I'm going to conclude it's April Fools.:

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1 GameChainsaw31st Mar 2012 03:46:00 AM from sunshine and rainbows!
The Shadows Devour You.
...and surmise that this is the reason the sites greeting page has gone screwy.
In uffish thought
Nice job, people-who-made-it-happen. It's amusing and all, whilst being unobtrusive. It's a fuction to go to /InsertRandomNamespaceHere/HomePage, I take it?

Edit: What is Po.Home Page? Is "Po" short for "Poetry"?

Edit #2: We have a Yoda home page!?

Edit #3: Alright, who created ElmerFudd.Home Page?

edited 31st Mar '12 3:58:22 AM by Telcontar

3 Flanker6631st Mar 2012 03:57:37 AM from 30,000 feet and climbing , Relationship Status: You can be my wingman any time
Blake be Praised
A++, would be fooled again.

In all seriousness, I absolutely love the Pirate "translation" and I wish more pages were "translated" as such.
Locking you up on radar since '09

Time is everything; 5 minutes make the difference between victory & defeat. — Horatio Nelson
Raven Wilder
I don't know how many versions of the Home Page there are gonna be today, but so far my favorite is:

Welcome, good sirs, to TV Tropes!

Come on in, we'll show you the ropes!

~

What is this about?

This wiki is, without a doubt,

a catalog of the tricks of the trade

for writing fiction and giving of aid.

We dip into the cauldron of story,

whistle up a hearty spoonful without worry

and splosh it down right in front

for you to eat and wash down with a grunt.

~

Tropes are conventions and devices

that a writer can rely on without rising prices

as they are present in the audience's expectations.

On the whole, tropes are not clichéd complications.

The word clichéd means "stereotyped and trite".

In other words, dull, the audience's blight.

We are not looking for entries that bore.

We are here to recognize tropes and much more

play with them, too, not to make fun

of everything interesting under the sun.

~

The wiki is called "TV Tropes"

because that is where we started, before outreaching scopes.

Over the course of a few years, this encyclopedia

has crept out to include all types of other media.

Tropes transcend television.

They exist in real life, as we will be quick to envision.

Since art does its best to life reflect,

tropes are likely to show up everywhere with respect.

~

We are not a stuffy encyclopedic wiki spectacular.

We're buttloads more informal (we use the vernacular!).

There Is No Such Thing as Notability, and no citations needed.

If your entry doesn't grow by magic, consider warnings heeded.

It will just wither and die, a trope still theoretical.

But it will still be available through the index (all alphabetical).

We encourage breezy language and original thought

(and won't mind to the occasional snark, so don't get distraught).

~

Click in the menu on "Troperville"

on the upper left of any page if you will

to find the places where tropers can gather

and write what they want and blather and blather.

~

Go on, have fun. We'll give you some credit.

We'll be along soon, we just have to click "Edit."

edited 31st Mar '12 4:23:31 AM by RavenWilder

"It takes an idiot to do cool things, that's why it's cool" - Haruhara Haruko
Space Wizard
As far as I remember the pirate version of the homepage has been around for quite some time before, but (most of) the others seem new.

edited 31st Mar '12 4:35:28 AM by Lock

Programming and surgery have a lot of things in common: Don't start removing colons until you know what you're doing.
6 Madrugada31st Mar 2012 04:40:59 AM , Relationship Status: In season
Zzzzzzzzzz
Most of them have been around for at least a year or so. The Laconic and Haiku are brand new, because those had originally pointed to the page that described the Namespace, so they were rewritten in the last week to be translations.

And in answer to "how many are there?" Well, there are more than a dozen and fewer than fifty.

edited 31st Mar '12 4:43:17 AM by Madrugada

...if you don’t love you’re dead, and if you do, they’ll kill you for it.
In uffish thought
Actually, looking at the history pages most of them have been around since at least some time last spring/summer.

And the one in Quenya is my new favourite.
Space Wizard
...and we have Madrugada posing as Fighteer.

I must admit that took me a while to realise.
Programming and surgery have a lot of things in common: Don't start removing colons until you know what you're doing.
Oh, come on, she's hardly posting as Fighteer. What would Fighteer do?
"You fail to grasp the basic principles of mad science. Common sense would be cheating." - Narbonic
10 SeptimusHeap31st Mar 2012 04:59:13 AM from Valle di Muggio, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
Tadpole
Ah, and didn't Eddie post as Tangent?
11 GameChainsaw31st Mar 2012 05:01:25 AM from sunshine and rainbows!
The Shadows Devour You.
I admit I initially thought we'd been hacked. Albeit in hilarious style.

edited 31st Mar '12 5:01:36 AM by GameChainsaw

Space Wizard
[up][up] Yep, but apparently Best Of, ccoa, Ironeye, Fighteer and Bobby G haven't got the memo (yet), they're still themselves.

[up] I thought Eddie had messed up the styling once again.
Programming and surgery have a lot of things in common: Don't start removing colons until you know what you're doing.
13 Madrugada31st Mar 2012 05:08:32 AM , Relationship Status: In season
Zzzzzzzzzz
More likely, they aren't awake or online yet.
...if you don’t love you’re dead, and if you do, they’ll kill you for it.
Ooh, I like switching the avatars for the mods. Last time everyone's avatars got changed to Sparticus or whatever, which (while hilarious) was way too confusing.

edited 31st Mar '12 5:19:57 AM by Discar

So.... Are we allowed to write Yoda/Pira/Fudd etc. versions of regular pages, as long as we keep them on the appropriate namespace?
Space Wizard
[up][up][up] So, is anybody going to have the honors of playing Eddie for a "day"? Found the answer myself.

[up][up] Actually they got switched several times, among them also Tweety and a Stormtrooper. But Spartacus was indeed the most hilarious one.

edited 31st Mar '12 5:33:16 AM by Lock

Programming and surgery have a lot of things in common: Don't start removing colons until you know what you're doing.
17 SeptimusHeap31st Mar 2012 05:44:33 AM from Valle di Muggio, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
Tadpole
ccoa just showed up as blackcat in TRS.
18 Madrugada31st Mar 2012 05:46:56 AM , Relationship Status: In season
Zzzzzzzzzz
Catbert: If you want to. For trope pages, they could also be made in the Self Demonstrating namespace.

And if you think it's bizarre seeing it out here in the forums, let me assure you that the mod thread where we discussed doing it and then set it up is hilariously confusing to read right now.[lol]

edited 31st Mar '12 5:50:21 AM by Madrugada

...if you don’t love you’re dead, and if you do, they’ll kill you for it.
19 shimaspawn31st Mar 2012 05:52:14 AM from Here and Now , Relationship Status: In your bunk
We've been planning this for a while.
Reality is that, which when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.

-Philip K. Dick
20 Madrugada31st Mar 2012 06:01:37 AM , Relationship Status: In season
Zzzzzzzzzz
^ Understatement.tongue

edited 31st Mar '12 6:01:48 AM by Madrugada

...if you don’t love you’re dead, and if you do, they’ll kill you for it.
21 ccoa31st Mar 2012 06:04:32 AM from the Sleeping Giant
Ravenous Sophovore
Even knowing it was coming I have to keep reminding myself that that^ is not Fighteer inexplicably talking like Mads.
Waiting on a TRS slot? Finishing off one of these cleaning efforts will usually open one up.
22 Ozbourne31st Mar 2012 06:11:18 AM from The Minus World , Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
8luh 8luh.
[lol] Amusing.
The statement below is true.
The statement above is false.
23 blackcat31st Mar 2012 06:18:04 AM , Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
I'm having the same confusion but, in a fun way.
We never go any where without our swords and boas.
24 Madrugada31st Mar 2012 06:18:49 AM , Relationship Status: In season
Zzzzzzzzzz
As am I. The "voice" doesn't match the gingerbread and my brain is going "TILT!" But I'm also finding it fascinating, how clearly different each mods' "voice" is.

edited 31st Mar '12 6:20:15 AM by Madrugada

...if you don’t love you’re dead, and if you do, they’ll kill you for it.
25 CaissasDeathAngel31st Mar 2012 06:27:03 AM from Dumfries, SW Scotland , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
House Lewis: Sanity is Relative
Great stuff!evil grin

It's amazing how much we actually instinctively identify posters from their gingerbread.

I approve of all of this! Especially of the Swedish Chef home page.
My name is Addy. Please call me that instead of my username.

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