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So... I'm calling out to all you shits with the pop-out nicknames... They're really bloody annoying OK?... generally you find that your last sentence has resulted in your signature just clipping itself off the end of the page, so that when you over the mouse over the expander... Woo, FREE EPILEPSY TEST.

So basically what I'm suggesting is that we heartily recommend people stop using the damn things! --Prof. Olipro Icons-flag-gb KUN (W)Anchor Op Bur. (Harass) 17:39, 2 May 2007 (UTC)

Just imagine they're like those pens you turn upside down to make the lady's swimsuit disappear. But, y'know, instead of a girl, a chubby nerd. --Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 18:29, 2 May 2007 (UTC)
Opening my bag o' laughs. Bravo, MO! -- herr doktor needsAgear Rocket [scream!] 18:35, 2 May 2007 (UTC)

I side with OlioPro. Them kinds of sigs annoy the hell out of me too. -- di Mario 20:03, 2 May 2007 (UTC)

That's why I never followed that sig trend. --General Insineratehymn 22:59, 2 May 2007 (UTC)
Here here. Sig trends ftl *ahem* ...>.>... Ceridwyntalk contribs arc2.0 03:37, 03 May 2007
Me too, also. As well. Modusoperanditalk contribs 03:44, 3 May 2007 (UTC)
THE GHELAE SIG FAD! Lt. High Gen. Grue The Few The Proud, The Marines
Shhhh! This is not the sig trend you are looking for! /waves hand Ceridwyntalk contribs arc2.0 04:12, 03 May 2007
Oh, Oli's talking about some other sig thingy. Crawhus » Sir Modusoperandi Big Giant Head and User!» 04:36, 3 May 2007 (UTC)
'Other' sig thing? I only see one sig thing here. Those nasty roll over pop-out ones. Uh-huh. /nods emphatically. Ceridwyntalk contribs arc2.0 06:26, 03 May 2007

FU OLI! -- Tinymooose.gif » Sir Savethemooses Grand Commanding Officer ... holla atcha boy» 22:18, 2 May 2007 (UTC)

Yeah... you probably shouldn't look at the title on my user page either -- Prof. Olipro Icons-flag-gb KUN (W)Anchor Op Bur. (Harass) 23:16, 2 May 2007 (UTC)

My sig expands. But because it's so awesome none of you can see it. —Braydie 23:01, 2 May 2007 (UTC)

That was your excuse last night too. —rc (t) 23:04, 2 May 2007 (UTC)
You stole my joke, ruffian! -- herr doktor needsAgear Rocket [scream!] 23:06, 2 May 2007 (UTC)
HAHAHAHA —Braydie 23:10, 2 May 2007 (UTC)
damn... that joke just can't be topped. -- Prof. Olipro Icons-flag-gb KUN (W)Anchor Op Bur. (Harass) 23:17, 2 May 2007 (UTC)
That's what I told you to tell Rcmurphy last night, isn't it? -- Brigadier General Sir Zombiebaron 23:17, 2 May 2007 (UTC)
You mean Ghelae... and also "haha" -- Prof. Olipro Icons-flag-gb KUN (W)Anchor Op Bur. (Harass) 02:36, 3 May 2007 (UTC)
What bugs me is people with flags in their sigs. It's, like, they're all "Oooo! Look at me! I'm from some place!". Of course, my psychiatrist says I'm just lashing out...but screw him! --Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 06:32, 3 May 2007 (UTC)
What I hate is people with "perand" in their sigs. That combination of six letters just makes me want to kill. I suggest you change your sig at once Modus! --Strange (but) Untrue  Whhhy?Whut?How? *Back from the dead* 07:33, 3 May 2007 (UTC)
Perand is Yiddish for "Six letter combination that annoys Strange but untrue". Uncanny. --Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 08:10, 3 May 2007 (UTC)
That's quite a lot of meaning for your money. I shall have to learn this "Yiddish" of which you speak. --Strange (but) Untrue  Whhhy?Whut?How? *Back from the dead* 17:49, 3 May 2007 (UTC)
  • Sorry to take this conversation back to non-BHOP levels, but I think I know what causes the free epilepsy test on some of the expanding sigs. It's if there's no space in the sig, it does it, but if anybody bothered to just leave a space in their sig, it'll just wrap onto the next line. –—Hv (talk) 19:24, 3 May 2007 (UTC)
Which makes it impossible to click on the parts of the sig that are wrapped. Either way, it's still annoying. --The Acceptable Thinking cap small Cainad Sacred Chao (Fnord) 01:03, 4 May 2007 (UTC)
Not impossible at all - just a little tricky. Click one letter or two before the sig. Hover over the sig - it expands. Hit tab until you are over the link you want. Hit enter. Or, hit ctrl-enter to open it in a new tab. Aaaah, the perils of being mouse-addicted. I remember the old days, when the only mouse we had was inside the case, and the computer smelled like burned hair and pee all the time....course you young whipper-snappers wouldn't remember those days....the interweb came in the mail, and you had to return it after a few days like netflicks....and monitors came in three shades - green, black, and will only scare a few of you, but I still have a couple of t-bars and terminators laying around....and not the guvnator ones either! Bone_F_clear.png Sir Famine, Gun Petition » 05/7 00:39
Yes... because that's a perfectly reasonable ritual to go through obviously :\ -- Prof. Olipro Icons-flag-gb KUN (W)Anchor Op Bur. (Harass) 06:16, 7 May 2007 (UTC)
I think we need to adopt a Terry's Chocolate Orange policy on this: Tap and Unwrap. Well not really, I just wanted to make the bad joke. --Strange (but) Untrue  Whhhy?Whut?How? *Back from the dead* 07:55, 4 May 2007 (UTC)

Well I say, at the end of the day, a true master is recognized by what is left away. A reputation cannight be based on eye floss alone. It is earned through hard work and drinking all others under the table craftsmanship. A humble sig goes with perfectly together with a renowned rep. -- di Mario 00:00, 6 May 2007 (UTC)

sry fer the superfluous 'wiv' above. I am well on my way to craftsmanship. -- di Mario 00:03, 6 May 2007 (UTC)

At least there aren't any multiple instances of it within any given sig. --Ж Kalir, Wandering Hippie Salesman 00:26, 6 May 2007 (UTC)

You mean like a telescopic signature? Actually that does sound quite coo.... Ahem. I mean: Remember kids, just say no. --Strange (but) Untrue  Whhhy?Whut?How? *Back from the dead* 08:21, 6 May 2007 (UTC)

It's not as bad as it could be

Trust me.
Cthulhusmiley  "awesome"     SPANG!!     "mind blowing"  Cthulhusmiley
GUN KUN DUN talk! contribs! logs! articles! js! random colours! CUN OUN MUN
Spang »
08:59, 6 May 2007 (UTC)
Time for a howto on howto steal Spangs Ultra annoying in_your_face popup sig ? Vosnul 11:23, 6 May 2007 (UTC)

ARGHHHHHH!!!!!!! Brigadier Sir Mordillo Icons-flag-il GUN UotY WotM FP UotM AotM MI3 AnotM VFH +S

What does it look like? I don't get to see it! Aargh! --Strange (but) Untrue  Whhhy?Whut?How? *Back from the dead* 12:56, 6 May 2007 (UTC)
Lucky you! It made me blind. And it's buggy too. I couldn't get it to go away for a few seconds. I had to restart my computer. It also exploded. And I'm dead now. Fooled you! Ha! But seriously, please don't use it. --AtomDsig.png 13:31, 6 May 2007 (UTC)

Snowman! --Ж Kalir, Wandering Hippie Salesman 17:11, 6 May 2007 (UTC) Oh... go for the Iraq arguement? "it's not as bad as it could be" it's still fucking awful... that's just armageddon -- Prof. Olipro Icons-flag-gb KUN (W)Anchor Op Bur. (Harass) 06:18, 7 May 2007 (UTC)

12 px

Since we're all here bitching about sigs: We've still got a bunch of people breaking lines by going over 12px, generally using <sup> and <sub> tags. Personally, I'd like to hold us to at least the 12px rule.

In general, is it time we set some fairly hard & fast rules about sigs? Spang's above scares the hell out of me when I think of the possibilities... Bone_F_clear.png Sir Famine, Gun Petition » 05/6 19:31

But without <sup> and <sub> we wouldn't the whole Ghelae sig-stealing phenomemon /cry! If someone can hack the button code (and by someone I mean Spang) so they are smaller I'd be more than happy to comply. Incidently I couldn't see Spang's atrocity either on this computer :(( Ceridwyntalk contribs arc2.0 09:26, 06 May 2007
/me rubs eyes in disbelief at Famine not telling everyone to comply or be banned. :-) Ceridwyn, you've had a good run with a Ghelae-sig - making up a new one is fun too. The 12px rule is why my "Strange" has ended up so delightfully slanty. --Strange (but) Untrue  Whhhy?Whut?How? *Back from the dead* 22:25, 6 May 2007 (UTC)
No making up a new one is a time-consuming, brain-melting experience. If I have to, I'll just revert to my old one. But its nothing like as fun :( See! (ok so I tweaked it a bit) --> ~ Dame Ceridwyn ~ talk DUN VoNSE arc2.0 11:25, 06 May 2007
Much sexier, indeed. The old (new?) one looks like a row of strawberry pudding on a supermarket shelf. -- herr doktor needsAgear Rocket [scream!] 00:08, 7 May 2007 (UTC)
A) Yes, it does mean an end to the Ghelae sig-stealing trend.
B) Your new one actually is far more pleasing to the eye. It's got class and tact, even it it's owner doesn't. :)
C) As much as I would like to, I can't ban everyone...well, for a second time... So I decided to put it to y'all nicely.
Bone_F_clear.png Sir Famine, Gun Petition » 05/7 00:30

I see what you did there! Funny, one minute pop out signatures were being villified, and suddenly all us Ghelae-copying people are in the firing line... Hmmm ;P
Who says I don't have tact and class? ;)
However, the lighter touch was appreciated, at least by one. I far prefer the gentle suggestion to the banstick.
I think you might be right, this new one is growing on me. Though I want exactly the same (if not more) attention as I used to get with the button one!!! ~ Dame Ceridwyn ~ talk DUN VoNSE arc2.0 08:48, 07 May 2007
I'm still keeping mine. --General Insineratehymn 00:39, 7 May 2007 (UTC)
Way to spoil my "nice guy act". Couldn't you let me pretend for at least a day or two? I'm so upset I even forgot my sig the first save round! Bone_F_clear.png Sir Famine, Gun Petition » 05/7 00:44
Maybe I can make a Ghelae style sig that's really, really tiny? If you've noticed in a lot of the topics where people post huge, huge text, I've posted tiny, tiny unreadable ones. --Crazyswordsman...With SAVINGS!!!! (T/C) 04:46, 7 May 2007 (UTC)

You do realise I'm talking about people with signatures like Famine's... the button ones are alright -- Prof. Olipro Icons-flag-gb KUN (W)Anchor Op Bur. (Harass) 06:19, 7 May 2007 (UTC)

Fu oli. -- Tinymooose.gif » Sir Savethemooses Grand Commanding Officer ... holla atcha boy» 06:34, 7 May 2007 (UTC)
Yeah, wtf do you know, n00b? Bone_F_clear.png Sir Famine, Gun Petition » 05/7 21:32

I combine button sig with expanding sig and <sup> tags. A. N. Otherpongo (Parp!/SB/Grueslayer/VFD//»Mieow!) 15:17, 7 May 2007 (UTC)

How awesome! It's like wearing as Sailor Moon using a Darth Vader helmet with spock ears. -- herr doktor needsAgear Rocket [scream!] 15:21, 7 May 2007 (UTC)

Are we talking normal-sized pixels here or the jumbo variety ? -- di Mario 16:30, 7 May 2007 (UTC)

Uh, Sig Rules?

In general, is it time we set some fairly hard & fast rules about sigs? Spang's above scares the hell out of me when I think of the possibilities... Bone_F_clear.png Sir Famine, Gun Petition » 05/7 21:32

Maybe you can just test by placing them between lines and see if the sig overflows or create blanks. -- herr doktor needsAgear Rocket [scream!] 21:45, 7 May 2007 (UTC)

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Cimo, citis, cit, cimus, citis, ... -- di Mario 19:36, 9 May 2007 (UTC)

Much as I'd like to get all hot and bothered, Insineratehymn's sig doesn't bother me much. It does create a gap above, but at least on my browser it's really tiny. Of course, I will also not be bothered if you administer your own brand of slightly less gentle hint on him, Famine! --Strange (but) Untrue  Whhhy?Whut?How? *Back from the dead* 22:33, 7 May 2007 (UTC)

I concur. The gap my sig creates is so small that it's hardly noticeable. --General Insineratehymn 01:22, 8 May 2007 (UTC)

I'd love some sig rules. Not too big, not too obnoxious, must contain at least your username somewhere. If not, I'll just have to try and knock up something worse than what I put above and have it as my actual sig. Spang talk 12:47, 08 May 2007

So, something like:
Must uniquely identify you, contain some part of your nick, not exceed 12px high, and not exceed 30 characters long, (expanded) not including time/date stamp?
Bone_F_clear.png Sir Famine, Gun Petition » 05/8 02:07
/me counts on fingers and toes...eeep! I can't fit it all in in 30! /cries. ~ Dame Ceridwyn ~ talk DUN VoNSE arc2.0 03:16, 08 May 2007
Dunno about the length thing - it surely depends on character sizes etc etc. Not to mention severely restricting creativity. --Strange (but) Untrue  Whhhy?Whut?How? *Back from the dead* 07:17, 8 May 2007 (UTC)
Agreed. --Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 07:32, 8 May 2007 (UTC)
And then you get pictures which contain words (not looking at anyone in particular :P ) does that count as only one 'character' ? Frankly I'm in favour of freedom of sigs, providing they don't push the limits of sensibility (a la Spang's abomination or the epilepsy inducing pop out ones, which quite frankly I just don't roll over anymore, its not like I honestly care who is writing anything!) ~ Dame Ceridwyn ~ talk DUN VoNSE arc2.0 07:54, 08 May 2007
Pictures with words in --Strange (but) Untrue  Whhhy?Whut?How? *Back from the dead* 15:42, 8 May 2007 (UTC)
They're called image macros. A. N. Otherpongo (Parp!/SB/Grueslayer/VFD//»Mieow!) 17:00, 8 May 2007 (UTC)

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I like famine's rules, except maybe the length one, I could live with them being a little longer than 30 characters. Maybe 50 maximum. It'd be like a PATRIOT act for sigs, giving us the power to contain sigs that are a threat to uncyclopedia. Not that we can't do that anyway, but we get to have an act. Something like Uncyclopedia:Signatures could give instructions (which people always ask for) along with the rules, and a warning that having a bad sig makes people hate you. Spang talk 08:35, 08 May 2007

Did you hate me because of my Ghelae sig? :(( ~ Dame Ceridwyn ~ talk DUN VoNSE arc2.0 09:35, 08 May 2007
No, that's like saying you hate a country because you hate its president! I just have a natural hatred for ghelae sigs. It doesn't reflect anything on the user of said signature. Spang talk 02:31, 09 May 2007
Well I was kinda fishing for something a bit nicer than that, but that will do :P And yeah, who would hate a country just because of their president >.> ~ Dame Ceridwyn ~ talk DUN VoNSE arc2.0 02:43, 09 May 2007
Heh, I'm quite resistant to compliment-fishing, for the most part. You'll have to try harder than that :) Spang talk 03:02, 09 May 2007
/me bats her eyelashes. better? ~ Dame Ceridwyn ~ talk DUN VoNSE arc2.0 03:12, 09 May 2007
Eh, I generically picked 30 because it looked a little longer than my sig, which I feel is a bit long as it is. I have no real attachment to that number. And it's not like we can't be fascist dictators and change it later if need be. The real issue is how we measure length. If we do it by character, we run into the fact that many fonts sizes depend on what character is used. For example:
How do those look to people? Are they the same size? On my screen, they are in the edit window, but when rendered in the default page font, they definitely are not the same size.
How about: If your entire expanded sig+images+timestamp is longer than the line below, it's too long.
Will that work? Or is it browser/font dependent? That's 55 Xs, for those who are curious.
Bone_F_clear.png Sir Famine, Gun Petition » 05/8 21:25

Shouldn't we be using M's technically? Since this is teh intarwebs and all. X is so Medieval. Em is the wave for the future! Observe:
see? ~ Dame Ceridwyn ~ talk DUN VoNSE arc2.0 02:43, 09 May 2007
Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 21:31, 8 May 2007 (UTC)
~ Dame Ceridwyn ~ talk DUN VoNSE arc2.0 09:35, 08 May 2007
herr doktor needsAgear Rocket [scream!] 21:36, 8 May 2007 (UTC)
Test passed. You won't touch mine!
General Insineratehymn 22:14, 8 May 2007 (UTC)
Strange (but) Untrue  Whhhy?Whut?How? *Back from the dead* 06:58, 9 May 2007 (UTC)
-- di Mario 19:35, 9 May 2007 (UTC)
yup. Easy-peasy.
Looks like a good length to me, perhaps a few milimetres leeway would be acceptable though. You could always have the limit be in centimeters and make people measure their screen to get it right.
It should be noted that it's also possible to make your timestamp small, which should help reduce size. Spang talk 02:31, 09 May 2007
Indeed :) ~ Dame Ceridwyn ~ talk DUN VoNSE arc2.0 02:43, 09 May 2007
Yes, how do you do that without too much faffing about? Some sort of Js thing? --Strange (but) Untrue  Whhhy?Whut?How? *Back from the dead* 06:58, 9 May 2007 (UTC)
Well I have <span style="color:#FF3399"><small>{{subst:#time:h:i, d F Y}}</small></span> in my preferences after the sig link...coz Spang told me to ^_^ thats how I get a small timestamp. And of course it makes it pink too, so feel free to cut that bit out :D ~ Dame Ceridwyn ~ talk DUN VoNSE arc2.0 08:01, 09 May 2007
I'm against formal length restrictions (blah blah creativity etc). I think most of us have reasonable sigs at the moment, and n00bs who don't fall into line can be mocked mercilessly until they comply. --Strange (but) Untrue  Whhhy?Whut?How? *Back from the dead* 06:58, 9 May 2007 (UTC)

You all are whinin' like a bunch of Liberals. Who the fuck cares? SpacerSpacerPremierTomMayfairChe RedPhone Unsoc Hammer and sickle 19:38, 9 May 2007 (UTC)

I don't care, and neither should anyone else. Provided a sig is sensible, I-don't-give-a-fuck. A. N. Otherpongo (Parp!/SB/Grueslayer/VFD//»Mieow!) 17:09, 10 May 2007 (UTC)
Die communist scum! Arrrr! -- Prof. Olipro Icons-flag-gb KUN (W)Anchor Op Bur. (Harass) 00:34, 11 May 2007 (UTC)


-Han Solo (High Gen. Grue) Comlink Grueslayer
Lt. High Gen. Grue The Few The Proud, The Marines
WHEE PAH!!!!!!!
sannse@Wikia (talk) 11:40, 14 May 2007 (UTC)
Bring back the gay sigs is what I say.
I'm in the clear.


As Spang suggested, I copied some of the above ideas to this page. And added the required quota of penis references. Please comment below, should you feel so inclined. (Yeah, it somewhat sucks and is not fully flushed out. I'm running away from the interweb due to a massive thunderstorm which is currently rattling my windows, so that's all you'll get for now.) Bone_F_clear.png Sir Famine, Gun Petition » 05/11 01:20

Looks good, short and sweet. The signature rules page is ok too. ^_~ ~ Dame Ceridwyn ~ talk DUN VoNSE arc2.0 01:43, 11 May 2007
PENIS! Looks good, but the 55 character rule may impose some problems on users who keep getting awardsies and stuff /me ogles MO's line of awards and mumbles something about antisemitism and penises ~Jewriken.GIF 10:08, 11 May 2007 (UTC)
/me blames the paranoid hebrew for nominating me, sometimes. Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 10:37, 11 May 2007 (UTC)

So, out of curiousity, does my sig "clearly identify me"? I don't want to be breaking these new rules we're setting up.--<<Bradmonogram.png>> 14:44, 14 May 2007 (UTC)

Hmm... sorry, but absolutely not. I just see a small green blot. But you can blame my myopia and the fact that I'm too cool for wearing nerdy glasses. -- herr doktor needsAgear Rocket [scream!] 15:21, 14 May 2007 (UTC)
(/me whispers. "It's a booger." Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 17:25, 14 May 2007 (UTC))
ΛΛΛ!!! -- herr doktor needsAgear Rocket [scream!] 18:47, 14 May 2007 (UTC)
Sorry. It's a cross like the one Nicholas Flamel had on his tomb. It's a alchemal drawing that's used heavily in the anime Fullmetal alchemist. One of the characters in this anime is called "Fuhrer King Bradley". I'm sure all of this would be more obvious if it wasn't just 12 px high....<<Bradmonogram.png>> 19:14, 14 May 2007 (UTC)
Fullmetal alchemist? So you're, what, twelve? What next, TMNT? Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 19:27, 14 May 2007 (UTC)
If you'd seen the anime, you'd know it's not exactly for 12-year-olds... though it's about 12-year-olds, so I guess your criticism is valid. /me goes into a corner to brood... and maybe to cut himself. What a freaking emo!<<Bradmonogram.png>> 20:54, 14 May 2007 (UTC)
Actually, you brought an interesting topic, this 12px stuff. See, the brain in my sig is slightly higher than 12px (yet I can't tell the exact size as we can just set the horizontal dimensions of a picture in mediawiki). But neverthless it still doesn't create gaps between lines, because it's vertically centered: it slightly overflows both above and bellow the line, taking the extra pixels without causing harm. -- herr doktor needsAgear Rocket [scream!] 19:33, 14 May 2007 (UTC)

Now that I'm back from an impromptu vacation, here are my long-tardy replies:

Brad - I'd say that your sig clearly identifies you - nobody else has a booger alchemical cross as an icon. Should someone else come along and try that, we break out the hot iron and thumb screws. And as long as you're not changing it on a weekly basis, I'd say it fits the bill. Now, if it looked like this Tinymooose.gif » Sir Savethemooses Grand Commanding Officer ... holla atcha boy», I'd say that it didn't clearly identify you.
NeedABrain - it might be slightly more than 12px, but it's close enough that we'd never really notice unless you pointed it out. Now fix it before I ban you. Dumbass... :)

There aren't too many sigs that I've seen here which are way out of line. There are a couple which contain some name completely unrelated to the user, and a few who have either gone far overboard with the <sup> and <sub> tags, or which lack the class to avoid spamming in every conceivable award and rank. But by and large I'd say that 95% of sigs already pass this test.

Why put this in place then? Because every month that passes we get more people, and the sooner we clamp down on these...distractions, for lack of a better word, the less angry users we have to pacify. I don't really relish fighting battles with 50 users with sigs like Spang's above. It's like sterilizing your child, instead of disciplining their children when they prove incapable of it themselves. Bone_F_clear.png Sir Famine, Gun Petition » 05/14 21:44



To specify image height you can use (width)x(height)px. I don't know if there's a way to specify only height, but you can just set the width limit to a high number and let the image be constrained by the vertical dimension specification. Per esempio, just set sig images to 100x12px.

NeedABrain's current sig image: BrainSign
NeedABrain's sig image at 12px height: BrainSign

rc (t) 22:13, 14 May 2007 (UTC)

Now tell me where do you get this precise 12px measure? See the lorem ipsum test above. It's a square (20x20px) image, currently resized to 18px - I can make it shorter, but I really don't see why the 12px limit when it still fits the line height with a little more pixels - without making the image entirely unrecognizable. Anyhow, I'm not rebelling - you tell me and, if we didn't reach an agreement, I will have to change the picture because the 12px version is unadmissible. -- herr doktor needsAgear Rocket [scream!] 23:32, 14 May 2007 (UTC)
Oh, I wasn't saying you need to change yours necessarily - I was just using your image as an example to show how to constrain images to specific heights. I don't see that yours is causing any formatting problems. —rc (t) 23:47, 14 May 2007 (UTC)
I tested with several sizes. The gap at the bottom line persists even with 12px, so it's not the picture what's causing it, probably just the timestamp. Okay, if everybody agrees, I'm reverting to the previous version. -- herr doktor needsAgear Rocket [scream!] 23:50, 14 May 2007 (UTC)

As long as it's just a guide that we can wheel out when people are annoying us, it's probably for the best. So long as it doesn't use its powers for evil. After all, with great power comes great... umm, power cuts? Big wall-sockets? I dunno. --Strange (but) Untrue  Whhhy?Whut?How? *Back from the dead* 23:23, 14 May 2007 (UTC)

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