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These templates are notice blocks that may be included in articles for the purpose of informing users of the article's status.

Problems with articles Edit

Name Current Text
 {{constant edits}}
This note was added because of constant editing and should be removed by the person noted below later.

Thanks for contributing to Memory Alpha. If you wish to make edits, please do so in a minimum of editing actions, as this reduces the database load.

If you wish to test your Wiki editing skills further, please use the sandbox. Please see the welcome page if you would like to learn more about contributing here. Thank you.
 {{copyvio}}
Possible copyright infringement

The text of this article has been removed because of a possible copyright infringement. The text that was previously posted here is the same as text that can be found here:

{{{source}}}

This page is now listed on our possible copyright infringements page. Please do not edit this page until the copyright issue is resolved, even if you are rewriting it - follow the instructions below, instead.


  • If there was permission to use this material under terms of our license or if you are the copyright holder of the externally linked text and want to re-publish your text using the license linked to above, please indicate this on the talk page.
  • If there was no permission to use this text then please rewrite the page at Message_templates/temp, or leave this page to be deleted. Deletion will occur about one week from the time this page title was placed on the possible copyright infringements page. If a temp page is created, it will be moved here following deletion of the original.
  • In any case, please read Memory Alpha:Copyrights to avoid future confusion.
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Possible copyright infringement

This file is a possible copyright infringement and should therefore not be used by any article. The original source of this file is suspected to be:

{{{source}}}

This file is now listed on our possible copyright infringements page. Please do not simply remove this note until the copyright issue is resolved - follow the instructions below, instead.


  • If there was permission to use this material under terms of our license or if you are the copyright holder of the externally linked file and want to re-publish it here using the license linked to above, please indicate this on the talk page or see Memory Alpha:File use policy for other options.
  • If use of this file qualifies as fair use under United States copyright law, a message should be noted on this page stating that fact. A simple note for images is available to insert; it can be added by typing {{image fairuse}} on the file description page. An explanation of why the file is considered fair use should also be added to justify this belief.
  • If there was no permission to use this file and use here would not qualify as fair use, leave it to be deleted. Deletion will occur about one week from the time this page title was placed on the possible copyright infringements page.
  • In any case, please read Memory Alpha:Copyrights to avoid future confusion.
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Notice This page has been listed as a candidate for speedy deletion. It may have little or no content or be pure vandalism. An administrator should be along to delete the page or remove this notice shortly. In the meantime, please do not remove the notice from the page.
 {{delete page}}
Deletion

Deletion has been suggested for this page according to the deletion policy. In the normal day-to-day operations of Memory Alpha, some pages are deleted for various reasons. This deletion suggestion and reasoning can be discussed on:


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Click the following link to create one:
Memory Alpha:Pages for deletion/Memory Alpha:Message templates
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Deletion

Deletion has been suggested for this file according to the deletion policy. In the normal day-to-day operations of Memory Alpha, some files are deleted for various reasons. This deletion suggestion and reasoning can be discussed on:


ATTENTION
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Click the following link to create one:
Memory Alpha:Files for deletion/Memory Alpha:Message templates
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It has been suggested that this article should be merged with PAGE NAME.
You can discuss this suggestion on the talk page.
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It has been suggested that this article should be renamed to NEW TITLE.
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It has been suggested that a section of this article should be split off to a different page.
You can discuss this suggestion on the talk page.

Pages needing attention Edit

Name Current Text
 {{pna}}
This article needs attentionThis page has been identified as needing attention. Please visit the article's talk page to see what needs fixing and feel free to edit this page to assist with this task.
 {{pna-cite}}
This article needs attentionThis page does not adequately cite one or more of its sources, and needs attention. If you can provide references from valid resource material, feel free to edit it to add a citation or correct the data.
 {{pna-cite before use}}
This image requires a citation before it can be used! This image has been identified as needing attention some time ago - see other warning messages below. It has now been removed from all articles, and should only be added to them again after those problems have been solved.
 {{pna-episode}}
This episode summary is incompleteThis episode summary has been identified as lacking essential detail, and as such needs attention. Feel free to edit this page to assist with this expansion.
  • Please obey copyright policy; do not copy material from other sources without permission.
 {{pna-file cleanup}}
This file needs a clean-up This file has been identified as needing attention. It may need to be replaced with a higher quality file or edited to crop or remove superfluous information such as black bars or borders. Feel free to upload an edited version of this file to assist with this task.
 {{pna-file without copyright}} 
This file needs attention This file has been identified as needing attention. It needs to be edited to add a proper copyright disclaimer as described on {{licensing}}. Feel free to edit this page to assist with this task.
 {{pna-inaccurate}}
This article might be inaccurateThis page has been identified as needing attention. Please visit the article's talk page to see what needs fixing and feel free to edit this page to assist with this task.
 {{pna-incomplete}}
This article is incompleteThis page has been identified as lacking essential detail, and as such needs attention. Information regarding expansion requirements may be found on the article's talk page. Feel free to edit this page to assist with this expansion.
 {{pna-pov}}
This article or section needs attention This page or section has been identified as having been written from the wrong point of view and needs attention. Please visit the article's talk page to see what needs fixing and feel free to edit this page to assist with this task.
 {{pna-replace file}}
NoticeThis file has been identified as needing attention. It may need to be replaced with a higher quality file or a different file format. Feel free to upload a different version of this file to assist with this task. If replaced with a different file format, please change this notice to {{delete}} while noting the file was replaced in the edit summary.
 {{pna-section}}
This section needs attentionThis part of this page needs attention. The reason for this may be on the article's talk page. Feel free to edit this page to assist.
 {{pna-uncited reproduction}}
This reproduction needs a citation This image has been identified as needing attention. It supposedly is a user-created reproduction of material seen in a valid resource, which means that this description page should contain either an image link to a screenshot, or another form of detailed citation and rationale allowing others to easily check the faithfulness of this reproduction. If you can help with this task, please add a citation as described above.
 {{pna-unformatted}}
This article is unformattedThis page requires formatting - possibly including wikification, and adherance to the Manual of Style - and has been identified as needing attention. Please feel free to edit this page to assist with this task.

Images uploaded without citation Edit

Note that this template is automatically tagged on images uploaded a certain way, and is more of a "system" template in this respect.
Name Current Text
  {{none selected}}
This image needs to be described, formatted, cited, licensed, and categorized as per the Memory Alpha image use policy.
This article or section needs attention This page or section does not adequately cite one or more of its sources, and needs attention. If you can provide references from valid resource material, feel free to edit it to add a citation or correct the data.
This image page needs attention This image page has been identified as needing attention. It needs to be edited to add a proper copyright disclaimer as described on {{licensing}}. Feel free to edit this page to assist with this task.

Informational messages Edit

Name Current Text
 {{disambiguation}};
 {{disambiguation link}};
 {{ep disambiguation}};
 {{mirror disambiguation}};
 {{alt disambiguation}};
 {{prime disambiguation}}
Disambiguation links for use at the top of articles. See templates for current text as well as usage instructions.
 {{disambiguation page}} This is a disambiguation page; that is, one that points to other pages that might otherwise have the same name. If you followed a link here, you might want to go back and fix that link to point to the appropriate specific page.
 {{fan}}
This article is a featured article candidate. Please visit the nominations page to support or oppose the nomination.
 {{far}}
This article's featured status is up for review. Please visit the review page to support or oppose this motion.
 {{featured}}
This is a featured article. We believe it to be one of the best examples of the Memory Alpha community's work. Even so, if you see a way this page can be improved even further, we invite you to contribute.
 {{image citation}}
Image citation This picture is used as an image citation for a user created reproduction. As this exact picture was specifically chosen, take this into consideration before modifying or replacing it.
 {{inuse}}
Notice
This article is currently undergoing a major edit. As a courtesy, in order to avoid edit conflicts, please do not make edits to this article while this message is posted.
 {{international}}
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 {{peerreview}}
For use in articles. See template for current text and usage instructions.
 {{potd}}
Picture of the Day

This picture is currently "Picture of the Day" for DATE. As this exact picture was specifically chosen, be careful when modifying or replacing it.

 {{stub}}
This article is a stub. You can help Memory Alpha by fixing it.
 {{stub-character}}
This article is a stub about a character. You can help Memory Alpha by fixing it.
 {{stub-production}}
This article is a stub relating to an actor or production information. You can help Memory Alpha by fixing it.
 {{talkpage}}
For use on talk pages. See template for current text and usage instructions.

Copyright notices Edit

Name Current Text
 {{licensing}}
{{licensing
|type=TYPE
|license=LICENSE
|owner=OWNER
|source=SOURCE
|rationale=RATIONALE
}}

List of licensing template shortcuts:

{{audio fairuse commentary}} 
For audio files from films, television, podcasts, or interviews not produced by Paramount (or one of its affiliates).
{{audio paramount}} 
For audio files from Star Trek episodes or films, or sources otherwise produced by Paramount (or one of its affiliates).
{{image art reproduction}} 
For images showing reproductions of on-screen artwork.
{{image ccl}} 
For images released under the Creative Commons-Attribution-NonCommercial license.
{{image ccl-sa-2.5}} 
For images released under the Creative Commons-Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 license.
{{image ccl-sa-2}} 
For images released under the Creative Commons-Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 license.
{{image collage}} 
For images made from more than one image.
{{image copyright}} 
For copyrighted images with explicit permission for use.
{{image fairuse}} 
For copyrighted images for which "fair use" may be claimed by the contributor.
{{image fairuse cover}} 
For images that show the covers of Blu-rays, books, comics, or video games for which "fair use" may be claimed by the contributor.
{{image fairuse interior art}} 
For interior artwork from comic books and other publications for which "fair use" may be claimed by the contributor.
{{image fairuse screenshot}} 
For screen shots from video games for which "fair use" may be claimed by the contributor.
{{image fairuse television}} 
For screen captures of television shows or films not produced by Paramount (or one of its affiliates).
{{image logo}} 
For images of copyrighted logos for which "fair use" may be claimed by the contributor.
{{image of MA}} 
For images of the Memory Alpha site interface used on help pages and in discussions.
{{image other}} 
For images released under a copyright license not covered by another template.
{{image paramount}} 
For screen shots from Star Trek episodes or films, or sources otherwise produced by Paramount (or one of its affiliates).
{{image pd}} 
For images released into the public domain.
{{image pd award}} 
For images showing US military awards, which cannot be copyrighted.
{{image pd insignia}} 
For images derived from US military insignia.
{{image pd rank}} 
For images derived from international military rank insignia.
{{video license}} 
For all videos.

Contacting users Edit

Name Current Text
 {{edithint-bias}}

Bias Edit

Please refrain from adding bias in articles. This lacks the objectivity that Memory Alpha strives for, and may also constitute original research. Articles should be written in an encyclopedic format.

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Supplementary information in articles Edit

Please note that in-universe articles on Memory Alpha only include information from the television episodes and theatrical films. If you are interested in contributing information from licensed Star Trek works (such as from games, novels and comics) you may want to check out Memory Beta. Thanks!

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Citations Edit

Please cite your sources. Uncited information may be removed from articles. Thanks.

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Fanon information in articles Edit

Please note that Memory Alpha articles only include information from official and approved sources. If you are interested in contributing information from fan created works you may want to check out the Star Trek Expanded Universe or Memory Gamma. Thanks!

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Formatting Edit

You may want to read how to edit for more information on formatting this wiki.

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Images Edit

Please take a moment to read the file use policy. All images uploaded to MA need a proper image licensing template as well as citations. Images without an image licensing template or citation will be removed from articles and are subject to deletion. If you have any questions about how to add the requirements or why this needs to be done, feel free to ask.

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Nitpicking Edit

Please note that nitpicking is not allowed on Memory Alpha. There are many production errors with Star Trek and many possible explanations; we can't list them all.

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Personal files Edit

Please note that Memory Alpha does not allow personal files. Your file has been, or soon will be, deleted. If you would like a personal image on your user page you may "hotlink" it. However there are only a few sources that Wikia allows you to hotlink from.

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Point of view in articles Edit

Memory Alpha's primary point of view is that of a character inside the fictional Star Trek universe – an archivist at Memory Alpha, the Federation library planet. Because Star Trek stories take place in many different eras, from the beginnings of life on Earth to the 31st century and beyond, and because forthcoming stories may even expand beyond that, it is important to write all articles from a single perspective: i.e. that of someone looking back at the past. This helps to keep Memory Alpha consistent and understandable. Please read Memory Alpha:Point of view as there are a few exceptions to this rule. Thanks!

 {{edithint-preview}}

Multiple Edits Edit

Please make use of the Preview button when making edits. This allows you to see what your edit looks like before you save it, which reduces the load on the database and makes the Recent Changes page easier to read. Thanks.

 {{edithint-sign}}

Signature Edit

Please sign your talk page comments using ~~~~ or click the signature button above. This helps us keep track of who said what.

 {{edithint-similar}}

Similarities Edit

Please note that we only note similarities when confirmed by a background source that the similarity was intentional. There are too many similarities to existing and future stories that cataloging them would take up more space that the article.

 {{edithint-tense}}

Tense Edit

Please note that we use the past tense within in-universe articles. Because Star Trek stories take place in many different eras, it is important to write all articles from a single perspective: that of someone looking back at the past. This helps to keep Memory Alpha consistent and understandable. Thanks.

 {{edithint-test}}

TestEdit

Thanks for experimenting with Memory Alpha. Your test worked, and has now been, or shortly will be, removed. If you wish to test your Wiki editing skills further, please use the sandbox, as tests made in the article space will be removed quickly. Please see the welcome page if you would like to learn more about contributing here. Thanks.

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Vandalism Edit

Please do not vandalize articles. If you continue to do so, you will be blocked from editing for a period of time. Repeated vandalism will result in longer blocks.
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You have been blocked from editing for a period of time because you vandalized Memory Alpha articles. Repeated vandalism will result in longer blocks.

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Wikipedia Edit

Please do NOT copy information directly from Wikipedia. Memory Alpha is a CC-BY-NC wiki, which means information from a CC-BY-SA wiki, like Wikipedia, can not be posted here, and vice versa. Information copied from Wikipedia in violation of the copyright will be deleted and removed from the edit history.

 {{newuser}} This brief blurb was placed here to eliminate Message templates's user page from clogging up Wanted Pages. If you are the user, please feel free to let the public know a little more about you and your contributions.
 {{welcome}}
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Gral and Shran call a truce

Welcome!

Welcome to Memory Alpha, Message templates! I've noticed that you've already made some contributions to our database – thank you! We all hope that you'll enjoy our activities here and decide to join our community.

If you'd like to learn more about working with the nuts and bolts of Memory Alpha, I have a few links that you might want to check out:

One other suggestion: if you're going to make comments on talk pages or make other sorts of comments, please be sure to sign them with four tildes (~~~~) to paste in your user name and the date/time of the comment.

If you have any questions, please feel free to post them in our Ten Forward community page. Thanks, and once again, welcome to Memory Alpha!

 {{welcome-anon}} 
Vulcan captain, first contact

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  • The ability to rename a page
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