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Hey all :) If you need help with anything, please ask, below. The page tends to fill up quickly, so I've got a lot of archives. I try not to archive discussions that are ongoing, but sometimes it unfortunately happens. Gimme a second shout if I've not answered your question!

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Ok, thanks, I will keep an eye on the nomination page. Shambala108 01:34, April 5, 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the pointers! Ambrose8 04:02, April 5, 2013 (UTC)Ambrose8


Why did you delete my talk page? I might take that as a personal attack 12:58, April 5, 2013 (UTC)


I will do, but it won't be able to start until the end of April - I have a lot of work to do at home, so that will have to come first. Once that is done I will spend a few days looking through for new possible achievement tracks and try and get them started at some point :) MM/Want to talk? 12:30, April 5, 2013 (UTC)


Is there method to the madness that you seem to be spreading throughout the wiki? --Tangerineduel / talk 16:04, April 5, 2013 (UTC)

Shutting down conversations

Why do you keep closing the conversations I try to start? Other people have similar questions and join in the discussion but you cut them off because they are in the wrong forum (although you move it to a forum that is unlisted on the forum page so it's impossible to find) or because they don't concern ONE SPECIFIC question. Can you see why there is so little activity in the Reference Desk? Newcomers come and pose questions and when they return, they can't even find their original posts.

Why even bother posing questions in this wiki? Either create additional, more open forums where people can openly talk about any aspect of the series or this site give warnings in the forum description about the kind of questions you seem to find intolerable.

You couldn't make people feel more unwelcome if you tried. to me 21:57, April 5, 2013 (UTC)

I'm sorry that you feel like I've been targeting you specifically, and can only assure you that this is not the case. I have responded in full at User_talk:
czechout    04:14: Sat 06 Apr 2013
I don't feel personally targeted. It's just that here are these Forums, which are usually places designated for discussion and conversation, and if some rigid rules ("confine discussion to one specific question") are broken, the threads just disappear, banished to Forums which aren't even listed on the main Community/Forum page.
Think of the new user, you come and it looks like the logical Forum to post a question to is the Reference Desk. But when you come back to check to see if it has been answered, there is no trace of your post. I found a mention of "The Howling" but this Forum doesn't appear on the Forum list. Are there other hidden Forums where a free flow of discussion can and does occur? But if you do a search for Howling on this wiki site, it does not show you a link to the Howling Forum.
Like many fan sites, it seems like this one is designed for long-timers, people who know where everything is and the history of the site and policy decisions. As Doctor Who becomes more and more popular in the U.S., I think that assumption should be changed and the focus slightly less on the hardcore contributors and editors and more on casual users who come here just to ask a question because so many things on Doctor Who just don't make any sense at all. to me 19:25, April 12, 2013 (UTC)


Hello! I am the new administrator on [עמוד_ראשי the Hebrew wiki] for Doctor Who and I'm trying to build a randomizer. It's hard. I wonder if you can help me. Please? Even pretty please, which is cooler. and prettier. Pretty pleases are cool. Oops. Got a bit distracted. So, can you please help me? ZivKarni3 01:34, April 6, 2013 (UTC)

Yes, I did understand, thank you very much! I created the randomiser to our Wiki (although we still have to create a page to all the episodes we haven't yet).

And about the past tense thing - yeah, I didn't know that, so I'll know for the next time!

And THANK YOU again :)

The Doctor Who Series Wiki

Hello, my name is TheTrueDoc and I am the creator and lead admin of The Doctor Who Series Wiki (follow link to see what we do) and basically we are a fanon site where people can upload thier own stories that they have created to do with the Doctor Who universe. But we are fairly unknown at the moment and so I was wondering if you could put a link on your main page to our site, not only would it advertise us but I feel it's a great idea to hear peoples own stories. Please let me know if you are the right person for me to be talking to about this, if not could you direct me to the person who is. Thank You, I look forward to hearing back from you :) --TheTrueDoc 13:57, April 7, 2013 (UTC)

Ok I understand. I would say it is different because we have successfully set up a series where we organise who writes which episode and try to incorporate a story ark. As well as this, we have what we call the 'User Series' this is where we let contributors put thier own series of episodes on one page so that any one looking through can see it clearly marked. Also, we have 'Spin Offs' which are going well where you may create a series, not neccasarily about the Doctor but included in his universe (or parralel ones). We then put link on the main page to all of these stories. --TheTrueDoc 14:14, April 7, 2013 (UTC)

Yeah, that's what i disliked about those fan sites --TheTrueDoc 14:38, April 7, 2013 (UTC)

Haha no it's okay! I've already done that! It works! Oh and it's okay you've been silly. As the Doctor said in The Snowmen: "What's wrong with silly?" So, It's alright :) And, I really don't want to pain in the a** (hope It's okay I censored), but how can I make a countdown? I've been trying for AGES! Can you help me please? ZivKarni3 15:38, April 7, 2013 (UTC)

Talk:Great Intelligence

Could I get your input over at Talk:Great Intelligence? Got someone insisting that speculation is not speculation and TV shows are more important than other media...--ComicBookGoddess 04:12, April 10, 2013 (UTC)

Re: Search at DWA

Thanks for the help. It's much appreciated. Hope you're feeling OK. Imamadmad (Contact me) 21:07, April 10, 2013 (UTC)

You are seriously brilliant! Thanks so much! Is there any chance they can both have a white background and have the user entered text in black (so it's really easy to notice and then read) and the automatic text be some darkish-greyish colour noticeably lighter than the black but still dark enough to easily see. I don't care about having any specific shade. Thanks so much for doing this, especially while you're doing so much work here. Again, you are brilliant, and thanks. Imamadmad (Contact me) 03:28, April 11, 2013 (UTC)

Looking good. Thanks for that. And also thanks for the advice on seeking community advice. Also, if for some reason the colours ever need to be changed again on those search boxes, I'm sure it would be much easier to do it without having to come and bother you again, now the code is down with the right sections. Thanks again.

PS, sorry for not replying sooner. I was having some troubles with the internet on my laptop. Imamadmad (Contact me) 07:38, April 12, 2013 (UTC)

Yet another response to 'You are not an admin' ;)

Are you referring specifically to my response at Thread:127413? If so, I only directed him to the policy in question at first. I hardly consider it a crime to elaborate after specifically being asked to. Also, there aren't always admin around, and when someone, especially an IP user, asks a question, it's always best to answer swiftly. Not to mention I get bored. :P

Anyway, I guess I'll just stay away from the forums altogether in the next little while...
--SOTO 01:22, April 11, 2013 (UTC)

KO. Got it. Hopefully, there won't be any more reasons to discuss my discussion habits in the future. --SOTO 02:40, April 11, 2013 (UTC)

Policy pages

Yeah, sorry about that. I've been to Tardis:Doctors often enough that I just briefly looked at it to verify it said what I remembered it said, then I didn't read any further. Shambala108 22:29, April 11, 2013 (UTC)

Redlinking thread

I do appreciate the time and effort you expended, and you're right, I should have split that message in two and posted the later half on your talk page.

And you're right, the thread did start as asking about policy. But after the first few posts I'd been clearly informed and it transitioned into a discussion about editing. As in how to edit with an understanding of the policy. There was still a heavy focus on policy and clarifications but the bulk of the discussion was on how to deal with certain situations and how to act on policy.

I understand that I use hyperbole and I do understand how that led to you thinking that I was talking about a visual problem. My frustration really built when I got answers to things that weren't problems, after I'd taken the time to clear up confusions and state unequivocally that that wasn't the problem. My real frustration was that it didn't feel like a discussion: I felt that I wasn't being listened to. I can understand how you thought I might be a bit more familiar with the biggest wiki in the world, but once I said no, that I wasn't, it was really annoying to be asked if I was sure. It might have been said jokingly, but tone doesn't translate online and combined with everything else it just exacerbated things.

Partially it's something that had really been building on the thread. I felt like you were constantly answering not quite the question I had asked. That, and the fact that I had to constantly repeat myself--I felt a little bit like I was banding my head against a wall.

When you replied to me on the thread:

"all I wanted was a yes or no", and on the other says, "I wanted to know if there were exceptions"

That's a perfect example of what I mean. I wanted to know if there were exceptions and how to apply policy in certain editing situations, but once you said yes to my question (If a link fits the basic requirements of not having been linked earlier in the article, and can be an article, MUST it be linked?) then I didn't need to know anymore. As far as I understood you, you were telling me that there were no exceptions. That I didn't need to better understand how to apply policy because there were never exceptions. If it could be linked it was required that it be linked. If things are truly that black and white then yes or no is really all I need.

And when I said that I only wanted a yes or no, that was because I felt like you had been piling on. You said yes, there are no exceptions and then followed it up by saying that a lot. I had asked a series of questions. And answering the later question was dependent on a particular answer to the first question. I was asking, is it A or B? And every question after that was predicated on the first answer being B. So when you went through all of my questions and basically said "it's A, it's still A, we follow policy so it's A," I didn't feel so great.

You also really confused me. Your first really long post came immediately after SOTO's fairly long post. And you said some things which seemed to contradict what SOTO said. I hadn't needed additional clarification after reading SOTO's comment, but then I read your comment and was quite a bit more confused than I had been. I'm actually still a little confused about that. I'm not sure if you and SOTO have different opinions of what policy means and on how to edit, or if you're trying to tell me the same thing but it's just not quite coming across. It would be helpful to know if you think that advice was correct. Anoted 03:22, April 12, 2013 (UTC)

I was hoping for you to weigh in on the comment specifically, but that's fine, thanks. Anoted 05:16, April 12, 2013 (UTC)


Aha, I never knew about that thread before, thanks, Czech. MrSiriusBlack 07:45, April 12, 2013 (UTC)

I think you need a vacation from this site. You seem to be on here 24/7. I'm sure it's a labor of love but no fan site should be dominated by one person and it's not healthy for you either. Delegate and log off! to me 22:22, April 14, 2013 (UTC)


I'm not sure who was responsible for naming the badges awarded in the Game of Rassilon, but may I just extend my delight and appreciation of seeing that the badge obtained for making 50 edits on Torchwood episodes is entitled the Vera Juarez' "Crispy Fried Chicken" Award (we look forward to your letters of complaint and disgust). I literally laughed out loud. And then had to explain to my coworkers why I was laughing. And then had to explain to my coworkers why I was on a Doctor Who wiki. TARDIStraveler 16:31, April 15, 2013 (UTC)


I'm trying to clarify it, watch the forum for a suggestion on how to do so. Cult Of Skaro Here.|Communicate here. 21:54, April 15, 2013 (UTC)

Added suggestion. Cult Of Skaro Here.|Communicate here. 21:55, April 15, 2013 (UTC)


Hi! I have a question for you. I've searched in the Help and Tardis files, and I can't find anything that gives guidelines for adding categories to pages. I've had to correct a few problems lately, and I'd like to be able to link to something in the edit summary. Thanks! Shambala108 02:28, April 16, 2013 (UTC)

I really appreciate what you've done here but I have to apologize for dragging you away from your other projects for this. Thanks! Shambala108 18:23, April 16, 2013 (UTC)
The two things I've seen lately are: confusion over in-universe and out-of-universe, which you covered, and the category tree, which I see that you have redlinked and will probably cover soon. Thanks again! Shambala108 18:57, April 16, 2013 (UTC)

Ray gun/Energy weapon merge

Done. Though you could have just put a {{merge}} tag on it. I periodically go through and do mergers of everything that ends up in that category. Was there a reason for this one needing urgent attention? (Just curious). --Tangerineduel / talk 15:54, April 16, 2013 (UTC)

I see you're messing around with the speedy merge idea (and like you I do tend to look at the various maintenance pages and go through in bulk and do mergers, moves etc).
I've tended to think of the regular merge tag as just a request tag rather than a discussion starter. I've only considered it a discussion starter if something's been started on the talk page (or mentioned on the tag).
I don't think we need a "speedy merge" tag, mostly because most mergers aren't a speedy process, but as you demonstrated not all mergers need discussions. But I'd like the merge tag to still be used as it handily collects all merger requests in the one category. --Tangerineduel / talk 14:28, April 17, 2013 (UTC)


Well, I used to just add {{rename}} to the pages. I've learned since, however, that admins don't necessarily frequent Category:Articles that need renaming, so now I just perform the moves myself. To answer your first question, no, I haven't yet switched the links for all of them (what I was about to do). I suppose I could just let the bot do that...

Ummm... But you said leave you a message? On your talk page, I assume?

Anyway, are you suggesting that I just not move pages, and wait for admin with proper rename powers to do it? --SOTO 21:36, April 16, 2013 (UTC)

Yes. Actually, yes. Very efficient. That is pretty smart, actually. Of course, we'd have to clarify what {{speedy move}} means, so that users don't add it to cases that require discussion. Maybe you could eventually create T:MOVE/T:RENAME, similar to T:DELETE, a policy guiding users on when you use {{rename}} and {{speedy move}}, and, of course, which.
--SOTO 22:13, April 16, 2013 (UTC)

Re: Wikia Exchange

Thanks for passing that along. Imamadmad (Contact me) 11:57, April 17, 2013 (UTC)

Actor pages

I've been trying to add IMDB links where possible, but I found one or two where there were too many people with one name to figure out the correct one. I'm happy to be making pages for all these actors, and have learned a lot about making such pages already. :) Cult Of Skaro Here.|Communicate here. 17:48, April 17, 2013 (UTC)

Thanks! Cult Of Skaro Here.|Communicate here. 18:30, April 17, 2013 (UTC)

Game of Rassilon Badges

It seems that I do not have the ability to earn the "Days of the Year" Game of Rassilon badges. Is it only you that is able to earn them, or is it an error? Quest?on 01:56, April 18, 2013 (UTC)

Game of Rassilon

I'll think about it and see if I can come up with something. Shambala108 04:37, April 18, 2013 (UTC)

Trolling at Tenth Doctor

There's a case of vandalism happening now over at Tenth Doctor. Someone keeps replacing the picture with the word 'Troll'. I reverted it three times before realizing he's not going to stop, so I thought I'd let an admin know. TARDIStraveler 11:24, April 18, 2013 (UTC)

Question about Infobox Individual...

I'm a little unclear. In my sandbox I've been working on an article for Stemp, a character from The Elite, but I was unclear on one thing. Since her character's only on audio, at first I thought I should put her actress in "main voice actor." But then, looking at {{Infobox Individual}}, it said that main voice actor should be used only if it's different to main actor, which made me think I should put her actress at main actor, but that said main actor was only for television. Which do I use? Cult Of Skaro Here.|Communicate here. 12:28, April 18, 2013 (UTC)

Question about T:ITALICS

I'm pretty clear on T:ITALICS, but I have one question. What do we do about documentaries? I didn't see this mentioned on the page. Cult Of Skaro Here.|Communicate here. 13:23, April 18, 2013 (UTC)

{{Speedy rename}}

I added {{speedy rename}} to Sunday (since we also have Sunday (day) and Sunday City (we could make a dab page!), but it's not appearing at T:SPEEDY. I'm not sure how it's supposed to work, but something's telling me that something must be a little off...

Also, wouldn't it make the template easier to use and more user-friendly if, instead of having to write in:

{{speedy rename
|new = new name
|links = yes/no
|user = user name

we could just write:

{{speedy rename|new name|yes/no|user name}}

--SOTO 17:56, April 20, 2013 (UTC)

i am not sure how to go about crediting screen captures that are then uploaded to the info bar. you had stated i was doing it wrong/not doing it, i guess i need some help... :) Roi Simcha 21:29, April 21, 2013 (UTC)

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