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Books Work Needed

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OdysseyFan (talkcontribs)

so Jones and Parker got a Repack and a book 2 so they need a series Overview page, book 1 and book 2 pages and notes on the Original Book 1 cover. Artwork uploaded. NAv Template updated, I'd say Superslueths and The Nemesis are fine for now, but if they get in deep prob need to abbr to JP1, JP2.

thank you

Luke.storer (talkcontribs)

I have recently noticed that the broadcast schedule for June 2022 is completely missing. Does anyone know why it isn't created yet?

Aiow (talkcontribs)

So sorry. That is my fault. Life has been crazy, and I simply let it slide. June and july's are up now.

RichardMaxwell (talkcontribs)

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ReCaptcha Issue

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AIOFAN2009 (talkcontribs)

When I was signing up, I tried to use the new sign-up page. I ended up having to use the old one because the CAPTCHA on the new one is not working. Just letting the owners of the site know. Probably a problem on where the CAPTCHA code was inserted to the HTML code. Also, I turned on JavaScript and Pop-Ups and it still didn't work.

Thanks! (: AIOFAN2009 :) (talk) 08:15, 27 May 2022 (MDT)

Something Weird is Going On!

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Green Mamba (talkcontribs)

I have been looking through the content on the AIO Facebook page and have noticed something. Over the past couple months, AIO has been releasing images of phone screens, computer screens, and files that contain what I believe is either hidden lore or an upcoming story. Let me break down what I gather from the images. First, Bart breaks into Connie's computer to post endorsement by Whit's End for the Electric Palace. Red Hollard notices a flash of light through the sky over Trickle Lake. Morrie Rydell photographs the light. Dale Jacobs reports that an alleged meteorite has landed in Trickle Lake. Cambell College is selected to house the meteorite and Eugene is selected to assist with the study of it. Edwin Blackgaard confirms that the meteorite story is not a dramatization. Bryan Dern has a talk show about the meteorite's health effects. Eugene request help from Whit because he "need[s] someone he can trust." Whit tells Connie he will be away the rest of the evening but not what he and Eugene are doing. Connie does another show about "secrets." Whit emails Eugene to say that the meteorite has gold of the purest quality measurable and that they needed to keep the information on the down low. Eugene replies stating that gold is likely worth millions. The FBI, who have been monitoring this info, flag the email due to connections with the Green Ring, Tasha Forbes, and Jason. Dale Jacobs reports the Meteorite stolen at 3AM. Whit and Eugene are arrested on conspiracy and theft charges. Bryan Dern responds as one would expect. Jason tells Connie about their arrest and offers to go visit them with her. A visitor list lists Jason Connie and Katrina and Buck Meltsner. Polehaus interrogates on his and Eugene's location at the time of the theft. A vest fragment from the crime scene DNA matches with Eugene. Polehaus informs Eugene about his vest. Peter Bourland is added to the list of visitors. Bourland orders Eugene and Whit released from handcuffs and gets to work. An FBI report is draft including information about the case and Bourlands past with Whit and Eugene. It also includes a note from Polehaus asking Bourland to not allow nostalgia to cloud his judgement. Emily begins to suspect Rodney Rathbone's involvement. She interrogates him in McAllister Park. Of course, Rodney denies involvement. Jason contacts Bourland wanting in on the investigation. Bourland requests they meet at the Odyssey Hotel. Jason, Whit, Connie, Bourland, and the Meltsners all meet at the hotel. However, they seem to be watched through a lobby camera. Bourland explains that he believes the evidence incriminating Eugene was planted. They basically talk about everything we know. Eugene questions how the real criminal discovered the value of the meteorite. Bourland reveals that the FBI has been monitoring the Whit's End people. Because no one else knew about the information outside of Whit, Eugene, and the FBI, Jason suggests the criminal may be in the FBI. Illegal spyware is detected on the FBI system. The hack is traced to FBI Headquarters, Washington, DC. An FBI report details the capture of the FBI suspect Agent Connor Marion, whose real name is Don Portland. He is a sleeper agent in the FBI. Pulling up Don Portland's file reveals that he is a wanted felon. People he associated with are listed, with Dalton Kearn circled. Also notable names are Alfred Brownlee (From the Search for Whit), Victor Hamilton (From Silver Lining), Hank Murray (From Hold Up! and Treasure Hunt), and what looks like Maria Mendosa (From the Cross of Cortez). Finally, the last post to date. Eugene journals (in a journal not used since the search for his father Leonard). He reminisces about what transpired and say he is going to meet Dalton Kearn. Phew! That was a lot. But that is all the information I have for now. It looks to be a part of a new series of storytelling done solely through social media. Anyway, I am loving it so far. Let me know your thoughts below. Also, I will add updates below.

Green Mamba (talkcontribs)

I do want to add that although the information posted on Facebook is canon, it likely will not become an episode. It is however a way to include characters whose actors we no longer have access to and to develop the characters around Odyssey apart from the episodes.

AIO Social Media Posts

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FlYiNg FiSh-YoShI SaN (talkcontribs)

On AIO's Facebook page they are posting a lot of "new" content in the sense that they have made various photo edits/exclusive "adventures"/ canon-expanding photos such as the Whit's End schedule. Are we going to keep these off the wiki? For some reason I'd really like to upload Penny's "painting" of the Whit's End crew and trying to add an image description. "Penny's Painting of her friends (and Regis!) as Whit explains to them the intricacies of the Imagination Station. Based off the famous Rembrandt where eight guys stare at a cadaver."

Missing Cut And Fold Characters

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Odyheyrfan (talkcontribs)

Template:HELPME I have noticed that the Cut and fold don’t have pictures of them disassembled anymore. Why is that? And can someone please fix it.

Odyheyrfan (talk) 17:49, 19 February 2022 (MST)

Quotes and Maiden Names

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Jason (talkcontribs)

Here is something I noticed. For the characters who got married during the show there is a before they were married and an after. For the quotes I've noticed that when those characters have their maiden name a common approach is to use the ! to change the appearance of the name on the episode page. This approach doesn't keep the maiden name for the character page. I was wondering, since clicking on Penny Wise redirects to Penny Bassett, can we use Penny Wise without the ! and do that for Katrina too? It's a project I'm will to work on, but wasn't sure if there'd be a reason not to do it that way? Isaiah 40:31but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. ~ Jason ~ (talk) 08:44, 8 February 2022 (MST)

Jason (talkcontribs)

I'm not sure how active anyone is these days and I have loads of time today. I went ahead and changed it on five episodes. Visually speaking one pro of doing my suggestion is that it will have Penny Wise quotes before Penny Bassett quotes on the character page. So we get just a little bit more of organization. Again, I'm not certain if there are negatives to this approach with the templates and such, so I'll hold off on going further, just so that it's easier to undo if it needs to be. Isaiah 40:31but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. ~ Jason ~ (talk) 09:34, 8 February 2022 (MST)

Green Mamba (talkcontribs)

Within Albums 70 and 71, the AIO teams has begun a story arc involving Emily, Zoe, and Olivia. It seems to be following the spiritual journey of Olivia as she struggles with her faith. Although I only recognize 3 episodes within this arc, I was wondering if we should add a saga or story arc in the episode infoboxes for these 3 episodes. I see a lot of potential for this arc and would love to see how the AIO team develops it in future episodes. What are your thoughts? Also, if we make an arc or saga for this topic, what should it be called?

Skylerbuck (talkcontribs)

Yes I agree that it should be listed as a saga. As for the name of the saga, I don't know. Skylerbuck (talk) 10:57, 10 August 2021 (MDT)

Jason (talkcontribs)

I was thinking the same. I also think that Buck's storyline is deserving of a sage, unless those are part of the GRC saga?

Will Ryan Passed Away Today (Nov. 19th)

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Eragorn (talkcontribs)

Via Phil Lollar on Facebook, "My AIO friends, it is with the deepest sadness and sorrow that I must tell you that our dear friend Will Ryan has died. We will be releasing a more formal announcement soon, but for now, please pray for Will’s family and friends as we cope with this tragic loss, and for courage and wisdom for us on AIO as we chart a course through the difficult days ahead."

Binary Rating System

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Scientific Guy (talkcontribs)

Hi all, I've been working with Aiow, Harlow, and others on a spreadsheet for a binary (approve/disapprove) AIO rating system. I recently imported the data to one of my user subpages, User:Scientific Guy/Binary. I'll be keeping it there for the time being. However, I was wondering if this would be suitable for an AIOWiki feature (in the contents box on the main page). Does it look like something I could publish here? Thanks!

Aiow (talkcontribs)

I'm don't think it should be part of the episode page. First of all we already have a rating on the wiki. Second if we add this rating system, then we open up the wiki to having any and all fan ratings. At this point I do not think that is something we want to. While it may be interesting to see how the wiki, scoop, binary, (that one I can't remember the name of where episodes are compared against each other), and others all rate various episodes, I do not think the episode page is a good place to do that. The episode information infobox is already a behemoth, and we really do not want to slow down the page generation with even more dpl include calls. That is not saying we can not have a page with a table that shows al the various ratings. In fact that wold be quite interesting, a pain to keep up to date, but quite cool. I just don't think other ratings should be on the episode pages, or album, or book, or product pages.

Scientific Guy (talkcontribs)
Aiow (talkcontribs)

Oh. I understand now. Sure, I see no problem with that. I would change that page to name to something like Adventures in Odyssey Wiki:Binary Rating, but other than that sounds perfectly ok. I am curious as to why you have it under the Adventures in Odyssey Wiki namespace, why not simply in the main namespace? By any chance do you know of the fan built rating system I mentioned in that last post? My other question: How are you going to keep this binary rating updated? There are still lots of episodes that your reviewers have not rated yet. Do you have a system in mind, or just something you copy every so often?

Scientific Guy (talkcontribs)

I was going to put it under the AIOWiki namespace because it's more of a feature rather than an informative article. I'll figure out a good name for it. The other rating system I think you're thinking of is the Odyssey Adventure Comparison System (OACS): https://soopergrape.com/OACS/. The way I have this system set up currently is that the page User:Scientific Guy/Binary/Data is a direct copy of the "Exporting" sheet on the spreadsheet. I'll copy the data over regularly.

RichardMaxwell (talkcontribs)

How can I join the binary?

Scientific Guy (talkcontribs)
RichardMaxwell (talkcontribs)

Ok, thanks!