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«- Memory Alpha: Introduction

This page is for providing a convenient reference of common words, terms, and acronyms that are used on Memory Alpha. If you find a word that isn't on the list, which you think should be, please add it!

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AModifier

Admin 
One of the administrators of Memory Alpha. These contributors are responsible for cleanup and other "housekeeping" chores on the wiki.
Article 
An encyclopedia entry. All articles are pages, but not all pages are articles. See Wikipedia:What is an article

BModifier

Blanking 
Removing all of the content of an article. This differs from deletion, as the article link remains valid.
Bot 
Short for Robot; a program that applies changes on its own. See Memory Alpha:Bot
Broken link 
A wiki link (created [[like this]]) for which the article has not yet been created. These links appear in red text.
Broken redirect 
A page that redirects to another page that does not yet exist or has been deleted.
Bureaucrat 
An administrator who has the ability to make other users into administrators.

CModifier

CCL 
Acronym for the Creative Commons License which governs submissions to Memory Alpha.
Copyvio 
Shorthand for copyright violation. See Memory Alpha:Possible copyright infringements.

DModifier

Dead-end page 
A page that contains no links to other pages.
Diff 
Short for Difference. Used on Recent Changes and page histories to show the difference between two versions of an article.
Disambiguation 
Resolving the conflict between two or more subjects with identical or similar titles
Disambiguation page 
A page solely intended to link to different pages with similar titles.
Double redirect 
Where an article redirects to another redirect. These typically are broken after the first redirect (see Broken redirect)

EModifier

Edit conflict 
Two users both attempting to edit the same page at the same time.
External link 
A link to a page outside of the Memory Alpha domain.

IModifier

Internal link 
A link to a page inside the Memory Alpha domain. Also known as a wikilink.
InterWiki 
A link from Memory Alpha to another wiki, such as Wikipedia.

MModifier

MediaWiki 
The wiki software that runs Memory Alpha. [1] Also, the namespace used for templates.
Meta page 
A non-article page that defines policy, or other administrative details. Meta pages carry the Memory Alpha: namespace.

NModifier

Namespace 
A method of classifying pages. Articles have the Main namespace, with other namespaces including Talk:, User:, Memory Alpha:, and MediaWiki:. See Help:Namespace
NPOV 
Neutral point of view.

OModifier

Orphan 
A page that has no other pages linking to it.

PModifier

Page 
Any individual topic at Memory Alpha, regardless of namespace. Page content is defined as the text contained on a page, minus the auto-generated top, bottom and side bars.
Patent nonsense 
Text with no practical meaning. See Memory Alpha:Patent nonsense.
Piped link 
A piped link uses the | character to allow a link to show up differently than the page it is named after. eg. [[James T. Kirk|Kirk]] shows up as Kirk.
Point of View (POV) 
The perspective from which an article is written. On Memory Alpha, most articles are written from the point of view of a character inside the Star Trek universe (see Memory Alpha:point of view).
Protected page 
A page that is unable to be edited by ordinary users, either for security or in the event of conflict over article content. Admins and developers can edit protected pages. See Memory Alpha:Protection policy.

RModifier

Redirect 
A page that automatically redirects the browser to another page, for convention and naming reasons amongst others.
Rollback 
To revert a page to a previous version.

SModifier

Sandbox 
The test page where users are encouraged to try out their wiki linking.
Sock puppet 
A user account created by an existing user, typically used to 'bump up' vote counts or attack other users.
Stub 
An article that is shorter than one paragraph. (See Find or fix a stub.)
Sub-stub 
An article that is a very short stub. These generally fail to cover the necessary information on a subject.
Subpage 
A page associated with an article, usually as a subdivision of the subject in question. Subpages are generally frowned upon, unless as part of a copyvio procedure.
Sysop 
See Administrator.

TModifier

Talk page 
A page set aside for the discussion of an article or page.
Template 
A way of automatically including the contents of one page within another page, used for boilerplate text, navigational aids, etc.

VModifier

Vandalisme 
L'acte de supprimer ou détourner le contenu d'une page.
VfD 
Shorthand for "votes for deletion".

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Wikify/wikification 
The process of adding wiki markup to a page. Voir aussi Aide:Syntaxe Wiki

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