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LOL! Good idea... I keep forgetting about the main page. This'll make things easier, regardless. Now if only I had the time/ambition to get the More Featured Articles part done. --Cadden Blackthorne 22:08, 2 February 2008 (UTC)

  • No one remembers to do it half the time, so I figured it was high time to take care of that little problem. ;) --Halomek 02:17, 3 February 2008 (UTC)

SpammersEdit

Would it help if the wiki required account login before posts/edits can be made? Lately we've gotten a ton of spam posts/edits. --Balsa 18:31, November 18, 2009 (UTC)

  • I've been asking myself the same question, but I guess the final call is Cadden's. --Jagtai 18:52, November 18, 2009 (UTC)
    • I asked him about it awhile back, and the last he knew we didn't have that ability. --Halomek 22:18, November 22, 2009 (UTC)
      • For some reason, I remember that we do have that ability. But, my memory could be wrong. Plus, I don't see how we couldn't have the ability. It feels like a very basic function. --Balsa 02:31, November 23, 2009 (UTC)
        • If we do have that ability I can't seem to find it. --Cazzik 06:48, November 23, 2009 (UTC)
          • I remember talking to someone on the staff of Wikia before, I believe it was Angela herself, and when we were talking about it, I recall that there was no way of doing that. They promote their Wikia community as being a place anybody can edit. So, I'm pretty sure that a "restricted editing" feature is unavailable. I could be wrong, but that's my take on it. I've never seen anything about such restrictions around here. I know it can be done on an article-by-article basis, but beyond that, I doubt it. --Cadden Blackthorne 17:27, November 24, 2009 (UTC)
            • Some wikis (like Muppet Wiki) do restrict editing to logged in users. If that's something you think would help, the best thing to do is use special:contact to talk to staff about it. Angela@fandom (talk)
              • Awesome, thanks. I'll bring it up with the community, see what the general consensus is, then go with that. --Cadden Blackthorne 06:06, December 18, 2009 (UTC)

Question Edit

First, sorry if this isn't the right process. Secondly, what's the general accepted rule for editing other people's pages? For example, can I go in and edit grammar errors, or missing references, or so forth? --Balsa 02:20, 7 July 2008 (UTC)

  • You may edit grammar errors, missing references etc, but make sure to consider that names may not be spelled wrong ;) --Jagtai 05:14, 7 July 2008 (UTC)
    • Oh, okay, because I was sure that your name was misspelled. :P --Balsa 06:36, 7 July 2008 (UTC)
      • Hmm... I thought we had discussed this, Balsa... maybe it was with someone else.... --Cadden Blackthorne 06:40, 7 July 2008 (UTC)
        • It might have been someone else. Or it might have been me. I really don't remember. :P --Balsa 07:03, 7 July 2008 (UTC)

Opinions needed Edit

How many would be against the entire revamping of our naming system? As I add new characters (or re-insert ones I've deleted :P), I've been finding how stupid and cumbersome this can be, to continuously do this whole redirection thing with all names to their "proper" format.

So, my proposal is this - and I can do this if no one else wants to (though I'd hate to have to do it all myself) - that we get rid of this "Last Name, First Name" thing, and just stick with the "First Name Last Name" layout. Organization isn't a big issue in that instance, as the Wookieepedia just lists characters in that format, organized by last name. (So, "Luke Skywalker" comes before "Han Solo".)

What say you? If no one responds by the end of Saturday, I'll assume that it's a go-ahead. -Cadden (June 14, 2006)

Sounds good. I'm for it. I don't have too many characters up here, and the switch isn't too problematic. -Mirrodin (June 15 2006)

Righto... looks like the whole one person who responded didn't mind. I can only assume, then, that no one else minds (I don't see why they wouldn't, but I've seen crazier people on the 'Net). It'll be a slow process, likely - unless I run out of stuff to do at work again :P - but it'll get done. Probably over the course of this week. -Cadden (June 18, 2006)

Hehehe, perhaps Cadden, I'm the only person who responded because I'm the only person who saw it other than the Admins and Mods...

-Mirrodin (06-19-06)

Look at the last post - thus, it's their own fault. ;) -Cadden (June 19, 2006)

Edit

Please give your input on the new logo. It didn't take much to do, but I'm not planning on leaving it as it is (unless everyone thinks it's fine as-is). If anyone has a better image for its place, or whatever the case may be, please, share it, so that we can get a better pic up. :) -Cadden (June 23, 2006)

Good, but I don't really like the light behind the symbols. -Jagtai (June 24, 2006)

Heh, I forgot to mention I didn't make the image itself. I just found it and put on some text, after resizing it. ;)

Though I might be able to whip up an alternate version that's a little less... flashy... on my own, if no one objects to it. We shall see. -Cadden (June 24, 2006)

Looks fine to me -Mirrodin (June 27, 2006)

Looks fine (yes, I know I'm late) -Jagtai (September 10, 2006)

Different Forums Edit

Should we make a sub-section for the different forums? In other words, the Wikia upon itself is about our Main Board Timeline (MBT). Should we also add subsections for:

  • The Rebellion Era
  • Story Threads
  • Spiral of Worlds

Since these are just as essential to our community as the MBT (whether people believe this or not ;))?--Cadden Blackthorne 17:21, 11 July 2006 (UTC)

I think that would be a good idea. Might also bring more people to the Wiki -Jagtai (September 10, 2006)

Templates Edit

Okay, it's time to start making the Wikia more snazzy, as we gather more information from the Exodus timeline. That being said, what templates do you guys thing we should use? (To get a general feel for templates, see Wookieepedia's examples.) In the near future (hopefully before the Weekend is over), I'll be modifying the main page's layout to fit more with a professional look (such as with Wookieepedia's or Star Wars Fanon's). Any ideas on the first version would be nice (the featured article, how often we should have a featured article, and the Did you know... segment). --Cadden Blackthorne 22:43, 27 July 2006 (UTC)

That sounds wicked Cadden and would make our wiki look alot nicer. Unfortunately I dont know how to do anything like that otherwise I'd help. Topgun

I'm in favor of the article and the "Did you know..." segments. I'd say run them about once a month. -Halomek (July 27th, 06)

  • You don't need to know how to that kind of stuff. I'll do all the research that it takes. Most of it's pretty easy - just get it from other Wikias. (After all, most, if not all, use the same basic templates. I know the main page Wikia on Wookieepedia is a souped up variant of the template that Wikia Home uses.) Once a month sounds good to me. (By the way, if you want to do a signature like mine, up on the buttons, the second from the right. Up to you, really, as I don't really care. :)) --Cadden Blackthorne 03:28, 28 July 2006 (UTC)
    • And we're up! I just need to get some more templates done (as you'll see on our Templates page), and it'll be good to go, for now.... --Cadden Blackthorne 22:20, 28 July 2006 (UTC)
  • Looks insanely good - could we perhaps get a little colour on the left panel where the search bar is? even if it's a light grey. Some other subtle colours on the main page templates might be good too, *shrug* if it's not too hard to do. Good job Cad'. - Wood
    • Sure, once I figure out how, and have the time and desire (you have no idea how long this took me to do, and that's just from being a copycat!) to do it. ;) --Cadden Blackthorne 23:58, 28 July 2006 (UTC)


  • Just a Thankyou to our Admins for installing the templates and really fixing everything up nice. I'm not sure how you do it but thanks guys, you're doing a great job. Topgun220 May 4th 2007
    • It’s appreciated, Top. :) The best way to thank us (me anyway) is to complete any of your articles that might still need some work. --Halomek 00:11, 5 May 2007 (UTC)
      • LOL. Yeah, the templates I've done, I think that most articles have been updated already. Most of my work consists of the templates such as {{update}}, but that's just 'cause I don't really have the time to do the others at the moment. --Cadden Blackthorne 22:51, 5 May 2007 (UTC)

Stephen Colbert Edit

Well when i visited the site this morning, i did so with a smile... of course, the amusement quickly wears off. Is there anyway we can ban this idiot? If you missed what he did... basically he edited about half the wiki entries here with a pictures of comedian Stephen Colbert (including the front page). Anyway, i dunno if there was a quick way to revert all the changes but i did it the long way (saves poor Cadden some time i guess, as he is most likely the person who has to sort all this out for us lol). - Wood

  • Yeah, thanks for doing that. I popped on, and everything was normal. Did my usual "let's look at the recent changes" routine, and raised an eyebrow. Next thought, "what did Wood change on Faarel Blackthorne's page?" (the first of my pages I saw on that list). I looked, everything seemed fine, looked at the history, and I was, like, "wtf?". I moved in to intercept, and Mr. Colbert Wannabe is now permanately banned from access to this Wikia on terms of spamming and vandalism. Anyway, again, thanks for doing that. To my knowledge, I don't think there is a mass-recovery option with Wikia, but I'm not sure... never had to use one before. If the guy tries this again with another username, however, I'll target his IP next time. --Cadden Blackthorne 15:31, 9 August 2006 (UTC)

InterestingEdit

Indeed, is it just me or did this wiki just become a vandalism target? ,Topgun

  • Yeah, it's kinda weird, all right. I wouldn't count it as absolution until it happens again, though. (That last one of mine was a mistake - the individual was already blocked, but I didn't recall ever blocking him. :P) If my suspicions prove correct, I might have to start banning IPs, instead of user names. --Cadden Blackthorne 20:20, 19 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Yah know, I find the 'Jedi Exile' edits funny. Been a couple of similar edits on Wookieepedia recently. Maybe our entry there drew the wrong kinda people to us. And anyone else find it weird to have a member Wikia brass (Angela) editing on our humble little backwater, or am I just missing something as usual? --Coal
    • Likely due to her interest in Star Wars and (as seen in her main Wikia profile) the "Star Wars" admin around here. :P But, yeah, I'm thinking that we're starting to get individuals in here that just want to cause the trouble they're causing over on Wookieepedia. However, with this Jedi Exile stuff going on, I wouldn't be surprised if it's the same person making a new user name every time, just because of it being the same damn thing over and over again. If I could, I'd block the IP address, but I don't know how to with a registered name. I'll ask Angela if it happens again. --Cadden Blackthorne 22:30, 20 September 2006 (UTC)
It's not unusual. :) I edit all the wikis, especially looking for spam, vandalism, and things I can fix. I don't actually much of an interest in Star Wars - if it looks that way it's probably just because the Star Wars wikis have been vandalised a lot recently. Angela (talk) 06:03, 21 September 2006 (UTC)

I've just fixed yet another series of vandalised articles. I also managed to ban the IP of the vandal (since he didn't have a username). The IQ of these people must be around 10 to find something like this fun >-( Thank heaven for the history page. Btw, is there some way to bar the wiki editing to registered people only, or some other security measure? Jagtai, 09:23, 22 September 2006

  • Honestly, I'm not sure. I'll have to look in to it. That'd be something pretty hard to maintain, however, 'cause all that means is either a) a select group of people would be able to edit the Wikia site or b) the vandal would only need to create a Wikia account. --Cadden Blackthorne 15:34, 22 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Ahhh, I feel honored (in a strange way). One of my entry's was defaced. Never had that happen before. As for security, (switches to Wikia idiot mode) is there a way to make it so you have to be 'cleared' by the admins before being able to edit? --Coal
  • Admins can protect pages like I did for the Main Page. It makes it so only registered users can edit stuff, but as far as I know you have to do it manually - as in page by page. With 660 articles and counting, that's a lot of pages to go through. --Halomek 00:49, 24 September 2006 (UTC)

Article-Specific Templates Edit

Don't forget that we have templates available. Use these if you feel them necessary on your articles. If there are any missing that you feel we would be benefitted by (yes, excluding those which have not been made yet :P), then let me know on my Talk page. --Cadden Blackthorne 23:39, 12 October 2006 (UTC)

Cadden Sucks Edit

What happened? Is Cadden banned, or just the evil alias, or what the frell happened. *confused* --Jagtai 00:33, 26 November 2006 (UTC)

  • It was just some vandal using "Cadden Sucks" as a name. I didn't have time to do more than block him earlier. --Halomek 02:43, 26 November 2006 (UTC)
    • Okay. Thanks :-) --Jagtai 10:34, 26 November 2006 (UTC)
      • Yup. I've done nothing to get banned. Probably 'cause I've done nothing at all, of late. ;) Been quite busy with several various things away from the community. --Cadden Blackthorne 08:15, 27 November 2006 (UTC)

Articles Edit

I've cleaned up the articles list a bit, as you will notice, and I have added a brand spankin' new section. I'll add more to that section later. --Cadden Blackthorne 19:59, 15 December 2006 (UTC)

I tried to add some things about the couple new sport threads I'm starting on Exodus. A small page right now without alot of stuff and my first real go around with editing a Wiki. Opinions are welcome -- Stranger, 20 Dec 2006

Frontpage Edit

I've been thinking...wouldn't it be easier if we just included all articles in categories like they have on Wookieepedia and just place the categories on the front page? Seems like it might be easier to find what you're looking for if we did that...--Jagtai 13:11, 27 January 2007 (UTC)

  • Mmm... perhaps. However, a lot of what we've stemmed from here results from the early stages of the Wikia project, long before categories even existed. And not all pages have a category to match, and not all that do are in those categories. --Cadden Blackthorne 17:54, 27 January 2007 (UTC)
    • I should probably have written that I intended for us to add all the pages to appropriate categories first. I don't mind doing it myself or at least doing a good portion of the pages. --Jagtai 12:02, 28 January 2007 (UTC)
      • Sounds like a lot of work, but it would make things easier afterwards. --Halomek 21:28, 28 January 2007 (UTC)
        • Well, if you want to undertake the "beforehand" portion, then be my guest. I've got too many SW:E-related things (and others) on my to-do list to do anything outside of my stuff, here. (And normal sysop functions, of course.) So, you get it set up, and I can get it organized, if you want. --Cadden Blackthorne 21:41, 28 January 2007 (UTC)
          • Consider it done :) It might take a while, though - lots of pages. For convenience, I'll use the Wookieepedia categories as inspiration :)--Jagtai 04:48, 29 January 2007 (UTC)
            • Yeah, I was going to say, you might want to follow their template to make things easier to work with. Like, for instance, plugging the category "Assassins" into "Characters" as a sub-category, similar to what Wookieepedia does. --Cadden Blackthorne 04:52, 29 January 2007 (UTC)

Entry Box Edit

Now that we're going to a category-based method of organization, it might be a good idea to add an entry box on the front page like the Fanon Wiki has. It could be easier for people to add their stuff that way. --Halomek 21:02, 1 February 2007 (UTC)

  • Hmm, interesting idea. However, all it does is eliminate an extra step, considering that all ya gotta do alternatively is perform a search for the article, then tell it to make an article when it doesn't come up. I'm neutral on the matter, so let's see what Jag says. --Cadden Blackthorne 21:13, 1 February 2007 (UTC)
    • I think it would be a good idea, considering many don't know how to create articles here. --Jagtai 06:48, 2 February 2007 (UTC)

Pages Needing Attention Edit

Because no one (myself included, yes, I know) seems to be paying any attention to these pages, I have added this category to the front page, as well as bold-faced it so it stands out.

Please be so kind to help get these up to date and these tags removed. If you cannot with certain articles (such as Darth Nefarious or other member-created things that only said member would know), don't feel bad about it. I just put it up so people would get this stuff done and out of the way, for a change. --Cadden Blackthorne 19:02, 23 March 2007 (UTC)

  • I've been trying to remove as many tags as possible, but it's difficult when there are no stats available regarding hull and shield strength, speed or maneuverability. --Jagtai 11:45, 19 April 2007 (UTC)
    • Just use article information and guesstimate. That's what I did when I could not find any sorts of stats. Take the Gladiator Assault Fighter, for example. There are no official stats, but I was able to surmise something up with the information provided. Most ships say, "relative to x, y is faster/slower/bigger/smaller/uglier/prettier", etc. --Cadden Blackthorne 22:00, 19 April 2007 (UTC)
      • K, will do --Jagtai 09:43, 20 April 2007 (UTC)

Naming Policy Edit

I suggest we construct, and then enforce, a naming policy. With the arrival of more and more characters taking up nicknames or secondary names, such as Sion and Kamulos/Strife, as well as most of the characters in the Sith Brotherhood and one or two members of the Sith Covenant, we need to solidify how articles' names should be constructed.

My suggestion is to follow how Wookieepedia has done it, and use the character's first known name. (Such as Anakin Skywalker, compared to Darth Vader.)

I am open to alternatives. However, we need to nail this down, before it gets out of hand. --Cadden Blackthorne 23:08, 8 July 2007 (UTC)

  • Thoughts? Input? Anyone? Anything? If there are no objections, much less comments, by the end of Saturday (the 21st), I'm going to go ahead and enforce my suggestion.

    Also, I realize now that this may come off a bit confusing. So, allow me to put it another way. In this example, Sith with known real names will use their known real names (Darth Vader would redirect to Anakin Skywalker, Darth Tyrannus to Dooku, etc). However, those such as Darth Bane or Darth Maul will retain their current names. What this means, in our terms, is that Ilan Garuda will not have the article Darth Invisus, but Darth Obscurus will keep that article name, because that's the only name we know him by. I hope this clears that bit up. --Cadden Blackthorne 04:54, 19 July 2007 (UTC)

Image Credit Banner Edit

I'd like to propose that we make a banner.

Since there seems to be seveal images still that don't have an appropriate credit on them,

The banner doesn't have to be fancy, but just as the "Where are you going with this" banner, something that could be tagged to every page that needs a credit on the picture.

That way we could link to the main page for any pictures that need credit, and people who have the time, can search out the picture, and give the appropriate credit to it.

This would give everyone the ability to mark a page that doesn't have a credit to it, and would give us the ability to track them down quickly and give the appropriate credit.

What do you all think? Xanamiar 18:17, 12 August 2008 (UTC)

  • I like it, especially because I'm one of the huge culprits. --Cazzik 18:17, 12 August 2008 (UTC)
    • I can make a template for that, although I'll have to leave it up to someone else to go through our picture database and tag everything without a source. --Halomek 01:17, 13 August 2008 (UTC)
      • There ya go. Just go to the image and add {{unsourced}} and it will automatically be put in the Unsourced Images category. I used Cazzik's picture of Jackson Cole as an example of how to do it. --Halomek 01:40, 13 August 2008 (UTC)
  • That's awesome, Can you make it so there is a link to all pages that have the unsourced on them?- Xanamiar 15:02, 13 August 2008 (UTC)
    • That's what the link to the unsourced categories is for. Unless Halo put that up in response to that request. There is no way to automatically go through our Wiki and have things magically appear in that category list. Just... when you spot it, tag it. (I actually have a couple myself, but I haven't sourced them 'cause I've never been able to find them again. :P) --Cadden Blackthorne 17:06, 13 August 2008 (UTC)
      • Yeah, the template will automatically put any image it is placed on into the Unsourced Images category, but someone will have to manually go through our list of images (here) and actually place it on all the unsourced pics. Xan, if you're up for it, then by all means. I doubt I'll be able to get to a project that large for awhile yet. --Halomek 19:38, 13 August 2008 (UTC)

totaly awesome Hal... and Yeah, I'll see what I can do about taking on the task. I like the idea of getting them all in one place, then maybe the artists who drew it can just tag them with something of their own, so we can get the credit on there... - Xanamiar 16:07, 15 August 2008 (UTC)

Fair UseEdit

Can someone clear this up for me? I'm under the impression that simply labeling an image with the "fair use" tag does not actually mean it's used fairly. At the very least, an actual credit to the author must be given, while reasoning for why the use is fair would be preferred. Am I right in saying this? I've read over the actual legal code, but I'm still not 100% clear. --Balsa 01:26, 18 September 2008 (UTC)

  • Yeah. I just talked to Xan about this not too long ago, actually. The {{fairuse}} tag must be used alongside the source cited. Always cite your sources. Reasoning for fair use is preferred, but not necessary. Usually, people can figure it out on their own. --Cadden Blackthorne 04:17, 18 September 2008 (UTC)
    • At the very least, a link to the original source should be given. I think we should remove all images without proper credit! (This point just annoys me since I've had work stolen and it's rather bothersome.) --Balsa 00:17, 28 January 2009 (UTC)
      • I think one of the problems is that not everyone remembers where they found their images from and some of them are from a good long time back. The wiki was made back in 06 if I remember right. Also, people might not save the images on their computers under the same name as they do when they find them.--Mir 00:58, 28 January 2009 (UTC)
        • Mir has nailed it. Image sourcing has been one of our biggest issues. A lot of times, people save images and use them long after they remember where they got them from, or get them from image sites that don't list a source. Part of the reason I made the {{unsourced}} tag is so that we can group all of these unsourced images together and hopefully try and source what we can. Other than making the tag though, I don't have much time to devote to it. Cazzik and Mir, as our two biggest non-sourcers, I'd ask you guys to spend some time and try to locate the sources to all the images you've uploaded. I'd bet that at least half of them can be found on DeviantArt. It's a big task, I know, but you can at least chip away at it in your free time and be more diligent about what you upload in the future. --Halomek 03:18, 28 January 2009 (UTC)
          • I'll do the best I can, but I can't make any guarantees. Still, I spent a good amount of that free time just finding the pictures, and I don't want them taken down because I can't find them again.--Mir 03:23, 28 January 2009 (UTC)
            • Halomek pretty much posted what I needed him to post. Up until now, no one's enforced the need to give credit to image creators. The Unsourced tag has pretty much been a bandaid with no one bothering to continue to search for the original image after the tag has been placed. But, now that Halo's made it evident that the problem needs to be remedied, I hope it will be. --Balsa 14:51, 28 January 2009 (UTC)

Main page layout update Edit

Hullo! I am Kirkburn, your friendly local Wikia Gaming Helper!

Hopefully you have read about the skin and ad changes at Wikia's New Style on Central Wikia. If not, I hope you'll have a look.

One of the changes is a block of two ads on each main page. It's possible that they won't always show up, but to ensure your main page continues to work properly when they do, you need to update your main page column formatting code with new column tags.

I have drafted a main page using the new tags on User:Kirkburn/Dev which I hope you can take a look at - feel free to make a copy and edit it. Though the layout may seem restrictive at first, there really is a fair amount you can do with them - for example see these customized main pages - Muppet Wiki, WoWWiki, FFXIclopedia. You may want to chat with your wiki community about what direction to take with a new main page.

If you encounter any problems with the new tags, please let us know.

My apologies for any inconvenience these changes bring.
Thank you for your time, Kirkburn (talk) 19:56, 22 August 2008 (UTC)

I've made more updates to my draft (User:Kirkburn/Dev), and cleaned up the code a lot. I'd like to switch to the new layout by the end of the week - are there any concerns or suggestions for improvement? Kirkburn (talk) 14:03, 28 August 2008 (UTC)
Kind of funkified, in my opinion, but oddly enough, attractive. Visually, looks good. Code-wise? Not a clue. :P --Cadden Blackthorne 16:11, 28 August 2008 (UTC)
The article list is screwed up on my computer. I can't see half of the right half of the links. --Jagtai 19:54, 28 August 2008 (UTC)
Is that a problem with the width? What resolution are you running? Kirkburn (talk) 09:28, 29 August 2008 (UTC)
It's probably resolution... I can see it just fine. If resolution is the case, then I'd suggest a caution or something about resolution requirements. --Cadden Blackthorne 16:36, 29 August 2008 (UTC)
Everything looks fine on my end as well. --Halomek 17:25, 29 August 2008 (UTC)

I've put the new layout live with a few tweaks. I'm still a little concerned by the resolution issue, but I think the tweaks should fix it. Kirkburn (talk) 12:32, 1 September 2008 (UTC)

  • I use 1024x768. And it looks like crap at that resolution, no offence. --Jagtai 20:01, 1 September 2008 (UTC)
    • Hmm... I use 1280x960, so I wouldn't know. 1024x768 on this monitor would be insulting its capabilties. :P --Cadden Blackthorne 22:45, 1 September 2008 (UTC)
      • Yeah, but if I increase(?) the resolution to 1280+, it gets too small for me to see it. My eyes hurt when it's that high. :( (and it really does look like crap at 1024x768) --Jagtai 05:50, 2 September 2008 (UTC)
        • Could it be because I use the MonoBook skin, instead of the default Sapphire? Not that Sapphire is that much prettier (and much less user friendly, in my mind). --Jagtai 05:55, 2 September 2008 (UTC)
          • 1024x768 is becoming the new 800x600... --Halomek 05:56, 2 September 2008 (UTC)
          • It might be the MonoBook skin, though I doubt it. I use the skin and it looks decent. (But I also don't much care to "upgrade" to the new look, just 'cause I'm used to MonoBook. The new look isn't that bad once you navigate it a few times.) --Cadden Blackthorne 06:53, 2 September 2008 (UTC)

Monobook doesn't help, since the content area is reduced a bit from Monaco - you could improve it by moving to one left column. I've made a test on User:Kirkburn/Dev which should look a lot better at lower resolutions. What do you think? Kirkburn (talk) 14:45, 3 September 2008 (UTC)

  • I like that look a lot better. --Halomek 16:15, 3 September 2008 (UTC)
    • I agree with Halomek --Jagtai 05:34, 4 September 2008 (UTC)
      • Cool, I've put it live then :) Kirkburn (talk) 11:15, 4 September 2008 (UTC)

Sci-Fi Wikis link... Edit

Check the Sci-Fi Wikia main page. See anything ya recognize? Got me thinking if anyone would have a problem adding their footer to the Exodus VE main page. Call it a karma thing, never know how many people might find the forums through their link to here. Coal 02:41, 12 October 2008 (UTC)

  • ... I honestly have no idea what you are talking about.... --Cadden Blackthorne 18:12, 12 October 2008 (UTC)
    • He's referring to the fact that our wikia is listed as the third one on the "Classic Series" part to the right of the page. --Mir 18:46, 12 October 2008 (UTC)
      • But still, I don't see what he means by "adding their footer to the Exodus VE main page" is talking about. Much less how that's going to help us, or how it's related to karma at all.... --Cadden Blackthorne 03:17, 13 October 2008 (UTC)

Maintenance? Edit

Just wondering, are the forums going under maintenance now? I'm not able to access them; keep getting a Page Load Error. --Balsa 16:01, 12 December 2008 (UTC)

  • Anyone else having trouble accessing the forums right now? Or is it just me? --Pryde2000 03:15, 13 December 2008 (UTC)
    • I'm also having issues with it. --Halomek 05:54, 13 December 2008 (UTC)
      • Ditto. --Archangel 06:11, 13 December 2008 (UTC)
        • Me too. --Cazzik 09:21, 13 December 2008 (UTC)

Site Down? Edit

Is anyone else having problems getting to the rp forum? I keep getting a message that says site down until further notice. --Cazzik 04:36, 20 January 2009 (UTC)

  • Goober made an announcement about it the other day. But, while we're on that topic... weather looks like it'll be clear this time, so I think I can safely say that I'm actually leaving tomorrow. So, see you all on March 23rd... well, likely later, given the fact I'll have been gone for two months, but you know what I mean. :) --Cadden Blackthorne 04:39, 20 January 2009 (UTC)
    • I didn't see the announcement. What did it say? And good luck, Cadden! --Cazzik 06:09, 20 January 2009 (UTC)
      • It said they were moving the server to Boston, but I don't think he gave us an ETA for when it was coming back up. Hopefully soon, but we'll see. Oh, and see you in two months, Cadden, I'd say have fun but I'm not sure if "fun" would be the right word, so I'll just take a note of Cazzik's page and wish you luck. ;) --Pryde2000 06:38, 20 January 2009 (UTC)

So, um... I got this when I tried to visit the site; "General Error SQL ERROR [ mysqli ] Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/tmp/mysql.sock' (2) [2002] An sql error occurred while fetching this page. Please contact an administrator if this problem persists." What does all that mean? --Pryde2000 18:32, September 7, 2009 (UTC)

        • Wikia's caches were having some problems, if the problem returns please explain it in thorough detail to Wikia. ~Joey~ ^Talk^ 18:30, September 7, 2009 (UTC)
  • Sorry, I meant our forums Wiki's working just fine, but thanks for the reply! --Pryde2000 18:32, September 7, 2009 (UTC)


So, uh... I haven't been able to browse the site for like three days. Anyone know what's going on? --Pryde2000 (talk) 20:17, May 30, 2014 (UTC)

  • You're late to the party. Join the Facebook group and you would have known about this, as well as rampant speculation that this has something to do with either Arch's kid being born, Cadden in the hospital, Vox making a return, or Vague making a comeback. Also, Ghost's angry management issues reared it's head again. He needs help.--Mir (talk) 21:01, May 30, 2014 (UTC)
  • We have a Facebook group? --Pryde2000 (talk) 21:51, May 30, 2014 (UTC)
  • Yes. Join now or be crushed. Emotionally, not physically.--Mir (talk) 11:38, May 31, 2014 (UTC)
  • Um, how? --Pryde2000 (talk) 16:39, May 31, 2014 (UTC)
  • Well, not all of us really use Facebook. I joined the group with my old account now, waiting for approval. So.... whats the issue? --Darkheyr (talk) 22:59, June 1, 2014 (UTC)
  • So seriously, how does one join? Cause I can find us on Facebook but I don't see any option to join the group. --Pryde2000 (talk) 17:26, June 2, 2014 (UTC)
  • I'm in the middle of nowhere in PA on AT until Jun 15, with limited reception. I'm trying to figure it out, since I started the facebook page. I think when facebook updated at one point, they did away with groups and just made it pages that you "like". So I don't think there's a way to "join" per se anymor.--Mir (talk) 21:19, June 2, 2014 (UTC)

Fanfictions for Fanfiction.net Edit

Making use of Characters and designs for written Fanfictions - Yes or No? — Blaid

  • Do you mean use the user-created characters and designs in a fanfic to post on Fanfiction.net? I'd imagine the short answer is no, but the long answer is you'd have to talk to the creator of the design/character you wish to use, and obtain his or her permission. --Balsa 22:17, December 19, 2009 (UTC)

Agreed, but what of Ship Designs? — Blaid

Also, ships that are based on Canon but have no noticable creator as there schematics note simply the Creator: Based on Canon (I'm talking of the Allegiance-class Star Destroyer), would they be available for use and if I have to ask then who would be the best person of choice. — Blaid

  • Ship designs that are from canon may be used because we did not create them. However, those ships that were created by our users, I'd also recommend obtaining permission. If in doubt, I'd make a post on the respective Talk page, and hopefully someone will get back to you soon. If not, you could try posting in our forums: www.sw-e.com/forum --Balsa 03:27, December 20, 2009 (UTC)

IMPORTANT: EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY Edit

Everyone must read and comply by this. It has come to my attention that Games Workshop, creators of the Warhammer (among others) franchise, has a very strict policy about property duplication on any level. They have sued several people, or at the least sought lawsuits but settled for simple compliance, that their materials are not to be used on any outside medium without written permission.

As such, effective immediately, all media relating to their property is to be removed from this Wiki. This is the responsibility of all of the admins, but it is also the responsibility of all editors to flag these materials with the appropriate tags ({{delete}} for images and, when created, {{copyrighted}} for any information that derives from their works). Anyone who has the proper rights to delete these images, must delete them immediately.

For further information, refer to their official legal web page for details that back this up. Also, for consideration, I will refer the member base to two recorded lawsuits filed by them against people who used their material without explicit permission and written consent:

  1. http://www.warhammeralliance.com/legal/Complaint.pdf
  2. http://www.chillingeffects.org/copyright/notice.cgi?NoticeID=30508

Very rarely do I up and create a new policy without consulting the community first. However, this is not a matter of convenience, nor of local Visual Encyclopedia policy, but a matter of copyright infringement. Materials and imagery owned by Games Workshop do not qualify as fair use, when used here, and any imagery and information that is known to derive from their works must be deleted. Failure to comply with this will result in administrative action. --Cadden Blackthorne 20:13, July 20, 2010 (UTC)

  • Well, I tried using the strikethrough format to simply ammend it, but bah, it isn't working right now. So, screw it. Anyway... {{copyrighted}} is now functional. Remember, it is to be used only on information that infringes upon copyright laws. Though, I suppose, it may be considered on copyrighted images, as well... I'll let someone else worry about that, though. :P --Cadden Blackthorne 21:12, July 20, 2010 (UTC)
  • Hold on a second. Are you implying that if I draw an Eldar, or a space marine, I cannot use its picture on the wiki because of Games Workshop copyrights? o.O Because quite a few pictures used here are fan made creations, and while they depict GW intellectual property, they are most definitly NOT IP by themselves of GW. --Darkheyr 22:58, July 20, 2010 (UTC)
    • If GW can, at all, claim copyright infringement, then whatever they can lay the claim on is in violation. When I found out about this, I was focusing on IP (such as the screenshots for the Sith Empire's army stuff, the (now deleted) picture of Blud, and some of Black Star Confederacy's stuff, as well as select information) that was being directly copied. When it comes to fan art, I have no idea what their policies are. I would imagine that, like other fan-related stuff, that it has a "shared" property, in that the contents belong to them but the work itself is not theirs... so I would assume that fan art is fine. But, again, I didn't look at that part of their legal stuff, so I could be mistaken. --Cadden Blackthorne 23:49, July 20, 2010 (UTC)
      • Guess I was confused about the 'derived from...' part. Well, that and Jagtais deletion of Anoras picture. :D Don't see much about fan art on that legal page in either case. I suppose if we are certain it is not made by GW, we can continue using such things? --Darkheyr 08:32, July 21, 2010 (UTC)
        • If you post fanart and don't A Say games workshop all over your article, and B represent the picture as something else, it is okay. AKA using Jags stuff as an example Eldar Farseer becomes a Tak guy then it is in violation. If you posted Fan Art of an Eldar as a 40k Eldar there would be no problem. But they are very specific on their website about not using their IP (it would be their IP still) to represent something third party. So if anyone ever did a Warhammer thread as long as they credited the artist of the fanart they would be able to put it up as long as it was art of something it is supposed to represent. Halcyon508 12:50, July 21, 2010 (UTC)
          • So, if I'm understanding you correctly, then... fan art is still considered IP, and the only way we could get away with using anything GW-related is if it were to be used on a GW-specific story. Such as if someone created a Warhammer 40K thread in SoW and made a SoW character, with 40K references and everything, then it'd be fine. But if someone were to use that fan art and, using Halc's example, claim an Eldar as a Tak guy, then it's infringing their copyright laws. Is that correct, Halc? --Cadden Blackthorne 17:33, July 21, 2010 (UTC)
            • After reading through their legal page, I found no evidence of that being the case. It also wouldn't be supported by any copyright I am familiar with. You create a picture, its your picture. The copyright is with the artist, not Games Workshop. And before we censor everything I suggest simply asking them, there is a contact info on that page. --Darkheyr 17:52, July 21, 2010 (UTC)
              • Actually the Copyright is on ELDAR and is on SPACE MARINES which is how they sued Blizzard for Star Craft and won because of the space marines looking the same and is how they sued Daka Daka for fanart of their IP. Anyways I have the benefit of the Games Workshop HQ being located at my local store. Yesterday I asked them about this very question (leaving out the site just mentioning that I read the legal section) and they confirmed what I and Cadden said. Cadden has it dead on. Halcyon508 17:46, July 30, 2010 (UTC)

Forum Down Edit

The boards appear to be down right now. Here's what I got when I tried to access them:

General Error SQL ERROR [ mysqli ]

Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/tmp/mysql.sock' (2) [2002]

An sql error occurred while fetching this page. Please contact an administrator if this problem persists.

Has anyone contacted Neuge or Goober yet? --Halomek, Exodus Wiki Admin 16:00, September 8, 2010 (UTC)

  • I'm sure they have. Every time I talk to Neuge about something wrong with the forums, he says I'm, like, the twentieth person to talk to him. :P --Cadden Blackthorne, Exodus Wiki Creator 16:18, September 8, 2010 (UTC)
    • Yeah I'm getting the same message and I have no idea how to contact either one of them. So I'm all but useless right here.--Cazzik 17:11, September 8, 2010 (UTC)
      • FYI, I set up a backup board here some time ago. --Jagtai 17:17, September 8, 2010 (UTC)
        • When I tried to register, it said that the requested user group doesn't exist. Plus, I still blame you :D --Darkheyr 17:38, September 8, 2010 (UTC)
          • Can't create groups (stupid board), but I've made them accessible to all. And this is not what i had in mind when i mined the board --Jagtai 19:37, September 8, 2010 (UTC)
            • The board looks to be back up as of this posting. --Halomek, Exodus Wiki Admin 23:46, September 8, 2010 (UTC)

Forum Down July 2011Edit

  • It's down again. Anybody know why? --Halomek, Exodus Wiki Admin 16:20, July 26, 2011 (UTC)
    • I suppose it's possible that someone took the site down to attempt to fix the SQL error people were getting with PMs, or they changed a setting and neglected to change it back, or something. Since it's a 404 (or at least, that's what I'm getting), it sounds like a file or redirect is broken or missing. But it's hard to say without having more access. --Archangel 16:46, July 26, 2011 (UTC)
    • That would be my guess, too. Everyone should be getting a 404 error, which, as Arch said, usually relates to broken or missing files. --Cadden Blackthorne, Exodus Wiki Creator 18:28, July 26, 2011 (UTC)
      • goober had disabled the hosting temporarily. Apparently, someone have hacked the MySQL server, and until he can update the server, the forum stays down. I can get access to the SQL dump and file access, if we want to move server, but I'd rather wait until he can update the server, after which the forums will return. I've posted the general message at the SWTOR Guild forum too. --Jagtai 05:03, July 27, 2011 (UTC)
        • Yeah, for those that are a part of the guild, maybe. :P I'm not surprised about the hacking bit, though I wasn't thinking of it. (Lots of hacking incidents have occurred this year alone across the 'Net.) I figured it was server-related, though. As much as it pains me to say this ;), I agree in that waiting is the better option. --Cadden Blackthorne, Exodus Wiki Creator 05:21, July 27, 2011 (UTC)
  • Just added the section heading to make it more apparent to people that we're discussing it here. --Balsa 19:20, July 27, 2011 (UTC)
    • Jag, is there any estimation from goober when he'll be able to update the server? --Halomek, Exodus Wiki Admin 19:52, July 27, 2011 (UTC)
      • I guess goober has defeated Sivter. --Balsa 21:33, July 27, 2011 (UTC)
        • All goober said was "not immediately", but give or take a week. I can set up a temp board or we can use Palin's --Jagtai 22:05, July 27, 2011 (UTC)
        • "I guess goober has defeated Sivter." Well, I guess that's one way of doing it. :D --Cadden Blackthorne, Exodus Wiki Creator 22:21, July 27, 2011 (UTC)
          • Still no word. --Jagtai 20:02, July 31, 2011 (UTC)
  • Should we consider looking into a new host or something? --Balsa 02:54, August 1, 2011 (UTC)
  • Don't think it's a matter of the Host in this case it was Software. Someone found a vulnerability in the PHP software and exploited it. I'm not even sure which version of PHP we were running but it may be a good idea to upgrade to latest stable while we are at it. CEO Raith Sienar 14:56, August 1, 2011 (UTC)
    • It has little to nothing to do with the host itself. However, and no offense at all to goober, I've always been a proponent to having someone more involved in SW:E hosting the service, for reasons such as this. I have not advocated for complete integration, however, for the very same reasons. (Complete integration meaning including anything external, such as this Wikia, into the host service itself.) Under that circumstance, if one thing goes down, everything goes down. At least, by having the VE on Wikia and not under our own service, we have a fallback plan and those that take this time to work on their articles are not hindered from doing so. But that's going off track. The thing with the boards is completely software-related, as is the case with any hacking attempt. You can't blame the host for something that had nothing to do with them. 'Tis the season for hackers, it would seem. By far are we not the largest target, but there's already been two big-hits this calendar year alone with, no doubt, dozens of smaller ones that no one will ever hear about in the news. All in all, however, we're fine where we're at. If an upgrade to phpBB is available, I would press for that, if for not other reason than the fact that this is a good time to do it anyway. --Cadden Blackthorne, Exodus Wiki Creator 16:09, August 1, 2011 (UTC)
      • By host I meant new software or whatever. Even a free place might be better in the sense that since we're paying for it (if we choose to pay), then we'd have leverage to get people to fix any problems ASAP. Instead, since we're operating at the pleasure of Goober, we aren't in any position to demand a faster fix. --Balsa 20:47, August 1, 2011 (UTC)
        • I know of a service that we can use to host for free... it's an awesome service. They do ads, but it's restricting to a single, small bar-sized ad at the top of the navigation page. They have a paid-for service that, I assume, is equally awesome (I used to depend my web site activity on their free services), as well. If people want, I can look into getting us set up for something like that. Your guys' choice, though. --Cadden Blackthorne, Exodus Wiki Creator 22:27, August 1, 2011 (UTC)
  • For anyone who hasn't checked yet, the boards are back up. --Halomek, Exodus Wiki Admin 17:18, August 2, 2011 (UTC)
  • Also, if you use the link www.starwarsexodus.com/forum to find the boards you may want to start using www.sw-e.com/forum instead as the former seems to be broken. Pryde2000 17:43, August 2, 2011 (UTC)

Down agian!!! Let's hope it get back up quicker!!


So the forum has been down for a while, i don't know how else to contact you guys so i'll just ask here. Is everything alright and whats the ETA, if known, on when it will be back up? Red Dragon Ripper (talk) 22:15, June 2, 2014 (UTC)

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