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Greetings!Edit

Hi Captainmike, how are you? This is Chen from Fandom. As you may have noticed with the new change of our Community Org, our team will be highly focused on building a closer relationships with our communities, admins and users than before. As one of the Community Managers, I will be together with one of our Wiki Managers to fully support this wiki, help you and other admins solve any issues/concerns on this wiki, partnership with you guys for any exciting relevant projects, and make this wiki more attractive and successful.

Long in short - we are here to fully support any needs you may have to make this community keep growing successfully. If you and other admins need any help, feel free to directly contact us any time. We will be always in touch! Any questions? :)

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Chen @fandom

Hi, thanks for the introduction. As a community, we're looking for new blood from the new fans being gained by all the new Star Trek publishing projects while maintaining a healthy respect for the original works from 50 years ago. We've been on cruise control a lot lately but if i can think of anything pertinent I'll drop you a line - captainmike Wiki-wordmark 01:02, June 21, 2019 (UTC)

Wiki Manager IntroductionEdit

Hi! My name is SilverFlight, and I'm the Fandom Wiki Manager for the Memory Beta. I am here to help the community and be a liaison to full-time Fandom staff. If you ever have a question or issue relating to the wiki, editing, etc., please contact me on my talk page.

In addition, I'm happy to inform you that Fandom is upgrading its MediaWiki platform to accommodate MediaWiki extensions. You can read more about here on the blog post.

If you have any questions, let me know how I can help.

The Silver wings of Night (talk) 03:23, June 21, 2019 (UTC)


As I mentioned in the last introduction, as a community, we're looking for new blood from the new fans being gained by all the new Star Trek publishing projects while maintaining a healthy respect for the original works from 50 years ago. We've been on cruise control a lot lately but if i can think of anything pertinent I'll drop you a line..
In terms of the upgrade, not sure what to say - I use a lot of editing habits based on the very beginning of the Wikipedia era so i just hope backwards compatibility can be maintained. I've lost a lot of momentum since that last BS of an upgrade we got, and I can't help but notice Wikipedia itself maintains its old austere format and edit simplicity without the bells and whistles fandom has seen fit to add here - captainmike Wiki-wordmark 12:51, June 22, 2019 (UTC)

Hi Captainmike,

On the main page I was curious that, since Discovery technically comes before The Original Series and after Early Voyages, should it show up there on the Series box on the right-hand side of the main page, rather than after The Animated Series? Navypiper (talk) 13:22, July 4, 2019 (UTC)


They aren't in a strict chronological order. captainmike Wiki-wordmark 12:34, July 4, 2019 (UTC)

Fandom DiscordEdit

Hello!

I'm writing to let you know that Fandom now has an official Discord server for all Fandom and Gamepedia editors. If you want to learn more about it, details can be found here on community blog. Let me know if you have any questions!

The Silver wings of Night (talk) 02:37, July 11, 2019 (UTC)

Hi I need a little help of the Dassik species that I put there from the novel called 'The Face of the Unknown' and I was hoping if anyone can finished it as well as the Cheronians species from the novel called 'No Time Like the Past' ok

Put something a little about the Tessegri, some help please I don't got the TOS book called "The Face of the Unknown", it would you or anyone can do it along with the other First Federation races.

Re: Image Uploads Edit

Added the issue source for all the covers I uploaded so far. And fixed the categories as well. Sorry for the inconvenience! ^^Hakka84 (talk) 19:48, July 29, 2019 (UTC)

Rename photo Edit

Hoping I'm asking the right mod. I uploaded a photo before renaming it. Is there any chance that this cover picture could be renamed to a more proper Stranger_Worlds_1_RE_Nerdblock ? I be quick to fix any broken links, in case! Thank you in advance.Hakka84 (talk) 03:38, July 30, 2019 (UTC)

Did you get my last message of the color for the First Federation because I think it would cool if it needs a color if the First Federation is a minor state of the Alpha Quadrant. The number for the color is 'ffba66'. And the color for the Talarian Republic is b8b800.

Analytics UpdateEdit

Hi again! I would like to inform you there is a new Special:Analytics page you can request and access on the admin dashboard! In this way, you can use it to keep track of the number of edits daily, and which users are contributing. More info is available on the Help:Analytics dashboard and the blog post. If you already knew about it but have any questions, let me know!

The Silver wings of Night (talk) 22:29, August 11, 2019 (UTC)

Thanks, how often is this re-cached/updated? -- captainmike Wiki-wordmark 15:10, August 12, 2019 (UTC)

SCE two-parters Edit

I notice you've been been moving content from Invincible to the newer articles Invincible, Part One and Invincible, Part Two.

Are you planning to create single-story articles for the other SCE two-parters? If so, are you then going to delete the multi-story articles after you've finished moving content to the single-story articles? When adding references, should I add them to the single-story articles or the multi-story article? --NetSpiker (talk) 05:17, August 14, 2019 (UTC)

This was a decision i pushed for years ago and am only getting around to doing the work now -- it was regarding the overall size and complexity of Avatar and The Left Hand of Destiny as merged articles (their reference lists are much mre effective as individual articles for each part of those duologies.
The references should all be migrated to the articles of each single part.
The multi-story articles are the "story arc" -- they should be categorized and maintained as such. they do not require reference lists. A story arc article is structured the same way as a miniseries (or duology or trilogy) article, re: Double Blind, Fortunes of War, The Return of Harry Mudd, Worlds Apart, Avatar, etc. -- captainmike Wiki-wordmark 23:27, August 15, 2019 (UTC)
just realized, What's Past is a decent model of the structure of a duology/trilogy/miniseries/story arc article

A little help with the picture of Koss and a Klingon named Nu'Daq

Editor RewardsEdit

Hello! I'm excited to announce there's a new Editor Rewards program honoring the hard work of users with awards those that have gained recognition for their contributions. Details are on this blog post, and it'd be most appreciated if you could give some feedback on said blog post. Please message me if you have any questions!

The Silver wings of Night (talk) 19:09, August 30, 2019 (UTC)

Alidar Jarok imageEdit

I know my last Alidar Jarok image was of excessive size, I have uploaded a new image, the size is 366 KB, is that size acceptable to you?.--Typhuss999 (talk) 19:53, September 8, 2019 (UTC)

I honestly don't remember the image that was replaced, but "size" in the case of my troubleshooting refers to images over 1600px on their longest edge. Those are too large.
In this case, the new image you added is not preferable, as I replaced it with a robust image. The one you uploaded over mine was darker and had less focus on the subject due to being cropped in a different way. I don't understand why you felt like the one I put up needed to be replaced - its of good dimension, has a good crop and depicts the correct subject. What's the problem with leaving the image alone? -- captainmike Wiki-wordmark 20:25, September 8, 2019 (UTC)

I just thought it was better because its HD from the remastered version of TNG, but if you want it stay that way you have it, fine, ok. You don't like HD images from the remastered version of TNG?.--Typhuss999 (talk) 20:34, September 8, 2019 (UTC)

The one that was being replaced is ALSO from the remastered HD - it is just color corrected somewhat differently. The issue isn't the HD remasters. Both images are from the HD remaster. -- captainmike Wiki-wordmark 20:36, September 8, 2019 (UTC)

Ok, I see, its fine then.--Typhuss999 (talk) 20:38, September 8, 2019 (UTC)

I will not change it then, seeing you pefer it this way, ok.--Typhuss999 (talk) 20:39, September 8, 2019 (UTC)

Global TaxonomyEdit

Hi there! I'm happy to introduce to you the new feature called the Global Taxonomy. This formula accumulates wikis a user visits and generates a list of recommended wikis for them to visit. In other words, people who have an interest in a topic or genre you entail will be recommended a chance to visit this wiki! That will be perfect for garnering visitors here. You can read more about it on the blog, plus if you're interested in template use, you can check out this link, too. Hope you find them helpful!

The Silver wings of Night (talk)
@fandom 22:10, December 1, 2019 (UTC)

fanfiction Edit

can i put fan fiction here. --Owen 23:18, December 5, 2019 (UTC)

no. --Captainmike 23:04, December 5, 2019 (EST)

End of the YearEdit

Hi there! Quick update on FANDOM's end-of-the-year term. First, there will be changes with featured videos: as of the end of this December, "Featured" Video will be receiving some trial run experiments in hopes of improving its quality, reasons being that videos featured on a page tend to be outdated or spout all the information the user can already read on the article. The main goal will be to figure out how to complement wiki content. Because of that, you might receive a video called "The Loop" play for anonymous users, that will be meant purely to collect visitation data in vein of the Global Taxonomy method. It won't affect all users, so you might not notice. But if you want to learn more, you can go to the blog post. For more info on Fandom's year in review, you can check out the community post. Let me know if you have any questions, and happy holidays!

The Silver wings of Night (talk)
@fandom 18:54, December 21, 2019 (UTC)

To answer your recent edit comments: Edit

You wrote:

if you knew it was from Modiphius why couldn't you just paste in the correct attribution?

Well, because I didn't know that was possible. When uploading an image, as I'm sure you know, it offers a dropdown list of attribution templates. There wasn't one for Modiphius, and I didn't see one where I could insert a source manually. Make sense? In that list, there's the templates for Cryptic, Pocket, etc, and the only other ones are "unknown," for the uploader to credit themselves, or general "fairuse." "Other, please insert here" isn't an option. So I didn't know that I could. I had no idea that a general {{imagesouce}} template existed until now, looking at how you edited the image I uploaded. If you don't want people to make the same mistake I did, then that should be made an option somehow on the image upload page. --TimPendragon (talk) 14:47, January 31, 2020 (UTC)

I will add the option the next time i am working from my home computer now that they are a major release. when i'm out and about i can't get too in depth about admin functions for the sake of propriety. i am aware the drop down exists but as you can see from my edits i tend to just code the template myself, since it has such a simple (one word followed by one required parameter) keystroke.
so, you were looking at it a from a different angle than myself and other contributors, but your suggestion is valuable as the special characters are hard to type (another reason i can't edit at the same caliber when traveling away from my home setup). thank you for the valuable suggestion
most of the drop down options are coded to flag the images for attention because they are intended only for walk-up users, experienced editors are expected to paint in broader strokes -- captainmike Wiki-wordmark 16:31, January 31, 2020 (UTC)

Help with Template syntax? Edit

Hi, Mike. I hate to bother you with this, but I'm nearing my wit's end. I've been asked to help out on the wiki for Clear Skies, a Star Trek: Adventures RPG streaming show, and I've been trying to add some basic templates for citation and such. If you have a moment, could you please help me understand the syntax I need for something? I've researched and have found little relevant, and I've have asked on the Fandom Community help, and their responses haven't really been at all helpful.

I have this template set up, but I want to get it to the point where we can have multiple parameters, and typing {ep|1.1|1.2|1.4} would give "Episode Name", "Episode Name", "Episode Name" for example. I know I probably need to move the #switch data to a subpage like Template:Ep/switch or something to that effect, and there's #if syntax involved. I'm just not sure exactly how it needs to be formatted. Basically, I just want it to be like typing {TNG|Relics|Datalore|All Good Things} and have it properly list them with commas, like it would on Memory Alpha.

As I said, I'm sorry to bother you with this, but I figure you might know, and these days, I don't know who else to ask that's still active. --TimPendragon (talk) 17:37, February 27, 2020 (UTC)

Nevermind, someone else saw and was able to help. :-) --TimPendragon (talk) 19:21, February 28, 2020 (UTC)
Sorry I couldn't be more help, i was away for a few days. those templates work pretty well but they do tend to let spaces " " gang up on you if you have all the code lined up in rows. i mostly just copy paste other wikis and have to do a lot of weird test phases. -- captainmike Wiki-wordmark 15:09, February 29, 2020 (UTC)

UCPEdit

Hello there!
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The Silver wings of Night (talk) @fandom 23:47, March 1, 2020 (UTC)

Krios/Krios Prime Edit

When you get the chance, could you weigh in on Talk:Krios, please? I don't want to start making changes without more input first. Thanks! --TimPendragon (talk) 01:35, March 8, 2020 (UTC)

I'm at the beginning of a long tunnel of looking at the post-Nemesis sources, i might not get to "Prey" for some time. otherwise, i am not familiar with the ENT era sourcing either
if the stopgap solution is to flipflop the two articles just remember that a "move" function should be used and not a "copy paste". i'll keep my eyes open if i can find any logic to contribute - captainmike Wiki-wordmark 14:32, March 8, 2020 (UTC)
At this point, my best solution would be to merge them into one article, since Cast No Shadow clearly paints them as the same planet, and according to others, Prey leaves it an open question. The Enterprise reference is only relevant in that it establishes "Krios Prime" as a name of the planet from "The Perfect Mate". --TimPendragon (talk) 04:35, March 9, 2020 (UTC)

hyronalynEdit

First off, your edit comment comes across as dismissive my own edit comment. This isn't the first time, either, and as Reddit makes clear, I'm not the first one to be dismissed by you. I'll let you address why you feel that is an effective way to build collaborative efforts on a fandom wiki. If you feel being dismissive of peoples' efforts—without providing constructive criticism—then I will walk away and not make any further edits of any type, and will actively encourage others to do so, as well.

Secondly, citations are supposed to be effective. The ST.com was not effective by any means. No where on that site can hyronalyn be found, and especially not with the...citation, because it does not link to anything on that site.--Revanche (talk) 21:27, March 8, 2020 (UTC)

hyronalin is referenced at startrek.com, here's the link: https://www.startrek.com/database_article/hyronalin
maybe you should look into these things before you come at me with an attitude. you were wrong and i'm correcting you. you're the problem here - you removed a valid reference -- captainmike Wiki-wordmark 21:31, March 8, 2020 (UTC)

I AM CONFOUNDED- THAT SOMEBODY ELSE'S FACEBOOK PROFILE PAGE COMES UP WHEN I CLICK 'MY FACEBOOK' ON ANY OF MY PERSONAL PAGES ON MEMORY BETA. MY NAME - AND MY FACEBOOK PROFILE PAGE HEADING IS LEWIS FEINLAND. ALADDIN 1 IS MY GIMMICK. SO I WILL CHANGE MY PERSONAL WEB SITE LISTED AS UNDER LEWIS FEINLAND- FACEBEOOK PROFILE PAGE.

I AM CONFOUNDED- THAT SOMEBODY ELSE'S FACEBOOK PROFILE PAGE COMES UP WHEN I CLICK 'MY FACEBOOK' ON ANY OF MY PERSONAL PAGES ON MEMORY BETA. MY NAME - AND MY FACEBOOK PROFILE PAGE HEADING IS LEWIS FEINLAND. ALADDIN 1 IS MY GIMMICK. SO I WILL CHANGE MY PERSONAL WEB SITE LISTED AS UNDER LEWIS FEINLAND- FACEBEOOK PROFILE PAGE. Aladdin1 (talk) 05:21, March 9, 2020 (UTC)

Re: Large scale article creation Edit

"Glian" is actually Glirn, I have fixed that. So you know, the overwhelming majority of these new astronomical object pages have little to no specific known histories as they are mostly mere scenery for the game missions. --MrThermomanPreacher (talk) 11:56, March 18, 2020 (UTC)

I understand they are NPC objects and will be short articles. what i'm asking is that you endeavour to take a basic amount of time to avoid errors and also that you add a basic amount of info - subsections, categorizing, etc. the way you are creating them is lacking. -- captainmike Wiki-wordmark 12:22, March 18, 2020 (UTC)

Star Trek: PicardEdit

On Jean-Luc Picard's page, i thought it would OK to use some off the information from Picard in addition to what was written in The Last Best Hope. Did i jump the gun on that or did not write it up just right?CC-1990 (talk) 22:33, March 27, 2020 (UTC)

Please don't put information about his admiralty and retirement as a subsection of the subsection about his Enterprise-E career. his promotion is the end of his Enterprise E career and needs to be in a new subsection

Merges Edit

Hey, Mike, when you get the chance, could you take a look at Talk:Vhorani, please? No rush, it's relatively minor and can wait 'til you're not so busy. Just wanted to make sure it didn't get lost in Recentchanges before you spotted it.

Also, is there a template for a "suggested merge" message? I tried {{merge}}, and that wasn't it, so I looked around and couldn't find anything, not sure if I just missed it somewhere. If not, it would probably come in handy, both to categorize pages that are suggested for merging, and for general awareness of the suggestion. --TimPendragon (talk) 21:56, March 29, 2020 (UTC)

i had seen it and i've been letting the suggestion percolate while i do some other things -- to wit: i was wondering if the Vhorani article might be justified to remain as the 'mythological' people, while the article about Sargon's people of Arret might remain separate as the 'real' people, unclouded by the descriptions of myth. i'm wondering how accessible that source material is.
and as to merges, since the process involves essentially dematerializing one article into another, i have in the past used a deletion discussion for any that arent as cut and dried as the merge i did earlier. i suppose this has in fact generated bad blood as deletion discussions tends to promote confrontation. -- captainmike Wiki-wordmark 22:01, March 29, 2020 (UTC)
They tend to. A separate Merge template and category (similar to Memory Alpha's) would be highly recommended - it makes it clear that data would be retained, not removed. Deletion and Merging are rarely considered the same thing elsewhere, so people's expectations when they see a "delete" message are drastically different vs a "Merge" message. A great example of this is going on over at MA right now, on the Talk:Jean-Luc Picard page. The discussion has gone on for days now, politely, because it was phrased as a merge. I'd hate to think of the bad blood it would have generated if it had been presented as a case for deletion. --TimPendragon (talk) 22:12, March 29, 2020 (UTC)
remembering my time as a MA regular i can still barely repress a shudder at how hopelessly pedantic even a "polite" conversation there could be. i'm toying with doing the opposite - why complicate things (the MA tradition) when we could simplify them.
why not "disarm" our deletion criteria -- instead of a deletion discussion, and adding others, lets do them all through one template -- basically make it a play on "f*ck, marry, kill" -- instead of having separate templates for 'delete', 'move' or 'merge', have one template/protocol where users can vote on a selection of those options -- captainmike Wiki-wordmark 00:37, April 2, 2020 (UTC)
That wouldn't help from an organizational standpoint at all, because then isntead of "articles considered for deletion", "articles considered for renaming" and "articles considered for merging", it would put them all in one category. I don't know about you, but I use categories like that to keep track of "current issues." Lumping them all together would be a bloody awful mess, and I doubt it would really defuse anything. The "merge" template is a standard function of the wiki format, from Wikipedia itself on down. Nobody complains about it. It doesn't start bad blood. It serves one purpose, that isn't confrontational in any way. We should've been using it all along, and I have no idea why we don't here. --TimPendragon (talk) 05:00, April 2, 2020 (UTC)
The fact that you could easily open a talk page discussion, suggest a merge, and then have the merge enacted by an administrator is exact proof why that is absolutely the wrong approach. the process works, and making it more complicated is not something i have any desire to do -- captainmike Wiki-wordmark 00:03, April 3, 2020 (UTC)
The point of it is visibility. Merge suggestions frequently need discussion, beyond just just the user who proposed it and an admin. If the only way for people to find the discussion is if they happen to be looking at Recentchanges and see someone made a talk page edit, then things get lost. You and I keep going back and forth over stuff like this quite a lot -- having more people involved would be helpful, and a merge template leading to a forum page, and a category to sort those suggestions into would absolutely be beneficial. If it's SOP for Wikipedia, Memory Alpha and every other major wiki on the planet, I do not see how it's "making it too complicated" for us here. It's helpful because more people will add to the discussion and it won't be just you and me disagreeing on something, and frankly, might save me from constantly doing a deep dive through 30-50 years of Trek lore to make a case for what should be a minor housekeeping fix. --TimPendragon (talk) 20:06, April 14, 2020 (UTC)

Hull materials and What Memory Beta IsEdit

Talk:Prometheus (material)‎‎ -- I feel like I'm talking in circles. Feel free to jump wade in. --TimPendragon (talk) 20:06, April 14, 2020 (UTC)

I did see that a discussion is progressing and that the length is now 16,126 bytes. I cannot express to you how much I don't want to wade through that at all. I started the talk page with a question regarding POV and a merge suggestion so I'd wonder if some of those two dozen paragraphs contain a quorum of users supporting my suggestion, or a citation regarding the POV. Otherwise, a brief summary of exactly what you need my attention to might be needed. -- captainmike Wiki-wordmark 20:12, April 14, 2020 (UTC)
Sigh. You're the only active admin on this wiki, and it's all relevant to the discussion you started. I shouldn't have to summarize it for you to maintain your interest. Markonian thinks we are the "Everything Star Trek Ever" wiki and insists that every aspect of everything needs an individual article. --TimPendragon (talk) 20:34, April 14, 2020 (UTC)
Well i'm against that. i support the merge. thanks for asking -- captainmike Wiki-wordmark 20:35, April 14, 2020 (UTC)
Mike, I'm going to try and be as polite as a I can when I say this -- one Fandom Wiki Admin to another. The discussion has reached an impasse. It's part of your job to follow that discussion and respond. There are no other active admins to do so, so it falls on you, whether it's tedious for you or not. --TimPendragon (talk) 21:18, April 14, 2020 (UTC)
Tim, this attempt at politeness is a big step. But you're wrong. There's no timetable for any of the things you have complained about not being done in time to please you. You need to get over that, in a big way.
You're also wrong that I'm the only active admin. Sulfur was here recently cleaning up disambiguants, and Bell'Orso even replied to one of your conversations today. Saying things that aren't true in an incredulous manner does not make them true.
You have an entirely wrong idea about the purpose of talk pages and you seem to have adopted some sort of attitude that you are policing the members of this wiki. You have built an impossible situation of a long discussion that no one can be rationally expected to read and then are accusing me of wrongdoing for the fact that I'm declining to get involved. Now you're saying that if you write an impossibly long discussion its my job to read it? get over yourself. please -- captainmike Wiki-wordmark 21:32, April 14, 2020 (UTC)
It's not "an impossibly long discussion" written by me. It's a long discussion between me and Markonian, where he is actively misunderstanding the purpose of the wiki, which is relevant to your discussion of POV, and whether those kinds of STO articles should be separate or merged. It has a purpose that directly relates to what you want to know, and relates to the future organization of the wiki, and whether Markonian will continue to add those kinds of stubby articles, or put them on STOwiki where they belong and make do with a list here. When such a discussion reaches an impasse, it is an admin's job to intervene, especially when it's something that the admin started in the first place. If you don't want to bother taking the time to understand it because it's so long, that's your problem, but it doesn't change the job. As for Bell'Orso and Sulfer, they are hardly active, they are not bureaucrats, and they aren't the ones that started the talk page in the first place. --TimPendragon (talk) 22:00, April 14, 2020 (UTC)
Couple more BS calls: Sulfur is in fact a bureaucrat, and certainly when one user is as confrontational as you are today it is entirely responsible for an admin to excuse themselves from a discussion to avoid escalation. In fact, the fact that I started the discussion could also be a rationale for excusing myself (certainly where the confrontation feels personal)
Also, discussions of large scale changes typically take days or weeks (we're obviously not all in the same time zone), so while you are demanding my timely attention to things, please recognize that backing away for a number of hours or days is not an unseeming practice in seeking consensus or resolution. I cannot think of any reason why it would be essential for me to respond today, as opposed to responding Thursday or Saturday, after i've had time to review the material. The fact that you are arguing something with another user is not a time senstive issue
Lastly, I've reached out to Admiral Markonian to discuss his thoughts on the issue. maybe he can summarize the discussion and he and I can synthesize a positive outcome, which was my original intention when i opened the talk page and suggested changing the approach. -- captainmike Wiki-wordmark 22:13, April 14, 2020 (UTC)
Mike, again, you're proceeding from a false premise. I started this section on your talk page to bring the impasse to your attention and let you know that I was done with the convo because it was an impasse. I didn't necessarly expect you to respond today. I just wanted to make sure you were aware of what was going on because you had disappeared from the conversation. The rest of this here has spawned out of you thinking my simply making you aware was an insistence on immediate resolution -- it was not -- and then your refusal to read the conversation at all because, for you, "it's too long." You can skim it and get the jist for all I care. --TimPendragon (talk) 22:17, April 14, 2020 (UTC)
My initial refusal regarding the conversation being "too long" stems from the fact that the conversation was grossly off-topic and confrontational. I've reviewed what Markonian, BellOrso and NetSpiker had to say and found there's very little for me to do except for follow through with my proposition that we make a POV marker and demonstrate the merge to Markonian as a /temp article to see if they can work with it. Any other impasse you felt was unresolved could probably be better placed in some other discussion under an appropriate heading. i've addressed everything regarding hull material (it was a talk page about hull material) -- captainmike Wiki-wordmark 09:28, April 15, 2020 (UTC)

Your comment about "retiree" authors Edit

(maybe not retirees who havent written a novel in years but instead spend time to complain about fandom wikis ^__^ )

Now who's being inappropriately sarcastic?

Which of the four authors I mentioned would be a "retiree" that hasn't written a novel in years? Cox and Ward have both published books recently and have upcoming novels, Bennett likewise had a novel relatively recentlyl, and is writing for the Star Trek Adventures RPG. KRAD hasn't written for Pocket since A Singular Destiny, but he's written for other Trek licensees, and is continuing to do so. None of them were complaining to me, or anyone, about Memory Beta. A discussion came up about whether this wiki was still being used, and they were answering the question, in regards to themselves. There wasn't an air of complaint, simply a statement of fact. --TimPendragon (talk) 13:38, April 15, 2020 (UTC)

Welcome back Tim -- captainmike Wiki-wordmark 13:41, April 15, 2020 (UTC)
Are you going to answer, or just snark the same way you called me out on? You're allowed to make sarcastic comments but if you perceive anyone else to be doing so (whether they are or not), it's a no-no? --TimPendragon (talk) 13:44, April 15, 2020 (UTC)
Tim, you're being confrontational again. I'm absolutely not going to feed this behavior. Welcome back. -- captainmike Wiki-wordmark 15:24, April 15, 2020 (UTC)

Renaming imagesEdit

Hi Mike. You have suggested I rename image files when needed. I agree that would be more efficient. However, I do not have that power. When editing a file, a rename or remove button is not among the options. Kind regards, -- Markonian 07:59, April 24, 2020 (UTC)

An ApologyEdit

Greetings, to be short I am an old user named Rift Fleet. In 2009 I kept removing content from a page because of the anxiety of legal repercussions. I am here now to seek forgiveness and have the account unblocked as since then I've had to deal with many things including several mental issues I was going through at that time that I didn't know about and I have learned a bit more about fair use policies and such to assist with those previous fears and worries. Again I am sorry for what I did back then and if unblocked I will comply with the rules much more than I did then. Thank you and have a good day. 174.230.142.38 20:48, April 27, 2020 (UTC)

Hi, i have been a star trek fan for over 30 years, watching the movies, series, books and comics, i find this site amazing for any info fans like to find on characters and starships, i noticed that some info were missing or incomplete for some characters, i spent all day working on spocks starfleet history of service, i read every history i could find from books and comics, i thought it would nice to add to the star trek community, then you deleted all the hard work i have done for other fans, thats not cool if you have an edit area where anyone can edit and add more info, you should look and read all the correct info i added before you edit and remove, star trek should be an idea and place where all are welcome and can share their knowledge and love for this universe.

Hi, i'm not sure who you are because you are not using a log-in or signature - if you have something you wish to add or contribute, it would be best if you would register or at least learn this site's signatures


I think you might be referring to the fact that i deleted data today regarding dates in Spock's service records. for your information, we must cite sources. for example, you aren't allowed to fabricate your own dates that Spock began serving on a prticular vessel. you must find a source for those dates. i hope this message helps you correct the problems with whatever information you might be referring to. -- captainmike Wiki-wordmark 02:57, May 1, 2020 (UTC)

Pelletier. Edit

Hey. Following on from Elite Force related things. There's something that might need to be sorted soon.

https://memory-beta.fandom.com/wiki/Remy_Pelletier https://memory-beta.fandom.com/wiki/Ryan_Pelletier

These are the same guy and this Ryan article's picture is atrocious. On top of that, according to the Virtual Voyager Game mode, his full name is Brian Remy Pelletier. --Pauldarklord (talk) 00:41, May 12, 2020 (UTC)

Hi, forgive me for being blunt, but i have seen your numerous comments on this subject but the reason there was no action taken was that I am having a hard time getting your meaning. What is "virtual game mode"? is that something we can use as a source or is it something from the internet?
Regardless, i have merged the articles. they are now at "Pelletier". i'm sure there's probably an answer for which name is correct but since every comment from you quotes a different name i've held off of putting the article with a first name -- captainmike Wiki-wordmark 04:52, May 12, 2020 (UTC)
Virtual Voyager is a game mode including in Star Trek Elite Force 1's expansion pack, which introduced a few new things. Including new maps, some fixes and most importantly, including Jeri Ryan who was noticeably absent in the base game.
Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2D85br6Sibc
Memory Alpha Information: https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/Star_Trek:_Voyager_-_Elite_Force_expansion_pack
I would love to include an image of me scanning Pelletier, but my screenshots doing so, turned into black screens. My comments on the talk pages were just observations that I had. This was me going out of my way to scan him. --Pauldarklord (talk) 09:25, May 12, 2020 (UTC)
I managed to get a photo on my phone of me scanning him. IT's far from ideal, but like I said. The ingame screenshots were just black.
Brian Pelletier

It's not ideal, but I got it.

--Pauldarklord (talk) 09:40, May 12, 2020 (UTC)

All I needed to know is whether his name was Brian, Bryan, Ryan or Remy. Not sure why it was so complicated for you to get it across, but i completed the renaming. thanks. -- captainmike Wiki-wordmark 12:42, May 12, 2020 (UTC)


Templates Edit

What is {{!}} good to? - unsigned

It is used to insert a bar | into code in older wikicode functions. -- captainmike Wiki-wordmark 18:39, May 12, 2020 (UTC)

Discussion Edit

This is User:Rift Fleet. I am wondering if a discussion may be opened between us on the ban against me. I have followed your instructions on the matter, the apology and commitment not to repeat those actions, and left it on my talk page. I get why I was banned and hope to make amends if allowed. Thank you for your time. 96.36.47.74 15:52, June 22, 2020 (UTC)

Quick question on category creationEdit

Hey there! I recently contributed an article for Ken Allen, who was a composer, producer, and actor. There are no categories for composers or producers, which seem like they should exist. Should I create them, or is that not advised? --Amelia: The Dork of Steel (T/C) 13:00, June 29, 2020 (UTC)

category:production staff will probably be a good start for contributors to game music and producers -- captainmike Wiki-wordmark 15:18, June 29, 2020 (UTC)

My wiki got a little small do you have something to fix it

Fleet command infobox Edit

Hey, can we create an infobox for Fleet Command systems like Zukerat? It should show coordinates, affiliation, resources, and neighboring systems (systems that have a direct connection)--87.123.193.0 15:20, July 23, 2020 (UTC)

That's a great idea. I had been pondering the variables.
A couple questions: are systems in Fleet Command shown as single stars, or are there binary and trinary stars? (or is it more the case where its just a system and they don't reveal info about the star altogether?) -- captainmike Wiki-wordmark 15:37, July 23, 2020 (UTC)
I have seen only single stars so far. but they seem to have a specific color (blue red or white). I wouldn't pay too much attention to the appearance of things. Orion Prime for instance is depicted as a Gas giant--87.123.193.0 15:44, July 23, 2020 (UTC)
So i'd like to approach it with an ingredient of ignoring the single stars (because certainly some of those stars are binaries in real life for their other Trek appearances) and assuming that each system is vaguely defined, as a system. This means we're not using the {{star}} infobox in most cases, but i'll come back to why we might need to include that
I'll start {{system}} work tonight because i'm certainly eager to catalog the massive amount of data i saw on MA. frankly, MB is the book/comic/game wiki so we should be leading with game info, not trailing the canon wiki where that is not the focus. -- captainmike Wiki-wordmark 16:18, July 23, 2020 (UTC)
Hey, pardon my ignorance - how many neighboring systems with direct connections are possible in Fleet Command? -- captainmike Wiki-wordmark 21:49, July 23, 2020 (UTC)
I don't know but one could find it out here. I am counting 13 at Kepler-018. By the way: Risa is actually depicted as a binary system with a yellow star in the center and a blue star in closest orbit--Shisma
Ok well with the large variance in number, a 'direct connections' auto link or template probably wont be possible. if it was only 4 or so it would make a great graph box or something
are there a lot of specified binaries? i was assuming that in game there was just a named target, not a specific travelogue. Risa tends to be referred to as both a binary and trinary in other sources -- so i'm assuming one of its suns just isnt always noticeable, as part of my suspension in disbelief, to address the contradiction -- captainmike Wiki-wordmark 14:42, July 25, 2020 (UTC)
I'd say some objects in a system are not directly visible ingame. Rigel for instance has Rigel II-IV but no Rigel I. Altamid has no sun (probably it wouldn't look convincing on the ingame background). Some planets in the game have no name other than a middle dot (·). So far the order of planets seems intentional, with smaller numbers closer to the center of the system. I'll watch out for more multiple stars--Shisma
Thanks I appreciate it - i like the way you set up a substitution populator to build the articles. the articles will build themselves, and if we find out new info it won't be difficult to rehab the whole article set, with the solid foundation you're building -- captainmike Wiki-wordmark 14:58, July 25, 2020 (UTC)
found a better map here (Data)--Shisma
That's pretty cool. i found a whole fandom but it looks like its growing very slowly https://star-trek-fleet-command.fandom.com

expEdit

Need Help with this Interstellar Axis that I put what I found in the "All Our Yestersdays, The Time Travel book

If you got the love 'No Time Like the Past' maybe if you have the time to work with the other Cheronian names that were on the book?

Good job for finishing with the Interstellar Axis, and I was hoping you can do with something called the 'Voice Wars' then the 'Romulan Clan Wars'

i don't have the novel actually -- captainmike Wiki-wordmark 03:15, August 2, 2020 (UTC)

Do you have the time to edit the Battle of Alpha Centauri which is part of the Earth-Romulan War.

i'm in the middle of a few big projects so i'm not really looking to get into any divergent lines of research right now -- captainmike Wiki-wordmark 19:12, August 3, 2020 (UTC)

Okay, sorry that I bother you

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