aka cillydnaF

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  • Hi!

    Haven't chatted much lately.  New season show be here soon.  Everyone might be a little concerned about the late start without any announcement.

    What are the recent changes designed for? Discussion Activity? WOW mobile skin?

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  • Do you know whether there's a convention or recommended replacement for the number sign in names of articles?

    So many of the character credits for the show include names distinguished by an ordinal/integer preceded with a number symbol.  This creates a problem when naming pages to match character/role names.  Any link including the number symbol will be treated as a hash which is an internal named anchor label the rest of the character/role cannot be used to distinguish pages thus without a substitute all the characters would wind up pointing to the same article.

    I had some ideas but, I figured you were the best person to ask in case someone had come up with an elegant solution to the problem already.  My candidates:

    omit the number symbol for the link itself. Use "DISPLAYTITLE" magic word to reinsert it for readers of the article itself

    replace the number symbol with a similar-looking and related character such as U+FE5F ﹟ SMALL NUMBER SIGN (HTML ﹟) or U+FF03 # FULLWIDTH NUMBER SIGN (HTML #)

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    • Either the entity or the UTF-8 encoded version should be fine. Since most of the cases where this will be used are minor characters, it shouldn't be too much of a burden. We just gotta hope the Corey twins and the show runners don't decide to turn someone with a '#' name into a major or recurring character. Investigator #3 *shudder*

      Actually the link above showed me that you need to use # for link labels.

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    • The UTF-8 in URL percent notation is really long and awkward. Putting in the the character directly using copy and paste seems easier. I'm sure that behind the curtains it's stored and transmitted in UTF-8 anyhow. Most likely, I'll either copy and paste the character without URL percent notation or use the HTML hex entity encoding.  It's working so far

      Georgia Lee probably who I would blame if they make a major character out of one of those.  Not because I think she'd do it.  I think if I start pointing fingers at her she might feel obliged to fix it.  I don't know how active any of the others are but I get the sense she's behind the heavy lifting in the writing room meaning the others come up with the major plot lines and she ends up filling in most of the blanks.  She does seem to have her name on every piece of writing.  Just in front of Hallie Lambert. LOL

      Seriously, if they convert one of those minor characters into a major one, they'll assign him a new role name and most people will just refer to him by the new name. We'll have to just create a redirect or point the credits on the old name with the link directly at the new name. They did it with CPM #15 anyway. He's later referred to as Onudo. Similarly, "Pock Mark" got a new name of "Filat Kothari". Pock Mark's buddies went from "Menacing Belter #1 & #2" to "CPM #7 & #6" respectively when they joined him on Eros, though.

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  • I'm curious where you found that graphic.

    Recently, I was asked about the "Beltalowda" one and whether an updated (corrected) one had been published anywhere.  i didn't know where to look in order to find out.

    If you know where these are being hosted, perhaps you would update the graphic and the article with the current status including whether it had been changed since Nick Farmer commented.


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  • do you share your email with Tobias and Mystical?  how about google hangouts?

    It certainly looks like I'm stubborn.  While that may be true, my last post on that thread started before Nemo's "Trivia Definition Dissussion" post.  It just happens that he'd posted before mine was saved and edited.  I made several edits and reloaded before finally seeing his "definition discussion" post.  In hindsight, that may make it appear like I'm trying to perpetuate the controversy or more so than I'd intended.  That may have ripped off the bandage and reopened sore wounds.

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  • Why are you asking me to talk to someone else.

    I do not want the show to go away, and I provided you an opportunity raise awareness for the show.

    Albert Epstein created a campaign about Internet privacy, and that is not remotely related to "The Expanse".

    Now, when I mention something that has similar themes, your not willing to lift a finger.

    If it is not your decision, establish a "quorum" and make a ruling.

    With priviledge comes responsibility.

    Here one idea: Create a poll "Do you think BladeRunner set the stage for shows like the "The Expanse"? "

    Blade Runner premieres at OCTOBER 6, make a decision before then.

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  • Are you not going to do something about this abusive comment:

    If you are going to label something, at the very least, you should provide  a reason

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    23:01, September 13, 2017
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    • I do not need to contact anyone else. It just seems like your passing the buck.

      This comment falls in the category of spam or trolling because the user does not provide supporting evidence.

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    • We're done here.

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  • Tie in an improvement drive, with the premiere of Blade Runner, which is a few weeks away

    I was told that Blade Runner serves as inspiration for every show that came out every since.  Plus the show explores similar themes of a dystopia future.

    By do so, we can better the fortunes of both franchises

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    Fandyllic closed this thread because:
    Becoming non-constructive.
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    • My premise is to generate traffic here, and if anything at all your weak.

      Your an admin now, you need to be more constructive in your arguments.

      Since the film was inducted by the Library of Congress, National Film Preservation Board into the National Film Registry Listing, it invites comparison. The "2001" film franchise focuses primarily on what happens in a shuttle or a space station with a handful of people. They explored the outer planets but they did not colonize it.  

      "Blade Runner" takes place in an urban environment, as in what happens when you have a large collection of people in small space. The same goes for "The Expanse", but not only  on Earth but on the outer planets and  on space stations as well, which might as well be a small city.

      Also, if this were truly Utopian, it would be boring. Who would want to watch a show without any sort of drama or crisis

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    • Nemo2012 wrote: My premise is to generate traffic here, and if anything at all your weak.

      Your an admin now, you need to be more constructive in your arguments.

      Okay. This tells me you should talk to another admin.

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  • Here's the survey. Have a look and tell me if it's ready to go live.

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    • This one seems awkwardly worded:

      • Anna and Father Hank duel etymologies.

      Is the order of characters random? It's hard to tell.

      I don't think all the rating should be required. This will discourage people from filling out the survey.

      I gave everything a rating of 6, just to get through the survey.

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    • I thought it might've been better to let everyone pick their first, second, and third place from a complete list so long as there's a mechanism to prevent picking the same for more than one slot.  votes for first would be weighted with a better score.

      This would 've made the survey look shorter and would still be manageable with a top three for each of five or six categories.

      I threw out the list basically using a bunch from the character page but I expected there would end up being some discussion before we got the final list.  picking from a list of 60 or even 120 would still be manageable versus giving a 1-to-10 rating for each and every one.

      even on Reddit, there are people who didn't recognize the names.  If we have time to plan the next survey, I think we'll want to put more time into giving short descriptions for each nomination of perhaps a sentence or the chapter they first get named/mentioned/appeared

      "duel etymologies" probably should be put in quotes.  I only vaguely remember the moment in the book.  I also thought it was a strange phrase but the guy who nominated it on Reddit was firm.  I didn't bother to go back to check the book after that.

      I still prefer a survey on google forms to a survey using the forms here on this wiki.

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  • I just read some disturbing news:

    According to the article, the show is in danger of being cancelled. Even though the show was approved for season 3, there may not be a season 4 if the Syfy channel does not see an uptick in the ratings for the upcoming season. The author suggest that everyone either watch the show or buy the episodes from itunes or some other platform.

    Even though the article maybe outdated, the author did bring up some pressing issue about stimulating demand and we need to take this seriously.

    If you need any help to brainstorm any ideas with Fandyllic or Mystic-ArchAngel, just let me know. We have till the begining of next year, and I was hoping we can have some traction by then

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  • Hey! First off, I want to thank you for all the great contributions you've made to this wiki. Since I'm not around as much nowadays, I've made you and AlbertEpstein admins. You don't have to use your privileges if you don't want to, but feel free to improve any area of the site as you see fit, preferably by continuing the already excellent communication that seems to be present between you, AlbertEpstein and the most active admin, MysticalArchAngel.

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