User talk:Shane/Archive12

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Protecting redirects

I assume this was a mistake, and that you intended to protect the target rather than the redirect itself? If not, please restore. --Catrope(Talk to me or e-mail me) 13:17, 15 January 2008 (CST)

Interwiki transcluding stuff

Just so you know: I tested, and #ifexist: doesn't work with interwiki transclusions. --Catrope(Talk to me or e-mail me) 15:24, 31 January 2008 (CST)

That I knew... but I am working to get it to work. Shane (T - C - E) 16:06, 31 January 2008 (CST)


Thanks for the shoutout over at Wiki Frakr ... been extremely busy in real-life, but managed to catch the Season 4 premiere and felt like fooling around. Hope all is well with you and yours (and the same to any other Galactipedian who may read this)! Regards - JubalHarshaw 05:28, 7 April 2008 (UTC)

Caprica characters

Why the delete tag? We have articles for characters from upcoming BSG episodes, like Emily Kowalski and Reza Chronides, so I don't see why we can't have articles for Caprica ones as well. Ausir 12:56, 7 April 2008 (UTC)


Answering to your question: yes, I did register, but still haven't received the mail with a confirmation code. -- Spike 17:31, 10 April 2008 (UTC)


May your day be filled with 3's, 6's, 8's, and a Tori. -- FrankieG 20:07, 3 May 2008 (UTC)

Happy birthday! Just don't let Tory pluck your hair... :) -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate - Battlestar Pegasus 20:40, 3 May 2008 (UTC)
You mean smack me :P Shane (talk) 20:51, 3 May 2008 (UTC)

Reminder for Shane... Shane (talk) 14:46, 13 May 2008 (UTC)

Vote bot

Are you actively developing the vote bot? If not, I'd like to write it ;) --Catrope(Talk to me or e-mail me) 14:08, 9 May 2008 (UTC)

neg. Go for it. I have wikipedia version, but havn't really looked at it in a while. Shane (talk) 20:52, 9 May 2008 (UTC)
OK, I've finished it and it's running fine on my wiki. It does require MW 1.13, though. --Catrope(Talk to me or e-mail me) 12:12, 13 May 2008 (UTC)
That could be a problem. :D Gotta link? Shane (talk) 12:42, 13 May 2008 (UTC)
To what, the bot or 1.13? Currently, 1.13 hasn't been released yet, there's only 1.13alpha that you can download from SVN. I'll upload the bot code later, after I've documented it. --Catrope(Talk to me or e-mail me) 13:32, 13 May 2008 (UTC)
No no. :p To your wiki to where you tested it. :D Shane (talk) 14:25, 13 May 2008 (UTC)
I have it running on localhost, so I can't really show you. Maybe you could set up the Hangar Bay again (it's still out) and have it run 1.13alpha? I'll be happy to do the SVN checkout if you feel awkward about that. --Catrope(Talk to me or e-mail me) 15:37, 13 May 2008 (UTC)
domain back up an working. You should be able to access the hb folder with your access. I think the LocalSettings.php file that is on there now has the current username/password you will need for updating to 1.13. Shane (talk) 15:40, 13 May 2008 (UTC)
Thanks. However, I don't have write access to /home/bsgwiki/bots/ either, so I can't add VoteBot there. --Catrope(Talk to me or e-mail me) 18:33, 14 May 2008 (UTC)
Do'h! :P Will add. Shane (talk) 20:11, 14 May 2008 (UTC)

OK, more trouble. The bot is up there and I can run it from my machine, but since I guess we'll wanna run it on apollo as a cron job, I'll need you to work around some stupid PHP bug and add the following lines to /etc/hosts:

etc. for every subdomain we want VoteBot to run on. --Catrope(Talk to me or e-mail me) 20:57, 14 May 2008 (UTC)

Werid. Let me check it out before I do anything with the hosts files. Shane (talk) 21:11, 14 May 2008 (UTC)
Gota ya. Adding to our hosts file. HB and EN for now. Shane (talk) 21:16, 14 May 2008 (UTC)
Double werid. I added to our hosts file those lines, and still no go on the command execution. Try to remove the port. Shane (talk) 21:22, 14 May 2008 (UTC)
I added the 775 flags to the file so we cna work on it. Not the /etc/hosts file. Gtalk ? Shane (talk) 21:32, 14 May 2008 (UTC)
Got it working. :) Shane (talk) 21:48, 14 May 2008 (UTC)
[root@apollo VoteBot]# php VoteBot.php --run --config VoteBot.config.hb.php 
VoteBot 0.1
Logging in as VoteBot...
<title>404 Not Found</title>
<h1>Not Found</h1>
<p>The requested URL /w/api.php was not found on this server.</p>
<address>Apache/2.2.4 (Unix) Server at Port 80</address>

[root@apollo VoteBot]# 

Shane (talk) 21:59, 14 May 2008 (UTC)

Sorry, a typo must've happened somewhere. The last octet should be 35, not 34. --Catrope(Talk to me or e-mail me) 12:31, 15 May 2008 (UTC)
?? What? Shane (talk) 13:08, 15 May 2008 (UTC)
I mean the IP address in the /etc/hosts file for (and en for that matter) should end in .35, not .34. No idea why, but try to run ping from your machine at home and see what IP it gives you. --Catrope(Talk to me or e-mail me) 13:34, 15 May 2008 (UTC)
Doh! That's right. I gave the wiki URL it's own IP. :) Changed... Why task bot didn't run last night too. Shane (talk) 14:18, 15 May 2008 (UTC)
[bsgwiki@apollo VoteBot]$ php VoteBot.php --run --config VoteBot.config.hb.php 
VoteBot 0.1
Logging in as VoteBot... 
Error: internal_api_error_DBConnectionError: Exception Caught: DB connection error: Access denied for user 'bsgwiki_admin'@'' to database 'wikidb' (

This is because we are using one LocalSettings.php file for all the hosts. :( Shane (talk) 14:21, 15 May 2008 (UTC)

No, that wasn't it, it was a small modification I made to Snoopy once. I then redownloaded Snoopy and forgot about it. It works now. --Catrope(Talk to me or e-mail me) 18:44, 15 May 2008 (UTC)
It's really working now, see this. --Catrope(Talk to me or e-mail me) 19:11, 15 May 2008 (UTC)

Batch-exporting pages

Do you know about Special:Export and Special:Import, which allow you to bunch-copy pages (templates in this case) to another wiki? --Catrope(Talk to me or e-mail me) 20:46, 15 May 2008 (UTC)

Ha. Yeah. :) I learned about it recently. We might want to consider upgrading to 1.13 alpha here. Shane (talk) 20:48, 15 May 2008 (UTC)
Well it breaks ConfirmEdit in some weird way, so we probably wanna upgrade that too (doesn't break at my test wiki, and I also have ConfirmEdit installed). Same goes for all extensions of course. Some time around the airing gap (May 23rd) would probably be best. --Catrope(Talk to me or e-mail me) 21:04, 15 May 2008 (UTC)
Agreed. Shane (talk) 21:05, 15 May 2008 (UTC)


Can you resend it to I had an old e-mail address in my preferences. Ausir 22:19, 15 May 2008 (UTC)

You should update it. :) Shane (talk) 22:27, 15 May 2008 (UTC)
I just did. :) Ausir 22:27, 15 May 2008 (UTC)
Sent. Shane (talk) 22:29, 15 May 2008 (UTC)

Problems in Malay Wiki

I cannot edit or save pages in the Malay wiki due to MySQL errors! Can you help fix it? Starkiller 09:22, 9 June 2008 (UTC)

Yep, I see it. Let me work on it. Shane (talk) 13:03, 9 June 2008 (UTC)
Should be all good to go. Shane (talk) 13:07, 9 June 2008 (UTC)


Hi, you welcomed me yesterday - I usually edit another wiki with an ongoing discussion of funding and hosting. I was interested in the way your wiki works. You seem to be A.) Independent from a host (i.e. you don't have host that has any say in waht you do, or you host yoursleves completly?) and B.) You have user payed subscription along with advertising - Does this work well? Also Wikia has its own battlestar wiki free of adverts and is free to use - however its mostly abadoned - which seems odd if you have to pay to get an ad free use on this one? I hope you don't mind me pestering:) Sycamore 15:54, 9 January 2009 (UTC)

French wiki

Thanks for your answer! You're right, there's a lot of work to do on the french wiki. The english one is really impressive. Too bad nobody here tried to translate more articles. Take the helm ? That would be with pleasure. As soon as you give me the right to rename/move pages, I'll try to make it right. That's not a hard work ; more a very very long one :) ; Anyway, I love it.

Thank you for everything. alvine 15:28, 19 January 2009 (UTC)Alvine

Guest stars

Hello. Thanks for your note on my talk page. I believe it is in reference to my removal of some actors (i.e. Michael Hogan, Tahmoh Penikett, Kandyse McClure, Michael Trucco, Allessandro Giuliani) from the guest stars section of season 4 episodes. I don't plan to take this any further back (you suggest that I might continue on as far as season 1) as these actors were in fact guest stars in earlier seasons and are correctly listed as such. I have removed them from the season four sections as they became part of the starring cast at the beginning of season 4 and are no longer guest stars. I don't see any need to propose this to the think tank as it is a cut and dry error correction. If you would like to make some kind of proposal regarding these edits please let me know and I'll happily reproduce my rationale there.--Opark 77 21:48, 19 January 2009 (UTC)

Thank you

Thank you! I'm currently updating the french wiki templates (translating the english ones). Since I translate the documentation, the code, and the templates' names, there may be some issues involving missing templates, or templates whose name is still in english (and thence not found when they are called)... This shall be fixed soon. Good news for the interwiki bot. I added the interwiki links by myself into templates pages because it is simpler to use an interwiki link than typing the entire URL everytime I had to go back and forth through each language versions... Thank you for all. We keep in touch. alvine 11:39, 20 January 2009 (UTC)



Sorry to bother you again. I'm still modifying many things on the french part of the site, and I need you again... for namespaces problems. With the french localization, the main namespaces were modified to french ones. However, the misc. namespaces (i.e. added with extensions of the wiki software) were not updated to french. I'm trying to have almost all the wiki translated to French, and these english namespaces look weird. Can you help me ? Here is a list of the translations I need:

English namespaces needing translation into French
< English namespaces > < French equivalents >
Portal Portail
Portal talk Discussion portail
Sources talk Discussion sources
Quotes Citations
Quotes talk Discussion citations
Podcast talk Discussion podcast

There is a mediawiki [extension] designed to manage namespaces.

Thank you for reading me again and again, day after day :) (and double thank you + good luck if you accept to translate those things).

alvine 01:03, 21 January 2009 (UTC)Alvine

Permissions issues

Thanks for the quick work on the Wiki Frakr permissions issue, I'm seeing the same problem when I try to access Battlestar Pegasus. JubalHarshaw 18:06, 3 March 2009 (UTC)

I havn't restored those databases yet. Shane (talk) 18:11, 3 March 2009 (UTC)

French Battlestar Wiki

Hi, I just saw the english version of BSG Wiki and checked out for the presence of a french version. I found it but almost empty (compared to the english one). I work on wiki language and I am also admin of the french version of Stargate Wiki. I think it's possible for me to improve the french wiki site with translations and/or templates. So, is it possible please for you to give me the admin rights for the french wiki.
Thank you very much.--LIMAFOX76 16:03, 7 October 2009 (UTC)

  • Hi, Thank you again for granted me admin rights. I just have another request because I think we must be bureaucrate to perform this: can you please rename two NAMESPACE in french?
    • PortalPortail
    • QuotesCitations
      Thanks --LIMAFOX76 21:32, 9 October 2009 (UTC)