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Podcast talk:Rapture

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Kudos, and an edit conflict

Excellent work! You do a much better job of filtering out some of the clutter than I did when I began. I did run into an edit conflict saving my verification changes, but I think our change in the teaser overlapped (the italicizing of Galactica) so I think we're ok. You might want to double (triple?) check me, though. --Steelviper 15:05, 5 February 2007 (CST)

You're right that the only thing I ever changed in the teaser today was the italicization of Galactica (which is not a terribly important issue), so if you reapplied that, you're OK. Thanks for the kudos BTW, I should probably tell you, though, that English is not my native language, that's why I sometimes don't know more obscure words and run whatever I think to hear through dictionary.com. Sometimes the word I thought to hear actually exists (much to my surprise) and makes sense in context (an even greater surprise), but if I'm not that lucky I dramatically misspell the word and dictionary.com fails on me, so I have to put "(unintelligible)" for a word that I hear pretty well, but which I simply don't know. That's why it always helps to get a native speaker go over it and get the exotic words right.
BTW, I expect to finish up this one tomorrow, then I'll start verifying your work on TaB.
BTW2, isn't it possible to somehow lock down a podcast article? That would be very useful, since with people committing massive additions in one piece, edit conflicts are quite likely to occur. --Catrope 15:23, 5 February 2007 (CST)
Well, I suppose if I was feeling like abusing my mod powers I could "protect" a podcast, preventing anyone but mods from editing. However, that doesn't really solve the problem, just limit the scope to other mods. The BW:POD page has been the best defense, and just knowing that once somebody has started into an act it's best not to edit that act until they mark it complete. As long as people use the "section" edits instead of the overall "article" edit button the chances of conflict are about as small as you can hope. Fortunately this is pretty lightly trod turf, and outside of a small circle of users you'll rarely see people editing while you're in progress anyway. As for obscure words... even as a native speaker I'm sometimes challenged by RDM. I usually encounter at least one word per podcast that either I'd never heard before ("trope" was today's new word for me) or at least astounds me at its obscurity. So we may bump into each other over at dictionary.com sometime. --Steelviper 15:35, 5 February 2007 (CST)
What about something similar to Wikipedia's major edit templates? -- Gordon Ecker 20:57, 5 February 2007 (CST)
Maybe we could add a template saying "This podcast is in the process of being transcribed. Before editing, please refer to the BW:POD page"? --Catrope 08:36, 6 February 2007 (CST)
Come to think of it, every podcast should have a "Do not edit before listening to the podcast at least twice" header, or something of that sort. --Catrope 08:42, 7 February 2007 (CST)

Ambiguous bit

There was this bit you 'corrected' that didn't make sense to me:

all these great tactics that the boys came up with that ultimately we weren't unable to do
I would say "were unable" or "weren't able" make more sense, it's hard to tell them apart and it doesn't really matter, but this is a double denial.

Is this a mistake on your part or did you really here "weren't unable"? --Catrope 08:51, 6 February 2007 (CST)

That's really what I heard at the time. We just write down what we hear (grammar correction costs extra, you know...). However, on second (third? fourth?) listen, I can see how I might have heard that, but you're right. I switched it back to "ultimately we weren't able to do". --Steelviper 07:31, 8 February 2007 (CST)

Outstanding Links

Some outstanding and clever links in act 4. I'm not sure if many people will ever fully appreciate them, but they're great. I especially loved some of the Kara destiny stuff that referenced back to the previous episodes and images. --Steelviper 07:31, 8 February 2007 (CST)

Yeah, I really had the wiki feeling yesterday evening. I especially liked "complicated by so many other things". If you want the ultimate linking brilliance, read the end of Flashlight (credit to Kahran). And about the image stuff, I was actually closely involved in that discussion, so I knew where to find the links. --Catrope 09:01, 8 February 2007 (CST)