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Leave of absence

I hate to say it, but real life is beating me up so much that I don't think I'm doing a very good job as a Wiki admin. If you feel like transferring my powers to another user, I won't be offended. --Ted C 10:01, 2 January 2008 (EST)

  • Will you be gone for a long stretch of time, or just not around quite as often as usual? (Admin 10:03, 2 January 2008 (EST))
    • I'm taking some computer courses that are killing me. I'll be around, but not very active. Hopefully, I'll have the classes wrapped by summer. --Ted C 16:44, 2 January 2008 (EST)
      • Good luck with the courses. :) If you're still around from time to time then I'll probably leave you set as an admin, but if I do remove you just let me know when you're back and I'll add you back. Thanks for the heads up. This way if things get tight we can bring on an additional admin, but until the WGA strike is resolved I don't see thing's being incredibly busy. (Admin 16:53, 2 January 2008 (EST))
    • Everyone has a rough time but your doing ok. --Horrorman 11:02, 2 January 2008 (EST)

New power idea

Hey can i get some input on this idea I have for an ability? Here's the link to the ability. --Horrorman 11:06, 2 January 2008 (EST)


Yeah, thanks for the tips Admin :) Usefull as usual to help me increase my language! Glad to help anyway! Was kind of busy this weeks but here I am : back ! (But the show isn't... Sadly) -- Frenchflo.gif (talk) 17:18, 3 January 2008 (EST)

  • 'Useful' is with one 'L', but you're doing great FrenchFlo!--MiamiVolts (talk) 00:24, 5 January 2008 (EST)

User:MiamiVolts/Ability name origination

Addressed your comments. Do you want to check it again before it is moved?--MiamiVolts (talk) 00:24, 5 January 2008 (EST)

  • That's ok, I just wanted to point out that one thing. I didn't have a strong preference one way or the other, I just wanted to make the original intent known for consideration. (Admin 01:15, 5 January 2008 (EST))


You might want to add the iw link to Bionic Wiki too, as a number of characters and the main producer come from Battlestar Galactica.--MiamiVolts (talk) 23:33, 8 January 2008 (EST)

  • Done. (Admin 23:55, 8 January 2008 (EST))


I don't know where to put this. But i am just looking to find out how to make a Profile. So if anyone would be nice enough to help me please do so.bobert

  • One place to start is by checking out Template:User_infobox. You can copy and paste the text in the dotted box under Usage onto your user page and fill out some of the variables in order to get yourself a working infobox. (Admin 22:55, 9 January 2008 (EST))


I sent you an email. I'm going to bed, so I'll return your reply in the morning. Thanks! -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 00:41, 11 January 2008 (EST)

  • Just got done replying to it. (Admin 00:59, 11 January 2008 (EST))

Sylar's Watch


I agree that this needed discussion. I was reluctant to fully advertise it myself. I just wanted people to be aware that it does exist.

However, when my honestly was questioned by another member (something I completely understand) and a point was made about me not including a link, I felt obliged to do so.

What do you think is the best way forward? I would be happy if people just knew they were available and could search for them themselves. Obviously the eBay link will expire soon anyways.

Thanks! --Legasafe 14:11, January 18, 2008

  • The default reaction when it looks like blatant advertising is to just remove the link which was absolutely the right thing to do (which I'm glad you understood). The text was well written and comes off as informative even if there's an advertising component to it. As a very popular Heroes site that people come to for information I think it could be useful to allow content like you added, though what I don't know is whether it should be within the Notes section or somewhere as an external link for instance. Since this is perhaps the first instance of such a thing I think it's best to discuss with the community and see what the consensus is. For now I just reformatted the link to make it less obtrusive, but if it gets removed again then it will need discussion before it's added again. (Admin 14:19, 18 January 2008 (EST))
  • At the same time I think we need to be careful about opening the door where anyone with a Heroes product is free to link to it which ends up turning our articles into giant ad collections. I think it'd be nice if there's some kind of middle ground, but if not we may have to default to omitting anything that looks like an ad. (Admin 14:30, 18 January 2008 (EST))
    • That's true. Well its up to the community I guess. I know I searched high and low for one of these. Does the heroes wiki have an article on the action figures? etc..? --Legasafe 14:35, January 18, 2008
      • Yes, we do. So there is some precedent for including commercial links though I think so far they've all been for products sanctioned by NBC. We also try to minimize our risk by not promoting products that may infringe on US copyrights (regardless of the country of origin) which may or may not be an issue for your particular product. So, like I said, I think it would be nice if we could help promote items like this, but we'll have to see whether there are any issues with it as well as exactly where the information should be located in a given article. I expect other people will chime in at some point today. (Admin 14:39, 18 January 2008 (EST))
  • I think having the information on the products is useful, but we shouldn't provide a link; people can quite easily just go on eBay and search "Sylar watch". --Hero!(talk)(contribs) 14:50, 18 January 2008 (EST)
    • In that instance, what would be the difference between including the external link or not? Not including it just makes it more difficult to find information on something we're already informing people about in the article. (Admin 14:53, 18 January 2008 (EST))
  • I have no problem with the note on the Sylar's watch page. I don't see a problem with including factual information about Heroes-related products that are not sanctioned by NBC, so long as it doesn't "sound" like an ad, and is written with objective language. Multimedia promotional items (like the trading cards and action figures) make good subjects for their own articles, I think. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 15:39, 18 January 2008 (EST)

Digg comments

...You're very kind... -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 20:57, 19 January 2008 (EST)

  • and they're true. I think the interviews you've done have been fantastic and are so original. I mean, I had no idea Nate's interview would reveal so many aspects of filming the show that I had no clue about for instance. I'm sure the interviews have been wonderful for you, too. I'm sure not only are you having a lot of fun, but when you started here you probably had no clue you'd eventually be talking with senior producers at NBC or talking with James Kyson Lee for instance. :) (Admin 21:01, 19 January 2008 (EST))
    • Nate Goodman's interview isn't complete yet, but it's true that you've done a good job with the interviews thus far.--MiamiVolts (talk) 21:16, 19 January 2008 (EST)
      • Thanks, y'all. Dude, when I started here, I didn't know articles were able to be edited. Seriously. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 21:17, 19 January 2008 (EST)

Tim Susco

How much exactly did we donate to the Brain Aneurysm Foundation? When? -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 22:31, 29 January 2008 (EST)

  • $300 and it was probably on October 29. (Admin 19:10, 31 January 2008 (EST))


I have no idea what a RedHat Certified Architect is, but good luck with your certification classes. :) -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 06:03, 3 February 2008 (EST)

  • Thanks. I was off in NYC all last week for one of my RHCA courses. Challenging and lots of fun! (Admin 13:45, 4 February 2008 (EST))

Cascading protection and DPL

I left a comment containing some questions about cascading protection on the Administrator Portal early this morning. Not sure if you're watching that page, so I'm bumping it here.--MiamiVolts (talk) 13:35, 4 February 2008 (EST)

  • Yeah, I saw it. I don't have an answer yet, but I'm planning to check it out and get back to you. (Admin 13:36, 4 February 2008 (EST))
  • And also you left it on the Administrator's Portal. All administrators are supposed to have that page on their watchlist, so you're pretty much guaranteed we'll see it. :) (Admin 13:37, 4 February 2008 (EST))
    • Ok, cool. It was just that the lack of reply was giving me the wrong impression. ;)--MiamiVolts (talk) 13:41, 4 February 2008 (EST)
      • No problem. I was saving my reply for when I actually had the answer for you. :) (Admin 13:44, 4 February 2008 (EST))
      • You just left the message this morning. It wasn't marked urgent or anything, so I would give some people some time to read and reply. Besides, I was pretty clear in another message that I didn't know everything there was to know about cascading protection, so you're not going to get a good reply out of me. And considering that Hardvice, Bob, and Ted are not editing every day, it might take some time to hear back from the administrators who are editing more frequently. That said, I have the same questions about cascading protection, and would love to find out more whenever somebody gets the chance to research it. :) -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 13:51, 4 February 2008 (EST)
        • I was just teasing, Ryan. Guess you didn't notice my wink.--MiamiVolts (talk) 14:33, 4 February 2008 (EST)
          • Don't worry, it didn't sound like Ryan was complaining. It just sounded like he was trying to explain exactly why there wasn't an immediate reply. :) (Admin 14:36, 4 February 2008 (EST))

RE: "Confrontations"


I just wanted to let you know that the images are made by me and are simply screenshots of the special effects video I made on youtube. You can verify it with my youtube account, it is also filed under Yoeri > DarthYotho.

Y.DarthYotho 17:48, 14 February 2008 (EST)

  • Thanks. I just wanted to know so we could make sure they had the correct copyright tag on them. Again, nicely done! :) (Admin 17:50, 14 February 2008 (EST))

Code for French version

May you please add (if it is possible) "collapsible table code" and something to play youtube videos into the MediaWiki:Common.js (or elsewhere, i'm a "noob") of the french version ? Thank you very much ! Desperate July 07:49, 17 February 2008 (EST)

If you are busy, i may ask to someone else. Juste let me know who please ;) Desperate July 04:38, 20 February 2008 (EST)

  • Desperate, do you not know which files to copy? It looks as if you're an administrator of the French version so you should have the permissions to edit the MediaWiki namespace.--MiamiVolts (talk) 04:51, 20 February 2008 (EST)
    • Unfortunately, I don't know which files i have to copy and I don't know how... :( Desperate July 04:12, 22 February 2008 (EST)
      • Ok, I added the code for collapsible tables for you over on the French site. Check out Help:Collapsible tables for info on how to use them. I don't think it would be good to add Youtube embedding since videos on Youtube typically violate copyright, so rather than including them on the site it's safer to just link to them. That way our sites aren't actually incorporating any material in violation of copyright. (Admin 13:19, 24 February 2008 (EST))
        • Thank you very much for adding the code. Have a nice week ! Desperate July 03:20, 26 February 2008 (EST)

Making a forum for the site

This could be a horrible idea and you could absolutly hate it, but I know a place that let's you make proffessional looking forums easily. They even have a system that allows you to pick a domain name, such as (this link goes nowhere). I thought that this could be a good idea for Heroes Wiki. It could let people have discussions about the show and the running of the wiki. --Thetobiasempire 20:09, 19 February 2008 (EST)-

  • Hey, Thetobiasempire. It's not a horrible idea at all. In fact it's been discussed in the past as well. Discussions about the wiki really ought to remain on the wiki itself. The discussion pages are very good for that. We're also not too strict on the conversations that start on the talk pages (as long as it's at least relevent to the article in some way) so a lot of the ability to have a discussion is already taken care of. Where a forum comes in would be promoting something even less formal... a place where people could essentially just chit-chat and talk about anything Heroes related they wanted. As mentioned in that discussion I linked to earlier there, there are already a number of really good Heroes forums for people to discuss Heroes and I don't think a new Heroes Wiki forum would really be all that popular. As I say, I like that we can focus on what we do best which is running a wiki rather than trying to moderate a message board. Good suggestion, though. :) (Admin 20:17, 19 February 2008 (EST))

Google alerts

I have, as a conscious cyber citizen, Google alerts tell me when my name or my Pseudonyms show up on Google's search. Well, I get an email telling me that I have an account on It turns out that this is a redirect to this site. For the sanctity of my pseudonym, and the preservation of this site, anyone who could look into this, please do. Whois tells me they are registered to the same place... -Zeckalpha 00:39, 20 February 2008 (EST)

  • I saw it and I'm already taking care of it. It was a domain I had helped someone register and was not supposed to redirect here. It's being taken out of Google now. (Admin 00:41, 20 February 2008 (EST))
    • Thanks -Zeckalpha
      • Google processed the removal. It should be gone now. (Admin 21:44, 20 February 2008 (EST))


Yes please! ---- Ohmyn0.jpgOhmyn0talk.jpg 16:52, 20 February 2008 (EST)

  • Thanks! But I do have one thing to say: I don't enjoy reading spoiles, so I will not be patrolling spoiler pages. Hopefully this won't be a problem. ---- Ohmyn0.jpgOhmyn0talk.jpg 18:03, 20 February 2008 (EST)
    • I don't enjoy reading theories, so I do almost no patrolling on those pages. It all comes out in the wash. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 18:04, 20 February 2008 (EST)


Hello Brian. I was wondering, what exactly does a patroller do here and how does one become a patroller?--Citizen 16:56, 20 February 2008 (EST)

  • All the info you seek can be found here. :) (Admin 16:58, 20 February 2008 (EST))
    • Thanks! I suppose I'm never gonna be a patroller :(--Citizen 16:59, 20 February 2008 (EST)
      • Why do you say that? I think at the moment you're a little low on number of edits, but I see no reason why at some point you couldn't become one. (Admin 17:02, 20 February 2008 (EST))

Re: Patroler?

At times I have done patrols of sorts.......If all I do is check spelling/grammar, wrong link and no more time is required of me that I spend now........I'll accept the badge. I can always be demoted should I find I cant handle the job or Im not that good at it.--SacValleyDweller (talk) 18:57, 20 February 2008 (EST)

  • None of the roles here really require a certain amount of work. It's all best-effort. :) I'll go ahead and add you. (Admin 19:50, 20 February 2008 (EST))
    • Me too please. lul--Citizen 19:58, 20 February 2008 (EST)
      • They don't require a certain amount of work, but they do require a certain amount of experience. :) I think in time it'll be offered, but for now we still have a pretty large pool of people who've got more edits under their belts. I'll remember that you're interested, though. (Admin 20:07, 20 February 2008 (EST))

Join date fix

Boy was I off! lol, april must have been when I started using this site alot.--SacValleyDweller (talk) 00:36, 21 February 2008 (EST)

  •  :) You can usually get a good idea when someone joined by checking the date of the welcome on their talk page, but I did double check your account to confirm that it was June 20th that you actually registered your account. (Admin 00:45, 21 February 2008 (EST))
    • you can also check your e-mail authentication date on Special:Preferences, it is normally the same day. -Lөvөl 02:54, 21 February 2008 (EST)