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hey, i noticed that you deleted the "Dark Pit of Rough" page. I had a look at the picture

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and i didn't realize that the link to the article name in Happy Deathday was not correct,

sorry about that, but i wish that you could have told me that beforehand, i would have request to delete the article and then move the contents to the right name Sclera1 talk to me 03:54, May 17, 2012 (UTC)

FP deletion

Please immediately stop deleting FP-related stuff. I will take care of deletions once the content has been entirely migrated to the FP wiki. Thanks.
czechout@fandom   15:55: Tue 29 May 2012 

Wow. It's not just that you've deleted pages prematurely, but you've edited away FP information pages that still exist here. You've completely screwed up what would otherwise have been an orderly migration of data from this database to w:c:factionparadox. Now I have to undo a ton of your edits before I can even move the articles. You really should have asked what was going on before you assumed you knew what the deal was. And if you didn't want to talk to people, you could have at least read the forum discussions carefully, Had you done so, you'd have learned that this effort was about moving articles, not simply about deleting the information. As a matter of compliance with CC-BY-SA 3.0, I have to actually perform a full on export of the data. For convenience, it's best to export the version which includes FP information, and then whittle away the DWU info. So now I have to go back and undo what you've done just to move it. You've massively expanded the time necessary to complete this somewhat tedious task.
You must start involving yourself in the community. I don't have enough hours in the day to continue cleaning up after your deletions which are not in compliance with group discussions. This is basically a repeat of the timeline deletion fiasco that you visited upon us. I'm therefore blocking you from all editing for 72 hours to give me time to make the final moves of FP data. You are also being stripped of admin powers until 7 June 2012.
czechout@fandom   17:10: Tue 29 May 2012 
I was able to undo your damage more quickly than anticipated. Your block has been lifted and your admin powers returned. However, I urge you to please surface from time to time in forum discussions so that you're better apprised of what's going on around the wiki.
czechout@fandom   19:04: Tue 29 May 2012 

Monobook backround

Are you sure you've cleared your cache? I'm editing in Monobook right now and I'm not having any problems reading anything. Could you maybe take a screenshot and let me see what you're looking at? Also, what browser are you're using? If Internet Explorer, note that we don't guarantee compatibility.
czechout@fandom   13:47: Fri 01 Jun 2012 

Yes, but the way it's fixed entirely suggests to me that you're on a very old browser and/or IE < 9.0. You should be aware that if you don't upgrade your browser soon, you will increasingly lose functionality. I can't guarantee that I'll be able to keep design elements that work for your situation — mainly because Wikia itself have recently been more declarative about what browsers they support.
czechout@fandom   13:57: Fri 01 Jun 2012 
Even if you're using IE 9, however, complete compatibility is not guaranteed. IE, no matter the version number, isn't supported on this site any longer. IE has <18% market share these days, and has been in steady, monthly decline since the wiki opened in 2004. This means that it's peculiarities need no longer be catered for. You have a better shot of being able to see the site with IE 9+, but, still, IE is simply too different from other browsers to guarantee complete compatibility — especially in Monobook, which is offered on an "as-is" basis, anyway. I strongly urge you to switch to Firefox, Google, or Safari. Alternately, if you really want to keep IE, you can change your own, personal CSS if you see a problem.
czechout@fandom   14:31: Fri 01 Jun 2012 

Wikipediainfo

Is the wikipediainfo really necessary on Crystal ball? I didn't use wikipedia to write the summary at the top. Or is it just one of those things that you have to use on pages with meta-explanations? Memnarc talk to me 07:25, June 14, 2012 (UTC)

FP stuff

I see at The Enemy that you went through and changed the redlinks to FP stories to interwiki links to w:c:factionparadox. Please don't do this. Instead, rip these statements out of this wiki entirely. FP books and stories are not valid sources any more. As determined by various forum discussions to which I've alerted you in the past, we're trying to delete statements from FP sources — not just keep them around with a different kind of link. If you really feel that a particular statement is absolutely necessary, you can retain it, but put it in the behind the scenes section. Additionally, you should add a {{fpx}} statement to the "external link" section of any article from which you delete FP information. Thanks :)
czechout@fandom   20:23: Tue 19 Jun 2012 

Binary

I sort of messed up and after already changing all the links, decided to move Clockwork (The Blue Angel) to Clockwork (species) once I realised that that was the more "proper" place. (I didn't change the links as it was really late) Could you edit Binary to amend that? -- Tybort (talk page) 14:14, July 18, 2012 (UTC)

[[File: |160px|left]] Topic name was ... [[ |Read more...]]Category:Aotm templates Hi I have no idea if i'm doing this right or how to title this. But youtold me I could come to you for starter help.

In case you can't see that number this time, I'm the one who addded to the River Song page and you removed the paragraph (still not sure where I went wrong), but right now my problem is I can't sign up because my physical challenges make it impossible to, among other things see the blurry words well enough to reproduce them. I couldn't find the accessibility option the sign up page so I'm looking for a bypass I guess. Thanks

Thank you

For cleaning up some of my bits and bobs. :) ----Ebyabe (talk) 17:11, October 5, 2012 (UTC)

Forums

Have you been following the new forum structure? The new forums are located at Special:Forum. I'm not sure how you even created your Mysterious Planet question forum post. I've deleted it as all forum questions must go in the new forums. --Tangerineduel / talk 02:26, December 16, 2012 (UTC)

Island of Gushing Gold

According to this diff you changed the source for this article to The Dalek Book. That's pretty broad. Would you happen to know which story contained the reference to Island of Gushing Gold?
czechout@fandom    07:20: Wed 19 Dec 2012

It's from 'The Dalography of Skaro'. Doug86 07:49, December 19, 2012 (UTC)

Buffy

Thanks for catching my faux pas. I'll take a look at restoration immediately.
czechout@fandom    19:38: Tue 22 Jan 2013

Don't delete videos just cause they're "unused"

I know you love to delete unused files, so I should tell you that videos don't obey the expected rules of file usage. If you go to cricket bat, you'll see a video in the right rail. This video, File:Coming to terms with regeneration - Doctor Who Castrovalva - BBC is actually on cricket bat, regeneration and Fifth Doctor. But being in the right rail doesn't "count" towards the file usage stat, so you get this false positive "no pages link to this image" message.

For this reason, I'd advise that you not delete videos on the basis of the "file usage" stat. You should pretty much assume that every video uploaded is being used somehow, even if it's not readily apparent how.
czechout@fandom    08:19: Sat 26 Jan 2013

Fireplaces and Infoboxes

Trying to learn more about the markup language, and I don't understand what problem in the info box your edits of The Girl in the Fireplace (TV story) fixed, and I'm having trouble finding a help file to learn more about it. Care to shed some light? Or barring that, send me to a page or discussion that explains it? ComicBookGoddess 19:22, February 26, 2013 (UTC)

Gamma radiation

Re-added a page you deleted some time back, Gamma radiation. Sourced everything, but the fictional behavior is radically different than real world gamma radiation. Added a behind the scenes section, not sure if it's a no-no but I couldn't think of any other way to point out the specific variations between the two. Check it out and see if you have any alternatives? ComicBookGoddess 03:49, March 15, 2013 (UTC)

Edit War at Controller (Bad Wolf)

Hi, I hope I'm right in thinking you're an admin - would you be able to lock the page at Controller (Bad Wolf)? A couple days ago an unregistered user started changing the page around (Controller to Fat Controller, Daleks to Steam Engines, Davros to David, etc.) and since I was on when I noticed it, I changed it back. Now I get a notification every time the page is changed, and the same user keeps making the same edits. I've inadvertently involved myself in an edit war and I'd like it to stop. TARDIStraveler 11:48, March 28, 2013 (UTC)

Sorry to bother you twice, but the same user that was vandalizing the Controller page has now started on the pages for Dalek and Supreme Dalek - changing the words Dalek to Diesel Engines. I want to let an admin know, because this guy is being really obnoxious about it, and I don't have time to run around undoing his erroneous edits. His IP is 2.223.154.182. Thank you. TARDIStraveler 13:16, March 28, 2013 (UTC)

The Heavy Hand of Forum Moderation & Disappearing Discussions

Could you leave links to other community Forums (like The Howling) and Forum archives onto the main Community Forum page? It has been frustrating to me to post questions to the Reference Desk and then returned to find they have disappeared, sometimes deleted and sometimes moved to other Forums that do not appear on the Forums main page.

I can understand why the Reference Desk is so rarely used compared to the Topic Talk pages where I have found friendly discussion and help. But if there is going to be this overzealous policing and shutting down of ongoing conversations in the Reference Desk Forum, there should be an easy way to track down where the *$%+## moderator has moved them. 63.143.217.227talk to me 19:07, April 12, 2013 (UTC)

Zombie Page

Hey, I was just looking at the "zombie" page, and I personally think that it needs some restructuring: first off, the main part refers only to the original zombie from Haitian lore, when in fact the very name "zombie" has since more or less evolved into a general term covering most resurrected corpses. In addition, the second section, "Minor References", is about as vague as it can get. Do you think that we should restructure and improve the article? --Dr. Anonymous1 14:43, April 20, 2013 (UTC)

Unsigned personal attacks

On the page Howling:Unresolved plot cookies - Series 7 part 2, a user with a variable IP address beginning 63.143... has been making unsigned personal attacks. I've identified the IP addresses from the page's history. As far as I can tell, this user has made no other contribution to that discussion. (Please note that my own IP address changes -- often radically -- each time I connect to the Internet, so I'm not likely to receive any message left on the talk page for my current address.) --89.241.69.58talk to me 01:38, April 22, 2013 (UTC)

Blogs and getting started

Hello, I am getting quite used to this Wikia already, but I've heard of Blog posts. I'd like to hear how to make these, as I've not seen any buttons for it. I'd also like to know which topics are allowed. For istance, if I wish to blog about something completely non-Doctor Who, for instance Harry Potter, would that be okay?

Thank you for your time.

TheDanishWhovian 14:45, April 26, 2013 (UTC)

Blogs have been closed on this wiki, for reasons discussed here: Forum:Should we retain blogs? Doug86 15:44, April 26, 2013 (UTC)

deleted sandbox

Is there a particular reason that you deleted my Sandbox? Anoted 05:04, May 2, 2013 (UTC)

It's been two days since I left this message and I have NOT received a reply (and you have been editing during this time). You deleted a personal userpage of mine and you did not leave me a message on my talk page or even provide an explanatory edit summary. I'm assuming that the page was causing a serious problem of some kind and had to be deleted, because I can't see why my userpage would have been deleted otherwise. I can't figure out why you didn't just blank the page and leave me a message, but that's why I came here. I suspended judgement and asked. Ignoring me is seriously not cool. Anoted 17:31, May 4, 2013 (UTC)
Sorry about the lateness of my reply. The reason I deleted your page is because userpages are supposed to have the prefix User: and without it they seem to be regular article pages. I will try to be more careful in the future. Doug86 20:21, May 4, 2013 (UTC)
I didn't notice that--somehow it got created without a user prefix...not sure what happened, adding a /Sandbox1 to the url of my userpage should have created it with a user prefix. Fortunately the text of the page was short enough that I was able to rescue it and add it to another sandbox. Anoted 03:11, May 5, 2013 (UTC)
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