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== Summary ==
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The '''Battlestar Wiki''' is a "living" dictionary and episode guide to the ''[[Battlestar Galactica (RDM)|Battlestar Galactica]]'' television series (circa 2003-).  It is a "living" website, because it can be changed and amended by users.  You can add pictures, information, and external links to websites in support of information contained within the <b>Battlestar Wiki</b>.  Each entry, such as those on, let's say, the ''[[Galactica]]'' herself or [[William Adama|Commander William 'Husker' Adama]], are like dictionary/encyclopedia entries on that person/item/topic. 
For an idea of what the '''Battlestar Wiki''' can be with ''YOUR'' help, visit the [http://www.wikipedia.org Wikipedia] and the [http://www.midwinter.com/lurk/lurker.html Lurker's Guide to ''Babylon 5''] for ideas and inspiration.
== What is this Wiki About? ==
The '''Battlestar Galactica [[Wikipedia:wiki|Wiki]]''' (a.k.a. '''Battlestar Wiki''') is a free online encyclopedia and episode guide covering the [[Wikipedia:Science Fiction|Science Fiction]] series, [[Battlestar Galactica (TOS)|the original ''Battlestar Galactica'']], ''[[Galactica 1980]]'', and [[Battlestar Galactica (RDM)|the re-imagined ''Battlestar Galactica'']].
The '''Battlestar Wiki''' is aimed to cover everything related to the ''Battlestar Galactica'' series.  From [[Apollo (TOS)|Apollo]] to [[Tom Zarek]], to [[The Twelve Colonies (RDM)#Aerelon|Aerelon]] to [[The Twelve Colonies (RDM)#Virgon|Virgon]], and also from [[Frak]] to [[Zak Adama|Zak]], the Wiki covers and continues to expand coverage on all things ''Battlestar''.
This site tries to mantain a strict [[Battlestar_Wiki:Spoiler_Policy|spoiler policy]], but please read it so that you know what should be expected. Please refrain from engaging in acts of [[Battlestar_Wiki:Vandalism|vandalism]]. Violations may result in being blocked by an [[Battlestar_Wiki:Administrators|administrator]].
For ideas about how you can help feel free to check out the [[Battlestar Wiki:Project List|projects]] that are being worked on. If you need any help or have any questions or suggestions, feel free to as an administrator on their talk page or post your question to the [[Battlestar Wiki:Administrators' noticeboard|Administrators' noticeboard]] or the [[Battlestar Wiki:Wikipedian Quorum|Wikipedian Quorum]].
== Wiki Coverage: Present Day ==
We presently cover all aspects of the ''[[Battlestar Galactica (RDM)|Battlestar Galactica]]'' series, spanning the [[TOS|original series]] to the "[[re-imagined]]" version by [[Ronald D. Moore]]. You'll find -- and can add -- information on such items as terminology seen, events that occurred, and characters introduced & developed. 
We will also furnish a complete and thorough episode guide, a la [http://www.midwinter.com/lurk/lurker.html Lurker's Guide to ''Babylon 5''], to analyze and dissect the episodes from this series.  Unlike the [http://www.midwinter.com/lurk/lurker.html Lurker's Guide], contributions are immediate and can be edited without the tedious process of emailing corrections and awaiting the webmaster for an update.
== How to Utilize ==
Utilization of this Wiki is fairly straight forward. 
For starters, you need a means to identify yourself.  Therefore, you'll have to create a [[Special:Userlogin|user account]], which is fast, easy, and, of course, '''free'''.
Any hyperlink without an icon next to it, such as this one on the term [[naturalistic science fiction]], leads to an entry on this website about that term.  Above it, you will find a list of tabs.  In this group of tabs, you'll find the "Edit" tab.  Click it, and you'll be able to add, correct, or remove content.  The [[Help:Editing|''Editing Help'']] portion of the site will cover the essentials in editing entries, but it'll be like posting to a message board, '''and you'll see your results <u>immediately</u>'''. 
You'll also be able to discuss the topic by clicking the "Discussion" tab.  So, if you want to question on the merit of a piece of information in that entry, or spur discussion, you can do that there without including it in the "official" entry.  (Thus presenting information and not back-and-forth bulletin board type commentary.)
[[Category:Battlestar Wiki|About]]

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