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aka Alan

115,146 Edits since joining this wiki
December 3, 2004
  • I live in a van, down by the river.
  • My occupation is motivational speaker
  • I am Male
This user believes in keeping talk page conversations in one place. If you leave a comment here, expect a reply on this page. If I leave a comment somewhere else, I would hope to find a reply at the same place. Thanks.


Background performers Edit

I'm working on a new subpage for you (and others) that will contain captures of the prominent background performers that we don't have articles for, yet. I'm not including each and every one but mainly the ones that stick out. I'll be posting them here. — Morder 22:53, 9 June 2009 (UTC)

Re:Cleanup of ISS Enterprise bridge imageEdit

Hi! I saw you recently added an "image cleanup" boilerplate to this image - File:ISS Enterprise (NCC-1701) bridge.jpg. May I ask how you think the image could be improved? Since it has no black bars or borders (at least, none that I can see), am I right in thinking that you believe the image's quality could be improved? I'd like to help out, if I can! :-) --Defiant 04:05, 2 July 2009 (UTC)

Could use a new cap from the remastered episode, yes. --Alan 20:35, 2 July 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for your reply, Alan. I'd forgot those were available! I do agree that your suggestion would be a good idea. I'm personally unable to take screencaps from the remastered eps, though, so hopefully someone else can. Thanks again, Alan! :-) --Defiant 21:19, 2 July 2009 (UTC)

Hi, Alan. I saw you uploaded the remastered cap. That's fantastic! The pic's well cool, too! Great job. --Defiant 14:41, 3 July 2009 (UTC)

Great work, also, on File:Cargo bay of HMS Bounty.jpg, it's much better than my attempt (I can't do collages very well but I try, when need be!) Any chance you could let me know if you included any of my previous attempt in yours? Not only for the "created by" part of the image description page but also because I'd be interested to know how you managed to so successfully merge the caps. By the way, regarding the fairly new remasters, do you know what's up with Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country at all? It seems to have a completely different aspect ratio to the Special Edition DVD and cuts off part of the picture. Anyways, I don't mean to keep you, Alan - just thought I should let you know I'm impressed. :-) --Defiant 15:00, 3 July 2009 (UTC)

Nah, it's an old file: "Created: Monday, September 15, 2008, 7:44:11 PM." I have most all the interior caps for the BoP filed, I just never had time to do the write-ups for them after I finished everything above the "Interior" section of the article. --Alan 15:05, 3 July 2009 (UTC)

I.S.S. Enterprise Edit

You deleted I.S.S. Enterprise with the edit summery "Unused redirect: content was: '#REDIRECT ISS Enterprise' (and the only contributor was 'Emmette Hernandez Coleman'". What did you mean by "unused"?--Emmette Hernandez Coleman 22:37, 7 July 2009 (UTC)

That was almost a year ago so let me speculate: Unused = not used. Nevermind the fact that it is not is standard MA naming format and is actually more keystrokes than where it is going to: ISS Enterprise. --Alan 14:58, 8 July 2009 (UTC)
Some people could be in the habit of using periods after abbreviations, and just because nothing links to the redirect does not mean people are not typing it into the search box--Emmette Hernandez Coleman 18:27, 8 July 2009 (UTC)

Re:IRC Edit

Hey, Alan. Sorry I missed you on IRC yesterday, but I had a ton of things to do to get ready for my first week back at CNU, among other things. Also sorry for missing you this afternoon, I was actually sleeping at that time, lol! I will be online most of this evening if you want to talk. Sorry again. :( --From Andoria with Love 22:18, 23 August 2009 (UTC)

Barclay Program 15 hologramsEdit

Thank you for the help, sorry about the first incorrect page, I will be more carefull next time. User:Shamutto 14:37, 29 August 2009 (UTC)

Re:IRC Edit

Re: "Why don't you lick me?" -- Because, despite popular belief, I don't actually swing that way. ;) Seriously, though, what's up? Sorry I missed you. From this moment on I demand that you not leave until I've replied to your message, no matter how long you have to wait! That's right, a Deeeeemaaaaaaaand it!!!! So, yah, um... reply back. :P --From Andoria with Love 19:35, September 19, 2009 (UTC)

IRC keeps disconnecting me. --Alan 20:08, September 19, 2009 (UTC)

Can you give me the website where you got the Buck-Tothed Alien Image? Edit

Can you give me the website where you got the Buck-Tothed Alien Image?

Emergency turbolift Edit

I believe the merge deleted the file, since I'm getting the "No file by this name exists, but you can upload one." message. - Archduk3:talk 22:28, November 3, 2009 (UTC)

Or I could look like a big jerk since you were in the middle of several merges. Sorry for the interrupt. :) - Archduk3:talk 22:42, November 3, 2009 (UTC)


My main thought was... do we really need a 10 page treatise on shirts? Or should we just link that one to Hawaiian shirts? :) -- sulfur 16:38, November 8, 2009 (UTC)

Do we really need two? --Alan 16:40, November 8, 2009 (UTC)

Star Trek starships Edit

Hey. This may be interesting for you. I've added three images of Federation starships from the movie here. – Tom 14:54, November 13, 2009 (UTC)

Argo buggy image Edit

As you started Argo (buggy) with 2 images (first edit), I figure you might know where they are. I clicked both image links and didn't see a deletion note. I replaced the first with an existing image that fits the caption, but didn't see one among the Nemesis images for the second one. Setacourse 21:18, November 25, 2009 (UTC)

It appears that someone moved the images and forgot to update pages that linked to them. I've fixed the second image now. -- sulfur 22:45, November 25, 2009 (UTC)

Thank you Sulfur! Setacourse 22:52, November 25, 2009 (UTC)

that would be Morder... not myself. --Alan 19:13, November 29, 2009 (UTC)

Unblock request Edit

The user BlockProofed User, also known as User:, whom you blocked on October 10th of 2006, has requested to be unblocked on his talk page. As the admin who blocked him I thought you should know. You stated that it was due to block circumvention and harrasment, among other things. I don't know the circumstances of it but I did not wish to take action on his request since you dealt with it.--31dot 20:41, December 9, 2009 (UTC)

Actually Sannse blocked him for sockpuppetting indefinitely. I already talked to her about it and there's no reason to unblock him. — Morder (talk) 20:57, December 9, 2009 (UTC)

Ah- I only checked our block log.--31dot 21:14, December 9, 2009 (UTC)

How many Intrepid-class phaser arrays Edit

Shran suggested I request your input at Talk:Intrepid class#Number of Phaser Arrays, as you're a knowledgable fellow about ship specs. Setacourse 00:43, December 25, 2009 (UTC)


Sidebar Edit

I guess you're right. The talk page for the sidebar character notes that we should have one format - the most recent image first - and we tend to follow that everywhere. Though the template creator suggested otherwise. You're right that it's not a firm policy but it is an accepted one as evidenced by every character page except the few TOS ones. If we're going to have one standard for everyone one but TOS then it should be stated somewhere to avoid confusion for other editors who might do the same thing. — Morder (talk) 21:58, January 12, 2010 (UTC)

The sidebar template(s) should be updated to suit, and it should likely fit into the MOS in the character section. -- sulfur 22:04, January 12, 2010 (UTC)
I personally don't see a need for double sidebar images for most characters anyway, for the reasons of 1) the sidebar takes up too much of the the article in a section (eg. "early career/life") that is already "lite" and 2) the spinoff characters barely changed in their general appearance over their seven years and posting similar to identical images of the same individual is a redundant waste of article space. Otherwise, familiarity, as I recall, was always the guiding light towards which image was on top. 80 hours of 30 something actors vs. 6 hours of 60 something actors. --Alan 22:18, January 12, 2010 (UTC)


Hey Alan, long time no chat.

Mind if I bounce a 'user relations' question off of you, since you're active today also? What's the deal with OC? He's really upset about something but I'm not sure what he's on about. He's really clogging up my talk page. -- Captain MKB 01:48, January 31, 2010 (UTC)

He is upset that you have blocked an account that has not done any vandalism in a full week since their last block was lifted. Meaning that you have done a block on an IP address, possibly effecting multiple people, when no behavior warranted it. You did this as an honest mistake, but refuse to correct it. --OuroborosCobra talk 01:50, January 31, 2010 (UTC)

Darndest thing, OC -- every time I go to the block page, i get this message at the top of my screen saying I have a new talk page message. So I go to my talk page to read what's been written, and then I realize "oh, I navigated away from that other page before I finished changing that block setting". I guess it's really slowing me down from getting this situation dealt with. I must be lazy, just slowly chugging along trying slovenly to try and figure out how to work those darn checkboxes...

Sorry, Alan. -- Captain MKB 01:55, January 31, 2010 (UTC)

Unlikely, since you openly stated on your talk page that you have no intention of getting the situation dealt with via changing anything on block settings. --OuroborosCobra talk 01:57, January 31, 2010 (UTC)
No, I initially thought you had permissions to fix the setting, which was another error on my part, I interpreted your interest as your willingness to help figure out why the vandalism page had been expanded. I said it could be fixed, and I meant that. Instead of just saying "Gee, I'm not an admin", you launched into a long-winded and somewhat mean-spirited summary of my mistake(s) even as I started to open some tabs to clean up the vandalism page. After really trying to not take you seriously when you called me lazy and started showing your outrage, I'm kind of waiting for you to calm down, now, I guess, before I finish my administrative duties here. If I'd gone out for pizza, I guess Alan could have helped with the unblocking, as I would've been unable to answer your messages, OC. -- Captain MKB 02:14, January 31, 2010 (UTC)
Had you been out for a pizza and unable to answer my posts, you would have been unable to say you were doing the exact opposite of what you now claim you were doing. Which is entirely what caused this negativity on my part. You've now flipped and flopped on what you claim you were doing, intended to do, wanted to do, more times than I can count. Gee, you're wondering why someone might not get what it is you're doing? --OuroborosCobra talk 02:19, January 31, 2010 (UTC)
I guess all this conversation, along with your negativity, has made me quite confused as to what was more important: fixing that block setting, or answering your criticism. Even now, I'm just not sure whether I've stated exactly what my intention was. One sad note, however: I don't have enough cash on me to buy pizza. :( - Captain MKB 02:22, January 31, 2010 (UTC)


Will you please drop in on User Edisonfilms? He is currently in the process of vandalizing MA, some of which I've reversed. Blair2009 03:33, February 21, 2010 (UTC)

The creator of the Cardassian Guard article Edit

The creator (Kyle) is very much to blame - he made an off-the-cuff decision without taking into consideration this impossible procedure for moving the article to another title. If he had named it "Cardassian military" from the start, none of this would've happened.

I've had to bend over backwards to demonstrate the obvious, namely that Gul Jasad never said that the Cardassian Guard is the military, but for whatever reason nobody wants to hear this - it's as if a nebulous consensus of people who haven't entered the discussion is more important than listening to a quote from the show. I'm not sure what the problem is here - what would be so wrong with moving the article to "Cardassian military"? Is MA supposed to be canon-derived or not? – NotOfTheBody 19:17, February 22, 2010 (UTC)

First of all, you need to check your facts before you go pointing fingers at people. "Kyle" did not create the name nor even prominently mention the name "Cardassian Guard" in any of his edits, and is in no way to blame for the discussion.
Second, you need to stop overdramatizing everyting by talking so much. No one is reading, replying or responding to your little naming vendettas because you are writing massive blocks of text that no one cares to read. In fact, I didn't even read what you wrote above beyond the name Kyle because I know don't have the desire to be innundated with the lack of succinctness. --Alan 19:41, February 22, 2010 (UTC)

Sorry, it was Tim Thomason who later moved it there, and his argument (as seen on the Romulan Guard page) is that making an assumption is fine. Mine is that it's equal to creativity, and MA isn't allowed to create, so we need to use "Cardassian military". It's a matter of MA principles, not so much the specific point of contention. Is that succinct enough for you? – NotOfTheBody 20:29, February 22, 2010 (UTC)

Kahless the UnforgettableEdit

Hi, you had commented on my talk page back in 2008 to put in the cut legends about Kahless from Birthright II in the background section. I only noticed that comment now. I've added the information back in; better late than never! Puritan 17:46, July 3, 2010 (UTC)

HMS Enterprize Photo Edit

I love that photo! It might be because it's awesome. Period. Or that I'm addicted to Star Trek!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  :) The preceding unsigned comment was added by Renesmee Janeway (talk • contribs). 20:20, October 22, 2010


Pre-flight Edit

In VOY episode "Innocence," Paris mentions "pre-flight" and lists the categories checked. I can't find a page for this. Would it be an appropriate new page or is this info found elsewhere? Thanks.--Esllera 18:13, January 3, 2011 (UTC)

iPhone app Edit

Moved to User talk:Xstefanx

Side bar individual pixEdit

Since Memory Alpha changed the format for these pictures from image-top and caption-top to image and imagecap, I am having a problem printing these pixs. I use monobook and when I view the pix it is perfect, but if I look at it in print preview, or print it, the caption under the picture is doubled. Example: Anan 7: the caption Anan 7 is shown twice. One under the pix and the other right under the caption under the picture. This happens also with two pixs in the Sidebar mode. See below please, this is how it looks. Picture: imagecap:Anan 7 (2267) Anan 7 (2267) Gender: Male Species: Eminian Affiliation: Eminian Union Occupation: Leader of the Eminian High Council Status: Active (2267) Played by: David Opatoshu. Any help will be appreciated and I thank you. --Shamutto 19:41, March 19, 2011 (UTC)

You don't need to post this on every admin's talk page. One is enough. -- sulfur 23:59, March 19, 2011 (UTC)

Sorry when I didn't get a solution to the problem, I thought someone else could help me. Shamutto 21:36, March 19, 2011 (UTC)

please help Edit

my friends and i want to build a prometheus class alfa section and where loking for blueprints that whe can use

if you have any please let me know

if you want to be in the crew also let me know that (please remember to let me know what department you want to be in --Armando.thijssen 21:17, June 23, 2011 (UTC)

Script for "The Lorelei Signal"? Edit

Hello, Gvsualan. I see that, in 2006, you initiated the page about Dara, leaving the bg info note, "Dara was voiced by Nichelle Nichols. Her name was not spoken on screen, but comes from the episode's script." Does this imply that you have access to the script for TAS: "The Lorelei Signal"? If so, it would be helpful if you could double-check the scripted spelling of the name, as it is spelled "Darah" in the episode's novelization (in Star Trek Log 2). --Defiant 15:34, July 13, 2011 (UTC)

The same goes for Davison, which Alan Dean Foster (in "The Lorelei Signal"'s novelization) spelled "Davidson" but which you spelled "Davison" upon creating the page about her, in 2005. Any insight into how you obtained these spellings would be much appreciated. --Defiant 16:42, July 13, 2011 (UTC)



Hey I notice you haven't added since March. Are you still around? Noticed you created the Thundercats wiki on Wikia and was wondering if you would ever return to take an active hand in administration now that there's a new animated series out. Tyc 04:04, September 12, 2011 (UTC)

I don't have time much anymore. Kind of lost interest in Trek because there is nothing new to mull over & the TC wiki is still functioning? --Alan 02:56, December 1, 2011 (UTC)


Please see the discussion at the Memory Alfa forum --GNDN 19:18, March 5, 2012 (UTC)


Hi Gvsualan I expanded your edits on the Fenna page for DS9. I had just watched the episode tonight and I had searched for the page and thought I would edit it.

In addition to adding more text, I noticed the bottom photo of Fenna shedding a tear is not captioned correctly. This was not during the scene where she says goodbye to Sisko, rather she was standing on the bridge and she had just witnessed Gideon committing suicide in order to set Nidell free. I edited a caption for this photo but it didn't change on the front page and I was hoping that you might have the ability to change it since you added the photo. I know this is a photo of the day so I understand if you decide to leave it untouched.

thank you --Janiesuper (talk) 02:13, July 20, 2012 (UTC)

Caitian Admiral Edit

I'm wondering about the image at File:Caitian-brown.jpg Where did it come from? As far as I can tell, it isn't a screen grab from Star Trek IV. The only shots I can find in the film of the Caitian Admiral are at 0:6:14, 0:4:40, both of which are out of focus, and have the wrong background, at 1:48:09, which seems to be the previous version of that file, and at 1:56:06 (during the credits), which has the wrong pose and lighting. Is it a scan from the Star Trek IV Sourcebook? Squigish (talk) 11:11, October 7, 2012 (UTC)


Hey, you. Edit

I see you edited a few things on October 8th. What are the chances of you becoming a regular contributor again? Come to think of it, what are the chances of ME becoming a regular contributor again? :-P (Oh, and how the heck are you?) --From Andoria with Love (talk) 06:57, October 23, 2013 (UTC)

I'm good. Been watching TNG chronologically, been surprised how much has been missed, but really don't have the time I used to anymore... :( --Alan (talk) 00:46, November 26, 2013 (UTC)

You are stupid?! Edit

Olympic class is a Star Trek Encyclopedia information. 09:43, November 2, 2013 (UTC)

No idea what you are getting at (as if I can remember something so specific that you are obviously singling out from something I've edited once in the past 9 years. --Alan (talk) 00:47, November 26, 2013 (UTC)

In which episode was this mentioned? Edit

Greetings! In this edit you added "Dansk Lovsamling" and "Verdenskrigen IV" to the list of Human books in the Trek universe. Do you know which episodes they were mentioned in? Best Regards 20:33, September 19, 2014 (UTC)

Qwizards: Star TrekEdit

Hello! We're starting to get things ready for the Trek 50th Anniversary, and we're looking for fans of the franchise that might be interested in participating in a Star Trek-themed Qwizards, Wikia's original quiz show! As an active admin on this community, I was wondering if you had any interest in participating in Qwizards: Star Trek? If you're not sure what Qwizards is, this landing page will give you a bit more information. This would probably happen around August, so let me know what you think! Grace @Wikia (profile)•(talk) 21:25, March 4, 2015 (UTC)

Hello! Just checking in to make sure you saw this :) Grace @Wikia (profile)•(talk) 16:11, March 13, 2015 (UTC)


Just wanted to say hi -- hope all is going well with you these days. -- sulfur (talk) 14:24, July 26, 2016 (UTC)

Yes, thanks. Married with Children took over my life, so to say. Saw the new movie last weekend and got the bug to come back. --Alan (talk) 21:24, July 26, 2016 (UTC)

Hi there Edit

Hey Alan, just happened to be looking at RecentChanges and saw your name. I do not check in here very often at all, and edit even less frequently, but wanted to say hi. I hope all is going well with you and your family. I to know the busy life. Got my own great family now, and some nice professional obligations. --OuroborosCobra talk 23:47, August 12, 2016 (UTC)

Apologizes for the image Edit

I should have consulted someone on the matter While we are on the subject, please take a look at this

this phaser pistol has a picture, though the item itself is a bit hard to see, and it doesn't seem to be talked about.

That and for the Mazarite sidearm and Tandaran pistol, is it alright that I put pictures for the weapons there

Let me know what you think about this, please and thank you for your time.

Aiden1700's [[User Talk:Aiden1700'stalk]]

Kantare pistols Edit

the Kantare in the Enterprise episode Oasis had pistols that shot green beams, though they didn't kill on the first shot and were used on Malcolm,

These weapons were the only thing about the holographic crew that were real, as they fell to the floor when the crew were temporarily deactivated.

However, there is no mention of these weapons on the wiki

Let me know what you think about this, please and thank you for your time.

Aiden1700's [[User Talk:Aiden1700'stalk]]

2016 Edit

Unnamed personnel redirects Edit

It was my understanding that the categories were counterparts to list pages, so the Human category only contains the redirects to the the Human list pages, not that the category should contain all the redirects to Humans. Each list page, or group of list pages, should have their own category. Not sure if this makes sense, or if this is even what sulfur had in mind, but it was how I was doing it. - Archduk3 05:44, August 30, 2016 (UTC)

I don't know, it seems like every time I think I have it figured out, it changes. --Alan del Beccio (talk) 11:35, August 30, 2016 (UTC)
I started by list, then we started moving people around on the various lists. As such, I've been defaulting to species more often than not now, as it's easier.
Also, I've been trying to leave just one category on the RDs, since they're not the same as "real people", they don't need all of the descriptor categories. More the idea here is to be able to find them, and not lose them. -- sulfur (talk) 11:51, August 30, 2016 (UTC)

I still think "category name = target page(s)" is easier, since the redirects tend to include the species in the title, but it's not like I'm the one doing the work. :) - Archduk3 17:05, August 30, 2016 (UTC)

And that inevitably fails when we start to move stuff around like we've been doing a lot of as we start to clean these up. Ah well. As long as they're catalogued, I'm (personally) more or less happy. :) -- sulfur (talk) 18:28, August 30, 2016 (UTC)

USS Havana Edit

I noted your changes to the USS Havana page. It seems to me that you went halfway in changing this page. As you claimed that this starship was not a Starfleet ship and did not really have USS, why did you not fully changed this page and rename it to Havana?--Memphis77 (talk) 19:21, September 8, 2016 (UTC)

I apparently don't have the hours you have to make all of the necessary edits required along with moving pages. I planned on getting around to it when I had more time. --Alan del Beccio (talk) 20:55, September 8, 2016 (UTC)

Thank you for responding.--Memphis77 (talk) 21:14, September 8, 2016 (UTC)

Category fixing Edit

I wanted to thank you for the changes to "arts". I thought maybe you'd be interested in a similar suggestion I made about Category:Clothing @ MA:CS. --LauraCC (talk) 20:16, September 22, 2016 (UTC)

Template Edit

Hey there. Are you planning to create a new template? "Template:Main" was created by your bot on at least two pages, including Performers considered for Star Trek roles. Right now the links are red... Tom (talk) 12:55, September 24, 2016 (UTC)

Your username Edit

I'm sure you've been asked this before, and I hope I don't come off as insulting, but I'm just curious: What in the oblivion is the origin of your username? Did you just smash your face into your keyboard and decide on the resulting string of characters? Now, I know that sounds insulting, but I ask because I have actually done that, and the randomness of your username made me assume that you formulated it in a similar manner.

If you don't respond, I understand, as this is a trivial/tangential topic, but I'd really like to know. It is truly unique username. 06:34, October 1, 2016 (UTC)

My former university + my name. --Alan del Beccio (talk) 06:36, October 1, 2016 (UTC)

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