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What is so wrong about TVTropes?

This is a semi-serious complaint rather than a real complaint. The TV Tropes website is clickbait of the first order, encouraging you to follow link after link in an almost pavlovian way, burning up ...
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Chakoteya.net links are broken

I have done a mass update to posts, post-history and comments for the following chakoteya urls: doctorwho → DoctorWho startrek → StarTrek nextgen → NextGen ds9 → DS9 voyager →...
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Can we fix broken Memory Alpha links?

Finally had a bit to get this taken care of. I poked around and noticed that there were 1920 outdated URLs that were redirecting (for most people) from memory-alpha.wikia.com to memory-alpha.fandom....
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What is so wrong about TVTropes?

The possible spoilers are not the problem. The danger of TV Tropes is that it can be a huge time sink, especially to the easily distracted. Everything seems interesting, and each article has at least ...
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Can we fix broken Memory Alpha links?

I've talked with the community team about this. Since the redirect seems to be working for almost everyone, they're putting it in the backlog and will get to it sooner or later. If the redirect breaks ...
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Chakoteya.net links are broken

Thanks for raising this problem. After seeing Jon Clements's comment, I've just sent an email to the Chakoteya site administrator to ask them whether they could possibly fix the URLs so that e.g. ...
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Why is linking ST questions to ST-Minutiae rather than to Memory Alpha better?

For me it boils down to two key factors; MA is sometimes wrong Whilst Memory Alpha is a great source of information, like all wiki-based sites it's prone to mistakes and inaccuracies. When you have ...
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Can we fix Wikia links before they break?

Unfortunately, while I recognize the importance of the change, there is not currently quite enough information here to proceed. This change affects ~28,000 links across the network. I am able to ...
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Why is linking ST questions to ST-Minutiae rather than to Memory Alpha better?

When I post answers about a specific episode, I typically link to Memory Alpha so that readers can get a quick overview/reminder of which episode that was. It's rare that I link to a script, because ...
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Why is linking ST questions to ST-Minutiae rather than to Memory Alpha better?

I don't answer Star Trek questions, so I can't speak for those users specifically, but I frequently answer Star Wars questions and will link to either the scripts or Wookieepedia entries as necessary. ...
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Meta sci-fi blog link wrong

The official-looking links in the footer were never intended to point off-site; that worked briefly for a short time on the main site because it was still pointing to the old Blog Overflow site, which ...
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