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Looks like Wiki Frakr and the Forums are down. Any idea when they will come back up. BS Pegasus wiki has been down for ages. Any chance that will come up too. -- [[User:CylonU87|CylonU87]] <sup>[[User talk:CylonU87|I don't feel like a copy.]]</sup> 13:37, 9 March 2014 (EDT)
Looks like Wiki Frakr and the Forums are down. Any idea when they will come back up. BS Pegasus wiki has been down for ages. Any chance that will come up too. -- [[User:CylonU87|CylonU87]] <sup>[[User talk:CylonU87|I don't feel like a copy.]]</sup> 13:37, 9 March 2014 (EDT)
== Wiki Frakr and the Forums are down ==
Looks like Wiki Frakr and the Forums are down. Any idea when they will come back up. BS Pegasus wiki has been down for ages. Any chance that will come up too. -- [[User:CylonU87|CylonU87]] <sup>[[User talk:CylonU87|I don't feel like a copy.]]</sup> 13:38, 9 March 2014 (EDT)

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To Steelviper:

Please continue the podcasts... Or else... ...how can we keep nerd talking about the series without knowing what's on Mr. Moore's evel mind? It's frakking difficult to understand Mr Moore's speech when english is not your native language. C'mon! Let the rest of the planet taste a little bit of that great series!

PS: Excelent work on episode 406 - Escape Velocity! Gonna start 407 this week! —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Gnielsen (talk • contribs).

Cubit Related Images

I have tried from 4 different computers at 4 different locations to view the "Related Images" section towards the bottom of the page. Each time a 100 cubit note pops up for about 5 seconds and then it vanishes. After that I am unable to see any of the pics in this section. Why? Is there some special kind of trick I need to use? Please help?

I'll look into this. On the "to-do" list. -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate - Battlestar Pegasus 22:53, 4 November 2009 (UTC)
Might be the flash thing we tried. Hasn't really been refinsed like Joe said. Shane (talk) 07:17, 6 November 2009 (UTC)

Change the site over...

Hey Joe, sorry if im being an annoyance, but I am concerned about the Battlestar Pegasus site:

"Mercer, the site is now up. However, I do have plans to change the website over, since it never really lifted off as well as I'd hoped. -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate - Battlestar Pegasus 18:29, 15 September 2009 (UTC) "

I was wondering what you meant by this. I know I am one of the few users who uses it, but I have put alot of time and energy into the articles, ship files, character files, corporation files, and soon some technology files, AND my fanfiction as well. I would hate to see this go, and I am just wondering what your position on this is, and I just want to touch base with you on this.



--Mercer 23:33, 27 September 2009 (UTC)

I've yet to finalize my plans / roadmap for the website, however none of the existing content will be adversely affected. So the content is safe, and there will always be a wiki component to it. -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate - Battlestar Pegasus 23:38, 27 September 2009 (UTC)

Oh, I understand now. I thought by "change the website over" you meant take it down or something, but it seems you mean to change aspects of it. If it does so happen that you wish to remove it, PLEASE contact me and let me know at drew.shoemaker@gmail.com

Again, thanks for all of your responses and clarification on this matter...

Mercer --Mercer 02:21, 28 September 2009 (UTC)

I might have screwed up

I think I might have screwed up.

I've just posted this new page after I failed to find anything specific to this officer by searching by his call sign: http://en.battlestarwiki.org/wiki/%22Shooter%22

However, after some thought I looked again and but asked for his specific task instead. Then I found this: http://en.battlestarwiki.org/wiki/Unnamed_Galactica_and_Pegasus_crew_%28RDM%29#Launch_Officer

What should I do?

thanks Jeff

Don't worry much about it. I changed your article to redirect to the Launch Officer listing in the unnamed crew article. -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate - Battlestar Pegasus 02:14, 15 December 2009 (UTC)
Ditto. Would have done the same thing. No worries no. :) Shane (talk) 04:04, 15 December 2009 (UTC)
Ok, thanks! Jeffrabb

Battlestar Pegasus Site Down...Again

Hello again, I have noticed the Battlestar Pegasus site is down again, I was just wondering why. Any info is appreciated.


--Mercer 22:08, 18 January 2010 (UTC)

can someone please add YR42 to the Numerology page entry for "42"?

since it has been established that "last year" on Caprica was YR41 (timestamp on interview with the bomber kid) and that "this year" is YR42 (masthead on newspaper), can someone please add this to the entry for "42" on the numerology page?



here's something i just posted on my FB:

and hey, look what i found for 42! http://en.battlestarwiki.org/wiki/Numerology#42 - i knew the reference to Douglas Adams' works (42 is, of course, the meaning of life, the universe, and everything - and it just so happens that 42 in decimal is 101010 in binary - HUH!!! lol!).


[please note, i have a life-long connection to the number 111 and i just can't help but notice it jumping out at me in the binary representation of "life, the universe, and everything" - LOL!]

Just to let you know, you are more than welcome to make the change yourself. So feel free to be bold in doing so. ;-) -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate - Battlestar Pegasus 03:50, 19 February 2010 (UTC)

Season 4.0 limited release

Can someone help me with this?

It's been so long since I bought my dvds, and unfortunately lost track of where I was in the show. I am re watching it now, only to realize I purchased some kind of tin case for season 4.0. I have not been able to find any information about this anywhere on the internet - even on the list of dvd/blu-ray releases on this wiki site. Can someone tell me what I bought? I can upload a pic if need be.


(sorry if there was a more appropriate place. I didn't know where else to post this.)

Feel free to sign up for the Battlestar Forum and post more on this there. Definitely interested in seeing what you bought. -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate - Battlestar Pegasus 14:49, 19 February 2010 (UTC)

I ask again

I think my last question several months ago was overlooked. I would like to know what is to become of the Battlestar Pegasus site. I have put weeks of my time into writing a fan fiction on that website, not including all of the ship files, corporation files and other pages I have created. I hope this site does not have to go for good, but if it does, at least allow me to retrieve my works from it.

Replies are appreciated. Thanks.

--Mercer 13:33, 21 March 2010 (UTC)

I'd need to speak to Shane, who backed up all the files and database for the website when we relocated servers. It's not been a priority to put up the website for us, because of the things that have happened these past few months. (Shane's working on a corporate project, and I'm juggling several endeavors myself—all of which pay our bills.) I apologize for not getting back to you sooner, and I understand that you spent time working on everything... but there have been more pressing matters, such as the upkeep of the Wiki, which takes precedence over BSP, as the Wiki is our flagship site. We'll let you know when things are back up. -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate - Battlestar Pegasus 13:57, 21 March 2010 (UTC)

Thanks, I am glad to hear it was backed up and I understand about the upkeep of the normal wiki, I just wanted to hear what was planned and make sure my work was safe at least.

Thanks for the feedback and I wish you luck. :)

--Mercer 00:32, 25 March 2010 (UTC)

Songs, music, so forth [...] from Bear's Blog

Should we upload any of the mp3's listed along Bear McCreary's blog and/or create articles on any of the songs, i.e. "Was Love" in the Caprica episode "Gravedancing"? On a somewhat related (or unrelated) note, I'm surprised there isn't an article listed for the song sung by the Tucana singers from "Saga of a Star World".--DrWho42 21:50, 26 March 2010 (UTC)

I don't know if we could get away with uploading the MP3s from Bear's blog, although I have no problem with the creation of articles on any of the songs. Should the songs not warrant individual articles, we can always put them under the Arts and Literature of the Colonies or whatever article is appropriate. -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate - Battlestar Pegasus 22:04, 26 March 2010 (UTC)

Wiki Frakr in rough shape

Hi Joe, all, just wanted to make you aware that I'm getting a lot of "access denied" type errors on Wiki Frakr when I attempt to view various articles (Tracey Anne as an example).

(Cannot contact the database server: Access denied for user 'db85238_mw'@'%' to database 'db85238_bsgwiki_media_mw' (internal-db.s85238.gridserver.com))

Thanks. JubalHarshaw 16:35, 6 April 2010 (UTC)

Yeah, Shane and I need to get in there and find some way to change the database, since Wiki Frakr and the Battlestar Wiki are now on two separate servers. -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate - Battlestar Pegasus 14:59, 11 April 2010 (UTC)

Hi--I clicked on the WikiFrakr link from the "New Caprica Detention Center" page and got sent to a malware site--one of those "your computer is infected with a virus, click here to download our bogus anti-virus" things. I removed that particular link, but wanted to let you know in case you'd want to/be able to remove those links systematically. --GreenTom 22:56, 26 October 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for the head's up. Wasn't aware of that. -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 23:20, 26 October 2010 (UTC)

Miniseries Night 1

"The Cylons were created by the people of the Twelve Colonies of Kobol as a labor and military force. Approximately 52 years prior, the Cylons turned on their human creators and the Cylon War ensued."

Prior means before right? they couldnt turn on their creators 52 before they were created.

Probably could be better worded, the 52 years prior line is prior to the "Zero hour" that the Minseries is set in (at least, that's how I interperated it). --Typhoeus 22:21, 7 April 2010 (UTC)


First of all, thank you so much for this great wiki.

My question is, would it be possible to include a printing script into the codes for a better printing solution?

Some pages have a chaotic design when printed. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Ergasto (talk • contribs).

Hi Ergasto! Thank you for the praise, as well as your question! To answer that question, we will be rolling out a better printer script into the wiki, so that it better formats the pages. That might take a week or so, depending on my work schedule and commitments, however. -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate - Battlestar Pegasus 19:44, 25 July 2010 (UTC)

Memory Alpha links

It seems like all of the links have stopped work or at least for right now. Example: Star Trek.--DrWho42 00:19, 24 October 2010 (UTC)

Fixed. The changed their link structure, apparently it coincides with their recent visual change. -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 00:42, 24 October 2010 (UTC)

Template:Episode Date's Nielsen rating and Caprica episodes

I recently wrote this List of Nielsen ratings (CAP) but the Caprica episodes' Nielsen rating links to List of Nielsen ratings (TRS). Should we merge the two or what?--DrWho42 07:37, 24 October 2010 (UTC)

No. We will need to update how the infobox works. -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 11:36, 24 October 2010 (UTC)

broken link

I just wanted to inform that the link to battlestarpegasus.com is broken, therefore this page should be updated. Thanks for this website, Simone

Thanks Simone! We're going to take down the Pegasus website links, but I've been too busy to actually do anything other than work and try to have some semblance of a social life. Cheers! -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 23:01, 5 January 2011 (UTC)

Idea: Battlestar Wiki's Facebook directory?

Copying an idea from Wikipedia, anyone for having a "Facebook" directory like this: Wikipedia:Facebook directory? It could encourage users whose pages are simply marked "userpage" to personalize them. Then again, we already have a Facebook presence so this could just be needlessly redundant. Thoughts?--DrWho42 14:05, 22 January 2011 (UTC)

I just see this being more of a chore for us, and distracting us from the stuff we need to be doing. -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 19:18, 22 January 2011 (UTC)

War Of The Gods Part II - the cloven hoof and the novelization

Hi Folks, I was looking up the war of the gods part 2 info and i saw the info about the cloven hoof being seen by Apollo and Starbuck when they look into the crashed ship. I was always mad that we never got to see it on the show or in a deleted scene but this past summer i found the novelization of War of the Gods at a flea market and it made mention that the body that Apollo and Starbuck saw had a prehensile tail and legs that ended in cloven hooves. Just thought I would pass it along.

Mike Furlo The Big Frak —The preceding unsigned comment was added by The Big Frak (talk • contribs).

In a listing of Battlestars in the old series that were present at the "peace" conference, the Acropolis needs to be deleted and the Solaria put in its place. The Battlestars present were: Galactica, Atlantia, Columbia, Pacifica and Solaria. The Battlestar Solaria was the last Battlestar destroyed at the peace conference. It is refrenced in both the book and the pilot. I tried to update the list of Battlestars, but was unable to do so. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Solaria (talk • contribs).

Theatrical Movie

Back in 2009 it was reported that Bryan Singer was working on a theatrical movie, apparently based on his revival script from like a decade ago. I haven't heard any information since then, but as of June 2011 both Wiki and IMDb list it as a going concern. I was a little surprised you guys don't have a category for that, and I could't find any information in a search. Does anyone here know anything about this? Is it *really* still a going concern? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Republibot 3.0 (talk • contribs).

Rumors of a BSG movie are really nothing more than a bunch of people blowing hot air. I have it on very good authority that the movie will never happen, as frankly Glen Larson is viewed in a negative light and, therefore, no one wants to deal with him. (Glen Larson is the only one with the movie rights, and so would have more involvement in — and full creative control of — any movie production.) -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 10:18, 4 June 2011 (EDT)

Any plans for SSL

I find it bothering to login to this wiki from public hotspots and university campuses without SSL. Any plans for implementing SSL at least for logins. I know that it involves purchasing certificates and all (by the way I think some vendors are giving certificates for free.), but security a must in these times. And I don't see any means of reclaiming ones account, once its compromised. CylonU87 03:14, 9 August 2011 (EDT)

It's never been a priority to enable SSL since, really, there isn't vital information being transmitted to or from this wiki. -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 09:21, 9 August 2011 (EDT)
I am specifically talking about authentication, passwords are being sent in plain text. Isn't that vital. CylonU87 10:08, 9 August 2011 (EDT)
What about just using a self signed certificate. True that it will show up a warning for everyone, but whoever really needs SSL can ignore the warning and continue. CylonU87 05:23, 11 August 2011 (EDT)

Lots of spamming activity.

Looking at recent changes its clearly visible that there has been a lot of specifically targeted spamming attack on this wiki. And due to that, the recent changes page is flooded with all the spam posts and then the blocks. It actually becomes difficult to see the changes of articles going on. Are there any particular attempts to stop this. CylonU87 05:33, 9 August 2011 (EDT)

Since anons are not allowed to edit pages, spammers are forced to create accounts to do their bidding. (Have you noticed the kind of usernames being created, they usually are names from common word lists and 2 to 4 digits of numbers appended, this probably means that this is not done manually, but is scripted. And this makes me believe that ReCapcha is broken.) I have also noticed that the chiefs here are pretty quick in blocking these spamming accounts, but isn't it a better idea to also block the IP from which the account was created, so they just wont continue with creating more accounts. The new users log is just filled with all these kinds of accounts. CylonU87 05:39, 9 August 2011 (EDT)
This is nothing new. Unfortunately, it's not as simple as banning the IP addresses — those are banned as well, in addition to usernames of the spammers — since they simply use another computer at another IP address. Also, many of the successful spammers are apparently actual users (i.e. human beings and not bots), and thus they circumvent the captchas by actually solving them. -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 09:24, 9 August 2011 (EDT)
Well, you may be speaking based on your observation of the Check IP logs. But don't you think something needs to be done about this. This has been going on for years. And it looks like a targeted attack specifically at this wiki. CylonU87 05:22, 11 August 2011 (EDT)
Sad thing is that there is very little you can do about it. Fact of the matter is that this happens to all the major wikis. Wikipedia has always had this problem, same with Memory-Alpha, et al. There's actualy very little we can do to inhibit the activity — that is to say, without making it extremely difficult for new, actual users to lend their hand in contributing to the Wiki. Believe me when I say that we've talked about this internally for years, and really the only way to "stop" the manual spammers is to become draconian and extremely restrictive — which would harm ourselves in the long run, by losing people who would contribute. So, as long as we're on top of spammers, we're good. -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 14:04, 11 August 2011 (EDT)

Props Wiki.

Whats the purpose of the props wiki. Why a separate wiki for props?, cant the English language wiki have these articles? CylonU87 06:54, 9 August 2011 (EDT)

There would be too many articles, frankly. It's part of the plan to document how the props were created, costumes were made, etc. -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 10:11, 9 August 2011 (EDT)
Hmm. Looking at the number of articles in at the moment, there are only 142 pages in the article namespace. Then looking at the recent changes for the past 2 years, all I see is just spam. And the last decent edit was on August 9th, 2010. CylonU87 10:20, 9 August 2011 (EDT)
Just tagged 14 spam articles for deletion on the props wiki. They are in the Props:Category:Candidates for deletion page. CylonU87 10:41, 9 August 2011 (EDT)
Yep, that project sort of stalled out. It's my intent to dig into that in the next couple of months to bring it up to snuff. -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 10:44, 9 August 2011 (EDT)
While you are at zapping spammers accounts, these are 16 accounts waiting for you on the props wiki. And 15 spam articles are also tagged for deletion there. See. Props:Category:Candidates for deletion. CylonU87 10:40, 13 August 2011 (EDT)
The number of spam articles has increased from 15 to 62. See Props:Category:Candidates for deletion. Sorry to say but at the current stage this project looks more like a honeypot used to collect spam. -- CylonU87 07:59, 22 January 2012 (EST)
Cleanup done. The worst is for the media repository.--LIMAFOX76 10:03, 22 January 2012 (EST)
You were right LIMAFOX76, the media repository is worse. I just tagged 134 articles for deletion today morning. And all that spam is just from a two month period. CylonU87 11:51, 28 January 2012 (EST)
The Media repository has been cleaned up (at last). CylonU87, I would like to thank you for what you have done (the tagging) because it helped me to be a lot much more efficient and faster to eradicate all these spammy bugs from the Media repository (even if it was long to do so). -- LIMAFOX76 11:24, 31 January 2012 (EST)

Status of battlestarpegasus.com

The sister fanon wiki BS Pegasus has been offline for quite some time. Any updates on whats happening or going to happen to it. I hope its safely backed up somewhere. Looking at the internet archives, I see that there were around 700 to 800 articles there. CylonU87 04:13, 14 August 2011 (EDT)

Battlestarpegasus has been out since the database transfert to a new provider one year and half ago. As I heard since, it seems to be definitely out unless...--LIMAFOX76 05:45, 14 August 2011 (EDT)

Typo on "Faith" episode's protected page


The sentence "I though it was a great show" should be "I thought it was a great show" = change "though" to "thought"

Is this the correct place to submit such errors? If not, where?

Thanks for helping a new user!

Tented 09:56, 18 August 2011 (EDT)

Faith shouldn't be protected any more, but you did come to the right place to post corrections!
Also, I see that you made the change! Awesome! -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 10:09, 18 August 2011 (EDT)

Thank you, Joe!

Yes, I figured out how to make the change after posting this.

Tented 10:17, 18 August 2011 (EDT)

Official summary links broken.

See discussion here Template talk:Episode Data#Official summary links broken. CylonU87 12:12, 18 August 2011 (EDT)

I've fixed the link. There may be a few links in the episode guides that will need to be fixed, since Syfy has their own scheme for naming some of the episodes that doesn't quite sync with the original episode names. (Like "End of Line".) -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 19:19, 20 August 2011 (EDT)
The production numbers are different for season 3 on syfy. CylonU87 14:08, 21 August 2011 (EDT)
Season 3 had a unique production schedule, and so many of the Syfy.com numbers won't match. I'll have to create another field to compensate for that... -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 14:26, 21 August 2011 (EDT)

Clean Slate Press

Given that while they are published they're still considered fan fiction, should we take the content from the TOS alternate articles to form Fan fiction/ articles? For instance, Fan fiction/The Race for Earth. I'm fine either way plus I'm increasingly busy with school, but I wanted to know what the consensus was.--DrWho42 06:13, 31 August 2011 (EDT)

Ultimately, Clean Slate Press is fan fiction. They don't qualify as actual work, since they're not authorized / licensed by the copyright holder. So, yes, move it. -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 11:18, 31 August 2011 (EDT)

Tracking Page Views

Is there any way to see how many hits a page receives? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Galactica1981 (talk • contribs).

Yes, it's at the bottom of each page. It'll read something like this:
"This page was last modified on 14 September 2011, at 09:23. This page has been accessed 67,277 times."
-- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 11:18, 14 September 2011 (EDT)

How to add script names to the 'Original Series and Galactica 1980 Unproduced Episode List'

I would like to add the following script names to the 'Original Series and Galactica 1980 Unproduced Episode List' which appears at the bottom of the page of each unproduced episode entry. For the original series, add Saga of a Star World (early draft) and for Galactica 1980, add Galactica Discovers Earth (early draft), Earthquake, A Flight For Life, The Money Machine, and the Battle of Troy.

I've been trying to do this for awhile now without success. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Galactica1981 (talk • contribs).

OK, I fixed an error in the template that prevented easy editing. Basically, if you haven't seen it already, you click on the "e" in the lower right hand corner of the template and that should bring you directly to the editing page. Just add the links to the scripts there. -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 11:33, 14 September 2011 (EDT)

Thanks! I really appreciate it. >User talk:Galactica1981

Tracking Page Views

Is is possible to make it so that the counter only counts a person once instead of everytime they visit a page? After all, the point of having the counter is to see how many people are visiting a page, and if each person can be counted multiple times, then what good is it? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Galactica1981 (talk • contribs).

Unfortunately, no. Besides, under the system you suggest, one person using multiple computers (for example, home and office) would count as two hits and not one. -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 13:54, 14 September 2011 (EDT)

What does 'Purge' do?

What does the 'Purge' option at the top of the page do? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Galactica1981 (talk • contribs).

Basically, purge just calls the database (where the actual content is stored) and makes sure that the page is presenting the most recent version stored. Really, it's just a fancy way of hard refreshing a page by "purging" the server cache for the page in question. -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 13:56, 14 September 2011 (EDT)
Basically, all you need to remember about purge is, when you make changes on a page and they don't show up even after saving the changes, hit purge and they will. CylonU87 03:49, 16 September 2011 (EDT)

Posting magazine articles

I have scans of magazine articles on Galactica that I would be interested in posting here. Would that be allowed? If so, how would I cite each page. I looked at the section on citing and can't find anything that I thought would work.

--Galactica1981 23:21, 15 September 2011 (EDT)

Hmm... Great question. Is there a way you can convert the magazine articles to PDF format? That would be the best way, to start. If you can't convert them, send them my way and I can do it for you. (Really simple, since I have Adobe Acrobat loaded up and I generate PDFs all the time for my various employers.) -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 13:09, 16 September 2011 (EDT)
My email is joe@frakmedia.net, by the way. -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 13:11, 16 September 2011 (EDT)

Contents box in wrong place

For Galactica Discovers Earth (early draft), the contents box is showing underneath the main article instead of at the top of the page. Can this be corrected? Thanks.

--Galactica1981 14:04, 22 September 2011 (EDT)

When not notified, the TOC box is displayed juste above the first section. This page introduction is very huge. Thus, the only way to put the TOC box is to force its location with the tag __TOC__.--LIMAFOX76 16:51, 22 September 2011 (EDT)

Problem with Galactica 1980 portal page

On the Galactica 1980 portal, the link for Season 1 is too low on the page. It should be directly underneath the photo of Dr. Zee (similar to the link for Season 1 on the portal for the Original Series). Can someone correct this?

--Galactica1981 08:51, 2 October 2011 (EDT)

I've fixed it. :) -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 09:27, 2 October 2011 (EDT)

The Caprican/Serge's Twitter citations

For citing The Caprican's articles and Serge's tweets, should we adopt this format?

(CAP: "Graystone Computer Science Wing Coming To AU")


(The Caprican: "Graystone Computer Science Wing Coming To AU")

Thoughts?--DrWho42 03:56, 20 January 2012 (EST)

May be the second proposition as it's not directly part of the series, but from the website. --LIMAFOX76 04:05, 20 January 2012 (EST)
I prefer the second format, since it clearly tells me that the info is from an in universe newspaper, and not from an series episode or something. Also, I would like to say that all those articles from The Caprican look kind of weird when they are directly in the mainspace of the wiki. What about prefixing all those pages with something like "The Caprican:". Just an idea. -- CylonU87 02:38, 22 January 2012 (EST)
Wilco. And I see what you mean CylonU87, but I feel like it'll make those articles longer than they'd need to be i.e. The Caprican/Travel Agency Gets More Than It Bargained For After Group Marriage Wins Sweepstakes and the articles already speak for themselves. Thanks for the idea though.--DrWho42 11:36, 22 January 2012 (EST)
Double-citing would be unnecessary right? I.e. citing Serge's Twitter with a reference tag to the exact tweet on CapTV.--DrWho42 18:07, 23 January 2012 (EST)

Long Pages.

Some pages have become really long recently. See: Special:LongPages. I think some of them can be split to make them smaller.

I recommend splitting the ‎List of Deleted Scenes (TOS) into multiple articles as follows. For example, the deleted scenes related to episode Saga of a Star World will be under Saga of a Star World/Deleted Scenes. Just like how the Razor article was pruned to allow less advanced browsers to load it with little performance loss.

Then regarding the article called ‎Humor (1980), there is a lot of redundant information. For example the summaries at Humor (1980)#British writer Matthew Wharmby's Hilarious Galactica 1980 Episode Summaries are present in two locations. See: The Super Scouts, Part I#British writer Matthew Wharmby's Humorous Summary, Spaceball#British writer Matthew Wharmby's Humorous Summary and The Night the Cylons Landed, Part I#British writer Matthew Wharmby's Humorous Summary to know what I am talking about. Its pointless to have redundant text in two locations. It creates problems of information integrity when one of them is modified and the other isn't. I would recommend spiting the Humor (1980) article and moving the interviews to the Sources: namespace (see).

And all these great contributions are by Galactica1981, I think someone (Joe) needs to explain him why adding redundant information in more than one place is a bad idea, so that he/she does not do it again. This user has been a great contributor, that's why.

So, Once we come to a consensus on what to do I can help make the changes. -- CylonU87 02:58, 22 January 2012 (EST)

I agree on all fronts (Galactica1981 is a great and valued contributor) but I kinda miss the point of the Humor articles themselves on the basis of What Battlestar Wiki is not (soapbox, personal web/image host). I could copy and paste every BSG fiver (short parody) from Five-Minute Voyager in that case but it would make for an awkwardly long article. I could see constructive articles written about the varying types/tones of humor between the Original and Re-imagined Series (I proposed an idea similar to this about four years ago), but some of the stuff on there would be better suited as an entry on References to the Original Series, i.e. the MAD Magazine parody, or References to Galactica 1980, as the filk band (Ookla the Mok) reference.
On the reviews, I'm fine with their being relegated to userspace but on the wiki itself I think it goes against the Battlestar Wiki's Neutral Point of View policy unless we start giving Reception sections to every article, i.e. linking to The A.V. Club, io9, or Locus Online.--DrWho42 12:02, 22 January 2012 (EST)

1000 pages on the German Wiki!.

I just noticed that the German BS Wiki has hit the 1000 content pages mark. -- CylonU87 09:12, 31 January 2012 (EST)

Awesome! :) -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 12:12, 1 February 2012 (EST)


Is there some change to the anon/logged out users of the wiki. I see a white colored bar labeled Kontera at the bottom of every page. And also some random words get green colored double underlines, which show a popup thing on mouse over. Just wanted to know if this was for everyone or only for me. I don't remember seeing it anytime before. -- CylonU87 07:08, 1 February 2012 (EST)

That's standard for logged out or anonymous users. -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 12:11, 1 February 2012 (EST)

Multiple file upload broken on media wiki.

I get this error message. -- CylonU87 I don't feel like a copy. 02:38, 25 February 2012 (EST)
fatal error: Call to undefined method UploadForm::UploadForm() in /usr/www/users/bsgwiki/common/w/extensions/SpecialMultipleUpload/SpecialMultipleUpload.php on line 75

Sorry for the duplicate post. I got a timeout. -- CylonU87 I don't feel like a copy. 02:43, 25 February 2012 (EST)
Joe, when you are free. Can you please look into the SVG rendering problem (see, File:Caprica flag vertical.svg) and the Multi File Upload problem. I have dozens of svg/vector files I would love to upload. Thanks!. -- CylonU87 I don't feel like a copy. 09:07, 21 March 2012 (EDT)
The SVG thumbnail creation issue is due to the safe mode protocol enabled on PHP. --LIMAFOX76 12:49, 21 March 2012 (EDT)


I am just now watching the BSG series with Edward James Olmos. I like to watch an episode then come here to look up some extra information like music, actors thoughts on the episode, etc. This is a really great site except for the spoilers. Can someone go through here and edit the information that reveals details not known to the first time viewer? I am mainly talking about revealing the identities of Cylons. I just finished watching Hero and was reading the page about the episode when it is revealed that Chief Tyrol is a cylon. Come on! Really? How is that piece of information necessary on the Hero page? It is not the first time that the identities of the Final Five have been given away. The season three pages are full of things like this. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by EN500 (talk • contribs).

I've gone through and hidden those parts. There may be need for a review at a later date, when resources and time permit. -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 19:27, 19 July 2012 (EDT)

Thanks very much. It is nice knowing that someone is monitoring this site. Like I said, there are other spoilers that I have come across such as the line "This episode marks the supposed death of Ellen Tigh. However its later revealed...." and "This episode and "Precipice" are the only ones in which all twelve humanoid Cylons appear." Both of these comments appear on the Exodus Part II page. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by EN500 (talk • contribs).

All New Accounts must be Confirmed First

Just letting everyone know that I've implemented the "Confirm Account" feature, so that should stop spammers from causing problems. We'll have to watch the Special:ConfirmAccounts page and clear it out that way, but that's simpler than what's being done now, and it should allow the RecentChanges page to look a lot less cluttered. -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 21:15, 18 December 2012 (EST)


Hello, I've been off for nearly four years since my last edit in mid-April 2009, because of college and university studies, so I can't be here at Battlestar Wiki 24/7. Now, I'm in a semester break. Lately, I've started replacing the older <references/> and <div style="font-size:85%"><references/></div> tags in most articles with the newer {{reflist}} tag I created. This not only makes it very consistent in all articles, but also open up for potential future reference-cleaning edits by other editors to reduce clutter through list-defined references and fixing bare URLs. I got my JavaScript reference cleaning function ready.

It is my intention to make the articles in this wiki to be more readable to all visitors by moving references to the end. I assure you that my edits related to references will not introduce no scrolling lists of any kind. Any editor is welcome to help. Thanks. -- Starkiller | reply here 13:40, 10 January 2013 (EST)

Sounds great! Thanks, Starkiller! :) -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 13:49, 10 January 2013 (EST)
Okay. Here are the ref-cleaning edits I made:
No scrolling lists of any kinds were introduced by my ref-cleaning edits which move references to the end to make the article much more readable. Any feedback is welcome. -- Starkiller | reply here 11:15, 23 January 2013 (EST)

Banning policy update on the user and user talk pages on a ban

I got to a point where banned editors' user and user talk pages must be updated with a notice of the ban when it is enacted, linking to any applicable discussion or decision-making pages. The purpose of this notice is to announce the ban to editors encountering the banned editor's edits, such as those spammers I encountered. The notice of the ban I created is there: {{Template:Banned user}}. I feel that this must go to the banning policy of Battlestar Wiki. -- Starkiller | reply here 10:22, 23 January 2013 (EST)

Galactica terms

I was trying to remember the phrase Lt. Boomer said when he yelled out to the 2 thieves that stole the Energizer from him and Starbuck in the episode : " The Magnificent Warriors" . I think the he said " you bunch of crassidies " ?

Request for becoming a chief?

Since 2006, I've been playing a number a larger role in improving this Wiki. In 2008, the Malay version was launched. In 2013, I helped the Wiki in the creation of the {{Reflist}} template. I will like to become a Chief (Administrator) to maintain consistency with my account on the Malay version. Perhaps I will watch the integrity of the Wiki to protect it from vandals and trolls.

Starkiller | reply here 23:38, 6 September 2013 (EDT)

Wiki Frakr and the Forums are down

Looks like Wiki Frakr and the Forums are down. Any idea when they will come back up. BS Pegasus wiki has been down for ages. Any chance that will come up too. -- CylonU87 I don't feel like a copy. 13:37, 9 March 2014 (EDT)

Wiki Frakr and the Forums are down

Looks like Wiki Frakr and the Forums are down. Any idea when they will come back up. BS Pegasus wiki has been down for ages. Any chance that will come up too. -- CylonU87 I don't feel like a copy. 13:38, 9 March 2014 (EDT)