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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)

Hi. I'm PokemonMasterH

How have things been going for you?PokemonMasterH (talk) 02:23, 1 February 2022 (UTC)

OK! welcome to Memory Beta! -- captainmike •••• 00:53, 1 February 2022 (UTC)

Any issue being friends on Discord?PokemonMasterH (talk) 02:23, 1 February 2022 (UTC)

I only pop over there every once in a while i havent figured out all the features -- captainmike •••• 03:27, 2 February 2022 (UTC)


Hi Captain Mike, former user NetSpiker has reached out to me through Memory Alpha to request you reconsider the length of his ban. He states, "I've been permanently banned from Memory Beta by Captainmike due to an argument that got out of hand. I have apologized to Captainmike and asked for the length of my block to be reduced, but that was several days ago and Captainmike still hasn't responded, even though I'm sure he read my message. The notice on Memory Beta says that I can contact another administrator to discuss the block, so that's what I'm doing." Kind regards, -- Markonian 23:45, 14 February 2022 (UTC)

Yeah, he's being a real weasel about this. Doesn't seem to want to take responsibility for his actions. Very sad.
I'm writing a response explaining why 5 years of bad behavior follow by a backhanded apology isn't going to get any charity from me. He's saying he's sorry for his behavior but doesn't seem willing to admit he was wrong or accept that the wiki is hindered by being argumentative and using TrekBBS as a tool to create drama (which he has consistently done for years).
If you have anything to add in his defense or anything that you don't want to put on the public web, feel free to @ me in the admin chat -- captainmike •••• 15:03, 15 February 2022 (UTC)

Starfleet Academy (game)

did you intentionally delete Starfleet Academy (game)? --Shisma 17:47, 23 April 2022 (UTC)

yes, as part of a page merge. the merge is now complete and the redirects have been written -- captainmike •••• 18:06, 23 April 2022 (UTC)

Jabilo M'Benga

Hi Captainmike,

Is there are reason you're removing M'Benga's first name from the SNW episode pages? Has there been something in the show that contradicts M'Benga having that first name? --Crossover Fan001 (talk) 12:13, 10 June 2022 (UTC)

He's only identified as "M'Benga" in the show, to the extent that Paramount actually issued a press release that they were purposely not establishing a first name for him at this time.
Since M'Benga redirects to Jabilo M'Benga, there's no harm or foul to maintain the linkage to the singular surname until the situation resolves itself. So, yes, it is intentional -- captainmike •••• 12:29, 10 June 2022 (UTC)

Spoiler warnings

Sorry, will remember to add it next time. JagoAndLitefoot (talk) 22:16, 25 June 2022 (UTC)

Is there a limit to how much text I can put on my user page?

Hi Captainmike,

I'm planning to create a list of all Star Trek stories in roughly chronological order. When that's finished, I intend to expand the list with stories from universes that are connected to Star Trek like Doctor Who, Marvel and DC. I've thought about using a document or a spreadsheet but eventually decided that a wiki page is the best place for such a list. Since the list may eventually have hundreds of thousands of story titles on it, I wanted to ask you if there is a limit to how much text I'm allowed to put on my user page. If I'm not allowed to do this on my user page, can you recommend another wiki page, either on Memory Beta or somewhere else, where I can? --Crossover Fan001 (talk) 05:04, 10 July 2022 (UTC)

I think "tens of thousands" titles is a closer figure than "hundreds of thousands"
in the old days there was a caution about 150,000 byte pages but computers are better now, and it was only a caution not a policy. i think you can probably do it.
if you have concerns about organization, there is also the possibility of using subpages which are formed by adding a slash. as long as the root address is your username, you can create a tree as needed (as long as the subject matter is within the bounds of the project) -- captainmike •••• 12:56, 10 July 2022 (UTC)

Thank you. --Crossover Fan001 (talk) 13:21, 10 July 2022 (UTC)

Which of these font sizes do you think looks better for the list? I don't have much sense of aesthetics and I'm having trouble deciding, so I would appreciate your opinion. --Crossover Fan001 (talk) 07:41, 16 July 2022 (UTC)

  1. Star Trek: The Original Series - The Man Trap
  2. Star Trek: The Original Series - Charlie X
  3. Star Trek: The Original Series - Where No Man Has Gone Before
  4. Star Trek: The Original Series - The Naked Time
  5. Star Trek: The Original Series - The Enemy Within
  6. Star Trek: The Original Series - Mudd's Women
  1. Star Trek: The Original Series - The Man Trap
  2. Star Trek: The Original Series - Charlie X
  3. Star Trek: The Original Series - Where No Man Has Gone Before
  4. Star Trek: The Original Series - The Naked Time
  5. Star Trek: The Original Series - The Enemy Within
  6. Star Trek: The Original Series - Mudd's Women
i think that custom coding HTML attributes to each line is weird, crazy and scary. much like Spock with mind-melds, i'd have a tough time opening my mind to such illogic. -- captainmike •••• 20:59, 16 July 2022 (UTC)

If you're referring to the color, I was trying to make the titles look like links without actually making them links. Black text on a wiki looks bland to me. Anyway, since you don't like either option, I'll ask someone else. Thanks. --Crossover Fan001 (talk) 00:53, 17 July 2022 (UTC)

No, i'm really concerned you're going to make a list of thousands of items with individual HTML codes on each list item. even if not referring to the colorizing, the HTML code is what you're using to alter the size? do you get that? not sure how to explain to you about how wiki code and HTML code work at this point if you don't get that there's a more economical way to resize text or format it.
i mean, you might just be looking for a way to waste time, and it is yours to waste. -- captainmike •••• 01:26, 17 July 2022 (UTC)

I don't know what HTML code is since I've never designed a webpage. I'm using the standard <big></big> wiki code to change font size. To change the color, I'm using the wiki code I learned here. I just copy the same line for each entry and change the episode title, so it doesn't take up much time. --Crossover Fan001 (talk) 02:11, 17 July 2022 (UTC)

that's HTML code. one of the reasons we use the wiki platform is that wiki code is preferred over HTML code, so i think it's bizarre you're calling that "standard" - and also i'm wondering why you would want to waste resources by copying that onto every line rather than setting something up that would pre-set the desired font size for the whole page? the whole point of wiki editing is to dispense with code and have just the text be entered into your editss without needing to make code-level changes to every line, beyond the simple links that the wiki gives us the ability to create - without using HTML -- captainmike •••• 02:29, 17 July 2022 (UTC)

I didn't know it was possible to set up a pre-set font size and color for the whole page. Can you tell me how to do that? --Crossover Fan001 (talk) 02:33, 17 July 2022 (UTC)

There are a number of approaches. since this is for your personal project and not research for the wiki, i'm not sure i want to be singled out as being obligated to devote a great deal of my own time to it. i find the lists on the wiki pages, and not the user pages, as my primary focus -- captainmike •••• 02:46, 17 July 2022 (UTC)


In the Klingons page, how was it inaccurate that it was part of a miniseries known as {{ST|Spotlight}? That's the name on Memory Alpha and I thought it would work here unless it should be more like Spotlight here. I mean I wrote that spotlight page on Memory Alpha after looking up information on both Klingons and Ferengi on my comixology app.CC-1990 (talk) 14:48, 24 July 2022 (UTC)

There's no source that calls it part of a miniseries called "Star Trek: Spotlight". It doesn't say "Star Trek: Spotlight" on the cover, it doesn't say "Star Trek: Spotlight" on the title page. -- captainmike •••• 14:50, 24 July 2022 (UTC)

Understood. I'll wait until there's like omnibus or something that collects these issues. Isn't Amazon/Comixology a source? I mean as it says on memory alpha, it's a blanket title.CC-1990 (talk) 16:20, 24 July 2022 (UTC)

Only the publications themselves and their publishers are valid resources on Memory Beta. Amazon and ComiXology are third parties and not affiliated with CBS/Paramount/IDW etc except as distributors. they are not primary valid sources here. - captainmike •••• 16:31, 24 July 2022 (UTC)

Timeline images

What did exactly do that was wrong with images i got from Star Trek Timelines. Thought they would be ok like the images you uploaded on Timelines. I can understand my Zareh image but what I did do wrong with the Zora holographic avatar and the Mike Burnham images? Thought they would be ok like your images. Please clarify for me. I just did not see a problem unless they were either to big or to small. Did not think they were at the time.CC-1990 (talk) 16:49, 12 August 2022 (UTC)

The recommendations for cropping and sizing images are at project:image use policy. the images you uploaded do not follow the policy for image dimensions. - captainmike •••• 17:10, 12 August 2022 (UTC)