Hi, please stop adding categories to pages. You are new here, and you aren't familiar with our very strict policy at Tardis:Valid sources and our rules on categorization. If you see something missing from a page, please ask an admin before adding it, as there is most likely a good reason for it. Thanks, Shambala108 ☎ 22:22, June 12, 2018 (UTC)
- Ok, sorry just seen this now. How would I ask an admin something? – The preceding unsigned comment was added by Danochy (talk • contribs) .
- Finally, to answer your question. To ask a question, you need to go to the talk page of that person and leave a message there. You can find the list of admin at Tardis:Administrators, complete with links to our talk pages. Whenever an admin leaves a message for you here, a link to their talk page is contained in their signature (it looks like an old-fashioned telephone). Note that leaving a message on your own talk page for someone else is not likely to elicit any response, as you have doubtlessly learned. The reason for that is that a message left on my talk page results in an email notification, but a message you leave on your page is largely unnoticeable for anyone else, unless they are specifically investigating your behaviour, which does not normally happen. With more than 15 millions registered users and more than 200 users who actively edit the wiki at the moment, the admin cannot possibly check talk pages of every user to see if they left a message. Please do not hesitate to ask your question using my talk page. Amorkuz ☎ 09:52, July 15, 2018 (UTC)
Removing information from talk pages Edit
Hi, please be advised that under no circumstances are you allowed to edit or delete messages left by other editors on any talk pages, including yours. Note that you are not allowed to edit or delete your own messages either. If you need to make a correction, you must post a follow-up note. The policy can be found at Tardis:Vandalism policy#Your own talk page. Amorkuz ☎ 09:42, July 15, 2018 (UTC)
Categories revisited Edit
Please leave categories alone (unless creating a new page that needs categories). I've already asked you to not put categories on pages; now I'm asking you to leave those alone that are part of the Game of Rassilon (the stupid achievement track we're currently using). Categories in the Game of Rassilon are exempt from the "redundant categories" prohibition.
Please also consider that when an admin or long-term editor undoes one of your edits, they might actually know what they're doing. Instead of reverting their reverting, ask on their talk page.
- Sorry, I forgot to get back to you on this. The Game of Rassilon includes certain categories from the wiki. For example, "Conflicts" is one of the categories. Normally, that category would not be on the pages in question because of the redundant category rule; however, since it is part of the "game", it's on the page, and we don't remove the existing categories, because hopefully one day the Game will be removed from the wiki and then it'll be a relatively easy job cleaning up. If you are unsure which categories are part of the game, you can check on your user page: off to the right side there is a box that lists all the achievements (keep in mind that some of them no longer count). Shambala108 ☎ 00:46, September 4, 2018 (UTC)
- That's correct. For example, all planets currently have the "Planets" category, because that's another Game of Rassilon track. However, they also have their more specific categories, which are not to be removed. That way, when/if the Game ends, all we would have to do is send a bot run to remove the Game categories, and the original more specific categories will already be on the pages. Less work for all. Shambala108 ☎ 03:48, September 4, 2018 (UTC)
Well, it mostly boils down to personnel preference, I guess. When I was editing the timeline pages, I cut out all the adaptations, since the focus was on the events of the originals that the adaptations mostly follow to the letter. I never got round to reading them, only adding a note on the information about the story that showed how the adaptation affected the placement.
Re: Zygon timeline Edit
Hi, yeah, sorry about that. I meant to leave you a message, but I got sidetracked and then forgot.
The problem is actually the opposite: a page move always leaves a redirect behind, and in most cases that redirect is unnecessary. But only admins can delete the redirects, so when non-admins move pages, there is a redirect left behind, whether or not it's needed. See Thread:128198 for the reasoning behind the rule and the proper procedures when a page needs moving.
Dalek Empire Edit
Hi, sorry to butt in here but I have a copy of Short Trips: Dalek Empire. If you could let me know on my talk page a little more detail of what you're looking for, I can take a look. Shambala108 ☎ 14:10, June 28, 2019 (UTC)
- Alrighty, I'll take a look through my book and get back to you. I don't think I'll get to it this weekend, but maybe early to middle next week. Shambala108 ☎ 15:05, June 29, 2019 (UTC)
- Hi, I've done a quick pass through Short Trips: Dalek Empire, and there aren't a whole lot of dates. I'll look more closely into each story when I get a chance.
- Unfortunately, I think I've figured out where User:GusF (or whoever else) got the dates for the audio series. It looks like he was using the Discontinuity Guide (we weren't as strict back then about timelines or about copying from other sites). So it looks like, since you haven't been able to find the dates in the stories themselves, that those dates will have to be removed from the main namespace. You could use them as guidelines for the theory pages, as long as everyone else working on those pages doesn't have a problem with it, but any dates/timelines/ordering that comes from the Discontinuity Guide won't be allowed on the story pages or any in-universe pages.
Nice! Hadn't seen that talk page before. I only have my phone in hand right now, and I don't like using the wiki in it very much. But I'll get to it in a few days. Thanks!! OncomingStorm12th ☎ 22:24, July 15, 2019 (UTC)
- Thanks for reminding me of that! I had truly forgotten about it. Going to the talk page right now before I forget it again. OncomingStorm12th ☎ 14:05, July 28, 2019 (UTC)
RE: video Edit
That's perfectly alright. I understand it was not intentional, and that at least now you're acquainted with the rule laid out at Tardis:Video policy. I decided just to upload the video myself, over your upload, so we don't have a problem anymore.
In future, T:VREC is always open for suggestions, and you can feel free to bug me so I can force myself to get around to finally catching up on the last year or so of videos I've yet to upload here.
× SOTO (☎/✍/↯) 09:44, September 3, 2019 (UTC)