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POTW (Poll of the Week)

Lostpedia should have a POTW, just like AOTW. LP users can nominate their ideas for new polls, just like they nominate ideas for featured articles. --CTS 16:08, 10 May 2008 (PDT)

We do have a Poll of the Week, it just, as well as a lot of other things these days, doesn't get updated very often -random2502 18:10, 12 May 2008 (PDT)
I know we have a POTW, but it definitely isn't kept up to date. Users should be able to suggest ideas for new polls. --CTS 12:19, 18 May 2008 (PDT)
Maybe, instead of AOTW and POTW, they should be called "For Your Information" and "Current Poll."--Jim in Georgia Contribs Talk 12:29, 18 May 2008 (PDT)

Rate Theories

I'm not sure if this is the right place to put this or if anyone might have already suggested this, but I think it would be a cool idea if there was a way that people could rate other people's theories. It would be a pretty fun thing to do and it would also help with keeping better theories and getting rid of the far fetched theories and theories that are extremely unlikely. I'm not sure if any of the higher ranked members could make this happen, or if they even would want this, but I thought I would just throw it out there and see what people thought. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Lostbrotha (talkcontribs) 2008-05-13T15:46:57.

I think that's a good idea, but what safeguards would the concept include? Two I can think of would be a minimum number of votes and a requirement that some minimum number of follow-on episodes be aired. I haven't been parfticipating for all that long, but if I'd seen a theory last year that Sayid would someday be working for Ben, I'd have rated the comment as zero (and the contributor as insane?<g>). I realize that we're about to enter a long dry spell and the concept of follow-ons would be difficult to apply. How time-consuming would this be to implement? If the sysops are up to their hips in aligators, putting something else on their plates isn't going to improve Lostpedia.--Jim 06:10, 14 May 2008 (PDT)

I think this idea could actually help clean up the theory pages. One of the main problems with the theories pages is that people reply to other theories instead of only posting new theories. What if each new theory was posted as a link to all the other user's comments on that theory. We'd have a clean-looking theories page, and if people still wanted to see comments or make comments they'd be linked under each theory. I dont know about the whole ranking a theory thing tho...--Mr couchman 07:38, 14 May 2008 (PDT)

New Groups

Do we need to recognize the existence of new groups of people in the lost universe?

I'll admit the the lead is a little tenuous. We now have the Survivors' Camp, the Others, DHARMA, and the freighter.

The Survivors' Camp is currently fractured into at least two factions, but people keep changing their allegience. If there were two formal Lostie groups, bookkeeping would be a nightmare for the sysops and the rest of us, as well. We don't know how many factions there are among the others. Under one scenario, I can see the Losties who want to remain on the Island being adopted by the Others. We may even learn what the Others call themselves.

The people who leave the Island will be either known (The Oceanic 6) or unknown (Ben Linus and his followers).

DHARMA will still be there as an antagonist.

The Freighter will slip away into nowhere, perhaps literally, as there may not be anyone else aboard who knows how to navigate.

I suggest that this new group led by Ben be called the Avengers and the people who returned the Refugees.--Gaarmyvet 12:22, 14 May 2008 (PDT)


Renaming the Main Page

I would like to suggest the renaming of the main page from "Main Page" to "Lostpedia". --Xbenlinusx 22:52, 15 May 2008 (PDT)

This probably won't be implemented. We already have a Lostpedia article and Main Page is the name for the start page of pretty much every wiki ever. --Blueeagleislander 00:38, 16 May 2008 (PDT)
It has been demonstrated that renaming the main page to what the actual wiki is (e.g. 'Lostpedia'), it is returned higher in Google results, rather than just 'Main Page'. Leaving the title as 'Main Page' is a mistake. The Lostpedia article can easily be renamed to 'About Lostpedia'. --Xbenlinusx 00:47, 16 May 2008 (PDT)
If you Google "Lostpedia", the first result is "Main Page - Lostpedia". Why bother? --Blueeagleislander 00:48, 16 May 2008 (PDT)
It is something we're looking at and have been for a while. Its not as simple as "renaming the page" though.  Plkrtn  talk  contribs  email  12:02, 16 May 2008 (PDT)
I'm fine with just plan "Main Page," but if it will be changed, I suggest "Lostpedia - Home." Or something to that effect. -- Sam McPherson  T  C  E  12:07, 16 May 2008 (PDT)
Home would do.. But to be honest Main Page has always worked absolutely fine for me. --Lewis-Talk-Contribs 02:37, 21 May 2008 (PDT)

Update of Index?

Anyone else think the index should updated to include both the DHARMA and Freighter groups? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Nowism (talkcontribs) 2008-05-16T15:33:20.

The index will be under review during hiatus  Plkrtn  talk  contribs  email  15:43, 16 May 2008 (PDT)

Fan site news item

Bold text! Someone needs to fix that :) -Chris[dt7] 15:18, 17 May 2008 (PDT)

Next time on Lost (Season Finale)

This needs to be changed. TNPLH Part 1 is being reran at 8PM on the 29th, followed by part 2 at 9PM, not 10. ShadowUltra 09:08, 18 May 2008 (PDT)

Also what consitutes as "new"? Sky One's viewing of Cabin Fever is new whilst RTE Two's redition of There's no place like home isn't new. What gives? --   Dee4leeds  talk  contribs  all  09:50, 18 May 2008 (PDT)

If they're rebroadcasting Part 1 on the 29th, is there any hope it'll be "unenhanced?"--Jim in Georgia Contribs Talk 10:23, 18 May 2008 (PDT)

Its abit new as theres some sort of extended scene in the press conference i believe --Lewis-Talk-Contribs 02:36, 21 May 2008 (PDT)

Index Talk Page

The Index should have a talk page where users can discuss what goes on it and what shouldn't go on it. --CTS 12:18, 18 May 2008 (PDT)

Here you go: Template talk:Index. :-) --TechNic|talk|conts 13:49, 18 May 2008 (PDT)
Thanks! --CTS 13:58, 18 May 2008 (PDT)

Lostfan108 gender

"received the information from a source claiming to call himself Lostfan108". Are we sure Lostfan108 is a guy? --Blueeagleislander 02:22, 19 May 2008 (PDT)

It's the default gender. But I'm pretty sure they are.-- Sam McPherson  T  C  E  04:17, 19 May 2008 (PDT)
You never know. Lostfan108 is a unisex name. --Blueeagleislander 01:16, 20 May 2008 (PDT)
"Lostfan"...FAN, my ass... --Minderbinder 04:45, 20 May 2008 (PDT)
Ha! I'd have to agree with you there. I don't fancy meeting the other 107 ;)--Baker1000 04:46, 20 May 2008 (PDT)
Perhaps "HatedByMoreThan108LostFans". --Blueeagleislander 01:33, 21 May 2008 (PDT)

Next Time On Lost

Are you guys sure that "There's No Place Like Home, Part 1" is airing at 8:00 eastern time next Wednesday, followed by "Cabin Fever" at 9:00? It seems weird ABC would air ep. 4x12 followed by ep. 4x11, and not the other way around. But, they have been known to make some bad scheduling calls. David 19:52, 20 May 2008 (PDT)

It doesn't say that. Even when it did say the wrong thing, it didn't say that. Robert K S (talk) 20:25, 20 May 2008 (PDT)

Just fixed the Irish one too. Sorry about that everyone!  Plkrtn  talk  contribs  email  11:02, 21 May 2008 (PDT)

  • Please fix the Irish one again, because it says the finale will air on june first, monday, yet june first this year is on a sunday.I noticed this since my birthday is on first june.--Orhan94 11:47, 21 May 2008 (PDT)

There's No Place Like Home, Part 1 - with new footage

What's the source for that? Are you sure it isn't just another Enhanced Episode? Malachi 00:09, 22 May 2008 (PDT)

here's the trailer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NccdiNrtERk Jared 05:49, 22 May 2008 (PDT)
It was also confirmed on this weeks ABC podcast by Carlton and Damon.--Baker1000 05:57, 22 May 2008 (PDT)
Oh, thanks. I was just trying to stay completely spoiler-free, so I don't read anything about the finale, but this one is definitely good news. Malachi 10:30, 22 May 2008 (PDT)

Talk talk page?

I routinely fix orphaned pages, and this one recently popped up - Talk_talk:Main_Page. What is a "talk talk" page? Kevrock 06:50, 24 May 2008 (PDT)

Yes, I also spotted this. I believe it was created by a very confused accident. I'm not sure I even understand the question being asked or what page it is referring to.--TechNic|talk|conts 08:20, 24 May 2008 (PDT)
I did too...I'm really confused on what the meaning of it is. -- Sam McPherson  T  C  E  08:25, 24 May 2008 (PDT)
Weirdness. Gone. Thanks for keeping such a good eye on things. Robert K S (talk) 16:45, 25 May 2008 (PDT)

Poll of the Week

The POTW did not really ask opposing questions A better set would have been:

  • I want spoilers available
  • I do not want spoilers available
  • I do not care

Comparing what "I" want with what the producers don't want mixes two universes.

--Jim in Georgia Contribs Talk 14:44, 26 May 2008 (PDT)

Next Time on Lost

These aren't showing up correctly, at least for AU. We won't have the airing here until 5 June, rather than this Thursday, as shown on the front page. ---- LOSTonthisdarnisland 00:14, 27 May 2008 (PDT)

Today in "LOST" History idea

This is probably something to be addressed in the 8-month hiatus rapidly approaching, but here goes anyway. Instead of sticking to strictly "in-show" dates, why not bring "real world" LOST dates on it as well? For example, May 29 could be "2008: There's No Place Like Home Parts 2 and 3' aired. It is still in LOST history, per se, just not in the timeline of the show's plot. If someone else can explain it better, please help me. Also, feel free to move this to a relevant talk page. Just an idea, since most days I come here and nothing happened in LOST history (this is very boring!). David 15:26, 27 May 2008 (PDT)

I think that suggestion is already under consideration somewhere else on the wiki. Can't remember where. --Blueeagleislander 00:00, 28 May 2008 (PDT)
Its something we're gonna have a drive on improving over the summer, definitely  Plkrtn  talk  contribs  email  05:04, 28 May 2008 (PDT)

Main Characters

Nikki, Paulo, Daniel, Charlotte and Miles??—The preceding unsigned comment was added by 01lander (talkcontribs) .

Their role as main characters is debateable, since none appeared on the season dvd covers, and on the official season poster (except for nikki and paulo who appeared on the 2nd one). Their status as main characters has always been debated. --CTS 15:36, 28 May 2008 (PDT)
Based on them having flashbacks and cast members who have had "main cast" status, rather than a guest star billing.  Plkrtn  talk  contribs  email  15:53, 28 May 2008 (PDT)
I seem to remember there was a similar debate about Rose and Bernard.--Baker1000 17:07, 28 May 2008 (PDT)

Surely the fact that they're all in the opening credits as main cast members, that constitutes putting them in that category??? They're also on the main characters page! PLUS, Nikki, Paulo and Charlotte had promotional pictures taken of them... 01lander

New Lostbook Background

For those account holders who use Lostbook, we've added a new themed background for you in celebration of the Season 4 finale! Enjoy :)  Plkrtn  talk  contribs  email  13:31, 30 May 2008 (PDT)

Liking it! --Nickb123 (Talk) 14:52, 30 May 2008 (PDT)
Brilliant! Great job! Robert K S (talk) 02:19, 31 May 2008 (PDT)

New Zealand airdates incorrect

There's No Place Like Home, Part 2 airs at 8.30pm on TV2 on Wednesday June 4, 2008, with the 3rd part airing a week later. Could someone correct this please?--Kivipat 14:45, 30 May 2008 (PDT)

Octagon

The link in the news article to octagonglobalrecruiting.com actually links to the site octagonglobalrecruitment, a dead website. Can someone change it? -random2502 17:05, 30 May 2008 (PDT)

Spoilers

Why are spoilers not allowed anymore? Isn't that unfair for the people who want to see spoilers? --Magnet 04:05, 31 May 2008 (PDT)

There are quantities of websites specialized in spoilers. Try DarkUFO and knock yourself out. What's more unfair is people who don't wanna be spoiled and get spoiled by malevolent and/or frustrated beings.--Lauridsen77 05:29, 31 May 2008 (PDT)

You can still discuss spoilers on the Lostpedia Spoiler Forum. They are no longer allowed in the wiki.    Jabberwock    talk    contribs    email   - 18:12, 31 May 2008 (PDT)

One last thing: what about the spoilers from official sources, like Podcasts? Malachi 03:38, 1 June 2008 (PDT)

  • I may have missed something. Does that mean the Season 5/spoilers page too?--Baker1000 05:03, 1 June 2008 (PDT)
  • Speaking of spoilers, and I know that the Season 4 finale has aired in the US, but it hasn't here in Australia, and anyone who opens the front page of Lostpedia now gets a nice shot of the identity of Jeremy Bentham in the coffin. Bit early to have something like that showing on the main page isn't it?? --Lostie247 23:42, 3 June 2008 (PDT)
Well, although I am Australian, the site is officially updated with US airdates. But I do agree that such a huge spoiler should not be at the top of the main page that soon after the episode. --Blueeagleislander 01:34, 4 June 2008 (PDT)
Exactly. If it were a month down the track, then you'd be a fool to come on here and not expect to see an image like this, but it shouldn't be this close to the top of the front page within a week of the episode airing. --Lostie247 06:47, 4 June 2008 (PDT)
  • I agree, also many people may have recorded the final episode and not watched it yet. Very poor decision to post that picture 'above the fold' on the main page. Bad Lostpedia.--Cunningmunki 05:13, 4 June 2008 (PDT)
  • Yes, Lostpedia is updated based on US airdates, but this is a case where we should be extra careful. I changed the picture to something that doesn't give away the identity of Bentham.    Jabberwock    talk    contribs    email   - 06:57, 4 June 2008 (PDT)
  • Thank you for removing spoilers. I Love the theories, some of use are right, some way off. Part of the fun of Lost is trying to figure out what is going on. Seeing people post spoilers where we aren't expecting them is like playing a game with a cheater. -Ruezon

Four toed footprint found on Mars

I was hoping there could be a joke article placed in the Latest News section relating to the recent photo from the Phoenix robot explorer of a FOUR TOED FOOTPRINT FOUND ON MARS.

i.e. "the imprint, shaped like a four-toed foot, is the first to be left in soil by the Phoenix probes robotic arm"...Fact? Another NASA cover-up? Or has LOST just given us a giant wink wink?

See http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/article4053783.ece


Cheers! guyshmy

Just A Suggestion

I was just wondering, when writing the character articles, instead of splitting it up into seasons we could split it into months (September - December.) This would help in two ways. Firstly, it would make it more coherent with the Post-Island section (for those who have one) as that is organized by dates. But, secondly, it would aide in better organizing the pages of characters, and I'm using Juliet as a specific example here, who didn't appear until later seasons but we have been clued into their story after the crash. This would work for many of our characters - Juliet, Ben, Daniel, Charlotte, Miles ... the list goes on. Please give feedback. (Jamster 05:03, 20 May 2008 (PDT))

See Lostpedia:Ideas for this. I think its being discussed there. --Blueeagleislander 03:08, 5 June 2008 (PDT)

CASIMIR EFFECT IN REAL LIFE

[1] HOLY HELL! What do you guys think? --Avindratalkcontribs email  20:54, 5 June 2008 (PDT)

I know it's outwith Lost's area, but this can also be done with the Meissner Effect [[2]] -random2502 02:45, 6 June 2008 (PDT)
As the warning at the top of this page states, this page is for discussion of the Main Page only. This is more suitable to the Orchid's theory discussion page.--     c      blacxthornE      t     07:05, 6 June 2008 (PDT)

Poll should be administered by someone else.

Season 4 is over with and it is June, yet the poll is still about the spoilers which was 2 weeks ago. Please let someone else update the poll because it never gets updated, also it is a fun function of LOSTpedia.--Frink 00:24, 10 June 2008 (PDT)

"Lost Current Time"

I am proposing that we look at declaring at what point the show is considered "in the present" and present things such as the portals, and the status of the characters based upon "Lost Current Time". Lost current time would be the confirmable date that the shows storyline has been presented as in the present, rather than in a flash foward. This would currently make Lost Current Time : 7th January 2005, the moment the Lostee's wash up on the beach on the island of Sumba. Anything after that point has been presented to us in flash foward. Obviously Season 5 might change this a little, but having a site wide agreed consistent point from which we base statuses of characters, and their current situation (Locke's for example) would be beneficial for the site.  Plkrtn  talk  contribs  email  17:07, 7 June 2008 (PDT)

Where is this proposal being discussed? Robert K S (talk) 17:38, 7 June 2008 (PDT)
I always thought that this was the agreed current date/time used on the site -random2502 03:47, 9 June 2008 (PDT)

New Zealand Airdate

The last episode of the season has aired. A promo at the end of the ep confirmed that "Lost returns with Season 5 in early 2009".--Kivipat 11:14, 11 June 2008 (PDT)

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