By Shane | Posted on June 4, 2008 at 9:56 am |
Posted in Category: Announcements, Discussions, Policy

We have now worked in global permissions on all wikis. This allows us to setup “rights” in two different ways. Local vs. Global. Local would just be on the wiki we set it on and Global would allow you to have the same permissions if you transversed through the different languages.

There is currently no official policy on how people get assigned to this status, however one will be created at [[Battlestar Wiki:Global Groups]] on the English Wiki, where the details are being worked on on the [[BW:CN|notice board]]. (All sysops and users on all wikis should take part in this discussion on the notice board to form this policy. It’s extremely critical to operations.

One thing for sure is this. If you are a sponsor, your permissions will be set globally so you can view all the wikis without looking at Ads. If this is not working, please contact us on the [[BW:CN|notice board]] so we can fix this ASAP.

By Shane | Posted on May 11, 2008 at 12:13 pm |

Today we had a very successfully maintenance day on the wiki’s and the servers all at the same time. (Go figure…)

In any case, if you didn’t notice already, the servers never went down. That’s because the servers where not to go down, but the backend for us to access their support system was down. Go figure (as I said before.) :) So this is done.

After many many months of the Task Perl Bot not working, it now is working and will start automatically updating the open task list on the English wiki, thanks to our newest bot installed, Media Tag Bot (By Carnildo). I used the new perale backend code to re-code the Task Bot, and it worked fine. A few errors, but working those out with Carnildo.

The Media Tag Bot examines all recently updated media files and checks to see if they are tagged with the correct copyright tags. If not, it will notify the user and tag the media file according to the rules we have set forth in it’s logic based upon the set polices on the Media Wiki. This will help us make sure we are covered legally and have no issues in the future.

If you have any questions on what went on in the past 48 hours, just give us a shout out on the [[BW:CN|cheif's board]] and we will get back to you!
So say bot us all!

By Shane | Posted on May 8, 2008 at 9:50 am |
Posted in Category: Announcements, Policy

We have been very laxed on enforcing the policies on the Media Wiki, however, the longer we wait, the harder it will become later. As of today, if you do not properly tag uploaded material to the Media Wiki, it will be deleted outright and without warning. Any material found in the media wiki, not properly tagged after our downtime on Saturday will also be deleted.

There are copyright issues and legal issues at stake if we do not tag the images without the copyright notice that comes when files are properlly taged. Saying “Fair Use” and stating where it comes from is not enough no more. You can review the polices of tagging and the Media Wiki policies here. If you have any questions on how to tag, review the templates them selfs as they provided detailed instructions on what to place and how to tag them.

Questions can be brought to the Media Wiki administrators board or the [[BW:CN|English Wiki Chief's board]].

By Joe Beaudoin Jr. | Posted on November 7, 2007 at 2:03 am |
Posted in Category: Announcements, Policy

I’ve written up a policy/help guide on how to incorporate “[[Razor]]” material into the Wiki without spoiling those who haven’t seen the movie yet.

That policy is [[BW:RAZOR|here]]. Please feel free to direct any questions, comments or concerns either on this blog or on [[Battlestar Wiki talk:Razor Material|the talk page]].

By Joe Beaudoin Jr. | Posted on November 2, 2007 at 3:49 am |
Posted in Category: Announcements, Exclusive News, Policy

I can confirm that the screener version of “[[Razor]]”, initially released by SCI FI Channel/NBC Universal for review by the press, has been leaked out via torrent and other download sites.

As to be expected, edits to articles in relation to the content on the “Razor” screener have begun cropping up on Battlestar Wiki. While we will accept edits based on the screener (since this, in itself, is legal), all edits relating to “Razor” must adhere to our [[BW:SP|Spoiler Policy]] and use the related tags.

However, we cannot and will not accept screen or audio captures taken from the screener, because this puts us in dubious legal ground. Any attempt to upload images, audio, or video content from the screener will result in its immediate deletion and subsequent banning from the website for a period no longer than one month. Consider this the only warning on the subject. (Shane’s Addition) This applies to all languages, not just the English Wiki.

Also, all “Razor” related content will be considered “spoilerific” in the eyes of Battlestar Wiki until its US airdate of November 24, 2007, regardless of the advance screenings on November 12th.

For those of you adverse in spoilers, you may not want to visit the following pages:

  • [[Kendra Shaw]]
  • [[Lee Adama]]
  • [[Helena Cain]]
  • [[Pegasus (RDM)]]
  • [[Cylons (RDM)]]
  • [[Hybrid]]
  • [[Kara Thrace]]
  • [[Scylla]]
  • [[Fall of the Scorpion Fleet Shipyards]]
By Joe Beaudoin Jr. | Posted on June 15, 2007 at 5:46 am |
Posted in Category: English Wiki, Policy

Thanks to the Think Tank proposal that people voted on, our official [[BW:NP|News Policy]] has passed and is now implemented.

Thanks to everyone who voted and voiced their opinions on the subject matter!

So say we all!

By Shane | Posted on February 18, 2007 at 11:17 pm |
Posted in Category: Announcements, English Wiki, Policy

We are queuing what you all do as soon as the episode finishes airing. What do you do?

Update: We know what your folks are up to…. Apparently, numerous edit conflicts on “Dirty Hands” (the next episode) are causing slow-down issues on Wiki due to the server attempting to compare edits and prevent overwrites. Therefore, editing for the current episode and the next episode will be locked.

Also, there is no way to guess the next (or future) episodes based on a 20-second trailer. It violates the citation policy.

By Shane | Posted on January 20, 2007 at 12:27 am |
Posted in Category: English Wiki, Policy

In under 6 hours administrators of Battlestar Wiki have approved the Username policy. Usernames that are currently in violation of the policy will have a 2 week grace period as the policy is just starting. If you have any questions about the policy, please visit the talk page.