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Theory Tab with New Look Wiki

With the new look wiki, just wondering if we will still have the "Theory" tab feature. As a beta tester, I've been told this is unique to Lostpedia and that you were one of the creators. Appreciate your feedback. --Just Sayin' JSTalk LBC LBCTalk eMail 18:29, October 4, 2010 (UTC)

I'm aware it doesn't work with the new look. I'm not sure what it would take to get it working. Also, at this point, I'm not sure we really need it anymore since the series has ended. If still needed, perhaps we could utilize a header template instead of a tab.    Jabberwock    talk    contribs    email   - 20:08, October 4, 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for your response. I started a blog to keep everyone informed of the New Look progress. This morning I posted a thread discussion about whether we still need Theory page links from the main articles. If you want to keep up with the responses you can do so at The NEW LOOK Wiki is Coming - Updates - Comments - Questions Thanks Again --Just Sayin' JSTalk LBC LBCTalk eMail 13:25, October 5, 2010 (UTC)

LOSTpedia Skin?

There is some initial alarm about the "new look" transition. Is there a timeframe for when a Lostpedia theme will be available for our site?

It may be helpful, for an Adm/Beauracrat to add some information or commentary to our blog at The NEW LOOK Wiki is Coming - Updates - Comments - Questions. Any information and support you can offer is appreciated. Thanks --Just Sayin' JSTalk LBC LBCTalk eMail 15:43, October 6, 2010 (UTC)


Hi Jabrwocky. The new theme looks great :) One problem - the top has been pushed down, which is something we are now asking that people don't do (I know we allowed it with Monaco). It looks like the main reason is to show the plane at the top? How about moving that to the right? I asked one of designers to tweak the background, and to reduce the file size somewhat - 300kb is very large to be loaded on every page. I'll put the result up now - please tell me what you think -- Sannse (help forum | blog) 01:24, October 12, 2010 (UTC)


Hi there i made an error when editing this page could you fix it the info box is gone

Thank you Jabrwocky7 --15-Ford 18:32, October 12, 2010 (UTC)


Please see User talk:Gaarmyvet#S7. I am extremely suspicious of a user who has made a grand total of two edits, one of which is the grant an award, but I don't have checkuser. Please help us out here. Thanks. --Jim in Georgia Contribs Talk 16:27, October 19, 2010 (UTC)

Header suggestion

Hi Jabrwocky! Love the theme, but the blue header seems to blend in with the ocean. How about a shade of green to suggest the verdant green of the Island? Just an idea, Cheers----CadmiumX99 06:38, November 20, 2010 (UTC)


I have learned that we can suppress the appearance of the "Added by:" line on thumbnails by inserting the following into the CSS:

.WikiaArticle .picture-attribution {display:none;}

It works on some other wikis I manage.

I know I CAN edit the CSS but I consider it to be your turf.


--Jim in Georgia Contribs Talk 16:48, January 11, 2011 (UTC)

That's great news! We've already found a way around it with a new template, and it will be a pain to go back and change them all again. But at least it will make it easier to remember again.--Baker1000 20:13, January 11, 2011 (UTC)
I would hold off on CSS changes for a little bit. They just upgraded Lostpedia to Mediawiki 1.16 and I have already noticed a CSS issue. The background image isn't staying fixed anymore.    Jabberwock    talk    contribs    email   - 23:11, January 11, 2011 (UTC)
Is that the reason why we're seeing hidden fields appearing on templates? For example, the infobox on episode articles: "The End". Also the nav-boxes at the top and bottom of the articles are just plain now. These are just a few issues which have occurred today, and are apparently present on zh-lostpedia too.--Baker1000 00:07, January 12, 2011 (UTC)

Requests for administration

Hi Jabberwocky, I'm FedericoF. I wrote to you for the requests for administration page, is a page where the users vote to other featured users who have good editions and they deserve the charge of administration. I wanted to ask you if you want to name one of them administrator of Lostpedia (if they're more, better, the majority on that list have good editions). Thanks.

--   FedericoF    talk    contribuctions    twitter 20:23, April 25, 2011 (UTC)
This page is unnecessary and redundant. Please see Lostpedia:SysOps for more information.    Jabberwock    talk    contribs    email   - 17:05, April 26, 2011 (UTC)


--   FedericoF    talk    contribuctions    twitter 01:23, April 27, 2011 (UTC)

Request for updates to Template:Ep


I have created an improved version of Template:Ep, and also identified many possibilities for imporvements for some of its sub-templates. Please read the following sections on the template's talk page: New version, with fixes and custom text functionality and Changes needed to sub-templates. Please let me know if you don't agree with anything I proposed. Thanks. --Mondotta 07:33, July 18, 2011 (UTC)

It's been a busy week, but I'll to take a look at this soon. Please be patient.    Jabberwock    talk    contribs    email   - 03:05, July 23, 2011 (UTC)

Hey, just to remind you that this still needs looking at if you have time when you next visit. I would gladly do it myself, but I thought I should leave it to you since you are the expert with templates on the wiki.--Baker1000 15:56, September 2, 2011 (UTC)

Chat Feature

Is there any chance, we could activate the CHAT feature for Lostpedia? --Just Sayin' JSTalk LBC LBCTalk eMail 15:17, July 31, 2011 (UTC)

Since I didn't hear from you, I took this request to Gaarmyvet and he has activated the Chat Feature. I know you're busy, so hope you don't mind. Thanks...--Just Sayin' JSTalk LBC LBCTalk eMail 01:18, August 2, 2011 (UTC)
No problem. I went ahead and activated the other features as well except for the comments. That will need further review.    Jabberwock    talk    contribs    email   - 01:26, August 2, 2011 (UTC)
I recommend against comments. They're in use on another wiki (Alphas) and they replace talk pages. VERY messy.--Jim in Georgia Contribs Talk 01:30, August 2, 2011 (UTC)
I suspected as much. It might work OK for a new wikia, but harder to transition an old one.    Jabberwock    talk    contribs    email   - 01:38, August 2, 2011 (UTC)
Thanks! Agreed regarding comments. From what I've seen from our users, I think most would also agree. --Just Sayin' JSTalk LBC LBCTalk eMail 01:34, August 2, 2011 (UTC)


Thank you very much! This is genuinely unexpected. I will use them wisely.--Baker1000 19:15, August 2, 2011 (UTC)


Since you are possibly, can you make a new featured article? It's a new month :) --Station7 20:51, September 1, 2011 (UTC)

Sorry, I was out of town. This has been updated.    Jabberwock    talk    contribs    email   - 16:14, September 5, 2011 (UTC)
I understand. Thank you very much. --Station7 17:23, September 5, 2011 (UTC)


Snce you're Bureaucrat, this user:LOSTFANFORETERNITY used bad words in this blog. Also notice that he has been removing things from his talk page, while Lostpedia's rules say that it has to stay at Lostpedia talk page. --Station7 16:59, September 2, 2011 (UTC)

And he also insulted users without reason.

--   FedericoF    talk    contribuctions    twitter 17:07, September 2, 2011 (UTC)
I was here so I took him out of the picture for a year.--Jim in Georgia Contribs Talk 18:52, September 2, 2011 (UTC)
Thank you very much Gaarmyvet. --Station7 18:59, September 2, 2011 (UTC)

About the template Infobox Piece from Lostpedia in Spanish

Hi Jabrwocky7, I created this template on es-Lostpedia, that's the equivalent to the template Infobox Piece here, the only problem is I don't know how to put that "play button". I'm sure it's something related to the MediaWiki pages, because I can see in the articles that are using that template this: <mp3 url="a link"/>. I'd really appreciate if you can help me. Namaste. :)

--   FedericoF    talk    contribuctions    twitter 01:30, October 30, 2011 (UTC)

Hulu video widget removal


I wanted to get in touch and let you know that a test that we are running here is coming to an end. Back in the summer we added a Hulu video widget to your right rail which allowed you to view relevant videos from Hulu. We are working on our own new video products, so will be removing this widget for now. When we remove them, Special:HuluVideoPanel will also be removed.

You can continue to have Hulu videos as part of your wiki by embedding them within your articles. We plan to remove the widgets on next Tuesday January 17th. I contacted you since Baker1000 suggested I do so. If I should post this message somewhere else, please let me know. Also, let me know if you have any further questions and thank you for letting us test out this new idea. Cheers, --Sarah (help forum | blog) 21:27, January 12, 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for the update. I don't see any problems with the removal.    Jabberwock    talk    contribs    email   - 21:34, January 12, 2012 (UTC)
Thank you for the quick update! --Sarah (help forum | blog) 21:37, January 12, 2012 (UTC)

Is your Polldaddy MediaWiki still working on the new skin? If so mind telling me what page to add it to> --Gallantmon Golden Mode 23:36, May 8, 2012 (UTC)