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== Late congratulations ==
  
== Florida ==
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Hello, Joe!  Until a few hours ago, I had no idea that the Battlestar Wiki had been restored months ago.  Thanks for fighting the ''very'' long fight! -- [[User:BlueResistance|BlueResistance]] ([[User talk:BlueResistance|talk]]) 16:18, 6 January 2020 (PST)
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: Hello, Blue! Happy to see you back! It's been a long time, for sure, but it's worth it. I look forward to continuing on into 2020 and beyond! Good hunting. -- [[User:Joe Beaudoin Jr.|Joe Beaudoin]] <sup>[[User talk:Joe Beaudoin Jr.|So say we all]] - [[Battlestar Wiki:Site support|Donate]]</sup> 18:43, 7 January 2020 (PST)
  
'''I lived in Orlando during the big 3 that was an ugly couple months without electricity or water.
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== Allowing user CSS and JS use ==
(Hurricane Charlie, Frances and Jeanne)
 
  
Since I consider Galactica to be a geek culture related entertainment and you live in Florida have you heard of the Dice Tower convention in Kissimmee? Its a board game convention that last 5 days.
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Hi Joe,<br/>I wish you a Happy New Year! Hope you're fine. Is it possible please to modify the <tt>LocalSettings.php</tt> file as followed:
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<pre>
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$wgAllowUserCss = true;
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$wgAllowUserJs = true;
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</pre>
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This to allow work on CSS in order to look like the [[:fr:|French Wiki]] (color and scheme) for testing if you want to. After the right attempts, I would like to implement the css on the [[MediaWiki:Timeless.css]] page. Thank you very much. Cheers! --[[User:LIMAFOX76|LIMAFOX76]] ([[User talk:LIMAFOX76|talk]]) 11:09, 18 January 2020 (PST)
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: Done and done! -- [[User:Joe Beaudoin Jr.|Joe Beaudoin]] <sup>[[User talk:Joe Beaudoin Jr.|So say we all]] - [[Battlestar Wiki:Site support|Donate]]</sup> 16:55, 18 January 2020 (PST)
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<gallery widths=400px heights=280px>
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File:English wiki by LIMAFOX76.png|Image of a modified Main Page taken with my [[User:LIMAFOX76/timeless.css|CSS template]].
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File:Main English with CSS.png|Image of the current Main Page (2020-01-27) with my personal CSS template.
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</gallery>
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:: Hi Joe,<br/>Here is a first glimpse of what could be {{SITENAME}} with a look similar to the [[:fr:|French one]]. Tell me what you think... Some reverse writing (white on white) must be fixed. --[[User:LIMAFOX76|LIMAFOX76]] ([[User talk:LIMAFOX76|talk]]) 02:10, 24 January 2020 (PST)
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::: Hi Joe, I updated my "Main Page" example (see on the right). Tell me what you think. Cheers! --[[User:LIMAFOX76|LIMAFOX76]] ([[User talk:LIMAFOX76|talk]]) 00:01, 27 January 2020 (PST)
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:::: Is there a way to use that skin (as a standard) on the german page? [[User:Enabran|Enabran]] ([[User talk:Enabran|talk]]) 14:20, 4 April 2020 (PDT)
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::::: Yes. I wanted to test and tweak it on the English wiki before I rolled it out on the Media Repository and the German wiki. I think I'm nearly done with the testing. -- [[User:Joe Beaudoin Jr.|Joe Beaudoin]] <sup>[[User talk:Joe Beaudoin Jr.|So say we all]] - [[Battlestar Wiki:Site support|Donate]]</sup>
  
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== Allowing download of TTF and OTF files ==
  
: Hello SS! I haven't heard of it. Also, I no longer live in Florida, having moved to California some time ago. Still, send me whatever information you have on the Dice Tower Convention, and I'll take a look! -- [[User:Joe Beaudoin Jr.|Joe Beaudoin]] <sup>[[User talk:Joe Beaudoin Jr.|So say we all]] - [[Battlestar Wiki:Site support|Donate]]</sup> 19:14, 6 July 2019 (PDT)
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Joe, can you please add the "ttf" and "otf" extensions in the [[:md:|Battlestar Wiki Media]] <tt>LocalSettings.php</tt> authorized files so I would be able to use extra fonts for the wiki's look.<br/>Thank you very much! Cheers! --[[User:LIMAFOX76|LIMAFOX76]] ([[User talk:LIMAFOX76|talk]]) 04:22, 24 January 2020 (PST)
  
== Skin job ==
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: Best to email me the files sent me directly, so I can upload these directly to the Skins folders: webmaster (at) battlestarwiki (dot) org. -- [[User:Joe Beaudoin Jr.|Joe Beaudoin]] <sup>[[User talk:Joe Beaudoin Jr.|So say we all]] - [[Battlestar Wiki:Site support|Donate]]</sup> 16:51, 24 January 2020 (PST)
  
With the wiki online we really need to get it back looking its best. The 'Timeless' theme is a little scruffy in places compared to Monobook with inconsistent use of fonts and category placements. How do we go about editing this theme to bring back the classic BSwiki Burgundy and Gold look and feel? Should be usilise modern webfont code to bring familiar and relevant fonts like Battlestar, Spaceage/Galactiguise, Bank Gothic, Eurostile etc to things like headers and subheadings
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:: I dove in and modified the "Timeless" CSS, cloning it into "Daybreak" and have begun additional stylings, see: [[MediaWiki:Daybreak.css]] and [[MediaWiki:Daybreak.js]].
  
Also what is going to be done about the battlestarwikiclone? I gather there were some discussions about shutting it down and redirecting back to this wiki but its still very much online and clowding google search results.
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:: Once things are locked in on EN, I'll deploy on DE and the Media Repository, too. -- [[User:Joe Beaudoin Jr.|Joe Beaudoin]] <sup>[[User talk:Joe Beaudoin Jr.|So say we all]] - [[Battlestar Wiki:Site support|Donate]]</sup> 09:42, 26 March 2020 (PDT)
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::: I am happy to see the old look back! :-D [[User:Enabran|Enabran]] ([[User talk:Enabran|talk]]) 10:22, 26 March 2020 (PDT)
  
Lastly I've been in discussions with the .wiki registrar but that conversation is best to be done in private.
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== The Return of... the spammers! ==
  
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Hi Joe,<br/>It seems that the spammer bots (or not) have found a way to strike back. May it is time to add some new questions the the Questy-Captcha inside the LocalSettings.php file. I made some for "my" English version attempt. I'll send you via email to your admin.<br/>Cheers! --[[User:LIMAFOX76|LIMAFOX76]] ([[User talk:LIMAFOX76|talk]]) 13:34, 14 March 2020 (PDT)
--[[User:Mercifull|Mercifull]] <sup>([[User talk:Mercifull|Talk]]/[[Special:Contributions/Mercifull|Contribs]])</sup> 02:22, 16 July 2019 (PDT)
 
  
: 1. Agreed. It's going to take time for that, so if you have any mockup ideas you want to throw together in PhotoShop, I'd definitely like to see 'em!  
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: Cheers! Received your email. Thanks! -- [[User:Joe Beaudoin Jr.|Joe Beaudoin]] <sup>[[User talk:Joe Beaudoin Jr.|So say we all]] - [[Battlestar Wiki:Site support|Donate]]</sup> 15:11, 14 March 2020 (PDT)
: 2. I've been talking to Shane @ Wikiclone, but he dropped off back in late May. I've been trying to reestablish communication with him to see what we can do to either obtain the domain name or update the Wikiclone to point to the resurrected Wiki.
 
:3. Ping me on the .wiki thing. Not sure if that's even worth obtaining, as I feel it's just vanity -- but if it's a no-brainer price, then that might change my mind. -- [[User:Joe Beaudoin Jr.|Joe Beaudoin]] <sup>[[User talk:Joe Beaudoin Jr.|So say we all]] - [[Battlestar Wiki:Site support|Donate]]</sup> 20:49, 16 July 2019 (PDT)
 
::CloneShane is still active on Twitter do you want me to give him a poke? As for skins I've just been looking at the skin on the french wiki that LIMAFOX76 has put together here http://fr.battlestarwiki.ddns.net/index.php/Accueil (p.s. lets get the FR subdomain back online so he can lead on that project here rather than spinning off onto his own server, see conversation below). Can we use that design here with the Vector skin and use a mediawiki extension to chance to Timeless on mobile devices using the MobileFrontend ext? --[[User:Mercifull|Mercifull]] <sup>([[User talk:Mercifull|Talk]]/[[Special:Contributions/Mercifull|Contribs]])</sup> 06:38, 18 July 2019 (PDT)
 
  
== Interwiki to "my" French Battlestar Wiki ==
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:: Hi Joe,<br/>It seems that the spammers are attacking the German wiki. I cannot prevent them as I have no admin right. Can you do something please? Thank you. Cheers!--[[User:LIMAFOX76|LIMAFOX76]] ([[User talk:LIMAFOX76|talk]]) 07:34, 19 March 2020 (PDT)
  
Hi Joe,<br/>Hope you're well. I would like to suggest you the following. As I try to maintain, improve and update the French Battlestar wiki on my personal server, would it be possible to update your "fr" interwiki url link like the following:
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::: On it. Thank you! -- [[User:Joe Beaudoin Jr.|Joe Beaudoin]] <sup>[[User talk:Joe Beaudoin Jr.|So say we all]] - [[Battlestar Wiki:Site support|Donate]]</sup> 16:31, 20 March 2020 (PDT)
<pre>http://fr.battlestarwiki.ddns.net/index.php/$1</pre>
 
Two reasons for that:
 
* First, the French wiki is configured as I desire (Semantic MediaWiki + other stuff) so I do not have to ask you some extra extensions on the main site.
 
* Second, I give up my semantic English version and update my "en" interwiki link to BW (not a lot of time to spend on it unfortunately).
 
Cheers! --[[User:LIMAFOX76|LIMAFOX76]] ([[User talk:LIMAFOX76|talk]]) 00:38, 17 July 2019 (PDT)
 
::There used to be a French wiki installed on this website before it went dark for a year or two. Perhaps you'd like to take ownership of that here if we brought it back online? At the moment by spinning off onto your own website/personal server and using our branding you are causing a potential audience confusion. We want to bring the full Battlestar Wiki family back online here on this domain and it looks like you have the passion to lead the FR project here.
 
  
::Secondly you've done a nice colour scheme of Vector and keeping the angled corners which is nice. The original BSwiki themes that I co-developed are no longer compatible with the latest versions of MediaWiki and we are about to embark on developing new skins but in the mean time could we use what you've made? If you want to email me any skin code please do so at matt@simsmail.co.uk and we can have a better chat --[[User:Mercifull|Mercifull]] <sup>([[User talk:Mercifull|Talk]]/[[Special:Contributions/Mercifull|Contribs]])</sup> 06:32, 18 July 2019 (PDT)
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::: Looks like [[User:Enabran|Enabran]] already handled it! Cheers!  -- [[User:Joe Beaudoin Jr.|Joe Beaudoin]] <sup>[[User talk:Joe Beaudoin Jr.|So say we all]] - [[Battlestar Wiki:Site support|Donate]]</sup> 16:34, 20 March 2020 (PDT)
  
:::Matt, see my [[User talk:LIMAFOX76#Lets get the wiki family back together|answer here]]. And there is no issue at all to use what I have done on my personal server to improve BW's style of course! Cheers!--[[User:LIMAFOX76|LIMAFOX76]] ([[User talk:LIMAFOX76|talk]]) 08:33, 18 July 2019 (PDT)
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Update: I've removed some of the older CAPTCHA questions, since they were easily cracked (ergo the influx of spammers as of late). Furthermore, given our increase in SEO, I suspect that spammers are salivating and thus we're seeing a lot more attention now than we did when we relaunched. Reminds me of the "good ol' days." -- [[User:Joe Beaudoin Jr.|Joe Beaudoin]] <sup>[[User talk:Joe Beaudoin Jr.|So say we all]] - [[Battlestar Wiki:Site support|Donate]]</sup> 08:44, 21 March 2020 (PDT)
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: <big>'''147!'''</big> That's crasy though. Big job! Ouf! --[[User:LIMAFOX76|LIMAFOX76]] ([[User talk:LIMAFOX76|talk]]) 09:10, 21 March 2020 (PDT)
  
== Work on Battlestar Wiki Skin ==
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:: Can you please disable the annoying captcha questions for my account here. It is really disturbing my work here and you know I will do no mess here. And can you repair or reintroduce the page click counter? [[User:Enabran|Enabran]] ([[User talk:Enabran|talk]]) 10:22, 26 March 2020 (PDT)
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::: Hi Enabran, the page click counter has been disabled on recent versions of MediaWiki. You need another extension to enable it. Cheers! --[[User:LIMAFOX76|LIMAFOX76]] ([[User talk:LIMAFOX76|talk]]) 11:15, 26 March 2020 (PDT)
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::: Enabran, I'll check into disabling the captcha. -- [[User:Joe Beaudoin Jr.|Joe Beaudoin]] <sup>[[User talk:Joe Beaudoin Jr.|So say we all]] - [[Battlestar Wiki:Site support|Donate]]</sup> 21:29, 26 March 2020 (PDT)
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:::: LIMA, all the page click counters are pretty much beta or untested versions. Any thoughts? -- [[User:Joe Beaudoin Jr.|Joe Beaudoin]] <sup>[[User talk:Joe Beaudoin Jr.|So say we all]] - [[Battlestar Wiki:Site support|Donate]]</sup> 21:29, 26 March 2020 (PDT)
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::::: Great, thank you :-) [[User:Enabran|Enabran]] ([[User talk:Enabran|talk]]) 01:44, 27 March 2020 (PDT)
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:::::: I would say to try [[md:Extension:GoogleAnalyticsMetrics|GoogleAnalyticsMetrics]] but we become dependant to Google. ;-)
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: The Spammers are back. [[User:Enabran|Enabran]] ([[User talk:Enabran|talk]]) 01:50, 8 April 2020 (PDT)
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:: Enabran, do you have an email address so I can send you questions you can translate in German? Thank you. Cheers!
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::: [https://de.battlestarwiki.org/Benutzer:Enabran here] on my german profile
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:::: Email sent! --[[User:LIMAFOX76|LIMAFOX76]] ([[User talk:LIMAFOX76|talk]]) 03:16, 8 April 2020 (PDT)
  
Hi Joe,<br/>I started to work on the skin using a Timeless shape with BW original colors. It seems that I cannot use CSS3 to make cut borders but you can see a first glimpse on my [http://fr.battlestarwiki.ddns.net/index.php/Accueil French website]. What do you think? You can tell me. Cheers! --[[User:LIMAFOX76|LIMAFOX76]] ([[User talk:LIMAFOX76|talk]]) 09:46, 23 July 2019 (PDT)
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Here I have got a new user every 6 Minutes... They do not spam at the moment. [[User:Enabran|Enabran]] ([[User talk:Enabran|talk]]) 03:10, 10 April 2020 (PDT)
:It looks good so far. I have some more thoughts on fonts but I will email you later as they require attachments which cannot be posted here. --[[User:Mercifull|Mercifull]] <sup>([[User talk:Mercifull|Talk]]/[[Special:Contributions/Mercifull|Contribs]])</sup> 04:07, 26 July 2019 (PDT)
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: Hi Enabran, please block all of them, they don't have correct names for a "classic user", like First name/Last name with no space, and a random number at the end. They all smell upcoming spammers. As you named me admin (thank you), I can help you for this. --[[User:LIMAFOX76|LIMAFOX76]] ([[User talk:LIMAFOX76|talk]]) 04:12, 10 April 2020 (PDT)
:: I like it. I think the yellow and orange box borders could be more muted, perhaps different color (darker) reds? -- [[User:Joe Beaudoin Jr.|Joe Beaudoin]] <sup>[[User talk:Joe Beaudoin Jr.|So say we all]] - [[Battlestar Wiki:Site support|Donate]]</sup> 19:48, 3 August 2019 (PDT)
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: Hi Joe, can you please use Enabran's translation of the different questions you received by email to improve the German wiki's protection? Thank you very much! Cheers! --[[User:LIMAFOX76|LIMAFOX76]] ([[User talk:LIMAFOX76|talk]]) 04:20, 10 April 2020 (PDT)
::: I worked on the main borders and the titles (darker yellow). I will check for the cut border (it's an image, need to edit it). Cheers! --[[User:LIMAFOX76|LIMAFOX76]] ([[User talk:LIMAFOX76|talk]]) 00:44, 4 August 2019 (PDT)
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:: Will do. I was planning to roll it out over this weekend, but I'll address it now given the issues. I'll loop around when I'm done. -- [[User:Joe Beaudoin Jr.|Joe Beaudoin]] <sup>[[User talk:Joe Beaudoin Jr.|So say we all]] - [[Battlestar Wiki:Site support|Donate]]</sup> 10:28, 10 April 2020 (PDT)
::: I just modified the cut border color. --[[User:LIMAFOX76|LIMAFOX76]] ([[User talk:LIMAFOX76|talk]]) 00:55, 4 August 2019 (PDT)
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:: It is completed, Imperious Leaders! -- [[User:Joe Beaudoin Jr.|Joe Beaudoin]] <sup>[[User talk:Joe Beaudoin Jr.|So say we all]] - [[Battlestar Wiki:Site support|Donate]]</sup> 12:05, 10 April 2020 (PDT)
::: One change again on dark red for the cut border color. --[[User:LIMAFOX76|LIMAFOX76]] ([[User talk:LIMAFOX76|talk]]) 10:08, 4 August 2019 (PDT)
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::: Now we can resume our plan!! ;-) --[[User:LIMAFOX76|LIMAFOX76]] ([[User talk:LIMAFOX76|talk]]) 12:11, 10 April 2020 (PDT)
  
== German Battlestar Wiki issues ==
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== TOS-Cast-Chaos ==
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Oh man...
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chaos in the cast datas of Battlestar Galactica TOS!
  
Links from english to german sites are working but no links from german sites to english sites are working.-- [[User:Enabran|Enabran]] ([[User talk:Enabran|talk]]) 02:40, 4 August 2019 (PDT)
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For example, there is a name of a role during the credits. When you go to Imdb, there is another given name. Then you figure out that the actor was married x times and had x names.
: I put back this conversation here (you were on an archive). Hi Enabran,<br/>The German interwiki is not configured correctly. It points to the former address (with a <tt>wiki</tt> inside it. It has to be changed by an "Interwiki" group member (not you nor me for now). Just as a reminder, in the German LocalSettings.php the following line has to be changed from (that's for you Joe)
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What do I do now when I create an article? Here in the Wiki, each role needs an article for the actor. Do I now give article the name given in the credits, the current name of the actor, their birthname or the artist name of IMDB?
<pre>$wgLanguageCode = "en";</pre>
 
to
 
<pre>$wgLanguageCode = "de";</pre>
 
Cheers! --[[User:LIMAFOX76|LIMAFOX76]] ([[User talk:LIMAFOX76|talk]]) 03:03, 4 August 2019 (PDT)
 
: Handled the LanguageCode. Am handling the English interwiki link fixes now... :) -- [[User:Joe Beaudoin Jr.|Joe Beaudoin]] <sup>[[User talk:Joe Beaudoin Jr.|So say we all]] - [[Battlestar Wiki:Site support|Donate]]</sup> 08:46, 4 August 2019 (PDT)
 
  
:: Thank you Limafox and Joe :-) -- [[User:Enabran|Enabran]] ([[User talk:Enabran|talk]]) 09:31, 4 August 2019 (PDT)
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This lady, for example: [[Janet Lynn Curtis]]
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the credits say: Janet Lynn Curtis - Sorell (only 1 r unlike the [[Sorrell]] here, anotehr mistake?)
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IMDb entry for her https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0193371/?ref_=nmbio_bio_nm
  
== French Battlestar Wiki ==
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says Janet Prescott ??? how so??? Born as Janet Lynn Curtis, married to Glen A. Larson and therefore a Janet Larson or Janet Curtis-Larson.
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We need a guidline.[[User:Enabran|Enabran]] ([[User talk:Enabran|talk]]) 07:13, 31 March 2020 (PDT)
  
Hi Joe,<br/>Do you have any plan about the French Battlestar Wiki to "really" come back to life? If you want to, you can directly write to my personal email address, it didn't change. Thank you very much. Cheers! --[[User:LIMAFOX76|LIMAFOX76]] ([[User talk:LIMAFOX76|talk]]) 12:21, 11 August 2019 (PDT)
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: I see there was a discussion on this begun at [[Talk:Sheila DeWindt]]. It's best to follow what we've done with [[Janet Lansbury]], with redirects from the original name as credited in the episode, and go from there. -- [[User:Joe Beaudoin Jr.|Joe Beaudoin]] <sup>[[User talk:Joe Beaudoin Jr.|So say we all]] - [[Battlestar Wiki:Site support|Donate]]</sup> 08:55, 31 March 2020 (PDT)
: Yes, I do! I've just been traveling, so I haven't had the ability to carve time out for it. I'll reach out to you via email for further details, as I would need the database files and all that from your setup. -- [[User:Joe Beaudoin Jr.|Joe Beaudoin]] <sup>[[User talk:Joe Beaudoin Jr.|So say we all]] - [[Battlestar Wiki:Site support|Donate]]</sup> 17:21, 11 August 2019 (PDT)
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:: And what would be the accurate Articlename for Janet?  [[User:Enabran|Enabran]] ([[User talk:Enabran|talk]]) 11:02, 31 March 2020 (PDT)
:: It may be possible to have the original wiki's content back + what I've done if you have a backup made before October 31, 2013. It was just before the first French wiki crash (when all data but 15 pages were lost) and then find a way to give you the Mediawiki files and the LocalSettings.php file (+ logo and fonts). --[[User:LIMAFOX76|LIMAFOX76]] ([[User talk:LIMAFOX76|talk]]) 05:31, 14 August 2019 (PDT)
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::: For Janet Lynn Curtis, the primary article name would be [[Janet Lansbury]]. -- [[User:Joe Beaudoin Jr.|Joe Beaudoin]] <sup>[[User talk:Joe Beaudoin Jr.|So say we all]] - [[Battlestar Wiki:Site support|Donate]]</sup> 17:36, 31 March 2020 (PDT)
::: Hi Joe, until you find a way and time to put back the French wiki on the main domain, could you please change the <tt>fr</tt> interwiki link on the English and German wiki to the following :
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:::: Sure! But sorry I was not clear enough with my last post, I was meaning [[Janet Lynn Curtis|that Janet]] ;-) <br> and here we have the big mess [[User:Enabran|Enabran]] ([[User talk:Enabran|talk]]) 23:37, 31 March 2020 (PDT)
<pre>http://fr.battlestarwiki.ddns.net/wiki/$1</pre>
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::::: Oh! sorry! I thought they were the one and the same Janet! (They're not.) I've moved that to [[Janet Prescott]]... and I believe she was actually married to Glen Larson for a time! Worth further investigation! -- [[User:Joe Beaudoin Jr.|Joe Beaudoin]] <sup>[[User talk:Joe Beaudoin Jr.|So say we all]] - [[Battlestar Wiki:Site support|Donate]]</sup> 07:41, 1 April 2020 (PDT)
:::It will direct it to my personal server. I added the German link, and the English one is already active for a while now. Thank you very much! Cheers! --[[User:LIMAFOX76|LIMAFOX76]] ([[User talk:LIMAFOX76|talk]]) 13:25, 26 August 2019 (PDT)
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:::::: That's what I have done. She was married with Larson from 1982 - 2008. It was her only marriage. She was born as Janet Lynn Curtis and she is only credited as forms of Janet Curtis or Janet Larson-Curtis. I do not know where the Prescot comes from. Other Sources name her Janet Larson-Curtis [[User:Enabran|Enabran]] ([[User talk:Enabran|talk]]) 09:44, 1 April 2020 (PDT)
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::::::: She went by Curtis-Prescott in 2017 per [https://harrismanagement.prezly.com/janet-curtis-prescott-hollywood-veteran-producer--writer-signs-with-harris-management this press release], so that's where Prescott comes from. -- [[User:Joe Beaudoin Jr.|Joe Beaudoin]] <sup>[[User talk:Joe Beaudoin Jr.|So say we all]] - [[Battlestar Wiki:Site support|Donate]]</sup> 10:08, 1 April 2020 (PDT)
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* [[Paul Coufos]]: My research has shown that the actor cannot be the black guy seen on the picture in the article. See here: https://ultimatesoapfan.fandom.com/wiki/Paul_Coufos Also the Paul Coufos in the movie with the giant rats is white. [[User:Enabran|Enabran]] ([[User talk:Enabran|talk]]) 03:06, 4 May 2020 (PDT)
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:: Great find! Feel free to update! -- [[User:Joe Beaudoin Jr.|Joe Beaudoin]] <sup>[[User talk:Joe Beaudoin Jr.|So say we all]] - [[Battlestar Wiki:Site support|Donate]]</sup> 09:17, 4 May 2020 (PDT)
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::: I found out, that [https://www.cultcelebrities.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/the-lost-empire-1984-22.jpg this] is Paul Coufos and that he might be at least the [http://www.galacticabbs.com/gallery_images/1162842570/gallery_4836_93_10949.jpg Pilot] at the beginning from war of gods and I found him in the [http://www.galacticabbs.com/gallery_images/1161982284/gallery_4836_79_29559.jpg Saga of a Starworld]. But who is the black guard in Lost Planet? Maybe the credits are wrong? One of the 2 Guards is Bruce Wright. [[User:Enabran|Enabran]] ([[User talk:Enabran|talk]]) 12:01, 4 May 2020 (PDT)
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== Things I cannot do ==
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* If you have time, there is that family-tree-thing, that I never managed to do, what I want it to do. Maybe someone of you can repair that stuff. Here is one of 2 I use on the german page: [https://de.battlestarwiki.org/Vorlage:Adama_Stammbaum_(TOS) TOS Adama Tree] thank you --[[User:Enabran|Enabran]] ([[User talk:Enabran|talk]]) 14:26, 4 April 2020 (PDT)
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:: Yes, I'll see about deploying the Family Tree extension in the next behind-the-scenes updates. -- [[User:Joe Beaudoin Jr.|Joe Beaudoin]] <sup>[[User talk:Joe Beaudoin Jr.|So say we all]] - [[Battlestar Wiki:Site support|Donate]]</sup> 14:47, 4 April 2020 (PDT)
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* When I see the Castdata or Crewdata, is it possible to add 2 nationalities to the actors infobox? Tricia Helfer is both US and CA. Maybe someting like you did with the Series 1,2,3 icons. [[User:Enabran|Enabran]] ([[User talk:Enabran|talk]]) 05:54, 10 April 2020 (PDT)
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:: - Solved [[User:Enabran|Enabran]] ([[User talk:Enabran|talk]]) 00:42, 4 May 2020 (PDT)
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* Layout: When I have a template [https://de.battlestarwiki.org/Vorlage:Schlachtdaten like this] used for battles [https://de.battlestarwiki.org/Tausend-Yahren-Krieg like that] how can I force the Matrix to add a little space between "Ergebnis:" and "Entscheidender zylonischer Sieg..."?
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:: Hi Enabran. I think I fixed it with adding a "padding-rigth" on the template, waiting until you have the next "Daybreak" skin. Cheers! --[[User:LIMAFOX76|LIMAFOX76]] ([[User talk:LIMAFOX76|talk]]) 05:32, 5 April 2020 (PDT)
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::: thank you Lima! It looks much better now. I will use it in my other templates too. [[User:Enabran|Enabran]] ([[User talk:Enabran|talk]]) 06:13, 5 April 2020 (PDT)
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:::: - Solved [[User:Enabran|Enabran]] ([[User talk:Enabran|talk]]) 00:42, 4 May 2020 (PDT)
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== Uploading a new version of an existing file on [[:md:|Media Battlestar Wiki]] ==
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Hi Joe,<br/>Several times, I tried to upload a better version of existing files on the Media repository. Every time I have a error appearing and I have issues to retrieve it on the English wiki. Is it possible please to check and fix this point. It may be a question of read/write access or owner/group issues (<tt>www-data</tt>) for MediaWiki on the "Images" folder. Thank you very much. Cheers! --[[User:LIMAFOX76|LIMAFOX76]] ([[User talk:LIMAFOX76|talk]]) 12:25, 7 April 2020 (PDT)
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: Which files in particular? -- [[User:Joe Beaudoin Jr.|Joe Beaudoin]] <sup>[[User talk:Joe Beaudoin Jr.|So say we all]] - [[Battlestar Wiki:Site support|Donate]]</sup> 15:42, 7 April 2020 (PDT)
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:: [[:File:Dancer.jpg]], [[:File:Carillon.jpg]], [[:File:Anton.jpg]] for example. Some are okay now but every time, I had an error message for after uploading the update, and I had to refresh/purge several times in the media repository AND the English wiki to have the image in the good way. But now it's correct. --[[User:LIMAFOX76|LIMAFOX76]] ([[User talk:LIMAFOX76|talk]]) 23:49, 7 April 2020 (PDT)
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::: Ah, got it! I've run into that myself with some of the older images &mdash; even though it may throw a "Database Exception" error, it still uploads the image. I believe some of that is due to the fact that MW has changed so much, and even though I run the update/cleanup scripts, some of the info in the DB is so old that it throws these errors.  
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::: I am further aware of a lag when uploading an image to the Media Repository, and then having that information communicated through the API of the load balancer. It happens even on brand new files. Sometimes it's pretty quick/instantaneous, sometimes it isn't. I've surmised that it depends on what AWS is feeling at that particular moment. -- [[User:Joe Beaudoin Jr.|Joe Beaudoin]] <sup>[[User talk:Joe Beaudoin Jr.|So say we all]] - [[Battlestar Wiki:Site support|Donate]]</sup> 08:40, 8 April 2020 (PDT)
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::: Joe, my IP was blocked on the Mediawiki page. I cannot upload more images. [[User:Enabran|Enabran]] ([[User talk:Enabran|talk]]) 05:54, 10 April 2020 (PDT)
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::: Which IP are you talking about? --[[User:LIMAFOX76|LIMAFOX76]] ([[User talk:LIMAFOX76|talk]]) 06:56, 10 April 2020 (PDT)
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::::IP address is 172.31.21.31, and the block ID is #7178.  But I have seen, he block is until tomorrow - something I can live with... [[User:Enabran|Enabran]] ([[User talk:Enabran|talk]]) 07:05, 10 April 2020 (PDT)
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::::: Try now... --[[User:LIMAFOX76|LIMAFOX76]] ([[User talk:LIMAFOX76|talk]]) 07:07, 10 April 2020 (PDT)
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:::::: Well done! [[User:Enabran|Enabran]] ([[User talk:Enabran|talk]]) 09:17, 10 April 2020 (PDT)
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::::::: I am blocked again: Your current IP address is 172.31.82.0, and the block ID is #7181.[[User:Enabran|Enabran]] ([[User talk:Enabran|talk]]) 06:45, 13 April 2020 (PDT)
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:::::::: IP unblock done! Joe, I think you can put the English wiki's questions on the LocalSettings.php for [[:md:|the Media repository]]. Cheers! --[[User:LIMAFOX76|LIMAFOX76]] ([[User talk:LIMAFOX76|talk]]) 08:43, 13 April 2020 (PDT)
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== Message for you on Chief's noticeboard ==
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I posted an observation / suggestion at [[Battlestar_Wiki:Chiefs%27_noticeboard#Improperly_Archived_Talk_Pages]] --[[User:April Arcus|April Arcus]] ([[User talk:April Arcus|talk]]) 20:00, 12 April 2020 (PDT)
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== Unanswered Question for "Torn" episode ==
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I hate to say this, but your premise is wrong. Baltar used more than "just" reading the sacred scriptures. For example, Gaeta says that Baltar also used the "map of the constellations found on Kobol". I didn't want to just delete your contribution. {{unsigned|TheRichmeister}}
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: Hello there! That's a great point, and you're right.
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: Also, I've taken a look at your concern, and found that I didn't make that particular addition ({{canonicalurl:Torn|diff=90231&oldid=90229}}), as another editor had. Also, you're more than welcome to post on the talk page of the article in question with such concerns like these, as I (and the other active admins) monitor the [[Special:RecentChanges|recent changes]] list. (I've seen that you've made quite a few welcome, and much needed changes, so kudos!) -- [[User:Joe Beaudoin Jr.|Joe Beaudoin]] <sup>[[User talk:Joe Beaudoin Jr.|So say we all]] - [[Battlestar Wiki:Site support|Donate]]</sup> 18:48, 8 May 2020 (PDT)
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== An old question about hits counter from Enabran ==
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Hi Joe,<br/>[[user:Enabran|Enabran]] asked some time ago if it is possible to retrieve the hits counter. I tried to install a stable version of [https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:HitCounters Extension:HitCounters] on the [[:fr:|French wiki]]. It seems to work. You'll need to run an <tt>maintenance/update.php</tt> after installing the extension with the following in the <tt>LocalSettings.php</tt> file
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wfLoadExtension( 'HitCounters' );
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It should keep the old values. As you wish, but I think there will be a happy, happy editor ;-) Cheers! --[[User:LIMAFOX76|LIMAFOX76]] ([[User talk:LIMAFOX76|talk]]) 13:57, 3 June 2020 (PDT)
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: I will look into it! Thanks! -- [[User:Joe Beaudoin Jr.|Joe Beaudoin]] <sup>[[User talk:Joe Beaudoin Jr.|So say we all]] - [[Battlestar Wiki:Site support|Donate]]</sup> 11:20, 4 June 2020 (PDT)

Latest revision as of 11:20, 4 June 2020


Late congratulations

Hello, Joe! Until a few hours ago, I had no idea that the Battlestar Wiki had been restored months ago. Thanks for fighting the very long fight! -- BlueResistance (talk) 16:18, 6 January 2020 (PST)

Hello, Blue! Happy to see you back! It's been a long time, for sure, but it's worth it. I look forward to continuing on into 2020 and beyond! Good hunting. -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 18:43, 7 January 2020 (PST)

Allowing user CSS and JS use

Hi Joe,
I wish you a Happy New Year! Hope you're fine. Is it possible please to modify the LocalSettings.php file as followed:

$wgAllowUserCss = true;
$wgAllowUserJs = true;

This to allow work on CSS in order to look like the French Wiki (color and scheme) for testing if you want to. After the right attempts, I would like to implement the css on the MediaWiki:Timeless.css page. Thank you very much. Cheers! --LIMAFOX76 (talk) 11:09, 18 January 2020 (PST)

Done and done! -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 16:55, 18 January 2020 (PST)
Hi Joe,
Here is a first glimpse of what could be Battlestar Wiki with a look similar to the French one. Tell me what you think... Some reverse writing (white on white) must be fixed. --LIMAFOX76 (talk) 02:10, 24 January 2020 (PST)
Hi Joe, I updated my "Main Page" example (see on the right). Tell me what you think. Cheers! --LIMAFOX76 (talk) 00:01, 27 January 2020 (PST)
Is there a way to use that skin (as a standard) on the german page? Enabran (talk) 14:20, 4 April 2020 (PDT)
Yes. I wanted to test and tweak it on the English wiki before I rolled it out on the Media Repository and the German wiki. I think I'm nearly done with the testing. -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate

Allowing download of TTF and OTF files

Joe, can you please add the "ttf" and "otf" extensions in the Battlestar Wiki Media LocalSettings.php authorized files so I would be able to use extra fonts for the wiki's look.
Thank you very much! Cheers! --LIMAFOX76 (talk) 04:22, 24 January 2020 (PST)

Best to email me the files sent me directly, so I can upload these directly to the Skins folders: webmaster (at) battlestarwiki (dot) org. -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 16:51, 24 January 2020 (PST)
I dove in and modified the "Timeless" CSS, cloning it into "Daybreak" and have begun additional stylings, see: MediaWiki:Daybreak.css and MediaWiki:Daybreak.js.
Once things are locked in on EN, I'll deploy on DE and the Media Repository, too. -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 09:42, 26 March 2020 (PDT)
I am happy to see the old look back! :-D Enabran (talk) 10:22, 26 March 2020 (PDT)

The Return of... the spammers!

Hi Joe,
It seems that the spammer bots (or not) have found a way to strike back. May it is time to add some new questions the the Questy-Captcha inside the LocalSettings.php file. I made some for "my" English version attempt. I'll send you via email to your admin.
Cheers! --LIMAFOX76 (talk) 13:34, 14 March 2020 (PDT)

Cheers! Received your email. Thanks! -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 15:11, 14 March 2020 (PDT)
Hi Joe,
It seems that the spammers are attacking the German wiki. I cannot prevent them as I have no admin right. Can you do something please? Thank you. Cheers!--LIMAFOX76 (talk) 07:34, 19 March 2020 (PDT)
On it. Thank you! -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 16:31, 20 March 2020 (PDT)
Looks like Enabran already handled it! Cheers! -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 16:34, 20 March 2020 (PDT)

Update: I've removed some of the older CAPTCHA questions, since they were easily cracked (ergo the influx of spammers as of late). Furthermore, given our increase in SEO, I suspect that spammers are salivating and thus we're seeing a lot more attention now than we did when we relaunched. Reminds me of the "good ol' days." -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 08:44, 21 March 2020 (PDT)

147! That's crasy though. Big job! Ouf! --LIMAFOX76 (talk) 09:10, 21 March 2020 (PDT)
Can you please disable the annoying captcha questions for my account here. It is really disturbing my work here and you know I will do no mess here. And can you repair or reintroduce the page click counter? Enabran (talk) 10:22, 26 March 2020 (PDT)
Hi Enabran, the page click counter has been disabled on recent versions of MediaWiki. You need another extension to enable it. Cheers! --LIMAFOX76 (talk) 11:15, 26 March 2020 (PDT)
Enabran, I'll check into disabling the captcha. -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 21:29, 26 March 2020 (PDT)
LIMA, all the page click counters are pretty much beta or untested versions. Any thoughts? -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 21:29, 26 March 2020 (PDT)
Great, thank you :-) Enabran (talk) 01:44, 27 March 2020 (PDT)
I would say to try GoogleAnalyticsMetrics but we become dependant to Google. ;-)
The Spammers are back. Enabran (talk) 01:50, 8 April 2020 (PDT)
Enabran, do you have an email address so I can send you questions you can translate in German? Thank you. Cheers!
here on my german profile
Email sent! --LIMAFOX76 (talk) 03:16, 8 April 2020 (PDT)

Here I have got a new user every 6 Minutes... They do not spam at the moment. Enabran (talk) 03:10, 10 April 2020 (PDT)

Hi Enabran, please block all of them, they don't have correct names for a "classic user", like First name/Last name with no space, and a random number at the end. They all smell upcoming spammers. As you named me admin (thank you), I can help you for this. --LIMAFOX76 (talk) 04:12, 10 April 2020 (PDT)
Hi Joe, can you please use Enabran's translation of the different questions you received by email to improve the German wiki's protection? Thank you very much! Cheers! --LIMAFOX76 (talk) 04:20, 10 April 2020 (PDT)
Will do. I was planning to roll it out over this weekend, but I'll address it now given the issues. I'll loop around when I'm done. -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 10:28, 10 April 2020 (PDT)
It is completed, Imperious Leaders! -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 12:05, 10 April 2020 (PDT)
Now we can resume our plan!! ;-) --LIMAFOX76 (talk) 12:11, 10 April 2020 (PDT)

TOS-Cast-Chaos

Oh man... chaos in the cast datas of Battlestar Galactica TOS!

For example, there is a name of a role during the credits. When you go to Imdb, there is another given name. Then you figure out that the actor was married x times and had x names. What do I do now when I create an article? Here in the Wiki, each role needs an article for the actor. Do I now give article the name given in the credits, the current name of the actor, their birthname or the artist name of IMDB?

This lady, for example: Janet Lynn Curtis the credits say: Janet Lynn Curtis - Sorell (only 1 r unlike the Sorrell here, anotehr mistake?) IMDb entry for her https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0193371/?ref_=nmbio_bio_nm

says Janet Prescott ??? how so??? Born as Janet Lynn Curtis, married to Glen A. Larson and therefore a Janet Larson or Janet Curtis-Larson. We need a guidline.Enabran (talk) 07:13, 31 March 2020 (PDT)

I see there was a discussion on this begun at Talk:Sheila DeWindt. It's best to follow what we've done with Janet Lansbury, with redirects from the original name as credited in the episode, and go from there. -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 08:55, 31 March 2020 (PDT)
And what would be the accurate Articlename for Janet? Enabran (talk) 11:02, 31 March 2020 (PDT)
For Janet Lynn Curtis, the primary article name would be Janet Lansbury. -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 17:36, 31 March 2020 (PDT)
Sure! But sorry I was not clear enough with my last post, I was meaning that Janet ;-)
and here we have the big mess Enabran (talk) 23:37, 31 March 2020 (PDT)
Oh! sorry! I thought they were the one and the same Janet! (They're not.) I've moved that to Janet Prescott... and I believe she was actually married to Glen Larson for a time! Worth further investigation! -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 07:41, 1 April 2020 (PDT)
That's what I have done. She was married with Larson from 1982 - 2008. It was her only marriage. She was born as Janet Lynn Curtis and she is only credited as forms of Janet Curtis or Janet Larson-Curtis. I do not know where the Prescot comes from. Other Sources name her Janet Larson-Curtis Enabran (talk) 09:44, 1 April 2020 (PDT)
She went by Curtis-Prescott in 2017 per this press release, so that's where Prescott comes from. -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 10:08, 1 April 2020 (PDT)
Great find! Feel free to update! -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 09:17, 4 May 2020 (PDT)
I found out, that this is Paul Coufos and that he might be at least the Pilot at the beginning from war of gods and I found him in the Saga of a Starworld. But who is the black guard in Lost Planet? Maybe the credits are wrong? One of the 2 Guards is Bruce Wright. Enabran (talk) 12:01, 4 May 2020 (PDT)

Things I cannot do

  • If you have time, there is that family-tree-thing, that I never managed to do, what I want it to do. Maybe someone of you can repair that stuff. Here is one of 2 I use on the german page: TOS Adama Tree thank you --Enabran (talk) 14:26, 4 April 2020 (PDT)
Yes, I'll see about deploying the Family Tree extension in the next behind-the-scenes updates. -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 14:47, 4 April 2020 (PDT)


  • When I see the Castdata or Crewdata, is it possible to add 2 nationalities to the actors infobox? Tricia Helfer is both US and CA. Maybe someting like you did with the Series 1,2,3 icons. Enabran (talk) 05:54, 10 April 2020 (PDT)
- Solved Enabran (talk) 00:42, 4 May 2020 (PDT)
  • Layout: When I have a template like this used for battles like that how can I force the Matrix to add a little space between "Ergebnis:" and "Entscheidender zylonischer Sieg..."?
Hi Enabran. I think I fixed it with adding a "padding-rigth" on the template, waiting until you have the next "Daybreak" skin. Cheers! --LIMAFOX76 (talk) 05:32, 5 April 2020 (PDT)
thank you Lima! It looks much better now. I will use it in my other templates too. Enabran (talk) 06:13, 5 April 2020 (PDT)
- Solved Enabran (talk) 00:42, 4 May 2020 (PDT)

Uploading a new version of an existing file on Media Battlestar Wiki

Hi Joe,
Several times, I tried to upload a better version of existing files on the Media repository. Every time I have a error appearing and I have issues to retrieve it on the English wiki. Is it possible please to check and fix this point. It may be a question of read/write access or owner/group issues (www-data) for MediaWiki on the "Images" folder. Thank you very much. Cheers! --LIMAFOX76 (talk) 12:25, 7 April 2020 (PDT)

Which files in particular? -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 15:42, 7 April 2020 (PDT)
File:Dancer.jpg, File:Carillon.jpg, File:Anton.jpg for example. Some are okay now but every time, I had an error message for after uploading the update, and I had to refresh/purge several times in the media repository AND the English wiki to have the image in the good way. But now it's correct. --LIMAFOX76 (talk) 23:49, 7 April 2020 (PDT)
Ah, got it! I've run into that myself with some of the older images — even though it may throw a "Database Exception" error, it still uploads the image. I believe some of that is due to the fact that MW has changed so much, and even though I run the update/cleanup scripts, some of the info in the DB is so old that it throws these errors.
I am further aware of a lag when uploading an image to the Media Repository, and then having that information communicated through the API of the load balancer. It happens even on brand new files. Sometimes it's pretty quick/instantaneous, sometimes it isn't. I've surmised that it depends on what AWS is feeling at that particular moment. -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 08:40, 8 April 2020 (PDT)
Joe, my IP was blocked on the Mediawiki page. I cannot upload more images. Enabran (talk) 05:54, 10 April 2020 (PDT)
Which IP are you talking about? --LIMAFOX76 (talk) 06:56, 10 April 2020 (PDT)
IP address is 172.31.21.31, and the block ID is #7178. But I have seen, he block is until tomorrow - something I can live with... Enabran (talk) 07:05, 10 April 2020 (PDT)
Try now... --LIMAFOX76 (talk) 07:07, 10 April 2020 (PDT)
Well done! Enabran (talk) 09:17, 10 April 2020 (PDT)
I am blocked again: Your current IP address is 172.31.82.0, and the block ID is #7181.Enabran (talk) 06:45, 13 April 2020 (PDT)
IP unblock done! Joe, I think you can put the English wiki's questions on the LocalSettings.php for the Media repository. Cheers! --LIMAFOX76 (talk) 08:43, 13 April 2020 (PDT)

Message for you on Chief's noticeboard

I posted an observation / suggestion at Battlestar_Wiki:Chiefs'_noticeboard#Improperly_Archived_Talk_Pages --April Arcus (talk) 20:00, 12 April 2020 (PDT)

Unanswered Question for "Torn" episode

I hate to say this, but your premise is wrong. Baltar used more than "just" reading the sacred scriptures. For example, Gaeta says that Baltar also used the "map of the constellations found on Kobol". I didn't want to just delete your contribution. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by TheRichmeister (talk • contribs).

Hello there! That's a great point, and you're right.
Also, I've taken a look at your concern, and found that I didn't make that particular addition (https://www.battlestarwiki.org/index.php?title=Torn&diff=90231&oldid=90229), as another editor had. Also, you're more than welcome to post on the talk page of the article in question with such concerns like these, as I (and the other active admins) monitor the recent changes list. (I've seen that you've made quite a few welcome, and much needed changes, so kudos!) -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 18:48, 8 May 2020 (PDT)

An old question about hits counter from Enabran

Hi Joe,
Enabran asked some time ago if it is possible to retrieve the hits counter. I tried to install a stable version of Extension:HitCounters on the French wiki. It seems to work. You'll need to run an maintenance/update.php after installing the extension with the following in the LocalSettings.php file

wfLoadExtension( 'HitCounters' );

It should keep the old values. As you wish, but I think there will be a happy, happy editor ;-) Cheers! --LIMAFOX76 (talk) 13:57, 3 June 2020 (PDT)

I will look into it! Thanks! -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 11:20, 4 June 2020 (PDT)