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Blair2009

782 Edits since joining this wiki
February 14, 2010
This user believes in keeping talk page conversations in one place. If you leave a comment here, expect a reply on this page.


POV Edit

Please maintain a proper Point of View when changing articles. The headon shot of kirk for instance is not an in-universe image and therefore isn't appropriate for the article James T. Kirk. — Morder 01:30, 19 May 2009 (UTC)

Image:Ayel2.jpg Edit

Hi. The image is excellent. :) However, it needs to be cited (i.e. captioned and its source stated), as well as categorized. Most importantly, we need to know where it came from and if its copyright allows it to be used on other websites than the one it was sourced from without obtaining the website owner's permission. Can you please provide that information? The citing and categorizing will be taken care of once that information is provided. If not, the image, unfortunately, may have to be deleted. Thanks. – Crimsondawn hears you... 22:17, 19 May 2009 (UTC)

That pretty much goes for all the images you uploaded, for that matter, but especially: File:Christopher Pike commander of the Enterprise.jpg and File:George Kirk.jpg. --Alan 22:20, 19 May 2009 (UTC)

alternate timeline edits Edit

Hey, Blair. Just letting you know that not every instance to the alternate reality needs to specify that it was created by Nero or the Narada. The edits you have been making have caused the articles to lose focus on their subject, which are Winona/George/Robau/etc., not the timeline. How the reality was created is explained in the alternate reality page that is already linked in the articles. Thanks! --From Andoria with Love 02:42, 21 May 2009 (UTC)

EditsEdit

Just fyi, when adding links to wikipedia in "External links" sections, use {{wikipedia}}. Also, format them the same as other external links lists. Finally, please do not remove categories from articles. -- sulfur 19:44, February 16, 2010 (UTC)

Sorry, removing the category was a mistake.Blair2009 19:48, February 16, 2010 (UTC)

NitpicksEdit

When removing nitpicks, it's best to move them to the talk page so there's a record of what was removed that doesn't require going through the page history. This is helpful to new users as well as starting a discussion without the need for an edit war in case someone disagrees with you. - Archduk3 22:09, March 29, 2010 (UTC)

Procedure Q Edit

I'm pretty sure it does belong there. Either that, or move entire procedure to Discussion page. Leonard James Akaar 22:02, April 8, 2010 (UTC)

ImagesEdit

As noted above, please ensure that you cite, license, and categorize all of the images you upload, otherwise, they will have to be removed. -- sulfur 02:53, April 24, 2010 (UTC)

Possessive apostropheEdit

Style on MA dictates that words ending with "s" should not have an "s" after the possessive apostrophe. Just fyi. -- sulfur 18:06, April 26, 2010 (UTC)

While I respectfully disagree with that, I'll try to stick to that format in the future (can't promise I'll always remember). -Angry Future Romulan 19:22, April 26, 2010 (UTC)

It's like a number of other things we do here on MA. We have to choose a particular method of doing things, because otherwise they bounce from one to the other constantly! I'm sure that you can understand. It was merely a style choice that we made, going with an accepted method – one that happens to be oft-used (but not always or consistently, of course) in the show's actual scripts. -- sulfur 20:57, April 26, 2010 (UTC)

Removing images from articlesEdit

When you remove an image from an article, please take a moment to check and see if it's in use anywhere else (this can be done at the file). If not, add the {{delete image}} template to the file and add it to the images for deletion page. At the very least please don't add removed image to the talk page of the article, as adding the image there will cause it to not appear on the unused files list. Thanks. - Archduk3 20:31, May 11, 2010 (UTC)

Please add File:Starfleet scanner, 2151 closeup.jpg to the "images for deletion" link archduk3 gave you and explain why you think it should be deleted. Adding the template is not the last step in having an image deleted. Thanks. — Morder (talk) 18:50, May 20, 2010 (UTC)

YAAAAAYYYYYY!!!!!Edit

One thousand edits! I have so many people to thank, but mostly the vandals whose edits I have reverted. I couldn't have done it without you, guys! WHOOOOOOO!!!-Angry Future Romulan 15:06, May 18, 2010 (UTC)

ThanksEdit

Thanks for re-adding the mirror universe banner on the Gardner page, I hadn't even noticed I had removed it, and I checked it a dozen times before submitting it. Bah.--Terran Officer 05:16, June 11, 2010 (UTC)

No prob, it happens. -Angry Future Romulan 14:10, June 11, 2010 (UTC)

Redirects with titlesEdit

Just FYI, we don't use these on MA. In fact, we make a point of removing them. Things like "Gul Dukat", "Captain Picard", etc. They don't belong here. -- sulfur 20:29, July 15, 2010 (UTC)

That's fine, I wasn't aware. Just curious, though, why is that? It seems that the casual user might drop by and type in "Captain Kirk" in the search bar. -Angry Future Romulan 20:31, July 15, 2010 (UTC)

With the old (good) search, that would've gone to James T. Kirk right off. With the new POS, that comes up with nothing (go figure). But the problem comes when there are multiple people with the same rank and last name. -- sulfur 20:53, July 15, 2010 (UTC)

'Scuse me for butting in, but I don't understand why that's a reason for banning redirects of this sort altogether. Can't we deal with those on a case-by-case basis? I'd think that a redirect for "Captain Kirk" or "Gul Dukat" would be useful for casual readers, especially if the search is messed up. In cases where there could be more than one person with that title/name combo (like "Admiral Janeway") we could just have a disambiguation page. —Josiah Rowe 21:04, July 15, 2010 (UTC)
Yeah, I was thinking the same thing. There aren't very good odds that there will be another Captain Kirk or Gul Dukat, and even if there were, it could simply redirect to a disambig page. -Angry Future Romulan 21:07, July 15, 2010 (UTC)

External linksEdit

Please note that when you add a link to wikipedia, it's not a "See also", it's an "External link". Please also ensure that you put a '*' in front of it in order to format it like every other external link on the Wiki. You've been around long enough to figure that out by now. -- sulfur 02:39, July 21, 2010 (UTC)

Hope I didn't crash the server. -Angry Future Romulan 02:45, July 21, 2010 (UTC)

px size on imagesEdit

Just fyi, the only place that these should ever appear is on the "unnamed X" lists, and it should be 150px there. There should be no other 'px' sizes, because the 'thumb' size takes care of that and resizes the images based on the reader's preferences. -- sulfur 16:48, July 23, 2010 (UTC)

I'm not exactly sure what you're referring to. -Angry Future Romulan 17:01, July 23, 2010 (UTC)

Apparently my lack of sleep has kicked in, and I clicked on the wrong talk page. My apologies. :) -- sulfur 17:28, July 23, 2010 (UTC)

Spirit FolkEdit

Since you create more new pages around here than most, and most likely have seen the episode recently, at least more so than me, would you mind changing the "Spirit Folk" redirect to a page about the term? For the life of me I can't think of a way to do that in canon, and won't have time to rewatch the episode before I forget to. - Archduk3 20:39, August 6, 2010 (UTC)

Done and done! -Angry Future Romulan 20:51, August 6, 2010 (UTC)

Thanks. :) - Archduk3 20:52, August 6, 2010 (UTC)

Past tense POV Edit

Duly noted, thanks much!!

About rewriting Edit

I have noticed that you have a tendency to rewrite canonical facts out of articles in favor of retelling the stories of the episodes. Please note that the episode articles are mainly for the story of the episode and an article of a phenomenon or a device or a technology is mainly for all the little facts that were established about that specific item. It is not necessary to rewrite these facts out from those articles to "dumb them down". That is an insult to contributors who have carefully examined the episodes to gather those facts. --Pseudohuman 18:24, August 16, 2010 (UTC)

Uh-huh. -Angry Future Romulan 18:26, August 16, 2010 (UTC)

I am glad to see that you are beginning to realize that all the little technobabble factoids are important in articles, as MA is attempting to be the most definite encyclopedia on all trek facts. --Pseudohuman 09:23, October 28, 2010 (UTC)

Yes. Gladness all around. -Angry Future Romulan 14:01, October 28, 2010 (UTC)

ImagesEdit

Having problems? - Archduk3 17:52, August 31, 2010 (UTC)

The problem fixed itself quickly enough. Apparently I have the patience of a Tellarite. -Angry Future Romulan 17:54, August 31, 2010 (UTC)

Don't worry, your not alone there. :) - Archduk3 15:24, September 2, 2010 (UTC)

Immediate deletionsEdit

If you find something like vandalism that should be deleted immediately, you should use the {{Delete}} template instead of one of the others, as well as listing it on Memory Alpha:Pages for immediate deletion (which also has a list of what else can be deleted immediately). - Archduk3 15:24, September 2, 2010 (UTC)

Got it. -Angry Future Romulan 15:25, September 2, 2010 (UTC)

you have got to be kidding me. it is an actors bio page, there is more then a few items that are not related to trek on that page or for that fact any of the other actors pages. camorite12:24 9-8-10

Image uploadsEdit

Please make sure that you don't forget to add a category to images you upload. If you're not sure which it should fit into, just use Category:Memory Alpha images, and it can be figured out along the way. -- sulfur 18:23, September 27, 2010 (UTC)

SidebarsEdit

When adding in a sidebar, please do not remove the actor name from the main article. Sidebars do not replace that mention, they only supplement. -- sulfur 14:31, October 12, 2010 (UTC)

EditsEdit

You're wrong. No offense to you. But I listen very closely. Please. Stay. Out. Of. My. Edits. - Nessie

No. I listen very closely, too. I'm not sure where you're getting your info. -Angry Future Romulan 20:35, October 19, 2010 (UTC)

New articlesEdit

When creating new articles, please ensure that they are not orphans. As in, please ensure that something else links to that article. If nothing links to it when you create it, take the time to (at a minimum) add a link to it in the references section of the episode that you are citing. It is best to attempt to "build the web" as much as possible too, so if you can find other locations that would make suitable links, add them. -- sulfur 11:56, October 21, 2010 (UTC)

Recent upload Edit

Hi. Just want to let you know that I've reverted a recent upload of yours. The file File:Porter-assimilated.jpg shows Paul Porter and you've uploaded an image of a different Starfleet officer. So I reverted it. But I've uploaded "your image" as the new one for the character we already have an image of here File:Assimilated operations officer.jpg if you want to use it on another article. – Tom 16:57, October 21, 2010 (UTC)

Whoops. -Angry Future Romulan 17:05, October 21, 2010 (UTC)

Individuals Edit

Category:Memory Alpha images (individuals) should only be added to images of aliens we don't know the species of, since all other images have a category of there own, like Humans or Vulcans. - Archduk3 20:02, October 21, 2010 (UTC)

Got it. -Angry Future Romulan 20:03, October 21, 2010 (UTC)

Sidebar "cleanup"Edit

Just fyi, doing that isn't necessary. It still takes up just as much space in the DB with or without that text due to the way that the Wiki DB keeps track of revisions and changes. -- sulfur 20:15, November 3, 2010 (UTC)

Why the Deletes? Edit

Im just wondering why are both the pages i created going to be deleted? they both link into the game Star Trek: Shattered Universe, yet you are deleting them. You've also told me that only one of them is non-canon, which, fair enough, is a reason, but why are both being deleted? thanks XNERZHULx 17:47, December 20, 2010 (UTC)

They're both non-canon. -Angry Future Romulan 17:53, December 20, 2010 (UTC)

If those 2 pages are non-canon, why is the game on there? Surely that would be classed as non-canon too? XNERZHULx 17:59, December 20, 2010 (UTC)

Because game articles are written from a real-world POV. The individual references within the games are not included on this site. I would suggest Memory Beta, the wiki site for non-canon works. -Angry Future Romulan 18:00, December 20, 2010 (UTC)

Ok, my bad, makes sense now, would have been better if i realised that sooner. Sorry guys!!!! XNERZHULx 18:04, December 20, 2010 (UTC)

Aside: Often better to list for merge than delete, just in case others think to do the same things. -- sulfur 19:26, December 20, 2010 (UTC)
You mean merge with the Star Trek: Shattered Universe article? -Angry Future Romulan 19:36, December 20, 2010 (UTC)
Yessir. Then add to this list. -- sulfur 19:48, December 20, 2010 (UTC)

DisambigsEdit

When you create one, add it to Memory Alpha:Links to disambiguating pages. -- sulfur 20:33, December 27, 2010 (UTC)

double image Edit

You've uploaded this image "File:Warp 5 complex.jpg". We already have this image here File:Warp five complex scientists.jpg. – Tom 23:44, January 1, 2011 (UTC)

Whoops. Sorry about that. I've put it up for deletion. -Angry Future Romulan 00:05, January 2, 2011 (UTC)

Sanctuary->MonasteryEdit

I removed the redirect, since the "live fast and prosper" reference to sanctuary was not a monastery. Now, is it possible that the one link to sanctuary should be monastery? Perhaps. Does a page for "sanctuary (place)" need to exist? Depends on the actual reference in the Voyager episode. -- sulfur 14:51, January 4, 2011 (UTC)

Image renamesEdit

It's best to suggest new names for images btw... :) -- sulfur 21:26, January 13, 2011 (UTC)

Datestatus Edit

FYI, {{Sidebar individual}} now has a datestatus call for people who's last status isn't dead. - Archduk3 18:29, February 1, 2011 (UTC)

"Visionary" FA Nomination Edit

Hi there. I noticed you have made a contribution to the "Visionary" episode article. Perhaps you would consider voting for it in the nomination process? If you support the article as one of Memory Alpha's best works, simply put Support along with your reasoning. If you object to the article becoming featured, just put Oppose along with your reasoning. Featured articles help us to showcase the Memory Alpha community's ability and it's only through the participation of users such as yourself that we can get these articles featured. Thanks for your time. Live long and prosper! -- | TrekFan Open a channel 22:09, February 19, 2011 (UTC)

Admin nomination Edit

Fair warning, I've nominated you for administrator. Considering the amount of quality work you do around here I felt it should be recognized. - Archduk3 20:00, February 23, 2011 (UTC)

Wow, I'm honored. -Angry Future Romulan 21:20, February 23, 2011 (UTC)
Note that if you wish to accept it, please add it onto the nominations page. Thanks. -- sulfur 21:34, February 23, 2011 (UTC)

Admin rights Edit

I have given you admin rights after your successful nomination. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask. :) -- Cid Highwind 01:21, March 11, 2011 (UTC)

Congratulations! We're all here if you need anything. :) --31dot 02:30, March 11, 2011 (UTC)
Indeed, it took long enough, so congrats are certainly in order! - Archduk3 03:15, March 11, 2011 (UTC)
Congratulations!–Cleanse ( talk | contribs ) 04:45, March 11, 2011 (UTC)
Thanks guys, I really appreciate it, both the support and the trust. -Angry Future Romulan 15:06, March 11, 2011 (UTC)

Image re-upload Edit

We all seem to be having the image re-upload problem your also experiencing.-- OvBacon(Talk) 16:56, March 29, 2011 (UTC)

I just noticed that your already in the forum page...sorry for not seeing that-- OvBacon(Talk) 16:59, March 29, 2011 (UTC)

The curse of having a different signature than my username. -Angry Future Blair

The images you uploading, are they from the original series or the remastered one?-- OvBacon(Talk) 18:12, March 29, 2011 (UTC)

They're remastered. To anticipate your next question, no, I have not been remembering to put the new "remastered" tag onto them. -Angry Future Romulan 19:30, March 29, 2011 (UTC)
Can you please remember to add the template? It will make our lives easier in the long run. Thanks! ;) -- sulfur 19:45, March 29, 2011 (UTC)

Quality and file size of images Edit

I've noticed that many of your images have a big file size. It would be good to size them down, both in dimensions as in KB's. I think a file of 1,440 × 1,080 pixels, file size: 462 KB is a little to much. I personally think a 1000 x 700 is big enough (but I guess you could argue that that is personal), but even if you would leave it at 1,440 × 1,080, you can get the file to 230 KB without any noticeable quality loss. And at 1000 x 700 the size is only 152 KB... with the thousands of pictures put on Mem Alpha all that size adds up fast. Just something to think about. I don't know if the Meta data that shows on the images comes from your software (photoshop CS for windows) or from TrekCore (I know those are done in CS). If you are using photoshop you can save for "the web and devices" and choose quality High, that ought to do the job. -- OvBacon(Talk) 04:02, March 30, 2011 (UTC)

Aside -- we don't really need to worry too much about space used by images. Just sayin'. -- sulfur 10:28, March 30, 2011 (UTC)
Thanks Sulfur, thats good to know.-- OvBacon(Talk) 15:37, March 30, 2011 (UTC)

Disambigs Edit

Please use the templates when creating disambiguations, as that lets us keep track of them. - Archduk3 16:54, March 30, 2011 (UTC)

Your Signature Edit

Whenever I read your signature, I always have a chuckle to myself, so I decided I'd let you know how awesome it was by posting it here! :) --| TrekFan Open a channel 19:37, April 1, 2011 (UTC)

DeletionsEdit

Btw, when deleting redirects, double check the incoming links, and clean those up if need be. I noticed that the "The Riker Maneuver" redirect was recreated today, because there was an incoming link pointing to it. -- sulfur 15:27, April 18, 2011 (UTC)

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