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Dr Von Wer

aka Nicanario

  • I live in Argentina
  • I was born on March 7
  • I am you
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How many links are too many Edit

Hi, since you seem to be interested in the number of links to the same article from a page, I thought you might want to learn the exact policy. Here it is: T:OVER-WIKIFY. In short, there should be a link once per section. In your edit at Better Watch Out you do not follow the letter of this rule, but I grant you that you follow its spirit: the links were too close by, so I'm not going to revert this change. Hope this information helps. Amorkuz 14:42, October 20, 2018 (UTC)

Plural links Edit

Hi, please read through the information in Thread:123048. Thanks, Shambala108 15:24, November 6, 2018 (UTC)

Re: historical categories Edit

Hi, I've found the forum thread that I mentioned in the discussions. It's at Thread:227406 (and that thread has links to two other related threads).

Basically, until/unless we get some kind of official definition of what a historical story is, we can't really create a category (doing so would violate Tardis:Category naming conventions). And unfortunately it's not enough for us to come up with a definition ourselves and post it on the category page, because too few editors even bother to read the category descriptions before adding categories to pages.

So for now, we will not be recreating the category. Thanks, Shambala108 03:16, November 20, 2018 (UTC)

To give you more context, the situation is even worse. I did some research to try and save the category (I quite liked it), but I discovered that different production teams and people use the same term in different ways. I think it was Lisa Bowerman who gave an interview in the CD extras for The Forsaken was describing how nice it is to work on a "historical". But it wasn't a "pure historical", a term that is sometimes used to distinguish from pseudo-historical stories. The simple truth is that over 55 years, people described stories set in the past differently. The ambiguity precludes the use of it in a category name. Amorkuz 11:35, November 20, 2018 (UTC)
I've been reading the threads and the HELP articles. So, if I were to write an article with sources and references from the crew (as it would be a Real World page) about the historical stories, and if it's all checked and it has coherency and a good definition, could the category be created again? Of course, I wouldn't write it on this Wikia, I'd make a draft in my computer first. Dr Von Wer 12:12, December 5, 2018 (UTC)
That would be most useful. Several editors I know, including me, have thought of writing such an article for some time now, but, sadly, never got around it. There are some really good sources, including TEDW 8. I don't quite have the bandwidth for this in addition to my other wiki projects, but would be happy to contribute in principle. This is a wiki, after all. It can always be extended collaboratively. Note also that such an article would be useful independently of the category as this is clearly a real thing considered by many writers and producers in their work but that has no proper coverage on the wiki. By all means, go for it!
PS You don't have to make a draft on your computer (which would make linking hard). If you wish, you can click on the following link, User:Dr Von Wer/Historical sandbox, create the page and do there whatever you like (that is legal, obviously). It is classified as your personal page, so you will have complete control over it. (Obviously you can also name it differently.) Amorkuz 13:57, December 5, 2018 (UTC)
I was starting to write the sandbox, when I thought of something: Shouldn't it be better for the Historical stories to be inside the Fan Terminology category? I checked and the articles in it don't seem to have strong sources or references. I could write an article with an explanation based on sources like the Handbooks and other sources, and, instead of creating a category for these stories, make a list with the usually accepted historical and pseudo-historical stories (by usually accepted I mean based on the fandom, since it's fan terminology, or a source if I can find one), just like in the TARDIS team article, which states something not from official sources but from common knowledge. I might add both. I'll start making the article in the sandbox (with the list), from a fan terminology perspectivew. If this Wiki doesn't agree, I'll go back to the original plan.Dr Von Wer 13:43, December 22, 2018 (UTC)

Page moves Edit

Hi please note that per Thread:128198 only admins are permitted to move pages thanks Shambala108 02:22, April 16, 2019 (UTC)

Stories vs anthologies Edit

Hi, please stop moving categories from stories to anthologies. The matter is complex and I, for one, am against your recent edits. I do not have time right now for an extended explanation, but I will write to you within 1-2 days. Amorkuz 12:12, July 12, 2019 (UTC)

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