By Joe Beaudoin Jr. | Posted on August 23, 2009 at 12:20 am |
Posted in Category: Feedback

Here’s an interesting review of the wiki that I’ve stumbled across in my vanity searches on Battlestar Wiki. Yes, I occasionally do these to see what people have to say about us, in the event they can’t say about us to us directly.

http://www.interactwith.us/node/313

There are some minor inconsistencies with some of the facts presented in the review, most notably the launch date and the fact that we did (past tense) the raffle. We may start that up again, depending on how things go in the future.

By Joe Beaudoin Jr. | Posted on August 6, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
Posted in Category: Announcements, Feedback, Fundraising

In an attempt to keep up with the financial needs of Battlestar Wiki, I’ve decided to integrate Kontera in-line advertisements into the website. Some of you may have noticed them today.

If you visit IGN or other sites, like Airlock Alpha, you’ll note the use of such ads “in-line” with the text. The links are highlighted in a different color (an orange), rather than the yellow or red links of the default style sheet.

Undoubtedly, some of you might find them annoying. Sadly, I find them necessary in order to further secure the Wiki’s financial health for the interim.

For right now, the Kontera service is merely being tested. We don’t know what to expect in terms of revenue from this service, and will not probably know for a few months. If we run across any problems, we’ll shelve it.

Should you find them annoying, I do recommend buying a membership to the wiki (and to our Battlestar Forum). It’s all done through PayPal, so we don’t receive any of your financial information—just whatever money you choose to donate to us. By donating, you’ll be added as a member, and when logged in you will not be bothered with any advertisements! Once you’ve donated, make sure to e-mail webmaster@battlestarwiki.org with your user name on either (or both) the Wiki and our Forums, so we know who to apply the membership to on our end. ;-)

Thanks for your understanding, all! Feel free to comment here on the blog, via e-mail, or via the Fourm. I won’t throw you in hack.

By Jonathan | Posted on March 29, 2009 at 2:12 am |

We were contacted by a high ranking public relations person from G4 to alert us to a special segment on last night’s episode of Attack of the Show.  Grace Park, who plays Sharon on BSG, stopped by the show for a bit to answer fan mail and questions about Battlestar Galactica.

G4 has been kind enough to allow us to show Grace’s segment to all of you using our blogs, wiki, and forum.  You can view the segment below.  Many thanks to G4 for granting us permission to do this.  Hope you enjoy.

Thanks,
Jonathan

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By Joe Beaudoin Jr. | Posted on August 7, 2008 at 7:36 pm |
Posted in Category: Announcements, Feedback, Technical Issues

Just received an e-mail from ACS’s technical support saying that the error that prevented their userbase from accessing the WIki has been fixed.

As for others from other ISPs that may be affected, please know that we’re working with the affected ISPs as much as we are able.

Good hunting!

By Joe Beaudoin Jr. | Posted on July 25, 2008 at 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 April 28, 2008 at 4:01 pm |
Posted in Category: Feedback, New Goodies

We can now announce the winners to our [[BW:SURVEY|survey]] raffle.

They are as follows:

  • David S., USA, Season 3 DVD Set (Grand Prize)
  • Keith T., USA, $10 USD Gift Certificate from NewEgg.com (Second Prize)
  • Elizabeth L., Australia, Free One-Year [[BW:MEMBERSHIP|Membership]] to Battlestar Forum and Battlestar Wiki (Third Prize)

The last two recipients who also won a free one-year membership to Battlestar Forum and Battlestar Wiki have not yet given me permission to add their names to the winner’s list, so I’ve withheld that information until such time as I get permission from them to do so.

To the thousand+ people who participated in the survey, we want to thank you for your opinions and feedback! We will be having another survey in June, after the first ten episodes of the fourth season have aired! So keep an eye on the blog for future announcements!

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 Shane | Posted on April 9, 2008 at 10:58 am |

Yesterday out of the blue, a real life authorized author of a re-imagined series book, appeared on our forums. The author’s name is Jason T. Eberl (Under the name PhilosopherJedi) and he is the author of “Battlestar Galactica and Philosophy: Knowledge Here Begins Out There” and he contacted us so he can start a weekly discussion of philosophy questions regarding Battlestar episodes.

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By Joe Beaudoin Jr. | Posted on April 7, 2008 at 10:38 am |
Posted in Category: Feedback

Just a brief update for those of you who have us in your RSS feeds, bookmarks, and all that good stuff…

Our [[BW:SURVEY|survey]] is ending tonight at 11:59 P.M.

We have well over 1,000 respondents fill out the survey, which just blows me away personally, so if you want to take a few minutes, fill out the survey so your voice can be heard.

Of course, [[BW:CONTACT|you can contact us any time]] with your thoughts, suggestions, corrections, and any question! However, if you fill out the [[BW:SURVEY|survey]], you get a chance at winning some pretty cool prizes.

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 April 3, 2008 at 11:03 pm |
Posted in Category: Announcements, Feedback, Outside Sites

Folks,

This is just in. Mike Hinman moved SyFy Radio to an earlier time slot, so my appearance on the 23rd will be around 10:25 P.M. Eastern Time. It will last about 20 minutes, if not longer depending on how things go.

I’ll be talking about the Wiki, Battlestar Galactica, and Galacticruise. Also, I’ll be taking your phone calls, if you really want to ask me questions or just chat with us.

So jump to SyFy Radio’s website before the show starts at 10 P.M. on April 23rd by going here.

Additionally, I must note that this a family-friendly show, so I do want (and need) to stress that there won’t be vulgarity or mudslinging. Not that I expect any rational and reasonable person to do those lurid things, but it needs to be said.

So say we all!

By Joe Beaudoin Jr. | Posted on March 29, 2008 at 2:52 am |
Posted in Category: Announcements, Feedback

Just to let everyone know, our quick, 10-question [[BW:SURVEY|survey]] ends on April 7th. Enter now for a chance to win a Season 3 DVD box set (Region 1), Season 3 Soundtrack, and more!