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Templates Edit

No probs. For the lesser used prefix, such as the ISS prefix, we use the {{pre}} template. The only other separate templates we have is the {{IKS}} and {{IRW}} template, but the other is a good catch for remaining prefixes, in the format {{pre|ISS|Enterprise|NCC-1701| (NCC-1701)}} (ISS Enterprise (NCC-1701)). --The Doctor 07:12, 24 April 2008 (UTC)

OK, I was just wondering because Memory Alpha had one, of course they have one for everything.--Long Live the United Earth 00:11, 25 April 2008 (UTC)


Don't forget to italicize shipnames in article texts -- for example -- USS Theseus instead of USS Theseus.

Also, it takes less space to type [[Federation]] than it does to type [[United Federation of Planets|Federation]].. you should use the shorter version from now on -- both links lead to the same article anyway. -- Captain MKB 22:18, 11 May 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for the welcome! Edit

Thank you very much for welcoming me here. :-) I did have one question I was wondering if you could help me answer. I couldn't help noticing that Iloja of Prim's view upon the evolution of intelligence in the universe strongly resembles that associated in our world with Carl Sagan (see this example: ), (Sorry...I seem to have forgotten how to code outside links into Wikias!! Guess that makes another question.) Nerys Ghemor 23:54, 13 July 2008 (UTC)

  • Hah...leave it to me to not finish my sentence. The question I intended to ask was, where is the appropriate part of an article to put a connection between the Trek world and the real world? Nerys Ghemor 01:13, 14 July 2008 (UTC)
    • I see. My last real stint over at a Wiki was with Wookieepedia, and there they do list such things at the bottom of the article--when I didn't seem to see it here, I felt it appropriate to ask just in case. ;-) Thanks! Nerys Ghemor 01:18, 14 July 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for the hintsEdit

I really appreciate your help! I'm probably going to have to copy out of articles that already have the proper formatting for awhile until I remember it off the top of my head...that's how I got the code for the Cardassian ships, by using existing articles as a template for my own. Leave it to me to learn their codes first! ;-) And thanks for fixing Thrax's article--I was afraid of causing some BIG issues with that. My next little issue along those lines will be to figure out how to account for the Cardassian officers Gavron and Tak--but there's apparently already a Tellarite named Gavron and a Cardassian ship called the Tak... Nerys Ghemor 01:28, 28 July 2008 (UTC)

Thanks...that would be great! :-) Nerys Ghemor 04:44, 1 August 2008 (UTC)

Policies and needs? Edit

Hey, I just checked out the "article" on the Cardassians over at the SciFi Wiki. Dang...I can see a lot is needed! Before I get started, I'd like to know what the policies are there about using work from other wikis, so I can get an idea of what sort of pace I can move at. Since I work full-time, that'll help me to give you a better idea of what kind of help I might be able to provide. Thanks! (P.S.: I would've replied over there, but somebody's put an outside link on your talk page that is causing problems when I try to edit.) Nerys Ghemor 03:08, 3 August 2008 (UTC)

States/Governments Edit

Hello, I've noticed in your formatting of several pages you've changed the references subsection of "States and organizations" to "Governments and organizations". This is a change which actually limits the extent of that section; a government is the ruling political organization of a state, but a state is something more than just an organzation. In other words you are removing states form that section, and replacing it with a specific type of organzation already covered by the word organization in the section title.

Also I noticed you've been calling these edits formatting, which is great - I don't know the extent you wish to format, but if you wanted to/were willing to do so in the process of your edits, many of the pages you’ve edited are formatted to the old system, which we have moved away from. The new page style is detailed here: Memory Beta:Style, the Layout template specifically details the new format for a novel/episode/comic/etc page. Thanks. --8of5 17:49, 11 August 2008 (UTC)

Re: my talk page - Not to worry, I can certainly understand how it could be confusing, we've revised the suggested formatting a few times in the last couple of years and there are still a lot of pages using formatting from one or two iterations back, so it's great we have people like you who want to establish the uniformity.
Just looking at your recent revised edits are one or two other little things: The standard image size in the info boxes at the top right of page is 220px; I would suggest for episodes only adding the Introduction/blurb section if there is an introduction existent, as unlike novels episodes don’t really have an official blurb; While the | is accepted for the spacing of references the • is the preferred formatting; Before each section fo references the : should be used to indent the list; and for starship classes the format is to put it in brackets after the ship's name
===References section title===
:bananacakeUSS Enterprise (Constitution-class) • Romulanstarship

So some of the edits you've just done did actually undo some correct formatting... but not to worry, you're intentions are fantastic so please do keep up the good work :) --8of5 22:47, 11 August 2008 (UTC)

The | is a bit easier to generate as it's on the keyboard, but there has been general agreement that the • is more aesthetically pleasing. To generate the •, if you look below the save page, show preview, show change, etc buttons at the bottom of the page you'll see a little box with various symbols and bits of code in blue, if you click on any of those they generate the code on the page for you, the circle can be found in the Insert section of that box. Once you have one I find the easiest way to generate them on the page is to copy and past rather than scroll down and click on it every time.
If you very strongly prefer to use the | can I at least request that you do not remove the circle formatting on pages that already use it. --8of5 23:58, 11 August 2008 (UTC)

The Cage is now perfectly formatted :) --8of5 00:15, 12 August 2008 (UTC)

Very minor tweak, for the external links section the l for link needn't be capitalised. --8of5 00:33, 12 August 2008 (UTC)
Memory_Beta:Style#References makes note of, and gives examples using, the •s. is that the sort of thing you mean? --8of5 00:57, 12 August 2008 (UTC)

Re: The Last Gunfight Edit

Re: Your question to The doctor. We keep them on one page. There are a few early episodes that managed to get different titles in the novilizations. A redriect might be handy though... --8of5 21:16, 13 August 2008 (UTC)

Well there wasn't a redirect so the links that would normally go to the episode page (via redirect from the novelization title) were red, but that's fixed now. It is a little odd that they are cited like that, I would be inclined to just cite to the episode if it was info from on-screen or the novelization if it was info specifically from the novelization. --8of5 00:31, 14 August 2008 (UTC)
Indeed, AT2Howell does have an... interesting way of doing things... though this is at least an excusably confusing/uncommon situation--8of5 00:38, 14 August 2008 (UTC)


I'm a little confused by the information removal from the Starfleet rules, regulations..exams article -- could you explain more clearly what you were trying to accomplish? -- Captain MKB 19:31, 16 August 2008 (UTC)

Re: Formating Edit

Yup it's the same for novels as episode (and comics, ebooks, short stories, novellas, movies, video games, etc) the only difference I can think of is that novels don't need the images section (apart from some of the young adult novels which were illustrated). --8of5 23:49, 18 August 2008 (UTC)

Re:Info from early excerpts Edit

It is indeed inappropriate the use pre-release information as a source. While the recent excerpt is probably entirely reliable it is not the final source and could change. I will amend the articles - the information can be given as background info, just not fact within the article proper. Though having a page for the Vesta-class already isn’t really amendable other than deletion… --8of5 01:02, 20 August 2008 (UTC)

No probs Edit

No probs, we're usually very quick on stamping on vandals here and we can't get as much trouble as we used to. Thanks for the heads up. --The Doctor 20:28, 7 September 2008 (UTC)

United EarthEdit

Normaly I'd run with it, but because of your name, I thought I'd let you have it. ENT novel: Kobayashi Maru is set in 2155. It was mentioned by Nathan Samuels that the last great nation to join the United Earth was Australia, and they did so in 2150. – AT2Howell 14:14, 10 September 2008 (UTC)


I'll consider making an account, but not now though. 06:04, 19 September 2008 (UTC)

Thanks. I've recently become interested in Star Trek after watching a few episodes of Next Generation, so I hope to stay here a while. =P User:Mcoolister/sig

Oops... I forgot I made my ~~~ "User:Mcoolister/sig" for other Wikias I'm on. XD Mcoolister

Rift Fleet Hailing Edit

Hey I caught your entry on the ISS Intrepid and I do not mind what you said I just like the ships so people can make up there own minds on what happened in the mission. I think you could also have both ships survive as long as there disabled, but the ISS Kudos is long dead. Although if the captain of the Kudos was smart (not likely) he may have sent escape pods away from his ship. If you want to talk just respond on my talk page on this Wiki, or check out my other page on the Expanded Universe I go under Rift Fleet also there plus my EU version has alot more stuff then here. Hope we can chat later! Rift Fleet 16:02, 26 September 2008 (UTC)

Update well I moved my user page to Memory Gamma, but just to clear things up you should check out my user page their. Rift Fleet 15:51, 21 October 2008 (UTC)

Fresh perspective Edit

Hi there, I wonder if you've seen the discussion going on at Talk:Double Blind? An old argument has reared its head again, and I wondered if you, as a good contributor who has recently worked to improve the wiki, had any thoughts. Thanks (: --The Doctor 20:57, 28 September 2008 (UTC)

Tags Edit

Sorry about leaving the tags. I've removed the one from Kabaka Bugunda as I don't intend to make any more contributions to Memory Beta, so won't be working on the article. Sorry. --The Doctor 21:56, 19 October 2008 (UTC)

Leaving MB? Edit

I just found myself becoming increasingly frustrated with the place and wasn't getting any enjoyment from it. Although I'm now working on my own Star Trek wiki which covers everything, so that's gonna keep me busy. --The Doctor 22:30, 19 October 2008 (UTC)

Thanks Edit

Thanks for the sensible words -- few and far between lately, it seems. Your presence and positive attitude is appreciated. -- Captain MKB 14:07, 20 January 2009 (UTC)

Glad to. :)--Long Live the United Earth 21:49, 20 January 2009 (UTC)

The Romulan War Edit

It looks like you've been the big editor on this one. If you can promise you didn't miss anything, I can actually read this one without taking notes! Please give me that assurance. – AT2Howell 22:31, November 24, 2009 (UTC)


I wanted to thank you for the supportive words of late, and also to thank you for being a solid contributor who can look at the big picture. Thanks. -- Captain MKB 16:03, March 29, 2010 (UTC)

Always glad to lend a hand when possible, especcialy to you as you do a lot of good work here and also seem to take a lot of the flak. :) --Long Live the United Earth 20:52, March 29, 2010 (UTC)

Admin nomination Edit

Heya, I've decided your contributions to the site should be recognised, and your cleaning up tasks made easier, by nominating you as an admin. You'll need to accept (or reject) the nomination, here. --8of5 21:03, April 10, 2010 (UTC)

Wow, thanks. :)--Long Live the United Earth 21:31, April 10, 2010 (UTC)
Congratulations, UESPArules, you are now an administrator :D. --The Doctor 19:37, April 17, 2010 (UTC)
Muchos gracias Doc and the others that approved this. :D--Long Live the United Earth 22:00, April 17, 2010 (UTC)

Yeah, congrats dude! – AT2Howell 13:21, April 19, 2010 (UTC)

Thanks AT2. :)--Long Live the United Earth 22:09, April 19, 2010 (UTC)

Thank youEdit

Thanks. -- Captain MKB 13:50, June 15, 2010 (UTC)

No problem Mike. I'll keep an eye on him more from now on and if you need any help with him feel free to ask me if I don't notice.--Long Live the United Earth 00:53, June 16, 2010 (UTC)

Issues Edit

Hello, I am having issues with some of User:Captainmike's recent edits, and in particular his unconstructive replies on the Memory Beta talk:Style page where I have attempted to address my issues with his edits in a way that benefits the entire community by trying to find community understanding on the purposes of what he proposes and a solution that finds an appropriate place for what he is trying to do. Mike seems to have taken it upon himself to reply to these suggestions in an entirely unconstructive and somewhat snide form. So I would appreciate it if a) you would step into the conversion to add your own opinion and stop it being a two way battle, and b) would keep an eye on Mike who I now believe is working to vandalise pages; an issue with what he is doing having been raised he continues to make the edits in question and refuses to defend them, replying only with bursts of cocky attitude. --8of5 11:38, June 20, 2010 (UTC)

If you look at that conversation, you'll notice that things proceeded as a matter of course until 8of5 took some thought-out comments of mine on what I had been doing and responded with a snide comment 'that argument is completely ridiculous' ... so basically, I'd hope that 8of5 ends up being held to the same standard of 'not being snide' that he proposes you apply to me.
In fact, proposing rules to the wiki, and then stonewalling any thought-out suggestions on how to alter them from an original structure, is quite self-centric and not at all cooperative. I'd ask that we reach an agreement to stop 8of5's heavy-handed rule changes that the average user is not able to make suggestions to without the snide comment I received. -- Captain MKB 13:51, June 20, 2010 (UTC)

Dear fellow admin, in response to Captain Mike’s request I would like to point out that, despite his consistently antagonistic attitude towards me, I do recognise Mike is not, nor has ever been, a vandal. As Mike has explained to me, his comments were intended to cool off our heated discussion by marking his withdrawal. My misinterpretation of this as a threat led to Mike taking it much more personally than the situation required, and resulted in the subsequent ongoing confrontation of the past few days.

The original discussion that started this has now almost settled at a satisfactory outcome for all parties. Though a few more voices would help determine the exact outcome, so your further input would be useful. Additionally Mike and I have clashed on a couple of other discussions in recent days, not helped by us both apparently being under the impression we are actively targeting each other. I will not speak for Mike but I can reassure this is not the case on my part. Never the less we remain at a stalemate on several topics, so addition inputs would be useful there as well. Thank you. --8of5 23:20, June 23, 2010 (UTC)

Possible Membership? Edit

Hello, UESPArules!

Uh, about my possible membership. The computer that I am using now, is one that I got as a gift for Christmas 2009, replacing the one that I got for Christmas 2008. Which in turn was a replacement for another gift from Christmas 2007.

The thing is, any membership data stored on my previous computers, in the e-mail caches, didn't make it to this one.

So I don't remember if I joined before or not, without the visual aids of such e-mails.

Sure, this place seems like it might be a site I'd join, but I don't want to reapply everytime I get a new computer, because if I am a member now, I'd prefer to keep my original membership screen name, et cetera.

This dilemna has happened to me before at other sites, including the one that was created for me as a gift!

Oh and by the way, perhaps my ISP e-mail service has also changed like my mailing and residental one has been due to 911 compatibility upgrades.

So how do I find out if I am a member now without having to to the trial and error method of reapplying?

Happy Summer!

I may be contacted via e-mail!

I'm honestly not sure how to help you with that beyond suggesting that you sign-up again. Perhaps one of my fellow Admins can help you. And thanks for considering signing-up.--Long Live the United Earth 19:22, June 26, 2010 (UTC)

Copying from Memory-Alpha Edit

I promise that it won't happen again.

Marvel and DC editor 8:00, June 30, 2010 (UTC)

That's all that I ask. :)--Long Live the United Earth 22:15, June 30, 2010 (UTC)


Capt. Mike must not be on right now. If you are, could you please ban as a vandal? We've had problems with this guy before. – AT2Howell 19:15, October 29, 2010 (UTC)

Dealt with. -- sulfur 02:23, October 30, 2010 (UTC)

Admin noteEdit

Just worth noting, there has been a disruptive user returning to the wiki, a previous vandal, posting off topic data and other disruptive activity. I've had to revert a good deal of the recent edits, including one made to an article I was working on (apparently to 'bait' me).. since you also have a history of dealing with this person, I'd like to ask and advise that you take a role in copyediting some of the nonsensical/off-topic behavior if it should happen during your presence and in my absence. Respond here if there's anything you like to note to further the handling of the situation... -- Captain MKB 23:59, January 2, 2011 (UTC)

Help me out hereEdit

Hey, if you've got a minute, could you help define just how many "extremely numerous" is? Would you think it would suggest a number greater than five? - AT2Howell 20:19, March 14, 2011 (UTC)

Featured articles Edit

Hi UESPA, I've taken some time to look at the featured article nominations, and I've left some thoughts with regards to them. I don't know if I was being to harsh, but if you get a minute, can you take a look. Thanks. --The Doctor 10:23, January 14, 2012 (UTC)

Not harsh at all doc, all entirely reasonable. Thanks for taking the time to look.--Long Live the United Earth 05:15, January 15, 2012 (UTC)

"Image" vs "File"Edit

Please ensure that you use "File" for images from now on. The "Image" namespace has been deprecated, and we're trying to convert all of the mentions from one to the other. Thanks. -- sulfur 03:32, January 30, 2012 (UTC)

My bad, I'll keep it in mind.--Long Live the United Earth 17:44, January 30, 2012 (UTC)

Science officer vs Operation managerEdit

Just to let you know, i reverted your last edit on VOY comic: "Relicquest, Part Two", as Kim is referred to as the science officer and not a operations manager, i know science officer is not his established post but it is also possible that he was assigned as sci-officer during the Relicquest events. --Captain riggs 01:54, June 20, 2012 (UTC)

Uhhh, I do believe you've contacted the wrong person captain. I haven't ever edited that page.--Long Live the United Earth 02:11, June 20, 2012 (UTC)

Yes you're right i'm really sorry about the mix up.--Captain riggs 04:09, June 20, 2012 (UTC)

Not a problem, I was just rather confused for a minute.--Long Live the United Earth 22:07, June 22, 2012 (UTC)


When moving a page to a new location to create a disambiguation page, please make sure that you fix all of the incoming links too. Thanks. -- sulfur (talk) 23:06, December 23, 2012 (UTC)

I knew I forgot something, thanks Sulfur.--Long Live the United Earth (talk) 06:46, December 24, 2012 (UTC)


I would be happy to explain why you need an image, because you have the page and yet, no photo and what I like seeing is at least a photo on something that is known and if it is not known, then some people will probably want to get a glimpse of the weapon, that's all.---Mr.Secord (talk) 16:56, May 12, 2013 (UTC)

Thank you but how do you cite things---Mr.Secord (talk) 19:54, May 12, 2013 (UTC)

Thank you---Mr.Secord (talk) 20:43, May 12, 2013 (UTC)

pardon me Edit

Pardon me, but I am starting a new star trek wiki to be an exclusive database for the rebooted series, operating under the philosophy that the reboots laws of canon are different (more or less, pretending the comics, games, and other stuff is canon emphasis on PRETENDING) this is the site I am not exactly sure what to do, or where to go with this . . . but I ask kindly if this wiki can use content from memory beta, and if not . . . I ask a smaller favor, that you simply mirror any reboot-related edits you do here on that wiki. If . . . you do not want to do either, I understand. Off-topic though I did create a page for the Phaedans on the alien species wiki (seen here) if you desire to use any content, or information from it . . . please feel free. ralok (talk)

also, I would like permission to use content from this wiki, to use on the "Alien Species Wiki" some of our members may have already used content from this wiki (and memory alpha) and I am deeply sorry for that, and I wil ltry to prevent it at any and all occassions. But I would like permission to use pages for animals, plants, as to save time on the Alien Species wiki . . . ralok (talk) 21:21, June 3, 2013 (UTC)

I'm honestly not sure what to tell you on this. I suggest you ask Sulfur or bring it up in a forum posting.--Long Live the United Earth (talk) 21:53, June 3, 2013 (UTC)
Well thank you for your time. ralok (talk) 21:59, June 3, 2013 (UTC)


Hey. I've been doing some work on setting up a page for some of the ships featured in The Assassination Game. I had to add a page for The Potemkin featured in that book. I want to add that ship to the NavBox of Alt-Universe Constitution-classes and the NavBox for Ships named potemkin! Thanks for your help! Praxjarvin (talk) 22:52, June 9, 2013 (UTC)

You don't have to ask permission to add it into those boxes, just edit the templates those boxes are in.--Long Live the United Earth (talk) 00:30, June 10, 2013 (UTC)


Hey got your message. I think the citation comes from the fact that I found an article called the Sigma class that identifies Starbase 257 as being of the Sigma class. And since Starbases 257 and 375 looked alike (as evidence when watching the following episodes: "A Time to Stand", "Sons and Daughters", "Behind the Lines" "Favor the Bold" (which feature 375) and "Valiant" (which features 257)). I assumed that the 2 stations were the same. Meste17 (talk) 20:48, June 13, 2013 (UTC)

Takashi KimuraEdit

I didn't mean to blank the Takashi Kimura page, but it was set as a redirect to the Lars Eriksen page and I'm not sure how to fix it -- User:USS Horizon (talk) 23:41, July 7, 2013 (UTC)

Nomination for adminshipEdit

Hello. I nominated myself for adminship five days ago but it doesn't seem to have attracted much (well, any) attention so far. If you and the other admins could consider my application, I would really appreciate it! --GusF (talk) 18:54, July 30, 2013 (UTC)

And I have now responded! :)--Long Live the United Earth (talk) 18:16, August 1, 2013 (UTC)

non relevant information Edit

Hello UESPArules, I just went through the pages of Zeta Reticuli and found them full of information that is not relevant to Star Trek television series, movies or the spin off material such as comics, books, games etc.

A lot of these references are to either the Alien movies or the Space Above and Beyond show.

It is unclear to me what material is relevant (names of planets and their make up/composition) and what material should definitely be removed.

I think one of the moderators who knows the canon material and spin off material the best should have a look at this and delete all irrelevant material.--The Dutch Ghost (talk) 01:20, August 1, 2015 (UTC)

Addition; the following page's material originates from the Dune novels

Thanks for the assistance!--Long Live the United Earth (talk) 04:44, August 2, 2015 (UTC)

No problem, I find Memory Beta a good source of information on a lot of Star Trek spin off material and rather don't want to see it cluttered with stuff best reserved for the Star Trek Fan Fiction wiki.--The Dutch Ghost (talk) 18:31, August 2, 2015 (UTC)

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