By Joe Beaudoin Jr. | Posted on June 16, 2008 at 6:08 pm |

For those of you questioning why things are slow—for instance, why you’re receiving delayed updates and (for you new users) registration information—here’s why.

We have been visited by between 20k-30k people on both Saturday and Sunday. At least the Wiki has. The Forum has definitely increased in activity, and our IRC chat on Friday night (which started at 9 P.M. ET, went well into 2 AM ET on Saturday morning!).

Just to give you an idea of how this compares, the weekend of the Season 4 premiere (“[[He That Believeth In Me]]”) saw 20k unique visitors come to the Battlestar Wiki. Now, the mid-season finale, “[[Revelations]]”, actually saw an increase in on those numbers. The difference, according to Quantcast (which directly measures visits), being about 1 to 2 thousand additional viewers.

The chart below, which you can see for yourself here, is reproduced below since I don’t want to be embarrassed a year from now when the chart gets updated and the old data pushed aside. The peaks, as you can imagine, correlate to when the episode was aired in the USA. (As you can see, the trough was Memorial Day weekend.)

Now remember when I said “30k”? Well, having recently loaded Google Analytics code into the Wiki’s template (the gizmo that generates the look of the website, otherwise known as the “front end”), they claim we have received 30k visitors. A difference of 10k from Quantcast.

I can’t compare HTBIM to Revelations traffic here, since the Google Analytics code was loaded just a week and a half ago, but here’s the chart from the “Revelations” weekend. (The popup denotes the Saturday following “Revelations”.)

By Shane | Posted on March 31, 2008 at 6:13 am |
Posted in Category: Announcements, Home Page, Maintenance

After several failed attempts, we have now mastered the automation of the stats on the portal page (If you didn’t know it existed — it does over at The stats will run once a week. These numbers do not change often, but we like to keep people up to date for those who direct visitors to that page.

By Joe Beaudoin Jr. | Posted on November 7, 2007 at 11:52 pm |
Posted in Category: Announcements, Home Page

Yeah, so I’ll be AWOL for a while… Reason being is that my internet access is down, as well as the local landline. AT&T says that everything should be back up by Saturday morning. (I’ll believe it when it happens.)

If anyone has any problems, you can contact Shane or some of the other mods on the board. As for the wiki, that’s pretty much self-sufficient, so I don’t think my absence will have any impact, and I’ve laid down all the [[BW:RAZOR|"Razor" policy stuff]], so I don’t think people will suddenly frak with anything there. ;-)

If it’s something that REALLY, REALLY, REALLY needs my attention, then Shane has my cell phone number and can get in touch with me that way.

Other than that, I’ll try to get on at least once a day via my local library to check up on things.

So say we all!

Update (Thursday, November 8): Well, I found out that my internet access is back up, far earlier than what AT&T had claimed. Which is nice. So I’ll be around again, unless my service goes down again.

By Joe Beaudoin Jr. | Posted on April 16, 2007 at 4:02 am |
Posted in Category: Announcements, Home Page

I have restored the number count feature for the wiki’s portal page. It now includes counts of the number of articles per wiki, as well as the number of files that are available in the media repository.

Thanks to Shane, the portal numbers are now updated on a weekly basis, so that the database isn’t called every time someone loads the portal.

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.