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Theory guidelines

On all of the theory pages there are guidelines at the bottom... I'm told instead of <br> we should be using <br />. So can you change the guidelines at the bottom of the theory pages to reflect this? Also, a note in there about using correct punctuation could be a good idea - a lot of theories are written without capital letters or full stops. Thanks, Friskymuffin - (talk) 14:50, 4 July 2008 (EDT)

  • I'll fix the <br /> reference. The capitalization is definitely something to be corrected. The punctuation at the end of the word "None" for instance isn't needed because it's not actually a sentence. (Admin 15:03, 4 July 2008 (EDT))
    • I guess I'm just a perfectionist :P thanks! -- Friskymuffin - (talk) 15:07, 4 July 2008 (EDT)

Indents on talk pages

Hey, on my talk page here I've used the standard format of using an asterisk for each reply, but instead of making an indent it seems to have added a bullet point each time. Any reason why this is happening? Thanks in advance, Friskymuffin - (talk) 19:27, 6 July 2008 (EDT)

  • Asterisks create bullets. If you want an indent, use colons (:). (Admin 19:47, 6 July 2008 (EDT))
    • I thought that for every reply, if you use an asterisk it will indent the reply and then add a bullet point, as it seems to be on every other talk page? And like it has here? -- Friskymuffin - (talk) 19:52, 6 July 2008 (EDT)
      • A double asterisk (**) should make one bullet and one indent, though (provided a single asterisk was used for prior line). Similarly, a triple asterisk should make one bullet and two indents (and so on). I think you're having trouble with that cause of the background you're applying. Multiple asterisk don't work inside tables.--MiamiVolts (talk) 19:56, 6 July 2008 (EDT)
        • I'm sure it's worked before... but that could be the reason. Thanks Miami! -- Friskymuffin - (talk) 20:03, 6 July 2008 (EDT)

New show: Gemini Division

According to NBC UMV, Rosario Dawson and Justin Hartley will co-star in a new web-only original series called Gemini Division and the show will begin in August. The article also talks a little about the Comi-con, you might want to read it just for that reason alone. Show detail is in an earlier UMV release. The plot sounds eerily familiar, but it's got a couple of good stars... What do you think?--MiamiVolts (talk) 05:24, 7 July 2008 (EDT)

Namespaces

Is there any way to view all the pages in a given namespace, say all the pages and talk pages in the namespace "Interview"? --SacValleyDweller (talk) 19:44, 7 July 2008 (EDT)

  • Yeah, you can do so with DPL. Try: {{#dpl:|namespace=Interview}}--MiamiVolts (talk) 21:52, 7 July 2008 (EDT)
    • Don't use DPL for it unless it has to be embedded. Use Special:Allpages and select the namespace. DPL slows pages down so much it should be used very sparingly. (Admin 22:57, 7 July 2008 (EDT))

Fringe Prequel by DC Comics

DC Comics is doing a six-issue hardcover prequel for FOX's upcoming Fringe series. Issue #1 is to be released August 27, 2008 (a web version is not planned...). Read more about it here and about their viral marketing here. They also have a new website: [1]--MiamiVolts (talk) 03:04, 11 July 2008 (EDT)


Interviews

  • Hey, I've spoken to Ryangibsonstewart and he said it would be fine for me to try and get us a few more interviews. He said I should speak to you first to ask how I should ask them ect., so what do you think? . --Skywalkerrbf 10:17, 13 July 2008 (EDT)
    • I'm not sure how to get in contact with them exactly. He may have referred you to me just so I could make sure you knew that when you do contact people for interviews when you mention Heroes Wiki you say that you're a contributor to Heroes Wiki rather than working on behalf of Heroes Wiki for instance. With a community driven site like this isn't not really possible for a single person to officially act on behalf of the whole site and I just want it to be clear that people are basically freelance volunteers rather than say paid members of an organization (though no one gets paid for this site). (Admin 10:24, 13 July 2008 (EDT))
    • Sorry yer I ment in which manner should I get in contact with them not how, I have found some contact details already. So if I say 'Hi I am a contributor of heroes wiki and was wondering if it was posible for you to take part in a interview whitch will be posted on the site' then that would be ok? --Skywalkerrbf 10:58, 13 July 2008 (EDT)
      • Yeah, that kind of wording sounds just fine! :) (Admin 12:08, 13 July 2008 (EDT))
  • Hey I duno if you noticed but I already have three actors agreeing to interviews! --Skywalkerrbf 17:53, 14 July 2008 (EDT)
    • That's great news! :) (Admin 16:31, 15 July 2008 (EDT))
  • ok I will make a page now and rereveal the 6!!! actors that I have for defo. I also have one mayby and one rejection but 6 yeses in 3 days is pretty good! --Skywalkerrbf 17:04, 15 July 2008 (EDT)
  • Yer I realy didn't think sorry, but if people do come up with enything I didn't cover then they should feel free to sumbit them. And I would never do it for enyone higher than a guest star. Sorry again. --Skywalkerrbf 17:34, 15 July 2008 (EDT)
    • Oh, it's not a problem... it's your interview afterall! :) I'm just offering some suggestions to help make them even better. I think it's great that you were able to get interviews with them. :) (Admin 17:38, 15 July 2008 (EDT))
      • Yer feel free to add eny comments you want, I don't want to do this wrong! I have now sent off 5 sets of questions and I hope that they will return soon. I just wish I had stated earlyer so I could of filled the gap between the seasons better. Also i think Ryan needs a award or somthing, he is easy to talk to and he knows a lot.--Skywalkerrbf 18:34, 15 July 2008 (EDT)
  • Yes a defently am going to go into detail with my two major interviews, but with guest stars theres only so mutch oyu can ask them. If you can think of eny more questions for either of them then both of them said that it would be alright to send some more eny time. --Skywalkerrbf 15:30, 16 July 2008 (EDT)
    • That's great. I think one of the keys is to spread them out (not doing too many at once) and giving people time to submit questions. When there aren't too many at once I can go promote them more easily on sites like 9thwonders.com. (Admin 15:40, 16 July 2008 (EDT))
      • Yer from now on that is what I will do. I have sent questions to three more people but that is it. I think that they will spread right up to the start as some people will take weeks to respond and weeks again to reply to the questions, I was lucky finding two people who both agreed striaght away. btw why is the West interview not up at the top? --Skywalkerrbf 16:03, 16 July 2008 (EDT)
        • I only keep notices at the top for about two weeks at most. Since it appears on every page I use it sparingly and only to get news out quickly. (Admin 16:05, 16 July 2008 (EDT))
  • O, ok. I have only given a week as I am going on holiday fairly soon and wanted it done before hand. Also do you have a template for porfiles? I am not good at stuff like that and I don't want to steal someone elses. --Skywalkerrbf 16:13, 16 July 2008 (EDT)
  • I know have interviews with Brian Prescott and Kiko Ellsworth. On the 23rd when the questionsfor Shailm have been surgested, can you put both of thease up please? I am goin got try post them togther as they are both to do with the webisodes, thanks. --Skywalkerrbf 17:06, 17 July 2008 (EDT)
    • Make that Mark Steger too please. :) --Skywalkerrbf 05:46, 18 July 2008 (EDT)
      • Sure. That'll be neat, interviews with all the characters in Going Postal so far. :) (Admin 09:28, 18 July 2008 (EDT))
        • Thanks :). I also have a interview with Roberto Sanchez but I don't feel he is important enough to go on the top though, I am still giving people to the 24th to sumbit questions though. --Skywalkerrbf 11:44, 18 July 2008 (EDT)


Spelling

Yer sorry it is realy bad. Where is the spell checker on firefox?--Skywalkerrbf 13:43, 18 July 2008 (EDT)

  • It's in the preferences somewhere. I'm not sure where it will be for you or if it's even turned on or off right now. My version of Firefox is a bit different than other people's. (Admin 13:46, 18 July 2008 (EDT))

Interivews 2

Sorry was that page a created a spoiler? I wasn't sure or not, sos. --Skywalkerrbf 12:30, 21 July 2008 (EDT)

  • No, it was just the page you blanked when you accidentally put the interview info on the main page instead of the discussion. I saw the page was blanked once you moved it over to the discussion page and just deleted the empty page. (Admin 12:33, 21 July 2008 (EDT))

Advertising Interviews

As some users have asked me to space out the interviews, I have made the page User:Skywalkerrbf/schedule so you know when to put each interview at the top, if its alright with you that is. --Skywalkerrbf 12:36, 21 July 2008 (EDT)

    • I am sending the Shalim Ortiz questions tomorrow morning so the banner can be updated when eber and replaced with Roberto Sanchez for a few days, if htats alright with you. --Skywalkerrbf 17:18, 21 July 2008 (EDT)
      • Thanks. The interviews are coming too closely together, so I'm only going to include at the top interviews with the most high profile cast/crew. (Ideally interviews should each be at least two weeks apart, if not more. Admin 00:03, 22 July 2008 (EDT))
        • O I was making htem 5 days apart. I am trying to lead them up to September 22nd, the start of season 3, as after that time I will have loads of school work. I feel pretty stupid atm asking people if it is ok to send the quesiotns 2 months from now lol. --Skywalkerrbf 05:56, 22 July 2008 (EDT)
  • If you don't want to advertise roberto, hows about Debra McGuire? --Skywalkerrbf 09:47, 22 July 2008 (EDT)

Digg 2

A few of Skywalkerrbf's interviews and RGS's new two interviews need Digg links. Can you still take care of those, Admin?--MiamiVolts (talk) 13:04, 27 July 2008 (EDT)

AFD's

Is there any way you can get on cleaning out Category:Articles for Deletion? I've had User:SacValleyDweller/HeroesFaveGN in there for three months, Image:3 Amigos.jpg has been in there for 5 months, and Image:Peter's eye.jpg for a whopping 8.5 months. It's starting to bug me. --SacValleyDweller (talk) 01:37, 3 August 2008 (EDT)

  • Thanks for the heads up. I took care of the ones you requested and a few others that were straightforward. I'll be cleaning out some more of the images for deletion, too, when I have a chance. (Admin 11:41, 3 August 2008 (EDT))
    • Thanks for taking care of those Admin. I usually try to stay on top of deleting at least the AFDed user pages, but I haven't been able to even log on every day this summer, let alone patrol edits or keep up with AFDs. I'm sure much of that will change in about a week or so... -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 22:05, 3 August 2008 (EDT)

Autofinance

Autofinance is using his/her userpage and talk page to advertising auto-financing programs. Is that okay here?--MiamiVolts (talk) 10:43, 8 August 2008 (EDT)

  • No, it's not. I had a feeling it was a spam account when I saw it. I'll give them one more chance to edit constructively and then they're getting blocked. (Admin 11:30, 8 August 2008 (EDT))
    • It looks like Autofinance is back. Check out User:Cardollarsonline and his/her related User talk:Cardollarsonline.--MiamiVolts (talk) 03:42, 10 September 2008 (EDT)

Spoilers on theory pages

My memory is a little rusty... Does this qualify as a spoiler? I'm guessing you've seen this already which is why I'm asking you. Though sorry if you haven't seen it and it is true! If it's any consolation I didn't want to find out. -- Friskymuffin - (talk) 13:35, 10 August 2008 (EDT)


Interview with Jimmy Jean-Louis

I have a interview with Jimmy Jean-Louis, would you mind advertising it along the top? He wants to do it soon and I don't want to agruge with him, I love him in the show. :) --Skywalkerrbf 05:56, 20 August 2008 (EDT)

Request

I know this is a strange thing to ask, but is there anyway Heroes Wiki could get the free trile of IMDb pro? You have to enter credit card details which I don't have. If we got it then I would be able to open up our interviews to just about everybody. Thanks. --Skywalkerrbf 09:29, 21 August 2008 (EDT)

A question

Hi, Admin. I'm Sam McPherson. We talked a bit on Lostpedia awhile back. I've been lurking on HeroesWiki for quite a while, and I so far like the site. The reason it took me all this time to register is because I was a little weary of the way your character articles here on the wiki are set up. Maybe it's just because I'm used to it, but I think that arranging the articles by the medium they appeared in is confusing, and hard to follow. Perhaps if you arranged them into chronological order, it would be easier to follow? Just a suggestion. I'm not trying to turn you into Lostpedia, but I think it would be a better organization sort of thing. Please, let me know what you think. --Sam McPherson 17:58, 23 August 2008 (EDT)

Don't know if you saw this, just making sure. --Sam McPherson 20:06, 23 August 2008 (EDT)
I think your question, Sam, was addressed somewhere else (cant think of where off the top of my head) and I think the rational for the way do it is two fold: One, It's easier to see if/when the episodic/GN/webisodic updates have been done; Two, it helps to limit spoiler exposure for non-US viewers who use this site and watch the show at their own country's chosen pace. --SacValleyDweller (talk) 20:21, 23 August 2008 (EDT)
Plus it's not always possible to establish an exact chronology between two episodes or graphic novels (especially so in a series involving heavy time travel), so any in-world chronological ordering would end up with speculation. When we first started with per-episode summaries it was natural to just order them by when the episode/graphic novel was released so that's the way it's always been done. The problem is that you won't be able to please everyone using one method over the other and since the current way generally makes things easier we do it that way. (Admin 20:27, 23 August 2008 (EDT))

Multiple accounts?

I've been patrolling the huge amount of edits of all these user profiles, and I was wondering if they're all on the same IP address. It appears that they're all family and friends, but I think it's all originating from one IP source and they're just making user accounts for all their family members. It's the Gitelmans, Espinals, Castles and Grullons.--Bob (talk) 18:05, 23 August 2008 (EDT)

  • I noticed this too, do you think they might think its a role playing site? --Skywalkerrbf 18:07, 23 August 2008 (EDT)
  • Yes, it's all from a single IP registering with a single email address. There are 15 accounts I believe. There's no explicit rule that says you cannot have all those accounts, however I'm not going to allow it to continue without an explanation. (Admin 18:25, 23 August 2008 (EDT))
    • There isn't a rule? Why can we block an IP address for creating multiple accounts then? Anyway, glad the situation is being dealt with.--Bob (talk) 18:40, 23 August 2008 (EDT)
      • To be honest, it's never really come up before on this scale. Basically there's no rule that says you can't have a couple accounts as long as you're not using them to abuse anything... but at the same time there's no need for multiple accounts. If there's a legitimate need for 15 accounts then it's ok, but I personally doubt there's ever a legitimate need for that many. (Admin 18:42, 23 August 2008 (EDT))
        • Fifteen people living in one household is about the only thing that comes to mind. Either way, an explanation would be nice. :) -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 19:12, 23 August 2008 (EDT)
  • I think they're back at it again. See User:Jon Energy. He/she has uploaded the same pictures that the previous multiple accounts have uploaded before, and Jon Energy has been editing only his and another person's user account. --Bob (talk) 14:26, 3 October 2008 (EDT)
    • Thanks for the heads up, I'll keep an eye on them and if it gets abusive I'll widen the block even further. (Admin 18:14, 3 October 2008 (EDT))

Interviews

Would you rather me post the interviews when I get them back or say once a week? If a do them once a week they should last for about a year. --Skywalkerrbf 08:28, 24 August 2008 (EDT)

  • I think once you have the results from the interview there's not much point in just sitting on them. I'd post them as soon as you get them. (Admin 09:27, 24 August 2008 (EDT))

Huge News

Me and Lost Soul (mainly lost Soul) have secured a interview of our choice every month! Check out Lost Soul's talk page for more info. --Skywalkerrbf 13:37, 27 August 2008 (EDT)

Graphic Novel:Foresight

More interview stuff

  • Hey Admin, I bet you're sick of me and Rbf and our interviews. ;) Just wanted to let you know I received this email:

Please let me know if you are interested in joining the following "Heroes" press conference call. Thanks!

Who: Zachary Quinto ("Sylar") and creator/executive producer Tim Kring of "Heroes"
When: Friday, September 5 @ 10 AM PST
Dial-In #: NUMBER REMOVED
Passcode: Ask for the Heroes conference call
Replay: A replay will be up 24/7 through October 5 and accessible by dialing NUMBER REMOVED
Transcript: A transcript will be available a few days after the call.

  • And, of course, I'm majorly hyped. How amazing is this?!?! I've emailed my NBC contact to get some clarification, but this is an absolutely incredible opportunity for us as a site to be recognized. I'm going crazy right here, now. :)--  Lost Soul   talk  contribs  04:07, 28 August 2008 (EDT)
    • I got this email too. --Skywalkerrbf 05:44, 28 August 2008 (EDT)

E-mail

Hey Admin, I sent you an e-mail today. Let me know if you don't get it.--MiamiVolts (talk) 17:28, 28 August 2008 (EDT)

Conference call points

Yes when I ask people for interviews I cal my self a member of Heroes Wiki, but I will use contributor from now on. I will make sure I do this in the call as well. Thanks. --Skywalkerrbf 03:10, 29 August 2008 (EDT)

Merlin trailer

The first trailer for the BBC (Fall '08)/NBC (Spring '09) Merlin series has been released. Looks pretty good. You can watch it here.--MiamiVolts (talk) 08:28, 29 August 2008 (EDT)

Ads

Hey, just wanted to let you know about this. I had a comment from a day or two ago as well.--Bob (talk) 02:13, 15 September 2008 (EDT)

Autosigs on Talk:Main Page

For some reason, the autosig templates on Talk:Main Page aren't including the template, they're simply linking to the sig page. Odd. Check it out. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 10:49, 15 September 2008 (EDT)

  • It's because of that additional ArchiveLinks template at the top. The page is now exceeding the transclusion limit I think. That ArchiveLinks template has never worked right. I won't use it and I'd be happy if it went away completely. (Admin 11:05, 15 September 2008 (EDT))

Sad to see

Sad to see your other wikis not doing so well, I am trying to join the BionicWiki to try clean it up a bit so it will be able to float by its self, are you going to keep it going?--Skywalkerrbf 17:28, 18 September 2008 (EDT)

  • I'll keep it up for now, but if the series doesn't come back to some other network then considering its short run it might go away eventually. (Admin 18:14, 18 September 2008 (EDT))
    • I've done a bit of a re-work just now, its the stubs which are the real problem. How meny views does it get atm?--Skywalkerrbf 18:16, 18 September 2008 (EDT)

Recording...

You said you were recording the Premiere show... is there any way you could send me the Fan segment? If you can, send from where Ali Larter starts the segment to the end of it? =] --Riddler 23:46, 22 September 2008 (EDT)

  • NBC has it online here. (Admin 00:21, 24 September 2008 (EDT))
    • I can't rip that. I want a copy for myself, y'know?--Riddler 17:28, 26 September 2008 (EDT)
    • For some reason, when I load that page, or if I go through the Heroes page and click on this link, it just shows me the peacock with a flicker every 4 seconds or so. No video whatsoever. Do you know if NBC is blocking Linux viewers? I'm running the most up-to-date Firefox, no adblocks or script blocks on the page.--Bob (talk) 17:55, 26 September 2008 (EDT)
      • I watched it using Firefox 2.0.0.16 on Linux just fine, though I did have to disable Adblock for it to load properly. (Admin 17:57, 26 September 2008 (EDT))
        • Hm, I'm using 3.0.3. Maybe that's why. I did disable ABP and NoScript on the page. I actually cannot watch any of the episodes for Heroes, but I can watch the clips, like the writer interviews.--Bob (talk) 18:30, 26 September 2008 (EDT)
          • ...So... any help, please?--Riddler 21:21, 26 September 2008 (EDT)
            • I have no video capture equipment except for a Tivo, and I can't transfer recordings off of it. (Admin 21:22, 26 September 2008 (EDT))
              • Damn. Ah well. I wish there was somewhere online I could find it. Thanks anyway. --Riddler 21:27, 26 September 2008 (EDT)

Talk:Portal:Future Characters

Can you come contribute to this discussion Talk:Portal:Future Characters when you get a free minute...trying to avoid a potential snowballing problem with all the new stuff being added. Thanks --HiroDynoSlayer (talk) 09/23/2008 12:56 (EST)

Masi Oka Press Call

I have been invited to the Press Call with Masi Oka, best birthday present ever! Its on friday so if we are going ot ask for questions we need to be quick.--Skywalkerrbf 13:27, 24 September 2008 (EDT)

  • Congrats! :) Just set things up like last time and you should be good. (Admin 13:27, 24 September 2008 (EDT))
    • Good good, it cost me £15 last time lol so I am hoping it will be a bit shorter this time.--Skywalkerrbf 13:31, 24 September 2008 (EDT)
      • All done :) He was very nice and even wished me happy birthday! Got to ask about 4 questions too, i ran out of them.--Skywalkerrbf 14:00, 26 September 2008 (EDT)
        • Awesome! Congratulations. Now when people asked what you did on your birthday, you can tell them you spoke to Hiro Nakamura from Heroes. :) (Admin 14:03, 26 September 2008 (EDT))

Re: Peter-Future Peter abilities

You gave the reason for removal of the abilities as:

"No evidence Peter would be exposed to any abilities from Future Peter other than his power mimicry."

But, we're putting Sylar's powers he hasn't displayed on the list, shouldn't it stand to reason that we should put Future Peter's powers there too? The idea that his power wouldn't absorb Future Peter's power is only based on assumptions (eg - it's the same person).

It also seems that the list is being used for powers he was exposed to, not whether he obtained them (eg - the Daphne discussion with the Haitian being present). --Stevehim 09:28, September 30, 2008 (EDT)

  • Hi, Stevehim. First off, when you add to discussion pages please sign your messages using ~~~~ at the end that way everyone can tell who you are. :) Ok, now onto business. There are some weird implications to him being able to mimic abilities from his future self, so it's a road I'm not so sure that the writers intend to follow. I think rather than muddying things up between Peter and Future Peter that we'd be better off excluding powers from Future Peter until such time that we actually see him mimic an ability he only was exposed to by Future Peter. Until then I think it's reasonable that the only ability he'd even be exposed to by Future Peter is his ability mimicry. Sylar is different than Peter in that he actually has multiple abilities now versus Peter who has a single ability (to mimic the abilities of others). I suppose it can be a tricky distinction. In any event, if there's not a discussion on whether Future Peter's powers should be included, feel free to start it on Template talk:Peterexposed. If there's eventually consensus that Future Peter's powers should be included, then we can add them. (Admin 09:38, 30 September 2008 (EDT))
    • Hello. :) Fair enough on the Peter/Future Peter front. I do want to say that while I see the difference between Sylar's and Peter's powers, I don't see how that leads to Peter only having one power. He doesn't lose the powers he's mimicked, so they can be said to be his (for instance, there's no evidence that if his mimicry was somehow taken away that he'd lose all his other powers, as his DNA has already reconfigured). Also, sorry about the absence of signature...I forget about half the time, but I will make a conscious effort to remember from now on.  :) Stevehim 09:49, 30 September 2008 (EDT)
      • It's stated that Sylar and Peter both change their DNA to gain new powers. Peter absorbs them "like a sponge" whereas Sylar uses his innate power to reconfigure his DNA. The mechanism might be different, but the overall effect appears to be the same. Since Peter can absorb Sylar's powers, there doesn't appear to be any reason why he couldn't absorb any from his future self. There's also the strange fact that Peter absorbed space-time manipulation from a future version of Hiro who no longer exists due to the timeline being erased, yet that didn't seem to create any paradoxes ;) Photolysis 09:54, 30 September 2008 (EDT)
        • They're good points... make them on Template talk:Peterexposed where they can attract more discussion and if there's overall agreement then we can start adding them. The distinction between Peter's ability and Sylar's appears to be that Sylar is adding the abilities to himself (so his DNA would reflect those added abilities) whereas Peter's single ability allows him to mimic (like a chameleon) and dynamically express a given ability. Sylar has multiple abilities, Peter has a single ability. Like I said, it can be a tricky distinction to get sometimes. In any event, start a discussion on Template talk:Peterexposed and we'll see what results. (Admin 10:01, 30 September 2008 (EDT))

Subpages

Hey, Sorry for the mess I've made. I'm still new when it comes to subpages and sandboxes. Thanks for helping! Obi-Dan Kenobi 13:45, 30 September 2008 (EDT)

  • No problem! :) (Admin 13:46, 30 September 2008 (EDT))

Escapees map

Hey again, I'm working on a page for the level 5 escpees, so I created a map for them just like the one for the 12 founders. The thing is, we've only seen 5 of them (not including Noah), and we know there are 2 more to come. The map I made (here - ignore the pictures of the 12 founders) only shows those 5.. My question is: how can I create a map that includes only 7 characters, with 2 of them being spoilers for now? Thanks, Obi-Dan Kenobi 14:11, 30 September 2008 (EDT)