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aka Jonathan Louis Polacek

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Please leave a message on my talk page if I can help with anything! -- Sulfur (Talk) 2012-03-28T19:33:25


When uploading images to Memory Beta, please make a point of listing where the image is from (ie, book, TV episode, etc). Thank you. -- sulfur 16:02, April 21, 2012 (UTC)

Hey CC-1990 you've put up a bunch of great Voyager cast photos. Can you source the images with the episode titles and copy-writes so that they don't get deleted? If you need coding help there are plenty of people on here who can give you some guidelines. --TardisCaptain 17:29, April 22, 2012 (UTC)
For example, I added "Encounter at Farpoint" as the episode that your Deanna Troi picture was from. Could you please start doing this yourself? I don't know what episode(s) you're getting these pictures from. -- Captain MKB 19:46, April 22, 2012 (UTC)
Just wondering if you wanted to save any of the photos you had been working on? It's been a week but you haven't revealed the info we asked for, so we're going to start deleting soon. -- Captain MKB 19:16, April 27, 2012 (UTC)

Copying of Memory Alpha articlesEdit

Please don't copy and paste articles from Memory Alpha. Also, we try and look for references to a character, location etc in a licensed source (novel, comic, video game etc) to justify an article. -- DS9 Forever 15:40, June 23, 2012 (UTC)


Hey, so I'm not sure what the problem is - despite our previous attempts to communicate with you, you have continued to upload images without any description/formatting, citations, and copyright identification. Please be aware this is a violation of copyright policies may result in the removal of your privileges to edit on this site. Please make an effort to communicate or comply before it gets to that point. -- Captain MKB 00:42, July 24, 2012 (UTC)

List of deficient images for deletionEdit

--Captain MKB 00:42, July 24, 2012 (UTC)

Still not gettingEdit

Hey, so, it seems you're ignoring our image upload requirements and uploaded more deficiently-described images today - we'll be deleting anything you add without the proper messages I've taken the time to describe above. Furthermore, if you continue to ignore the requirements, we may have to remove privileges you have to edit and upload images on this site. -- Captain MKB 15:31, September 7, 2012 (UTC)

Another warningEdit

Once again, you've gone ahead and ignored the help and communication here and have uploaded an image without any of the required information. Please respond before this escalates into something worse. -- Captain MKB 16:22, September 13, 2012 (UTC)

Another warningEdit

Once again, you've uploaded an image without required information. Please respond -- Captain MKB 22:22, October 8, 2012 (UTC)

One of the things that I have done to help me get the correct copywrite information is look at an image from the same source. Then click on edit for that image and it has the coding for the image source that you can copy over. For example the TNG Companion is from Pocket Books. I'd find another book from the same publisher, say the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Companion. Then click on the image then click on the <image name>.jpg link at the top and then click on edit. There you will see the imagesource code. Just copy that code over to your image and bingo it's got the proper copywrite information and the Wiki won't get in trouble with the publishers. I try to remember to do this just after uploading an image. But there has been a few times a few have slipped through the cracks. Luckily our fellow editors are helping to keep us on our toes. Thanks for contributing. --TardisCaptain (talk) 18:22, October 10, 2012 (UTC)

Hey CC-1990. Looks like you're slipping back into old habits and not attributing a source for your latest Kazon and Malon ship images. I know it's an easy thing to forget, but please try and get into the habit of citing your sources again. You've cited the Cardassian Union map and Skriiti images you uploaded, but not these latest ships. Please add the cites as soon as possible or the images will be deleted as per the above warnings. Thanks -- Cyfa (talk) 22:16, January 31, 2013 (UTC)

Hello again. Thanks for providing links to the source of your uploaded images, but unfortunately, the Star Trek Intelligence website is NOT a licensed source, so the links will have to go. However, some of the images on the website do appear to have come from episodes of Voyager, so you could find out where they've come from then cite the original Voyager episode and add the template for the imagesource code as Tardis Captain has instructed above. -- Cyfa (talk) 19:35, February 1, 2013 (UTC)

Images on articlesEdit

When adding images to articles, please use the "thumb" keyword as the size, rather than indicating "150px". This is more in line with our Manual of Style here on Memory Beta. Thanks! -- sulfur (talk) 17:32, January 21, 2013 (UTC)

Gorkon article and contextEdit

When adding things to articles, like your recent additions to Gorkon's article, please ensure that you are putting the additions into the appropriate context. In the case of his article, the Praxis information and bits about his death come before the Klingon Academy portion, as that portion presents contradictory information.

Also, please ensure that you add a space between the end of a sentence and the beginning of a citation. Thanks. -- sulfur (talk) 18:25, March 1, 2013 (UTC)

I'd like to note that last sentence again... please put a space between the end of a sentence (ie, the period) and the opening parenthesis of a citation (ie, the "("). Thanks -- sulfur (talk) 03:00, March 13, 2013 (UTC)

Images again Edit

Hey CC-1990, I'm trying to clean up a few things around the wiki and I would appreciate it if you fixed thefollowing images as Captain Mike told you to above. If you don't, I'm going to delete them in the next several days. Also, I would appreciate it if you fixed any other images that were not previously listed but were uploaded incorrectly, otherwise those may be deleted as well.

Thanks!--Long Live the United Earth (talk) 05:37, May 5, 2013 (UTC)

D Morwood 002 Edit

Hey, can you please provide citation and copyright info on File:D Morwood 002.jpg? Thanks!--Long Live the United Earth (talk) 20:04, June 13, 2013 (UTC)

Image: v File:Edit

When adding images to articles, please ensure you use "File:" rather than "Image:", as the "image" namespace has been deprecated. Thanks. -- sulfur (talk) 14:18, September 11, 2013 (UTC)

Comic citationsEdit

When adding these, please do not add the collection that an issue was compiled into. If it is part of a proper series, then add that, but do not list their collections as the series. Thanks. -- sulfur (talk) 19:25, October 11, 2013 (UTC)

Image uploadsEdit

When uploading images, please cite their source and add a license to them. Without those, we will have to remove the images. -- sulfur (talk) 16:26, October 25, 2013 (UTC)

Once again, you are uploading images without the proper information. If you continue to ignore this requirement, you may lose your privileges to upload images to this wiki. - Captain MKB 05:54, December 25, 2013 (UTC)

Citation linksEdit

Check out template:st, template:ed, etc. Don't use the template:a every time as it's not needed most of the time. -- sulfur (talk) 20:27, November 5, 2013 (UTC)


Once again, you are uploading images without the proper information. If you continue to ignore this requirement, you may lose your privileges to upload images to this wiki. - Captain MKB 02:36, January 28, 2014 (UTC)


When creating these new log pages, please be certain to add the appropriate category to the pages. The specific category would be Category:Logs. Thanks. -- sulfur (talk) 16:07, February 19, 2014 (UTC)

Copying from Memory AlphaEdit

Well its been a while since you've ignored a warning about this. Don't copy articles word for word from Memory Alpha.

Darwin (23rd century) has been deleted. Either write new content or leave it blank until someone who can write does so for you - but copying will not be allowed. Copied supmissions will be deleted and you will be banned for this behavior. Please respond here or you will be banned anyway for ignoring warnings (this is not the first time we've have to contact you about copying) -- Captain MKB 23:42, March 9, 2014 (UTC)

New comic articlesEdit

Can I ask what is going through your head when you create a new comic article? We've repeatedly asked you to try formatting your articles, adding necessary information and to not break rules regarding formatting.

But then you create heaps of bad formatting like Lost Apollo, Part 2. Every month. Is there any way we can convince you to try doing it correctly, instead? - Captain MKB 23:08, June 25, 2014 (UTC)


Please do not post mutilated/defaced/altered images from Star Trek sources. editing out word balloons and backgrounds serves no purpose and is highly distracting - Captain MKB 00:54, October 17, 2014 (UTC)

How is it a distraction to edit those bubbles in comics? I have not had any complaints about my other images from comics thus far. By the way can i bring back my image of Garrett if i revert back with editing those bubbles?CC-1990 (talk) 02:42, October 17, 2014 (UTC)

Well no, for some reason all the images you are uploading are heavily distorted by some sort of filter.
Don't edit out word balloons or backgrounds.
Stop using low quality filtered images. -- Captain MKB 03:06, October 17, 2014 (UTC)

Star Trek mapping project Edit

Hey CC-1990. 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 contributor on Memory Beta, we think you'd be great for this project. Would you like to join? Let me know on my talk page. Thanks! - Brandon Rhea@fandom(talk) 23:43, November 18, 2014 (UTC)

  • Fantastic! And a more limited involvement is fine, as long as there's involvement. There are many project participants so the project won't be hindered by less activity from one person, as long as you have activity. I'll send you an email to register in the Fan Studio. Let me know if you have any questions about it! - Brandon Rhea@fandom(talk) 06:42, November 19, 2014 (UTC)

HTML and comic articlesEdit

Please immediately stop adding complicated HTML sections to articles. There are templates available that provide all the formatting you are allowed to use in such sections, and as an established user, you should be able to use them.

Also, please add linebreaks when adding templates. This garbage formatting will not be tolerated. You need to make your work editable and viewable by other users.

If you still aren't sure what you are doing, please look at an established article and copy the correct formatting. -- Captain MKB 11:48, September 22, 2015 (UTC)

New articles and categoriesEdit

Hey, can you make sure that you don't forget to add a category to new articles you create? Thanks! -- sulfur (talk) 16:13, March 15, 2016 (UTC)


Once again, you are uploading images without the proper information. If you continue to ignore this requirement, you may lose your privileges to upload images to this wiki. - Captain MKB 02:36, January 28, 2014 (UTC) Captain MKB 15:01, April 7, 2016 (UTC)


Your edits to Voyages of the USS Enterprise (alternate reality NCC-1701), Jaylah, Krall and 2263 included spoilers for the new film without including the required spoiler message (you were informed of the spoiler policy when you logged into the site). Please do not ignore this policy.

ANY repeated infractions of site rules will result in a ban as you are frequently in violation of this wiki's policies and have never responded to any warnings - Captain MKB 22:55, July 22, 2016 (UTC)

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