User talk:Joe Beaudoin Jr.

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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)

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. ;-)

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)