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Thanks for becoming a member of the TARDIS crew! If you have any questions, see the Help pages, add a question to one of the Forums or ask on my talk page. Skittles the hog ☎ 15:12, October 18, 2015 (UTC)
Welcome, and policies Edit
Hi. Welcome to the Wikia. Since you're new to this we have a lot of policies and would like that you read them before starting to edit. We do not allow anyone else than admins to move pages. And we discuss the renaming on talk pages where an admin decide whether it is to be moved or not. Again welcome. We would like you to stay and contribute. --DCLM ☎ 15:19, October 18, 2015 (UTC)
PAGENAME replacements Edit
I guess I would be the second one to welcome you to the Wiki and suggest to read the policies. I've noticed that you had been replacing the PAGENAME template. I would appreciate it if you didn't do it. I keep track of pages I've edited and your changes create unnecessary traffic. (Disclaimer: I am not an admin, and this is a personal request.) PAGENAME is allowed on this Wiki, moreover, it is inserted by most of standard preloads. It does not require changing. In fact, there was a recent case when a user was temporarily blocked exactly for changing PAGENAME en masse (see User_talk:PapiDimmi#Block). I wish you to find a topic that is underrepresented on this Wiki and that you are interested in and make it shine. Happy editing. Amorkuz ☎ 21:16, October 14, 2016 (UTC)
- Hmm... I'm afraid your PAGENAME edits look differently for an outside observer. If you look at your last change Special:Diff/2038457/2102738 of, say, Ada Byron, then you'll see that the PAGENAME template was simply replaced with the text copy of the page name. There is no difference in how the page is rendered. So the end result of your edits is the complete disappearance of the PAGENAME template. Whether it needs to be changed back is a question for admins. My only point was that the negligently small end result of such edits does not seem worth either your time (there are thousands of these PAGENAMES on the wiki) nor my time on figuring out what has changed. In addition, if you have noticed a recurring syntax violation, the most efficient way of dealing with it might be contacting one of the admins with a bot (SOTO or CzechOut) and suggesting to use the said bot to perform a uniform correction. Amorkuz ☎ 22:03, October 14, 2016 (UTC)
- One last thought. Here is a situation when PAGENAME is preferable. I recently noticed a typo in a very long Slitheen name. As appropriate, I marked it for "speedy rename" by an admin. When PAGENAME is used, the admin can simply move the page and be done with it. If the actual name is used instead of PAGENAME, the admin would have to type the same long name twice, which is unnecessary work and increases the chances of inadvertently introducing another typo. Amorkuz ☎ 22:13, October 14, 2016 (UTC)
It's not for me to decide what you can or cannot do on this Wiki. It's your time, and you are certainly free to choose the kind of edits you like to make. And any improvement is certainly welcome. The en masse edits are dangerous in that it is easy to accidentally break some rule and get an angry call from an admin. In a sense, I'd simply like to minimise your potential frustration in such a case. The policies of this Wiki are vast and varied and distributed over helps and forums. I don't even pretend to know half of them. But I'd still like to warn you that they are different from other wikis and often different from what you may expect. So if you see the same thing repeated over and over again, it may not be neglect, it might well be a not-immediately-obvious policy. It feels like we need more editors: I know of whole series that remain in a stub form because the current man/woman-power does not seem to be enough. So it'd be great if you stayed. Amorkuz ☎ 22:32, October 14, 2016 (UTC)
- Re the following comment you left on User talk:Amorkuz: "However, as demonstrated, I can preform a large amount of edits in a relatively small time." I need to know just how you can perform so many edits in a small time. Are you using a bot? If so, that is against wiki policy. If not, and you just want to edit grammar mistakes, please first take a look at our grammar rules at Tardis:Spelling and the rules located at Category:British English and Category:Typography and punctuation. Thanks. Shambala108 ☎ 00:48, October 15, 2016 (UTC)