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Mikewindsor is a spammer. Check out his contributions on the recent changes page. -- Mythigator 05:07, 10 January 2011 (UTC)

Power abuse[edit]

Please undelete that blog, just because you hate it does not mean you can abuse your powers. --Jeff (talk2me) • (UnSimpsons steward) 02:05, 11 January 2011 (UTC)

I don't hate it. I just thought what you put in it was a load of bollocks! We do not want to control the wiki etc. It was stupid that you thought we wanted to do that! ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 06:13, 11 January 2011 (UTC)

Affiliation...or not[edit]

Hello I noticed you have affiliate sites, how about the Stargate Wiki? {{SUBST:User:Escyos/autosig}} 13:23, 13 January 2011 (UTC)

Hmm... Just kind of thinking whether we should allow other ShoutWiki sites to affiliate with us. Especially as they are not-Simpsons. I was very reluctant to make an article on NIWA and I may still delete the article. I guess we could just link yo you and you could do the same to us. So, that's a yes then. Just make sure to link to us somewhere too. You won't get an article though. ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 16:14, 13 January 2011 (UTC)
yea thats ok, we already have the Stargate SG-1 article. {{SUBST:User:Escyos/autosig}} 13:59, 14 January 2011 (UTC)

Please come on IRC... ![edit]

I want and need to chat. --Will k 07:26, 14 January 2011 (UTC)

Sorry but I am going to school in about 5 minutes. ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 07:28, 14 January 2011 (UTC)
Oh, okay. It's cool. Have fun at school! LOL --Will k 07:32, 14 January 2011 (UTC)
Once again, come online. I am so bored! --Will k 12:05, 16 January 2011 (UTC)


Hi, I am thinking of adding some transcripts later - if that's alright with you? Simpsons Crazy has a whole lot of them, so we can just copy them over and reformat them. I was also thinking of designing a template (similar to the one that's been created linking character galleries etc.) which would say: "Wikisimpsons has a transcript of this episode here" or something? What do you think. I was also thinking of perhaps creating a Project: Transcripts so more people could help out? I'll get round to doing all of this eventually - I've been revising for 2 weeks non-stop ready for an exam tomorrow! Thanks, Effluvium 16:35, 16 January 2011 (UTC)

The exams not Chemistry is it? ----- It's Magic - C Blackadder 16:36, 16 January 2011 (UTC)
Biology, Chemistry & Physics! :o Effluvium 16:37, 16 January 2011 (UTC)
Lol, I just have Chemistry tomorrow (Its the third module of it though) and Physics (2nd module) on Wednesday. Also have a mock R.E. tomorrow (yay ^-^) ----- It's Magic - C Blackadder 16:40, 16 January 2011 (UTC)
Unlucky. Happy Days! :P Effluvium 16:40, 16 January 2011 (UTC)
A project for transcripts itself is a bit too much. A sub-section of Project Episodes would suffice though. We have a few transcripts (Transcripts) so if you can set them up similar to those then that would be good. Feel free to steal the code I used for the image template too.
I leave my laptop half way through my reply and get you guys pasting unimportant messages causing an edit conflict for my reply to the question. :P Finished my exams on last Wednesday :P. ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 16:44, 16 January 2011 (UTC)
OK, if need be, a sub-section can be created then. And yeah, I'll format as they've been done! Thanks Solar! Hope your exams went well! :) Effluvium 16:47, 16 January 2011 (UTC)
I only had two. While Physics went well, Maths, well, lets just say I will be happy not to get a U... ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 16:48, 16 January 2011 (UTC)
Ah. I'm going to be in a similar situation with my Maths exam soon! I'll get to work on that template then.. Effluvium 16:51, 16 January 2011 (UTC)
Right, created the template. As usual, it doesn't work. Could you take a look? I've added it to the Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire article. I'm not sure how to organize the transcripts either, should it be: Episode Name/Transcript? Effluvium 16:59, 16 January 2011 (UTC)
Fixed it. And i have set up the template to recognise it like that so yes. ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 17:05, 16 January 2011 (UTC)
Thanks! Effluvium 17:14, 16 January 2011 (UTC)


When it comes to sourcing statements to episodes, most articles here use the <ref></ref> method. However, I think it would be more efficient if we employed the method used by lostpedia where they have the episode title right after the statement (example). I guess one problem is that the titles for Simpsons episodes are generally longer, so they would be more intrusive, but I still think it would be better than what is done now. -- Brian McClure 16:41, 17 January 2011 (UTC)

I'm not sure. As you've said - it would mess up the articles. Could work though... Effluvium 18:41, 17 January 2011 (UTC)
I have never liked that idea and as you say, it will make articles longer and be more intrusive. I don't see anything wrong with the references being under the references section though. Why fix something that isn't broke? ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 19:05, 17 January 2011 (UTC)
Well, it's all about convenience. Image that you have no familiarity with The Simpsons (ie. a wikia editor), and you're reading through a paragraph with ten refs. Every time you want to find out which episode the sentence is talking about, you have to click the ref, go to the bottom of the page, and find the episode. However, if we included the episodes in the text, then it would be right there. It might not matter for the smaller pages, but think about when Homer's page is properly cleaned up and there will be over a hundred episodes referenced. It would certainly make reading much more difficult if you had to keep clicking the reference links. And, it doesn't even have to be the full episode title. In cases like $pringfield, we can just use a shortened version of the title, and in cases like Marge vs. Singles, Seniors, Childless Couples and Teens, and Gays, we can still link it but shorten it to "Marge vs SSCCTG". -- Brian McClure 00:56, 18 January 2011 (UTC)
Sorry, I still think that keeping the article shorter and less obstructed is more necessary that doing it for ease. Just my personal feelings towards the matter though. ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 06:21, 18 January 2011 (UTC)


When I try to upload Dewey.png to the Dewey page it comes up with this:

The page you wanted to save was blocked by the spam filter. This is probably caused by a link to a blacklisted external site. The following text is what triggered our spam filter: http://simpsons.shoutwiki.com

Why is it doing this?

Doh5678 16:45, 19 January 2011 (UTC)

Are you sure that you aren't accidentally on the Wikia site? That has simpsons.shoutwiki blocked. It shouldn't do that here though. ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 17:19, 19 January 2011 (UTC)
Definately on this site Doh5678 17:34, 19 January 2011 (UTC)
Now it's fixed. No need to worry. Doh5678 17:37, 19 January 2011 (UTC)

Something Screwy With A Couple Pages[edit]

For some reason on a couple pages,Simpsons Comics and Bart Stops to Smell The Roosevelts, the search bar and the stuff below it, that are supposed to be on the left-hand side of the page are on top of part of the article on those two pages. This it's the same way in both Firefox and IE8. Mbruno 21:55, 27 January 2011 (UTC)

Fixed. i know how to fix these problems so if you see any more, please tell me. It is a problem with the <div> tags. ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 21:59, 27 January 2011 (UTC)
Ok, I'll edit this section if I come across any more pages like that. Mbruno 22:04, 27 January 2011 (UTC)
OK, thanks for telling me. ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 22:06, 27 January 2011 (UTC)

Change picture name[edit]

Hi! How can i change the picture name of pictures? FatHomer 17:03, 29 January 2011 (UTC)FatHomer

Only admins can do so. What is the name of the picture? ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 17:10, 29 January 2011 (UTC)

Many pictures like: http://simpsons.shoutwiki.com/wiki/File:RIMG0093.JPG http://simpsons.shoutwiki.com/wiki/File:RIMG0077.JPG FatHomer 17:17, 29 January 2011 (UTC)FatHomer

Oh yes. I have been working on renaming poorly named images and am getting round to those. ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 18:57, 29 January 2011 (UTC)
I've asked for the ability to move images to be added onto the rollback rights. Once this is done, I will give you rollback. Have you seen Project Images? ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 19:10, 29 January 2011 (UTC)

Good :) Yes, i have seen Project Images FatHomer 19:53, 29 January 2011 (UTC)FatHomer

Well, I have just made a massive improvement to it too. Put in a request for rollback rights soon and I will get round to it. ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 19:54, 29 January 2011 (UTC)

Why is my rollback request rejected?[edit]

Why is my rollback request rejected? One support, One neutral. Why's it been rejected? Just Wondering. Doh5678 20:41, 29 January 2011 (UTC)

There wasn't enough support. If you make another request, I will be sure to support you fully now and I will link in the sitenotice this time. ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 20:46, 29 January 2011 (UTC)
New request made. Doh5678 20:58, 29 January 2011 (UTC)

Rollback request[edit]

Here my request is. --Will k 09:15, 30 January 2011 (UTC)

Supported. Will add to sitenotice. Why aren't you on IRC? ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 09:19, 30 January 2011 (UTC)
Thanks. I'm watching TV. I probably won't be on for a while. If I am, I will only be for half an hour in 1 hour from now. --Will k 09:23, 30 January 2011 (UTC)
Also, by the way, I probably plan to do the Season 21 episode guide thing in the next couple of days. --Will k 09:24, 30 January 2011 (UTC)

My Bro. wants an account[edit]

Hi, my brother, who lives in the same house as me, wants an account. But because me and him have the same IP adress, people will think it's double accounting. Can he create one? Doh5678 09:38, 30 January 2011 (UTC)

Yes, he can have one. After all Mr. Blackadder and Cook879 are brothers. However, we have to lay some ground rules. You can not support each other's rollback requests or any other requests. If I suspect that you may actually be the same person, I will block you both. I'm sorry about this mistrust but I feel it is fair. ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 09:43, 30 January 2011 (UTC)
Thank you. He won't do that. Doh5678 09:45, 30 January 2011 (UTC)

I'm placing request for AleWi[edit]

I've asked AleWi if he wants to be rollback and he's said yes. Can you put it in the site notice. Doh5678 18:39, 30 January 2011


I was wondering if you'd be able to contact Smiley12 to get him to make me a logo, if it's not too much of a hassle or nuisance for him. --Will k 06:37, 1 February 2011 (UTC)

For Family Guy wiki you mean? ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 07:16, 1 February 2011 (UTC)
Yes. That's the one. I was thinking something like Peter Griffin's head encyclopedia-ized (like you know how Smiley did with the Ralph head?), with text under it looking like the Family Guy logo reading 'Family Guy Wiki'. --Will k 08:27, 1 February 2011 (UTC)
Can Smiley do Cleveland Show Wiki logo as well. Something like Cleveland's head wikipedia-ized. Doh5678 17:47, 9 February 2011 (UTC)

Featured things[edit]

You just need to change Featured Article and Comprehensive Article. And do you think we should change the video? It's been there for ages! --Will k 08:25, 1 February 2011 (UTC)

They are all changed monthly. Being the 1st Feb. I will change them. I didn't have time earlier as I was busy. ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 16:26, 1 February 2011 (UTC)
You also need to change the poll. Doh5678 16:36, 1 February 2011 (UTC)
Brian McClure usually deals with that. I'm waiting for him to sort that out. ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 16:38, 1 February 2011 (UTC)

Hannigan, M.F.A. Image[edit]

I've uploaded the image from Hannigan, M.F.A. It's the only Tube Town show where I haven't yet figured out what it's supposed to be parodying, so I decided to upload the image and share the link with my Gamut Chat colleagues to see if they'd have any luck with it. So the image is temporarily up there as an orphan, but it shouldn't remain so for long. If I don't have any more info in a day or so, I'm going to just make a "stub" article for Hannigan so it's done with. And of course, if you (or anyone else reading this) has any idea what show Hannigan might be parodying, please let me know as I'm stumped. Thanks! -- Mythigator 13:28, 1 February 2011 (UTC)

OK, I will make sure not to delete it. I have no ideas though. ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 16:25, 1 February 2011 (UTC)
I haven't looked at the image, but perhaps http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quincy,_M.E. ----- A Kind of Madness - King /cjc 16:54, 1 February 2011 (UTC)#
Now I've looked at the image, I can't think of anything ----- A Kind of Madness - King /cjc 17:00, 1 February 2011 (UTC)
Looking at appearance i'd say Columbo (although Columbo doesn't wear a hat) image--Cook879 16:58, 1 February 2011 (UTC)
  • MFA will probably stand for Master of Fine Arts ----- A Kind of Madness - King /cjc 17:01, 1 February 2011 (UTC)

I remember watching an episode of the old Charlie's Angels series. There was a guy, he wasn't a main character (I think he only appeared in that episode), but his name was Hannigan and he looked exactly like the Hannigan on the Simpsons. --Will k 05:45, 2 February 2011 (UTC)

The consensus at Gamut Chat is that Hannigan is a parody of Columbo, and one of the users cited some pretty compelling reasons for coming to that conclusion. The jury's still out on the question of why they called it "Hanningan", but I've now got enough information to write the article -- which I'll do Wednesday evening my time. So, in 18 hours or so, the orphan image should have a proper home. -- Mythigator 08:24, 2 February 2011 (UTC)

Yay - i was right :D--Cook879 15:40, 2 February 2011 (UTC)

Vacating position: Project Characters leader[edit]

I've decided to vacate my position of project characters leader. People can take over my position although I would prefer the community to lead with no outstanding leader. Doh5678 (Any Notices) • (My Edits) • (Wikipedia Page)

To decide you could have a poll Doh5678 (Any Notices) • (My Edits) • (Wikipedia Page)
No point with a poll. I will just post a notice on the page. Any reason you want to vacate this position? ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 21:43, 2 February 2011 (UTC)
I just want to create another project and I think being leader of three projects is too much. Doh5678 (Any Notices) • (My Edits) • (Wikipedia Page)
Can you tell me what project this is please? ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 21:55, 2 February 2011 (UTC)
It's going to be project crew Doh5678 (Any Notices) • (My Edits) • (Wikipedia Page)
OK, cool. Crew articles need work and although I make the occasional one, they need more people working on them. ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 21:58, 2 February 2011 (UTC)
I've renamed the project Project Crew & Writers. Also Template:Writer has gone screwy. Doh5678 (Any Notices) • (My Edits) • (Wikipedia Page)
We do not need that template. The Crew one will suffice. ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 14:13, 4 February 2011 (UTC)
OK. Doh5678 (Any Notices) • (My Edits) • (Wikipedia Page)
Anyway, writers come under crew so why the & Writers part? ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 14:17, 4 February 2011 (UTC)
I didn't know writers were crew. Doh5678 (Any Notices) • (My Edits) • (Wikipedia Page)
All people who work behind the scenes on The Simpsons are counted as crew members. ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 14:20, 4 February 2011 (UTC)
Oh, OK. Anyway I've changed the name back now Doh5678 (Any Notices) • (My Edits) • (Wikipedia Page)

The new templates looks really ugly...[edit]

Hi! Why can't whe have the old templates? The new ones looks really ugly. Links: http://simpsons.shoutwiki.com/wiki/Template:EpisodePrevNext This one was much nicer before: http://simpsons.shoutwiki.com/wiki/Template:Tab FatHomer 17:32, 5 February 2011 (UTC)FatHomer

The Prevnext template, the border was an accident which no one has gotten around to changing yet. The tabs though look a lot better than before and will therefore be staying. If you want to make a community vote about which templates should stay and be reverted, feel free. ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 17:39, 5 February 2011 (UTC)

The character looks also muck better with rounded edges. Where and how can i make a vote? FatHomer 17:50, 5 February 2011 (UTC)FatHomer

The blogs, Blog:Index. Just make a new post. ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 18:20, 5 February 2011 (UTC)

A question about comics[edit]

Hi! On the prev next tab on the article I Shrink Therfore I'm Small/Appearance i am going to create, should i put the previous story or the main story in the previous comic? And on the next, should i put the next story or the main story in the next number? FatHomer 14:21, 6 February 2011 (UTC)FatHomer

Urm... I am not sure as my knowledge of the comics is very limited. Sorry. ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 14:41, 6 February 2011 (UTC)

Ok, then i'll add the previous and next, not the main story. Btw, this page http://simpsons.shoutwiki.com/wiki/Search_Wikisimpsons needs a big change. FatHomer 15:08, 6 February 2011 (UTC)FatHomer

Delete userpages[edit]

Hi! Shouldn't you delete pages like these?

This comment was edited by Solar Dragon to remove dead links If you don't whant to delete them could you at least take away the templates, because they take place at the wanted templates page. —Preceding unsigned comment added by FatHomer (talkcontribs) 09:24, 7 February 2011

Ok, I have deleted them. Thanks. In future, please link to user pages the standard way, [[User:Solar Dragon]] etc. Also, please remember to sign your comments with ~~~~. Thanks, ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 16:50, 7 February 2011 (UTC)

Hi again, more pages that can be deleted: This comment was edited by Solar Dragon to remove dead links Just a thing about the links... Wont they become red-links now when you have deleted the pages? FatHomer 16:50, 8 February 2011 (UTC)FatHomer

Removed them and added a note in their place. Thanks for telling me about these. ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 16:53, 8 February 2011 (UTC)

Can you...[edit]

protect Wikisimpsons:Wall of Fame in case some IP person vandalizes it. Also can you put it in the sidebar and put the nominations page in the site notice. Doh5678 (Any Notices) • (My Edits) • (Wikipedia Page)

Also someone sent me this:

Hey dude, stop rollbacking my edits. -- 23:31, 7 February 2011 (UTC)

What does it mean? Doh5678 (Any Notices) • (My Edits) • (Wikipedia Page)

He has been changing many link names to their proper page name. this is unneeded and I have told him this. You must have undone one of his edits. ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 16:51, 8 February 2011 (UTC)
Now he/she sent me this:

I repeat: stop rollbacking my edits. I work on 4 wikia and no one ever undo my work. Do you want to be the first genius? In addiction, there are a lot of pages with wrong name, not encyclopedian names. Will you say that it's all right? -- 17:15, 8 February 2011 (UTC)

Please warn him Doh5678 (Any Notices) • (My Edits) • (Wikipedia Page)

Actually Cook879's already done it. Doh5678 17:24, 8 February 2011 (UTC)

Ahahahah poor D'oh5678, he needed to past here my conversation with him! And why he don't answer me, and he needs you to do it? Well, i don't care, it only makes me sad to see that he can not solve his problems personally. Talking about us, a redirect is created for users who, searching a page, don't know his exact name or spelling. On the other side, the site should link to correct pages. It's a logic thing. Well, since i'm not welcome, i'll leave this site. Goodbye. -- 21:56, 8 February 2011 (UTC)

Look, I'm relatively new here and I see your edits pointless. I'm not a rollback so I can't block anyone and Solar here is a steward, so he can block people. So shut up. Doh5678 22:05, 8 February 2011 (UTC)

Still not helping. ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 22:06, 8 February 2011 (UTC)
Are you talking about me. Doh5678 22:07, 8 February 2011 (UTC)
Yes. Threatening and telling users to shut up will only make things worse. It is best that you stay calm in situations like this. ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 22:08, 8 February 2011 (UTC)
Sorry. I go out of control when something annoying is said to me. I'll try and calm down. Doh5678 (Any Notices) • (My Edits) • (Wikipedia Page)