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Infoboxes and novelisations Edit

Hi, since you were the one that closed the novelisation thread I thought I'd ask you. Now that novelisations and TV stories have been given equal weight would, for example PROSE: Doctor Who and the Mutants need to appear in the infobox of Ky or would it just be understood that unless mentioned a character appeared in the novelisation as well? Thanks. --Borisashton 21:25, April 16, 2018 (UTC)

Pearl Mackie meta descriptionEdit

The TARDIS Data Core page about Pearl Mackie was vandalised for about five minutes back in February and, somehow, the vandalised version of the page is now stuck in the page's meta description. For reference, google "pearl mackie" yourself, look at the page's source code, or see these screencaps of when I did both of those things myself. If this is something I could edit myself, I don't see where. In the meantime, this is a bad look for a wiki as big as this one. --AeD 19:08, May 8, 2018 (UTC)

If I'm asking the wrong person, I'd appreciate at least being pointed in the direction of the right person. --AeD 23:18, May 10, 2018 (UTC)

Category page numbers Edit

Hi again. I noticed that recently categories with multiple pages now have the option to go to the "previous 200" or "next 200" instead of links to the different pages e.g. 1, 2, 3. As I am currently working on the project of image categorisation it is incredibly annoying to click on an image and then go back to page 1 especially with mega categories like Screenshots. Am I doing something wrong and is there a way to reverse it? Thanks. --Borisashton 17:26, May 18, 2018 (UTC)

Infobox Story Edit

Hi. I recently filled the "reprint" variable in the infobox of The Lost Dimension and noticed that the variable doesn't automatically remove the dab term, nor does it italicises the title of the graphic novel. Is this how it's meant to be, or is it a part of the code that needs upgrading? OncomingStorm12th 21:22, May 31, 2018 (UTC)

Oooh, my mistake ;) thanks for the info on the traded/reprinted stuff. I've now moved the graphic novels of The Lost Dimension to the appropriate variable. As for Titan reprinting IDW stuff, it did happen: a few Tenth and Eleventh Doctor comics, under the The Tenth Doctor Archives and The Eleventh Doctor Archives banners. OncomingStorm12th 23:41, June 26, 2018 (UTC)

Article HeadlinesEdit

Hi, I'm sorry about the headline issue. Being autistic, I happen to have an automatic need for overarching consistency across these forms of platforms. I'll stop and or correct my errors if this is what you wish, but I've half a mind to give up on what I'm doing on this wiki as it seems I can cause nothing but errors and I'm getting incredibly sick of doing things wrong while I'm trying to make improvements. This is not a slight on the wiki's admin in any way; you guys are just doing your job. I'm just an insecure contributer with good intentions but ideas clearly above his station. BelcherMorganJames 15:37, June 26, 2018 (UTC)

That you for being understanding about it. I'm just really passionate about this community and I love to do my best to contribute. And I'm going back over and correcting my mistakes now, changing them back to how I found them before. Thank you for your time. BelcherMorganJames 17:07, June 26, 2018 (UTC)

Series 11 info Edit

Alright, but I thought spoilers shouldn't be added on the talk pages either... --DCLM 17:16, June 30, 2018 (UTC)

Got it. --DCLM 17:45, June 30, 2018 (UTC)

Spoiler-y files Edit

Hi. Just to be sure about the recent changes in Tardis:Spoiler policy: it's now okay to add images and videos (of course, videos uploaded by admins) into series pages? So, for example, a cover added on Series 4 (BFTW) (which isn't finished yet would be okay?). Also, would it be okay to add a frame of the 2018 version of the Doctor Who logo to Series 11 (Doctor Who) (the one now used on merchandise)?

Just asking to be sure, before starting to upload such images. OncomingStorm12th 23:13, July 19, 2018 (UTC)

Ooh, nice to know. I'll upload some relevant covers than. Thanks. OncomingStorm12th 02:40, July 20, 2018 (UTC)

Other Vore Edit

do you play Roblox?

RE: Vortex manipulator Edit

Ooh, I wasn't aware of the {{main}} thing. I'll make sure to only add it back once there's a page for them. :) OncomingStorm12th 01:30, July 22, 2018 (UTC)

Parentheses in titles Edit

For some reason I had the false impression that the pipe trick didn't work for pages like The! Could you rename A Bloody And Public Domaine (short story) to A Bloody (And Public) Domaine (short story)? – N8 00:58, July 23, 2018 (UTC)

Is this a case of T:NAMING being outdated then? Also, is multiple colons and hyphens ok for titles as well? OncomingStorm12th 15:17, July 23, 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for the explanation! – N8 15:32, July 23, 2018 (UTC)

Ooh, I see. Thanks for the clarification. OncomingStorm12th 23:26, July 23, 2018 (UTC)

News Edit

No not Series 11 news. I've added it to "The Howling" for you to decide what to do with it. :) --DCLM 14:02, July 23, 2018 (UTC)


FANDOM's Conditions of use infraction Edit

Hello CzechOut,

I am from One Piece Encyclopédie (One Piece’s french Wiki). Some users and I share doubts regarding Mihawk Moha’s integrity, and significance he gives to his role as a Bureaucrat. For these reasons, we decided to investigate and check his activities. We noticed that you moderated this topic http://fr.onepiece.wikia.com/wiki/Fil:412441#364, for the following motive: Author’s rights (peoples posted links of One Piece’s translation). Mihawk Moha actually admited it (http://fr.onepiece.wikia.com/wiki/Fil:413724#191). Whereafter, the staff had removed the link, as the Bureaucrat told you; but only in the first message of every new topic.

Most of users didn't know about the rule, nobody told them afterwards (even if it is, indeed, pretty obvious). Moreover, Mihawk Moha and others kept publishing those kinds of links, every week. Here are some evidences:

There’s more if you need, but I guess it’d be useless (anyway, you can ask for more).

In other words, your instructions weren’t respected, this is why we inform you. We hope you can clarify this issue with OPE.

Thank you for your time!

Lamajah 22:17, August 30, 2018 (UTC)

Species article namesEdit

I know that there've probably been discussions about this and I'm guessing there's a good reason for it; this is just to satiate my curiosity. I was just wondering why articles pertaining to species like the Daleks and Cybermen are titled after a singular member of the race rather than the collective race, such as naming the Cybermen's page 'Cyberman' as opposed to 'Cybermen' or the Daleks' page 'Dalek' instead of 'Daleks'. I'm sure the admin have their reasons; it's just one of my little queries for clarity. Thank you. :-) BelcherMorganJames 22:33, September 1, 2018 (UTC)

Having trouble creating pages Edit

I can't seem to create pages using the custom preload feature anymore. I was told to contact you since you're an expert on technical difficulties. I'm using Safari and macOS High Sierra.MystExplorer 18:34, September 4, 2018 (UTC)

I am having the same problem but with the standard preloads i.e character. Been having the problem since saturday. using FireFox 61.0.2 MacOS High Sierra. Adric♥NyssaTalk? 18:51, September 4, 2018 (UTC)
I'll check again in a couple of days to let you finish what you were doing then Adric♥NyssaTalk? 05:38, September 5, 2018 (UTC)
what I meant was that choosing the standard preload wouldn't the load it in the editor. It's now working Adric♥NyssaTalk? 21:04, September 5, 2018 (UTC)

Request Edit

Hello, could you please add the comic/episode infoboxes from here, also on the doctor who fanon wiki, please? The preceding unsigned comment was added by KimPossibleFan12345 (talk • contribs) .

RE: Leads of TV stories Edit

Hey there! Yeah, it's all good. Saw what you said and, realising pretty every article I have read follows that structure, I figured I should go about fixing it. I'll be sure to check out the ideal introduction article you linked to so I can go back later on and, where needed, improve the articles in detail. As a faithful editor, I shall now continue my endeavor to get it done.

Thank you for pointing the issue out for me. Snivy The coolest Pokemon ever 13:04, October 8, 2018 (UTC)

Promoting DWA on TDC Edit

Hey CzechOut!

I see the thread I created last week promoting DWA on the UNIT board got deleted. I know that in the past we've had permission to do so on the understanding that it's up to the discretion of the admins here (1 2). Is there any way we can promote DWA on TDC that we can get you guys' approval for? I've been trying to make DWA more user friendly (renewed de-blue-ed design, Read Next section, maintenance buttons) plus the new series airing now makes me want to try and bring more people in now and build a bigger community.

As a side note, I like the direction of your new design here! It's so much easier to see what's a link now. And nice decision on the gold highlights ;)

Thanks for all your help! Imamadmad  Contact me 07:03, October 12, 2018 (UTC)

Bradley Walsh Edit

The link for Bradley Walsh on the main page is misspelled and links to Bradley Waslh. Just a heads up. --Borisashton 16:29, October 12, 2018 (UTC)

Derrick Sherwin Edit

Hi CzechOut.

Have chosen you at random - you lucky person! - to mention that I've amended the entry for Derrick Sherwin to include his exact date of death (17th) as given by his daughter. I couldn't find anywhere to include that as a note, though, nor did I know how to add her FB post's URL as a reference, sorry. If it's of any help, it's https://www.facebook.com/keith.barnfather/posts/1939000112846616?comment_id=1939324499480844&reply_comment_id=1939867069426587&comment_tracking=%7B%22tn%22%3A%22R%2349%22%7D Thanks. John Bowman 21:39, October 29, 2018 (UTC)

Patient page Edit

Hey Czech!

I was trying to create the "patient" page to include references to the various patients in stories like The Empty Child, The Doctor Dances, New Earth, Smith and Jones (and several more) but I found you have locked the ability to create the page. Any chance you could enable me to make and subsequently expand the page rather than it forever remain a dead link?

Thanks! :D Snivy The coolest Pokemon ever 19:45, November 7, 2018 (UTC)

Re: Regenerating the Site Edit

I know that the plan was to open up that announcement for discussion after the ghost monument aired. It's been several weeks since and there are issues with the site bordering on unusable.

Any chance of it being opened up so they can be addressed?

Thanks,

205.210.17.241talk to me 21:24, November 7, 2018 (UTC)

Captain Jack's thumbnail Edit

Hi! Not sure if you're aware but I'm now getting the image of the young Jack as the representative image if I go on categories. I know you adjusted the infobox image last year specifically to beat this image so I thought I'd let you know. --Borisashton 20:54, December 21, 2018 (UTC)

Went to check a category or two, and similar stuff happens with Gwen Cooper, Rose Tyler and Mickey Smith. Pattern on these pages seems to be "ignoring" infobox image and going for the first file on the body of the article. OncomingStorm12th 20:58, December 21, 2018 (UTC)
Oh, I'm really glad there's an easy way to fix it. Thanks for the response, and hope you're having a good festive times :) OncomingStorm12th 01:42, December 24, 2018 (UTC)

Refusis redirect is helpful Edit

The whole first episode of the Monoids has only talk of "Refusis" - not once is it "Refusis II", even though that is where the settlers land in the end. Killing the redirect is unnecessarily cumbersome for anyone who - like me now with #DoctorWhoOnTwitch - watches the Classics and checks the mentioned planet - which is Refusis, not Refusis II, in episode one. --IrasCignavojo 11:03, January 8, 2019 (UTC)


Admin conduct Edit

Hi,

Don't know where else to leave this, nor how to private message, so I'll just leave this here: I joined today with the intent of participating in thoughtful discussion in order to be able to provide meaningful edits to a wikia I've enjoyed for quite a while.

However, I was instantly met with some incredibly condescending attitude from your admin "Amorkuz", as can be seen in the "Pronoun Use for Time Lords" thread on The Panopticon boards. I fully accept that I was probably wrong about some things and did/do not fully comphrened the wikia policies and the general way things work here (and out of frustration I definetly crossed a line in one of my replies). But, the way this admin acts is no way to welcome new contributors nor guide them on their way into becoming productive members of the community. It doesn't help that in the thread he shows sever lack in reading comprehension, making his behaviour even more of an embarrassment.

Thanks to this toxic behaviour I will be leaving today, only several hours after joining in the first place. Just thought you should know how your fellow admins act, and what kind of message this sends to new people.

Kind regards,

--DW114 13:37, January 9, 2019 (UTC)

Birth/death dates Edit

So, I've been wanting to cleanup birth/death dates for a while. Cleaning up pages like 1966 (people) and 11 February (people) (plus all other year/day pages is "easy" enough to do by hand, however long that might take. All I'd need to do is go to the crewmember page and see if there's a source or not. If there is, the information stays, if there isn't, the information goes).

In a perfect scenario, doing this to all (people) pages would mean the job was done, but the following scenario is probably true to some pages: the crewmember page has an unsourced date (like John Lucarotti once had) but that information is not present on any of the birth/death pages. Unsourced information like this would go "under my radar".

So, after all that, my question is: is there a way for User:CzechBot to "find" such pages? I was thinking in the lines of "if [page X] links to any page with the dab term (people) and has no <ref> </ref> tags on int, then "flag" it" (to "flag" it could be to save it in a list, or whatever). I'm not 100% sure how bots work, so I don't know exactly what could be done. Anyway, sorry for the long post. OncomingStorm12th 18:25, January 12, 2019 (UTC)

Hmm, I see. I wasn't so sure there'd be a way for a bot to do what I had in mind (very specific request, indeed) but your dpl suggestion is quite a good start.
About checking sources, it's a very good point, and something a could certainly do, but a job easier done after all sources (good and bad) are compiled in the years' pages. I'll probably begin the job on the next few days. Thanks for helping. OncomingStorm12th 22:39, January 14, 2019 (UTC)

Technical issue Edit

Hi I received the following message, maybe you can help:

Hey there....I hadn't been able to get on the discussions page of the wiki for a while and now that I can, I am not able to respond to conversations. Wondering if I've been blocked again or if there's something wrong.
thanks User:Mister_Fifty

Thanks Shambala108 03:21, February 8, 2019 (UTC)


Technical issue- ResolvedEdit

Apparently, it’s something to do with my work laptop as I can’t even sign in.

Thanks for your help

thanks User: Mister_Fifty

Thank you Edit

Thank you for unblocking me and explaining why it happened. Also cheers for creating the page I was trying to write. Doc77can 19:52, March 17, 2019 (UTC)

Image policy Edit

I'm trying to get an image policy finalized, and would like to invite you to discuss it on Thread:247941.

Sincerely, BananaClownMan 22:23, March 21, 2019 (UTC)

Documentary dab terms? Edit

Hi CzechOut, what is the policy on T:DAB TERM for documentaries, are they all supposed to have them and if so should I place a Speedy rename template on documentary pages I find without them? Doc77can 11:19, March 31, 2019 (UTC)

Redirects Edit

Hi are we now deleting all story redirects (i.e. titles without dab terms)? When did that happen? Because I remember way back when several admins (including you and including me) had to repeatedly tell User:Lego Whovian to stop pipe switching story titles that didn't need it. Thanks Shambala108 23:50, May 4, 2019 (UTC)

Wow thanks for getting back to me so quickly. I thought that User:Doug86's edits and deletions were some new policy, so thanks for the clarification. Shambala108 00:08, May 5, 2019 (UTC)

Wiki Manager Edit

Hi! It’s Playsonic2 here, and today, rather than being on Spanish wiki business, I’m here to report I will be the Fandom Wiki Manager for the TARDIS Data Core.

I am available to help the community with any questions or issues and be a liaison to full-time Fandom staff. I know this wiki in particular is well taken care of in that regard, but should a Wiki Manager be needed, I will be here, available on my talk page.

See you! ~Playsonic2 08:59, May 20, 2019 (UTC)

Doctor Who Answers closed Edit

CzechOut, Doctor Who Answers has been closed. Not fair. Doctor 25 19:33, May 21, 2019 (UTC)

Couple of things Edit

Hi, I need your help with a couple of things.

A few days ago, a user moved TARDIS, the talk page, and one of the archives. I moved the first two pages back, but when I tried to move the archive page back to Talk:TARDIS/Archive 1, it didn't work. I assume there's some trick or other when it comes to moving archive pages, but after several tries I couldn't figure it out.

Also, Thread:197794 needs your attention. After a long discussion by several editors on separating the POT stories, you entered the thread to oppose what they were proposing. However, even though the thread was never closed, actions were taken to separate the stories. Whichever way the issue should be resolved, it needs to be done because for now we have editing against policy when a thread hasn't been closed.

Thanks Shambala108 22:28, June 15, 2019 (UTC)

Never mind, someone else took care of one problem and I took care of the other thanks Shambala108 04:28, June 28, 2019 (UTC)

Blake's 7 Wiki Edit

I recently started editig the Blake's 7 Wiki and imported (well, tried to) import a few templates and a bit of the Tardis' MediaWiki coding. However, I'm far from an expert in it, and thus there are a lot stuff I'm just clueless about. While some stuff I was able to "learn" from "copy-paste-adapt", some of it I just couldn't get right so far. So, given you're the one who usually implement changes in that stuff over here, I wonder if you're willing to lend a hand over there. If you do, please let me know. Thanks. OncomingStorm12th 22:57, July 20, 2019 (UTC)

Deleted threadsEdit

…look, you obviously must have sensible reasons for having deleted the inclusion debate, but might I ask why you're deleting the thread about asking where it's gone? I struggle to imagine why that would be necessary. It was a perfectly civil thread consisting of someone asking a question (and one I'm sure I won't be the only one asking), and other people kindly answering; if deleting the main thread was destroying Gallifrey to end the Time War (apologies if your reasoning is so different from what I'm assuming that this is a completely inaccurate metaphor), this seems more like the Doctor making everyone forget he was ever John Hurt, and it goes without saying that while there are good arguments for the former, the latter is going to require more explaining.

I don't mean this in an accusatory fashion; you doubtless know what you're doing. But we don't, know what you're doing, that is, and we would very much like to know, because I am utterly confused and more than a little dismayed.

(In the fear that any mention of the whole… thing… is what you have for as-yet-mysterious reasons decided to delete (as the similar Señor 105 deletion years ago, of which I heard tell while browsing the Matrix Archives, is my closest point of reference for this), note that I have strategically avoided stating the name of the stories the thread was about or their author. Am I on the right track…? --Scrooge MacDuck 21:37, September 12, 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for the reply (and for typing the explanation thread so quickly!), but while I now fully understand, and commend, the reasoning behind the deletion of the original thread, I still don't see what warranted the deletion of my thread asking where the original thread had gone — being that it just contained three or four shirt messages at time of deletion, none of which said anything about anyone's RL identity. So might I further impose on your explanatory goodwill…? --Scrooge MacDuck 18:06, September 13, 2019 (UTC)

Question Edit

Hi, as the Tales from the TARDIS forum threads are meant for announcements only and not discussion I thought I'd post this question here. I just wanted to clarify whether you meant that the new 10K Dawns thread not to be started for a few weeks is going to build on or begin anew the debate. I fear it's the latter since the original debate will no longer be available to normal editors. Whilst there was some unpleasantness in that thread a lot was covered so I hope we won't have to retread the same steps. Thanks in advance, --Borisashton 22:23, September 12, 2019 (UTC)

{{Quote}} and {{Simplequote}} Edit

Hi, User:Snivystorm and I were wondering about the {{Simplequote}} template and its use on the wiki. We know how/why it's used (you can see our conversation at User talk:Snivystorm and User talk:Shambala108), but Snivystorm was wondering if {{Simplequote}} could or should be used at other times and if so, should we add that information to Tardis:Quotes. The reason I'm bothering you with this is that you created {{Simplequote}} so I figured you would know the most about it. Thanks Shambala108 01:11, September 20, 2019 (UTC)

Hi! Thank you for the clarification CzechOut :D Pretty cool how {{Simplequote}} started as an alternative and is now something that users should pretty much avoid using unless absolutely necessary. Thanks for clearing the matter up! Snivy The coolest Pokemon ever 08:29, September 20, 2019 (UTC)

Image question Edit

Hi I have an image question that I haven't been able to find anywhere. Actually, it's not my question, but User:Jack "BtR" Saxon asked me and I'm passing the question on to you.

"For images that come from the cover of an anthology rather than the cover of a story (e.g. the cover of Dark Eyes 2 rather than The Traitor) how would one cite the picture? Would "AUDIO: Dark Eyes 2" do or something else, do you know?"

Thanks in advance for your help. Shambala108 01:08, October 17, 2019 (UTC)

Hi, thanks for the quick response. I forgot one part of the question that User:Jack "BtR" Saxon had: what prefix goes with the citation? Is it AUDIO for an audio anthology? Thanks again Shambala108 01:23, October 18, 2019 (UTC)
Sorry for barging in, but if I may add another detail on the question: should (or, in fact could) images from anthology covers be used to illustrate in-universe articles. For example, Tales from New Earth (audio anthology) has no covers for each story. Could we use File:Tales from New Earth.jpg to illustate Devon Pryce's page? OncomingStorm12th 01:34, October 18, 2019 (UTC)
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