Talk:Consoles are easy

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Mainspace ready?[edit]

With the new overarching theme of ease, I think it's almost ready for mainspace under the name Consoles are easy. Is there anything I need to clarify before mainspacing? --Tepples (talk) 23:36, 11 September 2014 (UTC)

I have no objections, but I would prefer that redirects be created from Why consoles and any other titles you feel are likely. --Eighty5cacao (talk) 01:35, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
I left the "Why" phrasing in place while I was piecing together various reasons why people would consider choosing consoles from comments to various Slashdot articles, in part because I was asking myself why. But once I collected these reasons and saw what they had in common, they suggested a more "statement" title. Cracked changes article titles too; it's probably been dozens of times that I've loaded one of the day's new articles in a new tab, waited a while before reading through it, and came back to page 2 to find that the title had changed. But just as Cracked keeps the old URL when it renames an article, I'll probably point Why consoles at the final version. --Tepples (talk) 02:10, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
Acknowledged. --Eighty5cacao (talk) 16:30, 13 September 2014 (UTC)


Minor issue - no one[cn/or/weasel/etc] commonly calls it a "TLS certificate," and Wikipedia prefers "public key certificate." What should we do? --Eighty5cacao (talk) 06:13, 7 May 2015 (UTC)

I intended "TLS certificate" to mean a public key certificate whose root is in the system's set of root certificates with which to perform TLS, as opposed to a public key certificate whose root is in the system's set of root certificates with which to perform something else like code signing. --Tepples (talk) 13:55, 7 May 2015 (UTC)
I guess I'm fine with the current wording. --Eighty5cacao (talk) 17:57, 7 May 2015 (UTC)
Or, as I recently put it on Slashdot, a TLS cert is an X.509 cert with a hostname as the common name. --Tepples (talk) 03:05, 10 July 2015 (UTC)
Some browsers are in discussion about deprecating the CN field in favor of reading hostnames only from SubjectAltName. Could your definition have mentioned that field instead? --Eighty5cacao (talk) 21:07, 10 July 2015 (UTC)
Good point. I wasn't aware of RFC 2818 section 3.1. So let me rephrase: A TLS certificate is an X.509 certificate that contains a subjectAltName extension of type dNSName, as described in RFC 2818, and whose CA chains to a root in a TLS library's CA store. --Tepples (talk) 21:38, 10 July 2015 (UTC)

Earth Girls are Easy[edit]

I think this joke would belong better near the top (lede) of the article, as it is not specific to "Easy to afford." Where exactly at the top it would belong, though, I'm not entirely sure. --Eighty5cacao (talk) 00:35, 14 December 2016 (UTC)

Many Cracked articles have a conclusion/stinger that isn't exclusively related to the last (usually #1) section in the article. Is there a better way to format a conclusion? --Tepples (talk) 03:03, 14 December 2016 (UTC)
I have no specific suggestions at present. I will continue here if I think of any. --Eighty5cacao (talk) 17:42, 14 December 2016 (UTC)
To clarify, the place I was thinking of was directly below the existing hatnote, as it's not entirely obvious to me why this has to be a conclusion rather than an introductory joke. My understanding of the style guidelines established on WMF projects (as opposed to, say, All The Tropes) implies that this type of joke is less like a stub notice than a lead sentence.
That is admittedly sloppy logic, but for what it's worth, this kind of joke seems similar to the introductory quotes on our articles such as Multitier or on various Uncyclopedia articles. --Eighty5cacao (talk) 19:26, 16 December 2016 (UTC)