Hi Fan, thanks for trying to help, but your picture links don't work here... you have to upload them to lostpedia. If you need help with this, see the Help pages, or ask one of us. --PandoraX 21:08, 4 October 2006 (PDT)

I think you've already got the hang of it... haven't you uploaded 3 or 4? --Marik7772003 21:17, 4 October 2006 (PDT)

Well, that's a template, used only for special things. To make a thumbnail take a pic, like: Orange.jpg, type in [[Image:Orange.jpg|thumb|100px|Locke's orange smile.]] and presto! you get this:

Locke's orange smile.

If you need help, drop me a line on my talk page. Regards, Marik7772003 21:26, 4 October 2006 (PDT)

Ah, you beat me to it, Marik, thanks for helping him :) Fan, great screencap of the logo you found... where was that logo sewn to? --PandoraX 21:29, 4 October 2006 (PDT)

thanks--Fan99 21:35, 4 October 2006 (PDT)

It's no big deal, don't worry about it. They should have a warning on the page to say what it's about. --PandoraX 16:02, 5 October 2006 (PDT)

ok in the future I will try to work for the awards I'm trying to get one now.--Fan99 16:07, 5 October 2006 (PDT)

Well, it's at the sysops discretion, and is really just a subtle thing, there are many people who work very hard behind the scenes at lostpedia. I would just suggest trying to do what you can over a longer period of time where you see edits are needed. In our community, the biggest recognition isn't really an award, it's seeing a finished nice product to help other fans. --PandoraX 16:53, 5 October 2006 (PDT)

Um... re: your q on how long I spend here a day, it's not really that, because that can vary from 6 hrs (seriously) to 0, depending (the DJ Dan transcripts that day took about 8 hrs of editing, but that was a specific project). It's more time and reputation accumulated over months or years... the regulars know one another and who makes good edits, but most lostpedia users will never know our names. We don't do it for recognition or any sort of glory, for us it's just about fun and making sure accurate info is shared with fellow fans in the community. I think if you approach it with that attitude, you will have a good time here. --PandoraX 16:59, 5 October 2006 (PDT)

  • Yeah, backing up Pandora's point, it really does take a long time to be really recognized. I have been recognized several times, (with DJ Dan stuff, and image temps) bu tyou just have to be consistent here. Do that and you WILL have fun on Lostpedia. --Marik7772003 17:09, 5 October 2006 (PDT)
  • Admin is the owner/founder of lostpedia. --PandoraX 17:20, 5 October 2006 (PDT)
  • His real name's Kevin. --Marik7772003 17:46, 5 October 2006 (PDT)

Delete template

Your Deletion nomination needs to be on the talk page for the page in question... not the Delete Template. --KeriCanFly 17:55, 5 October 2006 (PDT)

Your becoming an admin question

Basically Fan99, if you look at what Marik and PandoraX have said. You become a SysOp by becoming recognised within our community for being a hard worker. You don't have to be here 15 hours a day in order to be one, sometimes you'll be here for an hour, sometimes 10, sometimes you won't be here for weeks on end. Its all about the quality of your editing and decisions and showing a commitment to the betterment of Lostpedia for the fans. Location isn't an issue either, the more admins we have over the world, the better. Its all about the work you do for the site. PandoraX and Marik have both been noticed for their hard work, and next time the SysOps feel the need to add to our numbers, I'm sure both of them will be up for consideration, and if you've proven yourself on the site over time, you will be too. -- Plkrtn  talk  contribs  email  02:33, 6 October 2006 (PDT)


I see the guys have already answered your question well, but we do have a good guide on Sysops: Lostpedia:SysOps, unless your original question to me was meant as "how did YOU become a SysOp" lol, at which case god only knows mate... Nice to see some enthusiasm though, keep up the editin! --Nickb123 (Talk) 05:48, 6 October 2006 (PDT)

Hey, for the sake of argument could you yes please adapt the colors a bit please? I have to appreciate Captain's point of view as I in the past have been very irritated when something from my page has been lifted (so much so that I placed a disclaimer near the top of mine to ask that people wouldn't). Some parts of a userpage are easy but other bits users have spent a good long while trying to make (e.g. the blast door map on mine took a good few hours to get right!). Thus, it isn't really fair to copy it without permission, and I think you could both reach the satisfactory compromise of just adapting the colors rather than removing it completely. Thanks very much, --Nickb123 (Talk) 13:38, 6 October 2006 (PDT)
  • That isn't how it works. Here is a color code guide, now hurry up you have until the end you the day.--CaptainInsano 13:51, 6 October 2006 (PDT)

Now this is where I disagree with you guys. At the end of the day, we're on a wiki, and copying and modifiying is part of the learning process. The code is also held here under a Creative Commons license, so if he wants to take your code, its fine, as long as he credits you for it. The front page for the site was someone elses work, and I took it, modified it and gave credit. The whole idea of a wiki is to share with each other. Jay and Jack read out our content verbatim, but we don't complain about that because under the license its OK, because they attribute it to us. -- Plkrtn  talk  contribs  email  14:46, 6 October 2006 (PDT)

User Page

Hey Fan99, nice to meet you. Noticed your userpage, and thought that it looked...well, a bit familiar. You know, a userpage is a place where a user can have their own little unique personal space. The thing I most noticed is that some of your templates resemble mine. I'm not saying that there's anything wrong with that. But you know, I did work hard on figuring out how to make those, and it's not exactly the happiest thing for a person when another user copies the entire code and changes a single word. In the end, it's not exactly the fairest thing...

Namaste, --Gateboy42 14:34, 6 October 2006 (PDT)

Thank you. Don't completely change it though, I just would appreciate it if you change the background color. --Gateboy42 14:45, 6 October 2006 (PDT)

As I said about this issue. Your code is under Creative Commons Attibution-NonCommerical-NoDerivs license, so as long as he credits you for the code, he has every right to. -- Plkrtn  talk  contribs  email  14:48, 6 October 2006 (PDT)

Yes, thanks, that is what I mean (Darn, I can never find the right words!). --Gateboy42 14:52, 6 October 2006 (PDT)

No bigy. PS: Like what you did with the California one :) --Gateboy42 15:08, 6 October 2006 (PDT)

Ya sure.--Gateboy42 16:54, 6 October 2006 (PDT)


Hi, Fan.. you'll find some help on creating signatures at Help:Signatures You can find similar User help pages that are useful at Template:Nav-Meta. Take a look and see if that helps you. Have fun! --PandoraX 04:38, 8 October 2006 (PDT)


Check this out. [1] --Minderbinder 13:59, 9 October 2006 (PDT)

Fwd: Hows this look?

I'd like a vote on how this Template:Banned looks. If we should use it or not, if it would be practicle. Thanks for your time --Ironman 08:25, 12 October 2006 (PDT)


I really don't think its him, and please don't message him on Lostpedia's behalf - I see you already have done though, but just leave the guy alone. Thanks, --Nickb123 (Talk) 07:19, 13 October 2006 (PDT)

Re: Vandal Templete

I like the new templete you proposed way more than the old one, i'm not sure about the black color though..i don't feel it really indicates the templete's significance...But i'm all up for the structure--Nomad 19:14, 15 October 2006 (PDT)

Vandal Templete modification

Ok, on second thought, I really feel the black would be cool..but with red on the side for emphesis..hope you like it, and feel free to change it if otherwise.--Nomad 19:23, 15 October 2006 (PDT)

Vandal Link

Wait..I'll try to fix it and back to you--Nomad 19:29, 15 October 2006 (PDT)


a degree of humor in a wiki is a good thing. also sawyer says 'son of a bitch' enough that the offensive factor is moot. and at the end of the day vandals are fucking assholes. and i'd add that fucking to the relevant template if i could too. words are, at the end of the day, only words, and if a word has power over a vandal, but not me, then that's even god damn shitting fucking dicknipples better. ----kaini. 19:34, 15 October 2006 (PDT)

if i had just posted oppose or no, you wouldn't have understood the reasons why i opposed this. --19:41, 15 October 2006 (PDT)

Red Vandal Link

Ok done..I changed to red too..hope you like it.--Nomad 19:36, 15 October 2006 (PDT)


Sure, and btw, I think the templete is strong enough and no need for further stress through use of language...--Nomad 19:39, 15 October 2006 (PDT)

totally agree

exactly...ok, gtg now..good luck and let me know if you need anythin later--Nomad 19:44, 15 October 2006 (PDT)

What about my Template:Banned? Perhaps we could somehow combine our efforts? I'll use my template for banned users who have been banned due to something BESIDES vandalism, and you use yours for VANDALISM. Hopefully your template works out, best of luck, Namaste -- Iron Man  Send a message  View contributions  09:41, 16 October 2006 (PDT)


  • If you want someone to get a meesage, put it on their own talk page.--CaptainInsano 11:34, 16 October 2006 (PDT)
  • well it is easier to talk behind someone's back when your not talking to them.--CaptainInsano 11:39, 16 October 2006 (PDT)
  • Nope because the grammer sucks.--CaptainInsano 12:03, 16 October 2006 (PDT)
What king of question is that? I do.--CaptainInsano 12:06, 16 October 2006 (PDT)

Re: Vandal Template

Definitely Template:Vandal2. --SilvaStorm


Surprised you got banned Fan99, youve been here for quite a while. -- Iron Man  Send a message  View contributions  10:41, 17 October 2006 (PDT)

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