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New series

If you are looking for new series to make a wiki for, there's a couple you might being considering:

  1. George Lucas's upcoming series, Star Wars: The Clone Wars. It should definitely have a solid fan base. Of course, there's already Wookiepedia which has been absorbed by Wikia, but since it's likely to premiere fall 2008/spring 2009, I thought I would mention it just to see what you and others think. Looks like it will be CGI/cartoon format, not live action. Also, it's only going to be on cable tv (cartoon network and TNT, which I don't subscribe to).
  2. The Knight Rider pilot movie aired a couple weeks ago, but it did rather well in the Nielson ratings so odds are up that the green light will be given for a show to premiere in the fall. There's been several incarnations of it and there is probably fan base for it. There's been a Knight Rider section for a while at Wikia, but Tim Kring wrote for the original Knight Rider and I wouldn't be surprised if he submitted at least a script or two for this one.

The "Big 5" networks (ABC, CBS, CW, FOX and NBC) should announce their fall lineup in May so we should know more then.--MiamiVolts (talk) 16:32, 27 February 2008 (EST)

  • Thanks for the heads up. Yeah, I'm always trying to keep an eye out for the next big show like Lost and Heroes so I can consider setting up a wiki for them. I'm not going to touch anything Star Wars or Star Trek related with Wookieepedia and Memory-Alpha out there. :) Any new wiki based on those would be clobbered. Knight Rider is a possibility, but I want to gauge the interest in it first. If you see any new (particularly original) shows in the fall lineup that look like they're going to be hits, let me know. (Admin 16:37, 27 February 2008 (EST))
    • Indeed. The fall lineups are scheduled to be confirmed by May, so we can check them out then. :)--MiamiVolts (talk) 16:41, 27 February 2008 (EST)
    • I've always thought a good guideline for a show deserving of a wiki would have less to do with how popular it is (though that's certainly important because you don't want a wiki that nobody will visit and nobody will contribute to) than how much detail there is in the show. Works like Lost, Heroes, Star Trek, and Star Wars all have such dense universes, filled with rich details and hidden Easter Eggs. Twin Peaks and the Harry Potter series would fit into this category; so would The Simpsons, actually, but for different reasons. I adore a show like Kyle XY, but the story is so straightforward that there is not really enough to delve into in a wiki. That's just my two cents. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 06:40, 28 February 2008 (EST)
      • That's true, and cause the action then becomes so fast-paced it's harder to do documentation. We'll see what May brings soon enough.--MiamiVolts (talk) 01:35, 1 March 2008 (EST)
  • So we now know NBC's new original shows earlier than expected. NBC Universal lists 7 new dramas (My Own Worst Enemy, Knight Rider, Crusoe, Kings, Merlin, The Philanphropist, and The Listener). Here's their summaries along with what online content is planned for each (I combined two NBC Universal Media Village articles to make things easier):
  • My best bet for a Wiki thus far is probably Merlin since its an original storyline, will have some online content, and the fantasy realm it will involve could have a comparable range of characters to Heroesverse. My second choice is Crusoe since it will be an action-adventure comedy and has a cool historical context. It will be interesting to see if they include the storylines of Defoe's lesser known sequels, The Further Adventures of Robinson Crusoe and Serious Reflections of Robinson Crusoe, where Crusoe travels the globe--that would really expand the potential storyverse. Crusoe is also the only new show confirmed to have an ARG (they call it an interactive adventure game in the news release). However, both series sound like good ideas that are wiki-compatible (having a big enough showverse to warrant a wiki). Kings looks to have a large-enough verse but I'm not sure of my interest just yet. Other shows like The Philathropist and The Listener also sound like shows I might watch, but I'm not sure they will be wiki-compatible. On a related note, I am most disappointed in that again no graphic novels are planned for any of the new series. Merlin sounds like apt material for a graphic novel series with dragons and wizards, etc., and others like Crusoe and Knight Rider might also work. I hope the NBC execs are not too afraid to give it a try with another series. I guess we'll find out this fall.--MiamiVolts (talk) 02:11, 4 April 2008 (EDT)

Bot removal task

Broken redirects

I was going through some of the special pages and found a lot of broken redirects, most of them are to Episode: and Graphic Novel: pages that do exist. It looks like they are older then the end of June 2007 (when the server was moved?). I don't know what would need to be done to fix them. -Lөvөl 03:27, 2 March 2008 (EST)

  • If you edit them and re-save them, the broken redirect disappear from the list. Admin might know a better way to do it, perhaps by using the bot?--MiamiVolts (talk) 03:34, 2 March 2008 (EST)

Spring forward!

How come the server time hasn't changed yet? Hmm.--MiamiVolts (talk) 05:18, 9 March 2008 (EDT)

  • The server time updated correctly at 2am. MediaWiki operates off of UTC so DST changes on the server don't mean anything to MediaWiki. You need to go into your preferences and update your timezone offset. Remember, timezones are a per-user perspective and the software wouldn't know whether you're in a location that recognizes DST or not, so it leaves it up to you to keep your offset from UTC up to date. Maybe eventually they'll just put a DST checkbox right below it so that it manages the transitions itself. (Admin 13:19, 9 March 2008 (EDT))
    • Ah, did you change my preferences for me? It's ok now (I'm in the same timezone as the server and I observe DST) but up till my comment it had looked like it was still EST to me this morning, even after refreshing. So it's odd, but at least it's fixed now. Perhaps the refresh time of Special:Recentchanges is slightly delayed for timezone change for some reason. I realize those kinds of temporary bugs are hard to track down and fix, especially those that only happen twice a year.--MiamiVolts (talk) 15:55, 9 March 2008 (EDT)

A new theories page

Hi, I've had another idea. This time, I was thinking that it might be good to have a discarded theory sction of the wiki. This could be a section of the wiki where all of the theories on the normal theories pages could go if the topic has been answered, or the producers of the show had shut it down. This way we could all look back in the middle of Season Five, for example, and see all of the things that we thought were going to happen in Season Three, and see if we were right. Sort of like a reference system. It would be set up so we could see, for example, all of Peter's discarded theories, just like the normal theories pages. What do you think? There may already be a page like that, but...--Thetobiasempire 03:16, 11 March 2008 (EDT)

  • See Here. We did have such a page at one point, but it was ultimately deleted. --  Seclusion  talk / contribs 03:46, 11 March 2008 (EDT)~

Activating TD and TH

Hi, I've got a new wiki on a wiki farm which will be for My Heroes Ability, and I was wondering how to actually activate the commands <td> and <th>. Any chance of gaining a few tips? --DocM 22:03, 24 March 2008 (EDT)

  • According to Wikipedia's help, the td and th tags are activated by default (though you have to include them inside a table tag). If it's a version of the wiki software older than 1.10, make sure you tell the Admin of that wiki to ensure $wgUserHtml=true.--MiamiVolts (talk) 23:05, 24 March 2008 (EDT)

Dr. Grody

I think dream doctor Grody deserves his own page for his Videos as well as life actor; look at the Baby-Design-Symposion: Redesigning Humans?. --Juba 09:01, 4 April 2008 (EDT)

Eidetic memory

  • Hi there Admin, you recently removed my changes from the enhanced memory page, did i do something wrong? Anyway the whole idea came from the Heroes Magazine, which is official, they describe her ability as Eidetic Memory, maybe you will consider making the changes. In my opinion it sounds a bit better then "Enhanced Memory". --Futurepeter 14:06, April 28, 2008
    • Hi! Check out Talk:Enhanced memory where there are already some discussions about the ability's name which also took into consideration the information in the Heroes magazine. (Admin 14:12, 28 April 2008 (EDT))
      • Thanks for the reply. I like the comment that states, normal humans can have the ability of eidetic memory. I didn't read the Talk:Enhanced memory page and i agree it should be named "Enhanced Memory".