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Prisoners of Time Edit

Please stop removing the phrase "fan-favourite companion" from the Prisoners of Time article. You are removing it from the publisher's summary, which is taken directly from the story itself and is therefore considered a quote. If the publishers call Rose a fan-favourite, then we have to leave it in. If you would like to discuss the quote, you can bring it up at Talk:Prisoners of Time (comic story), but for now your removing this phrase a number of times has resulted in an edit war, which according to T:NO WARS is a blockable offense. Shambala108 14:07, September 25, 2013 (UTC)

Prisoners of TimeEdit

Hi there. Your recent edits to Prisoners of Time are being reverted by several editors here. The publisher's summary sections are added to the wiki as direct quotes to what is released by the publisher to the public. Your removal of "fan-favourite companion" therefore has been replaced several times because of this - despite the subjective nature of the passage. I hope that clears things up. :) --Revan\Talk 10:20, September 26, 2013 (UTC)

Block Edit

You have been blocked for one month for ignoring the previous warning I put on your talk page. Shambala108 12:27, September 26, 2013 (UTC)

ReplyEdit

I would have stopped removing the phrase but I didn't see the warning. When I have my edit privilege back I will stop removing the phrase.The preceding unsigned comment was added by Cynical Classicist (talk • contribs) .

I left a message on the Talk:Prisoners of Time (comic story) page before I left the message on your user page. When you didn't respond to that or the user page message, I had to block you.
For future reference, please read T:NO WARS so you will know what to do when edits you make are constantly reverted. In this case, the reversions were correct.
Also, when someone leaves a message on your talk page, there is a little blue box that appears on your screen saying something like "You have a hypercube". It will stay until you x it out or look at your talk page. The large majority of messages on your talk page will be useful, so it's in your best interest to check them out.
I'm lifting your block, but please consider this a lesson learned. When someone reverts your edits, there might be a good reason, and this wiki provides guidelines of what to do in these situations. Shambala108 17:21, September 26, 2013 (UTC)
OK the block has been lifted. Please leave a message here if for some reason you are still blocked. Shambala108 17:22, September 26, 2013 (UTC)

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