Talk:sbemail 206

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[edit] Econowave

Umm, juys? Strong Bad never actually uses the Lappier to check the email. Shouldn't this email say that it was checked on the Econowave? I don't actually want to change the page because I am a little nervous about up and doing that. Do you juys have any arguments that could help me feel more confident about changing/not changing the page? Thanks, PsychicRadroach 00:02, 16 April 2015 (UTC)

I was thinking of adding both. But technically, the Lappier is introduced and is technically the computer of the SBemail. I'll add in the Econowave. - Catjaz63 00:24, 16 April 2015 (UTC)
Thanks! PsychicRadroach 23:34, 17 April 2015 (UTC)

[edit] sbemail name

Judging from the name from the Youtube video, maybe this sbemail is named "April 1st"?

It also uses a title that's modified. "Strong Bad Email #190 - Licensed" as compared to "sbemail206 - April 1st"

Just something to consider. Catjaz63 20:17, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

It's called sbemail206 on the email menu and that's the one we usually go with. Oddly the menu computer is still the comp-ay... Guybrush20X6 20:31, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

[edit] The turtle

Does that turtle seriously still not have its own page? It showed up in New Hands and in Time Capsule and I'm pretty sure one other time. Anyone remember? We should finally make it its own page and just link there for that one inside reference.

The rule of 3 still exists, right? This is at least the third appearance of this turtle. --Neumannz 15:05, 2 April 2015 (UTC)

[edit] February 7, 2008

Does anybody know if this is referencing anything in particular? Various Googling and Wikipedia-izing have yielded no definite contenders. --Odin, LTWFTW (not really) 14:11, 2 April 2015 (UTC)

I saw one comment on the Youtube video claiming that was the day Comcast accidentally sent an area in-a-pro-pro content by accident. I don't have any citations, though. - Catjaz63 23:16, 2 April 2015 (UTC)
The best I can come up with is this was around when Rickrolling got to be super-popular. According to wikipedia, Feb 10th 2008 was when 4chan rickrolled the church of Scientology live. 21:41, 4 April 2015 (UTC)
I came here to ask this myself. I got nothing. — Defender1031*Talk 19:08, 6 May 2015 (UTC)
Still no word on what this date references? It's been driving me nuts for years. Abelhawk 21:38, 9 November 2017 (UTC)
I'm 90% sure it's just random. It seems like the joke is the fact that April Fools' Day was ruined on a day that wasn't April Fools' Day, which makes it ironic, which makes it funny. Gfdgsgxgzgdrc 23:50, 9 November 2017 (UTC)
As for a source for what Catjaz said: Wikipedia:Criticism of Comcast#Signal intrusion and accidental transmission of pornography (not that I think that incident has ANYTHING to do with it). The only other major events I get from googling are that a solar eclipse apparently happened that day, which also seems to bear no relation. I'm thinking that it's either random, or something meaningful only to TBC themselves. — Defender1031*Talk 00:23, 10 November 2017 (UTC) Wolf O'Donnel 03:13, 23 April 2020 (UTC)

[edit] Does sbemail206 need an "Email" prefix before it when referenced on the Wiki

A small inconsistency that's going on in this Wiki right now when adding references to this sbemail on other pages is that some include an "Email" prefix and some don't when internally linking to the sbemail206 article. Since it has sbemail in the name, does it need a prefix? There's been no real official or community stance on this and you can see a lot of instances of this on several pages. I, myself, think that it doesn't need one since it already has a sbemail prefix in its name, so adding another "Email" prefix would be redundant and unnecessary. - Catjaz63 16:38, 3 April 2015 (UTC)

If it's in a bulleted list, it should have the prefix. It's standard formatting. Any list that doesn't is wrong. That's pretty much all there is to it. See: any list that mentions sb_email 22, email thunder, or hremail3184. --DorianGray 16:45, 3 April 2015 (UTC)
Mmm, True. There are a bunch of mentions of sbemail206 (on lists) without Email. I'll go fix a few I added. - Catjaz63 16:48, 3 April 2015 (UTC)

[edit] Om Nom O-pedia

So, what do you mean by "we don't put onomatopoeia in the transcripts"? We do it plenty with Homestar saying "ding!" and the "Boo-da-ling..." in this exact toon! Plus, it's obviously exaggerated by Strong Bad and is necessary to the transcript since he's blowing off the dust. -Catjaz63 03:02, 21 May 2015 (UTC)

I went ahead and reverted. There is no such rule. In fact, quite the opposite is true. (And while this doesn't belong on that page, it does prove that there is no such rule.) — Defender1031*Talk 10:54, 21 May 2015 (UTC)
"If there is a scene change or major action (which takes more than a few words to describe), it should be separated from the dialogue by a blank line above and below, and in this case complete sentences and proper capitalization and punctuation are desirable." Plus, the example you mentioned is a case of characters saying sound effects out loud, whch he isn't doing. Pgj1997 00:27, 24 May 2015 (UTC)
That has nothing to do with whether we write onomatopoeia; it's just about giving stage directions. (At least I think so; the fact that you didn't cite your quote leaves me having to just guess.) I found the place you got that quote from, and I was right; it has nothing to do with writing onomatopoeia. Heimstern Läufer 10:14, 25 May 2015 (UTC)
Look, we don't use onomatopoeia in this sort of context. Just saying hes blowing on the dust is all we need. Just putting in "FWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW" is unnessesary. Pgj1997 04:10, 1 June 2015 (UTC)
You're going to have to back up that statement with fact. (And I know you can't, because there are three different people who are experienced parts of that "we" to which you're referring telling you you're wrong.) — Defender1031*Talk 12:21, 1 June 2015 (UTC)
Ok then. sibbie: "{Strong Bad screams. As he screams, he grabs the radio, piledrives it, kicks it over, and then suplexes the radio, damaging it so that it stops playing. He then stands up, breathing hard. His right eye twitches twice in succession.} ". You don't see "AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!!" In that sentence, do you.
I think that the major difference here is that the blowing is part of his previous sentence, and without the onomatopoeia, that fact is not made clear. (Without it, it reads as though he just cuts himself off.) Meaning, that when the onomatopoeia are part of the dialogue as opposed to just happening otherwise, then they need to be transcribed as part of the dialogue. — Defender1031*Talk 21:46, 1 June 2015 (UTC)
But he does cut himself off when he blows. Pgj1997 00:50, 6 June 2015 (UTC)
I said-a no he doesn't. Any more than the previous sentence of mine does. — Defender1031*Talk 18:08, 6 June 2015 (UTC)
My biggest problem is that the whole shtick just makes it look so unprofessional, unlike the rest of the wiki. And unless you want this wiki to look like 85% of all wikis hosted on Wikia, I'd say to give it the axe. Pgj1997 06:07, 7 June 2015 (UTC)
I said a-{inquisitive hum}. I thought that "FWWWWWWWWWWWW" was a strange onomatopoeia for blowing, though just cutting it out doesn't quite cut it, either. Perhaps put a "{blows}" in place of "FWW" and maybe modify the italic text following that. DEI DAT VMdatvm center\super contra 08:48, 7 June 2015 (UTC)
Done and done! Pgj1997 00:29, 8 June 2015 (UTC)
Woah woah woah, not so fast. The HRWiki is run by the community, not by your opinions. You also didn't propose the change to the three people to support keeping of the "FW" part. You are also either tied or outnumbered in the marginal vote on changing the wording, so your change is opposite of what the current stance is. I'm reverting unless I get response from the other two whom are in support of keeping it. - Catjaz63 02:10, 8 June 2015 (UTC)
I do believe the edit was made hastily, but I would not against the proposed change as long as the indication that he's blowing is directly a part of that line of dialogue and not cut off leaving the reader to wonder what exactly Strong Bad said-a. — Defender1031*Talk 04:09, 8 June 2015 (UTC)

[edit] Microwave email box?

Is it possible to create an email box for the Econowave email? Just a long, skinny box with LcdD font? --Neumannz 14:25, 9 June 2015 (UTC)

And force the user to scroll sideways if it goes off the screen? Seems like a bad idea. — Defender1031*Talk 14:27, 9 June 2015 (UTC)
But oddly appropriate Yeah, fair enough. --Neumannz 14:28, 9 June 2015 (UTC)
Well, there's nothing wrong with it making extra layers if it extends off the boundaries of the user's screen resolution. It's totally doable if we have the font... - Catjaz63 17:23, 9 June 2015 (UTC)
And therein lies the problem. You can't expect everyone to have a font like that. In the past few years, that hasn't been as much of a problem because of webfonts, but it seems that this wiki does not support webfonts (because if it did, I would be using them to do things like spruce up my sig some more). -- ■■   PURPLE  WRENCH   ■■ 22:45, 9 June 2015 (UTC)

[edit] Lappier Preparation

Should somebody create a Lappier block quote style, as we do with the other computers? YoghNess 21:37, 9 August 2015 (UTC)

People are still skeptical about the Lappier, so it's been paired into the Compe era in the mean time. I think it's healthy to wait for a not-April-Fools 'toon to really clarify the Lappier. - Catjaz63 22:42, 9 August 2015 (UTC)
I suppose. Also, we don't see much of it, never mind any of it checking an email. YoghNess 17:17, 10 August 2015 (UTC)

[edit] Missing info?

I was just looking through the transcript and the fun facts... in one of those two places, shouldn't we mention what the Flash error message says? I don't see that anywhere, and I thought the phrase "out-of-great" was kinda funny and worth mentioning. SRMX12 22:32, 8 February 2016 (UTC)

It probably belongs in trivia. Go ahead and add it, this is a wiki after all... — Defender1031*Talk 23:01, 8 February 2016 (UTC)
Okay, thanks for the confirmation. I was pretty sure it belonged in the article, but I wasn't sure where to put it. --SRMX12 03:03, 15 February 2016 (UTC)
Added! (But hey, what happened to my signature? I created a custom one recently and it's not showing up!) --SRMX12 03:13, 15 February 2016 (UTC)
Go into "my preferences" and put into the "Signature:" {{User:SRMX12/sig}} and activate "Treat signature as wikitext (without an automatic link)" - Catjaz63 04:18, 15 February 2016 (UTC)
Why thank you very much, friend! Check it out! --Lira (talk) 06:12, 15 February 2016 (UTC)

[edit] 4 divided by 2 = 6

Is that a 1984 reference? Wolf O'Donnel 08:08, 10 January 2021 (UTC)

I don't think so? I think they're doing it more to be both dramatic and confusing. Here's the wiki article on the 1984 thing: 2 + 2 = 5. --Stux 08:41, 10 January 2021 (UTC)
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