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Copyright & Ark in SpaceEdit

I've deleted the image and rolled back the edits made to the pages they were in. I was thinking though if the image came from a screencap from the actual DVD then that might be more covered by the BBC than the restoration team's copyright. What'd you think? --Tangerineduel 04:38, 20 February 2009 (UTC)

Italics and story referencesEdit

Hi, just noticed your creation of Morbius Doctors, just a small note, only the story title needs italisicing ie (TV: An Unearthly Child). Thanks. --Tangerineduel 15:18, 29 March 2009 (UTC)

Cropped coversEdit

I think that's okay. As long as like you've shown they attribute where they come from with a wiki-link to the original image and also have the (whichever they're part of) copyright tags on them. Though the link can just be for example: File:Master_cover.jpg (check out File:Master audio.JPG where I've edited it to show the changes). Basically it's just like the categories to make them links rather than appearing in the body; [[:File:Master audio.JPG]]. Using the [[:Image:Master audio.JPG]] also works, at some point the wikis switched from using Image to using File as the prefix. Hope this makes it all clearer. --Tangerineduel 13:08, 13 June 2009 (UTC)

Yeah that's all good, the cropped images just need the same copyright tags as the covers they come from. --Tangerineduel 15:33, 14 June 2009 (UTC)

ScreenshotsEdit

We use the images under fair dealing / fair use (search for both on wikipedia for a detailed definition) but it's basically; we're using it for research, study and whatever. All images have (or should have) a copyright tag attached to their page so we're not claiming ownership of the images. --Tangerineduel 14:54, 3 July 2009 (UTC)

Penelope Gate?Edit

In your recent edit to The Woman, you mention a character called Penelope Gate, who you say is identified "in some novels" as the Doctor's mother. Note that the link is red. One would assume such an important character, even if only in the novels, would have had an article written about her. I can't find anything to support which novels identify this person by name. Could you go back and add a source for this? This Wikia is inclusive in the sources it uses (meaning information taken from novels is considered just as valid as information from TV), but we still need to have a source cited, otherwise this is the sort of information that might be removed. Thanks. 23skidoo 23:11, February 17, 2010 (UTC)

  • I think that's stretching things a bit. If both novels had been written by the same person, I might tend to agree with you. But the novelists rarely cooperated to such a degree. Also, Infinity Doctors was written at a time when, as I understand it, BBC Books actively encouraged its writers not to incorporate New Adventures continuity (that eventually changed, of course). We also don't know what incarnation of the Doctor is in Infinity Doctors, and there's been some thought it could be a Doctor Who Unbound-like Doctor, outside continuity. I have no objection to noting that the Doctor's mother may have been named Penelope per Infinity Doctors, but we can't say Penelope Gate for that character, any more than if a novel gives the Doctor's father the name Alistair and we were to suggest that because a character name Alistair Lethbridge-Stewart has also been mentioned, that he's the Doctor's dad. We should add the Penelope reference to the main article on the Doctor, though, in the section about his family. 23skidoo 14:58, February 18, 2010 (UTC)

Time FieldEdit

Crack currently redirects to Time Field.

We use things that are said in-universe to name the majority or articles, I think it's better to have an in-universe title name for the article than to name it 'Crack' and then have to put a conjecture tag at the top of the article. You can add a topic to the talk page of the article and begin a new discussion relating to the topic of the name. Thanks. --Tangerineduel / talk 14:20, February 14, 2011 (UTC)

You are missing out Edit

You haven't seen any Eleventh Doctor episodes!?! Poor you! 65.35.225.248 23:55, June 24, 2011 (UTC)

Your input is needed!

You are invited to join the discussion at Forum:Can we disable visual editor please?.

czechout@fandom   06:33: Wed 21 Dec 2011 

Thumbnails Edit

Thanks very much for your recent addition to Seventh Doctor. However, please bear in mind that all thumbnails must not have a size specified. See T:THUMB SIZE for more info.
czechout@fandom   15:40: Mon 13 Aug 2012 

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