lol --Hotadmin4u69 [TALK] 11:39 Jan 31 2010


I saw this in the recent changes and thought maybe you could put it to use or something. Dunno. Good luck on this by the way. Don't know if it was obvious from my last comment, but I like it so far; good luck with the picture formatting. I'd help you out with that right now, but I'm tired and going to bed. Cheers! --Hotadmin4u69 [TALK] 12:07 Jan 31 2010

This report does need a Physics section. And it would be nice to link it to the rodent-abuse from the Biology part. But I can't think of anything yet. On the other hand, if you have an idea. --Sog1970 20:39, January 31, 2010 (UTC)

You could have him enrolled in a class called "Gerbil Physics", where he yet again abuses rodents. --Hotadmin4u69 [TALK] 23:44 Jan 31 2010

formatting Edit

Give me a quick Idea of what you're looking for here. The pics rowed down the right like hayes? I believe we can do that.--DRStrangesig5 Sherman Fingertalk  12:25, January 31, 2010 (UTC)

Oops, hope I didn't just screw you up with an edit conflict! I just changed the color codes to match the crest.--DRStrangesig5 Sherman Fingertalk  12:45, January 31, 2010 (UTC)
The box/table format being used is incongruous with the code used to flank the pics in Hayes/Barbie/etc. That's over my head. I suppose the pics can be dropped into the table in a far right column but that might affect the "report card" look of the piece.--DRStrangesig5 Sherman Fingertalk  13:46, January 31, 2010 (UTC)

Hi, thanks for looking. If the table won't fit in the format. Is it possible to make the top banner white with a black, squarer edging - like it might have been in 1905? That way we could maybe put the box underneath separately and match the pictures to the subject somehow. Sorry I'm such an idiot about such things, this is because i am an idiot.--Sog1970 13:55, January 31, 2010 (UTC)

Go to my Practice Page and use the square box template code for "Private Eye". You can see where to drop in the color codes for the border and background. Basic ones you can just spell out, white/black/red/etc. That format requires using the "big" code as many times as possible to get the right font size.--DRStrangesig5 Sherman Fingertalk  14:13, January 31, 2010 (UTC)

Cheers.--Sog1970 14:14, January 31, 2010 (UTC)

Looking better already. Nice work!--DRStrangesig5 Sherman Fingertalk  16:41, January 31, 2010 (UTC)

Thanks. Two last questions. Both about the box at the top. Is there any way to make sure that it comes out the same size as the report below, do you think? And why can't I alter the size of the words? Oh, and are the fonts on your practise page the only ones available? i feel the need for something heavy and gothic. that's three questions --Sog1970 16:46, January 31, 2010 (UTC)
Here's the same box template but it's using the easier to control font code. The other requires that you keep adding addition "big" and "/big" on each side of the word(s) until it's large enough. Example: LIKE THIS. The code below will allow you to simply add in a font and line size value. As for the fonts themselves, those examples were swiped from Wikipedia and "tested" here - as you can see, some work and others simply revert to the standard font. Whenever you put in a color or font type that this system doesn't recognize, it reverts to default. Go to my practice page liberally! Stuff be there!
Combo The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog

This particular template has a width designation (1000px for full page width) and it's length is dependent on what you put inside it.--DRStrangesig5 Sherman Fingertalk  17:03, January 31, 2010 (UTC)

Other little things Edit

Bold the "grades font". Would be cool if you could get realistic looking signatures from all the teachers too but that's quite a little project. Consider some kind of border or seal for the bottom too. You could put some fancy schmancy border at top and bottom of the report if you want to get fancy. Looks good! --DRStrangesig5 Sherman Fingertalk  19:30, January 31, 2010 (UTC)

Border sounds great. How? I have an idea about the Signatures, but I'm not sure if it'll work. I'll try --Sog1970 20:40, January 31, 2010 (UTC)

UH OH! Edit conflict! I was just converting the font to typewriter style ;-) --DRStrangesig5 Sherman Fingertalk  20:42, January 31, 2010 (UTC)
Just shoved it through..tee hee! Check out what it looks like in that font, just for kicks. OK, I'm messing with your page now.....--DRStrangesig5 Sherman Fingertalk  20:45, January 31, 2010 (UTC)
I wondered why that had happened. i like it. I know I've put all the signatures in the same writing font but I think it works too. May look for a couple more though--Sog1970 20:49, January 31, 2010 (UTC)
It's looking better and better. I was thinking the same thing about the script text for the signatures being all the same and not looking good but I think it's OK. Maybe throw a little curveball in with comic sans for Mengele maybe. It's all good.--DRStrangesig5 Sherman Fingertalk  21:15, January 31, 2010 (UTC)
Good idea. I've now been at this off and on for so long I no longer know whether it's funny or not. Plus I must have written thousands of school reports over the years, maybe it's just going to amuse other teachers. Find out on PEE, I guess. --Sog1970 21:17, January 31, 2010 (UTC)
I know exactly what you mean. After awhile you sit there and wonder if you just wasted all this time on something that's below par. In my particular frame of mind right now, I probably don't have the concentration for anything over a paragraph. I've barely even read this article because I was concentrating on the formatting.--DRStrangesig5 Sherman Fingertalk  21:57, January 31, 2010 (UTC)
I put it up for PEE just to see if some third party thinks we've been wasting our time or not. I still like the idea of a fancy border, so I'll check out your practise page again, some time tomorrow. I am now officially knackered and slightly drunk. Robala sentle --Sog1970 22:35, January 31, 2010 (UTC)
I'm right behind you. I don't have any borders on my page though. All you need is an image file of a nice, long, rectangular one. You can find them online. All else fails I can make something in Compositor. It has a full range of ornaments and stuff. My treat helping, this is all your baby.--DRStrangesig5 Sherman Fingertalk  22:40, January 31, 2010 (UTC)

This article's doing pretty well on stumbleupon at the moment - 20,000 hits by their count, and still plenty more people coming, about 1% of the site's traffic is this page :) Spang talk 20:33, 16 Feb 2010

Thanks. Never heard of it, but I'll have to check it out now. --Sog1970 22:16, February 16, 2010 (UTC)

The age of Hitler? Edit

This article states the date as 1905, and is also called "Little Hitler's School Report". However, since Hitler was born in 1889, he would have been a teen nearing the end of puberty. Therefore, it is implausible to call Hitler "little". So can someone fix that issue? Thanks.

Wiki yam (talk) 04:02, January 25, 2015 (UTC)

That would indeed seem to be a "nonsense number" (or carelessness), which should be corrected, even though this is a Featured Article. Dates that aren't credible (typically 1337 BC) put the reader's guard up, and we like his guard to be down so we can serve him real crap. However, author Sog1970 still visits from time to time, and I'd depend on him to see this conversation and fix it if he sees fit. Spıke Ѧ 04:18 25-Jan-15