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August 20, 2010

WelcomeEdit

Hi, welcome to LifeMusic Wiki! Thanks for your edit to the File:DcTalk Ultimate.jpg page.

Please leave a message on my talk page if I can help with anything! -- Master Fredcerique (Talk) 15:50, August 20, 2010

Hey!! Edit

Hey man!! Good to see ya! I thought I'd greet you personally rather than just the automated welcome. I hope you can stay around and help when you're not on the Wook. Thanks and God bless! Master Fredcerique | (Talk) 16:55, August 20, 2010 (UTC)

  • Glad to be here. Music is a passion of mine and I've probably got around 1500 albums in my collection, mostly CCM, so I'm happy to help as much as I can. - JMAS Speak To Me 17:05, August 20, 2010 (UTC)
    • Oh my gosh!!!! That's a lot of albums. Haha. Hey are you good with skin and MediaWiki? Master Fredcerique | (Talk) 19:22, August 20, 2010 (UTC)
      • Sorry, I don't know a thing about it other than it's what the admins tweak to change the look of things and how things display, etc over at the Wook. - JMAS Speak To Me 19:26, August 20, 2010 (UTC)
        • Yeah. Out old admin who was in charge of that is no longer active. I can probably get someone at the Wook to help. They've already helped with some MediaWiki here. Master Fredcerique | (Talk) 19:30, August 20, 2010 (UTC)

IRC Edit

Hey. Feel free to join our IRC channel at #lifemusicwiki. Master Fredcerique | (Talk) 19:25, August 20, 2010 (UTC)

  • If I can figure out how to get it to work, I will. Any time I try to log in, I get some error and nothing works. :\ - JMAS Speak To Me 19:26, August 20, 2010 (UTC)
    • Haha I just figured it out today. It took forever. Xd1358 helped me figure it out. Master Fredcerique | (Talk) 19:30, August 20, 2010 (UTC)
      • Hello, JMAS. Nice to see you here. :-) -- 1358 (Talk) 20:10, August 20, 2010 (UTC)
        • Well, let's just have a Wook meeting why don't we. lol Master Fredcerique | (Talk) 20:50, August 20, 2010 (UTC)

Song clips Edit

Hey. I was wonderin', since you have so many albums, if you could upload 30 sec. previews for each song. It would help a lot. Oh, and it would be great if you could fix the background. And, would you like me to continue conversations on the page where they started, or not? Master Fredcerique | (Talk) 02:22, August 21, 2010 (UTC)

  • If it's a one shot answer like this, doing it this way is fine. But if it's going to be a running conversation, with several posts by each of us, then it's just easier to keep it on one page, IMO. :) Regarding the background image, the page is locked, so I couldn't test it out. I'm heading to bed now, but I'll look around and if I spot you posting around the Wook, or here, I'll snag your attention and ask you to temporarily unlock that file page. - JMAS Speak To Me 06:07, August 21, 2010 (UTC)
    • OK, the file should be unlocked. Master Fredcerique | (Talk) 12:09, August 21, 2010 (UTC)
      • To answer the first item, yes, I'd be happy to work on short song clips. As for the background image, I uploaded it and couldn't figure out why it wasn't displaying at all on the main page. Then it dawned on me that it only shows up for me if I'm logged out. Once I logged out and looked, it looks much cleaner and better all around. I'd say it's safe to delete the old revision and lock the image again. - JMAS Speak To Me 17:02, August 21, 2010 (UTC)
        • It looks a lot cleaner. Thanks man. Also, I like the idea of puting the clips on the album articles. Maybe we could come up with a template for track lists that would contains them. Also, the song infobox has a place for the clips at the bottom, so each song article gets the clip too. Keep up the good work. Master Fredcerique | (Talk) 21:25, August 21, 2010 (UTC)

Talk page link Edit

Oddly your userpage links to Xd's communtiy wiki talk page O.o Just to let you know. Master Fredcerique | (Talk) 22:02, August 21, 2010 (UTC)

  • Doh, it's because I copied the rough format from his and I must have missed changing that link. Thanks for the head's up. - JMAS Speak To Me 22:14, August 21, 2010 (UTC)

WikipediaEdit

Hey, we have a template for external linking Wikipedia at Template:Wikipedia sourcing. I noticed you didn't use it on What If His People Prayed. Just to letcha know. Master Fredcerique | (Talk) 04:21, August 22, 2010 (UTC)

  • Thanks for the head's up again. Got it fixed now. Man, it's been a while since I've been a newbie on a wiki. ;) - JMAS Speak To Me 04:38, August 22, 2010 (UTC)
    • Haha yeah. I feel the same way on the Wook. Even though I have over 1,300 edits, I'm still learning all the rules. lol c):D Master Fredcerique | (Talk) 13:15, August 22, 2010 (UTC)

UserboxEdit

Hey man. Would you mind categorizing your userpage by adding a userbox. We prefer to have all users categorized, preferably by country. Thanks and God bless! Master Fredcerique | (Talk) 02:34, August 25, 2010 (UTC)

  • Also, your custom "saved by the blood" userbox is pretty epic. :) I think it's OK for you to make an actual template and add it to the official userboxes if ya want. Master Fredcerique | (Talk) 04:15, August 25, 2010 (UTC)

RecentChangesEdit

Hey. Do you know how I can get the Automatically refresh button on the RecentChanges page? I would really like to have it. Master Fredcerique | (Talk) 15:38, August 27, 2010 (UTC)

  • Sorry for the delay in response. I've been at our church's men's retreat the last 4 days. Sadly, I don't know how to the auto-refresh box. I imagine it's something in the wiki-coding. Over at Wookieepedia, the admin Xwing328 may be able to help. He knows wiki-coding. If not, I'm sure he'd know who you can ask. - JMAS Speak To Me 15:05, August 31, 2010 (UTC)

Song clipsEdit

I noticed you are just using the chorus for song previews. This would explain why the clips don't come out 30 seconds long. Ummmmm....I haven't been doing it that way. We should probably decide on a uniform way to clip songs. I've just been taking a random 30 sec clip, but I'm open to opinions. Master Fredcerique | (Talk) 13:03, September 14, 2010 (UTC)

Let me explain my thinking on the matter. Whenever I'm considering purchasing a CD, I usually go somewhere to preview the songs, like Amazon, or christianbook.com, etc. All too often, I'm never able to get a decent preview enough to determine whether I'll like enough of the songs on the album to warrant buying it. Why? Because the clips they choose are terrible - they'll be half intro music only with no content, or horrible cuts in the middle of words, etc. More often than not, it is the chorus that will give the truest description of a song. True, some of the clips may be slightly longer than 30 sec (though I try and never let them exceed 40), however, they are still useless for ripping/copying purposes because I specifically add a fade-in and/or fade-out on the clips. Because of that, I believe they still constitute fair use. I've been to sites where they have preview clips that are as long as 60 sec on occassion. - JMAS Speak To Me 13:14, September 14, 2010 (UTC)
I see where you're coming from. I personally pick the most interesting part of the song to me. I do always try to get a good bit of the chorus in with it. I typically use the instrumental break that comes right before a repeat of the chorus that most songs have. I split it between the instrumental break and the chorus. See Gone (TobyMac) for an example. And I agree, they always pick the most generic, boring parts of the songs for previews. Maybe they do that so you'd buy the CD instead. idk but it's annoying. Master Fredcerique | (Talk) 13:56, September 14, 2010 (UTC)
I typically work the same way, picking the most interesting part of the song to me, or the part I like best, etc. A lot of how I'm thinking is, "do the words make sense in the clip?" I try not to start a clip in the middle of a sentence or thought or whatever, which is why the chorus works so well for me most often. Though I have to admit, "What If His People Prayed" was one song I really vacillated back and forth on between using the chorus or the verse that has the "stop asking Oprah what to do" part in it. ;) Also, more often than not, the chorus will have the words of the title incorporated into it somehow, which I think it crucial to a sound clip. - JMAS Speak To Me 20:03, September 14, 2010 (UTC)
Yeah. That's my favorite part of that song too. lol idk Should we take a community vote, or should this just be a personal preference thing? Master Fredcerique | (Talk) 23:20, September 14, 2010 (UTC)
Honestly, I'd say just leave it as a personal preference. Perhaps, if down the road many more users start uploading clips, and it becomes a problem, we could hold a vote for a policy, but I think it's not really necessary right now when there's just a couple of us uploading them. - JMAS Speak To Me 23:39, September 14, 2010 (UTC)
OK. We'll leave it as a preference for now. Master Fredcerique | (Talk) 12:33, September 15, 2010 (UTC)

VieMusique Wiki Edit

Hey man. I was wonderin' if you might wanna help me translate some of the French LifeMusic Wiki. It's all in English and it's all messed up and junky looking. This wiki is still my priority, but the other could use some help. And even if you don't know French, Google Translate will do for now. Master Fredcerique | (Talk) 14:20, September 16, 2010 (UTC)

  • If Google Translate is like any other online translators I've used, you don't want to use it. In my experience, they all translate word for word, not a proper translation. For instance, in English, the adjectives come before the noun, but in most other languages, they follow the noun. You type "The large dog ate the boy's homework." in the translator and it may translate all the words correctly to French, but the translators don't rearrange the words into the proper sentence structure for the non-English language. - JMAS Speak To Me 14:33, September 16, 2010 (UTC)
    • I know. I've caught it making mistakes. However, so far most of the adjectives have been correctly placed as far as I can tell. I'm taking French III in high school, so I know a lot of sentence structure and vocabulary (though I'm not fluent yet). But Google Translate is still better than English. IMO Master Fredcerique | (Talk) 16:55, September 16, 2010 (UTC)
      • Well, I can't say I'll commit much time to it. I'll try to lend a hand every now and again. - JMAS Speak To Me 16:58, September 16, 2010 (UTC)
        • It's fine. As I said, this site is still my priority. Once this site is well established (aka after we are eligible for a spotlight), I misht start editing more on the es and fr wikis. Thanks for considering. Master Fredcerique | (Talk) 17:23, September 16, 2010 (UTC)

Star Wars criticismEdit

OK, as a Christian and fan of Star Wars, I'm sure you've been asked the question, "Why do watch Star Wars? Isn't magic Satanic?" How do you combat this? I simply tell them that the Force is not magic and explain why. That doesn't seem to convince many people. What would you say? My dad just taught a lesson on Satan's influence in modern media in things like music (Slipknot and Hollywooed Undead especially), movies, books, and Satanic symbols. Now all the kids are asking me why he lets me watch Star Wars. My answers don't seem to be working. I would greatly appreciate some advice. Thank you. Master Fredcerique | (Talk) 12:50, September 20, 2010 (UTC)

I've never really come up against much criticism of my being Star Wars junkie. My view has always been there is nothing in Star Wars that detracts from, inhibits, or even remotely causes me to question my relationship with Christ. Magic is real, and yes, whether it be "white magic" or "black magic" we know it stems from the same source of evil. Star Wars is fiction, it has no basis whatsoever in reality. If someone has trouble distinguishing between reality and fantasy, then they have more problems than just whether to watch a certain movie or TV series. Matthew 5:29 says "If your right eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hell." (NKJ) If Star Wars causes you to sin, then you should absolutely not watch it. The same can be said for sports, or any hobby. Whether Star Wars, sports, computers, comics, cars, "Everything is permissible—but not everything is beneficial. Everything is permissible—but not everything is constructive." 1 Corinthians 10:23 (NIV). I also like how The Message paraphrases this (with verse 24) "Looking at it one way, you could say, 'Anything goes. Because of God's immense generosity and grace, we don't have to dissect and scrutinize every action to see if it will pass muster.' But the point is not to just get by. We want to live well, but our foremost efforts should be to help others live well." Likewise, the Amplified Bible states "All things are legitimate [permissible--and we are free to do anything we please], but not all things are helpful [expedient, profitable, and wholesome]. All things are legitimate, but not all things are constructive [to character] and edifying [to spiritual life]." If watching Star Wars causes your walk with Christ to falter or waver, then it is absolutely wrong to continue watching it until such time as that is no longer the case. That may be as long as you live, or it may be a short time. Every walk is different. No one should be judging you or your faith based on you being a fan of Star Wars. "For the LORD does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart." 1 Samuel 16:7 (NKJ) God knows your heart, and the Holy Spirit will bring conviction in your spirit of things that you need to trim from your life. - JMAS Speak To Me 13:39, September 20, 2010 (UTC)
By permissable, do you mean it's not a sin? I'm confused by that. I use KJV only, so I'll look up the KJV's translation. I'm used to the way it says things. Anyway, so what about things like Harry Potter. Harry Potter contains tons of magic, much of which is actually used in the real world in Satanic rituals. This is where I face a problem because everyone wonders why I believe Star Wars is good and Harry Potter is bad. I tell them that Star Wars does not have magic like Harry Potter. Jedi do not have supernatural powers, they simply have a higher number of Midi-Chlorians that allows them to communicate with the Force better. The power is not their's, it's the Force's. Much like the disciples who performed miracles. The characters in Harry Potter, however, perform magic that is used with their own powers. They do have supernatural abilities. Also, it teaches kids (which is the saga's main acudience) that witches and warlocks and wizards are good and that magic and witchcraft is acceptable. You may not agree with me on this, but that's what my predicament is. Master Fredcerique | (Talk) 17:07, September 20, 2010 (UTC)
The KJV phrases it as "All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not." Sin begins in the heart and mind and is culminated by action. It is not a sin (if you are of legal age) to drink a beer after work. But if you are a recovering alcoholic, where you know God has convicted you to stop drinking, then it is a sin to drink even one beer. I agree with your explanation about the differences between SW and HP. I do not however think it is right to make a blanket statement that watching a HP movie is a sin. I have watched a HP movie when at friends houses, and I felt no conviction of the Holy Spirit that I had to get up and leave or else I would be in sin. I have other friends who have prayed about it and felt led of the Spirit that it is wrong for them to watch it. I realize this is a slippery slope and there will always be controversy and differing opinions. Again, it boils down to the mind of the individual. I am almost 35 years old, and I know the difference between fantasy and fiction. I am able to watch a movie, regardless of subject matter (within reason of course), without it affecting my way of thinking at all, which probably comes from being older and having walked with the Lord for over 20 years. Someone younger, whose mind may be more impressionable, I would never let watch HP. Understand, I come from what you could call a Presbymatic background. I have a very strong grounding in the Word of God (Presbyterian) yet also believe in a charismatic walk with the Lord. I believe in being filled with the Holy Spirit. I believe there are fundamental tenets to a personal walk with Christ that are black and white, no room for gray. But beyond the fundamentals, everyone's walk with the Lord is personal, and they are truly walking in fellowship with the Holy Spirit, then He will guide them and let them know whether they need to turn away from something or not. The words of the Newsboys song "Spirit Thing" really ring true: It's an early warning sign. It keeps my life in line... It pushes when I quit. It smells a counterfeit. Sometimes it works a bit like a teleprompter... I do hope and pray I'm helping in some way, and being clear in what I'm saying. - JMAS Speak To Me 17:57, September 20, 2010 (UTC)
I think I understand. I do, however, believe that drinking at all is a sin because the Bible forbids it. Forgive me, I can't remember the exact verse. I do know that people say that alcohol is OK because wine is talked about positively in many places in the Bible. But the Greek word for wine can mean either unfermented or fermented. Scripture often talks about unfermented wine, which is not alcoholic. Also, wine at the time had such a low alcohol content that it wouldn't even be considered an alcoholic beverage today. But, there again, that's my conviction and belief in what the Scripture says. But anyway, back to the main topic. So what exactly should I say if they ask me these questions. I've asked my dad, but he simply likes the movies. He's not a junkie like you and I (and some of my friends) so his reasoning is not always satifying to me. And yes, you are helping a lot. Thanks. Master Fredcerique | (Talk) 18:25, September 20, 2010 (UTC)
I would challenge you to find a scripture that forbids alcohol. There are verses condemning overindulgence. Read John 2:1-11. Jesus himself turned water into wine at Cana. And you cannot cite the argument that it wasn't fermented. The only reason they would serve the inferior wine second was if people were too intoxicated to notice. OK, on to the matter at hand. I can't tell you what to say exactly. I don't know the people to whom you will be speaking. Firstly, I would be regular prayer that the Holy Spirit would give you the right words of wisdom when the situation comes. Then, I would share exactly what we've talked about today. Again, share that there is no magic in SW exactly as you explained it to me. It is not your job to change their minds. It is your job to impart whatever wisdom the Lord deems, and leave the changing of hearts and minds to Him. Cite that because Star Wars is a work of fiction, and has no basis in reality (unlike the magic which can be seen in HP), you have felt no conviction or leading of the Holy Spirit that you are to avoid SW. There is also the matter of submitting to parental and other leadership the Lord places in our lives. It wouldn't surprise me if some of the kids you are talking to are not so much interested in HP for the subject matter, but more because an authority figure has instructed them not to. The forbidden is enticing. But the Lord puts in positions of authority those who He knows we need to be there. We should heed that wisdom, in the case of non-parental authority, as long as it doesn't contradict His Word. And in the case of parental authority, again as long as it doesn't contradict God's Word, we are to obey our parents. If you are able to open their eyes to examine the real reason they wish to watch HP, it may make it easier to counsel them away from that course of action. - JMAS Speak To Me 19:14, September 20, 2010 (UTC)
Thank you for the advice. I'll try that. Also, for the Scriptures on drinking, see here. All the references in the "It's OK" section could very well refer to unfermented wine. They may not though. Still, today's alcoholic drinks are FAR stronger than those of Jesus' time. That's at least what I learned in my Bible college class (Faith Bible Institute). Master Fredcerique | (Talk) 20:56, September 20, 2010 (UTC)
OK, I've read the Proverbs 31:6-9 one, which still confuses me on what it means. idk any thoughts? Master Fredcerique | (Talk) 20:56, September 20, 2010 (UTC)
Would you like me to address each of those here. That could get a bit long. Or would email work better? ;) - JMAS Speak To Me 21:02, September 20, 2010 (UTC)
  • Strangely, my e-mail won't work. idk why. Here's fine. Master Fredcerique | (Talk) 21:14, September 20, 2010 (UTC)
  • Also, you might wanna check out WikiChristian. It's a non-denominational Christian wiki. Of course, if you're like me, you don't have much time to edit with the wiki's you've already got. Just thought I'd let you know. Anyway, back to what we were talking about. Master Fredcerique | (Talk) 21:21, September 20, 2010 (UTC)

Let me preface this by saying, I am not a drinker. I have maybe 1 mildly alcoholic drink every year or two on a special occasion.

  1. Proverbs 20:1 (NIV) says 'Wine is a mocker and beer a brawler. Whoever is led astray by them is not wise.'
    • Key words, "led astray by them." Having a beer or a glass of wine with dinner is not being led astray. This verse is referring to overindulgence.
  2. Numbers 6:3 He shall separate himself from wine and strong drink, and shall drink no vinegar of wine, or vinegar of strong drink, neither shall he drink any liquor of grapes, nor eat moist grapes, or dried.
    • This is a specific code of conduct for a specific group of people, the Nazarites.
  3. Proverbs 20:1 Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.
    • Again, I take the "deceived thereby" to mean overindulgence, becoming intoxicated. Though this one is less specific in that regard.
  4. Proverbs 23:20-21 Be not among winebibbers.... For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty.
    • This is absolutely true. The drunkard and gluttonous winebibbers will come to poverty as is evidenced by many alcoholics. But again, this is speaking becoming drunk and gluttonous with drinking and becoming an alcoholic, not against alcohol itself.
  5. Proverbs 23:29-30 Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes? They that tarry long at the wine; they that go to seek mixed wine.
    • Again, dealing with "tarry long at the wine" meaning a drunkard. And open to interpretation, I've heard it that to "seek mixed wine" refers to the present day equivalent of bar-hopping, or overindulgence.
  6. Proverbs 23:31-32 Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup, when it moveth itself aright. At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder.
    • Honestly, I have no idea on this one.
  7. Isaiah 5:11 Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning, that they may follow strong drink; that continue until night, till wine inflame them!
    • Again, talking about alcoholics and drunkards, not alcohol itself.
  8. Isaiah 5:22 Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink.
    • I interpret this to be in reference to those macho type guys who boast that they can hold their liquor and go about proving it until they are falling down stupid drunk.
  9. Isaiah 28:7 But they also have erred through wine, and through strong drink are out of the way; the priest and the prophet have erred through strong drink, they are swallowed up of wine, they are out of the way through strong drink; they err in vision, they stumble in judgment.
    • "Swallowed up of wine" again referring to alcoholism and being a glutton for drink.
  10. Daniel 1:8 But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king's meat, nor with the wine which he drank.
    • Shouldn't even be in here. Like the Nazarite verse from Numbers 6, this is a specific choice made by an individual. It was on God's direction, yes, but was still specific to Daniel.
  11. Habakkuk 2:15 Woe unto him that giveth his neighbour drink, that puttest thy bottle to him, and makest him drunken.
    • Again, deals with becoming drunk, not the alcohol.
  12. Luke 1:15 For he [John the Baptist] shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink.
    • Like Daniel, this is specific to one individual.
  13. Romans 13:13 Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness.
    • Dealing with drunkenness.
  14. Romans 14:21 It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor any thing whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak.
    • This isn't saying to not drink period. This is referring to making a brother stumble or offending someone by it. Our church works heavily with a Christian drug and alcohol rehab facility for men. I have become good friends with many of the men as they've gone through and graduated the program. My wife and I have had some of them over to our house for a meal on occasion. This verse is referring to a situation where we'd invite a couple guys who are currently in the program for alcoholism for a meal and fellowship and then proceed to drink some wine with our meal. That would be callous, rude, and likely be a stumbling block to those guys. Or if we had some friends over who don't care for alcohol and have made a personal choice to never partake of any drink. It would be wrong to insult them by offering, or having a beer with my dinner.
  15. Galatians 5:21 Drunkenness ... and such like ... they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
    • Once more, dealing with being drunk, not drinking itself.
  16. Eph.5:18 "And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess."
    • See last answer

Know that I am in no way trying to belittle your choices or beliefs on the subject. It is your personal choice and I respect you for it. I only hope to clarify what I believe are misinterpretations of scripture. And thanks for the link. I'll check it out. - JMAS Speak To Me 22:06, September 20, 2010 (UTC)

    • Wow. thanks. And don't worry. We're all God's children and we will have all have disagreements that will only be solved when we get to Heaven. I don't feel belittled at all. Seeking the other side's POV is the best way to understand your own. And no prob for the link. Kathleen works there occassionally too, so don't be surprised to see her there. It's not very active, but still. Master Fredcerique | (Talk) 22:20, September 20, 2010 (UTC)
      • Oh, and I agree with all those interpretations. Proverbs 23:31-32 is the only one that stands out to me, but I'd have to study it to find out what it really means. Master Fredcerique | (Talk) 22:23, September 20, 2010 (UTC)

Genre imagesEdit

Hey. You don't by any chance have a program that will allow you to make better looking genre tag images, do you? The ones I uploaded are awful. I just used those to get it working. Master Fredcerique Begun the Clone Wars has † 12:39, September 22, 2010 (UTC)

Can you point me to where the pictures are, so I can see them. Then I'll see what I can do with Photoshop. Also, do you know what happened in the last 8 hours that changed how the wiki looks. The wiki only displays with the monaco skin now, even though I have monobook selected in my preferences. And that happened sometime within the last 8 hours. - JMAS Speak To Me 12:53, September 22, 2010 (UTC)
I saw the post over at Wook. It's a wikia bug. - JMAS Speak To Me 13:01, September 22, 2010 (UTC)
The images are at {{Genres}}. Also, the whole skin thing was a bug? :( OK. Maybe they fixed it. Master Fredcerique Begun the Clone Wars has † 16:41, September 22, 2010 (UTC)
Sadly, no, it still not working for me. It's really annoying so I hope they get it resolved soon. - JMAS Speak To Me 16:43, September 22, 2010 (UTC)
It's fixed now. Master Fredcerique Begun the Clone Wars has † 21:34, September 22, 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for the head's up. I saw it was back to normal several hours ago, shortly after Wookieepedia was fixed. - JMAS Speak To Me 02:04, September 23, 2010 (UTC)

MoveEdit

Move sounds like it's gonna be a good album. I might look into getting it. Master Fredcerique Begun the Clone Wars has † 18:52, September 23, 2010 (UTC)

Yep. Third Day is a group that it's pretty much a given that I'm gonna buy any new album (exluding live albums, not typically a fan of those). I've had it on pre-order for a few weeks, but it was really nice to get to listen to it ahead of time. - JMAS Speak To Me 19:04, September 23, 2010 (UTC)

MovingEdit

Please join the community-wide discussion here. We are disuccing on whether or not to move to ShoutWiki due to the upcoming enforcement of the Oasis skin. Thanks and God bless! Master Fredcerique Begun the Clone Wars has † 18:24, October 6, 2010 (UTC)

Miley CyrusEdit

Please see the Miley Cyrus talk page for a discussion on whether or not to support her. MasterFred (Whatever) † 16:14, October 11, 2010 (UTC)

Facebook Edit

Do you have a Facebook? If so LMW has one, and so to I. Just wondering. MasterFred (Whatever) † 11:23, October 12, 2010 (UTC)

  • Liked and request sent. I'm the guy with the camera in front of his face. ;) ~ JMAS Speak To Me 12:06, October 12, 2010 (UTC)
    • Dude awesome!!! I'll accept when I get home from school. Facebook is obviously blocked here. :P MasterFred (Whatever) † 12:58, October 12, 2010 (UTC)

ForumsEdit

Hey! Do you know much about forums? As you can see on the RC page, I'm trying to get them started, and it's really complicated. Thanks. MasterFred (Whatever) † 17:33, October 12, 2010 (UTC)

  • I'm sorry, but I really don't. I'd suggest asking one of the admins over the Wook who's been helpful with some of the other coding over here to see if they can offer assistance. - ~ JMAS Speak To Me 17:41, October 12, 2010 (UTC)

Logo croppingEdit

Hey. I was wondering if you could fix the logo for this wiki and LifeMovies Wiki. As you can see, they have a very edgy background around the note,film/cross. Also, how are those genre tags coming along? :P MasterFred (Whatever) † 17:27, October 14, 2010 (UTC) Here you go. To balance the images the shadow had to be removed or at least reduced. - ~ JMAS Speak To Me 17:51, October 14, 2010 (UTC)

    • Sorry. I was talking about the inside of the bubble. The choppy white like someone took an eraser to it on Paint. MasterFred (Whatever) † 18:29, October 14, 2010 (UTC)
      • My mistake. Talk about selective reading. LOL. OK, with that knowledge, I'll see what I can do once I get home. - ~ JMAS Speak To Me 18:31, October 14, 2010 (UTC)
        • Also, while your at it, could you change the name on the CMRW logo to say CMRW instead of LifeMovies Wiki? Take your time. no hurry. MasterFred (Whatever) † 18:34, October 14, 2010 (UTC)

OK, Master Fred and Darth Stabro, what do you think of these now? ~ JMAS Speak To Me 01:01, October 16, 2010 (UTC)

logos Edit

What's wrong with them? Don't quite understand. ~Darth Stabro 15:24, October 15, 2010 (UTC)

  • nvm. got the images here : [1], [2], [3]. ~Darth Stabro 15:49, October 15, 2010 (UTC)
    • Master Fred feels the icons behind the cross are a bit choppy on the edge, and I can see that somewhat. It would also be nice if I can possible make them a little larger in size, so that if they are ever stretched for larger screen's they won't look bad. Please understand, I think your design is great and I like them very much. Please don't think I'm knocking it, because I'm not at all. ~ JMAS Speak To Me 21:54, October 15, 2010 (UTC)

Re;File:Wiki.png Edit

I downloaded the file to my computer-where I removed the size part of the name-then uploaded it to the Theme Designer which is found in the bottom right hand corner in the new Wikia skin under My Tools, it automatically shrunk it to that size. See also below, pasted from Master Fredcerique's User talk page.--Kathleen.wright5 11:24, October 16, 2010 (UTC)

I've found a way to customise this wiki Edit

I've been able to customise this wiki in its new style by using the Wikia Theme Designer which is under My Tools on the lower right hand side. Under Customise - Background - Graphic section I downloaded the present file used for the theme to my computer then uploaded it to Wikia Theme designer and ticked tile background. In your preferences if you change to New Wikia Theme you can see what I've done. I've changed my mind about Christianity Knowledge Base I found that I can edit the interface so that it shows Category:Salvation Army. Kathleen.wright5 09:23, October 8, 2010 (UTC)

bg imageEdit

We need an image to set as our background in Monobook. Any ideas? MasterFred (Whatever) † 18:35, November 4, 2010 (UTC)

  • Would this be only for logged out users? Because I personally like the clean look of having no distracting background when I'm logged in. Let me think on it a little bit. - JMAS Speak To Me 18:41, November 4, 2010 (UTC)
    • Well, I was planning on it being for everybody. I didn't think logged out users could use MonoBook as of yesterday. Most of your better wikis (like the Wook) have something, even if it's not that exciting. MasterFred (Whatever) † 18:53, November 4, 2010 (UTC)
      • Oh, I see. So you're meaning around the edges and top, but not one that would display behind the white backdrop of the actual article. Okay then. Let me consider that a little. - JMAS Speak To Me 19:01, November 4, 2010 (UTC)
        • Correct. I was thinking maybe the Jerusalem skyline (kinda like the Coruscant skyline on the Wook). Maybe make a callage of different pictures fading into each other. idk. White is just too boring. MasterFred (Whatever) † 13:56, November 5, 2010 (UTC)
          • Come up with anything yet? I'm still stumped. MasterFred (Whatever) † 03:45, November 10, 2010 (UTC)
            • I had a couple ideas rolling around in my head, but then had a rough day, and they promptly got pushed to the back of my mind. It'll be better for me after the end of the week, when I'm back home and not housesitting for my brother-in-law. - JMAS Speak To Me 03:53, November 10, 2010 (UTC)
              • Alrighty. Well, ttyl then. I'll keep thinking. Maybe I can make something. idk MasterFred (Whatever) † 03:56, November 10, 2010 (UTC)

TSOEdit

Have you ever heard of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra? MasterFred (Whatever) † 03:29, November 13, 2010 (UTC)

  • Oh, yes, of course. - JMAS Speak To Me 06:39, November 13, 2010 (UTC)
    • Are you a fan? MasterFred (Whatever) † 12:16, November 13, 2010 (UTC)
      • I don't know if I could honestly call myself a fan. I've heard of them, yes, they are a well known orchestra. I think what I know them from is some Christmas music we had when growing up. - JMAS Speak To Me 16:08, November 13, 2010 (UTC)
        • Ah, I see. Well, I was just wonderin', as you're a big music enthusiast. I'm a huge fan. They're one of my favorite artists. MasterFred (Whatever) † 13:50, November 15, 2010 (UTC)

FA GA logos Edit

你好。 I was hoping you may be able to make a genre tag for GAs and FAs. I'm gonna set that stuff up here soon. Don't worry about it today. Eat your heart out! Or rather your stomach. :P btw 你好 is "hello" in Chinese. lol MasterFred (Whatever) † 16:55, November 25, 2010 (UTC)

  • Dea-lá a thabhairt duit. (I'll let you figure out the translation, though Google translator is the best ;)) I'll see what I can come up with. I was also thinking of making year icons to match the genre icons, etc, for the 1999, 2009, etc year articles. The current look on those articles is a little blah. - JMAS Speak To Me 03:09, November 26, 2010 (UTC)
    • It says it's Portuguese, but it only translates two words. :( What exactly do mean about the year icons? MasterFred (Whatever) † 16:05, November 26, 2010 (UTC)
      • Stupid translator. It's Irish gaelic. "Good day to you." If you look on the year pages, it just has the year typed in huge font, with varying colors. I was going to the rectangular icons like I used for the genre icons, and put 1999, 2000, 2001, etc on those rectangular icons, and then place those on the year articles. Would give the site a little more uniform look. - JMAS Speak To Me 05:31, November 27, 2010 (UTC)
        • Hmm...Irish. I would've never guessed. :D I gotcha. Sounds good. I like uniformity. And how does a picture of a concert (I was thinking the tobyMac/Skillet Awake Tonight Tour concerts) sound for the background image? MasterFred (Whatever) † 05:54, November 27, 2010 (UTC)
          • That would work. But would you like me to take the image (you can email it, or upload it so I can get it) and fade it/change the opacity a little, so it's not too bold on the background? Kind of Wookieepedia. Their background is faded a little. - JMAS Speak To Me 16:30, November 27, 2010 (UTC)
            • I'll have to get it from a friend. I'll email it to you from my mom's email as mine doesn't work. MasterFred (Whatever) † 13:36, November 29, 2010 (UTC)

IRCEdit

Just wanted to invite you to join the LifeMusic Wiki IRC channel at #lifemusicwiki. Hope to see you there! MasterFred (Whatever) † 17:43, December 1, 2010 (UTC)

  • You told me last time that you couldn't get IRC to work. Some people on the #wookieepdia channel told me you occasionally get on late at night. I assume you figured it out. See LifeMusic Wiki:IRC for more details. MasterFred (Whatever) † 19:19, December 2, 2010 (UTC)

Image cropsEdit

I have some images that need a clear background. They are going to be used on the main page. You can find them at the bottom of my userpage. No hurries. Thanks. MasterFred (Whatever) † 03:48, December 10, 2010 (UTC)

  • Can you specify which ones exactly you'd like me to work on? - JMAS Speak To Me 04:25, December 10, 2010 (UTC)
    • File:Friends.jpg, File:Voting.jpg, and File:Newspaper.gif MasterFred (Whatever) † 13:32, December 10, 2010 (UTC)
      • Thanks! What does the Main Page look like so far to you? MasterFred (Whatever) † 19:45, December 10, 2010 (UTC)
        • Looks good to me. Though, I think the UOTM icon needs to change. I created the lightsaber flare icon for Wookieepedia's WOTM, and really think it should remain there only. I'll come up with another one for here. - JMAS Speak To Me 20:23, December 10, 2010 (UTC)
          • Yeah, it was just a placeholder to get the nasty redlink out. btw, it looks good. What program do you crop images and stuff with? MasterFred (Whatever) † 21:57, December 10, 2010 (UTC)
            • Depends. If it's just simple cropping for a JPG image, I use JPEGcrop. For everything else, or a more precise crop, I use Photoshop CS4. - JMAS Speak To Me 00:36, December 11, 2010 (UTC)

New Projects Edit

Hello, JMAS. Just wanted to let you know that we have recently started some new projects. These include LMW:FA, LMW:GA, LMW:VOTD, and LMW:UOTM. There is also more discussion on the possible more to ShoutWiki at Forum:CH:Move to ShoutWiki. I hope you find it useful to participate in these projects and discussions. Thanks for you time and God bless. MasterFred (Whatever) † 19:17, December 14, 2010 (UTC)

  • P.S. You are a nominee for user of the month. :) MasterFred (Whatever) † 19:17, December 14, 2010 (UTC)
    • Also, I was hoping you might be able to help me with the new category tree. I'm separating the album, song, and artist categories into subcategories. You can see the layout in the nav template on the main page. If you could help, I would much appreciate it. MasterFred (Whatever) † 19:54, December 16, 2010 (UTC)

GA/FA logosEdit

Happy 2011 and a late Merry Christmas! So, how are the logos for GAs and FAs coming along? MasterFred (Whatever) † 13:46, January 4, 2011 (UTC)

Bg imageEdit

Sorry about the wait for the background image. I'll get that to you soon enough, hopefully. :P MasterFred (Whatever) † 16:12, January 12, 2011 (UTC)

tagsEdit

Hey there! I just realized we don't have a genre tag for metal. If ya have time, could you make one up? MasterFred (Whatever) † 19:55, February 11, 2011 (UTC)

FaviconEdit

Bonjour, mon ami. I was hoping you could help me with the wiki's favicon. I uploaded a picture of a red cross, but when I uploaded it, it just became a light red box (as you can tell). Why is this? MasterFred (Whatever) † 13:43, February 24, 2011 (UTC)

  • I guess you missed this message? :P MasterFred (Whatever) † 19:53, March 2, 2011 (UTC)
    • Sorry, yeah I did. I'll be honest with you, my knowledge of favicons is precisely zip. LOL Sorry. - JMAS Speak To Me 21:40, March 2, 2011 (UTC)
      • All it needs to be is a 16x16 ico image. MasterFred (Whatever) † 13:42, March 3, 2011 (UTC)
        • And which image file did you convert to .ico? - JMAS Speak To Me 13:43, March 3, 2011 (UTC)
          • File:Favicon.ico MasterFred (Whatever) † 19:10, March 3, 2011 (UTC)
            • Sorry, I mean did you take the existing LifeMusic logo and shrink it down and convert it to .ico? Or was it an existing red cross icon you found somewhere you attempted to use? - JMAS Speak To Me 20:26, March 3, 2011 (UTC)
              • I used a program (GIMP, I believe) to make a red cross and save it as an ico. I don't see why it's not the same when I upload it. When I upload it it turns into a light red square. MasterFred (Whatever) † 21:56, March 3, 2011 (UTC)
                • My guess would be GIMP uses some kind of encoding that the wiki software can't decode, or something like that. Let me think on this. Gonna see if PS or any other imaging programs I have allow me to save as an ico. - JMAS Speak To Me 22:56, March 3, 2011 (UTC)
                  • I believe Wikia actually suggests GIMP. :P MasterFred (Whatever) † 18:37, March 4, 2011 (UTC)

Songs by albumsEdit

I wanted to get your opinion on the necessity of Category:Songs by album, which doesn't exist yet, I know. But the categories that would be moved here, like Category:Songs on Portable Sounds, would. I don't see these as necessary, and if you agree, I'll start deleting them. MasterFred (Whatever) † 18:37, March 4, 2011 (UTC)

bg imageEdit

Hello, JMAS. I finally uploaded an image I think would work well for the wiki's background. Here it is. If you could get that up, I would much appreciate it. And thanks for the recent updates on the two albums. :) MasterFred (Whatever) † 17:34, April 14, 2011 (UTC)

Edit

I know you're real busy, but if you get time, do you think you could make the edge of the logo less rough. I edited it to get rid of the shadow and text due to the skin change, and I couldn't find a way to get it to look right on PS. I'm still not very experienced with it. If you could do that, I'd much appreciate it. :) MasterFred (Whatever) † 02:43, April 28, 2011 (UTC)

  • You got it. - JMAS Speak To Me 02:54, April 28, 2011 (UTC)

Suitcases ogv file not working Edit

I thought you should know that the ogv file is not working on the above. I'm using Firefox 5. --Kathleen.wright5 13:21, July 18, 2011 (UTC)

  • Yeah, I'm using the latest version of Firefox as well. I also tried it in IE, and no luck there either. I was going to be tagging the file for deletion here before long. So, as you're aware of it, if you want to just delete the file, I'll remove it from the page. Thanks. - JMAS Speak To Me 22:35, July 18, 2011 (UTC)

Big projectEdit

Do you think you could help me move all the disambigs to the Disambiguation namespace? I would really appreciate it. I'll start working on it ASAP. Thanks in advance. :) MasterFred (Jesus loves you!) 16:30, July 19, 2011 (UTC)

  • I'll get on it. - JMAS Speak To Me 21:23, July 19, 2011 (UTC)
    • *sigh* This is going to get aggravating having to wait 5 minutes after every 3 page moves. - JMAS Speak To Me 21:28, July 19, 2011 (UTC)

CH forumEdit

I've started a forum on our new video policy. Join the discussion! MasterFred (Jesus loves you!) 22:43, August 24, 2011 (UTC)

Re:Bulk reversionsEdit

Thanks for letting me know. I kinda stopped paying attention to the wiki for a while since no one was editing. I'll try and keep an eye out for it, and maybe try and attract some permanent users to help keep the site growing. MasterFred (Jesus loves you!) 19:23, November 7, 2012 (UTC)

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