User talk:Blahedo

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Early talking[edit]

so, how do you think the site is moving along? i didn't even advertise this thing. This is all word of mouth.

Also, are there any changes you can suggest? we fixed the libel law page so it had more than wikipedia ... haha

Thanks for taking part in this whole thing. It's getting exciting.Tfooq 23:40, 9 May 2007 (CDT)

I didn't delete it, I moved it to below the useful links. I am really excited about the events calendar, actually. We need a new front page design, for sure, so all these things can be presented properly. I was talking to a web designer alumnus who has been using the wiki fire, and he said he might be able to help out, but I don't know if that will happen. If you have any ideas about how to make the main page more efficient and classier, let me know.Tfooq 17:52, 12 May 2007 (CDT)


Check out Redesign:Main Page if you want to experiment. Maybe a third bar could work? I am not sure yet.

I will see you at the terp thing. The "new to the wiki fire" this is a good idea. let's give that a shot.Tfooq 18:51, 12 May 2007 (CDT)

I would like to launch the Redesign:Main Page for tomorrow when I send out an all-campus e-mail. I am writing on all the editors' talk pages to get them to take a look at it. Make changes as you see fit.Tfooq 19:08, 13 May 2007 (CDT)

Policy on people[edit]

I moved it to Project:Policy on people to keep it uniform with the other policy pages. I also made a category for the policies and put a link on the Project:About page. I like it. And you (or anybody) can certainly still edit it. I will protect it, but editors can still make changes. Does that make sense?Tfooq 02:44, 14 May 2007 (CDT)

Good points. I made those pages so long ago, I haven't thought to change them. If you see anything else like that, let me know. Some of this stuff is a month old from when i first started playing with the software! That's a lot of time in wiki terms. haha.Tfooq 03:32, 14 May 2007 (CDT)

Regarding Categories[edit]

You seem to be doing a lot of categorization, so I thought I pick your brain.

So, it is my understanding that when adding categories to a page, you shouldn't add a category AND something that is a sub category. For example, on the Proof page, it should only have Studio show and not Department of Theatre and Dance since the former is a subcategory of the latter.

I can see where a page would have more than one category, but am I correct in my thinking regarding subcategories? GreatHeights 12:08, 14 May 2007 (CDT)


I was wondering if you could refer me to some info on how to use the different name spaces. For instance, I noticed that the Policy On People draft was under your name space. How did you do that? Also, can you tell me how create/upload templates? I was trying to suggest a merge, but when I tried to use the merge template as suggested in the tutorial on WikiMedia it didn't work. Thanks for any help you can offer. GreatHeights 15:01, 16 May 2007 (CDT)

Is it kosher to copy and paste templates from other Wikis? It didn't seem to me that it should be an issue, but I thought I'd ask you if there was any etiquette regarding this, as you seem to be our resident Wiki expert. Specifically, I'm thinking of deletion, merge, and stub templates. GreatHeights 15:06, 17 May 2007 (CDT)

Hey Don, any update on the copyright issue between TWF and WP? I'd look into it myself, but I'm totally clueless in that area. GreatHeights 14:51, 29 May 2007 (CDT)


I don't know who I was responding to either, since they didn't sign their comment. I have a tendency to want to "clean up" and organize, and that's why I was deleting some of the superflous pages and redirects. After someone questioned it though, I stopped to think about it, and realized that, like you said, there was really no harm being caused by those pages and no need to delete them. It also prompted my interest in establishing some guildines for deleting pages on TheWikiFire. GreatHeights 15:58, 17 May 2007 (CDT)

user message[edit]

I'll take care of it. Also, beware the user Thatonegirl. She was writing some pretty nasty stuff, too. I have not looked at Alex's edits yet, but until him, she was the only problem I have seen. I sent her a message and haven't seen her since. I hope I didn't scare her off or something. thanks for the heads up.Tfooq 00:04, 18 May 2007 (CDT)

Our First Vandal[edit]

To: all sysops. - The Wiki Fire has had a coming of age today. It had it's first big vandal. An anonymous user started deleting content and drawing penises on pages and things like that. Brian Camozzi caught it and alerted me. He and Andy Fitz worked to fix the problems and all changes have been rolled back. As sysops, you all have the privilege to ban users and IPs. The problem is that Knox only has a handful of IPs, so we cannot really ban IPs like other wikis can. However, if vandalism is in progress, you can ban that IP to see if the user gets bored and goes away. Just remember to unblock it after a half hour or something. Anyway, the site is entering puberty, so be on the look out for irrational emotional outbursts.Tfooq 22:49, 18 May 2007 (CDT)

vnc page[edit]

Hi, Don. I made a VNC article, but then I started wondering if that was OK. Who should I ask to make sure that publishing a guide like that is alright. I would guess that if too many people start using it, Leibniz might suffer performance issues. Also, feel free to aid in the information on the page. I am sure some of it is a little wrong, since I am not a computer expert. Thanks.Tfooq 20:07, 26 May 2007 (CDT)

Oh hell no I did not think they would administer a linux system. I'm not crazy. haha. I knew it was a math and CS system, which is why I was wary to do something to increase their processor use without asking them first. After all, everybody's broke here, right?Tfooq 10:29, 27 May 2007 (CDT)

Great!Tfooq 13:37, 27 May 2007 (CDT)

editing system working well[edit]

so, there have been at least two pretty bad statements posted tonight. One you changed after six minutes and the other one someone else changed after only three. While it's discouraging (yet predictable) that people would write these things, it's very encouraging that the close editing system seems to be working very well. I am happy with how little time obviously mean things stay on the site. Gives me confidence that the system can last. Just a couple thoughts.Tfooq 03:36, 28 May 2007 (CDT)