By Joe Beaudoin Jr. | Posted on December 27, 2008 at 2:59 pm |
Posted in Category: Announcements, Maintenance

As you might have noticed, we’ve disabled any “Monobook”-based skins, namely BsgBook and BsgMonobook. For those who don’t know, the Monobook skin is essentially the same skin that Wikipedia uses by default. Given the pitfalls of having those skins during our unique aesthetic changes, and given the weaknesses of those skins in general, we’ve decided to get rid of them.

In place of a lighter skin, we are developing the “Battlestar Light” skin, which uses manilla and light brown colors. Right now, it is mostly functional, barring changes that need to be done to the header and the like.

You can see how the skin looks by clicking here. And, if you’re logged in, you can change that skin by going to Special:Preferences, clicking the Skin tab, selecting “Battlestar_Fluid” and hitting the “Save” button.

Right now, the Battlestar Light skin only has a fixed width format, and therefore isn’t designed for either widescreens or for a “fluid” look. However, given that the skin is based off of Shane’s wonderful modifications of the “Gumax” skin by Paul Gu, implementing those features should not be a major issue once final cosmetic changes have been implemented.

You will also note that we’ve began “Galactiguising” message boxes and infoboxes with a “cut corners” motif. That’ll take a bit of work, but we should have that finished by the end of tonight (on the East Coast).

Have a Happy Frakkin’ New Year!

By Joe Beaudoin Jr. | Posted on December 25, 2008 at 1:11 am |
Posted in Category: Drifiting Thoughts

The team at Battlestar Wiki would like to offer each and every one a Merry Christmas—and our hope that everyone has a Safe and Happy Holiday season!

So say we all!

By Joe Beaudoin Jr. | Posted on December 22, 2008 at 6:31 pm |
Posted in Category: Drifiting Thoughts

The Wiki and other related FrakMedia! websites are experiencing technical issues due to The Planet’s recent modification of its DNS table structure. Therefore, people may have issues submitting edits or even accessing the site.

The issue should clear up in less than 24 hours.

In the meantime, I want to wish everyone a safe and Happy Festivus.


Joe Beaudoin Jr.