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


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 


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 


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)


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)


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 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. 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.) -- 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)

tardis list of cast and crew list

I left a message on the talk page for the list of cast and crew several days ago and have not gotten a response from you--the only editor of that page. Could you pop over there so that the discussion I started can get going? I have a bunch of questions about the page none of which are self-evident when I go to the page. Thanks. Anoted 18:38, May 17, 2013 (UTC)

removing who played what on year pages

Why are you removing the who played what information on year pages? Could you explain what the idea behind these edits are? Anoted 02:55, May 20, 2013 (UTC)

If you haven't noticed, SmallerOnTheOutside has been cleaning up the day pages, but hasn't had time to do the same on the year pages, so I have taken it upon myself to do so instead. Doug86 04:05, May 20, 2013 (UTC)

{{Doug86}} hey so sorry mate but I don't know anything since I am a new member and I was wondering about this hypercube I received? So where do I find the message that was sent to me via hypercube? Thanks for taking a quick glance at my question if you do!

Navigation Help

Hey Doug, I want to know how to set up the wiki navigation and the font on my wiki, UEFA Wiki. Here's a link I know it has something to do with the css but I want the code. Thanks --QuestionRules 20:25, May 28, 2013 (UTC)

Atropa belladonna

Hi. Why exactly did you delete Atropa belladonna? I'm sure you have a reason, but you didn't cite one and I can't think of any.

I mean, it's named in the script, and I said nothing that not written in it:

Is it? Yes. I thought so. Atropa belladonna. Deadly Nightshade.
Remember, we brought no food with us and the only water available is that poisoned water out there with Deadly Nightshade.

Oh, and I missed a piece of info: atropine is the poisonous bit.

Anyway, I'm sure there is a reason, but I have checked to the best of my abilities and there is no duplicate anywhere. Or at least I haven't found it yet.
--SOTO 04:09, June 29, 2013 (UTC)

The reason is because we already have a page for this at Belladonna. My apologies for not citing the reason for the deletion. Doug86 04:47, June 29, 2013 (UTC)
Ah, thank you.
But... umm... "Belladonna" is technically an incorrect title, and it's never identified as such in the serial. It's only ever called "Atropa belladonna" and "Deadly Nightshade" (capitalised as such both in my CC and according to its Wikipedia article). Therefore, both "Belladonna" and "deadly nightshade" are bad titles. Sure, they can stay as redirects, but the article should rest at either Atropa Belladonna or Deadly Nightshade.
I'll put a {{rename}} tag now.
--SOTO 04:52, June 29, 2013 (UTC)

Just wanted to say thanks for welcoming me to the wiki. And also If you could would you be able to tell me how hyperlink pages. Thanks

Snivystorm 15:11, July 10, 2013 (UTC)

Hi Doug You responded to my edits on the page about my grandfather William Hartnell. I'm afraid I may not have done all this in the correct manner as I am a little confused by the systems on these websites! A lot of the information on there was incorrecct and it frustrates me that it appears to have been gleaned from newspaper articles which, I have already pointed out in my biography of my grandfather, are often inaccurate. I have corrected the data with a brief summary but I do somewhat object to the comments (which I haven't yet removed) about my biography being a "hagiography". This was not the judgement of the jounalists from the newspapers who reviewed my book when it was published 16 years ago. Amongst others, the Sunday Telegraph and the Daily Mail gave it very good reviews, implying how unbiased it was. (I'll happily scan in the copy should you so wish me to "prove" this - if there is some way of emailing you these). I'm not sure who the one person in the Doctor Who press is who didn't warm to my biography - perhaps because I staunchly refused to invent information I couldn't verify and I gave personal memories of his involvement in Doctor Who, but I can assure you that all the information in my book came from diaries, letters, programmes, photographs and my mother, who was Bill's daughter, and interviews with people who had worked with him. I object to the inference in the article on this site that "Information is hard to verify" - perhaps this can be removed by yourself as it would seem untrue. It implies I am lying. If that person would like to challenge any specific facts, then they are free to contact me, my work address is easily found on the net.

In the same way, "fluffs" are constantly discussed without any reference being made to the fact that the show was recorded virtually as live with only a couple of post shoot edits. The programme had a 48 week a year schedule, something which would never ever be considered nowadays with such a small core cast, so the pressure on Bill who was in virtually every episode was immense. Is it possible to introduce a note about that into the discussion of the fluffs? I would be grateful.

I had endless problems with the main wikipedia entry where it took me ages to correct the facts of his birth and there ONE person's view was allowed to cloud his biography. One person, who clearly didn't get on with him, claimed he was anti-semitic when Bill in fact adored Carole Ann Ford his first companion AND Verity Lambert, both of whom were Jewish. He may well have been sometimes bigoted (not surprising given the prevailing views of his generation), but he was never so on a personal level and it is unpleasant to have prove things which most of those involved will attest to..

If I need to do something quite different to amend your tardis website, then please do help me do it correctly! ~ ~ ~ ~

I noticed you are non-cannon. Do you ship any fandoms besides DW?

My email

Hey Doug, I wanted to check in and see if you got my email? If so, can you please let me know if you are available then? Thanks! --Sarah@fandom (help forum | blog) 16:16, September 3, 2013 (UTC)

Hello just writting to get a badge!!!1

Thumbnail trouble

Hi Doug. I recently added a version of the main image for The Day of the Doctor, without the BBC logo.[2] Yet, the thumbnail continues to show the previous image. Any chance you can help me clear this up? Memnarc 20:32, November 25, 2013 (UTC)

Christmas cheer

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!


Hello, I edited the Smiler page but it went wrong and the infobox is now gone. Can you please fix it for me? --Finn Tracy 12:22, December 28, 2013 (UTC)

dont delete the claras mother page it is for the victorian claras mother who is in the name of the doctor so dont delete it 11:49, December 29, 2013 (UTC)

SOTO nomination

The admin nomination for User:SmallerOnTheOutside is drawing swiftly to a close. Did you have any thoughts on it? Please go here if you do.
czechout@fandom    23:57: Tue 31 Dec 2013

Double real world

It seems you picked up on a mistake I made with my bot — two {{real world}}s on lists of appearances. Sorry about that; it seems I forgot to write my exceptions so that it looked for both {{real world}} and {{Real world}}. My mistake. Just a difference of three characters changed it drastically. In the future, though, you can just come to me (or Czech, of course) if you have a repetitive task with a pattern like this one, particularly because this time it was my fault. Sorry again.
--SOTO 20:51, January 4, 2014 (UTC)

I'm running it now to complete the job.
--SOTO 20:54, January 4, 2014 (UTC)
There. I just saved you 82 edits. ;)
--SOTO 20:56, January 4, 2014 (UTC)


Hey, me again. I was just wondering why you deleted the dab page Madeleine in December. Looking at the last revision, I don't really see anything wrong with it — there are three pages, six if you count the behind-the-scenes ones. I don't doubt that you had your reasons; I'm just wondering what they might have been.
--SOTO 02:08, January 15, 2014 (UTC)

I deleted it because dab pages for first names generally only used when there are multiple characters which are known only by that one name and no other. Since there are no characters known only as Madeleine, I believed that it was no longer necessary. Doug86 02:59, January 15, 2014 (UTC)
Oh, okay. Fair enough. I guess I'll recreate it, then, only if and when there's another DWU individual (or two) known only as Madeleine.
--SOTO 03:30, January 15, 2014 (UTC)


Hi! I noticed that was vandalizing one of the pages here. Just thought I'd let you know. ~Obi

Emergency Attention: Intentional Vandalism and Vandalism Threat

User talk:, I left a note here, and the response was to create a user page like this:

"--IT IS I!--

This is The Return of Doug Eighty Seven!

Yes, I'm back, and I don't really care about Doug86 any more, simply vandalizing as much as I can, starting with Ol' Tennyboy here."

He keeps vandalising the Tenth Doctor page, which I keep reverting. Could someone please lock the page and/or block this user?

Proposed transwiki

I already posted this at the Panopticon,but thought I would notify an admin also. An article on Wikipedia, List of Doctor Who serials by setting, is being seriously considered for deletion. I just wanted to inquire if this wiki would be interested in receiving it via a transwiki before it's deleted. to me 00:01, April 25, 2014 (UTC)

Please tell me why? Don't know what I did wrong.


May I as why you undid what I did with Waitress and Waitress (disambiguation)? I thought I was doing what the previous cleanup tag wanted. Where did I go wrong? You can see where I got my previous info here: Talk:Waitress

I'd appreciate it if you took a few moments to explain so I won't do it again. (You didn't give one earlier)

Thanks--Rebazim 17:40, June 4, 2014 (UTC)

You're not supposed to change a page name by copying a page and pasting it onto a new page; you're supposed to use the move page function. Doug86 17:42, June 4, 2014 (UTC)

My idea was to end up using the Waitress page as an occupation page. Like Journalist. I just did not have time to do so at that moment. I was moving the information that I deduced was "dab" info to a new page. Then, I was planning to come back today and make Waitress into a proper occupation page. I did not want to move the page, I wanted to split the page. Is that wrong? And if not, may I please revert it to the way I planned to use it? (Also, I thought that other people would be able to understand my meaning because I linked to the Waitress page on the dab page, exactly like the example I was given: Space pirate and Space pirate (disambiguation))--Rebazim 19:41, June 4, 2014 (UTC)

I don't think that waitress needs a dab page any more than journalist does. Doug86 21:14, June 4, 2014 (UTC)

So you'd rather it be converted into an occupation page? Reformat it?--Rebazim 21:20, June 4, 2014 (UTC)

Yes. Doug86 21:23, June 4, 2014 (UTC)

Ok. Thank you. Also, may I ask a favor? I know I would prefer (and many others too, I'm sure) if you would just give a brief description like "doesn't need separate page, reformat" rather than "undoing Rebazim's edit". It would have saved both of us a lot of time and made me feel a lot less stupid, and singled out. I really am trying to learn the wiki. Thanks for your time, and sorry I bothered you so much.--Rebazim 21:30, June 4, 2014 (UTC)

It's not a bother, really, and I apologize for not including the brief description. I made my share of mistakes when I first started using wiki too. Doug86 21:32, June 4, 2014 (UTC)

List of crew by <whatever time factor>

Hey, Doug. I hope you caught the discussion at Thread:156099. I know those "list of crew by <whatever time factor>" lists were a little project of yours, but the templates on which they were based were just not up to the task. Those pages were monster processor hogs for the wiki, and they were never meant to do the kind of lists those pages eventually grew into. Upper limit on those templates before you start seeing significant processor issues is between 100-200 — far more than the ambition of those pages. So I had to delete them.

If you don't already have an offline copy, you can of course look at a deleted revision with your admin powers and snag a copy there. But please do not recreate anywhere on the wiki, not even on a user page. They're a big drain on the wiki — and, as they grow, they could actually take a bite out of the Wikia network, particularly if multiple people tried to access them at once.

I'll keep an eye out for something more efficient. If I find anything, you'll be the first to know.
czechout@fandom    16:35: Thu 19 Jun 2014

I understand that the sacrifice was necessary, and I appreciate you keeping me informed. I was aware of the processing issues and had heard that the pages were being considered for deletion, but I chose not to contribute to the discussion as I did not consider keeping the pages to be a high priority. I've made a lot of contributions to this wiki, and naturally not all of my ideas are bound to turn out as well as I'd hope; nevertheless, I'm fairly certain that the good contributions I've made outweigh the bad. 00:57, June 20, 2014 (UTC)

The Master - List of appearances

It was agreed before death in heaven had aired that after the episode this page would be unlocked so everyone can edit please could you unlock the page to me 16:31, November 12, 2014 (UTC)

Cyber leader help

Hi, I'm not sure how often your mods are, but I posted on the cybermen (mondas) talk page regarding cyber leaders. In the series 8 final, I seem to be the only one who noticed leaders in the ranks of the cybermen, taller, with black corners on handles, was looking for verification, but nobody replied, one was a group of cybermen with a leader, the other was among the three debating with clara and the last I noticed was the brigadier, hope this image works.

what do you think? and could those images be added under the appropriate pages???

--Princepurple 06:20, November 16, 2014 (UTC)

Invite to forum

Hey Doug! I wanted to stop by and invite you to be a part of Thread:180396, where we're currently discussing if the DWU prefix does or does not well-represent our invalid policy. We've got some good input, but barely anything from more than one admin. OS25 (talk to me, baby.) 22:56, October 8, 2015 (UTC)

Moved pages

Hi! Can you tell me why you had to move the pages Beyond Osterling's Legacy, Carrie O'Grady and Vandermeer (Kronos Vad's History of Earth Vol. 36,379)? I think I know why, but I want to be sure before I message the users who created those pages. Thanks! Shambala108 00:25, October 21, 2015 (UTC)

As you've probably guessed, it was to fix the apostrophe on all three of them, from Word to basic text. Doug86 01:53, October 21, 2015 (UTC)
Yeah, that's what I thought. Anyway, thanks! Shambala108 03:42, October 21, 2015 (UTC)

Dalek and Clara moves

Thanks much for the moves for The Return of the Daleks (comic story) and Clara and the TARDIS (home video). Is it OK to remove the speedy rename templates now? I just wanted to check before doing so, in case there are any other housekeeping things that need to be done. Cheers! ----Ebyabe (talk) 06:00, November 1, 2015 (UTC)

Hello, can you please give me an explanation on why you erased the page Wiping?

Allonsy potter 19:27, February 12, 2016 (UTC)

It was not properly formatted, and besides it was unnecessary as the topic is already covered on the missing episode page. Doug86 19:29, February 12, 2016 (UTC)


Why is it you undid my edits? I see no reason for not having one page for the species and one for the planet. We don't merge any other species with their homeplanet, what makes this different? The Champion of Time TALK 05:03, March 6, 2016 (UTC)

The problem was that you copy-pasted the current Delphon page instead of renaming it; that's not how things are done on wiki pages. Doug86 06:25, March 6, 2016 (UTC)
Is there any way to rename a page into two differen to articles? The Champion of Time TALK 12:57, March 6, 2016 (UTC)

The Forgotten

Hey, as one of the editors who contributed the most for the The Forgotten (comic story) page, I believe your input at this thread would be very useful. Thanks. OncomingStorm12th 01:57, October 3, 2016 (UTC)

Hello pal

I'm sure your reasons were good ones, but what were they for undoing my revision on the special features page. DENCH-and-PALMER 18:52, October 24, 2016 (UTC)

You made the changes this way [[An Unearthly Child|''An Unearthly Child'']]

when it should be done this way ''[[An Unearthly Child]]''

Please make changes the right way from now on. Doug86 19:01, October 24, 2016 (UTC)

I just linked them on visual editor? Is that not correct? Best wishes. :D DENCH-and-PALMER 19:11, October 24, 2016 (UTC)
I think you've been here long enough that it's time to get used to source editor. Editing that way means a lot of cleanup for admin: italics, as mentioned above, as well as infoboxes ending up all on one line. (Sorry, Doug, for putting this here, but the conversation wasn't followed up on their page.)
× SOTO (//) 19:51, October 24, 2016 (UTC)
How do I learn source code? DENCH-and-PALMER 20:32, October 24, 2016 (UTC)


Hey, as you're one of the admins online right now, I though of warning that the page Cyberwoman (TV story) looks very weird right now. It might be a coding bug somewhere, but from half of the plot, that page simply displays senseless stuff. OncomingStorm12th 20:04, October 24, 2016 (UTC)

Looks fine to me. Doug86 20:05, October 24, 2016 (UTC)
Yeah, I reloaded the page after a while, and it now looks normal to me as well. Anyway, thanks for looking into it. OncomingStorm12th 20:27, October 24, 2016 (UTC)

Change your favourite wikis list

Hi Doug86, you might want to remove the Paul Magrs Wikia from your list of favourite wikis as it basically insults you and all the work you've done at tardis on its front page. CoT ? 01:27, November 16, 2016 (UTC)

Hi. This is the person who made the Paul Magrs wiki. I'm just stopping by (some of) the talk pages TheChampionOfTime has been making these comments on to clarify the concerns s/he has had: You may have noticed that the front page of that wiki refers to the editors of this wiki here as "fascist bastards." That's meant to be tongue in cheek, and not a serious criticism. You may also have noticed that a lot of story pages are shamelessly duplicated from pages on this wiki. That's not plagiarism; I used the Wikia import/export feature to preserve the edit history so that all the authors are properly cited, and the license (CC-BY-SA) is followed. Fwhiffahder 02:38, November 16, 2016 (UTC)

Your thoughts

I don't know if this is how one goes about it but, what are your thoughts on my nominating User:OncomingStorm12th. See link. - Sir DENCH-and-PALMER 22:28, December 27, 2016 (UTC)

Hello pal

Hello my good sir.

Minor request... If you look at the speedy renames section, you'll see many pages that need dab terms adding, would you be able to change the names and leave the old ones as a redirect?

Pages such as The Web of Caves, Crime File - The Master (which needs changing from a fanon term) and The Pitch of Fear to name but a few.

It'll definitely keep the wiki tidy and in order, best wishes and a happy new year.

Faction Paradox

Can you restore all the FP pages? --Pluto2 (talk) 02:04, January 1, 2017 (UTC)

Removing/Deleting posts

I want my posts in the Fact checking category of Doctor Who Discussions to be removed/deleted. Reason: need speculation (opinions and theories). Not facts.

[3] Rose's question of Doctor 9's Northern English accent

[4] Rose's frustration of the TARDIS Translation circuit

[5] David Tennant's accent

[6] Earth-like Gallifrey

[7] Rose not noticing that Mickey is plastic

[8] Black & White

[9] "Doctor, stop being childish."

[10] Regeneration - Changing sex/gender

[11] Regeneration: Subconscious

[12] Second Doctor errors

[13] 12th Doctor is the 13th incarnation?

[14] Peri's Death

[15] Doctor 9's reaction to Rose's changing history

[16] Something special about Christmas

Doctor 25 18:23, January 16, 2017 (UTC)

The Crusade

Why'd you delete that article? It's a new version, featuring Ian as a narrator. It's in the same vein as Ian Chesterton: An Introduction. --Pluto2 (talk) 02:56, January 14, 2017 (UTC)

We already have an article about it, and any changes made to the original version can be listed at the article. Doug86 04:10, January 14, 2017 (UTC)

But the home video article only covers the version that has an old Ian Chesterton, because it's a new story. --Pluto2 (talk) 04:28, January 14, 2017 (UTC)

Requested edit to T:VS

Now that Doctor Who Unbound has been determined to be valid, can you edit T:VS to reflect this? --Pluto2 (talk) 01:02, January 24, 2017 (UTC)

Challenger 2 / Chieftain Fix

Hey, thanks for clearing up the Challenger 2 / Chieftain mix up. I wasn't sure how to rename/delete the Challenger 2 page so just created a new Chieftain page. A bit of a patch job.

AuroraHalsey 22:31, February 14, 2017 (UTC)


What happened to my redirects? Why did you get rid of them? to me 11:13, February 24, 2017 (UTC)

You made a mistake in copy-pasting the old pages into a new one, when the proper way to do it is to move the page. Doug86 11:16, February 24, 2017 (UTC)
Okay, sorry 'bout that. Any chance you could do that? Especially the NTA one, which has been sat with the wrong title for donkey's years, also the suggested new title was wrong. to me 11:19, February 24, 2017 (UTC)

Page renames

Hey, I'm just stopping by to thank you for renaming so many pages over the last few weeks. Some of them had been sitting in my list of requested renames on my user page for several months, and it's been really satisfying to finally remove them. Hope you're well! – N8 17:49, October 25, 2017 (UTC)

Genuine question

Do you have bona fide objections to renaming Torchwood One: Before the Fall (audio anthology) into Before the Fall (audio anthology)? Or were you just making sure things correspond to the current state of affairs? By T:SPOIL, I can't yet discuss why the rename makes sense, but I will be able to in about two weeks' time. Amorkuz 00:25, January 11, 2018 (UTC)

No objections, just making sure. Doug86 04:41, January 11, 2018 (UTC)
Glad to hear it. At any rate, I've put the rename template in the meantime, so anyone who does oppose it can voice their opinion. Amorkuz 17:31, January 14, 2018 (UTC)

Infobox Audio Series

Just to let you know that it's a new infobox intended to provide the functionality specifically needed for audio series. Previously, {{Infobox Story}} or {{Infobox Merchandise}} were alternatively used and none of them is really fine tuned to represent a series the way {{Infobox Series}} does for television series. I keep minding to right up the documentation for this new infobox. At the same time, I would be grateful for any suggestions of new features and/or improvements. Amorkuz 14:58, February 14, 2018 (UTC)


Aww, c'mon. I added the "You may Recursion" to replace the far hokier-looking "For more information on the concept of Recursion, please see here." It's just a classic harmless joke! But I get why you removed it. – N8 01:09, March 6, 2018 (UTC)

Renaming articles

Hi, I noticed you renamed the Bootstrap paradox page fairly quickly after I put the request up, so could I request that you also move Castellan (Arc of Infinity) to Jerricho? Only because I don't think that page should be named like that when the character has an actual name. Thanks in advance. Ben Moore512 20:50, May 2, 2018 (UTC)

Page rename

Hey there, I noticed you just moved Jerricho, and I was wondering if you could do me a favor and rename The Little Book of Absoute Power? There's just a sneaky little typo there -- a missing "L" in "Absolute". All the links have already been moved, but I'm afraid that the redirect I created at the destination page has obscured the idea on T:SPEEDY. If you could just look it over and give it a move if you're willing, I'd really appreciate it! – N8 20:29, May 25, 2018 (UTC)

Well that was lightning quick. Thanks so much! – N8 20:31, May 25, 2018 (UTC)

Voyage to Venus/the New World

Hi. We've had a fair share of edit wars recently and, given admins haven't been that active recently, I have tried as much as I can to not start them/stop them happening (as in, tried not reverting other user's edits more than once/twice). Today, however, a disagreement started between an anonymous user, myself and User:Borisashton. I believe any more "undoings" will mean an edit war (if it hasn't already, in which case a apologize).

Anyway, the thing that's causing the distress is the way information is being displayed on the infobox for Voyage to Venus (audio story) and Voyage to the New World (audio story). Me and Borisashton believe that Jago and Litefoot should be put under the "companion" section of the infobox, while the IP user believes they should go under "main character". When you have the time, I'd apreciate if you, or another admin, could drop by on the talk page of either of these pages, and help clarify the best way of displaying the information, and/or when to use "main characters", and/or any other information the admin team deems necessary and helpfull.

Again, I'm always bummed when things get to a point like this, because I understand you also have pages you'd like to edit, but better to avoid the edit war before it escalates. Thanks. OncomingStorm12th 00:40, May 29, 2018 (UTC)

Duplicate article

I've found two articles about the same documentary - Built for War (home video) and Built for War, could you merge them please. Thank You. Doc77can 19:26, March 19, 2019 (UTC)

They're not actually the same: one's a documentary, the other is a story being told throughout the documentary. Doug86 00:21, March 20, 2019 (UTC)
Ah OK, my mistake. Doc77can 00:37, March 20, 2019 (UTC)

I noticed you deleted "List Of cyberman weapons" Could I know why?

It violated Tardis:Citation, Tardis:Bold text and Tardis:Neutral point of view. Doug86 22:03, March 31, 2019 (UTC)

The Doctor's TARDIS

Hey Doug, I'm just seeing that apparently in my most recent edit to The Doctor's TARDIS I managed to remove all categories from the page. Not really sure how that could have happened, but I'm on my phone and thus can't easily re-add them. Since it seems like you're online, could you help me out? – N8 04:57, April 12, 2019 (UTC)

Merge request

can we merge war king and Man with the Rosette pages they are the same it is read in main aliases partThe preceding unsigned comment was added by Doctor other (talk • contribs) .

Vandalism notice

Hey, could you please check this out? Thanks--FANMADE_Rainbow_Dash_Flying.gifRaintalk 19:43, May 5, 2019 (UTC)

Sorry, I bumped into those edits before seeing this message to you. So I've already verified that all vandalism was reverted by our attentive editors. The user is blocked. Nothing left to do. Amorkuz 20:24, May 5, 2019 (UTC)

Wiki Manager

Hi Doug86! My name is Playsonic2 and I’m the Fandom Wiki Manager assigned to TARDIS Data Core. I am here to help the community and be a liaison to full-time Fandom staff.

I also happen to be an administrator at the Spanish Doctor Who Wiki, which has me spending considerable amount of time here (adding interlanguage links mostly). I know this wiki wonderfully organised and that CzechOut assists with any technical issues, but if there is anything I could assist with, I would be pleased to help. I will be available on my talk page! ~Playsonic2 09:07, May 20, 2019 (UTC)

Deleted story name redirects

Hi, several of the other admin have noticed that you have been updating links to stories to include the dab term and deleting the redirects from the undabbed variants. Upon discussing it, three of us came to the opinion that, while links may or may not be dabbed, the preservation of the redirects was a condition under which the "all stories are dabbed" policy was agreed upon in Forum:Story names should be automatically disambiguated. Would you oppose restoring these redirects (except for those, of course, that conflict with other pages)? If so, could we please discuss it, for instance, here on your talk page, to come to a common consensus? Thanks in advance for your time and happy editing! Amorkuz 22:59, May 26, 2019 (UTC)

Hi again! Only now did I realise that you have reacted to my request almost immediately. So this is thanks. And happy editing! Amorkuz 13:01, July 12, 2019 (UTC)

The Doctor/The Master's TARDIS - He Jests at Scars...

Thank you for sorting out these pages - they've been something of an embarrassment for me ever since I missed those few dots. --Saint2 05:16, June 5, 2019 (UTC)

Page move

Hey if it's not too much trouble would you mind moving the page Spongebob to Spongebob Squarepants, since the character's full name has been used in DWU? Thank you for your time ^__^ Toqgers 02:18, June 30, 2019 (UTC)

Fandom's official Discord server

Heya! Just here to let you know that Fandom now has an official Discord server and lots of editors are joining. In this blog post at Community Central you can find more information, as well as a server invite link if you wish to join us. There are many editors there, as well as staff members, and a variety of channels. Cheers! Playsonic2 07:46, July 11, 2019 (UTC)

10,000 Dawns debate

Hiya. As I'm sure you may have seen, quite the heated debate has raged in the thread about the inclusion of 10,000 Dawns. What I'm basically asking for is an impartial admin to look over the debate and get this thing closed. The debate has examined all the relevant wiki rules concerning the original reason for the case being made against 10,000 Dawns as a crossover series, and all users bar one have decided it should be included. With the main butting heads of the debate involving two admins (myself and Amorkuz), I think it's fairer to get someone who hasn't been involved in the thread's debate to pass final judgement on the decision to include them and close the thread, or whether the debate still needs to continue. Thanks. --Revan\Talk 20:30, August 28, 2019 (UTC)

10,000 Dawns

Hi, since you were involved in the original debate I thought you might be interested in Thread:258247. --Borisashton 20:38, September 28, 2019 (UTC)


Can I ask why did you deleted this page? -- Saxon (✉️) 18:49, November 7, 2019 (UTC)

Page already exists at leukemia. Doug86 18:52, November 7, 2019 (UTC)
Ah, thank you. Putting that in the edit summary might have been helpful. -- Saxon (✉️) 18:53, November 7, 2019 (UTC)

Thread closure request

Hi there. It would be much appreciated if you could take a look at and consider making a verdict on Thread:260549 since I believe it is naturally moving towards closure. Thanks, --Borisashton 22:44, November 15, 2019 (UTC)

Just to double check after the change in situation, am I right in thinking that you plan to properly close the thread with a more detailed explanation as soon as you have time? Thanks again by the way, your help in this matter has been much appreciated. --Borisashton 08:46, November 16, 2019 (UTC)

New Howling post

Hey. :) Could you please check my latest post at Howling:The Howling? I have an important question about the future of Doctor Who that I'd like to know how to handle. I won't just go ahead and create the page. I've asked one admin who didn't know about the rules on this, so would like to know what you think. Thanks. --DCLM 12:47, November 29, 2019 (UTC)

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