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It seems rather counter intuitive to use MA:EXAMPLE to make an MA:POINT, especially to a page that has no community input or discussion to support. --Alan (talk) 17:02, January 9, 2020 (UTC)

MA:SILENT consensus is still consensus, that's the standard layout we have been using for years, and if you got an argument to make for squishing the pna notices next to the sidebars, make it. - Archduk3 17:15, January 9, 2020 (UTC)

2384 Edit

Where is it established that it was in 2384? The preceding unsigned comment was added by SloanSection31 (talk • contribs) at 17:29, January 10, 2020 (UTC).

It wasn't. - Archduk3 17:40, January 10, 2020 (UTC)


I'm confused now, you just got through telling me not to put 2399 for anything to do with Rememberance...I was under the impression that since we aren't sure about the exact year that we'll just hold off until then.

But then--now, you're putting 2400 as the year. Curious as to why. Is that what were changing it all to? And why? When and where was this established.

Because I know of at least two sources that indicate it was 2399, but even that's not quite concrete yet as far as I can tell and other people I guess.

--Noah Tall (talk) 06:52, January 26, 2020 (UTC)

Okay nevermind, I saw your post on the talkpage.

--Noah Tall (talk) 06:56, January 26, 2020 (UTC)

Being harassed by a user Edit

This user is mentioning me on serveral posts that are in other wiki's and now they mentioned me here. I told them MORE THAN THREE TIMES to stop. I've reported it to the Fandom contact support as well. If you want screenshots of other posts that they're tagging me in (keep in mind, they're from different wiki's), do let me know. I'll be more than GLAD to share. (Uploaded it via Deviantart because I have no idea how to add an image here. :/ )

Proof of tagging me in a post on this wiki:

The preceding unsigned comment was added by TheRealKuyong (talk • contribs).

That's the Fandom discussion board. It actually has absolutely nothing to do with us. -- sulfur (talk) 01:46, January 29, 2020 (UTC)

Don't know how it has nothing to do with you guys when in the URL it says "" but ok. Can I request to be blocked on this wiki then so I don't receive notifications in the future from them? I would like to be blocked as I unfortunately do not have any use for this wiki, so I won't be using it in the future. The preceding unsigned comment was added by TheRealKuyong (talk • contribs).

Done. I've left your personal talk page open if you choose to change your mind. -- sulfur (talk) 05:58, January 29, 2020 (UTC)

Templates Edit

I've noticed this new breed of simple templates like {{captain}} or {{Enterprise}} popping up more and more. And I'm wondering, is there some kind of list somewhere? Never know where to go look for that kind of stuff... -- Capricorn (talk) 18:50, January 31, 2020 (UTC)

Everything should be listed at inline templates, but it's probably not complete since I tend to forget to add things after I'm done testing them. The format templates category is the safer bet for everything, but sometimes templates aren't ready for mainstream use, like {{mal}} (which is why it's still in the wrong category and not there). Other people have their own system for testing stuff, though if it's being used on several pages it's probably good to go. - Archduk3 19:03, January 31, 2020 (UTC)

That category is great. I'll just check if lots of pages link to the template before using them. Thanks! -- Capricorn (talk) 19:36, January 31, 2020 (UTC)

On a completely unrelated note, Archbot seems to have messed something up here. -- Capricorn (talk) 20:02, January 31, 2020 (UTC)

Image deletionEdit

Hey there! I just noticed that back in January, I marked this picture, this one and this one for speedy deletion because they weren't being used and you reverted my edit. What's their purpose? Pedronog (talk) 21:04, February 4, 2020 (UTC)

I wrote a very long winded version of this responce only to have this piece of shit apple product I'm for some reason still reluctantly using erase it all after deciding to reload the page for no reason, so here is the short, less productive version:
You clearly can't even fathom how rude that question is when you didn't even bother to RTFM, so what is the point of trying to explain something to someone if they don't care to learn? Now get off my lawn.
I'm sure the nuance is completely lost there, but I did come in 8 under par. - Archduk3 06:18, February 5, 2020 (UTC)

First of all, I completely relate to your situation (even though I don't have apple products).

Second, in no foreseeable scenario did I expect my question to be rude before submitting it (you're right, I really "can't (...) fathom"). From my point of view, it was just an innocent question, because I'm used to the deletion policy of other wikias. That being said, and please don't take this in a bad way, should we just leave the pictures alone (for their "potential")? Or should they be listed on the pages for deletion page?Pedronog (talk) 08:30, February 5, 2020 (UTC)

Par was the 48 words used on the speedy deletion notice, which should have made it clear that those images wouldn't apply for a speedy deletion. The link on the notice, and above, to the deletion policy which outlines the criteria for speedy deletions doesn't seem to have been used. That's the part that incredibly frustrating, and that's why the question was rude. You didn't come here asking why I did something, or what you may have missed or done incorrectly that required me to undo it. Instead, you asked, most likely unintentionally, how you could have been wrong, and for me to justify my actions on your terms, when the answer to the first part was readily available to you, and the second didn't even apply. You, and by extension everyone else for years now, want me to give an answer to the wrong question instead of making the answer you all actually want available to you. I hope you can see how that is problem if we want to write a wiki, and it's something that seems to be getting worse. That, or I'm just old and bitter and you ran head first into my pet peeve. I'm sure it's at least one of those.
TLDR: You used the wrong notice and deletion procedure. You should have used something like {{delete file|Unused files (Feb 2020)}} and started a deletion discussion instead. - Archduk3 07:06, February 6, 2020 (UTC)

Regarding Removed Vintage 2386 Image Edit

I noticed removal reason you wrote was "Promotional"

The reason I uploaded it is that I noticed an uncanny link between all the multiple vintage 2386 dates (to my count as far as I have been able to determine -- at least 9 references to that date has been observed throughout teaser trailer (date first noticed by trekcore) / episode visuals / episode dialog / merch / etc) -- Josiah Rowe ‎helpfully moved/evolved my interesting paragraph to the correct article. You can diff both articles, to see how my text evolved.

I'm just a fan, not promoting -- thinking about this, it might have been that upon zooming, the domain name (the star trek wines site) was visible and may have inadvertently promoted it. The "merch" overlap may have readflagged -- even though it remains interesting about all the repeated 2386 references Accidentally promoting the merch was not the intent. I just felt it was really interesting to see Picard is making 2386 a frequently reference for the vintage -- at least the useful details I wrote has been preserved by Josiah. But mea culpa about the image.

In retrospect -- I guess a low-resoution screenshot (not photograph), no browser bars, zero mentions about merch, would be better and be within guidelines. My apologies. Mdrejhon (talk) 07:46, February 5, 2020 (UTC)

The problem wasn't you showing a bit of promotional material, it was inserting yourself into it by arranging the shot and mixing things together that are under different copyrights. You can upload an image of the wine bottle, and an image of the label, and a screenshot, and then talk about the contents of those images and how they relate to each other and that's fine. You can't put all three together in the same image to create a copyrightable art arrangement of copyrighted things though. That's not fair use for discussion or coverage of the topic, that's a whole other differnet thing, which is not what we're going for. - Archduk3 07:06, February 6, 2020 (UTC)

Spoilers for ST episodesEdit

Since its been close to four months since the first three episodes of Short Trek Season 2 can we remove the spoiler tab from those pages?--Jkirk8907 (talk) 23:02, February 8, 2020 (UTC)

Six months is the magical timeline. -- sulfur (talk) 01:39, February 9, 2020 (UTC)

Higher quality imagesEdit

I don't know if there's any regulation about it or not (I never saw any), but why wouldn't a better quality image be preferable over a smaller version? I'm referring to this picture for example. Sincerely, Pedronog (talk) 16:53, February 10, 2020 (UTC)

Stop copying the address bar and use internal links WITHOUT underscores. It's lazy and people shouldn't have to clean up after you. "orbits_planet" and "orbits planet" are not the same thing.
Don't confuse size with quality.
Your upload wasn't cropped correctly, since it had black bars on the image. This also makes it seem that it's from a fullscreen presentation, which gos back to the last point. - Archduk3 17:13, February 10, 2020 (UTC)

Aftershow stuff Edit

Are you still working on the aftershow templates? If so, cool... if not, the links seem to be broken in the aftershow nav bars and TRR connects. I don't want to try to fix them and mess up what you're working on... -- Renegade54 (talk) 22:19, February 20, 2020 (UTC)

Yeah, I'm still working on it. I must be missing a bracket somewhere in the 6 templates I made to control this so it would be easy to change. I just need to find it. - Archduk3 22:48, February 20, 2020 (UTC)

Whining child advocating censorship over art Edit

Please revert the main Icheb image as the most current is too graphic and not family friendly. Thanks. 13:41, February 26, 2020 (UTC)Gem

No. Get over it or feel free to write Alex Kurtzman and complain. - Archduk3 14:26, February 26, 2020 (UTC)

I got an idea, how about someone slit your throat, we take a picture, upload it then call it art. Btw Im middle aged you n1-gg-er. The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) at 08:04, February 29, 2020 (UTC).

I have intermittent explosive disorder. I randomly go into a rage with little to no provocation. I do not mean the sadistic things I say when this happens and am sorry for any fear, discontent or annoyance I have caused because of this condition. My words during these episodes are blasphemous and hold no true meaning to how I actually feel about certain topics. I have removed my previous hateful message as I did not wish for you to see. However you deserve to know what has transpired in the meantime. I am constantly ashamed of this disability I have and truly wish no harm to come to you. It has kept me up all night. I will forever leave you and this webpage now. I hope you can forgive my disgusting words and look past this. Thank you Duke. 11:33, February 29, 2020 (UTC)Gem

No. You'll find no absolution here. I feel pretty confident that San Diego and Chicago are far enough apart to make your death threat nothing more than some good old fasion /b, but you'll understand that the internet is forever, and this is still a crime. - Archduk3 13:51, February 29, 2020 (UTC)

Recent edit to mirror universe page Edit

Greetings, I'm Hurrah.

I was wondering why you reverted my edits to the Mirror universe page. In my edit, I removed "The Tholian Web" from appearances. I believe it should not be referenced there because in the actual episode, the mirror universe featured is the universe the Defiant fell into. This is not the same mirror universe as THE mirror universe shown in "Mirror, Mirror" (TOS), featuring Spock with a beard, etc. which the page on the mirror universe is specifically referencing. For reference, the page showing all the other universes is titled Parallel universe, which does in fact mention the above mirror universe.

Please let me know if I got something wrong.

--Hurrah123456 (talk) 03:27, March 16, 2020 (UTC)

You're wrong. - Archduk3 04:22, March 16, 2020 (UTC)

Discussion PagesEdit

It's a good thing I remembered to go back and visit this page before I ended up making you ban me or whatever you were planning on doing if I did it again. For the record man, I was not posting as another user. I simply copied what he already said and pasted it on the appropriate page. I realize I should've just said "Hey this is what User:Whatshisname said on another talkpage etc, but still.

And on that subject, can we all make up our minds about where to discuss what please? Every time I or someone else start a discussion in the wrong page, I'm told "you're on the wrong talk page," so I was just trying to help out by putting it in the correct discussion page. Didn't know I was gonna get banned for it or blocked or told "this is your last warning!" People have done that to my discussion posts as well. Now if you don't want people doing that, fine, but it might be better to just send me a message on my actual user talk I'm more likely to see it before I make the same mistake again. I had already forgotten about that until today, and I think you made that post on the twenty-first or something like that. The point is I never saw it, and I basically had a whole week or so to screw it up and do the same thing again.--Noah Tall (talk) 01:02, March 30, 2020 (UTC)

You're damn right you will be blocked if you keep duplicating other users comments. If there was a real danger of that happening in the last few days, you're just making my case for me. Admins move discussions if they need to be moved, we don't duplicate posts. You can link to other discussions, you can even quote them with citations, but none of that is what happened there. Your thinking that was OK is a you problem, and not following up on your own posts is also a you problem. I'm not paid to be here, and I'm not in the business of duplicating conversations. Take responsibility for yourself.
While we're on that subject though, I can't stop people from starting discussions in the "wrong" locations. Where a discussion starts is where it is unless it's really in the wrong location. Maybe people should take five seconds and ask themselves what they really want to discuss before just posting something anywhere they happen to be at the time. I would think common sense would say if you're trying to change a policy the policy's talk page would be the "best" location for that discussion, but apparently I'm not common at all. I'm also very concerned that you think this is somehow the page that determines what we allow, when you own talk page would tell you otherwise. - Archduk3 06:07, March 30, 2020 (UTC)

User page deletion? Edit

If I want my userpage deleted, how does it work? MechQueste 16:14, March 31, 2020 (UTC)

You need wikia to delete your account, so we know at some point it won't be back. Otherwise, we need to keep your page so there aren't red links everywhere you have been. - Archduk3 16:20, March 31, 2020 (UTC)

MA:mu Edit

Hey, when you get a minute, could you take a look at the main page at mu:? I can't figure out why the image in the header panel keeps ending up displaying in the next panel down (search, I think). I've poked around with it for an hour now, and I'm stumped. It's probably something simple that I'm being stupid about, but it's driving me (more) nuts. Thanks! -- Renegade54 (talk) 21:27, April 2, 2020 (UTC)

It looks like the ad was pushing it down, assuming it's fixed now. They have been putting in tower ads in that spot, so this might leave a bunch of blank space, which is not ideal. I'm really not sure because I run a lot of blocking stuff normally. - Archduk3 22:04, April 2, 2020 (UTC)

Yeah, me too. I tend to forget about all that Wikia ad crap, since I never see any if it... but, yeah, I guess it's still there. Thanks for taking a look at it. -- Renegade54 (talk) 01:29, April 3, 2020 (UTC)

Image PolicyEdit

Hey, there! I was wondering what's the policy at MA about a character's main image. In the documentary "What We Left Behind", there is remastered footage of both Jadzia Dax and Leeta from season 5 of DS9. I could use that footage to create good profile images for them, but they both appeared after that. Should I leave the current images or upload the new ones? Pedronog (talk) 08:30, April 10, 2020 (UTC)

Generally speaking we want a "last" and "first" image, in-universe. Season 5 isn't really close to that for either of them, but if there is an image of them from around that time that isn't in the sidebar that could be changed to that footage, I would. - Archduk3 17:56, April 10, 2020 (UTC)

That's what I thought, thanks. I tried to look on the policies and guidelines, but couldn't find anything related to that. About the Leeta one, should I upload a new file to replace the current one on the Bajoran page or should I just leave it as it is? - Pedronog (talk) 18:32, April 10, 2020 (UTC)

It's not a policy or guideline, it's a standard that applies, in that we discussed it and do it but we didn't write it down. It's your call for the other one, but I know that image was probably chosen for the look on her face. - Archduk3 18:42, April 10, 2020 (UTC)

I won't touch it then... - Pedronog (talk) 19:00, April 10, 2020 (UTC)

Emergency Hologram basic installation Edit

Wouldn't it make more sense to use the direct links rather than the redirects? --Kevin W.Talk to me 00:51, April 14, 2020 (UTC)

Why would you think it would? - Archduk3 17:57, May 8, 2020 (UTC)

POV pna Edit

I'm not seeing a POV issue with that alternate universe uniforms page. Did I miss something? -- Renegade54 (talk) 18:02, April 24, 2020 (UTC)

See here. Constantly comparing the AR uniforms to the TOS uniforms in-universe is like talking about the Nightingale by comparing it to the Federation attack fighter. The connection between the two is real world, not in-universe. Since I wrote that though, DIS added another wrinkle into it in that the "prime" uniforms at that time are the Federation blue versions, unless 2258 is when the switch is made fleet wide to the TOS colored versions of those uniforms happens, meaning that comparisons to the original TOS uniforms are even more incorrect for an in-universe perspective then they were then. - Archduk3 18:12, April 24, 2020 (UTC)

Ahh, yeah, you're right... sorry, I should've noticed that, or at least read the talk page first. And the DIS uniforms are an oddity... especially after seeing the Pike and company uniforms. I'm not sure how to reconcile that... anything that we'd come up with would be speculation, since there's been no in-universe rationale. -- Renegade54 (talk) 19:22, April 24, 2020 (UTC)

Pike did at least quipped that they have the "new" uniforms on the Enterprise, but since they were in use in 2254, "new" is several years old at that point in 2257, and the Federation blue bit at least implies other colors are an option. The uniforms on the USS Cabot are the real sticking point though, since some of the crew have the DIS style TOS colored uniform while the rest are wearing variations that are even closer to the TOS uniforms, while still having the DIS styling on the shoulders but dropping the black wrap around on the neck. The rest are in straight up TOS looking shirts. - Archduk3 20:16, April 24, 2020 (UTC)

Class/Type capitalization Edit

So I'll just come to the source rather than spend my time reading endless talk pages: should Unnamed Class J starships be capitalized as "Unnamed Class J starships" for the same reason "Unnamed Type 8 shuttlecraft" are formatted? --Alan (talk) 18:47, April 28, 2020 (UTC)

It's my understanding that "Type 8" and "Class J" are the proper names of those ship types, as opposed to a general type name like cruiser or warbird, so yes. Not sure if that makes sense, but "Class J" is the like the "SR-71 Blackbird" designation while starship and reconnaissance plane are types of craft. - Archduk3 21:28, April 28, 2020 (UTC)

Starship list Edit

I was wondering if there was a list anywhere which details what Starships entered service by decade not just by century.

I'm specifically looking for information on Starships which entered service either before or on 2250.

Thanks The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) at 17:02, May 8, 2020 (UTC)‎.

No, since we generally don't have information on when a ship entered service. You could compile something from the lists we do have. - Archduk3 17:57, May 8, 2020 (UTC)
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