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This page is part of Star Trek Expanded Universe: Policies and guidelines.
Please read this to familiarize yourself with our common practices and rules. If you have questions, suggestions, or complaints, post them on the talk page.

Like any wiki-encyclopedia, Star Trek Expanded Universe has policies, rules and guidelines.

Please read through the policies on this page to familiarize yourself with our common practices and standards. If you have any questions, suggestions, or complaints, please post them on the talk page.

Bear in mind that no rule is absolute and policies may be subject to change. Our policy changes informs members about all new suggestions and clarifications incorporated into our policies. Add that page to your watchlist to be kept up-to-date.

General policies[]

Remember above all else: This is an English-language encyclopedia. Star Trek Expanded Universe is a community devoted to the development and expansion of the Star Trek fan-reference database; it is not a chat room or discussion forum. Talk pages are used specifically for discussing the writing of articles. Our general forums are used to discuss issues concerning the overall wiki. These venues should be used for those purposes only.

The following general policies concern our goals and functions:

See also: Common faux pas and appropriate content for useful information pertaining to newcomers, and policy changes for what might recently have been changed, discussed or updated.


For day-to-day operations, enforcement can be handled by the general membership. Simply pointing out each other's mistakes (politely) is generally sufficient.

For problem cases, administrators may intervene and enforce a policy, or temporarily lock a page to let things cool down.

In extreme and unusual cases, admins will block or ban a user who has proven unusually disruptive.

See also: Protection policy.

Specific guidelines[]





  • Obey the Manual of Style.
  • Don't include copies of primary sources.
  • Avoid making your articles orphans.
  • Fill summary fields.
  • Follow highlighting conventions.
  • Balance parts of a page.
  • Do not use subpages.
  • Consider writing articles in news style.


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