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Thanks for becoming a member of the TARDIS crew! If you have any questions, see the Help pages, add a question to one of the Forums or ask on my talk page. Skittles the hog 11:43, October 12, 2014 (UTC)

Real world info[edit source]

Hi! I realize you probably spent hours of work on the English towns and counties, but I've had to undo most of your work. There are a couple of issues here:

  • All in-universe articles on people, places, and things that also exist in the real world are tagged with {{Wikipediainfo}}, which leads anyone interested to the wikipedia page. Therefore, there is no need for us to include any non-DWU details in our articles. In particular, we never allow speculation in our articles, so phrases like "it may be" or "it is possible" are not allowed.
  • In addition, T:NO RW tells us that we are only to use info from DWU stories in our in-universe articles. No matter what we know about a subject in real life, it is not added unless it can be sourced to a DWU story. (However, keep in mind that there may be examples of this on pages that haven't been caught and removed yet.)

A couple of things to keep in mind while you edit: make sure any headings you add conform to Tardis:Use sentence case, and be careful not to add content within the list of categories and templates, which must always be located at the bottom of an article beneath all the content. The edits you've been making today were inserted between the wikipedia template tag and the categories.

Thanks for reading this! Shambala108 15:16, October 20, 2014 (UTC)

Noted. No problem. --66 Seconds 15:30, October 21, 2014 (UTC)

Honorifics[edit source]

Hi! I was searching through some edits on Skarosa and noted that you had added periods after the abbreviation "Dr". Per Tardis:Honourifics, we follow the British method of not putting periods after certain words. Please check the policy to see which words do and don't have a period. Thanks! Shambala108 18:28, November 3, 2014 (UTC)

New categories[edit source]

Can you please explain your choice of "Individuals copied by the Zygons" as a category name? Also, how you you define a host?--Skittles the hog - talk 15:56, November 10, 2014 (UTC)

"Individuals copied by the Zygons" is for any individual, whether it be an animal or alien, who was used as a body-print by a member of the Zygon race. A host is a person whose body was possessed by or used by another lifeform against their will. 66 Seconds 16:04, November 10, 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the prompt reply. So, your saying they're not copied. The name is incorrect - they're using their likeness, not duplicating them. The OED defines host as: "An animal or plant on or in which a parasite or commensal organism lives." I fail to see how using someone's skin makes you a host, or taking their body print either. You really should consult at least one other user before implementing categories that would be so widely used, at least per your definition. Also, you should reply to user talk page messages on the other correspondents talk page.--Skittles the hog - talk 16:15, November 10, 2014 (UTC)

Blink[edit source]

Hi! What is your DWU source for Hull being in Yorkshire? We don't use the real world as a source, per T:NO RW. Thanks. Shambala108 22:50, November 15, 2014 (UTC)

Infobox[edit source]

Hi! Please remove the "Infobox Individual" template from your user page, as that template is only meant for story characters. On user pages it messes up the system in ways I don't quite understand but am willing to believe.

We do have an infobox for users, if you'd like to replace it with that. It's called "Infobox User". Thanks! Shambala108 15:51, November 18, 2014 (UTC)

Redundant categories[edit source]

Hi! Please be careful when adding new categories to pages. When you add a more-specific category, such as Category:Stories set in Norfolk, to a page that has Category:Stories set in England, you must remove the broader category. Because our categories are nested (for example, the Norfolk stories category is located within the England stories category), including the two on the same page causes a redundancy that interferes with bot work. You can read more at Tardis:Beware recursion (the first paragraph is the one that applies here). Thanks! Shambala108 16:42, November 26, 2014 (UTC)

Dragons pages[edit source]

Please don't just create pages on stuff that we are to discuss further before creating them. --DCLM 22:46, October 23, 2016 (UTC)

Well... now you can as well create one for the female one, as the male is already created. But for next time, if a template like that is placed, it needs to be discussed before it is created. Thanks. :) --DCLM 23:00, October 23, 2016 (UTC)
We are keeping the pages, but yeah, it was under discussion. You should really wait for some amount of consensus.
× SOTO (//) 23:28, October 23, 2016 (UTC)

Speedy rename[edit source]

Thanks for using {{speedy rename}} unlike moving pages yourself like everyone else seems to have done, even though they're not allowed, leaving a lot of mess for me to clean up.

But: you must, must, must fill in the user variable on the template. |user=66 Seconds. Simple as that.
× SOTO (//) 21:09, November 5, 2016 (UTC)

Planet (The Pilot)[edit source]

Earlier today you added a BtS section for Planet (The Pilot) saying that a promo used the name "Epsilon Delta". Now, I might be missing something, but where in this link is the name "Epsilon Delta" used? Or did you get the wrong link? OncomingStorm12th 00:04, April 17, 2017 (UTC)

Dredger[edit source]

Done. Dredger redirect deleted, and now open for editing. All links were moved, of course.
× SOTO (//) 03:56, May 4, 2017 (UTC)

Infobox suggestion[edit source]

Hey! Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. Our priority at this point is in simply getting the existing infoboxes converted over to mobile code. However, I've put your suggestion before other admin, and we're discussing it. At this point, it's a bit of an open question as to whether an entirely new infobox is required, or if simply adding new variables to existing ones makes more sense.

I will say this, though: we can't really control what an individual editor chooses to use. If they choose to look at a space station as more of an object than a location, we can't stop them, exactly. We can only clean up afterwards. So I'm not surprised at the existing state of affairs.

As for the future, you should be prepared for the fact that, while we can quite easily change from one template to another, the instance won't be magically populated by the new variables. There's still going to be a lot of manual editing involved.
czechout    20:50: Tue 23 May 2017

Russian last name[edit source]

First of all, please observe T:CAST with respect to the first name of the Russian commander. Secondly, how do you know his last name? Amorkuz 01:13, May 29, 2017 (UTC)

Well, since I see Llya in the credits, I'm afraid you would have to provide a screenshot of credits with Ilya to prove that it is really Ilya. And no, when you created Ilya Sviatoslavych, the episode's page had "Llya", because I put it there. So the question is: why would you create a page based on the spelling you could not verify after it was changed? Amorkuz 01:48, May 29, 2017 (UTC)

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Could you provide the time stamp for the biological data in the episode please? Amorkuz 02:16, May 29, 2017 (UTC)

1966 World Cup[edit source]

Was there any particular reason why you removed most of the content from the 1966 World Cup page? All of it was relevant to the article and was taken from valid sources. GusF 15:11, August 16, 2018 (UTC)

Ah. I was unaware of the 1966 World Cup Final page since I have been away from the Wiki for some time and you only created it yesterday. I agree that it is more relevant to that page. GusF 15:19, August 16, 2018 (UTC)
Much appreciated! GusF 15:26, August 16, 2018 (UTC)

Page moves[edit source]

Hi, please note that per Thread:128198 only admins are permitted to move pages on this wiki. Thanks, Shambala108 21:04, August 18, 2018 (UTC)

Images[edit source]

Hi, good job on the character images you added today. The cropping is just what we want for infobox images. Thanks, Shambala108 00:31, October 21, 2018 (UTC)

Re: Sydney Carton[edit source]

Hey, thanks for catching the Sidney/Sydney Carton mix-up. When I created [[Sidney Carton]], I somehow missed that The Lampblack Wars spells it "Sydney". So now I've corrected it. Thanks again! Shambala108 00:58, February 14, 2020 (UTC)

Navboxes[edit source]

With respect, while T:NO RW prevents us from making Marvel/DC conncetions in the in-universe portions of articles, navboxes are not written from an in-universe point of view, as shown by the fact that some of them even contain {{invalid}} material. I daresay you could have talked about this with User:LegoK9 before undoing all their work like this. --Scrooge MacDuck 23:18, September 27, 2020 (UTC)

Huh, fancy that — the heading of my last message on your talk page, however old, is still applicable.
Well, you were right to warn me. I'll message Epsilon at once, and let's try to get to the bottom of this. Happy new year to you as well! Scrooge MacDuck 03:08, 1 January 2021 (UTC)
And — done! As I told Epsilon, so I shall tell you: "please let's have you two summarise the facts of the case on some suitable talk page (that of the Scooby Doo navbox, say), and I'll try to act as a moderator to bring this to a consensual resolution.". Scrooge MacDuck 03:12, 1 January 2021 (UTC)

Navboxes[edit source]

Hiya, there are many reasons why I'm reworking the navboxes.
Firstly, when they're formatted to be place under infoboxes, they quite commonly create a lot of dead space, especially on short pages.
Secondly, these navboxes have sections that are unclearly defined, as the section lacks borders and such.
Thirdly, the type of formatting you are insisting upon is only intended for navboxes like {{Doctor Who timelines}}. When one creates a new template, you'll be greeted with the "template type" menu, which tells you that the most "common" type of navbox is go at the bottom of the page.
Fourthly, there is a lot of precendent for the formatting of navboxes I am trying to implement, as practically every less-than-recent navboxes use the aforementioned formatting.
Sorry if I've made you think that I'm talking down to you - I'm not. I'm doing what is best for the Wiki, which takes a lot of work. Even if that means overwriting other users' contributions slightly.

03:14, 1 January 2021 (UTC)

Thank you for the civil reply on my talk page. Admittedly, I had been getting riled up over the past few hours for no real reason in particular, so I appreciate you and Scrooge talking to me sensibly. I feel that I might've gotten more riled up as time went on, and now I also feel that my message on Template talk:Scooby Doo is a bit unnecessarily provoking. 03:52, 1 January 2021 (UTC)
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