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Thanks for becoming a member of the TARDIS crew! If you have any questions, see the Help pages, add a question to one of the Forums or ask on my talk page. -- CzechOut (Talk) 06:51, 2013 March 12

Categories[edit source]

Hi! I've had to remove some of your recent category edits, and I wanted to let you know why.

Our category system is structured so that we only put the most specific category name on a page. For example, on many of the K9 pages you put the categories Category:Robots and Category:Individual robots. However, the Individual Robots category is a subcategory of the Robot category, so we do not put both on a page. Before putting a category on a page you can go to Special:CategoryTree and type your desired category in the field to see if there is a more specific category already on the page.

A general guideline would be that if a page has been around for a while, it will probably have all the categories it needs, and if you think one is missing you should check the Category Tree first before adding it.

In general, it's also a good idea to click on the category link before you add it so you can take a look at the description (if it has one) and the other pages in the category. This will help determine if the category fits the page you want to put it on. Thanks! Shambala108 04:31, April 16, 2013 (UTC)

I completely understand; it took me a while to get the hang of categories, and I still mess up sometimes. I've been trying to see if the wiki has a guideline page for categories. If I find it, I can pass it along to you. Shambala108 04:58, April 16, 2013 (UTC)

Distant past[edit source]

Hi! Please don't put Category:Stories set in the distant past on stories that happen only a few hundred years ago. The category is meant for thousands of years ago, not hundreds. Thanks! Shambala108 02:12, May 5, 2013 (UTC)

Britain's Golden Age[edit source]

Hi! About the page you created, Britain's Golden Age, I have a few comments.

First of all, nice page. It's a bit surprising it hadn't been created yet.

I had to fix a few things, and I'd like to leave the links to the affected policies here for you to read when you get a chance.

Also, off-topic, I recall that I had promised I would let you know if there is a good policy page on categories. Czechout recently finished this long project; you can find it at Tardis:Categorisation.

Thanks, and keep up the good work! Shambala108 18:51, May 7, 2013 (UTC)

Pipe-switching[edit source]

Hi! I just wanted to pass along a couple of tips to make your editing a little easier. There are some times when you don't have to pipe-switch to get a link to look the way you want it.

  • If you want to write something like "psychic locket" with a lower case p, you can just type [[psychic locket]] instead of pipe-switching. You can do that with the first letter of all article names.
  • If you want to pluralize something, like "pyramid", you can just type [[pyramid]]s.

This might save you a little effort as you edit. Thanks! Shambala108 06:06, June 14, 2013 (UTC)

Days of the year[edit source]

Nope, you haven't wandered into a place where you weren't wanted. The pages were indeed unlocked so that all registered users can help. Please feel free to continue! I just happened to notice that you seemed not to be transferring the birth/death info over to the vital stats pages. As a general rule, it'd be helpful if you did all three moves (to production, people, and releases) rather than just one or two.
czechout    02:06: Sat 15 Jun 2013

Pretty much, what Czech said. You are very welcome to edit those pages, and I very much appreciate the effort you're putting into this (even if you're just doing it for the badges — that is what they're for, after all :P). However, it would be more helpful to me if you would concentrate your efforts between, say, 16 January and 4 April. See, moving info from days after 4 April will make my job of cleaning up and adding info a little harder (ironically, as you're technically taking away from my workload). In fact, if you take care of some of the days between 16 January and 4 April, that would most definitely take off my workload and make my job easier! So, yes, you can edit any day page you want, but between the two aforementioned days would be doubly helpful.
--SOTO 02:48, June 15, 2013 (UTC)
Hey, you're almost on the leaderboard! Anyway, thanks for the help. Also, don't do 17 January. Start at 18 Jan if you want — I'm already halfway through 17.
--SOTO 03:04, June 15, 2013 (UTC)
If you really want to do 77 days, feel free! If you do, though, please let me know if you finish it, or if you think you won't finish it. Obviously, you're not obligated to do any work! If you don't do it, I will anyway. Just let me know, okay? Thank you again.
--SOTO 03:15, June 15, 2013 (UTC)
Okay, whatever you want. Just let me know when you're finished, and what day you left on.
--SOTO 03:28, June 15, 2013 (UTC)
Actually, one more thing I want to to check if you're doing this. When we had one centralised page, I only linked to the year page on the first instance. But if two events from the same year get distributed to two different pages, then one of them doesn't link to the year. So just make sure at the end that the first mention of each year on each page is linked.The preceding unsigned comment was added by SmallerOnTheOutside (talk • contribs) .

Your help would still be nice. There's another bigger badge at 250 day edits which would probably bring you up into the top 20. That would take around 40 day splits. Hey, I have to do 366 of them; have a little pity. On top of that, there's still cleaning up those (almost) 1500 pages, as well as doing research and adding info. I have a lot of work ahead of me, and I want the split-up to finish as quickly as possible so that I can get to the other aspects. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. --SOTO 21:01, June 18, 2013 (UTC)

Oh, thank you so much! :)
I'm currently starting May, so, whenever you're ready, just start a few months ahead of me and keep on driving forward. We won't be wanting a car crash, so make sure you go in order. Doesn't matter which day you start on, really, as long as it's a few months after me. You can start on—I don't know—1 September, and keep on going until you feel you're finished. Have fun (as if that were possible)!
--SOTO 22:43, June 18, 2013 (UTC)
The rest of the work (research, watching episodes to find the source for a date, writing original content) is fun. This is... not so much. Also, be careful not to delete the {{#ifeq}}s at the top and bottom of the page. You accidentally deleted it at the bottom of 21 October, and unknowingly took it out of category:days of the year and category:DWU days.
--SOTO 22:56, June 18, 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for your help. What did I tell you, you're on the leaderboard! For the tiny amount of time that you've been here and the small amount of edits you've made, that is quite an achievement! Congratulations! Another sentence ending with an exclamation mark to smooth things out! --SOTO 09:29, June 19, 2013 (UTC)!

Monthly wordmark[edit source]

Hey. First of all, while I did make quite a few of them, I'm hardly the leader of this project. That would be CzechOut, I suppose.

But you are kind of late to the party if you want to suggest a wordmark for Nine, seeing as that month started around 24 hours ago UTC. If you do have a proposition that you feel should be noted before Czech switches the logo, please just bring it to Thread:123537 so that it can be considered. But please note that we already do have a candidate that we mainly agreed on, namely this one:

9 logo 4.png

Anyway, just go to Thread:123537, and we'll see what we can do. :)
--SOTO 22:41, September 1, 2013 (UTC)

Oh, did I make that? I love it! :D
Also, about that other option that must not be named, I think we should put that up for the week between Christmas and New Years. Please do not post anything of the sort on the wiki until it is no longer a spoiler, though. Anyway, after New Years, we'll be returning to the regular logo. The special ones are for the 50th year only, except maybe on Christmases.
I also think we should have a special logo for November 23rd itself, something that truly represents all eras, or maybe looks back at the Hartnell one. We actually started the wordmark project at Three, so maybe we should put up a Hartnell logo for the 23rd — or maybe the week leading up to it as well — in celebration of the beginnings 50 years ago.
Also, Eleven is still, as Czech says at the end of the thread, "on the back burner". It'd be nice to have fresh hands have a go. Here is a blank version of the logo, you can just make a new layer and put your artwork there. But please remember, keep it simple. Only blue (#012C57) and white. Look at ones that were approved for inspiration; old logos can be found in the history of File:Wiki-wordmark.png. Thank you.
--SOTO 23:44, September 1, 2013 (UTC)
I feel it's way too detailed for that size. The difficulty with monochrome at 250 pixels is finding a balance between way-too-much-detail-to-see-anything and so-little-detail-it-looks-like-a-big-blob-of-god-knows-what. Trust me, I spent a month trying to draw a stick of celery. :D
Quite honestly, just looking at it quickly, I would never know that the man is meant to be Eleven. At first glance, it looks more like a fur coat than a tweed jacket. Or maybe one of those fancy dress-suit-thingies princes wear in Disney cartoons. And if you can't tell right away, we can't use it.
I think the problem is that it's way too busy. Your sonic is quite good, though. Very good, in fact. Try just the sonic, on an angle. Oh, and always make it transparent. Make sure it always works with both white and blue backgrounds. To post it here with one colour or the other, just use this markup:


<div style=background-color:#012C57>[[File:NAME-OF-FILE.png]]</div>


<div style=background-color:#FFFFFF>[[File:NAME-OF-FILE.png]]</div>

Oh, and stop asking me. I'm in no position to make these decisions really; you'll have to take it up to the above-linked forum thread, or Czech. We do have two months until 11, though, so no rush.
--SOTO 02:18, September 2, 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for your enthusiasm in creating wordmarks. Unfortunately this project has been completed and we will not be carrying it forward past 2013. On 1 January, we return to our main logo, currently seen on the main page, as a permanent fixture. Please disregard all instruction above on how to submit new wordmarks, as they will not be considered.
czechout    06:41: Tue 03 Sep 2013
Yeah we won't be going forward with it. It was always a limited-duration project, meant to show our appreciation for the 50th anniversary. But to be honest it requires a lot of work on everyone's part that could be used instead to actually improve the content of the wiki. From the start, though, this was always a project that was driven by the community. So if you want to do something for Eleven, which is the only Doctor whose design might be arguable, then lemme take a look. Don't add it to that massive thread. Just pop on my talk page and I'll look. But I did want to step in before you wasted your time on other designs that really were never going to be implemented here.
czechout    06:57: Tue 03 Sep 2013

Hi! I see that you are using VisualEditor quite a lot! How do you like it? Inez 04:21, November 27, 2013 (UTC)

Hello, I'm following up on your reply to Inez. I wanted to make sure you've noticed the option to access source while using the new VisualEditor. It's on the toolbar "More" menu and a quick way to view source, make some changes and then return to visual before saving all your updates. Does that meet the needs you described? BertH (help forum | blog) 21:49, November 27, 2013 (UTC)

Christmas cheer[edit source]

Happy holidays!

As this fiftieth anniversary year comes to a close, we here at Tardis just want to thank you for being a part of our community — even if you haven't edited here in a while. If you have edited with us this year, then thanks for all your hard work.

This year has seen an impressive amount of growth. We've added about 11,000 pages this year, which is frankly incredible for a wiki this big. November was predictably one of the busiest months we've ever had: over 500 unique editors pitched in. It was the highest number of editors in wiki history for a year in which only one programme in the DWU was active. And our viewing stats have been through the roof. We've averaged well over 2 million page views each week for the last two months, with some weeks seeing over 4 million views!

We've received an unprecedented level of support from Wikia Staff, resulting in all sorts of new goodies and productive new relationships. And we've recently decided to lift almost every block we've ever made so as to allow most everyone a second chance to be part of our community.

2014 promises to build on this year's foundations, especially since we've got a full, unbroken series coming up — something that hasn't happened since 2011. We hope you'll stick with us — or return to the Tardis — so that you can be a part of the fun!


Series infobox[edit source]

Please immediately stop using {{Infobox Series}}. It's still in development and has not been completed yet. Thanks :)
czechout    03:29: Mon 30 Dec 2013

Sorry to have invalidated some of your work. I'm having second thoughts about variable names. In the light of the new VisualEditor's handling of templates, there's some question about how simple and straightforward to make variable names these days. I'm thinking that I might invalidate a lot of your work anyway by changing many of the variable names to more on-the-nose names. It'll probably be ready to use shortly.
czechout    03:41: Mon 30 Dec 2013
Okay, the template is open for business, but only on Doctor Who pages. Please grab a fresh copy of the blank form, and read the new instructions at {{Infobox Series}}.
czechout    04:25: Mon 30 Dec 2013

Video upload[edit source]

Hi! Please note that, per Tardis:Video policy, only admins can upload videos to the wiki. If you have a video you'd like uploaded, you can request it at Tardis talk:Video recommendations. Thanks! Shambala108 05:27, May 13, 2014 (UTC)

Page moves[edit source]

Hi! Please note that, per Thread:128198, only admins are permitted to move pages on this wiki. The forum thread explains why this is the case, and also lets you know what to do about a page that needs to be moved. Thanks! Shambala108 13:50, July 27, 2015 (UTC)

The Brink of Death[edit source]

I was just wondereing, if it is not too much trouble, if you could please update the Death and Attitude towards his regeneration sections of the Sixth Doctor page with information from The Brink of Death for me? It's just that I pre-ordered my copy from Amazon and want be able to update them 'til late October.BananaClownMan 13:34, August 19, 2015 (UTC)

Take your time. Besides, the only information that is priority for the moment is the information concerning the end of the Sixth Doctor.BananaClownMan 16:13, August 19, 2015 (UTC)

Hi! I just want to make sure you understand that User:BananaClownMan's request is in no way an official request. It is up to you whether you are interested in doing this or not, and I have asked him to refrain from making such requests to other users. Thanks! Shambala108 18:22, August 19, 2015 (UTC)

Slavara or Slarvia[edit source]

Hi. I recently bumped into some Slarvian references in the comic story Hacked and was trying to make the connection. I found some external source suggesting that Benny and Louise is heavily involved with Slarvians and Slarvia. The Wiki page currently mentions Slavara. As you made some contentwise edits on this short story, I was wondering if you might have the book handy and would be kind enough to verify the spelling: is it "Slavara" or "Slarvia"? Also, if you remember Hanging Gardens of Slarvia or Slarvian vines mentioned in the short story, please let me know. Thank you in advance. Amorkuz 22:50, July 9, 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for a quick answer. Amorkuz 07:38, July 10, 2016 (UTC)
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