What staff told you is correct. I set it through the mobile main page a few years ago. Originally the search results there were taken from Promote. Then that feature broke.
When promote on the mobile main page was introduced, my memory is that the text/image should have been populated from the old Promote feature where possible. The results were a bit haphazard. I think think the image could have been anything from a badly stretched visualization image to Wiki.png to a fandom logo. I remember I was helping another wiki with theirs and decided to check ours. I can't remember exactly what was there, but it was broken. So I reset it; and for lack of any better options I probably just decided to resize the main page slider image to fit.
I like the new one you chose.
In terms of the text... does the current search result match what you found on the mobile page? It doesn't now, but I don't know if you changed it. I suspect it was originally from the Promote page.
Yeah, there's no history for mobile changes (in contrast with the spirit of a wiki), so there's no way to see what came before.
I haven't changed it, but the mobile description currently reads "Muppet Wiki is a collaborative encyclopedia for everything related to Jim Henson, Sesame Street, and The Muppets."
While the search results on community.fandom reads "With more than 25,000 pages and 75,000 pictures, Muppet Wiki is a collaborative, comprehensive encyclopedia for everything related to Jim Henson, Sesame Street, The Muppet Show, and the Muppets Studio. We have pages for the shows, the movies, the characters…"
Then likely I tried to change it at the same time as I uploaded the image (I can't imagine anyone else ever did). Assuming I changed it at the same time as the image, "heavy caching" would be a distinct understatement.
Search was originally pulling from Promote directly; the mobile main page section was an attempt to give admins a way to change it again.
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Hi Scott. That's a 1970 Australian EP, so it's over with the International singles. We only have the Summit version of the album itself; maybe we've just never found it, but it's a bit weird to me that Scepter/Festival would release the singles but not the full album....
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Hey, I noticed you posted a photo of the Sesame Street 1 - Original Cast Cassette Tape on the Sesame page. Can you give me more information about that? I listened to it as a kid and have been searching for the cassette tape version (not the record) for about 17 years. eBay has nothing.
That said, I did not own that album as a cassette, so if I posted a picture I found it online somewhere. Possibly discogs or another record database if it has never appeared on ebay. For example, there is an entry for the cassette here.
I see now. I'm sorry - I didn't check the international releases. Yes, that was added by me in 2010. But I don't remember where I found it.
Ebay is honestly the most likely source for a cassette. I used to search international ebay as well as the regular one so perhaps it was on ebay.ca and that's why you did not see it? Alternately it may have been on one of the music databases instead (although I mostly used them to track down 45s and 8tracks), or possibly even a "vintage toys" collector site. But whatever it was it's not likely it is still available 9 years later.
I'm sorry I can't help more with finding it. If you are not especially tied to that cover, you might have more luck keeping an eye out for the Australian (axis/summit) version; those seem to turn up slightly more frequently.
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