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Thanks, and I hope your having a great morning, Titantalk


Permission about layouts

Hello Titan,

Do I need to get permission from the original users to use their layout on our page, such as your tabbed table page or Fleet_ALLIED_COMMAND_ELITE's Starbase status layout? --Captain Spirk (talk) 06:16, 4 August 2018 (CDT)

Technically it isn't required to get permission, as everything on this wiki is in licensed under the Creative Commons Zero (Public Domain). (On most pages on the wiki, the message "Content is available under Creative Commons Zero (Public Domain) unless otherwise noted." is on the bottom of the page, this applies to all pages though). It would be nice of you to give them credit on the page itself, or at least in the edit summary so it appears on the history page (or on the talk page). Something like, "Page layout originally designed by ___, modified by ___." You could also leave a message on their talk page saying you are using there layout, and that you like it. Totally up to you, given the license. Titantalk 02:22, 5 August 2018 (CDT)

Fleet Page Deleted

Why do you deleted my page Interstellar fleet omega. What was wrong? —User: Archer

Media Wiki 1.31

Do you know when the wiki will be updated to 1.31? We are still having issues with Crew/List count and Category:Crew Vault head not displaying properly. --Captain Spirk (talk) 13:51, 1 September 2018 (CDT)

Any updates on this? It's now early January. The category bug is a significant problem that has only gotten worse. --Darxide (talk) 18:56, 8 January 2019 (CST)

I am interested in when the update will happen as well.Ace (talk) 19:08, 31 March 2019 (CDT)

New Fleet and Crew Page ATS

Hi Titan,

I recently joined a new Fleet, Fleet Colonial Fleet Ohio . I need to change some of the figures around for the Template:Crew Page ATS Table/Tutorial . How do I go about doing this?

Do I need to create a new Fleet Colonial Fleet Ohio fleet page or can I edit my current Ohio Baby fleet page?

Thanks in advance.

--Captain Spirk (talk) 06:58, 8 September 2018 (CDT)

Hi Titan,
I have recently moved all of my old fleet to the new fleet. How do I change the Starbase Bonuses on the Template: Crew Page ATS Table/Tutorial to display the figures on my new fleet page? Can you also check whether or not I have accidentally created duplicated pages like last time, and if I have, I apologize in advance.
Also, how do we put new crew head in the Category:Crew Head while we wait for an update to occur, when we upload new crew head's?
Thank you in advance.
--Captain Spirk (talk) 07:32, 11 September 2018 (CDT)

Deleted images

Hi Titan, You deleted a few images for improper naming, are you happy with the ones I uploaded just now?


If not - how should these be properly named?

Many thanks, Mbasti (talk) 04:35, 10 September 2018 (CDT)


Hi Titan!
Umh, I realise I am rarely online, but could you please restore the admin/maintenance permissions for me (for example I'm currently unable to delete wiki pages, and I am also unable to edit the main wiki page)? There is no reason to revoke these rights for me.
Thank you very much! Cheers, --Crunch (talk) 17:53, 23 October 2018 (CDT)

Also, is the forced cannot-save-without-previewing-changes-first also controlled by permissions (AND the now mandatory Captcha on all(?) page edits, or is this a global setting affecting everyone? If it's not global, could you please disable them for me as well? It's kinda tedious and quickly gets annoying if you need to edit many pages and you know what you are doing. :-/ Thanks! (for example, the Captcha is enforced on this Talk page, claiming "Your edit includes new external links.", although the section I am editing does not have any) --Crunch (talk) 18:05, 23 October 2018 (CDT)

Tuxedo Nog

Hi Titan!
Tuxedo Nog (created and last edited beginning of October) currently does not appear in Category:Legendary. Any ideas? I thought these weird category (counting) problems were fixed in this MediaWiki version? Weird. Cheers! --Crunch (talk) 14:06, 3 November 2018 (CDT)

Missing Crew Category

i dont know if this helps or if there is a compiled list page i cant find for the Categorized Crew.
todate these crew are missing from the Categories;
2 Star Crew ,
Fleet Commander Martok , Geordi La Forge , Losira ,
3 Star Crew ,
Commanding Officer Sisko , Lt. Commander Jack Crusher , Tourist Jadzia Dax ,
4 Star Crew ,
Admiral Ross , Army Chaplain Odo , Breen Disguise Dukat , Captain Kurn 1/4 , Commander Barclay , Commander Donatra ,
Diseased Changeling Founder , Dr. Leonard McCoy , Ensign Picard , Festive Lwaxana Troi , Herbert Rossoff ,
Ikat'ika , Irumodic Syndrome Picard , Lady Beverly , Michael Sullivan , Mirror Keiko , Pugilist Q ,
Smuggler Kasidy Yates , Subcommander T’Rul , Tarquin , Tourist Reed , Wedding Quark , Yelgrun ,
5 Star Crew ,
Age of Sail Data , Ahdar Ru'afo , Alternate Future Jadzia Dax , Alternate Future T'Pol , Amelia Earhart , Astrosciences Sulu ,
Captain Silva La Forge , Changeling Martok , Covert Operative Leland , Data V ,
Elizabeth Dehner , Emperor Philippa Georgiou , EV Suit Burnham , EV Suit Seven of Nine , Fennim , Gary Seven , Gloria ,
H.M.S. Pinafore Data , Interfaced La Forge , Lucille Davenport ,
Maid Marian (Vash) , Mambo Picard , Merry Men Crusher , Minuet , Mugato , Musketeer Picard , Niners Worf ,
Phlox, Au Naturel , Polywater Yar , Professor Sato , Queen Guinevere Kira , Rain Robinson , Reverend Phlox , Satin Lily Sloane ,
The Prophet , Tucker On-The-Ropes , Tuxedo Nog , Tyler, Son of None ,
[FSC] VAdm: Gryphon [***] (talk) 20:51, 3 November 2018 (CDT)


Hi titan, is it possible to change the username by myself? Greets --ST Cpt. Redav (talk) 04:30, 4 November 2018 (CST)

Category bug

Sure, no worries. I was just curious, because you wrote here that the bug was fixed. Or was that a different bug? --Crunch (talk) 15:00, 10 November 2018 (CST)

Fleet member is blocked from account creation

A fleet member of mine is blocked from account creation. He says he's never had an account on the Wiki before and the message given was "Spam IP address" which is a very popular (and undescriptive) reason on Special:AbuseLog. He provided me his IP address through a private message and I tried to search for it as well as unblocking it, but I get the message that that IP is not blocked. I don't know if the Wiki uses some publicly available blacklists or anything like that, but I was hoping you could look into this for me. Let me know what info you need. Thanks. --Darxide (talk) 09:39, 15 January 2019 (CST)

Event Images

What are the dimensions for the Event/Images? Are there any specific rules? Who uploads the images for the Events?

--Captain Spirk (talk) 09:40, 7 February 2019 (CST)

Please delete image

Please delete: I accidentally uploaded it vs. the image the I wanted to.

Away Team skills

How do you fill in the blank away team skills, along with the different levels and the different stars? I'm confused at using the {{ATSB}} code. Can you please give me a hint or is it a good idea to leave these alone?

--Captain Spirk (talk) 01:39, 25 February 2019 (CST)

Changing pages titles

Maybe that's not the right action, but it is what I intended to do. Gary Seven's character page is G._Seven, which seems wrong to me. He has one version, which I understand to be the crew member page, which is the proper name for the character page. I have no idea how to remedy this. Or maybe I am wrong about the whole thing. If you have time, any tips or explanation would help. Thanks Ace (talk) 13:50, 30 March 2019 (CDT)

Using Parser Function for Tables

Hi Titan,

Is there any way to count how many cells or data there are in a table? For example, I want to know how many "Legendary", "Super Rare", crew I have collected so far, etc. Is there an easier way to do this or do you have to just manually count how crew's you have immortalized?

--Captain Spirk (talk) 09:20, 4 August 2019 (CDT)

Can you show me an example on how to do this? Maybe provide a block of code if you could? Thanks.
Captain Spirk (talk) 10:22, 5 August 2019 (CDT)Captain Spirk (talk) 09:22, 5 August 2019 (CDT)

Templated:Immortalized Crew & Number of Templates

Hi Titan,

With the Template, Template:Immortalized Crew, why are there multiple blank lines before the actual table? How should we get rid of these blank lines, by using a comment or another method? Also, how do the actual comments work?

Also, with the Templates, how many templates are there, that are not listed on Category:Templates? For e.g. Template:Immortalized Crew is not on the page.

--Captain Spirk (talk) 08:34, 20 August 2019 (CDT)


I left an updated message on the admin noticeboard. Not sure they'll notice though. I wanted some feedback on this: Ace (talk) 08:04, 12 September 2019 (CDT)

New Users Having Trouble Creating Accounts

Hey Titan. I was just in the STT Discord and noticed someone mentioning that they saw the Call For Help and tried to make an account and got an error. Others chimed in and said they have been trying to make an account for some time and receive the same error every time. Hoping you could look into this. --Darxide (talk) 18:04, 18 September 2019 (CDT)

It actually looks like the last new user account was created in April, so there is definitely a problem somewhere. --Darxide (talk) 18:08, 18 September 2019 (CDT)

New CrewNav

I went through and added a bunch, but that's probably all I'll have time to do for a bit. I'm moving over the next couple of days, and Monday's the absolute earliest that the cable company will potentially hook up the new place. Middlehead (talk) 01:25, 19 October 2019 (CDT)

Had a little time today and I was going to add more people, but just in case you haven't seen it yet I noticed there's already too many TNG entries for either the script or the output box to handle. Middlehead (talk) 14:38, 19 October 2019 (CDT)
Thanks, i saw. That can be fixed easily, will so so later. Titantalk 16:44, 19 October 2019 (CDT)

Admin Promotion

Hey Titan,

When did I get promoted to admin? I suddenly see that I am an admin. Did you promote me to admin and if so when? If you did promote me, thanks. If it was someone else, I'd like to thank them.

--Captain Spirk (talk) 08:02, 10 December 2019 (CST)

Techsteq Solution Image

Hi Titan,

Would the image for Techsteq Solution in "Special Pages/Gallery of new files" be considered spam?

It looks like spam to me.

--Captain Spirk (talk) 09:53, 16 December 2019 (CST)

Yup Titantalk 03:33, 17 December 2019 (CST)

Crew Full and Crew Head

Hi Titan,

Once you upload images to Category:Crew Full and Category:Crew Head, how do you associate that crew to the image? For e.g., how do you edit the file usage section or is it automatically updated?

--Captain Spirk (talk) 09:19, 26 January 2020 (CST)

Never mind. I figured it out. Once you upload the image again, I didn’t know you could edit the image and save it which will refresh the image. With the usage section, it’s automatically updated, is it?
--Captain Spirk (talk) 00:42, 27 January 2020 (CST)
Hi Titan,
Recently I posted this over at the Star_Trek_Timelines_talk:Community_portal#Category:Crew_Full page, regarding Category:Crew Full .
To the admins,

I'd like to make a suggestion regarding the [[:Category:Crew Full]] images.

I think we should have a standard resolution for the [[:Category:Crew Full]] images or is there one already to keep the images uniform.

Some of the images are taller than others, while others are smaller. Which is appropriate and is there a standard for the [[:Category:Crew Full]]? Is the one that [[User:Siguard]] have been doing the regular size?

What do you reckon of my suggestion? And also, is there an easier way to message all the admins?
Does anyone go to the Star_Trek_Timelines_talk:Community_portal page anymore?
--Captain Spirk (talk) 07:34, 3 March 2020 (CST)

Template:SCL/List; <code> and <nowiki>

Hi Titan,

How do you use the {{SCL/List}}? I am confused by this template.

And what is the technical term for <code> and <nowiki> tags?


--Captain Spirk (talk) 10:16, 15 March 2020 (CDT)

Look at history of the template and ask one of the people who modified it. (Also, it hasnt been changed in almost a year). I dont understand your other question? Titantalk 16:13, 15 March 2020 (CDT)

Category:Needs Pic and <noinclude>

Hi Titan,

How do I get rid of the category, [[Category:Need Root Image]], once I added an image that needed it?

For example, I added the image for Arandis' Earrings a while ago and other images, but the item stills shows under the Category:Needs Pic page.

Do we have to do this ourselves, or is this done automatically by the wiki?

Also, when I upload the image and add the <noinclude>, the code still shows up on the uploaded image. How do I prevent this from happening?

--Captain Spirk (talk) 08:10, 7 April 2020 (CDT)

Fleet Women of Starfleet page Deleted

Hello Titan, good morning to you too:) The page Fleet Women of Starfleet I created seems to be deleted? Inquiring on that. Also, was having issue getting the proper link to the logo to appear on the Fleet List page. Thank you! Sarb (talk) 11:28, 7 April 2020 (CDT)Sarb

Broken link StunnedCardassianVole.png

Hi Titan,

Can you please remove the broken link StunnedCardassianVole.png under the Gallery of Items (S) page?

Thank you.

--Captain Spirk (talk) 07:57, 8 April 2020 (CDT)

Hidden Categories

Hi Titan,

How does Wiki add Category:Hidden categories? Does it add it automatically or is it something done manually? And once the category has been fulfilled, does wiki automatically remove the Hidden Category?

If wiki does not remove Hidden Category, how do we go about removing Hidden Category from a page?


--Captain Spirk (talk) 13:01, 13 April 2020 (CDT)

Category pages

How do you edit the Category pages?

For e.g., for the category Category:Legendary page, how do you edit everything below "pages in category "legendary" section? Is this section edited automatically by a special program and something we cannot edit or is there a way around it?

--Captain Spirk (talk) 07:41, 29 April 2020 (CDT)

Renaming Item Names

Never mind. I figured it out.

Do you still play this game much and are you on the wiki at all these days?

--Captain Spirk (talk) 15:34, 10 July 2020 (CDT)

Skills in Template:AT/CrewList & renaming items

Hi Titan,

How do you work out the Template:SP for the Template:AT/CrewList page for each crew? I am having difficulty in working out this section.

Also, I do need help in renaming items after all. How do you put quotes when renaming items?


--Captain Spirk (talk) 12:26, 22 July 2020 (CDT)

Account permanently blocked

Hi Titan,

I am pretty new to the wiki and about 6 months ago I edited a page for the first time and added an external link to cite the source I got it from but apparently that is an easy way to trigger the abuse filter and my account got blocked. I'm new to editing wikis, if there's a guide or something I can read I'd be happy to learn what I need to; the advice on the "how to edit pages" section of the help page made it seem simple but I guess I found a way to mess it up on my first try. I created this account, per some advice I received on the wiki's reddit page, so I can message you because I have been blocked from adding topics or contacting the abuse filter. Can you unblock my account? Here is the message I received, I can send you the block ID# and IP address if you need them, just didn't want to post them on a public page.

You do not have permission to view the abuse log, for the following reason:

Your username or IP address has been blocked.

The block was made by Abuse filter. The reason given is Automatically blocked by abuse filter. Description of matched rule: New user adding external links.

Start of block: 16:53, 21 December 2019

Expiration of block: infinite

Intended blockee: Kenan

You can contact Abuse filter or another administrator to discuss the block. You cannot use the "Email this user" feature unless a valid email address is specified in your account preferences and you have not been blocked from using it. Your current IP address is *****, and the block ID is *****. Please include all above details in any queries you make.

Thank you for any help or advice you can give.

Kjobanana (talk) 22:08, 4 August 2020 (CDT)

Kjobanana (talk) 22:12, 4 August 2020 (CDT)

All Skill Lists are broken

i think your change in the vector.css may cause the problem.

i do not know to much for css, but i know, that the element which is broken is also a List element. --Morag Dart (talk) 18:26, 6 August 2020 (CDT)

My change to Mediawiki:Vector.css did not cause the issue. The issue was the reference tag in {{Crew Page ATS Table}} that i added. I have fixed the issue for now, but the skill pages should be changed to allow for a reference tag, as the fix requires the editor to manually add the reference group to a crew page if required. Titantalk 09:45, 7 August 2020 (CDT)

Item Pages

Hi Titan, I have written some code that downloads the item info from the game server and then updates the ItemPage. I am trying to not change the name but sometimes the code cannot find the WIKI name. If a redirect page exists, then the name is mapped to the WIKI version of the name in the code. I create these as I go. Every time I add that redirect page, the code learned and when a new used by or crafts into for that item gets added, The code fixes all of them.

There were over 1000 item pages that had either the wrong recipe, missing recipe, missing images, missing crafts into and used by entries as well as many incorrect entries. The code is going through them to update them. Would you like me to stop? I am trying to make this the most accurate source of information on the game. Dlefebvre1701 (talk) 12:11, 10 October 2020 (CDT)

Maybe I am not understanding your question. Can you be very specific? I was told by Middlehead that using curly-PAGENAME in item pages causes issues so I am changing those. Some Items in recipes were to the ambiguous name, like Sarek's Robes, then there are a few different versions. I change them to the right version. Do you have specific changes I should not be making? I will change the code to not change those. Dlefebvre1701 (talk) 12:19, 10 October 2020 (CDT)

Here is the note I got: I undid your edit on that template, changing the CI section back to just PAGENAME instead of {{PAGENAME}}. I used to use it too because it makes editing a lot easier, but one of the admin-admins (I think Titan but now I can't find the comment) asked that we not use that because it creates Wanted Pages. There's already a ton of those things, and every item we create with {{PAGENAME}} adds 3 to 5 more. Middlehead (talk) 11:26, 13 April 2020 (CDT)

Dlefebvre1701 (talk) 13:00, 10 October 2020 (CDT)

OK Thanks. I will change them to {{PAGENAME}}. It may take a few days but over time all the items will have that in the CraftsInto area. Dlefebvre1701 (talk) 16:54, 11 October 2020 (CDT)

Titan, I have code that modifies the item pages. If you modify the template, I can have my code make the changes. It is up to you. Dlefebvre1701 (talk) 09:39, 12 October 2020 (CDT)

Titan I am making changes via a VB app that access IE object, outputs the formatted wiki text to the input box and clicks save. Maybe there is an easier way. What is this wikibot? what does it mean to have an account? Dlefebvre1701 (talk) 21:04, 14 October 2020 (CDT)

I just came across this conversation and thought I should throw in that I had re-found the original comment for what I'd mentioned to Dlefebvre1701 before - I couldn't remember at the time if it was you or Ben who asked we not use {{PAGENAME}} in the CraftsInto section anymore, but I found the original on JoeSage's Talk page. Just for my own clarification, that issue is either fixed or not something to worry about and we can go back to using {{PAGENAME}} in the CI fields? Middlehead (talk) 10:32, 16 October 2020 (CDT)

Titan, Does the STT wiki include the MediaWiki REST API? I would like to use it in my application to upload and download images and update content instead of doing the web scraping I am doing now. If so, would you have issues with it? Do I need a bot acct? do I need an oath registration to make this work? If you would prefer I didn't, that is OK. I was just asking since webscaping is a little slow.

Dlefebvre1701 (talk) 17:09, 23 December 2020 (CST)

Testing Category

Hi Titan,

Is there a way to test Categories on our personal user-space, like with Templates?

See User talk:Koba44#Template

--Captain Spirk (talk) 10:28, 20 October 2020 (CDT)

Nope. Templates are special because they can be used with {{SomeTemplate}} without specifying the namespace. {{SomeTemplate}} is the same as saying {{Template:SomeTemplate}}. That is all that is special about "templates", as any page can also be transcluded (treated as a template) on another page. {{User:Titan/Sandbox/2}} results in Sandbox Content here.
Categories meanwhile are sort of a flag saying that a page is in a category. There is no way to specify what namespace because [[Category:test]] will result in adding the page to the "test" category, because MediaWiki just looks for the namespace Category and treats it differently. To link to a category you have to write [[:Category:test]] Titantalk 11:14, 20 October 2020 (CDT)

Crew Description

Hi Titan,

I was just wondering, can I add the crew description for the crew that doesn't have a short description, such as Edith Keeler among others? For example, File:Captain Spirk Crew Description.png. The example is highlighted in yellow.

Also, in regard to the images, did I correctly upload it, using my [Username?] or have I missed something?

--Captain Spirk (talk) 07:35, 10 November 2020 (CST)

Hi again,
Should I do this for the description: Under {{Infobox crew}}, do I add "|descript" after crew, like this?
{{Infobox crew
 |stars	      = 
 |CMD =  | DIP =  | ENG =  | SEC =  | SCI =  | MED = 
 |abil        = <!-- = acc/eva/att-->
 |char        = 
 |descript    = 
 |Row 6 title = Other Variants
 |Row 6 info  = 
I don't think it works that way.
Also, what did you mean by "Other versions"? Did you mean both "Character" and "Other Variants"? I did not create this page. It was already created. Besides, isn't this from the {{Crew/add}}?
Doesn't the {{Crew/add}} automatically put "Character" and "Other Variants?"
--Captain Spirk (talk) 06:20, 12 November 2020 (CST)


Hi Titan, I am trying to create a common.js page for myself under my user namespace and see that you have some experience with the same. I cannot seem to get it to work and was hoping you might be able to guide me in the right direction. I have reviewed the mediawiki documentation as well as some examples here, not sure what I'm missing. Steveway (talk) 17:09, 25 November 2020 (CST)

Hey, I actually havent had any luck getting User:../common.js to work either. Sorry, Titantalk 13:01, 26 November 2020 (CST)

Hey, No problem, thank you for your quick reply.
After a little more research and further testing with the Vector skin, I now believe that the Wiki config settings for properties $wgAllowUserCss and $wgAllowUserJs have either been removed or set to false. Unless I am mistaken, without these properties set to true, Users cannot customize their namespace to include js/css pages.
Thanks again, Happy Holidays! Steveway (talk) 20:17, 27 November 2020 (CST)

Variables and centering

Good morning Titan,

I just want to know if there is a way to get the variable from one page and use it on another page. For e.g., I have the variable Total on the Immortalized Crew page. Can I use this variable on the main page? Or would I have to create a totally different variable for the main page?

Also, is there a way I can center the whole page? It looks quite different on PC compared to the mobile? Can I use CSS style sheet somehow to center my pages?

And was that you on Discord that send me a message?


--Captain Spirk (talk) 11:19, 2 December 2020 (CST)

Blank spaces


How do you remove all the blank spaces on my User:Captain Spirk/Immortalized Crew#IMMORTALIZED CREW COUNT page or is this a default thing?

I am still stumped by the variable thing. I have tried subpages, but that doesn't help. I haven't tried the dpl thing yet as I'm afraid to screw it up.

--Captain Spirk (talk) 02:47, 27 January 2021 (CST)

Wiki and Crew Description template

Hi Titan,

How are you? I see that the Wiki is back to normal, with the Category being updated and running nice and smoothly. How did you manage this?

Also, is there a template for the short crew description side of things, such as Captain Kirk description? If not, how do I go about creating one and what do I call it?


--Captain Spirk (talk) 12:21, 19 August 2021 (CDT)

Archiving my talk page?

Hi Titan,

How do I archive my talk page and any other long pages?

--Captain Spirk (talk) 12:34, 6 November 2021 (UTC)


Redirects made because of mistakes or outdated information serve no purpose. There is no detriment to searching, as the term still exists in the new page. They should be cleaned up as needed. Ace (talk) 14:27, 9 November 2021 (UTC)

Search works just fine and pulls the pages as expected. I can upload a screenshot, but I don't want to take up space. Ace (talk) 20:43, 9 November 2021 (UTC)


Hi Titan,

How you doing?

Just a quick question in regards to the template {{Crew/add}}.

Will the following code {{lc:{skill1|}}} work? I notice that sometimes the skills are sometimes uppercase and lowercase. Are they meant to be in lowercase or uppercase or does it matter what case they are?

--Captain Spirk (talk) 13:13, 2 May 2022 (UTC)