I believe you are the one responsible for this wiki's Twitter account? I was wondering if you could leave a word there for the french-speaking editors out there so they could contribute to the french X-Files wiki. The founder hasn't done much since starting the wiki and I am alone working on it (starting from scratch, pretty much). Letting francophones know about it might help. Thank you!
I'll go ahead and post something about it. The twitter doesn't have a huge following yet but hopefully it will still get to a few people. If the twitter builds in numbers, I'll repost about the French wiki for the X-Files. Perhaps, there are some other non-English speakers out there who will start pages as well. I'd love to be mentioning about Japanese X-Files wikia or whatever.
I recently ordered the book The Complete X-Files that is filled with interesting quality pictures that could be used on this wiki, but I was wondering about copyright issues. Would I be allowed to scan some of these and mention "courtesy of Fox Pictures"?
Hi admin, can you send me your e-mail at orodromeus at eatthecorn dotcom please? There's something I'd like to discuss on the wiki, and I don't see how I can send directly a message though here apart from your wall... Thanks! (I'm not a bot! :) )
So far I'm the only full bureaucrat since Mulder is gone. I think I put in a request to promote Peazeract to bureaucrat from administrator but nothing has happened. I can't promote people to bureaucrat myself sadly. I became bureaucrat only because I told the wikia community bigwigs that Mulder had been inactive for more than a year or two.
I don't think they (wikia community bigwigs) believe there should be multiple bureaucrats, so its unlikely they'll listen to me about it, but we could try.
Is there something specific I could set up for you?
Bureaucrats have the option to promote new administrators and rollbacks. Since I have enabled the nominations for user rights feature, it would be easier for me to control the promotions. I would also be able to make this wiki more popular.
If you are still having troubles, I will ask Sarah from wikia staff, show her this thread, and she may be able to promote me.
I just found out that Chris Carter will be at my campus, University of Illinois, tomorrow to show the episode War of The Coprophages and The X-Files: Fight The Future. He will also have two Q&A session that I will surely attend.
I am really excited that he will be here and I am wondering what I should ask him.
I want to ask him about the status of the third X-Files Film but I think I know the answer to that already. But I don't know.
He was at my university to the episode War of The Coprophages and The X-Files: Fight The Future for University of Illinois' 30th annual Insect Fear Film Festival hosted by the university's Department of Entomology.
It was really exciting. Not only was he there but the writer for the episode, Darin Morgan, was there too.
There were two Q&A sessions and, of course, I went to both but I only asked him one question. I also got an autograph and a picture taken with him. It was a great night last Saturday.
I bet you're wondering what did I ask him. Well I was going to ask him about the content of a potential third film, but someone already asked him so instead I asked him if there was a character that was part of the Syndicate that originally had a name. He told me no. He claimed that he liked it better where characters were nameless.
For the content of the third film, he said he is trying to have it made. Chris also said that if a third film was to be made, Marita may return as well as William Scully III may also come back.
Let's just hope and pray that another film gets made.
Awesome. I sure hope we'll get to see what happened to little William. I don't think it is bad to have the film released after the planned December 22 2012 doomsday since storytelling is only possible once a story has unfolded and we have all the information to share it. Also, if Scully and Mulder should get a chance to meet their son again, it makes you wonder when an adopted child starts to seek his biological parents. A young child rarely does or even knows about his adoption, it often comes in the teenage years. Or they could meet in a supernatural way, or as a miracle? That would be more like the X-Files. What do you guys hope or imagine we'll see in that next chapter if it gets done?
Insect Fear Festival. Interesting they went with War of the Coprophages. You know since there a couple of other insect themed X-Files. The List has the dead man back as a cloud of flies. Folie a Deux has that big insect man. Lord of the Flies has those insect human hybrids. Brand X has the tobacco beetles. I suppose the one that really seems more likely is Darkness Falls. Where the green swarms nearly kill Mulder, Scully, and the park ranger.
I like Carter's response to the Syndicate question. Makes sense.
Third film bringing back William and Marita kind of suggests the direction. William was key for the resistance against the aliens and Marita was key to that too. It would probably be the last story they can do with the X-Files unless there are novels or comic books.
I recently passed through the Final Fantasy Wiki and their members posted a walkthrough of the game "Final Fantasy VI" on YouTube and the admins and some members of the wiki had a commentary while the bureaucrat of that wiki is playing the game.
Then I thought about maybe you, me, KLessard, DeeMoShow, and maybe others, could watch the Mythology episodes from the first season to the end, make a commentary while we are watching, and post it on YouTube or other video websites.
I already asked the admin on the Final Fantasy Wiki how they did it and it is quite interesting.
One of us records the full episode then post it privately on YouTube. Then, you, me, and others will open the video at the same time while in a chat room using skype, then while we are watching the episode at the same time, we speak. While we are speaking, I record the audio from our voices and when we are done, I fuse in together the recorded audio from our voices and the recorded episode together using a software, then we place the final product on YouTube or a certain site or here on this wiki.
Who would like to be part of the commentary: I guess we would have to ask the regular users here on this wiki and see who would like to do it.
We will be watching the full mytho episodes from season and if we like what we did, we could do it again for the next season and so on. We all will be talking about what we like about it, regular notes about the episode/show, and just talk and comment about the episode while we are watching it. Almost like all of our are watching an episode in person in one room and we are talking to each other while we are watching it.
I know it will require planning. So we should plan on it if we want to do it.
Sounds a bit complex to pull that off but not too difficult.
As ScatheMote said, it was easy to post their stuff since video game footage captures are not aggressively pursued on copyright grounds. Footage from television series or movies is more problematic. I see two possibilities:
1) We actually try and get permission.
This isn't impossible. The X-Files appears on netflix, hulu, and amazon video. The series is widely syndicated. Thus the chance to show it in our context is not as difficult as a series that is more tightly controlled.
2) We argue whatever we make is permissible under the Fair Use doctrine.
Many of my reviews on my youtube channel are of older movies and have footage from them. In every case I was slapped with a copyright violation and I was forced to argue for fair use since the reviews constituted commentary, criticism, teaching, and so forth. Almost all footage was muted and only my voice could be heard. Also the clips were out of sequence and pieces from movies that illustrated one point or another about the work. Therefore it was easy to argue that the use of movie footage was not a violation of copyright.
If we have full episodes with our commentary, it will be more difficult to argue fair use. Not impossible mind you but more difficult. It is commentary which is protected under fair use but whole episodes of the X-Files with all scenes in correct order and no omissions is more difficult to defend. The idea of fair use is that you have transformed the original work in a way that is not derivative but transformative. I'd hate for us to make a whole episode with our commentary and then be unable to post it on YouTube without being blocked. I think we have a pretty good case but we need to look into it a bit more. There must have been episodes of tv shows with commentary posted before now that either stayed on or were blocked.
Perhaps we can make a test of commentary with a smaller portion of the X-Files and only one person? Just to see if we could win the legal fight.
I do like the idea, its just I realize now that copyright will probably be the biggest thing we have to prepare for. Keep in mind, full movies without alteration are posted on youtube sometimes with no legal ramifications but sometimes the shortest clips can be banned if their copyright holders are strongly litigious.
For every season 1 episode page, there is a template that allows users to click on that small "square" icon and then all of the episodes from that season scrolls down and the users are able to click on whatever episode they want from that specific season.
Do you remember who made that template? I would like to know so I can use that users specifics to screate template infoboxes for all of the remaining seasons.
It was before my time. I started doing edits and sent messages to the admins. When the admins didn't respond, I checked, and learned none of them had been on in a year or more. So I asked the wikia people if I could adopt this page. They made me an admin so I could actually make changes to things only admins can touch.
So whoever made the template predated me by a lot. You think we could look somewhere in the admin dashboard about who made it? Or do we just have to look at the underlying code on the page and try to reproduce it?
FRAPS is a video capture program. Available free but the purchased version has more options as I recall. Cheap at like $30. Any video running on your computer it will record (I've even used it to capture YouTube videos despite their attempts to block such activity). I got it originally to capture game footage but its range of uses is wide.
It could easily be used to capture footage from X-Files DVDs OR any online X-Files episodes (Netflix, Amazon Video, and Hulu have X-Files available for streaming play) though there are other tools we could use as well. I'd prefer not to just imbed YouTube clips or anything as cheesy as that.