Hi T smitts -- we are excited to have Cold Case Wiki as part of the Wikia community!
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Now, go edit! We look forward to seeing this project thrive!
Best wishes, Catherine Munro
hi! don't know were to post this so uh. well anyway i fixed the things with the description already.
Hi there, just letting you know I left you all a message on the community portal. :)
Here's a link that might help you in that department. Another idea is going to sites like TVGuide.com and TV.com and posting a link to your wiki on their message boards, especially for the Cold Case show. The other items on that Help wiki are good things to look at. I certainly didn't know any of those tips before joining the entertainment team.
Pages for songs Edit
Featured Article Edit
What I usually do is hunt around on the bigger wikis and see how they do it. When I find one that I like, I copy it outright and change the colors or style to suit the wiki they're going to. I like the process on Marvel Database, where they use a Template to 'inject' the article on the main page, that way, they can easily change the featured article without having to write it all into the main page. If you're interested, I could set up a draft of the main page for the site, with a 'featured article' section built in, but I'd probably also change some other stuff as well, like separating the existing sections into two columns, (since Wikia is going that way anyway). Either way, let me know what you'd like to do. :)
- Okey Dokey, here ya go. Now if you wanted to change the featured article, all you have to do is go to the featured article template, and swap out the image, text, and link. :)
- Hope you like it. ;)
- --Nathan (Peteparker) (Earth-1218) (talk • contribs • email) 18:25, 30 August 2008 (UTC)
New Template Edit
Here we go~ ;alksjdf;alskjdf hi
Lolgirlyy 02:38, 16 October 2008 (UTC)lolgirlyy
Whatever you want to do is fine. I just noticed that there was an empty article that could be easily filled is all. --User:LilPuppie
Spelling and GrammarEdit
Just a hint - words that you misspell while editing a page will have a red underline. If you right-click on the underlined word, it will display the correct spelling of the word you're trying to spell as well as similar words you may mean, which you can then click on to change the misspelled word.
Just a heads up!
Hi! Could you give me the list of episodes you do not have? I will pick those to screencapture in priority. Thanks! Zoé 18:23, 9 January 2009 (UTC)
It's pretty easy, and the first place to look is at Customizing Monaco on the Help wiki. If you were just thinking of changing to a different pre-built background (since there are some dark ones in there), just go to "my preferences" up in the upper right, and select the 'skins' tab. At the bottom of that one, there's a drop-down box where you can choose one of the pre-made ones to be the default skin. You can also preview all of them right from that skins tab, which is handy when you'd like to see what they'd look like before using them full time. If you come up against something you can't figure out, I'm just a talk page message away. :)
Unnamed Characters Edit
Some page like this? It'd be nice if you could check the layout, I don't know how to properly set the place of the images... And besides, how do we link from the episode page to this list? Thanks
--Zoé 12:41, 29 August 2009 (UTC)
John Doe Edit
Yeah, good point. I initially changed it into John Harding, but I reverted it. Thanks for putting it back.Ssrprotege 03:46, September 10, 2009 (UTC)
Hello how are you? thanks and sorry. descriptions of the actors come from my fanseite http://eguide-online.de/coldcase/
My question- the actor Keith Szarabajka plays in the sequence "Street Money", the role of Patrick Hogan '05/'08 is the wrong message? http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0843775/
Have you seen the information on the new episode? http://www.thefutoncritic.com/listings.aspx?id=20090922cbs04
--T snikemon 00:31, September 23, 2009 (UTC)
Off topic, but very important. Edit
I don't know much about Cold Case I just started watching it a few weeks ago but I love it, I'll try to edit as much as possible but most of my time is spent on the Charmed Wiki, thanks --[[CharmingBuffy]] 00:30, November 13, 2009 (UTC)
Stub pages Edit
T smitts. Sorry I just thought it might be a nice way to give people who are new to wikis a quick and easy way to find some pages to 'adopt' I also added a link to the left nav. "Can you help these pages?" which links to the stub page...I wasn't trying to get all of them in there, just a few to give people an idea of what to do. Let me know if you'd like me to take the link down. Sena 22:17, December 15, 2009 (UTC)
Twitter / Facebook Edit
Do you have a twitter account set up for this wiki? The reason I ask is that I'm starting to do #WikiWednesday posts for the Wikia twitter account, and I'm trying to get as many other communities involved as I can. Basically every Wednesday on Twitter we all tweet #WikiWednesday and then link to some of our favorite wikis.
Do you have a facebook group for the wiki?
Thanks for the info, Sena 22:25, December 15, 2009 (UTC)
I'm planning to write a few character pages over the next few weeks. Love this wiki.
Confused about editing Edit
I am confused about how I add a new entry to ensure I don't have any odd spacing issues.
Nomnivore 08:36, January 10, 2010 (UTC)
Jimmy Bartram page Edit
I've edited the page for Jimmy Bartram. I think it looks okay- please let me know if there are any issues.
Nomnivore 11:41, January 24, 2010 (UTC)
I'm not sure how they're acting differently than they did in the past, but I put in some verbage so that the section and link won't show up unless you fill something in for the IMDB field.
No, that's a weird one. Are you still getting it? How long have you been getting the error? Could you possibly show me a screenshot somehow?
I tried editing the plot in the episode Revolution and every time I tried to write out the plot to the episode, the line to show where i was typing would go up to the title of the section and i'd type there instead. Am I doing something wrong or will it just not let me?
wiki optimization Edit
Hi there! I'm Scott from Wikia Entertainment. I just wanted to stop by and see how things are going here. We've been reaching out to our wikis for popular franchises in the hopes of helping to get them noticed by more people on the internet. There are a number of best practices we've put together to help achieve this goal, and I'm interested in working with you on implementing some of those here. It would entail some work on the front page, positioning links in places that Google finds valuable and things like that. If you've got some thoughts on this, I'd love to hear from you. Please feel free to leave a message on my talk page any time. Thanks! —Scott (talk) 17:20, March 16, 2010 (UTC)
I edited a few pages without realising I wasn't logged in. Many apologies
Nomnivore 08:07, March 23, 2010 (UTC)
Reply: Alessandro Edit
Thanks! And sure thing, I'll keep it in past tense. -- Lord Crayak 23:22, March 23, 2010 (UTC)
Missing characters Edit
I completed the ones you asked for Strange Fruit (I had mixed up Tommy and Toby previously, sorry!) and Who's Your Daddy?. I tried to identify Grant Garrison in The Letter according to his imdb picture, but couldn't find him. Maybe one of the rapists, but I can't tell for sure. Zoé 10:55, April 5, 2010 (UTC)
Quite right. I'll get on that right away. Oh *%$#!! Mom's coming. Gotta go! Darth Kieduss the Wise 11:08, September 21, 2010 (UTC)
Roy Brigham Anthony Edit
Yeah, sorry about that. I think I'm done with an article, but then I constantly go back and nitpick it... -- Lord Crayak 19:53, October 18, 2010 (UTC)
Uh, why didn't you thank me for my first edits here? Edit
Thanks for the info. But could you leave an example display on my talk page so that I can use it for future editing? Darth Kieduss the Wise 16:02, June 30, 2011 (UTC)
Serial Killers Edit
You can probably remove any you disagree with, since truth be told, I haven't seen a lot of the listed episodes. -- Lord Crayak 00:40, July 9, 2011 (UTC)
I've added and edited a few pages today. I'm a long time fan of the show and have started to rewatch the series. I found the wiki and I'm amazed at this great work! I'm eager to help. This is my first experience with wikia so please let me know if I do anything wrong.
I thought I'd focus on improving the main actors biographies and I also created an infobox template for the actors. Let me know if there's anything else I should focus on.
Stop the LiarEdit
this guy keeps lying about the characters