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Birthdates 2: Electric Boogaloo Edit

Sure! Never any harm in providing sources.
× SOTO (//) 20:07, January 30, 2019 (UTC)

Anne Kelso Edit

Drumroll.... Anne..d... done.

Didn't Anne-ticipate I'd do it right away, did you? I hate myself so much right now.. (Couldn't fit Kelso in without resorting to French.)
× SOTO (//) 01:07, February 1, 2019 (UTC)

"No, this is Patrick" (Jr) Edit

Is there any chance that either Patrick is confirmed as "Jr" or "Senior"? I wonder if there's precedence, otherwise, to just label the brother Patrick O'Sullivan Jr or Patrick O'Sullivan, Jr, for the purposes of disambiguation, even so?

To answer your question another way, though, there are very few links to Patrick O'Sullivan, so whatever rename situation best satisfies T:CHAR NAMES and T:DAB is perfectly feasible. When possible, we try not to dab by first mention (rather than appearance), but of course sometimes there's no other way about it.

Any thoughts on the Jr/Sr route?
× SOTO (//) 01:13, February 6, 2019 (UTC)

Hey! Thanks for looking into it on your listen. I think dabbing by story might be most reasonable, if no story offers a better solution like Jr/Sr.
× SOTO (//) 15:07, August 15, 2019 (UTC)

Quick question Edit

I couldn't help but notice what I did for The Lucy Wilson Mysteries is the same as what is on the page for the Short Trips series. I'm just curious if that should be changed, instead, to a list, followed by a cover gallery.

LilPotato 04:40, February 25, 2019 (UTC)LilPotato

Main Range Edit

To be clear, do you want them to swap the whole series variable link to just [[Main Range]], or do you want the current text (Big Finish Doctor Who audio stories) to link there? I don't think they mind a bit of exercise. SV7 took time off, and they're ready to get back at it, full throttle (well, half-throttle). If you tell me what the tasks are, I'll get them done whenever I have the free time. There's no pressure just in knowing.
× SOTO (//) 01:19, February 27, 2019 (UTC)

Sorry, I was doing a photoshoot for my bot, who's sporting a new look these days. I'm not 100% sure why, but I mostly see "Main Range" without italics among lists/section headings where all other ranges are italicised. And, of course, yeah, the other hesitation is that the "Main Range" is not the primary range of the whole Doctor Who franchise. Would "Big Finish Doctor Who Main Range" be overdoing it?
× SOTO (//) 04:53, February 27, 2019 (UTC)
That would be similar to how we currently treat Torchwood. Also, I totally forgot there even was a series variable for Infobox Magazine. Do you have examples of that parameter being used correctly? Is it "Doctor Who Magazine issues", "DWM issues" or "Doctor Who Magazine"? Which do you think works best?
× SOTO (//) 04:54, February 27, 2019 (UTC)

I agree. I wanted a second opinion. I won't be running anything tonight, though; long day.
× SOTO (//) 02:42, February 28, 2019 (UTC)

Autor photo Edit

Thank you, OncomingStorm12th, for the edits to my author page - it looks *fantastic*! I'm really excited to have a proper profile on this site.

Do you have any idea how to fix the problem with my author photo? It is a formal photo of me, taken by my husband at my request, to which I therefore hold the copyright. I can't figure out which licence I need to choose from the dropdown menu, and every time I upload it, an admin takes it down. I've even tried putting a © Rachel Churcher 2019 statement next to the image, but it seems that this is not good enough. Any advice would be very welcome!

Thank you,

Rachel Churcher 16:18, March 6, 2019 (UTC)

Main Range categories Edit

Honestly, that’s the sort of thing that would affect so many pages that I would be far more comfortable going the forum route with this. "Main Range/2019 audio stories" would be highly irregular, but I don't see why something like "2019 Main Range audio stories" should be off the table. I just think this is the sort of thing that would merit a more public, inclusive discussion.
× SOTO (//) 00:18, March 17, 2019 (UTC)

Quick question Edit

I have a quick question: Are you TheOncomingStorm from YouTube? A hopeless struggle is what makes it fun Bad Wolf (Message) 11:06, March 18, 2019 (UTC)

References policy Edit

Hi, you just reverted my edit to The_Ghosts_of_N-Space_(audio_story) and I was curious as to the meaning of your summary. Do you mean that references should have a link to an existing in universe page, such as "The Doctor uses his sonic screwdriver.", or did you mean a link is required to demonstrate a source for the information.

If it is the first case, I have been leaving links out of some of my edits because I am not confident on what is link-worthy and what is not (I'm still a bit new and haven't got to grips with all the nuances), especially when dealing with redlinks. I am just editing pages to add information that I think is relevant and would appreciate any suggestions you may have on what is appropriate to be on this wiki.

Thanks for any help, NeilBeforeTheMightOfSutekh 16:57, May 3, 2019 (UTC)

Twelfth Doctor edit Edit

Why was the edit in the Twelfth Doctor article undone? However, Clara, angered by the position the Doctor had put her in and threatening to make him regenerate by slapping him so hard... 19:17, April 21, 2019‎ - Doctor 25 19:18, May 5, 2019 (UTC)

RE: A capital change Edit

Nice title. I did come across one such instance. Thank you for the reminder, and for pinpointing what I missed the first time around. My book can wait a little longer; I'll run that now. :)
× SOTO (//) 04:27, May 16, 2019 (UTC)

In the end, 180 pages had been missed. Looking through my log, it's strange that I actively removed the bit of regex that meant it was looking for both bigfinish and Bigfinish. No idea why I decided to run it that way. Thanks again!
× SOTO (//) 04:54, May 16, 2019 (UTC)

Clara Oswald edit Edit

Why did you undo my edit? Doctor 25 19:10, June 9, 2019 (UTC)

Re; TARDIS archive Edit

Hi, thanks for reminding me about that. I tried several times to move it back but it didn't work for some reason. I need to look into it but I had forgotten. Thanks Shambala108 19:51, June 14, 2019 (UTC)

Cyberman Edit

Hi, if you're still working on cleaning up Cyberman after the merge, feel free to use the {{Inuse}} tag to keep other editors from editing the page until you are finished. Thanks! Shambala108 16:26, June 28, 2019 (UTC)

Sure and thanks for doing the cleanup work for this page and for BBC. That's the kind of work I find rather difficult to do. Shambala108 00:56, June 29, 2019 (UTC)
Also wanted to say thanks for clearing up the Cyberman page. After doing the merge I looked at in and it was just too much to think about (and was trying to focus on the remaining mergers). --Tangerineduel / talk 15:16, June 29, 2019 (UTC)

Brooke/River companion status Edit

Hey, just wondering if you'd like to give your thoughts on the arguments put forth regarding this topic, over at Talk:Brooke (The Lady in the Lake). Cheers, Danochy 10:47, July 15, 2019 (UTC)

Sorry, I meant to get back to you earlier but never got around to it. Just sending a quick reminder regarding this discussion. Thanks, Danochy 10:02, July 28, 2019 (UTC)

RE: Ranges and series Edit

My apologies for not getting back to you on this sooner. I see no reason not to give prose stories the same treatment. My one hesitation concerns an issue which does eventually need to be addressed regardless: whether or not we italicise BBC Books and Virgin book series.

For the record, both MLA (here) and Chicago style (here) say to italicise a book series when it's named for the title of an individual work (book within the series). While Chicago favours roman type in all other cases, MLA wants us to italicise if it's published under that series title as a volume, box set or collection, as well. And Virgin Books themselves (here) use italics for the books but roman type for all their series/range titles, like "the New Adventures" and "the Missing Adventures".

Note that both Chicago and MLA agree that radio series should be italicised, and I'd extend that to audio ranges, so there's no problem there. But as a wiki, we're not entirely consistent about whether or not to italicise novel series titles, especially when those titles do not appear on any book covers. And we found out The New Adventures was somehow an "imprint"? For the most part, we haven't been italicising these series titles, so the one and only thing that gives me pause is how we deal with that in these variables.

My one thought is that maybe, instead of making exceptions for each of these book series, we could have a novel range variable, separate from range? Or maybe making explicit exceptions, as we already do for Main Range etc., is the way to go. Any thoughts?
× SOTO (//) 03:59, August 4, 2019 (UTC)

(There's also the matter of short stories; I think making anthology autolinking, so you just type in the title itself, and separating audio anthology into its own variable would help with having separate anthology number in range and number in anthology variables. They would operate the same way, except that in the case where there is no anthology number in range, like, say, for The Triple Knife in The Legends of Ashildr, it still gives #3, rather than The Legends of Ashildr 3 or #1.3.)
× SOTO (//) 03:59, August 4, 2019 (UTC)

Bledoe Cadets Edit

You’re quite right — I misunderstood a post about them as suggesting that it was a mere variant cover. Thanks for catching the error and being so nice about it! – N8 02:43, August 22, 2019 (UTC)

1138 Edit

What do you mean "Source for this being a reference?"? It's common sense at this point...especially to nerds, I might add...that he who writes 1138 into the script or scenery is obviously referencing George Lucas's first film!--TFSyndicate 14:03, October 6, 2019 (UTC)

Citation Edit

What, then, should I cite? -- Saxon (✉️) 14:35, October 12, 2019 (UTC)

Cyber-Lieutenant Origins Edit

Should we just leave its origins as ‘Mondas’ then? Or do we include all the places they’ve come from or simply remove the category altogether? It just seems weird to leave its origins as one location when we know there are lots of Cyber-Lieutenants who have either different or unknown origins. CyberFoundries900 17:10, October 12, 2019 (UTC)

Re: user and redlinks Edit

Hi, thanks, I've messaged the user in question. Shambala108 02:51, October 25, 2019 (UTC)

Re: Template:TorchwoodAudio Edit

Mission accomplished. Shambala108 00:46, December 7, 2019 (UTC)

Re: documentary series Edit

Hi, I'm not really sure how to do that but I gave it a try. Can you check to see if I did it right? Thanks Shambala108 00:48, January 5, 2020 (UTC)

Ok great, I just copy/pasted one of the other entries and changed the term in parentheses. Thanks Shambala108 00:55, January 5, 2020 (UTC)
Ok, did that one, can you please check it out? Thanks Shambala108 00:58, January 5, 2020 (UTC)
Great, just let me know if there are any others. Shambala108 01:01, January 5, 2020 (UTC)

Re: admin nomination Edit

Done! I'll be posting my own comments soon :) Shambala108 01:35, January 22, 2020 (UTC)

Tardis:User rights nominations - WelcomeEdit

I have been keeping an eye on it. I admit I'm a much less active editor than I once was, but I still drop in and keep an eye on things. I was hoping if I left Amorkuz for a week to cool down that things could proceed and he may rescind his request to remove his adminship.

I have now added a conclusion to the user rights nominations, and also changed your user group to admin. Welcome to...everything. --Tangerineduel / talk 13:52, February 1, 2020 (UTC)

Hey there! For some reason, my account was never alerted to the fact that there was a nomination afoot, and there were a mere four hours — in the middle of my night — between when you spoke to me on my talk page and when TD actually closed the debate. Anyway, I — however belatedly — don't disapprove and hope that you have a good time serving in the admin capacity here.
czechout@fandom    18:16: Tue 04 Feb 2020

Template orderEdit

Is it wise to switch the template orders around? With the lock template at the top of the article it impinges on the text quite a bit. While hiding it at the bottom might not be great to alert people, the primary goal with the policy pages is to inform people of the text of it. --Tangerineduel / talk 15:58, February 5, 2020 (UTC)

Re: Page movesEdit

Oh, I'm sorry. I didn't know. --You don't have to be crazy to hang out with me. I'll train you. –Nightlily (talk) 23:46, February 17, 2020 (UTC)

RE: IP user(s) Edit

Thank you for dealing with the matter. Last time both Shambala108 and Tangerineduel took this issue up. This time, you joined. So that's 3 admins now.

And yes, I know it's not very helpful, but then again, I don't know how much it takes for other people to be convinced of what the vandal says as they keep twisting it another way. But I WILL try to just ignore it. It's just very very frustrating. Especially as they learned nothing in the past.

Again, thanks very much for dealing with it. --DCLM 12:33, February 19, 2020 (UTC)

Oh, and another thing. You mentioned I should just keep undoing their edits. That I can't do either, because that would result in edit-warring. And last time I did that it resulted in Shambala108 locking the page for an entire week, not only for this particular IP user, but indeed for everyone who wasn't an admin (and this was just hours before episode 7 aired, and resulted in the series page in question not being brought up to date until the day of the airing of episode 8. --DCLM 12:45, February 19, 2020 (UTC)
And the IP user in question did not just stop there, as I proceeded to go on to edit other pages with useful information, they followed me around JUST to undo my edits on the Wikia. Anyway, that was my little rant. --DCLM 12:48, February 19, 2020 (UTC)

Thank you. Appreciate that. --DCLM 06:34, February 20, 2020 (UTC)

2.8 Updated references Edit

Hello OncomingStorm12th,

The images I added to the A Stitch In Time (CC Story) have been apparently removed. Did I accidentally do something wrong? If I am doing something wrong, so I can fix it.

Titanus Abaddon 02:14, February 23, 2020 (UTC) Titanus Abaddon

Hello OncomingStorm12th, Thank you for answering my message. I couldn’t find any other admin, so that’s why I contacted you. Thank you for helping me. Most of the screenshots were also from Youtube videos, hence why the last 3 were blurry. You are very helpful.

Titanus Abaddon 15:46, February 23, 2020 (UTC) Titanus Abaddon

Reply Edit

I'm following on from what was pointed out in the talk for the Doctor's early life; the some pages are to long, and, if not divided, then content will be cut. So I took a lok at the list of the longest pages, most if not all being the Doctor pages, and divided the longest parts into their own page, as is what I believed happed with the Doctor's early life page.BananaClownMan 14:17, February 26, 2020 (UTC)

Doctor pages Edit

Hey, thanks for deleting those extra Doctor pages. This morning all I had time for was to restore the info on the original pages. Shambala108 00:04, February 27, 2020 (UTC)

Research on Fandom Wikia Edit

Hi, I am conducting research on user activity on fandom wikia. I am trying to get responses from as many people from the fandom community as possible so is there a way to spread this survey as much as possible. The survey is quick and completely confidential and it would be extremely helpful if you could take the time to fill it out through the attached link below.

Thank you so much!

RobinZoro 20:33, February 27, 2020 (UTC)RobinZoro

"Return to Skaro"Edit

Why did you mark A return to Skaro for the First Doctor… as invalid? There's clear precedent for prequels being valid, and indeed, as mentioned in the lead, A return to Skaro is identical in format to the TARDIS Cam shorts, which are valid. Is there some factor that escaped my notice? --Scrooge MacDuck 16:21, March 20, 2020 (UTC)

Dang, was it? Well, that's more fuel for that "narrative commercials/trailer" Panopticon thread I'm cooking up, I suppose, but — where? It's not labelled as a trailer in the video title itself, nor, that I could see, by its creator Chris Thompson. So with the "Next Episode" ending, I naturally assumed it was a prequel. But I might well have missed something. --Scrooge MacDuck 16:41, March 20, 2020 (UTC)
Ah, I see. Thanks. Do leave an edit rationale if the situation comes up again, if you have the time — I was quite confused. --Scrooge MacDuck 16:59, March 20, 2020 (UTC)

Bill Edit

besides technically isn't there also Jack. technically. LetsPlayNintendoITA 22:26, March 30, 2020 (UTC)

RE: Time War Edit

SV7 was only too happy to help. They did want me to point out that the vast majority of the WLH hits were from transclusions of {{TWS}}, which had itself been updated, but those changes had not yet manifested on the pages themselves. This will take place on its own over time, or you can manually bring an instance of a template up-to-date by publishing an "edit" on a page (with or without actually making any changes), but far easier by bot just to nudge all those pages at once.

Anyway, all links changed, and I made sure to delete an old redirect that was still going to the original Time War 1 title. Oh, and I moved the three categories that bore the anthologies' names. It's very strange to completely change your branding part-way through a series, and I wouldn't want to give the sense of a continuity that just isn't there, so keeping the redirects and pointing this out in the leads, at the very least, is certainly the right way to go. I went ahead and deleted the Time War 3 redirect, though, for the reasons you've outlined yourself.
× SOTO (//) 05:51, April 4, 2020 (UTC)

Doctor Who Answers closed Edit

Doctor Who Answers has been closed. The new website will go up at, but right now it's not quite ready because they've not had enough spare time to sink into it. Doctor 25 20:12, April 11, 2020 (UTC)

Category Trouble Edit

Hi, I recently made a Category entitled Lesbian Individuals, but it got deleted by an admin, who referred me to the naming conventions. I'm not quite sure what I did wrong, though. Was the "I" not supposed to be capitalized? The admin who deleted it was Shambala, but I haven't been able to get a reply. Is there a way you could ask her, as another admin? Thanks. Never Forget The Day The 456 Arrived 22:15, April 16, 2020 (UTC)

Much apologies for the misidentification. I couldn't see any pronouns in the box and wrongfully assumed. Thank you for the wakeup call.Never Forget The Day The 456 Arrived 23:01, April 16, 2020 (UTC)

River reply Edit

I was relocating the information when our edits clashed.BananaClownMan 17:40, April 17, 2020 (UTC)

I like traffic lights no matter where they've been Edit

Can you please block this vandal indefinetly? Thanks!--Jamie248 [ TCE📝 ] 17:20, April 21, 2020 (UTC)

Gotta agree with that person’s dislike of the Timeless Child, although their methods aren’t the best, to say the least. But what I wanted to say really is I recognise this specific style of vandalism of pageblanking things they don’t like a constant use of the word ‘haggers’, especially in the context of a page move and followed by an inordinate amount of punctuation. Can’t remember the name of their ‘previous incarnation’, so to speak, but we should look into whether this a sock or a copycat. NightmareofEden 11:35, April 26, 2020 (UTC)

Also the political views misogyny and racism are consistent with the other one. NightmareofEden 11:36, April 26, 2020 (UTC)

AND the same method of getting round the spam filter. Starting to look suspicious now....NightmareofEden 11:39, April 26, 2020 (UTC)

More necessary edits to the Detailed List Edit

Hi! I saw that you made a long-overdue edit to Tardis:Valid sources/Detailed list, changing the Unbounds' status to reflect the conclusion of their inclusion debate. However, another, perhaps even more out-of-date passage remains: novelisations are still described as being "less valid" than their corresponding TV story, which is no longer the case and hasn't been for a while. Could you also reword that passage of the chart?

There also all sorts of bits-and-bobs not mentioned in the chart, which isn't as detailed as it used to be (the dozens of licensed but sometimes-invalid narrative webcasts we now cover, for example) but that'd be a larger project, and might if I'm being honest call into question the calling of this list. All I'm asking for, for now, is the aforementioned edit about the novelisations. --Scrooge MacDuck 18:32, May 3, 2020 (UTC)

While we're on the topic, Thread:210966 (a) has been open since 2017, (b) is only ten short posts long, and (c) proposes a quite short and straightforward edit to Tardis:Valid sources#Non-DWU characters appearing in DWU productions! – N8 (/👁️) 23:57, May 3, 2020 (UTC)
Just wanted to stop by to thank you for taking care of Thread:210966 per my note above, and at the same time thank you for Special:Diff/2889213, which was a very clear explanation and demonstration of those variables, and which I've already begun to help with implementing for The Book of the Enemy and Liberating Earth! – N8 (/👁️) 04:28, May 6, 2020 (UTC)

Clarifying something Edit

Hello, I was the main editor of the story Collective Unconscious, and I wanted to make it clear that the Psychosphere in Cwej: The Series isn't the same as the one in the Tenth Doctor comics. They're completely different places (I was not aware of the Tenth Doctor version), and since I am bound by T:NO SELF REF, I can't edit the page to reflect my intent as the editor. Can you perhaps create a page for the Psychosphere as it appears in Collective Unconscious? Thanks. LilPotato 00:08, May 20, 2020 (UTC)

Oh, my apologies, I see that's already happened. Disregard my comment. LilPotato 00:10, May 20, 2020 (UTC)

Companions template Edit

Hello! Do you think you could please add Bryony Mailer and Putta Pattershaun 5 to Template:Companions of the Fourth Doctor, specifically the "Original to prose" section? Editing the template is restricted to admin. Those two aren't there because their stories (being The Death Pit and The Drosten's Curse) aren't covered in detail (yet!) and I only created pages for them recently. Thanks! Chubby Potato 23:19, May 22, 2020 (UTC)

other companions lacking from the template include; Jenny, Vastra and Strax from the Eleventh Doctor's multi-story television section, as well as Grace O'Brien from the Thirteenth Doctor's single-adventure television section, and Anubis from the Tenth Doctor's multi-story comic section. Tasha Lem also has the companion template / category but im unsure which section she would be placed under. DiSoRiEnTeD1

Punchline Edit

Hi, if you have time, could you delete Punchline (BBV Audio Story)? A user not quite familiar with our BBV policies created it by accident. Thanks! Never Forget The Day The 456 Arrived 21:20, May 31, 2020 (UTC)

Fourth Doctor Companions Edit

Hi, if you have a moment would you be able to look at Talk:Morris (Doctor Who and the Iron Legion). I have raised a discussion about whether he and Vesuvius should be classed as companions and added to the template (someone else has already added the categories). I think it is a pretty clear-cut case as Morris was called a companion by the Fourth Doctor himself, and both characters were labelled companions by the comic strip. DiSoRiEnTeD1 21:19, June 2, 2020 (UTC)

Heads up Edit

"Gas All Trannies" should probably be blocked and his edits all reverted Najawin 01:38, June 6, 2020 (UTC)

Fanfiction deletionEdit

Hi, if you have time, could you delete the pages Whoniversity and Whoniversity 2020? They're some fanfiction made by a new user.

Also, could you take a look on Thread:271657? We're discussing updating the front page and I think another admin's input could help the thread. Never Forget The Day The 456 Arrived 19:21, June 27, 2020 (UTC)

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