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This page describes one of Memory Alpha's policies and guidelines.

Please read through the policy 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.

In order to provide the most accurate and up-to-date information, Memory Alpha contains details about all Star Trek episodes and films that have been released in the United States.

Warning! Memory Alpha contains full spoilers for all aired episodes and released films.

Wikipedia has this to say about spoilers:

A spoiler is a summary or description of a narrative (or part of a narrative) that relates plot elements not revealed early in the narrative itself. Moreover, because enjoyment of the plot depends on dramatic tension and suspense, this early revelation of plot elements "spoils" the enjoyment that consumers of the narrative would otherwise have experienced.

Star Trek presents an especially difficult situation due to its worldwide popularity. Episodes and films are generally not released at the same time globally, and some markets may have to wait weeks or even years before getting the same content. This means that while some fans are eagerly discussing the latest release, others must carefully avoid spoilers or lose any benefit of surprise once they finally get to see the same thing. To reduce the chance that readers might come across information in an episode or film article that might spoil "future" productions, it is recommended to restrict any spoiler information to a "Continuity" section.

Information about upcoming episodes and films, including information from released trailers or previews, may not be included in a Memory Alpha page, aside from official cast and production information released by Paramount, CBS, or credible news sources. Moreover, this information can only be added to pages told from a "real world" point of view, such as the articles for the episodes and films themselves; pages told from an in-universe perspective, such as the articles for ships or characters, cannot contain any information from a film or episode that has not yet been released. Spoilers that violate this policy may be deleted by any user, and adding spoilers to in-universe articles may result in an administrator blocking you from editing the wiki.

Article notification

Fair warnings will be placed on several introductory pages, and individual warnings strongly recommended on related individual articles.

These articles should be marked with the relevant {{Spoiler}} template when they contain spoilers. These warnings should stay on the articles for at least two months after the film's release or final episode of the season has aired or been released in the US.