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User talk:Gordon Ecker

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We look forward to your contributions to the community! --Shane (T - C - E) 22:02, 24 January 2007 (CST)

First thing you did...

Trying to find the bottleneck. Did you get any Edit Conflicts? Sorry if I was a bit harsh... Shane (T - C - E) 22:31, 18 February 2007 (CST)

I didn't get any conflicts. I assumed it would be okay since the episode was over and the lock tag specified that it only applied to the main episode article. I edited the Sagittaron sections of some of the Twelve Colonies articles almost immediately after The Woman King aired. -- Gordon Ecker 23:10, 18 February 2007 (CST)
Normally, it is... However, we apparently have people who are a bit over-zealous on Dirty Hands and are causing edit conflicts, causing the server to evaluate each and every edit prior to it being submitted. While you might have not encountered an edit conflict, there are apparently 30 to 40 people who have (as we've been able to keep track of it on a server level). We've had to temporarily protect the article, and may have to do the same in the future. -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 23:18, 18 February 2007 (CST)
I'll wait longer to make edits after next episode. -- Gordon Ecker 00:26, 19 February 2007 (CST)

The non-leoben tells Starbuck she's a cylon?

You wrote in several articles that Leoben (it's not actually Leoben, it's something else) tells Kara she's a Cylon. I went back and replayed and could not find this. Do you know approximately when in the episode you heard that?--Bradtem 04:25, 5 March 2007 (CST)

Here's the relevant dialogue:
Kara: "Mama, something's about to happen, you know that thing you were trying to prepare me for, I don't know if I can do it.
Socrata: "Oh yes you can, Kara."
Kara: "How can you be sure?"
Socrata: "You're my daughter."
Leoben: "See there's nothing terrible about death, when you finally face it, it's beautiful. You're free now, to become who you really are."
Kara: "Get out Leoben."
Leoben: "You're a Cylon, I'm here to prepare you to pass through the next door, to discover what happens in the space between life and death."
It's in the final flashback around the middle of act 4. -- Gordon Ecker 19:31, 5 March 2007 (CST)


Thanks for reverting the vandalism on the Humanoid Cylon Speculation article. The annoying user has been sacked. --Spencerian 22:58, 20 April 2007 (CDT)


Just wanna drop in and say I enjoyed reading your speculations. The tid-bit about young Saul and Tigh being Baltar's father are very odd and way out there, though rather amusing. -- Veepz 02:00, 27 July 2007 (CDT)

Episode Guides

Good to see someone else writing episodes guides. But it would help a lot if you'd take a look at BW:SAC. The main point is: don't use first names unless you need to distinguish between people sharing a name. And don't use callsigns unless the action really takes place in the cockpit. If you'd take that into consideration right away, there would be a lot less work in cleaning it up and it's really not much more work when writing. :)

Otherwise, longer paragraphs are better. Generally one paragraph per scene is fine. Of course it depends on the scene length, but going by other guides, you break it down a bit too much. Aside from that, it's mostly fine :) -- Serenity 11:58, 15 June 2008 (UTC)