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Style[edit source]

Please remember to write articles in-universe, that is, instead of saying "X happened during the events of Y.", say "X was an event that yadda yadda yadda. (PF: Y)" ~ Ghelæ -talk-contribs 15:49, 7 July 2007 (UTC)

Hi Rufus[edit source]

I've only just learnt how to view page histories for changes, and am getting quite excited at the thought that bio-data on rather obscure comic strip story characters may have come to light! I can only assume thats why you've created red links! Is there something I've missed?? The Librarian 23:37, 19 August 2007 (UTC)

Content removal/deletion[edit source]

When removing all content (ie from pages/categories) than will then require deletion, could you please put {{proposed deletion}} on the page, just so admins know to delete it it (rather than it just disappearing into the page structure some where. --Tangerineduel 14:22, 12 October 2007 (UTC)

Categories[edit source]

While some of your additions are ok, it's generally established that a category should have more than one entry to justify its creation. --Tangerineduel 17:17, 8 December 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for the correction[edit source]

That was a dumb mistake. -- Q1712 17:41, 27 April 2008 (UTC)

Assistance with a discussion on forum[edit source]

Hi, I'd value your input/discussion on this topic in the forums Forum:Italics or Quotation marks?, I'm not comfortable making a ruling solely based on a running conversation between myself and CzechOut and would value other regular editors' points of view on this issue. Thanks. --Tangerineduel 06:29, June 24, 2010 (UTC)

Your input is needed!

You are invited to join the discussion at Forum:Aliens and enemies templates: the final battle.
czechout   22:21:44 Tue 29 Mar 2011 

Best practices with stubs[edit source]

Heya :) In restructuring the way we handle stubs, I"Ve noticed that you seem to have developed a habit of simply adding stub categories to pages, completely bypassing the use of templates. This is undesirable for two reasons:

  1. Readers can't easily see that the article is a stub
  2. It makes maintenance much more difficult than it needs to be

The second point is particularly important to remember. If you use the template {{character stub}}, the category is automatically added to the page. This means that if we ever have a need to change the category, we'd just make a one-line change in the template code, and all the pages that had the template would change over instantly. Note, though, the important qualifier there: all the pages that had the template. Since a number of pages on which you've worked, including skin suit, Angboda and others, don't have the template, I have to manually edit those pages to change the categories over. So, please, remember to use stub templates, not stub categories. Thanks :)
czechout   21:44:26 Thu 07 Apr 2011 

Kangs[edit source]

Thanks for helping out with those meddlesome Kangs. Specifically for creating Last Yellow Kang as I had not idea where I was going to put that; great choice of title by the way.--Skittles the hog - talk 21:01, August 28, 2011 (UTC)

Check spelling of categories before creating[edit source]

It should be franchise, not frenchise. --Tangerineduel / talk 16:52, September 2, 2011 (UTC)

Mammals[edit source]

Hey, could you please reinstate the category "Earth mammals" to all the articles you removed it from. Otherwise the achievements don't work. It won't be like that forever, just while the track is enabled. Thanks--Skittles the hog - talk 08:06, September 3, 2011 (UTC)

Your input is needed!

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

czechout   17:08: Tue 20 Dec 2011 

Christmas cheer[edit source]

Happy holidays!

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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!

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