By Jonathan | Posted on September 3, 2010 at 1:48 am |
Posted in Category: Announcements, Blog, FrakMedia

As PR Coordinator for Frakmedia LLC I get to do a lot of cool and fun things. One of these pertains to my personal gaming blog, the CWF Game Cast, where I discuss non-electronic gaming (RPGs, tabletop, historical, miniatures, collectible card/miniatures, etc) and New England/Massachusetts gaming in particular.

Today is the first day of a week-long contest, the first on my blog, where you can win FREE product. You can win a booster for Axis & Allies Minis or War at Sea (both produced by Wizards of the Coast) courtesy of my blog’s sponsor 12-7-Games. If you’re a gamer then you’ll want to take a quick moment to enter the contest. And if you’re not a gamer you’ll still want to because who doesn’t love free stuff?

Learn how to enter and win by going to my contest post, Win a FREE Axis & Allies Minis or War at Sea Booster. It won’t take more than a few moments of your time (less than a minute) to enter and you could be the winner. The contest ends on Saturday, September 11, 2010 so you have until then to enter. The winner will be announced on Sunday, September 12, 2010.

Good luck to you all!
Jonathan, PR Coordinator

By Jonathan | Posted on July 27, 2010 at 12:22 am |
Posted in Category: Announcements, Blog

I was reading Matt Mullenweg’s blog recently and saw a post that invigorated me. Matt blogged about the P2 theme for WordPress and how it changed Automattic (the makers of WordPress).

At the BSG Wiki, and BSG Forum, we have a myriad of internal communication methods.  But, like Automattic there has always been a disconnect.  We communicate well but need to communicate better and more efficiently.  The P2 theme is our solution.

We are pleased to announce the implementation of a new internal blog running P2.  This will allow us to coordinate our many projects to be sure that we’re projecting a unified message.  We will use it to better coordinate work on the wiki.  We will use it to better plan how we use Facebook and Twitter.  We will use it to think outside the box.  We will use it to better promote the forum.  We will use it to be a better organization.  We will use it to provide better customer service.

If you’re reading this and are one of our staffers, then you need to e-mail Joe@frakmedia.net, Shane@frakmedia.net, or myself (jon@frakmedia.net) to setup your account.  If you are one of the many BSG fans, then know that we are doing everything we can to better serve you.

So say we all!
Jonathan, PR Coordinator

By Mercifull | Posted on February 27, 2007 at 7:19 am |
Posted in Category: Blog, Home Page

You can now use wiki style tags to link to the [[Main_Page|English Battlestar Wiki]] from this blog. Just use the double square brackets around a search term :D .

Also I have added a search box to the right hand side of the blog so that you can search all language wikis from any page. Just use the drop down box to select what language you want to search and away you go. Please leave any comments, bugs or suggestions on [[User:Mercifull|my userpage]], thanks.

Edit1: Also created a new “portal” front page check it out and let us know what you think.

Edit2: Search box now clears on click to type in your search term.

Edit3: Article counts on the front page now auto update from the wiki stats pages.

Edit4: Re-ordered the language wikis by number of areticles. Left -> right, top -> bottom. This is not done automatically however, and so if there are any major changes the page will have to be updated manually.

Portal

By Mercifull | Posted on February 21, 2007 at 3:56 am |
Posted in Category: Blog, Maintenance

After installing SQUID onto the server to speed up the site something broke the mod_rewrite rules on the blog which enabled nice looking urls. While we try to work out the problem I have taken the rewrite off so that the blog is fully functional again. Pretty urls willl be back very soon.

By Mercifull | Posted on February 18, 2007 at 12:00 pm |
Posted in Category: Announcements, Blog

As you may already have seen the Wiki is now sporting a fresher look. While this week the blog got its very own special design based on the Colonial Ballot papers it was time to also freshen up the actual wiki.

There is now a image of the weapons control in the background along with a dark red mist which spreads along the top of the page. Talk pages now also have a different background colour to the rest of the pages so you always know at a glance what you are looking at. A small flag now also shows in the top right corner so you know what language you are looking at. Red edit buttons now fit in with the rest of the site theme. Social icons are also added to the footer along with many other little design features to make the Wiki look that little more unique.

Big thanks to Shane is needed for giving me a hand as well as credits to the helpers of the previous Wiki theme.

More good and secret stuff to come tho guys, stay tuned to your favourite Battlestar site.

:)

By Joe Beaudoin Jr. | Posted on January 25, 2007 at 10:21 pm |
Posted in Category: Blog, Maintenance

Yes, you heard right. The blog tabs above are broken, for the most part. For some reason, the “About Battlestar Wiki” and “Blog Rules” pages result in 404 errors. This may be a WP issue, since we’re using a “bleeding edge” version of the software…

Just keeping everyone updated. So say we all.

By Shane | Posted on January 24, 2007 at 11:01 pm |
Posted in Category: Blog

That’s right! Another change right before your eyes. We upgraded the WordPress software. Also we enabled a new “theme” that will serve as the basic package our new custom blog design will follow. The blog design will not take place until after we completed a new design over at the Hangarbay. So head there if you want to get an idea how this blog will look like in the future.

By Joe Beaudoin Jr. | Posted on October 19, 2006 at 10:40 pm |
Posted in Category: Announcements, Blog

As of now, the Battlestar Wiki Blog is officially live.

In order to comment on blog postings, you will need to sign up for an account. It’s fast, easy, and, needless to say, free. A valid e-mail address is required, obviously, since your temporary login information will need to be sent somewhere.

For those who are administrators on the Wiki already, please refer to Blog Project page in order to get the instructions needed so that you may receive permission to start topics. For those who are non-administrators, but who may want to start topics and help moderate the blog, please go to the Blog Project page as well.

To get started, we have started a “suggestion box” page for those who wish to submit suggestions, comments, or feedback — but are leery of the Wiki software used on Battlestar Wiki. This is a more comfortable way of submitting your thoughts on new articles, things on and pertaining to the wiki.  To get to the Suggestion Box, click here.

Also, we plan to set up a survey software so that we can get further feedback regarding the wiki. It’ll be similar to the surveys you see used by retail stores, which grades performance, accessibility, usefulness, and other factors.

So say we all.

By Joe Beaudoin Jr. | Posted on October 14, 2006 at 9:22 pm |
Posted in Category: Blog, Feedback

Hello! Welcome to the Battlestar Wiki blog.

The blog is presently undergoing development. It hasn’t “launched” yet, but since someone is bound to come across it sooner rather than later, I’d like to take this opportunity to discuss why Battlestar Wiki needs a blog.

In lieu of the mass of Battlestar Galactica and Science Fiction blogs proliferating the internet, the purpose of this blog is really two fold:

  • To have a centralized area for updates across all the Battlestar Wikis. As we expand into having multiple language versions, it has come to our attention that having a centralized area for updates is required for consistent communication across the board.
  • Most importantly, this is to find out what our viewers (the silent lurkers, the people who are afraid to contribute for fear of throwing a wrench into the works, and “wikiholics”) think about what’s going on. It’s a controlled means to communicate to our viewers, as well as for them to give us feedback on the ever changing face of Battlestar Wiki.

So within the few days, we hope to officially launch the blog with updates from not only your’s truly (as the operator of Battlestar Wiki), but from members of both our administrator group and those of the regular contributors in the trenches, as it were.

I personally look forward to hearing from you as the wiki continues on its journey.

Be seeing you.