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Talk pages and infoboxes[edit source]

I'm not sure on the creation front, not sure in the sense that I'm not sure if it can be done when a page is created. We could have a template about the same width of the cleanup tag which says something to the affect that you mentioned with a link off to the Howling. That we would just post on the talk page, or on the particular section of the talk page (like the Template:Section cleanup) but obviously with wording as you suggested.

Infoboxes, yes, that can be done. (It's something I've looked at and thought 'I should do this') I'll probably get to it once the whole End of Time, Eleventh Doctor, regeneration stuff has settled down. As I'll need to add it to the descriptions and adjust the infobox for it and everything. --Tangerineduel 13:42, January 2, 2010 (UTC)

That looks fine. --Tangerineduel 03:46, January 3, 2010 (UTC)
I was looking at how it's being used on the talk pages and I've brightened it up a little bit (using the format of the Gone to Pot template as a basis) to make it a bit more arresting. --Tangerineduel 13:39, January 4, 2010 (UTC)

If I may jump in here, however. I'm seeing the box being overused. A few times now I've seen the box added to discussion threads that clearly are asking whether such-and-such a piece of information should be added to the article. That's 100% valid, and occasionally those topics go off into discussion, but if this box gets overused, it'll lose it effectiveness. I've spotted what I consider to be unnecessary uses of the box in both the End of Time and Eleventh Doctor talk pages. 23skidoo 02:39, January 14, 2010 (UTC)

Discontinuity[edit source]

Stop removing disconinutiy that needs a damn good explanation. There was no speculation. The Doctor's suit is torn from the glass window smash in series 5, and I have seen that myself. The rips from when he smashed through the window dissapear, and then reappear in the first episode of series 5. The exact same rips. Stop removing discontinuity, and in no way was that speculation. It was full-blooded fact. Delton Menace 10:11, January 8, 2010 (UTC)

Jackson Lake[edit source]

On the Tenth Doctor Companions template we should acknowledge Jackson Lake in some way, so I've come up with a compromise, placing him in a "See also" category. Take a look and see what you think. (Rosita doesn't belong in any regard because she's only ever Jackson's companion). 23skidoo 19:17, January 9, 2010 (UTC)

The End of Time[edit source]

It really is. I thought I was the only one who noticied. Quite a load of pointless so-called "discontinuity" was added in the last day or two, so I myself answered one or two for the sake of the disucssion ending (as in, it won't be brought up again), but then someone removed the answer. I put the answer back, and someone tried to make their way around it and fidn an error in my answer. It got the the point where it wasn't even acount any discontinuity anymore, but a discussion.

I mean, how is the two Time Lords who disagreed with Rasillion going to Earth discontinuity? We know exactly know why, but it isn't a plothole. I answered that they probably have no choice, twice (someone removed my answer first time), because they can't exactly fight against him. Ugh, I hate it when people either look for errors, or put so-called errors down that aren't in fact errors, but curiousity!

I would love it if it were possible to lock that section of the page to avoid it getting filled with fake errors. *sigh* And yeah, I will keep an eye on it myself, too, before it fills up again. Delton Menace 03:44, January 11, 2010 (UTC

Infobox Individuals - Mentions[edit source]

This is doable (there's a big however though). I've just added mentions to the Template:Infobox Astronomical Object, which took roughly an hour and a half / 2 hours and that was for close to 400 articles.

Adding another field to the infobox isn't too tricky, but combining it with the code to make it collapse/not appear in the infobox see Arkon (it has mentions and no appearances) or Orbis (only has appearances and type). Having this code in the infobox has a side affect of all the fields needing to be present on the article, otherwise the infobox doesn't work (even if they're not being used). (Contact me if this is somewhat rambling I have just finished the 400 articles).

Anyways, there are roughly 4000 individuals article pages that use the infobox template. The mentions field can be added to these articles before we add it to the template, but we still would need to make sure all 4000 have the mentions field on it. Thanks. --Tangerineduel 15:16, January 13, 2010 (UTC)

It's actually fairly easy to add "if" checks to these, the only problem is the excessive amount of html code in each of the infobox templates. If those could be put into the CSS file and the styles used instead, they would be much more easily done. I've made some changes (easily reverted) to Arkon and the astromical object template to show the changes that would (could? should?) be made to prevent someone having to update 400 (4000?) articles just to clean up/fix an infobox. :) -- sulfur 16:11, January 13, 2010 (UTC)

Nicholas Courtney's "stroke"[edit source]

Back in October 2009, you flagged a bit of dubious info on The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith regarding Nicholas Courtney apparently having a stroke. Just a heads up I've gone ahead and removed this information (or, to be more precise, reworded it as a myth). I can't find any confirmation of this in any reputable source either, 18 months after you first flagged it. 68.146.64.9 13:34, January 20, 2011 (UTC)

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czechout   04:06: Tue 20 Dec 2011 

Your input is needed!

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

czechout   18:09: Thu 22 Dec 2011 

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