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Welcome! Edit

Congratulations on starting Alcatraz Wiki! It's a brand new project, so it needs a lot of love. Here are five tips to make your wiki great.
  • It's all yours right now -- enjoy it! Once your wiki takes off, lots of people will read what you write. Right now, nobody's looking over your shoulder yet, so feel free to try things out and make mistakes.
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  • Link your pages together! Links help you and your readers get from one page to another, so whenever you mention the subject of another page, use the "Add a Link" button to make a link to that page. You should also use the front page to link to all of the most important pages on your wiki. Describe what your wiki is about on the main page, and include links to help your readers find their way around.
  • Add pictures! A well-chosen picture can make a bland wiki page come to life. When you're writing a page, use the "Add a Picture" button to upload a picture from your computer onto the page.
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Have fun!

-- Sannse @fandom

Present Edit

I love that system-generated message that "Gaarmyvet has joined Wikia." Yeah, a while ago.<grin>--Jim in Georgia Contribs Talk 18:57, July 1, 2011 (UTC)

.== Two Wikis Become One ==

I hadn't been paying much attention to Alcatraz lately. (You would think that Fox would put something new on their page to keep interest up.) So I clicked on my bookmark for the other Alcatraz wiki that I had started on and that Wikia asked me to run and I ended up here. This may be a history making event: Wikia deleted a wiki! And that was after one of their design folks started reworking the main page.

I had kept working over there because I had agreed to to their bureaucrat, but here I am!

I hope this is better than Terra Nova...

--Jim in Georgia Contribs Talk 17:06, October 1, 2011 (UTC)

No accusations implied! <grin> If you need backup as an admin, I'm available. Everything else I'm doing is dormant. (I have a tendency to start wikis about books.) I truly hope this has six years of GOOD content in it. "They" promised us six years of FlashForward, too.--Jim in Georgia Contribs Talk 19:25, October 1, 2011 (UTC)

Thank you.--Jim in Georgia Contribs Talk 13:11, October 5, 2011 (UTC)

Alive Edit

Did you know that your definition of "Alive" in Template:Alive is different than in Template:CharStatus?--Jim in Georgia Contribs Talk 00:35, October 3, 2011 (UTC)

New Teaser Edit

New content, 0%; old content 100%. <sigh> At least we know they're awake.--Jim in Georgia Contribs Talk 13:44, November 18, 2011 (UTC)


Hello ObiDanKenobi5! I'm Bob, a member of the Wikia Content Team. We were wondering if you would like blog posts on the main page? If so, let us know, and we can set that up for you! Thanks! Soldierscuzzy 20:34, November 29, 2011 (UTC)


Hey ObiDanKenobi!

I'm Kate from Wikia; we talked briefly on your Person of Interest Wiki :) First and formost, you rock so hard on Alcatraz Wiki it's unbelievable! I'm so excited to the show too :) Secondly, because I want to promote Alcatraz Wiki for the premiere and wanted to host a live chat party during the episode, I was wondering how you felt about "chat" being turned on.

Live chats have worked really well for other wikis like Vampire Diaries, South Park, etc so it would be cool to give Alcatraz a boost as well.

Let me know if you have any questions!

Kate_03.png@fandom (talk)


Snow White and the Huntsman does look fantastic! Unfortunately, we can't take credit for the new design- MediaRiot did that one quite recently :)

If you'd like assistance from our team, you can leave a request here and I'm sure Joe would be happy to help you out. He's amazing and you can give him an idea of what kind of look you would like.

Hope this helps!

Kate_03.png@fandom (talk) 18:47, December 5, 2011 (UTC)

Oh yes, I see that you left one yesterday :) No worries, Joe is speedy and helpful :) We're hoping the same thing and want big things for Alcatrazpedia!

Kate_03.png@fandom (talk) 18:53, December 5, 2011 (UTC)

Joe says it fits the criteria and would be happy to help you out :)

Kate_03.png@fandom (talk) 19:01, December 5, 2011 (UTC)

Hey! I'll actually be helping out with the redesign. Let me know what you have in mind and we can work on it :)

Kate_03.png@fandom (talk) 21:59, December 6, 2011 (UTC)

Would you like to get on chat so we can communicate faster? :)

Kate_03.png@fandom (talk) 22:07, December 6, 2011 (UTC)

Hey I made a skin for the wiki with the official island but I'm not sure if the colors matches as well. I can show it to you later before I change it so let me know!

Kate_03.png@fandom (talk) 20:57, December 14, 2011 (UTC)

Hey, so I was wondering how you felt about waiting for some more pictures to come out. I've been fiddling with photoshopping the ALCATRAZ letter out and making the island fit the sides but it looks very vague when shrunk. I definitely want to update before the premiere but maybe we can wait to see if they release more images?

Let me know!

Kate_03.png@fandom (talk) 00:28, December 15, 2011 (UTC)

Cast/Character Photos Edit

Have you seen the new ones on Facebook/Alcatraz?--Jim in Georgia Contribs Talk 02:05, December 9, 2011 (UTC)

Hey there! Thanks for making changes to the page for The Alcatraz Podcast by I see that you redirected the page to "The Alcatraz Podcast." We certainly would be like to be known by that... but someone on iTunes/Twitter/online in general beat us to it. Hence, we're calling ourselves "The Alcatraz Podcast by," kind of like the cartoons "The Ghostbusters" and "The Real Ghostbusters."

Anyway, whatever you think is best!

AlcatrazPodcast 20:39, December 16, 2011 (UTC)

Comments vs. Talk Edit

I think comments at the bottom of a page look terrible. I recommend you turn them off and return to talk pages before the premiere.--Jim in Georgia Contribs Talk 02:13, December 30, 2011 (UTC)

It's in the Wiki Features of Admin on the bar at the bottom of each page. I just turned off comments. We now have talk pages.--Jim in Georgia Contribs Talk 01:31, December 31, 2011 (UTC)

Live ChatEdit

Hey again!

First of all, the mainpage looks fantastic! Secondly, thanks so much for working so hard on the wiki and building up a community before the show even airs!

I mentioned a while back about the possibility of a "live chat party" for the Alcatraz premiere. If you're interested, I'd be happy to help you set that up. Basically, I'd set up a blog inviting people, which would get promoted via Wikia so that more people hear about the wiki and come participate.

We want to help make Alcatraz Wiki successful so let me know what you think!

Kate_03.png@fandom (talk) 23:11, January 13, 2012 (UTC)

Awesome! I'll put up a blog now! Can't wait for the premiere :)

Kate_03.png@fandom (talk) 23:39, January 13, 2012 (UTC)

Yep, we can definitely change it. And spotlights too :)

Kate_03.png@fandom (talk) 01:17, January 14, 2012 (UTC)

I think you have the wrong actor who portrayed Jack's brother Alan Sylvane. I believe it is Richard Herd, the Karl Malden look a like. 06:50, January 17, 2012 (UTC)Rick

Who gets a page Edit

Cheers. We may want to come up with some policy on when a performer or role gets a page. Unless we develop a "cast of thousands" in the editor department like we had on LP, we'll end up with a bunch of stubs. I submit that stars and guest stars (and their characters) get pages and that co-stars (and roles) get them only if they're recurring. A good example of the latter is "Chet" (the guy who works for Doc); IMDb says he's in four episodes. (I don't know if that's really true, of course; IMDb has never been strong on tracking series.) We probably ought to figure this out before we get too deep into this.--Jim in Georgia Contribs Talk 21:29, January 17, 2012 (UTC)

Stars Edit

The stars department is getting a little flexible already. In 1x01, Robert Forster and Sam Neill were list under the "with" caption. Santiago Cabrera, who was listed as a star, had two lines and his character's full name wasn't even mentioned. If Rebecca and Jimmy are romantically involved, ya couldn't prove it by me. By the time we get to 1x02, Forster and Cabrera don't get listed at all, sounding more like guest stars than stars, and Neill IS listed as starring. (Over on Terra Nova, one of the stars appeared in the first episode only and disappeared.)--Jim in Georgia Contribs Talk 21:50, January 17, 2012 (UTC)

Bobby Edit

So who the heck is he? If I've got the image right for Bumper Robinson, he's a black guy. That pretty much lets him out as a 1960s guard or inmate. I first thought he was Rebecca's partner, but User:Mesmermann says that's Will Peters. If I was right, then who, btw, is Peters?--Jim in Georgia Contribs Talk 02:45, January 19, 2012 (UTC)

Attributions Edit

You can get rid of all the attributions at once by dropping the following into the css:

.WikiaArticle .picture-attribution {display:none;}

--Jim in Georgia Contribs Talk 03:35, January 23, 2012 (UTC)


Hey! All you have to do is take out "thumb" :)

Kate_03.png@fandom (talk) 18:45, January 23, 2012 (UTC)

Hi! I'm a host of Podcatraz. We set up a page here with our podcast episodes. How can we get added to the official "podcasts" section? Thanks!!


Hiya. Sorry about the image removals. Won't happen again!

I don't understand what you mean regarding the image template. Can you explain?

Thanks, Count Spoldig 16:38, January 26, 2012 (UTC)

UAQs (and Theories!) Edit

We have UAQs on Jack Sylvane. Since Wikia no longer does native tabs, I don't know how, if at all, you want to manage the "next(?)" step, theories, but here's an idea I was playing with on Grimm. Remove the "nowiki" tags to see what it looks like:

{| style="border: 1px solid #3366CC; color: inherit; width:300px; margin: 0 0 0.5em 0; padding: 0.2em; float: left; clear: left;" |-align=center style="background-color:#3366CC" |[[{{FULLPAGENAMEE}}|Page]] |[[{{FULLPAGENAMEE}}/Images|Images]] |[[{{FULLPAGENAMEE}}/Theory|Theory]] |} <noinclude>[[Category:Page Elements]]</noinclude>

The idea was to place the box so it preceded the TOC. You use more complicated bordering than I do, but the code works. The page you're on automatically converts to a bold face non-link. I put it into a template. The idea didn't go over all that well at Grimm; to date, there isn't that much theorizing over there.

--Jim in Georgia Contribs Talk 21:45, January 31, 2012 (UTC)


i'm not very good at this editing pages yet..and i dont want to screw up this wonderful work in progress.

but in monday nights episode "CAL SWEENEY" at the china place at the begining doc told some of his past to madsen..from listening to it i do think that some of that back story of doc should be attached to doc dossier

UAQ section

Hi, Dan,

Thanks for the wiki. Alcatraz has many attributes in common with Lost, many mysteries and layers of mysteries. Abrams assured the audience that he would see to it that Alcatraz would not leave so many unaddressed and poorly address loose ends as did Lost, and that he planned for closure of significant components of the narrative at the end of each season. So, there's definitely a need for a UAQ section in each ep page and a UAQ page on its own, on which to organize all the UAQs.

There should also be a goofs section, for there certainly will be inconsistencies, discontinuities and errors. (That was my first edit, but I had nowhere to put it but in the trivia section of Cal Sweeny.)

There was a Lost wiki that had all the features and details we could want for Alcatraz, and it would be worthwhile to look it over. If only I had the link anymore. Maybe I can find it. If I do, I'll post it here.

How to go about creating new sections and pages? Is it only a free-for-all now?


The Lost wiki is the Lost wiki I was thinking of. It looked better a few years ago, but, it's worth a look to see how the content was organized and to see the kinds of things interested people. Their "Mysteries" pages were very important, for example, and I suspect Alcatraz's UAQs to also be so.


i tryed to add a new character page but well i dont quite know what im totally doing will you please take a look at it and try and fix the scripting so that it lays out like the rest of the character dossiers thanks i'm sorry hope nobody gets upset with my attempt..ohh its character Young Ray Archer

Spanish wiki Edit

Hi, I'm Playsonic2, new bureucrat at the spanish Alcatrazpedia. I adopted it yesterday and just decided to drop and say hello :)

I have taken the same design/logo from the english one because I don't have much time these days to do it, however if you want me to change and not use the same I'm able to change it.

Also, I'm kinda obsessed with uploading all possible images of each episode and creating galleries, so if you need any picture just take it from there. Right now there's only the Pilot's gallery, I'll create the rest as soon as possible. That would be all :) ~Playsonic2 17:10, February 13, 2012 (UTC)

Thanks, if you want to use any of them here, be my guest. I'll tell you when I have more episodes (although it may take a while) :) By the way, could you please add the code [[es:]] to your mainpage? I tried myself but it's protected, the code goes in the bottom (just after the category). ~Playsonic2 13:06, February 14, 2012 (UTC)

Clarence MontgomeryEdit

Why is the article about the episode still locked?Mesmermann 19:04, February 28, 2012 (UTC)

Technology Page? Edit

Hey Obi. I'm new to this Wiki-editing thing; I'm wondering whether there's a page to discuss the technological savvy of the Azkaban inmates. I find it to be one of the more fascinating questions on the show, because they seem to come back without much confusion about modern technology, which seems impossible considering the vast technological changes between the time that they disappeared and the modern timeline. PrisonerOfAzkaband 08:48, February 29, 2012 (UTC)

"Mugshot" for Template:Infobox InmateEdit

Since FOX is now uploading mugshots of the resurfacing inmates, would it be possible to add a "mugshot" field for the infobox, as a second image, possibly at the bottom?

Season finale Edit

It seems that we have the name of the latest episode, according to IMDb (you probably want to add that to the navigation template). ~Playsonic2 21:30, March 7, 2012 (UTC)


I don't think Rebecca is permanently dead. Sonny Burnett died in 30 seconds, so can Rebecca.Mesmermann 15:53, March 27, 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for the welcome. I'm still getting familiarized with how to edit pages, but I'm coming along. I most recently edited "Edwin James Keys" page and created the new "Secret Control Room" page, though I'm not sure if it should be referred to as the "secret control room" or as something more effective. Let me know if there's anything I can do to help or anything you'd like me to write, research, or contribute. I'd like this Wiki to be as complete as Lostpedia some day!

Was not logged in when I left the above comment (see? still getting used to things!).

Survivalist27 18:20, March 27, 2012 (UTC)

Hey Obi if you see this come on live chat so I can ask you a few things.. thanks..

(Survivalist27 01:05, March 29, 2012 (UTC))

Admin Edit

Obi Dan,

We're suffering some pornographic vandalism. I could use some help policing it. Please make User:RaptorWiki an admin/rollbsack. Thanks,

--Jim in Georgia Contribs Talk 17:30, June 4, 2012 (UTC)

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