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Hi, please start using the DEFAULTSORT: tag when creating and categorizing new starship articles. if you don't know what that means, you should certainly look into it BEFORE you go ahead and create any new articles. Thanks. -- Captain MKB 22:02, September 21, 2011 (UTC)
- Hi i noticed you've created a large number of articles, again without using the simple code I asked you to last month.
- I'd like you to please reconsider your apparent decision to ignore this simple communication - it is disrespectful to your peers on the wiki of you ignore their attempts to work with you. -- Captain MKB 02:54, October 17, 2011 (UTC)
I didn't use it because it doesn't work there. The articles need to be categorised differently in the two categories. --MrThermomanPreacher 06:11, October 17, 2011 (UTC)
- There's a way of doing that: <<Category: blah|Smith, John>> (square brackets) should create a sort only for that category, IIRC. -- BadCatMan 06:43, October 17, 2011 (UTC)
- Furthermore, you are mistaken -- the only categories in the articles you are creating are the species's starships category, and the class category. Both can be sorted with the same default. -- Captain MKB 21:43, October 17, 2011 (UTC)
Hi, I noticed you are creating large groups of identical articles again - could you please switch to using a more current version of the sidebar layout (linebreaks between each pipe separation), please use the 'connections' subsection, and plase refrain from using <br tags in sidebars and other templates? Much like the "DEFAULTSORT" tags, it's going to be a heck of a lot of work to go back and add the things you are leaving out of the articles. -- Captain MKB 17:50, August 4, 2012 (UTC)
Legacy events/battles[edit source]
Hello! I've seen you adding a lot of articles recently about events and battles from throughout the Star Trek: Legacy game. Thats fantastic! We don't have many gamers around, especially for old PC/console games, so it's great if somebody brings that stuff in. Thank you. Kind regards, -- Markonian 21:46, October 17, 2019 (UTC)
Large scale article creation[edit source]
Hi, i'm noticing some issues with the large numbers of articles you're creating - many of them lack even the most basic set of links and context, and essential formatting, and therefore must now be marked as stubs for need of users to expand them. it would be helpful if you recognized this and marked them. also, there seem to be typos creeping in, possibly due to how quickly you are creating them. For example, the article Glian has text identifying it as "Gilan" -- so which spelling is correct? we need your help as many of us don't have access to the game material you are using. Please respond to let us know you are willing to help us work on the issues with your articles -- captainmike 01:05, March 18, 2020 (UTC)
More specific article naming, please[edit source]
In several of your recent article creations, you've given the pages very generic names like mining base, Klingon mining facility and Romulan outpost. These terms can, and have, been used for any number of such places in multiple novels, games, comics, etc, and using them to refer to specific places is counterproductive at best. Please consider giving them more specific names, such as "Romulan outpost (Itarian Nebula)," or something similar, and please keep that in mind for the future. --TimPendragon (talk) 09:23, March 18, 2020 (UTC)