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RE: Citations Edit

I can't remember how to do external links. ill post a link here instead. [X]wbm {{SUBST:User:Admiralalexmann/Sig}} 17:08, January 4, 2011 (UTC)

Simply put the citation between single square brackets, such as [link here]. Is there a page that references that image, rather than merely the image? -- sulfur 17:10, January 4, 2011 (UTC)

Re: IRC Edit

Missed by some minutes... :)

I think "First X"/"Final X" sounds best - if it needs to be a generic phrase without a variable "X", I'd prefer "First in series"/"Final in series". Adding "release" in there would work in most cases, but read slightly awkward for, for example, episodes. -- Cid Highwind 20:45, January 4, 2011 (UTC)

Broken links; inline citations Edit

Hey, Sulfur.

Thanks so much for providing the info and fixing things. You made my (otherwise miserable) day! :-)

Cepstrum (talk) 20:50, January 5, 2011 (UTC)

SulfBot's most recent edits Edit

Hey, Sulf. I've noticed that SulfBot's most recent edits (the introduction of {{first}} and {{final}}) have a few errors in them, specifically replacing "Last in series" with {{first|issue}} for some reason. It appears to be largely affecting comics articles, but there are a few other odd ones scattered in there. Here's a list of those I've identified at the present time - there may be others:

# 15:23, January 5, 2011 (hist) (diff) m United We Stand  (Bot: Automated text replacement (-'''Last in series''' +{{first|issue}}) !!wikia-credits fix!!) (top) [rollback]
# 15:23, January 5, 2011 (hist) (diff) m Trial By Fire  (Bot: Automated text replacement (-'''Last in series''' +{{first|issue}}) !!wikia-credits fix!!) (top) [rollback]
# 15:23, January 5, 2011 (hist) (diff) m Too Many Presidents  (Bot: Automated text replacement (-'''Last in series''' +{{first|issue}}) !!wikia-credits fix!!) (top) [rollback]
# 15:22, January 5, 2011 (hist) (diff) m The Secret  (Bot: Automated text replacement (-'''Last in series''' +{{first|issue}}) !!wikia-credits fix!!) (top) [rollback] 

# 15:22, January 5, 2011 (hist) (diff) m Star Trek: Voyager - The Complete Collection  (Bot: Automated text replacement (-'''Last in series''' +{{first|issue}}) !!wikia-credits fix!!) (top) [rollback]
# 15:22, January 5, 2011 (hist) (diff) m Star Trek: Enterprise - The Complete Collection  (Bot: Automated text replacement (-'''Last in series''' +{{first|issue}}) !!wikia-credits fix!!) (top) [rollback] 

# 15:17, January 5, 2011 (hist) (diff) m The Ends of Eternity  (Bot: Automated text replacement (-'''Last in series''' +{{first|issue}}) !!wikia-credits fix!!) (top) [rollback] 

# 15:17, January 5, 2011 (hist) (diff) m The End Of History  (Bot: Automated text replacement (-'''Last in series''' +{{first|issue}}) !!wikia-credits fix!!) (top) [rollback] 

# 15:04, January 5, 2011 (hist) (diff) m Enterprises of Great Pitch and Moment  (Bot: Automated text replacement (-'''Last in series''' +{{first|issue}}) !!wikia-credits fix!!) (top) [rollback]
# 15:04, January 5, 2011 (hist) (diff) m Disgrace  (Bot: Automated text replacement (-'''Last in series''' +{{first|issue}}) !!wikia-credits fix!!) (top) [rollback]
# 15:04, January 5, 2011 (hist) (diff) m Between Love and Hate  (Bot: Automated text replacement (-'''Last in series''' +{{first|issue}}) !!wikia-credits fix!!) (top) [rollback]
# 15:03, January 5, 2011 (hist) (diff) m An Inconvenient Truth  (Bot: Automated text replacement (-'''Last in series''' +{{first|issue}}) !!wikia-credits fix!!) (top) [rollback]
# 15:03, January 5, 2011 (hist) (diff) m Year Four, Issue 6  (Bot: Automated text replacement (-'''Last in series''' +{{first|issue}}) !!wikia-credits fix!!) (top) [rollback] 

# 15:03, January 5, 2011 (hist) (diff) m Turnaround, Part V  (Bot: Automated text replacement (-'''Last in series''' +{{first|issue}}) !!wikia-credits fix!!) (top) [rollback] 

# 15:02, January 5, 2011 (hist) (diff) m The Wrath of Khan, Issue 3  (Bot: Automated text replacement (-'''Last in series''' +{{first|issue}}) !!wikia-credits fix!!) (top) [rollback] 

# 15:02, January 5, 2011 (hist) (diff) m The Hollow Crown, Part 2  (Bot: Automated text replacement (-'''Last in series''' +{{first|issue}}) !!wikia-credits fix!!) (top) [rollback] 

# 15:01, January 5, 2011 (hist) (diff) m Star Trek, Issue 6  (Bot: Automated text replacement (-'''Last in series''' +{{first|issue}}) !!wikia-credits fix!!) (top) [rollback] 

# 15:01, January 5, 2011 (hist) (diff) m Nero, Number Four  (Bot: Automated text replacement (-'''Last in series''' +{{first|issue}}) !!wikia-credits fix!!) (top) [rollback] 

# 15:01, January 5, 2011 (hist) (diff) m N-Vector, Chapter 4  (Bot: Automated text replacement (-'''Last in series''' +{{first|issue}}) !!wikia-credits fix!!) (top) [rollback] 

# 15:00, January 5, 2011 (hist) (diff) m Mission's End, Issue 5  (Bot: Automated text replacement (-'''Last in series''' +{{first|issue}}) !!wikia-credits fix!!) (top) [rollback] 

# 15:00, January 5, 2011 (hist) (diff) m Mirror Images, Part 5  (Bot: Automated text replacement (-'''Last in series''' +{{first|issue}}) !!wikia-credits fix!!) (top) [rollback] 

# 15:00, January 5, 2011 (hist) (diff) m Hosts/Scalpel  (Bot: Automated text replacement (-'''Last in series''' +{{first|issue}}) !!wikia-credits fix!!) (top) [rollback] 

# 14:59, January 5, 2011 (hist) (diff) m Enterprise Experiment, Part 5  (Bot: Automated text replacement (-'''Last in series''' +{{first|issue}}) !!wikia-credits fix!!) (top) [rollback]
# 14:59, January 5, 2011 (hist) (diff) m Death (comic)  (Bot: Automated text replacement (-'''Last in series''' +{{first|issue}}) !!wikia-credits fix!!) (top) [rollback] 

# 14:59, January 5, 2011 (hist) (diff) m Countdown, Number Four  (Bot: Automated text replacement (-'''Last in series''' +{{first|issue}}) !!wikia-credits fix!!) (top) [rollback] 

# 14:58, January 5, 2011 (hist) (diff) m Captain's Log: Jellico  (Bot: Automated text replacement (-'''Last in series''' +{{first|issue}}) !!wikia-credits fix!!) (top) [rollback] 

# 14:58, January 5, 2011 (hist) (diff) m Alien Spotlight: Romulans (2008)  (Bot: Automated text replacement (-'''Last in series''' +{{first|issue}}) !!wikia-credits fix!!) (top) [rollback] 

I don't know exactly how you want to going about fixing it, but I thought I should let you know. -- Michael Warren | Talk 18:23, January 6, 2011 (UTC)

Oops. I'll fix that. *sigh*
Meant to replace them with "final", not "first". Thanks for noticing. I blame the new year. ;) -- sulfur 18:27, January 6, 2011 (UTC)
Fixed now. -- sulfur 19:10, January 6, 2011 (UTC)

Archiving talk pages Edit

Many here archive talk pages according to year. Mine is quite long; I'd like to move 2010 posts to a 2010 archive sub-page. But I found MA's policy on this said it should be done (almost exclusively) by admins, not editors. Does that mean I'm not permitted to archive? Or do I need an admin to do it on my behalf, or do I need to get permission? I'm confused about this, & I don't want to end up harming MA any further, as an editor cautioned me on my talk page I've been doing a lot of lately. (Rats!)

Cepstrum (talk) 14:42, January 9, 2011 (UTC)

You don't need permission. I'm not sure where it says only admins can archive(only admins can merge pages, but archiving is not merging)- you should have a "move" button on your talk page where you can move it to a subpage (such as my User talk:31dot/Archive2010). If you don't you should still be able to create a subpage and cut and paste your talk page to it. --31dot 14:46, January 9, 2011 (UTC)

Thanks, 31dot.

The reason for my confusion was the following, found at Help:Talk pages#Standards and practices:

"Archive, don't delete. When the talk page has become extremely long, it's important to not delete talk page content, but to archive it instead. Create a subpage with an explanatory name and move the older content to that page. Then, describe on the archive page where the discussion originally comes from, and provide a link to the original page. Also include a link on the original talk page to the archive page, for those who wish to read the old discussion.
Note: This should generally only be done by an administrator, as a page deletion is involved to preserve the page history."

Maybe we could reword it? (Though I guess that's a discussion for elsewhere.) Your – implicit – steps of

  1. Create a subpage.
  2. Use the "move" button (I assume for moving the whole thing), or, cut and paste the old contents to it (if, as I, only want to remove certain parts – I don't want to move everything, just posts from 2010).

seem clearer.

For my case, in which I now have a mixture of 2010 and 2011 posts, as well as an introduction, should I "move" or cut-and-paste? Is there an advantage to "moving"? (If there is, would it be better to move the page to the archive and then cut-and-paste the 2011 etc. material from that back to my talk page?)

It'd be nice if all that could be explained there to reduce confusion.

Cepstrum (talk) 16:43, January 9, 2011 (UTC)

It probably could be reworded. I think that portion applies more to article talk pages(which should never be cut and pasted). That matters less with our own personal talk pages, at least in my opinion.--31dot 17:22, January 9, 2011 (UTC)

Ok. I still don't understand the diff between moving & cut/paste (ie, pros & cons), so in lieu of bothering you further, I'll test it on my sandbox.

Cepstrum (talk) 17:06, January 10, 2011 (UTC)

Whoops. Moving a page also moves the edit history, whereas merely cutting and pasting the text does not. If you are moving a page to a new title(such as an archive you are creating) that is probably easier than cut/paste. Merging pages (such as trying to move content + edit history to an already existing archive page) does need an admin, as you have to delete a page in order to do it.--31dot 17:14, January 10, 2011 (UTC)

Whoa. Thanks for the heads-up. Maybe I could just move all posts to "Archive1" (instead of "Archive2010") & describe its contents. And what about cut/pasting the non-post related prefacing text? Can I move the page, leave the posts, but cut/paste the other stuff into my current talk page, or does the archived page need to contain everything as it was? (In that case, I'd have to copy/paste, I guess.)

Cepstrum (talk) 18:08, January 11, 2011 (UTC)

The idea with archiving is that other people's post remain as is, along with yours; any other stuff on the page, like the welcome message (which is a bot, not a real person), can be removed or kept, depending on how you feel about it. I personally would move the page, and then cut and paste anything I still wanted to my, now fresh, talk page. Just remember to place a link to the archive as well. - Archduk3 22:29, January 11, 2011 (UTC)

Ok, I see. I'll do that (soon, I hope). I consider the problem resolved – unless, of course, new information is presented. Thanks to all for your help!

Cepstrum (talk) 14:48, January 12, 2011 (UTC)

Help! Edit

I clicked "move" on my talk page, and filled in the destination to ".../Archive1". Now my talk page no longer exists, and it just redirects to "User_Talk:Cepstrum/Archive1/Archive1". I tried to undo it, but nothing I do seems to work. Can an administrator help me with this? I guess I'd need someone to move the stuff on my "User_Talk:Cepstrum/Archive1/Archive1" page back to my talk page, delete the "User_Talk:Cepstrum/Archive1/Archive1" page, and move the contents of my talk page to "User_Talk:Cepstrum/Archive1/" while preserving my talk page.

I don't know what happened. Rats! :(

In the meantime, I'll keep trying to fix it, but I don't think I'll be able to.

Cepstrum (talk) 18:07, January 12, 2011 (UTC)

Um, I think I got my talk page restored, but my "Archive1" page is still at "/Archive1/Archive1". I'll try moving that page to "/Archive1", but I'll still need an admin to look over and help correct whatever went wrong. Thanks.

Cepstrum (talk) 18:17, January 12, 2011 (UTC)

Thanks, Sulfur! (And others. My page was moved to "/Archive1", and "/Archive1/Archive1" was deleted. Just FYI.) I think everything's finally fixed, now. :-)

Sorry about the mess.

Cepstrum (talk) 15:07, January 13, 2011 (UTC)

You're quick! Edit

Hey Sulfur, I have to say you're quick on those edits! I do spend a lot of time clicking that preview button and reading the articles over but it sometimes helps to have that extra pair of eyes to catch something I missed so thanks for noticing and correcting them! -- TrekFan Talk 17:05, January 16, 2011 (UTC)

External links Edit

I've tried to clean up the page for CCG and was a little hesitant to remove links that were already in the external link section. One link for instance is a online "store", I assume that everyone that wants to by Star Trek stuff (specifically cards) would know ho to find them by the grace of google (or yahoo etc etc). There is also a link that goes to a page on various info that hasn't been updated since '08... therefor making it very out of date for any current events... Should I remove such links?--OvBacon 16:32, January 17, 2011 (UTC)

Edit appreciated Edit


Not too sure if you or Archduk3 help me get the pix into the gallery, or not, but want to express my thanks and say it is: Mnek'nra llilla'h.

Thank you, Joseph Steven

Article sub page for preview? Edit

I greatly expanded the PhD page but didn't upload – I wasn't sure whether it'd pass. Could I create a sub page there, upload the changes, and let you (or someone) review it? I don't want to drastically change a page just to end up wasting the time of/creating work for an admin/editor to undo it. (and in the meantime have a bad article sitting there!)

I don't know if that's how things are done here. thanks.

Cepstrum (talk) 18:48, January 25, 2011 (UTC)

Hello. I'll be filling in for sulfur for now, since he's busy doing things for money...things no one wants to ask about. ;)
It's actually more work to create a subpage and then have an admin either merge or delete it later. This is generally only done to see what an article would like after a merge, before actually merging them, since undoing a merge is near impossible as far as the page histories is concerned. In this case, you should just save the changes, since undoing them is literally one button click in that case. It's always easier to only have to deal with one page history if something needs to be undone or changed. - Archduk3 18:58, January 25, 2011 (UTC)

Thanks; will do. (You beat me: I just posted on your page after I realized I should've asked you!)

Cepstrum (talk) 19:06, January 25, 2011 (UTC)

User red links Edit

Which template do you use to post on uncreated user pages? --31dot 13:22, January 27, 2011 (UTC)

Same as the Wikia bot -- {{subst:newuser}} -- simple and easy. :) -- sulfur 13:23, January 27, 2011 (UTC)

"Nero, Number Two" FA nomination Edit

Hi, sulfur. Would be willing to reconsider your opposing of the FA nomination for Nero, Number Two? --Defiant 11:16, February 3, 2011 (UTC)

I'd very much appreciate it if you could answer this, sulfur. Since you made you're opposing vote, there have been substantial changes made to the article. But are they enough to persuade you to retract your opposition? Please let us know! --Defiant 23:44, February 4, 2011 (UTC)

Bot run Edit

[[Category:Starfleet admirals -> [[Category:Starfleet flag officers . - Archduk3 03:13, February 4, 2011 (UTC)

Never mind on that one, I was able to get back and finish it, but the categories for the dedication plaque personnel all need to actually include the word "plaque", so it would be [[Category:USS Sao Paulo dedication personnel -> [[Category:USS Sao Paulo dedication plaque personnel . - Archduk3 06:19, February 4, 2011 (UTC)

Here's a list of the ones that had too many people for me to do it half asleep:

  • [[USS Defiant dedication personnel
  • [[Enterprise (NX-01) dedication personnel
  • [[USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-B) dedication personnel
  • [[USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) dedication personnel
  • [[USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-E) dedication personnel
  • [[USS Pasteur dedication personnel
  • [[USS Prometheus dedication personnel
  • [[USS Relativity dedication personnel
  • [[USS Sao Paulo dedication personnel
  • [[USS Valiant dedication personnel
  • [[USS Voyager dedication personnel

Thanks. - Archduk3 09:58, February 4, 2011 (UTC)

Done. Bot run is finishing up, but all done. The categories need to be created next. -- sulfur 11:19, February 4, 2011 (UTC)
And all finished up. Create those damned categories. -- sulfur 11:34, February 4, 2011 (UTC)

I was still seeing some names in the old categories when deleting them, but the cache has been screwy all night. Anyway, thanks for the heavy lifting. :) - Archduk3 11:49, February 4, 2011 (UTC)

Ep links? What about content? Edit

Thanks for the edit on Garrovick (Captain) talk, but the coding here has grown and complexified far too much for me to digest, much less retain. If you want to clean these things, God bless you, but I doubt that I'm going to spend a lot of time learning that lexicon.

Here's the point: I don't come around here much anymore, but when obvious conjecture is being presented as verifiable (fiction) fact without challenge, I think something should be done. So, while the flyspecking is certainly necessary and useful, what about the content? I mean, people have been publishing fantasy here, and in other articles, about Kirk's backstory. For example, about Kirk being the youngest captain: who said that? And the challenges have remained unanswered for months. (I'd link to these things, but I'm sure I'd get it wrong.)

Good Lord, I've written a scene for Big Bang Theory. --GNDN 13:15, February 4, 2011 (UTC)

For linking to episodes and films, check: Help:Linking to episodes and films -- This actually simplifies things a lot, and allows us to ensure correctness in linking around.
For the rest? Well, it would require some thought. Far too early for thought. :) -- sulfur 13:19, February 4, 2011 (UTC)

Redirects not needed questionEdit

Hi there, I have noticed that you have been deleting redirects that seem to be not needed with the "new search", could you tell me how this is determined? I only ask, because I operate another wiki which has... numerous redirects, some I think, may not actually be needed. Maybe the answer is somewhat obvious, I don't know... but is there a special page one used, or just... "we don't need this, because..."? --Terran Officer 19:34, February 18, 2011 (UTC)

Anything that is a redirect due to capitalization is now covered by the new search engine built into Mediawiki. 90% of the redirects I'm deleting are of that variety. I'm also doing a semi-run on deleting plurals, since we have the practice of doing [[item]]s rather than [[items]] and having "items" be a redirect to "item".
But no, no special page. I took a DB dump and walked through it with a bot to find all of the redirects. And I've still got another pass to go on them. Whee. -- sulfur 19:37, February 18, 2011 (UTC)

Oh, so basically redirects that are a variation thing things... I guess I did not pay attention to a "new" search, but this wiki I run has like... three, four variations of links to reach a proper article on people. Oi... I had somewhat wondered if I should remove them, I know they can be good, but with whatever this new search does (which I am not aware of honestly, I haven't noticed...), and the auto complete, I have to at times wonder "Do we really need all of these?" --Terran Officer 19:43, February 18, 2011 (UTC)

Bot Questions/HelpEdit

I'm sorry to bother you on something like this, but as someone who could use one of these on a wiki he runs (on wikia, no less), I am wondering how these are put together? I cannot seem to find an "answer" (at least one I get...)and asking at wikia community gets me no help (big surprise there, right?) other then "here's a link to AutoWikiBrowser and...GO!" Anyway, now that I have started rambling, I basically need a bot (or bots if its one of a kind type) that will fix links (changing needed/unwanted redirects to proper links) and categories (that is changing pages into a new category). Do you know how this is done, like if I have to code something somewhere? ==Terran Officer 19:24, February 20, 2011 (UTC)

I use the pywikipedia bot, which is written in python and requires a command line to run it on. Seeing that I have a Mac, it's pretty easy to get going. The toughest part (to be honest) was figuring out how to adapt the family file to Memory Alpha. Once that was done and sorted, things were pretty easy. If you run on linux or a Mac, check out the bot (google it for documentation and code), and you should be able to get puttering from there.
I know that there are several other bots out there, but I'm not all that familiar with them, having been able to do 90% of what I need (or want) to do with this one. -- sulfur 19:29, February 20, 2011 (UTC)

.... Edit

You're way too fast...just give me a few seconds. ;) Tom 01:18, February 21, 2011 (UTC)

Practice. You should know that. Did you have any luck on the Mariposans mentioned above btw? -- sulfur 01:24, February 21, 2011 (UTC)

Issue with "Show/Hide" on Credits Edit

Example page: Rick Berman

Clicking show/hide is doing nothing.

Error: toggleAppearancesPane is not defined Source File: javascript:toggleAppearancesPane("Pane0") Line: 1

Error: showAppearancesPane is not defined Source File: javascript:{showAppearancesPane("Pane0");%20showAppearancesPane("Pane1");%20showAppearancesPane("Pane2");%20showAppearancesPane("Pane3");%20} Line: 1

Hope this helps. --daNASCAT WikiaStaff.png (help forum | blog) 17:16, February 21, 2011 (UTC)

Appears to be fixed, but we're going to have to sit down and work through the entire JS scripts to ensure that things aren't being stomped. -- sulfur 17:40, February 21, 2011 (UTC)

Removal of "Hope and Fear"'s FA status Edit

Hi, sulfur. Sorry for forgetting to add the template. --Defiant 17:09, February 23, 2011 (UTC)

No worries -- I intentionally put in the edit comment so that people who troll the RC would see it and consider its removal. -- sulfur 17:25, February 23, 2011 (UTC)

Good idea, sulfur. :) --Defiant 17:38, February 23, 2011 (UTC)

Admin removal Edit

Hi Sulfur; I'm writing to suggest that my admin powers be removed. I have been inactive on Memory Alpha for a number of years, with only occasional minor edits that do not require admin privileges. I'm also unfamiliar with many of the nitty-gritty aspects of the site that have changed in my absence. In the democratic spirit of the wiki, I think it's appropriate to remove my admin powers. Warm regards --- Jaz 22:10, February 25, 2011 (UTC)

Done. Hope that all is going well with you. -- sulfur 00:33, February 26, 2011 (UTC)

I protest Jaz' admin status removal! Edit

User's can't "reuest" things like that! :-P --OuroborosCobra talk 01:38, February 26, 2011 (UTC)

Yes dear. Just because my key isn't working well today... -- sulfur 02:09, February 26, 2011 (UTC)

"Visionary" revert Edit

Care to point me in the direction of the policy/guideline that says performer information is irrelevant? I'd have much appreciated if you had taken the proper steps and discussed the matter, rather than just reverted my edit, sulfur! --Defiant 00:37, March 2, 2011 (UTC)

There's no policy. And you'd already reverted my change, despite my comments in the edit summary. So don't even think of trying to pull that martyred shit here.
The thing is... if someone wants to know what else that person has been in, they can damned well just click on the person's name. If we list stuff that people have been in, why not just sit down and list all connections with other Trek people in that section? Mentioning their other roles is not something that is useless information. -- sulfur 00:47, March 2, 2011 (UTC)

I absolutely agree – it's not useless info! I'm not sure what you mean about "martyred shit," but I find it quite offensive to read. --Defiant 01:01, March 2, 2011 (UTC)

thanks Edit

re: Prod order of Starship Down-Little Green Men. Wow that was fast. Thanks. Derekbd 18:47, March 3, 2011 (UTC) Though I now realize I could have done it myself. d'oh Derekbd 20:49, March 3, 2011 (UTC)

Lenin Edit

Thanks- I know I butchered that one- the apostrophe threw me off.--31dot 00:57, March 6, 2011 (UTC)

Evil Kirk Edit

Thanks for the link fix! :) --Defiant 01:27, March 6, 2011 (UTC)

Blair2009 Edit

Should have been an Admin by now. Did you or Cid had some sort of objection, or did no one notice that discussion on my week off. :) - Archduk3 10:13, March 8, 2011 (UTC)

Captain's Log issue order Edit

Hey sulf, what's the rationale behind the reordering of the issues at Star Trek: Captain's Log? They should reflect the order of individual release, shouldn't they? If they get reordered in the TPB, that should be mentioned somewhere but I think at the moment it's a bit misleading. -- Michael Warren | Talk 17:38, March 10, 2011 (UTC)

They were reordered in the TPB. My guess is that they put them in the story's chronological order. Either that or they wanted to split the two JK Woodward stories. I'll make a note on the TPB article about that. -- sulfur 17:49, March 10, 2011 (UTC)
Oh, I see what you mean. I changed them on the wrong page by accident. Was trying to get all of the TPBs updated for design and collection edits. As an aside, the official release date for the TPB according to IDW is the 15th of March, despite Diamond starting to ship it on the 2nd. -- sulfur 17:52, March 10, 2011 (UTC)

Template:Federation Edit

I was working on an idea for a template to help with the sidebars (and potentially articles, too), but noticed the Template:Federation once existed. What did this template do, for it to have been unused? --Terran Officer 20:11, March 10, 2011 (UTC)

Template Federation just linked to Federation, in some scheme to boost our Google rank for Federation. Silly really. - Archduk3 20:17, March 10, 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for helping out at Memory Beta Edit

With my inablity to log in, over at Memory Beta, I thank you for aid in editing, a minor goof, but it would bea major problem, :(, for having the right starship in there with so many with the same name its, a save for other -- 23:32, March 13, 2011 (UTC)

humanoid figure V Humanoid Figure Edit

Pretty sure it would have just been easier to use my talk page then follow me. Also, just because the credits people capitalized the descriptive name, doesn't mean we should. It simply not a proper noun. - Archduk3 12:46, March 14, 2011 (UTC)

He was capitalized in the script too. Therefore if we are going to go with the script name, it is "Humanoid Figure". -- sulfur 12:59, March 14, 2011 (UTC)

We're going with the talk page. Everyone, including us, weren't using caps, so the caps part should be discussed, especially since the consensus was that "Future Guy" wasn't encyclopedic enough and putting the descriptive title in caps is just as unencyclopedic. - Archduk3 13:06, March 14, 2011 (UTC)

If we go with the script, we go with the script. We don't change things because we feel that it is "unencyclopedic". The script is as follows:
Silik, in his fifties, has the same dappled skin as the
Suliban we briefly saw at Broken Bow. He's a high-ranking
member of the Suliban Cabal. The Humanoid Figure who faces
him is a male of indeterminate age; we can barely make out
his appearance or his words.
The first time he appears, he is noted as "HUMANOID FIGURE", every other time, he is "Humanoid Figure".
We can't pick and choose our pie. We either go with the colloquial term that B&B used, or we go with the script term. Anything else is leaning toward what MA/de did with "Mysterious Cabal Leader". -- sulfur 13:10, March 14, 2011 (UTC)

Actually, we do change things. I'm also sure that we throw out script misspellings all the time, so the masses should call this one. Preferably we won't end up with pie at all, since I would rather have my cake...and eat it too. - Archduk3 13:25, March 14, 2011 (UTC)

Just to add my twopence (I think that's what it's called?!) into the discussion and further the consensus, I'd agree that the page should be "Humanoid Figure" as opposed to "Humanoid figure", as the former matches the script. "Scope" is also from script sources, so it's not just made up! --Defiant 14:30, March 14, 2011 (UTC)

email Edit

Whereabouts do I go on this befuddling newfangled clusterfuk of website to update my email to one I actually use?--Alan 13:38, March 20, 2011 (UTC)

Special:Preferences, under the "User profile" tab, right near the bottom. -- sulfur 14:05, March 20, 2011 (UTC)

Enterprise-J image Edit

I noticed you moved the corridor image in the Enterprise-J article back out of the sidebar. But with that, it is now smack dab in the middle of the article, in between two paragraphs, somewhat unattractive, IMO. Unless I'm looking at the site with some messed up settings. -Angry Future Romulan 20:53, March 21, 2011 (UTC)

When viewing the article in the new layout as an anon, the second image in the sidebar means that the article ends shortly after the first image in the sidebar. Then the sidebar runs for another 2-3 inches of screen with no text beside it. Moving the image back into text alleviates that significantly, and means that there is actually article for the full length of the sidebar (and then some). An article should never have a sidebar that is longer than the article itself. Ever. -- sulfur 20:56, March 21, 2011 (UTC)

Quote formatting error Edit

Thanks for the FYI/heads-up. :) It does seem a little odd-looking to me, but I thought I was following the MoS. Rats! I'll try to ensure I use the correct format henceforth.

Note: I had to respond here because of mobile issues; I'm sorry for violating the instructions on the big red sign ;) at the top of your page! (A big reason why it's hard to navigate to the Manual of style page...unless I create a link here) :-/

Thanks again. Cepstrum (talk) 17:03, March 25, 2011 (UTC)

New TOS remastered Template Edit

Should I add it to the images you have in the list on your DPL_stuff page?--"Ad astra per aspera" 18:36, March 28, 2011 (UTC)

Combined images...Original? Edit

Sulfur.. I was hoping you could give me an answer to question I have. If you for instance take two screenshots and mold them into 1 image... Is this allowed? Can you call this a collage (which in my opinion it isn't since its not showing multiple images but rather one completely new one)? look at the following image I came across: Saturn V Launch, the creator is on it stating its a collage, but in my opinion its an image that was never actually aired, but rather newly created. So I'm curious what your opinion on this is.--"Ad astra per aspera" 21:22, March 28, 2011 (UTC)

Yah, we call those collages -- specifically because it has allowed us to create panoramas and full images where the full image was not seen, but can be created out of 2 (or more) images that were seen on screen. -- sulfur 21:26, March 28, 2011 (UTC)

redirects Edit

A good thing I was watching the pages you deleted so I got your comment don't make redirects so that your broken lks on your user page work. fix your user page. I don't mind using the exact link on my user page but I thought redirects were like aliases (URLs, email addresses & DNSs), the more you had, the better chance you had to get attention ; I'll assume I'm wrong, how do you determine the validity of a redirect? On another matter: I really didn't expect a supervisor or administrator to fix what was linked to those faulty links, simply leave me to discover them, that's really neat of you! DynV 10:36, March 29, 2011 (UTC)

Wikia madness Edit

Do you have any idea what's going on with Wikia right now? Both here and at Tardis, it's like our style sheets don't apply anymore. Do you know of some change happening at the Wikia level? We getting a new version of MW software or something? CzechOut / 00:35, March 31, 2011 (UTC)

Personally, I expect that they fucked things up. Again. Seems to be working now. Again. -- sulfur 00:56, March 31, 2011 (UTC)

Valora NolandEdit

Sulpher: You sure picked a funny pseudoonym! I am Valora Noland here, and you did an edit on an edit I did earlier today, so I'm contacting you. A few years back Cid Highwind and I had some back and forth on this site, and now he may not want to communicate with me further, as he hasn't replied from a few days ago. I ended up with two names, and wanted him to get rid of one of them altogether leaving Valora Noland as the only name, but he said he couldn't do that. I don't see why an admin. can't reach into the engine room and take Valora Tree--what I go by today--out 100%.

But what is really on my mind just now is not the Star Trek show I did, Nazis, Jews, or the problems I had and still have concerning Patterns of Force. It is, rather, that I saw a strange face (or two) in one of the frame grabs I got so I could give this site an alternative image for the page on me as Daras. I have had the thought recently that it would be a great shame if I should die (or go stark raving mad) without sharing this with someone at this site. I want to send you? a jpg which has the extra images on it, and then you could get the same frame on your screen from a random DVD and/or old video tape of Patterns of Force, and see if you also see it there. So, what do you think? Of course, a genuine alien face in a Star Trek episode would be expected, don't you think?

This is the second time I've written this today. I managed to change pages without realizing I would lose the prior attempt. So, I'll be more careful now. I guess I'll check back with your talk page within the hour. If I don't seem to have found a reply and you are interested, try Valora Tree/talk. I'm a clutz with all but the most basic computer stuff. It scares me to be so over my head. But I'm trying today.

Valora Tree 17:43, April 3, 2011 (UTC)

Outreach Edit

There are only two bureaucrats, so I've sent this to both.......

Hello, I'm Abbott with the wikia entertainment team. Let me just start off by saying I've been a HUGE trekker my whole life, as was my father. I can even still remember the weekly day/time/channel it used to air when I was a kid. I own every episode of every series - including the Animated Series, as well as all the movies. Also, while I work for wikia, I knew about, and enjoyed M-A long before I ever heard of wikia. So - I'm definitely not here to try & "fix" something that is quite clearly NOT broken. What I am here to do is to offer some suggestions, and bounce some ideas off you that we - on the ent. team - have been talking about.

  • Social Networking...
  • There is a German Memory Alpha facebook page - which seems to see a lot of use. Would you be interested in having an official facebook page for this, the flagship Memory Alpha - something more substantial than the "placeholder" page that currently exists? We've had great success pairing up Wikis with their own facebook pages, and the fans/users all seem to love it.
  • Twitter? Not something I'm really into myself, but there again - fans seems to really enjoy twitter updates. (with facebook and twitter, there would be a small link for each on the top of the main page, but no other change to the wiki at all)

  • Fan Community...
  • I'd really love to see a user blog feed on the main page - possibly in the empty space underneath the "Recent and Upcoming releases" section. From personal experience - Trek fans are such a rich & diverse group, they always seem to have something interesting to say. Whether it's something they saw in an old episode they just watched, or a question about the timeline, I think it would be great to see an auto-updating feed of thoughts & comments from fellow fans. To me, this feature goes a long way toward creating more of a community feel amongst fans. With such a huge number of like-minded people using M-A for reference every day, this would be another way for them to reach out to each other and feel more connected to each other.
  • Have you considered top ten lists? You can see an example HERE, I think fans here would love something interactive like that - Top Ten Kirk Fight Scenes, Top Ten TOS Episodes, etc.

  • Cosmetically, the site is a bit on the formal side, but I'd be willing to bet this is completely intentional. However...
  • If you would be interested in a custom scrolling or non-scrolling background, we would love to design an example for you to take a look at on a sandbox wiki. This would let you have an idea of what it would look like, and you could give it the thumbs up or thumbs down without it ever affecting the wiki. Even something as simple as adding a shadow effect to the content section that pulls it up off the current background would look good.
  • I usually make custom headers for the wikis I work on, for example - the ones found HERE. In this case, I think something subtle like the TOS font already in use on the current wordmark logo would be perfect. Nothing flashy, but I think that series font - in the same color as the existing header font - would look great for headers on the different sections of main page content.
  • The mainpage seems like it has an awful lot of links. I'm not sure this is hurting your google search rankings like it would some other sites - since M-A is such a huge and well-established wiki - but it is possible. On top of that, it just seems a lot busier than it needs to be... This, however, is one of those areas where it's sort of hard to argue the point when you've obviously had so much success already.

So, there you have it. Again, I LOVE this wiki to death, and if you decide none of these suggestions/ideas are for you - no worries, we were simply having a brainstorming session & wanted to share our thoughts with you. :) Hope to hear back soon- Cheers! (talk) 19:23, April 5, 2011 (UTC)

Responding here...

Clarification concerning "strange face" Edit

Sulfer: You haven't answered the message I left on April 3, 17:43. I feel I should explain that the strange face I saw (in the frame) belongs to the category of parapsychogy. I found more than one, but such can be hard to see unless pointed out. These are not human, but not terrifying. I've thought that Star Trek Wiki people would be amused to see what I'm referring to, and that you might be interested in helping toward that end. Valora Tree 16:37, April 7, 2011 (UTC)

Stargate SG1 Edit

I was just wondering why a page has never been set up for the Stargate series. Many Trek references, including actors and names, were used throughout the three series. if there is a good reason for this then that is ok, but i was just couriuos as to the reason. The preceding unsigned comment was added by Camorite (talk • contribs).

See here. -- sulfur 15:01, April 10, 2011 (UTC)

thanks, but i still think that there should be an actual page devoted to it with all the actors and references that they make. but i guess that that part on the pop culture page is almost as good.

Unlike some shows (ie Boston Legal, Doctor Who), there wasn't a lot of actor crossover between the two, but to be honest, we're not here to document how other shows reference Trek, we're here to document Trek. -- sulfur 16:50, April 10, 2011 (UTC)

What does ...wikia/CSS mean? Edit

Sulfer: I've tried to find a definition for "CSS". Could you please tell me here what it stands for? Valora Noland 15:46, April 11, 2011 (UTC)

Cascading style sheets. It's a way of presenting things to your browser when you are reading a webpage. -- sulfur 15:47, April 11, 2011 (UTC)

I am confused. If I should like to write down some ideas, which page do I do it on? This is about "Valora Noland/Wikia/CSS" vs. just "Valora Noland". Can you direct me? Valora Noland 14:12, April 13, 2011 (UTC)

Your user page is the page to edit. If you edit the CSS page, it will change the way MA is presented to you, and if you edit it incorrectly, it can break your viewing of Memory Alpha. -- sulfur 14:16, April 13, 2011 (UTC)

Thank you for answering. I suggested to Cid that this Wikia should have a glossary button at the top with all the terms used on the site defined, plus a slot where people could list additional needs. I am wondering, if there is a regular talk page, and a user talk page (different, I guess), then what are the "CSS" pages for? Valora Noland 14:49, April 13, 2011 (UTC)

As noted above, the CSS pages change how things are presented to your web browser. -- sulfur 14:50, April 13, 2011 (UTC)

Countries Edit

Can you do a bot run to change {{Countries}} to {{Earth political entities}}? - Archduk3 21:35, April 19, 2011 (UTC)

Yup. I'll do it in the morning. -- sulfur 02:34, April 20, 2011 (UTC)

Excellent. - Archduk3 03:38, April 20, 2011 (UTC)

I'm going to request a hold on running that bot. I'm putting some comments on the choice of name in Template talk:Countries, where that name was proposed largely in passing 4 years ago, but never actually discussed. Time for a good discussion :-) --OuroborosCobra talk 08:00, April 20, 2011 (UTC)

Potential "Bad" users Edit

where does one point out potential "bad" users, like this one User:HOTMAILcity-- OvBacon(Talk) 19:25, April 27, 2011 (UTC)

Nowhere really... maybe the VSTF wiki, but that's really questionable too. -- sulfur 22:00, April 27, 2011 (UTC)

So we have no rule or protocol to deal with users that have things written on their user pages or in talk area's that are very questionable (or insulting to larger groups etc etc) to say the least.-- OvBacon(Talk) 22:56, April 27, 2011 (UTC)

What exactly was insulting? - Archduk3 00:27, April 28, 2011 (UTC)
I was actually not trying to point out that this person was insulting, but was merely wondering (in response to sulfer's reply to my initial question) if there were no rules (and therefore a place) to general writing that could be perceived as offensive, but not made in direct conversation. I did find this users page offensive in a way, but I more found it an indication of alternative motives that potentially could be disruptive since it was clear that this person did not have Star Trek as a motivation of joining.-- OvBacon(Talk) 05:05, April 28, 2011 (UTC)

Character Name Edit

Hello, I just tried to correct a misspelling of a minor, off screen character name: Margaret Mullen (not Mullin). Just wanted to say I personally know the person the character was named for. It should be Mullen. Thanks!! The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk).

Rename Request Edit

Hey, some time ago I added a picture of what I suspected to be Slusho, and bc I wasn't sure I actually called it File:Possibly slusho.jpg. But, in retrospect clearly is Slusho, no idea why I was so uncertain, and the weird name has been annoying me ever since. Any chance the picture could be renamed to just say Slusho? Thanks in advance. -- Capricorn 18:22, May 30, 2011 (UTC)

Done. ;) Tom 18:55, May 30, 2011 (UTC)

Thanks. -- Capricorn 19:48, May 30, 2011 (UTC)

Watch the show Edit

Watch the show before you assume you know what you're talking about. You need to watch Act 1 of Assignment: Earth. -- 19:28, June 13, 2011 (UTC)

What? Edit

Sorry I'm cofused, why have you deleated that line from the Gladius page? I just watched the episode, and the majority of them are wilding imatation gladiuses, that's what Kirk and Kang use in there final comfantaion, at the end, where does it say they use something different? The preceding unsigned comment was added by General MGD 109 (talk • contribs).

Please sign your comments. Please take care to spell things correctly. You mentioned that Kirk used a different type of sword on a different sword article. If that's not the case, I will correct that now. Please also note that [[Kirk]] does not link to an article about James T. Kirk. -- sulfur 12:06, June 19, 2011 (UTC)

Okay sorry, as I wrote on the page, he uses a cutlass throughout the episode, but to show he doesn't want to fight he leaves it in the transporter room, and goes to see Kang, when kang attacks him, he uses A imitation Gladius he took from one of the klingons to defend himself. Now that's cleared up, can I Readd my information. User:General MGD 109

To sign your comments, use ~~~~. Don't just put a link in to your name. You can also click the button_sig.png button that is in the toolbar above the editing area.
Also, the information has been re-added already. -- sulfur 12:15, June 19, 2011 (UTC)

you can't put that, they weren't true Gladiues, they were imatation Gladiuses, its not right. User:General MGD 109

Imitation. And the entity created them to be gladiuses. Therefore, they were gladiuses, otherwise we have to term all of those weapons imitations. Which isn't really the case. -- sulfur 12:16, June 19, 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for the tip, and no your still misunderstanding me, that is what they are called, imatation Gladiuses, they are swords that follow the gladiuses patturn but has slight differances, like they have a cross guard, while proper roman Gladiuses didn't, they were common in the 17th-18th Centuary --General MGD 109 12:24, June 19, 2011 (UTC)((General MGD 109))

Do you know who Edit

If you don't mind, do you know who I sould ask, if it would be a good idea to create a page, on a certain topic, which may been seen as uneeded? --General MGD 109 23:02, June 20, 2011 (UTC)

What's the article about? -- sulfur 23:14, June 20, 2011 (UTC)

The article is about sword fights, there are many in several stories, and quite a few over wikia's have pages mentioning and/or listing them, so I thought I would include on here, what do you think? --General MGD 109 08:33, June 21, 2011 (UTC)

I'd need to see any potential article; but I'd like to say that I probably would view such an article as unneeded. Information about instances of sword use should be at sword. Not every event needs its own article, especially those without a formal name. --31dot 11:07, June 21, 2011 (UTC)

So your saying I should include the information in Sword, rather than create a page for it? --General MGD 109 11:21, June 21, 2011 (UTC)

Again, I'd need to see what you want to add, but since you are soliciting input that would be my suggestion. It looks like that page could use a little more detail anyway. If you added it to sword and it was decided a separate article would be needed, we could always split it off later.--31dot 11:26, June 21, 2011 (UTC)

Okay thanks, I'll get to work right away, and you tell me what you think. --General MGD 109 11:32, June 21, 2011 (UTC)

Okay, just finished, what do you think? I included every fight I could remeber, not counting ones that invloved weapons that were arguably swords. --General MGD 109 12:11, June 21, 2011 (UTC)

I have a dillema Edit

I was planning to add some information to a page, and orginarly I was going to but it below the orginal information, as the episode aired afterwards, but it was produced before, and as such this sight names it first, so should I put it before or after? --General MGD 109 13:47, June 23, 2011 (UTC)

Put them in the order that MA already has them in. That's our timeline order, therefore everything should match that. -- sulfur 13:50, June 23, 2011 (UTC)

okay, thanks --General MGD 109 13:57, June 23, 2011 (UTC)

Sean Yamazaki Edit

Any idea why this guy is flagged as a bot? - Archduk3 08:16, July 7, 2011 (UTC)

I flagged the edits as bot edits when I rolled 'em back. Don't need crap like that showing up on the RC -- sulfur 10:08, July 7, 2011 (UTC)

Caps of production staff titles Edit

Hi, sulfur. Do you know if, for the regular bg info prose sections, production staff titles such as "Producer", "Assistant Art Director", etc. should be capitalized or not? I've recently been under the impression that they probably should be, in certain circumstances that are the same, for example, for the ranks (e.g. "Captain Kirk" has a capital for his rank but saying something like "Kirk was a captain" should be small, just like "Producer Brannon Braga"/"Braga was a producer"). I've tried to implement this, therefore, but it doesn't look quite right, IMO; for some reason, using small letters, consistently, looks better. I'd be interested if you have an opinion on this, and/or if you know whether it's already been decided via community consensus (or even discussed before, for that matter). --Defiant 15:18, July 7, 2011 (UTC)

To be honest, a lot of those titles are actually determined by the various guilds and unions that the members adhere to, and incorporate capitals in certain places. Let me do a quick bit of research and discover what the "proper" titles are, and then (I think) that we should likely follow that method of doing things. -- sulfur 15:23, July 7, 2011 (UTC)

Hi, sulfur; I see that you're back! Were you successful in determining the "proper" capitalizations of the titles? --Defiant 13:01, July 9, 2011 (UTC)

Not as yet -- work and home life's been a bit busy the last few days. Tomorrow evening should be a bit quieter, so I'll have some time to look then. -- sulfur 13:12, July 9, 2011 (UTC)

Okay; no problem. Thanks in advance! :) --Defiant 13:25, July 9, 2011 (UTC)

I've done some investigating on this, but have had no luck finding definitive answers thus far. -- sulfur 13:09, July 20, 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know, sulfur. Regardless, I still think we should pin down one definitive format for this site, even if none exists in the "real" world (obviously decided by community consensus, in that case). Are you continuing the search or is your conclusion that there's no definitive way your ultimate one? --Defiant 14:10, July 20, 2011 (UTC)

I'm going to keep looking about, but we can always decide on something, and if we find a definitive "real world" method, then we can revisit the decision, possibly changing it to suit if needed. -- sulfur 14:24, July 20, 2011 (UTC)

Agreed. :) --Defiant 23:59, July 21, 2011 (UTC)


Hi Sulfur, I need some help.

I am -OddDellaRobbia003-, an active Administrator on Code Lyoko Wiki ( I tried editing pages but I have a message that pops up saying: Your user name or IP address has been blocked. The block was made by Sulfur. Reason give...

And when I click on it, The message pops up:

Notification details Your user name or IP address has been blocked. The block was made by Sulfur. Reason given: This username or IP address is prevented from editing across the entire Wikia network due to vandalism or other disruption. If you believe this is in error, please contact Wikia. The blocker also gave this additional reason: spam. Start of block: 14:09, July 26, 2011 Expiry of block: 14:09, January 26, 2012 Intended blockee: Block ID: #19553 Current IP address: You can contact Sulfur or another administrator to discuss the block. Please include all details in the above box in any queries you make. All contributions to Code Lyoko Wiki are considered to be released under the CC-BY-SA (see Wikia:Licensing for details).

I think this is an error, as I have not been involved in such activities. Please help me.

The IP in question was spewing a large amount of spam on various sites on Wikia and (along with several others) was blocked. I notice that your IP has now changed, so perhaps try logging in again and trying anew. If it still doesn't work, you can pop back here to leave me another message, or pop onto the VSTF wiki or IRC to find us and let us know. -- sulfur 12:51, August 2, 2011 (UTC)

User application Edit

Hello, what is the procedure for filing a user application? My edits keep disappearing The preceding unsigned comment was added by ProfessorTrek (talk • contribs).

I'm not sure what you want to "apply" for; but your edits were reverted because they weren't in keeping with the Canon policy.--31dot 09:31, August 12, 2011 (UTC)

There seems to be a problem with arbitrary and capricious activities on 31dot's part. His acts are made no less so through disguising them with the euphemism "canon policy", and inappropriately conclusory declarations made, on his part, thereto. My experience, and, I am confident, the experience of others, with his use of his administrator privileges, have, contrarily, been to demonstrate an absence of an attitude or conduct that is "tolerant and respectful of other viewpoints, opinions, and conclusions." ProfessorTrek 10:37, August 12, 2011 (UTC)

The only edits that I can find that you have made are to the Canada page. While these edits may potentially be "true" from a "real world" perspective, as has been discussed (at length) on your talk page, they are not suitable for Memory Alpha, as they are a combination of speculation and non-canon materials. -- sulfur 11:14, August 12, 2011 (UTC)

This is not at issue. I think you cannot find them because they have been arbitrarily erased. Trust me, there is something going on here that you should look into ProfessorTrek 11:32, August 12, 2011 (UTC)

Sulfur, I think he is referring to this edit, also made under his IP address, which (as already mentioned to him) should be on the pop culture pages or Harland Ellison's page.--31dot 11:40, August 12, 2011 (UTC)
I'm guessing from your latest edit, that you refer to some comments made on "For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky" added by an anon earlier this week. I'll comment on both of these directly here:
  • The concept of a multi-generational spaceship "interstellar ark" was developed further, to become the premise for the Canadian science-fiction television series (produced with the involvement of Harlan Ellison) called The Starlost.
First: This is not entirely relevant to the episode in question. The concept of a multi-generational spaceship has been around longer than that particular episode. If someone involved in the series in question used the Trek episode as inspiration, then that must be cited. Then it would be valid information to have on the article.
  • "Yonada" is the name of a bookstore in which Mark and Robert encounter William Shatner in the Star Trek tribute film Free Enterprise, located in Hollywood, California.
Not relevant on the episode's article. Possibly relevant on the article about Free Enterprise.
It may have been better for 31dot to have made a comment in the edit summary rather than outright reverting the changes, but note that he did comment on the anon's talk page about the matter in question. -- sulfur 11:45, August 12, 2011 (UTC)

I'm sorry, I was just asking because you don't seem to be following your own rules. ProfessorTrek 11:47, August 12, 2011 (UTC)

The rules are being followed. The two references you added to that particular article are either not relevant (without a citation) or in the wrong place. Both of these things were explained to you. The same goes for your references added (repeatedly) about Canada.
If I may make a suggestion for your future editing: Do not constantly add stuff after it has been removed. Bring it up on the article's talk page. -- sulfur 11:49, August 12, 2011 (UTC)

I'm sorry, thorough explanations evidencing arbitary and capricious reasoning do not diminish the obvious conclusory quality here. I have made extensive comparisons by reading the content of many articles. I was just asking because you don't seem to be following your own rules. ProfessorTrek 11:47, August 12, 2011 (UTC)

You stated that already. You don't need to repeat yourself. We have policies in place, but not all articles currently follow them. There are over thirty thousand articles on Memory Alpha. It's a long and pain-staking process to update them all and bring them all in line with policy. Just because something appears to be counter to policy in an article does not mean it is correct. It is simply more likely that nobody's caught the mistake or had the time to fix it as yet. -- sulfur 11:54, August 12, 2011 (UTC)

I'm sorry, there seems to be a disagreement as to the definitional cross-reference as to the meaning of the word "why" here. Thorough explanations evidencing arbitary and capricious reasoning do not diminish the obvious conclusory quality here, specifically in my regard. You are couching the effectuation of your ad hominem desire that my edit contributions not be included here, and to ignore the importance of cross references, in arbitrary, capricious and conclusory statements about "relevance" and "canonicity". The effectuation of your desire results in one user's edits being "canonical" and "relevant" while another's are "non-canonical" and "not relevant" even where there is entirely consistent application bilaterally. You have to provide a complete reason, and equal protection, or what results is administration that is not "tolerant and respectful of other viewpoints, opinions, and conclusions." This is what is meant by the Americanism "this is a rule of law, not of men" ProfessorTrek 12:09, August 12, 2011 (UTC)

You know, I'm really not sure I know what you are actually driving at. I'm not even certain that you know what you're driving at.
I must admit, I do love how you are attempting to use large words and misspelling and misusing them.
Short answer (and this will be the last until you actually attempt to contribute reasonably):
Spend some more time contributing appropriately and less time arguing and trying to pretend that you're smarter than everyone else, and you'll get along just fine.
See? Easy.
This is my last response on the matter here. -- sulfur 12:17, August 12, 2011 (UTC)

Next matter: I know precisely what I am "driving at", and I am confident you do, too. And, I am really not trying to pretend. I really do want to contribute; but, by definition, I cannot contribute in any other manner than that in which I know how. Do you mean "participate in a conspiracy" when you say "get along"? Are you really telling me, specifically, to willfully make spelling and grammatical "errors" from time to time, and to restrict my contributions to only using one-syllable words, when only multi-syllable words suffice, in order to be less...conspicuous? ProfessorTrek 12:28, August 12, 2011 (UTC)

I don't think there is a problem, technically, with my contributions. I think it is simply that you don't like me. And, you think you've told me as tactfully as you can, why: "be less erudite, because it's embarrassing us." Okay. ProfessorTrek 12:39, August 12, 2011 (UTC)

As an uninvolved, third party, might I suggest, sulfur, that you concentrate on trying to explain why the removed notes are not of sufficient relevancy to the article(s) (citing current policy might help)? ProfessorTrek, this is not anything personal to you, and sulfur's evidently tried to make that clear; it's completely untrue that it's because you're "not liked" here. We simply suggest that your edits be more relevant to the pages you add them to, while also still remaining within MA's policies and guidelines. --Defiant 14:04, August 12, 2011 (UTC)

Yeah, like I am going to make edit contributions to a database whose administrators obviously regard me in this way. Not now. ProfessorTrek 17:24, August 12, 2011 (UTC)

Links Edit

Hello. Would you please take a moment to explain the difference between a link that uses square brackets and one that uses curly brackets? Or point me to the relevant article. Thanks. Admiral William Thomas Riker 18:17, August 13, 2011 (UTC)

I presume that you're talking about links to ship names and episodes. The curly brackets indicate that the link is actually a template, such as {{USS}} and {{e}} (for example). Those give information on how to use them and so forth. -- sulfur 22:08, August 13, 2011 (UTC)

RC Edit

There is something seriously wrong with either recent changes or the servers, as things are not displaying correctly or just getting screwy. That last file is logged as restored but is deleted, and there wasn't an edit conflict warning just a few edits ago on the VFD page even though there should have been one. - Archduk3 00:42, August 14, 2011 (UTC)

Yah. It seems that something hiccoughed in there. As long as it's all fine in the end, I'm not that worried. -- sulfur 00:44, August 14, 2011 (UTC)

I was wondering if it might have something to do with the image cache problem, and if you're any more in the loop on that, as wikia is about to block me for complaining and using naughty words. - Archduk3 00:53, August 14, 2011 (UTC)

Argus Edit

Hi there. I wonder, what was your motivation for linking the word Argus to Argus X in Memory test? As far as I can tell, it seems the test just said Argus, which can mean a number of things. Thus, linking to the disambig seemed in order. (I've actually recently re-linked if myself, it used to link to Argus River). -- Capricorn 19:34, August 23, 2011 (UTC)

Yah, I waffled on that, but I think that linking to the disambiguation is also incorrect. It's likely that we should have something such as "Argus (memory test)" (or something as such), with a brief note as to what it is, and that's it. -- sulfur 19:57, August 23, 2011 (UTC)

I love that solution. In fact I'm tempted to create that article right now, but I think I'd better wait, since some of those questions may not have been on screen anyhow. The article probably needs to be sorted out before I make an article not knowing if it belongs in canon or in the unreferenced material cat. :D -- Capricorn 23:02, August 23, 2011 (UTC)


And while I'm talking to an admin... Recently an avatar placeholder seems to have appeared on my user page. Does that mean I can upload an avatar now? iirc there used to be a "no personal images" policy, but I'm not sure if that still applies. -- Capricorn 19:40, August 23, 2011 (UTC)

Avatar's are a Wikia-wide thing. You've always been able to upload those (ever since they appeared). -- sulfur 19:57, August 23, 2011 (UTC)

"Unused" images Edit

Is there a way to have a bot ID images not used in the main namespace? - Archduk3 01:43, September 5, 2011 (UTC)

Not easily, but there are ways. What's the goal? -- sulfur 03:03, September 5, 2011 (UTC)

To try and track down images that either need articles, or are no longer used in articles. This was prompted by finding these two images which were only used at Alan's spacecraft recognition guide before I made the stub article on the subject. - Archduk3 03:20, September 5, 2011 (UTC)

New editor Edit

You might want to take a look at the last post here, since you have the email of people who might be able to get this now, since it should have always been correct, as opposed to whenever the hell they get around to it, like every other problem that only we have. - Archduk3 07:04, September 8, 2011 (UTC)

No ability to create a page (with Special:CreatePage) in monobookEdit

Just to give you a heads up, MA, Wookiee and Tardis are all experiencing the same technical error at the moment. Consequent to the release of the new editor, we lost the ability to add new pages in monobook. Specifically, if you go to Special:CreatePage in monobook, you have no publish/preview/summary features. I've reported this at the comments section at and several people are looking into it, including user:Kirkburn. Can't give you a specific link to that discussion but my original post was made eight hours prior to this time stamp. As of this moment it's on the most recent page of comments.
czechout@fandom    <span style="">14:29:36 Fri 09 Sep 2011 

To keep you abreast of things, I got an email 10 minutes ago from Sarah Manley, who says that they see the problem and they're working on a fix.
czechout@fandom    <span style="">17:59:55 Fri 09 Sep 2011 

Recent debate Edit

Thanks for stopping the flaring of the recent policy debate, sulfur. :) --Defiant 17:45, September 19, 2011 (UTC)

I have a question Edit

Sorry to bother you, but I was wondering, how do make a link so that the text says something different to what the link is? --General MGD 109 09:54, September 24, 2011 (UTC)

[[The link target|The text to display]] -- sulfur 12:13, September 24, 2011 (UTC)
Thanks-- 15:55, September 24, 2011 (UTC)

Typo Edit

Thanks for fixing the typo on that page move :-) --OuroborosCobra talk 04:55, October 1, 2011 (UTC)


Hello, I've recently been banned from making comments on the leauge of legends wikia. The reasons were vandalism and spam. I'm wondering what sparked that up?

The IP address you are using was used to spam a number of vandalistic comments. Change your IP, and you should be OK. -- sulfur 16:39, October 12, 2011 (UTC)

New Navigation MenuEdit

Not sure if you folks are aware, but there is a new nav. menu coming out very soon which allows more drop-downs than the current limit of 4. I remember your old vertical nav. menu used to have cascading menus, so this might be something that would work better for M-A than the current menu. I thought I would offer to turn it on for you early, which would allow you more time to get it tuned in the way you want it. Otherwise it is rumored to go live around the 26th of this month. Let me know if you want me to flip the switch early for you.

An example can be seen HERE. Cheers- (talk) 04:07, October 21, 2011 (UTC)

Log In help. Edit

I have a problem with my MA user account. The email associated with my account is no longer active and I haven't logged in since before I eliminated that particular email address. As such, I can't remember my password and obviously can't generate a new one. How, then, would I go about regaining access to my user account? 03:27, October 26, 2011 (UTC)J (MA User: Krayzi J)

(I'm not Sulfur, but I can answer you.) If you no longer have the email address, according to this you will have to create a new account.--31dot 03:31, October 26, 2011 (UTC)

Wonderful :-( 03:37, October 26, 2011 (UTC)J

Note to Sulfur: I've placed a note on my user account talk page regarding the account status. Please see to the deletion of the user page if that is within your power as an MA Admin. 19:04, October 26, 2011 (UTC)J

As an aside, it might be work emailing Wikia (community at, noting your user, the email tied to it, and noting that you no longer have access to that email account (etc). There is always a possibility that they may be able to assist. Hard to say. -- sulfur 20:37, October 26, 2011 (UTC)

Thanks Sulfer. I may try that. 00:36, October 28, 2011 (UTC)J

I heard back from them and they say it's a no go. I even tried reregistering the emails I retired with Yahoo but both are no longer available. :-( 21:05, October 28, 2011 (UTC)J

Yard Edit

User:Yard has our site icons and backgrounds on his user page and is apparently globally blocked. I was going to ask him if he still needed the links on his page, since that seems to be all he does on en wikis, but I either can't find or see the block log for him. Do you know if I'm going to be able to get a response any time soon? - Archduk3 14:08, December 4, 2011 (UTC)

It's a global block from about a month ago. Not sure precisely what for though. -- sulfur 20:25, December 4, 2011 (UTC)

Music Box citation Edit

Hi there,

Thanks for tidying up my contributions to the classical music side of Star Trek.

I'm new to wiki editing, and I've seen that you want a citation in the Music Box page for Dennis McCarthy writing the music box piece for The Survivors. I'm unsure how to do that, but here's a link to the new ST:TNG soundtrack collection which contains the piece in question, and it states that it was written by Dennis

--Halibut2209 22:40, December 19, 2011 (UTC)

Added in the citation. Since we have that product on the wiki (as it should be), I've added in a link to it in the background entry. Here's the page in question: Star Trek: The Next Generation Collection, Volume One. -- sulfur 22:55, December 19, 2011 (UTC)

Accidental Account Blockage Edit

I believe you blocked my account in error. It has taken me some time to come here and activate it through the activation email, but other than my initial sign-up process, I haven't visited at all. I fail to see how there can be good reason to block me without any visits. Thanks very much for your attention. I will check back here for your response. 19:19, December 21, 2011 (UTC)

What account is that? You should have gotten a message about it. Without that information, I cannot help you. -- sulfur 19:20, December 21, 2011 (UTC)

And the Children Shall Lead (episode) Edit

Thanks for the useful post-edit. Spike-from-NH 22:19, December 25, 2011 (UTC)

Internship Edit

You worked so hard here and on other wikis. you could be a wikia intern. IanPlaystationNerd 15:46, December 30, 2011 (UTC)

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