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

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

This page is broken down into sections:

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


In-universe categories

Missions and expeditions parent

I created Category:Missions and expeditions based on my rereading this, which had everyone actually agreeing that we should have the category, but not liking the name (myself in fact) or what category it should be under. I'm fine with the name as is now, and will do the work to change it if I misread that and we decide otherwise, but there wasn't a category decided to place this under, so we still need that. I did like the original suggestion of "Events", which could then cover Crossing, Fornax Disaster (categorized), Alien abduction, and other uncategorized pages, but since that failed the first time around, I'm open to suggestions. - Archduk3 14:57, June 4, 2011 (UTC)

I like Events as well; I'm not sure what else you could use instead.--31dot 09:25, August 5, 2011 (UTC)

Production POV categories

Award categories

We have categroies for Category:Academy Award winners and Category:Academy Award nominees, Category:Emmy Award winners and Category:Emmy Award nominees, and Category:Saturn Award winners and Category:Saturn Award nominees. To complete the list we also should have Category:Screen Actors Guild Award winners and Category:Taurus World Stunt Award nominees. Maybe I am missing one more, see this list. – Tom 06:52, May 17, 2010 (UTC)

Support. - Archduk3 06:09, June 2, 2010 (UTC)
Come up with a full list, and it shouldn't be a problem I don't think. -- sulfur 15:37, September 7, 2010 (UTC)
So, would Star Trek be listed in the "Screen Actors Guild Award winners" category, or all the individual series pages? I'm not sure how to place the series at whole in there. Was that award a honorary one, or do series win like that all the time? - Archduk3 (on an unsecure connection) 03:57, September 16, 2011 (UTC)
I also approve of such a category (at least, in principal). --Defiant 04:38, September 16, 2011 (UTC)

Ok, here are the missing categories, so far:

I only thought to include these categories to people, maybe also companies but not to specific episodes or the series. These categories could be subcategories to Category:Award nominees and Category:Award winners. Tom 18:23, October 13, 2011 (UTC)

I prefer a single "Awards" category, then the rest laid out in the same style that we have now for the various award categories (ie, Awards->X nominees->X winners). The overall awards page (and the redirects that we have) can go into that top level "Awards" category. I'm not sure that we need "Award nominees" and "Award winners" as extra categories. -- sulfur 18:36, October 13, 2011 (UTC)
Support revised proposal. - Archduk3 12:21, November 3, 2011 (UTC)

Fish out of water

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/FishOutOfTemporalWater

We must have one of this kind for every character that is somehow a fish out of temporal waters in Star Trek, even sentient holodeck programs liike Moriarty... what do you say?--The Tuvixean (talk) 17:22, October 19, 2012 (UTC)

This is "original research" at best. I'm not sure that I see how it can even be easily decided upon. -- sulfur (talk) 17:37, October 19, 2012 (UTC)

Retconned material

For pages and redirects about material that was retconned "out" of canon in a remastered release. - Archduk3 00:50, January 15, 2013 (UTC)

Yeah, I think something like that would be helpful, along the lines of the unreferenced material cat. 31dot (talk) 00:56, January 15, 2013 (UTC)
Sounds like a good idea. -- Capricorn (talk) 11:03, January 15, 2013 (UTC)
I like this idea. Definitely useful. -- sulfur (talk) 20:02, February 4, 2013 (UTC)

Ratings systems

For pages explaining the video game and film rating systems, page we currently don't have but should. I'm not sure what to put this under. - Archduk3 06:00, February 21, 2013 (UTC)

Do you mean the companies that rate them? The ratings themselves? I'm not convinced that we need to go into that detail -- links over to WP, where they can blather on about the variety of ratings programs makes more sense to me. Or am I missing something? -- sulfur (talk) 11:30, February 21, 2013 (UTC)

I mean having a brief summary of the company/board and a list of what is rated what. For example, the ESRB page would contain a list of all the games rated "Teen" with a brief description of what "Teen" means. Wikipedia can handle the full history of each rating system and so forth, but we should cover the ones that something Star Trek related have gotten. - Archduk3 14:35, February 21, 2013 (UTC)

I would say that fitting under the Companies category makes the most sense. -- sulfur (talk) 15:09, February 21, 2013 (UTC)
I don't think much detail is necessary. A Link to Wikipedia should suffice for those seeking more information. StalwartUK 15:14, February 21, 2013 (UTC)
I've created an initial version of the Entertainment Software Rating Board article. I'm not sure that much more information is required, and the only thing that I can really see as being potentially useful is a breakdown of what games fall under what ratings. -- sulfur (talk) 15:29, February 21, 2013 (UTC)
How about we categorize them under say "Rating systems" or "Rating organizations". I would be okay with a bit more info on the individual ratings, minimum ages allowed in particular to better compare ESRB with other rating systems. StalwartUK 16:08, February 21, 2013 (UTC)
I think that "Rating systems" is the most appropriate name, and that category would slide into the "Companies" category. It could also fit into the "Video games" category too, as it relates to them fairly tightly. -- sulfur (talk) 16:13, February 21, 2013 (UTC)
I agree. Maybe we could also put it under "Category:Video releases" to cover those too. A few organizations (namely the BBFC (UK) and the OFLC (Australia) rate both video games and home video/film releases. StalwartUK 16:18, February 21, 2013 (UTC)
Idealy, this category would contain articles about any group doing ratings, and thus be found under any item that is rated (video games, films, video releases, etc). -- sulfur (talk) 16:34, February 21, 2013 (UTC)

Added a list and did some minor reformatting at ESRB, just to show more what I had in mind. - Archduk3 16:37, February 21, 2013 (UTC)

I made some minor adjustments, but that format seems to work decently well. The only issue is the hanging final sentence in the opener, but I've just thought of a way to correct that. -- sulfur (talk) 16:39, February 21, 2013 (UTC)

Here's my attempt at a page for the USK (the German game rating system). StalwartUK 17:45, February 21, 2013 (UTC)

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