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Not sure if this is the place to put this

But do you know if an Australian TV network is broadcasting Heroes? It was previously on channel Seven but I am not sure whether or not they are showing the latest season. They have had a habit of putting Heroes on later and later as the season progresses and I am unsure whether they will even bother this season.--Steelymcbeam 23:34, 1 February 2009 (EST)

  • Wow, someone in the same boat as me! As far as I know, Seven still own the rights to the show, but will probably air Volume Four, and, by that stage, possibly Five, in the ratings off-season in December-January. If you weren't aware, Heroes hasn't exactly set the ratings on fire in Australia. However, I am hoping they make a Ten HD-style move, and air it on 7HD like Ten have done will Smallville and Battlestar Galactica. -- Tristan0709 talk 00:02, 2 February 2009 (EST)
    • Yeah I know Heroes hasn't been a success in Australia, but from what I gather neither has Lost and that looks to still continue. Hopefully it will be aired, otherwise I can just watch it online.--Steelymcbeam 05:40, 2 February 2009 (EST)
      • I couldn't say, I have no idea about broadcasting in Australia. Sorry! -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 07:56, 2 February 2009 (EST)
        • Well tristan and steely what i do becuase i live in uk is go on google and write megavideo then the name of the episode and then find it before it gets removed. Gabriel Bishop 03:39, 15 February 2009 (EST) Gabriel Bishop

Da premiere

Doing anything big tonight for da pemiere?--Citizen 12:43, 2 February 2009 (EST)

  • My wife is working tonight, and I usually like to wait until she gets home to watch it with her. However, she'll but working till about 11:30, so I might watch it first by myself, then watch it again with her. Shhh. Nothing big, though--we might get some Ben & Jerry's. :) Why, have you got some fun plans for tonight? -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 13:24, 2 February 2009 (EST)
    • Well, tonight will mark the first night I'll get to watch Heroes live, so that's quite a thrill. And just live/post-episode chat with fans from 9th. Looking forward to it.--Citizen 15:13, 2 February 2009 (EST)

Super Bowl Commercials

Do you have any HD images of the other two Super Bowl commercials?--MiamiVolts (talk) 19:55, 2 February 2009 (EST)

About Peter's current ability

Before I went and made up another ability, I wanted to get your thoughts on the subject. I was thinking about making "Ability mimicry" and having the description be: The ability to temporarily exhibit the ability of another evolved human after physical contact. It seems that he was no longer able to use the strength he picked up from Mohinder after he touched Tracy and acquired her ability of Freezing. Let me know what you think. --Bentonyang 22:23, 2 February 2009 (EST)

  • I think you're absolutely right, he wasn't able to use Mohinder's strength. It was almost as if he was only able to hold on to one ability at a time. Interesting, too, that Nathan asked him what he was able to do these days, and Peter replied, "What was the last thing you saw me do?" I think that's the essence of his ability now. I don't think that's really been confirmed yet, though, so I'm not sure I would add a new ability page yet. I would get others' opinions on the matter. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 22:27, 2 February 2009 (EST)
    • That's a great observation, Bentonyang. But Ryan, I'm confused about how we're supposed to list his abilities now... how do you suggest we go about doing that? Sincerely, Thrashmeister [ U | T | C ] 22:30, 2 February 2009 (EST)
      • I'm confused, too. I don't have a suggestion that I feel strongly about. Let's get some discussion going on a talk page... -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 22:32, 2 February 2009 (EST)
    • I figured at first that he had the same ability he had before and that they just added an effect to it. However the fact that they added an effect, coupled with his touching Mohinder (and Tracy) first, plus his comment to Nathan... and finally PLUS their realization that Peter becomes too powerful too easily probably convinced them to alter his ability slightly now that he got it back. It could also explain why he was so worried about getting blown out of the plane rather than just flying back inside. So at this point I think you're right and his ability is now different... which I'm very glad to see. (Admin 22:36, 2 February 2009 (EST))
      • Agree, Admin. I'm very happy that it's different--yet it still maintains the essence of his old ability, which was absorbing the abilities of others. Only now, he seems to absorb them one at a time....If only we had a name for it. :) -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 22:39, 2 February 2009 (EST)
        • Isn't "ability mimicry" good enough? I mean, empathy doesn't appear to be required at the moment so I don't think that has to be part of the name. The only trouble is that it might be "ability absorption" (what Arthur had), but we won't know until at least next week when we find out if the other people Peter touched on the plane still have their abilities...--MiamiVolts (talk) 23:21, 2 February 2009 (EST)
          • That works for me. It doesn't seem to be Arthur's ability, though--Peter could only have one ability at a time, where Arthur could have multiple. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 00:14, 3 February 2009 (EST)
            • I wouldn't go with ability mimicry, this doesn't suggest that Peter can only take on one ability at a time (it sort of suggest other-wise), I think we should wait until next episode to find out. ---- Bring on the Irony 11:31, 4 February 2009 (EST)

Number of Episodes for Season 3?

Hey Ryan...does season 3 have 26 episodes and is this news? I thought it was supposed to be 24/25? Also, any schedule update, this site shows 26 episodes with the season ending in April end!? Futon Critic The ODI 14:10, 3 February 2009 (EST)

  • There are only 25, as far as I know. In fact, Greg Beeman said there were 25 in last night's blog entry (13 in the first volume, and 12 in the second). Where are you seeing 26 episodes listed on Heroes Wiki? -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 16:47, 3 February 2009 (EST)
    • Oops I guess how I wrote my post, made it sound like the info was listed here on Heroes Wiki, but I actually posted a link to Futon Critic above where it is listed. I sent the info to Andy and he said that FC is a reliable source and gets press releases a day or two early. So perhaps a small typo and will go with Beeman says for now... :) The ODI 17:31, 3 February 2009 (EST)
      • Oh, didn't see the link. Could be 25. I've always trusted Futon Critic in the past, but it's also possible they make mistakes like everyone else. If it's a true thing, I'm sure NBC will promote it, so we'll catch word of it in a day or two if it's authentic. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 19:38, 3 February 2009 (EST)
        • Just got official confirmation direct from Gary Mednick at NBC that it IS 25 episodes with the finale on April 27th. Sucks it will end early, but at least we know now. The ODI 14:46, 4 February 2009 (EST)
          • OMG! It will end so early??? I'm happy because there won't be any breaks between the episodes but then we'll have to wait 5 months for the next volume!--Alen76 15:06, 15 February 2009 (EST)
            • On the upside, it will give a big chunk of time for the graphic novels to really develop a good storyline. Remember how compelling the evsdropr stuff was last year? Or the backstories for Claude, Candice, and the Haitian the year before that? I really enjoy the summer graphic novels, and I'm especially looking forward to them this year. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 16:08, 15 February 2009 (EST)

NBC Partnership Links

Shouldn't we note that also links to us now?--MiamiVolts (talk) 20:48, 3 February 2009 (EST)

Question about contributions - user pages created

  • Hi Ryan, long time not internet chat speak :). Is there any way to get a list of user pages created instead of the wiki pages?
    (Sorry not to the point, but also (1) Should I create a few of the un-aired character pages as the whole of Seson 2 is virtually blank and I have the DVD so I know who they are. (2) Should I help with the quote pages, most have the afd tag on them so I wasn't sure I should help?) ---- Bring on the Irony 11:37, 4 February 2009 (EST)
    • Use this code:
      See the sandbox to check out what it looks like. This link should also list all user pages that start with "Irony" (in case you didn't actually start one of your own pages). Hope that helps!

      If you'd like to create some of the unaired character pages, that'd be great! Let me know if you need a hand with them.

      I'm not sure what's going on with the quotes pages. I don't think they're a bad idea, but I don't like them exactly as they are now. It should probably be discusses at the community portal--I believe there's already a discussion going on there now. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 15:33, 4 February 2009 (EST)

      • Thanks for the code. You may have noticed that I created the Robert Keep page, but I can't find an image for him (it is on the portal but I can't find it). I was on the community portal talking about the quotes page but the conversation seems to have died down. --Irony - (talk) 15:38, 4 February 2009 (EST)
  • Sorry, I am still having trouble with a few images, you might have to patch some gaps. :) --Irony - (talk) 15:54, 4 February 2009 (EST)
    • That's fine... Here are all the caps, though:

Hope that helps! -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 16:01, 4 February 2009 (EST)

  • It does! (I've copied them into my sandbox so you can delete them if you want (they make the page very long). Thanks :) --Irony - (talk) 16:14, 4 February 2009 (EST)

a few things

Hey Ryan. First off, I notice that the navbar at the top of your talk page needs updating to include your Archive 23 (January 2009). Second, if it's not too much work, could you please delete all the pages/templates inside my User:Radicell/Webisodes project? It's a project I've abandoned, so I don't need those pages/templates anymore. Thirdly, I've notice another example of the naming issue I talked about last time. This time, I think Marie should be moved to Marie (Moonlight Serenade), so that the Marie page can be a redirect to Marie (disambig). I don't think, in this case, that either Marie should be placed above the other. What do you think? --Radicell 05:50, 5 February 2009 (EST)

Character connections

Ryan, do you know if there is a program that would allow me to create a character connection chart? Something like this and this? Something like they have at the Marvel website (like this). Since Heroes has so many characters and we already have a connections page, I thought it'd be interesting to have something like that. Intuitive Empath - Talk - Contributions 11:03, 6 February 2009 (EST)

  • Sorry, I don't know of anything specific that could make that kind of a chart. Actually, the two from Lostpedia look like they're just made with an image editor like Gimp. In fact, most of the tools might be available on a program like Microsoft Word or Word Perfect....I feel like I've seen something like that on Facebook...maybe like a relationship chart or something? I don't know specifics, though. Sorry... -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 17:04, 6 February 2009 (EST)

Building 26

Hey guy...correct me if im wrong...but isn't Hiro and Ando's lair Building 26?....i mean, i'm pretty sure that was the number on the door or the fire house when Hiro opened the door? and if so, is it cool if i put that on the Spoiler Building 26 page--Anthony Gooch 12:28, 6 February 2009 (EST)

  • It was firehouse 38.--Citizen 15:33, 6 February 2009 (EST)
    • Yeah, it was 38. See here or here. Building 26 is the name of an upcoming episode, but I don't think we've been introduced to any building by that name yet. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 17:04, 6 February 2009 (EST)
    • ok, and while i have your attention, i have a question/theory about you think in some kinda weird freaky mojo way his ability has been empathic mimicry, we saw him connect on a 'sad' level with elle and it just that on some deep level he connected with people 'in pain' (his victims) and was able to acquire their power all along--Anthony Gooch 12:01, 12 February 2009 (EST)
      • Sorry to put my nose where I was called, but this theory is flawed. If Sylar had gotten all his powers like this, we wouldn't have lost them to the Shanti virus. Intuitive Empath - Talk - Contributions 12:16, 12 February 2009 (EST)
      • I don't think Sylar has the same ability as Peter originally had. Similar, but not the same. I think he learned how to absorb Elle's power through being an empathetic person, but I don't think he had the same ability as Peter. I believe this was addressed by Joe Pokaski and Aron Coleite in a Behind the Eclipse, but I don't remember which one. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 12:53, 12 February 2009 (EST)
  • Isn't Building 26 where Nathan was talking on the phone to Angela in last week's episode? I thought I saw it mentioned in the screentext, but I'm not sure.--MiamiVolts (talk) 12:25, 12 February 2009 (EST)
    • It is, it appears when Nathan's on the phone. Intuitive Empath - Talk - Contributions 12:29, 12 February 2009 (EST)
      • Yes. Building 26 is where Nathan was telling the story to Angela on the phone. It's also the name of an upcoming episode. Building 38 is where Hiro and Ando have their lair. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 12:53, 12 February 2009 (EST)
        • Ok, ok, all points taken well! lol--Anthony Gooch 22:43, 12 February 2009 (EST)


Hi Ryan. Shouldn't there be a help page on how to archive, I don't need to because nobody ever talks to me See :(. I still think it would be useful though --IronyUTC CH 12:38, 6 February 2009 (EST)

  • We're working something regarding that on the test site, and considering adding a newpage template for automating the archiving. I'm waiting for all that to get sorted out before drafting a help page since I'm guessing the procedure is likely to change soon.--MiamiVolts (talk) 13:55, 6 February 2009 (EST)
    • That's good :). Still, I'm upset nobody wants to talk to me :(. I'm fine with it really. --IronyUTC CH 13:57, 6 February 2009 (EST)
      • I just left a message for you on your talk page, Irony. Better now? j/k ;)--MiamiVolts (talk) 14:00, 6 February 2009 (EST)
        • Just a bit. You've stopped me crying now :) --IronyUTC CH 14:02, 6 February 2009 (EST)


Ryan, could you go through his contributions? Every now and then some of his contributions constitute vandalism and possible revert war. Intuitive Empath - Talk - Contributions 15:52, 6 February 2009 (EST)

  • I'll take a look. Thanks for the heads up. By the way, if you take issue with an edit or multiple edits from contributors, feel free to make comments on their talk pages. It helps if discipline needs to be taken--that way they're not hearing it from me for the first time, and we cover ourselves by warning people of their behavior within a reasonable amount of time. When doing so, keep in mind Wikipedia's excellent principle of assuming good faith, realizing that edits that may look like vandalism may not be as intentional as they seem. When correcting an editor for the first time, it's okay to be kind and polite yet firm and direct. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 17:04, 6 February 2009 (EST)
    • Yeah, I've had trouble with polite yet firm in the past, I'm sick of people accusing me of pursuing them and checking if I'm a sypop before they start disrespecting me. Long story short, AGF hardly ever works for me. Intuitive Empath - Talk - Contributions 17:29, 6 February 2009 (EST)
      • It's not an easy principle to follow. Believe me, I know! However, it's still an integral part of wiki-ing. Take a look at this essay--it might help put things into perspective a bit. If people disrespect you, that's one thing--let me know if anybody is disrespectful to you, and I will take care of it from the administrator's level. However, we should never begin a "confrontational" discussion (like calling somebody on their silly edits) by being rude ourselves. I'm not pointing that to you at all--I can't think of any times you have been rude. I'm just saying that as a general guideline for anybody reading this. And you're right, AGF very often doesn't work. Many times, people vandalize the site, and they do it intentionally. However, it would be a shame to automatically ban everybody from the site who has ever made an edit that's silly. Some of our very good editors (and even a patroller or two) began with a rough start and by making silly and/or antagonistic edits. They turned themselves around and got their acts together, thank goodness. If we hadn't exercised AGF, they wouldn't be here. Now, that's not the case with everybody, of course. But we don't want to throw out the baby with the bathwater, of course. Long story short, I know it's not always easy to be patient, but it's still necessary. :) -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 17:43, 6 February 2009 (EST)

The plane crash

Hey, I'm a newbie in editing so I just wanted to ask the experienced ones if they could make a new article here about the plane crash in the last episode. Thanks!--Alen76 16:16, 7 February 2009 (EST)

  • I could...but if you're inexperienced, you might want to try to make the article yourself for practice. Don't worry about messing up--others will be by to fix and clean and edit it. Just click on this link and start editing! :) -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 17:04, 7 February 2009 (EST)
    • Thanks! I will probably start when another episode airs because of the lack of information.--Alen76 08:41, 8 February 2009 (EST)

Hey, creating the plane crash page but need an image of the plane itself, do you have one or a link to it?--Steelymcbeam 09:59, 8 February 2009 (EST)

  • Don't worry mate, found one already.--Steelymcbeam 10:13, 8 February 2009 (EST)
    • Thanks for making that page!--Alen76 13:16, 8 February 2009 (EST)

Peter's ability

I think that Peter's Ability's name should change to Empathic Mimic Touch. The ability to copy another evoled humans ability one at a time through physical contact. Badluck2772 12:52, 8 February 2009

  • Hey mate, you should click the + next to the edit button next time, it starts a new topic instead of carrying on from this one. Also sign your signature by clicking the signature button.--Steelymcbeam 12:55, 8 February 2009 (EST)
  • Thanks for the suggestion, Badluck. I actually prefer just calling the ability "Peter's ability" for now since the writers and producers don't have a name for it yet. But that's just my opinion. I don't have the authority to just go ahead and change a name--and I wouldn't even if I did have that authority. That's a decision for the community as a whole to make. It can be discussed at Talk:Peter's ability. Thanks! -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 14:22, 8 February 2009 (EST)

Shouldn't we add it?

Shouldn't we add Flight 195 crash to the events box?--Steelymcbeam 14:47, 8 February 2009 (EST)

  • Yes, I was just thinking that :) --IronyUTC CH 14:47, 8 February 2009 (EST)
    • Yeah, I haven't gotten to it yet. Feel free to do that if you'd like. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 14:48, 8 February 2009 (EST)
      • Already done :) --IronyUTC CH 14:49, 8 February 2009 (EST)
        • Hey I did the box you did the portal--Steelymcbeam 14:54, 8 February 2009 (EST)


I am adding relevant theories that have not been disproven to the Theory:Drug dealer page, but Intuitive Empath continues to delete them, stating he will not let another Mr Muggles happen. I don't understand, the theories I posted are possible and until otherwise should be allowed to rest on the theory page. Afterall they are just theories, they are possible and are doing no harm than allowing speculation on him.--Steelymcbeam 02:06, 9 February 2009 (EST)

  • Thanks for letting me know. Most of the theories that are there right now seem valid. Far-fetched, but valid. However, this should be discussed at Theory talk:Drug dealer before being brought to an administrator's attention. I see Intuitive Empath has already posted his comments there. You might want to join the discussion on that page where it's fair for all to discuss. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 08:02, 9 February 2009 (EST)


Hi, I noticed you undid my edits to the sortnames of Male party guest, Female party guest (I), and Female party guest (II). However, the reason I changed them was because of here, where the same sort of situation occurs, using "fan" instead of "Party guest". I had thought that terms that differentiate conflicting characters (Male/Female, Black-haired/Redhead, (I)/(II)), etc. were to be left out of sortnames, that's why I had changed them. So, in this case, "Male" and "Female" stays? In that case should we change Portal:Matt-Related Graphic Novel Characters too?

  • Portals are one things, categories are another. A portal's organization is a little bit looser and can cut off parts of names to suit spacing, organizing, or whatever, really. However, if you user the sortname variable in the character box, it sorts the article under that name in every category. So, that means female party guest (I) would be sorted under "P" in Category:Characters, Category:Humans, Category:Female Characters, and every other category on which that character is listed. The only explicit changes that really should be made is to sort a person by their last name instead of their first names in the categories. I can't think of too many other sortname changes that would need to be made. Does that make sense, or am I speaking gibberish? (I have a habit of that.) If you need me to clarify, let me know. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 15:48, 9 February 2009 (EST)
    • Alright, that makes sense. I hadn't considered the other categories, so now I'd agree with your reverts. Even though I contribute regularly, there's still parts of the wiki that I'm figuring out, thanks for the reply. --Radicell 03:13, 10 February 2009 (EST)
      • Me too--I'm amazed at what I continue to learn, and what I don't know... Just wait until the next MediaWiki upgrade! -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 07:15, 10 February 2009 (EST)

External site spammer

Blanked several articles and user pages, spamming to external site, look at the url, it seems a diffamation site. His edits. No worries, I reverted everything. Intuitive Empath - Talk - Contributions 17:35, 9 February 2009 (EST)

  • And there were a boatload of them to revert. We need one of those big red shutoff buttons like they have at gas-stations, incase there is a gas leak. --HiroDynoSlayer (talk) 02/9/2009 18:07 (EST)
    • I'd settle for a sawed-off shotgun. Thanks for taking care of the reverts, guys. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 19:47, 9 February 2009 (EST)

Trust and Blood Interactive

Looks like you've already done this one. Thanks, Ryan. If you want to sit out the next one, let me know [my cell is working again (had to take it to the shop for a new sim card)]. But if you want to do it regularly, feel free. It's nice to reduce the text messaging charges on my phone bill. BTW, be sure to note which time zone you recorded this interactive from. On the main page for the Heroes Interactive, I put that by default all the interactives are from the Pacific timezone unless otherwise specified.--MiamiVolts (talk) 00:23, 10 February 2009 (EST)

  • I don't mind doing the messages, but they're not my favorite--just another "thing" I might screw up. :) However, I have free unlimited texting, so I'll take care of it to save you some cash. :) -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 00:25, 10 February 2009 (EST)
    • Much appreciated. If you need a night off or have trouble doing the interactive one night, let me know.--MiamiVolts (talk) 00:40, 10 February 2009 (EST)
      • Unless you want to, I'll take the reins for awhile. You've served your time. :) -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 00:47, 10 February 2009 (EST)
  • I thought I did put the time zone I used when I showed the choice "A". Is there somewhere else I should note it? -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 00:27, 10 February 2009 (EST)
    • I guess that's enough, though I was thinking a note at the bottom would be useful to make it clear. I often skip reading that part since it is repetitive each week. Also, just cause you marked it ET doesn't mean that's what happened... if Heroes had been delayed an hour due to the President's conference, you might have needed to choose the Central timezone option to get the messages with the show.--MiamiVolts (talk) 00:40, 10 February 2009 (EST)
      • I'm not sure where. If you'd like to add it, feel free. I'm not territorial. :) -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 00:47, 10 February 2009 (EST)
        • Just in a notes section at the bottom before the navbar. I'll take care of the note; it's the least I can do. ;)--MiamiVolts (talk) 00:50, 10 February 2009 (EST)
          • You might want to take a look at the note I added along with the corrections. I had already subscribed for tonight, and found an additional question in the Pacific version that you hadn't noted (I guess it wasn't in the ET version due to the President's address?). Feel free to move it if it belongs elsewhere.--MiamiVolts (talk) 01:13, 10 February 2009 (EST)

Theory move

Theory:Peter's ability needs to be moved to the new name, but someone else already created Theory:Ability replication. Intuitive Empath - Talk - Contributions 15:07, 10 February 2009 (EST)

  • There's also Theory:Ability Replication. - Josh (talk/contribs) 16:08, 10 February 2009 (EST)
    • When was it decided that that's the name of Peter's ability? Is there something I'm missing? Last I checked, which was yesterday, there wasn't a consensus on a name. I don't personally mind the name, but it's not up to me. It's up to the consensus of the community. 24 hours is certainly not enough time to find consensus for a descriptive name. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 16:20, 10 February 2009 (EST)


Not the first time he's been doing what he shouldn't. [1] Intuitive Empath - Talk - Contributions 17:10, 10 February 2009 (EST)

  • Thanks. I left Rayron a message. Feel free to leave one yourself next time, if you see him doing something he shouldn't. :) -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 19:18, 10 February 2009 (EST)

New Pinehearst Message

Where to put it?

Subject: MESS_BEGINS: achel Mills

END_BREAK--ssessment results are in for the recruits. As ordered, Ive attached scoring breakdowns for all the new recruits, but Mills is clearly the stand-out in all categ--BREAK_CHAR_LIM INTRCPT_ENDS

--Therequiembellishere 23:06, 10 February 2009 (EST)

  • Dunno for sure. Should we start a new page for Pinehearst messages? -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 23:08, 10 February 2009 (EST)
    • It belongs to the iStory. It's for the first chapter of the third iStory volume. It belongs on a new page for that volume.--MiamiVolts (talk) 23:19, 10 February 2009 (EST)
      • Is that where we'll put all the messages from Pinehearst? -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 23:20, 10 February 2009 (EST)
        • If there's more from Pinehearst, they are most likely related to the iStory. We should probably add a pointer on the Pinehearst Company page, or simply add the messages there till we catch up with documenting the iStory.--MiamiVolts (talk) 23:28, 10 February 2009 (EST)
          • We need to add a redirect from Pinehearst messages to where ever they are being archived so people can search for them. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 23:32, 10 February 2009 (EST)
            • Added a redirect for the last message. If we want to point to one place for them, though, it looks like we'll have to make 'Pinehearst messages' be a separate article since the future messages will be in the new volume.--MiamiVolts (talk) 23:44, 10 February 2009 (EST)
  • I just added a page for Pinehearst and Primatech messages, named such so that it can include the messages about the iStory and any that were about the graphic novels/webisodes. However, I can't find any of those gn/webisode messages at the moment. Were there any, or should we just rename the article iStory messages?--MiamiVolts (talk) 16:31, 19 February 2009 (EST)
    • Let me look in my email inbox. Otherwise, yeah, I think just iStory messages is fine. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 20:24, 19 February 2009 (EST)
      • Yeah, I can't find anything other than messages about the iStory. Either title works for me. By the way, Miami, were there specific gn/webisode messages you were thinking of? Your post seems to hint that there were some in particular you had in mind. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 20:34, 19 February 2009 (EST)

Age appropriate

Gots a question for you... what is the "age rating" of Heroeswiki? I was contemplating making the second part of my sig "talk dirty to me..." but didn't want to offend.

The origin of why I would be using that will be a little more understood once I get my user page finished.

So, back to the issue, would that sig be against any rules? And to match that, is my user pic against any rules? Angielynne - talk to me... 18:57, 11 February 2009 (EST)

  • There is no age limit for Heroes Wiki...but I tend to edit my own speech to be about the same level of appropriateness as Heroes itself. I don't personally have a problem with either one of the issues you're asking about. Just remember that there are young kids (tweens) who regularly frequent this site. Use your best judgment. :) -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 19:45, 11 February 2009 (EST)
  • Consider that we've seen some relatively racy video of Nathan and Jessica already in the show, so I think the "talk dirty to me" wouldn't be bad in comparison. :) (Admin 19:47, 11 February 2009 (EST))

Maya's drink

Did DJ Doyle mention anything about her spilled drink being water? It's written as water on the telekinesis page, but I can't find where that is confirmed.--MiamiVolts (talk) 02:11, 12 February 2009 (EST)

  • No. You got the bulk of the email at Talk:Misha's ability. I left out stuff he wrote about Shepard Fairey, Obama, and the Heroes boards. :) I'll change it to "drinks". -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 02:14, 12 February 2009 (EST)
    • Thanks for clarifying that. I think I see where you were going in your edit summary that it's unlikely that Maya is drinking water at a bar, though perhaps she is drinking for two...--MiamiVolts (talk) 02:24, 12 February 2009 (EST)
      • What's funny is that when I first read your above post, I thought you were suggesting she was pregnant. "Drinking for two". A sick and twisted pregnancy that would be! -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 02:25, 12 February 2009 (EST)
        • Funny? I was suggesting she might be pregnant... staying away from alcoholic drinks is often a sign. But yes, if she is pregnant it could get scary.--MiamiVolts (talk) 02:28, 12 February 2009 (EST)

For Ability Replication?

Should we be adding "replicated by" as a new part of the power infobox? It is so far, quite different from empathic mimicry and doesn't look to be going away so shouldn't it be added to inform exactly how Peter is using the stated ability?--Steelymcbeam 06:44, 12 February 2009 (EST)


Hi ryan im back from a heroes vactation (not on this wiki) and i saw that some people in other countries had to suffer the wait of watching volume 4 eps. so im posting this here so people can watch trust and blood :) . Gabriel Bishop 04:40, 13 February 2009 (EST) Gabriel Bishop

  • "This video has been removed due to infringement". Not that I should be admitting I went to the link.... -- Tristan0709 talk 20:50, 13 February 2009 (EST)

Autosig question

Hey there RGS, I had a question about my autosig. I finally decided to make one yesterday. However, whenever I try to enter my signature using ~~~~, instead of putting {{User:Thrashmeister/Sigmeister}}, it just puts all of the content for my signature in {{User:Thrashmeister/Sigmeister}} on the page that I'm trying to sign. I checked my preferences, and it turns out that even though I put {{User:Thrashmeister/Sigmeister}} as my signature, it converts it to {{SUBST:User:Thrashmeister/Sigmeister}} as soon as I save my preferences. How can I make it so that my signature turns out like yours, or anyone else's autosig? Do I actually have to type out {{User:Thrashmeister/Sigmeister}} every time I want to sign? Thanks! -Sincerely, Thrashmeister » talk- 12:05, 13 February 2009 (EST)

  • You need both a sig and an autosig subpage. Have the sig be your actual sig and the autosig contain a template invocation of your sig. That should do it, as long as you point your preferences to the autosig. It's explained in Help:Signatures.--MiamiVolts (talk) 12:11, 13 February 2009 (EST)
    • That seems to have done it. Thanks, Miami! -Sincerely, Thrashmeister » talk- 12:17, 13 February 2009 (EST)

My sig

  • Is there any special way to add the timestap to my signature template, or do I have to add it manually? -- Psilaq R.- \m/ -_- \m/-
    • Yeah, I think you can add it, but you need to use the time builtin. It's kind of tricky coding, though, so it may take some troubleshooting.--MiamiVolts (talk) 12:11, 13 February 2009 (EST)
      • I've tried doing that, and it proved more difficult than was worth it. It's best to just have your preferences designate your customized signature, and then use the four tildes to create the timestamp. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 16:27, 13 February 2009 (EST)

An Unseen Ability

I have found an ability which there isn't a page for yet. It is here. Hope you like it :) --IronyUTC CH 12:59, 14 February 2009 (EST)

  • Love it. Better than Induced Yellification. :) -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 13:01, 14 February 2009 (EST)
    • I'd never seen that one before, it's great :) --IronyUTC CH 13:07, 14 February 2009 (EST)
      • I was just making this one and I think it's the best, see here, I espicially like the limits and the image caption. Also, sorry about the Hana nosebleed thing, didn't realise. :)--IronyUTC CH 13:25, 14 February 2009 (EST)
        • Fantastic! But Peter only? What about Mohinder?! And no worries about the nosebleed page. As you can see from the discussion, I have mixed feelings on the Hana issue, but I lean towards not including it. I'm not sure the page is very well defined. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 14:02, 14 February 2009 (EST)
          • Mohinder, should've thought of him :) Anyone other ideas? --IronyUTC CH 14:12, 14 February 2009 (EST)
        • And this one :) --IronyUTC CH 13:51, 14 February 2009 (EST)
          • Another nice one. I think Elle is the biggest violator of this one. :) -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 14:02, 14 February 2009 (EST)


Since we no who they are can you move my page into then mainspace ? Gabriel Bishop 03:36, 15 February 2009 (EST) Gabriel Bishop

Request por favor!

Why, hello there good sir! i was just strolling thru the wiki and realized we don't have any pictures of Claire on her beloved cell phone(s), i was wondering would you happen to have any pictures of Claire on her beloved cell phone(s)...i'm going to add her to the portal's cell phone page.--Anthony Gooch 22:50, 15 February 2009 (EST)

  • Any episode in particular that you're looking for? Is something like this or this enough? -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 22:55, 15 February 2009 (EST)
    • Why thank you good sir. lol...actually, (and you don't have to go look for it right now) but i did have a scene in particular, off the top of my head i think it would be in The Fix or Distractions, and Claire is sitting on her bed and is on the phone but quickly tries to hide it b/c HRG is coming in her room and she covers it with Manatee book.--Anthony Gooch 23:07, 15 February 2009 (EST)
      • Yatta! -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 23:14, 15 February 2009 (EST)
        • Gracias! ok, one more thing lol...for the multi-used powers page that we were just on, the reason I deleted Sylar off the 3rd column is b/c he never demonstated it, right? Anthony Gooch 23:25, 15 February 2009
      • If you want more pictures of Claire and her cellphone, you can post one from the last episode when she's chatting with Rebel!--Alen76 11:29, 16 February 2009 (EST)

To Do template

Uploading Picture

How do I upload a pic of myself for my user page? --Peter 13:00, 16 February 2009 (EST)

  • At the side of the page there is a link which says 'upload file', in the toolbox section. Click it and it will take you to the page. Then follow the instructions. --IronyUTC CH 13:10, 16 February 2009 (EST)
    • You can also just click right here and it will take you there. If you use Firefox (and some other browsers) you can type Alt+Shift+U. When uploading, don't forget to put a source for your image if you're getting it from the web. If it's a picture of yourself, you can just put that you took the picture. Finally, you'll want to add [[Category:User Images]] so the image is correctly categorized. If you need more help or get stuck, let me know. :) -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 14:35, 16 February 2009 (EST)

Naming Conventions

Sorry about this, I sound like such an idiot but... When we do a naming consensus check when (aka majority) do we change the name? Thanks --IronyUTC CH 14:27, 16 February 2009 (EST)

  • Actually, something important to note is that a majority does not inherently mean consensus. Consensus essentially means that everyone either agrees with the change or at the very least doesn't directly object to it. (Admin 14:31, 16 February 2009 (EST))
    • Oh, Ok, thanks --IronyUTC CH 14:34, 16 February 2009 (EST)
      • Don't feel like an idiot, Irony--it's better to ask than to assume. :) In addition to what Admin said, a consensus check is basically to overrule a standing policy. For instance, with laser emission, we were given the word "lasers" from the graphic novel. It would have remained as that or as "Michael's ability" if there was no consensus. However, to add the word "emission", we found that there was consensus, thus it was changed. That might not be the best example, but it's what came from the top of my head. If you need me to explain it more, let me know. :) -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 14:35, 16 February 2009 (EST)

Catalyst's Images

Sorry about that. I'm still kind of new to this. How exactly should I do this? Catalyst 18:36, 16 February 2009

  • No worries. Where did you get the images from? -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 18:40, 16 February 2009 (EST)
    • I got the image from the smallville wiki. Catalyst 18:54, 16 February 2009
      • They look like screenshots. If they're screenshots, add
        {{image-screenshot}}<br>(from ''Smallville'')
        . If they're promotional images (released by the CW), add
        {{image-promotional}}<br>(from ''Smallville'')
        . Hope that helps. :) -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 19:00, 16 February 2009 (EST)
        • Where do I put
          {{image-screenshot}}<br>(from ''Smallville'')
          • Anywhere on the page. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 19:42, 16 February 2009 (EST)
            • Do I make it a fan made power image by going to the discussion page and editing it? Because i don't see an option for that there.
              • The discussion page is for discussing the image. To make it a fan image, type [[Category:User Images]] somewhere on the image page itself. Let me know if you need me to help you with that. :) -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 18:23, 17 February 2009 (EST)
                • Do you mean on this page?
                  • Yes. Also, quick reminder to sign your discussion posts. Just use four tildes ~~~~ or the signature button. Thanks! -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 18:45, 17 February 2009 (EST)
                    • When i go to edit the page there is nothing there. When i go to this page and then click edit this is what i see. what do i do?
                    • There's nothing on the page because nothing was ever added to it. That's exactly where you need to add the info from above. Click edit, remove the afd information, and add {{image-screenshot}}<br>(from ''Smallville'') (or whatever information you need from above). -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 18:59, 17 February 2009 (EST)
                      • Tell me if this is right. Catalyst 19:21, 17 February 2009
                        • Close! :) You included the "pre" coding, which you see on this edit page, but not on the actual talk page. (I know, it's confusing!) Check out my edit to see what I changed (you might need to scroll down a bit), or check to see how the page should look. Thanks, Catalyst! If you need help in the future, don't hesitate to ask. :) -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 20:06, 17 February 2009 (EST)
                          • Thanks RGS. You have been a big big help. :) Catalyst 20:19, 17 February 2009
                            • Any time. (Oh, and here's your gentle reminder to sign your discussion posts!) :) -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 20:28, 17 February 2009 (EST)


Ryan, are there guidelines as to what can be put down as theory? How a theory should be? And I'm not talking about the formatting help when someone edits a theory page. As you saw the latest Drucker theory, I believe things are running a bit out of control, I don't feel confortable with the most absurd theories, and in this case making a direct mention to a sensitive matter, only because there is no way to be 100% it's impossible. There should be boundaries. Intuitive Empath - Talk - Contributions 19:34, 16 February 2009 (EST)

  • Thanks for the heads up. Generally if something is perceived to be inappropriate, you should generally comment to the person who created the content to see if they will revert/edit the content. If someone feels it is not inappropriate, they can revert the edit and discuss it on the talk page.--Bob (talk) 19:41, 16 February 2009 (EST)
    • Right. I don't frequent the theory pages very much. I know you do, IE, and I know Bob helped standardize them quite a bit awhile ago. I defer to you two when talking about them. Right now, the only guiding policy for content is that if it's viable, it's allowable. If it's impossible or disproven, it's removed. I have no problem saying that theories should pass a measure of appropriateness. That's hard to judge, so maybe we should just sort of leave it at that. That's not to say that the theory about Drucker being a pedophile is invalid, it just should maybe be worded in a way that is a little less direct. It certainly shouldn't use the names of real people who have never been convicted of the same crime--that's libel (or slander--I always get those two mixed up). But we're talking about some policy shifts here. This really should be taken to the community portal. I support what I'm hearing here, though. In the end, Help:Theories might need to be updated. Let me know what else you need. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 19:50, 16 February 2009 (EST)

The Agent - Chapter 2

Hey, I got a recurring character named after my username in this iStory! If you know who's responsible, please give them my thanks. :)--MiamiVolts (talk) 07:53, 17 February 2009 (EST)

  • Very cool! I haven't checked out the chapter yet, but I will later...I'll also see if I can do any digging. The only thing I can think is that I forwarded Joe Tolerico your last email about a broken iStory link, and it had your username on the email. Hmm, I wonder... :) -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 07:55, 17 February 2009 (EST)
    • That could be it. The character is named simply 'Volts', which I use for my 9th Wonders username and I guess it's what I put on the bug e-mails. Should 'Volts' be a disambig?--MiamiVolts (talk) 08:14, 17 February 2009 (EST)
      • Possibly. What else would go on the disambig? -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 08:28, 17 February 2009 (EST)
        • So far, there is mainly just the character and my username. I guess we could also mention something about "shooting 1000 volts", which is how Caitlin refers to Peter's ability to shoot lightning.--MiamiVolts (talk) 20:02, 17 February 2009 (EST)
          • I'm not a big fan of putting my own name on a disambig page (somebody else put mine on RGS (disambig)...but I don't see the harm in it. Yeah, go for it. :) -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 20:07, 17 February 2009 (EST)


Hi, I've done the fair use and O've also added the {{image-screenshot|315=t}}, but I jsut dont get how to do the categories =D --NiveKJ13 (talk2me) 08:50, 17 February 2009 (EST)

  • You could either add image categories like [[Category:Images of Tracy Strauss]], or you can use the image-screenshot template to add most categories, like this: {{image-screenshot|315=t|Tracy=t}}. Adding the "315" adds the category Category:Images from Trust and Blood. Does that help, or would you like me to explain more? -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 09:06, 17 February 2009 (EST)
    • Image:Building 26 targets.jpg - is that okay? How would I know if it worked?--NiveKJ13 (talk2me) 14:48, 17 February 2009 (EST)
      • Perfect. You want to look for three things on the page:
        1. A description with links (check)
        2. A fair use statement (that's the light blue box that has the legal copyright information)
        3. Categories at the bottom of the page (you've got two--most images have two or three)
      • Looks like you did a good job. Let me know in the future if you need a hand again with images or anything else. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 18:04, 17 February 2009 (EST)

My stuff

You can delete "Claire Comic" "Alex.png" if you want. I'm only using Alex2.jpg but Pierre keeps reverting the image to that low quality one which is REALLY shit ;/ --Arkillion 09:11, 17 February 2009 (EST)

  • Thanks. I'll take care of it later on today when I have a chance to look at everything, rather than just deleting willy nilly. Too bad about the image reverting...I think Pierre only reverted it once, then somebody else reverted it again. (They might still be smarting about all the reverts you did to Image:Powers peter flight.jpg.) Remember, though, that even high-quality images need to be standard size and shouldn't have any watermarks. Thanks for bringing this to my attention, Arkillion. It's good to have you back. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 11:29, 17 February 2009 (EST)


I was looking through the wanted pages and noticed alot of the old spoilers are making red links that I cannot fix. For example Candice Willmer's spoiler is producing a red link for an episode entitled Candice Willmer. Just thought I would tell you. --posted by Laughingdevilboy Talk 12:04, 17 February 2009 (EST)

  • Thanks, let me look into it. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 18:29, 17 February 2009 (EST)
  • Simple mistake. There was an edit made to Template:Archivedspoiler to distinguish Building 26 from Episode:Building 26. It was a good idea, but it caused unwanted red links. Thanks for bringing that to my attention! -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 18:31, 17 February 2009 (EST)
    • No problem. BTW on a similar note I was going to create a page for Daniel Doyle however it says it has been deleted and I should contact a Admin. Will I create this page or leave it alone?--posted by Laughingdevilboy

Talk 18:37, 17 February 2009 (EST)

      • I deleted the page because somebody (with good intentions) made it a redirect to DJ Doyle. It needs to be an article about this guy. He was mentioned (his name onscreen a couple times) in Landslide, and he was seen in a deleted scene from Four Months Later.... Let me know if you need a hand with the page. :) -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 18:43, 17 February 2009 (EST)


Since you have always been very welcoming, I thought it would only be proper to let you know that I've decided to leave Heroes Wiki. I find myself spending too much time in pointless arguments/re-edits, and with me losing interest in the show, it just isn't worth it any more. Good luck, and keep up the good work, Ryan! :) --Pierre 12:28, 17 February 2009 (EST)

  • I'm very sorry to hear that, Pierre! You've always been a very strong editor with a level head, a good sense of how things work, and a good command of grammar and syntax. I was in the same boat about a year or a year and a half ago. I was spending too much time discussing things (and not getting anywhere), and not enough time doing what I prefer to do, which is to edit. Of course discussion is still the lifeblood of the wiki community, but I've found that I can scale back quite a bit. Now I try to voice my opinion once, and leave it at that. If a discussion is going nowhere, I get out. And there are simply days where I stay away from discussion pages, and really get into the heart of the show. It's about finding balance. I sure hope your leaving is not permanent, but just a temporary "break". I sure hope you come back when you're ready. But if you don't, I completely understand, and wish you the best. :) Take care! -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 18:38, 17 February 2009 (EST)

How would you feel about ...

As you may have gathered, I am a big fan of the related article pages. How would you feel about ability related article pages, with information like possesors, people who have absorbed it, appearances in shows and any other related things. I really don't mind if you're not keen, but I think it would be quite good. Thanks :) --IronyUTC CH 14:11, 17 February 2009 (EST)

  • I don't do too much on the related articles pages other than make sure they're standardized and correctly I don't have too much of an opinion one way or the other. (Sorry if that's not the answer you're looking for!) However, I'm always game to share my opinion on something, but I'm having a hard time picturing the content of the page. Why don't you draw something up in a user page and let me see that. (I'm assuming this would be for some of the more widely seen abilities, like telekinesis or precognition, and not so much for abilities like melting or bliss and horror, right?) -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 18:41, 17 February 2009 (EST)
    • No,no,no. I'm fine with that answer. I was thinking pyrokinesis and enhanced strength as everyone seems to have them, and not so much melting or Nerve gas emission. :) I'll wait a while. --IronyUTC CH 05:16, 18 February 2009 (EST)
      • Let me know when you have something in your user namespace. I'd love to check it out. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 17:39, 18 February 2009 (EST)
        • I've done something here, it's not actually that good an idea. My bad. Sorry :) --IronyUTC CH 13:58, 19 February 2009 (EST)
          • I think it has potential, but you're right, it's not as promising as it sounded at first. Live and learn! :) -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 20:25, 19 February 2009 (EST)

BTE week 14

I'm not sure if you saw it yet, but the Behind the eclipse interview for this week answered one of your questions :) [2] --Jessica13 20:16, 17 February 2009 (EST)

  • Yep, I saw it! I sent in three questions, and got one answered. I'm just glad it settled a debate. It was one of those lingering questions in my mind... :) -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 20:29, 17 February 2009 (EST)

Image changing

How many votes have to agree with you before you can change the main image of an ability or any image for that matter? --Catalyst

  • I'm not sure there's any guideline on this issue. Generally, we look for consensus on the wiki. It's kind of difficult to do that since there's no "baseline" for an image. It's either one image or another. I would say majority probably rules in that case. However, since we are a community, it would be best to discuss the merits and demerits of said image on the talk page, and hopefully people can come to an agreement. If not, well then I guess that's where you'd have to have an administrator step in. What page are you talking about? Maybe I can step in an share my opinion or add to the discussion. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 20:32, 17 February 2009 (EST)
    • If i'm not mistaken, you already have. It's the power absorption image change that i had requested. Including you, about six or seven other people agreed.--Catalyst
      • Oh, here. I think that's one of the clearest cases of agreement on the wiki. Ever. Go for it, man. Rock on! -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 20:40, 17 February 2009 (EST)

Hoo boy...

I think we've got another troll on our hands... -Sincerely, Thrashmeister » talk- 21:41, 17 February 2009 (EST)

Troll? No, I just have perspective. And a sense of humor. --Milbury 21:43, 17 February 2009 (EST)
There's a fine line between being funny and being immature. -Sincerely, Thrashmeister » talk- 21:44, 17 February 2009 (EST)
Relax and breathe a little. You're a patroller for Heroes Wiki, not a researcher trying to cure cancer. --Milbury 21:46, 17 February 2009 (EST)
I don't think there's anything wrong with Thrashmeister's behavior. Nor do I find him impersonating a researcher trying to cure cancer. He is simply doing his job as a patroller, which is in part to report anybody whose actions he finds suspicious. I applaud him. Having a sense of humor is fine, but the theory articles are really not the place for them. Theory articles are meant to be professional articles that archive legitimate theories. Jokes and humor are better left on talk pages and user pages. Milbury, you have some terrific theories. You also have some that I think you can admit are additions that are pushing a line, or are purposefully sensational and a bit silly. Let's keep the editing on the theory pages to simply archiving theories that are legit. Thanks! :) -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 22:39, 17 February 2009 (EST)
On another note, some of comments to other editors, Milbury, are quite offensive and needlessly confrontational in tone. Here, for instance, you seem to be targeting others. Some of your repeated reverting (here and here, for example) seems to be following an arbitrary rule that you're inventing with the hidden agenda of teasing others. That's where you cross the line from funny to immature. Please watch your tone when addressing others. Thank you. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 22:51, 17 February 2009 (EST)

RGS Hospitality, Inc.?

With hotels in Paris and London and a nightclub in New York, I think you might have a legitimate (user sub)page! :p --SacValleyDweller (talk) 02:32, 18 February 2009 (EST)

  • All I know is I could certainly use some of the money that the RGS from the Heroesverse must be raking in! :) -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 17:39, 18 February 2009 (EST)
    • I'd gladly use some of the money my fictional character must be raking in as well. :)--MiamiVolts (talk) 18:39, 18 February 2009 (EST)

Archived spoilers

Hey Ryan, thanks for reverting my changes to Template:archivedspoiler, since it caused red links on pages such as Spoiler:Candice Willmer. However, I'd like to ask why that page even exists? It probably should be deleted (since apparently we didn't de-spoil it and instead kept it as an archived spoiler). I noticed on the talk pages that the consensus is to delete it, so will it be or is there still discussion going on somewhere else about this? --Radicell 06:38, 18 February 2009 (EST)

  • I agree, it should be deleted. Is there consensus there? I haven't checked in awhile. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 17:48, 18 February 2009 (EST)

Another thing, I'm wondering where you get the actor/actress information for the "New Actors and Characters" section that you post in the talk page of each new episode. Do you scribble down the names as the credits roll, or is there a site somewhere that lists each episode's credits (no matter how minor the role)? Thanks, hope you know what I mean. --Radicell 06:38, 18 February 2009 (EST)

  • I scribble down the names as the credits roll. Usually, IMDb serves the purpose of listing each episode's credits (see this page for each Heroes episode), but IMDb is not perfect. In fact, the previous link lists Pramod Kumar as playing "Grand Father" (odd), is missing a couple of the agents, and as of Monday, it still listed Chad Faust as having appeared in Trust and Blood. It's a good resource, you just have to be careful. The episode credits, though, are the best source for casting information. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 17:48, 18 February 2009 (EST)

Character Box

Hi, sorry about this but I never shut up. Is there any way to get the hex code colours for the character box. Thanks. :) --IronyUTC CH 06:45, 18 February 2009 (EST)

  • This is a good one I've used from time to time, even if the colors are in a bit of random order. I have two better ones bookmarked on my other computer that I'll link here after dinner. And please, there's nothing wrong with asking questions. I'm a teacher, for heaven's sake! Plus, as an administrator here, I expect a fair amount of "how do I" and "where can I find" type questions. I'm happy to answer them if and when I can. :) -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 17:54, 18 February 2009 (EST)
  • Here are some of the pages I use. This page lets you find the code for any color. This is a good organized list, but it's sometimes hard to tell the difference between the colors (at least for me). However, the best page I've ever found is this one. Check it out, especially the bottom half, which creates color schemes for you and tells you which colors look good with others. Very handy. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 23:24, 18 February 2009 (EST)

Thanks, that last one is really good. --IronyUTC CH 11:00, 19 February 2009 (EST)

  • <Not appologising this time>, <Sorry about this but> Sorry, what I meant was the actual character box, which is used on the wiki, which is sort of blue (the ones used on character pages), hex colours. I can't find them and I don't know how to. Sorry for apologising :( Bye :) --IronyUTC CH 11:23, 19 February 2009 (EST) (p.s I always apologise, nothing personal).
    • Did you just apologize for apologizing? :) The main background color is #CCD5F4, the lighter blue (where it says "in-story stats") is #CEDFF2, and the whole thing has a border that is #778FE1. Is that what you're looking for? -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 11:41, 19 February 2009 (EST)
      • Exactly, Sorry, Thank You :) --IronyUTC CH 11:56, 19 February 2009 (EST)
        • My apologies. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 12:58, 19 February 2009 (EST)
          • No, no please take mine> lol :) --IronyUTC CH 13:08, 19 February 2009 (EST)

Good Theory

Hey ryan i have this theroy and i wanted to see what you thought of it...

ok here it is ... Sylar's real mother is angela's sister Gabriel Bishop 08:11, 18 February 2009 (EST) Gabriel Bishop

  • Could be! It'll be interesting to see if Angela has a sister and if we ever meet Sylar's birth mother. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 17:59, 18 February 2009 (EST)

Categories for Minor Characters

  • Hi, which categories exactly do I put the minor characters pics. i.e. Image:Shaila.jpg --NiveKJ13 (talk2me) 16:06, 18 February 2009 (EST)
    • Portraits for minor characters are the same as portraits for any other character. They belong in Category:Character Portraits. You can assign this through template:image-screenshot like this: {{image-screenshot|portrait=true}}. Of course, you'll also want to add the episode category, so your fair use statement will look more like this: {{image-screenshot|316=true|portrait=true}}. Hope that helps! -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 18:02, 18 February 2009 (EST)
      • Tnx alot =D--NiveKJ13 (talk2me) 18:08, 18 February 2009 (EST)
        • On a related note, it's generally very helpful to name character portraits after the characters. It helps people find the character image, and it makes linking a ton easier. In other words, the portrait for Anna's grandfather would usually be called "Image:Anna's grandfather.jpg". It's not mandatory, but it sure helps out. :) Good job on uploading a lot of the images this round. :) -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 18:10, 18 February 2009 (EST)

Hay Ryan

I herd this theory that u like mudkips. --Milbury 17:34, 18 February 2009 (EST)

  • Hey, how is boxxy these days?--Citizen 04:59, 19 February 2009 (EST)

Eric Doyle

  • I saw you patrolled an edit to Eric Doyle that added some content that either I was not aware of, was a spoiler, or was just false. I reverted it, but since it was you that patrolled it can you tell me if maybe there's a piece of info I missed or something that revealed the information that had been added? (Admin 00:23, 19 February 2009 (EST))
    • Nope. Here's how it went. I patrolled, you reverted, I reverted but was denied because you reverted first. You sneaky speedster. :) -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 00:24, 19 February 2009 (EST)
      • Ahh, that makes total sense now... just don't start calling me "nemesis". :) (Admin 00:29, 19 February 2009 (EST))

Article Help

I've created a disambig page for 'abilities' (see here) but I don't know how to get it into the main circulation. Help? (Note: If you think there is no need for it then it doesn't have to be used.) --Elemental Manipulator [ U | T | C ] - When in doubt, ask BTE 02:22, 19 February 2009 (EST)

  • I can field some of this: To put your page in the into the mainspace, just click the move tab (it's in the line of tabs marked "user page, discussion, edit, history, move, watch). If you want to be conservative about it, you can just slap the rename template on there to have the action of moving the page discussed. On need, I think it could be handy. --SacValleyDweller (talk) 03:04, 19 February 2009 (EST)
    • Thanks, SVD. EM, I don't see much need for it, but I also don't see any reason not to have it in the main namespace. That's just the nature of disambig pages, I guess. :) It looks good, and it looks like it was moved well. Great job! -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 07:23, 19 February 2009 (EST)

Young Gabriel Gray

Umm Ryan. Am I missing something, but there is a page for Joshua Rush who is said to play "Young Gabriel Gray". I do not ever remember seeing this kid any where or any report or episode and if he has not appeared yet (I assume will be in Shades of Gray) should it not be tagged with a "Spoilers" page? Am I missing something and getting old!? The ODI 04:00, 20 February 2009 (EST)

  • He appeared in photos of young Sylar in A Clear and Present Danger. -- Tristan0709 talk 04:08, 20 February 2009 (EST)
    • Here's the photograph in which he appeared. Indeed, his upcoming appearance is a spoiler. (According to his blog, which I think has since been changed to be more generic, it's the episode that airs on March 2, which would be Exposed...but that may be incorrect.) I don't think his upcoming appearance is mentioned anywhere on any nonspoiler pages (except my talk page)--if it is, it should be removed. But yeah, he's the kid in the photograph. On a side note, I'm going to be interviewing Josh on March 5. :) -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 07:54, 20 February 2009 (EST)
      • Thanks for the details Ryan, we will make a post and note your interview as well. The ODI 22:20, 22 February 2009 (EST)

5,000th user recently???

Then why does Special:Statistics show over 7,000?--MiamiVolts (talk) 23:37, 20 February 2009 (EST)

Mr. Muggles theories deleted

Do you know why people have deleted most of the good Mr. Muggles theories? I don't see any edit summaries. Ebrown2112 04:15, 21 February 2009

  • No, I don't, and I don't frequent that page (or any Theory page) very often. You can click on the history link for the page and see who made the edits. They should have left an edit summary. If not, you can talk to the people responsible directly on their talk pages. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 09:06, 21 February 2009 (EST)

White Font (reply)

I rewatched the starting credits, and I do not see any difference between "The Eclipse Part One" starting credits compared to others. The font colour for the starting is still the same compared to others, and therefore I removed it. JLYK 09:49, 21 February 2009

  • Thanks for letting me know. See here. The font is black, as opposed to here, for instance, where the font is white. In the future, if you use an edit summary (the single line field right above the "Save page" button) to tell the reason for your edit, it saves a lot of confusion and assumption. :) Thanks! -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 09:53, 21 February 2009 (EST)


I know, it's just the rarity of the thing, I make mistakes too, if you check my recent contributions, you'll see quite a troll worthy mishap in Theory:Adam Monroe. Intuitive Empath - Talk - Contributions 10:37, 21 February 2009 (EST)

  • I used to feel the same way when I would catch a mistake by Hardvice when he used to edit here. Dude, that guy never made mistakes! :) -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 10:39, 21 February 2009 (EST)

Photographs page

Hi I was wondering if you could check out my suggestion and subsequent example page on here if you don't mind :) I would value your opinion. --posted by Laughingdevilboy Talk 16:21, 21 February 2009 (EST)

Spring cleaning early?

I think these can be deleted (Spoiler:Candice Willmer Spoiler:Zach Spoiler:Daniel Linderman) along with the unused redirect Alex Wolsley and the userpages User:Riddler/Benjamin Hyler and User talk:Bentonyang/Benton and quite a few of the images here, Image:The Symbol in The Hard Part.jpg and Image:Symbol 2.JPG images AFD'd since exactly a year ago among the worst offenders.--SacValleyDweller (talk) 22:50, 21 February 2009 (EST)

Syn Anders' theory page

Thanks for the tip Ryan! I know how to do it, I was just wandering if you allowed anyone to create the theories pages here. Actually, I'm the administrator of the spanish version of Heroes Wiki. Nice to meet you! And please let me congratulate you for your great job with the enterviews! --brunoar 09:26, 22 February 2009 (EST)

  • Thanks, brunoar. No offense meant on explaining how to add the theories page--you just never know what somebody's level of expertise is, and I'd rather err on the side of explaining too much than too little. :) Yes, anybody can create the theories pages on Heroes Wiki. :) -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 14:22, 22 February 2009 (EST)

Hot dog! We have a Spanish version?!--Crazylicious 22:27, 22 February 2009 (EST)

Joshua Rush?

Hey RGS, is it true you'll be conducting an interview with Joshua Rush sometime in March? I noticed this on the ODI. --Crazylicious 18:33, 23 February 2009 (EST)


Yeah. --Crazylicious 22:51, 23 February 2009 (EST)

  • Already taken care of.--MiamiVolts (talk) 22:53, 23 February 2009 (EST)
    • Yup. Intuitive Empath - Talk - Contributions 16:44, 24 February 2009 (EST)
      • Its been like 5 months, don't he ever get tired? Seriously, what's wrong with him? Instead for apologising for what he did, he just keeps wasting time changing his I.P. address to take revenge about nonsense stuff. He really thinks people would be offended by calling them ho and stuff, he sounds like an annoying kid. BTW, is Milbury actually TEN? --NiveKJ13 (talk2me) 17:11, 24 February 2009 (EST)
        • Some people just don't have anything better to do with their time. Oh well. :) -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 17:12, 24 February 2009 (EST)
          • Clearly from before my time, but I am thoroughly amused that someone I've never met has chosen my name to parody. At the risk of appearing to pry, any idea who this person is? --Milbury 17:15, 24 February 2009 (EST)
            • Yes. TheEvilNoob. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 17:18, 24 February 2009 (EST)
            • Ha ha, that guy? Good lord, I remember him getting banned from my way back in my lurker days. --Milbury 17:22, 24 February 2009 (EST)
              • Yeah, the fact that he still drops by and tries to harass people is funny to me now. It's a sad life you live when you waste time trying to mess with people on a wiki. haha Oh well, it's his time to waste... blocking him is so easy. (Admin 17:28, 24 February 2009 (EST))

two questions

When you found the hi-def cap of this drawing here, 1) where did you find it? 2) did that source also have hi-def caps of the other two drawings? (Also, do you have any good hi-def website links you use that aren't listed on the links page? I am down to only 1 current webpage that is staying current with episodes that render then hi-def, and am trying to find more resources for us, but not much luck.) --HiroDynoSlayer (talk) 02/24/2009 11:19 (EST)

  • I can't remember specifically where I found that image, sorry. I only use the sites listed on the resources page, though. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 15:26, 24 February 2009 (EST)


  • hi, i think there should be a "rate this episode " section for users , or maybe rate this article section --Cj31094 21:06, 25 February 2009 (EST)
    • I think people informally do that on the episode talk page. How would you propose that section would look? How would it work? -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 21:15, 25 February 2009 (EST)
      • something like put ten stars and that all the user rate the episode , something like that --Cj31094 23:31, 25 February 2009
        • I'm not sure I understand how that would work here. I don't think we have the technology to do that here. Why don't you draw something up in a user page and show me. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 00:47, 26 February 2009 (EST)
  • If you're that interested in rating, check out User:Tristan0709/Survey. It's a cool idea that hasn't quite taken off yet. -- Tristan0709 talk 01:40, 26 February 2009 (EST)

Chris Zatta

According to a PetrellibyNature post at 9th Wonders, Chris Zatta and some of the other lower-ranking writers have been axed. Have you heard anything?--MiamiVolts (talk) 19:35, 26 February 2009 (EST)

Should Daniel Linderman be on the Season 3 Characters template?

Since even though the actor portrayed him, he wasn't actually in any of the episodes, save villains. He was after all simply an illusion. Shouldn't he be removed?--Steelymcbeam 04:38, 27 February 2009 (EST)

  • I don't think so. Maury created the illusion of Linderman. For all intents and purposes, his character appeared in each of those episodes, even if he was conjured by somebody else. We do list him on the list of character appearances by episode. Personally, I don't see a problem with attributing those appearances to his character, much like we say Usutu appeared to Matt, though he's dead. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 10:50, 27 February 2009 (EST)


hey i just recently checked out yamagato, i don't see any differences...anyaway i have question to you, i sent an e-mail to them in order to add a new hero to their repository do you think they will see it?--Manwithnoname 07:11, 28 February 2009 (EST)

  • I've sent a few emails and have never seen an addition, either. I doubt there'll be any changes. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 10:37, 28 February 2009 (EST)

thanks :(--Manwithnoname 11:03, 28 February 2009 (EST)

Image extensions

Hey, Ryan. I was just wondering is there was any special preference for image extensions? (.jpg, .png) I have been re-upping some of Arkillon's images, and i think that .png files use up more space. -- Psilaq R.- \m/ -_- \m/- 12:10, 28 February 2009 (EST)

  • PNG images also don't scale well and sometimes cause problems in galleries and thumbnails. The preference is for JPG images. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 13:23, 28 February 2009 (EST)
    • Ok, so would it be fine for me to upload new versions of image I've re-upped over Arkillon's PNG's as .jpg's? -- Psilaq R.- \m/ -_- \m/- 14:43, 28 February 2009 (EST)
      • If they're already here as pngs, they're probably fine...unless you see them causing issues in places. Don't worry about the amount of space they take up, that's a much lesser issue. pngs are fine, they're just not ideal. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 15:41, 28 February 2009 (EST)

It Takes a Village

Hi Ryan,

I'm kind of new here and trying to learn, at the same time I'm trying to perfect the wiki as much as I can.

I have a question. In the Graphic Novel:It Takes a Village, Part 2, the Haitian has two friends and both of them speak. So they are two characters who appear in the novel. Why not to mention them? I thought it would be proper to mention all the characters appearing both in the episodes and in the graphic novels.

By the way, check out User:SacValleyDweller/Release and Arc Order. I'm trying to gather all of the heroes media in temporal order.


--Janrodrigo 13:01, 28 February 2009 (EST)

  • I don't mind having articles about those characters, but group appearances (like the Tonton Macoutes) don't belong on appearance templates.

    Thanks for the heads up about SVD's page. It's pretty awesome, isn't it? I had a similarly themed page a long time ago that I would use just to know when media was released. Sac has really taken his to a different level, so I made mine into a redirect to his. I believe Frank at HeroesARG references Sac's page quite regularly. Pretty cool! -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 13:27, 28 February 2009 (EST)

    • Yes, it is. Actually I first came up with the idea that I would like to prepare a list or a summary in order to help anyone to relive the Heroes experience from the beginning and in order, including all GNs, Webisodes and the Heroes Evolutions. Before joining the wiki I had already prepared in Microsoft Word such a list (though not thorough) without knowing there was one here :)

Anyway, I have question. I thought you might help me. I don't much about these naming conventions but I would like to know if it would be proper to name: The Haitian's friend (I), The Haitian's friend (II), Leader of the Tonton Macoutes' local branch or something; under the appearances? What would be proper as I strongly opine that every character whether minor or major should be mentioned.

By the way I would appreciate if you would answer to my talk page, instead of here.

Thanks in forward,

Friendly, --Janrodrigo 16:24, 28 February 2009 (EST)

  • Those names sound fine, though I would make the title of the Tonton Macoutes guy a bit simpler. "Tonton Macoutes leader" sounds fine to me. I know he's probably not the leader of the entire TM, but he's still a leader within the TM, so it's fine. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 18:54, 28 February 2009 (EST)