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Spoiler edit Edit
Hi! Please familiarize yourself with Tardis:Spoiler policy. We don't allow any spoiler information on articles until after the story has aired in its entirety. Thanks! Shambala108 ☎ 15:37, April 20, 2013 (UTC)
Hi :) Thanks very much for your enthusiastic uploading of pictures for Hide. However, it's important that you read T:GTI and T:ICC for our basic rules governing picture uploads at this wiki. However, you should have already encountered our very most basic rules every time you've uploaded so far. Here they are again:
- photos and screenshots must be jpgs — not pngs
- images can be no bigger than 100 kb — that's kilobytes
- images should be no narrower than 420px
- images must clearly illustrate their subjects at 420px widths
- images should have a widescreen orientation, where possible
- files must be appropriately licensed
Many of your pictures were either png, nowhere close to widescreen, unlicensed, possessed of gibberish names, or all of these. We very much want you to keep uploading, just make sure that you're following our rules :)
- I'm sorry, I don't really understand your question. What do you mean by "upload to the info bar"? Also most of your errors were well before the upload. They were in the qualities of the files you chose to upload — that they were too big, the wrong dimensions, the wrong file format, or had a name that didn't describe them accurately.
Read our policies before contributing further Edit
You attempted to create a page about today's episode prior to it being broadcast, contrary to many public notices about this, not least the one at the top of this very page. As stated at Community-corner, a message that you and every other registered user got a specific notice to read, those who spoil episodes of Doctor Who will be blocked. You might think that it doesn't matter that you violated T:OFF REL by only a few minutes, but it's really quite distressing to have an episode spoiled, in any way, at the very last minute. We wait until the top or bottom of the hour after end credits roll before creating episode pages.
You are also creating a a number of pages insufficiently. Pages like Ada Gillyflower have been created with no real information on them. You've also created some pages, like Urchin Boy, after the proper page, Thomas Thomas, has already been properly created.
I note, too, that some of your recent pictures, like File:ManyThingsForBrightAdaToDo.jpg, don't match our requirements, under T:ICC and T:GTI. As is said in numerous places, pictures must approach widescreen dimensions and be >100kb in size.
For these reasons, I'm giving you a short break, so that you can familiarise yourself with our practices. Feel free to edit with us any time after midnight on the 13th of May. In the meantime, please do take the time to read up on our Manual of style and policies so that your future contributions can be allowed to stand.