Battlestar Wiki talk:Chiefs' noticeboard

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Any ideas on where we should link to this? I'd like it to be available for folks that need admin help to access (without having to figure out who is an admin, or which admin would be active during a given time period). --Steelviper 13:34, 30 January 2006 (EST)

I think on the main page in the little "The Wiki" box would be a good place and probably also on Battlestar Wiki:Welcome, newcomers. I'll wait for some more opinions before enacting that, though. By the way, SV, good idea to make this page. I was considering asking if there was some Admin discussion page I should know about now that I've got my silver sherrif's star. --Day 23:54, 30 January 2006 (EST)
You already have a silver star? Damn the alcohol -- I thought it was a steel handled mop I ordered! I mean... nice to hear that you got the star. :-) Joking aside, perhaps we can put a link on the left navigation menu to the noticeboard? As you can see, I toyed around with it earlier today (actually, Monday -- which was yesterday, now that I think of it). -- Joe Beaudoin 00:21, 31 January 2006 (EST)
I guess a link the the community box would be ok... although it would rob "Community portal" of half of its content. (I'll try to brainstorm on some content for that page.) Day's link locations would be fine as well (though I'm not sure how many people really use the Welcome page). I did get the idea for this page from Day. He mentioned something about missing a "meeting" while he was off mopping. I realized we didn't have anyplace to meet so he could have something to miss. --Steelviper 09:03, 31 January 2006 (EST)
Well, it would... right now. I'm kind of at a loss to exactly do with the portal myself. -- Joe Beaudoin 09:24, 31 January 2006 (EST)


What makes an article an "orphan" page?--Ricimer 15:18, 30 January 2006 (EST)

In order to qualify for the Special:Lonelypages (orphan page) you have to no links directed to you. Some common examples of legit orphans include some of the disambig pages (like Apollo and Athena). They can have links coming off of them and still be orphans (like the disambig pages). Orphan pages would be difficult to locate as you could only find them by browsing by category, or by typing their exact name. The orphan list will never hit zero, but it's a good place to look for neglected articles that aren't referenced by anything. --Steelviper 15:38, 30 January 2006 (EST)

Red Info Box

Hey, uh... Guys... Can us admins edit the red info box? If so... where's it stored? --Day (talk) 23:28, 19 March 2006 (CST) box? What? --The Merovingian (C - E) 23:30, 19 March 2006 (CST)

Right now, it's entitled "Internationalization". In the past, we've announced important votes (spoiler policy), etc. there. --Day (talk) 00:44, 20 March 2006 (CST)
Wow. Sorry for the delay on this. That's MediaWiki:Sitenotice. It's protected so only admins can edit it. So yeah, you can edit it. --Steelviper 11:28, 6 April 2006 (CDT)
Good to know. Thanks. --Day (talk) 23:18, 6 April 2006 (CDT)

Barnstars The Star of Kobol

I thought of this a while ago and it never really took hold, though I don't remember why. I mentioned it to Peter and he pointed me at Wikipedia's Barnstars. Anyway, I thought it would be neat to have some kind of official-ish kudos system. To recognize long-established, quality contributers. I would like to call it the Star of Kobol since that was kind of the Medal of Honor of TOS. Peter and I then came up with a slew of rather silly award names. For instance, a series of "awards" for those who are prone to biting newbies: The Number Six "So Beautiful... So Fragile" Award (bronze), the William Adama "Nothing Else For it, Then" Award (silver), and the Laura Roslin "If I Want to Throw a Baby Out an Airlock, I'll Say So" Award (gold). Maybe that last is not such a good idea. *wink* Anyway, what do people think of my initial idea and should we just have one kind of catch-all award, or should we specialize the way Wikipedia has with their barnstars? --Day (talk) 02:06, 5 April 2006 (CDT)

I take full credit/blame for the dead baby business. A couple other ideas we tossed around:
  • The Golden Mop, to be awarded to the admin with the highest delete count
  • Galen Tyrol's Wrench of Death (from Flight of the Phoenix), for tedious edit tasks (like the humano-cylon -> cylon agent or mini-series -> miniseries business)
--April Arcus 02:10, 5 April 2006 (CDT)
As in the GTA's on the messageboards, I would favor more "Official" sounding names than the personalized ones. I.e., on Star Trek wikis, I'd be honored to received a Christopher Pike Medal of Valor (note; in Star Trek you can actually get more than one of these). But more "official" sounding ones are cooler. --The Merovingian (C - E) 02:15, 5 April 2006 (CDT)
Obviously I like the idea. I think it'd be great to recognize contributors, especially in areas of need (like Laineylain and Misco's transcript efforts, or Grafix's comprehensive TOS spell/grammarcheck). --Steelviper 08:07, 5 April 2006 (CDT)
I tend to like more in-universe sounding ones (like the Star of Kobol), too. However, we can debate the precise names later, if we even want to have more than one award. Alternitively, we could give citations along with the Star... Like one might get the following (with pic added) on their user page: "Awarded the Star of Kobol on the sixth of April, two thousand six for meritous service in the area of petty and tedious editing tasks." That would be, say, Mini-Series > Miniseries. That way, we wouldn't have to be creative with a bunch of "medal" names and we could still sound kind of military-esque. --Day (talk) 23:23, 6 April 2006 (CDT)

Damn, these are funny. I like the Golden Mop for us admins...keeps us on our toes in terms of maintenance we should be doing as a matter of course. Stars of Kobol for users, I think, although I admit I haven't opportunity to see what the Barnstars on Wikipedia do, so... --Spencerian 10:23, 15 May 2006 (CDT)

On Being Old

I was just going through all the administrator's user pages to see if there was some new format I could stealadapt for my page when I came upon a slightly-depressing relevation:

I'm the only administrator who's actually watched the Original Battlestar in its first-run airing (and remember it). No repeats. Like, live and stuff. Like, when cable TV was still a dream for half the country. And I had just saw "Star Wars" in the theaters a few months before that. Hell, I even remember seeing a first-run episode of the original "Star Trek." Not that being older doesn't has its perks...but, damn, what an age gap. :) --Spencerian 10:29, 15 May 2006 (CDT)

Wikipedia's Battlestar Wiki logo to be deleted

According to Wikipedia, Image:BattlestarWiki.png will be deleted on February 4th unless the proper licensing is included. DrWho42 11:34, 2 February 2008 (CST)

I've provided the licensing and rationale. :) So... ah-ha! -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate - Battlestar Pegasus 12:14, 2 February 2008 (CST)