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Robots for redirection pages
Redirection pages are generally considered ugly; but uglier yet is a missing redirection. In the German version we have quite a few pages with suboptimal names which won't get fixed because after the move the clicked links would be redirections. It would be cool if there was a robot which would take care of this and update the links to pages which were turned into redirections; like this ("old name" being a page which was renamed to – and now redirects to – "new page"):
The visible text should not be affected (with the possible exception of the simple link w/o adjustment of the visible text). Possibly there is such a robot already, because the reduction of redirections might be a quite common need. Such a robot could run once a week and take care of all new redirections only. Would this be possible? --Tobias 17:33, 3 June 2009 (UTC)
Battlestar Pegasus Site
Hello, I dont know if this is even the correct place for this, but I remember that Joe ran the Battlestar Pegasus Fanfiction site, or had something to do with it, and I was wondering why it was down. When I click the link or type in the saved link to the page with my story on it, it shows as a blank white page with nothing on it.
If the site has been shut down, I would like to ask that I be able to retrieve my story and all relevant ship/character information from the different pages.
Again, I am very sorry if this is the wrong place, but I am looking for any information.
Mercer, the site is now up. However, I do have plans to change the website over, since it never really lifted off as well as I'd hoped. -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate - Battlestar Pegasus 18:29, 15 September 2009 (UTC)
Yes, thank you very much. What do you mean by change the website over?
Hey there! Despite the fact that, to this site, I'm relatively new, I've edited on Wikia for a while beforehand. Now, both Wikia and Wikipedia use something called "IRC", which stands for "Internet Relay Chat". More information can be found on the Wikipedia page for such a thing. Basically, it's a chatroom, that allows discussion over Wiki matters to be easier and quicker, a place for private conversations, and a place where relationships with other users can be strengthened. Admins and selected users could have something called an "op" status, which would allow vandals/trolls to be kicked/banned/muted and whatnot in the channel. Other users could have voice, to show that they're trusted and stop them from being muted. Freenode is a big and good server for this - this is the one Wikia/Wikipedia users. If you'd like me to set up a channel, please do respond. All channels have a # prefix, so this could be something like #battlestar-wiki or something. If you already have one, and I've merely missed it, I apologise. Cheers! :) --SILAS (talk)
Alright, in response to the first point; you don't need to have everyone together; people can just join as and when they wish. If you don't want to make Wiki wide decisions in an IRC channel, which I can see where you're coming from, that's no real issue. It's not really a chatroom for random chatting, but can be used to find quick answers to coding issues, continuity issues, canon issues, etc. Also finding out if someone else has access to a source you'd like information from for an article. That's all I've really to say. :) --SILAS (talk)