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We've got a couple of important quirks for a Wikia wiki, so let's get them out of the way first.
British English, please
We generally use British English round these parts, so if you're American, please be sure you set your spell checker to BrEng, and take a gander at our spelling cheat card.
Spoilers aren't cool
We have a strict definition of "spoiler" that you may find a bit unusual. Basically, a spoiler, to us, is anything that comes from a story which has not been released yet. So, even if you've got some info from a BBC press release or official trailer, it basically can't be referenced here. In other words, you gotta wait until the episode has finished its premiere broadcast to start editing about its contents. Please check the spoiler policy for more details.
Other useful stuff
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- the listing of all our help, policy and guideline pages
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- our user page policy
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Uploading videos Edit
Hey. As it says in big letters when you hit the "add a video" button, "Only admin may add videos to this site." The relevant policy is Tardis:Video policy, where the reasons behind this rule are explained in greater depth than I could hope to bring here directly. It's mainly to do with copyright, but one of the other motivating factors is precisely what you brought up by uploading certain videos: T:SPOIL is there to make sure that no content is uploaded to the site about stories that have not yet been officially released, and trailer uploads containing just such content can prove a very real problem for mobile users, who will encounter these videos whether or not they visit a page where spoilers are explicitly allowed, like Series 12 (Doctor Who).
Because I'm looking to assume good faith, I'm going to presume that as you've not yet been pointed to our video policy, you were not aware that video uploads by non-admin are never allowed. So I'll just point you to Tardis:Video recommendations, where requests can be made, and again remind you to have a look at T:VID, with the understanding that this won't be an issue again. Thanks.
× SOTO (☎/✍/↯) 19:54, January 20, 2020 (UTC)