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ChristianShephard

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December 11, 2005

Hi, funny thing...Edit

Christian,

Hi, funny thing... I just personally requested that this wiki be created because I'm a huge fan of the show. Imagine my surpise when I then thought to check if it already existed and ta-da! here it is!

My wife and I heard about it only recently and we watched all of Season 1 on DVD and then we had been recording all of Season 2 and we just finished. Until just recently I was terrified to look on the net for information because I didn't want to see any spoilers. Now that I'm caught up, I'm insane for information. Cool that this site already exists, but we have to go out and recruit people.

This is a perfect show for a wiki because it's so insanely complicated!

--Jimbo Wales 02:46, 11 Jan 2006 (UTC)

Article about the numbers? Edit

I was thinking we should have a general article summarizing all the theories people might have about the numbers. I don't know what the title should be, though. Numbers is the title of an episode so that isn't a good title. --Jimbo Wales 15:13, 11 Jan 2006 (UTC)

Scott/Steve thingEdit

Sorry about that, I must've gotten confused, much like the survivors, lol. But thanks anyway for clearing that up, also, MY name's Steve, so I was kinda hoping it was Scott that was killed, lol. --Blackrock108 18:05, 3 Feb 2006 (UTC)

How did I hear about this Wiki?Edit

I heard about it on a forum, I was growing tired of Wikipedia's lack of info on LOST, so I checked it out, and joined. --Blackrock108 10:59, 4 Feb 2006 (UTC)

8472Edit

I saw a link to this on a forum site and clicked on it. --8472 18:34, 14 Feb 2006 (UTC)

Use Wikipedia for actors? Edit

So glad this site exists - thanks for starting it and putting so much work in! I've been contributing to a Lost-related forum, and every time you ask a question they direct you to the search function, but in practice it's impossible to find the answers. I hope they can be directed here where it will be much easier to organise and find information.

I notice that we have pages for the actors as well as the roles. I wonder if there would be some virtue in deferring to Wikipedia itself for the actor pages? With two different pages, the improvements made to one don't benefit the other and vice versa. Or perhaps we should just keep Lost-specific information about the actor on our actor pages, and defer to Wikipedia for information like the filmographies. What do you think?

Again, thanks! Ciphergoth 18:57, 25 February 2006 (UTC)

The Pilot or The pilot? Edit

Hi. having fun making screenshots for this wiki, thanks for setting it up - and for fixing the shots I put up! I noticed you moved The pilot back to The Pilot. I'm not sure which is correct now. I don't think there's a rule that says that any character name has to be in title caps, is there? I just did a Google search on "capitalization" and found quite a few helpful pages [1] [2] but I can't find anything that suggests that "pilot" should be capitalized here. What do you think?

It would be good to get the opinion of someone who really knows language. I'll ask the people I know who are good at this stuff, maybe you could do the same, and we'll see if we can get a definitive opinion. Thanks! Ciphergoth 21:32, 27 February 2006 (UTC)

Don't worry, I wasn't under the impression you weren't a native speaker or anything :-) "President" is an interesting example - I didn't think of that! I've done another Google search on that specific point, and the advice I can find isn't clear. Some sources indicate that this is correct [3]:
That's something for the president to decide. I'll ask President Smith in the morning.
(in other words, one capitalizes it only when it comes before someone's name) while others say [4]
The Attorney General and the President are meeting now.
Still another seems to say that the President of the USA is a special case [5]:
It's common to capitalize President when referring to one President of the United States, but you'd refer to all the presidents (no cap) of the U.S., and the presidents of corporations don't warrant caps unless you're using president as a title. Go figure.
I can't find anything that says you should always capitalize "president"; the only sources that say it should be capitalized at all say that it's different from other words in that respect. This explicitly says, for example [6]:
Do not capitalize: [...] dean, the dean [...] director, directors, the directors
I also asked a couple of Oxford English Lit graduates, and they didn't think they would write "He asked the Pilot where they were" even when "the pilot" identifies a particular character; it would always be "He asked the pilot where they were".
So I'm pretty sure at this stage that it should be "pilot" not "Pilot" here, but please don't take my word for it - have a look around for some online style guides or ask someone else. Maybe you can find a web page that says the opposite?
By the way, if you reply here I'll see it and the discussion will be easier for me to follow... cheers! Ciphergoth 23:02, 27 February 2006 (UTC)
I can't quite work out where you're coming from - you seem to be saying both that it's important that it stay as it is and that it doesn't matter enough to get it right. I think it does matter - I really think it's worth getting these things right - so I hope I can persuade you to do some Google searching and see if you can find a definitive answer to this that satisfies you. If matters such as these aren't important to you I'm happy to be put in charge of the style guide, I'm enough of a grammar queen for that :-) Ciphergoth 23:14, 27 February 2006 (UTC)

This got a bit long. Please, please read it carefully.

I can imagine it must seem pretty weird. But underlying this small point is a wider issue that really matters to me for reasons that are very hard to get across.

When you edit a wiki, you do it because you want to create something really good. You take pride in your work. I'm sure that's what has motivated the enormous amount of work you've put in, and it's what motivates my work too. Here's an example of a page I've done most of the work on in Wikipedia: Trivium (cipher).

If you look at the edit history on that page, you'll see that I've made lots of edits, and some of them are tiny - just moving a sentence from here to there, or changing the appearance of a formula. Every time, I reload the page, and look at it again, wanting to get the page "just right". Metaphorically, I want to step back, look at the whole thing, and say "job well done".

But here I'm stymied. Every time I step back and look at the page on the pilot, I won't be able to do that, because there'll be one big error right there at the top. And if I don't want to replicate that error on lots of other pages, I'll have to go through the whole rigmorale of writing [[The Pilot|the pilot]] every time. It's very demoralizing; I feel like I can't do a good job, and if I can't take pride in my work then there's not much fun to be had in doing the work at all.

What matters to you is getting the articles written, and you're right, that is the important thing. But if you want to get people on board to help write the articles, and I think we do since at the moment I seem to be only the third regular contributor, it's worth taking seriously the things that make a difference to whether a contributor will want to take part.

I'm not asking you to care about what may seem like nitpicky issues of English usage. I'm just asking you not to actively stand in my way when I try and fix them, because I do care.

Ciphergoth 00:02, 28 February 2006 (UTC)

Mentioned and Unseen Characters Edit

Hey, first, great wiki! Really, I'm so glad somebody finally decided to start a wikicity on this, lost is the perfect subject for a wiki like this. I even voted for it on the wikicity featured article page! :)

I've noticed that for certain characters that were only mentioned and not seen they only have basic information, whereas the articles for characters have much more. What I'm trying to ask is, is there anyway that you could make templates that could include more information like those chracters?

Thanks

Scott?steve? 01:00, 10 March 2006 (UTC)


Thanks a lot! I noticed you've added a "Fhasback characters" link on the main page, I was wondering if we could add a "Novel Characters" one as well?

Scott?steve? 18:10, 10 March 2006 (UTC)

Page ProtectionEdit

Hi, I notice that you have a lot of pages protected on this Wikia. That's not really a good idea in general. Wikia protection policy suggests that you only protect when there is a lot of vandalism, or if there are other very strong reasons. Protection can be very off-putting to new users, especially on pages they see early such as the main page. I wonder if you would consider trying leaving these pages unprotected? Wikia is all about community editing, and even templates and policy pages can be very much improved by the community editing process. And you might be surprised at how your main page might be improved. If you do have any problems with vandalism, then the staff can always be contacted for help on our Central talk pages or via the contact form. It's great to see this Wikia doing so well by the way -- sannse (talk) 09:03, 28 March 2006 (UTC)

I think it's easy to think of something (like a template) to be "finished", but it may be that other users can improve them significantly - protection cuts out that possibility. It's also about promoting a feeling of community and of trust within your community - something I think is vital in a Wikia. I understand your worries about vandalism of something that will affect so many pages, but vandalism is quite rare in small wikis and easily reverted. I think the benefits of open editing far outweigh the risks - really, that's what the whole concept of wikis and Wikia is based on! :) Although only one person has complained about the main page being protected, there may have been others put off by the first page they see being uneditable. It is Wikia policy that protection should be used sparingly, so I hope you will reconsider all these protections.
On another subject entirely - I notice that you don't have a specific favicon for this wiki. Would you like one? I love making them, but I'm not sure what would work well for this subject. It has to be something that can be represented in a very small space of course, but it's surprising what you can get in in 16 by 16 pixels! Some examples of my favicons from around Wikia are: [7], [8], [9], [10], [11]. What do you think? -- sannse (talk) 18:25, 28 March 2006 (UTC)
Thanks Christian that's great. I'll have a think about a favicon and see what I can come up with... interesting one... ;) -- sannse (talk) 20:45, 28 March 2006 (UTC)

FaviconEdit

Well, I can't say I came up with anything very original, I was hoping to find a distinctive image to use, but couldn't come up with anything. So here are three variations on the logo:

  1. Facicon-v1
  2. Facicon-v2
  3. Facicon-v3

The first has a white background, but that would only show up in places like Firefox tabs that are grey. I think I like the last best, which is supposed to look written in sand. What do you think? -- sannse (talk) 11:30, 2 April 2006 (UTC)

Great! another Wikia falls in my obsessive quest to get custom favicons on them all ;) -- sannse (talk) 15:52, 2 April 2006 (UTC)

Quote of the Day Edit

Maybe we could have a "Quote of the Day" somewhere on the Main Page? --JohnLocke 11:14, 10 April 2006 (UTC)

About LOST WikiEdit

Greetings! I'm putting together a Wikia newsletter. Since LOST Wiki is the featured wiki for the month, I was wondering if you'd like to say anything about it and how it's gotten so successful so quickly. Please leave comments on Wikia:User talk:Mindspillage/sandbox/stories if you're interested! Thanks, and congratulations to you and LOST for what you've done so far. :-) Mindspillage (spill yours?) 17:08, 11 April 2006 (UTC)

CategoriesEdit

Hey, I'm a Lost fan from Wiki 24, and I was hoping to get started on some editing here. One question I have is, why aren't there any category pages? They're fairly useful for organization, and a lot of the pages look sort of odd without them. If you're interested, drop me a message on my usertalk page, and I'll get started working on some. Seacrest out. Xtreme680

Mainly, I was thinking we could add diferent, more specific categories, like we have on the front page, where we have characters seperated into survivors of flight 815, pre 815 islanders, and flashback characters. I think these categories could be useful

Also, right now, we have the categories in alphabetical order from first name. That's fine, but we have people like doctors and detectives all listed in a row. I guess I would prefer categoring by last name, but it would be a lot of work.

As for reverting my edits, I don't mind, but I was confused because you don't have a template to cite wikipedia, like the star wars wikipedia template. Wikipedia is free to use as long as you cite it so the authors get credit. This would be useful to make up for some of the content gaps we currently have on main characters, however, I have no idea how to make one of these templates, so if you could help me out, we could start putting more information on some of these character pages. Unless you want completely different information, which is fine as well. Xtreme680

Yea, it's useful. Just so you know, the general consensus with the template's use is that it looks odd on the article page, so it is usually put on the talk page instead, to clear up article space and make everything looking nice. I'll revert my edits. I understand the community's consensus on aplhabetizing, but I was wondering what you thought of my other ideas for categories. Also, what do you think about using publicity photos for the main characters? I think it looks better than still frames. I plan on adding one to the John Locke page, but just tell me if you prefer the old look. Xtreme680

I'm done categorizing the characters, finally. I have put up a few discussion pages, but they're buried under all of my edits to characters. Just hide the minor edits under recent changes, and you will see the talk pages. Time to think up new projects. - Xtreme680

Scott v. SteveEdit

I'm pretty sure that it was Scott Jackson who died. Not Steve Jenkins. From the transcripts at lost-tv:

HOMECOMING:

SAWYER: Guess old Steve drew the short straw. HURLEY: Dude, that was Scott.

HURLEY: Scott Jackson worked for an internet company in Santa Cruz. He won a sales prize - two-week Australian vacation, all expenses paid. He was a good guy. (to the grave) Sorry I kept calling you Steve, man. Um ... (awkwardly) ... amen, I guess.

EXODUS, PART 2:

SAWYER: (smiling) Yep. (He goes back to reading the note.) I, for one, never knew how much Tracy missed her hubby and two kids back in Fresno. Yet she's sleeping next to good ol' Scott to keep her warm at night. (Sawyer chuckles.) WALT: That's Steve. Scott's dead.

THE LONG CON

Ana: Uh, the big guy who lives behind Sayid and Scott. Jack: You mean Steve, Scott's dead.


I mean, it could be Steve that died, and the Losties just didn't know which was which, but presumably Scott would know he was Scott and would have said something by now, right? Just thought I'd mention it. Jengod 05:42, 25 April 2006 (UTC)

I FEEL SO BETRAYED! :) Stupid show. :) Jengod 18:32, 25 April 2006 (UTC)

Sysop Edit

Thank you very much. I certainly wasn't expecting this at all. I really appreciate this. I promise to do my best to make the Lost Wiki the BEST Lost Wiki on the net....(which we already are XD)

--Scott?steve? 11:51, 10 May 2006 (UTC)

Scott/Steve ReduxEdit

I agree with the people above who have stated Scott is dead, and not Steve.

They look similar, have similar names, and, on the show and off the show, are confused. Citing the above dialogue, and other case examples, Scott is the dead one. Not Steve.

I'm pretty sure of it.

EDIT: Okay, I've looked at your responses to others' comments, and am horribly confused now. I no longer wish to debate the issue, as I will be in therapy for the next 42 weeks. --64.180.48.8 03:02, 21 May 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the point out. I feel really betrayed by the show, and I've made a point to submit a podcast question regarding the issue to get the official, official explanation.

Thanks again, and now maybe I only need 23 weeks of therapy, instead of 42.--64.180.48.8 17:35, 21 May 2006 (UTC)

Severe problem Edit

Please contact me ASAP via e-mail, there is a grave problem that is affecting us and is already affecting you. †††GodEmperorOfHell††† --04:29, 24 May 2006 (UTC)

Ok, somehow we have seen the tendency of our vandals attacking us first and you second. We have a user who has taken one of our identities to libel us, You see why I want to maintain this information confidential. The perceived animosity has been instigated by certain key individuals. The scott steve discussion has given me headaches since it started, we have our position and our evidence and we will continue supporting it, that entry is one of the places where these individuals can be recognized. I harbor no bad feelings for you, even when you deleted my userpage. I think it is of our mutual interest to identify these people who think they put you against us. †††GodEmperorOfHell††† --03:07, 25 May 2006 (UTC)

Your userpage Edit

I was just thinking that when people see you have no userpage, they might think that you are a very new user, and that this wiki doesn't have experienced users. Well, just an idea. :-)--Jimbo Wales 02:12, 25 May 2006 (UTC)


User 204.108.200.16 Edit

THis guy is the same who attacked us last week. As a matter of fact we have reasons to suspect it is two separate individuals. Whatever happens don't let these creeps create animosity between us, we did not sent him and he does not represent us. --GodEmperorOfHell 01:25, 3 June 2006 (UTC)

Woah! Edit

Amazing, I finally figured out how to communicate with you! It sure took me a while to figure out how to do that. Anyway, that's okay, I don't need credit for the transcripts. I'm just happy to contribute and glad those sections didn't get deleted. Keep up the good administrating, CS!

Congrats Edit

Congratulations on creating a very successful wiki! I just found this place and it wowed me.--66.218.12.67 03:03, 12 June 2006 (UTC)

Help and Other Meta Pages Edit

Hiya, I notice that you've got no Help pages. I've been updating the how-to/policy/style pages over at Wiki24, and I was wondering if you'd be interested in having me adapt any of them for this wiki (particularly the guide to editing, which should be generally useful). If that's useful to you, it would be just a little repayment to you guys, since I stole your awesome episode guide tables and we've been using them all over the place! I can do other work with the tables too. --StBacchus 11:43, 15 June 2006 (UTC)

You're very welcome! I'll probably do some other work with the tables and stuff like that. I assume you'll correct my futzing if necessary. Cheers! =) --StBacchus 10:59, 11 July 2006 (UTC)

Steve was in ATBCHDI Edit

I have proof of that. I can give you a damned screencap. It was right in the beginning of the episode.

bscap0115wa.jpg

That is TOTALLY Steve.

As for the Pilot episodes... I'm afraid I can't post any screencaps from there at that time AND I can't remember WHERE I saw him, but I'm pretty sure I did. --This unsigned message was left by Remus Lupin

Single sidebar template Edit

Hi again! Last time I was here, I noticed the templates you use for your sidebars. I was really impressed, because we've just been copy-n-pasting tables over at 24town, and it looks like hell. So I figured out how to make a single template that encompasses all the different types of sidebars that we use. Take a look-see if you want. If it would be useful to you, I can adapt it for your templates. --StBacchus 14:28, 15 August 2006 (UTC)

Hello from a Lost Fan-Scholar Edit

Hi Christian - My friend Jimmy Wales said many great things about this wiki and suggested I contact you about the best way to contribute articles and analysis. I will be putting together an article analyzing the Season Three opening episode and would love to make it available for others to add to and discuss. Can you tell me the best place to put such an article and ones that might follow? I've set up a user page and I look forward to hearing from you there. Thanks, Lynnette Porter

Hmmm... Edit

25th of May, you said you didn't want a userpage until you have time to make it good. :) Gee, it is October now. *wink*----Jimbo Wales 02:20, 5 October 2006 (UTC)

Charlie in the mirror Edit

Hi Originally I came to this wiki to help Lynnette Porter get started. And then I got hooked! As I try furiously to catch up, I am gulping down multiple Season 1 episodes in a sitting. I was watching The Moth tonight (while Tivo-ing A Tale of Two Cities) and noticed something a little odd. During a flashback, Charlie storms into the band's dressing room and kicks everyone out but his brother. During this scene, there are several times when Charlie's reflection is shown in full length mirrors. What's weird is that the movements of his reflection are slightly different from those of Charlie. The two are not in sync. Am I nuts? Has anyone else noticed this? ---- BillK (talk) 07:07, 5 October 2006 (UTC)

Episode category???? Edit

What's the reason that you remomed the categorization for many (but not all) of the episodes from Category:Episodes of LOST????? And why did you deleted the wiki-links for directors and writers of the episodes???? Pierre 21:43, 6 October 2006 (UTC)

Nice to see that you care enough to answer me ;) Pierre 14:34, 9 October 2006 (UTC)

Dharmastar Edit

Dharma initiative swan logo
Dharmastar
Jimbo WalesAdded by Jimbo Wales

I hereby award you this Dharma Intiative Barnstar for your amazing work here!----Jimbo Wales 21:42, 18 October 2006 (UTC)


Captain InsanoEdit

  • I would like to introduce myself. I am Captain Insano (over at Lostpedia). Hold on buddy don't ban me yet. I see you have had some vandalism by someone using my username. Just thought I should let you know it wasn't me and I am 100% against vandalism on any wiki. PS: I am going to create an account here and I hope that will slow down the vandals using my name, is that okay? (I am trying not to over step my bounds).--68.223.27.229 22:12, 20 October 2006 (UTC)

Thanks from Lynnette PorterEdit

Thanks for the editing help! I noticed you were making link changes when I was, and I wondered how they were getting done so quickly! Any comments or suggestions for this or other episode-related ramblings of mine would be great! --Lynnette Porter 14:52, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

Added Template Buttons Edit

Hi. Added some buttons for the actor, character and episode templates to the edit new page box. Hopefully this is helpful. Your feedback appreciated. Thanks, -- BillK (talk) 01:01, 1 November 2006 (UTC)

BlockingEdit

Hi Christian. I just wanted to give all of the admins here some advice on blocking. Please don't block IP numbers indefinitely. It is unlikely a vandal would still be using the same IP in a few months time, so 3 months is usually the maximum needed, and it prevents genuine users from being affected by the block for so long, especially if they're using an ISP like AOL which shares it's IPs between many different users. Secondly, a few people seem to have been blocked without warning for minor offences. Unless someone is doing very serious vandalism, it's a good idea to give them a warning, especially since they might just be trying out editing and not meaning to be malicious. There is a {{test}} template you can use on their talk page for this. Thanks. Angela talk 03:13, 24 January 2007 (UTC)

Connections Page Edit

Great job on the Connections page, Ihope you don't mind, but I took the physical appearance of the page and used in on the Mysteries page, thought a clean up was in order for that one. :p

Keep up the good work. --Scott?steve? 14:21, 4 February 2007 (UTC)

Sawyer's Mags Edit

I was wondering if an article should be created for the Plenpen magazine, of shich Sawyer had several issues in his stash. I only ask, as they are, after all a part of the Lost universe, but I'm not sure how well an article about a fictitious pornographic magizine would go over.Joser Kyind 07:09, 8 March 2007 (UTC)

Jacob & "Him" Edit

Hi, in the last official podcast Damon Lindelof confirmed that Him and Jacob are one and the same. I have not merged the articles because I'm not sure if that would violate spoiler policy (and I don't want to be blocked again by Scott?Steve?) and because I found no Merge Template.--Gonzalo84 02:30, 23 March 2007 (UTC)

ChristianShephardEdit

ChristianShephard is essentially the Benjamin Linus/Darth Vader/Saruman of the Lost Wiki... meaning you better do what CS says, the way CS says to, and when CS says to. But yet at the same time, CS is the loving Rose Henderson/Princess Leia/Arwen of the Lost Wiki... meaning CS is the sort of caring motherly figure always watching over the little children.

So basically, CS is pretty much the coolest admin you'll ever meet.

--This unsigned message was left by 12.207.112.84

Karl in "One of Us" Edit

Howdy, CS. I was just gonna say that I'm pretty sure that Karl did briefly appear in One of Us. It was right after he delieved the X-rays... Juliet walked out of her house and Karl said in passing, "Hi, Juliet!" or something. I don't know, I'd have to check to be sure it was him. --LOSTarbiter 06:58, 12 April 2007 (UTC)

Ahhh, my bad. Sorry. I should've gone back and checked before I added him. --LOSTarbiter 07:48, 14 April 2007 (UTC)

Tailies Edit

First off, thanks for uploading better pics of some of the Tailies. I don't currently have access to any computers capable of pulling screencaps from DVD's. So, I've been having to make do with cropping pics that are already online on various sites. Secondly, I'm wondering if we should merge the articles for the couple of background Tailies who've shown up as Others with their respective articles as Others. I see no reason to assume that the Tailies and Others who are played by the same actors are seperate characters. Joser Kyind 03:13, 16 April 2007 (UTC)

Images Edit

Just a little project I'm working on, should be completed within the next little while. --Scott?steve? 18:35, 27 July 2007 (UTC)

Check Your E-mail Edit

Hey, check your e-mail (lostwikia@gmail.com), I sent you some files, need your help with a page. Thanks --Scott?steve? 23:59, 7 August 2007 (UTC)

Sidebar Change Edit

Hey Christian, hope you and JackAttack don't mind but I've altered the sidebar a bit (to the left, where "Recent Changes" and "Random Page" appear). I've added links to "Theories" and "Gallery of Images". Basically what will happen, is that when a user clicks on this link, they will be prompted to create a new page, which will be specific to that article (eg. Jack Shephard/Theories). I'm thinking it would be a good idea to have all the images organized so that they can be easily accessed. I'm still working on a template that will link the articles back to the main page, but I should have that completed in the next little while. Let me know what, you think.

Thanks for your feedback on the flashback pages as well.

--Scott?steve? 10:28, 11 August 2007 (UTC)

LOST in Translation Edit

I was checking out the new alternate languages feature you graciously added for our users, and I noticed something a bit off. On some of our longer pages on the Wikia, such as Jack's and John's German pages, for example, the translation provided by Google only covers a portion of the article, and seems to revert to simply English after a point. It would appear that the software here can only translate a maximum amount of words in a document before it simply outputs back in the original language. Therefore, some of our longer articles are only going to be partially translated, given this little discrepancy. It's no real big deal, but I thought you should know, assuming you don't already...

--JackAttack 09:00, 29 August 2007 (UTC)

Fall seasonEdit

Hi Christian -- I'm working on a project right now to help link wikis together, and encourage readers to see Wikia as one big project, rather than a bunch of separate wikis. The Gaming wikis have been doing this recently, and it's been very successful, so I'd like the Entertainment wikis to try it out.

The idea is to have a box at the bottom of the main page that links to other TV-related wikis, like this:

 


Would it be okay to post this at the bottom of the main page? You could also edit it to fit the LOST community better. -- Danny (talk) 12:40, 15 September 2007 (UTC)

Season 4Edit

As Hurley would say "sorry dude"

P.S. didn't know about the spoiler policy

CHANDLER BING 13:36, 5 November 2007 (UTC)

Edit buttonEdit

Hi, Christian! I changed the MediaWiki:Edit page so that the "edit" button now says "edit this page". It makes the edit button a little bigger and more prominent. I hope that's okay... If you don't like it, we can switch it back. -- Danny (talk) 19:51, 1 March 2008 (UTC)

Great, I'm glad you like it. There's another thing that I could change, if you wouldn't mind... MediaWiki:Autosumm-new controls what gets put in Recent changes when you create a new page. The way it's set now, it dumps two lines worth of stuff into Recent changes, which gets messy and hard to read when you're creating a bunch of new pages that include templates. I usually set it to just say "new", so you see that there's a new page without all the clutter. Would that be okay? -- Danny (talk) 02:45, 2 March 2008 (UTC)

Layouts Edit

Hey Christian!

My name's Nathan, and I'm a helper with the Entertainment group on wikia. Even though Lost is in their off season, I wanted to stop by and see if I could help you with anything. Is there anything in particular you would like help with, or would just general maintenance stuff be most helpful?

Also, I need to talk to you about the site layout. All of the wikis are moving to a default skin of Monaco. Right now Lost hasn't been switched over, but it will need to be soon. Before that happens, I wanted to talk to you about it first, since you've done so much to make this place special. Most of the major wikis are using the new skin at this point; some are highly customized like Memory Alpha, Marvel Database or Wookieepedia. I think you should be able to recreate the "look" of this wiki quite nicely in the monaco skin. Would you like help with that or would you rather do it on your own?

You may also notice on those wikis there are a few more ads, and those will appear here as well. The main page has to be redesigned (or at least re-coded) to accommodate that in a two-column layout. That's something else I'm happy to help you with if you like, or I can point you at the new bits of code you need (there are some new column tags) and you can have at it. :)

So, that was a whole lot of info all at once. . .

Let me know if I wasn't clear about any of it, and how much help you'd like switching to the new skin. :)

--Nathan (Peteparker) (Earth-1218) (talkcontribsemail) 02:00, 9 July 2008 (UTC)


Hi again Christian! :)
I haven't heard back from you, and it's been a month since you made your last edit, so I'm going to go ahead and make the changes to the main page and skin tomorrow. You'll still be able to set yours to monobook, and see the old way, so if/when you get back, you probably won't notice much change.
Thanks!
--Nathan (Peteparker) (Earth-1218) (talkcontribsemail) 17:28, 16 July 2008 (UTC)
Hey there!
Just wanted to let you know that the changes have been made. If you'd like any help with customizing the Monaco skin or rearranging the main page, leave a message on my talk page. :)
Can't wait for next season!
--Nathan (Peteparker) (Earth-1218) (talkcontribsemail) 17:49, 17 July 2008 (UTC)

J.J. Abrams' Fringe Edit

Hi, my name's Scott, a Wikia Helper with a special focus on Entertainment-related wikis. I thought you might like to know that someone has recently started a wiki about J.J. Abrams' new series, Fringe. It's getting a lot of buzz obviously because Lost and Alias were so successful for Abrams. What do you think of featuring a Fringe graphic on the front page here with a link back to the wiki? There's an admin there, but he hasn't been very active and I'd be happy to put one there with a link back to the Lost wiki. I think there are potential contributors on both wikis who would be interested in the other. —Scott (talk) 16:42, 21 August 2008 (UTC)

So your still alive and well I see. Hope things are going well for you, and I hope Ethan is doing good. I miss him so much, do not ever get rid of him, and if you do he goes to me. So I am very excited for Lost tonight!!! That is pretty much all I have to say. Take care of yourself and I hope everything is going good for you.

Lost & Video Content! Edit

Hello ChristianShephard,

My name is Adam Blumenfeld and I am Wikia's Entertainment Category Manager. I wanted to reach out and introduce myself, and formally congratulate you on the incredible work you've done on the Lost wiki! In fact, this page is so great, I am designating it as one of our company's focus wikis for 2011. (And yes, I know the irony of highlighting this wiki, despite the show going dark in 2010). I'll explain a bit more about what being a "focus wiki" entails:

Wikia has been hard at work creating exciting new features for our site--interactive quizzes, live chat and, most recently, video feeds. We've partnered with Hulu to bring clips/full episodes of certain shows to Wikia...and with your permission we'd like to enable this feature on the Lost wiki! Essentially, we'll be adding a video rail on the right side of the page with Lost content that can be viewed directly on your wiki! The interface is clean and beautifully designed. Like all of our add-ons, the goal here to create unique forms of content on certain wikis without overwhelming the user.

In addition, I'll be showcasing this wiki to the folks at Bad Robot, so they can see how great this landing space is. You and your fellow admins should be incredibly proud of the work you've all done on here; the Lost wiki truly stands out on our site. Please let me know your thoughts on the video feature, when you get a chance. We are only enabling it on five wikis total for now, so it is my hope you'll allow us to move forward with the project. Thanks for taking the time to read this. Have a greath 4th of July weekend; I hope to hear from you soon! A. Bloom 22:36, July 1, 2011 (UTC)

Sincerely,

Adam Blumenfeld

Entertainment Category Manager, Wikia Inc.

Cool New ABC ShowEdit

Hey! Just wanted to let you know that a wiki for a cool new show on ABC called Last Resort was created and could use some help! The premiere is in just 2 weeks, so it would be great if you wanted to check the wiki out and maybe let other Lost users know about it too!

Gcheung28 (talk) 18:31, September 19, 2012 (UTC)

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