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Prodigy ep. 1st contact[]

Exactly why was Prodigy ep First contact page deleted. I can understand renaming it to correspond to what we thought was the name of the episode, but deleting seems over doing it. I thought at the time, i was following the requirements for the page. I apologize for that. I thought the page should be somewhat similar to memory alpha's page.CC-1990 (talk) 19:21, 13 January 2022 (UTC)

Besides the problem with the title there are always huge problems with the formatting of the articles you create and I'm getting tired of fixing them. The articles should NOT be similar to the Memory Alpha pages. they should be formatted as Memory Beta articles -- captainmike •••• 20:40, 13 January 2022 (UTC)

Removed background notes[]

If you're going to remove background notes, can you please post them on the article's talk page, so the information isn't just gone completely? That's how it's usually done on Memory Alpha and I think that's a good policy to adopt here.

Also, is there some policy that author's comments can't be used for background notes? --NetSpiker (talk) 10:07, 16 January 2022 (UTC)

We do have a policy that author's annotations and remarks, social media and convention speaking and the such, are not valid in universe material. In general that's ok to include in background notes, with citations.
This wiki has a new policy of no longer linking or directing web traffic to TrekBBS.
Long story short, if those authors wanted their annotations and commentaries to live on, they would have been cited to a verifiable source, such as their official websites, a magazine or news site - something we could cite. TrekBBS is none of those.
If you want to keep these notes, please copy them to your hard drive. -- captainmike •••• 14:09, 16 January 2022 (UTC)

Mavig and Mavig[]

I split the Mavig reference in The Way to Eden character list into Mavig (blonde) and Mavig (brunette) because both characters are identified with the name Mavig in different sources. As I explained in Forum:Character identity problems, having two Mavigs in the same episode is very unlikely, but the novelization and the autograph cards are both licensed sources, so I didn't feel comfortable accepting one and ignoring the other. But I'm not sure if this is the best solution to the problem. Since you participated in the Paul Bates discussion, I would like to have your opinion on the matter. --NetSpiker (talk) 08:30, 22 January 2022 (UTC)

I'm told the reference book Star Trek Costumes may have a picture of Mavig or at least her costume. Do you happen to own the book? --NetSpiker (talk) 23:37, 22 January 2022 (UTC)

I don't have that one. I don't think that putting hem both as the same name is the best solution but i can't think of anything better right now. on second thought, since i watched Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, where all the hippie girls have gotten high and adopted pseudonyms for themselves, maybe that's not the worst call. certainly a pain to disambiguate. -- captainmike •••• 23:48, 22 January 2022 (UTC)

Movie night edit[]

Hey, Mike I was just fixing the link in my last edit, I don't understand why you undid my edit.Typhuss999 (talk) 14:03, 22 January 2022 (UTC)

Hi Typhusss. Earth Starfleet and United Earth Starfleet are the same thing. Like literally, both links point to the same article. That wasn't "fixing" it and i'm not sure why you don't understand that.
Sometimes, when a sentence is too verbose and has a lot of words, it makes more sense to use the shorter link so it doesnt sound stupid. I considered using the long form but i thought about it and decided it had too many words and the sentence looked and sounded better using the shorter version of the link.
Now, when i take the time to consider when i want to use the link with less words, its because i went ahead and made a decision. I don't expect you to change the links for no reason. There's literally no reason to use the long for link in all cases. The redirect version is entirely functional.
In this case it seems you don't understand links so i'm not holding it against you, however i do wish that you'd learn to understand this. In some cases i'll want to type Federation President instead of typing out President of the United Federation of Planets. It reads better and makes more sense to use. People aren't going to say President of the United States of America every time they mention the President of the US. Sometimes they'll just say "US President". People aren't going to say "Starfleet of the United Earth Republics" every time they mention Archer's Starfleet. Sometimes they'll just say "Earth Starfleet". The redirect exists and works for a reason. Its not fixing anything to hack at the articles the way you do. -- captainmike •••• 15:14, 22 January 2022 (UTC)

I understand now, you never explained you reason in the past. I am sorry.Typhuss999 (talk) 15:20, 22 January 2022 (UTC)

I do appreciate the openness of your question and your willingness to learn the reason. -- captainmike •••• 15:47, 22 January 2022 (UTC)