Thread: Trek Tech FAQ
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Old May 22 2003, 04:38 PM   #2
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Re: Trek Tech FAQ

I suggest that every piece of information should have a cited source, perhaps formatted as parenthetical documentation as it's used in the Star Trek Encyclopedia. This will help people unfamiliar with technobabble to gain an understanding of where the information comes from. All too often people (myself included) state "factual" information without citing a source. You've cited Star Trek Maps, but the source of the 2312 date, Star Trek Starship Spotter, is not given. What's the source of the "spiking exponent" for the TOS warp scale, and what confirmation do we have about which warp scale ENT is using? I'm nitpicking, but others will, too.

I'm sure you're aware of this possibility, but I can see a Trek Tech FAQ quickly descend into a cannnnnnon/non-cannnnnnnnnnon debate. D'oh.
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