY FROM ME!!!!! 14:04, 28 January 2006 (UTC)
There's probably a way to do it in your personal Monobook.css file. I'll have a look on Meta-Wiki and see if there's a way to get rid of all icons next to links. --videlectrix.pngENUSY discussionitem_icon.gif user.gifmail_icon.gif 14:14, 28 January 2006 (UTC)
EDIT: I'm not sure if this will get rid of the H*R links, but it'll get rid of the external link icon at least.
/* Get rid of the stupid arrow after external links (only for http for the time being) */
  1. bodyContent a[href ^="http://"] {
   background:inherit !important;
   padding-right:inherit !important;
   padding-left:inherit !important;
}Just paste that code into your monobook.css, which I've linked above. For specific sites, just enter the www part of the URL after a[href ^="http://.

Hi guys, given the interesting request, I'd like to comment on something that's been on my mind for quite a while: although i find it neat to have link pictures next to H*R links etc., I find them more of a hassle than a benefit for various reasons:

  1. IE users do not see the links, as such, IE and firefox users will see different versions of the pages and sometimes, these minute differences can and have caused display problems in tables and such that only firefox users can notice.
  2. There are many times when the link picture itself does not render itself correctly (my guess is because it is used as part of the "background" property:
    like I mentioned before it does not render well in tables, (they used to not have a clear background but that's been since fixed -- and example for firefox users can be found here),
    and if you want, for some weird reason, to have really small links, (like this Stux), it won't render as you want it to,
    and if, for some reason you wanted to plainlink the link it doesn't work: (at least not for me)Stux or Stux it looks messed up. (This is just an example that I came up with, it isn't anything I intend to use for my sig :-p ;) )
view from firefox

So, I am not suggesting that we get rid of this, I kinda liked the feature, but I'd really like it if:

  1. *everybody* could see the feature, and more than that,
  2. anyone could have an easy way of turning the feature off for a specific link without having to edit their monobook (if they really don't like it then they're welcomed to).
  3. Moreover, if the picture was actually treated as a "character" instead of a background element, perhaps it might work better in tables and stuff.

Any thoughts, ideas, comments, techincal know-hows, opinions? --Stux 16:08, 28 January 2006 (UTC)

For the benefit of IE users everywhere, I have included a screenshot of the comment above so you may see what i'm talking about. --Stux 16:16, 28 January 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Imageshack

How do I link to images on Imageshack? I'm having troubles. When I wanna link to an image on Imageshack, it comes out as a blue text link, not the picture. HOW IN THE HECK DO I DO THIS?? Whew. Homfrog 12:48, 31 January 2006 (UTC)

You need to type in the url of the image on your page without using [external brackets]. — Lapper (talk) 13:14, 31 January 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Easter egg image

Can you put an image on a page and when someone clicks on it it will go somewhere (like an easter egg)? 404'd!! FILE NOT FOUND! 23:48, 2 February 2006 (UTC)

If your question is MAY you add an easter egg to your user page then I suggest you read HRWiki:User space. If you would like to know how to do it after you've read the aforementioned page, I suggest you read Help:Link. The Help button on the left is a great resource on how to do stuff. --Stux 00:33, 3 February 2006 (UTC)
This is a few days old, I know, but I just inadvertently found your answer. RJMT has one in her sig and a discussion about how to do it is on her talk page.

[edit] Sig image bug

I noticed a problem displaying a sig under certain conditions (namely 1280x768 but only b/c of the way the text wrapped at that resolution) and placed a note and screenshot here. If anybody know what's going on that'll be great! --Stux 14:42, 3 February 2006 (UTC)

It's not a bug. He's using non-breaking (&nbsp;) spaces. -- Tom 19:13, 3 February 2006 (UTC)
Oh, I see what you mean, wouldn't then this be a Firefox rendering error? I guess I'm not quite clear what the &nbsp; rendering rules are. If it's one chunk of text, then it should be wrapper properly, shouldn't it? --Stux 22:27, 3 February 2006 (UTC)
If rendered properly, non-breaking spaces should not break a line. From the looks of it, Firefox is correctly rendering them. -- Tom 22:35, 3 February 2006 (UTC)
I guess my question is: shouldn't the non-breaking space be treated as a regular letter, and so the whole chunk as a regular word? So normal word-wrapping rules should apply and as a result then entire chunk be wrapped to the next line? I did a thorough check and IE seems to do that (wrap the text properly) but not Firefox (firefox only wraps the word "Nerd42" and ignores the other chars when considering the wrap). --Stux 16:04, 4 February 2006 (UTC)
The raw HTML code output for his sig there is the following:
( --<small><sub><span style="white-space: nowrap;" class="plainlinks"><span style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(80, 80, 80); border-right: 1px solid rgb(80, 80, 80); background: rgb(224, 224, 224) none repeat scroll 0%; color: rgb(80, 80, 80); -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial; font-weight: bold; font-variant: small-caps; font-size: 90%; line-height: 80%;" class="nounderlinelink"><a href="/index.php/User:Nerd42" title="User:Nerd42"><span style="color: rgb(80, 80, 80);">NERD42 </span></a><span style="background: rgb(255, 160, 160) none repeat scroll 0%; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial;"> <a href="" class="external text" title="" rel="nofollow"><span style="color: rgb(80, 80, 80);">email</span></a> </span><span style="background: rgb(255, 255, 160) none repeat scroll 0%; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial;"> <a href="/index.php/User_talk:Nerd42" title="User talk:Nerd42"><span style="color: rgb(80, 80, 80);">talk</span></a> </span><span style="background: rgb(160, 255, 160) none repeat scroll 0%; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial;"> <a href="" class="external text" title="" rel="nofollow"><span style="color: rgb(80, 80, 80);"> h²g²</span></a> </span><span style="background: rgb(160, 160, 255) none repeat scroll 0%; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial;"> <a href="" class="external text" title="" rel="nofollow"><span style="color: rgb(80, 80, 80);">pedia</span></a> </span><span style="background: rgb(255, 160, 255) none repeat scroll 0%; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial;"> <a href="" class="external text" title="" rel="nofollow"><span style="color: rgb(80, 80, 80);">uncyc</span></a> </span></span></span></sub></small> 18:37, 9 January 2006 (UTC)
Taking a closer look, I'm guessing it's the "style="white-space: nowrap" that's doing it then. -- Tom 01:04, 6 February 2006 (UTC)
I tried your suggestion as you can see here but instead it broke the sig, despite the &nbsp; being a non-breaking space (it did this in both IE and netscape). Both browsers seem to be breaking this "non-breaking" space. It seems to me that the no-wrap then is being interpreted correctly by Firefox but not explorer. But my issue is now then why have a "non-breaking" space that will be broken? Ok I think i've been repetitive enough. :) --Stux 17:00, 8 February 2006 (UTC)

[edit] unknown cartoon

There's one old cartoon that features a skinny King of Town and an egg filled with chocolate. Does anybody know what I'm talking about and where it is?

Talking about flashback? — Lapper (talk) 05:55, 10 February 2006 (UTC)
If you're looking for toons, they're pretty much all here, from Strong Bad Emails to Store Thank You Messages, to all the DVD stuff, and everything in between. Thunderbird 07:08, 10 February 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Websites

Is it allowed to post your own websites?

On your userpage, yes. I have a link to my DA account and my impcyclopedia on mine. --DorianGray
See HRWiki:User space for more information. -- Tom 00:59, 16 February 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Recent Changes

I found that the ! means "not yet patrolled", m means "minor edit" and n means "new page". But what does a boldface entry in Recent Changes or my Watch List mean? Qermaq 21:31, 17 February 2006 (UTC)

Bold on recent changes means the edited page is on your watchlist. Bold on your watchlist means you have not seen the changes that edit caused. small_logo.pngUsername-talk 21:34, 17 February 2006 (UTC)
I see. Sometimes, though, they stay bold in the watchlist after I look. I'll have to see if I can figure that out. Thanks. Qermaq 21:52, 17 February 2006 (UTC)
That would be if they were changed again in some way after you looked at them, or if you only click the "diff" button. You have to actually view the normal page, without showing changes at the top, for the Bold to go away. Thunderbird 21:54, 17 February 2006 (UTC)
I just figured that out as you posted this, actually. Thanks! Qermaq 21:57, 17 February 2006 (UTC)
No problem. Let us know if you have any other questions. Thunderbird 22:00, 17 February 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Song is wrong

I know that in the lyrics for experimental film the word is not infinity is eternity so i changed it to what it is supposed to be, but every time i change it, it changes back to infinity why is that?

Well, all the lyrics sites (including This Might Be a Wiki, the official They Might Be Giants wiki) say "infinity", and it sure sounds like infinity to me. Has Matt? (talk) 03:47, 18 February 2006 (UTC)

Going back to the experimental film thing I have listen closely to the song a lot of times and i can tell that it say eternity, maybe if you listen with your ears you can tell that it says eternity not infinity please change.

The Google search for "infinity" yields ~1900 hits; the Google search for "eternity" yields ~ 30 hits. Search "Experimental Film" on iTunes, preview the song from The Spine Hits the Road to hear an alternative variation, with a clearer sound of "infinity". —BazookaJoe 03:56, 18 February 2006 (UTC)

Going back to the experimental film thing I have listen closely to the song a lot of times and i can tell that it say eternity, maybe if you listen with your ears you can tell that it says eternity not infinity please change.

I listened to the iTunes Song 15 times and I heard "infinity" every time.--minibaseball.png Bkmlb(talk to me·stuff I did) 04:00, 18 February 2006 (UTC)
While it's no proof, a Google Fight suggests "infinity" is far more universally heard. Qermaq 04:07, 18 February 2006 (UTC)
And, sorry for all the time you will now waste on Google Fight.
Look, in this kind of situation you are going to have to admit you are wrong. /saying rude and smart-alecky things like maybe you should listen with your ears is not a good way to do that. Seriously (Talk) 04:10, 18 February 2006 (UTC)
Was that in reply to me?? Qermaq 04:23, 18 February 2006 (UTC)
No. —BazookaJoe 04:24, 18 February 2006 (UTC)

[edit] I can't edit while i am logged on

When i am logged on and i click edit it says error what is wrong?

What does the error message say exactly? —BazookaJoe 23:46, 18 February 2006 (UTC)
Wait a minute, you just edited while logged on. Do you mean you can't edit your user page while logged in? —BazookaJoe 23:47, 18 February 2006 (UTC)

this is what it says sometimes when i click it.

C:/Documents and settings/owner/local settings/temporary internet files/Content.1E5/0L0JB1U/index[2].php

Application not found

What are you clicking? —BazookaJoe 23:51, 18 February 2006 (UTC)

I am clicking edit and it pops up that message.

You are clicking the edit button on what page? You can obviously edit this one. —BazookaJoe 23:54, 18 February 2006 (UTC)

I am clicking it on my my user page.

Um, by looking at the history and Recent Changes, you are logged on editing this page, H*bad. Bluebry 23:58, 18 February 2006 (UTC)

never mind i figured it out.

Grood. Sorry I got into this, but uh, yeah. Bluebry 00:00, 19 February 2006 (UTC)

Cool. Please don't delete the "song is wrong" content on this page. —BazookaJoe 00:12, 19 February 2006 (UTC)

Me? 'cause I didn't. Bluebry 00:47, 19 February 2006 (UTC)

[edit] peasant quest

How do you talk to the naked guy in the tree

You can read Naked Ned or Peasant's Quest Responses. —BazookaJoe 04:01, 20 February 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Why am i blocked

I did nothing wrong yet i am blocked why. Can someone help me.--H*bad 04:53, 25 February 2006 (UTC)

You can't be blocked; if you were, you couldn't have posted this message. What is it that happens when you try to edit a page? Heimstern Läufer 05:06, 25 February 2006 (UTC)
Yeah, maybe your browser/compy's messed up. Bluebry 05:07, 25 February 2006 (UTC)
Well i can't edit in the area.--H*bad 05:18, 25 February 2006 (UTC)
never mind.--H*bad 22:40, 25 February 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Problems in IE7b2

The wiki logo does not appear at all on this wiki when viewed using the latest beta release (2) of Internet Explorer 7. Here's a screenshot if you don't believe me. This issue has a simple workaround posted on Sourceforge: IE7 PNG Fix I believe the only thing necessary to fix this bug is to change one line of code that starts with:

<!--[if IE]>

to instead begin with:

<!--[if lt IE 7]>
It's probably not worth making a change like this until IE7 is officially released. Keep in mind that it's still in beta, and they're still trying to work out all the remaining bugs. — Image:kskunk_fstandby.gif KieferSkunk (talk) — 20:57, 22 February 2006 (UTC)
Yeah, this change will happen with the next MediaWiki upgrade, as that code diff indicates. Thanks for the heads up. -- Tom 22:00, 22 February 2006 (UTC)

[edit] help

Guyforerunner is some how using my IP adress and might reck havic again he is the same person as Darth Homestar runner and Darth Homestar Runner, If you block him, it will block me because he has the same IP address as me help.--H*bad 04:20, 26 February 2006 (UTC)

He is on the Fanstuff.hrwiki place.--H*bad 04:21, 26 February 2006 (UTC)

[edit] DVD Easter eggs

How in the world do you get to the easter eggs on the DVD?!?!? NO!!! PLEASE... DON'T SHOOT!!! Tampo (T/C) AND SOMEONE GET THiS FREAKiN CURSOR AWAY FROM ME!!!!! 15:30, 26 February 2006 (UTC)

Tampo. That's... Quite the sig. Thunderbird 15:41, 26 February 2006 (UTC)
I changed it for the cool person of the month. NO!!! PLEASE... DON'T SHOOT!!! Tampo (T/C) AND SOMEONE GET THiS FREAKiN CURSOR AWAY FROM ME!!!!! 15:46, 26 February 2006 (UTC)
Now can someone please tell me how you get to the Easter eggs??? NO!!! PLEASE... DON'T SHOOT!!! Tampo (T/C) AND SOMEONE GET THiS FREAKiN CURSOR AWAY FROM ME!!!!! 15:52, 26 February 2006 (UTC)
To which Easter Eggs do you refer? Anything at the end of a Strong Bad Email is found by moving the cursor to a hidden Strong Bad face. At the end of 'toons, move the cursor to the H*R logo. --Jay (Talk) 16:11, 26 February 2006 (UTC)
I want to know about the easter eggs on the DVD. NO!!! PLEASE... DON'T SHOOT!!! Tampo (T/C) AND SOMEONE GET THiS FREAKiN CURSOR AWAY FROM ME!!!!! 19:31, 26 February 2006 (UTC)
Uh... that's kinda vague... --Jay (Talk) 01:31, 27 February 2006 (UTC)
Just uhhhh... Start clicking up and down until it highlights something secret. --TheThin 23:57, 6 March 2006 (UTC)

[edit] DVD Commentaries

Does anyone know exactly the process to change the Audio Language on my DVD player to hear the hidden commentraries on the DVD e-mails?

On your remote, there should be a button that will change the language. My button is labled "Audio". Try putting a toon on that you know has a commentary, and try the most logical buttons first. Thunderbird 23:59, 27 February 2006 (UTC)

[edit] How do I add an avatar?

Is there a way to add an avatar beside any of my posts?

Depends on what you mean. You can upload 2 personal images to use on your user page. And you can also have a very small image to include in your sig. See HRWiki:User space. Oh, and sign your posts! Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 23:56, 6 March 2006 (UTC)
Also, if you are asking about the forum, you should ask here. And by the way, in order to sign your posts, sign with four tildes, like ~~~~. Rogue Leader / (my talk) 00:03, 7 March 2006 (UTC)

[edit] How do you capture a image from homestar runner

Can someone help me with this? Oh, ya, I have an eMac. So....... --Dacheatbot · Communicate 01:27, 9 March 2006 (UTC)

See Wikipedia:Screenshot. -- Tom 01:38, 9 March 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Messages

I just received a message, But how do I send one back to respond?? Antispam (Talk | contribs) 22:37, 9 March 2006 (UTC) (left unsigned)

Well, just edit the page and start typing like you did this one, except press "edit" instead of the plus symbol. — It's dot com 22:40, 9 March 2006 (UTC)
P.S. It's only necessary to hit "Save page" once, even if the system seems slow. (Oh, the irony.)
EDIT CONFLICT: Click on [edit] and Write a response. NO!!! PLEASE... DON'T SHOOT!!! Tampo (T/C) AND SOMEONE GET THiS FREAKiN CURSOR AWAY FROM ME!!!!! 22:43, 9 March 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Edit conflicts

Is there a way to turn off those edit conflicts?? They're very freakin' annoying. NO!!! PLEASE... DON'T SHOOT!!! Tampo (T/C) AND SOMEONE GET THiS FREAKiN CURSOR AWAY FROM ME!!!!! 22:46, 9 March 2006 (UTC)

No, there isn't. If a message is posted that covers what you were about to say, it's not necessary to post your message. Also, yelling isn't going to help anything. — Lapper (talk) 22:47, 9 March 2006 (UTC)
Additionally, when the Edit Conflict function malfunctions or is altered, then many times a post will inadvertently revert a perfectly legitimate post. Remember, although most people don't on talk pages, you can edit ANY part of a page - so what happens if two people make different edits to the same portion of a page? --Jay (Talk) 22:50, 9 March 2006 (UTC)

[edit] sig

How come every time I indent (type a ":") before I leave a comment my sig goes onto a new line? NO!!! PLEASE... DON'T SHOOT!!! Tampo (T/C) AND SOMEONE GET THiS FREAKiN CURSOR AWAY FROM ME!!!!! 15:43, 10 March 2006 (UTC)

It's probably a simple text wrapping issue. If your signature is too long, it will break on the spaces onto a new line. It may also be a result of an unclosed tag in your signature. — Lapper (talk) 15:45, 10 March 2006 (UTC)
Even if I type like 2 letters it still goes onto a new line. It started doing that in late February. But I'll check my sig for an unclosed tag. NO!!! PLEASE... DON'T SHOOT!!! Tampo (T/C) AND SOMEONE GET THiS FREAKiN CURSOR AWAY FROM ME!!!!! 16:01, 10 March 2006 (UTC)
I've validated the HTML and CSS in your signature. It works correctly now. — Lapper (talk) 16:09, 10 March 2006 (UTC)
Thanks. NO!!! PLEASE... DON'T SHOOT!!! Tampo (T/C) AND SOMEONE GET THiS FREAKiN CURSOR AWAY FROM ME!!!!! 16:15, 10 March 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Can I delete myself from H*R Wiki?

I want to delete my user from here but don't know how. — Traveling Ham (Talk | contribs) 19:10, 10 March 2006 (UTC) (left unsigned)

See HRWiki:Privacy policy#Removal of user accounts. -- Tom 19:12, 10 March 2006 (UTC)
I suppose we could rename the account to something else. You would need to tell us on this page (which I see you have already edited, but not with a name-change request). — It's dot com 02:31, 11 March 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Upload songs

How do I upload songs?--H*bad 07:11, 15 March 2006 (UTC)

You can't upload songs. It is possible to upload and use limited audio clips that meet several criteria, but this isn't very common. -- Tom 14:11, 15 March 2006 (UTC)

[edit] monobook.js

What does monobook.js do? — Seriously (Talk) 22:28, 18 March 2006 (UTC)

See Meta → Help:User style → Javascript. — It's dot com 22:38, 18 March 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Help?

Can some one help me with my userpage? It's acting all weird. --Dacheatbot · Communicate 00:34, 23 March 2006 (UTC)

I found the problem - it's not closing the div's it's having them. Dacheatbot has been informed of this, but, there's something wrong with the divs. Bluebry 01:58, 23 March 2006 (UTC)
Hey, [Dot com] fixed it! There was a table on his page? I never saw it. Bluebry 02:04, 23 March 2006 (UTC)
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