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Re: Images Edit

Sorry but i am just another user like you and don't have anyway of blocking the user or locking the pages i suggest you talk to Tangerineduel I am sure he can do something about it. Sorry again that i couldn't be more help. --Dark Lord Xander 05:09, 27 March 2009 (UTC)

Hi, just responding to your message on Dark Lord Xander's talk page. The changes to the page weren't really vandalism, they're just some different images. I'm against for the most part protecting pages against anonymous edits as that is how we gain new users by having anonymous editors trying out editing on this wiki.
If you don't agree with the anonymous editor's changes you could leave a message on the user's talk page. Also if you believe one message is better over another for the page you could start a discussion on Sixth Doctor page (or which ever page it may be) to get a discussion going on the merits of one image over another. Thanks. --Tangerineduel 07:00, 27 March 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for the responses and suggestions. I'll bear those in mind in the future. Cheers. --Alan-WK 00:51, 28 March 2009 (UTC)

InfoboxesEdit

A forum thread has been started regarding a proposal to radically alter infoboxes. As an editor who's been active this year, your views would be appreciated. Thanks! CzechOut | 17:15, 15 May 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for the heads up about this! Much appreciated! I'll have a look at that thread and if I have any views or advice or assistance on this subject that I can pass on then I'll certainly do so if it will help. --Alan-WK 21:25, 15 May 2009 (UTC)

Images Edit

Recently there's been a change in the manual of style, no promotional images are to be on any in universe article. DoctorForHire 12:48, May 8, 2010 (UTC)

Fifth Doctor infoboxEdit

Hey, I'm reverting your change to the infobox at Fifth Doctor. I'm not saying that the picture currently there must remain there "forever and ever, amen". Rather, you've chosen perhaps the one kind of image that should never go in an infobox. file:FiveThin.jpg was specially made to fit in an 85px width navigational box image window. It's really not for use on any page or infobox. It's strictly one of our Category:Maintenance images. In general, it's preferred that infobox images be widescreen, if it's at all possible to crop a picture to a more-or-less 16:9 aspect ratio. If not, we'll take 4:3 images. But really, they should never be more vertical than horizontal.

You will almost certainly find pages where this guideline is not observed, but that doesn't invalidate it.

I have no objections to finding a different image for this infobox, so long as it's in-universe and widescreen, as there is no difficulty to cropping Davison-era episode images to a more-or-less 16:9 aspect ratio.
czechout@fandom   16:42: Sun 09 Oct 2011 

Your input is needed!

You are invited to join the discussion at Forum:Can we disable visual editor please?.

czechout@fandom   03:14: Tue 20 Dec 2011 

Your input is needed!

You are invited to join the discussion at Forum:Can we disable visual editor please?.

czechout@fandom   17:16: Thu 22 Dec 2011 

Christmas cheer Edit

Happy holidays!

As this fiftieth anniversary year comes to a close, we here at Tardis just want to thank you for being a part of our community — even if you haven't edited here in a while. If you have edited with us this year, then thanks for all your hard work.

This year has seen an impressive amount of growth. We've added about 11,000 pages this year, which is frankly incredible for a wiki this big. November was predictably one of the busiest months we've ever had: over 500 unique editors pitched in. It was the highest number of editors in wiki history for a year in which only one programme in the DWU was active. And our viewing stats have been through the roof. We've averaged well over 2 million page views each week for the last two months, with some weeks seeing over 4 million views!

We've received an unprecedented level of support from Wikia Staff, resulting in all sorts of new goodies and productive new relationships. And we've recently decided to lift almost every block we've ever made so as to allow most everyone a second chance to be part of our community.

2014 promises to build on this year's foundations, especially since we've got a full, unbroken series coming up — something that hasn't happened since 2011. We hope you'll stick with us — or return to the Tardis — so that you can be a part of the fun!

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User infobox Edit

Hi! Please note that you cannot use the "Individual Infobox" on your user page — it is only used for story characters. That's why it was removed from your user page. Instead, you can use the "User Infobox" for your user page.

Please change it so that you have control over how it looks, because if you don't, it will once again be changed during routine bot maintenance. Thanks. Shambala108 18:12, September 10, 2014 (UTC)

Videos Edit

Hi! Please note that per Tardis:Video policy only admins can upload videos to the wiki. If you'd like to suggest videos for uploading, you can do so by following the instructions at Tardis:Video recommendations. Thanks. Shambala108 18:42, December 29, 2014 (UTC)

Any videos you'd like to see uploaded to the wiki must be requested at Tardis talk:Video recommendations, where the admins can see the requests. Shambala108 03:48, December 30, 2014 (UTC)
Hello! Thank you for getting back to me on this matter and how to correctly put across my request. I will follow the advice given and make my suggestions in the right place. Thanks again! Have a Happy New Year! --Confirm Nothing...Deny Everything 17:16, December 30, 2014 (UTC)

Page moves Edit

Hi! Please note that per Thread:128198 only admins are permitted to move pages. Thanks. Shambala108 14:18, October 23, 2016 (UTC)

Block Edit

I'm sorry that I had to block you. But there is little else that can be done after you ignored the warning left by another admin right above this message. I had to clean the leftovers of your move because, as explained in the thread cited by Shambala108, regular users cannot perform moves correctly, as in do not have access to the functions needed to perform moves correctly. In fact, every move requires some non-trivial effort. An ordinary user may not even be aware of the work needed to be put into making the move properly. This is why non-admin users are asked not to move pages themselves. You were asked to refrain from doing this personally by an admin and still did it again. Thus, to prevent further damage to the wiki, it is necessary to block you from editing. I can only repeat: Please do not move pages by yourself. If you have quesions or requests, please ask an admin instead of going it alone.

One more thing: you mark many of your edits, including this move, as minor. This is completely wrong. Minor edits are those that no one would question and are restricted to trivial mistake corrections. Please take note of what is considered a minor edit according to the policy. Amorkuz 13:40, June 9, 2017 (UTC)

First off I apologise most sincerely for my moving of the page Wednesday's For Beginners (audio story) to the correct title of Wednesdays For Beginners (audio story). I thought I was doing the wikia a favour but did not take into consideration the effort (non-trivial or otherwise) required to be undertaken by the admin staff in the aftermath of the page's move. Secondly the warning given to me by Shambala108 back in October 2016 was read and taken very seriously at the time but I evidently have forgotten about it in the 8-month interim since.
I want it to be known that I am a Whovian through and through. I love Doctor Who and all of its spin-offs and have much love for this wikia too and have nor have ever had any intention of damaging it in anyway nor have I ever intended to deliberately make things difficult for the admin of this wikia. Evidently I did and for that I apologise. I saw a mistake and wanted to fix it and this was done with nothing but the best of intentions. Should the administration ever decide to unblock me, I will make greater effort to moderate my editing/moving of article in the future. --Confirm Nothing...Deny Everything 15:02, June 9, 2017 (UTC)
I'm glad we're on the same page here. And we all forget from time to time. The proper procedure is by putting {{rename}} or {{speedy rename}} template on the page, preferably explaining the reasons on the talk page. The difference between them is again that the speedy version is for clear-cut cases like this one. In case of any doubt or any potential discussion, the former template should be used. Now, I originally planned to put a weekly block, but was not sure whether you check back at wiki every week. Now that you've replied, I will convert the block duration to the originally envisioned one. Happy editing in a week. Amorkuz 17:46, June 9, 2017 (UTC)
Thank you for the consideration and for the outlining of the proper procedure in how to refer potentially re-nameable pages to the appropriate admin and satisfactorily explaining a good case for why a page should be renamed. All very much appreciated. Sincerely, --Confirm Nothing...Deny Everything 18:09, June 9, 2017 (UTC)
To be completely honest with you, I was going to remove the block after the first response because blocking is not a punishment and forgetfulness is not a crime. What gave me pause was the tag line "Confirm Nothing...Deny Everything". If you look at it for the first time and it follows that particular response... it creates funny optics. Well, I guess I was reading too much into it. So, thank you for caring about proper names and for readiness to follow the general (good) practices. The block is now being lifted. And if you really think that some page needs to be renamed sooner rather than later, you know how to find me. Amorkuz 20:55, June 9, 2017 (UTC)
I think I understand your reaction to the tag line. Nothing is meant by it. It's just a reference to one of my other great TV loves, The X-Files But again, I thank you for your consideration and I most definitely know where to find you when it comes to ASAP page renaming. --Confirm Nothing...Deny Everything 21:50, June 9, 2017 (UTC)
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