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Quark 02-15-2012 02:32 PM

Memory Alpha
 
Does anyone use this page? It's the best place to get information for all things Star Trek. Now, I know all you guys know about this, but the main reason why I love it so much, is because the background on both sites, this and that, are nice and dark without some overwhelming white background like Wikipedia. I mean, yes it is colorful and all, but overall it's awesome. Check it out. I'm Constable Odo on there. ;)

http://www.memory-alpha.org

Captain Tom Coughlin 02-15-2012 07:49 PM

Probably the best reference place for Trek info on the web

horatio 02-17-2012 12:40 AM

Good Trek Wiki that destroyed the market for background/reference books.

Captain Tom Coughlin 02-17-2012 08:43 AM

On a side note, I have an E-Reader and a Kindle and I've gotten so used to reading books on those that holding a real paper book feels strange now. Like a burden :)

LCARS 24 02-17-2012 10:23 AM

Yup. I've found Memory Alpha one of good sources of information when doing research for schematics.

kevin 02-17-2012 10:44 AM

I like the convenience of Wiki's like MA.

It's not like I could afford to buy actual volumes of reference books that would equate to what they hold. The only downside is the fact that it's user built so you just have to take some aspects with a pinch of salt where verification isn't clearly included.

Roysten 02-23-2012 11:14 AM

I like Memory Alpha, a pretty comprehensive and interesting site, go there quite a bit actually.

Would be interesting to see how that site and others like it have affected sales of Trek reference books, I'd personally say not a lot as those who buy the books (like myself) simply like to have them as a physical object plus there are some things in the books which don't make it to the internet I've found (or at least not yet).

mmoore 02-23-2012 06:15 PM

So, fandom is killing the market for fandom? :lol:

Two words: buggy whips

kevin 02-24-2012 10:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Roysten (Post 321643)
I like Memory Alpha, a pretty comprehensive and interesting site, go there quite a bit actually.

Would be interesting to see how that site and others like it have affected sales of Trek reference books, I'd personally say not a lot as those who buy the books (like myself) simply like to have them as a physical object plus there are some things in the books which don't make it to the internet I've found (or at least not yet).

Yep, I kept a couple of mine but for the most part just go to MA these days.

Quark 02-24-2012 03:42 PM

Yeah, I mean it's far more convenient and current and up to date. Back in the day, Star Trek Encyclopedia was the thing to look at, but ever since it's last update in 1999, pretty much anything other than DS9 is old.

VOY (2001)
Nemesis (2002)
Enterprise (2005)
Star Trek (2009)

So, yeah pretty much DS9 is the only thing that is up to date. So, I just mainly use the encyclopedia as a quick reference guide. But Memory Alpha is the place I always go to.


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