By Joe Beaudoin Jr. | Posted on July 31, 2008 at 5:14 pm |
Posted in Category: Announcements, External Portals

So… apparently the Wiki Frakr is barred from being linked on MySpace. Consequently, any attempt to link to it from your MySpace profiles, posts, or bulletins will not work.

We can’t control it, but we can let you guys know about it. So tell Tom and his buddies to go frak themselves. :D

By Shane | Posted on July 25, 2008 at 11:18 pm |

We updated to a new version of “CheckUser” extension that required editing of the database tables. Not realizing it, I forgot to do it for the other wikis as well. All wikis should now be editable. Sorry for the long long delay!

By Joe Beaudoin Jr. | 1:35 pm |
Posted in Category: Feedback, Maintenance

In talking to a few people who have not been able to access the website since our move, it appears that Plusnet internet service provider—serving the United Kingdom—has an issue with The Planet’s DNS entries. The Planet, as you may be aware, is home to our two web servers. Since Plusnet users can’t access the website due to malformed or incorrect DNS entries, people have not been able to access the website from that ISP.

Plusnet and The Planet are working on a solution right now, but I have no ETA on when Plusnet people can access the website without using web anonymizers or web proxies that do not suffer this problem.

This will also be posted on the Case Orange blog here, since that blog is hosted on a server in the UK, and thus not affected by the DNS woes of Plusnet. So tell your UK friends.

Updates as we get them, thank you.

By Joe Beaudoin Jr. | Posted on July 24, 2008 at 11:52 pm |
Posted in Category: Announcements, Exclusive News

Now that Sci-Fi Wire has issued their low-key press release-slash-news blurb about the Battlestar auction*, I’d like to take the opportunity to formally announce Battlestar Wiki’s (and my own) involvement with it.

If you check out the Battlestar Props website, particularly the “About” section, you’ll see a familiar name there. Yes, that’s me. It’s not a Cylon copy.**

Anyway, I’ve been very, very silent about this for about a month and a half now, mainly because I had my personal doubts as to whether or not this was going to come to pass, and the fact that NBC Universal are the people behind it… Not to mention the fact that I have my own boss, PropWorx CEO Alec Peters. Afterall, everybody’s gotta serve somebody.

In any event, I’ll have much, much more to blog about—via the Battlestar Props website—when I get up to Vancouver. (Yes, I get to go to Vancouver. More on that later.) The Battlestar Props site will be

The slew of behind-the-scenes information I—and, by extension, all of you—will have access to will be tremendous, and will go up on the Wiki. A small, but influential core of volunteers have already been working on getting things prepped for all the information that’ll go online on the Battlestar Wiki, the new Props wiki (still under construction), and the Battlestar Props website. Of course, new volunteers are welcome, and you’ll likely get something out of it (DVD boxset or something like that, hell, maybe a prop, who knows), although all the volunteers are working pro bono. There might be some fame, maybe a splinter, but I’m not in it for the fame. I’m in it because I’m a fan who passionately loves—and hates, at the same time!—the show, and having funded and helped to build the Wiki, we’ve reached a plateau that very, very few fan sites will ever reach.

For me, having never dreamed something like this was ever possible, I find myself continually astonished and deeply humbled at all those who have aided us in our mission to chronicle the series.

Now, before I go off ramblin’ like an prideful father, I’m going back to the tylium mines of Carillon while I still have energy left in me to work through the night.

Updates as I get them! Good night and good luck, and thank you for your belief in us!

* The announcement was supposed to come out Friday. Or at least, that’s what we were told.
** As I am the Final Cylon (hey, I’m not in that infamous, vastly overrated “Last Supper” picture!), I do not have copies of myself available. Sorry. I’ve always been a Cylon, and have been from the start. [cue Watchtower music]

By Joe Beaudoin Jr. | Posted on July 20, 2008 at 9:17 pm |
Posted in Category: Drifiting Thoughts

Yes, we’re on another top ten list, along with Lostpedia, WikiHow, and even Conservapedia (which I personally shudder at, it’s worse than Wikipedia). Interestingly, no Wikia wikis made it on the list, from what I can tell.

http://www.technospot.net/blogs/ten-wikipedia-like-sites-that-are-interesting/

By Joe Beaudoin Jr. | Posted on July 9, 2008 at 5:25 pm |
Posted in Category: Drifiting Thoughts, Outside Sites

MSDN blogger “oldnewthing” noted the existence of Wikis and their spoof sites. Among them are Battlestar Wiki and Wiki Frakr.

http://blogs.msdn.com/oldnewthing/archive/2008/07/08/8705315.aspx

By Joe Beaudoin Jr. | Posted on July 4, 2008 at 2:56 pm |
Posted in Category: Drifiting Thoughts

To our friends and fans in America, we hope that everyone has a safe and happy 4th of July holiday weekend!

That goes for everyone else too! You don’t need a holiday to have a safe and happy weekend, now do ya?

So say we all!