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aka Ryan

1,973 Edits since joining this wiki
September 25, 2011
  • I live in Johnstown, PA
  • I was born on April 15
  • My occupation is Engineer
  • I am Male


Hi, welcome to Terra Nova Wiki! Thanks for your edit to the Pteranodon page.

Please leave a message on my talk page if I can help with anything! -- Gaarmyvet (Talk) 14:16, 25 September 2011


Hi RaptorWiki,

I just wanted to say thanks for restoring so many of the articles; I had given up on trying to do anything more today. I would also like to apologize about initially regarding your categories as redundant, I thought about it, and realized that as we learn more about the Sixers and the Tenth Pilgrimage, categories for both would be quite helpful.


Ca'dli 04:35, October 2, 2011 (UTC)

Again, no apology is needed. I do wish that some of these people would stop making useless edits. I can't even work on adding anything new. I spent all day just trying to clean up some. And there's still a long way to go! Some pages are horrendous, don't you think? The grammar, spelling, content, etc., are all so poor in so many places! Thanks! - RaptorWiki (Ryan) - Pixar Wikia Administrator 04:45, October 2, 2011 (UTC)

Editing Wiki :)Edit

Hello, RaptorWiki!

The reason why I am messaging you because I noticed today that you’ve been fixing some of my edits for the last few days (mostly because of my grammar) so I look back to see what I did. As you can see, I did not master in English and I admit that. Honestly I am not here to argue with you but instead, I want to apologize greatly for any inconvenience that I have caused to make you frustrated and wasting your time on editing my mistakes. I feel completely embarrassed and disappointed. Please let me know if I did anything that makes you upset and I would gladly work on it. Thank you for your time! :) ♪♫immortalorchid1990♫♪ 05:38, October 2, 2011 (UTC)

Hello, Immortalorchid1990. No apology is needed. In fact, your message to me was worded very well, with excellent grammar and spelling. Just apply that towards your edits and things will be smoother for both of us! Also, some of your edits tend to add too much content to individual character pages. Instead of adding that content to the character's pages, it should be added to the individual episode pages, as much of the content is plot-based. We can't add what happens in each episode to each character's page, or else those pages will become extremely lengthy after just a few episodes. Do you understand this? I believe the page for Skye would be one example that had been growing too long because of this type of content, just after the first two episodes. I was planning on posting on your Talk page this morning, but I'm glad you posted here first. Thank you! - RaptorWiki (Ryan) - Pixar Wikia Administrator 12:14, October 2, 2011 (UTC)

Hi again!

Oh, I see what you mean and I agree with you 100%. I think my problem, when editing character’s pages, is I get carried away by writing too much details of one episode which makes it a plot synopsis instead of focusing on the character itself. I'm not going to lie but it could be because of the points (shame on me!). When I was examining one of the character’s page (examples: Skye), I can see that it was expanding fast—almost looking like a novel—and we haven’t gotten through the first season yet. So, yes, I understand you and I promise you, I will be more careful what I put down before submitting it. Thank you so much for explaining that to me! I appreciated it! Have a good day! J J ♪♫immortalorchid1990♫♪ 17:22, October 2, 2011 (UTC)

By the way, do you think it is unnecessary to have photo galleries on the character’s page? Is it taking up spaces? I’m just wondering if you want me to delete it. Thanks! --♪♫immortalorchid1990♫♪ 18:22, October 2, 2011 (UTC)

I think the galleries on the pages are alright. There doesn't need to be too many images in order to see what the character looks like. If the galleries become too large, we'll just have to reduce their size. Thanks. - RaptorWiki (Ryan) - Pixar Wikia Administrator 20:42, October 2, 2011 (UTC)

Reverting in Wiki :)EditEdit

Hello, RaptorWiki! Please do not delete other editors' work.

The problem you have presented in your deletion is not materyalized. We do not removed text as a basic trust and respect to other people. If the text size gets big , than the editors will talk and reach a conclusion on a real problem with the problemetic text infront of them. Njhend 02:23, October 3, 2011 (UTC)

Hello, Njhend. You are causing problems on the Skye page. We have decided to not keep that material on that page, as it is more suited for the Episode page, in the synopsis. If we added material such as this to each character's page every week, the pages would become extremely lengthy. Add this material to the individual episode pages. Please do not revert the Skye page by adding the material back to it. Thank you. By the way, I have been an Administrator for 3 years, so I know how a Wiki works. I am not new. Thanks. - RaptorWiki (Ryan) - Pixar Wikia Administrator 02:36, October 3, 2011 (UTC)

Admin Edit

Hey RaptorWiki, we've considered your request and we'd like to have you as the new Terra Nova Wiki administrator. Let me know what you think, and I'll make you one asap. Just a reminder: this is a long term engagement. If you're committing on helping us out, you have to give your best. Cheers, --((((Matias)))) ~ Talk Avatar Wiki 15:02, October 8, 2011 (UTC)

Hi Matias. That sounds great. I think having another one around here in addition to you and Gaarmyvey would be really helpful, and I'll gladly do that. Like I said before, I've been one of the two admins on the Pixar Wiki for about 3 years, so this isn't something new to me. Thanks, and I'll do my best! - RaptorWiki (Ryan) - Pixar Wikia Administrator 16:23, October 8, 2011 (UTC)
Congrats, Ryan. Jim --User:Gaarmyvet/Sig 20:50, October 10, 2011 (UTC)
Thank you! - RaptorWiki (Ryan) - Pixar Wikia Administrator 01:04, October 11, 2011 (UTC)

I wanted to congratulate you! You're an admin now, I know you'll do a great work! By the way, I think we may have a problem here. Check out the top message (Terra Nova Wiki has surpassed the crappy version on Wikia!!!). What do you think? --((((Matias)))) ~ Talk Avatar Wiki 20:26, October 11, 2011 (UTC)

Thanks! And I don't think it will be a problem. - RaptorWiki (Ryan) - Pixar Wikia Administrator 01:55, October 12, 2011 (UTC)

Hey RaptorWiki, just wanted to congratulate you on becoming an admin! I've enjoyed our discussions so far, and I know from those discussions that you are kind and reasonable person, as well as an experienced admin, so I'm glad to see that you're now an admin here! I must say, you've done a great deal for this Wiki already, and I bet you'll do even more now. Again, just wanted to say contragulations!

And I know that it's not my position to really comment on the matter Matias, but I must say ". . ." in regards to your link. The word "surpassed," in my mind, in this context, means that they have not been ahead for very long, nor are as reasonable as the people I've had the pleasure of meeting here, especially with regards to the words "crappy version on Wikia." Ca'dli 23:07, October 11, 2011 (UTC)

Thank you! You seem like a very decent person as well, and are a great asset to the Wiki. Keep up the great editing, and great attitude! - RaptorWiki (Ryan) - Pixar Wikia Administrator 02:14, October 12, 2011 (UTC)
Agreed. Not a good way to present a site. - RaptorWiki (Ryan) - Pixar Wikia Administrator 01:55, October 12, 2011 (UTC)

Plus, looking at many of their article "pages," said pages have similar to smaller amounts of information than our own. As the series is relatively new, I highly doubt that one can "rate" one wiki against another. Especially if their "rating" system is based upon the number of pages they have; that equates to nothing. Again, I believe that the quality of the edits and material on a site outweighs the quantity. That being said, if I want to know about an episode for example, I want more information than on a character page, but I also want that information to be legible and not too detailed, yet detailed enough to provide a good episode synopsis. Ca'dli 23:14, October 11, 2011 (UTC)

Sorry to keep adding here, but I felt that this was too good to pass up. Read here and here. Quoting from the talk page: "You think that adding as a headline "Terra Nova Wiki has surpassed the crappy version on Wikia!!!" will get you anywhere? Well, NO, as you're the only active user in here. Plus, you say the Terra Nova Wiki is crap, yet you copied it's favicon. How sad." And this singular user created all 305 pages and uploaded all 186 images. . . Ca'dli 23:25, October 11, 2011 (UTC)

I'm pretty sure this is the guy who dropped some garbage on us. I banned him twice under different IPs. He then went on to put some unkind remarks on my otherwise empty pages on Wikia wikis I had never even heard of. He doesn't even have the courage to create an account. <snore>--User:Gaarmyvet/Sig 01:16, October 12, 2011 (UTC)

Haha, nice. He (or someone there) created a fake "me" (take a look at that talk page now). That was not me, of course. I don't say "cheers"! I'm not British! Funny stuff. - RaptorWiki (Ryan) - Pixar Wikia Administrator 02:01, October 12, 2011 (UTC)
And then I found this. Somebody needs to relax.
I also found this, this, and this. This person really, really needs to take a chill pill. And I agree with you Gaarmyvet, this guy doesn't even have the courage to create an account, even on a wiki where he attacks people. I'll agree with him on the idea of "sticking with our wiki and (he'll) stick with his," but something tells me he's not going to follow through with his side of the deal. Also, nowhere in my earlier posts did I ever say that our wiki was "better" than his. I think that he forgot that he is the one who started all of this. . . If he put the effort that he puts towards attacking our wiki towards improving his own, he might actually garner some attention on his. I have nothing against him having his own wiki; I'm against people outlandishly attacking a site when they themselves have no basis from which to make an effective argument. Ca'dli 02:10, October 12, 2011 (UTC)
And RaptorWiki, you're right, that's pretty entertaining. I wonder how long it'll be before he adds you to the same site where he added Matias and I to. Ca'dli 02:12, October 12, 2011 (UTC)

Cad'li, that user was me. I just couldn't resist on saying things as they are (of course I never told him to delete his wiki or anything, I just told him to stay out of ours). That guy is a complete troll. He didn't only delete my message, but blocked me for making "ramblings of a retard". Go figure. Isn't there a way to report him or something? For creating false accounts, vandalizing our wiki, giving us bad publicity, deleting conversations, etc? If this continues, it could become a serious problem for our wiki. What do you think? Oh, and Cad'li; your links, unbelievable. --((((Matias)))) ~ Talk Avatar Wiki 02:14, October 12, 2011 (UTC)

I really don't think it's a problem. Just ignore the person and that website, and ban whoever vandalizes this one. Make this site a good one, and there's nothing to worry about. Just don't let it get like that one! We're good. - RaptorWiki (Ryan) - Pixar Wikia Administrator 02:19, October 12, 2011 (UTC)
Of course, but when he starts to mess with out own Wikia pages and making false accounts of us... Anyway, we'll see what happens, and if this continues to happen, we'll have to take some actions, probably. --((((Matias)))) ~ Talk Avatar Wiki 02:22, October 12, 2011 (UTC)
RaptorWiki, I agree with you that we should just ignore him. And Matias, I also agree that if it continues, we need to do something.
And did you catch his signature on his talk page? (it's Stargate related - quite ego-centric Stargate related; I'm also an avid Stargate fan) I'm also entertained by the fact that he has such a big ego. My favorite quote from his user page: "My opinion (and that of sane people): You are an independent wiki editor and have morals OR you are a wikia editor and have no brain."
I know I'm still new to this, and not in any position to really apply for any real leadership position yet, but I would like to let you guys know that I stand behind your decisions and offer my services in whatever ways I can. Ca'dli 02:30, October 12, 2011 (UTC)
Well yes, if that person messes with the pages here, and it is proven the same person runs that Wiki, it should be reported to someone over there. - RaptorWiki (Ryan) - Pixar Wikia Administrator 02:28, October 12, 2011 (UTC)

Cast pages Edit

How do you like the last name, first name format in the page naming?--User:Gaarmyvet/Sig 16:31, October 13, 2011 (UTC)

I don't care for it myself. Why was that done? I'd rather see it as first name last name. - RaptorWiki (Ryan) - Pixar Wikia Administrator 17:25, October 13, 2011 (UTC)
Another User did it. I don't care for it either. I'll kick it upstairs to User:Matias Arana. The sooner we fix these "non-standard" things the better.--User:Gaarmyvet/Sig 17:58, October 13, 2011 (UTC)
Um, I have to say I really don't care for the format. The user that changed it said that it was better for the category pages. I guess it's useful there, but while reading it may cause discomfort. What do you think? --((((Matias)))) ~ Talk Avatar Wiki 03:53, October 14, 2011 (UTC)
It doesn't really do anything for the category pageds. The user whoi renamed the pages also removed all the {{DEFAULTSORT:}} tags. I'll start getting thing back in order today.--User:Gaarmyvet/Sig 13:11, October 14, 2011 (UTC)
Sounds good. Thanks. - RaptorWiki (Ryan) - Pixar Wikia/Terra Nova Wikia Administrator 23:39, October 14, 2011 (UTC)

Episode IDs Edit

Also, please see User Talk:Matias Arana#Episode IDs--User:Gaarmyvet/Sig 18:02, October 13, 2011 (UTC)

Possible Contest Edit

Check this out and tell us what you think. --((((Matias)))) ~ Talk Avatar Wiki 04:54, October 14, 2011 (UTC)

Clean-ups Edit

Thanks for your help. I'm still working, but it's better now. A lot of the crew pages have to be renamed yet. After Wikia does the overnight sweep, we should have a better picture of what needs to be cleaned up. I'm still tryiung to figure out what the Ep/S1 template was supposed to accomplish. I had a different system in place at one time.--User:Gaarmyvet/Sig 00:45, October 15, 2011 (UTC)

Yep, I'm still trying to do fixes too. - RaptorWiki (Ryan) - Pixar Wikia/Terra Nova Wikia Administrator 01:10, October 15, 2011 (UTC)

Thnx, I have high hopes for the future of the Terra Nova series .


Hi RaptorWiki.

for the last couple of weeks you've been deleting my page 'posssible true identity for fictional dinosaurs'.

I would like it if you stoped doing deleting it.I don't know what I've done to make keep deleting it I don't delete your stuff .I spend ages finding possibel true identity for the dinosaurs so I would like it if you could leave my page alone.User:Trimingham65

Hello. An article such as that does not belong here, nor does it make any sense. Speculation, for now, belongs on the individual article pages for the particular subject under question. So you were putting that information in the wrong location. Also, the fictional dinosaurs are just that, fictional...made up. They don't have a possible true identity because they are fictional. They wouldn't have been given names otherwise. Now there are some that the show hasn't given real names to yet, but the Terra Nova colonists have made up names for, such as Howlers and Malcolmus Pterosauri. Ones such as this, for now, could and do have speculation on their articles. Please contribute there if needed. If that article you mentioned is created again, it will get deleted again. Thank you. - RaptorWiki (Ryan) - Pixar Wikia/Terra Nova Wikia Administrator 09:01, October 18, 2011 (UTC)


why do you keep on deleting my page.look mate I put alot of effort into making that page why do you keep on wanting to delete it how would you like someone went around and deleted all the hard work that you have done.please just leave me alone.

Hello. First, I already answered your question above on why the page was deleted. I have the same answer for why it was deleted again. Put the information elsewhere. Second, you can't delete a page anyone creates, as you are not an admin. Third, I'm not singling you out personally. The page is not "yours". So there is no "leaving you alone". If you keep up with this counter-productivity, I will be forced to temporarily block you. Thanks. - RaptorWiki (Ryan) - Pixar Wikia/Terra Nova Wikia Administrator 12:53, October 21, 2011 (UTC)

Transcripts Edit

Do you see any interest in creating episode transcripts?--User:Gaarmyvet/Sig 19:27, October 25, 2011 (UTC)

Personally, no, I don't. Seems excessive to me. - RaptorWiki (Ryan) - Pixar Wikia/Terra Nova Wikia Administrator 01:32, October 26, 2011 (UTC)
Fixed!--User:Gaarmyvet/Sig 13:13, October 26, 2011 (UTC)



What browser/laptop are you using? We've been having some issues with Chrome vs. Firefox or Mac vs. PC (ha) and cache-ing issues. I'm not seeing the same problem but I will put in a ticket and keep you updated.

Thanks for letting me know,

Kate_03.png@Wikia (talk) 20:43, October 25, 2011 (UTC)

I'm using a PC with Firefox 7. Seen this on multiple machines. I think Gaarmyvet was seeing at least one of these issues as well. Is that right, Gaarmyvet? See Kate's talk page and look at the issues I listed. Thanks, guys. - RaptorWiki (Ryan) - Pixar Wikia/Terra Nova Wikia Administrator 01:32, October 26, 2011 (UTC)
Added my comments.--User:Gaarmyvet/Sig 16:04, October 27, 2011 (UTC)


Hell i am not a huge TN fan but you advertisment says "Ae" insted of "Are" sombody should fix it!...TAHU97 (Puffles Wiki ADMIN):COME AND EDIT HERE! 14:28, October 27, 2011 (UTC)

Where are you talking about? Thanks. - RaptorWiki (Ryan) - Pixar Wikia/Terra Nova Wikia Administrator 16:32, October 27, 2011 (UTC)
He refering to the fact that the advertisment for the Terra Nova Wiki, which appears on the bottom of every wiki page under the "Around Wikia's network" section, reads: "Ae you following Terra Nova?" -- Gibson42 07:09, November 6, 2011 (UTC)
Ah, down there. Yes, I see the error now. Thanks. - RaptorWiki (Ryan) - Pixar Wikia/Terra Nova Wikia Administrator 12:45, November 6, 2011 (UTC)
You're welcome. Glad to see that you've alerted Kate on the issue. -- Gibson42 17:05, November 6, 2011 (UTC)

Missing Star Edit

What happened to Mido Hamada? And how long do we carry Taylor's "trusted adviser" who's never there as a prime character on the front page? We had a similar situation on Caprica where a guy with star billing blew himself up in the pilot. I eventually quietly dropped him from the front page and no one complained. Simone Kessell and Dean Geyer seem to have more right to space on the main page than Mido does.

Let me know what you think.

--User:Gaarmyvet/Sig 01:12, November 2, 2011 (UTC)

Yeah, I'd drop Guzman from the front page as well. I wouldn't mind if we added the others you suggested, or just took Guzman off only. - RaptorWiki (Ryan) - Pixar Wikia/Terra Nova Wikia Administrator 09:06, November 2, 2011 (UTC)


Thanks for the welcome. I love to write. I'm a member of but haven't written anything there - writers block - performance anxiety!! Here I am able to write since I don't feel like I'm under the spotlight.

If you need me to do any writing chores for you, just let me know. I'm a stay-at-home mom of high school age kids so I have tons of free time.

Greenbelt 14:06, November 3, 2011 (UTC)

Hello, and welcome to the Wiki! I do have some articles marked as "stubs". Those are in the most need of work right now, if you have anything you'd like to add. But I'm sure there's many others that need work too. Thanks! - RaptorWiki (Ryan) - Pixar Wikia/Terra Nova Wikia Administrator 16:06, November 3, 2011 (UTC)

Hello Edit

There is a situation that is erupting at Nickelodeon wiki that I need your help with. I cannot talk to the admin User:Weblykinly over there because she blocked the use of my talkpage. I know I came out of nowhere but now I find her making outlandish sockpuppet claims. Can you please help me?

The situation is that I was promoted to admin there just a few days ago. I had blocked a vandal, User:Isabella and Lego Liker[1], after repeatedly messing with my own talkpage comments and my cleanup of pages most of which were direct copies from Wikipedia. IALL claimed I was the vandal. When I blocked her, Weblykinly asked me "Hi! I was just wondering why you blocked Jeremy and Isabella. They are my friends and not vandals." [2]. I explained to her why. 4 minutes later, Webly demotes me and blocks me claiming I made bad edits to the wiki. I wanna know how I [3] ever made a bad edit. She also unblocks her friends, later claiming she only knew them for 10 minutes. She said she "believed" she was doing the right thing, but also cut me off from my own talkpage. Then, users, anonymous and named, come to my defense, questioning why she blocked me, but she immediately accuses them of being sockpuppets without any evidence. She thinks everyone who agreed with me [4] is a sockpuppet, so she blocks them without evidence. She then has my block go from a month to a week to forever without any motive to do so. I did not do anything to deserve that and action must be taken to get my access and my powers back. I was the one who was cleaning up the wiki, while she was turning it into Photobucket--Jack's Posse Fic 00:08, November 4, 2011 (UTC) (copied by Snerkels4U)

Hello. There's really nothing I can do about this. You need to talk to someone from Wikia Staff. - RaptorWiki (Ryan) - Pixar Wikia/Terra Nova Wikia Administrator 02:07, November 4, 2011 (UTC)

Theory Edit

Theory may also be "speculation." I've created a link on Turret Man 1 to a non-existent theory page for that character. I've also locked the page for a day. The syntax is [[{{PAGENAME}}/Theory]]. If you like the idea, I can move the link into the info boxes and it will give editors somewhere to express themselves. I don't think we have to police theory here as vigorously as Lostpedia did; things are less contentious here (so far). Let me know... Thanks.--User:Gaarmyvet/Sig 15:28, November 8, 2011 (UTC)

I think that's fine. I wish we could set up the theory pages like the Heroes Wiki, still, that indicates arguments for or against theories, and also shows the theories in tabular format. But you didn't like that set up, right? - RaptorWiki (Ryan) - Pixar Wikia/Terra Nova Wikia Administrator 18:31, November 8, 2011 (UTC)
I loved the tabs that we had at Lostpedia and we used them on other wikis as well, including FlashForward, but I think they went away when Wikia introduced their new format. I looked at "Heroes" and didn't see any tabs; is there a particular page I should look at? I don't particularly like the tabs Chief had set up using templates. We also had a line of text on LP and FF above the UAQs that linked to the theory page. If we did that, I could wire the link in the infoboxes so that it only showed up if there is an existing theory page. The link could also appear in a separate box. Don't answer for a while. Let me go to another wiki and try another idea I just had.--User:Gaarmyvet/Sig 19:26, November 8, 2011 (UTC)
Didn't work!--User:Gaarmyvet/Sig 19:34, November 8, 2011 (UTC)
I definitely would like the tab format to get to the theories for any article. And I would like the content on the theory tab to look something like this, with the tabular format and +/-, etc., if the argument is for or against the theory or previous argument. But doing this on the tabs would be nice. - RaptorWiki (Ryan) - Pixar Wikia/Terra Nova Wikia Administrator 00:22, November 9, 2011 (UTC)
Jim, what were your latest thoughts on this topic? Thanks. - RaptorWiki (Ryan) - Pixar Wikia/Terra Nova Wikia Administrator 16:01, November 12, 2011 (UTC)
Sorry, Ryan, I've been tied up elsewhere; I asked Wikia to unlock the main page on Grimm and they made me the bureaucrat (whoopee! kinda.). If you were thinking about the old tabs that appeared at the top of the screen (Article, Talk and Theory), those disappeared when Wikia implemented its new format. If you were thinking of the type of tabs on The Runaway, can do easy; I would change the labels to "Article" and "Theory" when implementing. I'll leave format on the theory page to you. I'm not into theory that much here, 'cause it seemed to be mostly about dinosaurs (not one of my major interests). There's a fair amount of chatter, btw, that Spielberg's magic isn't going to make this one work.--User:Gaarmyvet/Sig 17:16, November 12, 2011 (UTC)
Yeah, like the tab on The Runaway. I'm not into that kind of theory either, but I think it should be kept off the main page. It doesn't belong there. I preferred the type of theory from Lost and Heroes myself. - RaptorWiki (Ryan) - Pixar Wikia/Terra Nova Wikia Administrator 18:01, November 12, 2011 (UTC)
I'll hop over to the Grimm Wikia to help you out. And yeah, I've read that both Terra Nova and Grimm are on the bubble for renewing. - RaptorWiki (Ryan) - Pixar Wikia/Terra Nova Wikia Administrator 18:05, November 12, 2011 (UTC)
This will go on more than just Episode articles. But do we just leave the "Ep" in the template name? - RaptorWiki (Ryan) - Pixar Wikia/Terra Nova Wikia Administrator 20:18, November 12, 2011 (UTC)

Hi, does the "fan theory" tab you added to some pages like Pteranodon and Acceraptor meaning you're planning to move all the science and speculation to a separate "theory" page? This may be what was done for the Lost wiki but I don't think Lost is a good model here, there the speculations were mostly about plotlines, here they mostly are about the relationship between things on the show and real-life science--if you look at the Jurassic Park wikia and the Primeval wikia, two others that deal with prehistoric creatures, they just integrate science information into the page, for example look at how much info about real Velociraptors vs. the ones in the movie there is on the Jurassic Park wikia's Velociraptor antirrhopus page, similarly look at the "Biology" section of the Primeval wikia's "Spinosaurus" page. I think wikis about these kinds of shows attract a lot of dino geeks who are interested in this kind of information, first-time visitors might not notice a "fan theory" tab, or realize that it would have science info. Hypnosifl 22:15, November 12, 2011 (UTC)

Hello. Yes, that is what that tab is for, indeed. I think Jim and I finally settled on what we wanted to do there. I'll take a look at those other wikis a bit later. Thanks. - RaptorWiki (Ryan) - Pixar Wikia/Terra Nova Wikia Administrator 22:49, November 12, 2011 (UTC)
Well, you guys are the admins so it's your decision of course, but please do consider the example of the other wikis I linked to before making a final decision. Also if you do move science info to a page with a separate tab, could you possibly change the name of the tab to something like "Science/Speculations" rather than "Fan Theories" so new visitors interested in science info are more likely to realize to click the tab? Another reason to change the tab name (in the case of the dinosaur pages at least) is that some of the science info isn't really "fan theories" at all but just pointing out differences between what's seen on the show and what's known from science, like the bit on the Brachiosaur page about how theres no real-life evidence that brachiosaurs ate meat, with a link to a page that discusses fossil evidence of what their diet was like. "Fan Theory" doesn't seem like an accurate description for that kind of thing. Hypnosifl 23:44, November 12, 2011 (UTC)
Also, on second glance that Velociraptor page from the Jurassic Park wikia only has a very short bit of info on the real dinosaur (the part at the beginning about Deinonychus sometimes being classified as a Velociraptor, and a few later things about their likely real-life hunting behavior and intelligence), but there are others with more like the Dilophosaurus page. Hypnosifl 03:08, November 13, 2011 (UTC)
Hey guys, I know I haven't been on in a while, and I understand that it is the admins decision, but I just wanted to say, I agree with Hypnosifl on this one. I think Hypnosifl's suggestion of a "Science/Speculations" tab as opposed to a "Fan Theories" tab may be a better move. As a "dino geek" myself, I know I would be more interested in a tab marked "Science/Speculations," or at the least, perhaps, "Theories." Nothing against "Fan Theory," but it reminds me too much of "Fan Fiction" (which I have nothing against), so I feel that anyone else that may have an interest in the wiki may be inclined to believe that a tab marked "Fan Theory" may just lead to a page of ideas with no real scientific of factual basis. And again, this is purely my opinion from my personal experience (I've gone to the Jurassic Park Wiki and the Primeval Wiki to examine pages prior to actually joining wikia), and again, I know it is your decision as admins.
Ca'dli 05:31, November 13, 2011 (UTC)
The tab name is nothing to change. That makes sense. We just finally decided to move that information to a tab, since it isn't information directly from the show. - RaptorWiki (Ryan) - Pixar Wikia/Terra Nova Wikia Administrator 13:38, November 13, 2011 (UTC)
Well, what do you think of the example with the Brachiosaur? I don't see how that can be called a "fan theory", since it's just pointing out how something on the show conflicts with real-life science. There are plenty of other examples of that. Do you think the label "fan theory" makes sense there? If so can you explain your reasoning? Hypnosifl 19:39, November 13, 2011 (UTC)
I think that's a perfect entry for "Production Notes" on the episode page.--User:Gaarmyvet/Sig 19:52, November 13, 2011 (UTC)
I already said above that it was no big deal to change the tab name...I changed it earlier this morning.... And it doesn't say Fan Theory on a tab on that page. No pages should say that anymore. - RaptorWiki (Ryan) - Pixar Wikia/Terra Nova Wikia Administrator 19:47, November 13, 2011 (UTC)
Whoops, sorry about that, I responded too quick--I misunderstood what you meant by "the tab name is nothing to change", I thought you meant you didn't think it was something that should be changed. Anyway thanks for making that change, I'm fine with the new system now. Hypnosifl 20:36, November 13, 2011 (UTC)
Ah, I see how that could have been misunderstood that way. Sorry for the confusion. - RaptorWiki (Ryan) - Pixar Wikia/Terra Nova Wikia Administrator 00:19, November 14, 2011 (UTC)
My apologies as well for misunderstanding, sorry about that. And I must say, I rather like the new system. Again, sorry I misunderstood what you were saying. Ca'dli 04:55, November 14, 2011 (UTC)

One other question--would it be OK if I deleted the "Science & Speculation" tab from articles where there's no information to go in that section, like Genesis and The Runaway? If new visitors try the tab on those pages first, and find there's nothing there, they may be less likely to try it on other pages, even if they might otherwise be interested in the info there. But if the tab only appears on pages where there's actually information in that section, people will know it's available anytime they see an article with the tab. Hypnosifl 20:14, November 15, 2011 (UTC)

I also had another quick question. For pages such as The Probe and say, the Rhino, should there perhaps be tabs for Science & Speculation? I think that the tab would be especially helpful for the page about the Probe, what do you guys think? Ca'dli 20:58, November 15, 2011 (UTC)

Good idea, I'll put one in for the probe. I don't think Rhino Transport needs one, almost all the information seems to be from the show or the show creators, no? Thinking of other non-creature pages, Pangaea could use one too, let me know if you think of any others. Hypnosifl 21:17, November 15, 2011 (UTC)
Guys, feel free to add or remove the tabs from wherever you think is necessary. - RaptorWiki (Ryan) - Pixar Wikia/Terra Nova Wikia Administrator 00:50, November 16, 2011 (UTC)

Zoe Edit

Does it ever seem to you that they're trying too hard to find things for Zoe to do? I thought the "adventure" in the Eye was a waste of time and (last week) suggested that the colonists are really worried about there not being enough dinosaurs around. Sheesh!--User:Gaarmyvet/Sig 20:52, November 8, 2011 (UTC)

Yeah, The Eye did seem like a waste of time. Just filler. It was not necessary at all. I wish they would leave us with more good quality unanswered questions from week to week. The whole Lucas/calculations thing is the best unanswered thing they have going. - RaptorWiki (Ryan) - Pixar Wikia/Terra Nova Wikia Administrator 00:26, November 9, 2011 (UTC)


g'day raptor wiki

I would like to know why you keep on deleting edits that I put on seperate pages even if its not about possible true identity of fictional dinosaurs you still delete it please answer.

Well, whatever edits you are referring to must have been either poorly worded edits, edits with bad spelling or grammar, edits with incorrect information or just unnecessary. Many edits from many editors are undone over time, not just yours. - RaptorWiki (Ryan) - Pixar Wikia/Terra Nova Wikia Administrator 10:10, November 12, 2011 (UTC)

ok should I pass the edits by you first before I edit.

Of course not. You're free to edit as you please. Please just use the Preview button to look at your edit before you publish it, and still read through your edits afterwards to make sure they are correct and make sense, etc. Don't edit for the sake of making an edit. Look at other peoples' edits as examples of ways to make good edits. Thanks. Oh, and please sign your comments using ~~~~ - RaptorWiki (Ryan) - Pixar Wikia/Terra Nova Wikia Administrator 13:49, November 13, 2011 (UTC)

thanks sorry about not signing my comments I didn't know how to do it.Trimingham65 06:07, November 16, 2011 (UTC)

Synopsis - Vs.and Spam Edit

This was a great example of a synopsis that would have been hurt by being subdivided. Sometimes it works better one way than the other. Had to nail two guys(?) who put spammie blogs on the wiki. I wonder what the return is on that stuff.--User:Gaarmyvet/Sig 02:16, November 23, 2011 (UTC)

Yeah, that synopsis pretty much had to be that way, since all parts affected other parts of the story. It wasn't multiple separate story lines going on this time. Who did you block? What kind of stuff were they blogging? I didn't notice. - RaptorWiki (Ryan) - Pixar Wikia/Terra Nova Wikia Administrator 02:30, November 23, 2011 (UTC)
Hey, since you're the Bureaucrat over at Grimm Wiki, would you mind making me an admin there? - RaptorWiki (Ryan) - Pixar Wikia/Terra Nova Wikia Administrator 02:33, November 23, 2011 (UTC)
User:Victoriess and User:Hohoa. The blogs were garbage; one of them wasn't even in English. They contained external spam links. The junk had been there for a couple of days; I almost never look at the blogs 'cause I don't think of them as contributing much to the product. I gotta watch more carefully. I've been meaning to ask you if you were willing to serve on Grimm. The answer's yes; I'll do it this evening.--User:Gaarmyvet/Sig 02:42, November 23, 2011 (UTC)
Yeah, I don't look at the blogs either for that same reason. And sounds good. - RaptorWiki (Ryan) - Pixar Wikia/Terra Nova Wikia Administrator 12:02, November 23, 2011 (UTC)

Mira Edit

It looks like Mira acquired her skin work and tattoos AFTER the Tenth Pilgrimage arrived. <evil grin> See my page.--User:Gaarmyvet/Sig 18:43, November 29, 2011 (UTC)

Yeah, it does appear that way.... - RaptorWiki (Ryan) - Pixar Wikia/Terra Nova Wikia/Grimm Wikia Administrator 19:26, November 29, 2011 (UTC)

Category Page Edit

Surprise, Matias, you and I had EACH deleted that category once before. This makes twice for me now.--User:Gaarmyvet/Sig 01:29, December 1, 2011 (UTC)

I don't remember all that stuff being on there, then. - RaptorWiki (Ryan) - Pixar Wikia/Terra Nova Wikia/Grimm Wikia Administrator 01:41, December 1, 2011 (UTC)

Just wondering Edit

This is actually the first Wiki I have contributed to, so you'll forgive me if I'm unaware of protocol/conduct of a Wiki. I just noticed that a particular un-named user: keeps editing things poorly. Things that are barely in English much less capitalized or punctuated. I was just wondering at what point you ban or block someone like this from editing any further?

Thank you for your time,

-Nate Oxnate 05:16, December 8, 2011 (UTC)

I will block someone after I've had to repeatedly undo the edits they have made. I'll look at that one. Thanks. - RaptorWiki (Ryan) - Pixar Wikia/Terra Nova Wikia/Grimm Wikia Administrator 14:27, December 8, 2011 (UTC)
Oh, I don't know. I rather think that Carnos do 'reek' of havoc. Though, in this case, 'wreak' was the word I wanted. -Thanks. Oxnate - Have Fun and Try not to kill Anybody. 15:14, December 21, 2011 (UTC)
Haha, true :) - RaptorWiki (Ryan) - Pixar Wikia/Terra Nova Wikia/Grimm Wikia Administrator 16:04, December 21, 2011 (UTC)
Wiki really needs a Spellcheck feature in the editing page. That or an announcment to write all edits in a word processing program before pasting them here.Oxnate - Have Fun and Try not to kill Anybody. 19:48, December 22, 2011 (UTC)
Well, browsers typically have a spell-check feature. For instance, my browser (Firefox) is showing me that you misspelled "announcement" in your last message ;) .. - RaptorWiki (Ryan) - Pixar Wikia/Terra Nova Wikia/Grimm Wikia Administrator 20:47, December 22, 2011 (UTC)

Episode Title Edit

The title of Ep111 is rendering strangely. The Mechanics of the software are making it look as if "Occupation/Resistance" is a subpage of "Occupation." I'm thinking of changing it to "Occupation-Resistance" and explaining it on the talk page. What do you think?--User:Gaarmyvet/Sig 02:59, December 13, 2011 (UTC)

I think that's all we can do. I assume it won't let you use a "|", either? - RaptorWiki (Ryan) - Pixar Wikia/Terra Nova Wikia/Grimm Wikia Administrator 03:10, December 13, 2011 (UTC)
I couldn't name the tabs "Science/Speculation" because of that either. I had to use "Science & Speculation" instead, but that's ok for those. - RaptorWiki (Ryan) - Pixar Wikia/Terra Nova Wikia/Grimm Wikia Administrator 03:12, December 13, 2011 (UTC)
I asked Matias for his input so I'll wait until tomorrow and do it; then I'll slap a "move protect - admin" on it forever. I don't think the pipe character will work in a page title.--User:Gaarmyvet/Sig 03:19, December 13, 2011 (UTC)

Hm, are we going to make two different articles, one for Occupation and another one for Resistance? If so, we should delete Occupation/Resistance, right? But if we only want to keep Occupation/Resistance we should delete Occupation and make a redirect to the main article. Is that the problem? --((((Matias)))) ~ Talk Avatar Wiki 13:09, December 13, 2011 (UTC)

My cable guide is listing one two-hour episode called "Occupation/Resistance." You may recall when had originally listed "Genesis" as a part one and part two. is showing a single two-hour episode for next week with the slashed title above. I don't regard IMDb, which is showing two episodes, as being all that reliable for series work; they anticipate too much. The beauty of a wiki is that what I do, if it's wrong, can be fixed when we learn more.--User:Gaarmyvet/Sig 14:21, December 13, 2011 (UTC)
Matias, the issue is the forward slash. When inserted into an article title, it tries to make a subpage, with the word after the forward slash being the title of that subpage. I think that is what you're saying, right Jim? - RaptorWiki (Ryan) - Pixar Wikia/Terra Nova Wikia/Grimm Wikia Administrator 23:38, December 13, 2011 (UTC)
Right. It's "fixed." Please note that there's a page named "Occupation" that I've flagged.--User:Gaarmyvet/Sig 01:16, December 14, 2011 (UTC)

Future Edit

Not very favorable review; Ouch! There's a lotta truth there.--User:Gaarmyvet/Sig 19:07, December 14, 2011 (UTC)


G'day raptorwiki

I was wondering if it was OK if I could put some little videos of the appearences of certain characters and dinosaurs on their own pages.I have put the videos together and I'm just wanting to know if it was OK with you.

sorry for not signing my comments pretty new to it and its been a while since I've done this and I've forgotten to do it.Trimingham65 01:02, December 17, 2011 (UTC)

I really doubt any videos are needed. But you can always post them so we can take a look. What do you think, Jim? - RaptorWiki (Ryan) - Pixar Wikia/Terra Nova Wikia/Grimm Wikia Administrator 01:22, December 17, 2011 (UTC)
I'm not sure. We use stills under Fair Use. I'm worried about claiming fair use for video that has not been specifically released by the copyright holder.--User:Gaarmyvet/Sig 01:26, December 17, 2011 (UTC)
True. Wasn't thinking about that end of it. Let's skip it. - RaptorWiki (Ryan) - Pixar Wikia/Terra Nova Wikia/Grimm Wikia Administrator 01:36, December 17, 2011 (UTC)

OK I should wait until it has been released but till then I could put the episode previews that Terra Nova TV release before the episode comes out124.186.120.214 01:49, December 17, 2011 (UTC)

We're saying we don't want to add video, as copyright issues come into play. Thanks, though. - RaptorWiki (Ryan) - Pixar Wikia/Terra Nova Wikia/Grimm Wikia Administrator 02:02, December 17, 2011 (UTC)

Communications Relay Station 9 Edit

You deleted the above article simply because the article Relay Station 9 was the older one. However, in my opinion, that should not have been the deciding factor in which one of these two to delete. Instead, the article that you deleted had as its title the full designation of the structure in question, whereas the one you kept has a still rather ambiguous title.

Therefore I'd like the remaining article moved to a new page with the title of the one that you deleted. I would just do it myself, but I thought I'd let you know.

Also, please have a look .

Thanks. - Bell'Orso 20:06, December 24, 2011 (UTC)

Yes, that will be the deciding factor, and the name can always be changed if need be. I am fully aware the one I deleted had "Communications" in front of it. The title without "Communications" is not ambiguous in the least. However, I just didn't get around to renaming the remaining article yet, in order to remain consistent. That was always my intention. I am doing that now. - RaptorWiki (Ryan) - Pixar Wikia/Terra Nova Wikia/Grimm Wikia Administrator 21:44, December 24, 2011 (UTC)
OK then, sorry if I seemed a little pushy there. - Bell'Orso 08:13, December 25, 2011 (UTC)

The New Guy Edit


Sorry for the late reply, but I've been pretty busy with classes. What do you need me to do around here? I'm good with languages, military technology/history, and just general proofreading/nit-picking as well. M67PattonZippo (talk) 22:05, October 25, 2012 (UTC)

Hello, and welcome. There's not really anything to do. This Wiki is pretty much complete. But feel free to look around to see if there's anything left to finish up. There's probably a few plot summaries to do. Thanks - RaptorWiki (Ryan) 22:09, October 25, 2012 (UTC)
Ok, I'll see what I can do. Maybe there are some little things that I could work on. I'm mainly focusing on Revolution for now. It's my favorite show this season, after NCIS LA. M67PattonZippo (talk) 01:22, October 26, 2012 (UTC)
I am an admin on the Revolution wiki as well! Good choices in shows you like! - RaptorWiki (Ryan) 02:39, October 26, 2012 (UTC)

Deletes Edit

Hi Ryan,

I've flagged three pages for deletion. The template is being called by a lot of pages; if you agree, drop me a note and I'll do the cleanups then delete.

--User:Gaarmyvet/Sig 23:18, February 17, 2013 (UTC)

Sure, go ahead. Thanks! - RaptorWiki (Ryan) 13:15, February 18, 2013 (UTC)

 Gillers,Okuda,Third Man Edit

Would you please create Third Man who appears in episode Instinct?

Thanks.(Matthew Bowyer Fan (talk) 19:10, March 4, 2014 (UTC))


Hey there,

Most wikis have activated the new Message Walls and Special:Forum. I think you should activate them on this wiki as well. BastionMonk (talk) 19:20, August 27, 2014 (UTC)

I turned on the forum (not like anyone will use it....), but the message walls are absolutely atrocious. - RaptorWiki (Ryan) 11:33, August 28, 2014 (UTC)
Hi. shouldn't you post your message on his talk page and on yours? I didn't use to like Message Walls, but I happened to grow to like them. I am unfamiliar with the word atrocious.
No, replies go here with the discussion. Message Walls are used in many other places I use, but not all. - RaptorWiki (Ryan) 15:09, August 28, 2014 (UTC)

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