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News item about Culver Edit

Recheck that Deadline story about Culver Studios 02:29, March 6, 2014 (UTC)

Recheck that Deadline story about Culver Studios The preceding unsigned comment was added by Andy12679 (talk • contribs).

Question about Orci/Kurtzman Edit

I dont know if this belongs here or elsewhere, so feel free to move it to its appropriate page, but is there some place we can send a letter to, a direct POC at Paramount, to lobby/petition/what have, you that neither Kurtzman nor Orci get to direct the next Star Trek movie, much less write it? i mean if I and a bunch of people want to send Paramount a letter in that regard, where would we send it? Addressed to whom? Certainly not merely to their general headquarters. Any input is appreciated. Thanks. Distantlycharmed (talk) 15:18, April 26, 2014 (UTC)

Language portal brokenEdit

It seems that language portal is broken. When I click on the flag, it does not open Wiki on some other language but it points to this link: Any idea how to fix, since I have the same problem on Serbian wiki. --Igor871 (talk) 16:00, July 11, 2014 (UTC)

This appears to be a problem with MediaWiki:Common.js. - Archduk3 04:45, August 20, 2014 (UTC)
Nice catch! Works great now. --Igor871 (talk) 15:40, August 20, 2014 (UTC)

Strange news Edit

I sometimes run into ridiculous news items, covering events that do not seem appropriate for reporting on Memory Alpha. The page shouldn't mention everything that people like Benedict Cumberbatch are doing just because they happened to appear on Star Trek, as if they were initiated into the Star Trek community and suddenly everyone must be their total and complete fan. No, it is more likely that the readers are interested only in their activities pertaining to Star Trek (and if they're interested in others, Memory Alpha isn't a fansite or a general industry news site).

Another example is the death of Robin Williams; the news writer apparently checked if he was connected to Star Trek at all and found that he was considered for an appearance on TNG, then went on to mention that in the news item, as if the mere consideration is comparable to his actual body of work, as if that's who he is to a fan of Star Trek, nothing more than a potential Star Trek actor (or perhaps the excuse needed to be stated explicitly?) It just looks ridiculous; it would've been better not to report that news at all, because even if it were better worded, readers would eventually figure out the weird reason for reporting his death and not those of other famous actors.

The point is that these reports cannot be made by algorithm; every case must be considered separately, in order to determine whether it makes sense for the reader. -- 08:49, August 13, 2014 (UTC)

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