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Frequently Asked Questions

Have any questions? Here are the Frequently Asked Questions on the Homestar Runner Fanstuff Wiki 2. If you have a question, remember to check here first!

How can I create fanstuff?

We would recommend creating an account and reading the guidelines before sharing your fanstuff. First, you need an idea for your fanstuff. What type will it be? What will it be about? What will the title be? Search for that title to make sure it isn't taken. If it doesn't exist already, go to that page and create it! (Read the next section for information on creating a page.)

If your fanstuff requires multiple pages (for example, if it is an email show or a text adventure), organize these pages as subpages of your fanstuff. If your email show is called "Mr. Bland Emails", and the first email is called "homestar", don't create the page [[homestar]]; instead, create [[Mr. Bland Emails/homestar]]. You can create as many subpages as you want. When you're done, add your fanstuff to one of the fanstuff portals where it belongs.

How do I create a page?

You must have an account before gaining the ability to create pages. There are several ways to do so:

  • One way is to type the name of the page into your URL, after hrfwiki2.miraheze.org/wiki/.
  • Another is to search for that page and click on the link if it doesn't exist.
  • You can also create a link to it on another page, save the page or show preview, and click on that link.

When you're done, click "Save page". See Help:Editing for information on editing and formatting.

How do I upload images?

Go to Special:Upload and select the image you want to upload, either from your computer or a URL. Add a filename and a summary, then click "Upload file"!

How can I remove vandalism?

Anyone can edit the HRFWiki2, even without an account. Unfortunately, this means that people may post spam or deface pages on the wiki. However, removing vandalism is easy. Simply click on the "View history" tab at the top of the page, and click "(undo)" and save the page to delete the edit.

How do I delete an article or an image?

Only sysops can delete articles and images, but there's an easy way for you to alert the sysops to pages that should be deleted. Just edit the article and add {{delete|Add reason here.}} at the top. If you've done it right, you should see a box like this one at the top of the page:

delete.png

"Garbage. Garbage. Rubbish. Umm... murder weapon."

This page is currently pending deletion.

Reason: Add reason here.


The code also adds the article to a special "Pages for deletion" category. The sysops check this category regularly and will delete articles and images in it.

How can I become a sysop?

Sysops are users with the ability to perform tasks regular users can not, such as editing protected pages, deleting pages, blocking users, and changing site settings. The wiki does not take on new sysops very often, but you can visit this page for more information on sysops and guidelines for becoming one.

Why should I create an account?

Users gain many benefits over the anonymous contributor due to a more good faith identity. A few of these benefits include having a username, userpage, watchlists, and preferences. Users also gain the ability to create pages, move pages, upload files, and more. Anonymous contributors are identified by their IP address, which can change frequently, sometimes making it impossible to indentify or contact an anonymous contributor.

Why can't I see some images?

We recently moved here from another wiki, importing all the pages, but not the files. Additionally, some of the files that were hosted externally are no longer visible on the wiki. Just wait until we finish uploading all the images.

Why are some page histories missing?

This wiki was originally hosted on Referata, a different wiki farm. On June 1st, 2019, for a multitude of reasons, it was moved here to Miraheze. The page histories couldn't be imported for legal reasons, and many user accounts were left behind. You can see old page revisions by clicking "View archived page" on the sidebar.

What do I do if my question isn't here?

There are lots of places to ask questions! You can ask here or here, or simply ask one of the sysops on their talk page.