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Please note that I reverted your changes to the order of the Movies directors page as it was previously in alphabetical order by last name, in the same way as all of our other similar production lists. -- Sulfur 16:11, 21 May 2008 (UTC)

Trek movie info pages

Hi, Alientraveller. A few of us have further discussed your suggestion regarding the creation of userpages for info from the Star Trek film. The general decision is that it's just not a good idea. Please read the entire discussion on my talk page for the reasons. Sorry if I initially misled you, but the truth is, I should have involved the community in this discussion before giving you the "go ahead." --From Andoria with Love 20:55, 7 March 2009 (UTC)

Image uploads

Make sure that you cite your images properly on your uploads. All images from the new movie should have the following text at the end of the description (before the license):


That will indicate the source. Please also make sure that all descriptions are in the correct POV and that you give apt categories to the images. Thanks! -- sulfur 19:00, November 16, 2009 (UTC)

Just an aside, you do not need to put on the license-based category or the category listing the movie/episode that the image is from. As long as you've cited and licensed the image properly, those categories are automatically maintained. :) -- sulfur 11:29, November 17, 2009 (UTC)

The alt pages

The wording of the mirror universe articles is wrong. It has to be changed to the correct POV, see ISS Enterprise. - Archduk3:talk 11:39, December 12, 2009 (UTC)

Image reverts

Please do not revert images without giving a quick reason as to why. The only case that this is not required is when reverting obvious vandalism. Thanks. -- sulfur 16:25, January 25, 2010 (UTC)

"clear" after images

Please note that we have a template designed to handle this: {{clear}} -- it makes life a fair bit easier and simpler, and also allows us to quickly find every instance of its use without having to look for 6-7 different styles of clearing. :) -- sulfur 17:53, March 7, 2011 (UTC)

Thanks mate, was looking for a template, on other wikis it's marked as {{-}}. Alientraveller 17:54, March 7, 2011 (UTC)

New Proposal

Hello there. I wish to invite you to contribute and/or vote in this discussion on a new way of electing and retaining admins on Memory Alpha. Should you not wish to vote, your thoughts and opinions on this matter would be greatly appreciated in the "discussion" section. Kind regards, TrekFan. --| TrekFan Open a channel 11:37, September 15, 2011 (UTC)

Image uploads

When uploading images, please be certain to add categories to them. For comic book covers for IDW releases, please use Category:Memory Alpha images (IDW comic book covers). Thanks. -- sulfur 13:16, January 1, 2012 (UTC)

Thank you. --Alientraveller 16:22, January 1, 2012 (UTC)

To followup on this, when adding images, ensure that you cite them correctly in their description. Just adding the category is not acceptable. For example, your latest upload should have ({{film|11}}) at the end of the description. This will automatically add the relevant categories. Thanks. -- sulfur (talk) 19:02, September 10, 2012 (UTC)

Cool, did not know that works as a template too. :) --Alientraveller (talk) 19:07, September 10, 2012 (UTC)
Although it's been a while (looks up) :S --Alientraveller (talk) 19:07, September 10, 2012 (UTC)

Episode links and galleries

When putting in links to episodes, please use the {{e}} template. This is important. Also, when creating image galleries or adding images to them, please prepend the image names with "File:". This is not required in Mediawiki software, but makes our use of bots much easier. -- sulfur (talk) 17:14, November 20, 2012 (UTC)

Galleries. Again

When creating image galleries or adding images to them, please prepend the image names with "File:". This is not required in Mediawiki software, but makes our use of bots much easier. -- sulfur (talk) 17:23, May 9, 2013 (UTC)

Copyvio revert

Information on Wikipedia is licensed under a Creative Commons license that is incompatible to ours. This means that text can not simply be moved between the projects, and doing so constitutes a copyright violation. There has been an additional edit to the copyvio plot summary as well as an edit to the gallery, that didn't lead to visible changes. Please don't re-revert if I remove the copyright violation again - the other option would be to go for a full copyvio discussion on a page that is currently very high profile. Not really a good idea. -- Cid Highwind (talk) 20:30, May 9, 2013 (UTC)

New images

Do you know where those images are being obtained from? I think(though not sure) it's only fair use if they are directly from the film(i.e. home video). Sulfur or Cid would know better than I, though. 31dot (talk) 14:35, May 19, 2013 (UTC)

They're all taken from trailers, TV spots or publicity photos. --Alientraveller (talk) 14:39, May 19, 2013 (UTC)
The uploader as well as any subsequent user has to claim "fair use" for any image that is being used although there's a copyright to it. The exact source doesn't matter in that regard - but could matter for us internally, because not every image from a trailer is necessarily canon. --Cid Highwind (talk) 16:05, May 19, 2013 (UTC)


When creating new pages for people that have a first and last name, please ensure that you add {{DEFAULTSORT|Last, First}} to their article right before the categories. This ensures that they sort properly in the category pages. -- sulfur (talk) 23:07, May 19, 2013 (UTC)

Yeah sorry about Eric Greitens the other day. I placed a defaultsort when creating Greg Weisman's page on Wookiepedia though. :) --Alientraveller (talk) 18:46, May 20, 2013 (UTC)

Image Policy

No problem Alientraveler, I know the nurse on the Starfleet uniform (alternate reality) page wasn't the best resolution, but it was the only one of her I could find and I thought she'd be decent addition. I don't mean to cause any trouble as far as using copyrighted material. --FaNbOy1988 (talk) 03:34, May 22, 2013 (UTC)

Image licenses

Please be careful with your image licenses. There should be almost never a reason to use the base {{image fairuse}} license. For covers, please always ensure that you use the {{image fairuse cover}} license. For images posted by people on twitter (ie Edgar Wright's photo), that image is actually copyrighted to him, and the appropriate license must be used. We are using it in a fairuse context, but the correct license must be used. Thanks. -- sulfur (talk) 13:09, May 24, 2013 (UTC)

Do you mean {{image star trek}}? Because that's what I use. --Alientraveller (talk) 13:33, May 24, 2013 (UTC)

No, image paramount is good for screenshots (and that's about it), while "fairuse cover" is for covers (of anything, no matter who owns them), and "image copyright" if something is copyrighted to an individual (for example).

I bring it up because I had to do a bunch of fixes on comic covers for the ongoing #20-24 covers you uploaded recently. :) -- sulfur (talk) 13:36, May 24, 2013 (UTC)

This. Again. -- sulfur (talk) 17:30, July 23, 2013 (UTC)

Italicized Alternate Reality segments.

Just wondering why are segments concerning the alternate reality italicized? Is it to simply distinguish them or for emphasis? --FaNbOy1988 (talk) 14:47, June 12, 2013 (UTC)

Yes, to distinguish them as being events in a different timeline to the rest of information in an article. --Alientraveller (talk) 15:13, June 12, 2013 (UTC)

Wikia visit and coming stuff

Please take a look here and read things over, adding your comments at the bottom. -- sulfur (talk) 15:29, June 25, 2013 (UTC)


Hi. When you are writing comments to a discussion page, the idea of indents "::::" is not to always add one more than the previous comment, but that every new user to join a thread has a specific number of indents for all of his comments. First user has no indents, second user : indent, third user :: and fourth ::: and so on. So you can easily differentiate who is making the comment. --Pseudohuman (talk) 17:53, July 8, 2013 (UTC)

I never knew that, and I've been editing wikis for what, seven years? Thanks LOL --Alientraveller (talk) 22:47, July 8, 2013 (UTC)


See here. -- sulfur (talk) 17:30, July 23, 2013 (UTC)

Battle of Vulcan

FYI, I've got a bot ready to run through the remaining links to clean things up with the page move today. -- sulfur (talk) 19:12, August 23, 2013 (UTC)

Oh. The page already displays the "Destruction of Vulcan" header for me. To be honest, I'm not sure all pages should have it moved since the redirect describes the brief rout of the Starfleet cadet force. --Alientraveller (talk) 19:15, August 23, 2013 (UTC)

The page has been moved, but most of the links are still to "battle of vulcan". I'll be going through those links and cleaning them up as required to ensure that a) the language is appropriate, and b) they point to the appropriate location without going through the redirect when appropriate. -- sulfur (talk) 19:19, August 23, 2013 (UTC)

Khan issue 2 "special cover"

Note that in the past, we've actually uploaded those special images (even if only to show the example/etc) of one-off covers. So adding in that "blank" issue 2 cover to the article is a good idea. -- sulfur (talk) 15:50, August 30, 2013 (UTC)

That is not a memorable quote

Thank you so much. Been contributing here for almost seven years, what do I know? --Delta2373 (talk) 09:19, September 14, 2013 (UTC)

And? A character cussing still doesn't constitute a memorable quote. (Unless it's Data.) But if you ask me memorable quotes are trivial and ought to be relegated to the IMDB. --Alientraveller (talk) 10:07, September 14, 2013 (UTC)

Question about Hole saw

Is the name of that article from some background source? Because your edit sumary on creation seems to suggest it wasn't to me. I'm just asking for clarification, because if that thing wasn't named I think it would be better to bring it up for a merge with unnamed tools and technology. For one, it's not actually a hole saw, it's just something similar in concept but completely different ... -- Capricorn (talk) 03:32, April 20, 2014 (UTC)

Thanks, I wasn't aware of that article. Certainly that nifty gadget had us all stumped as to what it could be called, preventing us from ever mentioning it, especially since we couldn't assume if the brig was made of glass or metaphysic shielding. I'll merge it if that's alright then. --Alientraveller (talk) 11:01, April 20, 2014 (UTC)

Yeah few people seem to know about that page, though I think it deserves some love :D . Well ok then, I've put up the merge suggestion template. -- Capricorn (talk) 11:08, April 20, 2014 (UTC)

Removed info

The information about Manu Bennett being a Klingon in Into Darkness was added by me after I had a conversation with his agent at the FedCon last year. Tom (talk) 20:18, April 27, 2014 (UTC)

Wow, that's odd, I mean Bennett isn't a big film star but it's still weird considering he actually tends to have speaking parts. OK, feel free to revert it, but I think Bennett could do with a page here to clarify this. --Alientraveller (talk) 21:42, April 27, 2014 (UTC)

Comic pages

A couple of things... when adding these, please make sure that they're in the same format as the other comic pages on the site. A lot of work has gone into standardizing those across MA. Also, when adding images to galleries, the Gallery tool from Wikia does not add the "File:" to the start of the image. Please ensure that you add that in manually if you add a gallery. Thanks. -- sulfur (talk) 19:50, June 19, 2014 (UTC)

Acknowledged, I made a couple of errors. Could you help with my inquiry on Talk:Unnamed non-humanoids (23rd century)? --Alientraveller (talk) 20:05, June 19, 2014 (UTC)

Our style of credits for individual comic pages is also very particular. Please adhere to that format. Thank you. -- sulfur (talk) 18:55, September 24, 2014 (UTC)

Uploaded image

Hello. Please add the owner/creator of your recently uploaded file File:Bryan Hitch Jellyfish.jpg and the source in the license section. Thanks. Tom (talk) 14:19, April 11, 2015 (UTC)


I hope you'll respond to this comment. What is actually your source about the removement of the pna-inaccurate tag on J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay? Both names were not part of the interview you're listed in the summary field. Please be aware that every source should be part of the article. Tom (talk) 11:45, April 23, 2015 (UTC)

The fact they are not mentioned shows McKay and Payne have been replaced by Jung and Pegg. No source indicates they're still on the project. --Alientraveller (talk) 11:54, April 23, 2015 (UTC)

Check it before editing

Please do me a favor and check an edit before undoing. Of course I've changed it back to Tyler because it is in the "unconfirmed" section. Check the confirmed section to see Giacchino! Tom (talk) 14:54, July 12, 2015 (UTC)

My bad, missed that line. Of course Tyler could contribute given Avengers 2 was a collaboration, although IMDb just isn't reliable. --Alientraveller (talk) 15:45, July 12, 2015 (UTC)


Please read the spoiler policy as individual warning tags on the articles are not required. Thanks. Tom (talk) 20:47, December 17, 2015 (UTC)

FA review project

Hi Alientraveller. I am currently in the process of going through the FA list with a view to bringing the article's statuses up to date as some of them haven't been looked at for over ten years and have changed quite significantly in that time. Consider it a little project of mine. As an established user, I was hoping I could ask you to keep an eye on the Memory Alpha:Featured article reviews page from time to time and perhaps weigh in on any discussions there to help speed up the review process? I'm not asking you to necessarily agree with anything I post there, just trying to encourage discussion on the subject. Thanks in advance. --| TrekFan Open a channel 17:19, March 27, 2018 (UTC)

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