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You know, if the novel "Transcendence" was pulled off the shelves for a copyright dispute (i.e. "not being legally published") -- then it is definitely the type of material that does not belong on Memory Alpha.
We only make articles based on canon Star Trek -- and we always have -- but we provide a roster of legally published Star Trek material, even though it is not part of the "official" Star Trek story, even though the stories aren't relevant to our data in other articles.
It would really be a violation of our policy to keep this article (we've deleted several other "fan fiction" or "illegally published" type books before, such as "Ships of the Starfleet" and the "USS Enterprise Officer's Manual"
This isn't a matter of being "delete happy" -- we tried to let the original contributor of the article and talk page comments know this several times -- before the Transcendence article was even started.
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IP comment removed from user page:
- Ithink that this page is very good. Its a shame we cant get into space any quicker than we already are. -<anon>
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So you don't wonder what happened, Memory Alpha policy is that, once a user's name appears on Special:Wantedpages (which is compiled automatically from red [broken] links), an admin may create the user's page as a redirect to the user's talk page. Your name only appeared on the list because you signed multiple talk pages without having a user page, and it's nothing to worry about - just one of those technical issues. Anyway, your user page is now a redirect to your talk page; if you want to put some content there, click here to edit your user page. This isn't required however so feel free to leave it as a redirect if you'd like.
That's a lot of text for such a simple matter, sorry. :P If you were fond of having your name appear in red, no worries. See the instructions on Zsingaya's page to find out how you can make your signature red, green, purple, or whatever you prefer. It's also helpful if you want to customize your signature further. Feel free to ask on my talk page if you have any questions. --Vedek Dukat Talk | Duty Roster 08:23, 28 Dec 2005 (UTC)