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I'm sorry I had to remove the awards that you listed in the main Lost article, as it is redundant with our main article, Awards. However as you seem to have compiled a large list, please do add any new information to the actual Awards article from the last version of the Lost article. Thanks! -- Contrib¯ _Santa_ ¯  Talk  01:17, 4 March 2007 (PST)

  • Awesome job so far, Jen! Thanks for all that work. We may fix some minor formating when your done (I don't want to make you bump into an edit conflict now), but it looks great. --PandoraX 05:50, 5 March 2007 (PST)
  • PS: If you need help with your sig, please check this page: Help:Signatures... right now yours is showing as an empty template, and you have to go through the other steps to get it to show up as a custom sig. Or if you don't want a custom sig, you can just sign your name with the Button sig button. Take care!
  • You're doing fine... don't worry about formating, that can always be tweaked later, we know not all new editors are familiar with them and it's no big deal... the content is more important. As for edit conflicts, they are a pain, aren't they (I hope I didn't cause one with the insertion of the images). What I do is edit subsections, and before hitting "save page", I cut the entire code out. If it hits an edit conflict, I can paste it as a block so the work is not lost. Then I view the history to see what the other person edited in, and if it's of value, I put that in too. It's a pain, but it is better than losing a big block of text or lots of small edits. Hope that helps. And don't worry about the sig... that was just FYI info if you wanted to know. --PandoraX 06:10, 5 March 2007 (PST)
  • Hey Jen, just another brief note :) I don't want to distract you too much because I know you are hard at work. But just FYI, the nice thing about wikis is, nothing is ever lost for good so long as it is saved... even if it is reverted or deleted. To view old edits, click the "history" tab, and then click the dates to see what the page looked like on that date, and then click edit from there to see the code for that date. You can even see the differences between edits from that page; for instance, here is the difference between what you wrote, before it was taken off: [1]... hopefully, that might help you not have to write some of the stuff you are working on now over again. We're glad you found the site useful and now making contributions... once again, welcome :) --PandoraX 06:40, 5 March 2007 (PST)

Table Idea

  • Don't worry about it, I'm happy to make the table (and if you want to learn more about wiki tables, you can read this page: Wikipedia:Tables). I think I'll do that so that it's easier to find info, I just wanted to get your feedback first, because I didn't want to go through and major edit that someone who just added all that content might disagree with. I'll start it and you can see what it looks like; if you need any help understanding how to edit the table and add more stuff in the future, feel free to ask. --PandoraX 08:20, 5 March 2007 (PST)
  • Hey Jen, here's an example of a table I made for the awards page, I think it could work: [2] (and here's the same one with alternating light blue/lighter blue for easier reading of different awards of the same year: [3]) Just to give you an idea... what do you think? I will probably work on it some more, but right now I have to go meet a friend. You are welcome to edit my sandbox if you can use my example templates, and move over more info from the other page, and then we can cut and paste it to the main page when it's finished... but you don't have to if you don't have time... I'll work on it more later. Just thought I'd let you see the formatting idea. Thanks and take care! --PandoraX 09:23, 5 March 2007 (PST)

Here is the code to add more if you want (change to Awards2 if you want light blue):


  • Hey Jen! Looks good, thanks for helping. What I'm going to do is: 1) make a different subsection in the sandbox, so I can work up while you are working down, so we can do separate things. 2) If you don't mind, I'm going to make it one shade, and then just put content in for now. I think it's best if do the color alternating afterwards, and then, to do all of one award for one shade (including different years). If we do that step last, it'll be easier. Hope that made sense. --PandoraX 12:27, 5 March 2007 (PST)
  • No problem! I'm going slow too cuz I'm helping a friend at the same time with something else :) Take your time because when it's in a sandbox, no one is really waiting on a half finished page. --PandoraX 14:28, 5 March 2007 (PST)
  • Just noticed the new page was much longer and then saw this msg... good work!! :D I'll move it over and start doing the image tagging thing... thanks so much for helping! You're a great collaborater :) --PandoraX 14:41, 5 March 2007 (PST)

Hey Jen, I see we are working on similar things again... great! WHat I did was make a new cat for audio and sound guys on the crew. I can work from the awards list top up while you go bottom down again, if you want. Frank Marrone was ok there, were you trying to delete him? (taking all the content off the page won't delete a page anyway, just ask me or one of the other sysops to do it, or nominate it with a {{delete}} tag. You've got the right idea, though, I think I will make a new area on templates for sound guys, too. Thanks again!~ --PandoraX 07:11, 6 March 2007 (PST)

  • Oh, and sorry to keep bugging you, but so you know... we now use templates {{ep|xxxx}} or {{crossref|xxxx}} in almost all the articles. For example, typing {{crossref|1x01}} shows up as ("Pilot, Part 1"). Again, you're doing a great job! --PandoraX 07:24, 6 March 2007 (PST)
  • Oh, just don't forget the "ep|" at the beginning--you can see the templates at: Template:Ep. All crossref does is make it smaller and puts it in parentheses. So in other words, if you are talking about an episode in a sentence (i.e. "Hurley found a jar of marmalade in "Pilot, Part 1"") you would use ep, but if you just add it afterwards as a citation or source later, you would use crossref (i.e. "Pickett claimed that he was a trapeze artist in a former life, and that's why he is now afraid of clowns. ("The Cost of Living")) --PandoraX 07:37, 6 March 2007 (PST)
  • No problem.. I think you seem like a fast learner, anyway, and only telling you some of this stuff because you seem interested in doing more on the wiki, site-wide. A lot of newer users, we understand if they don't use the conventions all the time, and the older ones will help edit the format. If you have quick questions to ask, you might also want to try chat... I'm in there now, just give me a buzz. Sometimes it is easier to talk that way than going back and forth on the wiki, but we are always happy to help. --PandoraX 07:43, 6 March 2007 (PST)
  • One more thought, Jen. I think I'm going to keep the award nominations info general for minor crew on their articles (instead of saying which year they were nom'd, just write "They have been nominated for ____). The main reason is because I think with most of the minor crew pages, those won't get updated often, so best just to keep it general so it isn't incomplete. --PandoraX 08:21, 6 March 2007 (PST)

(Former location of Assistance Medal)

  • Jen yeah, any new pages on crew that are mentioned on Awards but don't have their own crew stub pages yet are fair game for their own articles, I think. :) I will work on it more myself when my friend is gone. Oh, if you ever get bored and are just looking for what's needed on the site, you can check job list, that's where many of us post projects for improving the site (and you can propose stuff also). --PandoraX 09:23, 6 March 2007 (PST)
  • Yeah, it takes a bit to get used to this place, but people are always supportive of hardworking editors who want to learn and add constructive things to the site. :D Great job with the Benoit sound guys, you went to more trouble with searches than I would have even hehe. Makes me think I should spend more time on the ones I do. PS: I'm a reality TV junkie, too! :)--PandoraX 19:52, 6 March 2007 (PST)
  • Congratulations. I just wanted you to know that both Pan and I were really thrilled with the hard work you put into researching this article. I was about to drop you the award, but see that she got around to it already. Good job! -- Contrib¯ _Santa_ ¯  Talk  00:23, 9 March 2007 (PST)


Thanks once again for the offer of this sort of stuff, Jen :) For episode transcripts, we have a pretty standard format and a regular who does them for us already (Spooky, who also posts them up for other sites, and has consistently done them since the beginning of Lost), so I think we're good on that. If you want to try your hand at this tedious task, you could look at an Official Lost Podcast transcript--like one of the earlier ones. You can find the links to listen on that article page. The instructions are on Talk:Portal:Official_Lost_Podcast It's the sort of thing that's a labor of love, because it takes several hours, and we tend to transcribe even the inane chatter between Damon & Carlton. You can see the earlier ones like from last Winter and Spring have no transcripts yet, and 'claim' one if you'd like (I would avoid 11/24/05 and 1/09/05 as your first one, because they're different from the others/long). I'll probably work on 11/28/05 today. It's a slow and boring project, but it makes lostpedia unique; no one else has a collection of podcasts written out like we do. Even though 95% of the stuff is lame, 5% can include valuable insights to the show, so it's a nice resource. --PandoraX 06:36, 7 March 2007 (PST)


  • Hey Jen, I hope you don't mind... we don't usually have other people touch other people's personal pages, etc.... but I just edited your sig so that you'd have something that wasn't a red link, so when you sign notes, people can be directed to the right page. Just a simple style but you should definitely change it to your personal preferences and tastes, I am not trying to suggest anything about how you should design that. Hope it helped rather than hindered! Take care... --PandoraX 11:38, 8 March 2007 (PST)
Hi Jen, I think I can fix your sig. I'll just have a go now --Nickb123 (Talk) 16:28, 12 March 2007 (PDT)
Hey will you try it now for me please? --Nickb123 (Talk) 16:39, 12 March 2007 (PDT)

Right try again now, I've removed all your complicated font sizes, so it should be simple now --Nickb123 (Talk) 16:46, 12 March 2007 (PDT)

K I have rebuilt it now completely and it should work. If not there must be a preferences issue --Nickb123 (Talk) 16:51, 12 March 2007 (PDT)
K at the top of your page, click "my preferences". Under nickname write in completely deleting what was there before User:Jen23md/autosig}} - make sure raw sigs is ticked and try one more time lol. We'll get there --Nickb123 (Talk) 16:55, 12 March 2007 (PDT)
  • Fixed it for you. And thanks for your great work so far. -Mr.Leaf 16:57, 12 March 2007 (PDT)



First of all. No problem with the sig, if you have any questions feel free to ask. Secondly, Nick will probably respond too but I thought I would help well I could. Yes, the actual podcast pages are just summaries of the podcasts. And yes, Official Lost Podcast/February 12, 2007 is not a stub. If you ever notice any articles that you don't think are stubs feel free to remove the stub tag, it can always be re-added later by another user if they think it is still a stub. I removed the stub tag from that article. I'm not exactly sure what you mean by the rest of your post. However you might want to talk a look at Portal:Official Lost Podcast, as it is the main page for the ABC podcasts. It contains links to all the related pages for each podcast/transcript. If you still have your question, feel free to ask me or another Sysop and we'll try to answer.

P.S. If you ever are linking to a page such as the podcast use [[PAGENAME]] instead of an external link as it is much easier. Thanks again. -Mr.Leaf 19:08, 12 March 2007 (PDT)

Hi Jen, I understand the other part of your post I think. Is it that when I'm on the transcript I have no actual link to the summary other than from the main Official Podcast guide page? I agree with you, a link should be given to the summary article from the transcript. I'll see about doing this. Thanks for pointing it out! --Nickb123 (Talk) 13:34, 13 March 2007 (PDT)



  • Please see an email I just sent you. Thanks, --Nickb123 (Talk) 11:08, 1 May 2009 (UTC)

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