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Discontinuity index Edit
Hi! Please note that per Tardis:Vandalism policy, users are not to remove discussion/talk posts made by others, as you did at Theory:Doctor Who television discontinuity and plot holes/Army of Ghosts. In the discontinuity section, if you want to refute a point, do so on the page following the instructions. Do not delete others' posts. Thanks. Shambala108 ☎ 21:20, July 14, 2014 (UTC)
Re:Void ship question Edit
Sorry, I don't know the answers to your questions. However, I suggest you take your questions to Board:The Reference Desk so the entire wiki can see it. Maybe someone else knows the answers. Shambala108 ☎ 20:55, July 24, 2014 (UTC)
Re: Cybermen questions Edit
Hi! It's been a while since I've seen the episodes in question, so I posted your questions at the The Reference Desk. You can check out Thread:162026 from time to time to see if anyone answered your questions. Alternatively, you could ask the questions at Howling:The Howling, but be warned that spoilers are allowed on the Howling, so if you're trying to avoid spoilers, be careful posting on the Howling. Thanks. Shambala108 ☎ 22:41, September 25, 2014 (UTC)
Valid sources Edit
Hi! Please note that we do not allow reference books as sources for our in-universe articles. It might be helpful for you to read Tardis:Valid sources and Tardis:In-universe perspective. Thanks. Shambala108 ☎ 15:34, November 7, 2014 (UTC)
Re: image requests Edit
Hi! Regarding your image request, if you take a look at Tardis:Image use policy, you will see the guidelines for image size. In general, images are only viewed at 250px, so 800px is usually the maximum width allowed, and all screenshots should be widescreen. So I"m not sure if the size you requested would work.
As for the information you added, it's generally better if you only add information from stories you are familiar with, that is, you actually have watched the TV stories or read the comics or novels, etc. Relying on information from others, especially the internet, can cause errors. We recently had someone claim on The Daleks' Master Plan that the First Doctor had a stetson shot off his head — something that this user had no knowledge of, but had simply read it on the internet. If your friend can provide the source for the information you added, it can be placed on the page, as long as the source satisfies Tardis:Valid sources. However, if it comes from a reference book, then it could only be placed in a behind-the-scenes section.
Re: uncredited cast Edit
Hi! If you want to put uncredited cast on a story page, you do so by posting the following:
- === Uncredited cast ===
under the cast section. Note that I used three equals signs - it must be a subheading of the cast section. Any uncredited cast you list must be sourced. See The Family of Blood (TV story) for an example of the proper way to cite uncredited cast on story pages.
I know there's a forum post that deals with this, but it might take me a while to find it. I'll post it here when I do find it in case you're interested in reading more details. Shambala108 ☎ 03:31, April 28, 2015 (UTC)
- If it must be sourced, can I use Doctor Who: The Encyclopedia as a "valid" (i.e., not a "Behind the Scenes" source? It does break the fourth wall. Sniping is AwesomeDefeat the Sniper 19:39, April 28, 2015 (UTC)
Re: question Edit
Well, that kind of depends on a few things. I don't know the policies at your other wiki, but here we place a priority on story names over reference books or production crew comments, things like that. Also on this wiki, all stories are given valid weight, meaning that we don't place television stories as more important than prose, etc.
If a similar situation happened on this wiki, we would probably go with the technical term over the term that states purpose. For example, the sonic screwdriver has probably been called a lot of things, such as sonic device, but its actual name is sonic screwdriver, so that's what we call it.
- You might want to take a look at Template:Conjecture to see how we take care of things that don't really have names in-narrative. That way you could name the article whatever you want, and put up a similar template that explains you don't know the name so you came up with something as close as possible. As far as out-of-universe sources, that would be up to your wiki. If it happens a lot, you might want to consider allowing names on that basis. And I think we do on occasion allow OOU names, like if they come from scripts or production notes, but I think it's usually on a case-by-case basis.
- If you do want to use something like the template I mentioned, please first check with User:CzechOut for permission. I don't really know the ins and outs of borrowing material from one wiki to another, and you might have to get his permission before using such a template. Hope this helps! Shambala108 ☎ 16:11, October 10, 2015 (UTC)
Admin matters Edit
Hi! Please do not attempt to post any messages on User:CybermanFan's talk page regarding his issues with policies. This is an admin matter, and dealing with users like this is not something non-admins have to worry about. Thanks. Shambala108 ☎ 22:03, November 22, 2015 (UTC)