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Is this level of detail—for a novel—appropriate for Memory Alpha, or should most of it be moved to Memory Beta? —MJBurrageTALK • 18:09, 8 February 2007 (UTC)

I don't see a real problem with this much detail, as long as it's not linking non-canon material it should be fine. - Enzo Aquarius 18:12, 8 February 2007 (UTC)
I don't mind having this level of detail. It does not hurt Memory Alpha. It would seem more appropriate for Memory Beta, though. My big problem with this article is the section titles. I have a widescreen, and even with that the TOC runs all the way across. This is not at all pleasing. Section titles should be short and concise. If you need more detail, make it in an opening sentence of the section. --OuroborosCobra talk 18:15, 8 February 2007 (UTC)
Totally agree -- each chapter should be named "chapter XX" -- not "chapter XX in XX ship on XX sector" or whatever. -- Captain M.K.B. 18:26, 8 February 2007 (UTC)
The prose style of the summary is also pretty awkward. Some sentences just go on and on and on and on and on and on. Due to this and the issues mentioned above, I tagged it. I'd revise it myself but I never read this book. Gonk (Gonk!) 16:11, 19 May 2007 (UTC)

Stardates & Years Edit

I only have the Audiobook version of this novel, so I cannot check the following data against the printed book.

Firstly, the novel places the "First Contact" events in 2372, although it is listed here as 2373 since that is where Memory Alpha's timeline places that film. Should this be mentioned in a footnote?

As for the Stardate issue, a Stardate is given in the novel by Captain Bateman at the beginning of the Enterprise-E's shakedown cruise, but several problems exist. The Stardate given is 5021.9 (obviously a mis-read date, but I cannot access the novel to check it's printed date). However, assuming this is a 50xxx.x Stardate, that would place those events in 2373, which is contradictory to all timeline data. Should footnotes be listed along with the given Stardate, or just leave the Stardate entry as "unknown"?

74.197.223.65 07:42, January 17, 2010 (UTC)

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