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Sep. ’14 – May ’17
May ’17 – Feb. ’18
Mar. ’18 – Dec. ’18
Jan. ’19 – Nov. ’20


Hello, Scientific Guy, and welcome to the Adventures in Odyssey Wiki! We hope you enjoy improving our Adventures in Odyssey database. Here are a few pages to help you get started:

If you need help, feel free to post a question at the town hall or on my talk page. You can also place {{helpme}} on your talk page and someone will show up shortly to answer your questions. Please remember to sign your messages on talk pages by typing four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically insert your username and the date. Again, welcome!   Stop Wooton' Around (talk) 14:09, 20 September 2014 (MDT)

Town Hall

Please don't delete conversations from the Town Hall page. When the page gets too full, an admin will take all of the currently in-active conversations and archive them. That way, we have a complete transcript of what was said, just in case we need to reference back to it. Thanks. AIOCREfan ~ (talk) 19:43, 6 October 2014 (MDT)

I'm really sorry about that. I was just making it easier to read for non-wiki members. I won't do it again. :-( Scientific Guy (talk) 05:20, 7 October 2014 (MDT)

episode infobox

I think what you did looks good, I think I've mostly finished doing on the infobox what I wanted to do, just never removed it from my talk page. Due to limited time these days I mostly stay behind the scenes trying to keep things up to date, fixing bugs and fighting the spammers that sometimes take our site down. Thanks for you work Reddo (talk) 16:15, 15 May 2016 (MDT)

intro categories

Hey, how many new category pages do you need to create for the intro/outro info you added? I have this really handy gadget called Mabel (you can find it under your preferences) and it automatically creates category and ratings for you when you click on a link to a page that doesn't exist. I could add these new categories to her features if there's a large amount to create. I also haven't forgotten about making the episodes with multiple ones collapsible, I'm planning on looking at that this Saturday Reddo (talk) 16:03, 1 June 2016 (MDT)

if you look at my recent edits you can see how crazy fast Mabel is, and I have bad internet where I live Reddo (talk) 17:07, 1 June 2016 (MDT)
Hey, Reddo. I've created most of the categories already. They go by the names Episodes with Intro intro and Episodes with Wraps wraps. Whenever I create one, the template Episode intro category or Episode wraps category goes there. The complete list is commented out (it's long, edit to view). It's kinda hard to explain how exactly to format the intros/wraps in their episode infoboxes; trial and error works, I'll edit if they're wrong. HOWEVER!!! I don't really need Mabel to create the categories; it's not a lot. Thanks though. Thanks also for looking into the collapsible thing. By the way, three things happened: My signature's new, I finished my messy OT Theory, and I put in virtually all the info for Things Not Seen two hours after it was released! Whaddaya think? Scientific Guy (talk / AIOC Episode Timeline) 19:08, 2 June 2016 (MDT)
I saw that, awesome work on getting that page up so quick Reddo (talk) 10:39, 5 June 2016 (MDT)

Would you consider... Why did Odysseyfan put that here? Don't know, moved to town hall... Scientific Guy (talk / AIOC Episode Timeline) 15:19, 5 June 2016 (MDT)

Alternate Name Pages

Hey. I'm sorry I haven't been helping you with the intros and wraps lately. I don't really have time right now, although I want to continue helping in the future. I noticed you have made pages for the original titles of episodes and redirected them to the episode page. I don't see a good reason for this. I think it's unnecessary. AIOrocks101 (talk) 19:46, 13 June 2016 (MDT)

Yeah, I didn't think that it was necessary either. You can put {{Delete}} on them if ya want. You know, I am able to catalog all of the intros myself, since I have time. Thanks anyway for your input, though. Scientific Guy (talk / AIOC Episode Timeline) 14:39, 15 June 2016 (MDT)


I've made you an admin now, thanks for all your hard work Reddo (talk) 08:11, 27 June 2016 (MDT)

Wow! Thanks a lot! Scientific Guy (talk / AIOC Episode Timeline) 15:44, 27 June 2016 (MDT)

The Good Soil‎‎

Why did you undo my edit? Reddo added all the full size pictures from the club, (Although I'm not sure why he didn't just upload a new version of each file, rather than uploading completely new files) but I noticed that some of them (Like The Cure, Part 3 and Follow Me) are a different shape then the regular square, causing them to look odd on the episode pages. I was going to put the old ones as the album picture for those, and have the new ones in the gallery. I think that it would be good to have them appear the same size on each page. AIOrocks101 (talk) 18:23, 1 July 2016 (MDT)

On second thought, that seems like a good idea. I did see the different sizes of images on other pages and thought that it was accepted to put bigger ones in anyway; however, my apologies, your way is better. Feel free to go ahead and change those. The Good Soil is back to the way you put it. Scientific Guy (talk / AIOC Episode Timeline) 13:49, 2 July 2016 (MDT)
Ok, thanks. AIOrocks101 (talk) 14:07, 2 July 2016 (MDT)


would you happen to have this episode? it's the only thing I'm missing from my collection Reddo (talk) 20:11, 24 July 2016 (MDT)

No! I REALLY want it! I've made Tilly my pet project as it is the rarest episode ever; I got the info I put into it from Since you know Nathan better than I know him... maybe you can bribe him for the digital copy? Or you can ask OdysseyFan; I'd be surprised if he didn't own it. Scientific Guy (talk / AIOC Episode Timeline) 15:35, 25 July 2016 (MDT)
Thanks ;-) he hit me up almost instantly ~ OdysseyFan (talk) 15:54, 25 July 2016 (MDT)
Haha sorry about that, once I get onto something I go for it :) Reddo (talk) 15:55, 25 July 2016 (MDT)
Hi guys- So the knowledge is disseminated I thought I'd share that I own a (very old) FOTF cassette version of Tilly. Beside existing in that form, the whole drama used to be on FOTF media player just a couple of years ago as at this now-defunct link. Erwin Springer [talk] 11:22, 27 July 2016 (MDT)
ERWIN! You're back! Good to see ya; I'll work on getting that drama downloaded. Meanwhile, could you maybe convert that tape to MP3? Scientific Guy (talk / AIOC Episode Timeline) 14:29, 27 July 2016 (MDT)
Thanks Sci! Currently I don't have my tape deck, but perhaps sometime down the road I can record that one. Erwin Springer [talk] 20:43, 30 July 2016 (MDT)


could you send me an email? I tried to send you one but you blocked that feature Reddo (talk) 16:51, 25 July 2016 (MDT)

No prob, lemme try it Scientific Guy (talk / AIOC Episode Timeline) 16:52, 25 July 2016 (MDT)

Can you email me as well? re Unreleased Episodes ~ OdysseyFan (talk) 06:52, 26 July 2016 (MDT)

lua/audio player

did the code you were working on in the module namespace work? I might need to do some server side work to get modules to work Reddo (talk) 16:13, 27 July 2016 (MDT)

As a matter of fact... no. I'm stumped. I can't figure out how to query the API for the edit count, but I guess you can't really do that, huh? Scientific Guy (talk / AIOC Episode Timeline) 16:15, 27 July 2016 (MDT)

I noticed on your page your trying to figure it out, what do you want to know? I built the whole thing from the ground up, I'm trying to work on a new HTML5 version but I haven't got very far yet, been busy working on some other non-AIO web apps. Reddo (talk) 16:34, 27 July 2016 (MDT)

I think last year more than 7 recently aired episodes were able to be listened to, but how? is my question. The Focus site denies access after a week. Also, can you figure out a way to get my edit count into a page? I know it's gonna be tough. (I will have to leave for ~40 min.) Scientific Guy (talk / AIOC Episode Timeline) 16:51, 27 July 2016 (MDT)
Focus changed how long episodes are kept open for, so I updated the app to remove them after 7 days instead of 10 or 12 (not sure what it used to be). When I made it there was the last 31 days of episodes available, but FOTF has slowly been lowering that Reddo (talk) 09:09, 30 July 2016 (MDT)
Here you go 24,075 Reddo (talk) 09:15, 30 July 2016 (MDT)
YEAH!! Thanks!! Scientific Guy (talk / AIOC Episode Timeline) 12:44, 30 July 2016 (MDT)

new episode template

I undid your edits to the new episode template, that's just what gets loaded into the edit box when you create a new episode, where did they say they're performing a new episode? I've looked for info on what they're doing but I haven't found much about it yet Reddo (talk) 19:42, 29 July 2016 (MDT)

Oh! I thought that template was for this page, a new episode whose name we didn't know. That's mostly speculation as to the info I put in; I know they're recording an episode (source), so I based the info off of Push the Red Button (Live). Scientific Guy (talk / AIOC Episode Timeline) 20:18, 29 July 2016 (MDT)
we could make an episode page titled Untitled 2017 Live Show and just put information there for now, other option would be to put information about it on the Future page Reddo (talk) 09:06, 30 July 2016 (MDT)
I'll just wait 'till more info shows up. Scientific Guy (talk / AIOC Episode Timeline) 12:45, 30 July 2016 (MDT)

Userbox Help

On what you said in the userbox talk page, so I was able to do the already created userboxs, but I can't seem to figure out how to MAKE one. Trust me, I tried! Ideas? And if it includes programming, I'm doomed. XD AristaMaxwell (talk) 13:10, 31 July 2016 (MDT)

If you created a page and put the content in, that should be it. What specifically is your problem? Also, you should probably move Template:Username/AIOConspiracies to User:Arista Maxwell/Userboxes. And, if you can, your signature should have links to your page and your talk page, like mine. If you still have problems or questions, just ask and be very specific! Scientific Guy (talk / AIOC Episode Timeline) 14:05, 31 July 2016 (MDT)
Ok, what do you mean by content? Do you mean like the code that you type in to get the userboxs? And yes, I created a page! So let's say I wanted to make a userbox that says "this user writes AIO fanfiction". So I type in Removed. When I hit "enter", it shows "Template:Userbox/writes AIO fanfiction". In red. I don't freak out, because I know I just need to make a page. When I type out this (Removed), it does nothing. It stays red. How do I turn it from that up there to a wonderful userbox? :| AristaMaxwell (talk) 14:56, 31 July 2016 (MDT)
Easy: Put in {{Userbox|This user writes AIO fanfiction|image=FanFiction.Net_logo.png}}. Make sure you have a pipe | after “{{Userbox” instead of a slash /. You also have to upload your image if it doesn't exist on the wiki. Scientific Guy (talk / AIOC Episode Timeline) 15:00, 31 July 2016 (MDT)

Thanks millions! (New userboxs, here I come!) AristaMaxwell (talk) 18:49, 31 July 2016 (MDT)


So where are we at as far as adding the Products dropdown to the left side? This would also add a template to the CREATING page when a new product is being added right? This will help greatly in standardizing the products pages. I was thinking a WHITE info box with a black border, pretty much like the BOOK pages, some will have Amazon or CBD codes... maybe we could do a custom "Search on Ebay" link. ~ OdysseyFan (talk) 14:12, 31 July 2016 (MDT)

Sorry, I suggested it and didn't follow through on putting it in on the sidebar. After you have all of the products you want cataloged, I can figure out the best way to put it in. I wanted to suggest, though, you created a lot of separate pages for products (like caps) but I was thinking you could create one cap page and have separate sections for the different products. That's kind of what you did for water bottles. Also, I think “Pink Cap” works better than “Cap Pink.” As for templates, what do you mean by CREATING page? Eventually I can work up the nerve to make an “Infobox Products” template. Scientific Guy (talk / AIOC Episode Timeline) 15:29, 31 July 2016 (MDT)

I don't think I'll ever be "done" but I have the main Groups on the navbox? Apparel, Gear, Games, Calendars & Collectibles although Calendars could be condensed other things could be expanded like TOYS to a main Group to include the Action Figures, balls, Frisbees(there are at least 7 now) and yes I planned to finish the Hats and condense them like Water Bottles is. the Backpacks is gonna be large too. Just need the pics. Hoping someone could help even creating the pages and holding images using reference from my collection page would help, I could then re-take and upload new versions of pics later in better detail. ~ OdysseyFan (talk) 15:41, 31 July 2016 (MDT)

Hey can you look at the products template for some reason it's not showing links after the ISBN the other websites shop etc. ~ OdysseyFan (talk) 14:56, 24 August 2016 (MDT)

I'll get back to ya. Scientific Guy (talk / AIOC Episode Timeline) 15:29, 24 August 2016 (MDT)


I noticed you were editing Template:Infobox Albums, well now all the album pages are messed up. Can you please take a look at this? AIOrocks101 (talk) 16:31, 6 August 2016 (MDT)

Thank you so much for noticing that. I have no idea what happened, but I'll try to edit the template in a more careful style. Scientific Guy (talk / AIOC Episode Timeline) 17:10, 6 August 2016 (MDT)

Re: Album Infobox

So it's been a solid two years (which is what happens with college), since I have been on here. My guess is there is a section for old and new, because we were transitioning between styles of infoboxes. If we got rid of the old, some sections of episodes would be messed up. As far as whether you can delete a section, talk to User:Reddo, he would also have a better answer as to why we have old and new. Stop Wooton' Around (talk) 19:10, 6 August 2016 (MDT)

Now that I have been tinkering around for the past couple of days, I figured out more of why there is an old and new section. At some point, I apparently thought it would be a great idea to transition the template for albums to reflect that of the new episode (with the tabs) template. Now I tested it out, and there are still major issues with. I guessing that was an unfinished project of mine. There probably needs to be a discussion on whether we want/need tabs for the albums. Potentially no, because the information within the template is not near as expanse as that of an episode. Hope that helps! Stop Wooton' Around (talk) 19:53, 7 August 2016 (MDT)

Episode Redirections

I have noticed that you have deleted a few pages that were simply created to redirect. While they don't seem like they are needed, they actually are. These pages are there because it is a common misspelling, if we have a redirection it allows a user of the wiki to search by that name and still arrive to the correct location. For example, say they don't know that The Ties That Bind Us should be all capitalized. If they type The Ties that Bind Us, they will still find the correct page. Stop Wooton' Around (talk) 20:42, 7 August 2016 (MDT)

Okay, I see why, I suppose I'll be a tiny bit more careful with deleting redirects; but just saying, type in the ties that bind, part 1 (with no caps) and see what happens. Scientific Guy (talk / AIOC Episode Timeline) 15:30, 8 August 2016 (MDT)
Valid point, I wonder if there is a way to have the page, but not have it appear in the suggestions. I gave you credit for the idea and asked Reddo on his talk page, we shall see what he things/says. Stop Wooton' Around (talk) 18:18, 8 August 2016 (MDT)
just throwing this here too, capitalization doesn't make a difference now in the search box, mandy s brings up Mandy Str... so there's not much use for those redirects if they were just made for capital reasons Reddo (talk) 19:57, 8 August 2016 (MDT)
Ah, didn't realize that was the case now (what happens when you get busy and disappear for a couple of years). In that case my apologies, Scientific Guy, it looks like that would be a proper course of action. Stop Wooton' Around (talk) 20:09, 8 August 2016 (MDT)

Hello and Thank You

Now that I actually appeared again, thought I would make a proper hello and a thank you. It's nice to see new(er) users continue to edit and improve the wiki, when us older contributors get busy. Once school starts up again, I will probably disappear for awhile, but just wanted to say a proper hello. :) Stop Wooton' Around (talk) 18:33, 11 August 2016 (MDT)

Hey, no problem; Hello! It's nice to be talking to my contemporary on this wiki after you being gone for a while. If there's anything that I can do for you, or anything you have comments on that I've done, just name it. Scientific Guy (talk / AIOC Episode Timeline) 18:37, 11 August 2016 (MDT)
By the way, I just made a new template. Usage: {{Alb|Take it From the Top}} or {{Alb|51}} Whaddaya think? Scientific Guy (talk / AIOC Episode Timeline) 18:42, 11 August 2016 (MDT)
What's the planned usage? An album version of the ep template? If so, not a bad idea just not sure of the usage. Although, to be completely honest, not sure why we have the ep template. (I believe it had something to do with adding numbers in front of episodes.) Stop Wooton' Around (talk) 18:48, 11 August 2016 (MDT)
With my template, instead of typing [[Album 33: Virtual Realities|Album #33: ''Virtual Realities'']] (Yielding Album #33: Virtual Realities) all we have to type is {{alb|33}} (Which yields Album #33: Virtual Realities), extremely streamlining the process. Scientific Guy (talk / AIOC Episode Timeline) 18:56, 11 August 2016 (MDT)
Gotcha, that is much faster! I like it! Stop Wooton' Around (talk) 19:01, 11 August 2016 (MDT)

Re: Albums Box

Awesome and thanks! I don't even remember what I was doing with them. I am now trying to get the videos more mainstream, which is actually a possibility now. I am struggling with the staff episodes template. I have mostly gotten a handle on the staff infobox. Stop Wooton' Around (talk) 21:37, 22 August 2016 (MDT)

Actually, if you don't mind I would like your input. So if you look here you can see that the videos have a lot of cast and crew edits. Is that something that could be added to the infobox (that we would obviously need tabs for) or should it be it's own separate field (like characters) since the videos have so many different areas? Stop Wooton' Around (talk) 23:16, 22 August 2016 (MDT)
Yeah, I don't expect you to take that one on. Just wondering what you thought. if you look at the sandbox, you can see kind of what I envision potentially. I think all that information would clutter the infobox. I am going to work on a functioning template, but school has started again, so I am pretty busy. Ultimately though, I just respect your ideas and by no means expect you to take on more then you have. You have definitely added life back into the editing community. Stop Wooton' Around (talk) 07:40, 25 August 2016 (MDT)


Hey Scientific Guy I really like what you did with the userboxs! It's pretty cool! :D thumbs up man! AristaMaxwell (talk) 19:28, 30 August 2016 (MDT)


Can you undo your edits on the episode infobox to go back to the promo = na system, #ifexists is an expensive parser function that's much slower than using the template parameter and has negative effects on the server Reddo (talk) 11:37, 1 October 2016 (MDT)

Oh... I used ReplaceText to get rid of "| promo = na" in all of Episodes missing previews. Sorry if this creates a lot of problems, but I don't want to have to click undo on all 117 of those pages; is there any way you can do it, and also for Episodes missing samples? I've undone the edits in IEI, though Scientific Guy (talk / AIOC Episode Timeline) 13:51, 1 October 2016 (MDT)

Dec schedule

I had the schedule page up with red links, then went to find the weekend episodes that are going to be airing. Left the tabs there, came back from dinner and was most surprised to find that the red links now go to the correct pages! Good work. (I normally have the monthly AIO schedule in the last week of the preceding month, not sure what happened.) Anyway AIO fans edit alike :) Merry Christmas. Aiow 16:21, 2 December 2016 (MST)

Merry Christmas to you too, friend. I found the sched. on the Odyssey Scoop, so I went ahead and did it. Nice to see you're around; I'm gonna eat dinner but'll be back in ~47 min. Scientific Guy (talk / AIOC Episode Timeline) 16:23, 2 December 2016 (MST)

Re: New Projects

Not too sure what to make of the first image, I'm not a OAC member, so them having little women makes no difference to me. The second image is kind of nice. I would want it too look more polished if it were to be used as the wiki's logo. I do kind of like the current on with just Whit, Connie and Eugene (It is the same three and order on the spanish albums). Aiow 14:46, 5 December 2016 (MST)


So I don't understand why C&C is in the Ties that Bind Saga....,_Part_1&diff=prev&oldid=201350 was looking to add a better Genre to Connie the Counsellor, dodn't see how that fits in either... ~ OdysseyFan (talk) 10:05, 6 December 2016 (MST)

Easy: Whit's dizzy spells in The Ties That Bind, Part 8 and Between the Lines, Part 2 (both TTTB episodes) are similar to his spell in Castles and Cauldrons, Part 1. Kathy Buchanan actually referenced C&C when she wrote BtL. I thought BtL sounded a lot like it before I heard the interview with her, and the Odyssey ScoopCast thought the same thing. That's why (and only why) it fits. Connie the Counselor merely fits due to the character development of Buck and Jules. I am trying to condense which episodes exactly fit where, and CtC is a definite fit in The Ties That Bind. Feel free to add another genre, but please don't change the one I put in (without further discussion, that is). Scientific Guy (talk / AIOC Episode Timeline) 14:26, 6 December 2016 (MST)

How Do You Add Things to Catergories

Scientific Guy, I was wondering, how do I add Tom Riley to deceased characters, because he is dead, as of Legacy.

Hello, unnamed wiki user (who incidentally looks like Agent Monty)! Simply put [[Category:category name]] on the page you want to add to category name. In this case, for Tom, you'd put [[Category:Deceased Characters]] at the bottom of the page, but don't put it on until "Legacy, Part 1" has aired, because the category will make his page show up on other pages. Scientific Guy (talk / AIOC Episode Timeline) 17:45, 4 January 2017 (MST)

Get In The Show


Ha! Well, details aren't released yet; all we know that there is one and that grand prize will be a trip for 4 on the cruise and a part in The Hand of Hope. Scientific Guy (talk / AIOC Episode Timeline) 18:46, 30 January 2017 (MST)
UGH. I am freaking out -_- XD lol Watch out, you will have a rival when it comes time! Just you WAIT! *drops the mike* AristaMaxwell (talk) 19:29, 30 January 2017 (MST)
......You're on! Scientific Guy (talk / AIOC Episode Timeline) 15:00, 31 January 2017 (MST)

Infobox Other Character

Can you please look at Template:Infobox Other Character and Mike Fowler? I can't figure out what's wrong. AIOrocks101 (talk) 21:12, 9 April 2017 (MDT)

Fixed. - missing close DIV tags. also instead of eliminating categories, change the names to "Other Series" Other Series Characters, Other Series Epidoes, ETc. this should help with sorting ~ OdysseyFan (talk) 06:43, 10 April 2017 (MDT)
LOL... glad I could be of service! Scientific Guy (talk / AIOC Episode Timeline) 18:05, 10 April 2017 (MDT)


Have you tried emailing him? You can use the form here. That will send a message to his gmail account. Then when he replies back you will have his email address (and thus can email him directly).

He still uses email, I get one from him every month, so that should work.

PS nice work on the AIOWpodcast! Aiow 08:19, 21 April 2017 (MDT)

I tried a while ago, let me try again. Scientific Guy (talk / AIOC Episode Timeline) 19:38, 21 April 2017 (MDT)