By Joe Beaudoin Jr. | Posted on June 15, 2009 at 11:50 pm |
Posted in Category: Announcements, Fan Participation

Just to let our followers know, Battlestar Wiki will be upgrading to MediaWiki 1.15 (and all extensions) sometime later this week—either beginning Friday or over the weekend. Some downtime may occur, however nothing too Earth-shattering.

During this update, we will re-implement the Google search in lieu of the MediaWiki’s default search.

As of right now, we have already updated the Battlestar Wiki Blog to WordPress 2.8, as well as the plug-ins. This took less than 10 minutes without fail.

Now for what our immediate future holds:

  • We will be creating mobile skins for Battlestar Wiki, thereby allowing the Wiki to be accessed via handheld devices such as iPhones, Blackberries, and all those lovely web-enabled gizmos you kiddos like to use nowadays. Updates on this forthcoming feature as we have them.
  • We are looking for one or two contributors to help us maintain our Twitter feed. Basically, we are looking for fans to tweet (or re-tweet) BSG and Caprica news, as well as fandom developments. If you are interested, please send an e-mail to webmaster AT battlestarwiki DOT org.

More to come! Now I’m personally off to bed. So sleep we all!


The Writer’s Guild Foundation has asked that we share the following press release about a big event they are hosting on Tuesday May 5th from 7:30-9:30pm at the Writer’s Guild Theater in Beverly Hills, California. If you live or will be in that area we strongly recommend that you attend the event.

AN EVENING with RONALD D. MOORE
Tuesday, May 5 – 7:30-9:30pm – At the Writers Guild Theater (135 S
Doheny Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90211)
Light reception included

Join us for this unique opportunity to learn from the writer, developer, and excecutive producer of BATTLESTAR GALACTICA… one of the most successful sci-fi series in a frakkin’ long time. Ronald D. Moore is one of the most successful writers of television science fiction working today. He is writer/executive producer of Battlestar Galactica. Previous writing and producing credits include Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Good Vs. Evil, Roswell, and the acclaimed HBO series Carnivale. He is the winner of two Peabody Awards, an Emmy (plus many nominations) and a Hugo Award, as well as a WGA nomination.

Thanks,
Jonathan

Purchase tickets online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/63131 or call 800-838-3006

Prices:
$20 General Public
$15 WGA members
$10 Student with ID
(prices slightly discounted online)

By Joe Beaudoin Jr. | Posted on August 1, 2008 at 11:26 am |

Our own DrWho42 has created a Battelstar Wiki fan page on Facebook. Check it out here!

By Joe Beaudoin Jr. | Posted on April 13, 2008 at 9:06 pm |
Posted in Category: Announcements, Fan Participation, Feedback

I’ve sent out the e-mails to our survey winners, so I hope to have a list of winners (and what they won) as soon as said winners get back to me on some things. One of those things is whether or not they want to be listed here as winners.

In the meantime, here is the summary of the results of the survey that 1000 people participated in. Note that there’s nothing personal in here, it’s just a statistical break down of how many people answered the questions, and what content they surfed the wiki for. I’ll talk more about the general responses sometime later this week, since I’m busy with other projects… But things are moving forward, and we are working on ways to better the site behind the scenes.

Keep the faith!

By Joe Beaudoin Jr. | Posted on April 6, 2008 at 12:05 am |
Posted in Category: Fan Participation, Feedback

Howdy everyone! While you’re all surely loitering around the Battlestar Forum or the Wiki, take a gander at our survey. [[BW:SURVEY|The survey]] ends on Monday, April 7th at 11:59 P.M. Eastern Time, so you only have two days to [[BW:SURVEY|fill out the survey]] and enter the raffle to win some cool prizes.

Hop to it, nuggets!

By Joe Beaudoin Jr. | Posted on February 25, 2008 at 5:25 am |
Posted in Category: Fan Participation, Feedback

For those of you that have answered the survey and offered us opinions, I will be contacting some of you with follow up questions and comments by the end of this week.

The reason I’m doing so is because some respondents were vague or unspecific as to what needed to be changed or modified.

For instance, we’ve had people that simply said that some articles were inaccurate, but didn’t note which ones were inaccurate or why they felt this to be the case. Obviously, we want to know more, and so we’re going to make sure we grill people. :)

So don’t be too surprised if you receive an e-mail from joe(AT)frakmedia(DOT)net with follow up questions. Of course, if you don’t want to answer them, I’ll understand and it’s not a problem.

By Joe Beaudoin Jr. | Posted on February 24, 2008 at 1:08 am |
Posted in Category: Fan Participation, Feedback, Think Tank

There’s a proposal for a ticket system for the Battlestar Wiki (and other FrakMedia! projections) going on [[Battlestar Wiki:Think Tank/Ticket System|here]].

Basically, the ticket system would allow people to submit reports on technical, clerical, and content issues pertaining to the Wiki, for those unfamiliar with the Wiki’s editing interface.

Please feel free to add your thoughts as a reaction to this blog, or at the think tank page linked above!

So say we all!

By Joe Beaudoin Jr. | Posted on February 22, 2008 at 7:25 pm |
Posted in Category: Announcements, Fan Participation, Feedback

In reaction to the feedback given through the survey, we’ve moved the search bar to the side, above the navigation menus.

Users may have to execute a hard refresh (Ctrl+F5 in Windows or Shift-Cmd-R in Mac) to see the changes. Also, this is only for the new “Battlestar” skin with the cut-off corners — the Monobook skins always had the search bar on the side.

Please let us know what you think about this change by replying to this blog post!

Furthermore, let us know what you think in general by filling out our [[BW:SURVEY|survey]]!

So say we all!

By Joe Beaudoin Jr. | Posted on February 18, 2008 at 7:27 pm |
Posted in Category: Announcements, Fan Participation

The [[BW:RAFFLE|Battlestar Wiki Membership Raffle]] has been moved back to the end of March, after the release of the season 3 DVD, so that we may offer you the following prizes:

  • Two (2) copies of the Season 3 DVD box set OR two (2) $40 USD gift cards to the online retailer of your choice. One box set or gift card per person; minimum and maximum of two (2) winners.
  • Two (2) copies of the Season 3 soundtrack OR two (2) $10 USD gift cards to the online retailer of your choice. One copy or $15 USD gift card per person; minimum and maximum of two (2) winners.
  • One (1) year of free membership to Battlestar Wiki/Battlestar Forum (and Battlestar Pegasus!)

To be eligible, become a [[BW:MEMBERSHIP|paying member]] for only $10 USD a year!

Also, double your chances at getting these prizes by filling out our [[BW:SURVEY|survey]] as well!

So say we all!

By Joe Beaudoin Jr. | 7:19 pm |
Posted in Category: Announcements, Fan Participation

Remember a little over a month ago when I said we would be doing a survey on what people thought of the Battlestar Wiki. Well, it’s finally here.

Basically, by completing the survey, you’ll enter yourself into a raffle where five people can win one of three various prizes. One lucky winner will get 1 copy of the Battlestar Galactica Seaosn 3 DVD, with the second prize winner getting a copy of the Battlestar Galactica Season 3 soundtrack. Third prize winners, which will be three people, will win a [[BW:MEMBERSHIP|one-year membership]] to Battlestar Forum/Battlestar Wiki (surf both sites without seeing ads AND enter the [[BW:RAFFLE|membership raffle]]!

This begins today 18 February 2008 and ends 7 April 2008, three days after the airing of “[[He That Believeth In Me]]”, the season four premiere.

I’ll post more about the changes to the membership raffle in my next post.

By Joe Beaudoin Jr. | Posted on January 17, 2008 at 9:06 pm |

We’re looking for contributors to start up an article on the [[WGA Strike]] and how it has affected the [[Re-imagined Series]].

Feel free to get started by going [[WGA Strike|here]]. You may wish to discuss changes or needed additions to this article by [[Talk:WGA Strike|going here]].

So say we all! Keep the faith!

By Joe Beaudoin Jr. | Posted on January 6, 2008 at 10:16 pm |

For those of you who visit SyFy Portal, our fellow webmasters (and Battlestar Galactica fans) are doing a survey on how to better their website.

I would likely not mention this except their questions mention us (in a good way)! So if you visit SyFy Portal and want to help change that site (for the better!) to meet your own viewing habits, then please participate here!

Also, I want to point out that I’ve been seriously considering performing a survey on our own viewership, and in light of SyFy Portal’s quest to get feedback via surveys, we may do the same here at the Battlestar Wiki!

So say we all! Keep the faith!