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Good work--[[User:The Dutch Ghost|The Dutch Ghost]] ([[User talk:The Dutch Ghost|talk]]) 22:46, November 28, 2018 (UTC)
Good work--[[User:The Dutch Ghost|The Dutch Ghost]] ([[User talk:The Dutch Ghost|talk]]) 22:46, November 28, 2018 (UTC)
:Thanks for the kind words! Tackling some novels taught me how write more concise summaries. I could use help figuring out where the unplaced New Visions stories fit into the MB timeline — your expertise with these stories greatly exceeds mine! --[[User:Meacott|Meacott]] ([[User talk:Meacott|talk]]) 17:53, November 29, 2018 (UTC)

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Please leave a message on my talk page if I can help with anything! Captainmike (talk) 18:41, February 2, 2017 (UTC)


Hey Meacott, thanks for all of your contributions, especially on the manga! Whenever you make these contributions, just a few requests. Make sure you create links to everything in the references section. I know red links don't look the greatest, but we need those links so we know what articles we need. Also can you make sure you include a category with any new pages you create. Also, for other formatting information please look at Memory Beta:Style as well as some of our completed articles. Thanks!--Long Live the United Earth (talk) 04:00, February 8, 2017 (UTC)

Image attribution

Please be aware that image uploads must have information about the source, we cannot have images with no information about what they are and where they are from. Unless you cite, describe and attribute images you upload, i'm afraid we'll be deleting them all -- Captain MKB 14:29, February 26, 2017 (UTC)

I hadn't realized that; thanks for letting me know. I'll look up the procedure for attribution and add them retroactively to the images I've uploaded. --Meacott (talk) 17:08, February 26, 2017 (UTC)
I've noticed that user:admiral Markonian is also following through with some of your images now that i marked them - the admiral's pretty good with these too so they should be good models to base your documentation on -- Captain MKB 18:15, February 26, 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for dealing with all of those so well, i was afraid it would take more effort to address your learning curve on the image attributions. -- Captain MKB 02:25, March 2, 2017 (UTC)

No problem... the examples from you and user:admiral Markonian were extremely helpful in getting the syntax right.--Meacott (talk) 19:07, March 2, 2017 (UTC)
With the information having been adjusted accordingly, i think a lot of the comic and manga images are unique and would look great as Pic of the Day images on the front page. -- Captain MKB 02:25, March 2, 2017 (UTC)
I agree, some are definitely unique! The Template:PicOfTheDay page says to pick any red-linked day to add an image, but all the links seem to be assigned already.--Meacott (talk) 19:07, March 2, 2017 (UTC)
No problem - a user consensus has determined that those images that are screencaps from canon are extraneous and can be re-allocated to our preferred medium, publications. :) - Captain MKB 22:21, March 2, 2017 (UTC)

Image citations

For citing an image to its specific source, you can (and should) call the template {{c-img}} (instead of {{c}}) and it will automatically add the subcat parameter for "comic images" and "TOS comic images" - just FYI -- captainmike Wiki-wordmark.png 02:02, April 1, 2017 (UTC)

Will do! I see also from some you've updated (in particular for personnel and ships) that there are other many helpful subcategories that help categorize them. I'll start adding those where appropriate.--Meacott (talk) 18:23, April 2, 2017 (UTC)
the subcategorizations have been growing a very granular category tree so myself and others have been 'testing the waters' to try and make effective policy choices on subcategorization protocols - but we havent documented much because it's still a work in progress - we welcome your observstion, use and commentary! - captainmike Wiki-wordmark.png 16:51, April 3, 2017 (UTC)
adding to above: keep in mind the new image citation formats: {{e-img}} (rather than {{e}}) for episode images. -- captainmike Wiki-wordmark.png 03:35, July 22, 2017 (UTC)

Rats, I've been forgetting to double check that. I'll be sure keep it in mind going forward. Thanks for reminding me!--Meacott (talk) 03:18, July 23, 2017 (UTC)

Image alterations

Hi Meacott, i just wanted to check with you regarding alterations to images - while 'under the hood' changes like brightness and cropping are nominally OK, i just wanted to make sure we can go forward without mutilating images (i.e. removing text from word balloons).

i've found that it is a lot of effort for not much result, and in previous discussions on MB we have disallowed the practice, as spelled out by our image approval process, which requires a community vote to approve such changes to stock images. -- captainmike Wiki-wordmark.png 15:24, January 7, 2018 (UTC)

Will do. I'd seen the practice done on character images and they seemed to look better. But I see from the wiki perspective that this can be considered an alteration, rather than a scan clean-up.--Meacott (talk) 19:50, January 7, 2018 (UTC)

link formatting

Please see my most recent edits to pages such as the Klingon Dreadnought class and dreadnought cannon on how to properly format links. - Bell'Orso (talk) 18:38, May 17, 2018 (UTC)

Yes, the Dreadnought-class formatting is far more elegant, thanks for bringing it to my attention! --Meacott (talk) 21:23, May 17, 2018 (UTC)
I wasn't just talking about links that go to "Dreadnought-class", but also those that go out from it, like the ones that go to "QuchHa'" and "HemQuch". As you can see there, it's better to wrap the italic formatting around the link instead of including it in the link itself. This way, it saves on a few bits every time and helps keep the page from getting unneccessarily large. - Bell'Orso (talk) 10:14, May 18, 2018 (UTC)

Facts about Anzar

Hi, I just edited the Anzar article and noticed he's listed as category:humanoids, but on his image you uploaded he is categorized as one of our images of Humans... so which is it? If there's no reference to him bein Human, could you tailor the images of him to categorize as humanoid instead? Or if the story references him as a Human, could you fix his category? Its a lot easier to copyedit these articles when we have our facts straight

also: for image categorizations, theres no need for redundancy - a 23rd century Human image does not need a redundant listing as an image of a Human (differing from the articles which need both).. also, we capitalize "H"uman here so if you've been categorizing people or images as 23rd century "h"umans, all those will need correcting - captainmike Wiki-wordmark.png 00:13, August 14, 2018 (UTC)

The story doesn't specify Anzar's species; I'll change his image category to Humanoid. I'll double-check and update anyone I'd categorized as lower-case human or humanoid. Thanks for clarifying!--Meacott (talk) 14:47, August 14, 2018 (UTC)

Thanks... you've become one of our most prolific contributors, but that's a double edged sword -- you add so much, so making sure its going to 'gel' well with everything, while being added in great amounts, takes a bit of oversight. I am very grateful at whatever help you can give making these puzzle pieces fit together with the growth of Memory Beta.

In terms of corrections, Sulfur popped in and grabbed some categorizations last night, and I tried to snag a few (thankfully, tagging any data can be optimized simply by following the tags)... -- captainmike Wiki-wordmark.png 01:32, August 15, 2018 (UTC)

Glad to help. We now have 166 images categorized as Memory Beta images (humanoids) and 1,299 items categorized as Memory Beta images (Humans), with no images categorized as Humanoids or humans. --Meacott (talk) 13:33, August 15, 2018 (UTC)

Hello Meacott

Hello Meacott,

Good work on how you have been expanding the New Visions pages I made all that time ago back when the series was still going on. It was always my intention to expand them myself with summaries (and I should probably also have looked into what connection they had to episodes as well as some images from the comic) but one reason what held me back is that I have a tendency to write overcomplicated summaries when just a handful of block paragraphs are much more sufficient (I basically write down the entire story) Another reason was that because of my mental state I wasn't very motivated or inspired.

I had been thinking of messaging you to ask if there was anything I could help you with on these articles but you seem to handle it well.

Good work--The Dutch Ghost (talk) 22:46, November 28, 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for the kind words! Tackling some novels taught me how write more concise summaries. I could use help figuring out where the unplaced New Visions stories fit into the MB timeline — your expertise with these stories greatly exceeds mine! --Meacott (talk) 17:53, November 29, 2018 (UTC)
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