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After almost 125 responses (!), the discussion over the wiki's imminent name change appears to be nearing conclusion. You have 24 hours to register your objections at Thread:117468. If you don't, the name will change to Tardis Data Core tomorrow.
Game of Rassilon[edit source]
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Hey :) Thanks for your great work filling in details from The Last Dodo! Just wanted to inform you that I've moved the category from MOTLO to Museum of the Last Ones, simply because people who haven't read that book — i.e. 99% of our users — will have zero idea what "MOTLO" means. By spelling out the category name, we're making things more transparent for our readers.
Also, categories need to avoid recursion where possible, so we don't generally put categories about people within categories about things. So Category:Earthers is now within Category:Individuals by profession, since Earther is a job title.
I'm a little confused why Eve (The Last Dodo) isn't in the Earthers category. Is she explicitly not an Earther? Also, would it be inappropriate, in your view, to put Earthers within Curators, or is there some significant distinction between Earthers and curators that I'm missing? Thanks again of your hard work! :)
Just a friendly reminder[edit source]
Hey. Just thought I'd let you know about T:RECURSION. Pretty much, if a page is in Category:RAF pilots, don't put it within Category:Human pilots or Category:Human military officers, because it slows down the bot. Now I know that you didn't add Human pilots to those pages, but, when you add categories, always try to make sure that the pages are not in the broader categories. RAF pilots are by nature pilots and air force officers, but you go with the most specific category.
Christmas cheer[edit source]
A Million Thank Yous[edit source]
I was doing a bunch of things at once, came back to communications technology from the real world, and my work was already done. :P
(Actually this was a little while ago and I've been so busy I only now found the time to write out my thank you. Lol.) You even realised to add category:Audio and video storage from the real world! So thanks, really. I'm glad somebody else cares. I will remember this! :)
× SOTO (☎/✍/↯) 03:25, December 20, 2015 (UTC)