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Player title article[edit source]

Hello Matthew,

great work on the Player title article. Featured it on the main page, so I hope this will be "the next big thing" for the Wiki with the help of our small but tireless community. Regards, --RachelGarrett 07:56, 1 September 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for featuring it, I hope to have a trophy article ready soon. --MatthewM 08:35, 1 September 2010 (UTC)
A trophy article would be truly awesome. I'd love to see a gallery featuring them with max detail screenshots. --RachelGarrett 21:52, 1 September 2010 (UTC)

Istapp[edit source]

I very much like the article. The map is really great.

Regards, --RachelGarrett 10:13, 10 November 2010 (UTC)

Thank you! I think Dan Stahl saying they were considering an increase in the spawn rate should help people who haven't completed the Breen Capital Punishment accolade. --MatthewM 11:15, 10 November 2010 (UTC)

Accolade "Helping Hands"[edit source]

Ambassador icon.png

  • Unlocks title: "Admin"
  • Unlocks ability: Delete, move, protect STOWiki.org articles
  • Unlocks ability: Block and ban STOWiki.org spammers
  • Unlocks ability: Keep Main Page up to date

;-) Congratulations!

Regards, --RachelGarrett 16:23, 16 November 2010 (UTC)

Thank you, I will do my best to make this wiki the best it can be. --MatthewM 17:31, 16 November 2010 (UTC)

Spam Attack by Omahewuqak[edit source]

Thanks for containing and fixing the damage done by the aforementioned user. Good work! --RachelGarrett 10:49, 24 November 2010 (UTC)

He did a lot of damage in just six minutes. It was times like that I'm glad I have admin controls. --MatthewM 12:13, 24 November 2010 (UTC)


System Descriptions[edit source]

If you don't mind me asking, why did you revert the System Descriptions article hyperlinks? Users would find it useful to be able to visit the article pages on each of the systems from within this article. --Curmudgeony 17:07, 12 December 2010 (UTC)

My apologies, the revert was done in error. I will link the systems and sectors later today. --MatthewM 18:37, 12 December 2010 (UTC)

Store Templates[edit source]

Hi MatthewM,

thanks for keeping the wiki up-to-date and tidy. Right now, I don't have the time to contribute as much as I want to. You are doing a great job!

I've seen over the last couple of days that you updated many shops. Do you know about the storeheader/storeitem/storefooter templates? they can make life easier, if the shop isn't too big. Because the parser will only process so much directives at a time, e.g. Carei's store had to be split between subpages. That's a nasty limitation, but otherwise the template makes life easier imo. ;-)

Regards, --RachelGarrett 10:12, 26 January 2011 (UTC)

Thanks, I had noticed there were substantial changes to the vendors with Season 3 and this was the last thing that from that update not reflected on the wiki. Hopefully this will make it a lot more useful. I'm still learning how to better use templates and hopefully minor corrections should be a lot easier now that these vendors have been consolidated. --MatthewM 13:22, 26 January 2011 (UTC)
The amount of work you did over the last couple of weeks was simply amazing. Even the guys at STOked gave a call out in their last show to the fact that the wiki was on top of things. I'd think that can be attributed a lot to your dedication. Kudos. Speaking of dedication, should we ask Zutty to become an Admin? I really liked what he is doing on the ship-side of things. Regards, --RachelGarrett 22:53, 26 January 2011 (UTC)
I just checked it out (STOked 67, 28:25-28:50, regarding the best STO community portals: "You've got some leaders. You got STOwiki, you got Starbase UGC. / You basically, what we're starting to see at this point in the overall growth of the community is the best sites are rising to the top. It's not necessarily the best fleets, it's the ones that can actually offer information about the game. STOwiki is a great example - they're always up to date on all their information."). As for Zutty being an admin, he's done a great job and if he wants to put in some extra work to adminster the site in addition to that work then that sounds good to me. ---MatthewM 15:15, 1 February 2011 (UTC)

Pics?[edit source]

Greets:

Just curious. Are the pics you're uploading screencaps or are they coming out of the game somehow? They're almost always in the same position. Kind of hard to see them as screencaps.

Thanks, -drmike

They're all screenshots or derived from screenshots. If you're referring to something like the Gallery of Earth Spacedock, then a trick I've recently used is to use the emote sleeping to put my character on the floor and out of the camera's view. Screenshots without the UI are also stored at C:\Users\Public\Games\Cryptic Studios\Star Trek Online\Live\screenshots (Holodeck) or C:\Users\Public\Games\Cryptic Studios\Star Trek Online\Playtest\screenshots (Tribble), but you can get them directly from your clipboard by pressing Alt+F12 to see the game without UI. That default keybind makes the game particularly impressive looking in sector space now. Hope this helps! --MatthewM 01:20, 1 February 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for the response. I should have provided an example. I was actually looking more at these:

http://www.stowiki.org/File:Chief_Engineer_IKS_Batlh.png

Thanks again, --Drmike 12:41, 1 February 2011 (UTC)

Ahh, for those I simply cropped the screenshot. --MatthewM 12:53, 1 February 2011 (UTC)
They (and the other pics others have done) all look perfect and straight. Thanks. --Drmike 19:28, 1 February 2011 (UTC)
Thanks, I use an image editor so that I crop it to pixel perfection each time. --MatthewM 21:47, 1 February 2011 (UTC)
And with what appears to be the same background each time. --Drmike 20:55, 2 February 2011 (UTC)
Ah the black and gray? That's the default background whenever you have a dialog box. Before that it was blue (changed over around October 2010) and can still be seen in many characters on this wiki. --MatthewM 21:03, 2 February 2011 (UTC)
Oh, you;re taking them out of the dialog boxes. That makes sense now. I thought you were doing it out of the regular view. --Drmike 21:27, 2 February 2011 (UTC)

Crystalline Catastrophe[edit source]

Hello MatthewM,

I believe, congratulations are in order? Well done! <vanity>Now go, get a life!</vanity> ;-) --RachelGarrett 09:46, 26 February 2011 (UTC)

Haha, I wish that was my trophy but it took the combined efforts of 15 Lieutenant Generals to take that beast down -- now that the strategy has been proven it will just take some patience and determination for the rest of us to obtain it for our ship. As Commander Mokta tells you after finishing the mission, "There will be songs written about the slayers of the great planet eater. You will be a hero for generations to come!" --MatthewM 10:36, 26 February 2011 (UTC)

Tribble Breeding Chart[edit source]

Hey, great work on the Tribble Breeding Chart - a very useful resource! Many, many thanks. However, I noticed a small error on the current version (uploaded 15:08, 19 February 2011): the Deferi Snow Tuber and the Comet Cocktail need to be switched, so that the Triolic tribble is bred using the Comet Cocktail while the Cryo tribble is bred using the Deferi Snow Tuber. -- Alimac30 15:37, 26 February 2011 (UTC)

Thank you, I'm glad you find it useful! I have uploaded a corrected version. --MatthewM 18:15, 26 February 2011 (UTC)

Hi Matthew, New Tribble not listed on your chart. Lohlunat tribble created from feeding any tribble any of the foods purchased at the Lohlunat Summer festival on Risa.

  • Rokassa Juice
  • Risian Mai-Tai
  • Risian Wine
  • Chocolate Passion Punch
  • Baked Risian Beans
  • Icoberry Torta
  • Palamarian Sea Urchins
  • Oysters Rockafella

[email protected]

Thanks, I know. I don't put them on the wiki until there's an article up, and at this time there's not one for Lohlunat Tribble. --PhyrexianHero (talk) 21:34, 2 July 2013 (UTC)

System descriptions[edit source]

Hi MatthewM,

just got a PM form Kirkfat (starbaseugc). Maybe you are interested (I don't have time for this right now):

Hi RG,
I just wanted to let the folks at stowiki know that we've pretty much finished manually copying every sector space description of each system into the system pages of wiki ugc. We borrowed quite a few from you guys, and it helped greatly. But, it was a huge task, as I'm sure you guys know, lol.
Feel free to copy our system descriptions and fill in all of those snubs that you're missing for the system pages. Everything that is under the planet pics on each system comes from the in game sector space boxes.
That should save you guys the hassle of continuing to manually copy all those system descriptions.
The only sector that is fairly incomplete is Omega Leonis. Please let me know if you guys eventually fill those in.
Thanks!

Regards,--RachelGarrett 09:17, 23 March 2011 (UTC)

I'll peruse the info shortly and add them to System Descriptions. --MatthewM 12:11, 23 March 2011 (UTC)


Bridge Article[edit source]

Fantastic work on the bridge article, the whole thing looks great! --Curmudgeony 00:26, 26 March 2011 (UTC)

The article has gotten a lot of improvement, but the only area I can really be credited with is the table showing the number of bridge officers in each of them. I bought a lot of extra slots from the C-Store and I wanted to display as many as I possibly could. I hope others find it useful. --MatthewM 06:29, 26 March 2011 (UTC)

Guide: Canon race builds[edit source]

hello MatthewM

what do you think about my edits? Guide:_Canon_alien_race_builds/other_species and Guide:_Canon_alien_race_builds

i have parted the page into main species and lesser known species. it's better for people who are looking for a specific alien species.

greetings --Duckman 23:22, 26 March 2011 (UTC)

The only change I'd recommend is listing the lesser known species on the main page of the guide, so one knows whether they'd be interested before having to visit the page. --MatthewM 01:55, 27 March 2011 (UTC)
done. But can you move the section "lesser known species" to the bottom of the page. when i try to do it, the box with "basic head scaling options" from the Romulans moves under this part and disrupts the whole page. Thanks --Duckman 10:22, 27 March 2011 (UTC)
ok i have fixed the problem. i have deleted the box. it was unnecessary. --Duckman 13:17, 27 March 2011 (UTC)

Title page[edit source]

Hi Matthew!

Could you pls create a larger banner pic for Season 4? I had to resize the box, so that the text would not clip at the bottom. Regards, --RachelGarrett 08:40, 7 July 2011 (UTC)

New Admins[edit source]

Hi,

I'm thinking about inviting User:Eyes and User:Dukedom to the admin team. Any thoughts on that?

Regards, --RachelGarrett 18:35, 7 July 2011 (UTC)

New Taris Image[edit source]

Hi,

I've tried to upload a new image for Taris, but I accidentally copied the old Taris image and was wondering if you would be able to delete the copied image? The original image you uploaded is still set as the current image for her. I did manage to upload an updated image, but it is too dark and I don't have software to make it any brighter. Would you be able/willing to edit the image's brightness and use it as the current Taris image, seeing as how Taris no longer looks like she did in the old screenshot.
Thank you in advance, --sovereign254 21:46, 26 September 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for bringing this to my attention. I have uploaded a new high-res image to Image:Taris.png. --MatthewM 23:18, 26 September 2011 (UTC)

Feedback[edit source]

Hello! I want to thank you for everything you have done for the Star Trek Online Wiki. Allow me to introduce myself. I am Tesla, a wiki manager for Curse. The reason I am posting on your talk page is for some feedback. I was hoping you could tell me if there was something you would like to see on the wiki or if you think there is something we could do to help improve the quality of our service to the community. If you have any ideas at all, please feel free to stop by on my talk page and leave me your thoughts. Thank you! DjTesla 10:15, 28 October 2011 (UTC)

Patrolling[edit source]

Hello. I'd like to get your opinion on changing our settings to make the patrolling features of MediaWiki actually useful for our small wiki situation. I give specifics here. Eyes User-Eyes-Sig.png 10:45, 6 November 2011 (UTC)

Preview vs Saving[edit source]

  • I know what you are saying about using preview instead of saving little edits, it does make more sense, but in my case my browser has frozen a couple of times and I have lost a lot of work, so I started saving instead. I am thinking of working outside of the browser, like in notepad, to fix that. GabrielVelasquez 21:57, 11 November 2011 (UTC)
  • Do you know how to edit the basic guide's rank intro, the whole page seems to be locked, I was wanting to add an internal link to the mention of "starships" tiers, so I didn't have to copy the word into the search line, Guide: Basics#Ranks, << Starship tier chart. GabrielVelasquez 21:57, 11 November 2011 (UTC)
  • I just lost all of that, and I didn't have to retype it all because I made a copy of it, before I tried to save it. GabrielVelasquez 21:57, 11 November 2011 (UTC)
  • Never mind, the basic guide has edit links again, odd. GabrielVelasquez 22:04, 11 November 2011 (UTC)
  • Trait#Klingon Empire required Traits list has Joined Trill, whereas Player race#Faction differences just has Trill. Do you know which one is correct? GabrielVelasquez 23:38, 11 November 2011 (UTC)
Sorry to chime in on MatthewM's talk page, but I resolved the "browser crashes and takes down your work with it"-problem using Lazarus (Firefox-Plugin). Might want to check it out: [1]. Regards, --RachelGarrett 00:09, 12 November 2011 (UTC)
That's an interesting idea, but in my case I just need to not have so many tabs open and to get more RAM, which I'll be doubling in a couple of days anyway. Does it matter that I don't use Mozilla/firefox browers? GabrielVelasquez 00:53, 12 November 2011 (UTC)
You can use any browser you like :-) I just wanted to give you an option to not worry about what happens to your work when the browser crashes, or a tab is accidentally closed. As MatthewM already pointed out, it is much easier for us admins to work through recent changes if the list is not cluttered with ten entries or more per article. However, we do welcome any new editors and don't want to patronize our users or dictate what browser to use. As I said it was only a suggestion, because I had the same problem once and was glad to find Lazarus. Regards, --RachelGarrett 13:26, 12 November 2011 (UTC)

Deleting Doffs[edit source]

Hi MatthewM,

I noticed you deleted some Doff pages. I reviewed the articles and they seemed fine to me. Have the corresponding Doffs been removed from the game? Regards, --RachelGarrett 08:53, 1 December 2011 (UTC)

Yes, those duty officers won't be available on holodeck. --Dukedom 09:12, 1 December 2011 (UTC)
Dukedom put a request for speedy delete and asked me to handle it. --MatthewM 15:03, 1 December 2011 (UTC)

New icons[edit source]

Hi,MatthewM,i have make new icons for portal,so if you like tham you are free to put them ;)


75px-NewPortalEpisodes.png 75px-NewPortalExpandingUniverse.png 75px-NewPortalGalaxy.png 75px-NewPortalItems.png 75px-NewPortalPlayer.png 75px-NewPortalSTO 02.png

Dominion accolades[edit source]

Thanks for the redirect. Wasn't aware this was going to be rolled into the Cardassian Front story, instead of being a separate one. BluegrassGeek 15:52, 13 February 2012 (UTC)

The episodes were reordered in Season 5 from "fronts" to various story arcs. It's a bit unclear whether Series 4 will wind up with the other Cardassian episodes or be given its own Dominion-themed portion. When the outcome is known, the pages can be rearranged as needed. --MatthewM 17:48, 13 February 2012 (UTC)

Facility 4028[edit source]

Aw.... you killed the Isis reference....--Marhawkman 22:28, 24 March 2012 (UTC)

Account reset[edit source]

I have to ask since it's coming up a lot in the support forums. What procedure did you go through to get your email reset? thanks --Drmike 21:25, 9 May 2012 (UTC)

Full procedure is here, and it should take 2-3 business days max. --MatthewM 15:13, 10 May 2012 (UTC)
Thanks. Havne;t seen that post yet. Nice and spelled out. --Drmike 17:17, 10 May 2012 (UTC)

Tribble (server)[edit source]

Hello, I honestly don't recall what the original terms for testing were. The accept terms link may have changed prior to yesterdays STO site change. I had intended to create a f2p account to see if the terms only appear the first time you wish to copy over. Although it's possible the terms aren't necessary anymore. As the current EULA might be sufficient. I've posed the question in the Tribble forum. If Q/A answers we can know for sure. Psia Meese 17:43, 20 June 2012 (UTC)

PWEbranflakes replaced the Tribble FAQ today (link is updated). The step to accept terms doesn't exist anymore. Psia Meese 05:22, 23 June 2012 (UTC)

Starships links on title page[edit source]

Could you please replace "Starships & Chart" by Playable starships and Non-playable starships? Both pages are being revamped and I will also soon add a general playable-ships side-bar-template. --Akira-sensei 14:35, 20 July 2012 (UTC)

Do you have a preference for format of how to replace one link with the two you want? --MatthewM 16:52, 20 July 2012 (UTC)
My new version of the title page: User:Akira-sensei/sandbox. Got rid of several double listings (e.g., the FAQ guide etc). Some new thumbnails, new starships section. --Akira-sensei 11:44, 21 July 2012 (UTC)
Looks good! Updated main page. --MatthewM 12:27, 21 July 2012 (UTC)
 :) --Akira-sensei 12:35, 21 July 2012 (UTC)

Help signing up[edit source]

When I tried to sign up, I clicked all the cats and none of the dogs on the user validity code THREE TIMES, but each time it said I had input an invalid code. I know I did it right, so what's going on? Maybe the filter is just more complicated than it needs to be. Might I suggest typing in the word in the picture? 174.100.231.146 13:41, 30 July 2012 (UTC)

I didn't set up that system, though I was able to create an account (Chrome browser on Windows 7 machine). If you continue to have issues, contact me in-game (information on user page). --MatthewM 22:55, 30 July 2012 (UTC)

dstahl on tts[edit source]

[2] might be interesting. --Dukedom 10:06, 9 November 2012 (UTC)

Update of the Main Page[edit source]

Hi, I've posted a suggestion for some minor updates to the main page on the main page talk. Would be cool if some admin could have a look at it ;) --Akira-sensei 19:26, 14 November 2012 (UTC)

Minor Main Page revamp[edit source]

I would appreciate your feedback to my proposal. Thanks :) --Akirasensei (talk) 22:07, 27 July 2013 (UTC)

Federation replayable missions[edit source]

Don't forget that "War is Good for Business" has been REMOVED. --Akirasensei (talk) 10:55, 1 February 2014 (UTC)