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Ecophreek - september 3 at 18:30
I've updated solar system Orikot
Ecophreek - september 3 at 18:30
I've updated solar system Orikot
Scoutdude - july 9 at 7:03
I've updated planet Lofluer in system SAB364
Scoutdude - july 9 at 7:03
I've updated planet Lofluer in system SAB364
Scoutdude - july 9 at 6:19
I've updated solar system SAB36
Scoutdude - july 9 at 6:19
I've updated solar system SAB36
Scoutdude - july 9 at 6:19
I've updated planet Wodier in system SAB364
Scoutdude - july 9 at 6:19
I've updated planet Wodier in system SAB364
Scoutdude - july 9 at 6:09
I've updated planet Ereknoreder in system SAB364
Scoutdude - july 9 at 6:09
I've updated planet Ereknoreder in system SAB364
Scoutdude - july 9 at 6:06
I've updated planet Kezedkeede in system SAB364
Scoutdude - july 9 at 6:06
I've updated planet Kezedkeede in system SAB364
Aditya2075 - july 3 at 6:32
I've updated planet Sorguin in system Ekhia
Aditya2075 - july 3 at 6:32
I've updated planet Sorguin in system Ekhia
Ecophreek - july 1 at 17:41
I've updated solar system Harvest Home
Ecophreek - july 1 at 17:41
I've updated solar system Harvest Home
Neuraxis001 - april 30 at 22:51
I've updated planet DwKriohl.4 in system DwKriohl
Neuraxis001 - april 30 at 22:51
I've updated planet DwKriohl.4 in system DwKriohl
Neuraxis001 - april 30 at 22:36
I've updated planet DwKriohl.7 in system DwKriohl
Neuraxis001 - april 30 at 22:36
I've updated planet DwKriohl.7 in system DwKriohl
King1178 - april 24 at 20:33
I've updated planet Chakravan in system Auravos
King1178 - april 24 at 20:33
I've updated planet Chakravan in system Auravos
Aditya2075 - april 12 at 13:54
I've updated planet LEA982.4 in system LEA982
Aditya2075 - april 12 at 13:54
I've updated planet LEA982.4 in system LEA982
Aditya2075 - april 12 at 13:49
I've updated planet LEA982.11 in system LEA982
Aditya2075 - april 12 at 13:49
I've updated planet LEA982.11 in system LEA982
Aditya2075 - april 12 at 13:49
I've updated planet LEA982.10 in system LEA982
Aditya2075 - april 12 at 13:49
I've updated planet LEA982.10 in system LEA982
Aditya2075 - april 12 at 13:48
I've updated planet LEA982.9 in system LEA982
Aditya2075 - april 12 at 13:48
I've updated planet LEA982.9 in system LEA982
Stanjer - march 18 at 7:52
I've updated solar system xek star
Stanjer - march 18 at 7:52
I've updated solar system xek star
Wert - march 7 at 14:23
I've updated planet Rilos in system Tomb Star 1
Wert - march 7 at 14:23
I've updated planet Rilos in system Tomb Star 1
Wert - march 7 at 14:20
I've updated solar system Wert Thant
Wert - march 7 at 14:20
I've updated solar system Wert Thant
Wert - march 7 at 14:03
I've updated planet Dekunu in system Esperan
Wert - march 7 at 14:03
I've updated planet Dekunu in system Esperan

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Say Hello to our new Community Blog !!!

22. october 2007, by joskirps

Well here it is, our redesigned community page featuring the all new community blog. "Community" means that all members of this site can now post messages here, so YOU decide what our community page will be about and what it will look like.You can write about anything you want, as long as it's either related to stars, planets, moons, stories or anything else on this site, or to related subjects such as science fiction, movies, books, science, physics, astronomy, eclipses, space exploration, software, sites, or space related news for example. Write whatever you think could be interesting for our members and site visitors (but take care not violate any copyrights of course...).To post a message here, simply log into your account (or sign up if you're not a member yet) and take a closer look at your user account page, you'll find a new section entitled "Community Blog" where you can instantly post new messages that will instantly appear right here in this blog!I hope you like the new community page and this new feature, so have fun ;-)Jos
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September News

27. september 2007, by galaxiki

Wiki / Knowledge Base is now availableThe wiki / knowledge base is now available. It's basically a wiki that can be edited by all site members, and it shall contain any site related information as well as articles about science, science fiction, books, movies, series, authors and everything else that's Sci-Fi related.All texts are published under the GFDL (GNU Free Documentation License), the same Wikipedia uses. Our wiki is still all new and rather empty, so it's waiting for you to get some valuable input.Image uploading, display and and art galeryUploaded images are now displayed on the solar system and planetary pages, and you'll also find a "galery" tab on the community page to display all images at once.Some users had problems uploading their images during the past few weeks. Most problems should be fixed now, and the software now offers more details if and error occurs. Report problems in the forums if they persist.Allow the community to edit your solar systemsSome people own solar systems, but never find the time to edit them. Therefore it's now possible to allow the community to edit a solar system you personally own, simply click onto the "people" icon(s) on you account page to toggle between editing permission settings.Making gifts and donationsFrom now on it's not only possible to purchase your own solar system, you may also buy a star and offer it to the community, to another Galaxician or to anybody else.Using these features is quite simple: just buy the star and then click onto the "heart" icon on your account page to offer it to someone.Download an ownership certificateFinally it's also possible to download an ownership certificate if you purchased a star. Simply click onto the PDF icon on your account page and your certificate will be downloaded. The PDF document should be printable in both US Letter and European A4 formats.Physics engine updatesOne of the most often requested things is an improved physics engine. We're working on it, and several changes have already been made, such as updated moons and updated z-coordinates for example. Double star systems will also become available (see below), and we'll make some physical properties editable too (be patient, we're working on it...).Double star systems are on the way!One of the most often requested features are multiple star systems, and we're working on it !!!! I won't promise anything, but expect them to become available somewhere in October.User communication will become available soon...Another "most wanted feature" is an internal mailing feature that will allow to send private messages to other Galaxicians. We're working on this too, but I'm quite sure that this will only become available AFTER the multiple star stuff has been completed (maybe late October or somewhere in November).

New features, searching and image uploads

14. august 2007, by galaxiki

The galaxy browser now also focuses on interesting solar systems on the second zoom level, and stars owned by the community or site users are now highlighted so that it's becoming much easier to find interesting solar systems.Many users still didn't notice the new search feature which allows to find solar systems and site members - it has been finetuned within the last few days.Updated editor and working image uploadsMost star and planet editor features are working now, values compared to the Sun, the Earth and Jupiter have been finetuned and the wiki display pages have been updated to display some of the new information.It's now also possible to upload images, you may currently upload one JPEG image in 640 x 360 pixel format for each star and each planet. I found a really cool free tool that allows to create photorealistic images of planetary surfaces, maybe this could be helpful:http://www.planetside.co.uk/terragenThe neighbors tab now highlights stars owned by site members or the community, and the new zoom out feature allows to view a much larger area of the galaxy. This may be very useful when looking for interesting stars in your neighborhood, or when trying to find user or community stars close to your current position.From now on a new experimental mailing service is running, so you may get Galaxiki tips and tricks via e-mails from time to time, covering the most often asked questions about the site.You never get the time to read our mails or you think they're annoying? Well, here's the solution:If you don't want to get Galaxiki newsletters or tips and tricks any more, just log into your account, select your profile and disable the desired options. Tips and tricks e-mails can also be disabled by clicking onto the unsubscription link in the mail footer.

Free movies & books management software for all site members

30. july 2007, by

In August we'll release a new free service/software that will allow all site users to enter and manage their movies (DVDs, VHS tapes, ...) and books directly on www.galaxiki.org. It's a shared database, you will be able to search your movies and book collections, you will be able to rate and recommend movies and books to other site members and you'll be able to find Galaxicians with similar interests.Entering new movies and books will be amazingly fast as we're using Amazon's database to collect all information, and you'll be able to enter as many records as you like, it's completely free and it's to even limited to science or science fiction!A beta version of the service will become available within the next few days, and discussions (feedback, suggestions, bug reports) can be found in the forums (same procedure as usual, a dedicated topic has been created).

Some answers and some new features...

23. july 2007, by galaxiki

It's three weeks since the official launch of your site, we now have more than 500 registered users. I'll try to answer some of the most often asked questions right here, and hope this will help everyone a bit.First of all: you don't have to buy a solar system to participate on Galaxiki, there's a large number of community stars that can be edited by all registered users for free. New community stars become available every day, you can find them via your account page.If you'd like to get your OWN personal solar system, then you'll have to buy it. And YES, you can buy ANY solar system, star, pulsar or black hole that's still available, and YES, the price is always the same, no matter what kind of star you chose or how many planets or moons it has, and no matter if life is possible or not.Some people asked if it's allowed to create your own galactic empire. Well, this is YOUR galaxy, so YOU decide if you'd like to create an empire! The only thing we ask is to respect the Community Rules, which means that it's not allowed to declare an empire that rules the entire galaxy, but only a local area. This could be even be a few hundred solar system located close to each other, go ahead and use the "neighbors" feature to see what's possible.Offering a solar system to the community, to another user or to people that are not yet registered Galaxiki users is not possible yet, but this will be one of the next features that will become available.New features on galaxikiSome interesting new features have become available within the last few days, including a new login procedure, a new account setup wizard, a working profile manager, working talk/discussion pages and many bug fixes. Your community work is now being displayed correctly in the account section, and many more pieces of the site have been translated to german and french.

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