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Please make sure you have read and understood Memory Alpha's category approval policy before editing this page. Category suggestions can be used to suggest a single category, multiple categories in the same "tree branch" or "parent category," or to determine which categories will contain or be contained by other categories. From there, they may either be approved and enacted by moving the discussion from this page to the new category's talk page, or, if not approved, moving the discussion from here to the category suggestion archive.

One of the reasons we discuss categories first is because we need to ensure that the category tag, when circumstances call for it, contains the correct sort keys to arrange the list in a predetermined order.

This page is broken down into sections:

  • In-universe categories: These categories are intended to be use for in-universe articles, and should be named to maintain Memory Alpha's POV.
  • Production POV categories: These categories are for use on production articles, which are written from the real world POV, and as such should be have the {{real world}} template on them.
  • Maintenance categories: These categories are used in the maintenance of Memory Alpha, and would include the audio and image files for example. These categories can have either a in-universe or real world POV.

In-universe categories Edit

Brain Edit

A subcat to Category:Anatomy with all the anatomical parts of the brain as well as things like neurotransmitters etc. There is a list on the brain page to start this category. The preceding unsigned comment was added by Kennelly (talk • contribs) at 14:49, December 15, 2016 (UTC).

I like the idea, but is that the best name for it? How about "Nervous system"? --LauraCC (talk) 15:56, December 16, 2016 (UTC)
"Brain anatomy" seems like the obvious term for what you seem to want to be doing. I too think that "brain" is a bit too vague: it seems like the proposed category would be intended for brain components, but if it's just called "brain" people might not get that and put things like "lobotomy", "cranial implant" or "aneurysm" in it. Otherwise, Support. -- Capricorn (talk) 08:17, December 18, 2016 (UTC)
I suppose if there are enough that fall into such a category, we could add "neurological conditions" as well. --LauraCC (talk) 18:29, December 22, 2016 (UTC)

Holoprograms Edit

Janeway Lambda One

For all characters\places/things appearing in that holoprogram.

--LauraCC (talk) 19:18, December 29, 2016 (UTC)

Sherlock Holmes program 3A

For everything appearing in that program.

etc...--LauraCC (talk) 16:50, December 30, 2016 (UTC)

This seems like diminishing returns from the 233 page Dixon Hill category. Are these pages too much for their articles? Are any of them they really in danger of being lost in the shuffle? - Archduk3 17:04, December 30, 2016 (UTC)

It's not that they wouldn't retain their other categorizations, just gain a new one. --LauraCC (talk) 17:06, December 30, 2016 (UTC)

I'm asking why, other than the fact that we have some for much larger and more inclusive programs, do we need these? The articles on the programs seem like they would be enough. - Archduk3 17:40, December 30, 2016 (UTC)

Consistency, chiefly. I wonder if you think Category:The Adventures of Flotter would have worked better as a template then. Separated by "stories", "characters", and "locations"? --LauraCC (talk) 17:42, December 30, 2016 (UTC)

Yeah, I don't think we "needed" that one either. We don't "need" templates to list links on pages where all the relevant subjects are already linked, and we don't "need" categories to group them together if the main article already does that. - Archduk3 18:12, December 30, 2016 (UTC)

It looks nicer, perhaps. And aids those who wish to find all related topics at a glance or who see the world differently (more visual learners than readers). To allow people of different learning styles/intelligence types to understand their way. I don't know. It doesn't have to be that way. It's just that there have been new templates created and old ones deleted, categories made into templates and vice's hard sometimes to know which more people will support or like. --LauraCC (talk) 18:15, December 30, 2016 (UTC)

Start with what problem you want to solve, and then ask yourself what the most natural solution is. Refine from there, making sure you have an actual problem and your solutions don't create more problems than they solve. That said, templates and categories go after subsections and lists on the hierarchy of solutions in a wiki. - Archduk3 18:23, December 30, 2016 (UTC)

My intention was to show/list things which are mentioned/seen in these programs. Maybe Dixon Hill should be weeded, or split into two: a) things seen/said when Picard plays the program and b)stuff from that lit Data was reading, like Silent Forrester. --LauraCC (talk) 18:29, December 30, 2016 (UTC)

Talaxia Edit

A category for all things relating to Talaxia, such as all the foods, Talaxian rondo, etc. --LauraCC (talk) 18:42, January 10, 2017 (UTC)

Why does this need to be a category and not a template, or exist at all for that matter? - Archduk3 20:04, January 10, 2017 (UTC)

There are categories for Qo'nos, Bajor, etc. that people have used to categorize things from that place that don't fall into any other category related to the place. --LauraCC (talk) 20:06, January 10, 2017 (UTC)

...and that says nothing about why this one needs to exist. Those categories serve a function that can't be filled by an article or template reasonably or as well as a category does, so why is a category the best option for this case, and why do we need anything beyond a list on the article? - Archduk3 20:12, January 10, 2017 (UTC)

I was just going by what's been done in the past. I suppose it could be done with a list. --LauraCC (talk) 20:16, January 10, 2017 (UTC)

Production POV categories Edit

E3 award winners and nominees Edit

Apparently Star Trek (video game) won some E3 awards (aka "Game Critics Awards") [1], and Star Trek: Bridge Crew was nominated recently for best vr game. [2] I'm still unsure which one is the proper name for the award, hence my hesitation to add it to the awards page. --LauraCC (talk) 17:23, December 31, 2016 (UTC)

Also, would the expo itself get its own page (like some magazines have, such as Prosthetics, which isn't an exclusively Trek publication) or a section on a general expo page? [3] --LauraCC (talk) 17:35, December 31, 2016 (UTC)

Puppeteers Edit

A subcat of "Category:Performers"(?) for all who operated puppets on a Star Trek production.

--LauraCC (talk) 16:57, January 12, 2017 (UTC)

Maintenance categories Edit

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