Necessary Edit

Is this article really necessary? The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk).

Why isn't it? Pike mentioned a parking brake in the new movie.--31dot 07:37, 13 August 2009 (UTC)

So is an infant when McCoy gives Kirk the hypo. Should there be an article for that as well? The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk).

Don't see why not. In fact there is already a talk page discussing what an infant page should entail. Edit: Hmm, it appears an "infant" page had previously existed and was deleted; it seems its information on that page was added to life span. Makes me wonder why the talk page wasn't deleted or merged elsewhere. --From Andoria with Love 12:09, November 23, 2009 (UTC)

Maybe that's a bad example but you see my point. Everything that is mentioned doesn't deserve an article. This particular "article" serves absolutely no purpose. The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk).

It's fine, the article exists and does serve a purpose. If it is ever linked directly to the internal dampeners then the article will be merged and redirected. — Morder (talk) 23:26, November 23, 2009 (UTC)

No it doesn't. The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk).

You might want to work on criticizing articles like Sector 21185, USS Alka-Selsior, and any of the numerous articles featured in Okudagrams before you criticize this obvious reference.--31dot 02:34, December 9, 2009 (UTC)

I think this should be under inertial dampers - as a general rule, if a Human calls an object one thing and Spock calls it another, Spock's term is the real name.--Ten-pint 17:43, December 17, 2009 (UTC)

Ah, marshmelons. :) The term is still valid as slang, at least. - Archduk3:talk 19:30, December 17, 2009 (UTC)
Pike said it as slang, and that is how the article describes it and categorized it as. It should stay.--31dot 19:32, December 17, 2009 (UTC)
I jumped the gun a bit on the category, but my point is still valid.--31dot 19:33, December 17, 2009 (UTC)

Damn, got me there. ;) And I should've read read it more closely - I do think the link on the quote should probably be to inertial damper, but the reference itself is fine.--Ten-pint 01:04, December 18, 2009 (UTC)