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Thanks for the verifications/corrections on the podcasts. As you can see there's a bit of a backlog and we can use all the ears we can get. --Steelviper 09:46, 15 October 2006 (CDT)

I'm responding here for now because I'm still figuring out how MediaWikis work. Thanks for the encouragement. I'm just glad I've managed to step on relatively few toes so far. --PrePressChris 17:17, 16 October 2006 (CDT)
Love all the help we can get. :) --Shane (T - C - E) 20:05, 16 October 2006 (CDT)
Thanks. You can tell a hell of a lot about a community by how it treats the newbies. Sorry to be responding on my own page, but I'm still trying to figure this all out. --PrePressChris 20:18, 16 October 2006 (CDT)
We tend to talk on other userpages if it's the same subject. Easier to trask as it is on the Big W. --Shane (T - C - E) 20:20, 16 October 2006 (CDT)


Geez, thanks guys. OK, I'm just going to use this space to pose questions. Ideally, I'll eventually be able to provide answers for common (and, probably, uncommon) questions that a typical newbie would have.

  • First, how and where do you upload pix?
    • Answered on the Kasey page. --Talos 20:43, 16 October 2006 (CDT)
Good Kacey pic btw. --Talos 22:37, 16 October 2006 (CDT)

This is a placeholder:

  • Down the left side of the page under the toolbox section, there is a link called "Upload File." Clicking this'll take you too the media wiki where you will have to register again just like you did here. Find the upload file on the left side of the wiki screen there and follow the instructions. To post the pic use [([Image Name|thumb|Image Desc])], just without the (), only the [[]]. --Talos 20:40, 16 October 2006 (CDT)

There's a difference with templates. (This is just here to remind me to point out the difference. (And thanks, Talos, I spent some time finding just that moment of Kayce.))

  • Note to self: Users' Talk Pages are the Discussion Pages of their User Pages.
  • How do you escape square brackets, etc. Talos' comment above shows one way, but it seems less than optimal. PrePressChris 18:30, 23 October 2006 (CDT)
  • The copyright notice when editing pages reads ideas are copyrighted, not the word usage themselves. That seems backwards. Am I not reading that right? --PrePressChris 18:35, 23 October 2006 (CDT)
  • Is there any way to fix your editing comments (the ones that show up on the changes pages) ? E.g., I marked a comment with reference to a "pluralizing convention" which should have been a "possesives convention." --PrePressChris 18:33, 25 October 2006 (CDT)

Bullets, etc.

Looks like you've got bullets (*'s). As for signing your user page, it's usually unnecessary, since it's generally considered off-limits for anybody to modify your user page except for you. Nothing stops you (software-wise), it's just bad form. So anything on your user page can generally be assumed to be from you. (Admins or people watching are likely to revert any uninvited changes by others.)

Also, don't worry too much about me jumping down your throat on transcription corrections. I trust you, and I haven't been doing my "double check" that I normally do so there are bound to be more errors than "normal" for me. Just glad to see the fixes. Whenever you're comfortable feel free to dabble with transcription too. I'm not trying to press you into service or anything, but I know that verifying was my gateway, and once I got more comfortable I started transcribing. I felt like I was going so slow, but slow and steady will "win" this thing...

If you want to get attention to a question you can hit up the wikipedian quorum or the administrator board, but most admins and active users are sitting on the recent changes of all pages anyway, and will tend to answer questions wherever they occur. Also, dropping a note on the talk page of someone will get that "you have a message" and fire an email (if entered), so that's a way to get someone's (in particular) attention. I'll be in and out of contact (as indicated on my user page), but I trust the "regulars" should be able to assist you as you learn the exquisite art of Wiki-fu. --Steelviper 21:20, 16 October 2006 (CDT)

Thanks. It's been an education to verify your transcripts (and please doublecheck the ones where my comments indicated some trepidation in making changes. I think my interpretations are right, but I'd feel much better having some other feedback.) I'm absolutely going to try my hand at one of the transcripts, now that I realize that Express Scribe is available for the Mac.
I'll try to take another listen when I get back in town. (You may want to sign your comments on this page, though, as other people are more likely to be making edits here.) --Steelviper 11:38, 17 October 2006 (CDT)


I know EXACTLY what you mean. I suspected Laineylain and Misco of Cylon collaboration, etc., for the exact same reason, when I was barely being able to keep up with verifying their work. Honestly, though, my "speed" has improved dramatically just having you there to go over it with a close ear and make corrections. I don't do the "second pass" at 100% that I used to. This understandably leads to more errors, but I'm not going to put out perfect work to begin with, and you're going to be proofing it anyway, so I just drive on to the new stuff. I appreciate it a lot, though, and the brass ring finally seems to be within reach.

I'm hoping that I can finish "Exodus, Part II" by Friday so that next week there'll just be one new podcast and I can finally start into verifying your podcasts (and maybe even digging into my own season two podcast).

I hate spoilers so I'll never be one to download and start on a "current" podcast until I've seen the ep, and I usually won't start until Monday anyway. Feel free to take point on those if you lack such compunctions, but either way it's just really nice to have another active user on the transcription project. I miss Laineylain and Misco. I never even really intended to get into doing transcripts in the first place, but it seemed like something that needed to be done... --Steelviper 15:37, 25 October 2006 (CDT)

You're also getting better, then. I haven't noticed an uptick in errors (if anything, the opposite.) I probably won't be grabbing point on the S3 podcasts, since I'm still slow. If I do, I'll skip to Act 4, and try to finish that before you bang out the rest. --PrePressChris 16:00, 25 October 2006 (CDT)

Podcast verification

I have taken over the Rapture podcast from Steelviper since he's had very little time lately, and he directed me to you for verification. There are quite a few "(unintelligible)"s in there, since I'm not a native English speaker I don't know some of the more obscure words. So if and when you have time, the Rapture podcast is waiting for you. --Catrope 15:11, 31 January 2007 (CST)

Coincidently, I've been busy too. I'll try to work in an act here and there, though. -PrePressChris 14:42, 5 February 2007 (CST)
Save yourself the trouble. Since Steelviper transcribed TaB and I did Rapture, we've agreed to cross-verify our transcripts. But if you find time to do some verification, it's always appreciated, of course. We've also got the 'week off' due to the Super Bowl, so we're not in a hurry. --Catrope 14:48, 5 February 2007 (CST)
No problem. Whenever you can spare the time, feel free to chip in whatever you're willing. You're ear is sharper than mine on details and I'd trust your judgment over mine on verification. --Steelviper 15:39, 5 February 2007 (CST)
OK, I just did the tease on TaB, but if Catrope wants to run with the rest of it, he'll probably be faster right now. I'll take a backlog act here and there until RL gets more sane. --PrePressChris 16:35, 5 February 2007 (CST)