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Please stop making repeated edits to pages. It's best to use the show preview button whenever possible. Thanks! -- Sulfur 03:17, 12 December 2006 (UTC)
As I mentioned above about a month ago, please make use of the Show Preview button when making edits to articles (such as "Ship of the Line"), 7-8 edits within about 10-15 minutes is far too many, especially when several of them have merely been to correct typos or links. Those are best solved with the preview option rather than saving them. Thanks! -- Sulfur 20:28, 13 January 2007 (UTC)
- Again, please make sure to use the Show Preview button to preview your edits for errors or missed formatting. This prevents multiple edits and clogging of the Recent Changes and History of the page. 12 edits in less than 15 minutes in one article is quite excessive, so make sure to preview ;) Thanks! - Enzo Aquarius 02:38, 23 January 2007 (UTC)
- Again, please STOP copying articles from Memory Beta, if you continue to do so, you can be blocked. - Enzo Aquarius 04:17, 26 January 2007 (UTC)
- Additionally, please read our copyrights page. Thank you. --From Andoria with Love 04:19, 26 January 2007 (UTC)
- Actually, having looked at the edits, they're not copyright violations... they're the book jacket summaries, which we allow here as well. So, um... why is WT being accused of violating copyright? Although WTRiker copied the formatting from MB, all we need to do is reformat it to MA standards. The book jacket summary is fair game so long as its used for review and attributed to the book jacket. There's been no violation. --From Andoria with Love 04:25, 26 January 2007 (UTC)
An apology is in order for the mistakes in regards to your recent book additions. Since the introductions are just the book covers, even though you appear to have used information from MB, it can't be qualified as a Copyright Violation (As, even if we used the book blurb, it would be the same :P). I mentioned the Copyvio thing to Cobra, which prompted this, and thus, I am sorry for what has happened in the past 10 or so minutes. - Enzo Aquarius 04:36, 26 January 2007 (UTC)
Guess what, turns out we were wrong. The parts you copied over were just the jacket (which is fair use), and the characters list (which we would have had eventually). I blame Enzo Aquarius, he made me think these were copyvios in our discussion in IRC. Sorry, we goofed. In the future, though, you would do well to write it up here rather than copying any code from Memory Beta, as their templates and such are not the same as ours. --OuroborosCobra talk 04:36, 26 January 2007 (UTC)
Your best bet to avoid anything like this is simply not to copy code or text from anywhere else. Write your own stuff when you make additions here. Original work cannot be a copyright violation, and won't confuse people into thinking it is one. As I said though, Enzo and I jumped the gun here. Sorry again. --OuroborosCobra talk 04:39, 26 January 2007 (UTC)
Apology #3 Edit
I, too, would like to apologize for not securing Enzo and Cobra in their cages and allowing them to run amuck. Rest assured, they'll be receiving an extra helping of "Threshold" tonight. ;) --From Andoria with Love 04:43, 26 January 2007 (UTC)
Re:New novel Edit
Hey, WT. I'm not sure if you read my response or not (I don't know if you make use of the recent changes page), so just to let you know, I did reply to your question. See ya around! :) --From Andoria with Love 05:41, 26 January 2007 (UTC)
Years vs Production YearsEdit
I saw that you added production/real-world information into the Las Vegas, 1966, and 2006 articles. Those articles are for things that have occurred inside the Star Trek universe. Stuff that took place in the "real world" should go into articles such as 1996 productions and 2006 productions instead. Thanks! -- Sulfur 01:25, 27 January 2007 (UTC)
Novel covers Edit
Btw, when removing stuff from the upcoming productions page, please make sure to actually "move" it (read: add it) to the relevant productions page. In the case of the three most recently removed items, to the 2007 page. Thanks! -- Sulfur 02:52, 25 March 2007 (UTC)
Talk Pages Edit
USS Farragut (alternate reality) Edit
Please take a moment to read the image 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 this, feel free to ask. - Archduk3 22:48, April 2, 2011 (UTC)
Spoilers for unreleased materialEdit
As the film has not been released yet and per the spoiler policy we don't create in-universe articles until the film is officially released.