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Please take a moment to read the image use policy. All images uploaded to MA need a proper image licensing template as well as citations. Images without an image licensing template or citation will be removed from articles and are subject to deletion. If you have any questions about how to add the requirements or why this needs to be done, feel free to ask. -- sulfur (talk) 11:17, January 9, 2013 (UTC)

Please read the above carefully and respond here to confirm that you understand what this means. If you continue to upload images without the appropriate information, you will be blocked for a period of time. -- sulfur (talk) 23:47, January 9, 2013 (UTC)

My apologies Im in the process of fixing those images now, may I assume once copyrighted I can use those images now under fair use? -- Bkshadows (talk)

They can be. You noted that they're from "behind the scenes" on First Contact. Where did you specifically find these images? -- sulfur (talk) 02:50, January 10, 2013 (UTC)

The Website under images, first contact, behind the scenes I hope that isnt out of line? or should I cite the website as well? -- Bkshadows (talk)

We can't use those images in non-background sections, and we need to know the proper sourcing for them, and thus the actual copyright (for example, they may be photos taken by a crew member, something from a feature, a TV story, etc) for them. As such, the use of those images is questionable. -- sulfur (talk) 04:04, January 10, 2013 (UTC)

Some more things

First, you may want to check out the file use policy on naming new files, specifically that file names should use standard capitalization, IE: don't capitalize a word unless you would in a sentence. Also, "Deep Space Nine" always means the show, never the station, which uses "Deep Space 9", and since file name are suppose to be as "in-universe" as possible, a corridor on DS9 wouldn't use a file name with the "Nine", though the two you uploaded had "simpler" names available.

Images also require categories, see Help:File description page for more on that. If you're new to wikia, they think you're too simple to figure out the actual way categories are added to a page, and have made a clickly box the default method instead. You can turn that off in your user preferences, which makes copying categories when grabbing the text from other images as a template easy. - Archduk3 06:39, November 22, 2016 (UTC)

Appreciate the friendly advice! I honestly had no idea as I haven't been active on this wiki for quite some time. Bkshadows (talk)

No problem. :) - Archduk3 06:50, November 22, 2016 (UTC)

Anchors on pages

Please do not change these. These are used for incoming linking purposes, and when you change the anchor, whatever linked to that point... no longer links there. -- sulfur (talk) 00:49, January 9, 2017 (UTC)

Understood. I apologize for any confusion! Bkshadows (talk)

Image categories

It's good that you're putting image descriptions and such on your images, but please also add categories on them. For example, for pictures of humans, please add Category:Memory Alpha images (Humans) to them. -- sulfur (talk) 23:01, January 15, 2017 (UTC)

of course! I've been trying to keep up with all the image descriptions and categories, unfortunately I can be a bit forgetful at times, I'm in the process of fixing them now! Bkshadows (talk)

A couple of things

[Edit conflict]-Just a couple of issue with some of your recent changes:

  1. {{USS|Enterprise|alternate reality}} does not link to USS Enterprise, you have to use {{USS|Enterprise|NCC-1701 alternate reality}} to get there. All the links with only "alternate reality" are pointing to a disambiguation page.
  2. In 2263, the command division wore yellow/gold, operations wore red, and sciences blue. You've put people in the wrong sections, and I'm not sure why. If you've got a plan for that, sharing it would be appertained. We also only generally use one picture per "appearance" for unnamed people, which means one per episode/film, not one for every scene. Unless there's a reason to have multiple shots of someone, which doesn't seem to be the case for the ones you've uploaded.
  3. This isn't anything that's your fault, but you really need to turn off the visual editor if you want to do the work you're doing here, since it's crap and someone has to follow you around and fix the problems it causes. The visual editor barely works for for simple text editing and linking, and it doesn't work correctly with galleries at all. You'll find with it off that it doesn't take multiple edits to add text and multiple categories. This will make the recent changes page much easier to follow and allow more time to be reviewed in one go.

With the exceptions of those problems, and it's not even your fault with the whole visual editor thing, you're doing some good work. :) - Archduk3 23:16, January 15, 2017 (UTC)

Ah as I work with the visual editor on another wiki, I didn't realize the problems that it caused here. Just as an example, I see you had to add File: to pictures I added to the gallery. I wouldn't even have noticed this was issue. I will definitely keep it off when editing here in the future.
I was originally curious about the multiple shots as when I began I noticed one Star Trek Beyond character had two pictures. One of her on the bridge and another of her on the surface of Altamid. As she was one of the first beyond characters to be added on the page, I thought this was how they were all to be done. One picture on the character on the Enterprise and another on the Altamid. I quickly realized however, one picture was more than enough as not to cramp the page. Now that you've confirmed it I'll remove those double shots as well.
The colored shirts in the wrong sections seems to just have been a misunderstanding. I incorrectly assumed that blue shirts who weren't credited as "USS Enterprise Bridge Crew" in the credits of Star Trek Beyond would simply be classified as crewman. I see now they would be Sciences division crewmembers I'll put them in the appropriate categories. and Thank you! :)
Also apologizes for the last edit! on Cadrot I added him before reading this message. Bkshadows (talk)

I figured, I had just missed some in my first pass. - Archduk3 00:08, January 16, 2017 (UTC)

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