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I know, that's what Forum:New logo or Wordmark is concerning, I'm just waiting for any other suggestions. Thanks. --Tangerineduel 13:57, October 15, 2010 (UTC)

Your input is needed!

You are invited to join the discussion at Forum:Can we disable visual editor please?.

czechout@fandom   14:40: Tue 20 Dec 2011 

Outnumbered Edit

You are best talking to User:CzechOut, he can have his bot change the category if it a mistake - which thinking about it is is. MM/Want to talk? 00:41, December 27, 2011 (UTC)

{{Update}} and spoilers Edit

{{Update}} cannot be used to request information about a future event. The IDW DW/TNG crossover has not been released yet. Therefore information about it falls under our spoiler embargo, as outlined at T:SPOIL. You may only use {{Update}} to request information be added to an article from sources that have been officially released. Since you have an interest in the crossover, you may wish to contribute to Forum:IDW Doctor Who/Star Trek crossover to help shape policy about how we're going to cover the event after its release.
czechout@fandom   15:46: Fri 17 Feb 2012 

Logopedia spamEdit

Hi. Back on logopedia, these men have been spamming news and non-logo stuff on the wiki: [] [] [] They are sock puppet accounts. Ban them now! -- to me 21:22, July 20, 2012 (UTC)

Thanks. But next time, please report them at Logopedia's User Reports page. Even if you didn't know about that, I don't understand why you posted on my talk page here instead of at Logopedia. Digifiend 23:39, July 20, 2012 (UTC)

Calmly/politely coming up with a compromise Edit

"My recommendation is to calmly and politely work this out with Digifiend and come up with a compromise. Since you are blocked on the wiki you can try leaving him a message on this wiki." Is what a proffeseional recommended for me to do so we could put an end to this situation. You'll be able to find that on your message wall in your user page on community central wiki. King wiki 23:25, July 29, 2012 (UTC)

Older tech issue Edit

Heya :) October was crazy for me because I stepped up my work on a political campaign, so I'm just working through some of the backlog of issues on my talk page. On 7 October, you mentioned you were having problems with undoing edits. Are you still having problems with that, or did Wikia eventually resolve it? I can't say I notice the problem you reported, but I wanted to check. If you are still having problems, please note your exact OS and browser version numbers. Sorry for the massive delay in responding.
czechout@fandom    15:47: Sun 18 Nov 2012

Totally good idea Edit

You're absolutely right. OS25 (talk to me, baby.) 03:30, December 22, 2012 (UTC)

Moving pagesEdit

Hi. Please don't move pages unless there's been a discussion concerning the move of the page as your move of Oswin Oswald to Clara Oswald was bad. Especially as your edit summary stated "Clara and Oswin are the same person.... but how that's possible I cannot explain, as she's now died twice.)". If you can't explain it do not try to explain it by moving the pages. Separate pages should have been created for Oswin and Clara. Later if we found them to be the same person we could have merged the articles. But splitting articles becomes problematic as we can't separate out the page histories, because you moved Oswin to Clara and then people started editing the article on top of the Oswin edits. Any future articles that you "cannot explain" please do not move. If you believe a page need to be moved add the {{rename}} to it adding the reason you think it should be moved. --Tangerineduel / talk 15:04, December 28, 2012 (UTC)

Spoilers Edit

I'm afraid I have to block you for a week, since you clearly violated T:SPOIL ALLOW, T:SPOIL CREW and particularly T:SPOIL FORUM in the now deleted Panopticon thread entitled "November special casting". You absolutely, positively may not post spoilers in The Panopticon or anywhere else — save the exceptions of the Howling and the series page. If there is no series page to cover what you want to talk about, then you may not post spoilers except in the Howling.

It is necessary to enforce this rule so that we can enjoy the support and contributions of editors who may not wish to be spoiled.
czechout@fandom    16:20: Sun 31 Mar 2013

Hey Digifiend Edit

Hello! I love stamps and I'm 22. 01:41, April 26, 2013 (UTC)

Front page Edit

Thanks :) I never remember to just cut and paste like a normal person.
czechout@fandom    01:59: Tue 14 May 2013

Alien babies! Edit

Well, I am surprised. I don't get DWA; is this seriously a feature? --SOTO 13:28, May 22, 2013 (UTC)

Yeah, sorry. I messed up the months somehow; thought March was May, and we were in March. I just noticed today that it did in fact come out... --SOTO 01:14, May 24, 2013 (UTC)

David Melbourne Edit

Yeah, I noticed. I'm more prominent in in-universe pages, so I'm not yet entirely used to refs. Now I know. Thank you!
--SOTO 13:25, June 1, 2013 (UTC)

Tomorrow's spoilers Edit

Thanks for the heads up. Without spoiling things for me, any way you could perhaps advise which articles might be most vulnerable to attack so I can lock 'em down for a bit?
czechout@fandom    21:25: Sat 01 Jun 2013

I've got a very, very bad feeling about this. I fear it may be impossible to hold back spoilers if they're coming out in the press in June 2013. Just outta curiosity, what kinda press we talking about? The Sun? Or something more serious? Is the "size" of the news something that would make an official BBC announcement more likely?
czechout@fandom    21:56: Sat 01 Jun 2013

2014 Annual Edit

Sorry for the late reply; busy day. Thank you, again. You are ever so resourceful. I'll buy it as soon as I find it around here. :)

Still, this is something I must look into. Everywhere I look says 17 September: every fan sites, Amazon... even the official BBC Shop website! You are right though — only W H Smith carries it. Their website says it was published 1 August, but yet even the BBC haven't released it yet...

This is very, very odd, and quite interesting in a geeky sort of way. Does that make it officially released yet? Hmm... Was the release date officially 1 August or will it be 17 September? I have to put it as something!

Anyway, I won't bore you any longer. Don't know why I'm rambling about this to you. Thank you for the info. Goodbye!
--SOTO 03:07, August 23, 2013 (UTC)

Sorry Man, on LogopediaEdit

Well, I'm sorry I have posted false information on Logopedia, I should've read the article on Wikipedia instead assumed it was used. Well then again the caption of the picture is "The old logo of Wikivoyage". Sorry for not really reading the article closly. See you when the block expires. And I'm surprised you game me no warning I would be blocked. TheCanadianTentinabox (talk) 23:53, September 4, 2013 (UTC)

If you read the policy page, you'll see it's there plain to see. Inserting false information is an automatic ban.  Digifiend  Talk  PR/SS  KR  MH  Toku  JD  Garo  TH  CG  UM  Logos  CLG  DW  10:52,5/9/2013 

A chat invitationEdit

You have been invited to the chat.  Tariqmudallal  Talk  LogoLine  Logopedia  Community Central  Pixar Wiki  Bloons Wiki  Plants vs. Zombies Wiki  05:21,12/7/2013 


Since I can't seem to reply on the "Incarnations", "bodies" and "selves" page I will here. I am sorry for insulting you on that thread. I was just angry.


Hey, T:DAB OTHER is like a day old. Please don't take action on it just yet. Any page moves arising from T:DAB OTHER need to be handled by an admin — and really, an admin with a bot. None of the pages which currently violate T:DAB OTHER should survive the move. Because you don't have the power, on this wiki, to delete upon page move, you're kinda just creating a trail of flotsam. Worse, you're making it hard for me to recognise which pages need to be properly moved and which don't.

That said, your impulse to help is appreciated. And the fact that you've even read a policy page that hasn't really been rolled out yet gets you major kudos!
czechout@fandom    16:41: Tue 17 Dec 2013

Christmas cheer Edit

Happy holidays!

As this fiftieth anniversary year comes to a close, we here at Tardis just want to thank you for being a part of our community — even if you haven't edited here in a while. If you have edited with us this year, then thanks for all your hard work.

This year has seen an impressive amount of growth. We've added about 11,000 pages this year, which is frankly incredible for a wiki this big. November was predictably one of the busiest months we've ever had: over 500 unique editors pitched in. It was the highest number of editors in wiki history for a year in which only one programme in the DWU was active. And our viewing stats have been through the roof. We've averaged well over 2 million page views each week for the last two months, with some weeks seeing over 4 million views!

We've received an unprecedented level of support from Wikia Staff, resulting in all sorts of new goodies and productive new relationships. And we've recently decided to lift almost every block we've ever made so as to allow most everyone a second chance to be part of our community.

2014 promises to build on this year's foundations, especially since we've got a full, unbroken series coming up — something that hasn't happened since 2011. We hope you'll stick with us — or return to the Tardis — so that you can be a part of the fun!


The Avengers Edit

Nice one; good catch! And, uh, thanks. :)
--SOTO 20:26, January 4, 2014 (UTC)

Series 8 Edit

Done. Thanks for pointing that out. :)
× SOTO (//) 01:46, August 15, 2014 (UTC)

Talk:S8 Edit

Hey, man: no worries about any of what went down on that talk page. I wasn't at all angry with any of the participants. Everyone was acting in good faith and trying to do their best in a unique situation.

In truth, if any fault is to be assigned to what happened there, it's entirely mine. When the leaks happened, I should have recognised that by closing series 8 (Doctor Who) as SOTO properly did, that there would likely have been a question as to where to put information as it came in. I should have gotten there way earlier with an interpretation of existing policy, and provided better guidance. So Shambala108 didn't mislead you. I just missed a trick amidst the other protections that we had to enact to protect against spoilers.

In fairness to me, though, we've never had to take steps like these before. In every other year, we've happily kept the series page open and debates sorta worked themselves out over time, on that page, generally through the edit summaries.

Unfortunately, the leaks have screwed things up, making us way more cautious than we'd like to be.

Nevertheless, as to the accuracy of the series article, I have to say that personally, I'm not all that bothered. I'd rather let the article languish and then eventually be populated by facts as they're made evident upon transmission than go around chasing every press announcement. Remember, the BBC got the name of The Vampires of Venice wrong in their first press announcement of 2010, so it doesn't bother me in week 1 of series 8 that we've apparently got the title of week 11.

On the question of "where was the correct place to report news", I have to note that you weren't reporting news. You were giving what this wiki considers to be a spoiler: information about an as-yet-unreleased story. So, as the note at Talk:Series 8 (Doctor Who) said, you start a thread at The Howling, give it an accurate title that contains no spoilers, then alert an admin that there might be information that needs to be added to the article at whatever your Howling thread is.
czechout@fandom    04:03: Thu 21 Aug 2014

Infobox images and discussion pages Edit

Hi :) As you popped onto my talk page to answer another user's question, I think I should put that answer on your talk page as well.

It's unlikely that I'll be adding capacity for a third image to infoboxes, as two images already makes infoboxes quite long. In a case like the one you've cited at The Ghosts of Gralstead, the variations are slight and add little in the way of useful context. Putting value judgements aside, the infobox capacity is limited to two as that's the maximum number required in the vast majority of cases. This multiple cover issue come up on a few other pages, most notably DWM issue pages, and the recommended method in this case is to have a centred gallery at the bottom of the page. See DWM 413 for an example.

Also — and don't take this like I'm angry or anything remotely like it — I'd like to request that you don't answer questions on admin talk pages. In this case, your advice suggested a course of action that has already been considered and rejected years ago. You're of course at liberty to question decisions, but please do just let admin answer the original question first. :)

You should also realise that user talk pages don't really work like discussion or forum pages. Putting a comment on my talk page doesn't alert AdricLovesNyssa that the conversation has moved on. It only alerts me. So, if you're trying to reach the original poster, it doesn't do much good to jump onto the recipient's talk page, anyway.
czechout@fandom    16:08: Tue 09 Sep 2014

New article design Edit

Thanks for your concerns regarding new article redesign.

Because this wiki is deeply customised, things are going to be out of place as new elements come into play. But because it's a multi-stage rollout, we honestly can't pre-emptively change things for the future. We have to hang back a bit, wait for the new features to be enabled, and then react to them. If we implemented solutions for the new design before the new design came into effect, then the old design would be broken. Better to deal with a few hours of misfit after rollout than a few days of problems before hand.

New global nav just came online. We'll obviously be addressing things, and this period of mis-alignment has been known about for quite a bit longer than even your "warning".

Thanks for your patience. There is no need to emphasise local problems at community or through Special:Contact. We'll get it up to speed soon enough :)
czechout@fandom    21:40: Wed 03 Dec 2014

Moving pages Edit

Hi! I left a message at Talk:Cindy Wu, but I also wanted to leave it here so you would be sure to see it. Please do not move pages; non-admins don't have the ability to do one of the steps required. Please see Thread:128198 for more details. Thanks. Shambala108 03:10, June 15, 2015 (UTC)

Date discrepancy Edit

Hi! I rolled back your edits at Big Finish Productions because the user who made the June 28 edit, User:Tangerineduel, is Australian, and at the time he made the edit, it was already the 28th in Australia. So it was a valid edit. Shambala108 16:09, June 27, 2015 (UTC)

Moving pages revisited Edit

Hi! As I posted last June, please do not move pages. You can add a {{rename}} or {{speedy rename}} tag if you want an admin to move a page. Shambala108 01:00, August 30, 2015 (UTC)

Re: T:off relEdit

I haven't heard of that. Everytime I've seen this done, the admin doing it always said "we always wait for the top of the hour". --DCLM 21:10, October 17, 2015 (UTC)

Big Finish/TV series intersection categories Edit

That's a valid point. The question is why this category does not exist for the classic series. Here are three possibilities 1) This information is useless. 2) This was too hard to create and there was no guarantee it would be complete. 3) It was redundant.

I would argue point 3) that it was partially redundant because one could check whether an actor belonged both to Category:Big Finish voice actors and to Category:Doctor Who cast. (Even that is not fully true because actors were often cast in different roles.)

What changed after Big Finish got extended license is that now there are two kinds of transfers: from the classic series to Big Finish, which was standard. From the new series to Big Finish, which many people squee about (me included). IMHO, this is a kind of a tectonic change in DWU, with (a part of) the history of the Time War, for instance, scheduled to be revealed at Big Finish, not on TV.

Capturing this new reality is the goal behind the category I've created. As mentioned on another talk page, such things are much easier to create at the beginning (currently there are only 3 actors/actresses in the intersection). Imagine how much work it would be now to create such a category for the classic series.

If you feel this matter merits public discussion, we could bring it to Panopticon. My feeling was that categories are watched over by admins anyways. So, were this category completely out of place, they would not hesitate to delete it. Just in case, I contacted one of them, so the matter is not in any way out of hand.

I also thought a bit whether other media could have similar categories. But the unique property of audios is that it is not only the same character but also the same actor playing the character.Amorkuz 01:05, November 8, 2015 (UTC)

Spoiler policy Edit

Hi! I suggest you reacquaint yourself with Tardis:Spoiler policy. It doesn't matter what information the BBC releases about upcoming stories; if the story hasn't been released, the info is a spoiler. Shambala108 00:40, April 24, 2016 (UTC)

Sarah Jane Edit

I indeed based it on the edit on Diamond Dogs. If it's not in the actual book, it's best to remove it then. JagoAndLitefoot 19:32, April 30, 2017 (UTC)

Non-wiki business Edit

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