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Star Trek Into Darkness articles

Please do not create skeleton articles with no information in them simply to be the first one to create them.

If you cannot fill out some of the information, do not create an article with only a sidebar. That is not acceptable here on Memory Alpha.

Also, please make the effort to keep yourself logged in rather than making most of your edits as an IP. -- sulfur (talk) 09:44, May 9, 2013 (UTC)

I'll restate what Sulfur said; don't create articles just to create them, they need to have some information in them other than a sidebar. 31dot (talk) 14:52, May 9, 2013 (UTC)

Stardate 2260?

Hi! Is this number superimposed, mentioned or logged in the movie? I haven't seen STID yet, but online discussions seem to indicate that the only explicit number is 2259.55. The table of stardates isn't a timeline – it contains datapoints from reasonably offical sources, so if 2260 is derived from something like "One Year Later", it's not actual data. -- 16:56, May 19, 2013 (UTC)

Kirk mentions "a year had passed" since the incident with Harrison near the end of the movie. I don't want to spoil anything for you. Jkirk8907 (talk) 17:16, May 19, 2013 (UTC)JKirk8907


Just FYI, when you sign your posts on talk pages, you don't need to use the Signature button and type your name- just the button is sufficient, as it posts your name for you. 31dot (talk) 09:10, May 21, 2013 (UTC)

Jkirk8907 (talk) 10:37, May 21, 2013 (UTC)okay thanks.


Please take a moment to read the image use policy, in particular the parts about image categories and naming files, as "File:Stid-t5-46.jpg" isn't a good file name, while "File:James T. Kirk, 2259.jpg" is. Thanks. - Archduk3 06:06, May 25, 2013 (UTC)

Was there a reason you double reverted this image? - Archduk3 19:25, September 1, 2013 (UTC)

Please re-read the image use policy (linked above). Proper citation and licensing information needs to be added to every image. If you have questions about doing so, please post them here. 31dot (talk) 20:07, September 4, 2013 (UTC)

Renaming pages

Since you moved this page, without comment I might add, you need to update all the incoming links to the new name. - Archduk3 08:54, May 31, 2013 (UTC)

STOP moving pages without comment, and apparently reason. - Archduk3 08:04, June 11, 2013 (UTC)


Please note that sidebars are not replacements for material in the article. In the case of Thomas Harewood's article, please leave the BG note in the article. Do not remove it because it duplicates information in the sidebar. -- sulfur (talk) 18:38, June 6, 2013 (UTC)

Stardate 2261.147

Did you find it in a preview of #25, and if so, could you send me the link? 19:27, September 15, 2013 (UTC)

if you have itunes look up Star Trek #25 and it will show you a few pages Jkirk8907 (talk) 23:48, September 15, 2013 (UTC)

Page moves

When you are moving articles to new locations, please take the time to check "what links here" and update incoming links so that others do not have to clean up after you. Thank you. -- sulfur (talk) 10:32, September 24, 2013 (UTC)

Sulu, Commanding officer

I undid your change to the Alternate Enterprise page. See the talk page of the article and you will see why. I left an explanation for the change. --BorgKnight (talk) 08:35, January 3, 2014 (UTC)


Maybe you would like to explain why someone who can't even do basic formatting would be telling any other user, let alone an admin, no on a formatting edit. - Archduk3 06:57, January 6, 2014 (UTC)

Memorable Quotes

You need to stop adding quotes for the sake of it. A memorable quote is something memorable. A full speech for one wouldn't be consider a memorable quote. --BorgKnight (talk) 14:48, January 7, 2014 (UTC)


Please note that an article that's in a subcategory that is a member of a higher level category is considered to be a member of that higher level (i.e. parent) category as well via inheritance. Because of that, we don't explicitly add the parent category to the article. So before you add another category to an article that has already been categorized, make sure the category you're adding isn't the parent (or higher) of a category already on the article. Thanks. -- Renegade54 (talk) 21:13, July 6, 2015 (UTC)


I'd strongly recommend not using the Visual Editor to edit pages on Memory Alpha. Your recent edits to Star Trek: Ongoing, Issue 50 completely collapsed the sidebar at the top, making it very difficult for other editors to maintain.

You can change the settings for the Visual Editor in your preferences, under the 'Edit' tab. -- sulfur (talk) 10:06, September 29, 2015 (UTC)


Please note that trailers are not canon and should not be used for in-universe articles.

Further to that, nothing should be added to in-universe pages about the new movie until the new movie has actually been released.

Thanks for your understanding. -- sulfur (talk) 02:41, December 15, 2015 (UTC)

I will be sure to remember that. but I gotta ask how is a Trailer not "Canon"? Jkirk8907 (talk) 05:52, December 15, 2015 (UTC)

Do you remember the first trailer from Star Trek? With the welder? Not a single bit of that appeared in the final film. Often bits from trailers are either cut or slightly different shots are used. Same thing happened with bits in the trailers from Star Trek Into Darkness. -- sulfur (talk) 11:16, December 15, 2015 (UTC)


I haven't really seen this sort of section in other articles. Is it something you have seen around or something you have decided to add? In that specific case it seems unnecessary given that it is placed right below the section that discusses the mention. I'm also not sure we need to list both appearances and mentions when which are which is usually clear from the article. 31dot (talk) 22:22, March 26, 2016 (UTC)


Based on above comments and your contribution history, where it is apparent that you are no stranger to breaking the MA:SPOILER policy, I'm giving you fair warning that any further attempts to circumvent that policy will result in a ban from this site for, let's say the next 54 days. Thanks! --Alan del Beccio (talk) 21:37, August 1, 2017 (UTC)


Do not upload other people's images without their permission. This is a copyright violation, and is not permitted. -- Michael Warren | Talk 05:41, September 30, 2017 (UTC)

Starships in the Federation-Klingon War

Wanted to let you know I've provisionally removed the Starships in the Federation-Klingon War redlink you placed in Federation-Klingon War (2256-57). Now, I don't really know why you put it there, and what's more I don't necessarily disagree with having a page like that (in fact, I have no opinion about it). Rather, I've removed it out of caution: we don't currently have articles of this general type, and in my opinion it would probably be best to run this idea past the forum before someone starts up a whole new class of articles. I don't know if you were intending to create this article, or if you just put it up because it seemed like a good idea at the time, but there's genuinely no hard feeling here, just think this deserves some discussion first. -- Capricorn (talk) 22:33, September 30, 2017 (UTC)


Just letting you know that "Buch" and "Regie" are no roles in the fourth episode of Discovery. The two German people worked on the German dubbing version. So when adding information, please check them before. Thanks. Tom (talk) 16:12, October 13, 2017 (UTC)

Articles for in-universe portions of unaired episodes

Please don't create them. Even with everything hidden. Wait until the episode airs. -- sulfur (talk) 02:06, January 12, 2019 (UTC)


Please don't use more episode links than necessary in these, as there is a point where they stop working correctly. If you want to mention the total number of episodes somewhere, do what is done on the Jonathan Archer page. - Archduk3 20:38, January 27, 2019 (UTC)


Next time make sure you correct all the links that go with moving one page (or section) of a page to another, and make you correct all the incoming links to the old name, FKA "USS Enterprise operations transporter chief 1" to "Pitcairn", so that they point to the new page. I had a lot of cleanup work to do because you only did half of what was required in your hurried attempt to be the first to add his page. --Alan (talk) 13:22, March 8, 2019 (UTC)

Spoiler tag

You are still forgetting to add the spoiler tag – {{spoiler|{{s|DIS}}}} – to a number of your new contributions. Please don't forget again. --Alan (talk) 13:51, March 8, 2019 (UTC)

Delete tags on images

Please don't tag images for deletion (even if you uploaded them) that are actively being used on pages. -- sulfur (talk) 02:21, August 19, 2019 (UTC)

Marking pages to delete when move needed

Instead of marking a page to delete in order to move another page, please take the "positive" route and mark the page to be moved instead. When that's done, sorting things out is more obvious and cleaner for admins to handle. -- sulfur (talk) 02:30, January 20, 2020 (UTC)

Split screen

Over at "Children of Mars", you noted that there was a split-screen segment in "Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2". I'm sure you're right, but I don’t remember at what point in the episode it was. Assuming you’re right, there should probably be a note about it (and maybe a screenshot) on the episode page. —Josiah Rowe (talk) 14:04, October 21, 2020 (UTC)

While I'm pretty sure you're wrong, since the only split screen bit I can remember in "Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2" was, an albeit non-traditional, communication between the people shown, which is why the note at "Children of Mars" is specific about that. - Archduk3 14:08, October 21, 2020 (UTC)

Appearances/References sections

FYI, please don't add these sections. All appearances should be referenced in the main text, and any references the same. If there are other references or appearances that are not contained, please add them to the talk page as a list of appearances/references that make the page incomplete. -- Sulfur (talk) 17:14, 30 October 2020 (UTC)

..because doing it that way is just plain lazy. Also, please stop creating new unapproved categories. We have a process for that, and you simply adding them to articles by themselves isn't it. Which also brings me to the point of creating redirects to unnamed individuals. Don't create these "shortcut" links until they have a destination, because I'm finding red links have no meaning to the average person who comes across from them, in fact, it makes things harder to find because what people are trying to find are links to an unnamed page and if you are on that unnamed page, you can't reverse check what links to that page when all the links are random red links you've created. --Gvsualan (talk) 17:48, 30 October 2020 (UTC)
The category thing still applies., and please leave the adding of maintenance categories to the administrators. Acknowledging our comments would be swell too. –Gvsualan (talk) 15:55, 16 November 2020 (UTC)
Roger That. --Jkirk8907 (talk) 15:58, 16 November 2020 (UTC)
Obviously not. –Gvsualan (talk) 00:44, 23 November 2020 (UTC)

Caption tags in sidebars

Please do not put formatting in these. It breaks on mobile viewing. -- Sulfur (talk) 14:21, 20 November 2020 (UTC)

Ni'Var vs Vulcan

Please use "Vulcan" for pre-planet renaming. As in, for stuff set in the TOS era... -- Sulfur (talk) 05:06, 25 December 2020 (UTC)

Episode page renames

Please don't. Unless you know what you're doing. Which you obviously did not. -- Sulfur (talk) 19:32, 31 December 2020 (UTC)

Marking unnamed redirects for deletion

Don't. Unless you've cleaned up the incoming links. Point the redirect to the new place, and THEN add the 'delete' tag BELOW the redirect. Or better, just fix the incoming links. -- Sulfur (talk) 10:14, 12 August 2021 (UTC)


Please do not add redirects such as "Sarek's wife 001" and "Sarek's son 001" to articles unless they actually are being used as a redirect to a specific location. Those are the final step in naming unnamed individuals, not the first step.

Also, please stop using article quotes AND "references" sections as a substitute for adding actual article content. It's both lazy and abuses the point of adding aquotes to articles, and we don't do "references" sections.

Finally, please stop creating new unapproved categories. You are doing this far too often. –Gvsualan (talk) 16:30, 14 March 2022 (UTC)

Thank you for ignoring this, once again. –Gvsualan (talk) 03:38, 16 March 2022 (UTC)

Doing this got you blocked two months ago. I fixed something worse with regards to this last week. These are added when everything is done...they are not starting points. Adding these at random before the content is written actually makes them less useful then after. I really don't want to have to remind you about this again, as it is clearly becoming a weekly issue.–Gvsualan (talk) 02:39, 13 May 2022 (UTC)

New Episode Titles

You've beeen here long enough to know, what is the official source for "Strange New Worlds"? Because it is not cited on the episode page whatsoever. --Gvsualan (talk) 10:25, 18 April 2022 (UTC)

I got em from here --Jkirk8907 (talk) 10:40, 18 April 2022 (UTC)
That's not an official source. -- Sulfur (talk) 11:00, 18 April 2022 (UTC)

TREKCORE is not either. –Gvsualan (talk) 11:11, 2 May 2022 (UTC)


I can't say I've yet seen you once get this right, but here is a quick rundown on how rank capitalization work:

  • Lieutenant commander is a rank.
  • Spock was a lieutenant commander;
  • Lieutenant Commander Spock is his title.

Gvsualan (talk) 14:10, 6 May 2022 (UTC)


Please don't change links to files until the file itself has been renamed. -- Sulfur (talk) 00:21, 12 May 2022 (UTC)


Please do not create new categories without going through the MA:CS process. In addition, categories should NOT be created for single articles. Ever. -- Sulfur (talk) 10:19, 19 May 2022 (UTC)

since you don't read anything

Trekmovie: originally posted on User talk:Gvsualan:

Would Trekmovie be considered an official source for Episode Titles? If not, could you tell me what is? Thanks. --Jkirk8907 (talk) 17:29, 2 May 2022 (UTC)

We are an encyclopedia that produces secondary information based on already released or officially produced primary sources like, Paramount+, et al.
Unlike MA-- TrekNews, TrekCore, etc,-- are news sources that produce secondary information based on whatever-they-deem-fit sources, but they are no more a primary source than we are. So while they may have been given early access to rumors, or are privy to early press releases, or have no qualms posting "leaked" episode lists, which they rely one – like MA relies on its own sources – their criteria for creating news isn't compatible with the our criteria in publishing an encyclopedia, because we have different endgames.
Also, as such, because we are not a news source, and our primary goal is to document the what was more so than the what will (might) be, there is no pressing need for us to hurry up and create articles for yet-to-be-released episodes when they won't (shouldn't) even be touched until the day the episode drops anyhow. –Gvsualan (talk) 18:17, 2 May 2022 (UTC)
You obviously didn't read the above, and the answer is still an emphatic NO. –Gvsualan (talk) 15:45, 19 May 2022 (UTC)

Merging articles

When you manually merge material from one article to another (such as the "Martok" one this morning), it's best practice to do the following:

  1. Use the edit summary on the article you're merging from to list what you're doing (you did this)
  2. Use the edit summary on the article you're merging to in order to list WHERE the information came from (ie "merged in from <article>")
  3. Tag the old article with a {{merge with}} template, pointing at the new article. Do NOT use the speedy delete template.

This allows an administrator to come along and properly merge the articles so that the article histories are preserved. -- Sulfur (talk) 11:24, 26 July 2022 (UTC)