Battlestar Wiki:About

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Summary

Battlestar Wiki is a "living" dictionary and episode guide to the Battlestar Galactica franchise, including all the television series and its spin-off and reboots (1978, 1980 and 2003-present), the movies part of the universe, and all official merchandise from the franchise (games, books, DVD, etc.). It is a "living" website, because it can be changed and amended by users. You can add pictures, information, and external links to websites in support of information contained within Battlestar Wiki.

Most of all, Battlestar Wiki is a semantic wiki, certainly the first one related to the Battlestar Galactica universes. Semantic data can be used everywhere in the wiki to make comparison, data grouping and much, much more. To have an idea about the usefulness of semantic data, see the Semantic MediaWiki site, which developped the software used here.

For an idea of what the Battlestar Wiki can be with YOUR help, visit the Wikipedia and the Lurker's Guide to Babylon 5 for ideas and inspiration.

What is this wiki about?

Battlestar Wiki is a free online encyclopedia and episode guide covering the following Science Fiction films and series:

Battlestar Wiki is aimed to cover everything related to the different Battlestar Galactica universes.

This site maintains a strict spoiler policy, but please read it so that you know what should be expected. Please refrain from engaging in acts of vandalism. Violations may result in being blocked by an Admin or a B-crat.

For ideas about how you can help feel free to check out the projects that are being worked on. If you need any help or have any questions or suggestions, feel free to ask an admin on their talk page or post your question to the Admins' noticeboard.

Getting started

In order to be able to contribute on Battlestar Wiki, you need to register at the "Log in / create account" link in the upper right corner and enter a user name that will be used at all of your contributions.

Present day


This wiki is currently under construction. You'll find — and can add — information on such items as terminology seen, events that occurred, and characters introduced & developed. We will also furnish a complete and thorough episode guide, a la Lurker's Guide to Babylon 5, to analyze and dissect the episodes from this series. Unlike the Lurker's Guide, contributions are immediate and can be edited without the tedious process of emailing corrections and awaiting the webmaster for an update. Battlestar Wiki is hosted on a personal server.

How to utilize?

Utilization of this Wiki is fairly straight forward.

For starters, you need a means to identify yourself. Therefore, you'll have to create a user account, which is fast, easy, and, of course, free.

Any hyperlink without an icon next to it, such as this one on the term Naturalistic science fiction, leads to an entry on this website about that term. Above it, you will find a list of tabs. In this group of tabs, you'll find the "Edit" tab. Click it, and you'll be able to add, correct, or remove content. The Editing Help portion of the site will cover the essentials in editing entries, but it'll be like posting to a message board, and you'll see your results immediately.

You'll also be able to discuss the topic by clicking the "Discussion" tab. So, if you want to question on the merit of a piece of information in that entry, or spur discussion, you can do that there without including it in the "official" entry. (Thus presenting information and not back-and-forth bulletin board type commentary.)