2 hour block stop you from going on your little spree here and save a lot of revert work. See Lostpedia:Ideas/Episode numbering‎ and contribute there before taking unilateral action.  Robert K S   tell me  05:04, 9 May 2009 (UTC)

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Hey there, Joshtopher27. When you post messages to talk pages, please remember to sign your remarks by typing four tildes (~~~~) or by using the Button sig button on the edit toolbar. Thanks and happy editing!  Sam McPherson  T  C  E  01:58, 1 June 2009 (UTC)

2 Quick things

Hi. Just a couple of things I wanted to point out to you:

  • 1) When you're making a wiki link, it consists of two parts ("[[Article name|Link description]]"). The first part is what article you want to link to, and the second part is what you want the link to say. It looks like you've already figured this out, but I wanted to say that, if you leave out one of the parts, it will use whatever text you put in as both the article name and the link description (ie: the code "[[Jack Shephard]]" will be displayed as Jack Shephard and link to the same page). The reason I bring this up is because there's no reason to make a link like "[[Jack Shephard|Jack Shephard]]" which I've seen you do in a number of places.
  • 2) The casting information for the episodes typically goes by the episode or press release credits. So, for example, Fredric Lane being cast as Edward Mars but credited as the marshall should appear in a link like "[[Fredric Lane]] - [[Edward Mars|The marshall]]" or "Fredric Lane - The marshall".

Thanks, and happy editing. :)  Jimbo the Tubby  talk  contributions  21:10, 2 August 2009 (UTC)

Well on the some of the pages for Edward Mars it lists him as "the Marshal", and as "Edward Mars" so the consistency is totally off. There's also other pages that have consistency errors with other pages. I'm just trying to help the consistency of the pages but if that's a problem I can stop. I mean if we're giving "Follow the Leader" centricity to Richard, even though it really is considered to be none-centric anywhere else (i.e. Wikipedia), then I don't see why we have to go by what the press release says. Like with Tom Friendly, in "Exodus, Part 2" he's labeled as "Bearded Man" and I left that like that because that's all we knew him as, but then once we found out his name, then we would change it to say "Tom Friendly". Mars' name was known since the first episode or so, so why go by "The Marshal" if we know his name? --Joshtopher27 22:30, 2 August 2009 (UTC)

  • Because that's how he was credited. In episodes where he's listed as "Mr. Friendly", that's what we should list. Similarly with episodes where he's listed as "Mr. Friendly/Tom" or just "Tom". The consistency comes from that you're following the actual ABC credits. There's a lot of episode articles where character names are inconsistent with the credits, however, so if you notice any of those, please feel free to fix them.  Jimbo the Tubby  talk  contributions  21:08, 3 August 2009 (UTC)


Just curious why you removed the section about the new cast from Talk:Portal:Main Characters. Was it a spoiler issue?  Jimbo the Tubby  talk  contributions  20:14, November 21, 2009 (UTC)

I just said that in the press release for the premiere Frank, Richard and Ilana were now officially main characters, but then I thought it could somehow still be considered a spoiler so I just removed it. No biggie. --Joshtopher27 09:32, November 22, 2009 (UTC)
Fair enough, just curious. If you're interested, there's a discussion going on at Lostpedia talk:Spoiler Policy about this. Cheers. :)  Jimbo the Tubby  talk  contributions  18:40, November 22, 2009 (UTC)
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