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I've noticed that the DS9 episode pages have lost the format I've championed for years of including full information on the who plays thech character Could we come to a consensus on what happens when articles like Fritz Sperberg are unlinked and become orphaned articles? I don't see the problem of having the actors name included and I am a bit unhappy at my work and others being erased. - DS9 Forever (talk) 19:01, February 6, 2018 (UTC)

;Main characters
*Benjamin Sisko (Avery Brooks)
*Kira Nerys (Nana Visitor)
*Jadzia Dax (Terry Farrell)
*Odo (Rene Auberjonois)
*Miles O'Brien (Colm Meaney)
*Julian Bashir (Alexander Siddig)
*Worf (Michael Dorn)
*Quark (Armin Shimerman)
Imho, Memory Beta should cover the same information that M-Alpha does - plus licenced material. Thus, if they have articles on actors and link them in the episodes, we should too. Kind regards, -- Markonian 19:11, February 6, 2018 (UTC)
Agreed, MB should allow realworld info not just for topics relating solely to licensed publications (like it does with authors), but official works as well. I believe the character reference format that DS9 Forever mentions was abandoned because it can ONLY apply to episodes and movies (and, maybe, in a VERY limited way, to audio sources) and was replaced on episode and movie pages with the format used on novel and comic pages as a way to introduce some consistency. (If, however, that was not the case, then please feel free to correct me. This was likely done at a time when I was not as involved in this wiki as I am currently, and I don't know of any prior discussion concerning this topic, or any vote that was held. If there is one, please link me to it.) That, I believe, was a step in the wrong direction. Official material is NOT (in my opinion) on the same level as licensed material. Furthermore, it orphans already existing pages and serves to discourage the creation of new ones, even though the topics (that is, information on the casts & crews) seem (to me, at least) worth including in this wiki. - Bell'Orso (talk) 22:34, February 6, 2018 (UTC)
Keen to get Captain Mike's opinion on this as well before we start reverting edits. - DS9 Forever (talk) 19:20, February 7, 2018 (UTC)