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[edit] Radio Interviews

Hey there Aurora, I was just curious about the transcript you made for the radio interview. Are radio interviews fair game as far as transcripts go, or did you have to ask the people for permission? I'm not much of the legal fellow, so I was just wondering. Thanks, Thunderbird 16:27, 13 May 2005 (UTC)

Beats me.... that particular sound clip didn't even come with a website attached to it. I don't have time to deal with that right now, so if someone else wants to take it down and contact the radio station, then that would be fine... Aurora the Homestar Coder 20:32, 13 May 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Siggie

Hi Aurora. I just thought I'd pass a bit of Joey Day wisdom on to you about sigs. (I've been going through most the sysops slowly) Have you tried the template sig meathod? Basically it lets you shorten your code left behind, and lets you change ALL your sigs at the same time. You just put your sig code on a subpage of your userpage, (e.g. 'User:Homestar Coder/sig' or something). Then in your prefferances box, put {{User:Homestar Coder/sig}} as your signature. And that's all there is to it. After that, if you ever change your sig on your subpage, it'll change all of the ones you've put since you started it. It sure changed my life. spread the word! Thunderbird 21:47, 21 May 2005 (UTC)

Yeah, I was going to do that... I'm lazy... Aurora the Homestar Coder 06:21, 22 May 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Cleanup template

From Experimental Film :Thanks for the heads up on when to use this. I'll leave it alone unless a page is in big trouble (but with all y'all around, does that ever happen?) S Gleason 14:24, 8 Jun 2005 (UTC)

[edit] the right STUFF

Hey Aurora (or is it Amanda?), it's Dot com. I'm wanting to move forward with the new STUFF stuff, and to help rally the wiki community around my idea, I'd like to set up a STUFF sandbox so we can practice the new format and get used to it. For that, though, I need to set up some styles on the master style sheet page. Something like:

{code deleted}

Not being an admin, I can't do it myself. Can you help me with this, or do I need to take it to Joey? Thanks. — It's dot com 03:47, 10 Jun 2005 (UTC)

I think I could edit that page, but I think you should ask Joey about it first. Aurora the Homestar Coder 03:53, 10 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Cool. — It's dot com
Hold off on this for a bit. -- Tom 05:25, 10 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Um, what do you mean? I've already written to Joey. — It's dot com 05:44, 10 Jun 2005 (UTC)
He must mean hold off on the Stuff reform. *sigh* Aurora the Homestar Coder 06:42, 10 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Or maybe he was going to go ahead and make the CSS changes for me (looking at the monobook page history, I see now that he is the only other person besides Joey to ever edit it). Which is it, Tom? Keep in mind, I'm not about to make any drastic changes to the wiki—I'm just getting my ducks in a row to make a practice page in order to propose changes to the wiki. — It's dot com 06:51, 10 Jun 2005 (UTC)</s>

Aurora, I've gotten another idea, and I think it's better than this. Let me see if I can make it work, and I'll get back to you. — It's dot com 18:38, 10 Jun 2005 (UTC)

K. Aurora the Homestar Coder 20:24, 10 Jun 2005 (UTC)

At last, the format is ready for rigorous public testing. Come on down and give it a spin. — It's dot com 08:42, 16 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Pretty cool! Great jorb! I was wondering why the test is using made-up Stuff'd facts rather than the real ones. Won't people be confused if they don't understand we're testing a new stuff system and see that some obvious facts got stuffed? Aurora the Homestar Coder 15:05, 16 Jun 2005 (UTC)
That's a good point, but I think that testing with live pages would be even more confusing. Casual readers of the wiki don't see the recent changes page, just the articles. — It's dot com 15:56, 16 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Oh, I didn't see that they were "test japanese cartoon" etc. OK, my concern is retracted. Aurora the Homestar Coder 16:16, 16 Jun 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Marzipan's skeleton

Why did you revert my edit regarding Marzipan's skeleton on That a Ghost? —Shawn81 13:53, 13 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Because we generally omit any fun facts that come from viewing the Flash file. If we accepted everything that came from viewing the Flash file as canon, then we'd have to say that characters frequenly lose limbs and appear out of nowhere. Aurora the Homestar Coder 14:27, 13 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Good point. Nevertheless, I think that this fun fact is important because it helps to further elucidate Marzipan's unusual anatomy. Is there an alternate location that I should mention this? —Shawn81 21:52, 13 Jun 2005 (UTC)
One thing I rarely agree with Aurora on is the treatment of .swf files. While it is true that we should not mention objects that DON'T appear outside the frame, like, say, missing limbs, objects that DO appear outside the frame but DON'T appear inside are generally noteworthy IMHO. Anyway, lemme check this out. --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 21:59, 13 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Your comment on the That A Ghost page was "you can see even more of it [Marzipan's skeleton] if you view the Flash file and make the window tall and skinny". I don't think this adds anything, because there's not even a description of what you can see. I looked at it, and all that's there is a few "bones" that make the bottom of her dress, just like the ones that make up The Strong Bad's and The Homestar Runner's shoes. I don't find that very noteworthy in this case. — It's dot com 22:49, 13 Jun 2005 (UTC)
It just bothers me when we're picking apart stuff that TBC never really intended us to see (except, perhaps, for "Homestache Runner", but this toon was made far before that). Maybe they left stuff like the rest of Marzipan's skeleton out of frame because they were dissatisfied with how it looked and wouldn't want it to be considered canon. Aurora the Homestar Coder 22:39, 13 Jun 2005 (UTC)
I don't think this is a question of canon. I think that when they built Marzipan's skeleton, they built the whole thing without worrying what would be in and out of frame, and then when they put the toon together, part of it just happened to be below the black. But since it's only barely cut off, I don't think the additional wording above does anything to make the article more complete. — It's dot com 22:49, 13 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Sorry, forgot to respond. Yeah, looking at it, there's not very much that's cut off in this case and the fact stands without needing to mention the .swf. --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 22:53, 13 Jun 2005 (UTC)
I guess you guys are right. Still, there are a few bones that you don't see inside the frame. However, they are not much, and they don't really add anything to the fact that "Marzipan's skirt has bones". —Shawn81 02:46, 14 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Okay, I guess this got resolved. Aurora the Homestar Coder 03:12, 14 Jun 2005 (UTC)

[edit] "This stuff is really getting old."

You said something to that effect on the STUFF page and I would like to nominate you forGOD for making that comment.

On the other hand, if people stopped being gigantic jerks to each other on the STUFF page, where will I get my daily daily dose of rage? 131.247.9.91

Well, there are upcoming measures which will hopefully solve the STUFF problem. Under the new system created by It's dot com there will be no more "clever" votes or personal comments, just a list of arguments for and against the fact and a list of signatures for votes. Don't worry, I'm sure there's plenty of places on the Internet you can go for a daily dose of rage -- try visiting an extremely partisan political blog ;) Aurora the Homestar Coder 16:53, 13 Jun 2005 (UTC)

[edit] So you watch Full Metal Alchemist

So you watch Full Metal Alchemist huh? I watch that too. If you're interested,
I have the Full Metal Alchemist home page. (It's not
[Adult Swim]!) Also, Combolations Elizagerth, for achieving that Kick The Cheat toy!

With many Combolations, Lord Balmung of the Azure Sky 8:28 PM June 13 2005

Hehehe, thanks. Are you talking about the Funimation page, or fullmetal-alchemist.com (not official, but great anyway)? They're both good, but the latter especially, and I got a sweet Roy background from there. And thanks for the combolations, and for reminding me that I should change my thought of the day. Aurora the Homestar Coder 01:31, 14 Jun 2005 (UTC)
No, I'm talking about fullmetalalchemist.com. I've never heard of
fullmetal-alchemist.com. I'll have to look into it!

Oh BTW, fullmetalalchemist.com has a game (Full Metal Alchemist game
of course) called: The quest of the Sorceror's Stone (I think that's
the name of it!) You can use Ed Elric or Alphonse Elric.

And last but not least, what do mean "Thought of the day"?

The White Knight of Fianna

Thought of the day is what I have on my user page (although I guess I renamed it to "Thought of the times". And I saw the game, it's cute. Aurora the Homestar Coder 03:03, 14 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Aurora, 66.169.177.177 has been spamming quite a lot! You agree?

The White Knight of Fianna 03:17, 14 Jun 2005 (UTC)

It is stormin' bad over here! It sounds like someones bangin' on a metal
Trash can lid! LOL

The White Knight of Fianna 03:28, 14 Jun 2005 (UTC)

There's even a tornado over in Montgomery, Illinios!

Sorry 'bout that. Power went out.

Anyways...

What did 65.169.177.177 mean when he/she said: "YOUR BASE ARE BELONG TO US"? The White Knight of Fianna 03:40, 14 Jun 2005 (UTC)

It was an internet craze based on an old Genesis game called "Zero Wing." The craze died about four years ago, but some people can't get over its death. --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 04:53, 14 Jun 2005 (UTC)
link'd!! spblat 04:59, 14 Jun 2005 (UTC)
I think that badgers are superior to moving zigs, but they are both fairly amusing... Aurora the Homestar Coder 22:09, 14 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Badger, badger, badger, badger, badger, badger, badger, badger, Mushroom,
mushroom! Badger, badger, badger, badger, badger,
badger, badger, badger, Mushroom, mushroom! Badger, badger, badger, badger,
badger, badger, badger, badger, "CUT!" Snake, it's a snake, it's a snake! Ohhh,
it's a Snaaake! The White Knight of Fianna 21:08, 15 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Man, that song has no ending what-so-ever! If you want to here this song,
go to Ebaumsworld.com and then Animations. Look for
Badger badger badger badger....... Believe me. It has no ending!

Or you know, just go to http://www.badgerbadgerbadger.com -- Tony Stony

Or http://www.footballbadgers.com

Don't ever go to Ebaumsworld. They just steal content from other sites. Aurora the Homestar Coder 21:37, 15 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Yeah I've noticed that Ebaumsworld has thing that other sites have had. About the Footballbadgers, it's really soccer. Know why? Europe has no football,
European countries, like England, soccer is football. Those badgers on England's team rock! England: 15+ points.

                                     Other Team:0 points.

[edit] A saying of praise

AtHC, I just LOOOOOVE your wallpapers!!!! :) -Kinsey

Thanks! I've been meaning to make more and put them up... Aurora the Homestar Coder 23:48, 15 Jun 2005 (UTC)

well, im glad you guys are glad of his use of a textbox and the "print screen" key. anyway i need help, some horrorish accident attacked my user page go there! fix it!--Battlefrank 14:25, 17 Jun 20X6 (UTC)

1. I'm a girl (or maybe a wagon...filled up with pancakes) 2. Bwahahahaha, you made a text box so big it covers up the "edit" button! I assume that's the problem, right? Aurora the Homestar Coder 15:23, 17 Jun 2005 (UTC)

All fixed. Aurora the Homestar Coder 15:25, 17 Jun 2005 (UTC)

uhh, no, my page does have a point, its that its too easy to do that, at least use photoshop or something--Battlefrank 17:16, 17 Jun 2005 (UTC)

I use Paintshop, and I fixed your user page and talk page so you can edit it again. Isn't that what you were asking for? Aurora the Homestar Coder 17:18, 17 Jun 2005 (UTC)

wow, you work "hard"-battlefrank

[edit] character evolution

that took an hour! why did you delete it- battlefrank

The pictures were huge and made the page look cluttery. There's no need for those pictures, they exist on the respective character evolution pages. Also, that page will likely be deleted soon in favor of Category:Character Evolution. Sorry about your work. Aurora the Homestar Coder 15:40, 16 Jun 2005 (UTC)
previews.-battlefrank
Do you mean that the pictures you put up were previews of the individual Character Evolution pages? It's a nice idea, but you'd probably want to make the pictures uniform sizes and put it in some sort of table. However, since Character Evolution will probably be deleted in favor of the corresponding Category (see above), it's a bit of a moot point. Aurora the Homestar Coder 16:20, 16 Jun 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Mario!

Bob-ombs, silly. Not Bo-bombs. =D --BazookaJoe 17:43, 16 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Ah, silly me. Admiral Bobbery would be ashamed. Aurora the Homestar Coder 17:57, 16 Jun 2005 (UTC)
"Science again! I said science again!" I'm sad to see that one go. Also, the one at the very bottom, where I got my name. — It's dot com 18:00, 16 Jun 2005 (UTC)
I restored "Science again!" because it's one of my favorites. "Science and technology! Turning things and adjusting them!" --MST3K Aurora the Homestar Coder 18:04, 16 Jun 2005 (UTC)
If you're wondering how they eat and breathe (and other science facts), just repeat to yourself, "It's just a show; I really should relax." Sooo... when are you going to test STUFF a fake fact? I need to know how easy it is for someone to follow the directions from start to finish. I think it's quite simple, but then again I made up the format. — It's dot com
I'll go do that, but I don't think that the girl who loves arcane programming languages is the best person to test the simplicity of your STUFF system. Aurora the Homestar Coder 19:17, 16 Jun 2005 (UTC)
So I stuffed some facts for "test crazy cartoon", and I have to say that while the results are very pretty and organized, it's also a very complicated process and I'm worried that it will confuse people who aren't very familiar with Wiki workings. Aurora the Homestar Coder 19:34, 16 Jun 2005 (UTC)
I do agree that it's complicated—at least, more complicated than before. When I first thought up the design, I knew it would be. So it became my task to make the process as streamlined as possible. First of all, voting on a particular fact is just as easy as it's always been, maybe easier now that people don't have to strain themselves to come up with something unfunny. Making it easy to vote was important to me: you click "edit" next to the fact, you put in #~~~, you click save—no muss, no fuss (and the instructions on how to vote are front and center).
As far as adding a new STUFF item goes, I guess there's a tradeoff between simplicity and attractiveness. I'd say it's worth it, considering how fed up so many users are with the current STUFF page. But I truly believe it won't seem as complicated once we get the hang of it. All you really have to remember are three templates: {{checkstuffpage}}, {{stuffnew|...}}, and {{stuffmore|...}}. Everything else is just cutting and pasting. At the very least, if somebody truly can't get it to work, all he or she needs to do it try their best, and someone will be along shortly to clean it up (like on the WikiTroll page). — It's dot com 20:35, 16 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Yeah, it does look good, and adding votes/arguments is quite simple. The instructions are pretty clear too, but then, I'm surprised when people can't understand things like uploading pictures. So we'll have to see, I guess. Aurora the Homestar Coder 20:38, 16 Jun 2005 (UTC)
I'm betting that overall reaction will be positive, although I'm bracing myself for a slew of "what the crap is this?" comments from newbies. Worst-case scenario: the wiki melts down, and we dump this and try something else. Scenario I'm hoping for: after an initial learning curve, the wiki becomes a little better than when I found it. — It's dot com 20:59, 16 Jun 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Computer box?

Uh, y'know the quote is actually "Your super box needs words", right? :) -ironcladlou 19:44, 16 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Yup. My version is what a Homestar Coder would say. ;) Aurora the Homestar Coder 19:51, 16 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Oh, now I unnerstan. =P -ironcladlou 20:07, 16 Jun 2005 (UTC)


[edit] delayed warning

by the time i got the first warning, i had already done it 2 other times causing you to find an excuse to ban me, great job, im off to find a site with less people like you--Battlefrank 20:10, 17 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Well, I wasn't the one who banned you. A warning is a warning. Maybe you should pay attention if you don't want to be banned. Homestar Coderhomestar-coder-sig.gif 20:34, 17 Jun 2005 (UTC)

im leaving hrwiki beacause of YOU, congrats, you win- battlefrank

K, whatev. Homestar Coderhomestar-coder-sig.gif 23:42, 17 Jun 2005 (UTC)
I somehow doubt he's really leaving for good. Anyway, you'd be better off trying to make friends with people here than enemies - especially when the people you choose as enemies have the power to block you from editing! However, although it was really dumb, my computer had no issue with the BIG TEXT (which didn't appear all THAT big to me) that he kept adding to everything and, if I knew it was a problem for you guys, I would have gladly reverted it the old fashioned way (I guess my computer puts a limit on the maximum text size on IE... yes, I use IE for the time being. Oh well.) --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 06:37, 19 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Well, the thing with the big text was that it blocked the edit button off for people with certain configs (like mine). Reverting it wasn't very hard, but doing it repeatedly in the Sandbox was a pain because newbies might get frustrated over why they can't edit the Sandbox -- it's supposed to be a user-friendly place. Anyway, I wasn't the one who banned him. I think that Kilroy banned him, and partially because he deleted the warnings I gave him and replaced it with ranting. Homestar Coderhomestar-coder-sig.gif 16:29, 19 Jun 2005 (UTC)
I figured that was what was happening (I've seen glitchy pages do that on my old computer - notably, the old Señor page after all the special characters glitched), but with my current computer and configuration, all it did was make the words about, oh, two inches tall. Ah, well, as long as it's fixed now, huh? --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 01:09, 22 Jun 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Discover Magazine

I saw this in the sightings and wondered whether you knew this person:

In the June 2005 issue of Discover, in the article "A double-blind, random, case-controlled, clinical, and thoroughly unscientific study of MIT nerds" (page 43), a full-page picture shows an MIT student named Amanda Seybold wearing a Trogdor T-shirt.

I realize there's around 10,000 MIT students, so it may be a longshot if she's not in your department, but I figured I'd ask anyway. — It's dot com 21:45, 21 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Hehehe, you should've checked Talk:Magazine Sightings. She lives in my dorm. :) She was rather excited that the H*R Wiki appreciated her T-shirt. Homestar Coderhomestar-coder-sig.gif 21:48, 21 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Is it like a grad-student dorm or something? I moved back into the dorm to save money the last semester of my senior year, and it was decidedly not as much fun as when I was a freshman. I bet your mail gets mixed up, what with your names being so close. — It's dot com 21:56, 21 Jun 2005 (UTC)
No, I'm still in my undergrad dorm (I just graduated this month, and I don't move to the grad dorm until August). I can't recall our mail being mixed up, but everyone here knows everyone else, so it's unlikely that someone wouldn't know the difference between us ;) Homestar Coderhomestar-coder-sig.gif 21:59, 21 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Hey, do you think you could get her permission for us to use the photo? -- Tom 23:28, 21 Jun 2005 (UTC)
That's the picture? Hahahaha, it's Tuesday! I dunno if she's around for the summer. If she is, I can check with her. Of course, if that picture is already publically available on Discover's website, I don't know why you'd need permission anyway. Homestar Coderhomestar-coder-sig.gif 23:31, 21 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Well, it's in this article, which is © 2004 The Walt Disney Company and the copyrighted property of Discover Magazine. So yeah, the image really isn't hers to give, I guess. The best we can do is link to it. And if we want, we can ask Discover Magazine for permission to use it. I'm not hopeful, but it doesn't hurt to ask. -- Tom 23:40, 21 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Wow. Are you part of Tetazoo, Aurora? And if so, do you fit right in? — It's dot com 23:45, 21 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Nope. I live in the other dorm mentioned in the article, Random Hall. And I know all of the Random Hall people mentioned in the article, of course. I suppose I fit right in ;) As you can see from the article, we won Mystery Hunt this year, which is so awesome. (Check out the Property of Ones puzzle on School Sightings). That's a pretty good article, and I'm pleased that it focuses so heavily on East culture. They even touch on some pretty controversial stuff. It's also nice that it focuses on Hunt rather than hacking. All the MIT articles talk about is hacking, but I'm a hunter, not a hacker ;) Homestar Coderhomestar-coder-sig.gif 00:21, 22 Jun 2005 (UTC)
My eyes seem to be broken today. They're having trouble reading words that are right in front of them. (I admit I only skimmed the article.) But "Random" Hall? That seems so... I forget the technical term. Okay, I found "hack":
The word hack at MIT usually refers to a clever, benign, and "ethical" prank or practical joke, which is both challenging for the perpetrators and amusing to the MIT community (and sometimes even the rest of the world!). Note that this has nothing to do with computer (or phone) hacking (which we call "cracking").
So you're not a hacker. Are you a cracker? (I sound like Dave Chappelle.) As for this "hunting" business, I'll say I could see how to arrive at the answer once I saw the solution spelled out, but you're telling me that somebody sat down and pieced all this together? With no hints? I'm no intellectual slouch, but I doubt I would have had the patience to figure that out. As your Jeff Barrett would put it, I "can't figure out what the f— all this s— is." (And isn't that colorful language? I don't think I would have chosen to swear right there, but that's just me. I'm also clearly rambling.) — It's dot com 01:06, 22 Jun 2005 (UTC)
I am neither a hacker nor a cracker. I have personally made fun of many hackers though ;) As for Mystery Hunt, you get used to it. The Strong Bad one was solved pretty quickly if I remember -- I was working on a different puzzle at the time. There are standard procedures you learn to get through puzzles (not that standard procedures work all of the time!). Homestar Coderhomestar-coder-sig.gif 02:45, 22 Jun 2005 (UTC)

[edit] THANK YOU

for unblocking me! thanks a million!!!!!!!!!!! -Kinsey

Uh, I didn't unblock you, and I can find no record of you being blocked in the first place... Homestar Coderhomestar-coder-sig.gif 21:01, 7 Jul 2005 (UTC)

well, somehow Fricky Dee used my Ip address and I got blocked too. Fricky Dee might of been my annoying brother playing pranks. -Kinsey

Oh, okay. Homestar Coderhomestar-coder-sig.gif 14:59, 8 Jul 2005 (UTC)

[edit] I have a big query.

Hey AtHC, How do people become Administrators? I've been thinking about that... -Kinsey

I don't want to presume to speak for Aurora, but I've written at length about this very subject on this page, if that helps. — It's dot com 19:42, 12 Jul 2005 (UTC)
Here is the relevant text from that page:
Becoming an admin, as they're also called, is a good goal to have, but it doesn't happen overnight. Basically, you start out at the bottom of the totem pole, and work your way up. Over time, people will begin to notice your edits; you'll want to make good ones. If you do, gradually a sense of trust will develop between you and the wiki community. In the meantime, fight trolls, add good fun facts, monitor pages for bad edits, help out with the maintenance of the site, learn the ins and outs of the software. Undertake a worthwhile project (but ... it's best to get approval before doing so). Then, sometime in the future, the current admins will open the floor for nominations for new sysops, at which time another user can throw your name in the ring. Then, we'll all vote on you. They probably won't nominate new admins for a while, and when they do, maybe you'll be nominated, maybe not. Either way, keep on keepin' on making good edits and building up that trust. It's just that simple!
I'm glad you posted that, It's dot com, because it's a good explanation! Definately monitor for edits, learn to recognize good and poor edits, and always be diplomatic in discussions. Undertaking worthwhile projects (with wiki-approval first) is a great way to contribute and be noticed. To all of this, I would add that you should think about why you want to become an administrator. If you want to be an administrator to have more power, that's the wrong reason. It's about responsibility, not power, and it sometimes involves doing unpleasant things. Homestar Coderhomestar-coder-sig.gif 19:46, 12 Jul 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Name

Dear Amanda,
I noticed over a month ago (when I checked out some of the other pages on your server) that you had a different (i.e. real) name, but you never commented on it so I didn't press it. Why the sudden switch? Just curious. (Amanda is a very lovely name. It will be hard, though, to get out of the habit of typing "reply for Aurora".) Is this why you recently started going by "Homestar Coder" in your sig?
Sincerely,
Ben

Aurora Szalinski was my internet persona name for years, and I've just grown tired of it. I kept using it because it was convenient; "Aurora Szalinski" is NEVER taken as a username, and I had some pride in having a unique username that nobody else on the Internet has ever used (at least according to Google). But I prefer my real name to Aurora and I don't like that people tend to associate my Internet name with a stupid fairytale princess. I've decided to switch over from my old pseudonym, and that is indeed why I changed my sig. Homestar Coderhomestar-coder-sig.gif 16:18, 13 Jul 2005 (UTC)
Addendum: I'm not going to be all uptight about people calling me Aurora though. Aurora is still okay. Homestar Coderhomestar-coder-sig.gif 16:22, 13 Jul 2005 (UTC)
Whenever I hear the name "Amanda", I think of that classic Simpsons line. That's why it's one of my all-time favorite names. — Ben... it's Dot com
Gee... thanks. ;) Homestar Coderhomestar-coder-sig.gif 16:54, 13 Jul 2005 (UTC)
Er, no offense meant. Just a funny coincidence. — It's dot com 16:58, 13 Jul 2005 (UTC)
No offense taken. I've certainly heard that before, and I'm hard to offend. I'm just amused that you like a name because of a prank call on The Simpsons. Homestar Coderhomestar-coder-sig.gif 17:06, 13 Jul 2005 (UTC)
Good. I didn't think you took it wrong, but on something as personal as a name, it doesn't hurt to be sure. As for The Simpsons, suffice it to say that it was my main source of references until H*R came along. (Well, that and Seinfeld.) — It's dot com 17:47, 13 Jul 2005 (UTC)
I think that The Simpsons is severely overrated, personally. I love cartoons; I have a hobby of learning animation history, and you can find me over on Toonzone a lot. I prefer both Family Guy and Futurama, but Venture Brothers owns them all. Homestar Coderhomestar-coder-sig.gif 19:15, 13 Jul 2005 (UTC)
I don't know if it makes any difference, but I should have said "Simpsons from ten years ago." I can't stand the new stuff. I also haven't made up my mind up the new Family Guy season, but the original three seasons just kill me. I have to quote this, because I'm literally laughing right now just thinking about it:
Peter: Hey, is the Count a vampire?
Brian: What's that?
Peter: Well he's got these big fangs. Have they ever shown him doin' somebody in and then feedin' on em?
Brian: You're, you're asking me if they've ever done a Seseme Street in which the Count kills somebody and then sucks their blood for sustenance?
Peter: Yeah.
Brian: No, they've never done that.
Hahaha, great stuff. I like:
Peter: Brian, there's a message in my Alpha Bits! It says, "oooooo!"
Brian: Peter, those are Cheerios.
Homestar Coderhomestar-coder-sig.gif 20:46, 13 Jul 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Sorry.

Sorry for adding a comment to the character evoloution talk page shortly after you deleted it. I should have checked recent changes before I edited. --videlectrix.pngENUSY discussionitem_icon.gif user.gifmail_icon.gif, 20:33, 13 July 2005 (BST)

No, that's cool. Thank you for understanding why I deleted that page! I just redeleted it. :) Homestar Coderhomestar-coder-sig.gif 19:34, 13 Jul 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Hating you

I don't. Just disagreeable at times. I'm not passionate about the "male modeling" fact in a "WTF IS THIS BLASTED FACT WASTING SPACE ON THE WIKI FOR" manner like the "doyng" fact or the Family Guy non-reference; I'm just very leery about it, and was trying to get people out of the bad habit of "well, it COULD BE, so we have to include it!" --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 22:21, 14 Jul 2005 (UTC)

I was kidding. Kidding! I think you're cool and all, but you're awfully easy to rile up ;) Homestar Coderhomestar-coder-sig.gif 22:47, 14 Jul 2005 (UTC)
What are you.... um.... doing teasing Jay like that, H*C?!! —BazookaJoe 22:50, 14 Jul 2005 (UTC)
Heh. I just like being silly, is all. Homestar Coderhomestar-coder-sig.gif 22:59, 14 Jul 2005 (UTC)
You guys crack me up... ;) — It's dot com

[edit] talktobedeleted

Hi there Homestar Coder. When you made the talktobedeleted template, was your intention what is described on the Category:To be deleted page? -- Tom 03:09, 18 Jul 2005 (UTC)

Nope. The idea was a template that can go on the talk page of an article which is going to be deleted, so people know what the conversation is about... The intention stated on "Category: To be deleted" is also valid, but I would have reworded the template more (talktobedeleted says "This article is pending deletion...). Should I create a new one that says "This talk page is pending deletion", or what? Homestar Coderhomestar-coder-sig.gif 03:40, 18 Jul 2005 (UTC)
Yeah, that's what I figured. No, I don't really think we need a seperate template for the deleting of talk pages. I could see where the confusion arose though, since the two templates share the category. -- Tom 04:24, 18 Jul 2005 (UTC)
Did we ever figure out a better wording for the template? I just changed it to "The article this talk page accompanies is currently pending deletion"? It doesn't sound too good, but I wanted to clear that up, along with the instructions on the Category:To be deleted page. What do you think? -- Tom 18:06, 2 Aug 2005 (UTC)
I think the new wording clears it up, but I think we should have another template to use to signal that we are pending deletion on the talk page and not the article. Like when an anonny creates a talk page like, "Home* Runnuw Rulez!"
I think the tobedeleted template works well enough for that. I don't really worry about the link to the Talk:Talk: page. -- Tom 18:34, 2 Aug 2005 (UTC)


[edit] Thank you

SUP Thank for the message post anthing you want on my talk page Vile.exe

No problem. Homestar Coderhomestar-coder-sig.gif 04:13, 16 Aug 2005 (UTC)

[edit] STUFF/checkstuffpage

Just to satisfy your curiosity, and for no other reason, the anonny followed the link at Template:checkstuffpage and created a page that was, thus, STUFF/checkstuffpage. —BazookaJoe 14:36, 16 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Oh, I see. I thought it might be something like that. Homestar Coderhomestar-coder-sig.gif 14:54, 16 Aug 2005 (UTC)

[edit] User Page

Nice user page overhaul. I like it very much. Grood job. —FireBird|Talk 19:17, 18 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Thank you! It isn't so much a coherent overhaul as goofing around with templates.
I did make a fun new "message from Homestar Coder" style though :)
Homestar Coderhomestar-coder-sig.gif 19:18, 18 Aug 2005 (UTC)
Ah. Nice goofing and templates, then. :P —FireBird|Talk 19:20, 18 Aug 2005 (UTC)
I'm entirely too proud of myself for figuring out how to do boxes with borders. :p Homestar Coderhomestar-coder-sig.gif 19:23, 18 Aug 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Disney

Amanda... have a nice time. See you on the chicken-man... movie. —BazookaJoe 14:52, 19 Aug 2005 (UTC)

I don't know what that means! And you still smell like pea soup! Seriously, I'm sure you don't smell like pea soup, but chicken man movie? Guh? ;) Homestar Coderhomestar-coder-sig.gif 15:07, 19 Aug 2005 (UTC)
Google knows. -- Tom 15:13, 19 Aug 2005 (UTC)
You know, usually my first instinct in situations like this is to run to Google, but I didn't even think to Google for chicken-man... movie. Homestar Coderhomestar-coder-sig.gif 15:34, 19 Aug 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Protecting

Hey Amanda. I wanted to point out that adding {{mprotected}} to an image does not protect non-sysops from editing it. You have to protect it with an admin command. Also, don't forget to unprotect Image:20050818 fanstuff hsr wedding invite.PNG. Thanks! —BazookaJoe 18:33, 19 Aug 2005 (UTC)

That was silly of me, I don't know why I thought it did. I've never really mprotected something, actually, because somebody usually gets to the whatsnew updates before me... Homestar Coderhomestar-coder-sig.gif 18:34, 19 Aug 2005 (UTC)
We learn something new everyday. —BazookaJoe 18:36, 19 Aug 2005 (UTC)
For some reason that made me think of "Each day we die a little more." Maybe those two things are connected ;) Homestar Coderhomestar-coder-sig.gif 18:37, 19 Aug 2005 (UTC)
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