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"God was once found by Tom Fucoloro, Karen Kinderman, Hana Garner, and Angharad Hollingworth in the Sierra Leone." Story time? --Ocarina 19:49, 24 May 2007 (CDT)

Tom - I think you might want to consider changing the "Jesus Fucking Christ" heading on Sue Hulett's page to "Jesus F. Christ" or "Jesus F**king Christ" or something along those lines. I thought the TKS headline was totally fine and I'm not a huge Hulett fan, but having a phrase that she objects to as the largest item on her page seems unnecessarily antagonistic; it seems unwise bringing the wrath of Hulett down on the wikifire if it can be avoided. - Emily, class of 2001, Graham's friend Stockholm_syndrome

Upcoming events[edit]

Was there something wrong with putting an upcoming events table on the front page? You deleted it without comment, so I'm not sure what the objection was. /blahedo (t) 17:45, 12 May 2007 (CDT)

Three columns is definitely not going to work; it's just too busy. What do you want the front page to be? I'm thinking that a lot of that stuff will be primarily of interest to people who've never wikied before (or perhaps just new to TWF), and they could be well-served with a prominent link "New to TheWikiFire? Click here!". That leaves more room for changing content (events, votes) and the useful links section.
I'll come back to this after the Terp show and maybe play with it then. /blahedo (t) 18:45, 12 May 2007 (CDT)

People policy[edit]

I like it. You should consider putting a link to Don Blaheda's useful page ( near the libel section. (The previous unsigned comment was posted 20:28, 13 May 2007 by User:Ocarina.)

I was hoping to edit it, or at least get some comments on it, before it went live. If you like it (and this is a pretty general "you" here, I just don't want to be all unilateral about it), it should be moved out of my sandbox to Policy on people before being linked from elsewhere. /blahedo (t) 02:39, 14 May 2007 (CDT)
Yup, looks good to me. /blahedo (t) 02:49, 14 May 2007 (CDT)
Actually, just looked at all the policy pages, and I feel better that all that is in place, even if it will evolve over time. On the About page, though, A) do you really want to state your TKS affiliation in an official capacity?, and B) you should probably link your User:-space page rather than the TWF article about you. /blahedo (t) 02:57, 14 May 2007 (CDT)

May 13th, The Redesign[edit]

Looks great Tom, good luck with the campus email, things are gonna go nuts. -matt

Hey. Front page looks good. I'm down with going public. --FlyingBridge 11:43, 14 May 2007 (CDT)


How do I find out what templates are available on WikiFire? I tried to use a propose merge template, but it didn't work, and I noticed that for disambiguation I needed to use "disambig" instead of the full word. Is there a list somewhere on the site? GreatHeights 14:46, 16 May 2007 (CDT)

Hey man, I saw you made a deletion template. Awesome. Where can I go to learn how to make templates? It seems like its a combination of HTML and some markup I'm not familier with. I'd like to play around with it. GreatHeights 12:10, 12 June 2007 (CDT)

Ha! Yeah, I guess that'd be the place to look wouldn't it. Isn't there a specific Wiki that's kind of a "how to Wiki" Wiki? GreatHeights 12:22, 12 June 2007 (CDT)


So, I've been poking around on WikiMedia, learning more about Wikis in general. It seemed like the whole Fag/Faggot page issue would be a good test case to sort out TheWikiFire's conventions for deletion--ie What kind of pages can be deleted without discussion, how long discussion should be allowed to procede before action is taken, etc. GreatHeights 15:12, 17 May 2007 (CDT)

Sounds good to me. Do we want to use Wikipedia's guidelines for how long to allow discussion on a page proposed for deletion as a starting point? Or do we just want to start from scratch? BTW, I'm working on getting up some templates for things like proposing deletion, merger, etc. GreatHeights 15:20, 17 May 2007 (CDT)

Also, are you thinking that, regarding the specific pages in question that we should go ahead and delete them without discussion? I'm personally not opposed to that. I just wanted to make sure that some sort of discussion regarding deletion got started. GreatHeights 15:21, 17 May 2007 (CDT)

oops, sorry dude. That wasn't me who wrote that about the eco house though

J-Wags' photo[edit]

I couldn't find another one, but I'll take it down. Clocksailor 10:44, 18 May 2007 (CDT)

dude (jesus making love)[edit]

It's o.k. ...really. This is in no way libelous. It is a useful graphic illustration of the contraversy. Wiki fire should not be in the buisness of deciding what is and is not 'suitable' . More precisely, *you* should not be in that buisness. This is a democratic space -- at the very least, give some time and discussion before making hegemonic decisions. Or, better, we can just let the fucking FCC make the decisions for us.

hearing verdict[edit]

Can/should we post the thing the BIP sent us? Clocksailor 18:04, 25 May 2007 (CDT)

Skull and Bones[edit]

Nope. Pull it out slowly, though or it will burst and spread its eggs everywhere.


I moved the risks to the top, but other than that it seems ok (I didn't proof it closely, though). If the demand for the service gets strong enough, then we'll have to tell the computer center to provide more processor power, eh? (Leibniz is actually the server for math and CS, and not administered by the folks in the computer center—did you think they'd administer a Linux system?) /blahedo (t) 22:14, 26 May 2007 (CDT)

Heh. Well, I suspect that usage will continue to be CS and math folks plus a few others like yourself, in which case, no problem. But if it does extend to a huge chunk of the student population, then we have prima facie evidence that there is high demand for this service—and can then push for a dedicated server for that sort of thing. I wouldn't worry about it too much, certainly not to the extent of hiding the instructions for it. Information wants to be free!, or so I'm told. /blahedo (t) 13:27, 27 May 2007 (CDT)

Moving articles to other/new categories[edit]

The layout of the site is still a bit confusing to me; unfortunately I have a rather poor grasp of editing with Wikipedia. I am interested in putting Japanese Club under Categories > Clubs (since it is not currently listed there). Are users allowed to move their topics into categories, or is that under the control of the editor? If I can't do it myself, should I just message the editor every time I need an article moved? Thanks.