Which one is John Boyer? Edit

The episode TOS: "Turnabout Intruder" says John Boyer played "USS Enterprise operations security guard 21", so I changed the link in this page to the same character from #20 (who clearly is someone else, in any case). However, the background info boxes of both this crewman and that of "USS Enterprise operations security guard 17" say the actor "may or may not be John Boyer" -- can anyone find out the discrepancy? A quick Google search doesn't come up with an image of him anywhere else. Thebilldude (talk) 03:35, December 21, 2016 (UTC)

The links are to page anchors, not to specific headings on the page, and very often the anchor text doesn't match the text on the page. In this case, the correct link is to "USS Enterprise operations security guard 20", which is a redirect to "Security guard #21" on the Unnamed USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) operations personnel page. Please don't go through the site changing these links without knowing fully what you're changing. Thanks! -- Renegade54 (talk) 03:56, December 21, 2016 (UTC)

I'm sorry, but this seems very unintuitive, and I don't know how I'm supposed to know what the "correct link" is. Where can I find information on this? Thebilldude (talk) 04:41, December 22, 2016 (UTC)

See the documentation for the {{anchor}} template for an explanation, and then review one of those long composite articles in source edit mode (like the one mentioned above). You'll see the anchor template used throughout the article, one for each section header. There should be a corresponding redirect for each one, and it's the redirect that should be used when linking. Several other folks may be able to explain it better than I have, since they're the ones working on the project, like sulfur or Archduk3. -- Renegade54 (talk) 05:13, December 22, 2016 (UTC)
it doesn't help that not all individuals were accounted for before the project came to fruition, so since then new people have been squeezed inbetween existing or two like people from different pages have been moved elsewhere, messing up the numbering sequence (since they're listed chronologically). Eventually it would be possible to fix them all into a logical sequence, but only once all individuals can be accounted for.--Alan del Beccio (talk) 05:22, December 22, 2016 (UTC)

No, that's OK -- I see what you're saying. I'll check out that documentation. Thanks for the info! Thebilldude (talk) 13:25, December 22, 2016 (UTC)

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