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The Town Hall is a place where users can meet and discuss larger changes to the wiki, such as policy proposals and new ways of displaying and organizing information. It serves as a way for users to be involved without having to find a relevant discussion page. Please be constructive and courteous when corresponding with fellow editors and add new discussion topics at the bottom of the page.

Album 63: Up in the Air?

The name has been... well, rumored! Album 63 is rumored to be called, "Up in the Air". Very fitting, if you ask me. There isn't any firm news though. Also I personally wanted to congradulate OdysseyFan for winning a Guinness world Record! I can't wait to see your interview on the podcast! More news includes Adventures in Odyssey's appearance at the Great Homeschool Conventions and the Teach Them Diligently Conventions! I will be at the Nashville "Teach Them Diligently" and it is gonna be AWESOME! Take care, everyone! AristaMaxwell (talk) 16:46, 30 January 2017 (MST)

Where did you find the name? AIOrocks101 (talk) 17:32, 30 January 2017 (MST)
I attended the Adventures in Odyssey Volunteer Team meeting today, that is where they announced all of these things. AristaMaxwell (talk) 18:07, 30 January 2017 (MST)
I don't get it. How do I join? Scientific Guy (talk) DONE! Episode DispersionAIOWiki Podcast         18:49, 30 January 2017 (MST)
Once again with the sign-ups in August. That was when everyone joined, but now it is open again! If I had your email, I could forward the message to you from Focus on the Family. AristaMaxwell (talk) 19:34, 30 January 2017 (MST)
I would love to get that also. AIOrocks101 (talk) 21:18, 30 January 2017 (MST)
Can I get that too? FlYiNg FiSh-YoShI SaN (talk) 15:08, 31 January 2017 (MST)
Woah, Woah! One at a time! Ok, I will create a page in my profile that goes to the link and such, and then y'all can go from there. But it might take a day or two to set up, so be patient. ;) AristaMaxwell (talk)
Check that. It will take a whole lot longer. I have to get permission. *facepalm* AristaMaxwell (talk) 07:12, 8 February 2017 (MST)

Confirmed.

Album 63 Cover

Titles:

  • Find a Penny, Parts 1 & 2
  • Friend or Foe
  • Have a Heart
  • B-TV: Revenge
  • Crash Course

if admins can help with updates, prev/next fixes, titles and numbering. and post a news item. ~ OdysseyFan (talk) 14:08, 21 April 2017 (MDT)

The Threat of Spammers

On February 1st, AIOWiki had an altercation that has not happened in a long time. A spammer joined the wiki and inserted sexual innuendo in a page title. On behalf of AIOWiki, I am so sorry that this is happened, and I am making protective measures to stop it. If you ever see another page like this, please, PLEASE immediately delete the content of it and put {{delete}} in the page. AIOWiki strives to be family friendly at all costs, and we do not endorse the edits of this user (AlishaNeilson4). RecentChanges will display the page name for a short while, so please be on your guard. If there are any more contentions, I will be willing to discuss them. Thank you. Scientific Guy (talk) DONE! Episode DispersionAIOWiki Podcast         17:56, 2 February 2017 (MST)

I've finally changed OdysseyFan to be an admin, not sure why it took me so long, I've asked AIORocks if he's interested, I'll also be putting the request account form back up. I'll also be upgrading the wiki to the latest version, site may go up and down for the next little bit as I work on things Reddo (talk) 19:09, 2 February 2017 (MST)
Thanks Reddo! I'll be here a while. ~ OdysseyFan (talk) 06:15, 3 February 2017 (MST)

RSS Feed for daily episodes

Is there a way to RSS to the daily episode from here or whitsend.org? FlYiNg FiSh-YoShI SaN (talk) 13:40, 10 February 2017 (MST)

Sorry I’m finally getting back to this, but I don’t think that would be useful, since that’s six posts a week. I’m trying to get the feed working better, but I can’t fix it unless I’m Reddo. Always be yourself, unless you can be Reddo. Then always be Reddo. Scientific Guy (talk) DONE! Episode DispersionAIOWiki Podcast         10:15, 11 March 2017 (MST)

"Internal error"

While adding the schedule pages, one page took much longer to load, and when it finally did displayed this error.

Internal error.png


Here is the text:

Internal error

[WKDehtBxtH0AAG0xn0IAAAAC] /wiki/Schedule:2017-05-15 JobQueueError from line 813 of /home/aiowiki/aiowiki.com/w/includes/jobqueue/JobQueueDB.php: DBQueryError: A database query error has occurred. Did you forget to run your application's database schema updater after upgrading?
Query: DELETE FROM `job` WHERE job_cmd = 'htmlCacheUpdate' AND job_id = '192410'
Function: JobQueueDB::doAck
Error: 1205 Lock wait timeout exceeded; try restarting transaction (data.aiowiki.com)

Backtrace:

#0 /home/aiowiki/aiowiki.com/w/includes/jobqueue/JobQueueDB.php(474): JobQueueDB->throwDBException(DBQueryError)
#1 /home/aiowiki/aiowiki.com/w/includes/jobqueue/JobQueue.php(413): JobQueueDB->doAck(HTMLCacheUpdateJob)
#2 /home/aiowiki/aiowiki.com/w/includes/jobqueue/JobQueueGroup.php(259): JobQueue->ack(HTMLCacheUpdateJob)
#3 /home/aiowiki/aiowiki.com/w/includes/jobqueue/JobRunner.php(187): JobQueueGroup->ack(HTMLCacheUpdateJob)
#4 /home/aiowiki/aiowiki.com/w/includes/MediaWiki.php(1025): JobRunner->run(array)
#5 /home/aiowiki/aiowiki.com/w/includes/MediaWiki.php(900): MediaWiki->triggerJobs()
#6 /home/aiowiki/aiowiki.com/w/includes/MediaWiki.php(720): MediaWiki->restInPeace(string)
#7 /home/aiowiki/aiowiki.com/w/includes/MediaWiki.php(739): MediaWiki->{closure}()
#8 /home/aiowiki/aiowiki.com/w/includes/MediaWiki.php(543): MediaWiki->doPostOutputShutdown(string)
#9 /home/aiowiki/aiowiki.com/w/index.php(43): MediaWiki->run()
#10 {main}

I don't know if this will be of any help to anyone (Reddo), but here it is. Aiow 15:34, 12 February 2017 (MST)

Quite interesting… I know AIOWiki’s had a bit of unsolved bugs ever since Reddo left, but I’ve never seen this one before. The page is working fine for me now, is it alright on your end? Scientific Guy (talk) DONE! Episode DispersionAIOWiki Podcast         18:06, 15 February 2017 (MST)
I had the same thing happen when I was cranking out Chick-fil-A Sampler Pages, probably just overloaded the server a bit. ~ OdysseyFan (talk) 14:46, 16 February 2017 (MST)
hmmm, I've ran the updater after I updated, if I had to guess there was a server restart or something between when you clicked save and when the page got saved to the database. I've been trying to investigate the cause of the server issues but somehow dreamhost lost my account that I could use to make server changes and track up time. I still have access to the wiki's servers to change the wiki's software but I can't change the servers php or database settings anymore Reddo (talk) 13:30, 18 February 2017 (MST)
Well that stinks. Do you know who does still have access to the server? Thanks Reddo for all you do. Aiow 17:35, 18 February 2017 (MST)
Well, since Reddo’s in Brazil, maybe it’s time for… the return of Shadowpaw? Scientific Guy (talk) DONE! Episode DispersionAIOWiki Podcast         14:36, 19 February 2017 (MST)

Fan Podcast Hosts

Should we take the Infobox staff template off of the fan podcast hosts pages? (and similar bios) Like Abby Medhawk and Natasha Peachey; except we should keep the ones who appeared on the Official Podcast. Should we remove the templates? Scientific Guy (talk) DONE! Episode DispersionAIOWiki Podcast         12:13, 1 April 2017 (MDT)

Probably should yes. ~ OdysseyFan (talk) 12:17, 1 April 2017 (MDT)

New projects being developed

Hello, wiki users! As you may have seen, I have been busy with new projects to benefit us (and to rack up my edit count). Here is a list of the projects and changes.

  • I am still working on this one, but soon, the Ep template ({{ep|Karen}}) will display the number by default ({{ep|Karen}}), so we will soon remove .
  • News articles now show up correctly on the RSS feed, thanks to Template:A and Template:Img.
  • Calendar pages (such as Schedule for May 2017) now display the AIOC monthly episode, and no longer require |days=, |month=, or |year= but still need |start=. If you see a page with those unneeded parameters still there, please remove them.
  • Most episode pages can have the Odyssey Scoop link removed, as it is now auto-generated. When you remove, make sure the auto-generated link is correct. If not, keep the previous link.
  • Links to other non-family/non-Christian websites should have the address placed like so: [{{ext link|http://www.voicechasers.com/}} Link display text]. IMDb links have an interwiki link: [[imdb:name/...]].
  • The episode pages will also auto-generate a Focus on the Family store link.
  • The Novacom saga has a new plot summary.
  • I am trying to keep up the AIOWiki Podcast.
  • Info from unaired episodes can be put into pages, if either the page is covered with a spoiler, or |div=yes is used with the spoiling text inside the spoiler.
  • NEW: the Ep template can now take the changes above.

That’s probably it for now; I’ll update the list if I remember something else. Scientific Guy (talk) DONE! Episode DispersionAIOWiki Podcast         (last updated @ 18:31, 5 June 2017 (MDT))

New user to the wiki, unable to edit my talk or user pages.

Hi! I'm Charles, and I'm a new user to the AIOWiki, which I'm absolutely thrilled to find out existed. I've got started and set my preferences up, but I can't reply to anyone on my talk page or set up a user page for myself, both say I do not have permission to edit. Is this normal for new users, to have to wait a bit to do some things, or has something gone astray? Many thanks for letting me in! AtMyWhitsEnd (talk) 03:32, 22 May 2017 (MDT)

Not heard anything yet, just wondering if there's a passing administrator who could hand this a little check, please? I'd like to set my base pages up and be able to reply to people if I'm allowed. AtMyWhitsEnd (talk) 15:29, 25 May 2017 (MDT)
You should have access, you edited this page. ~ OdysseyFan (talk) 15:41, 25 May 2017 (MDT)
Thanks for that, OdysseyFan - I'll go take a look now. Sorry to be a nuisance! AtMyWhitsEnd (talk) 15:46, 25 May 2017 (MDT)
No Problem, hope it works now. ~ OdysseyFan (talk) 16:22, 25 May 2017 (MDT)

Apology

Hey, guys, so I run the blog at odysseynerds.worpdress.com, and I learned in school today that if you don't cite your news sources it's plagiarism. So, I'd like to apologize because I get most of the news for the blog from here and I definitely haven't been citing the source. So again, sorry, and I'll be citing sources from now on. FlYiNg FiSh-YoShI SaN (talk) 09:07, 6 June 2017 (MDT)

Good for you. Thanks. AIOrocks101 (talk) 11:03, 6 June 2017 (MDT)

OdysseyFan Current Projects

So current tasks I am doing mostly that anyone could take over or help with (if they wanted to... please)

  • New Podcast every 2 weeks. New Podcast Page, new News Item, and Navbox Template need updated every time a new podcast releases.
  • New Clubhouse Magazine release every month, upload new image from Facebook or the Focus Store. create new Product page and update Nav Template.
  • New Products as they are announced. New Product page and new product release item for home page. Upload Images, and all details available/update as it changes
  • Scan/Upload Missing Clubhouse Magazine Covers
  • Updating all Book Series Images with Book Image Template (see Category:Passages Books Images )
  • Updating the GITS 2017 Contest Page / Archiving all Social Media Images

~ OdysseyFan (talk) 07:00, 9 June 2017 (MDT)

According to the Clubhouse Magazine page, there are 51 missing covers. GITS will be over soon and the project will be done too. Clubhouse is guaranteed monthly and podcasts guaranteed bi-weekly. For the book images, use the following DPL code to get an idea of which ones lack the template (if their title is formatted right).
{{#dpl:namespace=File|titlematch=[SERIES]%|notuses=Template:Book Image}}
Scientific Guy (talk) DONE! Episode DispersionAIOWiki Podcast         16:59, 10 June 2017 (MDT)

Should we stop avoiding redirects?

According to Wikipedia's policy on linking to redirects (Wikipedia:Redirect § Do not "fix" links to redirects that are not broken) (even though I am skeptical about Wikipedia but we can talk about that later), I believe we should have clear consciences to link to [[Connie]] instead of [[Connie Kendall|Connie]]. Do you agree? Scientific Guy (talk) DONE! Episode DispersionAIOWiki Podcast         19:12, 14 June 2017 (MDT)

I think that's why we have disambiguations because people link to Jack but it could be Jack Allen, Jack Davis, etc. it can get out of control. But it can be moderated as needed but should not be policed to the extent that new users feel intimidated and afraid to just type Connie as she is one of a kind. ~ OdysseyFan (talk) 19:35, 14 June 2017 (MDT)

My Status

Hi guys. I just wanted to check in and apologize for not being around a lot lately. The spring was really busy for me with lots of school work and my new job. But now that schools out, Ill have more time to contribute more often. However, right now Im serving as a counselor at a summer camp. It started June 11th and ends July 2nd. I cant do anything till then. Thanks guys. AIOrocks101 (talk) 21:39, 20 June 2017 (MDT)

Hey, AIOrocks! No problem about not being around; we’ve got it covered. Let us know if you need anything or think of something new that the wiki needs. Scientific Guy (talk) DONE! Episode DispersionAIOWiki Podcast         16:19, 22 June 2017 (MDT)

Bad Company

Is this episode considered a Barclay family episode? I think it is, even though it doesn't have Jimmy. Scientific Guy (talk) DONE! Episode DispersionAIOWiki Podcast         18:40, 8 July 2017 (MDT)

Also, these? Even though Mary is not included. Scientific Guy (talk) DONE! Episode DispersionAIOWiki Podcast         12:21, 9 July 2017 (MDT)

Template:Ep updated

The Ep template has been updated to include multi-part episodes. It doesn't work with Plan B, though. Check out the documentation to see how it works. It doesn't change the way you have been using the template normally. Scientific Guy (talk) DONE! Episode DispersionAIOWiki Podcast         17:47, 23 July 2017 (MDT)

Eugene's Conversion / Katrina saga

Currently, Eugene's Conversion saga and Eugene and Katrina's Relationship Arc are split up. I think that they should be connected, since The Time Has Come strongly connects the two. However, the latter contains episodes that are not vital to the saga, so is the list I have at User:Scientific Guy/Sagas acceptable? If so, what should the title be? I don't want it to be too long and convoluted. Scientific Guy (talk) DONE! Episode DispersionAIOWiki Podcast         13:55, 10 August 2017 (MDT)