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[edit] Emails that mention Strong Badia

I think there have been too many emails that mention Strong Badia, as in ISP and mini-golf. So far, there have been 11 emails concerning this topic, and seven of those are from the Lappy 486 era. Should we create a Strong Bad Email-related article on this or something? --Charlie Jr. 15:28, 13 August 2007 (UTC)

A category, perhaps, but I don't see what more an article could say. — It's dot com 15:33, 13 August 2007 (UTC)

[edit] A bug/glitch inherent to all Lappy-era SBEmails

Just noticed just now, playing around with my tablet, that if you click on the lappy's screen 3 times simultaneously (in the form of a regular click, and a button bound to double-click), the little distortion thing stays there, until a scene transition. It's also possible to make a smaller ring that goes away after a few seconds, by botching the timing. It'd probably be easier to do using a mouse, and mouse software that lets you bind a button to double click. Dunno if it's significant enough to be mentioned?


Oops, forgot signature. Arrkhal 19:39, 11 October 2007 (UTC)

I don't think so. If you have to do this, then that, then this, if you have this, it should not be mentioned. The Goblin!! 14:05, 13 October 2007 (UTC)
Pressing two buttons is hardly what I'd call "this, then that, then this." Plenty of input devices have a button bound to double-click by default, like Wacom Intuos3 pens. And a ton of really old 3-button mice have the middle button bound to double click by default. It's just push two buttons (one bound to click, one bound to double click) at about the same time, and it happens. Very simple. -Arrkhal 19:50, 14 October 2007 (UTC)
Arrkhal, keep in mind that, although numerous, programmable pointing devices (and more so tablets) are not universally employed by users. This means that in order to duplicate the "bug" a normal wiki reader would likely have to a) buy a mouse that's programmable b) learn how to program said mouse, c) actually program the action (assuming it's not a factory default) and d) perform the rather tricky-looking action you described. To most users this is more than "just a few clicks". If, however, the bug involved "triple clicking at a certain moment", perhaps it might be a worthwhile consideration. --Stux 20:13, 14 October 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Infobox for Sbemails?

I propost that to make the sbemails look a little better on the page, and maybe a little more professional, how about an infobox? It would replace all the stuff at the top of the page, except for the description. See the example for mile to the right. The Goblin!! 14:17, 13 October 2007 (UTC)

"The Cheat is a millionaire!"
Cast (in order of appearance): Strong Bad, The Cheat, Bubs, Marzipan, Homestar Runner, Coach Z, The Poopsmith
Places: Computer Room, Strong Bad's Basement, Strong Badia, The Field
Computer: Compa (cartoon version of the Compy 386)
Date: Monday, October 13, 2003
Running Time: 2:27
Page Title: Compy 386!!
DVD: strongbad_email.exe Disc Three
It looks pretty good, aside from it intruding the transcript section a bit (though I think I can deal with that). If we adopt this idea, we'd have to add the infobox to every sbemail page, and perhaps even to toons and shorts. I like the new look, but would it be worth all the work? — SamSF%20sig.jpgFisher (Come in, Lambert.) 15:23, 13 October 2007 (UTC)
I was wondering about this, when creating it, maybe a bot that automatically does it, or just a wiki-wide project. The Goblin!! 15:30, 13 October 2007 (UTC)
I don't know enough about bots to say for sure, but it seems plausible for an autoreplace to happen. I like the look of the box in general, since it makes it a little more compact. My main concern is the the spacing, particularly of the "Running Time" field. It wraps in the table. Perhaps for that one line, maybe have it as "valign=bottom"? wbwolf (t | ed) 16:48, 13 October 2007 (UTC)
Alternately, shortening the label to "Run time:" solves the alignment issue. wbwolf (t | ed) 16:53, 13 October 2007 (UTC)
This has been tried already (several times, actually). The general consensus was that the infobox didn't work uniformly enough across various resolutions and browsers, and that it didn't offer a substantial improvement over what we already have. — It's dot com 17:27, 13 October 2007 (UTC)
The format looks different between mine and yours, and I can see why people refused to use it. I'm on Safri right now, and it looks fine. Could people on other browers please tell me how it looks on that? The Goblin!! 18:11, 13 October 2007 (UTC)
The two styles are not that different at all. You picked an email for testing that has a lot of text before Strong Bad actually pulls up the message, and most emails aren't like that. When you put your style with a more typical email, the same problems arise. My version is actually more compact than yours. — It's dot com 18:42, 13 October 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Emails/computer?

Should we give the # of emails checked next to each computer name? Currently it's: Pom Pilot:1, Corpy NT6: 2 (3 if you count its appearance in 4 branches), Block: 1 The Cheats computers: 1 (2 if you count redesign), Tandy - 39 (Not counting Weird Dream (The Cheat's) and The Bird (Pom Pilot) counting retirement), Compy: 79 (counting retirement), Lappy : 63 (not counting from work). We could put other computers on a smaller section.--Healthy Sam 16:03, 23 October 2007 (UTC)

sounds like a grood idea Homsarstrongbad150 20:19, 9 September 2008 (UTC)

[edit] What the pfargtl?

On the email menu right now it says business trip- NEW! twice, the top one leading to 404'd!, and the web address being "sbemail183". Should this be noted somewhere?-

[edit] New Computer

When will the fourth computer be "released"? — (Talk | contribs) 05:15, 28 November 2007 (UTC) (left unsigned)

In the future.
Seriously, that's all we can say. There's no evidence to the Lappy's replacement yet (though the DVD-exclusive email speculates that Strong Bad will use a Zappy XT6 "in five years". --DorianGray 05:21, 28 November 2007 (UTC)

[edit] What's his email?

i want to email him, but i don't have a E-mail client aside from Gmail and clicking on the link at the end opens up outlook, which i don't use. Poopskin, the 2nd Human Wedgie™ 13:14, 11 January 2008 (UTC)

I'm assuming you mean clicking from the flash file. If you go to the end of this article you will see an "Email Strongbad" link. Just right click on the link and select "Copy Email Address" or "Copy link location" depending on your browser and paste it into Gmail. Also there are tools out there that will let you make GMail your default email client. Just do a google search. --Stux 16:26, 11 January 2008 (UTC)
Or I could give you the email address for the sake of ease: OptimisticFool 16:29, 11 January 2008 (UTC)
Doesn't it say on The/New Paper the email address since, like, sbemail_22?--T3H_CH3K7_888 18:59, 25 February 2009 (UTC)
Yes, but please note, this topic is over a year old. — Defender1031*Talk 19:19, 25 February 2009 (UTC)
You could also click on the link, let Outlook open, and then copy and paste the address from the Outlook's To: line into Gmail. — It's dot com 16:18, 28 February 2009 (UTC)

[edit] New Paper Era?

Shouldn't we make a Era for The New Paper? 06:02, 23 January 2008 (UTC)

No, the eras only refer to the computer Strong Bad (mainly) uses throughout the length of the email reign. Neither of the Papers are computers. Plus, it wouldn't work so well, as The Paper's era (he'd get one too; fair is fair) would overlap all of the Tandy and Compy eras, and much of the Lappy era. --DorianGray 06:05, 23 January 2008 (UTC)

Well I actualy think we should because it is somewhat like a new computer....thingy...mabob..--P.F.P. and you know it 02:57, 28 January 2008 (UTC)

Feh. We're dividing them per computer, which is consistent. If the Lappy stretch turns out to be exstremely long, that might be a good idea. But unlike the computers, the printer transition is very clearly marked with an email entitled "the paper", so there's no purpose re confusion to divide them there. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 09:50, 28 January 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Trivia Statistics

This information was not properly updated. "As of environment" should have read "as of winter pool" and the total count for emails+easter eggs was not updated. I did not try to update the trivia information because I must call the accuracy of this information into question. It is very likely, in my opinion, that other improper updates have been made. This information isn't anywhere else (like Strong Bad Email By Length) so we don't have any documentation to double check. An excel-type spreadsheet with all the times (or a wiki-enabled solution using #expr) would be better for this type of information. --Stux 04:56, 28 January 2008 (UTC)

Shwoo has sent me her spreadsheet, and so as of this writing I can verify the figures listed for the times. I'm still thinking about what's the best way to upload all the data to the wiki. What I'm now wondering about is the figure quoted for the total number of emails Strong Bad has checked (which currently reads 223). How did we arrive at this number? — It's dot com 16:17, 24 April 2008 (UTC)
To answer your question, "223" is the number of sbemails Strong Bad has checked, counting emails like spring cleaning as five emails checked. Is that what you were asking? Homestar-Winner (talk) 19:10, 24 April 2008 (UTC)
No, not really. I already know what the number is supposed to represent. My question has to do with how we got that number in the first place. I did a quick and dirty tally myself and got up over 230 emails checked. Thus, my idea of what it takes to constitute a "checked" email must be different from whatever standard we're using. I'd like for the standard, if indeed there is one, to be clarified so that we can make a formal list and check the accuracy of the number we're reporting. — It's dot com 21:02, 24 April 2008 (UTC)

[edit] What's this? It's StrongBadMan's archrival, GnomeMan!

Although we have eight confirmed Wiki-sent emails, not all of the individual email pages have this pointed out in their Trivia sections. (cliffhangers mentions Cessna Man!, par examplay, but slumber party and underlings do not.) Well, good ol' Smundy told me it'd be a good idea to consist-ify everyth'n', I-a go-a! And sorry in advance if I miss one.

P.S. Um...Ryan Sturmer's link doesn't work. I copied it to space program as is, but, um...I'm not a forumite, so...can somebody fix this?

Onamuji (b/w T. C.  ) 18:31, 15 March 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Well?

I honestly think that Strong_Bad uses some kind camera for his emails, as evidenced by huttah! and SBCG4AP advertisement. User:Chipwich

It's still all speculation, though. --DorianGray 20:22, 19 April 2008 (UTC)

[edit] email 200?

has anyone heard anything about email 200? 50, 100, 150, there's a pattern and 200 fits. do you think they're going to do something big like in 50, 100, and 150? we're on 194, so they've gotta be just wasting time to think of something, and that's probably why there was no sbemail this week. does anyone know anything?

Homsarstrongbad150 01:22, 30 April 2008 (UTC)

I'd say there's roughly a 98.327% chance that email 200 will be a major one like the last three "fifties". --Jay (Talk) 01:33, 30 April 2008 (UTC)
(Mind you, that's within a margin of error of 1.673%.) --Jay (Talk) 01:35, 30 April 2008 (UTC)
200 is only 6 sbemails away, but keep in mind that that's about 2 months away still. And as of late, they've been putting out quite frequent sbemails as opposed to other features, so there's no indication that they're procrastinating. At any rate, we'll just have to wait and see what they'll do for #200 (and the forum's a better place for that sort of discussion anyway).
Finally, TBC were at ROFLCon all weekend; I'm sure that's why there was no Monday update this week. Trey56 01:36, 30 April 2008 (UTC)
This conversation is rather forum-like. We should start a forum so people can have forum-like discussions. ;) Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 01:40, 30 April 2008 (UTC)

isn't there already a forum?

also, they have been working on the game, so they probably are starting to think about what to do for #200. the last 2 weeks, there has been no sbemail. at least they have an excuse, unlike what i've heard about 100, that they took like 3 weeks to make it. anyway, 200 is probably going to follow the pattern.

while i'm here, there is another pattern i'd like to point out. when is the lappy going to die? my friend says that since compy got about 2x as many emails as the tandy, the lappy has to have about 2x as many as the compy, and that's a pattern, too. the pattern i thought of was tandy, compy, lappy, ________, Zappy xt6(the computer from sbemail disc 5 accent in the slideshow). the line is because they said zappy would be in 5 years from the release of accent, but since it wasn't officially released, it may not really come out, but sometimes they use things again. for example, in the game preview on telltale games, they used the old theme, and the jumping jack music. without hrwiki, i wouldn't know that. i started being a homestar runner fan in 2006. anyway, how many more emails do we need to be double of compy? like 40?

Homsarstrongbad150 00:42, 9 May 2008 (UTC)

Yes, we have a forum...I think Qermaq was being sarcastic. Oh, and TBC will give us a new compy when they feel the time is right. The 386 died from just an email...maybe TBC are lookin' for a reason to kill the Lappy. There's not really a pattern that defines how many sbemails the Lappy'll get, especially since we've only noticed this on two things, which probably doesn't qualify in the "pattern" race. And the Zappy XT6, although remarked upon by Strong Bad, is an unsure thing. As far as I know, it was probably just a gag for that email, and likely won't be heard from again. And all the computer was was a floting rectangle with words...this was a DVD bonus, so TBC probably didn't want to create a new computer for (likely) one occasion. And we'd need 79 emails to equal twice of the Compy's (again, unlikely). DevonM(talk·cont-ribs) 01:14, 9 May 2008 (UTC)

there's one to go. we'll find out if i'm right soon Homsarstrongbad150 20:11, 9 September 2008 (UTC)

told ya! HSB150Homsarstrongbad150Homestar Runner!! 16:18, 27 September 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Next Sbemail?

There haven't been any Sbemails for more than a month. When will the next one come out!?!? 02:04, 24 May 2008 (UTC)

Why can't you use the "+" button?!?! When you don't use it the summary makes it look like you're just replying instead of starting a whole new conversation. Bad Bad Guy 02:15, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
Just keep your pants on. The Brothers Chaps have been working on SBCG4AP and that makes it harder for them to update weekly. But it will hopefully go back to normal soon. Homestar-Winner (talk) 02:13, 24 May 2008 (UTC)

UgGGgGgGGgHHhHHh... It's already a long time since SBEmail200 was released... Will there ever be a 201!? is a reign of hremails at hand? Sp0ng3b0b 10:14, 30 October 2008 (UTC)

This is a topic for the forum, not the wiki. Loafing 10:30, 30 October 2008 (UTC)

[edit] SBE 196

I emailed Strongbad with "Srong Sad loves dunmer"!!! but he hasn't reply'd. Dagoth 21:59, 29 May 2008 (UTC)

Um, and? This is forum material at best. Besides, it's not like SB answers every single e-mail people send him. --Jay (Talk) 22:13, 29 May 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Blockquotes and Modern skin

Holy crap! The computer blockquotes don't work with the modern skin!?!?! Could someone please tell me what's going on, And please fix it? DrPepper42 (Talk | contribs) 00:54, 12 June 2008 (UTC) (left unsigned)

Don't freak out. Sign your posts. Fixed. — It's dot com 03:58, 12 June 2008 (UTC)
Thank you. I just panicked. I shouldn't have DrPepper42 21:48, 12 June 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Longest Time Between Emails

What was the longest time between emails so far? StarFox 05:24, 15 June 2008 (UTC)

brianrietta — Defender1031*Talk 05:26, 15 June 2008 (UTC)
You could also check Strong Bad Email Release Dates for such information. --DorianGray 05:35, 15 June 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Should we

Mention the emails Strong bad answered in SBCG4AP on this page? JCM 21:32, 16 August 2008 (UTC)

i think you should, actually. but i reccommend a separate page for it. if there's a page for the game, it should be on there. maybe in the SBemail Page, there should be a link to the SBCG4AP page.

Homsarstrongbad150 16:29, 6 September 2008 (UTC)

[edit] new email

sbemail 199 has 2 titles:one on the sbemail menu (being mean) and one on the new stuff section of the toons menu (being nice) anyone know which it is for reals? Homsarstrongbad150 20:13, 9 September 2008 (UTC)

the sbemail menu one is permanent, the new stuff one will get pushed off the menu eventually. — Defender1031*Talk 23:23, 8 September 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Sick Day

Why isn't Sick Day considered a Sbemail? IntfictExpert 10:09, 19 September 2008 (UTC)

For the simple reason that it doesn't appear in the email menu. It has no number, either. It's what we call a Not Quite Strong Bad Email. --DorianGray 10:12, 19 September 2008 (UTC)

[edit] place ya bets!

i think email 200 will be dangeresque 3 , like for reals. what does everyone else think? agree with me? disagree?

Homsarstrongbad150 19:11, 19 September 2008 (UTC)

This is forum material (and anyway, given that SBtF, released this week, makes fun of Dangeresque 3 never being released...) --Jay (Talk) 19:19, 19 September 2008 (UTC)

[edit] milestone?

would you think 159 retirement as a milestone?

Homsarstrongbad150 20:39, 19 September 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Template Fix?

Should we divide the template into 3 sections: 1-100 and 101-200 and 201-current? -- Lazylaces Talk 14:18, 24 September 2008 (UTC)

I see no reason to split them up. — Defender1031*Talk 14:41, 24 September 2008 (UTC)

[edit] fonts?

what are the names of the compy's and lappy's fonts again? i'd heard them before, but i forgot and have no idea where to look. HSB150Homsarstrongbad150Homestar Runner!! 17:40, 24 September 2008 (UTC)

Try our page on fonts. — It's dot com

i had no idea there was a page on fonts. thanks!

HSB150Homsarstrongbad150Homestar Runner!! 19:55, 24 September 2008 (UTC)

[edit] question/remark

i actually might agree with strong sad. there might not be a sbemail 201. email thunder was so great and used so many key ideas they may not continue with sbemails. it really would be very satisfying as the last sbemail. anyone else think so? please post responses. it is very likely that TBC are thinking of this exact same thing, and there was no post this week because of this. if more people agree 200 was a satisfying last email....they may, too and we might not see any more. {if the popular vote says yes, TBC may think there were enough sbemails as well.[TBC may feel the same way as me if they think enough people were satisfied.(i worded it 3 different ways to be clear everyone understood)]} they probably think the same thing. well, if that's it for sbemails, they did have a good run.

HSB150Homsarstrongbad150Homestar Runner!! 01:13, 1 October 2008 (UTC)

This is kinda' forumy, and I don't think we should be able to make the decision on if Sbemail 201 will ever see the light. DevonM(talk·cont-ribs) 01:26, 1 October 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Sbemail#1, 2, 3, ect.

Does anyone think we need to host redirects for things like sbemail#1 and so on? MichaelXX2 mail_icon.gif link_icon.gif 20:32, 18 October 2008 (UTC)

We already have some (such as sbemail1), though I don't know for sure if we have enough for all 200. BBG 20:34, 18 October 2008 (UTC)
I mean with the number mark (#) between the number and the word "sbemail." MichaelXX2 mail_icon.gif link_icon.gif 20:36, 18 October 2008 (UTC)
We have redirects for all 200 emails with and without the space (e.g. sbemail 125/sbemail125). Including the # sign (sbemail #125) would be impossible, as that creates an anchor in wiki syntax. --DorianGray 20:36, 18 October 2008 (UTC)

okay, person with no sig, i have no idea what that means, but i actually think it's fine this way. sbemail125 redirecting to rock opera is fine and also even less to type. no pound sign and no space. the way it is in the address bar. also, i have a similar question. the toons redirect to their names in the address name (ex: cantsayjob redirects to a jorb well done) but those titles aren't listed on the wiki anywhere on those pages. maybe it could be added or listed on a seperate page due to laziness. i navigate h*r through the address bar normally. it's very hard for me to look through the toons menu. i also hate that the sbemails aren't categorized or spaced on h*r, so i typed a list on word that lists the name and number and i find it easier to find it on there and type in the number than to scroll through 200 names to find one. anyway, can someone put the little type in address bar name for the toon on the page for the toon. just for me. please? HSB150Homsarstrongbad150Homestar Runner!! 20:48, 18 October 2008 (UTC)

Technically, the URL address for each toon is on each toon's page. In the External Links section. --DorianGray 20:51, 18 October 2008 (UTC)

it is? i never saw it. i'll look real hard next time i'm on a toons page. HSB150Homsarstrongbad150Homestar Runner!! 20:55, 18 October 2008 (UTC)

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