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Welcome to Star Trek Answers!Edit

Welcome to Star Trek Answers, 31dot. Thanks for contributing! I hope you join in and ask or answer some more questions. You can find the new questions on the WikiActivity page. If you need any help, have a look at Help:Wikianswers. -- Sulfur (Talk) 2012-02-24T12:35:02

The deletion template (currently appearing on this question appears white with (mostly) grey text to me, making it hard to read. Is there a way for me to change the color?31dot 15:00, March 6, 2012 (UTC)

Done. Although, I would strongly recommend using {{red}} instead. Just redirect non-Qs and such with that. -- sulfur 20:12, March 9, 2012 (UTC)

Roddenberry questions Edit

Please note questions about Gene Roddenberry's politics, whether the output of a Cardassian disruptor rifle in comparison to a satelite is "believeable", the resiliency of Gorn, or how people pronounce Data seem to be general discussions not questions about actual star trek so if this place isn't meant for that seems like you've got a lot of work you're not doing67.183.100.160 22:10, June 7, 2012 (UTC)

If you believe a question should be deleted, say so on that question's talk page; I will say that specific questions about Trek staff are valid questions, as their political views shape their activities. Questions about pronunciation are also valid. Neither of those are general discussions. 31dot 01:25, June 8, 2012 (UTC)
Your question from the get-go stated that it was seeking opinions; that's not what this site is for. 31dot 01:50, June 8, 2012 (UTC)


The User Ipodsoft is a spammer. 05:15, July 30, 2012 (UTC)

Hey, would it be alright if I asked YOU the speculatory questions? Meste17 (talk) 16:58, August 24, 2012 (UTC)

I asked another question that SHOULD NOT be speculatory. PLEASE let me know if it is and I will TRY to take it off. Ok? Meste17 (talk) 21:47, August 24, 2012 (UTC)

Hey, there.

Someone told me Spock should not have been messing around with Uhura on account of his betrothal to T'Pring dating back to childhood. Wondered if this was true, hence my question, re: should she have been accounted for.

If you can suggest a phrasing for the question that would clarify this, I'd be happy to repost. :-)

Rackstraw (talk) 05:10, September 8, 2012 (UTC)

There seem to be a lot of questions about the 2 divisions of Science again.  This is at least the second time I've tagged it for deletion, but don't know the IP address of the first since it was deleted.  I've tagged the latest as Vague & asked them to rephrase again at  2 Divisions of Science.  Perhaps this is not a  Star Trek  related question?  TrekFan1984 Ends (talk) 12:25, June 7, 2014 (UTC)

Also see What are the two_main_division_of_pure_science  TrekFan1984 Ends (talk) 15:59, June 7, 2014 (UTC)

____________Just saw this question Is Klingon diarrhea...asked by whom isn't registered yet & it was answered by another unregistered user.  I beleive it is Spam.  They appear to reference the Typhoon Pact books, which I haven't read yet.  I'll be adding a delete tag, if this is an appropriate question, let me know. TrekFan1984 Ends (talk) 02:00, January 31, 2015 (UTC)

Weapons range questions Edit

I know that the questions about the range of phasers and torpedoes have been asked repeatedly. And I recently gave answers to those two questions. Would you say that they are candidate questions and answers for the FAQ page?Amphibiot (talk) 21:53, September 8, 2012 (UTC)

I'm not sure it's quite that frequent; we started that category in response to the question of "why did McFadden leave the show in Season 2" being asked about once a week. That said, it could always be removed later if the FAQ got too big to be useful. I wouldn't stand in the way of anyone adding it at this time. :) 31dot (talk) 22:17, September 8, 2012 (UTC)

Your qualificatonsEdit

It is you who has made this into your "soapbox". Specifically you have done that with regard to broadcasting and enforcing (1) your hatred of obese persons; and more importantly, (2) that, as a result, and more globally, it is your belief that the ethos of Star Trek and of Star Trek fandom should not be one of tolerance for diversity of opinion and for diversity of the person, nor should those values be reflected here.

You exhibit a fascination with, and enthusiasm for, many of the factual aspects of the Star Trek mythos, both in-universe and real-world. However, you have made it abundantly clear that you vehemently disagree with the ambience of tolerance and respect for diversity, both in-universe and real-world, that is intrinsic to the Star Trek ethos. And, that you further intend to use your admin privileges to enforce this political viewpoint on your part, on the other people here.

I intend to make it my business to take and transmit the evidence I have collected of your conduct in this regard. I intend to utilize it to communicate your lack of qualification. And, that the oft-demonstrated, abject lack of qualification you thereby possess is concealed by a veneer of deservedness through an apparent conversant familiarlity with the subject matter, but which coexists in the same person with a false enthusiasm for, and ignorance of, its true substantive meaning. I intend to prove that your advantaged position here is thereby undeserved, and that you should deprived of it by the proper authority. --ProfessorTrek (talk) 03:36, September 9, 2012 (UTC)

The issue is not your views and my alleged lack of tolerating them, nor it is my alleged hatred of obese or whatever you want to call them persons(I love my obese relatives the way they are no matter what they look like); the issue is your misuse of this site and general conduct here, which has contained veiled insults when not outright insulting people. That is unacceptable.
And good luck with that, as I would be very surprised if any "proper authority" interfered with what goes on here(Wikia generally does not) especially after they review your conduct. 31dot (talk) 10:40, September 9, 2012 (UTC)

Species questionEdit

For the record, I think you posted while I was typing my answer, it's just a quirk of the wiki system that yours ended up below mine.-Cpthunt (talk) 23:06, October 16, 2012 (UTC)

Yeah, I believe it was. Just fixing it, was all. :) 31dot (talk) 02:43, October 17, 2012 (UTC)

Registry Related QuestionsEdit

Would it be possible in some way add a redirect and/or a movement to the FAQ's category for all the various questions that have to do with starship registries? You know the kind that have that "If x-ship was commissioned blah blah...whenever why is it's registry number higher/lower than ship-y".........

I mean the answer is always the same everytime and they're all just the same basic questioned rephrased. Seems we get those here alot. Does that count as a FAQ? 10:22, November 22, 2012 (UTC)

It certainly might count. :) It sounds like a good idea. I won't be able to do it today but I will keep this in mind. Thanks for your suggestion. 31dot (talk) 12:50, November 22, 2012 (UTC)

Janeway vs the Kazon question Edit

In response to your deleting my original, I have resubmitted my question regarding Janeway and the Kazon with a specific request for concrete examples and with less emphasis on opinion.  I hope it now meets the criteria for inclusion. 20:13, January 30, 2013 (UTC)

I've responded to you on the question page you created. 31dot (talk) 22:20, January 30, 2013 (UTC)

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Ok how about this: if I have questions that require "speculation," can I just ask you and you can help me think of somethings? Meste17 (talk) 23:10, July 1, 2013 (UTC)

I would suggest that you visit TrekBBS or any other site listed when one googles "Star Trek discussion". Those are sites designed for general discussion of all kinds. 31dot (talk) 01:21, July 2, 2013 (UTC)

Recent Post Edit

I recently asked a question about whether it was possible that two particular Star Trek characters of the same gender had ever become romantically involved with one another. You deleted my question and posted a homophobic remark on my talk page. Is this website run by Fox News or something? 17:20, July 29, 2013 (UTC)

Answered you on your page; please confine discussion on this there. 31dot (talk) 19:26, July 29, 2013 (UTC)
31dot, I recently added to the Talk page of Why did Gates McFadden really leave the series...
As a Frequently Asked Question, I was hoping you could look at my comments & provide feedback?  Any suggestions you or others might give would be appreciated.  If there are sources for the items I suggested deleting, please just mention that in the talk section of the question, thanks.TrekFan1984 Ends (talk) 15:52, March 28, 2015 (UTC)
A heads up, I just added to User's Talk Page & explained the Scope of Questions rule.  This user has a string of hypothetical questions to ask & hopefully they'll rephrase them.  TrekFan1984 Ends (talk) 18:52, July 18, 2015 (UTC)

Your Latest Delete Edit

Hi there. You recently wiped out a fun question concerning the use of undergarments in the Trek universe, which is actually a valid topic and was supported by onscreen evidence. Would you please explain why you seem to have a habit of wiping out entirely logical threads arbitrarily whenever they don't conform to your personal tastes, but you allow questions like "do they be beam" to remain? Thank you.

First, this is not a site for general discussion, but to ask specific questions about Star Trek content, in order to help people who cannot find answers at Memory Alpha or Memory Beta and perhaps steer them to the right page at those sites if available. The question was asked and answered, and it then turned into a brief discussion about the appearance of actors' private parts and whether or not they wore underwear, a question that cannot possibly be answered unless you have interviewed the actors involved and convinced them to talk about their private parts with you. Further, someone having an erection or hard nipples does not mean that they weren't wearing underwear. This is not the wiki to collect such information, regardless of what I think about the subject(which frankly, if I was such an actor, I would not find it "fun" and I personally find it a tad vulgar for a wiki visited by those as young as 13). The fact that one can nitpick and find such information on the screen is immaterial.
If you don't like the scope of this site or the manner in which it is managed, you are free to go elsewhere, or start your own wiki with whatever criteria you want.
Lastly, I tend to leave grammatically incorrect or misspelled questions for a time, to make it easier for the person that asked them to come back to them. If you come across such questions that have been overlooked, feel free to post to their talk page or otherwise mark them (perhaps tag them for deletion) and I can then deal with them. 31dot (talk) 12:49, November 18, 2013 (UTC)

Actually, I think that you're missing the bigger picture. What started as an inquiry as to why Catherine Hicks elected to go braless in Star Trek: The Voyage Home ultimately morphed into a very insightful look into Federation attitudes toward undergarments and modesty. Yes, Dr. Gillian Taylor's choice of bare breasts under her sweater is an anomaly (although it was most likely done as a holdover from the bra-burning days of the 60s and 70s); however, Matt Decker, Jean-Luc Picard, and Ishara Yar's decisions to abandon undergarments and wear clothing that revealed their genitalia is an insightful look into futuristic cultural norms. It also may offer some insight into the manufacture of clothing in the future - if Decker and Yar both felt comfortable doing away with the chafing and bouncing protection afforded by undergarments, then we can likely assume that their clothing must somehow afford this to them. We may further interpret that the shift toward abandoning undergarments must have begun after the Archer era, as there were no shortage of underwear scenes on Enterprise (the vast majority of which afforded unobstructed views of erected nipples and man-bulge). I believe discussion of such insights should not be censored here, and I fail to see why concern for 13-year-olds should be justification for your censorship, especially since all of the subject matter being discussed is readily available for any 13-year-old to view in Star Trek reruns on basic cable and OTA. Please reconsider your position and your logic regarding this.

You can wrap the issue in the 24th century if you want but there was no philosophical or insightful discussion on that page. Even if there was, this is not the forum for such general discussion or speculation, regardless about what I think of the issue. This wiki is for answering specific questions; open ended discussion and speculation should take place elsewhere.
As I said, the fact that one can nitpick and look for this sort of thing is immaterial. There are forums for such in depth discussion of minutiae like this.
I might be willing to restore the original question if it was something that could actually be answered- but as I stated without additional information there is no way to know if the person was indeed wearing undergarments or not. 31dot (talk) 15:56, November 18, 2013 (UTC)

But that's just it - it CAN be proven, at least in the case of Catherine Hicks. Google "Catherine Hicks bra Star Trek" (minus the quotes) and skim the extensive list of results. There is ample commentary concerning Hicks' bra-free look, including one guy who says that her unrestricted cleavage was his favorite memory of the film.

If that's the case, then the question didn't need to be asked now, did it? This is not the forum to give opinions about the costumes of the actors or debate philosophy about cultural norms related to underwear in the future or discuss whose erections, packages and nipples can be seen. That's not what this site is for. 31dot (talk) 17:47, November 18, 2013 (UTC)

I don't recall that the subject of erections ever came up, but that's beside the point. I will defer to your judgment since it is your site and let the matter go.

Klingon Template Edit

Thanks 31dot, this will definetly help.  I'm adding it to my list of Star Trek Answers templates.  TrekFan1984 Ends (talk) 04:02, January 28, 2014 (UTC)

Just wondering too is it appropriate here to delete a duplicate page after it has been corrected?  Here is my example--

It has been renamed by me & thought after a day or so the orginal should be deleted. TrekFan1984 Ends (talk) 04:08, January 28, 2014 (UTC)

My thought is to leave something like that longer for a day as if the person who wrote it misspelled words in the question they may do so again if they come back to look for it. 31dot (talk) 10:57, January 28, 2014 (UTC)

Spam 2Edit

31 dot, I have seen these questions come on-line recently. Hoping this person is just uninformed & needs answers but, thinking they may be Spam, they are all asked by from There have been a rash of questions about Jenna Jamison being a companion over at Doctor Who Answers. TrekFan1984 Ends (talk) 23:28, January 29, 2014 (UTC)

I don't know if it's spam, but it's odd at least. Thanks for the heads up 31dot (talk) 23:33, January 29, 2014 (UTC)
Hello, just wanted to make you aware, I have left a note w/ User so that person could leave reference material for their answer about Kevas & Trillium.  Not sure if it's Spam etc..., hoping this person is just uninformed, but I don't recall reading what Kevas & Trilluim are in Star Trek.  Memory Alpha or Beta doesn't have these answers referenced either, so tht's why I wonder.  TrekFan1984 Ends (talk) 14:15, April 12, 2015 (UTC)
Without a source it sounds like made-up fanon to me; I'll remove it pending a source coming up. 31dot (talk) 16:01, April 12, 2015 (UTC)
Hello, again just letting you know of 4 questions that had recent vandalism.
  1. Just WTF, simply WTF
  2. Where is willam shatner
  3. Does money exist -- possibly by Professor Trek
  4. Can you be half betzoid and half vulcan

I am adding a delete tag for vandalism & user answering own questions to the first one. The others I've undone the changes.  If I should let an Admin know before undoing them, please let me know. Saw you recent edit about Can you be half betzoid and half vulcan, very nice.  TrekFan1984 Ends (talk) 23:31, May 26, 2015 (UTC)


Hello 31dot, I was recently attempting to catergorize some randon questions & came across this one, Since there is so much...  It appears to be spam & has history only from 2009-10, but no registered users except a Bot.  I personally believe it adds nothing to the discussion & would like you to consider removing it ASAP before someone removes the delete tag & begins a new spamming wave w/ it, thanks.  If you don't believe it is spam, please let me know.  TrekFan1984 Ends (talk) 01:57, June 18, 2015 (UTC)


Hello, just found some vanalism at another new version of Why did Gates McFadden leave.  I've removed the comments by  user & redirected it to the Frequently asked Questions area. I've also found nonsense questions & answers by these users,  Delete tags have been added as appropriate.  TrekFan1984 Ends (talk) 22:04, July 1, 2015 (UTC


Just found another Samal Genesis question.  The unregistered user, 49.14846.14, began it & I know I've seen the same basic question w/ a delete tag recently.   The user hasn't asked anything else & it might be 1) an uniformed person not phrasing questions correctly or 2) Spam / Vandalism.  I was wondering if you could set up a auto delete for further similiar Samal Genesis questions? Thanks TrekFan1984 Ends (talk) 10:36, August 1, 2015 (UTC)

No, there is no way to automatically delete pages. 31dot (talk) 10:47, August 1, 2015 (UTC)

User Edit

Hello 31dot, someone created the question: on 22 February, they also expanded it by adding in the answers block.  As you will see, it is the users first question & purely speculative, myself & an unregisterd user have added delete templates only to have them removed by the original poster. may not realize speculative questions aren't allowed.  I would hope you could:

  1. Explain to the user the rules at Star Trek Answers
  2. Move their question back to the Unanswered catagory
  3. Delete the question if the user can't rephrase correctly after the rules are explained.  TrekFan1984 Ends (talk) 00:09, February 23, 2014 (UTC)

I'm assuming it's a speculative question, as I haven't read the Voyager novels set after the series.  I have heard they went back toward the Delta Quandrant though w/ Chakotay as captain.TrekFan1984 Ends (talk) 00:16, February 23, 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the heads up but I have been aware of this person; they tried posting under a username and once I blocked that just to get their attention they began switching to a floating IP. 31dot (talk) 04:13, February 23, 2014 (UTC)

Accidentally created duplicate account Edit

Hey, I think I accidentally created a duplicate account last week.  I suspect there's some sort of bug in the forgot my password feature or something, because instead of resetting my password, I somehow created a duplicate account with the name Cpt hunt instead of "CptHunt."  You can delete the other user account, I don't need it.-Cpthunt (talk) 05:12, May 1, 2014 (UTC)

You can request the accidental account be disabled by following the proper link on this page, but there's no harm in just leaving it alone. Also, it may be worthwhile to keep so that others don't create it as their own account(and potentially be confused with you). Either way is fine. 31dot (talk) 12:35, May 1, 2014 (UTC)

Is it possible to delete categories? Edit

I am wondering if it's possible to delete categories? I recently created the James T Kirk category, while someone else created the same category, but with a period after the middle initial.  Since I;m the only person using this Category, I thought it best to delete or erase it altogether.  Thanks for the help. TrekFan1984 Ends (talk) 00:16, June 9, 2014 (UTC)

Simply removing the category from the articles it is on should remove the category, unless someone created the Category page(i.e. typed something on it) in which case that page needs to be deleted. Until a couple years ago(I think) categories without pages appeared with a red hyperlink(like a regular article that hasn't been created yet) but this was changed so that all categories appear with blue hyperlinks, whether or not they have an actual page for them, and clicking on the link will lead to the list of category members(even if the actual page has not yet been created).
I've probably confused you and I apologize- but as long as the unwanted category (without a page) is removed from articles that should do it. 31dot (talk) 02:06, June 9, 2014 (UTC)
I believe I've figured this out.  I recently began clicking the undo option in a question's history were my misspelled category is listed.  Wiki gives me the option to delete the category if I hover over the puzzle piece representing the unwanted category. 
Rest assured I am only doing this to the category names I have added & misspelled.  I will be correcting 2 or 3 a day until I get the misspelled category names removed. 
       Oh & 1 other thing, I misspelled the category Actors as 'Acors' or some such. About a day after I removed the 'Acors' category name from the question, it disappeared from the Star Trek Answers category lists altogether. TrekFan1984 Ends (talk) 23:35, June 9, 2015 (UTC)

re: FYI Edit

thanks for the heads up, I'll keep an eye on it.-Cpthunt (talk) 08:19, June 18, 2014 (UTC)


31dot, I asked Cpthunt about combining / cleaning up some similar How Many Star Trek series are there questions, over on his Talk page.  I'd appreciate it if you would check his Redirects section & provide feedback as well, thanks.  TrekFan1984 Ends (talk) 12:20, June 7, 2015 (UTC)

Welcome Edit

Thanks for your offer to help and words of welcome! Anthonyrc (talk) 01:33, July 24, 2014 (UTC)

ProfessorTrek Edit

Just a heads up, it seems that ProfessorTrek has returned again.-Cpthunt (talk) 06:36, September 7, 2014 (UTC)

Adding cats to old questions Edit

Is there a way to add categories to old questions without spamming the recent edits list on the front page, I've been noticing lots of really old questions poping up there.-Cpthunt (talk) 08:04, October 26, 2014 (UTC)

I'm not sure, but I don't think so, as adding a category to a page is considered an edit. 31dot (talk) 11:12, October 26, 2014 (UTC)
I have seen a lot of edits from I am not me were this person is adding categories to unanswered questions, but not actually giving an answer to the question.  This of course moves them from unanswered to answered questions.  I was wondering if this may qualify as a breach of the rules?  Should I am not me be asked to avoid adding categories unless they can also answer the question?  TrekFan1984 Ends (talk) 20:22, June 14, 2015 (UTC)
From what I can see that users's adding of categories doesn't remove the Un-answered category. I guess they are doing it in case people peruse the category pages for unanswered questions, or to save time categorizing them later. Personally I'm not sure it's worth the effort but I don't think it's against any rules. 31dot (talk) 20:29, June 14, 2015 (UTC)

Another Vandal Edit

There's a user on a floating IP that keeps vandalizing pages with answers like: "In the Typhon Pact books, it gets said that Chakotay went to the electric chair when they got back to Earth, and Baylanna did 33 years in a labor camp for joining the Maquis."  I don't know if you can ban a floating IP, but just thought I'd warn you.-Cpthunt (talk) 18:39, February 6, 2015 (UTC)

There are ways to ban floating IPs if some of the numbers are the same; if they are completely different(which is possible) then it just has to be handled one at a time. 31dot (talk) 21:24, February 6, 2015 (UTC)

Talk page privileges Edit


As I don't intend to return to Memory Alpha, I am asking that my talk privileges be banned as well. Thanks. 05:58, April 12, 2015 (UTC)

More spam Edit

Can we ban user  He's been posting spam to unanswered questions and deleting content on others to replace with spam.-Cpthunt (talk) 19:10, May 27, 2015 (UTC)


I've added a delete tag to at least 1 of this person's questions, & they have only asked 1 question of their own.  This person hasn't returned under this ID since you asked them to stop.  Perhaps it'd be safe to delete their nonsense questions?  TrekFan1984 Ends (talk) 18:01, June 14, 2015 (UTC)

To whom are you referring? 31dot (talk) 18:24, June 14, 2015 (UTC)
Sorry about that, I meant Ends (talk) 18:54, June 14, 2015 (UTC)

Episode titles... / About Page update Edit

Recently I edited a question All Our Yesterdays by removing a duplicate / mistyped category tag.  As you probably know, this is only an episode title & not exactly a question.  I am wondering if Episode Titles As Questions should be:

  1. Redirected to a templete telling a person  "This is simply a title of a Star Trek episode, just typing a title as your question is too vague.  Please use your search engine or Wikipedia, Memory Alpha or Beta.  A great deal of information about the episode can be found at these resources.  If you have a specific question about the episode, please rephrase the question.  "  We could add hyperlinks to Wikipedia, Memory Alpha or Beta to simplfy their search too.
  2. Ask a person to rephrase their question, which may end up in duplicates of similiar questions, as the Rephrase option isn't obvious.
  3. Deleted altogether, w/ the statement "...this is an Episode title, not a question about the episode.  Please be more specific..."   This fits in w/ the Phrase your question as a question guideline"

Should we also apply any fix retroactively & change all Episode Titles As Questions to the same answer?

Also, is it not time to update the About Page Klingon language Guideline to include all fictional languages in Star Trek?  All though there is extensive documentation on Klingon, very little or nothing is know about the other languages.  As well as adding a line to the Phrase your question as a question guideline stating "episode titles are not questions."  TrekFan1984 Ends (talk) 21:03, June 14, 2015 (UTC)

I would say episode titles should just be redirected to the existing generic redirect page ({{subst:red}}; that covers most circumstances. The trouble is that people get the search bar and the question bar confused.
I'm not yet sure that we need to make the language template more generic; few other alien languages were developed extensively or used as much as Klingon. 31dot (talk) 21:50, June 14, 2015 (UTC)

Template Ideas Edit

Hello, I would like to suggest the addition of the Clarify Template to Star Trek Answers website.  It would seem to be a better alternative than the Delete template because a user asked their question in an unclear or incomprehesible manner.  It could also be used to help clarify text in the answers section too.  I'm not really sure how to add it here or even if I can as a non admin user.  Any suggestions you'd have would be helpful.  TrekFan1984 Ends (talk) 15:58, June 20, 2015 (UTC)

You should be able to create one; as long as it is in the Template namespace it should be fine. 31dot (talk) 16:06, June 20, 2015 (UTC)

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