User talk:Joe Beaudoin Jr.

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I lived in Orlando during the big 3 that was an ugly couple months without electricity or water. (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.

SS —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Navaji (talk • contribs).

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! -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 19:14, 6 July 2019 (PDT)

Skin job

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

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.

Lastly I've been in discussions with the .wiki registrar but that conversation is best to be done in private.

Regards --Mercifull (Talk/Contribs) 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!
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. -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 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 (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? --Mercifull (Talk/Contribs) 06:38, 18 July 2019 (PDT)

Interwiki to "my" French Battlestar Wiki

Hi Joe,
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:$1

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! --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 and we can have a better chat --Mercifull (Talk/Contribs) 06:32, 18 July 2019 (PDT)
Matt, see my 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!--LIMAFOX76 (talk) 08:33, 18 July 2019 (PDT)

Work on Battlestar Wiki Skin

Hi Joe,
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 French website. What do you think? You can tell me. Cheers! --LIMAFOX76 (talk) 09:46, 23 July 2019 (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. --Mercifull (Talk/Contribs) 04:07, 26 July 2019 (PDT)
I like it. I think the yellow and orange box borders could be more muted, perhaps different color (darker) reds? -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 19:48, 3 August 2019 (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! --LIMAFOX76 (talk) 00:44, 4 August 2019 (PDT)
I just modified the cut border color. --LIMAFOX76 (talk) 00:55, 4 August 2019 (PDT)
One change again on dark red for the cut border color. --LIMAFOX76 (talk) 10:08, 4 August 2019 (PDT)

German Battlestar Wiki issues

Links from english to german sites are working but no links from german sites to english sites are working.-- Enabran (talk) 02:40, 4 August 2019 (PDT)

I put back this conversation here (you were on an archive). Hi Enabran,
The German interwiki is not configured correctly. It points to the former address (with a wiki 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)
$wgLanguageCode = "en";


$wgLanguageCode = "de";

Cheers! --LIMAFOX76 (talk) 03:03, 4 August 2019 (PDT)

Handled the LanguageCode. Am handling the English interwiki link fixes now... :) -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 08:46, 4 August 2019 (PDT)
Thank you Limafox and Joe :-) -- Enabran (talk) 09:31, 4 August 2019 (PDT)

French Battlestar Wiki

Hi Joe,
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! --LIMAFOX76 (talk) 12:21, 11 August 2019 (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. -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 17:21, 11 August 2019 (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). --LIMAFOX76 (talk) 05:31, 14 August 2019 (PDT)
Hi Joe, until you find a way to put back the French wiki on the main domain, could you please change the fr interwiki link on the English and German wiki to the following :$1
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! --LIMAFOX76 (talk) 13:25, 26 August 2019 (PDT)