Talk:Stanley the Tool

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It seems there is a limit on how much you can write; I wanted to add two more paragraphs (achievements and battle style), but I couldn't :(

--Welf von Ehrwald 09:59, 8 April 2009 (UTC)

Weird! That shouldn't be. I'll try and figure it out.  :(

--Balder 12:14, 8 April 2009 (UTC)

Following error message appears:
"Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 20971520 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 64 bytes) in /var/www/wiki/includes/Hooks.php on line 35"

--Welf von Ehrwald 12:51, 8 April 2009 (UTC)

I've gotten that error a few times myself. It's not an error as to how much you can have in the Wiki, and I don't think that it has to do with how much you can edit at a time. Honestly? I don't know what would cause it. I'd almost think server-side. --OniExpress 13:21, 8 April 2009 (UTC)

I updated the memory allocation for php on the server so this shouldn't happen anymore. Let me know though if it does and I'll look deeper.

Strange; when I press "Show preview" the error message above appears; when I press "Save page" the messsage "Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 20971520 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 30720 bytes) in /var/www/wiki/includes/LinksUpdate.php on line 62" appears. But the changes are saved.

--Welf von Ehrwald 16:34, 8 April 2009 (UTC)

pastiche of George W. Bush?

Y'know.. cuz.. duh ;D

... Don't see it. --Xewleer

Neither do I. I think it should be removed; it seems like whoever added it was grasping at straws, hoping to find something else that could be counted as a mockery of a hated real-world figure. Kinda reminds me of that TV Tropes article "Everyone Is Jesus In Purgatory," except here, it's "Every Moron Has To Be George Bush." -- 21:06, 8 December 2009 (UTC)

Wait, we're removing the possibility of allusion to another incompetent, big eared, political leader, but leaving in the idea that he could be a reference to Stan Lee, the creator of many Marvel Comics, based on... having the same name? That seems more of a stretch to me. - No one in particular

Removed three 'possible' references: Stan Lee, Stanley Laurel, and Sir/Earl/Baron/King Thomas Stanley. While many Real World References include some strange random guessing, Stanley is just too common a name and we could easily fill page after page with guesses. Stan Lee is out until Stanley says "Excelsior!" "no prize," or "true believers," Laurel is out until he hangs out with a guy named Hardy (who may or may not make people walk the plank). The best of the three was the old dude, because he betrayed a King, but is cut because he used every title EXCEPT Lord (unless you count Lord High Constable), and as a "King," he was clearly a Royal. User:Commander I. Heartly Noah
Regarding the "old dude" - Lord Stanley is exactly how he was known to both his contemporaries and to historians, and how he was known at the time of his extremely famous betrayal (his many honours springing from it). "Lord" is a generic title that covers the whole spectrum of titled aristocrats, most used by the most junior (mere Barons) - I don't think we know what it connotes formally in Erfworld. It is a speculative association: this Lord Stanley didn't gain supreme power by his treachery - his stepson became a king. Never-the-less, anyone with even a slight familiarity with the Wars of the Roses will make the association. This isn't Wikipedia - must we not have speculation? -- 09:13, 21 June 2010 (UTC)
Also, trivia time, one descendant of the old dude, while governing Canada, provided a trophy for Amateur teams of the nascent sport "Ice Hocky" known as "Lord Stanley's Cup". Apparently this "Stanley Cup" (actually a punch bowl) is still being awarded over 100 years later. Obscure!

Propose: move to Stanley, and make Stanley the Tool the redirect

Page names should not include character titles, because titles may change. Reasoning explained here :) -- Erk 20:57, 5 May 2009 (UTC)

I don't think we should do it. Reasoning explained here -- Muzzafar 07:31, 6 May 2009 (UTC)

"Stanley the plaid" name origin

I think that, now that we know how Wanda manipulated Stanley, the name "Stanley the Plaid" probably came from "Stanley the Played". Should it be mentioned as a Speculation?

Worth noting that Saline IV was also played. Menlo Marseilles 00:55, 27 May 2009 (UTC)
If you like. --Kreistor 01:16, 27 May 2009 (UTC)
Not to be insensitive, but in what dialect does "plaid" sound like "played?" In America we say "Pladd." Where is Balder from? - Commander I. Heartly Noah June 4 2009

Canon misfire?

didn't mean to put up a Canon section, I was just trying to put the quote and the strengths & weaknesses at the top, but not the *very* top, and I couldn't manage it. - Commander I. Heartly Noah June 4 2009