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Your signature

Hey Ryan, I was editing a talk page when I saw : "used templates : User:Ryangibsonstewart/sig" which means you sign writting manually {{User:Ryangibsonstewart/sig}} right ? I just wanted to make sure you knew you could had the {{User:Ryangibsonstewart/sig}} command into your preference page's nickname field and sign using the famous --~~~~. -- FrenchFlo (talk)        17:57, 2 June 2007 (EDT)

  • Yeah, I know. Thanks. I got a little tired of having my code all over the talk pages, so I'm opting for a much simpler version. I use a sig page to make my signature, and then an autosig page to get rid of all the code. I still just type in ~~~~, but because I subst: the autosig in my preferences, only {{User:Ryangibsonstewart/sig}} appears. It makes me a bit more vulnerable to mass vandalism, but nothing that can't be undone. Plus, I'm on enough that I'll notice if somebody changes my sig. :) RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 18:36, 2 June 2007 (EDT)
    • Hehe I now use you way of sign! It there a trick not to display the hour ? I mean, using the signature button gives four tildes (~~~~) so it add the date of the post, but three tildes (~~~) doesn't, can we change the button to make 3 of them instead of 4 ? -- Frenchflo.gif (talk)
      • I don't know if the button can be changed, but I'm not sure it would be a good idea even if it could be changed. When people sign their names on talk pages, it's very nice to have the dates included. By the way, 3 tildes=just your signature, 4=signature+time stamp, and 5=just time stamp. RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 20:05, 2 June 2007 (EDT)

Issac's Paintings

  • I added Original Character (because DL is not represented). I feel it is important to note, more important than other trivia that has been added to other characters in the show, I tried to discuss with people before adding it, but I had the post under discussion for a week with no one adding a single comment. So, I assumed no one objected and seeing as some of the minor things that have been added to trivia (Ando: Ando has a crush on Hiro's sister) I thought it was important to add to his profile. after you erased it, i amended the addition (i added _original_ main character) to account for my oversight of (i wonder why he is even in the show) DL who has at least had someone in his immediate family who has been painted by one of the prophetic painters. And Niki has --- the Split mirrored painting of obviously both Niki and Jessica. This was most of my reasoning. I hope this is the best place to set this. Guy 19:54, 2 June 2007 (EDT)
    • I'm sorry I didn't see it in a discussion. My issue is not how minor the trivia is, it's the accuracy of the trivia. Putting "original" main character helps clarify, but it still sounds confusing. How about we put the piece of trivia under Isaac's paintings#Trivia and that way we can include both Matt and D.L. (You're right about Niki--I forgot about the split personality image.) RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 19:58, 2 June 2007 (EDT)
      • Ok that sounds good, I amended it again to be very clear how very specific it was. but i will move it.

2 questions

  • You turned off TOC in your preferences. and I'm not sure if it's possible to add links to the unusedimagetext. I've tried to add links to some of the system messages before without any luck. (Admin 01:58, 5 June 2007 (EDT))
    • Thanks. I didn't realize my prefs were changed. Hmm. Weird about system messages--I guess some allow and some don't. Very odd. Thanks for your help. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 05:37, 5 June 2007 (EDT)

Guillame punching the Haitian

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I thought this image was a give away that the Haitian was using his power. You can see the white swirly design coming out of the Haitian's head. It's a bit different from Guillame's power because Guillame's has a rainbowish effect. This one has less color.--Ice Vision 14:07, 5 June 2007 (EDT)

  • The Haitian's power has never been shown like that, even in this comic. To me, it doesn't look like the swirls are coming out of the Haitian's head, but are just around his head. It looks to me like it's Guillame's fading power. You very well may be correct, but either way, it's just not a very clear example. It's fine for the examples page, but I would say it's not very clear for the main page. Especially coupled with a caption that says that Guillame is powerles. The Haitian touching Matt's face and Matt's fading words are much clearer indicators that the Haitian is making Matt lose his memory. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 14:49, 5 June 2007 (EDT)
    • I understand, it's a unclear. I'll go ahead and remove the image from the selected examples page just in case.--Ice Vision 20:27, 5 June 2007 (EDT)
      • I don't think it's necessary to remove from the examples page altogether, I just don't think it's a very clear example for the main page. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 20:56, 5 June 2007 (EDT)

Hello

I'm passing thru Harrisburg a couple times for a convention I'm attending towards the end of this month. So if I see an older version of your pride, I'll wave hello. :)--MiamiVolts (talk) 18:39, 5 June 2007 (EDT)

  • Cool. If you get a chance, stop at the Jackson House on 6th Street (by the capital building)--they have the best burgers! -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 18:45, 5 June 2007 (EDT)
    • Thanks, I'll try to stop by there (convention's in Hershey). But do they have the turkey variety? I don't eat beef.--MiamiVolts (talk) 18:52, 5 June 2007 (EDT)
      • Hmm, probably not. In that case, there's a little Indian dive with awesome food over by Front Street, right before you get onto 81/83. Great vegetarian foods that might be more suited to your preferences. But if you're in Hershey, the Hershey Grill has some pretty fine dining, if you're into that type of place. You can't miss it at the Hershey Lodge on W. Chocolate Ave. and University Drive. Have fun! -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 19:03, 5 June 2007 (EDT)
        • Kudos again. I'll keep an eye out for an Indian-named restaurant in Harrisburg. Food at the Hershey Lodge is pre-paid into my accomodations, but I'll check out the grill.--MiamiVolts (talk) 19:26, 5 June 2007 (EDT)
          • I didn't have much time to spend in Harrisburg, but I had a great brunch at the Hershey Grill. They cooked myself and a friend an awesome three-egg omlette. We had to wait till 11AM to get in, but it was worth the wait. Thanks for the recommendation.--MiamiVolts (talk) 01:28, 27 June 2007 (EDT)
            • Glad you and your friend liked it. That place is a real treat. :) -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 01:32, 27 June 2007 (EDT)
  • Hey, there's a kid at my sister's school who's name is "Ryan Stewart"! :) --Hero!(talk)(contribs) 19:47, 14 June 2007 (EDT)
    • Lucky kid. Popular name. I think there's an NFL player with the same name, but I am definitely not him. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 19:54, 14 June 2007 (EDT)

John From Cincinatti

Ok, we have someone who keeps putting "John from Cincinatti" stuff on our wiki. --Hero!(talk)(contribs) 20:55, 10 June 2007 (EDT)

  • This kind of notification can go on the Administrator Portal so it catches the attention of any admin. (Admin 21:28, 10 June 2007 (EDT))

Logo contest size

  • I just noticed that on the logo competition page it asks for logos to be a certain size. Should I resize them and reupload them, or will you guys do that once you choose a new logo?--Dan 11:19, 11 June 2007 (EDT)
    • If you want to resize them, it'd be a good idea. The size for the main logo doesn't have to be exact though, it just has to look good at the size specified. I don't think any of my entries are the exact size....You seem pretty handy with image editors, but if you have trouble resizing your logo, somebody else can help you out. Let me know if you need help. Otherwise, if your logo is chosen, I'm sure there'll be a ton of people willing to help. :) -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 11:21, 11 June 2007 (EDT)

Ratings

Saw where you wanted to see a ratings page, and so I went out and dug up the Nielson ratings for each epi, and put them in a table, and made a page for them. See what you think, and what would be good to add to it. --HiroDynoSlayer (talk) 06/21/2007 11:31 (EST)

  • I'd recommend merging with the Heroes article. (Admin 11:32, 21 June 2007 (EDT))
    • I think it's fine as its own article (though it needs to be cleaned up), kind of like broadcasts. It should definitely be linked from Heroes. HDS, where exactly did you find all that data? I searched and searched, and could only come up with a weekly top 10 or 20, and sometimes Heroes was not included. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 11:44, 21 June 2007 (EDT)
      • If you go back through Heroes-TV's archive, they kept up, and listed the neilsons each week as they came out for the show. I just went back through their archives, and found each one, and wrote them out. I can add a source-link to the table for each one if you think it would be worthwhile to have...I still have that stuff stored off in a rough draft, I just decided not to include the links when I put the page out. --HiroDynoSlayer (talk) 06/21/2007 12:04 (EST)
        • We should include some kind of source. Maybe just one general source on the bottom. If it's not all on one page (or accessed from one page), then we should put a small source link to Heroes-TV on the bottom. (See how it's done at Jason Badower/Road Kill, for instance.) -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 12:34, 21 June 2007 (EDT)
      • The Heroes page needs more information to make it a palatable page. I think that's a good place for the ratings info and even in the "needs improvement" header we mention needing ratings info. We don't need a separate page called "Neilson ratings" just for ratings about Heroes, it's better off in the Heroes article and will make that article better. It's important for that article to become very good so that when people links to us as "Heroes" they're more inclined to link to that page rather than Wikipedia's Heroes page which has a lot of useful information right on a single page. (Admin 17:37, 21 June 2007 (EDT))
        • That's fine, but then we'd probably want to take some of the other pages at the same level (like broadcasts) and put them on the page. Personally, I'd rather see a two- or three-sentence blurb on Heroes about ratings with a link to the page, but that's just my preference. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 17:40, 21 June 2007 (EDT)
          • Both pages are a little big, but I think it's in our best interests to put them both on the Heroes page. If others link to that page using the word "Heroes" it helps us out a good deal. (Admin 17:41, 21 June 2007 (EDT))
            • How about including the pages? -Lөvөl 17:43, 21 June 2007 (EDT)
              • Yeah, that makes the most sense. People have already linked to broadcasts, so it still makes sense to leave it as its own page, but including it is a great idea. That way we can still have a proper link from the portal pages and navbars. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 17:46, 21 June 2007 (EDT)
                • Ok, go for it. Probably need a few <noinclude> though to make it all come out ok. I still dont think they need their own articles, but as long as the information is directly in the Heroes article I'm happy enough for now. (Admin 17:48, 21 June 2007 (EDT))

Four Months Later

  • Thanks for reformatting the episode page. I wasn't getting the size of the infobox right. FlyingMan 15:24, 22 June 2007 (EDT)
    • Of course. Formatting is not difficult for me, but it's a bit harder for some people that aren't quite as familiar with the site. Thank you for getting that article from IGN. Great stuff. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 15:26, 22 June 2007 (EDT)
      • No problem, I'm always on that site so as soon as I saw it I immediately rushed here to see if the episode article was already posted. Should the Next on Heroes box on the Main Page be changed to include the new title? FlyingMan 15:29, 22 June 2007 (EDT)
        • I don't have a problem with it, but since it wasn't officially announced by NBC, let's hold off a bit. I'm linking it pretty heavily in the spoiler pages, though. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 15:31, 22 June 2007 (EDT)
          • I know what you mean. Who knows, even if it is the real title, it could always be changed by the time September comes around. FlyingMan 15:33, 22 June 2007 (EDT)
            • Yes--Let's not forget what happened with String Theory Five Months Gone. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 15:34, 22 June 2007 (EDT)

Interviews

  • Since you're on good terms with a few of the people behind the series, if you want to try to arrange an exclusive Heroes Wiki interview with some of them that'd be awesome. I'm sure people here have questions they'd like to submit as well and have you ask. There are probably people who work outside the limelight that don't frequently get asked that would have some great information to share. (Admin 14:21, 23 June 2007 (EDT))
    • Sure. Anybody you have in mind? I know Jason Badower would be more than willing, but I don't know what I would ask him that I couldn't just ask in his blog or in an email... By the way, I'm meeting with him in July before he heads to SDCC. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 14:24, 23 June 2007 (EDT)
    • Some people that have been responsive to me are (in no particular order) Jeremy Nelson, Joe Kelly, Jason La Padura, Staz Johnson (somewhat), Jordan Kotzebue and Travis Kotzebue, Annette Kwok, Cesar Lemus, Adam Archer, and Lestat (well, his owner). -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 15:30, 23 June 2007 (EDT)
      • Joe Kelly and Jason La Padura have pretty unique roles, it would be interesting to hear from them. I'd throw a couple of them out there and see if any generate any interview questions and then interview the ones that you get the most questions for. We could link to a talk page in a couple places for the particular interview to try to get more attention to the interviews so more people submit questions. (Admin 23:50, 23 June 2007 (EDT))
        • Yeah, I'd be willing to ask either one of them questions. (Jason is really busy as of late, and will continue to be so until new episodes are cast. I'm not sure how he responds to email, I'll have to feel that one out.) So long as I can get some interview questions, I'll be fine. I would say when I have about five good questions, I'll go ahead and approach them. Does that sound right? ... Talk pages are a good idea. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 23:56, 23 June 2007 (EDT)
          • I'd make it at least 10 questions, 5 will zoom by. :) Do you think all of them would be willing to do an interview? It wouldn't be good if people took the time to submit questions only to find out the interviewee doesn't have time to answer them. Then people might not submit questions next time. Might be better to find out first if they're even willing to do an interview. (Admin 03:07, 24 June 2007 (EDT))
            • 10+ questions sounds fine. I don't know if Jason La Padura would be willing to do an interview--he's very busy and I kind of had to hound him to get him to call me back. But once I talked to him he was very friendly. I have his email address, I'll ask him. I only emailed Joe Kelly about "bliss and horror". He was quick in getting back to me and very friendly in his email. But I haven't talked to him at length, so it's hard for me to say if he'd be willing. All I can do is ask. Let's go ahead and gather interview questions anyway--I'd start with Joe. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 14:27, 24 June 2007 (EDT)
              • Jason La Padura said he'd do an interview by phone. I'll set it up for next week sometime. Let's get some questions -- how do you want to organize it? -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 19:00, 24 June 2007 (EDT)
                • You've probably seen it by now, but if not check out Interview talk:Jason La Padura. (Admin 19:19, 24 June 2007 (EDT))
                • If you're doing the interview by phone, do you have a way of recording the interview so it can be transcribed? Also if you do record it, make sure to obtain explicit consent to record the conversation at the beginning of the recording since I believe Pennsylvania requires two-party consent. (Admin 03:26, 25 June 2007 (EDT))
                  • Ooh, good info on PA law....Yeah, that was one of the things I was thinking about last night, and wanted to solicit any ideas from the community on how to best record the conversation. Jason has my cell phone number, but I'm not opposed to doing the interview on my home phone (in fact, that's probably a better idea anyway). Will a regular tape recorder pick up his end of the conversation? -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 08:44, 25 June 2007 (EDT)

Heya!

Hey Ryan, thanks for checking out my blog :) Seems I'll be visiting the Wiki a lot more from here on out - I'm working on an entry for the Heroes @ Comic-Con contest and find myself referencing every little detail, lol. Feel free to look me up on MSN or AIM (acid_burn133 at hotmail dot com / acidburn133) if you use either of those - I'm on far too often, lol. Ttyl, Toni.

  • Yes, please use the site as a reference. If you need anything, let me know. If you need screencaps, you can request something at the screencaps request page, or if you just have a general question, feel free to ask me. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 20:27, 25 June 2007 (EDT)
    • Thanks, Ryan! I've actually got the season downloaded from iTunes, so I'm ok on the screenshots, for the most part. The only problem is knowing where, when, and in which episode I can find them, lol. That's where the Wiki really comes in hand! :) --AcidBurn133 10:33, 28 June 2007 (EDT)

Others views on heroes

Hi Ryan

i'm new to the wiki process and i hope you get this link http://www.hatrack.com/osc/reviews/everything/2007-06-03.shtml this is OSC's page and that is where he commented on Sylar. By the way i have been thinking about the cockroaches in Heroes. They seem to be observers because i was watching yesterday and there actually isa cockroach in Suresh's apartment that he kills by crushing it underfoot. Also we probably assume that "Jumpsuit" is a Primatech agent but what if he is working for someone else. The more I think about those cockroaches the more it freaks me out. I really dont want to see an incarnation of the next villian (Urulu) that is visually disturbing. It wolud be more artful for the villian to be disturbing in their behaviour like Sylar was. Also i am willing to put money on an enslaving narrative soming up soon. The heroes besides being powerful are tools. it would be derivative but cool to see some of them shut up in a Weapon X type narrative.

Antecedents

Teach me about antecedants, oh great and wise elementary school teacher. --Hero!(talk)(contribs) 01:08, 27 June 2007 (EDT)

  • Heh. "When Heroe and Ryan went to the store, he fell." Who fell? Dunno, since the antecedent isn't clear. Does he refer to Heroe or to Ryan? ... Another good (bad) example: "I talked to Hardvice at Admin's house. He said he loved Heroes." There are two antecedents: Hardvice and Admin. Does Hardvice tell me that Hardvice loves Heroes? Does Hardvice tell me that Admin loves Heroes? Or is Admin doing the talking about himself? Or about Hardvice? Antecedents are the nouns (often proper nouns) that clarify the pronouns. On Heroes Wiki, a lot of people will use pronouns without clarifying to whom/what the pronouns refer. Confusing: "Mr. Bennet, Matt, and Ted sat in a diner and talked about Mr. Linderman. He said he didn't know who he was or that he was signing his paychecks, and he was surprised to learn that he was middle management, even though he seemed like he was running his company." Less confusing: "Mr. Bennet, Matt, and Ted sat in a diner and talked about Mr. Linderman. Mr. Bennet said he didn't know who Linderman was or that Linderman was signing the paychecks. Matt was surprised to learn that Bennet was middle management, even though Bennet seemed like he was running the company." Does that help? -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 01:22, 27 June 2007 (EDT)
  • Something to bear in mind is that the antecedent of a pronoun is the last noun (i.e. the noun which appears before the pronoun and closest to it) which agrees in number and gender with the pronoun used. That means that in the sentences "Mr. Bennet, Matt, and Ted sat in a diner and talked about Mr. Linderman. He said he didn't know who he was or that he was signing his paychecks, and he was surprised to learn that he was middle management, even though he seemed like he was running his company.", the antecedent of "he" is actually Mr. Linderman. Since that's not what's intended, the pronoun is inappropriate. Here's an example where the pronouns work: "Claire and Peter question Ted. He tells them that he loves teddy bears." In this case, the antecedent of he is "Ted", which is correct. The antecedent of them isn't "Ted" because "Ted" is singular and them is plural, so the antecedent is "Claire and Peter". Both pronouns have proper antecedents.--Hardvice (talk) 02:25, 27 June 2007 (EDT)

interviews

  • The parts of the Jason La Padura interview you've added so far are terrific. I have to say, if given an option, the phone interview looks a LOT better since you get to ask follow-up questions and get clarification right on the spot. The downside, of course, being the extra time it takes to transcribe. (Admin 00:47, 30 June 2007 (EDT))
    • Thanks. Yeah, it's a much more interesting interview (more coming). Transcribing is a pain, but it's worth it. Jason gives some really rich details and tells good stories. I wish it weren't so long, but I guess that's just the nature of the beast. If I interview others, I'll push for a phone interview. The call recording service worked out perfectly, too. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 00:50, 30 June 2007 (EDT)