Welcome[edit source]

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czechout   19:59: Tue 20 Dec 2011 

Videos[edit source]

I don't know how you missed all the warnings, but please be aware that only admin may upload videos to this site. This is one of our most strictly-enforced rules, which we implement and uniformly enforce to prevent people from uploading videos that are not properly licensed.

Thank you for your enthusiasm about the upcoming series, but do please know that you will be blocked if you upload any more videos to this site. Please read T:VID and T:RVID.
czechout    20:54: Sat 23 Mar 2013

You did a great job of obeying the spirit of T:VID by pulling from the BBC's official account. That's why you're not blocked right now. But as a matter of administration it's simply easier to say "videos are odmin only". (There's also another technical reason. The "add a video" feature you'll find in the right column of pages is actually in beta and doesn't work as expected. So every time a video is uploaded there, it necessitates additional work that only admin can undertake. Therefore, we might as well be the only ones to upload videos, since we're — of necessity — going to be involved, anyway. Again, thanks very much for pulling from the right place and doing so much good work on the article about the latest prequel!
czechout    22:11: Sat 23 Mar 2013

License[edit source]

Thanks for being conscientious about adding licenses per local policies. However, when requesting help, please provide a link to the photo in question, which you can do by adding a colon in front of the word file, viz:


Yes, I could dig around your contribution history and figure it out, but it's better to give a link anytime you're requesting help over a specific issue.
czechout    08:28: Sat 25 May 2013

Starman[edit source]

Well, that's quite a messy one. Give me some time to look around and I'll see what I can come up with. I will also do a speedy rename of the song page some time soon when I get a chance to change the links to the page. Shambala108 18:43, November 9, 2013 (UTC)

Ok I did a bit of looking around, and I have a suggestion that will work at least long enough for you to create the page. Then we can maybe bring this issue to the forums to see if anyone has any suggestions. Keep in mind that I haven't read the story, so my suggestion is based solely on your description.
Create the page for the main guy, and include a section explaining the 26th dimension guy. Keep them both on the same page for now, and if it becomes necessary to split them, it can be done pretty easily. Shambala108 01:19, November 10, 2013 (UTC)

Christmas cheer[edit source]

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!


Aliases[edit source]

You haven't, unfortunately, asked a "quick question". You've asked a question that has been the subject of much debate. Complaints started in at least 2010, with this August 2010 discussion, but that conversation died without clear resolution. A new discussion rolled around in September 2011, which had the effect of agreeing to "significant" names. The consensus reached there was:

The names listed are notable or used more than once to identify the individual. In keeping with the idea of an infobox it's a summary of the article, so any one-time mentions can go within the body of the articleTangerineduel

The {{Infobox Individual}} has changed its label for the field again since then to its present main aliases to sorta stress the point made by TD in 2011.

The key point — or "baseline" as you put it — is the notion of multiple stories. Now, obviously, there are some people who appear in only one story, so if they have a significant nickname in that story, then you could include it in the infobox. I'm writing an article right now about the lead character from Wonderland. She writes as a middle-aged woman about her time as a young woman in San Francisco. Her real name is Jessica Willamy, but the name she adopted for the 1967 events was "Summer". That's the name the Doctor, Ben and Polly know her by, and it's the name that dominates most passages in the book. So the PAGENAME on this not-yet-written article is Jessica Willamy, and the main alias field is gonna be "Summer".

But I don't think that a name given in one story for a recurring character is valid for this field. That is to me the very clear sense of our previous community discussions. So it's right to strike down Ginger Rogers from Amy Pond. You shouldn't in any way assume that because a rule-breaking thing exists on the wiki that the established conventions have been thrown out the window. It just means no one has gotten around to cleaning that up. (I've cleaned out at particular alias field before, but the weeds have come back.)

As for Melody Malone, I would agree that that name should come back to the infobox. She's not only Melody throughout Magic, but she's known as Melody in Angels. And, maybe more to the point, it's a significant name because it's a name under which the character has published.
czechout    17:30: Thu 06 Feb 2014

Tales of Trenzalore[edit source]

Hi! I don't know much about Tales of Trenzalore, bit I just wanted to thank you for the huge amount of work you've done on its article and other related pages today. Thanks! Shambala108 03:47, February 28, 2014 (UTC)

Eleven template[edit source]

I can't find a reason for locking it, so I've unlocked it until/unless another admin thinks it needs to be locked again. Shambala108 19:04, April 27, 2014 (UTC)

Re:Quick question[edit source]

Hi! I've added a response to your and User:Bold Clone's discussion at my talk page. Thanks! Shambala108 14:22, July 12, 2014 (UTC)

In order to stop Shambala getting pinged every single time one of you responds, I've moved the matter to the neutral ground of Thread:158757.
czechout    04:38: Sun 13 Jul 2014

hi, i edited the page of the latest episode "the caretaker" because i noticed a mistake on the continuity, it says, "The Doctor previously went undercover in a school while in his Tenth Incarnation", but it's not his "tenth incarnation" but the eleventh, cause david tennant's doctor (10th doctor) was established as the 11th incarnation duo to the war doctor incarnation existence in the day of the doctor.

Redundant categories[edit source]

Hi! Thanks for helping weed out redundant categories. However, before you do such a chore, please check to make sure that the category is not involved in the Game of Rassilon. I've had to undo all your edit to Torchwood stories because Category:Torchwood television stories is currently part of the Game of Rassilon. Thanks! Shambala108 15:40, November 26, 2014 (UTC)

No, in general, you're right that we try to avoid redundant categories. The only exception is the Game of Rassilon categories, and it can be hard to keep track of them. You can either check the category pages themselves, or I think the list that is posted on user pages is pretty up to date. Shambala108 16:45, November 26, 2014 (UTC)
It's actually not hard to keep track of GOR categories. All are clearly labelled on their category page as being involved in the game. You should always, always go to a category's page before taking any action to remove categories. It's entirely possible that what's written there will help explain the point of the category, such that you no longer feel it necessary to delete it.
czechout    21:31: Sat 02 May 2015

All caps alert[edit source]

That's a very unusual capitalisation. Given that SERVEYOUinc comes from a comic book, where all-caps lettering is the norm, why do you believe that your capitalisation is correct? Do you have a screen grab of a comic frame that can be used to back up your claim? If so, we can make adjustments to the anti-shouting filter. Otherwise, we'd probably want to change the name of the article.
czechout    02:01: Thu 26 Mar 2015

Titan Back-up Comics[edit source]

Hey, I just wanted to tell you that we are currently sending down a final vote on the Titan back-up comics down at Thread:177099. You seemed to have a pretty strong opinion on the issue, so I just wanted to make sure that you knew that the vote was happening. It is currently three votes for the back-up strips being valid and five for them being invalid. All votes have gone towards making the WeLoveTITANS comics invalid. If you want a say in the matter, there is a week and three days left on voting. OS25 (talk to me, baby.) 21:23, September 2, 2015 (UTC)

Appearances[edit source]

Hi! Please note that we consider a "recurring" character to be someone who appears in more than one story, regardless of which season. Please see Thread:145607 for CzechOut's explanation. Thanks! Shambala108 01:08, September 16, 2015 (UTC)

Good question, I don't think that's been raised at all. CzechOut's definition (All characters appearing in more than one story are "recurring". All characters appearing in only one story are "guests") stresses character rather than actor, so I would think that even if a character is played by more than one actor, he is still considered recurring based on appearances in more than one story. So the young Amy placement is correct, and the young Rory one needs correcting. Shambala108 01:40, September 16, 2015 (UTC)

Re: Prologue[edit source]

Thanks for the heads-up. I will take care of it later tonight. Shambala108 21:56, September 16, 2015 (UTC)

Clara and the TARDIS (TV story)[edit source]

Hi Mewiet! I removed all the links from Clara and the TARDIS (TV story) to Clara and the TARDIS (home video), so the article is ready to be moved. --Mentuhotep I 17:43, October 26, 2015 (UTC)

Dulicate titles[edit source]

Hi! I will take care of it this evening. Thanks! Shambala108 20:02, November 18, 2015 (UTC)

Ok, I have renamed the ST short story, and you can create the Lethbridge-Stewart story at The Dogs of War (LS short story). Thanks. Shambala108 00:01, November 19, 2015 (UTC)

Hey, it's ErinKenobi2893 and I just wanted to say thanks for clarifying about my question! I'll have to check out those audio dramas, Eight is one of my favorite Doctors and I'd love to see more of him. ;-) ErinKenobi2893 02:45, November 19, 2015 (UTC)

Re: another appearances question[edit source]

Hey, I just wanted to let you know I haven't forgotten your question. I've been doing a bit of research on the wiki, and haven't found anything yet, but I'll keep looking and get back to you. Shambala108 04:31, December 7, 2015 (UTC)

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