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Mini-mitch's question to CzechOut

Just while I remember, can you add 'Voice actor(s)' as a field on the individual infobox? It will be more accurate for individuals such as Mr Smith, Daleks, Cybermen etc if we have voice actors separate from actors, since they some people can see them as different. MM/Want to talk? 18:50, March 10, 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for the great suggestion! {{{voice actor}}} is now a part of {{Infobox Individuals}}. I've also thrown in {{{other actor}}} for those cases of performances of characters in limited narrative circumstances, like youth/age/alternate universe/because Frazer Hines got sick/because William Hartnell inconveniently died. See them in operation at Fourth Doctor and Sarah Jane Smith.
czechout@fandom   05:42: Sun 11 Mar 2012 

Tybort's question to CzechOut

Poor time to ask, but I actually forgot I didn't press "publish" on this page until after your warning.

On {{Infobox Individual}}, does "voice actor" apply only to audio drama actors, or does this apply to voiceover roles in live action as well? (i.e. The Nucleus, Cyber-Leader (Mondas), Blon Fel-Fotch Passameer-Day Slitheen) -- Tybort (talk page) 21:45, March 11, 2012 (UTC)

{Nb: On second thought, I'm pretty sure I meant Cyber-Controller.} -- Tybort (talk page)

Yanno, I think this is just voice actors in general, inasmuch as those actors are different from the actor specified at {{{actor}}}. So Tom Baker isn't the voice actor listed at Fourth Doctor.
As this is literally a brand new article, I've not had time to think about whether the language should read a little differently. And we have time to rejigger this, because it doesn't exist on most pages yet. So there's plenty of wiggle room on these variables. I set {{{other actor}}} to read "Other TV actors". I was gonna make {{{actor}}} read "Main TV actor", but then I remembered the infobox would be used for the Dalek films characters, where TV wouldn't apply. Maybe I should make it so that, for those few film characters, there's a different variable, like Template:Film actor}. Kick it around with MM, who requested the variable, and see what you guys come up with. I do think the labels of Main TV actor, Other TV actor, Voice actor makes sense. K9's a conundrum for me, because there is no other actor involved. So why wouldn't you just put him down as {{{actor}}}? On the other hand, characters like Alpha Centauri and Judoon captain (Smith and Jones) clearly have a physical actor and a voice actor. So we probably do need to have {{{physical actor}}}.
I dunno — this part of the infobox isn't set in stone yet. Why don't you guys start talking about in on forum:New infoboxes and you and maybe we'll come to a good conclusion over time. It all can be added and fixed relatively easily later, because, again, these variables are brand new.
czechout@fandom   22:56: Sun 11 Mar 2012 

Additional note

Wow, just look at the mess on Cyber-Controller. Yeah, I'm very much in favour of a "body actor" or "physical actor" for those that don't especially fall into "main actor". -- Tybort (talk page) 21:11, March 13, 2012 (UTC)

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