How does it work? No question too dumb.
Thought it more efficient to start single tread for these small questions rather than one per.
I find it more efficient to improve starbases bypassing the automatic system and using Constructors with two or three construction modules. You can usually build one in the same time it takes to build the base one-point ship.
* If one builds a Shipyard with one of these multi-point Constructors, what happens to the extra points? They just go away?
* Is there any way to improve the defenses of a Shipyard? (other than parking ships there)