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DIT Edit

Okay, but is still think most of those images were fine. Some, I would say, were actually VERY good, like the Frank Butcher and the Kathy Beale images, despite being taken from a (copy of a) VHS recording. If I understand correctly, the copy I had was released by Loose Cannon Productions... OS25 (talk to me, baby.) 02:50, April 12, 2012 (UTC)

Monobook toyEdit

Not sure if I'm the odd one out, but I only edit/look at the site using the Wiki/Oasis skin. As you say on the forum post that's how most people see it, so that's how I use it, better to see what everyone else is seeing/using. I've worked through most of the odd quirks of the Wikia/Oasis skin. --Tangerineduel / talk 15:34, April 12, 2012 (UTC)

Well, I, for one, use Monobook exclusively because Oasis/Wikia is too narrow and the ads are intrusive. But I run several Wikis and, as stated, need to see what others see. This is one of the best tools I could have possibly hoped for. Thanks. Darth Prefect talk to me 00:37, April 20, 2012 (UTC)

Cat: Unproduced TV story imagesEdit

Help. I cannot figure out where to put this Category:Unproduced TV story images. I renamed OS25's category to make a little more sense, but I can't work out where to put it. I've shoved it into Category:Images by story which I think is okay but it doesn't fit with the other category nomenclature that's there. But the category as it was named before Cat:Images by Unproduced TV stories seems even more awkward. --Tangerineduel / talk 15:54, April 12, 2012 (UTC)

I saw the categories that OS25 created and did have a moment of WTF. It looks like all the images come from either DWM or one or two DVD docos.
Technically they are "related to" the story. But as you say it's concept art (and can only be concept art), based on the story a long time after the fact.
I think concept art of a Dalek or whatever qualifies it to go in the Category:Dalek images category, that's fine, but to have a category for images relating to unproduced TV stories...the images were produced for DWM or the docos to illustrate the article or the docos.
That means they're firstly related to the article in DWM or the doco first and then second they're related to the unproduced TV story. (Does that logic make sense?) So while yes they're images relating to an unproduced story, their first affiliation is to where they appeared/created for because that's a stronger association... (I know that's a kinda shaky logic)
I'm not sure even about the articles themselves, a while back I created several (and deleted others for lack of sources) and I integrated others into their novel and audio counterparts. For the most part I thought consolidation of the info that existed was better than having a thin spread of info on dedicated articles. --Tangerineduel / talk 16:31, April 12, 2012 (UTC)

con and alongside Edit

Well, that's a good way to make sure that no one watches. I don't recall if it was, but that bit of of programming idiocy should be noted somewhere in the article; quite obviously my changing the word to "after" is that "alongside" would indicate that they were being shown not only to one side -- which would be appropriate since it was being shown on BBC 3, but would indicate at the same time -- which not only is idiotic but contradicted by by the article on Confidential. I saw the piece was being reverted, thought it was by mennarc(sp?) and was thinking how I would write him a note explaining the poor usage of "alongside" before fixing it, then was frozen out for three days. By the time I got back in, someone had changed one of them to "in conjunction with" which I thought was annoyingly vague but at least I wouldn't have to get into a p***ing match.

"Alongside" is a perfectly good word in American English, typically seen in discussions of naval stuff, when a floating thingy moved with another floating thingy, not fore, not abaft, but at the side. The long side, y'see.

Given this information, if you can find out which CON episodes were transmitted in this idiotic fashion, it should be noted specifically which they are "This episode was first broadcast on BBC at the same time as...", the two or three transmitted before should be noted as such and the remainder after. That would be more accurate writing and no hardship on the reader. However, if not, then "in conjunction with" shuld be left as the best of bad choices.Boblipton talk to me 18:38, April 12, 2012 (UTC)

Expanded Wiki navigationEdit

Do you think the Expanded Wiki Navigation would be something useful to enable here. I was going to just enable it, but paused for thought and thought I'd run it past you, considering the multitude of changes made to the wiki and the potential that extra menu features might break one of those. Over on the Pokemon Wiki it seems like a good way to expand the top menu system. --Tangerineduel / talk 14:40, April 13, 2012 (UTC)

As I said I thought I'd run it past you. And it's not something really urgently needed, we could use the extra space for DW/TW/SJA etc but it's not needed. Simple navigation is far more useful.
You have a lot on your plate.
The Quote of the Week and the Feature Articles and the need to moderate the voting, sort articles and quotes really put me off them and the DYK. It was one of those things I disliked doing (neither were my creation I just sort of ended up having to do them). So...I'm mostly indifferent to the DYK.
I agree about the MOS. It's kinda become a whole manual on one page. Considering the ways we do things on this wiki, almost each of the subheadings on the MOS page needs its own article. And then the Manual of Style page would just be 'here the very brief see the page for more detail' or something.
I also agree about the T:CAN, we've mostly worked through everything in the forums. I don't remember you mentioning Rose Tyler/Dodo slash fiction in the T:CAN the last time I edited it (maybe I've just blocked it out).
Do you think some sort of Admin working page would be useful, a page that lays out what we're all doing and in what order so all admins (and other active users) know in what order things are happening so we don't overlap or end up in edit conflicts or having to do massive rollbacks? Thanks for letting me know what you're up to. --Tangerineduel / talk 14:33, April 14, 2012 (UTC)
Actually, ignore my last point. I've been musing on it and it'd be a bad idea (possibly helpful), though probably lots unforseen problems would creep in. --Tangerineduel / talk 14:12, April 16, 2012 (UTC)

game thing Edit

Sigh... File:The french revolution.jpg is not widescreen despite being from a source of such... Well, it had a network logo so I had to crop it... Also you could argue that it's not a good image because the book is facing down... OS25 (talk to me, baby.) 02:13, April 15, 2012 (UTC)

However, the logo does this weird "I'm gonna rotate" thing, so I found a better frame. OS25 (talk to me, baby.) 02:22, April 15, 2012 (UTC)
D'oh! Totally forgot! Sorry! OS25 (talk to me, baby.) 02:47, April 15, 2012 (UTC)

Vandal Edit

I think User:2.102.241.36 might be a vandal... OS25 (talk to me, baby.) 03:11, April 15, 2012 (UTC)

As may User:74.109.211.149 OS25 (talk to me, baby.) 03:17, April 15, 2012 (UTC)
74.109 is randomly making edits putting full stops in wrong places. He's also repeatedly blanked pages. -- Tybort (talk page) 13:23, April 15, 2012 (UTC)
I need a favor...some idiot has vandalized my talk page, as well as many other pages, and I can't get the edit button drop down menu to work. Could you please revert it for me? Thanks! Shambala108 talk to me 03:57, April 15, 2012 (UTC)
What's the procedure of obvious vandalism on other user pages (like User:MrThermomanPreacher)? -- Tybort (talk page) 13:17, April 15, 2012 (UTC)
Umm, the above page has been vandalised? -- Tybort (talk page) 17:32, April 15, 2012 (UTC)
Reporting the same thing. Sorry, I was a little confused by your wording, I guess. -- -- Tybort (talk page) 18:34, April 15, 2012 (UTC)

edit button problems Edit

I've had this problem for a few days. The 'edit', 'random page', 'preview', 'publish', and 'wiki activity' buttons changed their appearance. They look like oval buttons superimposed on rectangular buttons. When I try to use the 'edit' or 'preview' drop-downs, I get the white outline of the menu but no words and nothing clickable.

  • What browser and version is giving you issues? IE, presumably the current version.
  • Is it only on user pages, or every page? Every page.
  • Is the drop down menu not working or is it the whole button? That is, are you only barred from looking at history and move, or does pressing the edit button do nothing? I can edit but can't access any drop down features.

I looked at a couple other wikis, no problems there. I also tried the monobook thing you suggested, but I don't think I did it correctly. Shambala108 talk to me 00:55, April 16, 2012 (UTC)

OK I will look into changing browsers. In the meantime, could you revert my user page for me? Thanks for all your help! Shambala108 talk to me 05:26, April 16, 2012 (UTC)

Ratings Edit

Now, I understand what number to put down per what Tardis:Format for television stories, but how do I actually write the entry? Should it just say that number on its own, or should there be more clarification as to it only being the transmission, and not the "final" figure? Sorry if this is a bit nitpicky. -- Tybort (talk page) 14:20, April 16, 2012 (UTC)

So, in essence, it shouldn't be the channel premiere overnights? -- Tybort (talk page) 17:39, April 16, 2012 (UTC)

Potentially dated statements Edit

For some reason, the April pages of the "potentially dated" categories, have mispelled "containing" which means we have Category:Articles contatining potentially dated statements from April 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014, while the containing pages for 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 are in the Zero Room. Could that be fixed so that the {{As of}} for 4/2012 actually leads somewhere? -- Tybort (talk page) 15:44, April 16, 2012 (UTC)

Properly Edit

Okay thanks.

Oh, speaking of missing pages, the reason i have included the production codes is because most of these images were WELL into production when cancelled, particauarly the original Season 23. In the documentary, The Lost Season, they showed the sheet that included the original production codes. They had even planned over-sea shooting plans! OS25 (talk to me, baby.) 15:38, April 18, 2012 (UTC)

Okay, I will. For both. OS25 (talk to me, baby.) 15:53, April 18, 2012 (UTC)

Pages that need moved. Edit

The Destroyers (unproduced spin-off) needs to be moved to The Destroyers (spin-off)... Or maybe The Destroyers (TV story) sense it's more about the pilot then the episode. The spinoff shows from BBV and RP need moved, like Downtime should redirect to Downtime (RP video) and stuff.. OS25 (talk to me, baby.) 16:03, April 18, 2012 (UTC)

GOR Edit

Yeah, I created it, though it was being bold, but I forgot about the K9 edit track. I assure you it won't happen again. I when I enabled the SJA adventures I disabled the Sarah Jane audio stories. I was thinking of creating a new track for sometime and the SJA just seem ideal.

My plan was to switch SJA and Torchwood; by that I mean create the edit track for SJA, which I have, and a track for Torchwood audio stories. I would then disable Torchwood television storie and SJ audio stories.

As for K9, it has been enabled for quit a bit of time (I think). If we have to disable one, I'd go with K9, it can easily be switched back. However, I don't want to yo-yo the two edit tracks. If we have one enabled, we keep it enabled for however long we feel it should be enabled for and we don't enabled one, then disabled it after two month in order to enabled another one (i.e we don't want to enabled SJA for May and June then disable and enabled K9 for July and August, then enabled SJA again).

I will, full apologise if you wanted me to run it past you, and can see reasoning behind any reason you wish to disable both of them. MM/Want to talk? 19:03, April 18, 2012 (UTC)

Hi Edit

Our usernames out alike :P -- CzechMate

Uncertain prefix Edit

Does Vigil have a prefix or is it a unique case? It's part of an anthology with "BBC Radio Collection" on it but I can't see anything on the Doctor Who Reference guide page for the anthology, Out of the Darkness which outright says that CD premiered as a broadcast, so is it AUDIO-owned? -- Tybort (talk page) 15:02, April 19, 2012 (UTC)

Pics Edit

Thanks! I'll try to keep the file sizes down. Incidentally, could you weigh in on a discussion on the Eleventh Doctor's talk page? I had an issue with the main image of the page and we started a discussion about finding a new representative image (before it got into an edit war). Memnarc talk to me 08:14, April 20, 2012 (UTC)

Archival Edit

Okay, I think I figure out what I did wrong before (not highlighting, and mis-highlighting respectively), but that still leaves me with a blank archive page and an archive page created from highlighting improperly. Is there a way of resetting that count? -- Tybort (talk page) 20:47, April 20, 2012 (UTC)

Master Edit

Were having another problem with the Master's page names... See the Master... And The Master (thirteenth incarnation)... Along with The Master (fourteenth incarnation)... Etc. OS25 (talk to me, baby.) 05:26, April 21, 2012 (UTC)

I could say exactly the same thing about other works, such as The Curse of Fatal Death or Scream of the Shalka, which also aren't canon, which I stated with the "<nc>" template.

Gallifrey102 talk to me 11:55, April 22, 2012 (UTC)

I meant that the article on Power of the Daleks is the same as The Curse of Fatal Death or Scream of the Shalka in that they also aren't canon. I pointed this out with the non-canon header on the article.

Gallifrey102 talk to me 12:30, April 22, 2012 (UTC)

Focusing Edit

SOrry, I already had all these images prepared when we talked, I'm going to start that soon, I swear. OS25 (talk to me, baby.) 19:11, April 22, 2012 (UTC)

Promotional images and missing episodesEdit

I have a serious problem with this rule, as there are a lot of very important events in missing episodes. Sometimes, like for the hanging scene in The Highlanders, the promo shot is very in-character for everyone (nobody's posing) and is the only image for the whole scene that really shows anything (otherwise, it's a few second clip of Jamie's knees and Troughton's trousers beside him). This rule needs to mellow out regarding missing episodes for totally in-character shots that are the only source for what a scene may have looked like. And there are tons of promo pics on the modern Doctor and companion pages (Ten and Rose have them off-hand). One of them is very specifically illustrating Ten's costume in a shot that is in the episode, but it's a promo version of it. I would also argue that shots featuring, say, Jamie having met another Doctor and companion, illustrates more than a head shot. You're illustrating events in the character's life and trying to help the reader of the wiki by putting an image to the event (and illustrating the character in appropriate sections like appearance). NileQT87 talk to me 06:18, April 23, 2012 (UTC)

Duplicate BadgeEdit

Hi :)

Just been looking through Mini-Mitch's earned badges, and I noticed one had been duplicated. The badge is "The Time Lords doff their bowlers at your editing skill" (for making 50 edits on individual Time Lords). Is this a technical error, or will it score you more points in The Game of Rassilon?

Layton4 16:09, April 23, 2012 (UTC)

RandomnessEdit

Well, I'm all for making this wiki look unique. I am not frequently disappointed when visiting other wikias when I see what they have compared to what we've got going on.

Having all these extra random features won't affect the main page's load time will it?

As with anything tell me what I can do to help and I'll jump to it.

On a side note are we doing anything with the data from the polls? I dunno what could be done with it, I just thought I'd ask.

I may be around sporadically over the next week or so, a fairly severe computer crash left me contemplating editing on an iPad, but that's a horrible experience, fine for reading though. I'll still be around, just not editing as frequently as I usually would. --Tangerineduel / talk 16:14, April 24, 2012 (UTC)

And so it begins... Edit

I've begun my illustration of fourth Doctor stories. TV: The Invisible Enemy has now been illustrated, although I may find a few more to spread them around the page, you know? OS25 (talk to me, baby.) 15:17, April 25, 2012 (UTC)

Miranda BormanEdit

I just edited the article about myself. Is that OK? I'm also thinking of editing either the Dragonfire or Stellar article to talk about my battles with the crew about my costume and the infamous panty shot in Part Three. Miranda Borman talk to me 23:30, April 26, 2012 (UTC)

Thanks Edit

I mention some the problems i had here - http://dwin.org/home/blog/article/catching_up_with_stellar_from_dragonfire/ - that stupid dress for one thing. Miranda Borman talk to me 09:43, April 27, 2012 (UTC)

TVA Edit

The article COMIC is locked. The conjunction in it should be "and" and not "but". Boblipton talk to me 13:23, April 27, 2012 (UTC)

I think it definitely falls on the "and" side, since there is nothing terribly surprising about the name change. It's all part and parcel, I feel, of the tendency to dignify the trivial and trivialize the dignified.... a sense I have that a lot of the people here don't understand modulation in language and probably storytelling. While viewed on its own merits and strictly within the context of this particular article, there is nothing to strongly suggest "and" rather than "but", in terms of the wiki overall, these comparative markers -- "but", "however" "ironically" (with no sense of irony) and the formal and rarely used "in contrast to" throughout the wiki are overused. It reduces every event to the same level of significance and expectation. Worse, it is contemptuous of the reader, telling him to hold that this is a noteworthy change, instead of letting him decide on his own. In many ways "but" is an opinion and not a fact. I try to examine each case and if I think the case for using the marker is not overwhelming, then I knock it out.

I blather on not in the expectation that this will change your mind, but in the hope that you will understand what I am trying to accomplish. In like wise, I have declared war on "to manage to", holding that if the Doctor's efforts in escaping to earth from an exploding star cruiser by grabbing a falling space suit in vacuum are worthy of the prefix, then ordering breakfast is not. Besides, it makes the sentence shorter. Boblipton talk to me 14:33, April 27, 2012 (UTC)

Shada Edit

I notice you pointed out in Forum:Is The Infinity Doctors canon? that Shada (in the Tom Baker iteration) isn't covered by the canon policy. Does that mean that any writing or images above the "behind the scenes" line shouldn't reference HOMEVID: Shada? And I'm not sure if T:CANON labels all this very clearly, if at all, especially considering the deleted scenes discussion you mentioned's from 2009. -- Tybort (talk page) 20:05, April 28, 2012 (UTC)

Should I point out where the redlinked audio categories on User:CzechOut/Sandbox8/WhatThisWikiCovers should point to, or have you figured that out already?
Also, what does the "without proviso" bit next to Real Time on that page mean? -- Tybort (talk page) 01:15, April 29, 2012 (UTC)

SpoilersEdit

Sorry about the spoilers on the Doctor Who page. It's been ages since I've properly been here and I wasn't completely sure what counts as spoilers. So it's everything about the new series that's a spoiler then? There's no production info that's been released that we can mention on the page? --The Thirteenth Doctor talk to me 15:28, April 30, 2012 (UTC)

Image policy Edit

Just so I know for next time, how did the image I added for Griffen violate our image policy? —Josiah Rowe talk to me 02:12, May 2, 2012 (UTC) Never mind — I found the ICC and related discussions. I'll try to get something better. —Josiah Rowe talk to me 02:24, May 2, 2012 (UTC)

Would this or this be better? I've sized them both to 250px. The second one is roughly 16:9; I personally prefer the image in the first one, but cropping it to 16:9 would slice through the dialogue balloon, which might look odd. All the other images of this character are either in group shots or in "vertical" panels, so these are just about the only options. —Josiah Rowe talk to me 02:43, May 2, 2012 (UTC)

Really, REALLY BAD DIMAGONG Edit

Hutchinson (TV character) needs to be fixed. OS25 (talk to me, baby.) 16:40, May 2, 2012 (UTC)

Parts of stories Edit

A similar issue to DWBIT in terms of "is this a serial with one page or a multi-parter with separate pages", at least in my opinion, are the stories comprising the Rift War! series in Torchwood Magazine. I gather there wasn't a discussion on that, either? -- Tybort (talk page) 20:57, May 2, 2012 (UTC)

Forum:Timeline - The Master Edit

Forum:Timeline - The Master has been deleted despite being made from scratch. Will you restore it? OS25 (talk to me, baby.) 15:45, May 3, 2012 (UTC)

Timeline Edit

So, is Forum:Timeline - Eighth Doctor a good outline for writing a new page from scratch, or does it have stuff which fits better in the "Time essay" pages mentioned on the main Forum:Timey-wimey detector? -- Tybort (talk page) 17:27, May 3, 2012 (UTC)

Also, should every episode that's not conjecture, even with the same prefix like TV or DWM have a note (such as in the bit between The Eight Doctors and Bounty on the Eighth Doctor page stating why it's where it is or is that overkill? -- Tybort (talk page) 17:48, May 3, 2012 (UTC)

Image size Edit

What exactly is the maximum image size. Our image policy states 100mb, whereas when you upload an image it states 10mb. Even more confusing, on the list of reasons we can delete image, it states an image greater than 1mb. So what one should it be? Or I am misreading this? MM/Want to talk? 23:11, May 3, 2012 (UTC)

DWTV template Edit

Can you fix a few things on the DWTV template? I can't since I'm not an admin.

The Second Doctor's name is missing entirely from the heading of his section and there are several other mistakes as well (like The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe being spelled "Wardrove" or the "u" in Mawdryn Undead being uncapitalised. And that's just what I've noticed. It wouldn't surprise me if there were more errors. Memnarc talk to me 03:39, May 4, 2012 (UTC)

I've fixed the three mistakes you mentioned, because I happened to be around, and noticed this post here. But I haven't done a full check to see if there are any other mistakes, because I'm going to bed. CzechOut or I can give it a once-over tomorrow. :) —Josiah Rowe talk to me 03:54, May 4, 2012 (UTC)

Timeline forumEdit

Thanks for sorting out the creation of the forum, it was on my to do list. But you may have noticed I'm still not editing frequently, I'll probably be back editing at full steam by probably mid-next week. I will still be around day to day between now and then and can edit and sort out major things, but no long/multiple edits from me at the moment. --Tangerineduel / talk 15:06, May 4, 2012 (UTC)

I know you're done with the forum, but as you're the tech guy here, I suppose this is worth asking you: when new threads are made on the forum, it doesn't add them to the index automatically, the way I recall it does with Panopticon and Howling. You have to manually add {{Forumheader|Timey-wimey detector}} to the top of the page. Can this be fixed? Should there be a {{Forumheader/Timey-wimey detector}} with a forward slash? -- Tybort (talk page) 13:59, May 7, 2012 (UTC)

IDW series Edit

Loosely continuing on from what I was talking about all the way back in November, would IDW one-shots need a "prev" or "next"? Or are The Time Machinations through Black Death White Life technically part of a series because they're monthly one-parters? Also, I'm a little confused about how IDW annuals fit with Doctor Who (2009)/(2011) as a "series", especially considering the annual uses a single story that "bridges" monthly installments released before and after as well as unrelated stories. -- Tybort (talk page) 02:42, May 5, 2012 (UTC)

Night and the Doctor and Prequels Edit

I know you MUST have said this already somewhere, but I can't find it. Night and the Doctor and the Eleventh Doctor prequels are considered (TV story), correct? -- Tybort (talk page) 13:25, May 6, 2012 (UTC)

The discussion you linked to is kind of open-ended and says that Meanwhile in the TARDIS should be TV until we come to a better consensus on a "DVD story prefic". Notably, what Rob T Firefly says:
Those are all very good points, CzechOut/ I've changed the DWDVD references I'd added among the citations of Meanwhile in the wiki back to TV. However, the TV definition would seem to exclude Meanwhile because it never aired on television; should something be added to allow for this one special case, or is it best left alone for now? Rob T Firefly 22:30, June 19, 2011 (UTC)
Which brings me back to where I started. I thought that you pointed out to me a reasoning why the DVD scenes should be considered television when I asked this before. And, of course we know now that Meanwhile isn't an isolated case and will most likely continue with further boxset mini-episodes until Moffat leaves. -- Tybort (talk page) 14:02, May 6, 2012 (UTC)
Yes, I know it's the exact same question, but I was searching the backlog of my talk page for the answer, and it turns out it wasn't even where I asked it. Might I ask why the shortcut to that page is LOP? Also, and again, I know I've asked it on some obscure corner of the forums, but The Prequels are also part of series 6 and whichever production series The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe is on, right? -- Tybort (talk page) 18:52, May 6, 2012 (UTC)

Typo on locked page Edit

No idea where it's best to report this, but Tardis:Spoiler policy has "editing" misspelt as "editng". -- Tybort (talk page) 13:46, May 6, 2012 (UTC)

Re: Prefixes and stuff Edit

No, I was actually on about dab terms and prefixes for the stories. I wasn't even thinking of how the navigation fits in. Now that you've brought it up, is it safe to assume that Night and the Doctor (by which I mean Bad Night, Good Night etc) goes after "Wedding" but before "Wardrobe"'s prequel? -- Tybort (talk page) 21:30, May 6, 2012 (UTC)

Magazine covers - opps! Edit

Hi Czech, sorry about that I was redoing some bulk scans and changed the default setting. I'll try and be more mindful in future. On another note ... the wiki team somehow managed to sort out message notification for me (along with Game of Rassilon) ... but I still don't get alerts when a new message is posted on my talk page...and I've been working away a week. Got some old material I'm looking at recently for future stuff (and I've been away as well) - hence the slow responce again. The Librarian talk to me 18:58, May 7, 2012 (UTC)

Notice Edit

I just though I'd drop you a note to say that I have asked wikia to see if they can try and install something that will allow us to keep a record of the what goes on on in Chat. (I used another word, though I can't remember it...)

I have asked it to be admin only and gave the main reasons as being:

1. Encase policies are violated when we an chat moderator is not on chat

2. If we need to look back at a policy that has been violated while we are on chat

3. If we need to look back in general on a previous chat, for example if we discussed something like changing the image policy, then we would go into the chat record and be able to see what was said.

I not sure what they will do, but if they do create something along these lines it will be incredibly handy to have, even if the chat feature is not used that often. I hope you understand this, as I feel I have not explained it too well. Thanks. MM/Want to talk? 22:28, May 7, 2012 (UTC)

Ah well, if they don't do anything, they don't do anything. I just think it would be handy to have to look back at something if needs be. There hasn't be anything lately, but there was instances last year with certain users, which it would have been handy to go back and see what happened. MM/Want to talk? 13:49, May 8, 2012 (UTC)

Image thumnails Edit

I think I've tried to stay within those guidelines, at least on character pages. Do non-character thumbnails, like for story images, need to follow those as well? Memnarc talk to me 22:50, May 7, 2012 (UTC)

Focus Edit

Sorry, it's near the end of the year, and I have a lot of tests to study for. Watching all of Tom Baker's era takes time.... OS25 (talk to me, baby.) 18:57, May 9, 2012 (UTC)

Also, if I replaced someone's else's image, I swear I had no idea. OS25 (talk to me, baby.) 18:57, May 9, 2012 (UTC)

Overly strong phrasing in Ninth Doctor (The Curse of Fatal Death) Edit

Hi, CzechOut. I've just re-read Forum:Is The Curse of Fatal Death canon?. Is it really accurate to say, as you did at Ninth Doctor (The Curse of Fatal Death), that the community "overwhelmingly rejected these interpretations"? As I see it, the community overwhelmingly decided that the references in The Tomorrow Windows and The Gallifrey Chronicles do not mean that The Curse of Fatal Death and Scream of the Shalka are canonical — but that doesn't mean that the community concluded that the reference to "A listless-looking man sat on a sofa beside a girl in a red dress in an unconvincing medieval dungeon" in The Tomorrow Windows was not meant to be a reference to Rowan Atkinson and Julia Sawalha in Curse. All that the community decided is that the references are too vague for us to treat Curse as canonical, which to my mind is a rather different thing. In fact, several editors (including at least one who voted definitively that it's not canonical) said that Jonathan Morris clearly intended the passage to refer to Atkinson's "Ninth Doctor", but that the reference wasn't enough to justify treating that Doctor (or anything else in Curse) as canonical.

I'm not trying to re-open the discussion about Curse's canonicity (or lack thereof). I'm just wondering whether the wording at Ninth Doctor (The Curse of Fatal Death) is a bit too strong, and whether we might not tone it down slightly. I'm discussing it with you here in order to clarify my thinking, and make sure that you realize that I'm not trying to start an edit war, or change policy. —Josiah Rowe talk to me 04:49, May 13, 2012 (UTC)

OK, I've put in a tweak. —Josiah Rowe talk to me 05:57, May 13, 2012 (UTC)

Moving dabed links Edit

Ugh. Forgot about leaving the disambiguation for the bot as well, as it's been a while since I did this sort of thing, but either way, all pages that lead to The Great One should be the (Planet of the Spiders) one. -- Tybort (talk page) 10:09, May 13, 2012 (UTC)

Also, Steward + (The End of the World) -- Tybort (talk page) 10:34, May 13, 2012 (UTC)

SMW Edit

A question about the change to actor following the whole SMW thing...what do we do about people listed as being uncredited or playing "himself/herself"? -- Tybort (talk page) 10:34, May 13, 2012 (UTC)

Also, how would we go about hybrids on Infobox Individual (i.e. part-human, part-alien, like Freda and Adam Lloyd)? -- Tybort (talk page) 22:23, May 13, 2012 (UTC)

Howling Edit

hi czechout, i think you're the one to go to about this although if i'm wrong, can you please direct me to the right place?

ok, it seems that since the timey-wimey detector and the tech notes page were added to the community tab, the howling has been removed from it, although it can still be accessed through the main forum index page. is there a reason for this, or is it just a side affect of adding the new forums which is still being sorted out? Imamadmad talk to me 10:36, May 13, 2012 (UTC)

Disambiguation preload Edit

On the Disambiguation preload, what would "featured actor" mean? Is it the same context as {{{featured}}} on story pages, or what? Because I have a nagging feeling that whatever it is, it's not being used properly on various dab pages. -- Tybort (talk page) 22:00, May 15, 2012 (UTC)

Just to check... Edit

On T:ICC, in particular the bit about file formats, is anything against that absolutely deletable, or is it more of what's preferred? -- Tybort (talk page) 16:39, May 17, 2012 (UTC)

Images in non-image categories Edit

User:JarodMighty has added a ton of images to the category Category:Artefacts of Rassilon. Whether or not these deserve an image category of their own isn't for here, but they certainly don't go THERE. I see that User:Tangerineduel has already talked to them about this matter before to no avail. -- Tybort (talk page) 17:07, May 17, 2012 (UTC)

Assimilation2 Edit

I was going to add an article for the Star Trek/Doctor Who crossover comic Assimilation2 but it looks like you have deleted the page that previously existed and it won't let me create a new one. The old one (not written by me) was deleted back on February 19, 2012 because it was premature but I think the time has come now since the comic debuts in a few days. Austin.p.harper talk to me 21:44, May 22, 2012 (UTC)

As requested, I checked the indicia and it is "STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION/DOCTOR WHO: ASSIMILATION2 #1".Austin.p.harper talk to me 16:54, June 1, 2012 (UTC)

FP moves Edit

I see that you've moved several Faction Paradox-related pages to the FP wiki. That's fine, per various forum discussions; but are you planning to go through the "what links here" for each of the moved/deleted pages, to make sure that the moves didn't break any links? I've taken care of two that I knew about (because I added them), in the "Behind the Scenes" section of Maria Jackson and Kelsey Hooper, but there may be more that I don't know about. Is that something you could program CzechBot to do? —Josiah Rowe talk to me 15:02, May 24, 2012 (UTC)

Hmm... that's a tempting offer, but I'm inclined to decline. I've got a lot on my plate already, and I'm probably spending more time on here than I should. If I signed on as an admin on another site I might feel obliged to spend even more time online, which would be bad.
That said, if you completely fail to get any willing victims volunteers to be admins over there, I could reconsider (with the caveats you mentioned in your previous post, about not actually doing anything, etc.). :) —Josiah Rowe talk to me 16:11, May 24, 2012 (UTC)
Ta. I may get back to you on that. —Josiah Rowe talk to me 17:20, May 24, 2012 (UTC)

Long page. I like it.

FP WikiEdit

Thanks, I'd like that. I'll dig out "the Book of the War" sometime and have a good crack at getting the place up and running. --Revan\Talk 21:57, May 24, 2012 (UTC)

Quick image query Edit

This is just a quickie - promise. RE image size could you just checkout <snigger> DWMI 26.jpg and let me know if the image sizing is ok? I'm currently using 25% of a scan that is then sharpened. Just wondered if I need to be taking it down further. I get your point about smart phone usage I realise some of my cover gallery sections are a bit 'long'. Are you recommending a more workable but convienient breakdown for example issues 1 - 50 or just leave them as they are? Thanks The Librarian talk to me 23:22, May 24, 2012 (UTC)

Thanks Edit

Thanks I'll try 20% (It's cos a keep better scans for myself and its a hassle tbh resizing each pic for wiki but should be more manageable.

Another pointer please....just looked at graphic novel infoboxes and the existing pages don't seem to show previous/next. Can you link me to the appropriate infobox or tell me how to correct it and I'll work through them now Crimson Hand has been released.
As a point of interest the latest release makes has a comment from Russell T Davies that the delay in releasing The Crimson Hand was down to "a contractual question about whether a 'graphic novel' constitutes a book or something" (That old question again lol) - He doesn't say how it was resolved - they just went ahead and printed it! The Librarian talk to me 02:03, May 25, 2012 (UTC)

Graphic novel query Edit

Two things.. shouldn't The Only Good Dalek redirected to The Only Good Dalek (comic story) really be redirected to The Only Good Dalek (graphic novel)? and could Doctor Who Magazine graphic novel be redirected to Doctor Who (graphic novel) which would include the above title and any further releases of this type?

I also notice that there seems too be a running issue with some previous/next bits of the infoboxes for the first in a series.ie The Iron Legion (graphic novel), The Dust of Ages (novel). DWI 1 has the 'previous issue=' line but actually shows as first issue. How does that work? is it a default or something. The Librarian talk to me 12:32, May 25, 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for clearing that up. I had tried the 'none' line by previous but that must have been before you tweaked it. btw I wasn't suggesting pluralising a page (ie graphic novel/s) but rather having an inclusive graphic novel page that wasn't limited by the the words 'Doctor Who Magazine' for readers looking for collected comics/one off comic stories from other publishers like the BBC Dalek one. The Librarian talk to me 20:10, May 25, 2012 (UTC)

Renaming file names Edit

Is there a way to rename a picture's file name without having to upload a duplicate with a different name? I accidentally used the wrong character's name for a picture and want to correct it. Memnarc talk to me 04:41, May 31, 2012 (UTC)

31 Who screenshots Edit

Is the 31 Who screenshot category going to be merged with the BBC screenshot category? Because I no longer see an option to tag the former when uploading pics, although I can still do so manually on the file pages themselves. Memnarc talk to me 03:08, June 1, 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for the clarification. I'd assumed that 31 Who referred to the classic series and wasn't even aware of the documentary it actually refers to. I'll try to fix any photos I've uploaded and erroneously tagged. Memnarc talk to me 04:14, June 1, 2012 (UTC)

Please change Monobook background Edit

Having blue text on a dark blue/light blue background makes the articles really difficult to read. I'd change it myself but I'm unfamiliar with CSS. Doug86 talk to me 13:33, June 1, 2012 (UTC)

It's fixed now. Doug86 talk to me 13:53, June 1, 2012 (UTC)

No my browser is definitely IE9, and I'm pretty sure I cleared my cache, although I could be mistaken. Doug86 talk to me 14:19, June 1, 2012 (UTC)

hey there, i can't help but feel a little bit concerned about the thought of merging the Star trek universe and the Doctor Who universe together,isn't the Star Trek/ Dr Who comic a bit like the Batman/Predator or Superman/Alien comics, a spin-off from the canon universe. Couldn't we just just keep the story but put all of the information in that page only, but reference articles like Beverly Crusher to the Star Trek wiki/s instead of making an article with their personal bios in another wiki and universe. ? Sclera1 talk to me 13:03, June 2, 2012 (UTC)


Hi Edit

Just testing and saying hi.

thats a good point, but what about Faction Paradox, and what about the BBV Zygons series? they're not licensed BBC material. im not really sure why we should treat the faction paradox audios as non-canon (the faction has featured in some of the Dr Who novels), and a spin-off or "cross-over" of a comic book. just wondering... Sclera1 talk to me 03:53, June 5, 2012 (UTC)

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