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 21, 2008 at 4:03 pm |
Posted in Category: Feedback, Think Tank

In response to one of the many suggestions that people have submitted through our [[BW:SURVEY|survey]], many of you wanted a better and superior search engine.

Now you have it! Instead of using the default search engine provided by the Mediawiki software, we are now using Google’s robust search engine, which provides you with a better searching experience on all the different language editions of the Battlestar Wiki!

Also, some of you have mentioned that you did not like the location of the search bar (or were unable to find it in fact!) in the main skin and we’re responding to that to. We’re currently working on [[Battlestar Wiki:Think Tank/Sidebar Redesign|redesigning the left sidebar]] as well, so drop on in and give us a few suggestions if you’d like!

By Joe Beaudoin Jr. | Posted on November 11, 2007 at 8:28 am |
Posted in Category: Announcements, Think Tank

I have put forth a proposal that allows contributors and visitors to vote on whether or not Battlestar Wiki should officially support the Hollywood writers’ strike.

Normally, we don’t make it a point to support minor and ineffectual fan campaigns and the like, but, well, this is something that is important and the strike is justified.

So for what exactly Battlestar Wiki will do in support of the Writers Guild of America strike, click here. To vote on or offer commentary about this proposal, click here.

By Joe Beaudoin Jr. | Posted on September 4, 2007 at 6:00 pm |
Posted in Category: English Wiki, Think Tank

Shane and I have discussed changing the titles of administrators and bureaucrats to something more in-line with the Galactica universe.

We’ve started a proposal for that [[Battlestar Wiki:Think Tank/Admin name change|here]].

The current proposal lists that the titles of administrator and bureaucrat would be changed to “deckhand” and “chief”.

Please register your opinion or any alternate suggestions [[Battlestar Wiki talk:Think Tank/Admin name change|here]].

So say we all! :-)

By Joe Beaudoin Jr. | Posted on June 14, 2007 at 6:08 am |
Posted in Category: English Wiki, Think Tank

Just an FYI, our [[Battlestar_Wiki_talk:Think_Tank/News_Policy|News Policy]] proposal is about to see an end in voting on Thursday.

There are three others currently in [[BW:TANK#Current_ideas_under_Vote|voting status]], with voting to end on Sunday, June 17th.

So vote we all!

By Joe Beaudoin Jr. | Posted on June 11, 2007 at 3:53 am |
Posted in Category: English Wiki, Think Tank

A few proposals are up for general voting, which include:

  • [[Battlestar Wiki:Think Tank/Red Link Policy|The policy on how to deal with those red links to articles that don't exist yet.]]
  • [[Battlestar Wiki:Think Tank/News Policy|On how to deal with, as a community, newsworthy information we come across.]]
  • [[Battlestar Wiki:Think Tank/Errors Policy|Vote on whether we should continue discussions on how to chronicle errors and gaffes in the source material.]]
  • [[Battlestar Wiki:Think Tank/Deletion Archives|Voting on how to properly archive discussions relating to an article's deletion.]]

Feel free to vote and opine!

By Joe Beaudoin Jr. | Posted on June 7, 2007 at 3:25 pm |
Posted in Category: English Wiki, Think Tank

There are quite a few Think Tank proposals that need some love. Check them out [[BW:TANK|here]], discuss whether or not you like them, or even vote for those that are in voting status.

By Joe Beaudoin Jr. | 12:35 am |

Based on the votes from the [[Battlestar Wiki:Think Tank/MySpace Presence|Think Tank proposal on the subject]], I’ve decided to do a soft-launch of our MySpace portal.

The location: http://www.myspace.com/battlestarwiki

Official launch will take place on Friday, June 8th.

To ensure a successful official “hard” launch, we’re encouraging visitors with MySpace accounts to put us in their “Top Friends” lists on their MySpace page.

And for those of you who don’t particularly care for MySpace, Mercifull is working on a Battlestar Wiki group on Facebook which we hope to launch soon.

We hope to expand on other social networks as well, so if you have suggestions as to what those are, please feel free to suggest them as responses to this blog post.

So say we all!

By Joe Beaudoin Jr. | Posted on June 4, 2007 at 10:23 pm |
Posted in Category: Think Tank

We’re roughly 3 days away from [[Battlestar Wiki:Think Tank/MySpace Presence|implementing our presence on MySpace]].

If you haven’t voted in support or opposition of this idea yet, your [[Battlestar_Wiki_talk:Think_Tank/MySpace_Presence|chance is still here]]. Voting will end on the 7th.

So vote we all!

By Joe Beaudoin Jr. | Posted on May 5, 2007 at 12:52 am |
Posted in Category: Discussions, Think Tank

There’s currently a proposal to have an official presence on MySpace.

Please review it [[Battlestar Wiki:Think Tank/MySpace Presence|here]] and discuss the issue either here or as a response in this blog post.

By Joe Beaudoin Jr. | Posted on February 15, 2007 at 7:33 pm |
Posted in Category: English Wiki, Think Tank

In the vein of trying new things, Mercifull has set up an extension for MediaWiki that plays flash-based videos. Using our “hangar bay” experimental wiki, he’s produced the following awesome results:

http://hb.battlestarwiki.org/wiki/Video_Test

Right now, the test is in beta, so it won’t be implemented in the main wiki right away. However, the great thing about this also is that, using our existing Ad Brite service, we’ll be able to become better financially self-sufficient via our forthcoming video content.

So, without me blabbering on about this any more than I should, check out the link above and please submit your feedback, questions, and suggestions on this feature.

So say we all!

By Joe Beaudoin Jr. | Posted on January 19, 2007 at 9:05 pm |
Posted in Category: English Wiki, Think Tank

The Think Tank proposed username policy is up for review and voting. Please contribute any thoughts, questions or concerns on the username policy here.