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New discussion board[edit source]
We're launching a new discussion board to help with international linkages. Some of the leaders of the non-English wikis are preparing messages in their native languages so as to better attract other speakers. It would be great if you could go to Board:United Nations Intelligence Taskforce and start a new discussion in Hebrew, inviting people to join the wiki.
Hey, Shani. Please be aware that only Tardis admin can post videos here. Please see T:RVID. Thanks. :)
Image rules[edit source]
Please familiarise yourself with T:ICC and T:GTI, our two handy guides to image use on this wiki. I've had to delete some of your images for contravening these rules. Specifically, images should be widescreen where possible and cannot be png format if screenshots and must be less than 100kb — that's kilobytes in most circumstances. Thanks. :)
Article proposal[edit source]
Thanks for the proposal, but gonna have to firmly turn you down. Doctor Who covers the entire production history of the programme, and that's how we'd prefer it here: one article under the name Doctor Who.
Hia, I just wondered why you reverted my change the image I uploaded. Isn't it better to have a clearer close up shot? Especially when it's for a character page. --bloob (talk) 20:42, May 18, 2013 (UTC)
Yeah, at first I cropped it too, but then i rememberd that I once uploaded this cropped, zoomed picture (to Dave Oswald, if I remember it right...), and the administariors removed it, saying that when someone upload a screen capture it should be the entire picture, and not just a zommed area. But you should ask them yourself, I think. Puchplimmirdeyslithin ☎ 20:48, May 18, 2013 (UTC)
Tardis pic[edit source]
The infobox picture at TARDIS is the result of a rather long discussion to be found at Talk:TARDIS and its archive. The War Games offers the clearest look at it. The picture you put there is not of "a TARDIS", but of "the Doctor's TARDIS". One of the governing principles of the discussion about the infobox pic on this page was that it should be, if at all possible, of a generic TARDIS. I realise that there are currently pictures of the Doctor's TARDIS on this page, but they should be removed, and the article refactored such that it is speaking much more generically about TARDISes. Your image belongs somewhere (not in the infobox, but somewhere) at the Doctor's TARDIS.