Hello all! I hope February is treating you well.
I've been wanting to update our logo (or wordmark, if you want to be fancy) for quite a while. In the past we've had issues with people thinking this Wiki is about Hitchhiking in general... and the logo just saying 'Hitchhiker Wiki' didn't make it much clearer! (Though it was a cool sci-fi font.)
I've changed the logo to say 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Wiki' with an image of the thumb-in-planet logo next to it, just to make sure it's very clear what we are about. As the Wiki is now pretty active and, thanks to the hard work of our community, has a lot of updated and informational articles, I thought it was a good time to update our brand, so to speak.
I hope the logo is clear and acce…Read more >
Just wanted to let you know that I am planning to finally update the infoboxes to the new system.
In short, this will mean:
- Infoboxes will be more compatible with source code
- Infoboxes will be much easier to edit
- There will be more fields available to add
- It will be easier to use the infobox code and make changes
- Sections will be able to be added in the infoboxes
- The layout will be a lot neater and more modern
This will be a really positive change to our Wiki, the information will be staying the same, but the layout will be much improved and the new code is a lot shorter and easier to work with. We'll be able to just upload images into infoboxes instead of having to use the code for linking an image, and a lot of values will be pre-set ins…Read more >
I've recommended looking at archive.org before for Hitchhiker's resources, as they often have the tv episodes and some of the radio shows uploaded there. However, BBC Radio 4 have recently uploaded all of the radio series, Primary to Hexagonal phase! It's a really great resource when filling out info on this Wiki, but it's also great to have all of these episodes to listen to, and you can download them all for free, too!
Here's the link: https://archive.org/details/hhgttgall6
If you don't have the radio series on hand, or are missing some phases in your collection, then this is a great opportunity to save these. It's a free archive where everything is available to the public, so I thought I'd let you all know about this as it's v…Read more >
Hi all, I hope 2019 is treating you well so far.
I just wanted to issue a quick apology for the recent, lengthy discussion I had with a previous member of our community. I did not expect proceedings to take so long and was disappointed to find that the user was not ready to accept their unneccessary behaviour, or the warning issued to them, and they have now been blocked from the Wiki.
I know that I have not been the only person to have had difficulties with this user/their edits, and I hope that this can help us to move forward and continue our process of updating the Wiki without any time consuming disruptions. I have learnt a lot about how to handle guideline-breaking and warnings, so I hope that in the future these things can be sorted o…Read more >
It was a bit overwhelming when I first adopted this Wiki, I knew I was determined to help get it into a much more updated and coherent state by the end of the year, and we've done so well. I'd never used Wiki (or as it's now known, Fandom) before finding the Hitchhikers Wiki, and never been an admin on one before either, but I'm feeling so confident about our Wiki and our community lasting a lot longer than it has done previously. Even if people come and go, page information updates and changes, the website continues to grow and evolve... the Hitchhiker's Wiki will remain in at least a half decent state, which is a pretty good thing. :-P
It's coming close towards the end of 2018 so I just wanted to say thanks to everyone who's made even the…
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