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Scifipedia

Hey, Joe, if you look over at the Quorum, you'll see the discussion on how Sci-Fi's very own Wiki has been stealing some of their info from us here at Battlestar Wiki. --BklynBruzer 21:22, 24 October 2006 (CDT)

On GTalk

I'm here... --Shane (T - C - E) 18:30, 31 October 2006 (CST)

Cool. I'll be on, well, when I'll be on. Which might be shortly. -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 18:46, 31 October 2006 (CST)

Regarding the questions section

"Questions - yet again, this section is for questions -- not possible answers to questions!"

It just doesn't make any sense. A questions section without answers has no real purpose. I've seen speculative material posted over and over again at that section. Some questions are pertinent, but there are others which can be easily answered and shouldn't be there.

The problem was that people went too far with it, especially at the beginning of Season 3. There were lots of trivial questions and overly lenghty replies. Also back and forthing where other people replied with counter arguments and questions, leading to lots of fanwanking and baseless speculation and opinionating. Very annoying to read.
To me, the current solution feels restrictive too, but otherwise it's hard to draw a line on what to allow and what not. However, I agree that some questions have answers that could easily be explained within the context of the episode and without speculating much (like deducing Helo's or Kat's rank from their pins). Still, it's better than what went on before. --Serenity 07:16, 9 November 2006 (CST)
As Serenity points out above, people went too far with the questions section. We're an encyclopedic reference, not a message board. Firstly, much of our episode guide format is derived from the Lurker's Guide to Babylon 5 (an excellent resource that pre-dates even Wikipedia), and we use its methods as a guide to our own episode guide. Secondly, any answers to questions given in the episode can be placed in either the analysis or notes sections, which is the more pertinent place for answers. Also, in general though, may I suggest that you comments of this nature to the Wikipedian Quorum, since this is more a general question and not specifically a question I should (alone) answer. Thank you. :-) -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 09:17, 9 November 2006 (CST)
I see. Makes prefect sense now. Thanks ! --User:MAIA

Advertisements

Joe, I'm happy to see that the site is back up. I see that you've implemented some animated GIF advertisements. Shane and I had previously discussed some other alternatives. Is there a currently open discussion on site support? --April Arcus 16:06, 11 November 2006 (CST)

Peter: Battlestar Wiki talk:Site support/Proposals. -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 00:12, 12 November 2006 (CST)

Squid Server

To do it, I need to shut down the site for two days as I be testing out configs. Hopefully one shot and it will work, but you never know. Shane (T - C - E) 18:42, 13 November 2006 (CST)

Well, since we're going to need it... when did you want to start? -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 18:52, 13 November 2006 (CST)
Tomorrow. I'm going to do it during the day so people can test it. Shane (T - C - E) 00:13, 15 November 2006 (CST)
Sounds like a plan. -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 00:51, 15 November 2006 (CST)
I have the squid server in-place and ready to go online at a moment notice. holding back a bit so we can see if the timeout of MySQL does the trick. Also prevented stats from running on Friday's. Shane (T - C - E) 13:25, 17 November 2006 (CST)
Great! Always nice to have a backup plan! -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 15:15, 17 November 2006 (CST)

In Lieu Of

"In lieu of" means "instead of". I think the expression you're looking for is "in light of". --April Arcus 17:48, 21 November 2006 (CST)

Yes, that's the expression I was looking for. I wondered where it had got to. ;-) Thanks for the catch! -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 17:51, 21 November 2006 (CST)

Hi again from Wikia

Hi Joe,

I saw the discussion about hosting, it sounds like you decided to try something else for now. Best of luck with the adbrite tools. If it is of any value, we'd be happy to discuss hosting you with the following if you ever change your mind

  • Ads only on content pages for registered users (not on talk, history, edit, etc) if that makes the site cleaner and faster loading.
  • Offering attribution, Youtube, easier photo uploading (try our image button), polling, mapping and a bunch of other extensions that have improved functionality
  • Links from the wikia home page to help you grow

That said, I respect the desire to build what you have, so best of luck with a great site - I'm a fan of the show and of your work.

Gil @ Wikia

Hi Gil! Thanks for your kind words! My team and I will look into the features you've mentioned above. You also mentioned something about a link from the Wikia home page. We can still do this, if you'd be willing. Basically, we would add you to our "Friends" box on our main page and you can link to us from the Wikia main page. Would this be feasible? Obviously, if something changes, I'll let you know. Thank you, again. -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 10:24, 30 November 2006 (CST)


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Scifipedia

Hey, Joe, if you look over at the Quorum, you'll see the discussion on how Sci-Fi's very own Wiki has been stealing some of their info from us here at Battlestar Wiki. --BklynBruzer 21:22, 24 October 2006 (CDT)

Hi again from Wikia

Hi Joe,

I saw the discussion about hosting, it sounds like you decided to try something else for now. Best of luck with the adbrite tools. If it is of any value, we'd be happy to discuss hosting you with the following if you ever change your mind

  • Ads only on content pages for registered users (not on talk, history, edit, etc) if that makes the site cleaner and faster loading.
  • Offering attribution, Youtube, easier photo uploading (try our image button), polling, mapping and a bunch of other extensions that have improved functionality
  • Links from the wikia home page to help you grow

That said, I respect the desire to build what you have, so best of luck with a great site - I'm a fan of the show and of your work.

Gil @ Wikia

Hi Gil! Thanks for your kind words! My team and I will look into the features you've mentioned above. You also mentioned something about a link from the Wikia home page. We can still do this, if you'd be willing. Basically, we would add you to our "Friends" box on our main page and you can link to us from the Wikia main page. Would this be feasible? Obviously, if something changes, I'll let you know. Thank you, again. -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 10:24, 30 November 2006 (CST)
Those are some really cool features, perhaps we could look into implementing a few of them here. I still have lots of concerns about moving to Wikia however, there would be a big increase in adverts on the whole wiki and of course if the site got popular enough to make a profit, you wouldn't see a penny of that Joe. I worry about the overall loss of control. The only real benefit is an already existing massive database of users already signed up and the advertising on a popular site. --Mercifull (Talk/Contribs) 11:40, 30 November 2006 (CST)

Welcome

Thanks for the welcome --Trödel 10:45, 6 December 2006 (CST)

Requested Pages

Joe, I don't think you should create requested pages if you don't have anything to fill them with. The red links encourage people to start articles - they don't see that nothing's there, they have no reason to contribute anything. --April Arcus 01:43, 14 December 2006 (CST)

The {{requested}} tag however adds things to the Community Portal, which people can then see to add pages for. By adding the requested tag things are actually listed rather than only appearing on the "broken links" page --Mercifull (Talk/Contribs) 03:50, 14 December 2006 (CST)
Special:Wantedpages serves the same function, and is the better choice, IMO. --April Arcus 14:00, 14 December 2006 (CST)
Actually, the reason for requesting (as opposed to merely linking and thus having to deal with the "red link" effect) is for the benefit of Battlestar Wiki:Tasks. -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 17:30, 14 December 2006 (CST)
And why is this worth losing the red links? --April Arcus 06:00, 15 December 2006 (CST)
I think that having a list of pages wanted on the community portal might entice people to actually create those pages rather than wading though the red links. The majority of the red links are French anyway or direct links to images. --Mercifull (Talk/Contribs) 06:47, 15 December 2006 (CST)
As Mercifull rightfully points out, a majority of the red links are mainly links in articles being translated, as well as defunct image and talk pages that do not exist yet. Also, Special:Wantedpages isn't particularly user friendly for those uninitiated in the ways of the wiki, and I say that viewing the wantedpages listing using a "customer" or non-technical user POV. The wantedpages feature on Mediawiki is very much structured to be used by the veterans or wiki-inclined. The ultimate goal is to make things as user friendly as possible. Any articles that really need to be created are deeply buried in the 700+ red links on that page. On a related note, I've noted that Memory Alpha's RC page has a brief task list at the top. I feel that we would only benefit from having something similar as well. -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 15:54, 15 December 2006 (CST)

In response to the above discussion, I've started the Red Link policy discussion at the Think Tank. Please post any comments to the appropriate talk page. -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 17:31, 15 December 2006 (CST)

Thanks for the Welcome

Thanks for the welcome Joe. Thanks for an amazing wiki and Battlestar source! It was this awesome wiki that actually inspired me to start a new wiki. TARDIS 15:09, 18 December 2006 (CST)

Hi TARDIS! Have a link to the wiki? -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 15:55, 18 December 2006 (CST)
Its the Red Dwarf wiki http://reddwarf.wikia.com. We're fast approaching 100 articles! TARDIS 19:43, 19 December 2006 (CST)

Show/Hide

Is there a problem with the show.hide function? I trie dot add it to the Video game page and it works in the preview but not in the actual article? --Mercifull (Talk/Contribs) 04:19, 19 December 2006 (CST)

I think javascript is disabled by default for most articles. That may be the issue. --Steelviper 07:37, 19 December 2006 (CST)
Odd, it seems to work fine for me. I'll look into it. -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 15:26, 19 December 2006 (CST)
Does your browser have javaScript enabled? -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 15:43, 19 December 2006 (CST)

New Admins Needed?

What's you're feeling on the admin count? I've got my eye on a potential candidate, but wondered if there was currently a need to recruit some. --Steelviper 10:28, 22 December 2006 (CST)

O_o --Serenity 10:44, 22 December 2006 (CST)
We have, what--three admins on leave? Might make sense to add one more. --Spencerian 10:38, 22 December 2006 (CST)
Man... it seems like forever since the last RFA. I barely remember how those go. If the consensus is to add one I'd most likely work up the RFA page after Christmas, possibly even after the new year (just so it doesn't seem like we're trying to "sneak" it through). --Steelviper 10:42, 22 December 2006 (CST)
I have no issue with this. Actually, with Day on (seemingly) indefinite leave, we may need to find someone to fill his spot. -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 11:57, 22 December 2006 (CST)
Yeah, I've been wonering what happened to Day. --BklynBruzer 19:06, 23 December 2006 (CST)
I'll be back once my internet installed Jan 4th at my new place, but time is going to be limited due to job. So I am going to stay LOA, but still be around until everything is settled. Shane (T - C - E) 22:43, 23 December 2006 (CST)
I guess the consensus is it's time for a new Mop Boy? --BklynBruzer 00:21, 24 December 2006 (CST)

Gtalk for a sec

About the blog. Shane (T - C - E) 16:39, 5 January 2007 (CST)

Account

Emailed the invite to your address in your profile Joe. --Fordsierra4x4 14:22, 7 January 2007 (CST)

Speed

Actually I wrote that when Season 3 started and I guess there were too many people coming all at once. It's a little slow on the night of premires, but I haven't had any problems for a few months. Thanks for asking, I just took that bit out of my profile. I was thinking about taking it out yesterday actually GMo >:M:< 16:13, 9 January 2007 (CST)

Which may be expected. Hopefully, that won't be so much the case when the show resumes its first run airings. Anyway, thank you for the feedback! :-) -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 18:53, 9 January 2007 (CST)
 ;=) Shane (T - C - E) 19:31, 13 January 2007 (CST)

AdBrite

I'm waiting for the zones. I moved the file to skins/custom/AdBrite.php and updated "code" for the diffferent sizes. Shane (T - C - E) 19:31, 13 January 2007 (CST)

should have 'em in the next 20 minutes. -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 19:34, 13 January 2007 (CST)
Wrong typing... (never good when watching football..) I need the updated code for the sizes of ads. I have a "switch" setup. :-) Shane (T - C - E) 19:37, 13 January 2007 (CST)

Spenc's Sysop Tag

You removed it. :-) Shane (T - C - E) 20:12, 13 January 2007 (CST)

Playboy Cover

I know we discussed this when creating the polices of the media site, but what about the new cover of Playboy? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Shane (talk • contribs).

Well, haven't actually seen the cover yet... Got a link? -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 19:12, 15 January 2007 (CST)
Yeah... get me on GMAIL Shane (T - C - E) 19:13, 15 January 2007 (CST)
BSG + Playboy = OMFG YES! (Also I'd like to see this link too >.>) --BklynBruzer 00:37, 16 January 2007 (CST)
I saw the pics on the interweb the other day. Me and Shane decided that Grace Park needs to do it next ^_^ --Mercifull (Talk/Contribs) 03:19, 16 January 2007 (CST)
Grace already did Maxim. Some very nice pictures --Serenity 14:07, 16 January 2007 (CST)
Since I am (Sadly) in the dark, who did it this time? --BklynBruzer 05:53, 16 January 2007 (CST)
Tricia Helfer (Six). --Talos 06:01, 16 January 2007 (CST)
Not that she's not in the buff elsewhere, but this is, well canonical. ;) Oh, since we have used the covers of the official BSG magazine, it's likely we can use this cover for the same fair use principles. --Spencerian 09:18, 16 January 2007 (CST)
Lol Spence --Mercifull (Talk/Contribs) 09:52, 16 January 2007 (CST)
Just did a bit of researching and located the pics... HOLY FRAK. --BklynBruzer 13:36, 16 January 2007 (CST)
Yep, great, huh? ;) --Talos 13:44, 16 January 2007 (CST)
I saved them, in case further research is needed --Serenity 13:46, 16 January 2007 (CST)
You too, eh? Also I nominate Katee Sackoff to do the next BSG Playboy shoot. --BklynBruzer 13:59, 16 January 2007 (CST)
I'm voting for Grace Park or Nicki Clyne. --Talos 14:51, 16 January 2007 (CST)
Nicki Clyne is a great choice, and one I wouldn't immediately have thought of. I'd also like to put Lucy Lawless' name (and body) in the running. --BklynBruzer 22:22, 20 January 2007 (CST)
Already uploaded the Playboy cover. It's on hte Tricia Helfer page now. :) Shane (T - C - E) 14:43, 16 January 2007 (CST)

Presence Required on Gtalk

n/t Shane (T - C - E) 19:00, 20 January 2007 (CST)

We need the more RAM. :-) Shane (T - C - E) 03:25, 22 January 2007 (CST)
Sent in specs.Had to create a new ticket. Want to change the ticket permissions? Shane (T - C - E) 13:21, 13 February 2007 (CST)

I updated the logo just cause I will be @ work from 6:30pm to 7am tonight. Enjoy BSG tonight. :-) Shane (T - C - E) 14:43, 28 January 2007 (CST)

Also... page me if there are any problems tonight. Shane (T - C - E) 16:26, 28 January 2007 (CST)
But we don't have 2000 articles yet ;) *quickly deleted some to lower the count* --Serenity 16:36, 28 January 2007 (CST)
Woohoo! :> --Spencerian 19:38, 28 January 2007 (CST)
Woo, yay and whatnot :D --Mercifull (Talk/Contribs) 02:57, 29 January 2007 (CST)

Battlestarwiki españa

Hi, first you have to excuse my poor english but iam a spanish native speaker. I tried to contact with shane in BSW España, but i recieved no answer. I have some questions about that wiki. --Baltar Gaiolas 21:03, 15 February 2007 (CST)

Hi, no problem. Actually, Shane just replied to you here. -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 21:05, 15 February 2007 (CST)


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2k Logo

I updated the logo just cause I will be @ work from 6:30pm to 7am tonight. Enjoy BSG tonight. :-) Shane (T - C - E) 14:43, 28 January 2007 (CST)

Also... page me if there are any problems tonight. Shane (T - C - E) 16:26, 28 January 2007 (CST)
But we don't have 2000 articles yet ;) *quickly deleted some to lower the count* --Serenity 16:36, 28 January 2007 (CST)
Woohoo! :> --Spencerian 19:38, 28 January 2007 (CST)
Woo, yay and whatnot :D --Mercifull (Talk/Contribs) 02:57, 29 January 2007 (CST)

Battlestarwiki españa

Hi, first you have to excuse my poor english but iam a spanish native speaker. I tried to contact with shane in BSW España, but i recieved no answer. I have some questions about that wiki. --Baltar Gaiolas 21:03, 15 February 2007 (CST)

Hi, no problem. Actually, Shane just replied to you here. -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 21:05, 15 February 2007 (CST)

.com

Goes no where. ;-) Shane (T - C - E) 10:53, 21 February 2007 (CST)

Yeah, I know that... It was supposed to go to a mirror site that never happened. I'll have to go and change it. -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 14:41, 21 February 2007 (CST)
That's what you told me two weeks ago :D --Mercifull (Talk/Contribs) 14:51, 21 February 2007 (CST)
.net loads into a frame instead of a proper redirect too. --Mercifull (Talk/Contribs) 14:53, 21 February 2007 (CST)
Yeah, yeah. :-) However, I don't see how .net loads into a frame... -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 14:59, 21 February 2007 (CST)
Actually, it does load into a frame; there was an option that was recently added to the domain registrar's control panel. It just wasn't obvious to me. Anyway, .com now redirects to .org, and I've removed the frame option from the .net forward (same with the .com). Should work in less than an hour. -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 15:09, 21 February 2007 (CST)
Woo Yay and whatnot ^_^ --Mercifull (Talk/Contribs) 15:20, 21 February 2007 (CST)

Signature Problem

Hey Joe, I was having a little truble with my signature. When I use the signature timestamp my sn is comingout ZareCk Rocks, even though my sn is Zarek Rocks. Just a minor problem but I wanted to see if you had any advice. Thanks!--Zareck Rocks 23:40, 12 March 2007 (CDT)

Go to Preferences. Click on "User Profile" and then find the field titled "nickname". There you should probably see the issue. -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 05:10, 13 March 2007 (CDT)

Gmail

Check your gmail for a couple of responses regarding the B5 thing. They're interested in having a conversation. --Steelviper 15:49, 17 April 2007 (CDT)

I saw that. I'll reply after I get some grub. Looks promising, though. ;-) -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 16:11, 17 April 2007 (CDT)

Verb Tense?

I just saw that an admin changed the verb tense on the edits I made to the Military Ranks (RDM) page to the passive, past tense, voice although the wiki policy states that we are to write in the active, present tense, voice.

When exactly is it appropriate to use the differing verb tense? --Tungsten 12:55, 23 April 2007 (CDT)

The content is more "real world" and so falls under a different set of guidelines, see: Battlestar Wiki:Real Point of View. Of course, to ask exactly why the edit occurred, Serenity would be willing and able to answer any of your questions regarding his edit. :-) -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 13:01, 23 April 2007 (CDT)
I didn't change the tense. It's still present. To be honest, I can't really remember why I changed the voice. It wasn't really wrong per se. In fact, I think I'll change it back. It looks better the way it was :s --Serenity 13:17, 23 April 2007 (CDT)
O sorry about that. I actually thought I asked Serenity. Must have had to many tabs open and hit the wrong one :). Thanks for the feedback. I'm pretty new to this whole wiki contributions thing and just wanted to make sure I got the rules down so I don't make a mess of things :). Thank you both. --Tungsten 02:12, 24 April 2007 (CDT)
Well as said, you didn't do anything wrong. I think I thought it looked better the other way. Just a style thing. But I reverted my edit after thinking about it some more. While we appreciate that you check the rules beforehand, don't worry about messing up. If you break some style convention 1 or 2 times, an admin will usually tell you on your user page, and correct it. But it's no big thing. Just saves us work mopping after other people if they know the stuff. --Serenity 04:41, 24 April 2007 (CDT)

Acceptable Ad?

This one appeared under "Russian Brides" that took me by surprise. Not obscene, just damn peculiar for us. -- Spencerian 21:30, 27 April 2007 (CDT) (Talk - Contrib Skillz - Edit Skillz)

Damned peculiar... I'll remove it. -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 21:32, 27 April 2007 (CDT)

Rename?

Yo :-)! I was wondering, is it possible to get renamed to User:Matthew (which isn't registered). My Wikipedia username is Matthew and I'd like to "unify" as best as I can. If it's not possible to get renamed then don't worry about it ;-). Have a good evening, MatthewFenton 15:50, 5 May 2007 (CDT)

All set. :-) Shane (T - C - E) 16:04, 5 May 2007 (CDT)
Ah, thanks very much :-D Matthew 18:15, 5 May 2007 (CDT)


wanted to show you our cool new toys for wikia

http://tv.wikia.com/wiki/Battlestar_Galactica_%282004_TV_series%29? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Gil (talk • contribs).

Thanks for the link! -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 18:29, 10 May 2007 (CDT)

Foreshadowings

  • A bit of potential, if not ironic, foreshadowing is seen regarding Tyrol being a Cylon in Season 2's "Resistance". In that episode, upon returning to Galactica from Kobol, Galen Tyrol is suspected to be a Cylon agent by none other than Colonel Tigh.

If you like those things, take a look here. --Catrope(Talk to me or e-mail me) 02:01, 11 May 2007 (CDT)

Yeah, these things should really be noted in the notes/analysis sections of the episode guides. -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 08:36, 11 May 2007 (CDT)