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Prose fiction overviews Edit

I know that the category is not clearly explained, but category:Prose fiction overviews should only contain pages which are themselves overviews. So series/range pages, anything like "First Doctor novels" or "Target novelisations" or "Decide Your Destiny".

The category Short Trips, however, contains pages which are not prose fiction overviews, and so not overview pages at all. I think such subcategories should not be included in Prose fiction overviews. The same would naturally apply to Audio overviews: individual overview pages should be directly in the category, and the subcats should be altogether removed. How do you feel on the subject?
× SOTO (//) 22:06, March 4, 2018 (UTC)

Well the thing is, you're basically saying at that point that Paul McGann is an audio overview. Big Finish audio spin-off series is fine as a metacategory. Would you like there to be an Audio stories by range or series category?
Take a look at the category description found at Overview pages. At conception, the idea was to have this metacat very much divorced from the categories, for these ranges, containing the stories and actors and books themselves. Take a look at Television overviews: this is the purpose of such a category. Pages for the series themselves, or overviews of stories belonging to this medium; not the entirety of Torchwood (TV series) lumped into it.
What does need to be thought about is where a category such as The Third Doctor Adventures can be placed. It is not a Big Finish audio spin-off series (as made explicitly clear in the description there), and our current category structure has no "Big Finish ranges" for series which do contain the Doctor.
Perhaps we should divorce this structure which places together cast, crew and stories, and simply have Doom Coalition (audio series) (the page) in Audio overviews, Doom Coalition audio stories in category:Big Finish Doctor Who audio stories, any potential "Doom Coalition voice actors" under category:Big Finish Doctor Who voice actors. Different branches, remaining separate as originally intended. And the leads to these categories can link to the relevant cats for voice actors/stories/etc.
× SOTO (//) 23:00, March 4, 2018 (UTC)
Big Finish Doctor Who audio series is a good idea! A reasonable counterpart to Big Finish audio spin-off series.
On closer examination, "Audio stories by range or series" will not be necessary. Big Finish audio stories fills this function on its own, for Big Finish stories, and Audio stories by company gives the broad view into BBC Audio audio stories, etc, which do the same. The structure already in place is all we need.
The switchover, as no doubt you have noted, includes ensuring that the individual pages, ie. BBC Torchwood audio stories, are added back to the relevant overview category; in this case, Audio overviews.
× SOTO (//) 02:02, March 5, 2018 (UTC)

Textless covers Edit

Hey, I was wondering since i cna't upload the textless covers, maybe you can please? User:Jantoshipper 00:00 18, March 2018

Nth Doctor audio stories Edit

I did notice that inconsistency with the subheadings. The Churchill Years would be far less clear (even bordering on unreadable?), with one-column tables, two subheadings and a main template. The best way forward, I think, is maybe not to split by volume/season. Otherwise, we're getting into "X Doctor needs at least X number of stories per volume", or "X Doctor must be the primary Doctor in the range to be split up".

Also, the tables should have a consistent table width, or rather at least min-width, for easy reading. In other words, Destiny of the Doctor (314px) should be as wide as The Churchill Years (around 450px), which perhaps ought to be as wide as BBC New Series Adventures (around 500px).
× SOTO (//) 01:22, March 18, 2018 (UTC)

Hmm. Looking at Eighth Doctor audio stories, I can see why you split some series up. The Eighth Doctor Adventures benefits hugely from being split into individual series. I'm going to play with merging the other series' tables on that page, one moment.
× SOTO (//) 01:25, March 18, 2018 (UTC)
Done that now. As you can see, in its current form that doesn't work out too great. In the Dark Eyes iteration, that is. Check out what I did with Doom Coalition, instead. What do you think? And should we continue separating sections as long as there's more than 4 stories with X Doctor per volume or series?
I probably don't have to say this, but adding prose content (paragraphs with information) should also be a priority. For instance, the Eighth Doctor page should explain, in the lead or in the relevant story sections, that they stopped making Main Range stories featuring this Doctor, and used him exclusively in his own range, and then moved on to long multi-volume serialised stories, on the success of Dark Eyes.
× SOTO (//) 01:42, March 18, 2018 (UTC)

I apologise for the delay in communication. I think this is the right way about it. Feel free to make these changes more widespread.
× SOTO (//) 05:17, March 25, 2018 (UTC)

Spoilery audio overviews Edit

Interesting point of view. In principle, I surely don't mind. If series pages are more useful with less information but no spoiler tag, then so be it. I can only explain why I thought these might be useful. It is true that the information about BF audios is all present on one website, which we know only too well. (By the way, I did not forget about your request for a fix to the main range links, but the term "Main range" is a bit contentious. So, instead of discussing it risking disagreements, I really want to let it rest until it is replaced and then do the discussion/modification. Sorry. The reason I mention this is that I was reminded that my knowledge of the BF website does not mean everyone can easily find things there.) But what if a user, who is not a die-hard fan, wants to find out quickly the scope of this or that series. In other words, imagine a user who decided that the Tardis wiki is the simplest way of getting this information. I had a chance to do exactly the same thing with MCU wiki recently and I have to say I was very frustrated by how hard it was to find out even info on already released stories of a particular type. So my thinking was that a reader may want to quickly check things out, for which the newly created pages like First Doctor novels or Eighth Doctor audio stories are extremely helpful. In fact, after this almost fruitless MCU search, I think now this is an important service from us, the fan community to the non-fans or occasional/TV-only fans. Having said that, what I needed was mostly things already released. I can still imagine listings of future releases useful for people trying to determine the commitment they would enter were they to start a particular series. But, as I said, I don't claim to have a complete understanding of how readers think. I don't know if it makes sense to ask on the talk page for other opinions because I doubt novice readers would even know about the talk page. At any rate, I have too much RL stuff (aka work) going on to oversee that now. I'll let you decide. Amorkuz 22:40, March 29, 2018 (UTC)

Unbound Doctor face image Edit

Hey where did you get the Unbound Doctor's inner case image? User:Jantoshipper 14:20, March 30, 2018 (UTC)

BF voice actors Edit

If I understand you correctly, you will add a more specific category to each page, and when you are finished, very page directly in the parent cat will also be in one of the children, and you want "Big Finish Doctor Who voice actors" removed from them all.

In which case: I could absolutely run SV7 on all the pages directly in that category, or alternatively on all the pages contained in the subcategories. In general, unless I tell my bot to also include the contents of SUBcategories, it'll stick to the contents of that main category. In this case, there would be no issue at all.
× SOTO (//) 04:23, April 11, 2018 (UTC)

I’ll run it as soon as I get to sit down with my laptop. Thanks for doing the heavy lifting. Have you looked into category:Audio writers, incidentally? That’s been on my to-do list for quite a while.
× SOTO (//) 16:29, May 1, 2018 (UTC)
I’m not sure I agree with Special Releases being its own independent range. It’s in line with The Collected Tenth Doctor—a marketing category, isn’t it? I’ll look more into it.
× SOTO (//) 16:33, May 1, 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for the heads up Edit

I don't have time for an extended answer right now. Thanks for the warning. I trust the situation is momentarily diffused. I'll post on the talk page of Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, hopefully tonight. Amorkuz 17:20, April 16, 2018 (UTC)

Owen's death dateEdit

That's true, but A Day in the Death takes place in January 2009 and the two stories clearly take place afterwards, with Owen as a proper member of the team again, not being under observation and Martha Jones isn't around. -- Saxon 23:45, April 27, 2018 (UTC)

Time Lords with unknown names Edit

Yes, I saw the definition after I had added all the categories but was busy. I added them because that category was on the main Doctor page so I thought to add their individual incarnations. I'll sort it all out in the next day or two when I have the time if somebody else doesn't beat me to it. --Borisashton 20:21, April 29, 2018 (UTC)

The Heavenly Paradigm Edit

Hi, was just wondering what the formatting was for referencing the Behind the Scenes from the set, which is where I got the info.

Also how direct does the referencing have to be? For example in Earthshock (TV story), the notes contain a working title, however the source is not marked and is instead in one of the external links at the bottom. 0003c9fe 03:16, April 30, 2018 (UTC)

Infobox Event Edit

I think (perhaps) the best way about this would be to combine {{Infobox Conflict}} with your proposed new infobox. In other words, Infobox Conflict would redirect to Infobox Event. Do you have a proposal for what to call "Infobox Event or Exhibition", assuming "Infobox Event" comes to mean an in-universe event?
× SOTO (//) 00:29, May 4, 2018 (UTC)

Target not met Edit

I'm still thinking... Don't want to take a rash but somewhat arbitrary position. Amorkuz 23:13, June 3, 2018 (UTC)

First Law of Time page Edit

Do you think I should move information from Laws of Time to First Law of Time so Laws of Time#First Law of Time is just a summary? I could go ahead and do the copyright attribution and everything. – N8 02:06, June 5, 2018 (UTC)

Cheers :) – N8 02:47, June 5, 2018 (UTC)

Daleks Appearances Edit

Hello, I see why you keep removing the Night of the Doctor of the dalek list of appearances as they are only mentioned but what i fail to see is why you removed The End of Time and The Beast Below off the list. As like other appearances on this list at least 1 dalek is seen in each episode respectively in The End of Time part 2 there is one on Gallifrey during the opening scene and in The Beast Below a dalek was seen at the end of the episode. I'm just saying that if the list is just going by appearances then The Movie from 1996 should not be on the list as they were only heard and not seen. Also your contributions to wiki is outstanding. :)

Reprints in infobox Edit

Hey hey :) I've changed the infobox to get rid of the dab term on reprints. I'm not sure how necessary it was to do this, but I went ahead and did it anyway. See, the reason the template never got rid of dab terms is that {{{reprint}}} variables typically only take individual comic issues, and these should all be abbreviations: DWM 23, DWCC 5, DWMS Summer 1994.

That's also why they don't italicise — DWM 2 is preferred over DWM 2 — and DWM 2.

For the page The Lost Dimension (comic story), the better solution is really to put The Lost Dimension Book One and Book Two into the {{{traded}}} variable, because those books are trade paperbacks. By current design this is a free-form, non-linking variable. See The Tides of Time (comic story) for an example of how trades are distinguished from reprints.

As far as trades go, this is a bit of an unusual case, in that it's atypical for a single story to be split amongst multiple trades. But it might be that the {{{traded}}} variable needs to be made more like the {{{reprint}}} one, in that it'd be more automatic. Can you think of other examples of this kinda thing happening? Are there cases you know of where the trade itself has been reprinted? I know that happened with Star Wars comics, when Marvel reprinted almost every Dark Horse comic under a Marvel banner. Refresh my memory: did Titan reprint any IDW stuff?
czechout@fandom    16:53: Tue 26 Jun 2018

BBC Torchwood Novels Edit

Hey, I saw that on May 12th you made a huge update to the BBC Torchwood novels page. The update you did to the list of novels looks great, but you accidentally made a mistake on The Twilight Streets. I just noticed it, so I have fixed it, but I thought I'd mention it to you because I know you're a huge contributor around here, so I was certain it was an accident that you hadn't noticed, rather than someone messing around.

Anyway, have a good day. :)

Trwtrwtrwtrwtrwtrwtrw 14:54, June 27, 2018 (UTC)

Of 'verses, cabbages and kings Edit

Should work now. Amorkuz 21:38, July 5, 2018 (UTC)

Made short work of it Edit

Seems to work now. Amorkuz 22:36, July 6, 2018 (UTC)

Series pages Edit

It recently crossed my mind that you might wonder why I am changing pages that you spent a lot of effort on, the series dab pages. So to avoid any hard feelings, let me explain my reasoning. First of all, I appreciate the work you put into them. It makes it much easier for me. Initial research is always difficult (not to mention creating all these pages). The main purpose of my changes is to try and make these pages as informative as possible. Here were my main two considerations:

  1. When I looked at the pipeline-tricked page names, all looking like "nth series", I thought that this actually provides no additional information, given that the dab page itself is called "Series n". So showing how the page is actually called gives an idea of the naming scheme employed for this range. There is no uniformity there, so any little information helps, methinks.
  2. Secondly, it seemed that giving the page name and range name is not enough, so I started adding years, the way they were used for the TV shows. It might not be overly useful, but it is something beyond the bare bones.
  3. I did not want to overload the page with any other information. After all, the dab page is not for info, it is purely a transfer point. Amorkuz 23:08, July 6, 2018 (UTC)

BSSR Edit

Quick note: BSSR is a designated abbreviation for single releases of Bernice Summerfield. Please do not change it. Amorkuz 18:36, July 7, 2018 (UTC)

Well, it's my fault, really: I never wrote the documentation for the template. The point is this: this line produces the name of the range at the top of infobox, which is followed by the numbers, (number of series).number within series. After single releases were replaced by box sets, the numbering of box sets began anew. Thus, there are two stories that can be described as #1.1 within the Bernice Summerfield (series): Oh No It Isn't! (audio story) and The Kraken's Lament (audio story). To resolve this ambiguity, this BSSR stuff was invented. For Benny box sets, there is abbreviation BSBS. BFT is to be used for Torchwood audios, BFTSR for Torchwood special releases, and MR should be used for Main Range to make its renaming easier in the future. Sorry for not explaining all this before. If you could change it back, I would appreciate this. And, while I thought it a good idea to add the Benny box sets as pseudo-series 12, 13, etc. to the dab pages, I do not believe describing them as #12 in the infobox would help many readers. To the best of my knowledge, they were not marketed as such, were they? Amorkuz 18:57, July 7, 2018 (UTC)
Deal. Yes, indeed, my only lament is that with all this data lying around I never seem to have time to use it. However it may be, if you need some info from The Big Finish Companion: Volume 1 or 2 and if you do not have them, then just poke me. They also contain a trove of information and are not as easily accessible. Amorkuz 19:14, July 7, 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for checking. Then I think the best strategy is to use BSBS (number of box set).number within box set. Amorkuz 19:36, July 7, 2018 (UTC)

Spoiler policy Edit

To answer your question succinctly: yes. :)

The fact is that the policy was written to accommodate a reality that used to exist on the site. I can't quite remember when this got phased out, but there used to be a module in the right rail that showed you what images were recently uploaded. And that was on every page. So image uploads were immediate spoilers. That's not been the case for ages, though, so that language needed to be excised.

That said, one of the truisms of wiki life is that you can never write a rule that covers every situation. So I would imagine we're still gonna exercise some amount of editorial discretion. It's possible that someone might upload an image that we consider too spoilery. And we might axe it. But there's no real way to define for you the exact conditions under which such removal might occur. I can give you an example, though. If the year were 2007, and it were the week of the broadcast of Daleks in Manhattan, I would personally excise — even on a series page — an image of the Human-Dalek hybrid that came from the cover of Radio Times. That properly spoiled even casual viewers.

Videos are of course a lot less problematic because a) they require admin approval anyway and b) they require the user to actually choose to play them.
czechout@fandom    02:38: Fri 20 Jul 2018

Vortex manipulator Edit

Sorry about the minor edit conflict at vortex manipulator. And thanks for correcting the notion about that cleanup tag. I was remembering the one that been placed there back in 2010, as referred to on the talk page. Obviously it's fine to continue with it if it's a new one. :) I would ask though that {{main}} not be re-employed unless there's actually an article at the end of it. Remember, on mobile, there are no red links, so that just creates a confusing situation for mobile users. It simply suggests they go somewhere that they can't click on at all. Thanks!
czechout@fandom    01:12: Sun 22 Jul 2018

T:NAMING Edit

Well, I've rewritten T:NAMING to be more strictly accurate. But I'm not a super-big fan of the rewrite. The point of a Manual of Style page like that is really to give a general overview, and I think I've made it so long now that it's of less help to the starting editor. Most people don't encounter these situations in years of editing, so it's probably a bad idea to have it so dominated by exceptional cases. The finer details should probably go on a separate page altogether.

Anyway, to answer your question directly, no, multiple colons and hyphens aren't "okay". They should generally be avoided, and there are indeed cases where using colons can result in "impossible" titles. Certainly, multiple colons result in the same problems with pipe tricking that multiple parentheticals do.

Hyphens, likewise, aren't "okay", but there aren't as many technical cases where they cause a problem. The broader problem is that people often assume a hyphen exists when it actually doesn't. They'll just use it as a separator.
czechout@fandom    17:43: Mon 23 Jul 2018

Thanks Edit

Thanks for the heads up. I appreciate the tips and will remember to keep conventions the same going forward.

Cheers for editing that for me, couldn't find the correct word.The preceding unsigned comment was added by DanTheMan2150AD (talk • contribs) .

HelloEdit

I just want you to answer to 2 questions.

1. What is your favorite Doctor?

2. What is your favorite Companion?The preceding unsigned comment was added by Kinji Takigawa Party Night (talk • contribs) .

Companion categories Edit

Hello. After I've finished doing the main television companions I'll start going through Category:Companions by Doctor and give categories to those that have enough appearances. I don't need any help right now but I'll be sure to drop you a message if I need any. On a side note, I've been appreciating your categorisation of non-companion regulars; it's a lot harder to keep track of all of those! Best wishes, --Borisashton 14:24, September 1, 2018 (UTC)

RE: Infobox Org Edit

Easy enough. Done! :)
× SOTO (//) 01:39, November 2, 2018 (UTC)

Actors birth/death dates Edit

Hi,

Could I please ask why you've been systematically going through and removing edits I have done to actors pages concerning birth and death dates.? In all cases they are displayed in their respective IMDB pages or I have worked to include a link to their normal wiki page where it is also displayed. I don't understand why this information needs to be removed? The preceding unsigned comment was added by Vincent VG (talk • contribs) .

parallel universe Edit

Hi, I love how you've organised the Sympathy for the Devil parallel universe by writing in a new category. I was thinking of doing the same for a couple more parallels. How do you do it?

Thanks--Saint2 22:42, November 10, 2018 (UTC)

Okay, that seems simple enough. Sorry - It's rare I use the message system, so I don't really know the ins and outs. Thanks again. --Saint2 13:43, November 11, 2018 (UTC)

Re: rowspans Edit

Hi, yeah, I was going to revert User:Zanda21's most recent edit, but by the time I got to it, there were intervening edits, and to be honest I find it very difficult to search through the source code in the current color scheme, so I left it for now. You can go ahead and add back the rowspans, and I will leave a message on Zanda21's talk page explaining how we do things here. Thanks, Shambala108 02:59, November 15, 2018 (UTC)

The Arcade of Doom Edit

Do you have any insight as to why The Arcade of Doom (LS short story) is disambiguated by series? I noticed that you added the redlink to Lineage.

As far as I can tell, there is no conflict with The Arcade of Doom. No other story, or short story in particular, with the same name. Am I missing something, or was this an oversight?
× SOTO (//) 19:50, November 24, 2018 (UTC)

Ah, thanks. Sorry to have bothered you.
× SOTO (//) 20:44, November 24, 2018 (UTC)

Mary Stuart Edit

I will admit I may have jumped the gun on adding that link to Mary. I think we need to do a little more DWU research to see if we can provide a link. Otherwise, we may have to create James I's mother and explain in the BTS that she's Mary, Queen of Scots.
× SOTO (//) 22:08, November 25, 2018 (UTC)

They sound more like biblical references to me. As for Stuart, Barbara does definitively state in the novel that James I was a Stuart rather than a Tudor, and his offspring are referred to as continuing the Stuart line. So we can say for certain that James I is also James Stuart, from a royal line of Stuarts.
× SOTO (//) 22:57, November 25, 2018 (UTC)
So as it stands, we don't know definitively that Mary Stuart is James I's mother, but we can say that they both belong to the Stuart royal family.
× SOTO (//) 23:02, November 25, 2018 (UTC)
I think if we had details about Mary Stuart's fate or imprisonment, which go along with what we learn in The Witchfinders, that would clinch it.
× SOTO (//) 23:05, November 25, 2018 (UTC)
Okay, so in PROSE: EarthWorld, the Eighth Doctor tells us that Mary Stuart, Queen of the Scots, was beheaded. It took several strokes before her head was severed, and she did not beg for mercy; she faced her death with courage and resolve.
× SOTO (//) 23:09, November 25, 2018 (UTC)

Anything You Can Do Edit

Realizing that my edit last night left Anything You Can Do (short story)#Notes in a complete mess; thank you for fixing it up! – N8 14:01, November 30, 2018 (UTC)

Tricksy stories Edit

Sure. Could you please ping me in about a week in case I forget. I am currently travelling and may lose this thread of thought. Amorkuz 07:34, December 12, 2018 (UTC)

Ok, with a delay (apologies), but it seems to work now. Please let me know if you'd like it modified. The magic code is NSAA. (See Pest Control (audio story).) Amorkuz 21:19, December 24, 2018 (UTC)
Best time to ask while I still remember well where to change things. Check if it's to your liking. Amorkuz 10:06, December 25, 2018 (UTC)

A questionEdit

(Concerning capital letters: 'kay, got it.) I saw that you removed the now-pointless link to the image on the Magnus (Flashback) page, which I had put there. The thing is that Shambala deleted it (alongside several other images I uploaded) under the rationale that it shouldn't have been PNG, but rather JPG. I feel like I'm missing something here, because as best I can understand T:IMAGES, it is as clear as can be that for drawn images (as opposed to screenshots), one should, in fact, use PNG rather than JPG. I've put a message on Shambala's talk page but have not yet received a reply — perhaps you might help? --Scrooge MacDuck 19:37, December 21, 2018 (UTC)

RE: Main Range in infoboxes Edit

A certain bot is temporarily out of commission, unfortunately. Haven't figured out how to fix the problem yet. Stranger still, it runs just fine on every other wiki. I can add that run to my bot to-do list, though.

Thanks for bringing it to me.
× SOTO (//) 20:45, December 21, 2018 (UTC)

Thumbnail in categories question Edit

Hey! Thanks for your bug report. Since you and Borisashton had the same concern, I hope you don't mind if I direct you to the answer I gave on his talk page.
czechout@fandom    01:32: Mon 24 Dec 2018

Buckguy022 Edit

Hey there buddy, nice to see you again. you came to our homebase so now we will come to yours The preceding unsigned comment was added by Buckguy022 (talk • contribs) .

Tainted tableaux Edit

Thanks for your diligence and patience. I would not have waited for so long hoping for an amicable solution. I own all the boxes and verified that no individual story covers exist. Fan-made images are deleted. All is well, thanks to you. Amorkuz 19:35, January 7, 2019 (UTC)

The Black Archive Edit

That rather depends if they’re planning on releasing one for every story. 14 reference books from the series, one for each episode, is a bit beyond the scope of a season's infobox.

I have been thinking it would be good to add documentary and ref book variables to Infobox Story, though. Perhaps in this case it would be more specialised THC and TBA variables.
× SOTO (//) 20:44, January 11, 2019 (UTC)

Bots and birthdtes Edit

To me, this is a little bit beyond what a bot would normally do. You're verging into the territory of simply "bespoke JavaScript", but the line between JS and bots is sometimes quite thin. In any case, I kinda think that we want to be more manual about this process, since it involves real people. A part of the check should likely be not just that the reference exists, but that the source is reputable.

So let me suggest a partially automated solution, instead. You can set up a DPL statement where you checked for the usage of {{reflist}} against categories where you expected to find real life people. So, if you put something like this on a sandbox page, you'll be able to tell which pages in Doctor Who guest actors actually have used {{reflist}}:

<dpl>
category=Doctor Who guest actors
uses=Template:Reflist
ordermethod=sortkey
</dpl>

Here's what this looks like for just the first 10 on the list:

You'll note that these 10 are 50% different than the first 10 names on the category page itself, so it's definitely thinning the herd.

Of course, this method won't tell if:

  • {{reflist}} is definitively used to reference a birth/death date; only that it exists on the page. For instance, Abisola Agbaje uses reflist for another reason.
  • There's a usage of <references /> rather than {{reflist}}

Even so, I'd imagine it's a pretty good start.

Hope that helps!
czechout@fandom    21:02: Mon 14 Jan 2019

If you're already doing manual work, I just want to note that reputable sources (especially obituaries for DOB and DOD, sometimes news articles or pages on the BBC website) are often easy to come by on page 1 of a Google search for the actor's name and their supposed birthdate.
And it is easier to do this while the information still remains. Porting valid references over to the date pages, of course, does sound like a good first step to identify which dates need citation. That should leave us with a list of people, as of yet unsourced, whose DOB need more investigating.
Maybe a similar template to {{Uncredited}} would help us provide a list of all the pages to plough through. From there, if no reputable source comes up in a Google search we can remove the date. And if we find a source, we remove the template.
× SOTO (//) 00:31, January 15, 2019 (UTC)
Or come to think of it, just marking the unsourced vital stats on the year pages will provide us with enough to go on. No need for an additional template on the actors' pages.
You can also add linksto = 2007 (people) or linksfrom = 2007 (people) to your DPL query if you want to do that year-by-year, as well.
× SOTO (//) 00:37, January 15, 2019 (UTC)
Sounds like a good plan! Glad to hear you'll be taking the care to check if we've missed any obvious sources. Do let me know if you need any more assistance.
× SOTO (//) 01:44, January 15, 2019 (UTC)

Oh! One more thing. Days of the year pages are transcluded onto Transmat:Doctor Who. You'll want to place {{reflist}} in the function at bottom, before the {{cat}}s, at least for days of the year. If my bot was operational, I'd add it to all people day pages at once.
× SOTO (//) 23:38, January 15, 2019 (UTC)

If you're really bothered about the section heading, I could try to make you a {{DayRef}} which includes it.
× SOTO (//) 23:40, January 15, 2019 (UTC)
That is correct. And yes, just the bottom. You may want to do {{reflist|2}} or {{reflist|3}} pre-emptively, as the goal is to have as many references as billet points. You sure you don't want a {{DayReflist}}?
× SOTO (//) 23:53, January 15, 2019 (UTC)
No, the idea with {{DayReflist}} is to replace {{reflist}} with it on day pages. It would include the == Footnotes == heading, that's all.
× SOTO (//) 23:59, January 15, 2019 (UTC)
Quite right, two columns does look a bit odd with those sorts of references. Have you tried it with {{cite web}} references, though? Personally, when I add DOB sources to a page, I'll do it in cite web format, especially for a news article or obituary.
Also, just to note, I've further tweaked the template to default for 1 column for production days, and I set the width to 80% so it feels a bit more snug in an article which otherwise never reaches 100% because of the {{DayNav}}.
× SOTO (//) 00:32, January 16, 2019 (UTC)
Alright, well a great thing about templates is that we can change our minds at any time. Default is now 3, and other column numbers can be specified using the template.
× SOTO (//) 00:49, January 16, 2019 (UTC)

I mean. If you want to use it for months and years, I'll probably rename the template (but leave a redirect behind).
× SOTO (//) 17:33, January 16, 2019 (UTC)

Alright, {{DateReflist}} is now at your command. Yes, put it in the same place for months and years as on day pages, for consistency. I left a redirect, so no need to change the instances on people day pages.
× SOTO (//) 22:49, January 17, 2019 (UTC)
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