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Since you're new to Memory Alpha, I have a few links that you might want to check out:

If you have any questions, please feel free to post them in one of our forums. Thanks, and once again, welcome to Memory Alpha!

--31dot 19:07, 21 August 2008 (UTC)

Usage of talk/forum pages

Hi there. Please note that discussions regarding specific entities we already have an article about should be added to their respective talk page, not some random forum entry. Regarding your latest forum entry, the "Druoda bomb" you're talking about has an article here. When creating a new forum entry is necessary, please do so using the "Create new topic" function on one of the subpages here, as that will automatically add some "administrative" stuff to the new page - for the same reason, please do not delete any of the text that appears when you are using that function.

Last but not least, please note that both talk and forum pages should be restircted to discussions that are supposed to enhance the article in question, not "random" BBS-style talk. Thanks, Cid Highwind 15:12, 14 September 2008 (UTC)

Please pay attention to the above request, this time regarding Forum:Detachability. In case you didn't notice - when creating a forum page, there's the following line: {{XXX Thread Nav}} - don't delete that! -- Cid Highwind 15:05, 21 September 2008 (UTC)

This all still applies. "Forum:Edits to the Motion Picture DVD" is all very much applicable to Talk:Star Trek: The Motion Picture - The Director's Edition (DVD), as that is the only DVD release of that film. --Alan 14:43, 25 January 2009 (UTC)
Again, when discussing specific articles, please use their talk page. So if you have a question about the Armstrong article, please post it on Talk:Armstrong. Likewise for Edgar Allan Poe. Thank you.– Cleanse 10:57, September 10, 2009 (UTC)

Sign posts

Please remember to sign your posts with ~~~~, so we know that your comments are yours. Thanks.--31dot 18:47, 8 December 2008 (UTC)


Please make sure that you remember to add a citation for all information that you add to articles. We have to know where the information comes from originally. Thanks. -- sulfur 16:19, December 18, 2010 (UTC)

Yes, please do. - Archduk3 11:42, January 15, 2011 (UTC)

Sorry, done now. Don't rush me.--Archer4real 11:44, January 15, 2011 (UTC) ;)

Multiple Edits

Please make use of the Preview button when making edits. This allows you to see what your edit looks like before you save it, which reduces the load on the database and makes the Recent Changes page easier to read. Thanks. - Archduk3 16:15, June 7, 2011 (UTC)

"Inter Arma..." FA Nomination

Hello Archer! I was hoping you might be able to spare a few minutes to read through "Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges" and perhaps consider voting for it as an FA? Regardless, any comments you may have on the article would be greatly appreciated. Thank you! :) --| TrekFan Open a channel 19:30, August 26, 2011 (UTC)

Fact Files contribution

I was reading your recent forum post which got me intrigued. May I ask what your contribution was to the Star Trek Fact Files? --| TrekFan Open a channel 22:57, September 14, 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)


Please be careful when using apostrophes, and use the simple "single tick (')" rather than apostrophes from Word or other such editors (’). Thanks. -- sulfur 12:38, April 30, 2012 (UTC)

I must bring this up again. This also applies to quotes. Do not use fancy quotes, use simple double quotes ("). Thank you. -- sulfur (talk) 15:11, June 26, 2012 (UTC)


When creating redirects, make sure that you have no space between the '#' and the word 'redirect'. '#redirect' works, but '# redirect' does not. Thanks. -- sulfur 14:31, May 7, 2012 (UTC)

Please read this very carefully. You created two more broken redirects this morning. Please take care to create them properly. Without a space between the '#' and the word 'redirect'. -- sulfur 11:44, May 8, 2012 (UTC)

Ok, attempt #3. To redirect to the article "Ton", the redirect article "gigaton" should read as follows:

#redirect [[Ton]]

Not "# redirect Ton". Not "#Ton". "#redirect Ton". -- sulfur 11:14, May 9, 2012 (UTC)

Oops. I'll get it right in the end. Meantime, I'll keep mucking it up, you keep fixing ;)--Archer4real 13:21, May 9, 2012 (UTC)

Redirects (redux)

Rather than editing (and saving) a redirect as an empty page, just edit it and replace it with the new article. Otherwise, people clicking on that link end up on a blank page for a period of time. -- sulfur 15:56, May 14, 2012 (UTC)

Done. God, it worked! Thought it’d be a case of, “Dad I’ve got it wrong again” (YouTube a few Dick Emery sketches to see what I mean).--Archer4real 16:06, May 14, 2012 (UTC)

A couple of other notes when creating new articles:

  • Highlight the subject of the article (ie: "The Web of Pain" should actually be "The Web of Pain").
  • Ensure that you put categories on your articles.
  • Please use simple ' and " for apostrophes and quotes. Try to avoid the fancy quote and apostrophe markers.

Thanks! -- sulfur 16:12, May 14, 2012 (UTC)

I'll also ask that you bold the subject of the article in the first line, and put a category in the article. If you do not know which category to put, then please indicate that on the talk page. 31dot 10:17, May 17, 2012 (UTC)
I will again suggest that you read and abide by the above comments, especially if you are going to continue creating new articles. I do not wish to block you to get your attention, but I may do so if you do not acknowledge these comments. 31dot 18:37, May 17, 2012 (UTC)
Since you stated that you didn't know how to put categories in articles, I will say that they are put into articles by typing the following at the bottom of the page: [[Category:Category name here]]. As to which one to put, that's harder, but in many cases the category follows from the subject of the article, for example your Canary Islands article would be Category:Earth geography. If you do not know which to put, then ask someone either directly or by posting on the article's talk page. 31dot 10:16, May 19, 2012 (UTC)

This is continuing with no apparent response. As such, I am putting a temporary block in place until you respond here. -- sulfur 13:26, May 20, 2012 (UTC)

Personal attacks will not be tolerated. No one is "bullying" anyone- but we urge you to proceed in the manner I have suggested, here and in my response on Sulfur's talk page. Further personal attacks will result in a block. 31dot 10:22, May 21, 2012 (UTC)


Be careful that you are not just copying things from Wikipedia, as doing so is a copyright violation. I changed the wording slightly in the sledge article to avoid being too similar to the WP article. 31dot 13:04, June 17, 2012 (UTC)

Your first line in spatula was almost lifted verbatim from Wikipedia. I again urge you to take more care in lifting content from there. 31dot 15:38, June 23, 2012 (UTC)

Will do; must confess to being lazy and if someone's already done the work ...--Archer4real 15:42, June 23, 2012 (UTC)

Milky Way Galaxy

I'm just wondering if the term "Milky Way Galaxy" was used in all these episodes you are adding it to as a reference. 31dot (talk) 13:36, July 15, 2012 (UTC)

Very definitely: I’ve been leapfrogging in and out of a scripts website, and wherever "galaxy"s mentioned, it’s in, i.e., “The Borg. Party poopers of the galaxy” from “Drone” [1]. “Echo of a distant galaxy” from "11:59", conversely, isn’t. If you disagree, let me know your arguments and I’ll give them due consideration, before rejecting them ;-) Archer4real, 15/7/12, 14:48pm GMT

Accepted; although referring to the Milky Way Galaxy is different than using the term Milky Way Galaxy. 31dot (talk) 14:09, July 15, 2012 (UTC)

Gambit, Part II

The scene you're mentioning is just a summary of the previous episode. Alan Altshuld did not appear in the second part. I'll revert your edit again. Tom (talk) 12:38, August 19, 2012 (UTC)

Look at it this way: supposing someone were start taking an interest in Trek for the very first time with this episode. They may wonder who Yranac was and come here for details; ergo it’s as well to be ready. You can’t predict what people are going to want to know about; I personally don’t think they’ll be queuing up to look at flypaper but I recently created the article just the same. Besides "Shades of Gray" has a massive amount of uncredited stars on a very similar basis, all of whom are listed on that scintillating episode’s page. Archer4real, 19/8/12, 13:49pm GMT

"Shades of Gray" is quite different. The clips from previous episodes were part of the story in the episode and so the people who appeared in these scenes are also part of the actual story and episode. The "Last time on Star Trek" summaries at the beginning of a two-parter are different. They are just a collection of scenes before the actual episode. If someone is starting watching Trek with the second part of the two-parter he has many different ways to look up at MA for the first part and find Yranac in the first part. This would also be the smartest way to start, check out the first part of a two-parter. Tom (talk) 13:02, August 19, 2012 (UTC)
Indeed- the "last time" segments are not a part of the episode and were originally meant to refresh people's minds after the break between the episodes. 31dot (talk) 13:52, August 19, 2012 (UTC)

I was wondering if you’d get involved! My argument’s simply: if it’s on it’s in. While the above arguments are valid enough there’s a flaw: people don’t always do what’s sensible. If it were me yes, I’d watch the preceding episode before I looked up anything anywhere. Still if it’s that important somebody should assess and possibly remove additions I made to Favor the Bold, Birthright, Part 2, In Purgatory’s Shadow, Shadows and Symbols The Siege, The Homecoming and Image in the Sand. Best to go with the flow – bit upsetting though Archer4real, 19/8/12, 15:45pm GMT


Yeah, it's probably unknown to almost everyone. Questions like that are hard to answer even if you have the DVD. :(--Marhawkman (talk) 22:11, December 8, 2012 (UTC)

Article tense

Just a clarification, we use past tense for things that are or could be considered transient: ships, people, cities, nations, animals, plants, etc. We use current tense for things considered timeless, such as laws of physics, chemistry, universal concepts (love, hate, etc.), the universe, a specific galaxy or star (unless know to have ceased to exist), etc. Thus, not everything should be in past tense; there needs to be discretion and a judgement call. As such, there are bound to be grey areas as well. Note that some of the articles you recently changed to past tense (tidal locking, plasma storm, ultraviolet radiation, etc.) should *not* be in the past tense, but should remain in the current tense. -- Renegade54 (talk) 20:21, December 19, 2012 (UTC)

I still don't think you're getting the concept of when to use past tense and when to use current tense. Physical phenomena, such as type of radiation, gravity, solar terminology, particles, etc. are timeless; they should be defined and described in the present tense. Things like specific devices that utilize those phenomena may or may not exist in the fictional far future we're using as a framework, so they should be defined in the past tense, as if they don't (or may not) exist any more in MA's reference framework. Please be aware of the difference... I've had to revert quite a few of your changes recently. If you have any questions about this, please contact me or another admin. Thanks. -- Renegade54 (talk) 15:50, December 24, 2012 (UTC)

Merge template

To use the merge template, you need to put the merge target in. It is used as such (for example): {{merge with|target article to merge with}} When you use the {{tl}} template, that simply displays the template. It is designed for use on talk pages (etc) and is a "template link". -- sulfur (talk) 11:12, January 8, 2013 (UTC)


I don't care about you pointing out that something needs to be done, but please do so without criticism. This is a volunteer project and until we all get paid to do this, people do things when they can. 31dot (talk) 19:26, January 24, 2013 (UTC)

I suggest you reread the above comment. I'm sorry we don't have time to do things on your schedule. 31dot (talk) 12:01, January 29, 2013 (UTC)

Article tense, again

I'm going so say this one more time, a bit more forcefully: do NOT put articles about physics, chemistry, astronomy, etc. in the past tense. Carbon is carbon; there's no "Carbon was an element..." The basic underlying principles of the universe do not change; electrons are always electrons. Stars are always stars. Radiation is radiation. If you can't understand this, don't mess with the tense of articles. I've had to revert hundreds of your tense changes already, and I'm sure there are many more out there. Please acknowledge you've read this, since you haven't acknowledged my previous comments on the matter, and have continued to make these types of changes since I warned you previously. If you don't stop, you will be blocked; I don't know how to make it any more clear. -- Renegade54 (talk) 17:30, January 30, 2013 (UTC)

I undertand--Archer4real (talk) 18:01, January 30, 2013 (UTC)

Murphy v Lewis

Note that there are two Lewis people on an Enterprise, one on the original, one on -D. When there's only one, the preferred method is to simply use "Enterprise". I've reverted the Murphy change you made. -- sulfur (talk) 18:24, April 11, 2013 (UTC)

Blind v Blindness, and an ongoing issue

Please be certain that you are aware as to what you are actually linking to when you add links to pages. "Blind" is not the same as "Blindness". Please take the time to preview your edit and verify the link added before blindly adding it to a multitude of pages.

Whenever possible, add the link to the correct page, only adding it to redirects if you would have to pipe the link addition such as: "[[link|redirect]]". Thanks. -- sulfur (talk) 12:58, September 26, 2013 (UTC)

Point taken, although I was scrupulous not to touch duck blind hits that a search for "blind" brought up. Was “blindly adding" a joke :BTW?--Archer4real (talk) 18:15, September 26, 2013 (UTC)

An intentional pun, yes. But point being, check the links that you are adding to ensure that you are adding the correct links. -- sulfur (talk) 18:37, September 26, 2013 (UTC)

== Tense




It might be better to use "Death penalty" instead of "execution" in the links as execution is a redirect; then you're cutting out the middleman. I'm not saying go back and do them all again, just in case you do any more. 31dot (talk) 10:44, October 5, 2013 (UTC)

Wasn't planning to! You want them redone, redo them--Archer4real (talk) 10:51, October 5, 2013 (UTC)

It is not necessary to be rude, I was just making a suggestion. 31dot (talk) 10:52, October 5, 2013 (UTC)

Sorry. Had some trouble with a man who owes me money; threw myself into my 'craft' to work annoyance through. But yes, in general terms I take the point; redirected main engine to warp drive instead of warp engine just lately to avoid the middleman of which (whom?) you spoke--Archer4real (talk) 10:58, October 5, 2013 (UTC)

Recent post

Please check the dates of discussions you wish to reply to; you responded to a discussion on the ISS Enterprise page that was last posted to in 2005 and the participants are likely no longer waiting for replies. Older discussions like that should be considered archived; if you still feel it necessary to post a reply please do so in a new section at the end of the page. 31dot (talk) 22:17, February 6, 2014 (UTC)


Please note... "Deep Space 9" is the name of the space station. "Deep Space Nine" is not. -- sulfur (talk) 01:24, June 17, 2014 (UTC)

Star Trek maps project

Hi Archer4real. I'm Brandon, Senior Community Manager at Wikia. We're working on a new Star Trek project as part of the Wikia Fan Studio. To give a bit of context, Fan Studio is a program where fans on Wikia can be connected with brands from the entertainment and video gaming industries. Fans get to interact with brands and share opinions that could impact final products and releases, or whatever it may be that a partner brand is working on. This project doesn't have a partner brand involved, but it will let you be part of Fan Studio and other future projects.

This Star Trek project is based around Wikia Maps, and participants will be mapping different parts of the Star Trek universe. Participants will get to help decide what we should map as well. It could be the layout of the Enterprise, or Voyager's journey through the Delta Quadrant, or even more light-hearted subjects like Captain Kirk's romantic liaisons throughout the galaxy. Whatever the participants end up deciding. The maps that the project participants create will live on Trek Initiative, plus any other community that wants to can embed them.

As an active Memory Alpha contributor, we think you'd be great for this project. Would you like to join? Let me know on my talk page. Thanks! - Brandon Rhea(talk) 07:13, November 16, 2014 (UTC)

Regarding debris

Sorry to leave such a messy page. I'm really not good at adding huge amounts of info without my attention slipping badly, so at the end some pretty egregious stuff gets in. I am actually wanting to do a copyedit myself once my mind has cleared in a bit (not that I'm even particulary good at that anyway, but it would be criminal not to). Ultimately I submit such pages because it seems more useful to have an edited page that needs copyediting then not have the info at all, but I'm sorry to leave something where you have to step in and do so much work on. -- Capricorn (talk) 16:49, June 28, 2015 (UTC)

Jumping in. Capricorn, your work is appreciated. You've brought so much stuff into this new article that a copyedit is not that amount of work and time compared to your work and time. Tom (talk) 16:57, June 28, 2015 (UTC)

Page moves

When moving pages, please take the time (and courtesy) to update incoming links to those pages. -- sulfur (talk) 18:12, July 12, 2015 (UTC)

"why is WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY"? - Archduk3 21:23, September 29, 2016 (UTC)

Heads up

I've formally put up Hyperthyroidism for deletion per your comment. Always better to nominate it I think. -- Capricorn (talk) 22:15, December 21, 2015 (UTC)

Removed references

May I ask why you've removed such a bunch of references without an explanation from the Celsius article? Tom (talk) 16:29, January 13, 2016 (UTC)

Because I accidentally duplicated most of them recently! Duplicates gone now, and quite a few new refs added -- Archer4real (talk) 17:40, January 13, 2016 (UTC)

I see. thanks for the reply. It would be helpful when you can put in a short note in the summary field when editing an article. Tom (talk) 17:50, January 13, 2016 (UTC)

To Tom's comment... please try to add an edit summary to all edits you make. It really helps the other editors figure out what's going on. -- sulfur (talk) 17:53, January 13, 2016 (UTC)

Hubbell vs Hubble

Hey. I've reverted your changes and move. While the script spells her name "Hubble", the end credits of "Future Imperfect" spell her "Hubbell". What is seen on screen supersedes the script. Just want to let you know. Tom (talk) 19:49, May 23, 2016 (UTC)

Fine; knew nothing about it. Background note to point this out might be an idea--Archer4real (talk) 08:50, May 24, 2016 (UTC)

Oh, been done. Which is more than we can say about the "delete Bersallis system" lunacy--Archer4real (talk) 08:55, May 24, 2016 (UTC)

Page moves II

When you move pages, it's all good to fix the local incoming links. But please make sure that you ALSO fix the links on the interwiki side and to other sites. For example, when you moved "Celestial Auctioneers", it broke the link to Memory Beta, and broke the incoming interwiki links on the German and Dutch sites.

So please make sure that you go through those to correct those. Thanks. -- sulfur (talk) 10:13, October 3, 2016 (UTC)

Understood and acknowledged--Archer4real (talk) 16:31, October 3, 2016 (UTC)

Note: When moving a relatively major page, it's a REALLY good idea to put in a reason for the move. A page like "Lal" was left at that location for a reason. Major moves as such like this should go through a discussion first, instead of just getting arbitrarily moved. -- sulfur (talk) 16:53, December 4, 2016 (UTC)


Just FYI, the "reverse" form for the {{SS}} template is {{SSr}}. :) -- sulfur (talk) 13:09, November 29, 2016 (UTC)

Diolch yn fawr--Archer4real (talk) 18:53, November 29, 2016 (UTC)

Request for feedback

I'd be very grateful for your opinion on the current Featured Article nomination (Bajoran history). --36ophiuchi (talk) 14:07, February 25, 2017 (UTC)

Series name to {{s}} template

I wouldn't stress too much about these. Time is better spent on other, less menial, tasks.

I've got a bot run to go this evening that will finish those tasks (TAS is already complete, and TOS about 50% complete). -- sulfur (talk) 17:05, December 11, 2017 (UTC)

I like menial--Archer4real (talk) 10:13, December 12, 2017 (UTC)

FA review project

Hi Archer. 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 17:14, March 27, 2018 (UTC)

Broken file links

Hi. You're going through the articles on Memory Alpha and replace "..." with "& hellip;". Because of this you've orphaned a few file links as the files weren't moved. Could you keep this in mind and don't change the file links? Thanks. Tom (talk) 17:12, May 13, 2018 (UTC)

Oops; tried to be careful, obviously haven't tried hard enough in a few cases. Will do--Archer4real (talk) 08:49, May 14, 2018 (UTC)
Don't do this for episode links either. -- sulfur (talk) 18:34, June 8, 2018 (UTC)


Hello. Please stop replacing all instances of "...." with the "hellip" function; that function should only be used for the three-dot "...". --Defiant (talk) 15:29, June 22, 2018 (UTC)

Distinction please--Archer4real (talk) 10:17, June 23, 2018 (UTC)

Yeah, you're absolutely right; there is a distinction. --Defiant (talk) 10:43, June 25, 2018 (UTC)

By the way, here is quite a good page explaining how best to use ellipses grammatically: http://simplewriting.org/ellipses-ellipsis-suspension-points/ --Defiant (talk) 12:10, June 25, 2018 (UTC)

Whereas the "hellip" function is good for rendering three-dot ellipses suspension points, it shouldn't be used to nullify full stops (nor any other forms of punctuation for that matter), as they are still valid too. --Defiant (talk) 12:27, June 25, 2018 (UTC)

Understood. BTW, in some cases where a given novel’s cover synopsis is quoted I have googled it to see the usage --Archer4real (talk) 09:59, June 26, 2018 (UTC)

Okay. Also, since you were the second person to comment here, you should really have added a colon for that initial post as well as any and all your subsequent posts; it doesn't really matter in this case (I've fixed it), though it might be good to do some research on that subject too. --Defiant (talk) 11:07, June 26, 2018 (UTC)

You can find more info on what I'm referring to at the talk pages article, in the section "Standards and practices", under the second heading: "Indent posts for organization." Anyway, have a nice day. :) --Defiant (talk) 11:13, June 26, 2018 (UTC)

Hey. Please don't add "hellip" to the sidebars. It is not working, especially not in the image description section of the first image. Thanks. -- Tom (talk) 15:51, June 26, 2018 (UTC)


Actually, the MOS discourages using this at all, since we generally want users to be able to pick up editing as easily as possible. We also generally avoid unnecessary spacing or characters, but the "…" is not only more characters than just using the simple "...", but also takes up more space when rendered. - Archduk3 07:17, October 20, 2019 (UTC)

So, what's being asked of me here, if anything? To stop? I've been assiduously careful to avoid broken links. My 'rationale' for so doing is it looks tidier. The fact that, yes, it takes up five more characters (count them) has occurred but has not supplied me with a motivation to desist--Archer4real (talk) 13:36, October 20, 2019 (UTC)

Yes, I'm askimg you to stop. - Archduk3 16:39, October 20, 2019 (UTC)

Should I desist my replacements of “-” with “–”? It creates an additional (wait for it) six characters. Gasp!--Archer4real (talk) 15:58, November 3, 2019 (UTC)

You should follow the MOS, so yes, stop replacing common text with HTML markup. - Archduk3 16:31, November 3, 2019 (UTC)

This, again, again. Is there a reason these instructions don't stick? Is there a reason every couple of months someone has to tell you to follow the guidelines and policies? - Archduk3 17:49, 18 February 2021 (UTC)

If there were, would it be your worry? There are things you don't know but as elaborating would doubtless lead to comments to the effect of, "We are not here to accommodate your problems", as has been said before - won't take much to discover from whom - you must remain in ignorance. Apols for inconvenienceArcher4real (talk) 11:34, 19 February 2021 (UTC)
The MOS is not a policy. It is a rule of thumb to at best a guideline, and quite frankly I use hellips, but more so ndashs, all the time, without evoking so much as a second look from anybody. So, I don't see why this is being addressed as if it were a "huge 'STOP RUINING EVERYTHING'" issue, as was the case previously. Hell, we encourage ndashs for signing your signature on talk pages, soo... if it's not breaking anything, which is not anymore, I don't see why we need to have what could be perceived as a double standard here.
Personally, I might not be so gung ho on the hellips and would mostly limit them to replacing "[...]" in bg quotes or to cap off an "aquote" template, but that's just me. This is far from the end all be all of problems on MA, especially if the worst thing it is, is not being too simple. You've more than made up for creating excessive characters by replacing piped links with comparable redirects. Also, if you have other "things" to say, about this– feel free. –Gvsualan (talk) 12:50, 19 February 2021 (UTC)

Say ... have you just been nice to me? Gets you right there ... sniff. I really am sorry for inconveniencing anyone; not into ingratiation. Thanks for lifting block which I think was a bit much on this occasion, regardless of other slip-ups there have been. May I now put back the hellips in the case in point?Archer4real (talk) 17:22, 19 February 2021 (UTC)

Can you show me an example of what they "problem" was, I just checked back a few and saw a ndash being used and basically went off that, but I'm not going to encourage using hellips outside of the examples I gave above. –Gvsualan (talk) 17:27, 19 February 2021 (UTC)
There was just one Chief of Security's log, Deep Space 9, other than the odd few over the course of months, which makes the action taken, against me I mean, all the more unfair I thinkArcher4real (talk) 11:28, 20 February 2021 (UTC)


Hi! This is (most likely) the wrong way of doing this, but I’ve never tried to leave a message to a specific user in this forum (or anything but read), so feel free to delete this right away! I just read the article about DS9, episode ‘Rejoined’ and it lists you as a main contributor. I guess this whole thing was written a super long time ago, but I still wanted to express how much I enjoyed reading it! There have been so much interesting (side) information that have not appeared on other sites and I had a great time reading about it. I know (no, I think if I interpret the user-icons correctly) that it was a joined effort, but I won’t add more (wrong) posts to more user sites xD Anyway, thank you a lot for it! I truly enjoyed reading all of it! 01:12, September 7, 2018 (UTC)Catherine (signing this is a moot point but see it as a sign that I’ve tried my best!)


Feel free to finish changing all the links that go along with your page moves.... --Alan (talk) 11:18, October 2, 2018 (UTC)

You got half of it done. It would sure be swell to get this wrapped up.--Alan (talk) 01:39, October 3, 2018 (UTC)

I've done as many as I can, which is to say as many as I know how to find-- 14:32, October 3, 2018 (UTC)

Next time use the What links here, which gives you a time list of whatever links to the page you're looking to find links for. With that said, it looks like another user took care of the rest of the links. So thanks anyway. :)--Alan (talk) 14:45, October 3, 2018 (UTC)

Voyager scripts

Regarding your lament here, some Voyager scripts can be found online here. Many (probably most) notes on other scripts are courtesy of Defiant, who has a large personal collection. -- Capricorn (talk) 10:20, December 5, 2019 (UTC)

== Redirects ==

Please stop creating redirects if you are not going to be correctly categorizing them. You observant enough to know how things work around here, and We don't need to spend our every morning chasing your incompleteness. I've "fixed" upwards of 30 of these the past two days. --Alan (talk) 10:15, October 14, 2020 (UTC)

Oops--Archer4real (talk) 10:17, October 14, 2020 (UTC)
FYI, redirects should be, when possible, categorized in the Category:Memory Alpha redirects tree. -- Sulfur (talk) 17:36, 4 January 2021 (UTC)
AcknowledgedArcher4real (talk) 10:46, 5 January 2021 (UTC)
Just a reminder of this... :) -- Sulfur (talk) 12:44, 5 February 2021 (UTC)
Sorry about that; I couldn't find an apt category and ran out of time before I could ask for assistanceArcher4real (talk) 16:45, 5 February 2021 (UTC)

Page moves III

Don't move pages anymore. Follow the guideline and use the talk pages and notice templates. Don't do it again, you've had more than enough chances with this. - Archduk3 05:34, 16 February 2021 (UTC)

{{novel}} template

When using this vis a vis novelizations, please make it clear that these are novelizations rather than just a "novel". Such as "the {{novel}}ization of The Motion Picture".

Thanks. -- Sulfur (talk) 13:14, 19 April 2021 (UTC)

Understood; -izations coming upArcher4real (talk) 16:17, 19 April 2021 (UTC)
Not to be finicky, but I don’t think there’s any need to add “of” to something I’ve already disambiguated; otherwise it suggests, in the case of Relics say, that it’s a novelisation of a novel. -- Archer4real (talk) 10:21, 21 April 2021 (UTC)

Grammar-wise, it is preferred. The text being read is NOT what the underlying link is. The text is "the novelization of Star Trek: The Motion Picture", and the links go out to the various relevant bits. If the text read "the novelization of Star Trek: The Motion Picture (novel)", then I agree, it would definitely suggest the novelization of a novel. But we have to write for what is there to be read, not what the links themselves are. -- Sulfur (talk) 10:40, 21 April 2021 (UTC)


Why do you change every link from "VOY Season 1|pilot episode" to "VOY Season 1|first season"? What is the point and where is the problem? Tom (talk) 18:24, 19 April 2021 (UTC)

There's no problem; just do what I want, where I want, when I want, because I want to. Now you've had a lovely old froth why not address your questions in a civilised manner instead of borderline personal attacks. You'll find it gets resultsArcher4real (talk) 09:24, 20 April 2021 (UTC)

Very helpful. I see your hostile behavior as some sort of personal problem and leave you alone. Tom (talk) 17:58, 21 April 2021 (UTC)
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