Lost Soul
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Michael Emerson Interview

It's been posted as coming soon for quite a while now. Just wondering whether or not it has been cancelled/ when it is going to be ready.

Lostpedia Toolbar

Already being worked on, you mind reader you! -- Plkrtn  talk  contribs  email  11:31, 6 March 2007 (PST)

its my name with all the vowels removed. What do you mean not again, (on Talk:Liam Pace/Theories) -- Plkrtn  talk  contribs  email  11:49, 6 March 2007 (PST)

See Mr. Locke's theory page. Many lolz. Princess Dharma (banned)


Update, on that, I bulleted and highlighted some key points in what you wrote for Ana Lucia. Does that look ok?--Peppergirl 10:42, 28 May 2007 (PDT)

Hey, that's ok- admittedley i was getting a bit confused, it just asked for things to look neater by using bullets and emphasis on major crimes, although it's hard to maintain that while making it more analytical. --Peppergirl 10:38, 28 May 2007 (PDT)

Here's Your Bundle of Joy

To be honest, I had a hard time figuring out who you'd be, but I choose Michael, so now you're on there. --Mr. Crabby (Talk) 13:04, 9 March 2007 (PST)

Re: Theories Templates

Thanks for the support, and yes I have seen enter 77, very good episode. --   Dee4leeds  talk  contribs  all  01:09, 10 March 2007 (PST)

I was thinking to keep them as close as possible to the normal navigation counterparts, making the theory pages feel like an extension of the main page not just another page. --   Dee4leeds  talk  contribs  all  01:14, 10 March 2007 (PST)
Going to do some more soon, just need to be in the right state fo mind. --   Dee4leeds  talk  contribs  all  01:17, 10 March 2007 (PST)
  • Hello, Lost Soul. I think that those theory templates look great. However, it would be a great hassle to continually updating them with all of the new theory pages popping up. It would take a long amount of time to do what I said earlier. However, with that said, it still would be a great idea to implement. With that said, hold off until other sysops would give their approval (e.g. santa, jabberwock, plk), but overall, the temps look good. P.S. You might want to drop in IRC to discuss with the other sysops later in the day. Regards, Marik7772003 08:45, 10 March 2007 (PST)
Just dropping in to tell you am going to add the template to theory pages now. You can help if you want. :D --   Dee4leeds  talk  contribs  all  01:36, 18 March 2007 (PDT)
As long as there are no complaints about these ones. --   Dee4leeds  talk  contribs  all  02:47, 18 March 2007 (PDT)
No problem, your doing it alot quicker! --   Dee4leeds  talk  contribs  all  03:04, 18 March 2007 (PDT)
Yeah I've seen it and its quite a good all round episode, some interesting develpings. --   Dee4leeds  talk  contribs  all  07:19, 18 March 2007 (PDT)


  • Well it isn't. The guy is making the old Lostpedia come alive again in the Trivia section. If you very random information in bullet points try to petition for it to be back to that way.--CaptainInsano 10:51, 10 March 2007 (PST)


Hey, for book covers I would use "promotional" I think. For flags, I don't think copyright is necessarily applicable, its more "PD-ineligible" I think. Mini images are technically the same as what they would be big, so "tv-screenshot" or "promotional" - however I think portal images are so low-res and pixel that they actually don't fall under copyright restriction, but its always better to tag them than not if you've got the free time! Lastly, userpage images depends on the source really. Naturally if you've taken a photo yourself then you can use the right template for that, but for many other ones their copyright is ineligible as its publicly released on the net. However, some fall under Creative Commons Licensing - which I don't think requires a template.

Sorry, Plkrtn is sometimes the best to ask about fair use rules. Hope my input helps. If you have some specific examples you're unsure on, feel free to link me to em. Thanks for all your work on em, --Nickb123 (Talk) 15:15, 10 March 2007 (PST)

Deceptions and cons

I really like it. Looking good.-- Dagg talk contribs4 8 01:21, 11 March 2007 (PST)


  • Please investigate issues of copyright and fair use, as you seem to be eliminating many images you consider to be "galleries". Some of these are promotional images, and are very different in nature from screencaps from broadcast episodes of Disney content. Also some images you have removed contain descriptive captions. The word "gallery" used either in the article, or interpretively by you, does not necessarily define the existence of, or lack or, fair-use practices. -- Contrib¯ _Santa_ ¯  Talk  05:06, 11 March 2007 (PDT)
  • Use of the <gallery></gallery> by itself does not denote or define violation of fair use. You may also examine the copyright tag attached to each image for further clarification of the type of image being used. If this is confusing to you, please do not remove images. -- Contrib¯ _Santa_ ¯  Talk  05:35, 11 March 2007 (PDT)
  • It's all good, don't worry. I just didn't want further images being indiscriminately removed. However, don't stop watching for this: If it's a collection of episode content from Lost, without explanatory or descriptive value, then chances are you are fine removing it, for example a gallery in an episode article, or character article. -- Contrib¯ _Santa_ ¯  Talk  05:40, 11 March 2007 (PDT)

Re: Clues Page

Hey! Well basically im reformatting them so they all look the same, and can be read by someone who hasn done TLE before, so they can find out exactly what happened, plus alot of the pages need updating anyway so its fulfilling to do so lol. Aaaaand, Im doing Psychology, ICT, and Sociology (was doing Biology but i got rid of that 'cos it got annoying lol. --Lewis-Talk-Contribs 13:39, 13 March 2007 (PDT)

Oh are you in Year 11 then? What did you pick? My a-levels im not really into anymore, i do what i can but.. i dunno my hearts not into it lol --Lewis-Talk-Contribs 13:43, 13 March 2007 (PDT)
Blimy that like my idea of a nightmare lol, hate foreign languages and english just makes me sleep. :p Good luck though :D and i take it that means your doing your GCSE's soon so good luck! You'd have your french oral next week too if your on the right course so good luck for that and get revising :p --Lewis-Talk-Contribs 03:21, 14 March 2007 (PDT)


Thanks for your help categorizing images. Just in case you didn't know Category:Images has all the different image categories that you'd need and Special:Uncategorizedimages is a good place to start categorizing. Thanks again. --Mr. Crabby (Talk) 13:37, 16 March 2007 (PDT)

  • I looked at the category and it says "Photos on or of the Island." So I'd guess pretty much everything goes. If you are still unsure ask User:GoodRom since he created the category in the first place. --Mr. Crabby (Talk) 06:09, 17 March 2007 (PDT)
    • That's one of the reasons I like this place over Wikipedia. The community is much smaller, so you can get to know other users. Thanks for helping with the photos, it really means a lot to me. --Mr. Crabby (Talk) 06:44, 17 March 2007 (PDT)
  • I did Exodus 1 and 2, and Special. I think that's all. Thanks for helping. --Mr. Crabby (Talk) 09:03, 17 March 2007 (PDT)
  • An update: I have done all three season 3 episodes, just letting you know. --Mr. Crabby (Talk) 14:18, 17 March 2007 (PDT)

  • Hey, you put the Images to be replaced template on a few images earlier due to the fact that they had the ABC watermark. However as Lost is broadcast on ABC the majority of our images especially of the more reason episodes will have the ABC watermark on them. it is something we don't worry about. The lost-media or other lost fan site watermarks are the things we prefer not be here, so any images with those feel free to add the replace tag, however not ones with the ABC watermark. Hope you understand. Thanks again. -Mr.Leaf 18:12, 17 March 2007 (PDT)
If you want to try and go through and get rid of the logo on any images you find that is fine, however it really isn't a huge problem and 99% of the Season 3 images will likely have the logo or the HD symbol. It is an inevitable problem we will run into. And some of the Season 1 or Season 2 images will have it to. I don't mind if you want to go through and replace those, but when I go through the pictures that need to be replaced category to replace them I'd prefer that there weren't 50 or more images in the category (as there would be if we marked all those with ABC logos) and that there were just the few that really need replacing such as those with lost media watermarks, etc. Thanks again -Mr.Leaf 09:25, 18 March 2007 (PDT)

Wikify Template

  • It looks good to me, although I think it could easily be over used. I'd suggest start by putting on a few pages and see what other users thing. Also, posting Category:Wikify on the Job list would help get attention. -Mr.Leaf 10:17, 18 March 2007 (PDT)
Done. -Mr.Leaf 10:05, 21 March 2007 (PDT)


I wish I knew that myself. To tell you the truth I'm not entirely sure. I know I've done all of Season 3, ?, Special, and Raised by Another. Sorry I don't have a better answer. Thanks for your help, though. --Mr. Crabby (Talk) 05:47, 25 March 2007 (PDT)

Nikki and Paulo

  • The press release for Further Instructions says that "Claire catches Nikki and Paulo in Jack's tent" or something. Damon or Carlton said on a podcast that there was a scene of them in his tent that was deleted. ShadowUltra 08:58, 31 March 2007 (PDT)


It was just a little idea I had a while ago, as in a lot of our ep articles, there's a synopsis full and pics, and then underneath its all boring prose. I was inspired by the Animals article, which had a little DHARMA logo and image of Cerberus. I thought it might be an idea to do the same on other pages, small iconic images that keep reader attention. I might try and get it made policy I guess. Thanks for your feedback! --Nickb123 (Talk) 06:02, 6 April 2007 (PDT)

I'm just reviewing the edits now. I don't mind what he's done to the Season articles, giving number of eps main cast have featured in in a bracket. However, I agree its not necessary on character articles as they are main cast, and as you say all their goings on are now cross-referenced. I'll message him, and then if you're free can you help me revert? --Nickb123 (Talk) 04:01, 9 April 2007 (PDT)
Haha, I cut my losses and just colored the wikitable. I can't be doing with Pandora's old flashback one, it doesn't make sense and is too dynamic. Sometimes you just need solid old design like the wikitable is --Nickb123 (Talk) 06:59, 11 April 2007 (PDT)
Oh P.S. can you do pics? I dunno how to resize them other than manually on Paint every time. --Nickb123 (Talk) 07:00, 11 April 2007 (PDT)
I'm happy to help with pics. If it's useful, once the content is created I can just blitz through and create small pic files for each item. (New tables are looking very good by the way)--TechNic|talk|conts 07:10, 11 April 2007 (PDT)
Erm I think finish it first off in sandbox to add on to Dagg's template, then implement the whole thing site wide :-) --Nickb123 (Talk) 07:25, 11 April 2007 (PDT)
Can you do anything to bring your file sizes down a little? With a bit of tweakage you should be able to get a decent looking 90px jpg down to only a couple of Kb. We're going a bit graphics heavy with these tables, so anything that can be down to reduce download times would be good.--TechNic|talk|conts 09:10, 11 April 2007 (PDT)
Should be options when you go to "save as". I just tend to tinker with them till I get a decent balance between size and quality.--TechNic|talk|conts 09:19, 11 April 2007 (PDT)
No, don't let it stop you. I use Fireworks so can't really help with Photoshop - Here's a useful article though: Saving for web.--TechNic|talk|conts 09:35, 11 April 2007 (PDT)


Yes, looking great :). You don't necessarily need to change all the pages to use Nav-Jack though, since you already redirected Nav-JackFlash to Nav-Jack. For example, Thai boy is already using the new template.-- Dagg talk contribs4 8 08:46, 11 April 2007 (PDT)

Nah some of it interlinks. However, I personally question doing Item cats for the Pearl computer, orientation, U-matic, peumatic tube, swan computer, swan orientation, swan speakers, flame computer. I'd wanna remove the cat from these and then from the portal - it'd make a huge diff --Nickb123 (Talk) 10:25, 11 April 2007 (PDT)
Meh no matter, I just personally think they belong elsewhere. Anyway, finished doing the tabling now :-) finally! --Nickb123 (Talk) 10:56, 11 April 2007 (PDT)
Still quite a few pics to go yet, but yeah I think it looks good. As soon as its finished I'll move it over to Portal:Items, and then we can go through em the item pages with the new template style --Nickb123 (Talk) 11:02, 11 April 2007 (PDT)

Mediawiki CSS

This site looks like it has the answer you need. I haven't made this change before, but it looks like it would work: wikidev.net.    Jabberwock    talk    contribs    email   - 15:30, 17 April 2007 (PDT)


Hi. I use Intervideo WinDVD4. I think the latest version is now 8, but I got 4 with my PC. It means I can cap from DVD very easily, but not from other formats ;-) --TechNic|talk|conts 04:00, 21 April 2007 (PDT)


Hey there - See the same site I sent you before [1]. The background image we use is pretty big (1941 x 220px) and part of the lostbook skin.

body {
	font: x-small sans-serif;
	background: url(hawaii2.jpg) 0 0 no-repeat;
	color: black;
	margin: 0;
	padding: 0;

   Jabberwock    talk    contribs    email   - 07:55, 5 May 2007 (PDT)

Your User Page

Just to tell you, I think your userpage looks absolutely great! While this probably isn't particularly important or vital to anything, would you mind helping me to create something in a similar sort of style for myself? Thanks! --Major Despard 04:22, 8 May 2007 (PDT)

Yeah, I'm pretty busy with stuff at the moment, so it's understandable. Well, maybe some other time - but I'll have a look at the link. Thanks anyway. --Major Despard 23:49, 17 May 2007 (PDT)


Yah, thanks, I actually had that in mind. I'm working very slowly, but I hope to get criticism of the timeslots and the nine-month wait between Season 3 and 4. Thanks for your interest. If you have any more ideas, please tell me, or add them onto the page. --Mr. Crabby (Talk) 05:34, 28 May 2007 (PDT)

Bodies in the waterfall

Hello, thanks for your message. There is a picture somewhere on site, which is where I made the comparrison. I can't seen to find the page now, but as soon as I locate it, I will post the page. TheLostLostie 08:13, 31 May 2007 (PDT)


Hey, I would personally leave em but then again I don't think catting images really at all is necessary due to the gallery extension which lets you search titles. But anywayz, if you were doing it I'd say definitely the former where you're using ...|<episode name>]] as opposed to the Pilot images one. --Nickb123 (Talk) 08:16, 1 June 2007 (PDT)

Sorry I meant this Special:Newimages --Nickb123 (Talk) 08:33, 1 June 2007 (PDT)

Criticism of Lost

I moved Criticism of Lost from my user sub page, so now its an official article. Just wanted to say thanks for your help. --Mr. Crabby (Talk) 13:52, 3 June 2007 (PDT)


Hello Lost Soul. Just letting you know that I wrote a comment on the 'Template:Defautsort' talk page. I hope you'll see my reasoning, but I'm not very good at explaining technical stuff, so if anything seems unclear, please leave me a message on my talk page and I'll try to clarify. Although I tried to explain why a template of that name is not needed (and would likely do more harm than good) on Lostpedia , I like your usage guide for the 'defaultsort' function, with the example adapted to Lostpedia. I think it could even form an interesting basis for a complete Lostpedia help page that could group explanations about several available features that can be of interest to Lostpedia users. It could perhaps be adapted, for example, from Wikipedia's page Help:Magic words, from where we would select some of the features most likely to be generally useful to Lostpedia users and add Lostpedia-speficic examples of use. What do you think? -- Cheers (talk) 08:52, 6 June 2007 (PDT)

I was thinking maybe a small selection from the list at [2]. Of course, they're not used everyday and I'm not sure which would be the most useful to most users. Probably the classics about the TOC, the variables that are commonly used in templates, defaultsort, a few others. It may be better to keep our list minimal, starting with just a few, and then add info on more features on a case by case basis if and when a particular need appears to arise. -- Cheers (talk) 09:13, 6 June 2007 (PDT)
I suggest the following:
  • Step 1: We find or create a suitable page for that information. I reviewed the existing LP pages and I see that, in the Lostpedia:General Usage Guide (LP:GU) page, there's already a tiny "useful terms" section, which currently only mentions two of the TOC-related features. We could use this already existing page and build up this section with more terms. However, that may not be a good solution, because that page is currently a mix of editing policies, tips, netiquette guide, etc. Besides, it is in the Lostpedia namespace and it is currently tagged (albeit perhaps abusively) as a policy page and locked, so that makes it difficult to ameliorate it. The other possibility is to find an appropriate name for a new page and create it. I haven't thought a of a good name. The choice would depend on how broad we want the page's scope to be. Help:Editing may be too broad, unless we want to allow the page to eventually grow and cover other aspects. That could be a good solution if that page is meant to become a split from the current LP:GU page. Or, if we want to limit the page's scope more to what we have discussed above, maybe it could be named Help:Software features or something like that. Ideas?
  • Step 2: We build up the page. Your defaultsort guide is already ready to be included there. The terms from the 'useful terms' section from the LP:GU page could also be copied there, which would seem the appropriate place for it. We (you, me, anyone interested to help) continue to work on the page and make additions as we see fit, eventually adapting some stuff from WM/WP if that seems useful and creating examples adapted to Lostpedia.
-- Cheers (talk) 17:09, 6 June 2007 (PDT)

Lol, don't assume that I know more than you. It's probably the opposite. I'm not a 'tech' person. I just happen to have read parts of the softare manual recently. About the name, I think the important point is that it be clear enough so the average Lostpedia user ('the ALU') can figure it out. Your suggestions are good. 'Magic words' is the term Wikimedia uses, so consistency with WM would be a reason to adopt it. I was afraid that it might be meaningless for the ALU, and 'Software features' might be more readily understood. 'Special tricks' is not bad. I'm tempted to let consistency win and go for 'Magic words'. Anyway, I can't think of an ideal page name, so I'd rather let you decide, hehe. About your last question, we're explicitly _not_ proposing any sort of policy. The page's purpose is not at all to tell users what they must or must not do, it is only to give helpful information that users can use or not. To make that perfectly clear, I think the page would better fit into the 'Help' namespace (i.e. preferably Help:Magic words more than Lostpedia:Magic words). For example, in the list at Help:Contents, pages under the 'Policy' heading are more policies and pages under the 'Help' heading are more help pages. (Other headings seem to cover help stuff, with some guidelines though it). Help pages may include tips, advice and suggestions, but they do not establish policies. Unlike policies or guidelines, help pages generally do not claim a normative role and are freely editable. It's in the same spirit as when you wrote the defaultsort guide/example. You weren't writing a policy, you were giving helpful information and tips. So, yes, I'd say we just go ahead and do it. -- Cheers (talk) 13:08, 7 June 2007 (PDT)

OK. For the moment, I started something in my userspace at User:Cheers/Drafts, so we can work on it and get an idea of what it might look like. (You have, of course, explicit permission to edit my drafts subpage while working on this.) We can also have input from other users and copy the result to a new page when it reaches an acceptable content and form. Whatever content we end up with may also help determine the page name that will best reflect it. -- Cheers (talk) 17:00, 8 June 2007 (PDT)


It will work when we upgrade the Mediawiki software, as this version has an issue with RSS Feeds, which power AVT. -- Plkrtn  talk  contribs  email  11:52, 7 June 2007 (PDT)


Hehehe i know i've been away for a while but i just had to comment on your review lol even though i'll tel lyou how fab it was in the pm's haha IT WAS AWESOME! really well written hun and i loved the images -- LostxAngel


You're not out of line, but I am not at liberty to discuss it on the site. If you really want to know, send me an email.  Plkrtn  talk  contribs  email  05:16, 18 June 2007 (PDT)


Yeah, I stoleage your templates but I did leave you credit for them because I'm good like that <.<. Now to sign the message Jamesie 03:52, 16 July 2007 (PDT)

  • Please, if you don't mind, perhaps in purple or green :)

Jamesie 04:50, 16 July 2007 (PDT)

  • I'll remember, I've done first three disks already

Jamesie 11:49, 16 July 2007 (PDT)

  • I'm up other 48 days now :)

Jamesie 09:59, 23 July 2007 (PDT)


  • When categorizing add like 1x01 or 1x02 or 3x21 in the template. I will change the template to ignore them for now and then if we go with the idea I will set it automatically categorize them. So pretend like the categories are there and use the 1x02 system. If you get what I mean. Let me know if you have any questions. -Mr.Leaf 10:30, 28 July 2007 (PDT)
  • Yep. It shouldn't take too long as the idea doesn't really impact the wiki as a whole, its more a project a few users want to take on. I'll look at it again in a couple minutes and see. -Mr.Leaf 10:35, 28 July 2007 (PDT)
  • Ya, thats fine. Thats the good thing about this template, that it's easy to add and change stuff. Just make sure when you add you add it all 5 variables (you are going to have to add it to the template 5 times) so it works correctly no matter what place you place it in when using the template. -Mr.Leaf 10:32, 29 July 2007 (PDT)
  • Never mind, checked and you added it 5 times so it's all good. Thanks again. -Mr.Leaf 10:34, 29 July 2007 (PDT)

It's totally random, but is there and order you want me to do? --Blueeagleislander 02:05, 31 July 2007 (PDT)

Its part of a new feature I am adding. Give me an hour or so and I'll explain the whole thing when I'm finished. The skinny of it is it will also use template:image to add the copyright template, let us know which images use template:image aren't categorized and on the image page have a list (not only in cat) of what the image is of. Give me a bit more time to work on it. -Mr.Leaf 11:58, 31 July 2007 (PDT)
And yes I do realize, all of the images using template:image right now might be messed up, i promise i will fix it ;)-Mr.Leaf 12:10, 31 July 2007 (PDT)
Okay, done. Basically what I've added is not much. I was just messing around but now you can add a copyright tag to the image using the template as well. Just do something like {{img|Jack|copy=promo}} or whatever. I've updated the Template with instructions on this. I've added a couple other features you don't need to worry about. Such things as cleaning up the template, adding all images that use the template to 1 cat, and creating text on the page that says "This is an image of Jack, Kate, etc" for whatever categories it links to. This is done automatically so the copyright templates are all you need to worry about. -Mr.Leaf 14:51, 31 July 2007 (PDT)
  • Yep, it all works now. Go wild. -Mr.Leaf 10:21, 1 August 2007 (PDT)
  • I might get rid of it but it is just a test at the moment. And if you use template:image to add the copyright template that line appears before the copyright template, see Image:3x14-paulo-tshirt-52.jpg. I am still working on the spacing and breaks and stuff however. -Mr.Leaf 10:35, 1 August 2007 (PDT)
  • I've removed the line of text however it still adds copyright tags. -Mr.Leaf 07:09, 2 August 2007 (PDT)
  • I would add it to the infobox but I think we should sort most of them before we do that. If you want to go for it but I am going away for a couple weeks so won't be doing much around here. Thanks again for your help on the images thing. -Mr.Leaf 06:06, 3 August 2007 (PDT)

Writing contest move

  • Hi LS, thanks for dropping me a note! I have to admit I have not been involved in the writing contest, so I would like to defer any actions to the sysops who are running the contest, since I'm not familiar with the particulars. I believe that nickb123, mr. leaf, and marik7772003 would be more appropriate people to drop the request to, as I don't want to step on their toes. Thanks! -- Contrib¯ _Santa_ ¯  Talk  01:07, 1 August 2007 (PDT)

My sig

Hey, thanks for pointing that out. I'm not sure why it's doing that - I have it at User:97198/sig, and my sig in my preferences is set with {{User:97198/sig}} (on raw signature) but every time I click save and the page reloads it has an added "SUBST:" like {{SUBST:User:97198/sig}}... I'm not sure if that's supposed to happen, or if that's putting the whole code onto talk pages?! Do you know what's stuffing it up, or how I could fix it? Thanks :) •97198 talkcontribs 06:25, 19 August 2007 (PDT)

Ah, right! I don't think I read the instruction manual at Help:Sig properly! Thanks for getting me sorted out! (And let's hope this works! -->) •97198 talkcontribs 07:10, 19 August 2007 (PDT)


  • Are you sure about that bug. Would you mind checking again and grabbing a screenshot if it still happens. I can't seem to recreate it. Thanks -Mr.Leaf 08:58, 23 August 2007 (PDT)
  • Okay, I missed the Improper Category thing completely at first. Small bug but I fixed it. The template was set that there had to be a minimum of one category added for it to work excluding the copyright template but this image didn't have any other so it messed up the template. it's been fixed though. Thanks for pointing it out. -Mr.Leaf 09:05, 23 August 2007 (PDT)

Re: Boo!

Hey, fancy seeing you here :D -AD 06:10, 30 OCTOBER 2007 (AKST)


Well this has always been a bone of contention, but I've always asked people to work in the past tense, simply because we are creating a chronicle of things that we've already seen and are now in the past, both in TV show broadcast terms, and if you put the Lost timeline into the real world.  Plkrtn  talk  contribs  email  07:18, 12 April 2008 (PDT)

your idea for interviews

I personally think its a great idea. The thing that needs some thought is how to incorporate the content in the site. i.e. what kind of article to create, what to name it and where to put it. I dont think there are any articles of this type at present. I'm only however speaking for myself. As a first step, you may want to think up a brief description of how you would think the infomation should be presented on the site.Dharmatel4 16:34, 15 April 2008 (PDT)

I would suggest maybe following the model used for podcasts. There would be a top-level page called interviews that would be similar to Portal:Official Lost Podcast. You would then list individual interviews in tables below that and link to something like "Michael Giacchino Interview/February 28, 2008" where the date is the date of the interview. I think the forums are actually the better place to ask for questions though it may be possible to create a notice somewhere else annoucing it (maybe on the main page). What I would suggest is planning a first interview as a test to see how it goes.
As far as approvals go, I dont know of any policies that disallow what you are doing and all the feedback to your idea has been positive so far which I think you could take as an initial go-head. What you may want to do next is create a few sandbox pages with a made-up interview to show people what you intend the pages to look like. You should also look carefully at the feedback you have already received (i.e. maybe take a look at how Heroes Wiki has done it). But I really don't see anything in the way of doing what you want to do. Dharmatel4 11:24, 16 April 2008 (PDT)
Hey, I love the interview concept. Although, I don't think you're promoting it enough because it only has about two questions submitted so far. Maybe it should be a "Latest News" item. --Blueeagleislander 00:00, 27 April 2008 (PDT)
Oh, okay. Well at least you're getting questions from the forums. --Blueeagleislander 03:23, 27 April 2008 (PDT)


Hey thanks for your message, so cool that you've got an interview opportunity. Questions... erm, well there's loads of narrative ones under the TLE page subsection "Remaining questions". However, they're more writer questions than actor ones. I think though one thing I'd like to know is how much backstory Jamie was given for the role (in particular concerning her past, mother who died and stuff). Also, how was filming for her video blogs (as many were handheld and stuff - was it very different from usual studio type work). And erm, was she on call throughout the experience in case she was needed for plot seaming (so like if there was a mistake, did they second unit her video or an audio with her to tie up possible goofs, etc). That'd be cool to know about. Thanks again for asking, and please link me to the transcript when its available! --Nickb123 (Talk) 05:06, 15 May 2008 (PDT)


  • I would speak to the sysop you were working with to coordinate the interviews. All sysops may post to the blog, so I would work with whomever that was. -- Contrib¯ _Santa_ ¯  Talk  01:19, 29 May 2008 (PDT)


Can we stagger the releases out a bit though, rather than release them all at once. Say, once a fortnight?  Plkrtn  talk  contribs  email  12:04, 30 May 2008 (PDT)

Ben nom

Hey, I removed your nomination for Benjamin Linus as AotW simply because he has already been AotW (in early Season 3 I believe). Just a friendly reminder to be sure to check its not a featured article before you nominate it. (I think that's about the third or fourth time the Ben article has been nominated). --Blueeagleislander 06:55, 6 June 2008 (PDT)

bring back the casualties petition

After the events that happend with deleting the 5 casualty articles, me and some other users started a petition for bringing those articles back on Lostpedia. If you share our opinion on this matter, please sign the "Save The Redshirts" section on my user page. If you want you could contact other users about this or create a "Save the redshirts" section on your user page, because the goal is to get as many users to sign the petition as possible along with 6 SysOps (Admins). I would appriciate a quick respond and a sign on either my user page or User:LostCloverfield42's page. --Orhan94


I can understand that it must be hard to be able to arrange all of this. If I could interview anyone, it would be Dominic Monaghan. However, assuming I can be given the opportunity to do this, which I realize is unlikely, it would not be for three weeks, because I will be unavailable for some time. Thanks for your help, but don't worry if there is nothing that is done. I won't be disappointed if I find out I can't do it. -- #1LostFan  talk  contribs  Lost Wiki  10:17, 19 June 2008 (PDT)

Ok, that is fine. Continuing to submit questions to new inteviews is good enough for me. Thanks again. -- #1LostFan  talk  contribs  Lost Wiki  10:27, 19 June 2008 (PDT)

Recurring Characters Portal

Thanks. :) I'm in the process of updating it after all the portal colours got switched around, as well as reformatting the tables, but I owe a lot of credit to the Character appearances page for telling me who to look for in what episode. I'm still finding occasional little mistakes, but I'm looking forward to the possibility of taking it out of my sandbox and onto the main site somewhere in the near future. Cheers.  Jimbo the Tubby  talk  contributions  01:20, 21 June 2008 (PDT)


I got a interview with one of the major redshirts, i won't say who i will leave it as a surpise, but as you can see from the message which the sent me: 'do you know who authorized the actors and actresses to do the interviews? lost is pretty strict about this sort of thing but i could do it i just need to know that its "lost approved" lol....let me know some details..' I need a little help lol :) Thanks.--Rbfskywalker 08:36, 23 June 2008 (PDT) Ok whats a sysop? and the redshirt is Dustin Watchman's charetere, whatever hes called lol --Rbfskywalker 08:36, 23 June 2008 (PDT)

  • I am sorry for losing my temper with you and Sam McPherson but I would like you to know that you have put me off the site with the way you treated me. I was only trying to help the site. But the thing that gets me in you and him are not sysop's but you would do the interview in my place? I realy think you need to give other people a chance. I got realy excited about interviewing a cast member and you have realy disapointed me now. I just want you to know how I fell about this whole situation. --Rbfskywalker 09:32, 23 June 2008 (PDT)
  • I wolud not say I have over reacted. I would love yo interview a member of the cast of lost and in this case one of my favorate charetures. You saying that you dout I will be able to, you don't see how mutch this means to me. I don't see why you could not just be positive about it and say 'you might still have a chance' rather than 'I dout it'. SO please, think about other people when you ruin their dreams. --Rbfskywalker 09:43, 23 June 2008 (PDT)
  • Thankyou for your comment, I was about to sent this to Dustin

I asked lostapedia for help and they basicly said that they would not help me with the interview and I could not use their name. I am very sorry for the inconvinience and if I where you I would not have dealings with the site in future. If I can find out the infomation you requested then I would still love to do a interview with you and I can sure that another site like lostwiki wouls be intrested in taking it. I am again sorry for the inconvinience. but your comment stopped me. I still duno what I want to do though, and I am sorry to you. --Rbfskywalker 10:03, 23 June 2008 (PDT)

  • Ok I have calmed down now. I do thought still think that the interview should not be lost over this as the scot/stece questions could be realy fun and Dustin has been in the show since the very begining, I have also had a small amount of contact with him before. Mayby we could do it together, come up with some questions toeghtwr, deside on them, then I could send them. Would you be intrested in this? --Rbfskywalker 10:32, 23 June 2008 (PDT)

lol yer, do you recon we need a page to post them or not?I was thinking asking him about the whole scot/steve thing and his charity work. We would need to answer his question about persion from higher up first though --Rbfskywalker 10:42, 23 June 2008 (PDT)

RE: Patrollers

Okay, thanks for the explanation. Would a patroller's only job be to patrol the recent changes? Or would there be more responsibilities? -- CTS  Talk   Contribs 12:47, 26 June 2008 (PDT)

It sounds like a pretty good idea. I think it would improve edits, and as you said, help the admins. -- CTS  Talk   Contribs 12:53, 26 June 2008 (PDT)
Can't help but butt in. It's my nature, you know. Question: how would one of these guys mark an edit as "patrolled"? -- Sam McPherson  T  C  E  12:57, 26 June 2008 (PDT)
That's odd. The link leads me to a blank page on HW. -- Sam McPherson  T  C  E  08:12, 27 June 2008 (PDT)
Ah, good, thanks. -- Sam McPherson  T  C  E  08:21, 27 June 2008 (PDT)


Hey will you msg me when the Jamie Silberhartz interview is done? I keep eagerly checking the Interviews page for it to be updated haha. Thanks v. much! --Nickb123 (Talk) 08:16, 30 June 2008 (PDT)

Cheers, and wow that is spooky, though a key question for Jorge. My angle was I figured it was quite a controversial question, one that I think most previous interviewers would avoid just because its a difficult topic. However, I think Jorge is so laid back that its one he wouldn't care less about answering, and to be honest I don't think its at all offensive or anything. Thanks for the heads up on Jamie's interview - I look forward to it! And its my birthday next week so a nice little prezzie from Lostpedia lol (as long as you used the question I submitted lol!) --Nickb123 (Talk) 08:14, 3 July 2008 (PDT)
TY, and now I'm really excited that she's mentioning TLE specifically and knows the narrative well. --Nickb123 (Talk) 08:18, 3 July 2008 (PDT)
Well I'll make up a couple, ask User:Santa though too, he worked incredibly hard on the Visual effects article I remember - he's bound to have questions from when he was doing his research. I guess questions like - what was the most difficult to produce. Things like the turbine explosion were always a big deal for us too, those black things that hovered over it and the fan theories that followed. How reluctant are they to green-screen everything. I dunno, I don't know enough about visual effects to ask a good question really, I mean with sets and stuff you can wing it, but this is more experty. --Nickb123 (Talk) 09:30, 3 July 2008 (PDT)
Hey, did you manage to get through the interview okay in the end? Let me know how it went, --Nickb123 (Talk) 10:00, 6 July 2008 (PDT)


He agreed to the interview!--Rbfskywalker 07:04, 7 July 2008 (PDT) Yes that is fine. Feel free to make eny changes. I was going ot send it to you enyway but I heard you where away. --Rbfskywalker 10:30, 11 July 2008 (PDT)

  • Hey have you had a chance to look at the questions yet? Just I want to get them sent off a.s.a.p. --Rbfskywalker 05:57, 12 July 2008 (PDT)


I have sent you a private email using the "email this user" function. If the registered email is not a valid one, please let me know. FYI, you can reply to me the same way if my real email address is hidden in the message. --Nickb123 (Talk) 14:23, 7 July 2008 (PDT)

Dude, I'm dying to see the Silberhartz interview. When is it out! Could I abuse my SysOp rights and request a sneak peek.... --Nickb123 (Talk) 13:07, 12 July 2008 (PDT)
Hey yeah saw your email, and thanks very much, I enjoyed reading that interview. I thought the comment about backstory was very interesting, particularly that according to her, Rachel's mother had those dying words. As far as I was aware, Rachel found that out on her own researching how her mom paid for her education all by herself, and then with the whole mysterious trust fund, etc. --Nickb123 (Talk) 09:45, 14 July 2008 (PDT)

RE: Oops!

Jorge interview promotion

Hey, how did you want the Jorge interview to be promoted? I may be able to help. --Blueeagleislander 04:41, 19 August 2008 (PDT)

I stuck it on every page in the wiki :) --Nickb123 (Talk) 04:52, 19 August 2008 (PDT)
Can't get much better than that! I was just about to do the same thing. --Blueeagleislander 04:54, 19 August 2008 (PDT)

Sorry to contact you like this

But did you get my message on Heroes Wiki? Iam olny sending this on this as you seem to be on here more. --Rbfskywalker 05:12, 21 August 2008 (PDT)

Speaker interview

Hi there. I added the Sitenotice to advertise the Speaker interview. Hopefully this will raise plenty of awareness for it :) --Blueeagleislander 02:00, 26 August 2008 (PDT)

  • Did you send me that message on myspace?--Rbfskywalker 03:00, 26 August 2008 (PDT)
    • To be honest, i do mind really. It took me a long time to compile all of those myspaces, its not like I'm asking you for contact details. You can carry on with this interview, but you may want to view what I have asked him already here http://interviewking.blogspot.com/. In future would you mind not using my myspace as I am putting a lot of time into this new site and if you are just interviewing the same people I have then is there really any point of me doing it? Thanks. --Rbfskywalker 04:07, 26 August 2008 (PDT)
Hi Lost Soul - I actually wrote to Speaker a long time ago, through User:Congested who is personally acquainted with him. He should be getting back to me any day now about an interview with Jordan Rosenberg, as well as one with himself (though I see you've already beaten me to that!). So if you could remind him about that, that would be cool. Also if Javi is available, that would also be pretty awesome. I'll work on some Speaker questions soon - just a bit busy at the mo. Cheers, --Nickb123 (Talk) 06:24, 26 August 2008 (PDT)
Hey, Speaker got back to me today, and apologized for any confusion etc. But to say sorry, he gave me a direct email for the Lost Ninja. Am I okay contacting him, or would you like to do it? --Nickb123 (Talk) 04:18, 28 August 2008 (PDT)
Its done, on the condition that you ask both of them a jokey question, whether you want to post their answer on the interview page or not, tell me what they say: who would win in a fight between Joop and Dick Cheever? I must know haha! --Nickb123 (Talk) 09:53, 28 August 2008 (PDT)
About your nav, its nice but all the articles kind of already have enough navs for their pages though, so it kind of makes it redundant... and I have to admit having multiple navs at the bottom of one article is kind of a pet hate of mine. --Nickb123 (Talk) 15:44, 28 August 2008 (PDT)
Hey, where on the forum do you post question submissions? I notice you write that on your interviews but can't find the folder so I can make one. Thanks, --Nickb123 (Talk) 04:27, 29 August 2008 (PDT)
Hey, I sent Lost Ninja his questions today. Do you have a schedule date for posting Speaker's interview planned? It might be nice to release Ninja's at the same time, and I could then do a blog feature for a TLE-day style release? --Nickb123 (Talk) 10:38, 6 September 2008 (PDT)
Sure thing, email me. If you don't know my direct address, just send to the Lostpedia account (see my user page). Also, maybe consolidate your release schedule with Sam McPherson? It just makes sense if you guys are working in tandem. --Nickb123 (Talk) 04:27, 7 September 2008 (PDT)

Lostpedia Logos

Thanks Smiley emoticons biggrin.gif --DerAndre green.png       09:28, 7 September 2008 (PDT)

Interview with Sally Strecker

Rember my site Interview King? I had to shut it down as it was getting 0 traffic and I thought I had sent messages to all my contacts saying this. Must of missed out Sally and I have a interview with her now, and I thought if its ok with you could I post it on here? Its seems a shame to just leave it. This will not happen again and is a one off, I am very happy with my Heroes Interviews now.--Rbfskywalker 14:14, 10 October 2008 (PDT)


Sweet, de nada on the posting around, pleasure. Only just saw your message, my email notifications are going screwy. Best wishes, --Nickb123 (Talk) 16:11, 17 October 2008 (PDT)

Question for Nestor Carbonell Interview

The scene where you visit Locke as a child is one of the most confusing scenes to come out of the fourth season. How did the writers tell you to play your reactions to Locke handling the different objects and what is your personal feeling on that scene?--Andy 13:35, 3 November 2008 (PST)

Have you stopped taking questions yet? Now we have an air date I want to update the countdown.  Plkrtn  talk  contribs  email  21:25, 8 November 2008 (PST)


Very cool! I agree that a page should be created. Ajira Airways seems ARG-related, and so is not classed as a spoiler. Above all, an article is useful as Google searchers will probably find Lostpedia as the no#1 item so they can get a full explanation of this mysterious company when surfing for clues. --Nickb123 (Talk) 04:16, 21 November 2008 (PST)

Upcoming Interviews

Hello Lost Soul, I run Marketing for Wikia Entertainment and we are going to be doing a press release next week promoting lostpedia. I would like to mention the recent interview with Michael Emerson and upcoming cast interviews with Nestor Carbonell and Yunjin Kim. Have these two been scheduled? Are there others on the calendar that you would like to promote? Please let me know if you have any other thoughts. angies (talk) 19:26, 20 January 2009 (UTC)

Cast contacts

Hi man, how are you contacting all this people, like J.Garcia, MIchael Emerson. How can i contact somebody from the staff so i can make interview for my site


TV Guide Opp

We’ve uncovered an on-camera opportunity with TV Guide’s show “TV Watercooler.” They would like a LOST expert from Lostpedia to come on the show this Monday, March 2nd to sit in for their usual Lost Expert blogger. The only catch is that the spokesperson has to be in the LA area, as their studio is located there and they are not willing to do a satellite interview. Do you happen to live in LA or are you willing to travel there on Monday (expenses paid) to do the interview? I have left Kevin a voicemail but I need to let the studio know in the next hour. Just let me know what you think!

Please email at angies@wikia-inc.com to continue this discussion. angies (talk) 23:41, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

How did you manage

Hi Lost Soul,

I interviewed Malcolm David Kelley and William Mapother myself. But I really want to know how you managed to contact Michael Emerson, Jorge Garcia, Nestor Carbonell, Yunjin Kim and Emilie de Ravin.

You can read my interviews at my website

I hope you can reply!

--DutchLost 14:14, 14 March 2009 (UTC)


My names Emily and I'm writing my research paper on Lost for my Rhet 2 class. You seem to have the information for contacting some key people I'd love to interview. If you could share that information with me It'd help lots! Or not I would like to interview you. Email me back at em_1323@hotmail.com Thank you :)