Memory Alpha:Policies and guidelines

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Memory Alpha has some policies and guidelines that have been proposed by the administrators and generally accepted by the community. Please read through the policies below to familiarize yourself with our common practices and rules. If you have any questions, suggestions, or complaints, please post them on the talk page.

General policies

Remember that above all else, Memory Alpha is an encyclopedia. Like the television shows and films, it is primarily, but not always, family oriented. It is a community that is solely devoted to the development of the Star Trek reference database; it is not a chat room or discussion forum. The talk pages are specifically for discussing the writing of articles, and nothing else.

The following are general policies concerning the overall goals and functions of Memory Alpha:

See also: Most common Memory Alpha faux pas for some useful information for newcomers.

Specific guidelines

General guidelines

Behavior guidelines

Content guidelines

Style guidelines



For day-to-day operations on Memory Alpha, enforcement can be handled by the general membership. Simply pointing out each other's mistakes (politely, of course) is generally sufficient.

For problem cases, the administrators may intervene and enforce a policy, or temporarily lock a page to let things cool down. In extreme and unusual cases, these administrators will step in to ban a user who has proven to be unusually disruptive.

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